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December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Feb 24, 2014 / 24 Adar I, 5774

6 surprising hazards in your home




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Here's a scary thought: Your microwave can suddenly turn itself on and set the house on fire. It happens! A couple told ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, that they were left with more than $18,000 in damages after their microwave caused a fire when they were away from home.

Another surprising problem is dishwashers bursting into flames. A homeowner ShopSmart talked with said that he felt lucky he was still awake when his machine filled with smoke and sparks one night.

Almost a quarter of all appliance fires are clearly caused by the units themselves as opposed to human error -- say, leaving a pan of bacon unattended. That's what ShopSmart found when it analyzed data from the National Fire Incident Reporting System. It identified more than 69,000 fires from 2002 to 2009 in which an appliance was the main cause. Of those, about half could be linked to a mechanical, electrical or design flaw.

The following six appliances accounted for the bulk of the fires. The good news is that these incidents are rare given the millions of appliances sold, and there are ways to protect yourself:

Register new appliances to be notified of service problems.

Check for recalls at recalls.gov. More than 18.6 million appliances have been recalled in the past six years for flaws that could cause a fire.

1. Ranges. Number of fires: 16,824

Burning issues: Burners that turn on by themselves and delayed ignition on a gas oven's bake and broil function.

Play it safe: Look for unusual error messages on the range's digital display. Stay in the kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling food. Keep flammable items, including oven mitts, away from the cooktop. Maintain a kids-free zone of at least 3 feet.

2. Clothes dryers. Number of fires: 8,717

Burning issues: Lint blockages on all dryers and gas leaks on those that run on gas.

Play it safe: Clean the lint filter before each load. Dryer vents should be checked annually for clogs. Turn the dryer off before going to bed or leaving home. If you have a gas dryer, install a carbon monoxide alarm near the laundry room to warn you of leaks, which are poisonous.

3. Microwave ovens. Number of fires: 1,705

Burning issues: Units that turn on by themselves and glass doors that shatter unexpectedly.

Play it safe: Look for unusual error messages on digital display panels. If your oven goes on by itself, try to turn it off by hitting the off/cancel button. Know where it's plugged in and which circuit breaker controls it in case it won't turn off. Don't store food or other items in the microwave.



4. Refrigerators. Number of fires: 1,514

Burning issues: Electronic components that short-circuit, control boards that overheat and lightbulbs that stay on when the door is shut.

Play it safe: Be aware of unusual error messages on the digital display (if your fridge has one). ShopSmart recommends checking that the lightbulb turns off by pressing the switch, which is usually inside the fridge where the door closes.

5. Dishwashers. Number of fires: 1,015

Burning issues: Circuit boards and heating elements that can catch fire, and liquid rinse aids that can leak into circuitry, creating a fire hazard.

Play it safe: Don't run the dishwasher when you're asleep or not home. Call for a repair if the rinse-aid dispenser needs constant refilling. Know which circuit breaker cuts power to the unit in case it starts smoking or goes up in flames.

6. Toasters and toaster ovens. Number of fires: 902

Burning issues: Units that turn on by themselves. Another potential hazard is when a mechanism jams while toasting.

Play it safe: Remember to unplug toasters when you're not using them. Inspect them for frayed power cords. And don't toast anything larger than what can easily fit in the slot.

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Previously:


Protect your good name online
Great car care gifts
How low car payments can hurt you
High-fiber cereals can satisfy your taste buds
What you need to know about prepaid cards
The only 2 rewards cards you really need
Can good bacteria fight a growing medical threat?
11 things every home should have
Dump your big bank and save
Beauty products you're probably using the wrong way

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