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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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 May 23, 2014 / 23 Iyar, 5774

Get organized for under $5




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Clever organizing solutions don't have to cost a lot. ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, recently featured cheap organizing finds that cost less than $5 and spotlighted standout sites offering storage solutions for any budget.

"There's no reason to break the bank to get organized," said Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart. "Shoppers can find great bargains on a variety of storage items at dollar stores and other discounters."

Here are five cheap organizing finds that can keep items in order around the home or on the go:


  • Car visor CD holder, $1. Be on the lookout for items with handy pockets such as CD holders designed to slip over visors in a car -- most dollar stores still sell them. They are great for storing and keeping small items including phones, cameras and cords together in a bag or suitcase.

  • Charging valet, $4. A simple charging station can be found in an odd-lot shop for a lot less than those available at other retailers. Having a centrally located place in the house is a great way to keep track of phones and other gadgets when they need to be juiced up.

  • Foam kneel pad, $2. This gardening staple is a less expensive alternative to fabric-covered bulletin boards designed for hanging jewelry. It's easy to hang and is a space-saving way to organize necklaces and earrings.

  • Plastic bins, $1. Bins of all shapes, sizes and colors are easy to find at dollar stores and can be used for storing toys, crafts and more. Measure the shelves on which they will be placed before buying.

  • Plastic tote caddy, $1. Buy a bunch and use them as grab-and-go caddies for all kinds of household tasks, such as cleaning and gardening, and keep another in the bathroom for toiletries.

    Sometimes, spending more on specialty organizing items can be worth the investment. Here are five sites to shop and what they are best for:

  • BedBathandBeyond.com offers a wide selection of under-cabinet shelving, including products made for pots, pans and lids.

  • ContainerStore.com has a huge (though often pricey) selection of tidying products -- organizing products that can't be found here probably don't exist.

  • Organize.com is best for specialty organizers for hats, shoes and accessories.

  • SeeJaneWork.com features cute, stylish desk accessories and other home-office storage.

  • Solutions.com is a great source for space-saving shelving and furniture as well as garage and attic organizers.



YOUR ORGANIZING PROBLEMS SOLVED


  • What is the best way to store sewing supplies? Storing like things together keeps craft items from getting messy and all mixed up.

  • What can I use to organize shoes? Try clear shoe boxes that let you see what's inside. The uniform size keeps everything looking neat.

  • What's the best way to sort "keeper" mail? Corral the mail the minute it comes into the house. Once a week, sort what you need to save.

  • How can I organize my spices? A bunch of spices can make your pantry look cluttered and keep you from finding what you need quickly. Store spices in a drawer instead.

  • What's the best way to organize and store off-season clothing and make the spring-to-fall switches easier? If you're really tight on space, contact your local dry cleaner to see whether it offers a seasonal clothing storage. Some do, for a fee. Or carve out some room in the basement. Use a dehumidifier to help keep out dampness, and enclose garments in a breathable canvas bag or in plastic bins with a cedar block to help keep them fresh.

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Previously:


7 money stumbles to avoid
How to make great choices in technical gadgets
Cancer screenings you should avoid
In tests of interior paints, newcomer outperforms big names
Unscrambling the latest egg advice
How to buy a coffee maker
Save big on eyewear
Car owners prefer independent shops
How to hear a whole lot better
Bargaining can reap big bucks
Surprising ways to cut your drug costs
Should you report that fender bender?
Great new sites for saving big
Better joints without surgery
6 surprising hazards in your home
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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