In this issue

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

What Will Be the Jobs of Tomorrow?

By Jerome Idaszak

(Jerome Idaszak is Associate Editor of The Kiplinger Letter)

About 85% of new jobs created by the end of this decade will be in one of six sectors, according to a report by McKinsey Global Institute. And the greatest gains will be concentrated in service industries. Topping the list of high-growth sectors: business services, a broad category that includes everything from accounting and auditing to temporary help agencies and building security services.

Next in line: Health care. By 2020, health care will account for about a fifth of the U.S. economy (it's 18% now). Count on the U.S.'s aging population and increased desire for and access to health care to spawn millions of new jobs -- from home health and nursing aides to laboratory technicians to nurses, surgeons and everything in between.

Not far behind health care: The hospitality and leisure industries, which will seek food preparers and servers, bartenders, amusement park workers, fitness instructors, tennis and golf pros, maids, and hotel workers of all stripes. The construction sector -- employing carpenters, bricklayers, drywallers, electricians, roofers, landscapers, earth-moving equipment operators, road pavers and so on -- and retail, with a growing need for cashiers, clerks and the like, round out the top five.

Finally, we expect manufacturing, both old-line and high-tech, to generate up to 400,000 new jobs as well, particularly those in high demand such as machinists, welders and assembly workers, though all will need computer skills not required in previous generations.


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If the good news is that job growth will return, the bad news is that a majority of new jobs will be lower-wage, paying at least 15% below the average for all workers. That'll put a damper on economic growth, holding down median household income and gains in consumer spending, vital because consumers account for 70% of economic activity.

But not all new jobs will be at the lower end of the pay scale. Mark Zandi, chief economist with Moody's Analytics, points out that although jobs in services dominate, it's a mistake to think that they all pay a lesser wage.

He says, "I expect solid job gains in service activities such as accounting, legal, advertising, management consulting, architectural and engineering services, computer software and even financial services." Add college teachers, nurses, sales representatives and truck drivers to the list of jobs with both growing demand and above-average compensation.

Plus there will be unpredictable winners -- jobs that don't even exist now. As Nicole Smith, senior economist with the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, says, "Five years ago, we didn't have apps (for smart phones, iPads and the like). Now there's a whole industry creating them."

College graduates, of course, stand the best prospects for landing a good job, and those with degrees in science, math, engineering, technology and health sciences stand the best chance, especially if they have a smattering of economics or business training, too.

Some of the most lucrative specialties: Petroleum engineering, pharmaceutical sciences and, of course, computer science. College grads will also maintain an edge over workers who end their schooling after grade 12, earning $1 million more, on average, over their lifetimes.

But increasingly, a sheepskin isn't the ticket to a good job that it used to be. With unemployment high, employers are often able to land college grads for positions that used to go to those with just a high school diploma -- and for the same money.

Of 9 million young people who earned degrees between 2006 and 2011, 2 million say that their jobs don't require higher education. What's more, trained nongrads with good skills can count on good demand for their services -- folks such as plumbers, electricians and HVAC mechanics. Also X-ray technicians, dental hygienists and aircraft mechanics. In fact, about one-quarter of licensed skilled workers earn a bigger income than the average college grad does.

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