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

Make sure you attract the right people

By Judi Light Hopson, Emma H. Hopson and Ted Hagen

Simple tested techniques to help you send out the proper signals for business, dating and other areas of life

JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Do you need to find a new significant other? Or, do you need to attract a new business partner for a special project?

If so, you've got to send out the right signals. Your speech, actions, attitude and dress code all play a part.

Here's how it works: If you're negative, you'll attract negative people. If you're cool and together, you'll attract like-minded people.

Look at every aspect of this, however. If you're too upbeat and positive - with an ear for listening to other people's troubles - you can also attract negative people. Your kindness can become your downfall.

"If you need a score card on how well your life is working, just take a look at your circle of relationships," says a counselor we'll call Todd who works at a faith-based therapy center.

"If you don't have any strong, reliable people in your life, wake up!"

Todd advises. "You may be sending signals that you're not the most emotionally healthy person in the world."

When you take control of your own world, it will force other people to change in how they relate to you.

These tips can help:

  • Examine your thoughts. Your direction in life is driven by your thoughts. You will make goals and manage your time based on your thoughts.

  • Look at your speech patterns. Are you constantly talking about your woes? Are you constantly acting too flippant and never serious? The way you talk sends powerful signals to the world around you.

  • Reflect on your daily routine. Are you structured in how you approach your day? Or, do you drift a lot and look for more ways to goof off?

We've all heard the advice that we should pretend to be the person we desire to become. We have to "fake it until we make it."

The point is this: You have to take some specific actions to set yourself up for success. You will have to make a lot of small changes to see what works.

While all of us have friends who are needy, negative, and in need of comfort, we don't want to get dragged down by them. It's not fair to us.

We run our lives on the strengths of the people around us. Everybody from our wise aunt to our financially competent boss plays a part in what we do and what we can give.

By taking time to reflect on our circle of relationships, we can define a few steps to correct what isn't working.


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"I used to hang out with a lot of divorced people, because I was divorced myself back in 1991," says a woman we'll call Julie. "We all commiserated about our hurt and pain, and boy, did it feel good! But, I moved on. Some of those people are still meeting on Wednesday nights to talk about their failed marriages."

Julie knew she had to stop portraying herself as a victim once she purged her pain and cried for about a year. Next, she put on a happy face and changed her daily approach to life.

"It's been over 20 years since my divorce," says Julie. "I just celebrated my 16th wedding anniversary with my second husband. I also celebrated 10 years in a successful business I started with local investors. When I changed myself, I started moving in different circles and picking up the best people imaginable."


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Judi Light Hopson is director of this national stress management website: www.usawellnesscafe.com. Emma Hopson is an author and nurse educator. Ted Hagen is a family psychologist.

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