L'chaim/ Lifestyles

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

Fun ideas for camping indoors

By Wendy Jessen

CREDIT: Shutterstock

Modifying traditional camping activities for safe indoor use can create a night that's fun for the whole family

JewishWorldReview.com | Camping is something the whole family can enjoy. But if weather, time or circumstances won't permit an outdoor adventure, there are still some fun ways to experience some great parts of camping indoors.

Pitch a tent or fort in the family room. There are some tents that are small enough for indoor use, play tents or just build your own out of blankets and couch cushions. Pull out the sleeping bags and set up camp for all of your little campers. If mom and dad aren't committed to sleeping on the floor, a bed is still close to the camp.

Do some outdoor cooking. Give the kitchen a little break and grill some hot dogs or hamburgers, make a dutch oven meal or cook over a backyard campfire - within safety and legal parameters. This is a great way to cook like you're camping, but right near the comfort of home. If you build a fire, you can also make s'mores for a delicious treat.

Sing campfire songs or tell stories. One favorite pastime of a lot of campers is to sing songs often sung around a campfire. Sit in a circle around a homemade fake fire made out of tissue paper, near the fireplace or around an outdoor fire pit for singing time. Also, it may be fun to take turns telling made up stories or telling other stories or legends, using the light of flashlights, of course.

Fill up your backpacks. Pack backpacks with trail mix, granola bars, crackers and juice boxes. Also, you could pack pajamas and a change of clothes as if you were on an actual trip. Each family member can be responsible for their own bag and snacks.

Use only flashlights for light. Turn out all of the lights in the house and when it gets dark, you'll have to resort to only using flashlights. Just like real camping, you need flashlights to walk to the bathroom or to see the people around you. This will help create the ambience of actual camping.


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Don't forget bugs, spiders and bears, oh my! This is not for the very fearful of creepy-crawlies! Plan ahead and make little bugs and spiders to put around your camp. You could even get spray bottles filled with water to "protect" yourselves from the bugs. Added excitement could include rubber snakes, stuffed bears or toy frogs. If you have a nature music CD, you can also play sounds like crickets chirping or animals howling.

Take a nature walk. Before bed while it's still light out or early in the morning, take time for a little walk. You can stay in your own backyard or go around the neighborhood. Be sure to pay special attention to the rocks, trees, sky or water if there's some nearby. Look for birds or other animals that may be around. You could even take pictures or collect leaves along your way.

Put glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling. Create your own star gazing with glow-in-the-dark stars. You can put together real constellations or make up your own. This will also add to the indoor camping experience.

There are many ways you can create a fun indoor camping experience. Think of your favorite camping activities and see if you can adapt them to do indoors. The whole family can enjoy this bonding experience in the comfort of your own home.

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