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

For an unusual Thanksgiving

By Randy A. Salas

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) You probably have everything you need to know about turkey for Thanksgiving by now - new recipes, cooking tips, serving ideas. So I'll skip all of the usual turkey-related resources on the Web and suggest some unexpected ones.

1-hour Thanksgiving dinner

Could you really cook an entire Thanksgiving dinner for six to eight people in just an hour? You can with the minute-by-minute steps at WikiBooks (en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cookbook:One-Hour_Thanksgiving_Dinner). The idea is not a joke. It's a real home-cooked meal - complete with turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, veggies, cranberry sauce, biscuits and pumpkin pie - aimed at college students and first-time cooks. Many of the dishes are of the heat-and-serve or instant variety, but that's to be expected. Total cost: about $25. The crucial part of the meal is a fully cooked frozen turkey breast that must be thawed for about a day in the fridge before heating, which takes the full hour, so finish this column quickly and get to the grocery store if you want to give it a go.


Ah, tofurkey. How we love to mock your congealed faux meatiness. It's not just meat eaters poking fun at the tofu-based product that's served as a vegetarian substitute for turkey, either. Among the classic tofurkey TV moments at Turtle Island Food's brand-name Tofurky Web site (www.tofurky.com/funstuff/news.htm) is a clip of Christina Applegate on "The Conan O'Brien Show" in which the noted vegetarian actress calls the dish "a ball of spices and rubber." She adds, though, "You just feed the people a lot of wine, and they won't even know the difference." Turtle Island also has classic tofurkey clips from TV shows such as "The O.C.," "Just Shoot Me" and "Felicity." Make your own tofurkey with a recipe at VegWeb (www.vegweb.com/recipes/subs/turkey2.shtml).

Clueless cooking

Did you hear about the guy who wanted to know how to carve a roasted turkey with a chainsaw? How about the woman who used bleach to sanitize the bird before cooking? Or the dog owner who got her Chihuahua stuck inside her turkey? These are just a few of the many real calls handled by people who run turkey-cooking hot lines, as detailed by the urban-legend Web site Snopes (www.snopes.com/holidays/thanksgiving/turkey.asp). Oh, the little dog? It had become stuck after diving into the cavity of the bird, and no shaking or pulling would dislodge it. The pooch was finally freed after a hot-line adviser suggested that the woman carefully cut the turkey to widen the opening of the cavity.

Turkey bowling Animal-rights activists have decried the practice of turkey bowling, in which a frozen bird is thrown across the ground to knock over bowling pins or other objects. You can see video-clip examples at YouTube, including firefighters killing time in the station parking lot (www.startribune.com/a1963) and employees using the wide-open floor of a Wal-Mart distribution center (www.startribune.com/a1964). You can avoid any controversy by playing the online Flash game "Turkey Bowling" from Makai Media (aki.wallasvaara.com/games/bowling). Just pick up the virtual frozen bird with your cursor and give it a fling. You get 10 frames, just like real bowling. The pins are even shaped like little Pilgrims as a form of turkey revenge.

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