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

Idle chatter

By Randy A. Salas

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Websites that collect snippets of outlandish and funny conversations heard around town are nothing new. Overheard in New York, the widely acknowledged original, has been going since July 2003. Washington, D.C., followed soon after with its "Overheard in " site, and Los Angeles and Chicago joined the conversations this year. Increasingly, though, smaller "big" cities are getting in on the talk of the town. This summer, Minneapolis got its "Overheard in " website. A comparison of recent chatter from major and minor metro areas often reveals hilarious differences among their people and the places they live — just be aware that the talk can often be R-rated if you decide to check out the sites.

Overheard in New York
Girl 1: "And then there was the stabbing."
Guy: "Whaaa?"
Girl: "She stabbed a cabdriver."
Girl 2: "Well, he started it!"

Overheard in D.C.
Waiting to deplane after a flight from Chicago to Washington, D.C., at Ronald Reagan National Airport:
Young Midwestern Man: "So, is this airport in D.C., or is it in Virginia?"
Female College Student: "I'm not exactly sure because D.C. doesn't really exist."
Young Midwestern Man: "Yeah, that's true."

Overheard in L.A.
Girl on a cell phone: "I hate parking my car. I'm like the type of person that just walks away from it and then can't find it again."

Overheard in Chicago
Dude at Shedd Aquarium: "Great. $23 to see roaches. I could go to a restaurant for that."

Overheard in San Francisco
Woman: "Can I get you something from the corner store? I'm running in."
Female friend (flustered): "A rich man."
Woman: " a winning lottery ticket?"
Female friend: "No, just a rich old man with one foot in the grave and another on a banana peel."

Overheard in Pittsburgh
College female student with a cheek piercing sits down near a drunk woman:
Drunk Woman: "Hey, did that hurt?"
Pierced Girl: "Uh, yeah, but not that bad."
Drunk Woman: "Hmm. I like that; it's cute. How much did it cost you to get that done?"
Pierced Girl: "Um, like $30 or $40."
Drunk Woman: "Really? That's cheap! Where'd you go?"
Pierced Girl: "Oh, not around here; in Philadelphia."
Drunk Woman: "Ahhhhhh, so you went out of state to get it done. Yeah, it's way cheaper if you go out of state."

Overheard in Minneapolis
Yuppie 1: "So you studied philosophy? What can you do with that?"
Yuppie 2: "It's not philosophy. It's the art and economics of metaphilosophical science."

Overheard in Athens, Ga.
Bouncer: "Um, ma'am, your ID is expired by two years."
Girl: "Is that OK?"

Overheard in Bakersfield, Calif.
Male shopper in overalls, looking at a chain-link dog pen: "We could use this for the grandkids."
That item came from the site's most recent update, on June 14, 2005 — which probably tells you all you need to know about snooping for interesting conversation in Bakersfield.

Every weekday JewishWorldReview.com publishes what many in in the media and Washington consider "must-reading". Sign up for the daily JWR update. It's free. Just click here.

Randy A. Salas is a columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Do you have a favorite Web site or a question about how to find something on the Internet? Send a note by clicking here.


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