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December 2, 2014

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

Ask Mr. Know-It-All

By Gary Lee Clothier




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Q: My favorite shoes are Birkenstocks. What does the name mean? -- R.L., Nashua, N.H.

A: It means that the guy who developed the shoe had the last name Birkenstock. Johann Adam Birkenstock registered as a shoemaker in his small German village in 1774. In 1897, his grandson, Konrad Birkenstock, created a curved shoe that contoured the foot, creating the arch support and eliminating many aching feet. The Birkenstock sandal as we know it was introduced in 1964.

Q: Did Ronald and Nancy Reagan ever star in the same movie while they were married? -- J.M.A., Roseburg, Ore.

A: No. But Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis did appear together in one movie, "Hellcats of the Navy." Although the 1957 movie was not regarded well, the romance that began while filming the movie gets high marks.

Q: Which came first, Pepsi-Cola or Coca-Cola? How did Pepsi-Cola get its name? -- L.B.M., Gallatin, Tenn.

A: In 1886, Atlanta druggist John Pemberton came up with a concoction that would become Coca-Cola as a cure for his morphine addiction.

In 1898, Caleb Bradham, a New Bern, N.C., pharmacist, developed Pepsi-Cola, which he called Brad's Drink. Within a few years he came up with a new name -- "Pepsi" because the enzyme pepsin was one of the ingredients, and "Cola" because of the kola nuts used in the formula. The soda is known simply as Pepsi now.

Q: In the TV sitcom "All in the Family," what was the street address for the Bunkers? -- R.U., Ocala, Fla.

A: Archie (Carroll O'Connor) and Edith (Jean Stapleton) Bunker lived at 704 Hauser St., in the Corona section of Queens, N.Y. The facade used in the opening credits was located at 89-70 Cooper Ave., Glendale, N.Y.

Q: Many years ago I read a novel about mountain climbing. There was a reference made about "English air." What is it? -- P.I., College Station, Texas

A: "English air" is the early name given to the bottles of oxygen used by foreign climbers by Tibetans and Sherpas at Mount Everest.

Q: There is no food I enjoy more than ice cream. I'm not sure I have a favorite, but I really like rocky road. If you think about it, rocky road is an unusual name for an ice cream flavor. Do you know the story behind the name? -- T.L., Waukesha, Wis.

A: In 1928, ice cream maker William Dreyer and candy maker Joseph Edy founded a small ice cream factory in Oakland, Calif. The following year, Dreyer added walnuts (which were later replaced by almonds) and pieces of marshmallow to chocolate ice cream to create a new flavor. Since the nation had just experienced the stock market crash of 1929 and hard times were ahead, the name rocky road was chosen to help put a smile on the faces of consumers. According to the folks at Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, rocky road became America's first blockbuster flavor and remains one of the best-selling flavors of all time.

Q: My husband and I often think about the 1964 New York World's Fair. We had our first date at the fair. We have often talked about how expensive it was for us. Do you know what the admission cost was? -- L.T., Hicksville, N.Y.

A: During the first year, admission was $2 for adults and $1 for children 2 to 12. The following year (1965), adult admission increased to $2.50. If you drove, parking set you back $1.50 for the day. An official guidebook cost $1, while a hardcover souvenir book was $2.50.

Q: I see the phrase "Semper Fi," the motto of the U.S. Marine Corps, on bumper stickers and in ads. I studied Latin while in high school many years ago, but I'm not familiar with the Latin word "fi." Help! -- C.V., Glens Falls, N.Y.

A: The motto is "Semper Fidelis," meaning "always faithful." The phrase is not exclusive to the Marines -- it is also used by several cities in Europe and other military regiments. The U.S. Marine Corps adopted the motto in 1883.

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