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

Gina Barreca Archives

Finally getting the 'quid' in the quid pro quo
I need a digital mood ring
This is my favorite thing. What's yours?
Oh you're sorry, are you?
Which is worse, letting someone down, or being let down?
You're as good as your words
We Impostors and blowhards
When did we start talking about body parts?
When did we start talking about body parts?
Is youth really wasted on the young?
It should be easier than this
Ode to the unsung professionals
Why it's time to seize the day
I know some weird things
I shouldn't be telling you this, but . . .
The pause between no-longer and not-yet
What's an education for, anyway?
I can't wait for leftovers, they're the best part --- in life as well
Less glamorous but ultimately significantly more satisfying --- a life lesson learned the hard way, early on
Missing out doesn't bother me anymore
Why do we spend so much time worrying about the wrong things?
Daunting world of competitive grandparents
Loneliness --- seeing a party through a window
Loneliness --- seeing a party through a window
I have no post-apocalyptic life skills
Awaiting fate is the hardest part
Keep an eye out for life-changing words
I text and it makes me feel fake, slimy
Navigating perils, pleasures of conversation
Saving the misery for your best friend
What this 'loser' learned
Unpacking memories, finding past imperfect
Being A Good Loser Leads To Life's Triumphs
Friends and -- not, in -- prisons
Don't Let Your Great Ideas Get Away
The five safe things left to talk about
Maturity is getting it done, no whining
Fake Facebook Gina Can't Spell, Isn't Funny
Trying to find your passion? Find a decent job instead
The power of a photograph to convey joy across a lifetime
Know your politics quiz: Who said what?
Still wishing for a long-lost apology?
Why sky dive when you can read?
Don't dismiss it as a 'first-world problem'
Learning life's lessons --- over and over
Feeling snooty? Itís OK, everyoneís a snob
Me write fiction? I canít make this stuff up
How do you feel about doing people favors?
On doomsday, I'll curl up with a real book
'Wanna bet?' Puts the future on the line
Who are you kidding? Go see the doctor
Got a ready alibi? You're kidding yourself
Keep those photos; Youíll never look better
When too much is never enough
Take it from a teacher: Johnny needs a job
5 things I don't worry about
Guests are coming --- like it or not
There's nothing winning about your faults
Don't miss the bliss of ordinary days
Dad's advice? Just donít fall for that moron
Kickstarting a wedding is doing it wrong
Relax – give yourself a good talking to
Is Don Draper the All-American dad?
From restless sleeper to world-class napper
A proactive, impactful look at words I despise
A little housekeeping for the head
Time to put the brakes on being busy
What makes an apology real? Guilt? Forgiveness?
Doodlers unite --- we live on the margins
Learning lessons from rotten teachers
Should anybody care how hard you tried?
'Fifty Shades' a nasty piece of residue
Standing on the world's platform waiting for the Fame Train to arrive
Pay Attention and Engage --- That's Life Going By
Sometimes the everyday is pretty special
Thank-you rituals matter, so go write that note
My parents' best gifts didn't come wrapped
Thankfully, skirt size doesn't actually cause cancer
I may be out of order, but that could be a plus
Apple Watch an ankle monitor that nags
Sure I'm shameless --- it's a gift
Ten truths about day jobs
Flabbergasted by gadgets that sometimes go on strike
I won't take growing old sitting down
Hate your date? Use the mercy rule
Nobody's going to tell me to 'Ban Bossy'
When a wave and a smile are magic
Gwyneth needs to recouple with reality
Let's all take the new SATs! --- or not!
Laugh often and 19 more rules to live by
Confessions of a promiscuous shopper
Can women ever be good enough?
Why are women left holding the bag?
Check Your Bumper Sticker At The Door
How a customer became a sucker and then got mad
Using reality TV to reveal your personality
Unlearning the kindergarten lessons of life
Things everyone must stop doing right now
Six truths about summer --- it's no picnic
Anthony Weiner --- we've seen enough of you
When women shop, expectations usually out of stock