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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 Nov. 6, 2007 /25 Mar-Cheshvan 5768

Some ‘green’ for the environment and your wallet, too

By Mary Hunt


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | These days, there's lots of talk about how we can be more environmentally responsible. Opting for renewable sources of energy, purchasing products that are biodegradable and limiting activities that pollute are just wise choices. And when our efforts to go green put some green back into our wallets or benefit others in ways that bring us joy, consider that a bonus.


OLD CELL PHONES. Don't let your old phones sit in a junk drawer. Go to www.CellForCash.com or www.SimplySellular.com to find out what your old cell phone might be worth if you chose to sell it. I just checked mine (which is on its last ring), and it's worth $54. If you want to donate your phone to charity (working or not) for a tax deduction, check out www.CellPhonesForSoldiers.com or type "recycle cell phone" in a Web search engine for other options.


Delete all of your information and include the charger with the phone so it can be best used in its next life. If it is not operational, it may still be able to be repaired or used for parts.


LEAKY TOILETS. Silent toilet leaks can waste 30 to 500 gallons a day. You cannot hear a slow leak, nor can you even see it. So try this: Lift the top of the toilet tank and put several drops of food coloring in the tank's water. Wait for 30 minutes, then peer into the toilet bowl. If you see any of the color, the water is leaking slowly from the tank into the bowl, even while the toilet is not in use.


Get thee to the home improvement center for a toilet-repair kit. Follow the directions, and you'll be leak-free in no time at all.


RECYCLE OLD COMPUTERS. In 2005, Americans got rid of between 50 million and 75 million computers — desktops, monitors and laptops. Most of these machines ended up in landfills. But there are a growing number of refurbishing organizations that will recycle donors' computers so they can be used by schools, nonprofits and low-income families. These refurbishers wipe the donors' sensitive data from the machines to prevent identity theft and make sure any parts that can't be used are recycled.


A list of Microsoft Authorized Refurbishers is available at www.techsoup.org/mar/marList.aspx. If you select a nonprofit refurbisher, ask whether they are also a charitable organization. If so, you may be able to take a deduction when you itemize your federal tax return.


STANDBY ELECTRICITY. Everything in your home that plugs into an electrical outlet and has a light on it that glows 24/7 is being powered by standby electricity. And you're paying good money for that constant drain of energy. Unplug those appliances when they are not in use. You'll use less energy and keep more money in your pocket, too.

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Previously:

Navigating a new rental
Try the store brand — you might like it
Readers' wisdom
Professional Help for Your Financial Future
How to disinfect cold-water laundry; spouses having their own credit card accounts
Readers' wisdom
Get your ceiling fan spinning in the right direction
Kicking and screaming into a cashless society
Don't Underestimate the Emotional Payoff; stinky towels
A tip for fall gardening

© 2007, Creators Syndicate

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