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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

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 Oct. 20, 2014

Car mechanic fiction vs. fact




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | It's easy to feel intimidated by a mechanic who says your vehicle needs a new, um, rotorbeltifyer or a change of translubricator fluid. To help separate myth from reality, Consumer Reports prepared this guide to common comments from car mechanics.


  • "You need new wipers." This observation is often correct. You may not realize wipers are shot until you're driving in heavy rain or snow. Replace wipers every six months or if they streak or miss some areas.

  • "You need a new air filter." A dirty air filter can rob power from an engine. It's usually checked at every oil change, but that doesn't mean you'll need a new one. Have it cleaned or replaced every 12,000 to 15,000 miles. Not sure if it's dirty? Remove it and hold it up to a strong light. If you can't see the light, replace the filter.

  • "Your brakes are worn." A high-pitched squeal may be the first warning. Other signs: The brakes grab or vibrate and the brake pedal feels soft when pressed. A grinding sound means a replacement is long overdue, and worn brake pads may be damaging the brake rotors. Pads should be checked at least twice a year.

  • "You need an oil change." Most vehicles are designed to go 7,500 miles or more between changes under normal driving conditions. And synthetic oil can last twice as long. Check your owner's manual, because changes can become pricey. Say your household has two vehicles driven 15,000 miles per year. If you change the oil and filter every 3,000 miles at $40 each, you'll pay $400 per year. Drive 7,500 miles between oil changes and save $240 per year.

  • "Flush the engine coolant." Older cars may need a coolant flush every two years or 30,000 miles; many newer ones have extended-life coolant, which can last up to 100,000 miles. A sweet odor inside the car can signal a problem.

  • "Those tires won't make it." Take a quarter and stick it upside down (with George Washington's face toward you) into the tread. Replace tires when the tread reaches 1/8 inch -- roughly the length of the quarter's rim to Washington's hairline.

  • "Your struts are shot." Look at the strut. If there's evidence of fluid running down its side, park the car on level ground, press down on the corner of the car with the worn strut, and let go. If the car bounces more than once, there's a problem.

Bottom line: Check the owner's manual for recommended maintenance intervals. If a mechanic suggests changing filters and fluids more frequently than the manufacturer recommends, ask for an explanation and consider getting a second opinion. Need an estimate? Go to ConsumerReports.org and click on Cars and then Car Repairs to find repair estimates.


DEVICE CAN PREVENT ACCIDENTAL OVERDOSES

Drug accidents send more kids under age 6 to the emergency room than car crashes, Consumer Reports notes. About 10,000 cases per year involve liquid medications, such as cough and cold medicines, as well as infant and child versions of the pain reliever and fever reducer acetaminophen (Tylenol and generic versions).

In addition to the child-resistant caps required by law, manufacturers are voluntarily designing some bottles to make it harder for kids to get to the contents. Those new bottles use a small device called a flow restrictor to reduce how much medication can be extracted from the bottle.

Consumer Reports tested flow restrictors on more than 30 bottle of liquid infant acetaminophen. Its tests revealed that although all the designs make it harder for kids to get to the medicine, some work better than others. Consumer Reports also found that the maker of market-leading Tylenol products, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, is not currently using the flow restrictor approach CR found most effective in its testing. But a number of other brands are, including PediaCare products and a store brand, DG Health, found at Dollar General Stores.

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Previously:


Extended warranties are an expensive gamble
Pick the best mattress
Find -- and fix -- the cause of your fatigue
Got joint pain? How to get relief
Four healthy foods you can overdo
How to hear a whole lot better
Interior paints
Want happy feet? Here's how
Don't let these ad traps catch you
Secrets to a better night's sleep
Where to find last-minute vacation deals
Costly fees you should never pay
Should you repair or replace that broken product?
Why prepaid legal services may not be a bargain
Secret scores you need to know about
5 reasons patient portals can lead to better health
7 ways to save money on a gym membership
Food fake out
Four healthy foods you can overdo
Fat facts and fat fiction
Surprising ways to cut your drug costs
Get organized for under $5
7 money stumbles to avoid
How to make great choices in technical gadgets
Cancer screenings you should avoid
In tests of interior paints, newcomer outperforms big names
Unscrambling the latest egg advice
How to buy a coffee maker
Save big on eyewear
Car owners prefer independent shops
How to hear a whole lot better
Bargaining can reap big bucks
Surprising ways to cut your drug costs
Should you report that fender bender?
Great new sites for saving big
Better joints without surgery
6 surprising hazards in your home
Protect your good name online
Great car care gifts
How low car payments can hurt you
High-fiber cereals can satisfy your taste buds
What you need to know about prepaid cards
The only 2 rewards cards you really need
Can good bacteria fight a growing medical threat?
11 things every home should have
Dump your big bank and save
Beauty products you're probably using the wrong way

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