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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. 1, 2014

Find -- and fix -- the cause of your fatigue




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | National survey results suggest that "utterly exhausted" may be America's new normal, Consumer Reports notes. In one survey, 37 percent of working adults admitted they'd felt fatigued in the previous two weeks.

Letting fatigue drag on can mess with your mood and may even boost your risk for depression, as well as impact your health, weight, work performance, and sex life. But there's no need to live in a dog-tired state. Assuming you're logging seven to nine hours of sleep time (and if you aren't, that's what you need to address first), Consumer Reports suggests following these steps, in order, to help you get to the root of your weariness.

STEP 1: Improve your sleep hygiene. Sometimes it's not lack of sleep that causes fatigue -- it's the lack of refreshing, high-quality slumber. You want to spend the optimal amount of time in deep, restorative sleep and minimize fragmented sleep. Many people believe that a nightcap before bed will help them sleep soundly, but alcohol can cause disrupted sleep. Snoring bedmates, letting pets sleep with you and bright lights could be causing you to toss and turn at night without your realizing it.

STEP 2: Consult your doc. If you still feel pooped during the day after two weeks of sleep upgrades, it's time for a visit to your doctor. Fatigue is a symptom (not a condition) of many treatable health problems. "See your primary physician rather than a sleep specialist," says Dr. Martin Surks, program director of the Endocrinology Division at Montefiore and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. "He or she can ask questions that will help pinpoint the cause and run tests to rule out a wide range of conditions like depression, diabetes or hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)."

STEP 3: Review your meds. Bring a list of the drugs you take to your appointment or simply toss the pill bottles into a bag (a drug review with your doctor is a smart thing to do every six to 12 months anyway). From antidepressants to blood pressure drugs to cholesterol-lowering statins, many common prescription medications can leave you dragging through the day. If it turns out that you take a potentially energy-draining drug, ask about alternatives.

STEP 4: Move a little more. Exercise seems to create energy and alleviate fatigue by reducing stress, helping you sleep and increasing circulation so that your muscles receive more oxygen and nutrients. And you don't have to train for a marathon to see the effects. In a small University of Georgia study, chronically tired couch potatoes embarked on a low- or moderate-intensity exercise routine three times per week for six weeks while a control group didn't exercise. The low-intensity group got the best results: a 65 percent drop in fatigue. The moderate-intensity group improved, too, but less so. The researchers think that's because some of those people may have been working out too hard for their fitness level.

STEP 5: Clean up your diet. Stay fueled with regular meals and healthy snacks that are low in fat and packed with fiber (beans, fruit, whole grains and vegetables). According to a recent Pennsylvania State University study, the more fat people eat at a meal, the sleepier they become afterward. Beware of very high-protein diets; some evidence suggests that they can increase fatigue.

STEP 6: Reorganize your day. Still having trouble after taking steps 1 through 5? You may think you're tired when you're actually tense. One in three people who say they're stressed attribute their fatigue to their mood, according to a survey from the American Psychological Association.

Adding "learn a stress-reduction technique" to your already-crazy to-do list isn't the answer. Saying "no" more often to obligations and activities that aren't high priority gives you more time for the things you enjoy. Another tip: Spend some time each day away from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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Previously:


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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