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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 November 5, 2014

Secrets to dealing with devastating messes




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Red wine on a sofa or dog pee on a living room rug is a special kind of heartbreak, notes ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports. It's a 50-50 mix of devastation and panic.

But if you know what to do, you can skip the drama and calmly deal with even the nastiest messes on the spot. ShopSmart reveals the following secrets.


  • Your pooch peed or pooped on your good rug. The secret: Stomp it out. Scrape up poop with firm cardboard, and blot pee onto clean paper towels. Blot the area using a clean sponge dampened with tap water to rinse out urine. Place a folded towel under the rug and blot firmly (stand on it and stomp!) to remove as much liquid as possible. Hit the area with an enzyme-based pet odor remover, such as Nature's Miracle. Test first in an inconspicuous spot, then treat both sides of the rug and the pad as the package directs.

  • Red wine was spilled on your rug, curtains, upholstery or tablecloth. The secret: hydrogen peroxide. Blot up as much liquid as possible with clean, white towels or napkins. Use one on each side of the fabric. Then blot with water, working in the direction of the stain to keep it from spreading. Blot with a dry towel to remove as much liquid as possible. Hit it with hydrogen peroxide. Start on a test spot to make sure the peroxide doesn't alter the color of the fabric, then use it on the stain.

  • You're stuck with a wad of chewing gum. The secret: Bengay. Chill the gum with an ice cube; scrape off what you can. Hit the gum with Bengay. Apply 1 teaspoon of the extra-strength formula, then heat it with a hair dryer. Pick off the residue with a plastic food storage bag. Blot the area with a solution of 1 teaspoon mild soap (such as Ivory) and 1 cup warm water. Then blot with warm water.

  • Greasy gravy got on your best tablecloth. The secret: soap and water. Scrape up the gravy with a spoon. Blot with the same mild soap-and-water solution recommended for removing gum. ShopSmart's tip: Use this technique even if you're not sure what the stain is. Keep dabbing. Have patience: Most stains will lift eventually.

  • Someone, somehow, got blood on the sofa. The secret: water or saliva. Blot it with cool water and a clean cloth -- or, in a pinch, even your own saliva, which works as a mild, enzyme-based cleaner. Hit it with hydrogen peroxide. Blot it in. But test in a hidden spot to be sure the peroxide doesn't change the color of the fabric.

  • Your favorite chair was marked with ballpoint ink. The secret: rubbing alcohol. Blot as much as you can onto a clean cloth. Hit it with rubbing alcohol, which can dissolve the remaining stain. (Test in a hidden spot first.) You can also use some Amodex, an ink-stain remover sold at supermarkets. But ShopSmart warns that you should be realistic. Ink is a tough stain and may not completely come out.

  • Chocolate milk or candy, or other gooey stuff spilled all over the place. The secret: laundry detergent. Scrape up the mess right away. Blot the stain using clean towels or napkins. Then blot using a sponge dampened with (not soaked in) plain tap water. If you have hard water, seltzer might be better because the carbonization can help lift the stain. Trample it, placing a folded towel under the rug and blotting firmly (stand on it and stomp) to remove as much liquid as possible. Hit it with an enzyme-based laundry detergent. If a chocolate stain remains, blot with a solution of 1 teaspoon of colorless enzyme detergent (such as Tide Free & Gentle) and a cup of warm water.

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Previously:


Greatest money-saving sites
Your guide to the new insurance rules
Car mechanic fiction vs. fact
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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