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 Dec. 15, 2014

Store more for less

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Whether you're trying to tame an out-of-control closet or you're simply looking for smart ways to stash winter clothes, ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, has some great tips for you. They're cheap, and they really work!

You probably have a lot of this stuff around the house. We're talking rubber bands, bungee cords, bookends and even those old paint chips you've squirreled away from your last do-it-yourself project.

"Most people already have everything they need to organize a closet. It's just a matter of knowing how to make it work for you in a new way," says John Trosko, owner of OrganizingLA, which is based in Beverly Hills, California. ShopSmart asked Trosko and other organizing pros for their cheapest storage tricks.


Hang a corkboard in or near your closet to display your jewelry for easy access. Use decorative pushpins to dress it up. You can find dozens of cute choices at etsy.com.

Stash rolled-up belts, tights and scarves in mason jars. Group the containers in a single color -- or all clear -- for a unifying effect.

Use the dividers in a plastic fishing tackle box for your rings and earrings. Keep the lid attached if you want to grab it and go when you travel, or ditch the lid and just keep the opened box on a shelf.

Repurpose that six-bottle wine box. It makes a great shoe cubby for flats, flip-flops and athletic footwear.

Turn curtain rods into extra shelving. Use two tension rods to create a shelf above the clothes rod to hold bins and boxes. Or place the rods between closet walls near the floor to keep shoes in order. Stagger for heels, or place level for flats.

Keep a tangle of belts rolled up neatly on an unused serving tray. Place it on a closet shelf or under a bed. You can easily pull out the tray like a drawer.

Use bookends to organize handbags so that they stand upright on a closet shelf.

Turn an old towel rack into a storage unit. Hang it on a closet wall, then slip on large S-hooks (from the hardware store) to hold purses or small S-hooks for bracelets and necklaces. You can also hang small baskets from the bar to hold flats and flip-flops.

Use those old paint chip samples from the hardware store to label storage boxes. You can write on them with chalk -- they're erasable!

To shrink a bulky item (think a puffy down vest or jacket) for short-term seasonal storage, roll it up tightly and secure with thick rubber bands to keep it from expanding.

Secure a bunch of small bungee cords vertically between wire shelves to contain big, bulky bedspreads and quilts. That will keep them from slipping off the shelf.


ShopSmart also recommends these low-cost ideas:

Use thin, grippy flocked hangers to free up closet space and to make getting dressed in the morning easier. Buy them in different colors to hang clothes in categories -- such as green for jackets and blue for blouses. When you first hang your clothes, turn all of the hangers backward. Then when you put stuff back, turn the hangers the right way so that they face out instead of in. At the end of the season, you can clearly see what you haven't worn, which makes it easier to purge.

Another way to keep folded-up clothes neat and accessible: Pile them into labeled bins. Planning a summer vacation? You can use the bins to fold and stack clothes that you want to take on your trip.

Use acrylic shelf dividers to stack T-shirts, jeans and sweaters. They can also prop small handbags upright, and they don't add visual clutter.

Double your closet's hanging space with a rod expander. No tools are required -- just hang and adjust it.

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