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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

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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

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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 Feb. 6, 2009 / 12 Shevat 5769

Sick but hard at work

By Greg Crosby

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | I'm sick with a cold. I sit here at this machine coughing my head off and typing my column out when I really should be in bed. Why am I telling you this? Because if you read something in today's column that doesn't make too much sense I want you to know it's not my fault, it's my sickness. The cargo has been eaten into a false redemption of a spun glass auditorium before the orders to vacate had gotten too oblique. Just kidding with that last sentence. I'm glad you're paying attention, though. Now on with the column.

Various and sundry musings: Every time I pass by the Burbank Bob Hope Airport I think that it would be great to see that little caricature of Bob Hope's face up on the sign at the entrance or on the flight tower. I'm sure it can't be done because of copyright and likeness protection, but it would just add so much to have that little sketch up there on the sign. It would soften the bleakness of that airport gate with a bit of whimsy and fun in the spirit of a man who had both and shared it with the world for so many years.

Bob Hope Airport started out in 1930 as United Airport and soon it became the primary airport of the Los Angeles area. Early aviation legends like Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, and Wiley Post used the airport on a regular basis. Then in 1940, as World War II neared, Lockheed bought the airport and expanded its facilities in support of the war effort on land adjacent to the airport's runway. The name was changed to Lockheed Air Terminal and it continued to operate as a commercial airport while the company began building thousands of B-17's, Hudson bombers, and P-38 fighters.

In 1978 Lockheed sold the airport to an airport authority created by Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena with the catchy new name of Burbank - Glendale - Pasadena Airport. Thankfully in 2003 the airport was renamed in honor of Bob Hope (who made plenty of flights out of that facility throughout his life) and in conjunction with his 100th birthday. It was truly fitting since both Lockheed and Hope were instrumental to the WWII war effort. Now all the airport needs is Bob's caricature profile up there on that fight tower! That would really be something.

Hold on to your seat now because I'm about to say something positive about a new show on television that I've just discovered. Regular readers of his column know how I really can't watch very much regular broadcast TV because I find it so lousy in so many ways - from bad writing, to dumbed-down concepts, to ugly images, to just pure vulgarity. But there is at least one new series that actually is pretty good. It's called "Trust Me" on TNT Monday nights from 10-11 PM.

Here is a show where the writing is actually witty and intelligent, yes believe it or not. The actors are all top-notch and make you care about them. The concept is simple. Set in a Chicago advertising agency, the plots revolve around an ad team's efforts to pitch and sell new ad campaigns to their clients. Sounds easier than it is, and for anyone who has, even remotely, been around agencies and agency people the stuff that goes on here, while exaggerated, really rings true.

The stars are Eric McCormack, Tom Cavanagh, and Monica Potter, all excellent in their parts. They are spot on with the one-liners and quips, but can also pull you into the characters innermost feelings. The concept of an ad agency is nothing new, of course, it has been used for decades in movies and TV. For example, remember "Bewitched"? Darren was an adman.

"Mad Men" is another new agency series, but for me, it doesn't even come close to the quality of writing on "Trust Me." "Mad Men" is a period show, set in the 60's in New York, and is one of those strange creatures that looks old but promotes the politically correct thinking of today. "Trust Me" is contemporary both in style and in its writing. And maybe because of that it feels miles fresher than "Mad Men." It also feels miles fresher than most of the other stuff television has to offer today. Credit that with smart writing and good acting. I hope it can keep it up.

Okay, that's enough. I gotta go lay down in bed now and take a nap - I'm sick remember? I hope you people appreciate what I do for you!

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