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

World Wide Web turns 25, but what will its future look like?

By Jason Hardy

A modest idea 25 years ago is now a central part of the human experience for billions. In the next 10 years, we may see the end of privacy and democracy. Others predict the Web will "flow like electricity" throughout our lives in positive ways | On March 12, 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee hand-delivered a memo to his boss at the European Organization for Nuclear Research. It was a proposal to organize and share information with a democratic "web of notes with links (like references) between them." His supervisor wrote on the paper, "vague, but exciting."

Today, we know the idea as the World Wide Web.

Twenty-five years later, Sir Berners-Lee told The Guardian that the world now needs an online Magna Carta — "a global constitution — a bill of rights." It is essential if humanity is to have "open government, good democracy, good healthcare, connected communities and diversity of culture." Otherwise, he fears corporations and governments will wield far too much power in a post-Edward Snowden world.

Pew Research Internet Project has collected predictions from 1,500 experts to commemorate the anniversary of the Web, and some share Berners-Lee’s concerns.

As humanity shifts "rapidly towards ubiquitous connectivity that will further change how and where people associate, gather and share information, and consume media," Pew summarizes, "mobile, wearable, and embedded computing" is coming, and will enable "people and their surroundings to tap into artificial intelligence-enhanced cloud-based information and sharing."

"The compilation of imaginings" collected by Pew focus on the next 10 years and coalesce around key themes:

  • "A global, immersive, invisible, ambient networked computing environment built through the continued proliferation of smart sensors, cameras, software, databases, and massive data centers in a world-spanning information fabric known as the Internet of Things.

  • “ ‘Augmented reality' enhancements to the real-world input that people perceive through the use of portable, wearable and implantable technologies.
  • "Disruption of business models established in the 20th century (most notably impacting finance, entertainment, publishers and education).

  • "Tagging, databasing and intelligent analytical mapping of the physical and social realms."

It may not all come to be. CNN Money lists five "dead wrong" predictions about the future of the Web. Among them, Newsweek reported that the Web could never replace newspapers, and Bill Gates said years ago that spam would be a thing of the past.

Ramifications of the present and future "extreme connectivity" are both positive and negative, notes Elon University professor Janna Anderson, co-author of the Pew report.

The report says that the most hopeful 2025 scenarios involve seamless information sharing "flowing like electricity." Advancing inter-societal harmony. Multiple Internets spawning public uprisings, the diminishing of borders, and the creation of "nations" of individuals with shared interests that have power surpassing the ability of nation-state suppression.

Inequality is also likely to expand, according to Pew's summary of expert imaginations. Abuse will "evolve and scale," corporations and governments will continue to assert power, and privacy will become obsolete except among the most powerful of social groups.


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In 1995, Peter Huber wrote in the Columbia Journalism Review, "Orwell’s world, the world of computer and communications monopolies, will not be seen again in our lifetime." In CNN’s words, "The Web means the end of big brother."

Berners-Lee told the Guardian that the public seems to lack appreciation of what the Snowden leaks reveal about mass surveillance and the concentration of global power by elite corporations and governments. The new Magna Carta, he insists, will prioritize principles of privacy, free speech and responsible anonymity, and will usher in the "web we want."

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