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

Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

By Cameron Huddleston

You'll find athletic shoes, cookware, clothing and more on sale during the month

JewishWorldReview.com | If you clear out your closets of all the things you're no longer using and sell them -- as I suggest in Five Ways to Make Money From Spring Cleaning -- you'll have extra cash to purchase what you need (or perhaps really want). Fortunately, April is a great time to find deals on several things. Here's what you can expect to find on sale during the month, and what you should wait a little longer to buy.

What's on sale now ...

Athletic shoes. As the weather starts to warm up, retailers lower prices on athletic shoes as an incentive to get consumers to buy a new pair as they head outside to exercise. You can expect discounts of 15% to 45%, according to CreditDonkey.com.

Cookware. Look for great sales on cookware in April as retailers lower prices for wedding and graduation season, says Offers.com Vice President Howard Schaffer. Expect discounts of up to 50%, he says.

Gym memberships. Gyms tend to see a surge of new members at the beginning of the year when people typically resolve to lose weight. Now that the fitness buzz has calmed down and warm weather is in sight, gyms are looking to attract new customers, Schaffer says. So now is a good time to look for discounts if you didn't join a gym earlier in the year.

Spring apparel. April is when we start to see sales on spring apparel, says RetailMeNot merchandiser Eliza Bellock. She expects clothing discounts of up to 40% this month, plus an extra 15% to 25% off as we get closer to Easter (April 20). According to dealnews.com, you'll find even deeper discounts in May. But the selection might be smaller then.

Summer travel. April can be your last big chance to find a great deal on summer travel, Schaffer says. The best bargains on cruises and hotel rooms pop up before the summer months hit, so take advantage of lower prices by booking travel in April, he says.

Tires and car-care products. A nastier-than-usual winter has meant that many people have yet to take snow tires off their vehicles, says RetailMeNot car specialist Ryan Ambler. This has prompted manufacturers to offer discounts on all-season tires earlier, he says. Those discounts are generally in the form of rebates. For instance, at Tire Rack you can get an $80 mail-in rebate on Goodyear/Dunlop tires through May 31.

Vacuums. If you're desperate for a new vacuum for your spring cleaning, you can get one on sale in April and May before new models debut in June, according to CreditDonkey.com. Discounts typically range from 20% to 25%. However, to get an even better deal, wait until November. Dealnews.com has found by searching its monthly archive of sales data that there are almost twice as many good deals on these handy home appliances in November than in April, and discounts range from 25% to 40%.


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Xbox One. Dealnews.com expects to see steeper discounts than the 10%-off deals that already have surfaced on this gaming system because it's been on the market for several months now and it's being outsold by Sony's PlayStation 4.


Grills and patio furniture. Although grills and patio furniture have started appearing in furniture and home-improvement stores, don't rush to buy outdoor items now. You won't see prices drop until July, Schaffer says. To get a really good deal on a grill or patio furniture (50% off or more), wait until the end of summer.

Mattresses. If you can wait a month to buy a mattress, you'll see discounts of 50% or more during Memorial Day sales in May, according to dealnews.com.

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Cameron Huddleston is an online editor at Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

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