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)

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By Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir

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Job Loyalty: How Far?
Tricking Web Users
Equal partners who aren't
Buying stolen goods
The line between informing and promoting
Believe It or Not?
How fair does 'fair consideration' have to be?
Bogus Job Interview
Reclaiming what's yours through deception
Volunteer employee?
Yer fired!?
Disloyalty or opportunity?
All creditors need to paid on time, but workers especially
The Morality of Bankruptcy, Part III
The Morality of Bankruptcy, Part II
The Morality of Bankruptcy, Part I
Safe at Work: Employees in a constant state of vigilance
Perform, Then Pay, Part II: Additional pitfalls to watch out for when using incentives in the workplace
Perform, Then Pay
Talmudic Investment Advice
Of rights and sites
Father's obligations toward minor children
Make a fuss about those who cuss?
Lender responsibility
When walking away from your mortgage is both economically sound and makes ethical sense
Entitlement Vs. Charity
Hand-up, not hand-out is highest form of charity
Helping the Jobless
Money matters
Money matters
Negotiating nuisances
When borrowing is stealing
Damaging disclosures with a twist
Is nepotism kosher?
Bet I can?
Investing charity money in a sure-fire investment
Help the needy through deception?
Be too wealthy?
Condemning those who succeed at making a killing with other people's money
Are Wall Street traders' salaries obscene?
Some practical applications of how animals may benefit man
When animal suffering is sanctioned
Animals' relationship with mankind, Part II
Bill the biller?
Whistle blowing has exceptions
Beware of Caveat Emptor
Working for a corrupt firm
Career v. Careersism
Merchant must take responsibility for careless shopper?
Should lousy teacher be exposed?
Does ‘judge favorably’ have limitations?
How hard can I push my workers?
Financial relationships, Talmudic style
Subliminal endorsements
Subliminal endorsements
Must I tell my boss about a job search?
Should I Snitch to the Boss?
Abandon patronizing a business in its time of need?
Give charity today — you may need it tomorrow
Funds and fundamentals
Allowing a Needy Person to get the Job you want
Borderline Poor
How much do the poor have to help the poor?
Painful Priorities, Part II
Painful Priorities
Ethics of encouraging spending during recession
Expert witnesses who put themselves first
Can I make my boss treat me fairly?
Getting Emotional For Influence
Spread the wealth? Jewish tradition and income equality
Tyrannical Co-Workers
Destitute Debtors
Are tax deductions for charitable donations moral?
Wrong Store
Thou Shalt Pay
Enabling risky behavior
How far must one go to help somebody out of a contract?
Costly Advice
Sincere Apologies
Business with Friends
A Jewish view on fair pricing
Am I taking advantage of another's psychological quirk?
How and when to lie
Spending your kids' money
Poaching humans
Duty to save gullible from themselves?
Too much inheritance?
Diploma dilemma
Lie to outsmart discriminator?
Fair fares
Transparency in fundraising
Snitching to the IRS
Busy Work
Impatient Patients
The Snitching Supervisor
Suspicious Supplier
Pay day
Manipulation emotions as an intense sales tool
Rebate or Kickback?
Predicting the Future
Self-Respect or Self Pride
Devious discount
Unfair Zoning
Some merchants in my area have agreements to fix prices. Is this ethical?
How far must one go to return a lost object?
Should the almost-poor be eligible for credit and discounts?
I work by the hour, but I'm easily distractible. Do I have to deduct idle time from my time log?
Is it wrong for banks to lend to high credit-risk homebuyers?
Flawed Freebies
Can I make up a fantasy identity for my blog?
When doing-the-right-thing may harm another
Promising prospect
Old-fashioned ruse
Short notice cancellation
Judaism and the national deficit
Can we solicit recipients of condolence cards from our charity?
Stock picking means finding and buying undervalued shares. Isn't this taking advantage of the buyers' ignorance?
I want to avoid a scandalous relative
Eat Now, Pay Later
Vice stocks
Revealing a Secret
Can I publicize the criminal past of a new congregant?
Artificially sweet vengeance
Help yourself
I quit
Understanding the Torah's obligation of tithing. It's more than fighting poverty
Drawing the line between prudence and paranoia
Hidden Defects
Can I buy a product with the intention of returning it?
Can I go back on my original agreement?
Slander in the Court
Hidden Consultation
Can I keep the money the bank mistakenly deposited into my account?
Making up time for doing nothing
Taking advantage of someone's mistake
Can I bad-mouth an employee who suddenly quit to go into competition
Should we condemn lavish weddings?
Should I register my protest and give it to my friend's boss?
My real estate agent doesn't know I rented the apartment she found for me
The Apprentice
Lessons from a previous global environmental catastrophe
What does the Torah say about pollution when there is no effective communal authority to regulate it?
Does Jewish law forbid pollution?
The delicate line between helping a child with assignments and actually doing them
Teenager in our Midst
A free ride?
The ethics of torture
Weighing the risks and damages of "blowing the whistle"
Weighing the risks and damages of "blowing the whistle"
I'm helping an alcoholic support her habit
I'm helping an alcoholic support her habit
When to do the 'right thing'
Forgiving and forgetting to ourselves
Decent Working Conditions, Final: Motivation
Decent Working Conditions, Part III: Generosity
Decent Working Conditions, Part III: Generosity
Decent Working Conditions, Part II: Dignified treatment
Decent Working Conditions, Part 1: Equitable Treatment
Stand up for elders' rights
Garage sale gem
By taking my relative in, am I helping or making the situation worse?
Public Service or Public Relations?
Do professionals need to strive for complete objectivity?
Does future reward make ethical behavior selfish?
The whole truth — Even in the marketplace?
Judaism and the afterlife: Reincarnation, heaven and hell
The Jewish belief in resurrection of the dead affects how will live in the here and now
Ethical guidelines on what to say and what's proper to keep to yourself
Is it wrong to get credit for something you didn't do?
Ethics and sportsmanship
The ethics of forwarding email
Must a supplier honor a discount offered by a rogue sales representative?
Should I boycott my daughter's fashion show?
Should you respond to all those annoying email pop-up requests?
Do I have to reimburse someone who tried to do me a favor?
Seeking credit card debt settlement
Can I threaten to spread the word about someone who cheated me?
How can the terminally ill tap into their life insurance?
Is there value in an unhappy marriage?
Where does the Almighty fit into your corporation's mission statement?
Does an expert witness have to be impartial?
Should I give recognition to a modest man who did a great deed?
In representing my firm, can I tell a white lie?
Defrauding insurance to save a life
Can top level management unilaterally give away money to corporate dollars to charity?
Loans to Family Members
How much worker supervision is too much?
Should I turn in a colleague for inappropriate acts?
Priority in charitable giving
Trolls and ogres
How many hours of work is too many?
Can I promote my product by having it unobtrusively written into a story?
He's not heavy he's my brother
All's fair in war?, II
All's fair in war?
Girth vs. worth
Is it proper to tax bequests?
Ethics of Being Overweight
Penalized for working swiftly
When is it a bluff?
'Rate and switch'
My paycheck is late!
Should schools cater to an elite?
All's fair in love?
Comfort and Competition
Do I need the caller's permission to put a call on the speakerphone?
Overtime for lost time
Is it unethical to play suppliers against each other to get the lowest bid possible?
Do family members have precedence in charity allotments?
What the world of business can teach us about our annual process of repentance and renewal
Are religious leaders subject to criticism?
Vindictive Vendor: How can I punish an abusive competitor?
Blogging Ethics: Is the blogger responsible for defamatory posts?

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