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  • Bargain Fashionista Part Three: Estate Sales

    By Annie Korzen

    April 7, 2011 | 11:04 am

    These are the upscale cousins of the yard sale. They are usually well organized by a pro who has been hired to liquidate the possessions of a deceased person. Since I’m on the hunt for vintage clothing and jewelry, and my husband collects rare books, we like buying from dead...

  • Bargainista Fashionista: Part two

    By Annie Korzen

    April 4, 2011 | 11:08 am

    There are actually two different kinds of yard sales. One is the private person who is moving, empty-nesting, spring-cleaning – whatever. You can find plenty of good stuff here, but it’s catch-as-catch-can. If you’re willing to wade through disorganized piles of worthless crap...

  • Live large, but pay little!

    By Annie Korzen

    March 28, 2011 | 10:43 am

    The market goes up, the market goes down. We’re in a boom, we’re in a recession, we’re in a depression. None of this economic see-saw has ever affected me, because I’ve been a thriftaholic all my life. As we follow this roller-coaster ride we call the economy, skills in the...

  • About

    By Annie Korzen

    March 22, 2011 | 10:47 am

    Annie Korzen is a comedy writer and performer. Her humorous essays have been printed in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and more. She has delivered commentaries on NPR’s Morning Edition and appeared on Oprah. She was the recurring Doris Klompus on...

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  • Briefs: Loyola hosts Jewish Studies conference, Jews at UC Irvine say they are safe

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Loyola Hosts Jewish Studies Conference

    The Western states conference of the Association of Jewish Studies will be held April 6-7 at -- Loyola Marymount University (LMU), a Jesuit institution.

    The particular venue says a good deal about the evolution of Jewish studies from an ethnic...

  • The magic Spend/Save/Tzedakah Plan keeps kids thinking

    By Sharon Duke Estroff

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "I know what I want for my birthday," my first-grader announced upon returning from school today. "A PSP [PlayStation Portable]."

    "Jake" I replied, intent on giving my son perspective on how much his request would cost. "Do you realize that you could go to the dollar store and...

  • Gear Up for an Israel Vacation

    By Lisa Alcalay Klug

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    With summer travel to Israel around the corner, now's the time to plan your packing strategy. From new high-tech gadgets to easy-care clothing, from hybrid shoes to crushable sun hats, there's plenty to choose from as gifts for loved ones and must-haves for your own comfort. We've...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    Good Deed Indeed

    Earth Day is about healing all creatures on the Earth. Here is a chance for you to do a good deed by entering The Good Deed Contest.

    Here's what you will do:

    1. Do a good deed (an amazing one!)
    2. Write an essay, telling what you did, what motivated you and what...

  • Yeladim

    By Abby Gilad

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The Ugly Bug Ball

    In Parshat Shemini, we learn which animals are kosher. A young friend of mine asked: Why did God create both kosher and non-kosher animals? The sages of the Talmud ask the same question. They said there is something we can learn from every animal – kosher or...

  • Barbaric Acts Kill Palestinian Sympathy

    By Larry Derfner

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I know there are many Palestinians out there who are sickened and ashamed by what happened in Gaza to the remains of the six dead Israeli soldiers.

    I don't hold them responsible; I don't associate them with those acts just because they are Palestinians or Arabs, not in any way.

    In...

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