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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

Quick, give me a word

By Randy A. Salas


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Have you ever wondered what Web sites might come up if you typed in random words between the "www." and the ".com" in your Web browser's address bar? Let's see.

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www.a.com

www.1.com

These seemed like good places to start. Unfortunately, these sites don't exist. But if you enter www.aa.com, you get American Airlines' site. And if you type in www.11.com, you get the corporate parent of Eleven Technology. So it's double or nothing.

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www.eat.com

www.drink.com

www.bemerry.com

Here's a fitting trio of URLs for the week before the Super Bowl. Unilever owns www.eat.com, a promotional Web site that is pushing Ragu products these days. There are even Tips for Eating Fun, in case you're not sure how to approach that plate of spaghetti topped with yummy Ragu sauce. For example, the site says, "Rename a Dish - as you pass around the food, challenge each person in your family to rename a favorite dish-you'll all remember the funniest names, and laughter is great exercise!" Hey, anyone for a dish of Randy-O's? I can hear the laughter already. Good times. Drink.com is run by Netincome Ventures Inc. - one of those faux directory/search pages you typically get when you mistype a URL. I can't believe some huge beverage company such as Coca-Cola or Kool-Aid let that domain name slip by. It's the same story for BeMerry.com, owned by MDNH Inc. There goes a golden opportunity for, say, Hallmark greeting cards or an Irish pub.

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www.lame.com

Right about now, you might be thinking this is a lame idea for a column. If so, this would be the site for you - yet another fake directory page, this one run by Anything.com. "Check out our links for the most up to date Lame information and much more!" It really says that.

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www.z.com

www.theend.org

Could there be a more fitting way to close today's round-up than with two things that occur last? Z.com is a rather clever domain name that redirects the curious to Nissan's spiffy site for its 350Z sports car. The coupe starts at $27,900 - although, using the Build Your Z tool, I quickly got that puppy up to $31,825 (and that didn't even include the $530 Aerodynamics Package). TheEnd.com publicizes "The End," by Dr. George Madray, a Georgia dentist whose book explains the "who, what, where, when, why and how" of biblical prophecy about, well, the End. Seeing as the site's forum has only five registered users, including one named drgeorge, not too many people seem concerned about Judgment Day. What a bad start for "The End."

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Randy A. Salas is a columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Do you have a favorite Web site or a question about how to find something on the Internet? Send a note by clicking here.



Previously:

Driving you crazy
The joy of Bob Ross
Online goes prime time
You don't need to know this
Remembering the creator of Scooby-Doo
Do-it-yourself art
‘Leave me alone!’
Special deliveries
Weight-loss journeys
Daily routines
Working without a map
Just you watch!
New year, new diet
Your mail answered
Chatting: Central characters
Wonders never cease
Secret messages
For your consideration
Freaky food forays
Best of 2006 online
Missed marketing
H.G. Wells’ legacy endures
A quest for dragons
E-mails you've sent
In the news
It's free!
Websites that help you find books that are right for you
Coping with illness
Some serious face time
Some serious face time
In reply to your e-mail ...
Turn your handwriting into a computer-based font that will allow you to churn out homespun greetings
Music for everyone
'Elusive planet' can be viewed clearly from Earth with the naked eye
Central characters
E-mail @ 35
Idle chatter
Funny money
Classic artwork in motion
For an unusual Thanksgiving
Your slip is showing
Best of the worst
Test your mind power
Remain anonymous

© 2006, Star Tribune Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

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