In this issue
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

On top of the world

By Randy A. Salas

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) What's going on in the world right now? Well, just about everything — life, death, war, crime, poverty and more. All you have to do is visit these websites to see a big-picture view of it all as it's theoretically happening.


The Worldometers site provides worldwide statistics in real time. Like today's other sites, the information presented isn't literal, of course; there aren't clerks all over the world tabulating the numbers and posting them as they're gathered. Rather, Worldometers takes common statistical expressions — one person is born every 7 seconds in the United States, for example — and shows them via scrolling numbers. Categories include population (6.6 billion people globally and counting), education (67 million newspapers circulated so far this year) and environment (11.7 million tons of fish caught this year). The section with the most action is arguably energy consumption, where metric tons of oil (556 million so far this year) and coal (461 million) being consumed just fly by — but not as fast as the amount of solar energy hitting the Earth (350 billion metric tons since Jan. 1). Because the site uses your computer's time to present the data, it offers an interesting twist: You can change the year on your system's clock to see projected figures based on current stats. Just be careful if you click on anything at the site (which you don't need to do to view the stats); virtually every link is an ad.


The Reality Clock has been online since 1996 and offers many of the same figures presented by Worldometers. One difference is that each continually updated statistical nugget is presented in a handy module that can be added to any website. There are also links to the sources of the information. Finally, there are many more categories, some of them unusual. You can see, for example, how many murders there have been in Washington, D.C., this year (34 as of Friday) or how many gallons of ice cream have been produced so far this year in Indiana (8.2 million).


Breathing Earth is the only entry in today's survey that expresses the real-time data graphically, on a map of the world, rather than numerically. Created by David Bleja, the simulation juxtaposes country-by-country birth and death rates with the tons of carbon dioxide emitted to show how each nation contributes to climate change. The corresponding star bursts and color changes that accompany each updated stat make the map look like a satellite view of nuclear strikes in a global war.


The Texas State Archery Association, of all things, presents a real-time statistical clock of deaths and their causes, based on figures from the World Health Organization. As the seconds scroll by, the numbers continually change to show how many people have died worldwide and from what. Two kinds of cardiovascular disease and deaths from AIDS lead the way. In all, 65 causes of death are tracked. More than 1,600 people died during my 15-minute visit to the site — none from target archery.

Every weekday JewishWorldReview.com publishes what many in in the media and Washington consider "must-reading". Sign up for the daily JWR update. It's free. Just click here.

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.


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