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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

In the news

By Randy A. Salas

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Our regular look at recent headlines brings news of surprising slavery ties, rampant rats, radio mergers and more. But no matter the topic, there's always another dimension of the stories to be explored online.

Sharpton, Thurmond go way back

In the news: The Rev. Al Sharpton's great-grandfather was a slave owned by an ancestor of Sen. Strom Thurmond, according to research conducted by Ancestry.com. Thurmond, who died at 100 in 2003, once ran for president on a ticket advocating segregation, while Sharpton is a well-known civil-rights activist.

On the Web: "Born in Slavery" (memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml) offers first-person accounts of slavery that were gathered during the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers Project. More than 2,300 stories are presented online, including 341 from South Carolina, where the Thurmond family lived.

Soft-drink market going soft?

In the news: Coke and Pepsi are trying various strategies to revitalize the soft-drink market, whose sales volume was down 5 percent in U.S. grocery stores last year, according to Beverage Digest. Coke is trying to change its main product's image by calling it a "sparkling beverage" instead of a "carbonated soft drink," and Pepsi is trying to be hipper by changing the design of its cola can 35 times this year.

On the Web: Lest the major soda makers forget what too much fiddling can do, Dead Sodas (www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0961) presents a hilarious take on "soft drinks no longer with us," such as Crystal Pepsi, Coke II and Surge. (Note the use of profanity.) What's scary is that author Matt collects these extinct soft drinks and samples their now-flat contents, including Pepsi Fire, which he describes as "tasting like a car accident between a can of Pepsi and a bottle of ground cinnamon."

Sirius, XM Radio plan merger

In the news: Satellite-radio rivals Sirius and XM plan to combine their services and operate as one company.

On the Web: If it's commercial-free music you want -- on your computer, at least -- I can't recommend the previously covered Pandora (www.pandora.com) enough. Just type in a favorite performer or song, and the free service will provide endless streaming audio of similar-sounding artists and tunes, powered by the Music Genome Project. You can even create several "stations" to suit your mood.

Rats invade Taco Bell

In the news: A Taco Bell/KFC restaurant in New York City was shut down after TV news footage showed dozens of rats swarming around inside the eatery.

On the Web: The "rats gone wild" video has become a stomach-turning sensation online, where just one YouTube posting of the news footage (www.startribune.com/a2394) had won 179,000 views as of Monday. For the lighter side of the skittering vermin, try Jelly Games' "Rats" (www.jellygames2.com/game.php?gname=rat), a "Pacman"-like time-waster in which players must help a rat pick up cheese while avoiding prowling cats.

Scorsese finally wins an Oscar

In the news: Filmmaker Martin Scorsese finally wins an Oscar, for "The Departed," after missing out on five previous best-director nominations.

On the Web: According to Scorsese and His Films (www.scorsesefilms.com), the filmmaker once described his chances of winning a directing Oscar as being "zero for lifetime." The fan website celebrates the director and his highly acclaimed work with reposted articles, photos, filmographies and more.

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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.


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