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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)

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Where do you go to download software on the Web? Here are some great sites to bookmark when you're looking for specific applications, especially when they offer so much that can be found for free.

www.download.com

When I'm looking for a computer program, my first stop is usually the vast searchable repository at CNET's Download.com. Virtually anything you might need can be found there, whether it's a demo, shareware or freeware. Demo or evaluation versions work for a trial period or have some functions disabled until you pay for the program -- try before you buy. Shareware is fully functional but has a suggested price that you're asked to pay to the developer if you find the program useful. If you want only free programs, you can search just for them using the site's advanced-search function, which also can return results for specific operating systems, Macs and other options. Comments and reviews by CNET editors and users can help winnow your choices, as can ratings for the most popular downloads.

Sure bet: Lavasoft's Ad Aware SE Personal Edition 1.06 (www.startribune.com/a2485; click on "Download Now") is a powerful, free program that roots out spyware on your PC and eradicates it. Such software is a must for anyone who surfs the Web.

www.pure-mac.com

While Download.com does house Mac programs, Pure Mac (be sure to use the hyphen in the URL) specializes just in software for Apple computers. Online for more than 10 years, the no-frills site has a fully searchable directory that is broken down into dozens of categories. Each week, the site announces its Pure Picks (www.pure-mac.com/purepicks.html), two noteworthy programs that are worth downloading.

Sure bet: Gimpshop 2.2.11 (www.startribune .com/a2486) is a completely free, open-source image-editing program that mimics all the features of Adobe Photoshop except the latter application's high price tag.

www.oldapps.com

Many people continually upgrade to the latest versions of their favorite software. OldApps is aimed at those looking to downgrade. Why? Sometimes users install a new program only to find that they don't like it. Unfortunately, developers don't always make old versions of the software available. OldApps archives nearly 2,500 previous versions of about 180 PC programs and about 330 old versions of 25 Mac applications. They're all free, but some are trial versions with no clear direction on how to register a program that's no longer supported by its maker.

Sure bet: Disenchantment with iTunes 7 by iPod users, especially those who report compatibility issues with older models, has made the previous version, iTunes 6.0.5 (www.oldapps.com/itunes.htm), the most popular download at OldApps.

www.giveawayoftheday.com

Each day, Giveaway of the Day makes available for free a PC program that otherwise would cost users to download. The catch? The program must be downloaded, installed and activated through the site during the 24-hour period in which it's offered. After that, it goes back to its normal price.

Sure bet: There is none, because you never know what you'll get on a given day -- a throwaway screen saver, an also-ran CD ripper or a powerful $200 program to convert PowerPoint presentations into Flash movies. That's why it's wise to bookmark the site and check it regularly.

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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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Sound off
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Driving you crazy
The joy of Bob Ross
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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
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Secret messages
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Freaky food forays
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