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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

Turtles away!

By Randy A. Salas

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Leatherback sea turtles made headlines Monday, when an event called the Great Turtle Race began from Costa Rica as a way to publicize the plight of the gentle creatures. But that's not the end of the story. The two-week race is being tracked in real time on the Web, and there are a host of online resources that offer more information about the critically endangered animals.


The Great Turtle Race is on, and school kids and workers in office pools around the world are tuning in online. As of Wednesday afternoon, it was Windy by a mile — actually, 18 miles — but Stephanie Colburtle, Billie and Purple Lightning were working hard to close the distance from the lead turtle's dizzying pace of 4 miles per hour. They are among the 11 tagged leatherbacks that are being tracked by satellite as they make their annual 500-mile migration from Costa Rica's Playa Grande, the main Pacific nesting area for the turtles, to the Galapagos Islands. Their progress can be watched online as a continuously updated map and leaderboard show their relative positions on their oceanic journeys. You can cheer on your favorite turtle by signing up for e-mails about its progress. The entire event, which runs through April 29, is being coordinated by several conservation groups and corporate sponsors, such as Yahoo! and Travelocity, to call attention to the tenuous status of the leatherback. "They are going faster than you think," the campaign's slogan goes. Twenty years ago, more than 1,500 turtles nested at Playa Grande, but that number had dwindled to only 124 last year. Besides covering the race, the site has a wealth of information about the turtles, which can grow to 7 feet long and weigh 1 ton, and what people can do to help save them. There also are related sites it recommends, including:


Among the data offered by the State of the World's Sea Turtles is a comprehensive interactive map showing global nesting sites for leatherbacks and their much-smaller cousin, the loggerhead.


The Educational Information & Resource Center has set up a microsite containing many lesson plans and student activities for teachers to use in conjunction with the race, including downloads and printable items.


The race's mascot, Mr. Leatherback, has his own page and blog at MySpace. At last check, he had been befriended by more than 3,000 MySpacers, who had left nearly 500 comments.


Bioscience Prof. Jim Spotila of Drexel University, one of the race's sponsors, is maintaining the Ask Dr. Turtle blog as part of the event. What is the biggest threat to leatherbacks? The researcher, who's also the president of the Leatherback Trust, cites two causes: destruction of nesting areas and fishing — which brings us to our final entry.


As part of its Seafood Watch program, the Monterey Bay Aquarium offers printable pocket-size guides for consumers to take with them to restaurants and food shops. The guides, which have been tailored for each region of the country, list which seafoods are brought to market with the least harm done to the turtles.

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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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