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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

Here's how

By Randy A. Salas

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) What do you do when you want to learn how to do something? One way is to ask someone to show you. A new website makes that easier to do by compiling online instructional videos, but there are other how-to sites whose users share their knowledge and experience in cool, helpful and unusual lessons.


The newly launched SuTree, still in beta testing, says it is founded on this basic principle: "It is usually easier to learn something by watching a lesson than by reading texts." See for yourself if that's true. The members of SuTree's community add links to free how-to videos they find on the Web or upload their own. Users then judge the quality of the video lesson, which can be viewed by rating, most viewed and more — a setup similar to YouTube. There are more than 5,300 video lessons indexed so far in 22 categories, from "arts & crafts" to "wheels."

Cool: How to make a webcam for your bird feeder to monitor activity remotely (www.startribune.com/a2787).

Helpful: How caulking can make house-painting jobs look more professional (www.startribune.com/a2788).

Unusual: How to balance a cane on your chin (www.startribune.com/a2789).


The thriving eHow community has been around much longer, since 1999, claiming more than 6 million visitors a month. Although its approach is more traditional, its 35,000 user-generated and -rated articles are presented in a slick, easy-to-digest format that makes learning a snap.

Cool: How to build a time machine (www.startribune.com/a2790). You'll need a Yugo.

Helpful: How to write your wedding vows (www.startribune.com/a2791).

Unusual: How not to look as if you're still living in the '80s (www.startribune.com/a2792).


Photos and graphics are the driving force behind the ultra-hip Instructables site, created by Squid Labs. The images anchor each step of the nearly 4,300 user-uploaded lessons, which tend to be more adventurous and quirkier than other how-to sites. Other users jump right in with off-the-wall comments about the project or additional tips, making the site a fun read even if you're not looking to make something.

Cool: How to make odd-shaped cakes using an industrial laser cutter (www.startribune.com/a2793).

Helpful: How to fix rust spots on your car (www.startribune.com/a2794).

Unusual: How to breathe fire (www.startribune.com/a2796). Just watch to see how it's done — don't try it.


WikiHow works like traditional collaborative online writing projects, the most famous being Wikipedia: Anyone can create a page on any topic; other users can then modify the lesson for clarity. The nearly 19,500 articles are practically all text, and, like many wikis, some of the entries seem rather aimless without a moderator.

Cool: How to French kiss — the site's most-viewed entry (www.startribune.com/a2797).

Helpful: How to fix a dead pixel on an LCD display (www.startribune.com/a2798).

Unusual: How to calculate pi by throwing frozen hot dogs, which is actually based on a proven mathematical concept (www.startribune.com/a2799

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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