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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.

www.sutree.com

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).

www.ehow.com

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).

www.instructables.com

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.

www.wikihow.com

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

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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.



Previously:

Crazy contraptions
Turtles away!
Poetry in action
In the news
That's life
Download this
Nature blogs spring to life
That was then; this is now
Is your number up?
Listen up
“300” more than Ancient history
Looking for E.T.
Put on a smiley face :-)
Speaking of accents
In the news
AnsaThat finds its answer
On top of the world
Another day, another dollar
Prank you very much
How much is enough?
Sound off
Readers have questions, concerns
Quick, give me a word
Driving you crazy
The joy of Bob Ross
Online goes prime time
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
Wonders never cease
Secret messages
For your consideration
Freaky food forays
Best of 2006 online
Missed marketing
H.G. Wells’ legacy endures
A quest for dragons
E-mails you've sent
In the news
It's free!
Websites that help you find books that are right for you
Coping with illness
Some serious face time
Some serious face time
In reply to your e-mail ...
Turn your handwriting into a computer-based font that will allow you to churn out homespun greetings
Music for everyone
'Elusive planet' can be viewed clearly from Earth with the naked eye
Central characters
E-mail @ 35
Idle chatter
Funny money
Classic artwork in motion
For an unusual Thanksgiving
Your slip is showing
Best of the worst
Test your mind power
Remain anonymous

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