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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

New year, new diet

By Randy A. Salas


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Another new year, another resolution to lose weight, right? That's the start-of-the-year goal for nearly half of U.S. women, according to a 2005 poll by Harris Interactive. These websites can help keep you on track.

www.howstuffworks.com/calorie.htm

It might help to know how calories work. We associate them with food, but a calorie is just a measurement of energy (the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius) that can apply to anything. A gallon of gasoline, for example, has 31,000 calories, using the same way they're measured for food. The energy from one piece of cherry cheesecake could power a 60-watt light bulb for 90 minutes. How Stuff Works explains how this all relates to your weight and includes links to basic charts showing the caloric content of different foods and the calories burned by various physical activities.

www.calorie-count.com

Calorie-Count is much slicker than the independent site I wrote about last year now that it's part of the About.com family. The handy site is built around a huge database listing the calories and nutritional info for all kinds of foods, even unusual dishes such as bison and menu items at popular restaurants. Among the many tools are logs to help you track your dieting and a toolbar for your Web browser that makes it easy to look up calorie info without going to the site. Calorie-Count also has a thriving community that allows users to share their dieting experiences and ask questions.

www.nutritiondata.com

Nutrition Data specializes in providing complete nutrient listings for all types of food for people trying to watch their weight or those with special dietary needs. Its most useful feature is the ability to enter a recipe's ingredients and get nutritional info for the dish, including calories.

www.caloriesperhour.com

Calories Per Hour is a kind of streamlined version of Calorie-Count. It offers many dieting tools, such as calculators for weight loss and calories burned by various activities. Some users might prefer the site's simpler text-based design.

www.iateapie.net

I Ate a Pie provides dozens of reviews for all the packaged diet foods sold in grocery stores. Considering the scads of products just in the frozen-foods aisles, this is a highly useful service for those who are counting calories. Items earning five-star raves include Special K Bars, Trader Joe's Salmon Burgers and Pepperidge Farm Pumpernickel Snack Sticks. Based on their one-star ratings, you might want to avoid Fifty50 No Sugar Added Strawberry Spread ("tasteless mess") or Dannon Carb Control Yogurt ("awful") — although you have to wonder about a reviewer who gives one star to V8 Vegetable Juice after noting that she hates tomato juice.

diet.ivillage.com

The comprehensive diet section at iVillage not only includes many of the tools of the other websites but also articles and features typical of an online magazine. For instance, you can take a quiz to find out which weight-loss plan best suits your personality and get tips on how to eat more healthfully when dining out.

www.diet-i.com

You might be tempted to try a weight-loss plan such as the Atkins Diet or the South Beach Diet. Diet Information has good subjective overviews of them all, although navigating among the many ads can be cumbersome.

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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:

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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