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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

Apptitude: Let smartphone guide your summer pursuits

By Reid Kanaley



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Travel and entertainment become priorities as summer approaches. So here are smartphone applications that smooth the way through an unfamiliar airport, or that find your favorite band performing at a nearby venue.

Get around unfamiliar airports with Gate Guru, by Mobility Apps LLC. The free app for Android, Apple and Windows devices has terminal maps and a list of eateries, shops, ATMs and other amenities, including reviews of the food, that you can filter by terminal within an airport.

Some airport "tips" will give you travelers' frank perspectives: "Sad little airport," says one comment on the Philadelphia International list. "Is it me or are all Philadelphians rude and ignorant?" Ouch. At least that guy got more thumbs-down reactions than he got thumbs-ups.

To make Gate Guru a true travel companion, send your flight-confirmation emails to plans@gateguruapp.com and the app will log your journey, track your car-rental information (or streamline last-minute in-airport rentals), and keep stats on your miles traveled.

In addition, you'll get flight-status info, time- and gate-change notifications, and wait-time estimates for security lines.

Bandsintown, by Bandsintown Inc., is a way for Android and Apple users to get live concert information about the musicians you actually spend time listening to. Type in your location, or let the app find you via GPS.

Bandsintown logs the artists you listen to by probing your profiles on Facebook or Twitter, or your musical choices on music-listening services including Pandora, Last.fm and Spotify.

On the app, you'll see a screen full of the names of those artists. Tap a name and get concert information that's focused on where you are. Or tap "Tonight" to see if a band you like is appearing.

If a show looks good, tap again for details on the event, check out the venue (with map), and see other app users who are attending. From the app you can buy tickets and notify Facebook friends and Twitter followers that you are hooked up.

National Parks, for Apple devices, by National Geographic, is free, though you'll be offered detailed guides for individual parks for $1.99 each or a full set for $12.99.

The free material includes plenty to get you excited about a National Park excursion: park photos and maps, directions, weather reports, and camping and lodging information, with links for making reservations. There are tips for taking great photos — such as to get started before dawn, when the animals are out and the tourists are still asleep.

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Crowdsource traffic information, directions
Apps to keep baseball scores on hand
Apptitude: Find cheapest gas via app
App assists, so your taxes aren't too taxing
Keep smartphone safe with privacy apps
Avoid, or treat, the flu
Use smartphone to research genealogy, post family shots
Adapt to a changing tax world
Track mental health symptoms via phone
Making it easier to trade your contact information
Use smartphone to research genealogy, post family shots
App help with finding -- or quitting -- that job
Apps to stay ahead of schooltime tasks
Apps to help you keep control of your spending
Stay in the know while on the go
Apps for cheating at games
Scanning a doc or lighting the way
City tours guided by smartphone
Apps that flex your brain
Clear your key ring with apps that store loyalty cards
Sniff out allergen information
Speak and these apps will listen --- and transcribe
Viddy, a video version of Instagram
Gardening via smartphone
Homework help, available via smartphone
Get some help with exercise motivation

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