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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

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 June 1, 2007 / 15 Sivan, 5767

Traveling companions

By Mark Kellner

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | An overnight jaunt of about 400 miles, roundtrip, brought the chance to check out some new traveling companions.


NICE, ER, PHONE ... Palm, Inc.'s recent entry into the handheld market is officially billed in a brochure as the "Palm Treo 755P smart device." I'm not making that up: it's a "smart device," not a smart phone.


Whatever. I like the new model, which sells for $279 with a Sprint PCS contract or $579 without any service. While Sprint's network isn't the global-girdling GSM standard favored by AT&T (nee Cingular), I'm assured that the new Treo will work in plenty of places outside of North America. For me, I was glad it worked along U.S. 29 in Virginia.


Though I've been enamored of Research in Motion's BlackBerry 8800 of late, the Treo 755P, which uses the Palm operating system, isn't a bad substitute - and then some. Unlike the 8800, for example, the Treo has a 2-megapixel camera built in. It also offers streaming media, including video, albeit at an additional charge to the user. This was first seen on Treo smart phones - er, devices - last year, and it's a cool thing for really frequent travelers.


The new device also offers Google Maps, a great way to find directions, as well as a "push" service for Microsoft Outlook e-mail, presumably from servers running Microsoft Exchange. These are designed to meet similar features found on BlackBerry devices.


What Palm has that BlackBerry doesn't yet, however, match, is a truly wide range of applications. You can install just about any program you'd like with the Palm OS, including ones to link your expenses to Quicken or other financial programs, and the device comes with Documents To Go (STET), the DataViz (STET) "standard" that lets you view and edit Word and Excel files, and view PowerPoint and PDF files on the go. That makes the idea of a handheld as a notebook replacement not so much of a dream.


I'm also impressed with the speed of Sprint's EVDO data service. Advertising touts a "near broadband" experience, or words to that effect. My experience was that it was plenty fast when needed.


In short, the 755P may well have room for improvement in this or that feature, but for the road warrior, it's far more than adequate. Figure in the Palm add-on software and the wide, wide range of accessories, and you've got a good mobile platform.


GREAT OVERNIGHTER ... Although I was driving, and not flying, the $325 Briggs & Riley Carry-On Computer Upright was a great help on this trip. The concept is simple: create one piece of luggage to hold clothing for a one or two-day trip, as well as a notebook computer and some accessories, and let it fit in most overhead compartments.


In addition, the laptop compartment is located on the outside of the bag for faster, easier access during security checks. The front- loading computer pocket fits most 17" laptop screens and there's a zippered cord pocket on the interior lid to store electronic accessories. The only "drawback" might be not having a supplied means of carrying the computer separately from the computer, but you can buy a "laptop sleeve" for that purpose.


The notion of having just one piece of luggage to carry on a short trip is great; that the Briggs & Riley product is made to be very rugged - the firm's guarantee even covers damage caused by an airline - is even more encouraging. I've had to trash a couple of suitcases after the rigors of overseas travel; I have the feeling this unit won't be one of them and can highly recommend it. Details at www.briggs-riley.com.

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JWR contributor Mark Kellner has reported on technology for industry newspapers and magazines since 1983, and has been the computer columnist for The Washington Times since 1991.Comment by clicking here.

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