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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

Remain anonymous

By Randy A. Salas

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Have you ever had something you really, really wanted to say - but you just didn't want anyone to know who was saying it? That's where these Web sites come in.


Oceangram is the epitome of a time-waster Web site, but it can be a calming experience, too. You just sit there, staring at a virtual ocean on the screen, waiting for a bottle to float by. Once one does, you can pluck the faux bottle out of the water, uncork it and read the message inside. The writer is anonymous, and the recipient is whoever happens to drop by. Once you read the note, many of which philosophize or request a prayer, you can discard the bottle and get rid of that message forever or add your comments to the original message (or leave it blank) and toss it back in for another random person to find. You can, of course, originate a message, too. The site has delivered nearly 3.6 million messages in a bottle.

Real sample: "I spy with my little eye something blue," the original message said.

One of 10 replies: "My mood?"

I tossed the bottle back without a reply.


Here's your chance to get back at the annoying people who work in the cubicles nearby. Tell them how you really feel - only don't be too specific, or they'll know who the whiner is. The Annoying Coworker will get your e-mail, but you'll remain anonymous. Ingenious.

Real sample: "Please stop burping and farting in the office. I don't find it cute - it's annoying, especially when I'm on the phone. You are a grown woman."


Secret Admirer is the modern equivalent of passing notes in school but so much more clever. If you have a crush on someone but are too shy to make it known, you go to the Web site and enter the person's e-mail address. Your crush gets an e-mail letting him or her know of the secret admiration and an invitation to visit the site and send a secret-admirer message of his or her own. If your e-mail address is entered as the recipient, the site recognizes the match. "We'll automatically e-mail you both the good news, in the form of a match message," the site explains. "The match message will reveal your identities to each other, and inform you both that your feelings are mutual." How sweet.

Real sample: "Subject: You Have a Secret Admirer (this isn't junk mail)."


Fun and games are nice, but maybe you want to remain anonymous for a more serious reason, such as online privacy or to avoid inviting spam by publicizing your e-mail address. That's where e-mail anonymizers or remailers come in handy. The Electronic Privacy Information Center's Online Guide to Practical Privacy Tools contains a variety of links to find out how to send all of your e-mail anonymously, including Andre Bacard's Anonymous Remailer FAQ (www.andrebacard.com/remail.html). Go ahead and try it - I can keep a secret.

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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.

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