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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

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By Randy A. Salas


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) It's time to wade through all the e-mails and see what readers have on their minds. Recent missives have included questions about creating maps, touring colleges and saving art, and more suggestions for high-definition television and holiday-shopping.

A map quest

Are you aware of any software or websites that allow a person to locate multiple addresses on a map? I am looking for a way to display a Minnesota map including the location of 50 to 60 horse stables in our state. MapQuest or Google can map several locations with travel directions. I am interested in a larger number of locations without the travel information.

TOM TWEETEN, PRESIDENT, MINNESOTA HORSE COUNCIL (WWW.MNHORSECOUNCIL.COM)

You can do that with a Google Maps mash-up, which combines user information with Google's data to create a unique map. The best way to find out how would be to visit the essential blog Google Maps Mania (googlemapsmania.blogspot.com). There you can find cool examples, such as a Starbucks locator or a map of Chicago crime incidents, and details on how to do it yourself (googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/#creation) or to hire someone, such as GMapsDev (www.gmapsdev.com).

Finding colleges

Where can prospective students go on virtual tours of different college campuses in the United States?

MARGARET ROBERSON

The college-planning websites eCampusTours (www.ecampustours.com) and Campus Tours (www.campustours.com) offer virtual tours of U.S. universities.

Saving Pollock

In response to an image that ran with my write-up about www.jacksonpollock.org, where you can create artwork online that mimics the style of Jackson Pollock:

How did you get a screen shot of your masterpiece, anyway? I wasted an hour one day painting, and then I couldn't save it.

BOB OLSEN, FALCON HEIGHTS

There are two easy ways to save an image on your screen: (1) Use the Print Screen button (Shift+ Print Screen on the right side of the keyboard). Then open an imaging program such as Photoshop or Windows Imaging, create a new file, click on Edit and then Paste, and then save the file. (2) Use the free PC program "ScreenPrint32," which you can download at developer Provtech's site (www.provtech.co.uk/download).

More on high-def

Following up on my recent column about online resources for high-definition television, Dan Erickson of Oak Park Heights adds a recommendation for HDTV Twin Cities (www.hdtvtwincities.com) -- "an excellent local website," he says.

More on shopping

Readers continue to write in with suggestions to make online holiday shopping easier -- and cheaper.

Debra Anderson Vogt of Greenfield says her favorite way to save money is to use Ebates (www.ebates.com), a Web portal that offers cash-back rebates (by quarterly check) to shoppers who go through the site to shop at a large selection of online stores. She also recommends the money-saving sites Coupon Cabin (www.couponcabin.com), Flamingo World (www.flamingoworld.com) and Coupon Mountain (www.couponmountain.com).

Robin Walser of Eagan says she uses Style Hive (www.stylehive.com) and Wists (www.wists.com) when she's looking for unique gift ideas.

"Both sites are user-driven; as people search the Internet and find something they feel is interesting, they add it to one of these sites," she says. "This allows people to search for a gift without the constraints of a single website. This also allows me to find gifts from smaller sites or retailers that I wouldn't normally be able to find."

Finally, Betsy Sundquist of Eagan says she has found a book price-search site that she likes better than BookFinder (www.bookfinder.com), which I recommended: Fetch Book (www.fetchbook.info).

"It seems more user-friendly to me," she says, "and I think it searches more sites."

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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:

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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