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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

It's free!

By Randy A. Salas


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) If the best things in life are free, these websites have a good thing going. They're all concerned with getting something for nothing.

www.giveawayoftheday.com

The new site Giveaway of the Day makes software available for free. These are not trial computer programs that must later be bought, or shareware or freeware. They are actual licensed programs that usually cost $10 to $40. But on the one day they are featured on Giveaway of the Day, they are completely free. You just have to download, install and activate the program within its designated 24-hour period to get it for free. Directions are included on the download page, and many users post their experiences in follow-up comments if you're not clear on how to do it or have questions. So far, there haven't been any huge name-brand programs listed -- although the site says it plans to make more-well-known titles available -- but useful applications have been offered for doing things such as reducing red-eye in photos, organizing your address book and recovering data from recorded CDs.

www.freecycle.org

Freecycle is about giving, not just getting. If you have, say, an old microwave oven that you no longer want, you list it in your local Freecycle online community to see if someone else wants it. The idea is to keep perfectly usable items from being thrown away and adding to landfills. "Think globally -- recycle locally," the site says. Check the Freecycle directory to see if your community participates. You can find the Minneapolis group, which has more than 10,000 members, at groups.yahoo.com/group/freecycleMpls.

freebies.about.com

There are many sites that list free stuff on the Internet. Avoid them. The only one you need is Lee Seats' Freebies section at About.com. "I have been hooked on Internet freebies since the first day I started surfing the Net," he says. His regular updates of things you can get for free -- hair-care samples, a milkshake at Fuddruckers, 200,000 MP3 files -- show his savvy in finding cool stuff. Not only does he fully describe the offer -- having tried it himself, usually -- but he also notes the risks of capitalizing on it. For example, to get the free shake at Fuddruckers, you have to provide your e-mail address. But he notes that the company promises not to share your information and allows you to unsubscribe. He also advocates not using your primary e-mail address for offers. "I promise to provide only offers I believe to be legitimate and worth your time to request," he says. (Just avoid the category "Freebies Offers," on the left side of the home page. It's advertising from About.com that is not related to Seats' editorial picks.)

www.the39dollarexperiment.com

Tom Locke is the Internet's virtual poster boy for getting things for free. It actually cost him $39 to do it -- really $52, but he's counting only the cost of stamps. His witty account of how he sent 100 letters to 100 companies to see what they would send him for free has become a hit on the Web. "Please send me free samples of any and every single gum flavor you have and can send me," he wrote to Wrigley's. "I love gum more than I can put into words. Remember that girl from 'Willy Wonka,' always chewing gum? I put that girl to shame." Wrigley replied by telling Locke to buy his own gum. For his efforts, he ended up with about $273 worth of stuff, from lip balm to dog chews to loads of coupons. The $39 Experiment ended in May. But wait -- there's more. In a recent update, Locke indicated that he plans to try it again and has created a website for Another $39 Experiment (www.another39 dollarexperiment.com). "I can't give you any specifics at this point, because I don't have any," he says. What did you expect for free?

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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:

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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