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"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it."
- Samuel Johnson
DATE SITE OF THE DAY
Find recent recalls of consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, foods, medicines, cosmetics, and environmental products. Also, search for past recalls.
Yahoo! Shine is a new website for women that aims to provide the information most relevant to their daily lives. The site offers nine categories ranging from Fashion & Beauty to Parenting, and will feature content from many of the most popular lifestyles publishers, including Conde Nast Publications and Hearst Corporation.
Arts & Letters Daily
This Website provides daily updates and information on "News, reviews, latest trends, breakthroughs, disputes, and gossip in arts and culture." It provides links to "articles of note," "new Books" and "Essays and Opinion" pieces as related to arts and letters.
Discovery Channel online lets you explore science, history, space, tech, sharks, and more, with videos and news, plus exclusives on your favorite TV shows.
Small Business Administration: Free Online Courses
Available courses are identified by topic. You can learn about the specific courses by clicking, 'About these Courses.' In general, the courses are all self-paced and should take about 30 minutes to complete. Most of the courses require a brief online registration.
All the latest news for the scientific community, including daily news from ScienceNOW and weekly news from Science magazine. Related site: Science Daily.
The March King: John Philip Sousa
An online presentation of selected music manuscripts, photographs, printed music, historical recordings of the Sousa Band, copies of programs and press clippings, and more from the Sousa Collection at the Library of Congress.
This online tool allows users to customize side-by-sides by selecting as many as four candidates for comparison that can then be formatted into a printer-friendly pdf. The tool summarizes positions in four overall categories of access to health care coverage, cost containment, improving the quality of care and financing.
An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion. Paying subscribers get access to state poll results.
Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.
IRS: Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to the Internal Revenue Service's general questions and answers section. Each year we update the answers to reflect the latest changes in tax regulations. These questions and answers came from taxpayers like you. Related sites: IRS Home Page | Economic Stimulus Payment Calculator | Yahoo Tax Center.
eHow: How To Do Just About Everything!
The eHow database of over 100,000 articles can help you. It's the world's most popular place to find clear instructions on how to do just about everything.
POTUS stands for Presidents of the United States. In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.
Enter your birth date into the dMarie Time Capsule and read the top headlines from that day. You can also find the year's most popular songs, the average price for a gallon of milk and celebrities who share your birthday. The time capsule has data for the years 1800 to 2002.
Information Please has been providing authoritative answers to all kinds of factual questions since 1938 - first as a popular radio quiz show, then starting in 1947 as an annual almanac, and since 1998 on the Internet at www.infoplease.com. Many things have changed since 1938, but not our dedication to providing reliable information, in a way that engages and entertains.
The official web site of the National Geographic Society, is designed for educators and students. Featuring easy navigational tools, this is a multimedia database that promotes and provides access to geographic knowledge and brings about awareness of the need to protect the planet's natural resources.
ScienceDaily is one of the Internet's leading online magazines and Web portals devoted to science, technology, and medicine. Your source for the latest research news.
National Weather Service
The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community.
In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, legislative information from the Library of Congress. THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public.
U.S. Postal Service Home Page
Official site of the USPS. "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."
Consistently rated in the Top Five for News, Entertainment, and Information web sites by Media Metrix, www.weather.com features current conditions and forecasts for over 77,000 locations worldwide, along with local and regional radars.
Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free content encyclopedia project. The name Wikipedia is a portmanteau of the words wiki (a type of collaborative website) and encyclopedia. Wikipedia's articles provide links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.
This quiz is provided for entertainment purposes only; it is not an IQ test. This score will not qualify you for Mensa. The questions on the 'Mensa Workout' are biased towards people whose primary language is English. Mensa offers culture-fair testing throughout the world.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
The manifestation of one of the most influential modern educational theories, the 6,900 entries in this major new reference work form the touchstone of what it means to be not only just a literate American but an active citizen in our multicultural democracy.
Babel Fish Translation
Find yourself wishing a website had been written in another language? Type the URL into Babel Fish for an approximate, computer-generated translation. Related site: Google Translate.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
How Your Heart Works
Site by HowStuffWorks. Everyone knows that the heart is a vital organ. We cannot live without our heart. However, when you get right down to it, the heart is just a pump. A complex and important one, yes, but still just a pump. As with all other pumps it can become clogged, break down and need repair. This is why it is critical that we know how the heart works. With a little knowledge about your heart and what is good or bad for it, you can significantly reduce your risk for heart disease.
FindLaw is the highest-trafficked legal Web site, providing the most comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet for legal professionals, corporate counsel, law students, businesses, and consumers. These resources include Web search utilities, cases and codes, legal news, an online career center, and community-oriented tools, such as a secure document management utility, e-mail newsletters, and message boards.
NASA's science mission directorate website with numerous science-related articles, images, and other features.
Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations
The 2,100 entries in this eminently researched collection form the constellation of collected wisdom in American political debate. In fulfilling decades of requests from Members of Congress for citation of quotations, the Library of Congress compiled the most frequently asked questions of the legislature for the edification of every citizen.
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