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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
Medicare Hospital Compare Quality of Care
"Compare hospitals quality of care survey ratings from patients with certain medical conditions or surgical procedures and find them by location, address, mapping, directions and contact information. A U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services website."
Mayo Clinic: First-Aid Guide
"Learn how to give first aid in emergency situations; more than 50 topics covered. This is a Mayo Clinic web resource."
"National Geographic provides free maps, photos, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment, cultures, history, world music, and travel."
"The largest collection of interior design and decorating ideas on the Internet, including kitchens and bathrooms. Over 60,000 inspiring photos and 90,000 idea books from top designers around the world. Remodeling and decorating ideas and inspiration for designing your kitchen, bath, patio and more. Find architects, interior designers and home improvement contractors."
"Find the best library and reference resources at LibrarySpot.com, including top dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, maps, quotations and much more."
"Purchase name brands at clearance prices at Overstock.com! Buy discounted name brand Bedding, Furniture, Jewelry, Watches, Electronics, Clothing, Books, Movies, and Music for the lowest prices every day."
"Smart, practical personal finance advice about your retirement, investing, savings, career and real estate. Keep up to date on the latest economic news that actually means something to you."
eHow: How To Do Just About Everything
"Learn how to do just about everything at eHow, the world's most popular place to find How To instructions. New on eHow: Publish your own articles and How To videos. It's easy and it's free!
"Traveling to the stars has never been easier. To help you explore the far reaches of our universe, we have teamed up with astronomers at some of the largest observatories in the world to bring you a new view of the sky. Using Google Maps this tool provides an exciting way to browse and explore the universe. You can find the positions of the planets and constellations on the sky and even watching the birth of distant galaxies as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope."
"Mayo Clinic offers award-winning medical and health information and tools for healthy living." More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise to empower you to manage your health."
"Bing is a search engine that finds and organizes the answers you need so you can make faster, more informed decisions."
Bloomberg: U.S. Consumer Confidence Drops to Three-Decade Low Amid Economic Headwinds
"Confidence among U.S. consumers plunged in August to the lowest level since May 1980, adding to concern that weak employment gains and volatility in the stock market will prompt households to retrench. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment slumped to 54.9 from 63.7 the prior month." Full Report >>
USA.gov: Data and Statistics
"USA.gov: Data and Statistics -- Research statistics on children and families, crime and justice, economic indicators, and more."
U.S. Census Bureau: 2010 Census Data
"The Census Bureau is your trusted source of quality data about our nation and our economy like the 2010 Census Apportionment and Population counts."
Guinness World Records
"Official site of Guinness World Records, the ultimate authority on record-breaking achievement, providing information about superlative facts and feats as well as record processing application for all those who want to set or break a Guinness World Record."
Life Magazine: 2010 Pictures of the Year
"Every year is made up of countless moments that humble us, terrify us, sadden us. Moments that make us laugh, cringe, shake our heads in disbelief. Around the globe -- and beneath the seas, and out in space -- photographers strive to capture those moments, to tell us something about the world and the times we live in. This gallery presents the photos that did just that over the past year: here, the very best pictures of 2010."
Library of Congress: Everyday Mysteries
"Did you ever wonder why a camel has a hump? If you can really tell the weather by listening to the chirp of a cricket? Or why our joints make popping sounds? These questions deal with everyday phenomena that we often take for granted, but each can be explained scientifically."
"Searchable and browsable database of quotations with author and subject indexes. Quotes from famous political leaders, authors, and literature. Literary, inspirational, and humorous quotations."
"YourDictionary is a free online dictionary that offers definition search from Webster's dictionary for word meanings and thesaurus. Use this dictionary search as a crossword or scrabble dictionary. Also find legal dictionary, technical words, glossary, foreign language translation, medical dictionary, and rhyming dictionary lists."
Library of Congress: Ask a Librarian
"Ask a librarian: An online reference service from the Library of Congress that allows researchers to submit reference questions to Library of Congress reading rooms and receive expert research assistance."
"Science.gov searches over 45 databases and over 2000 selected websites from 14 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results."
Kids Count 2011: Child Poverty in US Increased 18 pct in 9 Years
"The child poverty rate is up 18 percent since 2000, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2011 Kids Count Study. The study ranks Louisiana and Mississippi as the worst states in terms of kids' and teens' education, economic standing, and birth and death rates."
CDC: Physical Activity for Everyone: Guidelines for Adults
"How much physical activity do adults need? Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, you need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve your health-aerobic and muscle-strengthening."
Pew Research Center: The States of Marriage and Divorce
"Marriage, divorce and remarriage rates vary significantly among states as do average education and income levels. Analysis of new Census data reveals some interesting patterns. A Pew Research Center report."
"Search the Family History Library's genealogy database, which contains millions of names from thousands of family trees. A project of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints."
"FactCheck.org monitors the accuracy of claims by politicians, political ads and chain e-mails. We cut through the spin and tell you what is true and what is false."
National Do Not Call Registry
"The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free."
"Hubble is one of NASA's most successful and long-lasting science missions. It has beamed hundreds of thousands of images back to Earth, shedding light on many of the great mysteries of astronomy. Its gaze has helped determine the age of the universe, the identity of quasars, and the existence of dark energy."
"Over 1 million properties - including pre-foreclosure, bank foreclosures, for sale by owner (FSBO), foreclosed homes via auction, new homes and MLS listings!"
Mayo Clinic: Depression Self-assessment
"Take this depression self-assessment to see whether you have symptoms of depression. A Mayo Clinic website."
Google Family Safety Center
"We know how important it is to protect and educate young people on using the Internet and want to provide all of our users with a safe experience."
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