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12/1/08   Arts & Letters Daily
   News, reviews, latest trends, breakthroughs, disputes, and gossip in arts and culture. New material is added to Arts & Letters Daily six days a week.
12/2/08   PubMed
   PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.
12/3/08   Fast Food Calorie Counter
   How does your meal add up? Use this Washington Post fast food calorie counter to calculate the calories and fat you consume when eating at fast-food restaurants.
12/4/08   Daily Fuel Gauge Report
   AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report is updated each day and is the most comprehensive retail gasoline survey available. Everyday up to 85,000 self-serve stations are surveyed.
12/5/08   Consumer Action Handbook
   This everyday guide to being a smart shopper is hot off the press and chocked full of helpful tips about buying a car or home, preventing identity theft, understanding credit,filing a consumer complaint, and much more.
12/6/08   DIY Home Improvement Information
   DoItYourself.com is the leading independent home improvement and home repair website. It has been repeatedly honored among the Best on the Web, and was named 'One of the Top 50 Sites in the World' by Time Magazine. In addition to its extraordinarily broad list of topics, it operates the most active home improvement forums on the Internet, enabling consumers to get personalized advice from professionals in over 100 subjects.
12/7/08   Federal Citizen Information Center
   For over 35 years, the Federal Citizen Information Center has been a trusted one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services.
12/8/08   Ten Universities Offering Free Writing Courses Online
   Whether you are currently writing professionally or are looking to break into the field, formal writing courses can help you to hone your skills. If you don't have the money or the time for campus-based courses, there are plenty of universities offering free writing courses online.
12/9/08   IMB Live Piracy Map 2008
   This map shows all the piracy and armed robbery incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre during 2008. If exact coordinates are not provided, estimated positions are shown based on information provided. Zoom-in and click on the pointers to view more information of an individual attack. Pointers may be superimposed on each other. Related site: Weekly Piracy Report.
12/10/08   A Consumer's Guide to ID Theft Awareness and Avoidance
   The FTC estimates that as many as nine million Americans have their identities stolen each year, so chances are high that you or someone you know has fallen victim to what has become one of America's fastest-growing crimes. While there are no guarantees as far as prevention, there are certain steps every consumer can and should be taking - before and after the fact - to greatly reduce their potential risk.
12/11/08   Stateline.org
   This Web site, staffed entirely by professional journalists, was originally envisioned primarily as a resource for newsmen and newswomen who cover state government. Readership includes thousands of state officials, students of state government and ordinary citizens who want to keep track of what's going on in their state capitol and in other states throughout the country. Stateline.org is an independent element of the Pew Research Center and is based in Washington, DC.
12/12/08   Yahoo! Buzz
   Yahoo! Buzz features the most popular stories right now, determined by people around the Web. A story's Buzz Score is based on your votes, searches, emails, and more.
12/13/08   Healthfinder: Your Guide to Reliable Health Information
   Healthfinder is a free portal to reliable health information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The site provides an easy-to-use, searchable index of carefully reviewed health information from over 1,500 government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities.
12/14/08   Encyclopedia Smithsonian: The Smithsonian from A to Z
   "Welcome to the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo. Visit the Smithsonian in person or online and you will see why it represents for so many the treasured icons of our past, the vibrant art of the present, and the scientific promise of the future."
12/15/08   Bridge Tracker: Check the Safety of Bridges You Cross
   Interactive map by msnbc.com lets you enter a driving route and look at the status of the bridges you'll cross. This map shows the condition and inspection dates for more than 100,000 bridges in the U.S. that are crossed by at least 10,000 vehicles per day. The records come from the latest National Bridge Inventory, as analyzed by msnbc.com. Inspections through 2006 are included.
12/16/08   Get Ready for Digital TV
   Tips to prepare you for the switch to digital television and how to get a coupon for a converter box in February 2009. This site is produced by AARP.org.
12/17/08   Your Photo in National Geographic
   Take your best shot and send it to us. Submit a favorite photo of your own for possible publication in National Geographic. Come back daily to see the editors' selection of photographs in the Daily Dozen. Solve a puzzle, download wallpaper, and vote for your favorite.
12/18/08   Today's Front Pages
   The Newseum displays these daily newspaper front pages in their original, unedited form. Some front pages may contain material that is objectionable to some visitors. Viewer discretion is advised.
12/19/08   Conversations with History
   In these lively and unedited video interviews, distinguished men and women from all over the world talk about their lives and their work. Guests include diplomats, statesmen, and soldiers; economists and political analysts; scientists and historians; writers and foreign correspondents; activists and artists. The interviews span the globe and include discussion of political, economic, military, legal, cultural, and social issues shaping our world. At the heart of each interview is a focus on individuals and ideas that make a difference.
12/20/08   Exploratorium
   The Exploratorium: a hands-on museum of science, art, and human perception in San Francisco. This site provides interactive online exhibits and exhibitions, activities, Webcasts, and more.
12/21/08   Solar System Exploration
   The Solar System Exploration Home Page is part of NASA's Office of Space Science and describes NASA's program to explore the solar system.
12/22/08   Illinois Has Long Legacy of Public Corruption
   At least 79 elected officials in Illinois have been convicted of wrongdoing since 1972. Special report prepared by MSNBC. Related sites: Chicago Sun-Times: Gov. Rod Blagojevich | Illinois Issues.
12/23/08   AP: Top Ten Stories 2008
   The epic election that made Barack Obama the first African-American president was the top news story of 2008 - followed closely by the economic meltdown that will test his leadership, according to U.S. editors and news directors voting in The Associated Press' annual poll.
12/24/08   How Christmas Works
   For hundreds of millions of people around the world, Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year. Have you ever wondered where traditions like Santa Claus come from? Find out at this How Stuff Works site.

Related sites: How Hanukkah Works / How Kwanzaa Works.

12/25/08   How Christmas Works
   For hundreds of millions of people around the world, Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year. Have you ever wondered where traditions like Santa Claus come from? Find out at this How Stuff Works site.

Related sites: How Hanukkah Works / How Kwanzaa Works.

12/26/08   Millions of older Americans use risky drug combos
   At least 2 million older Americans are taking a combination of drugs or supplements that can be a risky mix - from blood thinners and cholesterol pills to aspirin and ginkgo capsules - a new study warns. Among older men, the numbers are particularly alarming - one in 10 are taking potentially harmful combinations, according to the study. Related sites: Get Your 60 Second Medication Check / The Institute For Safe Medication Practices.
12/27/08   Science.Gov: U.S. Government Science Portal
   Science.gov is a gateway to over 50 million pages of authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results.
12/28/08   FastWeb: Matching students to scholarships
   FastWeb, the Internet's leading scholarship search service, helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college, and finding jobs and internships. And it's all free. Recommended by more than 15,000 high schools and 3,500 colleges, FastWeb is the most trusted online college resource. Last year, one out of three college-bound high school seniors used the site, and more than 28 million students have created FastWeb accounts since launching in 1995.
12/29/08   FedMoney.org: Guide to U. S. Government Grants/Loans Benefiting Students
   FedMoney.org is the most comprehensive FREE full-text online resource on all U.S. government grants and student financial aid programs. Here you will find detailed and up-to-date information about (1) who can apply, (2) how to apply, (3) full contact info, and much more... for over 130 government grants and loans (scholarships, fellowships, traineeships) related to education.
12/30/08   Year in Review 2008
   Top stories and 'Best of 2008' selections from a variety of Internet web sites and resources.
12/31/08   Popular New Year's Resolutions
   Suggestions from USA.gov, the official home page for the U.S. government. Drink less alcohol, get fit, quit smoking, volunteer to help others, etc. Each suggestion has links to related government sites. Related site: Official Website of Times Square.

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