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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
Wired: Science News
"Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and culture at Wired.com."
TED Talk: Why Do We Sleep?
"Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives. In this talk, Foster shares three popular theories about why we sleep, busts some myths about how much sleep we need at different ages - and hints at some bold new uses of sleep as a predictor of mental health."
"A trusted source for federal statistical information since 1997. FedStats supports a community of practice for over 100 agencies engaged in the production and dissemination of official federal statistics, and provides the public with a showcase of information, tools and news related to official Federal statistics."
NIH: Calculate Your Body Mass Index
"Calculate Your Body Mass Index. Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women."
U.S. Debt Clock
"Continuously Updated U.S. National Debt Clock Real Time US Debt Clock, Mortgage Calculator, Loan Calculator, and more."
"Take free online classes from 120+ top universities and educational organizations. We partner with schools like Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and others to offer courses in dozens of topics, from computer science to teaching and beyond. Whether you are pursuing a passion or looking to advance your career, Coursera provides open, free education for everyone."
Food Safety News
"Food Safety News is a daily news source for information about food recalls, food-borne illness outbreaks, food science, technology, food policy and more. Read Food Safety News to be in the know about food safety."
GasBuddy.com: Gas Prices
"Now you can see what gas prices are around the country at a glance. Areas are color coded according to their price for the average price for regular unleaded gasoline."
"GCFLearnFree - The freedom to learn what you want, when you want, absolutely free! Check out our Everyday Life, Basic Math, and Computer Training today!"
"Power Thesaurus is a fast, comprehensive and easy-to-follow online thesaurus for writers, journalists, students and teachers."
NASA: Earth Observatory: Image of the Day
"The Earth Observatory's mission is to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about climate and the environment that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and climate models."
"Merriam-Webster provides a free online dictionary, thesaurus, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and other English language resources."
CollegeBoard: SAT Practice
"Get ready for the SAT with official sample questions, a full-length practice test, study tips, and new video tutorials from Khan Academy."
U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Valentine's Day 2016: Feb. 14
"In A.D. 496, Pope Gelasius I declared Feb. 14 as Valentine Day. Esther Howland, a native of Massachusetts, is given credit for selling the first mass-produced valentine cards in the 1840s. The spirit continues today with even young children exchanging valentine's cards with their fellow classmates."
"Sharpen your brain with daily games and puzzles. AARP.org has new free games online, such as Sudoku, Crosswords, Solitaire, Backgammon, Skeeball, Word games and more! Register on AARP.org and compete against others to find out if you're a Top Gamer."
"Welcome to Radio-Locator.com, the most comprehensive radio station search engine on the internet. We have links to over 14,000 radio stations' web pages and over 9100 stations' audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world."
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology: All About Birds
"Use our Bird Guide to identify birds, learn about the life history, listen to the sounds, and watch bird behavior on video- the most comprehensive guide to North American birds."
HealthLine: Body Maps
"Learn about human anatomy, including organs, facts, and more with Human Body Maps, a free interactive tool. Explore 3D models of all human body systems."
"At Ars Technica - the name is Latin-derived for the "art of technology" - we specialize in news and reviews, analysis of technology trends, and expert advice on topics ranging from the most fundamental aspects of technology to the many ways technology is helping us discover our world."
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Collections
"The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded on April 13, 1870, to be located in the City of New York, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining in said city a Museum and library of art, of encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts, and the application of arts to manufacture and practical life, of advancing the general knowledge of kindred subjects, and, to that end, of furnishing popular instruction."
Kodak Moment: Picture of the Day
"Check out Kodak's daily Picture of the Day and read it's story at Kodak Moment of the Day."
"Free Thesaurus is a comprehensive online thesaurus of synonyms, antonyms, and related words. The thesaurus contains more than 145,800 unique entries from three top sources: Collins Thesaurus of the English Language - Complete and Unabridged, The American Heritage Roget's Thesaurus, and WordNet. Search words or phrases to find synonyms, antonyms, and related words, all distinguished by color and grouped by meaning. Filter by part of speech to show only the results you want to see. Quickly find the synonyms for hundreds of thousands of words with Free Thesaurus."
Bureau of Justice Statistics
"Statistics about - Crime and victims, Drugs and crime, Criminal offenders, The justice system in the United States, Law enforcement, Prosecution, Courts and sentencing, Corrections, Justice expenditure and employment."
Yahoo News: Photos of the Day
"Covering photojournalism with photo galleries from breaking news and events around the world, hand-curated by the Yahoo News photo editors."
History.com: The U.S. Constitution
"Find out more about the history of The U.S. Constitution, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on History.com."
OneLook Dictionary Search
"Think of this web site as a search engine for words and phrases: If you have a word for which you'd like a definition or translation, we'll quickly shuttle you to the web-based dictionaries that define or translate that word. If you don't know the right word to use, we'll help you find it. No word is too obscure: More than 19 million words in more than 1000 online dictionaries are indexed by the OneLook search engine."
Indeed: One Search, All Jobs
"Click here to find millions of jobs from thousands of company web sites, job boards and newspapers. one search. all jobs."
"EarthCam is the leading network of live webcams and offers the most comprehensive search engine of internet cameras from around the world. EarthCam also creates and produces live webcasts in addition to providing complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming video camera systems for its consumers and corporate clients."
"Wikiquote is a free online compendium of sourced quotations from notable people and creative works in every language, translations of non-English quotes, and links to Wikipedia for further information."
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