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SITE OF THE DAY ARCHIVE
"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
Infoplease: 2006 Year in Review
Top 2006 events for the nation and the world. Related site: MSNBC: Happiest Stories of 2006 / Refdesk: 2006 Year in Review.
ConsumerAffairs.com: Top Ten Scams of 2006
Scams continued to be big business for criminals in 2006 and relatively risk-free as law enforcement appeared unable to keep up. As a result, consumers increasingly were at the mercy of scammers who use cunning, audacity and emerging technology to stay one step ahead of both their victims and the law. The solution? Keep your wits about you, be skeptical and remember, trite though it may be, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
MSNBC: Wonderful World
One of the most popular new features on MSNBC.com is Wonderful World. In this section you will find uplifting, happy stories and videos from the U.S. and abroad, tales of rescues and heroism; cute stories about kids and animals; and heartwarming acts of generosity that demonstrate the best of the human spirit.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Discover the cosmos. Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured by this NASA web site, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
How Products Are Made
How Products Are Made explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery. The site provides step by step descriptions of the assembly and the manufacturing process (complemented with illustrations and diagrams) Each product also has related information such as the background, how the item works, who invented the product, raw materials that were used, product applications, by-products that are generated, possible future developments, quality control procedures, etc.
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.
Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1% - 3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever. Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family's history, need to prove a veteran's military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you.
GasBuddy.com can help you find cheap gas prices in your city. It is comprised of 170 gas price information web sites that help consumers find low gasoline prices. All web sites are operated by GasBuddy. GasBuddy has the most comprehensive listings of gas prices anywhere by far. Related site: A Primer on Gasoline Prices.
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Fact sheets, FAQs, statistics, policy papers, and other documents and information about suicide prevention. Related site: Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
Weight-control Information Network
The Weight-control Information Network provides the general public, health professionals, the media, and Congress with up-to-date, science-based information on weight control, obesity, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.
Body Mass Index
BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It is a number that shows body weight adjusted for height. BMI can be calculated with simple math using inches and pounds, or meters and kilograms. For adults aged 20 years or older, BMI falls into one of these categories: underweight, normal, overweight, or obese.
TVs Decision Guide
Not sure where to start? A lot has changed in the past few years, and you have more choices than ever. This step-by-step guide by Consumer Reports contains the essential information you need to find the TV that best suits your preferences and your budget.
This site explains the latest research on the planet, from human biology to the animal world and the forces of nature.
Yahoo! Audio Search
Find audio files from across the Web including music, podcasts, interviews and more.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
On January 15, 2007, United States citizens will celebrate a national holiday commemorating the life and achievements of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This InfoPlease site presents a biography, timeline, quotes and other resources on Dr. King. Related sites: The King Center / The Stanford MLK Research and Education Institute.
MyMoney.gov is the U.S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. Whether you are planning to buy a home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k, the resources on MyMoney.gov can help you do it better. Throughout the site, you will find important information from 20 federal agencies government wide.
U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Welcome to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's (BEP) web site. We are the largest producers of security documents in the United States. The BEP prints billions of Federal Reserve Notes for delivery to the Federal Reserve System each year (the BEP does not produce coins - all coinage is produced by the United States Mint). These notes are produced at our facilities in Washington, D.C. and Ft. Worth, Texas.
Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs
Award winning photographs presented by the Newseum, the interactive museum of news.
Non-profit guides are free web-based grant-writing tools for non-profit organizations, charitable, educational, public organizations, and other community-minded groups. These guides are designed to assist established non-profits through the grant-writing process.
OYEZ: U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia
Multimedia database with abstracts of key constitutional cases, digital audio of oral arguments, and more. Related sites: Official Site Supreme Court of the U.S. / Appellate.net.
Welcome to LibrarySpot.com, a free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information.
HowStuffWorks is an online publishing company widely recognized as a leading source for clear, unbiased, reliable explanations of how everything actually works. With thousands of articles, content features and illustrations populating ten different content channels, HowStuffWorks.com attracts millions of unique visitors each month.
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. Your registration will be effective for five years.
The National Library of Medicine's authoritative and current database of health information for consumers and health professionals. Coverage includes conditions and diseases, drug information, dictionaries, physician and healthcare directories, and links to other medical resources.
Search over 25,000 of the greatest lives, past and present.
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.
HomeworkSpot.com is a free homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites together with engaging editorial in one high-utility, educational spot.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a map is worth ten thousand. This is not like any atlas you remember. Maps of America are what you'll find and make on nationalatlas.gov. Maps of innovation and vision that illustrate our changing Nation. Maps that capture and depict the patterns, conditions, and trends of American life. This is nationalatlas.gov, and it shows us where we are. It allows you to use your imagination and, by probing and questioning, to choose the facts that fit your needs as you explore the American story.
To help us think, talk and teach about the rights and responsibilities of citizens in our democracy, we invite you to explore 100 milestone documents of American history. These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to 'form a more perfect union.'
Home Energy Saver
The Home Energy Saver is designed to help consumers identify the best ways to save energy in their homes, and find the resources to make the savings happen. The Home Energy Saver was the first Internet-based tool for calculating energy use in residential buildings.
Overweight and Obesity
During the past 20 years, obesity among adults has risen significantly in the United States. The latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics show that 30 percent of U.S. adults 20 years of age and older - over 60 million people - are obese. This increase is not limited to adults. The percentage of young people who are overweight has more than tripled since 1980. Among children and teens aged 6–19 years, 16 percent (over 9 million young people) are considered overweight.
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