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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
NBC News: 2014 New Year's Celebrations Around the World
"A massive, exuberant crowd of revelers from all over the world packed New York City streets to watch the crystal-covered ball in Times Square descend in a celebration of 2014's arrival, capping off a global wave of festivities that also included a record-breaking fireworks display in Dubai and edibles falling from the sky in London."
HowStuffWorks: 2013's Biggest Tech Moments
"The year 2013 had many big moments in tech, from Google Glass to 3-D printing to drones buzzing overhead. Read about 2013's 10 biggest tech moments as selected by HowStuffWorks."
Google Cultural Institute
"With a team of dedicated engineers, Google is building tools that make it simple to tell the stories of our diverse cultural heritage and make them accessible worldwide."
Pixir.com: Photo Editor Online
"Pixlr is a free online photo editor. Edit, adjust and filter your images. No registration jump right in!"
Can I Stream It?
"CanIStream.It is a free service created by Urban Pixels that allows you to search across the most popular streaming, rental, and purchase services to find where a movie is available. If the movie you're looking for is not available, just sign-up, set a reminder and voila we will shoot you an email when your chosen service makes the movie available. It's simple and fast."
"MapTv provides real-time weather maps from across the globe. Check an area's radar, cloud coverage, current temperatures, weather advisories, storm warnings and much more."
"Take free online classes from 80+ top universities and organizations. Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company partnering with Stanford University, Yale University, Princeton University and others around the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We believe in connecting people to a great education so that anyone around the world can learn without limits."
AccountKiller.com: How to Easily Delete Your Online Accounts
"Do you care about your personal data? We provide instructions to remove your account or public profile on most popular websites, including Skype, Facebook, Windows Live, Hotmail / Live, Twitter, MSN / Messenger, Google and many more. Want to create an account somewhere? Check our Blacklist first to see if it's even possible to remove your profile!"
Digital Public Library of America
"The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America's heritage, to the efforts and data of science."
Mayo Clinic: Diseases and Conditions
"More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise to empower you to manage your health."
"Links to on-line Smithsonian Resources from Art to Zoology. Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities."
MedHelp: Health and Wellness Tools
"MedHelp's Health Tools are designed to help users manage their personal health. These interactive applications allow individuals to assess and track health progress in order to maintain or improve health."
Bookish: Book Recommendations
"Try our personalized book recommendation engine. Discover your next book through your favorite author. Or check out one of our essential reading lists featuring the best books of all time from various genres. Find your next book at Bookish.com."
"British Pathe, the world's leading multimedia resource with a history stretching back over a century. The finest and most comprehensive archive of fabulous footage and stunning stills."
"An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us - energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US." Related site: Earth Wind Map.
National Geographic Photo of the Day
"See a new picture every day from National Geographic, and download free wallpaper."
"We are a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students."
History.com: Ancient History
"From the Greeks and Romans to the Aztecs and the Mayas, today's civilizations owe an immense debt to the powerful empires and mighty cities of antiquity."
Gallup.com: Well-Being News
"Health and Well-Being Index news and data from Gallup.com, including daily and monthly health and well-being data. Key data on exercise, flu, chronic disease, workplace wellness, and community health."
NAUPA: Locate Unclaimed Money
"The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Association of State Treasurers and the Council of State Governments. Search for and claim forgotten money that may be due you from the official government agencies. Go directly to a government unclaimed property program by clicking on a state, territory, or province from the map provided. You should search in every state where you have lived. Common forms of unclaimed property include savings and checking accounts, stocks, dividends, uncashed payroll checks, life insurance policies and premium refunds, utility security deposits, mineral royalties, and contents of safe deposit boxes."
Speedtest.net: The Global Broadband Speed Test
"Test your Internet connection bandwidth to locations around the world with this interactive broadband speed test."
Simply Hired: Job Search Made Simple
"Search millions of job listings from across the web. Find local jobs, salary comparisons, and employment trends at Simply Hired. New jobs added daily."
The Smoking Gun
"The Smoking Gun brings you exclusive documents--cool, confidential, quirky--that can't be found elsewhere on the Web. Using material obtained from government and law enforcement sources, via Freedom of Information requests, and from court files nationwide, we guarantee everything here is 100% authentic."
Library of Congress: Today in History
"Each day an event from American history is illustrated by digitized items from the Library of Congress American Memory historic collections."
Free Daily Printable Crossword Puzzles
"These are our 7 seven printable crossword puzzles for today. Remember, they're updated daily so don't forget to check back regularly! You might want to bookmark this page. New puzzles will be added in a few hours!"
Discover and share books you love on Goodreads, the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations!"
Chandra: Photo Album
"Information about the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which was launched on July 23, 1999, its mission and goals, and the people who built it. Discover the images of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Dive into the wonder of everything from Black Holes to X-ray Binaries."
HowStuffWorks: 5 Everyday Things You Can Do to Keep Your Computer Healthy
"In this article, we'll look at the best ways to keep your machine working smoothly and quickly without breaking your budget -- or causing more problems as you learn."
U.S. National Debt Clock: Real Time
"Continuously Updated US National Debt Clock in Real Time. Site offers a Mortgage Calculator, Loan Calculator and more."
The Book Seer
"The Book Seer is a little web application we built for recommending books. It takes the last book you read, and searches a number of other sites - Amazon, LibraryThing and BookArmy - to offer a suggested list of books to read next. Read a great book and wondering what to read next? Ask the famous Book Seer."
JiWire: Wi-Fi Finder
"Search JiWire's registry of 818,193 free and pay Wi-Fi locations in 145 countries. Click on the map below to get started, or click here for more search options."
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