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- Samuel Johnson

JAN 2016

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1/1/16   Lifehack: 50 New Year's Resolution Ideas And How To Achieve Each Of Them
   "What follows is a list of fifty common New Year's resolutions with a piece of advice and plenty of links to useful articles that deal with the issue in greater detail. If you are looking for effective ways of changing your life for the better, then you'll be sure to find tons of useful information here at Lifehack."
1/2/16   Computer Hope: How Do I Clear My Internet Browser History?
   "As you browse the Internet, everything you view is saved to the cache on your computer. Using cache helps everything load faster because data comes from your hard drive instead of a server in a different part of the world. To conserve hard drive space or keep your browsing private, you can clear or delete the history (cache). Select the your Internet browser from the following list to get started."
1/3/16   Encyclopedia.com
   "Encyclopedia.com - Online dictionary and encyclopedia with pictures, facts, and videos. Get information and homework help with millions of articles in our FREE, online library."
1/4/16   NationMaster
   "NationMaster is where stats come alive! We are a massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from hundreds of sources. Using the forms below, you can get maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease. We want to be the web's one-stop resource for country statistics on everything from obesity to murders."
1/5/16   Google: Translate
   "Google's free online language translation service instantly translates text and web pages. This translator supports 90 languages."
1/6/16   HowStuffWorks: Why the Next Few Years Will Be a Boom Time for the Private Space Race
   "The impressive success of Blue Origin's reusable rocket, and Spacex's own Falcon-9 in December, provided another sign that the commercial space industry seems poised for dramatic growth in the next few years. In what some are calling Space Race 2.0, private businesses will transport passengers as well as cargo and satellites into the cosmos. Feature article by HowStuffWorks.com."
1/7/16   FamilyDoctor.org
   "Health information and resources about illnesses, conditions, and diseases provided by the organization of American Academy of Family Physicians."
1/8/16   US Dept of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics
   "The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics."
1/9/16   Common Errors in English Usage
   "The concept of language errors is a fuzzy one. I'll leave to linguists the technical definitions. Here we're concerned only with deviations from the standard use of English as judged by sophisticated users such as professional writers, editors, teachers, and literate executives and personnel officers. The aim of this site is to help you avoid low grades, lost employment opportunities, lost business, and titters of amusement at the way you write or speak."
1/10/16   WordReference.com
   "Free online dictionaries - Spanish, French, Italian, German and more. Conjugations, audio pronunciations and forums for your questions."
1/11/16   Business News Daily
   "Get today's business news and learn about the trends that are affecting small business. Also, sign up for our free business newsletter."
1/12/16   HowStuffWorks: How the Apple Watch Works
   "The Watch will work in conjunction with iPhone 5 or later, and although it can perform at least one limited function away from the phone, the iPhone is necessary for it to work and be of any real use. The Apple Watch incorporates innovations in hardware, software and user interface (UI) design so that you can interact with it through sight, touch and sound."
1/13/16   10 Minute Mail
   "Temporary disposable e-mail service to beat spam. Avoid spam with a free secure e-mail address."
1/14/16   The Why Files: The Science Behind the News
   "The Why Files was created at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under the auspices of National Institute for Science Education with support from the National Science Foundation. It is currently funded through the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Each week, we bring you a new story on the science behind the news."
1/15/16   camelcamelcamel
   "camelcamelcamel: Amazon price tracker, Amazon price history charts, price watches, and price drop alerts."
1/16/16   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."
1/17/16   CrimeReports
   "Incident data is available for the past six months. Using the controls below, you may choose to display up to 30 consecutive days worth of data within those six months."
1/18/16   Pew Research Center: Parenting in America
   "A new Pew Research Center survey conducted Sept. 15-Oct. 13, 2015, among 1,807 U.S. parents with children younger than 18 finds that for lower-income parents, financial instability can limit their children's access to a safe environment and to the kinds of enrichment activities that affluent parents may take for granted. There are deep divisions among U.S. parents today rooted in economic well-being. Parents' outlooks, worries and aspirations for their children are strongly linked to financial circumstances."
1/19/16   Interactive Constitution of the USA
   "On this site, constitutional experts interact with each other to explore the Constitution's history and what it means today. For each provision of the Constitution, scholars of different perspectives discuss what they agree upon, and what they disagree about. These experts were selected with the guidance of leaders of two prominent constitutional law organizations: The American Constitution Society and The Federalist Society. This project is sponsored by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation."
1/20/16   USA.gov: Contact Public Officials
   "Government Agencies and Elected Officials. Find contact information for federal, state, local, or tribal governments and elected officials."
1/21/16   eHow: How to Clean Anything
   "How to Clean Anything. Cleanliness is said to be one of the top rungs on the ladder going to heaven. Even if you are unsure how to clean or what do first when it comes to house cleaning, there is a trick to being a good housekeeper. You don't have to be a household tips queen like Heloise to learn to clean anything and have a clean house."
1/22/16   USGS: Earthquake Map
   "The maps and lists show events which have been located by the USGS and contributing agencies within the last 30 days. They should not be considered to be complete lists of all events in the US and adjacent areas and especially should not be considered to be complete lists of all events M4.5+ in the world. In most cases, we locate and report on earthquakes worldwide of magnitude 5.0 and larger in 30 minutes or less. Additionally, we locate and report on earthquakes magnitude 4.0 and larger within the contiguous US and populated regions of Alaska within 30 minutes. Earthquakes of magnitude 2.0 or greater within the US and populated regions of Alaska are often rapidly reported if they occur within the region of a contributing local seismic network."
1/23/16   HomeAway: Vacation Rentals, Beach Houses, Cabins and More
   "Find and book your perfect vacation rental with HomeAway. Rent everything from cabins, condos and castles to villas, barns or farm houses."
1/24/16   NYT: The Well Quiz: Can You Read People's Emotions?
   "If you are among those people who are mystified by moods, new research offers hope. A new study shows that certain types of reading can actually help us improve our sensitivity IQ. To find out how well you read the emotions of others, take the Well quiz, which is based on an assessment tool developed by University of Cambridge professor Simon Baron-Cohen. For each photo, choose the word that best describes what you think the person depicted is thinking or feeling."
1/25/16   NASA: Chandra X-ray Observatory
   "The Chandra X-ray Observatory is part of NASA's fleet of 'Great Observatories' along with the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitizer Space Telescope and the now deorbited Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. Chandra allows scientists from around the world to obtain X-ray images of exotic environments to help understand the structure and evolution of the universe."
1/26/16   EverydayHealth.com
   "Health resources and personalized health tools. Information and news on depression, digestive health, diabetes, breast cancer, cardiovascular health, and much more."
1/27/16   Science World Report
   "Science World Report reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavor from the eyes of the researcher and the interested public."
1/28/16   Indeed.com: One Search. All Jobs.
   "Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages. Find millions of jobs from thousands of company web sites, job boards and newspapers."
1/29/16   GetHuman: Find Best Customer Support Phone Number and Contact Info
   "The fastest way to get customer service by phone, chat, email, or even by having the company call you back. GetHuman has millions of tricks and shortcuts to make sure you get help better and more quickly than ever before."
1/30/16   AAA: 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 120,000 self-serve stations are surveyed."
1/31/16   C-SPAN: American Profile
   "Exploring the lives and careers of lawmakers and journalists."

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