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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
NASA Home Page
NASA's home page provides a wealth of features and information on 'Life on Earth', 'Human's in Space', 'Exploring the Universe' and much more including 'Multimedia Features.'
Countries of the World
Each Country Profile provides information on: Geography - Maps - Flag - History - Current ruler - Area - Population - Capital - Largest cities - Languages - Ethnicity/race - Religion - Literacy rate - Economy - Government.
U.S. Census Bureau: The Fourth of July 2007
On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, triggering the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.
National Center for Health Statistics
The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.
FirstGov for Consumers: Your Money
FirstGov for Consumers -- is a "one-stop" link to a broad range of federal information resources available online. It is designed so that you can locate information by category -- such as Food, Health, Product Safety, Your Money, and Transportation. Each category has subcategories to direct you to areas within individual federal web sites containing related information.
Medline Plus: Interactive Health Tutorials
The tutorials listed below are interactive health education resources from the Patient Education Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Using animated graphics each tutorial explains a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial.
New Seven Wonders of the World
The Great Wall of China, Rome's Colosseum, India's Taj Mahal and three architectural marvels from Latin America were among the new seven wonders of the world chosen in a global poll released on July 7, 2007. Jordan's Petra was the seventh winner. Peru's Machu Picchu, Brazil's Statue of Christ Redeemer and Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid also made the cut. About 100 million votes were cast by the Internet and cellphone text messages, said New7Wonders, the nonprofit organization that conducted the poll.
Medline Plus: Exercise and Physical Fitness
This site by the National Institutes of Health provides extensive exercise and physical fitness resources. An increase in physical activity is an important part of your weight management program. Most weight loss occurs because of decreased caloric intake. Sustained physical activity is most helpful in the prevention of weight regain. In addition, exercise has a benefit of reducing risks of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, beyond that produced by weight reduction alone.
The U.S. EPA, NOAA, NPS, tribal, state, and local agencies developed the AIRNow Web site to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information. The Web site offers daily AQI forecasts as well as real-time AQI conditions for over 300 cities across the US, and provides links to more detailed State and local air quality Web sites.
The gethuman movement has been created from the voices of millions of consumers who want to be treated with dignity when they contact a company for customer support. Tips on how to talk to an actual person in customer service, in hundreds of companies. Related site: GetHuman Tips.
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.
Featuring information on current legislation, the Congressional Record, links to Committee reports, and more. Thomas is a service of the Library of Congress.
Trulia Real Estate Search
Trulia is a residential real estate search engine that helps consumers search for homes for sale, trends, neighborhood insights and other real estate information directly from hundreds of thousands of real estate broker Web sites. You can create your own custom search by price, number of bedrooms, neighborhood and more - without having to submit a lead form, provide personal information or wait to get contacted by a lead qualifier who may not handle the property listing.
U.S. Blue Pages: Your Guide to U.S. Government
The U.S. Blue Pages program is devoted to helping you connect with your federal government agencies and services. The U.S. Blue Pages is funded by the federal government and administered by the U.S. General Services Administration, Federal Technology Service. The U.S. Blue Pages is a multi-agency effort that establishes a standard, easy-to-use format for acquiring key federal telephone listings. The effort includes gathering, validating and formatting information for publication in local telephone directories and this website.
WhiteHouseTapes.org: Secret White House Tapes
Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both political parties secretly recorded just under 5,000 hours of conversations. This site is designed as a service to the research community by making freely available all of the presidential recordings, along with relevant research materials, so that scholars, teachers, students, and the public can hear and use these remarkable tapes for themselves. The site is hosted and maintained by the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs.
Center for American Women and Politics
This site from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, provides up-to-the-minute information and analysis on the developing women's political movement. The Center's National Information Bank on Women in Public Office, with its growing database on current and past women officeholders and candidates, offers timely and accurate summary information, specific demographic and political data on individual officeholders, and a picture of the trends and context in which women's political history is being made. Much of this information is available in the Fact Sheet area.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites
This site contains over 250,000 links and provides a great jumping-off point for both novice and experienced researchers.
Map Collections: 1500-2004
The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form. The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection. Map Collections is organized according to seven major categories. Because a map will be assigned to only one category, unless it is part of more than one core collection, searching Map Collections at this level will provide the most complete results since the indexes for all categories are searched simultaneously.
FirstGov: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal
Official web portal for the United States government. Includes federal, state, and local government resources, a guide to government agencies, online services, business and nonprofit information, news, and reference materials.
Links to the Past
Explore America's cultural resources - buildings, landscapes, archeological sites, ethnographic resources, objects and documents, structures and districts. This site by the National Park Service provides links containing information about people from the past and establish important connections to the present. They also provide evidence about important historical trends and events, reflect people's everyday lives and significant accomplishments and illustrate distinctive architectural, landscape, and engineering designs.
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.
Today in Literature
Today in Literature features a new original biographical story each calendar day about the great writers, books, and events in literary history. Our articles are supplemented with links to recommended websites where you will find author biographies, electronic texts, reviews, quotes and other reference materials of interest to avid readers, members of book clubs, students, and teachers.
Search Military Records
Search over 20 million records. Enjoy all of the other benefits of membership. Gain access to the latest Military news, benefits updates, education and career opportunities. Free registration required.
To begin your trip in this Time Capsule enter a date. You will be presented with your own customized page that includes all the information you've chosen, plus typical consumer prices from that year, Academy Award winners that year, etc. Site has data online for the years 1800 through 2002, although data for the years 1800 - 1875 is probably spotty.
Social Security Death Index Interactive Search
One of the largest and easiest to access databases used for genealogical research is the Social Security Death Index (SSDI). Its information can be utilized to help you learn more about your ancestors, as well as your aunts, uncles and cousins. Clues and facts from the SSDI often can be used to further genealogical research by enabling you to locate a death certificate, find an obituary, discover cemetery records and track down probate records. This site allows you to search the Social Security Death Index that contains 78,785,835 as of January 2007. Related site: A Guide to Using SSDI.
Epicurious: Food Dictionary
Search our dictionary of more than 4,000 food terms and you'll never have to eat your words. Just type the word or phrase you're looking for in the box above and select the 'Find' button. If you're unsure of a term's correct spelling, just type in the first few letters. You may also browse through the dictionary by selecting any of the letters above.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet
You're working at your desk, trying to ignore the tingling or numbness you've had for months in your hand and wrist. Suddenly, a sharp, piercing pain shoots through the wrist and up your arm. Just a passing cramp? More likely you have carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful progressive condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. This National Institute of Health presents this carpal tunnel syndrome fact sheet.
The Supreme Court
Explore the history and impact of America's highest court at this PBS site.
U.S. Library of Medicine
This is the home page of the comprehensive U.S. National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Note: This site cannot respond to questions about individual medical cases, provide second opinions or make specific recommendations regarding therapy. Those issues should be addressed directly with your healthcare provider.
Bartleby: Reference Resources
Bartleby.com combines the best of both contemporary and classic reference works into the most comprehensive public reference library ever published on the web.
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