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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
Smithsonian Magazine: 40 Things You Need to Know About the Next 40 Years
"Articles from the Smithsonian Institution's award-winning, monthly general interest magazine, plus exclusive Web articles, videos, blogs, photographs and more."
"Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It's all free. It's all enriching. But it's also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it. Free audio books, free online courses, free movies, free language lessons, free ebooks and other enriching content - it's all here."
OurDocuments.gov: 100 Milestone Documents
"OurDocuments.gov. Featuring 100 milestone documents of American history from the National Archives. Includes images of original primary source documents, lesson plans, teacher and student competitions, and educational resources.
U.S. Census Bureau: The Fourth of July 2011
On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting 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.
Census Update: What the World Will Look like in 2050
"Here is the world in 2050, as imagined by the U.S. Census Bureau: India will be the most populous nation, surpassing China sometime around 2025. The U.S. will remain exactly where it is now: in third place, with a population of 423 million (up from 308 million in 2010). And declining birth rates in two of the world's most economically and politically influential countries, Japan and Russia, will cause them to fall from their current positions as the 9th and 10th most populous nations, respectively, to 16th and 17th."
Astronomy Picture of the Day
"Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer."
eHow: 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."
The Why Files: The Science Behind the News
"Your source for science behind the news."
National Geographic: Photo of the Day Archive
"Archive of daily National Geographic photos, including photos of animals, people, culture, adventure, science, travel, underwater, exploration, and more."
Social Security Benefit Calculator
"Use any of the calculators on this Social Security site to estimate your potential benefit amounts using different retirement dates and levels of future earnings. The calculators will show your retirement benefits as well as disability and survivor benefit amounts if you should become disabled or die."
5 Tax-Friendly States for Retirees 2011
"Where's the best state for you to retire? Here's a good place to start your search: These five impose the lowest taxes on retirees in the contiguous U.S., according to our research. All these retiree tax heavens exempt Social Security benefits from state income taxes. Many of them exclude government and military pensions from income taxes, too, or offer blanket exclusions up to a specific dollar amount for a wide variety of retirement income."
Distracted Driving: What Research Shows and What States Can Do
"Produced with funding from State Farm, this report reviews and summarizes distracted driving research for states as they consider distracted driving countermeasures. Related site 10 Tips for Managing Distractions".
"Breaking science news and articles on global warming, extrasolar planets, stem cells, bird flu, autism, nanotechnology, dinosaurs, evolution -- the latest discoveries in astronomy, anthropology, biology, chemistry, climate & environment, computers, engineering, health and medicine, math, physics, psychology, technology, and more - from the world's leading universities and research organizations."
U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services: Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
"Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. Enter your weight and height using standard or metric measures. Select 'Compute BMI' and your BMI will appear below."
Bing Search Engine
"Bing is a search engine that finds and organizes the answers you need so you can make faster, more informed decisions."
CIA: The World Factbook
"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map."
U.S. Dept of Labor: Consumer Price Index
"The Consumer Price Indexes program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services."
National Hurricane Center
"National Hurricane Center site providing detailed location and forecasting of tropical storms and hurricanes."
"This site includes lots of information that is time and date related, such as yearly and monthly calendars, countdown counters and the world clock which shows current time in cities all over the world."
wikiHow: How to Choose an eBook Reader
"eBook devices are an exciting and evolving technology offering access to many books through one electronic reader. As with all new technologies, there are many factors to consider before purchasing so that you don't waste your money or get something that doesn't work for you. Weighing these factors carefully should help to ensure that you make the right decision when purchasing an eBook for yourself or somebody else. Here's how!"
"Yahoo! Maps, Driving Directions, Satellite View and Traffic. Rated the best online mapping experience."
Library of Congress
"The Library of Congress. The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items. The collections include books, sound recordings, motion pictures, photographs, maps, and manuscripts."
AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report
"AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report is the most comprehensive retail gasoline survey available. Every day more than 100,000 stations are surveyed."
What is a Dollar Worth?
"What would an item or service purchased in 2011 be worth in 19?? dollars? What would an item or service purchased in 19?? be worth in 2011 dollars? This website from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis calculates these amounts."
"Aggregated headlines and a search engine of many of the world's news sources."
National Weather Service
"National Weather Service Home page. The starting point for official government weather forecasts, warnings, meteorological products for forecasting the weather, and information about meteorology."
"Medpage Today is a CE and CME accredited medical news service, which provides daily coverage of developments that impact clinical practice, and offers free continuing medical education courses and credits to physicians and healthcare professionals."
"Do it yourself home improvement and diy repair at Doityourself.com. Includes home improvement projects, home repair, kitchen remodeling, plumbing, electrical, painting, real estate, and decorating."
U.S. Census Bureau: The 2011 Statistical Abstract
"The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations."
"SoYouWanna teaches you how to do all the things nobody taught you in school. From work to wine, apartment rentals to toning your abs ... learn it all with SoYouWanna!"
"YouTube is a place to discover, watch, upload and share videos."
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