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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
GetBodySmart: Human Anatomy and Physiology
"A study guide to human anatomy, human physiology, anatomy and physiology, and human body systems. Included are many anatomy and physiology quizzes, tutorials, animations, and diagrams."
TED: Ideas Worth Spreading
"TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events. On TED.com, we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free. More than 1400 TED Talks are now available, with more added each week."
ipl2 Stately Knowledge: Facts about the United States
"These web pages will help you find out the basic facts of any state in the Union, including Washington, D.C. Need to know the capital of Alabama? Want to know which hockey teams are in California? How about the size of Montana? All that information is here - and more!"
Convert-me.com: Online Measurement Converter
"Online weights and measures conversion. Online calculators for quick and easy metric conversion, conversion tables for both commonly used and very exotic units."
Bing Search Engine
"Bing is a search engine that brings together the best of search and people in your social networks to help you spend less time searching and more time doing."
"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."
Flickr: Photo Sharing
"Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone."
"Manage your budget with easy to use personal finance tools and calculators. Track spending and monitor your online banking account. Mint pulls all your financial accounts into one place. Set a budget, track your goals and do more with your money, for free!"
Official site for the service, which features spam filters, a virus scanner, and interfaces for international users.
Epicurious.com: Recipes, Menus, Cooking Articles and Food Guides
"Savor 100,000 recipes from Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Self, cookbooks, chefs, and home cooks. Learn from holiday food guides, get healthy, quick and easy, and kid-friendly menus, and watch cooking videos."
"Craigslist.org offers local classified ads for hundreds of cities worldwide. Ad categories include housing, job postings, items for sale, services and personals."
iFixit: The Free Repair Manual
"Repair your electronics yourself. iFixit is the repair manual you can edit. We sell tools, parts and upgrades for Apple Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and MacBook as well as game consoles."
National Weather Service: Storm Prediction Center
"Official government site for the prediction of thunderstorms and severe weather in the U.S."
Indeed.com: Job Search
"Job Search by Indeed. One search. All jobs. Search millions of jobs from thousands of job boards, newspapers, classifieds and company websites on Indeed.com." Related resource: Refdesk Job Search Resources.
"Find the best library and reference resources at LibrarySpot.com, including top dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspapers, maps, quotations and much more."
U.S. Census Bureau: Father's Day: June 16, 2013
"The idea of Father's Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father's Day celebration, June 17, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane's mayor because it was the month of Smart's birth. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Father's Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.
OneLook Dictionary Search
"Think of this web site as a search engine for words and phrases: If you have a word for which you'd like a definition or translation, we'll quickly shuttle you to the web-based dictionaries that define or translate that word. If you don't know the right word to use, we'll help you find it. No word is too obscure: More than 5 million words in more than 1000 online dictionaries are indexed by the OneLook search engine."
"Writing.Com, the premier online community for writers of all interests and skill levels, has been going strong since 2000. We provide an extremely creative environment for authors, offering hundreds of unique writing tools and opportunities for creation and inspiration."
U. S. Copyright Office
"U.S. Copyright Office is an office of public record for copyright registration and deposit of copyright material."
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."
FlightAware: Flight Tracker / Flight Status
"FlightAware compiles, aggregates, and processes data from dozens of government sources, airlines, commercial data providers, as well as FlightAware's proprietary flight tracking network. FlightAware's proprietary algorithms calculate delay and arrival time estimates to offer the most up-to-date and reliable flight tracking data on the Internet."
Google Earth Engine
"Google Earth Engine brings together the world's satellite imagery - trillions of scientific measurements dating back almost 40 years - and makes it available online with tools for scientists, independent researchers, and nations to mine this massive warehouse of data to detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on the Earth's surface. Applications include: detecting deforestation, classifying land cover, estimating forest biomass and carbon, and mapping the world's roadless areas."
Nolo: Free Dictionary of Law Terms and Legal Definitions
"Find plain-English definitions for legal terms by browsing Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary."
Gizmodo: 20 Photos of Iconic Buildings and Bridges As They Were Being Built
"It's hard to imagine that iconic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge or the Empire State Building ever didn't exist. In the same way we take these buildings and bridges for granted, we also rarely consider what cities were like before - or during - their construction. So, with that in mind, check out 20 of our favorite vintage construction photos."
Encyclopedia of Life
"The Encyclopedia of Life is an unprecedented effort to gather scientific knowledge about all animal and plant life where pictures, information, facts, and more are available for all things living in our plant and animal kingdoms."
Zillow: Your Edge in Real Estate
"Find homes for sale, rentals, home values, mortgages, and more. Real estate info for practically every home in the U.S."
HowStuffWorks: How Air Conditioners Work
"Air conditioners make hot weather bearable. Learn about different kinds of air conditioners and check out air conditioner reviews and buying guides."
Infoplease: Foreign Words and Phrases
"English meanings of foreign words and phrases, by Infoplease."
Smithsonian.com: 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."
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."
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