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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
BBC: Happiness Formula
Companion to a series of BBC programs that explores all aspects of human happiness.
Google U.S. Government Search
Google U.S. Government Search offers a single location for searching across U.S. government information, and for keeping up to date on government news. You can choose to search for content located on either U.S. federal, state and local government websites or the entire Web -- from the same search box. Below the search box, the homepage includes government-specific news content from both government agencies and press outlets. You can personalize the page by adding content feeds on government or other topics that you're interested in.
American on the Move: Car Collection, 1886 - Present
This site by the National Museum of American History, part of the Smithsonian Institution, presents data and photos for early automobiles, including car details, photos, and a short history of the car's manufacturer.
Calorie Control Council
If you're looking for information on cutting calories and fat in your diet, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, or your favorite low-calorie, reduced-fat foods and beverages (and the ingredients that make them possible) you've come to the right place. Related site Food and Nutrition Information Center.
Home Fire Safety
This site by the U.S. Fire Administration contains information to help you protect your family from fire. Included is information about smoke alarms, residential fire sprinklers, escape planning, consumer product recalls, fire safety tips, and what to do after a fire.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Welcome to Chronicling America, enhancing access to America's historic newspapers. This site allows you to search and read newspaper pages from 1900-1910 and find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program.
The United States Mint
The primary mission of the United States Mint is to produce an adequate volume of circulating coinage for the nation to conduct its trade and commerce. In recent history circulating coin production has varied between 11 billion and 20 billion coins annually. Related site: U.S. Mint Fun Fact Sheets.
FindLaw is the highest-trafficked legal Web site, providing the most comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet for legal professionals, businesses, students and individuals. These resources include Web search utilities, cases and codes, legal news, an online career center, and community-oriented tools, such as a secure document management utility, mailing lists, message boards and free e-mail.
How Dreams Work
In this article by How Stuff Works, major dream theories are discussed, from Freud's view to the hypotheses that claim we can control our dreams. You will find out what scientists say is happening in our brains when we dream and why we have trouble remembering these night-time story lines.
Welcome to StateMaster, a unique statistical database which allows you to research and compare a multitude of different data on US states. We have compiled information from various primary sources such as the US Census Bureau, the FBI, and the National Center for Educational Statistics.
This site by the U.S. Geological Survey presents as assortments of interesting facts about earthquakes
Genealogy Learning Center
Tracing your family's history is a fascinating journey. We will guide you along the way by offering how-to articles, genealogy classes and other resources that will help you dig deeper into your family's past.
Cancer information and resources as presented by the National Cancer Institute.
New Stamp Prices Effective May 14, 2007
Effective May 14, 2007, the Postal Service is issuing the Forever Stamp, intended to reduce the inconvenience that consumers experience with having to acquire new-rate postage or 'make-up' stamps (1-cent and 2-cent stamps) prior to implementation of new prices. The Forever Stamp will initially be sold at the new First-Class Mail single-piece 1-ounce letter rate - 41 cents. The value of the Forever Stamp will always be the First-Class Mail single-piece 1-ounce letter rate that is in effect on the day of use (mailing), unaffected by any subsequent changes in the future.
Nursing Home Guide
The Consumer Reports Nursing Home Quality Monitor identifies nursing homes that are likely to provide better-quality care and those likely to provide poorer-quality care. Also available is a state-by-state breakdown of findings.
Quotations at Bartleby.com
Bartleby.com combines the best of both contemporary and classic quotations collections into a searchable database of over 87,000 entries, the largest of its kind ever compiled.
Searching over 3 million acronyms and abbreviations, including: common abbreviations, information technology, military, government, science, medicine, engineering, organizations, schools, colleges, business, finance, accounting, popular culture, slang, chat and many more.
This site provides online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers.
State Health Facts
Statehealthfacts.org is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states. Statehealthfacts.org provides data on more than 500 health topics.
AARP Health Guide and Healthy Living, Medicare Information
AARP Health Guide is a new health information service designed to help you play an active role in managing your health. On AARP Health Guide, you will find reliable, easy-to-use information about conditions and treatments; medications; medical tests; self-help groups; Medicare rights, benefits and options at the federal and state level; the importance of quality in healthcare; and much more.
NOAA Tides and Currents
NOAA Tides and Currents, managed by the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, is the portal to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's vast collection of oceanographic and meteorological data (historical and real-time), predictions, and nowcasts and forecasts.
The Astronomy Center
AstronomyCenter.org is a collection of digital resources for teachers and students. This site is brought to you by the American Astronomical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and the National Science Digital Library.
Newseum: Today's Front Pages
Read today's headlines from more than 400 U.S. and international newspaper front pages.
Smithsonian Photography Initiative
The Smithsonian Photography Initiative is devoted to the presentation and study of photographic images, viewing photography as an art form, a record keeper, and a cross-disciplinary medium that encompasses science, history, popular culture, and more.
Great Images in NASA
GRIN (Great Images in NASA) is a collection of over a thousand images of significant historical interest scanned at high-resolution in several sizes. This collection is intended for the media, publishers, and the general public looking for high-quality photographs. Please note that downloading these image files may take some time, although searching and browsing should be relatively quick.
Child Health Advice
These guidelines (topics) are intended to help you determine how sick your child is and if you need to call your child's doctor. Their second purpose is to help you treat your child at home when it is safe to do so. This site is published by the Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, Washington state.
The American Heritage Dictionary
Over 90,000 entries feature 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes.
Memorial Day: Department of Veterans Affairs
Official Memorial Day site of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The National Moment of Remembrance encourages all Americans to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to the nation. As Moment of Remembrance founder Carmella LaSpada states: "It's a way we can all help put the memorial back in Memorial Day."
Nolo provides do-it-yourself legal solutions for consumers and small businesses. The site helps regular people navigate through the legal system with easy-to-understand advice and information on topics including estate planning, retirement, taxes, housing, real estate, divorce, and child custody, as well as resources for starting and running a small business.
Annoyances.org is the most complete collection of information assembled for and by actual users of Microsoft Windows. Explore this free web resource by selecting one of the destinations on your left, or use search to find a specific solution.
Online games are a lot more than solitaire and checkers. With Yahoo! Games you can enjoy board games, arcade games, word games, as well as games you can download to your computer and phone.
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