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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
American Presidents: Life Portraits
The American Presidents web site, created for the television series, contains a complete video archive of all American Presidents: Life Portraits programming, plus these additional resources: - Biographical facts; - Key events of each presidency; - Presidential places; - Reference material. Pick a president from the pull-down menu above and explore.
Pixlr.com: Free Online Photo Editor
"Pixlr is a free online photo editor. Get creative with this free online photo editor and do your quick fix with the image express. Jump in and get going within 2 seconds!"
The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
The thesaurus that appears on this site is Roget's New Millennium Thesaurus. To use the thesaurus, simply type a word in the gold search box and click the 'Search' button. A list of synonyms and antonyms will be returned. Related site: How to Use a Thesaurus.
Hand washing: A Simple Way to Prevent Infection
Hand washing is a simple habit that can help keep you healthy. At this Mayo Clinic site, learn about the benefits of good hand hygiene, as well as when to wash your hands and how to clean them properly.
Daylight Savings Time 2010: Why and When It Ends
"For most Americans, daylight saving time ends in 2010 at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 7, when most states fall back to standard time. Time will spring forward again on March 13, 2011, when daylight saving time resumes. The federal government doesn't require U.S. states or territories to observe daylight saving time, which is why residents of Arizona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Marianas Islands won't need to turn back their clocks this weekend."
"Explore new worlds: Read. The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read. This site provides free resources for reading and encourages kids, teens, adults and families to read books."
Pew Research Center
"Polls, public opinion research, national surveys on public attitudes toward press, politics, public policy issues; funded by Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Research Center tracks trends in values, political and social attitudes."
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."
"Goodreads is the largest social network for readers in the world. We have more than 3,100,000 members who have added more than 83,000,000 books to their shelves. A place for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads members recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, form book clubs and much more. Goodreads was launched in December 2006."
Veterans Day 2010: Nov. 11
"Veterans Day originated as 'Armistice Day' on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars."
"Lifehacker, the software and productivity guide, is a blog that covers tips and tricks for streamlining your life with computers (and sometimes without). Updated several times daily, Lifehacker points out software downloads, web sites, do-it-yourself projects, how-to's, tutorials, shortcuts and tips for going beyond the default settings and getting things done in the most clever, unexpected and efficient ways. Think of Lifehacker as self-help for power users."
"AbeBooks is your source for used, new, rare and out of print books. Find classic collectibles, rare signed editions, used textbooks, and inexpensive bestsellers from independent booksellers worldwide."
"Bing is a search engine that finds and organizes the answers you need so you can make faster, more informed decisions."
"Your ultimate online portal to the future. With up-to-the-minute tech news, insightful commentary on the new innovations, and even scientific takes on the hottest Hollywood stories, we aim to be your first stop for what's new and what's next."
"Use MapQuest for driving directions and maps. See local traffic and road conditions, find nearby businesses and restaurants, plus explore street maps and satellite photos."
"Bartleby.com publishes thousands of free online classics of reference, literature and nonfiction."
Arts & Letters Daily
"Daily report of news in art and literature. Includes reviews of new books, essays and articles."
"National Geographic provides free maps, photos, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment, cultures, history, world music, and travel."
"Pandora radio is the personalized internet radio service that helps you find new music based on your old and current favorites. Create custom web radio stations, listen free."
Google Fast Flip
"Google Fast Flip is a web application that lets users discover and share news articles. It combines qualities of print and the Web, with the ability to "flip" through pages online as quickly as flipping through a magazine. It also enables users to follow friends and topics, discover new content and create their own custom magazines around searches."
AOL Money and Finance
"Money: Find out everything you need to know about money at AOL Money and Finance. Get business and financial news, stock quotes, portfolio tracking and planning for retirement. All the resources you need to manage your money are on Money and Finance."
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."
Credit Conditions in the United States
These maps display the 60+ day delinquency rates for credit cards issued by banks and the 90+ day delinquency rates for mortgages as well as the percentage point change in the delinquency rates from one year ago, by county.
Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 25, 2010
In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims, early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest, an event many regard as the nation's first Thanksgiving. Historians have also recorded ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America, including British colonists in Virginia in 1619. The legacy of thanks and the feast have survived the centuries, as the event became a national holiday in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving. Later, President Franklin Roosevelt clarified that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month to encourage earlier holiday shopping, never on the occasional fifth Thursday.
"TheBlackFriday.com is one of the most popular source for black friday ads and black friday sales information. The website has been featured on various TV channels, newspapers, radio stations and magazines." Related sites: Black Friday at Amazon 2010 | Black Friday Ads 2010.
ZIP Code Lookup
Look up postal abbreviations, search for ZIP codes, and browse other information about the U.S. Postal Service.
Earth Image of the Day
Welcome to the Image Section of the MODIS Web, where you can view the very latest in MODIS imagery as well as search an image collection that has been growing ever since MODIS first started acquiring data in February of 2000. The MODIS Image of the Day section highlights a new MODIS image every day. After a week, Images of the Day become part of the Image Gallery, which is powered by NASA's Visible Earth image archive. The Image Gallery opens in a new browser window, where you can preview and search over 4500 archived MODIS images.
"Phone numbers, shortcuts, tips, contact info, reviews, and customer service details for thousands of companies worldwide. Get faster and better technical support or general customer support by checking the contact information, tips, and ratings from gethuman.com."
ScienceDaily is one of the Internet's leading online magazines and Web portals devoted to science, technology, and medicine. The free, advertising-supported service brings you breaking news about the latest discoveries and hottest research projects in everything from astrophysics to zoology.
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