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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
Internet Archives: Free Movies
"Feature films, shorts, silent films and trailers are available for viewing and downloading. Enjoy! View a list of all the Feature Films sorted by popularity. "
USA National Gas Price Heat Map
"The fuel prices listed on GasBuddy.com are intended to be based on the price of Regular Unleaded Gasoline and Number 2 diesel fuel. The data base is designed to remove prices from display 72 hours after the time that they were entered which helps to keep the price data as current as possible. The GasBuddy system is designed to access the GasBuddy.com database from a remote location and displays the current local low and high fuel prices."
U.S. News and World Report: Top American Hospitals
"For 2012-13, U.S. News analyzed data on nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals to identify the best."
HowStuffWorks: 10 Things to Do Before You Wipe Your Computer
"You're upgrading to a new machine. Congratulations! What are you going to do with your old one? You could sell it on eBay or Craigslist. But how do you make sure that the sensitive data on your PC - financial records, passwords to credit card Web sites, important e-mails, drunken pics from spring break - doesn't fall into the wrong hands? Here are some tips on cleaning your computer so you can sell or donate it with no worries."
Rent.com: Apartment Finder
"Apartment rentals and houses for rent. Search millions of apartments for rent with the Rent.com apartment guide. Rent homes, cheap apartments, condos, and townhouses."
"This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report."
"Ixquick search engine provides search results from over ten best search engines in full privacy. Search anonymously with Ixquick Search Engine!"
BMI (Body Mass index) Calculator
"Calculate Your Body Mass Index. A website by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women."
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, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map."
"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 - Facts for Features: Veterans Day 2013: 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. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation. A national ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
HowStuffWorks: 10 Ways to Make the Cloud Work for You
"You still need a computer, but you don't need to invest in expensive software. Most cloud services -- or Web apps, as they're sometimes called -- are free or cost a minimal monthly fee. After that, all you need is a little knowledge about what's available. That's where this article comes in. On the next several pages, we're going to explore how you can make the cloud work for you, whether you're a small business owner, an artist, a student or just someone looking for a cool way to connect to other like-minded individuals. Let's start with the foundation of any good cloud computing solution -- file storage and syncing."
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
"The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics."
USA.gov: Contact Elected Officials
"Locate e-mail and mailing addresses, phone numbers, and more for your local, state, and federal officials."
Refdesk.com: Coupons Online
An extensive listing of online coupon resources compiled by refdesk.com.
MedicineNet.com: MedTerms - Medical Dictionary
"MedTerms medical dictionary is the medical reference for MedicineNet.com. Our doctors define difficult medical language in easy-to-understand explanations of over 16,000 medical terms."
Encyclopedia Britannica: Quizzes
"Take these quizzes at Encyclopedia Britannica to test your knowledge on a variety of fun and interesting topics including Animals, Art, Music, Pop Culture, Science, History and more!"
Mayo Clinic: First Aid Guide
"First aid information to help you during a medical emergency. Disclaimer: This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, emergency treatment or formal first-aid training. Don't use this information to diagnose or develop a treatment plan for a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified health care provider. If you're in a life-threatening or emergency medical situation, seek medical assistance immediately."
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."
"Test your Internet connection bandwidth to locations around the world with this interactive broadband speed test."
"The fastest way to get customer service by phone, chat, email, or even by having the company call you back. GetHuman has millions of tricks and shortcuts to make sure you get help better and more quickly than ever before."
Bing: Language Translator
"Free translation service for online automatic translation of text and web pages, translating between many languages, including Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Chinese, Italian, Korean, Thai and Russian."
"MediGuard.org is a free medication monitoring service that provides patients with: safety alerts, recalls, and updates; and a check for drug interactions."
Zillow: Mortgage Calculator with Taxes
"Mortgage calculator quickly shows what you can expect to spend on your home loan. Includes charts, amortization tables, graphs, taxes and insurance."
State and Local Government on the Net
"The State and Local Government Internet directory provides convenient one-stop access to the websites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments. Use the drop-down menus to access."
HowStuffWorks: How to Surf the Web Anonymously
"Do you want to surf the web anonymously and not be tracked? Take a look at the easy ways you can conceal your identity and surf the web anonymously."
Smithsonian: Seriously Amazing
"The Smithsonian asks and answers questions about science, art, history and culture, exciting the learning in everyone, every day."
U.S. Census Bureau: Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 28, 2013
"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. The Wampanoag, the Indians in attendance, also played a lead role. Historians have 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 150 years ago (Oct. 3, 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."
Black Friday 2013
"Our goal is to bring you the best shopping experience on the internet by providing you with the best deals from your favorite retailers, thereby saving you the most time and money so that you can spend it on the things you value most."
HowStuffWorks: How Tsunamis Work
"In this article, we'll look at what causes tsunamis, the physics that drives them and the effects of a tsunami strike. We'll also examine scientists' worldwide efforts to monitor and predict tsunamis in order to avoid disasters like the one that occurred in the final days of 2004 - efforts that may have helped save lives in March of 2011."
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