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- Samuel Johnson
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Kids.gov is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. It links to over 1,200 web pages from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.
The Why Files: Science Behind the News
"The mission of The Why Files, based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is to explore the science, math and technology behind the news of the day, and to present those topics in a clear, accessible and accurate manner."
Essentials of Music
Whether you're a casual listener or a serious music student, here's the site for basic information about classical music. Created in cooperation with W.W. Norton & Company, it's built around Essential Classics, the series specially designed to introduce you to the best music of every period. All through the site you'll find almost 200 excerpts from Essential Classics.
How to Clean Anything
Welcome to HowToCleanAnything.com. The idea for the site started with a group of cleaning professionals getting together to exchange tips and techniques. The idea developed in what you see today. There are more than 1300 free cleaning tips on this site, and growing every day.
Cyber Security Tips
Cyber Security Tips describe and offer advice about common security issues for non-technical computer users. A U.S. Department of Homeland Security web site.
Impaired Driving: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"Every day, 36 people in the United States die, and approximately 700 more are injured, in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $51 billion. But there are effective measures that can help prevent injuries and deaths from alcohol-impaired driving."
UN Index Rates Life Best in Norway, Worst in Niger
Norway enjoys the world's highest quality of life, while Niger suffers the lowest, a U.N. agency said Monday, as it released a ranking that highlights the wide disparities in well-being between rich and poor countries. The annual Human Development Index, unveiled in Bangkok by the United Nations Development Program, takes into account life expectancy, literacy, school enrollment and per capita gross domestic product in 182 countries.
"Google Finance offers a broad range of information about stocks, mutual funds, public and private companies. In addition, Google Finance offers interactive charts, news and fundamental data."
Snopes is a searchable database of urban legends and myths, email hoaxes, computer virus warnings, and folklore.
National Gardening Association: Gardening Resources
"Information and inspiration on gardening with answers to questions about lawns, landscapes, trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs and flowers, organic gardens, compost, urban, soil, design, roses, tomato, how to grow in containers."
Free step-by-step math solver answers your pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus homework problems.
Seasonal Flu Clinic Locator
Welcome to The American Lung Association's Flu Clinic Locator Site, powered by Maxim Health. Influenza (flu) Season is upon us! With the CDC's latest information on the effectiveness of drugs used to fight influenza, it is important to get vaccinated for the flu this year. Finding a clinic is easy with the American Lung Association's Flu Clinic Locator. Just enter your zip code to get started. Related site: Good Flu Health Habits.
Bankrate.com credit card debt calculator
Find out how long your payment will take to pay off your credit card balance with Bankrate.com's financial calculator.
2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
Main home page for Swine Flu resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. During the week of September 27-October 3, 2009, influenza activity continued to increase in the United States. Flu activity is now widespread in 37 states. Nationwide, visits to doctors for influenza-like-illness increased over last week and are higher than expected for this time of year. In addition, flu-related hospitalizations and deaths are increasing as well, and are higher than expected.
Small Business Administration
This site by the U.S.Small Business Association, provides programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed. Available courses are identified by topic. You can learn about the specific courses by clicking, 'About these Courses.' In general, the courses are all self-paced and should take about 30 minutes to complete. Most of the courses require a brief online registration.
"Drug information guide and health resources for consumers from the publishers of the Physicians Desk Reference. Info on interactions, side effects, side effects, symptoms, treatment, screening, approvals, more for prescription drugs, OTC, herbs, supplements, health products."
Viewing Distance Calculator
The calculator needs three pieces of information. The first is how far you sit from the screen, measured in feet. The second is what shape your screen is, and the third is screen size. You may enter either the diagonal screen size or the screen width.
How to Clean Stuff
"How to Clean Anything and Everything!"
Crude Oil and Total Petroleum Imports Top 15 Countries
"Crude Oil and Total Petroleum Imports Top 15 Countries. Monthly import figures from the Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy." Related site: Energy Information Administration homepage.
USA.gov: Health and Nutrition
Access government resources on health care, insurance, diet, fitness, public health, and more.
Searchable database containing common acronyms and abbreviations about all subjects, with a focus on computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military. Acronym Finder contains more than 4 million acronyms and abbreviations.
Enables users to create printable "Time Capsules" for any date from 1800 to 2001.
"Bankrate.com provides cd rates, mortgage loan rate quotes for home loans, mortgages, home equity loan, auto loans, and the best credit cards. Mortgage calculator and tax advice content for home owners and personal finance needs."
Refdesk: Crossword Resources
Refdesk's Crossword Resources page provides links to over seventy of the most popular crossword sites on the Internet.
"Yahoo! Buzz surfaces the Web's most remarkable stories (top news, videos, photos, and blogs), determined by people like you. Discover, vote, comment and submit!"
United States Postal Service
"Get shipping rates, buy stamps, print postage, track a package, look up a ZIP Code? - Find the mailing products and services you need at USPS.com."
Mayo Clinic: Hand Washing: Do's and Don'ts
Hand washing is an easy way to prevent infection. Understand when to wash your hands, how to properly use hand sanitizer and how to get your children into the habit. From the Mayo Clinic.
WebMD: Cholesterol Management Center
"High cholesterol affects 42 million Americans, and 63 million more have borderline high cholesterol. Here you'll find in-depth cholesterol information including cholesterol-lowering drugs, and other promising treatments."
USA.gov: Contact Your Elected Officials
Contact your elected officials and share your thoughts on current events and government policy. At this site by USA.gov, you'll find links to e-mail and postal addresses, and phone numbers for key elected officials. Website addresses are available as is the ability to 'Tweet' a message to your representative.
CNN/Mayo Clinic Health Library
An extensive library of health information with topics ranging from Fitness and Nutrition to Exercise and Weight Control. CNN health offers news and information on diet and fitness issues and trends, including the latest diet plans, cardio fitness, weight training and running.
Census Bureau: Halloween 2009: October 31
The observance of Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts, devils and hobgoblins. Over the years, Halloween customs and rituals have changed dramatically. Today, many of the young and young at heart take a more light-spirited approach. They don scary disguises or ones that may bring on smiles when they go door to door for treats, or attend or host a Halloween party.
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