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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
TED: Ideas Worth Spreading
"On TED.com, we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free. More than 900 TEDTalks are now available, with more added each week. All of the talks are subtitled in English, and many are subtitled in various languages. These videos are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license, so they can be freely shared and reposted."
"Real time traffic alerts and traffic reports. View online interactive traffic maps for traffic jam, traffic school and local road conditions. Forget the grind. Take control of your commute with FREE, real-time traffic information for your daily drives. Have the pulse of the road at your fingertips, when and where you need it."
NYTimes: Unforgettable Moments in Political Debates
"Twelve memorable moments from past debates that helped to define the candidates, for better or worse."
"TripAdvisor - Unbiased hotel reviews, photos and travel advice for hotels and vacations - Compare prices with just one click."
"The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online -- all in the language or translation of your choice. It provides advanced searching capabilities, which allow readers to find and compare particular passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or scripture reference."
"UNdata is an internet-based data service allowing users to search and download a variety of statistical resources from the United Nations System."
United States Census Bureau
"Number one source for current population data and the latest Economic Indicators. Households to Business to Government - Income and Spending. Race by Sex by Age or poverty and health insurance data. Foreign Trade shows what is coming in and what is going out. Federal Spending and much more."
History.com: Columbus Day
"Columbus Day is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. It was unofficially celebrated in a number of cities and states as early as the 18th century but did not become a federal holiday until the 1937. For many, the holiday is a way of both honoring Columbus' achievements and celebrating Italian-American heritage. Throughout its history, Columbus Day and the man who inspired it have generated controversy, and many alternatives to the holiday have appeared in recent years."
Merriam-Webster: Visual Dictionary Online
"The Visual Dictionary is designed to help you find the right word at a glance. Filled with stunning illustrations labeled with accurate terminology in up to six languages, it is the ideal language-learning and vocabulary dictionary for use at school, at home or at work."
"Search Volunteer Opportunities. VolunteerMatch provides volunteer information and listings in your local community. Find local volunteering opportunities now!"
"The Weather Channel and weather.com provide a national and local weather forecast for cities, as well as weather radar, report and hurricane coverage."
"The leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information. Providing credible health information, supportive community, and educational services by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert commentary, and medical review."
SelectOut: Defend Your Online Privacy
"Online privacy is one of the hottest topics today. Whether it is how tracking companies gather and use your information or protecting your rights and freedoms. SelectOut is here to help enlighten internet users about their choices, the companies that are behind data online, and give users the options choose for themselves."
GRIN: Great Images in NASA
"GRIN 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."
WolframAlpha: Computational Knowledge Engine
"WolframAlpha is more than a search engine. It gives you access to the world's facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics, including science, nutrition, history, geography, engineering, mathematics, linguistics, sports, finance, music, and more."
HowStuffWorks: How Presidential Debates Work
"The presidential debate is a time-honored institution that's constantly evolving. Learn about the presidential debate and the impact it has on voters."
FactChecking the Hofstra Presidential Debate
"The second Obama-Romney debate was heated, confrontational and full of claims that sometimes didn't match the facts."
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, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map."
U.S. and World Population Clocks
"Up to the minute U.S. and World population estimates with details on calculations."
"At Yahoo Finance, you get free stock quotes, up to date news, portfolio management resources, international market data, message boards, and mortgage rates that help you manage your financial life."
"The easy to understand dictionary with example sentences, famous quotes and audio pronunciations. Includes: thesaurus, business dictionary, computer dictionary, medical dictionary and more."
Flu Vaccine Finder
"HealthMap Vaccine Finder is a free, online service where users can search for locations offering flu vaccines. We work with partners such as clinics, pharmacies, and health departments to provide accurate and up-to-date information about receiving the flu vaccine. Our goal is to make flu vaccination available to everyone by simplifying the process of choosing and finding a vaccine provider."
"Authoritative weekly newspaper focusing on international politics and business news and opinion."
Wired Science: Incredibly Small - Best Microscope Photos of the Year
"Every year for nearly four decades, Nikon has received hundreds of entries in its Small World microscope photography contest. Every year, the images are more amazing, and this year's winners -- selected from nearly 2,000 submissions -- are undoubtedly the best yet. Here are the top 20 photomicrographs from the 38th Nikon Small World competition, selected for their originality, informational content, and visual impact by a panel of scientists, journalists and optical imaging experts."
CDC: National Center for Health Studies
"Welcome to the National Center for Health Statistics' website, a rich source of information about America's health. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, we compile statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of our people. We are a unique public resource for health information - a critical element of public health and health policy."
Kim Komando: Avoid a Tricky Facebook Email Scam
"Hackers are sending out more scam email than ever before. That's probably because it works! Too many people click on links in email without thinking about how unsafe it is. Don't be one of those people! The latest scam to watch for is a fake email supposedly from Facebook. The email says that someone left an offensive comment on your Facebook wall and tells you to click a button to see the comment."
Google: Cultural Institute
"The Google Cultural Institute helps preserve and promote culture online. We have created this site to provide a visually rich and interactive online experience for telling cultural stories in new ways. Discover exhibits by expert curators, find artifacts, view photographs, read original manuscripts, watch videos, and more."
Vote411.org: Election Information You Need
"Build your ballot with our online voters' guide! Type in your address to see the races on your ballot. Candidates' positions can be compared side-by-side, and you may print out a "ballot" indicating your preferences as a reminder and take it with you to the polls on Election Day. Check out our resources for military and overseas voters!"
NewsLink: Major Metro U.S. Newspapers
"Updated links to all newspapers (U.S.) from NewsLink Associates."
"FedStats provides easy access to statistics and information produced by more than 100 U.S. Federal Government agencies"
US Census Bureau:Halloween: Oct. 31, 2012
"Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Over the years, Halloween customs have changed dramatically. Today, Halloween is celebrated many different ways, including wearing costumes, children trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, and going to haunted houses and parties."
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