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"Founded by veterans of Google and YouTube, Howcast shows consumers engaging, useful how-to videos and guides wherever, whenever they need to learn how. Howcast brings together the personality of user-generated content with the quality of a professional video studio to create engaging, informative, and free how-to videos for consumers."
"Welcome to the Internet's largest and oldest independent mental health network created and run by mental health professionals to provide reliable, trusted information and self-help support communities, for over 16 years. Regularly maintained by Dr. Grohol and a staff of contributing editors, it is one of the Net's best information sources for mental health information, as well as providing annotated guides to the most useful websites, newsgroups, and mailing lists online today in mental health, psychology, social work, and psychiatry."
Wikitravel: World Wide Travel Guides
"Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable worldwide travel guide. So far we have 20,165 destination guides and other articles written and edited by Wikitravellers from around the globe."
"Yahoo! Answers is a new way to find and share information. You can ask questions on any topic, get answers from real people, and share your insights and experience."
"Health.com and Health Magazine provide up-to-date news and information about medicine, wellness, diet, nutrition, fitness, recipes, and weight-loss. Health.com combines expert medical information with the insights of real patients."
Geni: Free Family Tree
"Geni is the fast, free, fun way to create your family tree with your relatives and stay in touch. Free unlimited photo and video sharing."
U.S. Census Bureau: Labor Day 2009: September 7
"The first observance of Labor Day is believed to have been a parade of 10,000 workers on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, organized by Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary. By 1893, more than half the states were observing a 'Labor Day' on one day or another, and Congress passed a bill to establish a federal holiday in 1894. President Grover Cleveland signed the bill soon afterward, designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day."
National Do Not Call Registry
"The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free."
Exploring the Digital Vaults is easy. You can browse through the hundreds of photographs, documents, and film clips and discover the connection between some of the National Archives' most treasured records.
Hubble Opens New Eyes on the Universe
"Astronomers declared NASA's Hubble Space Telescope a fully rejuvenated observatory with the September 9, 2009 release of observations from four of its six operating science instruments. Topping the list of new views are colorful, multi-wavelength pictures of far-flung galaxies, a densely packed star cluster, an eerie 'pillar of creation,' and a 'butterfly' nebula. Hubble's suite of new instruments allows it to study the universe across a wide swath of the light spectrum, from ultraviolet all the way to near-infrared. In addition, scientists released spectroscopic observations that slice across billions of light-years to probe the cosmic-web structure of the universe and map the distribution of elements that are fundamental to life as we know it."
The September 11 Digital Archive
"The September 11 Digital Archive uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath. The Archive contains more than 150,000 digital items, a tally that includes more than 40,000 emails and other electronic communications, more than 40,000 first-hand stories, and more than 15,000 digital images." Related site: National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
"Over 1 million properties - including pre-foreclosure, bank foreclosures, for sale by owner (FSBO), foreclosed homes via auction, new homes and MLS listings!"
Grandparents Day 2009: Sept. 13
"Grandparents Day was the brainchild of Marian McQuade of Fayette County, W.Va., who hoped that such an observance might persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage of their grandparents. President Jimmy Carter signed the first presidential proclamation in 1978 - and one has been issued each year since - designating the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. The first official observance was Sept. 9, 1979. In honor of our nation's grandparents, the Census Bureau presents an array of data about these unsung role models and caregivers."
Cell phones and radiation: 10 best and 10 worst
"Four billion people around the globe own cell phones. As the market for new devices has grown, so have concerns about the safety of cell phone radiation. The Environmental Working Group has created this user-friendly interactive online guide to cell phone emissions, covering over 1,000 phones currently on the market."
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."
MedLinePlus: Child Abuse
This site from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health provides resources about child abuse and neglect. Areas covered include diagnosis, symptoms, treatment, prevention, coping, research, and statistics.
"Map of the latest alerts on infectious disease around the world. HealthMap brings together disparate data sources to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health."
Top 10 Doctored Photos
Photographers have been manipulating imagery since the medium was invented. Time magazine presents this online photo essay of what it calls the 'Top 10 Doctored Photos.'
"The premier federal, state and local directory of official government and court web sites. Includes links to all branches of federal and state government, including counties, municipalities, cities, and townships."
AOL City Guide
"Searching for local restaurants, bars, nightclubs, events and concerts? CityGuide can help. Find popular searches, local reviews, ratings and tips in dining, nightlife and activities. Share your own opinions and write a user review for your favorite places to eat and drink."
NASA Image of the Day
Stunning images from NASA including a comprehensive Image Gallery that archives previous daily selections. Related site: NASA Home Page.
U.S. Census: Recession had sweeping effect on US life
"The recession is profoundly disrupting American life: More people are delaying marriage and home-buying, turning to carpools yet getting stuck in ever-worse traffic, staying put rather than moving to new cities. A broad array of U.S. census data, released September 21, also shows a dip in the foreign-born population last year, to under 38 million after it reached an all-time high in 2007." Related site: Census Bureau Releases 2008 American Community Survey Data.
Anatomy of the Human Body
"The Bartleby.com edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings - many in color - from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn."
Consumer Price Index
The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.
"Zillow provides free real estate information. Search homes for sale, home prices, home values, recently sold homes, mortgage rates, and more." Related site: Realtor.com.
"EarthCam is the leading network of live webcams and offers the most comprehensive search engine of internet cameras from around the world. EarthCam also creates and produces live webcasts in addition to providing complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming video camera systems for its consumers and corporate clients."
Listverse: Ultimate Top 10 Lists
"We are focused on lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser-known trivia. Every day we present a new unique list in any one of our twenty-two categories, from art to travel."
US. Department of Defense Home Page
"On behalf of the Secretary of Defense and Deputy Secretary of Defense, we welcome you to DefenseLINK. DefenseLINK is the official web site for the Department of Defense and the starting point for finding U.S. military information online."
"Mayo Clinic offers award-winning medical and health information and tools for healthy living. Mayo Clinic's three main Web sites provide information and services from the world's first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group medical practice. Manage your health with information and tools that reflect the expertise of Mayo's 3,400 physicians and scientists, learn how to access medical services, and discover Mayo's medical research and education offerings."
How to Change Browser Text Size or Colors
This site by the Web Accessibility Initiative, is designed to let you change the text size, text and background colors, and other display settings through standard browser settings. This page shows you how to use some of these browser display settings.
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