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- Samuel Johnson
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"BookBub is a free service that helps millions of readers discover great deals on acclaimed ebooks while providing publishers and authors with a way to drive sales and find new fans. Members receive a personalized daily email alerting them to the best free and deeply discounted titles matching their interests as selected by our editorial team. BookBub works with all major ebook retailers and devices, and is the industry's leading ebook price promotion service."
Internet Live Stats
"Watch the Internet as it grows in real time and monitor social media usage: Internet users, websites, blog posts, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest users. Visualize the total number of emails, Google searches, YouTube videos, Tumblr posts, Instagram photos, in 1 second. Historical trends, statistics, infographics and live data visualization."
"Worldometers is run by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world. We have no political, governmental, or corporate affiliation."
"Free online dictionaries - Spanish, French, Italian, German and more. Conjugations, audio pronunciations and forums for your questions."
World Digital Library
"The World Digital Library provides free access to manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other important cultural documents from all countries and cultures, in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish."
Wolfram|Alpha: Computational Knowledge Engine
"Wolfram|Alpha 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."
"Since 2003: the original free, crowdsourced travel guide with 300,000 writer/travelers visiting every day. Come add a listing right now."
Who's Alive and Who's Dead
"Welcome to Who's Alive and Who's Dead - the web site dedicated to helping you find out which of the noted celebrities of our time are with us, and which ones have died."
NAUPA: The Foremost Authority on Unclaimed Property
"The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Association of State Treasurers and the Council of State Governments. Search for and claim forgotten money that may be due you from the official government agencies. Go directly to a government unclaimed property program by clicking on a state, territory, or province from the map or drop box below. You should search in every state where you have lived."
"Whichbook is a unique site for choosing what to read. Whichbook offers choices which are not available anywhere else - mood, emotion, plot shape, type of main character, country the book is set in."
U.S. Census Bureau: Veteran's Day 2015: Nov. 11, 2015
Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking 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 Arlington, Va.
"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." Related site: Refdesk: Do-It-Yourself Resources.
"Weather Underground provides local and long range Weather Forecast, weather reports, maps and tropical weather conditions for locations worldwide."
"Wordnik is a new way to discover meaning. Wordnik shows definitions from multiple sources, so you can see as many different takes on a word's meaning as possible."
Meriam-Webster: Visual Dictionary Online
"Welcome to the Visual Dictionary Online, the dictionary with a new point of view. A quick glance at the index is all it takes to connect words with images. Explore the 15 major themes to access more than 6,000 images and see words like never before."
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
"Home page of the United States Patent and Trademark Office's main web site."
XE Currency Converter
"Calculate live currency and foreign exchange rates with this free currency converter. You can convert currencies and precious metals with this currency calculator."
"Unbiased hotel reviews, photos and travel advice for hotels and vacations - Compare prices with just one click."
U.S. Dept. of Labor: Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Planning
"This online version of Taking The Mystery Out Of Retirement Planning includes interactive worksheets that you complete as you read each chapter. You can download the fully illustrated 62-page Adobe PDF narrative or call toll free 866-444-3272 to order copies."
StillTasty.com: Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide
"StillTasty.com has comprehensive information about how long you can keep thousands of foods and beverages."
George Mason University: STATS - We Check Out the Numbers Behind the News
"Since its founding in 1994, the non-profit, non-partisan Statistical Assessment Service - STATS - has become a much-valued resource on the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media. Our goals are to correct scientific misinformation in the media and in public policy resulting from bad science, politics, or a simple lack of information or knowledge; and to act as a resource for journalists and policy makers on major scientific issues and controversies."
"Sometimes you don't understand your teacher, your textbooks make no sense, and you have to read sixteen chapters by tomorrow. SparkNotes is a resource you can turn to when you're confuzzled. We help you understand books, write papers, and study for tests. We're clear and concise, but we never leave out important info."
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."
"The ultimate source for airplane seating, in-flight amenities, flights shopping and airline information."
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