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- Samuel Johnson
DATE SITE OF THE DAY
U.S. Census Bureau: Labor Day 2014: Sept. 1
"The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. That celebration inspired similar events across the country, and by 1894 more than half the states were observing a "working men's holiday" on one day or another. Later that year, with Congress passing legislation and President Grover Cleveland signing the bill on June 29, the first Monday in September was designated "Labor Day." This national holiday is a creation of the labor movement in the late 19th century and pays tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers."
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
"Test your knowledge! Can you identify geographic features viewed from space? Each year, in honor of Geography Awareness Week, the National Air and Space Museum hosts the Geography From Space quiz."
Zap2it:What to Watch. Where to Watch It.
Visit Zap2it for TV listings, Nielsen ratings, TV show guides and news about your favorite TV shows, plus movies, movie times, theaters, trailers, photos and more."
iTools: Use the best tools
"The best tools from across the web - Use one and switch to another tool with a click. Tools to look up, to translate, to convert, to find anything."
Kelley Blue Book: New and Used Car Prices and Values
"Let Kelley Blue Book help you find the right car today! Begin your car search at kbb.com, The Trusted Resource. What's your car worth? Research car quotes, photos, videos, reviews, and more from the automotive industry experts. Blue Book Values you can trust."
Google: LIFE Photo Archive
"Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google."
Newseum: Today's Front Pages
"Through a special agreement with more than 800 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum displays these front pages each day on its website. The front pages are in their original, unedited form, and some may contain material that is deemed objectionable to some visitors. Discretion is advised."
"The latest online activity of Congress members. This site keeps track of members of Congress through Twitter, YouTube, and hundreds of news sources, with clean feeds that are updated every 20 seconds. Search for a zip code, state, or name to find a member. The site also lists Web sites, e-mail addresses, and phone number for members of Congress."
Academic Earth: Free Online College Courses from Top Universities
"Over 750 free online college courses and lectures are available from MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Berkeley and more. A world of learning is just a click away!"
U.S. Census Bureau: Data Visualization Center
"The Census Bureau is working to increase our use of visualization in making data available to the public, and this gallery is an early part of that effort. The first posted visualizations will pertain largely to historical population data, building on prior work done to portray historical changes in the growth and redistribution of the U.S. population. For later visualizations, the topics will expand beyond decennial census data to include the full breadth of Census Bureau data sets and subject areas, from household and family dynamics, to migration and geographic mobility, to economic indicators."
National September 11 Memorial and Museum
"The 9/11 Memorial is located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex, and occupies approximately half of the 16-acre site. The 9/11 Memorial features two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools, each about an acre in size, set within the footprints of the original twin towers."
U.S. Department of Transportation: Distracted Driving
"Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways. In 2012 alone, 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes. The U.S. Department of Transportation is leading the effort to stop texting and cell phone use behind the wheel. Since 2009, we have held two national distracted driving summits, banned texting and cell phone use for commercial drivers, encouraged states to adopt tough laws, and launched several campaigns to raise public awareness about the issue. Distraction.gov is your resource for learning more about distracted driving. Get the facts, get involved, and help us keep America's roadways safe."
Open Yale Courses
"Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn. All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio, and text transcript formats. Registration is not required. No course credit, degree, or certificate is available through the Open Yale Courses webs"
Coupons at Checkout
"Simplify your online couponing experience. During checkout it will remind, show, and automatically enter coupon codes for you with a single click. No more searching. No more copying and pasting codes." Related site: Refdesk: Coupons Online.
"Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com."
LiveScience: Science News
"Groundbreaking developments in science, space, technology, health, the environment, our culture and history."
Investopedia: Educating the World About Finance
"Investopedia is a premiere resource for investing education, personal finance, market analysis and free trading simulators. With a comprehensive financial dictionary, exam preparation materials and active trading strategies, Investopedia is a leading destination for investors of all stages."
NASA: HubbleSite Gallery
"Capture the extraordinary. Explore the universe through Hubble's eye, and witness the most dangerous, spectacular and mysterious depths of the cosmos. View an expansive collection of Hubble Images: planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more."
"Free site with more than 100 practical study skills articles in English and Spanish, more than 1000 study skills tips, and self-assessments with recommendations."
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