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DATE SITE OF THE DAY
U.S. Census Bureau: Facts for Features: Older Americans Month: May 2016
"President Kennedy first celebrated older Americans by designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month. After a meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens, Kennedy encouraged all Americans to pay tribute to older people across the country. Every President since has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May in support of older Americans. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter's proclamation changed the name to Older Americans Month. This month continues to be a time to celebrate those 65 and older through ceremonies, events and public recognition."
"The fastest way to get customer service by phone, chat, email, or even by having the company call you back. GetHuman has millions of tricks and shortcuts to make sure you get help better and more quickly than ever before. The ultimate customer tool."
Van Gogh Museum Collection
"Step into Van Gogh's world. Discover the world's largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum, featuring masterpieces such as Almond Blossom and The Bedroom."
The Oyez Project: U.S. Supreme Court
"The Oyez Project at Chicago-Kent is a multimedia archive devoted to the Supreme Court of the United States and its work. It aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. The Project also provides authoritative information on all justices and offers a virtual reality Tour of portions of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of some of the justices."
NASA: The Space Place
"The Space Place was started in February 1998 as an education and public outreach project of NASA's New Millennium Program, which continues to be its primary supporter. Its target audience is elementary-school-age kids. We wanted to reach this young audience with the message that science and technology and learning about space are fun and within their grasp. We designed it with a kid-friendly look and feel. It is modular, so visitors can pick and choose different standalone projects or activities that interest them at the moment."
Charity Navigator: Your Guide to Intelligent Giving
"Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator, provides free ratings of the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of thousands of charities. We are the individual donor's first source for unbiased news and information on philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, wise giving, donating money, charitable donations, and charity ratings."
Census Bureau: Data Visualization Gallery
"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."
U.S. Census Bureau: Facts for Figures: Mother's Day: May 8, 2016
Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother's Day observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis became the driving force behind Mother's Day and asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
Reuters: Technology News
"Get the latest technology news, including new product releases, sales figures and tech industry performance information at Reuters.com."
History Channel: Ask History
"Myths debunked, truths revealed and your most burning history questions answered. A History Channel website."
"Discover and share books you love on Goodreads, the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations."
wikiHow: How To Do Anything
"Learn how to do anything with wikiHow, the world's most popular how-to website. Easy, step-by-step, illustrated instructions for everything."
Kaiser Family Foundation: State Health Facts
"State Health Facts provides free, up-to-date, health data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the United States, counties, territories, and other geographies. State Health Facts provides users with the ability to map, rank, trend, and download data. Data come from a variety of public and private sources, including KFF reports, public websites, government surveys and reports, and private organizations."
"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, unveils New, Free, Online Search Tool for Recalls Using Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Has your recalled car been repaired? Your VIN can quickly tell you! NHTSA unveils new, free, online search tool using your Vehicle Identification Number to find out if a recalled vehicle still needs to be fixed. NHTSA Homepage.
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
"A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation."
"Manuals and free owners instruction pdf guides. Find the user manual and the help you need for the products you own at ManualsOnline."
"BookLending.com instantly matches people who want to borrow and lend Kindle books. Always free of charge. Come borrow a book today."
Live Science: Scientific News, Articles and Current Events
"Live Science features groundbreaking developments in science, space, technology, health, the environment, our culture and history."
This Day in Music
"On this day in music, provides information on musicians who where born on this day, like recordings, gigs, deaths, chart positions and significant events on this day."
"Gallup.Com provides data-driven news based on U.S. and world polls, daily tracking and public opinion research. Articles and videos cover news, politics, economy, behavioral economics, wellbeing, world issues, management, and employee engagement."
"With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. Combined with the Acronym Attic, Acronym Finder contains more than 5 million acronyms and abbreviations. You can also search for more than 850,000 US and Canadian postal codes."
Internet Movie Database
"IMDb, the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content." Related site: Movie Review Query Engine.
"Weather forecast, local to international. World class weather radar plus your up to the minute weather report and current conditions."
National Geographic: Maps
"Browse through National Geographic maps online in our print map collection and Atlas Explorer, explore your world with MapMachine, and enjoy map-based editorial features like EarthPulse."
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, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map."
"Edmunds car buying guide lists new car prices, used car prices, car comparisons, car buying advice, car ratings, car values, auto leasing." Related site: CarFax.
NASA on The Commons
"Explore NASA on The Commons. 2,572 photos on Flickr!"
Discover Magazine: Science for the Curious
"Take an exciting adventure with Discover magazine as it reports captivating developments in science, medicine, technology, and the world around us."
Food Safety News
"Food Safety News is a daily news source for information about food recalls, foodborne illness outbreaks, food science, technology, food policy and more. Read Food Safety News to be in the know about food safety."
U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs: Memorial Day
"Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time."
Brain Metrix: Brain Training
"Brain Metrix is an educational website dedicated to brain training programs; you can achieve optimum fitness by visiting your gym, and engaging in a brain fitness program that is both fun and stimulating. Here you stretch and train your brain to the limit, you can train and test your memory or test your reflexes or even your brain creativity and improve it and much more."
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