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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
US. Dept. of Labor: Occupational Outlook Handbook
"The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the government's premier source of career guidance featuring hundreds of occupations - such as carpenters, teachers, and veterinarians. Revised every 2 years, the latest version contains employment projections for the 2012-22 decade."
"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."
U.S. Postal Service
"Welcome to USPS.com. Find information on our most convenient and affordable shipping and mailing services. Use our quick tools to find locations, calculate prices, look up a Zip Code, and get Track & Confirm info."
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."
Census Bureau: Labor Day 2016: Sept. 5
"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. The parade inspired similar events across the country, and by 1894 more than half the states were observing a 'workingmen'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.' "
Brain Facts: Explore the Brain and Mind
"BrainFacts.org is a public information initiative of The Kavli Foundation, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and the Society for Neuroscience. It is an authoritative source of information about the brain and nervous system for the public. Visit us for facts about the brain."
CIA: Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments
"The Central Intelligence Agency publishes and updates the online directory of Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments weekly. The directory is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid and includes as many governments of the world as is considered practical, some of them not officially recognized by the United States. Regimes with which the United States has no diplomatic exchanges are indicated by the initials NDE."
"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.
Thesaurus.com: Find Synonyms and Antonyms of Words
"Thesaurus.com - the largest and most trusted free online thesaurus brought to you by Dictionary.com. Quickly find synonyms and antonyms."
"Encyclopedia.com has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations."
U.S. Census Bureau: National Grandparents Day 2016: Sept. 11
"In 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation, declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. This day has been celebrated every year since to honor our nation's grandparents. The U.S. Census Bureau presents statistics about their role in our society."
NASA Earth Observatory: Image of the Day
"The Earth Observatory's mission is to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about the environment, Earth systems, and climate that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and models." Related site:
U.S. Inflation Calculator
"The US Inflation Calculator measures the buying power of the dollar over time. Just enter any two dates between 1913 and 2015, an amount, and click 'Calculate'."
OneLook Dictionary Search
"Think of this web site as a search engine for words and phrases: If you have a word for which you'd like a definition, we'll quickly shuttle you to the web-based dictionaries that define that word. If you don't know the right word to use, we'll help you find it. No word is too obscure: More than 19 million words in more than 1000 online dictionaries are indexed by the OneLook search engine."
USA.gov: Replace Your Vital Records
"Find out how to replace vital documents, such as birth certificates, Social Security cards, and more."
WebMD Symptom Checker
"The WebMD Symptom Checker is designed to help you understand what your medical symptoms could mean, and provide you with the trusted information you need to help make informed decisions in your life for better health."
"Links to on-line Smithsonian Resources from Art to Zoology."
Social Security Retirement Estimator
"The Retirement Estimator produces estimates that are based on your actual Social Security earnings record."
GettyImages: The LIFE Picture Collection
"Tap into some of the world's most recognizable imagery, from one of the truly iconic magazine archives of the 20th century. The collection documents past cultural and political events, as well as the celebrities who helped shape our modern world - perfect for creating retrospectives and adding respected historical reference to your coverage."
"Panoramio is a community-powered site for exploring places through photography: cities, natural wonders, or anywhere you might go. Panoramio is a showcase for the talents of its contributors, a place to see the world, and a community where members determine the content. Panoramio photos don't contain commercial messages."
"Welcome to Epicurious. We are happy to offer you the very best recipes, cooking features, and video how-tos on the Web."
"CardsThatGive.org makes it easy to find holiday greeting cards from dozens of worthy charitable organizations. This non-profit site provides links to charities ranging from child welfare groups to museums, from hospitals to environmental organizations. All of the charities included on the site sell holiday cards to help support their important work."
"Fast, free, thorough home search on America's most popular web portal, covering real estate, apartments, mortgages, school data, and home improvement ideas."
"Find and buy tickets: concerts, sports, arts, theater, broadway shows, family events at Ticketmaster.com."
Kiplinger: 10 Best Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree
"Making an expensive investment in your education isn't the only way to get ahead professionally. After analyzing data for 784 occupations, we pinpointed 10 high-paying jobs in expanding fields that don't require a college degree. All of these jobs call for some additional training, certification or work experience to get started - and in truth having a college degree could boost your competitive advantage and earnings potential - but none requires a bachelor's to ensure career success."
"Welcome to FactRetriever.com. We are a group of scholars and philomaths who love sharing knowledge that both amuses and educates. Our commitment to sharing the highest quality of facts on the Web requires an absolute adherence to integrity, curiosity, and originality. To this end, we carefully cite and evaluate each of our articles for accuracy and veracity. Please explore our site, enjoy it, and let us know how we can help you."
"Compare millions of prices from the most trusted stores and auctions."
Mayo Clinic: Symptom Checker
"Explore possible causes for your medical symptoms."
"Global weekly journal of research which serves the scientific community as a forum for the presentation and discussion of important issues related to the advancement of science."
"MapQuest provides interactive maps and driving directions for cities and towns worldwide. Also provides road trip planner, addresses, and phone number finder."
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