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  1. Best Reviews - "BestReviews is the site to turn to when you're about to buy something. From heated blankets to trampolines to cordless drills, we compare the top products in thousands of categories to give you the most reliable purchasing advice. Their goal is to make it easy for you to pick the best product and be confident in your decision."
  2. - enables users to do a 'universal search' for a name, retrieving data from whichever registrar registered that name.
  3. BrowserWatch - "Web browser news for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Apple's Safari web browsers."
  4. Caltra - Caltra is a project management tool built to help you reach your goals, whether it's hitting the gym or learning to dance. Break your goals down into cards, schedule them, and complete them with Caltra.
  5. Cheltenham Computer Training - Download and preview complete PC training courses for FREE
  6. Cookie Central - Site provides information on Internet 'Cookies.' If you don't know what cookies are this is the place to start.
  7. Charity Navigator: Your Guide to Intelligent Giving - "Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator, provides free ratings of the Financial Health and Accountability and 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."
  8. Department of Homeland Security - "The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 230000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, and our goal is clear - keeping America safe."
  9. Disaster Preparation and Recovery - "Preparing for a disaster can reduce the fear, anxiety and losses that disasters cause. A disaster can be a natural disaster, like a hurricane or tornado. It might also be man-made, like a terrorist attack or chemical spill. You should know the risks and danger signs of different types of disasters. You should also have a disaster plan. Be ready to evacuate your home, and know how to treat basic medical problems. Make sure you have the insurance you need, including special types, like flood insurance."
  10. Excel Productivity Guide - "With this guide, you'll learn some most amazing excel tips to increase your productivity and save a lot of time."
  11. Eisenhower Matrix - "The Eisenhower Matrix, also referred to as Urgent-Important Matrix, helps you decide on and prioritize tasks by urgency and importance, sorting out less urgent and important tasks which you should either delegate or not do at all."
  12. Explore the Net - introductory information on and links to Usenet, FTP, Gophers, Email, Listservs, IRC, WAIS, the Web, HTML, Search Engines, FAQs and more.
  13. Fact Monster: Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Homework Help - Fact Monster is the largest free reference site just for kids! Get homework help and find facts on thousands of subjects, including sports, entertainment, geography, history, biography, education and health.
  14. Find Tutorials - A Web index and search engine dedicated to bringing you the best of the Web's tutorials and online courses.
  15. Free Online Courses and Tutorials - Thousands of links to free online courses, tutorials, tips, tests, and exams.
  16. Glossary of Internet Terms
  17. HeySpace - It is an enhanced team collaboration software that combines a high-level task management system with the advanced chat feature. ... Best of two worlds.
  18. How To Do Things - "Since 2001, their site has brought together a collection of people and informative articles dedicated to solving life’s everyday problems. Their growing online library features advice from experts, knowledgeable hobbyists and enthusiastic amateurs who are serious about saving you time, money, and unnecessary mistakes."
  19. How to Shop for an Internet Service Provider
  20. Internet Web Text
  21. JavaScript Source - "An excellent cut & paste JavaScript library."
  22. ModemHelp - site is designed to help you find answers to your modem questions.
  23. Net Lingo
  24. National Security Archive - "The Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) is an invaluable online collection of more than 100,000 declassified records documenting historic U.S. policy."
  26. NomadPick - "Nomadpick is a curated list of resources and tools for Digital Nomads, Travelers, Backpackers or anyone who is always on the move. Resources to help you find cheap flights, accommodation, coworking spaces to work from, plan your trip, get inspired and much more."
  27. Ownersman - Ownersman provides an easy way to search for your car's owner's manuals with a few quick clicks.
  28. Recall Warnings - This Website by Nolo Press provides Free Recall Warnings and Alerts, Consumer Product Recalls, Baby Product Recalls, Food Recalls, Car and Auto Recalls, Drug Recalls and Tire Recalls.
  29. Security Checklist - This website provides a beginner's checklist for staying safe on the internet. An open source checklist of resources designed to improve your online privacy and security. Check things off to keep track as you go.
  30. Snowhawk's Gateway for Beginners
  31. Social Security Online - "Need to apply for social security benefits? Replace your Medicare card? How about plan your retirement, qualify for disability, or get help with name changes? You can do all these things and more at Social Security Online."
  32. Usenet Info Center Launch Pad - "Help with Usenet"
  33. Webguardian
  34. - Hyper-linked definitions of more than 1,000 Internet and computer related terms
  35. WIRED Guide to the Internet of Things - Lightbulbs, along with refrigerators, coffee makers, microwave ovens, baby monitors, security cameras, speakers, televisions, and thermostats have, in the past few decades, transformed from ordinary objects into conduits for the future. Embedded with sensors that see, hear, and touch the world around them, they can turn physical information into digital data. Collectively, these devices—and there are billions of them around the world—make up the “internet of things.”
  36. Who Is - InterNIC - The InterNIC's Whois service provides a way of finding e-mail addresses, postal addresses and telephone numbers of those who have registered "objects" with the InterNIC. Using Whois, you can also determine whether the domain name you desire is already in use; you can learn who administers a particular site; and you can view a list of a site's name servers.
  37. World Wide Web Home - where it all started...
  38. Zen and the Art of the Net - Full text of this classic book about the Internet and how to negotiate, navigate, and live to tell about it. A must read for all Net 'newbies.'

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