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FEMA: Coastal Flood Risks
"This homepage houses all resources and mapping information related to coastal flood risks and mapping for all stakeholder groups in coastal communities nationwide. Historically, cities, towns and villages are settled around ports along the nation's coastlines, providing individuals and families opportunities for trade, jobs and transportation, recreation and relaxation. These areas are extremely important to our nation, with great economic, historic and cultural significance."
FBI: Crime in the United States, 2013
"Crime in the United States, 2013, presents data tables containing information on the topics listed below. Data users can download Microsoft Excel spreadsheets of the data tables and Adobe PDFs of most of the text. Offenses Known to Law Enforcement - Includes information about violent crime offenses (murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) and property crime offenses (burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson)."
"Breaking science news and articles on global warming, extrasolar planets, stem cells, bird flu, autism, nanotechnology, dinosaurs, evolution - the latest discoveries in astronomy, anthropology, biology, chemistry, climate and environment, computers, engineering, health and medicine, math, physics, psychology, technology, and more - from the world's leading universities and research organizations."
"Map Stack makes designing maps free, easy, and fun. Assemble a selection of different map layers like backgrounds, satellite imagery, terrain, roads or labels. Tweak Photoshop-like controls like colors, masks, opacity and brightness to make a map your own. Share your map with a link or Pinterest or Tumblr."
"Tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done."
"Google's free online language translation service instantly translates text and web pages."
Barnes and Noble: Top 100 Bestsellers
"Top selling books organized by subjects and categories."
"Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com."
Body Mass Index Calculator
"Knowing your BMI is important, because the number indicates whether or not your weight is a threat to your health. The higher the BMI, the more health risks that you incur."
U. S. Census Bureau
"Learn how U.S. Census serve the public as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy."
Kelly Blue Book
"Let Kelley Blue Book help you find the right car today! Begin your car search at kbb.com, The Trusted Resource. Whats your car worth? Research car quotes, photos, videos, reviews, and more from the automotive industry experts. Blue Book Values you can trust."
"Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research."
"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."
100 Milestone Documents
"The following is a list of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965."
PayScale: College Salary Report
"Choosing a college and deciding to get a degree are big decisions, so do your homework and choose the degree and school that will set you up for the career of your dreams. PayScale's College Salary Report ranks undergraduate and 2-year colleges by the highest earning graduates."
"Choose your flight from a simple list of results, explore destinations on a map, and find travel dates with the lowest fare with Flight Search."
"Click the state you're interested in below for quick access to a variety of state specific facts and other useful information. Hover over the state in order to see its abbreviation and capital city."
"Find out what any acronym, abbreviation, or initialism stands for. 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."
Social Security: Actuarial Life Table
"A period life table is based on the mortality experience of a population during a relatively short period of time. Here we present the 2011 period life table for the Social Security area population. For this table, the period life expectancy at a given age is the average remaining number of years expected prior to death for a person at that exact age, born on January 1, using the mortality rates for 2011 over the course of his or her remaining life."
Homeland Security: Check Airport Wait Times
"Travelers can find a wealth of information including crowd-sourced airport security wait times at our mobile My TSA application. Here, you will be able to check and post airport delays reported by fellow travelers in real time, confirm what items you can bring through security and review other tips for travelers from TSA. Those crossing land borders can consult the Border Wait Time application, which is available for mobile phones and also features RSS feeds."
"Federal law allows you to: Get a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company. Ensure that the information on all of your credit reports is correct and up to date."
CIA: The World Factbook
"The World Factbook, produced for US policymakers and coordinated throughout the US Intelligence Community, marshals facts on every country, dependency, and geographic entity in the world. We share this information with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies. The Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities."
NOLO: Free Dictionary of Law Terms and Legal Definitions
"Find plain-English definitions for legal terms by browsing Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary. You can also purchase Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary as a downloadable eBook or as a paperback."
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."
Encyclopedia of Life
'The Encyclopedia of Life is an unprecedented effort to gather scientific knowledge about all animal and plant life where pictures, information, facts, and more."
Rent.com: Apartment Finder
"Apartment rentals and houses for rent. Search millions of apartments for rent with the Rent.com apartment guide. Rent homes, cheap apartments, condos, and townhouses."
"We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding."
Mayo Clinic: First Aid Guide
"First aid information from Mayo Clinic for use during a medical emergency."
"Companies have more phone numbers and contact options than ever. GetHuman shows you how to get through fastest. Start by searching for a company, product, or organization."
Library of Congress
"The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items. The collections include books, sound recordings, motion pictures, photographs, maps, and manuscripts."
Zillow: Mortgage Calculator
"Use this calculator to estimate your monthly mortgage payment, including taxes and insurance. Simply enter the price of the home, your down payment, and details about the home loan to calculate your payment breakdown, schedule, and more."
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