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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
"My Way is a web portal and search engine like Yahoo!, but without any banners, pop-ups or spam. No ads means more room for our terrific personalized features like weather, news, sports, finance, entertainment and more."
Yahoo Education: Columbia Encyclopedia
"This free online encyclopedia contains over 50,000 entries and more than 84,000 hypertext cross-references covering a wide range of research and reference topics. The Columbia Encyclopedia is one of the most complete and up-to-date electronic encyclopedias ever produced."
Harvard School of Public Health: The Nutrition Source
"The Nutrition Source from Harvard School of Public Health is a nutrition web site designed to get you started down the path toward a healthy diet. A lot of confusing information about nutrition gets batted about in the media and on the Web. The Nutrition Source will cut through all that confusion, providing clear tips for healthy eating and dispelling a few nutrition myths along the way."
"Who2 is a biography website. We research and write profiles of real people, fictional characters, and some figures (like Robin Hood) who may be either. We also profile celebrities who aren't people, like Ham the Chimp and Hal 9000. Now with 3758 biographies of famous people, characters and creatures."
You Tube: Music Discovery Project
""Discover music and create playlists on YouTube."
Stately Knowledge: Facts about the United States
"These web pages will help you find out the basic facts of any state in the Union, including Washington, D.C. Need to know the capital of Alabama? Want to know which hockey teams are in California? How about the size of Montana? All that information is here - and more!"
Holiday Mail for Heroes
"The holiday season is just around the corner and it's time again to start thinking about being part of the 2011 American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes. For a fifth year, American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes are partnering to ensure all Americans have an opportunity to send a touch of home this holiday season to members of our U.S. military, veterans and their families, many of whom will be far away from home this holiday season."
Google Flu Vaccine Finder
"Use the Google Flu Vaccine Finder to find nearby locations offering flu shots or nasal spray flu vaccine. Locations will be added and updated throughout the season."
"Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps."
"PublicRadioFan.com features schedule listings for thousands of public radio stations and programs around the world. Follow the audio links to hear your favorite programs and discover new ones."
FindSounds: Search the Web for Sounds
"FindSounds.com is a free site for finding sound effects on the Web. It is a Web search engine, like Google and Yahoo, but with a focus on sounds. It provides powerful features, yet is simple and easy to use, and suitable for all ages. Note to parents: audio files containing obscenities are filtered out so this site is safe for children."
American Rhetoric: The Power of Oratory in the United States
"Site dedicated to Public Speeches and Speakers of all kinds and includes a Speech Bank, Movie Speeches, Audio Figures of Speech, The Top 100 American Political Speeches of the 20th Century, The Rhetoric of 9-11 and links to Communication Associations and Journals."
Dept. of Homeland Security: Yearbook of Immigration Statistics
"The Yearbook of Immigration Statistics is a compendium of tables that provides data on foreign nationals who, during a fiscal year, were granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., admitted as immigrants or became legal permanent residents), were admitted into the United States on a temporary basis (e.g., tourists, students, or workers), applied for asylum or refugee status, or were naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration law enforcement actions, including alien apprehensions, removals, and prosecutions."
The National Center on Family Homelessness: Homeless Children
"A new report by The National Center on Family Homelessness finds that more than 1.6 million children - or one in 45 children - are homeless annually in America. This represents an increase of 38 percent during the years impacted by the economic recession. The 124-page report, America's Youngest Outcasts 2010, ranks the 50 states from best (1) to worst (50), and offers specific policy solutions. Read the full report and find out where your state ranks."
CDC: The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
"On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, based on a survey conducted in 2010. Over the course of a year, that equals more than 12 million women and men. Those numbers only tell part of the story - more than 1 million women are raped in a year and over 6 million women and men are victims of stalking in a year."
Pixir.com: Free Online Photo Editor
"Pixlr is a free online photo editor. Edit, adjust and filter your images. No registration jump right in!"
The Milky Way Project
"The Milky Way Project aims to sort and measure our galaxy, the Milky Way. Initially we're asking you to help us find and draw bubbles in beautiful infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope."
"Learn about the world by changing the familiar map. Select a subject from the top menu and watch the map resize. A countrys total area no longer represents land mass, but items relevant to the subject."
FitDay: Free Weight Loss and Diet Journal
"Track and analyze your nutrition, weight loss, diet and fitness over the web. Its free and private!"
Time: The 50 Best Websites of 2011
"We honor the scrappy newcomers and established players that make the Web so useful, entertaining and just plain indispensable."
"Get the lowest prices on computers, electronics, furniture, cameras and more. Compare products and find the best deal with PriceGrabber.com."
Harvard School of Public Health
"The Nutrition Source from Harvard School of Public Health is a nutrition web site designed to get you started down the path toward a healthy diet."
National Archives: Digital Vaults
"Exploring the Digital Vaults is easy. You can browse through the hundreds of photographs, documents, and film clips and discover the connection between some of the National Archives' most treasured records."
How Christmas Works
"For hundreds of millions of people around the world, Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year. Have you ever wondered where traditions like Santa Claus come from? Find out at this How Stuff Works site."
U.S. Census Bureau: The 2011 Holiday Season
"The holiday season is a time for gathering and celebrating with friends and family, gift-giving, reflection and thanks. To commemorate this time of year, the U.S. Census Bureau presents the following holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics."
Reuters News: Year in Review 2011
"From revolution across the Arab world to a nuclear disaster in Japan, from the euro zone crisis to a tabloid phone hacking scandal, from Osama bin Laden to Wills and Kate, 2011 was a remarkable year."
Yahoo: 2011 Year in Review
"The Yahoo! Year in Review 2011 highlights the top stories, searches, and trends based on what millions of people worldwide searched for, read, and shared. It is a distinct way to portray a society in motion through people's online behavior."
"WeatherSpark is a new type of weather website, with interactive weather graphs that allow you to pan and zoom through the entire history of any weather station on earth. Get multiple forecasts for the current location, overlaid on records and averages to put it all in context."
National Geographic: Best Wallpapers of 2011
"View and download the most popular wallpapers from 2011, by National Geographic. Best Wallpapers of: 2010 | 2009 | 2008."
Gallup: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Again Top Most Admired List
"Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama continue to be named by Americans as the Most Admired Woman and Most Admired Man living today in any part of the world. Clinton has been the Most Admired Woman each of the last 10 years, and Obama has been the Most Admired Man four years in a row."
Popular New Year's Resolutions
"Suggestions from USA.gov, the official home page for the U.S. government. Drink less alcohol, get fit, quit smoking, volunteer to help others, etc. Each suggestion has links to related government sites."
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