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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
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How Spam Works
Where does all of this spam e-mail (also known as 'unsolicited commercial e-mail') come from? Why is there so much of it? Is there any way to stop it? This How Stuff Works article answers these questions and many others about spam.
How Firewalls Works
Basically, a firewall is a barrier to keep destructive forces away from your property. In fact, that's why its called a firewall. Its job is similar to a physical firewall that keeps a fire from spreading from one area to the next. As you read through this HowStuffWorks article, you will learn more about firewalls, how they work and what kinds of threats they can protect you from.
Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs
Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs is a public education project of Consumers Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports. Consumers Union is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace and to empower consumers as they buy products and services.
Gapminder is a non-profit venture developing information technology for provision of free statistics in new visual and animated ways. Goal: enable you to make sense of the world by having fun with statistics. Method: turn boring data into enjoyable interactive animations using Flash technology.
Yahoo! Answers is an online community where you can ask questions on a range of topics, from the serious to the purely fun, and get answers from real people. Or you might help others by answering their burning questions. Either way, you have the chance to share ideas and information with millions of Yahoo! users about politics, sports, health, or whatever else interests you.
Smithsonian Photography Initiative
Welcome to the Smithsonian Photography Initiative. With this website and other innovative programs to come, we hope to open new doors for you - both to the Smithsonian's extraordinary collections of photographs and to an understanding of the integral roles photographs play in our lives.
The Newseum: Front Pages
The Newseum displays these daily newspaper front pages in their original, unedited form. Some front pages may contain material that is objectionable to some visitors. Viewer discretion is advised.
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition
For hundreds of different types of jobs - such as teacher, lawyer, and nurse - the Occupational Outlook Handbook tells you: the training and education needed; earnings; expected job prospects; what workers do on the job, and working conditions. In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more.
US News Health Articles
Health articles by the U.S. News & World Report on diseases, medication, nutrition, and aging.
This database offers constitutions, charters, amendments, and other related documents. Nations of the world are linked to their constitutional text posted somewhere on the Internet.
The Brain Matters
This site from the American Academy of Neurology Foundation will help you better understand common disorders of the brain, as well as learn about people living with the disorders. The information was prepared by neurologists-doctors with specialized training in diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system.
American Currency Exhibit
Money hasn't always looked like it does today. Explore the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's American Currency Exhibit online and watch history come alive as you step back in time to our nation's beginning. Learn how our country's rich history is closely tied with our currency. Discover the role the Federal Reserve has played--and continues to play--in that history.
The New 7 Wonders
View them all in 360 degree interactive panoramas from internationally known panorama photographers.
NASA GRIN: Great Images in NASA
GRIN is a collection of over a thousand images of significant historical interest scanned at high-resolution in several sizes. This collection is intended for the media, publishers, and the general public looking for high-quality photographs. For a site tutorial, see: How to Use GRIN.
This site presents complete and current profiles of U.S. cities. Information available includes: stats about residents (race, income, ancestries, education, employment...), geographical data, state profiles, crime data, housing, businesses, birthplaces of famous people, political contributions, city government employment, weather, hospitals, schools, libraries, houses, airports, radio and TV stations, zip codes, area codes, and much more.
With Picnik you can quickly edit all your online photos from one place. It's the easiest way on the Web to fix underexposed photos, remove red-eye, or apply effects to your photos. It's fast, easy, and fun.
HubbleSite - Entire Collection
Spectacular color pictures of stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae and more.
A collection of web sites that feature Brain Teasers, from Internet4Classrooms.com.
Fraud: Recognize it. Report it. Stop it.
Fraud by telephone, Internet and mail is a serious international problem. It steals your money, your identity and even your self-respect. Protect yourself by learning to recognize fraud. Related site: Top Consumer Fraud Complaints in 2007.
Ask Oxford: Ask the Experts
Trouble with grammar, spelling, and usage? Ask the English language experts at Oxford University Press, browse the FAQs, and use the jargon buster.... We have built a database of some of the questions sent in to the Oxford Word and Language Service team, so it is likely that if your question is a fairly broad one on grammar, usage, or words then it will be answered here. Simply choose a category and then browse the list of questions.
"We started Military.com in 1999 to revolutionize the way the 30 million Americans with military affinity stay connected and informed. Today, we're the largest military and veteran membership organization - 8 million members strong. Military.com's free membership connects service members, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service - government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more. The newest service from this Website is entitled Buddy Finder and allows users to search over 8 million records for information about a veteran. But NOTE: free registration if required to use this service."
Minimum Wage Laws in the United States
On May 25, President Bush signed a spending bill that, among other things, amended the FLSA to increase the federal minimum wage in three steps: to $5.85 per hour effective July 24, 2007; to $6.55 per hour effective July 24, 2008; and to $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. A separate provision of the bill brings about phased increases to the minimum wage in the CNMI and American Samoa, with the goal of bringing the minimum wage in those locations up to the general federal minimum wage over a number of years. This site provides the current minimum wage for workers in each state of Union.
Pet Health 101
Pet Health 101 is a pet health & behavior information site written by pharmacists and veterinarians. Topics include arthritis, fleas & ticks, heartworms, skin problems, and pet diseases. The site contains information on grooming, spaying, nutrition, training you pets as well as discussing all the major types of diseases that can overtake your animal.
Time Magazine Archive
TIME Archives allows users to search past covers, articles and TIME Magazine back issues. The keyword search engine at this site allows users to search for articles or covers within a date range. In addition, a user can browse the database by 'pre-selected' topics which Time terms 'Collections.'
DoItYourself.com is the leading independent home improvement and home repair website. It has been repeatedly honored among the Best on the Web, and was named "One of the Top 50 Sites in the World" by Time Magazine. In addition to its extraordinarily broad list of topics, it operates the most active home improvement forums on the Internet, enabling consumers to get personalized advice from professionals in over 100 subjects.
Federal Citizen Information Center
For over 35 years, the Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) has been a trusted one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services. Consumers can get the information they need in three ways: by calling toll-free 1 (800) FED-INFO, through printed publications, or through information posted on FCIC's family of websites.
Yahoo! Directory: What's New
Daily (Monday through Friday) picks by Yahoo! staff of their favorite web sites.
Providing easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers. A service of the National Agricultural Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Minimum Wage Laws in the States - January 1, 2008
This Website has been created to by staff at the U.S. Department of Labor. It documents the Minimum wage in each of the contiguous United States, as well as for Alaska, Hawaii and the protectorate states.
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