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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
U.S. Census Bureau: American FactFinder
"American FactFinder is your source for population, housing, economic and geographic data from Census 2000, the 1990 Decennial Census, the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses, the American Community Survey, and the Population Estimates Program."
USA.gov: Contact Government
USA.gov: Contact Elected Officials - Locate e-mail and mailing addresses, phone numbers, and more for your local, state, and federal officials."
"Your Dictionary is a free online dictionary that offers definition search from Webster's dictionary for word meanings and thesaurus. Use this dictionary search as a crossword or scrabble dictionary. Also find legal dictionary, technical words, glossary, foreign language translation, medical dictionary, and rhyming dictionary lists."
CIA: The World Factbook
"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map."
"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."
Yahoo Education: Conversion Calculator
"Convert weights and measures, area, length, volume, weight, and mass between the English system and the metric system on Yahoo! Education."
Mayo Clinic: First Aid Guide
"First aid information from the Mayo Clinic to help you during a medical emergency."
"Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and culture at Wired.com."
Kelley Blue Book
"Kelley Blue Book is the trusted resource for prices, values and expert and consumer reviews on new and used cars. Before buying or selling your next car, visit KBB.com."
U.S. Dept of Labor: Occupational Outlook Handbook
"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; working conditions. In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and more. You can also view frequently asked questions about the Handbook."
"Find the best free genealogy resources for beginners and experts alike at GenealogySpot.com. Search for ancestors, build your family tree and much more."
FindHow: The How-to Search Engine
"FindHow, the How-To search engine, brings trust back into the equation by focusing on indexing only high-quality How-To's, typically from well-known, recognized brand names or individuals. Many of these sources (often companies, government entities, or educational institutions) have other motives for providing information besides pure profits, and most have trusted, off-line brand name reputations to protect - which encourages them to focus on providing trustworthy and high-quality information."
AreaVibes: City Guides, Date and Demographics
"Explore city guides with useful information, photos, reviews and city data with demographics."
Census Bureau: Valentine's Day 2011: Feb. 14
"Valentine's Day is traditionally a day in which people express their love to one another by presenting gifts, such as cards, candy, flowers and other symbols of love or affection. Opinions differ as to who was the original Valentine but the most popular theory is that he was a clergyman who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome. In A.D. 496, Pope Gelasius I declared Feb. 14 as Valentine Day. Through the centuries, the Christian holiday became a time to exchange love messages, and St.Valentine became the patron saint of lovers. Esther Howland, a native of Massachusetts, is given credit for selling the first mass-produced valentine cards in the 1840s. The spirit of love continues today with even young children exchanging valentine's cards with their fellow classmates."
ComputerWorld: Should you get the Verizon iPhone 4?
"Thousands (or even millions) of people are strongly considering the purchase of the second coming of the iPhone 4 - the one powered by Verizon. But what might have been a slam-dunk decision a year ago isn't quite so clear cut now. This ComputerWorld article examines the pros and cons of the Verizon iPhone 4."
"At Yahoo! Finance, you get free stock quotes, up to date news, portfolio management resources, international market data, message boards, and mortgage rates that help you manage your financial life."
PC Magazine Online
"PC Magazine is your complete guide to PC computers, peripherals and upgrades. We test and review computer- and Internet-related products and services, report technology news and trends, and provide shopping advice and price comparisons."
ScTech Daily Review
"An updated review of science and technology news - the latest trends, breakthroughs, reviews, analysis and information."
US News: Top American Hospitals
"We combed through 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties and 10 pediatric specialties to help you find the one that's best for you and your family."
Barnes and Noble: Daily Top Ten Books by Subject
"Get the Top 10 Bestsellers for more than 300 Book Subjects - Updated Daily! : Start with a basic category, or jump right down into one of dozens of subjects for each category."
Christian Science Monitor: President's Day Quiz
"When most people hear the phrase 'President's Day'; they think 'car sales.' But you may not know that President's Day is also about something else: presidents. Look carefully, and you'll see that it's right there in the name. How much do you know about the nation's highest office? Take our quiz to find out."
Time Magazine: Quotes of the Day
Top new quotes of the day from Time Magazine.
Federal News Service
"Federal News Service provides verbatim transcripts of the complete hearing testimony of Congress committees and subcommittees; public speeches and interviews of the President, White House; State Department, Defense Department and Justice Department briefings; press conferences and statements of international leaders visiting Washington; Presidential campaign debates and much more."
Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index
"A new national daily pulse of individual and collective health and well-being. What combination of factors impacts a life's fulfillment and well-being? Is it health, work, stress, marriage, friends, money, or does where you live make a difference? Today, we are closer to knowing the answers as a million people have spoken through the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index."
"Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps."
Newseum: Today's 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."
Earth Science Picture of the Day
"The Earth Science Picture of the Day highlights the diverse processes and phenomena which shape our planet and our lives. EPOD will collect and archive photos, imagery, graphics, and artwork with short explanatory captions and links exemplifying features within the Earth system. The community is invited to contribute digital imagery, short captions and relevant links."
Time Magazine: Today in Pictures
"See stunning pictures of today's events. Time.com's daily photo gallery updates with news photos, funny pictures, beautiful photography and celebrity pics."
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