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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
The Grocery Game
"A Weekly List of the lowest-priced groceries at your local stores."
"Medicare.gov is a consumer beneficiary Website that provides access to information about Medicare, Medicare health plans, contact information and publications, as well as information about health care fraud and abuse and nursing homes."
Coping With a Disaster or Traumatic Event
"The effects of a disaster, terrorist attack, or other public health emergency can be long-lasting, and the resulting trauma can reverberate even with those not directly affected by the disaster. This page provides general strategies for promoting mental health and resilience. These strategies were developed by various organizations based on experiences in prior disasters. Site produced by the Centers fo Disease Control and Prevention."
"Discovery News digs deep into our world's mysteries. Join us to explore current events and uncover the science behind the headlines. We Dig. You Discover."
U;S Census Bureau: Super Bowl XLVI
'Super Bowl XLVI will be played Feb. 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, which will be the first time the Super Bowl has been played in Indiana. Indianapolis is the northernmost city in the United States to host the Super Bowl since Detroit hosted Super Bowl XL in 2006. To commemorate this occasion, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts examining the demographics of the host city, as well as the cities represented by the contenders, in this year's edition of our nation's most celebrated sporting event. Super Bowl XLVI is a rematch of the classic Super Bowl XLII in which the Giants upset the undefeated Patriots." Related site: Super Bowl Ads.
Forbes: America's Most Miserable Cities, 2012
"We looked at 10 factors for the 200 largest metro areas and divisions in the U.S. Some are serious, like violent crime, unemployment rates, foreclosures, taxes (income and property), home prices and political corruption. Other factors we included are less weighty, like commute times, weather and how the area's pro sports teams did. While sports, commuting and weather can be considered trivial by many, they can be the determining factor in the level of misery for a significant number of people."
TIME: Pictures of the Week
"Archived since 2001, includes several photo montages of what's in the news."
Social Security Benefit Calculator
"Use any of the calculators on this Social Security site to estimate your potential benefit amounts using different retirement dates and levels of future earnings. The calculators will show your retirement benefits as well as disability and survivor benefit amounts if you should become disabled or die."
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
"Find definitions, spellings, and word suggestions in this free online searchable dictionary that features over 200,000 entries, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, and 900 full-page color illustrations."
"This site provides health information for the whole family site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organizations representing more than 93,700 family physicians, family practice residents and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP."
MapQuest Gas Prices: Find the Lowest Gas Prices Near You
"This site provides information on gas prices at more than 100,000 stations around the country, as well as the location of stations offering diesel and alternative fuels, gas saving tips and more. Finding gas stations online is one of the many place searches that users can perform with MapQuest's renowned and comprehensive Points of Interest database, which contains more than 15 million places."
wikiHow: The How to Manual that You Can Edit
"wikiHow is a wiki based collaboration to build the world's largest, highest quality how to manual. Our multilingual how to manual has free step-by-step instructions on how to do all types of things."
World Press Photo 2012 winners
"Winners of the World Press Photo contest, which recognizes excellence in photography, were released February 10, 2012. The winners were selected from more than 100,000 entries submitted by more than 5,200 photographers, according to the World Press Photo competition."
U.S.Census Bureau: Valentine's Day 2012: Feb. 14
"Expressing one's love to another is a celebrated custom on Valentine's Day; whereby sweethearts and family members present gifts to one another, such as cards, candy, flowers and other symbols of 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. Esther Howland, a native of Massachusetts, is given credit for selling the first mass-produced valentine cards in the 1840s. The spirit continues today with even young children exchanging valentine's cards with their fellow classmates."
FDIC: Failed Bank List
"The FDIC is often appointed as receiver for failed banks. This page contains useful information for the customers and vendors of these banks. This includes information on the acquiring bank (if applicable), how your accounts and loans are affected, and how vendors can file claims against the receivership. This list includes banks which have failed since October 1, 2000."
HubbleSite: Out of the Ordinary - Out of this World
"The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space-based telescope that was launched in 1990 by the space shuttle. From its position 353 miles (569 km) above Earth's surface, the HST has expanded our understanding of star birth, star death, and galaxy evolution, and has helped move black holes from theory to fact. In its first 15 years, the telescope recorded over 700,000 images. Hubble's view is so spectacular because of its location above Earth's atmosphere."
Mayo Clinic: First-Aid Guide
"Learn how to give first aid in emergency situations; more than 50 topics covered. This is a Mayo Clinic web resource."
"When you're tired of wasting money and time due to phone systems that require you to press 10 or more options in order to reach a real person and spending many minutes or even hours on hold, consult the Get2Human database of secret phone numbers and codes that immediately get an actual, live person on the line for customer service at nearly 1000 major companies."
Gallup-Healthways: Well-Being Index
"A new national daily pulse of individual and collective health and well-being."
NOAAWatch: All-Hazard Monitor
"NOAAWatch offers the latest updates on severe weather and hazardous conditions."
AARP: Free Online Games
"Enjoy free online games, in AARP's game channel. Find games online, such as Sudoku, Crosswords, Puzzles, Solitaire Backgammon, Word games and more!"
StumbleUpon: Discover the Best of the Web
"StumbleUpon is a discovery engine that finds the best of the web, recommended just for you."
Sun/Moon Rise and Set
"The Old Farmer's Almanac features everything that makes an Almanac an Almanac, including its sunrise and sunset times, tide tables, and weather predictions for the entire year."
"Learn how to do just about everything at eHow. Expert Village is now a part of eHow, adding expert How To videos to eHow, the world's most popular place to find How To instructions and articles."
"The best news, videos and pictures on the web as voted on by the Digg community. Breaking news on Technology, Politics, Entertainment, and more!"
Alexa: What's Hot on the Internet
"The most popular pages on the web right now. according to the Alexa Toolbar."
"CNET is the premier destination for tech product reviews, news, price comparisons, free software downloads, daily videos, and podcasts."
"Google Chrome is a fast, simple, more secure browser that helps you make the most of the modern web."
U.S. Census Bureau: American Fact Finder
"American FactFinder is your source for population, housing, economic and geographic information."
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