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- Samuel Johnson
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Federal Communications Commission: Parent's Place
New technologies are changing the landscape of our communications arena almost daily. With an increasing number and variety of communications entering our homes each day, it can be hard for parents and caregivers to monitor, or even track, what children are watching and hearing. While technology has great potential to teach the nation's children, it also has the power to shape their lives and opinions. This FCC Web site offers an array of information to help parents deal with, decipher, and monitor the communications that their children can access.
Calendars through the Ages
This site explores the fascinating history of the human endeavor to organize our lives in accordance with the sun and stars. Many different calendars have been developed over the millennia to help people organize their lives. According to a recent estimate, there are about forty calendars used in the world today, particularly for determining religious dates. Most modern countries use the Gregorian calendar for their official activities.
U.S. Mint 50 State Quarters Program
The 50 State Quarters program, is a program that honors the individual 50 states that comprise the United States through a series of circulating quarters being issued from 1999 - 2008. Related site: 10-Year Schedule of Quarters.
Fourth of July is Independence Day
Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It's a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks, and a reason to fly the American flag. Related site: Fireworks-Related Injuries.
Traditions of the Sun: Ancient Astronomy
It is difficult to understate the importance of the Sun. Its light and warmth provide energy for growing plants, and ultimately makes life itself possible. We invite you to explore this site, to learn about the ancestral Native Americans in New Mexico and the ancient Maya in the Yucatan, while gaining a better understanding of the active Sun, and its importance to them - and, to us.
Welcome to MerckMedicus, one of the most innovative and comprehensive medical resources on the Internet. This advertising-free medical portal for today's healthcare professional combines breaking medical news, a wide variety of online learning resources, cutting-edge diagnostic tools, and even the patient's perspective on the world of medicine.
TV Converter Box Coupon Program
At midnight on February 17, 2009, all full-power television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting in analog and switch to 100% digital broadcasting. Congress created the TV Converter Box Coupon Program for households wishing to keep using their analog TV sets after February 17, 2009. The Program allows U.S. households to obtain up to two coupons, each worth $40, that can be applied toward the cost of eligible converter boxes. You may also aks questions or make coupon requests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-888-DTV-2009.
Kids.gov is Uncle Sam's family-friendly site that links to over 500 websites from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids.
AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report.
Math in Daily Life: How Do Numbers Affect Everyday Decisions?
When you buy a car, follow a recipe, or decorate your home, you're using math principles. People have been using these same principles for thousands of years, across countries and continents. Whether you're sailing a boat off the coast of Japan or building a house in Peru, you're using math to get things done.
Flickr: Photos from The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress, the U.S. national library, in conjunction with the popular photo-sharing site Flickr, created this public image library of over three thousand photos.
Consise Dictionary of First Names
Search the Concise Dictionary of First Names to find out what your name really means or to choose the name for your new baby. From Aaron and Abigail to Zinnia and Zola, this dictionary of over 6,000 names, is both a valuable reference resource and a delight to browse.
BookSpot.com is a free resource center that simplifies the search for the best book-related content on the Web. Featured sites are hand-selected by BookSpot.com editors and organized into intuitive categories, such as bestseller lists, genres, book reviews, electronic texts, book news and more.
Encyclopedia Smithsonian helps answer frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian with links to resources on subjects from Art to Zoology.
Forms of Address
This Infoplease site provides forms of address and salutations for academics, clerical and religious orders, government officials, military and naval officers, and members of various professions..
National Center for Health Statistics
This site provide statistics, data and resources to monitor the health of older Americans, and to assess our health protection goals of increasing the number of older adults who live longer, high-quality, productive, and independent lives.
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
This online reprint of the 2000 edition contains over 90,000 entries feature 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes.
AOL Online Learning Center
Welcome to the online reference center from Research & Learn. Our online reference center is a research database built for you. Use our reference tools, explore space and planet Earth and research college information easily and quickly. If you are looking for information on genealogy research, history or space, turn to Research & Learn.
Links to all the services and speciality sites Yahoo! offers.
Consumer Price Index
The Consumer Price Index program, by the U.S. Department of Labor, produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.
Our Earth as Art
This NASA site allows you to view our planet through the beautiful images taken by the Landsat-7 satellite - and most recently, the Terra Satellite's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer. This gallery of images uses the visceral avenue of art to convey the thrilling perspective of the Earth that satellites provide to the viewer.
The 2,100 entries in this eminently researched collection form the constellation of collected wisdom in American political debate. In fulfilling decades of requests from Members of Congress for citation of quotations, the Library of Congress compiled the most frequently asked questions of the legislature for the edification of every citizen.
American Stroke Association
Every 45 seconds, someone in America has a stroke. Every 3 minutes, someone dies of one. Stroke killed an estimated 163,538 people in 2001 and is the nation's third leading cause of death, ranking behind diseases of the heart and all forms of cancer. Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. This site by the American Stroke Association presents comprehensive information on strokes.
The Case for Precaution in the Use of Cell Phones
Studies in humans do not indicate that cell phones are safe, nor do they yet clearly show that they are dangerous. But, growing evidence indicates that we should reduce exposures, while research continues on this important question. Advice from University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Based on Advice from an International Expert Panel. Related sites: AP Report On This Topic | FDA: Cell Phone Facts Q&A.
Check Your Symptoms: WebMD Symptom Checker
Need information as you determine what to do about your symptoms? Get help figuring them out by answering a series of questions. To get started, click on male or female, regardless of age, then the part of the body that is troubling you. Use the Symptom Checker to select parts of the body where you are experiencing symptoms.
Movie Reviews: New York Times
Browse or search 28,000 New York Times movie reviews. Included in the free review archive are all films reviewed since 1960, reviews of all Best Picture Academy Award winners, as well as The New York Times guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made.
This site is a free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This site by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, includes information on disease outbreaks, health topics, and emergency preparedness.
National Geographic: Photography
Features a photo of the day, galleries, photographer bios, news, FAQs, and much more.
This site provides profiles for 166,000 U.S. cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions as well as maps, data and directions for 1.7 million physical, cultural and historical features.
Polling 101: Fundamentals of Polling
This tutorial is intended to offer a simplified glimpse into some of the fundamentals of public opinion polling. Designed for the novice, this site provides definitions, examples, and explanations that serve to introduce interested students to the field of public opinion research.
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