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or we know where we can find information upon it."
- Samuel Johnson
DATE SITE OF THE DAY
"The latest online activity of Congress members. This site keeps track of members of Congress through Twitter, YouTube, and hundreds of news sources, with clean feeds that are updated every 20 seconds. Search for a zip code, state, or name to find a member. The site also lists Web sites, e-mail addresses, and phone number for members of Congress."
Associated Press: US kills Osama bin Laden decade after 9/11 attacks
"Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces Monday, then quickly buried at sea in a stunning finale to a furtive decade on the run. Long believed to be hiding in caves, bin Laden was tracked down in a costly, custom-built hideout not far from a Pakistani military academy." Related sites: Google News: Death of Osama bin Laden | AFP: Death of Osama bin Laden.
Older Americans Month: May 2011
"A meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens resulted in President John F. Kennedy designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month, encouraging the nation to pay tribute in some way to older people across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter's proclamation changed the name to Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate those 65 and older through ceremonies, events and public recognition."
FBI: Ten Most Wanted
"The FBI is offering rewards for information leading to the apprehension of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Select the images of suspects to display more information."
Wall Street Journal: About 1 in 7 in U.S. Receive Food Stamps
"Growth in the food stamp program appeared to reach a plateau in February - with 14.3% of the population relying on the safety net program. The number of food stamp recipients was essentially flat in February, the most recent month available, with 44.2 million Americans receiving benefits, according a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Food Stamp Use, by State."
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."
"A catalogue of the singular, eccentric, bizarre, fantastical, and strange out-of-the-way places that get left out of traditional travel guidebooks."
U.S. Census Bureau: Mother's Day: May 8, 2011
"The driving force behind Mother's Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She finally succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day."
"Find out if you live or work near a Fatal Accident Hot Spot. The Risky Roads map shows which roads and highways have the most traffic fatalities. Using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, RiskyRoads.org maps the concentration of fatal traffic accidents that occur within 1000 feet of one another. The result is a heat map that shows the nation's worst hot spots for traffic fatalities."
Apple Ends Google's Four-Year Run as Most Valuable Brand
"The strength of the iPad has pushed Apple ahead of Google for the first time as the most valuable brand in the world, according to Millward Brown's 2011 BrandZ study of the most-valuable global brands. Apple ended a four-year run by Google at the top of the brand ranking. But the study by the WPP research unit also showed a changing of the guard among top brands in other sectors and an influx of new entrants from the so-called BRIC countries -- Brazil, Russia, India and China -- which collectively accounted for seven of the 11 newcomers to top 100 brands. While the eight top global brands are still U.S. based, China now has 12 brands in the top 100, up from seven a year ago."
"SepiaTown a time machine. SepiaTown lets you use your computer or mobile device to see what the very spot you're standing on looked like decades or centuries ago. Registered SepiaTown users can upload, map, and share historical images (film and audio coming soon) from any given location and time period with other users around the world."
"SiteJabber is a consumer protection site that lets people research and review online businesses and websites. Search for reviews or complaints on any website."
"The most comprehensive source to find and share the hottest local deals, all in one place. Sign up to get the best daily deals, all in one email, and follow us on Twitter to get deal alerts as they happen. The Dealmap has special offers, coupons, and discounts of up to 90% off local restaurants, events, attractions, hotels, entertainment, shops, and more."
"FoodPair is an innovative recipe search engine that makes finding recipes easy. FoodPair simplifies your recipe search by showing what you can make with any ingredients you like. Save money by using the ingredients you already have and save time by searching in one place."
"PriceCheater is a leading e-commerce company focused on delivering the lowest prices and best value to our customers. We sell popular consumer electronics products cheaper than any other source on the web."
"Foodista, the cooking encyclopedia everyone can edit. Find recipes and articles on basic foods, cooking techniques and kitchen tools. If you can't find it, add it!"
Gizmos: Freeware Reviews
"At this community website you'll find the very best freeware programs each selected by our independent editors because of their quality and performance. Many of these programs are as good as or better than their commercial counterparts so why pay for what you can get for free?"
"Purchase name brands at clearance prices at Overstock.com! Buy discounted name brand Bedding, Furniture, Jewelry, Watches, Electronics, Clothing, Books, Movies, and Music for the lowest prices every day."
"Don't waste your precious time monitoring multiple bank sites and maintaining painful spreadsheets anymore. We know you have better things to do with your time. moneyStrands automatically pulls together data from your checking, savings, credit card and loan accounts to provide an accurate, up-to-date picture of your financial life broken down by meaningful automatically identified categories along with flexible user defined transaction types. Best of all, moneyStrands is 100% FREE."
"Social Media news blog covering cool new websites and social networks: Facebook, Google, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube. The latest web technology news, via RSS daily."
LIFE: Your World in Pictures
"LIFE.com represents the most amazing collection of professional photography on the Web. With over 10 million photos from the legendary archives of LIFE magazine and thousands more added every day."
"NPR delivers breaking national and world news. Also top stories from business, politics, health, science, technology, music, arts and culture. Subscribe to podcasts and RSS feeds."
NY Times: One in 8 Million
"Throughout the year, The New York Times introduced 54 individuals in sound and images, ordinary people telling extraordinary stories - of passions and problems, relationships and routines, vocations and obsessions."
"mental_floss magazine is an intelligent read, but not too intelligent. We're the sort of intelligent that you hang out with for a while, enjoy our company, laugh a little, smile a lot and then we part ways. Great times. And you only realize how much you learned from us after a little while. Like a couple days later when you're impressing your friends with all these intriguing facts and things you picked up from us, and they ask you how you know so much, and you think back on that great afternoon you spent with us and you smile."
"Engadget is a web magazine with obsessive daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics."
"Search millions of job listings from across the web. Find local jobs, salary comparisons, and employment trends at Simply Hired. New jobs added daily."
"Parenting.com is all about you. Community, recipes, mom-tested gear, photo galleries of your kids, mom tips you can't live without and more of what you've been asking for."
"Smart, practical personal finance advice about your retirement, investing, savings, career and real estate. Keep up to date on the latest economic news that actually means something to you."
Epicurious: Recipes, Menus, Cooking Articles & Food Guides
"Savor 100,000 recipes from Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Self, cookbooks, chefs, and home cooks. Learn from holiday food guides, get healthy, quick and easy, and kid-friendly menus, and watch cooking videos."
Memorial Day: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
"Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time."
"The leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information. Providing credible health information, supportive community, and educational services by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert commentary, and medical review."
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