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or we know where we can find information upon it."

- Samuel Johnson

NOV 2011

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11/1/11   Energy Savers: Your Home
   "Your home uses energy every day, all day long. It uses energy to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It uses energy to provide you with light when you need it. It uses energy to provide you with hot water. And it uses energy to run all of your appliances and home electronics. Here you can learn how to use the energy in your home more efficiently. You can also learn how to use renewable energy to provide your home with electricity, heating, cooling, and water heating."
11/2/11   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."
11/3/11   Cemetery Records Online
   "An archive of cemetery records from tens of thousands of cemeteries across the world. Search for cemetery records, browse cemeteries, and contribute your own cemetery transcriptions to our growing archive."
11/4/11   Who's Alive and Who's Dead
   "Welcome to Who's Alive and Who's Dead - the web site dedicated to helping you find out which of the noted celebrities of our time are with us, and which ones have died."
11/5/11   The Exploratorium
   "The Exploratorium isn't just a museum, it's an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception - a vast collection of online interactives, web features, activities, programs and events that feed your curiosity."
11/6/11   Federal Citizen Information Center
   "Federal Citizen Information Center - answers to your questions about the Federal government and common consumer issues. The citizen's help desk for everyday life."
11/7/11   ConsumerSearch.com
   "ConsumerSearch.com reviews hundreds of product reviews, analyzes them, distills the information shoppers need and recommends which products are the best."
11/8/11   eHow
   "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."
11/9/11   Chattertree
   "Chattertree is a site where you can interact with your family only, and do all the things you would do on Facebook knowing that under no circumstance would your data be exposed to prying eyes. Upload photos, videos, take part of discussions ... all these activities are allowed here. And the site is free to use."
11/10/11   Arts and Letters Daily
   "News, reviews, latest trends, breakthroughs, disputes, and gossip in arts and culture."
11/11/11   Veterans Day 2011
   The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery . The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.
11/12/11   Skype: Free Internet Calls
   "Make internet calls for free with Skype. Call friends and family on any phone with Pay As You Go and Pay Monthly subscriptions, sign up today at Skype.com."
11/13/11   YouTube
   "YouTube is a place to discover, watch, upload and share videos."
11/14/11   Wikipedia
   "Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit."
11/15/11   The Internet Movie Database
   "IMDb: The biggest, best, most award-winning movie site on the planet."
11/16/11   National Climatic Data Center
   "The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is the world's largest active archive of weather data. NCDC produces numerous climate publications and responds to data requests from all over the world."
11/17/11   USDA: Dietary Guidelines for Americans
   "The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities."
11/18/11   StumbleUpon.com
   "Discover photos, videos, and web pages recommended by friends and people sharing your interests. StumbleUpon learns what you like, so you only see what's interesting to you from across the web."
11/19/11   State and Local Government on the Net
   "A frequently updated directory of official state and local government websites. US Government links to cities, counties, and state agencies. State Government Offices."
11/20/11   National Criminal Justice Reference Service
   "The National Criminal Justice Reference Service is a federally funded resource offering justice, substance abuse, and victim assistance information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide."
11/21/11   National Institute on Aging: Is 90 the New 85?
   "In 1980, there were 720,000 people aged 90 and older in the United States. In 2010, there were 1.9 million people aged 90 and older; by 2050, the ranks of people 90 and older may reach 9 million, according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau, commissioned by the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health. The report describes this rapidly growing segment of the population which suggests that the designation of oldest-old should be changed from 85 to 90 years. The report, "90+ in the United States: 2006-2008," details the demographic, health and economic status of America's oldest adults. Full Census Bureau report available HERE."
11/22/11   RxList: The Internet Drug Index
   "Medications, prescription drug information, pill identifier and pharmacy locator (24 hr pharmacies) for consumers and medical health professionals. The most popular drugs and their side effects, interactions, and use."
11/23/11   Yahoo! Babel Fish
   "Yahoo! Babel Fish provides free online text and web page language translation tools!
11/24/11   Thanksgiving Day: Nov. 24, 2011
   "In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims, early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest, an event many regard as the nation's first Thanksgiving. Historians have also recorded ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America, including British colonists in Virginia in 1619. The legacy of thanks and the feast have survived the centuries, as the event became a national holiday in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving. Later, President Franklin Roosevelt clarified that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month to encourage earlier holiday shopping, never on the occasional fifth Thursday."
11/25/11   Newseum
   "Through a special agreement with more than 800 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum displays these front pages each day on its website. The front pages are in their original, unedited form, and some may contain material that is deemed objectionable to some visitors. Discretion is advised."
11/26/11   Project Gutenberg: Free Books Oniine
   "Project Gutenberg is the Internet's oldest producer of FREE electronic books (eBooks or eTexts)."
11/27/11   Eating canned soup 'poses a chemical risk'
   "People who eat canned soup should be aware that a chemical used to line the tin can leach into the food and end up in the body, say scientists. Tests on 75 volunteers revealed the compound bisphenol A (BPA) was readily ingested and detected in large amounts in the urine, the Journal of the American Medical Association reports."
11/28/11   PriceGrabber.com
   "Get the lowest prices on computers, electronics, furniture, cameras and more. Compare products and find the best deal with PriceGrabber.com."
11/29/11   How to be Happy: Tips for Cultivating Contentment
   "Are you tired of waiting around for happiness to find you? Stop waiting and start getting happy with these tips from the Mayo Clinic." Related site: Happiness: 6 Myths and Truths."
11/30/11   OnGuardOnline.gov
   "OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government's website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online. The Federal Trade Commission manages OnGuardOnline.gov, in partnership with the federal agencies listed below. OnGuardOnline.gov is a partner in the Stop Think Connect campaign, led by the Department of Homeland Security, and part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology."

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