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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
Labor Day 2008: Sept. 1
U.S. Census Bureau web site. The first observance of Labor Day is believed to have been a parade of 10,000 workers on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, organized by Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary. By 1893, more than half the states were observing a "Labor Day" on one day or another, and Congress passed a bill to establish a federal holiday in 1894. President Grover Cleveland signed the bill soon afterward, designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day.
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. The mission of Project Gutenberg is simple to encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks.
100 Most Often Misspelled Words
Here are the 100 words most often misspelled ('misspell' is one of them) as presented by yourDictionary.com. Each word has a mnemonic pill with it and, if you swallow it, it will help you to remember how to spell the word. Master the orthography of the words on this page and reduce the time you spend searching dictionaries by 50%.
Google Health offers a single location to consolidate and store your medical records and personal health information. Saving medical information in one secure location helps you and your doctors have accurate and up-to-date information about your health when you need it the most. This in turn means that your medical treatments may be safer and more effective. You can also use Google Health to access a host of online services and tools, from a variety of third-party companies, that can help you better manage your care.
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Every day we experience sound in our environment such as the television, radio, washing machine, automobiles, buses, and trucks. But when an individual is exposed to harmful sounds--sounds that are too loud or loud sounds over a long time--sensitive structures of the inner ear can be damaged, causing noise-induced hearing loss. Related site: Headphones and Hearing Loss.
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.
Grandparents Day 2008: Sept. 7
U.S. Census Bureau web site. Grandparents Day was the brainchild of Marian McQuade of Fayette County, W.Va., who hoped that such an observance might persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage of their grandparents. President Jimmy Carter signed the first presidential proclamation in 1978 - and one has been issued each year since - designating the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. The first official observance was Sept. 9, 1979. In honor of our nation's grandparents, the Census Bureau presents an array of data about these unsung role models and caregivers.
Top 10 First Aid Mistakes
From cut fingers to electrical burns - what you should and shouldn't do in a home health emergency. Newsweek article.
Kiplinger: Fabulous Freebies 2008
It's been said that the best things in life are free -- and we couldn't agree more. Kiplinger presents its annual list of favorite freebies to bring you even more this year. Services range from financial management and planning helps to entertainment and vacation freebies.
Large Hadron Particle Collider
The world's largest particle collider successfully completed its first major test by firing a beam of protons all the way around a 17-mile (27-kilometer) tunnel Wednesday, September 10, 2008, in what scientists hope is the next great step to understanding the makeup of the universe. Related sites: Official CERN Web Site / Scientists send first beam round particle-smasher.
September 11 Digital Archive
The September 11 Digital Archive uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath. The Archive contains more than 150,000 digital items, a tally that includes more than 40,000 emails and other electronic communications, more than 40,000 first-hand stories, and more than 15,000 digital images. Related site: 9-11 Health.
"The best free, family-safe, online tutorials, guides and instructionally oriented Websites on the Net - now with books, videos, web-based online courses, software, magazines and more!"
Calculate Your Body Mass Index
Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. Enter your weight and height using Standard or Metric measures. Click on 'Compute BMI' and your BMI will appear in the heart of the figure.
Day of the Week Calculator
Enter the date to calculate the day of the week for an historic or future year. Related site: Calculate Duration Between Two Dates.
Consumer Price Index
The Consumer Price Indexes program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services. From the U.S. Department of Labor.
Contacting the Congress
Contacting the Congress is a very up-to-date database of congressional contact information for the 110th Congress. As of August 29, 2008, there are 539 email addresses (of which 519 are Web-based email home pages), and 539 web-based home pages known for the 540 members of the 110th Congress. Traditional ground mail addresses are available for all current members of Congress.
Fattest States 2008: Obesity Rankings by State
For 2008 Mississippi has claimed the title of fattest state for the third consecutive year, while Colorado repeats as the leanest. Delaware rose the most places in the rankings over last year, while California dropped the most, according to a new analysis by CalorieLab, Inc. In general, states in the West and New England rank lowest in the fattest states rankings, while states in the South and the Rust Belt tend to rank highest.
This biographical dictionary covers more than 33,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day. The dictionary can be searched by birth and death dates, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, achievements, and other keywords.
Mayo Clinic: First-Aid Guide
Medical emergencies don't occur every day. But when they do, information can help you deal with these situations. A Mayo Clinic website.
The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items. The collections include books, sound recordings, motion pictures, photographs, maps, and manuscripts.
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.
State and Local Government on the Net
The State and Local Government Internet directory provides convenient one-stop access to the websites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments. Use the drop-down menus on the left to view directory pages for: States: State Government Offices - View all the websites in a given state -- from a state's home page or governor's site to the smallest counties or townships. Topics: The websites of state government constitutional officers, state legislatures, state judiciaries and departments across all states.
The Elements of Style
Asserting that one must first know the rules to break them, this classic reference book is a must-have for any student and conscientious writer. Intended for use in which the practice of composition is combined with the study of literature, it gives in brief space the principal requirements of plain English style and concentrates attention on the rules of usage and principles of composition most commonly violated.
The United States Postal Service
Get shipping rates, buy stamps, print postage, track a package, look up a ZIP Code? - Find the mailing products and services you need at USPS.com.
The Merck Veterinary Manual
The Merck Veterinary Manual is the single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information. It is brought to you as a service of Merck & Co., Inc., providing quality medical information on a not-for-profit basis for more than 100 years.
This site includes a world atlas of facts, flags and maps including every continent, country, dependency, exotic destination, island, major city, ocean, province, state and territory on the planet.
ConsumerSearch.com reviews hundreds of product reviews, analyzes them, distills the information shoppers need and recommends which products are the best.
Do It Yourself.com: Home Improvement Information
Site includes home improvement projects, home repair, kitchen remodeling, plumbing, electrical, painting, real estate, and decorating.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) home page. An independent agency of the federal government, the FDIC was created in 1933 in response to the thousands of bank failures that occurred in the 1920s and early 1930s. Since the start of FDIC insurance on January 1, 1934, no depositor has lost a single cent of insured funds as a result of a failure.
This central site allows you to request a free credit file disclosure, commonly called a credit report, once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
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