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- Samuel Johnson

APR 2011

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4/1/11   The Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time
   "A reference guide to hoaxes, pranks, practical jokes, frauds, tricks, and other forms of deception. Related site: 15 Last-Minute April Fools' Day Pranks.
4/2/11   WalkJogRun: Running Routes
   "Running Routes on a map at WalkJogRun. A free online running route planner to see how far you walked, jogged or ran over a course or find new routes. Use the Google Map to draw your own route or find one someone else created."
4/3/11   National Transportation Safety Board
   "Website of the National Transportation Safety Board."
4/4/11   Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment Rate at 10.0% in March
   "Unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, was 10.0% in March -- down from 10.2% in mid-March and 10.3% at the end of February, but above the 9.8% at the end of January. U.S. unemployment was 10.4% at the end of March a year ago."
4/5/11   Instructables: Make, How To, and DIY
   "Instructables is the Biggest How To and DIY community where people make and share inspiring, entertaining, and useful projects, recipes, and hacks."
4/6/11   TED: Ideas Worth Spreading
   "TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events. Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world."
4/7/11   Livemocha
   "Livemocha is the world's most popular language learning site. Learn online with our award winning course and practice with native speakers. Best way to learn a new language."
4/8/11   Government shutdown: Frequently Asked Questions
   When federal agencies and programs lack appropriated funding, they experience a funding gap. Under the Antideficiency Act, they must cease operations, except in emergency situations. Failure of the President and Congress to reach agreement on interim or full-year funding measures occasionally has caused government shutdowns, the longest of which lasted 21 days, from December 16, 1995, to January 6, 1996. Government shutdowns have necessitated furloughs of several hundred thousand federal employees, required cessation or reduction of many government activities, and affected numerous sectors of the economy.

Here are some key questions and answers regarding the federal budget battle and what failure to resolve it could mean. A Washington Post article. Related site: Shutdown of the Federal Government: Causes, Processes, and Effects.

4/9/11   Project Gutenberg
   "Project Gutenberg offers over 34,000 free ebooks to download. We carry high quality ebooks: Our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers and digitized by us with the help of thousands of volunteers. All our ebooks can be freely downloaded: Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats."
4/10/11   Scientific American
   "Latest news and features on science issues that matter including earth, environment, and space. Get your science news from the most trusted source!"
4/11/11   MIT OpenCourseWare: Free Online Course Materials
   "MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT."
4/12/11   Chegg
   "Chegg is #1 in textbook rentals. Don't buy it, rent college textbooks from us and save a ton on books. We plant a tree every time you rent online."
4/13/11   Civil War 150th Anniversary
   "The Civil War Trust Civil War Sesquicentennial page offers up a wide range of historical articles and features focusing on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. You can also find links to other state Sesquicentennial sites and news."
4/14/11   CNNMoney.com: Tax Center
   "The latest in tax law updates, news, forms & advice from CNNMoney.com. Includes a refund savings calculator, and interactive tax lessons."
4/15/11   IRS: Forms and Publications
   "Welcome to the forms and publications resource page, the official source of IRS tax products. The links below provide methods to access and acquire both electronic and print media. Additionally, the Search function above provides basic and advanced search capabilities for published products available on IRS.gov."
4/16/11   Free File: Your Link to Free Federal Online Filing
   "Free File is the fast, easy, and free way to prepare and e-file your federal taxes online. Can't make the April 15th deadline? Use Free File to prepare and e-file your extension. Official site of IRS.gov." Related site: IRS: Frequently Asked Tax Questions and Answers.
4/17/11   Free File: Your Link to Free Federal Online Filing
   "Free File is the fast, easy, and free way to prepare and e-file your federal taxes online. Can't make the April 15th deadline? Use Free File to prepare and e-file your extension. Official site of IRS.gov." Related site: IRS: Frequently Asked Tax Questions and Answers.
4/18/11   USA TODAY: Share of U.S. Population Working
   "The share of Americans who are working is at its lowest level in almost 30 years.The share of the population that is working fell to its lowest level last year since women started entering the workforce in large numbers three decades ago, a USA TODAY analysis finds. Only 45.4% of Americans had jobs in 2010, the lowest rate since 1983 and down from a peak of 49.3% in 2000. Last year, just 66.8% of men had jobs, the lowest on record."
4/19/11   2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners
   "Winning photographs and cartoons, and bios and photos of winners, are available by clicking the links below. More than 2,400 entries are submitted each year in the Pulitzer Prize competitions, and only 21 awards are normally made. The awards are the culmination of a year-long process that begins early in the year with the appointment of 102 distinguished judges who serve on 20 separate juries and are asked to make three nominations in each of the 21 categories."
4/20/11   FedStats
   "FedStats provides easy access to statistics and information produced by more than 100 U.S. Federal Government agencies."
4/21/11   New York Times Health Guide
   "The New York Times presents a comprehensive library of medical topics, including in-depth articles on diseases, conditions, tests, symptoms, injuries and surgeries. The encyclopedic reference is frequently updated and reviewed by doctors, medical writers and editors. Within the guide are extensive links to The Times's own archive of news and features."
4/22/11   U.S. Census Bureau
   "The Census Bureau Web Site provides on-line access to Data on Race and Hispanic Origin, Age, Employment, Income, Marital Status, Education, Genealogy, Businesses, Governments, Taxes, Foreign Trade, Housing, Poverty, Health Insurance, Federal Spending and much more."
4/23/11   National Criminal Justice Reference Service
   "The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice, substance abuse, and victim assistance information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide."
4/24/11   FindLaw
   "Find a local lawyer and free legal information at FindLaw, the award-winning website. We provide legal information, lawyer profiles and a community to help you make the best legal decisions."
4/25/11   U. S. Department of Energy: Fuel Economy
   "Fueleconomy.gov helps consumers make informed fuel economy choices when purchasing a vehicle and helps them achieve the best fuel economy possible from the cars they own. Information includes: Gas mileage (MPG), fuel cost, greenhouse gas emissions, energy impact score, air pollution ratings, and safety information for new and used cars and trucks."
4/26/11   CouponNetwork.com
   "CouponNetwork.com offers savings and coupons that you will not find anywhere else. The coupon savings available to you on CouponNetwork.com are Printable Coupons, YourBucks Offers and digital coupons you can add directly to your savings card (coming soon). Printable Coupons are ones that you can print from the comfort of your home."
4/27/11   The Smoking Gun
   "The Smoking Gun brings you exclusive documents - cool, confidential, quirky - that can't be found elsewhere on the Web. Using material obtained from government and law enforcement sources, via Freedom of Information requests, and from court files nationwide, we guarantee everything here is 100% authentic."
4/28/11   The Wayback Machine
   "Browse through over 150 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago. To start surfing the Wayback, type in the web address of a site or page where you would like to start, and press enter. Then select from the archived dates available. The resulting pages point to other archived pages at as close a date as possible."
4/29/11   Thesaurus.com
   "The largest and most trusted free online thesaurus. Quickly find accurate and up-to-date synonyms, antonyms, and related words at Thesaurus.com. Synonym dictionary, antonym dictionary, words synonyms."
4/30/11   Travlang's Translating Dictionaries
   "We offer: Travel Resources - Discount Hotel rooms, cheap flights and car rental bookings search's - plus Language Resources and more. travlang: Your source for the BEST language and travel resources on the web! Our Foreign Languages for Travelers teach the basics of over 80 languages, and our translating dictionaries help you look up thousands of words. We provide a worldwide hotel database, rules and regulations for international driving, detailed currency exchange rates, a wealth of links to reservations and detailed destination information, and much more!"

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