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

- Samuel Johnson

AUG 2010

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8/1/10   FamilySearch.org
   "FamilySearch.org is a non-profit service sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We believe that every person is important and that families are meant to be both sacred and eternal. We encourage all people to find their ancestors and preserve their family histories. To help in this great pursuit, the Church has been actively gathering and preserving genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years."
8/2/10   MedSafetyAlert
   Use this site to get a free personalized safety report, checking your medications for potential side effects, treatment duplication and, of course, drug interactions.
8/3/10   HubbleSite
   HubbleSite is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach. "At the Space Telescope Science Institute, we're working hard to study and explain the once-unimaginable celestial phenomena now made visible using Hubble's cutting-edge technology. In the course of this exploration we will continue to share with you the grace and beauty of the universe. because the discoveries belong to all of us.
8/4/10   2010 States Sales Tax Holidays
   This site lists the states that offer holidays for paying state taxes on such things as school supplies, books, clothing, and other items.
8/5/10   The Bureau of Labor Statistics
   "The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Our mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making. As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant."
8/6/10   Stress
   We all have stress sometimes. For some people, it happens before having to speak in public. For other people, it might be before a first date. What causes stress for you may not be stressful for someone else. Sometimes stress is helpful - it can encourage you to meet a deadline or get things done. But long-term stress can increase the risk of diseases like depression, heart disease and a variety of other problems. This resource is from the National Institutes of Health.
8/7/10   Dealing with Emergencies
   Review this topic before you need it. Then, when you are faced with an emergency or injury, you will know where to turn. Your confidence in dealing with both major and minor emergencies will be reassuring to an injured person. Site by WebMD.
8/8/10   The Pulitzer Prizes
   Beginning in 1917, and continuing to the present day, the Pulitzer Prize is awarded in 21 different areas of journalism and photography, including published books and music. This site allows you to search or browse each year's winners using the timeline at the top of each page.
8/9/10   Dangerous supplements: What you don't know could hurt you.
   "We Americans do love our dietary supplements. More than half of the adult population have taken them to stay healthy, lose weight, gain an edge in sports or in the bedroom, and avoid using prescription drugs. What consumers might not realize, though, is that supplement manufacturers routinely, and legally, sell their products without first having to demonstrate that they are safe and effective. As a result, the supplement marketplace is not as safe as it should be." A Consumer Reports article.
8/10/10   Digital History
   Provides a U.S. history textbook, essays, documents, maps, photos, audio files, and more for teachers and students of American history in schools and colleges.
8/11/10   Astronomy Picture of the Day
   Discover the cosmos! Each day there is a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
8/12/10   Healthfinder.gov
   "Your source for reliable health information from the Federal government. Offering quick guides to healthy living, personalized health advice, and tips and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy."
8/13/10   NASA: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
   This NASA site offer Mars images and weather and many other aspects of the Mars exploration program. Covers the mission, science, technology, and people involved. From the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.
8/14/10   MayoClinic.com: Medical Information and Tools for Healthy Living
   Mayo Clinic offers award-winning medical and health information and tools for healthy living. Manage your health with our useful and up-to-date information in more than 35 disease and lifestyle categories.
8/15/10   OrganizedWisdom Health: Human Powered Health Search
   "OrganizedWisdom Health: the first human-powered health search. Expert guides and physician reviewers help you find the best health information online."
8/16/10   Free Application for Federal Student Aid
   Official site for the Department of Education Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Includes an online submission form with necessary documents, deadlines, eligibility, and general student aid information for college students. Related site: FastWeb.
8/17/10   Free Ebooks and Texts Archive
   "Download free books and texts. The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books. This collection is open to the community for the contribution of any type of text, many licensed using Creative Commons."
8/18/10   Project Gutenberg
   "Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today."
8/19/10   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."
8/20/10   Google Health
   "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."
8/21/10   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.
8/22/10   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.
8/23/10   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.
8/24/10   FactCheck.org
   "We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding. FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania."
8/25/10   Newsweek: The World's Best Countries
   "A Newsweek study of health, education, economy, and politics ranks the globe's top nations."
8/26/10   Lifehacker: Tips and Downloads for Getting Things Done
   "Welcome to Lifehacker, an award-winning daily blog that features tips, shortcuts, and downloads that help you get things done smarter and more efficiently."
8/27/10   Phone Scoop
   "Information about cell phones for the U.S. Detailed info on new phones, news, reviews, and forums."
8/28/10   Kayak
   "Find Cheap Flights and Airline Tickets on KAYAK. Get Cheap Airfare and Book Cheap Tickets without Fees."
8/29/10   Simply Hired
   "Looking for a job shouldn't be a full-time job! That's why we built the biggest, smartest job search engine on the web. We search thousands of job sites and companies, just so you don't have to."
8/30/10   Science Daily
   "Breaking science news and articles on global warming, extrasolar planets, stem cells, bird flu, autism, nanotechnology, dinosaurs, evolution -- the latest discoveries in astronomy, anthropology, biology, chemistry, climate & environment, computers, engineering, health & medicine, math, physics, psychology, technology, and more -- from the world's leading universities and research organizations."
8/31/10   All Time 100 Novels
   "TIME critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo pick the 100 best English-Language novels from 1923 to the present."

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