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wikiHow: How-to Manual
wikiHow is a collaborative writing project to build the world's largest, highest quality how-to manual. With your edits, we can create a free resource that helps millions of people by offering solutions to the problems of everyday life. wikiHow currently contains 44,683 articles - written, edited, and maintained primarily by volunteers.
Information Please has been providing authoritative answers to all kinds of factual questions since 1938 - first as a popular radio quiz show, then starting in 1947 as an annual almanac, and since 1998 on the Internet at www.infoplease.com. Many things have changed since 1938, but not our dedication to providing reliable information, in a way that engages and entertains.
Meaning of Names
One of the things that all people and places have in common is names. Have you ever asked yourself, 'What does my name mean?'. Most people have some idea of what their name means or where their name came from. This site has been set up as a free etymology and onomastics resource to look up the history and meaning of names.
50th Anniversary of NASA
Welcome to NASA's 50th Anniversary multimedia feature. This site is best viewed over a broadband Internet connection with a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
FDIC: Bank Data & Statistics
Use searchable databases from this Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) web site, to find information on specific banks, their branches, and the industry.
Daily aspirin therapy: Understand the benefits and risks
Is an aspirin a day the right thing for you? It's not as easy a decision as it sounds. Know the benefits and risks before considering daily aspirin therapy. Mayo Clinic web site.
New York Times: Offshore Drilling and Exploration News
News about offshore drilling and exploration, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
NOVA: Sputnik Declassified
Top-secret documents rewrite the history of the famous satellite and the early space race. In this companion Web site to the NOVA program Sputnik Declassified, view a time line of the space race, read an excerpt from space historian Michael Neufeld's biography of Wernher von Braun, learn how the German V-2 rocket was constructed, and discover what images from taken near-Earth orbit can tell us about our world.
MapQuest Gas Prices: Find the Lowest Gas Prices Near You
This site provides information on gas prices at more than 100,000 stations around the country, as well as the location of stations offering diesel and alternative fuels, gas saving tips and more.
The 25 Most Common Mistakes in Email Security
This article focuses on 25 of the most common and easy to fix mistakes that people make when it comes to email security.
MSN Encarta Encyclopedia Article Center
Search more than 42,000 articles on the world of knowledge - from aardvark to Zambia.
NOAA: Global Warming - Frequently Asked Questions
Questions and answers about global warming from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Questions include: is global warming happening, is the sea level rising, definitions of the greenhouse effect, the relationship of El Ninos and global warming, and sources for more information.
Trans Fat Now Listed On Food Labels
The Food and Drug Administration now requires food manufacturers to list trans fat (i.e., trans fatty acids) on Nutrition Facts and some Supplement Facts panels. Scientific evidence shows that consumption of saturated fat, trans fat, and dietary cholesterol raises low-density lipoprotein (LDL or 'bad') cholesterol levels that increase the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Consumer information on the new trans fat labeling requirement.
How Valentine's Day Works
When did the Valentine's Day frenzy begin? As is true of much of history, scholars tell slightly different versions of the history of this popular holiday. This HowStuffWorks ariticle looks at that history, with its Roman and Christian roots, as well as holiday traditions that have developed over the years. The site also checks out some old valentines and some new ones.
Mayo Clinic: Building a Better Diet
Perhaps you've noticed that the days of the four basic food groups - dairy, meat and protein, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals - are long gone. Today, healthy-eating plans - including the U.S. Department of Agriculture's MyPyramid -encompass a far wider range of options. Such options include legumes, whole grains, seeds and nuts, fish, and even plant oils, such as olive oil. Add in ethnic, religious, cultural and personal preferences, and you have more options than ever when planning healthy meals and snacks. Healthy eating can be presented in a variety of plans, but eating healthfully doesn't have to be complicated. This Mayo Clinic site provides some basic principles common to all healthy-eating plans to help you stay on the path to good health.
Since George Washington's election in 1789, 43 men have served as President of the United States. They have led in times of peace and war, hardship and plenty, and served in tenures as short as one month and as long as 12 years. Learn more about America's Presidents at this official White House web site.
National Geographic Photography
This National Geographic site features a photo of the day, wallpapers, galleries, photographer bios, news, FAQs, and more.
America's Emptiest Cities
"Call it a modern-day tale of two cities. For decades, Las Vegas, ripe with new construction and economic development, burgeoned into a shimmering urban carnival. Detroit, once the fulcrum of American industry, sagged and rusted under its own weight. These days, it's the worst of times for both." Related site: Slide Show: Top 15 Emptiest Cities.
Measuring Worth Calculators: Calculating Relative Worth Over Time
Have you ever wondered what the 'worth' of a dollar was in 1907? Or what something purchased years ago with British pounds would be worth in dollars today? Using these calculators, you can answer these questions.
The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.
Primer on Gasoline Prices
This Primer has been created by the Energy Information Administration with the U.S. Department of Energy. Gasoline, one of the main products refined from crude oil, accounts for just about 16 percent of the energy consumed in the United States.
Merck Veterinary Manual
The single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information. Includes over 12,000 indexed topics and over 1400 illustrations. Rapidly search by topic, species, specialty, disease, and keyword using advanced search.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
"Under Federal law your family is primarily responsible-to the extent they are able-for paying for your college expenses. To determine how much your family can afford to pay towards your college expenses, we must collect your financial information and if you are a dependent student, we must also collect your parents' financial information." This is the official U.S. Department of Education FAFSA web site. Remember, the FAFSA is a completely FREE application. If you need help filling it out, there are many free tools available to help you. You don't need to pay anyone to help you fill out your FAFSA.
"Recovery.gov is a website that lets you, the taxpayer, figure out where the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (signed by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009), is going. The money is being distributed by Federal agencies, and soon you'll be able to see where it's going -- to which states, to which congressional districts, even to which Federal contractors. Also included is the full text of the act, known as the 'Stimulus Plan./ This site is from the White House."
"FedStats provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic. FedStats is your one location for access to the full breadth of Federal statistical information."
Using Picasa and Picasa Web Albums together, you can now take photos from your computer to the web and back again in quick, simple steps. With Picasa you can find, organize, edit and print the photos on your computer. Then Picasa Web Albums helps you to share those photos online with family, friends and the world.
State Medicaid Benefits: Online Database
This site contains Medicaid Benefits survey data from 2003, 2004 and 2006 with information about benefits covered, limits, co-payments and reimbursement methodologies for the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Territories.
Wired for Books
For many years, most of the best writers of the English language found their way to Don Swaim's CBS Radio studio in New York. The one-on-one interviews typically lasted 30 to 45 minutes and then had to be edited down to a two minute radio show. Wired for Books is proud to make these important oral documents publicly available for the first time in their entirety. Listen to the voices of many of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.
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