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1/1/09   Bartleby Reference
   Bartleby.com combines the best of both contemporary and classic reference works into the most comprehensive public reference library ever published on the web.
1/2/09   How Cell Phones Work
   Have you ever wondered how a cell phone works? What makes it different from a regular phone? What do all those terms like PCS, GSM, CDMA and TDMA mean? This HowStuffWorks discusses the technology behind cell phones so that you can see how amazing they really are. If you are thinking about buying a cell phone, be sure to check out How Buying a Cell Phone Works to learn what you should know before making a purchase.
1/3/09   Disaster Preparation and Recovery
   Preparing for a disaster can reduce the fear, anxiety and losses that disasters cause. A disaster can be a natural disaster, like a hurricane or tornado. It might also be man-made, like a terrorist attack or chemical spill. You should know the risks and danger signs of different types of disasters. You should also have a disaster plan. Be ready to evacuate your home, and know how to treat basic medical problems. Make sure you have the insurance you need, including special types, like flood insurance.
1/4/09   The Old Farmer's Almanac
   Since 1792, The Old Farmer's Almanac has published useful information for people in all walks of life: tide tables for those who live near the ocean; sunrise tables and planting charts for those who live on the farm; recipes for those who live in the kitchen; and forecasts for those who don't like the question of weather left up in the air.
1/5/09   Prehistoric Time Line
   Humans have walked the Earth for 190,000 years, a mere blip in Earth's 4.5-billion-year history. A lot has happened in that time. Earth formed and oxygen levels rose in the foundational years of the Precambrian. The productive Paleozoic era gave rise to hard-shelled organisms, vertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles. Dinosaurs ruled the Earth in the mighty Mesozoic. And 64 million years after dinosaurs went extinct, modern humans emerged in the Cenozoic era. The planet has seen an incredible series of changes - discover them for yourself.
1/6/09   All Acronyms
   All-acronyms.com is a free website with more than 600,000 published abbreviations. Initially, the web site was developed, supported and privately used by a group of acronym enthusiasts. The main purpose of the site is to have a convenient lookup tool for those who need to quickly find an acronym definition.
1/7/09   Discovery Channel
   Discovery Channel online lets you explore science, history, space, tech, sharks, and more, with videos and news, plus exclusives on your favorite TV shows.
1/8/09   Gold Price
   The No. 1 current gold price site for fast loading live gold price charts in ounces, grams and kilos in 23 major currencies plus advice on how to buy gold.
1/9/09   How Web Pages Work
   Have you ever wondered how a Web page works? Have you ever wanted to create your own Web page, complete with titles and text and graphic icons? Have you ever heard the word "HTML" and wondered what it means? This HowStuffWorks site looks at the art and science of Web pages and experiment with a number of techniques that you can try out on your own machine today. Site offers a tool that lets you try out HTML and view it instantly. As it turns out, Web page creation is both incredibly easy and a lot of fun, and totally within your reach. By the time you finish reading this article, you will be ready to start assembling your own.
1/10/09   OpenCongress
   OpenCongress brings together official government information with news and blog coverage to give you the real story behind what's happening in Congress. OpenCongress is a free, open-source, non-profit, and non-partisan web resource with a mission to help make Congress more transparent and to encourage civic engagement. OpenCongress is a joint project of the Sunlight Foundation and the Participatory Politics Foundation.
1/11/09   DIY Network
   Learn how to 'do it yourself' on the DIY Network, with shows covering auto repair, crafts, gardening, hobbies, home building, home improvement, living tips, and woodworking.
1/12/09   2009 Presidential Inauguration
   Welcome to the District of Columbia's 2009 Presidential Inauguration website. This site will assist you in finding valuable information about the events surrounding the 56th Presidential Inauguration, including lodging information, transportation, security measures and closures.
1/13/09   Frontline: News War
   "In a four-hour special, News War, Frontline examines the political, cultural, legal, and economic forces challenging the news media today and how the press has reacted in turn. Through interviews with key figures in print, broadcast and electronic media over the past four decades -- and with unequaled, behind-the-scenes access to some of today's most important news organizations, Frontline traces the recent history of American journalism, from the Nixon administration's attacks on the media to the post-Watergate popularity of the press, to the new challenges presented by the war on terror and other global forces now changing -- and challenging -- the role of the press in our society."
1/14/09   CBS News: Disaster Links
   This site by CBS News provides links to hundreds of disaster links for quick reference.
1/15/09   50States.com
   State information resource links to state homepage, symbols, flags, maps, constitutions, representatives, songs, birds, flowers, trees and much more.
1/16/09   US Airways Plane Crashes Into Hudson River
   Google News coverage of the crash of US Airways Flight 1549 on January 15, 2009. Related sites: How Birds Can Down a Jet Airplane | Latest Crash Photos | How to Survive a Plane Crash | History of Aircraft Crashes.
1/17/09   The American Presidency Project
   "The American Presidency Project contains the most comprehensive collection of resources pertaining to the study of the President of the United States. Compiled by John Woolley and Gerhard Peters at the University of California."
1/18/09   I Do Solemnly Swear . . . Presidential Inaugurations
   "Approximately 400 items or 2,000 digital files from each of the 54 inaugurations from George Washington's in 1789 to George W. Bush's inauguration of 2001. This presentation includes diaries and letters of presidents and of those who witnessed inaugurations, handwritten drafts of inaugural addresses, broadsides, inaugural tickets and programs, prints, photographs, and sheet music." This site is from the Library of Congress American Memory Collection.
1/19/09   Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
   This federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader is observed on the third Monday in January. In 2009, the holiday falls on Jan. 19. This site by Infoplease provides information on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and other important civil rights leaders.
Related sites: MLK Day.gov | Wikipedia Article on MLK Day.
1/20/09   Inauguration Day 2009
   Welcome to the District of Columbia's 2009 Presidential Inauguration website. This site will assist you in finding valuable information about the events surrounding the 56th Presidential Inauguration, including lodging information, transportation, security measures and closures.
Watch live coverage of Inauguration: ABC | AP Online | CBS | C-SPAN | CNN | Hulu | Joost | MSNBC | New York Times.
1/21/09   National Recall of Peanut Butter
   Current information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting a very active and dynamic investigation into the source of the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak. At this time, the FDA has traced a source of Salmonella Typhimurium contamination to a plant owned by Peanut Corporation of America, which manufactures both peanut butter that is institutionally served in such settings as long-term care facilities and cafeterias, and peanut paste - a concentrated product consisting of ground, roasted peanuts - that is distributed to food manufacturers to be used as an ingredient in many commercially produced products including cakes, cookies, crackers, candies, cereal and ice cream.
Latest News on Recall.
1/22/09   FDA: Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts
   This page from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, includes the most significant product recalls, withdrawals, and safety alerts in the last 60 days, based on the extent of distribution and the degree of health risk. Related site: FDA Home Page.
1/23/09   Annual Reports Service
   Welcome to The Annual Reports Service, a FREE Service provided by PrecisionIR for the readers of Yahoo! Finance. The Annual Reports Service provides you with quick access to annual reports and other financial reports of companies.
1/24/09   American FactFinder
   Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data including latest population estimates.
1/25/09   Encyclopedia of Life
   The Encyclopedia of Life is an ambitious project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth. At its heart lies a series of Web sites - one for each of the approximately 1.8 million known species. Each site is constantly evolving and features dynamically synthesized content ranging from historical literature and biological descriptions to stunning images, videos and distribution maps.
1/26/09   The Alaska Pipeline
   The Alaska Pipeline carries gas from Prudhoe Bay in the Arctic Circle to Valdez on Alaska's south coast. This site is a companion piece to the Public Broadcast special called The Alaska Pipeline. The site offers insights into topics in American history including large-scale engineering projects, natural resource management, the American wilderness, life in Alaska, Native American land claims, energy sources and policy, infrastructure planning and development, and more. Related site: The Alyeska Pipeline.
1/27/09   100 Most Often Mispronounced Words and Phrases in English
   Here are the 100 words most often mispronounced English words ('mispronunciation' among them). There are spelling rules in English even if they are difficult to understand, so pronouncing a word correctly usually does help you spell it correctly.
1/28/09   Understanding Your Telephone Bill
   Consumers are often confused by the various charges and items on their monthly telephone bills. The Federal Communications Commission's Truth-in-Billing rules require telephone companies to provide clear, non-misleading, plain language in describing services for which you are being billed. Because one telephone company, usually your local telephone company, may include charges you incurred for another company's service on your bill, the company sending you the bill must identify the service provider associated with each charge.
1/29/09   HowStuffWorks: YouTube
   In February 2005, three PayPal employees launched the beta test version of a Web site called YouTube. They designed the site to let people share videos with the rest of the world. In this article, you'll explore YouTube channels and communities and learn YouTube tricks. Site also examines the YouTube video player, tours YouTube's main pages and explains the difference between the different types of YouTube accounts.
1/30/09   Sleep Disorders
   This site by the National Institutes of Health, provides current and reliable information on sleep disorders: latest news, overviews, treatment options, and other related online resources.
1/31/09   How Internet Search Engines Work
   Today, a top search engine will index hundreds of millions of pages, and respond to tens of millions of queries per day. In this How Stuff Works article, you learn how these major tasks are performed, and how Internet search engines put the pieces together in order to let you find the information you need on the Web.

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