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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

JAN 2011

Previous Archives

1/1/11   Newsweek: 2010 - A Year in Photographs
   "Bad news can make great photographs. Whatever else you say, 2010 had its share of both: earthquakes, oil spills, floods, volcanoes, wars, protests, not to mention vuvuzelas. Let's just hope 2011 will be less brutal."
1/2/11   LIveScience: The Science Breakthroughs that 2011 May Bring
   "From discovering the so-called God particle and confirming the existence of an Earth-like exoplanet to understanding more about the brain and even defining a fourth domain of life, the science possibilities for 2011 are awe-inspiring. Here's a look at some of what may come to bear in the coming year."
1/3/11   Social Security Death Index
   "The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration."
1/4/11   Facebook
   "Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet."
1/5/11   Arts & Letters Daily
   "News, reviews, latest trends, breakthroughs, disputes, and gossip in arts and culture." Related site: Arts Journal.
1/6/11   Forest Encyclopedia Network: Encyclopedia Collection
   "Welcome to the Forest Encyclopedia Network. This site provides natural resource professionals and the public the scientific knowledge and tools they need to achieve their objectives. The Network is designed to connect scientific results, conclusions, and impacts with management needs and issues. The Forest Encyclopedia Network consists of a growing number of encyclopedias covering different fields of forest science."
1/7/11   GreenHomeGuide
   "GreenHomeGuide is a community-based resource whose combination of tips, case studies, expert Q&A articles and directories of products and professionals (architects, contractors, designers) helps create homes that feel good."
1/8/11   Free Annual Credit Report
   A nnualCreditReport.com is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report.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
1/9/11   Bureau of Labor Statistics: CPI Inflation Calculator
   The CPI inflation calculator uses the average Consumer Price Index for a given calendar year. This data represents changes in prices of all goods and services purchased for consumption by urban households. This index value has been calculated every year since 1913. For the current year, the latest monthly index value is used.
1/10/11   FDIC: Failed Bank List
   The FDIC is often appointed as receiver for failed banks. This page contains useful information for the customers and vendors of these banks. This includes information on the acquiring bank (if applicable), how your accounts and loans are affected, and how vendors can file claims against the receivership. This list includes banks which have failed since October 1, 2000.
1/11/11   Biographical Dictionary
   The Biographical Dictionary contains information on 33,000 notable people from ancient times to the present day. The Dictionary is searchable by names, keywords, and dates.
1/12/11   Mayo Clinic: First-Aid Guide
   Learn how to give first aid in emergency situations; more than 50 topics covered. This is a Mayo Clinic web resource.
1/13/11   FedStats
   FedStats provides easy access to statistics and information produced by more than 100 U.S. Federal Government agencies.
1/14/11   DefenseLINK
   DefenseLINK is the official web site for the Department of Defense and the starting point for finding U.S. military information online.
1/15/11   USA.gov
   Home page of the U.S. Government's Official Web Portal for all government transactions, services, and information. It provides direct online access to federal, state, local, and tribal governments.
1/16/11   Get2Human.com
   "When you are tired of wasting money and time due to phone systems that require you to press 10 or more options in order to reach a real person and spending many minutes or even hours on hold, consult the Get2Human database of secret phone numbers and codes that immediately get an actual, live person on the line for customer service at nearly 1000 major companies."
1/17/11   Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
   This federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader is observed on the third Monday in January. In 2011, the holiday falls on Jan. 17. 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.
1/18/11   Mailbox Locator
   "Mailbox Locator: Locations of USPS Mailboxes and Post Offices. Find US Postal Service Collection Stations (Mailboxes) In Your Area."
1/19/11   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.
1/20/11   State Health Facts
   "The Kaiser Family Foundation presents statehealthfacts.org, an innovative resource for free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states."
1/21/11   The Elements of Style: William Strunk, Jr.
   "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."
1/22/11   Who's Alive and Who's Dead
   "Who's Alive and Who's Dead: a reference site to help you find out which famous people are alive and which are dead."
1/23/11   RootsWeb.com
   "RootsWeb - the Internet's oldest and largest free genealogical community. An award winning genealogical resource with searchable databases, free Web space, mailing lists, message boards, and more."
1/24/11   The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
   This NASA site hosts the best and most complete online collection of astronaut photographs of the Earth from 1961 through the present.
1/25/11   Google Search Features
   In addition to providing easy access to billions of web pages, Google has many special features to help you to find exactly what you're looking for. Some of our most popular features are listed on this Google web site.
1/26/11   National Weather Service
   The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community.
1/27/11   Famous Quotes for all Occasions
   "Our website is the most complete and useful web resource about famous quotes. We have the best collection of famous quotations for all occasions. Browse over 25,000 quotes online from over 6,700 famous authors."
1/28/11   Lifehacker
   "Lifehacker digs deep into the technoweb to publish totally life-altering tips and tricks for managing your life. Its readers are avid consumers of software programs, hardware gadgets, and 'life hacks' that make their days more efficient, whether at work or at home. Updated over 24 times per weekday, Lifehacker is a bustling, authoritative hub for both pupils and professionals of productivity."
1/29/11   MedlinePlus: Urine and Urination
   "Your kidneys form urine by filtering wastes and extra water from the bloodstream. The waste is called urea. It is carried in the bloodstream to the kidneys. From the kidneys, urine travels down two thin tubes called ureters to the bladder. The bladder stores urine until you are ready to go to the bathroom. It swells into a round shape when it is full and gets smaller when empty. If your urinary system is healthy, your bladder can hold up to 16 ounces (2 cups) of urine comfortably for 2 to 5 hours."
1/30/11   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. From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."
1/31/11   The List Universe
   "Top Ten Lists at the List Universe, featuring lists on topics from the bizarre to politics. The essential site for top ten lists."

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