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

- Samuel Johnson

JUL 2013

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7/1/13   Arts and Letters Daily
   "News, reviews, latest trends, breakthroughs, disputes, and gossip in arts and culture."
7/2/13   Speedtest.net
   "Test your Internet connection bandwidth to locations around the world with this interactive broadband speed test."
7/3/13   EarthSky.org
   "Interviews with the world's top scientists heard, seen or downloaded millions of times each day. The EarthSky broadcast network consists of 1,200+ outlets across the United States and the world."
7/4/13   U.S. Census Bureau: The Fourth of July 2013
   "On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country."
7/5/13   Newseum: Today's Front Pages
   "Through a special agreement with more than 800 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum displays these front pages each day on its website. The front pages are in their original, unedited form, and some may contain material that is deemed objectionable to some visitors. Discretion is advised."
7/6/13   Dial A Human
   "Dial A Human and get rid of those annoying phone prompts. Talk to a REAL person!"
7/7/13   Bookwire
   "Bookwire makes it easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience books. Powered by Bowker's Books in Print database, Bookwire makes it easy to search and discover over 20 million book titles, including print, e-books, audio books and more. Bookwire features popular category pages that readers can access to get information about bestsellers and new releases, and find titles that match their discovery interests."
7/8/13   Howcast
   "Howcast is the best source for fun, free, and useful how-to videos and guides. Known for high-quality content, Howcast streams tens of millions of videos every month across its multi-platform distribution network. Approaching two million downloads across iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry phones, Howcast is the number one mobile app for instructional content -- wherever you are."
7/9/13   AnnualCreditReport.com
   "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. AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report."
7/10/13   Online Talking Dictionary
   "A free online Talking English Pronunciation Dictionary - simply mouse over your entry to hear it pronounced. American and British spellings, with alternative pronunciations. Sounds are fast, clear and completely natural, pre-recorded by native speakers."
7/11/13   Petfinder.com
   "Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. It is also a directory of more than 13,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available-pet databases."
7/12/13   Test Your Vocabulary
   "Test your English vocabulary size, and measure how many words you know. For children, adults and EFL/ESL learners."
7/13/13   USA Today: Best-Selling Books
   "USA Today's Best-Selling Books list ranks the 150 top-selling titles each week based on an analysis of sales from U.S. booksellers. Contributors represent a variety of outlets: bookstore chains, independent bookstores, mass merchandisers and online retailers."
7/14/13   The Writer's Almanac
   "Brief biographies and notable events associated with writers and particular days; aired and published weekly by Garrison Keillor and Minnesota Public Radio."
7/15/13   Arts and Letters Daily
   "News, reviews, latest trends, breakthroughs, disputes, and gossip in arts and culture."
7/16/13   CEOExpress
   "CEOExpress: Business portal for executives created by a CEO."
7/17/13   Nolo.com: Free Legal Articles and Solutions
   "Thousands of free articles on everyday legal topics. Our articles are accurate, up to date, and written in plain English."
7/18/13   HubbleSite: Picture Album
   "HubbleSite is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach. View Hubble's spectacular color pictures of stars, planets, galaxies, and more."
7/19/13   U.S. Dept of Labor: Occupational Outlook Handbook
   "The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the government's premier source of career guidance featuring hundreds of occupations - such as carpenters, teachers, and veterinarians. Revised every 2 years, the latest version contains employment projections for the 2010-20 decade."
7/20/13   National Institutes of Health: 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."
7/21/13   US Department of Education: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
   "Apply now! Federal Student Aid has more than $150 billion available to help you pay for school. 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."
7/22/13   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."
7/23/13   Fastweb: Scholarships, Financial Aid, Student Loans and Colleges
   "Search for scholarships with our free scholarship matching service, get student financial aid and find money to pay for college at Fastweb."
7/24/13   The Library of Congress: Browse American Memory Collections
   "Browse the American Memory Historical Collections from the Library of Congress. View historical images, maps, sound recordings, manuscripts, motion pictures, and more."
7/25/13   Newsweek: Top 10 First Aid Mistakes
   From cut fingers to electrical burns - what you should and shouldn't do in a home health emergency.
7/26/13   iFixit: The Free Repair Manual
   Repair your electronics yourself. iFixit is the repair manual you can edit. We sell tools, parts and upgrades for Apple Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and MacBook as well as game consoles."
7/27/13   Physicians' Desk Reference
   "Drug information guide and health resources for consumers from the publishers of the Physicians' Desk Reference. Information on interactions, side effects, symptoms, treatment, screening, approvals, and more."
7/28/13   AccountKiller.com: How to Easily Delete Your Online Accounts
   "instructions to delete Skype, Facebook, Windows Live, Yahoo, Twitter, MSN and other accounts."
7/29/13   HowStuffWorks: How to Surf the Web Anonymously
   "The Internet has a way of lulling you into a false sense of anonymity. After all, how can anyone know your true identity in a virtual world? The truth is that simply by connecting to the Internet, you share information about your computer, your geographical location and even about the Web sites you visit. As you'll see in this HowStuffWorks article, surfing the Web anonymously isn't as easy as erasing your browser history. Learn more about computer networks and IP addresses and how they can expose your identity."
7/30/13   The Library of Congress: Today in History
   "Each day an event from American history is illustrated by digitized items from the Library of Congress American Memory historic collections."
7/31/13   Big Five Glories: Free Classic Movies Online
   "Watch Classic Movies from Hollywood's Golden Age. Big Five Glories is a tribute to Classic films."

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