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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
DATE SITE OF THE DAY
U.S. and World Population Clock
"The U.S. population clock is based on a series of short-term projections for the resident population of the United States. This includes people whose usual residence is in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. These projections do not include members of the Armed Forces overseas, their dependents, or other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The populations displayed on the world population clock are not intended to imply that the population of the world is known to the last person. Rather, the clock is the Census Bureau's estimate of the world population size and an indication of how fast it is growing. According to the current estimates, the world population reached 7 billion in 2012 and the new projections indicate that the 8 billion marker will be reached in 2025."
Internet Archive: Free Movies
"Feature films, shorts, silent films and trailers are available for viewing and downloading. Enjoy! View a list of all the Feature Films sorted by popularity."
"Apartment rentals and houses for rent. Search millions of apartments for rent with the Rent.com apartment guide. Rent homes, cheap apartments, condos, and townhouses."
U.S. Census Bureau: The Fourth of July 2015
"On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked with red, white and blue flags, fireworks, parades and backyard barbecues across the country."
Mayo Clinic: First Aid Guide
"Information to help you during a medical emergency. (Disclaimer: This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, emergency treatment or formal first-aid training. Don't use this information to diagnose or develop a treatment plan for a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified health care provider. If you're in a life-threatening or emergency medical situation, seek medical assistance immediately.)"
USA.gov: Elected Officials
"Government Agencies and Elected Officials. Find contact information for federal, state, local, or tribal governments and elected officials."
"A trusted source for federal statistical information since 1997. FedStats supports a community of practice for over 100 agencies engaged in the production and dissemination of official federal statistics, and provides the public with a showcase of information, tools and news related to official Federal statistics."
U.S. Department of Defense
Homepage of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Census Bureau: U.S. and World Population Clock
"The U.S. population clock is based on a series of short-term projections for the resident population of the United States. This includes people whose usual residence is in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. These projections do not include members of the Armed Forces overseas, their dependents, or other U.S. citizens residing outside the United States. The projections are based on a monthly series of population estimates starting with the April 1, 2010 resident population from the 2010 Census.
NASA: Earth Observatory
"The Earth Observatory's mission is to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about climate and the environment that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and climate models."
Federal Research: What's a Dollar Worth?
"Directions: Enter years as 4 digits (i.e. 1913) through 2014. Enter dollar amount without commas or $ sign in box on first line. Click Calculate button to compute dollar amount shown on second line."
National Library of Medicine: The Visible Human Project
"The Visible Human Project is the creation of anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of normal male and female human bodies. Transverse CT, MR and cryosection images have been collected."
"British Pathe, the world's leading multimedia resource with a history stretching back over a century. The finest and most comprehensive archive of fabulous footage and stunning stills."
National Geographic Photo of the Day
"See a new picture every day from National Geographic, and download free wallpaper."
NASA: New Horizons Mission to Pluto
"New Horizons is on approach for a dramatic flight past the icy dwarf planet Pluto and its moons in July 2015."
U.S. National Debt Clock: Real Time
"Continuously Updated US National Debt Clock in Real Time. Site offers a Mortgage Calculator, Loan Calculator and more."
U.S. Dept of Education: College Navigator
"College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about over 7,000 postsecondary institutions in the United States - such as programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, aid available, degrees awarded, campus safety, and accreditation."
American Library Association: Great Websites for Kids
"Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria. The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association."
Visa: Practical Money Skills
"To help consumers and students of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance, Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to develop the Practical Money Skills program. At practicalmoneyskills.com and whatsmyscore.org, consumers, educators, parents, students and policymakers can access free educational resources, including personal finance articles, games and lesson plans."
Univ. of Albany: Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
"Statistics on crime and criminal justice topics in the United States, including data on arrests, police officers and agencies, courts, convictions, sentences, drugs, corrections, inmates in local jails, State and Federal prisoners, death penalty, violent crime victims, terrorism, and public opinion."
The State of Working America
"The State of Working America, an ongoing analysis published since 1988 by the Economic Policy Institute, includes a wide variety of data on family incomes, wages, jobs, unemployment, wealth, and poverty that allow for a clear, unbiased understanding of the economy's effect on the living standards of working Americans."
Vocabulary.com: The Dictionary
"Our dictionary zeroes in on the word you're looking for and its meaning faster than any other online dictionary. Just start typing a word and the dictionary will display the most likely results. We want you to find the word's definition as quickly as possible, without having to look through a lot of clutter. "
"Whichbook is a unique site for choosing what to read. Whichbook offers choices which are not available anywhere else - mood, emotion, plot shape, type of main character, country the book is set in."
Wikitravel: Free Travel Guide
"Open source travel guide featuring up-to-date information on attractions hotels restaurants travel tips and more. Free and reliable advice written by Wikitravellers from around the globe."
World Public Opinion
"Global source of public opinion research on international affairs and policy. New polls of European, Asian, and American opinion are released. Findings from international polling organizations such as Gallup, Pew, Zogby, and Eurobarometer are analyzed."
"We are the world's largest and most comprehensive directory and search engine for acronyms, abbreviations and initialisms on the Internet. Abbreviations.com holds hundreds of thousands of entries organized by a large variety of categories from computing and the Web to governmental, medicine and business and it is maintained and expanded by a large community of passionate editors."
U.S. Dept of Labor: The American Time Use Survey
"The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities, such as paid work, childcare, volunteering, and socializing."
Baby Name Wizard
The name-hunter's paradise, from best-selling name expert Laura Wattenberg. Popularity graphs and maps, Name Finder, and Namipedia for full info on every name."
GovTrack.us: Tracking the United States Congress
"GovTrack.us, a project of Civic Impulse, LLC now in its 10th year, is one of the world's most visited government transparency websites. The site helps ordinary citizens find and track bills in the U.S. Congress and understand their representatives' legislative record. In 2013, GovTrack.us was used by 8 million individuals. We sent out 3 million legislative update email alerts. Our embeddable widgets were deployed on more than 80 official websites of Members of Congress."
Life Photo Archive Hosted by Google
"Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google."
Newseum: Today's Front Pages
"Through a special agreement with more than 2,000 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."
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