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"Take free online classes from 80+ top universities and organizations. Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company partnering with Stanford University, Yale University, Princeton University and others around the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We believe in connecting people to a great education so that anyone around the world can learn without limits."
Gallup.com: Well-Being News
"Health and Well-Being Index news and data from Gallup.com, including daily and monthly health and well-being data. Key data on exercise, flu, chronic disease, workplace wellness, and community health."
Bloomberg: Highest and Cheapest Gasoline Prices by Country
"The Bloomberg Gas Price Ranking sorts 61 countries by average price at the pump and by 'pain at the pump,' which measures the percentage of an average day's wages needed to buy a gallon of fuel. See where your country stacks up."
DuckDuckGo Search Engine
"DuckDuckGo has better instant answers, less spam and clutter, and real privacy."
LIFE Photos: Classic Pictures From LIFE Magazine's Archives
"Classic and unpublished photos of the 20th century's major events and public figures from LIFE magazine. Pictures from World War II, the Space Race, Vietnam, the Civil Rights Movement, Hollywood, sports, science, the arts and more."
United States Army: D-Day - June 6, 1944
"June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which 'we will accept nothing less than full victory.' More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day's end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler."
"CarCareKiosk is a startup focused on providing how-to videos for your car that are high-quality, concise and free. We believe that many people would take better care of their cars if only they knew how, so we combined incredible footage from our contributors with a simple and sleek interface to empower users to maintain their cars in ways they never thought possible."
National Geographic: FOUND
"FOUND is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public. We hope to bring new life to these images by sharing them with audiences far and wide. Their beauty has been lost to the outside world for years and many of the images are missing their original date or location."
"TopConsumerReviews.com is an independent organization dedicated to bring you the highest quality reviews of the best products available. We hope your experience here is insightful, informative, and enjoyable!"
"Welcome to LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with 300 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe. Manage your professional identity. Build and engage with your professional network. Access knowledge, insights and opportunities."
HowStuffWorks: 10 Ways 3-D Printing Could Change the World
"3-D printing technology is now used for fashion, food, and many other things. Here are 10 ways 3-D printing could change the world, from HowStuffWorks."
Digital Public Library of America
"The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America's heritage, to the efforts and data of science."
"Join Curious.com for free online video lessons, how-to DIY projects, and community. Find or become a student in baking, photography, math, and more!"
"Learn the odds of weather changing based on past climate data. What are the odds it will dip below freezing on a January day in Chicago?"
U.S. Census Bureau: Facts for Features: Father's Day: June 15, 2014
"The idea of Father's Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father's Day celebration, June 17, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane's mayor because it was the month of Smart's birth. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. Father's Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent."
U.S. News Travel: Best Cheap Summer Vacations
"With kids out for summer recess, more travelers are packing their bags and getting out of town. That means fewer hotels and airlines are desperate for your business. And given the economy's fickle nature, destinations that were bargains last year may not be so now. U.S. News used expert insight along with an assessment of affordability and traveler appeal to bring you our list of the best summer vacations to take on the cheap. We need your vote to help us determine next year's ranking, so please choose your favorite destination from the list below."
"Welcome to the Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy as determined by dozens of hours of research and testing."
"Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com."
"Answer questions to find out which government benefits you may be eligible to receive."
U.S. Census Bureau: American Fact Finder
"American FactFinder is your source for population, housing, economic and geographic information. Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community."
"Science, Space and Technology News 2014."
"Wolfram|Alpha is more than a search engine. It gives you access to the world's facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics, including science, nutrition, history, geography, engineering, mathematics, linguistics, sports, finance, music, and much more."
"With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. Combined with the Acronym Attic, Acronym Finder contains more than 5 million acronyms and abbreviations. New! You can also search for more than 850,000 US and Canadian postal codes."
The Atlantic: World War I in Photos
"One hundred years ago, in the summer of 1914, a series of events set off an unprecedented global conflict that ultimately claimed the lives of more than 16 million people, dramatically redrew the maps of Europe, and set the stage for the 20th Century."
"Gallup.Com provides data-driven news based on U.S. and world polls, daily tracking and public opinion research. Articles and videos cover news, politics, economy, behavioral economics, wellbeing, world issues, management, and employee engagement."
The Writer's Almanac with Garrision Kellor
"Official home page of the daily program of poetry and history, hosted by Garrison Keillor."
NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day
"A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation."
CIA: The World Factbook
"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map."
"On Fact Monster you can find facts on thousands of subjects including sports, entertainment, technology, business, education, and health."
Old Farmer's Almanac
"Old Farmer's Almanac offers free long range weather forecasts, full moon dates, weather history, sun rise and set times, best planting dates, and folklore."
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