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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
Library of Congress: Research and Reference Services
"Research and Reference Services: Library of Congress collections and research tools. This page serves as the starting point for researchers using the Library of Congress, both on-site and remotely via the Web. Links are provided to all research centers and reading rooms, as well as all service for public researchers and scholars."
National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus
"MedlinePlus - Health Information from the National Library of Medicine."
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."
The Fiscal Times: The 12 Worst Supermarkets in America
"Not all supermarkets are created equal. For many Americans, stopping by a chain supermarket has become a major chore, involving long lines, rude employees, unsanitary conditions and poor selection. Consumer Reports recently conducted a survey of more than 24,000 shoppers to rank the best and worst out of 52 grocery store chains - and the results show just how disappointing customer experience can be at some megastores."
MarketWatch: No merit aid? Six ways to pay for college
"More than 25 states award some financial aid to college students based on academic achievement, as opposed to need. Thirteen states award more than half of their financial aid based on merit. But students who don't quality for merit-based aid aren't entirely out of luck. Several sources of free aid - such as grants and scholarships that don't need to be paid back - are still available. And many are still being distributed based on a family's finances rather than a student's grades. Here is a primer on where to look."
Fortune: World's Most Admired Companies
"World's Most Admired Companies 2013 - from Fortune Magazine."
Kim Komando: How to Secure Your Home Wireless Network
"Tips for securing your home wireless network."
Forbes: American Migration Interactive Map
"Close to 40 million Americans move from one home to another every year. Click anywhere on the map below: blue counties send more migrants to the selected county than they take; red counties take more than they send."
Rulers: Heads of States and Heads of Government
"This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases. Also included are the subdivisions of various countries (the links are at the bottom of the respective country entries), as well as a selection of international organizations. Recent foreign ministers of all countries are listed separately."
History of the U. S. Constitution
Article from "Ben's Guide to the Constitution," produced by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office. Related site: The U. S. Constitution Online.
MSN Careers: 15 bachelor's degree majors with starting pay of $50,000-plus
"Four-year college graduates will earn $1 million more in their lifetime than those with a high-school diploma, but some college graduates will get a head start on reaching that six-figure advantage. The National Association of Colleges and Employers released the starting salaries by academic major for bachelor's degree graduates."
Arts Journal: Daily Arts News
"Each day ArtsJournal features link to stories culled from more than 200 English-language newspapers, magazines and publications featuring writing about arts and culture."
Find a Grave
"Find A Grave is a free resource for finding the final resting places of famous folks, friends and family members. With millions of names, it's an invaluable tool for genealogist and history buffs. Find A Grave memorials are rich with content, including dates, photos and bios. You can even leave 'virtual flowers' on the memorials you visit to complete the online cemetery experience. Find A Grave also contains listings for thousands of celebrity graves, making it the premier online destination for tombstone tourists."
"Encyclopedia.com has more than 100 trusted sources, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, and thesauruses with facts, definitions, biographies, synonyms, pronunciation keys, word origins, and abbreviations."
Howcast: How-to Videos
"Launched in February of 2008 by a senior management team with deep roots in traditional and new media as well as technology, Howcast has quickly become the authoritative source for instructional video content. With tens of thousands of short, helpful, high-quality videos to choose from, Howcast will help you with pretty much anything you need to know about; from How to Bake a Cake to How to Survive an Alien Abduction, Howcast has you covered."
Merriam-Webster: Visual Dictionary Online
"Welcome to the Visual Dictionary Online, the dictionary with a new point of view. A quick glance at the index is all it takes to connect words with images. Explore the 15 major themes to access more than 6,000 images and see words like never before."
The World Clock: Time Zones
"Current local time in cities and countries worldwide, in all time zones with DST accounted for. Links to each city with extensive info on time, weather forecast, Daylight Saving Time changes, sunrise, sunset and moon times and phases."
Credit.com: The 10 Dumbest Risks People Take With Their Smartphones
"To help you prepare your defenses, here are the 10 dumbest things that people do (or fail to do) with their smartphones. Article by Credit.com."
National Weather Service
"The mission of the National Weather Service is to provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy."
"Explore Bio.com, your source for true stories about notable people. Watch full episodes, read exclusive biographies and discover the unexpected ways you're connected to your favorite celebrities."
USPS: The United States Postal Service
"Welcome to USPS.com. Find information on our most convenient and affordable shipping and mailing services. Use our quick tools to find locations, calculate prices, look up a Zip Code, and get Track & Confirm information."
Topix: Your Town, Your News
"Your Town. Your News. Your Take. Local news and discussion forums for every city in the US, thousands of cities throughout the world and 300,000 other topics."
Nolo: Free Dictionary of Law Terms and Legal Definitions
"Find plain-English definitions for legal terms by browsing Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary." Related site: Nolo: Free Legal Articles and FAQs.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
"Statistics about - Crime and victims, Drugs and crime, Criminal offenders, The justice system in the United States, Law enforcement, Prosecution, Courts and sentencing, Corrections, Justice expenditure and employment."
NAUPA: Locate Unclaimed Money
"The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Association of State Treasurers and the Council of State Governments.
"The Trusted Resource for Grandparents, giving timely information on what really matters to you, from activities to do with your grandkids and family relationships, to health and money to travel and retirement."
Everyday Health.com: Health Information, Resources and News Online
"Health resources and personalized health tools. Information and news on depression, digestive health, diabetes, breast cancer, cardiovascular health, and much more."
The Why Files
"Your source for science behind the news. The mission of The Why Files is to explore the science, math and technology behind the news of the day, and to present those topics in a clear, accessible and accurate manner. We are based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, but The Why Files covers science at all institutions that engage in scientific exploration and discovery. We hope our work will help explain the relationship between science and daily life."
National Earthquake Information Center
"The mission of the National Earthquake Information Center is to determine rapidly the location and size of all destructive earthquakes worldwide and to immediately disseminate this information to concerned national and international agencies, scientists, and the general public."
The Smoking Gun
"The Smoking Gun brings you exclusive documents--cool, confidential, quirky--that can't be found elsewhere on the Web. Using material obtained from government and law enforcement sources, via Freedom of Information requests, and from court files nationwide, we guarantee everything here is 100% authentic."
Woman's Day: Easter Traditions from Around the World
"Kids in the U.S. grow up expecting a delivery of eggs and candy from the Easter bunny each year, but it may seem odd to an outsider. Brought to this country by German immigrants in the 1700s, the practice is rooted in the belief that rabbits and eggs symbolize fertility and rebirth. While this may be the norm in America, however, other cultures have their their own, unique Easter celebrations. Whether it's drenching one another with water in Poland or reading crime novels in Norway, check out 10 Easter traditions from around the globe and the history behind them."
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