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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
Forbes: The Best Countries to Retire to in 2013
"Planning to retire overseas? Here are the top 10 countries for North American retirees."
FDA: Recalls, Market Withdrawals, and Safety Alerts
"This list by the Food and Drug Administration provides information gathered from press releases and other public notices about certain recalls of FDA-regulated products. Visit this recall page to stay informed on the latest product recalls. Everything from recalled food, medical devices, cosmetics, drugs and more, will be listed with a brand name, product description, reason for recall, manufacturer, other details and a photo."
All Things Digital
"AllThingsD.com is a Web site devoted to news, analysis and opinion on technology, the Internet and media. But it is different from other sites in this space. It is a fusion of different media styles, different topics, different formats and different sources. Because the site is wholly owned by Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal, we aim to adhere to the journalistic standards of the best of the mainstream media. But, because it is run autonomously as a small online start-up, we aim to exhibit the fresh thinking and nimbleness of the best of the new media. We want to be first, and sassy, but also well sourced and accurate. We will offer lots of opinion and analysis, but plenty of fact as well. "
LIfeScience: Science News Articles and Current Events
"Groundbreaking developments in science, space, technology, health, the environment, our culture and history."
"Reference.com - a free online encyclopedia and information reference. Research articles from Columbia Encyclopedia and Encyclopedia Britannica."
"AbeBooks is your source for Used Books, New Books, Rare Books and Out of print books. Find classic collectibles, rare signed editions, used textbooks, and inexpensive bestsellers from independent booksellers worldwide."
This Day in Music
"On this day in music, provides information on musicians who where born on this day, like recordings, gigs, deaths, chart positions and significant events on this day. The site provides information on the #1 / No.1 singles or #1 / No.1 Albums for the UK, US, German, Canadian and Australia. The site is updated daily with events from all the major rock and pop artists such as The Beatles, U2, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin to today's artists like The Killers, Lady Ga Ga, Cheryl Cole, Britney Spears, Amy Winehouse and Leona Lewis."
Popurls: News Aggregator
"Popurls is the mother of news aggregators, a single page that encapsulates up-to-the-minute headlines from the most popular sites on the internet."
Topix: Your Town. Your News. Your Take
"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."
"Find out about dog breeds and cat breeds, volunteer and adoption, and all the info you need to live life to the fullest with your pet."
"LightBox, a new blog by TIME's photo department, will explore how photography, video and the culture of images define today's world. This blog will be our opportunity to give you a daily behind-the-scenes look at our photography as well as inspiring new projects. We want to immerse you in the visual side of the news and highlight photography that pushes boundaries in the art world. As part of our regular features, we'll include the backstory from photo shoots, firsthand accounts from photographers in the field, profiles of legendary imagemakers, photo essays and more."
Nextag: Compare Prices Before you Buy
"Don't Like Paying High Prices? Comparison Shop at Nextag and Find the Best Value for Electronics, Home & Garden, Clothing, Hotels and So Much More!"
Oblurb: News Aggregator and Information Source for Gen Y
"Oblurb, your fresh new source for everything going on in the web. Visit us today and find out what's happening on the net and in the news!"
BBC: Ancient History In-depth
"From the death cults of Egypt to the fearsome yet sophisticated society of the Vikings, the ancient world was a surprising and challenging place. Ancient History section of the BBC History website."
"Charity Navigator, America's leading independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability and Transparency of 6,000 of America's largest charities."
"Weather forecast, local to international. World class weather radar plus your up to the minute weather report and current conditions."
"The Web's largest and most authoritative acronyms and abbreviations resource."
"Infoplease.com, a free, authoritative, and respected reference for Internet users, provides a comprehensive encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary, and thesaurus. Infoplease.com contains facts on all subjects including sports, entertainment, technology, education, world news, and united states government and history."
"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."
"Acronym Finder: The Acronym Finder is a searchable database of over 4 million acronyms, abbreviations and meanings. Covers: common acronyms, computers, science, technology, government, telecommunications, and military acronyms."
Edmunds car buying guide lists new car prices, used car prices, car comparisons, car buying advice, car ratings, car values, auto leasing." Related site: CarFax.
U.S. Department 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."
National Consumers League
"The National Consumers League is America's oldest consumer organization, representing consumers and workers on marketplace and workplace issues since our founding in 1899. NCL provides government, businesses, and other organizations with the consumer's perspective on concerns including child labor, privacy, food safety, and medication information."
Federal Trade Commission
"The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them."
Purdue OWL: Resume Workshop
"This resume workshop provides detailed explanations, as well step-by-step processes, for creating an effective resume. The Purdue OWL also maintains resume quick tips resources and a resume PowerPoint slide presentation. Please visit those resources for shorter discussions of the resume."
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."
U.S. Dept.of Veterans Affairs: Memorial Day 2013
"Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time."
Internet Movie Database
"IMDb, the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content." Related site: Movie Review Query Engine.
"Allrecipes is the #1 place for recipes, cooking tips, and how-to food videos - all rated and reviewed by millions of home cooks. Allrecipes makes it easy to find everyday recipes for chicken, make the perfect birthday cake, or plan your next holiday dinner." Related site: The Food Network.
National Geographic: Maps
"Browse through National Geographic maps online in our print map collection and Atlas Explorer, explore your world with MapMachine, and enjoy map-based editorial features like EarthPulse."
U. S. National Archives
"The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever. Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family's history, need to prove a veteran's military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you."
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