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or we know where we can find information upon it."
- Samuel Johnson
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wikiHow: How To Do Anything
"wikiHow is a collaborative effort to create the world's most helpful how-to guides. Like Wikipedia, wikiHow is a wiki, in that anyone can write or edit a page on the site. Thousands of people from all over the world have collaboratively written 180,091 how-to articles. Over 40 million people a month read wikiHow according to Google Analytics and Quantcast ranks us as the 150th most popular website."
"Your search for great deals and coupon savings ends here. Find the best bargains and money-saving offers, discounts, promo codes, freebies and price comparisons from the trusted Slickdeals community."
"EarthCam is the leading network of live webcams and offers the most comprehensive search engine of internet cameras from around the world. EarthCam also creates and produces live webcasts in addition to providing complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming video camera systems for its consumers and corporate clients."
Mayo Clinic: Symptom Checker
"Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use the Mayo Clinic Medical Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom."
"Suggested, free calibration settings from certified professionals for your HDTV."
Howdy, Mr. President!
"The home page for the Howdy Mr. President site. A digital collection of photographs from the University of Texas at Arlington Special Collections. The exhibit showcases over 80 intriguing photographs taken by Fort Worth Star-Telegram news photographers."
ixquick Search Engine
"Ixquick search engine provides search results from over ten best search engines in full privacy. Search anonymously with Ixquick Search Engine!"
"We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding." Related site: PolitiFact.com.
Kaiser Foundation: State Health Facts
"State Health Facts provides free, up-to-date, health data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the United States, counties, territories, and other geographies. State Health Facts provides users with the ability to map, rank, trend, and download data. Data come from a variety of public and private sources, including KFF reports, public websites, government surveys and reports, and private organizations."
"Google Chrome is a free browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier."
This Day in Country Music.com
"On this day in country music, provides information on country musicians who where born on this day, like country recordings, country gigs, country musician deaths, country chart positions and significant country music events on this day. The site is updated daily with events from all the major country music artists."
"The latest online activity of Congress members."
HowStuffWorks: 10 Mind-blowing Alcohol Facts
"Drinking has been so widespread throughout history that Patrick McGovern, an archaeological chemist at the University of Pennsylvania, called it 'a universal language' in an Economist article. Indeed, you're hard-pressed to find a culture or event in history that alcohol (or lack of it) didn't feature in some way. HowStuffWorks provides 10 fascinating facts about alcohol that will enrich your cocktail conversations."
"Consumerist is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit consumer news and information website. The Consumerist's parent company, Consumer Media LLC, is a subsidiary of Consumer Reports, the nation's leading not-for-profit consumer advocacy organization. Since its founding in 1936, Consumer Reports has fought for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves."
"User Reviews and Recommendations of Top Restaurants, Shopping, Nightlife, Entertainment, Services and More at Yelp."
"State information resource links to state homepage, symbols, flags, maps, constitutions, representitives, songs, birds, flowers, trees, and more."
eHow: How to Videos and Articles
"Learn how to do just about everything at eHow. Find expert advice along with How To videos and articles, including instructions on how to make, cook, grow, or do almost anything."
"TerraFly changes the way you view your world. Simply enter an address, and our system will put you at the controls of a new and innovative way to explore your digital earth."
CDC.gov: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"CDC.gov (www.cdc.gov) is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is a public domain Web site, which means you may link to CDC.gov at no cost and without specific permission. CDC.gov provides direct access to important health and safety topics, scientific articles, data and statistics, tools and resources - and over 900 topics in the CDC.gov A-Z Index."
"Play free online brain games and puzzles. Free puzzle games and brain games that make you smarter."
"Download.com is the place where people go to discover free-to-try legal downloads. Featuring rated reviews, Download.com is the trusted, safe, and secure resource for software, mobile applications, and game downloads. With everything from PC starter kits to games, security patches, screensavers, and mobile apps, you can play with more than 150,000 free downloads. Features such as most-popular lists, editorial reviews, blogs, and how-to articles will help you find the software that is right for you."
"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA, unveils New, Free, Online Search Tool for Recalls Using Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Has your recalled car been repaired? Your VIN can quickly tell you! NHTSA unveils new, free, online search tool using your Vehicle Identification Number to find out if a recalled vehicle still needs to be fixed. NHTSA Homepage.
GasBuddy.com: USA National Gas Price Heat Map
"The fuel prices listed on GasBuddy.com are intended to be based on the price of Regular Unleaded Gasoline and Number 2 diesel fuel. The data base is designed to remove prices from display 72 hours after the time that they were entered which helps to keep the price data as current as possible. The GasBuddy system is designed to access the GasBuddy.com database from a remote location and displays the current local low and high fuel prices."
"Test your Internet connection bandwidth to locations around the world with this interactive broadband speed test."
HubbleSite: Out of the Ordinary - Out of this World
"The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space-based telescope that was launched in 1990 by the space shuttle. From its position 353 miles (569 km) above Earth's surface, the HST has expanded our understanding of star birth, star death, and galaxy evolution, and has helped move black holes from theory to fact. In its first 15 years, the telescope recorded over 700,000 images. Hubble's view is so spectacular because of its location above Earth's atmosphere."
Google Chrome Browser
"Google Chrome is a fast, simple, more secure browser that helps you make the most of the modern web."
Encyclopedia of Life
"The Encyclopedia of Life is an ambitious project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth. At its heart lies a series of Web sites - one for each of the approximately 1.8 million known species. Each site is constantly evolving and features dynamically synthesized content ranging from historical literature and biological descriptions to stunning images, videos and distribution maps."
BGR.com: Mobile and Tech News
"BGR is a leading online destination for news and commentary focused on the mobile and general consumer electronics markets. It is America's number one source of exclusive and breaking mobile news, and a technology category leader among early adopters, savvy technophiles and casual readers alike. BGR started as a column written by Internet personality Jonathan Geller on the popular consumer electronics blog Engadget. Geller, known only as 'Boy Genius' at the time, quickly rose to Internet stardom as he became one of the biggest draws on Engadget. At age 19, Geller spun off his column into a website devoted to bringing exclusive mobile and gadget news to the masses - and Boy Genius Report was born."
Gallup.Com - Daily News, Polls, Public Opinion on Politics
"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."
US 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 2012-22 decade."
U.S. Census Bureau: Halloween Oct. 31, 2014
"Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities, such as costumes, trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns."
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