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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. Census Bureau: Labor Day 2014: Sept. 1
"The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. That celebration inspired similar events across the country, and by 1894 more than half the states were observing a "working men's holiday" on one day or another. Later that year, with Congress passing legislation and President Grover Cleveland signing the bill on June 29, the first Monday in September was designated "Labor Day." This national holiday is a creation of the labor movement in the late 19th century and pays tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers."
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
"Test your knowledge! Can you identify geographic features viewed from space? Each year, in honor of Geography Awareness Week, the National Air and Space Museum hosts the Geography From Space quiz."
Zap2it:What to Watch. Where to Watch It.
Visit Zap2it for TV listings, Nielsen ratings, TV show guides and news about your favorite TV shows, plus movies, movie times, theaters, trailers, photos and more."
iTools: Use the best tools
"The best tools from across the web - Use one and switch to another tool with a click. Tools to look up, to translate, to convert, to find anything."
Kelley Blue Book: New and Used Car Prices and Values
"Let Kelley Blue Book help you find the right car today! Begin your car search at kbb.com, The Trusted Resource. What's your car worth? Research car quotes, photos, videos, reviews, and more from the automotive industry experts. Blue Book Values you can trust."
Google: LIFE Photo Archive
"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 800 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."
"The latest online activity of Congress members. This site keeps track of members of Congress through Twitter, YouTube, and hundreds of news sources, with clean feeds that are updated every 20 seconds. Search for a zip code, state, or name to find a member. The site also lists Web sites, e-mail addresses, and phone number for members of Congress."
Academic Earth: Free Online College Courses from Top Universities
"Over 750 free online college courses and lectures are available from MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Berkeley and more. A world of learning is just a click away!"
U.S. Census Bureau: Data Visualization Center
"The Census Bureau is working to increase our use of visualization in making data available to the public, and this gallery is an early part of that effort. The first posted visualizations will pertain largely to historical population data, building on prior work done to portray historical changes in the growth and redistribution of the U.S. population. For later visualizations, the topics will expand beyond decennial census data to include the full breadth of Census Bureau data sets and subject areas, from household and family dynamics, to migration and geographic mobility, to economic indicators."
National September 11 Memorial and Museum
"The 9/11 Memorial is located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex, and occupies approximately half of the 16-acre site. The 9/11 Memorial features two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools, each about an acre in size, set within the footprints of the original twin towers."
U.S. Department of Transportation: Distracted Driving
"Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways. In 2012 alone, 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes. The U.S. Department of Transportation is leading the effort to stop texting and cell phone use behind the wheel. Since 2009, we have held two national distracted driving summits, banned texting and cell phone use for commercial drivers, encouraged states to adopt tough laws, and launched several campaigns to raise public awareness about the issue. Distraction.gov is your resource for learning more about distracted driving. Get the facts, get involved, and help us keep America's roadways safe."
Open Yale Courses
"Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn. All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio, and text transcript formats. Registration is not required. No course credit, degree, or certificate is available through the Open Yale Courses webs"
Coupons at Checkout
"Simplify your online couponing experience. During checkout it will remind, show, and automatically enter coupon codes for you with a single click. No more searching. No more copying and pasting codes." Related site: Refdesk: Coupons Online.
"Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com."
LiveScience: Science News
"Groundbreaking developments in science, space, technology, health, the environment, our culture and history."
Investopedia: Educating the World About Finance
"Investopedia is a premiere resource for investing education, personal finance, market analysis and free trading simulators. With a comprehensive financial dictionary, exam preparation materials and active trading strategies, Investopedia is a leading destination for investors of all stages."
NASA: HubbleSite Gallery
"Capture the extraordinary. Explore the universe through Hubble's eye, and witness the most dangerous, spectacular and mysterious depths of the cosmos. View an expansive collection of Hubble Images: planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies and more."
"Free site with more than 100 practical study skills articles in English and Spanish, more than 1000 study skills tips, and self-assessments with recommendations."
Gallop.com: Daily News, Polls, Public Opinion on Politics, Economy, Wellbeing, and World
"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."
Houzz: Home Design
"The largest collection of interior design and decorating ideas on the Internet, including kitchens and bathrooms. Over 2,800,000 inspiring photos and 90,000 idea books from top designers around the world. Remodeling and decorating ideas and inspiration for designing your kitchen, bath, patio and more. Find architects, interior designers and home improvement contractors."
USA TODAY: America's 50 Best Cities to Live In
"When choosing where to live, Americans consider a variety of factors. For some, the quality of schools is important. For others, the strength of the local economy or personal safety takes priority. To determine America's best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on the 550 areas measured by the U.S. Census Bureau with populations of 65,000 or more. Based on a range of variables, including crime rates, employment growth, educational attainment, and housing affordability, 24/7 Wall St. identified America's 50 best cities to live."
"MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge. With more than 2,200 courses available, OCW is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge."
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."
NOVA: Rise of the Drones
"Meet a new breed of flying robots, from tiny swarming vehicles to giant unmanned planes. These unmanned flying robots - some as large as jumbo jets, others as small as birds - do things straight out of science fiction. Much of what it takes to get these robotic airplanes to fly, sense, and kill has remained secret. But now, with rare access to drone engineers and those who fly them for the U.S. military, NOVA reveals the amazing technologies that make drones so powerful as we see how a remotely-piloted drone strike looks and feels from inside the command center."
TIME: Pictures of the Week
"The best pictures of the week from the news and our exclusive assignments."
Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
"The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum maintains the world's largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials. It operates two landmark facilities that, together, welcome more than eight million visitors a year, making it the most visited museum in the country. It also is home to the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies."
Merriam-Webster: Visual Dictionary Online
"The Visual Dictionary is designed to help you find the right word at a glance. Filled with stunning illustrations labeled with accurate terminology in up to six languages, it is the ideal language-learning and vocabulary dictionary for use at school, at home or at work."
"FloodSmart provides flood insurance, flood zone maps, floodplain maps and flood information to help protect your home from flooding and elevated water tables."
Zillow: Your Edge in Real Estate
"Find homes for sale, rentals, home values, mortgages, and more. Real estate info for practically every home in the U.S."
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