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Vehicle Fixer

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Vehicle Fixer

I hope you’re ready to find your inner mechanic, because today’s Web site is all about vehicle repairs. More specifically, here at Vehicle Fixer, you can watch videos that will help you repair your vehicle!

How does it work, you ask? Well, you can start by typing the type of vehicle you own or the type of repair you want done in the search engine. Then hit… Continue reading

Troovi

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Troovi

Would you like to share your photos online in high quality? Well, now you can with Troovi!

This Web site is so easy to use! Just click on the Choose Photos button to get started. That will open your computer’s Open menu, so go ahead and select the photo you’d like upload. Free users can upload 15 images at a time, so don’t be shy!

Once you’ve selected… Continue reading

I Like Your Colors

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

I Like Your Colors

Have you ever run across a Web site that was using a beautiful color scheme? Have you ever wanted to use that same color scheme for your own site? Well, with this site, you can find out which colors they’re using!

This is so easy to use! All you need to do is have the URL for the Web site that uses the colors… Continue reading

Study Stack

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Study Stack

Welcome to Study Stack! This is my favorite study Web site, because it integrates studying not only by traditional means (think flashcards), but it includes studying by playing games. I love to recommend this site to my friends in class who are getting ready to take the GRE (Graduate Record Examination).

Start by selecting the subject matter you’d like to study from the list provided. You’ll then… Continue reading

Newseum

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Newseum

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get the front page for newspapers all over the world? Well, now you can with Newseum! Just select the country you want to see the newspaper for from the tabs at the top of the map. You can choose from: USA, North America, Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, Oceania, South America and Africa.

If you don’t like clicking around on… Continue reading

The Radio

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

The Radio

The Radio is a great way to listen to music online! It’s so easy to use too. After the short advertisement plays, you’ll be given a search prompt. Just type in the name of your favorite artist or genre and hit Enter. That will start the searching process for your artist or genre.

If there’s more than one match for your entry, you’ll get a listing of… Continue reading

Social Wallpapering

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Social Wallpapering

I love when I find Web sites that are truly gems! If you love to change your desktop’s wallpaper as much as I do, you’re going to love all the options you find here. And best of all, it’s all free!

To get started, select the type of monitor you have from the options: Standard, Wide Screen, Dual Monitors, All or Random. I have a Wide Screen… Continue reading

My Deco

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

My Deco

Now that Spring is almost here, I’m dying to get my house whipped into shape! I want to change the furniture layout and get new curtains for sure. And with My Deco’s 3D room planner, I can do it without the hassle of moving my furniture a billion times, just trying to get the right configuration.

On the right hand side of the screen, you’ll find a… Continue reading

Instacalc Online Calculator

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

I found this online calculator Web site to be very interesting. To get started, I recommend scrolling down to the Ready to Use section and taking the tour. It will walk you through the features for the calculator.

What I love about it is you don’t have to press Enter to get an answer. Also, you can use multiple lines to do more than one step in… Continue reading

Gate 2 Home

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Gate 2 Home

Have you ever been frustrated by not being able to type or surf the Web in your native language? Well, Gate 2 Home understands and it provides you with the means to do just that!

It’s really easy to use too! Start by selecting your language from the drop down box at the top of the page. Then choose your keyboard layout from the next… Continue reading

Track-n-Graph

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Track-n-Graph

Do you want to track your weight loss for the year? If so, why not make a graph to make it easier to see your progress? Or, maybe you want to keep track of how many cigarettes you smoke in a day as you try to quit. Maybe you want to track how much you spend on gas for your vehicle. Whatever you want to keep track of… Continue reading

Where’s My Cell Phone?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Where’s My Cell Phone?

I’m notorious for losing my cell phone around my house and in my car. But with this Web site, I no longer have any trouble finding my cell phone!

All you have to do is put in your cell phone number and click on the Find It button. The service will call your cell phone for free and let it ring so that you can… Continue reading

My Live Signature

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

I’m really excited about sharing this Web site with you! My mom sent it to me after she used it to create a signature she could use for her work e-mails. I recommend starting with the Quick Tour.

The Quick Tour will not only walk you through the whole process, but it will also explain all the different ways you can make your signature. You’ll want to… Continue reading

Feed Revolution

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Feed Revolution

Do you have a hard time keeping track of when your favorite musicians release new music? I know I do! I can’t keep track of who’s releasing a new CD and when. I love to support my favorite artists by buying their music, but since I like so many different artists, it all gets jumbled up in my brain!

But no more! With Feed Revolution, you can… Continue reading

The Tradition of Saint Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

The Tradition of Saint Valentine’s Day

This Web site begins with some of the lore behind the start of the Valentine tradition. It’s thought that the festivals that predated our modern day Valentine’s Day started in the third or fourth century BC. After the introductory, you’ll see a whole listing of Valentine’s Day facts. There are some very interesting things listed there, so make sure you check it… Continue reading

VerbaLearn

Monday, February 9th, 2009

VerbaLearn

Welcome to VerbaLearn, a Web site devoted to helping you learn vocabulary! I would start by watching the VerbaLearn demo. To do so, just click on the image of the video or hit the Play button.

I love the demo video, because it walks you through every step of the process for using the site. You’ll learn how to create study lists, how to download them to your… Continue reading

Live Mocha

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Live Mocha

Have you ever wanted to learn a second language? Are you learning a language on your own or maybe taking formal language classes? If so, this Web site can help you out! It provides self-study lessons and it then sends you off to practice in a global community.

It’s really easy to get started! Just select your native language and the language you want to learn. Then… Continue reading

Cheap Eats

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Cheap Eats

I must be on a food kick lately! I found another great Web site that helps you find restaurants to eat at. This one specializes in restaurants you can eat at for under $10. Want to know how it works? Of course you do!

All you do is type in your city, state or the zip code of where you want to eat. Then click on the… Continue reading

Thanks-O-Meter

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Thanks-O-Meter

I truly believe that kindness triggers more kindness. An excellent example of that happened to me recently. My roommate and I were on our way to an appointment with her doctor. We got in the car and were all set to go when we remembered we left the cookies we made for her dad in the house. So, she tries to back into the drive way, but misses… Continue reading

Cookstr

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Cookstr

I found a great new way to discover recipes! You have to check out this Web site if you love to cook and want to try new things. On the main page, you’re greeted with the Chef of the Day and the Recipe of the Day!

Chef of the Day – Here you’ll learn all about the person they’ve selected as the Chef of the Day. You’ll find… Continue reading

Quotiki

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Quotiki

Quotiki is a wiki of quotes that you can tag, rate and add to as a member! To register, click on the Sign Up button at the top of the page. Then fill out the form with your name, e-mail address and a password. Next, you’ll need to check the e-mail address you provided for a confirmation letter. My letter came right away, so you shouldn’t have to… Continue reading

Food Joker

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Food Joker

Are you a world traveler? Or, maybe you just want to know what restaurants are around your town. Maybe you’re planning a trip to a new location and you want to know where you can eat while you’re there. Well, you can answer all those questions and more with Food Joker!

The Web site is set up in eight languages! So, pick your language by clicking… Continue reading

Word Count Tool

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Word Count Tool

As a student, I occasionally run into professors who want a specific word amount for a paper, as opposed to a certain amount of pages. If I don’t have access to a word processing program, this Web site is where I go. It’s fast, easy to use and free!

All you have to do is paste in the text you need a word count for and… Continue reading

Flashcard Exchange

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Flashcard Exchange

I was looking for a great Web site to help me create some flashcards for school and I was really pleased by what I found here at Flashcard Exchange. Not only do they cover a multitude of subjects, but the site is also available in many languages!

I’m starting you out on the Introduction page, because you’ll find out exactly what the site is all about… Continue reading

Storyz

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Storyz

Registration for this Web site is super easy! You just need a name, an e-mail address and a password. When you’re ready, check the box for the Terms of Service and then click on the Create button. Make sure the e-mail address you provided is a working one, because you’ll receive an activation link in your e-mail.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll be prompted to start your journey by… Continue reading

Bionic Books

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Bionic Books

Do you own a small business? Are you just starting a business? Maybe you’re a contractor and you need to keep track of all the odd jobs you pick up. Either way, Bionic Books is for you!

You’re not getting a trial version, but you’re getting one full user account for free. That’s a great value!

Registration is simple! Provide an e-mail address, create a password, check… Continue reading

Capzles

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Capzles

Do you want to remember some historic event in your life? Perhaps the birth of your first child or your trip to Europe or maybe even a concert series you attended. Either way, now you can with Capzles. It’s a Web site that allows users to create time capsules using photos, videos and even their own blogs, all for free!

Before you decide to register, I suggest doing… Continue reading

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