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A Game a Day

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

A Game a Day

Welcome to A Game a Day, the Web site where you will find a new game everyday! To get started, all you need to do is choose between Level I and Level II.

Level I – This is the regular mode of games, puzzles and brainteasers.

Level II – This is the challenge mode. Here you can test yourself with harder games, puzzles and brainteasers.… Continue reading

Invent Now – Hall of Fame

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Invent Now – Hall of Fame

Welcome to the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame! This Web site is really neat and not only because of its content, but also because of the way you can navigate it. You’ll notice that there is an introduction called Overview. If you click the More button, you’ll be able to finish reading the intro, as well as, find the link to the… Continue reading

Little Known Facts

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Little Known Facts

Researching my family’s past and finding out what interesting stories there are got me thinking about other stories that were out there about America. So, I’d like to welcome you to Little Known Facts, a radio show that features stories of Americana. Navigation is found on the side menu and it is fairly easy to use. The sections are:

Little Known Facts Fun – In this… Continue reading

Tribal Pages

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Tribal Pages

I’ve become very interested in my family history recently, because my grandfather gave my mom some boxes to go through that held pictures, newspaper clippings and other information about our family. I found out that an ancestor of mine was one of the first settlers in Indiana, Pennsylvania, as well as, the fact that teachers seem to run in my family. It’s been a lot of fun… Continue reading

Garbage Exhibit

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Garbage Exhibit

On the Fourth of July here in Toledo, they tried skipping a day of garbage collection to cut down on the city’s costs. Now, while I don’t think it worked out very well, it got me thinking about garbage. So, I went looking for information on it and what I found was this Web site! The site not only discusses how we handle waste management, but… Continue reading

Struck By Lightning

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Struck By Lightning

When considering storm safety, I have never really heard anything specific about lightning safety. Well, that is going to change for me now, because I have found an entire Web site devoted to lightning safety. I stumbled across it while reading about the possibility of iPods attracting lightning. (You can find the entry about iPods in the Strike Database under the Resource heading).

Navigation is found… Continue reading

Map Machine Student Atlas

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Map Machine Student Atlas

Welcome to the Map Machine Student Atlas, brought to you by National Geographic. This is an interesting new atlas and I can’t wait to tell you about it. So, let’s dive right in, shall we?!

There are three ways to select a map: Region, Theme or by Keyword. For Region and Theme, choose the location from the drop down menu. For the Keyword option… Continue reading

Symptom Checker

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Symptom Checker

Have you ever gotten a sore throat or an ear ache and wondered why? Or even more, what it could be a symptom of? I most certainly have. So, I like to go and look at a symptom checker like this one every once in awhile to see what could be going on.

When the page loads, you’ll notice that there is one side for Adults… Continue reading

Humor and Laughter Benefits

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Humor and Laughter Health Benefits

Laughter is a huge part of my life and I have a very silly sense of humor. I mean, I have to in order to stay sane with all my animals running around being crazy all the time. So, when I ran across this article, I couldn’t wait to share it with you!

This is an article all about how humor and laughter… Continue reading

Family Search

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Family Search

Welcome to an amazing genealogy tool! To be able to use all the features on this Web site, you will want to register. (Don’t worry, it’s free!) Just click the Register link at the top of the page and then fill out the form.

I love the way the main page is set up, because you can find just about everything you need on the site there… Continue reading

WindVis

Friday, July 13th, 2007

WindVis

Welcome to the Web site devoted to helping you with Windows Vista. This site was developed to help you troubleshoot problems you may encounter with the new operating system. You’ll find help from the beginner level to intermediate to advanced to expert!

This site is easy to navigate as well! You’ll find the most recent articles posted right in the middle of the main page, so you will… Continue reading

Woophy

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Woophy

Woophy stands for World of Photography and is brought to you by Dutch photographers and designers. Upon loading the Web site, you are presented with the Map section.

Notice the map is covered in tiny squares. Each square is a contributor to the site! If you mouse over a square, a thumbnail will pop up, giving you a preview of the photographer’s picture.

If you click the square… Continue reading

The Norwegian SS Volunteers

Friday, July 13th, 2007

The Norwegian SS Volunteers

World War II has a history that has always been of interest in my family. When you think about it, it’s very intricate. There were all sorts of factions involved. Some that come to the forefront of our minds and some we never think about. I, for one, believe in studying history in the hopes that it doesn’t repeat itself.

In my education on World… Continue reading

Language Dictionaries

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Language Dictionaries

After spending quite a bit of time pouring through the 100 most commonly misspelled words, I explored the rest of the site and I stumbled upon these dictionaries. They are such an awesome resource that I couldn’t wait to share them with all of you!

Did you know that there are over 6,000 spoken languages in the world today? Or that about 2,000 of them have… Continue reading

What is a Dollar Worth?

Friday, July 13th, 2007

What is a Dollar Worth?

Have you ever wondered how much your money would have been worth in a different time? Well, now you can find out with this handy calculator! This is basically an inflation calculator. It is really incredible to watch the differences in what money could buy at different times.

The years you can put in the range go between 1913 and 2007 and you… Continue reading

100 Most Commonly Misspelled Words

Friday, July 6th, 2007

100 Most Commonly Misspelled Words

This Web site brings you the 100 most commonly misspelled words from A to Z and all you have to do is scroll down the page to navigate! Sounds easy enough, right? Well, that’s because it is!

But wait, it isn’t just a list of words! Each word comes with its own tip for helping you remember how to spell it correctly. If… Continue reading

Dealing with Emergencies

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Dealing with Emergencies

I got to thinking after the fireworks ended yesterday that if something happened to someone during them, I wouldn’t know what to do in an emergency. I wondered if I would even be able to be of any help to someone. So, I went looking for help. I searched for something that could teach me how to deal with an emergency.

Thankfully, I found… Continue reading

Fourth of July

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Fourth of July

I can’t believe it’s already Independence Day! Boy, the time sure has flown by this summer. Well, I hope you’re ready to celebrate with me as I celebrate the Fourth of July! I love the introduction paragraph to this Web site! With its links going directly to the Declaration of Independence, then on to the history of the holiday, it’s a real gem.

You’ll find… Continue reading

Molecule of the Day

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Molecule of the Day

My inner geek really comes out with my enjoyment of this Web site! Welcome to the blog style Web page that brings you a different molecule everyday.

The navigation strip is found along the top of the page under the Molecule of the Day logo. On the navigation strip, you will find the headings of Latest Posts, Archives, About and Contact.

Latest Post will take… Continue reading

I Hear America Singing

Friday, July 6th, 2007

I Hear America Singing

So, what is I Hear America Singing all about? Well, let’s dive in and find out, shall we?! This site is a companion to one of the Great Performance series on PBS. It is an interesting look into the American concert song.

There are two ways to get around the site: The Overview and the Timeline. Both will allow you access to all the site’s… Continue reading

Kids in Mind

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Kids in Mind

Well, summer is in full swing and with it, comes the tidal wave of summer movies. Of course, that also means your kids are going to beg you to take them to see some of those.

Now, you can find out all about the movie’s appropriateness for your kids before you ever leave the house. I’ve written up some parent orientated movie review sites in the… Continue reading

Women in World History

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Women in World History

So little of the history we are taught in school deals with the women who either ruled, brought about change or who were influential in our history. Well, here at the Women in World History Web site, you can learn all about these women and more!

Today’s Heroes – Here you will find information on the women who have won the Nobel Peace Prize. You… Continue reading

Cool Classic Car Video

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Cool Classic Car Video

I adore classic cars, so you can imagine my joy when I found a Web site dedicated to finding the best and, sometimes, wackiest classic car videos on the Internet and bringing them to you in one convenient location. This site is very easy to navigate, because it is in a blog style.

The most recent entries are on the main page. Just scroll down… Continue reading

Internet Sacred Texts Archive

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Internet Sacred Texts Archive

Welcome to Sacred Texts, the Internet archive of texts involving religion, mythology, legends and folklore and the esoteric. I am starting you all on the About page of this, because I think they fully explain, in a way I could never summarize, what this site is here for and why it includes the texts it does.

After checking that out, click the Home link at… Continue reading

Virtual Bubble Wrap

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Virtual Bubble Wrap

I confess, I am a bubble wrap popper! I can’t resist the stuff. If it comes in a package, I just have to pop all those lovely bubbles. My favorite way is to roll the sheet up like a log and then twist it. You get some pretty cool popping noises that way. So, now I’ve found a way to pop bubble wrap online and… Continue reading

Heavens Above

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Heavens Above

One thing I love about my house is that I can go out on the porch on a clear night and see the Big Dipper, Orion’s Belt, etc. But it always leaves me wondering what else I could see. Now, at Heavens Above, I can find out! That’s right, they can predict what constellations you can see in your local area, but to do it, you need… Continue reading

Movie Review Query Engine

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

So, you’re thinking about going to the movies or maybe renting one, but you’re not sure what would be good to see. Well, on this Web site, you can find movie reviews that will help you decide if a film is worth seeing or not! Continue reading

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