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I Love Schools

Monday, October 12th, 2009

It’s true, I do love schools. This is an amazing school that not only provides resources for teachers, schools, but it provides a way for you to donate to them.

To being your journey here, I recommend that you start in the How it Works section. This section explains who they help, how they help them, and how you can help out too! You’ll find helpful FAQ’s… Continue reading

Flu Wiki

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Have you been bitten by the flu bug? It seems like no matter where I go the flu is all anyone is talking about. In every class people are worrying about germs and they’ve installed hand sanitizers everywhere. That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to bring you this site.

It is time we started looking for flu facts, rather than let our paranoia destroy our… Continue reading

50 Clever Techniques For Traditional Drawing

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Okay, I’ve always wanted to draw. But I have to admit my talent runs into the stick figure variety. Yet, I’m still drawn to learning how to draw and while these tutorials show a lot of how to draw one thing. I think if you’re clever you can apply the techniques you learn drawing those things into the rest of your work.

I particularly like the Gordon… Continue reading

Science TV

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

YouTube has tons of videos but it can be a pain to weed through the erroneous videos to find videos that you want to watch. Well if you want to watch videos on the Sciences – then Science TV is the place to be!

Here users can upload and share videos (that meet the requirements) for free. This means if you don’t have anything to share you… Continue reading

Create Your Own First Aid Kit

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

I often make an hour and a half drive to see my parents in my hometown of Lorain, and one of the biggest things they have impressed upon me is the need to have a first aid kit in case of emergencies.

So when I found this site, I really thought it was something that everyone can benefit from whether you’re making a road trip within your… Continue reading

National Sleep Foundation

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Lately I’ve found that I’m either not getting the same quality or quantity of sleep that I need to be productive during the day. Curious, I started looking for answers online. At the very least I was hoping I could find some tips or tricks for setting myself up for better sleep. My search led me to this site.

The featured articles on the main page are… Continue reading

First Aid Advice

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

What’s your first aid IQ? I know mine was fairly low before I came to this site and learned all about first aid. I remember being taught this stuff when I was a little kid – but I must have stuck all the information into my short term memory because I couldn’t remember half of what I was supposed to do! I figured if I needed a refresher then I… Continue reading

Best Crosswords

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Here you can find daily crossword puzzles from both sides of the pond. You’ll find two daily American puzzles and two daily British puzzles. Be warned this site is highly addictive. I found myself not only lost in it for hours solving crossword puzzles but also coming back to it day after day.

To begin, you can select one of the daily crossword puzzles or you can… Continue reading

Clothing Donations

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Recently I brought you a link to donate books to needy schools to help de-clutter your home. Now I want to help you de-clutter your closet. Recently my roommate finally stopped procrastinating about cleaning out her closet – she had enough clothes for three people, and then we donated them.

I got to think that there must be some organization out there looking for clothing… Continue reading

Encyclopedia of Mind Disorders

Monday, September 28th, 2009

I’m taking General Psychology this semester, and I’m very fascinated by some of the disorders that we’ve discussed so far. So I went hunting online for more information, and I found this site.

This site is literally what the title says! Navigation is so simple; just click the section with the beginning letter of the disorder you want to look up. Or you can use the search… Continue reading


Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

I love this site. It gives me a real pick me up feeling whenever I’m down!

Basically it is a photo site devoted to Nature Photography, but it is set up blog style instead of gallery style. You just scroll down the page and view the images, and when you reach the bottom of the page you can either select the Next Page option or you can… Continue reading

Lotsa Helping Hands

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Welcome to a site that is devoted to helping you create Community. Whether you’re taking care of an ill loved one, or just trying to keep in touch with someone whose spouse is deployed, or maybe you just want a place where your whole family can stay in touch – this is the place for you to create your community for free.

On the main… Continue reading

Paperless Post

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Do you need to send out invitations? Why not save trees and send out paperless invitations with this site Paperless Post. Designing is free, and you get 25 stamps to use free too! (After your free 25 – the stamps do cost money, just so you know! You can earn 5 stamps per friend referral though!)

Registration is easy, just click the Create an Account button, and… Continue reading

Dirty Money

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

As a cashier you see all types of money – paper, coin, dirty, and even brand new, this cashier started Dirty Money after coming into contact with money that had been written on, stamped, mutilated, and more.

Here you can see what people have done to their money. To begin navigating scroll down past the explanation to where the categories are located and pick one to start… Continue reading

Adventure Travel and Outdoor Recreation

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

While Summer is mostly over, there is still time to get in some fun outdoor adventures! You will find a bevy of interesting featured articles on the main page from Celebrating Summer to getting gear advice from the Gear Guy.

Navigation can also be found along the tabs at the top of the page: Destination Guides, Activity Guides, National Parks, City Guides, Outdoor Gear, Adventure Vacations, and… Continue reading

Reader to Reader

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

You know I’ve been on a house cleaning kick, well one of the things I’ve been sorting through and planning to get rid of are excess books that we don’t need any more. We have a lot of books that we’ve read, and they’re just not books you’d ever re-read, or they’re leftovers from our childhood. Either way I’ve got boxes and boxes of them and they’re cluttering up my… Continue reading

The Hope Diamond

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Even before Harry Winston sent it to the Smithsonian in 1958, the Hope Diamond was a cultural icon surrounded by tales of a curse. Is this legendary diamond cursed? The Smithsonian doesn’t think so because all it has brought them is good luck in the form of visitors curiously seeking to see the diamond.

While I was visiting the site you could vote on a new setting… Continue reading


Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

I found another great site that lets you add speech bubbles to your favorite photos! It is very easy to use and when you are done you can share your photo via e-mail or your favorite social networking site.

To begin just click the button for the way you want to upload. Your choices are directly from your pc or from a URL. After the image has… Continue reading

The Budget Ecoist

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

The one thing that is really hard about going green is that it is often expensive. But now with The Budget Ecoist you can learn how to go green on a budget.

The site is divided into sections, they are:

Eco-tips – here you will find great tips on everything from making your own cleansers to swapping items you don’t need any more to… Continue reading

How to Get Rid of Things

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Whether it is clutter around your home, bugs in your garden, or adware on your computer this site goes the extra mile to tell you how to get rid of it. The site is neatly divided into categories: Acne, Beauty & Cosmetics, Computers, Finances, Gardening, Homemaking, Mental Health, People, Personal Hygiene, Pest Control, Pet Care, Physical Health, Smells & Odors, Stains, and last but not least, Satire.… Continue reading

Fruits and Veggies: More Matters

Friday, August 28th, 2009

One of my resolutions for this year was to eat more fruits and vegetables. I love them but often don’t eat enough of them for a couple of reasons. A – not knowing how to prepare them or mix them into meals. B – sometimes fresh produce is very expensive and I find it hard to convince myself to put it on the grocery list when we’re tight on money… Continue reading


Thursday, August 27th, 2009

I love this site more than I love Wikipedia! What this site does is – allows you to type in a keyword and then it searches Wikipedia and finds the best match and summarizes it for you so that you don’t have to wade through the whole Wikipedia article to get the gist of it.

For example why don’t you type in: Starling. This will bring up… Continue reading

What’s that Language?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Have you ever run across a language online and wondered what it is? Well now you can identify it!

Just highlight and copy the text you want to identify and paste it into the empty text box. They recommend that you have at least 250 characters so that it is easier for their application to identify the language. That is roughly six lines worth of text in… Continue reading


Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Welcome to Lime a place where you are going to learn all about healthy living with a healthy dose of practicality. This site is definitely all about being eco friendly, or green. The nice thing I found about it was that it appeals to everyday people who are just starting to think about living a little bit greener and the folks who are already living green hardcore.… Continue reading


Monday, August 24th, 2009

Welcome to the site that is going to help you create and maintain your own file library.

Registration is free and easy. Just click the Sign Up or Log In link at the top of the page and then click the register button. Now fill out the form with an e-mail address, and then create a username and password to use on the site. Click… Continue reading


Friday, August 21st, 2009

Do you share living expenses with more than one person? I have a good friend who does; he has to split the cost of rent, utilities, and food with two other people. He was looking for a good way to kept track of it all and asked me for help. I found Scred.

Scred allows you to create pools that track debt between multiple people, balance them… Continue reading

Field Guide: Birds

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Are you ready to take a stroll through the forest? Did you see an interesting bird in your yard today? Now you can check out this great field guide to Birds! My love of bird identification comes from my childhood. My father would always point out the different types of birds we saw around town, in our yard, and at the metro parks in our area.

There… Continue reading

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