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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

Place Spotting

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Place Spotting is a super fun map identification quiz. You’re shown an aerial/satellite photograph of a location then you have to use the map below to find where the location is in the world.

To the right of the image you’re hunting for you’ll see a list of clues to help you narrow your search down.

On the map below you can use your… Continue reading

Online Business Card

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

I love this site! Not only does it provide you with an excellent and useful free service, it also provides a demo account so you can try it out before you register – so you can see if it is something you will actually use.

Click the image on the left to start in the demo account or click the demo tab. Explore the different… Continue reading

Old Photo Lab

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Do you like the charm of old photographs? Well now you can take any picture from today and give it that old photo charm. Not only that it is easy and free to create old photos from your computer.

To begin click the English button at the top of the page (unless you can read Japanese) – this will translate the important parts of the… Continue reading


Friday, August 14th, 2009

Children provide a bevy of questions, they always want to know why, how, what – about everything. Children don’t have the market on it though; I still ask those questions every day. I think so long as you have an innate curiosity about the world and the way things work, you’ll stay young at heart. This site is devoted to helping answer the questions: what, why, and how.… Continue reading


Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Welcome to Roosterfly where you can compare prices on tickets to your favorite events. Whether you’re into sports or the theater, or maybe you just want to see your favorite band in concert – you can check out and compare ticket prices with Roosterfly.

What the site does is gather up all the ticket prices they can find and show them to you in one place. Then… Continue reading

Abandoned Places

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

This is by far and away one of the most interesting sites I’ve browsed in a long time. The site is dedicated to Abandoned Places In the World. It is setup blog style, with pictures and text for each entry or location.

Navigation is super simple, just scroll down the page, and then click on the number 2 or 3 to continue onwards.

The… Continue reading

Western Signs and Ideograms

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

This is a fascinating site that has over 1500 different signs for you to read about, and over 2500 different signs! There are three ways to navigate the database:

Use the Graphic Index – to browse this way you’ll have to fill out a form about what the sign looks like. Set each drop down box, there are four in total, to what you desire to search… Continue reading

Color Scheme Designer

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

This site provides you with a fun and interesting way to design a color scheme. You are presented with a color wheel, a preview pane, a light preview, a dark preview, and even the tools to fine tune your design to perfection.

Start by selecting your main color, this will give you a great starting point. I’m feeling like purple today, so that’s what I picked. Above… Continue reading

Grunge textures

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

So you’ve got a blog or website and you’ve decided to make the background image on your own but you’d like somewhere to start – then you’ve come to the right place. Here you can find free quality (and by that I mean amazing) background textures that you can use to create your own amazing graphics. All you need to do is provided credit back to the site.… Continue reading

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