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Archive for the ‘Cool Sites’ Category



The Pumpkin Gutter

Monday, November 6th, 2006

The Pumpkin Gutter

Here’s one more Halloween cool site for you! This is the neatest site and it will surely help you ring in the holiday. I’ve never seen pumpkins carved this intricately. These really are great works of art. Just wait until you see them! I recommend going directly to the gallery. To get there, click the Enter the Gallery thumbnail on the right hand side of the… Continue reading

Halloween Hangman

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

Halloween Hangman

Today, let’s take a break from all the Halloween preparations, all the costume making and the party planning. Instead, let’s play a game! This game has sound, so you may not want to play it at work (or at least turn those speakers off!)

It’s a game of Hangman with a mouthy skeleton as the hanged man. Guess the letters and for each one you get right… Continue reading

Allrecipes: Halloween

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Allrecipes: Halloween

There is one thing about Halloween that I love and it’s all the different traditional and non-traditional foods that you can make. Here at Allrecipes, you can check out their collection of Halloween recipes and ideas!

But wait! There’s more than just recipes here. You can find great party ideas, such as how to make fun Halloween lanterns or find out what you can do… Continue reading

Pumpkin Carving

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Pumpkin Carving

Want to send your friends and family a Halloween greeting? Well, now you can and you can even personalize it!

This Web site has sound, which can be turned off with the Sound Off button in the lower left corner. Once you’ve decided if you want the sound or not, go ahead and click Start.

Next, you are taken to the Instruction page where they explain… Continue reading

Pound Puppies

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Pound Puppies

Here is a site that is truly devoted to loving dogs. You’ll find tons of dog information here, as well as, see some shelter adds where you could adopt pets if you want!

Please Help – This section goes over the different ways you can help dogs in need. Whether it’s volunteering at your local shelter or adopting a rescue dog, there are plenty of ways to… Continue reading

Halloween Clip Art

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Halloween Clip Art

Are you looking for some clip art to use to make Halloween cards, decorations or letters? Or maybe you want to decorate your Web page with it? Well, if so, this is the right place to start your search.

And best of all, all of it is free! You’ll find navigation on the side menu with tons of categories for you to choose from. For example… Continue reading

The History of Halloween

Friday, October 27th, 2006

The History of Halloween

Welcome to the History of Halloween. Every year, tons of kids around the USA dress up in costumes and go trick or treating, but what’s the real history behind this holiday?

Well, if you’re interested, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find navigation on the side menu. The sections are Holiday Origins, Creepy Videos Clips, The Great Pumpkin, Ghost Stories, Around the World, Historic… Continue reading

Bagheera

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Bagheera

Welcome to Bagheera, a site devoted to endangered species. Endangered species have always had a spot in my heart ever since I was a little girl when my dad first started teaching me about them. Both now and then, I have found the idea of animals disappearing off the face of the Earth forever incredibly sad.

This site is easy to navigate with four main sections: In the… Continue reading

Cookie Recipes

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Cookie Recipes

It’s at this time of year that I start thinking about the upcoming holidays. Going back to my hometown to spend time with my family on Thanksgiving and Christmas and the food I’ll get to eat when I’m there.

Isn’t it amazing how food brings us together? How it stirs memories? One of the things that is fun to think about is dessert. What desserts will there… Continue reading

Arrange Startup

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Arrange Startup

Slow performance from you PC can usually be traced back to one of a few things. But it’s caused by too many programs being set up to run at every startup you do, which uses up too many precious resources. Well, as we have discussed here before in the WorldStart newsletters (sluggish system), you can regain your system’s youthful state by simply turning off some of… Continue reading

SymFace

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

SymFace

Think your face is perfectly symmetrical? Have you ever wondered what you would look like if it were perfectly symmetrical? I was pretty sure my face wasn’t symmetrical, but I was extremely curious about what I’d look like if it were.

Well, here at SymFace, you can find out. All you have to do is upload a photo of yourself, choose where the center of your face is… Continue reading

Vanished Worlds, Enduring People

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Vanished Worlds, Enduring People

In June of 2004, Cornell University acquired the Native American Collection from the Huntington Free Library. To browse this amazing online exhibition, click the Exhibition link on the menu just below the logo banner.

Exhibition – This section is the heart of the site. This is where you will be able to browse the exhibition and read all the information provided with it. The menu… Continue reading

Dawning Grace

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Dawning Grace

To view this site, you need a Flash player. You can download one here. With that said, be prepared for some great artwork. There are several categories of art to view, so let’s get started!

You’ll find all the navigation and the About information on the main page beneath the Dawning Grace logo. The sections are Home, Portraits, Inspirational, Religious, Monuments, Celebrities, Wildlife, Awards… Continue reading

Penny Postcards

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Penny Postcards

Can you believe there was a time when postcards only cost a penny to send? Well, from this site, you will see a huge collection of postcards that once were.

To browse the cards, click on the name of the state’s postcards you’d like to view. For example, Alabama. Click on that and you’ll get a listing of the postcards for that state, organized by county… Continue reading

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Welcome to the Astronomy Picture of the Day site. This is where you not only get a different incredible picture everyday, but the pictures are even explained by a professional astronomer. That way, you know exactly what you are looking at. Some of the images also change if you scroll over them, showing a different kind of light or angle. I found this… Continue reading

Glass Art Photo Gallery

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Glass Art Photo Gallery

Well, you all know that several sites ago, I got bit by the glass art bug. I know I’ve already shown you a glass art site, but in my searching, I found this amazing site all dedicated to glass art. You’ll find everything from glass beads to sculptures here. There is so much to see, so I’ll just try to simplify how you can get… Continue reading

Scramble Word Magnets

Friday, October 13th, 2006

Scramble Word Magnets

This site is a magnetic poetry board for kids to make up poetry on. This is perfect for rainy Saturdays or for the snow days to come in the future.

You’ll find the directions on how to use the board right above it, but I’ll go over it here too. Just click on the word you want to use and drag it to the area… Continue reading

How to Tie a Tie

Friday, October 13th, 2006

When I was a little girl, I was fascinated with watching my dad tie his ties. I always begged him to teach me how to do it. He taught me how to tie a Windsor knot and a Half Windsor. Boy am I ever grateful too. This is a skill that has allowed me to help a lot of my guy friends out. Whether

Willard Wigan

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Willard Wigan

You should know by now that I’m an avid lover of art, so when I found this art site, I was blown away by what this guy creates and I think you will be too. Willard Wigan creates art that is so tiny, it’s amazing. It so small, it seems impossible. Ready to explore?

Home – This will bring you back to the main page at any… Continue reading

Ultimate Flash Face

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Ultimate Flash Face

Have you ever wanted to be a police sketch artist? Or just wondered how they use the computer to generate their sketches? Well, now you can do both with Ultimate Flash Face. It requires a flash player, which you may have guessed from the title. If you don’t have it already, get it here.

To begin, choose a feature. Select either hair, head… Continue reading

Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?

Do you remember playing 20 Questions as a kid at parties? It’s a great game to play with your kids or grandkids on a rainy day or in a long car ride.

I played it as a child on long car trips with my mom. She would always start it out and then the winner would go next. We also played games like “I Spy”… Continue reading

Paula’s Workshop

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Paula’s Workshop

Welcome to Paula’s Workshop! Paula is a self-taught published artist and writer who’d like to share her work with you. There’s nothing to buy. It’s just art and writing for you to enjoy.

To learn more about Paula, check out the Bio section. There you can read a very professionally written biography. I particularly enjoy that she considers her cats the very best co-workers she’s ever had… Continue reading

Digital Picture of the Day

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Digital Picture of the Day

Welcome to the Digital Picture of the Day site! I must confess that I am a daily photo junkie. So, when I found this site, I bookmarked it right away of course! Why, you ask? Well, because there was this amazing photograph of these raccoons the day I visited and that just told me I was in for a great treat… Continue reading

Meebo

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Meebo

Meet Meebo! What is Meebo? It’s good of you to ask! Meebo is a Web based instant messenger that lets you use your instant messaging service from any computer that has an Internet connection and a browser. It is compatible with Internet Explorer, Firefox and Camino. For a full list of browsers it has been tested on, check out the Help section and choose the Compatible Browsers link.… Continue reading

Kent Nerburn

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Kent Nerburn

I was somewhat hesitant when I went to write up this Web site. Not because of the content, but because I was unsure where to begin. So, I’ll start off simply. This is writer, Kent Nerburn’s site. This is where he shares his thoughts on the world around him. I confess, I have never read a book of his, but I will now after having read his… Continue reading

Amusement Park Physics

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Amusement Park Physics

It won’t be long before the amusement parks are closed for the winter around here, so let’s take one last look at them and the physics behind them.

My favorite thing about this site is the Design a Roller Coaster section, because it allows you to put together a coaster of your own. You can then see why or why not your coaster would fail… Continue reading

Missouri Skies Rainbow

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Missouri Skies Rainbow

It has been down right dismal here in Ohio and we are becoming firmly entrenched in what I call gray sky season. So, I was most happy to stumble across this link in my e-mail. I’m bringing you directly to my favorite on this site, but I’ll discuss Missouri Skies as well, so you’ll be able to check out the other neat stuff on the… Continue reading

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