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LiveScience

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

LiveScience

I love to bring you sites that I regularly visit and this is one of them. There are a lot of ways to navigate this site. I’ll be honest, I’m usually so fascinated by the topics presented on the front page in the Top Stories, More Headlines, Cool Stuff and the Featured Article (you’ll find it on the left hand side of the page, because it isn’t really… Continue reading

1-800-Volunteer

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

1-800-Volunteer

Are you looking for a place to do some volunteer work? Well, if you are, this Web site makes it super easy for you to find the organizations that match your goals and ideals. How does it work? Just search for opportunities that interest you, create a free account so you can sign up and then you can start volunteering.

It is really easy to start searching… Continue reading

Where’s George?

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Where’s George?

I couldn’t believe this site was missing from my reviews. Welcome to Where’s George. This is where you can see where your money goes after you’ve spent it.

The first thing you are going to want to do is register and log in. Registration is necessary so you can track those bills. You need to enter your first name, an e-mail address and the password you want… Continue reading

Xinhua

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

Xinhua

What I am bringing you today is astronomy pictures from this Web site. I was really amazed by the assortment of different pictures they had from outer space. They are all pictures from the Hubble telescope.

It is really easy to browse them as well. You can look at the thumbnails on this page and choose the ones you want to look at or you can start… Continue reading

Virtual Keyboard

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Welcome to the Virtual Keyboard Web site. This is where you can play music on many different instruments to your heart’s content. Are you ready to make some music? I know I am!

Click the keyboard to begin. Notice, along the top of the keyboard, there are buttons that let you choose what instrument you hear on the keyboard.

The instruments are: Piano, Organ, Saxophone, Flute, Pan Pipes, Strings, Guitar… Continue reading

Long Time Lost

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Long Time Lost

Has an old friend crossed your mind recently? Maybe someone you’ve lost touch with and you really miss. Have you tried conventional means of finding them, but to no avail? Well, now it’s time to try Long Time Lost. It is a free Web site that allows you to post who you’re looking for and when they do a vanity search (Google their name), it will… Continue reading

Photographing Squirrels

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Photographing Squirrels

So, you may be wondering what this site is about, because it sounds kind of funny. Well, it’s about squirrels and their love of old cameras and photography. You’ll find the links to the photos at the bottom of the page.

There are 41 pages of squirrel photographs to look through. Pages 42 through 47 are under construction, but be sure to check back soon to see… Continue reading

Oddcast Text to Speech Demo

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Oddcast Text to Speech Demo

This site is really neat and a lot fun to play with. What you get is a character on the screen and beneath her is a text box and two drop down boxes.

In the text box, just type in what you would like her to say. For example, Welcome to WorldStart! We have great newsletters, why don’t you check them out?

In… Continue reading

A Low Impact Woodland Home

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Well, I ran across this site in my Web travels and it was so interesting, I just had to share it with you. It was the picture that drew me into exploring this site. It looks like a fairy’s cottage or a hobbit’s home and it’s just so lovely. So, now I’m sharing it with you all!

You’ll find navigation along the top. Each tab leads to… Continue reading

50 Outrageous Animal Facts

Friday, February 16th, 2007

50 Outrageous Animal Facts

This site is a fun jaunt into the unusual side of animals. It is, as the title states, a collection of 50 facts about animals. You’ll find navigation on the side menu. The categories are:

Fauna in Motion – Here you will learn about the fastest and slowest animals, as well as, get information about animals and jumping. You’ll also find your first… Continue reading

The History of Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 16th, 2007

The History of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has always been something I’ve celebrated. From the days of my childhood when I made my parents Valentine cards with red construction paper, crayons, glitter and glue to today when I drop a Valentine’s card in the mail for everyone I care about. It’s a day where we celebrate the ones we love, whether they are our significant other or our… Continue reading

Acronym Finder

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Acronym Finder

Welcome to Acronym Finder. This is the place where you can look up just about any acronym, abbreviation or initialism to find out what they mean.

It’s really easy to use too! Just type in the acronym you want to find. I used ZOMG. Then just click the Find button. You can also fill in the bullet for whether it’s an acronym you’re looking up or a… Continue reading

Party Ideas by Evite

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Party Ideas by Evite

Are you thinking of throwing a party? Are you just not sure where to start? Well, here at Evite, you can get great party planning ideas and help. I’ve been toying with the idea of throwing a Valentine’s Day party for all my friends who are single, so I went looking for some ideas and this site is where I ended up. Take note of… Continue reading

Paperback Swap

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Paperback Swap

Welcome to Paperback Swap, a site recommended by one of my readers after they saw my write up on BookMooch. This site is completely dedicated to paperbacks though. I have to say that I love this site’s layout. Everything is so easy to find and there was nothing I had to search for too long.

I started my visit by clicking the “How Does it Work”? link… Continue reading

Sammy Snowplow

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Sammy Snowplow

I couldn’t wait to bring you this site once I checked it out. The site discusses the dangers of playing in the snow near the road and it talks about snowplows.

Winter safety is an issue that is near and dear to my heart. I had a friend who got hurt when I was in grade school, because a snow fort she was digging caved in. So… Continue reading

Cute Overload

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Cute Overload

I thought I’d share one of my daily traditions with you. When I get up everyday, I get myself some breakfast while the computer boots up and then I head over to this site. It’s called Cute Overload and it helps me start my day with a smile.

I’ve been visiting this site for awhile now, but it was a video that is shown there that made… Continue reading

Amusing Facts

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Amusing Facts

Welcome to Amusing Facts, the place where you can find fun and interesting facts on many different subjects. And if that weren’t enough, they even have a free newsletter, so you can get these facts directly in your Inbox!

Navigation is pretty simple. You can use the Content Channels menu on the side of the page or you can use the thumbnails in the middle of the… Continue reading

Gum Art

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Gum Art

So, I’ve seen a lot of different mediums of art in my day, but I have to admit, chewed gum art is a new one for me. This site is divided into sections and they are: Pictures, Articles, Media Clips, About and Artist’s Statements.

I started my visit off in the About section. It was there that I learned that this all started in 1998 and has… Continue reading

Official Line-Rider

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Official Line-Rider

Okay, so you’re probably wondering why I am bringing you the Line-Rider site again (I featured it awhile back as well). Well, you see, I got several e-mails from readers with the link to the “official” site and it just has more options to choose from and I was so excited that I just had to share it with you all again!

One of the really… Continue reading

Last Best Places

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Last Best Places

This cool site is divided into three of the world’s most interesting and amazing ecosystems. They are: The Great Barrier Reef, Tongass National Forest and The Grand Canyon.

The Great Barrier Reef – Click this section’s column to be taken to the introduction for it. Then click the Begin Your Journey link at the bottom of the page. I was upset to find that the… Continue reading

The Paperback Revolution

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

The Paperback Revolution

The year is 1935, the place is Britain and the revolutionary idea is paperbacks. Can you imagine not having paperbacks? Some of my most favorite books that I’ve ever read are paperbacks. Most of them can’t even be found in hardback editions either!

So, let’s explore this revolution. Click the Revolution tab to begin. One of the neat things in this section is the Animated… Continue reading

Classic TV Outtakes

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Classic TV Outtakes

I adore outtakes from my favorite movies, so you can bet I was pleased when I found this site. I was so excited to know that I was going to be able to watch outtakes from some of my favorite television shows.

You will notice there is a profanity warning on this site, so you may not want your youngsters to check it out at all… Continue reading

Poem Lovers

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Poem Lovers

Welcome to a site that celebrates the love of poetry, quotes and stories. The site mostly focuses on poetry. On the main page, you will find the Featured Poems Categories, The Love Poem of the Week and Popular Love Quotes highlighted for easy access.

You can also use the side menu to delve deeper into the different sections. The sections are: Love Poems, Friendship Poems, Love Quotes… Continue reading

Learn About Coal

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Learn About Coal

I believe in being aware of all my options when it comes to things like heat and electricity. So, when I found this site, I had to share it. It’s a site that is trying to make people more aware of coal as an option for electricity.

The first thing you will notice is the little girl chatting at you from the bottom of the page… Continue reading

Online Conversion

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Online Conversion

Well, you all know that math is not my strong suit and in following suit, neither are conversions. So, I found a site that will help us all out with that. This site is very straightforward. You just look down the list for what you want to convert and click the link for it.

What will you find here? Well, the conversion range from Length, Temperature, Weight… Continue reading

Happy Slob

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Happy Slob

So, it’s a new year and you want to get organized, but in order to get organized, you have to clean your house up first. And yes, I’m speaking from personal experience.

I’m just getting over a very nasty bout of the flu and my house is a mess. There are dishes that need done, laundry is piling up and vacuuming to get to. Not to mention… Continue reading

The National Hurricane Survival Initiative

With keeping the devastation wrought by hurricanes in the past in mind, when I came across this site, I knew I had to share it. I want for all of you who live in hurricane prone areas to have this information at your fingertips.

Here you will learn how you can best prepare yourself for a hurricane. The best thing you can do is… Continue reading

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