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Diary

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Diary

Have you ever wanted to make a diary of your thoughts and feelings? Maybe you’d like to do a short one to keep track of a certain event, such as a wedding, illness or job change. Are you looking for something that’s free and private? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

At Diary.com, you can create a diary that’s private and easy to use. You have… Continue reading

Dial a Human

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Dial a Human

I can’t begin to tell you how tired I am of trying to get ahold of real people at some of the companies I deal with. How about you? Well, now, there’s something else you can try!

This Web site has compiled a list of company phone numbers and what you have to do to get ahold of a real human being. For example, first on… Continue reading

Quarkbase

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Quarkbase

Welcome to Quarkbase, a Web site that looks just like another search engine, but it’s so much cooler! It’s not just another search engine. No, it’s a database that will tell you everything about a Web site!

Type in www.worldstart.com and you’ll learn all about it.

If there’s a snapshot of a Web page, it will be there at the top of the page. You can scroll down… Continue reading

Tiny Mail Me

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Tiny Mail Me

So, I’ve been talking about spam prevention lately and different ways you can protect your e-mail address. And today, I have one for you that will work on Web pages and forums. You often have to prove you’re human to register on Web sites and now, people have to prove they’re human in order to e-mail you. Sounds good to me!

It’s very easy to use… Continue reading

Calories Per Hour

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Calories Per Hour

I really like the approach this Web site takes for weight loss. They’re not telling you to go run a marathon tomorrow, only drink water or give up all the foods you love. No, it’s much easier than that!

Diet and Weight Loss Tips – In this section, you’ll find practical tips for diet and weight loss. Each tip discusses something different and gives you a… Continue reading

Zip Decode

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Zip Decode

This Web site is a really fun application! What you see is a map of the U.S.A. and what you’re going to do is put in zip codes. Let’s check it out!

For example, type in my zip code: 43610

It will show you exactly where my zip code is on

Catalog Choice

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Catalog Choice

We often talk about spam e-mail in the newsletter, but today, we’re going to take a look at spam mail in your mailbox! I know I get a ton of catalogues I never requested, all trying to sell me something. But with Catalog Choice, you can put an end to those unwanted catalogues once and for all!

Begin by clicking on the Get Started button. That will… Continue reading

Akapost

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Akapost

I think as technology evolves, the need to protect our identities will grow as well. Whether you’re protecting yourself from identity theft or spam in your Inbox, you’ll always be looking for new and better ways to protect yourself. So, today, the Web site I’m bringing you is going to help you keep your e-mail address safe and private!

Akapost is basically two-way mail forwarding. What does that… Continue reading

World Time Engine

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

World Time Engine

I cannot keep track of time zones to save my life! But now, I don’t have to! What I adore about this Web site is it’s so easy to use. All you have to do is type in the location you’re looking for.

For example, it’s 5:47 p.m. right now in Toledo, Ohio, USA, but I want to know what time it is in London.

London… Continue reading

Fuelly

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Fuelly

Welcome to Fuelly, a Web site that lets you keep track of your gas mileage, share it and compare it with other users. I recommend watching the video tour of the site first. It helps you get a feel for whether or not this is a site you’d like to use.

To join, simply fill out the form with an e-mail address, create a password, a username, provide… Continue reading

Flight Memory

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Flight Memory

Have you ever wanted to keep track of your flights? Well, now you can with this Web site. And get this: it even produces maps of your flights! To check it all out, click on Sign Up Here.

The required data is a username and password. I suggest you put in an e-mail address as well, just in case you lose your password. You don’t have to… Continue reading

Fine Tuna

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Fine Tuna

I love this Web site’s title! The play on words is awesome. Fine Tuna equals fine tuning images! Fine Tuna is a site that allows you to add feedback notes or comments to an image or design. If you scroll down the page, you’ll see how it works in three easy steps.

You can get started by uploading an image off your computer or pasting in the… Continue reading

Fotoll

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Fotoll

This is a really fun Web site where you can create and participate in photo polls. To get started, you’ll need to register. Registration is quick and painless! Just fill out the form with a username, e-mail address and password. You’ll then be automatically logged in and you can get started right away!

On the main page, you’ll find some of the most popular Fotolls featured for your… Continue reading

America’s Byways

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

America’s Byways

Welcome to America’s Byways, a Web site dedicated to routing out all the fantastic things you can do and see in this country!

On the main page, you can click through a delightful slideshow of images from all around the United States. Or, you can listen in on the America’s Byways podcast.

With the price of gas these days, it’s hard to even imagine going on a… Continue reading

Photoshop Lady

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Photoshop Lady

Photoshop can be tricky to learn at first. There’s just so much you can do with it. So, of course, the Internet is swarming with tutorials. But now, you can look in one place for everything you need. The aim of Photoshop Lady is to collect all of the best free tutorials on the Web and store them in one place for easy access!

In order to… Continue reading

The Atlas of the Universe

Monday, August 25th, 2008

The Atlas of the Universe

Have you ever wondered what the universe looks like? The thought often crosses my mind when I’m out stargazing. This Web site gives you nine maps that help you see what the universe looks like. Cool, huh?!

Each map is approximately ten times the size of the previous one. You’ll start out at 12.5 light years from the sun and end up 14 billion… Continue reading

Caring Bridge

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Caring Bridge

Welcome to Caring Bride, a Web site devoted to bringing families closer together during times of critical illness, treatment and recovery. They offer free Web space for anyone who’s going through a health crisis.

Head on over to the Our Service section and you’ll see all they have to offer. You can also watch a video while you’re there. I highly recommend the video, because it walks… Continue reading

Rather Be Shopping

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Rather Be Shopping

Why pay full price if you don’t have to, right? With this Web site, you can now stay on top of coupons for all your favorite online stores. Not only does this site offer great coupons for many online shops, but after checking out the About Us section, you’ll find that they offer great customer service as well. If you have any problems using a coupon… Continue reading

Watermelon

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Watermelon

Watermelon is by far one of my favorite summer time foods! It’s only surpassed by my love affair with strawberries. They are, however, my favorite melon of all time. Here on the National Watermelon Promotion Board Web site, they want to let you know how healthy watermelon is and that it can be a year round delight. Eating watermelon all year round? I’m in, how about you?!

Now… Continue reading

FACEinHOLE

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

FACEinHOLE

Welcome to FACEinHOLE, a fun Web site that lets you take pictures of yourself and apply them to different backdrops. This site reminds me of those cut out characters you always see at amusement parks, where you can put your face in the hole and have your picture taken. Good times!

All you need is a photo of yourself or the person you want to put in the… Continue reading

Safe Manuals

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Safe Manuals

Are you sick of looking for the manual every time you want to set the clock on your VCR or DVD player? Are you tired of looking for the manual to your printer to see exactly how to replace the ink cartridge? Have you lost the manual to your digital camera or microwave?

Well, have no fear, because Safe Manuals is here! With this Web site, you’ll… Continue reading

Mygazines

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Mygazines

Mygazines is a Web site that lets you browse, share and even archive your favorite magazine articles!

How does it work? Well, people upload their favorite magazines and then you read them! The best part for me was that I could read magazines without registering.

You do need to register if you want to archive or upload anything though. To do that, just click on the Sign Up… Continue reading

One Bag

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

One Bag

This Web site will teach you everything you need to know about traveling light! Not only does it give you the immediate benefit of not having to wait for your checked luggage at the airport, but it also saves you money and provides you with extra security.

On this site, you will learn three things: what to pack, what to pack it in and how to pack… Continue reading

The Official Web Site of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

It’s that time again. The Summer Olympics have started and they’re running from now until August 24, 2008!

On the left side of the page, you’ll find the navigation menu. Some of the sections you’ll see are: News, Schedule & Results, Athletes & Teams, Olympic Spirit, Photo Gallery and Fun Page, just to name a few.

In the center… Continue reading

Abbreviation

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Abbreviation

I know I have brought you Web sites before where abbreviations are defined. But this one is quite different! Not only does it give you the ability to search abbreviations (and acronyms) for businesses and organizations internationally, but it also connects you to a Web page if one exists.

For example, if you do a quick search for AAA, you’ll get 11 matches for it. Some of those… Continue reading

Big Dog’s Grammar

Monday, August 11th, 2008

Big Dog’s Grammar

I’ve been hunting for useful Web sites that will help me be successful in college this fall. And lucky for all of you, one of those is this grammar Web site!

Not only does it give you the bare bones of grammar you need to be successful, but it also includes self-tests you can take to test your grasp of the concepts, as well as, an… Continue reading

Free Games

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Free Games

This Web site offers free games you can download and print out! To begin, click on the Enter button and then click on the Agree button to agree to their terms and conditions. Once you’ve done all of that, you’re whisked away to a huge listing of different games you can play!

There are three main categories: Games, Activities and Quizzes. They are then divided into… Continue reading

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