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Symptom Checker

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Symptom Checker

Have you ever gotten a sore throat or an ear ache and wondered why? Or even more, what it could be a symptom of? I most certainly have. So, I like to go and look at a symptom checker like this one every once in awhile to see what could be going on.

When the page loads, you’ll notice that there is one side for Adults… Continue reading

Humor and Laughter Benefits

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Humor and Laughter Health Benefits

Laughter is a huge part of my life and I have a very silly sense of humor. I mean, I have to in order to stay sane with all my animals running around being crazy all the time. So, when I ran across this article, I couldn’t wait to share it with you!

This is an article all about how humor and laughter… Continue reading

Family Search

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Family Search

Welcome to an amazing genealogy tool! To be able to use all the features on this Web site, you will want to register. (Don’t worry, it’s free!) Just click the Register link at the top of the page and then fill out the form.

I love the way the main page is set up, because you can find just about everything you need on the site there… Continue reading

WindVis

Friday, July 13th, 2007

WindVis

Welcome to the Web site devoted to helping you with Windows Vista. This site was developed to help you troubleshoot problems you may encounter with the new operating system. You’ll find help from the beginner level to intermediate to advanced to expert!

This site is easy to navigate as well! You’ll find the most recent articles posted right in the middle of the main page, so you will… Continue reading

Woophy

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Woophy

Woophy stands for World of Photography and is brought to you by Dutch photographers and designers. Upon loading the Web site, you are presented with the Map section.

Notice the map is covered in tiny squares. Each square is a contributor to the site! If you mouse over a square, a thumbnail will pop up, giving you a preview of the photographer’s picture.

If you click the square… Continue reading

The Norwegian SS Volunteers

Friday, July 13th, 2007

The Norwegian SS Volunteers

World War II has a history that has always been of interest in my family. When you think about it, it’s very intricate. There were all sorts of factions involved. Some that come to the forefront of our minds and some we never think about. I, for one, believe in studying history in the hopes that it doesn’t repeat itself.

In my education on World… Continue reading

Language Dictionaries

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Language Dictionaries

After spending quite a bit of time pouring through the 100 most commonly misspelled words, I explored the rest of the site and I stumbled upon these dictionaries. They are such an awesome resource that I couldn’t wait to share them with all of you!

Did you know that there are over 6,000 spoken languages in the world today? Or that about 2,000 of them have… Continue reading

What is a Dollar Worth?

Friday, July 13th, 2007

What is a Dollar Worth?

Have you ever wondered how much your money would have been worth in a different time? Well, now you can find out with this handy calculator! This is basically an inflation calculator. It is really incredible to watch the differences in what money could buy at different times.

The years you can put in the range go between 1913 and 2007 and you… Continue reading

100 Most Commonly Misspelled Words

Friday, July 6th, 2007

100 Most Commonly Misspelled Words

This Web site brings you the 100 most commonly misspelled words from A to Z and all you have to do is scroll down the page to navigate! Sounds easy enough, right? Well, that’s because it is!

But wait, it isn’t just a list of words! Each word comes with its own tip for helping you remember how to spell it correctly. If… Continue reading

Dealing with Emergencies

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Dealing with Emergencies

I got to thinking after the fireworks ended yesterday that if something happened to someone during them, I wouldn’t know what to do in an emergency. I wondered if I would even be able to be of any help to someone. So, I went looking for help. I searched for something that could teach me how to deal with an emergency.

Thankfully, I found… Continue reading

Fourth of July

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Fourth of July

I can’t believe it’s already Independence Day! Boy, the time sure has flown by this summer. Well, I hope you’re ready to celebrate with me as I celebrate the Fourth of July! I love the introduction paragraph to this Web site! With its links going directly to the Declaration of Independence, then on to the history of the holiday, it’s a real gem.

You’ll find… Continue reading

Molecule of the Day

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Molecule of the Day

My inner geek really comes out with my enjoyment of this Web site! Welcome to the blog style Web page that brings you a different molecule everyday.

The navigation strip is found along the top of the page under the Molecule of the Day logo. On the navigation strip, you will find the headings of Latest Posts, Archives, About and Contact.

Latest Post will take… Continue reading

I Hear America Singing

Friday, July 6th, 2007

I Hear America Singing

So, what is I Hear America Singing all about? Well, let’s dive in and find out, shall we?! This site is a companion to one of the Great Performance series on PBS. It is an interesting look into the American concert song.

There are two ways to get around the site: The Overview and the Timeline. Both will allow you access to all the site’s… Continue reading

Kids in Mind

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Kids in Mind

Well, summer is in full swing and with it, comes the tidal wave of summer movies. Of course, that also means your kids are going to beg you to take them to see some of those.

Now, you can find out all about the movie’s appropriateness for your kids before you ever leave the house. I’ve written up some parent orientated movie review sites in the… Continue reading

Women in World History

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Women in World History

So little of the history we are taught in school deals with the women who either ruled, brought about change or who were influential in our history. Well, here at the Women in World History Web site, you can learn all about these women and more!

Today’s Heroes – Here you will find information on the women who have won the Nobel Peace Prize. You… Continue reading

Cool Classic Car Video

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Cool Classic Car Video

I adore classic cars, so you can imagine my joy when I found a Web site dedicated to finding the best and, sometimes, wackiest classic car videos on the Internet and bringing them to you in one convenient location. This site is very easy to navigate, because it is in a blog style.

The most recent entries are on the main page. Just scroll down… Continue reading

Internet Sacred Texts Archive

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Internet Sacred Texts Archive

Welcome to Sacred Texts, the Internet archive of texts involving religion, mythology, legends and folklore and the esoteric. I am starting you all on the About page of this, because I think they fully explain, in a way I could never summarize, what this site is here for and why it includes the texts it does.

After checking that out, click the Home link at… Continue reading

Virtual Bubble Wrap

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Virtual Bubble Wrap

I confess, I am a bubble wrap popper! I can’t resist the stuff. If it comes in a package, I just have to pop all those lovely bubbles. My favorite way is to roll the sheet up like a log and then twist it. You get some pretty cool popping noises that way. So, now I’ve found a way to pop bubble wrap online and… Continue reading

Heavens Above

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Heavens Above

One thing I love about my house is that I can go out on the porch on a clear night and see the Big Dipper, Orion’s Belt, etc. But it always leaves me wondering what else I could see. Now, at Heavens Above, I can find out! That’s right, they can predict what constellations you can see in your local area, but to do it, you need… Continue reading

Movie Review Query Engine

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

So, you’re thinking about going to the movies or maybe renting one, but you’re not sure what would be good to see. Well, on this Web site, you can find movie reviews that will help you decide if a film is worth seeing or not! Continue reading

Human Descent

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Human Descent

Have you ever wondered what magic your Photoshop program is capable of? Well, wonder no longer, as you browse through these galleries. There are six galleries of images that have been seamlessly blended together with varying results. Some I found incredible, while others were frightening!

The galleries are labeled from A to F along the top of the page. You can also find more navigation on… Continue reading

Ellis Island

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Ellis Island

Let me tell you, this Web site is an incredible genealogy resource and it is completely free! With the number of immigrants who entered the country through Ellis Island, this is one of the best sites I’ve seen that documents that.

All you have to do to search is type in their last name (first names are optional), their approximate year of birth (there is an option… Continue reading

ChanceXchange

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

ChanceXchange

Welcome to ChanceXchange, a place where you can trade your CDs, films and books for the ones you really want. I really like this Web site, because it seems to have a more fair exchange rate than some of the other sites I’ve seen.

Here you get points for each item you trade and you can use those points to get what you want. It’s totally free to… Continue reading

Virtual Volunteering Resource Guide

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Virtual Volunteering Resource Guide

When thinking about volunteering, most people think of helping with the homeless or the hungry, but there is so much more out there that you can do. On this Web site, you will find many different volunteering opportunities!

The categories for volunteering are: International Issues, Health, Mentoring and Advice, Helping Seniors, Knitting and Crocheting, Animals and Wildlife and Professional Services.

There is also… Continue reading

Get the Glass

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Get the Glass

This is a wonderful Web site to share with your children or grandchildren! The game is not only very fun to play, but it’s very educational as well. Welcome to Get the Glass, a game where your job is to make your way to Fort Fridge and Get the Glass. This game requires a Flash player, so to get one, go here.

This is… Continue reading

Bridge

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Bridge

Welcome to the Bridge, a Web site devoted to giving teachers the best Ocean Science resources that are out there on the Internet. You will find all the featured sections in the middle of the page and the navigation in the left frame under Site Navigation.

Ocean Science Topics – Here you will find all sorts of ocean science topics nested in this menu tree. It really lets… Continue reading

Statue of Liberty

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Statue of Liberty

On this site, you can learn all about the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty has had a very interesting history since her dedication in 1886. Are you ready to learn more? I know I am!

About the Statue of Liberty – Here you will learn a little about the exhibits in the museum. It discusses the statue, her torch and it highlights the… Continue reading

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