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Kids Health

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Kids Health

Welcome to Kids Health, a Web site that is separated into three parts so that everyone can get the most out of it! The sections are Parents, Kids and Teen.

Parents – In this section, the first thing you’ll notice is probably whatever is being featured at the moment. While I was there, it was the issue of cutting. To the right of the featured article, you’ll… Continue reading

The Tradition of Saint Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 15th, 2008

The Tradition of Saint Valentine’s Day

This Web site begins with some of the lore behind the start of the Valentine tradition. It is thought that the festivals that predated our modern day Valentine’s Day started in the third or fourth century BC. After the introductory, you’ll see a whole listing of Valentine’s Day facts. There are some very interesting things listed there, so make sure you check… Continue reading

Most Fun

Friday, February 15th, 2008

I love playing games like Mahjongg, Diner Dash and Luxor, but I have no real desire to shell out $20 a game for something I can only play once. Right now, I’m currently addicted to games where you have to hunt for items in a picture and drop puzzle games. The great news is, now I can play them as much as I want for free!

How does it work?… Continue reading

Subway Maps

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Subway Maps

On this Web site, you can find subway maps from all over the world! To get started, all you need to do is choose where in the world you’d like a map from. Your options to start with are: Europe, America, Australia, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Each one has its own drop down box, so you can choose the city’s subway you want a… Continue reading

Name Card Designer

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Name Card Designer

Welcome to Deyey (pronounced D-eye-y), the Web site where you can make name cards for free!

To get started, I recommend checking out the demo, which you can do by clicking the View Demo button located along the orange navigation strip. The demo walks you through the whole process, starting with designing your background, logo and adding your information.

To dive into your designing, start… Continue reading

Print Free Graph Paper

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Print Free Graph Paper

This Web site would have been so helpful to have when I was in school, especially considering that in the last two years of high school, I used graph paper for Math, Science and Economics. Now, not only is this site 100 percent free, but it is really easy to use. Let’s get started!

You start by choosing one of eight types of graph paper… Continue reading

Track My Shipments

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Track My Shipments

I originally hunted this Web site down for my roommate, but I thought you all might enjoy it as well. I like to tease her when she orders things online, because she stalks the tracking information like a fiend. I always ask her, “Is it here yet? Do you know if it’s here yet?” She gets very annoyed with me, but with this site, now she… Continue reading

World Taximeter

Friday, February 8th, 2008

World Taximeter

For those of you who either live internationally or travel internationally on a regular basis, I thought this would be a great Web site for you! I know I’d certainly use it if I were abroad and needed to have an idea of how much taxi fares were going to be.

Basically, this site will help you estimate how much your taxi fare will be. They boast… Continue reading

MailFreezr

Friday, February 8th, 2008

MailFreezr

Are you terrible at remembering important dates such as birthdays and anniversaries? Do you want to make sure your loved ones get a message from you on their special day, no matter what? Well, now you can through MailFreezr: a revolutionary Web site that freezes your messages until the date you choose to send them. When the day you’ve chosen rolls around, MailFreezr then sends your messages out.… Continue reading

Quit Meter

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Quit Meter

One of the best things my roommate ever did was quit smoking! So, to show her how much she has saved financially by quitting, I went searching for a calculator. And that’s when I found Quit Meter!

Not only can you find out how much you’ve saved, but you can also keep track of how long it has been since you quit and how many cigarettes you… Continue reading

Just Say Hi Quizzes

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Just Say Hi Quizzes

The quiz I’m bringing you today from Just Say Hi is called “How Many Colors Can You Name in Five Minutes?” It’s so much fun!

This quiz is truly a test of your recall abilities. To play, just start typing names of colors in the text box and hit Enter. There are 238 colors in total. When your time is up, a pop up box… Continue reading

Path to Health

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Path to Health

This is a very interesting health Web site! I suggest you start out by reading the preface to the newsletters, which you can find here or by clicking the “Please click here to read the instructions for proceeding to the Newsletters” link. Either way works!

Navigation is fairly straightforward. Just scroll down the page and click on the topic you would like… Continue reading

Story Online

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Story Online

Welcome to Story Online, a Web site where interesting children’s books are read by SAG (Screen Actor’s Guild) members. On the main page, you’ll find some featured stories. While I was there, those stories were:

Enemy Pie – read by Camryn Manheim
Romeow and Drooliet – read by Haylie Duff
White Socks Only – read by Amber Rose Tamblyn
When Pigasso Met Mootisse &ndash… Continue reading

Meemix

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Meemix

Are you ready to listen to the soundtrack of your life? I have to say, I am a real sucker for these kinds of Web sites that allow you to create custom music stations based on your music preferences and mood!

Here at Meemix, all you need to get started is the name of a song or an artist you like. The site will then give you a… Continue reading

What the Font?!

Friday, February 1st, 2008

What the Font?!

Have you ever run across an image with a font you really liked, but didn’t know what it was? Well, never fear! Now, you can identify those mystery fonts with ease on this Web site. Oh yeah!

How does it work? Well, it’s quite simple! You just click the Choose button and then find the image with the font you like wherever you saved it on… Continue reading

Swing-Sked

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Swing-Sked

Welcome to a great Wikispace, where you will find plenty of swing music! More specifically, you will find music dating back from the 1930s to the 1950s. The introduction explains the type of music you’ll find, what all of the codes mean (for example, ET means Eastern Time, PT means Pacific Time, etc.), as well as, what format the station is in.

Beneath the Introduction area, you’ll find… Continue reading

Seasoning Mixes

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Seasoning Mixes

You should know by now that I’m always looking for new recipes! Well, I happened to run across this Web site that is full of seasoning mix recipes and I just couldn’t wait to share it with all of you. I am a huge fan of seasoning mixes. From the pre-made pot roast mixes to my favorite poultry seasoning, nothing can make me happier than having… Continue reading

The Butterfly Universe

Friday, January 25th, 2008

The Butterfly Universe

When Sonja was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, her husband J. began turning their house into a kaleidoscope of colors, because the doctor said the brighter colors would be easier for her to see. The results are amazing and their house is something joyful to behold. I just couldn’t wait to share it with all of you!

I’m starting you on the About page, where you… Continue reading

Changing the Face of Medicine

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Changing the Face of Medicine

On this Web site, you will discover the women who have changed the face of medicine presented for you by the National Library of Medicine. You have a couple options to choose from when browsing this site. Let’s go!

First, you can click the womens’ photos at the top of the page and learn about each woman individually. You can also get to… Continue reading

Travel Pod

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Travel Pod

It’s a rather dreary day here in Toledo. It’s all gray and my yard is blanketed with snow, but with mud peeking through as well. I think it’s time to do some computer chair traveling. So, today, I’m bringing you Travel Pod! It’s a free travel blog Web site that allows you to not only discover other people’s journeys, but share your own as well!

Signing up… Continue reading

Office Invaders

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Office Invaders

Need a break from the office? Well, let’s take one together by playing Office Invaders! This game requires Shockwave to play it, so if you don’t have that on your computer, you can get it here for free!

You start by choosing the character you want to be. Your options are Peter or Dawn. Use the right and left arrow keys to move your… Continue reading

Rainlendar

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Rainlendar

I get a ton of e-mails asking for Web sites with desktop wallpaper that features the current month’s calendar. Well, I’ve gone one step further and I’ve found a site that offers a free download of a desktop calendar that is very customizable!

I have to tell you, I’m already in love with it! Not only can you have a moveable calendar on your desktop, but you can… Continue reading

Pugs

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Pugs

Pugs have a charm all of their own! So much so, they have a fan following of pet owners, cute enthusiasts and even casting directors. Here at the Pug Center, you can learn all about Pugs, as well as, check out photos of them!

Navigation is pretty easy as well. You’ll find all the links you need to explore right under the Navigation heading. The sections are as… Continue reading

Fake Name Generator

Friday, January 18th, 2008

I have a lot of different uses for this Web site! One is to make up realistic character names for stories I’m writing. Another use is to name characters in a game I play. When every name I could possibly think of is already taken, I turn to the name generator.

One of the uses suggested by the F.A.Q. section is to use it to provide information… Continue reading

Healthology

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Healthology

In my search for ways to be healthier, I ran across this Web site and because of the wealth of knowledge I discovered, I couldn’t wait to share it with all of you! Navigation is exceptionally straightforward as well. You basically want the Consumer Health Library.

Once Daily – Here you will find a daily interactive video. While I was there, the video was about Automated External Defibrillators… Continue reading

netRocket

Friday, January 11th, 2008

netRocket

Finally! A Web site that lets you store all of your bookmarks in one place and is 100 percent free. It is really easy to get started with too. Just click Create Account beneath the username field. You do need an account, because it will keep track of all your bookmarks, allowing you to access them from anywhere.

To register, just fill in the fields: Username, E-mail Address… Continue reading

Who is Sick?

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Who is Sick?

Have you ever been sick with something that everyone says is going around? Well, what if you could see who was sick in your area and what was wrong with them? Now you can! It’s a weird concept, I know, but I think it will really take off due to everyone’s curiosity!

When you first go to the Web site, you will be greeted with a… Continue reading

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