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What Should I Read Next?

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

What Should I Read Next

Have you ever finished a book and had trouble deciding what to read next? I know I have! This site gives you a recommendation on what you should read next, based on the title or author of a book you already like.

Five Advanced Google Search Operators

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Like many others, I use Google for searches, but it’s often difficult to find a result among the thousands of returns. Are there any ways to add more focus to a Google search?

Five Advanced Google Operators

We all use Google (well the majority of us do) more or less every time we sit

Synonym Finder

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Synonym Finder

While Microsoft Word has a built in synonym finder, I’ve found it doesn’t have a synonym for every word. That’s when I head over to this site and find a better and less repetitive way of writing what I need to write. This site is definitely

Imperial History of the Middle East

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Imperial History of the Middle East

This flash site offers an amazing look at who has conquered the Middle East over the last 5,000 years. To start it, just click play!

You’ll watch it be conquered from 3000 B.C.E to 2006

Feedbooks: Public Domain

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Feedbooks – Public Domain

Are you looking for free books to download to your e-reader or computer? Then, you should check out this site! Here you can download books for free that have gone into the public domain.

On

Cute-a-Rater

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Cute-a-Rater

Animals are adorable! Welcome to Cute-a-Rater, a fun site devoted to picking the cutest animal! It’s easy to use, just click the vote for button underneath the image you want to vote for.

By default, it is set to All

Capture and Annotate

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

This new add-on, Capture and Annotate lets you markup web pages any which way you please, and then share them fast! Continue reading

Save the Words

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Save the Words

Did you know that most of our communication with words – spoken and written – only really consists of about 7,000 words? Help save disused words from disappearing by adopting one and using it in your conversations and writing today!

When the page loads

Google Recipes

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Looking for something delicious? Google has what you’re looking for! Continue reading

Retail Me Not

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Retail Me Not is a coupon site that offers a daily selection of coupons for popular stores, an assortment of local printable coupons, and even grocery coupons! Continue reading

Jango

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Jango

I love finding music sites! This lets you listen to your favorite music for free and helps you discover more music that you might like. How do you get started? It’s easy! Just type in the name of an artist that you enjoy, and start listening!

Daily Mug Shot

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Daily Mug Shot

This site is inspired by a guy who a took a photo of himself every day for years and then made a video of them – the site creator thought it was cool and wondered what it would take to make it available to the public

ARKive

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

ARKive

This is a site devoted to helping spread awareness of the world’s endangered species, by putting together an amazing selection of images and videos from some of the top photographers, filmmakers, and conservationists.

There are a lot of interesting ways to navigate this site

Open Browser Search Results in a New Tab

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Okay. About the Back button.

I use it as much as the next person, it’s no big deal. I forget to write something that was on a previous page and need to go Back, I need to check something on a previous page and need to go Back, I

VideoETA

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

VideoETA

I love movies! With that said, who can afford to go to the theater anymore? I certainly can’t. Tickets are upwards of twelve dollars and when you add snacks, you’re looking at a very expensive bit of entertainment! So instead, I wait for the things I want to be

Songs That Get You Pumped

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Songs That Get You Pumped

I’m starting you right out on the about page for this site, so that you don’t have any questions as to what is about or how it works. Basically, you register and submit the title and performer of a song that gets you pumped; then

PDFescape

Friday, March 18th, 2011

PDFs are a great way to share documents on the web. They’re fast, easy, and lightweight. The only problem is that PDFs are on complete lockdown! Unless the creator makes a PDF a form, you cannot edit or annotate a PDF file at all. It’s time to liberate your PDFs – give them the freedom they deserve! The good news is: you don’t even need to

Snag Films

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Snag Films

Do you like to watch documentaries? What about watching them for free and being able to share them with your friends and family? If this sounds good, you should try Snag Films. I’d recommend that you start at the About page to find out just what Snag is

Background-less Bing

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Microsoft’s Bing search engine has made a name for itself on the Internet, not only by being one of the most used Internet searches, but also by being one of the prettiest. It seems that every time I navigate over, there’s always some new and Interesting background image for me to gawk at.

But maybe you don’t want a background image

Forces of Nature

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Forces of Nature



Welcome to National Geographic’s website devoted to the forces of nature. After the earthquake in Japan, and the tsunami it caused, this site seems even more interesting because you learn what these forces of nature are and how they work.

The Animal Detector

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

The Animal Detector

Welcome to The Animal Detector, a site where the author tries to capture video of the nocturnal animal activity in his neighborhood.

Navigation is setup blog style. So you just scroll down the page to see the previous entries. You’ll notice on

Wikiquote

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Wikiquote

It seems like there is a wiki for everything these days. All my favorite games have them, and now one of my favorite hobbies has one! That’s right there is now a wiki devoted solely to the collection of quotations!

At Wikiquote you’ll get

Indexed

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Indexed

This is a fun a site where the author makes commentary via graphs and diagrams that all fit on an index card – thus Indexed.

It is really easy to navigate because it is setup blog style, so all you have to do is

The Game

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The Game

I’m a serious packer and I’m great at getting a suitcase filled with more than my roommate thought could fit in there. So when I discovered a packing game, I knew I was in trouble. This game is so addicting! You have been warned!

Google Pig Latin

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

When our kids are young, we spell things out to keep secrets from them, right? Well, as my son got older and smarter, I used Pig Latin – that is, until the other day when he suggested I write a tip on Google’s Pig Latin mode.

So, here’s how:

Just browse over to Google.com and search Google Pig Latin. Click the first link in

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

National Museum of the Marine Corps

Welcome to the virtual Marine Corps Museum that allows anyone to explore the museum from anywhere.

If you click the video, you’ll get an introduction from the Commandant, General Jay T. Conway who will explain

Index Mundi

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Index Mundi

Welcome to Index Mundi, a website that is devoted to being the most up to date on world statistics, maps, and country profiles.

Navigation is fairly straight forward. Select from: Charts and Maps, Commodities Data, Country Facts, What’s New?, Trade Statistics and Gazetteer

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