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How to Deal with Buffering on YouTube Videos

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Joe from Lewiston, ME asks.

How can I stop continuous buffering when watching YouTube videos?

Buffering is no fun for anyone, so you are not alone Joe. Videos that continually stop and start on YouTube are a frequent source

Green Home Guide

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Green Home Guide

Do you have questions about making your home more environmentally friendly? Are you trying to find a green professional in your area to do work on your home? Do you want to read articles on learning how to make your home greener? Well then, you’ve come to the right place.

The first… Continue reading

In the News 2-02-11

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Now you don’t see it… now you do.

The FDA has approved a technological first to combat the leading cause of blindness in elderly people: a tiny telescope implanted in one eye.

Nearly 2 million Americans have advanced macular degeneration, an incurable eye disease

Dot What?

Monday, January 31st, 2011


For me, this site is a must-bookmark site! I hate running across a file extension and not knowing what it means or what program it is associated with. With Dot.What? you can get rid of the guess work and look up your file extension in their database!

Have a file extension you’re trying… Continue reading


Friday, January 28th, 2011

At one time or another, many of us need to share a file or two with
somebody, and often the attachment size limits put in place by most
email providers make this task difficult, if not impossible. As we all
know, file sizes have been increasing steadily for quite some time.
Even a regular PDF document or a PowerPoint presentation can easily
surpass 10-20 MB nowadays. There are… Continue reading

Fantastic Desktop Wallpapers

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Fantastic Desktop Wallpapers

I often get bored with what’s on my desktop, so I’m always looking for new sites that offer awesome desktops for free. What I like about this is that they’ve already searched for some of the best desktops out there, and have put them all together in one location making it easy for you… Continue reading

Convert Celsius to Fahrenheit

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Convert Celsius to Fahrenheit

This is a great tool to add to your bookmarks. You never know when you might need to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit. It comes up at the oddest times in my life.

This site not only offers you a tool to calculate the conversion, but also… Continue reading

Choline Info

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Choline Info

I have been doing all sorts of research for my friend who recently
found out that she is pregnant with twins, and this is one of the sites
I ran across in my search. I had never heard of Choline.

What I discovered is that choline is an important nutrient that can
help with brain and… Continue reading

Budget Decorating Ideas

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Budget Decorating Ideas

I am really in the mood to re-decorate my living space so that it is more organized and spacious, but I don’t have a lot of cash to put towards it. You know what that means! I started searching for tips to make it easier and cheaper to do!

The Budget

Another Way to Save Internet Images

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

You already know how to save images off the Internet, now learn and even quicker way by dragging and dropping! Continue reading

Cat Health

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Cat Health

Cats are amazing animals! But if you own one, you might be curious about their behavior, health, grooming, or even how to best travel with your kitty companion.

Navigation is easy; just use the side menu or the navigation tabs at the top of the page. If you already know what you’re… Continue reading

Skip to Timestamp on YouTube

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Do you want to skip ahead to the good part in a YouTube video? Well, if so, this tip is just for you! Continue reading

Doggie Buddy

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

52 Tricks to Teach Your Dog

My dog Gypsy is making a lot of progress, learning the tricks I’m teaching her, so I went looking for some more. I’ve had a lot of success with these tricks.

You will need a dog clicker and treats to teach most of these tricks. But you can… Continue reading

All About Frogs

Monday, January 17th, 2011

All About Frogs

Frogs are fantastic! This is an awesome site that is devoted to showing you all the cool stuff about frogs. You’ll find navigation fairly simple, the sections are all laid out for you on the main page, and there is also a side menu with even more options! It was hard to pick… Continue reading

Setting the Home Page in Your Browser

Friday, January 14th, 2011

I want Internet Explorer to automatically open to a particular site, when I log on. Can you help?

The page that opens when you fire up your browser, is your home page. In addition to setting up a home page for Internet Explorer (IE), we’ll also set one up in Firefox and Chrome.

It’s easiest to begin by first going to the page you’d like to keep as… Continue reading

Cat of the Day

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Cat of the Day

I love my kitties, so when I found this site, I couldn’t help but bookmark it. At Cat of the Day, you’ll find a different cat featured everyday with pictures and a story. I find it uplifting to read these owner’s descriptions of their cats.… Continue reading

Clear your Bing Search History

Friday, January 14th, 2011

If you use Bing as your primary search engine, then you won’t want to miss this tip on managing your search history! Continue reading

Google Unit Conversion

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Unit conversion has always been a subject that has escaped me. For example, how many table spoons are in a cup? How many kilometers in a mile? How many square feet are in an acre? And since it’s a hassle to go digging out my dusty old math book every time I need to convert something for a recipe – or my own curiosity – I figured… Continue reading

Incredible Edible Egg

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Incredible Edible Egg

I’m not much of an egg fan, but I’m trying to find new ways to try eating them. I love hard boiled eggs, deviled eggs, and the occasional quiche, but there has to be a way for me to broaden my enjoyment of eggs. So I went hunting for recipes and found this site.

Not only will you find incredible recipes on… Continue reading

Red Panda Network

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Red Panda Network

One of my all-time favorite animals, and quite possibly the cutest animal on earth, is the red panda. This highlights the need for red panda conservation efforts.

I suggest you start your journey by mousing over Red Panda, and then clicking About the Red Panda. It is in the About the… Continue reading

Joy of Baking

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Joy of Baking

This site is my new guilty pleasure. I adore baking and the recipes here are just fantastic! I could easily make it my New Year’s resolution to bake the Top 40 Recipes from 2010, but I’m going to restrain myself and only bake things that

Website Safety Check

Monday, January 10th, 2011

I received an email from one of our readers about URL Void, a website she’d discovered that checks website safety, and I thought it was worth passing along to you.

At URL Void, just type an internet address (URL) into the field, click the Scan Now button and, within seconds, a report on the site comes back.… Continue reading

Web Sudoku

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Web Sudoku

My mom loves Sudoku! I was searching the net to find her more places where she could play. I really liked this site’s version, so I thought I’d share it with all of you too!

It comes in four different languages, with four different difficulty levels, and they’ve even included variations (I love the JigSawDoku!).… Continue reading

Nickelodeon Games

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Nickelodeon Games

Winter brings with it snow days, holiday breaks, and at times bored children. I think that this site can alleviate their boredom on any of those occasions.

I will warn you that on older or slower systems, these games may take some time to load. You will also need to have the latest version of… Continue reading

Google Site Preview

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Take a look at Google Site Preview and get a quick look at websites, without actually browsing to them. Continue reading

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Welcome to – a site dedicated to encouraging reading by people of all ages. On the left hand side of the page, you’ll find links that break up the site by age level: Kids, Teens, Adults, and then Educators & Parents. That is a great way to get started browsing. Beneath those categories you’ll find even more categories under resources.… Continue reading

Fed Up with School Lunch

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Fed Up With School Lunch

This is an amazing blog, that really sheds light on what kids are eating at school. Mrs. Q, the author of the blog, spent a year eating what the kids at school were being served and documented every grueling meal that was served. Her goal was to shed awareness on the food choices… Continue reading

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