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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Credit Report

We all know we should check our credit report at least once a year and we've probably all heard of freecreditreport.com, but it isn't actually FREE. Always remember to read the fine print before you accept any terms. "Bottom Line" magazine recommends this site as a really FREE report. So, link in and check your credit.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Losers Lemonade

Don't forget to periodically check my other blog LOSERS LEMONADE. Link in and become a member of THE LOSERS CLUB!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Say Thanks to Our Troops

Show them you appreciate the job they do. It's easy, you don't even need a stamp. Link in and send a FREE printed postcard to our troops.
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Neti Pot

Do you have sinus problems? Well, then this might be something you want to try. One of my co-workers swears by this and says that it not only relieves sinus problems, but it will also help reduce colds, etc. I just started using it and already I see a difference with my sinuses. Link in and start rinsing.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Tree at Rockefeller Center

They are lighting it tomorrow, tune in and watch it on TV. If you get into NYC during the Christmas Holiday, then check it out up close as it is AWESOME. Don't forget to get a nice warm pretzel from one of the street vendor's carts. Chestnuts are nice too.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cyber Monday

Did you survive Black Friday? Well, here comes Cyber Monday. Link in and see what deals are out there.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Your Own Business

Do you have your own business? Thinking of starting your own business? You can get LOTS of FREE info, including FREE online training at the Small Business Administration site. Link in and get started on being your own boss.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Rosie Knows

Are you 'Internet Challenged"? A little intimidated about how to use web sites? Well, not to fear, 'Rosie Knows.' "Rosie Knows" offers FREE and easy video lessons on how to use hundreds of websites. Link in and then you'll know too.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Coupons

Do you use coupons? If you are like my mom, you can never have TOO MANY COUPONS. So, here is the #1 site for printable coupons. Link in and start saving.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Great American Smokeout

If you smoke accept the challenge - QUIT SMOKING. Link in and learn how.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Curling

The Winter Olympics in Vancouver Canada are fast approaching. A BIG sport in Canada is curling and today's link is to the USA Curling site. Here you can learn the history of curling and watch some videos. Link in, eh and see what it is all about.

Monday, November 16, 2009

5 Weeks + Million Clicks


OK everyone all it takes is a daily click to make this happen, so click everyday and pass it on to all your friends. Link in, just click below and then click to donate.


The Breast Cancer Site

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Flatten Your Tummy

Eight foods that will help to flatten your tummy. Link in and start flattening......

Thursday, November 12, 2009

USS New York

The US NAVY commissioned the USS New York in NYC. Read about it on the US Navy web site.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Cheap or Just Frugal?

Are you cheap or just frugal? No matter this site has some interesting stuff - check out 'Cheap Talk' or 'Spend Less & Enjoy Life More' or Links and Resources. All great info. Link in and be frugal.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Stride Gum

Yesterday I posted about xylitol, today I am going to tell you about Stride gum.. I started chewing Stride because it has xlitol, I like the taste, and you can blow bubbles with it. I also like that inside the package they suggest things to do. Link into their web site and see what they suggest to do.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Chew Gum to Prevent Tooth Decay?

Here is an article about Xylitol a sugar substitute that is said to aid in helping prevent tooth decay. Link in and see what you think.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Free Tea

Do you like tea? How about chai tea? Get a FREE sample by following this link.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

For Yankee Fans

The World Series has started and the Yankees are there, though they did lose game one. So here are some Yankee sites. Link in and GO YANKEES!!!!!!!
http://www.pinstripealley.com/

http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=nyy

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Quit Smoking

For all you smokers out there who would like to quit here is a site with good info to help you. There is even a panic button if you have an uncontrollable urge to smoke.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Baseball

In celebration of the upcoming World Series here is a baseball link. Yes, this is "The Official Site of Major League Baseball" Link in for lots of baseball.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Is Your Job Dangerous?

CareerBuilder brings us, "America's Most Dangerous Jobs." Want to see of your job or a job you are considering is dangerous? Then Link In and see if your job made the list.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Turn Your Trash Into Cash

No, this is NOT a magic trick. This is from "Smart Money" - "Don't toss that busted iPod. Don't just take those old books and CDs to a thrift store. These online outlets might give you cool cash for your castoffs." So, Link In and get some cash for your trash.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Alternatives to Pesticides

"Protecting people and the environment by advancing healthy solutions to pest problems." On this site you can get pesticide free solutions to insects and weeds, pesticide fact sheets,articles, reports and tips on taking action. Link in and be pest free while being pesticide free.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Flu Season

It's that time of the year - FLU SEASON. Get all the info you need about the Flu, Flu vaccines and H1N1 Flu (including a self evaluator). Link in and oh yeah, get a Flu shot.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Crafts

Do you like to do crafts? This site has FREE patterns, projects and crafts. There are also craft blogs. Link in and get crafting.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

New Hampshire

This site comes from the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development. If you are planning a trip to New Hampshire this is a great place to start. Link in and check out the 'Fall Foliage Tracker'.

Friday, October 9, 2009

World's Largest Christmas Store

Have you started your Christmas shopping? Here is a good place to start - your one-stop shop for ornaments and everything Christmas - Christmas ornaments, personalized ornaments, artificial Christmas trees, Christmas lights, Nativity scenes, Christmas decorations, collectibles, and more. Link in and start shopping, and if you are ever in MI visit their store the size of one-and-a-half football fields.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lesser Known College Degrees

What do you want to major in when you go to college? Business? Psychology? Look beyond the obvious and maybe discover your dream job. Link in and read about "Hidden Degrees"

Monday, October 5, 2009

3 Emerging Skill Sets

If you want to know where some of the jobs will be in the near future and what skills will be needed, then check out this article from CareerBuilder. Link in and see if you have the skills that will be in demand.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Clutter

From Elizabeth Fenner at Real Simple, here is something that many of us deal with - clutter. This article gives us the top 6 excuses for it and then tells us how to remedy it. Link in and get rid of that clutter.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Biggest Blowhards on the Web

Here it is, PC World ( Christopher Null) rounded up their 10 favorite blogging blowhards, the most notable offenders in a vast rogues' gallery of Web windbags. Maybe one day it will be one of my blogs on this list :^). Link in and see who they picked.
http://tech.msn.com/products/articlepcw.aspx?cp-documentid=21770838&gt1=40000

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Online Timer

Here is something that you may be able to use some time. It is an online timer - just type in the amount of time and click "GO". Link in and let the countdown begin.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bone Marrow Donor

If you want to become a donor or just learn more about being a bone marrow donor then this is a good place to link to. It also has info on donating umbilical cord blood. Link in and get informed on how you could maybe save a life.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Chicken Fat

How many of you remember doing this in gym class? Link in and go you chicken fat!!!!!
This is a short version with video.
This is the full version, but no video
How many of you got up and did the exercises along with the song? Come on, it is a great little workout.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Bike Ride to Alaska

This is really interesting - this guy rode his bike from Michigan to Alaska and back. He is a retired teacher (Physics and Calculus), and it was something on his "Bucket List". Link in - the pics are great and it is interesting to read.
http://wycd.com/Retired-Novi-HS-teacher-rides-bike-to-Alaska-and-b/5235329

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"As Seen On TV" Reviews

I know we've all seen the ads for those "As Seen On TV" products. I am also sure that we have all seen at least one product that peaked our interest, but wondered does it really work like they say. Well, link in and read the reviews or write a review if you've used one of the products.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze died today of pancreatic cancer. “I’d say five years is pretty wishful thinking,” Swayze told ABC’s Barbara Walters in early 2009. “Two years seems likely if you’re going to believe statistics. I want to last until they find a cure, which means I’d better get a fire under it.”
Link in and help find a cure.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Rescue Racehorses

We hear alot about rescue dogs and even cats, so how about racehorses. Well, here it is. Link in and help or maybe adopt a horse.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

More 911

This site is unbelievable - it is an archive of Sept. 11th archived news, photos, graphics, images, webs, and newspapers. Link in and remember - September 11, 2001-The Day the World Changed

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

4 Day Work Week

Here is something interesting for everyone who works. How would you like to work a 4 day work week, every week? Well, they tried it in Utah and the results are in - looks like it is a winning solution for everyone. Link in and read all about it and T.G.I.THURSDAY!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Take a Walk

This is interesting. Type in an address, see what is nearby and get your walk score. In other words it gives you a score based on what you can walk to from that address. Link in and see how your neighborhood rates.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

STRESS

From Forbes Magazine here are the most stressful cities to live in. Link in and see if you are stressed.

Monday, August 31, 2009

The National Anatolian Shepherd Rescue Network

OK - one more Hurricane Katrina animal rescue site and then tomorrow we move on to something else. Anatolian Shepherd's are BIG dogs and my petite friend Pat loooooves 'BIG DOGS'. Anyway, she had adopted a rescue from NARN and they gave her the info about going to Hattiesburg to help with the animal rescue operations there. So, today I'm posting their link and ask that you link in and take a look at these BIG, beautiful dogs - you may want to adopt one.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Humane Society of the United States

Yesterday's post was in remembrance of Hurricane Katrina, and in particular the animal rescue that followed. Today's site is for the organization that ran the animal rescue that I worked at in Hattiesburg, MS. This site has an abundance of interesting info. Link in and get involved.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hurricane Katrina

Today is the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and I am posting videos in remembrance of the Animal Rescue efforts in LA and MS. This one is especially for my friend Pat, who got me to go with her to MS and experience one of the best things I've ever done. Also, for Shelly who helped Pat and I get our wonderful 'Rescue Pets' - Champ, Bob and Ellie. Link in and try not to cry.

Friday, August 28, 2009

To Lose Weight Be Careful What You Drink

Who knew? According to this article from "Women's Health", an easy way to start to lose weight is to pay attention to what you drink. Link in and see what they suggest.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Intelligence For Your Life

Do you like "Intelligence For Your Life" on the radio? If so, go to today's site and click on 'The John Tesh Radio Show', there you can get much more of "Intelligence For Your Life". Link in and get more 'INTELLIGENCE'.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Psychology Today

Here is the web site for the magazine "Psychology Today". It is a good site, with good info. You can look up a wide range of topics, take tests, read psych basics or look up stuff in the diagnosis dictionary. Link in and 'get psyched'!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Shop Made in the USA

The Container Store is "The Original Storage and Organization Store". They have all kinds of interesting products for storage and to get you organized. Now they have added a Made in the USA boutique. Link in, get organized, buy made in the USA products.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Quotations

Looking for something to say on a subject? Trying to find who it was that said a famous quote? Link in and find the right words and who said what.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Alzheimer's Association

Most of us know someone with Alzheimer's. If we are fortunate it is not someone in our family as this is a devastating disease to watch progress. Today's site is full of all kinds of info and is really worth a look. You can learn about the disease, learn how to live with it, join the cause or learn how the association can help. Link in, and if you can maybe make a donation.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Handmade

If you like things that are handmade then check out today's site. Billed as 'The place to buy and sell everything handmade'. Click on community and there is, news and articles and even live workshops and online classes. So link in and see what they've got.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mutt Lynch Winery

Do you like dogs? Do you like Wine? If you answered yes to both, then you will love today's site. Here is a couple who has merged their love of wine and dogs to bring us Mutt Lynch Winery. Link in and read all about their wine and support of animal organizations. Drink up, but remember - "Don't drink and drive."

Monday, August 17, 2009

Free E-cards That Give Back

It is getting harder to find FREE e-cards everyday. So, today I refer back to my first post on 01/27/09 for "Free Donating". Don't remember it ? Then link in and refresh your recollection. http://dontthinklink.blogspot.com/2009/01/free-donations.html As I said in that post they have FREE e-cards you can send and they are really nice. So, link in, send a FREE e-card and make a FREE donation.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Save Money - Quit Smoking

We all know that smoking is unhealthy and that it continues to get more and more expensive. Now, here is an interesting article from Forbes: "What You'll Save by Quitting Smoking:A look at the dollars kept by kicking the habit." Link in and think of all the things you can buy when you kick the habit.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Woodstock Turns 40

How many of you remember Woodstock???? OK, can you name the town where it was held????? Bethel, NY Whose farm was it on?????? Max Yasgur. Link in and see ABC's "Good Morning America" reminisce about this mega event that changed pop culture.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Travel Light

If you travel you'll want to check out today's site. It is not a blog, it is a reference guide for the art and science of traveling light. It has what to pack, what to pack it in, how to pack it, packing list and resources. Lots of useful info on this site and I like the name of it too. Link in before your next trip.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Learn It on the Web

Here is a great article by Yardena Arar in PCWorld telling us all about, "How to Learn Anything on the Web". Looking to start a business, get a degree or learn Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance? The Web has a class, video or tutorial to help you do it. link in and find out where to get started.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Woodward Dream Cruise

Saturday 08-15-2009 is the actual date of "The Woodward Dream Cruise", but the cars are already cruising Woodward and people have got their chairs out and are lining Woodward from Ferndale to Pontiac. It is the ultimate for car enthusiasts, in the place that "put the world on wheels". If you have never been, then link in and see what you've been missing.
Check Out the Videos
The Police will be there too!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Meteor Showers

"Wired Science" tells us to stay up past midnight tonight to catch the meteor showers at their peak. They also say that because of the moon it may be best to view between 9 and 11. There is also a link there for photographing stars. Link in and let us know if you got to see the showers.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Dirty Jobs

I love this show and today's link is for the shows fan site. Check out Mike's resume, or submit a job idea, and don't forget to check the blog while you're there. Link in and see about those "Dirty Jobs".
While we are talking about "Dirty Jobs", link in to this story about how the recession has applicants lining up to apply for "Dirty Jobs". Link in and read about it.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Recession 101 Billboards

Has anyone seen the 'Recession 101' billboards? They've been written about in the NY Times and CNN. They give an optimistic spin to the recession and come from the Outdoor Advertising Association of America. They are featured in about 30 states, particularly those hardest hit by the recession, like MI (which is where I've seen them.) Link in and see the 'brighter side to the recession.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Smokey the Bear

Happy 65th Birthday to Smokey the Bear. That's right Smokey turns 65 on 08-09-2009. Link in and learn about wildfires and "Remember Only you Can Prevent Wildfires!"

Friday, August 7, 2009

Auto Repair

This is a good site for those of us who are novices when it comes to car repair. The 'Auto Repair Encyclopedia' is very helful and informative. Link in, so you'll have a better understanding of your vehicle and how it works.
www.repairpal.com

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Twitter Alerts

For all you twitter tweeters. Keep track of conversations that mention you, your products, your company, anything, with hourly updates! You can even keep track of who's tweeting your website or blog. Today's site, TweetBeep has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and the NY Times Link in and see who is tweeting you.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Your Body's Warning Signals

You've seen or at least heard of the movie "Doc Hollywood" with Michael J. Fox? Well, Neil Shulman, M.D. aka "The Real Doc Hollywood", author of the book and movie, presents today's site. Link in and click on symptoms and see what could be the cause.
Bonus, checkout the trailer for the movie "Doc Hollywood"

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Misplaced Cell Phone

Misplaced your cell? Enter your number at today's site and listen for the ring. It's free!!!!! And they make the following claim: "We do not keep a record of any numbers dialed!We have a hard enough time keeping track of our own things, let alone yours. Don't worry, your cell number is safe here." So if you can't find your phone link in and listen for the ring.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

More Info on Cash for Clunkers

Looks like news of the death of "Cash for Clunkers" was premature. According to the official government site for the program, it is still operating and you can still turn in your 'clunker' and get money. Link in and find out more.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Fishing Lure

OK all you fisherman out there, here is a new product that just came on the market. When you visit the site click to see what "Field and Stream", and their readers have to say about this new fishing lure. Link in and let us know what you think.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cash for Clunkers

Thinking of cashing in on this program? Better do it right NOW!!!!!!! Looks like the government is going to suspend the program because it is TOO popular. Link in and read this article from the Wall Street Journal.

And this one from USA Today.
And here is one from the NY Times.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Vote for Your Favorite Rescue Story

Calling all pet lovers! Today I am asking my blog readers to go to this site and vote for their favorite rescue story. The winning rescue organization gets $5,000 worth of food from Purina Pro Plan. Of course you should vote for your favorite story, but I am hoping that your favorite will be ROBO. This organization is near and dear to my heart as they set me and my friend Pat off to Mississippi to help with the Katrina animal rescue. Link in and vote, and while you are there order a T-shirt to benefit rescue organizations.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Zoos and Aquariums

Hey, it is National Zookeepers Week and in honor of all the people who have that AWESOME job, here is today's site. Link in if you like zoos, aquariums and animals, and let us know which zoos are your favorites, and why (this is a blog, so blog).
also check this out:
and this is cute too
and a day in the life...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Affordable Suburbs

This comes from "BusinessWeek" - Best Affordable Suburbs 2009. Link in and find the most affordable suburb in every state, according to "BusinessWeek".

Monday, July 20, 2009

Moon Landing

This comes from"Information Week," and tells us about Google's Monday release of Moon in Google Earth, which allows users to explore lunar images and related lunar content. Link in to all the links and take your own 'moonwalk'.


In honor of the 40th anniversary of the moon landing:

and here is some more:

Friday, July 17, 2009

Your Family Tree

Looking to search your family tree? Today's site may be of some help. It has a place to start your family tree, plus places to search, collaborate and a learning center. Link in and see what you can find.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Statuary

Looking for some statuary for your garden? Then check out Potteryland. Founded in 1956, when Donald Adams poured a concrete frog in a mold that he learned to make by researching information at the Detroit Public Library. The mold was made in the family kitchen oven. Link in, and see that; 'MI - it ain't just cars!'
and don't forget to check out their companion site:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Free Downloadable Games

Here is an article from Preston Gralla, and "PC World" telling about 10 FREE downloadable games. Link in, waste some time, and have some fun.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

New York Egg Cream

Ever had a New York Egg Cream????? They are delicious. If you can't find them where you live , and you can't get to NY to try one, then here is a recipe to make them at home. Link in, give it a try and let us know how you like it.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Citizenship Test

MSNBC has posted a sampling of questions adapted from Immigration Service's sample questions for US citizenship. Link in, take the test and see how you do.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Worst States for Traffic Tickets

The National Motorists Association ranked all 50 states according to 17 criteria. No surprise to those of us who have driven through the 'Garden State', New Jersey topped the list. Link in and see where your state made the list, and remember to drive safely.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sears Tower

The Sears Tower in Chicago is about to become a new attraction for thrill seekers. Thursday the Sears Tower will open what they are calling the Ledge, and it gives the illusion of standing on air a few feet outside the building, 103 stories off the ground. This article about the new attraction, is from the Chicago Sun-Times and when you link in make sure you click on the photo gallery as there are some awesome pics of this new attraction. Link in and vote; " Would you go out on the Sears Tower's new movable Skydeck observation cubes?" Well, would you????

Monday, June 29, 2009

Fireworks

The 4th of July is almost here and that means... fireworks. The American Pyrotechnics Association has a great site where you can look up state laws on fireworks, get safety info and there are also links that include "Photographing Fireworks". Link in and have a safe 4th.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

15 Wacky Roadside Attractions

If this summer's vacation is a road trip you might be interested in checking out some of these unusual sites. This comes from Harriet Baskas who writes regularly about airports, air travel and other adventures for MSNBC.com and USAToday.com and on her “Stuck at the Airport” blog, http://www.stuckattheairport.com. Link in and tell us which of these unusual attractions you want to visit, have visited and why.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Michigan Gets GM Small Car Plant

Exterior photo of General Motors' Orion Assembly plant in Lake Orion, Mich., Thursday, June 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Jerry S. Mendoza)

G M announced today that the plant will be in Michigan and will create 1,200 jobs. I want to thank everyone who signed the petition, I don't know if it helped or not, but thanks. Hope you enjoyed John Rich's song.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Amateur Softball Association

Summer is here, and to many of us that means getting out and playing some softball. This site has a safety awareness guide, tournaments,youth, adult and umpire info and much more. Link in today and get out your gloves and bats.

Monday, June 22, 2009

"Make It In Michigan"

Here is a petition from the web site of radio station, 99.5 WYCD Detroit urging that GM locate their small car assembly facility at the Orion Assembly plant in Michigan. Link in, read the petition and if you agree - sign it and pass it on to all your friends relatives, email buddies and everyone you know, and help to keep them from"Shutting Detroit Down"!!!!!!!

http://wycd.com/Petition-for-GM-Plant-in-Michigan/4623271

Also, link in to this YouTube video of John Rich's hit song "Shutting Detroit Down"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKbP9KLIzDk

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mosquitoes

The warm weather is here and so are the mosquitoes. Here is an article from the MayoClinic.com that is a comprehensive overview that covers prevention, and treatment of these itchy, sometimes infectious bites. Link in and try not to get bit.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Earn Extra Money

On Friday 06/12 I posted an article on 20 ways to make $100 more a month, today I'm posting an article form careerbuilder.com; "10 Creative Ways to Earn Extra Money". Some good ideas and also some links. Link in and start making some extra $$$$.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Michigan Humane Society

You've probably seen the Michigan Humane Society featured on Animal Planet in the show "Animal Cops". Visit their site,especially if you live in the Detroit/Metro area. Link in, because...."Somebody Here Needs You"!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Make $100 More a Month

Here is a good article listing 20 ways to make $100 more a month. I found it MSN Money and it is written by Liz Pulliam Weston, the Web's most-read personal-finance writer. Link in and see if moonlighting is for you.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Your Tax Dollars

Want to know where your tax dollars are going? The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act) requires a single searchable website, accessible by the public for free. Link in and see where your tax $$$ are going.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

4 New Ways to Job Hunt

This one comes from CareerBuilder.com and is great advice for those of us who are entering the job market for the first time in years. Technology has even changed the job hunt and here are 4 new things to consider trying in your job search. Link in and get a tech savvy job search started.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Family Education

Here is a site with parenting advice, activities for children, family games, recipes and much more. There are blogs, message boards and you can sign up for a variety of email newsletters. Link in and find fun and info for your family.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The National WWII Museum

Today's site is in remembrance and honor of D-Day and all who served. The National World War II Museum opened its doors on the 56th anniversary of the Normandy invasion that liberated Europe. The Museum, which opened on June 6, 2000, is the only museum in the United States that addresses all of the amphibious invasions of World War II, honoring the more than one million Americans who took part in this global conflict. Link in and learn more about the 'War That Changed The World.'

Chemotherapy

This one is for my friend Joe.
Scott Hamilton's website designed to provide the latest information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers and friends. They are here to help by supplementing what you may already have learned from your health care professional. As Scott says, "I did it, you can too." Link in and get some useful info in the fight against cancer.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wal-Mart is Hiring

As we continue to read and hear distressing economic news, here is some good news. FOX Business reports that Wal-Mart will add 22,000 jobs, that is correct twenty-two THOUSAND jobs. Link in and read all about it.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Healthy Landscapes

We all like to have our homes beautifully landscaped, but we also want to be GREEN conscious (0r earth friendly). Today's site has lots of info for healthy landscapes. Tip sheets, products, practices and links. Link in and start beautifying your home.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Consumer Reports Videos

Ever wonder about those products we constantly see advertised on TV? Do they really work as claimed? Here is a link to 196 videos from Consumer Reports that includes findings on infomercials, tests of other products, and other Consumer Report videos on various topics of interest. Link in and be an informed consumer.

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Hidden Secrets of Online Quizzes

This article is from PC World and something everyone should read. Especially since so many of us are online linking to all sorts of stuff, we need to be aware of what some of these sites are hiding in the fine print or privacy policies. Link in and read the article so you will be a savvy web surfer.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Everyday Lessons

This is by Sandra Magsamen from Oprah.com, and it is subtitled " Get 9 simple but wonderful life lessons". I don't know that I would call these 'life lessons', but they certainly are great ideas of things to do and enjoy. Link in and see which you would like to do or add your own ideas.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

DIY Network

If you like to putter around the house, then this site is for you. Lots of info for DIY projects and tips. Check out these topics; home improvement, outdoors, crafts, woodworking, tools, and don't forget to enter their contests. Link in and start working on some great DIY projects.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

16 Bugs to Love

Hey gardeners, here are 16 bugs you should love to see in your garden. This article tells you about the bug, their locale, benefits of having them around and how you can attract them to your garden. Link in and see which bugs you want to invite into your yard.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Still Made in USA

This one is an addendum to yesterday's post. This site is a voluntary effort by one woman to help shoppers find products made in the USA. Basically, this is a directory of American-made products. Link in and see what is still made in the good ole USA!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

USA Products

With all the talk of bankruptcy and bailouts you have to wonder about American products, companies and enterprise. Here are 3 links that deal with these subjects. Link in and you'll get a new perspective on US companies, products and industry.


Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Today's site was created to help promote the return of the original intent and meaning back to Memorial Day, to be a central point for finding information on the day, and to provide an online community for people to share their feelings, pride, respect and honor for those that gave their all. It reminds us that Memorial Day is a somber day of remembrance, a day where we in America go to cemeteries and place flags or flowers on the graves of our war dead. Link in and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

American Museum of Natural History

The site is interesting, with lots to look at and learn. Make sure to click on 'Resources for Learning at Your Fingertips'. If you enjoy the museum, you will enjoy the site. Link in and spend a " Night at the Museum", you'll enjoy (even if Ben Stiller is not there). Has anyone seen the "Extreme Mammals" exhibit at the museum yet??????

Friday, May 22, 2009

American Cancer Society

If someone you know, care about, love has cancer then this is a site you should check out. Learn about cancer, join the fight against cancer, or check out 'Find It Fast' for all kinds of useful info.
Link in to my other cancer related posts:
Looking forward to the day these posts become obsolete.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

9 Natural Remedies That Really Work

This one comes from Prevention Magazine, and I admit that I learned some stuff from this. Link in and take the quiz to see how savvy you are about natural remedies.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

String-Ring

This is an interesting product and concept. The design and idea came out of this question, "How can we teach our children to be kind and compassionate when such aggressive behavior is exhibited everywhere you look?" and this answer, "I could create an inspirational ring reminding people to be kind using the old custom of tying a string around your finger." Link in and see what you think, I think it is pretty neat.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Online Tricks to Cut Your Tech Costs

This is an excellent article from MSN Tech & Gadgets, with some great ways to save $$$$ and even get some FREE stuff. If you have/use a computer, play video games, like music/movies - link in and while you are at it check out my blog post from 03/01/09 http://dontthinklink.blogspot.com/2009/03/free-office-software.html

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Can You Catch Swine Flu From Money?

Here is an interesting article in which the question is; 'Can swine flu be passed along on money?' Link in for the answer to this, and the possibility of transmitting other diseases via currency.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sleep Myths


SLEEP - it accounts for a third of your life and a big chunk of your health and longevity. This is an article from Men's Health; " Sleep Myths Busted". Some good information about something we all need, and possibly don't get enough of. Link in and get the facts, as for me I'm going to go get some - SLEEP!

Friday, May 15, 2009

10 Great Low-Tax Places to Retire

From US News and World Report, comes the "10 Great Low-Tax Places to Retire". Watch that slide show or click to read; "How to Find a Low-Tax Place to Retire" or "High Tax Places to Live". Link in and see some great places to retire.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pet Articles

This is a great pet education site. There are articles on dogs, cats, fish, birds, ferrets, small pets and reptiles. Lots of good expert information. These pet education offerings are provided to the public by Drs. Foster and Smith pet supplies (you can order their free catalogs here also) to help pet owners access veterinary authored or screened information on pet care. Additional information via articles and videos can be found on DrsFosterSmith.com and LiveAquaria.com. You can also sign up for Pet Care Today emails and be the first to receive weekly sale alerts, expert advice, and important tips. You'll also receive coupons to enjoy email-only promotions and savings! Link in and see what interests you.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

5 Minute Guide to Retirement Planning

This article comes from the MSN Money staff. They tell us, " It's never too early to start saving for retirement -- and never too late." The article then goes on to give basic info and has useful links. Link in today and start planning your retirement.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Monarch Butterflies

Butterflies are beautiful and it is always nice to see them in your garden. If you have an interest in butterflies then check out today's site, it is dedicated to education, conservation and research of Monarch Butterflies. One cool thing on the site is information on creating a Monarch waystation. Link in today and help preserve Monarch Butterflies.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Salary Calculator

Want to know how much a job pays? Get national averages, or search by state or city with this FREE salary calculator from CareerBuilder.com. Link in today to see what various job titles pay.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Check the Facts Here

They describe themselves as a nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. Additionally, they monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Their stated goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding. Link in and get the facts, just the facts.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Visit Maine

Summer is almost here and if you are thinking of taking a vacation then you might want to check out today's site. Maine is a beautiful state (just look at the pics on the site), and they've got LOBSTER cooked every way there is. Click on 'Where to Visit' or 'Things to Do' or send for their FREE guidebook. Link in and see what Maine has to offer.
http://www.visitmaine.com/

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Fresh Ideas for Growing Vegetables in Containers

Here are some great ideas for growing vegetables in containers. Suggestions from Better Homes and Gardens for making your garden better. Link in and see which ideas you want to use.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Public Television

If you like Public Television then check out today's link. Here you can search for programs, get TV schedules, shop and now you can even watch some episodes online. Link in and find some great TV programming.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fight Childhood Cancer

St. Baldrick’s began as a casual conversation between friends and has exploded into the world’s biggest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer! In nine years, events have taken place in 18 countries and 48 US states, raising over $50 million, and shaving more than 72,000 heads. All to fight childhood cancer. Link in and help conquer kid's cancer, you may even decide to shave your head.

Monday, May 4, 2009

ASPCA

The ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Their mission, as stated by their founder, Henry Bergh, in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” A great organization with a terrific site that is full of all kinds of animal related information. If you love animals then go ahead and link in.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Creating an Emergency Fund

Here is a good article from MSN Money on ways to save money when money is tight. In this article under the bullet 'Start a second income stream', click on "Need an odd job?" for some interesting ideas. Link in and start saving those pennies.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Stay Safe Online

This site is from the National Cyber Security Alliance which is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Through collaboration with the government, corporate, non-profit and academic sectors, the mission of the NCSA is to create a culture of cyber security and safety awareness by providing the knowledge and tools necessary to prevent cyber crime and attacks. There are sections for home users, small businesses,tools and resources and more. Link in today and start feeling safer on the internet
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www.staysafeonline.org

Friday, May 1, 2009

Help Your Favorite Animal Shelter Win $$$$

Vote daily at The Animal Rescue Site--one Petfinder.com shelter/rescue organization will win $20,000! There are chances to win $1,000-$5,000 prizes, too.
The Animal Rescue Site
Click above to make your daily donation and then look for the red "Vote Now!" at the top of the page. You can vote once each day through July 26th. Did you vote today??? Link in and VOTE NOW!!!!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Masks and Swine Flu

4 days ago I posted a link about swine flu, and the topic is even hotter now. With the increasing spread people are starting to buy up and wear masks to prevent the flu. However, you need to have the correct mask and wear it properly. Link in for more info and a video on this subject from Consumer Reports.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Feed the Hungry - Donate Rice

Here is a fun and FREE way to help feed the hungry by donating rice. FreeRice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Program, the donations are made possible by the generosity of the sponsors who advertise on the site. Choose a subject, and for each correct answer 10 grains of rice is donated. Link in today and test your knowledge while you help to feed the hungry.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

LayOffs at the Bronx Zoo!!!

This economy is effecting everyone - even the Bronx Zoo is planning to layoff some of their animals due to budget concerns. Link in and read all about it.
If you want to learn more about the zoo you can link in here, and maybe become a member (if you can afford to.)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Dollar Stores

I love Dollar Stores, and in this tight economy so does everyone. This article and slide show tells what the bargains are , what to avoid and what to look for to make sure you get the best deal. Link in and start saving some $$$$$!!!

Swine Flu

Swine Flu is in the news, as cases are turning up in several states. Here is what you need to know to protect yourself from infection and to be prepared with facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Link in for credible health information.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Motown Museum

Summer is coming and that means V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N. Here is a place you may want to visit if you travel to Detroit, MI. It is where the Motown Sound started and it also shows us some great entrepreneurial spirit. MI - It Ain't Just Cars!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Stepping Stones

Here is a project you can make for your backyard - Cake-Frosting Stepping Stones. There is step-by-step instructions and a shopping list. Link in and get started on a fun and decorative project.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

In the Year 2100???

Here is a slide show of what the U.S. might look like in the year 2100 due to global warming. So, ask yourself; "What steps am I taking to ensure that my grandchildren's future will not look like this?" Link in and see the future.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

AARP

Ok, so you have to be 50 or over to be a member, however anyone can use their website. Yes, many of the articles and alot of the info is geared to that age group, but there is a good amount of stuff there for everyone. Topics include; health, money, leisure, making a difference and family. So, whether you are 25 or 50 link in and enjoy all the available information.

Monday, April 20, 2009

MuttShack

MuttShack responded to the worst animal disaster in our lifetime - Hurricane Katrina. Check out their Picture Gallery, Rescue News, Rescue Heroes, Rescue Training and of course click on 'About Us'. If you love animals, if you have an interest in Animal Rescue then link in - you'll like this site.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee

Do you like Dunkin' Donuts? Do you like Iced Coffee? Do you want to help "Homes for Our Troops"? On April 21st you can get an Iced Coffee for 50 cents and your purchase will help support "Homes for Our Troops". Link in to find out more about both of these.
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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Home Depot Celebrates Earth Day

Starting April 19 Home Depot will be giving away 1 Million FREE Eco Smart CFL Bulbs. Link in to their Earth Day site for this and other Eco information (you will need Flash Player 8 plugin to view it).
http://www6.homedepot.com/earthday/index.html?&cm_sp=thd%5fmarketing%2d%5f%2dEarthDay2009%2d%5f%2dgloballeftnav%2d%5f%2dLP

Friday, April 17, 2009

CrocPond

If you have kids, here is a fun site for them. CrocPond is a wonderful, magical place for children to practice the positive principles of life, within a highly supportive and encouraging environment. Fun, and entertaining, will keep the kids busy.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cleaning for a Reason for Cancer Patients‏

Received this in an email from my aunt - Thanks Aunt Jo.
I just found out that there is a foundation that provides the gift of a clean home for any woman who is undergoing treatment for cancer of any kind. I would encourage anyone who knows a woman undergoing cancer treatment to go to the site or call and see if they are providing this service in your area. Four free cleaning services, one per month for 4 months, are provided if there is a participating service in your area. I hope this helps someone you know that might benefit!

Take a Walk

This is an interesting site - type in your address and it gives it a walking score. It helps people find walkable places to live by calculating the walkability of an address, it does this by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. and then measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle. Link in and take a walk.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's Tax Day

Because our taxes are due today, I thought I'd cite a tax site today. The mission of The Tax Foundation is to educate taxpayers about sound tax policy and the size of the tax burden borne by Americans at all levels of government - it is a nonpartisan, educational organization. There is a great deal of interesting, and informative info here. My favorite is on the homepage about half way down and all the way to the right, click on the map of the US and get tax data on whatever state you select. Link in and get the facts on taxes nationwide.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Arkansas

Ever been to Arkansas? Me neither, but take a look at the Official Tourism Site for the State of Arkansas. You can find 'Things to Do', "Places to Stay', 'Spas', 'Golf', 'Parks'...even take a 'Virtual Tour '. Under 'Things to Do' check out '101 FREE Things to Do'. Link in, you may decide this is your next vacation destination.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

World Wildlife Fund

For more than 45 years, they have been protecting the future of nature. On their site you can see what they are doing to accomplish their mission. There are cool videos, you can adopt a species and they have really neat FREE e-cards. Link in and get educated and also help save the the planet.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

EarthCam

Watch the Easter Parade live on 5th Ave NYC (04/12/09, 10 AM-4PM EDT.) This is really cool, link in and watch the world without leaving your house.
BONUS-Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in Easter Parade.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Journeys of Faith

Today's link is for a slide show of 13 of the most significant pilgrimage destinations of the world’s religions. One of the destinations is in the US, can you guess what it is? Link in and find out.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Box Tops For Education

In these tough economic times we all know that every penny counts. Here is a way to help earn $$$$ for your local schools. This is what the site tells us about the program: Earn up to $20,000 each year through the original Box Tops program by clipping 10¢ Box Tops coupons from hundreds of General Mills products and partnering brands, like Cheerios®, Betty Crocker®, Hefty®, Juicy Juice®, Ziploc®, Kleenex® and many more! Link in to see which schools in your area participate and to get a complete list of qualifying products. Start clipping those coupons today and help make a difference!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Find A Grave

This is an unusual site where you can find the graves of family, friends, and 'famous' individuals. You can even leave virtual flowers and a note. Warning-DO NOT use the search in the box at the top - that requires a fee; the searches on the actual site are FREE. Link in, you may just find it interesting.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Live Strong

Did you know that this is National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week ? Neither did I until I visited today's site: Live Strong - The Lance Armstrong Foundation, where they "unite people to fight cancer believing that unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything". You can donate, shop, get involved or get cancer support. Armstrong's site is great, and his commitment to end cancer is inspirational. I've got my LIVESTRONG wristband, link in and get yours.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Taste of Home

Many magazines have companion web sites, this one is great for people who are interested in cooking and baking. It has sections with recipes, healthy fare, community (blogs, etc.), videos, contests, cooking schools and shopping. Link in and check out the great bunny cupcakes.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Pet Education

Did you know April is pet first aid month? Neither did I until I went on today's site. This site has expert information on dogs, cats, fish, birds, ferrets, reptiles and small pets. Lots of good and useful information. If you've got pets link in and learn.

MTV

If you enjoy music videos then you'll enjoy this site. Type in the artist or song you want, and enjoy your favorites. Link in, watch and listen.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Play Ball!

Opening Day is almost here, so I thought it would be appropriate to have a baseball link. If you've never been to the Baseball Hall of Fame then this will give you an idea of what you are missing. If you have been there, it will help you remember how great a place it is. Some neat stuff to see on the site; click on 'Sights and Sounds' and then pick a video biography or check out one of the video highlight clips. Link in and explore the 'national past time'.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Smoking Gun

Entertaining because they're famous and it's true. Documents, videos, mug shots and backstage demands - they use material obtained from government and law enforcement sources, via Freedom of Information requests, and from court files nationwide, and guarantee everything is 100% authentic. I found it interesting that 'The Smoking Gun' is now part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network . Link in and see what the rich and famous have been up to.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Get Out and Garden

It is time to start those gardens and today's site is a great resource for all things garden. Garden Guides states that its mission is to be the best online resource for gardening enthusiasts, and with all the available information it certainly seems to be living up to its mission. Link in and get out and garden.

April Fools

Yes, it is that day again when you have to be suspicious all day of April Fool pranksters. Today's site lists the top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes. Link in and see if you would have been fooled.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Job-Hunt

We all know someone who is looking for a job, and today's site has a wealth of info on the topic. With numerous links to all kinds of job info, it is apparent why it is a "Top" or "Best" site for job hunting and careers according to US News & World Report, Forbes, and PC Magazine. Link in and see for yourself, I'm sure you will agree.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bookworms

If you like books then this site may be for you. It is a social network that connects readers. Here you can build a virtual bookshelf, see what your friends are reading or discover new books based on what other people are reading. It is FREE and is an Amazon company, so link in and get reading.