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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Make Life Easier

If you've seen the magazine, well this is the companion site. Topics include: food & recipes. home & organizing, beauty & fashion, holidays & entertaining, work & life, and health. Sign up for their FREE newsletter. Link in, you'll be glad you did - because as the site says "life made easier"

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Money, Money, Money

The economy is a subject that we are constantly hearing about these days, and with times being what they are we should all try to stay as informed as we can. CNN can help, it is a service of CNN, Fortune and Money magazines. Here you can get business, financial and personal finance news. Link in and get informed.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Locally Grown Food

The best organic food is what's grown closest to you. Use today's website to find farmers' markets, family farms, and other sources of sustainably grown food in your area, where you can buy produce, grass-fed meats, and many other goodies. Link on and find fresh, delicious, local food - YUM!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Stimulus Projects

This is an interesting site that shows a list of "shovel-ready" projects in cities around the country that the mayors would like to see funded with stimulus dollars. The list comes from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. You can search by state/city, keyword or program type. There is a video tour to help with the site and you can vote on the proposed projects and leave comments too. Fun and interesting to see.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Fat Tuesday

Its time for Mardi Gras, but do you know how these traditions started. Link on to today's site and learn more...

OK so now you know the history of Mardi Gras and we all know about New Orleans and Fat Tuesday, but do you know about Paczkis? Link on this YouTube Video and learn more and if you are lucky maybe you can enjoy a Paczki today.
Paczki Day 2008

And the Oscar goes to....

The 81st Academy Awards just ended, congratulations to all the winners (of course it's an honor just to be nominated). Today's site is a great resource to find information about all things Oscar, past winners, who was nominated, etc. If you are a movie lover than link on and start searching...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Learn How to Clean Anything

Spring cleaning is just around the corner, so today's site will be helpful to all. It is the online authority for FREE cleaning related information. Great articles and tips. Get out your cleaning supplies and make your home sparkle.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Learn the Lyrics to All Your Favorite Songs

Do you know the words to your favorite songs? Are you unsure of some of the words? Search by song title or artist. BONUS - many of the lyrics have YouTube videos of the song posted. So, link on to today's site and get ready to sing along.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

National Geographic

I'm sure you've seen the National Geographic Magazine, but have you ever visited their web site? Great pictures, videos, news, and please be sure to check out their Green Guide. I know you'll find this site interesting, entertaining and educational, so link on over to....

Learn A Language? For FREE?

Interested in learning a language? Check out today's site. Most of the resources listed here are FREE, though some are commercial. Lessons, Podcasts, Courses, Audio, Video, Articles, Study, Learn, Teach, Translation, Rocket Languages and Rosetta Stone Reviews. If you want to learn a language then link here...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

All Things Amish

It all started when I began furnishing my house and I acquired one piece of Amish furniture. This led to trips to Lancaster, PA , and now I'm planning trips to Ohio and Indiana 'Amish country'. If you too have an interest in things Amish then click on today's link and see America's first website devoted to Amish Country information, Amish made products and tourism services. Here you'll learn about the Amish people and history, the Amish culture, and its best-known icon, the horse-drawn Amish buggy. Browse online stores featuring handcrafted Amish quilts, Amish furniture, dolls and other crafts. Sample Amish foods and recipes. Better yet, plan your visit to Amish Country here. See Amish farmers working their fields, savor the aroma of home-cooked Amish noodles, and relax to the clip-clop sounds of a bygone era. You'll find it all here...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

President's Day

Since yesterday was President's Day here is a site with all kinds of presidential information and even videos to watch. The site is to complement C-SPAN's 20th Anniversary Television Series, American Presidents: Life Portraits. From George Washington to Barack Obama, link in and learn about the men who have led our nation.

Monday, February 16, 2009

$$$ Info

The site tells us it is comprehensive. objective and FREE. What you'll find on the site is news, tips and advice to compare mortgage rates, home equity loans, CDs, car loans, credit cards and money market accounts. Great site in good times and bad to give you what you need to know to make the most of your money. Link in and make your $$$ grow.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Figure Skating Fans

If you are a figure skating fan, then you should like today's link.
Lots of skating news (did you know Michelle Kwan was at the Grammys?), some interesting videos, skating club directory, and numerous skating related links. So, lace up your skates and link on over to Lifeskate.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Recipes Anyone?

If you like to cook or bake then you will enjoy today's site. There is something for everyone - Budget Cooking, Recipe Exchange, Healthy Cooking, Kid Friendly, Quick and Easy and How-To-Videos. It really is 'All Recipes', so, put on your apron and get cooking at....
A particularly useful page on the site is Common Substitutions, sure comes in handy when you don't have all the right ingredients.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Unofficial FDNY

Everybody loves the firefighter - he saves your house and the cat in the tree. So, why not check out the "Unofficial Home Page of FDNY". Lots of fire department related links and all things FDNY. Whether you're a 'buff' or just curious, link to....
Never forget our heroes!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Local Coupons

If you like to save money, and if you use coupons to do so, then you will like Valpak. Link to their site and using your zip code, see coupons for local businesses that you can print out. My favorites are for local restaurants. They also have contests to enter.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Richard Schooping

Richard is a great friend and neighbor to me and my family. With all the adversity he has been through, he amazes me with his energy, positive outlook and optimism. Richard also has a beautiful singing voice, one of the best. Don't take my word for it, link to his site and listen for yourself.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Press ??? to Talk to a Live Person

If you are tired of phone menus that never get you to a live person then link to one of these 2 sites.
This site is a list of companies with the info telling you how to get to their 'human customer service'.
This site is a little more in depth with caller tips, a 'great customer service' club and even more company listings that you search by industry or name.
Link it, so you can talk to a real person.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Missing Money?

This is a database of governmental unclaimed property records where you can search for forgotten and lost money that is being held by the States. Common types of unclaimed property include: bank accounts and safe deposit box contents , stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and dividends, uncashed checks and wages, insurance policies, CD's, trust funds, utility deposits, escrow accounts. Searches are free, so link on over and see if you are missing money.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Charity Check Up

Everyone wants to be smart with their money and that includes when donating to charity. This site evaluates over 5,000 charities. The site says, "Find a Charity You Can Trust", so click on the link and see how your favorite charity rates.

Ellis Island

Did your ancestors come through Ellis Island? Or maybe you're just interested in history. Either way you'll find this site of interest. Search the passenger records and view the passenger record, ship manifest or view an image of the ship. You may also purchase copies of these documents. There is also genealogy information and of course information about Ellis Island including pictures. So, if you can't get to Ellis Island to visit, do the next best thing - link it!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Collectibles Anyone?

If you are interested in antiques or collectibles, then this site might interest you. Ralph and Terry Kovel are well known experts in the field, having written over 100 books on the subject including, "Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price List," which has sold over 4 million copies since its first edition. Check out the FREE Resources and sign up for the FREE weekly eZine.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Think Spring!!!!!!

OK, so I'm a couple of days late with this site since Monday was Goundhog Day. This is the official site of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club where you can click on the video or get facts about Groundhog Day among other things. Oh yes, Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter (yuck!).
Bonus link of an article "Is Punxsutawney Phil responding to global warming? "

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Pet Info

Here is a site I stumbled on today. I had to look something up about my cat and found the information I needed on this site. Good articles on cats and dogs and easy to search for information. If you have a cat or dog this is a good site to know about. They even have pet videos, which are always fun to watch and share.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What are You Looking For?

Whatever it is you'll find it here. "Refdesk is free and family friendly. The site is the single best source for facts on the Net; a one-stop site for all things Internet: news, weather, sports, reference, encyclopedia, facts on file, dictionaries and encyclopedias, tutorials, search engines, Windows Operating Systems Resources, free stuff, games and much more.
The site has 20,000+ quality links. Named by Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine, 'Best Reference Directory for 2001 and 2002.' Named by PC Magazine, '2003: Top 100 Web Sites.' Selected by PC World Magazine, '2003: Best Research and Advice on the Web.' Forbes Magazine names Refdesk '2003: Best Reference Sites.' PC World Magazine names Refdesk '2004: Best Reference and News Resource.'
Gen. Colin Powell picked refdesk as his
'favorite web site.'
Add this one to your Favorites/Bookmarks, you can even make it your Home Page. Guaranteed you'll return to this site again and again.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Hometown Data

Get detailed profiles of any city, county or zip code. All kinds of data, stats, maps, photos... Find out about where you live, want to live or places you are just curious about. Look through the 'Top 101 City' lists with rankings in hundreds of categories. Also, check out the City-Data forums and learn even more. Think you know all about your hometown? Guess again.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Help Save the Earth

If you care about the earth (it is your home after all) and want to know what you can do (who wants to live in a landfill), then this is a good site to visit. Lots of useful, easy to understand information. Sign up for their weekly email newsletter on going green, I guarantee you will learn something. So, if you want to learn to Reduce-Reuse-Recycle then click...