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- 100 years of New York City
Various articles offer a glimpse into the past 100 years of New York City -- a decade at a time. Prepared by the staff at The New York Times, photos from The Times archives, headline
clippings from archive copies of The Times, and essays by noted authors and Times staff writers.
- A Backyard Wildlife Habitat
Lists ways to create a habitat in your backyard to attract birds and other wildlife.
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- American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Volunteer Opportunities
- Assistance Dogs
Assistance Dogs International, Inc., is a coalition of not-for-profit organizations that train and place assistance dogs. Site contains information about legal rights, public access testing, hearing/social/guide/service dogs, links to local assistance organizations, and training standards.
- Assistance For Children Of Aging Parents
Children of Aging Parents is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to assist the nation's nearly 54 million caregivers of the elderly/chronically ill with reliable information, referrals, and support.
This is a Google Custom Search that is basically Google's basic search, but done in all black to save energy. You get the same results as you do in Google, except without the sub results (the page within a page results). The homepage notes how many watt hours users have saved by using it.
- CDC (Spanish Language Version)
This site is the Centers for Disease Control and Protection's attempt to become more available to the Spanish-speaking population.
- Donations To Developing Nations
Website listing more than 80 programs in more than 30 countries that are begging for books.
- FDA Recalls
This list includes the most significant product actions of the last 60 days, based on the extent of distribution and the degree of health risk. The recalls on the list are mainly Class I. A record of all recalls can be found in the FDA Enforcement Report.
- Federal Recalls
Six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create this site. Site provides the latest recall information, ways to report a dangerous product, and ways to learn important safety tips.
- Financial Aid Calculator For Students
The Loan Payment Calculator computes an estimate of the size of monthly loan payments and the annual salary required to manage them. This calculator can be used with federal education loans (Stafford, Perkins and PLUS) and most private education loans. Website also includes financial aid applications, scholarship information, descriptions, and contact information for various student loan programs, as well as tips on saving for college expenses.
- Galaxy's Internet librarians
Learn more about alternative fuels, turbo-diesel conversion and follow Justin and Skip on their cross country trip in a van powered by vegetable oil.
Search GuideStar's database of more than 850,000 IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations for basic information about a charitable organization.
- International Stress Management Association
This website provides detailed information on stress, and detailed, practical suggestions for handling it.
- International Year of Volunteers
The United Nations General Assembly designates 2001as the International Year of Volunteers.
- Internet Safety Organization
Site dedicated to helping keep the Internet safe for children and everyone.
- Is This Link Down?
This useful site allows you to check links, to see if they are down for everyone or just me.
ISBNspy allows you find a book's real-time price, book's rating, some reviews, etc. on Amazon.com, by using the ISBN on the back cover of the book with your mobile phone.
- Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. (LVA)
- LitMinds (Human)
LitMinds is a community of people who are enthusiastic about reading, sharing their book endeavors with others, connecting with authors and independent booksellers, and participating in literary events and activities. Through their website, blog, and community-based events and activities, LitMinds is constantly discovering new ways to celebrate reading and enrich the reading experience.
Litsum has more free literature summaries than any other site. The literature study guides include full chapter summaries and analysis, topics for discussion, quotes, style, themes, and character analysis. Site contains advertising.
- Map Quest
- Medical References For Non-Medical Librarians
This site collates web resources for non-medical librarians, patients, etc.
- Mortgage Calculators
Thinking about refinancing. These handy calculators help take some of the guess work out of it.
- NASA TV
NASA TV provides live coverage of missions and other agency events as well as resources for news media, educators and students, and the general public.
- National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS)
The national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.
- National Charities Information Bureau (NCIB)
Ratings for charitable organizations. A source for people who want to make charitable contributions (holidays or not).
- Nova Online
- Olympic Games
Official website of the Olympic movement.
- Olympic Television Coverage
This NBC television network site provides complete coverage (news, schedules, results, etc.) of the upcoming 2008 Olympic Games.
- PBS Teachers Site
This site includes resources, services, and professional development tools for teachers/parents of all grade levels. Just pick a grade and a topic. Site also includes headlines, blogs, etc.
- PDF Converter
This service enables you to convert Microsoft Word documents (.doc) into Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) documents. You can also convert Powerpoint and Excel files to PDF. Powerpoint files can also be converted to Flash. This service is free.
- Popular Baby Names
This site, maintained by the Office of the Chief Actuary of the U.S. Social Security Administration, lists the most popular names given to babies in the U.S. as actually registered with the SSA. Users can go back as far back as 1880 to see what the popular names were that year. Users can also enter a name and see how popular it has been over time.
- Public Records Directory
Search Systems is the largest public record directory on the Internet. Site contains business information, corporate filings, offenders, inmates, criminal and civil court filings, vital records, property records, unclaimed property, professional licenses, etc. Browse by category or geographic location, or use the Public Record Locator to search for a type of public record in a specific area. Links to Free and Paid Services are clearly defined. Site does contain paid advertisements.
- Rinkworks' Computer Stupidities
A large collection of stories and anecdotes about clueless computer users. It's a baffling phenomenon that in today's society an individual, who might in other circumstances be considered smart and wise, can sit down in front of a computer screen and instantly lose every last shred of common sense he ever possessed.
- Spam Laws
A compilation of laws related to unsolicited bulk and commercial e-mail (spam). Covering laws in the United States, Europe and other countries.
- Statistical Computation
This is a user-friendly tool for performing statistical computations.
- Stop, You're Killing Me!
SYKM is a resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. They list nearly 2,200 authors, with chronological lists of their books (over 25,400 titles), both series and non-series.
- The Ancient Olympics
Compare ancient and modern Olympic sports, tour the site of Olympia as it looks today, learn about the context of the Games and the Olympic spirit, or read about the Olympic athletes who were famous in ancient times.
- The Castle Coalition
Run by the Institute for Justice, this site teaches home and small business owners how to protect themselves and stand up to governments and developers who seek to use eminent domain to take private property.
- The Cooperative Communication Skills Internet Resource Center
Provides resources (free and printable) for help in improving communication skills.
- The National Council of Nonprofit Associations
- The Nonprofit FAQ
The Nonprofit FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) is based on questions and answers about nonprofit organizations exchanged on the Internet since 1994.
- The Official US Time
Provides a map of the US and its territories showing what areas are in what time zone and the current time in each zone.
- The Old Farmer's Almanac
- The PDA Verticals Network
PDA professional resources.
- The Phrase Finder
This site has the meanings and origins of over 1,200 English sayings, phrases, and idioms. Whether you want to resolve a friendly argument over how a saying or phrase originated or whether you just enjoy words, you'll probably find something here to interest you. An active reader forum has more than 50,000 postings about sayings and phrases. Google ads on some secondary pages.
- The Salvation Army
- The Tree of Life
A project containing information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their history, and characteristics. The information is linked together in the form of the evolutionary tree that connects all organisms to each other.
Current local times from around the world by city.
- Timeanddate.com (abbreviations)
Commonly used time zone abbreviations
Knowing what to do when you see a tornado, or when you hear a tornado warning, can help protect you and your family. During a tornado, people face hazards from extremely high winds and risk being struck by flying and falling objects. After a tornado, the wreckage left behind poses additional injury risks. Although nothing can be done to prevent tornadoes, there are actions you can take for your health and safety.
- Tox Town
An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life. An interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances.
- Translation Website
Use this website to translate web pages or blocks of text into other languages. Languages include English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Russian. Most translation capability is to/from English.
- U.S. Department Of Labor
Bureau Of Labor Statistics
- U.S. Department Of Labor - Bureau Of Labor Statistics
Statistical information on veterinary technologists/technicians.
- U.S. Department Of Labor - Bureau Of Labor Statistics
Provides statistical information on occupational employment and wage estimates for veterinarians.
- United Parcel Service (UPS)
- US Olympic Committee
Learn more about the athletes and follow the results of the games.
- US Patent And Trademark Office
The US Patent And Trademark Office allows users to search for trademarked phrases and licensed patents. If you're considering using a tagline for your advertising, this is a good place to start, if you want to make sure it's not already licensed to another organization/business.
- US Postal Service ZIP Code Look-Up and Address Information
- Vegetarian Pages
- Veterinary Occupational Outlook Handbook
Find a volunteer opportunity for whatever you like doing or post a volunteer opportunity that you need people for.
- World Atlas
- Agility Dog Association of Australia
The ADAA was formed in 1994 to promote international standard agility to all dog owners and to encourage the public to involve their pets more in 'fun' activities. The ADAA also formulates rules and guidelines for the conduct of agility competitions. Agility tests are designed for the enjoyment of the handler, the dog, and for spectator appeal, within the constraints of safety.
- Alliance for Animals
- Animal Bytes
Scientific classification, facts, and biological information about many animals. Presented by Sea World/Busch Gardens.
- Animal Diversity Web
This site provides the taxonomic classification of vertebrates.
- Animal Legal Defense Fund
- Animal Rights Resource Page
- Canine Companions for Independence
What are the Males, Females, Babies, and Groups of Animals Called?
- Finding Your Lost Cat
- In Defense of Animals
- National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP)
Their research has introduced some interesting relinquishment statistics, shelter statistics, etc related to pet population.
- National Geographic
They have a webcam set up in their exhibit hall, and you can move it around in real time to look at the exhibit! It's fun, even with a slow machine. The people in the pictures are real and live, and they are more fun than the stuffed animals!
- National Geographic News
Exciting news in the insect world: For the first time in 87 years, researchers have discovered an insect that constitutes a new order of insects.
- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
- Space Coast Therapy Dogs
- Therapy Dogs International
- World Animal Net Directory
The world's largest database of animal protection societies
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