“From the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, this site provides resources for dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Events that might cause PTSD include rape, physical abuse, an airplane or car crash, war or others. For most people, PTSD starts about three months after the event. However, sometimes signs of PTSD show up years later. PTSD can happen to anyone, even children.”
“The Energy Information Administration, created by Congress in 1977, is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. Our mission is to provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. The official energy statistics from the U.S. Government.”
These guys have what it takes to set the record straight.
We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit, ‘consumer advocate’ for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We 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. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.”
Since I brought the issue of food and eating right, you might want to add this site to your lists of food related stuff.
“Search our dictionary of more than 4,000 food terms and you’ll never have to eat your words. Just type the word or phrase you’re looking for in the box above and select the “Go” button. If you’re unsure of a term’s correct spelling, just type in the first few letters.”
I just found out the Scotch makes removable Magic Tape. The stuff works great for taping thing that you know will have to be removed in a day or two. Much easier that use any type of glue or some form of Post IT notes to hold stuff.
tape? Yeah, Scotch makes that stuff too. All this was gleamed from my cruising the web site of Scotch Tape.
Last posting I told you about a cool tool from Swiss Tech called 8 in 1 tool. Continuing will small handy tools, take a look at “Doc Allen’s Versa Tool”. Quote from the web site, “This little gem is the handiest, most compact torque tool we’ve ever used. Invented by an outdoorsman who got tired of carrying multiple screwdrivers, Allen-wrenches and sockets with him, the VersaTool has a palm-sized swivel handle that functions like a screwdriver, T-wrench or high-torque wrench.”
While I am at work I like to listen to music but I don’t have any access to a server or large free space to store MP3 files. So I listen to streaming music from online radio stations. Depending on your preference for music, there may be many or just a few stations that broadcast your particular genre. So just go to iheard.com and search for a station that you might enjoy. Currently in beta, but the results are quite good. Check them out.
Most of us have either traveled by commercial airline of stopped at an airport to pick up a friend, family member, or business partner. Wouldn’t it be great if you knew if there were a delay in the flight they were on in real time? How about getting instant text message updates on the flight status as you are traveling to the airport? Now you can. I use flightstat.com and I am sure there are others that perform this function, but this has many other options, and air traffic information. Put this site in your bookmarks.
I hope you have been using the new Firefox 3.0. It was released last week. So far it seems to work just fine. I have found some changes that I don’t like but they can be modified so in all, well worth the upgrade if you haven’t done so already.
I know most of you use Google to do your Internet searching, but is it you home page? What about Yahoo? I use Google and Yahoo both. Some searches give better results in Yahoo. Experiment yourself. I still prefer Yahoo generally. Oh, there are a few things that Yahoo can do the Google can’t. Check out this web page to find out.
His week’s newsletter is all about cool tools, handy helps, great products, etc.
This stuff will patch just about everything. It can patch drywall, wood, even metal on both interior and exterior surfaces. Just a light sand, bit of paint and things are good as new. It works as it is advertised and makes a good addition to you fixit stuff.
Usually when something breaks or needs tightening, adjusting, etc you are not at home or don’t have your tools with you. So what do you do?
By a Swiss Tech micro-plus 8 in 1 tool and put it on your key chain. 80% of quick or emergency repairs can be performed with this hand little tool. If you don’t need one I am sure, you know someone that does. It makes a great inexpensive practical gift too.
Sticker Shield is a static adhesion sheet that surrounds a decal or sticker, making it easily removable and transferable from one surface to another. Sticker Shield allows you to avoid the hassle altogether and preserves the sticker for re-use. The sheets are 4×6-inches, so if you’re using smaller decals, you just cut down the sheet and save the other half for another sticker.
Have you wanted to export your I-tunes play list so someone else can use it? Or how about just making a backup? iTunes Export provides a simple command line application that can be used to generate playlists, a Graphical UI that provides a wizard interface to exporting playlists, or a DLL that can be used by other developers to add the ability to read iTunes Music Library XML files to other applications. Read more about this great little application here.
Information archives are a great resource if you know where they are and how to find them. The following is a list of some good information archives that might come in handy on you next information search.
“The Rosetta Project is an ambitious archival project, aiming to build a “publicly accessible online archive of ALL documented human languages.”
For newsy items, you’ll want to check out Google News Archives, an easy way to browse past copies of newspapers, journals and news magazines. In addition, Wikipedia has compiled a long list of online newspaper archives.
The Rockefeller Archives is a seriously huge online resource; literally hundreds of thousands of documents are available here for viewing in at least six different archival collections.” (from Lifehacker)
You found a phone number on a piece of paper, scribbled on a book page, on your notepad but don’t know who it belongs to. So how do you find out? Cruise over to this web site, put the number in and presto, you have the name and address. Sorry it does not work for cell phones.
Well after a nice holiday week end off, its backs to business and the newsletter.
If you are looking for plant information this is a good source to check out. From their home page….You may use Plant Information Online to discover sources in 980 North American nurseries for 104135 plants, find 361073 citations to 137306 plants in science and garden literature, link to selected websites for images and regional information about 12225 plants, and access information on 2330 North American seed and nursery firms. Plant Information Online is a free service of the University of Minnesota Libraries.
If you need to go shopping for a used vehicle in the future you need to be prepared with all the facts you can get. Two good places to start or the NADA price guide and Kelley Blue book. Both have pricing for cars, trucks and motorcycles, plus if you want to dig an lot of good information on what to look for in a used vehicle.
http://www.kbb.com/ Kelley Blue Book
http://www.nada.com/ NADA Price Guide
How many times do you hear from someone “So you want to do…” Ok, so you want to do what? I want to learn how to fix something, do something, learn something, etc. If you fit in this category check out this web site.
The following is a quote from the front page of their web site. Actually, they are probably right.
Online since 1997, SearchSystems.net continues to be by far the best resource of business information, corporate filings, property records, deeds, mortgages, criminal and civil court filings, inmates, offenders, births, deaths, marriages, unclaimed property, professional licenses, and much more.”
I was going to put a link here on how a recession works and what defines a recession. Then I though a little bit and decided it isn’t necessary. Since we are in a recession we all know how a recession works. Money is tight, jobs are hard to get, prices on everything you need is higher this week than the week before, and I could go on but it is not necessary. What we really need is a site that tells else how to cope with a recession. Well this web site has some good ideas but I am sure there are more.