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CALCULATORS
Conversion Calculators Page Java applets that will perform distance, weight, volume and temperature conversions. Also has loans calculator and a regular "pocket" calculator.
International Salary Calculator Compare the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. and international cities!
Roman Numbers from Arabic Numbers Calculator Also has interesting and informative background on the Roman numerals system.
DICTIONARY AND ENCYCLOPEDIA AND ALMANAC SITES
Fact Monster This is a wonderful source of reference data and trivia. Educational while still being fun. They have a great math section too.
Encyclopedia.com More than 17,000 articles from The Concise Columbia Encyclopedia with cross-references and links to related web sites
InfoPlease.com Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Almanac.
Internet Move Database Exhaustive source of movie information with reviews, plot descriptions and cast information. It also includes TV shows.
Oxymora Extensive list of oxymora (aka oxymorons).
Phrase Derivations Discussion Forum Forum for discussion of the derivation of English phrases.
Richard Lederer's Language Sites on the Internet Page Recommended!
UrbanDictionary.com Online dictionary of street slang, contemporary swear-words and colloquial insults. Very cool!
yourDictionary.com Links to over 800 Dictionaries in 150 languages with a Quick Look-up using Merriam-Webster's Collegiate(R) Dictionary, Tenth Edition.
GOVERNMENT AND LEGAL INFORMATION
Bankrate.com's Tax Help Page Great Resource for U.S. Taxpayers... so you can hopefully pay LESS taxes.
Congressional E-Mail Directory - Also has congressional web sites listed.
FindLaw Great site with lots of free legal information and resources.
Lawyer's Guide To The United States
Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Locator Need a lawyer??
Rominger Legal Great starting point for information pertaining to laws and legal information.
SpeakOut.com Site where you can voice your views both to your fellow netizens and tell politicians, political parties, corporations, marketers and special interest groups how you feel and why.
U.S. Business Advisor One-stop access to federal government information, services, and transactions.
U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library
"HOW TO" SITES
eHow Get step-by-step instructions on how to do just about anything.
Learn2.com, the ability utility Advice and tutorials on how to tie a necktie, change a tire, defrost a refrigerator, and lots more. Really cool!
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LANGUAGE TRANSLATORS
AltaVista Translations Lets you translate plain text or web pages from/into English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. While far from perfect, it is helpful when you want to read a web page written in a foreign language.
Systran Translator Translate's text and web pages between English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese.
LOCATE PEOPLE
Flip's Search Resources Providing search resources for locating people. LOTS of links!!!
Internet Spy Extensive list of links to online resources for finding information about people and businesses.
KnowX.com Real-time access to billions of public records.
PublicData.Com Searches available at this site include Drivers License databases, Motor Vehicle databases, Sex Offender databases, Voter databases, and Criminal Databases.
Telephone Directories On The Web Complete index of online phone books, with links to Yellow Pages, White Pages, Business Directories, Email Addresses and Fax Listings from around the globe.
MAP SERVICES
Mapblast.com Online Maps and driving directions!
Maps.com Same type of service as at Mapblast.com.
MapQuest! Yet ANOTHER map and driving directions site.
REFERENCE DIRECTORIES
Australian National University Social Science Guides & Query Systems Register Links to lots of reference material.
Docusearch.com's links to 300 free online databases and valuable resources
refdesk.com Links to lots of reference material here.
Research-It! Links to Dictionaries, Language Translators, Telephone Directories, Zip Code Directories, CIA Factbook, Maps and more.
Spire Project A great subject guide for information with extremely detailed research guidance. Find books, articles, theses, patents and much more!
URBAN LEGENDS INFO
Snopes Urban Legends Reference Pages Reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, misinformation and (in some cases) true stories.
VARIOUS
About.com's Urban Legends and Folklore Page Is that story you heard true or false? This is also a good source for researching net hoaxes.
Chess is Fun Learn how to play chess with these FREE chess lessons. After you've learned the basics, you can test your skills by playing chess online against J-Chess!
Earth Calendar A "daybook of holidays and celebrations around the world."
Great American Speeches PBS site which provides access to an archive of 80 years of American political oratory in audio, video and text with background information about the circumstances behind the speeches.
Hoaxbusters Check out those suspicious e-mail warnings and find out if the things they say are true.
Joey Green's WackyUses.com Learn about the history and strange uses for well-known consumer products.
Math2.org Looking for help with math? This is the site for you!
Mind Surf with the Skeptic Information, opinion and links about paranormal, cults, religion, secret societies, etc.
The National Address Server Get the ZIP+4 code for any U.S. address and you can also retrieve a Postscript or a GIF file of the address for printing, with a barcode! If you wish, you can also view a street map of the address from 2 different Internet map sites (MapBlast and MapQuest).
NetLibrary.com Claims to have the world's largest collection of public domain eBooks (available free-of-charge to registered netLibrary members).
Semaphore's Free Internet Resources Try out their National Address Browser, Free credit card software, "Where Did They Move To?" and database "Duplicate Detection Software.
The Straight Dope - Among the questions tackled: Why are there no seat belts on school buses? Why do we feel both hot and cold when we're sick? Did the Celts burn human sacrifices in a huge "wicker man"? How can they format a movie to fit my TV screen? How do they know what size my TV is? We know air bags can kill people; do they actually save anybody? What happens during cremation? Why is white meat white and dark meat dark?
Useless Information - Stuff You Never Needed To Know But Your Life Would Be Incomplete Without Couldn't put it better myself!
U.S. Naval Observatory Master Clock
Vmyths.com See whether e-mail about virii, legislation, etc. is true or false.
World Sexual Records Every sexual record you'd ever (never?) want to know.
World's Greatest Speeches

HEALTH & SCIENCE

Hair Care
Derek's Hair Care & Hair Color Page - Formerly my Henna Hair Page, provides information about hair care and hair coloring and some information about Sodium Laurel Sulfate and Sodium Fluoride.

Skin Care
Derm DX - Extensive information about skin care and conditions with lots of photos and videos to illustrate.
Dr. Rebekah Wang-Cheng, MD talks about Lipomas.

Other Science & Health Information Sites

Alternatives to Medicine Dr. Bruce Hedendal's weekly Real Audio radio show with information about treating illness without drugs or surgery and the latest news in health and nutrition.
American Board of Medical Specialties® The ABMS is an organization of ABMS Approved medical specialty boards. The mission of the ABMS is to maintain and improve the quality of medical care by assisting the Member Boards in their efforts to develop and utilize professional and educational standards for the evaluation and certification of physician specialists. The intent of the certification of physicians is to provide assurance to the public that a physician specialist certified by a Member Board of the ABMS has successfully completed an approved educational program and evaluation process which includes an examination designed to assess the knowledge, skills, and experience required to provide quality patient care in that specialty.
Associated Press - Science News Science news from the Associated Press.
AstroWeb Links (most verified 3 times a day) to astronomy-related information available on the Internet.
ASVC International AVSC International is one of the largest nonprofit organizations dedicated to making reproductive health care accessible to women and men around the world. For example, they have information no-scalpel vasectomies which require no incision or stitches.
BBC Sci/Tech News Science and technology news from the BBC.
Blonz Guide Great Nutrition, Food & Health Resources site run by Ed Blonz, Ph.D.
California EPA SWRCB Page California State Water Resources Control Board's Home Page
CHEC The Children's Health Environmental Coalition (CHEC) is a grassroots organization dedicated to educating and organizing parents and grassroots groups around the need to protect our children from the threat of environmental toxins.
Cosmetic Surgery FYI Offers information on plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, facelift, and rhinoplasty, as well as a directory of nationally recognized cosmetic surgeons.
Discovery Channel Online Lots of interesting information.
Doctor's Guide to the Internet Doctor's Guide to the Internet by P\S\L Consulting Group Inc. is designed to provide "the information and information services most likely to help promote the informed and appropriate use of medicines by health care professionals and organisations as well as by the people to whom they are prescribed."
Dr.Eddy's Clinic Integrated Medical Clinic & Ayurveda School- is a unique healthcare facility, combining the strengths and knowledge of both traditional western and alternative medicine in a holistic manner.
Dr. Michio Kaku's Page Dr. Michio Kaku is an internationally recognized authority in theoretical physics.
Environmental Working Group Lots of valuable information about pollution, pesticides and other environmental issues.
ERSys - Earth Resource System Looking to relocate, pick a new commercial site or just curious about the city your traveling to? Using maps, charts, reports, and relevant links, Ersys covers over 1,300 U.S. cities with detailed information on demographics, environmental factors, economic indicators, housing stats, media (newspaper, television, and radio), schools, transportation, local contacts, and much more!
The Exploratorium The Exploratorium is "a museum of science, art, and human perception" located in San Francisco, California. The Exploratorium's Web site is an extension of the experiences on the museum's floor. Included in the site are thousands of web pages and hundreds of sound and video files, exploring hundreds of different topics. The site features many interactive "Online Exhibits" such as the "Fastball Reaction Time" exhibit in the Science of Baseball section where you can see if you have quick enough reactions to hit a 90 mile per hour fastball.
Food News Produced by The Environmental Working Group, This site provides information on toxic chemicals in your food.
Global Warming: Focus on the Future Learn about Global Warming and it's ramifications.
Go Ask Alice! Get answers to your questions about health, nutrition, drugs, sexuality and more from Columbia University's Health Education Program.
Greenpeace International Keep up with issues facing the environment here.
HealthAtoZ Developed by health care professionals, this site provides health and medical information and includes a directory of more than 50,000 professionally-reviewed Internet resources, supportive online communities, and the HealthAtoZ Calendar.
Healthfinder Covers more than 1,000 topics with links to government and non-profit sites whose content has been screen for quality. Operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Healthtouch® Online Information about health and medicine.
HealthWell.com Natural health information.
The Henna Page All about Henna.
Holistic Medicine Web Page Holistic medicine and alternative medicine information.
Hubble Space Telescope Has some great pictures!
ILPI's MSDS Page A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) explains the proper procedures for handling or working with a substance and includes physical data, toxicity, health effects, first aid and reactivity. This page has links to several MSDS resources. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
The BigHub.com's Health Page You can search a lot of health information sources from here!
Internet Safety Resources Page Contains a listing of over 2,000 health and safety Internet based resources.
The King’s Fund British charity's site with lots of health news and information.
Lupus Foundation of America All the latest information about lupus.
Medem Medical site sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, and American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Medical Matrix Links to a huge number of medical databases.
Medscape Has a large collection of peer-reviewed clinical medicine articles, a discussion forum, drug database and much more!
Medical World Search Search full text nearly 100,000 Web pages from thousands of medical sites!
Microsoft TerraServer See what your neighborhood looks like from outer space with this huge database (larger than any other database on the Internet) of aerial photographs and satellite images.
NASA Homepage  
National Institutes of Health  
National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation All about flesh-eating bacteria. The pronunciation is neck-row-tize-ing fash-e-i-tis, and it means decaying skin.
NetWellness The medical centers at Case Western Reserve University and Ohio State University collaborate with the University of Cincinnati to provide the most current and accurate health information. Features "Ask an Expert" where health professionals answer your questions.
New England Journal of Medicine Medical research information.
NLM's Internet Grateful Med National Library of Medicine's Page Lets you search several medical related databases for information! You can click HERE for descriptions of each database.
North Carolina Pfiesteria Information Page What's the hysteria about Pfiesteria? Check and see!
Open Season Reading Room Interesting health and nutrition information.
Planetary Studies Foundation  
Plastic Surgery Information Service The official web site of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS).
SciCentral Portal to online science resources and breaking research news.
ScienceDaily A free, advertising-supported online magazine that brings you breaking news about the latest discoveries and hottest research projects in everything from astrophysics to zoology. The articles are actually news releases submitted by leading universities and other research organizations around the world. Each news release is posted in its original form, with a contact name and link to the organization's home page.
Scorecard Enter your zip code to find out what pollutants are being released in your area and who's doing it!
Sightings Alternative Health Page Interesting stuff.
Sky and Telescope Magazine Great astronomy site with fasinating articles and helpful tips for amateur astronomers.
U.S. Geological Survey Latest Earthquake Information What's shaking??

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