The Most Useful Websites

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The Most Useful Websites

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When it comes to practical knowledge, the Web is hard to beat.  There is just so much useful information available!  In particular, these next websites deliver practical and accurate information quickly so that you can make a purchasing decision, wage an argument, or improve your home life within minutes! 

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#11) Fact-Check Those Outlandish Claims You Hear!

Fact-check those myths and rumors before you embarrass yourself!
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Don't be fooled by that Facebook post of a deep-fried rat in your chicken!  Disbelieve that outlandish web page that claims it can cure your cancer with grape juice! Be suspicious of that harsh claim about that presidential candidate! There are multiple trusted resources online that research media lies and debunk online scams, frauds, and urban legends.

Snopes, OpenSecrets, FactCheck, Politifact, and Hoax Slayer are resouces you can use to verify claims before you embarrass yourself!

Visit the fact-checker sites here

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#10) Lifehacker

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Lifehacker is an online community dedicated to 21st Century thinking people. The idea behind 'hacking your life' is about solving daily problems and tinkering with your own mind and personal skills so that your life improves.  

Give a better public speech. Improve your campsite cooking abilities. Build your self confidence in dealing with people.  There is so much motivating information at Lifehacker!

Visit Lifehacker here:
http://www.lifehacker.com

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#9) BBC News

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As much as American news gives us the most drama and the most compelling imagery, it is not the most objective point of view. Of the many different international news choices available today, the British Broadcasting Corporation has earned the title of the most objective and the most expansive journalism and international reporting. If you want to see more than one point of view of the ISIS conflict, the spread of Ebola, the Kyoto Protocol, and the Real Space Race, then the BBC is your news site.

Visit the BBC here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/

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#8) How Stuff Works.

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This web site is a tremendous source of learning. See how fire extinguishers and tasers work. Learn how a hurricane really forms. See how a Mazda rotary engine functions, and how bulletproof armor deflects bullets. I wish I had real-life teachers that were as clear, visual, and vivid as this website!

Visit the site here:
http://www.howstuffworks.com/

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#7) Homefair: Resources for Moving, Career, and Raising Your Family.

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Are you thinking about renting or buying your next house? Should you move to Nevada or Ontario? Is your daughter's university town a safe city to live in? How much should you be earning for your current level of education and experience?

Homefair.com answers all of these questions and more. A very useful combination of research tables, statistical trends, and international surveys to help you plan your next big step in life.

Visit the site here: http://www.homefair.com

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#6) 'Which Date Works' Meeting and Event Date Chooser

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Need to find an evening when you soccer club can meet for a barbecue? Looking to organize a surprise party or a night out with your friends?  Whichdateworks.com removes so many headaches and saves you so many phone calls!


Start your event planning here: http://whichdateworks.com

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#5) Evernote Synchronized Online Planning Tool

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Evernote is a free online office space that synchronizes with your multiple devices and your desktop computers.  In the same way you would use a scribbler or notebook to capture ideas, phone numbers, questions, notes, and action items, Evernote lets you do all of this online without using a single piece of paper!

Visit Evernote here: https://evernote.com/​


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#4) Epinions: Consumer Reviews by Regular People.

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Epinions.com is really helpful in making a consumer decision on a product. This is the smartest and easiest way to do your shopping homework on your next digital camera, your next LCD TV, your next MP3 player, your next dog food purchase, your next car and your next washing machine investment.

Real people making real comments on real purchases. This is a truly valuable resource for the smart consumer.

Visit the site here: http://www.epinions.com/

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#3) TinEye Reverse Image Search

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At least as good as Google Image Search, TinEye is here to help you answer questions.  Want to know what country is in that photo?  Unsure who that famous actor is in that picture?  Or perhaps you want to see if anyone is illegally using your own photography online?

TinEye will take your uploaded photo, or a URL you give it, and search the Web for where that photo occurs.  If you ever need this tool, you're going to love this tool!


Visit TinEye here: https://www.tineye.com/

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#2) Google News

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Although Google News is not arranged by community recommendations nor by editorial suggestion, it does plug you into over 4500 news sources.

Amazing breadth and depth of choice here, folks. Search by celebrity name, current event, topic, or by region... you're bound to find nearly all the news you'll ever want here.

Visit Google News here: http://news.google.com/

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#1) Vox

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Vox is not just a news site.  It is a brilliant looking glass to examine the world.  Using explanatory 'cardstacks' that present information as lego building blocks, it is possible to spend an hour at Vox and quadruple your understanding of the Middle East, the possible seceding of  Texas, and why flight MH 370 is still a mystery.

The writing at Vox is very 'honorable', as it challenges people's beliefs and nudges the to think beyond their own emotions. In many ways, Vox embodies the deepest spirit of democracy:  the collision of different points of view that result in a greater appreciation for the people and the world around us.

Visit Vox.com here