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608 Inventions, Inventors, Patents
610 Medicine, Alternative medicine, (Herbal medicine)
610.3 Medicine - Dictionaries, (Medical dictionaries), Medicine - Encyclopedias
610.6 Doctors without Borders (Association), Médecins sans frontières (Association), (MSF), EMAS Canada - Education, Medical Aid & Service, (Medical Assistants)
610.69 Physicians, (Doctors), (Medical profession), Surgeons, Women physicians
610.73 Nursing, (Nurses), (Registered Nurses), Nurse practitioners
611 Human anatomy
612 Human body
612.1 Blood, Blood groups, Blood pressure, Blood - Circulation, (Blood Transfusion)
613 Health, Hygiene, Preventive medicine, Children - Health and hygiene, Health counseling, (Children - Diseases), (Medical/Health resources)
613.2 Nutrition, Diet, Weight loss, Vitamins, Vegetarianism, Food - Cholesterol content, (Calories), (Carbohydrates), (Proteins), (Dietary fiber)
613.6 Personal safety
613.7 Exercise, Aerobics, Physical education, Physical fitness, Physical training, Weight lifting
613.85 Smoking, Smoking cessation programs, Tobacco habit, (Addiction to nicotine), (Quit smoking), (How to stop smoking), (Smoke ending programs)
614.841 Fire prevention, Fires - Safety measures
615 Drugs, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical chemistry, (Pharmaceuticals), (Drugs - Chemistry), (Prescription drugs)
615.85154 Music therapy
616 Diseases, (Illness), (Sickness), (Skin - Diseases)
616.02 First aid
616.12 Heart disease
616.2 Cold (Disease), (Common cold), Influenza, (Flu), Diseases of respiratory system
616.241 (COVID-19), (Coronavirus), Pneumonia, (Viral pneumonia)
616.522 Shingles (Disease), (Chickenpox)
616.6 Infertility, Human fertility, (Fertilization in vitro), (Childlessness), (Infertile couples)
616.8 Brain - Diseases, Alzheimer's disease, Cerebral palsy, Stroke, Mad Cow Disease
616.83 Tourette syndrome
616.85 Phobias, Neuroses, (Anxiety), (Fear)
616.9 Communicable diseases, (Black death), (Bubonic plague), Ebola, Marburg Haemorrhagic Fever, Plague, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Swine Influenza (Swine Flu), West Nile Virus, Zika Virus (ZIKV)
616.97 AIDS (Disease)
617.575 Overuse injuries, (Repetitive strain injury - RSI)
617.7 Vision, Vision disorders, Color blindness, Eyeglasses, Contact lenses
618.2 Pregnancy, Prenatal care, Childbirth
618.92 Children - Diseases, (Childhood diseases), (Medicine, Pediatric), (Pediatrics)
620.8 Human engineering, (Ergonomics), (Biomechanics)
621.48 Nuclear energy, Nuclear engineering, Nuclear power plants
621.8 Robotics, Cranes, derricks, etc., Hoisting machinery, Elevators, Escalators, (Lifts), (Automatron)
622 Coal mines and mining, Gold mines and mining, Mining engineering, (Mines and mineral resources)
623.8 Ships, Shipbuilding, Steamboats, (Cruise ships), (Ocean Travel)
623.88 Signals and signaling, (Maritime signal flags), (Semaphore flags)
624 Bridges, Civil engineering, (Suspension bridges), (Viaducts)
629.133 Airplanes, Airships, Balloons, (Aeroplanes), (Aircraft), (Aeronautics), (Flight), (Flying)
629.222 Automobiles, (Motor cars), (Passenger vehicles)
629.227 Bicycles, Minibikes, Motorcycles, (Motor cycles) . See also 796.6 Bicycle racing, Bicycle touring, Cycling, (Biking)
629.28 Automobile driver education, Automobile drivers, (Driver education), (Car driver education), Automobile parts, Automobiles - Fuel consumption, (Gas prices, Gasoline prices), Automobiles - Maintenance and repair, (Car maintenance), (Car repair)
629.454 Moon - Exploration, Space flight to the moon, (Luna expeditions), (Astronauts)
630 Agriculture, Agricultural engineering, Farms, (Farmers), (Farming), Farm life, Farm management, Farm produce, Family farms
633.1 Grain, (Rice), (Wheat), (Corn), (Barley)
634.9 Forest fires
635 Gardens, Gardening, Vegetable gardening, Organic gardening, Horticulture
635.9 Lawns, Turf management, Turfgrasses, Golf courses - Maintenance
636.088 Pets, Snakes as Pets, Pets - Names
636.7 Dogs, Dogs - Breeding, Dogs - Care, Dogs - Psychology, Dogs - Training, Guide dogs, (Puppies)
638 Bees, Beekeeping, Beehives, (Apiculture), (Bee hives), (Bee culture), (Bee housing)
640 Home economics, (Household tips), (Household hints), (Household management), (Household efficiency), (Home organization), (Home management), (Home security), (Home safety), (Decluttering)
640.73 Consumers, Consumer education, Product safety, Shopping, (Household supplies), (Buyers' guides), (Consumers' guides), (Shoppers' guides), (Purchasing)
641.3 Herbs, Spices, Cookery (Herbs)
641.5 Cooking, Outdoor cooking, (Recipes), Microwave cooking, (Food preparation), (Cook books), (Cookbooks), (Cookery), (Barbecue cooking)
641.8 Tea, Coffee, Beverages
643 Houses - Maintenance and repair, Electric household appliances, Electric apparatus and appliances, (Home repairs)
646.7 Cosmetics, (Makeup)
648 Cleaning, Bleaching, (House cleaning), (Stain removal)
648.7 Molds (Fungi) - Control
649 Parenting, Child care, Child rearing, Children and adults, Children's allowances
650 Business, (E-commerce), (eCommerce)
658 Time management, Management, (Multitasking)
658.3 Wages, (Salaries), (Compensation), (Income)
658.7 Marketing, Small business marketing, Success in business, (Business networking), (Social entrepreneurship)
658.8 Auctions, Chain stores, Department stores, Discount stores, (Online shopping), Shopping centers, Shopping malls, Marketing, Market research, Retail trade, (Merchandising), Direct selling, Telemarketing, Online bookstores
659.1 Advertising, Advertising - Newspapers, Advertising and children, Fashion models
660.6 Biotechnology, Cloning, Genetic Engineering
662.1 Fireworks, (Pyrotechnics)
672 Steel, Iron
686.2 Type and type founding, Printing, Printing - Specimens, Typesetting, Linotype, Lithography, Offset printing
690 Buildings, House construction, (Home renovation), (Home design), (General contractors)
Aerofiles - A Century of American Aviation. Web site is dedicated solely to the aviation history of North America and the airplanes that have graced our skies for 100 years.
Amazing Airshow video - Cameron Airshow 2014 Jukin Media Verified (Original). YouTube video, 4:28 min. Published on Jul 17, 2014.
The Avro Arrow: Canada's Broken Dream with television and radio clips from CBC Archives.
● CF-105 Avro Arrow. The CF-105 was a delta-winged, big, fast interceptor.
● Arrow Digital Archives.
● CF-105 Avro Arrow from Global Aircraft. Specifications, Achievements, Background, Photos.
● CF-105 Avro Arrow. The CF-105 Avro Arrow is part of Canada's national mythology, from Global Security. Includes Further Reading and Resources: CF-105 Avro Arrow Development, Technology, Demise, Specifications, Schematics, Pictures.
● Avro CF-105 Arrow Mk.1 Specifications from Wikipedia. "The Avro CF-105 Arrow first flew on March 25, 1958, following several years in development . . . By the time the Arrow program was terminated, five of the six completed prototypes had flown a total of 70.5 hours. During the test flights, the Arrow had flown at mach 1.96 and up to 50,000 feet, results that are still impressive by today's standard of fighter Aircraft design . . . Its last flight took place on 7 February 1959."
Balloon Race Around the World from PBS. Contents include: Take a Virtual Balloon Flight, Science of Ballooning: Hot Science: Density, Hot Science: Up, Up, and How Far Away? History of Ballooning, Atmosphere, Jet Stream, Resources, and more.
Chasing the Sun from PBS. Contents include: Timelines by decades: 1900-2000, Planes: Early Planes (Wright Flyer, Blériot XI, Spirit of St. Louis), Modern Airliners (Douglas DC-3, Pan Am Clipper, Constellation), Jet Age (DeHavilland Comet, Boeing 707, Concorde), Jumbo Jets (Boeing 747, Lockheed L1011, Airbus A380), Innovators: Pilots, Airplane Builders, Passengers, Inventors, Executives, Companies: Airlines (American, Eastern, Pan Am, TWA, United) and Manufacturers, plus Aviation Web Links.
Early Aviation.com. Collection of over 2000 documents on early days of aviation including letters, photographs, postcards, vintage prints and posters, paintings, books, advertized materials.
The History of Flight: The History of the Airplane. Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright - Inventors of the First Engined Airplane, links to Early History of Flight, Info on Airplane Technology: How Does an Airplane Fly, i.e. The Dynamics of Airplane Flight, Parts of an Airplane, plus other related information on: Jet Engines, Seaplanes, Flight Suits - Anti-Gravity Suits, Airports/Airlines - Luggage, Ejection Seats, Black Box/Flight Recorders, Helicopters, Rockets, and Parachutes.
Milestones of Flight from Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM). Gallery exhibits some of the major "firsts" in aviation and space history.
WASP on the Web. Site is dedicated to sharing the history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II, and shining a light on the inspirational stories of their lives before, during and after WWII. Includes Arcade, Gallery, Audio/Video, 1944 Records, Resources, and more.
World Wide Web Balloon Pages. Compiled by Joop de Wilde - The Netherlands.
CLICK HERE to view Interesting Licence Plates spotted in Ontario Canada. Interesting License Plates, Classic Cars and Vehicles.
10 Most Reliable Cars by Consumer Reports by Mark Matousek, 27 Oct 2018. Consumer Reports released its annual list of the 10 most reliable cars by analyzing survey responses on more than 500,000 vehicles.
1. Lexus GX. 2. Toyota Prius C. 3. Toyota Prius Prime. 4. Mazda MX-5 Miata. 5. Toyota Corolla. 6. Lexus NX. 7. Toyota Prius. 8. Honda Fit. 9. Kia Sedona. 10. Toyota Highlander.
● 10 Most Reliable Cars by Consumer Reports by Jason Siu, 20 Oct 2017. Based on data collected on 640,000 vehicles, Consumer Reports has released its Annual Reliability Survey, which studies 17 trouble areas to determine a Predicted Reliability Score for a vehicle.
1. Kia Niro. 2. Subaru BRZ / Toyota 86. 3. Lexus ES. 4. Lexus GS. 5. Audi Q3. 6. Toyota RAV4. 7. Lexus IS. 8. Toyota Prius v. 9. Toyota Prius c. 10. Infiniti Q70.
● 10 Most Reliable Cars by Consumer Reports, 24 Oct 2016. Consumer Reports' massive annual survey reveals the models that shine for reliability.
1. Toyota Prius. 2. Lexus CT 200h. 3. Infiniti Q70. 4.Audi Q3. 5. Lexus GX. 6. Lexus GS. 7. Mercedes-Benz GLC. 8. Chevrolet Cruze. 9. Audi Q7. 10. Toyota 4Runner.
● Top 10 Least Reliable Cars: 2018 Consumer Reports by Jason Siu Oct 29, 2018. 1. Ram 3500. 2. Tesla Model X. 3. Cadillac ATS. 4. Honda Clarity. 5. Chevrolet Traverse. 6. Kia Cadenza. 7. Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. 8. Buick Enclave. 9. Volkswagen Atlas. 10. Honda Odyssey.
● 10 Least Reliable Cars of 2017 by Consumer Reports. Posted by MyBroadband, South Africa, 24 Oct 2017. 1. Tesla Model X. 2. Cadillac Escalade. 3. Volvo XC90. 4. Ford Fiesta. 5. Ford Focus. 6. Fiat 500. 7. GMC Acadia. 8. Jaguar F-Pace. 9. Mercedes-Benz GLC. 10. Chevrolet Camaro.
● 10 Least Reliable Cars by Consumer Reports, 24 Oct 2016. Consumer Reports' annual survey exposes the models with the greatest risks of problems.
1. Fiat 500L. 2. Ford Fiesta. 3. Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon. 4. Ram 2500. 5. Tesla Model X. 6. Chrysler 200. 7. Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL. 8. Jeep Renegade. 9. Ford Focus. 10. Cadillac Escalade.
● Here Are the Most and Least Reliable Cars According to Consumer Reports on Car Buying by Tom McParland, 25 Feb 2019.
Hottest Wheels: The Most Stolen New and Used Cars in the U.S. by Jim Gorzelany, Senior Contributor, Cars & Bikes, 18 Sep 2018. The 10 most frequently stolen new cars in 2018 and the number of thefts reported:
1. Nissan Altima: 1,153
2. Toyota Camry: 1,100
3. GMC Sierra: 957
4. Hyundai Elantra: 929
5. Ford Fusion: 874
6. Ford F-150: 842
7. Ram Pickup: 835
8. Toyota Corolla: 832
9. GMC Savana: 774
10. Hyundai Sonata: 759
Top 10 Most Frequently Stolen Cars in Canada by InsuranceHotline.com Team, Dec. 5, 2017. Every year, the Insurance Bureau of Canada releases its list of Canada's most stolen vehicles. Here is the 2017 list:
1. 2015 Lexus GX460 4-door AWD SUV
2. 2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup
3. 2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup
4. 2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup
5. 2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup
6. 2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup
7. 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup
8. 2016 Toyota 4Runner 4-door 4WD SUV
9. 2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pickup
10. 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4WD Pickup
Canada's most stolen vehicles of 2018 by Stephanie Fereiro, Economical Insurance, 12 Dec 2018.
In All of Canada:
1. 2007 Ford F350 Super Duty 4WD Pick-up
2. 2006 Ford F350 Super Duty 4WD Pick-up
3. 2005 Ford F350 Super Duty 4WD Pick-up
4. 2004 Ford F350 Super Duty 4WD Pick up
5. 2003 Ford F350 Super Duty 4WD Pick up
6. 2006 Ford F250 Super Duty 4WD Pick up
7. 2001 Ford F350 Super Duty 4WD Pick up
8. 2000 Ford F250 Super Duty 4WD Pick up
9. 2015 Lexus GX460 4-Door AWD SUV
10. 2001 Ford F250 Super Duty 4WD Pick up
1. 2004 Chevrolet/GMC Tahoe/Yukon 4-Door 4WD
2. 2006 Chevrolet/GMC Silverado/Sierra 2500 4WD
3. 2003 Chevrolet/GMC Tahoe/Yukon 4-Door 4WD
4. 2007 Ford F350 Super Duty 4W
5. 2003 Chevrolet/GMC Suburban/Yukon XL 1500 4-Door 4WD
6. 2002 Chevrolet/GMC Suburban/Yukon XL 1500 4-Door 4WD
7. 2001 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 4W
8. 2005 Chevrolet/GMC Tahoe/Yukon 4-Door 4WD
9. 2003 Chevrolet/GMC Silverado/Sierra 2500 4WD
10. 2002 Chevrolet/GMC Tahoe/Yukon 4-Door 4WD Note from Stephanie Fereiro: "In the Western and Pacific region varying years of the Ford F-350 Super Duty 4WD Pick-up and Ford F-250 Super Duty 4WD Pick-up fill the entire list, with the exception of #8 and #10 (Honda Civic 2-door Hatchbacks)." ~ Info from Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC): Top 10 Stolen Vehicles - At the IBC site, you can choose to view Top 10 Stolen Vehicles from 2003 to 2019.
23 Tricks to Save Thousands on Your Car by Kerri Anne Renzulli, Aug. 14, 2015, Time Inc. Money: Family Finance. Tricks include: 1. Drive sensibly. 2. Cruise at 50 mph (around 80 km per hour for Canadians). 3. Stop idling ...
Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Elite Collector Auto Show.
America's Best and Worst Car Brands for 2017 by
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj, March 1, 2017.
● America's best and worst car brands. Video, 2:53 min. "From Lexus to Fiat, Douglas McIntyre of 24/7 Wall Street looks at America's best and worst rated car brands, according to the American Consumer Satisfaction Index. USA TODAY".
● Steer Clear: New Cars to Avoid for 2018 by Jim Gorzelany, Senior Contributor, Forbes.
● America's best and worst car brands. Video, 2:53 min. "From Lexus to Fiat, Douglas McIntyre of 24/7 Wall Street looks at America's best and worst rated car brands, according to the American Consumer Satisfaction Index. USA TODAY".
● 50 Worst Cars of All Time by TIME Staff and Dan Neil, April 25, 2017. TIME and Dan Neil, a Pulitzer Prize-winning automotive critic, look at the greatest lemons of the automotive industry. Horsey Horseless (1899), Ford Model T (1909), Overland OctoAuto (1911), Scripps-Booth Bi-Autogo (1913), Briggs and Stratton Flyer (1920) ...
● 100 Worst Cars of All Time by John Pearley Huffman, Former Fiat 124 Owner, Dec 12, 2011.
Auto Body Parts from Inner Auto Parts - Explore the marvel of the automobile. Automotive parts information, resources, car care.
The Auto Industry's Family Trees by Richard A. Wright. Of the several thousand auto manufacturers who have operated in the United States, only three auto makers survived and they can all trace common ancestry back to the turn-of-the-century machine shops of Leland & Faulconer and John and Horace Dodge. This story was compiled using clip and photo files of the Detroit News.
Auto Loan Calculator & Car Lease Calculator with Instructions by Scott Oldham, Autogravity.com. This car loan calculator can help you estimate the terms of an auto loan, calculate your down payment and better understand the costs of buying vs. leasing.
Autolist.com has the largest selection of new and used cars in the United States. Site includes tools to analyze car prices, read reviews, research pricing history, and search over 5 million listings.
Fuel Efficient Cars by Type, by Mileage, by Make.
AutoNet.ca. New Cars (Spec, price, compare, drive), Used Cars (Find, buy, list, sell), Service/Parts (Maintain, repair, source, accessorize). Choose a site from NFLD/Labrador, P.E.I., Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Québec (français), Quebec (English), Ontario (default), Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, or Territories.
Autopedia: The Automotive Encyclopedia. Hotlinks to everything automotive on the net.
Autoshop 101. Automotive Training and Resource Site for Automotive Electronics. Offers Free Online Instruction / Tutorials, Online Practice Tests, Lots of Technical Support Articles (in PDF format, with free Adobe Acrobat download), Automotive Links and Biography of Kevin Sullivan, the Instructor.
AutoTrader.ca. Auto Trader specializes in the buying and selling of used imported and domestic cars in Ontario, Canada. Here you can search over 140,000 vehicles online. Site provides list of On-line Dealers, Tips & Advice for buying and selling used cars, Photo Centre Locator, Value Finder, plus links to Truck Trader, Boat Trader, Bike Trader, RV Trader, ATV & Sled Trader, Heavy Truck Trader, Heavy Equipment Trader.
Autoweb.com. Select a country U.S. or Canada to research a vehicle: build, price and compare vehicles. Buy a new or used vehicle. Place an ad to sell a pre-owned vehicle. Maintain your vehicle: Order parts online, read expert troubleshooting advice. Get insurance quotes. Read Reviews. See Crash Test Data - Test results on new and previous year models.
Canadian Black Book. Appraise trade-in value of cars, Selling and buying tips and advice, Used cars, New cars, News and reviews. Determine the approximate trade-in value or average market value of your current vehicle instantly by using the Canadian Black Book ®.
CanadianCarPrices.com: Selling Cars Online to Canadians. Contents: New Car Prices, Buy A Car, Sell A Car, Loan Calculators, Used Vehicle Classifieds, Dealing for a New Car, and FAQ. Includes Blue Book or Black Book Used Auto Prices where you can request a used car's value based on whether it is a trade-in or a private sale.
CanadianDriver.com. Categories include: Auto News, Test Drives, New Model Previews, New Car Prices, Consumer Info, Used Car Reviews, Auto Tech (Maintenance and Car Care), Classics, Internet Site Reviews, Forums, Classified Ads and Web Directory.
CarBuyingTips.com. Free guide for buying new cars, buying or selling used cars, leasing, and avoiding dealer scams in United States. Includes Car Buying in Canada, Finding Canadian Dealer Cost, Canadian New Car Buyer's Checklist, and links to Useful Web Sites for Canadian Car Buyers.
Car Cost Canada.com. Canada's online source of new car dealers. Free Build & Price new cars. Enter Year, Make, Model to Build and Price your vehicle. Avoid Fraud. Browse Used Vehicles - Classified. Glossary.
Check Your Number from CalRecycle. Find suggested oil change intervals for your vehicle under ideal conditions. Enter Year, Make and Model to find out how often to change the motor oil in your car. Starts from year 2000.
Classic and Vintage Cars History from Squidoo.com. History of Cars: Steam Era, Veteran Era, Antique or Brass, Vintage Era (1919 - 1929) - info from Classic Cars Global.
● 8 ways to protect your classic car investment from Chubb.com.
● Car Protection Tips: Classic Car Storageby John Linden, Carcovers.com.
● How to Look After a Classic Car from HoltsAuto.com, March 14, 2018.
Consumer Guide: New Cars Guide & Used Cars Guide. Click to view cars by class from Acura to Volvo. New Car Buying Advice from Consumer Reports, Dec. 2013. New and Used Car Reviews and Ratings from Consumer Reports.
Cost of Ownership Calculator from Kelly Blue Book. What Is 5-Year Cost to Own a Car? Kelly Blue Book helps you understand what a car will cost beyond its purchase price when you consider out-of-pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the car's loss in value over time (depreciation). Must provide your Zip Code to get a more accurate calculation.
Driverless Cars - Why we must now grapple with the distant future of driverless cars from Macleans Editorial: "A world with driverless cars may be far-off. But we need to consider it today, so we can better navigate our present." 17 Nov 2016.
Edmunds.com Car Tips & Advice. Car Reviews. Includes: Buying Guides, Vehicle Overviews, Road Tests, Best Cars Lists, Consumer Ratings, Photos, Videos, Auto Shows, Future Cars, and more.
Fabulous Concept Cars from the 1950s. "They were pure fantasy on wheels, machines designed to make the heart race ..." from Rense.com.
From clunker to concours, inside the restoration of a rare Ruxton by Justin Hyde, Motoramic, 24 Sep. 2014. "The car ... is a 1932 Ruxton sedan, a piece of forgotten automotive history that was the forebear of most cars on American highways today. Of the 90-odd Ruxtons built, only 19 are known to still exist. The one above was the last one ever sold, and without the interventions of two car aficionados, there might only be 18."
Ford Historic Model T. Ford Model T - 100 Years Later. Video, 5:16 min. Produced by CarDataVideo, Footage by Ford Motor Co. Watch how the Model T was built - Assembly line.
How Cars Measure Up from Insurance Bureau of Canada.
Kelly Blue Book for United States. Trade-in Values, Used Car Retail Value, New Car Previews, New Car Pricing, Buying & Selling, Tools, Tips, & Advice, free trade-in and retail values on used street motorcycles and dirt bikes, ATVs, scooters, mopeds and sidecars, and used personal watercraft & snowmobiles.
Oilfield Dodge. Promotional Film 1920s Dodge Brothers Wild Ride. YouTube video, 2:46 min.
The Showroom of Automotive History. Enter the Showroom, and learn about some of the most important automobiles ever produced.
Thousands of used cars for sale at AutoHopper.com
Used Cars Ontario. Free automotive photo classifieds for Ontario, Canada. Useful links and articles on buying new or used cars, travel tips, vehicle care and more!
Used Cars Plus. UsedCarsPlus.com is your online source to review, research, and find used cars for sale online.
Buying Trucks Safely Online from Trucklocator.co.uk.
Trucklocator Search Help. Trucklocator explains the jargon used when searching for a used truck. Truck Body Type. Cab Type. Truck Keyword Search. Truck Seller Type. Weight Range. Truck Axle Configuration. Truck Transmission Help: How can I best search to find a truck with the right Gearbox?
America on the Move. Introduction to the Smithsonian's Bicycle Collection. Contents: Anatomy of the Bicycle, Development of the Bicycle, Bicycle History from the late 19th century, Collections of Bicycles: 1818-1965. Lots of photos.
Bicycle from Wikipedia. History; Uses; Technical aspects - Types, Dynamics, Performance; Parts; Maintenance and repair; Social and historical aspects - Female emancipation, Environmental impact, Religious implications, Theft ...
● How Bicycles Work from How Stuff Works.
● History of the bicycle from Wikipedia.
● How It's Made Bicycle. YouTube video, 5:04 min. Uploaded on Oct 5, 2009 by Ian Collier.
● List of bicycle types from Wikipedia.
● Bicycle Facts for Kids from Science Kids.
● Bicycle Types: How to Pick the Best Bike for You from Century Cycles.
● Pedal Power News. Consolidated News: Pedal Power Tools, Foot Power and Bicycle Pedal Power News.
The Bicycle Museum of America. View photos of bicycles in these periods: 1810-1895, 1896-1899, 1900-1934, 1935-1938, 1940-1952, and 1952-1998.
Bicycle Safety. While only 1% of all trips taken in the U.S. are by bicycle, bicyclists face a higher risk of crash-related injury and deaths than occupants of motor vehicles do.
● Bicycling. How many people are killed/injured riding bikes? In 2014, 726 people lost their lives in bicycle/motor vehicle crashes, just under two people every day of the year in the U.S. In 2013 in the U.S., over 900 bicyclists were killed and there were an estimated 494,000 emergency department visits due to bicycle-related injuries. Data from 2010 show fatal and non-fatal crash-related injuries to bicyclists resulted in lifetime medical costs and productivity losses of $10 billion.
What are the major risk factors? How can bicycle-related injuries and deaths be prevented? Bicycle helmets reduce the risk of head and brain injuries in the event of a crash.
Bicycles from wikiHow. With articles on topics like adjusting your bike seat, sizing a road bike, riding a fat bike, and building a bike on your own, wikiHow has plenty of helpful how-to guides for all your bicycle-related questions.
Hilarious Philippine Transportation. Great Clip!!! YouTube video, 5:17 min.
● Modes of transport: planes, trains and much much more. YouTube video, 4:34 min.
● Unusual Transportation (50 images).
● World's Most Unusual Mode of Transportation. YouTube video, 1:24 min.
Hog Heaven: Celebrating 100 Years of the Harley Davidson. Image Galleries: Harley-Davidsons at Work, at War, and at Play, Harley Ads (1911-1922), Harley Articles (1911-1914); Web Resources: Harley-Davidson & Motorcycle Links; Print Resources: Harley-Davidson History, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and Harley Davidson Pictorial Works.
The Internet's Motorcycle Directory.
Safety Tips for Bicycles.
10 Motorcycle safety tips for new riders. Expert advice for first-time and returning riders from Consumer Reports, April 2013.
10 Motorcycle Safety Tips Every Rider Should Know from SafeWise.
Science of Cycling from Exploratorium.edu. What is the Science of Cycling? Why do road bikes have thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat tires? What is a gear ratio? What are the best materials for frames? How do you stop and steer a bicycle? What is skin friction? Why is the bicycle the most fun way to travel? and more.
Types of Bikes: The Definitive Guide by John, Founder of MyBestRoadBikes.com. Check out John's other posts including: 14 Awesome Vintage and Retro Bike Lights, The Best Road Bikes Under $300 - The Complete Guide, The Top Road Bike Chain Reviews, and more.
Cycling Resources from Bike-On.
● International Bicycle Fund. Site includes:
● History of Bicycles and Bicycling
● Bicycle Statistics: Usage, Production, Sales, Import, Export
● Youth & Young People Bicycle Recycle, Earn-a-Bike Programs
● Bicycle Science, Engineering & Technology.
5 Keys to Making Your Car Last for 200,000 Miles by Melissa Neiman, MoneyTalks News, June 7, 2019. Tips to help you increase the odds that your ride will last for at least 200,000 miles. 1. Buy the right vehicle. 2. Follow your car's maintenance schedule. 3. Change the car's timing belt before something goes wrong. 4. Purchase quality parts. 5. Find a great mechanic.
19 Insanely Cool Car Tricks You Should Try Out by Emily Co, POPSUGAR Smart Living, November 07, 2014.
55 Alive Driver Refresher Course from Canada Safety Council
● Safety Tips for the Older Driver
● Drivers 65 Plus: Check Your Performance. A Self-Rating Tool with Facts and Suggestions for Safe Driving from AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
● Stay Safe as Your Vision Changes from AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. "None of your senses is more important to safe driving than vision. A senior driver's eyesight is critical, especially when driving at night."
● Managing Slower Driver Reaction Times from AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. "Responding quickly to roadway changes can mean the difference between life and death."
● Driver Improvement Courses for Seniors from AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. "Drive Safer, Longer. Classroom and online driver improvement courses for senior drivers can help."
Auto Insurance Comparison. FREE from AutoInsuranceEZ.com, a site dedicated to helping drivers find their ideal vehicle insurance rates by comparing quotes across major providers and policies. Driving without insurance or other proof of financial responsibility is illegal in almost all states. Penalties for driving without insurance will include a large fine, license and/or registration suspension, and even possibly jail time. Liability automobile insurance coverage is required in almost all states, each with its own minimum requirements. Some states also require PIP and/or Uninsured motorist coverage.
● CAR ACCIDENTS - Traffic collision from Wikipedia. "A traffic collision, also known as a traffic accident, motor vehicle collision, motor vehicle accident, car accident, automobile accident, road traffic collision, wreck (USA), car crash, or car smash (Australian) occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree or utility pole. Traffic collisions may result in injury, death, vehicle damage, and property damage.
A number of factors contribute to the risk of collision, including vehicle design, speed of operation, road design, road environment, driver skill and/or impairment, and driver behaviour ...
A 1985 report based on British and American crash data found driver error, intoxication and other human factors contribute wholly or partly to about 93% of crashes."
● What Causes Car Accidents? From Smart Motorist. Four factors contribute to the vast majority of collisions. In ascending order they are: Equipment Failure, Roadway Design, Poor Roadway Maintenance, Driver Behavior.
● Top 25 Causes of Car Accidents in the United States, from the Law Offices of Michael Pines: Auto Accident Legal Advice, Serious Accidents.com. 1. Distracted Driving. 2. Speeding. 3. Drunk Driving. 4. Reckless Driving. 5. Rain. 6. Running Red Lights. 7. Running Stop Signs. 8. Teenage Drivers. 9. Night Driving. 10. Design Defects. 11. Unsafe Lane Changes. 12. Wrong-Way Driving. 13. Improper Turns. 14. Tailgating. 15. Driving Under the Influence of Drugs. 16. Ice. 17. Snow. 18. Road Rage. 19. Potholes. 20. Drowsy Driving. 21. Tire Blowouts. 22. Fog. 23. Deadly Curves. 24. Animal Crossing. 25. Street Racing. Site provides further details on each cause.
● Distracted Driving from Serious Accidents.com. Distracted drivers are quietly causing a staggering amount of serious car accidents. In fact, driver distractions are the leading 7cause of most auto accidents.
● Distracted Driving Information & Guidance from SR22 Insurance. Contents include: How to Avoid Distracted Driving, Technology and Apps That Help Avoid Distracted Driving, Important Statistics.
Drowsy Driving: Asleep at the Wheel from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What is drowsy driving? Drowsy driving is the dangerous combination of driving and sleepiness or fatigue. Drowsy driving is a major problem in the United States. Falling asleep at the wheel is clearly dangerous, but being sleepy affects your ability to drive safely even if you don't fall asleep. Drowsiness - Prevent Drowsy Driving - How to prevent driving while drowsy. Learn the risks of drowsy driving and how to protect yourself.
● Driving at Night: Dangers of Drowsy / Fatigued / Tired Driving from BuyAutoInsurance.com. Topics include: What are the statistics on drowsy driving? Who is most likely to drive drowsy? What are the warning signs? How can I prevent it? What should I do if I am drowsy driving?
● The 8 Increased Risks of Accidents While Driving at Night and 12 Tips to Combat Them from Arash Law, an Elite Personal Injury Law Firm in California.
● Prevalence of Drowsy Driving Crashes: Estimates from a Large-Scale Naturalistic Driving Study from AAA Foundation, Feb. 2018. The contribution of drowsy driving to motor vehicle crashes is notoriously difficult to quantify. This study examines in-vehicle video captured in a large naturalistic driving study to estimate the proportion of motor vehicle crashes that involve drowsy driving.
How to stay awake when driving: 1. Focus on peak energy periods. 2. Get a "power nap" boost. 3. Fuel up. Good nutrition always enhances the good effects of proper rest. 4. Get a "buddy." If you're going on a long trip, "tag-teaming" the driving responsibilities can greatly reduce drowsiness. Come up with a buddy system to "share the road" and rest in shifts.
● Stay Alert! The Dangers of Drowsy Driving from Nationwide, March 1, 2014. Drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 crashes a year, resulting in 1,550 deaths and 40,000 injuries, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
● Sleeping and Driving Don't Mix. Try the Drowsy Driving Quiz from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), U.S. Department of Transportation.
● Medical Conditions & Medications Can Affect Safe Driving from AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. "Older adults are more likely than others to have one or more medical conditions known to impact ability to drive safely."
● Mind and Cognition from AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. "How Aging Affects Mind & Cognition - Senior drivers have a half century of driving experience, which can help to compensate for some diminished abilities."
● Age and Driving Safety Tips from HelpGuide.org.
● Older drivers: 7 tips for driver safety by Mayo Clinic Staff.
● Safe Driving After Age 60 by Sean McKinney. Reviewed by Gary Heiting, OD. From All About Vision.
● Older Drivers: Tips for Safe Driving from National Institute On Aging, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Senior Health.
● Tips for senior drivers from Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC).
● We Need to Talk: Family Conversations with Older Drivers. Safe driving for a lifetime from AARP. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., and the MIT AgeLab developed this guide to help families initiate productive conversations with older adults about driving safe, June 2010. Guide includes: Are older drivers at risk? What if an older driver doesn't realize that his or her driving is a serious problem? Is there a test that can determine if someone is a safe driver? What if the driver has dementia? Warning Signs for Older Drivers.
● National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Announces New 5-Year Traffic Safety Plan and Guidelines for Older Drivers and Passengers, 5 Dec. 2013.
AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report. AAA's Media Site for Retail Gasoline Prices. Charts National and State by State Unleaded Gas Average Prices (*Prices quoted are in US dollars per gallon), 12 Month Average Price for Regular Unleaded Gas, and Highest Recorded Price. AAA Fuel Cost Calculator. Calculate the estimated fuel cost of your trip. Enter Starting City, Destination, Vehicle Make, Vehicle Year, Vehicle Model, and Results will show number of Miles for One-Way and for Round Trip, number of Gallons Used, and the Fuel Cost.
ABS - What Is ABS and How Does It Work? ABS is an abbreviation for Anti-lock Braking System. How does it work? Why do I want or need this?
● Air Bags Safety. View Granny Air Bag - Video from YouTube, 0:34 min.
● A Short Course on Automatic Transmissions
● Gasoline Fuels
● Illustrated auto glossary
● What's Wrong With My Car?
Aged Tires: A Driving Hazard? ABC News video, 9:42 min. ABC News went undercover and found retailers selling aged tires as brand new.
A few YouTube videos to remind us to park properly, to reduce speed, to drive cautiously, sensibly and safely, plus a look at the driving skills of Ken Block, the best drifter in the world:
● Angry man intentionally hits car taking up two parking spaces. Makeagif video, 0:15 min. Published on Sep 16, 2014 by Vidworthy DotCom. Pickup truck backs up and hits a car that's taking up too much parking space.
● Don't double park next time. YouTube video, 4:52 min. Published on Apr 11, 2017 by bestoffroad. Next time he will park better.
● BEST Bad Parking Revenge Pranks (NEVER DO THIS!!!) - FEMALE PUBLIC MAGIC COMPILATION 2018. YouTube video, 14:24 min. Published on Dec 6, 2018 by Magic Murray.
● Extreme Ultimate Retarded Drivers Fails, Extreme Driving Fails April 2017. YouTube video, 13:13 min. Published on Apr 12, 2017 by Channel Crash.
● Best of Ultimate Retarded Drivers Fails, Extreme Driving Fails July 2017. YouTube video, 10:17 min. Published on Jul 23, 2017 by Channel Crash.
● DC Shoes: Ken Block's Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco. YouTube video, 9:51 min. Published on Jul 9, 2012 by DC Shoes. "DC and Ken Block present Gymkhana FIVE: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco. Shot on the actual streets of San Francisco, California, GYM5 features a focus on fast, raw and precise driving action. Filmed over four days, director Ben Conrad and his team are back to work on their second Gymkhana production and delivered the entire city of San Francisco as Ken Block's personal gymkhana playground."
● Ken Block's Ultimate Exotic Playground in Dubai | Gymkhana | Ford Performance. YouTube video, 9:05 min. Published on Feb 29, 2016 by Ford Performance.
Canada Safety Council - Traffic Safety. Articles include:
Canadian Road Conditions - Interactive Map
Safe Driving - It's Your Call
Winter Driving Tips
Get Ready for Winter Driving
Driving Tips for Summer Trips
Safety Tips for the Older Driver
Drugs and the Older Driver
Canada's Blood Alcohol Laws Among the Strictest in the Western World
Groundbreaking Research on DUI Offenders
How Cannabis Use Affects Driving
Play it Safe on the Road - Tips to Avoid Aggressive Driving Situations
Safety at Railway Crossings
Motorcycle Safety in the Spring, and more.
Car Care Directory from Auto Media. Car care advice and how to repair your car. Includes hundreds of helpful articles to assist you with your car care needs: Maintenance, Repair, Cleaning, Tips and Advice, and numerous other topics. Site also includes new and used car reviews, price quotes, buying guides.
The Complete Guide to Getting the Best Possible Deal on Car Insurance by Stacy Johnson, Oct 20, 2017.
● Car Insurance Buying Guide: Finding the Policy That's Best for You from Consumer Reports. Last updated: October 2017.
Drive Wise: The Driver's Refresher Seminar for Mature Canadians. Drive Wise is a free (Ontario Provincial Police) OPP-delivered seminar that provides tips, suggestions and driving strategies, which are preventive measures against the most likely causes of collisions and mishaps faced by mature Canadians on the road. Download free videos.
Driving at Night.
● Drowsy Driving.
● Drunk Driving.
● Impaired Driving.
● Young Drivers, and more.
Driving safety tips every driver should know. Safe driving tips from Nationwide. Top 4 driving safety tips: 1. Focus on driving. 2. Drive "defensively". 3. Make a safe driving plan. 4. Practice safety.
● Top 10 Safe Driving Tips by Ed Grabianowski, HowStuffWorks.
● Top 25 Safe Driving Tips - Staying Safe on the Road from Insurane Panda. "The best way to lower car insurance costs is to avoid a car accident. You can avoid car accidents by driving safely." Top Driving Safety Tips include: Avoid Tailgating, Check Your Blind Spots, Avoid Driving in Another Driver's Blind Spot, Position Mirrors Correctly, Avoid Road Rage and Control Your Emotions, and 20 more tips.
● 9 Steps for a Winter Ready Car. "Winterizing your vehicle before the temperatures drop is a wise idea," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. See also Car Care Guide. [Click on lower right hand corner to turn pages.]
● Car Preparation and Winter Driving Safety Guide from US Insurance Agents. Includes: Safe Driving Preparation Tips, On the Road, Knowing Your Vehicle and Car Care, Emergency Road Kit, Winter Driving, Liability, and Insurance, and Additional Winter Driving Safety Resources.
● Driving While High: The Dangers of Drugged Driving from QuitHeroin.
● Road Icing: Safety Tips to Remember from Icy Road Safety. "High speeds make it both easy to lose control and difficult to stop ... A factor in many of the serious and fatal crashes is overconfidence in one's abilities and/or equipment (traction control, antilock brakes, stability control, winter tires)."
● Share the Road Safely from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Goal of FMCSA: to reduce commercial motor vehicle crash fatalities on the highways. Site provides safety information for Car Drivers, Truck and Bus Drivers, Motorcyclists, Bicyclists, Pedestrians, and Mature Drivers.
● Share the Road Safely from Transport Canada.
● Teen Driving Issues from PartsGeek.com. Includes: Safe Driving Tips for Teens, Driving Under the Influence, Teen Driver Fact Sheets, Avoiding Risky Behavior, and Related Teen Driving Articles.
● Ultimate Bad Weather Driving from BuyAutoInsurance.com.
● Winter Driving. Safe winter driving tips, Prepare your vehicle for winter driving, Traction advisories and what they mean, from Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).
● Winter Driving - Be Prepared, Be Safe! from Ontario Ministry of Transportation.
● Winter Safety: How to Prepare for Dangerous Roads from Auto Insurance Center. Learn how to handle dangerous situations and care for your car during winter. Understand your car and its tendencies when driving on icy or snowy road.
Driving Test Tips from Southern Car Buyers.
● Road Test Tips: Your Ultimate Guide to Passing Your Driving Test from Find a Driving School in Canada.
● 7 tips for the driving exam. YouTube video, 4:09 min. Published on Feb 17, 2014 by Conduite Facile.
● How to Pass Your Driving Exam. YouTube video, 8:58 min. Published on May 12, 2013 by Conduite Facile.
● Top 10 reasons for failing the Drive Test. YouTube video, 18:09 min. Published on Nov 4, 2012 by Libertydrivingsch. "Watch and Listen to the message from DMV examiners on how to pass your drive test the first time."
Eyes on the Road: Driving Requires Your Full Attention from Ontario Ministry of Transport. "Ontario's ban on hand-held devices while driving took effect on October 26, 2009. The law makes it illegal for drivers to talk, text, type, dial or email using hand-held cell phones and other hand-held communications and entertainment devices. The law also prohibits drivers from viewing display screens unrelated to the driving task, such as laptops or DVD players, while driving. The use of hands-free devices is still permitted, and drivers may use hand-held devices to call 9-1-1."
Fuel Economy from United States Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Find and Compare Cars. Gas Mileage Tips. Fuel Economy Guide. Gasoline Price Data for U.S. Cities. How to Calculate Your MPG (Miles Per Gallon). Save Money.
Fuel Savings Calculator from CarMax. Gas mileage is important over the long term. This calculator will show you how fuel savings can add up between two cars using your input for Gas Price per Gallon. On this site, you can also search new cars, to buy or sell used cars (in the United States), research vehicle models, compare cars, and find vehicles with better MPG. "CarMax is the United States' largest used-car retailer and a Fortune 500 company." ~ Wikipedia.
Gas Prices Around the World. Global Gas Prices from CNN Money.
● Toronto & GTA gas prices from 680 News.
● GasBuddy.com. Find cheap gas in your city. Select a location in Canada or United States to view today's low and high gas prices. Comprised of 170 gas price information web sites that help consumers find low gasoline prices.
● Toronto Gas Prices - TorontoGasPrices.com. Find cheap gas prices in Ontario, Canada. Check out gas pump locations for Lowest Regular Gas Prices in the Last 24 Hours, as well as Highest Regular Gas Prices in the Last 24 Hours. Search Diesel prices. Includes Historical Gas Price Charts: View 1-month to 3-year Average Retail Price Chart for Regular Gasoline.
● The Real Cost of Oil - How much are we paying for a gallon of gas? From Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS).
● Peak Oil News. Consolidated News: Production Theory about the Peak Oil Crisis and Peak Oil Survival.
Gasoline Prices, Finding the Cheapest Gas in the United States, Gas Mileage Tips, Your MPG Will Vary, Best and Worst MPG, Find and Compare Cars, Cars That Don't Need Gasoline from United States Department of Energy.
GreenHybrid - Interactive Hybrid Cars Resource.
Guide to Understanding Vehicle History Reports by Kasey King, Lagrange Country Dodge, 24 Oct 2016. Most reports include: Vehicle specifications, Title information, Registration information, Accident history, Service records, and Odometer recordings.What are potential red flags I should look for on a vehicle history report? How do I get a vehicle history report?
The Most Fuel-Efficient Cars by Jeff S. Bartlett, from Consumer Reports, Feb. 20, 2018.
Ontario's Drive Clean from Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Ontario's Smog Plan is to reduce emissions of NOx and VOCs by 45% from 1990 levels by the year 2015. Cars seven years and older are tested every two years when it is time to renew licence plates. Older cars must pass a mandatory emission test before licence plates can be renewed. Site includes interactive educational games and exercises for Primary, Junior and Secondary School students. Buying or Selling a Used Vehicle.
Natural Resources Canada.
● Fuel Consumption Guide
● EnerGuide label for vehicles
● Alternative Fuel Facts
● Commercial Vehicles
● The GHGenius calculates the amount of greenhouse gases generated from the time a fuel is extracted to the time that it is converted in a vehicle to produce power.
Ontario Highway Traffic Act - R.S.O. 1990, Chapter H.8.
Promoting Teen Driving Safety: Strategies and Tools for Community Programs.
SafeCar.gov from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - Mission: Save lives, prevent injuries, reduce vehicle-related crashes. Contents: Equipment and Safety: Become a smarter driver - Tire ratings and safety information, Air bag safety information, Rollover prevention information. Five Star Crash Test and Rollover Ratings. Defects and Recalls: Think your vehicle has a defect? File a complaint, Ongoing investigations, Check for recalls. Plus Multimedia (Crash Dummy Video Clips, Rollover Video Clips), FAQ and Contact Information for NHTSA Headquarters, Washington, DC: Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, M-F 8am-10pm.
Safe Driving Tips for Seniors from FullCoverageAutoInsurances.com. How Does Age Affect Your Driving? Warning Signs. Driving Tips. Take Care of Yourself: "The better your physical and mental health are, the longer you will be able to drive safely. It is important that you take care of your health. Schedule regular checkups with your physician. Get your eyes checked at least once a year. Have your hearing checked annually. Get plenty of sleep every day. The more things you do to ensure good health, the better your driving skills will be."
Texting and Driving: A National Epidemic from FullCoverageAutoInsurances.com. Texting and Driving Statistics by Age. The Dangers of Texting and Driving. Who Is Most Likely to Text and Drive? ". . . younger drivers are the highest risk group for distractions caused by texting and driving . . . Statistically speaking, teen girls are more likely to text and drive than teen boys." Texting and Driving versus DUI Risks: "Would you be surprised to find that texting and driving is more dangerous than driving while intoxicated?" Site includes a complete list of texting while driving laws by state, from Alabama to Wyoming. Texting Ban Map by State: Fines, Criminal Charges, Jail Time.
Tips to Improve Driving Skills. Young Drivers Guide: Dealing with Tiredness and Road Rage, Driving at Night and in Poor Weather, How to prevent bad habits slipping into your driving (Distracted driving, Driving under the influence, Exceeding the speed limit, Not putting on your seat belt, Tailgating, Poor maintenance of the vehicle).
The Truth About Teen Driving from FullCoverageAutoInsurances.com. Site includes: The History of Teen Driving,
Teen Driver Accident and Fatality Rates, The Dangers of Teen Driving, How Teen Driving Affects Car Insurance Rates, Teen Driving Regulations by State, How to Keep Your Teen Safe Behind the Wheel: Tips for Parents.
The Most Common Teen Driving Risk Behaviors:
● Night-time driving
● Multiple passengers
● No seat belts
● Drinking / Drug use
● Risk taking
● Hazard miscalculation
Astronaut Biographies. Biographies of career astronauts, e.g. Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, Jr. and Payload Specialist Astronauts e.g. Roberta Bondar, plus other Astronaut Information on the NASA World Wide Web.
Farming in the UK from Farm Machinery Locator online. This amazing site gives you instant changing statistics since you've been on this page, including kg of manure / wheat / poultry produced, kg of beef / cheese / chicken / pork consumed, % of UK land used for agriculture, plus other interesting farming statistics in the UK.
Barley from The World's Healthiest Foods. Contents include: Health Benefits, Description, History, How to Select and Store, How to Enjoy, Safety, Nutritional Profile. Barley from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Barley: Botanical Name: Hordeum Vulgare, Description, Four types of barley, Basic cooking instruction, Barley recipes, by Ralph H. Cox.
Corn / Corn on the Cob. History of Corn, Learn All About Corn, Choosing Corn, How to Cook Corn - The Right Way! plus Recipes. Maize, Sweet Corn from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Rice from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. All About Rice: Rice Nutrition Facts from PechSiam, a manufacturing, marketing, exporting and distribution company. International Year of Rice 2004. Devoting a year to Rice. Contents include: All about rice (Top 10 rice producers), Rice and us, Fact sheets, Rice around the world, Kids (Rice quiz, Art gallery), Rice recipes, and more.
Wheat from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
● Six Basic Classes of Wheat from Quality Organic. Source: The Wheat Grower/September-October 1994.
● Wheat from Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council (GLNC). Wheat is the most widely cultivated cereal crop in the world. Many different types of wheat grain exist, with two main types being eaten in Australia, namely bread wheat (Triticum aestivum vulgare) and durum wheat (Triticum turgidum durum). The durum variety is used in the manufacture of pasta while the other type is used to produce most other wheat-based foods.
Grains and Nutrition. Grains and grain foods are staples in the diets of cultures around the world, and have made an important contribution to daily nutrient requirements since cultivation began around 10,000 BC ... Cereal grains are high in carbohydrate, low in fat, good sources of protein and provide varying amounts of fibre, vitamins and minerals.
2012 Nutrient Composition of Grains & Pseudo Grains. A table comparing the nutrient content of different types of grains, from GLNC.
● Five Fun Facts About Wheat! From Dimpflmeier Bakery.
● Wheat Facts from SoftSchools.com.
● Wheat Facts from National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG). Site includes some fun facts about wheat from the Wheat Foods Council:
Wheat originated in the "cradle of civilization" in the Tigris and Euphrates river valley, near what is now Iraq.
The Roman goddess, Ceres, who was deemed protector of the grain, gave grains their common name today - "cereal."
Wheat was first planted in the United States in 1777 as a hobby crop ...
● Wheat Facts from National Festival of Breads. Facts about Kansas Wheat and Grains of Truth:
On average, Kansas is the largest wheat producing state. Nearly one-fifth of all wheat grown in the United States is grown in Kansas. This is why it is called the "Wheat State" and "Breadbasket of the World."
The kernel of wheat is a storehouse of nutrients essential to the human diet. Wheat flour is a good source of complex carbohydrates and a moderate source of protein. It contains very little fat and minimal amounts of sodium absorbed from the soil where it was grown.
The three main parts of the wheat kernel are the endosperm, bran and germ.
Wheat is used for many kinds of foods such as breads, cookies, cakes, pies, pastries, cereals, crackers, pasta, flour tortillas and Oriental noodles.
Each American consumes about 134 pounds of wheat flour per year.
● Food Facts: Wheat. YouTube video, 1:20 min. Published on Apr 7, 2016 by Revista Gastrosofía. "Wheat has been part of human diet for 9000 years."
● Prairie Grains Magazine.
● Wheat Growth Stages from Prairie Californian.
● Growth Stages of Wheat by D. B. Fowler, Crop Development Centre, University of Saskatchewan.
● Growth Stages of Wheat: Identification and Understanding by Travis D. Miller, Professor and Extension Agronomist-Small Grains and Soybeans.
About Wildfires from SmokeyBear.com.
Fire Images, Stock Photos & Vectors. 2,425,061 Fire stock photos, vectors, and illustrations are available royalty-free from Shutterstock.
● Fire Images. Download Free Pictures from Pixabay.
● Fire Images from Crystal Graphics.
● Fire Pictures. Free Stock Photos from Pexels.
● Fire Stock Images. Royalty Free Pictures from Dreamstime.
● Fire Stock Photos and Images. Royalty Free Fire Images from 123RF.
● Forest Fire Art Prints from FreeArt.
● Forest Fire Photography from Can Stock Photo.
● Forest Fires Stock Photos and Images. 21,189 images of forest fires from Fotosearch.
● Pictures of Fire. Free Images of Fire - Royalty Free Photos from Free Digital Photos.
Fire Resources and Links from National Park Service (NPS). Fire Definitions.
● Fire Timeline -Text Version from Fire and Aviation Management, National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of the Interior. Photos of fire included where available. Large Fires & Fatalities: October 29, 1804 - William Clark Journal Entry. March 30, 1805 - Lewis & Clark Journal Entry. October 7, 1825 - The Miramichi Fire. Maine and New Brunswick - Three million acres burned and 160 people killed. 1845 - The Great Fire. Oregon - 1.5 million acres burned. 1853 - The Yaquina Fire. Oregon - 450,000 acres burned. 1865 - The Silverton Fire. Oregon - one million acres burned ...
Glossary of wildfire terms from Wikipedia. Includes Glossary of Fire Terminology.
Over 1,000 firefighters battling California wildfires from RTÉ.ie News, 7 Dec 2017.
● Wildfires spread in Southern California from CNN, December 15, 2017.
Safety in the home advice from Humberside Fire & Rescue Service, UK:
Fit smoke alarms and test them regularly
Never leave cooking unattended
Plan and practise your escape route
Switch off appliances before going to bed ? including your cooker
Close all internal doors to prevent a fire from spreading
Share your safety plans with family and friends and look out for the elderly
● What to do in the event of a fire. Site provides more info on: Prevention, Alert, Escape, What do I do after a fire, Barbecue safety, Bonfire night safety, Celebrate safely, Carbon monoxide, Cooking fire safety, Electrical fire safety, Fire safety in rented homes, Flooding, High-rise living, Hoarding, Oxygen equipment safety, Paraffin based skin creams, Smoking safety, Student safety.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Gardening Topics. Gardening Article Search.
Burpee Growing Tips. Started in 1876 as a garden and farm supply company, site now provides practical information on growing fruits and vegetables, flowers and herbs, complete with prices and photos.
● Nutrition Guide for Vegetables, Fruits in Ontario.
● Urban Farmer: Herb Growing Guide.
● Urban Farmer: Garden Planting Guide.
● Urban Farmer: Fruit Growing Guide.
"English Country Garden" by Jimmie Rodgers. YouTube video, 2:45 min. Published on Jun 9, 2013. Includes English thatched cottages, beautiful gardens, the Queen, butterflies, birds (don't forget the Robin).
Fun Youth Gardening Websites posted by Rhonda J. Ferree, University of Illionois Extension, Nov. 7, 2013.
Garden from Sunset Magazine.
● Gardening Basics - How to Start a Garden. Tips for Planning a New Garden.
● Vegetable Gardening Basics, Planting the Garden, Vegetable Directory, Glossary - from University of Illinois Extension.
Garden Gate. Online extras from Garden Gate Magazine - gardening information and design ideas.
Garden Helper originates from Vermont. Its mission is to provide a place online where individuals with a love for growing things can Learn, Share, Plan and Shop. Learning resources provide you with vital information needed for gardening success. Information on plants, articles and guides added frequently.
Garden Museum celebrates the design, history and art of gardens. "The Museum was set up in 1977 in order to rescue from demolition the abandoned ancient church of St Mary's which is the burial place of John Tradescant (c1570-1638), the first great gardener and plant-hunter in British history."
Garden Web. Includes GardenWeb Forums, Gardening Tips, Site search engine, Garden Bazaar (directory of businesses), Calendar of Garden Events, Rosarian (roses, features articles, images and forums), Glossary of Botanical Terms, GardenWeb Australia, GardenWeb Europe (forum in six languages), GardenWeb Directory (plant societies, clubs, botanical gardens), Mystery Plant Contest, and more.
Gardener's Guide to Global Warming from National Wildlife Federation.
Gardening from About.com with gardening design tips, plant info, growing techniques and gardening advice.
Gardening from BBC.co.uk. Includes Gardening A-Z Index, Gardening Basics, Gardening with Children, How to be a Gardener.
A History of British Gardening Series - Roman from Gardenlife Pro. Roman era - "The Romans were the first to start growing plants for ornamental purposes and not just to eat." Discover more about the impact the Romans had on gardening in Britain in this article. Other articles include: A History of British Gardening Series - Medieval, Tudor and Stewart, Restoration, Georgian and Regency, Victorian, Edwardian, and Modern. Site also includes a Timeline.
Home Gardening from Cornell University. The first edition of Home Gardening focuses on flowers, vegetables, and lawn care. Of special note are the databases of how-to information for hundreds of flowers, foliage plants, and vegetables.
I Can Garden. Features numerous articles relating to gardening with a Canadian emphasis. Search Clubs, Gardens and Catalogs by category, by province/state, by country, and/or by keyword. Articles in the Kidz Korner suggest gardening activities for children. Garden Showcase displays lots of beautiful pictures of gardens from across Canada.
Jimmie Rodgers - English Country Garden. YouTube video, 3:04 min.
Golf Maintenance Articles from Turf Line News Magazine, Western Canada Turfgrass Association.
Lionhead Golf & Country Club. Take a hole-by-hole tour of the Legends Course complete with yardages, pictures, tips and spectacular Heli-Golf videos. (View an example of the work of turfgrass professionals from a helicopter).
National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) is designed to develop and coordinate uniform evaluation trials of turfgrass varieties and promising selections in the United States and Canada. News Room, List of Seed Companies (A-Z) & Company Contacts, List of Cultivars by Season & by Company - Cultivar Listings by Species: Cool Season Grasses, Warm Season Grasses.
PestFacts.org. Facts about pesticides you should know. A not-for-profit site that provides science-based information about the responsible use of pesticides to manage the threat pests pose to human health and safety.
Top 10 turf tips by Ken Pavely, from Landscape Ontario.
● Turf Tips from Enviro Masters Lawn Care.
● Turf Tips from Purdue University Turf Tips Blog.
Turf Diagnostics: A View Inside the Green by Sam Ferro, Turf Diagnostics & Design.
Turfgrass Science from Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University (MSU). Excellent lawn care resources for Home Lawns, Golf Courses, Athletic Fields, and Sod Production.
2000 Cat Names - Naming Your Kitten. Search for a name for your cat from A-Z.
2000 Dog Names - Naming Your Puppy. Search for a name for your dog from A-Z.
Importation of Dogs into the United States. Also Cats, Turtles, Monkeys, Live Bats - from National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Pet Birds. Resources from the Humane Society of the United States.
● How to Care for Your Pet Bird.
● Five Ways to Help Birds.
● An Open Letter to Anyone Who's Ever Thought About Getting a Parrot from the parrots of America. If you're thinking of getting a bird, read this first.
● No-Fly Zone: Denied Their Natural Habits, Millions of Pet Parrots Lead Bleak, Lonely Lives February 12, 2013. All Animals magazine, March/April 2013. Intelligent and complex birds often suffer from isolation, boredom, and neglect.
Petco Store Locator - Over 750 Petco stores across the U.S. Helpful info on welcoming home your New Dog, New Cat, New Bird, New Fish, New Small Animal, New Reptile and Amphibian. Articles on care of your pet. Download and print Companian Animal Care Sheets in PDF. Petfinder Adoption Center - Searchable database of animals that need homes from more than 9,000 animal shelters and adoption agencies across the USA, Canada and Mexico.
Pet Health from MedlinePlus. See also:
● Healthy Pets and People - Picking the Right Pet, Wash Hands Right after Being Around Pets, Keep Your Pet Healthy, Tips for Good Pet Hygiene, Keep Wildlife Wild - Avoid touching wild animals to reduce the risk of illness and injury, Teach Children How to Appropriately Interact with Animals.
● First Aid Tips for Pet Owners from American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Note: The United States Veterinary Medical Association (USVMA) was renamed the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in 1898.
● First Aid and Emergency Care for Dogs from Pet Education.
● First Aid and Emergency Care for Cats from Pet Education.
● First Aid and Emergency Care for Birds from Pet Education.
● First Aid and Emergency Care for Reptiles from Pet Education.
● Pet first aid - Basic procedures from American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
● Pet Safety: Your Pets and Emergency Preparedness from Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE), Manitoba, Canada.
● 12 Pet Safety Tips from Readers Digest.
● AAHA - Accredited Hospital Locator from American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Find a veterinary hospital near you in the United States or Canada
Pet Names. Site offers over 20,000 unique pet names. You can browse by origin, gender, breed. Even has celebrity pet names, popular pet names, cute pet names and more.
Pets.ca - Canada's pet information center for dogs, cats and humans. Contents include: Articles, Ask the vet, Breed Profiles, Bulletin board, Dog Parks, In the news, Lost & found, Newsletter, Pet nutrition, Pet tips, Charity. Sites: Meow (Cats), Woof (Dogs), Exotic pets, Pet cemetery, Pet Humour, Contests. Business: Pets - 411, and more.
Pick a Pet Name with Personality. Thousands of dog and cat names, popularity, meanings and ratings.
Pup Forum. Learn about your dog, share puppy pictures, find out all sorts of dog breed information, dog training aids, and meet other dog owners like yourself.
Snakes as Pets from About.com.
5 Unusual Ways to Remove Pet Hair from Carpet by Gemma Tyler, Smart Vacuums, March 19, 2018. Having a furry pet will obviously lead to some fur getting into the carpet. The surface of the carpet can always be cleaned by using only a vacuum, but some stubborn fur may get tightly attached to the carpet fibers and you need extra effort to remove it. Here are five unusual yet extremely effectively ways to reduce your pain while dealing with pet hair on carpets.
10 Common Dog Myths written by Lifelearn Inc., posted in Erin Mills Pet Hospital News Archives.
18 Essential Items for Your Dog's First Aid Kit by Tara Schatz, Your Dog Advisor, November 8, 2018. Including: Basic First Aid Kit Essentials, Additional First Aid Items Specifically for Dogs, Tips for Dealing with Your Dog's Medical Mishaps, Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe and Healthy.
50 Most Popular Dog Breeds in the World from Jen Reviews ~ Only the best reviews. Site contains practical tips and advice. What makes breeds popular? Valued attributes in dog breeds include: looks, ease of training, suitability for families with children and ability to guard premises. Most popular dog breeds listed include: 1. Labrador Retriever. 2. German Shepherd. 3. Poodle (all sizes). 4. Chihuahua. 5. Golden Retriever. 6. Yorkshire Terrier. 7. Dachshund. 8. Beagle. 9. Boxer ...
2000 Dog Names.
About Dogs and People. PowerPoint presentation, 2.66 MB. Inspirational images and sayings. Example: Quote from Roger Caras: "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole." See a different version at Dogs and People.
American Kennel Club. Complete List of AKC Recognized Breeds Dog Breeds by Name A-Z, Featured Breed, Search for National Breed Clubs, Rescue Network provides information about purebred rescue, Dog and Litter Registration Statistics (ranking of 150 breeds), Life with Dogs, and more. Dog Breeds by Group, Find the Right Breed: Characteristics:
● Smallest Dog Breeds
● Medium Dog Breeds
● Largest Dog Breeds
● Smartest Dogs
● Hypoallergenic Dogs
● Best Family DogsS
● Best Guard Dogs
● Best Dog Breeds for Children
● Best Dogs for Apartment Dwellers
● Hairless Dog Breeds
Blind Dog Saves Drowning Girl - It's A Miracle. YouTube video, 6:33 min. Published by Questar Entertainment, Dec 19, 2013.
● Blind Man Saved from Fire by Brave Dog by Remy Carreiro, Puppy Toob, 2013.
● Hero dog saves owner from chainsaw accident includes video, by Jordan Tracy, Studio 814, 15 Oct 2019.
● Hero Dog Awards. American Humane Hero Dogs from Hallmark.
● Abandoned toddler rescued and raised by feral dogs. YouTube video, 14:50 min. Published by 60 Minutes Australia, Nov. 7, 2018.
● Saved by a Dog by Janice Dickson, National Association of Federal Retirees (Federal Retirees), Canada. Full article appeared in Sage Spring 2016.
● 4 Incredible Times When Dogs Saved Their Owners and Became Heroes by Jeff Campbell, Reader's Digest: Sep 11, 2001, circa 2000's, July 2013, and February 2014.
Buying a Dog from Dogs Trust.
● How to Buy a Puppy from wikiHow.
● License a Pet in City of Mississauga. Every dog and cat in Mississauga needs to be licensed as per the Animal Care and Control By-law 0098-04. A pet licence is your pet's identification containing vital information that can help Mississauga Animal Services return them right to your door. Licences must be renewed each year on the anniversary of purchase.
● Adopt a Pet. Adopting your new pet from Mississauga Animal Services has many advantages: Low adoption fees, Spayed/neutered or reduced spay/neuter fees, First-year licence included in fees, Cats adopted have a microchip implant, been dewormed and have received their first set of vaccinations (excluding rabies).
● Dogs Available from Mississauga Humane Society (MHS). Adopting a pet means a life commitment for a precious life. Are you able to provide a stable home for the rest of his/her life? Please THINK before you CALL. All MHS dogs have been spayed or neutered (age and health permitting), vaccinated, and given a microelecchip.
Canadian Kennel Club (CKC).
● CKC Breed Standards - Groups include: Sporting, Hounds, Working, Terriers, Toys, Non-Sporting, Herding.
● Breeds and Abbreviations.
● Code of Practice for CKC Member Breeders.
● CKC Member Code of Ethics.
● Choosing a Dog.
DIY Dog Grooming Help. This website aims to provide buckets of useful information to help dog owners rectify their errors and improve the lives of dogs through grooming. Site includes: Dog grooming tubs, Dog grooming harness, Quiet dog clippers, Useful links, and Pet Friendly places, i.e. pet friendly accommodation providers across the UK.
Discover 160 Dog Breeds. 160 Dog Breed Profiles from Just Dog Breeds. Site describes good and bad points of every breed. The dog breed reviews will help you discover the suitability of the personality and physical characteristics you want in a dog. Currently, the Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds are: Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Yorkshire Terrier, Golden Retriever, Beagle, Boxer, Bulldog, Dachshund, Poodle, and Shih Tzu. Site includes All Dog Breeds. List of 160 different dog breeds and facts about them. Each breed comes complete with its proper pronunciation in English, the dog's temperament, training, shedding, grooming, personality, what he's like, his traits, how he behaves, plus additional photos where available.
Dog Breed Info Center. Site provides detailed information on breeds from all groups. Includes care articles, amazing dog photos, breed selector, and a listing of breeders.
Dog owner licked by pet dies after suffering 'multi-organ' failure by Rachel Grumman Bender, Beauty and Style Editor, Yahoo Lifestyle, 25 Nov 2019.
Dogbreeds and Doggie.com. All dog breeds information. Complete Dog Breeds Profile from A-Z with all doggie pictures. Discover all the information about what your dog likes, his traits and how he behaves to help you choose the right Dog Breed to suit you.
Dogs and More Dogs. NOVA presents the story of dogs and how they evolved into the most diverse mammals on the planet. Includes articles, slide show, teacher's guide, and resources.
FBI Working Dogs. Contents: What is a working dog? Did you know...? "We all give off cells, gasses, and vapors. These cells and odors act like smoke. So dogs, who have 44 times the sniffing power of humans, can pick up the scent and follow it. ... Depending on the conditions, dogs can pick up a scent up to a half a mile away!" Chemical Explosive Dogs, Narcotic Detection Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, Service Dogs.
Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat. Dangerous Foods for Dogs - Slideshow from WebMD.
● What Foods Are Toxic for Dogs by Michelle Schenker, Canine Journal, November 1, 2017. Grapes and Raisins - This is one that lots of dog owners are unaware of. Grapes contain a toxin that can cause severe liver damage and kidney failure ...
● Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog: People Foods That Can Poison Dogs by Jenna Stregowski, RVT, The Spruce, Dec 13, 2017. Grapes and Raisins, Onions, Chocolate, Caffeinated Items, Macadamia Nuts, Xylitol (a sugar-free sweetener most often found in chewing gum and candy), Alchohol and Yeast Dough, Fruit Pits and Seeds, Rotten or Moldy Foods, Other Foods to Avoid (Avoid any foods that are high in fat, sugar, or sodium. These foods can contribute to indigestion, obesity, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and more. Dairy products may be difficult for dogs to digest. Corn cobs and bones can cause GI obstruction. Cooked bones may splinter and break easily, risking GI damage).
● People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets from American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Alcohol, Avocado, Chocolate, Coffee and Caffeine, Citrus, Coconut and Coconut Oil, Grapes and Raisins, Macadamia Nuts, Milk and Dairy, Nuts, Onions, Garlic, Chives, Raw/Undercooked Meat, Eggs and Bones, Salt and Salty Snack Foods, Xylitol, Yeast Dough.
● Don't Feed Your Dog Toxic Foods from Dog First Aid 101. Apples, Apricots, Cherries, Peaches and Plum, Chocolate, Coffee Grounds and Beans, Macadamia Nuts, Nutmeg, Onions and Garlic, Grapes and Raisins, Yeast Dough (Unbaked Bread), Alcohol, Baking Powder and Baking Soda, Fatty Foods.
● Poisonous Foods For Your Pet from Dog Health Guide. List of common foods that are bad or poisonous for your dog. If you suspect that your dog might have eaten any food that might be toxic, contact the veterinarian immediately.
Add the following to above listed items of poisonous foods for dogs: Anti-freeze, Baby Food, Broccoli, Candy, Cat Food, Cherries, Cigarettes (Tobacco Products: Cigarettes and cigarette butts, cigars, pipe tobacco, nicotine patches, nicotine gum and chewing tobacco can be fatal to dogs if ingested), Citrus Oil Extracts, Corn Cobs, Dairy Products, Eggs (Raw), Water - Stagnant water in ponds, bogs, small lakes, canals, seasonal creeks and other places where water sits still may contain harmful bacteria, Toilet water with fresheners or cleaners in the tank or bowl contain toxic chemicals.
Food Preparation Items (When chewing food remnants from aluminum foil or pans, plastic food wrap, candy wrappers, paper plates and cups, plastic forks, spoons, knives, plastic beverage rings from six-packs, roasting bags, turkey skewers, lacing, a dog may swallow pieces which can cause abdominal discomfort, intestinal blockage, internal bleeding and in some cases, death. There is also a possibility if choking or suffocation).
Gallery of Dog Breeds from About.com.
Guide Dogs of America: An International Guiding Eyes Program. Training, Apprenticeship, Breeds and Matching Process, In-For-Training, Adoption, Retiring, Veterinary, and Kennels.
How to keep your home clean with dogs from Pure House Cleaning. Tips include the following:
1. Top ways to minimize dog odor in your home.
2. Keep your floor spaces clean.
3. Remove your dog's excess shedding.
4. Stop dirt coming into your home.
5. Keep your home clean, but beware of chemicals that are dangerous for your dogs.
Quiz: Year of the Dog. 15 dog-related trivia questions designed for Seniors by Alan G. Luke. Answers provided. From Forever Young: Canada's Fifty Plus Newsmagazine, July 18, 2018.
The Ultimate Guide to Pet Adoption. Blog from HomeoAnimal. Articles include: The Benefits of Adopting a Pet, Animal Rescue and Animal Shelter: What Is the Difference? Pet Adoption Myths, What Should You Consider Before Adopting a Pet? Find Your Perfect Match? Meet and Greet, How To Be a Responsible Pet Owner, How You Can Help Your Local Rescue or Shelter.
Useful Dog Tricks 3 Performed by Jesse. YouTube video, 4:00 min.
Beehoo: World's Beekeeping Directory. Learn all about bees. Links to worldwide resources on bees and beekeeping.
5 Steps to Kick-Start Your Clutter Cleaning by Peter Walsh, from Oprah.com.
● How to Kick Your Clutter Habit and Live in a Clean House Once and For All by Alan Henry, Life Hacker.
5 Tips for Using Aluminum Foil with Cliff Wildman, video, 2:17 min.
6 Ways to Clean Up Your Home Life: How to declutter your home, your heart and your mind by Katherine Gibson, Canadian Living. Uncluttered Space = Uncluttered Mind.
6 Ways to Keep Your Kitchen Bacteria-Free from Everything Zoomer, April 2, 2018.
● How to Keep Your Kitchen Germ-Free by Lambeth Hochwald and Michael Gollust, Health.com, June 10, 2013.
Five Money-Saving Tips for Cleaning the Bathroom by Team Mom Staff at Home - Fri, 1 Nov, 2013. Video, 3:20 min. On this episode of "Easy Does It," Bahar Takhtehchian, editor-at-large of Shape Magazine, offers five tricks to save you time and money.
7 Foolproof Organizing Tricks to Tame Your Paperwork by Donna Freedman, Money Talks News, 19 Dec. 2016.
7 Things a Burglar Won't Tell You About Your House. Blog from Albert Motor Association (AMA), 2 Nov 2015.
7 Ways You Throw Away Money Every Day by Emmet Pierce, Money Talks News, October 14, 2018. Many consumers routinely waste hard-earned cash -- often without realizing it. Here's how you can break this costly cycle.
9 Things You Should Never Flush Down a Toilet by Emmet Pierce, Money Talk News, May 2, 2020. Dispose of these items in your toilet, and you could end up with costly plumbing problems. 1. Cigarette butts (do not dissolve in water). 2. Tampons and sanitary napkins. 3. Cooking oil and grease. 4. Stringy materials. 5. Cat litter. 6. Medicines. 7. Wet wipes. 8. Food (pasta, noodles, rice, bread, etc. that absorb water and expand). 9. Contact lenses (do not biodegrade easily).
10 Best Ways to Declutter. Advice from an expert.
10 things to do before the snow falls. Fall Home Maintenance Checklist from Re/Max for home owners who live in Canada or northern United States. See details on: 1. Drain the Hose. 2. Clear Vents. 3. Clean the Chimney. 4. Store Pots & Planters. 5. Mind in the Gutter. 6. Caulked and Ready. 7. Inspect the Roof. 8. A/C Prep. 9. Heating Up. 10. Flip it and Reverse it.
10 Tips for Planning Meals on a Budget from EatRight Ontario, 9 Oct 2016.
12 Toasty Tips for Staying Warm in Cold Weather by Amanda Green, Mental Floss, January 31, 2019.
13 Easy Ways to Cut Food Waste and Save Money from Money Talks News.
18 Five-Minute Decluttering Tips to Start Conquering Your Mess from ZenHabits. "My advice: start with just five minutes."
20 Ways to Save Money on Your Groceries from EatRight Ontario, 10 Oct 2016.
40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World from Twisted Sifter, 8 Oct 2013.
40 Vintage Life Hacks from 100 Years Ago. Alternate titles: 40 Useful Tips from 100 Year Ago. 40 Tips From a Century Ago that Are Still Useful Today. "In the early 20th Century, Gallaher's Cigarettes printed a special series of 100 'How to do it' cards that included some truly useful and helpful tips for everyday situations and problems. The entire 100 card collection is part of the New York Public Library's George Arents Collection and was recently digitized." See NYPL Digital Collections.
50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World from Twisted Sifter, 16 Jan 2013.
50 Uses for Vinegar. Tips on practical uses of vinegar. See also:
● 131 Uses for Vinegar from Homemaking Homemakers.
● 254 uses for Vinegar. And counting by Paul Michael, Wise Bread.
● 1001 Uses for White Distilled Vinegar from Vinegar Tips: Cleaning, Laundry, Health, Garden, Automotive, Pets, Cooking.
89 Genius Solutions to Simple Problems - Awesome Life Hacks from Viralnova, Trending Stories on the Web.
Apartment Security: Advice for Owners, Managers & Residents by Chris E McGoey, CRIME DOCTOR: Your Prescription for Security & Safety. Numerous advice articles including: Auto Theft: Car Theft Prevention Advice . . .
● Family Security & Safety: Family Security Plan
● Home Invasion Robbery: Protect Your Family with a Security Plan
● Gated Communities: Access Control Issues, and many more.
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Apply the 80/20 Rule to Clutter to Get Rid of Old Junk by Thorin Klosowski. Speaking with The Wall Street Journal, author Jennifer Baumgartner suggests you apply the 80/20 rule to your stuff to help you get rid of it. Using the example of clothing, Baumgartner breaks it down like so: Remember the 80/20 rule: Most people wear only 20% of their clothing 80% of time. Much of the rest reflects past sizes, past self-images or past life roles. Recognize them for what they are. "If you want to move forward, release the past, starting with your closet," writes Jennifer Baumgartner in her book You Are What You Wear: What Your Clothes Reveal About You.
Baking Soda News, Articles, and Information from Natural News. See also:
● Uses for Baking Soda: Health and Beauty by Christine Halvorson, Discovery Fit and Health.
● Sodium bicarbonate - Applications from Wikipedia. Cooking, Neutralization of acids and bases, Medical uses, Personal hygiene, Soda loading, As a cleaning agent, Cattle feed supplement, Miscellaneous.
● Many Uses for Baking Soda from everyday-wisdom.com.
● 51 Fantastic Uses for Baking Soda by Melissa Breyer, Care2 - Green Living.
● Sixty Uses of Baking Soda by Harry Godwin, Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology.
● 77 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda by Alex Jordon. Posted June 29, 2015, Natural News.
The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton. Published Originally 1859-1861. With recipes. See: eBooks @ Adelaide. University of Adelaide Library's collection of free books, online. Search by Authors, Titles.
Classic Household Hints and Practical Points. Cranberries ... will keep all the winter in a keg of water, To make carpets bright, To remove old putty easily, Clear boiling water will remove fruit and tea stains, To take ink out of linen, To remove mildew, To remove fruit stains from tablecloths, Cucumber rind ... drive ants away ...
Declutter Your Mind from LifeOrganizers.com. Lessons on how to clean out the clutter from your home, office, or anywhere else by breaking the vicious cycle of clutter: organize, declutter, simplify, clean.
ELECTRICITY COST CALCULATORS from Hydro One, the largest electricity transmission and distribution company in Ontario, with $22.6 billion in total assets in 2017.
Household Hints and Tips from HowStuffWorks. Keep your home clean and clutter-free with these household hints and tips.
How to Clean and Maintain Your Carpet without a Vacuum Cleaner by Gemma Tyler, Smart Vacuums, March 20, 2018.
How to Clean, Care and Freshen Up Your Bed Mattress by Gemma Tyler, Smart Vacuums, March 31, 2018. We have to face the reality that mattresses need regular cleaning. Not only does our sweat get accumulated in it, it can also have stains and dirt and be a breeding ground for dust mites and bed bugs. Article provides some easy to follow steps to care for, clean and freshen up our bed mattress so that it feels and smells like new.
How to Declutter Your Home - Decluttering Tips. YouTube video, 3:33 min. from Howdini.com.
How to Declutter Your House In 5 Easy Steps . Step 1: Start with baby steps. Step 2: Start from easiest then move on to hardest chore. Step 3: Handle the bulkier items first. Step 4: Keep it fun. Step 5: Persistence will get you there.
How to Dry Clothes Indoors - Top Tips (with a Few Health Warnings) by Will Tottle, from Smart Vacuums. This guide provides valuable information about drying your clothes indoors, how to do it correctly, and the health risks that can come with it if you don't do things the right way.
How to Have a Zero Waste Kitchen: Tips from Jamie Oliver, Tom Kerridge, Skye Gyngell, and others from the Guardian, 31 May 2018.
How to Make an Air Purifier (That Actually Purifies Air) by Gemma Tyler, Smart Vacuums, 17 Aug 2018. The Step by Step for Making Your Own Air Purifier.
How to Make Your Dishwasher Last Longer by Kimberly Janeway, Consumer Reports, 2 Aug 2018. Start by waiting to run a full load, rather than running lots of smaller loads.
How to Make Your Own Dehumidifier (That Actually Works) by Gemma Tyler, Smart Vacuums, 17 Aug 2018. The Step by Step for Building Your Own Dehumidifier.
How to Prevent Clogs in Your Drains by James Carey and Morris Carey, Jr., Home Maintenance for Dummies, 2nd ed. One of the absolute best ways to prevent slow or clogged drains is to be careful about what you put into them. Cooking grease, coffee grounds, hair, and soap scum are four of a drain's biggest enemies.
● Woman's hack to dispose of hot grease without pouring it down the drain shared 250,000 times by Marie Claire Dorking, Yahoo! Life, 2 Sep 2020.
● How to Remove Grease or Oil Stains from Clothing from wikiHow.
How to prevent water damage - inside and out from the experts at TD Insurance Meloche Monnex. Spot the signs, The inside story on water damage prevention, Keep the outdoors out, Check your coverage.
How to Remove Ice Dams - Tips for Removing Ice Dams from Travelers.com. How does an ice dam form? Long-term tips for preventing ice dams.
How to reuse/rework an oscillating blade using bench grinder. YouTube video, 1:33 min. Published 20 Apr 2019 by My Friend Lee Contractor.
How to save money? 101 great ways to get you started! From VoucherAlarm.com, 7 Dec 2018. 101 useful saving tips include:
● Financial saving tips: Pay off the debts with the highest interest rate first ...
● Saving tips for transport
● Saving tips for groceries
● Saving tips for nutrition and drinks
● Saving tips for all your purchases
● Tips to save energy
● Tips for saving water
● Saving tips for holidays and daytrips
● General saving tips
How to Save Money: Saving Money at Home from Ideas to Save Money. Lots of saving ideas and tips such as Save on Electricity & Power; Home Recycling Benefits; Save on House & Utility Bills; Grocery Shopping Savings, and House Cleaning Tips which include natural and readily available products such as Baking Soda, vinegar, salt, lemon juice, and more.
Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP) from Ontario Energy Board. If you are a customer of an electricity utility and in a lower-income home, you may qualify for a reduction on your electricity bill. Example: If combined income of 1 or 2 people earning less than $28,000, or combined income of 7 or more household members is less than $52,000, you may be elegible for a credit of $30 per month. To fill out application, you will need your current utility bill, plus Social Insurance Numbers (SINs) for tax-filing household members.
How to save money on groceries every month by Marilisa Racco, National Online Journalist, Smart Living, Global News, January 10, 2018.
Organizing 101: Resolve to Declutterby Kathleen Dore, Style at Home. Start small and stay motivated.
Patch a Hole in a Fabric Bag with Debbie Anderson, video, 1:44 min.
Shucking Corn - Clean Ears Everytime. YouTube video, 2:01 min.
Stay cool and save energy this summer from Save on Energy.
Tips on how to coronavirus-proof your homeby Scottie Andrew, CNN, April 20, 2020. Download a printable sheet in English, Spanish, or Chinese.
24 Highly Clever Tricks to Save Money at the Grocery Store by Jenni, Rather-Be-Shopping.com, March 13, 2018.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency is mandated to safeguard Canada's food supply and the plants and animals upon which safe and high-quality food depends. Food Recalls and Allergy Alerts. Latest Food Recall Alerts - High Risk.
CBC News: Recalls Database. Search for consumer product recalls and advisories.
Consumer Connection from Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA), Industry Canada, the authoritative source for Canadian consumer information and research. Cellphones, Canadian Consumer Handbook, Electronic Commerce, Money, Credit & Debt, Privacy & Identity Protection, Retail Marketplace, Scams / Fraud, Sustainable Consumption, Television.
Consumer Reports Online. Ratings of Appliances, Cars & trucks, Cleaning supplies, Computers, Electronics, Food & beverages, Home furnishings, Lawn & garden, Online shopping: e-Ratings, Travel & leisure, etc. Current issue of Consumer Report publication, Consumer awareness, Consumer links, Product safety, Manufacturer, Recalls, and more.
Consumer Resources from Consumer Affairs.com. Includes some of the resources in the larger states, and a brief list of federal agencies and national consumer organizations in the United States.
ConsumerSearch. For each product category, Consumer Search provides 1) ranking and descriptions of all the top reviews, complete with links, 2) complete analysis of who the experts are and what they say, and 3) listing of the top-rated products, according to the experts. Product categories include electronics, house and home, automotive, computers, kitchen, family, sports and leisure, personal finance, photo and video, office, health and fitness, lawn and garden.
Dangerous Drug and Product Recalls and Alerts from Recall Report. A recall is a way that a device or medication can be either corrected or removed from the market. Archived recall reports go back to 22 Aug. 2016.
Federal Consumer Information Center. Topics: Cars, Children, Consumer Help, Education, Employment, US Federal Programs, Food, Health, Housing, Money, Recalls, Scams/Frauds, Small Business, and Travel.
FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts from U. S. Food and Drug Administration. Consumer Updates.
Financial Consumer Agency of Canada from the Government of Canada. The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) ensures federally regulated financial entities comply with consumer protection measures, promotes financial education and raises consumers' awareness of their rights and responsibilities. Site also provides useful resources relating to Jobs, Immigration, Travel, Business, Benefits, Health, Taxes, Policing, justice and emergencies, Money and finances, and more. Go to All Services for quick, easy access to all Government of Canada services and information.
Google Groups. Formerly Deja.com. Post and read comments in Usenet discussion forums with over 700 million messages in Usenet Archives of the past 20 years dating back to 1981. Topics include: alt. (any topic), news, biz. (business), rec. (recreation), comp. (computers), sci. (science), humanities (fine art, literature, philosophy...), soc. (social issues, culture...), misc. (employment, health, ...), talk. (current issues and debates...).
Best Vacuum Cleaner for 2018. UK Review Guide. What Is the Best Vacuum Cleaner? 1. Best by Budget. 2. Best by Model Type. 3. Best by Specific Task. 4. Best by Specific Feature.
Healthy Canadians Website - Government of Canada. Latest Recalls and Advisories. Produce Safety - Food Safety. To report any unsafe food products, contact Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Household Products Database. Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine. Provides health & safety information on household products. Browse & search by Products (Choose a Product Category: Auto Products, Home Inside, Pesticides, Landscape / Yard, Personal Care / Use, Home Maintenance, or Hobbies & Crafts), Ingredients (Search Ingredients by Chemical Name or CAS Registry Number), or MSDS (Search the Material Safety Data Sheet for Effects of Products). Includes a Glossary.
Ripoff Report. Victim of a consumer Rip-off? Want justice? Ripoff Report® is a worldwide consumer reporting Web site and publication, by consumers, for consumers, to file and document complaints about companies or individuals. It is FREE to file a Ripoff Report. Whistleblowers: Employees who want to expose corruption may file a Ripoff Report.
TD Insurance, Meloche Monnex: Your fall home maintenance checklist.
● Check your roof
● Ensure your eaves stay clear of ice dams
● Redirect your downspout
● Caulk your windows, doors and external vents
● Correct any negative grading
● Don't forget your driveway
● Disconnect the hose from exterior taps
● Get annual maintenance inspections completed
● Check your interior drainage systems - including your sump pump
● Is your insulation preventing heat loss?
● Check that ventilation ducts are clear and work properly
● Repair foundation cracks, if needed
● Find a Registered Home Inspector (RHI) through Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) website, if needed.
Canada's Food Guide.
● Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, whole grain foods and protein foods.
● Choose protein foods that come from plants more often.
● Limit highly processed foods.
● Make water your drink of choice.
● Use food labels.
● Be aware that food marketing can influence your choice. ~ Date modified: 9 January 2019.
● Food Labelling for Consumers from Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Consumers can use food labels to make more informed choices about the food they purchase.
● Understanding food labels from Government of Canada. Food labels, nutrition facts tables, serving size, ingredients, % daily value, nutrition claims.
● Best before dates and expiry dates: 5 things you may not know by Aleksandra Sagan, CBC News, Mar 25, 2015.
● Food Storage Tips and Hints.
● Shelf life is the recommendation of time that products can be stored, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
● What Do Food Expiration Dates Mean? A common sense guide to food product dating.
● Food Storage Guidelines. Includes a food chart.
● Food Product Dating from United States Department of Agriculture Food (USDA), Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Two types of product dating may be shown on a product label.
"Open Dating" is a calendar date applied to a food product by the manufacturer or retailer. The calendar date provides consumers with information on the estimated period of time for which the product will be of best quality and to help the store determine how long to display the product for sale.
"Closed Dating" is a code that consists of a series of letters and/or numbers applied by manufacturers to identify the date and time of production.
Open dating is found on most foods including meat, poultry, egg and dairy products. "Closed or coded dates" ... typically appear on shelf-stable products such as cans and boxes of food.
Manufacturers provide dating to help consumers and retailers decide when food is of best quality. Except for infant formula, dates are not an indicator of the product's safety and are not required by Federal law.
● Expiration, Use-by, and Sell-by Dates. "... dating is not required by US federal law, with the exception of infant formula and baby foods which must be withdrawn by their expiration date. For all other foods ... freshness dating is strictly voluntary on the part of manufacturers ... stores are not legally required to remove outdated products from their shelves."
What Date-Labeling Phrases are Used?
Can Food be Donated After the Date Passes?
● Food Expiration Dates: What Do They Really Mean? By Ann Pietrangelo, Healthier Environment Living Program.
● What food expiration dates really mean by Robin Shreeves, from Mother Nature Network (MNN), May 27, 2017. In case you're still confused about those "sell by" and "best by" dates on food, an infographic explains it all. It has been suggested that the "best if used by" dates would indicate peak quality, but the product would still be safe to consume after the date. The "use by" date would indicate that a product was highly perishable and/or there could be food safety concerns after that time.
● Do Food Expiration Dates Really Matter? By Star Lawrence, WebMD. Experts provide a guide to the variety of confusing 'freshness' dates on food.
● Decoding Food Product Dates from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
● The excellent article by Alex Jarvis, The Consumerist, on "Cheat Sheet for Sketchy Food Expiration 'Codes'" is no longer available online (October 2012). It was a very useful web page which provided the meaning of manufacturers' product codes, e.g. A - L = Jan. - Dec. plus using 365 days from the Julien Calendar: A8 or A008 = Jan. 8, B33 or B033 = Feb. 2, G182 = July 1. (If anyone is able to locate the Cheat Sheet by Alex Jarvis, Dec 30, 2008, please contact Webmaster. Thanks.)
● Canned Food, Shelf Life from Foodreference.com. "For month coding, if a number is used, numbers 1 through 9 represent January through September, and letters O for October, N for November and D for December. If letters are used, A=Jan. and L=Dec. ... For year coding, 8=1998; 9=1999; 0=2000; 1=2001; 2=2002 ... 11=2011, 12=2012, 13=2013, etc."
Edible Fungi - The Fungi of California. List of mushrooms that are: Large enough to be considered for the table, Generally considered edible for most people, and Fairly commonly eaten in California or elsewhere. Be sure to read Mushroom Edibility because if misidentified, mushrooms can make you sick or kill you. Site warns: If you can't positively identify your collection as an edible species, don't eat it! Remember: "If in doubt, throw it out!"
Food411.com. A searchable directory of food-related websites.
● Germany: Supersized schnitzel launches at Berlin's first XXL restaurant. YouTube video, 1:20 min. Haben Sie Hunger? Mounds of food weighing from 200 grams to more than 3 kilograms of pure meat are the featured items at this restaurant located in the German capital's Tempelhof district. Once the meat is battered and fried, the weight of the heaviest items can go up to 4 kilograms. View portions of Supersized Schnitzels from Cafe und Restaurant Waldgeist, Hofheim, Germany. See also giant servings of a sausage and hamburgers.
Hot Dogs and Food Safety - Meat Preparation. Fact Sheets from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
● Other Fact Sheets: Safe Food Handling
● Poultry Preparation
● Egg Products Preparation
● Seasonal Food Safety
● Food Labeling, and more.
Top 10 Foods That Can Kill You. YouTube video, 7:55 min. Published on Jun 4, 2017 by Gnxtgroup.
● Top 10 Healthiest Foods. YouTube video, 6:57 min. Published on Nov 26, 2014 by WatchMojo.com.
● Top 10 Foods Banned in America. YouTube video, 6:18 min. Published on Mar 19, 2016 by Facts Verse.
USDA Food Safety Discovery Zone from U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Site provides food safety News & Events, Food Safety Education - Resources for Consumers and Educators, Fact Sheets about Food Safety, Official Forms and more.
What the World Eats from Time Magazine. Excellent photos of families from different parts of the world with photos of the food and drinks that they consume in a week, including weekly food costs (ranging from US$1.23 to US$500 equivalent). What's on family dinner tables in fifteen different homes around the globe. Photographs by Peter Menzel from the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.
Wild Food from Wikipedia.
● 15 wild plants you can eat from Outdoor Canada.
● 52 WILD PLANTS YOU CAN EAT from Waking Times, Aug 3, 2013.
● Identifying Wild Mushrooms.
● Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods Paperback - April 7, 2009 by Thomas Elias and Peter Dykeman.
● Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt To Plate (The Wild Food Adventure Series, Book 1) Paperback - June 11, 2010 by John Kallas.
● Edible Wild Plants: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar North American Species (A Pocket Naturalist Guide)
● Incredible Wild Edibles Paperback - November 1, 2017 by Samuel Thayer.
● Edible Wild Plants: Eastern/Central North America (Peterson Field Guides) Paperback - September 1, 1999 by Lee Allen Peterson (Author, Photographer) and? Roger Tory Peterson (Editor, Illustrator).
5 Healthy Grilling Tips for Safe and Delicious Barbecuing by Sarah O'Neill Fernandez, Naturally Savvy.
● 5 Tips for a Healthy Summer BBQ by Nema McGlynn, An in-store, Registered Dietitian at Loblaws, THE BLOG, June 5, 2017.
● The Healthy Barbecue: 5 Summer Grilling Tips to Keep You in Shape by Ryan Bisram, Naturally Savvy.
All Recipes. Allrecipes.com is the leading community-based recipe and meal planning web site. The site offers users unique food ideas and resources, including recipes, menu ideas, meal preparation tips, culinary ware and news.
Alta's Recipe Pages. All recipes are free to copy and print. Choose a recipe by category. You may add recipes to this site.
AsiaRecipe.com. Searchable database of recipes from numerous countries throughout Asia. Get current time and date from any country A-Z. Cooking information, ingredients, equipment, methods, conversion tables, and an Asian food glossary. Site also provides information on herbs, herbal remedies, herbal folklore, herb glossary, biblical herbs, Chinese herbs and medicine, and Asian culture.
Back of the Box Recipes. Select a category to find hundreds of Brand Name recipes.
Barbecue'n on the Internet. Site provides information on Wood Smokers, Gas Grills, Weekly Recipes, Beginner's Section (Outdoor Cooking, Beginner Lessons, Charcoal Grilling, Gas Grilling, Barbecue'n), FAQs (How to barbecue Meat & Fish, Spices & Marinades, Techniques, and more).
Conversion Table for Cooking from Botanical.com. U.S. to Metric, Metric to U.S., Cooking Measurment Equivalents.
Cookie Recipes. Click on the name of the cookie for the recipe of your choice.
Culinary History Timeline: social history, manners & menus. Links to American culinary traditions & historic surveys, World surveys, Social & culinary surveys from Prehistory to 2002, Future food & culinary trends, Historic menu collections. The food timeline with a history of wide variety of foods plus recipes from 10,000 B.C. to 2002. Historic Food Prices. K-12 teacher resources for food history lessons.
Dim sum from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "While dim sum (touch the heart) was originally not a main meal, only a snack, and therefore only meant to touch the heart, it is now a staple of Chinese dining culture."
● Dim Sum Cuisine.
● Dim Sum Dishes.
● Dim Sum Central: The Ultimate Dim Sum Menu Guide. Steamed dishes, Fried and baked dishes, Noodles and special dishes, Dessert dishes, Recipes include: Sticky rice in lotus leaf, Stuffed Chinese mushrooms, Shrimp noodle rolls, Red bean soup, and many, many more.
● 4 pages of photos of Dim Sum dishes from Kingsley Chinese Restaurant, Brampton ON Canada.
● Dim Sum Photos from Berkeley and Beyond. Photo Gallery: Dim Sum.
● The Serious Eats Guide to Dim Sum by J. Kenji López-Alt. The original dim sum houses originated in Canton, and were a lot like diners: small, roadside establishments that served tea along with a bit of sustenance for weary travelers or rural workers ... These days, in many parts of Southern mainland China, and in Hong Kong in particular, it's become a weekly ritual family meal, generally taken on weekend mornings.
● Dim Sum 101 - Dim Sum Etiquette by Bev Williams, Travels in Translation. Dim sum isn't just food, it's a culture. Meaning "to touch the heart" dim sum originates with the Cantonese and consists of a variety of dumplings or other steamed goods often in bamboo baskets. Each dish will usually contain 3 or 4 bite-sized servings, so dim sum is meant to be a social event and shared amongst many.
Epicurious. Search from database of over 16,000 recipes, dictionary search, plus cooking tips, techniques and recipes for specialty foods, e.g. Dim Sum, Pasta, Meatless, Dinner in a Hurry, Kid-Friendly, Indian, etc. Includes cooking for special holidays: Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Recipes. Jewish Recipes and Cooking Tips.
Food Network. Cooking, Recipe Collections, Party Ideas, Quick & Easy Recipes, Get Healthy (Diabetic Recipes, Fat & Calorie Calculator, Healthy Desserts, Low Calorie, Low Cholesterol, Low Carbohydrate, Low Fat, Vegetarian, Whole Grains Guide), Tasty Travel (Global Cuisine with Recipes), Food Videos, and more.
The Full FATFREE Recipe Collection by Category.
Langenberg.com Cooking Recipes and Ingredients. Find Recipes by Word, Phrase or Ingredient. Recipes sorted alphabetically by preparation, cooking or total time, and by calories, fat, percentage of fat, cholesterol, carbohydrate, fiber, or sodium content. Search Recipes by Category, by Nutritional Content, by Ingredient, or by Course.
OChef Recipe Archive.
● Cooking Answers Archive
● Diet and Nutrition Archive
● Drinks Archive
● Ethnic Cooking Archive
● Food & Cooking Safety Archive
● Fruit, Vegetables & Grains Archive
● Herbs, Spices, Nuts & Flavorings Archive
● Holidays Archive
● and more.
RecipeSource. Recipe Source has replaced SOAR, The Searchable Online Archive of Recipes. Over 70,000 recipes indexed. Browse by region (Africa and Middle East, Asia and Pacific Ocean, Europe, North and South America, and Non-Regional, e.g. Jewish Recipes) or by type (Main Dish, Soups, Desserts, etc.).
Spices & Herbs Dictionary! from the Italian Cook. Includes Origins of Pasta, Origins of Coffee, Coffee's Mysterious Origins, Metric Conversion Calculator for temperature (degrees in Fahrenheit F° and Celsius C°), Metric and English liquid volume converter, plus numerous Italian recipes.
Top Secret Recipes. Site contains many original clone recipes, insider secrets and food lore. A new original Top Secret Recipe is published online every week.
Caffeine Content of Popular Drinks from Department of Mathematics, College of Science, University of Utah.
The Chinese tea ceremony in full.YouTube video, 8:00 min. See also Chinese Tea Ceremony from Holy Mountain Trading Company.
History of Tea from Wikipedia.
The History of Tea. Tea Info Center from Teavana.com. New to Tea? Types of Tea. Serving Tea. How Tea Is Made.
Japanese Tea Ceremony from Japanese Lifestyle. See also The Japanese Tea Ceremony (Chaji) from Holy Mountain Trading Company, Tea Ceremony: Basic Information.
Soft Drinks and Your Health from Berkeley Wellness.
● Liquid Candy: How Soft Drinks Are Harming America's Health from Center for Science in the Public Interest. Soft Drinks Undermining Americans' Health: Teens Consuming Twice as Much 'Liquid Candy' as Milk, and others.
Tea - The World in Six Cups by Suemedha Sood, BBC Travel Blog.
Tea and Cancer Prevention. Fact Sheet from National Cancer Institute (NCI), U.S. National Institutes of Health. Antioxidants found in tea - called catechins - may selectively inhibit the growth of cancer.
The Tea Plant from Tea Centre. All teas come from essentially the same plant, an evergreen of the Camellia family that is native to China, Tibet and northern India.
There are three major varieties of the tea plant:
● 1. Camellia Sinensis - a small leaf variety that thrives in the cool, high mountains of central China and Japan
● 2. Camellia Assamica - a broad leaf variety that grow best at lower elevations, in the moist, tropical climates found in Northeast India and the Szechuan and Yunnan provinces of China.
● 3. Hybrid type - a cross between the assamica and the sinensis.
● Tea - A Brief History of the Nation's Favourite Beverage from UK Tea & Infusions Association.
● Tea Facts and Stats.
● Growing and Production.
● How to Make a Perfect Brew.
● Types of Tea.
● Tea Ceremonies.
Ten Ren Tea: The Art of Chinese Tea. Commercial site provides illustrations, descriptions, and prices of a variety of tea, e.g. Green Tea, Jasmine Tea, Oolong Tea, Black Tea, Herbal Tea, Tea Bags, Tea Equipment, Tea Snacks and Sweets, Ginseng, etc. A Tea Library provides information on Tea Types, History, Preparation, and Bubble Tea Home Instructions and Recipes.
AppliancePartsPros.com. Search Over 2.1 Million Appliance Parts. Includes: Appliance Repair - a free repair tips section covering: Dishwashers, Microwaves, Refrigerators, Dryers, Washers, Ranges / Ovens, Trash Compactors, Garbage Disposers, Range Hoods, Freezers.
Appliance Repair, Tips & Help from RepairClinic.com. Provides information and advice on: Where and how to find and order appliance parts, How appliances work, Maintenance tips, Answers to common questions about appliances (FAQ), how to Locate appliance model number, where to find and order Accessories, Appliance Recall Information, plus you can Email the RepairGuru for help with your specific problem.
DIY Home Improvement. How to do it yourself. How-To Categories: Painting, Drywall-Sheetrock-Wallboard, Wallcoverings, Flooring, Window repairs and Installation, Furniture Refinishing, Gardening & Landscaping, Kitchen and Baths, Decorating and Interior Design, Carpentry, Ceilings, Electrical, Plumbing, Cooling & Heating, Insulation & Saving Energy, Masonry, Roofing, Woodworking, and FAQ's (Lots of Answers Here).
Friendly Plumber: Heating & Air. Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, Drains & Sewer.
60+ Amazing Hydrogen Peroxide Uses and Benefits by Joan Clark, Tips Bulletin. Hydrogen peroxide, or H2O2, is a low-cost, handy household supply that you can use for cleaning, healing, hygiene, and more. See items 25 - 34. House Cleaning Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide. Its antibacterial properties make hydrogen peroxide ideal for disinfecting the various surfaces around your home.
Carpet Stain Removal Guide Index from STAINMASTER® Carpet.
Cleaning 101 from RealSimple.com. Includes: Daily Quick Cleaning Checklist, Clean Your Bathroom, Fast: Time-saving tips and techniques to a quick clean, Deep-Clean in 3 Easy Steps, Fake a Clean House: Smart shortcuts to a spruced-up home - when you don't have time to actually clean, How To: Clean Windows Video.
Dilmaghani's Interactive Stain Removal Chart.
DIY (Do It Yourself) Stain Removal. What stain are you trying to remove? Enter the type of stain to search for answers, e.g. candle wax, mud, ink, ballpoint pens, felt tip pens, blood, fruit & fruit juices, iron mould or rust, colas, tobacco, cigarette burns, smoke & soot, etc.
DIY Stain Remover That Works on Everything by Chandra Fredrick.
Green Cleaners. Sustainable living, from Metro Regional Government. Save money, protect your family and the environment by using safe, simple ingredients to clean your home. Includes cleaning recipes and tips to help you create a safer home.
Green Spring Cleaning Tips from Sierra Club. Clean Naturally, Clean with Reusable Wipes and Scrubbers, Use Natural Air Fresheners, Choose Earth-Friendly Cleaning Products, Ditch Your Drycleaner, Shine Furniture with Natural Polish, Make a Green Window Wash, Let It Hang Out, Revamp Your Green Routine, Efficient Washing Habits.
Heloise's Top 10 Hints, A Year's Worth of Stain Removal Hints from Heloise®, Heloise's Quick Clothing Repair Hints, Odor Buster Hints, and more.
Household Hints & Help from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture. Includes:
● Carpet Stains.
● Pet Stains.
● Holiday Stains - Beverages , including alcohol, soft drinks, wine, coffee, tea. Candle wax. Chocolate. Cranberry sauce. Gravy, grease and meat juice.
● Summertime Stains - Grass. Mud and dirt. Paint. Pollen. Rust.
● Caring for Upholstery.
● Using Soil and Stain Removers.
Quick 'n Easy Stain Removal prepared by Janis Stone, Textiles and Clothing Specialist, Iowa State University.
Quick 'n Easy Stain Removal from University of Illinois Extension.
How to Spring Clean Your Entire House in a Single Weekend from HGTV.
● 8 Tips for Green Cleaning by Marc Lallanilla, The Spruce, Oct 23,2017.
● How to Make a Non-Toxic Cleaning Kit.
Stain Guide from New Zealand. This Stain Removal Guide offers solutions to common fabric stain problems. Most stain removal tips are using readily available, normal household cleaning items.
Stain Removal Chart from Cleaning Institute.
Stain Removal Guide A-C, E-G, < href="https://pioneerthinking.com/stain-remover-guide-h-i">H-I, M-O, P-R, S-U.
● First Aid for Stains - DIY Stain Removal with instructions on how to do it. 1. Egg yolk: Treat a coffee stain. 2. Salt: Remove Blood Stains. 3. Soda water: Get red wine out of a carpet. 4. Vinegar: Water and dish soap: remove sandwich blunders. 5. Baking soda: Remove stubborn grease stains. 6. Baby powder: Remove grease from wallpaper. 7. Mayonnaise: Treat water rings on wood.
● Learn How to Remove Life's Craftiest Stains. Candle Wax, Grass, Water Soluble Inks, Adhesives.
● Triumph Over Summer Stains. Mustard, Ketchup, BBQ and Spaghetti Sauces, Grass Stains, Sunscreen Lotion, Ice Cream, Perspiration.
● First Aid for Stains from Pioneer Thinking.
Stain Removal: Tide Stain Solutions. Find a Stain Solution. Find Commong Stains.
● Resilient Flooring Stain Removal from doityourself.com.
● Stain Guide for Washable Fabrics.
● Stain Guide for Carpets.
● Stain Guide for Upholstery.
● Textile Dictionary or Glossary.
● Fabric-isms - Sayings, phrases, movies, song titles and quotations containing fabric, apparel or textile terms, e.g. A stitch in time saves nine, Hanging by a thread, Throw in the towel, Blue Suede Shoes, Scarlet Ribbons.
● Stain Removal Guide from Kiwi Web, Chemistry and New Zealand.
● Stain Removal Chart. Clean Living from American Cleaning Institute.
● A-Z Stain Removal Guide Over 100 Pages of Instructions for Removing Stains with annoying pop-up ads.
● Stain Solutions from University of Illionois Extension.
● Stain Removal Guide for Washable Fabrics by Sharon Stevens, Department of Textile and Apparel Management, University of Missouri Extension.
● Stain Removal Basics Checklists and Charts from Martha Stewart Living.
● The Ultimate Stain Removal Guide: House Cleaning and Tackling Life's Toughest Stains by The Maids Team.
● Stain Removal Basics, Tools and Treatments: How to Remove Stains from Clothes and Linens. Stain Removal 101:
10 Rules for Stain Removal
How to Spot Treat Stains
Removing Mystery Stains
How to Remove Similar Stains
Stain Removal by Fiber Type
Stain Removal from Leather.
● Stain Buster: How to Remove Stains from Good Housekeeping.
● How to Remove Everyday Stains by Martha Stewart. Video, 5:05 min. Martha Stewart offers suggestions on how to remove common stains.
"Revealing interviews with prominent experts on mold and chemical related issues bring to life such topics as the: Effects of mold & chemical exposures on human health; Methods of mold testing; Dangers of antifungal; antibiotic, & steroid pharmaceuticals; Legal loopholes of mold cases, Healing through natural means.
Authors Kurt and Lee Ann Billings began researching mold and chemical exposures after their family became gravely ill from toxic Katrina exposures. The Billings expose the prevalence of fungal misdiagnoses and medical mistreatments while chronicling their family's frustrating, but ultimately successful, quest for effective treatment of mold and chemical exposures from Hurricane Katrina. They detail their months of research and trials and errors and share their inspirational journey of healing, what worked medically and nutritionally for them what didn't and why."
Berkeley Lab, EPA studies confirm large public health and economic impact of dampness and mold from U.S. Department of Energy, Research News, n.d. They estimate that number of asthma cases attributable to exposure in home is 4.6 million, at $3.5 billion annual cost.
Biological Hazards: Indoor Air Quality - Moulds and Fungi from Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety. Why does mould grow in homes or buildings? What are some types of mould? How do moulds contribute to health problems? What can I do to prevent mould contamination? What should I look for during an inspection? How should I clean up the mould?
Mold from United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Learn about Mold, Mold and Your Home, Floods and Mold Growth, Take the interactive Mold House tour, Resources for Health Professionals, Mold Information SlideShow, and more.
● A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Mold Prevention Tips from United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Reprinted Sep 2012. This Guide provides information and guidance for homeowners and renters on how to clean up residential mold problems and how to prevent mold growth. Illustrated. Mold basics, Mold Cleanup Guidelines, What to Wear When Cleaning Moldy Areas, Moisture and Mold Prevention and Control Tips, Hidden Mold, and more.
Got Mold? Clean, Disinfect and Dry, Officials Advise from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, June 18, 2004.
Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments. Executive Summary, Introduction, Health Issues, Environmental Assessment, Remediation, Hazard Communication, Conclusion.
Mold and Human Health - Health Effects of Indoor Mold. Related Websites for More Information on Mold and Indoor Air Quality Issues, from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Epidemiology Section.
Mold Exposure Symptoms, Treatment and Dangers from MedicineNet.
Mold: Facts from Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Contents include: How can people decrease mold exposure? Specific Recommendations.
Mold in House on Walls, Ceiling, Windows from Moldpedia.com.
Mold: What is Mold, Mold Symptoms, Mold & Hair Loss.
Mold Removal: Mold Remediation Guide, Drywall, Wood, Carpet, Tiles, Mold on Clothes, Vacuum Mold.
Mold Detection: Signs of Mold, Mold Inspection, Mold Testing.
Mold in House: Causes of Mold, How to Prevent Mold, Where Mold Grows, Mold & Flooding, Air Purifier for Mold.
Mold in Rooms: Mold in Bathroom, Mold in Kitchen, Mold in Basement.
Toxic Mold: Black Mold (Stachybotrys), Black Mold Symptoms, Black Mold Spores, Black Mold Removal, Aspergillus.
Mycotoxins: Aflatoxin Mycotoxins, Trichothecene Mycotoxin.
● Facts about Mold and Dampness from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health, Sep 5, 2017.
● What to Do If Your House Has Mold (Or You Think It Does) by Geoff Williams, Contributor, U.S. News, Aug. 27, 2015.
● Prevent Mold in Your Home from WebMD. 10 Ways to Reduce Mold Allergies.
● Moisture and Mold Problems: Preventing and Solving Them in Your Home from WebMD.
● How to Remove Mold and Mildew. Three Methods: Attacking Mold Basics,Using Different Cleaning Solutions, Cleaning Less Common Surfaces and Materials, from wikiHow.
● How to Combat Mold and Mildew. They could be damaging your home and your health, from Family Handyman.
● Keep Your Home Free from Mold and Mildew from Horizon Services. Faulty plumbing, heating, air conditioning and ventilation could be the cause of mold and mildew infestation in your home. Learn how to stop these home invaders dead in their tracks.
● How to Kill Black Mold without Killing the Environment by Wesley Sallinger, Black Mold Removal.
● 60+ Amazing Hydrogen Peroxide Uses and Benefits by Joan Clark, Tips Bulletin. Hydrogen peroxide, or H2O2, is a low-cost, handy household supply that you can use for cleaning, healing, hygiene, and more. Go to item 30. Hydrogen Peroxide Kills Mold. If you come across mold or mildew in your house, you can spray it with hydrogen peroxide and wipe it clean. It's efficient against various types of molds and mildews and can help you clean and detoxify a wide array of household surfaces.
Mold Vs Mildew: The Main Differences Between Mold And Mildew by Luke Armstrong, expert contributor to Restoration Master Finder. Common Mildew Types, Common Mold Types, Mold and Mildew Testing, How to Prevent, Clean, and Get Rid of Mold and Mildew.
● How to Remove Mildew from Wood from How to Clean Stuff.
Safety and Health Topics: Molds and Fungi from Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor. Includes information relevant to molds and fungi in the workplace: Standards, Hazard Recognition, Detection Methods, Control and Clean-up.
Solve Your Child's
by Dr. Richard Ferber
Dr. Richard Ferber is Director of
Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders
at Children's Hospital, Boston
10 Keys to Successful Parenting
10 Simple Rules for Protecting Your Children from Sex Offenders & Child Predators
10 Groundrules for Stepfamilies.
Bedtime for Cry Babies from CBS News.
The Ferber method demystified by BabyCenter editorial staff. Chances are, you've heard about Richard Ferber and his approach to teaching your baby how to sleep. His philosophy, often referred to as "Ferberizing," calls for a variety of strategies, including letting your baby cry for a set period of time before you comfort her. See also:
● Ferber method from Wikipedia.
● Sleepless Children, Worn-Out Parents by Carol Lawson, New York Times Archives, 1993.
● Ferber Method - Getting Kids to Sleep through the Night by Vincent Iannelli, MD, a board-certified physician, Feb 12, 2018.
Basic Parenting Fact Sheet/Card. Basic Parenting Principles Cards from The WonderWise Parent at Kansas State University. See also Elements: Parenting by Nature: Earth, Sky, Fire, Water, as well as Online Courses: Responsive Discipline, Caring Works, Grandletters.
Being the Best Parent You Can Be from Storify.
1000+ Links To Advertise For Free from Golden Bridge Trade Center: Best Source for Import/Export Trade Leads. Site provides a list of URLs that will promote your business. Some may charge a small fee to get your business listed. Most are free. See also Today's Trade/Business News.
B2B Yellow Pages, Business to Business Search Directory. Contents include: US Yellow Pages, US White Pages, US Local, Canada, International, Reverse Yellow Pages, Weather, Maps, Directions, Nearby Search, City Guides, US City Search, Top Business Resources, Web Subject Directory, Free Business Magazines, Free Business Resources, B2B News by Industry, and What's Popular on b2bYellowpages.com.
Business Daily. Covers a wide range of current Internet resources, Travel, Sport, World News by Continents, Politics, Science, Market Summary, Business in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America, Currency, Taxes, and more.
Business Dictionary. Over 20,000 definitions, BusinessDictionary.com covers every aspect of the business world. Browse by Subject. Most Popular - 100 Essential Business Terms and Concepts Everyone Should Know.
Canada Business Network: Government grants and financing from Government of Canada. Government departments and agencies provide financing such as grants, contributions, subsidies, and loan guarantees. Find out what type of government financing may be available for your business.
E-commerce is a transaction of buying or selling online, from Wikipedia. See also Types of e-commerce from Wikipedia.
e-commerce (electronic commerce or EC) from TechTarget - SearchCIO.com. Posted by Margaret Rouse, WhatIs.com, Contributor: Ben Cole. "E-commerce (electronic commerce or EC) is the buying and selling of goods and services, or the transmitting of funds or data, over an electronic network, primarily the internet. These business transactions occur either as business-to-business, business-to-consumer, consumer-to-consumer or consumer-to-business ... The term e-tail is also sometimes used in reference to transactional processes for online shopping." Includes History of e-commerce: "The beginnings of e-commerce can be traced to the 1960s, when businesses started using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) to share business documents with other companies."
● 10 Online Business Laws You Need to Know for Internet Selling [Updated 2017] by Katey Ferenzi, BigCommerce.com. Site includes:
● Ecommerce Return Policy Template: How to Write a Returns and Refunds Policy to 3X Sales [Examples Included] by Sarah Chambers, from BigCommerce.com - Ecommerce Marketing - How to Sell Online.
● A Legal Guide to Ecommerce from Shopify.com. Includes: Australian Legal Guide, Canadian Legal Guide, Singapore Legal Guide, United States of America Legal Guide, United Kingdom Legal Guide, New Zealand Legal Guide
● Ecommerce Legals and Law from Ecommerce Guide.
Glossary of Financial and Business Terms, A-Z from New York Times on the Web. Over 2,500 entries, compiled by Campbell R. Harvey, J. Paul Sticht Professor of International Business, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. Include such terms as Arbitrage, Greenmail, Poison put, Z score.
How to Start Your Own eCommerce Website from Red Stag Fulfillment, Oct. 27, 2017. Consists of 7 Chapters: Ecommerce Principles of Web Design, Choosing Domain Names, Choosing and Comparing Different eCommerce Platforms, 24 Ways to Make Your First Sale, Setting up and Managing Your Ecommerce Analytics, Shipping and Fulfillment 101, and Other Web Resources including Building a Website and Opening an Online Store.
Manage Your Business. A Business Guide from U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Topics include: Manage your finances, Hire and manage employees, Pay taxes, Stay legally compliant, Buy assets and equipment, Marketing and sales, Prepare for emergencies, Close or sell your business (Create a thorough plan to transfer ownership, sell, or close your business), File for bankruptcy or liquidate.
Ontario Business Gateway. Your business from start to finish. Information by industry. Information by topic. Support services for Ontario businesses. Register your business online. Register your GST (Goods & Services Tax), payroll deductions, and corporate income tax online.
QuickMBA: Knowledge to Power Your Business. Categories: Accounting, Business Law, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Marketing, Operations, Statistics, and Strategy. See example: Summary of Stephen R. Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People under Management. See also Quick MBA Site Map.
Small Business Center. Small business resources from Microsoft. Advice for your business: SMB Blog, Articles, Videos, E-Guides and White Papers, News, Local events, Business Insights Newsletter, Business solutions, Start up your business, Market your business, Sell to customers online, Get paid fast, Manage your finances, Government and business contracting, and more.
Wall Street Executive Library: Business Toolkit. Collection of links to the Web's Best Business Information Sites, mainly from U.S. and Canada with a few major International sites.
Yellowpages Local Directory. Search by Business Category or by Name. Also available: Search by Distance or Search by Phone Number - Reverse Lookup.
Attached to Technology and Paying a Price by Matt Richtel, New York Times.
Computer multitasking from Wikipedia. "In computing, multitasking is a method where multiple tasks, also known as processes, are performed during the same period of time. The tasks share common processing resources, such as a CPU and main memory . . . Multitasking solves the problem by scheduling which task may be the one running at any given time, and when another waiting task gets a turn."
How (and Why) to Stop Multitasking by Peter Bregman, Harvard Business Review.
Human multitasking from Wikipedia. "Human multitasking is the best performance by an individual of appearing to handle more than one task at the same time."
Is Multitasking Bad for Us? by Brandon Keim, NOVA scienceNOW.
Media multitaskers pay mental price, Stanford study shows by Adam Gorlick, Standford News. "Think you can talk on the phone, send an instant message and read your e-mail all at once? Stanford researchers say even trying may impair your cognitive control."
Men ARE better at multitasking than women, Swedish researchers claim by Mark Prigg, DailyMail.co.uk.
Multitasking May Hurt Your Performance, But It Makes You Feel Better by Jeff Grabmeier, Research News, Ohio State University.
Multitasking: The Cognitive Costs of Multitasking by Kendra Cherry, About.com Guide. "Multitasking can reduce productivity by approximately 40-percent according to some researchers. Switching from one task to another makes it difficult to tune out distractions and can cause mental blocks that can slow down your progress."
The Myth of Multitasking by Christine Rosen, The New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology & Society.
Only 2% of People Can Multitask Successfully [INFOGRAPHIC] by Matt Petronzio. "Despite the numerous gadgets and apps that help us get through our days, research suggests that only 2% of people can multitask effectively. As for the remaining 98%? They're actually lessening their productivity without even realizing it. This infographic from OnlineCollege.org details how often we confuse multitasking with actual distraction."
Serial multitaskers 'worse at multitasking' by Nick Collins, Science Correspondent, The Telegraph.
Students Think They Can Multitask. Here's Proof They Can't by Maryellen Weimer, PhD, Teaching Professor Blog, Faculty Focus.
Think You're Multitasking? Think Again by Jon Hamilton, NPR.org.
Executive Compensation Index. May 2016. From Economic Research Institute.
Executive Pay - CEO Compensation from Forbes.
● The Billionaires 2018 from Forbes.
● The World's Billionaires from Wikipedia. List of the world's billionaires, ranked in order of net worth. "The World's Billionaires is an annual ranking by documented net worth of the world's wealthiest billionaires compiled and published in March annually by the American business magazine Forbes. The list was first published in March 1987. The total net worth of each individual on the list is estimated and is cited in United States dollars."
● The World's Most Powerful People from Forbes.
Executive PayWatch. Why CEO Pay Matters. Out-of-whack CEO pay feeds the 1% and starves the 99%.
How Much Can You Make? An Online Guide to Salaries in Healthcare in the United States, from EduMed.org. One of the fastest-growing professional job sectors in the country is healthcare. And it's not just doctors who are in high demand; the entire medical profession is growing, from entry-level support positions all the way to nurse practitioners.
See Salary profiles of Bottom 10%, Bottom 25%, Median, Top 25% and Top 10% for Healthcare Professionals including: Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Veterinary Assistant, Orderly, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist (Phlebotomists draw blood from patients for testing and research purposes), Pharmacy Technician, Medical Secretary, Veterinary Technician, Dental Assistant, Medical Equipment Preparer, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Medical Transcriptionist, Surgical Technologist, Dispensing Optician, EMT/Paramedic (Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics provide frontline emergency care to patients), Medical Records Technician, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technologist, X-Ray Technician, Dietitian, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologist, Dental Hygienist, Registered Nurse (RN), Massage Therapist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Radiation Therapist, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner (NP), Physician Assistant, Nurse Anesthetist ...
Ontario Ministry of Finance, Salary Disclosure. Ontario's Public Sector Salary Disclosure. Each year, since the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act was passed in 1996, the Ontario Government has published a compendium on public sector employees who were paid a salary of $100,000 or more. Organizations that receive public funding from the Province of Ontario are required to disclose the names, positions, salaries and taxable benefits of these employees. ... The purpose of this law is to provide a more open and accountable system of government.
PayScale. Salary Data & Career Research Center (United States). Looking for data about a different country? Just click to change the country of your choice. Do career research and find in-depth salary data for specific jobs, employers, schools, and more. Explore Thousands of Jobs. Site contains an extensive database of job salaries. In addition, see detailed job descriptions and get information on job satisfaction, job demographics, common job skills and how pay varies over time and between locations. Visit: Job Index (United States). Browse all jobs in the United States.
● Job Index (Canada) from PayScale. Browse all jobs in Canada.
● Job Index (Australia) from PayScale. Browse all jobs in Australia.
● Job Index (United Kingdom) from PayScale. Browse all jobs in United Kingdom.
● Job Index (Germany) from PayScale. Browse popular jobs in Germany.
Salaries of 13 Major World Leaders by Amanda Macias and Mike Nudelman, Business Insider, Thu, 19 Mar, 2015. "Singapore's Lee Hsien Loong earns 12 1/2 times as much as Putin at a whooping $1.7 million. Loong's salary is large enough to pay for the combined salaries of the leaders of India, Brazil, Italy, Russia, France, Turkey, Japan, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Germany."
Salary Calculator from IT World Canada. Check out Computerworld Canada's 2012 IT Salary Calculator. Access up-to-date information from their 2012 IT Salary Survey, including salaries, cash bonuses, and percentage increases (or decreases) from previous year.
USA Today Salaries Databases - Basketball, Baseball, Football, Hockey. Find salaries paid to athletes. Search by Player's Name, Team, Position, or Season Summary.
Duct Tape Marketing:
Small Business Marketing Guide
by John Jantsch
The Top 50 Ways
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Business networking from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Company of Women. Get connected. Be inspired. Energize your life. Articles, events and resources to support women in business.
ConnectUs Communications Canada. A one stop shop for profitable business connections. See also Donna Messer's Networking resources:
● Donna Messer - Queen of Networking. YouTube video, 2:00 min.
● What is a strategic Alliance in networking - by Donna Messer. YouTube video, 1:40 min.
● Donna Messer - Shaking Hands - Eye Opener. YouTube video, 3:46 min.
Entrepreneur. Small Business Marketing - News, Tips, and Expert Advice on Business Marketing Online. Offers information, services, and advice for small business owners as well as in-depth information on franchises.
How can small companies make money from social media? By Lara Farrar, for CNN's Digital Biz.
LinkedIn. Over 75 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities. What Is LinkedIn?
Small Business Marketing. Resources to help you get started in learning how to effectively market your own business, from About.com: Marketing.
6 Essential Tips for Safe Online Shopping. Safe online shopping tips from Firefox, November 19, 2018.
Auction Addiction vs Auction Smart.
AuctionBytes.com: Online Fraud Resource Center. Contents include: What to Do If You Are Ripped Off Online, Identity Theft Resources, AuctionBytes Articles about Fraud, plus Auction Site Seller Fees, eCommerce Resources, Upcoming On Site Auctions Across North America, and more.
Bid or Buy. Africa's Largest Online Marketplace.
BidYell. Online auction website: Bidding, deals and discounts. Offers penny, speed and knockout auctions. Products include new mobile phones, digital cameras, videogames, laptops, books from leading brands.
Consumer Corner: Use caution with online auctions from Attorney General Paul Morrison.
eBay.com - United States. eBay.ca - Canada. eBay.co.uk - United Kingdom. eBay.com.au - Australia. ToggleBot. A metasearch for auctions site. Search auction items posted at Amazon.com, eBay, and Yahoo! Auctions.
Yahoo! Auctions. Submit ads for free. Choose one category to place your listing. May upload up to 3 photos or pictures.
Amazon.com Today's Deals.
All Over The UK Online Shopping Directory. See also British Shopping.com - UK's largest online shopping directory, and Shop Safe.co.uk - United Kingdom online shopping directory.
BuyItCanada.com. Canada online shopping & Canadian gift giving stores.
Canadian Internet Shopping. Canada's Online Shopping Directory.
Complaints Board. Check out Latest Complaints. Consumer Tips, Tricks & Articles. Recalls.
Elib.org Shopping Directory. E-commerce and shopping online. Human edited international directory of shopping related websites.
Frugal Shopper Canada. A Canadian site for offline and online coupons, contests, online shopping, warehouses, sales, free stuff, Canadian friendly e-tailers, promo codes, coupon swapping, lotteries, and more.
Online Shopping Directory in the United States. Categories from Apparel & Accessories ... to Wholesale.
GoGoShopper.com. Free Coupon Codes, Promotions and Discount Coupons updated everyday. Founded in 1999 by a college student from Colorado, GoGoShopper.com is one of the oldest coupon websites in the United States. In 2005, the founder quit his job and worked full time on GoGoShopper.com. In 2006, Macche Corporation was formed to manage the website. Today, GoGoShopper.com, with 4 full time employees located in Addison, Texas, is growing continously. It now hosts more than 3000 online retailers. It has published more than 1,000,000 coupons in the past 10 years. Online stores can be found by alphabetic order, by categories, by searching the store name and by its location, includes coupons for Canadian stores.
MonsterMarketPlace.com. Shopping search & directory.
mySimon helps you shop for millions of products at thousands of online stores by showing product availability, shipping specifications, and by comparing prices. Service is fast, easy to use and free; just type in a product to search.
Netcheck.com Consumer Services. Goals of Netcheck: to protect consumers and to promote a safe and ethical Internet. Search a company's Internet consumer record (only applies to Netcheck members), file a compliment or a complaint, file an unsolicited email problem, file a SPAM complaint, file a copyright dispute, shop geographically or shop by category, and check out Scam Alert: 10 Easy Steps When Purchasing on the Internet.
Price comparison service from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article deals primarily with shopping comparison in the United Kingdom and does not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
Rip-Off Report. Nationwide consumer reporting web site where consumers can enter complaints about companies (in the United States and Canada) and view a history of past complaints against companies.
ShopSafe Australia. Online shopping directory of Australian shops and stores.
Caller Complaints. Stop Telemarketers and Annoying Unknown Callers. File your complaints online to stop telemarketers.
The National Do Not Call List (DNCL) - Canada is designed to reduce the number of unwanted telemarketing calls and faxes Canadians receive. How to register? You can register your home phone, cellular or fax number(s) on the National DNCL. Signing up is free. Sign up online at www.LNNTE-DNCL.gc.ca or by calling the toll-free numbers 1-866-580-DNCL (1-866-580-3625) or 1-888-DNCL-TTY (1-888-362-5889). See also: File a Complaint to DNCL - Provide details about telemarketing call and file complaint within 2 weeks.
National Do Not Call List - United States. National Do Not Call Registry. Register your home or mobile phone (cell phone) number. All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies on September 30, 2008 and you may start receiving sales calls. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS. To prevent this, call the following toll-free number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222.
Five Steps for Outsourcing Search Marketing by Paul Bruemmer, Website Magazine, May 2007.
Market Segmentation from Wikipedia.
● Market Segmentation: A Guide to Sources of Information. Compiled by Ellen Terrell, Business Reference Services, March 2013. Demographic characteristics as well as behavior patterns are essential to niche marketing. Guide includes books, articles and online resources that discuss marketing to particular segments of the population: Generational (Child/Teen, Generation Y, Generation X, Baby Boomer/Mature), Ethnicity (African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino/Hispanic, Native American/American Indian), Geographic, Gender, Gay/Lesbian, Lifestyle.
Telemarketing at a Glance from CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission). Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules including Telemarketing Rules, National Do Not Call List Rules and Automatic Dialing and Announcing Device Rules. The CRTC has been authorized to establish a national Do Not Call List (DNCL), select a third-party administrator for the national DNCL, and to levy administrative monetary penalties. You can register to have your telephone number(s) removed from marketing lists by mailing your request to the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA), P.O. Box 706, Don Mills, Ontario M3C 2T6, or faxing it to (416) 441-4062.
● Marketing, advertising and sales regulations. New rules for Canadian marketeers, from Canadian Business Network, Government of Canada. This document provides an overview of the key regulations, permits and licences related to marketing, advertising and sales.
Telemarketing Fraud. Tips to combat telemarketing fraud, from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
Barnes & Noble.com.
Borders.com. Now associated with Amazon.com. An online store that sells books, music and video.
DirectTextbook.com. Search for new & used college textbooks.
efollett.com serving K-12 and US & Canada Colleges and Universities. Here you can rent, buy and download textbooks; get cash for books online.
Spot Cost: Online and Local Price Comparison. Before buying, compare prices on books, music, movies, games, software, cameras, electronics, computers.
U.S. Government Online Bookstore. Government publications available for purchase from the U.S. Government Printing Office.
Better Business Bureau Online. Mission: to promote trust and confidence on the Internet by encouraging sound and ethical online business practices, and to provide information to ensure better educated online consumers.
4A's Research Insights Newsletter. Business Web site of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA). Research Insights Newsletter. Find profiles (including contact names, email addresses) of ad agencies in the world using multiple search criteria. All agencies listed are AAAA members.
Ad*Access. Presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II. Please read copyright information.
Advertising from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Advertising Age. Weekly magazine featuring latest news and reports on the global advertising industry.
Dangers of Flirting. Short commercial from New Yorker: Dress for the Moment. Video, 31 sec.
HEMA is a Dutch department store. The first store opened on November 4, 1926, in Amsterdam . Now there are 150 stores all over the Netherlands. Take a look at HEMA's product page. You can't order anything and it's in Dutch, but just wait a couple of seconds and watch what happens. Don't click on any of the items in the picture, just wait and see what happens. Good advertisement, ja?
Kijiji from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kijiji (Swahili for village) is a centralized network of online urban communities for posting local classified advertisements. Kijiji - Select a country or region for free local classified ads, want ads for jobs, resumes, cars, housing, apartments, furniture, personals, services, events, appliances, pets, vacation homes, etc.
Ming Vase Auction - Italian Auction. A clever and funny video ad. YouTube video, 0:46 min. See also a real Ming Vase Auction: Ming Vase Breaks Record at Sotheby's Auction sold for $21.6 million. YouTube video, 1:11 min. Rare Ming Dynasty vase that had been used as a DOORSTOP sells for $1.3 million by Daily Mail Reporter.
Model (person) from Wikipedia.
Modeling Agencies. Premium listings: Modeling Agencies for all countries.
● Modeling Agencies Directory from Models.com. Actors/Talent Agencies, Creative Talent Agencies, Photographers Agencies, Stylists Agencies, Makeup Artists Agencies, Hair Stylists Agencies ...
● Modelling Agencies in Toronto from Toronto.com.
● List of modeling agencies from Wikipedia.
● Modelling Agencies - Better Business Bureau. Be aware of agencies that guarantee work, use pressure tactics, discounts, promises of instant work and money, require you to take classes and workshops ... Get Consumer Help: File a Complaint, Find Consumer Tips ...
● Geoffrey Chapman International Models. "Established in 1979, Geoffrey Chapman began as a Fashion Designer who opened a Modeling Agency and a Registered Private Vocational School through the Ministry of Colleges & Universities which offered a post-secondary diploma in Professional Modeling ... in 2015, Chapman has evolved to a scouting & development company that helps manage and place teens and young adults in major markets around the world."
● Minor Details Modeling Agency: Boys, Toddlers, Girls, Teens. FAQs.
● Next Models Agency. Next Canada first opened its doors in Montreal in 1999, before opening a second office in Toronto in 2000. Agency for men and women models as well as plus size.
● Orange Models Management. "Established in 2006 with a vision to find and represent the very best models and talents tailored to client's needs. Orange Models has quickly grown to become one of Canada's leading and diverse modeling and acting agencies. Headquartered in Toronto (Canada) Orange Model Management has an office in Montreal (Quebec). Orange Models Managements is an international agency working with clients from varied industries in countries all around the world ... services reach a wide spectrum of model/ talent(s) including: Fashion, Print, Commercial, Promotional, Kids, Music Videos, Infomercials, TV Promo, Fitness, Film & Television."
● Susan J Model and Talent Agency. Locations in Toronto and Los Angeles. Mississauga Supermodel Daria Werbowy was discovered by Susan J. Burych (of Susan J. Model & Talent Agency) who launched Daria's modelling career. On September 6, 2008, Daria was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame. [In 2007], Forbes magazine listed Werbowy as the ninth-highest paid model in the world, earning $3.5 million." ~ Info from In the News, Susan J Model and Talent Agency.
"Although born in Kraków, Poland (November 19, 1983), Werbowy holds Canadian and Ukrainian citizenship. When she was three years old, Werbowy's parents Daniel [engineer] and Anna [teacher] Werbowy moved to Mississauga ... She has an elder brother named Orest and elder sister named Oksana. At age fourteen, Werbowy was 5'11", willowy and sporting braces ... [and] won a national modelling contest. She attended St. Sofia Ukrainian Catholic Elementary School and Cawthra Park Secondary School as a visual arts student.
She is an avid sailor and spent three months in 2008 sailing across the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea with her father, her siblings and three friends. In 2011, she embarked on a two-month expedition from Guatemala, travelling around Central America to Costa Rica.
Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s ... She ranked No. 6 on Forbes' 'The World's Top-Earning Models' list, with estimated earnings of $4.5 million between May 2010 and May 2011 ... [In 2017], Werbowy is a spokesperson for the French brand Lancome." ~Info from Wikipedia.
The Power of Words. YouTube video, 1:48 min. "This short film illustrates the power of words to radically change your message and your effect upon the world ... The Story of a Sign by Alonso Alvarez Barreda, Music by: Giles Lamb, Filmed by Director Seth Gardner. Cast: Bill Thompson, Beth Miller."
About Biotech from Access Excellence, National Health Museum. Issues and Ethics, Biotech Applied (Pharmaceuticals, Food, Farms, & Forensics), and Biotech Chronicles (Biotech revolution profiled by pioneers and processes).
Biotechnology Fact Sheet: Grains of Truth About Biotechnology from California Wheat.
● Fact Sheet: Benefits of Food Biotechnology by Food Insight, May 12 2013. Last updated Apr 19 2016.
Cloning Fact Sheet.
Genetic Engineering & Cloning from Revision World Networks. Christian Arguments For/Against Cloning; Muslim Arguments For/Against Cloning; Experimenting on Humans/Hybrids: Human-Animal Hybrid Embryo, Human Experimentation; Stages for Drug Testing.
Genetic Engineering and Its Dangers. Compiled by retired Professor Ron Epstein, San Francisco State University. Contents: Essays about genetic engineering, Genetically engineering human beings, Genetically engineered plants and food, Genetic engineering and biowarfare, Books on the dangers of genetic engineering, plus Internet links.
The Genetic Revolution by Dr. Patrick Dixon, Futurist - Free online book on genetic revolution, genetic disorders, human genome project, biotechnology, stem cells, genetic diseases, brave new world, genetically modified foods, eugenics. See also Human Cloning: Latest Human Cloning News, What is Genetic Engineering? and The Future of Biotechnology.
Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods and Crops: Why We Need A Global Moratorium. Contents: Overview, Toxins & Poison, Increased Cancer Risks, Food Allergies, Damage to Food Quality & Nutrition, Antibuiotic Resistance, Increased Pesticide Residues in the Soil and on Crops, Genetic Pollution, Damage to Benefical Insects and Soil Fertility, Creation of Genetically Engineered "Superweeds" and "Superpests", Creation of New Viruses and Bacteria, Genetic "Bio-Invasion", Socioeconomic Hazards, and Ethical Hazards.
On Human Cloning: Three Views from PBS.org: 18 Ways to Make a Baby. See also: How Cells Divide: Mitosis vs. Meiosis by Rick Groleau.
S Korea unveils first dog clone from BBC News as reported in Nature magazine that scientists in South Korea have produced the first dog clones. Includes video "Scientists successfully clone dog."
Consumer Fireworks Safety. "Consumer Fireworks are not toys. Consumer Fireworks are, in fact, powerful pyrotechnic articles and, for this reason, both their sale and purchase are restricted. The Explosives Regulatory Division of Natural Resources Canada routinely tests fireworks and approves those that are safe to transport, store, handle, and use."
Fireworks-Related Injuries Fact Sheet from U.S. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Topics: How extensive is the problem? Who is most likely to be injured? When and where do these injuries happen? and others.
National Council on Fireworks Safety. A charitable organization dedicated to the safe enjoyment of fireworks in the United States. Safety Tips for Public Fireworks Displays. Tips on Choosing Safe Fireworks. Try the Firework Safety Test with Answers provided.
Things that Go Boom in the Night: The Art and Science of Fireworks by Kelly Roncone. The science behind the art: The Chemistry of Color, Explosive Effects. Fireworks go high tech: Microchip-Controlled Fireworks, Computer-Launched Fireworks. Safety first: A look at the manufacturing of fireworks.
Ancient Cosmetics & Fragrance: Egypt, Greece and Rome. Paper written by Ty Narada for Dr. Kosso.
Are Cosmetics Safe? from MedicineNet.
History of Cosmetics and Fashion Quiz crafted by "dobrov". Test your knowledge of the origins of some cosmetics, scents and fashion trends.
Tattoos: What You Need to Know
Tattoos and Permanent Makeup: Resources on tattoos, permanent makeup, temporary tattoos, and henna (mehndi). Safety and Regulatory Information,
Tattoos and Permanent Makeup from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
All About Steel from LTV Corporation. Contents: Steel-Making Process, End User Markets, Steel Industry Links.
Cool Stuff Being Made: Manufacturing Steel . YouTube video, 6:47 min.
How Steel Is Made: A Brief Summary of a Blast Furnace from Keen Ovens.
● Steel from Wikipedia.
● STEEL: From Start to Finish. YouTube video, 6:44 min. Uploaded on Aug 12, 2009 by Alliance for American Manufacturing. A narrated description of the steelmaking process.
● Steel Glossary.
Microwave Steel Making. Microwave Steel: Faster, Cleaner, Cheaper. Note: "You shouldn't try it at home ... since it involves heating the raw materials up to 1,000 degrees Celsius."
ABC Typography. This Virtual Museum of Typography is divided in four collections: the classical typefaces (1480-1890), the 20th century typefaces, the contemporary typefaces, and the unclassified typefaces (decorative and stylized fonts). An ID Card is provided for each typeface giving Date of birth, Nationality, Parent, Description, and Links.
Houzz. Over 5.6 million Home Design Photos. Find a Pro. Stories. Advice. Categories include: Kitchen, Bath, Bedroom, Living, Dining, Outdoor, Kids, Office, Storage, Exterior, Find a Remodelling Pro, Exterior Photos, Exterior Products, Outdoor Lighting, Contracting Tips, and more.
How to Avoid Getting Scammed: Get it Right!!! by HomeAdvisor.
My Friend Lee Contractor. Specializes in home renovations and Commercial Solutions in Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington and surrounding area. FREE Estimates. Contact: Eric Lee 905.510.8844 or email@example.com.
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Pebble Creek Designs. Building dreams. One home at a time. The visionary for Pebble Creek Designs is Tony Kukolic. With over 20 years of construction experience, Tony understands the value of doing a job right. Thinking about giving your home or workplace a new addition? Contact Tony at 416.707.6226. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
View photos of Tony's projects on Instagram and Facebook.
Questions to Ask Any Contractor Before Hiring by HomeAdvisor.
The Step-by-Step Guide to Finding, Hiring and Working with Contractors by HomeAdvisor.