November 19, 2010
- Christmas-Cookies.com – hundreds of Christmas cookie recipes
For those of you who give home-made cookies for Christmas presents and want to get an early start on baking, here’s a treasure house of recipes for cookies – chocolate snowflake macaroons, fudge-pecan chewies, no-bake cathedral windows, cornflake wreath cookies, low carb snickerdoodles, rosettes, and about 550 other varieties.
This site looks for stories on companies that are successfully “maximizing profits while being responsible citizens of this earth.” Among the recent stories: “Despite Recession, Green Building Soars in U.S.,” “America Recycles Day: Inside Single-Stream Recycling,” “Walmart Launches Sustainable Agriculture Strategy.” Unfortunately, operational difficulties with the site make it difficult to browse by category.
- Environmental Health – Centers for Disease Control
Offers info on a wide variety of topics including specific health problems (air quality, asthma, childhood lead poisoning prevention, mold, etc.), toxic substances in the environment, education and training for environmental health, and CDC programs addressing environmental health issues. Also links to the CDC’s environmental health data and publications.
- Feeding America: Hunger-Relief Charity
It’s a good time to remember that these days, 1 in 6 of us – including many once-employed workers – can no longer afford to put enough food on the table for their families. Feeding America (formerly known as America’s Second Harvest) lets you see the faces of America’s hungry children and adults, and gives you a way to assist them.
- Hybrid Reality: the Co-Evolution of Humans and Technology
An intriguing blog from The Big Think web site, devoted to exploring “the co-evolution of humans and technology.” Some sample posts: “Badly Burnt? Spray on Some New Skin,” “Loving Robots – Come On, You Can Do It,” “Did Google Maps Spark a War?”, “You Will Never Have to Drive Again.”
- Learn Job Skills on the Web
A helpful review of help on the web for people who need to improve their skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, Spanish, English, writing, and more. If you have difficulty getting this PDF to display, go back to the root, , find the article on the table of contents, and click on Free PDF
- Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
It’s not too early to think about donating to the campaign or helping out. You can donate online or find local offices here.
- Mediate.com – where mediators are found
If you would rather work out a resolution that both parties can agree to than take a conflict to court, you can seek a mediator here. You can also read about how mediation works, and learn how experienced mediators resolve issues like divorce, bullying, workplace problems, health care disputes, and more. Training resources for mediators are available here as well.
- MedWatch: the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program
Where the Food and Drug Administration posts safety alerts for medications and medical devices, and where patients and doctors can report any adverse effects they have encountered. This is useful for consumers, but vital for medical personnel who prescribe the drugs and routinely use the medical devices.
- Should the President’s Tax Cuts Be Made Permanent – Tax Notes
Don’t know what to think about the proposed extension of the Bush tax cuts? Here are some economic analyses from various viewpoints. See also “Tax Cuts: Myths and Realities, from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities” , and “The Economic Impact of Tax Cut Proposals: a Prudent Middle Course,” from Moody’s chief economist Mark Zandi, .
- Thanksgiving Activities for Kids
A little something to keep the kids out from underfoot while you’re being frazzled in the kitchen. Includes word games, coloring pages, puzzles, mazes, and more.
- Thanksgiving Tips – Allrecipes.com
A particularly good place for those who are preparing their first Thanksgiving dinner, since it includes not only recipes for the main course, stuffings, sides and desserts, but also a how-to video, and answers to questions like how big a turkey to buy, how to make the perfect gravy, how long you can keep your cooked turkey in the freezer, etc.
For more great finds by Marylaine, please visit: Neat New Stuff on the Net.