Miscellaneous


Miscellaneous

99% Invisible
99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.
Atlas Obscura
If you’re looking for miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound in human skin, gigantic flaming holes in the ground, bone churches, balancing pagodas, or homes built entirely out of paper, the Atlas Obscura is where you’ll find them.
The Bad Fads Museum
Browse through the fun and fascinating fashion, collectible, activity and event fads of the last 100 years.
Cell Phone Users – In Case of Emergency
Exlains how to set up an “ICE” contact on your cellphone and why that’s a good idea.
Chess Academy
Watch video lessons, tackle exercises, and solve puzzles online — and do it all for free.
CHESS TOOLBOX: 30+ Online Chess Resources
Links with short descriptions to chess sites online.
Etiquette Scholar
The Etiquette Scholar website is a comprehensive dining etiquette reference including not only western dining etiquette rules, but also international etiquette guidelines in recognition that the world is a shrinking place.
Fall Colors Depend on Weather Changes
An article from USAToday about annual fall colors.
Find a Camp! American Camping Association
Search for a camp by type, affiliation, age group, location, and more.
First Aid Tips for Pet Owners
The following links summarize the basics you need for giving first aid care to your pet.
Improbable Research
Our goal is to make people laugh, then make them think. We also hope to spur people’s curiosity, and to raise the question: How do you decide what’s important and what’s not, and what’s real and what’s not — in science and everywhere else?
The Merchants of Cool
FRONTLINE journeys into the world of the marketers of popular culture to teenagers. From PBS.
The Miracle of Fall
Why leaves change color, fall festivals, activities, and links to lots of pictures of autumn colors.
National Geographic Online Presents: Coffee
From coffee growing to coffee drinking, National Geographic looks at this popular beverage.
Nobelprize.org
Here you will find information for every Nobel Prize since 1901, including the Nobel Laureates’ biographies, Nobel Lectures, interviews, photos, articles, video clips, press releases, educational games and more.
NORAD Tracks Santa
Annual online tracking of Santa’s travels around the globe.
The Oldest Trees on the Planet
This [photo] gallery contains images of some of the oldest, most venerable and impressive trees on earth.
Preparing an Emergency Kit in Plain English
The why and hows of preparing an emergency kit (or ‘go-bag’) explained in a short video.
Pulitzer Prize
Honoring excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917.
Slate Magazine: Explainer
Short articles explaining various issues brought up by current news stories such as “When is Hockey Violence Illegal?” and “When Can a Judge Declare a Mistrial?”.
The Survival Skills Everyone Should Know
This is about the skills and tricks you can learn and remember now that will help save your life if your car breaks down in the woods, you’re lost while hiking, or a terrible disaster strands you in the wilderness.
USGenWeb
A group of volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.
WebExhibits.org
Hundreds of online exhibits in topics from art to technology, available for free viewing.
Zombies in Plain English
Short Common Craft video discussing the zombie threat and how to deal with it. (humor)

Bullying

Bullying.org
Bullying.org is dedicated to increasing the awareness of, and the problems associated with, bullying and to preventing, resolving and eliminating bullying in society.
Bullying: What You Need to Know
An infographic with helpful information and statistics.
The Groovy Project (video)
We’re changing the world… one click at a time. At least that’s our goal. We here at Madison-Oneida BOCES (middle & high school) are conducting a social media experiment. Check out the video we made with a pro-acceptance and anti-bullying message, featuring artist NateKid. … Thanks for being Groovy!
National Bullying Prevention Center
Encourages communities nationwide to work together to increase awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children.
StopBullying.gov
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
Teens Against Bullying
Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause.
A Thin Line
Learn to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers… there’s a ‘thin line’ between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact on you or someone else… From MTV.

Recipes

101 Cookbooks
Cooking blog, with links to recipes, books, and other food/cooking sites.
Cookstr
Cookstr.com is a new cooking site dedicated to providing our users with great recipes from the best chefs and cookbook authors.
Food52
We created food52 to celebrate the best cooks in the world: home cooks. Every week we’ll hold recipe contests. … We’ll also share discoveries from the worlds of food, wine, and cookware so we all become better cooks together.
FoodBuzz
FoodBuzz finds all the best food content for you. Search it all, store your own, and share everything with your friends! … We aggregate, organize and curate more than 1 Million blog posts from 10,000 food blogs worldwide.
Food.com
Over 400,000 member-contributed recipes and, with registration, the ability to create your own online cookbook, shopping lists, notes, and discussions.
Epicurious.com: Recipes, Menus, Cooking Articles & Food Guides
Recipes from around the world and for special occasions. Search or browse by topic.
The Food Timeline
Timeline showing when various foods were discovered or invented, with links to historic and modern recipes.
Honest Food.net: Hunter Angler Gardener Cook
Website and blog about acquiring and preparing natural foods by a cook and food writer. With recipes and videos.
My Recipes
MyRecipes.com features thousands of the best recipes and hundreds of menus from magazines and cookbooks you love and trust–including Cooking Light, Southern Living, Sunset, Coastal Living, Real Simple, and more.
Recipe Puppy
A neat idea for a different kind of recipe search wherein you enter a list of ingredients and get links to recipes using them. Options also allow excluding of ingredients you don’t want to use and searching by keyword.
Recipe Goldmine
Thousands and thousands of recipes both serious and fun. Over a hundred recipes for various kinds of popcorn alone!
RecipeLand.com
Tons of recipes, by type or country.
RecipeSource
Tens of thousands of recipes. Browse by type or region, or search the database directly.
Rediscover True Hot Chocolate
History of hot chocolate and historical recipes.
Serious Eats: A Food Blog and Community
Our unique combination of community and content brings together the distinctive voices of food bloggers, compelling original and acquired food video, and spirited, inclusive, conversations about all things food- and drink-related.
Still Tasty
How long will your favorite food or beverage stay safe and tasty? What’s the best way to store it?
SuperCook
Supercook is a new recipe search engine that finds recipes you can make with the ingredients you have at home. To begin, simply start adding ingredients you have. The more ingredients you add, the better the results will be.
USENET Cookbook
Recipes in a searchable (but not browseable) database in both metric (grams, milliliters) and non-metric (ounces, teaspoons) format.
What Sugar Actually Does to Your Brain and Body
Here’s a look at the different forms of sugar, the various ways they effect you, and how they play a role in healthy—and unhealthy—diets.
Wired How-To Wiki
A collaborative site filled with all kinds of projects, hacks, tricks and tips you can edit. Mostly but not entireley tech-related.

Teens

About: Beauty and Health
Tons of information from About.com on beauty and fashion.
CNN Student News
The latest news and video about high schools, colleges, and universities, and the issues that affect youth learning. Also general news of interest to young people.
Digiteen: Digital Etiquette
Digital etiquette, or netiquette as its sometimes called, is a basic set of rules you should follow in order to make the internet better for others, and better for you.
OSHA: Teen Workers
Information on health and safety issues for teenage workers.
The Other Big Deficit: Many Teens Fall Short On Sleep
NPR story about sleep deprivation among teens and some suggested ways of dealing with it.
Rachel’s Challenge
Inspired by the life and writings of Columbine shooting victim Rachel Scott, this program challenges youth to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.
Radiant Magazine
Radiant is a chic and classy Catholic magazine distributed nationally to women ages 15 to 27. It features Catholic news & articles on issues affecting young women today: health, beauty, politics, love, style and difficult life circumstances.
Skin Deep
Skin Deep is a safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products. … [It] pairs ingredients in more than 25,000 products against 50 definitive toxicity and regulatory databases, making it the largest integrated data resource of its kind.
SummerOnCampus.com
Links to information about summer camps for academics, the arts, and sports at various college campuses in New York state. Listed by program, college, and location.
Teen Ink
Teen Ink is a monthly print magazine, website, and a book series all written by teens for teens. You can submit your own writings or artwork right through the website.
Teen NY
Facebook page with helpful information for teens, including summer jobs, Regents review sites, contests for teens, and more.
TeensHealth
Information about health for teens, including both mental and physical health and safety issues.
USA.gov: Teen Resources
Official information and services from the U.S. government.

Movie Reviews and Listings

Local Movie Listings (Broome County)
AMC Town Square Mall VestalArt Theater BinghamtonCinema Saver EndicottRegal Cinema Front Street Binghamton
All theaters: FandangoYahoo!
Bad Movies.org: The Bad Movie Review Website
Reviews, analyses, and clips from b-movies, with links to other b-movie fan/review sites.
Catholic News Service: Movie Reviews
Reviews of current movies from a Catholic point of view and referencing the rating given by the Conference of Catholic Bishops to each film.
Common Sense Media
Reviews and Ratings… As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.
Entertainment Weekly
Movie, video, TV, music, books, and pop culture reviews and commentary.
Hollywood.com
Movie and tv news and reviews.
IMDB: Internet Movie Database
News and reviews of movies old and new. Covers film, video, DVD, and television movies.
LivePlasma
Enter the name of a band, movie, or director to receive suggestions of similar items.
Movies.com
News, reviews, images, and more.
MRQE – Movie Review Query Engine
Excellent search engine to reviews of thousands of movies, with handy links to recently released movies, top movies, and various film festival and awards sites.
NY Times Movie Reviews
All New York Times film reviews from 1983 to present are available. Also includes a selection of reviews prior to 1983 (back to the 1920’s). Requires free registration.
Roger Ebert.com
Movie reviews and commentary.
Rotten Tomatoes
Reviews of old and new movies.
ScreenIt
Entertainment previews for parents rate each movie in terms of 15 categories, explains why it has the rating it does, and offers a brief review.
TV Guide / IMDB: TV / Yahoo! TV
TV listings and reviews.

Travel

Quick Links:

Clocks and Time ZonesTimeAndDate.comWorld Time ServerWorldTimeZone.netDeals and PricingFareCompareKayak.comKayakExploreOrbitz.comSkyScannerTravelocityYahoo! TravelFlight TrackingFlight AwareFlightStatsFlyteCommForecasts and WeatherMy ForecastInternational WeatherNational Weather ServiceWeather UndergroundWorld WeatherYahoo! WeatherMoney and CurrencyCrrncy.comUniversal Currency ConverterWorld Exchange RatesYahoo!

1uptravel.com
United States and world destinations.
About: Travel
Travel planning links from About.com.
Airliners.net
Includes tons of photos, air history, booking, current news, articles, and much more.
Budget Travel
Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel magazine is published monthly except for combined issues in December/January and July/August by Newsweek Budget Travel. BudgetTravel.com is the website for Budget Travel magazine.
CDC: Traveler’s Health
From the Centers for Disease Control, discussing all aspects of health and travel.
Chamber of Commerce.com Business Directory
Find Chambers of Commerce and official Tourism information from around the world.
Domestic Airline Fee Chart
A handy comparison list of U.S. domestic airline fees.
Etiquette Scholar
The Etiquette Scholar website is a comprehensive dining etiquette reference including not only western dining etiquette rules, but also international etiquette guidelines in recognition that the world is a shrinking place.
EuroCheapo
We have scoured Europe’s most popular cities to find hotels that are both welcoming and wallet-friendly. Also looks at cheap rail, bus, and rental car options.
Everything You Need To Prepare For A Long Car Journey Or Road Trip
Below you’ll find a collection of tools that can help you make any road trip a good one. But remember, tools aren’t enough, and as cheesy as it sounds, you definitely need to go into your trip with good spirits. Once you have that, collect your favorite tools from this list, and enjoy! (From MakeUseOf)
Finding Dulcinea: Travel
This Guide provides top-notch destination information, expert reviews, and access to competitively priced vacation packages next to convenient tools for booking all phases of your trip.
Fodors.com
Tips, information, and guides for the traveller.
International Travel News
Online site of monthly travel magazine covering budget to luxury travel for both independent adventurers and group tour takers.
Kwintessential
Country Profiles – Global Guide to Culture, Customs and Etiquette.
Lifehacker: Travel
Travel tips, driving, guests, air travel, more.
Locals Eats
LocalEats is your guide to the best local restaurants worldwide. … We do the research for you, gathering the opinions of critics and local bloggers, trusted friends, and site visitors.
MetroPlanet (Mass Transit Systems)
Maps and information on “subways, metros, undergrounds and other mass transit systems around the world.”
New York Times: Travel Topics
Browse the list … to find topic pages about places. Each topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published about the location on NYTimes.com.
One Bag
Tips on packing lightly but efficiently.
Packwhiz
Online packing list generator.
The Practical Nomad
Advice blog from an experienced traveller and author of travel books. Further FAQs and info are available on his main website.
Roadside America
Your Online Guide to Offbeat Tourist Attractions.
Sacred Destinations
A catalogue and travel guide to more than 1,500 (and counting!) sacred sites, holy places, pilgrimage destinations, historical religious sites and religious buildings and artifacts around the world.
SeatGuru
Find the best seats on the flight you are taking.
SkyScanner
A flight search engine which can help you find flights from multiple airline sites. With price information and a handy visual Cheap Flights Map.
Subway Maps
Browse printable subway maps from all over the world.
TimeAndDate.com: World Time Server
Click on or search for any major city to find not only time information, but weather, forecast, sunrise and sunset times, international dialing code, latitude and longitude, and major airports.
Time Out: the World’s Living Guide
Guides to 34 major cities worldwide.
Travel Channel
Information about travel and destinations from Discovery’s Travel Channel, as well as info about their tv shows.
Travel Etiquette
TravelEtiquette contains over 60 articles written by our experts who continually update and add new content. Short articles about local customs in destinations all around the world.
Travel Information.com
Free travel brouchures, guides, and maps for destinations in North America.
Travel.org
Directory of information, agents, lodgings, airlines, and places around the world.
Travel Warnings & Consular Info. Sheets
From the U.S. State Department.
Tipping Etiquette Around the World
An infographic summarizing tipping customs around the world, with additional information on tipping in the U.S.
Travel.State.Gov
Information not only for U.S. citizens travelling abroad, but for foreigners travelling to the U.S.
TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor scours the web to find unbiased articles, guidebook reviews and user comments on cities, hotels and activities in a given destination.
TripIt
TripIt is a personal travel assistant that automatically organizes all your travel plans. TripIt is free and makes it easy to… Quickly organize all your travel plans … Automatically get itineraries with all your plans… and more. Works from web browser or mobile.
TripWhat
Web and iPhone app with extensive information for tourists in selected major cities in the US and Canada.
TripWolf
tripwolf is a social travel guide for the discerning traveler that combines professional editorial travel tips with traveler generated content…
U.S. Department of State: Travel
Information concerning domestic and international travel both for U.S. citizens and for those visiting. Includes travel advice, warnings, policies, passport rules, and related info.
USA.gov: International Travel
Official information and services from the U.S. government.
Wikitravel
Wikitravel is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide travel guide. So far we have 8,511 destination guides and other articles written and edited by Wikitravellers from around the globe.
World Citizen’s Guide
Annotated links put together by students for students to use when going abroad in a nice clean interface.
World Heritage Center
A division of UNESCO devoted to highlighting and preserving cultural heritage sites around the world.
World Monuments Fund
Nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic art and architecture worldwide…. Includes list of their choice of the top 100 endangered monuments worldwide.
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