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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)
COVID-19 Coronavirus Around the World
616.343 Ulcers, (Buruli ulcer)
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)
617.6 Dentistry, Dentists, Dental surgery
617.7 Vision, Vision disorders, Color blindness, Eyeglasses, Contact lenses, Eyes, Ophthalmology
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, Housing and household equipment, Electric household appliances, Doors and windows, (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.
● The Avro Jetliner: The Story. CBC Avro Arrow Digital Archives.
● Aeronautics: How the Avro Arrow was built. Video: 8:00 min. from CBC Archives. CBC's Newsmagazine takes viewers behind the scenes at the Malton airport hangar where the Avro Arrow was tested and built, 1953.
● 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.
History of Aviation: Aircrafts Through Time from Jaco Aerospace.
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.
Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall. Aviation and spaceflight transformed the world 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.
● 10 Least Reliable Cars by Consumer Reports, Nov. 19, 2020. Consumer Reports' surveys reveal the models with the greatest risk of problems.
● 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.
Automobile History from History. The automobile was first invented and perfected in Germany and France in the late 1800s, though Americans quickly came to dominate the automotive industry in the first half of the twentieth century. Henry Ford innovated mass-production techniques that became standard, and Ford, General Motors and Chrysler emerged as the "Big Three" auto companies by the 1920s.
● History of the automobile from Wikipedia.
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 ...
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.
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.
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. Canada's largest auto classifieds site for new and used cars for sale. Buy or sell your car for free, compare car prices, plus reviews. 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 ®.
Canadian Used Car Prices from VMR Canada. What's It Really Worth? Exclusive VMR Wholesale Values, Value Projections, The Most Reliable Cars, Used Car Buyers Guide, Exotic Car Values (US), Classics 1946-1983, US Late Model Pricing. Most Popular: Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram, Ford F-150, GMC Sierra, Honda Civic, Honda CRV, Toyota RAV4.
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.
Car Buying Tips from Truliant Federal Credit Union. Recommended Guides include: What You Should Know Before Buying a Car, How to Buy a Car, How to Apply for Auto Loans, How to Get Pre-Approved for Auto Loans, How Do You Know If You Are Getting a Good Car Deal? 7 Steps to Negotiating a Good Price on Your Next Vehicle, How to Pay Off an Auto Loan Early, How to Buy a Car from a Private Seller, Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying a New vs. Used Car, When to Lease vs Buy? and more.
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 Classifications: Antique, Vintage and Classic Car from CarsDirect, June 17, 2020. Antique, vintage, and classic cars have subtle but important differences, and the terms shouldn't be used interchangeably.
● History of Classic Cars and Trucks from Classic Car History.
● 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.
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 Cars and Trucks for Sale Today from Classic Cars. Buy and sell classic cars.
● Search for a Classic Car. Advanced Search Options. Find your dream classic car by Specific Details: Year, Country location, Vehicle make and model, Key details, Vehicle type, Price, etc.
● Resource Guide: Catalogs for Parts, Financing, Inspections and Appraisals, Insurance, Online Auctions - Auto Hunter with Live Customer Service and Support available both online and by phone. The customer service staff is available to speak with you to answer any questions you may have about AutoHunter, as well as assisting you in listing your vehicle for auction, or for help with bidding. Email: info@AutoHunter.com, or call 480-845-6600.
Consumer Reports: New & Used Car Buying 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.
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.
The Future of Cars is Electric by Martin Eberhard, Co-founder of Tesla Motors, Aug 16, 2006.
● All-Electric Vehicle Basics from National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Illustrated. An all-electric vehicle (EV) uses a battery to store the electrical energy that powers the motor. Site includes Alternative Fueling Station Locator for Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers to find alternative fueling stations in the United States and Canada. The 3 main types of electric vehicles are 1. all-electric, 2. plug-in hybrid electric, and 3. fuel cell electric.
● Electric Cars 101: What You Need to Know About EVs by Chris Hardesty, Advice from Kelly Blue Book, Aug 30, 2022.
● Electric Car Features, Electric Car Benefits, Choosing an Electric Car from EVExperts.co.uk.
● How an Electric Car Works? Its Parts & Functions [Explained]. YouTube video, 18:37 min. Published on Oct 24, 2021 by How does a Car Engine work?
● How Do All-Electric Cars Work? From Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC), U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. All-electric vehicles, also referred to as battery electric vehicles (BEVs), have an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine. The vehicle uses a large traction battery pack to power the electric motor and must be plugged in to a wall outlet or charging equipment, also called electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). Because it runs on electricity, the vehicle emits no exhaust from a tailpipe and does not contain the typical liquid fuel components, such as a fuel pump, fuel line, or fuel tank. Site includes illustration of Key Components of an All-Electric Car.
● Tesla and the Future of Electric Cars.
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.
Most Fuel-Efficient Cars by Jeff S. Bartlett, Consumer Reports, Mar 8, 2022. Site spotlights the most fuel-efficient cars based on Consumer Reports' overall fuel-economy test results. See also: Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs, 10 Tips to Get the Most Out of a Tank of Gas, How to Get the Best Fuel Economy Now.
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.
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.
Pickup Truck Buying Guide by Consumer Reports, Feb. 16, 2021. Pickup Truck Ratings. Pickup Truck Ratings and Reliability.
● Trucklocator Search. Locate New and Used Trucks and Trailers for Sale. 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 from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation.
● Bicycle Safety from CDC. 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.
● Bicycle Safety: Smart Guide for Every Beginner Cyclist from Power Meter City. Contents include: All About Bicycle Safety. What Causes Cycling Accidents? What to Do If You Are Involved in an Accident. Even More Ways to Avoid Accidents: Check Your Equipment Before Riding, Protect and Register Your Bike, Follow the Rules of the Road, Use Hand Signals Properly, Be a Responsible Rider.
● Getting Started: Top Cycling Tips for Beginners by Phillip Sporidis, Athlos, Jul 5, 2021. General Cycling Tips: What distance should you ride as a beginner cyclist? What are the best clothing options for cycling? What safety precautions do you need to take when cycling? Be aware of your surroundings.
- Safety kits: Always carry a safety kit with you containing the following components: Patching kit, A spare tire tube, Tire iron (optional), and CO2 inflation cartridges or a pump.
- Look out for road hazards. Etiquette and tips for riding with other cyclists.
- General tips for cycling styles: Off-Road Riding. Races.
- Commuting: Go with the flow of the traffic. Obey all traffic laws and remember to yield for pedestrians. Always yield to oncoming traffic, and watch out for parked vehicles and other obstacles in your way.
- Tips for long-distance training or racing.
- Final tip: Stretch before your ride.
● 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.
Cycle World - Buyer's Guide. Shop for motorcycles by brand, model, or type. Check out the latest specifications, pricing, previews, road tests, and comparisons to discover the motorcycle that will best suit your riding needs.
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.
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, 11 May 2021. 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 Clearinghouse for Older Road User Safety (ChORUS), a project of the Roadway Safety Foundation, a non-profit located in Washington, DC.
● Eyesight and Driving: 4 Things You Need to Know as You Age from Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center in Arizona.
● Managing Slower Driver Reaction Times by The DriveSafety Team, Dec 3, 2018. "Responding quickly to roadway changes can mean the difference between life and death." While the most effective way for how to improve reaction time is to exercise your mind and body, there are ways to compensate for slower reaction times and eliminate driving distractions. AAA offers tips to senior drivers on improving reaction times and managing slower reaction times to maintain safe driving.
● Driver Safety. Information on safe driving techniques, navigating dangerous road conditions and avoiding accidents from AARP. Claim your safe driver discount! When you take the AARP Smart Driver course, you could be eligible for a multi-year discount on your auto insurance.
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.
● What to Do After a Car Accident from Arash Law, Injury Lawyers in California. Some essential things to do after a car accident occurs: 1. Get medical attention. 2. Work with law enforcement on the scene. 3. Get photos and videos (if safe). 4. Consult with a personal injury lawyer.
What not to do after a car accident: 1. Do not admit fault. 2. Do not discuss what happened to cause the accident. 3. Do not confront the other driver.
FAQs include: How do I file a police report? Where should I go to get medical treatment? How do I know if I need follow-up medical care? How do I file an insurance claim? What should I say to the insurance company? What type of lawyer do I need? What happens if I can't get a fair settlement offer? Will I have to go to court? What will it cost me to hire a lawyer?
● 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.
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.
● The Dangers of Drowsy Driving by Jessica Banks, Sleepopolis, Sep 29, 2022. What is drowsy driving? What are common signs of drowsy driving? Truck Driver Fatigue. What is microsleep? How can you avoid drowsy driving? What to do if you catch yourself driving drowsy.
● 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.
● Drowsy Driving from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Drowsy driving kills - but is preventable. Drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 crashes a year, resulting in 1,550 deaths and 40,000 injuries, according to NHTSA.
● Some Medicines and Driving Don’t Mix from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
● Sleeping and Driving Don't Mix. Try the Drowsy Driving Quiz from Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), U.S. Department of Transportation.
● Which medical conditions affect your driving? By Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE, Reviewed by Dr Colin Tidy, Patient.info, Jul 5, 2019. "Epilepsy is perhaps the most obvious medical reason people shouldn't drive - seizures can sometimes cause complete loss of consciousness with no warning ... Blackouts ... Neurological conditions: Multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson's disease and other conditions affecting your nervous system can all affect your ability to drive ... Angina ..."
● Driving with dementia from Alzheimer Society. Understanding driving ability, Risky driving behaviours caused by dementia, Strategies to manage your driving ability, Knowing when to stop driving - Assessing your abilities - When your abilities have changed to the point that the risk of a collision becomes more likely, it's no longer safe for you to continue driving. You should stop driving as soon as possible. Transitioning to living without driving.
● Age and Driving Safety Tips from HelpGuide.org.
● 10 Safe Driving Tips for Older Adults, Farm Bureau Financial Services (FBFS), May 16, 2022.
● 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.
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
● Greenhouse Gas Emissions from a Typical Passenger Vehicle from EPA. Calculation Details and More Information about GHG Emissions from a Typical Passenger Vehicle. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from a Typical Passenger Vehicle (PDF). A typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.
● 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, 10:27 min. Published on Apr 1, 2017 by Clip Station.
● Best of Ultimate Retarded Drivers Fails, Extreme Driving Fails July 2017. YouTube video, 10:10 min. Published on Jul 5, 2017 by 1 Car Crash Compilation.
● 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 - Vehicle & Road Safety.
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.
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.
DMV Permit Test. Pass your DMV Written Test! DMV Practice Tests. 100% Free. STUDY: Answer real DMV questions and get immediate feedback. Free. No registration required. PRACTICE: Take as many practice tests as you want, until you're ready to take the real DMV test! Train with DMV Permit Test to pass your official DMV test. Take a practice test. Review the correct answers. Learn. Repeat. If you pass your online written tests several times in a row, you're ready to take the real DMV test! Select a State, A-Z from Alabama to Wyoming for your appropriate DMV PRACTICE TEST.
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 from MADD. Drunk Driving does not discriminate. Drunk driving is the #1 cause of death on our roadways.
● Driving Under the Influence of Drugs from MADD.
● Statistics from MADD. The numbers don't lie. The destructive force of drunk and drugged driving must end.
● Impaired Driving.
● 8 Driving Safety Tips For Teen And First-Time Drivers from Christian Brothers Automotive.
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.
● Learn the ABCs of Car Care from Car Care Council, August 18, 2020.
● Car Care Guide. Be Car Care Aware - Car Care Guide.
● 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.
● 7 Stunning Statistics and Figures About Drugged Driving. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 12.6 million people over the age of 16 drove while they were intoxicated by illicit drugs.
● 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.
● Child Pedestrian Safety from NST Attorneys at Law. Pedestrian Safety Tips for Children and Parents. "Nearly 80% of all child pedestrian deaths occur at non-intersection locations ... You may not realize this, but the 5th leading cause of death for children between the ages of 5-19 is pedestrian-related accidents. Every week there are approximately five teen pedestrian deaths in the United States. Although teens make up around 25% of all children, they account for 50% of all pedestrian fatalities ..."
● 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.
An Essential Road Safety Guide for Understanding Driver Fatigue. Tips and advice to avoid road accidents from Hendy Car & Van Store, UK. Fatigue and tiredness behind the wheel is one of the biggest killers on UK roads. In fact, it's estimated as many as 300 people die each year as a result of someone falling asleep while driving. Content: Tiredness at the wheel, or driving fatigue - causes as well as the preventative measures. Driver fatigue statistics. Causes of driving fatigue. Advice for staying awake while driving. Driving fatigue - the law. Note: Falling asleep behind the wheel is classified as dangerous driving.
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.
Headlight Restoration using Toothpaste. YouTube video, 3:40 min. Published by ChrisFix, Jun 25, 2014. Learn how to clean headlights with toothpaste and restore yellow headlights so they are clear again.
● How to Restore Headlights PERMANENTLY. YouTube video, 12:47 min. Published by ChrisFix, Oct 16, 2014. "This video will show you how to clean and restore your headlights [using Clear Coat] so they will never turn yellow or hazy again! ... My method will first make the headlight clear by wet sanding and then put a UV coat on it to seal it in."
● How To Restore Headlights PERMANENTLY (Better Than a BRAND NEW Headlight). YouTube video, 10:33 min. Published by Junky DIY guy, Jan 17, 2019.
● How to SUPER CLEAN your Engine Bay. YouTube video, 21:58 min. Published by ChrisFix, Jul 11, 2017.
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 Fuels
● 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.
● 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.
● Teen Car Driving Safety from NST Attorneys at Law.
● Teen Drinking & Driving from NST Attorneys at Law. "Compared to more experienced drivers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that teen drivers are three times more likely to be in a fatal crash, and the consumption of alcohol significantly increases this risk for teen drivers." Includes: The Power of a Parent - Tips to keep your teen safe.
Road Test Tips: Your Ultimate Guide to Passing Your Driving Test from Find a Driving School in Canada.
● Permit Test Practice. Prepare, Practice and Pass Your Permit Test in the United States. The #1 permit test preparation website. This is the only site to offer comprehensive permit test preparation - for free. Select your State to begin your Permit Test. Car Practice Test Levels: Easy, Hard, Expert, and Exam Simulator. Site also provides Flash Cards, Road Signs, Cheat Sheet, Handbook, Answers.
● How to Pass Your Driving Test: Driving Test Tips from Driving Tests.
● 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."
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.
Texting and Driving Laws from InfoTracer, Instant Public Records Search. Details on Texting & Driving Laws, Punishments for Texting While Driving, Cell Phone Bans, and more.
Texting and Driving Safety from InfoTracer, Instant Public Records Search. Contains information, statistics and guides on texting and driving, and more (with HQ infographics).
Texting and Driving Statistics from InfoTracer, Instant Public Records Search. Include information and statistics about texting and driving.
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
What Does a Vehicle History Report Tell You? By John M. Vincent, U.S. News & World Report, Nov. 30, 2018. Vehicle history reports provide details about a car's ownership, accident history, title status, mileage, and more. You'll just need to know the car's vehicle identification number (VIN) to get started. This guide will walk you through all of the different types of information you can find in a report on a vehicle's history, including:
How Do I Get a Vehicle History Report?
Has the Car Been in Any Accidents?
Has the Vehicle Suffered Any Other Damage?
What Is Its Title History?
Where and When Has It Been Sold?
How Many Owners Has It Had?
What Mileage Should the Odometer Show? and more.
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.
Rice from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
● What to know about rice by Atli Arnarson Ph.D., Medically reviewed by Kathy W. Warwick, R.D., CDE, Medical News Today, Mar 14, 2020. Contents: Nutrition, White vs. brown rice, Benefits of brown rice, Risks.
● Rice: The Nutrition Sourcee from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Rice is a main staple in more than 100 countries worldwide. Whole: Just like all whole grains, rice naturally contains three edible components - the bran, germ, and endosperm (the inedible hull is removed). Rice and Health: Diabetes, Cardiovascular health, Should I be concerned about arsenic in rice?
● 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.
● 6 Classes of Wheat and Their Uses from Nebraska Wheat. The six classes grown in the U.S. are Hard Red Winter, Hard Red Spring, Soft Red Winter, Soft White, Hard White, and Durum. Winter wheat is planted in the fall and harvested in the spring and summer, while spring wheat is planted in the spring and harvested in late summer and early fall.
● 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.
● Food Interesting facts about wheat from JustFunFacts.
● 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.
● Wheat Growth Stages and Associated Management by Laura E. Lindsey, Pierce Paul, and Edwin Lentz, Ohio State University (OSU), College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
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. From Unsplash.
Fire: Learn about Wildland Fire from National Park Service (NPS).
● 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.
● Glossary of Fire Terms - National Wildfire Coordinating Group Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology from Division of Forestry & Fire Protection, State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources.
● NFPA's glossary of fire terms for the media from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
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.
10 Must-See Virtual Gardens in the UK by Nina Haigh, July 2022.
1. Kew Gardens
2. Woodlands Farm
3. West Dean
4. Highgrove Gardens
5. Waddeson Manor Gardens
6. RHS Wisley
7. Birmingham Botanic Gardens
8. Stockton Bury Gardens
9. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RGBE)
10. Arundel Castle Gardens
A Beginner's Guide to Basic Gardening: Tools, Soil, and More. Very thorough gardening tips from Handyman Reviewed, Jan 18, 2022. Topics covered:
- Basic Gardening Elements: Soil, Water Source, Sunlight;
- Types of Gardening Methods / Gardening Techniques: In-ground Gardening, Raised Gardening, Container Gardening, Vertical Gardening, Hydroponic Gardening;
- Comparison of Gardening Methods;
- Starter Vegetables: Lettuce, Carrots, Beans, Garlic, Cucumbers;
- Taking Care of Your Garden, Maintenance: Fertilizers, Pest Control;
- Tools and Equipment: Gardening Gloves, Hand Trowel, Spade, Shovel, Pruning Shears, Rake, Garden Hose / Watering Can.
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).
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.
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.
Lawn Care from Tree Care Experts. Lawn care is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy lawn. Factors that go into caring for one's lawn, include choosing the right grass, soil improvement, fertilizing, weed prevention, seeding, and aerating. Additionally, lawns need to be mowed regularly and adequate water must be provided.
Lionhead Golf & Country Club. Take a hole-by-hole tour of the Legends and Masters Courses complete with yardages, pictures, tips and spectacular Heli-Golf videos. (View an example of the work of turfgrass professionals from a helicopter). [Note: COVID-19 Pandemic may affect opening of golf courses.]
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.
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).
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, Healthy People.Keeping Pets Healthy Keeps People Healthy Too! Pets sometimes carry germs that can make people sick. The diseases people get from animals are known as zoonotic (zoe-oh-NOT-ic) diseases. Understand the Risks and Benefits of Pets. 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.
●American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) from Wikipedia. Includes Veterinary Education, Pet Owner Education.
● AAHA - Pet Health Resources from American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
● Pet Owner Resources from AAHA. Ask AAHA: Answers from the experts.
● Find a VCA Hospital in the United States. Locate a hospital near you, Book an Appointment, or get contact information. Use the Filter Results dropdown to select specific services you are interested in sorting by. Enter Zip Code OR Address and City, Filter Results: All Hospitals, A-All Hospitals, V-Primary Vet, S-Specialty Care, E-Emergency Care, B-Boarding & Grooming, C-Cat Only, P-Pet CancerCare Center, ResetApply, Search Radius. Veterinary Centers of America Inc. (VCA).
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.
9 Health Benefits of Owning a Dog by Courtney Elder, Medically reviewed by Marissa Walsh, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID, SingleCare, Jan 11, 2022. According to the American Pet Products Association, 70% of households in the United States have at least one pet, with 69 million households owning a dog. But, there are also benefits of having a dog that extend into your mental health and physical well-being: Statistics show that dog ownership can actually help to lengthen your life.
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 ...
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.
● 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.
● The 25 most heroic dogs in America Video 1:27 min. Published by Grant Suneson and John Harrington, 24/7 Wall Street, Jul 5, 2018. Every year, American Humane holds a nationwide vote that recognizes America's hero dogs in these categories: law enforcement/arson, service, therapy, military, search and rescue, guide/hearing and emerging hero (for "ordinary" dogs who do extraordinary things).
● 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).
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 age calculator: how old is my dog in human years? By Brooke Bundy, Medically reviewed by Dr. Dwight Alleyne, Betterpet, Sep 8, 2022. Yes, you could always multiply your dog's age by seven, but there's a better way. Use Betterpet's dog age calculator to understand the different stages of your dog's life.
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.
Health Benefits and Risks of Dog Ownership from A Pup Above. Dogs offer love, friendship, and companionship. This provides some mental health benefits. The physical benefits of owning a dog are shown over and over as adults are more active when they own a dog. They are out for regular walks and exercise, increasing their fitness levels. Older dog owners need to be cautious about falls as a result of the dog. Other topics include: How many dogs have been adopted? Most popular dog breeds in shelters.
How to Calculate Dog Years to Human Years by AKC Staff, American Kennel Club, Nov 20, 2019.
How to keep dogs safe in the car by Beth Ann Mayer, Medically reviewed by Dr. Michelle Diener, Jun 7, 2022. The importance of car safety for dogs. Keep your pets safe during your road trips. Site provides answers to: What is the safest way for a dog to ride in a car? Where should a dog sit in the car? How do you secure pets in a car? What are some effective safety devices for dogs in cars? Can I use normal seatbelts to keep my pet safe in the car?
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.
Top 5 Reasons Your Dog Is Not Eating (and Reasons to Head to the Vet) by Zoe James, A Pup Above, Aug 25, 2020.
Top 20 Reasons Why Your Dog Won't Eat or Drink (And Best Solutions) by Diana Beth Miller, TopDogTips, Jun 7, 2022.
Ultimate Guide to Gardening with Dogs by Happy DIY Home Staff, Mar 27, 2022. Why garden with your dog, Keeping your dog safe in the garden, Protect your garden from your dog, Involve your dog, Indoor gardens and dogs, Happy gardening with your dog. Remember that having fun and bonding with your dog is the most important thing ... Work with your dog consistently and calmly, and you'll have an ideal garden companion for years to come!
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.
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, Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat of BiteMeMore.com, May 11, 2020.
● How to Keep Your Kitchen Sponges Germ-Free, According to Our Test Kitchen by Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD, May 9, 2021. Our Test Kitchen pros share their tips on keeping your sponges clean and safe.
● 9 Tips That Will Help Keep Your Kitchen Germ-Free from Facts, Healthy Eating, TheDailyMeal.com.
● 10 Practical Tips to Keep a Germ-Free Kitchen from Aura Stone, Mar 27, 2020.
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 Things Homeowners Should 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 UnlockFood.ca, Nov 24, 2020.
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 UnlockFood.ca, Apr 26, 2018.
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 Frugal Village.
● 254 uses for Vinegar. And counting by Paul Michael, Wise Bread.
● 1001 Uses for White Vinegar from the Julie Kinnear Team, Oct 24, 2012
89 Genius Solutions to Simple Problems - Awesome Life Hacks from Viralnova, Trending Stories on the Web.
The Apartment Security Guide for Renters. Apartment security tips by Kasey Tross, Safewise.
● Home Safe Home: 8 Security Tips Every Family Needs from New Home Source.
● Home Invasion Robbery from Arizona State University (ASU) Center for Problem-Oriented Policing.
● Gated Community Access Control Issues as a Security Amenity by Chris E. McGoey, Crime Doctor, April 13, 2018.
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.
● 22 Benefits and Uses of Baking Soda by Ryan Raman, MS, RD and Rachael Link, MS, RD, Medically reviewed by Amy Richter, RD, Nutrition, Healthline, Nov 18, 2021.
● 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.
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 ...
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: 10 Creative Decluttering Tips by Joshua Becker, Becoming Minimalist, Oct 22, 2019.
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 Declutter Your Mind by Hailey Reissman, We Humans, TED Ideas, Feb 20, 2019. Suggestions from Ryder Carroll: 1. Create a mental inventory. 2. Consider why you're doing each of these things. 3. For every item on your list, ask two questions: "Is it vital?" and "Does it matter to me or someone I love?" 4. Take what's left, and divvy it up, i.e. break it into small, actionable projects. 5. Spend time every day - even if it's just five minutes - revising your inventory.
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 Handle Household Chemicals Safely from Gloves.com. Includes: How to Avoid Chemical Injuries, How to Protect Your Family from Hazardous Chemicals, First Aid Response to Chemical Emergencies, How to Dispose Chemical Wastes.
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 open a can without a can opener from smart Russians, LifeHacks. Needs some muscle strength plus availability of cement or concrete block.
● How to open a can of food using a spoon. How to Open a Can in an Emergency - Life Hack. YouTube video, 1:43 min. from DaveHax.com, Nov 11, 2016. Needs some muscle strength. Be very careful of sharp edges and consider wearing safety gloves.
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 from iA Financial Group. Water damage represents nearly 50% of home insurance claims. Here are some tips to avoid unpleasant surprises.
● 9 Tips to Avoid Water Damage to Your Home from McClain Insurance, Jan. 5, 2021. 1. Disconnect hoses. 2. Clean gutters and downspouts. 3. Maintain trees and vegetation. 4. Know your water main. 5. Maintain appliances. 6. Investigate and fix leaks promptly. 7. Install water detection devices. 8. Check your water pressure. 9. Monitor your water bill.
● 16 Ways to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home by Ronald Agrella, Learning Center, Insuramatch, Nov. 20, 2014. Tips with VIDEOS to show you how to: 1. Clean your gutters. 2. Check your downspouts. 3. Slope your yard. 4. Check your sump pump. 5. Look for leaky pipes. 6. Watch where you plant. 7. Ceiling and attic check. 8. Repair old, tired caulking. 9. Water bill anomalies. 10. Inspect the roof. 11. Use a drain snake, not chemicals. 12. Don't pour grease or fat down your sink. 13. Inspect washing machine supply lines. 14. Check the floor around your toilets, tubs, showers, and sinks. 15. Check your hot water heater. 16. Measure the humidity levels. The relative humidity should in your home should range between 30% and 50%.
● How to Prevent Water Damage from House Logic, National Association of Realtors. 3 easy prevention tips: 1. Ensure Good Drainage - Clean your gutters and direct downspouts 5-10 feet away from the house. 2. Test Your Sump Pump Regularly - at least once a year. 3. Check for Water Leaks and Fix Them - Fix ALL leaks and replace missing roof shingles.
● How to protect your home from water damage from Insurance Information Institute (III). Water damage is one of the most common and costliest disasters your home can experience, costing billions of dollars annually. Avoid soggy disasters with these tips:
Reseal your basement
Make sure water drains away from the building
Install a backwater valve
Inspect appliance hoses and faucets
Inspect showers and tubs
When away on vacation, shut off the water supply to the washing machine and never leave the house while the washer or dishwasher is running
Know the location of the main water shut-off valve in your home
Install an emergency pressure release valve in your plumbing system
Check plumbing and heating pipes
Caulk and seal windows
Inspect your roof for missing, damaged and aging shingles
Check your downspouts
Check sprinklers and irrigation systems
Install gutter guards to prevent gutter clogs
Store off-season and other bulk belongings in waterproof bins
Never store valuables or memorabilia where there is risk of destruction from water
Keep belongings stored on shelving off the floor in basements
Keep an up-to-date home inventory.
How to Remove Ice Dams - Roof Ice Dam Removal from IKO. Founded in 1951, IKO is a pioneer and leader in the global roofing and related products industry. The Roofs of Ancient Cultures. Blog from IKO, 24 Aug. 2020. "Since ancient times humans have had to find ways to protect their homes and valuables from the elements with a roof. While most Paleolithic or prehistoric people made huts and tents from reeds, wood, or animal hides, once culture came along, roofs began to change." The Roofs of Ancient Greece, Ancient Greek Temple Roofs, Ancient Chinese Roofs, Ancient Persian Roofing, Roofing in Ancient Egypt, Unique and Interesting Roofs from Around the World.
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 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.
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, Unfair or Deceptive Business Practices from Canadian Consumer Handbook. Other topics: 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.
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.
Fall Home Maintenance Checklist from Tarion.
● Fall home maintenance checklist from Rona.ca.
● Fall and Winter Home Maintenance Checklist by Enoch Omololu, Savvy New Canadians, July 19, 2020.
● Home maintenance checklist: Fall by Romana King, Money Sense, Nov. 5, 2014.
● Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) website, if needed. Find a Registered Home Inspector (RHI) from Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI).
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).
● Household Products from MedlinePlus.
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.
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.
Food Safety from Government of Canada. Learn safety tips for all food types. Also find information to protect those who are vulnerable to food poisoning, including facts on food allergies and recalls.
Food Safety from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Food Handling & Preparation: Meat & Fish, Poultry, Eggs.
Food Safety Education Month from CDC.
Foodborne Illness and Disease from U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
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.
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 #Ad 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) #Ad Paperback - June 11, 2010 by John Kallas.
● Edible Wild Plants: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar North American Species (A Pocket Naturalist Guide) #Ad
● Incredible Wild Edibles #Ad Paperback - November 1, 2017 by Samuel Thayer.
● Edible Wild Plants: Eastern/Central North America (Peterson Field Guides) #Ad Paperback - September 1, 1999 by Lee Allen Peterson (Author, Photographer) and Roger Tory Peterson (Editor, Illustrator).
All About Potatoes from Maine Potatoes. The Mighty Potato: A potato is a vegetable; Solanum tuberosumis is the scientific name for the potato. A small plant with large leaves, it contains a lot of starch and other carbohydrates. The part of the potato that people eat is a tuber that grows underground. Culinary Uses. Other Uses: Potatoes are used to brew alcoholic beverages such as vodka, potcheen, or akvavit. They are also used as food for domestic animals. Potato starch is used in the food industry, as ... thickeners and binders of soups and sauces; in the textile industry, as adhesives; and for the manufacturing of papers and boards. Maine companies are exploring the possibilities of using waste potatoes to obtain polylactic acid for use in plastic products; other research projects seek ways to use the starch as a base for biodegradable packaging.
International Year of the Potato from Wikipedia. The year 2008 was declared the International Year of the Potato by the United Nations, noting that the potato is a staple food in the diet of the world's population, and affirming the need to focus world attention on the role that the potato can play in providing food security and eradicating poverty.
International Year of the Potato from Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations. The potato [a tuber] is the world's number one non-grain food commodity, with production reaching a record 325 million tonnes in 2007.
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.
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.
● Chinese Dim Sum Menu Translator by Rhonda Parkinson, The Spruce Eats, Feb. 10, 2021. Dim Sum Menu Guide and Translator. Includes photos of dim sum dishes.
● 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.
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.
Recipes from All Recipes.
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.
Chinese Tea, Discover Chinese Tea Culture and History by Fercility Jiang, China Highlights, Oct 14, 2021. History of Chinese Tea, Chinese Tea Types, Chinese Tea Culture, Tips of Effective Tea Drinking.
History of Tea from Wikipedia.
Japanese Tea Ceremony from Wikipedia. See also The Japanese Tea Ceremony (Chaji) from Holy Mountain Trading Company, Tea Ceremony: Basic Information, Japanese Tea Ceremony, History of Japanese Tea Ceremony.
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.
31 Secrets Your Plumber Won't Tell You by Anna-Kaisa Walker, Reader's Digest, Jul. 21, 2021.
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).
ETO Doors. Established in 2005, ETO Doors manufactures and sells entryways for residential and commercial spaces. With more than a million doors sold to customers with a wide range of budgets, ETO knows how to deliver the door perfect for your needs and taste. ETO carries fire and impact rated doors in a range of options and styles. Our promise of greener living means we also carry Energy Star rated doors. In addition to our online store, ETO Doors has showrooms in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and New York.
To learn more about ETO Doors, see ETO Blog. Topics include:
*Doors with Glass: Should Your Front Door Have a Window?
*Making Sure Your Doors Are Properly Sealed
*Add Some Excitement to Your Front Entryway
*How to Choose a Front Entrance Door
*Interior & Closet Door Buying Guide
*Exterior Door Buying Guide
*French Door Buying Guide
*How to Shop for Wood Products Sustainably
*Wood Door Buying Guide
*Types of Wood That Are Best for Doors
*How to Measure a Door Jamb
*Best Material for a Front Door
*What Wood is Used for Front Doors?
*Is Steel or Fiberglass Better for a Front Door?
*How Much Does a Front Door Cost?
*Door Trim Ideas for Different Exterior Door Styles
Top 10 Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself from Family Handyman, Jul. 14, 2021.
10 Quick Tips for Removing Stains from Clothing by Alia Hoyt & the Editors of Publications International, Ltd., May 12, 2021.
33 Easy Spring Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Home by Caroline Picardand Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, Mar 9, 2021. Follow this checklist to get all of your appliances and rooms in order.
● 8 Tips for Green Cleaning by Marc Lallanilla, The Spruce, Oct 23,2017.
● How to Make a Non-Toxic Cleaning Kit.
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.
The Best Uses for Microfiber Cloths from Heloise. Try these hints for using them around the house.
Carpet Stain Removal Guide Index from STAINMASTER® Carpet.
Cleaning 101: Cleaner Basics. Technical Report No. 3/07 from Cimcool Fluid Technology, Cincinnati, Ohio. Ways Contaminants Are Removed. Basics of Cleaner Composition - Water is the most common solvent used for cleaning. Even though it is one of the most environmentally friendly
cleaners available, alone it does a poor job removing greases and soils. To improve cleaning efficiency, additional components must be formulated into a product.
● Daily Cleaning 101 - Step 1 "The Kitchen" from A Bowl Full of Lemons, Feb 18, 2013.
● Household Cleaning 101 from For the Love of Clean.
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.
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.
Homemade Stain Remover from TidyMom.net. This homemade stain remover aka "miracle cleaner" really does the job, it is inexpensive and easy to make. With just 3 simple household ingredients ... you can make your own DIY stain remover that will remove just about any stain!
Quick 'n Easy Stain Removal prepared by Janis Stone, Textiles and Clothing Specialist, Iowa State University.
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 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.
● First Aid for Stains from Pioneer Thinking.
How to Remove Stains: Stain Removal Guide from Tide. Browse by Stain Type.
● 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 Ernestine Porter, Extension textiles and consumer environment specialist, University of Idaho. Reprinted with slight alteration from Stain Removal from Washable Fabrics by Sharon Stevens, Textile and Apparel Management, University of Missouri Extension - Columbia, Jul 2015.
● 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 Almost Every Type of Stain by Lois Alter Mark, Readers Digest, Apr. 21, 2021. Expert tips for removing the most common stains from clothes, carpets, and countertops.
● How to Get (Almost) Every Kind of Stain Out of Your Clothes by . YouTube video, 4:07 min. Published by Rachael Ray Show, Apr 2, 2018. The owner of Madame Paulette's (one of the oldest dry cleaners in NYC) reveals his secret formulas for getting out wine, coffee, sweat, grease, lipstick + more.
"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."
12 Things to Know before Painting Moldy Spaces at Home by Pro Painter Phil Ash, Pro Paint Corner, Feb 4, 2022. If you cannot control the mold before painting, the problem could get worse. Thus, it is crucial to find what caused the mold before you paint moldy surfaces. This article provides you with a comprehensive understanding of mold, why it is growing in your home, the health problems it can cause, how you can stop it before it becomes a catastrophe, and how you can prepare moldy walls before you paint.
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?
Dealing with Mold and Mildew in Your Flood Damaged Home from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, circa 2021.
Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments. Executive Summary, Introduction, Health Issues, Environmental Assessment, Remediation, Hazard Communication, Conclusion.
How Invisible Stuff Like Mold Can Destroy a House by Sam Smith, Regional Foundation Repair Consultant. How can mold be invisible/dormant in a home? Why is invisible mold dangerous? What should you do if you find invisible mold?
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.
Mold from United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Molds are part of the natural environment, and can be found everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Mold is not usually a problem, unless it begins growing indoors. The best way to control mold growth is to control moisture. This website provides guidance about mold and moisture for homes, schools, multifamily and commercial buildings. Molds can have a big impact on indoor air quality.
See:A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home.
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.
● Basic Facts about Mold and Dampness from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health, August 11, 2020.
● 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 by Kathy Adams, Home Guides.
● 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.
Public health and economic impact of dampness and mold by David Mudarri and W.J. Fisk. Abstract. Article published in Indoor Air 17(3):226-35, July 2007. Source: PubMed. Abstract from ResearchGate. They estimate that number of asthma cases attributable to exposure in home is 4.6 million, at $3.5 billion annual cost.
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.
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. Seven tips for being the best parent you can be by Lori Fireman, Active for Life, Feb 4, 2015.
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.
How to Sleep Train Your Baby by Craig Canapari, M.D. New York Times, April 18, 2020. Sleep training is a safe and effective tool to help babies learn to soothe themselves at night.
10 Steps for Existing Amazon Sellers to Launch Their Own E-Commerce Stores by Jack Zhou, Sourcingbro, Sep. 7, 2021. "Around 50% of all consumers in the US hoping to buy something online will end up on Amazon.com. This explains why the Amazon Marketplace has more than 6.3 million sellers. Out of these sellers, 1.5 million are active. According to the Jungle Scout's 2021 State of the Amazon Seller, 21% of Amazon sellers plan to 'launch their own e-commerce store.'" This article presents the steps you can follow to launch your e-commerce store.
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 for Entrepreneurs. Glossary from Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).
● Glossary of Business Terms - A-Z from the Guardian.
● Complete A to Z Online Business Glossary from Course Method.
● Accounting, Business Studies and Economics Dictionary. The ABC's of Accounting, Business Studies and Economics from ITS Education Asia (if it's education, it is ITS), Pathways to Learning, since 2005.
● Accounting Terms/Accounting Dictionary/Accounting Glossary from VentureLine. Largest Online Accounting Dictionary - Over 4,200 Accounting Terms.
● Deardorffs' Glossary of International Economics by Alan V. Deardorff, John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy [or Department of Economics], University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Canada: 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.
● What Is Ecommerce? By Hannah McNamee, The Ecomm Manager, Apr. 20, 2021.
Defining Ecommerce: Ecommerce is a business model that involves the selling and buying of goods and services over the internet.
Types of Ecommerce: B2C, B2B, C2B, CTC.
The History of Ecommerce: The Ecommerce Timeline.
How Ecommerce Works: B2C Process Model for E-Commerce Website, Types of Ecommerce Website: Physical goods, Digital products, Services, Dropshipping, Features of an Ecommerce Website.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Ecommerce.
How Ecommerce Has Changed Business.
The Future of Ecommerce.
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 E-commerce from OkCredit.
● 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 a business from home: Everything you need to know. Starting a business from home in 8 steps from Solo.co, Jun 2022.
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, Sep. 26, 2012.
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.
17 Interview Tips to Help You Get the Job from Indeed Career Guide, 25 Aug. 2020.
Competency-Based Questions. Interview Advice, Interview Questions from WikiJob, June 21, 2021. This guide outlines the most popular competencies that you will come across during your job search.
Why are Competency Based Questions Used at Interview?
What Does a Competency-Based Interview Usually Involve?
What Are Competencies?
Typical Competency-Based Interview Structure
Who Uses Competency Interviews?
Will I Be Given a Competency Interview?
Key Competency: Motivation & Commitment to Career.
Competency-Based Interview: The first 60 seconds.
Interview Advice, Interview Preparation, Interview Questions from WikiJob. Answer these interview questions:
What are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Questions to ask your interviewer
Why are you applying for this position?
What makes you unique?
What interests you about this job?
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Top 10 Job Interview Questions and Best Answers by Alison Doyle, The Balance Careers, 7 Mar. 2021. How to Answer the Most Common Interview Questions. Contents:
Top 10 Interview Questions & Answers
100+ Common Interview Questions
Questions to Ask the Interviewer
What the Interviewer Shouldn't Ask
How to Prepare for a Job Interview
How to Make the Best Impression
Top Interview Questions 2021: From Most Common to Most Unusual by Jacques Buffett, Career Expert, Zety, 14 Apr. 2021. Percentage of candidates who reported being asked the top five questions on Zety's list:
Tell me about yourself - 94%
Tell me about a challenge or conflict you faced at work and how did you deal with it? - 82%
What are your greatest strengths? - 91%
How did you hear about this position? - 84%
What are your greatest weaknesses? - 80%
Your Ultimate Guide to Answering the Most Common Interview Questions by The Muse Editor.
7 Essential Steps for a Successful Local Marketing Strategy by Ravi Sharma, Website Magazine, Sep 16, 2022. "By spending a bit of time optimizing your local profiles, directory listings, social media accounts, and reviews, you'll see more and more customers arriving at your website and storefront."
Business networking from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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.
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 from Bidorbuy.
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.
Online Auction Listings in Ontario, Canada.
Top 60 Best Online Auction Sites | Complete Review from CharityAuctions Today.
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.
All States USA Directory - Shopping.
● U.S. Online Stores. United States Shopping Online Stores Directory - List of American Online Stores from Ezilon USA.
● Shopping Directory. United States online shopping directory, offering categorized online shops listings and auction websites, from Shop and Box.
BuyItCanada.com. Canada online shopping & Canadian gift giving stores.
Canada Shopping Centres Directory. Search Canadian shopping centres sorted by Provinces and Territories.
Canadian Internet Shopping. Canada's Online Shopping Directory.
Complaints Board. Check out Latest Complaints.
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.
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.
● Canadian Advertising and Marketing Law from Canadian Advertising/Marketing Lawyer, a Toronto based Canadian competition, advertising, contest and regulatory law firm.
Advertising in Canada is primarily regulated at the federal and provincial levels. These include laws of "general application" that can apply to any advertising claim that is false or misleading and legislation governing particular types of advertising, such as anti-spam law (CASL), promotional contests, endorsements and testimonials (i.e., influencer marketing), "ordinary selling price" (OSP) claims and sales, consumer packaging and labelling and performance claims, among many others.
In addition to federal and provincial legislation, many sector-specific and profession-specific codes of conduct can apply, as well as social media platforms' rules, depending on the type of marketing and medium.
Telemarketing Fraud. Tips to combat telemarketing fraud, from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
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. 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.
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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.
● 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 from Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). Biotechnology is defined as the use of biological processes, organisms, or systems to manufacture products intended to improve the quality of human life. Today, biotech contributes to many industries, notably healthcare.
● Fact Sheet: Benefits of Food Biotechnology by Food Insight, May 12 2013. Last updated Apr 19 2016.
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.
● Potential benefits and risks of genetic engineering from BBC.co.uk. There are many benefits to using genetic engineering. It is used in agriculture to do things such as, improve the yields of important economic crops, and provide insect or pest resistance. It is also used in the medical field to create insulin, which can be used for treating diabetes. But, as with most new technology, it also carries potential risks.
● Pros and Cons of Genetic Engineering from Conserve Energy Future. 'Genetic engineering' is the process to alter the structure and nature of genes in human beings, animals or foods using techniques like molecular cloning and transformation. In other words, it is the process of adding or modifying DNA in an organism to bring about a great deal of transformation.
Various Pros of Genetic Engineering:
1. Tackling and Defeating Diseases
2. Getting Rid of All Illnesses in Young and Unborn Children
3. Potential to Live Longer
4. Produce New Foods
5. Organisms Can be ‘Tailor-Made’
6. Faster Growth in Animals and Plants
7. Pest and Disease Resistance
Various Cons of Genetic Engineering
1. Is it 'Right'?
2. May Lead to Genetic Defects
3. Limits Genetic Diversity
4. Can it Go Too Far?
5. Reduced Nutritional Value
6. Risky Pathogens
7. Negative Side Effects
8. Unfavorable Diversity
● Genetic Engineering and the Risk of Harm by Matti Häyry & Tuija Lehto, Bioethics and Medical Ethics, 1998. The paper indexed was given at the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, in Boston, Massachusetts from August 10-15, 1998.
● Why Genetic Engineering Is So Dangerous by Barry Commoner, Human Genome Project. Background by Barry Commoner (founder of the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems, Queens College, CUNY).
● Risks of Genetic Engineering from Down to Earth, Organic and Natural. "Down to Earth is opposed to the development of products containing GMOs because we believe they may pose health, safety, and other potential risks that far outweigh the purported benefits."
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.
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."
6 Common Fireworks-Related Injuries by Chris Illiades, MD, Health Grades, July 24, 2021.
2020 Fireworks Annual Report from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
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: the art and science by Hayley Bennett, and Adam Boxer, Education in Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, 29 August 2019. The chemistry of pyrotechnics.
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.
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 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).
What You Need to Know Before Getting a Tattoo from Healthline.
21 Things to Know Before You Get a Tattoo. Everything you need to know about getting your first tattoo by Chelsey Pippin, BuzzFeed Staff, UK, Oct 23, 2014.
About Steel from World Steel. Steel is the world's most important engineering and construction material. It is used in every aspect of our lives; in cars and construction products, refrigerators and washing machines, cargo ships and surgical scalpels. It can be recycled over and over again without loss of property. What is steel? Iron is made by removing oxygen and other impurities from iron ore. When iron is combined with carbon, recycled steel and small amounts of other elements it becomes steel. Steel Facts.
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 from American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).
● Steel Glossary from World Steel.
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.
"Amazing And Honest Guys!" Review for My Friend Lee Contractor. Average customer rating: 10 10 (1 reviews).
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