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Interesting Web Sites to Visit

Useful information

  • AARP on Retirement Planning: help to start your investment planning. Information on checking, budget, investing, insurance, and retirement planning
  • BPHLS: A free service for those who can't read standard print due to a visual, physical or organic reading disability.  Talking books, braille books, descriptive video, and large print books

  • Disability.gov: Designed to to provide one-stop online access to resources, services, and information available throughout the Federal government

  • Intellicast: Get live weather radar, anytime of day

  • Mapquest: Maps, driving directions, and satellite view

  • Merck Home Health Handbook: Clear explanations of diseases, conditions, and treatments

  • Mississippi Public Broadcasting: Read or listen. NPR news, local news, weekly shows

  • Mobility Advisor: an educational guide on wheel chair options, mobility aids, disability resources, and recreational outlets that enhance the lives of individuals of all ages who need mobility assistance

  • That All May Read: for the blind and physically handicapped.  Braille and audio materials by postage-free mail; screen readers, magazines and more

  • National Public Radio (NPR):  News and information. Read or listen

  • On Guard Online: Information on Internet safety from the federal government

  • On the Issues: See every candidate's view on every issue

  • Senior Citizens' Resource: Links for seniors from the federal government

  • U. S. Government: Where you’ll find anything to do with our government

  • U.S.Government - Forms: Federal forms most used by the public

Funny/Fascinating

  • Snopes: Find out the truth about rumors, urban legends, scams and misinformation on the web

  • YouTube: All kinds of videos,  including  how-to’s, posted by individuals and groups

  • Smithsonian Institute: See their encyclopedia, online exhibitions, and magazine articles

Shopping

  • Amazon: Find books, movies, Kindle and e-books

  • E-Bay: Online auctions.  Individuals list their items and you bid

  • Craig’s List: Select your state and zip code and shop/sell locally

Computers

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  • Ask Leo: Answers to computer questions.  Enter your key search words and get an explanation in easy-to-understand language

  • Free Online Typing Course: Multi-lesson typing course.  Also in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Free, but users must register

  • Keyboard tutorial: A pleasant British voice explains how to use the computer keyboard.  Video and practice

  • Mousing Around: Excellent tutorial for mouse skills

  • Mouse Exercises: Learn to click, double-click, and drag & drop

  • Mouse Tutorial: Practice mouse skills

  • New User Tutorial: For brand-new computer users: mouse skills and more

Of General Interest                   

  • All Recipes: One of many recipe collections on the web.  Explore by category or ingredient

  • Car Talk: Website for the NPR radio show.  Car repair tips, reviews of mechanics, and the weekly puzzler

  • Food Network: Recipes, chefs and TV episodes

  • Hulu: Free television shows and movies to watch on your computer

  • Solitaire: Play cards – it’s good mouse practice!