sites to visit on the web
Chinese New Year: Say goodbye to
the year of the Dragon :( and Hello to the Year of the
Snake with links and history about this January Holiday.
"I have a dream that my four little children will
one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by
the color of their skin but by the content of their
character." Martin Luther King: January 15.
Arts, Literature, Pop Culture, Media
Volkswagen has long
been an icon of innovative advertising. Now the carmaker
has teamed up with AtomFilms, the leading Web film site,
to offer exclusive independent films at its vw.com Web
site. The site is organized like a drive-in theater --
you have to choose a Volkswagen to get there. The films
are exclusive to VW, and they'll change each month. There
will be world premiers, too. You can also learn about
VW's cars, and even buy one if you like. Click here to visit
the VW Drive-In!
detective, beloved heroine, and ideal role model for
girls--Nancy Drew has solved more than 140 mysteries and
earned her place in the hearts of many since her birth 70
years ago. Nancy's foray into Web life includes a series
of mysteries that invite participation. The site also
features a complete list of all Nancy Drew books, as well
as the first chapters of many of them. There are
discussion groups for adults, where fans debate the
merits of earlier books versus more recent ones, which of
the series's ghostwriters were the best, and what Nancy
would be doing if she were older. Essays like
"Knowing Nancy" and "I Owe It All to Nancy
Drew" examine the influence and legacy of this
amateur sleuth and place her in a historical context.
Teachers will find lesson plans to assist them in using
the books as engaging classroom resources. With its
wide-ranging material, NancyDrew.com removes the mystery
from Nancy's history, providing entertainment for all
HealthyUpdate is a fantastic
site for anyone interested in self-healing and healthy
living. Read wonderful articles and interviews by the
most respected personalities in the field of healing and
alternative medicine. This site provides the latest news
and valuable resources from the world of healthy living,
alternative medicine and Self-Managed Care.
Superbowl XXXV official site.
As the NBA season heats up, there's no shortage of
basketball commentary. OnHoops joins the media
flurry with a blend of humor and opinion. With features
such as the "Golden Chuck Awards" and the
"Journeyman Chump Register," this website
proves that it's not afraid to alternately cheer wildly
or vent its frustrations about the state of the league.
Candid NBA analysis appears in such forms as "The
Top 5 Bonehead Plays" and "69 Stupidest
Predictions of the 1990s." A site that prides itself
on individuality combined with speed, OnHoops
gives the online basketball world an up-to-date dose of
Visit HouseNet, the ultimate
home-improvement resource for anyone who wants to
"do-it-yourself." This site houses wonderful
information and helpful hints about anything you may want
to do around the house. Get information on many different
topics -- home improvement, gardening, home decorating,
remodeling, entertaining, sewing, and even real estate.
Find a Better Credit Card: If you're looking for a better
deal on a credit card, a good place to start is Cardratings.org, the Web site of
US Citizens for Fair Credit Card Terms (CFCCT) and
"Your Source for Credit Card Information." The
CFCCT is "a grassroots, consumer credit
organization" that "fights credit card
debt" by finding the best cards and telling
consumers about them. They're the most popular consumer
credit organization devoted to credit cards on the Web,
based on tracking; they're unaffiliated; and best of all
they don't charge for their services.
Computer and Internet Gems
Customer service ain't what it used to be.
For all the hoopla about customer cool lines, getting a
real response to your problem is like downloading
graphics with a 28.8 modem. Perhaps ecomplaints.com can help. If you
have a complaint, the site helps you put it in writing
and forwards it to the offending company. If you're
interested in reading other people's complaints, you can
search through their extensive database, which also
describes company response, if any. There are tips on how
to write a complaint letter, and even an online screamer
to help you vent your frustration. Make sure your volume
is set low.