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INCREDIBLY USEFUL
Sites

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PERSONAL SITES

Hot Time in Any City
1)
CitySearch                                    [citysearch.com]
You can get the most out of a city with this site.  Providing guides for more than 1 00 cities worldwide, it helps you find and plan what you want to do, then lets you take action.
 

Get Ready for Higher Education
2) Embark
                                           [embark.com]
Prospective students can research schools and apply for admission and even loans online.

Everything Entertainment
3) E! Online
                                          [eonline.com]
Entertainment coverage - and gossip.  With news updated throughout the day, Hollywood junkies can get frequent fixes.

Silver Screen Genius
4) Internet Movie Database
            [imdb.coml
IMDB can't make the films any better, but it can tell you everything you ever wanted to know about them and then some: cast, crew, gaffes, release dates, and producers - even memorable quotes.

A World of Knowledge
5) Britannica.com
                             [britannica.com]
All the encyclopedia content is online, nicely organized so that searching on Charles Lindbergh also brings up an entry on Bruno Hauptmann (his son's kidnapper). You'll also get links to related articles from more than 70 journals and magazines.           

Successful Searches
6) Google                                             [google.com]

This search engine has an uncanny knack for locating the exact sites that fit your query.

A Doctor in the House
7) WebMD
                                           [webmd.com]
Standout features, such as clinical-trial listings and self-care guides, make this site a winning prescription.             

Power Shopping
8) mySimon                                         [mysimon.com]
With 17 categories, thousands of products, and dozens of prices on each, this is probably the best comparative-price shopping engine on the Web.

Cook Like the Pros
9) Cooking.com
                                  [cooking.com]
Cooking.com offers a great assortment of cookware, accessories, and specialty foods. It also mixes in useful recipes, menus, and cooking tips from well-known chefs.

Fly Away from Here
10)
Expedia                                          [expedia.coml
Travel resources galore here - and don't skip the money-saving Fare Calendar.

BUSINESS SITES

The News, Right Now
11)
CNN                                                 [cnn.com]
This superb news site gives a wealth of multimedia content without stinting on the written word.

Taking Stock
12) The Motley Fool
                            [fool.com]
Here, you'll find market news, quotes, and financial commentary, an extremely active message board with terrific tools that let you see the latest postings by people you trust and ignore postings by genuine fools.

Building a Business
13) BCentral
                                       [bcentral.com]
Microsoft has put together a terrific suite of tools for small businesses.

Web Mastering
14) Homestead
(Web Authoring)
                                 [homestead.com]
An affordable Web hosting service, featuring excellent online drag and drop site-building tools.

Free Mail
15) Hotmail (E-mail)
                          [hotmail.com]
One of the best free e-mail services available today, it includes an address book, a BCC function, and junk-mail filtering features.

Bookkeeping Prowess
16)
Oracle Small
Business Suite
                                   [netledger.com]
Accounting without a CPA or any software.  Just bring your balance sheets and your browser.

Let People Be Your Guides
17) About.com                                    [about.com]

When search engines fail, About's human guides steer you in the right direction.

Job Hunt Heavyweight
18) Monster.com
                               [monster.coml
One of the best job-posting sites on the Web today, and the r6sum6-management tools have improved nearly to an art form.

The Independent Guide to Technology
19) PCMag.com
                                 [pcmag.com]
The companion website to PC Magazine features free downloads, extra product reviews, buying guides, and more.

High-Tech Gurus
20) ExtremeTech.com
                      [extremetech.com]
An invigorating mix of deep technology articles, reviews, and high-impact community that is as inspiring as it is useful.

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