you like to waste time?
Our "Great Links" are interesting web places we've found:
March 31, 2008
Often a showcase for the artistry and showmanship of the chef. And, it's
March 30, 2008
Crime Broadsides Project, Harvard Law School Library
Just as programs are sold at sporting events today, broadsides -- styled
at the time as "Last Dying Speeches" or "Bloody Murders" -- were sold
to the audiences that gathered to witness public executions in eighteenth-
and nineteenth-century Britain.
March 29, 2008
The 10 Most Historically Inaccurate Movies
We all accept that movies stretch the truth in the interest of building
drama. Yahoo!Movies selects ten flicks, however, which treat
the truth like it was Silly Putty -- pulling and twisting it until
March 28, 2008
Museum of Natural History: Jade
What makes jade so special that people have used it for so long, and in
so many different ways?
March 27, 2008
Most Expensive Foods
Have a look at the most expensive foods, drinks, deserts or spices in
March 26, 2008
Virtual Garden from BBC
Experiment with the user-friendly tool and give your garden an online
facelift with a new layout and new plants. Put your ideas into practice
in the spring. (If it ever comes!)
March 25, 2008
of the Day
Catholic saints are holy people and human people who lived extraordinary
lives. See which saint is honored each day.
March 24, 2008
There's a reason Hillary Clinton has remained relatively silent during
the flap over intemperate remarks by Barack Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah
Wright. When it comes to unsavory religious affiliations, she's a lot
more vulnerable than Obama.
March 23, 2008
what the Easter Parade looked like last year.
March 22, 2008
Christian calendar - Easter
The calculation of Easter is complicated because it is linked to (an inaccurate
version of) the Hebrew calendar.
March 21, 2008
Ten "Useless" Body Parts
Maybe we needed them at some time in the past, but why do we still have
March 20, 2008
More than 800 Jews based in this hospital in the middle of Nazi Berlin
survived the war, seemingly — and bizarrely — protected by
Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the Final Solution. So who were they
and why were they saved?
March 19, 2008
Horrifying Food Additives You've Probably Eaten Today
Deciphering food labels is tricky business. They're filled with lots of
multi-syllabic words that border on being impossible to pronounce, chemicals
that sound like they could kill you just by touching them and ... much,
much worse. Read on, unless you've eaten recently.
March 18, 2008
of the Mind: Highlights of American Psychiatry through 1900
Over the ages, philosophers, theologians, and physicians had accepted
insanity disorders within their purview. By the late 18th century, however,
the first two had largely withdrawn and physicians, social activists,
and the state took responsibility for the care and treatment of the mentally
ill. Psychiatry as a medical discipline came into being during the first
years of the 19th century.
March 17, 2008
From our own collections:
March 16, 2008
At-Home Remedies For Common Ailments
If you want to try a quick fix before calling up your doctor, check out
this ultimate list of at-home remedies for common ailments. Chances are,
you've already got a lot of these ingredients stashed somewhere in your
house, saving you and your wallet from another trip to the doctor's office.
March 15, 2008
car names - how they get ‘em
Today the right name can easily cost a car company $50,000, though for
a sum like that, the naming consultant might throw in a few extra letters,
such as XT, XL or maybe even a ZZ, into the deal.
March 14, 2008
Legal Forms Archive - 2,000+ Free Legal Forms and Documents
The Internet's largest collection of free legal forms
March 13, 2008
vitamin D miracle: Is it for real?
True? Sunlight has a powerful anti-cancer effect through its role in producing
vitamin D in bare skin. Those living at northern latitudes receive less
sunlight and make less of the vitamin, which in turn increases their risk
of dying from cancer.
March 12, 2008
Overkill: 25 Of the Most Ridiculous (and Ineffective) Popular Diets
Some people will do anything to lose weight, even if it means defying
common sense and nutrition. But just because your best friend's cousin
lost 20 pounds by drinking hot-peppered lemonade doesn't mean you should
do the same. These 25 diets are not only ridiculous, they're ineffective
and even dangerous.
March 11, 2008
Planner : Weather Underground
Choose the start and end dates of your trip or event and the Trip Planner
will search their historical database for weather conditions on those
dates in past years.
March 10, 2008
Match: The Katie Trebing story
A daughter with a deadly disease, an extraordinary chance to save her
... create the perfect sibling. Chilling.
March 9, 2008
assassinations: Who could doctors save today?
Dr. Terry Housinger, a general surgeon at the Billings Clinic, tackles
the topic of famous assassinations at a meeting of the History of Medicine
Club, offering his audience of medical students and doctors a chance to
reflect on the evolution of trauma care.
March 8, 2008
celebrates a century of shoes
One of the world's most famous sneaker brands is marking its 100th anniversary
this year. Take a look back at the evolution of Converse shoes.
March 7, 2008
Chicago Catholics, everything's changed
Catholic Chicago exhibit celebrates traditions -- but closer look reveals
numbers attending private schools, Sunday mass are dwindling
March 6, 2008
World's 50 Best Works of Art (and how to see them)
The human race has been making art for thousands of years. Here, in chronological
order, critic Martin Gayford chooses his 50 artistic wonders of the world.
March 5, 2008
Food Blog Search
Search for recipes in over 2000 fabulous food blogs!
March 4, 2008
Video: Eva Cassidy - Songbird
It breaks my heart that this amazing singer is gone. Her voice makes me
want to cry.
March 3, 2008
A great resource on bird watching and bird identification.
March 2, 2008
2008 Top 10 Dirtiest Hotels
Check this list before you make your reservations
March 1, 2008
Weird Religious Practices
Most religions have one or two unusual practices or devices but occasionally
you find one which is just completely weird. This list contains ten of
the more unusual things found in modern religions.