you like to waste time?
Our "Great Links" are interesting web places we've found:
30 November 2006
History: Clothing & Dress
Stories behind pictures from the past.
29 November 2006
at Home Scams
From the Better Business Bureau: descriptions of common work-at-home scams
and typical advertisements for these scams. Includes tips for avoiding
fraud, signs of work-at-home scammers, and tips about what to do if you
become a victim of a work-at-home scheme.
28 November 2006
Once known in the west either in the form of "sukiyaki" or the
more exotic "sushi," Japanese cuisine has in recent years become
much more familiar and appreciated around the world.
27 November 2006
Discover the healing power of everyday kitchen foods like honey in this
healing foods exploration written by Kelly Joyce Neff. In this free online
book, you'll learn the healing secrets of salt, garlic, cayenne and a
number of culinary herbs.
26 November 2006
to Buy Nothing
Here is how you resist the urge to splurge.
25 November 2006
toys for spoiled rich kids
These toys are all the rage - among children of the obscenely wealthy.
Speaking of the children of the obscenely wealthy:
Trash Princess, Why Americans love to hate Paris Hilton.
Speaking of extravagant purchases:
Luxury Mountain Home and Equestrian Estate, on sale now, at eBay,
for US $4,000,000.
art 1 of a kind handmade redback cabinet, on sale now at eBay, for
Columbian Emerald and Diamond Pendant, on sale now at eBay, for US
Emerald Cut Loose Diamond, on sale now, at eBay, US $12,000,000.00
24 November 2006
Minds Forecast the Next 50 Years
What will be the biggest breakthrough of the next 50 years? As part of
New Scientist's 50th anniversary celebrations they asked over
70 of the world's most brilliant scientists for their ideas.
23 November 2006
Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when
from East and from West,
From North and from South, come the pilgrim and guest,
When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board
The old broken links of affection restored,
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before.
What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie?
~ ~ John Greenleaf Whittier
22 November 2006
Truth About Food Expiration Dates
Since the "spinach scare", food safety is foremost on the minds
of grocery shoppers nationwide. Dates on labels? Here's what you need
21 November 2006
Our third anniversary!
We started the corsinet.com "Great Links"
on November 21, 2003. Since then, we've found 1,789 entries of fun, entertaining,
unusual, informative and bizarre ways to waste time.
Have an analytical mind? Like to cook? This is the site to read!
20 November 2006
Beast Historical Photos
Some of the images on these pages come from old books and show the way
we interacted with animals between the 1890s and 1930s as well as some
views of life in that less hurried age. Other photos are from open air
shows and museums and show farm machinery, country crafts, steam engines,
historical planes and more. There are also a few recent animal photos.
19 November 2006
Most Powerful Women in Business 2006
Fortune Magazine's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen.
18 November 2006
Gem and Diamond Foundation
The Gem and Diamond Foundation is a non profit organization which promotes
the unique designs of individual gemcutters, jewelry designers and goldsmiths.
All work shown is one-of-a-kind or "limited edition" gem cuts
and jewelry designs.
17 November 2006
Woot.com is an online store which sells one item per day until it is sold
out or until 11:59pm central time when it is replaced.
16 November 2006
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labels and other material for
over 1,200 approved prescription drugs. Searchable, or browse by drug
15 November 2006
All spiders have some amount of venom with varying degrees of potency.
Fortunately, most spiders are not dangerous to humans because their fangs
are either too short or too fragile to penetrate human skin.
14 November 2006
New York Times >
Best Illustrated Books
A slideshow with illustrationstaken from the Book Review's choices of
the 10 best illustrated children's books of 2006. Every year since 1952,
The New York Times Book Review has made these selections from the thousands
of children's books published that year.
13 November 2006
best and worst drinks
Smoothies, fitness waters, herb-infused juices, coffee combos, energy
drinks--the thirst for new specialty drinks seems almost unquenchable.
But waistlines in the U.S. are expanding along with exotic drink choices.
Calorie intake is up as much as 15 percent in the last 20 years, and about
half of the extra calories comes from sweetened drinks.
12 November 2006
From 1908–1940, Sears, Roebuck and Company sold more than 100,000
homes through their mail-order Modern Homes program. Over that time Sears
designed 447 different housing styles, from the elaborate multi-story
Ivanhoe, with its elegant French doors and art glass windows, to the simpler
Goldenrod, which served as a quaint, three-room and no-bath cottage for
11 November 2006
Sunday - The Legend of the Most Dangerous Song in the World
According to the New York Times 'Gloomy Sunday' has caused more deaths
than any other song - over a hundred suicides - leading to the song being
banned in the UK, the US and France.
10 November 2006
10 Mysterious Diseases
There are many sicknesses doctors can cure with the swish of a pen across
prescription pad. But for all we understand now about some illnesses,
there are even more that still stump the pros, confound the public and
rage on uncontested.
9 November 2006
USA - McDonald's Nutrition Facts
McDonald's provides a nutrition analysis of their menu items to help you
balance your McDonald's meal with other foods you eat.
Kitchen tests McDonald's menu
McDonald's menus are not identical worldwide. There's McCurry Pan for
India, Bulgogi Burger for South Korea, Japan's shrimp burger, McArabia
for Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa.
At the Hong Kong Food Studio, opened in June
at a cost of $2 million, McDonald's develops menu items in a relatively
modest cooking space the company likes to call "The Forbidden Kitchen"
after China's historic Forbidden City.
8 November 2006
I hate winter. How can I make the next four months better than they would
7 November 2006
Donations of US Billionaires
Federal Campaign Contributions Since 1978
7 November 2006
A list of 14 moral dilemmas, mostly adapted from Moral Reasoning, by Victor
Grassian (Prentice Hall, 1981, 1992), with a couple additions.
6 November 2006
Home in Renaissance Italy
London's Victoria & Albert Museum's exhibition provides an innovative
three-dimensional view of the Italian Renaissance home, presented as object-filled
spaces that bring the period to life.
5 November 2006
Fun Facts about Animal Crackers
Animal-shaped cookies have been around since the early 1800s in Europe.
It’s actually believed that the first appearance of the classic
cookie was made in England.
4 November 2006
Pompeii brothel open again
A luxurious brothel that once entertained wealthy clients in Pompeii has
been opened as a visitor attraction after painstaking restoration.
3 November 2006
Tetris is one of the few games that achieves ultimate popularity. It is
remarkably simple, yet remarkably difficult. It's been ported to every
computer and game console known to man, and has sold millions of cartridges,
tapes, and disks across the land.
2 November 2006
Once upon a time ... in a magical land not so far away, there lived a
Magic Bookcase, its shelves were filled with wonderful [children's] stories
1 November 2006
Poster Museum: Loire Valley
A tour of many of the famous and beautiful castles, palaces, and chateaux
of the Loire via the great posters of the first half of the 20th Century
and the post-war period.