10. BBC News: As much as American news gives the American public the most drama and the most compelling imagery, it is not the most objective point of view. Of the many different international news choices available today, the British Broadcasting Corporation has earned the title of the most objective and the most expansive journalism of international reporting. If you want to see more than one point of view of the War in Iraq, the Swine Flu pandemic, the Kyoto Protocol, and the Real Space Race, then the BBC is your news site.
9. LifeHacker. Computers make us more productive. Yeah, right. Lifehacker recommends the downloads, web sites and shortcuts that actually save time.
8. Merriam Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus. In this digital age, your ability to communicate with written English is paramount. And M-W.com is the perfect resource to improve your English now.
7. Online Conversion Of Any Measurement. The name says it all.
6. How Stuff Works. Another site with a name that explains itself succinctly. See how fire extinguishers and tasers work. Learn how a hurricane really forms. See how a Mazda rotary engine functions, and how bulletproof armor deflects bullets.
5. Homefair: Resources for Moving, Career and How To Raise Your Family. A very useful combination of research tables, statistical trends, and international surveys to help you plan your next big step in life.
4. Epinions: Consumer Reviews by Regular People. Real people making real comments on real purchases. This is a truly valuable resource for the smart consumer.
3. Webopedia. Webopedia is a must for anyone who wants to understand the computer world. This online glossary of computer terms is also a fantastic encyclopedia for beginners.
At Webopedia, you’ll learn what DDR and SDRAM are, what RAID stands for, and how TCP/IP beams messages around the world. You can now also shop for your computer needs directly on the site.
2. Google News. With over 4,500 sources, it’s nearly impossible to not find the news you are looking for on Google News.
1. Stumble Upon. As comprehensive as Google is, it is a keyword search tool. Stumbleupon is so much more human and intimate than that. Stumbleupon is the collective recommendations of thousands of hours of searching by web users who share your interests.
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