This section contains links to advice and information that can help you in so many ways but did not neatly fit into our TOPICS list.
FREE Law/Legal Advice: - Free legal advice. FreeAdvice is the best place to find free and reliable information and advice on over 130 legal topics, written by expert lawyers but in easy to understand legal terms. Whether you are looking for information and answers about a personal legal problem or interested in legal forms and resources, FreeAdvice has what you need.
Browse thousands of informative, concise, and timely articles, Find a Lawyer, ask the community in our Legal Forums, Ask a Lawyer for an answer to your specific legal question, or find the laws in your state for DUIs, car accidents, divorce, child custody, wage garnishment and more.The Law Advice section of freeadvice.com contains articles, Qand A’s, and other information organized into legal topics. To find the information you are looking for, start by clicking on the closest topic name. You probably will still need a lawyer in most cases, versus doing it alone, but with the free advice provided here, you’ll have a head start on how to address your legal need and may save on their hourly rates of $300+/hour.
Retirement Plan Services:
- retirement income calculator; illustrates impact of various factors on retirement income. The rest will cost.
Spam Removal: – The Federal Trade Commission receives about 300,000 samples of deceptive spam – forwarded by computer users – each day, and stores it in a database. The FTC and its law enforcement partners use the database to generate cases against people who use spam to spread false or misleading information about their products or services. To better handle the high volume of spam forwarded to the database, the FTC recently opened a new email box – SPAM@UCE.GOV. The old email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be phased out. Email this address if you are getting spam, phishing email, or other garbage. NOTE: This is not a link --- you must email them.
Internet Safety: – for advice for victims of online harassment; Cyber911 Help tipline is not intended to replace law enforcement emergency 911, 999 and other numbers worldwide. It is to help people know where to get help when they are being victimized online, and to provide help when help is needed. They work closely with law enforcement around the world, and require that when offline threats are involved that local law enforcement be notified before they can offer assistance to the victim or their local law enforcement.
Protect Your Reputation Online: – In today’s internet world, everyone’s reputation is open to unwarranted attacks and malice. You can protect yourself should you find this an issue needing attention. Go here for a free e-book on protecting your reputation. ($24.00 value)
Reader’s Digest Advice and Know How: - Yes, the stalwart Reader’s Digest still has lots to offer. The Tabs havelinks to Family Travel, Holiday and Occasions, Your Home, Food and Recipes, Money, and Family Time. Sign up to receive their free weekly ThisWeek@rd.com newsletter.
Mother Earth News: - Another long term provider of useful and practical advice is Mother Earth News. Their vision is that their magazine is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. Mother Earth News helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries. Subscribe to their e-newsletters as an easy way for you to get more Mother Earth News more often, especially on the topics you are most interested in. Each e-newsletter is biweekly, and features original online articles, blogs, expert answers to readers’ questions, and articles from current and past issues of the magazine, forum topics, photo galleries and much more. While you’re visiting, consider subscribing to the magazine. I’ve been getting the magazine it since the first issue.
Media Distribution: - FeedBurner is the leading provider of media distribution and audience engagement services for blogs and RSS feeds. Their Web-based tools help bloggers, podcasters and commercial publishers promote, deliver and profit from their content on the Web. Recently acquired by Google. FeedBurner also offers the largest feed and blog advertising network that brings together an unprecedented caliber of content aggregated from the world’s most recognized media companies (e.g. Wall Street Journal Online, Wired News, Ziff Davis), A-list bloggers and blog networks and individual publishers from around the world. According to Nielsen/NetRatings, FeedBurner is growing faster than MySpace and Digg with 385% traffic growth.
Improve Your IT Business: - IT Business Edge editors, partners and community members have contributed business documents ranging from job description templates to ROI calculators to wiki definitions of key technologies. Collaborate with your peers to improve your business.
Daily Wisdom Flashes: - Lots here. Definitely try the Wisdom Flashes. Some of these are fantastic. Start each day off with an inspirational message from The Daily Guru. Lots more. Advisory: they sell many things also. But if you just go there to see/view/listen to the free offerings, you’ll get much.
Largest Collection of Information on Internet:
- Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. ibiblio.org is a collaboration of the School of Information and Library Science and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. If you are not overwhelmed by this site of information, nothing may please you. There’s more here than I’ve yet looked into.
Creativity Online: - register to use CREATIVITY Online. There is no fee for registration. Registered users can sign up for any of CREATIVITY's suite of email products, participate in Forums, save to My Creativity, read news stories and view work (TV/Video, Print/Design and Interactive) for free for at least 7 days from the date posted. The Creativity Email showcases must-see creative work from the U.S. and around the world and delivers the latest news and perspective from the brand creativity world. See the best TV spots, web films, print ads, interactive campaigns, design and other work from across platform and discipline, hear from the creative people making news and get behind the ideas insight from the top creative and production talent. Delivered fresh four times a week—Monday to Thursday. Links to at least 10 other Free Advertising Age E-newsletters. Click on the pictures to see short new ad videos. Neat.
US News and World Report: - get access to US News and World Report;
just as good as the magazine itself.
Internet Information: - Become an Internet.com member today! Membership provides access to content on the Internet.com, EarthWeb and DevX networks. Once you've signed up, you'll never have to provide basic profile information again. You'll get easy access to the technical resources you need to succeed in today's rapidly evolving IT, Developer, and Business environments, including eBooks, newsletters, whitepapers, webcasts and more.
Neat Information Museums
Spy Museum: - The International Spy Museum is the first and only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage and the only one in the world to provide a global perspective on this all-but-invisible profession. It features the largest collection of international spy-related artifacts ever placed on public display. The stories of individual spies, told through film, interactives, and state-of-the-art exhibits, provide a dynamic context to foster an understanding of espionage and its impact on current and historic events. In addition to the Museum, the Complex includes a Museum Store, private dining and event facilities, and two restaurants: Zola and Spy City Cafe.
CIA Museum: - The CIA Museum supports the Agency’s operational, recruitment, and training missions and helps visitors better understand CIA and the contributions it makes to national security. The museum’s staff works with presidential libraries and other major museums and institutions for display in public exhibitions. These collaborations help promote a wider understanding of the craft of intelligence and its role in the American experience. The CIA Museum’s collection includes material associated with the CIA’s predecessor, the Office of Strategic Services; foreign intelligence organizations; and the CIA itself. The collection includes clothing, equipment, weapons, insignia, and other memorabilia that serve as tangible testimony to the Agency’s history. Many of the objects the museum holds were designed, manufactured, and used specifically for intelligence operations.
National Cryptologic Museum: - A field trip to the National Cryptologic Museum is a fun and interesting way to introduce students to the secret world of codes and ciphers. Age appropriate, interactive programs are designed to engage the students and to make them aware of cryptology's role in world history and how mathematics plays a role in cryptology. The programs are excellent for math, social studies, and scout field trips. Adjacent to the Museum, is the National Vigilance Park highlighting the role and sacrifices of our country's aerial reconnaissance programs. The park is open to the public dawn to dusk. It is not part of the planned field trip programs; however, a walking path to the park can be found at the end of the museum parking lot. Students should only visit the park with adult chaperones.
OTHER NEAT SOURCES
Urban Legends: – Want to learn about Urban Legends and other odd beliefs? Urban legends are a specific type of folklore, and many of the items discussed on this site do not fall under the folkloric definition of "urban legend." They employ the more expansive popular (if academically inaccurate) use of "urban legend" as a term that embraces not only urban legends but also common fallacies, misinformation, old wives' tales, strange news stories, rumors, celebrity gossip, and similar items.
Ask.Com: - A place to ask questions and get answers. Very useful and saves lots of money when you need answers to fixing, cleaning, buying, and almost anything.
Help to Live Well and Do Good: - GOOD is a collaboration of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits pushing the world forward. Since 2006 we've been making a magazine, videos, and events for people who give a damn. This website is an ongoing exploration of what GOOD is and what it can be. One Free issue: Get an account on GOOD. is, invitations to GOOD events, and our monthly progress report. Subscription: Get an account on GOOD. is, a one-year subscription to the magazine, free admission to Choose GOOD parties, and our monthly progress report. All for whatever you want to pay—and 100% of your fee goes to the nonprofit of your choice.
Wikipedia: - Main_Page - the online encyclopedia that is the work of many volunteers and covers a huge range of subjects including retirement and finance issues.
Free Books Pre-Publication: L - ibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth. A free account allows you to catalog up to 200 books. A paid account allows you to catalog any number of books. Paid personal accounts cost $10 for a year or $25 for a lifetime. Sign up for LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program to receive free pre-publication books from publishers in exchange for reviews. And join "I See Dead People's Books". A group for those interested and involved in entering the personal libraries of famous readers into LibraryThing as Legacy Libraries.