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  • Kids eat free!

    I just came across a vast list of restaurants that routinely offer free or discounted meals for kids (variously defined). This might take a little effort, because you need to pay attention to the age limits, the days of the week, and of course always call ahead to see if our local restaurant offers the...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 05-30-2009
  • Authors doing good works with their written words

    This week I heard about a fundraiser that author Patrick Rothfuss has been doing for Heifer International. After having run a successful contest on his personal blog, Rothfuss decided to try raising a little money for his favorite charity, Heifer International. On November 10 th , he announced the fundraiser...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by kiya@evpl on 12-13-2008
  • Battening down your financial hatches

    Lifehacker has a good article on making sure you're in the best shape possible for any economic downturn. They recommend making sure your savings are FDIC insured, continuing to reduce your debt, not panicking about your investments, and recession-proofing your career, among other things. There are...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 10-01-2008
  • Tips for college students at HackCollege

    First off, I should explain that "hacking" no longer necessarily carries a negative connotation. In fact, its original negative connotation was a kind of misunderstanding. "To hack" means to come up with a creative or clever solution. Thus, one of the more popular blogs today is Lifehacker...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 09-17-2008
  • "Hannah's Dream"

    Amongst the blogs I subscribe to through the aggregator Bloglines are a couple of book group/book discussion blogs, Book Club Girl and Book Group Buzz , a Booklist blog. This week Book Club Girl had a touching post about a forthcoming book, Hannah's Dream . Her post includes a video of a zookeeper...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Meditatinglibrarian@evpl on 09-12-2008
  • Digital photography school

    " Digital Photography School " is a remarkable site for free digital photography tips and lessons. It's basically just a blog, but each entry is either a review of a particular resource (whether a book or a piece of equipment) or a lesson in a specific aspect of digital photography ("...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 09-03-2008
  • Nielson Media Research blog

    Nielson, the ratings company, has recently launched a pretty interesting blog . In addition to expected posts about television viewership (over 211 million viewers watched the Olympics, a new record), they also provide an interesting quantitative perspective on other current happenings ("Obama's...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 08-26-2008
  • "It's Evansville"

    If you know of any Evansville blogs worth reading, I'd be interested in hearing about them. The only one I know of is It's Evansville , which is a pretty interesting mix of restaurant reviews, movie reviews, and general views on local issues. The authors and readers have get-togethers locally...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 07-22-2008
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