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  • Red Cross Heat Wave Safety Checklist

    With the hot, hot weather we've been having recently, I've been wondering about first aid for heat-related health problems. I've had first aid training in the past, but I wanted to make sure I'd know what to do now if someone near me seemed to be having trouble with the heat. I went to...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 06-21-2010
  • Know before you go: travel planning online

    Wow. There are a LOT of travel websites out there. This is the time of year when blogs and magazines start rounding up some good sites for booking, researching, and deciding on your travel plans, which is a really good thing, because I think most of us would be lost without recommendations in this area...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 06-03-2010
  • Getting the most from online shopping

    I kept hearing from my online friends about "Bing cashbacks," and had no idea what they were talking about, until I ran across this great article in the New York Times about online shopping rebates, including those offered by the Bing, the new Google-like search engine. The article is an excellent...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 11-30-2009
  • "The original guide to living wisely"

    At least, that's how Mother Earth News describes itself, and they might not be too far off the mark. The magazine got its start in 1970, and you may think of it as something the hippies used to read. But these days, their focus on green living, sustainability, and saving money seems pretty much relevent...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 11-19-2009
  • What are the odds?

    Ever wonder what the odds are that an adult planning a Halloween costume will be a cat? How about the odds of being killed by a shark? There's a new website, The Book of Odds , that does just that — it gives you odds. You can do a simple keyword search, an odds search (finding anything that...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by googler@evpl on 11-04-2009
  • Learn to find Government Information on the Web

    Interested in finding out about govenment jobs? Wonder where you can find the latest consumer product safety information? Ever wanted to look at surplus government property, and maybe bid on some of it? Want to get information on financial planning? On October 21st there will be a free workshop on how...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 10-10-2009
  • Do you stand in front of your closet every morning wondering what will fit, not what do I want to wear?

    Here's my dirty little secret; I've been doing that all summer. To look at me no one would say I have a weight problem, but thanks to sports injuries and other medical issues this summer, I've been sidelined from my normal active lifestyle. Sprawling on the chaise lounge and reading instead...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 09-10-2009
  • Would you like to work for the federal government?

    If so, take a look at www.usajobs.gov . This is a great resource for people interested in working for our federal government. On their main page this morning they showed 33,530 jobs available worldwide with the United States government. Now before your jaw hits the floor and you start drooling on your...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 08-25-2009
  • The Health Care Reform Act turmoil

    Opinions and concerns abound about this issue, sometimes to the point that the facts get obscured. Can I separate all the facts from the fiction? Nope, I can be duped and sucked in as easily as the next person. But I can tell you where to go to form your own opinions undiluted by anyone else with an...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by SuDocQueen@evpl on 08-18-2009
  • Is There a Web Site with Local Job Information? Indeed, There IS!

    Some of the most popular workshops being offered at the library recently have involved how to polish your resume, or sharpen you interview skills. With the tight job market, even highly skilled and trained people are getting all of their job-hunting tools sharpened, and are ready to take the next step...
    Posted to Research Blog (Weblog) by Bufkinite@evpl on 08-01-2009
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