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   The search engine when you're looking for pictures.

Find telephone numbers, addresses and zip codes

Telephone Directories on the Web
http://www.teldir.com/eng/
Worldwide telephone directory.
Yahoo! People Finder
http://people.yahoo.com/
Good U.S. telephone directory.
Internet 800 Directory
http://inter800.com/
Look up 800 Numbers.
Reverse Lookup
http://anywho.com/telq.html
Find an address when you know the telephone number.
Zip Code Lookup
http://www.usps.gov/ncsc/lookups/lookups.htm
Find the zip code that you need.

Get directions

Mapquest
http://www.mapquest.com/
Maps and driving directions from your location.

Mapblast
http://www.mapblast.com
A second map sight.  It's always good to check two -- the directions they give are often different -- and choose the one that's best for you.

Get current news

CNN
http://www.cnn.com/
Largest news site -- updated throughout the day.
Yahoo! News
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/
Full coverage of current news events.  

Buy or sell a car or house

Kelly Blue Book
http://www.kbb.com
The well-known car-pricing book, now on the web.
Edmunds.com
http://www.edmunds.com/
Pricing, reviews, information on incentives and rebates.
Bankrate.com
http://www.bankrate.com/brm/default.asp
Get interest rates for mortgages, car loans, credit cards and much more.

Be a smart buyer

Consumerworld
http://www.consumerworld.org/
Get product reviews, compare prices, get lemon checks and consumer resources.
Better Business Bureau
http://www.bbb.org/
Check out companies, file complaints, consumer guidance, news & alerts.

Check out the weather

The Weather Channel
http://www.weather.com/
Get your local and nationwide weather.
Weather Underground
http://www.wunderground.com/
For a second opinion.

Plan a trip

FreeTrip
http://www.freetrip.com/
Get detailed itineraries for trips.

Travelocity
http://www.travelocity.com/
Book airplane flights, cars, hotels, vacations.  Get destination guides.

Find good books

Bookbrowser
http://www.bookbrowser.com
Offers fiction reading lists, book reviews, forthcoming titles, author information, if you like...try, and much more.
USA Today Books
http://www.usatoday.com/life/enter/books/leb1.htm
Top 100 bestsellers.

Get movie and television information

The Internet Movie Database
http://www.imdb.com/
Biggest movie site on the internet.  Get information on old and new movies.
TV Guide
http://www.tvguide.com/
Find out what on TV, plus news, features and games.

Send an online card

Blue Mountain
http://www.bluemountain.com
The premiere electronic greeting card site.
Amazon.com Cards
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/subst/cards/home/home.html
A large collection of e-cards.  While you're there you can browse in the largest bookstore in the world.

Learn new skills

About.com
http://www.about.com
More information than anyone has the time to look at.  Human experts in over 700 categories.  Thousands of "How-tos."  Also has an extensive homework helper.  Has a search feature so you don't need to navigate through many pages to get what you want.
Learn2.com
http://www.learn2.com/index.asp
Offers thousands of free step-by-step tutorials for everyday life.
How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/index.htm
What it says -- includes diagrams and pictures.

Convert currency

FXConverter
http://www.oanda.com/cgi-bin/ncc
Convert 164 different currencies.  Multilanguage.

Convert measurements

MegaConverter
http://www.megaconverter.com/mega2/
Will give conversion of many different measures, from area to kitchen measures to windchill. 

Get medical information

MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/
Extensive medical website with sections on Procedures & Tests, Diseases & Conditions and a medical dictionary.
Health-Center.com
http://www.health-center.com/
Reputable health information center.
RxList
http://www.rxlist.com/
Extensive information on prescription drugs.
Drugchecker
http://www.drugchecker.drkoop.com/apps/drugchecker/DrugMain
From Dr. Koop's website.  Check for drug interactions.

Be an informed voter

Project Vote Smart
http://www.vote-smart.org/
Praised by the New York Times, CNN, PBS and virtually every other major media outlet as the most trusted and comprehensive source for information on candidates and issues. 

Find the correct time

What Time is It?
http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/cgi-bin/timer.pl
When you absolutely need to have the correct time -- the US Naval Observatory Master Clock time.

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