This very helpful site allows you to plan your travels on the subway systems of more than 100 international cities. Or, you can finally settle that long-running argument with your brother about whether it’s better to take the No.1 or the No. 11 train to get to the Place des Vosges in Paris. New York and L.A. are in the top 10 most-popular of selected cities.

http://www.subwaynavigator.com/subway_site/eng/accueil/fset_subway.htm

U.S. Government Forms

July 29, 2008

Need a form from a U.S. government agency? This site provides citizens and businesses with a common access point to federal agency forms. You can search by agency or form title. Frequently requested forms include tax forms, small business forms, social security forms, veteran benefits forms and FEMA forms.

http://www.forms.gov/bgfPortal/main.do

Infoplease has put together a page of websites all about the Summer Olympics, past and present. If you’re looking for information, fun facts, memorable moments or trivia quizzes, this is the place to go.

http://www.infoplease.com/sports/olympics/2008/

What are you in the mood for? That’s what the websites Andy Whitlock designed ask first when giving advice about what to do in New York, London and Toronto. If you feel broke, there are places to get a good deal; if you feel Girly, there are recommendations for spa treatments, shopping and snacks. You get the idea. Among the moods with recommendations are: romantic, energetic, sophisticated and chill.

http://ifeelnyc.com/

These monthly activities have been developed by a team of Boston parents, childcare providers and kindergarten teachers to honor your role as your child’s first teacher. Every activity is “kid tested.” Most can be done with things already in your home. Each month’s activity includes children’s books about similar topics that you can get at the library to read together.

http://www.countdowntokindergarten.org/monthact.htm

If you need to send a fax but you don’t own a fax machine, you’re in luck! You can send up to 2 free faxes online per day to any fax machine in the US or Canada at FaxZero.com. Just type in your message or attach a document-either a Word document or a spreadsheet (there’s a 3-page limit) and submit a valid e-mail address which they’ll need to transmit and confirm delivery of the fax. FaxZero.com also offers a premium service which is $1.79 per fax with no limit on how many you send.

http://faxzero.com/

The New Yorker’s Blog

July 15, 2008

If you enjoy any aspect the The New Yorker magazine you may want to devote a few minutes and check out their blog, The Book Bench, Loose Leafs From The New Yorker Books Department. Although the New Yorker has other blogs, the Book Bench is described by Ligaya Mishan, one of its contributors, “as a state of mind, too: a place for considering literary matters great and small—and for occasionally baring our teeth.”

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books