New Flight Tracking Website

December 29, 2008

HelloFlight.com allows travelers to get real-time locations of all commercial and most private aircraft on the U.S. air traffic control system. The site also gives information on weather and its effect on flight status, airport statistics and other information available from the FAA.

http://helloflight.com/

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Gift Card Rescue

December 26, 2008

Did you get a gift card for the holidays from a store you don’t like and you know you’ll never use? “Exchange or swap your gift card for another card. You can also sell your gift card to us for cash, or buy discounted gift cards with free shipping.”

http://giftcardrescue.com/

Attention Job Seekers

December 23, 2008

The wonderful librarians over at the Chesire Library have put together a list of online help for job seekers. Sites included can help with career planning and finding jobs in Connecticut and across the U.S.

Don’t forget to check out the materials available to you through the LION libraries on the subject of job hunting, including how to write great cover letters and resumes, improving interview techniques and how to find the best job for you.

http://cheshirelibrary.org/databases/jobsontheweb.html

http://catalog.lioninc.org/search~S29?/djob+hunting/djob+hunting/1%2C68%2C625%2CB/exact&FF=djob+hunting&1%2C327%2C

More Hot Toys For Kids 2008

December 22, 2008

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) has produced a list of best toys for kids this year covering all ages and includes topics such as music, construction, arts & crafts and science, as well as games, and active toys. Everything any kid could want. Happy shopping!

http://www.astratoy.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=225&Itemid=467

Winter Activities For Kids

December 18, 2008

Apples4theteacher.com has been on the web for almost 10 years and creates and compiles new resources every day with a goal to help schools, libraries and teachers. In other words, you won’t find any mind-numbing video games on this site, just fun and learning-focused activities. Think of them as a daily vitamin for your children, especially on a snow-day.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/winter/

Optical Illusions

December 17, 2008

If you thought staring at holiday gift wrap was mesmerizing, take a look at these optical illusions provided by the kindly people at Scientific American (they always have something interesting up their sleeves).

http://www.sciam.com/slideshow.cfm?id=art-as-visual-research

Best Toys Of 2008

December 14, 2008

You’ve waited patiently but wait no longer. Here are a few Best Toys of 2008 links. Knock yourselves out.

Dr Toy’s 10 Best Toys:  http://www.drtoy.com/awards/2008_3_1_list.php

Family Fun Best Toys 2008:  http://familyfun.go.com/parties/holiday-seasonal/specialfeature/famf1108-toy-main/

Best Toys By Age:  http://bestlearningtoys.blogspot.com/