PBS Video

April 30, 2009

pbs-videoOn PBS Video, award-winning national programming and locally produced shows are just a click away. Watch your favorite shows and catch the episodes you may have missed, all on your schedule. Click “Share” to send your favorites to friends and post to social networks, and purchase your own copy by clicking “Own It.”

http://www.pbs.org/video

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Enough about swine. Watch this YouTube video and be amazed yet again about the brilliance of the dolphin brain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5us-v4bntP8

Swine Flu Information

April 28, 2009

From Medline Plus which is a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health:

Swine flu is a type of virus. It’s named for a virus that pigs can get. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. The virus is contagious and can spread from human to human. Symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.

For much, much more:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/swineflu.html

Thanks to Alberta Richetelle from the UConn Health Center Library for the tip.

aarpThe AARP website provides an entire section on helping those over 50 with advice about changing careeers, help for laid-off workers, resume help, finding work abroad, severance packages, best employers, etc., etc.

http://www.aarp.org/money/work/

Broadway Ticket Discounts

April 24, 2009

There are multiple ways to obtain discounts for tickets to Broadway shows depending on where you are, how far ahead you’re buying the tickets and how much time you have to spend on getting the discount. If you’re buying tickets in advance, there are free online discount codes, offered by the show’s producers, that can be used to get anywhere from 20-50% off the face value of the ticket. Broadwaybox.com is a website that provides a compilation of all the discount codes available.

http://www.broadwaybox.com/

Babygadget

April 24, 2009

We came across the Babygadget blog and thought it would be ideal to pass along in time for Mother’s Day gift shopping and to help out parents every other day of the year. Babygadget highlights “contemporary finds for modern tots.” We thought the giant Post-It pad table was brilliant.

http://www.babygadget.net/

Use Readability

April 22, 2009

Readability is a simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the clutter around what you’re reading.  Just drag their link to your browser’s bookmark toolbar and click on the link whenever you’re on a website worth reading.

http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/