BBC Online

March 29, 2010

The Web-based service of the BBC–BBC Online, is one of the world’s largest and most visited websites with over 2 million pages in 2007. The websites include news from the BBC News Online, a sports section, music, science, technology and entertainment pages, parenting, weather and travel information…and a whole lot else.


The Becker-Posner Blog

January 28, 2010

As John Cassidy recently wrote in a January 11, 2010 article in The New Yorker, “Judge Richard A. Posner has been a leading figure in the conservative Chicago School of economics for decades. In September, he came out as a Keynesian. As acts of betrayal go, this was roughly akin to Johnny Damon’s forsaking the Red Sox Nation and joining the Yankees.” Posner shares a blog with Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker where they discuss current issues in economics, law and policy.

Tax-Free Shopping

August 6, 2009

The back-to-school season brings with it a  tax-free shopping week in Connecticut. This year, the week is August 15-22 and it applies to clothing and shoes under $300. Click here to find out more about tax-free shopping nationwide.

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. is the go-to site for people who are looking for how-to information. Barnes & Noble  launched this how-to website about a year ago. It offers guides “commissioned by Quamut editors, written by experts, fact-checked, copy edited, enhanced with illustrations and photographs, and produced in an easy-to-read format for free viewing online,” according to the company. The website  features subjects including House & Home, Hobbies & Leisure, Money & Business, Computers & Technology and Mind & Body.

The Brookings Institution

February 11, 2009

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals:

* Strengthen American democracy;
* Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans and
* Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.

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.”