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 Daily Plate, helping you eat smarter, is the easy free way to help you track what you’re eating each day. The core essentials for the site are a huge database of foods, a food diary/meal journal to list everything you eat, and a database of activities to track calories that you burn.

Interested in watching a fresh take on wine reviews?  Take a look at Gary Vaynerchuk’s televised reviews of wine. “Gary’s key goals are twofold: “First, I want people to try different wines. How can you have a favorite if you only know a few? Second, I tell people to trust their palates. If a wine appeals to your palate, then it’s a good choice. Don’t feel pressured to like popular brands or what experts recommend. Buy what ‘brings the thunder’ for you.”

“Working out of the Bloomberg School Of Public Health, the Center For A Livable Future (CLF) strives to increase knowledge of the interconnections among diet, food production, public health, and the environment, and to promote a future that can sustain a healthy planet.” Dale Keiger Johns Hopkins Magazine

The interaction between diet and health is receiving significant attention in recent years and a growing body of work is developing about human-generated environmental hazards that impact the health of communities. Less studied and documented is how our industrialized food production systems impact human health and the natural environment. Population growth worldwide and growing disparities between rich and poor imbue our work with a sense of urgency to find solutions and inform public policy. 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.

Hungry Scientist

October 30, 2008

Are you hungry for chemistry? This site is DIY for techies, tinkerers and foodies. When their mothers said: “Don’t play with your food!” they didn’t listen. Their recipe for an LED-lit/edible blue cake showed up in the New York Times food section this week and they have a new book out: The Hungry Scientist Handbook. Take a look at their efforts in the kitchen and thank your lucky stars you don’t have to repair their dishwasher.

October 11, 2008

If you are a foodie and want to be up on the latest news about restaurants, night life and bar scene– openings, closings and up-and-comings in New York, (they have similar sites for other cities as well) check out They also provide last-minute