PRINTABLE PAPER

PrintablePaper.net is a great place to print out lined or graph paper, forms for budgets, expenses, story-boarding, and hundreds of others. If you do a web search on “printable paper,” you will come with many others, such as paper airplanes.

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VACCINES, CALLING THE SHOTS

PBS.org/Nova has all the TV episodes from the science program NOVA, the day after they air. “Vaccines, calling the Shots” takes you around the world to look at epidemics – particularly appropriate these days. “Rise of the Hackers” finds the super sleuths who decode the world’s most sophisticated cyber weapons.

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WHEN TO GO

Runpee.com recommends the best time to run to the bathroom during any movie.

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SELLING YOUR KIDS CLOTHES ONLINE

MoxieJean.com lets you sell “like new” kids clothes or buy them at a big discount. They have over 40,000 items. Items that can’t be accepted for sale are donated to charity.

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HISTORICAL PHOTOS

Shorpy.com has interesting historical photos, like a 1927 beach scene on New York’s Long Island. You can zoom them.

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LITERATURE MAP

LiteratureMap.com –type in an author and they’ll show you others of a similar style, scattered over the screen with your author’s name in the center. It is definitely idiosyncratic: Authors shown closer to the center – your key author — are supposedly similar, though we doubt that Robert Benchley is much like Anton Chekov.

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SEARCHES PAY OFF

GoodSearch.com contributes a penny to your favorite charity every time you search. The searches are powered by Yahoo.

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GOVERNMENT DEALS

Govdeals.com lists stuff the federal government is getting rid of for cheap. Bob likes the concrete culverts currently going for $6. He saw a house built from them and says they’re great for bomb shelters.

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TIME TO SUNBURN

“Time to Sunburn” from Wolfram Alpha tells you how long you can stay in the sun, based on your skin type, time of day and location. Search “Time to Sunburn” to find it.

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SELF-DESTRUCTING MESSAGES

PrivNote.com -Write a note to someone that will self-destruct after they read it. They get a link to it in their email or text message and you get notified when it’s read. You can even give the note a reference number.

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