‘Tis the season for online shopping, and before you do any serious shopping you should visit RetailMeNot. This site has some of the best deals on the Internet, with bargains, discounts, and coupons galore. You can browse dozens of categories, or look for the latest deals on the homepage. There’s a coupon code lookup, deals on free shipping, Christmas bargains, and much more. You can do a keyword search for a product, trade tips with others on the community forum, and have a blast as you’re saving money. This is definitely a site to bookmark at Christmas, or any time of year.
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is often criticized for spending billions of dollars on space exploration when “we could use that money here on Earth”, as some people say. Well, I’ve always been a fan of NASA’s and this site — Everyday Items Developed By NASA shows you why the space agency is worth every dollar we taxpayers put into it. Besides helping us land on the moon and explore the solar system, NASA scientists have developed dozens of products that have eventually found their way to consumers here on Earth. Things like artificial limbs, cell phone cameras, MRI and CAT scans, solar panels, and UV-blocking sunglasses were all developed as a result of NASA research. This Web site has links to 20 such products and explanations of how they were developed. It will make you appreciate NASA even more!
Here’s a site with some statistical information you’ll be interested in. Type in a keyword and Statista pulls statistics from many databases to answer your query. I typed in “immigrants” and got 125 separate links to statistical studies and reports on immigration. This site is great for students, teachers, market researchers, businesspeople, writers, and anyone who wants fast access to statistical data. If you don’t have a specific topic in mind, browse the “Recommended Statistics” list in the lower right column. Here you’ll find links to studies like, “Worldwide Apple iPhone sales since 3rd quarter 2007”, “Attendance at Broadway shows”, “Average ticket price in the NFL”, “Unique visitors to Facebook.com”, and much more. Statista is a fun way to research the numbers behind any topic.
Need a quick motivational quote to pick up your spirits? How about: “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!” That one is by Henry Ford, and it’s one of my favorite quotes at 101 Motivational Business Quotes, a site created by entrepreneur Neil Patel. Patel gathered these quotes and stuck them on a page, but the best part is the Comments section at the bottom, where visitors have posted their own favorite motivational quotes. There are enough good quotes here to motivate the biggest slacker out there. Stop by and get motivated!
Ever wonder if you’re being paid a fair salary? These days, maybe you’re just thankful that you’re getting paid anything at all, but if you do wonder how your pay stacks up to other people in your field, stop by Indeed.com’s Salary Search. Just type in a job title and a city, State, or ZIP code, and in seconds you’ll get a list of salaries offered for jobs meeting those criteria that were posted on Indeed.com’s job board. You’ll also see how local salaries match with national ones, and you can do a comparison for specific cities and States. You can click on a job in the results list and see the posting, in case you want to apply for it. You can email the results, or post them on your blog/Web site. There are also informational articles on this site about careers and job-hunting.
Remember the classic book, “What Color Is Your Parachute”? This book by Dick Bolles has helped millions of people find jobs since it was first published in 1989. JobHuntersBible.com is the official site for the book in its updated version (2009), and it’s got lots of resources for job hunters. There are links to job search engines, career counseling sites, resume-writing sites, college & university programs, and many more tips and how-tos for finding a job in this tough economy.
It seems like almost everybody’s looking for work these days, so How To Nail An Interview is a good site to visit. It’s got some good advice about what to do and not to do in a job interview. Some of it sounds like common sense to me — after all, doesn’t everybody know you shouldn’t flirt with the interviewer? Still, there are some great tips here, and a video to watch. Also, scroll down to the comments section for some more practical tips from site visitors.