Flu Shots - The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get an annual flu shot. Because the body's immunity against flu viruses declines over time, it's important to get vaccinated every year. Cape May County has just promulgated their schedule for Flu Clinics. If you are a New Jersey resident but live outside of Cape May County, you can find flu clinic in your county by going to the NJ Dept. of Health and Senior Services website. Pennsylvania has a flu shot directory on it's website. We have not found a 2011/12 flu shot schedule for Delaware.
5 Clever Ways To Get a Job Using Social Media - There are some interesting ideas here, and maybe they'll work for the linked-in generation.
After Irene, The Hard Part: How To Get the Help You Deserve -
This offers strategies for negotiating a claim with your insurance company. Many Useful links.
Some More Reading Lists - The Neglected Books Page, The Ultimate Teen Reading List at teenreads.com, Western Fiction Review, Science Fiction and Fantasy World and Children's Choice Reading List.
True Cost to Own (TCO) Calculator - "The Edmunds Inc. True Cost to OwnŽ (TCO) pricing system calculates the additional costs you may not have included when considering your next vehicle purchase. These extra costs include: depreciation, interest on your loan, taxes and fees, insurance premiums, fuel costs, maintenance, and repairs." Search their database by make, model and year for the specific car (may not cover cars more than 5 years old).
Fall Recipes - allrecipes.com, epicurious, Food.com, wholeliving, and Take Home Chef.
9/11 Links - Here are some links concerning 9/11 that the staff and internet librarian Marylaine Blaine compiled.
GeoHive - GeoHive, a site with all kinds of statistics. The main component is population statistics: historical, projections, cities, agglomerations, etc. But also geopolitical data like the administrative divisions of countries (provinces, counties and such) of all nations of this world. In addition to these, some economical statistics and an up-to-date list of all known national statistical agencies.
Big Think - The thinking at Big Think is big indeed. This blog and video site covers, well, the world: arts, business, science, history and much more. Resident big thinkers such as futurist Ray Kurzweil and distinguished guests tackle the topics seriously, and counterintuitive notions and outright heresy are welcome. (One post speculated that there's a 20% chance that we're all part of an elaborate computer simulation from the future.) It's a great place to go to challenge your preconceived notions and recharge your mental batteries.
Get Human - Some of the biggest companies in the U.S. are in hiding - or at least, you might think so when you want to talk to a real person at one of them. Phone numbers are often tough to find, and if you do uncover one, it could lead to a voice-menu system that tries to placate you with recorded messages. That's why GetHuman is so essential. It provides numbers for thousands of companies, from AT&T to Zynga, plus information on which buttons to press to reach a human and how long you're likely to wait on hold. Users can also vent by writing customer-service reviews; they're pockmarked with phrases like "What a nightmare!"
Open Yale Courses - Who says that Ivy League educations are too pricey for anyone but the privileged few? Like Harvard, Princeton and other schools, Yale is making some of its lectures available in Web-based form for free. Open Yale Courses is a particularly rich resource, featuring 35 full-blown courses complete with downloadable classes in video and audio form. Fill up your phone or MP3 player with a course on art history or organic chemistry and you can learn from some of the finest teachers on the planet while you're at the gym or stuck in traffic.