Epocrates online is the place to get information on drugs your doctor may prescribe. It is a free web-based drug and formulary reference guide with patient education materials and additional tools. Clinicians currently have immediate access to the information needed to make prescribing decisions – such as drug dosing, drug interactions and health plan coverage.
While the website/program is designed for doctors, it’s also a great resource for consumers to find out more about their medications, including side effects, contra-indications and more. There are pill pictures to help patients correctly identify their prescribed medications. Here’s a link to the Augmentin page to get you started.
Here is a neat nature craft. This site, Roses from Leaves shows how to make roses from maple leaves, although I suppose any broad leaf would work. They are stunning in the fall colors! And, pretty realistic at first glance. As we say in knitting: no one will notice as they ride by on a galloping horse!
Here’s a nice cooking reference. Each listed spice in the Encyclopedia of Spicestakes you to a page with info on the history, storage, uses, and way more on that particular spice. I really like the “heat scale”. Handy if you want to do a little something different and have small children
I’d love to see a search box where you could enter a particular food, and it would list complimentary spices.
I found a page for you today all about gold production. It discusses open-pit mining. This page, from the same site, discusses the Chain of Custody of gold. From the time of ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to more modern times, man has had an affinity for gold bullion. In all ages, man has been fascinated with the beauty and magic of gold, and with its power to change men’s lives. If all that info has you lusting after some gold of your own, you can get your bullion through Monex.
If you like Celtic music or languages, this site is a must-see launch pad for you. Links to online radio programs and podcasts originating both here and abroad, including several varieties of Gaelic. Time is short for me today, or I’d be sitting here a good while, just listening to some Celtic WebRadio Sites.
On this site, you can find quotes for just about anything.
Quotiki allows youu to search by tag, author, and more. You can save, submit and rate quotes, too, once you have an account. The front page loads with the most popular quotes, and they are all gems.
This is interactive webRadio. At Musicovery: interactive webRadiothere are several genres of music available, including gospel and classical. You can further refine the selections by mood: calm, energetic, dark, positive. It’s further refineable by date. You know, some of that old gospel music?? It’s rockin’ stuff! I spent several pleasurable late night moments here.
Re-visiting this site. There are almost 5500 biographies here. One thing I failed to notice on my first quick visit is that the “featured biographies” change each time the page is loaded. Pretty spiffy, huh? At Biography Baseyou can search by name, or browse alphabetically. The biographies are short, but are generally enough to get you started.
This is the site I played with this morning. This is just incredible stuff. You literally expect the clothes to move in the breeze. Did I say clothes? Yes, Livio di Marchi – Artist and Genius! carves clothes from wood. And also overstuffed chairs, and many other things.
This site would be a great resource for anyone doing a self-study of classical music, or someone teaching classical music without extensive training in that area (can we say Home schooler, boys and girls?)
Essentials of Music contains brief biographies of 60plus composers, overviews of the 6 main eras of classical music and a glossary of 200 musical terms, many with audio examples.
The site is maintained by the sellers of essential classics, but the info is FREE.
Today’s spotlight is a bit different than you are used to from me. Instead of just spotlighting a site, I’m spotlighting an idea.
I like to know when I am spending money that I am doing more than lining the pockets of the big guy, and Belisi Fashions gives people a chance to contribute to a good cause. Now Belisi is a designer, and specifically a high fashion designer of ties, scarves and hand-bags. and every time you purchase a Belisi product, you put the finishing touch on a put-together look, while fighting poverty, protecting the environment, seeking justice and funding medical research.
That’s right, Belisi gives back. That’s a concept I can get behind, even if his clothing is a bit out of my personal reach.
I played for a few minutes here today. I earned a score of 641. Which didn’t even land me in the top five pages, so I guess I need more practice.Trivia Challenge was lots of fun, and this game is right up my alley.