Simplify Your Life on the Web

The Internet has changed the way we do business, conduct research, gather and share information, and communicate with friends and family. Without a doubt, it has made our lives easier in many respects. Here are a just a few of the plethora of web sites that can help simplify your life:

Flickr.com: Upload, edit, organize and share your photos and videos with friends and family.

Hulu.com: Watch your favorite hit TV shows, movies and clips! This site brings together a large selection of videos from nearly 170 leading content companies, including FOX, NBC Universal, ABC, Comedy Central, ABC Family, and Biography. Choose from more than 1500 current primetime TV hits, classics, documentaries, and web originals.

Etrade.com: Use this online discount stock brokerage to buy and sell stocks, bonds, options, and mutual funds. You can also open checking, savings, and money market accounts; open certificates of deposit; and obtain credit cards.

Mapquest.com: Use this site to get directions, view maps, and find gas prices at local stations.

Etsy.com: Buy handmade jewelry, artwork, clothing, toys, housewares, and other unique items, as well as vintage goods and crafting supplies, from sellers in more than 150 countries. If you’re a crafter, you can set up your own easy-to-use online shop and sell to others!

Legacy.com: This online memorial and obituary service collaborates with more than 750 newspapers in North America, Europe and Australia to provide obituaries and guest books for more than two-thirds of people who die in the United States.

Realtor.com: This site puts real estate listings for millions of homes for sale at your fingertips in regions across the United States and Canada. In the U.S. it offers millions of homes spanning all 50 states and thousands of cities and towns representing over 800 MLSs (multiple listing service). Simply enter a city and state to gain access to real estate listings, homes for sale, and other real estate property currently on the market.

Medlineplus.gov: This site can answer your health questions by bringing together authoritative information from the United States National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. It also includes extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news.

- Lisa S.

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