Dorrie Scott's blog

Diigo - Highlight the Web

highlighter imageDiigo is simply one the coolest websites I've come across lately.

The Gift of Life

green ribbon image"Every 13 minutes, a new name is added to the national organ transplant waiting list. Every day, 17 people die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant." With over 100,000 patients in the United States needing an organ transplant, learn more about a life gift. (data from https://www.donatelifetexas.org/TXDear_Secure/Facts.aspx)

Animate Yourself with Voki Talking Avatars

female avatar imageLiven up your website or blog, send messages to friends and family, or just plain have fun with talking avatars from Voki.  Customize your avatar's look and sound to preference, and with a few click of the mouse your avatar is ready for his/her debut. 

Click here for a message from Dorrie. (click the play button below the image)

Etsy - Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade

hubcap clock imageOne of my favorite websites, I was introduced to Etsy by a fellow librarian. Etsy offers handmade goods with buyers and sellers spanning more than a 150 countries. Etsy offers everything from jewelry and clothes to furniture and toys. Come on, where else can you get a Ford Galaxie dog dish hubcap clock?  When it comes to getting unique gifts, Etsy is a perfect place to shop.  

Free Tutorials from GCFLearnFree

books imageGCFLearnFree.org offers free tutorials covering everying from life skills to resume writing.  One of the best feature, the Computer Training section, provides self-paced tutuorials covering the latest Microsoft Office products and web/internet features.  The Online Classes offer the opportunity to earn Continuing Education certificates.  The website if free, but does require a very brief account registration.

TasteSpotting

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TasteSpotting.com offers a visual feast for the eyes which hopefully later translates to deliciousness in your tummy.  TasteSpotting offers a self-proclaimed "highly visual potluck of recipes, references, experiences, stories, articles, products, and anything else that inspires exquisite taste."  All the recipes found on the website are from users (like you or me) who have websites or blogs stuffed with tasty recipes and images.

Health Care Resources

health care smiley faceIf you're currently without health insurance check out federally-funded health centers near you.  Payments are based on your income, and the the Health centers provide:

1. checkups when you're well
2. treatment when you're sick
3. complete care when you're pregnant
4. immunizations and checkups for your children
5. dental care and prescription drugs for your family
6. mental health and substance abuse care if you need it

Also, check out RXassist.org to see if you qualify for free or low-cost medications through patient assistance programs run by pharmaceutical companies.

MyFamily.com - A Facebook Style Website for Families

Face it, not everyone wants to join Facebook to keep up with family and friends. Now you have an alternative with MyFamily.com, a completely free website that allows you to add members by invitation only. MyFamily.com allows you to share photos, videos, and documents in one secure location. You can also create an online family tree (powered by Ancestry.com), schedule family reunions and other events, and never again forgot Uncle Joe's birthday.

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