Sites of the Week: February 23, 2013

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Factoid: 27% of Americans believe God plays a direct role in determining which teams win sports events.

Public Religion Research Institute

Now on to this week’s sites.  This week, I’m sending out three ‘Site of the Week’ recommendations.

Awesome Discounts for 50+

This site comes to you via my sister, Cathy. If you’re under 50, don’t bother looking. This site lists discounts for “senior citizens” as young as 50, but most offers are for those at least 55 or 60. The list is lengthy and diverse.


ZocDoc is a free service founded in 2007 that allows patients to find a nearby doctor or dentist. Typically up to 20% of patients cancel their appointments. By revealing these open appointments, ZocDoc helps most patients get access to care in just 24 – 72 hours. Listings by specialty are available for 24 major U.S. cities. The site allows you to check whether your insurance is accepted, read patient reviews, check appointment availability and book an appointment via this site or ZocDoc’s free apps for iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry.

Wikimedia Commons

Everyone has heard of Wikipedia, but have you heard of Wikimedia Commons?  It’s a searchable database of 16 Million media (image, sound and video) files available for free use. You can also contribute photos of your own. In addition to keyword, you can search by topic, location, type and more.


Ernie Orr sez “Check em out!”


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