Sites of the Week: September 22, 2013

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Factoid: A single 300-employee Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Wisconsin cost taxpayers at least $904,542 a year in public assistance payments for its employees.

Democratic staff of the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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


More than once, I’ve actually fallen asleep sitting at my computer.(No, not during working hours!) Regardless, While I don’t have a problem with production of melatonin and circadian rhythm, perhaps you do. f.lux promises to fix that. It also reduces eye strain. f.lux accomplishes these things by automatically adjusting the brightness and tint of your computer’s display to adapt to the time of day and type of lighting so that it is like sunlight during the day and warm at night. f.lux is FREE and is available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Linux. It can also be temporarily disabled in the menu bar when you’re working on color-sensitive tasks.

8th Grade Exit Exam

This site features a sample 8th-grade graduation exam for Washington state given to students in 1910. You can see a similar 1912 exam from Bullitt County, Kentucky here This site includes the correct answers.

Ernie Orr sez “Check em out!”


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