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Sites of the Week: January 10, 2015

“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.”

– Jim Rohn, Businessman and author (1930 – 2009)

Factoid: Texas’ State Board of Education has approved new history textbooks that say the U.S. Constitution was based on the Bible. A group of university professors complains that the textbooks are filled with “inventions and exaggerations” about Christianity’s influence on the Founding Fathers, but board chairwoman Barbara Cargill said students will now learn about the country’s “rich religious heritage.”

The Week

NOTE: On Jan. 13 mainstream support of Windows 7 ends and it begins its extended-support phase. This means that Microsoft will no longer offer free updates to the operating system. Under Extended support, Microsoft offers only essential fixes and security updates.

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

My Family Health Portrait

One of the best gifts you can provide your children or grandchildren is a record of your family’s medical tree. My Family Health Portrait enables you to do that easily. Enter your family health history and generate a diagram and table. Data can be electronically shared with family members and healthcare providers and can be saved for later updates. The site also includes a Diabetes Risk Calculator and a Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment Tool. My Family Health Portrait was developed in collaboration between the Office of the Surgeon General and the National Human Genome Research Institute, a part of the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services.

CFC: Let’s Make a Plan

It’s a new year. Regardless of your age, you should be planning for your future. This site can help. There are valuable articles and you can subscribe to their free newsletter. You can also find a local CPC (Certified Financial Planner) who can help you to achieve your financial goals.

Natural Gas Calculator

Most of the USA has been hit with record cold weather this winter. Ever wonder how much your furnace or that gas fireplace are costing you? Your gas rates may be different than Peoples Gas in Chicago, but their calculator will still give you an idea of what your gas appliances are costing you.

Ernie Orr sez “Check em out!”


Sites of the Week: June 1, 2013

“I failed in some subjects in exam, but my friend passed in all. Now he is an engineer in Microsoft and I am the owner of Microsoft.”

Bill Gates

Factoid: 63 percent of college students admit to cheating.

NBC News

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


ICEdot is an emergency ID and notification service for cyclists, runners, hikers and campers. This In Case Of Emergency service was created in 2009 and is partnered with two of the largest nationwide EMS organizations. All of their products include simple ICE (In Case of Emergency) instructions for accessing their system. ICEdot syncs a secure online profile with products such as a band, snap, helmet stickers or its latest product, the Crash Sensor. In Case Of Emergency, ICEdot shares health and GPS location information over SMS/text. Premium membership is $10 annually.

The Urinal Game

This site will likely appeal mostly to the male readers, but this short game may give the female readers some insight into the difficult challenges men face on a daily basis which they can only imagine.


Lucy (Let Us Call You) allows you hang up when you call customer service and are put on hold. Just click on one of many companies listed or type in their phone number as well as your own and you will then be called back when a customer service representative finally picks up. When you inevitably get placed on hold, press the star (*) key twice, and LucyPhone will take over and you can hang up. When a human picks up on the other end, LucyPhone rings you back. There’s a chance that if you don’t pick up fast enough, the representative might place you back on hold. Press the star (*) key twice again and LucyPhone jumps back in.

Ernie Orr sez “Check em out!”