Invention Dimension

Wonderful site from the Lemelson-MIT program.  A number of resources are offered, including inventor profiles, an inventor’s handbook, trivia and related links.


Modifying Recipes 

(On the sidebar, choose Food & Nutrition–Preparation–Modifying Recipes.)

From Extension Infonet, a joint project of University of Missouri Extension and Kansas State University Research and Extension, this site provides links for guidance in modifying recipes to suit various dietary needs, as well as suggesting substitutions for unavailable ingredients.  Also on this site–Very useful sections on Food Preparation, Preservation, and Nutrition.

Penn World Table

“The Penn World Table provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 188 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2004.”  Users can compare any statistic (such as gross domestic product, purchasing power, etc.) from any year and any country.  Tables can be generated in several formats.

Catastrophe Readiness Clearinghouse

This site, created by the Middle Country Public Library (NY) and funded by the Allstate Foundation, provides numerous resources for disaster preparation.  Click on My Home for tip sheets, sample disaster plans, and home safety information.  The My Workplace section provides guidance on contigency planning, financial and insurance issues, and sample disaster plans.