Archive | December 2012

National Storytelling Network

http://www.storynet.org/

” The National Storytelling Network brings together and supports individuals and organizations that use the power of story in all its forms.  We advocate for the preservation and growth of the art of storytelling.”–From the website.

 

Holiday Hazards – Tennessee Poison Center

http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=poisoncenter&doc=26448

“Here is a list of “holiday hazards” the Tennessee Poison Center believes you should know about to keep your children safe during the holidays.  If you think someone has been poisoned, call Tennessee Poison Center right away–1-800-222-1222.  All calls are free.  Interpreters are available.”–From the website.

National Nutrient Database : National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service

http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/list

You can find nutrient information on over 8,000 foods in this database.  The search feature is new and improved.  You can also acces the USDA Ground Beef Calculator from this same page.  This page allows you to view nutrient information tailored to any fat or lean percentage of ground beef within certain ranges, either for raw ground beef, or ground beef cooked in a certain way.

Disability Resources on the Internet : Disabilityresources.org

http://www.disabilityresources.org/

Disability Resources, inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently.” and “We disseminate information about books, pamphlets, magazines, newsletters, videos, databases, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, telephone hotlines and on-line services that provide free, inexpensive or hard-to-find information to help people with disabilities live independently.”–From the website.

Social Networking Popular Across the Globe : Survey Report

http://www.pewglobal.org/2012/12/12/social-networking-popular-across-globe/

“Social networking has spread around the world with remarkable speed. In countries such as Britain, the United States, Russia, the Czech Republic and Spain, about half of all adults now use Facebook and similar websites. These sites are also popular in many lower-income nations, where, once people have access to the internet, they tend to use it for social networking.”–From the website.  Website contains other information and statistics about social networking in countries around the world.

 

2013 America the Beautiful Quarters – Mount Rushmore National Memorial

http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/atb/?local=MountRushmore

“The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is the fifth of 2013 and the 20th overall in the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.”–From the website.

State of the Media : Social Media Report, 2012

http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/social/2012/

“According to Nielsen and NM Incite’s latest Social Media Report, consumers continue to spend more time on social networks than on any other category of sites—roughly 20 percent of their total time online via personal computer (PC), and 30 percent of total time online via mobile.  Additionally, total time spent on social media in the U.S. across PCs and mobile devices increased 37 percent to 121 billion minutes in July 2012, compared to 88 billion in July 2011.”–From a NeilsenWire article  http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/global/social-media-report-2012-social-media-comes-of-age/

Census Bureau Releases Latest American Community Survey Estimates, Most Detailed Portrait of Every U. S. Community

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/cb12-228.html?cid=tw_5ACS06

This article provides information on the release of the latest American Community Survey estimates, by the U. S. Census, and the articles provides the links to where the estimates can be found.

Smalldemons

https://www.smalldemons.com/

This is a search engine designed to lead you from an idea, person, place, etc. in one book to additional titles that feature or discuss whatever interests you.

This accompanying article gives some more infomation about this site:

http://www.salon.com/2012/12/04/new_search_engine_connects_literary_dots/ 

Thanks to Alex Peyton from Cordova for this posting.

Free HIV Testing and Free STD Treatments in December, 2012, Memphis-Shelby County Health Department

From a Shelby County Department Press Release: 

In recognition of World AIDS Day, the SCHD will offer free confidential HIV counseling and rapid testing in December. Additionally, free STD treatments during December will be offered at the following locations between 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Packer Clinic

814 Jefferson Avenue, Room 221

Memphis, TN 38105

Cawthon Public Health Clinic

1000 Haynes Street

Memphis, TN 38114