“The Weight-control Information Network (WIN) is an information service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Established in 1994, WIN provides the general public, health professionals, and the media with up-to-date, science-based information on obesity, weight control, physical activity, and related nutritional issues.”–From the website.
“No owner wants a pet to suffer because medical care is out of reach. Financial aid is out there, and there are steps you can take to cover an emergency vet bill.”–From the website. The Humane Society of the United States offers information that could help anyone who needs help in paying for veterinary care for their pets.
“FabricLink.com is the trade-to-consumer online resource. For 10 years, FabricLink has been the premier site for consumer textile education and product promotion. Currently, FabricLink.com averages over 150,000 visitors each month, who access the site’s wealth of fabric resource and product educational information.”–From the website.
An online typing practice page that has 16 lessons that will help anyone learn how to type or improve their skills. A user sits at his or her computer and completes each lesson. Free to use, of course, but some advertising on the site.
This site was created by Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture to advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans. It exists to help consumers understand the USDA’s food recommendations. It offers tips, printable reference materials, information about the different food groups, and useful tools such as a food tracker and database of food. Very useful and fun site.
“The Tennessee Consumer Protection Act § 47-18-1001 requires Credit Services Businesses, also known as Credit Repair Companies, to register with the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs and to obtain a $100,000 Surety Bond. This bond is for the consumer’s protection against fraudulent business practices. These companies are also required to allow consumers five (5) business days to cancel a contract for service.”–From the Tennessee Consumer Affairs Division web page.
Consumer can click on a link on this page to find the companies that have complied with this law.
Also there are links to documents that are designed to help consumers learn more about credit service businesses, credit repair, and debt management plans.
For professions in Tennessee: “[Y]ou can verify the license status of people in dozens of professions, including home improvement/contractors, real estate agents, security guards, cosmetologists, and many more. To see what professions you can search for, when you enable the search form, select from the “professions” pull-down menu.”–From the website.
“[Organic Consumers Association is] … the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation’s estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers.”–From the website.
The Tennessee Housing Development Agency administers the Keep My Tennessee Home Program that aims to offer assistance to homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgages and face the loss of their homes to foreclosure. There are videos available that explain the program.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has mapped the public libraries of the United States and Puerto Rico here. There are over 17,000 public libraries, more than the number of McDonald’s (about 14,000) in America and more than the number of Starbuck’s (about 11,000).