Thursday, July 31, 2008

Asthma and Allergy Suffering No More!

Do you or a loved one have asthma and/or allergies? You are not alone! More than 163 million Americans per year suffer from airborne allergens. Here are ten website links with information of interest in managing your condition:

Today's 10 Links a Day: Read below to get ahead
  1. – a new website that gives four-day allergy and air quality forecasts by zip code.

  2. You can also sign up for asthma/allergy alert emails.

  3. Pollen forecasts by, the #1 allergy site in the nation, which can be accessed online or set up as a desktop widget on your computer.

  4. Allergy and hay fever index history for the last 30 days.

  5. An allergy/asthma community website called Wego Health.

  6. A two-city comparison, just in case you choosing a vacation spot, considering a move, or deciding which college to send your child to.

  7. Current "allergy news feeds and asthma news feeds.

  8. “Parent’s Place" and “Teen’s Corner” – essential allergy’ asthma information for parents and teens.

  9.’s allergy maps to more than 1,100 botanical species, including allergenicity, geographic/seasonal distribution, photographs and county-level maps.

  10. Not related to allergy or asthma, but interesting nonetheless, the publisher of the above two websites (SDI) also offers “,” a resource for obtaining local flu reports that is sponsored by Hoffmann-La Roche Laboratories.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Festival Circuit: Take A Once Around With UI

What makes a festival a festival? Most definitions will tell you that it’s some combination of feasting, celebration, and general revelry. When it comes to music festivals, the celebration and revelry are sort of a given. But what about the feasting? Well, my nom de plum (fatkidslovecake) may allude to the fact that I just generally love to indulge, so if I can apply that concept to something other than food, music is definitely one of my top choices. The following festivals are veritable musical feasts that cater to everyone - from the person who loves to sit at the all-you-can-eat buffet to sample a little of everything to the finicky foodie who has a craving for something specific and knows exactly where to get it. 10 Links a Day would like to thank UI for today's incredible posting. Enjoy!

Today's 10 Links a Day: Music festivals from around the world

1. After The Jump

If a picture says a thousand words, then a video should at least double that.

2. All Points West

For all the haters out there avoiding a trip into New Jersey, if there were ever a good reason to go out to there, this might be it. C’mon now. Radiohead and a waterfront view of New York City? Dirty Jerz never looked so good.

3. Bonaroo

Just south of the Mason-Dixon line is festival that will answer the questions of “What” and “Which” with “This”, “That”, and the “Other” – stages that is. And did you know that bonnaroo is a Cajun slang word meaning “a really good time”?

4. Bumbershoot

Ah, the Emerald City. It’s normally a soggy, dreary sort of place, but it’s nothing a rip-roaring music festival couldn’t counter. Actually, Seattle is beautiful in the summer months, so what better way to wrap up your summer than by spending Labor Day weekend with the sunshine and your favorite artists?

5. Coachella

Coachella has seen a line-up of musicians that could likely match every CD in any given individual’s music collection from year to year. It’s just massive…and massively hot. Indio is basically in the middle of the desert.

6. Glastonbury

Let’s take a trip across the pond to one of the world’s largest music events. The UK, though small in size, has a BIG musical personality (It’ll always be home of the Beatles after all). Glastonbury is a prime example of this. This is one country where I would say to go for the music, not the food.

7. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

I can’t think of a city that deserves a little bit of love and attention more that New Orleans. And if it’s going to be recognized for anything, it would have to be for its parties, its food, or its music. Though the festival title would suggest that jazz is the order of the day, you can also find almost any other musical style that is associated with the city and state.

8. Rock The Bells

No, it’s not Christmas time yet. However, fans of hip-hop may consider this festival as Christmas come early in the form of a music festival that can boast uniting legendary acts such as Wu-Tang Clan on its stages.

9. Siren Music Festival

Coney Island isn’t just for the Nathan’s hotdogs fiends. Every year, the Village Voice runs a free music festival for those who flock there craving indie and experimental rock as well.

10. South By Southwest (SXSW)

They say that everything is bigger in Texas, so why not have one of the US’s biggest music, interactive, and film festivals there? It’d be impossible to sum up the festival in just a few sentences, so we’ll try to do in with several dozens of interview clips compliments of UI .

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ah, the Island Life

Some of us grew up on an island at 10 Links a Day, but lets us tell you - it wasn't a tropical vacation-like experience. Today we bring you some of the best tropical islands to melt away and relax.

Today's 10 Links a Day: 10 Islands to Check out

  1. Roatan, Honduras

  2. Boracay Island, Philippines

  3. Bora Bora, Tahiti

  4. Kauai, Hawaii

  5. Anguilla, Caribbean

  6. Phi Phi, Thailand

  7. The Seychelles

  8. The Island of Hvar, Croatia

  9. Galapagos Island

  10. Vieques, Puerto Rico

Monday, July 28, 2008

I Wish I Thought of That!

Back by popular demand is our latest list of "I Wish I Thought of That". We scoured the web and are highlighting our favorite recent discoveries. We think you will agree with us. If you have a favorite site or are interested in guest blogging for 10 Links A Day, drop us a line at

Today's 10 Links a Day: I Wish I Thought of That!

    1. SpotCrime
      The most comprehensive online source of crime information. Local maps, crime reports & classifications, real-time interactive maps.

    2. Tag Galaxy
      An unbelievable mash-up with Flickr. A must click through if you enjoy photography

    3. FreeAdvice
      FreeAdvice has been providing millions of consumers with outstanding advice, free, since 1995.

    4. Free Shipping
      Free Shipping Coupons To Over 800 Stores

      Have an opinion? Want to write letters to the editor of a newspaper or magazine --- anywhere in the world? Don’t know where to begin? In a few clicks your letter will be on its way to the editor of your choice.

    6. Bubble Calendar
      A poster-sized calendar with a bubble to pop every day. Why wait for the movers.

      A super cool mash-up with Amazon's book store. A must click. A "real" bookstore with
      Amazon's prices, Amazon's secure payment, Amazon's shipping

    8. Scrapblog
      Scrapblog goes beyond sharing our photos and videos online. Scrapblog makes it easy so that everyone can tell their stories and create beautiful multimedia scrapbooks.

    9. Zemanta
      Zemanta is a platform for any web user. It takes a text (a blog, an article or a web page) and recognizes the content and returns suggested images, smart links, keywords and relevant related stories from the Internet.

    10. DailyLit
      DailyLit because we spent hours each day on email but could not find the time to read a book. Now the books come to us by email. Problem solved.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday Finance Blogs

These days, who doesn't need help with their finances, we here at 10 Links a Day could use some help. Why not check out the latest and greatest tips written by these great bloggers and say thanks for their great contributions. We know we got some amazing tips researching this post!

Today's 10 Links a Day: Financial Blogs, save some $$$$

  1. Budgeting Babe

  2. Boston Gal’s Open Wallet

  3. Don’t Mess with Taxes

  4. The Dough Roller

  5. The Frugal Duchess

  6. My Open Wallet

  7. Penny Foolish

  8. Single Ma’s Fabulous Financials

  9. Young and Broke

  10. Yet Another Blog About Money

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

FSBO - do you know what the means?

FSBO = For Sale By Owner. In today's tough real estate market, it's safe to say you should consider all options. Whether than means hiring a hard working broker or considering the other option which is to invest all of the time and effort on your own. The best tool is to be informed! Below are sites that can give you the tools to have a go at it on your own. You can decide what's best for you but more importantly, you will be informed.

Today's 10 Links a Day: FSBO Online Tools

  1. Homes By Owner

  2. By Owner




  6. Zillow

  7. Yahoo Real Estate

  8. For Sale By

  9. Virtual FSBO

  10. FSBO Sell Buy

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New Parents - Today's Post is Mandatory

For anyone that is a new parent, or knows of someone about to become a new parent, this posting is a MUST read. Today we are honored to have Octamom guest blog for us. She's the mother of 8 children, so listen to what she has to say. She speaks from serious experience! Without further adieu...

Today's 10 Links a Day: New Parents - Here's your Guide
  1. A nice list of developmental markers so that parents can monitor their baby's social, motor, and growth milestones.

  2. You've decided on breast or bottle, but what happens when it's time to add things to the menu. Here's an extensive chart for determining best stages for introducing new foods to babies, along with a compilation of 'no-no' foods and homemade baby food recipes.

  3. You don't want to be one of 'those parents'—you know, the kind who calls the doc every time the kid hiccups. At the same time, you don't want to overlook something important. So how do you know when it's time to call the pediatrician? This list from the Mayo clinic lays out important signs and symptoms, along with some advice for emergency situations.

  4. Baby's got a fever and you're not sure how much Infant Tylenol to give? Here's a chart that spells it out.

  5. Car seats, car seats—all the babies are doing it. Here's a site that not only lets you read through the correct way to install your baby's car seat, it also provides video to show you how to make sure your baby is latched in safe and secure.

  6. Choosing a pediatrician can seem a little daunting. But it's so important to find someone who lines up with your philosophies and with whom you can communicate well. After all, you're going to be seeing a lot of this person in the first year of your baby's life. This is a guide to walk you through choosing a pediatrician, along with great questions to print out and ask along with a link to the Federation of State Medical Boards where you can do a little background work on the pediatricians in your area.

  7. Wanting to make sure that all those great gifts from the baby shower are considered safe? Click here to check on the latest recalls.

  8. It's a boy! Now what? To circumcise or not to circumcise, that is the question. Here are a list of things to consider as you make the decision.

  9. So what do I do with the little critter? You've got the baby home, fed, bathed, what? Here's a site that gives lots of great suggestions on developmental play between parent and child for each stage of development, along with lists of appropriate toys and books to supplement your playtime!

  10. As if you didn't have enough to worry about! Great resource with ideas for financial health, along with some powerful tools on the left side bar for determining the costs of staying home vs. going back to work, etc.

Monday, July 21, 2008

All Things Movies

In NYC, we are in the midst of a heatwave. Although, our neighborhood video rental store recently shut down, that didn't stop us from hitting the net to find out the latest flicks to hit the big screen and video. Why not grab a bag of microwave popcorn and settle into a movie? It's time to catch up on all of the recent hits. Here's where you can research what to watch.

Today's 10 Links a Day: Movies, Movies, it's all about the Movies.

  1. The Internet Movie Database (aka IMDb)

  2. Rotten Tomatoes

  3. Fandango

  4. Yahoo Movies

  5. allmovie

  6. Netflix

  7. Moviefone


  9. MovieWeb

  10. Blockbuster

Friday, July 18, 2008

Need Photos Developed? Shared? Edited?

We are true shutterbugs here at 10 Links a Day! This week alone we shot over 2 gigs worth of pictures thanks to the All Star Game, Billy Joel and a fantastic festival all rolling into NYC. We were lucky enough to attend all of them. Now what? Besides being exhausted, we have a bunch of photos we want to edit, develop and share online. Here are some of the latest resources to hit the net. Have a great weekend!

Today's 10 Links a Day: Photography Resources for your pictures

  1. Flauntr

  2. Hoorray

  3. Keep and share

  4. My photo album

  5. Photrade

  6. Picnik

  7. Picturetrail

  8. Pixagogo

  9. Slide

  10. Snipshot

  11. Tinypic

  12. Tribbit

  13. Zoomonga


  15. Big Huge Labs
For more information and links check out this previous posting.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Travel Blogs (Part 2)

As promised, we said we would be bringing you more travel blogs from around the world. Enjoy today's addition to our ever growing collection of travel blog links. Click here to see previous postings. If you have ideas for 10 Links a Day, please email us at We'd love to hear from you!

Today's 10 Links a Day: More Travel Blogs - Safe Travels!

  1. Brave New Traveler

  2. Dreaming of Hanoi

  3. Gadling

  4. Grantourismo

  5. This time in Seoul

  6. The Daily Transit

  7. The Tranquilo Traveler

  8. Vagabondish

  9. World Hum

  10. Zaatar Days, Henna Nights

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

10 Designers under 40!

Recently, I read an issue of New York Spaces that highlighted a cluster of fantastic designers breaking ground and making a difference in the world of design. Take a peak at these fantastic designers and their portfolios.

Today's 10 Links a Day: Top Designers under the age of 40

  1. West Chin
    West Chin Architect, New York, New York

  2. David Harris
    David Anthony Harris Interiors, New York, New York

  3. Caroline Beaupere
    Caroline Beaupere Design, Brooklyn, New York

  4. Andrew Suvalsky
    Andrew Suvalsky Designs, New York, New York

  5. Peter Lentz
    Peter Lentz Design, New York, New York

  6. Eli Dweck
    Eli Dweck Designs, Oakhurst , New Jersey

  7. Brad Ford
    Brad Ford ID, New York, New York

  8. Ray Martin & Scott McDonough
    Graydon Design, New York, New York

  9. Sergio Mercado
    Clodagh Design, New York, New York

  10. Rinat Lavi
    Rinat Lavi Interiors, New York, New York

Monday, July 14, 2008

July Book Club

It's summer reading time! Be it the beach or vacation, below is a great sampling of sizzling Young Adult summer titles that can accompany you anywhere you go.

Today's 10 Links a Day: July Book Club: Young Adult Edition

1. Savvy by Ingrid Law

Ingrid Law brings to life a distinct type of “magic” in Savvy that centers on the delightfully eccentric Beaumont family. On the eve of a Beaumont’s thirteenth birthday, their savvy – a special supernatural power – strikes. As if waiting weren’t hard enough, Mibs’s father is in a terrible accident two days before her thirteenth birthday. In a singular mission to prove that her new power can save her dad, Mibs finds herself on an unforgettable odyssey that will force her to make sense of growing up – and of other people, who might also have a few secrets hidden just beneath the skin.

Dive into this modern day classic for free! From July 14th-July 20th Savvy will be available at no cost to readers. Get caught up in the Beaumont family’s larger-than-life talents in this extraordinary adventure!

2. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

The rules are pretty simple. There are only two. Rule number one: You listen. Number two: You pass it on. Hopefully, neither one will be easy for you. (from Cassette 1: Side A)

There are thirteen reasons why Hannah Baker decided to end her life. When Clay Jensen discovers a mysterious box of cassette tapes on his porch he knows he must listen to discover how he made her list. Jay Asher’s New York Times bestselling novel Thirteen Reasons Why is shatteringly real in an intricate story of confusion and desperation. It’s a gripping take on teenage suicide that leads the reader through all of the seemingly insignificant actions and words that lead to a decision of such finality. This is a book that will stay with readers long after the last page and that will inspire conversations about a difficult topic and rising epidemic.

The interactive website animates Hannah through it’s audio and visual components, including a virtual map and audio clips.

3. Looks by Madeleine George

Looks is an unforgettable novel that will change the way you look at others as well as the way you see yourself. Meghan Ball is both the most visible and the most invisible person in school. Her massive size is impossible to ignore, yet people freely spill their secrets in front of her, perhaps because they think she isn't listening. But she is. Meghan’s attention soon turns to the new girl with the stick-figure body and defiant attitude, Aimee Zorn. When the two unlikely friends join forces the result is a plot certain to take down their shared enemy, in this provocative title from Madeleine George.

4. Artichoke’s Heart by Suzanne Supplee

Rosemary Goode is smart and funny and loyal and the best eyebrow waxer in Spring Hill, Tennessee. But only one thing seems to matter to anyone, including Rosemary: her weight. And when your mom runs the most successful (and gossipy) beauty shop in town, it can be hard to keep a low profile. Rosemary resolves to lose the weight, but her journey turns out to be about everything but the scale. Her life-changing, waist-shrinking year is captured with brutal honesty and humor, topped with an extra-large helping of Southern charm.

5. Talent by Zoey Dean

It’s all about talent in LA: who has it, who doesn’t, who wants it, and who can find it first! When it comes to talent - you either have it or you don't. From Zoey Dean, the author of the national best-selling A-List novels, comes a new series about fame, friendship, and surviving school in the world's most cut-throat town - Hollywood.

Click here for exclusive content, blog entries, chapter excerpts and a chance to win a meeting with a Hollywood Casting Agent!

6. Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

Audrey Cuttler dumps Evan, the lead singer of The Do-Gooders. Evan writes, “Audrey, Wait!,” a break-up song that’s so good it rockets up the billboard charts. And Audrey is suddenly famous! Take a wild ride with Audrey as she makes headlines, has outrageous amounts of fun, confronts her ex on MTV, and gets the chance to show the world who she really is.

Born for fame? Find out with the tabloid generator! Check out the Audrey, Wait! site for a preview of your front page antics!

7. Death by Bikini by Linda Gerber

A fun, murder-mystery romance for all teen sleuths! Aphra Behn Connolly lives on a remote tropical island. When a smoldering Seth Mulo arrives she is immediately drawn to him. Then a famous rock star's girlfriend turns up on the beach. Is it too great a coincidence that Seth turned up just one day before the murder? As the plot thickens, Aphra finds that danger lurks behind the most unexpected of faces.

8. The Secret Rites of Social Butterflies by Lizabeth Zindel

When does truth become gossip? Desperate to make new friends and to distract herself from troubles at home, Maggie falls in with a group of social butterflies who collect gossip on their classmates. However Maggie soon learns that information in the wrong hands can do irreparable damage.

9. Fancy White Trash by Marjetta Geerling

“If only life were as easy as your sisters.” Abby’s heard that one before. And it’s true —Shelby and Kait aren’t exactly prim and proper. Abby is determined not to follow in their footsteps, so she has created the One True Love Plan. The most important part of the plan is Rule #1: Find Someone New. This means finding a guy who hasn’t already dated Shelby or Kait. But when Abby starts falling for the possible father of Kait’s baby, she has to figure out if some rules are meant to be broken. This debut novel, a modern comedy of errors, is as lighthearted and irreverant as its title.

10. Paper Towns by John Green

For when you have finished all your summer reading…Paper Towns (available October 2008) by Printz-medalist John Green.

Paper Towns is a smart, thoughtful, funny, and hopeful novel that epitomizes Green's brilliance. It has razor-sharp wit, fantastic writing, originality in spades, truth, and everything that makes for a truly unbelievable wonderful novel.

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. Then Margo disappears. But Quentin soon learns that there are clues – and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Quentin sees the girl he thought he knew.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Flickr Friday

It sure has been one hell of a week! We figured we'd end this week with a fantastic selection of photography, so you can down shift into weekend mode. If you have any ideas for postings, or would like to guest blog yourself, please reach out to us at Have a great weekend.

Today's 10 Links a Day: Flickr Friday

  1. Beatface

  2. .texas tornado

  3. thom watson

  4. Haiku Heidi

  5. alyssa snyder

  6. rusty shakelford

  7. sdscott

  8. Notley

  9. Adamk0310

  10. bilbao58

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Comic Strips - What's Your Favorite?

Remember the days when you were a kid and you couldn't wait for the Sunday paper to arrive. Let's not kid ourselves, it wasn't to read the headlines. It was to read the comics (or funnies as it was known in my household). My favorites were Peanuts and Ziggy. After 6 days of black and white, we finally got the Sunday color comics pull out section. Thanks to our friend the Internet, you can now get all of the comics online!

The best quote I can think of is" Are you having a Laugh?" - Ricky Gervais. If the answer to his question is no, then click below. We'll take it from here...

Today's 10 Links A Day: Comics - the ones in the newspaper

  1. The Peanuts aka Snoopy

  2. Ziggy

  3. Garfield

  4. Cathy

  5. Calvin and Hobbes

  6. Winnie the Pooh

  7. B.C.

  8. Heathcliff

  9. Doonesbury

  10. Broom Hilda

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Let's Cook

You have to love the internet! Now, you can watch your favorite cooking show online. Want to know how to make that complicated roast soufflé? Check out the sites below for recipes, videos and tabletop ideas. We are positive you will work up an appetite. Did you know that something like 70% or more of the people that watch the Food Network in the United States NEVER cook anything they see on TV? I bet that ratio is alot different online!

Today's 10 Links A Day: Full Service Cooking Websites - everything but the cooking for you!

  1. Recipe Gnome

  2. Foodari

  3. Restaurant Girl

  4. Eat Drink or Die

  5. Recipe Zaar

  6. Open Source Food

  7. mestolando

  8. Cookthink

  9. Family Oven


Monday, July 07, 2008

Summer Beauty - Great Deals under $30

A ton of research went into deciding the top products you must have for Summer 2008. Just click on the pictures to get further details. Go ahead, glam it up!

Today's 10 Links A Day: Our Top Beauty Picks for 2008

H2O Plus Poolside Moisturizing Body Balm

Boscia Oil-Free Daily Hydration

Barielle Nail Strengthener Cream

Philosophy - You are my sunshine lemonade scented,
high foaming, shower and bath gel

Bare Escentuals RareMinerals Blemish Therapy

NARS Lip Gloss

Essie Nail Polish

Avon SKIN SO SOFT Original Bath Oil Original

Women's Sampler by Caswell-Massey

Pacifica Solid Perfume

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Travel Blogs (Part 1)

As we begin to plan an upcoming trip to the Middle East later this year, we started with reaching out to the blogosphere to research our upcoming trip. There are a ton of great travel blogs on the web. There are so many great travel blogs that this became a 2 part posting. Stay tuned for Part 2 coming soon. Safe Travels

Today's 10 Links A Day: Travel Blogs

  1. 12 feet

  2. Airline Confidential

  3. Another Passport Stamp

  4. Bon Viveur

  5. Corrugated City: Valparaiso

  6. Nine Months in Syria

  7. Palazzo Pizzo

  8. The Lost Girls

  9. Reid on Travel

  10. The Poverty JetSet

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Get Your Gossip Here

As we await a storm to roll in, what better time to surf the net and get the latest celebrity gossip. I've found these newbies to the celeb reporting race. Sorry we are slacking a bit today with only 9 links, but that's all we could find in addition to the other lists and lists we have previously written about. Happy Hump Day! Drop us a line with your ideas at

Today's 10 Links A Day: Celebrity Gossip Websites

  1. celebuzz

  2. INF Daily

  3. Socialite Life

  4. Splash News

  5. Pacific Coast News

  6. Celebslam

  7. Bauer Griffin

  8. Hollywood

  9. Gabby Babble

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