Friday, August 29, 2008

Infertility

Trying to bring that tiny bundle of joy into your life, but no luck getting pregnant? You are not alone; one of every six couples in the United States who is actively trying to get pregnant is also challenged by infertility. We can offer the help of these links shared by the specialists at Fertility Treatment Center (FTC), one of the nation’s leading sources on fertility treatments.

Today’s 10 Links a Day: Infertility Options and Info
  1. On its Evaluation & Diagnosis page, Fertility Treatment Center explains: What are these conditions, and what do they have to do with my not being able to get pregnant? (And what are some treatment options?)

  2. Conceive.com lives up to its name as a wonderful resource on conception.

  3. MedTrackAlert, a respected consumer health information source that aggregates and reviews the news from all major news sources, brings together all the latest on Infertility delivered right to your inbox or cell phone.

  4. iVillage dedicates an entire section of its website to Trying to Conceive, including message boards, tools, advice and more.

  5. Check out this article: Six Simple Steps May Increase the Chance of Pregnancy. ’Nuff said.

  6. Find some of your answers in What is Infertility?, an article posted on Scottsdale’s EVLiving ezine.

  7. For “Symptoms & Types” and other topics you’ve wondered about… check out WebMD’s Infertility & Reproduction Guide.

  8. Trying to get pregnant?” this Women’s Health government site asks – and then offers you a lot of answers.

  9. You’ve heard of Embryo transfer. Find out more about this wonder of advanced reproductive technology on Wikipedia. Embryo transfer can also be combined with the use of donor eggs, through programs such as FTC’s PreciousWonders.

  10. It started with the science, but we’re more enlightened now, too. Curious to see how far we’ve come? Time magazine reprinted its news article on the world’s first test-tube baby, published July 31, 1978, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fertility treatment milestone on July 31, 2008.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

It's all fun and games

Today we continue to bring you a great list of sites highlighted by PC magazine. We've edited the list somewhat, so we hope you enjoy our spin on their remedies for a rainy day at home or a boring afternoon at the office. Remember to set aside some time to check out these sites. they are very entertaining. If you have ideas for 10 Links a Day, please email us at 10linksaday@gmail.com.

Today's 10 Links a Day: Fun and Games on the Net

  1. Bizarro Blog
    Commentary on the comic strip Bizarro (syndicated in newspapers since 1985) by cartoonist Dan Piraro's which usually follows on this blog a few days after the panel has run in papers.

  2. Chime.TV
    An aggregated video site that fills your channels with stuff you'll love.

  3. Group Card
    Group Card lets a group of people sign and send a free e-card, which works well for sharing a card with officemates, friends, or family members.

  4. Jake and Amir
    Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld work at the New York City offices of CollegeHumor.com. The characters they play in their online video sketch series have the same names, same jobs, but they are... twisted. Considering it's mainly a hobby they do after work, the webisodes at JakeAndAmir.com are better than some of the stuff they get paid to do for CollegeHumor.

  5. Oddee
    Oddee collects and archives the weird photos blowing around the Internet, broken down into Digg-friendly and easily digestible lists.

  6. PointlessSites.com
    PointlessSites.com is itself kind of an ugly site, but it is the ultimate portal to online time-wasting.

  7. Rules of Thumb.org
    This helpful site presents user-submitted "rules of thumb," which the community can rate for their usefulness.

  8. Totlol
    Totlol is a video website designed specifically for children. It is community moderated. It is constantly growing. It is powered by YouTube.

  9. TypeRacer
    Put your typing skills to the test with TypeRacer, which pits you against other players for the chance to win, and a slot on TypeRacer's leaderboard.

  10. WonderMark
    Do you like your Web comic strips to have that old-timer feeling? David Malki's twisted twice-a-week strip wherein Victorian-era men, women, and sometimes animals and objects converse with one another, usually ending with a punch line you'll never see coming, especially in the context of these public-domain Dickensian illos.

  11. YouTomb
    There are millions of videos up on YouTube, but thousands have also been removed, and not always with the owner's permission.YouTomb, a research project by the MIT Free Culture student group, tracks the top videos removed from the service for copyright violation, and retains the metadata about the videos so we, the public, can make our own decision about whether the removal was justified or not.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Get your DNC Coverage here...

It's hard not to go anywhere and not read about the Democratic National Convention going on right now in Denver. Mashable was kind enough to post a great list that of where to go on the Internet for the latest breaking news coming out of the convention. Pay attention readers, its a very important election.

Today's 10 Links a Day: Democratic National Convention on the Net

  1. ABCNews.com
    ABC will be providing live streaming coverage as well as some behind-the-scenes videos of what is going on at the convention.

  2. BigTentDenver.org
    Google and Digg are two of the sponsors for The Big Tent, an 8,000 square foot, two story facility at both conventions for bloggers.  The blogger haven will provide food, data access, YouTube uploading, massage areas and even places to nap.

  3. CBSNews.com
    CBS News anchor Katie Couric will be hosting Web-exclusive news specials on both CBSNews.com and CNet.com during both of the conventions. 

  4. CNN
    CNN’s live streaming site will be carrying live coverage throughout the conventions.

  5. ShadowTV.com
    ShadowTV will be providing the streaming video tools for the Republican convention to gather all of the various news feeds into one centralized location. 

  6. Stickam.com
    Stickcam will be streaming from both conventions from 9 AM ET / 6 AM PDT for The Chris Plante Show each day of the events.

  7. UStream.tv
    UStream will be providing the live video streaming for the Republican convention in Minneapolis.

  8. Washington Post and Newsweek
    These two well-known publications are teaming up to show live streaming coverage of the conventions.

  9. YouTube 2008 Conventions
    YouTube has pages for both political conventions with coverage including even the building of the stages and more.

  10. Barack Obama Fan Page
    Become a fan of the Democratic nominee and learn a little bit more about him.

  11. Democratic Convention 2008 Fan Page
    An easy way to show your support

  12. Students For Barack Obama
    As the name would imply, this fan page is specifically for students that support the Democratic nominee.

  13. BarackObama.com
    The presumptive Democratic candidate for the Republican party in the 2008 Presidential election.

  14. DemConvention.com
    Official site of the Democratic National Convention that will be held in Denver, CO August 25th - 28th.

  15. Democrats.org
    The official website of the national Democratic party.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Apps and Services Awards

PC Magazine has come out with it's top websites of 2008. Over the next few weeks we'll be recapping them with you. Today' posting highlights online tools that can simplify your life and your workflow.

Today's 10 Links a Day: PC Mag Awards

  1. Animoto.com
    Animoto auto-generates cool slideshow videos using your own uploaded photos and music

  2. drop.io
    Drop.io is the best file-sharing.

  3. Ecosystem: The Netvibes Widget Directory
    A comprehensive widget directory

  4. jooce.com
    This desktop-away-from-desktop lets you access your personal stuff from any computer.
     
  5. Jott.com
    Capture thoughts, create to-dos and set reminders with a simple phone call

  6. Mux
    Mux is an excellent video conversion/sharing site
     
  7. PageOnce
    PageOnce collects your account info for just about any online account you might have and aggregates the info into a single page that looks good and is easy to keep track of.

  8. Plurk
    This Twitter-like microblogging service goes beyond Twitter by letting users share images and video clips through their Plurk feeds.
     
  9. PurpleTrail
    Invitations and party planning online
     
  10. Utterz
    Mobile blogging/forum service lets you post your content—whether text, audio, photo, or video—across multiple blogs and social networks.

    Friday, August 22, 2008

    Friday Mashup

    Today's 10 Links a Day is a bit short, but packed with great sites. Tell us your favorite mashup and we'll add it to the posting throughout the day. Email us at 10linksaday@gmail.com.  If you don't know what a mash-up is, click below to see some examples. Have a great weekend!


    Today's 10 Links a Day: Mashups to go!

    1. TimeTube

    2. wii.findnearby.net

    3. Flickr Sudoku

    4. 1001 Secret Fishing Holes

    5. mibazaar's top 100 celebrities

    6. Worldwide Earthquakes

    7. GlobalIncidentMap.com

    8. clouds

    9. mapBid

    10. READER's CHOICE - email us at 10linksaday@gmail.com

    Thursday, August 21, 2008

    Retro Gaming - bring it on!

    10 Links a Day is feeling a bit nostalgic today. If you look at the fall line-up for television, you will see the networks are bringing back all of those classic tv shows that were hits. We thought, well, we don't have access to that content, but our friends over at GetBack have kindly provided us unlimited access to the classic Atariesque games we all loved to play. Here's your chance to beat your friends and revive your high scores.

    Today's 10 Links a Day: Retro Gaming Fun

    1. Connect Four

    2. Donkey Kong Classic

    3. Duck Hunt

    4. Frogger

    5. Minesweeper

    6. Simon

    7. Sonic the Hedgehog

    8. Space Invaders

    9. Super Mario Bros.

    10. Tetris

    Wednesday, August 20, 2008

    Interior Design Magazines

    There is something that comes over us when we receive our design magazines in the mailbox. We definitely subscribe to a bunch already (see earlier posting) and are eyeing a bunch on today's list. What are your favorite inspirational design magazines?

    Today's 10 Links a Day: Design Magazines - Part II

    1. artichoke

    2. Perspective

    3. mix future interiors

    4. Renovation Style

    5. Decorating

    6. Art Et Decoration

    7. Residences Decoration

    8. Home & Decor

    9. Decor Living

    10. Tribu Design

    11. Decor & Style Magazine

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008

    Latest Travel Relates Sites to join the Internet

    It's the end of the summer and we are still pining to plan that big getaway. Today we bring you the latest resources to hit the net to ensure you have a spectacular trip. Safe travels!

    Today's 10 Links a Day: New Travel Resources

    1. TravelSkoot
      The travel site that lets you plan out your next great adventure…without ever getting lost!

    2. zoomandgo
      Live it. Rate it. Shoot it. Share it.

    3. tripwolf
      The worldwide travel guide

    4. HotwireTravel Ticker
      Travel Ticker® site, where you'll find a variety of interesting insider deals to your favorite destinations.

    5. TripKick.com
      Find the hotel room that's perfect for you

    6. TravelMuse
      TravelMuse combines original editorial content and destination city guides with powerful planning tools.

    7. Thorn Tree Travel Forum
      The place where the Lonely Planet travel community get together to exchange travel information, advice, hints and tips. Get help, get connected, get inspired, have your say.

    8. Skoosh
    9. The search for your perfect hotel starts here.

    10. whatsonwhen
    11. The local guide for the global traveler.

    12. TravellersConnected.com
      The ultimate traveler's guide

    Monday, August 18, 2008

    Customizable eCards & FUN stuff to do with your photos

    Thanks to Mashable for creating this great list of fantastic sites on the net that give the user hours of fun with their own pictures. You can do anything with your pictures by clicking on the links below. Warning: Save yourself some time, we got sucked in for hours.

    Today's 10 Links a Day: Fun with Photos

    1. JibJab


    2. MushyGushy


    3. FaceinHole


    4. Fix8


    5. Camroid


    6. Phozi


    7. Gizmoz


    8. BeFunky


    9. MyHeritage Face Recognition


    10. All My Magic


    11. Putty Face


    12. Diary of the Dead Zombie Face Changer


    13. Piki Kids


    14. Create Your Own Yearbook Picture


    15. MagMyPic


    16. GlassGiant


    17. Glogster


    18. Insert-a-photo Dart Board

    Friday, August 15, 2008

    Music sites

    It's Friday and we are riding out into the sunset enjoying all of the latest music to hit the net. Check out all of these new entries on the net. There is life after itunes. Have a great weekend and drop us a line if you are interested in guest blogging for 10 Links a Day.

    Today's 10 Links a Day: Music - Feel the beat

    1. eMusic.com
      eMusic is the world’s largest retailer of independent music and the world’s second-largest digital music retailer overall, with more than 3.5 million tracks from over 27,000 independent labels and more than 2,000 titles from top audio book publishers.

    2. tjamendo
      On Jamendo artists allow anyone to download and share their music. It's free, legal and unlimited.

    3. Jogli.com
      Start listening to the music you like, Jogli has it all More than 12 million albums, More than 500 million songs

    4. Amazon MP3 store

    5. Muzu TV
      Bands, festivals, venues and fans, broadcast your Music TV on the web

    6. jukebo.com
      Jukebo is The Music Web TV that contains the most music videos on the web.

    7. amazing tunes
      Discover new music from unsigned artists

    8. DEEZER
      Online radio

    9. seeqpod
      SeeqPod is the most satisfying way to find, play, and enjoy playable

    10. itunes

    Thursday, August 14, 2008

    Modern Babies, we have you covered

    Back by popular demand, 10 Links a Day has additional resources that hip parents need to check out to keep their baby modern and cutting edge. (here's the previous post)

    We are amazed at how many sites there are out there dedicated to the modern baby and design. Have an idea for 10 Links a Day? We'd love to hear from you. Email us at 10linksaday@gmail.com

    Today's 10 Links a Day: Modern Baby Resources (Part 2)

    1. Babyccino


    2. Babygadget


    3. babyology


    4. Bloesem Kids


    5. Cookie Magazine - Nesting Blog


    6. cool mom picks


    7. design mom


    8. KidsHaus


    9. MomFinds.com


    10. Mom's Favorite Stuff


    11. ohdeedoh


    12. the cradle


    13. tiny Decor


    14. TodaysMama

    Wednesday, August 13, 2008

    Newborn Family Sites

    The baby has been born, congratulations! Why not share all of those amazing memories with a family website for all to read. You can adjust the settings, so if you want make it invitation only, it can be done. There are a lot of options out there, and 10 Links a Day has narrowed down the best options to host your site. All of the sites make it super easy to create the site, so don't be intimidated. Good luck and invite us to check our your new bundle(s) of joy.

    Today's 10 Links a Day: Family Website Hosts

    1. TotSpot

    2. Babyjellybeans.com

    3. BabyHomePages.net

    4. MyEvent.com

    5. BabyBlogs.com

    6. BirthVillage.com

    7. babywebbies

    8. TheFamilyPost.com

    9. MyGreatBigFamily.com

    10. easysite.com

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008

    Back to School

    We may be ahead of the curve, but August always meant that the summer was winding down and it was time to focus on preparing to go back to school. Today, we have an extremely resourceful guest blog post from Reader's Digest that provides you everything you need to know before you go through the school's front doors in a few weeks. Do you have tips to give other back to schoolers?Share with our readers in the comments section below.

    Today's 10 Links a Day: School Preparation Resources

    1. Homemade school supplies

    2. Back-to-School Fun With Food

    3. Back to School Safety Tips

    4. Back-to-School 101

    5. Back-to-School Checklist

    6. Smart Back-to-School Health Solutions

    7. School supplies Checklist

    8. School lunchbox recipes

    9. 9 School Sports Injuries and Prevention Tips

    10. Home School Connection

    Monday, August 11, 2008

    Keep your Green Initiative Going

    Time for a self check. How are you doing on implementing your green initiative? It's time to re-commit and review the resources provided below. There is a ton of amazing information on the net and we've narrowed it down for you. Share your tips for going green in the comments section below.  We can all do our part.

    Today's 10 Links a Day: Green is the only way!

    1. Ideal Bite
      Easy eco-living tips are delivered in a short, sassy email each weekday.

    2. Greenrightnow.com
      Greenrightnow.com is dedicated to helping you start living a green life, right now.

    3. Buildinggreentv.com
      Building Green TV's mission is to provide homeowners with a glimpse of just how easy, cost-effective and healthy it is to go green, while dispelling the myth that an environmentally conscious lifestyle means doing without.

    4. Sprig
      Daily green style guide

    5. TreeHugger
      TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, we strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.

    6. Zoƫ b Organic Weekly
      All the latest organic and eco-friendly finds for eco-moms and kids.

    7. Grist.
      Reading environmental journalism too often feels like eating your vegetables. Boiled. With no butter. Grist believes that news about green issues and sustainable living doesn't have to be predictable, demoralizing, or dull. They butter the vegetables! And add salt! And strain metaphors!

    8. Healthy Child Healthy World
      Healthy Child Healthy World is dedicated to protecting the health and well being of children from harmful environmental exposures. They educate parents, support protective policies, and engage communities to make responsible decisions, simple everyday choices, and well-informed lifestyle improvements to create healthy environments where children and families can flourish.

    9. The Healthy House Institute™ (HHI)
      HHI provides consumers information to make their homes healthier. HHI strives to be the most comprehensive educational resource available for creating healthier homes.

    10. Sustainlane
      The web's largest community created sustainability guide

    11. TheDailyGreen.com
      Consumers Guide to the Green Revolution

    12. teensygreen
      share a wealth of information about toys, books, arts and crafts, as well as natural clothing, bath and body products, and how to really have fun with your kids!

    Friday, August 08, 2008

    Friday YouTube Fun

    OK, so today we thought we bring you some fun links to enjoy and ease into the weekend. We have worked very hard to put together today's list. Send us your ideas for 10 Links a Day. Let us know how we are doing. 10linksaday@gmail.com

    Today's 10 Links a Day: YouTube Funnies

    1. Christian the Lion - the full story


    2. Jeff Dunham Achmed's "Jingle Bombs"


    3. Sweet Tired Cat [-.-]Zzz


    4. MEOWARCHY: Demon Cats


    5. The ORIGINAL Soulja Boy ballet!


    6. Amazing Hand Shadow show by Raymond Crowe


    7. Funniest (Home) Videos part 85


    8. Charlie bit my finger - again !


    9. Rabbit VS snake most viewed


    10. extreme funny

    Thursday, August 07, 2008

    Bring on the Olympics

    How can you not be excited about the Olympics? Our DVR is going to be working very hard over the next few weeks to capture all of the excitement, energy and hope! Good luck to everyone. Go for the gold! Check out these 10 sites that will keep you up to speed on everything Olympic. If you have a favorite in the games, leave us a comment below...

    Today's 10 Links a Day: O-L-Y-M-P-I-C-S

    1. The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 8-24, 2008

    2. Official Website of the Olympic movement

    3. Wikipedia Olympic Entry

    4. NBC Olympics

    5. Yahoo Olympics

    6. Olympics Game Blog

    7. China's Olympian Human Rights Challenges

    8. Olympic Trivia

    9. ESPN coverage of the games

    10. Sports Illustrated coverage

    Wednesday, August 06, 2008

    Gifts are Fun!

    Gift-giving is a very significant part of our culture. We give because we want our relationships to grow, to show we value others, and to fulfill our need to express love. Because gift-giving is so important, we often spend a lot of time and effort finding the right gifts, wrapping them up, and delivering them on time. Not only is the gift selection important, but the first impression, the presentation, communicates a lot. Here are 10 links related to gift-giving that will help you select your gifts, wrap them beautifully, and feel the joy of gift-giving.

    Today's 10 Links a Day: Gift Giving Resources

    1. Gliza Classic Bows

    2. Article -The Gift That Gives Right Back? – The Giving Itself

    3. Gifts.com

    4. How To wrap A Present

    5. Inexpensive, Creative, and Eco-friendly gift ideas from New American Dream

    6. Line Weaver Designs Wrapping Papers

    7. Delightful Gifts and More

    8. Paper Source

    9. Blogher - Eco gift wrapping, from box to ribbon

    10. Container Store

    Tuesday, August 05, 2008

    Podcasts

    A Podcast is a series of digital-media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. The term podcast, like broadcast, can refer either to the series of content itself or to the method by which it is syndicated; the latter is also called podcasting. The host or author of a podcast is often called a podcaster. So now you know what a podcast is, so check out these 10 podcasts.

    Today's 10 Links a Day: Podcasts

    1. Guardian Unlimited

    2. How Stuff Works

    3. National Gallery of Art Podcasts

    4. Ted.com

    5. The Onion

    6. Keith and the Girl

    7. Travel Channel Podcasts

    8. The Walt Disney World Information Center

    9. Cooks Illustrated

    10. AMP'ed

    Monday, August 04, 2008

    August Book Club

    We are really excited to bring you this month's installment of our book club. Really it's a book selection list, but who are we kidding, it's more fun to be in a club :) Lots of research went into this month's club selections. We think we have brought you a diverse list of what everyone is talking about. Feel free to let 10 Links A Day know what you would like to appear in future postings by emailing us at 10linksaday@gmail.com.

    Today's 10 Links a Day: August Book Club

    1. Girls of Riyadh


    2. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle


    3. The Secret Scripture


    4. What Was Lost


    5. How Far Is the Ocean from Here


    6. Shelter Half


    7. Not in the Flesh


    8. The Summer of Naked Swim Parties


    9. Stuff White People Like


    10. The Measure of America

    Friday, August 01, 2008

    Did you know August is

    Who knew the month of August was dedicated to these initiatives? Enjoy the random tidbits and have a great weekend. If you have ideas for 10 Links a Day or are interested in guest blogging, we'd love to hear from you. Drop us a line at 10linksaday@gmail.com.

    Today's 10 Links a Day: August is...

    1. National Immunization Awareness Month

    2. Cataract Awareness Month

    3. Happiness Happens Month

    4. Neurosurgery Outreach Month

    5. Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

    6. National Psoriasis Awareness Month

    7. National Catfish Month

    8. National Eye Exam Month

    9. National Water Quality Month

    10. Romance Awareness Month

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