Friday, November 28, 2008

Shoppers Unite

Today is the largest shopping day of the year. Black Friday. 10 Links a Day is bringing back some oldies but goodies that will give you all of the resources you need to hit the stores, online or in person armed with deals and coupons. Why pay full price!?!


Happy Shopping!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Charity Begins at Home

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. We are very thankful for what we have. Please do not forget to give something back for those that are less fortunate or are unable to join their family on this treasured holiday. Today's list is a group of organizations that recently reached out to 10 Links a Day. We thought we would share them with you.

Today's 10 Links a Day: Do unto others...

  1. Special Olympics

  2. MADD

  3. City Harvest

  4. Habitat for Humanity

  5. CARE

  6. Environmental Defense Fund

  7. Ronald McDonald House Charities

  8. Make a Wish Foundation

  9. Food for the Poor

  10. Project Hope

  11. Smile Train

  12. The New York Foundling

  13. Macular Degeneration Research

  14. Project Renewal

  15. USO - Support our Troops

  16. Children's Aid Society

  17. Meals on Wheels 

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hilariousness - 10 Funny/Fun Videos

A fun set of videos today to get you through to the Thanksgiving dinner table. Have a great holiday.

Today's 10 Links a Day: Entertainment via fun videos.

1. Adult Choir Caught Ridin' Dirty



2. Cat Ridin' Roomba


3. RutRow


4. Just Because


5. Thriller


6. Pilgrim Buckles (rated r)


7. Shiba Inu Puppy Cam
Live Videos by Ustream
8. Friends with Benefits Ceremony



9. Funny Elephant Video
10. Funny haha
 

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Oprah Shopping List: Gifts Under $100

Recently, Oprah came out with her list of great gifts for under $100. There are some great ideas on the list below and 10 Links a Day would like to thank Oprah and her team for pulling together this amazing list. Check them out...

Today's 10 Links a Day: Oprah's Gift List under $100.

  1. Sterling Characters
    A deluxe alternative to turning down page corners. Fancy tasseled bookmarks from Christofle, a hallowed name in silver, are incised with floral and animal prints. Give with a favorite novel.
    $56 each at Christofle

  2. The Effortless Shirt
    Shirts that need ironing don't get out much. Wrinkle-free versions—updated with menswear prints, slimmer fit, a bit of stretch—are always ready to wear. Ideal for the business traveler.
    $90 each; Brooks Brothers

  3. 2 Robes in 1
    Everyday robes can be boring and, frankly, dowdy. Not these. Made of plushy microfleece, they're light, warm, lusciously colored—not the usual wimpy pastels—and fully reversible.
    Cruz, $68; Natori

  4. Always Handy
    Because we're always losing one, a woman can never have too many gloves. These leather and calf hair shorties (in solids or patterns) give coats new life.
    $69 to $79 each; Club Monaco for stores

  5. Pop-Top Chic
    This glamorous purse looks like chain mail, but it's really made of recycled pull tabs (minus the sharp edges). Crocheted in Brazilian craft cooperatives, they help to reduce waste and create jobs.
    Escama Studio, $92, Charles Nolan; 888-996-6526

  6. Sun Salute
    The Credo Mobile Solio uses solar energy to power wireless devices (eight to 10 hours in the sun for a full recharge). One percent of all sales goes to progressive nonprofit organizations.
    $99.95; Credo Mobile

  7. The New Rose Bowl
    Cutting-edge Italian design for an old-fashioned price! Everyone needs something pretty to showcase apples, pears, or vegetables; this stenciled metal rose-motif design lets the color of the produce peep through.
    $69; Alessi

  8. Cool Jewels
    Chains entwined with pearls are the new big thing in jewelry. This gloriously chunky mixed-media bracelet also has a retro-looking monogrammed charm.
    $90; Maximal Art

  9. Cachet and Carry
    It's tricky giving someone a handbag, but these are exceptionally snazzy; strapped and buckled patent leather in elegant colors—and what a perfect size.
    $99 each with code OPRAH; London Fog

  10. Pet Watch
    Humans who stress about leaving animal companions alone will love the Panasonic BL-C1 network camera, which lets them observe their pets from a computer or mobile phone via a free permanent Web address.
    $99.95; Panasonic

  11. No Frills Cell
    Large buttons, more legible onscreen displays, and one-touch call keys make the Pantech Breeze a brilliant choice for those who weren't born in the wireless age.
    $80 with two-year AT&T contract; ATT Wireless

  12. Just Plain E-Mail
    Some people are thrilled by bells and whistles. Others can do without fussy setups and yet another technology to master. The Peek delivers e-mail, and that's all, folks.
    $99.95, plus $19.95 per month for service; GetPeek.com

  13. As Time Goes By
    This refined kitchen calendar consists of individual cards, each with a seasonal motif printed on thick, creamy paper. It's a tasteful way to keep track of the year.
    $54; Charles Fradin Home

  14. Salad Days
    Balsamic vinegar goes from basic to beautiful with this four-bottle set from Tondo. Each slender bottle is spiked with one of four infusions: fig, citrus, lemon, or pomegranate.
    $55; Baldor

  15. An Appetite for Glamour
    The most design-savvy person you know will adore this chic anodized-aluminum tray stamped with an image from the natural world.
    Eduardo Garza for Formentero, $95 each; Formentero

  16. Beyond Boheme
    Puccini's music can break hearts and stun with its sheer drama. Mark the composer's 150th birthday with a gift of the complete operas, a 20-CD set of stellar performances (by Leontyne Price, Pl├ícido Domingo…) from Sony BMG Masterworks.
    $99; Amazon.com

  17. Brownie Points
    If you've had brownie-studded Ben and Jerry's ice cream, you've tasted Greyston Bakery's fudge treats. Now the bakery, which provides jobs to the disadvantaged, is selling its decadent Do-Goodie brownies at retail and giving 100 percent of proceeds to charity.
    $71 for 24; Greyston Bakery

  18. Ethical Chic
    Often handmade crafts have a folksy Birkenstock vibe. Not this stylish tote, a fair-trade collaboration between designer Patti Carpenter and Guatemalan artisans: In striped gray cotton, it's got a cool, urban chic.
    Carpenter + Company, $85; MXYPLYZYK

Monday, November 24, 2008

Fave Games

Don't you simply love Free Flash Online Games, however, there are so many out there which makes finding the best ones a hassle. For the past 6 months our devoted AllMyFaves team has searched and played more than 5000 games and narrowed it down to the best 200. For you guys, I have narrowed it down to the best 10. The last 3 are thinking games. Enjoy!

Today's 10 Links a Day: AllMyFaves Guest Blog - Fave Games
  1. Penguin Dinner
    Penny the penguin has her flippers full trying to manage a bustling Antarctic diner! Help her keep the food hot and the customers cool by seating, serving, and cleaning as quickly as possible. Remember: the happier the customers, the bigger the tips!

  2. Bubble Struggle 2
    You are the devil in the trench coat. The mission of Bubble Struggle 2 is to Pop all bubbles!!

  3. More Bloons
    Pop all the Bloons. If Pac-Man is the most addicting game in the 20th century, Bloons is of the 21st century.

  4. Tower Bloxx
    Build your tower and see how many citizens will move into your building. Timing is the key!

  5. Ninja Hunter
    A fun educational game. You are a samurai who must protect his temple against evil ninjas. Your only weapon is your typing skills and how fast you can type. kill off all your enemies before they can reach the temple.

  6. Cowboy's School
    You should try to shoot all targets as soon as they appear. Each time you miss you will lose a life. As you progress the targets will get faster. Go Cowboy!

  7. Pac-Man
    My personal most favorite game. The player controls Pac-Man through a maze, eating dots. When all dots are eaten, Pac-Man is taken to the next stage. Four ghosts roam the maze, trying to catch Pac-Man. If a ghost touches Pac-Man, a life is lost. When all lives have been lost, the game ends.

  8. Bloxorz
    Extremely unique puzzle. Bloxorz is a skill based game that requires a lot of patience and spatial awareness.

  9. 3D Logic II
    The next generation of the famous puzzle game '3D Logic'. The exciting quest in the mysterious land of the Sage and the new challenge for your IQ!

  10. Traveler IQ
    In this fun challenge, you'll be asked to pin point where famous places, cities and travel destinations are located. We'll then calculate your Traveler IQ based on how close you were and how quickly you found the spot.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Black Friday - get your links to the deals here...

It's time to make those lists and check them twice! Black Friday is right around the corner. We are bringing you all of the links you need to prepare for the annual shopfest! A toast to saving lots of money in this down economy. If you have links that you would like to add to this list, please comment below. 


Programming Note: We shied away from listing individual store deals for this post and focused on the aggregator sites. Each site posts different deals, so to maximize your savings, check them all out.

Today's 10 Links a Day: Black Friday Deals...
  1. Amazon Black Friday

  2. TGI Black Friday

  3. BlackFridayAds.com

  4. BlackFriday.info

  5. The Bargainist

  6. DealTaker.com

  7. Black Friday 2008

  8. TheBlackFriday.com

  9. Black-Friday.net

  10. Black Friday Online

  11. Blackfday.com

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Holiday Travel Tips

We recently read this very informative article and thought it would be great to share with you all, especially if you plan to travel over the holidays or know someone that is. This article sums up what needs to be done to make your trip from here to there a much more pleasant experience. Safe Travels and Enjoy.

Today's 10 Links a Day: Travel Prep
  1. Fly Happy
    Before you get on a plane this Holiday season, be sure to equip yourself with these flight essentials. No-Jet-Lag Homeopathic Remedy Tablets will remedy any jet lag you may experience on your trip. For rest and comfort, bring a neck pillow and some ear plugs. And if you're traveling to a foreign country, be sure to brush up on the language with a handy phrase book!

  2. Pack Smart
    If you don't pack well for your Holiday travel, you'll be in for some headaches. You'll want to pack as efficiently as possible, using space-saving items likevacuum sealed bags and this Pack-Flat Back-Up Bag which packs flat to fit in your suitcase and unzips to become a carry-on sized bag (perfect for souvenirs and gifts!).
    Also available:  Luggage Locks | All Luggage

  3. Stay Beautiful
    Traveling can take its toll on your body, but you don't have to let it show. The Travel Agent provides you with all your beauty must-haves in convenient to-go sizes. This Grab + Go Portables has everything a guy on the go needs for face, body, and hair. These travel sizes are small enough to pack in your carry-on bag.
    Also available:  Lifeline Travel Kit | Canyon Ranch | Mini Flat Iron

  4. Keep Clean
    GoTravel is an elegant travel kit containing everything you need to keep your smile whiter, healthier and younger-looking on-the-go. The VIOlight Travel Toothbrush Sanitizer uses a UV bulb to sanitize your toothbrushes. This Travel Bottle Packincludes shampoo/conditioner and shower gel/body lotion in a zippered pouch. And don't forget anti-bacterial wipes!
    Shop for: 
    Go Smile Travel Set | Toothbrush Sanitizer | Travel Bottle Pack

  5. Stay Entertained
    Whether in a train, plane, or automobile, you'll want to bring some entertainment. The Amazon Kindle is an eBook reader that lets you read books, newspapers, and blogs using a compact device. If you'd like to watch movies, bring a portable DVD player. For games, a Nintendo DS Lite. An iPod touch is a great all-in-one device for music, pictures, video, and Internet. Shop for: Amazon Kindle | Portable DVD Players | Nintendo DS Lite

  6. Tan Safely
    If you're heading to warmer climates during your holiday vacation, be sure to packsunscreen, a nice pair of sunglasses, and a space-saving reversible swimsuit. If you'll be enjoying the frosty winter weather over the holidays, grab a portable dispenser of Sugar Travel Tan to create your own sheer, golden tan.
    Shop for: 
    Travel Tan | Sunscreen | Sunglasses

  7. Repair Clothes
    After packing your clothes into suitcases and garment bags, you may find them wrinkled when you arrive at your destination. Take a travel steamer with you to remove wrinkles and fold your clothes. A lint remover will also be handy. In worst-case scenarios, you may need to remove stains with a Tide To Go Stick, or even replace a button with a handy sewing kit.
    Shop for: 
    Travel Steamers | Lint Removers | Tide To Go Sticks

  8. Jetset Fashion for Girls
    This Burton reversible down jacket for women is beautifully sculpted and stuffed with 550 goose down fill. Want a different look to get you through the cold months? Just reverse the jacket inside-out for a new outfit. All the features stay the same, but you can rage in a new color. The microfleece lined pockets and chin area keep the sensitive spots feeling soft and comfy. Also available: Reversible Jackets | Reversible Clutch | Reversible Sweatshirts

  9. Jetset Fashion for Guys
    Guys should pack at least one dressy jacket for both casual and formal events. Blazers go well with jeans, khakis, and dress pants. Reversible items make packing efficient, as they can be used repeatedly without notice. Reversible jacketsbelts, and hats are all very convenient items to bring in your suitcase.
    Shop for: 
    Reversible Jackets | Reversible Belts | Reversible Hats

Monday, November 17, 2008

Thanksgiving Preparation

Today, we bring you all of the tools that you will need for a fantastic Thanksgiving outing next week for both the guest and host. Can you believe it's next week? We hope you enjoy our list of items. Feel free to comment below with your favorite tips for a fun, tummy filled holiday.




Friday, November 14, 2008

Amazon Books of the Year

10 Links a Day loves when all of the Top X lists appear at the end of each year. Today, Amazon.com is guest blogging and providing us with a list of their Top 10 books for 2008. If you are shopping for the holidays or just getting your list together, why not consider any of these great books. They make great stocking stuffers!

Today's 10 Links a Day: Amazon's Top 10 Books of 2008

  1. The Northern Clemency  by Philip Hensher

  2. Hurry Down Sunshine   by Michael Greenberg

  3. Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America  by Rick Perlstein

  4. The Forever War  by Dexter Filkins

  5. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle  by David Wroblewski

  6. The Likeness  by Tana French

  7. Serena  by Ron Rash

  8. So Brave, Young and Handsome  by Leif Enger

  9. The Lazarus Project  by Aleksandar Hemon

  10. The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America  by David Hadju

Thursday, November 13, 2008

TIME's Best Inventions of 2008

Compliments of Time Magazine, we bring you the first 10 of their top 100 inventions of 2008.  From a genetic testing service to an invisibility cloak to an ingenious public bike system to the world's first moving skyscraper. It's really amazing. Check out the futuristic unimaginable items coming to life soon...

Today's 10 Links a Day:  10 of 100

  1. 23andMe retail DNA test

  2. The Tesla Roadster

  3. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

  4. Hulu.com

  5. The Large Hadron Collider

  6. The Global Seed Vault

  7. The Chevy Volt

  8. Bullets That Shoot Bullets

  9. The Orbital Internet

  10. The World's Fastest Computer

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day Reading

Today is Veterans Day. What better way to introduce and reflect on issues of war and peace than to read and discuss a conversation-provoking children's book?  Lest we forget.

Special thanks to our guest blogger, Andrea, from Just One More Book!!  for putting this great list together.

Today's 10 Links a Day: Veterans Day Reading with kids

  1. Angel Girl 

  2. The Unknown Soldier

  3. The Donkey of Gallipoli (A True Story of Courage in World War I)

  4. A Poppy is To Remember

  5. Gleam and Glow

  6. The Cello of Mr. O

  7. Janusz Korczak's Children 

  8. The Diary of Laura's Twin (A Holocaust Remembrance Book for Young Readers)

  9. What We Remember

  10. One Thousand Tracings: Healing the Wounds of World War II

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bloggers Unite for Refugees United

Millions of refugees are suffering uncertainty and atrocities every day. The blogosphere is a powerful way to raise awareness and aid. Knowledge can bring change. The ongoing problem of people torn from their homes is something that should, and must, concern us all. In order to find a common solution and bring back life and dignity to the millions suffering we must call awareness to this ongoing matter. So, please join us, and thousands of other Bloggers, by participating in this important cause .

Today's 10 Links a Day: 10 Organizations Dedicated to Refugees

  1. Refugees United
    Refugees United provides refugees with an anonymous forum to reconnect with missing family. By registering with nick- names, scars, former locations and other markers only identifiable to family and close friends, everyone can remain 'invisible' to all but relatives. Donate to this cause by clicking here

  2. Refugees International
    Refugees International advocates for lifesaving assistance and protection for displaced people and promotes solutions to displacement crises.

  3. UK Refugee Services via Red Cross
    The Red Cross supports thousands of people every year, helping them to access local services and adjust to life in a new country.

  4. Lutheran Refugee Services
    LIRS is one of the nation’s leading agencies of its kind. We resettle refugees, protect unaccompanied children, advocate for just treatment of asylum seekers, seek alternatives to immigration detention and stand for unity for families fractured by unfair laws.

  5. Aotearoa-New Zealand Refugee Services
    We are a not-for-profit, non-government organisation committed to supporting the successful resettlement of former refugees within a welcoming and inclusive society. Since our beginnings in 1975, our staff and volunteers have assisted more than 40,000 refugees to settle and build new futures here in Aotearoa New Zealand. Former refugees can now be found in every walk of life, making a wonderful contribution to the social, cultural and economic fabric of our increasingly multicultural society.

  6. United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrant Children
    Helping people fleeing war and persecution for nearly 100 years.

  7. Women's Commission for Refugee Women & Children
    The Women's Commission's mission is to improve the lives and defend the rights of refugee women and children, including the internally displaced, returnees and asylum seekers.

  8. The UN Refugee Agency
    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.

  9. Wikipedia - Refugees 

  10. BBC - Road to Refugees 

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Introducting: President Elect - Barack Obama

A huge congratulations goes out to the new President Elect, Barack Obama and the new Vice President, Joe Biden! Now that the election is over, it's time to sharpen up on your Obama factoids. Take a moment to read a book written by,  or about Barack Obama. There is no shortage of a selection and you will be ready to go for your next cocktail party discussion!

Today's 10 Links a Day: Barack Obama on the bookshelf
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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Did you know November is...

Check out this months campaigns for various awareness promotions. Don't forget to vote today. Interested in following today's results - check out the latest results here.

Today's 10 Links a Day: Did you know November is...

  1. Lung Cancel Awareness Month
     
  2. American Diabetes Month

  3. National COPD Awareness Month

  4. National Hospice Month 

  5. National Novel Writing Month

  6. National Marrow Awareness Month

  7. National Family Caregivers Month

  8. National Inspirational Role Models Month

  9. National Alzheimer's Disease Month

  10. National American Indian Heritage Month

  11. National Adoption Month 

Monday, November 03, 2008

Election Results...

Tomorrow is a huge day in the USA. Starting at 6:00 am on the East coast the polls will open and folks will come out to vote for the 44th President of the USA. If you are headed to work and want to stay on top of the action, check out these tools for tracking the results. You can also partake in our informal poll below. Voting is a privilege, so be sure to get out there and take part.

Today's 10 Links a Day: Tracking the election results

  1. Gallup.com
    Election poll results from one of the best known polling companies.


  2. Twitter Vote Report
    Stay on top second by second with all of the tweets.


  3. Pollster.com
    Name speaks for itself


  4. RealClearPolitics.com
    Poll breakdowns by state.


  5. USAElectionPolls.com
    Combines a bunch of polls together.


  6. USAToday.com
    Check out their poll tracking


  7. 270ToWin.com
    Electoral vote counter


  8. CNN Electoral Map
    Current projections based on polls. Interactive maps.


  9. FiveThirtyEight.com
    538  = number of electoral votes that are up for grabs. Similar to 270ToWin.com


  10. Politico.com
    Fun applications to use on this site.


  11. Washington Post Pick Your President Project
    Cool site - check it out!

Online Surveys & Market Research

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