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When You've Forgotten The Number for 911

MedWeb
This long list from Emory University includes Web sites, newsgroups, and mailing lists covering a wide range of medical areas -- from AIDS to virtual reality in medicine
Health and Human Services
The HHS site has links to other health-related government sites, in addition to much consumer and policy information. Technical terms are linked to definitions in the National Library of Medicine's Entrez glossary
Centers for Disease Control
This government site offers a heap of consumer and policy information on health matters plus links to a slew of health statistics
Drugless - Treatment - Alternative Medicine Homepage
This medicine page links you to other alternative-medicine sites as well as to clinical studies and National Institute of Health research on alternative methods. It's also the best place to get the straight dope on medical marijuana
ChronicIll Net
An excellent collection of resources, news, and research on a wide variety of illnesses and medical conditions, including cancer, heart disease, AIDS, neurological diseases, and much more.

When Taco Bell is No Longer the Answer

Julie's Low & Fat-Free Resources List
You want the skinny on fat? Julie's is where it's at. You'll find links to the low-fat and fat-free Usenet newsgroups and FAQs as well as links to more than a dozen sites containing low- and no-fat recipes. Julie's list also has links to suppliers of some of the more hard-to-find health snacks

All Play and No Work

Games Domain
If there's a more complete computer-games Web site on the Net, we haven't found it. This page contains links to hundreds of games-related home pages; dozens of commercial pages; and oodles of FAQs, walk-thrus, game patches, hints, FTP sites, and online magazines
Zarf's List of Interactive Games on the Web
Zarf's list of games is like a fully loaded toy box without the mess. Hot links connect you to interactive games, ranging from Netpoker to Name That Tune, as well as interactive toys, old and new
The MUD Resource Collection
If you don't know your MUSH from your MOO, this is a good place to begin your explorations. MUDs (multiuser dimensions/domains/dialogs/dungeons) are online multiplayer fantasy games whose themes range from the social to the sociopathic
Universal Access BlackJack Server
Care to practice your blackjack skills prior to playing for keepsies in Vegas or Atlantic City? No need for a partner when you can log onto this blackjack site
SpeedNet
From the point leaders on the NASCAR circuit to the budding political career of Richard Petty, this site's complete coverage of auto racing will keep any fanatic in the pole position
The Basketball Server
Do ya love the game? Then you'll love the site. Game summaries, box scores, divisional races, and more will have any basketball fan spending more than three seconds here
Fastball
The best general-purpose baseball page around, with enough links to stories and stats to satisfy all but the most hard-core baseball fan
NFL Game Day
It may be a predictable pick, but NFL Game Day, the official Web page of the (insert echo effects) National . . . Football . . . League, really is the best all-around information center for football
The NHL OPEN NET
The National Hockey League's site has everything you need to know about the coolest game in town: news, game schedules, rules, rosters, statistics, and lots more. There's additionally a Web version of NHL This Week, the league's official newsletter. The NHL OPEN NET even schedules live chats with popular players such as Pat LaFontaine, of the Buffalo Sabers.

Do It Yourself

The Outpost Network
Who needs stamps anymore? Using Outpost's forms, you can vent via e-mail to politicians, corporations, activist organizations, and the media at large
Firefly
Meet your match with this personalized music service. Firefly recommends artists or albums for you based on your ratings of preselected artists and sound samples
The San Francisco Exploratorium
Even if you don't live in the Bay Area, the Exploratorium's Web-based Learning Studio brings scientific experimentation to your Mac
Madlib!
Submit a couple of silly adjectives, some verbs ending in -ed, and a noun or two, and you've got an online Madlib masterpiece that will spark as many giggles as its paper-based predecessor
Confession Booth
In this hurly-burly world, it's tough enough just to get to the market before closing, much less take time out for Higher Purposes. If the guilt of past actions weighs heavily upon your soul, take a few moments to visit the Confession Booth
WEB Personals
If you're looking for love or just a good laugh, hook up to this swinging social scene. Ads are categorized by the kind of relationship desired and then grouped by country and state. As with printed personals, it's a seller's market for heterosexual women: When we checked, 481 women sought relationships with men, whereas 2,703 men sought female companionship
Build a Card
Uh-oh. You're on a business trip, and you forgot that today is your anniversary. It may be too late for flowers but not for a personalized electronic greeting card
The Cyrano Server
If a sincere love letter is beyond your capabilities, let Cyrano do the work for you. Merely fill in a few blanks, and the server will compose a love letter in any of seven distinct styles. Also available: personalized Dear John letters.

Have You Lost Your Mind?

Space Age Bachelor Pad Music
Remove the lounge lizard from the endangered species list! This homage to Juan Esquivel and space-age pop symbolizes a revival of '50s glamour that practically reeks of smoking jackets and cheesy music. If you start craving cocktails, hot links to various online lounges will have you sipping screwdrivers and humming along with the Muzak in no time
The Blue Dot
This warped art gallery dishes up a smorgasbord including a ghastly gargoyle hunt, a sardonic stamp collection featuring such trashy '90s icons as Tonya Harding and Amy Fisher, and a freedom-fighting Rabbit Rat
The KOOKS Museum
The KOOKS Museum is Donna J. Kossy's look at world-class conspiracy nuts, quacks, and hatemongers - those wacky folks who make walking down a city street a little bit like a trip through the secure wing of your local hospital. Kossy is a serious student of crackpotology, and her sites offer gems such as the excerpts from a letter written by George Dahl, who makes a convincing case that a New York blackout was staged solely to observe and control him. Don't forget to stop by the Kooks Museum Gift Shoppe on your way out
The Unusual or Deep Site of the Day
Ride the Web into a new, deep, and deranged destination every day, with this guide to choice oddities
Captain James T. Kirk Sing-Along Page
Celebrate the short-lived but horrible singing career of William Shatner, with seven sound clips from Shatner remakes of classics such as "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "Mr. Tambourine Man." Or steel yourself against the siren sounds of Nichelle Nichols' (Star Trek's Lieutenant Uhura) one album sample before pointing your ears toward tracks from any one of Leonard Nimoy's ten albums
Solid Space
"Your source for important information and things to tell your friends" focuses on obscure baby-boomer-era topics that you won't see covered anywhere else. A photo essay entitled "The Dark Side of PEZ" features illustrations of the 1970s skull-head PEZ dispenser, and a well-illustrated history of GAF View-Masters includes photographs of the popular stereo viewers from 1945. TV personality Mr. T. makes a special guest appearance

When You've Misplaced Your Library Card

The Library of Congress
Search the nation's library without leaving your desk or dealing with any ill-tempered librarians. Perfect for building book lists, but you'll have to take a D.C. detour if you want to really browse
The Internet Public Library
Like a real public library, this site organizes books and reference collections into rooms and stacks. Click on the image maps for reference, youth, literature, and so on, and you'll find lots of useful links to searchable indexes and downloadable texts
Webster's English Dictionary
If you enter a word, Webster's will define it. If you don't know the spelling, give it your best shot and the program will offer alternatives
Roget's Thesaurus
Tired of using the same word day after day? Spice up your vocabulary with synonyms from Roget's online thesaurus
The ETEXT Archives
Tap into electronic texts all over the Internet, including the Gutenberg electronic-books archive and a plethora of independent electronic publications and magazines
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet publishes some of the finest printed travel guides on earth, and its invaluable insights are available online as well. You get the lowdown on the customs, culture, currency, climate, and cuisine of just about any destination that comes to mind
Banned Books On-Line
From Ulysses to Huckleberry Finn, this is the place to go to read books that somebody, somewhere, sometime, thought shouldn't be read by anyone. If you're shocked by the logic behind this literary cleansing, links to activist sites allow you to speak out

If Your Subscription Has Run Out

electronic Gourmet Guide
The electronic Gourmet Guide is a monthly e-zine devoted to food and cooking. In addition to more than a dozen recipes, ranging from soup to nuts, each edition contains cooking tips, hints for finding more gastronomic information on the Net, and feature stories
Guitar World
Part of the problem with writing about music is . . . you're writing about music. When a Guitar World article on the Web gives an example of a hot riff, you can actually hear it played
Entertainment Weekly
Time Warner's magazines are all well represented on the Web. Entertainment Weekly is typical, with a bulletin board, the major features from each issue, and movie and multimedia ratings
The Utne Lense
The Lense is based on The Utne Reader, an eclectic Reader's Digest of the alternative press. Like its print counterpart, The Utne Lense is smart and stylish and doesn't descend to gratuitously hip posturing
Tripod
A unisex lifestyle e-zine for 20-somethings who give a damn
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