Is it the spirit of giving this time of year or the spirit of give to me ? The latter may seem more appropriate when inundated with requests for charitable donations.
Ignore the emotional appeal and ask yourself: Do I support their mission and objectives? The best place to find the answer for this question is the charity’s own website.
The next question is: How do they spend their charitable donations? Answer this question by checking on a charity at one these sites.
Better Business Bureau
Tenn. Secretary of State Charitable Fundraising
And remember “a fool and his money are soon parted.”
e-book reader or a tablet? Kindle or Nook? iPad or Kindle Fire?
Who has the better marketplace? Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Apple?
With each new product the choices get harder. It basically comes down to what you need and what product can deliver it at a price with which you are comfortable.
Check out the CNET article “Kindle vs. Nook vs. iPad: Which e-book reader should you buy?” to help you decide. Whatever you decide know that tomorrow it is outdated and be prepared to accept it for a year or two. Who knows what 2012 will bring.
Sidebar: I opted for the $99 Kindle Touch with special offers, but I see an iPad in my future.
MedlinePlus and the National Health Library of Medicine have long provided trusted health information. Now it is available via a mobile site formatted for your phone. No need to download an app – just open your browser and go to http://m.medline.plus.gov. Available in Spanish at http://m.medline.plus.gov/spanish.
Databases – the source for academic research. Flash drive – portable storage for the student on the go. Merge the two and use your research on multiple computers.
On Tuesday, October 24 the Learn @ the Library program “Databases, huh?” introduces you to the library’s databases, your academic information source. After the program a flash drive will be given away to one lucky participant.
WHAT: Learn@ the Library program : Datatabases
WHEN: Oct 24 @ 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Rosemary Rogers Research Center, 1st floor library