Monday, April 23, 2007

Open Medicine: an independent, international general medical journal

A number of former editors of the Canadian Medical Association Journal have established an open-source, peer-reviewed medical journal, completely separate from the Canadian Medical Association. This site, called Open Medicine, aims to promote academic freedom and integrity by eliminating the possibility of editorial bias related to association with research material funded by drug and medical appliance companies. No advertising material will be accepted from such pharmaceutical and medical corporate sources. There is no subscription fee and no print edition.

A revolutionary site:

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Try this online dictionary/thesaurus with built-in word pronunciation

This useful site enables you not only to find the meanings, synonyms and antonyms for words, but to hear how the words are pronounced. Anyone learning English would appreciate the latter feature.
The site includes specialized dictionaries in the fields of computing, law, medicine, and finance. You can also look up the meanings of common acronyms (like URL) and idioms in the English language. Writers will find this site invaluable.

Thursday, April 19, 2007 for teachers who want to incorporate technology into their classroom

Teachnology is the site for teachers who wish to utilize technology in the classroom.
The site also contains a vast collection of online resources and support tools, and free classroom materials designed by practicing teachers. For small annual fee, educators may purchase a membership which allows access to an extensive archive of reproducible lesson and evaluation materials.

A popular site with teachers:

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Can you solve these Canadian historical mysteries?

Who actually started the fire that burned Montreal in 1734? Marie Angelique, a black slave was accused of the crime, tortured, hanged and burned in a bonfire. Was she really guilty?
One day in 1880, several members of the “Black” Donnellys were killed when their farm in rural Ontario was set afire. Later that night someone murdered another member of the Donnelly family. Who was responsible for this crime and why was no one ever found guilty of the crime?
If you’re a history buff, you’ll enjoy trying to solve these mysteries by researching the events.
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Monday, April 09, 2007

Let the online games begin!

This is the best collection of free flash and java games I’ve ever found. I got started on Helicopter, and then went on to Desert Storm, and finally 50 States. Almost three hours disappeared into thin air! These games are truly addicting. You can do most of them quite well without a joystick.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Will this diet help reverse the rising tide of autism?

Donna Gates is a nutritional consultant, author and lecturer who has developed a program to help people overcome candidiasis and other immune system disorders. After many years of research in search of a cure for her own candida-related health problems, Donna wrote the book, The Body Ecology Diet. It combines the best of the concepts involved in Chinese medicine, macrobiotics, natural hygiene, raw foods and mega-supplement therapy.

Donna has conducted research with autistic children, placing them on a supervised diet containing fermented or cultured foods. With the establishment of a healthy ecosystem in the intestinal tract, the children begin to digest the high quality fats which enable their immune and digestive systems to gain the strength required to overcome infections.

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