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Rediscover Laura Ingalls Wilder

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

February 7, 2015 marked the 148th birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder. For adults longing to rediscover the Laura Ingalls Wilder they fell in love with as a child, a couple of recently published books might be just the key!

Ppioneerioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Wilder was recently released in November and is already into it’s third printing. This wildly popular book, written for an adult audience, presents Wilder’s unedited and unpublished draft of her autobiography, which eventually served as the foundation for her popular Little House on the Prairie series.

The book explores the history of the frontier that the Ingalls family traveled and the culture and life of the communities they lived in. The book features over 100 images, eight fully researched maps and hundreds of annotations based on census data and records, newspapers of the period and other primary documents.


Pioneer Girl by Bich Minh Nguyen is a fun, fictional read. pioneergirlPhD graduate Lee Lien explores the tenuous connection between her ancestors and the famous pioneer author after she discovers a family heirloom that her mother may have received from Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her discoveries send her on a trail of clues that lead to fateful encounters along the way.


If reading a book doesn’t really fit into your schedule right now, HarperCollins has recently released a great list of 10 Life Lessons from Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Turn That Frown Upside Down…

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Teen angst, drama… not in these books!  These teen titles are KDL Happiness Project approved… sure to turn those frowns upside down!

Happy Books for Teens


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Eco-Friendly Website Printing at Your Fingertips

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Tired of printing web pages only to find your printout is full of ads, empty space and other junk you don’t want? is an awesome free online editor that lets you remove items from a webpage that you don’t want to print and keep items that you do want to print! allows you to…

  • Save money and the environment by reducing your paper and ink usage
  • Condense any web page down to just the content you want in one click — no more pasting into Word!
  • Fix common printing problems such as text running off the page

Go ahead, give it a try and find out how rewarding printing only what you want can be!

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Which Web Browser is Best for You?

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

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Ever wonder why some people use Internet Explorer and others only use Firefox… or what’s this Google Chrome all about?  If you choose to use Safari will you suddenly find yourself in the middle of Africa? Or what about Opera — will using this land you in the front row of a viewing of The Pirates of Penzance?

Choosing which web browser to use can be confusing, but the people at have just made that job a whole lot easier!  They’ve put together a simple guide to help you sort out the differences between the different web browsers and choose which one best fits your needs!

Take some time to explore their guide and see if a different web browser might be right for you!

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Is Your Favorite Website a Top Website for 2009?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

A list of the top websites for 2009 has just been released by

The list includes 50 classic websites that most of us have found we can’t live without, such as and  Also included in the list are new and/or undiscovered sites that may soon become one of your favorites such as…… ……. a site which makes photo editing fun with easy yet powerful editing tools. The web-based image editor works with Mac, Windows and Linux and integrates nicely with lots of great photo sharing sites like Flickr, MySpace, and Facebook.


……and Gizapage provides you with a single dashboard in which you can control your social network profiles across sites like Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and your WordPress blog.


Spend some time perusing the list on and tell us which ones are your favorites!

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Get on Board with Eye-Fi

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Wouldn’t it be great if you could wirelessly upload pictures from your camera or memory card to your computer without having to go through the same annoying routine of connecting your camera or inserting your memory card?  Never fear, Eye-Fi is here! Eye-Fi automatically uploads photos from your digital camera to your computer and/or favorite photo site with the use of the Eye-Fi Wi-Fi SD memory card!


The 2GB card works in any camera that takes SD media, and sports a small internal WiFi antenna that automatically transfers photos from your camera to your home or other known network. It’s a technophobic person’s dream! Simply turn on the camera and Eye-Fi does the rest!

In addition to uploading to your computer, the card also has built-in support for 20 online photo services like Flickr, Facebook, Picassa or store photo centers like Wal-Mart or Costco.

To learn more about how Eye-Fi can make uploading and managing your digital photos easier, check out this online demonstration!

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Google Gmail Launches Voice and Video Chat

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Google Gmail has just launced a new voice and video chat option for Mac and PC users that allow free face to face voice and video chat!

Getting started is easy!  First you need to have a functional webcam on your computer and then download and install the voice and video plugin.  Within minutes you and your Gmail buddies can be chatting the day away!

Want more information?  Check out this short video and then download Gmail voice and video chat for yourself!


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Monday, October 20th, 2008

Looking to view SNL’s latest political skit?  Or how about a full episode of Miami Vice you’re just dying to see again? to the rescue!  Hulu is the newest way to view video content on the web! Hulu’s library includes thousands of videos, from full episodes of new and archive TV shows to full-length movies to sports games and highlight clips that can be viewed all for free, anytime in the U.S.!

Watching full-length episodes of Heroes and King of the Hill at Hulu is far superior viewing experience than watching grainy, five-minute clips at YouTube or other video-sharing sites!

Preview this Hulu SNL clip and then check out for yourself!

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