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    January, 2008

  • Liquor and Cocktails - January 18, 2008 10:32 AM
    No matter how much you know about or enjoy your beverage of choice, there’s always more to learn about the latest news and trends in creation and consumption. Our Liquor and Cocktails Web Guide helps you understand mixology, buy liquor online, learn liquor terms and stay up-to-date on the most popular cocktails and how to make them. Discover what you’ll need for a perfectly stocked bar, or find out how to become a bartender through the sites in this guide.
  • Valentine’s Day Ideas: Ways to Make It Special - January 18, 2008 10:30 AM
    Celebrate—or ignore—Valentine’s Day in your own chosen way with help from this Valentine's Day Ideas Web Guide. Arrange a special date, have a blast on the town with friends or plan a Valentine's Day meal for your whole family. You’ll find recipes, cocktail ideas and Valentine's craft instructions.
  • Photography - January 18, 2008 10:00 AM
    Photography can be a method of documenting news to share it with the world or capturing moments of your life to enhance your own memories. Or photography can be an art form focused on creation, expression, and experimentation. Whatever the basis of your interest in photography, the Internet is your starting point for finding what you want to know. Whether you're just starting to learn about technique or thinking about offering your own photographs for sale, this guide will show you where to look for the information you need.
  • New York City Guide - January 17, 2008 06:31 PM
    You don't have to be a native New Yorker to act like one—not if you use our New York City Guide. Want to seamlessly travel between neighborhoods, find the city's best pizza or learn insider tips on hotels or permanent housing? Our New York City Web Guide points you to the Big Apple’s vast array of fun activities: Visit New York’s most famous attractions, see a show, catch the big game, attend a gallery opening, spot a celebrity and much more. We also offer a Spanish-language version of the Guide.
  • Mardi Gras Information: Lean Web Sites for Fat Tuesday - January 15, 2008 04:18 PM
    Mardi Gras is more than just a debauched free-for-all: In fact, the history of Mardi Gras is steeped in tradition and religious meaning. This Mardi Gras Information Web Guide shows you Fat Tuesday in all its incarnations. Use these resources to learn about Mardi Gras traditions, and find help throwing your own Fat Tuesday celebration.
  • December, 2007

  • New Year’s Eve: History and Celebration - December 31, 2007 09:20 AM
    "Auld Lang Syne," perhaps the most famous New Year’s Eve song in the English-speaking world, is also considered "the song that nobody knows.” It might be apt that few people know the words to this song, because the meaning of New Year’s Eve in the Western world has always been somewhat nebulous. Use this New Year’s Eve Web Guide to learn what New Year’s is all about, and where to find celebrations, helpful hints on fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions and New Year’s customs from around the world. 
  • Disney Vacations: It’s a Small World After All - December 25, 2007 12:19 PM

    If you’ve been wishing upon a star that your next Disney vacation will be easy to research and plan, it’s time to stop dreaming and start surfing the Web. In this Web Guide to Disney Vacations you’ll find links to lots of Disney travel information resources, from specifics within Disney’s own sites to unofficial guides, travel planners, money savers and hotel information. The Disney Vacations Web Guide will have you shaking hands with Mickey, Minnie and Goofy in no time.

  • Recommit to Your New Year's Resolutions - December 20, 2007 12:19 PM
    As we ring in the new year, millions of people make resolutions to change their lives for the better, hoping to lose weight, quit smoking, spend more time with their families or make other life improvements. The Web can aid you on your journey, with advice, resources and inspiration that will help you follow through with—or recommit to—your New Year's resolutions.
  • Martial Arts - December 10, 2007 11:00 AM
    Martial arts originated in East Asia more than 2,000 years ago and have since grown to about 200 individual types practiced by about 100 million people worldwide. The Web will help you learn about the different martial arts so you can choose which one suits you best; it will assist you in finding instruction in the martial art you choose; it will provide you with forums and community Web sites so you can share your zeal with others on martial arts techniques and movies; and it can be a place to buy the equipment and apparel you need.
  • Opera - December 10, 2007 11:00 AM
    Most operas are tragedies, but your search for information about opera doesn’t have to be one. It’s possible for anyone with a computer to become an expert, find inexpensive tickets, and listen to the best opera recordings. And if you’re already an opera buff, use the Internet to stay connected with the worldwide opera community, locate the best CDs and DVDs, and share your love with others.
  • Don Quixote: From Man of La Mancha to Sites on La Web - December 07, 2007 03:07 PM
    Don Quixote is a staple of classic literature, and also the source of inspiration for the name of our site, findingDulcinea. If all of our talk of windmills and knights errant has made you wonder what all the fuss is about, then you're in the right place. In this Web Guide, you'll find plenty of Don Quixote references and resources, and even a few fun Quixote-inspired visual and audio works (although we promise not to sing "The Impossible Dream").
  • Hanukkah Celebration: Understanding the Jewish Festival of Lights - December 05, 2007 11:25 AM
    For eight nights each year, Jews celebrate the Festival of Lights, known as Hanukkah. Hanukkah celebrates the miracles that occurred more than 2,000 years ago when Judah and the Maccabees fought against religious persecution, rededicated the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and lit the menorah (a candelabrum) with one day’s worth of oil that, amazingly, lasted for eight. Let the Hanukkah Celebration Web Guide show you where to find information on Hanukkah customs, traditions, food, blessings, music and more.
  • November, 2007

  • Christmas Holiday: Resources for Celebrating - November 26, 2007 05:00 AM
    When the red and green lights and wreaths appear and the sounds of familiar carols echo in the streets,it’s time to celebrate the Christmas holiday again. This Christmas Holiday Web Guide presents the history of Christmas, illuminates how and why we celebrate certain customs, and reveals the best places to look for Christmas recipes, decorations and gift ideas. Whether you have a religious view of the holiday or simply enjoy the Christmas spirit, the resources below can help you make merry with your friends and family all through the season.
  • Thanksgiving: Recipes, Traditions and More - November 17, 2007 06:45 AM
    If you enjoy celebrating the fourth Thursday in November, give thanks to Sarah Josepha Hale: In 1863, she wrote to President Lincoln advocating the declaration of Thanksgiving as a national holiday. Today, the Internet offers a cornucopia of information. Use our Thanksgiving Web Guide to find Thanksgiving traditions recipes and other Thanksgiving resources. You'll also find links to the menu from the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving, learn ways to keep your guests entertained while you're doing the dishes, uncover the mystery of turkey brining and much more.
  • October, 2007

  • Skiing and Snowboarding: It’s all Downhill from Here - October 29, 2007 01:54 AM
    Sport. Recreation. Transportation. Skiing and snowboarding are all these things. Skiing’s history can be traced back to more than 4,000 years ago, and snowboarding about 40 years. These wintry pastimes offer both beginner fun and the satisfaction of a lifetime of improvement and achievement.
  • Songwriting - October 26, 2007 04:50 PM
    Whether you're aspiring to join the ranks of professional song writers or simply want to find an open mic at which to play your latest tune, a large and varied songwriting community exists to satisfy song writers of all skill and experience levels. The Internet contains a wealth of information applicable to everyone, from the dabbling novice to the meticulous expert.
  • Fantasy Sports - October 25, 2007 10:29 AM
    According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), nearly 20 million people in the United States and Canada are now “actively playing” fantasy sports games. The basic idea is the same in every sport: participants assemble a team of real-life players and accumulate points based on their actual performances, often competing for cash and prizes. We’ll help you find the leagues that suit your needs, and show you analysis sites that will give you an edge over the competition.
  • Pets - October 23, 2007 04:57 PM
    It’s often said that a pet isn’t just an animal, but a member of the family. Both anecdotal and scientific evidence suggests that pets help their owners enjoy longer, healthier, happier lives. Of course, with the wonderful rewards of pet ownership comes great responsibility. The Internet is a useful source of advice and assistance to keep coats glistening and tails wagging—if you know where to look. We’ve herded some of the Web’s best pet-care resources into this guide so you can spend less time researching and more time with your animal.
  • Television - October 23, 2007 04:14 PM
     Now anyone with a high-speed Internet connection can find out what's on TV, watch a favorite show online, and read about the stars that make it great. In this guide, you'll learn about the history of television, how to find reviews, and how to keep your kids safe while watching cable. You can even learn about the pixels and wires that make the whole thing work.
  • Film Festivals - October 21, 2007 11:16 AM
    Film festivals are great opportunities to view films that you wouldn't necessarily catch at your local multiplex. With the help of the Internet, you can investigate the many types of film festivals. Once you've located your niche, check schedules, purchase tickets, or even watch films online. You'll also learn how to submit your own work to festivals and keep up with film festival news. The only thing you'll have to find on your own is a tight black turtleneck.
  • Rock Climbing: Hit Your Peak Online - October 18, 2007 01:36 PM
    Once relegated to the obscure bastion of an extreme sport, rock climbing has become so popular that you'll now find men, women, and children of all ages and levels of fitness at the gym or out on the rock, alongside lithe and limber experts. Advances in equipment, safety, and instruction have opened up the world of climbing to just about anyone. With the help of the Internet, you can begin to learn about, or perfect, your climbing experience right from your own home.
  • Golf - October 16, 2007 02:19 PM
    Although the popular notion is that the game of golf originated in Scotland in the mid-1400s, the truth is, no one really knows. Various forms of the sport have been played in England, France, Holland, Belgium, and even China. As other sports have promoted personalities, golf has steadfastly maintained its sense of decorum and tradition, rewarding only those who prove their mettle on the course. However, golf's love of tradition hasn't prevented it from establishing a strong Web presence in the 21st century. Whether you're just beginning or have already let golf take over your life, you'll find plenty of resources that can help you to brush up on the rules, obsess over tournaments, or improve your game.
  • Comedy: LOL - October 11, 2007 09:59 AM
    Since the Web was first woven, people have been using it to find (and share) laughs. Whether you're looking for a funny clip to forward around the office, a quirky gift for a friend, or your own career in comedy, the Internet has something for you.
  • Comic Books - October 11, 2007 09:40 AM
    Whether you are a seasoned collector or a casual reader, comic books are a versatile medium that can serve as both entertainment and commodity. Children of all ages can enjoy comics, and the multi-billion dollar industry has branched out to related products over the years, from action figures to major motion pictures. For more information, comic book fans and dealers will find many helpful Web sites devoted to the hobby.
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy - October 10, 2007 02:58 PM
    There was a time when the idea of a world-wide system linking people and computers might have been straight out of the pages of the latest science fiction magazine. No surprise then, that science fiction and fantasy fans, writers, editors, artists, and more have taken to the Internet in large numbers from the time of the early bulletin board discussion groups to the instant messaging, blogs, and chat rooms of today. Whether you're new to science fiction and fantasy and want to know more, have a favorite writer you'd like to know more about, are looking for information on actors, movies, and TV shows, or would like to meet people who share the same interests in science fiction and fantasy as you do, the Internet is the perfect place to find out what you need to know.
  • Gardening - October 09, 2007 03:40 PM
    Gardening improves the outside appearance of your living space, cultivates healthy living habits through growing and eating your own produce, and has positive benefits from the exercise you get while planting and maintaining your own garden. The following guide provides the latest tools and resources you need to learn about gardening to fit your lifestyle. Adults, seniors, and children can find gardening a healthy and exciting hobby to pursue.
  • Fishing - October 03, 2007 04:07 PM
    Whether you are an experienced fisherman, or are just starting to get your feet wet, this guide will serve you. Inform yourself on essentials like obtaining your fishing or boating license, predicting weather patterns, identifying fish, and efficiently acquiring the necessary tools and equipment.
  • Nightlife - October 03, 2007 12:14 AM
    What are you doing tonight? Use this guide to figure out your nightly game plan-make reservations, purchase and print tickets, and study a map on how to get to all the best spots. Find out how to locate restaurants, bars and nightclubs, theaters, concerts, and sporting events in your hometown or elsewhere. The sites we've found will help you be as hip or low-key as you see fit on any night of the week.
  • September, 2007

  • Movies: From the Web to the Silver Screen - September 24, 2007 04:00 PM
    Whether you're looking to go to a movie, learn about the movies, or add to your home collection of movies, the Internet can provide the tools you need. Find current listings and buy movie tickets; read and compare reviews, track the box office, and view trailers online; track major and minor film festivals or explore movie history and trivia; buy or rent movies on DVD. Whatever your film needs, you can find what you're looking for on the Web.
  • Holidays On the Web - September 13, 2007 10:29 AM
    Click on your holiday of choice in the menu on the right to learn more.

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