Confession: I really like the Internet. Maybe more than that. Maybe I'm slightly addicted. Maybe even if I'm in a place where I have no Internet connection and I know I have no Internet connection, I still repeatedly open Firefox. And when Firefox doesn't work, I double click on Internet Explorer. And when Internet Explorer doesn't work, I try Safari. Full well knowing I have NO Internet connection. Maybe I sometimes want to open Microsoft Word or Photoshop and instead I find myself staring at my igoogle page because I clicked on the Internet instead.
It's not like I don't get things done. I do. It's just that in between, there's a lot of surfing, updating, googling, etc.
So I decided I'll put the powers of the web to good use. Here are some websites that are helpful and might help you improve your life!
Bible Gateway - My preferred online Bible research site. It's simple, includes many translations and commentary, and you can listen to many passages narrated by Max McLean - my favorite audio Bible narrator. I'm open to learning what others use though!
Woot.com - A website where they only sell one product per day at reduced prices. It's mostly gadgety stuff, but if you like gadgets or you need presents for gadget lovers, it's a great website. It gets kind of fun looking at the woot of the day each day as well. Act fast - they only sell the product for one day or until they sell it out!
Internet Movie Database - I think many people know about this one, but it's invaluable for remembering things that drive you crazy. I'll see someone in a movie and say, "WHERE have I seen that person before?" (This happens a LOT in British productions because they reuse their actors frequently). You can search by actor/actress or movie/television show. I'm always the person that my mom or grandparents call when they can't remember someone's name or the name of a movie. The IMDB is invaluable.
Amazon.com - Who doesn't know this website? But I use it frequently for reviews. Even if I don't plan on ordering from amazon, it's a great place to read customer reviews which are much more valuable to me than professional reviews.
Acne.org - I'm really appreciative of this website. I had very problematic skin for a while. I tried Proactiv and other things, but it never worked consistently for me. The creator of acne.org did a lot of research and found the best combination for troubled skin. I follow his "regimen" and my skin has been much better for years. Merci beaucoup!
Audible - Audible is a great audio book website. I was a member for years, downloading two audio books a month. I will listen to audio books when I'm sewing, cleaning, doing dishes, driving long distances, etc. They have a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books on a variety of subjects. Even the ones I've read and reread in book form I buy from Audible! You don't have to join to purchase, but the value is much better!
And....... the not so helpful one, but pretty amusing:
Guess the Sitcom Character/Dictator game - Being a child of the 80s, I unfortunately watched a lot of sitcoms (Before sitcoms got bad or I got discernment or a combination of both). Pick a sitcom character, answer the question, and be amazed! Pick a dictator if you want, but why would you want to? Try some popular ones and some obscure ones!
Feel free to add other helpful websites if you have some!
Edited: I'll add the websites others suggest!
Mrs. Mordecai suggested Librivox for free audio books!
Anna suggested rhymezone for rhyming words, definitions, homonyms, synonyms antonyms and more!