Which Schools Have the Best Broadband Connections?
Access to broadband at school gives teachers and students access to a wealth of online educational resources. With a quality broadband connection, students from rural areas, inner cities and the suburbs have equal access to the same educational tools. To see which areas of the country have high quality broadband access, view the interactive Education Broadband Map.
Check Out Your Local Farmers Market
Michelle Obama shopping at a farmers market in Washington, D.C. Spring is the perfect time to explore your local farmers market. You can stock up on the fruits and veggies you enjoy the most and try produce that you’ve never tasted. Farmers markets are also a great chance to chat with farmers about their farm operations and to learn more about how they grow their food. This is especially...
Your Rights Under the New Healthcare Law
It’s been just over a year since President Obama signed the new healthcare law. This week Healthcare.gov highlighted some of the different benefits you and your family may be eligible for under the new law: Most young adults can stay on their parent’s family plan until they turn 26. It doesn’t matter whether you’re married, living with your parents, in school, or financially...
Top FTC Complaints
Rank Category № of Complaints Percentage1Identity Theft250,85419%2Debt Collection144,15911%3Internet Services65,5655%4Prizes, Sweepstakes and Lotteries64,0855%5Shop-at-Home and Catalog Sales60,2054%6Imposter Scams60,1584%7Internet Auctions56,1074%8Foreign Money/Counterfeit Check Scams43,8663%9Telephone and Mobile Services37,3883%10Credit Cards33,2582% Each year the Federal Trade Commission shares...
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Learn how to become an organ or tissue donor at organdonor.gov.
Spring Break Safety Tips for Travel Abroad
Surfing Along Malibu Beach, California from The U.S. National Archives on Flickr. Are you, or your kids, packing bags for spring break? If you’re traveling to a different country, review these safety tips from the State Department before you leave. Avoid underage and excessive alcohol consumption, which, leads to the majority of accidents, arrests and crime suffered by American students on...
From the National Park Service’s Badlands in Brief: Seven year old Kylie Ferguson discovered a rare saber tooth cat skull while on vacation in Badlands National Park. Learn about her amazing fossil discovery in this 5 minute video.
Up-to-date Japan tsunami and radiation information from the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of State and other agencies can now be found at USA.gov/Japan2011.
What We Pay For in a Gallon of Gas
Chart from the U.S. Energy Information Administration To learn more about each element you pay for in a gallon of gas or to download the raw data from this chart, check out Today in Energy.
How to Arrange Travel Out of Japan
From the Department of State: The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo informs U.S. citizens in Japan who wish to depart that the Department of State is making arrangements to provide transportation to safehaven locations in Asia. This assistance will be provided on a reimbursable basis, as required by U.S. law. U.S. citizens who travel on US government-arranged transport will be expected to make their own...
Super Full Moon this Saturday
From NASA: Mark your calendar. On March 19th, a full Moon of rare size and beauty will rise in the east at sunset. It’s a super “perigee moon”—the biggest in almost 20 years.
Celebrate Irish-American Heritage Month this St....
The Irish have contributed a great deal more to American culture than just potatoes, and March is Irish-American heritage month, when we celebrate the contributions of Irish Americans to our nation. In the 1840s, many Irish immigrants came to America to escape the potato famine that left more than a million people dead from starvation and disease. The immigrants who came to America at this time...