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ADD & Learning Disabilities Business Products & Tools
Go Green--Recycle Home Marketing
Office Organizing Tools Online References Quotes Shopping Online

AD/HD and Learning Disabilities

  • Attention Deficit Disorder http://add.org The site provides information, resources and networking to adults with AD/HD and to the professionals working with them with a quarterly publication called Focus. Written tools and products such as audio and video tapes are available on a wide range of adult AD/HD topics.

  • Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (UK) http://www.addis.co.uk We provide people-friendly information and resources about Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder to anyone who needs assistance--parents, sufferers, teachers or health professionals. Whatever you're looking for in ADHD.

  • CHADD http://chadd.org The National Resource Center on AD/HD, publications and website provide current data on a host of topics. The chapter locator will help you become connected with resources in your area and our "frequently asked questions" section may have the answers to many of your questions. You will also find links to other important sites.

  • Learning Disabilities http://ldonline.org Focuses on assistive technology to help students with learning disabilities in school, technology for college students, multimedia, assistive technology for adults.

  • Parent’s Guide with Learning Disabilities www.schwablearning.org A nonprofit educational organization where you can subscribe to a newsletter. Has an interesting message board. Their primary focus is helping parents whose children have learning difficulties. This includes kids with learning disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), and other learning struggles.
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Business Products and Tools

  • About Business www.wpsu.org This is a monthly call-in show hosted by Dr. Judy Olian, Dean of Penn State’s Smeal College of Business and nationally syndicated columnist. The show airs the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., and each episode is available on WPSU-FM. Her column “About Business” is on the front page every Sunday for Centre Daily Times, about the latest trends in the business world ranging from contemporary business topics relevant to managers, administrators and employees in almost any industry or market.

  • ACT! www.act.com This is a great contact management software program. It helps you manage all of your contact information in one easy place, where you keep important follow-up information, easy search feature if you forget names and addresses put typing in key words, sets up letters and memos with contact information and you just type in the body of the letter, and even has a timer for billing customers, and much more. It also can sync with a PDA or Pocket PC. This is the contact management software that I use myself.

  • Ask Jeeves www.askjeeves.com “Ask Jeeves” a question and he'll eventually get you to the site that has the answer.

  • CEO Express www.ceoexpress.com They have pared it down to sites most helpful for the busy executive. The site is most helpful to senior executives interested in government agencies, cutting edge issues, health issues, law, online marketing, small business, and more.

  • E-commerce http://sbdcnet.utsa.edu This site represents some of the best information found on e-commerce definitions and solutions for your website, whether you’re big or small.

  • End Junk Mail www.the-dma.org/consumers This is one site that offers help in getting your name off most junk mail/e-mail/call lists. Stop the junk mail now.

  • English Errors www.wsu.edu If you're trying to figure out whether it's quiet/quite, this is the place to go. They provide a definition/explanation to help you choose the right word. Greats site for quick help with common errors in English.

  • Evaluate Phone Services www.point.com This site takes the confusion out of choosing from all different wireless phone services. They evaluate and educate you on all the latest and greatest phone services and equipment.
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  • Organized Greetings www.organizedgreetings.com Specially designed for Professional Organizers, they offer a line of greeting cards and postcards to provide professional organizers with a simple, effective way to grow business with clients and prospects through regular communication.

  • Gadgets and Gizmos www.pdastreet.com If you've either bought or are thinking about purchasing a Palm Pilot, Windows CE, handheld computers, or similar handheld devices, will help you stay up on the latest products, features, and downloads. Also, try www.the-gadgeteer.com and find the latest product reviews, downloads, etc., on other gizmos and gadgets then this is the site for you.

  • Idea Café www.ideacafe.com You’ll probably bookmark this site as your favorite when you see how small business owners can help grow their business with solid information. There’s tips and advice from experts who have “walked the walk,” and the site has won numerous awards and mention in the media.
  • Stamps www.stamps.com It’s the most easiest and fastest way to manage all your postal needs. To turn your printer into a stamp dispenser and no more trips to the post office, all you need to do is download free software from sites such as www.stamps.com or www.officedepot.com. You'll have the convenience of printing your postage on your laser printer. You can print shipping labels onto plain paper and tape them to your box or use their special labels.

  • Statistics www.lib.umich.edu Statistics on a variety of topics collected by the University of Michigan library.

  • Web Attack www.webattach.com All the software is reviewed and tested before it’s listed on the site. They claim to have the world's largest shareware (try it before you buy it) and freeware (download at no cost), and Internet Tools system utilities.

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Go Green--Recycle

Electronics Recycling

  • E-Waste Solutions www.e-wastesolutions.net Recycles ALL electronic waste with reliable, prompt pick-up service for residential, businesses, commercial, schools,  churches, and nonprofits. They also hold collection events at your location. They recycle your computers, monitors, TVs, cell phones, and all e-waste helping for a greener tomorrow.
  • Office Max www.officemax.com From "green" office solutions to back-to-school essentials, we'll help you maintain a more organized office, classroom or home.

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  • Bizy Moms www.bizymoms.com This is a great site if you're a busy mom working out of your home, with tips on how to balance it all. You can subscribe to their newsletter.

  • Empty Nest Moms www.emptynestmoms.com Great for Empty Nest Moms to connect with other moms. Trying to decide if you want to go back to work, lots of women's health articles, books and a variety of e-books with lots of free ones.

  • High School Hub www.highschoolhub.org This valuable FREE online learning center features subject guides for English, foreign languages, math, science, and social studies. This is an incredible resource for high school students, offering just about every subject high school students study.

  • Love at Home www.loveathome.com This site has lots of tips for people trying to manage large families (laundry, home schooling, family finance, etc.)

  • Once-a-Month Cooking http://hometown.aol.com This site gives you all the info you need to do cooking in bulk and freezing. Just think of the time and money you'll save.

  • Parenting Tool Box www.parentingtoolbox.com Regain control of your home! Great resource With assessment tools to help manage your family challenges.

  • Stay at Home Mom CEO www.momlink.com It offers a simple, no nonsense approach being a mom to running a business.

  • Tip King www.tipking.com Tips for removing any kind of stain from A-Z.
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  • Give to Get Marketing www.givetogetmarketing.com Learn what marketing is all about by a Marketing Guru in common sense terms. This site has great articles, tips, and case studies.

  • Promote Yourself www.raleighpinskey.com Raleigh Pinksey, Promotion Guru is the author of "101 Ways to Promote Yourself." You'll want to get her free articles and a newsletter.

  • Simply Speaking www.simplyspeaking.com David Greenberg, CSP, has FREE articles if you want to learn how to give effective presentations.

  • Speaker Net News www.speakernetnews.com Want a quick, informative read? It’s targeted toward authors, professional speakers, consultants and trainers. If you subscribe, you can submit tips. You will find anything from travel tips to what kind of microphone works best.
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Office Organizing Tools
  • Amazon www.amazon.com A great site to shop for books and other great items. This site is extremely organized, and one of the most popular sites on the web.

  • Books at a Discount www.half.ebay.com Half.com is a great site with books discounted up to 70%.

  • Conferences www.allconferences.com All Conferences is a popular website to market your next conference at this site for free. Do this well in advance, as it takes them a long time to post.

  • File Folders www.jeffco.com Jeffco office supplies are made from extremely durable polypropylene plastic and will last for years. They have binders, organizers, hanging products, jackets, and designer images (great for the kids).

  • Getting Organized in Your Home and Office www.shopgetorganized.com Offers some unique solutions in utilizing your space more effectively for the home or office.

  • Hang Up www.hangupbags.com Protect, file and transport your important papers, photos, artwork computer disks, CDs, with these economical organizer and storage systems for media materials, hobbies, crafts, and office supplies. These strong see-through, moisture-resistant, acid-free Keep Safe Hanging File Bags provide a secure way to protect, file, and transport important papers, photos, artwork, computer disks, CDs, and other items you want to store in hanging files. They come in both letter and legal size. You can also order custom bags with a custom printed message.

  • Law Office Organizing www.organizersrus.com This is a great e-Book for Professional Organizers who have never organized a lawyer or a law firm before, and is written by a woman who has 32 years working in the field, and knows her stuff. This e-Book will help you understand what an attorney's priorities are, how the work should flow, key definitions of legal terms and give you input on the various departments in a law firm. Once you finish this e-Book and implement the suggestions contained therein, you will be able to gain access to this ever growing marketplace.

  • Lifestyle Systems www.lifestylesystems.com Save time and money by using these "do-it-yourself" drawer dividers are available in clear acrylic or black or white polystyrene organizing any drawer in your home office, school, clinic, or workshop. You will love the ease of installation, durability, and versatility of these drawer organizers by customizing your space.
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  • Mobile Office Outfitter www.mobilegear.com Offers the best line of specialty mobile office products which include mobile desks and workstations, mobile organizers, laptop stands and accessories, vehicle power supplies, cellular accessories, filing supplies, and educational resources for the mobile professional. No matter where you find your workplace in your auto, home or even at the airport, your productivity will be increased.

  • Storage Systems www.schultestorage.com Distinctive storage systems, their products provide superior performance. Check out this site for products to organize your closet, pantry, adjustable garage storage, or business with specialty storage systems (uprights and brackets), and offers Melamine storage products.

  • Records Retention www.consultcpa.com This site has general guidelines to filing and storing inactive records. Be sure to seek the advice of legal counsel depending on your business and investment concerns.

  • Weather Forecasts and City Information www.wunderground.com Just type in a ZIP code or city name and get weather forecast. Personalize your page and get all the current conditions for all your favorite cities.
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Online References
  • Babel Fish Translation www.world.altavista.com You can translate a word, a phrase, an entire document, or even an entire website! To translate a website, just type in the ULR address and just click! What could be easier? Try translating Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Portuguese for a translation to English.

  • Database www.publist.com Search the database of over 150,000 including magazines, journals, e-journals, newsletters, and monographs. Find FREE in-depth information on familiar and hard-to-find publications from around the world, representing thousands of topics. www.PubList.com provides quick and easy access to detailed publication information including, titles, formats, publisher addresses, editor contacts, circulation data, and ISSN numbers.

  • Free Visual Thesaurus www.visualthesaurus.com Truly a unique resource. This free web site offers a complete thesaurus in a graphical interface that is easy to use and remarkably extensive in content.

  • LookSmart www.findarticles.com Search and read 5.5 million articles from over 900 publications, 300,000 categories in 13 different languages by going to this site and searching by topic or author through more than 300 magazines and journals. Each search result gives you the author's name, date of the article, length, source, and first two sentences, and print out the entire article.

  • Reference Desk www.refdesk.com You name it, it’s here. Free and friendly indexes reviewing quality, credible, and current information-based sites. You'll find everything from encyclopedias to international phone directories to a roster of the FBI's most wanted, and Internet reference sites ranging from the U.S. Census Bureau and Gray’s Anatomy to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. This site helps visitors sort through the millions of resources on the Web, including books, artifacts, images, documents, and maps.
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  • Motivational Quotes www.motivationalquotes.com This is the place to find quotes for achievement in your career, inspirational quotations, personal growth, prayers, positive affirmations to promote positive thinking, relationships, success, and life.

  • Quoteland www.quoteland.com Looking for the perfect quote. Here you’ll find quotes by author or by topic, and if you’re stumped and can’t remember who said it, the site has the ability to find out who the author is of a famous quote.
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Shopping Online
  • Coupon Mountain www.couponmountain.com Find valuable online coupons that retailers would rather you not know about! Coupons are available for hundreds of merchants (Dell, Gap, Staples, Target, airlines, beauty, electronics, health, music and video, and much more).

  • Greater Good www.greatergood.com Lets you buy from many major sites, and gives 15% of sales to your local and national charities, K-12, and college scholarship funds at no extra cost.
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