Here are a few of my fav sites.
For Pet Owners a Must Read:
www.entirelypets.com/toxicfoods.html - this site will tell you all things toxic for your pets. Some will surprise you, like did you know a grape or raisin can kill your dog?
www.truthorfiction.com/ - You know all those e-mails that spread like wildfire but seem a bit too unbelievable?! ie; 'a special new spider that waits to attack you from underneath toilet seats'... or 'watch out for needles on gas pump handles'! Well this site will clue you in as to whether they are Truth or Fiction. I always go there now before forwarding any email to friends that way none of us look foolish :)
www.gardenersnet.com/ - Another must-log-onto site for gardeners. Any query you may have can most likely be answered here.
imdb.com/ - Okay how many times have you been chatting w/someone and either you or they are trying to remember; the name of an actor, what movie they were in, who directed a picture, or even who did the soundtrack. This site will instantaneously answer all those questions and more. Also a great cheat site to prepare for an upcoming game of Scene It!!
www.letssaythanks.com/ Really great way, and super fast too, to say thank you to our troops. Just log on, pick a card to send and a message to include and Xerox will send the card to a soldier absolutely FREE!!! After all it wouldn't be home of the free without the brave; let's thank the troops for thier incredible bravery and show how much we appreciate them and thier sacrifices.
29 years ago, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a car wreck. But he famously rebounded from that setback and is now hoping his experience will help wounded soldiers deal with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) stemming from their battlefield experiences and injuries.
Allen recently said, “I didn’t know what my life would be like after that terrible day. It was the darkest time in my life. And, even today, I still consider myself a work in progress.” Rick says began to see how his own experience could help others when he visited the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2006. “I was moved by their courage, their suffering and by the very challenging journey many of them had ahead. I spent time talking to as many warriors as I could — listening, learning and sharing my own experience of losing my arm and having to rebuild my life.”
Since then, he’s invited Wounded Warrior Project participants to Def Leppard’s shows to take part in “Warrior Gatherings”. “It’s a wonderful way to draw people in,” says Allen. “And the warriors realize they’re not alone.” Rick also takes part in Project Odyssey, an outdoor rehabilitative retreat.
As if all this weren’t enough Rick is giving back even more, hen founded the Raven Drum Foundation, which provides drum circles to Wounded Warriors to encourage their healing from PTSD.
“One of the main issues is that the warriors won’t ask for help,” says Allen. “And we are really here to highlight the fact that you’re not a coward if you ask for help.” He adds, “My desire is to encourage a support system for warriors, de-stigmatize PTSD, share their stories and offers alternative ways to pave the road to resiliency and health. PTSD does not control us; we have the power to control it.”