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Cool website: Explore the Royal Wedding!

Thirty years ago, my grandmother was up before sunrise, dressed to the nines (nails, hair and outfit perfect, she was awesome) and ready to watch the Royal Wedding.

On Friday, I may just have to get up and watch Will & Kate’s wedding in her honor.

However, if you just can’t get enough of it ahead of time, check out The Washington Post‘s interactive site about William and Kate’s pending nuptials. It’s so well-done, with 3-D graphics, panoramas, historical images and video tours. Swoon away!

Click here to start: Royal Wedding


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Even small amounts help: Donate to Japan

Catastrophes, like the one in Japan, can seem overwhelming. You think, “How can I possibly make a difference?” But you can! Even small amounts help!

And here’s an easy way to do it. is a site that “exists simply to encourage everyone to contribute what they can. Once you select your charity and donation amount, your donation is processed entirely by Paypal. 100% of your donation will go to the charity of your choice.”

Send them $1. Send less than $1. Send more! You choose where your money goes: American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Hands On Tokyo, GlobalGiving, Operation Blessing, Salvation Army, Save the Children or World Vision.

Stop by Small Amounts and see what great work it’s doing!

Click here to start: Small Amounts

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Cool site: FREE music each month from around the world

Each month, the Music Alliance Pact – a group of music blogs from around the world simultaneously post tracks chosen by each blog. You get 35+ FREE songs each month! The group wants “to shed light on up-and-comers from their home countries.”

In February, songs included Iguana Lover’s “Bloqueada” (Argentina); aBillion’s “Soldiers” (Australia); Cris Supra’s “Este Verano” (Colombia); and Jonas Alaska’s “In the Backseat” (Norway).

In March, songs included J Rabbit’s “aMorejo” (South Korea); Prehistoricos’ “Como Las Piedras” (Chile); and Kosmofon’s “Kvasar” (Estonia).

What a cool way to find new music!

Click here to get your music: Music Blog

Click here to learn more about the Music Alliance Pact: MAP

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Free computer software help: Photoshop, Windows & more

When editing or fine-tuning photos, nothing beats Photoshop. It is, however, one of the least intuitive programs I’ve ever used. If my friend Patterson Clark hadn’t given me lessons years ago, I’d still be stuck.

Now there are free guides to help you, not only with Photoshop, but lots of other computer needs. Check them out!

Click here:

Thanks, MojoSavings!

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Funky website for off-the-wall gifts!

Are you a perpetual kid at heart? I found a really fun website today, where you can buy the funkiest, silliest, goofiest things. Witness: a Smurfette lunchbox, Ninja cookie cutters, bacon toothpaste, recycled bottle lamp, Instant Irish Accent breath spray, a mooning gnome and so much more . . .  So much stuff I absolutely don’t need but really want!

Anyhow, the site has some specials right now: Free shipping when you spend $25 or more (use code FS25). Or 10% off orders over $85 (use code RECESS).

Click here to shop (or just have a good laugh looking!): Perpetual Kid

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NASA: Astronomy Picture of the Day!

Discover the cosmos at NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. Click on the Archive link, and see things like “Hidden Treasures of M78” and “A Green Flash From the Sun.”

David Kaplan took this stunning photograph of the moon and Venus over Trübbach, Switzerland. At his own website, there are many more scenes like it: foggy valleys under clear night skies, painterly European cityscapes, and simple natural scenes.

Today’s picture, larger and in all its glory: Photo

Thanks, BoingBoing!

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