KAFE Mornings

Useful websites you’ll wonder how you lived without!
Useful websites you’ll wonder how you lived without!

Looking to waste a little time?  Here are some interesting websites to check out:

Buzzfeed – This site is full of all kinds of interesting news tidbits, entertainment, life hacks and more. It’s a great place to spend some time finding whatever stories interest you!

Lifehacker – Great tips and tricks for every day life situations.

How to Clean Anything – Your house, your dog, your car… it’s all here.

Get Human – Get past the automated phone systems. This site will give you the ways to reach a live person at hundreds of companies!  (Thanks, Laura!)

Account Killer – This site provides instructions to remove your account or public profile on most popular websites, including Skype, Facebook, Windows Live, Hotmail / Live, Twitter, MSN / Messenger, Google and many more.

TED – This site is full of interesting and thought provoking videos.  Some are short, some as long as 18 minutes.  TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design.

Similar Sites – Wanna find websites that are similar to one you like? This simple site will find ‘em for you!

Calorie Count Recipe Analysis – Use this website to track what you’re eating and it automatically counts the calories for you. The site already has the nutritional information for most fast food restaurants and lots of chain restaurants. With the Recipe Analysis tool, you can copy and paste the ingredients for any recipe you want to make and it will automatically generate the nutritional information, including the number of calories.

Super Cook – Enter the ingredients you have on hand and this site will suggest recipes you can make with them!

Chefs Steps – A great site for anyone who wants to be a better cook.  They don’t tell you how to sharpen your knife, break down a halibut, or make macaroons from scratch, they show you.  Handmade at Pike Place Market in Seattle.  (Thanks, Jean!)

Online Conversions – Convert any measurement to another.

Fake Name Generator – Need a new identity?  Get it here.

Zero Dollar Movies – A collection of 15,000 movies that are available on YouTube for free. The site indexes only full-length films and no trailers, rentals or partial uploads. (Thanks, Charles!)

Pic Monkey – Don’t have PhotoShop on your computer?  PicMonkey is a free photo editor that works in your browser.  There’s nothing to download or install.  Fix your photos and add beautiful filters and text.  Use touch up tools like Wrinkle Remover, Teeth Whitener, and Airbrush to bring out the best in your photos. Their motto: “Ridiculously easy, staggeringly gorgeous.” (Thanks, Marc!)

Print Friendly - This site makes any web page printer friendly.

What the Font – Have you seen a font and want to know what it is?  Upload the pic here and it will figure it out.  (Thanks, Lisa!)

Stolen Camera Finder – Use the serial number stored in your photos to search the web for other photos taken with the same camera.  Pretty tricky.

Ten Minute Mail – When you need a throwaway email address (like when you have to get verification from another web site but you don’t want them to have your REAL address).  The email account self destructs in ten minutes.

Strip GeneratorHey, get your mind out of the gutter!  Strip Generator lets you build your very own customized comic strip in a matter of minutes.  Choose from an array of characters and objects, and then bring your strip to life, one square at a time.  If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, sign up to start your own “strip blog” and have your content featured on the site’s home page.

Strip Creator – This is another site that allows users to create and save their own comic strips.  Be careful when looking at other people’s strips – these aren’t all family friendly!  But the point is, you can make your own here.

Sleepytime – A bedtime calculator that can help you calculate when to fall asleep. By counting backwards in sleep cycles, Sleepytime claims to help you wake up refreshed. Waking up in the middle of a sleep cycle leaves you feeling tired and groggy, but waking up in between cycles lets you wake up feeling alert!  Sleepytime works by counting backwards in sleep cycles.  (Thanks, Helga!)

Edmunds Edmunds is your one-stop location for everything you need to know about buying or selling a car. You can search local listings for new or used cars, see reviews, appraise the value of a car, or read customer reviews. There is also a huge library of articles containing tips, safety advice, and keys to maintaining a car. If you are researching cars, you really don’t need to look any further.  (Thanks, Barb!)

Camel Camel Camel – This site is an Amazon price tracker. Search for any item you’d buy on Amazon, and it will give you a history of the item’s price. You can set up a free alert to notify you when the price drops below a certain number. It’s a great tool if you’re wanting to make a big purchase but want to wait for it to go on sale first.

How Stuff Works - This site is full of explanations of how the world actually works. From car engines to search engines, from cell phones to stem cells, and thousands of subjects in between, HowStuffWorks has it covered.

IMDb – The Internet Movie Database.  Everything you could ever hope to know about any movie ever.  And more.

Run Pee – This site gives you the one thing IMDb doesn’t: The best time to run and pee during a movie without missing the best scenes.

Big Words – It compares the prices of several book sites, and even gives the option to search books for rent. (Thanks, Kelda!)

Manuals Lib – Looking for a manual or set of instructions for something?  Chances are, this site has it!

Fantastic Fiction – A great resource for serious readers, this site has info on more than 350,000 books.

This to That – Need to glue something to something else?  This site tells you what kind of glue will work the best.  It’s basic but useful.

Woot – One deal every day – when it’s sold out, it’s sold out.  Unless it’s a Woot-off.  But that’s the advanced class.

Quizzle – This site, submitted by Amy, says it’s where you can check your credit score free with no credit card.  (Thanks, Amy!)

Our very favorite listener’s Facebook page – No kidding.  Click it and see for yourself.

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