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Video Product Reviews, CNET Podcasts, Tech Shows, Live CNET Video - CNET TV. The Library of Congress' Photostream. How to Set Up a Google+ Page for Your Business. How to borrow a Kindle book from a public library. Starting today, you can check out digital Kindle books from your local library branch (well, one that’s hip to digital downloads, anyway) and read them on your Kindle device, your desktop, or any smartphone or tablet that supports Amazon’s free Kindle app.

How to borrow a Kindle book from a public library

Pretty nice, and yes, it’s free—although you will need a library card, plus a little patience in case the Kindle book you want is already checked out. Here’s how to get started. First, you’ll need an Amazon account; if you don’t already have one, just visit the site to get started. GH7060 Bathroom Safety for Older People. Anna Cathryn Yost Department of Consumer and Family Economics James Martinr Physical Therapy Education Home bathrooms often need adaptation if an elderly person wants to stay at home and remain independent.

GH7060 Bathroom Safety for Older People

Ensuring bathroom access and safety may require room adaptations. Bath Falls often occur as people get in or out of the tub. A non-skid, latex-coated bath mat on the floor beside the tub provides firm footing. Safety bars Grab bars around the bathtub are a necessity for safety. Different types of bars and poles are available from plumbing supply companies. The wall space around the tub; The wall structure; The plumbing arrangements; and The disability, if any, of the person(s) using the tub. Two types of grab bars usually are needed at the tub for the ambulant older person: For use in getting in and out of the tub from a standing position; For use when lowering or raising the body to or from a seated position in the tub. CDS Boston English Country Dance Collection. Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine. The Online Books Page. Dressmaking.

The Ohio State University Press. (2) Daily Cheap Reads. 29 Semi-Productive Things I Do Online When I’m Trying to Avoid Real Work. You don’t always have to work hard to be productive.

29 Semi-Productive Things I Do Online When I’m Trying to Avoid Real Work

Productivity can simply be the side effect of doing the right things. So here’s a list of 29 semi-productive things I do online when my mind is set on avoiding ‘real work.’ Check delicious popular tags like ‘useful,’ ‘tutorials,’ ‘tips,’ ‘howto,’ ‘advice,’ ‘entrepreneurship,’ etc. for interesting, educational articles to read.Watch one of the thousands of educational videos streaming at TED.com, Academic Earth and Teacher Tube.Read an online book list and find a new book to grab next time I’m at the library.

Here’s another list. And another. Oh, and ever since I bought my new (super sexy) Apple iPad. E-books. 11 Tech Factors That Changed Education in 2011. Michael Staton is the founder of Inigral, which develops social software for student recruitment and higher education retention.

11 Tech Factors That Changed Education in 2011

Inigral recently brought on the first PRI as a venture investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and has been named one of the top 10 innovative companies in education by Fast Company. In 2011, entrepreneurs and startup activity sprouted up everywhere. Not coincidentally, the Bay Area, New York, Boston, Austin, Portland and every college town from Abilene to Gainesville is fostering young, eager minds. Renascence Editions. Technophilia: Get a free college education online. 12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free. All education is self-education.

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. M.I.T. Game-Changer: Free Online Education For All. Quotes, Poems, Novels, Classics and hundreds more. The Online Books Page.

Gatorindo. Subject Browsing. IPL -- Arts and Humanities -- Literature -- Online Texts26 resources KnowledgeRush Book Directory Large directory of popular literary works and historical documents available on the Web. Includes biographies of some authors and can be browsed by author, genre, or title. Subject: Literature--Online Texts; The Internet Archive: Text Archive Offers acess to digital-born and scanned print texts. Project Gutenberg The Internet's oldest -- and one of the largest -- provider of free electronic books," where you can download over 30,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone or other device. " LibriVox LibriVox is site designed to facilitate the sharing of audio books. Just Free Books This is a custom search engine for finding ebooks and summaries of works in the public domain.

Google Books Search Find full text and/or bibliographic information using the world's best known search engine to search through one of the largest collaborative digitization projects ever. Pictures of Science: 700 Years of Scientific and Medical Illustration. Collection History This digital collection draws upon the materials selected for an exhibition called "Seeing Is Believing," held in the Library's Gottesman Exhibition Hall, October 23, 1999 - February 19, 2000.

Natural history materials were included very selectively in that exhibition; however, natural history materials have their own separate presentations in NYPL Digital Gallery, devoted to plants and to animals respectively. Background.