Random Links

Below is a list of some of our favorite sites. Enjoy!


Topfive.com - A must-see humor mailing list
The Onion - More laughs than most people can handle


American Institute of Philanthropy or Charity Navigator - charity watchdogs to help you ensure that your donation is best used
Worth magazine has also published rankings of charities with respect to percentage of donations used for the actual charitable work  
Health Frontiers - Worldwide healthcare related charitable organization through which my trip to Lao was organized
Children's Scholarship Fund - Helps make school choice possible for low income families
MercyCorps - Provides assistance worldwide in many poverty-stricken and war-torn nations
The Hunger Site - Donate a few seconds each day to help feed the hungry; now the site includes The Hunger Site, The Breast Cancer Site, The Child Health Site, The Literacy Site, The Rainforest Site, and The Animal Rescue Site.
Pittsburgh Cares - A great way to volunteer in Pittsburgh
Medworld - A non-profit group helping distribute medical supplies to developing countries.

Web Services:

Hotmail or Yahoo for free email
Pricewatch - One of the best price comparison services
My Simon - Another great price-comparison service
Check out Dialpad.com and make free call anywhere in the USA!
Government Services via FirstGov
Snapfish or Ofoto for inexpensive photographs from film or digital cameras.

Finance and Investing:

Quicken.com for Tax Estimation and Financial Calculators.
SmartMoney.com for financial advice
EETimes - If you want to follow technology, here is a hardcore tech place to check out

Travel and Recreation:

The Boat Landing, where we stayed in Luang Nam Tha, Lao, has one of the best Lao websites in their country
ITA Software compares all airfares on all major airlines and is currently running Orbitz website as well.
PADI is the dive organization through which we have our scuba certifications
Silly web games galore may be found at MSN games.  Renée likes Text Twist and Alchemy.

Learn Spanish in Guatemala.  Choose a school from Xela Pages.  Marilyn and Renée went to Kie Balam.


Interesting Reading:

Iraq the Model - Popular Bloggers from Iraq
The New York Times


Jordan and Renee's DVD Collection