Fun and useful websites

Attention Dental Economics® readers! It’s time to have some fun online. Periodically, I like to run through the Bookmarks folder ...

BY Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS, FACD, FAGD, FICD

Attention Dental Economics® readers! It’s time to have some fun online. Periodically, I like to run through the Bookmarks folder on my computer to find fun and useful sites for you to explore.

Here is the list I compiled:

pdftoword.com – convert a pdf file to a Word file

pdfcrowd.com – convert an html page into a pdf file

filewiggler.com – convert files from one type to another

contacthelp.com – find customer service telephone numbers

dialahuman.com – find a person to talk with at various companies

howtocleanstuff.net – find ideas on how to clean just about anything

web.extension.illinois.edu/stain/index.cfm – teaches stain removal

householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov – a household product database filled with health and safety information

zingsale.com – tells you when items go on sale

priceblink.com – searches for lower prices while you are shopping

neighbors.whitepages.com – connects with your neighbors

crimereports.com – crime statistics near any address

eattheseasons.com – foods that are in season

twofoods.com – do a food comparison

getcomparisons.com – compare anything

hipmunk.com – a great way to explore flights

wimp.com – a great site for videos on the web

reruncheck.com – check for reruns on television

worldofinspiration.com – great quotes

jig.com – connects with people who can answer your question or solve your problem

absurdlycool.com – freebie finder site

websitegrader.com – have your web site analyzed

yapta.com – great for tracking airfares

nutritiondata.self.com – helps you understand what you are eating

moviepilot.com – discover new movies

musipedia.org – online encyclopedia of music

midomi.com – find a song from a few notes of it

instapaper.com – save articles to read later

wififreespot.com – find free Wi-Fi locations

v4.jiwire.com – another site to help you find free Wi-Fi

gasbuddy.com – find inexpensive gas

yearbookyourself.com – place yourself in vintage photos

currentcodes.com – find discount codes

eddieoneverything.com – nutrition information on fast food places

rollip.com – online photo effects

picnik.com – online photo editing

bookofodds.com – the odds of everyday life

playwithyourmind.com – mind games for brain fitness

frontiernet.net/~cdm/age1.html – find out how old you are relative to everything around you

I thought I would give you a large variety of sites to visit. I am sure many will make their way into your Favorites folder.

For those of you who are already enjoying yourself online, glad you’re having a good time. For those of you who still do not use the Internet that frequently, try these sites and see for yourself what you’re missing. Enjoy!

Jeffrey B. Dalin, DDS, FACD, FAGD, FICD, practices general dentistry in St. Louis. He is a cofounder of the Give Kids A Smile program. Contact Dr. Dalin at jeff@dfdasmiles.com.

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