Dietary and nutritional supplements can be confusing. The FDA’s Dietary Supplement Web site can clear up some of the confusion. It defines what a dietary supplement is and explains what the FDA does and does not regulate. The FDA’s site also has an “alerts” section that names specific supplements that have found to be harmful to people. For example, a couple of years ago the story of the man who turned blue after taking colloidal silver popped up in the news. It is your health-make sure you know what is going into your body!
Worldmapper is not a traditional map Web site. Instead it is a fun way to understand statistics visually. Worldmapper has a collection of maps that are re-sized according to different subjects/interests. For example, the map above shows each country’s size in proportion to it’s population compared to the rest of the world. You can view maps by many different subjects ranging from amount of commute time to number of deaths caused by war.
Are you ready to vote in next week’s primary? If not, visit eVoter; where you can find your polling place for next Tuesday’s election. After you enter your address you can also view what your ballot will look like and print out your selections to take with you to your polling place.
The Museum of African Diaspora has an online exhibit called Slave Narratives that features audio clips of former slave stories. The site features a short biography about the individual and a personal account of what it felt like to be a slave. You can either listen to the account online or read the transcript online.