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Today's Link of the Day is...Don't Almost Give.

For those of you who are familiar with my book, Saving the World in Your Spare Time, this is like an online version. It almost makes me feel like I can retire. ;) With subsections for different causes like disaster relief, hunger/homelessness, and community outreach, they provide information on just about any kind of good works you could want to do.

This is the last Link of the Day you will see posted in my LJ. I hope some of you will consider joining [livejournal.com profile] linkof_theday for future updates!
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Brought to us by my old college pal [livejournal.com profile] aireal, today's link of the day is...Seventh Generation.

Pardon the observation, gentlemen, but women's shelters in the U.S. go through thousands of tampons and pads monthly. Assistance agencies generally help with expenses for "everyday necessities" such as toilet paper, diapers, and clothing, but one of the most BASIC needs is overlooked: feminine hygiene products.

Seventh Generation, a green paper and cleaning products company, will donate a box of sanitary products to a women's shelter in your chosen state -- just for clicking the link. Talk about easy (and, yes, it is legitimate)!

It's very very easy. Go to http://www.tampontification.com/donate.php and select your state from the drop-down list. (For my international friends, pick any state you want.) Then, in the cute picture at right, drag the heart along the path and drop it inside the house. That's it! That's all the effort required. I hope you'll all click!
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Today's Link of the Day is....43 Things.com

The basic concept of 43 Things is a to-do list. You set goals for yourself -- the site owners feel that 43 is a reasonable number -- and keep track of your progress and that of other people. Share your goals, your successes, even your failures. These can be as far reaching as "find my spirituality," or as quirky as "watch as many 2006 World Cup soccer games as I can." What 43 things would you like to accomplish today, this week, this month, this year?
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I've decided to do a new thing in both of my LJs; as often as I remember, I'm going to post the Link of the Day. This is going to be the address of a website that catches my attention for some reason. The reasons will probably vary with my mood and suchlike. I may post a link to promote a cause; because I know the webmaster; or just because the site is fun and I felt like sharing.

The first Link of the Day is... Stuff Ya Don't Want.

Stuff Ya Don't Want is geared toward the interwoven principles of helping the environment, reducing waste, and doing things that will make a difference for others. The site owner is Nancy Matson, a children's book author who got tired of seeing how much Americans waste and how their actions hurt the environment. She's provided a LOT of information on simple things you can do to reduce your impact on the environment, things you can do to get rid of (as the domain name says) stuff you don't want, and why it's a great idea to shop at thrift stores for some of the things you do want. Her information is often stuff that not many people would otherwise hear about; for instance, did you know there's a woman in Colorado who accepts donations of used crayons for recycling? She turns them into art projects and resells them. She's been doing this for fourteen years and has recycled more than 16,000 tons of crayons. If you're doing anything like what I'm doing -- cleaning out your home, trying to declutter while making as few additions to the local landfill as possible -- you'll definitely want to check out this site for some really good ideas.
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I just took the Super IQ test at Tickle.com, and my results are very interesting. (To me, at least.)

Laura, your IQ score is 133

Your overall intelligence quotient is the result of a scientifically-tested formula based on how many questions you answered correctly. But it's only part of what we learned about you from your answers on the test. We also determined the way you process information.

The way you think about things makes you an Intuitive Investigator. This means you have multiple talents and can do anything you set your mind to. You're able to detect numerical patterns easily and are able to grasp the true complexity of the world, both in its details and in a more abstract form. You've got a sharp logical mind and are adept at using words to get even a difficult point across. The combination of all these things makes you truly brilliant -- and unique. Only six in 1,000 individuals have this rare combination of abilities.

This post has been edited because I've since received the longer form of my test results. )

Twin's response: There you go being special again. Darn Mary Sue.

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