Finds of the Week: Top 10 Lists, Go Directly to Windows 8.1 Desktop, World Wide Words, Daily Writing Tips


Piece of paper pinned to a cork board that says Find of the WeekFinds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

Listverse - Top 10 Lists
Fans of Top lists will love this site - it has top ten lists in categories like bizarre, general knowledge, science, lifestyle, etc. The site says "Every day we publish three or more amazing lists packed with as many new facts as possible."

How to sign in directly to the Windows 8.1 desktop
Like many Windows 8.1 users, finding myself staring at the Windows 8 Start screen was a shock, followed by "how do I get to the desktop?". Thankfully, Windows 8.1 has a way to boot directly to the desktop - find how in this article.

World Wide Words: Investigating the English language across the globe.
I ran across this site when I saw this Words of the Year 2015 article, and stayed to read other parts of the site. If you enjoy words, in particular the origins of words and phrases like 'True Blue', 'That's all she wrote' or 'Codswallop', you'll like this site. The 'Other words sites' link has some great entries. You can also sign up for the newsletter and peruse back issues.

Daily Writing Tips
If you want to improve your writing or your use of English, this is a terrific site and a great resource. With sections on misused words, writing basics, punctuation, and grammar 101 and more you can't go wrong. The site says "every day we publish a new article, with topics ranging from grammar to punctuation, from spelling to usage and vocabulary."

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