Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Blogged.com is about discovering what the best bloggers are blogging about right now, and about finding the blogs that will interest you the most. Blogged is updated throughout the day to bring you the latest and most interesting posts from an index of more than one million blogs.

The blogs in their database are reviewed, rated, and categorized by editors, so you won't experience the frustration of filtering through blogs that are spam, outdated, or irrelevant. You'll be able to find quality blogs that you would be unlikely to have found through a traditional blog search. They also offer time-based searching, bookmarking, sharing, and feedback functions. Anyone can review and rate a blog and help it rise in the rankings.

For blog authors Blogged can provide fresh insight into how their site is perceived. With easy access to reader comments and ratings, authors can see opinions, suggestions, praises and criticisms. By being listed on Blogged, authors may increase the number of visitors to their blogs.

The Blogged.com headquarters is in Southern California. If you have any questions, you can contact them at support@blogged.com.

Monday, March 23, 2009


Whether you are a professional photographer, or a novice that just wants to do some research before diving in the your first camera purchase, SHUTTERBUG is the site to visit.
They offer articles on all aspects of photography ranging from reviews of equipment and software, to refreshers on techniques, to columns on stuff like dark rooms and business trends.
Plus they offer links to a large collection of eCommerce photography site.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Helen Keller International

Founded in 1915, Helen Keller International (HKI) is among the oldest international nonprofit organizations devoted to fighting and treating preventable blindness and malnutrition. HKI is headquartered in New York City, and has programs in 22 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States. HKI builds local capacity by establishing sustainable programs, and provides scientific and technical assistance and data to governments and international, regional, national and local organizations around the world.

HKI programs combat malnutrition, cataract, trachoma, onchocerciasis (river blindness) and refractive error. The goal of all HKI programs is to reduce suffering of those without access to needed health or vision care and ultimately, to help lift people from poverty.
*text copied directly from HKI site.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Scrap Your Trip

Scrap your trip started out as a vacation and travel specialty scrap booking supply. Now though their area of concentration is still travel related material, they have also ventured into other themes including Wedding, Sports, Military, Theme Parks, and Nascar.
They also have a design team in house and create many of their own products including laser die cuts.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dragon Gate Gems

Dragon Gate Gems is a high quality gem and jewellery company with a low over head. They have many unique and rare gems and settings. All of their jewellery is hand made and they are open to special requests.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

International Fund for Animal Welfare

From the outset, the founders of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, or IFAW, rejected the notion that the interests of humans and animals were separate.  Instead they embraced the understanding that the fate and future of harp seals-and all other animals on Earth-are inextricably linked to our own.

IFAW's courageous actions drew international attention to the plight of the seal pups and successfully rallied worldwide condemnation of the hunt.  Thanks to IFAW's continued vigilance, it is now illegal to hunt whitecoat seal pups for commercial purposes on the ice floes off Canada's east coast.  This is a fragile victory, however, for Canada's commercial seal hunt persists.  IFAW continues to document and expose abuses of the commercial hunt and press for an end to this cruel, unsustainable slaughter. Over the years, the small team of committed campaigners reaching out to help seals has grown to become the world's leading international animal welfare organization. IFAW begins its fourth decade of operation with more than 200 experienced campaigners, legal and political experts, and internationally acclaimed scientists working from offices in 17 countries around the world.

*text and image copied directly from IFAW site.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Vampfang.com has become the world's largest source for custom fit vampire fangs.

Since their inception in 1993 they have expanded their product base to serve the Gothic/Alternative/Vampire customer base. They have also taken a bite out of the e-commerce world.

Their new 5,000 square foot warehouse/office, ships out hundreds of packages everyday. The store contains over 1,000 different items. And, with its state-of-the-art television studio, Vampfangs is able to produce high quality video and images that keep the site fresh.

Vampfangs.com has found incredible success by remaining innovative and always appealing to a wider range of customers, and at 15 years old, Vampfangs is just getting started!"

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Fund For Animals

The Fund for Animals was founded in 1967 by prominent author and animal advocate Cleveland Amory. For 37 years, The Fund has spearheaded some of the most significant events in the history of the animal protection movement by employing hard-hitting advocacy campaigns and operating world-famous animal care facilities like the Black Beauty Ranch.

The Fund's historic victories have saved thousands of animals from cruelty and suffering.

In 2005, The Fund for Animals and The Humane Society of the United States joined together to form an unprecedented partnership for animals. Since then The Fund has expanded its efforts to protect animals in the courts and provide for their veterinary, sanctuary, and rehabilitative needs at direct animal care facilities.

The Fund has won landmark lawsuits to protect animals from hunting and trapping, and the organization is currently fighting for animals with the help of the Animal Protection Litigation section. This group of full-time attorneys, law clerks, and pro bono law firms are defending animals in federal and state courts from cruelty and abuse. The Fund's current cases seek to protect endangered species, stop the abuse of circus elephants, keep national wildlife refuges safe for animals, and much more.
*text copied directly from Fund For Animals site.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

First Book

First Book provides new books to children in need addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books. The inspiration for the organization was born when Kyle Zimmer, a corporate lawyer by day and tutor at an inner-city soup kitchen by night, discovered that the children she tutored had no books to read.

Kyle discovered that the majority of programs reaching low-income populations have few, if any, age-appropriate books for the children they serve. She realized that there were millions of potential readers, future workers, citizens and parents, who were eager to love reading and learning, but were without the tools to do so. Spurred to action, Kyle left her day job and in 1992 founded First Book to provide new books and resources to the children who needed them the most.

That first year, First Book delivered 12,000 books to local communities in the Washington DC area. Now, 17 years later, First Book has deliver more than 60 million books to programs serving children in need across the United States and Canada.

By providing new books to children in preschools and after-school programs, mentoring and tutoring programs, shelters and day care centers and beyond, First Book provides resources to empower teachers and administrators. With access to high-quality books, educational materials and more, these caring leaders can better teach, plan curriculum and impart a love of learning, elevating the quality of the programs and opportunities available to children in need.

Through our innovative models, First Book has transformed a fragmented group of programs serving the most vulnerable children into a vibrant, centralized network numbering more than 20,000 groups serving millions of children. Through the First Book Marketplace, First Book National Book Bank and First Book Advisory Boards, First Book continues to expand our offerings of free and low-cost books to better meet the needs of the programs and children we serve.

First Book envisions a world where all children have an enriched learning environment with new books and educational resources of their own.
*text copied directly from First Book site.