"Our tally of the best sites that piqued our interest over the past year."
NEWS AND INFORMATION
"We'll stay away from the major news organizations; you probably already have those Websites bookmarked. Instead, here are some less obvious links, including an encyclopedia of how-to advice and a Hollywood hot sheet, a lie detector and a blog-sifter, all guaranteed to keep you in the know."
LIFESTYLE AND CULTURE
"Each site listed here pertains to a particular area of interest — politics, science, health, music — but they all have two things in common: great content and great presentation."
"It's a small world, after all, and the Internet can make it seem even smaller. Each of these sites, in one way or another, and for one reason or another — practical, political, personal or professional — does a good job of connecting people."
TOOLS AND ESSENTIALS
"Here are some new, exciting and maybe better ways to do a lot of things you probably already do — search the Web, share digital photos, consult a thesaurus, find something on a map and decide what to cook for dinner."
JUST FOR FUN
"If you're in the market for new ways to waste time, you're in luck: we found some marvelous examples of flash animation, a rather odd public art installation and one bad-ass movie site, among other worthwhile distractions."
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