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How to Give Furniture a Vintage or Rustic Effect

Many homeowners use procedures to distress their furniture. When a furniture piece has a vintage look, it has more character. Although there are stores that sell vintage furniture...

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Federal Grants Wire

This site maintains a listing of over 100 federal disaster prevention and relief grants.
Posted: 08/05/2008 08:05 AM EST more »


Federam Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA's web site has a very comprehensive collection of resources from preparedness to recovery.
Posted: 08/05/2008 08:04 AM EST more »


Mental Health America

This site has great coping tips and resources, which can be helpful for children and adults.
Posted: 08/05/2008 08:11 AM EST more »


National Geographic

This site examines natural disasters from a scientific perspective, with tips for surviving each individual event, from tsunamis to volcano eruptions.
Posted: 08/05/2008 08:13 AM EST more »


Popular Mechanics

The magazine devoted a large section of their site to getting people educated about natural disasters. Features include a quiz to see if you're prepared, things to do in the midst of a natural disaster and five ways to fix your home after a disaster.
Posted: 08/05/2008 08:15 AM EST more »



Created by the Department of Homeland Security, this site provides comprehensive information on natural disasters, ranging from preparedness to recovery.
Posted: 08/05/2008 08:01 AM EST more »


University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center

The University of Colorado's site is much more academic in terms of looking at natural disasters, with research, publications, bibliographies and more.
Posted: 08/05/2008 08:10 AM EST more »