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The Cook's Thesaurus:
A cooking encyclopedia of ingredients with suggested substitutions.
Kids Kuisine:
Recipes to for kids to make and enjoy.
The Vegetarian Resource Group:
Designed for all ages, this site has news, recipes, nutrition information, and links for a vegetarian diet.

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Household Tips
Home Energy Saver:
This site sponsored by the U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of Energy shows how to save money on home heating and cooling, provides links to energy conservation resources and a glossary of energy terminology.
Household Products Database:
Search or browse by product or ingredient for health and safety information on household products such as bleach or glue.
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Apartment Rentals:
Combining the strength of Google Maps with ever-popular Craig's lists for rental listings, this site allows users to choose the city, select a price range, and get a map of all available rentals in that locale.
Home Buying:
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development offer information and links for consumers on home buying.
Michigan Foreclosure and Delinquency Assistance:
This resource will provide up-to-date information for homeowners faced with mortgage challenges. This clearing house of information will connect homeowners with the assistance they need to protect their household investment.
Michigan Housing Locator:
This resource helps community members locate housing options in the across the state of Michigan area. Users can also limit their search to establishments that accept HCV or housing credit vouchers for very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled.
Mortgage Loan Calculators:
This site offers over 100 calculators for almost any financial situation.
Short-term Rentals:
This website allows you to register and search for short-term rentals throughout Southeastern Michigan. Properties range from fully furnished apartments, to hotel accommodations, to corporate housing, or guest houses.
This resouce provides community and housing information with extensive data for patrons to research tax records, school ratings, crime reports, transportation/traffic info, heat maps, attractions, government info, etc. -- all in one spot. The information culled from resources such as the US Census Bureau, local MLS, and Yelp.
Use this online resource to research property values of residential homes. Interactive tools include the Zestimator (for calculating home improvement revenue), satellite image maps, price rankings according to zip code, and plotting out comparable homes. This is a practical tool for anyone considering buying, selling, or simply investing in real estate.
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American Kennel Club:
Research breeds of dogs, locate breeders and clubs, and learn about dog care and training.
The American Animal Hospital Association's site provides a pet care library of articles to common problems, an index to animal hospitals by location, coloring pages for kids and more.
Search animal rescue groups across the U.S. for potential pets.
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Commonly Recycled Materials:
This guide attempts to cover everything an informed consumer should know about commonly recycled materials, in plain no-nonsense terms. Special attention is given to materials that are poorly understood or hard to recycle, like motor oil and rechargeable batteries.
Do Something:
Website with a community focus, where young people learn, listen, speak, vote, volunteer, ask, and take action to make the world a better place. Currently, only 23% of this generation actively volunteers. Our hope is to create a do something generation: a world where more than 51% of young people are involved with community action.
Earth 911:
Guide to local resources including recycling centers, how to recycle, pollution prevention and how to help protect the environment.
Freecycle's mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community.
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