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Last Updated: Friday, 22 June 2007, 16:31 GMT 17:31 UK
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Kate Russell
By Kate Russell
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Kate Russell gives us her latest selection of the best sites on the World Wide Web.

Taumed website

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Ever had a health question you have always been too embarrassed to ask? There has always been an assortment of places to ask on the web but this site offers a social networking twist.

TauMed is an online health community where you can ask questions, share information and give advice and support to others. You can also browse similar queries by clicking on a particular community, such as Allergies or Eye Problems.

The topics are pretty comprehensive and are helpfully divided into simple and easily definable sections. It also includes a helpful pregnancy area, where you can sign up to a weekly newsletter charting your baby's growth.

TauMed is not just a user-driven site. Each answer is screened by medical professionals, which makes it much safer than many of the alternatives.

To ask a question you have to register, which also gives you the option of setting up a profile in the My Health Space section, where you can socialise with other members.

At the moment, most questions only get one or two responses, but that could change. TauMed is still in beta but says it is the fastest growing health community on the web.


Project Gutenberg website

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Whether you read Hebrew or Hungarian, Sanskrit or Serbian, Project Gutenberg should keep you busy for quite some time.

The site has over 20,000 free online books and the number keeps growing. It is easy to search by author, title or by language. It will even search through all its books for a particular phrase.

If you are finding it hard to choose from the mammoth list, then try browsing by bookshelf, where you can look through the science fiction section or short stories.

If you still cannot decide, check out the top 100 downloaded books and authors, which are updated every day.

Once you have made your decision, you can either download it onto your computer or palmtop or, if you do not have the space, read it online.

Beware if you are in the United States though, where copyright laws can prohibit you from reading some of the books from the Project.


Petrol prices.com website

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Next a great cost cutting site, especially for all you disgruntled motorists who begrudge paying extortionate prices for your fuel.

To make the site in any way useful, you will have to fill out the free registration form, which gives you the option of weekly email alerts of the cheapest fuel. But of course you can do this directly from the site. Simply plug in your postcode and voila, within seconds a guide appears to the cheapest petrol in your area.

You will be amazed at the differences in price even within a 10-mile radius of home, and over a year the savings can seriously add up.

There is a lot of useful motoring info too, and the site is keen to big up its environmentally-friendly credentials, with some useful green tips on everything from car shares to emerging petrol-replacing technologies.


Wineanswers.com website

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I am not a wine buff but at dinners I like to impress. For those who do not know their chiantis from their cabernets, this website is a must.

Wineanswers.com helps even the most uneducated wine lover decide what to buy. It is full of really useful information, including how wine is priced and even when it is appropriate to return a bottle to the shop.

But better still, the wine and food pairing guide is invaluable. Simply decide what kind of food you are serving and this site will tell you what will go with it. And if you do not like to be dictated to, you can decide for yourself using their simple tips.

If you are feeling up for something a bit more fun, you can even take the personality quiz which determines which wines you might like.




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