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Some web sites do one thing extremely well. Others blow it by doing many things so badly you want to cry. Here we list the addresses of sites to click on to carry out singular but sometimes, urgent tasks.

IF YOU
WANT TO...
GO TO...
Learn to tie a tie http://www.fashionmall.com/ media/mr/doc/howtotie.htm
Find bargains on all kinds of stuff http://www.ebay.com/ aw/welcome.html
Buy close-out merchandise http://www.andysgarage.com
Find financial aid for college http://www.finaid.org
Keep your children happily occupied http://www.kids-space.org
Find out how far apart places are http://www.indo.com/distance
Decide whether to do a household repair job yourself or hire a pro http://www.housenet.com/diy
Choose a breed of dog http://www.purina.com/breed
Find an area code for a city or vice versa http://www.inconnect.com/ ~americom/aclookup.html
Get the Zip code for an address http://www.usps.gov/ncsc
Look up a word in the dictionary http://www.m-w.com/netdict.htm
Find a synonym http://www.thesaurus.com/ thesaurus
Read FFWD's favorite online magazine http://www.salonmagazine.com
Plan an extremely unusual road trip http://www.roadsideamerica.com
Figure out what those abbreviations in online chats mean http://www.angelfire.com/ pages0/jerbo/chat.html
See how much it costs to ship a package via UPS http://www.ups.com/using/ services/rave/rate.html
... and via the U.S. Mail http://postcalc.usps.gov/ itds/owa/calculator.home
Get comparative quotes on life insurance http://www.insuremarket.com/quotes
or http://www.bestquote.com
Read quotable quips http://www.lexmark.com /data/quote.html
Get lessons on almost any task imaginable http://www.learn2.com

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