Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day, Number to Know and This Day in History.


Word of the Day

Cynosure SYE-nuh-shur (noun) The northern constellation Ursa Minor; one that serves to direct or guide; a center of attraction or attention -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

HealthPricer
www.healthpricer.com

A price-comparison site, HealthPricer helps consumers compare prices on a range of health-care items, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, contact lenses, supplements and beauty products. The site prides itself on picking trusted merchants, and accepts feedback.

Number to Know

24: Age at which Charles Dickens published his first novel (“The Pickwick Papers”). Dickens was born on this day in 1812.

This Day in History

Feb. 7, 1962: The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports.