www.sittercity.com: Nothing can throw a monkey wrench into the best-laid plans of leisure-activity-deprived parents more than the lack of a baby-sitter. For a $5 monthly fee this site brings parents in need of extra baby-sitting help together with local college students in need of extra income. Parents and sitters create detailed personal profiles, which each can search for requirements such as time, availability, rate, references, transportation, language and more. A handy ZIP-code search function quickly tells parents how many registered sitters are available in their area.
www.ivillage.com/dewey: With apologies to B.B. King, having the blues everyday can, in some instances, be a good thing - at least, according to the innovative personality assessment test recently unveiled at iVillage.com. Utilizing the Dewey Color System, the test provides participants a free, individualized personality profile based upon the way they react to various colors. According to its developer, Dewey Sadka, the profiles can help guide participants in making successful choices in their relat ionships, careers and personal lives. A tendency to like blue, for instance, may indicate strong leadership qualities.
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