It's time to march into spring and this March issue gives you plenty of ideas to explore as you move through the month. Since we don't want scammers to take you on a detour, we include a warning about tax-related scams and share valuable tips to help keep your identity safe. You'll also find helpful tips about the "404 Page Not Found" message and how to save on your printing costs.
Just for fun, check out the Pinterest pins, videos, and websites we've selected for you. They feature lots of fresh ideas for your spring activities, whether it's cooking something new, sprucing up your home, or planning your vegetable garden.
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This Month's FAQ – What Does "404 Page Not Found" Mean?
Question: Sometimes when I try to visit a website, I get a message that says something like, "404 Page Not Found." What does this mean and what should I do next?
Answer: This error message means the page corresponding to the URL you entered cannot be found on the site's server. It's possible the page no longer exists or that there is an error in the URL you entered. To rule out the second possibility, check the URL carefully to ensure you didn't mistype. If it seems accurate, try these steps:
Click the reload button in your browser.
Try removing one level of the URL at a time. For example, if you typed in "http://www.abc.com/x/y/z," remove "/z." If you still see nothing, or an error message, remove "/y," and so on. If you finally get to the home page (e.g. "http://www.abc.com"), try browsing or doing a search for the information you're looking for.
Test the URL at the site downforeveryoneorjustme.com. This site will tell you if just you are unable to access the page or if it's a problem with the site itself.
Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In March
Antiques Roadshow Sweepstakes pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow – If you're a fan of Antiques Roadshow, enter the "Golden Ticket" Sweepstakes now for a chance to win a 3-day, 2-night trip for two to Chicago and experience an exclusive VIP day during Roadshow's 2014 Tour. This site also offers resources to value your treasures.
Score Big With Party Recipes allrecipes.com – You'll find "slam dunk" party food here to keep the gang happy while watching the games. Big winners include Boilermaker Tailgate Chili, Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips, Grilled Bacon and Jalapeno Wraps, and Antipasto Squares.
Green Means Go ... Enjoy Ireland! travel.nationalgeographic.com – Given St. Patrick's Day, March is the month when many people's thoughts turn to Ireland. Leave it to National Geographic to capture this country's most beautiful scenery. If you can't get there in person, this site's stunning photos are the next best thing.
Get Tips For Spring Planting garden.org – It's the time of year to start planning your garden and this site has plenty of resources to help you successfully grow vegetables, fruits, and herbs. You'll be able to harvest plenty of expert advice from the Plant Finder, How-To Videos, Food Garden Guide, and much more.
Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss
Coca-Cola Happiness Machine Watch the fun reactions on the faces of people when they're surprised by a special Coke machine at a bus stop in Sweden. The machine displayed large images of summer scenes during the dead of winter.
Tips For Growing Giant Tomatoes The Three-Minute Gardener, Marvin Meisner, shares his tips for how to grow giant tomatoes. He takes you through the steps of choosing the right tomato variety, preparing the soil, watering, pruning, and plant support.
Short Tutorial – How To Print Only A Section Of A Webpage
To save on paper and ink, you may sometimes want to print just a portion of a webpage rather than the whole thing including the ads, comments, etc. After all, what's the point of printing extra pages that just end up in the trash?
Here's how to print only a portion of a webpage:
Highlight the portion that you want to print by left-clicking at the beginning of the text and dragging your mouse until the end of the text.
Once this is highlighted, click your cursor arrow on "File" from the menu bar.
Click on "Print" from the resulting drop-down menu.
Many webpages feature icons with options such as Print, Email, and Share. If this is the case, click on their Print icon and an advertisement-free version of the article will appear, ready to print.