What’s In Your Drinking Water?

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What’s in your drinking water?

I was curious to see what chemicals, pollutants, toxins, and other materials were in my tap water. After a little research I came across the Environmental Working Group reports on contaminants in water for cities and states around the US. The EWG contains detailed reports and analysis of chemicals and other pollutants in common tap water for your city and state.

You can locate your state on the page Water Quality by State. Once you pull up your state you can then browse by city to see your local city’s pollutants and contaminants in your local water.

Which big cities have the best and worst water? Check out this list: Big City Water Ratings.

Some quick links for those interested:

Creative Blogging: Photo Storytelling from Amateur Gourmet

Great Creative Blogging Idea

I came across this brilliant blog post while reading Guy Kawasaki’s blog. The article is storytelling in photo form. Amateur Gourmet takes pictures and adds captions. The result is a story look like a comic book. It’s very interesting idea and I hope to see more of it on other blogs in the future.

One of the best blogging ideas I have ever seen. The most creative blogging idea I have seen in a long time.

What’s the fuss: this brilliant blog post from Amateur Gourmet.

How I Started Trading Stocks – Part 2

For those interested in stock market trading and investing, I have written part two of a series detailing how I started trading stocks. The article is How I Started Trading – Part 2. This article can be found at my stock market trading blog: Trading Winner.

In case you missed the first part of my introduction to stock trading and investing, you can find it here: How I Started Trading – Part 1.

About Nicholas Kuechler

Nicholas Kuechler is my name. This is my personal website. I use it to keep track of my life and important things I need to remember.

Some things about me:

Internet/Technology: I have been working in the IT industry for 11 years now, mostly for ISPs and Web Hosting companies. I have also developed numerous programs and applications for my personal use; things to help me navigate and manage my online experience more efficiently. I have also contributed to some open source software projects, such as AIStockBot, an artificial intelligence stock trading system.

Stock Trading: I have been trading stocks online for a few years now. For me, stock trading is a hobby that I am growing into a successful business. Stock trading helps my brain stay nimble, as quick and critical thinking are requirements for successful trading. I have a blog dedicated to stock trading activities, Trading Winner.

Investing: Investing is a completely different state of mind than stock trading. I have heard that not many people can be successful in both trading and investing, since trading and investing are very different from eachother. Like apples and oranges, or basketball and golf. I’ve studied trading and investing for years, and my goal is to be successful at both. So far I’m doing alright. I have a blog dedicated to my financial investing activities, Investing Winner.

Websites: Developing websites that other people find useful and resourceful is a passion of mine. The list of websites I created and own is extensive and growing. The websites I have made span many topics, from stock trading and financial investing, to online geographic data tools and Chuck Norris. My websites focus on the things I am most interested in. You can find information about artificial trading and automated trading systems, take a break and watch some funny movies. My Website Portfolio.

More to come.