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Tips for better Google searching (pictures)

Get the most out of the world's most popular search engine.

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Sports scores

Type your favorite sports team into Google to see recent game scores and schedules.

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Stocks

Typing in a company's ticker symbol will reveal detailed stock information.

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Currency conversions

Google will automatically convert U.S. dollars to euros, but you can choose from dozens of other currencies.

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Unit coversions

The metric system can be tricky; luckily Google is a great tool to help with those pesky conversions.

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Translations

You can also translate anything from a simple word to a complex phrase into hundreds of different languages.

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Calculator

Google even includes a calculator to help you solve quick math problems.

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Dictionary

The Google search dictionary will give your vocabulary an extra boost.

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Spell checking

You can thank Google for perfecting your spelling with its built-in spell-checking capabilities.

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Movie showtimes

Google’s local movie listings will make sure you never miss the latest and greatest new releases.

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Flights

Have a friend coming in for a visit? You can track his flight right on Google.

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Flight schedules

The search engine can even help you plan your next vacation with its built-in flight schedules.

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Health conditions

Although we wouldn’t recommend it over a visit to the doctor, Google has detailed information about health conditions.

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Medicine

The database also includes information about medications.

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Emgerency hotlines

Emergency and prevention hotlines are easily accessible in a time of need.

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Countdown timer

The countdown timer will remind you about that pie you left in the oven.

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Dates

Can’t seem to remember Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Christmas? Google’s got you covered.

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Weather

Detailed weather information will make sure you always know when to bring your umbrella.

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Time

Have a friend located in a different time zone? Google’s location information will let you know when it’s safe to call.

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Sunrise time

Curious what time the sun rises and sets? Look no further than Google.

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Nutrition

Living a healthy lifestyle is even easier with Google’s detailed nutritional facts.

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