Launched in 2001, SparkPeople is one of the largest free diet and health-related sites in the world. Over 6 million members of all ages visit SparkPeople to obtain practical information, news, and tools. They can also visit message boards, receive positive motivation, and view other useful content related to diet, fitness, health, and wellness. SparkPeople’s weight loss program aims to show people how to stop dieting and transition to a permanent, healthy lifestyle. SparkPeople was voted best online health site in Business Week's 2006, 2007, and 2008 "Best of the Web" awards.
Founded in 1996 and acquired by The New York Times in March 2005, About.com is an online neighborhood of hundreds of experts or guides who share their expertise with visitors to the site. Over 60 million people visit About.com monthly for help on a range of subjects such as healthcare, parenting, travel, cooking, technology, hobbies and more. Solutions are offered in the form of recipes, original articles, product reviews, tutorials, and videos. About.com is recognized as a Top 15 Content Site and is one of the largest producers of content on the Web.