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Following are discoveries I've gleaned during reference searches on the Internet. Enjoy!
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December 29, 2018

November 29, 2018

November 29, 2018

November 21, 2018

November 20, 2018

  • The Dartmouth E-guide to Academic Success: Introduces readers to the idea of a growth mindset and explaining how to set effective goals for college, then walks readers through strategies for time management. The e-guide also includes a variety of methods for important study skills such as taking useful notes, reading efficiently, and writing college essays.
  • Teen Internet Safety: A Parents Guide. From the dangers of screen addiction to cyberbullying and sexting, today’s teenagers have so much more to deal with than ever before. Parents please read and share our comprehensive guide to keeping your teenagers safe online so you can understand the issues and know how to help.

November 12, 2018

November 12, 2018

November 9, 2018

  • Parent Guide: How to Protect Children & Teenagers Online (CriticThoughts). The increase of cyberattacks have awakened parents of the need to take action for children’s online privacy. Read the child online protection guide to make your children safe online.
  • Math Chase: a completely free site where you can quickly test your times tables. Learn by repetition and also increase their speed gradually as they become more skilled.

November 5, 2018

October 29, 2018

  • Accounting Resume: Sample and Complete Guide. "Tips and examples of how to put skills and achievements on an accounts receivable resume. How to describe your experience on a resume for accounting to get any job you want."
  • Native American College Student Support Guide: Scholarships, Retention Strategies & Resources. In this guide, Native American and non-tribal students can learn about some of the trials facing this community of learners while also tapping into a range of resources meant to bolster Native American student numbers and support them while in school.
  • Why The Disabled Are At A Higher Risk For Substance Abuse And How To Help In Recovery: When a disabled individual becomes addicted, it is important to find help geared towards the disability for success in the recovery process. Having compassion and understanding of their disability is also very important in helping them through overcoming addiction.

October 22, 2018

October 19, 2018

  • What is Mental Health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Mental health problems which affect your thinking, mood, and behavior can be caused by genetic conditions or conditions of the brain, traumatic life experiences or family history of mental illness. Resources for Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Schizophrenia, OCD.
  • Resume Training and Templates (Zip Recruiter): When it comes to looking for a job, your resume is one of the most important tools you have. It’s one of the best ways to showcase your unique skills and experience to employers, which is the first step to getting the interviews (and job) you want.

October 15, 2018

October 12, 2018

  • 6 Free Writing Tools to Help with the Writing Process: Includes Plagiarism Checker, Citation Generator, Glossary of Essay terms, and more.
    • Writing Guides (AcademicHelp.net): free guides on writing academic papers to provide you with guidelines, tips, and hints while writing any paper.
  • Car Crash Checklist and Resources for Teens (Adults, as well).
  • RoboticsCourseWare: a resource for faculty at colleges and universities to facilitate the implementation of new robotics courses or the improvement of existing courses. We would particularly like to enable institutions without core expertise in robotics to begin to introduce these concepts into their curricula. Contains a large collection of free teaching resources intended for use at the university level.
  • Classroom Management (Scholastic): a Collection of Resources for Teachers. Those who are early in their teaching careers may especially appreciate this collection of classroom management resources, but experienced teachers may also find some new ideas here.
  • American Sign Language Dictionary: Search and compare thousands of words and phrases in American Sign Language (ASL). The largest collection of free video signs online.

October 5, 2018

  • "Power to Influence: Encouragement – Key to Caring" by Fr. Brian Cavanaugh, TOR, recorded May 2018. The goal of this program is to examine how we can become most truly human in the measure in which we go out of ourselves and give ourselves for the sake of others. It looks at how you can influence the world around you through intentional, conscious acts of encouragement – these are the keys to caring, the power to influence.
  • "A Comprehensive Approach to Character Building in Catholic Schools" by Thomas Lickona. How can Catholic schools help to develop, in both students and staff, the character of Christ.

October 4, 2018

October 2, 2018

  • Get Well Soon Messages: Here you will find the best get well soon wishes and quotes. Also, Funny Get Well Soon Wishes and Messages.

October 1, 2018

September 28, 2018

September 20, 2018

  • HowStuffWorks: an award-winning source of unbiased, reliable, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works. Covers: Health, Science, Tech, Home & Garden, Auto, Money, Lifestyle, and more.
    • Plumbing Basics (Fix-It Club): plumbing follows the basic laws of nature -- gravity, pressure, water seeking its own level. Knowing this, you can understand its "mysteries" and make dozens of fixes to your home's plumbing system. You can save yourself time, trouble, and money!
  • Basics of Electricity: The Edison Tech Center's diverse material covers the engineering and applications side of electricity (the fun part!). To learn how electricity works just click on any of the diagrams to learn more about each piece of the power system.

September 18, 2018

  • Teaching Students to Manage Their Time (Inside Higher Ed): a good time to teach students about lateness and procrastination.
  • The Ultimate Guide To Passing Any Interview: tips and helpful advice, including sample interview questions, to help an applicant make the best possible impression during a job interview.
  • Standing Out After the Interview (Inside Higher Ed): Almost everyone takes steps to prepare and practice for an interview, but crucial communication should occur after an interview that can help you stand out as a candidate. In fact, sometimes, not communicating effectively post-interview could even cost you a job.

September 14, 2018

September 10, 2018

  • Honoring God through Sports (YouTube): Famous athletes that are not ashamed of whom they belong 2. Using your talent and winning is not a problem as long as your heart is on the right place and putting God first.

September 6, 2018

  • WeatherBug®: Features Lightning Strike alerts, Hourly & 10-Day Forecasts, Hurricane notifications, interactive radar maps, UV & Pollen Counts, and more. Download WeatherBug®, winner of the 2016 "Best Weather App" by Appy Awards. Get it on Android or iOS device.
  • Resources for Veteran Owned Businesses (Business.com): a guide for veteran entrepreneurs on how to successfully start a business.
  • Logo Genie – Online logo creator. Create your very own company logo online, use our easy to use logo design tools to create your business logo, design your company logo, create a business logo. Standard Logo Pack starts at $19.90.
  • Privacy[dot]net: Beware: Many highly recommended "best VPNs" don’t live up to their privacy claims. "Many big name publishers are misleading consumers with their positive reviews and I’m hoping you can help us bring some balance."

August 31, 2018

August 13, 2018

July 26, 2018

July 2, 2018

June 29, 2018

June 26, 2018

  • PornBattle – Fighting Porn Addiction: "I’m a licensed psychologist specializing in sex addiction and found the PornBattle seminar extremely helpful for pornography addiction recovery and help. It’s wonderful for men to watch individually and for couples to watch together to recover from the impact of porn addiction" (Dr. Marcus Kilian). Since it’s online and pre-recorded you can view it anytime and at your own pace. Registration required – $39.

June 26, 2018

  • Job Interview Tips: Successful Interview Tips, Advice & Guidelines (With Examples). Also, resume writing and cover letter tips and examples.

June 15, 2018

June 14, 2018

  • Flag Day - June 14 (USFlag.org). Dedicated to the Flag of the United States of America – The History Of Flag Day.

May 31, 2018

May 30, 2018

  • Flags of Valor: Flags of Valor - a veteran owned, veteran operated, and veteran made company - has been driven by three ideals: veterans are our strength, made in America still matters, and giving back is essential.
  • "The Science of Baking": "It’s said the cooking is an art, baking is a science. Here are some simplified explanations of how and why the most common ingredients do what they do.
  • What Is Doxxing (With Examples) and How Do You Avoid It: Doxxing involves researching the details of people’s lives. The purpose of this practice is either to expose that person to legal prosecution, to embarrass the victim, to draw criticism towards that person, or to cause them physical harm.
  • Understanding & Preventing Plagiarism: Strategies & Resources for Students & Teachers Resources.
  • How to Setup Your Website for Success: A website is one of the most valuable assets your business can have. It’s where new customers find you and how your existing customers look you up if they need your services again.
  • Going Back to School After the Military: You know you’ve gained valuable skills and life experience during your military service, and you want to put those assets to good use in that next chapter. Now it’s time to take the next step.

May 25, 2018

  • Memorial Day (USA.gov): a federal holiday observed the last Monday in May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.
    • Memorial Day (History Channel): Officially observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.
    • Memorial Day (InfoPlease.com).

May 24, 2018

May 23, 2018

  • The Holy Rosary: What is, and how to pray the Rosary. Also, prayers and devotions to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
  • Healthy Eating (American Heart Association): Healthy eating starts with healthy food choices. Learn what to look for at the grocery store, restaurants, your workplace and any eating occasion.
    • Nutrition: Use our recommendations to make smart choices and eat healthy, in order to benefit your heart and your overall health.
  • A Senior’s Guide to Healthy Eating (Nifty Benefits): To help seniors, their families and their caregivers ensure they’re making the right nutritional choices…

May 22, 2018

  • Saint of the Day (Catholic Culture)
  • Blue Letter Bible: powerful tools for an in-depth study of God’s Word through our free online reference library, with study tools that are grounded in the historical, conservative Christian faith. Also, apps for phone and Android are available.
  • Improve Your Health From Your Kitchen: "Because eating correctly can lead to an improvement in one's overall health, people should make a conscious decision to remodel their current eating habits and remove any unhealthy tendencies."
  • 50 Easy Resolutions to Change Your Life: From eating healthier to feeling happier, here’s your first stop to identify at least one positive you could hone in on this year.
  • Grammar Checker: free online grammar check tool. Use spell check, grammar check, and find contextual mistakes in sentences for 28 different languages.
  • A Guide for Preventing Elder Abuse, Assault, and Theft: This guide will address the different types of elder abuse, how to address and prevent them, and also how to avoid becoming a elderly victim of theft.

May 21, 2018

May 18, 2018

  • Native Knowledge 360 (NK360): a project of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian designed to "inspire and promote the improvement of teaching and learning about American Indians." K-12 educators will find a wealth of resources that can be implemented in the classroom.
  • The Physics Classroom: an online, free to use physics website developed primarily for beginning physics students and their teachers. Features a variety of sections intended to support both teachers and students in the tasks of learning and teaching physics.

May 16, 2018

  • Mental Health in College: A student's guide to recognizing disorders, seeking help and promoting wellness, and how to request accommodations.
    • Depression Guidebook for Students: Students can learn about common factors of depression in college and where to get help. Plus colleges and universities can find tips for supporting the mental health of their students.
    • Substance Abuse in College: Unfortunately, for far too many students, relaxing on the weekend might also mean indulging in far too much alcohol or even harder substances.
    • Balancing Student Stress: Students will learn about common forms of stress encountered in college, what causes stress in the first place, how stress manifests itself in college students, and what to look for if a student feels he/she or a friend may be in over their head.
  • Guarding the Heart: A Technique from the Desert Fathers to Control Our Negative Thoughts. Their technique of guarding the heart bears some similarities with today's use of meditation. Mathilde De Robin | Aleteia | Apr 14, 2018.

May 14, 2018

May 3, 2018

  • Daily Bible Reading Method: Sacred Scripture, the Bible, is a proven source for hearing God’s voice, a means to encounter God’s word calling you. But, do you listen for God’s voice; do you follow that voice?

April 20, 2018

April 13, 2018

April 6, 2018

  • Exercising for Life – National Council for Aging Care: Exercise confers all the same benefits to seniors that it does to those earlier in life, including increased longevity, improved mental clarity, a boost in energy, and greater strength to meet the physical demands of daily living.
  • Comprehensive Guide to Back and Neck Pain: Causes, Relief, & Treatment
  • How Can Kids Reach Out To Congress: Just because you can’t vote yet doesn’t mean you can’t voice your view on things that matter to you. Your representatives in congress represent everyone in their district, including children. By reaching out to your congressman or woman, you can help influence their vote on potential laws and regulations that affect you, your family, your friends or your community.
  • Helpful Tips & Tricks for Writing – 123HelpMe: Includes sections on "How to Write an Introduction for an Essay," "APA Style Guide," "MLA Style Guide," "Cause and Effect Essay," "How to Write the Body of an Essay," "How to Write an Analysis Essay."

April 5, 2018

  • Ideas Worth Teaching (The Aspen Institute): tightly curated, weekly email for business school faculty to prompt new conversations in the classroom about the relationships between corporations, capital markets, and the public good.
  • MS Office Productivity Tutorials for Excel, Word, Outlook, etc. – YodaLearning.

April 4, 2018

March 2, 2018

  • Palliative Care: Letter of the Cardinal Secretary of State on the occasion of the Congress on Palliative Care. "…vocation of medicine, which consists first of all in caring: its task is to always care for, even if it is not always possible to heal."
  • Veterans And Substance Abuse: "Unfortunately, we have been seeing an increase in substance abuse among the Veteran community, and feel we have a helpful guide filled with informative facts and guidance regarding addiction treatment and PTSD…"
  • Bringing Awareness to Domestic Violence & Abusive Relations – Rutgers Online: This guide focuses on domestic violence prevention and offers information about awareness, signs of domestic violence and resources for victims such as groups, organizations and hotlines that can help them escape abusive situations, rebuild their lives and recover from the mental health impacts of abusive trauma.
  • AviBase World Bird Database: "extensive database information system about all birds of the world, containing over 19 million records about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies of birds, including distribution information, taxonomy, synonyms in several languages, and more."
  • Leg Cramps at Night: Causes and Remedies (The Old Farmer's Almanac). Leg cramps can be a common and painful occurrence - here's what causes leg cramps at night, as well as how you can prevent and relieve them.
  • How to Make a Portfolio Online: How to Setup & What to Include.
  • Prevent Cyberbullying: Be Aware of What Your Kids are Doing Online.
  • The Complete Guide to Protecting Your Child’s Safety Online in 2018: In this guide, we’ll tell you how to best protect your child from the dangers posed by the internet.

March 1, 2018

  • Fitness & Nutrition for Mental Wellness Resources: "You’ve heard about the importance of fitness for wellness…But there are two other wellness elements that are just as important as exercise: mental health maintenance and nutrition.
  • IRS Withholding Calculator: The IRS encourages everyone to use the Withholding Calculator to perform a quick "paycheck checkup." This is even more important this year because of recent changes to the tax law for 2018.
  • DesignEvo: Create Free Custom Logo Designs. A free online logo maker with 3000+ templates that anyone can use to bring to life a compelling, unique logo in minutes.

February 21, 2018

February 19, 2018

  • Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment – XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. The Synod on Youth webpage contains, documents and resources useful for the pre-synodal meeting.
  • Good Calculators: providing a reliable collection of freely available calculators "for domestic and commercial use." Includes: United States Tax Calculator, PCP Car Loan Calculator, Stock Calculator, 401(k) Retirement Calculator, Car Depreciation Calculator, IRS Interest Calculator, Auto Lease Calculator and more.
  • Nurse’s Guide to CPR – Resources for Online Nurse Practitioner. "Correctly administering CPR can keep a victim alive until further treatment can be administered."

February 9, 2018

January 31, 2018

January 26, 2018

January 25, 2018

January 23, 2018

  • Chegg Get Math Help: by subject and category and math definitions,
  • How to Improve English – Free Resources (EnglishGrammarExercise.com): Contains tips on improving English, help with English grammar, punctuation rules, common mistakes non-native English speakers usually make, English exercises to test your language skills.
  • Ann Herrmann's Maple Barbecue Ribs (The Old Farmer’s Almanac). You may also cook these ribs on a grill. Set it up for moderate indirect heat, set the ribs away from the heat source, and cook, covered, for the times indicated.
  • Making WordPress Load Faster – BloggingBasics101.
  • Gmail Account Help: Gmail is an open source email provider developed by Google. It allows you to create your own Gmail account for free but with limited storage of 15 gigabytes per user.

January 19, 2018

I'm back. We were migrating to a new email system that did not go as smoothly as hoped for. Now to catch up on the backlog.

  • The Present Moment: a Christian Approach to Mindfulness by Dr. Gregory Bottaro.
  • Best Homemade Pancake Recipes (The Old Farmer’s Almanac): How to Make Homemade Pancakes from Scratch.
  • SciJinks is all about weather! (NOAA/NASA): Dedicated to teaching young scientists about weather and weather-related careers. This resource contains interactive games, educational videos, images, posters, and classroom activities.
  • OK Calculator: Free online calculators to provide users the opportunity to calculate, analyze and make informed and financial decisions.
  • 2018 Guide to Cyberbullying Awareness: Tulane University School of Social Work. We can take effective steps to keep students safe. Preventing the problem involves understanding just what cyberbullying is, how big the problem has gotten, and examples of cyberbullying in action.
  • MS Excel tutorials – Free & Interactive: Covering Excel Formulas & Functions, Keyboard Shortcuts, and VBA Coding.

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