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Following are discoveries I've gleaned during reference searches on the Internet. Enjoy!
No compensation received for these listing, except an occasional link exchange.

January 23, 2019

  • Best Youtube Science channels, as voted by the GeekWrapped science staff: Includes general, astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, math – a very useful for students and teachers.
  • Fishkeeping World: "Our aim is to help educate anyone who wants to keep fish. Here, you can find out everything you need to know about keeping fish and aquarium maintenance."
  • Medical News Today (MNT): "a market leader for medical news, providing concise and accurate information that stands out in the ocean of health content that is on the internet."
    • Veterans/Ex-Servicemen News: The latest veterans and ex-servicemen research from prestigious universities and journals throughout the world.
  • Watch Out for Charity Scams During Natural Disasters: When natural disasters strike, it’s natural to feel concern for those caught in the midst of the disaster.…What you may not realize is that there are others in the world who see natural disasters as an opportunity take advantage of our heartfelt concerns by setting up charity scams.

January 9, 2019

  • Church Fathers: "Our goal was to offer a one-stop shop for people wondering what the earliest Christians believed…the bare quotes themselves, along with citations of where they came from, so that the Fathers could speak for themselves." Click on Read Topics for a drop down list.
  • Drug Rehab Connections: "not a specific treatment facility, instead we are an informational website that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together."
    • College Drug Abuse: Binge drinking and drug use are common problems that students face on college campuses. Many times it is the first time that these youths are being exposed to drugs and the ease of access to them.
  • Drug Guide (Recovery Centers of America): Information about a variety of commonly used and abused substances including a brief history of each, how each drug is often abused, common warning signs of abuse as well as our treatment approach for each.
  • How to Set Parental Controls On All Your Devices: helps reduce the risk of your child viewing inappropriate content on the web. In addition to setting parental controls, it’s important to monitor your child’s internet activity and use age-appropriate settings on devices.
  • Guide to Financial Aid Programs for Military and Veterans: The Post-9/11 GI Bill offers federally funded education assistance to veterans and service members who served after Sept. 10, 2001.

January 8, 2019

  • Botany Depot: "a global website for creative ideas and materials for teaching botany in the 21st century for all ages and levels."
  • Plants of the World Online: a well-designed, searchable database containing over 1.1 million plant names from around the world, more than 65,000 detailed descriptions, and nearly 200,000 images. Readers can search POWO by a plant's common, species, genus, or family name, and they can also search by descriptive words, such as colors.
  • World History Study Guides (HistorySimulation): Interactive and engaging history lesson plans.
  • Elder Fraud: Safeguarding Seniors Against Cybercrime. Cybercriminals stole $342.5M from America’s elderly last year. This comprehensive guide shows carers, relatives, and seniors everything they need to know to avoid and report the most dangerous elder fraud scams of 2018.

January 4, 2019

  • "33% College Students Show Early Signs of Depression?: Are You One of Them?" by Savi Chakraborty. "Depression in college students is a rising epidemic. Research shows that 1 in 5 college students suffer from anxiety and depression."
  • Speed Check: Ad-free internet speed test with the most extensive guide on how to troubleshoot speed and connection issues.
  • EasyTeacherWorksheets: a super helpful free resource website for teachers, parents, tutors, students, and homeschoolers. Worksheets By Topics: Math, Science, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Holidays, Teacher Printable.
  • StudyBlue (a Chegg Service): FREE Online flashcards for everyone. Make and study your flashcards for free, or copy and edit from the millions of flashcards in the StudyBlue library.
  • A Guide To Understanding And Helping Seniors Overcome Substance Use Disorders: The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. reports that trouble coping with changes, children moving out, and no longer having a job are significant factors that can result in addictive behavior in seniors. Memory loss, confusion, depression and mood changes can all be signs that an addiction is active.
  • E-Safety Guide: For Parents & Kids | To Keep Kids Safe Online. According to the Merton Safeguarding Children Board, e-safety refers to the protection of young individuals when they use gadgets and the Internet. Thus, it’s concerned not only with online activities but also with how children use their smartphones, tablets, and other devices.

January 3, 2019

  • Course Hero: Master Your Classes™. Find study guides, class notes, practice problems, and more.
  • College Algebra: offers interactive material for topics such as solving linear equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, logarithmic functions, and matrices.
  • Academic Research Guide and Link Portal: explains "the most efficient way to conduct online research, how to assess the legitimacy of sources, how to cite them the correct way, and conclude with a broad list of resources spanning a multitude of fields."
  • Kids Research and Education Links Database: "database of links to trusted sources dedicated to helping kids find assistance with their homework, research their papers…"

January 2, 2019



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