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October 20, 2020
October 16, 2020
October 15, 2020
A Generation Defined by the Pandemic (InsideHigherEd): A new survey
about student experiences during the fall semester and the coronavirus
pandemic found that stress, anxiety and loneliness were their overriding
Substance Abuse in Healthcare: Addiction resources and expert advice
for healthcare professionals and students.
October 14, 2020
Financial Preparedness and Recovery From a Natural Disaster: After a
natural disaster, there are resources to help you get back on your feet
and recover financially. Learn what to do after a natural disaster to get
your life back to normal as soon as possible.
The Ultimate Guide To Sleeping Better On A College Campus: For many
students, sleep goes on the back burner. According to the University of
Georgia Health Center, college students sleep an average of 6 to 6.9 hours
each night. Another study found that around 70 percent of college students
aren’t sleeping enough. Research suggests that a lack of adequate sleep
can affect grades, mood, and even safety while driving.
October 13, 2020
COVID-19 — Substance Abuse, and Addiction Treatment in the United States:
The ongoing global pandemic, government lockdowns, job loss, financial
stress, and lack of access to support resources have contributed to
increased problems with substance abuse and addiction.
October 7, 2020
October 6, 2020
“Concupiscence: Our Inclination To Sin” by Msgr. William J. King (SimplyCatholic.com)
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that “certain temporal
consequences of sin remain in the baptized, such as suffering, illness,
death…as well as an inclination to sin that Tradition calls concupiscence”
(No. 1264, emphasis in original).
October 5, 2020
September 29, 2020
Pittsburgh's Bishop Zubic Issues Letter on Voting (Diocese of
Pittsburgh): Editor's Note: Bishop David Zubik spoke of the hierarchy of
life issues and added, "While I urge all the faithful of our diocese, both
the laity and the clergy, to help build a better society by exercising
their right to vote, it is not my role nor can it ever be for me to tell
anyone for whom to vote."
September 26, 2020
September 21, 2020
“The Purposeful Universe” hosted by Dr. Daniel Kuebler, dean of the
School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Franciscan University of
Steubenville. Produced by the Magis Center, the eight-minute video and
accompanying podcast, explore the wonder of the cosmos and the mystery of
the human person.
Internet Safety Guide For Seniors:
Among the most vulnerable users are the senior citizens. Seniors often
have the most to lose in dangers involving the internet. When scams occur,
they are often devastating.
“Aquinas, Pornography & Remedies for Sorrow" with Matt Fradd Live talk
at Franciscan University, September 14, 2020.
September 15, 2020
Fitness Guide for Seniors and Older Adults: Experts strongly recommend
exercise for seniors to prevent heart ailments, diabetes, and a few types
of cancer. By following an exercise program for seniors, they can
effectively manage the pain caused by arthritis. Exercising regularly can
improve flexibility, balance, strength, and endurance of older adults.
Navigating Mental Health Issues in College: Between taking advanced
courses, making new friends, and juggling finances, the transition to
college can take a toll on mental health. In fact, we’re just starting to
understand how difficult it is for many students to prioritize their
well-being in the face of the unique challenges they experience.
September 14, 2020
Hurricane Shutters (Reviews.com): This guide helps compare the optimal
shutter options for your budget and exterior to protect your homes and
families from danger during this time of year. Includes: Pros and cons of
different types of hurricane shutters; Reviews of different options based
on budgetary vs. exterior design needs; Expert answers to multiple FAQs.
September 8, 2020
"An Open Letter to the College Athlete in 2020" Kailyn Stone
How to Practice Mindfulness for Better Sleep: Even skeptics of the buzzy
mindfulness trend can’t argue with the science behind it. According to the
National Sleep Foundation, mindfulness techniques create physiological
changes that are similar to those that occur when your body is in the early
stages of sleep.
expert-reviewed health information drawn from the knowledge and experience
of several practicing and certified health experts.…a wellspring of
information pertaining to a broad range of categories — Nutrition, Wellness,
Oral Care, Eye Care, Heart Health, Skin & Beauty, Women’s Health, Ear, Nose
& Throat, Respiratory Health.
September 8, 2020
St. Francis’ Prayer of Discernment: An Introduction. One of St.
Francis of Assisi’s most well-known prayers is his "Prayer to Discern
God’s Will Said Before the Crucifix." Father Jonathan St. André, TOR,
Vice President of Franciscan Life at Franciscan University of
Steubenville, explains how this prayer can help us discern God’s will in
our lives. Exploring this prayer with him is Father Brian Cavanaugh,
TOR, a member of Holy Spirit Friary at Franciscan University, a
motivational speaker on "the power of story," and author of the "Sower’s
Seed" series from Paulist Press for preachers, teachers, and public
"Sport: a School of Moral Values": Homily by Fr. Brian Cavanaugh,
TOR - Franciscan University Athletic Department Retreat - August 11,
September 4, 2020
Help Me Understand Genetics (Genetics Home Reference/MedlinePlus –
U.S. National Library of Medicine): An introduction to fundamental topics
related to human genetics, including illustrations and basic explanations
of genetics concepts.
August 25, 2020
How to Deal with Stress in College During COVID-19: College can be a
stressful period in your life, and especially so during the COVID-19
pandemic. This guide will help you identify and manage with resources for
dealing with stress that are common in college students.
August 24, 2020
August 19, 2020
August 7, 2020
August 5, 2020
July 29, 2020
Addiction Treatment During The COVID-19 Pandemic: The COVID-19
pandemic has delivered one of the hardest blows ever to people who need
addiction treatment. During the times when world health organizations
demand isolation to stop the spread of coronavirus, those with substance
use disorder (SUD) are at a high risk of staying alone with their
July 28, 2020
July 24, 2020
2020 Mental Health Resources: Multiple stressors born in times of
crisis can reveal how important it is to prioritize one’s own
well-being. Here is a comprehensive list of resources and tools — culled
from colleges and other organizations — for anyone hoping to improve
their mental health.
July 22, 2020
CDC: How to Protect Yourself & Others From COVID-19
Ohio's Public Health Advisory Alert System: a color-coded system
designed to supplement existing statewide orders through a data-driven
framework to assess the degree of the virus’ spread and to engage and
empower individuals, businesses, communities, local governments, and
others in their response and actions.
Ohio Statewide Mask Order Beginning on Thursday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m.
Governor DeWine announced that a statewide mask mandate will go into
effect for citizens living in all 88 Ohio counties beginning on
Thursday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m.,
Ohio COVID-19 Travel Advisory — Protecting Against COVID-19 (Created
July 22, 2020). Those entering Ohio after travel to states reporting
positive testing rates of 15% or higher for COVID-19 are advised to
self-quarantine for 14 days.
July 20, 2020
July 16, 2020
July 12, 2020
Ohio's COVID-19 County Dashboard: Displays the most recent
preliminary data reported to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) about
cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Ohio by selected demographics and
county of residence. Data is reported to ODH via the Ohio Disease
Reporting System (ODRS).
July 10, 2020
July 7, 2020
A Christian’s Guide to Decisions about Death in Times of COVID-19
(Aleteia): by E. Christian Brugger. In times of crisis, such as the
period we are living through, Christians and their families may find
themselves faced with difficult end-of-life decisions. This article is
meant to provide practical guidance for those who are dying or are
caring for someone who is dying, guidance derived from and consistent
with Catholic moral teaching.
July 4, 2020
July 2, 2020
COVID Risk Levels Dashboard: How severe is the pandemic where you
live? To help cut through the noise and sometimes conflicting advice, a
network of research, policy and public health experts convened by
Harvard’s Global Health Institute and Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
today launches a Key Metrics For COVID Suppression framework that
provides clear, accessible guidance to policy makers and the public on
how to target and suppress COVID-19 more effectively across the nation.
The Healthcare Professional’s Guide to Emergency Preparedness: From
developing a crisis plan to ensuring the continuity of patient care,
learn how hospitals and healthcare professionals can prepare for
different types of emergencies, develop crisis plans, and recover from
Adapting to a Public Health Crisis: From patient outcomes to
personal health and safety, learn how healthcare professionals can
prepare for a public health crisis, what they can do to adapt, and where
they can find support.
June 30, 2020
June 29, 2020
Mental Health Issues Affecting Students in College and High School:
While many students are prone to mental health issues due to genetic
family history, many cases of mental health struggles in high school and
college students develop from environmental factors at home, among
friends, through extracurricular activities, jobs, academic pressures,
June 26, 2020
June 23, 2020
June 21, 2020
June 18, 2020
Catholic Social Teaching (Caritas Internationalis): the great wealth
of Church teaching on how to live out our faith in the world. Formed by
the wisdom of Church leaders and shaped by the daily experience of
Catholics everywhere, it gives us a moral compass to find our way. At
Caritas our mission is based on core principles of Catholic Social
Teaching. Here are nine principles, illustrated by some of the Church’s
most resonant texts and stories from our work.
June 16, 2020
June 12, 2020
June 10, 2020
June 8, 2020
Bird Ministries: a Catholic grief support non-profit ministry
serving individuals and couples who have lost someone they love, with
special attention for those who have experienced the loss of a child
from pregnancy through adulthood, and those who have lost a spouse or
June 3, 2020
May 26, 2020
CDC: Colleges, Universities, and Higher Learning – Plan, Prepare,
and Respond. Considerations for operating institutes of higher
education | Cleaning and disinfection guidance | Covers Health
Considerations and Tools | Information to Plan, Prepare, and Respond |
Communication Resources | Guidance for student travel | FAQs for
A Student’s Introduction to Data: This guide will give you an
introduction to data and show you just how accessible data-based careers
can be for every student.
How to Prepare Your Finances for a Natural Disaster (May 18, 2020):
Having your finances, insurance and important papers in order before a
natural disaster strikes can ease the stress of dealing with the damage
and disruption caused by a hurricane, earthquake or other catastrophic
May 21, 2020
May 20, 2020
Addiction Group: An informational web guide that was founded in
2019. Our website was created to help those struggling with alcohol use
disorders (AUD), substance use disorders (SUD), and/or co-occurring
mental health disorders find treatment for their addiction.
May 8, 2020
May 6, 2020
May 1, 2020
33 Google Search Tricks to Find Exactly What You're Looking For (Zapier):
Since Google knows everything, it provides built-in tools to narrow down
your search and give you the answers you want without even having to
click through to another website. You just need to familiarize yourself
with a few — or 33 — Google Search tricks.
Healthy Recipes – MedlinePlus: These recipes show you how to prepare
tasty, healthy meals that help you develop a healthy eating pattern.
Recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, salads, soups, side dishes, snack,
dips & sauces, breads & desserts.
The History of Gold in America: From Mesoamericans to colonial
Europeans, to the modern American economy, gold has always been a
profound part of the American story.
April 16, 2020
April 15, 2020
April 13, 2020
Here’s How to Celebrate Easter Tuesday at Home (Aleteia):Here you
have the prayers, readings, and everything else you need to celebrate
with God’s Word. The celebration of Easter takes place over the next
seven weeks, and will be crowned by Pentecost. Until the end of social
distancing, Aleteia will offer you a daily celebration of the Word of
God at home to sanctify every day of the Easter season. In collaboration
with Magnificat magazine.
April 10, 2020
A Complete Guide to Celebrate Easter Sunday at Home (Aleteia): Here
you have the prayers, readings, and everything else you need to
celebrate with God’s Word. In order to worthily sanctify the Easter
festivities, Aleteia, in collaboration with Magnificat magazine,
proposes this celebration of the Word of God at home.
Here’s How to Celebrate the Easter Vigil at Home on Holy Saturday
Evening (Aleteia): Here you have the prayers, readings, and
everything else you need to celebrate with God’s Word. Aleteia, with the
help of Magnificat magazine, proposes that you sanctify these Easter
celebrations with a celebration of the Word of God at home.
April 9, 2020
Here’s How to Celebrate Good Friday at Home: Aleteia | Apr 08, 2020.
Here you have the prayers, readings, and everything else you need to
celebrate with God’s Word. In order to worthily celebrate Good Friday,
Aleteia, with the help of Magnificat magazine, offers you this
celebration of the Word of God you can use at home.
April 8, 2020
April 7, 2020
The Easter Triduum with Dan Schutte (National Catholic Reporter):
Composer and NCR board member Dan Schutte created a virtual liturgical
celebration of the Triduum for this exceptional year. Visit this page
for liturgies for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil.
USCCB Prayer Resources for the Coronavirus Crisis: Prayers, download
prayer card, Rosaries, Stations of the Cross, Oregon Catholic Press free
playlists of Spiritual Music, and more.
COVID-19 – Ohio Department of Health: Everything you need to know to
prepare for, and protect yourself from Coronavirus Disease 2019
(COVID-19). Information for Families and Individuals |Healthcare
Providers and Local Health Districts | Employers and Employees.
Raphael Revisited: Vatican Offers Virtual Tour 500 Years after
Artist's Death. April 6 marked the 500th anniversary of the death of
Raphael, the Renaissance painter responsible for "The School of Athens"
and "The Transfiguration." Click on the 360 Virtual Tour icon at the
bottom of the page.
April 4, 2020
A Complete Guide to Celebrate Palm Sunday at Home: Aleteia | April
03, 2020. Prayers, Readings, and everything you need to celebrate with
God’s Word. In order to keep Palm Sunday holy in a worthy manner,
Aleteia, in collaboration with Magnificat magazine, offers you this home
celebration of the Word of God.
Magnificat’s Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord – Celebration of the
Word. This is a celebration of the Word to aid your worship this
Sunday, alone or with family. If possible, place a simple cross or
crucifix prominently in the room and light one or more candles.
A Journey through Holy Week for Families: Roman Catholic Diocese of
Knoxville), April 2, 2020. Resource guide walking you through Palm
Sunday to Easter with readings, prayers, hymns, and devotionals.
Suggestions for families celebrating together.
April 1, 2020
March 30, 2020
March 29, 2020
Seed Savers Exchange: Expand your gardening and seed saving know-how
with helpful garden tips, how-to guides, and more resources.
March 27, 2020
March 25, 2020
March 24, 2020
Catholic hymn: lyrics to many of the most popular Catholic hymns.
The Upper Room – Franciscan University’s Christian Outreach Office.
Franciscan University’s Christian Outreach Office has opened The Upper
Room, rich in resources for Catholics and anyone hungering for spiritual
nourishment. In The Upper Room you will find podcasts, live webinars on
a wide range of spiritual themes, daily E-Spirations, links to
livestreamed Masses, a virtual parish mission, and much more.
Franciscan University Chapel Live Events: Watch Mass Live from
Holy Spirit Friary, plus Holy Hours, Special Prayers, and Additional
Resources for Lent.
Franciscan University Virtual Tour of Our Beautiful Campus: You'll
find friends, friars, professors, and yourself, pursuing truth,
knowledge, and Christ! Includes an Interactive Campus Map
March 23, 2020
Pope Francis: Calls for Christians to Unite in Prayer for an End to the
COVID-19 Pandemic. On Wednesday, 25 March, the feast of the
Annunciation, he has invited "all Christians of the various confessions,
to recite at the same time the prayer that Jesus, our Lord, taught us" –
the Our Father. Also, on the following Friday, 27 March, he will preside
over a moment of prayer at St. Peter’s Basilica and will conclude with
Pope Francis giving the Urbi et orbi Blessing, with the possibility of
gaining a plenary indulgence for all those who listen to it live through
the various forms of communication. The moment of prayer on Friday will
be broadcast live from the Vatican, beginning at 6 pm Rome time.
March 10, 2020
PATRIOTlink: a free online resource database that includes thousands
of programs tailored to the military and Veteran community. Users can
search vetted, direct, cost-free services specific to their needs.
Clinical definition of Sarcopenia: a condition characterized by loss
of skeletal muscle mass and function. Although it is primarily a disease
of the elderly, its development may be associated with conditions that
are not exclusively seen in older persons.…characterized by progressive
and generalized loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength and it is
strictly correlated with physical disability, poor quality of life and
March 6, 2020
Public Health Emergency: The mission of the HHS Office of the
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is to save
lives and protect Americans from 21st century health security threats.
March 2, 2020
How to Use a Paint Color Wheel: information on the dimensions of
color, how to understand and use the color wheel, different color
schemes, and the difference between warm versus cool colors.
Understanding Science (UC Museum of Paleontology of the University
of California at Berkeley): to provide a fun, accessible, and free
resource that accurately communicates what science is and how it really
February 22, 2020
February 21, 2020
February 17, 2020
Free Traditional Catholic Books: a treasure trove of good,
traditional Catholic books available for free or near-free. Below are
links to valuable and timeless Catholic texts (including those written
by great saints and Fathers and Doctors of the Church) that you can read
and download for free.
The Official U.S. Time (NIST). The National Institute of Standards
and Technology – Time and Frequency Division maintains the standard for
frequency and time interval for the United States…An official website of
the United States government – U.S. Dept. of Commerce.
February 6, 2020
Herb Substitution Ideas: Everything You Need to Know about Herb
Substitutes. A list of herb substitution ideas available so that you
know what you can use in place of the one you’re lacking at that last
Organic Chemistry Video Lessons: Concept, example, and practice
videos to guide you through the topics in your specific textbook.
The Traveler's Guide to Cybersecurity: Although you should always
pay attention to your cybersecurity, when you travel for business, it is
imperative to be even more vigilant about protecting your digital
assets. When you are on the road, you are also responsible for
safeguarding your organization’s property and information — and you’re
slightly more vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Life-Changing Ways to Keep Kids Safe from the Dangers of the Digital
World: This article is a great starting point to help you understand
how to keep your kids safe online.
Ultimate Guide to Recycling in Your Home: Learn more about the dos
and don’ts of recycling, how to decode recycling symbols, the process
your used products go through and how to set up a home recycling system
including printable labels to separate your glass, plastic, paper and
Your Best Digs: Our goal is to provide detailed information
about home products, along with our recommendations for the products
that stand out as the best of the best.
February 5, 2020
February 4, 2020
Vegetable Database & Planner: The easiest tool to find vegetable
growing ideas: Helps you find plants that will thrive in your plot based
on sunlight, planting month, soil type, and growing difficulty. Just
click on a plant that interests you to learn its growing preferences and
Sympathink: Explore, Learn, and Get Stuff Done. How-to-guides chock
full of info for both the serious, and the curious. Topics include
gardening, vegetable database & planner, photography, tools, grilling &
barbecue, arts & crafts, plus much more.
Resources for Accounting Students and Accountants
17 Rules to Protect My Child Online: Internet Safety For Kids. More
children than ever have access to the internet and online safety is
January 27, 2020
January 20, 2020
A Homeowner's Guide to Composting: How Composting Works, Benefits of
Composting, Do's and Don'ts for Backyard Composting, Build and Maintain
a Compost Pile, Worm Composting, Other Gardening Resources.
January 17, 2020
Sunday of the Word of God, Motu Proprio
Aperuit illis, Third
Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 30, 2019): "This Sunday, Pope Francis
wants to stimulate all Christians not just to place the Bible on the
shelf as one of many books, perhaps filled with dust, but as an
instrument that awakens our faith."
Sunday of the Word of God: United States Conference of Catholic
Bishops (USCCB) resources. Includes Catechetical Material,
Ecumenical & Interreligious Material, Liturgical Material, Prayer
Material, Spanish Resources.
January 16, 2020
The Ultimate Grilling Bible: A Comprehensive Guide To All Things
"Grate" And Small. "When you’ve finished reading, you’ll be able to turn
out impressive full-course meals using only your grill, your knowledge,
prime ingredients, and a few handy tools."
How To Barbecue (Ultimate Guide): "When the BBQ technique is used on
meat, the insides should remain tender and juicy while the exterior
offers a charred, crispy texture. This contrast — and the resulting
flavor — is what sets barbecue apart."
January 14, 2020
January 7, 2020
Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft & Fraud: A Guide For
Millennials (Totally Money). This resource will provide you with
advice on how to safeguard against potential invasions of your personal
information. From understanding how you could be targeted, to
strengthening your security measures, let’s find out everything you
should be doing to protect yourself against attack.
January 6, 2020
January 3, 2020
Chegg Prep Flashcards: Students can easily find, create, share and
study flashcards for any subject — without a monthly subscription. Plus,
a massive repository of 20M+ already-created-flashcards for students to
study or use in their own flashcard decks.
Smart Answers to the Most Difficult Job Interview Questions. 12 of
the most challenging and common interview questions and provided you
with the answers you need to rock your next interview.
Guide to Alzheimer’s and Dementia: What You Need To Know, And What
New Research Says?
Mazwai: Resource for free stock footage and moving images. All
footage is hand-picked to ensure the highest level of quality, and
because we source content through direct relationships with artists, you
can be sure that all of our content is safe to use with simple
Videvo: Free Stock Video Footage: Thousands of free stock videos,
motion graphics, music tracks and sound effects, all in one
place. Most content is licensed under as Royalty-Free and our
own Videvo Attribution License.
17 Rules to Protect My Child Online – Internet Safety For Kids: More
children than ever have access to the internet and online safety is
incredibly important. We’ve compiled this useful guide with easy to
follow advice for anyone concerned about internet safety for kids.
Outdoor Learning Center – The BBQ Depot: BBQ comparisons, repair
guides, tips and reviews from our 60+ years of experience helping
grillers have the Ultimate Grilling Experience!