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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.

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 ( 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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