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especially when they form a collection or comprehensive whole.
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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,
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
September 6, 2018
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
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
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
Heat Wave Safety (American Red Cross): Learn how to stay safe during
a heat wave and how to treat heat-related illness like heat exhaustion.
Vatican: "Giving the Best of Yourself: A Document on the Christian
Perspective on Sport and the Human Person", plus other interviews.
Vatican: The Dicastery for Laity,
Family and Life, June 1, 2018 (MS Word file).
Sports Are Not Only Play, But Are a Way to Sainthood. July 23, 2018
| ZENIT interview with Fr. Patrick Kelly, SJ, Ph.D., associate
professor, Seattle University: "…sports has a significant impact on
human beings and relationships between cultures, nations and religious
State of the Bible 2018 - Seven Top Findings: Research Releases in
Faith & Christianity o July 10, 2018
Americans' Appetite for Bible Grows (American Bible Society).
Philadelphia, July 10, 2018.
- Hymnary: an
online hymn and worship music database for worship leaders,
hymnologists, and amateur hymn lovers alike. Search or browse hymns by
title, tune, meter, key, scripture reference, and more.…the most
complete database of North American hymnody on the planet.
U.S. Flag Code: American Flag Etiquette, Rules, and Guidelines (The
Old Farmer's Almanac).
July 2, 2018
History of The Fourth of July – also known as Independence Day or
July 4th – commemorates the Continental
Congress’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 – History.com.
Barbecue, Grilling, Hot Dogs + Ultimate Recipes & Sauces
Constitution Facts: Read the entire text of the U.S. Constitution,
the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence – and much more!
You'll find interesting insights into the men who wrote the
Constitution, how it was created, and how the Supreme Court has
interpreted the United States Constitution in the two centuries since
June 29, 2018
June 26, 2018
June 26, 2018
Job Interview Tips: Successful Interview Tips, Advice & Guidelines
(With Examples). Also, resume writing and cover letter tips and
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Comprehensive Guide to Back and Neck Pain: Causes, Relief, &
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
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. –
April 4, 2018
Authentic Italian Recipes from Nonnabox.com
Garden Planning and Design: Design your best gardens ever with our
eye-catching tips, ideas and plant recommendations.
Consumer Safety Guide: Consider us a comprehensive resource for
information about faulty medical devices, FDA alerts, and any other
information about dangerous consumer products.
7 Fundamental Reasons Why Safety Is Important to Your Business:
There are many different list posts on the internet, about why safety is
important and how to manage your safety better. So we decided to take
all of these and combine them into one amazing Go-To-Guide.
Online Safety for Seniors: How to Spot Fake News, Medicare Fraud, and
Phishing Scams. That’s why we’ve put together this guide for elders
with plenty of tips on how to keep your identity safe, how to tell the
fake news from the real deal, and how to avoid getting scammed out of
your hard earned money.
Ultimate Parent's Guide to Internet Safety: When 97 percent of under
4s have used a mobile device at least once, it's clearly impractical to
ban them from the net altogether.…However too much Internet use can also
lead to a number of health and social problems.
Study Tips for College Students with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia: This
guide defines and explores three of the most common learning
disabilities among college students: dyslexia, dysgraphia and
dyscalculia. Additionally, it provides actionable strategies, expert
tips and resources for sharing disabilities with instructors, learning
in the classroom as well as preparing for and taking exams.
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
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
February 21, 2018
Lectio Divina during the Liturgical Year (Catholic.Bible)
Hear the Music Play: Discover hundreds of in-depth articles to help
you both enjoy your music more and perform at your best. People who love
music have a place to discover expert advice on the top gear (for almost
Sports Fitness Advisor: offers scientifically-backed exercise tips
and training plans.
Rugby Training: Sports Fitness Advisor provides a multi-page
guide on rugby training that is packed with practical tips and
CPA Exam Success: devoted to helping CPA exam candidates pass the
CPA exam. It's packed full of resources, tips, and strategies.
3 Most Common CPA Exam Mistakes (Free Course).
Small Business – USA.gov: Learn the steps to start a small business,
starting a non-profit, business tax information, get financing help from
the government, and more.
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.
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
Lent 2018: Articles, resources and links.
The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist:
Basic Questions and Answers. Committee on Doctrine of the United
States Conference of Catholic Bishops and approved by the full body of
bishops at their June 2001 General Meeting.
"Forgiveness: the Keystone of Human Values" by Fr. Brian Cavanaugh, TOR.
Forgiveness can be "one way to reduce conflict and hostility, as well as to
promote understanding and respect…to diminish unresolved hurt and pain that
burdens many…" Forgiveness is a choice, a decision, an act of bravery
requiring courage; it is hard work.
Purdue Online Writing Lab – Subject-Specific Resources: This
collection contains nine different guides, including Professional,
Technical Writing, Writing in the Social Sciences, Creative Writing,
Writing in Engineering, and Journalism and Journalistic Writing. Many of
these guides contain a number of more specific instructions for
particular writing tasks.
English Grammar lessons – Khan Academy: Topics covered in this
lesson include the parts of speech and punctuation, syntax, usage, and
Flower Meanings: the Language of Flowers (The Farmer’s Almanac).
Learn the symbolism of flowers, herbs, and other plants.
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
Making WordPress Load Faster – BloggingBasics101.
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.
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.
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
MS Excel tutorials – Free & Interactive: Covering Excel Formulas &
Functions, Keyboard Shortcuts, and VBA Coding.