Useful Sites and Resources

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The end of traditional schooling shouldn’t mean the end of learning. Education is a life long endeavour that can open our minds to new experiences and understandings that would’ve have been possible otherwise. Below is a list of quality sites to help you learn all kinds of things from fixing a broken sink to computer […]

The end of traditional schooling shouldn’t mean the end of learning. Education is a life long endeavour that can open our minds to new experiences and understandings that would’ve have been possible otherwise. Below is a list of quality sites to help you learn all kinds of things from fixing a broken sink to computer programming to understanding organic chemistry. Many of these sources provide video format for the visual learners.

How Stuff Works – Learn how things work from black holes to car engines.

Infoplease – Reference website.

So You Wanna – Learn things from publishing a book to doing well during an interview.

Ehow – Learn to do stuff. Lots of video tutorials.

Instructables – A place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY creations.

Biography.com – Learn about the lives of some of the most interesting and famous people in history.

Chemical Elements – Learn about the different elements of the periodic table.

Mathway – Solves math problems.

CIA World Fact Book – Interesting facts.

Etymology Dictionary – Learn the history and derivative of any word.

Academic Earth – Thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars.

Big Think – Video interviews with thought leaders in a range of fields.

Khan Academy – Self-paced learning for kids and adults on a variety of topics such as math, science, and finance.

MIT Video Archive – More than 12,000 interesting MIT videos and lectures.

TED – Presentations by the world’s leading thinkers and doers.

Youtube Education – Free lectures from more than one hundred colleges and universities on a variety of subjects.

Curious.com – Free online video lessons, how-to DIY projects, and community.

Inspiration – Inspiring quotes, videos, and articles.

Life Hacker – Useful life tips for better efficiency and effectiveness.

Online Conversion – Convert just about anything to anything.

Screenr.com – A simple and easy web-based screen recorder

Scale of the Universe – See just how big or small the universe really is.

Randomizer – Get random numbers, lists, etc,

Top Rated Charities

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Want to donate but don’t know which charities to donate to? There are thousands of charities out there but not all of them are good and some of them are down right scams. Many are run by people with good hearts but poor financial skills and therefore, money gets wasted. To make it easier, below […]

Want to donate but don’t know which charities to donate to? There are thousands of charities out there but not all of them are good and some of them are down right scams. Many are run by people with good hearts but poor financial skills and therefore, money gets wasted. To make it easier, below […]

News Resource List

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For US news, here is a list of some of the most reliable sources. ABC News The Arizona Republic Atlanta Journal-Constitution Baltimore Sun Boston Globe CBS News CNN Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Tribune Cincinnati Enquirer Cleveland Plain Dealer Dallas Morning News Denver Post Detroit Free Press Detroit News Florida Times-Union Ft. Worth Star-Telegram Google News Hartford […]

For US news, here is a list of some of the most reliable sources. ABC News The Arizona Republic Atlanta Journal-Constitution Baltimore Sun Boston Globe CBS News CNN Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Tribune Cincinnati Enquirer Cleveland Plain Dealer Dallas Morning News Denver Post Detroit Free Press Detroit News Florida Times-Union Ft. Worth Star-Telegram Google News Hartford […]