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301 Anthropology, (Cultural anthropology), (Social anthropology), (Physical anthropology), (Archaeology), (Linguistics), (Ethnology), (Ethnography), (Indigenous peoples)
301.45 Afro-Americans - Segregation - Southern States - History, (Jim Crow Laws), Southern States - History - 1865-1951, Southern States - Race relations, (Race discrimination - United States)
301.55 Mass Media, (Popular Culture), (Flash Mob)
302.2 Signs and symbols, Communication
302.23 Mass media, (Mass communication), (Media), (TV), (Magazines), (Radio), (Newspapers)
302.3 Bullying, Bullying - Prevention, (Cyberbullying), Bullies
303.3 Public opinion polls, Quality of life, Social values, Values, (Best employers)
303.6 Terrorism, Terrorists - Biography, (9/11)
304.6 Population, Birthrate, Mortality, Vital statistics, Human fertility, (Death rate), (Mortuary statistics), (Demography), (Birth rate), (Marriage statistics)
305.23 Children, Children and adults, Child development, (Child rearing), (Child abuse), (Child welfare), (Teenagers), (Teenage pregnancy)
305.26 Aging, Retirement, (Senior citizens), (Seniors), (Aged), Elderly, Gerontology, Old age, (Older adults)
305.4 Women, Women - Identity, (Women - History), (Women - Social Conditions)
305.569 Homeless persons
305.896 Blacks, African Americans, (Afro-Americans), (Blacks - United States), (Black History Month), Blacks - Canada, Blacks - Great Britain
307.76 City life, Cities and towns, Urban sociology, (Town life), (Urban life)
314.1 Great Britain - Census, United Kingdom - Census, Great Britain - Statistics, United Kindgom - Statistics, (Scotland - Census), (Northern Ireland - Census)
317.1 Canada - Census, Canada - Statistics
317.3 United States - Census, United States - Statistics
319.4 Australia - Census, Australia - Statistics
320.1 Political science, Political ethics
322.4 Ku Klux Klan, (K.K.K.)
323 Human rights, Civil rights, United States - Civil rights, Blacks - Civil rights, African Americans - Civil rights, (Basic rights)
323.3 Women's rights, Women's movement, Feminism, (Women - Civil rights), (Women - Emancipation), (Women - Equal rights), (Women - Suffrage)
323.44 Freedom of action, Freedom of information, Freedom of religion, Freedom of speech, Freedom of the press, Intellectual freedom, Books - Censorship, (Banned books), (Social justice), (Equality)
323.6 Citizenship, Citizenship - Australia, Citizenship - Canada, Citizenship - United Kingdom, Citizenship - United States, (Passports)
324.271 Political parties - Canada, Conservative Party of Canada, Liberal Party of Canada, New Democratic Party, (Canadian Federal Political Parties)
324.273 Political parties - United States, Democratic Party (U.S.), Republican Party (U.S.), Third Parties (United States politics)
325 Immigrants, Immigration and emigration
326 Underground railroad, Slavery, (Slave trade), Abolitionists, (Abolition of slavery)
327.1 Peace, Peace movement, Arms control, Arms race, (Disarmament)
330.1 Lost and found possessions, (Lost pets), (Lost articles), (Found items)
331 Labor market, (United States - Bureau of Labor Statistics)
331.25 Pensions, Retirement income, Military pensions, Old age pensions, (Social security), (Naval pensions), (War pensions), (Old age insurance), (Compensation), (Survivor's benefits), (Disability benefits), (Children's benefits), (Retirement pension)
331.3 Age and employment, Children - Employment, (Child labor)
331.5 Apprentices, (Employees - Training), (Occupational training), (Labor)
331.7 Occupations, (Jobs), (Careers), (Job search), (Employment), (Trades), Vocational guidance
332.024 Personal finance, Estate planning, Saving and thrift, (Financial planning, Personal), (Finance, Personal), (Budgets, Personal), (Registered Retirement Savings Plans - RRSP), (Registered Retirement Income Fund - RRIF), (Retirement income - Planning), (Tax-Free Savings Account - TFSA)
332.1 Banks and banking, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
332.10971 Banks and banking - Canada
332.10973 Banks and banking - United States
332.4 Money, Coinage, Mints, Paper money, Gold, Inflation (Finance), (Currency), (Standard of value), (Legal tender), Exchange, Foreign exchange, (Exchange rates)
332.63 Stocks, (Stock market), (Stock quotes), Bonds, Mutual funds, Securities, (Investments), (Foreign investments)
332.64 Stock exchange, (Securities exchange)
332.7 Credit cards, Debt, Loans, Mortgages, Consumer credit
332.8 Interest (Economics), Interest rates, (Prime rates)
333.33 Real estate business, Houses - Buying and selling, (Home buying), (Home purchase), (Real property), (Realty), (Apartments), (Rentals)
336.2 Taxation, (Income tax), (IRS), (CRA), (CCRA), (Revenue Canada), (Tax returns), (Taxes)
336.3 Public debts, (Government debts), (National debts)
338 Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, (Home-based business), (Small business), Businesspeople, (Business people), (Self-employed), (Freelancers)
338.1 Farm produce - Marketing, (Farmers markets), (Agricultural products), (Farm crops)
338.4 Consumer goods, (Consumer products), (Merchandise)
338.5 Consumer price indexes, (Cost of living indexes)
338.7 Business enterprises, Corporations (Business organizations), (Businesses), (Firms), (Companies)
338.9 Subsidies, Economic policy, (Grants), (Federal aid), (Business and government), (Economic planning)
340 Law, (Jurisprudence), (Laws), (Statutes), (Case law), (Legal forms), Law - Directories
Governments: (See countries, e.g.: 971 Canada, 973 USA)
341.3 Embassies and consulates, Diplomacy, Diplomatic and consular service, International relations
342.068 Whistle-blowing law, (Whistleblower), (Whistle blower)
345 Trials (Homicide), Criminal law, Trials (Murder), (Manslaughter), (Crime), (Cold case), (Offenses against the person), (War crime trials), (Courts martial and courts of inquiry), (Poisons and poisoning)
345.052 Wiretapping - Law and legislation
346.0434 Landlord and Tenant
346.05 Estate planning, Inheritance and transfer tax, (Tax planning), (Personal finance)
346.4 Copyright, Fair use (Copyright), (Intellectual property), (Literary property), (International copyright), (Cyberlaw), Trademarks, (Logos), (Company symbols), (Corporate symbols), (Trade marks)
347.053 Class actions
349.71 Law - Canada
349.73 Law - United States
352.230941 Prime ministers - Great Britain
352.230971 Prime ministers - Canada
352.230973 Presidents - United States
353.8 School boards, (Boards of education) - See 371.2 Schools - Administration
355 Military readiness
358.38 Biological warfare, (Bacterial warfare), (Germ warfare)
361.3 Social work, Volunteer work, (Volunteers), (Volunteering)
361.6 Social policy, (Government policy), (National planning), (Social planning)
361.7068 Fund raising, (Fundraising)
361.8 Charities, (Charity organization), (Charitable institutions), (Humanitarianism), (Philanthropy), (Endowments)
362.1 Hospitals, Hospitals - United States
362.2 Mental disorders, Mental illness, Mentally ill, (Insane), (Insanity), (Sanity), (Mentally deranged)
362.204251 Emergency and rescue operations, (Acts of Kindness), (Real life heroes), (Rescue)
362.29 Alcoholism, Drug abuse, Substance abuse, (Addiction to alcohol), (Drug addiction), (Marijuana), (Cannabis)
362.4 Handicapped, (Disabled), Deaf, Deafness, Hearing impaired, Physically handicapped, Blind, Blindness, People with visual disabilities, 362.4 Handicapped, (Disabled), Deaf, Deafness, Hearing impaired, Physically handicapped, Blind, Blindness, People with visual disabilities, (Visually impaired)
362.7 Child support, Child abuse, Child sexual abuse, Child welfare, Abandoned children, (Deadbeat dads), (Deadbeat moms), (Deadbeat parents)
362.8297 Missing children
363.1 Accidents - Prevention, Safety education, (Safety measures), (Water safety)
363.12 Aircraft accidents, (Aeronautics - Accidents), (Air crashes), (Airplane accidents), (Aviation accidents), (Plane crashes)
363.1251 Drunk driving, (Driving while intoxicated), (Driving under the influence of alcohol)
363.17 Poisons and poisoning, Hazardous substances, (Toxic substances)
363.2 Police, Law enforcement
363.25 Fingerprints, Fingerprints - Identification, Criminal investigation, Criminals - Identification, Forensic sciences
363.28 Secret Service 363.33 Gun control, (Firearms - Law and legislation), (Right to bear arms) 363.34 Disaster relief, (Disaster preparedness), (Emergency preparedness) 363.7 Environment, Environmental protection, Noise pollution, (Pollution - Prevention), (Pollution control), (Conservation movement), (Green movement), (Ecological movement)
363.72 Hazardous wastes, (Toxic wastes)
363.738 Acid rain
363.739 Pollution, Air pollution - Measurement, (Atmosphere - Pollution), Water pollution, (Soil pollution)
364.1 Computer crimes, Impostors and imposture, (Hoaxes), (Charlatans), (Pretenders), (Chain letters)
364.15 Hate crimes
364.16 Fraud, False personation, Credit card crimes, Swindlers and swindling, (Identity theft), (Con artists), (Con game)
364.6 Capital punishment, (Death penalty), (Executions), (Hanging)
366 Secret societies
Scouts and scouting, (Boy Scouts), (Girl Scouts), (Girl Guides)
370.19 Foreign study, Foreign students, (College students), (Overseas study), (Study abroad)
371 Schools (K-12), (K12), (Education), (Homework)
371.04 Home schooling, (Home-based education), (Home education), (Home instruction), (Home teaching by parents), (Homeschooling)
371.102 Teaching, (Art of teaching), (Methods of teaching)
371.12 (Teacher qualifications), (Professional qualifications of teachers), (Certification of teachers)
371.2 Schools - Administration, (School management and organization), (Acceptable use policy - AUP)
371.26 Educational tests and measurements, Examinations, Intelligence tests, Psychological tests, Ability - Testing, (Tests), (Achievement tests), (Objective tests), (Educational measurements), (Intelligence testing), (Mental tests), (IQ tests), (I.Q. tests)
371.3 Teaching - Aids and devices, Teaching machines, Programmed instruction, Computer assisted instruction, (Instructional materials), (Teaching materials), (Lesson plans)
See also WebQuests - Web-based lesson plans (Internet activities for educational purposes)
371.3028 Homework, Study skills, (Art of learning), (Method of study), (Study strategies)
371.3344678 Internet-based methods of instruction
371.39 Tutors and tutoring, (Tutorial), (Tutorials), (Learning), (Education at home), (Home instruction), (Courses of study)
371.42 Vocational guidance, (Vocational education), (Career education)
371.7 Safety education, School violence, (Student violence), (School vandalism), (Violence in schools), (Accidents - Prevention)
371.9 Learning disabilities, Learning disabled - Education
372 Elementary schools
373 High schools
374 Discussion groups, Voice chat
374.0973 Literacy - United States - Statistics, Adult education - United States, Educational surveys - United States
377.2 Character, Moral education, (Character education)
378 Colleges and universities
378.13 Alumni and alumnae - Directories
378.3 Scholarships, Student aid, Student loan funds, (Bursaries), (Fellowships), (Scholarship funds), (Student financial assistance)
379.158 School standards and accreditation, (Educational standards)
380 Commerce, communications, transportation
380.1 Markets, and 381 Telemarketing (See 658.8 Auctions, Direct selling, Telemarketing, Online bookstores)
380.106 Chamber of commerce, (Boards of trade)
381.13 Franchises (Retail trade)
382 International economic relations, International trade, (International organization), (Internatioal cooperation), (World economics), (Economic planning), (Social policy)
383 Postal service, Postal code, Zip code, Postage stamps, (Mail service), (Post office), Postcards
384 Electronic mail systems (E-mail or email addresses), Telephone (Telephone directories), Video telephone, Chat dictionaries, Data transmission systems, Telecommunication, (Wireless)
384.54 Radio stations, Radio broadcasting, Radio programs, Amateur radio stations, (Ham radio stations), (High-frequency radio), (Citizens band radio)
384.55 Television, Television broadcasting, Public television, Television and youth, Television and children, (Educational television)
387.5 Merchant marine, (Sailors), (Seamen)
388.4 City traffic, Traffic engineering, Local transit, (Street traffic), (Urban traffic), (Highway transportation)
391 Costume, Fashion, Clothing and dress
391.413 Shoes, (Footwear), (Boots)
391.6 Perfumes, Tattooing
392.1 Female circumcision
392.5 Weddings, Marriage customs and rites, (Bridal customs), (Honeymoon)
394.26 Holidays, Festivals, (Christian holidays), (Religious holidays), (Chinese New Year), (Valentine's Day), (Easter), (Halloween), (Veterans' Day), (Thanksgiving Day)
394.268 Christmas, Christmas customs, Christmas cards, Christmas cookies, Christmas decorations, (Santa Claus), (St. Nicholas), (St. Nick), (Xmas)
398 Folklore, (Folk lore), (Folk tales), (Traditions) 398.2 Fables, Fairy tales, Legends, Urban legends (Hoaxes)
398.22 Arthurian romances, Grail, (King Arthur), (Holy Grail), (Arthur, King - Romances), (Knights of the Round Table)
398.24 Mythical animals, Animals - Folklore, Dragons, (Monsters)
398.8 Nursery rhymes
Ancient Mexico & Central America: Archaeology and Culture History by Susan Toby Evans. Review of first edition.
Anthropological Index Online is published by the Royal Anthropological Institute in cooperation with the Centre for Anthropology, British Museum.
Anthropologist: A Day in the life of a Anthropologist from The Princeton Review. A Day in the Life - Anthropologist. YouTube video, 1:53 min.
Anthropology. Resources from American Museum of Natural History. Include Tools and Methods, Prehistory, Magic, Ritual, and Belief, Art (music, dance, dress), Archaeology, Human Evolution.
Anthropology and Archaeology. Archaeology, Ethnology and Physical Anthropology Collections from Smithsonian Institution.
Anthropology Explorer. A glossary - dictionary - collection of terms - terminology related to the field of anthropology.
Anthropology Resources on the Internet from American Anthropological Association. Directory provides links to all aspects of anthropology: Archaeology, Biophysical Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, etc.
Body Art from Australian Museum. Explores the many different ways in which people modify, change, decorate and adorn their bodies. It covers the what, why, how and where of Body Art: Painting, Piercing, Scarring, Tattooing, Shaping.
Margaret Mead: Human Nature and the Power of Culture from the Library of Congress. Totaling more than 500,000 items, the Margaret Mead Papers and South Pacific Ethnographic Archives is one of the largest collections for a single individual in the Library. The collection includes manuscripts, diaries, letters, field notes, drawings, prints, photographs, sound recordings, and film.
Museum of Anthropology. University of British Columbia (UBC). Museum of Anthropology. University of Michigan. Links to University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (Harvard), Yale Peabody Museum: Explore Over 5 Billion Years of Natural History, and others.
'Original' great ape discovered. BBC News: Scientists have unearthed remains of a primate that could have been ancestral not only to humans but to all great apes, including chimps and gorillas.
World Wide Email Directory of Anthropologists (WEDA). A volunteer project consists of searchable database of address and research information about anthropologists from around the world. Accessible en fran?ais and en español.
Africans in America: Historical Documents - Jim Crow with illustrations. 1828 caricature of a crippled plantation slave.
Black Codes from Wikipedia, the free encyclopdia.
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crowfrom PBS. Explore the complex African-American experience of segreation from the 1870s through the 1950s. Includes 4-part TV series: The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Jim Crow History Resources, Geographic perspectives, Jim Crow and Literature, Teacher Resources, and more.
Jim Crow laws from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. See also Homer Plessey from Wikipedia. Homer Plessy Biography. Civil Rights Activist (1862?1925) from Biography.com. "Born on March 17, 1862, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Homer Plessy was a shoemaker whose one act of civil disobedience helped inspire future generations of the Civil Rights Movement. He challenged Louisiana segregation legislation by refusing to move from a "whites only" railcar in 1896. His case was heard before the U.S. Supreme Court and arguments from it were used decades later in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954."
Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia is both a real place and a virtual site. Over 2000 Jim Crow Era artifacts: Jim Crow memorabilia as well as caricatures.
Latest Hate Crime Statistics Available in the United States, 16 Nov 2015. Hate Crime Statistics, 2014 provides information about the offenses, victims, and offenders. Among some of the highlights: Of the 5,462 single-bias incidents reported in 2014, 47 percent were racially motivated. "According to the FBI's latest report, law enforcement agencies reported 5,479 hate crime incidents involving 6,418 offenses to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program in 2014. And these crimes left 6,727 victims in their wake. The latest figures are down from 2013, when 5,928 criminal incidents involving 6,933 offenses were reported."
The Reflector: An African American Newspaper Depicting African-American Life in Charlottesville, VA during the Jim Crow Era. Includes Society Notes of Charlottesvillians listed alphabetically by Names of people, plusTime-line and Links to Related Sites.
Remembering Jim Crow. Documentary presented by American RadioWorks when black and white Americans remember life in the Jim Crow times. Listen to 3-part audio excerpts of the documentary and read a sampling of Jim Crow Laws.
The ugly truth about hate crimes - in 5 charts and maps by Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post, June 18, 2015. "Blacks experience the most hate crime. FBI hate crime data show that more than 50 out of every 1 million black citizens was the victim of a racially motivated hate crime in 2012, the highest among any racial group. But this is almost certainly an undercount. The FBI is reliant on state and local law enforcement agencies to categorize and report hate crimes correctly. Some agencies do a much better job of this than others, and there is general agreement that the FBI numbers are significantly lower than they should be."
THE BEST FLASH MOB EVER IN NYC. Collective flash mob in New York with some 3500 participants, July 2011. YouTube video, 5:52 min.
Best Wedding Proposal - Flashmob Marry You. Uploaded by escobarin3 on Jan 13, 2012. The song is "Marry You" by Bruno Mars. "Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Jamin Love. "YouTube video, 4:21 min.
Black Eyed Peas - I got a feeling on Oprah Chicago Flashmob 24th season Oprah . October 2009. YouTube video, 3:47 min.
Christmas Flash Mob by Journey of Faith at South Bay Galleria - official video. Journey of Faith performed a Christmas "Flash Mob" at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach, California, on December 18, 2010. YouTube video, 5:37 min.
Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus - Must See! Comments from AlphabetPhotography: "On Nov.13 2010 unsuspecting shoppers got a big surprise while enjoying their lunch. Over 100 participants in this awesome Christmas Flash Mob. This flash mob was organized by http://www.AlphabetPhotography.com to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!" YouTube video, 4:57 min.
Flash Mob at the Ohio Union 5/3/2010 - The Ohio State University. Students and staff break out into a dance in the great hall of the new Ohio Union on Monday, May 3, 2010 around 12:35 PM. YouTube video, 4:06 min.
HILARIOUS Flash Mob On Bondi Beach [ORIGINAL]. Comment from Joyce Maynge: "Over 100 dancers surprised Bondi Beach with a Flash Mob on Sat Nov 14th 2009, organised by DJ Dan Murphy and starring one of Australia's most famous & delicious drag queens." YouTube video, 5:06 min.
Kassen-Symphonie (Cash Symphony). Weihnachten ist angestimmt. In einem EDEKA Markt vor Weihnachten. (Christmas is sung. In an EDEKA market before Christmas.) "It took a team of 9 cashiers, 13 different hidden cameras and a whole lot of Christmas spirit to pull off this epic holiday surprise! EDEKA, Germany's largest supermarket chain, decided to surprise its shoppers with a seasonal treat ... these cashiers opted to delight their patient shoppers with a choreographed orchestra that beeped the holiday classic, Jingle Bells."
Martin - You Raise Me Up. YouTube video, 4:35 min. This man was a baker for 32 years and 2 years unemployed, then won the Holland Got Talent Show. Born in Schinveld, 16 December 1953, Martin Hurkens is a Dutch opera singer who won in 2010 third season of Holland's Got Talent show. ~ Wikipedia.
[OFFICIAL] Michael Jackson Dance Tribute - STOCKHOLM. Uploaded by BounceSweden on Jul 9, 2009. Comments by OneLove: "This is the official clip from BOUNCE & Friends. More than 300 dancers met at 15.30, got informed and then learned the choreography in 30 min. Less than 1 hour later, they performed it." YouTube video, 4:08 min.
Music flashmob (Verdi, La Traviata). Flash mob in Amsterdam department store De Bijenkorf. The music is from Giuseppe Verdi's (1813 - 1901) opera La Traviata (1853). De Nederlandse Opera (DNO) celebrating the 25th birthday of the Muziektheater, 'de Stopera' NTR Podium (2 Oct. 2011). YouTube video, 3:26 min.
Onze helden zijn terug! (Translated from Dutch Our heroes are back!) YouTube video, 1:26 min. "The Rijksmuseum Holland had an idea: Let's bring the art to the people and then, hopefully, they will come to see more - at the museum. They took one Rembrandt painting from 1642, Guards of the Night, brought to life the characters in it, placed them in a busy mall - and the rest you can see for yourself!"
Prison's flash mob. Michel Jackson's song (its really nice). 2009. Uploaded by David75Beckham on Oct. 22, 2010. YouTube video, 4:27 min.
PSY - GANGNAM STYLE () M/V. "A Korean song written by Korean singer Psy. 'Gangnam' means 'south (nam) of the river (gang)' in Korean. In this song, the 'river (gang)' is the Han River, which penetrates the City of Seoul, capital of South Korea." ~ Urban Dictionary.
"The phrase 'Gangnam Style' is a Korean neologism that refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam District of Seoul. The song and its accompanying music video went viral in August 2012 and have influenced popular culture since then." ~ Wikipedia. YouTube video, 4:13 min.
Sound of Music | Central Station Antwerp (Belgium). "More than 200 dancers were performing their version of 'Do Re Mi', in the Central Station of Antwerp. With just 2 rehearsals, they created this amazing stunt! Those 4 fantastic minutes started the 23 of March 2009, 08:00 AM. It is a promotion stunt for a Belgian television program, where they are looking for someone to play the leading role, in the musical of 'The Sound of Music'." YouTube video, 4:01 min.
Susan Boyle - Britain's Got Talent 2009 Episode 1 - Saturday 11th April | HD High Quality. YouTube video, 5:50 min.
SURPRISE ENDING - Flash Mob Marriage Proposal. YouTube vide, 5:53 min.
The T-Mobile Dance. Watch the moment Liverpool Street Station danced to create this special T-Mobile Advert. January 15, 2009. YouTube video, 2:41 min.
Tchaikovsky Flashwaltz at Hadassah Hospital. YouTube video, 5:34 min.
Two Awesome Dancing Kids. Uploaded by amycjgracehome on Nov 10, 2009. YouTube video, 3:25 min.
Wells Fargo Flash Mob -- Times Square. Comment from #HelloNY: "Wells Fargo celebrates our New York roots. Wells Fargo returns to New York to salute the City with a surprise celebration in Times Square. Special thanks to all of the talented performers who, together, make New York one of the most vibrant places in the world." YouTube video, 6:46 min.
World's Most Beautiful Marriage Proposal. YouTube video, 14:28 min. If you haven't seen this one before, it is a surprise.
Celtic Symbols and Signs from What's Your Sign.com by Avia Venefica. Celtic Animals. Celtic Archetypes. Celtic Astrology. Celtic Knots and Meanings. Celtic Trees. Celtic Gods and Goddesses. Celtic Tattoo History. Celtic Symbol for Warrior. Celtic Symbol for Purity. Shamrock Meaning. Celtic Skull Symbolism.
Christian Symbols. Gallery of nearly 100 Christian symbols and types of Christian symbolism. Click links (where available) for an explanation of the symbol's meaning, related Bible verses, and a gallery of examples of the symbol.
Christian symbolism from Wikipedia.
Christian Symbols Illustrated Glossary from Learn Religions.
Christian Symbols from Religious-Symbols.net. "Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. Christian Cross: The cross symbol, which is today one of the most widely recognised religious symbols in the world is the earliest used Christian symbol. In the most broad sense, it symbolizes the religion of Christianity. More specifically, it represents and memorializes Christ's death."
Christian symbols and their Meaning from Ancient-Symbols.com.
Fleur-de-lis Designs. The Meanings Behind the Symbols: Family Crests, Blazons, Coat of Arms, Personalized Crests. Site includes common heraldic symbols and their meanings. "Colors can have special meaning in a 'family crest' or coat of arms . . . a shield or crest contains furs suggests a mark of dignity . . ."
Symbols and Their Meaning. Common universal symbols: Quartered circle, triangle, spiral, elements. A Short Guide to Occult Symbols. Questions about Symbols include: What is the meaning of the Christian fish symbol; What is its history?
Symbols.com. World's largest online encyclopedia of graphic symbols. Contains more than 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics. Their histories, uses, and meanings are discussed in 1,600 articles.
Symbols.net. Directory of Signs, Glyphs and Symbols. What's the difference between Signs and Symbols? Links to African Symbols, Ancient Symbols, Symbolic Art, Astrology, Blissymbolics, Celtic, Chat, Chinese, Christian, Codes & Ciphers, Crop Circles, Dream, Fonts Resources, Heraldry, Hermetic, Hieroglyphics, Holiday, Jewish Symbolism, Map, Masonic Symbolsm, Math, Medical, Middle Eastern, Military, Money, Music, National, Native American, Runes, Norse, Sacred Geometry, Signology, State, Weather, Web Codes, Wicca, World Scripts, and other symbols.
What's Your Sign: The Doorway to Symbolism. A massive site created by the amazing Avia Venefica. Includes Other Videos by Avia, Signs and Symbols 101, Symbolic Resources and information with numerous images of signs and symbols on: Animal Totems & Symbolism (full list of all animals), Amphibian / Reptile Totems, Astrology Signs, Zodiac Signs and Meanings, Zodiac Animal Signs, Celtic Signs and Symbols, Chinese Symbols and Meanings, Chinese Symbols for Longevity, Chinese Zodiac Sign Symbols, Chinese Yin Yang Symbols, Chinese Animal, Dragon, Flower Symbols, Dream Symbolism, Native American Symbols, Native American Moon Signs, Native American Sun Symbols, Hopi Symbols, Kachina Properties, Sioux Symbols, Mayan Symbols, Native American Mandalas. Number Symbolism, Alchemy Symbolism, Land Totems, Basic Symbols & Shapes, Colors, Circle, Cross, Diamond, Spiral, Square, and Triangle, Symbol for Mother, Good Luck Symbols, Love Symbols and Their Meanings, Chakra Symbols, Charts, Color Meanings, Numerology, Planet and Space Symbols, and more.
Ethical Issues in Media Portrayals of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity by Barbara L. Baker, Ph.D, Department of Communication, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO.
FreeCulture.org."The mission of the Free Culture movement is to build a bottom-up, participatory structure to society and culture, rather than a top-down, closed, proprietary structure. Through the democratizing power of digital technology and the Internet, we can place the tools of creation and distribution, communication and collaboration, teaching and learning into the hands of the common person..."
I Want Media. Media News and Resources.
International Mass Media Sources. Media Directories & Organizations, Media Sources by Country, News Agencies, Newsgroups.
Mass Communications on the Web. Selected resources from the Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Media Giants. Frontline: Merchants of Cool. PBS looks at the complex web of business relationships that defines America's media and popular culture.
Mondo Times. A worldwide media guide. Access newspapers, magazines, radio and TV around the world. Select by location or topic. 15,017 media outlets in 211 countries.
Theory.org.uk. Social theory for fans of popular culture. Popular culture for fans of social theory™.
51 Critical Cyber Bullying Statistics from BroadbandSearch. Topics covered include: Definition of Cyberbullying, Impacts of Cyberbulling in 2019, Recognizing Cyberbullies. Cyberbullying statistics cited include the following: 83% of those who have been cyberbullied have also been bullied in person. 69% of those who admitted to bullying online have also admitted to in-person bullying.
Being Bullied? Start Here from Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI). Definition. WBI FAQ. Early Signs of Bullying. Who Gets Targeted. How Bullying Happens. Relation to Other Phenomena. Domestic Violence & Bullying. Employers' Reaction.
● Bullying and Violence in the Workplace: It's No Laughing Matter. A pocket guide from the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).
● Dealing with Bullying at Work Guide. Advice and tips on how to survive bullying and intimidation in the workplace, and ways of dealing with individually, legally, or collectively. libcom.org (libertarian communism - based in UK and U.S.) is a resource for all people who wish to fight to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions.
● Bullying in the Workplace from Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CCOHS).
Bullying from stopbullying.gov, a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Topics covered: What Is Bullying? The Roles Kids Play in Bullying. Who Is at Risk? Warning Signs for Bullying. Effects of Bullying. Diversity, Race & Religion. LGBTQ Youth. Disabilities & Special Needs Youth. Other Types of Aggressive Behavior. Military Connected Youth.
Bullying Awareness Week. Everyone is encouraged to increase awareness about the prevalence and impact of bullying.
● Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center includes videos, stories, resources, get involved, links to sites for teens and kids, and news.
● October is National Bullying Prevention Month.
● Kids Against Bullying.
Bullying in Schools: The Impact on Children and How You Can Help from Mental Health Masters, a free resource for aspiring mental health professionals. Topics include: The State of School Bullying in America, The Impact of Bullying on Children: Effects of bullying on academic achievement, Effects of bullying on health and well-being, and How You Can Address the Problem of Bullying in Schools.
Cyberbullying from stopbullying.gov, a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Topics covered: What Is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying Tactics. Prevent Cyberbullying. Kids on Social Media and Gaming. Digital Awareness for Parents. Tips for Parents: Establishing Rules. Tips for Teachers: Know the Warning Signs a Child Is Being Cyberbullied or Is Cyberbullying. Report Cyberbullying. How to Deal with "Haters".
Cyberbullying: A Resource for School Social Workers from Online MSW Programs. "This in-depth resource explains the psychological, emotional, and social effects of cyberbullying, and how school social workers can address cyberbullying at their school(s) and in their community. In addition, this article contains useful insights and advice for parents, teachers, and school administrators on how they can prevent and respond to cyberbullying incidents."
Cyberbullying.ca. Sites created by Bill Belsley. Contents include: What Can Be Done About Cyberbullying? Internet Usage: Facts and News. "Talking the Talk": A Quick Introduction to Knowing What People Are Saying to Each Other in Cyberspace.
Facts About Bullying from stopbullying.gov, a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Topics include:
● Definition - The current definition acknowledges two modes and four types by which youth can be bullied or can bully others. The two modes of bullying include direct (e.g., bullying that occurs in the presence of a targeted youth) and indirect (e.g., bullying not directly communicated to a targeted youth such as spreading rumors). In addition to these two modes, the four types of bullying include broad categories of physical, verbal, relational (e.g., efforts to harm the reputation or relationships of the targeted youth), and damage to property.
● State of the Science -
● Bullying and Suicide
● Targeted Groups (e.g., LGBTQ)
Guide to Cyberbullying: Awareness and Prevention from Alarms.org. What is cyberbullying and why is it so harmful? Types of cyberbullying: Harassment, Cyberstalking, Exclusion, Trolling, Impersonation aka "imping", Denigration, Outing. Cyberbullying on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Twitter, Texting and other forms. Tips for parents on cyberbullying management and prevention. Cyberbullying laws and in school policy. Cyberbullying statistics. Additional resources.
How to Prevent Bullying from stopbullying.gov, a federal government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Topics covered: Prevention at School. Assess Bullying. Engage Parents & Youth. Set Policies & Rules. Build a Safe Environment. Working in the Community. Respond to Bullying. Find Out What Happened. Support the Kids Involved. Bystanders to Bullying - An Upstander is someone who takes action when they witness bullying. Even one person's support can make a big difference for someone who is being bullied.
School Bus Bullying Prevention from Transfinder. Why Bullying Happens on the Bus. How to Prevent School Bus Bullying: What Parents Can Do, What Kids Can Do, What Bus Drivers Can Do, What Schools Can Do. Resource Links for Bullying Prevention.
Sticks and Stones and Names Can Hurt You: De-Myth-tifying the Classroom Bully! By Linda Starr, Education World.
What Is Cyberbullying? An Overview for Students, Parents, and Teachers from Maryville University. Cyberbullying Definition, Cyberbullying Statistics, Examples of Cyberbullying, Cyberbullying Laws, How to Identify Cyberbullying, Signs and Symptoms of Cyberbullying, Why Teenagers Cyberbully Others, Potential Effects of Cyberbullying, How to Prevent Cyberbullying, How to Deal With a Cyberbully, Cyberbullying Resources.
What Is Cyberbullying, Exactly? Includes cyberbullying information for kids (age 7-10), for tweens (11-13), and for teens (14-17).
Workplace Bullying - A guide to workplace bullying (with statistics) by Michael Metcalf, Fingerprint for Success, 2021. Table of contents: Intimidation, Microaggressions, Sexual harassment, Gossiping, Power plays, Incivility, Exclusion and ostracism, Offensive or degrading jokes, Cyberbullying.
Opinion Poll from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. History of opinion polls, Potential for inaccuracy, Sampling error, Nonresponse, Response bias, Wording of questions, Coverage bias, Polling organizations, Influence of opinion polls.
● Angus Reid Institute. Public Interest Research. Monitoring world opinion every day. Track global public opinion on current issues.
● Ipsos News Center. Polls, Public Opinion, Research and News. View Recent and Archived Associated Press Polls, U.S. Polls and Research, Canadian Polls and Research,
● PollingReport.com. Public Opinion Online - An independent, nonpartisan resource on trends in American public opinion.
● Public Agenda. Includes: Research Studies, Issue Guides, Behind the Headlines, Public Engagement, About Polling.
● Trends in Public Opinion: A Compendium of Survey Data (Documentary Reference Collections) by Richard G. Niemi, John Mueller, and Tom W. Smith. Public opinion polls are ubiquitous and influential. Topics include: Political Tolerance (Like/Dislike Brazil, Canada, China), Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, Race Relations, Role of Women, Religion, Family, etc.
● World Public Opinion. A publication of the Program on International Policy Attitudes.
These are the 20 greatest cities to live in from Telegraph Travel Galleries, 14 Jun 2017.
7 incredible stories of heroism on 9/11 by Paul Szoldra, We Are The Mighty, Business Insider.
Delta Flight 15, a true story about 9-11 from Uplifting News. A true recount of the events of September 11-14, 15, 2001 about the good folks of Lewisporte, in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada where Delta Flight 15 made an emergency landing along with 52 other planes from around the world. "Story written by a flight attendant. From a retired Delta Employee. An interesting story about a different flight during September 11, 2001. We might not realize the scope of that day. The Day the Earth Stood Still."
● Thanks to Gander: The Hospitality of a Newfoundland Town to the Passengers of a Diverted American Jetliner on September 11 - Truth! from Truth or Fiction.
● Take a Gander - True! from Snopes.
● Unexpected Guests Warm Hearts in the Frozen North by Barbara Crossette, November 18, 2001, New York Times.
● Remembering September 11th from Public Safety, Government of Canada.
● The 9/11 Decade: A Newfoundland town's special place in 9/11 anniversary by Oliver Moore, Gander, Nfld. The Globe and Mail.
● 9/11 passengers stranded in Newfoundland and Labrador from CBC Digital Archives. "It was a day which horrific events would be forever seared into the memories of millions. On Sept. 11, 2001, a group of Islamic extremists hijacked U.S. passenger jets and flew them into the twin towers of New York City's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Ten years later, we present eyewitness accounts and survivors' stories from the day that has become known as 9/11."
● Scammers target Sept. 11th Victim Compensation Fund from Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Information by Drew Johnson, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC, April 20, 2018. "Consumers are reporting a new imposter scam - this time the callers are pretending to be with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). According to reports, the callers are telling people they may be entitled to money, and they are asking people for their personal information to determine if they are eligible. It’s a scam."
The 9/11 Records. Complete Coverage of the September 11, 2001 Records from New York Times.
America's Day of Terror from BBC News, UK. Detailed information on 11 September 2001 terrorist attack.
The Causes of Terrorism from Terrorism.About.com.
Homegrown Terrorism: A Growing Concern for US Intelligence by Gordon Lubold, Staff writer, Christian Science Monitor.
London Attacks. BBc News - In Depth - London Explosions.
Osama bin Laden from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
● Osama bin Laden from infoplease.com.
● Who is Osama Bin Laden? From BBC News. Osama Bin Laden is one of the CIA's most wanted men but also a hero to many young people in the Arab world. (Page last updated at 11:35 GMT, Sunday, 6 December 2009)
● Death of Osama bin Laden from BBC.co.uk. (Last updated at 02:49 ET, Friday, 6 May 2011)
● British Commentator on Bin Laden. British humor. Video, 4:18 min.
Plan and Prepare for Disasters from U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Be informed on how to prevent, respond to, and recover from natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other disasters.
Portal: Terrorism from Wikipedia.
Recognizing 9/11's real heroes by Post Editorial Board.
September 11: Bearing Witness to History from Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Collection, Exhibition, Tell Your Story.
The Threat of Homegrown Terrorism by Lydia Khalil, Boston Globe.
The War on Terrorism from Wikipedia.
● War on Terrorism from the White House. "What is the War on Terrorism? Nineteen terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes on September 11, 2001 and crashed two of the planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, and one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth plane crashed in Pennsylvania. As a result, thousands of innocent individuals from more than 80 nations lost their lives."
Yahoo! News. Photos. Terrorists. Color photographs with descriptions.
The Big Picture: News Stories in Photographs from the Boston Globe. World Population: Where it's thick and where it's thin by Paula Nelson, 4 Nov. 2011, includes 41 photos. "The growing population of the world, now estimated to be over 7 billion, marks a global milestone . . . China is the most populous country with India following closely behind . . . including scenes from Mong Kok district in Hong Kong, which has the highest population density in the world, with 130,000 per one square kilometer. In Mongolia, the world's least densely populated country, 2.7 million people are spread across an area three times the size of France. Then there's Out Skerries . . . of Scotland where the population is just 65. And doing what he can to contribute to that 7 billion global milestone is Ziona, the head of a religious sect called 'Chana.' He has 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren."
● Our World in Data.
● Worldometer. Live world statistics on population, government and economics, society and media, environment, food, water, energy and health.
● World Life Expectancy. Live World Death Totals on COVID-19. World Health Rankings - Mortality and Global Health Estimates. Select Cause (Alcohol, Cancer, Fire, Stroke, Suicide ...), Select Country.
● WHO's Global Health Estimates provide the latest available data on causes of death and disability globally, by WHO region and country, by age, sex and by income group.
U.S. and World Population Clock. As of this second, Jan. 22, 2017, 11:20 am EST, U.S. Population is 324,416,350 and World Population is 7,366,915,400.
World Births and Deaths, Simulated in Real-Time (Beta) from worldbirthsanddeaths.com. World Population: 7,093,354,495 (estimated) as of 23 Oct. 2020.
World Health Statistics. Latest statistics from World Health Organization on WHO's 193 Member States.
Child Development Institute. Online Information: Child Development, Parenting, Child Psychology, Teenagers, Health, Safety and Learning Disabilities including Attention Deficit Disorder and Dyslexia.
Child Welfare Information Gateway. Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse. Site provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Museum of Childhood from Victoria and Albert Museum. Contents include: Children's Lives (Education & Creativity, Holidays & Entertainment, Health & Work, Weblinks, Reading List), Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood Collections - UK's national collection of childhood-related objects, Kids' Pages - Things To Do, To Make, To Tell Us.
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (NCPTP). Mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families by reducing teen pregnancy. Contents include Current Update, Facts & Stats, Fact Sheets, Polling Data, Tips and Resources, etc.
Teenage pregnancy from Wikipedia.
Teenage Pregnancy from MEDLINEplus. Latest News on Teen Pregnancy, General/Overviews, Nutrition, Prevention/Screening, Facts About Teenage Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Disease, and Birth Control, Directories, Organizations, and Statistics.
3 secrets to retirement income success by Evelyn Jacks, Tax Planning from the Knowledge Bureau, April 16, 2019. 1. Make sure you receive adequate pension and investment income. 2. Continue to grow asset pools. 3. Dodge expensive fees. These are the three secrets to success in saving enough money - after taxes, inflation and fees - to fund an adequate retirement.
5 Major Scams That Can Wreck Your Retirement by Brandon Ballenger, Money Talks News, March 31, 2019. Here's what to watch for to make sure you don't fall prey to some of the biggest rip-offs targeting seniors.
10 Ways to Live Longer by Vanessa Gisquet, from Forbes,Mar. 2, 2005.
● 25 Way to Live Longer from Worth.com.
● 25 Ways to Live a Longer Better Life from Fit for Real Life.
● 25 Ways You Can Live A Longer Life. YouTube video, 6:03 min. Published on Apr 8, 2012 by list25.
● 31 Superfood Secrets for a Long and Healthy Life from Health.com.
● 50 Ways to Add Years to Your Life from Mens Health.
● Eating for Longevity by John Donovan, from WebMD.
● Restrict Your Calories and Live Longer by Dr. Ronald Neil Kostoff (Ph. D. in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences, Princeton University)
● Reduce Your Calories and Slow the Ageing Process by Dr. Joseph Mercola.
● Top 25 foods for longevity by Leslie Beck, Special to The Globe and Mail, Published 4 Jan. 2011. Last updated 22 Aug. 2012.
50+ Unknown Home Remodelling Ideas for Seniors Comfort and Safety [A Rare Guide] by modernpaint, June 7, 2021. This Guide is Broken into 5 Sections: Home Renovation Essential Qualities, Remodelling Your Bathroom, Remodelling Your Kitchen, Remodelling Your Overall House, and Financing.
Four Essential Qualities for Home Renovations for Seniors Aging in Place: 1. Accessibility. 2. Reachability. 3. Assistance. 4. Safety.
Aging with Confidence: Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors announced on November 7, 2017 by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.
● Backgrounder: Aging with Confidence: Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors from Ministry of Seniors Affairs, 7 Nov 2017, 10:00 am.
● CLICK HERE to download a PDF of "Aging with Confidence: Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors".
● In brief, the new action plan offers:
● A one-stop website where seniors can find information about tax credits, drug coverage, powers of attorney, recreation programs, and more.
● An annual high-dose influenza vaccine, targeted to protect seniors, which will be available free of charge as part of the Ontario Universal Influenza Immunization Program, starting in the 2018-2019 flu season.
● Support for "naturally occurring" retirement communities by investing more than $15 million over two years for apartment buildings or housing developments where many seniors already live close to one another.
● More volunteering opportunities connecting seniors and youth, fostering learning and mentorship while reducing older people's risk of social isolation.
● 5,000 new Long Term Care (LTC) beds over the next four years and 15 million more hours of nursing, personal support and therapeutic care annually for residents in LTC homes, as well as a 10-year plan to create more than 30,000 new beds over the next decade, working with the long-term care sector.
AM740 - Zoomer Radio Station. AM740 is Toronto's 'Best of the Best' station. With access to the largest active music library in Toronto radio. Caters to people 50 plus and seniors.
After Retirement - Suggested Sites for Active Seniors:
● 5 Part-Time Jobs for Retirees by Kerry Hannon. Blogging, coaching and teaching provide income, flexible schedules.
● 5 Ways to Cut Your Tax Bill in Retirement (in United States) by Chris Kissell, Money Talks News, February 17, 2019. 1. Convert to a Roth IRA - but do it carefully. 2. Give to charity. 3. Take advantage of favorable capital gains rates. 4. Delay claiming Social Security. 5. Stay frugal.
● Older Workers and Mental Health: 5 Key Considerations. Blog from Sodexo.
● Re-entering the Workforce - Marketable Skills After 50. 4 Mar. 2015, by Guest Blogger.
● The Senior's Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Agent in Their Golden Years by Redfin Blogger, 19 Mar. 2016. Thinking of making a career change? Here's why real estate can be a great option.
Ageing. United Nations: Peace, dignity, equality on a healthy planet. Trends in Population Ageing: Globally, the population aged 65 and over is growing faster than all other age groups. According to data from World Population Prospects: the 2019 Revision, by 2050, one in six people in the world will be over age 65 (16%), up from one in 11 in 2019 (9%). By 2050, one in four persons living in Europe and Northern America could be aged 65 or over.
● Ageing and life course: The world is fast ageing - have we noticed? Facts about ageing from World Health Organization (WHO). October 1: International Day of Older Persons. Older people – a new power for development. Chart shows Number of People Aged 60 and Over for 2002, 2025, 2050.
● Global societal trends to 2030: Thematic report 1 by Benoit Guerin, Stijn Hoorens, Dmitry Khodyakov, Ohid Yaqub, RAND Corporation, Research conducted by RAND Europe, Chapter One: A growing and ageing population. Chapter Two: Population ageing in the West, followed by the rest of the world.
● How Aging Trends Will Reshape Life In 2030 by Richard Eisenberg, Next Avenue Editor, Forbes, Aug 20, 2020.
● AARP: Internet Resources on Aging. Topics: Aging - Aging-in-Place - Elder Care, Resources.
● Age Discrimination and Facts about Age Discrimination from U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
● Guide to Best Technology Resources and Tools for Seniors from Institute on Aging (IOA), 2018.
● Public Health and Aging: Trends in Aging --- United States and Worldwide from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
● Resources on Aging. Centers on the Demography of Aging were established with funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
● Retirement Statistics from Sloan Center on Aging and Work.
Aging at Home: Home Safety for Elderly Loved Ones by Claire Samuels, aplaceformom.com, Apr 12, 2021.
Aging Well from Helpguide. How to age well from Helpguide. Articles to help you explore the aspects of life that contribute most to health and happiness as you age.
Assisted Living & Nursing Homes Near You in the United States. Locating the best assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and long-term care options in your area is helpful for both potential residents as well as potential employees. To use this tool, select your state where you will find listings for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. On each state page, you can enter your city or zip code in the search boxes and select the "More Details" option to get additional information on each individual location.
Can We Prevent Aging? From the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
Can You Afford to Retire? From PBS - FRONTLINE. Baby boomers are heading for a shock as they hit retirement: vanishing pensions and inadequate 401(k) savings. Includes: What you need to know, The changing world or retirement, Interviews, Retirement stories, Poll - How are you doing? Readings & Links.
Canadian Retirement Income Calculator from Service Canada, Government of Canada. The calculator will help you better understand how each level of the retirement income system will contribute to your future financial security. Results are rough estimates for information purposes only. Site does not collect or save your personal information.
● PERC - (Personal Enhanced Retirement Calculator). "PERC lets you calculate how much income you can draw from all of your financial assets in retirement. It is based on the ideas in the book entitled Retirement Income for Life: Getting More without Saving More by Frederick Vettese. The target audience includes anyone between 50 and 80 who is within 10 years of retirement or already retired."
Canadian Seniors Directory. This site is not secure. Categories include: Senior Services, Health and Rehab, Government programs, Living Arrangements, Home and Property Services, Jobs, Medical Supplies, Estate Planning, Advocacy, Food and Diet, Delivery, Learning and Education, Senior centers, Organizations, Elderly and Senior Care, Legal and security, Match and Dating Service, Travel and Recreation, Transportation, Art and Hobbies, Wellness and Fitness for seniors.
the care guide: Canada's Premier Guide to Seniors' Housing and and Care Services.
CARP - Canadian Association for Retired Persons. "CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a "New Vision of Aging for Canada" promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. Our mandate is to promote and protect the interests, rights and quality of life for Canadians as we age."
A Complete Guide to Ergonomics and Senior Safety from SeatUp. How Ergonomics Works / Types of Ergonomics, Home Ergonomics for Seniors, Ergonomics for Some of the Most Common Old Age Health Problems, Ergonomics for Hobbies, Benefits of Ergonomics.
The Complete Medication Management Guide for Seniors by SingleCare Team, 6 Aug 2019. Medically reviewed by Gerardo Sison, Pharm.D. This guide offers practical information on:
● How to accurately read medication labels
● Ways that aging changes your responses to medications
● Medication safety tips and dosage information
● Tips on medication organization and storage
● Downloadable medication management charts
● and much more.
Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100. YouTube video, 22:12 min. At TED Talk, Dan Buettner shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep people spry past age 100.
The Definitive Guide to Senior Care from EduMed. A how-to guide to types of care, costs and insurance, and making the care transition as smooth as possible.
● Everything You Need to Know about Senior Isolation from Aging in Place. Some statistics: Social isolation increases the risk of premature death. The risk of heart disease increases by 29 percent among seniors that experience social isolation. Socially isolated seniors are 32 percent more likely to experience a stroke. Topics: What Is Senior Isolation? What Is Driving Senior Isolation? Higher Risks among Immigrant and LGBTQ+ Communities. It's Official: Isolation Is Bad for Seniors.
● Gerontology & Long-Term Care: Helping Seniors Find Health & Wellness. Understanding Long-Term Care for Seniors.
What is long-term care?
What are the long-term care options for seniors? Assisted Living, In-Home Care, Adult Day Care, Hospice Care, Respite Care, Skilled Nursing.
What is long-term care insurance?
Who is eligible for long-term care insurance?
What's covered by long-term care insurance?
What's the cost of long-term care insurance?
What are the available policies?
What about Medicare?
Spotlight on Gerontology - Online Gerontology Programs.
Who Else Works in Long-Term Care? Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Audiologist, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Home Health Aid, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Occupational Therapist (OT), Physical Therapist (PT), Registered Nurse (RN), Rehabilitation Counselor, Social Worker (SW), Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP).
What Else Do Seniors Need? Information & Resources. Resources for Healthy Aging.
Disaster Planning and Recovery for Seniors from Rainbow International Restoration. Topics include: Preparing for a Disaster, Building an Emergency Kit, Making an Emergency Plan, Personal Support Network, Evacuation Plans and Meeting Points, Pet Considerations, Questions to Ask Your Loved One's Long-Term Care Facility, Staying Safe During a Disaster, Sheltering in Place, Fire Safety, Flood Safety, Evacuating with Special Medical Needs, Returning Home Safely, Considerations for Seniors Recovering from a Disaster, Cleaning up after a Disaster, plus Additional Resources for Seniors and Families in Emergency Planning.
Don't Honk at Old People: Granny fights back!. Comedy. Uploaded on Nov 23, 2006. YouTube video, 0:33 min.
Dr. Oz's Longevity Grocery List by Dr. Mehmet Oz. Fight disease and revitalize your body with powerful superfoods from Dr. Oz's food pyramid - and Mother Nature's pantry.
Eat Less, Live Longer? The Quest to Learn Why Slashing Calories Extends Life, by Cheryl Simon Silver, Genome News Network (GNN).
Enhancing the voice of older persons from United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Fall Prevention and Management from Duquesne University School of Nursing. "... the elderly are among some of our most vulnerable populations. A major concern among older communities that contributes to these health-related problems is the increasing tendency of a slip-and-fall ... Elderly Fall Prevention Tips can help seniors build muscle for better balance, organize their home to prevent a fall, and work with their doctor and/or nurse to make sure they follow a care plan after a fall."
Fifty-Five Plus Magazine - Online edition. Contents: Finance (Estate Matters, Investment Planning, Life Insurance, Taxes, Financial Calculators), Housing, Travel, Family, Leisure (Gardening, Bird Watching).
Flash Fabrica from Japan. Test your memory and find out how old is your brain. Click "START"; Wait for countdown 3, 2, 1; Memorize positions of numbers; Click circles from SMALLEST to BIGGEST number. Computer will tell you the age of your brain.
Grants for Seniors - A Guide for Seniors and Retirees. This website is designed to guide seniors and retirees when they need help. The site has covered many resources in all 50 states and is now working on the biggest 200 cities in the United States to help elderly citizens to easily access benefits in cities where they live. Topics include:
- Financial Help
- Health Care
- Help with Rent
- Housing Assistance
- Food Assistance
- Clothing Assistance
- Transportation Assistance
- Daily Life, and more.
Grow Younger, Live Longer: Ten Steps to Reverse Aging by Deepak Chopra and David Simon.
Halton Seniors . A guide for seniors, caregivers, and Services Providers. Dial 211 for Community Information. Dial 311 for Halton Government Services. Dial 911 for Emergencies.
Home Modifications & Accommodations for Seniors by Five Star Painting, April 20, 2020. With the expected growth in demand for healthcare and housing due to the aging population, many older adults can benefit from moving in with a family member or relative. Site provides details of home modifications for Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Doorways, Hallways & Stairs, Exterior Accommodations, Kitchen, Living Room, Handles & Handrails, Lighting, Service Animal Accommodations, Special Equipment, Senior-Friendly Home Design & Decor, Color Schemes & Designs, Soothing & Simple Decor. Plus ideas for Decluttering & Maintaining Cleanliness.
Users are reminded to check out available housing grants and programs (in the United States) such as: Cash-Out Refinance Loans for Veterans, Disability housing grants for Veterans, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and Rural Housing: Housing Repair Loans and Grants, as well as nonprofit organizations such as Rebuilding Together and National Residential Improvement Association, which focuses on housing improvements and assistance.
How Long Will I Live? (40 questions) Calculate Life Expectancy.
● How Long Will I Live? (Short quiz of 4 questions).
● How Long Will You Live? How Calculations Are Done.
● Life Expectancy Calculator from Project Big Life. This life expectancy calculator was developed using a statistical model to estimate the risk of death associated with smoking, unhealthy alcohol consumption, poor diet, and physical inactivity in Ontario. We calculated the risk of death for Ontarians who responded to Canadian Community Health Surveys from 2001 to 2008 and agreed to have their responses linked to their personal health information. There were approximately 1 million person-years of follow-up and over 9000 deaths in the development and validation datasets.
How Many People Live to 100 Across the Globe? By Steven Goodman, The Centenarian.co.uk. Updated: 6 Aug 2016. The United States has the most centenarians with current estimates as high as 72,000. If the population of centenarians continues to increase at its current rate of expansion there could be close to 1 million people of 100 years of age or more by 2050 residing in the US.
In the UK, the Office of National Statistics reports around 9000 centenarians today in The UK and Wales ... At the current rate of expansion, UK's centenarian population could reach over 40,000 by 2031.
In total numbers of centenarians Japan is second to the US with a current population of about 30,000 ... At its current rate of expansion, by 2050, Japan proportionally will have the most centenarians in the world.
China does not have a high percentage of centenarians, about 7000 officially in the least census ... It is estimated that China will lead the world population of centenarians by 2050, with over 450,000.
|If I Live to Be 100:|
Lessons from the Centenarians
by Neenah Ellis
International Day of Older Persons - October 1 from United Nations. The General Assembly designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons on 14 December 1990. Celebrating International Day of Older Persons from Public Health Agency of Canada: Aging and Seniors - Suggested activities and themes for observing the Day.
Lifespan Calculator. "How long you have already lived is one of the best predictors of how long you may live." Answer 13 questions to find out how long you're predicted to live.
McMaster Optimal Aging Portal. Browse topics. Click on a topic to view related Evidence Summaries, Web Resource Ratings and Blog Posts. Categories: Health conditions, Healthcare delivery, Healthy aging practice.
Moving Tips for Seniors and People with Disabilities by Rachel Surdi, LifeStorageBlog, April 8, 2019. Tips on moving include: Establishing a timeline, Setting a budget, Researching moving companies, Enlisting friends and family for help, Downsizing, Packing, Mentally preparing for a change, Scheduling utilities and other things needed in the new home.
National Senior Citizens Day - August 21 from National Day Calendar. On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 declaring August 21st as National Senior Citizens Day. The day provides an opportunity to show our appreciation for their dedication, accomplishments, and services they give throughout their lives.
According to the 2017 census, 47 million seniors live in the United States. By 2060, that number will nearly double. Our senior citizens are pioneers of science, medicine, psychology, civil rights and so much more. Their wealth of knowledge, skill, and experience offer so much to the next generation. Their valuable contributions to our communities create better places to live. They deserve the respect and dignity their achievements earn them. HOW TO OBSERVE #SeniorCitizensDay - Spend time with the senior citizens you know. Let them know they are appreciated and loved.
Celebrating Canada's Seniors Act, S.C. 2010, c. 13. Assented to Nov. 18, 2010. An Act to establish National Seniors Day.
- "Whereas Parliament wishes to acknowledge the contribution of seniors to Canadian society and to the Canadian economy;
- Whereas seniors contribute in many ways, including by sharing their experiences, expertise and knowledge with other generations;
- Whereas the contribution of seniors is invaluable and ongoing;
- And whereas October 1 is recognized as the International Day of Older Persons;
- Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
- 1 This Act may be cited as the Celebrating Canada's Seniors Act.
- 2 Throughout Canada, in each year, October 1 is to be known as National Seniors Day.
- 3 National Seniors Day is not a holiday or a non-juridical day."
● Government of Canada establishes National Seniors Day. News Release: OTTAWA, ONTARIO, NOVEMBER 19, 2010-The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State (Seniors), is happy to announce that Canadians now have an official day to celebrate seniors. Bill C-40, An Act to establish National Seniors Day, introduced by Minister of State Ablonczy, received Royal Assent on November 18, 2010. Through this legislation, October 1 is recognized as National Seniors Day.
"Our government is proud to pay tribute to the significant contributions seniors continue to make in communities across Canada through their experience, expertise and knowledge," said Minister of State Ablonczy. "Older Canadians have given so much to our families, our communities, our workplaces and our country. October 1 is our opportunity to celebrate those contributions and to show our appreciation."
Nine Frequently Asked Questions About IRAs relating to retirement in United States. 9 FAQs: Roth Withdrawal Rules, Spousal IRA Contributions, Deductible IRA Eligibility, Evaluating a Roth Conversion, Leaving a Roth to Heirs, Roth: Taxes on Partial Conversions, SEP IRAs and Roth IRAs, How Are IRA Gains Taxed? IRAs and Unearned Income.
Older persons should fully participate in society from United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Peel Community Information Database: Seniors Organizations in Bolton, Brampton, Caledon, Caledon East, Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton, Malton, Mississauga, North York, Oakville, Orangeville, Shelburne, Toronto, Woodbridge. Website listings for organizations for seniors in surrounding areas near Peel Region.
Resources for Senior Citizens and Their Families from The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - General Resources on Disabilities.
Pension Reform from U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Contents include: President Bush Signs the Pension Protection Act of 2006, Fact Sheet: Pension Protection Act of 2006: Ensuring Greater Retirement Security for American Workers, Summary of Pension Protection Act of 2006, Technical Explanation of Pension Protection Act of 2006, and more.
Protect Your Parents from Common Digital Traps from Senior Lifestyle. 4 Common Digital Scams Seniors Face:
1. Confidence Fraud and Romance Scams.
2. Identity Theft (Pharming, Phishing, and Smishing).
3. Non-Payment or Non-Delivery or Fraudulent Products.
4. Tech Support Fraud.
Retirement Annuity Guide from My Structured Settlement Cash.
Immediate Fixed Annuities offer fixed payments for a certain timeframe. Payment amounts remain the same, regardless of how the market is performing. Summary:
● Fixed Annuities come along with large termination fees after the initial lump-sum payment.
● Variable Annuities guarantee a fixed annual withdrawal limit, but month payments may vary based on market fluctuation. Variable Annuities offer a larger variety of investment options.
● As with all retirement plans, early withdrawal will come along with steep penalties.
Retirement Living Information Center. Gateway to Resources for Senior Living in the U.S. Links to tax information by State, guide to State Aging Agencies, Retirement News, shopping for special assistive products and services, and links.
Retirement Planner from Social Security Online, United States Social Security Administration (SSA). Contents include: Benefit Calculators (Calculators will show your retirement benefits as well as disability and survivor benefit amounts), Eligibility Issues (Factors that may affect your retirement benefits), Near Retirement? (Step by step guide through the retirement process), Apply for Benefits Online (Social Security Claims, Apply for Retirement / Disability / Spouse's Benefits, Check Your Claim Status), FAQ's/Feedback (Frequently Asked Questions on Retirement, Disability, Survivors), plus Other Resources.
Retiring? 5 Essential Questions to Ask about Where You're Living by Lauren Thomas, HireAHelper, Jun 7, 2022. Posted in: I'm Moving, Buying & Selling a Home, Moving Advice, Moving Checklists & Planning.
The Senior Audience: Large, Growing and Diverse from Public Health Agency of Canada. Canada's Seniors at a Glance, Seniors - A Diverse Group, Changes Come with Aging, Literacy and Language, How to Find Out about Your Audience.
Senior People Network from SeniorPeopleMeet.com. Meet Other Seniors (60+ years young), Free to Browse, Browse Pictures and Videos, Use Real Time Chat, Communicate Anonymously.
Seniors: Active, engaged, informed. List of resources for seniors.
Information for Seniors. Federal, provincial and territorial resources for seniors. Canada's Trusted Information Source for Seniors, Caregivers, Families and Service Providers. 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232).
● Benefits Finder. Get a personalized list of benefits.
● Employment Insurance (EI) Information
● Canada Pension Plan / Old Age Security Information
● Canada Pension Plan / Old Age Security Tax Information Slips
● Change Address or Direct Deposit Information
● Apply for Disability Benefits
● Apply for Employment Insurance Benefits
● Apply for Pension Benefits
● Apply for Social Insurance Number
● Apply for Old Age Security (OAS) Identification Card or Get a Replacement OAS ID Card
● Find a Service Canada Centre Near You
● View and print your Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Statement of Contributions
● Canadian Retirement Income Calculator
● All Services to Government of Canada. Get quick, easy access to all Government of Canada services and information.
Seniors: Health Canada. Contents: Abuse & Self-neglect, Death & Dying, Disability, Diseases & Illnesses, Health Care System, Health Statistics, Mental Health, Physical Activity, Safety, Substance Abuse, Travel, Other Resources, and Health Canada Programs.
Seniors & Retirees from Internal Revenue Service (IRS), United States Department of the Treasury. Topics include: Elderly / Disabled Credit, Older Americans Tax Guide, Tax Guide to U.S. Civil Service Retirement Benefits, Pension and Annuity Income, Retirement Plans for Small Business, Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans (403(b) Plans), Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs), Topical Index to Forms, Instructions and Publications.
Seniors, Don't Overlook These 6 Medicare 'Freebies' by Brandon Ballenger, Money Talks News, April 28, 2019. See also: 7 Facts You Need to Know About Medicare by Karla Bowsher, October 15, 2018.
Seniors Income Tax and Government Benefits from taxtips.ca: Canadian Tax and Financial Information. Includes For Seniors - one-stop access to government services in Canada.
Services for Seniors Guide from Government of Canada. A guide to Government of Canada services for seniors and their families. Who should use this guide? If you are: 50 years of age or older; planning for retirement; caring for a senior; or a friend or family member of a senior.
Silver and Gold Magazine Online - Previous Issues. Click on magazine cover to read previous issues. You can also subscribe for FREE to new online editions. Join the Forum to: Promote Your Event, Ask "Dear Abby", Post Wanted/Items for Sale, Post Questions or Comments on Seniors' Moments.
Special Needs Seniors - Planning for the Future of this Vulnerable Population. Retiring Wise Blog, from One Reverse Mortgage.
● CHIP Reverse Mortgage: Resources to Help You Make the Right Decision. Canadian Seniors: Retirement Planning and Renovations, from CHIP, 15 Dec. 2016.
Start Seeing Seniors...#WishConnect from Wish of a Lifetime. Vimeo video, 3:22 min. "Seniors in our society are overlooked, misunderstood and ignored when they should be honored, valued and respected."
Tips for Pensioners for Surviving the Cost of Living Crisis by Tom Philips, Equity Release Warehouse, UK, July 19, 2022. Equity Release Warehouse is a website that guides homeowners through the process of equity release from start to finish.
Tips to Declutter and Organize Your Home for Seniors and Individuals with Special Needs from Your Storage Finder.
ThirdAge. Topics: Activities, Beauty and Style, Computers, Family and Pets, Health, Horoscopes, Love, Money, News and Views, Politics, Travel, etc.
Too Young to Retire. 2young2retire, the website of retirement alternatives, provides information, ideas and tools to design a future as interesting as your past, if not more so.
Top Five Websites for Aging Adults from Chicago Methodist Senior Services.
Trends in Retirement Age in 4 Countries, 1965-95 - in PDF, 11 pages. United States, Germany, Japan, and Sweden, all experienced a decline in average retirement age and an increase in duration of retirement.
What is the oldest living thing on earth? Who has the secrets to longevity? By jstankevicz, from HubPages.
● Maximum life span from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. /
●Life extension from Wikipedia. "Life extension science, also known as anti-aging medicine, indefinite life extension, experimental gerontology, and biomedical gerontology, is the study of slowing down or reversing the processes of aging to extend both the maximum and average lifespan. The ability to achieve this, however, does not currently exist."
● Who's Afraid of Life Extension? by Harry R. Moody, Institute for Human Values in Aging, International Longevity Center-USA. Discusses two forms of life extensions: 1. "Weak" life extension means increased average life expectancy ... from 76 to 100, combined with compressed morbidity, with maximum lifespan remaining unchanged (at around 120 years). 2. "Strong" life extension means dramatically increased life expectancy ... from 76 to 200 years, with continued compression of morbidity, and maximum lifespan rising to something like 240 years.
● 5 Secrets to Transform Your Experience of Aging by Ed Merck, Retirement Expert, Oct. 16, 2014. They'll help you shift from a sense of loss to a sense of gain.
American Women. A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States.
Changing the Curve: Women in Computing from Berkeley School of Information. What do the first computer programmer, the patent holder for spread spectrum wireless communications, and the author of the first assembly language have in common? All were women, as are 34 percent of today's web developers and 23 percent of programmers. Includes an infographic timeline that depicts the women who have contributed to some of the biggest technological advances in the last century, starting with Ada Lovelace and ending with Frances E. Allen.
Discovering American Women's History Online. Database provides access to digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document history of women in the United States. Browse by subject, place, time period, and primary source type, from Middle Tennessee State University Library.
Famous Firsts by American Women. Major milestones achieved by women throughout U.S. history (1587-2006) by Ann-Marie Imbornoni, David Johnson, and Elissa Haney.
Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia. Info on Jewish history, culture, accomplishments of Jewish women and their contributions to Jewish historical experience over the past three millennia. Multimedia Gallery. Glossary - terminology related to Jewish topics.
National Women's Hall of Fame - Women of the Hall. Explore the biographies of famous Women in the United States. Complete list of 207 inductees include Madeleine Albright, Louisa May Alcott, Lucille Ball, Nellie Bly, Pearl S. Buck, Dorothy Day, Emily Dickinson, Amelia Earhart, Betty Friedan, Grace Hopper, Helen Keller, Billie Jean King, Margaret Mead, Annie Oakley, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gloria Steinem, Harriet Tubman, Oprah Winfrey. Please note: Photos may not be reproduced from the website.
Tribute to the Women of the World - Hero by Mariah. YouTube video, 4:20. Uploaded by ClaudiaMontana8, Oct 3, 2008. This is but a humble sampling in tribute to some of the great women throughout history ... set to the song, Hero, by Mariah Carey. Historical Women include: Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Marie Curie, Mother Teresa, Lady Godiva, Queen Elizabeth of England, Sojouner Truth, Indira Ghandi, Princess Diana, Rosa Parks.
Women in Data Science: 4 Perspectives by DS Examiner, August 25, 2015. Women are currently underrepresented in STEM-related careers. According to Francine Berman, Professor of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, "... only 13% of the engineering workforce and 25% of the computer and mathematical sciences workforce are women." Note: STEM is an acronym for the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Women in the U.S. Army.
Women's History Month from Library of Congress.
India Rich vs. Poor. YouTube video, 9:37 min. Uploaded on Jul 26, 2011 by Street Hawk.
America's Second Harvest - Hunger Almanac 2006. The Nation’s Food Bank Network's Comprehensive Guide to National and State Facts on Hunger and Poverty.
Child Poverty Fact Sheets from National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) in the U.S. Site includes Media Resources, Newsletters, State & Local Info, Child Care & Early Education, Family Support, Welfare Reform, Research Forum, and Publications.
Free Rice. Learn Free Vocabulary & Give Free Rice. For each word you get right, FreeRice will donate 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program. FreeRice has two goals: 1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free. 2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free. This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on this site.
Institute for Research on Poverty. A national, nonprofit and nonpartisan, university-based center for research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States.
The Life You Can Save. Mission Statement: The Life You Can Save is a movement of people fighting extreme poverty. We hold that an ethical life involves using some of our wealth and resources to save and improve the lives of those less fortunate than us.
Poverty in Afghanistan from Borgen Project.
Poverty in Africa from Wikipedia.
Poverty in India from Wikipedia.
Poverty in South America from Wikipedia.
Stats & Facts from CCSD - Canadian Council on Social Development. Includes: Poverty Lines 1993-2002, Poverty Statistics, Welfare, Income, and Miscellaneous.
Peel Poverty Action Group (PPAG) addresses issues of poverty in the Region of Peel in Ontario, Canada. Site includes current and archived issues of Tough Times, a community newspaper publication produced by Peel Poverty Action Group (PPAG). Tough Times puts poverty in Peel into public knowledge and provides news, information and ideas on social justice issues.
The Miniature Earth (Movie). "If we could turn the population of the earth into a small community of 100 people ..." The text that originated this movie was based on the May 29, 1990 publication of "State of the Village Report" under the title "Who lives in the Global Village?" written by Donella Meadows, a pioneering environmental scientist and writer, who passed away on February 20, 2001 at the age of 59. The initial report was based on a village of 1000. David Copeland, a surveyor and environmental activist, revised the report to reflect a village of 100. See Donella Meadows from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Poverty. United States Census Bureau data on: poverty statistics in the U.S., poor people by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, state, income-to-poverty ratio, and other characteristics; poverty rates; poverty definition, thresholds, and guidelines; and current population survey.
Poverty from Wikipedia. "Absolute poverty or destitution refers to the deprivation of basic human needs, which commonly includes food, water, sanitation, clothing, shelter, health care and education." See also: Extreme poverty.
Poverty Facts and Stats by Anup Shahfrom, Global Issues.
Poverty in Canada from Wikipedia. "Poverty in Canada remains prevalent within some segments of society and according to a 2008 report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the rate of poverty in Canada, is among the highest of the OECD member nations, the world's wealthiest industrialized nations."
If you are poor, live in the Region of Peel, Ontario, Canada and need help, contact:
Legal Aid - 905-895-2050: This organization provides legal services to qualifying individuals on pro-bono basis.
Shelter Support - 905-450-1996: By contacting this number, you will access information and support for homeless shelters.
Peel Public Health - 905-799-7700: Any public health related questions including dental care for those in need.
Peel Police (non-emergency line) - 905-453-3311: If you encounter any non-emergency situation that may require law enforcement officers.
Canadian Mental Health Association - 905-278-9036: This organization provides mental health support to anyone who may need it.
Mississauga Food Bank - 905-270-5589: This organization provides food items to anyone who may need it. They also have a service to deliver food to individuals in need.
Top 15 World Hunger Statistics from Borgen Project.
White Band - Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP). GCAP's main aim is to achieve policy and practice changes that will improve the lives of people living in poverty. Mission: "Challenging the institutions and processes that perpetuate poverty and inequality across the world to defend and promote human rights, gender justice, social justice and security needed for survival and peace."
Feeding the Homeless - Prank It FWD. MediocreFilms pranked a homeless shelter - by turning it into a 5-star restaurant. YouTube Video, 5:14 min.
Housing and Homelessness in Peel.
● Homeless and Shelter Services in Region of Peel. The Peel Housing and Homeless Plan (PHHP) is a 10-year plan aimed at ensuring that everyone has a home and homelesssness is eliminated.
● Rental units are available at market (non-subsidized) rate through Peel Living, the Region of Peel's non-profit housing arm. For details on available units, visit Viewit Website.
How many people are homeless in Canada? From HomelessHub.ca. What is homelessness? Causes of Homelessness. Myths & Questions. Preventing Homelessness. Who is homeless? Housing First.
Homeless Boy Steals The Talent Show. Korea's Got Talent. Uploaded by inspirationbygod on Jun 12, 2011. "One cannot help but be moved to tears by this amazing young man; Sung-bong Choi. When Sung-bong decided to sing on the Talent Show 'Korea's Got Talent' he had no idea that he would win the hearts of millions all over the world! His story of his childhood is so moving that even the judges had a hard time keeping their composure. He told the judges that even though he didn't think he could sing very well, he sang because it made him happy. They couldn't have been more surprised." YouTube video, 8:02 min.
Understanding Homelessness and the Strategy from Government of Canada. "Homelessness affects a diverse cross-section of the population that includes youth, women with children, and seniors. Many factors can contribute to an individual being homeless, which can make it difficult for individuals to regain self-sufficiency the longer they have been homeless.
The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is a community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding to communities across Canada. The Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan 2013 announced nearly $600 million over five years (2014-2019) starting in April 2014 to renew and refocus the HPS using a Housing First approach."
Common Confusions About Arabs and Muslims. Seeking Clarity on a Vital Subject, by Zane Pratt, The Gospel Coalition, Jan. 6,2015.
Facts about Arabs and the Arab World from American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC).
History of the Arab Peoples from Wikipedia.
A Timeline of the Arabs by Piero Scaruffi.
Who Are the Arabs? From al-bab.com: An open door to the Arab world.
Who Are the Arabs? From the Arabic Tapestry, Canadian Arab Community. See also:
● The Arab People
● Who Is an Arab? By W. Montgomery Watt and Pierre Cachia, University of Pennsylvania, African Studies Center.
● The Arab and Islamic World in the Bible, History, and Prophecy by COGwriter.
Who Are the Arabs? From Cleveland Memory.org. See also Table of Contents for more information on the Arabs: Part One: The Arabs - Their History and Heritage. Part Two: Religions of the Arabs. Part Three: Arab Contributions to the West. Part Four: The Arab World and the West in Conflict. Part Five: The Immigration. Part Six: Settlements and Settlers. Part Seven: Contemporary Dilemmas. Table of Illustrations include: Map of the Arab World.
100 inspiring Black scientists in America posted by Antentor O. Hinton Jr., Feb 3, 2020. List of scientists is arranged in no particular order.
1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America posted by The Community of Scholars, Dec 28, 2020. Arranged more or less in alphabetical order by first names.
in His Own Words
A Story of Race
By Barack Obama
By Barack Obama
Great Speeches by
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
OBAMA: Biography Video/Convention Intro Video from YouTube, 9:52 min. A Biography on Barack Obama from days of his childhood, through adolescence and adulthood. Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School; his late father Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. attended the University of Hawaii and also received a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University; his late mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, received a Master's Degree in Anthropology from the University of Hawaii. (November 29, 1942 - November 7, 1995) was an American anthropologist who specialized in the economic anthropology and rural development of Indonesia. She was the mother of Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States. Dunham was known as Stanley Ann Dunham through high school, then as Ann Dunham, Ann Obama, Ann Soetoro, a.k.a. Ann Sutoro, and resumed her maiden name, Ann Dunham, later in life.
● Ann Dunham Biography - Academic, Anthropologist (1942-1995) from Biography.com.
● The Story of Barack Obama's Mother by Amanda Ripley/Honolulu. Barack Obama's greatest influence was a woman most know nothing about. How her uncommon life shaped his worldview.
● US President Barack Obama's Mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, Grew Up in Ponca City, Oklahoma by Hugh Pickens. Photo: Barack Obama's maternal grandparents, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham are seen during World War II in an undated family snapshot. Photo: Barack Obama with his maternal grandparents, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham in the early 1980s when Mr. Obama was a student at Columbia University. Photo: Barack Obama's grandfather Stanley Dunham, grandmother Madelyn Dunham, and mother Stanley Ann Dunham lived in Ponca City from 1948 until 1951. Photo: Obama for America US President Barack Obama's Mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, Grew Up in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
● Barack Obama from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
● Biography Barack Obama. Video from YouTube, 5:45 min.
● Barack Obama Becoming Barack. Bio.com video, 5:49 min. "A look at the events of Barack Obama's childhood and youth that influenced and shaped him into the person he is today."
● Barack Obama Biography from Biography.com.
● First 100 Days of the 44th President: Barack Obama. Special Reports from CNN: Progress report, Economy tracker, Global challenges await Obama.
● Obama's first 100 days from BBC.co.uk. Watch video: Obama ends stem cell funding ban. 1:20 min.
● President Barack Obama: In His Own Words. This book includes the complete text of the 44th President’s Inaugural Address plus excerpts from eight other significant campaign and pre-presidential speeches.
20 pertinent classroom resources for Black History Month. PBS Newshour - News for Students and Teacher Resources, 7-12 Grade Level.
African American History Timeline by Dr. Quintard Taylor, Jr., Department of History, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. See also Vignettes of Significant People and Places in African American History - Short descriptions of individuals, places and events. Many biographies include photos.
African-American History Timeline from Black Past.
African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship from Library of Congress. Exhibit Sections include: Slavery - The Peculiar Institution, Free Blacks, Abolition, Anti-Slavery Movements, and the Rise of the Sectional Controversy, Civil War, Reconstruction and Its Aftermath, Booker T. Washington Era, World War I and Postwar Society, The Depression, The New Deal, and World War II, Civil Rights Era.
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century from Digital Schomburg, New York Public Library Digital Library Collections.
African Canadian Heritage Association (ACHC). The ACHA program features African history lessons, arts and crafts, special events for students, who range in age from 5 to 16 years of age. Classes run from September to June.
African Canadian Online at York University, Toronto, Canada. An online information resource presented by the Centre for Black Cultures in Canada. Site provides information on African Canadian artists and their work, links to other Canadian resources on the web, and updates about the activities of the Centre. Contents include: Profiles, African Canadian Politicians, Black Pioneers, Literature, African Canadian Film and Theatre, Visual Art, Music, and Dance.
American Black Journal, originally titled Colored People’s Time. TV show documents over 30 years of Detroit history from African American perspectives. Collection includes interviews, round-table discussions, field-produced features and artistic performances featuring African Americans. Topics covered: African American history, culture, and politics.
Black History Month from Fact Monster™, Information Please. Contents include numerous links to: History and Timelines, Contemporary Issues, Special Features, Holidays, Education, Awards, Quizzes & Crosswords, Other Resources, Almanac and Reference Links, Economics.
Black History Month Biography. February marks Black History Month, a tribute to African-American men and women who have made significant contributions to America and the rest of the world in the fields of science, politics, law, sports, the arts, entertainment, and many other fields. Interactive Map of Birthplaces of 50 African-American History Makers. Black History Videos. Famous Black History Makers. Civil Rights Activists. African-American Firsts: Women. African-American Firsts: Science & Medicine. African-American Scientists. Famous Black Inventors. Famous Black Writers. Black History Stories. Black History Biographies.
Black History Month: A Medical Perspective from Duke University Medical Center Library Online. Site focuses on achievements of African Americans in medicine. Biographies of numerous black physicians and Mary Eliza Mahoney (1845-1926) - First Black professional nurse in the United States (1879), Medical Education, Medical Societies, Black Hospital Movement (1865 - 1960's), Health Insurance, Folk Medicine, Other Folk Beliefs of the Southern Negro.
The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed. An Online Reference Guide to African American History by Dr. Quintard Taylor, Website Director, University of Washington, Seattle. Site includes an online encyclopedia of 600 vignettes, complete transcript of over 100 speeches (1789 - 2004), over 80 full text primary documents, bibliographies, timelines and four gateway pages with links to 50 digital archive collections, 75 major African American museums and research centers and over 400 other website resources on black history.
The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords. A film by Stanley Nelson, from PBS. Documentary film celebrates the history of America's black newspapers.
Arrival of Black Loyalists in Nova Scotia (1783) from Black History Canada, Historica Canada, Canadian Encyclopedia. "During the American Revolution ... (1781 to 1784), tens of thousands of refugees were forced to flee. Because they were loyal to Britain, they were called 'Loyalists.' Many of these Loyalists were Blacks who had been promised their freedom if they would fight on the British side. The response was overwhelming as some 30 000 Blacks escaped to British lines ...
As a British defeat became inevitable, in 1783 the British army evacuated more than 2000 Black Loyalists to Nova Scotia. (Others left for the West Indies, Quebec, England, Germany and Belgium.) Those left behind in the British retreat were recaptured into slavery.
Many Black Loyalists landed at Shelburne, in southeastern Nova Scotia, and later created their own community nearby in Birchtown. With a population of more than 2500, Birchtown was the largest settlement of free Blacks outside Africa.
Diversity of the Black population in Canada: An overview from Statistics Canada, February 27, 2019.
Blacks in Canada: A Long History by Anne Milan and Kelly Tran, Spring 2004. Anne Milan is an analyst with Canadian Social Trends and Kelly Tran is an analyst with Housing, Family and Social Statistics Division, Statistics Canada.
Bunche, Ralph Johnson (August 7, 1904 – December 9, 1971) from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "Ralph Bunche was an American political scientist and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his mediation in Palestine in the late 1940s that led to an armistice agreement between the Jews and Arabs in the region. He was the first African-American, and first individual of non-European ethnicity or race to be so honored in the history of the Prize." See also: A Centenary Celebration of Ralph J. Bunche from University of California, Los Angeles, Library, Black History: Biographies: Ralph J. Bunche from Thomson Gale, Ralph Bunche Biography from The Famous People.
Celebrating Black History Month: 10 Prominent African American Life Science Leaders by Mark Terry, BioSpace, ccccccccccrFeb 3, 2020.
Celebrating Black History Month at SIBL (Science, Industry, Business Library) - in PDF, 2 pages from New York Public Library. List of Noted African-American Inventors and Biographical Resources.
The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences from Iowa Department of Human Rights. Categories of Scientists include: Biochemists, Biologists, Chemists, Physicists, Engineers, Entomologists, Geneticists, Inventors, Mathematicians, Computer Scientists, Meteorologists, Medical, Veterinarians, Geologists, Oceanographer, Protozoologists, Zoologists. Science Ph.D.s Awarded to U.S. African Americans, 1870-1999. (Note: Links to Scientists do not work.)
Famous African American Inventors from Scholastic.com
Famous Firsts by African Americans by Borgna Brunner.
February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four from PBS. In one remarkable day, February 1, 1960, four Greensboro, North Carolina college freshmen changed the course of American history. Historical footage, interviews, and reenactments. See also Greensboro Sit-ins: Launch of a Civil Rights Movement - "With their very bodies they obstructed the wheels of injustice ..." Audios, Photo Gallery, Timelines of Civil Rights Movement.
A Guide to Harlem Renaissance Materials. Compiled by Angela McMillian, Digital Reference Specialist, Virtual Program & Services, Library of Congress. Contents include: African-American expressions of writing, music, and art during the 1920s and 1930s, e.g. African American Sheet Music, 1850-1920, Creative Americans: Portraits by Carl Van Vechten, 1932-1964 (1,395 photographs of celebrities, including many figures from the Harlem Renaissance), America's Library (brief biographies with portrait of James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, James Baldwin, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes), and more.
The Malcolm X Project at Columbia University. The Life of Malcolm X. Includes: Malcolm Multimedia, Malcolm X: In His Own Words - selected archival video footage of Malcolm X, Oral Histories - over fifty hours of interviews with people who knew Malcolm X, Malcolm X: A Chronology - 1925-1965.
Many Rivers to Cross: The African-Canadian Experience presented by Multicultural Society of Ontario, with photographs.
Misunderstanding Malcolm X (1925-1965) from BBC News.
The NAACP Top 100 Films of the Century. To celebrate a century of people of color, primarily African Americans, in film, hundreds of movies have been selected and now you are invited to make your voice heard. Starting February 12, 2009, you can rate your favorites and help the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People compile a list of the NAACP Top 100 Films of the Century.
National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) from Smithsonian Institute. Tells the story of America's history through an African American lens.
Oh Freedom Over Me by John Blewen. "The summer of 1964 is remembered for the murders, in Mississippi, of three young civil rights workers - James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman. But there's another story behind that event: the story of Freedom Summer, a movement led by young civil rights workers and dependent on the bravery of ordinary black Mississippians." Listen to archived program audio in 3 parts.
Profile: African-American North Pole Explorer Matthew Henson by Anna Brendle, for National Geographic News.
Sojourner Truth biography. "Sojourner Truth (1797?1897) was born into slavery but escaped to freedom and became one of the most noted African-American women speakers on issues of civil rights and abolition.
She was deeply religious and felt a calling from God to travel America speaking on slavery and other contemporary issues. At 6ft tall she was a striking presence, and used her powerful oratory to awaken the conscience of America to the injustice of slavery and discrimination."
Soul of America: Black Museums from soulofamerica.com. Links to dozens of Black Museums across the United States: magnificent culture & historical museums, engaging art and wax museums, Black Holocaust (Slavery) museums, Civil Rights Movement museums, military museums, cowboy museums, and even a fashion museum.
Blacks in Canada: A Long History by Anne Milan and Kelly Tran, from Statistics Canada - Catalogue No. 11-008. Published in Canadian Social Trends, Spring 2004.
The Universal Black Pages. The primary purpose of the UBP is to maintain a comprehensive listing of African-diaspora-related Web pages at a central site. Last update in 1999. No new links will be added until databases redesigned.
Benefits for Veterans. Includes financial assistance, health, disability and death benefits for current or former Canadian Forces members and their families, from Government of Canada.
Support for Veterans from the Royal Canadian Legion. The Legion's Veterans Services Network serves all Veterans, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, and their families - providing support free of charge.
VA Mobile aims to improve Veterans' health by providing technologies that expand clinical care beyond the traditional office visit, from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans Benefits Administration from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
* Health Care - VA Health Benefits include all the necessary inpatient hospital care and outpatient services to promote, preserve, or restore your health. VHA medical facilities provide a wide range of services including traditional hospital-based services such as surgery, critical care, mental health, orthopedics, pharmacy, radiology and physical therapy.
* Benefits - The Veterans Benefits Administration offers a wide-variety of benefits and services to Veterans. Compensation and Pension. Education and Training. Home Loans. Insurance. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. Additional Services, e.g. Mortgage Delinquency Assistance.
* Burial and Memorial Services - Additional Services, e.g. Survivor's Benefits.
Marriage Statistics. Latest Statistics from US Census Bureau. Charts included.
Marriages and Divorces in United States from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Vital Statistics System (NVSS).
- National marriage and divorce rate trends for 2000-2020 pdf.
- Marriage rates by State: 1990, 1995, and 1999-2020 pdf.
- Divorce rates by State: 1990, 1995, and 1999-2020 pdf.
Marriages and Divorces from Government of Canada, Library and Archives Canada, Statistics: Births, Marriages, Deaths. Contents include: Marriages, Civil registration, Marriage bonds and licences, Divorce.
Vital Statistics of the United States 1988; Vol. III, Marriage and Divorce in PDF from United States National Center for Health Statistics.
Families and Living Arrangements - Formerly "Households and Families" from U.S. Census Bureau. Definitions and Detailed Tables.
CitySearch.com. United States City Guides include Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, etc. International City Guides include Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver, Reykjavik, Tokyo, Yokohama, Kobe, Kyushu, Scandinavia, Copenhagen, G?teborg, Malm?, Stockholm, etc.
U.S. Cities and Towns. CityTownInfo provides details on 20,000 US cities and towns, including population, property, schools, colleges, hotels, ancestry, political contributions, climate, zip codes, area codes, counties, airports, and much more.
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Census for England and Wales: The most comprehensive survey of the UK population. Last Census was on 29 April 2001, next Census in 2011. See also: General Register Office for Scotland for Information about Scotland's People.
National Statistics Online. Home of official UK statistics.
Census Online. Some 658 links to Online Census Records in Canada. Includes links to Online Census Records in England (414), Ireland (105), Scotland (18), and Wales (51).
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Census Bureau Facts for Features: World Statistics Day: Oct. 20. The United Nations General Assembly designated Oct. 20, 2010, as the first-ever World Statistics Day to highlight the role of official statistics and the many achievements of national statistical systems. Statistical organizations throughout the world will celebrate World Statistics Day at the national and regional level. The census, the U.S. Census Bureau and 13 other principal federal statistical agencies together have been collecting statistics about the nation's people, economy and society since 1790.
Census Finder. Links to free census records online.
Census Online. Some 41,813 links to Online Census Records in the United States.
The Ultimate Guide to Census Records from OurPublicRecords. What are Census Records? The United States Census is a task that the government does every 10 years. History of the Census in the United States. Why Historical and Present Census Records Matter. How Historical Census Records are Compiled. Where to Find Historical Census Records. Historical Census Records and What They Reveal. What Can You Find in Census Records? Searching Census Records in Modern Times. How Does a Census Records Search Work? Tips: Don't use full names, Look for all relatives, Choose the wildcard option, Expand birth years. Where to Look for Online Resources.
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