Webfinder: Learning Disabilities

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Accessible Educational Materials – Resources to help you get started using accessible materials and technologies.

Additude Magazine – Information and practical advice for families and adults living with ADHD and learning disabilities. (WebMD LLC; site includes advertisements)

Disability Discrimination: Frequently Asked Questions – Explains federal laws Section 504 …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

New Year’s Resolutions

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If you are making New Year’s Resolutions, the links below might help you with some of them:
Be a better parent
Help others: find volunteer opportunities …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Webfinder: Automobiles

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Battery Maintenance – Explains how to perform routine maintenance on your car battery, with clear illustrations. See also Troubleshooting a Car That Won’t Start and other car repair & maintenance how-tos (from the publishers of the For Dummies books; site includes advertisements). Got a dead battery? Car Talk provides a printable illustrated guide to Jump-Starting Your Car (NPR; site includes advertisements).

Car Care Tips  – Advice on keeping your vehicle in top condition, along with DIY tips, and more (Car Care Council / Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association). See also NIASE blog.

Car Repair & Maintenance For Dummies – A library of free, well-illustrated how-to articles …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Webfinder: Needlework

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Stitch Guide (Annie’s Crafts) – Online lessons in knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting, beading, and more, plus A-Z stitch guides.

Craft Yarn Council Learning Center – Lessons in the basics of crochet and knitting.

Knitty.com – Free knitting patterns and instructions for sweaters, hats, scarves, accessories, and more. …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Webfinder: Meditation & Stress Reduction

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NOTE: Relaxation techniques are generally considered safe for healthy people, but those with serious physical or mental health problems should discuss relaxation techniques with their health care providers. (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)

Relaxation Techniques for Health: What You Need To Know – Reviews the scientific evidence for the effectiveness – or ineffectiveness – of relaxation techniques in managing a variety of health problems.  (2021, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)

6 Mindfulness Exercises That Each Take Less Than 1 Minute – Quick & easy mindfulness exercises for people who don’t want to do …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS POST!

Webfinder: Genealogy Resources

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Afro-American Genealogical Research Guide – A list of useful print resources for researching for African-Americans trying to trace their family history (Library of Congress). See also History Hub, below, and Slave Trade Voyages (Emory University et al.)

American Indian Ancestry – A guide to acquiring the genealogical documentation needed to establish descent from an Indian tribe for …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Webfinder: Home Energy Conservation – Heating

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Burn Wise – Information to help you choose EPA-certified wood-burning appliances (wood stove, pellet stove, hydronic heaters, fireplaces, and related products), and use them efficiently and safely (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).

Consumer Guide to Home Heating – Advice on deciding whether to replace your existing system, finding a good contractor, selecting …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Webfinder: Job Resources for Veterans

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Brainfuse VetNow [NEW!] – Offers online services including live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches; South Plainfield library card required.

Career OneStop: Veteran and Military Transition Center – ‘A  one-stop website for employment, training, and financial help after military service.’ Includes resources for military spouses. There is also a related site, My Next Move for Veterans …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Webfinder : Charitable Giving

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Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance (Give.org) – Evaluates the management practices of hundreds of national charities. Also offers Advice for Donors, including basic advice, and advice on specific topics such as Disaster Relief, Police & Firefighter Appeals, Car & Used Goods Donations, Charity Sweepstakes, Child Sponsorship and more. See also BBB Tip: Charitable Giving after a natural disaster or tragedy [NEW!] (Council of Better Business Bureau, Inc.)

Charity Navigator – Rates the financial health of thousands of charities. If you register (free) you can also receive an occasional e-newsletter, suggest groups you would like to see evaluated, and keep track of charities that interest you. The site also offers special reports on topics of current interest to donors, as well as Tips for Donors, advice on Evaluating Charities Not Currently Rated by Charity Navigator, and a report on charities’ CEO Compensation, most recently done in 2016. (Non-profit organization; site includes advertisements)

Charity Scams – “If you’re thinking about giving to a charity, do your research to avoid fraudsters who try to take advantage of your generosity. Here are tips to help make sure …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!

Webfinder: Disasters

Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. Are you ready? If not, check out these resources!

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Disasters: Prepare Your Home & Family – General advice on how to prepare for natural disasters or other emergencies, including tips for taking care of children, people with disabilities, seniors, and pets. Disaster Preparedness Library focuses on specific types …CLICK HERE TO SEE THE REST OF THIS WEBFINDER!