Tips From Ex-Smokers : Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

A page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help smokers quit smoking.  Much here to help the smoker who wants to quit smoking, including an extensive Quit Guide.  Also, a toll-free number:  (1-800-784-8669) that can be called for help in quitting tobacco use.

Target Heart Rate Calculator – American Cancer Society

“Target Heart Rate Calculator

Compute your best workout

Enter your age to find a target heart rate during exercise. You’ll get the most out of your activities by staying within this range of heartbeats/minute.”–From the website.  From the American Cancer Society.


Writings of the Early Church Fathers

The Christian Classics Ethereal Library offers a 38-volume collection of the writings of the early Church Fathers here.

FastStats : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

“The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.”–From the website.

Mother’s Day : May 8, 2016

“This fact sheet presents statistical information from the Census Bureau’s economic and demographic subject areas pertaining to Mother’s Day.”–From the website.

Older Americans Month : May, 2016

The U. S. Census Bureau offers detailed information and statistics on older Americans here.

An Aging World : 2015 International Population Report Issue March 2016

“Worldwide, the 65-and-over population will more than double to 1.6 billion by 2050, according to An Aging World: 2015. This new report from the Census Bureau examines the continuing global aging trend and projected growth of the population age 65 and over, with an emphasis on the differences among world regions.”–From a U. S. Census Bureau News Release on this Report.


Earth Day, April 22, 2016

“April 22, 2016, marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day ― a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Organizers started Earth Day in response to a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1969. In honor of Earth Day ― and Earth Week (April 18-22) ― this edition of Profile America Facts for Features includes examples of Census Bureau statistics pertaining to energy and the environment.”–From the website.

Activities for ESL Students

Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL)
This project of The Internet TESL Journal ( has thousands of contributions by many teachers.”–From the website.

“Optimized for Speed & Ease of Use … No Advertising, No Nonessential Images, No CGI, No SSI, No PHP, No ASP, No CFM, Minimal HTML, No Nonsense.  Our pages should work even if your browser is not compliant with the newest web standards.”–From the website.

New York Public Library – Our Most Recommended Books of 2015

From the New York Public website:  “Before we launch headlong into a new year of books, here in Readers Services, we thought it might be fun to reflect on the 365234298657 billion books (an exact number) we recommended in 2015.”

Zika Virus – Centers For Disease Control

This the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) Zika Virus page.  It contains comprehensive information about the Zika virus, which has been declared a worldwide emergency by World Health Organization. : The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre, Film & Television

Provides a history of musicals, including theatre, in film, and television.  There is a timeline of musicals, a photo gallery and much more.


Didaskalia : The Journal for Ancient Performance

“Didaskalia is an English-language, online publication about the performance of Greek and Roman drama, dance, and music.  We publish double blind, peer-reviewed scholarship on performance as well as reviews of the professional activity of artists and scholars who work on ancient drama.

We welcome submissions on any aspect of the field, and we provide a uniquely friendly venue for publishing sound, image, and video evidence.  If you would like your work to be reviewed, please write to at least three weeks in advance of the performance date.  We also seek interviews with practitioners and opinion pieces.”– From the website.

Good Health Habits at 60 and Beyond

“This site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization representing more than 120,900 family physicians, family practice residents, and medical students. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the AAFP. Visit the to learn more about the AAFP.

The links on the left provide additional information about AAFP welcomes your feedback.

The information provided on this site is for general educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for medical advice. Any concerns or questions you have about your health or the health of your family should be discussed with your family physician. Please note that medical information is constantly changing. Therefore some information may be out of date.

Reading Weather Maps

“Weather forecasts, … , provide critical information to many people, including farmers, construction workers, and those planning a trip to the beach. In severe weather situations, short-term forecasts and warnings can help save lives and protect property. But how does one take the wealth of weather information that is available and make a prediction from it?

In the sections that follow, we examine features to look for on weather maps to make a forecasts, general methods of preparing a forecast, and more specific tips for specific scenarios.”–From the website.


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