Boost Your Resume With An Online Certification

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Given the unfortunate reality that many people have been laid off due to the COVID-19 crisis, ResumeNow has put together a comprehensive list of free courses that can help individuals bolster their resumes and stand out as job applicants.

If you’re not looking for work or to enhance your resume at this time, these courses are also a great way to expand your knowledge base. If you are currently working from home, you may have more time to dedicate to learning. If you’ve wanted to deepen your knowledge in a particular area or learn something new entirely, now may be a great time to do just that. Read more

7 Best Online Games for Kids to Play in 2020

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Most children play video games for about 2 to 2.5 hours per day, according to a recent survey. If you’re working from home during the coronavirus pandemic and wishing they would play more to keep them occupied, there are plenty of games that they can play on the Internet. Here is a list of some of the best online games for kids to play in 2020. Read more

Acts of Kindness Ideas for Your Whole Family (Free Printables)

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As most of us are spending a little more time at home, it’s the perfect time to show those close to you how much you care about them. Even though social distancing may still be in place, there are some easy ways to brighten up someone’s day without coming to close in contact. From randomly calling up someone you love to just tell them how awesome they are to smiling at a stranger, it may be fun to spread random acts of kindness with your family.

You may find yourself happier the more you contribute your time and energy to your community — maybe even feeling like a million bucks. Not to mention, that heartwarming feeling you may get when you see your family want to help out those who need it. Even though you may have to keep your distance, there are a few ways you and your family can show your community support without breaking your budget. Read more

Mammogram FAQs: What You Need To Know

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Each year in the U.S. there are about 2,300 new cases of breast cancer in men and 230,000 in women. Mammograms, along with regular clinical assessments and monthly breast self-examinations, are a key factor in the early diagnosis of breast cancer.

A mammogram is an X-ray that allows a qualified specialist to examine the breast tissue for any signs of abnormality. Knowing what to expect during your first mammogram can help reduce anxiety about the procedure. Read on to learn more about the process. Read more

How To Prevent Hearing Loss In Your Children

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Discovering hearing loss in a child may come as a shock. However, it is not as uncommon as you might think. Compared to 20 years ago, 15% more kids experience issues with hearing. Additionally, 20% of children in the U.S. aged 6 to 19 have permanent hearing loss.

In order to make a proper diagnosis, it is important to recognize the symptoms and causes. For instance, if your child does not respond to your instructions or jokes, he or she might have trouble hearing. Additionally, playing music at a higher volume could suggest more than teenage rebellion. Read more

Fun Ideas for a Family Game Night

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Are family members just too busy with their devices and smartphones to interact with each other like they used to? Gathering together in the hall with fun games to play or having conversations around the dining table might seem like a distant memory.

There are plenty of things to do on the weekend, and it might be a good idea to bring back that old-fashioned game night (without electronic devices). Families are getting together on a Saturday night to spend quality time playing family board games and having fun at home. They can sound thoroughly quaint and unique these days. Game night at home might just be a refreshing alternative to going out to restaurants or movie theater. What’s more, there are many fun ideas for family-friendly games.

Here are just a few options that you might be able to implement right away. Read more

Educational Games and Activities That Promote Learning at Home

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According to the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE), American students spend about 180 days in school each year learning essential subjects such as reading, math, science, and social studies. However, it’s just as important that your child spends time learning outside of the classroom — especially if they are performing poorly in school or struggling with a particular subject.

Whether your child is struggling with a subject such as math, science, or reading, or you’re simply looking to expand your child’s knowledge at home, the following games and activities have been shown to promote learning in and outside of the classroom. Read on to explore several top-rated video games, online classes, board games, and electronic toys and apps that can help your child to learn new skills and expand their knowledge — all from the comfort of your home. Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a DIY, At-Home Summer Camp

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For decades, kids have attended summer camps for seasonal fun and to learn survival, social and adventuring skills in a fun, safe setting. These camps provide children with an opportunity to develop emotionally and physically while providing a safe structure for growth and activity. With their many benefits, it’s no wonder summer camps are so popular! 

For some families, however, camp isn’t a feasible summertime option. Whether it’s the high price tag or intense time commitment, there are many reasons why families can’t make camp work. And this year in particular, many camps are seeing shut-downs or postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more

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