Archive for the ‘Resources’ Category
As you’ve read in the recent posts written by Ted Landphair’s America, the American West is a crazy quilt of regions, beginning with rolling grasslands and lonely prairies and extending westward across a spine of high mountains, wasteland plateaus and wide deserts to the sea. The East had been largely settled, and fully developed cities bustled along the Pacific Coast. Only nomadic Indians, for the most part, occupied the great gap in between. During the U.S. Civil War of the 1860s, prosperous California, rich in gold and silver, was even a full-fledged state, aligned with ― but no more than a distant and unconnected cousin of ― the other states of the Union. Continue reading here
Source : Ted Landphair’s America
The English Blog, one of the best blogs for Language Lovers, suggested us today the EC’s Learn English site. EC’Learn English has some interesting resources for those who want to learn and improve their English skills. To begin with, there’s the free daily lesson, which you can receive by email. There’s a nice mix of idioms, vocabulary and articles at different levels, which should appeal to a wide range of learners. You can also find over 600 past lessons in the archive, organized into categories. Find the site here
“Young people, they don’t feel that interested (in civil rights and black history), I don’t think. They need to be pushed, they need to be encouraged. They have these ideas that are instilled in them, whatever their ideas. But when they come here, they develop their own understanding, they develop their own ideas. They see the why, the how come, and they begin to ask questions.” — Museum volunteer Georgina Toro-Lugo.
Source: Nico Colombant
In Their Own Words with Nico Colombant: Black History For All
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When Facebook entered the scene it was a social networking site with a niche market targeted specifically to college and university students. You had to have a valid school email address in order to become a member. Facebook nixed that requirement and the sky became the limit. Users of all ages began to flock there as a way to stay connected. According to a 2010 demographics report created by istrategylabs.com, out of the approximately 103 million US Facebook users 64 million of them are between the ages of 25-55+. Facebook is no longer viewed as an online college dormitory; it is a valuable personal and professional networking source.
If you are familiar with Facebook, then you know you can add applications to your profile. Applications range from throwing sheep at your friends to instrumental career/job search tools. Using applications on Facebook that are targeted toward careers and career growth will create a stepping stone to get you that job of your dreams.
Here are some popular Facebook Applications you can add to your profile. These applications are created to assist with employment searches and networking, this way you can be in the know about the employment marketplace even if you aren’t looking.
Get the list of applications here
WordPress, Blogger, TypePad…there’s all sorts of blogging platforms – and higher education is using them! College blogs are a fun way to learn about college life. Straight from the colleges themselves, (though not necessarily a reflection of that school’s opinions) you’ll discover fun campus superstitions, big events and celebrations, exciting classes, or even new majors.
Follow along with the life of a college student or read what college admissions has to say. Some may be more descriptive than others, but they all possess value: a peek at the inner workings of colleges and universities. It’s a great way to stay on top of college life – and aid you in your college decision-making process!
The list is available here
Source : My College Guide Blog
Saturdays are often the day people like to go hiking, take a bike ride, or do a little window shopping. For today’s Sit Back Saturday, here’s some ideas for your consideration:
- Today’s ride, in which bike friendly Santa Monica actually was: Enough said.
- A Few Tips for Drivers to Enjoy a Day at the Beach in Sunny Santa Monica: Santa Monica’s beach is world renowned, but driving to it, finding parking, and then paying for it, can be a hassle. Gary offers an alternative.
- Green weekender: Beaches, bikes, and Ballona Creek cleanup with Bass: With so many activities happening each weekend, consider some new ideas to relax courtesy of our very own Green LA Girl, who has several up her sleeve.
- Malibu’s Charmlee Wilderness Park: An Easy Stroll with Ocean Views: If you’re thinking about hiking this weekend, Malibu sounds like it’s the perfect place.
- Seasons of Southern California: Two excellent photos showing the difference between the summer and winter here in beautiful Southern California. Yes Virginia, we do have winter here.
- Flower Farming in Los Angeles: Yesterday and Today: The title is a dead give-a-way, ya think?
So now you’re armed, ready, and willing with some additional ideas for added fun and recreation this weekend–that is, if it doesn’t rain; and even then, it doesn’t mean that some ideas on the list are to be X’d.
If it does, and even if it doesn’t, here’s one more cool idea for your Saturday fun:
- Free Tastings at Book Soup Signing: Featuring food journalists behind the book EAT: Los Angeles 2010 at Book Soup, which includes free food. That’s definitely a cool place to hang out tomorrow.
When Travelin’ Local, rain or shine notwithstanding, Los Angeles has just about anything to do that’s suited for your needs and wants.