Monthly Archives: November 2013

Lifestyles & Relationships

Lifestyle describes a particular way of life of an individual, group, or culture.
A lifestyle might reflect an individual or group’s attitudes, values and/or world views
Lifestyles can exist in various relationships such as: family, organizational, Communities, intimate, professional, sexual orientation.

Careers & Jobs

Career Resources, Career Guide, Online Education and Degree Directory – Careers.org
Use Careers.Org to investigate more than 150,000 pages about online degrees and universities, jobs and occupations, and entrepreneurial opportunities

Free Career Tests, Personality Assessments, Job Advice & Resources  CareerPath.com
Take Free Career Tests & Personality Test assessments to find careers that work. Useful career advice and resources to advance your job search and job path.

Career Test Center – Discover your ideal career
Career test based on type theory. Discover your personality and most ideal career.

List of Careers and Occupations – Search 1000+ Careers
Search for the right career for you from a list of over 1,000 careers. Find and contact jobseekers, recruiters and employers who specialize in a career. Research local job outlook, career path information, salary trends and resources, and more to help you find the right job.

Jobs Rated 2012: Ranking 200 Jobs From Best to Worst | CareerCast.com
CareerCast helps job seekers find a job, create a resume, get email job alerts, read career news and best job rankings. Employers post jobs to multiple sites.

Real Estate

RealEstate.com – Simplifying Home Buying & Home Selling. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy way to find a home or just casually browse homes for sale, you’ve come to the right place. RealEstate.com features for-sale property listings across the United States, including new construction houses, foreclosed homes and Rentals. The real estate listings on our site come from multiple listing services nationwide, providing the most accurate and up-to-date information on homes for sale. Real Estate, Apartments, Mortgage & Home Values in the US – zillow.com Fast, free, thorough home search on America’s most popular web portal, covering real estate, apartments, mortgages, school data, and home improvement ideas. Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale & Houses for Rent – realtor.com  Find real estate listings, homes for sale, apartments for rent, and property records, as well as school and neighborhood information, on realtor.com

Education

Teacher Resources | Library of Congress
The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library’s vast digital collections in their teaching.

U.S. Department of Education
The mission of the Department of Education is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. It engages in four major types of activities:

  1. Establishes policies related to federal education funding, administers distribution of funds and monitors their use.
  2. Collects data and oversees research on America’s schools.
  3. Identifies major issues in education and focuses national attention on them.
  4. Enforces federal laws prohibiting discrimination in programs that receive federal funds.

Teachers.Net – TEACHERS – Free Lesson Plans, Teaching Jobs, Teacher Chat
Teachers.Net hosts 4500+ free lesson plans, searchable teacher job listings, 150+ chatboards, teacher articles, educational resources, teacher blogs, and more.

College Admissions – SAT – University & College Search Tool
Get connected to your college. Find official college planning and preparation tools to help you succeed. Visit the College Board website – your inside source.

 

Business

  • BusinessUSA  Discover. Connect. Grow. Business.USA.gov is an official website of the U.S. Government
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration
    SBA.gov is the official website for the U.S. Small Business Administration, dedicated to providing support to small businesses across the nation.
  • Forbes – Business Information and Business News – Forbes.com Forbes is a leading source for reliable news and updated analysis on Business. Read the breaking Business coverage and top headlines on Forbes.com
  • Businessweek – Business News, Stock market & Financial Advice
  • Business Insider The latest news from Business Insider

US Regions

The United states can be divided into regions different ways by different organizations.

For our purposes we have adopted the divisions and regions established by the US census bureau.

This divided the US into 4 regions and further into 9 divisions.

Northeast Region: New England & Mid-Atlantic divisions

  • New England division: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut
  • Mid-Atlantic division: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Midwest Region: East North Central & West North Central divisions

  • East North Central division: Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio
  • West North Central division: Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa

South Region: South Atlantic, East South Central divisions & West South Central divisions

  • South Atlantic division: Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida
  • East South Central division: Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama
  • West South Central division: Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana

West Region: Mountain & Pacific divisions

  • Mountain division: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico
  • Pacific division: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii