All Education is Great and Sometimes Life Experience is a Great Education

Over the years, I have found wonderful sites for both real-life education, correspondence courses and online education. And the best opportunities there are for all people, no matter where or how they live are those that are at the sites for free online education. You can learn all types of subjects, from gardening, language, health, counseling, arts, music, collage art, power lifting, organizing, publishing and so many more topics, by just going online and doing the search for the topics. You will find correspondence courses, real-life courses at high schools, colleges and private schools and you will also find online courses. You can find religious, spiritual and Bible courses online also. Just keep on searching and you will come up with all the information that you need to take your education one step further than it is already.Have you attended elementary school, only to have to quit due to lack of resources, money or transportation? Have you started high school but had to quit due to health reasons or family problems? Have you gone to some college but had to leave because the college was too expensive? Usually, during your life, you might have had to quit school at one time or another. And usually what happens is that it takes many long years to go back to be re-educated or for anyone to finish the education that they began already. I am living proof of that since I began college so many years ago but had to drop out due to lack of funds. Yes, I had the dream and the promise to myself that I would one day go back to finish college, but that had not happened for many years after the first drop out happened. And yes, some of us drop out of college, unwillingly, more than once, and usually it is due to lack of funds or lack of time, but never due to lack of ambition or yearnings.Most who attend college see what an advantage college brings to their lives and they stick with it. And most who have even attended continuing education courses at the colleges or high school evening courses do know and realize that education opens up great doors in one’s life. So, are you going to let any inconveniences or any lack of funds or time continue to stop you from getting the best education?I urge you, if you ever dropped out of anywhere, any school, university, high school, elementary school or college, to get back to education in any form that you can get back there to. Right now, today, enroll in an online course. Or enroll in a correspondence course, or weekend course or in a course given at your local high schools. This is something that you should do for yourself to let your mind continue to grow but also to give your spirit wings and to give your personality a confidence boost. Here are some interesting schools that you might want to look into:
Check out the high schools and colleges in your area and inquire about continuing education courses, free courses and free courses at any city buildings, such as CAMBA or others.
Apply as paraprofessional in the Board of Education in New York city, any borough, and once hired, you receive your college education paid for by the city of New York.
Online courses (do a net search for free online education)
Check out the women’s groups in your community. Many times there are education courses for displaced homemakers and for victims of violence.
Look up CAMBA online and inquire about their free courses in your own neighborhood.
Look for free Adobe-PhotoShop courses online
Check out YouTube and do a search for DIY (Do It Yourself courses). These are video instructions and most of them are excellent and in all topics.
If you live in New York, dail 311 and ask for referrals to free education courses.
Rule number one in your life should be never let anyone else stop you from getting that education. That means put education first and you will be rewarded for that. If you are living with someone who thinks that your education is not important, set them straight, and even if you cannot convince them otherwise, YOU TAKE your steps needed to continue your education. Do not let anyone give you negative ideas about your education. Remember this–it is YOUR education, so keep at it, keep on persisting and you will be successful.There are many schools that I would recommend; here are a couple of them:
National Institute of Photography
National Radio Institute
People over a certain age are eligible for free college courses in most cities. Ask about the MY TURN possibilities at your local city colleges.
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Check out this link for some online instruction

Your ears, eyes, imagination and mind are your best sources of education throughout your lifetime. Use them together with all the online sources and you will truly have your BEST FREE ONLINE EDUCATIONSometimes education comes in the form of life experience or from advice from informed individuals. So, in that spirit, I give these little bits of information as part of a free online education quick-course in where to find adequate physical rehabilitation for yourself. Here in these next few lines is the QUICK COURSE:
If you have no family or if you are on Medicare or Medicaid, never, ever take physical therapy inside a residential place such as a nursing home or physical rehabilitation and care center. INSTEAD, opt for having your therapy at home or living at your own home and apartment while going out a few times a week or day for your physical therapy.
Insist onnotbeing admitted to a nursing home or rehab and care center if you have no relatives who will visit or if you have Medicaid or Medicare. (DO only what is safe for you to do; seek advice in this area).
When at all possible and when recommended by a doctor, use a physical therapy place that uses water in the treatment (Some have pools, whirlpools and other water-related therapies to use to help you make progress.
If you are considering being admitted to the New Vanderbilt Rehabilitation and Care Center but would rather have recommendations for other places instead, feel free to write to me (first leave a note here stating that you are contacting me and that you have sent an email to me) . I am glad that you are remembering that the choice of where you do your physical therapy is still your choice, not the hospital’s choice. So if there is a place that you refuse to go to,stick to your ideas and choose other places. You can find a list of places on the net. But like I said, the best option is at your home or apartment. I will not answer any emails unless the writer leaves a public note here at this site for me.
Know that if you are going to stay, even temporarily, in a physical rehabilitation and care center, they control every aspect of your life, including what time you get up, what time you have medicine, whether you take medicine or not, what time you can have visitors, what time you can have phone calls–if any, and what you eat, where you go, and what happens with your life in-between physical therapy sessions. Some places will even put you in diapers when you do not need to wear diapers–just because it is more convenient for the staff to change diapers when they feel like it than for them to gather staff to help you to go to the bathroom. So , know that sometimes in those facilities, control is the key issue and most times, the staff controls everything about your life, even whether you get admitted there or get discharged from there. So think twice before you decide to go into a physical rehabilitation and care center and if you decide to do so, even after reading this, please ask for MANY referrals to good places. Word of mouth is a remarkable advertising tool, so use it.
See that? In less than six paragraphs you have just received an education about physical therapy and rehabilitation and care centers. So, one of the ways that anyone can learn is by word-of-mouth, by consumer recommendation and just be listening and hearing the experiences of others who might have been through the same situation that might be in now.Article updated November 17, 2008

Suffering From Bad Habits? Follow These Tips For Health

The numbers are tough to ignore. Six in ten American drink alcohol regularly, while only three in ten get regular exercise according to an annual study on health behaviors in the U.S. Ignore tips for health at your peril.The report covers a range of both good and bad health habits of American adults – these include using alcohol, smoking, being active regularly, your body weight and the amount of sleep you get.The study used data from the 2005-2007 National Health Interview Survey (known as NHIS for short), conducted each year by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. The results are based on data collected from 79,096 interviews with American adults 18 years and older. The responses highlight differences between gender, ethnic and social groups when it comes to many common behaviors.In terms of alcohol, rates of use have remained stable over the years. The latest survey found that…- Men were more apt than women to drink (68% vs. 55%); women were more likely than men to abstain from alcohol (31% vs. 18%).- Whites were more likely than any other groups (African-Americans, Asians, Native Americans, or Alaska Natives) to indulge in alcohol.- And here’s a surprise – the more educated a respondent, the more likely they were to drink. Seventy-four percent of those with a graduate degree were drinkers, compared to 44% of respondents who’d earned a high school diploma.We all know how dangerous cigarette smoking is to the body, but many still struggle to quit. Since 1997 rates of cigarette smoking have gone down by a few percentage points, yet the CDC survey found that…- One in five adults were smokers, but more than half (58.5%) had never smoked at all.- Four in 10 smokers had tried to quit smoking in the last year.- Adults with more education tended not to smoke.- Respondents with a GED (General Education Development) were more likely than non-high school graduates and high school graduates to be smokers.The amount of exercise Americans are getting has remained stable over the years, and the most recent survey results show that…- About six in 10 adults took part in at least some leisure-time physical activity, while about three in 10 regularly did something physical.- Adults with higher levels of education were more likely to be physically active.- Men were more likely than women to be physically active.When it comes to body weight, everyone knows that obesity rates have been rising steadily over the years. Carrying more weight than you should has serious consequences for the body. Here’s what the survey found about body weight status…- Six in 10 adults could be considered obese or overweight.- Adults who were more educated were less likely to be obese.- Four in 10 adults reported being a healthy weight.- Men were more likely to be overweight (67.9% vs. 53%); but men and women were equally likely to be obese (25.7% vs. 25.0%).Experts are quickly coming to recognize that getting enough quality sleep is super important to your overall health and well being. When it comes to sleep, the study found that…- Six in 10 adults typically got 7 to 8 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period.- Three in 10 adults averaged 6 hours of sleep, or less, each night.- Those with higher levels of education were likely to sleep six hours (or less) a night.- Men in the 25-44 age group were more likely than women to sleep 6 hours or less; but women over 65 (or older) were more likely to sleep less than 6 hours.So… you see where we are. The survey is helpful in getting a picture of the health behaviors of Americans. It seems there are still a good many of us engaging in unhealthy habits, despite the best efforts of government and medical professionals trying to get the word out about the benefits to body and mind of following tips for health.