Best Free Other Lifestyle Courses

Find the best online Free Other Lifestyle Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Chess University’s Intro To Chess Crash Course

The #1 FREE Chess Course For Beginners

Created by Chess University - ChessUniversity.com - World's #1 Online Chess Academy

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Students: 14545, Price: Free

Chess University's Intro To Chess Crash Course offers comprehensive instruction for beginners, including first-time players, who want to learn chess. This course caters to players of all ages whose chess strength is below the rating of 900 Elo (novices and beginners) and is completely free.

The Intro To Chess Crash Course includes:

  • Syllabus
  • 20 video lessons that cover all the rules, basic principles, strategy, tactics, fundamental endgames, etc.
  • 70 exercises to solve and the associated solution sets
  • Tips and general information about chess

Meet The Chess University Instructors:

  • Kairav Joshi - Founder and CEO, #1-selling online chess coach, creator of the Prodigy Program, and entrepreneur
  • Dalton Perrine - Director of Instruction and Scholastic Chess, FIDE Chess Master
  • Arne Jochens - Director of Content and HR, FIDE Chess Master, Ph.D in Statistical Genetics
  • Kostya Kavutskiy - Director of Operations and PR, International Master

How to read Quran with Tajweed – Qaida Lessons

How to read Quran / Arabic for beginners who want to read classical Arabic. Quran Reading with Tajweed for beginners

Created by Saifullah Khan - Online teacher of Quran / Tajweed / Tafsir / Seerah / Hadith

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Students: 9038, Price: Free

This course is designed to teach you Arabic letters, lower case and upper case, how to join letters, use of vowels, long wovels, silent letters, examples for practice, double letters, how to spell, punctuation. etc.

in this course I am teaching Qaida, Qaeda, Beginners book for Arabic reading,

The material included in course is basic book for beginners. All material is videos for better learning. So, you come to know how to pronounce the proper way.

How long will it to complete? It depends upon the learners. If you are more interested in different languages, and you have some idea of Arabic then it will take you short time. Similarly, if your language is from the same family as Arabic, then it will take very short time. Otherwise it will take a little long. Approximately 1 - 2 months if you work one hour a day.

You need to take this course for learning how to read. So, before taking any course in Arabic language or translating or any course where you need to read Arabic, If you take this course before it, then the coming course is going to be easy for you.

Staying Safe Online: Cyber Security Best Practices for Kids

Insight into cybersecurity attacks and tips and tricks that will keep you safe in your online interactions.

Created by Pranav Patil - Cybersecurity competitor and teacher. Founder of Kyber.

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Students: 8706, Price: Free

It's not personal, kid. Hundreds of millions of people lose their personal information to hacks, but by following good cybersecurity practices, you can stay safe.

It's essential for any kids going online to understand the cybersecurity attacks that happen everyday. This hour-long course is perfect for kids as they start using YouTube, social media, playing video games, and more.

Extreme Weather 101

Preparing for the Impacts of Extreme Weather & Climate Change

Created by National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) - 

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Students: 7484, Price: Free

Hurricanes, droughts, tornadoes, snowstorms, flooding…extreme weather can happen at any time, anywhere and it affects all of us. In 2014, the United States experienced eight weather and climate disasters with losses exceeding one billion dollars each, including drought in the West, five severe storm events, flooding in Michigan and the Northeast, and a winter storm that affected the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast.

In this course, you will learn "the basics" about extreme weather and climate change. Through videos, quizzes and toolkits with tips and links to trusted resources, you will learn more about:

  • how scientists know the climate is changing and how climate change impacts extreme weather;
  • national and regional extreme weather trends in the United States over various time scales;
  • projected changes in extreme weather in the United States;
  • the health and environmental impacts of extreme weather and climate change;
  • how to prepare yourself and your family for the impacts of extreme weather and climate change.


Total Beginners’ Guide: How to use an Android Smartphone

A beginner's guide to Android smartphones, from a to z in mobile help

Created by Epic Learning - Learning Professionals

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Students: 7399, Price: Free

Why
take this course?

  • You are tired of feeling like a dummy when you ask for help with your phone.  
  • You want to keep in touch with your family but the technology seem too hard. 
  • You know a little bit about
    computers or smartphones but when things go wrong you get lost. 
  • You are a practical learner who likes to do things for yourself but just haven't got around to it. 

What
this course can do for you:

  • Help you get a head start
    when using a new device you aren't familiar with.
  • Teach you simple applications
    that will make your life easier.
  • Introduce just a handful of
    the thousands of useful apps out there for you.
  • Build your confidence with
    the basics of using a smartphone so you can continue to get more and more from your technology. 

Learn A Magic Card Trick In 60 Mins- Topsy Turvy Cards

Learn to perform simple card tricks like a professional magician

Created by Trevor Thorsen - Online Magician

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Students: 7283, Price: Free

Have you ever wanted to learn and perform a simple magic trick for a group of people? Now you can learn the same secrets that professional magicians use to impress their audience.

FAIR WARNING! This magic trick is super simple to learn and it gets great reactions when you perform to your friends or new people you meet. Sometimes people are stunned staring at you in disbelief, sometimes they are screaming at you, etc.. If you just take the next 60 minutes to learn this simple trick, you will be very surprised and You may end up making new friends.

This magic trick requires 3 simple skills and a deck of cards. You can do it at any time & anywhere (preferably at a bar full of pretty ladies).

So how does it work?

  • First, you'll watch some of the basic card skills you need to perform this card trick. Once you are comfortable doing some of these skills, we will then move on to the next section.

  • Next, you will watch me perform the trick, so you will know what the trick looks like for an audience.

  • Then I will explain the trick step by step using the skills we learned in the previous videos.

It does not matter if you are an absolute beginner, just find yourself a deck of cards and I will show you how to perform this card trick in the next 60 minutes. You can do this at school, at parties or anywhere you want.

Be ready for all that attention from the crowd. Once you learn a few of these, your friends may end up begging you to perform all the time.

Protecting Yourself, and your kids, Online

Ensuring you remain private and safe on the web.

Created by Kray Mitchell - Web Technologist

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Students: 6863, Price: Free

This course was created for people who chat online, use online dating, want to protect their privacy or are getting out of a bad relationship. We will learn how to protect ourselves from being easily tracked down online and how we can maintain our privacy while meeting people on the world wide web. Keep yourself safe.

Setting up a successful Massage Business

One of the most inspiring and satisfying lifestyle businesses in which you can earn a great income!

Created by Engelina Boers - Master Massage Specialist.

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Students: 6517, Price: Free

Learn all the basics of what is required to set up your own successful massage business. With many informative hints and tips and great ways to get your business started without any of the guess work.

Discover what you will need to do to launch your business, get your first customer and some of the many lifestyle considerations that come with owning your own massage business.

How and Where to Find Good Shopping Deals Online

Shop better, shop smarter, and save money. This course focuses on sites, tools, and techniques to a more frugal life!

Created by Chris Navarre - Software Tutorial Expert and Author

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Students: 5970, Price: Free

We delve into many types of online shopping to help you understand how to research products, find deals, and decide on what method of purchasing products online is best for you. Across 100 minutes of video content, we set out to turn you into a savvier shopper. Shop online smarter and save yourself money.

The course is split up into 3 sections for you to learn at your own pace

  • Shopping Techniques and Strategies
  • Shopping Sites - Introduced and Explained
  • Case Study Demonstration

3 Minute Dutch – Free taster course| Lessons for beginners

Build a solid foundation in the Dutch language and start to communicate your thoughts and opinions

Created by Kieran Ball - 3 Minute Languages, 313,000+ students

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Students: 5086, Price: Free

Hallo! Hello and welcome to 3 Minute Dutch :-)

3 Minute Dutch is a collection of online lessons that helps the complete beginner learn to speak Dutch in simple, bite-sized chunks.

The lessons start off by giving you a few words that you can use to build your own sentences. For example, in lesson one, you'll learn these words and phrases:

goed - good
het is - it is
fantastisch - fantastic
hier - here
heel - very
het is niet - it isn't

With those words, you can build sentences like these:

It's good.
It's here.
It's very good here.
It isn't here.
It isn't good; it's fantastic!

(See if you can translate those five sentences above into Dutch just by using those words and phrases.)

The lessons continuously build on what you've been learning, enabling you to express yourself fluently in Dutch. As you move through the course, you'll pick up new vocabulary, useful grammar points and interesting ways to look at the structure of the Dutch language that will give you plenty of "Aha!" moments.

The reason it's called "3 Minute Dutch" is because the lessons are broken down into very short, three-minute chunks. Everybody, no matter how busy you are, has time to fit in a single three-minute lesson once a day, and in fact, by keeping learning to such short chunks, you'll reap huge benefits. Short but consistent daily lessons are more effective than a longer lesson once or twice a week, because you'll find you maintain enthusiasm, develop a learning habit and you'll also memorise everything much better.

If you've never learnt Dutch before, or if you have had a bad experience with learning this beautiful language, the 3 Minute Dutch lessons will help you to succeed.

Dank u :-)

Kieran

An Inspiration-Driven, Success-Giving Life

Discover Your Inner Power and Dynamically Share it with Others

Created by Kalamali Joy - Marketing Consultant and Successful Entrepreneur

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Students: 5003, Price: Free

Only you know who you really are. Only you know your true capabilities, and your innermost aspirations and ideals. You have the responsibility to know yourself and to be true to what you are here to give. Fulfilling this is your purpose.    

Following this inspiration is a pathway to success. You will not find happiness by serving what others think you ought to do, but by following your heart—your own inner guidance, and listening to your higher Self. Feel what lays dormant inside of you, waiting to be shared; bursting with energy, enthusiasm, and joy!

There is no reason to continue going through life without inspiration—that which we are here to find within ourselves, and to share with mankind.

“If your vocation does not satisfy your heart, it is not the right path for you.If you want to reach the abode of lasting peace and happiness, you should pursue whatever path your heart’s desire tells you to follow.” —Paramhansa Yogananda

We are here to grow with one another, to aspire to become a part of a greater reality, and to awaken to our infinite potential. We are here to learn lessons, to find purpose, to give meaning to life, and to expand our God-given higher natures.

Now is the time to begin an inspired life full of purpose and meaning.

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The purpose of this course is to help others tune into the inspiration and meaning in life that they are seeking. To learn how to be successful in the highest sense, by rediscovering the boundless fountain of enthusiasm and joy for life that resides within.

To be alive is to be on fire with purpose, to move forward with undaunted determination toward a goal. You must be enthusiastically active, make something of yourself,and give something worthwhile to the world.” —Paramhansa Yogananda

The inspiration for this course is Paramhansa Yogananda, author of one of the best-selling spiritual books, Autobiography of a Yogi. Yogananda came to the US to share the ancient yoga teachings of India, with applications to this age of energy, far ahead of his time. His profound yet practical teachings inspired successful leaders and creatives like Steve Jobs, George Harrison, Luther Burbank, and Henry Ford.

Use this course as a practical guide that you can return to at any time to rejuvenate yourself, your life purpose, and regain your center for a happier, more fulfilling life.  By guiding you through the process of finding your source of inspiration in life, we will lead you to your purpose, and give you the beginning steps for making an inspiration manifest.

The course is filled with practical exercises to help you apply what you read so that the book becomes your own experience. Your own insight will help to make the course more meaningful, and your participation will make it come alive.

Dealing with Drought

Science, Impacts and Strategies to Save Water

Created by National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) - 

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Students: 4842, Price: Free

Droughts are among the most expensive natural disasters, harming agriculture, the economy and human health, and creating ideal conditions for wildfires. The conditions that the western United States is experiencing today may be a taste of the "new normal." By the end of this century, scientists expect droughts to intensify and increase in length and frequency in many regions of the United States. The intensified drought conditions projected under climate change will present challenges for the management of reservoirs, aquifers and other water infrastructure.

In this course, you will learn about drought and its impacts on society and the environment, while gaining practical tips and tools to help you and your family save water. Through videos, quizzes and activities with tips and links to trusted resources, you will learn more about:

  • different types of drought;
  • historical, current and projected drought trends for the United States;
  • the health, financial, social and environmental impacts of drought;
  • how to reduce water use by both changing behavior and creating a more water-efficient home and landscape.

The course uses the current California drought as a case study throughout and draws on expertise and interviews from trusted sources, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program, the National Drought Mitigation Center, the U.S. Forest Service, NASA, NOAA and others.

Connect To Your Angels

Angel Messages Quick Course

Created by ♥ Minister Kimberly Holmes ♥ - Personal Development Coach

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Students: 4694, Price: Free

This is a 30 Minute Quick Course To Give You Some Very Valuable Information About Angels. No Matter What Your Philosophy Or Outlook On Life Is....

This course in informative - It is designed to give a quick lesson in something we all have heard of but never really think of very often.

Most people do not realize that we are all surrounded by heavenly angels and we often hear about angels in the media and through reference books, but if we wanted to know more than a simple definition - it would be difficult to know where to look for more information.

Angels help us through our lives and we will focus on our guardian angels and the archangels in this course. Persons of all ages would enjoy the material presented in these lessons and you will also get a "how-to" demonstration of a simple way that anyone can receive guidance from angels.

What you will need to take this course will be a computer and about 30 minutes of time to view the video lessons. There are no tests to take in this class and no homework assignments to complete - just enjoy.

So many people are reaching out to find more meaning in life. Having some current information about spiritual development will assist you in being more effective and successful in life. If you are the type of person who is headed down a path towards new awakenings, and you want to follow your dreams to advance - take a big leap forward and connect to your angels. the knowledge gained will have a wonderful influence on all that you experience.....

Best Wishes,

Minister Kimberly

Intro to Zero Waste Living

Understanding the 5 key principles of waste reduction

Created by Christelle Siohan - Environmental Educator

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Students: 4573, Price: Free

Learn how to reduce your trash, simplify your life & care for the Planet in this Intro to Zero Waste Living course.

We will review the 5Rs of living zero waste: refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot. Refusing what you don't need, reducing your consumption, reusing items, recycling what you are left over with, and composting your organic waste.

We will also touch upon barriers you may have to minimizing your waste, specifically looking at privileges in the form of money, time, health, location, community, and education.

Introduction to Forgiveness Discipleship

Enjoying the benefits of forgiveness

Created by Tai Ikomi - Forgiveness Discipleship

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Students: 4322, Price: Free

This course focusses on the introduction to the Benefits of Forgiveness.  You will learn the Hebrew definition of forgiveness.  You will learn one of the many major benefits of forgiveness, and you will learn firsthand the testimony of the author about forgiving the young drunk man who killed her entire family and how she forgave by the grace of God.

Greek Mythology in Astronomy (pt.1)

Lyra, Cygnus, Perseus, Ophiuchus

Created by 1astrokid1 (Astro Kid) - College Student Pursuing Teaching High School

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Students: 4127, Price: Free

Here are three Greek myths about constellations in the summer sky. Warning: Greek mythology has a lot of adult themes in it. I try to keep it PG as much as possible. The Greeks were very interesting story tellers since there was no YouTube back then they had to entertain themselves somehow.

Bible Virtuosity

A 24-Day Plan for Beginners

Created by Mike McGuire - 

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Students: 3629, Price: Free

This course
will give learners the skills necessary to read the Bible with understanding so
the reading is rewarding and leads to personal growth. Short videos with
hands-on examples will help students begin the habit of daily Bible reading with journaling. Students will gain practical methods they can apply immediately.
Included with this course is a guided, 24-day reading challenge.

Students should take this course if they have never read the Bible, or have been frustrated by the inability to make Bible reading a daily habit.

Christian help for Depression

How to get free from Depression

Created by Pastor Pat Buckley - Christian help for Depression

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Students: 3180, Price: Free

How to Set the Captives Free:

If you want freedom from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, fear, suicidal thoughts or trauma, or If you would like to be trained in helping people get set free from any of these oppression's, here are the fundamental biblical principles that we have found as the building blocks for any person to be set free.

No human Psychotherapy (talk therapy) or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (changing underlying beliefs) can ever compare with the truth from the Word of God, to help set a captive free.

For example, and there are many examples, all humans have Guilt, Shame, and Condemnation from past sins. To ask a person to forget past sins, or to ignore, the guilt shame and condemnation, is preposterous, and makes no sense.

The only remedy, and the everlasting remedy, for a Christian, is, the promise of (I will remember your sins no more Heb 8:12). This promise, will bring a clear conscious, and will wash away, all Guilt, Shame and condemnation, that comes from past sins.

This is one reason (and there are many) why there is no comparison to the freedom setting truth from the Word of God, to any man made remedy from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma,  eating disorders, cutting, Anger and Rage, and any other oppression's.

We must address the spiritual problem, when the spiritual issues are overcome, then the person can taste the freedom that Jesus has provided.

Once the spiritual battle is won against any of these oppressions like, Depression, Anxiety, Fear, PTSD, Bolima, panic attacks, Bipolar, trauma anxiety, Stress, (psychological Disorders), Feeding and Eating Disorders, Cutting - Self-Injury, the battle in the flesh can be overcome much easier, but, there is no freedom until the spiritual battle is won, because the essence of these disorders are spiritually based.

How To Buy A Happy Home: Life Changing Myths & Mindsets

Choose a house that supports the life you dream of living. Home buying lessons you must learn before buying a house.

Created by Bill Joyce - Coaching HomeBuyers On Choosing The Right House For Their Best Lives

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Students: 3154, Price: Free

Schools don't teach people how to choose a life partner, manage money or buy a house.  We  simply learn by doing...often with devastating results.  Online learning is such a great resource and offers those with experience and knowledge a platform to help others.  This course contains the wisdom I would share with my younger self if that were only possible.  Over the years I have made both good decisions and poor decisions on house purchases.  As a real estate Broker in California I have helped hundreds of people buy a house and I understand the way we all think during this exciting and demanding life choice.  Take these lessons to heart and it will change the course of your life.  I guarantee it.

This is a fast paced and easy introduction to how people view the purchase of a house and how you can view it more realistically and productively.  Most of are raised to want to buy a house and feel safe, secure and settled.  I can tell you from personal experience, buying the wrong house will leave you feeling unsafe, insecure and unsettled while you lie awake at 3 AM feeling a crushing sense of dread.  Been there, done that.  While I am truly an advocate for home ownership, it really is only viable at the right time, under the right circumstances and with the right house.

Buying a house is only one part of building the home you dream of living in.  Dream homes are about people, relationships, experiences and creating memorable moments.  If you are not living happily now, a different house is not the solution to your problem.  Spend too much and commute too far and your life will change in ways you never imagined.  

This is a starter course to introduce students to where we go right and wrong when buying a home. 

While many of us have a romanticized image of finding our 'dream home', the reality is life comes with challenges.  Anticipate and plan for them.  The Social Security Administration says that only 5% of workers at retirement age will be financially independent, Bankrate has documented that 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and half of all marriages end in divorce.  It's not the regular latte's that do the most damage, it is getting the big decisions completely wrong wreak havoc on the lives of unsuspecting house shoppers.

Buying a house is a big and exciting transition, and is particularly important for launching each of us on the right path for a happy and successful life.  House choice has a large impact on your family's future, both personally and financially so this is something you want to get right.

I teach and coach home buyers across the country on balancing a house purchase with life goals.  As such I seek one of three outcomes.

1) You cheese not to buy a house.  If it's not the right time or circumstances, don't do it now.  Wait until the time is right for you.

2) You buy a different house.  Most home buyers overspend or add too much to their travel time.  I encourage people to buy a house that leaves money and time for more important things in their lives... like people and experiences.

3) You buy the same house, but you are different.  Choosing to make a house a priority is just fine as long as everyone understands and anticipates the challenges and sacrifice this will call for.  Go in eyes open and informed and you will better prepared for a happy home life.

If you're thinking about a house, take this course...you'll know right away that this is life changing wisdom.

Create A Butterfly Garden

10 Critical Components

Created by Jessica McAtee - Butterfly Conservationist, Semi-Digital Nomad, Tiny Houser

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Students: 2662, Price: Free

You can attract butterflies! Understand why flowers aren't the solution. Learn the difference between a garden and a thriving butterfly habitat. You will learn new scientific concepts along with targeted actions you can take. If you want to conserve butterflies and turn your garden into a sanctuary for them, this course is for you!

Learn Qaida with Tajweed

Quran Reading with Tajweed for beginners (Qaida Lessons)

Created by Saifullah Khan - Online teacher of Quran / Tajweed / Tafsir / Seerah / Hadith

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Students: 2604, Price: Free

This course is designed to teach you Arabic letters, lower case and upper case, how to join letters, use of vowels, long wovels, silent letters, examples for practice, double letters, how to spell, punctuation. etc.

in this course I am teaching Qaida, i.e Beginners book for learning Quran reading,

The material included in course is basic book for beginners. All material is videos for better learning. So, you come to know how to pronounce the proper way.

How long will it to complete? It depends upon the learners. If you have some idea of Arabic then it will take you short time. Similarly, if your language is from the same family as Arabic, then it will take very short time. Otherwise it will take a little long. Approximately 1 - 2 months if you work one / two hour a day.

Scams Against Seniors

Learn about current scams and how to avoid falling victim to them.

Created by Ron Simonsen - Caregiver Mentor Generation:Boomers-Aging Fearlessly

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Students: 2430, Price: Free

The course - Scams Against Seniors -  is part of my mentorship of the Facebook Group 'Generation:Boomers-Aging Fearlessly'. It is designed to give an overview of current scams against elderly people (although victims are found in all age groups), with suggested ways to avoid becoming a scam victim. The course is free (no cost involved) and requires no previous knowledge or skills. At the conclusion of the course you should have a reasonable understanding of scams and how they affect older people.

Free Introductory Course to Genealogy

A pre-research course to introduce you to genealogy

Created by Rosamunde Bott - Professional Genealogist, Life Coach & Writer

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Students: 2271, Price: Free

This course will prepare the way before you start researching your family history.  You will learn about the history and development of surnames, history of genealogy itself, why it has become so popular, and practical advice and tips on using the internet for searching your ancestors.  If you have been wondering whether to trace your own family, this course will give you an excellent grounding with which to start your searches.

Journaling for Legacy

Lead a life worth Emulating

Created by Eric Blair - Best selling Author, and seasoned Stock Market Trader

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Students: 2105, Price: Free

Journaling to enhance your life and leave a legacy of it. This course I cover some great even life changing benefits of Journaling, and then archive it. I'll cover how keeping a Journal can boost creativity, chronicle your life, and help you reach your goals. Journaling can also be emotionally healing and stress relieving.

Rangering 101

This is your training course which is a pre-requisite for Rangering at the 2020 Love Burn.

Created by Ranger Jellydoughnut - Ranger Lead, The Love Burn

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Students: 2045, Price: Free

You will learn about Rangering.

What to bring

How to use a Radio

Our FLAME technique

Other tools of de-escalation.

This course is required for anyone who wants to Ranger at the 2019 LOVE BURN.  If you want to use this course for another event, let me know.  I want to help develop the ranger community throughout the regional network.  Let's work together to make that happen!!

Guide to the Hive and Steem Ecosystems

Hive and Steem Blockchains

Created by Wayne Davies - Economist

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Students: 1938, Price: Free

The Hive and Steem blockchains are referred to as the ecosystems because of the diverse activity that they support. Bloggers, photographers, artists, vloggers, developers, researchers, crypto-enthusiasts, alternative media, entrepreneurs, and many more have found their homes in the either the Hive or Steem Ecosystems. Unlike many other types of social platforms, Hive and Steem reward those that contribute to them. The power of reward distribution lies in the hands of the community.

When I created this course in 2019, the Hive blockchain did not exist. In March 2020, Steem was Hard forked splitting into two separate blockchains. The original Steem Blockchain remained and a new blockchain Hive was created. The two blockchains are very similar in terms of what they offer (e.g. rewards for creating and curating content). The biggest difference between the two blockchains is control. Steem is a centralised blockchain controlled mostly by a single entity (i.e. Steemit). Whereas, Hive is run by the community and is considerably more decentralised. The videos in this course are explained in the context of Steem but they are more relevant to Hive. Additional resources and slides have been provided to show the equivalent Hive interfaces, DApps, and tools. Many of the DApps have either migrated from Steem to Hive or operate on both blockchains.

This course takes you on journey through the Steem and Hive Ecosystems. The course is broken down into 5 core sections and an additional section which will be updated with information regarding new developments. These sections are as follows:

- Getting Started

- Navigating Steem and Hive Frontends

- Becoming a Steem or Hive User

- Behind the Scenes

- The Wonders of the Steem and Hive Ecosystems

The ‘Getting started’ Section introduces the Steem and Hive Ecosystems and provides a quick overview of some of their key features. This section explains what the blockchain is and provides some basic information about how the Steem and Hive blockchains operate. This section also explains how someone can sign up as well as buy and sell Steem or Hive.

The ‘Navigating Steem and Hive Frontends’ Section introduces several of the Hive and Steem User Interfaces. These include Steemit (Hive Blog on Hive), SteemPeak (Peakd on Hive), and Busy. The user interfaces enable users to post content to the Steem blockchain as well as access content posted to the blockchain.

The ‘Becoming a Steem and/or Hive User’ Section explains several key categories of users. These categories broadly include content creators, investors, curators, developers, gamers, readers/viewers/listeners, and those that want to try everything. This section demonstrates how to post content, vote for content, support projects and developers, and how to earn rewards as an investor in Hive or Steem.

The ‘Behind the scenes’ Section explains how the Hive and Steem Ecosystems operate and how they support all of the activity that takes place within them. This section is the most technical but is essential to explaining how the blockchain makes everything we see possible.

The ‘Wonders of the Steem and Hive Ecosystems’ Section explores many of the amazing features available in the Hive and Steem Ecosystem. Such features include the decentralised applications, which includes video platforms, games, photography applications, mobile applications and even a fitness application. Other features include numerous tools that can help navigate and analyse the ecosystem. The Hive and Steem Ecosystems even enable users to create their own tokens as well as tribes/communities.

If you are curious about what you have read so far, this course will provide you with all the information you need to make a decision about joining either Hive or Steem or both.

If you are already part of the Hive or Steem Ecosystems, this course will provide you with more information as to how you can further enhance your experience.

The 5 Week Personal Finance Transformation

Beginner to Business Owner, Finance for Everyone

Created by Ivy Brooks - Copywriter, Author, and Small Business Consultant

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Students: 1930, Price: Free

This course was designed as a foundation or refresher for Ivy's current coaching clients who are business owners hoping to scale their business, but don't have a grip on their own personal finances first! Anyone can take and benefit from this course. It was created to deliver you the most valuable content quickly and in a fun way, satisfying all learning styles with multi-media delivery (videos, reading, and printables).

When I applied this very course material to my own life, I had finally met and exceeded my expenses working for myself, something I had not been able to do the 4 months prior, even though I had employment outside the home during that time! If I can do this as a single mom and business owner, I know you can. On average, the student who implements the material found in this course will save over $2,000 for their emergency fund/savings in 90 days and pay off even more debt. You have to take control of your spending and start strategically saving so you can make and invest your money more creatively in the future. Financial freedom and I are waiting for you just on the other side of this course!

Refresh your money mindset. 

Do this for your business, your dream, your kids, to prove someone wrong, to feel confident and independent. It's time.

Plan a Backyard Forest mini-course

How to map out your own wildlife-friendly food forest

Created by Jake Rayson - Forest gardener & forest garden designer

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Students: 1655, Price: Free

Using forest garden techniques, transform your backyard into a lush food forest, working with nature to grow edible crops whilst creating a wildlife haven.

Forest gardening is a sustainable, resilient and low-maintenance way of gardening. It emulates a woodland edge by using layers of perennial plants, with a permanent living ground cover.

We will cover:

  1. Backyard Forest definition

  2. Reasons to plan

  3. Free PDF plan checklist

  4. How to create a map

  5. Bonus design tips

Waste less celebrate more!

This course is great for beginners with an intent to start living with less waste and celebrate guilt free.

Created by Soumya Parthasarathy - Sustainability, Music and Technology are my favorite topics!

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Students: 1569, Price: Free

Are you planning for an eco-friendly birthday party? If yes, this is a great course for you to start with.

I bring my sustainability knowledge and experience in a very organized version to help you plan, and work on your own creative way to plan a low-waste birthday party.

All you need to bring to this course is your love for our planet. That's it! Hope you enjoy. If you have any confusion, question, feedback or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Pandemic Survival Solutions during quarantine

Practical Solutions To Change Your Life During Lockdown

Created by Jens Belner - Founder and CEO of salesfunnel.solutions

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Students: 1507, Price: Free

It can be a tough and difficult situation to deal with lockdown and isolation during a Pandemic. Here are 15 videos and articles that will give your advice and ideas on how to survive a Pandemic during quarantine and lockdown. The key thing is to stay positive and look at opportunities and solutions instead of going into a downward negative spiral with anxiety and fear. It's up to you to decide how you want to deal with this situation that can be stressful.

10 TIPS TO STAY POSITIVE WHEN EVERYONE AROUND IS GOING CRAZY

Staying positive when the world is going crazy is one of the best ways of surviving the tide and making it out of the storm. However, this task can be challenging but may possibly be the only thing which can get you out of the woods. It requires a strong mindset. If you are struggling to bring yourself to remain positive in times of calamity, here are some tips to help you:

1. Plan ahead

As goes the scout’s motto- “Be Prepared”! Planning ahead can help control your stress levels and anxiety in a world where people are going crazy. That is one way of knowing you can face anything. One way of making sure you and your loved ones remain positive when faced with negativity is by being well prepared for whatever comes. That is why it is advisable to be prepared for emergencies before they occur. You can prepare for a pandemic before it strikes. You can achieve this by taking the necessary measures needed before it begins-Adequate food, reinforced shelter, warm clothing etc., relevant equipment etc.

2. Filter information

Avoid bad news whenever you can. Do not focus on the kind of information that will not help rectify the situation. Pay attention to material that gives advice on how you can overcome or guard against being affected by the worsening of the pandemic. Filtering information can also mean changing the subject when it is brought up countless times.

3. Keep exercising

As you know, exercising is a great way of staying positive, staying healthy, and improving your overall physical and mental well-being. Exercising can also help keep your mind in check. Concentrating on improving your health is another method of staying positive when everyone else is going insane. One mistake you can make when faced with difficulties is changing or cancelling your workout routine. Therefore, keep exercising and enjoy the process.

4. Dwell on happy thoughts

Thinking happy thoughts does not come easy when it seems as if your world is falling apart. That is why you have to try and force your mind to focus on happy thoughts or what is happening internally and not externally. If you cannot think of anything that shifts your mind from the bad news that is being broadcasted everywhere, create happy thoughts. You can achieve this by envisioning where you will be when all the madness is over. Think about the number of people who have overcome or who are overcoming the same situation you are in, look at your photo album and rekindle the happy memories.

5. Manage your finances

Mishandling your finances is quite easy when you are dealing with a pandemic or a problem that affects a lot of people at the same time. Hence, you need to start managing your finances wisely to avoid having regrets when the problem has passed. You can avoid bankruptcy by just staying calm, avoiding compulsive debts and keeping accurate records and information.

6. Try caring for someone else

Sometimes caring for someone else is all it takes to maintain your sanity. Shift your focus to doing something worthwhile for someone else or putting a smile on someone else’s face. Achieve this by helping the person you choose to help or care for stay safe or recover from what they are going through.

7. Meditate

Meditation is an excellent way of relaxing your mind and having a much clearer perspective on things. Meditation is a relaxation method that you can begin practicing right away. If it is something that you are practicing already, continuing with it is worthwhile. Try clearing your mind from negative thoughts and focus on one thing that is positive. Do this every single day for at least 30 minutes without any interruptions.

8. Continue with your work or studies

You may start panicking if you think that your professional life is on hold during a pandemic. However, realize that not being able to go to the office does not necessarily mean the end of progress- this will help you remain calm. Continue with your work or study even if you cannot go to the office or on campus. Remember that working or studying from home has its fair share of benefits as well. You are able to work peacefully without the worries of dressing up, with zero or a few distractions. You are able to control your environment and work at your own pace.

9. Enjoy whatever you do

Make it a priority to enjoy whatever you do during the pandemic. If you are working on something that you have to do but not necessarily enjoy, try coming up with fun or alternative ways of doing things. Instead of doing your work or completing your projects the way your supervisor suggests, you can do it your own creative way, as long as the job done impeccably and impressively.

10. Avoid negative people

No matter what happens in the world, negative people will always look for ways to blow things out of proportion. That is why avoiding negative people in supposedly perilous times is the best thing to do. If you are told to stay at home and cannot avoid those sharing the house, you can encourage the people around you to remain positive. While it may be impossible to make sure everyone stays positive, you can always bring up something positive to talk about. This will change the atmosphere.