Being informed about economics enables people to make wise decisions about personal finance. This site has a lot of tools that could be useful in teaching students about budgets, debts and economics.
This website offers information on cosmetology licensing in all 50 United States, and Washington DC. Find a cosmetology school anywhere in the country. Research general cosmetology salaries by state. Find job openings in your...
Infographics: Small Steps/Big Difference – SIRDC lesson: ChooseMyPlate – Weight Management, Calories and Fad Diets
Small steps can make a big difference in improving our nation’s health forecast.
TEDTalk – Dean Ornish: The killer American diet that’s sweeping the planet – SIRDC Lesson: Eat Right, Exercise and Stay Healthy!
Forget the latest disease in the news: Cardiovascular disease kills more people than everything else combined — and it’s mostly preventable. Dr. Dean Ornish explains how changing our eating habits can save lives.
TEDTalk – Graham Hill: Why I’m a weekday vegetarian – SIRDC Lesson: Maintaining a Healthy Digestive System
We all know the arguments that being vegetarian is better for the environment and for the animals — but in a carnivorous culture, it can be hard to make the change. Graham Hill has...
TEDTalk – David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy? – SIRDC Lesson: Needs, Wants, Values and Goals: Making the Right Decisions
Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love — the...
TEDTalk – Shimpei Takahashi: Play this game to come up with original ideas – SIRDC Lesson: The Importance of Play: Infancy to School-Age
Shimpei Takahashi always dreamed of designing toys. But when he started work as a toy developer, he found that the pressure to use data as a starting point for design quashed his creativity. In...
TEDTalk – Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen – SIRDC Lesson: Careers in Child Development: Exploring Employment Opportunities
Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal...
TEDTalk – Mark Bezos: A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter – SIRDC Lesson: Family Crisis Management
Volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos tells a story of an act of heroism that didn't go quite as expected — but that taught him a big lesson: Don't wait to be a hero.
Technology allows us to give cash directly to the poorest people on the planet. Should we do it? In this thought-provoking talk, veteran aid worker Joy Sun explores two ways to help the poor.