Web Site of the Week: Happiness Research Institute

September 30, 2014 Leave a comment

For a more earnest look at happiness, check out the web site of the Happiness Research Institute, an independent think tank based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The fascinating articles here make large scale surveys and empirical projects sensical and relevant to anyone with an interest in well-being- for themselves, their communities, and their nation. From the homepage, click New Report to read about why Denmark is named among the happiest countries on earth, year after year. The Projects section highlights recent undertakings by the institute, including projects on Sustainable Happiness and reports on Happiness and work. While not all reports are available here, a number of them are ready for your consumption and can be read online or downloaded as a PDF. The Research section of the site may also be of interest as it covers “easily digestible” information on happiness from around the globe. [CNH]

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Reading about eReading this week September 29, 2014

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Web Site of the Week: BirdWatching

September 23, 2014 Leave a comment

BirdWatchingDaily.com is the website of BirdWatching Magazine, but does such a good job of providing interactive features and repurposing magazine content that even subscribers will find additional things to like at the site. One example is Hotspots Near You, where beginner birders can find the best places to find birds near their homes. There are 10 choices under Getting Started, including What to do if you find a baby bird, Birdfeeding basics, Facts about birds, and Basics of bird-friendly yards. The Special features section re-prints page spreads from the magazine that can be read online or downloaded as a PDF. Armchair birdwatchers will enjoy the photo galleries, and anyone can submit photos for the Photo of the Week Contest. [DS]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014.

http://scout.wisc.edu/

Reading about eReading this week September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014 Leave a comment

Web Site of the Week: Geography: Maps, Country Information, Quizzes

September 16, 2014 Leave a comment

In 1984 the National Council for Geographic Education and the Association of American Geographers defined five themes of geography. What themes? Location, Place, Human-Environment Interaction, Movement, and Region. This site from About.com, with its attractive layout and accessible articles, makes clear just how fascinating and complex the field of geography really is.  Start with the newsfeed, The Latest in Geography, to get a handle on what’s breaking now in terms of research and writing. Then move on to Geography Categories, where you can explore Maps, Country Information, Physical Geography, and more. A Free email newsletter is also available, allowing readers to effortlessly connect with essential articles, such as “What will happen if Scots vote to become independent in September?”
[CNH]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014.

http://scout.wisc.edu/

Reading about eReading this week September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 Leave a comment

University of Michigan introduces new napping rooms in libraries – Now

September 12, 2014 Leave a comment
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