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- Samuel Johnson

APR 2020

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4/1/20    Rotten Tomatoes: 250 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now, Ranked by Tomatometer
   In our world of massive entertainment options, who's got time to waste on the below-average? You've got a subscription, you're ready for a marathon, and you want only the best movies on Netflix to watch. With thousands of choices on the platform, both original and studio acquired, we've found the 250 top Netflix movies, using our critic-approved Tomatometer to guide us!
4/2/20    Help Main Street
   Help your local business by buying gift cards to provide critical cash support during the COVID-19 crisis. America's small businesses are the backbone of our economy.
4/3/20    The Coronavirus Toilet Paper Calculator
   The simple calculator for how much toilet paper you need to survive the quarantine!
4/4/20    Apps and resources related to #Coronavirus and #COVID19
   Check out these resources and apps related to the coronavirus.
4/5/20    Sound Scapes
   The immersive music visualizer that lets you build your own beats.
4/6/20    Workout Sesh
   Easy to follow workouts that you can do at home or in the gym directly on your favourite devices!
4/7/20    Corona Virus Books for Children
   Chloe Drulis and Mary Gianatasio are child development specialists who wrote these two FREE books to help children understand and cope with the effects of the coronavirus on their lives.
4/8/20    Shuffle
   Shuffle makes it easy to turn long audio into short video clips so you can share and discuss the best parts of your favorite shows.
4/9/20    Puzzle Prime
   Puzzle Prime’s mission is to provide students and adults of all ages the opportunity to develop their mental skills in fun and engaging ways. Our expert team has carefully selected hundreds of puzzles that will challenge your analytical thinking and boost your passion for science. With many sections to choose from, including Brain Teasers, Detective Mysteries, and Optical Illusions, Puzzle Prime is the most productive place to spend your free time at.
4/10/20    Here Are the New Movies You Can Watch on Demand at Home
   In light of cinemas across the country being shut down as part of coronavirus-mitigation measures, some major movie studios are moving the titles that were headed for first-run theatrical releases to VOD earlier than planned. Disney paved the way by dropping Frozen 2 onto Disney+ months ahead of schedule. (With schools also shut down and kids at home, why not?) But more studios have followed suit since. Here are the films that are either cutting their exclusive theater runs short and migrating to digital early, or are skipping the cinema altogether.
4/11/20    Who is Still Hiring?
   With the recent wave of layoffs due to Covid-19, we'd like to help people look for jobs. Below is a list of companies still hiring. We're checking regularly with companies directly to keep this list up-to-date.
4/12/20    Nasa Solar System Exploration
   NASA's real-time science encyclopedia of deep space exploration. Our scientists and hardworking robots are exploring the wild frontiers of our solar system.
4/13/20    The Best YouTube Travel Shows to Binge Right Now
   With IRL travel on an indefinite hiatus, now's the perfect time to delve into a new travel show. Lest you find yourself plodding through Rick Steves' Europe or re-watching Parts Unknown again, YouTube has a massive treasure trove of standout travel channels, with high production value and genuinely talented, entertaining hosts.
4/14/20    The WIRED Guide to the Internet of Things
   Lightbulbs, along with refrigerators, coffee makers, microwave ovens, baby monitors, security cameras, speakers, televisions, and thermostats have, in the past few decades, transformed from ordinary objects into conduits for the future. Embedded with sensors that see, hear, and touch the world around them, they can turn physical information into digital data. Collectively, these devices—and there are billions of them around the world—make up the “internet of things.”
4/15/20    Open Education Database
   What if you could have free access to countless classes on topics from A to Z, just by connecting to the internet? OpenCourseWare makes that a reality by publishing high-quality college materials online. OpenCourseWare's free online college courses gained popularity after the Massachusetts Institute of Technology launched the program in 2002. MIT wanted to "enhance human learning worldwide by the availability of a web of knowledge." They also thought that along with providing valuable free classes online, students would be better prepared for coursework in the actual classroom.
4/16/20    Teach Language through fun activities & games
   Join over 32,000 schools and 4.2 million students who decided to leave the verbs, vocabulary and grammar to us!
4/17/20    Audible Stories Libraray
   Kids everywhere can stream an incredible collection of stories that will help them continue dreaming and learning
4/18/20    Online Pastry and Baking Education
   Online learning solution from the world-renowned founders of The French Pastry School. Learn the art of French pastry and baking from the foremost pastry chefs, cake decorators, and bakers.
4/19/20    The Guardian: 25 Amazing Long Reads to Distract You
   If you feel like reading about something other than coronavirus – and filling some more time during lockdown – then dive into a few of these highlights from the long read archive
   Whether you live in New York City or across the world from it and can’t get to the theatre, finding plays and musicals to stream online is a difficult task. Luckily, with streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and BroadwayHD, there is a wealth of theatrical resources available where you can find live recordings of original productions from Broadway and beyond. Here is a guide to what is currently available, including several film adaptations, for your viewing pleasure.
4/21/20    Take a Virtual Visit to a National Park
   ot a bit of downtime? Take a trip to a national park from wherever you are! Many national park sites across the country offer digital tours and experiences that you can access anytime, anywhere. From digitally diving under the sea to watching the cherry blossom trees bloom, there are countless ways to #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque online.
4/22/20    Museum Views
   Take a virtual tour of the some of the world's greatest museums and heritage sites. Virtual tour.
4/23/20    Covid-19 Sick Map
   World map showing countries with COVID-19 cases.
4/24/20    Smithsonian Open Access
   Welcome to Smithsonian Open Access, where you can download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images—right now, without asking. With new platforms and tools, you have easier access to nearly 3 million 2D and 3D digital items from our collections—with many more to come. This includes images and data from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo.
4/25/20    Post-Retirement Calculator: Will My Money Survive Early Retirement? Visualizing Longevity Risk
   One of the key issues with retiring is the question of outliving your money. This is also known as Longevity Risk and is especially important if you want to retire early, since your retirement could be 50 years long (or more). This interactive post-retirement calculation and visualization looks at the question of whether your retirement savings can last long enough to support your retirement spending and combines it with average US life expectancy values to get a fuller picture of the likelihood of running out of money before you die.
4/26/20    The Conservation Fund: Google Trekker
   Through a recent collaboration with Google Street View Trekker, we had the unique opportunity to explore the places we conserve by using state-of-the art mapping equipment that allows us to share these sites with the world. We are using technology for good—to give virtual access to a few of the special places we have worked hard to protect for their natural, historical and human values. Join us as we explore spectacular views, roaring waterfalls, and some of the places where our history was shaped as a nation.
4/27/20    REI: Wildest Ideas Worth Living
   Conversations with people who took the path less traveled and brought their wildest ideas to life.
4/28/20    Travel with Rick Steves
   Travel with Rick Steves is a free collection of radio hours that captures what the travel guru does best—sparking fun conversation with experts and callers that goes beyond the surface of places around the world.
4/29/20    The Lonely Hour
   While technically about loneliness, the podcast is just as much about solitude and how certain thoughts and feelings take on a different—and often more heightened—effect when you’re by yourself.
4/30/20    The Outdoor Photography Experience
   Photographer Chris Burkard leads a Creative Live class on how to take better adventure photos.

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