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Arts & Crafts
Knitting 101

Universal Class

This course is designed to teach beginners the basics of kntting but it is also useful to those knitters that might need a refresher class. Whether you have just a little or no knowledge of knitting -- this course is for you. Eleven lessons provide history, discussion of the tools, how to read and understand patterns and color charts, and of course how to start knitting. This course will finish up with some simple knitting projects to practice and complete.

Sewing 101

Universal Class

Sewing your own garments is really not as difficult as it may sound. This course will take you through the very basic elements of fabric choice, how to decipher the pattern envelope and instructions inside, getting to know your sewing machine, and how to begin expanding your wardrobe by sewing clothing for you or your family.
Soapmaking101

Universal Class

Learn how to make your own soap in our self-paced online course. If you've always wanted to try different soap-making resources, create your own signature items for personal use, for gifts or for profit, or just learn about what goes into making a soap, this class is for you! 
Watercolors 101
In this course you will learn the basics of one of the most enduring art forms in our culture: watercolor painting. It is the easiest way of expressing yourself through art and has a long history of teaching great painters their first lessions in subjects ranging from proper technique to design principles.
Craft-A-Palooza
Check out over 200 craft related e-books from our digital collection from Home Design to Do-It-Yourself. Crafting is a great way to reduce stress, build community and friendships, and offer a great way create amazing personalized crafts for you and your family.
RBdigital and Flipster Looking for magazines to learn more about arts and crafts? Check out RBdigital and Flipster, where you can find magazines such as Modern Patchwork, Love to Make, Martha Stewart Living and more!
Computer Skills
Excel 2019With clear and concise step-by-step directions, beautifully illustrated lessons with screenshots, and HD video tutorials, this Excel 2019 online course will teach you everything you need to know to become an Excel power user. Note: You do not need access to Excel software in order to successfully complete this course, although it is strongly recommened in order to follow along with the course examples.
How to eBayWelcome to this course on eBay: How to Buy and How to Sell on eBay. Whether you're looking for an antique or the latest in electronic gadgets, eBay is one of the most likely online resources for you to find what you're looking for. eBay can also be a lucrative home-based business for men or women looking to generate more income, whether you're struggling in a tough economy or you want to make extra money selling your crafts, collectables or even your car.
Windows 10The purpose of this course is to teach all students how to navigate the Windows 10 interface, as well as use its features and apps, regardless of whether or not you are currently using the operating system.
Cooking and Baking
Breadmaking 101Bread baking can seem daunting, but with this easy-to-follow course guide, you will be able to uncover the mysteries of bread baking without any of the fear.  You will learn the proper utensils and instruments necessary for each task, what ingredients to store in your kitchen, and which techniques to make each bread baking task run smoothly.
How to Can, Freeze, Dry and Preserve FoodThis course is filled with everything you need to know to get started on preserving your own foods. By the time you finish this course you will be well on your way to making and storing foods like you have thought about for so long!
Cake Decorating 101With practice and patience, cake decorating can be learned. This exclusive course starts you out with the basics from designing your work space, cake baking, decorating tools, prepping a cake for decorating and many tips of the trade to help you create delectable cakes, icings and fillings. You'll learn the importance of texture and the termpermant of icings, how to avoid cake catastrophes, ways to fix them and still keep your cake looking perfect.
Cooking and Children: A Learning OpportunityWe want all our kids to eat healthy..but how do you actually accomplish it? How do we get them to want to eat healthy? Studies show that life-long healthy eating habits start by having kids help prepare the food! Follow Nica and preschoolers in the kitchen as they have fun learning about nutrition through making healthy snacks. Features easy recipes, ways you can "be prepared", safety tips, and highlights easy jobs in the ktichen that teach preschools coordination, math, and a love of healthy food.
The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great"Healthy" food doesn't have to taste bland and boring. Instead, learn how to use healthy ingredients and seasonings, particularly from international cuisines, to enliven your diet and keep the pleasure in cooking and eating with this course taught by a nutrition instructor and a master chef at The Culinary Institute of America.
Health and Wellness
Feng Shui 101Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese art that is designed to help you improve your life personally and professionally. The Chinese believe that your environment has a large effect on you mentally and your physical well-being. When you are unbalanced in your life, you open yourself up to negative emotions and illness. Throughtout this course, you will learn how to use feng shui in your personal life step by step. Each lesson will guide you through the next step in the process of feng shui.
Dealing with Difficult PeopleDealing with a difficult or toxic personality can be damaging both emotionally and physically, particularly if the person is your boss or sitting in the cubicle right next to you. Confronting those who compromise your comfort and job security can be very difficult for many people, but standing up for yourself is essential in the workplace. In 11 easy to follow lessons, studens will learn to identify various types of difficult personalities and address conflict before it begins to chip away at their well-being and job satisfaction.
Memory ImprovementOf course, our brains can't remember everything. Brains simply don't have the capacity; if they tried to remember everything we experience, there wouldn't be room for anything else. There are dozens of variables that affect how much we remember, how long we retain it and whether we can recall it. Fortunately, we can learn ways to improve how much we remember and enhance how long we remember it.
Fit@HomeWant to learn how to stregthen your core? How about integrating yoga to transform your body and mind?  Or perhaps you want a quick home workout to tone your entire body? Learn more on how to keep fit through instructional videos available for checkout.
Coping with Stress and Anxiety
It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, and anxious from time to time. This featured list provides information on stress management, how to reduce and cope with anxiety, and focus on self-care.
Changing Body Composition through Diet and ExerciseIf we don't like what we see in the mirror or if we're struggling to walk down to the corner store, we tend to think, "Wow, I really need to lose some weight!" But the truth is you might not need to lose weight. Are you surprised? What you really need to do is lose fat and gain muscle. That change will make you look better, feel better, and perform better--whether your bathrom scale tells you any weight is lost in the process or not. In fact, if you focus on simply losing weight as your only metric, you could potentially lose both fat and muscle, becoming weaker instead of stronger. How's that going to help you walk a mile? If you change your body composition, you'll see and feel the results you've been looking for!
Essentials of Strength Training - Great CoursesStrength training holds the keys to unlocking your optimum health and achieving your peak physique, whether you're 28 or 78. This groundbreaking course on strength training unites scientific knowledge with results-driven practice in a wholly integrated system. Get insightful explanations of human physiology, helpful demonstrations of techniques and equipment, and interactive workout programs.
Hobbies
Couponing 101
By using coupons found in magazines, circulars and through online sources, consumers have been known to save thousands of dollar on every day items, and in some cases, receive items for free. This course will give the ins and out of couponing as well as tried and true ways of saving as much money as possible.
Photography 101
This course will help you discover how to use the camera--no matter how fancy or simple it is--so that you can take great pictures.
Soapmaking 101
Learn how to make your own soap in our self-paced online course. If you've always wanted to try different soap-making recipes, create your own signature items for personal use, for gifts or for profit, or just learn about goes into making a soap, this class is for you!
Aromatherapy 101
Have you always wanted to learn the secrets of how to blend ingredients and make your own bath and massage oils, hand and face lotions, or room refreshers and potpourri? Then this is the class for you!
Traditional Scrapbooking 101
More people every year are discovering the joy of scrapbooking to capture memories and create unique family and friend albums to keep and share. In this comprehensive course, the beginner scrapbooker will learn how to start his/her scrapbooking hobby without being overwhelmed. Everything from choosing the right supplies to get started to tips for jounaling effectively is included in easy to follow lessons that reflect the wide variety of scrapbooking styles and themes popular today.
Fundamentals of Photography
With Fundamentals of Photography, you'll learn everything you need to know about the art and craft of great photography straight from Joel Sartore, a National Geographic photographer with more than 30 years of experience. Designed for people at all levels, these 24 episodes are an engaging guide to how photographs work and how to make them work better for you.
Home Decorating and DIY
Interior Decorating Made EasyHave you always wanted to learn the basic decorating principles and techniques without having to attend an interor design school? Interior Decorating Made Easy will give you a quick and easy overview of the design process. You'll learn the principles of design -- color, texture, scale and balance and how to apply them to any room a whole house.
Clutter ControlThis is the best time and place to start dealing with your clutter. This self-paced course will motivate you to organize your home, desk and /or home office. This course will provide lots of helpful tips, resources and practices that will have you remaining on the anti-clutter wagon forever.
Housekeeping 101Keeping a clean house seems like such a daunting exercise for many people, but it need not be. Arming yourself with the right knowledge and the right tools will make cleaning easy and efficient. In this course, we offer a comprehensive view of how to care for your house, your belongings, and how to protect you and your family from harmful chemicals and allergies.
Outdoor Activities
Astronomy 101Learn how to explore the night sky, constellations, our solar system, our galaxy and what lies beyond the far reaches of space through this course.
Introduction to GardeningDoes spring weather make you want to get your hands dirty in the garden? Is your neighbor's garden the envy of your eye? Have you always wanted to start a garden but just were not sure how to start? The easiest way to make this decision is to take a class that will guide you step by step through the process of deciding what kind of garden you wish to start, where to place it, how to be certain that the soil is ready and good for growing, how to know what to plant and where to plant it.
Freshwater FishingThis comprehensive, illustrated course is designed to instruct people on the sport of freshwater fishing, including an introduction to the sport, discussions on various bait fishing, lure fishing, and casting techniques.
How does your Garden Grow?Explore over 100 e-books from this featured list.  Want to learn garden to table recipes? How about apartment gardening? You can even learn how to decorate your home with plants!
Backyard GolfThe Backyard Golf video is brought to you by Marty Schupak and the Youth Sports Club. Golf is a sport of repetition and individual skills. The Backyard Golf video presents some of the most creative and useful techniques and drills that can be done right in your own backyard. Players need not always have to go out on a 18-hole golf course or down to the local school to practice their game. Different areas in one's backyard, front yard, and even other areas around the house, can be utilized for the beginner, weekend golfer, and scratch golfer. Covered in this video are; grip, club head speed, centeredness of the swing, breakdown of the swing, angle of approach, chip shots, putting, fun games and more!
Outdoor Learning: A Year at Auchlone CollectionA collection of training videos about naturalistic outdoor learning within nature kindergartens, forest schools and woodland camps, the Outdoor Learning: A Year at Auchlone Collection (presented and narrated by Claire Warden) was filmed on location at Auchlone Nature Kindergarten in Perthshire, Scotland.

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