This page is a list of various resources intended to help an individual to either learn more about oneself and the world, or to seek help for various situations or problems. It is organized by categories. This list will be updated as I find more useful links and information.
Physical and Mental Health
Suicide Prevention Hotline
If you are considering suicide at all, please seek help. Call this Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-273-TALK end_of_the_skype_highlighting (8255) if you desperately need someone. You are not alone!
RAINN | Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
A resource for those who have experienced either rape, abuse, or incest. Those who know someone who have experienced these may come here also for more information on how to support them through the person’s healing process.
Office for Victims of Crime | Victims of Rape Resources
This is the official United States website for those who are victims of Crime, and this page in particular is devoted to resources for victims of rape.
This is a good website for those experiencing personal grief and needing help or support through the bereavement process. This link takes you to the support group page of their site. There is even more resources in the left hand menu bar on the site itself.
Primer for those with Milk Allergies
Excellent resource if you are allergic to Milk products.
Celiac Disease/Gluten Sensitivity
A resource for those diagnosed with Celiac disease, those who have the symptoms, and those who think they may have a Gluten sensitivity/allergy.
An excellent resource concerning Depression.
This site also contains a ton of information regarding a variety of health topics.
Sex, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation:
Diagrams of sex and gender
This website explains the spectrum of sex, gender, and sexual orientation extremely well. It is more for definitions.
This pdf document explains in detail the various identities within the transgender identity.
Transgender Umbrella and Information
This is a Scottish website that provides informative explanations to help further one’s understanding of transgender people.
An excellent blog concerning transphobia and trans issues.
Trans Group Blog
A variety of trans individuals collaborate on this very informational blog.
This website is for Christians, who are LGBT. Excellent resources and explanations here.
LGBTQ Community: The Bilerico Project
This site is maintained, run, and written by people from the LGBTQ community. There’s a lot of different perspectives as well as helpful resources for those who wonder about their sexuality or gender identity or are just curious about minority issues.
Civil Unions vs. Gay Marriage
This is an excellent explanation of why civil unions is not the same as a marriage. Very useful in the gay marriage debate.
LegendFire: A Writing Community
A friendly and very helpful writing community. Their writing challenges are especially good.
Excellent resource for writers, so they can avoid scams.
Soul Food Cafe
Great for daily writing practices and spicing up one’s imagination.
Fiction Factor: Writing Novels
A list of articles concerning all the aspects of writing fiction. Very useful resource.
Excellent resource and magazine for writers.
A great resource for those who enjoy building worlds.
Creating an Earthlike Planet
Another world-building resource similar to the Climate Cookbook, except this one is more orientated on all aspects of building the world.
Language Construction Kit
How to build your own language, simple as that.
Creating a fantasy World
A good resource for creating Fantasy worlds.
World Builder Projects
A comprehensive list of nearly everything concerning World-building.
A good website for cataloging the books on your shelves.
Sky of Earth
This is just plain fun. An image of the entire sky as seen from earth under clear skies – 360 degree panoramic image of both the northern and southern hemispheres of the sky.
This is a good website for those curious about physics and wish to learn more.
Another useful site about physics.
An easy to understand explanation of some of the theories of physics.
It starts with basic explanations of this fairly important theory and slowly progresses into more complex explanations as well as showing the mathematical side of the theory. One of the few theories that has a chance at “unifying” physics theories into one grand theory.
A fun blog that talks about astronomy.
News concerning astronomy, physics, and everything science. For those who like to be up to date on the latest discoveries.
Wonderful simulation of black holes. Also fun activities within its website!
Astronomy picture of the day
Just want to view some awesome pictures of the universe? This is the site for you.
Wish to know more about the solar system? This is an excellent reference, though be warned it is a little technical in places.
What is Geology?
A good reference for those interested in learning more about Geology.
Virtual Cave: The lava tube
This is a totally awesome website when it comes to cave formations and volcanic formations. It has excellent pictures as well.
Religion and Spirituality
Ocean – World Religions Free Research Library
An excellent resource for those that wish to examine the texts of various world religions and compare them with each other. It has an extensive database and is free to download.
A good website for a general discussion of theology. It is not affiliated with any particular religion, although most of the articles are Christian based.
This is a modern Catholic website, which is more focused on defense of Catholicism, but it also has some interesting music and other information as well.
A very interesting blog written by an evangelist, who tackles the stereotypes and turns them on their head. His posts concerning hate crime laws and the book of jonah are especially interesting and important to read. Also, it’s fun to see someone tear apart the awful Left Behind series.
Order of Mass: Basic Texts
Wondering what Catholics say in Mass? This document outlines it perfectly. There’s also relevant resources at the bottom to help understand the Catholic side of Christianity as well.
This is an excellent article on discernment. It is written by a Catholic author, but it can be applied to most spiritualities.
For LGBT people in the Catholic Church who live in the US.
Explains what Buddhism is and its basic tenants.
This website does a good job of explaining the basics of Christianity and its diversity. The site itself has a lot of articles are many other religious topics as well. It is a handy reference. It is not affiliated with any particular religion, but it does strive to write about religions with an open and factual mind.
A fun website that has information on all sorts of mythology, especially the myths that pertain to various gods and god like entities.
This website is filled with all sorts of wonderful tidbits concerning mythology from all over the world.
Nihongo (Japanese) Resources
Excellent site that explains the Japanese language, its script, grammar, and so forth.
This website provides a comprehensive list of Japanese culture and various websites where you can learn more.
American Sign Language
A great resource about Sign Language.
A good overview of Norwegian Culture.
Another good resource which includes history and the Norwegian language.
Wish to learn Norwegian? Go to this website.
This is a good website that explains the Norwegian language. It also includes links to more detailed information.
A guide to Languages of the world
This is an explanatory website of thousands of languages. It describes the written scripts as well as the language itself. Very useful resource.
This website is a good resource for the Irish Language.
A good resource for learning Welsh.
Computers and Techonology
Computer Operating Systems
This page is a good resource for learning about the various operating systems available. In the left side column is other links to help explain the basics of computers as well.
Ubuntu and Linux
The homesite of Ubuntu. A good explanatory site to the world of linux as well as download and installing information. There is a large documentation to help one get started with linux operating systems as well.
Blender 3D: Noob to Pro
This is a tutorial that explains how to use the linux program: Blender to create magnificent 3D objects, landscapes, solar systems, and so forth. You can download blender here. This has a steep learning curve, but once mastered, it is very useful for creativity.
Excellent vector drawing program. There is also tutorials and documentation on how to use it on this site. This in particular is a favorite program of mine.
GIMP: GNU Image Manipulation Program
This is an open source image manipulation program that is similar to photoshop. It is a linux derived program, but is also available for windows as well. This website not only contains the download, but also tutorials to help one learn how to use this magnificent program. Highly recommended.
This website gives an excellent explanation concerning what exactly declawing is and if it is good for your cat or not. This site also has a list of many other useful articles in the left side bar. Good reference for pets in general.
Good resource for those interested in rats as pets.
Reptile and Amphibian pets
For those interested in cold-blooded pets. This is just a listing of categories, so pick the category you want and scroll through a list of a lot of excellent articles.