Saturday, May 15, 2021

Caring Causes: Adopt-A-Manatee

 Adopt-A-Manatee from Save the Manatee Club give the gift of helping to protect manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations to come.

Each symbolic manatee adoption includes a biography and photograph of a real-life Florida manatee identified by researchers. Choose a manatee with a unique name, like “Flash,” known to speed away quickly when spooked, or one with a special story, like “Nick,” known for traveling the opposite way of most migrating manatees. Along with a personalized adoption certificate, sponsors will also receive a passport wallet with each $35 adoption, for a limited time.

Why adopt a manatee? Manatees and their habitat are in peril, and they need our support. More manatees have died so far in 2021 than in all of 2020 – over 700 individuals – due to starvation and loss of habitat, watercraft collisions, cold temperatures, and other threats. Harmful algal blooms in the Indian River Lagoon on the east coast of Florida, a critical habitat for manatees, have decimated the seagrasses and aquatic vegetation that manatees need to eat. Save the Manatee Club is working with conservation partners and state and federal agencies to study the problem, support seagrass and submerged aquatic vegetation restoration, work together on manatee rescues and rehabilitation, and advocate for stronger manatee and habitat protections.

  “While manatees are herbivores and do not have prey or predators, they are an essential component of the aquatic ecosystems in which they live,” explains Patrick Rose, Aquatic Biologist and Executive Director for Save the Manatee Club. “Manatees act as indicator species, and if their health is poor, then the health of the vegetation and invertebrates in their environment is also at risk.” Without healthy manatees and seagrasses, dad’s favorite activities, like saltwater fishing or relaxing by beautiful waterways, might change for the worse. An Adopt-A-Manatee gift supports protections for these essential habitats.

You can order by June 6th for delivery by Father’s Day. Personalized adoption certificates are also instantly emailed, so manatee adoptions make a great last-minute gift! Visit savethemanatee.org/adopt or call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646) to join Save the Manatee Club.

  Save the Manatee Club was founded in 1981 by singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett and former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham to protect manatees and their aquatic habitat. For more information about manatees and the Club’s efforts, go to savethemanatee.org or call 1-800-432-JOIN (5646).

Fun Freetime: Two Sustainable Science Activities for Children

Have your kids had enough of pandemic-imposed restrictions that keep them from having hands-on fun? The following two activities could be just the thing to help them shed those boredom blues.

These activities can entertain a wide age-range, and both need parental supervision for younger children. However, the end product in both cases will intrigue and fascinate children and parents alike.

 

Let’s get started!

Recycled Rainbow Crayons

I was lucky enough to be gifted some super cool #IronMan and #Spiderman silicone molds by @toynktoys, and I instantly thought of this crayon project.

 

The first course of action is to gather your materials—in this case, old crayons. Knowing almost all of my friends with kids have crayons—and knowing most of those crayons had probably seen their better days—I put the word out to gather up some for this project. They took the time to gather up their crayons, and we collected them.

 

We were trying to be mindful of the environment in a holistic way, so it is essential to add that most of the crayons were collected in our neighborhood, where we could walk to get them. If we did have to use the car to pick them up, but it was when we were already out in that area.

 

The following is a list of steps to follow after you have gathered all of your crayons. ⁠⁠

1. Remove the wrappers.

Pro Tip: This is a slow process, especially if you have a considerable number of crayons. Depending on the ages of your children, you might want to do this step before involving them, so they don’t get bored and disinterested before the good stuff starts to happen.

2.  Break the crayons into small chunks and place them in the molds.

For this step, you need to try and get the pieces as small as possible. Place the chunks into the Toynk Toys silicone molds—or whatever molds you have. You will need to pile them up a bit because when they melt, the liquid takes the shape of the container and fills in gaps. For this reason, you will need to add more crayons as they begin to melt. (More on this part a bit later.)

 

You can do cool things with your kids when filling the molds. For instance, you could challenge them to create a new crayon using only warm colors or maybe have a mini lesson on the colors of the rainbow and have them fill a mold with only those colors. The possibilities are numerous!

3. Preheat the oven to 230-degrees Fahrenheit.

From trial and error, we learned to initially bake the crayons for about 10 minutes. This process starts their transformation to the point where we could see the gaps as the crayons melted.

4. Pull them out of the oven and add more chunks of crayon.

At this point, I pulled the molds out of the oven, and we carefully added more chunks of crayon to the spots that had significantly lower levels from the melting process. Then, we baked the crayons for 10 more minutes.

5. Repeat step four. 

You will need to repeat Step Four as many times as necessary to fill all gaps and make sure the molds are completely full. Also, the end product should not have any visible "chunks" of crayon, and all of the pieces should be completely melted. In our case, we repeated Step Four two more times. ⁠⁠

6. Let them cool for an hour or so.

Waiting will be the most challenging part for younger children. Depending on their ages, the learning aspect can be either complicated or straightforward. Basically, all ages can understand that the crayons go from a solid to a liquid with heat. Then, after the heat is removed, the crayons are solid again.

 

When they are completely hardened and cooled, pop them out of the molds and color with them! These recycled crayons are great for rubbing plates to create striking patterns. Visit @lakeshorelearning⁠ for some fantastic leaf and animal plates your kids will love.

Solar Oven S’mores

Who doesn't love s'mores? The problem is we don't always have a campfire to make them. And, let's face it, although they are fun, campfires are not healthy for the environment. From the smoke and toxins released into the air to the possibility of embers landing somewhere and causing a fire—campfires are not always a good choice.

 

So, what’s the alternative? We devised a way to have all the glorious goodness of s’mores without harming the environment. And we used solar energy to do it!

Here’s what we did:

 

  1. We reused a pizza box from a dinner earlier in the week as our “oven” and cut a rectangular flap in the top.

 

  1. Then, we wrapped the flap in aluminum foil and covered the hole the flap created with a piece of new laminating plastic. You can also use a page protector or a portion of plexiglass.

 

  1. Then, we used a stick to prop the flap toward the sun to reflect down into the pizza box.⁠⁠ 

Now for the good part!

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  1. We put a single graham cracker square in the box and added some squares of chocolate on top of it. We discovered we needed to cut the marshmallow in half to fit in the pizza box with the lid closed. After doing so, we placed it on top of the chocolate.

 

  1. Then, we closed the pizza box and set it outside for a while.

Here's where the magic happens: the sun reflects off the aluminum foil and down into the box, and the plastic traps the heat, turning a plain old pizza box into a S'more Oven.

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Our experience with this project was an actual experiment because it was only 60-degrees outside with some nasty wind. I thought there was no way this project was going to work.

 

The end result was a s’more with all of the chocolate melted, but the marshmallow needed a little coaxing from the microwave. If it were warmer, this experiment would have been a complete success, I’m sure.

There you have it!

There you have it—two sustainable science projects you can do with your kids to bust the boredom blues. While some patience is necessary for both projects, your kids will agree that the outcome in both cases is worth the wait!


HandiGuru - Founder Interview


Whether you are a kid at camp or a surfer at the beach, HandiGuru can be your first line of defense against sunburn this summer. Each silicone wristband holds 20 squirts of sunscreen - enough to protect you all day long - and is easy to refill on the go too. With just a quick look down at your wrist, you won’t miss your every-two-hour sunscreen reapplication to help keep you burn-free!
Holding a days’ worth of “sunscreen to go” for active fun in the surf, sand, and sun!

Santa Barbara-area innovator and artist, Benjamin Anderson says, “I’ve been outdoors my whole life and have had more than my fair share of sunburns.”’ Anderson spent months finding an easy-to-use and comfortable, wearable band that could withstand a day in the water or climbing a mountain.

HandiGuru is not just for sunscreen; it can dispense 15-20 healthy squirts (15ml) of hand sanitizer, bug/mosquito repellant, and more. Whatever your needs are for the day, HandiGuru is up for the adventure!

I had a chance to learn more in this interview with Founder and Innovator, Ben Anderson.

1.Why was HandiGuru created? I needed a better, more streamlined solution for carrying hand sanitizer. Something that allowed my family and I to instantly sanitize at any time at the press of my fingers, quickly and efficiently.  

2.What makes it easier for kids and their adults? HandiGurus are a constant reminder on your wrist to re-apply sanitizer or sunscreen and help to keep protecting yourself when you’re out and about. Kids love the ’squeeze’ and ’satisfaction’ of using the HandiGuru and it’s ease of use. As parents, we’re always reminding our kids to re-apply and HandiGurus help with this quite a bit!

3.How can parents make sure to encourage responsible use of things like sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and bug repellent? Educating our kids on how often to reapply is key. It’s up to us to get them into the groove on timing and use based on what product we’re using in our HandiGurus. Once the kids get the hang of it, it becomes second nature to give a little squeeze and stay safe outdoors. 

Music Minute: NEDY - Made to Be

 Rising Inspirational Pop singer/songwriter NEDY, visualizes self-value and takes a stand against bullying with the release of the “Made to Be” music video. The music video features Nedy showing a child that the opinions of her bullies are inferior and that she should feel comfortable in the skin that God gave her. This is a lesson that, if learned at a young age, can be prevented and not carry on to adulthood. With this exclusive music video painting Nedy’s vision for the single, all are left with the message that striving to fit societal standards is time that could be spent following your heart and being uniquely you. The “Made To Be” music video exclusively premiered on Newsmax with a full video being premiered on Digital Journal.


Watch the music video on Newsmax HERE.

Watch the full-length video on Digital Journal HERE.

“In a world where bullying is unfortunately still such a huge reality, I want to encourage people to love one another. Despite how they look or dress, we all have innate value as human beings and we are each precious in the sight of God. Through “Made To Be” and my anti-bullying non-profit cause, Friends Forever Club, I hope to impact the world with the message of purpose and value,” shares NEDY.

Dancing onto the scene as a friend offering a shoulder to lean on, the “Made to Be'' music video proves that the world needs positive power, just as much as we desire to discover who we are ‘made to be.’ Along with the release of the music video, NEDY created the Friends Forever Club, playing hand in hand with the concept of the single to combat childhood bullying and exist as a friend to those experiencing this hatred first hand. This club is a safe space for those going through troubling times of self-doubt fueled by the trauma of bullying. Keep up with Nedy on social media as she announces multiple summer projects in the works! Fans will not want to miss the iconic force and kind soul that is NEDY.

To keep up with future events and everything NEDY, visit her WEBSITE, follow the social channels linked below.

 
About NEDY:
There have always been those whose hearts dance to the beat of a different drum, those who see the world in a different way, and those who find our differences far more beautiful than our similarities. NEDY is one of those people. Armed with an enchanting spirit and a musical talent that is nothing short of stunning, NEDY is an inspirational pop artist poised to lead her loyal fandom into a brighter future. Her new single “Made to Be” now serves as the cornerstone to a new chapter in her career, in which her artistic soul never again tries to mold into someone else’s expectations. THIS is the music that NEDY has waited a lifetime to create.

About the FFC:
Friends Forever Club is an online anti-bullying forum that was created in an effort to end childhood bullying through gentle discussion and exists as a friend to those confronted with hatred first-hand. This club is a safe space for children and youth but also adults alike with self-doubt fueled by the trauma of bullying; it is a place to be heard and a place to be understood. Being a part of the FFC means that you’re ‘in with the outcasts.’ Through partnerships with various anti-bullying organizations, events, and an online discussion presence, Friends Forever Club extends a helping hand to all who feel alone and are mistreated by others. At Friends Forever Club, no one is lonely, no one is judged for the unique human that they were made to be and everyone has a friend. With a group of like-minded individuals whose main goal is spreading love and positivity to those who need it most, all will be set on a path towards continued self-love and appreciation for life. Friends Forever Club is growing into a leading force in the anti-bullying movement for the good of humankind.

Visit HERE to join The Friends Forever Club on Instagram.

Shopping Savings: World Whiskey Day at BroBasket

BroBasket is running a special for World Whiskey Day - 10% off whiskey and bourbon gifts through May 18th with code WHISKEY10. These customizable baskets make unique gifts!

Amazing Apps: Five apps that might help cultivate a more mentally healthy child

 Nowadays, there is an app for everything, even apps designed to promote mental health. Although there are many ways to use apps like YouTube, social media, or music players to promote wellbeing (Who doesn’t like Cosmic Yoga?), there are also many apps specifically designed to help children improve their mental health. We review these apps at One Mind PsyberGuide and have lots of experience understanding what works and what people like. Here are some apps with content designed with children in mind. 

 

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Review. This app is designed for parents to use with their child to teach skills such as problem-solving, self-control, planning, and task persistence. It provides interactive games to help engage children and shows monsters going through different challenges to help make the content relevant. 

Headspace. Although many people have heard of Headspace, they may not realize that this popular meditation app has lots of content specifically for kids. In addition to Headspace content designed for kids, there is also content made in partnership with Sesame Street featuring favorites such as Cookie Monster, Rosita, and Elmo. Kids can learn useful mindfulness skills, and parents can follow along with their versions of the content. 

Nod. Nod is an app targeted towards older teens and college students focused on tackling loneliness and social connections through social challenges. The app draws from science-backed psychology areas to equip students with the necessary skills to connect and relate. 

Sanvello. Although more appropriate for older teens and college students, Sanvello is an app based on extremely useful and effective principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy backs many of the best science-backed apps, and Sanvello packages these skills in a comprehensive and user-friendly way. Learn skills to challenge your thoughts and engage in behaviors to boost your mood and tackle stress, anxiety, and sadness. 

SuperBetter. SuperBetter leverages kids’ interests in playing games by allowing them to make a “secret identity,” tackle quests, use power-ups, and overcome “bad guys.” This gamified approach to goal setting and problem-solving help build optimism, overcome challenges, and is scientifically-proven to tackle depression and anxiety. “Power Packs” are created for specific concerns that might be useful for particular children. 

Overall, apps are a helpful solution to put resources in the palms of parents’ and kids’ hands. They aren’t meant as a replacement for services but can serve as a tool to help build skills and resources to use in various situations. They can provide a useful role in building mental healthier kids and remind us that technology can be used for good, especially if used right.  

Thrifty Thinking: Choosing Electronic Equipment

 Electronics are becoming more and more prevalent in our everyday lives, and there are a lot of factors that go into deciding what to buy. You may already be a pro at electronics shopping, or you may be new to the idea of picking out your own equipment; either way, I've have the opportunity to share information with you thanks to the sponsor of this post, Lention.

Cost

Probably the number one factor for anyone shopping is looking at the cost. But it's more than just the sticker price. You want to consider the overall cost of the product ownership. If you buy something cheap that's going to quickly become obsolete, that's not going to save you money in the long run. Customer service and repair can also be a huge thing. For example, I recently had a battery issue on my laptop - it was replaced for free even though I didn't have a warranty, because it was covered under a known issue by the company. Two days after it got back, the screen quit waking up from sleep (the computer itself did because it was sending data to an external monitor). The screen assembly was replaced for free as well. Now I have an essentially new computer (except the hard drive and a few other parts; on this model the battery, keyboard, and other parts are one integrated unit). The awesome customer service was worth the originally higher price on the computer.

Longevity

This is tied into price, but it also affects the environmental impact of the product and the hassle of replacing. Sometimes there are ways to increase the longevity, however. If new display port styles come out, you can extend the life of a computer by getting an adapter like the mini displayport to thunderbolt 2 instead of getting a whole new computer to plug into external displays and accessories.

Comfort

When you're buying a computer and related accessories, you want to consider how it's going to feel when using it. If you'r eon the computer a lot, buying accessories to make its use more comfortable is worth the investment. My husband just got a really fancy office chair, but it's so much nicer for him when working from home. A few months ago he had also purchased a really fancy super wide monitor (he's a system administrator so he needs lots of real estate). I have my computers set up in a way that I can use them sitting or standing, so I have variety in how I sit. I don't have an adjustable desk; I use a platform and external keyboards with a taller desk chair (trust me, it works for me). There are a variety of stands available for different purposes, including this aluminum laptop stand, that can prop computers up at different angles.

Accessories

There are a lot of things that can get plugged into a computer - I'm a teacher for a fully online school, and I have a headset, external keyboard, external mouse, and drawing tablet. My computer only has two USB ports. I needed something like the best usb-c docking station I could find to plug everything in. When you're figuring out how to manage all the accessories, look at the inputs you have, and then I usually plan on at least one or two spare USB ports for those times I need to plug something extra in (backup hard drive or printer, for example).

Purpose

Consider what you need your computer to do. Are you a light user who mostly needs it for checking bank statements and email? You won't need the computing power of a full-time streamer. Do you use graphic software a lot, or other specialized programs? Sometimes accessories like a thunderbolt 2 hdmi adapter can increase the functionality of your computer, other times you need to just get something that is more top-of-the-line but you'll be able to use for longer.

Customer Service

As noted above, customer service can make a big difference in the overall cost of your electronic products, especially when it comes to any repair needs. It can also save you time with troubleshooting or replacing defective products. 

Warranty

Generally, I've found it's not cost-effective to get an extended warranty. I know one option is to put the money you would have spent on an extended warranty in a specific account, and use that to pay for any repairs that may come up. We don't do that, but I know that over the years we've hardly had to have anything replaced or repaired, and several of those repairs we've been able to get for free. It does act as a little extra insurance, so you may decide that's worth the peace of mind though.

These are just some of the main factors to consider when it comes to shopping for electronics. Thanks to Lention for making this post possible!

Parenting Pointers: Spending Quality Time with Your Kids

Does this schedule look familiar?
  1. Wake up.
  2. Get the kids fed and ready for school
  3. Take the kids to school/preschool/daycare.
  4. Go to work.
  5. Pick up the kids from school
  6. Take each kid of their extracurricular activities.
  7. Pick up dinner, dry cleaning, and that other random thing you’ve been meaning to grab for weeks but keep forgetting (or just straight up procrastinating).
  8. Answer texts and emails during every still moment.
  9. Get home.
  10. Prepare dinner and meals for the next day. Eat standing at the counter with your phone in your hand answering more emails.
  11. Mow the lawn that’s suddenly become a jungle overnight.
  12. Spend quality time with your kids.
  13. Experience overwhelming guilt when you feel exhausted by the thought of trying to fit something meaningful to do with your kids into your schedule
  14. Declare yourself the worst parent in the world.

If this sounds like your every day, you’re not alone. Standards for what it means to be a good parent, especially for mothers, have reached nearly-unattainable levels in recent decades.

“There are a lot of cultural pressures for intensive parenting — the competition for jobs, what we think makes for a successful child, teenager and young adult, and what we think in a competitive society with few social supports is going to help them succeed,” said Melissa Milkie, a sociologist at the University of Toronto. That leads to mothers cutting back on sleep and time to themselves to spend what they are told to be the “correct” amount of time with their kids.

But listen to this: According to a large-scale study that Milkie and her colleagues conducted of parents raising kids ages 3 to 11, the amount of time parents spend with their kids makes virtually zero difference in how they turn out as adults. The quality of the time seems to make all the difference.

Before anyone thinks this is some kind of endorsement for absentee parenting, parents obviously need to be present in their kids’ lives. Collett Smart, a registered psychologist and educator, says, “Countless studies indicate one of the key factors that builds resilience in young people is a sense of being connected to adults.” Connection can’t happen if you aren’t around. Reading together, sharing meals, one-on-one conversations, and being warm and sensitive all have positive outcomes for kids.

However, it’s also clear that it isn’t the number of hours you clock as a parent that matters — how you choose to spend that time is what makes the difference.

But ... How Much Time?

It’s understandable if you’re shaking your head and thinking, “No, there’s got to be a number of hours I need to spend with my kids each week. Give me that number.”

During her research on this very topic, Washington Post writer Brigid Schulte asked Matthew Biel, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Georgetown University Medical Center, about the amount of time parents should spend with their kids. His response? “I’m not aware of any rich and telling literature on whether there’s a ‘sweet spot’ of the right amount of time to spend with kids.” Hitting a particular number of "required hours" can actually be detrimental to children. Researchers have found that parents who spend the bulk of their time with children watching TV or doing nothing can have a detrimental effect.

If it’s any consolation, looking at historical data on parenting should make you feel better. According to Schulte's research, the amount of time mothers spend with their kids today is actually higher than it was back in 1965. (Keep in mind that the number of working mothers rose from 41 percent in 1965 to 71 percent in 2014!) Dads are also spending more time with their kids, nearly tripling from 2.6 hours a week in 1965 to 7.2 in 2010.

So if part of the guilt you feel is spurred on by the thought, “I wish I could spend as much time with my kids as my parents spent with me,” congratulations! You’re doing it!

Speaking of that guilt ...

Stress Kills Quality

Researchers are finding that, when parents are stressed and sleep-deprived, the quality of the time they spend with their kids is low. Kei Nomaguchi, a sociologist at Bowling Green State University, said, “Mothers’ stress, especially when mothers are stressed because of the juggling with work and trying to find time with kids ... may actually be affecting their kids poorly.” Nomaguchi found that stressed-out parents can lead to behavioral and emotional problems (and even low math scores) in their kids.

The best things parents can do to ensure high-quality time with their kids is ... stop stressing about the time they are spending with their kids! Be present, free from distractions, and at peace.

Types of Quality Time

If you’re fresh out of ideas when it comes to spending quality time with your kids, here are some great suggestions to consider:

And don’t forget — sometimes the best thing you can do as a parent is to leave your child alone. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children need unstructured time to themselves for social and cognitive development.

Be Kind to Yourself, Parents

At the end of the day, acknowledge that you are doing your very best as a parent. Vague societal standards shouldn’t be the measuring sticks we use to define parental success. Whether that’s a 30-minute check-in at the end of each day or an hours-long activity once a week, look at what your children need and do your best to make sure everyone feels valued and loved.

It can be difficult to stay engaged with your loved ones, especially when there are so many distractions demanding our attention. Fortunately, if we turn off our phones, switch off our TVs, and give our families our undivided attention, we can rest assured that the few minutes of quality time we’re spending with them is making a big difference in their lives.

Money Makers: Bridge Jobs that Can Be Done from Home

 Between February and April of last year, 4.2 million women dropped out of the workforce. As of today, nearly 2 million have not yet returned. FlexJobs’ data revealed that 38% of working parents had to either reduce their hours or quit their jobs entirely because of the pandemic and childcare responsibilities.

 

To support women getting back into the workforce, FlexJobs is highlighting 10 bridge jobs that can be done from home.  A"bridge job" is a job that bridges the gap between your previous job and the next one and can help make ends meet while supporting your overall career strategy. More about the benefits and possible downsides to bridge jobs here.

 

The career team at FlexJobs has created resources like a resume template that may be helpful, as well as how to make the most of LinkedIn’s new caregiver title options.  

 

FlexJobs' career coaches are happy to discuss this in greater detail!


1. Administrative

Administrative professionals might manage the office, handle personnel matters, incoming and outgoing communications, and assist customers.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Virtual Assistant
  • Transcriptionist
  • Executive Administrative Assistant

2. Bilingual

In a bilingual job, professionals help bridge the communication gap by helping people from different countries or regions communicate.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • English to Korean Content Translator
  • Portuguese Content Editor
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

3. Bookkeeping

Bookkeepers help companies maintain their accounts, also known as the general ledger. Bookkeepers record all transactions, including debits and credits, and may also produce financial statements.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Payable Analyst
  • Associate Bookkeeper

4. Call Center

Call center workers help customers with their concerns. Some call centers only handle incoming calls, while other centers may conduct outbound calling for market research, surveys, or appointment setting.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Lead Generation Specialist
  • Short Term Rental Properties – Bilingual Customer Support
  • Call Center Representative

5. Computer & IT

In the Computer & IT field, workers provide in-house support for internal computer systems.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Customer Success Manager
  • Information Security Project Manager
  • Developer

6. Customer Service

Customer Service Representatives are the point of contact for customers, answering their questions or helping them resolve concerns.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Customer Success Manager
  • Call Center Representative
  • Phone Customer Support – Outdoor Equipment

7. Data Entry

Data entry roles help companies process large amounts of information. Many data entry jobs include entering data into a computer or other secure filing system and often involve other clerical activities.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Data Entry Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant, Data Entry – Telephone

8. Education and Training

Education and Training professionals help people learn the materials through classroom or virtual presentations and individual instruction.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Middle School Science Content Editor
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

9. Teaching

Teachers educate students of all ages, whether in a formal school environment or as a one-on-one tutor. Teachers are usually subject matter experts in one or several areas and help students grasp the main concepts.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Online English Tutor
  • English Coach
  • ESL Instructor

10. Writing

Writers create a variety of written materials for audiences. This can include blogs for websites, scripts for podcasts, or even news stories for news-based websites.

Recent work-from-home bridge jobs:

  • Web Content Writer
  • Updates Editor
  • Grant Assistant