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Beginner's Guide to Getting Published
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Beginner's Guide to Getting Published

$115

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Do you know the five most common reasons why manuscripts are instantly rejected? If your goal is to become a published freelance writer of fiction or nonfiction for books or magazines, this comprehensive course will help you guide your work directly into the hands of an editor and onto the shelves of your favorite stores. Your success in the writing game will be determined by the amount of credibility publishers attach to you and your work.

This course will teach you how to give yourself the kind of credibility you need to succeed. This course will provide you with instant access to critical information most other writers don't discover for years and will walk you through every step of the publishing process. If you really want to be a writer, this course will give you all the tools you need to get published.

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Certificate in Mindfulness
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Certificate in Mindfulness

$80

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Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present moment and is a key component in a wide variety of current, widely-recognized healing interventions. Neuroscientists are mapping how mindfulness training can change and improve brain health, and scholars are taking a fresh look at the nature of "self," emotion regulation, compassion, wisdom, and the far reaches of human potential.

Mindfulness reduces stress and anxiety and improves health, improves personal and professional relationships, contributes to improved productivity in the workplace, leads to long-term health changes that result in fewer chronic illnesses, reduces demand on the health care system, and improves the quality of life. This certificate addresses how to support mindfulness in all areas of life. It provides a solid foundation of knowledge and information to support individuals who wish to enhance their own well-being as well as health care professionals who wish to evolve in their profession, create new job opportunities for themselves in the exploding field of mindfulness, health promotion, lifestyle coaching, etc. (8 contact hours)

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Certificate in Stress Management
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Certificate in Stress Management

$84

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Events, people, and circumstances fill our normal daily lives—along with a certain amount of stress. Stress is at epidemic levels in the world today. Currently, as many as 90 percent of all visits to health-care providers in the United States are considered to be stress-related.

Stress affects every aspect of the body, mind, and spirit, resulting in a wide range of symptoms from headaches or stomach ailments to heart disease or death. The outcome of this certificate is to describe the physiological, social, and psychological aspects of stress; examine the relationship between stress and health, nutrition, and physical activity; identify causes and health effects of workplace stress; and explore modalities to reduce and manage stress. (14 contact hours)

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Designing Effective Websites
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Designing Effective Websites

$115

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These days, creating a website is so easy almost anyone can do it. But with all the competition on the web, creating a site that's effective is more challenging than ever. Regardless of your current skills or level of knowledge, in this course you'll master the basics of web design and learn how to build sites that are better and more effective.

You'll examine the tension between form and function, explore the six major states of the website development process, and learn the basics of user-centered design. You'll also cover the five basic steps to organizing information, find out how site design themes can be used for information delivery, and review website design considerations. Along the way, you'll learn about effective type and graphics and explore the idea of Web 2.0. This course is a must for web designers, giving the tips and tools that will help them establish a solid career.

 

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Discover Digital Photography
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Discover Digital Photography

$100

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Discover Digital Photography is designed for the novice photographer with no previous experience with digital cameras. This course will teach you all about digital cameras, from DSLRs to smart phone cameras and what different equipment is used for.

You will learn about different display methods for your camera, including sizing, print options, online storage, and how social media factors into digital photography. And if you have old slides, negatives, or prints, this course will also teach you how to scan those "old school" photo assets. After completing the course, you will understand how the process of composing photos has changed with the evolving capabilities of digital photography.

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Eating Smart, Being Active

Free

with Deborah Barnett, EFNEP CEA

9 lesson series lead by an EFNEP educator through Zoom or by telephone Taught one-to-one or to a group at varying times Participants learn about healthy eating, meal planning, food budgeting, food safety, and have a chance to make new recipes at home. This class incorporates: -A lesson video (15 minutes) and a physical activity segment by video (15 minutes) to watch at home -A link to a new tasty and fun recipe to make at home -A live, interactive meeting lead by a nutrition educator by phone or by Zoom (30 minutes) -Optional: Virtual Cooking Matters Store Tour — at the completion of this class you will receive a $10 Hannaford gift card Participants will have access to a free app that contains free recipes, a step counter, a physical activity tracker, and a unit price calculator to help you save money at the store. After completion of the class, participants will receive a graduation certificate, reusable shopping bag, grocery list, vegetable peeler, produce scrub brush, water bottle, cookbook, measuring cups and spoons, a freezer thermometer and a food thermometer.

Introduction to Guitar
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Introduction to Guitar

$100

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Learn to play guitar, and become the musician you've always wanted to be! In these fun and informative lessons, you'll build basic guitar skills step-by-step with the help of hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed illustrations.

The classical guitar skills you'll master in this course will allow you to play any style of music, from hard rock to country-and-western. And that's not all! Good guitar players know that the secret to making beautiful music is to practice, practice, practice—so that's what you'll do. You'll make rapid progress as you follow a carefully planned practice schedule that reinforces each new skill you learn. Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate student, this course will take your musical talent to the next level. By the time you're finished, you'll be well on your way to becoming a skilled guitar player.

 

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Introduction to Python 3 Programming

$115

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The Python programming language was developed to provide a way to develop code that's easy to create and understand. While Python contains the same basic structures as other languages, it also offers unique functionality that makes your life as a programmer easier. This course will show you how to create basic programming structures like decisions and loops.

Then, you will move on to more advanced topics such as object-oriented programming with classes and exceptions. In addition, you will explore unique Python data structures such as tuples and dictionaries.You will even learn how to create Python programs with graphic elements that range from simple circles and squares to graphical user interface (GUI) objects like buttons and labels.

Whether you're interested in writing simple scripts, full programs, or graphical user interfaces, this course will give you the tools you need to use Python with skill and confidence.

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