Websites of the Month
A place to stay for academics on the move
Interested in house-sitting in Greece for the summer while doing research? Need an apartment in Paris for an academic year?
This site "helps academic communities around the world find or list houses or apartments for rent, exchange or house-sit when on sabbatical leave, research trip, exchange program, relocation or vacations." Users can search the varieties of accommodations by country, city or university and can search for people based on renter versus house-sitter preference. The site also provides links to other helpful sabbatical resources with information such as how to prepare for a sabbatical and how to rent a car during a sabbatical.
One-stop health information
Formatted like an online magazine, this site--a service of the Nemours Foundation--offers health information for parents, children and teen-agers. Information on a variety of topics is presented as articles in all three age group sections in familiar and age-appropriate language. The site includes a wide range of physical and mental health information, such as birth stories and information about children's developmental stages for parents and a tour of the human body and health-learning games for kids and teens. Other sections include questions about mental health for children and information on depression and suicide for teens. Visitors can ask questions and all information is reviewed by a team of editors and medical professionals.
Free access to quality-of-life information
The Australian Center on Quality of Life's (QOL) Web site, which aims to provide resources to researchers, students and practitioners on QOL-related matters, offers free QOL materials, including QOL instruments and an extensive searchable list of references and information about QOL conferences. The site can also be used as a portal to other QOL-related sites, and members can receive updates about new material.
Learn the latest in emotional intelligence in the workplace
Through this site, the Emotional Intelligence (EI) Consortium seeks to advance high-quality EI research and practice in organizational settings.
The site offers free chapters of new books, information on EI measurement tools, a list of references on the subject matter, as well as links to purchase specific EI books.
Visitors can check out the consortium's latest research and also browse its "wish list" of future research. Additionally, the site provides a list of programs the consortium has identified as having raised the level of social and emotional competence for adults in the workplace.