Lifestyles — Wilton Library
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Lifestyles

General

  • Alternative Press Review
    (http://www.altpr.org/)
    Articles, news, reviews, and links.
  • InnerSelf
    (http://www.innerself.com/)
    “Dedicated to rediscovering Wisdom, Peace, Joy & Harmony.” Hundreds of articles to assist in creating the life you want.

Gay/Lesbian/Trans*

  • Lesbian Worlds
    (http://www.lesbianworlds.com/)
    Providing resources, support, and information on issues relevant to lesbians, bisexual, and transgendered women.
  • PFLAG
    (http://www.pflag.org/)
    International support and advocacy group for parents, families, and friends of lesbians, gay men, and transgendered people. Find a local chapter, learn about advocacy opportunities, and read news and original articles.
  • People with a History
    (http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/pwh/)
    This online guide has hundreds of original texts documenting the history of gay, lesbian, and trans* people from ancient times to the present day. A special themes section has articles on same-sex marriage, bisexuality, and gay criticism of “gay culture.”
  • Queer Resources Directory
    (http://www.qrd.org/qrd/)
    The QRD (short for Queer Resources Directory) is an electronic library with news clippings, political contact information, newsletters, essays, images, hyperlinks, and every other kind of information resource of interest to the GLBO community. Information is stored for the use of casual network users and serious researchers alike.

Gender

  • Feminist.com
    (http://www.feminist.com/)
    Feminist.com is a thriving online community fostering awareness, education and activism for women all across the world. We serve as the Internet’s definitive hub for resources and information dedicated to women’s equality, justice, wellness and safety.
  • iVillage.com: The Internet for Women
    (http://www.ivillage.com/)
    Health, relationships, parenting, travel, money, hobbies, and more. Explore news, bulletin boards, and chat rooms, or find an expert to help.
  • The Men’s Center
    (http://www.themenscenter.com/)
    Vast resource links and an extensive library of articles on such varied topics as work, fatherhood, and different perspective on the male response to feminism.
  • Healthline – Menopause
    (http://www.healthline.com/health/menopause)
    Healthline provides a very comprehensive overview of Menopause as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.
  • Women’s eNews
    (http://womensenews.org/)
    Women’s eNews is a prize-winning nonprofit daily Internet-based news service supported by its readers, events, foundations and resale of its content. It is the definitive source of substantive news–unavailable anywhere else–covering issues of particular concern to women and their allies. Launched in 2000, the independent media outlet provides women, and those who care about women, the news they need to know.
  • Women’s Issues
    (http://womensissues.about.com/)
    Original articles, a chat room and bulletin board, newsletters, and a categorized collection of the best of the Web.

Recovery

  • Addictions.org Guide to recovery
    (http://www.addictions.org/)
    Alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, sex, and more. A huge collection of Web resources for those recovering from an addiction or looking to learn more about the recovery process.
  • Alcoholism/Substance Abuse
    (http://alcoholism.about.com/)
    Original articles, a chat room and bulletin board, newsletters, and a categorized collection of the best of the Web.
  • Find a Meeting
    (http://alcoholism.about.com/od/meetings)
    Whether you’re looking for online or face-to-face, AA, Al-Anon, NA, or alternative approaches, these directories will guide you.
  • Recovery Resources
    (http://www.recovery-resources.org/)
    Personal stories, support, links, articles, discussion forums, advice, and more.
  • Sober Recovery
    (http://www.soberrecovery.com/)
    SoberRecovery® & SoberRecovery Community Forums lists hundreds of drug rehab centers, drug addiction treatment and alcoholism treatment resources in the U.S., Canada, and Overseas.

Relationships & Motivation

  • At Health
    (http://www.athealth.com/)
    Get the latest mental health news, learn about disorders and conditions, locate resources for emotional growth and healing.
  • DivorceSupport
    (http://www.divorcesupport.com/)
    Helpful information about divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, modifications, separation, alimony – spousal support, divorce laws, statutes, and much more.
  • Family and Relationships
    (http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/family/index.aspx)
    This site from the American Psychological Association may help explain and maintain healthy, loving relationships.
  • Straight Spouse Network
    (http://www.straightspouse.org/home.php)
    This site offers help to straight spouses whose partners have disclosed that they are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

Religion/Spirituality

  • Beliefnet
    (http://www.beliefnet.com/)
    This multifaith, independent resource and community aims to help people meet their own spiritual needs with information and discussions focusing on prayer, science & religion, gender & sexuality, and more.
  • Internet Public Library: Religions
    (http://www.ipl.org/IPLBrowse/GetSubject?vid=13&cid=1&tid=7020&parent=6925)
    General religion resources with links to other sites. Topics run from African tribal ceremonies to Utopias.
  • Religion and Spirituality
    (http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/)
    A large collection of resources from the Open Directory Project — ranging from Advaita Vedanta to Zoroastrianism.
  • Religion & Spirituality
    (http://home.about.com/religion/index.htm)
    Online communities with chat rooms and bulletin boards as well as original articles and extensive links to the best of the Web for faiths from Agnosticism/Atheism to Pagan/Wiccan Religion.
  • Religion Facts
    (http://www.religionfacts.com/)
    Religion, or at least religious inquiry, is something that virtually all humans have in common. In all corners of the world and in all eras of history, people have wondered about the meaning of life, how to make the best of it, what happens afterwards, and if there is anyone or anything “out there.” The goal of ReligionFacts is to provide free, reliable information — “just the facts” — on the various answers that have been given to these questions, as well as the rituals and customs that go along with them.
  • The Religious Movements Homepage Project
    (http://web.archive.org/web/20060907005952/http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/relmove/)
    From the University of Virginia, this site provides objective and scholarly information about more than 200 mainstream and nontraditional religious groups, with links to thousands of related sites.