Hidden gems for November

Hidden-Gems-300x300-1Caroline and DQ from the Quality Review team have hooked us up again with this month’s gems. Maybe you should consider taking a break from learning Photoshop or studying for your CCNA certification and carve a watermelon? Or train your cat? Whatever you can think of, there’s probably a Udemy course to satisfy your curiosity.


screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-7-58-58-amKid’s Anti-Bully Self Defense: Christian Martial Art Paideia
Designed for kids ages 5-10, the course draws upon the martial art of Kagos Alon to teach self-defense based on Christian principles. Kids will find the content fun and easy to remember, and don’t worry—they won’t be doing anything violent. This practice is non-militant, and parents are encouraged to learn along with their children. Thanks to fantastic video quality, you can really follow the instructors’ moves. You’ll appreciate their inclusive, encouraging style too.

screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-8-02-00-amHow To Make A Tropical Watermelon Fruit Bowl Arrangement
Move way, WAY beyond simple fruit salad and serve your guests creations that are a feast for the eyes too. Instructor Tatiana Ambrose walks you through all the steps for carving a watermelon and using it as the base for a fabulous-looking fruit arrangement. She’s lively and enthusiastic and will motivate you to get creative and have fun with fruit!

screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-8-03-46-amCat Essentials: Litter Box
“Hello and meow,” as instructor and cat therapist Constance Boehle says by way of introduction. In this course, she wants to help you “create the correct toilet circumstances for your cat.” Even if you have multiple felines living with you, Constance’s advice will make them happy doing their business while also keeping your home odor-free. This might be our favorite course this month!

screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-8-05-11-amBeginner’s Guide to Kettlebells at Home
Maybe you’ve seen these oddly shaped weights at the gym. Kettlebells are widely touted as an effective fitness tool, but as with any exercise practice, you need to learn how to perform your reps safely and correctly for maximum benefit. Instructor Delaine Ross uses advanced filming and screencast techniques to bring this course to life. If you want to get in shape but don’t want to pay for a fancy gym membership, you’ll definitely want to check out Delaine’s instruction.