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Squidoo Topics and How to Use Them!

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The A-Z of Squidoo Topics, Subtopics & Sub-Subtopics!

Squidoo Topics can help your lens get found! But with literally thousands of topics, subtopics and even sub-subtopics, what to do with them all? What does it mean for your lenses? Where should they go? Do you care??

Well, you should!

As well as listing ALL the Squidoo Topics and Squidoo Subtopics in one handy place, this lens tells you why. So, are you ready to have fun with Squidoo Topics?

Good! Then let's get started!

In 2011, Squidoo replaced their old, basic set of Squidoo categories with a brand spanking new one. We went from 32 main topics to (wait for it... drum roll please!), at last count, 26 Main Topics, 348 Subtopics, and 2977 Sub-Subtopics. Yes, that's right, 2977!!

So, how can you utilize the new topics to benefit your lenses? In lots of ways! Read on to find out more. In this lens, you'll find a complete catalogue of all the topics (I went googley-eyed at one point but hey, I used to be a school librarian, I have met and conquered the Dewey Decimal System!!), tips and ideas for choosing the right topics, how to use the topics creatively, plus lots of fun polls, places to voice your opinion and even a quiz, too.

Let's get SquidTopical!

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Introducing Squidoo Topics...

Back in 2010, Squidoo announced that they were revamping their categories and introducing subtopics. On 30th December 2010 lensmasters got to preview the new topics along with a bulk recategorizer to sort all their current lenses.

The new Topics, Subtopics and Sub-Subtopics went live on 12 January 2011, with newly designed monster "neighbourhood" pages featuring "best of" lists and links to the Top 100 in each subtopic.

WHAT ARE TOPICS, SUBTOPICS & SUB-SUBTOPICS?

It can get a bit confusing talking about all these topics, can't it! Basically, here is the breakdown:

TOPIC (sometimes called a Main Topic or Top Level Topic. These are the broad topics)

SUBTOPIC (the next level of topics found under a main Topic. These start sorting into specifics)

SUB-SUBTOPICS (the last level of topics under Subtopics. These start to get niche! When categorizing, this level is optional, as there may not always be an appropriate sub-subtopic for your lens)

So, the system goes:

TOPIC > SUBTOPIC > SUB-SUBTOPIC

For example:

PETS & ANIMALS (Topic) > DOGS (Subtopic) > LARGE DOG BREEDS (Optional Sub-Subtopic)

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Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Arts & Design

SUBTOPICS: 13 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 111

Welcome to the

Arts & Design Topic!

This is where you need to go for everything about art, painting, drawing, design, photography, crafts, needlecrafts and scrapbooking.

If you're a keen crafter, you might like to include your lens in the So Crafty Magazine. If your lens is in one of the craft categories (including the holiday crafts) then you will have the option to opt in or out in the lens workshop.

ART BUSINESS & MARKETING

Art Careers *** Art Consulting *** Art Fair Venues *** Art Galleries Online *** Art Marketing

ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS

International Galleries and Museums *** US Galleries and Museums

ART SUPPLIES

Canvas *** Ceramic Supplies *** Cutting Tools *** Drawing & Illustration Supplies *** Easels *** Framing Supplies *** Painting Supplies *** Papers & Boards *** Other Art Supplies

CRAFTING

Beading *** Candlemaking *** Ceramics and Pottery *** Christmas Crafts *** Craft Kits *** Crafting Ideas *** Dollhouses *** Fiber Arts *** Floral Crafts *** Halloween Crafts *** Jewelry Making *** Kids Crafts *** Leatherwork *** Macramé *** Needlework *** Origami *** Paper Crafts *** Pottery *** Soap Making *** Thanksgiving Crafts *** Tole Painting *** Weaving *** Woodworking *** Other Crafting Topics

CROTCHET, SEWING & KNITTING

Crochet Patterns *** Knitting Patterns *** Quilting *** Sewing Machines *** Sewing Patterns *** Other Crochet Topics *** Other Knitting Topics *** Other Sewing Topics

DRAWING

Cartoon Drawing *** Charcoal Drawing *** Computer Drawing *** Figure Drawing *** Pencil Drawing *** Technical Drawing *** Other Drawing Topics

FINE ART

Architecture *** Art History *** Art Museums *** Art Restoration *** Artists *** Calligraphy *** Conceptual Art *** Illustration *** Mosaics *** Printmaking *** Other Fine Art

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Animation *** Clip Art *** Design Software *** Digital Art *** Web Design *** Other Graphic Design Topics

INTERIOR DESIGN

Fabric Design *** Hire an Interior Designer *** Home Décor *** Lighting *** Painting Your Home *** Other Interior Design Topics

PAINTING

Acrylic Painting *** Famous Painters *** Landscape Painting *** Model Painting *** Oil Painting *** Still Life Painting *** Watercolor Painting *** Other Painting Topics

PHOTOGRAPHY

Black and White Photography *** Choosing the right camera *** Digital Camera Review *** Digital Photography *** Food Photography *** Pet Photography *** Photographers *** Photographing Kids *** Photography Ideas *** Photoshop Tips and Tricks *** Travel Photography *** Wildlife Photography *** Other Photography Topics

SCRAPBOOKING

Art Journaling *** Digital Scrapbooking *** Scrapbooking Materials *** Scrapbooking Stamps *** Scrapbooking Tips *** Other Scrapbooking Topics

SCULPTURE

Carving *** Famous Sculptors *** History of Sculpture *** Sculpture Instruction *** Sculpturing Supplies *** Other Sculpture Topics

Quick, What Do You Think of Squidoo Topics?

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Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Books, Poetry & Writing

SUBTOPICS: 10 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 58

Welcome to the

Books, Poetry & Writing Topic!

This is where you need to come for lenses about books, authors, comics, writing, publishing, libraries and periodicals.

If you love books, then why not write a book review using the SquidLit Co-Brand?

AUDIOBOOKS

Fiction Audiobooks *** Nonfiction Audiobooks

AUTHORS

Business Authors *** Fiction Authors *** Magazine Writers *** Nonfiction Authors *** Other Authors

BOOKS

Biographies and Memoirs *** Book publishing industry *** Business Books *** Children's Books *** Ebooks *** Fantasy *** General Fiction *** General Nonfiction *** Horror *** Mystery *** Reading Lists *** Reference Books *** Romance *** Science Fiction *** Self-help books *** Short Stories *** Young Adult Books

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Comic Books *** Comic-Con *** Graphic Novels *** Movie Adaptations *** Superheroes

CREATIVE & COMMERCIAL WRITING

Ghostwriters *** Screenplays *** Technical Writing *** Writing Conferences *** Writing Jobs

LIBRARIES & USED BOOKS

Local Libraries *** University Libraries *** Used Book Collections *** Other Library Topics

NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES

Art & Architecture Magazines *** Fashion Magazines *** Gossip Magazines *** Health Magazines *** Hobby Magazines *** Men's Magazines *** Newspapers *** Political Magazines *** Women's Magazines

POETRY

Famous Poets *** Haiku *** How to write poetry *** Poetry Reviews *** Sonnets

PUBLISHING TIPS

How to find a literary agent *** How to get published *** Self publishing

WRITING TIPS

Blogging Tips *** How to write a novel *** How to write online

Think Outside the Box... - Where would your lens do BEST?

The most important thing I can stress here is to get to know the topics! Browse this page and take in what goes where. Some subjects are either duplicated in a similar way in two different topics, or related subtopics are spread across different topics.

Here are some tips!

  • Know your subtopics and sub-subtopics and post appropriately! For example, you might think a lens about unicorns would go under Legends or Myths in the Culture & Society topic. But did you know that there is actually a subtopic for Legendary Creatures? And it's not with the Myths and Legends sub-subtopics - it's under Pets and Animals!
  • If you're unsure as to where to put a lens, or deliberating between two sub-subtopics, study the lensranks of the lenses in the top 100. Which will be easier for you to rank higher in?
  • Don't be afraid to re-categorize! If a lens is getting lost in a sub-subtopic, think about moving it, but ONLY if there is another equally relevant sub-subtopic. It's no good putting lenses about spoons under Bestselling Video Games!
  • Who is going to be looking for your lens? What would you look under if you were looking for your lens?
  • Think about SquidAngels and other lensmasters too. If you want your lens to be found, it needs to be somewhere relevant!
  • If you can't find a subtopic or sub-subtopic that you want, don't go running off to the subtopic nomination form just yet. Think about where else it might be first, and only nominate if you're absolutely sure it doesn't exist.

    For example, if you've made a lens about Easter crafts but don't know where to stick it under Arts & Design > Crafting, where else might it go? That's right - under Holidays & Celebrations > Easter - because that has a sub-subtopic for Easter Crafts! And if people are looking for Easter ideas, they're more likely to visit a topic about Easter, right?

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Business & Work

SUBTOPICS: 9 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 50

Welcome to the

Business and Work Topic!

This is where you need to come for business tips, real estate, work at home, jobs, marketing & PR ideas, business networking and more.

If you have a business lens you might want to showcase it in the UpMarket Magazine. If your lens is in a suitable business category you will be able to opt in or out of the magazine.

ADVERTISING

Copywriting for advertising *** Online ads *** Print ads *** Tips for good ad design *** TV ads

BUSINESS

Accounting and Taxes *** Business Ethics *** Business Icons *** Business Schools *** Customer Service *** Finance *** Human Resources *** Manufacturing *** Startups

EMPLOYMENT

Employment Advice *** How to ask for a raise *** Job Fairs *** Job Interviews *** Resumes *** Salaries *** Other Employment Topics

INTERNET

Blogging Advice *** Make money online *** Web Companies *** Web Startups

MARKETING

Branding *** Online Marketing *** Social media marketing *** Viral marketing *** Other Marketing

PUBLIC RELATIONS & PROMOTION

Free online PR *** PR agencies *** Promotion Tips *** Writing Press Releases

REAL ESTATE

Best cities to live in *** Commercial Real Estate *** How to buy a home *** How to sell a home *** Mortgages *** Office Space *** Real Estate History *** Realtor Profiles *** Refinance

SMALL BUSINESS

How to run a franchise *** Raising money for your business *** Starting A Small Business *** Writing a Small Business Plan

WORK AT HOME

Home Business Taxes *** Setting Up a Home Office *** Tips For Working At Home

The Old Squidoo Categories - in case you've forgotten them already...

Remember when there were just 32 little headings to categorize under? Here is a recap of the old list for the nostalgic among you...

  • ABOUT ME
  • ANIMALS
  • ART
  • BOOKS
  • BUSINESS
  • CARS & TRUCKS
  • COMPUTERS, TECH & GEEK
  • DIY & HOBBIES
  • DUELS
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • FOOD & COOKING
  • GREEN LIVING
  • HEALTH & MEDICINE
  • HOME & GARDEN
  • HOW TO & EDUCATION
  • HUMOR
  • LOCAL
  • MOVIES & TV
  • MUSIC
  • NEWS & POLITICS
  • NON-PROFIT& VOLUNTEERING
  • PARENTING & KIDS
  • PEOPLE
  • POP CULTURE & CELEBS
  • RELIGION & SPIRITUALITY
  • SEO & AFFILIATE MARKETING
  • SHOPPING
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SQUIDOO TIPS
  • TRAVEL
  • VIDEO GAMES
  • WORK AT HOME

New Categories VS Old Categories!

What do you think of the new Squidoo categorisation? Was it a long time coming, or has it got you yearning for the good old days?

Squidoo categories - old or new?

Photo Credit: Morguefile

Photo Credit: Morguefile

Cars

SUBTOPICS: 13 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 59

Welcome to the

Cars Topic!

This is where you need to come for all things car-related, from buying and selling a car to vintage and classic models, as well as racing, motorcycles and trucks.

If you're a total car enthusiast, why not test the knowledge of other car lovers with the fun SquidQuiz Co-Brand?

AUTOMOTIVE RESTORATION

Automotive Restoration Books *** Body Restoration *** Engine Restoration

BUYING A CAR

Buying New Cars *** Buying Used Cars *** Car Buying Guides *** Car Reviews *** Vehicle Financing

CAR AFTERMARKET OPTIONS

Auto Upgrades *** Car Stereos *** Exterior Aftermarket Options *** Hydraulics *** Interior Aftermarket Options

CAR ENTHUSIASTS

American Car Makes and Models *** Antique Cars *** Car Shows *** Classic Cars *** Concept Cars *** Custom Cars *** Foreign Car Makes and Models *** Hot Rods *** Kit Cars and Replicas *** Vintage Cars

CAR MAINTENANCE

Auto Detailing *** Cleaning your Car *** General Car Maintenance

CAR PARTS & ACCESSORIES

Car Parts *** Exterior Car Accessories *** Interior Car Accessories

CAR RACING

Amateur Car Racing *** Drag Racing *** Formula One *** NASCAR *** Off-road racing *** Open Seat Racing *** Rally Racing

CAR REPAIR

Do It Yourself Car Repair *** General Car Repair

DRIVING & SAFETY

Drivers Education and School *** Driving Safety and Tips

MOTORCYLES

Cruiser Motorcycles *** Motocross *** Motorcycle Rallies *** Motorcycle Reviews *** Scooters *** Sport Bikes *** Trikes

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

4 Wheelers *** GoKarts *** Motorhomes and Campers

SELLING A CAR

Car Appraisals *** Car Selling Tips *** Selling a Car Online

TRUCKS

4x4s *** American Trucks *** Foreign Trucks *** Monster Trucks *** Truck Accessories *** Truck Repair

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Why It Pays to Know Your Topics!

Stretching your Writing Ideas with Categories

One of the things I love most about the new topics is that they keep making me think of new lens ideas! How many new and creative lenses will be made because of topic inspiration, I wonder?

Getting to know your topics well, in particular your sub-subtopics, serves three main purposes:

1. You know where to put your lenses when you create them, meaning they are more likely to be found by other lensmasters and visitors - if they are browsing a topic and your lens is both enticing and on-topic, they will be more likely to read it.

2. You generate ideas! You might see a sub-subtopic about a hobby, or place, or object that you hadn't even thought about making a lens for, but that triggers something in your creative brain. Ping! A whole new lens, or even better, a whole new niche!

3. Getting to know your sub-subtopics by visiting them means you'll get to see which ones are empty or lacking in either amount of content, or quality/relevant content. You can sneak right in there and start making that sub-subtopic look fab, and when people go looking, it's your lenses they'll click on!

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Computers & Electronics

SUBTOPICS: 9 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 76

Welcome to the

Computers and Electronics Topic!

This is where you need to come for reviews, information and help on PCs, Macs, music players, TVs, cameras and a plethora of other gadgets!

If you're writing about apps and the gadgets that go with them, then you might want to submit your lens to the Hot Apps Magazine powered by Dolphin. If your lens is in a relevant category you will be able to opt in or out in the lens workshop.

APPLE

Apple Accessories *** iMac *** iPad *** iPod *** Mac tips and tricks *** Macbooks *** Other Mac Info

DIGITAL CAMERAS

Batteries and Chargers *** Buying a camera *** Camera Cases and Bags *** Canon *** Digital Camera Reviews *** Fuji *** GE *** Kodak *** Memory Cards *** Nikon *** Panasonic *** Polaroid *** Sony *** Other Digital Cameras

EREADERS

Kindle *** Nook *** Sony Digital Reader *** Other EReader Topics

GADGETS

Digital Photo Frames *** GPS *** Tablets *** Unique Gadgets *** Other Gadgets

HOME AUDIO

Audio Equipment *** CD-Cassette Players *** Home Theater Systems *** Record Players *** Stereo Systems *** Vintage Radios *** Other Home Audio

PCS

Buying a new PC *** Computer Hardware *** Computer Software *** Desktop Computers *** Laptop Computers *** Networking *** Operating Systems *** PC Troubleshooting *** Printers and Scanners *** Wireless keyboards *** Wireless mouse *** Other PC Topics

SMARTPHONES

Android *** Blackberry *** Buying a Smartphone *** iPhone *** Palm *** Symbian OS *** Windows Mobile *** Other Smartphones

TELEVISIONS

Buying a TV *** Haier *** HDTV TVs *** LCD TVs *** LG *** Magnavox *** Mitsubishi *** Panasonic *** Plasma TVs *** Samsung *** Sony BRAVIA *** Vintage Televisions *** VIZIO *** Other TV Topics

VIDEO CAMERAS

Digital Camcorders *** Flip Video *** High-Definition Cameras *** Video Camera Accessories *** Other Video Cameras

1. ART & DESIGN

* Showcase your own art or an artist you know!

* Made something from scratch? Photograph the stages and make a craft tutorial

2. BOOKS, POETRY & WRITING

* Love a certain author? Recommend similar books that other fans might like!

* Been successful in an area of writing? Share your tips!

3. BUSINESS & WORK

* Work from home or run a business? Share your tips, successes, weaknesses, or ideas!

* Think your city is the greatest? Write about it in the Real Estate subtopic!

4. CARS

* Love a certain make of car? Tell us why!

* Learning to drive? Share your trials and tribulations or recommend the most helpful books you found!

5. COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS

* Know your way around a MacBook? Create a series of helpful guides for Mac newbies!

* Pit your favourite camera, printer or home audio brand against another popular make in a Monkeybrain debate!

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Culture & Society

SUBTOPICS: 15 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 202

Welcome to the

Culture and Society Topic!

This is where you need to come for a wide range of facts, philosophies and fantasy - will it be history, social issues, politics, philosophy, religion, legends, languages or the paranormal that floats your boat?

There's always lots to debate about our society, so why not stage an online debate using the Hey, Monkeybrain! Co-Brand?

ATHEISM & AGNOSTICISM

Atheism and Morality *** History of Atheism and Skepticism *** Practical Atheism *** Theoretical Atheism

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

4-H *** Boy Scouts *** Clubs *** Community Organizations *** Community Projects *** Girl Scouts *** Neighborhood Crime Watch *** Neighborhood Newsletters *** Rotary Clubs *** Senior Citizen Activities *** Social Groups *** Starting a Club *** Youth Activities

GOTH CULTURE

Goth Accessories *** Goth Art and Photography *** Goth Books *** Goth Clothing *** Goth Crafts *** Goth Décor *** Goth History *** Goth Makeup and Hair *** Goth Movies *** Goth Music *** Other Goth Topics

HISTORY

Age of Discovery *** Age of Enlightenment *** Age of Revolution *** Ancient Era *** Antiquity *** Atomic Age *** Cold War *** Dark Ages *** Digital Revolution *** Early America *** Edwardian Era *** Elizabethan Era *** End of the Century *** Explorers *** Famous Inventors *** Georgian Era *** Hellenic Period *** Hippie Movement *** Historians *** Imagination Age *** Industrial Revolution *** Information Age *** Jacobean Era *** Local History *** Military History *** Modern History *** Mycenaean Greece *** Napoleonic Era *** Post Medieval *** Postwar America *** Pre-Columbian Era *** Prehistoric Era *** Revolutionary America *** Space Age *** The Colonial Period *** The New Millennium *** The Renaissance *** The Vietnam Era *** The Young Republic *** Tudor Period *** US History *** Victorian Era *** Women's Movement *** World History *** Other History

LANGUAGES

Accents *** Cultural Body Language *** Dialects *** Language Translation *** Learn Foreign Languages *** Learn Language Online *** Meaning of Words *** Slang *** Teach a Language

LEGENDS & FOLKLORE

American Folklore *** Ancient Egypt Legends *** Fables *** Fairy Folklore *** Folklore *** Greek Mythology *** Legends *** Myths *** Numerology *** Tarot Cards *** Urban Legends

MILITARY

Air Force *** Army *** Battles *** Civil Wars *** Coast Guard *** History of War *** Marine Corps *** Military History *** Navy *** Veterans *** War Propaganda *** Weapons *** World Wars *** Other Military Topics

PARANORMAL

Astrology and Zodiac Signs *** Ghosts and Ghost Hunting *** Haunted Houses *** Hauntings *** Paranormal Experiences *** Psychic Readings *** Psychics *** UFOs *** Unexplained Phenomenons

PHILOSOPHY

Applied Philosophy *** Contemporary Philosophy *** Eastern philosophy *** Medieval Philosophy *** Modern Philosophy *** Philosophers *** Renaissance Philosophy *** Western Philosophy

POLITICS

Political Leaders *** US Politics *** Political Issues *** World Politics *** Voting and Elections *** Laws and Requirements *** Other Politics

RELIGION

Angels and Demons *** Bahaism *** Bible Study *** Buddhism *** Christianity *** Confucianism *** Exploring Religious Options *** Hinduism *** Islam *** Jainism *** Judaism *** New Age *** Religious Activities *** Religious Education *** Religious Ethics *** Religious Practices *** Religious Services *** Scientology *** Shintoism *** Sikhism *** Unitarian-Universalism *** Wiccan/Pagan/Druid *** Other Types of Religion

SOCIAL ISSUES

Abortion *** Activism *** Civil Rights *** Consumer Advocacy and Information *** Discrimination *** Drinking and Smoking *** Education Reform *** Euthanasia *** Feminism *** Firearms *** Gay Marriage *** Healthcare Reform *** Homelessness *** Human Rights *** Immigration *** Patriotism *** Pollution *** Poverty *** Tax Reform *** Term Limits *** Unemployment *** Other Social Issues

SPIRITUALITY

Discover Spirituality *** Spiritual Awareness *** Spiritual Centers *** Spiritual Healing *** Spiritual Life *** Spiritual Meaning *** Spiritual Practices *** Spiritual Retreats *** Other Spirituality

SUBCULTURES

Cosplay *** Emo *** Geek *** Grunge *** Hippie *** Mod *** Steampunk *** Trekkie *** Other Subcultures

THE DECADES & NOSTALGIA

1920s Nostalgia *** 1930s Nostalgia *** 1940s Nostalgia *** The 50's! *** The 60's *** The 70's *** The 80's! *** The 90's

Favourite Squidoo Topic?

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Education

SUBTOPICS: 11 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 93

Welcome to the

Education Topic!

This is where you need to come for school and college education, plus everything you need to know about homeschooling, as well as educational lenses on science, nature, maths, geography and more.

If you homeschool your kids, why not write for The Homeschool Club? Or test your readers' brains by creating an educational quiz on your chosen subject, using the SquidQuiz Co-Brand.

ART & HUMANITIES

Applied Arts *** Art History *** Classics *** English and Writing *** International Studies *** Linguistic Studies *** Performing Arts *** Philosophy and Ethics *** Theology *** Visual Arts *** Women's Studies

COLLEGE & UNIVERSITIES

College Dorms *** College Financial Aid and Loans *** College Life *** Freshman Year *** Graduate School *** Greek System *** Internships *** Law School *** Medical School *** Online Colleges

GREAT TEACHERS

College Professors *** Elementary School Teachers *** Middle and High School Teachers

HOMESCHOOLING

Homeschool Curriculum *** Homeschool Lesson Plans *** Homeschool Resources *** Homeschool Teaching *** Unschooling *** Other Homeschooling Topics

LANGUAGES

American Sign Language *** Arabic *** Chinese *** English as a second language *** French *** German *** Hindi *** Italian *** Japanese *** Language Tutors *** Portuguese *** Russian *** Spanish *** Other Languages

MATH

Algebra *** Applied Mathematics *** Fractals *** Fun with Math *** Geometry *** Help with Math *** Math Learning Strategies *** Math Teachers *** Pre-Calculus and Calculus *** School Math Projects *** Statistics *** Teaching Math *** Trigonometry *** Other Math Topics

MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL

Middle and High School Books *** Middle and High School Classes *** Middle and High School Schools

PRESCHOOL & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

How To Choose A School *** Preschool and Elementary School Books *** Preschool and Elementary School Classes *** Preschool and Elementary Schools

SCHOLARSHIPS

College Scholarships *** Graduate School Scholarships *** High School Scholarships *** Other Scholarships

SCIENCE

Astronomy and Space *** Biology *** Chemistry *** Fun with Science *** Life Sciences *** Medical and Health Sciences *** Nature *** Physics *** Psychology *** Science Fairs *** Science Projects *** Science Teachers *** Sociology *** Other Science Topics

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Anthropology *** Economics *** Education and Degrees *** Geography *** History *** Law *** Linguistics *** Methodology and Theory *** Political science *** Psychology and Sociology

Least Favourite Squidoo Topic?

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Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Entertainment & Media

SUBTOPICS: 10 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 97

Welcome to the

Entertainment and Media Topic!

This is where you need to come for celebrity gossip, famous faces, all the best movies and TV shows, as well as the cream of the crop in radio, comedy and the performing arts.

If your favourite celeb doesn't have an entry in SquidWho yet, then add one quick!

ANIME & MANGA

Anime *** Manga

CELEBRITIES

Celebrity Birthdays *** Celebrity Deaths *** Daytime TV Stars *** Film Stars *** Media Stars *** Music Stars *** Public Figures *** Reality TV Stars *** Rock Stars *** Sports Stars *** Television Stars *** Other Celebrities

DANCE

Ballet *** Ballroom *** Belly Dancing *** Dance Instruction *** HipHop *** Irish Dance *** Modern Dance *** Swing *** Tap *** Other Dance Topics

HUMOR

Comic Strips *** Funny Words & Sayings *** Gag Gifts *** Humorists *** Jokes *** Pranks *** Satire *** Other Humor Topics

MOVIES

Action and Adventure Movies *** Blockbuster Movies *** Comedy *** Documentary *** Drama *** Family Movies *** Fantasy Movies *** Horror *** Movies *** Independent Films *** Kids Movies *** Musicals *** Mysteries *** Romance *** Science Fiction *** Thrillers *** War Movies *** Westerns *** Other Movies

PERFORMING ARTS

History of Performing Arts *** Juggling *** Magic *** Stand-up Comedy *** Street Performing *** Other Performing Arts

RADIO

DJs *** History of Radio *** Internet Radio *** Radio Stations *** Radio Technology *** Satellite Radio *** The Future of Radio *** Other Radio Topics

THEATER

Broadway *** Childrens Theater *** Dinner Theater *** Dramaturgy *** Musical Theatre *** Opera *** Plays *** Playwriting *** Puppetry *** Scripts *** Stage Productions *** Stagecraft *** Theater Costumes *** Other Theater Topics

TV

Actors *** Cable TV *** Cartoons *** Drama *** Game Shows *** HBO *** Hulu *** Kids' TV Shows *** News Networks *** Public Television *** Reality TV *** Sitcoms & Comedies *** Television Commercials *** TV Screenwriters *** Watch TV Online *** Other TV Topics

WEB SERIES & SHOWS

Daily Videoblogs *** Web Sitcoms *** Other Web Series

Photo Credit: Squidoo

Photo Credit: Squidoo

Why Squidoo Topics are Good for You!

Reasons & Rewards for Writing On-Topic

1. Your lens is more likely to be found if it is in the right topic and subtopic

2. New lenses now appear in the "Most Recent" section of the topic page. So no more waiting and hoping that someone will notice you!

3. Each Subtopic is being assigned a permanent community SquidAngel (more on that further down the page). They will be blessing worthy lenses throughout the week, both in the most popular and the most recent sections, so you are now more likely to be spotted for a blessing

4. You are also more likely to be noticed for a Purple Star! The official SquidBlog announced that community organizers will be "looking at all of our new Squidoo topic neighborhoods for top performers as well as brand new fresh lenses on interesting and even rare topics," when on the hunt for purple star contenders!

Take advantage of the Topic newness! People are curious and exploring right now. Being visible in the right places will mean getting spotted. This is giving quality lensmasters both old and new the chance to be seen and succeed on Squidoo more quickly than ever before, which is motivating and great news!

For example, January 2011 SquidAngels were asked to fly around all the new neighborhoods, looking for both established and new lenses that were worthy of blessings in each topic. I was one such angel...

Photo Credit: Morguefile

Photo Credit: Morguefile

Fashion & Beauty

SUBTOPICS: 12 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 136

Welcome to the

Fashion and Beauty Topic!

This is where you need to come for all the latest fashion trends, accessorizing tips, beauty and makeup tricks, and fabulous haircare.

If you blog about fashion, you can present stylish fashion ideas for plus-size women at The Fatgirl's Closet SquidClub.

BAGS & PURSES

Backpacks *** Clutches *** Hobo Bags *** ManBags *** Messenger Bags *** Shoulder Bags *** Totes *** Vintage Purses *** Wallets

BATH & SHOWER

Bath and Shower Scrubs *** Bath and Shower Accessories *** Homemade Soaps *** Bath Soaps *** Bath Salts and Oils *** Bubble Bath and Shower Gels

HAIR CARE & STYLE

Braiding *** Curly Hair Care *** Elderly Hair Care *** Fine Hair Care *** Hair Color and Highlights *** Hair Color At Home *** Hair Extensions *** Hair Perming *** Hair Salons *** Hair Straightening *** Kids Hair Styles *** Long Hair Care *** Long Hair Styles *** Men's Hair Products *** Men's Hair Styles *** Short Hair Styles *** Special Occasion Hairstyles *** Straight Hair Care *** Summer Hair Styles *** Thick Hair Care *** Thinning Hair Care *** Wavy Hair Care *** Wigs and Hairpieces *** Winter Hair Styles *** Other Hair Care *** Other Hair Styles

JEWELRY

Beaded Jewelry *** Bracelets *** Chains *** Charms and Pendants *** Cufflinks *** Diamond Jewelry *** Earrings *** Fashion Jewelry *** Gemstone Jewelry *** Gold Jewelry *** Jewelry Storage *** Necklaces *** Pearl Jewelry *** Pins *** Platinum Jewelry *** Religious Jewelry *** Rings *** Silver Jewelry *** Titanium Jewelry *** Watches *** Other Jewelry

MAKEUP & COSMETICS

Anti-aging *** Beauty Basics *** Blush *** Eye Shadow and Liner *** Face Foundation *** Face Wash and Creams *** Lipstick and Lip Gloss *** Makeup Application Tips *** Makeup Bags *** Makeup Brushes *** Mascara *** Nail Polish

MEN'S FASHION

Big and Tall Clothes *** Fashion Trends for Men *** Men's Accessories *** Men's Activewear *** Men's Outerwear *** Men's Pants and Jeans *** Men's Shoes *** Men's Sleepwear *** Men's Socks *** Men's Swimwear *** Men's Tshirts *** Men's Underwear *** Shirts and Sweaters *** Special Occasion Clothing *** Suits and Ties

PERFUME & FRAGRANCES

Body Sprays *** Celebrity Fragrances *** Cologne *** Essential Oils *** Handmade Perfumes

RETRO FASHIONS

1920s Fashions *** 1930s Fashions *** 1940s Fashions *** 1950s Fashions *** 1960s Fashions *** 1970s Fashions *** 1980s Fashions *** 1990's Fashions

SPA TREATMENTS

Body Treatments *** Facials *** Manicure and Pedicure *** Massage *** Other Treatments

TATTOOS, BODY ART & PIERCINGS

Body Art and Scarring *** Body Painting *** Piercings *** Tattoos

UNISEX FASHION

Unisex Accessories *** Unisex Fashion Trends *** Unisex Hats *** Unisex Outerwear *** Unisex Shoes *** Unisex Sleepwear *** Unisex T-shirts *** Other Unisex Fashion

WOMEN'S FASHION

Bikinis and Bathing Suits *** Cute Maternity Clothes *** Dresses and Skirts *** Fashion Trends for Women *** Plus Sized Clothes *** Shirts and Sweaters *** Socks and Hosiery *** Special Occasion Clothing *** Women's Accessories *** Women's Activewear *** Women's Intimate Apparel *** Women's Outerwear *** Women's Pants and Jeans *** Women's Shoes *** Women's Sleepwear *** Women's Tshirts *** Other Women's Fashion

I have an idea for a great Subtopic that's not listed! What do I do?

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Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Food & Cooking

SUBTOPICS: 19 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 158

Welcome to the

Food and Cooking Topic!

This is where you need to come for the best recipes, the yummiest desserts, the most amazing cakes, and the greatest food debates, as well as to find the most fabulous bakeware and kitchenware!

Don't just write a recipe or two, get creative with cute lunchboxes for the Kawaii Bento Club, or bake beautiful cupcakes and showcase them at The Cupcake Club. If you like writing about veggies, you can opt your lenses in to the GoodVeg Magazine. If your lens is in a relevant veggie category then you can opt in or out in the lens workshop.

ALL THINGS BACON!

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BAKEWARE

Aluminum Bakeware *** Brushed Steel Bakeware *** Cake and Cupcake Tins *** Cast Iron Bakeware *** Ceramic Bakeware *** Copper Bakeware *** Non-Stick Bakeware *** Specialty Bakeware

BARBEQUE

Barbeque Grills *** Barbeque Recipes *** Barbeque Sauce *** Barbeque Smokers

BEER & WINE

Ales *** Beer Pints and Glasses *** Dessert Wines *** History of Beer *** Homebrew Beer *** Homemade Wine *** Lagers *** Light Beer *** Microbrew Beer *** Nonalcoholic Beer *** Pilsners *** Red Wines *** Rose Wines *** Stouts *** Vineyards *** White Wines *** Wine Glasses and Accessories *** Wine History *** Wines Under $15

BEVERAGES

Cold Beverages *** Hot Beverages *** Juice *** Smoothies *** Soda Pop *** Other Non-Alcoholic Beverages

CHEFS

Executive Chefs *** Gourmet Chefs *** International Chefs *** TV Chefs

COFFEE & TEA

Coffee Mugs and Accessories *** Coffee, Espresso and Cappuccino Machines *** Dunkin Donuts Coffee *** Independent Coffee Shops *** Independent Tea Shops *** Kinds of Tea *** Peets Coffee *** Roast Your Own Coffee *** Starbucks Coffee *** Tea Accessories *** Tea Pots *** Tea Recipes *** Other Coffee Brands

COOKBOOKS

American Cookbooks *** Baking and Dessert Cookbooks *** BBQ and Grilling Cookbooks *** Drinks and Beverage Cookbooks *** Holiday Cookbooks *** International Cookbooks *** Kids' Cookbooks *** Organic Cookbooks *** TV Cooks and Celebrity Chefs *** Vegetarian Cookbooks

COOKING INGREDIENTS

Beans *** Condiments *** Eggs *** Fish & Seafood *** Fruits *** Grains *** Herbs & Spices *** Meat *** Nuts *** Poultry *** Vegetables

DESSERT RECIPES

Cakes *** Candies *** Chocolates *** Cookies and Brownies *** Cupcakes *** Frozen Desserts *** Fruit Desserts *** Ice Cream Desserts *** Pies and Tarts *** Other Dessert Recipes

FOOD DEBATES

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GLUTEN FREE RECIPES

Gluten Free Breakfasts *** Gluten Free Desserts *** Gluten Free Dinners *** Gluten Free Drinks *** Gluten Free Snacks

KITCHEN APPLIANCES & GADGETS

Bar Accessories *** Blenders *** Bread Makers *** Can and Jar Openers *** Cooking Utensils *** Food Processors *** Graters, Peelers and Slicers *** Hand Held Kitchen Gadgets *** Ice Cream Makers *** Kitchen Scales *** Kitchen Timers *** Mixers *** Ovens and Toasters *** Specialized Kitchen Tools

ORGANIC FOODS

Benefits of Organic Food *** Organic Baby Food *** Organic Food Recipes *** Organic Food Stores

PACKED LUNCHES

Bento Boxes *** Brown Bag Lunches *** Lunch Boxes *** School Lunches

RECIPES

15 Minute Dinners *** Appetizers *** Bread Recipes *** Breakfast Recipes *** Cakes *** Finger Foods *** Lunch Recipes *** Main Dish and Entrée Recipes *** Salad Recipes *** Side Dish Recipes *** Snack Recipes *** Soups and Stew Recipes *** Other Recipes

REGIONAL FOODS

African Food *** Asian Food *** British Foods *** Canadian Food *** Chinese Food *** European Food *** French Food *** Indian Food *** Irish Food *** Italian Food *** Japanese Food *** Kosher Food *** Latin American Food *** Mexican Food *** Middle Eastern Food *** Spanish Food *** Thai Food

RESTAURANTS

American Restaurants *** Bakeries *** Bar and Grills *** Cafes *** Diners *** Fast Food *** International Restaurants *** Pubs *** Raw Bars *** Theme Restaurant

VEGETARIAN & VEGAN RECIPES

Vegetarian and Vegan Breakfast *** Vegetarian and Vegan Desserts *** Vegetarian and Vegan Dinners *** Vegetarian and Vegan Drinks *** Vegetarian and Vegan Lifestyle *** Vegetarian and Vegan Lunches

6. CULTURE & SOCIETY

* Write about a moment or person in history that you love

* Spread the word about a community project in your area!

7. EDUCATION

* If you homeschool or teach, share your lesson plans, learning styles and ideas with others

* Share your passion for astronomy, law or the natural world with others by introducing your topic and starting a whole new niche!

8. ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA

* Review your favourite movie, TV show, musical or radio show

* Share your tips on how to dance or crack funny jokes, and show people where to find all the best related info!

9. FASHION & BEAUTY

* Are people envious of your luscious locks? Share your haircare secrets!

* Know how to make your own perfume or get your other half to dress stylishly? Write a how-to guide of top tips!

10. FOOD & COOKING

* Share a family recipe or meal that comes from your region

* Love a certain food? Come up with 10, 20, 50 or even 100 yummy things to do with it!

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Present photo courtesy of Pixabay

Gift Guide

SUBTOPICS: 15 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 87

Welcome to the

Gift Guide Topic!

This section was introduced to encompass the many product-based lenses that focused on items making great gifts, but possibly didn't fit into other categories. It's perfect for lenses that showcase a range of products that make great gifts for birthdays, special events, specific people or age groups and so on.

This topic was newly launched in 2012 to coincide with the creation of the Celebrate Magazine. This magazine changes seasonally, so If your lens is in one of the gift guide categories currently on topic, (eg Christmas in November/December, Valentines in February etc) then you will have the option to opt in or out of the magazine in the lens workshop.

ANNIVERSARY GIFTS

1st Year Anniversary Gifts *** 10th Year Anniversary Gifts*** 25th Year Anniversary Gifts *** 50th Year Anniversary Gifts *** Anniversary Cards *** Anniversary Gifts for Her *** Anniversary Gifts for Him

BABY SHOWER GIFTS

Baby Boy Gifts *** Baby Gifts for Multiples *** Baby Girl Gifts *** Baby Shower Cards

BIRTHDAY GIFTS

Birthday Cards *** Birthday Gifts for Her *** Birthday Gifts for Him *** Birthday Gifts for Kids *** Birthday Gifts for Teens

CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Christmas Cards *** Christmas Gifts for Babies *** Christmas Gifts for Book Lovers *** Christmas Gifts for Boys *** Christmas Gifts for Chefs *** Christmas Gifts for Crafters *** Christmas Gifts for Dad *** Christmas Gifts for Everyone *** Christmas Gifts for Gardeners *** Christmas Gifts for Geeks *** Christmas Gifts for Girls *** Christmas Gifts for Her *** Christmas Gifts for Him *** Christmas Gifts for Home *** Christmas Gifts for Kids *** Christmas Gifts for Mom *** Christmas Gifts for Music Lovers *** Christmas Gifts for Pets *** Christmas Gifts for Sports Fans *** Christmas Gifts for Teens *** Christmas Gifts for Toddlers and Preschoolers *** Christmas Gifts on a Budget *** Toys and Games

EASTER GIFTS

Easter Cards *** Easter Gifts for Boys *** Easter Gifts for Everyone *** Easter Gifts for Girls

FATHER'S DAY GIFTS

Father's Day Cards *** Father's Day Gift Ideas *** Father's Day Gifts for Geeky Dads *** Father's Day Gifts for Sporty Dads

GRADUATION GIFTS

Graduation Cards *** Graduation Gifts for Her *** Graduation Gifts for Him

HANUKKAH GIFTS

Hanukkah Gifts for Children *** Hanukkah Gifts for Everyone *** Hanukkah Gifts for Her *** Hanukkah Gifts for Him

KWANZAA GIFTS

Kwanzaa Gifts for Her *** Kwanzaa Gifts for Him *** Kwanzaa Gifts for Kids

MOTHER'S DAY GIFTS

Handmade Mother's Day Gifts *** Mother's Day Cards *** Mother's Day Gift Ideas

RETIREMENT GIFTS

Retirement Cards *** Retirement Gifts for Her *** Retirement Gifts for Him

ST PATRICK'S DAY GIFTS

St. Patrick's Day Cards *** St. Patrick's Day Gifts for Everyone *** St. Patrick's Day Gifts for Her *** St. Patrick's Day Gifts for Him

VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS

Handcrafted Valentine's Day Gifts *** Valentine Cards for Kids *** Valentine's Day Candles *** Valentine's Day Cards *** Valentine's Day Gifts *** Valentine's Day Gifts for Her *** Valentine's Day Gifts for Him

WEDDING GIFTS

Bridesmaid Gifts *** Groomsmen Gifts *** Unique Wedding Gifts *** Wedding Cards *** Wedding Gifts for the Home

OTHER GIFT GUIDES

Bah Mitzvah Gifts*** Bat Mitzvah Gifts *** Budget Gifts *** Employee Gifts *** Housewarming Gifts *** New Job GIfts *** Teacher Gifts *** Thank You Gifts

Favourite Part of the Squidoo Gift Guide?

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Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Healthy Living

SUBTOPICS: 12 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 88

Welcome to the

Healthy Living Topic!

This is where you need to come for healthy eating and exercise tips, medical and health issues, pregnancy health, mental health and ideas for green living.

Lenses about healthy eating could be showcased in the GoodVeg Magazine. If your lens is in a relevant veggie category then you can opt in or out in the lens workshop.

AGING

Death and Mourning *** Elder Care *** Living Longer *** Looking and Feeling Younger *** Retirement and Aging *** Retirement Communities *** Other Aging Topics

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Acupuncture and Acupressure *** Alternative Remedies *** Aromatherapy *** Chiropractics *** Crystal Healing *** Herbalism *** Holistic Medicine *** Home Remedies *** Homeopathy *** Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy *** Meditation *** Reflexology *** Reiki

DIET & NUTRITION

Eating Disorders *** Food Diaries *** Healthy Eating *** Nutrition for Kids *** Vitamins and Supplements *** Weight Loss *** Other Diet & Nutrition

FAMILY & GENERAL HEALTH

Children's Health *** Dentistry *** Family Planning *** Newborn Health *** Personal Hygiene *** Seniors' Health *** Teen Health *** Other General Health Topics

GREEN LIVING

Ecofriendly Shopping *** Green Buildings *** Green Design *** Green Living Blogs *** Green Living Tips *** Home Energy *** Hybrid Vehicles *** Recycling *** Renewable Resources *** Urban Agriculture *** Water Conservation *** Other Green Living Topics

GRIEF & LOSS

Grief Recovery *** Holiday Blues *** Loss from Suicide *** Loss of Family Members *** Loss of Health *** Loss of Pets

MEDICINE & HEALTH SCIENCE

Diseases, Disorders and Conditions *** Nursing *** Occupational and Industrial Medicine *** Pain Management *** Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation *** Preventative Medicine *** Psychology and Psychiatry

MEN'S HEALTH

Male Reproductive and Urinary Health *** Prostate Cancer *** Stress Management for Men *** Testicular Cancer

MENTAL HEALTH

Addiction *** Depression *** Mental Illness Treatments *** Personal Development *** Self-Help Groups *** Stress Management *** Other Mental Health

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY

CPR *** Emergency Preparedness *** Environmental Health *** Medical Research *** Public Health

SENIOR CITIZENS

Exercise for Senior Citizens *** Gadgets *** Senior Citizen Discounts *** Vacations for Senior Citizens *** Walkers & Canes *** Other Topics for Senior Citizens

WOMEN'S HEALTH

Breast Cancer *** Female Reproductive Health *** Menstruation *** Pregnancy and Childbirth *** Stress Management for Women *** Other Women's Health

Photo Credit: Squidoo

Photo Credit: Squidoo

Using Topics as a Motivator

Browse and Brainstorm!

Stuck for ideas? In need of a personal challenge to get motivated with your lensmaking?

Once upon a time, Get Cracking with Bonnie and Robin had participating lensmasters writing a different lens each day for a month, based on each different category (back with the old system of 32 topics).

Why not set yourself a personal challenge along these lines? Pick your favourite topic and write a lens for each sub-subtopic. Or pick five subtopics at random and think up lenses to write. Pick a topic you think you couldn't write for... then go think up something creative that you CAN write for it!

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Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Hobbies, Games & Toys

SUBTOPICS: 24 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 211

Welcome to the

Hobbies, Games and Toys Topic!

This is where you need to come for every toy under the sun, collecting and collectibles, everything from party games to board games, and all those random hobbies people have.

If you're a parent or grandparent with young children, why not review their toys for other mums and dads using The Best Toys for Toddlers SquidClub?

AVIATION

Hang gliding *** Hot air ballooning *** Kites *** Model Rocket Engines *** Parachuting *** Private Pilot *** RC Planes

BABY TOYS

Baby Einstein *** Baby Toys for Boys *** Baby Toys for Girls *** Chicco *** FAO Schwarz *** Fisher-Price *** Hasbro *** Imaginarium *** Infantino *** LeapFrog *** Little Tikes *** Mega Bloks *** Melissa and Doug *** Playskool *** Sassy *** Wonderworld *** Other Baby Toys

BICYCLES

Bicycles for Boys *** Bicycles for Girls *** Training Wheels

BUILDING BLOCKS

Building Blocks *** K'Nex *** Legos

COLLECTING

Antique Collecting *** Coin Collecting *** Collecting Memorabilia *** Comic Book Collecting *** Diecast Collectibles *** Military and Historical *** Memorabilia *** Pin and Button Collecting *** Postcard Collecting *** Rock Collecting *** Sports Cards Collecting *** Stamp Collecting *** Other Collections

COLORING

Chalk *** Coloring Books *** Crayons *** Markers

DOLLS

American Girl *** Baby Dolls *** Character Dolls *** Doll Accessories *** Dollhouses *** Vintage Dolls

EDUCATIONAL TOYS

Electronic Learning and Education Toys *** Geography and Globes *** Math Toys *** Musical Toys *** Scientific Toys

ELECTRONIC TOYS

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FACE PAINTING

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GAMES

Board Games *** Casino Games *** Checkers and Chess *** Educational Games *** Party Games *** Role Playing Games *** Table Games *** Trivia Games *** Other Games

METEOROLOGY

Air Masses and Fronts *** Atmospheric Phenomenas *** Climate Change *** Clouds and Rain *** Doppler Weather Radar *** Hurricanes *** Rainbows and Halos *** Snow Storms and Blizzards *** Storm Chasers *** Thermometers *** Thunderstorms and Lightning *** Tornadoes *** Weather Forecasting *** Weather Instruments

MODEL BUILDING & DIORAMAS

Diorama Kits *** How to make a Diorama *** How to make a model *** Matchstick Modeling *** Model Building Kits *** Modeling Ships

MODEL RAILROADS

G Scale Model Railroads *** HO Scale Model Railroads *** Lighting and Wiring *** Lionel Trains *** Model Railroad Layouts *** N Scale Model Railroads *** O Scale Model Railroads *** O/O27 Scale *** Power Supplies and DCC *** Roads, Pavements, Sidewalks *** Terrain Construction Materials *** Walthers *** Z Scale Model Railroads

OTHER HOBBIES

Amateur Radio *** Beachcombing *** Metal Detecting *** Urban Exploration

OUTDOOR GAMES

Badminton *** Bocce and Lawn Bowling *** Croquet *** Miniature Golf *** Outdoor Games for Kids

OUTDOOR TOYS

Inflatable Bounce Houses *** Play Tents and Tunnels *** Pogo Sticks *** Ride On Toys *** Sandboxes *** Swing Sets *** Trampolines

PLAY FOOD

Baking Ovens *** Cupcake Makers *** Play Food *** Play Kitchen Accessories *** Play Kitchens *** Other Food Makers

POOL TOYS

Pool Accessories *** Rafts and Floats *** Swimming Pools *** Water Toys and Boats

POPULAR THEMED TOYS

Arthur *** Baby Einstein *** Backyardigans *** Barbie *** Batman *** Blues Clues *** Cars *** Curious George *** Discovery Kids *** Disney *** Dora the Explorer *** Dr. Seuss *** FurReal Friends *** G.I. Joe *** Garfield *** Go Diego Go! *** Hannah Montana *** Hello Kitty *** iCarly *** Jonas Brothers *** Little Einsteins *** Little People *** Littlest Pet Shop *** Looney Tunes *** Madagascar *** Maisy *** Max and Ruby *** Mickey Mouse Clubhouse *** Miss Spider *** Muppets *** My Little Pony *** Ni Hao Kai-Lan *** Nickelodeon *** Olivia *** Peanuts *** Phineas and Ferb *** Pokémon *** Polly Pocket *** Power Rangers *** Scooby Doo *** Sesame Street *** Spider-Man *** Star Trek *** Star Wars *** Superman *** The Muppets *** The Simpsons *** The Smurfs *** The Wiggles *** Thomas and Friends *** Toy Story *** Transformers *** Twilight *** Veggie Tales *** Where The Wild Things Are *** Wonder Pets *** Wow Wow Wubbzy *** X-Men *** Yo Gabba Gabba *** Yu-Gi-Oh! *** Zhu Zhu Pets *** Other Kids Toys

PUZZLES & BRAIN TEASERS

Brain Teasers *** Crossword Puzzles *** Jigsaw Puzzles *** Logic Problems *** Mazes and Labyrinths *** Optical Illusions *** Rubik's Cube and Mechanical Puzzles *** Sudoku *** Word Search *** Other Puzzles

RADIO CONTROL

Electric RC Cars *** Nitro RC Cars *** RC Boats *** RC Helicopters *** RC Planes

SCIENCE HOBBIES

Astronomy *** Rocks and Minerals *** Solar Energy Devices *** Space Technology *** The Occult

STUFFED ANIMALS

Beanie Baby Collections *** Build-A-Bear Reviews *** Plush Animals *** Webkinz Reviews

Is Your Head About to Explode with Ideas? - See, I told you this was fun...

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Holidays & Celebrations

SUBTOPICS: 25 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 159

Welcome to the

Holidays and Celebrations Topic!

This is where you need to come for party, gift and event ideas for everything from birthdays and Christmas, Easter and Halloween, to the many holidays and special days throughout the year. Find out all about their history and traditions too!

You're spoiled for style choice in this topic, too. Showcase your best Christmas gift ideas with the Holiday Gift Guide Co-Brand or throw a fabulous Christmas party with the Big Red Bow SquidClub. If your kids love their birthday parties, then share them with the world using the Kids Birthday Party Club.

Or, opt in to the seasonal magazines that showcase relevant lenses. If your lens is in a relevant category you will be able to opt in or out in the workshop. Current magazines are available for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

ANNIVERSARIES

Career Anniversary *** Retirement *** Wedding Anniversaries

APRIL FOOLS' DAY

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BABY SHOWERS

*** Baby Shower Games *** Baby Shower Gifts *** Baby Shower Invitations *** Baby Shower Themes *** Other Baby Shower Ideas

BIRTHDAYS

21st Birthday *** 30th Birthday *** 40th Birthday *** 50th Birthday *** 60th Birthday *** 70th Birthday *** 75th Birthday *** 80th Birthday *** 90th Birthday *** 100th Birthday *** Baby Birthday Gifts *** Baby's First Birthday *** Birthday Cake Ideas *** Birthday Invitations *** Famous Birthdays *** Kids Birthday Gifts *** Kids Birthday Party Ideas *** Mens Birthday Gifts *** Quinceañera *** Sweet Sixteen *** Teenager Birthday Gift Ideas *** Toddler Birthday Gifts * Womens Birthday GIfts

CHRISTMAS

Christmas Cookies *** Christmas Crafts *** Christmas Decorations *** Christmas Food & Drink *** Christmas Gifts for Babies *** Christmas Gifts for Boys *** Christmas Gifts for Dad *** Christmas Gifts for Girls *** Christmas Gifts for Mom *** Christmas Movies & TV *** Christmas Music *** Christmas Parties *** Christmas Traditions *** Christmas Trees *** My Christmas Wishlist *** Santa Claus

EASTER

Easter Celebration *** Easter Crafts *** Easter Decorations *** Easter Gifts *** Easter Parties *** Easter Recipes *** Easter Religious History

FATHER'S DAY

Crafts for Dad *** Gifts for A New Dad *** Gifts for Dad *** Tribute to Dad

4th OF JULY

4th of July Crafts *** 4th of July Decorations *** 4th of July Food *** 4th of July Parties

GIFT IDEAS

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HALLOWEEN

Carving Pumpkins *** Halloween Costumes for Adults *** Halloween Costumes for Babies *** Halloween Costumes for Kids *** Halloween Costumes for Pets *** Halloween Crafts *** Halloween Decorations *** Halloween Music *** Halloween Parties *** Halloween Recipes *** Haunted Houses *** Make your own Halloween Costume *** Scary Movies *** Other Halloween Topics

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES

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INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAYS & CELEBRATIONS

Australia Day *** Bastille Day *** Boxing Day *** Canadian Thanksgiving *** Carnivals *** Chinese Lantern Festival *** Chinese New Year *** Cinco de Mayo *** Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) *** Oktoberfest *** Other International Holidays and Celebrations

JEWISH HOLIDAYS

Bar Mitvzah *** Bat Mitzvah *** Hannukah *** Hanukkah *** Jewish Holiday Crafts *** Passover *** Rosh Hashanah *** Sukkot *** Tu B'Shevat *** Yom Kippur *** Yom Kippur *** Other Jewish Holidays

LABOR DAY

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MARDI GRAS

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MEMORIAL DAY

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MOTHER'S DAY

Crafts for Mom *** Gifts for A New Mom *** Gifts for Mom *** Tribute to Mom

NEW YEAR

My 2011 Resolutions *** My 2012 Resolutions *** New Year Accessories *** New Year Recipes *** New Year's Diet *** New Year's Parties *** New Year's Resolutions *** What to do on New Year's Eve *** What to wear on New Year's Eve

ST. PATRICK'S DAY

St. Patrick's Day Crafts *** St. Patrick's Day Drinks *** St. Patrick's Day Gifts *** St. Patrick's Day History *** St. Patrick's Day Parades *** St. Patrick's Day Parties *** St. Patrick's Day Recipes

SUMMER FUN

4th of July *** BBQ Recipes *** Summer camps for kids *** Summer Drinks Recipes *** Summer Parties *** Summer Recipes *** Summer Vacation *** Things to do this summer

THANKSGIVING

Thank You Tribute Page *** Thanksgiving Crafts *** Thanksgiving Decorations *** Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas *** Thanksgiving History *** Thanksgiving Pie Recipes *** Traditional Thanksgiving Food *** Ways To Say Thank You

VALENTINE'S DAY

Anti-Valentine's Day *** I Love You Tributes *** Valentine's Day Crafts *** Valentine's Day Date Ideas *** Valentine's Day Decorations *** Valentine's Day Movies *** Valentine's Day Recipes *** Valentine's Gifts for Her *** Valentine's Gifts for Him

VETERAN'S DAY

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WACKY HOLIDAYS

Wacky January Holidays *** Wacky February Holidays *** Wacky March Holidays *** Wacky April Holidays *** Wacky May Holidays *** Wacky June Holidays *** Wacky July Holidays *** Wacky August Holidays *** Wacky September Holidays *** Wacky October Holidays *** Wacky November Holidays *** Wacky December Holidays

OTHER HOLIDAYS

Other Global Holidays *** Other US Holidays

Phew, just over halfway there. Have a breather, have a cup of tea! (and go on, have a biccie too. I won't tell)

Phew, just over halfway there. Have a breather, have a cup of tea! (and go on, have a biccie too. I won't tell)

Phew, just over halfway there. Have a breather, have a cup of tea! (and go on, have a biccie too. I won't tell)

Photo Credit: Morguefile

Photo Credit: Morguefile

Home & Garden

SUBTOPICS: 12 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 111

Welcome to the

Home and Garden Topic!

This is where you need to come for ideas and inspiration on decorating your home, making your garden look beautiful, growing your own fruit and veg, finding the best home décor or appliances, and even surviving the dreaded housework.

Got green fingers? Why not try writing a lens for The Food for Everyone Gardening Club?

BATHROOM DECOR & IDEAS

Bathroom Décor *** Bathroom Hardware *** Bathtubs *** Dream Bathroom *** Showers *** Sinks and Vanities *** Toilets *** Other Bathroom Topics

BEDROOM DECOR & IDEAS

Bedding and Pillows *** Fun Bedrooms for Kids *** Nursery *** Rustic Bedrooms *** Themed Bedrooms *** Other Bedroom Décor

GARDENING

Bushes and Shrubs *** Container Gardening *** Exotic Plants *** Flower Basics *** Garden Gates and Fences *** Garden Pests *** Gardening Tools *** Greenhouses *** Growing Plants *** House Plants *** Japanese Gardens *** Organic Gardening *** Perennials *** Plant Basics *** Rock Gardens *** Trees *** Vegetable Gardening *** Other Gardening

HOME APPLIANCES

Air Conditioners *** Air Purifiers *** Ceiling Fans *** Dishwashers *** Microwave Ovens *** Refrigerators *** Washer and Dryers *** Wood-Burning Stoves *** Other Home Appliances

HOME DECOR

Art and Home Accessories *** Candles and Candle Holders *** Decorating Colors and Patterns *** Floors and Ceilings *** Home Design *** Pillows and Throws *** Rugs *** Windows, Doors and Walls *** Other Home Décor

HOME FURNITURE

Beds and Bedroom Sets *** Children's Furniture *** Craftsman Furniture *** Cupboards and Cabinets *** Dining Room Furniture *** Garden Furniture *** Handmade Wood Furniture *** Home Theatre *** Living Room Furniture *** Modern Furniture *** Tables and Chairs *** Other Furniture Styles *** Other Home Décor *** Other Types of Furniture

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Electric Repair *** General Home Repair *** Home Maintenance *** Interior Home Repair *** Plumbing *** Roofing *** Other Home Improvement

HOUSEKEEPING

Cleaning Appliances *** Cleaning Electronic Devices and Gadgets *** Furniture Care *** Green Cleaning *** Home Organizing *** Homemaking *** House Cleaning *** Housekeeper Reviews *** Organizing and Decluttering *** Vacuum Cleaners

KITCHEN

Cookware *** Cutlery *** Dishes & Dinnerware *** Dream Kitchens *** Fun Kitchen Accessories *** Glassware *** Kitchen Apparel *** Kitchen Appliances *** Kitchen Color Ideas *** Kitchen Countertops *** Kitchen Décor *** Kitchen Faucets and Sink

LANDSCAPING

Decks and Patios *** Landscape Planning *** Landscaping Basics *** Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis *** Walks and Pathways *** Other Landscaping

PAINTING YOUR HOME

Exterior Paint and Tips *** Interior Paint and Tips *** Paint Brushes and Tools *** Paint Color Ideas *** Other Home Painting Tips

REMODELING

Bathroom Remodeling *** Exterior Remodeling *** Hiring A Contractor *** Interior Remodeling *** Kitchen Remodeling *** Remodeling Tools and Equipment *** Other Remodeling

Photo Credit: Morguefile

Photo Credit: Morguefile

Internet

SUBTOPICS: 13 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 78

Welcome to the

Internet Topic!

This is where you need to come for help and advice on blogging, e-commerce, SEO, domains and web design/programming, as well as debates and tips about using Facebook, print on demand companies, Amazon and more.

BLOGGING

Blogging Tips *** Entrepreneur Blogs *** Startup Blogs *** Technology Blogs *** Tumblr *** Typepad *** VideoBlogs *** Wordpress *** Other Blogging Info *** Other Blogs

BROWSERS

Chrome *** Firefox *** Internet Explorer *** Opera *** Safari *** Other Browsers

DOMAIN NAMES

Domain registrars *** How to buy a domain name *** Other Domain Name Topics

ECOMMERCE TIPS

Amazon Sellers and Tips *** CafePress Tips *** Ebay Sellers and Tips *** Etsy Sellers and Tips *** Tips for Selling Online *** Zazzle Sellers and Tips *** Other Ecommerce Sites

EMAIL

Email applications *** Email marketing *** Email newsletters *** Facebook Fmail *** Gmail tips and tricks *** Other Email Topics

FACEBOOK

Facebook Applications *** Facebook Fan Pages *** Facebook Gossip *** Facebook Promotions *** Facebook Tips

INTERNET SAFETY & SECURITY

Adware *** Firewalls *** Internet Safety for Kids *** Internet Security *** Malware *** Preventing Viruses *** Spyware *** Trojans *** Other Safety and Security Tips

SEO

SEO Best Practices *** SEO resources and blogs

TWITTER

Best Of Twitter *** Twitter Applications *** Twitter Tips *** Other Twitter Info

WEB 2.0

Web Conferences *** Web Startups *** Other Web 2.0 Topics

WEB DESIGN

Web Design Best Practices *** Web Fonts *** Website Development Tools

WEB ENTERTAINMENT

Funny Websites *** Seasonal Websites *** Web Series *** Other Web Entertainment

WEB PROGRAMMING

Ajax *** ASP Net *** C *** CSS *** Dreamweaver *** HTML *** Javascript *** MySQL *** Perl *** PHP *** Python *** Ruby on Rails *** Scalability *** Visual Basic *** Web Programming Basics *** Other Web Programming

11. HEALTHY LIVING

* Share an ingenious way you get your kids to eat their vegetables or how you cope when they're ill

* Passionate about living green? Motivate other people to do it too, with easy ideas or money-saving tips!

12. HOBBIES, GAMES OR TOYS

* Write about what you love! If you're obsessive about a certain hobby, carve out your own niche with a whole series of lenses

* If you've found toys or games that your kids love and you think are the best thing since sliced bread, then tell everyone else about them in a review!

13. HOLIDAYS & CELEBRATIONS

* Thrown a great party recently, maybe for Halloween, Christmas or a birthday? Write a themed guide with tips, supplies, games, décor and more!

* Do you celebrate an unusual festival or not-so-well-known holiday? Tell others about it by sharing the history, traditions and activities surrounding it

14. HOME & GARDEN

* If you grow your own veg and have come up with thrifty ways to create a sustainable garden or beat the veg-munching bugs, create a guide to help and inspire others

* Redecorated or have a design style you love? Put together a how-to guide about implementing it in the home

15. INTERNET

* Learned to build your own website? Review the software or domain platform that you used and share your how-to tips

* Are you a keen blogger? Have you had any blog success? Teach others how to do it well, and how to get more traffic!

Photo Credit: Morguefile

Photo Credit: Morguefile

Music

SUBTOPICS: 8 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 60

Welcome to the

Music Topic!

This is where you need to come for information about musicians, musical instruments and how to play them, all the different music genres and the music industry itself.

If you want to showcase your favourite band you could build them a profile on the SquidWho Co-Brand.

BROADWAY & MUSICALS

Broadway and Musicals Reviews *** Broadway and Musicals Tickets *** Showtunes

INSTRUMENTS

Bass *** Brass *** Drums *** Guitar *** Keyboard *** Marching Band *** Percussion *** Piano *** String *** Woodwind *** Other Instruments

MUSIC GEAR & ACCESSORIES

Amps *** Cases *** Pedals *** Picks *** Stands *** Straps

MUSIC GENRES

50's Music *** 60's Music *** 70's Music *** 80's Music *** Alternative *** Big Band *** Blues *** Celtic Music *** Christian and Gospel *** Classical *** Country and Western *** Dance *** Folk *** Hard Rock *** Heavy Metal *** Hip-Hop *** International Music *** Irish *** Jazz *** Kids Music *** Opera *** Pop *** Punk *** R and B *** Rap ** Reggae *** Rock and Roll *** Other Music

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Artists *** Composers *** iTunes *** Music Producers *** Music Publishers and Labels

MUSICIANS

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SOUNDTRACKS

Compilations *** Movie Soundtracks

VINYL RECORDS

Collecting Records *** Record players *** Storing Vinyl *** Vinyl Records For Sale *** Vinyl Vs. Digital

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Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Non Profits

SUBTOPICS: 6 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 51

Welcome to the

Non Profits Topic!

This is where you need to come for inspirational and motivating lenses about worthwhile causes, fundraising ideas, volunteering tips and how to help charities (or how Squidoo can help you with yours).

One way to get people talking about a non-profit cause is by using the Hey, Monkeybrain! Co-Brand to stage an online debate.

CHARITIES

Animal Welfare Charities *** Cancer Charities *** Charities that Feed Hungry *** Children's Charities *** Community Charities *** Disaster Relief *** Faith-Based Charities *** Food Distribution *** Green Charities *** Homeless Charities *** International Charity *** Literacy Charities *** Military Charities *** Philanthropic Organizations *** Veteran Organizations *** Other Charitable Organizations

DONATIONS

Donate Clothes *** Donate Time *** Donate to Charity *** Donation Letters *** Help Charities *** International Aid *** Other Donations Topics

FUNDRAISING

Bachelor Auctions *** Bake Sales *** Charity Auctions *** Charity Tournaments *** Fundraising Activities *** Fundraising Ideas *** Fundraising Ideas for Kids *** Fundraising Letters *** Host a Fundraiser *** Organize a Charity Benefit *** Walkathons *** Other Fundraising Topics

GRANTS

Government Grants *** Grant Letters *** Grants Programs *** Lists of Grants *** Types of Foundation Grants *** Write Grant Proposals

SQUIDOO FOR NONPROFITS

Engage your donors and volunteers *** Squidoo-Supported Nonprofits *** Squidoo Tips for Nonprofits

VOLUNTEERING

Animal Rescue Volunteers *** Habitat For Humanity Volunteers *** International Volunteer Work *** School PTA Organizations *** Search and Rescue *** US Volunteer Work *** Other Volunteering Topics

Some of the "rarer" Squidoo Sub-Subtopics are (gasp) empty! Or near-empty. Or only half-full.

What are you going to do about that? You're going to be a pioneer, that's what! Get in there, grab that sub-subtopic and give it life. You might even get a purple star for your trouble!

Yes, that's right. Looking for pioneering lenses in rare topics is just one of the ways that Squidoo will be handing out Purple Stars. But only if you make a really, really good lens. Just think of it as a great way to get noticed more easily!

Here are a few Sub-Subtopics currently feeling lonely and unloved... (I'll be adding more shortly)

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Parenting & Kids

SUBTOPICS: 15 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 159

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