Adios! I’m Moving Abroad

Yes, I’m voting with my passport, escaping from the US, broadening my perspective overseas.  Call it what you like but I’m heading south.  Way south.  I’m not talking Florida or Texas; I’m talking Belize, Nicaragua, Panama or even Argentina or Chile.  Yup I’m off to Latin America.

I’m not the only one.  Others have reasons to leave the US.  In fact I’d say there’s a bit of a movement going on.  A loose group of people who are fed up with what is going on back home.  Fed up with the kind of country the US is turning into.  Fed up with BIG Government.  Fed up with job insecurities.  Fed up with Wall Street and the growing inequality between rich and poor.  Fed up with the establishment and all the zombie industries that have been created.  Fed up with rising living costs.  And yes, fed up with taxes.

OK so there are clearly some push factors at play here.  But what about the attractions of moving abroad.  The draw of overseas living.  The pull factors if you like?

Well there are many of these too.

  • It’s much, much cheaper to live in Latin America than back home.
  • Real estate is cheaper too.  Maybe some of us living in the 99% will be able to afford an ocean view!
  • In many countries you are not taxed on your world income.
  • In fact residents retirees get a whole bunch of tax breaks in some locations.
  • The weather is warm.
  • Internet connectivity is pretty much everywhere.
  • Latin America has the same hemisphere as good ol’ USA.  So no time difference for those phone calls back home.
  • There are some beautiful spots to discover.
  • The Latin culture is friendly.
  • I’ll be able to take up new hobbies; like surfing.
  • I’m keen to learn another language.  (And at my old age, the only way I’ll be able to get that done is via total immersion)

Yes for me it all adds up nicely.

ADIOS!

Starting on your own – ask me how it feels

I always wanted to do something on my own. Whenever people asked me what I aspired to become when I was young, I always told them that I wanted to become an entrepreneur. Well, the word sounded heavy and something rare. However, as years passed by, I learnt what the word meant and realized it was indeed what I wanted to become. I have always been fairly comfortable writing and without any technical specialization, I decided to become a writer. Now, there was only one problem – I did not want to write a book or work for a magazine or publishing house.

I thought the best approach to this plan would be to get onto the internet and find work that I could do from home. Yes, I know work from home concept is not too appreciated but I wanted to test my writing skills without the pressure of having to appear anywhere. Soon, I started writing blogs and articles. A year later when I understood how the industry works and gained the required experience, I went to see my accountant. Rest is history – today, I run my own content development firm.

Sales are always an important part of any business. Whether you are selling some of the best juicers to buy or definitive research analysis to overseas clients, perseverance and discipline is absolutely important. Today, it feels wonderful to serve people by creating jobs and helping businesses worldwide by delivering world class content. With a line of articles, blogs, e-books, journals and press releases on any subject under the sun, I have indeed taken the step of becoming an entrepreneur. Having said that, I believe I’m still a long way to go where I want to be. It’s wonderful to be employed by yourself!

Ingezonden brief van Juliette – “Het bevrijdende gevoel dat hedendaagse technologie ons kan geven”

Ingezonden brief van Juliette (wenst verder anoniem te blijven)

Het bevrijdende gevoel dat hedendaagse technologie ons kan geven

Sinds de komst van innovatieve vernieuwende technologische ontwikkelingen zoals, google, facebook en linkedin wordt het steeds makkelijker om onze oude geliefden, kennissen, vrienden en familie weer terug te vinden. Enkele decennia terug was het heel moeilijk om iemand, zoals een opa die je niet kende terug te vinden of familie van hem/haar. Maar ik heb nu vorige week terwijl ik met mijn Apple iPhone 4 aan het spelen was op Facebook.com en lukraak namen intoetste om te kijken of ik iemand kon vinden en ik heb zelfs oude kameraden van mijn opa via Facebook.com terug gevonden! Dit terwijl hij zelf enkele jaren na zijn pensionering uit het Amerikaanse leger niemand uit zijn oude peleton kon vinden. Het grappige is, zij wonen letterlijk in dezelfde provincie, maar hebben elkaar niet eerder kunnen treffen. Nou, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg en Sergey Brin & Larry Page, dank jullie wel voor jullie uitvindingen die de wereld voorgoed hebben veranderd! Persoonlijk ben ik heel blij met iphone die ik via internet heb gewonnen, omdat ik heb deelgenomen aan een geheel gratis online enquete. Dus als je ook een gratis iphone wil winnen, zal ik je adviseren om gewoon een keertje iphone winnen te zoeken op internet en dan zul je het vermoedelijk wel vinden. Wellicht win je, en misschien ook niet. Dat is kans, en ik ben blij dat ik met kans de oude kameraden van mijn opa heb gevonden. Dit is juist het bevrijdende gevoel dat technologie ons in het leven heeft kunnen geven waar we goed dankbaar voor moeten zijn!

Liefs en kusjes,

Juliette

Ingezonden brief van Mark – “Dromen van mijn grootvader”

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Ingezonden brief van Mark (wenst verder anoniem te blijven)

Dromen van mijn grootvader

Toen ik jong was en opgroeide had ik van mijn vader verhalen gehoord over mijn grootvader. Opa was een Amerikaanse soldaat die in de Tweede Wereldoorlog in ons mooie Nederland was gestationeerd. Toen kwam opa op een mooie zomermiddag een mooie Nederlandse vrouw tegen met wie hij verliefd werd. Mijn vader zelf is kort voor het einde geboren, en kan zich helaas nog weinig van zijn vader herinneren. Slechts enkel foto’s geven hem een beeld van de man wie hij niet als jongen leerde kennen. Na een lange zoektocht had mijn vader, zijn vader gevonden – en was het gezin weer naar enkele decennia herenigd. Het mooie van mijn opa dagelijks hier in Nederland te kunnen bezoeken is dat ik al zijn mooie verhalen van avontuur heb kunnnen luisteren. Ik heb daarom besloten eerst mijn rijbewijs te halen, daarna een leuke kleine auto met autolening te kopen en vervolgens alle steden in Nederland langs te gaan met mijn vrienden die net als ik ook graag een stukje geschiedenis willen opsnuiven. We trekken dan met de auto van Maastricht, waar ik woon, door langs Breda, Rotterdam en vervolgens Arnhem, Nijmegen, Utrecht en om vervolgens via Amsterdam en de afsluitdijk (ja, ik weet dat die pas later is gebouwd) door naar Leeuwarden en Grongingen. Deze reis gaan we allemaal met de auto afleggen in een paar weken tijd zodat we genoeg van de steden waar mijn opa geweest is met de infanterie, waar hij deel van gemaakt heeft te kunnen bewonderen. Ik hoop dat jullie mijn verhaal kunnen waarderen en moedig iedereen aan om ook zijn/haar gedachten over dromen van onze ‘makers’ te delen.

Met vriendelijke groet,

Mark N.

My New Passion is Gardening

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Recently i have been getting very interested in gardening and growing my own vegetables. Before long it was clear that i did not have the correct tools and have been looking at buying new ones.

There are all sorts of garden tools.  If you are a keen gardener you may need quite a few.  Spades and forks are best for digging the garden,  you will definitely need one of these.  A rake is useful if you are sowing seeds outdoors as the soil will need to be quite fine.  To get rid of weeds while they are still small use a hoe.

A really good place to store these large tools is hung on a wall inside lean to greenhouses.  This will keep them dry and easily accessible.  Hand held tools are also essential equipment such as a trowel and clippers.  Garden gloves will protect the hands against thistles and also keep them clean.  Again these can all be stored in lean to greenhouses.

My memories as a child travelling around BeNeLux

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Few years ago I have moved from my parent’s house. When I have started to live alone I was enjoying slow and peaceful mornings. As many of you I had my morning rituals.

The smell and taste of morning coffee prepared in traditional Italian way was waking me up. Belgian waffle or French croissant with strawberry jam for breakfast was giving me energy. Every morning I was meditating for half an hour and getting ready for work. Every morning I was listening to music. It could be anything from classic music, jazz, blues, Latino to rock.  I was never waking up before 7.30 am.

This all have changed when my twins were born. Mornings are not the mornings I had 5 years ago but multitasking challenges. Packing, eating, dressing and forgetting are my standard morning activities. I must say that 6 am sounds like very normal time to wake up. Nothing is going to surprise me and I know I have to be ready for anything. I cannot wait when my children will be able to sleep longer and I will be free again. I must say that also my current job is affecting my morning preparations. I have changed my position and I am working in a jewellery salon. I really enjoy the working environment. Because I have to look perfect, it takes at least twice the time that I needed when I had my previous job. I wake up at 6 am to be at work at 9 am. My husband is joking that I sell gold so I have to shine as a diamond but in the morning I look rather like average crystal. I simply just try to put little bit of routine in every day activities so I make sure that I will not end up at 8.45 am in the bathroom washing out jam from my just ironed jacket.

 

Home Sweet Home

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I have now been working away from home for the past three years. There was no work in my area and I had to get on my bike to follow the jobs, and it wasn’t easy I can tell you. I mean I was well used to all of the home comforts and to find that I had to look after my- self was daunting to say the least. I miss my mother’s cooking and I also miss my dad’s shouting at the game on the TV, but life has to move on so I now just have to do my own shouting.
One of the slack days between jobs I had a look at a web page I saw advertised on line it was liberationchildren.org and it was full of my story. I knew that I was not alone in this gypsy lifestyle, but I never really realised just how many like me were out there in the big bad world. I was surprised at just how similar our stories were and when I saw the reported successes that many o them were having I decided to move on and try my luck elsewhere.

It was going to be a tough ride to Chicago at this time of the year and so I would have to make sure that I was properly equipped for the journey by upgrading my riding kit and finding some brand new knee sliders. I already had been there for my new leathers and was happy to go again for my other needs.

So off I went and after a tricky three day journey into the teeth of a freezing wind I made home base in Chicago and set about looking for work. No easy task there either but I found a company that was looking for someone with the skills that I had amassed in IT. I am living there now but still miss home, but thanks to liberationchildren.org I can at least share with others in the same situation.

Free yourself from the Crowds at the beach

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People like to have access to a popular beach when they go on holiday to such tropical countries as Thailand. However, these people often want to get away from the crowds and the noise of the beach. The noise from bars at night can ruin a holiday. Also having a bungalow squeezed into a small space surrounded by hundreds of other holiday makers can take the edge off the notion of an exclusive holiday. Even in expensive accommodation people are often forced into high density areas where they can hear their neighbors snore at night.

This is certainly the case on the up-coming beach of Thong Nai Pan Noi on the Thai island in Koh Phangan. For the last few years the beach has graced several lists of Top Ten beach destinations in the world. This has lead to a spate of new construction by the three major resorts on the beach – Panviman, Rasananda and Santhiya. They seek to maximize their profit per square meter of land owned. The rooms may offer air-con, iPod docking centers, folded towels, LCD televisions etc. but actually the luxury of space is being sacrificed.

People are also being put off going to Thong Nai Pan Noi by the high prices for rooms. $100 a night doesn’t secure anything great, but $1,000 does. This prices many potential visitors out of the market.

The solution is private villa rental in Thong Nai Pan Noi. There are now a few private villas for rent in the area that offer great value for money. The best of them is Sunrise Villa. It is 800 meters from the beach at the top of a hill. It commands magnificent sea views both from the second floor master bedroom as well as from the wide balcony.

The villa is set in over 1,000 sq meters of garden. It is a haven of tranquility where the beauty of nature can be observed rather than the wet swimming costumes of neighbors.

Sunrise Villa has 3 double bedrooms with air-con. Each room is en-suite. There is lounge, dining area as well as fully equipped kitchen. For just 5,000 ($166) Thai Baht a night it represents excellent value for money and offers the luxury of space that the other resorts don’t provide.

Teaching The Children Responsibility With Pets

As a parent, I find it is very important to teach your children about sharing and responsibility.  One of the best ways I have come across doing this with my three children is to have some pets in the family that the kids have to learn to take care of.  Each child has a set task that they are responsible for to do with the pets welfare.  For example, my 17 year old son is now responsible for making sure that our pet dog gets at least one good walk a day.  My husband will often take the dog for a walk first thing in the morning but it is my sons responsibility to make sure he takes the dog out when he gets home from college every night.  If for what ever reason he can’t then he has to make sure that he has organised alternative arrangements (normally with me!).

My two younger girls have a different role because they are too young to take the dog for a walk on their own although we do encourage the three siblings to do it together occasionally.  My youngest daughter, aged 11, is responsible for making sure the dog, cat and budgie are all fed twice a day, once before school and once after we have our dinner.  My middle daughter, aged 13, thinks she has the hardest job (probably true!) and that is cleaning out the budgies cage and the cats hidden litter box.  I tend to agree with her but I have noticed that she always gets her little sister to help quiet a lot so its nice to see them bonding with each other.

Obviously, my husband and I always have the over ridding responsibility of looking after the pets but it is a great way of making the kids feel empowered.  They all take their responsibilities very seriously and even though mishaps do sometimes happen, you can really tell that they are growing and enjoying their roles as time goes on.

Educating Youth on Establishing a Budget

Young people, be them entrepreneurs or otherwise, need to be able to effectively budget their personal finances.  Many young people will find the need to take out a loan of some sort.  Student loans, car loans, mortgages and even unsecured loans are some of the most common.  By utilizing an amortization schedule, a young person can easily see where exactly their payments for these loans go and how they get applied to loan principal, interest or other associated fees.  Understanding how recurring loan payments get distributed is a great way to get an overall snapshot of one’s fiscal situation.  Seeing the amortization can often be a wake-up call to younger people to see how much of their recurring payments get eaten up by interest and fees since younger people often have to pay higher interest rates on their loans.

The Fear of Teenage Drivers

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Handing your teenager the keys to your car can be a very scary thought. When it comes time actually do the deed it can be downright terrifying!  Even if you are confident in the child’s ability to drive you can still worry about their judgment or the judgment of the people in the car with them.

I was always worried every time my son got into the car. Not because I knew one day I would be filing  traffic accident claims with our insurance company but because he loved to speed.

My worries were legit. His lead foot got the best of him one or twice. Nothing too big just in too big of a hurry to do the actually speed limit, until one rainy day he hydroplaned right into the neighbors fence.  He was ok, the car was a bit damaged and the fence destroyed. The only really good thing about my fear was that I was prepared for much worse than what actually happen.

Young entrepreneurs should learn business strategy

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Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always wanted to be a successful entrepreneur.  Through college, I studied engineering and tinkered with countless web ideas on the side, but nothing really took off.  After college, I took a job as a business strategy consultant.

Between my failed startup attempts in college and working as a management consultant for several years, I grew to realize that a successful business is all about business strategy.  It has very little to do with the innovative concept on which the company was founded.  This is why many first mover companies fail and are easily overtaken by more polished companies down the road.

So, what is exactly is business strategy?  It’s a vague term, I know.  However, in essence, it boils down to sales strategy and marketing strategy.  If you have a crappy product with solid marketing and sales teams behind it, it will still make money.  If you have the opposite situation, a stellar product, but not business team pushing it out, it’s doomed for failure.  The dream of a great product selling itself via word-of-mouth marketing is just that—a dream.  There may be exceptions, but those are very rare.  Most successful viral marketing examples are very carefully architected.  The word-of-mouth illusion is driven by a robust and carefully planned marketing campaign.

The beauty of business strategy is that the basics are easy to learn.  Most of all the relevant analyses are covered in various business frameworks – e.g., Porter’s Five Forces for competitive and industry analysis, Product Life Cycle for product marketing, Blue Ocean Strategy for market opportunity and growth strategy.  A business framework is a methodology for breaking down a common business problem into its rational components for analysis.  For instance, in Porter’s Five Forces (see the diagram above), the framework breaks down industry analysis into the 5 forces (e.g. key drivers) to analyzing the industry’s viability.  Furthermore, a business framework often also proposes specific strategic recommendations based on the results of the analyses.

The Sustaining Life

lifeLife is what you are. Life is nothing without good health. When you have a weak immune system, it means you are limited in the way your body functions. Life is all about having a lifestyle of your choice and living it to the fullest. This can only be possible when one has a good health. Personal experience when it comes to struggling with a certain disease or body condition might be tough. Many who have witnessed a relative going through the agony might not want to go through the same. It is for this reason that they would rather avoid such a scenario if there is any possibility to avoid a similar eventuality.

The possibility comes in form of Cordyceps. This remedy is meant to change the world of medicine by providing the much-needed medication. This is as far as common life health problems are concerned. There are conditions that are known to be triggered by the way one lives. These are known as lifestyle medical conditions. These are one of the worst medical conditions that normally cause a lot of disruption in one’s form of life. They can be prevented by inclusion of Cordyceps products in the diet. A small dosage of the Cordyceps after every meal might work perfectly for them. This is because the Cordyceps has effects such as reduction of cholesterol in one’s body. A dosage of Cordyceps on a daily basis will also see an efficient circulation in one’s blood. One will also have improved stamina as far as libido is concerned.

This is not only a preventive measure. Cordyceps is also known to have curative effects. They have been successfully been used in treatment of conditions such as high blood pressure, congenital disorders among many more. In life, you don’t have to have experience over agonizing conditions, you simply prevent them. Cordyceps is perfect for this when it comes to issues related to your health.

Affiliate Marketing: A Successful Online Business

As the growth of internet technology continues to evolve with such speed, more and more money making opportunities do exist now via online. One example of this opportunity is the internet business known to many as online business. The mastery of online business is highly dependent on the owner’s strong mindset to succeed and face whatever demand this industry will ask for in order to earn more in the end. Although some business owners have apprehension in venturing to this kind of career, how it really works and the skills needed, still many have succumbed to this path and have been truly successful. Anyone who longs for a change of work or profession can dream of entering an internet business like Affiliate Marketing.

To begin with, let me give you a clearer definition of what is Affiliate marketing? For your information, in general it is one example of an online business that may involve digital products like e-books in PDF format that are downloadable via internet. Nowadays, internet has been a major part in our daily lives either as an effective means of finding answers to our queries, a source of learning for additional skills like the Photoshop free download wherein anyone who has a greater passion for creativity and web designing can actually get valuable training skills as well as free online courses that could later on add-on to his/her expertise.

The mastery of Affiliate marketing is easier to learn compared with other internet businesses and it doesn’t require any form of investment in order to become one of them. The first thing you need to do if you are interested is sign-up for registration. Once your application has been approved, then you are now an affiliate marketer to their products and you can now start the online business. To market your products, you can make use of free blog sites like Blogger.com, WordPress.com or hub pages.

The main role of an affiliate marketer is to advertise the products of your company with the target of creating traffic through your site with the use of article writings and ad placement. More traffic means more online visitors who are all potential buyers. This entire process would mean greater possible earnings. True indeed, Affiliate Marketing is a good starting point for a rewarding and successful online career. You can give it a go and see for yourself the awesome benefits.

Living Away From Home

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Lots of people find it tough to move away from home for the first time.  For many it is through University or college, the advantage being you are surrounded by people who are experiencing exactly the same thing.   However for me it was a gap year, spent in a small town in Turkey on the South Western coast.

It was actually quite a scary time for me, I was intending to work for an Travel firm who ran adventure courses like mountain biking, sailing and orienteering plus a load of other things.  It seemed like a great chance to get some practical experience on my CV before starting my Leisure based degree in Nottingham.

It’s not something you can prepare yourself for I guess, but I found it incredibly tough at the beginning.  The people I worked with great, they really looked out for me and I got a gentle introduction into what was my first employment.   I have to say I nearly quit after two weeks though, being incredibly homesick and missing my friends.  But then it changed.

It was a realization I guess that if I gave up,  the next time I tried it would be worse.  The other thing I did was to stop behaving like a tourist and embrace the lifestyle of the locals around me.  I had previously spent the first two weeks sitting in my room, thanks to this post I found online – http://www.uktv-online.com/.  Basically it enabled me to use my laptop signed in to a British VPN in order for me to watch UK TV,  great but not exactly being sociable! Anyway instead I started mixing with my colleagues and socialising.   I soon made lots more friends and became much more confident.

So perhaps my message is that when it comes for you to move from home, just embrace it.  Meet people, experience your new surroundings and realise it’s a whole new chapter to your life.

Milestones – Finding an Entry Level Job After College

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I tossed my graduation cap as high as I could.  This is it.  I am ready to take on the world.

Idealistic, driven, and impatient: qualities ascribed to fresh graduates.  I was all that but I have never really felt them peak because I was offered an entry level job by my alma mater.  Go figure; after the contract expired, there were no vacancies for regularization.  With enthusiasm, I set out and joined millions of fresh graduates looking for entry level jobs. This list of what I consider to be my best practices may help you as it did lead me to fill the only vacancy on a position hundreds of others sought for.

Be ready.  Against everyone’s advice, I drafted a detailed resume even if the only highlights were my two-month stint on my first job and my educational accomplishments.  I thought I can never hold something back if it means my employment.  I was never late for an interview, I answered the questions honestly, and I took the battery of tests faithfully.

Be determined and be patient.  I got the second job I want at first try.  I failed my third and moved on.  I knew there were others out there.  I believed that the pitfalls prior are ways to give time for better options.  I was right.

Be humble.  I recognized that I am a starter in the workforce so an entry level job is the right thing to yearn for.  That feeling of being equipped to assume something past an entry level responsibility I dismissed as a product of idealism.

Be resourceful.  Technological advances widened the potential for employment.  I registered to various job sites; I read the classified ads regularly, I sought referrals from friends, and handed out resumes to recruitment centers.  I never stopped until I got my first successful call.

Note to the fresh graduate: the path is wide and steep at the same time.  Be prepared and good luck on your endeavors looking for entry level jobs.

Staying Healthy My Way

Growing up, I always loved Sunday mornings. Not so much for Sunday school but more because after my parents returned from church, we always had a nice Sunday lunch. Sometimes this was a full on roast with roasted potatoes and vegetables. Other times it was more like an all day breakfast with lots of bacon, eggs, sausages, fried tomatoes, french toast and so on. Either way, my father also made us some freshly squeezed orange juice. More than the food, this is what I loved!

Now that I have liberated myself from my parents, I make myself juice every day. I spent and still do spend time looking through juicer reviews to help me decide which which machine(s) are the best. My own health is something that I’m not prepared to cut corners on. So I see it as an investment, in me, when I spend money on juicing appliances. The thing is, I know I’m going to use them! It would be a waste of money if I just bought them and left them sitting in my kitchen.

One of the things that I love about juicing is that my own son loves it too. More than drinking juices, he loves making them. This sort of education is something I’m more than happy to encourage. Too many children eat absolute rubbish and have no idea where their food comes from. With my son, this is a situation I am trying to avoid. He helps me in the garden and we pick vegetables together. I take him shopping and let him choose the fruit we buy. Then together we juice and blend up our fresh produce to make flavorsome health drinks to enjoy together.

I didn’t know too much about dietary health until later in life. If I can educate my son about healthy foods from a young age, I feel I will have done well as a father. I want him to have every opportunity to enjoy a happy and healthy life.

 

Starting Your Day at Subway

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If you enjoy a sandwich for lunch, or even dinner the choice at Subway is better than ever. and if you can get your hands on Subway coupons the already great prices are even better too. What you might not know though is that Subway serve breakfast now too.

 Subway prides itself on being the “healthier” alternative to fast food burger joints and they carry that theme on in their breakfast menu. And they may just offer the best breakfast deal in your town as their year round $3 breakfast special gets you your choice of several of their different 6” breakfast subs – Egg and Cheese, Bacon, Egg and Cheese or Black Forest Ham, Egg and Cheese – and a 16oz Seattle’s Best coffee or a 20 oz soda. Not a bad way to start the day right, and certainly a really great price to start the day!

Changing My Point of View With a Body Image Coach

One thing that I have struggled with in my life is my body image, despite growing up in a loving family with two doting parents and siblings for whom I’d do anything.  Maybe it was the media, maybe it was my self-impressionable ways, but I have always had a hard time finding value in what I saw in the mirror.

About a year ago, I started working with a body image coach to try to heal my relationship with food, my body, and my spirit.  It has been a fascinating experience working through the thoughts and feelings in my mind and realizing that true joy comes from being aware of and being at peace with your body.  I always felt like I was working against my body and mind, but now I realize the true way to peace is to work with them.

I am at a better place in my life now than ever before.  It’s amazing how changing my mindset has opened up so many new doors in my life.  I am no longer afraid of new experiences and taking risks.  I finally feel at peace.

How My Hospitalization Turned My Life Upside Down

I was pretty naive and trusting about the mental health system. They are doctors, right? They just want to help, right? I had some bad experiences with some questionable doctors and mixed experiences from my hospitalization in 1999, but I had no idea how bad it could be until my second hospitalization. As bad as I feel my 2003 experience was, I know that there are much worse examples out there. I was lucky in that only sutures were needed. I walked out of the hospital alive and with with my mind and spirit intact.

I found no concise and comprehensive information about rights, complaints, agencies, or procedures. Information I was given was vague and contradictory. I found I had to figure it out by myself and have done a great deal of research in this area. I want to make this information available to others so they don’t have to start from scratch.

Additionally I believe that the system does not adequately protect patients and needs improvement. If a hospital has the legal power to lock someone up against their will for “treatment”, then there should be some effective mechanism to ensure the hospital follows the rules that come with that power. Today this is not the case. Hopefully in the near future it will be.

I feel that the public and many patients are not aware of how frequently patients are mistreated. The system is designed to “ensure public confidence” by sweeping such information under the rug. Most medical disciplinary information is kept confidential by law. Wouldn’t do to learn too much about your doctor. Better to keep you in the dark so that you don’t worry about it. When I went in for neurosurgery, I knew more about my automobile mechanic and garage than I did about my surgeon and the hospital. When I went in for borderline personality disorder test, I knew more about my home wiring than where this test could end me up. This did not help my confidence.

In addition to the protections afforded by law, many hospital staff adhere to the unwritten and rarely acknowledged “white wall of silence”. This is where the staff cover for each other to ensure their jobs remain safe. This is done at the expense of the patients.

It may require significant public outcry to change the system and make it more responsive to ensuring patient safety. If you are reading this, do your best in participate in communities to help the cause & if you are about to be a mental health patient, do your research well.

Social media marketing and financial freedom

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The internet has really come a long way. As a blogger, I can say that such is a tried-and-tested fact. Through time, I have seen it prove itself to be a valuable tool in man’s life in so many aspects—may it be in the field of communication, entertainment, information and even commerce.

Say for instance in business and commerce. I know for a fact that the competition among various businesses in different fields are really getting more intense and cut throat. Everyone can sense that. That is basically why it is very important for a business executive to find an edge over the competitors.

Assuming that you are a business executive (since you are reading this blog entry), let me give you my two cents’ worth.

One such way that will work for you is internet marketing. As a matter of fact, more and more internet marketing companies are getting into business nowadays. Actually, an seo agency has a lot of tools that will help establish and maintain a strong online presence for your business. One such tool is social media marketing.

As its name suggests, social media marketing works in such a way that your business will be marketed through the use of social media. Your business will be linked to social media networking sites. As you may know, more and more people are already getting into the social media networking sites like Twitter and Facebook among others. Thus, that is a wide pool of potential customers that you can tap to boost your sales.

Essentially, these internet marketing companies will determine the best social media networking sites for your business and establish your presence there.

Great Adventures – Real Camping the Civilized Way

When was the last time you went on a real adventure (urban downtown bars do not count.) With that in mind why not consider going camping one weekend instead of hitting the club?

By camping I mean real camping, not the kind where you go to a camp site that offers bathrooms and restaurants and a drive in movie theater. Real camping means going out into the woods some place. Pitching a real tent in a real open space. Cooking your food over a fire pit dug into the ground. Actually having to rough it a bit and make your own brewed over the fire pit coffee in the morning rather than going to get one from a vending machine.

Real camping does not have to mean you go through hell though. There is a more “civilized” way to enjoy a real camping holiday. Go into any camping equipment store and you will find tents (at fairly reasonable prices) that are more like little houses and sleeping bags that are more comfortable and cozy than any comforter. You can buy a camping toilet, and even a disposable camping shower to make hygiene easier. And yes, you can even buy solar chargers that will help ensure that your smart phone stays juiced up so that you do not lose contact with the “outside world” altogether (or miss out on your daily dose of Angry Birds or some other such diversion after lights out!)

Camp cookery can be a great experience as well. If you shop a little before you go you will find that you can buy specialist cooking woods that come in lightweight chips that you can use to whip up a great fire pit dinner without having to spend hours searching for miles for enough dry (and pest free) wood to get a half decent camp fire going.

My Dad’s Wine Business

I wasn’t even born when my dad and my uncle had the crazy idea to start a wine of the month club business.  For some reason the two of them actually made it and have been making plans, as they tell me repeatedly, for one of my cousins and I to take over one day.

The thing they seem to be forgetting is the simple fact, that I might not want anything to do with it.  Why do they think they get to decide not only what I do for a living, but where I am going to live and everything else with my life? They got to make their own decisions, yet they think I should just take over their business and what, live next door?

First Paycheck Equals First Pair Of Designer Shoes

Growing up I was always interested in fashion and like most girls in particular designer shoes. The only problem was that I could only look at them in magazines and watch on TV as celebrities walked the red carpet. They always looked so stunning and in a way I suppose I wanted to be just like them, obviously to a point. I never wanted to follow the habits of some stars, especially the heavy smokers. Even though many have now moved onto using electronic cigarettes its still a bad habit.

The older I got though the more I grew into myself and became very much my own person, wanting to look like the celebrities was no longer something I aspired to, this didn’t stop my love of fashion though. The first job I worked I used my first paycheck to buy a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes. Its hard to explain the feeling owning a pair of these iconic shoes. Wearing them gave me a feeling of confidence and achievement, the days of cutting pictures out of magazines seem a long way off. The memories were great but finding my independence cannot be bettered.

 

 

Celebrating My Liberty – My First Refrigerator Purchase

Finally I’ve got my own place!  After years of first living under my parents’ roof, and then sharing a room with a spoilt brat in college, I have a place I can call my own.  Better yet, I finally get to decorate it the way I want – liberated at last!

I am lucky enough to be able to afford to rent a home and not just an apartment.  This is a great luxury I know for a recent college grad, but I am thrilled about it.  Unfortunately, there is one downside I have to deal with – it comes with a lot less kit than the average apartment.

I actually have to buy my own refrigeration.  It goes without saying that I have no clue how to go about doing this.  Usually when I buy something I just login to Amazon and see what looks good.  But for this purchase I’m looking at spending a thousand bucks, that is some serious money for me.

I’ve starting poking about various websites that have refrigerator reviews.  There is certainly no shortage of them out there.  It’s tricky to know what to make of them all however, as a lot of them are targeted at housewives shopping for a family and kids and such.

I just want a reasonably priced refrigerator that will store enough stuff for myself and my future girlfriend(s) – plus of course plenty of cold beer for when my buddies drop by!  It should look somewhat classy, as I don’t want to scare off the ladies with an ugly piece of junk in the center of my kitchen.  I may not be sophisticated, but maybe I can fool themJ

My folks have had a couple of Frigidaire refrigerators over the years; I don’t really ever remember them breaking down or anything.  To me that is a good sign!  I think I will probably just end up finding a Frigidaire unit that has good refrigerator reviews and ordering that one.

No need to over complicate matters, right?

 

 

Being All Grown Up Aint So Easy

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We all thought life was so plush and nice when we were little kids, not knowing just how difficult life will really be in the real world once we are adults and out on our own.  My whole life I always heard my parent talking about paying bills and staying afloat.  Not until I got older was I able to appreciate it.  I always head about getting benefit for medical and dental, and now that I got stuck with large bills for my sleep apnea problem I can finally see what my parents were always talking about.  I do find that through experience though we all grow for the better.

Wish I Had More Financial Lessons Growing Up

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My parents were very hard working people and instilled good moral fiber in my being while I was growing up.  But one thing I lacked was a decent background into the world of finance.  They had no real idea themselves how to run their finances properly and passed this bad trait down to me.  My lack of knowledge landed me deep in credit card debt, to the point where I needed some debt relief or I was going to drown in bills.  I hope that I can learn from both my mistakes and theirs and ensure my son fully understand the dangerous financial world out there and learns how to take advantage of it, not get taken advantage of like me.

I’m Liberated But I’m Not One Bit Happy

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I’m in my early 20′s and I have to tell you, I’m not happy at all. People my age have been in school for 12 years plus 4 years for college and we get out to find unemployment near an all time high. We worked hard in college, racking up debt, only to find that possibly all our efforts have been wasted. I would have been better off if I had skipped college and gotten a burger flipping job out of high school! At least that way I wouldn’t be in debt like I am.

A lot of people my age are participating in the Occupy Wall Street protests and I can see why. I haven’t been there myself but I am tempted to go. There are a lot of crazy people there but a lot of sensible ones too and I would probably fit in somewhere. The longer this bad economy goes on, the more likely I will be to join at some point. Watching our politicians at work is really a joke and someone needs to speak up.

What is so worrisome now is that even if I did find a job it wouldn’t be very secure. I have several friend who are afraid they are going to have to apply for unemployment because their jobs are on the chopping block. This makes it very hard to optimistically look for work knowing that even if I am lucky, any job I find might be short lived. Everywhere I go and everyone I talk to has stories about how hard a time they are having right now. It’s really sad and I feel unlucky that all this is happening at a time in my life when I should be venturing out into the workplace, getting my feet wet, and figuring just what it is I want to do with my life. As it is, I am just struggling to survive.

 

Today’s Liberated Children Will Probably Prefer To Conform When They Become Adults

The last decade or so has seen a move away from conformity, a desire to be different. This has become particularly apparent to me because of the trend for parents to give their new babies names that are somehow different, as if by doing so the children are somehow special.

My business is the manufacture of personalised christening gifts which, by definition, include the name of the baby being christened. The popularity of ‘traditional’ names has been in decline, being replaced by ‘made-up’ names, or by traditional names that are spelt in a different way. Just how some of the children given odd names will react when they grow up is not yet known, but various experts are expecting an adverse effect. Looking ahead, some even predict that today’s ‘liberated’ children will swing back to the other extreme and will name their own children using more traditional names.

There are several human traits that suggest that neither children nor adults wish to be ‘liberated’. Instead most like to conform and to belong: for example football supporters like to wear their team’s shirt, a sort of clan uniform that tells the onlooker that that person is a member of a group.

Liberation, or being different, may be attractive for a while, but most are happy to conform.

Join Military to Live Abroad

According to this 2014 military pay chart, you could make a pretty decnet living by  joining the military and then getting stationed abroad.  The US Military has bases around the world and military personnel could live in some great luxurious spots while assigned to one of these posts in the US Military.  Sure, there’s certainly a lot to think about before joining the US military, but it’s definitely something to consider for those looking to make a decent living while lving abroad!

Freedom in Choosing my Own Way

 

After I graduated from high school, my parent told me to continue study in the university. I did not hate that idea but I wanted to be cosmetologist. Since I was little I liked to do make up to my sister and my friends. Sadly my parents were against that. They said cosmetologist is not suitable job for me. They wanted me to be success woman who works in huge building in the big city. They said I am smart enough to pursuit that dream but my hearth is telling me to do what I really want. I had quarrel with my parent for a long time. But then I decided to step out from home and start my own life.

I am doing fine with my life now, I study in the college and still pursuit my dream. I love to learn about beauty product. What the ingredient, how it effect the body. I am doing research on Glutera whitening product now. I heard it is very famous beauty product in Indonesia so I really want to know how great it is.

I am still way far from my dream but let me tell you this. If you dare to take one small step to catch your dream, you should never stop your steps in the middle path. Trust me it is worth the struggle and pain in order to be who you really want to be. 


Hi Tech Children – Not Really

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I remember thinking a few years ago how hard it was working in the IT industry, the change is non-stop.  Some of the skills I had 15 years ago, where I was considered an expert and paid lots of money for – are now completely useless. All my study, qualifications centred around those skills are completely pointless now – in fact I’ve started to even leave them off my CV.  Every year comes more and more change and to stay competitive you have to keep retraining and updating skills.

One of my other worries as I got older in the IT industry was being superceded by a torrent of young super techies.  Fortunately that hasn’t happened at all, most youngsters grow up using advanced technology but they have no idea how it works.  Sure many of them will know Facebook back to front or how to level a Mage in World of Warcraft but that’s where it stops.  The problem is that most technology now is too easy to use, you don’t have to understand it.  When my generation were growing up with computers if you wanted to play a game – you had to type the code in first!  Even loading via a cassette tape required a little technical knowledge to get going.

Our children don’t need to understand how a computer works to use them, even if they fit new hardware to a machine Windows will set up and configure it for you.  In the eighties it took a lot of effort to install a new graphics card and get the damn thing working properly.  The way IT is taught in our schools is partly to blame, at least in the UK.  My son is taught Word Processing, DTP and Spreadsheets in his ICT class.  When I asked if they were taught programming or how to set up networks I was told that the ICT staff only had IT business skills (ie they couldn’t program.)

It’s the same when you talk to youngsters about security and privacy online.  For most it’s a subject that they don’t even consider, happily posting status updates and photos of themselves to their ’3000’ online friends.  Do they realise that those same photos and updates will exist online somewhere 25 years later ?  I suspect not, and if you try and talk aboout proxies, VPNs or using them to protect your privacy or even how to watch UK TV then they’ll not have a clue what you’re talking about.

Source: http://www.proxyusa.com/watch-uktvusa

The worry is not of course my job security it’s the way that the more technology controls our lives, the less people seem to understand it.  Of course there will always be a big section of the population who ’get computers’ – the IT staff, the computer graduates, geeks and all, but for the rest the knowledge gap gets bigger each year.

Liberating the Internet

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Now you might think that the internet doesn’t really need liberating, well I’m afraid you are wrong.  Sure fifteen years ago, the internet was an ever expanding pool of knowledge that anyone could dip into, from anywhere where an internet connection was available.  It was extremely exciting and largely unregulated, sometimes it was hard going but that effort was usually rewarded. Nowadays the internet is no where near as open as it used to be.

Now I’m not talking about the obvious restrictions imposed by places like China, Syria or Iran who will routinely control what is allowed on their version of the internet.  The extensive filtering in China has become very much part of life there.  There is a more subtle control being exercised from the corporate world and the less extreme democratic nations.

The problem is that the internet is now big business and the money involved means that pressure groups and lobbyists now are paid to steer the destiny of the internet.  When you just click around on YouTube a little and get your first – video not available message – you’ll probably have been a victim of the effects of that pressure.  Don’t worry, your IP address isn’t banned or blacklisted – this page explains a little more - http://thenewproxies.com/banned-ip-address/

The sad reality is that the once completely open internet is now being compartmentalized.  What an American surfer sees on the web is often very different to what someone in Italy, UK or Canada sees.  There are millions of restrictions being imposed in a variety of ways to control what you see online.  For instance websites have a look at your location before deciding what page to show you.  Just like Google which directs you to the correct language variant when you connect.

The many big companies want to charge different prices for their products or services depending where the customer lives.  It is called price discrimination by economists and it’s a method to maximise profits.  Being free and open doesn’t suit this approach and so technology has been developed to monitor and direct the ordinary users experience online.

So if you want to control where you go or what you do online then I suggest  you adopt the tactics of the technically minded Chinese.  They are experts in by-passing their country’s infamous firewall by using proxies and VPNs.  These are very easy to use and are normally very inexpensive – but with these you are in control of your surfing and you can bypass these blocks simply.  For anyone who doesn’t like being manipulated online they are simply a must!

What is Freedom?

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Freedom is what everybody has been talking about. But do you know what is it actually? Is it the right to speak freely? Or when we can do everything that we want is freedom? I think freedom is when we feel free body and soul to do whatever we want to but it comes with responsibility.

According to me as a child freedom is when I listen to my parents’ advises and do my duty at home but I still have quality time for myself to relax. I have a time to read my favorite book, watch my favorite movie and hang out with my best friends. Freedom is when I want a puppyor cat and my mother give it to me but then I have to take care of it. I have dog feeder to help me though so it is fine, please check automatic dog feeder reviews if you need to buy one. What I want to say is, do not act reckless and say it for freedom sake. You have to be very wise when do something or talk.

Helping your Kids to Teach Peace

Teaching your child about peace can be one of the greatest accomplishments you will have as a parent. However, once you have taught your child it can be very difficult for them to remember your teaching in day to day life. Therefore in this article we are going to be talking about ways you can help your kids remember the peaceful ideas you have taught them.

The first way you can help your kids remember to keep peace is to leave them with some sort of symbol of your teachings. For example you could give your child a ring or necklace that helps them remember what you taught them. That way when they are led astray and are making a poor decision they can look at their ring or necklace and remember what you taught them. A great example of this is used by members of the Mormon Church. They have a ring called a CTR Ring that stands for choose the right. This reminds the wearer that they should always choose the right decision no matter what. You want to give your children a similar object that can help steer them the right way.

In closing it is all our duty to do our best to teach peace and be peaceful ourselves. If we all decide to be peaceful today then we can help change the World for our children for years to come.

My First Time Entering College

 

High school and colleger are two very different thing. When in high school, everything I did was still under control of my parents. I have curve I need to obey. Not allowed to go out with just a boy, never get the permission to sleep over at my friends place. Very annoying to have so much rule to obey. But I am college student now, and I love it every single minutes. I move to new apartment with some friends and I feel the freedom I missed for my seventeen years old of living. No more rule to obey, no more nag to hear from my mom especially. It feels like I am out of the prison. I know what my parents did was for my own goodness and I really appreciate that but believe me leaving out form home is the best thing that ever happen to me. The girls and I live in the small apartment with two rooms, one kitchen, one bathroom, and one living room. It is a little small for the four of us but we can manage. I finally have a cat of my own and I buy an automatic cat feeder for it. I can shop for all I want without afraid being scold from my mother. I really enjoy become college student.

Children Right to Speak

When I was a child, my parent never let me do anything on my own. They always monitored every action of mine. Get up and sleeping time had to be on time never late even just a minute. My father did not like it when I talked back at him, for every matter. I think my childhood was a little strict for my sake. I have my own children now but I treat my children better than the way my parents did. Children are also a human that need to speak up their mind sometimes. I think as parents, all we can do are listening to their speaking and accommodate what they want. My oldest child who has a dog name Blanky is very responsible for only being 7 years old. He takes care of Blanky well. Moreover, as reward I give him an automatic pet feeder to help him more.

I think the way parents can be closer to children is letting them know that parents care about them. By letting them give an opinion about something and accepting that as it is the best idea ever. That way, children will feel that parents respect and love them.

Children and Farming

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So, I will freely admit that I run a company which sells wine and wine gift baskets.  One of the main things we have to work with on a daily basis, is how to deal with some of the negative parts of the business.  One example is that only about a dozen wineries within California have full time vineyard staff, in large part that means that there are day laboreres being hired on a daily basis by our industry.  The problem is that, most of those employees are paid almost nothing and work without insurance of any type.  They are also almost exclusively illegal or from under represented groups meaning they need some help if things go wrong. Unfortunately without a safety net in this country they tend to let their kids work for them.  The liberation of children in California should not include hours spent picking strawberries, even if it is only during summer months when the kids aren’t in school.

Understand your Debt Payments to Enable your Personal Freedom

Using the loan calculator at PaymentBot is the best way to calculate the final cost of your loan. There are many factors that go into determining your monthly payment and total payoff amount, so it is important to understand those numbers at the beginning.

The calculator at PaymentBot is simple to use and allows you to change the information to fit your needs. Simply change interest rates, loan amounts, or down payments to see how various financial situations would affect you. It is easy to explore several different scenarios with just a few clicks.

PaymentBot’s calculator is free to use and has no obligations for purchase. Also included are easy to use instructions and explanations for how the different scenarios may affect you. Several articles about financial health are available for you to explore and learn more about how your money works for you.

As with any calculator, the information provided may not be accurate based on your specific financial profile. The tool is to be used as a starting point only. For final numbers and rates, please contact your lender of choice. Credit scores, income, and current debt can cause the final result to vary widely from what is presented on the Payment calculator.

When you have determined a basic foundation for your loan, you can then take that information and shop around for the best lender. Many will fight for your business if you have a solid financial background. Knowing the information that the PaymentBot’s calculator provides will give you an advantage in the negotiating process, as you already know what you should expect.

When decided to apply for a new loan of any type, it is critical to utilize an online calculator, such as the one provided at PaymentBot, for getting the biggest bang for your buck.

Geld uitgeven is goed

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Als je geld uit gaat geven dan is dat een goed teken. Je moet namelijk kunnen genieten van het leven en dit kan pas goed als je ook echt geld uit gaat geven. Koop wat je leuk vindt en zorg er voor dat je het gevoel hebt dat je ook echt leeft. Dit gevoel heb je echt wanneer je bijvoorbeeld een leuk kledingstuk ziet en niet hoeft te besparen maar het geld gewoon uit gaat geven zodat jij dat leuke kledingstuk aan kunt trekken. Dat geldt ook met eten en drinken, als je niet zuinig hoeft te doen met het uitgeven van geld aan boodschappen dan kan dat je een aantal voordelen geven. Heb je geen vaste baan en dus ook geen vast inkomen? Dan hoef je niet bang te zijn; je kunt immers ook ervoor kiezen om nu al de aankoop te doen en geleidelijk uw lening terug te betalen wanneer het u het beste uitkomt. Je kunt immers online veel mogelijkheden vinden voor geld lenen zonder vast inkomen of  geld lenen zonder vast werk Het uitgeven van geld is dan ook een goede keuze, je stimuleert de economie weer maar ook voor jezelf is het goed omdat je nu echt kunt ervaren wat het is om goed te leven! Dus koop af en toe wat leuks voor jezelf, je verdient het om af en toe jezelf eens te verwennen. Stel dit niet telkens uit, want met een lening kun jij meteen uit je dak gaan.

Voordelen van een kredietkaart

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Een kredietkaart heeft een groot aantal voordelen. Het is namelijk gebruiksvriendelijk en ook eenvoudig in het gebruik. Het grootste voordeel van een kredietkaart is dat je als een particulier op deze manier makkelijk geld kan lenen. Daarnaast is het een betaalmiddel waar je als particulier simpel wereldwijd gebruik van kunt maken en ook online aankopen doen wordt nu een stuk eenvoudiger. Alle uitgaven worden pas aan het einde met je verrekend, dus je hebt een maand langer om alles te betalen en je bent zelfs als particulier verzekerd wanneer je de kredietkaart verloren bent en aangifte hebt gedaan. Met je kredietkaart kun je als particulier veel geld lenen, zelfs wel tot crica 10.000,- Euro of soms wel tot 20.000,- Euro zonder vragen. Als je als particulier online veel aankopen doet dan is de kredietkaart zeker voordelig in het gebruik, daarnaast zie je aan het einde van de maand op een overzicht wat je uit hebt gegeven en wat de kosten zijn, die worden de volgende maand dan door jou betaald. Dus dat is ook een maand langer de tijd om te betalen, dit wordt ook als een voordeel gezien van de kredietkaart.

Exercise Your Way To Freedom

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Freedom and liberation: such abstract topics, aren’t they?  Are we ever really free?  It seems that even in the free world, there are all kinds of rules and ties to keep you grounded, and from truly experiencing liberation. This was really true for me when it came to my weight.  

I have always felt tied to the scale in some way or another.  My weight has always been a struggle, and I have always had a tether to food and an aversion to exercise.  That was until I discovered the insanity workout.  No matter where I go, where in the world I travel, or whatever I do, I can always count on getting through the workout to liberate me from the scale. The truth is, I LOVE to eat, and I DON’T love to exercise.

I used to find myself frequently depriving myself, then making a semi serious attempt at spending 30  minutes on the elliptical just to fit into a dress or an outfit.  I felt like I was a prisoner to food and the elliptical machine, and a slave to the food I ate.  But now, I don’t have to think about my relationship with food nearly as much as I used to.  I look great and I feel great, and I don’t feel any longer that I am tied to the scale like I used to be.  I don’t struggle with my weight anymore with this workout plan, and I have finally broken free from fighting with my body.  No matter where I go, I know I can always count on this workout to keep me looking great and achieving a healthy body.

 

Web Design Pricing Factors for Free Speech Websites

Free speech is one of the most treasured rights held by citizens of democracies all over the world, and the Internet—with its inherently unregulated nature—is an ideal platform to broadcast the benefits of free speech for everyone. It’s a little bit ironic, however, that a website about free speech isn’t free from costs as well. The web design pricing will depend on what kind of elements the site features, but the site can also clearly demonstrate how the Internet can propagate the cause of free speech worldwide.

Demonstrating Free Speech Online

Your site can be an educational hub to show precisely what kinds of speech are protected by the freedom of speech, and you can show historical and contemporary examples of how that right can be expressed morally and legally.

You can also show how authorities can violate an individual’s right to free speech, and you can galvanize your visitors into taking action so that freedom of speech can be protected. You can have your web designer incorporate newsfeeds into your site, as well as forums for visitors to express their opinions.

Commercial Aspects of Free Speech

Then again, nothing prevents you from using free speech to generate some income on your own. One way of doing that is by featuring ads on your website. Although this may also affect the web design pricing, at the very least when you have integrated ads with your website you can generate some income to cover the costs of maintaining the website.

Other features that can help increase the usefulness of the site (and therefore, its profitability) include the use of shopping carts and secure payment processing. You can sell free speech shirts and posters to your members to balance out the cost of the web design pricing, so that you can still be free to run your website.

Set Animal Freedom

Animal is also a creature that has rigt as human have. It’s not a machine or slave it has deserve to its freedom. For example the frredom to have meal. When you decide to take a dog as your pet make sure that it gets adequate possibilities to live as its natural life.

If you are finding troublesome to feed your dog an automatic dog feeder with timer is the answer for you to give freedom for your pet. You might have heard that taking it one step at a time is very good advice – it really is when you are reaching your goals! Now just take what you’ve learned in this automatic dog feeder tips and begin realizing what you wish to.

Don’t Let Work Choose Your Life

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Our generation have a unique opportunity to see the world.  Forty years ago it was much more difficult to travel and work your way around the world.  Perhaps for a lucky few with specific skills and a handful of languages, but today an English only speaking individual like myself can live wherever he wants too.  The reason is of course we’re living in the digital age and so many more occupations have become extrmely flexible.  We all probably no people who telecommute and hardly ever visit the office.  A home office, a computer and a decent internet connection and many people can work just as effectively away from a crowded, expensive office.  Email, instant messaging and video conferencing are all eroding the need for travelling across the country.  Of course many argue that there is an advantage to face-to-face meetings, which is possibly true, however how many of us have sent emails to the person in the next room?

For the self employed individual there are even more possibilities.  In most walks of life the internet has opened up a huge golbal market for many skills.  Ok if you provide a local service then it’s not going to help that much, but where the service can be provided remotely then it matters little where you are based.  In fact for many web based businesses their customers are largely unaware of location.  What matters is the product or service being delivered and communication being easy.  Obviously there are some logistical considerations for certain businesses – but in many instances these are easily mitigated.

For example I recently hired someone to translate one of my websites into German.  I’d found her service advertised on a web bulletin board and I engaged her after a quick chat over Skype.  She was extremely professional and the whole project was completed in a couple of weeks.  The cost was a fraction quoted from a local translation company I’d enquired with and the delivery was trouble free.  The translator’s location was irrelevant, I had presumed it was somewhere in Germany but when I checked her emails it looked like she was in the USA as shehad found out how to get an American IP address, it was merely for appearance sake though.  She was actually based in Ireland and chose to operate digitally from the US as she had a lot of US customers – here’s how.

The reality is that for many people you don’t need to follow your work anymore.  For professional people with a specific skill or entrepreneurs the internet means that you could just as well operate from a beach hut in Thailand as an office in North London.  So have a think where you’d like to live before you start on where to work!

Moving Abroad for Medical Care?

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It seems crazy doesn’t it?  I had a conversation with a guy from the San Diego Chiropractor Directory the other day about one of his clients, who was recently diagnosed with cancer and who had chosen to move abroad in the coming days.  His choice was simple, he doesn’t have health insurance right now and he cannot afford the ongoing price of treatment.

Weird right?  I mean, he moves to Canada, right on the border so he can come back into the United States and receive treatment over the coming months while paying out of pocket, but he will then gain citizenship and health care rights in the next year in Canada.  Crazy right?

Geld lenen om te winkelen

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Als je van winkelen houdt dan kun je daarvoor geld gaan lenen. Het is goed om eens te kijken wat je allemaal wilt hebben en dan kun je daar een lening voor afsluiten of je gaat lenen bij vrienden of familie. Het zou kunnen zijn dat je voor een verjaardag geld wilt lenen om wat leuks voor de jarige te kopen. Welke reden je ook hebt, het is je goed recht als je eens geld gaat lenen om te winkelen. Je wilt dat leuke jurkje of dat leuke shirtje nu eindelijk eens kopen en je bent echt gelukkig als je dat hebt gedaan. Je straalt als je de kledingstukken aan hebt en je kunt er eindeloos van genieten dat je alles hebt gekocht. Kleine lening voor een kleine aankoop nodig? Probeer eens een minilening! Korte termijn lening met rente over een korte leenperiode: Minileningen in Belgie | Vergelijk Minilening Aanbieders Geniet er van als je geld gaat lenen om te winkelen en kijk eens wat voor leuke dingen je er voor kunt kopen! 

Geld maakt wel gelukkig

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Als je geld hebt, dan word je hier gelukkig van. Stel het jezelf maar eens voor, je hebt een loterij gewonnen en je krijgt ineens 10.000 euro. Let maar eens op je reactie, je gaat bedenken wat je allemaal kunt doen, je wilt een reis maken, uit eten, kleding kopen en de kinderen wat leuks geven. Je bent helemaal in een vrolijke stemming en zo zie je ook dat geld wel gelukkig maakt. Als je geld hebt dan kun je veel dingen doen en kun je genieten van het leven. Het gaat er voor zorgen dat je gaat genieten van bijv. uitstapjes of van lekkere dingen die je anders niet had kunnen kopen. Stel, je wint niet de loterij, dan kun je nog steeds geld uitgeven. Begin met een kleine minilening die je bij de bank of kredietverstrekker kan verkrijgen. Geld maakt gelukkig omdat je dan ook meer te besteden hebt en je zorgt er voor dat je je dromen waar kunt maken. Banken waar je in Belgie een lening kan krijgen zijn onder andere Fortis, KBC en Dexia maar ook kleinere aanbieders zoals mevrouw Leeman/ Leeman kredieten zijn mogelijke kredietverstrekkers. Je grootste dromen kunnen als je veel geld hebt allemaal werkelijkheid worden en daar word je echt wel gelukkig van!  

Avoid Hypertension to Free the Soul

Blood pressure is a condition that affects millions of people. It is among the most delicate conditions that people should keep an eye on. Normally, the condition is much related to unmonitored lifestyle practices. Basically, individuals who eat food which is loaded with cholesterol and calories are on the verge of developing high blood pressure. Regular exercising is very important for general health.

It is very important to know the reasons which make one’s daily pressure to go up or down. The most probable reasons could be the intake of specific foods, emotional problems, stress and the like. It is therefore important to monitor the current blood condition in a regular basis. This is not limited to those individuals who have developed the condition; even healthy people should do a regular check on their blood pressures.

Having a personal stethoscope is a milestone. Together with a blood pressure chart for pregnant women, a stethoscope would be very helpful. The chart shows blood pressure ranges corresponding to the diastolic and systolic pressures. Having the chart at the office or home offers an individual the ease of monitoring his or her health condition, specifically those who have. The chart helps an individual to easily tell the range of the blood levels and one will be able to control everyday’s activities. But for sure, when things get tough, consulting the doctor is very crucial.

The chart does not simply show a normal, low or high blood pressure computation, it also shows the appropriate blood pressure reading in relation to age, weight and height. This helps individuals to be aware about their health condition and status. Keeping personal chart is a plus particularly if one have diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. They say that prevention is always better than cure.

Liberation Through Financial Education

Doing the math on your savings can often be very time consuming and difficult. If you do not have the required skills, you would find this impossible. Instead of throwing away your time and trying to do all of the math yourself, you may want to use an interest calculator to examine all of the investments that you currently have in place. If you are not sure what investments would be the best for you to choose in the future, this would be a tool that is well worth using. Accessing it would allow you to rid your life of having to do any math at all. Instead, you would be able to make a decision based on reliable information.

Putting money into a CD is probably something that you have considered. However, you may not know how it compares to other savings that you have started in the past. When you start using an interest calculator, you would be able to discover a simple answer. The most difficult part about putting money away is knowing where to place your money. However, this is simply a matter of doing the math. It does not have to be a difficult decision, you can have a better financial life through proper planning. There are many different ways that you can save your money, you do not need to go into this blindly. Instead, you would have the power of knowing that you are making the best decision for your own financial situation.

Geld maakt wel gelukkig

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Als je geld hebt, dan word je hier gelukkig van. Stel het jezelf maar eens voor, je hebt een loterij gewonnen en je krijgt ineens 10.000 euro. Let maar eens op je reactie, je gaat bedenken wat je allemaal kunt doen, je wilt een reis maken, uit eten, kleding kopen en de kinderen wat leuks geven. Je bent helemaal in een vrolijke stemming en zo zie je ook dat geld wel gelukkig maakt. Als je geld hebt dan kun je veel dingen doen en kun je genieten van het leven. Heb je het geld op een specifiek moment niet bij de hand? Dan kun je ervoor kiezen dit geld te lenen bij de bank of via andere kanalen. Bij minileningen BE kun je de mogelijkheden onderzoeken om geld te lenen zonder bank. Het gaat er voor zorgen dat je gaat genieten van bijv. uitstapjes of van lekkere dingen die je anders niet had kunnen kopen. Geld maakt gelukkig omdat je dan ook meer te besteden hebt en je zorgt er voor dat je je dromen waar kunt maken. Je grootste dromen kunnen als je veel geld hebt allemaal werkelijkheid worden en daar word je echt wel gelukkig van!

Het vrije gevoel van een iPhone

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Een iPhone kan tegenwoordig niet meer weggedacht worden uit onze maatschappij. We maken er graag gebruik van en daarnaast geeft de iPhone ook een vrij gevoel. Vraag het jezelf maar eens af, wat kan er tegenwoordig allemaal gedaan worden met de iPhone? Je kunt bellen, je kunt een SMS bericht sturen, je kunt je mail checken, je kunt de fileberichten bekijken, je kunt het laatste nieuws lezen en je kunt zelfs boodschappen doen en het weerbericht bekijken. Als je zelf een iPhone hebt dan kun je ook het vrije gevoel van een iPhone ervaren. Maar kun je niet een iPhone kopen zonder inkomen? Koop dan een iPhone door geld te lenen zonder inkomen via Minileningenbelgie.be. Omdat er veel mensen al een iPhone hebben weten zij ook hoe prettig het is, je kunt er namelijk van genieten, waar en wanneer je ook ergens bent, je bent altijd bereikbaar en kunt altijd een spel doen zodat je je niet hoeft te vervelen. Ontdek daarom nu zelf het vrije gevoel van een iPhone en je kunt er dag in dag uit van genieten.

Geld lenen om uit eten te gaan

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Als je graag uit eten gaat is het een optie om daar geld voor te lenen (sms flitslening). Het salaris is misschien nog niet gestort of je wilt iemand verrassen om uit eten te gaan, daar kun je dan geld voor lenen via een flitslening. Je kunt geld lenen bij een bank, maar je kunt ook bij familie of vrienden geld lenen om uit eten te gaan. Kijk even welk bedrag je nodig hebt en je kunt daarna gezellig met zijn allen uit eten gaan. Het is belangrijk dat je weet hoeveel je ongeveer nodig hebt en dan kan het geld snel geleend worden. Met een flitslening kun je snel tijdelijk een klein geldbedrag lenen voor een leuk etentje met je vriendin of vrienden. Heb je ook al zoveel zin om uit eten te gaan? Je kunt hier nu namelijk geld lenen om uit eten te gaan en wat zal die maaltijd toch heerlijk smaken!

Traveling to Japan to Satisfy an Electronics Fetish

I’ve been mad about computers and electronic gadgets since I was a kid. Compared to my parents’ generation, things are way different now a days. The Internet and mobile communications have totally changed the way we live our lives and do business. Just by firing up my computer, I can see what the weather on the other side of the globe. That’s not the only thing, I can even look at streaming web cams all over the world.

It’s with this in mind that I’ve decided to take my first overseas trip to the Far East. There’s just so much that I want to see. Of course there’s the cultural places like Kyoto in Japan. That can’t be missed. But for me, I’m more excited about a place called Akihabara. Do you know it? It’s the electronics center of Tokyo. That means things like cheap computers, cheap cameras, cheap rice cookers and all kinds of electronics gadgets.

I’m definitely going to be taking some spending money with me! You know what? Now is a great time to get out there. The Japanese Yen seems to be falling in value a bit so my dollar is going to go that little bit further. I’m really excited to see what I can find under the neon lights of Tokyo!

Geld lenen om te winkelen

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Als je van winkelen houdt dan kun je daarvoor geld gaan lenen. Het is goed om eens te kijken wat je allemaal wilt hebben en dan kun je daar een lening voor afsluiten of je gaat lenen bij vrienden of familie. Het zou kunnen zijn dat je voor een verjaardag geld wilt lenen om wat leuks voor de jarige te kopen. Hoeveel kun je eigenlijk lenen voor een specifieke reden? Met de lening simulatie tool op onze site Minileningen Belgie kun je je eigen maximale lening berekenen. Welke reden je ook hebt, het is je goed recht als je eens geld gaat lenen om te winkelen. Je wilt dat leuke jurkje of dat leuke shirtje nu eindelijk eens kopen en je bent echt gelukkig als je dat hebt gedaan. Je straalt als je de kledingstukken aan hebt en je kunt er eindeloos van genieten dat je alles hebt gekocht. Geniet er van als je geld gaat lenen om te winkelen en kijk eens wat voor leuke dingen je er voor kunt kopen!

The Seduction of the Coast

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Freedom is often associated with the beach. It seems we need to go to the ends of land masses to feel liberated. It might be the feeling of gazing off at the eternal looking ocean some how frees our minds and spirits. It is certainly relaxing falling asleep to the sound of the sea. It is great to be next to a beach rather than being in a city surrounded by vast continents of concrete.

Some of the most expensive real estate in the world is on the coast. The rich go skiing but they also go to the Maldives, the South Pacific and the Caribbean to ly on beaches for their holidays. Watching the rich is a good way to get an idea what is commonly considered a ’free life’.

The cost to local communities and the environment is great. In America 17% of the land mass is coastal and yet 53% of the population live in this area. Higher population density next to the ocean places a strain on the environment, and obviously human waste and polluting substances make it into the ocean and damage marine eco-systems.

Moreover too many divers damage the coral, jet skis pollute and are noisy and of course commercial fishing can threaten sustainable fish levels.

The real freedom of the beach is found on those beautiful and fast disappearing beaches around the world that have not been ’discovered’ by the travel industry that is destroying the local flavor of many holiday destinations around the world. The idea that a unique culture needs hotel chain monolith blocking the view is wrong. Few locals other than the land owners get rich and people are turned from fishing, farming and self-sustaining comunal industry into waiters and maids wearing uniforms that pastiche their national culture.

Common perceptions of freedom are thus sometimes ensnaring; sometimes misleading: and sometimes ruinous.

A Look at the Value of Auto Litter Boxes.

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It is really hard to live far from your family. Now you can relate to what my pet cat felt when we bought it and took it home. Your cat may not eat anything. You must have all the things that your cat need like a litter box, scratch post, a place to sleep and toys to play with. And for litter box, do you there is an excellent for our cat. It is automatic cat litter box special for cat. We can manage cat’s litter easily with this tool.

The litter pan is bowl-shaped and is filled with premium clumping cat litter. It rotates continuously at an extremely slow speed. You and your cat cannot detect the movement. Eventually the urine clumps and feces reach a conveyor belt ramp that separates solids from litter and carries the waste up and into a waste receptacle. No special trays, bags or litter are needed to make it work, however “premium” clumping litter is required. There is a bowl-shaped litter tray connected to a motorized pole. The tray is mounted on a platform. A waste receptacle is attached to the platform just outside the rotating tray. The conveyer is covered and fills about half of the tray.

A small amount of electricity is used, perhaps even less than some other electronic litter boxes, because the motor turns very slowly. A slow-turning motor takes less electricity than a fast turning motor (just like a four cylinder compact car uses less gas than a soaped-up sporty model). Automatic cat litter box uses the same amount of electricity in one Christmas light bulb. Besides, you can always purchase a timer for the AC outlet to make it run only a few times per day, if you want to reduce the power consumption to the minimum.

Minor disassembly is required for cleaning. Both the waste receptacle and the litter bowl may be submerged in water. Make sure the bowl is completely dry before reassembly, though, because the electronics may not be exposed to water. The noise performance of this electronic litter box is extremely quiet; the noise is undetectable when it is working properly. If you are concerned about noise bothering you, this is the one to get.

Moving to South American for Their Wine Industry

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A Winery in MendozaI have been working for some time now for a wine import company, recently I was offered a promotion which came with a small issue for my wife and I: the job would take us to Mendoza Argentina.  As anyone trying to sell 90 point wine clubs can tell you, the wine coming from South America offers the world’s best combination of price and quality right now.

That being said, I know nothing about being an expat.  I mean, would I even be considered an expat if I was planning on coming back in the short term? I mean, how do I adjust to living abroad, if I am not planning on staying?

I’d happily take any advice people have on this site!

Vrouwen versieren met geld – filosofie

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Als je logisch beredeneert hoe mannen en vrouwen met elkaar omgaan in de natuur gaat dit om kracht en intelligentie. (Natuurlijke) aantrekkingskracht noemen we het wel eens, en in de mensenwereld is dat hetzelfde. Onlangs keek ik op een datingsite en daar ging het ook vooral om geld. Men kan wel geld lenen met persoonlijke leningen in belgie, om deze stature te creeeren, maar is deze dan ook natuurlijk? Je ziet geregeld een mooie blonde stoot optrekken met een oude man met status, macht en geld. Een voorbeeld van iemand is Gianni Agnelli: machtig en dus aantrekkelijk. Spreken wij wel van natuurlijke aantrekking als de financiele situatie van een persoon een rol spelen in het matching proces? Ja of nee: de meningen blijven verdeeld. Eigenlijk hoef je niet rijk of beroemd te zijn: je eerste indruk is belangrijk en die kun je creeeren door in je uiterlijk te investeren. Leen wat geld met bijvoorbeeld een persoonlijke lening in belgie om dat voor elkaar te krijgen en domineer de dating sites met je mannelijke en klassieke uitstraling!

Flitsleningen worden steeds populairder

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Onder ouderen worden, met de opkomst van een groter gebruik van Facebook, mobieltjes en andere social media, ook de verscheidene mogelijkheden van mobiel bankieren bekender. Flitsleningen zijn een van deze nieuwe mogelijkheden die ouderen steeds meer aanspreken vanwege de diverse mogelijkheden die ze bieden zoals consumptieve doeleinden. Dit kan dus de aankoop van een TV, computer of stofzuiger gaan. Korte stedenstrips zijn ook mogelijk te realiseren met een korte termijn lening. Kortom de bestedingsmogelijkheden zijn vrijwel onbeperkt. Ik zelf heb onlangs een trip naar Antwerpen gefinancieerd: ik ben met mijn nieuwe vriendin samen een dagje uit geweest in het historische centrum van Antwerpen, heb de haven bezocht, en ben vervolgens voor haar dochtertje kleding gaan winkelen. Voor Meer Informatie bezoek Minilening BE en vraag alle informatie aan die u interessant vind. Vergeet niet: hoe beter je geinformeerd bent, des te betere besluiten je kunt maken hoe je met je geld om kan en wil gaan.

This Amortization Tool Enables me to Move Abroad

Somewhere along the line I stumbled upon this amortization tool: http://myamortizationcalculator.net/amortization-calculator/  It showed me where my biggest expenses were going and I learned how to control them.  Understanding amortization enabled me to save enough money to move abroad.

When you take on a mortgage it makes sense to be aware of all the details of your loan. This is where a loan amortization schedule can help you to get all the information that is necessary for you to keep track of your financial commitments. Such a schedule will list the current balance, the payment you are expected to make, and the part of the payment that is allocated to interest and that which is allocated to the principal loan amount. Interest on a loan depends on the interest rate and the period of the loan. It is much higher in the initial periods when the amount of the loan outstanding is high. The schedule is worked out based on a fixed payment sum every month, a part of which is alloted to interest and a part to the loan amount. This means that at the initial stages the part alloted to interest will be higher. Defaulting on payments during the initial stages of a mortgage can mean interest being added on not only to the loan amount but also to the large outstanding interest payments.

The Necessity for a Loan Amortization Schedule

This sort of schedule will at all times let you know the credit that you have to your balance. This will indicate the amount that is needed to pay the entire loan amount. Such a balance, when deducted form the market value of a home or asset that is mortgaged will indicate the equity value that is now available for any other financial transaction.
Knowing the amount of interest that is being paid by you during a particular period is of importance to tax payers, as such interest on mortgages is deductible from income.  In an amortization schedule, it will be apparent that at the initial stages, the amount allotted to interest is higher than that deducted from the principal amount. This means that if any extra payments are planned to be made, it is better to make them at the later stages, when it can be allocated largely to the principal amount and thus bring down the outstanding amount. A number of software is now easily available that can calculate changing scenarios so that it becomes easier to judge the impact of any contemplated changes in payment if interest rates change, different durations are contemplated or extra payments are in the offing.

Amortization schedules can be of great important to businesses, as this allows easy forecasting of expenses and taxes. It becomes much easier to run a business, when financial surprises can be avoided.

First Stop Scotland

Having finished my final year at high school and graduated i felt it was the right time for me to fly the roost and head out and discover what the world had to offer and make some of my own mistakes. 

After a hard summer of work and saving all the cash i could possibly put way i started to work out where i wanted to travel to and what i wanted to see. One of the main places i wanted to visit was Scotland with my great great grand parent coming from the highlands of Scotland i really want to visit my ancestral home of my family. 

After flying into The Netherlands i decided to head straight to Scotland and spend sometime traveling around taking in the sights and the culture that come from such an old country.

Flying straight into the capital city Edinburgh i get myself check into a city center hostel and went to explore the city. The city was beautiful with some many interesting building to view but the main pull was of course the castle itself. I could have walked around for a day taking in all the history that is within all those walls learning about everything that has happen in such a small country.

Even being a small country there is so much that i wanted to take in from highest mountain Ben Nevis to Loch Ness where i was hoping to grab a sight of the monster as well as trying to visit some of the island and enjoy some of the famous Islay whisky

It was a crazy couple of weeks trying to squeeze everything in that i wanted to see and the Scottish people are so friendly and helpful. Sadly i never got to see everything in my short visit but i WILL be making it back to Scotland before i head back to America.

 

Moving to my new home

After a very long time I finally decided to take the plunge and move to a new city: Los Angeles! This was long due and I was eager to make the move.

Fortunately I was able to move in with a relative so that definitely helped setting things up properly. I mean, I’ve heard many stories of people moving from one place to another and then having huge problems on trying to find a good and cheap place to live – usually they had to choose one of the two: either a a good and expensive place OR a cheap but dodgy home.

So after I moved in to my cousin’s apartment I asked him if he would mind if I bought some new appliances for our kitchen since I like to cook at home. He said that shouldn’t be a problem so I immediately went online and started searching for some of the stuff that I had back home that I couldn’t bring it with me.

After some time researching, I stumbled upon this Miallegro 9090 review that enticed me that this would certainly be a good choice for a hand blender. Good thing was they had this amazing deal for 27% its original price plus free shipping! A no-brainer!

Now I just need to find a good mixer for my new home and I’m good to go!

Taking Charge Of My Life

Travelling was something I always wanted to do from my early teens, this was mainly due to my father and a talk he had with me about doing things he never got the chance to do. The funny thing was that at the time I didn’t really take what he was saying in, after all I was young and had loads of time to do the traveling thing! How wrong I was, at 17 I started a part time job to earn a bit of extra cash and before I knew it I was 26 still doing the same thing. It took me another couple of years but I finally broke away from the daily slog and monotony to do what I always wanted to do, travel. The planning stage was exiting and I did a lot of research into where to go and what to take, for smokers out there I can highly recommend an electronic cigarette. I used a voucher code to get my first kit and it allowed me to get my nicotine hit pretty much wherever I wanted. The other thing I would advise is just booking a one way flight and working out the rest as you go along, I am still doing that now after 2 years. One thing is certain though, if you want to travel make plans today, don’t put it off for the next year.

Children being taught web design at an early age

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To make a website, one must understand a good deal regarding internet site design and coding, along with making use of different application and packages which help produce the idea. Of course, few are expert in this, consequently you should look at the website templates you can use to your internet site. Internet site templates may either be free or even compensated: this will depend on where you get them. A number of hosts offer free of charge templates that you can use. Some expert web developers in addition produce templates that you could buy and carry out in your web site for fee.

By incorporating some tricks, you can use them and structure these on what you need to do on your website. Many older people is convenient in using different kinds of technologies, and so capable of navigating through attractive web sites easily, children and the elderly have got enormously different  desires in terms of web design. When designing for children, some other group of diverse design rules should be considered, when creating web design templates toward an older viewers a better amount of simplicity should be utilized.

Developing a web design template with regard to children, including an academic site for advertising and marketing childrens toys and games, consists of several web design ideas, to produce an internet site that is certainly participating for any youthful mind. Standard web design template recommends minimal use of coloring but when creating a website by the children, it is very important to utilize brilliant colors to aesthetically stimulate the chid’s brain. In the same manner, designing web  page with regard to children must include a three dimensional structure, computer animated forms along with figures that can cause depth and interest for the page. This permits the younger market to interact more deeply using the website design template as they are able to place themselves in these innovative  world.

What It Feels Like to Live Away from My Parents

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It is really hard to live far from your family. Now I can relate to what my pet cat felt when we bought it and took it home. At first, my cat was not eating anything. It had all the things that it need like a http://www.automatickittylitterbox.com/, scratch post, a place to sleep and toys to play with but still, my cat was sad for a few weeks.

I know, it will take me some time to get used to all of these. From now on, I’ll have to wisely manage my time so that I can do all the house chores, study and work. I know I have to be independent but I can’t help but miss my parents. And of course it will be hard to do all of the house chores because my mother used to do all of these.

Also, it’s hard when you don’t know anyone in the area. I am the kind of person who finds it hard to make new friends as I am an introvert. Basically, I am alone for the moment and I can only depend on myself. Because of this, I miss talking to my parents.

But I know this is for the better and from now on, I’ll have to be stronger and independent so that I’ll be an improved person. This will mold me to be able to do many things all by myself so if ever the time comes that there will really be nobody to help me, I will still succeed in anything that I want to do.

Some Thoughts on the Future

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I have been recently trying to think of some rules to set myself for the years ahead.  Not big, long complicated rules but more aspirations that will help me hopefully lead a fuller life.  So here’s one of my first ones – “Don’t Envy What others have got or achieved”.

Sounds like a commandment in some new age religion, but it’s not meant to be.  We all set our own objectives, we all have very personal ambitions.  To achieve these aims everyone has different talents, limits and agendas.  So why should we waste time envying what someone else has achieved or obtained.  The focus should be me, not what others have got.

Of course I’m human so I’m going to have an envious glance at when someone has won the lottery or inherited money.  Well good luck to them. But for those who have worked to achieve success I will have nothing but admiration.  The key point I think that being envious of someone gains nothing but learning how they did it – well that’s seriously useful information.

When I find someone who has achieved something I am aiming for – I’m going to just congratulate them and ask them how they did it.  Hopefully they’ll share a trick or some advice that will point me in the wrong direction.  People are generally nice and helpful – so anything I can glean will be like gold dust.  But there will be no envy, never ever.

I like to think of one of my favorite programs which airs on UK television I think – the Secret Millionaire, it’s exactly relevant to this situation.  You can watch it on the BBC IPlayer although you’ll need a UK proxy – like this to access it outside Britain. In it the millionaire goes undercover in some place pretending to be poor and just help out – they inevitably learn some very valuable life lessons.  Just check it out – it’s worth watching.

Protecting Our Kids from Alcohol…Or Not

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I bought a couple of wine gift baskets from an interesting guy.  I had my 1 year old son with me and he asked me when I was planning on allowing him to have something to drink.  I told him, that he could drink as much as he wanted….once he turned 21.

His response, I thought was interesting.  He said something along the lines of….good for you, but did you realize that most current research shows that as long as your son doesn’t drink regularly until he reaches at least 16, but that he drinks a bit, that he is much less likely to become an alcoholic.

As an adult, I hope he can find people like this more interesting than annoying.

Kan mijn kleinzoon ook nog gaan studeren?

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Door de crisis vraag ik mezelf vaak af of door de crisis mijn kleinzoon nog kan gaan studeren of dit gewoon niet meer betaalbaar blijft. In Groot Brittannie zijn de studiekosten flink omhoog gegaan en de vraag blijft of dit ook zo het geval wordt in Nederland. Moeten mijn kleinkinderen later allemaal lenen als zij bijvoorbeeld door willen gaan studeren als zij bijv erachter komen de verkeerde studie te hebben gekozen en hiermee geen goed geld meer kunnen verdienen? Dit is een lastige vraag over geld die ik vroeger toen ik opgroeide ook kende en wij helaas gedurende crisis ook weer leren kennen. Er is wel een goede website waar ik veel goede informatie kon vinden over hoe mijn kleinzoon kan lenen als een student: http://www.soortenleningen.be/2011/06/juiste-lening-voor-studenten-zoeken/

Vroeger was alles nog lekker simpel

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Toen ik jong was kende ik nog niet allerlei hedendaagse apparaten zoals de Apple iPhone of mobieltjes die tegenwoordig allemaal heel normaal zijn. Vrijwel elk kind heeft zo’n apparaat waarmee je kunt communiceren via telefoon, sms en ook zelfs via internet met whatsapp of skype. Voordat ik zo’n elektronische gevaarte had, was het leven nog simpel want we kenden nog geen RSI of een muisarm of tegenwoordig ‘blackberry duimen’. Vroeger was het leven simpeler en ook veel actiever. Vroeger ging je met je vrienden voetballen om met ze te spelen waar je nu Facebook, whatsapp of skype gebruikt. Waar vroeger het ging of je genoeg eten op tafel zou hebben gaat het tegenwoordig om of je GSM batterij genoeg energie heeft en of je hem ergens kan opladen. Zelf zie ik alleen een ding wat mijn leven heeft verrijkt: de mogelijkheid om online geld te lenen. Een minilening in Belgie is zo’n handige manier van snel, makkelijk en gemakkelijk krediet. Je kunt zo vaak lenen als je wilt, mits natuurlijk je op tijd kan terug betalen. Je kunt een kleine korte termijn geld lening afsluiten om bijvoorbeeld voor je kleinzoon een leuke telefoon te kopen of voor je kleindochter een nieuwe Barbie kopen. De beste lening aanbieders voor minilening in Belgie zijn over het algemeen bekende grote financiele instellingen die lagere rentes hebben dan dure banken.

 

Cooking Our Favorite Treats On A Budget

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Ah the good old days! Remember when we could just go into the pantry and it would have several different bags of potato chips that mom had bought for us to snack on when we were hungry?  Times were great back then, that is for sure.

Unfortunately, part of what we have to deal with once we move out on our own is the cost of food.  While we may be able to afford some bread and milk, and perhaps some cheap fruit like bananas relatively easily, expensive treats like potato chips are simply out of our financial reach.

Thankfully, if we are willing to put a little effort in, it is possible to use a potato chips recipe to prepare our own salty treats.  The good thing about making them yourself is they are very cheap.  They are also likelier to be much more healthy than store bought versions, which tend to be full of fat and oil and other undesirables substances.

Since I started making my own recipes for potato chips I have noticed one absolutely wonderful side effect.  I have lost some weight!  You see, when you have to actually make them yourself you find yourself having them less often – as cooking is quiet a hassle.  Plus, the serving sizes tend to be more reasonable; now I eat a frypans worth of chips, instead of a huge bag of ruffles.

It almost makes one wonder if our mothers were really doing us any favors by having a large stock of potato chips in the home to begin with!

 

Free to Study

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It’s been a long time since I left home. I left after school. I got a job straight after school because I wasn’t interested in going to university. A part of me regrets that decision, but another part of me realizes that actually delaying my further education was a good thing.

I was put off by the university fees. Also I wasn’t that bright at school. I hardly shone academically, and I secretly resented those who did. I thought it somehow unmanly to want to study. Real men became car mechanics, worked down a coal mine or joined the army. How wrong I was. I realized this not long after getting my first factory job. It was in a place that coated radiators. It was backbreaking work and there was a vat of bubbling chemicals in the middle of the factory floor. Nobody wore masks in those days. Sometimes I would get a bad headache from lowering radiators into the vat for hours at a time.

I eventually got out of that job and found a job in a carbon graphite factory. They make parts for EDM or electrical discharge machining. They also have a workshop for cutting metals using wire erosion. It is a complicated set of equipment they use. Since I had no education at school they put me on the simplest jobs. The pay was better and the health conditions considerably better. For the first time in my life I became interested in the academic side of how EDM worked.

After working 5 years for the graphite supplier in the UK I saved up enough money to go to university. The company I worked for said that there is a good job waiting for me when I complete my studies. Now I am a really motivated student and I somewhat pity my student colleagues that get drunk all the time, in debt and are on the verge of failing their degree. Maybe sometimes it is right to wait.

What it is like to be independent after graduate from high school

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Being a child is like a precious baby Kangaroo which always in her mother’s pouch. I always feel save and secure. Everything is ready for me without I am doing anything. Like my cat that own an automatic litter box. But life is not that easy anymore after I grow up. As an adult I need think and do everything in my life wisely. After I graduated from high school, somebody offered me a job as a waiter at the restaurant.

At first my mom did not approve my decision. Saying it was too soon for me to leave the house and saying that it was not save for me to enter the work world at my young age. But I wanted to. Saying it was a good opportunity to have such great experiment. After a long argument with my mom, I won and I moved to another town by my self.

At first, live in a small apartment by my self is the great choice. No more rules to obey, no more nag from mom, no more forbid from dad. I feel free for the first time in my life. I can sleep late every time I want to, I can hang out with my new friends without have to worry whether they are bad guys or not.

I can eat every food I never eat before. I can keep as many cats as a like, but having to scoop litter each day is not fun, therefore my plan is to buy an automatic kitty litter box. People say amazon.com is a great site if you are looking for automatic litter box reviews information, i will check it out first. Life without parent is wonderful. But then of course, there are some problems that come along with my freedom. Working- I learn-turn out, is not easy as I though before.

I have to come exactly at seven a.m in the morning everyday, even thought I have problem with get up early, my boss nags to me almost everyday. Saying my work is messed up and I am not as competent as he wants me to be. I have stomachache because of some food I eat. My friends are not fine as I thought they are.

Suddenly the idea of living by my self is not that great anymore. I hold out for about one year before finally I can not stand it anymore. I come back home to my precious place and I come back to my save shelter of my mom protection. But still I have no regret to try living by myself and I still want to do it in the future, when I am ready and old enough to face that. I have a good experience and I earn money of my own. That is the good side of leaving the house and stating life on my own.

Minileningen voor het kopen van kleren

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Mijn kleinzoon vertelde me onlangs dat hij gebruikte legerkleding en een gebruikte/oude zwitserse zakmes bij de leger dumpshop had gekocht tegen een spotlage prijs. Ongelooflijk gewoon. Het probleem is dat wij ouderen niet naar een leger dumpshop zouden kunnen gaan om tweedehandse kleren te kopen, hoewel het nu wel modieus is om ’vintage’ kleding te dragen, moet ik wel eerlijk zeggen dat het niet past bij oudere mensen op zekere leeftijd tenzij het natuurlijk voor dagen als carnaval is. Als carnavalist kan dit zeker zonder enige probleem zijn, eigenlijk als ik erbij nadenk is dat zelfs een goede en goedkope oplossing om een laag geprijsde doch kwalitatief goede carnavalskostuum te kopen. Maar om iets degelijks te kunnen kopen, zijn minileningen goede mogelijkheden om aan korte termijn krediet te komen om een mooie pak of wat mooie truien te kunnen kopen. Minileningen BE is mijn favoriete overzicht van minileningen vergelijking in Belgie en Nederland. Het is een zeer informatieve website met educatieve achtergrond. Neem een kijkje en bekijk de leerzame artikelen op de website.

De voordelen van korte termijn kredieten voor boodschappen

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Wij consumenten hebben vaak wekelijkse boodschappen die we moeten doen om eten op tafel te kunnen brengen voor ons gezin en dat is vaak moeilijk als je vervolgens op je salaris moet wachten dat pas aan het einde van de maand op je bankrekening staat, En de hele maand moet je wachten voordat je het krijgt. Tegelijkertijd dien je wel volledig voor je werk in te zetten. Een persoonlijke lening of een doorlopend krediet of credit card/ krediet kaart zijn vanzelfsprekend goede mogelijkheden om een korte kredietperiode te dekken. Maar voor vele Belgen is dat niet mogelijk door een niet vaste/ tijdelijke baan, lage inkomen of slechte kredietwaardigheid. Voor deze mensen met lage kredietwaardigheid is er de mogelijkheid om geld te lenen met minileningen, sms leningen en flitsleningen in Belgie. Minileningen Belgie is een bekende site met overzicht van verscheidene populaire minilening aanbieders die ook in Nederland bekend zijn. Het beste is voorzichtig en rustig te bekijken en dan pas besluiten welke lening of krediet het beste bij uw situatie past. Vergeet niet: kijken en vergelijken is gratis maar een afgesloten lening kost geld en zit je aan vast.  

Minileningen in Belgie

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Het handige van een minilening is dat je voor zeer korte tijd een kleine en tijdelijke lening kan afsluiten voor een kleine aankoop zoals boodschappen doen of een kado voor je kleinzoon kopen. In nederland en belgie heb je hiervoor verscheidene bekende internationale aanbieders/ kredietverstrekkers. Eigenlijk komt de term en manier van lenen uit amerika waar het een ‘pay day loan’ heet, oftewel een lening tot dat je je salaris ontvangt, waarna je het terug betaald. In Belgie en ook in Nederland is het niet de directe vertaling van de lening manier; hier leen je een specifiek bedrag en betaal je het bedrag met rente in zeer korte tijd terug aan de kredietverstrekker. Het grote voordeel van de minilening blijft gewoon dat je voor korte tijdsperiode een kleine lening kan afsluiten zonder dat je BKR score/ kredietwaardigheid wordt nagekeken.

De kunst van het ontmoeten

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Onze vaders hadden onze moeders ontmoet tijdens de oorlog en nou ja, laten we eerlijk zijn, hoewel de tijden veranderd zijn en de plek van interactie op een andere plaats vind, is het nog steeds van belang dat de man het gesprek initieert. Voorheen was het vooral de sociale gesprekken in bijzijn van familie en vrienden, is het nu vooral het Amsterdamse uitgaansleven dat domineert. Voor een goede uitgaansgids van amsterdam zou ik hier kijken. De kracht van het verleiden en versieren van vrouwen ligt zich vooral in de verbale kracht en de zelfverzekerheid van de man en hoe hij deze aan de vrouw kan overbrengen. Wat vooral belangrijk is dat hij ook zowel in de uitgaansgelegenheid als in bijzijn van vrienden en familie dezelfde persoonlijkheid behoud. Zo niet, dan heeft hij alleen een bepaalde incorrecte masker opgedaan. Aan de andere kant, kan een zachtere kant ook worden geintepreteerd als de zachtere en zorgzamere kant van de man.

Saying Thank You With Gift Baskets

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Sending gift baskets to your friends and family when you haven’t seen them in a while is a really, really nice gesture don’t you think?

When I haven’t seen my parents in quite some time, I usually end up sending them a gift basket just to let them know that I am doing well and that I miss them.  Finding wine gift baskets free shipping has helped quite a bit in that regard.  It started getting crazy that I was spending $50 on a high quality gift basket, but another $20 on shipping!

Clearly, that’s not really good given that shipping doesn’t deliver anything to your gift receiver.  I want free shipping on my gifts!