Jul 28 2014
Many of us yearn to travel and see the world. In German, the yearning to visit far-away places in known as "fernweh," which translates to "farsickness." Chances are, you've sat in class or at work thinking about the interesting places and events you'd like to see. You can combine your intentions to travel with philanthropy, using volunteer opportunities to see the world while making a positive impact on international communities. Here are a few things to keep in mind while you search for volunteer opportunities abroad.
Jul 28 2014
Jul 23 2014
The days are long gone when you stuck with an employer (and oftentimes a job) until you retired at 65 and rode off into the sunset. These days, it’s not uncommon for a person to have several full and fulfilling careers. People are choosing to not retire, they’re going back to school in their golden years, and it’s okay if you try out one career and find that it’s just not for you. The stigma is gone, but the fear of failure is still very strong.
It’s kind of ridiculous that people are expected to decide at 18 what to major in or what vocational school to attend and jump on a path that will dictate their career for the rest of their life. Would you trust an 18 year old to do anything? College is supposed to be the time to figure out what you want to do, but sometimes what looks good on paper (or in class) doesn’t translate to the career of your dreams. It’s not too late.
Jul 23 2014
Buying a home remains an American dream for many, but it can seem impossible once you start digging into how much those mortgages really cost you. It’s important to take advantage of every possible tax break, incentive or “short cut” (legally) that you can. However, those who enrolled in a Native American tribe often overlook one of the most valuable resources available. If this is you or someone you know, it’s time to learn about Section 184.
Don’t confuse this with “Section 8” housing which unfortunately has a stigma surrounding it and is focused on anyone who qualifies as low income. Section 184 is a program designed exclusively for any member of a tribe regardless of financial situation. It’s an “Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program” that offers the lowest possible mortgage rate for first time Native home buyers. However, that’s just the beginning of the perks.
Jul 21 2014
Jul 21 2014
There are times when communicating with fellow humans becomes so complicated that you will inevitably wind up feeling exhausted. But then, your feelings still need to be released somehow. As the professionals at Sunset Blvd. Animal Clinic suggest, why not talk to your pet instead?
It's not as odd as it may sound. Recent studies have shown that having a meaningful bond with an animal can be very beneficial to human health. This is particularly true for of mental health, an area in which many humans find themselves floundering. It is not quite a hidden secret that human mental health is greatly affected by the ability to communicate. The primary reason for many people’s loneliness is the lack of communication with others, as well as a lack of meaningful relationships.
Driving a stick shift can be a lot of fun. It offers a level of control that only top-end automatic transmission cars can provide. A manual transmission car also makes you feel involved in the driving since you have to make adjustments with your acceleration and your shift lever on your own. Manual transmission driving […]
Pet care is no longer as simple and as basic as it used to be, which is good news for animal lovers. The services being offered today by animal care or pet care services are increasingly comprehensive, even comparable to the health care packages offered to humans. As a representative from Creekside Pet Car Center […]
If you’ve ever been embarrassed to pull out your flip phone in front of a crowd of smartphone users, you may not need to feel ashamed any longer. According to a recent study of consumers published by CNN, vintage mobile phones are among the hottest accessories of 2014. When planning what you’re going to wear […]
There’s no doubt that Instagram has taken the world by storm. Each day, more than 75 million people actively use the platform and some 55 million photos are posted on the site. Photos shared on Instagram vary from the selfies and food to interesting places, nature scenes and quotes. Very important people including celebrities are […]
Many of us yearn to travel and see the world. In German, the yearning to visit far-away places in known as “fernweh,” which translates to “farsickness.” Chances are, you’ve sat in class or at work thinking about the interesting places and events you’d like to see. You can combine your intentions to travel with philanthropy, […]
Today children can benefit from digital devices that previously were reserved for their parents. Not only can smartphones and iPads capture photos and videos, create shopping lists, and serve as alarm clocks, they can also take some of the angst out of a child’s oral health regimen — and perhaps even cut down on emergency […]
Did you ever notice how you get a sudden burst of energy at the start of a new year? That’s no coincidence, nor is it a unique event. It’s a collective energy surge, which experts suggest is driven by hope. Maybe some people are hoping they’ll turn over a new leaf in the coming year. […]