I Love My New Acrylic Nails

Business

When I used to think of acrylic nails, I would see images of painfully long nails. Typing is part of my daily job, so I just never showed any interest in this type of nail. I was completely happy with how I manicured my own nails and then applied a very soft color to them. When my friend gave me a certificate to get acrylic nails in Singapore, I honestly did not know what she was thinking because she knows how I feel about nails like that. Well, it turns out she knows me better than I know myself, at least in this area.

When I told her I really did not want to have that kind of nail, she told me to go online and look at acrylic nails. She told me that I might just find myself being surprised, so I did just that. And, once again, she was right. Continue reading “I Love My New Acrylic Nails”

They Did Marvelous Work on My Daughter

Business

Getting a Holland Village manicure turned out to be the best choice I made when taking my daughter around to get her ready for a recital at school. She had a key role to play in the recital, and it was a formal recital where everyone dresses up to the nines and looks their best, so getting her nails done was only one part of the total package. We had to invest in an outfit, her hair, and of course her make up and nails. We want only the best for her so it was important to find the right place to do the work.

I had her hair done at the place I go, but I didn’t want them doing her nails because I know the person there doesn’t do the best work possible. I had a manicure done there a few months ago and felt that it was only average work at best. Continue reading “They Did Marvelous Work on My Daughter”

My Sister Has Her Strength Back

Legal

When my sister asked me to find her a good divorce lawyer in Saratoga NY, I was so happy. I had never wanted her to marry the monster who proposed to her, but she saw the parts of him that he wanted to see. His controlling ways didn’t present to her until they said their vows. She had confided in me about three months into their marriage that it was a mistake and was going to leave him, but then she found out just days later that she was pregnant.

She tried to make the marriage work for the sake of their son, and then the two daughters that came within two years of the birth of their son. Continue reading “My Sister Has Her Strength Back”

Who Knew Massage Helps with Anxiety?

Business

A Sacramento chiropractor eventually saved me from the ravages of anxiety and I’m eternally grateful for it. I was never what you would call an anxious person during my younger years. It wasn’t until I took a very high stress position with a bank several years ago that I started to feel the tug of what most people would call anxiety. The shaking, the jittery feeling, the thoughts that the world was about to collapse all reared their ugly head. I went to several doctors to see if there was a physical cause and they all said there was nothing.

I eventually tried several types of pharmaceutical drugs used to combat anxiety and all of them had side effects I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemy. When I quit taking them, the anxiety returned in force. It got so bad that I started missing work and couldn’t really function even when I was at home. Continue reading “Who Knew Massage Helps with Anxiety?”

The Notion of Gray Area Morality

Business

There are many possible reasons that you might want to you a fake pay stub generator from thepaystubs.com – maybe you’re unable to print your own pay stubs when applying for a loan. This way you can actually show real information on a pay stub that may technically not be from your employer but has accurate information regarding it. Maybe you want it for more nefarious reasons. I wouldn’t blame you for that. Morality is such a social construct that’s objectively enforced by the will of subjective experiences that are somehow agreed upon. I’ve never been one for the nuances of morality in this context; if you want to steal from companies that have money quite literally insured, go for it. Continue reading “The Notion of Gray Area Morality”

Almost Ready to Move out of the Dorms

Real Estate

I am out of the dorms at last, which is a good thing since the guy I was sharing my room with was unbearable. I do not know how he could manage to always smell so bad, even after he would shower. I think it was that he would not do his laundry and he would leave things laying around until they stunk beyond belief. At any rate I found a guy who is going to go in with me and we are going to find good Alamo Heights apartments for rent. Obviously if you get a roommate that really cuts down on the rent. Basically if you have a one bedroom place that cost six hundred dollars, then a two bedroom place is going to cost you around seven hundred and twenty dollars. Then obviously you split that in half and each person owes three hundred and sixty dollars. So in that example you save a hundred and forty dollars. Continue reading “Almost Ready to Move out of the Dorms”

Taking Your Mobile App Idea to the Professionals

Business

Coming up with a good idea for a mobile app is the goal of many entrepreneurs at the moment. They have seen the amazing success of many start with just a single idea and think to themselves that it could be them next. This is true and there are success stories almost weekly where someone with one good idea turned it into the hot new app for Apple and Android phones. The big problem is that getting from the idea to the app can be a big leap. Hiring experienced professionals like Massive Infinity, a mobile app development firm, can be just what you need to make your dream a reality. Entrepreneurs should not be reticent to seek out the help of professionals just as they would with any other facet of running their business where they were not an expert.

At times entrepreneurs with mobile app ideas can be hesitant to get the help of mobile app design professionals like Massive Infinity. Outside of the general cost of hiring experts to help with the design, they are more concerned about ownership rights where their app is concerned. Due to this misunderstanding, many times they will design their own app with their less than expert skills and come up with an app that is ready for publishing on the iTunes or Google Play Store, but not one that is likely to garner much attention and praise given the lackluster or rudimentary design. Mobile app design is not something that can be learned overnight and it is a good idea to hire a firm to assist in making your app into something that has a legitimate chance of becoming a success. Getting the help of a mobile app design firm does not change the ownership rights of you app, it just increases it the likelihood of it being something that is more polished and usable for consumers and therefore, a greater possibility it can be the next hit app.

Why I Think Texas Energy Companies Should Push for Clean, Renewable Energy Sources

Business

Texas Energy Companies aren’t exactly know for their use of wind mills and hydroelectricity but more so for their oil plants and coal mining. I think there’s a better alternative they should consider going into 2017. For example, solar panels. Millions of people are using them on their homes, for large businesses and even to just keep their hot tubs warm in the winter.

I don’t see any reason why Texas can’t turn this around for their benefit and for the greater benefit of our children and over all environment health.

Global warming is real people and it wont take any prisoners. One day we’ll wake up wishing we had done more to prevent the horrible things that will undoubtedly occur in the near future.

You know who can help with this? The energy companies. Specifically, Texas. Continue reading “Why I Think Texas Energy Companies Should Push for Clean, Renewable Energy Sources”

5 Mistakes You Must Avoid When Doing Business with Friends

Relationship

Friends can be a business associate. In addition to already know him, do business with them is an effort of mutual cooperation to develop together. Unfortunately, the business with friends often reap discord for various reasons. In the end, you will loose your friend or even worst, he will be your enemy.

You certainly do not want to be like that. You want to do business with friends in a fun and profitable. To realize these desires, avoid the following five fatal error.

1. Over trust to friends

You may have known your friends who do business. Therefore, you give a big trust in him in the business role. This is a mistake that you should avoid. Why? Yes, we are human, especially when it comes to money, often betrayed or lied.

The solution? Do not believe the people alone, but you need to have a system that controls the business. This system is in the form of quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) that you and your friends can run together.

2. Calculating profit irrationally

One thing that will be exciting for you when starting a business is the calculation of profits on paper. The more exciting if the profit increase due to a number of proposed parameters of your friends. You also fascinated by the profit on the paper so that it may think that running a business is as easy as turning the palm of the hand. In this condition, you have to calculate the profit irrationally.

In fact, business is full of twists and struggles. Profit on paper does not always correspond with the facts in the reality. Therefore, do your rational profit calculation when starting a business. Do not get too carried away by the sweet lips of your friends profit imagination.

If necessary, put the unforeseen factors when calculating the profit (for example the exchange rate, the fewer the number of customers, and other related issues). It would be better if you ask for advice and recommendation of a trusted financial planner for the financial affairs of your business.

3. No contract or agreement

Never do business with a friend without agreement. Why? Because without a contract, you are legally weak when there is a dispute with your friends later. Moreover, in the absence of an agreement, you will be wasting your time and money.

No excuse, you must make an arrangements with your partner when going to start the business. Include the responsibilities, profit share, and the settlement of disputes that may occur. If necessary, pay a notary or lawyer for better agreement structure.

4. Do not have a regular meeting schedule

Many people who do business with friends does not conduct regular meetings so that their businesses abandoned, zero growth, or even at a loss. That is bad business. You must have a scheduled meetings with your business partners.

You can do it once a week, twice a week, or once a month. This is important because with this business meeting, you can evaluate or review the growth of your business. In other words, in the meeting, you can identify wheter the program is going well or some are not according to the business plan.

For example, weekly sales fell. You and your friends need to analyze all factors that affect the sales. Once known the root cause, you can determine the next steps in order to increase sales. Thus, your business can be controlled properly.

5. Lost focus

One of the factors of the failed business is lost focus. The reason could be tempted to try another business seemingly more profitable. Of course, you should not be like that. Make a commitment between you and your friends to be equally focused raise your business. Leave aside the ideas of other business before the existing business is being run successfully.

In fact, many successful entrepreneurs who focus on business. Thus, they are able to face all the problems they have got. It is true they suffered in advance, but after that they were able to raise its business so that everything else becomes easier.

Running a business with friends has its own uniqueness and challenges. Avoid the five mistakes above when you do business with your friends. Do not compromise with those mistakes if you do not want to loose your friendship just because of business.

How to Increase Your Learning Motivation

How to Increase Your Learning Motivation

Self-development

learning motivation

If you’re a student, you might want to be a successful student. Most likely you do not want to rely on luck to a college graduation. You may also want to boast of parents who have to finance your college.

One strategy to achieve three of the above is the motivation to learn. However, we knew that ‘motivation’ is upside down sometimes. Do not worry if your motivation in learning is going down, you can increase it so that you can change from the lackluster students into excited one. For this purpose, perform the following 5 easy steps.

1. Create a learning targets

The first step is to make the target of learning. The key in making these goals are clear, measurable, and a deadline. Clear and measurable show what you really want, while the deadline is for making the time-frame you need to achieve it. Remember, the goal without deadline is just a mere wishful thinking.

If you are a new college student who enter the university in 2015, the goal of learning could be like this:

Graduated from college with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 in July 2020
Graduated college cum laude before July 2020
Graduated from college with a GPA of 3.6 prior to February 20, 2020
If the annual learning goals is too long, you can create learning goals per semester. Examples such as the following:

Obtain a 3.6 GPA in Semester 1
Obtain a 3.5 GPA in Semester 2
Getting a 3.7 GPA in Semester 3

Do not forget to write down your learning goals and inform the person who you can trust, such as a close friend, brother/sister, parent, or to your girlfriend. Why? According to research by Prof. Dr. Gail Matthews from the Department of Psychology, University Dominician, 70% of people who write and inform the target at a friend would achieve those goals.

2. Determine why the goal is important

After creating learning goals, the next step is to determine the reason learning goals are important to you. In other words, why you really want that goal.

For example, if your learning goals are graduating from college with a GPA of 3.6 in 4 years, then the reasons are:

Parents save money for your tuition fees
Improve the competitiveness of your job search
Make your parents proud

3. Visualize when you reach goal

After making the target and identify the reason, visualize when you reach learning goals. This visualization will help you to put your goals into your subconscious mind so you will keep it in a long time.

How do I visualize? Not so hard. Search picture or photo in magazines, newspapers, or the internet that approach the target shape. For example, you find a photograph of students who graduated in the internet. Print the photo and put it in your wallet or stick it on the front wall of your study table so visible easily.

4. Do it step by step every day

The fourth step is to act to achieve learning goals. In contrast to step one to three relatively easy, the fourth step is quite challenging because it requires energy and time. It may also be a lot of obstacles and hurdles in this step.

Nevertheless, the simple strategy is to act a little every day. Some examples of this strategy are:

Working a matter of mathematics every day
Physics memorize the formula every day
Reading books Chemistry one sheet every day

The above strategies are very telling because your brain will not reject it. If you’re too lazy to learn, you may be muttering to yourself: “Ah … a matter of mathematics to be done today. It’s easy … Let’s do it now! “.

If you do the above strategy, you have to get used to learn each day with fun. Thus, you will be spared from the system of racing last night when exams are troublesome and exhausting. Remember, Rome was not built in one night so you better learn every day with fun to achieve your learning goals.

5. Stay focused on goals

The final step is to stay focused on your learning goals. For this purpose, you can do the following three efforts:

Track your learning actions – Do you act consistently to achieve your learning goals? You can tell from the record or tracking your actions. For example, you use the calendar to keep track of whether you learn every day or not. Mark X on the date you learn.

Review your actions – Every week (eg Sunday night), review the actions you have done in order to achieve your learning goals. While doing a review of this, note the obstacles that arise and identify ways to cope so that you can apply that way when such constraints appear again in the following weeks.

Read the story or the word motivation – Buy book your inspirational figure. By reading the book, you will know how the character ‘fight hard’ to achieve his goal, so you will be excited. If money is an obstacle, find words of motivation on the internet related to your course material.

Motivation to learn can come down anytime. This is reasonable because learning is a process that is not easy, especially in today’s digital age filled with the ease of action than to learn. Try five simple steps above to increase motivation to learn so that you become excited and be an optimistic student.