Test your home periodically for radon exposure for your peace of mind

Posted by Chelsie on October 30, 2014 in A36, radon mitigation with Comments closed |

There are plenty of dangers that exist in your home, if you want to be realistic about things. Pretty much anything in the world can be a danger, the safety is in how we interact and go about life in the world without imploding.  Radon gas is no different.  It is true, radon gas can be very dangerous and it is always a wise choice to periodically have your home’s levels checked.  But as long as you are doing that, radon shouldn’t be something that keeps you up at night.  Smart landlords and homeowners know what their property’s levels are and how to have them certified.

While radon is easy to test for and easy to manage if you already know it exists, it can still cause severe health problems if it goes undetected.  Radon can seep into your home in several ways so don’t feel secure if you only check one.  It is naturally present in the soil in most of the United States, so the first bit depends on where you live.  When radon is present in the soil surrounding your home’s foundation is can be vacuumed in through something called the “stack effect.”  This occurs from the pressure differences between the interior of your home and the outside soil that create a mild vacuum that is strong enough to pull radon in over time.  The vacuum pulls the gas in through cracks in your foundation and small holes in the walls of your lowest level or basement.  By calling in a professional mitigation company, you can find and address any radon gas that is leaking into your home from the surrounding soil.  This is done by equalizing the pressure between the two parts to keep radon where it belongs.

One method of radon mitigation is called SSD, or, Sub Slab Depressurization.  This method uses negative pressure fields that already exist under your foundation to pull the gases from the soil, rather than the negative pressure inside your basement pulling from radon gasthe soil.  The SSD method only addresses one form of radon exposure, however.  Another way that radon can enter your home is through groundwater.  There are many parts of the United States that show higher levels of radon in the groundwater, and having a well in one of these areas puts you at high risk of exposure.  Radon gas is difficult to detect in water and air because it is odorless and colorless, and highly radioactive.  If radon gas is present in the groundwater near your home, you could be exposed to it every time you take a shower, flush the toilet, wash the dishes, or water your lawn.  You could be experiencing high levels of radon gas exposure without ever knowing it, and that can be the most frightening part.  So just to be safe, address all of the ways that radon gas can be entering your home with a full professional testing source that is also capable of full mitigation.  You should test and so that you can rest.

How shipping containers changed the world

Posted by Melissa on October 30, 2014 in A36, Containers on demand, shipping container with Comments closed |

The shipping container has revolutionized the way that we ship and trade around the world. Every country and every economy has benefited from the invention of the shipping container. Not only are they able to easily transport their cargo around the world for decades on end, but after the shipping container no longer ships freight around the world on ships, it has an entire second life in storage. After shipping companies like Mersk are done with the shipping container, they trade them off to companies like Containers on Demand that then resurrect them as storage containers for residential and commercial use.

Before the shipping container, there was not any effective way to transport goods around the world. Markets were much smaller, and goods were produced in every large or rich market. There was no standardized way to ship containers of freight, instead goods were shipped in whatever type of box or bag the shipper had available. shipping containersThey were not the same size as any other freight on the ship, so there was no way to know how much would fit into any given vessel. It was possible to get your items around the world, but it was not easy and it was very time consuming. This meant that markets always remained small, and goods were consumed and sold near to where they were created and produced. The freight industry also relied heavily on the workers on the docks, as nothing was standardized there were no machines that were able to help unload the ships, so all the labor was done by hand.

With the creation of the shipping container, everything changed. Suddenly, everything was able to be standardized. That meant that ships were built to hold a specific number of shipping containers, exactly and with no room for error. Harbors were dredged to the exact depths that would allow for those larger ships to pull into port. And in port, the hard working men on the harbor were eventually replaced with machines that were able to quickly unload those standardized shaped shipping containers. Suddenly, freight was able to be moved quickly across the oceans in larger ships, and containers were larger and able to be filled completely full while still keeping the strong lines and stackable areas of the new shipping vessels. This was a huge advance in the freight industry, and the shipping container allowed for more freight to be moved quicker and more efficiently around the world. This also created new markets where the freight items had never been before, which just increased the demand for such items, which in turn also created more of a demand for the shipping containers on the larger shipping freight vessels. This is a cycle or a loop that continues to increase the demand as well as the supply. All of which can be related back to the advent or the creation of the shipping container, as it revolutionized the entire freight industry. In this way, the shipping container changed the way that the world does business.

 

The top famous commercials involving celebrity endorsements

Posted by Joy Nalywalko on October 30, 2014 in A36, celebrity endorsements with Comments closed |

Celebrity endorsementCelebrities get paid a lot to endorse a product. Part of these endorsements include filming commercials as well as print ads. Years ago, it was uncommon to see celebrities on commercials in the United States. They would mostly appear in hilarious commercials in Asia. Famous American actors have filmed ads in other countries that are banned from being shown in the United States, per contract. Some of these actors include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meg Ryan, Christina Aguilera, Brad Pitt, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Also, commercials come out that celebrities filmed before they were stars. But recently, celebrities have started endorsing products via commercials.

Some of these famous commercials are filmed for the Super Bowl, which is a time when commercial watching is just as exciting and entertaining as the actual football game. Okay, sometimes as in the case of the 2014 Super Bowl, it can actually be more entertaining then the game itself. The Super Bowl commercials are generally meant to be memorable or humorous or both. Some of the most memorable Super Bowl commercials in the past have been beer commercials.

Some of the most memorable celebrity endorsements via commercial include:

Catherine Zeta Jones is an Oscar-winning actress who is married to Michael Douglas. She has become a celebrity endorser for T-Mobile and has appeared on many commercials for the company.

Robert De Niro has stared in over 90 films. He has recently done advertisements for American Express. The commercial was shot in New York City and was directed by Martin Scorsese in 2004.

David Beckham filmed a Super Bowl commercial for his H&M line of underwear. David Beckham is a very famous soccer player who married former Spice Girl, Victoria. They have four kids together.

Scarlett Johansson filmed an ad for a Super Bowl commercial for the company Soda Stream wearing a robe at the beginning. She mentions wanting to make the commercial viral and disrobes with a beautiful dress underneath.

Jennifer Aniston began endorsing the bottled water brand Smartwater, including a commercial ad of her private security tapes. In the ad, it shows Jennifer Anniston running back into her house, revealing a pregnant belly and grabbing her Smartwater. It also shows several filling her pool with bottles of Smartwater.

Taylor Swift began endorsing Diet Coke and stars in a commercial for them. In the commercial, it features normal people about to stand up in front of people and drinking their Diet Coke prior to going in. The last shot is Taylor Swift sipping on her Diet Coke, about to go on stage.

A commercial starring singer Beyonce’s endorsement for Pepsi came out about one week before the Coke commercial. Both commercials sparked a new debate over Pepsi vs. Coke.

These are just a few highlighted commercials featuring celebrity endorsements. With more and more celebrities coming to screen to endorse products, celebrity marketing is continuing to rise. To market your products through celebrities, look for companies that specialize in celebrity marketing and celebrity endorsements such as FIMI Group located in Los Angeles, California. For more on FIMI Group, visit their website at http://www.fimigroup.com.

5 Skin Care Tips for Men

Posted by Emi on October 29, 2014 in A36, skin care with Comments closed |

When the topic of skin care is discussed the focus is always on women. Men have the right to good skin but more often than not disregard most advice. It is probably rare to see men go see a dermatologist and undergo treatments like a DiamondTome or even glycolic peels. Here are 5 skin care tips that men can do easily without the need to visit a dermatologist.

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  1. Always Lather

When you wake up in the morning be sure splash your face with cold water. Doing this has two benefits. First it can wake you up and second is that it can remove the dead skin cells. If possible, use glycolic acid in addition to water when washing your face. Glycolic acid is the main ingredient used in glycolic peels. Do this twice a day: after waking up and before sleeping. If you want a deeper clean than wash using an exfoliating scrub twice a week. Don’t overdo it though. You know you’re overdoing it when the skin starts to turn red.

  1. Start Using Moisturizer

Drinking enough glasses of water a day can help keep your skin hydrated making it look fresh. It order to optimize the moisture on the skin apply moisturizer especially while the skin is still slightly damp after a bath. Using moisturizer will help keep the moisture in. If you have dry skin then use oil-based face lotions other if you have oily skin, then use something more water-based.

  1. Ease on the Sugar

Food with sugar is delicious, no arguments there. However don’t do it on a daily basis as it can lead to inflammations. If you’re not sure the food has sugar then look at the labels. Some types of food may not be considered as dessert but could in fact contain high sugar.

  1. Get enough sleep

Most skin problems start and aggravate when you lack sleep. Unless what you need to do is important, the better choice would be to hit the sack early. The advice is usually to get at least seven hours of sleep. This does not only help you become more relaxed and less prone to stress but it also gives your skin cells time to heal itself. Be consistent and don’t try to make up for lost sleep in a single day.

  1. Fruits and Veggies

We’ve already mentioned that you lay low on sugar. This means that you should load up on your fruits and vegetables. Fruits and veggies have what is known as antioxidants. These are compounds that help your skin minimize the effects of aging or sun damage. It is recommended that you eat at least five servings per day. Studies have shown that an additional two servings can help improve skin tone.

Men should take care of the skin as it is one of the most noticeable parts of the body. Having good skin tells people that you value your health and do what you need to be in good shape. These are very simple skin care tips and if you follow them you could on the way to having that perfect skin.

Variety is key when packing your fridge with produce. From berries to carrots, each fruit or vegetable has different good-for-you antioxidants. These compounds help fight off free radicals, molecules that exacerbate the effects of inflammation, sun damage, and aging. Go for the recommended five servings (or more) of fruits and vegetables a day. Scottish researchers found that two extra servings of produce each day noticeably improved skin tone in six weeks.

 

 

4 Things to look for in a wedding photographer

Posted by Melissa on October 29, 2014 in A36, Irving Photography, photographers with Comments closed |

Irving Photography Denver has put together a very handy and helpful list of great hints and ideas for hiring the best wedding photographer for you. If you are planning an upcoming wedding, one of the first things that you need to do is get your wedding photographer booked. They often book up early, up to a year in advance, and it can be heart wrenching to find the perfect photographer and then discover that they are not available for any of your wanted wedding dates. This can be avoided by booking early, which can be done if you take the time to search out the photographer who will be perfect for you. The other side of that is not looking for the perfect photographer for you, and hiring a wedding photographer who ends up clashing with your personality or style. This alone can ruin a wedding day, and you want it to be perfect. wedding photographerSo take the time to go through the list below and ensure that you are able to find and hire the wedding photographer who is the most right for you.

  1. Friendliness. While it is true that many photographers want to be behind the lens and not in front of it, it does not mean that your wedding photographer must also be anti social and grumpy. Be sure that you look for a photographer who is friendly and able to get people to smile and open up for their camera. This can only happen if the wedding photographer is friendly, so take a minute to meet them and find out what their personality it like.
  2. Connection. Along with being friendly, the wedding photographer should also have a connection with you, as the bride and groom he or she will be spending a lot of time with you to document your day. This is much easier if you have a friendly and personable connection to the photographer. When you meet them, be sure you notice how they make you feel and how much time you would want to be spending with them.
  3. Work. Always take the time to look through their work. Do some research on them to see what work you can find online, and be sure that you are familiar with their style and enjoy it. Don’t expect that the photographer that you choose will be able to change their shooting and editing style if what you want is different than what they generally shoot. Hire a photographer that already has photos that look the way you want your wedding photos to look.
  4. Equipment. Ask about their equipment, and be sure that it is up to date and as new as possible. Photography equipment changes rapidly, and the better the gear the better the photos are going to be. You don’t want the lens going out on your wedding day right at the kiss moment, so be sure they are going to shoot you with the newest equipment possible. A camera only has a certain number of shutter movements before it no longer works, which means that a heavily used camera that is several years old may stop working.

Have you ever tried Indian cuisine?

Posted by Amanda Friese on October 28, 2014 in A36, indian cusine, Jaipur royal indian cuisine with Comments closed |

Indian cuisineEveryone has their favorite kind of food. For some of us it’s Mexican food, for others it may be Italian food. Different parts of the world turn out different types of cuisine, but in order to determine our favorite type of food it is important that we try a wide variety of different foods. If you have never tried Indian cuisine, you are certainly missing out. It is time for you to try something new; and who knows, you may find your new favorite type of food! Indian cuisine relies on a unique blend of fresh spices to create a unique flavor and aroma for each dish. If you have ever walked in to an Indian restaurant you may remember that the amazing smell of fresh spices made your mouth water. This is especial true of a famous Indian restaurant in Fairfax, Virginia known as Jaipur Royal Indian Cuisine. Jaipur Royal Indian Cuisine is not only one of the best Indian restaurants in Fairfax, but it is one of the best restaurants in Fairfax.

Jaipur Royal Indian Cuisine provides authentic Indian food and puts a great deal of care in to preparing each and every dish that leaves their kitchen. Both their head chef and manager come from Northern India and have worked to create a menu and an atmosphere within the restaurant that is authentic to their roots. Jaipur Royal Indian Cuisine makes their spices fresh each day to ensure the best quality for each dish and want to ensure that each customer has an authentic experience. Each item on the menu at Jaipur Royal Indian Cuisine was designed with care and is prepared with a meticulous measurement of spices each day to create the most delicious meal possible. When you walk in to Jaipur Royal Indian Cuisine you will first notice the delicious smells from all of the fresh spices, and then your eyes will be drawn to the unique decor. The strings of beads and brilliantly colorful birds and puppets will transfer you to a new world where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a delicious meal.

In addition to providing amazing meals at their restaurant, Jaipur Royal Indian Cuisine also has an extensive catering menu. They have catered a wide variety of different events, from weddings, to business meetings, and any type of party that you can imagine. Wow your guests during your next event by offering a delicious variety of Indian cuisine. People often report that one of the most memorable things about an event is the food. Make your next event one to remember by offering new and different foods for your guests to enjoy. The team at Jaipur Royal Indian Cuisine is excited to work with you to ensure that your next event is a success, and one that your guests will remember for a long time. You can find a full menu on their website at www.jaipurcuisine.com. There you can also find additional information about their catering services. Check out their website or call today to make a reservation for lunch or dinner!

It’s important to understand your options when it comes to shades and other window treatments.

Posted by lincoln Deffenbaugh on October 28, 2014 in A36, blinds, shades, shutters with Comments closed |

http://www.apexshades.com/One of the challenges of replacing or installing window treatments is that there are dozens upon dozens of different options.  You could install new shades, new shutters, update your sheers, or replace your blinds.  On top of all of these different types of window treatments, there are numerous different models of each.  In comparison to the work itself of installing new window treatments, the mental exhaustion of making a decision is much more difficult.  However, it is critical to understand all of your options when it comes to shades and other window treatments.

Shades are one of the most common types of window treatments.  There are numerous different types you can choose from.  For example, you can get shades that are made out of a large number of different materials and fabrics.  If you are really into protecting the environment, you can even get custom shades made that are cognizant of the impact they have on the world.  You can also choose from a wide variety of styles, such as roller shades, woven shades, pleated shades, cellular shades, or Roman shades.  Depending on the type of look you are going for in a particular room, you can choose shades of different colors.  You can also choose the way in which you would like them to go up and down.  For example, if you want the room to be better lit, simply having them come down from the top to the bottom is the best idea.  However, if the room they are in catches the sun just right, you could get shades that block the middle of the window while leaving the top and the bottom lit well.

There are also numerous types of blinds.  Blinds can come in two major types: vertical and horizontal.  This refers to the way in which the blinds run, and each achieves a particular type of lighting for the room they are in.  You can also choose from a wide variety of materials.  Some people like the simple plastic blinds that are about one inch thick, while other people prefer window blinds that are made of solid wood and much wider.  They can be polished in different manners to achieve a particular look for a room.

Shutters are another type of window treatment with a wide variety of options.  Shutters are unique from blinds in that they have a piece of wood that keeps them connected.  When one goes up or down, they all do the same.  Similar to blinds, however, they can come in a wide variety of styles and materials.  Most shutters are made of wood, but they can come in fake wood or plastic as well.  They can come in all sorts of different colors, depending on the particular style of your home.

Ultimately, it is simply important to know and understand that when it comes to shades, shutters, and blinds, there are countless options available to you.  It is a great idea to meet with a professional window treatment company to discuss what you are thinking for your home.  They will be able to help you make the right buying decisions and can help you set your window treatment plan in motion.

How to recognize and get help for the eating disorder anorexia nervosa

Posted by Joy Nalywalko on October 28, 2014 in A36, eating disorder with Comments closed |

Anorexia nervosa is a very serious eating disorder that should not be taken lightly and requires professional help. It affects people of both genders of all ages. It is an eating disorder that is severely psychological and gives someone a very intense fear of getting fat. The person can be overweight already or extremely thin. Regardless of their size, people with anorexia nervosa are so afraid of gaining weight that they will eat very little in an effort to not gain weight. In extreme cases, they will stop eating altogether in order to avoid weight gain. They have a perception of their bodies that causes them to believe they are overweight and will gain weight with every ounce of food that they put into their bodies. Eating Disorder Help

There are signs and symptoms that you can look for if you suspect someone that you know and love is suffering from anorexia nervosa. If you recognize these signs of an eating disorder, then it is important to seek treatment. Some of these signs include:

1. Extreme weight loss. Since the person experiencing anorexia nervosa is eating very little or has stopped eating at all, then you will begin to notice an extreme weight loss. It may happen very quickly or gradually over time depending on how little they are eating. They may also begin working out obsessively and to the point where they are constantly exhausted but still hitting the gym or going running.

2. A very low heart rate and very low blood pressure. This might a symptom that is hard to recognize but it is a very telling symptom of someone that is struggling with anorexia nervosa. Since the body is not getting much if any food then it is slowing everything down in order to conserve its energy. Throughout this process, the heart rate will slow drastically as well as an extreme drop in blood pressure, which increases the risk for heart failure in extreme cases.

3. Dryness. Someone that is anorexic will eventually have very dry skin and very dry hair. They may even begin to lose their hair as their body is not getting any of the needed nutrients to maintain itself. The body may also start to grow lanugo, which is a layer of hair that will pop up all over the body. This is the body’s survival mechanism of trying to stay insulated while body fat is withering away.

4. Extreme fatigue and weakness. Once you stop eating or start eating very little and your body shuts down or slows down a lot of its normal processes, then your body will lose energy. You have to eat energy to have energy and your body will go through all of its stored energy in a small amount of time. It will also conserve what you have left once it realizes that it is starvation mode. Without this energy, someone suffering from anorexia nervosa will experience extreme fatigue. They will be very weak and tired all of the time and find it hard to do anything at all after awhile.

These are four main signs and symptoms of the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. It is very important when facing an eating disorder to receive treatment for it from an established and holistic treatment facility such as Positive Pathways.

5 THINGS TO AVOID WITH GYM ADVERTISING

Posted by Sonny Andrew on October 27, 2014 in A36, health club marketing with Comments closed |
  1. Don’t charge huge rates for a one month fee. In the majority of gyms there is a very high rate for people who want to sign up for just a short time. The idea behind this sis that you offer a cheaper price for a long term membership which creates more steady customers in the club. The problem with these high rates for short term memberships is that more often than not, they actually end up dissuading people from joining a gym at all. To counter this problem, the better option is to offer a two week pass for a reasonable rate. The short term pass will be just long enough for the client to see if they like you gym and once the short term trial is over, you can make a longer term contract available to them.
  2. Do not make people feel like the gym is there to help them with a problem. All across the country, Americans are doing their best to get themselves into shape. It can be very difficult in today’s busy life to eat well and exercise. Many gyms have begun to offer their memberships as a way for folks to get their lives back in shape or a way to stop being so lazy. This type of negative health club marketing is much more likely to cause people to not enter a gym than the other way around. People respond positively to positive energy, not when people all but call them lazy and tell them that they need to get their lives into shape. Insulting potential clients will not get your far in any business.
  3. Don’t just toss up any old website. Most people who own gyms are much more concentrated in the quality of their instructors and the upkeep of their fitness equipment than they are in their gym’s website. Not investing the time and energy to making a good online site might be a big mistake when you consider that 4 out of 5 people found their fitness center online. You might not be a computer whiz or have a good idea of how to design a proper business website but don’t worry because there is gymmarketinggurus.com, where their business is making your gym business look good on the internet. In fact, that is their whole business. The gurus specialize in creating sleek and easy to navigate websites that draw in hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to gyms across the country. The Gurus know all about gym website design and they know just how to develop an image for your company that will get you ahead in the fitness world. They know that your business isn’t computers, its fitness and all they want is to help you to be able to concentrate on what is important to you. You just work on making the best gym in the city and they will work on making sure that everyone in the city knows about how you’re your gym is.

Whatever the Project, You Need to Go to the Hardware Store, for Supplies.

Posted by Ben on October 27, 2014 in A36, hardware store with Comments closed |

hardware storeThere are all sorts of reasons to teach yourself how to do a few things around the house, such as repairs, gardening, and other do-it-yourself projects.  For one thing, you will save money and stress, if you can simply repair something, on your own.  Plus, getting these things done, without needing to hire a professional, can be very satisfying.  Not only that, some of these activities are actually pretty fun, depending on your frame of mind.  Either way, whatever task it is that needs completing, you need to go to a hardware store, for the supplies.  When it comes to hardware stores, though, it is best to choose local over the major chains, in most cases.  Though it does depend on the specific store in question, local hardware stores tend to have more attentive staff members and better quality products and materials.

During the spring and summer, one of the most popular outdoor activities is gardening.  In recent years, vegetable gardening, in particular, has experienced a resurgence.  Nonetheless, whether you are growing tomatoes or roses, you need to get your gardening supplies and get started, early enough in the year.  Different plants are planted at different times of the year, and they necessitate different care.  That is why it is always best to do your research, before you plant anything.  This is also why the hardware store you go to is so important.  If you go to one with a knowledgable gardening staff, you are much more likely to walk out of the store, with exactly what you need.  Of course, this holds true, when it comes to any other type of at-home project.  You always need to be sure you are getting what you need, for your project, which is why it is best to go to a good local hardware store, rather than a massive retail chain.  They will be far more attentive, but they will also be able to provide you more relevant information, since they are more likely to have extensive knowledge of do-it-yourself projects.  Plus, they typically have a few different departments, with at least one very knowledgable person, in each area.  Whether you need help finding the right plumbing parts for your sink or toilet, or you need to find the right tools and equipment, to build a fire pit, you will be able to get the help and information you need.

Some local hardware stores are becoming more active, online, though, as well.  This is because some people want to be able to order their hardware supplies and tools online, without having to show up, in person, to find every little thing.  For one thing, this prevents you from having to experience the frustration of showing up and finding out they are out of stock of what you need.  It also saves you the time that you would spend going to and from the hardware store every time you need something.  Because many are part of the Do It Best organization, the selection of tools online is unbeatable.

High school may not have prepared you to apply for corporate jobs.

Posted by Beth Cantrell on October 27, 2014 in A36, Colorado Careers, executive job with Comments closed |

Oh high school. Everyone has some pretty significant feelings about high school be in that they didn’t care much for it, it was hell or it was the most fun they have ever had! When people think about high school they think about things like prom, the newspaper committee they were, the plays they were in, the friends that they made, the classes they CEO jobsmay or may not have skipped, the teachers that were cute or of course their boyfriend or girlfriend that they spent many hours smooching outside the front doors. Whatever your high school experience it is something that probably pops into your mind from time to time either out of fondness, purely because it was four years of your life or because you are still scarred by all of your experiences.

Something that people don’t talk about is the useless information that we are infused with why we are there. Pythagorean theorem, really? Really? When has any one ever used that other than of course someone who would use math in their day to day job and yet how many of us use that level of math? Or knowing the intestinal workings of a cat? The smell of formaldehyde will forever be imprinted on the insides of our noses and yet taking a scalpel to a cat never has hardly served anyone who wasn’t a surgeon.

So what about the things that we didn’t learn in high school like how to file for taxes? How to set money aside for retirement, is that thing called a 401K? How to invest your money into stocks or other investments, how to budget your money, how to pay bills, how to build credit. These are all things that high school students will eventually need to use no matter who they are. In addition to all of this a blaring discrepancy in high school education is that students are not taught how to build a resume, how to executive  job search or any means of understanding career development. Isn’t that just insane?

Fortunately there are companies out there who are wiling to help individuals learn the latter skills of job searching and career development. Colorado Careers is a company based in Denver, CO that helps people find executive jobs and also provides services like career development and even leadership trainings for overall organizations. While we might know how to use incredibly difficult types of algebra we may not know how to go through the process of searching for executive jobs. Colorado Careers is here to help fill in the gaps. Because there are such gaps in knowledge and experience around finding a job in this day and age Colorado Careers want to help make CEO jobs tangible and accessible for anyone with the applicable knowledge and experience. So never fear if your high school did not prepare you for the real world. There is no need for you to recall exactly how Wuthering Heights ended, all you have to do is call Colorado Careers and they will get you set up with a job that will serve you.

Making sober transition includes drug counseling life

Posted by Dan on October 26, 2014 in A36, drug counseling, Northstar Transitions with Comments closed |

Being able to make a smooth transition can greatly influence many people’s lives today. alcohol rehabWhether or not it is yourself realizing that it’s time to make a change or the love ones around you it is always a good idea to seek a treatment center. After going to a center it is important that you stay with drug counseling to increase your chances of ever having a relapse. It can be a hard thing to do and many times it’s a bigger fall to relapse but being able to seek drug canceling and be able to stick with the program will help you to make the right transition into your new life. At Northstar transitions they can help you do just that. They offer the services in the ability to work together with you to be able to set up a plan that works well with you to encourage you’re sober living. But being able to make these kinds of changes and be able to continue with alcohol treatment for drug rehab you’re going to need that additional help and support to follow you.

But being able to work with you at Northstar transitions they will be able to visualize a plan that works just for you. Since no two people are alike they know that they need to work specifically with you to encourage you to help you in your specific needs and ways. This is what makes the difference in many people recovering his that they’re about to stick with the program to follow them while they move away from a treatment center. But being able to work with drug counseling professionals who are experiencing being able to help people in these types of situations you’ll be able to get the extra benefit and be able to help you make the transition back to your normal life.

Being able to do so helps to keep many people where they need to be in a stable environment this can really make all the difference in the world to be able to do so when going through a situation like this. You’ll be able to stay strong and stick with the program and enjoy the new transition of your new life by being able to work together and set up the right program for you. If you were looking to stay strong visit Northstar transitions at www.northStartransitions.com see what they can help you with and you’ll be able to greatly benefit and stay on the path of your plan to have control of your life. You’ll be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel and keep that light coming strong when you are able to continue on with the alcohol treatment beyond a treatment center. But being able to have continued support is really where you can make a difference in your life. It is a daily if not an hourly change that you’ve decided to make and being able to work with it means constant help and you’ve got to be able to be willing to take it. Making the right choice is what any individual wants to do and to be able to recover is the ultimate goal to be 100% without having to look back. Stick with the program and find the right drug counseling it’s going to work with you and you will be able to continue down the path of your plan.

Gardening, recycling, and solar panels all help protect the environment

Posted by Teresa on October 25, 2014 in A36 with Comments closed |

Scientists have been documenting the effects of global warming on the planet for the past few decades, and have noticed some alarming trends. There are still a lot of people out there who do not believe in global warming, and do not believe that humans are causing any damage to the planet and its environment. However, no matter where you stand on the issue, there should be almost no disagreement over the fact that we can and should be doing more to take care of the planet. There are a lot of small and if you are able, big steps that one can take to help make their personal lives, home lives, and work environments as friendly as possible for the environment. We only have one planet on which to live, and a lot of people living on it, so let’s make it count.

Here are a few helpful hints, from the small to the large, that anyone can start to think about today.

  • Walk more. This is good not only for the environment but for the people doing the walking. Less carbon dioxide means the atmosphere will last longer, and more walking means more help combating obesity in the United States and around the world. This can be as simple as parking a couple of blocks away from your final destination and walking to it.
  • Take more public transportation. This one is not always as feasible for everyone, but for those with access to bus and train systems, there is a lot of carbon dioxide emission that can be avoided by using shared transportation systems. Trains and buses are helpful for consumers because they are convenient, avoid parking fees, and cut down on drinking and driving as well.
  • Plant gardens and eat locally. Purchasing produce from a local farmer’s market helps cut down on emissions, and planting your own vegetables or flowers helps produce more fresh oxygen for the air.
  • Try composting and recycling. By reducing the amount of trash you produce, and recycling the stuff that cannot be composted, you are helping to further put materials to use over and over again. Composting allows for natural decomposition of materials that you can use to help fertilize your garden or other plants from above.
  • Consider investing in a clean technology, such as solar panels, for your home or office space. solar panel systemsWhile this is ultimately a larger investment on your part, solar panel installation increases the value of any home instantly. Home solar power provides you with an alternate source of electricity, and your electric company can also use any excess energy produced to help power other homes while providing you with a rebate for that energy used. It may mean a little more money up front to invest in the solar panels, but you will make a significant return on your investment in both increased home price value as well as reduced or non-existent electric bills, which can be quite large depending on the size of a home.

Minimize work disruption with portable offices

Posted by Teresa on October 24, 2014 in A36, portable office with Comments closed |

One of the most disruptive things that can happen to any office-based business is a problem with the building itself which displaces employees for anything from a few hours to several months. This can happen as a one-off, such as a gas leak down the street that forces evacuation of all offices around it until it can be resolved. Or, it can be a building that needs updating or some kind of reconstruction in order to bring it up to code, fix a problem with the heating or cooling system, or even painting the entire interior or installing new cubicles and offices.

If you are the head of a company that finds itself in this position, there are a few different options available to you to hopefully minimize the disruption to both your employees and your clients.

  • Now that the internet is so widespread and accessible, one of the easiest ways to handle being forced out of your office space for any reason is to simply have staff work from home until the problem is resolved. This works for short term scenarios, such as the gas leak. If it looks as though there is a problem or condition which will require people be out of the office for several weeks or months, you might want to think about another alternative.
  • Ifmodular buildings in fact your building needs repairs or other upgrades, ask the landlord to provide reasonable accommodations during the repairs, such as portable buildings. If you are fine with everyone teleworking then you might not need anything at all, but several months is a long time to go without a face to face meeting, and if you have staff that need to be directly supervised, that simply will not work. Request that the landlord provide mobile offices for however many employees you have. Maybe not all of them need to come in, and you only need modular buildings for a handful of them. Or maybe you want everyone to come in every single day and keep up the same routine for the sake of the business, in which case you would need portable office space for every one of your employees. United Partition Systems provides these types of facilities for every space and temporary office need that you might have.
  • If nothing else, this temporary disruption might serve as a way to try out having people work from home. Perhaps you have avoided it in the past because you were nervous about employees not getting their jobs done, or not being able to get a hold of an employee in a work emergency situation. If something needs immediate attention, you might be concerned that you would not be able to get a hold of the right person to take care of it. However, if you have a few days or a week where people cannot come to the office, it is as good a time as any to make sure that everyone’s phone numbers are up to date, all laptops have VPN access, and your employees understand that they are to be available during work hours with no exceptions.

5 ways your company can utilize corporate travel.

Posted by lincoln Deffenbaugh on October 24, 2014 in A36 with Comments closed |

www.be-dynamic.netThe economy within the United States and across the globe has begun to rebound from the economic recession of a few years ago.  To be fair, some parts of the world and some industries are still struggling, but many others are bouncing back, perhaps stronger than ever.  This means that more and more new businesses are popping up, each vying for a portion of the world’s markets.  With this in mind, it is critical for companies to do everything they can to separate themselves from their competition.  Sometimes this means simply running clever advertisements.  Other times, it means recruiting the best and the brightest to work for their companies.  In other words, the business landscape is becoming more and more competitive, which means that more and more companies need to think outside the box to drive their bottom line.  One of the best ways to improve a particular company’s bottom line is to utilize corporate travel.   Although this requires an upfront cost, the benefits typically outweigh the costs, and often it isn’t even close.  Here are five ways your company can utilize corporate travel.

1.  Team building/morale.  Corporate travel is a great way to bring your employees closer together.  Travel can help create an atmosphere where your staff feel more comfortable with one another and want to work with another.  The more cohesive the unit, the more profitable your company will become.

2.  Build strategic partnerships.  Another great way in which you can use corporate travel is to build strategic partnerships.  Traveling with a potential client or business partner is a great way to give your company enough time to create a new and lasting relationship that will benefit both parties.

3.  Launch a product/service.  Another great way to use corporate travel is to build excitement before you launch a new product or service.  It gives you time to explain the product or service to your staff and to get them excited about it.  Your employees are your best or worst public faces.  It’s better to have them be the former, and building excitement around a product is a great way to achieve this.

4.  Increase focus.  One of the reasons companies often hit a wall with their bottom line is that their staff are overworked and under-focused.  One of the best ways to alleviate both is to take the team on a trip.  Utilizing travel planners is a great way to alleviate stress for staff and get them focused once again.

5.  Customer relations.  The final way to use corporate travel is as a customer relations tool.  Taking customers on travel trips is a great way to create a loyal and dedicated client base.

To make sure you are able to achieve all five of these intended results, it is crucial that your company choose a great company to help you manage your corporate travel.  When it comes to corporate travel management, no company is better than Dynamic Corporate Travel Solutions.  They have an immense amount of experience in the field, and their ultimate goal is to help you improve your bottom line.  They stay in close contact with you so they are able to anticipate and deliver on your needs.

How to get a home loan with bad credit

Posted by Joy Nalywalko on October 24, 2014 in A36, FHA Home Loan, ZFHA mortgage with Comments closed |

Buying a home can be expensive. It most likely will require applying for a FHA home loan. This is because most people cannot pay for a house up front. Paying for a home without a loan would require paying for the entire house on the spot with cash. Since this is most likely not the case, applying for a home loan can be quick and easy. But what if you have bad credit? Applying for a home loan with bad credit is not quite as easy as applying for a home loan with a good or even decent credit score. FHA loan

Luckily there are ways to purchase a home even if you have a bad credit score. One way to purchase a home with bad credit is to apply for an FHA mortgage. The Federal Housing Authority assists even those with bad credit so that they can own their own home. The downside to this is that you will be paying a larger interest rate. But, you will still be able to own your own home and all of the money that you put into your mortgage will be an investment in your home. Once you are paying a mortgage, you will also be improving your credit score as well.

Even if you have bad credit and are applying for a FHA home loan, you will still need to make a down payment. The larger the down payment that you make, the better it will be for your interest rate and loan outcome. At the minimum, when applying for a home loan, you will likely be expected to put down a down payment that is 10 percent of the cost of the home that you are purchasing. This can even be 20 percent of the total cost. It is very important to have savings, especially with bad credit, so that you can have the money for your down payment when applying for a home loan with bad credit.

If you are a first time home buyer, then you will have the advantage of getting a FHA loan with a very small down payment percentage. An FHA loan can even require only 5 percent of the total cost of the house as a down payment. It can even go lower than that! Although the down payment for your first home will be smaller if you apply for an FHA home, you will still have interest to pay on the home. Regardless of where you are applying for the loan, your interest rate will be higher when applying for a home loan with bad credit.

Although you can get a home loan with poor credit, one very important thing to consider when buying a home is the price of the home itself. You have to factor in the entire investment of the home as well. If you are paying a higher interest rate and a lower down payment, then it is important to consider the entire cost when applying for a loan. If the entire cost is higher than you thought, you may want to search for a cheaper home.

These are some ways of how to purchase a home with poor credit.

Look for variety when looking for turntables, vinyl albums, and more.

Posted by Caroline Yates on October 22, 2014 in A36, Sound Stage Direct with Comments closed |

There are a lot of music stores out there, each with a varying degree of knowledge about the ins and outs of what they are working with. To be sure, many musical equipment experts have a degree of knowledge in many different aspects of the field, but not everyone knows everything about anything they are asked about; this is simply to be expected. The goal, then, is to work with a musical equipment and vinyl records store like Sound Stage Direct that is as best equipped as possible in every aspect of musical equipment and vinyl albums and records. While there are certainly gaps in everyone’s knowledge, the thing that really makes this company stand out above the rest is their commitment to an expansive repertoire of products to offer customers. This is really the best you can ask for. Working with a musical equipment superstore that has a lot of things but without the quality necessary for each and every item you will be left struggling to find the best of what you are looking for. Rather, you will find that the items you purchase are shoddy at best and the selection you are hoping for is simply not there. With Sound Stage Direct, you are working with the best online independent record store around.

Again, the thing that really makes Sound Stage Direct such a high quality store is not just http://www.soundstagedirect.comthe quantity but the quality of what they provide. Instead of just a lot of the same thing, you find that you can easily locate the exact items that you are looking for, rather than getting stuck with a lot of the same thing. This goes for all of their products, whether it is an LP record or a VPI turntable, you know that you’ll find what you are looking for when you decide to work with Sound Stage Direct as your record store; and more! How are they able to provide all of these excellent products? As an independent and online retailed, Sound Stage Direct has been able to provide an extensive selection. This is really the place to look when you know a bit about the products you are looking for and know when you have found the right quality musical equipment. All of the many options at Sound Stage Direct are great options for your musical equipment needs and you will have a plethora of great choices when you browse their selection. They have scoured the very best of brands and have left you with a comprehensive list of get brands to go with and within these brands of turntables and other musical equipment, you will find many different kinds of products, from speakers to CD players to these items in various tones and shades and woods. Bottom line, with both the quality and the selection available through Sound Stage Direct, you are certain to find the equipment that best suits you as well as the music to match. Don’t settle for anything less than the best; work with Sound Stage Direct to make your musical equipment and record dreams come true!

There are many reasons you should look into braces as an adult.

Posted by Caroline Yates on October 20, 2014 in A36, braces, Fruge Orthodontics, orthodontic with Comments closed |

When most people think of braces, they imagine knobby kneed teenagers with mouths full of metal and rubber bands stretching across all parts of their mouths. They do not picture an adult grinning with a full mouth of braces. While this is certainly a reality that a lot of adults face, most feel terribly self conscious about it and hope that they will not have to enter into this kind of treatment. However, when you partner with Fruge Orthodontics, it is easier to get the treatment that you need, no matter what age you are. They understand that you might find yourself skeptical and entering into treatment and self conscious about how your teeth look now as well as how they will look if you have braces on them. While it is understandable that you feel this way, the worst thing that you can do for your teeth and for your self image is to delay the treatment you need. The experts at Fruge Orthodontics understand where you are coming from and are ready to help you take the next step to take better care of yourself, and your smile. Plus, the reality of the world we live in is that one in five orthodontic patients in the United States are over the age of 21! That is a larger proportion of the population that you might have imagined, and yet another reason to feel confident going into orthodontic treatment as an adult.

There are a lot of reasons these days that adults decide to get orthodontic treatment. In fact, as you go further down the road of orthodontics in your adulthood, you see that many more people get orthodontic treatment in their adulthood than you might have imagined, and not just for aesthetic purposes. In fact, some of the most common reasons http://www.frugeorthodontics.com/adults decide to get dental treatment has to do with bad bites, or malocclusion, which is an issue that causes your teeth to fit together incorrectly. This is not just aesthetically unappealing, but also can cause serious jaw muscle problems, leading to headaches and other problems that are important to deal with for reasons of overall health. Additionally, if your teeth are crowded in your mouth or spaced apart too far, then you could be at risk for serious dental issues like tooth decay or gum diseases. These things become and issue because either too much or too little space between your teeth ends up leaving you with difficulty brushing your teeth effectively enough to get rid of bacteria. It is important that braces are installed in order to prevent early tooth decay! If you have crooked teeth, you might also find that there is an abnormal amount of pressure in your mouth. It will cause you to feel pain and causes pain outside of the mouth, along the jaw and sometimes into your neck. These are all dental and general health problems that can be solved by braces. Plus, when you decide to get braces, there is the added bonus of finding your self with a healthier and more confident smile!

Promoting Your Salon Brand through Salon Advertising and Website Marketing

Posted by Carol on October 20, 2014 in A36, salong advertising with Comments closed |
Salon Marketing Gurus

Use your imagination to help create the design and brand of your salon.

Establishing your salon will not happen overnight. It takes time and preparation to get your salon perfected and well known throughout the community. After establishing the name, logo and colors of your salon, the next step will be salon advertising. Effective salon advertising will help draw attention to your salon even before it is done being built.

 

Start Advertising As Soon As Construction on Your Salon Has Begun

The mistake many salon owners make is waiting to promote their brand until after the launch of their salon. You want to get the “hype” of your salon begun early. As soon as you pick a lot, this is when you should start promoting your salon. Create speculation and gossip about the upcoming salon in your community, giving you more clients as soon as you open the salon.

Hire an SEO marketer who can help you with your advertising. Companies such as Salon Marketing Gurus work exclusively with salon owners to help brand themselves. Hiring a company like them will easily promote your business more since they have connects exclusively in the salon world.

Using specific techniques, you can expect your SEO marketer to help with branding your salon. Website marketing will be the first and main aim of your branding. Designing the perfect website will help bring allure to your salon, as the internet has consumed the lives of the world and it is now the way to connect with everyone. Your website will be promoted through Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn and Pinterest, helping you connect with your clients or potential clients.

Social Media and Website Gurus Will Assist the Best

Social media is how everyone connects with one another, creating a stream of recent news and updates on hip places. You want your salon to be promoted through these avenues because your clients can easily share their experience at your salon with their friends. Having a page on each social network will give potential customers and referred customers the ability to see more of your work.

Taking pictures of your client’s hairstyles and haircuts will be a requirement. Most clients will not mind and it will give you access to a broader clientele because they can see your work without having to risk an experience to find out if you have good hair techniques or not.

Try to Find Your Niche within the Salon World

Find a niche or two that your salon can be known for and stick with that as your promotion. Some salons are known for their excellent hair colors, haircuts, styling techniques, incorporating manicures and pedicures and many other niches. Find what your salon excels at and promote that. This will be a huge selling point for your salon.

Clients want to know they can come to you for something specific. If you are an excellent hair-coloring salon, you will get clients who will find you reliable for that and will come to you specifically. While offering full services from cuts to colors is advisable, you want to make one or two a selling point.

Self storage units give you many options

Posted by Dan on October 20, 2014 in A36, self storage, self storage units with Comments closed |

Self storage units today give you many options. There are many different types of self storage units that exist and in many cases can help you with any type of storage situation that you may have. Some units have different types of storage options that they offer like being able to control temperature options and the ability for you to be able to access them at any hour of the day. But being able to work with your storage unit you’ll be able to find out the size shape of a unit that works with your needs and what the storage unit can offer to you. Self storage units have benefited many people and the popularity of them has continued to grow quite a bit. With so many people changing their environment many times through out their lives self storage units have begun to be one of the great ways in which many people can hang onto their items without having to sell them or get rid of them when certain situations arise when they cannot keep all the items with them.

Even many businesses are realizing the great benefits of being able to use self storage. But being able to have an outside place that they can protect their items and be able to put extra items in that they don’t need around in office cluttering it up can really help the business to have the appearance they need and get rid of the clutter. Holding onto items that just don’t need to be around the office on the 24 hour basis can really leave things a mess in the office. self storage unitsBut by being able to clear up the space and clear out areas that don’t need the items can be stored at other locations and you will be able to reach when the time may come will help you to be able to benefit greatly from what the storage unit can do. Storage units can help many people through many different types of situations and even those situations that many of us may not want to be in where you may get kicked out of the situation or need to move out for a time. These units are able to also offer monthly rates that can benefit many people by being able to get the units when they need only for short time or long term if needed. But being able to work with your storage unit they can help you get into the unit you need and you will be able to benefit greatly from what the unit can do for you.

Going to www.WestCoastselfstorageColumbiacity.com can help you to find what you may need in your storage rental company. They’ll be able to tell you all about the options and opportunities that you can take advantage and how you can benefit from being able to have your storage unit today. They will be able to help you with making the right decision and help you to get the extra space that you’ve been looking for. When it comes to benefiting from self storage units it is easy to see how anybody can benefit from them. Everybody could use a little bit of extra space now and again and being able to have the extra space that you need can benefit you in many different ways. Knowing they are there available for you at a moments notice and that you can take advantage of the extra space will help you to get through any type of situation or storage situation that you may have.

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