Positive impact

As I began to see the positive impact that spending more time with Ken and Nanxi was having on my business and personal life, I took the concept a little further. I began to wonder, “What if I surrounded myself with more people like that?”

Suddenly, that idea started to …

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The operation

The operation appeared pretty half-assed to me. The doors were wide open and nobody seemed to be paying much attention to Roger and me. For a moment, I thought I could have easily run out the back door and be long gone before anyone noticed, but what would happen to …

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Websites for brands

Brands need to formalize a website strategy with a clear understanding of the purpose of their website. When looking to bring an offline behavior to an online channel, brands must thoroughly understand how consumers are currently performing that action offline. Brands need to involve their website developers early on, especially …

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Advice for parents of children with arthritis

Being the parent of a child or young person with arthritis can be stressful. Not only do you have to deal with the shock of the initial diagnosis, but you also have to cope with the additional demands your child’s illness places on you - such as frequent trips to …

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Losing Track of Time in the Virtual World

We become so engrossed in the virtual world that we lose track of time. How often have you given yourself permission to jump online for five or ten minutes, only to find that an hour has passed? We lose ourselves in the intrigue, the information and the funny cat videos …

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Do You Feel Pretty?

"I Feel Pretty" - We have all heard this song and right now you need to take a minute and ask yourself, "Do I feel pretty?" If your answer is NO! then here is your first assignment: When you join FlyLady, the first thing we ask you to do each day …

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Characteristics of a Successful Wedding Consultant

Here is a list of questions and qualities that you need to do some soul searching to see if you possess to become a wedding consultant. Successful entrepreneurs, and especially wedding consultants, must possess these traits.

Are you a self-starter or do you have to be told what to do …

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Make Money on Instagram

The Internet is a great place because there are so many ways to make money. People like you have been making money on the Internet using YouTube, Facebook, their own personal blog and even from Instagram.

It's totally possible to make thousands of dollars per post on Instagram. It sounds …

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How Poems Come

Verse upon any theme, and in treatment ranging from the most ponderously serious to the most frivolously flippant, can be manufactured at any time. Its technique is comparatively simple. Its devices, meter, rhyme, alliteration, assonance, consonance, stanza arrangement may be mastered as easily as multiplication tables. Poetry comes differently.

It …

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A brief (untrue) history of Science

Though it’s impossible to know exactly when science began, it’s worth making a wild guess. Science began millions of years ago when the first cave men developed language.1 With a new ability to convey information, they were able to share experiences and observe their world. They spent …

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Living by a busy road can increase the risk of a miscarriage

Living by a busy road can increase the risk of a miscarriage by more than 50 per cent. The study of 250,000 pregnant women found that air pollution is more dangerous to their unborn baby than smoking. It discovered there was a direct link between the number of “missed …

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Why your website might not be ranking

Slow-Loading Web Pages

Slow-loading pages are extremely common. Google only recently started including them in their ranking algorithm, so brands seem to still be adjusting and optimizing load time.

Lack of Mobile Experience

It's incredible to believe, but despite living in a mobile device–centered world, there are still brands …

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Why Bees make Great Pollinators

Pollination is the movement of pollen from the anthers of a flower to the stigma of the same or a different flower. Pollination is needed for plants to reproduce, and so many plants depend on bees or other insects as pollinators. When a bee collects nectar and pollen from the …

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The Story of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

In 1984, the Japanese company Nintendo, which had achieved tremendous success in the arcades with Donkey Kong (1981), approached Atari about distributing the American version of their popular Famicom system in the United States. For a variety of reasons (which Steven L. Kent details in his indispensable The Ultimate History …

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How Beauty Affects Dating

Most of the interest in non-market exchange of beauty is in its role in two-person relationships. Aside from how widespread such relationships are and their importance for procreation, they have the additional advantage of being easy to analyze—we only need to consider two people’s preferences and abilities, not …

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Deep Bed Gardening

Unless you have a very large area of land at your disposal, the key to success as a self-sufficient gardener is to be able to grow a lot in a small space. Of the new techniques for growing more vegetables in smaller areas, the most important in my view is …

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Best Places to go in Corsica

Napoleon said he could recognize his native island just by the fragrance of the maquis. Corsica is an enigmatic island, and the “Island of Beauty”, as the French call it, lives up to its name. It has towering mountains, lush forests, timeless villages, stylish resorts and pristine beaches.

The island …

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Types of Facials

Now you’re probably wondering, but what type of facial is right for me? Perhaps you have acne or sun-damaged skin. Maybe you’re looking to contour your face. If you’re preparing for a wedding, I can assume you like diamonds and may therefore want to consider a facial …

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Diversification in Dividend Investing

Diversifying your investment is a proven method to manage risk in stock dividend investing. The fundamental concept behind this investment strategy is the theory that diversifying stocks in a portfolio can reduce the risk and can yield higher profits in the long run.

Diversifying your investment portfolio may mitigate the …

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What to do if a Tornado Strikes?

Anyone who lives in certain parts of the country knows the signs of an approaching tornado. The wind is whipping things around, and the sky turns an indescribably dark yellow-green color. Sometimes there’s hail and heavy rain that suddenly stops. The wind changes. And there’s nearly always a …

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