A recent survey out of the U.K. shows that women—at least most women—have a pretty good grasp on the important relationships in their lives: Four out of five have a good bond with their partner, 81 percent say they have good or very good friendships, and 59 percent get along with their bosses. But two stats jumped out at us as cause for concern: One in 10 women reported that they don’t have a close friend, and a very lonely 3 percent reported having no friends at all.
Sure, it’s normal for friendships to come and go, especially as we get older and swept up in work, family matters, and personal issues. And these days, we probably all have many more casual acquaintances (think of all your Facebook “friends”) than true BFFs. But what kind of an effect can this have on a person’s health and wellbeing?
Judith Akin, M.D., a psychiatrist in the Faculty and Physician Wellness Program of Work/Life Connections at Vanderbilt University, says that when people can’t name a single close friend, it’s often because of an underlying emotional or social disorder, like anxiety or trust issues. It also puts them at risk for further health problems.
“Having at least a few close relationships is a part of a balanced life,” Akin says. “People who are socially isolated or lacking in social support are much more vulnerable to depression, self-medicating with alcohol, and emotional eating.” Studies also show that people with large circles of friends live longer than those without, and that strong social ties can reduce the risk of dementia later in life.
The nearly 6,000-person survey conducted by Relate (a British organization that provides relationship support and counseling) also found that having poor-quality or non-existent social connections is correlated to lower self esteem. Among people who described their friendships as good or very good, 87 percent said they felt good about themselves sometimes, often, or always. Among people in average or bad friendships, that number dropped to 63 percent; and among those who reported having no friends, 62 percent.
Although forming new friendships can be difficult, Akin says it’s important for people to try—especially if they’re feeling isolated after a move across the country, a falling-out with former pals, or another major life change that leaves them physically or emotionally alone.
“To have friends you have to be a good friend, so I always ask people what they are doing to try to cultivate relationships support,” she says. “You have to make a deliberate effort to spend time together—or, if you don’t live near each other, to call or write or visit.” (In fact, half of survey respondents reported having weekly contact with their close friends, and nearly a fifth reported daily contact.)
Nervous about making a new-friend date? Start with asking a colleague to grab lunch or check out a movie after work. “If you’re worried about not knowing what to say, these structured situations can help take the pressure off,” Akin says.
Common-interest groups are great ways to meet a variety of people who share your hobbies, as well, she says. In a way, men seem to do this better than women: The survey found that guys tend to be members of groups of close friends while women are more likely to form close connections with individuals.
And one final note for the ladies in relationships: It’s great if your partner is your best friend, says Akin, but it’s no excuse to let your other close ties don’t fall by the wayside. “Too much time spent with one person can potentially make you both bored,” she says. “You need to make a deliberate effort to get together regularly with other people in your life. Put a girls’ night on the calendar; don’t wait for someone else to do it.”
Don’t assume he is not in love with you. The one time you least expect, he will tell you “I love you.”
One of the greatest feelings a woman can ever have is a man’s true love. Though your boyfriend may take time telling you he is in love with you, chances are he already has through his actions. That’s what happened to me. I knew my husband was in love with me by the way he paid close attention to all my needs. He genuinely cared to hear about my good days and my bad days. Moreover, I didn’t have to ask him to do something for me. He just knew. He loved spending time with my family and me. And he said “I love you” first.
For the most part, women are quicker at expressing their emotions to their partners; meanwhile, men take a longer time. You may assume that your boyfriend is not in love with you because he has not verbally expressed his feelings or revealed the three words all women love to hear. But take a close look at his gestures, his mannerisms and how he looks at you. The love he has for you is in the tiniest details.
Here are seven ways you can tell the man you love is in love with you, too.
When your boyfriend starts to ask you in-depth questions about your likes, dislikes and future goals, he is in to you. He wants to learn everything about you. He sincerely cares.
He grabs your hand gently during a walk in the park or at a family gathering. He caresses your hair softly. He hugs you for no reason at all. He affectionately touches your face as he stares at you. Sometimes just sitting at home watching a movie and cuddling on the couch speaks volumes.
Spending time together
When you find your boyfriend spending less time with his friends and more time with you, he is in love. He is not giving up on his friends; he simply chooses to spend as much time with you as possible. His priorities begin to shift.
Does anything for you
He doesn’t care what it takes, but he will make anything possible for you. He may not necessarily be interested in the things you are interested in, but he makes the effort to take part. He doesn’t mock what brings you joy. Perhaps you love a particular musician, and he doesn’t. But he surprises you with two concert tickets – one for you and one for him.
Meeting his family and friends
As old-fashioned as this may sound, when a boyfriend introduces the woman in his life to his family and friends, he is serious. He has hopes to take the relationship to another level. His feelings are deeper than you know.
Talks about marriage and children
If your boyfriend inquires about your feelings on marriage and children and expresses his thoughts on the matter, chances are he’s been thinking about a future with you. And if you both share the same feelings about marriage and creating a beautiful family together, love exists.
Says those three special words first
He tells you “I love you” before you do. It doesn’t matter when or where he says it. All that matters is that he wants to say it first.
Again, it’s easier for a woman to share her innermost thoughts compare to most men. Many men have a hard time verbalizing their feelings even though they do love you. However, through their positive actions and attentive ways, you will know he is in love. Give him time and you’ll hear “I love you.”
Each day, we interact with others. We talk, email and text the day away, but are we really getting through to each other? When was the last time you felt really, truly heard? When did you give your attention to someone fully and completely without checking your phone or staring at the television? Some check out with technology, while others dominate conversations. Both are detrimental, but both can be remedied.
The importance of listening
When we listen to someone sincerely, we help them feel understood, validated and less alone in their suffering. Being fully present and listening without an agenda can uplift someone and permit them to share their feelings. Often, that’s all we need; someone to sit and let us air our grievances, concerns, or frustrations, so that we can move on.
We blather on to hairdressers, bartenders, baristas, and they hold the space as outsiders looking in, so that we may vent. Therapists are paid to sit there and our side of the story, but what about our daily communication with loved ones? What happens when the you-know-what hits the fan and you have a fight with your partner?
Leave judgement at the door
Therapists and counsellors note that the most important part of listening is being non-judgmental. If someone feels judged, they will instantly shut you out and resent you, causing further harm to the relationship. Distance comes from instances like this, so be careful to just let the other person be heard in a safe, judgment-free zone. Avoid statements such as “You always” and “You never.”
Sometimes, things cannot be fixed immediately, so allow a few hours of time apart and let things cool down. When you keep picking at a wound or a scab, it can’t heal. The same thing applies to disagreements and conflicts; even though you think it’s a good idea to keep talking, the best thing can be to calmly stop talking and give each other a little space. When you sit quietly, you’re able to process what the other person voiced so that you can help solve the issues—not create more.
Stay present and watch your body language
Some of us check out with phones, laptops or television when things get heated or intense. The simple act of making eye contact really makes a huge difference in how we all feel when we need someone’s full attention. Please put your phone down, turn it off and make yourself 100% available when a loved one needs to talk. Don’t make someone feel diminished or unimportant by clicking the remote control when they say they need to talk to you.
Wait until they communicate that they’re done before grabbing that phone to see what you missed on social media, and try not to fidget. We say a lot with our body language, so show some empathy and presence with your entire body. It’s incredibly rude to text someone while a person in the room needs your attention, so cut it out.
Silence is golden
This one is particularly challenging for me. I get excited and jump in before the other person has time to complete their thought or argument, and I botch it all the time—I can only imagine how infuriating it must be. As a yoga instructor, this is embarrassing to share, but at least I’m honest.
Most people think that just because I teach yoga, I’m perfectly conditioned to remain in a meditative, balanced state at all times. Not so much, I’m afraid. I get anxious and angry, but do try to maintain the daily work via yoga, meditation, and reading Buddhist and other spiritual texts. My new goal is to really hold my tongue until the person with whom I’m interacting is done with their statement. Give the other person time to get their thoughts out, stop interrupting, and let people finish their thoughts. You’ll get your turn to speak, but create a safe and present energy so that there’ll be room for your own thoughts later on.
Listen to the entire conversation
Really, in the end, most of us just want to be heard, even if we have a strong hunch that we’re wrong. It sounds like the simplest, easiest thing on earth, but try to listen to the whole story and let the other party talk. My issue is that I’m already building my case or argument while the other person is trying to get theirs out, and it’s always doomed from that point on.
Work on being patient, commit to breathing deeply when someone is trying to tell you something, and just hold the space for them. Be sure to let people tell their whole story and get it all out there—even if it’s unpleasant or directed at you. Healing can only come from letting each other feel safe and loved.
In the end, my Buddhist teachers say that life is suffering and it’s our duty to lessen the suffering of those with whom we interact. I don’t wake up in the morning saying “I’m going to be a terrible listener today” but still, it happens. All we can do is commit to lessening our loved one’s suffering, become better listeners and increase our compassion as we go about our lives.
Think of the most valuable people in your life: what makes them so special? Meaningful relationships, both with family and friends, make life purposeful—especially amidst difficult trials. However, there are some people who may appear to be friendly but in fact are negative influences in your life. It’s important to keep in mind that you deserve to be in relationships where you are valued for who you are, and where the other person treats you in a way that you would want to treat others. As relationships require mutual effort and dedication, here
are 12 characteristics to look for in a good friend (along with tips that will help you showcase these characteristics to your friends).
A good friend will stay in touch with you in the long-term, even if you don’t get to talk to them every day. Good friends will be able to pick up where they left off, without seeing each other for years! Whether it’s through texts, handwritten letters or phone calls, communication over a long period of time is a key signal that someone truly cares about you and the relationship. With the holidays coming up, sending a holiday card or wishing someone well is a simple yet impactful gesture that demonstrates thoughtfulness.
In addition to staying connected, a good friend will check up on you to stay informed on what’s happening in your life. Whether your latest news is inconsequential (like trying a new recipe) or more significant (like grieving the death of a loved one), a friend who checks up on you is one who is compassionate and genuinely interested.
While we all like it when others agree with us, but it’s necessary to have people who can provide open, honest feedback—both positive and negative. The key is that a true friend can present their criticism in a constructive way.
Similarly, a good friend is able to respectfully disagree with your views. The emergence of different perspectives does not automatically signify the end of a relationship—sometimes, it can actually strengthen your relationship while enhancing your understanding of an opposing perspective. A good friend will also demonstrate respect by appreciating you for who you are, treating you with dignity and not taking advantage of you.
Not only should you be able to confide in a friend and know that your secret will be kept, but you should also be able to trust that your friend is loyal and reliable. A friendship that experiences endless rollercoasters of breakups and fights may not be one that offers loyalty and consistency.
6. Enthusiasm and support
It’s important to have relationships with people who will provide you with support in both the good and the bad times. Friends who make the extra effort to cheer you on at your soccer game or reach out to you when you’re in distress show that they prioritize you and are available to help.
7. A certain degree of competitiveness
Competition among friends is natural, but true friends will not allow competition to tear their relationship apart. Friendly competition can actually inspire you to have the motivation to improve, and is not cutthroat or dividing.
A good listener is someone who really values what you have to say and pays attention to your words. If there is someone who remembered a small detail or fact that you mention, they could possibly be a good friend. Meanwhile, being attentive and truly listening to what your friends say can also demonstrate that you prioritize and value them as well.
As well as having a grateful heart, a good friend also expresses gratitude, whether it’s for a favor that you did or simply for the friendship you provide. It’s also important to show your gratitude for the people in your lives; while it’s easy to feel grateful, the failure to outwardly express gratitude may actually come off as ingratitude in the eyes of others.
Someone who encourages you to be a better person (either verbally or non-verbally) is a powerful, positive influence in your life. A friend should not judge and shame you into changing; rather, if you chance because of a friend, it should be because their actions or personality traits inspire you to follow their example.
A good friend will not make you feel insecure or want you to change for no good reason. Instead, the type of friend who is worth having will boost your self-esteem by valuing your identity and unique qualities.
Finally, remember that a good friend is worthy of your time—you should cherish the memories, interactions, and conversations you have together.
Oh, how natural it seems when women and girls are so damn mean to each other. Seemingly more mean, underhanded and brutal than men are to one another. More deliberate. Yet often more unconsciously, horribly, mean.
Of course this is a sweeping generalization. There are a lot of good people in the world. Good women, if you will. And there are certainly men out there who can rival the biggest drama queen you’ve ever seen. But that’s not the point.
The point, actually, is that in general, modern women do not possess the solidarity you might hope for or even expect in a world that is supposedly heading toward gender equality.
Without question, the notion of woman vs. woman is not particularly new. Many often laugh it off, deferring to our curiously ‘natural’ state of being. As if it is in our DNA to compete with one another. We are known to do it for men, friends, jobs, attention, recognition and self worth. Things you can actually win and things you can never win. The tangibles and the intangibles. We’ll launch silent daggers over petty issues such as clothing, mimicry and appearance faux pas — all fodder for cannon balls of hatred for fellow females to fire. We even squabble over the things that are entirely nebulous, the ideas in the back of our minds that are more like phantoms than actual live gains. Not many question it. We make fun of it, acknowledge it, disparage upon it, but we don’t really ask ourselves why and how we got here. How did we get this bad?
That’s just how women are … Supposedly.
Well, that might be true, but only as true as the belief that ‘boys will be boys.’ But really, truly, boys will be boys and girls will be girls in the context of certain power relations and social structures.
Call it natural if you like, but it can be changed.
Now before you start planning your rebuttal to this notion, I didn’t say that this was going to be easy. And I’m not necessarily talking about a widespread campaign of ‘awareness’ so that we can initiate the healing process one-by-one in our own psyches. Well, in a way I am, but in another way, I’m not. Based on my research in academia and general observations, I find this to be a more simple problem than we think — albeit one with widespread and complicated ripple effects on society as a whole.
Think about this: What is the only problem that seems to persist in spite of women’s economic advancement, educational progress, sexual freedom, access to technological innovation and relative (though increasingly tenuous) reproductive rights? What is it about our worth as individuals that inspires our insecure animosity?
It is kind of miraculous if you really think about it. Unbelievably, this very real issue can not only interfere with how we feel about ourselves, it can also affect how others feel about us, thereby influencing how we live our lives!
It is so silly, so obnoxious, so superficial, but painfully true.
Alas, it is all about beauty and body image. Or more specifically, beauty in the context of our persistent inequality to men, and our disproportionate body commodification that ironically feeds the fire between us and our sisters.
Yes, oh yes, in spite of how far we’ve come, our looks are still up there on the checklist of our success as women. It is on our checklist in an arbitrary omnipresent way that we did not necessarily invite. Perhaps we once made it a priority. Perhaps others made it a priority and we correspondingly internalized it by default. We might even occasionally boycott it, hoping to escape this particular paradigm of self worth and success. But either way, whether we imposed it upon ourselves or someone else did, it’s there now and has been for a long while. I would love to cite a ton of sources here to underline this concept, but that would make this article two million pages long.
The truth is that we know it. We see it, live it, breathe it, watch TV about it, read about it. We see how Hilary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Michelle Obama and others are irrelevantly defined by it in the political sphere when there is hardly a media whisper of George W. Bush’s, Bill Clinton’s or Mitt Romney’s appearance. Every once in a while we might hear about Barack Obama’s ears, but that’s about it. Looks do not define men like they still define women, even in the most serious platforms in the world. This is a beautiful but ugly remnant of a time when women were the trophies and property of men, when our entire worth was once based on appearance, pedigree, purity and child-bearing ability.
Now let me explain why this lame vestigial problem is creating the massive divide and how serious the implications are.
As a disclaimer, this is not to say that we cannot or should not take care of ourselves, that we cannot or should not care about fashion, beauty, fitness, glamour or sexual appeal. All of these interests are fun and worthwhile. We should be free to indulge and revel in them. So should men. We should be able to honor all beauty in all forms whenever possible. It gives life extra spice and flavor. When we can appreciate the range of beauty wholeheartedly and appropriately, it has the power to enhance our spiritual experience.
Nevertheless, when the notion of ‘hotness’ or ‘not-enough-hotness’ breathes its muggy breath into our ability to get a job, keep a job, get along with people on the job, be liked, be unliked, be taken seriously or not-taken-seriously, there’s a problem.
Think of looks as a resource. Just like education and money and charm. A resource to get what you want. A commodity, if you will. We are living in a capitalist society, after all.
Right about now, some people might want to chime in and blame capitalism for this problem, this commodity-possession-ownership-hierarchy-resource-consumption problem, akin to all other problems in the world. And they might be right. But for now let’s keep it simple. Looks are resources. Resources that are inherent and cultivated alike.
Now fathom this: In a culture where patriarchy is still alive, endearingly belting out delusions of grandeur, thrusting a withered cane into the air from its convalescent bed, dinging the bell for the nurse, at least one crippled mythology has remained — the story that women are not fully worthwhile unless they are amazing at everything AND beautiful in the eyes of others. For some, external beauty in the eyes of others and oneself is success in and of itself.
Regrettably, this fact alone has helped turn women against one another, a trend that started centuries, if not millennia ago. Poignantly, this is the one major factor that still determines our well-being in the public eye whether a woman is gay, straight, bi, white, black, brown, etc., a veritable competition whose competitors are by default only women in a world still ruled by men.
So when an attractive woman strolls around your workplace, if she is prettier in your eyes than you are — or in someone else’s eyes — she might inspire your jealousy. And if you’re that kind of woman, even if only for the day, you might treat her differently. She might as well be parading a better resume in front of you. Look at me, I can get a better man, a better job, a better wardrobe… a better life.
In a world of squirrels, she might as well have been the squirrel who collected more nuts than you. You might even try to steal her nuts. Or tell the other squirrels how she came about those nuts in a suspicious way. Either way, this squirrel is perceived to have more resources than you, even if some of those nuts are spoiled. Then again, how would you know what kind of nuts she has? All you can see is her pile of nuts. And that’s all that matters. Perhaps you should take notes from this fabulous squirrel, maybe even do laps around the tree to get that squirrel’s thighs. Perhaps you should kill the fabulous squirrel. You just don’t know what to do!
Now imagine that you are the beautiful squirrel with the pile of nuts. Now you’re getting a little anxious. Now you feel like you should give some away to diminish the danger or perhaps alternatively guard your nuts more fiercely. You just don’t know what to do! But why should you give away your nuts? They didn’t climb that tree to yank them from the branches. Perhaps they don’t have your scampering ability. Perhaps the tree liked you better. Either way, they’re your damn nuts, you shouldn’t have to make excuses.
Now if nuts represent success or self-worth in the human world we’ve been trying to create (you know the one with ‘gender equality’?) there should be nuts for everyone, and we shouldn’t have to get them from men, so to speak. Even though we know they have them!
What we really need, is to stop fighting with each other over the nuts. Instead, we should all collectively attack the tree together.
Bottom line: As women, we need to stop fighting over the scraps that are left to us by those in power. Jealousy over looks is only a symptom of everything else we still do not have, one of which is the ability to shed beauty and body image as all-powerful dictators in our lives.
It is so easy to forget who the real enemies are, and thus we cannibalize ourselves on the way to what we hope is a better life, even if only in the form of vicious shit-talking to alleviate our fleeting anger at what ‘Miss Thang’ represents to us in the world. She is not the one to blame, unless of course she really did something horrible to you. But then you might ask yourself, Was she horrible to me because… of this exact issue we’re talking about? Is she fearfully scrambling for beauty commodity in herself and projecting it outward? Like the rest of us are grappling with in some form every day?
On the flip side, having perceived good looks can drag a woman down in ways that are similarly unfair and unearned, namely when other women do their best to sabotage her progress, her job, her advancement, and her happiness based on jealousy of her collective resources or perceived ability to acquire *nuts* as it were.
When women can finally relegate beauty to a fun life expression, rather than a prerequisite of success, it might be safe to say that we will see less tension between our sisters. I would like to think that when women occupy enough power positions in every sphere, we will no longer question where our real worth lies, at which point we might see an end of the extreme jealousy trend between women as we know it.
So let’s pretend that when we as a gendered group achieve more consistent success equaling men, we will treat each other differently indeed. Imagine that we will even help each other more. We can even start now, as it would surely support the cause if women helped other women advance for a change. Or at the very least, we can try our best to disparage upon each other less (tempting as it is). Because one fine day, beauty will not be our unwitting default scapegoat for why we aren’t successful or happy.
To some degree, there may always be a form of tension between everybody, women and men, with or without the commodity of beauty playing a role. But I think we all can agree that the world would still be a much better place, even if fraught with endless problems to resolve, if women were nicer to each other.
Fast and Quick Combat Sports: Know their Difference
The definition of fast and quick were well studied first, right before this article has been written. But, according to the dictionary these words are synonymous. In terms of martial arts or combat sports, fast and quick have different interpretation, most especially the ‘quickness’. An explosive speed technique, it is where the word quick associated. When you say fast, it has no explosiveness. The goal of the combat devotee should be the former. To be able to acquire explosiveness, one should learn the movements and techniques thoroughly. And the following ingredient is the speed components, namely: relaxation, the course strength, timing, delivery speed and perceived speed.
In the initial part, the coach should be certain that body moves are given focus, it can be during or after doing the technique. A teacher should have keen eyes, to be able to see the mistakes of the students both internal and external. If these mistakes are not addressed early, there will be problem later specially the speed as some non helpful movements will be included.
Before any performance will happen, see to it that those muscles that are included will be relaxed first. If you will throw a reverse punch, this is applicable in boxing, make sure your shoulder, rear leg and hips work together, so that one forced will go forward. Yous will surely end up being smacked at the very center, if you have muscles that are too tense. That is the main purpose why timing and relaxation are one or together. If you plan to attack, see to it that your distance is not too near or far to strike. Your timing is able enough to determine this. For a faster delivery, main thing is improving your speed. In other words, if you are fast in seeing the opening, you should be fast in taking advantage of the that chance.
Lastly, the fast and quick connection in terms of strength. As a student, once you are able to learn such mechanics, your time will so beautiful, you will have a marvelous perception speed, and your delivery is simply impeccable. Probably you are undeniably fast, but, not a quick one. To your strike, make sure you have added strength. By having the resistance training, your muscles will get stronger, these are those involve in the movement. To make it simple resistance training involves training for your muscles to have more resistance, like calisthenics, weight training, plyometrics and so as water training and others. You should seek medical consultation before indulging yourself to join or take part on such strenuous exercises. Do not just make any experiment on the things mentioned about, for your safety purpose.
Source: jiu jitsu
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Making a Quick Miami Home Sale
Looking to sell your home in Miami? It can be quite an experience. There are a lot of things to do – painting, cleaning, or maybe a full renovation if needed – just to prepare the property sale in the local market. Sometimes, you’ll be anxious about getting your asking price or not, or whatever it is you’re concerned about regarding the potential transaction. After all, selling real estate property is no joke. Of course, you would like work for the highest possible return.
Seller carry-back, which is also known as take-back financing, is a tested and proven technique for closing a deal, yet most sellers do not use it. It is doubtlessly a high-value and unique method of pursuing a real estate sale.
Based on a Federal Reserve report, seller-carry back loans in the U.S. are equivalent to about one hundred billion dollars. This amount of money in rather astounding. It is basically an indication that more consumers are relying on seller financing techniques when they decide to sell their homes. This is a proven benefit for both buyers and sellers to enjoy. The concept behind seller take-back financing is not complicated at all.
In a seller-take back loan, the property is sold and a percentage of the mortgage is held by the seller. What happens is the seller is now acting as a lender because parts of the deal will financed by him. The seller will lend the buyer a specific amount of cash to cover the purchase price in part, while a conventional mortgage company will typically fund the rest of the purchase price.
The property essentially acts as collateral in a seller take-back scenario loan. This loan is then considered as the primary mortgage. The seller gets paid by the buyer with the interest and in keeping with other terms they have agreed upon. Usually, the terms would stipulate that payments be made by the buyer on a monthly basis. This continuing cash flow is among the biggest benefits enjoyed by the note holder. Whenever wished, the note holder or seller may cash out and sell the note, and then collect the cash in a lump sum.
Regardless of the real estate market conditions in Miami, seller take-back financing is always a great option to consider. You as well as the buyer have good financing choices that will enable you to get a very attractive price over a shorter period of time. This is an good investment that produces a continuous monthly cash flow and very high return on your investment. As a seller, you will always be able to sell the note in the open market if you have an immediate need for cash.
Check out the many different benefits offered by seller take back financing as you sell your Miami house. In terms of making a quick sale, this is certainly a good route you can take.
How Home Improvement Can Help You Out
Home improvement is a common option for people who want or need change. Although most people make necessary improvements to their homes to make it more functional and visually appealing, some home owners do it for various reasons. In most cases, people remodel their homes to increase its value in the real estate market. The new paint, new roof or new landscape will make your home more attractive, especially to home buyers. There are also instances when you simply remodel just to make your home more energy-efficient. By simply getting a new door or window and/or by adding insulation, you can make your home energy-efficient. Whatever reason you have for remodeling your home, you should plan for it carefully.
For most people, their primary goal is to get a good return of investment for their home improvement project. For starters, you must determine what kind of improvement you must go for. Among the most popular home remodeling projects, improving kitchens and bathrooms are the best bets. Other than the kind of improvement you wish to do, you should also consider the scope of your project. It is necessary to not underestimate the impact of every minor changes you make. Usually, minor cosmetic changes are inexpensive and less risky. When you invest in home improvement, it is also necessary that you do not expect to instantly increase your home’s value just because you spend a little on its improvement. The home buyer will have the last say on the matter.
When remodeling your home, there are a number of decisions you ought to make. One question you ought to answer is if you should do the project yourself or simply hire a professional for it. Just in case you feel the need to do it yourself, there are numerous home improvement guides over the internet. For example, you can replace your counter tops and cabinets if you believe you can do it. You can save on labor costs by doing the project yourself. But when you do, you should understand the risks involved. You may get injured or lead to severe damage to your home. It is because of this that you have the proper knowledge, skills and equipment done.
If you have decided in hiring a professional contractor, make sure that he/she can get the job done correctly. It is necessary for a doctor to be knowledgeable in his field. Select a contractor with whom you feel comfortable to be together. It can be hard to finish the job especially if you and your contractor are not getting along. Do not hesitate to check out the qualifications and certifications. When you are done selecting the right person for the job, do not forget to get your contract in writing. This will serve as your access to every important information about the job.
Home improvement projects can give you comfort, help you save energy and help ensure your safety. It is also necessary when you need to have additional space at home or when your residence have to go through maintenance and repair. Certainly, home improvement presents numerous benefits. To ensure the success of your project, make sure to plan for it.
The Need For Radon Fan Replacements
You should know that when it comes to the safety of your health having radon fans is very important. This is basically a part of the radon mitigation system. However, how would you know if you need the radon mitigation system in your home?
You’ll basically need this system when you have discovered elevated radon levels in your home. You can buy a radon detector from the market to determine whether the radon levels in your home is alarming. It’s also possible that you can contact a local inspector for radon to test your residence for radon levels. Upon determining that high amount of radon is present in your residence, then it’s only necessary to have the mitigation system installed immediately. Also, the reason why you need a radon detector is because radon is an odorless and colorless gas. The source of radon is basically found in water, soil, and rocks due to the natural breakdown of radium and uranium. Most radon hazards that were reported included lung cancer due to inhalation and several victims are reported each year.
Having this in mind, property owners and builders already made sure that a radon mitigation system is installed for the safety of the occupants. So if you have a home that’s now having the radon problem, you need to contact the nearest radon mitigation service in your area about the situation as soon as you can. You should know that you have to be willing to spend money if you want the radon mitigation system to be installed because it’s quite expensive to build it in the first place. However, spending a lot of money cannot be compared to the safety of you and your family’s health against radon.
However, you also have to know that the price range can vary depending on which company you’ll hire to install the mitigation system. For that fact, be sure to do some research to widen your options. If you search online articles, you should know the firms near your area that can offer the best deal when it comes to the installation of the radon mitigation system. One other thing that you have to be concerned about is the radon fan replacements if you’ve already got the mitigation system installed in your home so it’s best to contact the firm for this issue. You also need to make sure that their warranty policy is fair enough before you get to pay for the installation of the mitigation system in your home.
Essential Information on Animal Welfare
There are a lot of places all over the world which have been doing their best for animal welfare in the form of charities. People have become more educated in this day and age about the importance of animals in the world around us and that is why they no longer take these creatures for granted, instead taking care of them for the benefit of future generations.
There are horrible situations when people have no idea how cruelty to animals can affect the these creatures and how it destroys them from the inside bit by bit, in fact, some even post the videos of these animals being tortured online; it truly is one of the worst cases of animal cruelty going on all around us.
There are people who do not know how to take care of animals and it clearly shows in the videos you often see online; you would need to remedy this situation and make it known all over the world how precious animal life really is. You need to help make the world you live in an ideal place for its other inhabitants such as animals and plants.
There are so many cases of animal cruelty happening all over the world and it needs to be put to a stop right away. Other places need to know all about these issues which have been plaguing the world ever since. You cannot allow an animal to be mistreated in any way, despite how big or small it may be. There are people who dedicated their lives for animal welfare and rights.
You are not the only living things occupying this world, there are animals out there who own it just as much as you do. You cannot just kill and replace them just because it shows a display in power. You need to change your mind set, if you haven’t already, and start taking care of these creatures right now while you still can. There are charities that have been organized by people who are doing everything they can to save the animals of the world.
You would surely play a part in saving these animals when you take action as soon as possible. You need to put a stop to the many factors which are causing a lot of species of animals to be extinct. These animals are not threat to us people so we have to do everything we can to save them. Wildlife conservationists are making sure the animal’s habitats are being kept safe from over development as much as possible. This is one of the things you need to make sure of at all times.
Challenges In Entrepreneurship
There are 4 big challenges that you are likely going to face as being an entrepreneur particularly if you are just starting. There’s no doubt that you are going to struggle but true entrepreneurs will look for a way on how to balance it all and pull ahead humbly. Always take into mind that every business that started with a small idea grew to something big today.
As being an entrepreneur, I have listed down the 4 biggest of many challenges you’ll face.
Number 1. Time – there are many people who are actually starting a business as they are working full time. This will cut back on the amount of time needed to be committed to the business though, it lets you maintain burn rate. Know you could change your burn rate by way of decreasing or eliminating rent, launch your business before supporting a child or spouse or not going to many happy hours.
Number 2. Support – there are several people who do not gain enough support from their loved ones and friends. They may possibly not like your idea of quitting the job you have and focus on a business with risks of failing. They may just not be able to understand when you end up working long hours and thinking how you can make the business to flourish. It is very important that you are aware of your support system and surround yourself with the support you need.
Number 3. Organization – it’s nearly impossible to manage the tasks needed for a business. You are expected to have a presence online yet, somehow keep track of which big clients did not reply to your mails. Not only that, recalling sites that are useful and to what time your client will meet you next must be set as priority.
Number 4. What success is to you – there are lots of people who think that their business will be able to succeed right away. When it is taking more time than they thought, it makes them to feel discouraged quickly. Define what true success is and you will be able to keep yourself motivated and always on point. There are many different kinds of success similar to financial success, solving problems that drive almost everyone insane, influencing people and so on.
You may not always have enough time to commit to your business given the fact that there are many challenges you will face. What this mean is that you should be highly organized to know what must be prioritized first. This will help you have proper time management and bring your business where you want to be.
Lots of people really like discovering just what celebs are accomplishing in their lives and a big part of entertainment news stories today tend to be regarding when celebrities make a mistake. Just like other people, they’re human and thus do make mistakes. In contrast to most people, yet, their particular mistakes are generally large in the entertainment sector and thus a lot of folks think it is entertaining to actually keep up on the latest gossip. To be able to accomplish this, someone may want to locate a web page that keeps up with the latest in celebrity fails.
An individual will probably wish to discover a webpage that contains Celebrity Sexting Fails. They will be able to read about the errors superstars make with loved ones as well as people they’re pals with. They could find out about a celebrity’s photos being leaked on the internet, a tape actually being found and also distributed, or even saucy images being transferred to someone apart from the intended individual. They are able to furthermore learn about the Celebrity Sexting Blow Ups that happen whenever pictures or even video recordings get in the wrong hands or even when a superstar is busted sexting a person besides their spouse. This can be a type of entertainment because, though it has actual life consequences, it is usually easy for an individual to distance themselves from the super star and enjoy the humor in the situation.
Someone who is actually considering reading Celebrity Sexting tales may choose to register for a number of the internet sites they discover. This allows them to keep up with the latest information constantly as well as be the first person to actually read the most up-to-date gossip on the internet. They’ll be in the position to acquire notices or e-mails whenever there may be a brand new post they may be excited about and can also register to be given a daily email with the most current entertainment information they could want. This is a superb way to remain on top of the most current reports and also make certain they’ve got something to read through nightly.
In case you’re excited about reading the latest super star gossip, go on and check out the distinct web sites which provide the latest news. Discover one that updates the instant anything at all transpires and also that features a way to follow the content articles so you can be notified any time there will be something brand-new you could love.
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(Milton, GA)—Canine Assistance, a nonprofit organization based in Milton, Georgia, is announcing their request for donations and willing volunteers for the organization. Those who want to learn more about the organization should take a look at the documentary that PBS has produced about their work at
Frances Rosemeyer, a spokesperson for Canine Assistants, stated “When our Founder and Executive Director Jennifer Arnold was 16, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Having spent two years of her life in a wheelchair, she knows what it’s like to need help but not know where to turn. In 1991, Jennifer and her mother started Canine Assistants to help others with disabilities. Today, they have built an organization where 95% of all donations go directly into training and placement of service and seizure response dogs for special needs children and adults throughout the country.
As Rosemeyer continues, “Our service dogs perform basic but much needed tasks like turning lights on and off, opening and closing doors, pulling wheelchairs, retrieving dropped objects, summoning help, and providing secure companionship. These functions not only provide greater freedom for a person, but the dogs help eliminate feelings of fear, isolation, and loneliness felt by their companions. They are also trained to help respond to seizure emergencies.”
Rosemeyer goes on to say, “We have both national and local volunteer programs. Our National Volunteer Program, Noah’s Team, is designed to raise awareness and educate children and adults, on a national level, about service dogs and the amazing ways in which they assist people who have physical disabilities, seizures or other special needs. Our local volunteers in Atlanta play a vital role in our day-to-day operations at Canine Assistants, performing tasks like grooming, cleaning, going on instructional outings, and helping us with special events. We are currently seeking local volunteers to help us run this organization and to continue serving the wonderful people in Atlanta and around the country.”
“In addition to volunteers, we are also seeking donations. These donations can be in the form of monetary contributions, like those we get from people across the country as well as corporate sponsors like UCB, Delta, and Milk Bone. However, they can also be in the form of products and services. Recently there was an insect infected tree on our property that was removed as a donation from the 72 Tree Company. Thus, in addition to volunteers’ time and financial donations, there are various products and services that can be donated to support our cause.”
“We appreciate all the help that people have provided for us both locally and nationally over the last 25 years. We look forward to working together with people in Atlanta and around the nation in continuing to help those in need.”
About Canine Assistants:
Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization which trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. Founded in 1991 by Jennifer Arnold, their mission is to help as many people as possible with the power of unconditional love and acceptance that comes from canine friends. 95% of all donations to Canine Assistants go directly into training and placement of service and seizure response dogs for special needs children and adults throughout the country.
Isn’t it interesting how everyone has diverse expectations within life? Folks start off out in a similar fashion, yet by the time they’ve attained adulthood, they’ve already gone from being men and women with equivalent life experiences and viewpoints on the planet to being as different from one another as day and night. One spot where by this is observed even more than any additional place is with the associations that individuals tend to build together with each other, particularly in late secondary school, higher education, and also graduate school. These kinds of relationships range from folks who are as old-fashioned as their moms and dads and wish just to get married and no doubt stay happily ever after, to those that are super informal, and require nothing more than to obtain mutual friends with benefits rules such individuals are able to live with.
The most typical form of connection noticed currently, however, is still that a guy plus a lady will be dating the other person. Usually, this can be the form of connection that happens to begin flippantly and might or even may not come to be more. Should you ask a guy following the happy couple first meets to pinpoint where the relationship will finally be in the end, he will most likely not be prepared to inform you. Ask him inside 6 months, and he might have an inkling. Ask him in a year and it is feasible that he could be too active to reply because he happens to be out trying to find a suitable engagement ring. Should this be the truth, it is no doubt safe to imagine that he is actually smitten, plus she probably is, at the same time.
Other connections will include a good number of interactions that really are not relationships. Maybe a much better way to say that is to claim that they’re just relationships that in no way became anything, for example one night stands, or even connections that actually soured, including may be the case when a couple splits up. Of course, the final word romantic relationship break happens when a couple has been wedded for a long time, but then chooses to walk away. This is particularly unhappy when you’ll find children associated. When a pair has a child together, if they are actually wed you aren’t, they’ll continually continue to have something which ties these folks together, when they decide to recognize it, or not.
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Then, you are going to need to get out there and obtain just what you want. This may seem simple enough, but it isn’t always. You are going to need to keep your lists of precisely what you want plus precisely what you do not want at the back of your thinking so you will not put up with somebody that isn’t going to be an excellent match in your case. You are going to likely date quite a few folks before you discover the right one, and that is okay. You just need to take the time after a partnership comes to an end to consider the relationship as well as why it was over. In lieu of continuing to date exactly the same form of individual, you are going to want to learn from your errors and stop yourself from making the same error in judgement again and again.
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