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Want An Effortless Education? Travel Often

Want An Effortless Education? Travel Often

Whether you are an adventurous traveler who scales mountains and hikes through jungles or you are a lover of creature comforts who lives for five star hotels, travel will teach you some of life's great lessons. It does not matter if you were born a beach bum or are an art enthusiast travel will enrich your life.

Whether you prefer traveling in groups or going it alone, if you are a planner or spontaneous your life will benefit by traveling away from what you know. You do not have to go far, you may or may not cross oceans, take a plane, train or car the important thing is that you explore the world outside of your community.

What will you discover?

Look at the familiar through new eyes: Travel to a place you know well with someone who has never been there before. On a trip to Pittsburgh, where I grew up, my niece and her boyfriend showed me a city full of unique and charming old neighborhoods, museums dedicated to things such as ketchup, Andy Warhol and the birth of the labor movement. I also saw that the view of the three rivers from Mount Washington is as beautiful as any large city vista.

We are small: Walk through the redwood forests in California or hike through Rocky Mountain National Park and you will discover just how small we are.

There are more similarities than differences: Stand on the shore in Nova Scotia, Canada and then the coast of Brittany in France you will notice the similarities in the landscape and the people even though these two places are separated by an ocean.

You can be someone else: I have had people think I was Dutch in Lucca, Italy and Quito Ecuador, French in Venice and German in Rome. In fact the only place people absolutely know that I am American is in Canada. It is fun to play along and see where it takes you.

Food can be part of your adventure: You will find that pretty food is not always good and ugly food is not always bad. It is not the wine that is important it is the new and old friends that you share it with that is important.

You can be happier if you strike out on your own: If you are traveling with a group you do not need to do everything your companions do. Some people have an amazing capacity for art museums, others prefer churches and still others can walk without a break. After spending a week in France looking at buildings designed by the architect Corbusier, I finally rented a car and went to San Tropez. Everyone was happier after that.

Rain is beautiful too: The sun does not have to shine to make a place beautiful; standing in the rain in a rain forest is as beautiful as sitting in the sun in Portofino.

Beauty is all around you, just look and see: Treat yourself to the colors …

Technology And Child Education

Technology And Child Education

Techno-Toddlers

When I was a child, I was very up-to-date on the latest technology. I watched Sesame Street, followed by Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. My home received all the channels available – three local channels, and two PBS stations. I surfed the available programming by going over to the television, taking the pliers off the top of the TV, gripping the pin and twisting (the plastic dial had broken off years before my birth). Telephone calls could have made on our large, black rotary phone. During fifth grade, I played Pong and thought I was really onto something. We got an Atari 400, and I experienced my first educational programming: Lemonade Stand, while was a very early version of Roller Coaster Tycoon. Nowadays, a four-year-old could probably program that game while watching the latest episode of Dora the Explorer and surfing the Internet for accompanying website games to develop his map skills.

Technology can be both helpful and harmful for your children. Let's look at some of the pros and cons of using technology with your kids:

Stimulation and Learning Toys

Computer games and toys that simulate computers can be very helpful for learning. Repetitive games that teach letters, numbers and reading can be great, and the graphics and music accompaning basic facts can help kids learn.

Be careful, however, not to let your child become over-stimulated by video-type toys. Reading books with each other is another great way to develop reading readiness, and playing with puzzles or basic toys is also good. You do not want your child to depend on flashing lights and buzzers in order to learn new skills.

Health Risks

Video and computer games have been linked to vision injury in children, as well as carpal tunnel syndrome. In addition, addiction to these games is a very real consensus. It is extremely important to set time limits on gaming. While your child may develop some killer small motor skills, he could have ruining the nerves in his hands at the same time. Keep an eye on him (and his fingers).

Predators on the Net

The Internet is a remarkable learning tool. Work together with your child to research anything of interest. Most children's programming also has websites with games and activities. There are also interactive sites where children build houses, care for pets, or submit writing.

Close parental supervision is of utmost importance when children are surfing the web. Chat rooms on kids' sites are often prowled by child predators. If your child has an email address, monitor it carefully for spam and sexual content. Kids are naturally curious, but can get into a lot of grown-up trouble quickly if left to their own devices online.

Cell Phones

My daughter came home from fourth grade yesterday, begging for a cell phone. Since her teenage brothers both have phones, I assumed she just wanted to act older than her age. Not the case at all – over half her class has cell phones. The kids are talking, and …

Is an Affiliate Marketing Career Choice a Sensible Choice?

Is an Affiliate Marketing Career Choice a Sensible Choice?

The affiliate marketing programs are as good as a phoenix that burns itself and then comes up with innovative ideas and schemes that are a result of fresh and young ideas that are time to time infused in this business. The employment reports show that the people are quite dissatisfied with their jobs due to its growing demands and they are looking for more and more ways of maintaining themselves by operating from home. In this way they are in apposition to deliver good performance and at the same time they do not feel the duress of work literally teasing them apart.

Affiliate marketing basically deals with the selling of service or products on behalf of a merchant and receiving a commission based on that. There are various ways of having this done. One can simply establish websites suggesting about the product, make blogs and send links or write article over the website. But all this requires the power of internet to do so. Without the internet this would have not been possible really.

The innovative affiliate programs that have cropped up consist of blogging espionage, Socrates work press and also the cash code. The common point between all of them is that they have been established by veterans' long time back in these fields that have been immensely successful with their work.

A little modification in these programs has led to good amount of income in this field. Many people also believe that these programs are suitable for only the people who have made them and not for others. But this is just not true; many other people manage to make a very good living out of programs that have been designed by others. They are rewarded as well for the amount of effort that they put in here.

But depending upon how the programs are eliminated and managed and by what, we can actually call it good or bad. You have to find out the trends that led to the success of any particular program and the steps that should have been avoided to prevent a failure. If you do this then you will certainly have a good idea about this.

You can not define the program and have them framed at one cut, which is not possible. There are individual characteristics that give the shape to a program. You need to choose the right type of affiliate programs to ensure success.

The best thing would be to stick to the same product. During affiliate marketing it is not a good idea to switch over to different products from time to time. It's good to switch to different brands of the same commodity as this will lead to a good learning experience. Affiliate marketing is free and there is no harm if you want to wet your feet into this, it will be profitable.

So get started with your work as soon as possible and try to establish yourself as a good affiliate marketer. …

How Far Has Science Come in Understanding the Causes of Prostate Cancer?

How Far Has Science Come in Understanding the Causes of Prostate Cancer?

The study of prostate cancer has come a long way since its identification in 1853. Information concerning diagnostic methods, treatment options and even the pathophysiological characteristics of this condition has been provided in useful details by researchers, but the specific causes of prostate cancer remain unknown up to this day.

The causes of prostate cancer, or any other type of cancer for that matter, have remained a mystery to those who are studying the disease. Despite being able to explain the process by which cancer of the prostate develops, the exact reasons behind the condition's occurrence remains a challenge to cancer researchers.

Cancer of the prostate is a condition that affects only men. The prostate gland, which is part of the male reproductive system, helps make and store seminal fluid. It surrounds part of the urethra and is located under the urinary bladder and in front of the rectum. Its position allows it to influence the processes of urination, ejaculation and defecation.

Although the causes of cancer of the prostate have yet to be fully understood, scientists were able to identify some of the factors associated with the risk of developing this condition. A man's chances of developing prostate cancer are affected by his age, genes, race, diet, lifestyle and the medications that he is taking. Cancer of the prostate is quite uncommon in men aged below 45. However, the chances of developing prostate cancer increase as a man ages. Based on statistics collected on prostate cancer patients, 70 is the average age of diagnosis.

Prostate cancer is a slow developing condition. Some men who have it never even knew that they had the condition and they could die of other causes before their cancer manifests itself. But a man who has a first degree relative, like a brother or a father, who has been diagnosed with this condition is believable to have a higher chance of developing prostate cancer, particularly if the relative was diagnosed at an early age.

Among the races, African Americans have been known to account for the highest percentage of diagnosed cases of prostate cancer. Asians, on the other hand, recorded the least number of diagnosed cases. Researchers speculate that this might be due to the difference between the diet and lifestyle of Western and Asian men. Westerners usually take in more red meat while Asians are more likely to eat vegetables and fruits. Men who have higher levels of the short chain fatty acid linolenic acid have also been found to have higher rates of cancer in the prostate. Other dietary factors that have been implicated in the development of prostate cancer include low intake of elements such as vitamin E, lycopene, omega-3 fatty acids and selenium.

In terms of genetics, no single gene has yet to be proved to be responsible for the development of prostate cancer, although BRCA1 and BRCA2, both risk factors for ovarian cancer and breast cancer in women, have been implicated.

Although the causes of prostate cancer have not …

College Football Predictions – South Florida Bulls Vs Cincinnati Bearcats

College Football Predictions – South Florida Bulls Vs Cincinnati Bearcats

We look to Cincinnati, Ohio Friday night as the South Florida Bulls travel north to take on Big East foe Cincinnati Bearcats. Cincinnati owns a 5-2 edge in the all-time series with USF and the Bearcats have won the past four meetings, including a 34-17 decision last season.

The South Florida Bulls have struggled mightily on offense all year. Quarterback B.J. Daniels has thrown 10 interceptions and turnovers have haunted this team in a big way. The Bulls average just 157 yards through the air each game, which puts them 107th in the nation in passing offense. South Florida has one of the worst offenses in the Big East.

The Cincinnati offense was slow to start but has really found a groove lately. QB Zach Collaros has thrown 17 TD’s to 3 INT’s. The Bearcats are averaging 30 points per game on the year. This is a balanced offense that is extremely dangerous.

South Florida relies heavily on defense. The Bulls are ranked in the top 20 defenses in the country in almost every single important statistic. They are giving up just 16.7 points per game so far this season. The Bearcats defense has been weak against the pass this year, but they have been stellar against the run. Cincinnati does a solid job keeping their opponent out of the end zone and minimizing the damage.

Cincinnati opened as 8 point home favorites in this match up. The line has been steady so far, with most books now showing the Bearcats as 7.5-point favorites. The posted total opened at 46 points. The public is betting heavily on the “over,” which has pushed the total up to 47.5 or 48, depending on the book.

Cincinnati has owned South Florida over the last few years. They have won four straight overall, and they are 6-0 ATS in their last six meetings with the Bulls. South Florida is just 1-4 ATS in their last five road games. Cincinnati is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The ‘under’ is 4-0 in South Florida’s last four games.

The Bearcats are facing a tough defense this week but Collaros has enough weapons to score points. Cincinnati should be able to control both sides of the ball and prevail in this Big East match up.…

Would You Like to Return to Your College Weight? With Organic and Safe Supplements

Would You Like to Return to Your College Weight? With Organic and Safe Supplements

Are you frustrated with your weight loss program?

Most people are frustrated with their efforts to lose weight because what happens with the best plans to lose weight is that it is not sustainable. The reason it is not sustainable is because of the progress is slow and their bad eating habits are hard to break. Most people have unhealthy eating habit for most of their lives. These poor habits go back to our early childhood life style. The way that our family ate breakfast, lunch and dinner was fine for an agricultural age. People did a lot more physically to burn the amount of calories that they took in. In modern society, most people are sitting all day long and the food products of today is not as healthy as it was back in the industrial revolution.

In order for you to lose your unwanted weight, you are going to have to eat a healthier diet which means staying away from fried and processed foods. Also, you have to reduce the amount of food that you eat on a daily basis. You have to also avoid snacking after dinner, which is the worst time to eat. If you don’t have any discipline, nothing is going to change and you will continue to gain weight and put yourself at risk of dying at an early age because of one of the diseases relate to poor diet. Most people in this country are way over weight and they are playing with fire because when they approach the age of 50 and 60 in bad shape they will encounter all kinds of irreversible health problems.

Is routine daily exercise necessary?

Physical activity is 20% of the weight loss program. You have to try to burn more calories that you are taking in order to lose weight because if you eat and sit on the couch and watch TV every night you are just going gain more weight every day of your life. Any level of physical activity will help and making excuses will not help. There is some physical exercise that you can do if you stop making excuses. If you have some physical issues, talk to your physician.

Do you know how to set realistic goals to achieve your weight loss?

Goal setting is essential in your plan to lose weight and live a healthier life. To succeed in anything in life, you have to set goals in order to make your dreams come through. In order for you to achieve your goals, you have to verbalize it and put it down on paper. You should strategically place these goals where you can see them daily to engrain it in your subconscious. It will always work better if you set your goals in conjunction with another individual. Coaching and mentorship is very helpful if you can work with a coach/mentor to help you achieve your goals.

Can vitamins and supplements help you with your battle of the bulges?

Yes, I am …

Commercial Real Estate, A Career – How Do You Get Into It?

Commercial Real Estate, A Career – How Do You Get Into It?

1. WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO YOU GET INTO IT?

Several years ago, I was attending a Society of Industrial Realtors Annual Spring Conference in Maui. My wife had accompanied me on the trip so that we could also do a lot of sightseeing. Colliers International, a 241 office worldwide firm, sponsored its own company cocktail party the night before the Conference officially began and my wife and I attended the party.

A short while into introductions, a fellow came in from the golf course and he sat down at our table. Andrew Friedlander introduced himself an we discussed our home in Philadelphia, his original home in Brooklyn and his new home in Honolulu. As to how he ended up in Hawaii, Andrew told us that on R & R during his tours in the Army in Vietnam, he decided to take a break in Hawaii after he was finished his last duty tour. He rented an apartment, waited tables, washed cars, etc. to have some extra cash. He said that he paid his apartment rent to an older man who came around once a month and he finally asked the man whether that was his business. Andrew said that he never thought about property management as a business, but the more he spoke to the man the more that he realized how diverse a business commercial real estate could be, particularly in Hawaii. The rental agent began to show Andrew the basics of the business and Andrew decided not to return to Brooklyn.

Forty years later, Andrew is the manager of approximately six Colliers International offices in Hawaii with over 40 brokers and salespeople as his responsibility. Aside from selling and leasing commercial real estate and traditional brokerage transactions through the islands, Andrew's team is involved in all of the other aspects of commercial and industrial real estate.

As one concierge person told my wife and I while we were touring there, "Yes, it is a great place, now where would you ever think of moving to once you are here."

In the past year, a young Army Captain and friend called me from Hawaii. He and his wife were taking in some R & R after his last duty tour and he called to ask me for some advice on commercial real estate firms. I gave him Andrews phone number after I checked with Andrew on his availability. Andrew treated my friend to lunch and introduced him to Colliers' business in the islands. As it turned out, my friend and his wife decided later to relocate to Florida to be closer to their parents. Our Colliers office in Ft. Lauderdale was anxious to interview him and did so. He found a better fit for a concentration in office brokerage with another firm, but I think that it is clear that opportunities do exist with major firms for someone who has an interest, who can demonstrate that they are self motivated and whose commportment (manners, speech, personal grooming, …

Traders International – A Day Trading Education

Traders International – A Day Trading Education

When it comes to dealing in stocks and investments, absolutely nothing beats insightful experience. That is the reason why fund managers and investing gurus become more highly regarded as time passes. Celebrated investors like Warren Buffett see signals that no others see because experience has taught them to look for them until it became second nature. For soon to be traders, though, this does not sound very encouraging. It may look like that one needs to take his / her lumps before having a shot at making a revenue. Yet that does not need to be the case concerning those at Traders International. Started by Afshin Taghechian, Traders International has incorporated understanding and experience of its founder and senior staff in more than a decade of trading readily available for all its members. By doing this, the learning curve for new traders becomes less daunting.

Traders International is the present outward exhibition of its founder's passion for buying and selling and his vision to open its doors to everyone. It began in an effort to aid his colleagues and friends in their own personal trading activities and has now expanded into a worldwide force in trading. It happens to be currently among the quickest expanding trading educational training readily available, with its standing growing through its exceptionally recognized Traders International Market Experts System. Enjoying the simplicity of accessibility that online trading offers, Traders International implements its tutorials and support activities in real time over the internet. So no matter where you are, the company and its entire selection of assistance products and services will there be for you.

Traders International often conducts live workshops over the web to demonstrate to traders how to use their technique and profit from it. Once you understand it on your own, they also supply continuing assistance with improvements and live trading coaching from their skilled market experts. The experience they supply for their members is unlike any other. …

The Science of Process Mapping

The Science of Process Mapping

You may have heard that process mapping is the same thing as flow charts. While they are similar, there are specific differences. However, many people still use the terms process mapping, flow charts and process charts interchangeably. It is an old technique that is really easy and simple to use in order to streamline your work. You will need experienced and professional facilitators to help you with process mapping.

Process mapping can help you with anything in your life, but most people use it in their businesses to help keep all of their projects running smoothly and on track. A process map will help you visually see how you will get from point A to point B. It will show you the most productive way to get to your planned goal in the least amount of time. It is a great technique for businesses of any size and their employees.

As long as you have an experienced and professional facilitator doing the process mapping for you the results will be astounding. You will notice the difference between your current system and process mapping immediately. Everyone will benefit from it, and no one needs to be trained before utilizing this technique from an experienced process mapping facilitator.

Process Mapping For Achieving Your Goals –

A process map will first require you to establish what the exact project is. Identifying what your project is exactly will help you in your first step towards better planning and goal achievement. If you are working with a product this first step will be easy, but if you are working with a service you may have a more difficult time identifying your product. This is all right, as doing so will help you in your business for the rest of your business' life.

The process map will show you visibly each step that needs to be taken in order to reach your goal for your product. This will be done in very small increments, as well as larger ones. It is pertinent that you include all of the information you have, even if you think it does not or will not effect your project. This will help you see the larger picture within the small increments of steps you need to take in order to reach your goal.

Be sure that each step, every piece of information, and each small goal will help you reach your large goal. All of your smaller steps should contribute in some way to what you need to have completed.

Process mapping will help you reach your goals faster, easier and without spending any unnecessary time or money. It can help you with a team of employees, as well as with a team of managers or directors. It works with small businesses and large corporations. Saving time and money is probably already a part of your business goals, and adding process mapping will help you do just that. …