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At any given moment, we are all bombarded with outside influences, from subliminal messages in marketing and advertising to bias from family, friends, and colleagues. Without a clear picture of who you really are, and a firm grasp on your important intangible values, you may easily find yourself making decisions that don’t align with your authentic self.
Your thought processes directly affect how you view the world and how you create your existence in relation to it. One area where this truth becomes keenly self-evident lies in work-life balance. Our ability to create such a balance heavily depends on first identifying what that balance would look like, and then thinking through each step to find it. Understandably, no one-size-fits-all approach exists to achieve a balance between your life and your work. If you are fortunate, your work becomes a natural, organic part of your ideal life, requiring minimal effort to balance. For many, however, finding a compromise between the work you do to support yourself and the life that makes it all worthwhile can be a challenge.
Today’s businesses face an increasingly competitive and challenging global landscape. Their success depends on working with the brightest and most creative minds to envision, develop, and market their product or service – but not all workplaces manage to create a business culture that fosters creativity.
Wearable technology is a rapidly expanding industry that is increasingly focused on improving the lives of seniors across the globe. Wearables can provide ways to increase safety, encourage active living, and improve senior health care – from alerting users to an issue with their heart or respiratory rate to delivering medication reminders and sharing vital information with their health care professionals. If you or your parent are looking for ways to better manage their health at home or on the go, wearable technology could be the answer.
As your parents’ age, you may find it challenging to keep family traditions alive. But there are many reasons to maintain old traditions as well as creating new ones. Traditions are more than just what you do during a specific holiday. The most valued family traditions often include many smaller events throughout each year. When we recognize their importance, they make your loved one’s lives hold extra meaning as they grow older.
Living with a spouse with memory loss can be part of the process of aging together, and knowing how to effectively cope with the changes it brings to both of your lives can be the key to continuing to live a rich, fulfilling life. For most couples, memory loss can be managed successfully without interfering with health or happiness, and your relationship can be made even stronger. What Causes Memory Loss? Memory loss can most commonly be caused either by the gradual effects of aging or by a medical condition. Learning the difference can help you determine if a diagnosis should be sought for your spouse and if medication is required.
Holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and special events – these should all be a time of joy and celebration for the entire family. And as our loved ones age, we need to encourage our traditions to adapt and evolve. By doing so, our focus shifts to ensuring mom and dad enjoy the occasion without the stress, pressure, or loneliness of having to do things exactly the same as before.
f you are responsible for caring for a parent or other loved one, knowing where to find resources and support can be vital in managing both their care and your own. Fortunately, there are many different ways to get the support you need, and resources are available in the physical world, online, and through apps designed to make your day to day life easier and more fulfilling. Online Support and Caregiver Resources The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: A good starting point when looking for resources as a caregiver is the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They list websites, physical centers, and other sources of support services, and can help you find information and help to deal with Medicare, Veteran’s Affairs, pensions, insurance, and more.
Jeannie started feeling under the weather late last month on her way home from work; but like most of us she ‘pushed through’ the fatigue and aches. “I thought I was just a little run down,” she admitted, “but man, was I wrong!” In little less than a day, Jeannie realized this was going to take more “than a long bath and an early night” to get back into the swing of things. “I don’t have time to be sick,” she said, “and I don’t know many people who do.”
We all know that the foods our kids eat can have a dramatic impact on their health. But did you know that dietary choices can affect their ability – or inability – to learn? Foods high in caffeine, sugar, sodium, and other chemicals can leave young learners tired and unable to focus, sick, or incapable of sitting still. These food effects not only impact their grades but their overall behavior and mood as well. That’s why programs like the Power of Produce (POP Club) at Nourish Knoxville is making such a difference in the community.
Children watch us all the time, even when we don’t think they are. And even more than watching, they’re studying us; they’re learning how to navigate life. We are teaching them ‘how to adult’ from their earliest moments. And long before they consciously decide on an action, they copy us, picking up on subtle cues from how we walk and talk, to how we live.
For many people, a job is just a paycheck; it’s what keeps them moving from one month to the next. Distanced from the impact of their work, individuals caught in such a scenario often experience higher stress levels and reduced productivity. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. By infusing everyday tasks with purpose, you not only find outlets for your creativity, but you can also enhance your workplace performance.
People often ask me the best ways to improve lead generation, and regardless of their industry, I find myself repeating the same thing: consistently tell compelling stories that provide real value to your readers. In other words, I tell them content marketing is a powerful tool to get more leads.
Whether huddled around a campfire, listening to ghost stories that chill us, or drifting off to sleep while imagining the look on Goldilocks’ face when she tastes that “just right” porridge, many of our earliest childhood memories center around storytelling.
Having a clearly-defined thought leadership strategy is one of the most effective things you can do to help grow your audience and build your brand in 2019. Too often, businesses overlook the vital role thought leadership plays in developing valuable relationships with your ideal audience. But the good news is it’s never too late to set yourself up for success.
When it comes to building authority, it feels like every time you turn around someone is claiming to be an expert. That can make it tough to stand out as a real go-to resource. So how do you set your brand apart from the competition and establish your reputation as an industry leader? By using compelling content!
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Rent is often the single biggest chunk of a monthly budget. Having a roof over your head is money well spent — but handing over hundreds (or thousands) of dollars every month hurts. While paying rent is a necessary evil, the good news is you can reduce how much you have to pay by $100 (or more) with a little creativity. That’s more than a thousand dollars every year to put toward student loan repayment, getting rid of consumer debt or fattening your emergency account.
With cryptocurrency success stories of profitable Bitcoin transactions creating overnight millionaires, you’ve probably imagined yourself setting up a rig and mining. What better way to earn passive income than to have your desktop computer solve a few mathematical problems and pop out new Bitcoins? While this might have been the situation in the beginning, with nearly 80% of the world’s total number of Bitcoins already mined, you might be wondering--is mining cryptocurrency still profitable?
Japan’s national sport, Sumo, is a traditional style of wrestling with roots reaching back to Shinto festivals during the Edō period (1603-1868). Wrestlers would perform at shrines during these celebrations to entertain and honour the Shinto gods and goddesses (kami) with the hope their actions would encourage a bountiful harvest. But Japan's love of the sport can be traced back even further: traditional Japanese folklore tells us centuries-old tales of how the gods themselves would wrestle one another. While you can still catch a glimpse of sumo during certain Shinto festivals, the best way to see all the sumo action is at one of the six Grand Sumo Tournaments, called ‘bashos’, held at multiple locations throughout Japan each year.
Everything I Ever Needed To Know About Business I Learned From Steve Jobs Okay, not everything. But Steve Jobs did teach me a few things about what to do, and what not to do. The technology poet inspired, but he also aspired and strived to achieve, like every other dreamer.
When I first started freelance writing, I thought all I needed to do was write a couple of blog posts, and the customers would start rolling in. But despite sending out a few hundred emails, that didn’t happen. And the more time I devoted to digital marketing and becoming the best SEO strategist I could be, the less time I had to grow my freelance business. But with a little trial and error, I discovered ten killer ways to get new clients. And when I occasionally hit a dry patch, these simple steps always get things moving again.
Many content writers can write copy. Many copywriters can turn out great content. Both content writers and copywriters write words for clients. But although the job titles are often substituted for one another, the two terms are not interchangeable.
Instagram is arguably one of the most reliable social media platforms when it comes to creating brand awareness for your businesses. With the average user checking their feed more than 30 times each day, and with more than 600 million active users, the potential to grow your audience on Instagram is limitless. This short guide will show you how you can build your audience with ease.
A testimonial are an ideal way to boost customer confidence! It’s one thing for you to tell a potential customer how wonderful you are, but it’s another thing entirely when someone without ‘skin in the game’ gives you a recommendation. WHAT IS A THIRD-PARTY REVIEW? In its simplest form, a third-party review is an unbiased testimonial about your service or work that you’ve performed.
Do you feel that content marketing for your business is a waste of money? You aren’t alone. It’s so easy to understand why you probably feel that way. Sometimes, marketing can feel like a whole lot of nothing; fluff. Especially content marketing, right? I hear you. It’s tough to believe someone when they say a blog is the key to a successful business.
Communication is the lifeblood of every business; keeping in constant touch with your customers is vital. But gone are the days when your customers were strictly the people in your neighborhood. Now that you have clients from all over Victoria, BC, and around the globe, communication has never been more of a challenge, or more important. Did you know that email marketing is an ideal way to keep in touch with your clients? In this article, we’ll look at 5 Great reasons to send email newsletters.
Go to your favourite licensed producer (LP) website, or your local dispensary and you’ll see the terms ‘indica’ and ‘sativa’ everywhere. Generally, indica plants are short and bushy and believed to have relaxing, bodily effects, while taller sativa plants are thought to be energizing and cerebral. But ask a scientist well-versed in cannabis, and you may hear a different story. “We would all prefer simple nostrums to explain complex systems,” says neurologist and and International Cannabinoid Research Society president emeritus Ethan Russo, “but this is futile and even potentially dangerous in the context of a psychoactive drug such as cannabis.” If leading cannabis experts think the terms are problematic, how did we get to them in the first place, and what’s so wrong with them?
Liz described our interviews as "One of her favorites!" | Liz Smith is 91 years old but still writes daily for several papers including the The Huffington Post. She describes herself as the “2000 year old columnist” and she’s been dishing on Hollywood’s famous and infamous for over sixty years writing for such papers as The New York Daily News, Newsday and The New York Post. If it happened in Hollywood, then Liz Smith has been privy to it.
I talk to Tony-nominated actress during a 'great interview' | On January 14th, 2013 Holland Taylor celebrated her 70th birthday. Eight weeks later, her self-penned two-act play, ‘Ann” about the legendary Governor of Texas, Ann Richards opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre in New York City’s famed Lincoln Centre. It was the culmination of an intense, six-year, all-consuming effort.
Freedom Chevalier brings alive the figure of Ann Richards, politician and feminist icon, whose warmth and words still inspire today. In 1991 Ann Richards became the governor of Texas, only the second female ever to take this position in 150 years
When I first heard the news about Joan Rivers, my thought was this can’t be really happening. She was like your favourite aunt, someone you expected to always be there, offering sound, sage and sometimes completely outrageous counsel. She can’t be gone. No one else does what she does. No one. The only time I am truly happy, is when I’m on stage. I am a performer. That’s what I am. That’s it.
crossed paths with the redoubtable Elaine Stritch several times over the decades, each time more memorable and poignant than the last. She had that certain “je ne sais quoi” quality about her. You wanted to be near her because she made the moment more intense, more vibrant and alive; and perhaps every so slightly off kilter. I was supposed to interview her. Sit across from her, face to face, and ask her questions. In the end, I wonder if I would have been able to do so. Make no mistake, she terrified me; only because I feared falling short of her standards. By the time I moved to the Detroit area, life had other plans. “Elaine had,” as Bernadette Peters said yesterday, “on her terms, had left the building.”
When I first started to write “Pundit” I had little idea about writing a novel. I had written plays previously and was somewhat familiar with the method of telling a big story (as opposed to a concise 5000-word short story), but I really had no clue what I was doing. I found out the hard way. I spent countless hours tucked away in the back corner of my flat, desk facing the wall (I had read Stephen King’s On Writing, after all) and carefully crafted what I considered exquisite scenes and stunning turns of phrases that would no doubt land me a Booker Prize nomination. It wasn’t arrogance so much as a faith. I believed in my story, fell in love with K, Lisse and all the characters in the world unfolding on the pages before me, and knew others would as well.
Christmas Day in Tokyo is not what you might expect. Businesses remain open. Families don’t come together from near and far to overeat, watch sports, or play newly unwrapped board games.
With its world-class theatre, live entertainment, dining, and sporting events, Toronto is a global destination, seeing more than 14 million tourists annually. And with the number of parking spaces decreasing almost daily, driving around the Greater Toronto Area is not always an option. Thankfully, transit has you covered. The first thing you learn after spending more than a couple of days in the sprawling metropolis is that Toronto is not really a walkable city. City maps are deceptive. Routes that look easily walkable are, in reality, often several long city blocks apart. Individual neighbourhoods are pedestrian-friendly. But when it comes to exploring the 630 square kilometres that make up the megacity, save your shoe leather and look to subways and streetcars.
Being vegan can mean challenges when it comes to finding really great places to eat. But thankfully, in Toronto, cruelty-free dining is becoming easier as more and more restaurants are upping their vegan game.
Not just the centre for tech creation, Toronto is the country’s hot-bed of tech development and research, seeing new startups cropping up every quarter. And each one hopes to meet with the same successes experienced by these Toronto-based companies.
Spring is full of promise and potential – from torrential rains to hail and thunderstorms. Nearly every year, damage from thunderstorms and hail is in the millions of dollars nationwide, destroying cars, windows, landscaping and too often, homes. And while you can’t predict what Mother Nature will do 100% of the time, you can take steps to ensure she doesn’t do irreparable damage if she’s having a bad day.
If you have plans to go fishing this season, we’ve got you covered! Today, we’ll share with you some of the best spots for northern pike, smallmouth bass, musky, and salmon. And we’ll even let you in on which spots are the best for snagging a trophy catch! It promises to be a thriving year for fishing in Ontario. Which of these top spots will have you casting your line?
But if you are a golfer, or are considering taking up the sport, then you have an extra reason to love Windsor – access to some of the best golf clubs in the country! With a mix of private and public clubs, Windsor’s 29 golf courses range from practice to professional facilities. Here are just three of the best places to Golf in Windsor
Whether you’re in the hunt for whitefish in Lake Simcoe, walleye in French River, or smallmouth bass in Eagle Lake, you want to use the best lures for greatest results. And we’ve put together a list of the top performing lures in use across the province, to help your decision-making process.
Real estate agencies frequently use drones to get stunning, aerial shots of properties they have been enlisted to sell. Drones can play a life-saving role in search and rescue or surveillance maneuvers, and don’t forget recreational activities like drone racing!
Dog bites are a serious issue, regardless of the size of dog involved. Canines of every shape and size have the potential to injure seriously, sometimes fatally. Even the timidest, sweet dog can bite.
Ontario is the first Canadian province to provide free shingles vaccines to seniors, saving each eligible Ontarian approximately $170, while helping them maintain their good health.
Purchasing car insurance is challenging at the best of times, so we’ve put together six tips to help you get the right insurance coverage, at the lowest possible price.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It primarily affects motor function and intentional muscle movement. One out of every 500 Canadians is affected by Parkinson’s, with roughly 6,600 new cases diagnosed annually. And while the exact cause of Parkinson’s remains unknown, there is hope for better treatment.
Every day, three million Canadians live with diabetes. By 2020 that number is expected to grow to 4.2 million, more than 10 percent of the country’s population. What’s worse, an estimated additional one million Canadians have the disease but do not know it.