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Author: Paul Linus

Vacationing in Ontario’s wilderness with adventurous teenagers

Vacationing in Ontario’s wilderness with adventurous teenagers

Travel
The province of Ontario has numerous vacation spots in amongst the beautiful boreal forest. There are a variety of parks to set-up camp. When choosing a park visit the Parks Ontario website and click the Visiting Park's tab. This website has all sorts of information on the parks including what it will cost to stay and what exciting things there are to do. Exploring the outdoors is great for families that want to connect with their teenagers. Today's world has become extremely fast paced with all that technology has to offer. That is exactly why it is so important to get back to nature. Families can experience camping, fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and white water rafting in Canada's wilderness. Whether booking through government parks or private outfitters a vacation in the g...
Cost management is key to business profitability

Cost management is key to business profitability

Business
An understanding of cost behavior not only helps cost management as such but also supports strategic and tactical decision-making across the entire spectrum of business operations. Projects, processes and regular operations can all benefit from cost management, leading to overall business performance improvement. Cost Analysis for Decision Support Information When cost accounting started during the industrialization era, the emphasis was on finding the direct costs of making a product or providing a service to help in setting prices. Establishment costs such as rent and administrative expenses tended to be ignored and had to be recovered through the high margins in the selling prices. Emphasis then turned to ascertaining the "full" cost of producing something. Complex and labo...
How to increase energy using acupressure points

How to increase energy using acupressure points

Health
Acupressure is a simple, holistic way to treat minor aches and pains using traditional Chinese acupuncture points. Acupressure points are located by feeling a spot on the body with the fingertips. An acupressure point will generate a sense of discomfort when pressed according to J.V. Cerney, author of Acupressure Without Needles. Pressure applied to an acupressure point should be similar to that applied to an eyeball without creating discomfort. A rotary motion using the ball of the thumb or third finger should be applied for approximately seven seconds. Often, it will be necessary to treat more than one pressure point according to J.V. Cerney, author of Acupressure Without Needles. Stimulate or Sedate an Acupressure Point An acupressure point is stimulated by applying light, soft...
Bad science in sci-fi movies

Bad science in sci-fi movies

Movies
The adventures of Captain Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise defined a new level of science fiction fandom in the late sixties. The image of Luke Skywalker blowing up the Death Star forever changed the impact and scope of blockbuster moviemaking. Audiences ate it all up without even batting an eye at the believability of the scientific concepts on display, but the science in such sci-fi favourites is often questionable at best. Sounds in Outer Space The dramatic screeching of TIE fighters swooping across the screen to the strains of John Williams’ Imperial March in The Empire Strikes Back is in an unforgettable part of science fiction history. So are the whooshing sounds of the Enterprise going to warp speed in the Star Trek movies. Now imagine the same images with no so...
Affording college tips for upper middle class

Affording college tips for upper middle class

Career
When researching money for college, most parents start to realize the undeniable truth: money is only given to low income families and the lower middle class. That's about it. The upper class, the wealthy, don't need the financial assistance. So what happens to those people in between? Unfortunately, upper middle class families fall through the cracks, and the result is they are not able to afford college for their children. Providing Income Tax Information for Student College Financial Aid Here is the Catch-22 that the upper middle class is caught in. The parent or parents have saved for college since the child's birth, contributing to 529 accounts or general savings accounts. Even though they saved well, parents could not predict the astronomical rise in cost for a college e...
Business owners need these succession plans

Business owners need these succession plans

Business
For many business owners, family succession planning can be a daunting task. There are a number of variables and individuals to consider in the process. Advisors in different areas of expertise will need to be brought in. Also, what’s the timing for when the plan gets implemented? Again, there is a lot to consider and think about. Here are some valuable suggestions to consider for small business owners, the so-called small and medium enterprises. Not All Children are Entrepreneurial But before the process begins, owners must consider the idea that entrepreneurship does not necessarily pass from one generation to the next. It would be nice to have a child take over the business but that isn’t always the case. In fact according to the SBA, it occurs about thirty percent of the time...