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Visit Tybee Island for a great family vacation

Visit Tybee Island for a great family vacation

Travel
Tybee Island is a casual vacation spot that offers a wide variety of activities for every member of the family. Less than 30 minutes from Savannah, this Georgia coastal community combines sand and sea with great food and southern hospitality for a relaxing time. There is something for every family member on Tybee. Tybee Museum and Lighthouse Because of its coastal location, Tybee was an important fortification during many of America's wars. Georgia's oldest and tallest shore beacon, the 60 foot high tower base of the Tybee Lighthouse was erected n 1773. The existing 154-foot lighthouse was erected in 1887. Climb the 178 steps to the top and you will be rewarded with an incredible view that makes the climb worth it. Exhibits at the Museum include early life on the Island, do...
How to save money with cookie jar

How to save money with cookie jar

Finance
A lot of people are watching their weight and don't need to eat cookies! So why not take that old cookie jar that's lying around and put it to good use? Take all the spare change that accumulates and drop it in that jar. In fact don't just put spare change in there, gather coins from anywhere and everywhere to go in the stash. Then by the end of the year, count it all out, and invest! The amount that savers will generate can be astounding. How to Save Money with a Cookie Jar First, take all the loose change from wallets, pockets, drawers around the house, and drop in that old cookie jar in the pantry. Then simply watch it grow for the next 12 months. But this is not just a passive activity! Take an active approach to collecting change. At the supermarket, dry cleaner, even the co...
Best Halifax Parks, Nova Scotia, Canada

Best Halifax Parks, Nova Scotia, Canada

Travel
Visit a park in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and explore an island in the harbor mouth, see a tower built by the inventor of standard time, or catch a concert in the center of the city. From dog parks to family parks, the outdoor spaces in Halifax provide opportunities for sightseeing, day trips, and history lessons. Best Halifax Parks – Point Pleasant, Public Gardens, Citadel Hill Close to the downtown core, find excellent parks with lush flower gardens, walking trails, historical structures, and monuments. Halifax’s must-visit parks are all well-known: Point Pleasant Park: This 185-acre Halifax park tops the list as the city’s best public green space. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean delivers excellent views, while visitors can revisit the city’s military history by touring the m...
Tips to follow while selling house quickly

Tips to follow while selling house quickly

Home & Garden
When a house is for sale the home-owner becomes a property-seller. Yet, most of the decisions are linked to a personal connection to the home; this can have a negative influence on judgment. A few tips will help the seller focus on his goal which is the sale of a property. If anxiety lurks, rights and obligations can be checked in the real estate section of the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association or equivalent institutions in the country of sale. The Realtor and the Sale Commission Agreement The seller must understand that the sale of a house is a business partnership with the listing agent. Therefore, paying a commission does not put the burden on the agent alone. The responsibility of the seller is to offer a product that will appeal to buyers. The agen...
Managing employees during tough economic times

Managing employees during tough economic times

Business
Managing a group of employees during good economic times can have its ups and downs. But what about supervising a group of workers during layoffs, downsizing, and furloughs? The negative effect on worker morale and productivity can be overwhelming. The following toolbox can help managers stay positive and keep employees motivated. Honest and Frequent Communication Keep employees notified of global economic impacts for the organization. Set regular meetings with employees to answer questions and keep everyone informed. Dena Uding of the California Department of Water Resources says open communication is key. When potentially bad news is about to break, Dena says sharing the known and unknown facts with staff first helps keep rumors from spreading. Being honest with employees al...
Evolution of South African music: The 1980’s

Evolution of South African music: The 1980’s

Music
The 1980's saw a significant growth in the ever evolving South African music scene with an array of new artists and bands flourishing like never before. Bubblegum Music An unadulterated style of South African pop music, Bubblegum was uniquely based on vocals with overlapping call-and-response lyrics combined with the use of electronic keyboards and synthesizers. The first major bubblegum star was Dan Tshanda of the band Splash, followed closely in popularity by Chicco Twala whose claim to fame was his politically oriented lyrics and a collaboration with the famed Mzwakhe Mbuli. During the late 1980’s Yvonne Chaka Chaka rose to stardom with her 1984 hit ‘I’m in Love With a DJ’ being the first major bubblegum hit. Her popularity continued well into the 1990’s with her first n...