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How to work at home and be your own boss

How to work at home and be your own boss

Career
The global economic instability and increasing competition from low-cost countries has created a highly unpredictable job environment. “Job Security” seems to be a relic of the past. Gone are the days when a job brought better financial stability and predictability than a business. If that is the case, where is the advantage of choosing a job over the challenges and uncertainties of entrepreneurship? However, this does not mean that entrepreneurship does not require preparedness. Here are some key suggestions for anyone toying with the idea of quitting a 9-to-5 job and becoming his or her own boss: Work on an Idea Great enterprises are created out of great ideas. It is important to widen the horizons, expand knowledge levels, meet enterprising people, attend business events an...
How to finding jobs in today’s economic crisis

How to finding jobs in today’s economic crisis

Career
There is no doubt that many people today are experiencing some form of economic hardship amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Jobs are lost at an unprecedented rate and the unemployment rate continues to hover more. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate has surpassed a record set in 1982 of 9.7%. Depression and feeling isolated are normal, but may hinder progress in finding a job. Avoiding negative feelings and isolation are keys to finding work. While no one can predict the future, a positive outlook and engagement with people will increase any chance of success. Here are a few ways to find work. Find a Job with an Updated Resume Employers have minimal time to review resumes. A resume needs to highlight the job seekers accomplishments and strengths over time. ...
Dangers of Bisphenol A (BPA) and how to avoid it

Dangers of Bisphenol A (BPA) and how to avoid it

Home & Garden
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used in the making of some types of plastics. It was invented in 1891 by chemists in a laboratory. In the 1940's and 50's BPA began to be a component of many everyday items, such as water coolers, baby bottles, plastic dishes, bicycle helmets, even some tooth fillings. Eventually, BPA use became so wide spread that it can now be found lining almost every canned food in the US. Some cash register receipts even contain BPA. The History and Dangers of BPA In the 1930's scientists realized that BPA had estrogenic properties, and it was actually used as an artificial estrogen medically for a while. So, rumors of potential toxicity should come as a surprise to no one. After all, it was used medicinally before it found its way into everyday items. ...
How to become a good massage therapist

How to become a good massage therapist

Career
According to some therapists, the decision to become a massage therapist comes from a calling deep within and that placing their hands on someone makes them instantly feel better. Indeed, healing through touch is one of the oldest forms of therapy in existence, practiced as far back as the times of Ancient Egypt and by Jesus Christ in the Bible. Many cultures around the world have as part of their traditions a form of healing touch – the Polynesian royalty of Hawaii performed what is now known as kahuna bodywork as a rite of passage and initiation process into adulthood. The Japanese have incorporated the art of Shiatsu as a daily ritual to be shared between family members. But deciding to turn what is a natural inclination amongst humans – that of healing one another through touch,...
How to control aphids in garden without pesticides

How to control aphids in garden without pesticides

Home & Garden
Controlling aphids in the garden, without the use of pesticides or powders and chemical sprays that kill the insect but leave unhealthy chemical residue behind, has gardeners jumping on the "green" bandwagon. What are Aphids Aphids are small pear-shaped insects that come in a variety of colors, with green and black being the most common. Aphids attach themselves to the area of the plant where new growth appears. They reproduce quickly and are voracious feeders. Aphids suck liquid from the plant, dehydrating it and eventually destroying it. Their waste is a sticky shiny residue called honey dew. Ants in the garden are attracted to the honey dew and will actually take aphids as pets. Once they have the aphids securely settled in their ant colony, the ants cut new growth from nea...
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...