New Year’s Eve should be a time for celebration and whimsy. Sadly however, many of us will lose a friend or relative to an incident that is plaguing America and many other regions. Drunk driving. Now I enjoy partying on New Year’s Eve as much as the next person and trust me when I tell you, I have done my share. But it’s getting scarier and scarier to think about being out on the road on an evening when partaking in alcoholic beverages is not only the norm, but fully expected of you. There are ways to make this celebration with friends and loved ones just a little bit safer so let’s take a look at a few.
If You Must Go Out…
If you absolutely, positively insist on going out here are a few things that you should do to help keep you, your home and those around you safe. You’ve heard it 1 million times – get a designated driver. Try never to go out alone but if you do have least have someone that is going to check in with you every now and then to make sure you are still coherent and know where you are and who you are. Leave lights on at your house so that people think someone is there, that way they are less likely to vandalize your home. (Better yet just stay home.)
Have A Pajama Party
Of course you’re going to need to make sure you have enough room to do this but not everyone needs a bed. Foldout beds, mattresses, couch cushions, chair cushions, sleeping bags and more can be used to make everyone as comfy as possible. If alcohol is a factor at your party it’s probably not going to matter how comfortable they are anyways. This is also something that can actually be enjoyed with entire families, not just the adults. Everyone must turn in their keys when they arrive – that’s the rules. Anyone wanting to go home before the party is over has to agree ahead of time to take a taxi or have a designated driver. Unless of course, they don’t drink.
Have A Wild And Crazy Costume Ball
These costumes can entail anything and everything from the roaring 20s to Halloween-esque, spooky stuff, time period oriented such as during the Roman days, 16th-century England or even Sherlock Holmes era. Speaking of Sherlock Holmes, you may even want to consider having a mystery dinner party as an overnight New Year’s Eve celebration – the awaited solution to the mystery to be revealed in the morning as the cock crows.
You want to throw a New Years costume party to remember, but you don’t want it to be remembered for the wrong reasons. Because of this, and so much more, try to keep your friends and loved ones as close and safe as possible on this very special evening. Make sure to take pictures of everyone’s costume in the morning, if you choose to have the costume party, because they will no doubt be looking somewhat worse for the wear as they gather around the breakfast table for those Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, alka-seltzer and shipwrecked eggs and bagels.
The bigger a company gets, the more internal working parts there are. These parts are all required to keep things flowing smoothly, but with this increase in data comes the likelihood that it’s going to start spilling out across the internet. Without even knowing it, you or one of your employees may end up inadvertently leaking vital company info out into the world, setting you back big time. Here’s a quick rundown on the uses of a virtual private cloud, and why it may just be your best option for exchanging information online.
First, for those not in the know, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page here. A Virtual Private Cloud is an online storage resource that exists inside of a public cloud. What this does is offer true isolation from other users who might be using the same service. Basically, instead of being in the club with everyone else, you’re up in the VIP section. This extra level of security and isolation means you’re not going to have to worry about your information being exposed to anyone you don’t want having access to it, even accidentally.
With all of those cards laid out on the table, why put yourself and your company at risk? Sure, a VPC may end up being more of an investment, but you get what you pay for. If you want to be absolutely certain that no one is going to see your information other than who you want seeing it, you really can’t go wrong with a VPC service. Don’t let the desire to save money in the present end up costing you even more further down the road. Do your research, and you’ll see that there really is no other way to go.
Get It Right Off The Bat
Ultimately, what this all comes down to is that you have to do what’s best for your company. Finances, your bottom line, and the continuation of your company are of course all important considerations, but those are all connected to your ability to transfer information back and forth in a safe and secure fashion. The transfer of information is the bedrock of communication, and the foundation of a stable company. Without that, what have you really got besides a sinking ship? Don’t make the same mistake so many others before you have- invest properly and wisely from the start.
Years from now, none of the minor concerns and expenses you have to deal with will matter. All that you’ll be reflecting on is how grateful you are to have made the right decisions at the right times. Successful company owners will all tell you that bigger investments up front may have made things tough at first, but if they were smart plays, they always ended up paying off in the end.
If you’re thinking about changing your hair color for the season you may want to stop limiting your options to one color. Multi-faceted hair coloring is in. One shade of hair color is old news. Think on these lines: layers of dark woody color accented by copper and gold streaks. Spin hazelnut brown with undertones of honey and a blonde sun streaked look. Now you’re talking hair color! This is what the people that really care about hair and styling are going to be wearing. You may be used to doing your hair yourself but in a case like this a professional hair color and stylist would be a good move.
1. Celebrities Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, Britt Marling and Rosie Huntington Whiteley say if you’re blonde, consider adding some brown.
2. Celebrities Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez and Lily Aldrich say that blondes don’t necessarily have more fun but if you’ve got brown hair don’t hesitate to highlight it with golden lacing.
3. Fiery hot redheads such as Amy Adams, Ilsa Fisher and Jessica Chastain use undertones of soft brown to deepen the red already present.
4. Brunette bombshells like Cindy Crawford and AnnaLynn McCord started out anything but brunette but are certainly glad to be so now. Some even choose to add highlight colors that are usually used for anything but hair such as various shades of blue.
Who Else Is Making A Change?
Celebrities are most often all over the very pulse of the latest fashions be they clothing, hair, makeup or something else. There are a number of female celebrities changing things up a bit where hair color is concerned. Let’s see who’s going where with their hair:
1. Charlize Theron – has gone from blonde to brunette.
2. Beyonce – changed from light with dark highlights to dark with soft light highlights.
3. Drew Barrymore – has enjoyed many shades, colors, styles… you name it. Now she’s auburn. Tomorrow… who knows!
4. Rihanna – has gone from long, curly golden locks to straight, dark and clipped on one side.
Why do some people change hair colors like others change their sheets? Is it style, vanity, necessity, boredom, the need to feel in control or just because they can? The main thing to keep in mind is the brutal, damaging methods that some individuals go through, or more accurately put their hair through, in order to achieve a look. Then another look. Then another look… you get the picture. If you don’t have the right salon or hairdresser you could end up with Britney’s unexpected head buzz. Coloring, the addition and subtraction of extensions, blow drying, curling… all of these can take a considerable toll on your luscious locks. Do yourself, and your hair, a favor and go natural every now and then to give your frock a chance to relax, refresh and revitalize.
You might be thinking, ‘what’s the big deal? I’ll just replace my old door by adding a secure tamper proof door’. Wham bam. Okay, yes there is that but what if a tamper proof door isn’t in the budget this month – or next month. The holidays are once again upon us. Lots of money is going to be flying out of your wallet for the next couple of months, more than likely. And then there’s the shaky economy. Ugh. So what can you do in the meantime?
It Is All About The Door, But…
These are extra steps that you can take to stop the unwanted intruder.
1. I see you!… No door to your home should ever be without a peep hole. Make sure it has a wide angle and a peep hole cover.
2. Reinforce the door frame. Nice long, strong screws securing the frame to the stud.
3. Hinges need tamper proof screws and pins that are non-removable.
4. Strike plates should be reinforced with long screws but even better is a properly installed strike box.
5. Install good quality deadbolt locks.
6. For deadbolt locks, make sure they have cylinder guards.
7. An ‘exit only’ or deadlock will further protect you when you are home.
8. Always use your locks.
For Various Types Of Doors
Sliding doors are beautiful, but can pose a serious threat to the security of your home. By putting a strong stick behind the sliding door, it should rest in the track, you can better stop inappropriate opening of this door. And though very decorative, the door to your home really should not have a window. It’s just one more way for an experienced thief to break in. Check to see which way your door swings. An entry door should swing outward, not inward. Doors made from fiberglass are preferable these days.
Do you have the right door for your house? Never depend on a hollow door to protect your family and belongings. Go with fiberglass, metal (with lock block), a door with a core of wood or a solid wood door.
If you have thinning hair, don’t think of it as the end of the world. You can still get a lot of mileage out of those beautiful strands- the trick is you’ve just got to put a little bit of extra work in. More than you used to, sure, but it’s still manageable. Hair restoration for women is always an option, but until that option comes along, here are a few ways to keep your hair looking just as amazing as ever.
Take Care Of Your Hair
Start out by working towards making your diet better. Mineral deficiency usually causes a loss of hair, so be sure to consume big amounts of foods that contain high amounts of iron, like liver, bran, kidney, and soy dishes. Foods with zinc and protein matter as well. Foods that are high in zinc include egg yolks, several different types of seeds, wheat germ, and shellfish. Be sure to take lots of supplements , along with vitamins. Without healthy amounts of iron and zinc in your diet, your hair is going to suffer. Besides vitamins, you could try taking them both in the form of supplements.
Give Your Hair The Love It Deserves
Sometimes, the right haircut is all you need to call attention away from your thinning hair. A shoulder length haircut with layers angled around your face might be the way to go for you. This length is just about as far as women with thin hair should grow it. Thanks to the design, it still has the appearance of longer hair. Or, you could always go with a short bob cut. By adding layers of different lengths, you give your hair a fuller look. This can even end up giving your hair the look of being fuller, and with more texture. This cut works best for women who need to obscure thinning towards the front or back of the head.
What’s important through this whole process is that you make peace with the state of your hair. You can make the most with what you’ve got, but ultimately, you’ve got to love yourself, and your hair as well. If you can manage that, there’s nothing you can’t take on. So start now- give yourself a good look in the mirror, and then figure out what techniques work best for you.
Everybody is afraid of something. I don’t care how big and bad you say you are. Fear is natural. It can even be a type of warning system that prevents you from doing something foolish, dangerous, deadly, crazy, etc. But when it stops you from living your normal, everyday life it becomes less of a warning system and more of a hindrance. If you have difficulty with the next four steps you would be well advised to find professional assistance. A life coach helps conquer your fear and get your life back on track so that you can master your fears rather than allowing your fears to be master of you.
First of all, how do you know if fear is your master? If you can say yes to these questions, fear may be running your life. The good news is that probably well over 89% of the people around you are feeling the very same things.
?? Do you constantly worry about what someone else is going to do, think or say about what you’re saying, doing, buying, asking, watching, etc.?
? ?Are you leading a somewhat empty life because you are simply afraid of change or the unknown, even though you’d love to shake things up a bit?
So, here are 4 ways ways fear may be running your life:
#4 What Will They Think?
If you are forever afraid of what others will think, figure out why it is you’re afraid. Is it ego? Put your ego in its place – where it belongs.
#3 Don’t Settle!
Are you settling for less than you should be getting, doing or enjoying? Why? Are you afraid you will get hurt, questioned, disappointed or worse? Make your courage the determining factor, not your fear.
#2 Confront It!
If you’re not addressing your fear you can’t get rid of it. You have to identify it and have the courage and strength to face it down.
#1 Turn It Around
Are butterflies in your stomach serving the right purpose? If those butterflies are stopping you from doing something because you’re afraid you need to figure out a way to turn them more toward making you excited than afraid. It’s a little like going on the roller coaster… it’s scary as hell but, wow, was that fun!
Failing to address your fears can mean that the end of your life sneaks up behind you and before you know it you have never truly been happy, spoken your mind, loved, given others a piece of you, or really and truly lived your dreams.
The consequences of a DUI charge are known to most individuals these days. With any luck at all, in many cases, retaining the best DUI attorney that money can buy could help you beat the charge or get off lightly but there is more to what happens after a DUI conviction than meets the eye. With MADD, mothers against drunk driving, and other organizations fighting lax drunk driving laws and convictions it’s hard to shake the reputation that a DUI charge can saddle you with. We have all made mistakes, and that can include driving home from a party after one too many. And as if the drunk driving charge isn’t enough, if you injure or take the life of another human being during the execution of this crime, you and everyone that person leaves behind will have to deal with it for the rest of your lives.
What Happens Post-DUI Offense?
The first few emotions that a convicted DUI offender will experience are going to be depression, resentment and anger. Very obviously, the depression can stem from a number of sources, one being the fact that you may have harmed or killed someone else. Your life is never going to be the same after a DUI offense, whether you kill someone or not. Life is about to change, and probably not for the better – at least not entirely. You may find it necessary to seek professional help in order to beat the depression that will normally follow this type of life-changing occurrence. Resentment and anger enter in because of the way in which you look at your life, your relationships and your happiness. They have all been devastated. You resent the fact that, just because you may have had one too many, you are now a convicted criminal. And here you thought that the law was supposed to be on your side. It is – when you are on the right side.
The Accident’s Over, What Is There To Be Afraid Of?
Plenty. Your family is still depending on your income even though you’ve been convicted of a crime. If you’re not in jail you probably aren’t driving anywhere at the very least, so how are you going to go back and forth to your job? And the impact on your finances doesn’t just stop there. A DUI charge is a very expensive little venture. Oh and did I mention, don’t expect your insurance company to keep you around. You’re a liability now.
Lastly, comes the shame. What do you have to be ashamed about? Only the fact that you’re going to be humiliated in public, you are now labeled a high risk by more than just your insurance company, you’re going to be wasting any number of days in court (which could well end up in the loss of your freedom) and you are now a criminal. Like it or not, a conviction of this magnitude literally brands you in any number of ways.
When it comes to home improvement, or any other activity that draws your attention, kids often want to be involved, and help in any way they can. Sure, this can sometimes be difficult, but if you make your kids a part of the process, you’ll be keeping them involved, and laying down the groundwork for being responsible with their own possessions later in life.
So, let’s take a look at a few easy projects that you can do around the house with them- and don’t forget to find the best online fastener supply company to make sure you have all your needed supplies, before you start your home projects. There is nothing worse than having to stop in the middle of a project and run to your local hardware store. Those short trips can eat into your project time and often you are not able to find what you need in just one stop.
#4 STEPPING STONES
The classics never go out of style- start by making stepping stones. This kids’ project never gets old; it’s gooey, messy, and arty. You’ll make the stones using ready mix concrete or mortar- a 40 pound bag makes three to five stones. While the concrete is still wet, decorate it with beads, tiles, marbles, and polished pebbles. Wait 48 hours until the concrete is dry to remove it from the form.
#3 PLANTING AND DIGGING
Looking to bring in some fresh plants and foliage to your back yard? Then why not plant a shrub that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies? Keep the digging to a minimum- one or two plants should be more than enough. Make a generous hole and have the kids fill it with outdoor potting soil, and put them in charge of watering, as the plant roots in.
#2 BUILDING A GARDEN ARBOR
If you’re looking to step things up a little, consider building a garden gate arbor. It’s easier than it sounds. You’ll find simple design kits at home improvement centers that you and your team can put together in as little as a few hours. Your kids will love carrying the finished arbor to the garden and setting it in the ground.
#1 ADD EASY SOLAR LIGHTING
Lastly, add solar lights to your front or back yard. This is one of the easiest projects. Gather up some solar walkway lights- the ones mounted on stakes- and have your kids put them along your sidewalk, paths, and at the edge of garden beds. When the sun goes down, they’ll get a kick out of seeing the lights switch on, as if by magic.
If you’re looking to start a nonprofit agency, there are a few core practices and necessities you must have set up before getting started. Failing to do so could lead to several different kinds of complications- legal, professional, and otherwise. So, to help avoid those complications, and factor in all the variables regarding accounting for non profits, here’s a few of the best avenues to pursue before diving in head first.
#1 GET THE BALL ROLLING
Step one is to get things ready and rolling. Though the process for starting a nonprofit organization may appear daunting, the work of sustaining a nonprofit over the long haul is a much greater challenge. The most important part of the start up process comes before the formal steps of incorporating and applying for tax exempt status.The usual pattern is that a relatively small group of people with a vision for the organization get things started. Some or all of them may give direction, operating as an informal board of directors. One of their first tasks will be to draft a mission statement that summarizes the work the new organization will do and the reasons why it is important.
#2 CHECK THE LEGAL MUMBO JUMBO
The next step is establishing an organization under the laws of your state. Only after such a corporation has been formed can the process of applying for federal tax exempt status begin. Also, keep in mind that not all federally recognized tax exempt organizations are eligible to receive contributions that the donor can deduct from their personal income taxes; that special status requires that the organization meet specific standards. There is a lot in common among the non profit corporation laws that exist in nearly every state, but there are also important differences that can cause delays, distractions and disasters if ignored. Point being, make sure that you’ve crossed all you I’s, and dotted your T’s.
#3 CHECK THE TAX STATUS
All of this leads to step three, which is getting your tax accounts set up and in place. With few exceptions, every corporation that operates in the United States is liable for taxes on its net income, meaning the amount left at the end of each accounting year after paying ordinary business expenses and taking other deductions permitted by the Internal Revenue Code. The IRC provides that corporations formed for certain specified purposes may apply for tax-exempt status.
Starting a non profit is a great adventure to set upon, without a doubt. While it may seem daunting from the outset, it’s not impossible to keep all of these plates spinning. In the long run, it’s worth the effort, as there is a long list of non profit organizations that have done tons of positive work, both in the local and international sense. Put in the effort now, and join those ranks tomorrow.
Imagine how hard it was for your mother when you were little, persuading you to eat those carrots. Although they were a bright color orange, the taste was awful. It did not matter if your mother served them raw in salad, candied, in stew, soup, or cake, you would not eat them. In adulthood a strange transformation has taken place. Now you cannot get enough of carrots.
Juicers Sprout New Ideas
In your youth there were many options to consume carrots, but yet you could not have envisioned someday being able to drink them. Now with the popularity of juicers this has become a reality. There are so many possible combinations but finding the best carrot juice recipe is not an easy task. Looking for inspiration for your carrot juice recipe? Try The Best Carrot Juice Recipe Ever!
Whether from juice recipes that come with your juicer’s instructions, to the local bookstore, to the Internet, a plethora of recipes are at your disposal. All you have to do is read them and notice the fruit and vegetable combinations. Next comes the grocery shopping trips. It is advisable to bring the recipes with you as a reminder while shopping. Nothing is more frustrating than going by memory, and then realizing you forgot an important ingredient when returning home.
Keys To Finding The Right Combinations
Juicing in general can be a very creative endeavor when it comes to designing your own recipes for carrot or other juices. Once you are comfortable with the ones in your recipe books, you will become confident. You are ready to be adventuresome and experiment with different combinations. One tip is to make sure you combine a sweet fruit or veggie with one that is bitter or tart. Otherwise some juices would simply not be palatable. We are used to drinking store bought juices, filled with artificial sweeteners and colors. Our palate has to adjust to foods real taste. So many foods we consume have sugar in them, even condiments like ketchup. The rise of obesity can be placed squarely on the insurgence of
Carrots are filled with vitamins, minerals, and proteins. They also contain 90% water, which makes them excellent for juicing. Many people love to add apples to them. Other recipes call for adding ginger. Experiment with small amounts of different fruits, herbs like mint, or other vegetables, swish them around your mouth and then wait a few minutes to see how if there is a pleasant or unappealing aftertaste. This will tell you if you are in the ballpark or not. Carrots anyone?