Ann M. Vracin

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How Interns Can Help Your Business

Aug 20, 2014 in Business/Finance. 0 Comment

How Interns Can Help Your Business

Internships are becoming a prerequisite for entry into the workforce. As a result, many talented individuals are willing to trade their energy and effort for valuable experience. For business owners, this means you can access top talent for your company. Being involved in an internship program does require some planning and development. However, the end results are worth it. Here are some ways that interns can help your business. 

Streamline Your Hiring Process

Employee turnover is often one of the most costly aspects of running a business. It can cost businesses huge amounts of time and money to replace an employee that turned out to be a bad fit for either the job or the company culture. On many occasions, the interview process is simply not enough to give you an insight into how the employee would perform on the job. With an intern, you can turn the internship into an extended interview. It gives you an opportunity to cultivate a working relationship that can turn into a permanent position. 

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How Home Ownership Benefits Your Community

Aug 18, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

How Home Ownership Benefits Your Community

Did you know that by owning your home you’re actually helping your community? There are numerous social benefits to home ownership. Homeowners typically stay put longer, are more invested in the community, and pay property taxes that fund the services and amenities provided by their towns. Read on to learn more about how owning your home benefits your community.

Homeowners Put Down Roots

According to a 2012 report by the Research Institute for Housing America, owners stay in one residence for longer periods than most of their renting counterparts. The longevity of their tenure benefits their children. Kids who have stable housing tend to do better in school, understand more, and have fewer behavioral problems. Low teen pregnancy rates and higher graduation rates are also tied to having a secure living situation. That’s not to say that renters will experience the inverse; they simply move more frequently than those who own their home.

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Celebrities with Non-Celebrity Spouses: Bridging the Gap between the Red Carpet and the Real World

Aug 15, 2014 in Sports/Entertainment. 0 Comment

Celebrities with Non-Celebrity Spouses: Bridging the Gap between the Red Carpet and the Real World

Finding love can be hard. It can be just as challenging for the rich and famous. Not all celebrities find the love of their lives in Hollywood. In fact, some celebrities are happiest with partners who are never in the limelight. 

Jon Bon Jovi

Some celebs do things the old fashioned way and marry their high school sweethearts. Jon Bon Jovi and his high school love Dorothea married in 1989 and have had four children together. They have opened a charitable restaurant in New Jersey called The Soul Kitchen, and together they’re making a difference to the lives of others.

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Tips for Helping Your Child Adjust to a New School

Aug 13, 2014 in Lifestyle. 0 Comment

Tips for Helping Your Child Adjust to a New School

Starting at a new school can be a stressful and lonely time for even the most outgoing child. Whether your family has recently moved to a new town, or your youngster is starting elementary, middle or high school, it can take time to get accustomed to the new faces and surroundings. Because parents don’t want to see their children struggling to fit in, here are some tips that will help them adjust their children to this major change in their young lives.

Help Them Tackle Their Fears

Have a heart-to-heart with your child before school begins. Ask them what they’re most excited or concerned about. Chances are they’re nervous about making new friends and worried about sitting alone at the lunch table. Some children may be more concerned about class assignments and grades or making the team. By understanding your child’s fears, you’ll be better equipped to help them overcome their nervousness. You can also try to shift the focus from concerns to things they can look forward to. By taking the time to talk to your child, you’ll be showing your love and support, which will likely help release some of the tension. 

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Making Disability Modifications for Your Home

Aug 11, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Making Disability Modifications for Your Home

Chances are you know or are at least acquainted with someone who has some form of disability. Physical disabilities can be congenital, present at birth, or they can be the result of an accident or injury. Not all homes can be adapted for those with physical or mobility challenges, but there are some changes that can be implemented to make your home easier to navigate for you or your loved ones.

Entryways

At least one exit should be equipped with a wheelchair ramp. Ramps can be made of aluminum, concrete or wood. There are even DIY options available. If you do choose to make your own ramp, remember to add grit strips or another form of texture at the top. Weatherproofing is a good idea as well, particularly if you live in a humid climate.

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Westlake Village, CA 91361

Ann M. Vracin
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