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Best 3D Films

Aug 27, 2014 in Sports/Entertainment . 0 Comment

Best 3D Films

Even though the concept was first developed in 1915, films with 3D effects have been captivating audiences for over 60 years. In the 1950s, there was a brief infatuation that would die down and not be fully awakened until the last few years. These films were ahead of their time and brought in large numbers of awestruck fans.

3D Hits in the 1950s

In 1953, after much success in the film business, Warner Bros. created what would become one of the first big 3D hits. The remake of a 1933 film (Mystery of the Wax Museum) inspired their new creation House of Wax. There were some intense 3D scenes such as during the wax museum fire and when a shadowy figure jumped out at the audience. The movie did not contain a lot of three dimensional effects, but the few it had left audiences riveted and wanting more. One of the highest grossing films of that year, House of Wax earned around $5.5 million at the North American box offices. 

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Fun Online Games for Kids and Adults

Aug 22, 2014 in Tech . 0 Comment

Fun Online Games for Kids and Adults

A number of online sites provide hundreds of games for kids. Many of these games are entertaining for adults too, and include categories such as puzzles, strategy, physics, shooting, cars, and action games. These games are fun and addicting, but best of all, they’re free. Also, they don’t require membership, nor ask their users for private information like email or mailing addresses.  

Yepi

This site has tons of games that entertain, increase hand-eye coordination, and improve problem solving skills. If you find a game that doesn’t suit your interests or skill level, there are plenty of other options available. Game skill levels range from difficult to simple point-and-click. The Yepi website platform has been updated and improved multiple times so you can also play Yepi2, Yepi3, etc. You have thousands of games from which to choose

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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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Tips and Tricks for Repainting Your Home’s Interior

Aug 15, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Tips and Tricks for Repainting Your Home’s Interior

A new paint job can brighten a room and breathe new life into tired decor. It’s also one of the most common DIY projects for homeowners. Follow these tips and tricks for a great new look.

Getting Started

If you want the best results, make sure to do the proper prep work before getting started. Here are a few things to check:

-Clean the walls and the tops of trims on windows and doorways. Most of this can be done with a clean, damp cloth. Bathrooms and kitchens may require extra effort.

-Take the time to fill in blemishes, cracks or dents. Use spackle for walls and wood putty for trim. Sand it smooth after it’s completely dry.

-Scrape loose paint and sand any harsh edges.

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