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Adding a Touch of Fall to Your Home

Sep 01, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Adding a Touch of Fall to Your Home

Autumn’s bright colors and crunching leaves are upon us. Cozy sweaters, crisp air, and the scent of hot apple cider evoke fond memories of friends and family gathering together. Add a touch of fall to your home to brighten and warm your house throughout the season.

Bring the Outdoors In

Incorporate outdoor elements in your interior decorating.

-Create rustic wreaths with twigs. Wrap a cardboard wreath shape with burlap, and glue twigs of alternating lengths in a starburst pattern. Finish off with rafia or pretty roses made with a heavier toile print fabric in bold fall colors.

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Things You Should Know Before Investing in Real Estate

Aug 29, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Things You Should Know Before Investing in Real Estate

Real estate is a lucrative business, if you know what you’re doing. Property often rises in value over time. Even if it doesn’t appreciate quickly, you can still rent it out to ensure a steady flow of income. Tax benefits from property ownership can give you a boost as well. However, there are some things you should know before you invest in real estate.

Area Pricing Trends

Keep an eye on local prices to get an idea of what the fair value is for various types of properties. Look at trends in nearby towns as well as in the neighborhood where you’re looking to invest. Real estate agents are an invaluable source of information in such matters.

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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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