Exploring the Best of South Carolina

>> Tuesday, February 14, 2017

South Carolina is a beautiful state that has so much to offer. Whether you are simply travelling through on your way to sunny Florida or planning to stay awhile, this state will leave a lasting impression. The young and old alike will find plenty of activities to do and sites to see in the Palmetto State.

The Rugged Outdoors

This state is the home of a wide range of terrains and landscapes which makes it the perfect place to explore. Here you can take a scenic ride along the Reedy River or explore on foot the Swamp Rabbit Trails of Greeneville. You can take on the challenge of the Chattooga River rapids, and you can hike the paths of the Blue Ridge Foothills. South Carolina even hosts guided hunting trips like those at Cedar Knoll Hunting Lodge in Fairfax.

The Beautiful Beaches

The name South Carolina immediately brings to mind the beauty of Myrtle Beach with its 60 miles of sandy shores. Here you can enjoy celebrity golf courses or simply stroll along the boardwalk where you’ll discover arcades, souvenir shops, and restaurants serving local seafood dishes. You may also think of Hilton Head when planning a South Carolina vacation. You can wander through the Coastal Discovery Museum or the Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum with their historic buildings and themed gardens, and you won’t want to miss the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Here you will discover some of the state’s most intriguing wildlife such as alligators, deer, and a variety of bird species.

Historical Sites

South Carolina made it possible for the American Patriots to achieve their military victory just when they most needed it. They also guided the South into the Civil War. This is why the Palmetto State is home to so many historical sites and attractions such as Fort Sumter, Cowpens National Battlefield, and Isaac Haynes burial spot. A trip across South Carolina is an adventure in history with stops at battlefields, historic plantations, and a multitude of memorials.

Whether you can only visit for one single day or plan to stay for an extended period, you will go home knowing just how meaningful South Carolina is. Here you’ll discover just what it took to create our great nation as well as how beautiful it can be.


Teen Mom's Chelsea Houska Welcomes Baby Boy

He's finally here, and boy, is this boy a cutie! Teen Mom star Chelsea Houska welcomed her baby boy Watson with hubby Cole DeBoer a couple of weeks ago, and the family seems to be settling in nicely. The couple have shared some super adorable photos in the past few days, and even the cutest video of 7 year old daughter Aubree holding her new baby brother! The beautiful reality star has been so excited in the days leading up to her baby's birth, posting on her website about how ready Cole was to be a dad! It is SO nice to see Chelsea and Aubree both so very happy! 

Will there be more babies to come for Chelsea and Cole? She has said in the past that she would like to have three more babies after Watson, but joked that people always think she is crazy when she says that! She definitely makes an adorable pregnant woman, and is a great mom already, so we could totally get behind the idea of a whole little Cole/Chelsea army! We are so happy to see how happy Chelsea is, even though she has been going through a bit of a hard time dealing with Aubree's dad, her ex, Adam Lind. Adam reportedly fell more than $4000 behind in child support for Aubree, and more than $5000 behind for his other daughter, Paisley. The two are reportedly still engaged in a lengthy custody battle as well. We will be following Chelsea on the status of that case as well as updates on her adorable new baby boy! 


Finding Help in Melting Snow

If you live in a part of the country that has its fair share of winter, you probably are interested in finding the best products for melting ice and snow. Particularly in the Midwest, ice melt St Louis is important for driveways, sidewalks and public places such as parking garages and entryways. Depending on the situation in which you plan to use deicers, knowing what is available will help you make better choices.

Narrowing Your Choices

There are literally hundreds of brands and products that will melt ice and snow. However, the chemical ingredients in each product is the only useful thing to know when making your selection. Very few are actually different from each other. In fact, performance, chemistry mix and costs are what may differentiate one from the other.

Keep this in mind. Otherwise, the myriad of options can make narrowing your choices more confusing that it needs to be. To make things a little easier, understand the difference product ingredients make and how chemicals work makes your choice easier.

Understanding the Basics about Deicers

One basic factor to consider starts with the type of surface you need to clear. Additionally, knowing where the runoff from melted ice and snow will end up is useful on making the right decision. For example, chloride based products can present two hazards on a wooden deck.

First, chloride can attack the system that holds your deck together. As it becomes diluted, it will saturate the deck. Second, the mixture could attract moisture into capillary pores causing it to refreeze as black ice. You do not want either of these scenarios that can lead to serious injuries.

The Big Three Deicers

There are three commonly used deicers that fill nearly 100% of the market: sodium chloride, magnesium chloride and calcium chloride. 

Sodium chloride is the number one choice. Also referred to as rock salt, the abundance of this chemical in the earth makes it readily available and the least expensive option.  Magnesium chloride is very effective and considered a high performing deicer. Like sodium chloride, it is also a natural occurrence in the ground.  Calcium chloride is more expensive than the other two and is widely used.

Choosing the Right One

Making the right choice from all the deicer products on the market starts with getting as much information as possible. Spend some time talking to the experts. Ask specific questions about the products so you can separate different choices and select the one that fits your needs.


New Musical Accessories On Her Birthday

>> Thursday, February 2, 2017

My daughter just had her 18th birthday celebration last Saturday and we’re happy that it went so smooth, very relaxing and everyone were happy. It’s also a holiday, Chinese New Year, so we never had a hard time with the schedule of Gen’s classmate. Well not everyone made it to the reception because of some circumstances but Gen was happy enough to think of those who were not around. 

We had some problems with the sounds hours before the event and the connector from laptop to speaker but before the celebration started everything was solved and went well. My daughter was every particular with the sound system being a musician herself and it’s a big plus to every occasion if sounds are clear and good. 

Well I also noticed that she really got excited with one gift which she didn’t guessed at first. Her close friend Kez gave her a pair of drum sticks which she really wanted to buy when she was introduced to playing drums on their Industrial Engineering week. She only borrowed then so it’s really a welcome gift to have her first drum sticks. She was really excited just the same as when she learned that there’s a guitar center weekend sale coming up. She also wanted a new guitar so we’re looking and searching for affordable ones. Next time maybe we can buy her wish instrument.


Can’t Find a Job You Love? How to Find What You Lack

>> Sunday, January 22, 2017

You’re far from the only person who doesn’t experience job satisfaction. However, the fact that you’re considering ways to change that means you’re one step ahead of the pack. You’re not satisfied to continue to toil at your current job, but you have no idea how to proceed. What if you waste years and thousands of dollars going back to school only to not be satisfied with that career either? What if you have no idea what kind of career might make you happy? Fortunately, there are ways to discern what it is that’s holding you back and how to go forward.

Ask an Expert

Sign up for specialized career consulting online on your own schedule for as long as you feel you need guidance. The right expert will help you walk through an examination of your talents, interests, and experiences to come up with a viable career path that’s likely to lead to happiness. The expert can then help you break the goal of getting that job down into a step-by-step process and give you the direction and focus you may lack.

Look Over Your Resume

Perhaps you’re already qualified for a job you’d love, but you’re not having luck finding it. The right expert can also help you go over your current cover letter and resume to more accurately reflecting what you could bring to a company and better catch a prospective employer’s eye. It’s a competitive job marketplace, and you need every advantage possible to get the job that will bring you happiness.

Practice Your Interview

If you’ve had several job interviews but no job offers, something might be lacking in your interview skills. Practice job interviews with an expert in career counseling. Consider your answers to some of the most common types of questions so they roll off your tongue naturally when asked. Research the businesses that most interest you so you can ask intelligent questions about a company when in the room. Look also at the way you dress and present yourself and how often you smile and maintain eye contact during an interview. Job satisfaction is not just about finding a career you love, but finding a stable job that pays well and offers competitive benefits. The right guide will help you break down that goal into smaller, more easily achievable goals so you can save money and time. Often, what a person dissatisfied with her job lacks the most is simply direction.


A Day of Learning Drums

>> Friday, December 23, 2016

It’s my daughter’s Industrial Engineering week few days ago and she was included in the list of performers. Yearly they listed a group per section to do music performance which is usually a band of drummer, guitarist, pianist, vocalist and some other instrumentalist. These groups will perform one by one and they will choose the best performing group. The higher year which has the expertise and experience usually has the greater chance but it’s just fine for the juniors because playing music is good enough for them. Every performance is an achievement when you’re an artist.

Gen knows how to play piano and guitar but since there’s no drummer in the group and she learns quickly she was appointed to handle the drums. She doesn’t know anything about the drum instrument but she still agreed to perform. A day before the performance she quickly study and play the instrument which I know would be an easy thing for her. 

Much to my belief on her she was able to perform more than what can be expected for a starter just in time that the guitar failed to play. To make the program alive my daughter Gen was interviewed by the lady student host and told Gen that she played music well. The host then asked her how long she’s playing drums and everyone in the theater wowed and smiled when she answered ‘one day only’. I’m so proud of my girl that even if she love to play guitar and want to buy d addario coated strings she still agreed to play other instrument that she hasn’t played yet. Her love for music and the genes of my grandfather really saved the day for her. Good job my dear daughter.


Stylish Fashion for Working Women

>> Monday, December 12, 2016

Being a working woman has its pros and cons as you’ll have both financial stability and limited time as well. As you have a regular income of your own you can plan whatever you want to buy, save and buy it when you really feel you want it. You also have a career which you can build to grow as high as possible or have the freedom to be just a simple career woman. Some really makes it to the top corporate position while others just content themselves to be just among the average working women. We all have our choices to make and priorities in life which also defines our career improvement. I can say that sometimes the sad part of having a very active career is the time spent with your family which is usually very limited so most of the working Mom friends I know has the foresight to plan their work schedule and their vacation with the family.

Anyway it’s still good to work and help our husbands to earn money and raise the kids. We just have to make the most of our working life and thrive on those little luxuries in life like shopping for the things that we need for our work like beautiful clothes, bags, shoes and pretty accessories. Like what my friend always tells me that we could make a fashion designer out of ourselves if we know how to be stylish in our own ways. Yes every woman has an inner longing to be fashionable and stylish when they dress up and attend social gatherings or even when they go to work. Even if you dress on your corporate attire or on your pretty night dress it doesn’t make a difference on how you will be stylish.

Well dressing up is not enough as you will need to accessorize every outfit you wear like putting some nice jewelries, matching up your bags and shoes with your dress or just carrying that beautiful wallet of yours. It will not be so difficult now to choose what’s best for your dress because there are online shopping sites that offers fashionable things without taking too much of your time. As you buy online you save your time searching through racks and displays for the things you need, you just browse at the tips of your fingers and you can get not only the best clothes or accessories like StyleWe wallets but a good buy as well.

There are very nice shops like StyleWe which offers variety of pretty accessories for women. They even have their own blog stylewereviews.blogspot.com to help you with your choices same as browsing through pinterest.com/stylewe where you can see nice captures of their products. If you’re in need of styling up things to complete your attire you can visit them and be just as fashionable as you really are.


Different Types of Tools for Online Works

>> Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Starting up your business isn’t that easy, most especially if you are targeting virtual workers. Good thing that with different tools available today, it is now that possible to hire people across the world without worrying should they have been working or not.

Here is the list of tools to use for working online where beginners and even those professionals can use.

It takes screenshots at random times plus it finds mouse moves. By doing this, your workers understand they have to operate more efficiently. The program also can detect inactivity; also, it's going to deduct any time that has been lost in idleness. Supervisors can quickly see who is working on which job by way of an easy dash.

The primary advantages to using Hubstaff are its refined simplicity and numerous integrations. When there is a project management or productivity program your team uses, it is likely that this particular time tracker incorporates with it totally. When it comes to being straightforward and refined, the applications client uses virtually no resources on the computer of setup and supports nearly like Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms do.

With ActiveCollab, you can manage jobs, regardless of what size they're. You may have a world-wide team, computer screen worked time, and manage all expenses together with the aid of this software. Calendars, dashes and timelines let you easily continue with your work and improvement. ActiveCollab lets you collaborate and share files and jobs along with your coworkers among others.

With ClickTime, there isn't any software to set up. Whatever you require is a computer which is on the net. Irrespective of the number of users, you are going to understand who's working about what job, when they may be working on that job, and the length of time they've been working onto it.

Time Doctor
Time Doctor is a time tracking software which comes complete with diversion control, URL and program observation, and elective screenshot records. It is all-inclusive characteristics allow it to be suitable for distant teams to just give their customers login accessibility to visit an entire image of the things it is that they're doing at just about any specified time (while they are recording billable hours).

It reveals what sites you visited, programs you used, and gives you a comprehensive report of your day. It's possible for you to choose to block deflecting sites, set alarms for when you go over a specific amount of time on an internet site, and assess your productivity.

ManicTime helps you to readily identify time employed for work due to the vehicle monitoring of computer use and work hours. You do not have to recall when to begin or stop the clock. The collected data will allow you to using the time tracking.

You're able to keep track of your own time just like how DeskTime works and you also really get to find out the time data of your team members.


Tips and Tricks for an Enjoyable Moving Experience

>> Monday, December 5, 2016

Moving to a new house is both exciting and tasking. For some people the thought of living in a new and different community brings a certain feeling of starting a new life and embracing some new opportunities in life. Oftentimes it’s the best thing to do when you want to change the regular pattern of daily living, to accept a good work opportunity or sometimes when you want to mend a broken heart. There are various reasons for moving but one thing is certain it’s going to be such an exciting time ahead of you.

Well that’s the exciting part and now we will go into the hard part of moving which is quite stressful if you don’t have ideas and plans on how to do it. The idea itself of struggling with the permits, building guidelines, parking regulations and cargo are enough to make moving a taxing venture. So with the prevailing moving prices available in the market today you should be in complete control of how the moving will go through thinking of all the details that should be noted and look upon to make sure all money spent will be worth it.

To save money on your cargo you need to lighten your load and make some inventory on the things that you still need and those that you can sell, donate or dispose. This way you will only move the things that matters and start a new life in a new house without the unnecessary things. In the process you can earn a little from your small sale to spend on moving expenses. Try to use up existing food in your pantry as it will add up to your load. When it comes to packing choose transparent boxes so it’s easier to look in the contents of the box when you need anything or when unpacking comes. You can also use your used cardboard boxes to save spending on new ones, just label it clearly to avoid stressful unpacking.

With all of these in your mind choosing a reliable and experienced moving company will help a great deal when you transfer as you will definitely save not just time but money as well. If you’re moving to LA and California and you don’t want moving headaches you can check out Move Pro LA who can ensure a lot of moving bliss like security of cargo, protection of your furniture, safety of valuable things in your house, expert logistics and efficiency of service.

So if you want to be assured of a good professional customer service and avail regular client discounts you can Check Moving Company License Here and start enjoying a wonderful moving experience without hassles and bustles.


Working With a Nice Boss

>> Thursday, November 10, 2016

I’m always full with loads of work these days and most of the times I even work after regular working hours. My overtime work is free but I really don’t mind because I don’t want pending jobs on my desk. My work consists mainly of varied engineering reports and it takes great percentage of my time. I sometimes spent lesser time in administrative duties due to volume of reports to be submitted. 

Well don’t get me wrong I enjoy my job despite those tiring hours of doubling my efforts to finish everything on time. That’s what making my mind busy away from the usual everyday stress of life. I love my work and I’m learning so much from my boss who never fails to amaze me with his work dedication and untiring efforts to give his best to all projects that he handles. 

I wonder if he has time to listen to music these days because we have some work problems on hand. If he has the time I know he would have bought additional musical items for his music studio like bass guitar, podfarm, nice accessories and some other music gadgets that fancies his mind. He is such a kind boss and very cool in the sense that he talks to us with humor at times. He’s very competitive in his field but keep his profile low for us to be able to reach him. Maybe his fondness to good music is the key to his very relaxed attitude.


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