Posted on 2014 under Education, School |
The Internet has done more than give people the opportunity to buy new shoes online or bid on a classic car. It has provided people with an expansive library of online education that previously was both unaffordable and unobtainable prior to the Internet. Classes at Princeton or MIT are now available to the most remote areas of the world as long as they have an internet connection and pay for a course or take a free course. A housewife in Montana can take a course at Monash University Online in Melbourne, Australia without leaving her kitchen table. These opportunities allow people either to further their education or to begin a new career.
With the persistent uncertainty in the global economy, the idea of continuing to add worth to a resume is a very lucrative idea. Since technology is continually changing, there is a constant need to gain new skills. It is well documented that employers are now asking for more work from their employees, and in some cases, they are combining job titles and not increasing pay. Those who want to make more money must make themselves worth more. Even if that means they need to go to work somewhere else.
Those who have an entrepreneurial side to their personality will find courses that can help them succeed in business, and they can use courses to garner new ideas for a business. A new business is only one person trying to fill the needs of others.
Not all of the online courses have a tight schedule that needs to be followed. This allows the student to take the courses when it is convenient for them. This type of flexibility gives them the opportunity to continue to work while getting more education. It may take them longer to get their degree, but if it is done while working, they have the opportunity to use their new skills in a real work environment.
While not all professions allow their students to take online courses, there are many that have basic courses that can be completed online. For instance, a math course may be completed online, but a chemistry course may require lab work. Some of these courses can be transferred to other schools, which means there will be lighter schedule later if the student decides to go to campus to complete their education. Online courses assist people in getting their education completed at their convenience.
Posted on 2014 under All About Kids, Education, School |
Studying abroad is one great feat for both the parents and children. It is for the fact that kids studying abroad will get the edge in terms of education. However, considering this educational option for your kids is no way an easy decision.
When you decide to send your young ones abroad, there is a lot of things to consider. These include the following.
- Cost. The tuition fee per semester abroad will surely cost you an arm and leg unless, your children is under some sort of scholarship program. At this point, discuss this factor with your partner to come up with a decision.
- Location. In what school are your children will be enrolled in? You should take note on the university’s location to prepare your children for the norms and practices governing the place.
- Health Issues. Getting sick abroad is totally a different experience from home. Before your children set off for the venture, let them visit a healthcare expert six weeks before departure.
- Safety. There is no guarantee that your children will be safe while studying abroad. However, when they reside in a campus housing, the risk for dangers is at least minimized.
- Communication. Keeping in touch with your kids is definitely important. In view of this, you can use free Skype and Facebook over pricey means of communication.
Education abroad is one major undertaking. Therefore, this venture should be carefully planned and discussed to prevent any unwanted surprises on the road.
Posted on 2014 under Home and Living |
Decorating your home can be a fun, creative experience. It can also be a bit overwhelming. Everything down to the light fixture choices reflects your personal style and the mood you wish to portray. Lighting can also have practical considerations, particularly in a space like the bathroom that has various functions. Let’s take a look at several contemporary lighting choices available.
One Light Fixtures
Fixtures with just one light are usually sconces or single lamps that are meant to serve as accent lighting or to illuminate a particular area. They can be spaced in pairs over a vanity or toilet area. Or you may decide to opt for just a single fixture as an accent.
Two and Three Light Fixtures
Lighting fixtures with two or three lights in them are ideal choices for over the vanity. You can choose to buy two matching fixtures if you have double sinks. This kind of lighting provides enough brightness for applying makeup or shaving, along with other daily hygiene tasks.
Four, Five and Six Light Fixtures
These multiple lighting options are best for large vanities or areas that require a great deal of brightness. They not only offer the practicality of great illumination, they also come in a wide array of styles to go with any decor.
These bar fixtures are one of the most versatile lighting options, as they can be place horizontally or vertically. You can use them above or beside a mirror, and they provide a sleek look for more contemporary baths.
Posted on 2014 under Education, School |
Anyone who is going to business school or is planning on going to business school in the future needs to choose their school carefully. Depending on where you want to work after graduation, the name of the school that you go to could determine whether you get a job or not.
Your grades may also limit your ability to get into a particular school. If you are not at the top of your class in high school or in your undergraduate work, it may be impossible to be accepted into the best schools in the world. You may have to settle for a second tier school or opt for a school close to home where you can get your degree.
To increase your odds of getting into the school of your choice, you should start preparing immediately. There are a variety of standardized tests that you should be studying for and taking as soon as you can. High scores on standardized tests combined with a high GPA in school will help you to build the best possible resume to present to admissions staff.
Using a site such as Poets and Quants can help you get into the school of your choice. Using this site and others like it can help you determine which schools are the best schools and how you can get in on your first try.
Posted on 2014 under Home and Living |
Many people think that painting or staining is simple. If you feel the same way, the odds are good that you never tried to repaint the cabinets in your home or stain old cabinets. While this process can change the overall appearance of your kitchen and freshen up boring or dull cabinets, the process often takes a lot of hard work. Once you remove the old cabinets from your walls, you need to know what to do next.
Removing the Old Paint
Before you remove the old paint or stain from your wood cabinets, you need to cover your workspace with old newspapers or an old tarp. It’s better to work outside in a well ventilated space than to work inside. If you do work inside, make sure that you open the windows and keep a fan running to reduce the fumes. Wearing gloves, pour the liquid paint stripper into a spray bottle. Spray a thin and even coating of the paint stripper on the wood and let it sit for as long as the manufacturer recommends. Using a piece of cloth and a paint scrapper, rub the surface of the cabinet until you remove all traces of the old paint or stain. You’ll likely need to use more paint stripper to eliminate all the color.
After removing the old paint, let the cabinets dry overnight. Using a piece of fine grit sandpaper, rub down the surface of the wood to smooth out the finish. Apply a coat of primer with a paintbrush, roller or spray gun. A paint sprayer can make the process go much faster, but it can also leave behind some uneven spots. Let the primer dry overnight. Apply one coat of paint, using the same method as you did for the primer. Once the paint dries, look over the cabinet and determine if you need a second coat.
If you decide to stain your wood cabinets, you still need to sand down the wood first. Dip a sponge paintbrush in the stain, apply a light coat of the stain to the wood and let it sit for several minutes. Wipe the wood with an old cloth to remove the excess stain from the wood. It’s better to use too little stain in the beginning than to use too much stain. You might also find it helpful to apply a coat of sealant after staining the wood. Whether you choose to paint or stain your cabinets, you need to set aside a long weekend to finish the project.