Why You Should Put Yourself First

Women… most, if not all, give way too much and place ourselves last. We give ourselves emotionally, financially, mentally and even physically to men, women, children and a career. Only to be confronted at the end of the day with piled up resentment and little energy left for ourselves. Well if that’s not frustrating, I don’t know what is. For years, I have eagerly given these precious items away to those who “needed” them. As a teacher pointed many people in the right direction, resolved numerous arguments, spent money on books and organized careers of those around me.

For what? Absolutely nothing. I did it because I thought I had to help others whom I loved and cared for. I did it because I knew that I could make a big difference. I did it because I was so use to others taking number one priority in my own life that I forgot I had a say. Just because I am a responsible human being, doesn’t mean I have to be responsible for everyone around me who seem unable to get their s**t together. Do I hear an AMEN!

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Ready For The Real World?

Before I begin… new layout. It’s slightly out of my comfort zone but I know for a fact that I’ve had a layout similar to this one. I like this one because it’s simple and complex at the same time. The CSS if very fallesque and I’m basically just ready for fall to come. It’s one of my favorite seasons, particularly for fashion. I already have an idea of what my wardrobe will be like this fall. Can’t wait.

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How to get FREE FOOD and FREE COFFEE in Silicon Valley

Since moving to Silicon Valley in June I’ve had at least 25% of my meals and coffee for free and I wanted to share some of the best kept secrets here in the valley. If you are a bootstrapped ramen
entrepreneur read carefully!!

Free meals are easiest to come by in three ways:

  1. Events
  2. Paying it forward with service providers
  3. Corporate friends

Events
There are a TON of events going on in Silicon Valley for the startup industry, and if you don’t know where to find them sign up now. Many of these events offer free meals and finger food (pizza and waffles are very common), and many of these events are free or very cheap. If you want to make this method ABSOLUTELY free and foolproof offer to help the event organizer on a volunteer basis in exhange for a free ticket or if you are a blogger offer to write an article or do a cross promotion in exchange for a ticket. By giving something of value to the organizer, reciprocity inevitably takes over

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Check Which College Majors Have “The Highest And Lowest Employment Rates”

As students around the country continue to raise their voices about the price of education, former students are looking for work. But higher education doesn’t necessarily mean employment. In fact, many who study the most popular majors are having a hard time finding a job. Georgetown University shows us what are the top and bottom 15 majors in terms of unemployment rates, along with rank in popularity. Will you get a job after graduation from college? That is one of the most important questions many scholars are thinking about these days of economic hardship. College students who have chosen more demanded directions and concentrations will boost their options to acquire a well-paying job. Where can we find these jobs?

  • In excess of 85 percent of all employment possibilities for those holding a bachelor’s degree or above are found via the internet whereas job opportunities for those with less education are not even 50 percent advertised online.
  • More than 60 percent of the job options for college graduates that are advertised online or for white-collar (auditors and accountants) or STEM positions (application software developers and computer system analysts) and healthcare (RN’s -Registered Nurses are highly sought after)

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How Social Media Help with Your Education

When many people turn from direct phone call to social media and messenger it build a new habit and culture in society. They are easier to write hearts, feelings, and emotions through social media. first, before the existence of social media, people prefer to call each other, talking about their happiness with each other, their emotions, a sense of joy and sorrow, and their activities. This marks a change in the habits of the people. Especially users of social media, be it Twitter, Facebook, Google plus, and so forth, the influence of a friend, colleague or family is also very big influence someone to use social media. as in a community group or friendship, if any one of their friends who are using one of the social media, call it as Path, another friend of a friend who had come to use the Path, as well as some examples of social media.

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What is a good bottle of wine for if not to share with friends and family ?

I love to collect wine. The problem is that I also love to drink wine. I especially love opening a bottle when friends and family are in town and enjoying the art that is wine as we explore different wines and vintages.
I really started to get into wine over 20 years ago when my good friend Randy and I discovered some excellent wines. Since then my collection has grown to over 1000 bottles and my wife and I make at least one trip up to California wine country a year.

So what have I learned about wine? Well here are some things for the newbie;

1. There is very little correlation between the cost of a bottle of wine and the quality of wine. Right now there is a wine glut and you can get some really excellent bottles of wine for under $20 a bottle. Why spend $100+ on a bottle when you can get 5 really good bottles for the same price?

2. Napa is played out: The next great wines from California are from Sonoma and they are delicious. Some wineries that I recommend are: Papa Pietro Perry, Hartford Family, and Quivera. Napa wines are overpriced and hyped too much. Napa is a beautiful area but big companies have purchased a lot of the great brands and during that time their quality has gone downhill.

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The Truth About MBA Rankings. It’s Kinda Evil

In 1988 BusinessWeek started ranking MBA programs, this changed the whole ballgame. In the rankings student satisfaction played a key role and by the time the leading business schools understood this importance, the quality of teaching improved drastically.

Until then, quality teaching had not always received the attention of business schools it deserved. Promotion decisions and faculty hiring were often based on the number of scientific papers faculty members submitted in research journals, their so-called research productivity. New or young faculty members were advised to concentrate on their research and not to spend too much time on teaching. Understandably the quality of the teaching at some of the best business schools was inadequate. The publication of rankings pressured the schools to really improve their teaching. People also realize that not only ranking matter, highly experienced manager shouldn’t worry about low GMAT score, there are plenty business schools with no GMAT online MBA programs  included in top ranking.

Popular MBA Rankings

Since 1988 more magazines started publishing MBA rankings and it is clear that these publications use different criteria to establish their ranking.

  • BusinessWeek was the first to publish rankings and they use the opinion of graduating students (45%) and business recruiters (45%). Faculty research counts for 10%.
  • U.S. News uses seven criteria to establish their rankings. The inlude, among others, starting salaries, GMAT scores, school dean surveys, recruiter surveys and undergraduate GPAs.
  • Forbes takes a different aproach for their rankings. Forbes considers an MBA degree as an investment and looks at financial gain in the first five years post-MBA compared to their pre-MBA pay.
  • The Economist as well as The Financial Times are European publications and use a mix of factors, like U.S.News, and they concentrate on global rankings of MBA programs.

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A Complete Guide To Passing The ACT Test

Alongside the SAT, the ACT is a major factor colleges use to determine whether or not you should be admitted. For colleges, these test scores are a way to compare you to all students who apply. While the scores aren’t everything, they are definitely important and it’s crucial that you do your best.

 If you’ve never taken the ACT before, chances are you’re a bit nervous. You’ve probably heard of kids taking a Saturday morning. If this is your first time taking any standardized test needed for colleges, you’re probably even more nervous and unsure of what you’re in for.

Don’t worry, this post will give you the rundown on what to expect when you first take the ACT. While the test might be a bit intimidating, if you take it seriously, you can come out of it with flying colors.

What to expect at the ACT test

When you arrive at the test location, you’ll see a nice-sized line of people already waiting there. Your admission ticket will say to be there by 8, but chances are you won’t be let in until after 8. Nevertheless, be there on time, just to be safe. As students are let in, you’ll be assigned a classroom and a seat in the classroom. You’ll end up waiting around in there a while as students check in and the room fills. Continue reading

Online MBA Easy Admission

As the new academic year is about to begin, students who aspire to acquire a Masters Degree in Business Management are getting set to prepare for their MBA admissions. These days students do their research on the top B schools of the country and all the required details beforehand, making the preparations for exams a planned process. Many private coaching classes are available to help them prepare for the written tests such as MH-CET, CAT, MAT, XAT, ATMA, JMET etc. A majority for students opt for such classes not only to ensure studying and proper preparations, but also to keep up with the trends in selecting colleges and gaining information about the exams. For those who prepare for such entrance exams on their own, there are resources like the internet that provide them with all relevant details on the matter.

Almost all the top B schools  have their official websites online. These sites provide comprehensive information about the institute, courses offered, faculty, ranking, infrastructure, facilities, fee structures, syllabus for particular courses, placements, and the like. This makes the process of choosing a good college for such Masters programs relatively easy and hassle-free. Many B schools also offer admission alert registrations facility on their website that allows students to get intimation on their e-mail addresses and mobiles, about the important dates and procedure concerning MBA admission. In view of the fact that dates for full time MBA Degree admission processes are widely known, but pertinent dates for other part-time MBA programs such as MHRDM / MFM / MMM / MIM and full time programs like PGDM, eMBA, eMBA-Insurance, eMBA Finance (Banking & Insurance) and MMS are not, such provisions come in handy. Continue reading

Online MBA Cost Revealed

Today, anyone who wants to get ahead in their careers, can find a lot of options in the form of online MBA programs. These internet-based programs can make it much easier for busy parents or working adults to return to school and get an MBA degree. You don’t need to give up your current job, you will have better professional options, and it is a good investment. Today’s workplace is more competitive than ever, and many people used to believe that job security was good, but are now finding out that this is simply not true.

The more important thing you can do for your employer, the better your chances not only to keep your job but also to advance your career and get promoted.
Universities and colleges throughout the world offer MBA programs online, giving anyone who wants to get an MBA degree better options to find the right program in the best suited college.

There are almost as many options in the programs as there are universities that offer such programs. There are accelerated programs that take one to one and a half year to complete, and there are programs that will take double that time. Accelerated programs are much more demanding, so take this into account before deciding to go this route. Continue reading