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Monday, September 30, 2019

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$100 Target Gift Card Giveaway! #FallIntoTarget

Welcome to the $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway! #FallIntoTarget




We have teamed up with Everything Mommyhood and a handful of other bloggers to bring to you this amazing gift card giveaway for Target! We know everyone loves Target and you can always shop online or in-store! You can even grab yourself a cup of coffee at Starbucks if your Target has one!

Now for the Giveaway



One lucky winner will receive a $100 Target Gift Card via email
Open to US residents ONLY, 18 and up
Void where prohibited
One entrant per IP/email address
Winner will be emailed within 48 hours, winner will have 24 hours to respond or they will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be chosen.
Giveaway begins September 30, 2019 12am & ends October 14, 2019 at 11:59pm Eastern.




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The Perfect Job Interview

Sunday, September 29, 2019

The morning of an interview can be a stressful process. Many people let the anxiety build up, and then nerves overwhelm them - and BAM, it all goes up in smoke. But those first few moments will have an impact on the rest of the interview. 


In fact, let’s take it further back. Your interview starts from the night before…

Night Before

You are going to need a good night’s rest. Now is not the time to try and cram extra information in your head. If you usually have a ritual that you do before bed, stick to it. Try to get to bed and rest early, even if you don’t sleep just yet. You can use the Calm app and listen to some sleep stories that will calm you. 

Morning

The moment you open your eyes, take a few minutes to just breathe in and out for a while. Focus on the end of the day, after you nailed your job interview and you are having your evening meal or meeting up with friends. You will already have your outfit laid out ready because you googled what to wear to a job interview in advance and are confident in your choices. 

Have your typical breakfast, coffee, and a minute of peace. 

Arrival

As soon as you arrive at the building, work under the assumption that anyone here could be your future employer. You never know how not holding the door, or having a loud conversation on the phone might impact your interview. Be polite, smile, and follow the instructions that you are given. 

First Impression

Now, if you didn’t meet your interviewer accidentally out in the hall, you have a few seconds to make a lasting impression. Eye contact is going to matter, so make sure that you catch their eye. A firm handshake is usually a sign of confidence which you are going to want to display. Looking like you are glad to be, there will matter. Your nonverbal cues will give you away. 

In order to look approachable, keep your body language open. When you find something interesting lean in. Project enthusiasm and interest in everything that they say. It is a delicate balance though, if you are faking it then they will probably be able to tell. 

Small Talk

How is the weather? Was there any traffic? Have you seen X in the news? They are doing this so that they make you feel relaxed about being there. It is a quick way to build a connection. Which you need in order to perform, and they need in order to listen to another candidate. 

Leave Well

Once your interview is over, you are going to get up and leave. Make sure that you leave the right impression by wishing the interviewer a successful search, a great day, and you hope to hear from them soon. Smile, shake their hand, and if there was a great question in the pack tell them. This isn’t about ‘sucking up’ this is about leaving both you and them on a positive note. 

Be positive, arrive early, and do your research.

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

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Best Advice for Hosting a Party in Your House

Friday, September 27, 2019

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Image Credit: Pixabay

Americans work their hearts out every week, so it's not surprising that they would want to kick back and relax at a party on the weekends. There are many reasons to celebrate and have a party, so many that there seems like there are always events going on all around us. Parties can be thrown for holidays like Christmas and Halloween. Parties can also be thrown to celebrate special occasions like graduations or marriages. Finally, parties can be thrown just to get together with friends and to get away from the stress of everyday life for a while. Attending a party is not stressful at all for most people, however hosting a party can have its challenges. For some, the stress and anxiety of hosting a party in your house can be worse than selling a home or public speaking. Thankfully, there is no seller closing costs calculator or prepared speech notes involved in hosting a party. Simply follow a few tips and tricks, and you can take all the stress and worry away from hosting a party. Here is some advice on hosting a party in your house

Food and Beverages

Perhaps the most important aspect of hosting a party in your house is ensuring that there are enough drinks and food to go around. People will be at your home for a while, and as such, they will get hungry. Food at a party is a staple, and having good party food can make your party amazing. There are a ton of party food staples that you can pick from including pizza, wings, chips, pretzels, cookies and many more. If you want to be a little more healthy you can also include vegetable platters like carrots and celery for people to enjoy. When it comes to beverages you also have a wide variety of options. Most adults would likely want to have some form of alcoholic beverage at a party, so plan accordingly and have plenty on hand. For those that don’t drink alcohol, you should have options like soda, juice, and water available. A party is only as good as the food and beverages offered, and as such this should be the first thing you think about when hosting a party. 

Make a Plan

Another important part of hosting a party is having a plan of what it’s going to be like. Is it going to be an outdoor party with plenty of activities, or will it be much more relaxed and take place indoors? Plan out activities and events in advance to ensure that your guests are kept busy and entertained by planning out plenty of events and activities for them to enjoy. One trick to keep everyone where you want them is to strategically place the food and drinks. As the night goes on people will naturally gravitate towards this area, so this is where the majority of party goers will be located. You can use this to your advantage and make this location the place for activities and events to occur, getting everyone involved throughout the night. 

Make it Simple and Relaxed

People go to parties to kick back and relax. Parties are at their best when people are simply enjoying themselves and getting along. You don’t have to make your party crazy with over-the-top events and games for everyone, as the vast majority of people will be happy with just chatting and relaxing. You don’t have to create a massive amount of fun and entertainment for your guests to enjoy themselves. Ensure that your party is a simple, drama-free, and relaxing environment and all of your guests will likely have an amazing time. 

Account For Children

Anytime you plan to host a party, you need to decide on children. Will they be allowed at the party or will your guests have to make prior arrangements for them? If they are allowed at the party, will you have special areas and activities set up for them, or will they be included with the rest of the party? These are things that you need to consider and decide before you host your party. Not properly accounting for children at your party can turn the event into a jumbled mess if you’re not careful. 

Plan Out Invites

One major aspect of hosting a party that you should consider are the invitations that you send out. Invitations are how people will learn about your party, so you want to send them out in a way that will be easily received and communicated. Included in your invitations should be the date, time, and location of your party. You should also have your guests RSVP so that you know exactly how many guests to expect. This can greatly reduce confusion on both ends. Additionally, give a lot of consideration to who you’re inviting to your party. If you have groups of people that don’t get along, then it might not be the best idea to invite them to the same party. Things can get quite testy if tempers flare, especially if alcohol is involved. Simply give an adequate amount of planning to your invitations and who they go to and you can avoid a multitude of problems.

Stay Safe On The Move With These Travel Safety Tips





Travel is great for the mind and the sou. If you are looking to make the most of life and explore the world in a new and exciting way, heading for a holiday or adventure is always a great call. Of course, like anything in life, it is important to consider safety when you head for a trip. 

Today we want to share with you some of the best safety tips to follow when you are traveling either across the country or across the world. 

Do your research 

Before you go anywhere, it is important for you to do some research on your destination. In the western world, we have things pretty easy, and it is hard to believe that some places around the world still treat women as a sub-species and have strict dress rules for all. Make sure before you go to any other country that you know the culture, the rules, and the people. Places such as Jordan, for example, can be dangerous for a simple trip and you may not want to risk traveling here if you aren’t familiar with it. Prepare and do some reading, and choose a country to visit that is easy to enjoy without worry. 

Blend in with your surroundings

If you take a walk around your own home city, you will likely notice immediately who the tourists are. Tourists are usually dressed completely differently, are taking photos, and look like they are lost. This makes them an easy target for scammers and pickpockets. When you head for a holiday abroad, you need to make sure that you look like you belong. Dress appropriately, walk with purpose and don’t make yourself stand out as a target. 

Don't flash your wealth

With the technology we have at our disposal in this day and age it is only natural to carry our phone in our hands wherever we go. However, particularly in another country, this is not a smart idea. Keep your phone and other expensive possessions to yourself and this will ensure that you don’t fall victim to a robber. 

Choose a good hotel 

Honestly, there are a lot of amazing hotels in the world and also a lot of bad ones. Be sure when you head out for a holiday that you do sufficient research on the hotels in the area and choose a safe one. The last thing you want is to fall down loose stairs or tiles and have to call Solomon Law Group to help you get compensation. Pick a hotel that is sturdy, safe, and secure. 

Stay safe in transport

There are a lot of forms of transport available to you when you head for a trip abroad, but it is important for you to stay safe and choose one which is secure. Don’t simply hop into a random taxi without checking reviews first, and try to avoid packed out trains because this will bring the risk of pickpockets. 

Gather emergency information

When you are planning a trip abroad, it is incredibly important for you to gather up emergency information such as phone numbers for the closest hospitals, the address for chemists and much more. This will ensure that if you are in a situation that seems dire, you have the resources to seek help. 

Best Tourist Attractions in Banff

Thursday, September 26, 2019

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Whether you’re just visiting or you’re a life-long resident, there is so much to do in the little resort town of Banff. Located in Alberta within the Banff National Park, the first national park in the country, it is one of the most popular tourist towns in all of Canada. Whether you’re looking to take a weekend getaway or a month-long trip, there will always be something to do or see, especially if you love nature and wildlife. You might even be looking at Banff homes for sale, as this resort town has some of the most scenic homes in the country. Check out some of these places next time you’re in Banff - you won’t be disappointed.

Wildlife

This park is one of the best-known in all of Canada and is located in the Alberta Rockies. It’s an absolute must-see location for anyone looking to experience nature at it’s finest. One of the best parts is experiencing the local wildlife, which includes bighorn sheep and elk. Take an evening safari tour during your stay to check out these majestic creatures first-hand. If getting up close and personal with animals isn’t your thing, you can take a scenic gondola ride over the park instead for one of the most stunning views in Canada.

Hot Springs

An absolute must, the hot springs flowing out of Sulphur Mountain are open all year, and may easily be one of the best things this area has to offer. For over a hundred years, people have been visiting these hot springs to “take the waters,” as they say. While there are many hot springs flowing out of Sulphur Mountain, Banff Upper Hot Springs is the hottest of them all. It can get fairly cold in Banff in the winter, and even in the summer. Warm up or relax your muscles after a long hike in this relaxing blend of water, minerals, and gases.

Hiking

One of the most popular activities in Banff is hiking, and there’s no shortage of trails in the area, no matter what your skill level. In fact, the part holds over 1,600 kilometres of trails. If you’re going to do one hike in Banff, you should consider making it Cory Pass. While the hike itself is strenuous and challenging, the view from the pass itself is one of the most stunning you’ll ever find.

Banff Avenue and Bear Street


The best place for shopping in the area, Banff Avenue has everything from hip clothing for men and women to hiking gear for your next adventure in the park. This is also a great place to pick up some souvenirs from your visit. After, head over to Bear Street for a little more of an eclectic, creative vibe. Here, you can find art galleries, hand-crafted jewelry and crafts, and a variety of quirky shops to visit.

Tips to Create an Effective Bedtime Ritual for Better Sleep


Your bedtime ritual will have a great impact on your overall well being. When you get sound sleep, you will wake up fresh the next morning and will be more productive as well. However, it is easy said than done. When there is so much going on in our minds, it can become difficult just to turn off and relax before going to bed. Thus, you need a bedtime ritual to ensure that you get a good night’s sleep. An effective bedtime ritual will calm you down and allow you to get the rest you need. Here are some of the top tips that will help you create your own bedtime ritual –

Turn Off Your Digital Devices

Longer screen time can significantly affect your sleeping patterns. The longer you stare at any bright screen, the harder it will be for you to fall asleep. Thus, you need to switch off your devices at least two hours before going to sleep and keep them away from your bedroom.

Take a Warm Bath



The purpose of the bedtime ritual is to de-stress yourself. After a hard day at work, a warm bath will relax and calm you down. Taking a bath before bedtime is therapeutic and will allow you to soothe your body and mind. To add some fun to the bedtime bath, you can also add natural essential oils to the water to help you get into a bedtime routine by looking forward to it every night.

Dim the Lights and Lower Your Thermostat

You will get the best sleep in a dark room and a cool temperature. If your room is brightly lit, you need to turn off the lamps, the lights in the hallway and also any light coming from other electronics in the room. Close the curtains to ensure that you are not disturbed by city lights outside. A dark room will work like a sleeping pill for you and allow you to doze off easily. Also, maintain a cool temperature in the room otherwise you will feel restless.

Get a Quality Mattress



The mattress on which you sleep will affect your sleep quality and your health too. Thus, you need to make sure that your mattress is comfortable. If you find yourself turning and tossing whole night, it is a sign for you to replace your mattress at the earliest. You can read GhostBed mattress reviews to help you pick the right one according to your needs.

Connect with Your Loved Ones

It is essential that you talk to your partner or kids before going to bed. Connecting with them and talking about your day can de-stress you and the emotional bond will also calm you down. Even spending a little relaxing time with your pet can help lower your tension to a great extent. Surrounding yourself with people you love and care about at the end of the day will have a positive effect on your sleeping ritual.

You can easily pick one or more of the above tips that would work best for you. Remember that creating a bedtime ritual needs time and practice. You need to develop a habit and follow the ritual every night. You might have a hard time following them at first, but it would certainly become your second nature with time. Over time, you will be able to greatly improve the quality of your sleep.

Review: Mist Pro 3

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Although you may think it's a little late in the year with the leaves falling off the trees in some areas of the country- like here- to promote a personal mister, but it really isn't.
Some of us, like us, are snowbirds and will be heading to warmer weather, in a few weeks. When it's warm and the sun is out, we're sitting outside and sunning ourselves. Even the dog loves the sun, but we do at times tend to overheat, and that's where my new personal mister, the Mist Pro3 will come in so handy!
It's also great for those going on a hot holiday for sure...


We have a cheaper version but this one is sooo top of the line. What a difference between the two..
this one comes with a one year warranty, and delivers a premium performance with a continuous ultra-fine mist on command! Love it!!!
Holds 3 oz of water, but yet the mist will mist on forever! 


Requires no batteries or electricity- just works on a pump action, with pressurized air and water.
It retails for $49.99.
I know my daughter who lives where it's hot year round sure would LOVE this, but sorry Ria- your mom wants it too!

How An Injury Can Affect Your Life

A personal injury is like skipping a beat on a song: it’s not supposed to be there, but the song continues anyway. When you suffer an injury, you don't plan for it, it’s just something that happens when you least expect it. They come in all shapes and sizes, and you may not always think that an injury is going to affect your life beyond the doctor and hospital appointments that you have ahead.

In fact, personal injuries can affect every area of your life: it isn't just bumps and bruises. Some injuries are life threatening and leave you in a state of worry, wondering what the future holds and how the injury is going to affect the rest of your life. Well, let’s talk about that! Here are several ways an injury could change things for you.

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Mobility changes are the first thing that could have an effect on you when you have an injury. There are some circumstances where the injuries do so much more than change the way that you look, but they can change how you move. Sprains and broken bones may not sound bad on paper, but they can change the capacity that you have for movement. This then has a ripple effect on everything else in your life. You can’t always chase the kids, you can’t always work, you can’t always get your own shopping - it just changes it all.

Speaking of income, did you know that some injuries put that on the back burner, too? Loss of income isn’t just a blow to your confidence, but to your bank balance. Ensuring that you’ve spoken to the experts found at http://www.wagonerattorneys.net/ is the first step in personal injury compensation. You should get that done as early as possible, especially if the injury wasn't your fault.

Injuries cost money, and when you no longer have a relevant income keeping you supported, it can help to know that you are going to have some money coming to you. The costs can be astronomical, with health bills and recovery costs running into the thousands in some cases. It makes it so much harder to work to a budget if your budget has been blown wide open!

You’ll feel a shift in your family dynamic after an injury. Relationships can be affected by injury and that can be hard to overcome. Some relationships don't survive, and if yours doesn't, it's just one more casualty and more pain and suffering that seems so needless. You deserve to feel independent and some personal injuries make you so reliant on others that the relationship strain isn’t going to cope. 

Personal injuries create a ripple effect that can leach into every facet of your life. The best thing that you can do is get the best legal and medical advice possible. You can adjust your budget to live a little more frugally, and you can keep your relationships strong - it just takes some time and some settling in to make that work for you.

What to Do About Bad or Nosey Neighbors

Monday, September 23, 2019

You can choose your neighborhood and your home, but you cannot choose your neighbors. That’s a shame too, because let’s face it, sometimes neighbors can be annoying, obnoxious, and often, just plain nosey.

Since you can’t choose your neighbors, you need to find a way to deal with them. Here we will show you some creative ways to deal with bad and nosey neighbors.



Evaluate the Situation

The first thing you must do is consider why your neighbors are behaving in the manner that they are. If your neighbor is nosey, it is necessary to find out why they are so intrusive and curious about you and your lifestyle. Is it because they don’t have friends and are trying to subconsciously reach out to you or whether they want to snoop and invade your privacy? Depending on the reason, you need to address the situation very differently. For instance, if you are in Washington, DC, in a community that seems inquisitive, your neighbors may be acting in a way consistent with that area.

If you have neighbors that are just not good neighbors—they play loud music, are continually making excessive noise, have animals that disrupt your property, etc.—you need to put their actions or failure to act in perspective.

Discuss with Other Neighbors

Find out if other neighbors have similar experiences with the problematic neighbor. Nosey people are often not good at making friends and need some assistance in this regard. Get other people’s perspective on your neighbor’s behavior and use it to help evaluate their true intentions.


Introduce Yourself

If you have neighbors that are nosey or acting in a way that is unfavorable to your view of how a neighbor should be, the first thing you must do is introduce yourself. This should be done in a completely positive and neighborly way.

This opens the lines of communication and gives you both a chance to get to know a little about each other. It is easier to address any issues you have in the future if you do it as associates rather than enemies.

Confront Your Neighbor

At some point in time, you will have to address your neighbor’s actions and how they make you feel. If your neighbors are too loud after dark, you may want to say, "Jim, I know you like to party, I have done my share in the past, but I have always tried to make sure that others were not able to hear my music late at night. My family has been asking me to talk to you about turning your music down. Is this possible?”

If they are nosey, tell them you enjoy your right to privacy and are uncomfortable when people are too intrusive. Politely let them know that you promise never to invade their privacy and that you hope that they will do the same.

Conclusion

This is an absolute last resort, and will surely make it nearly impossible to reach common ground in the future. However, If your neighbors do anything that crosses the line legally or violates any local ordinances or statutes, and conversations and warnings do not help, then contacting the authorities will surely help to put an end to any bad behavior.

Start the Halloween Festivities with These Spooky Halloween Socks- Made in the USA




Halloween is one of the most awaited holidays of the year. Families spend days preparing for Halloween. The major attractions during this time are the costumes. People want to look as different as others, and it is the reason why people are always looking for something unique when it comes to costumes.

If you and your family are fans of Halloween, you would want to show off your Halloween spirit in the most innovative way. There are people who love to show it through their wardrobes, but just the costumes are not enough. You need to ensure that everything from top to bottom is bang on. It is the reason why Halloween socks are so popular among people. They are the perfect way to add some fun and character to your costume. Whether you are looking for knee-length socks or ankle ones, you are sure to find them easily online at reputed stores.

You can easily find quality Halloween socks that are made in the USA. Some of the most popular socks color combinations are black ones combined with other gorgeous colors such as white, orange, purple and others. You can find socks in different prints such as creepy spiders, night critters, skeletons, witches, mummies, and more. No matter what costume you have picked for yourself, you can be sure to find socks that would go perfectly with it. You will be able to find socks for adults and children in different sizes, colors, and patterns.  

It is not just Halloween; you can always wear Halloween socks any time of the year as they are fun and novelty products. But, when picking these socks, make sure that you find an online store that sells socks made in the USA so that they will not only look great but will also last much longer.

Make a Halloween Statement with These High-Quality and USA-made Halloween Socks.

10 Interesting Facts About Employee Retention

Friday, September 20, 2019






In the past, there was a question about how much power lied in the hands of employees, but in today's market, there is no question that they do have a lot of power. Leaders have to pay attention to their employees in order to retain their workforce, and employee loyalty is the key to running a successful business, but it can be difficult to earn.

It can be difficult to pin point why an excellent employee chose to leave a business, but here are 10 interesting facts and ideas that you can use to help improve your employee retention rate.

1. Employees are four times more likely to leave their place of employment due to poor or bad performances from their boss.

Managers should always be held to higher standards, because it has been proven that managers that are held to high standards tend to get better reviews from their employees. Employees that rate their manager's performance low, are more likely to go searching for another job, rather than fight for their current one.

It is important to make sure that your managers have the best training possible, prior to being let loose on employees. Managers that have actual manager training tend to do better with their employees, increasing the employee retention rate. One of the worst things an employer can do is promote managers prematurely.

2. Employees want to stay at a position where the business culture encourages upward feedback.

Feedback at a company should not only flow one way. Employees should feel free to also provide feedback on upper management. Those that don't feel this option are 16% more likely to seek employment somewhere else. In order for a company to run successfully and have a successful employee retention rate, the flow of feedback and information needs to run both ways. There should be an open line of communication that gives employees the idea they have a voice in the company.

3. Come up with quality ways to make employees feel valued, otherwise they will start job searching.

About 34% of employees that find they are undervalued in their current job will start searching for a new job within a year. They want to feel like they matter in the workplace. It is important to come up with some way to validate and commend the work that your employees do, on a regular basis, to help fix this issue.

4. Every time an employee quits, it will cost the company an average of 33% of their salary annually.

It costs a company time and money to train every new employee. Therefore, it is better to have a higher employee retention rate to keep from having to spend extra money on training all new people on a regular basis.

5. Employees are happier in general when there are clear on-boarding processes in place.

It is important that employees know their responsibilities and roles. It has been proven that more employees tend to be happy with their jobs when they know their boundaries and what is expected from them at the start. It keeps them from having to constantly seek out and ask what they should be doing during the work day.



6. It is important that an employee's work life is balanced to add more value to their job.

It is important that employees feel that their work life is balanced, because it actually make them 10% more likely to stick around with the company, rather than going out to look for another job.

7. Professional growth of an employee should be a top priority.

For most millennials, which makes up a large majority of the workforce today, professional growth and opportunities in the company they work for is extremely important. They want to feel like they are invested in the company that they work for, and these two things are the best way to make them feel that way.

8. Career advancement is always a major a way to help retain talent.

It has been proven that companies that provide their employees with skill building and advancement opportunities. Employees want to feel like that they have a future in their company, and it is an excellent way to help retain talent from searching for work elsewhere.

9. Employees who feel disrespected tend to search employment in other companies.

Everyone wants to be respected, and it has been proven that if employees feel like that are being disrespected by their fellow colleagues, they are about 26% more likely to search for another job and quit their current job. Respect and trust from senior management is also extremely important for most people to feel satisfied at their job.

10. Companies that have a bad culture have a low employee retention rate and breeds for a higher employee turnover.

The day-to-day culture of a company is extremely important to many employees. According to some poles, a lot of employees do not enjoy the un-personal aspect of a corporate culture, which causes them to search for a different job. They don't enjoy feeling like a corporate drone, and they want to know that they are appreciated.

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