Articles by: Josephbker

Travel

California Calling Your Name? Try Temping First

California Calling Your Name? Try Temping First

If you’ve ever spent a long and chilly winter in, say, the Midwest or on the East Coast, the allure of California is probably very real to you. Year-round sunshine and warm days—at least in some parts of the Golden State—are truly compelling to those banished to the harsh realities […]

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Travel

7 Benefits Of Becoming An Au Pair

7 Benefits Of Becoming An Au Pair

Being an au pair can be one of the most rewarding adventures of your life. Au pairs are paired up with host families in countries all over the world including the United States. In fact, according to the Internal Revenue Service, there are approximately 12,000 au pairs in the United […]

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Business

Dodging The Decor Doldrums: Sprucing Up Your Office Space

Dodging The Decor Doldrums: Sprucing Up Your Office Space

If you’re lucky enough to own and run a successful business, chances are you’ll be in the same office space for a long time. This might mean you’ve been staring at the same framed inspirational posters on the walls and the same threadbare desk chairs for many years—and don’t forget […]

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Sports

Reaching new heights: The right training routine for your overseas climbing trip

Reaching new heights: The right training routine for your overseas climbing trip

So, you’ve been rock climbing for a few years now and you’re ready to test your skills at mountain climbing. Even better – you want to test your skills by taking a trip overseas. Great! However, training for an overseas mountain climbing adventure will be a lot more difficult than […]

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Travel

The 4 Ways You Need to Prepare for Your Mission Trip

The 4 Ways You Need to Prepare for Your Mission Trip

A mission trip is a great way to do your part to change the world for the better, and it can lead to wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. But if you aren’t prepared for what you’ll face, it could leave you feeling frazzled, frustrated and forlorn. Before you […]

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Family & Personal, Finance

5 Ways To Save Time (and Your Sanity) During The Holidays

5 Ways To Save Time (and Your Sanity) During The Holidays

Sure, the holidays are supposed to be a time of festive cheer, but the reality is that they can suck a good mood out of the most positive among us. According to Consumer Reports, 90 percent of Americans say they get stressed out over at least one aspect of the season. Here […]

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Business

Office Style: Making A Great Impression On Business Prospects

Office Style: Making A Great Impression On Business Prospects

We’ve all been told that first impressions mean a great deal. Whether or not that’s actually true, no one wants to take a chance on losing a business opportunity by starting off on the wrong foot. When it comes to a company’s office space, the décor and appearance contribute to the impression […]

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Technology

Ecommerce Essentials

Ecommerce Essentials

Ecommerce stores earned $226 billion in revenue last year. But just getting your store online won’t net you customers. A shopping cart system incorrectly implemented can hinder online sales and hurt your brand reputation. Web users expect speed, convenience and safety. If any of these three factors are poorly designed, the ecommerce store will […]

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Home Improvement

Summer Moves: Cutting Down Before Heading Out

Summer Moves: Cutting Down Before Heading Out

Summer, June through August, can be officially described as moving season. Those sultry months claim up to 13 percent of all moves, compared to about 8 percent or less for other months, according to the American Moving & Storage Association. If you’re among those packing up your home to relocate, […]

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Education

Tips For Living Off Campus In Phoenix

Tips For Living Off Campus In Phoenix

Living off campus in your own apartment for the first time is an exciting step in the transition to adult life. With your own space and no R.A. to answer to, apartment living means you’ll have the most freedom you’ve probably ever had – and also the most responsibility. For […]

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