Oh Life! http://www.thisismyblog.info just talking about life in general Wed, 13 Sep 2017 02:49:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Time Management Tips For Job Seekers http://www.thisismyblog.info/2017/09/time-management-tips-for-job-seekers/ http://www.thisismyblog.info/2017/09/time-management-tips-for-job-seekers/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 02:49:15 +0000 http://www.thisismyblog.info/?p=6229 Related posts:
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Whether you’re unemployed or looking to upgrade your current career path, finding a new job can be time-consuming and arduous, depending on the industry in which you work. As such, it’s imperative that you go about the hunt the right way so that you avoid making a mistake and wind up in a position that you don’t want. So, with that in mind, let’s look at some time management tips from finance headhunters in Los Angeles.

Pace Yourself

If you are currently not working, then you may be tempted to try and get the first thing that looks good, but the fact is that you don’t want to approach a new job as a short-term goal. Instead, make sure that you are applying to the right kinds of companies where you can grow and thrive over time. It’s much better to wait for a better opportunity than to let it slip past you because you have already taken something you don’t want.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

When looking for a new job, San Francisco finance recruiters suggest that you go about it like you would an investment opportunity. As such, you want to make sure that you’re maximizing your return by being selective about when and where you apply. Rather than taking a shotgun approach and submitting resumes all over town, do some extra legwork and find out where you have the best chance of scoring an interview.

Use a Professional Service

Working with a recruitment agency can be the best thing about finding a new career, provided that you have the requisite experience and know-how for your industry. Headhunters will do a lot of the detail work for you and make sure that you get into companies that are worth your time. Also, some agencies will have access to jobs before they go public, meaning that you can get ahead of the game.

Network

While searching online does have its merits, most of the jobs out there are for customer service or entry-level positions. If you are looking to get into a higher position, then you have to meet hiring managers and network with people face-to-face. This is going to yield much more valuable results than blindly submitting a resume online.

In the end, the important thing is to know what you want, be realistic about what you can expect, and be persistent.

 

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3 Ways to Protect Your Kids This Summer http://www.thisismyblog.info/2017/08/3-ways-to-protect-your-kids-this-summer/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:13:28 +0000 http://www.thisismyblog.info/?p=6224 Related posts:
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You won’t have to worry as much about your children’s safety this summer if you take the right precautions to safeguard their well-being. Keeping your kids out of harm’s way will make it possible for them to enjoy many future summers. Here are three great ways to protect your kids this summer.

Provide Adequate Hydration

Sweating caused by high temperatures often results in significant fluid loss from the body. You should make sure that your kids are drinking plenty of liquids when the weather gets hot to prevent certain health problems that are potentially fatal. Heat exhaustion, heat stroke and rapid heartrate are just a few of the dangers that your children may encounter if they don’t get enough fluids. Severe dehydration can also occur without any initial symptoms and quickly become problematic. Some of the best drinks to give to your kids to replenish fluid loss include water, fruit juices and sports drinks. Sodas, iced coffees and other caffeinated beverages can actually hasten dehydration because of their diuretic properties and are best to avoid.

Make Swimming Safe

Many kids love to play in the water during the summer, and there are ways that you can make swimming safer for your children. Enrolling your children in swimming lessons is an excellent way for them to learn water safety. You should also make sure that your kids are taking enough bathroom breaks so that they don’t end up defecating in the pool and contaminating the water. If you have your own pool, you can control germ growth by using chlorine along with other chemicals and cleaners that are nonhazardous for people. If you choose to swim in lakes, rivers or ocean waters, keep your kids from wandering too far from the shore and possibly getting caught in currents or riptides.

Prevent Sunburns

Sunburns can wreak havoc on you little ones’ skin and end up causing skin cancer in the future. Try using sunscreen with an adequate SPF level on your kids to prevent sunburns. You can even find sunscreen safe for coral reefs that’s perfect to wear while swimming. Wearing lightweight clothing that’s specifically designed for sun protection can also be beneficial. It’s important to note that skin can still be damaged from the sun even while in shaded areas, so you should be vigilant about sun protection whenever you’re outdoors.

Summer can be safe and fun for everyone. Your kids will likely appreciate you even more when you look out for their safety and prevent certain dangers that could ruin their summer fun.

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Tips For Throwing A Great Football Party http://www.thisismyblog.info/2017/07/tips-for-throwing-a-great-football-party/ Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:17:35 +0000 http://www.thisismyblog.info/?p=6221 No related posts. ]]> Arranging a great football party isn’t always as easy as many people think it is. For hardcore fans, it is a big deal and the preparation is just as important as the game itself. Aside from being able to enjoy watching the game, below are some great tips for throwing a football party that all of your friends and family will enjoy.

Be Careful With Invites

While you certainly don’t want to exclude anyone you care about, you also don’t want to invite anyone that could ruin the game for everyone else. Certain football fans may get a little too heated when their team isn’t winning. Likewise, some people get a little too happy when their teams are doing well. A good mix of casual football fans who care enough about the game to enjoy it while not acting like the world is ending if their team loses is the best mix of people.

Have Enough Food And Drinks

Next to the game itself, the food and drinks are very important for a great football party. There needs to be enough snacks and drinks to enjoy during the whole game for everyone. Also, before or after a game is a great time to have a bbq or meal with everyone that’s attending. If too many people are making trips to your refrigerator to grab some beers or other drinks, then the drinks may not stay cool. A good idea for keeping your drinks colder is to have them in the room where everyone is at in a cooler of ice. This will keep the drinks colder and more easily accessible.

Dress The Part

It can be a lot of fun for everyone to dress up in their favorite team jerseys or other team gear. Dressing up gets everyone more into the spirit of the game. If you have kids at the party, they can be dressed up as well. If you are looking for a reputable online company that sells football outfits for kids such as NFL onesies, www.babyfans.com has for kids from every team available to purchase.

Play Music

During commercials and half time, playing some music is a great way to keep the mood up. Some other ways to enjoy the breaks include having small trivia matches with everyone. You can keep track of points during each break and add them all up at the end to determine the overall winner.

Planning a great football party doesn’t have to be too difficult. Keeping your guests well fed and entertained is the basis for a great turnout. The most important tip is to make sure you have enough of everything for the whole party. No one wants to have to run out to the store during the game because there are no more drinks or food. Plan accordingly with how many guests will be coming.

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The Benefits of Shopping for Formal Attire Online http://www.thisismyblog.info/2017/01/the-benefits-of-shopping-for-formal-attire-online/ Tue, 10 Jan 2017 02:37:55 +0000 http://www.thisismyblog.info/?p=6217 Related posts:
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You do not have to travel to various stores to find formal attire for your prom, banquet or wedding. All you have to do is browse through the products of your favorite online store. You may be used to shopping for your formal attire in stores, but there are many benefits of shopping for formal attire online.

Wide Selection of Products: You do not have to worry about searching for a dress shop or wedding boutique when you shop online. There are plenty of online stores that offer a wide selection of products, from white quinceanera dresses to pink bangle cuff bracelets. The wide selection makes it easy to find attire and accessories that fit your style.

You Can Find Original Products: When you cannot find the right dress or gown in local stores, you can shop online to browse through products that are not available anywhere else. There are many customers who rely on local stores or ordering from well-known chains, so ordering from a smaller online business is a great way to stand out from the crowd.

You Can Buy Everything In One Spot: You have finally found a dress for your event in one store, but now you have to drive to another store to find the right jewelry or shoes. Why use up time or gas money to travel to various stores when you can order everything from one website? All you have to do is add the dress, jewelry, and shoes to your cart, and you have an outfit for your event. You can also compare the styles of the attire and accessories by using multiple tabs to view the products.

You Can Shop Anytime: You do not have to wait until the store opens to go shopping for your formal attire. When you shop online, you have the freedom to add items to your cart at any hour of the day.

Enjoy Free Shipping: You can save money on both gas and shipping when you shop online. There are many stores that offer free shipping when you spend a certain amount on an order. One example is Formal By Lisa, which is an online store that offers free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

There are many benefits of shopping for your formal attire online. You can save gas money, shop on your own time and purchase everything in one spot.

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Qualifying Injuries that Call for Prompt Legal Action http://www.thisismyblog.info/2017/01/qualifying-injuries-that-call-for-prompt-legal-action/ Tue, 10 Jan 2017 02:33:07 +0000 http://www.thisismyblog.info/?p=6215 Related posts:
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Your job is your livelihood, which is why you cannot afford to get hurt at work. However, when the unthinkable does happen, and you do suffer an on-the-job injury, you should not lose hope that your ability to earn an income is gone. Under the current law, you may have legal recourse to seek recourse from your employer and its workers comp insurance policy. You can find out if you suffer from a qualifying injury under the current laws and Iowa workers compensation code by consulting with a qualified worker comp attorney today.

Examples of Qualifying Injuries

Many people think that you must suffer a grievous and devastating injury before you can make a claim against your employer’s workers comp insurance. In fact, while devastating injuries like broken limbs or massive wounds do in fact qualify for this action, you also can make a claim if you suffer from less gruesome yet still painful and limiting injuries and illnesses.

For example, if you undertake repetitive tasks each day at work, such as typing or data entry, you may develop painful carpal tunnel syndrome. This injury can limit how fast and how well you can carry out your job. Rather than pay for a corrective surgery and physical therapy yourself, you could make a claim against your employer and have the medical bills paid for by the company’s insurance policy.

Likewise, if you suffer from orthopedic injuries like dislocations, breaks, and other damages to your bones, tendons, and ligaments, you could have a case against your employer’s policy. These injuries may leave you unable to stand for long periods of time, bend over, lift, and carry out other ranges of motion needed to carry out your job.

With the help of a skilled lawyer, you can know for sure if you can make a claim or seek compensation from your employer. You can proceed with confidence and even take a case to court if necessary with the help of a lawyer who specializes in this area of law by your side.

You may be like many American workers and be unable to afford to take time off to heal from an injury. You can recoup your monetary losses and focus on getting better by allowing a workers comp lawyer help you build a case and make a claim against your employer’s insurance today.

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Why Hiring a Personal Stylist is a Necessity Not a Luxury http://www.thisismyblog.info/2016/12/why-hiring-a-personal-stylist-is-a-necessity-not-a-luxury/ Mon, 19 Dec 2016 01:57:01 +0000 http://www.thisismyblog.info/?p=6210 No related posts. ]]> There are some things in life that we talk ourselves out of buying simply because they are a “luxury we can’t afford”. One item that is often thrown into this category is a personal styling service, which couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, there are all kinds of benefits to hiring a personal stylist which make it a necessity over a luxury.

 

More than a Physical Benefit

A personal stylist is someone who will work with you, learn about your personal habits, styles, and your lifestyle so they can put together the perfect wardrobe for your needs. Here’s what people don’t often think of, though, there is a huge pay off when it comes to confidence. As you walk around in your new wardrobe that fits you perfectly, flatters your body, and is appropriate for work/school/home you will feel confidence like never before.

Is there a price that can be put on confidence? This is a big part of why a personal stylist should be seen as a necessity, not a luxury.

 

Get Help in Your Career

It’s unfortunate but people are still judged upon their looks, and nowhere is that more obvious than in your own career. You can be the most skilled professional person at the office, but if you don’t look the part there isn’t much chance of you being recognized. Working with a personal stylist can help you put together that office-appropriate look that helps get you noticed, garners respect, and finally, helps you land that dream job.

 

Save Money and Time

There is also the fact that most of us don’t have money and time to just throw away and waste. Another big benefit of hiring a personal shopper is that they can save you time finding a new wardrobe, and save you money. Even if you spend a lot initially on the clothes, the fact is that they will fit, look appropriate, and flatter you. This means they won’t sit at the back of the closet with the tags still on them. You will actually get your money’s worth.

 

Find that New Look

As you enter each new age group, changes take place, and part of those changes should be reflected in how you look and dress. Those ripped skinny jeans and crop tops that you wore in high school and college, just aren’t going to be appropriate in your late 20s and early 30s as you build your career and possibly a family. With that said, it can be hard to find that “new look” when you’re so used to a certain style.

A personal stylist can take an unbiased approach helping to find age and lifestyle appropriate clothing that will leave you feeling comfortable and stylish.

It’s time to start thinking about a personal stylist as an investment in your future rather than a luxury you can’t afford. The confidence and happiness it can provide far outweigh its cost.

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Unique Gift Ideas for the Deer Hunter in Your Life http://www.thisismyblog.info/2016/12/unique-gift-ideas-for-the-deer-hunter-in-your-life/ Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:36:34 +0000 http://www.thisismyblog.info/?p=6207 No related posts. ]]> It’s understandable that, as the holiday season approaches, you might get stumped on what to get that special someone in your life. Well, if they’re a deer hunter, then this guide might be of some use. Throughout this guide, you’ll find several unique gift ideas that are perfect for deer hunters and other gun enthusiasts, and should at least provide you with some inspiration to come up with your own gift ideas. Perhaps most importantly, all of these gifts have been chosen for their value, ensuring that they’re not overly expensive for those that are shopping on a tight budget.

Custom Accessories

While it’s easy to assume that a gun enthusiast or deer hunter might just want another gun, that’s obviously a prohibitively expensive gift idea. Instead, though, why not invest in some of the other accessories associated with guns? For instance, if the deer hunter in your life has a AR-15, maybe you could get them some quad rail covers from a company like Militaria Press. There are plenty of companies out there that also offer customer paint jobs for their rail covers, allowing you or your significant other to really express themselves creatively through their rail covers. Of course, you don’t have to just get rail covers. You could also just as easily get someone a holster, a target sight, or any other accessory commonly associated with guns.

Clothing

When you were a kid, the worst gift you could probably receive was socks. But, for the average deer hunter, this can be a welcome gift. After all, traveling through the woods can be an arduous process, especially if you don’t have the right clothes for the job. By getting them a nice pair of warm hiking socks, you can ensure that they always remain comfortable, no matter how deep into their hunt they might be.

Depending on how serious your significant other is, these gifts might not be enough to scratch their itch, but at least they’ll show how much you care. If you’re looking for other ideas, simply follow along with the intent of these gifts and you should be able to come up with your own. For instance, if they already have hiking socks, what about pants? The key to any effective gift is to put yourself in the recipient’s shoes and try to come up with something that you’re confident they’ll enjoy.

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BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM WITH GOOD FOOD AND A GAME OF ONLINE BINGO http://www.thisismyblog.info/2016/12/boost-your-immune-system-with-good-food-and-a-game-of-online-bingo/ Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:07:18 +0000 http://www.thisismyblog.info/?p=6204 No related posts. ]]> I have always been prone to cold weather and have frequently seen myself catching the cold during the sudden change in climate. This, in fact, happens more during the colder months of the year. I am pretty sure that a number of you are going through the same kind of sickness like mine when it starts getting chillier.

Food is known to affect the immune system to a very large extent. So in the last couple of years however I started ensuring that I introduce certain immunity-boosting food items to my regular diet, which you could probably d o too. is known to affect the immune system to a very large extent. So in the last couple of years however I started ensuring that I introduce certain immunity-boosting food items to my regular diet, which you could probably d o too.

Garlic, I think are magical. It does not just cure the cold, but it is also capable of boosting and strengthening the immune system.

They contain antiviral and antibacterial properties, which stimulates the immune cells and increases antibody production. It also has antioxidant properties. Be it pulses, gravies, bread, and even sauces, you add can garlic to almost anything!

Another good source of antioxidants and immune boosting nutrients are colorful berries, which are a good source of vitamin A and C. So what I usually do for my breakfast is add a handful of mixed berries to my morning cereal or on top of my pancakes!

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, which I usually don’t compromise on to. While having my bowl of cereal every morning, I log in at Rehab bingo, to play a quick game or two of bingo, before I start my day. Click here to know more about Rehab bingo.

I also make a gracious use of oats and other whole grain cereals like wheat rye, barley with breakfasts.I usually cycle down till my workplace, but since it’s getting chilly these days I make sure I never forget my woollies!

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Yummy Bao Buns http://www.thisismyblog.info/2016/11/yummy-bao-buns/ Tue, 15 Nov 2016 01:58:31 +0000 http://www.thisismyblog.info/?p=6199 No related posts. ]]> When you think “Asian food,” you probably don’t expect butter to enter the recipe. But crab meat undoubtedly pairs well both with butter and the light, foamy texture of Chinese bao rolls. These decadent bao buns are perfect for bringing to a potluck or for treating your sweetheart to a romantic dinner at home. If you’re looking to save yourself a trip to the store by ordering fresh seafood online, Francesca’s Favorites has plenty of options to choose from. Try pairing this indulgent treat with dry champagne for those extra special occasions.

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Bun ingredients:
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup warm water
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup sugar

Crab filling:
4 lbs uncooked crab claws
3 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup unsalted butter
2 tbsp sweet onion
3 tbsp Sriracha
Black pepper to taste

Prepare the buns:

1. The bao buns are going to take quite some time to make, so you should prepare these first. In a mixing bowl, combine the water, yeast, and sugar. After about five minutes, you’ll see the yeast start to foam as it activates. Once this happens, stir in your vegetable oil, water, and cream.

2. Combine your flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Once they are thoroughly sifted together, mix these dry ingredients with your wet ingredients. Mix with a spatula until your dough becomes tacky.

3. Add a little bit of flour to your dough and knead it until it’s nice and smooth. Cover the dough with plastic wrap or a towel and allow it to sit at room temperature for about 2 hours. It’s ready to work with once it appears to be twice the size of the dough ball you started with.

4. Once your dough is ready to work with, separate it into equally-sized ovals that are about 3 inches across.

Cook the filling:

1. Steam the crab in a large pot for 5 minutes.

2. Transfer crab claws to a separate dish so they can cool. Once they’re ready to handle, you can remove the meat from the shells and cut it into bite-sized pieces.

3. Melt the butter in a pan, then add the lemon and Sriracha sauce. Stir together, then add the crab meat. Cook this for about three minutes.

Steam the buns:

1. Flatten the dough ovals you made before and distribute the filling evenly between each of them. Gather the edges together and give them a good twist and pinch at the top to seal.

2. Line a steam basket with perforated parchment paper and steam the buns for 7 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

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How to Protect Your Family From Injuries This Winter http://www.thisismyblog.info/2016/11/how-to-protect-your-family-from-injuries-this-winter/ http://www.thisismyblog.info/2016/11/how-to-protect-your-family-from-injuries-this-winter/#comments Sat, 05 Nov 2016 05:04:53 +0000 http://www.thisismyblog.info/?p=6195 No related posts. ]]> It only takes a simple slip and fall to knock you off your feet for a few days or longer. When the snow starts falling, you should immediately think about what you can do to keep both yourself and your family safe. Icy spots can lead to falls that cause your spouse to break his or her arm and other injuries that can keep you out of work. Make sure that you know what to look for and what to do to keep your whole family safe this winter.

Check for Icicles

Icicles hang down from your roof and the top of your porch. While those icicles might look harmless, they can do some serious damage. One can come loose and hit you hard enough to cause a concussion. You should take the time to break those icicles off your roof. If the icicles keep coming back, consider installing heating cables on your roof. These cables work with any outdoor outlet and produce enough heat to melt any ice or snow in the surrounding area. Heat cables can also stop the freeze-thaw cycle that can damage your roof.

Lay Down Salt

It’s important that you lay down salt on any icy or slick surfaces outside your home. Buying from bulk rock salt suppliers ensures that you have plenty of salt on hand for the whole winter. When you buy in bulk, you don’t need to worry about rushing around to fine salt later in the season too. Put an even coating down on any ice or snow that you see. The salt will slowly melt those patches and reduce the risk of your family members slipping and falling. You can use salt on your porch, patio, sidewalk, walkway and even driveway.

Watch for Black Ice

Black ice is one of the most potentially dangerous problems that you can come across in the winter. Though it looks harmless, a patch of black ice can send your car into a spin and lead to a serious accident. Always keep your eyes firmly on the road, and make sure that there are no distractions in your car. If you do hit a patch of black ice, turn into the skid to reduce your risk of injury and to keep your car from spinning out. Knowing what to do and what to look for can keep your whole family safe this winter and beyond.

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