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How to Build a Resume That Stands Out Visually To Help Your Teen Land Their First Job

Creating a captivating resume that sparkles bright enough to catch an employer's attention is an art on its own terms.


With the ramp up pressure kids experience at school and the need to sign up to too many extracurricular activities, it’s no surprise how the number of teens employed have been declining over the past decades.
There are many benefits (and risks) of adolescent employment. The decision to allow your teen to have an after school job should be a well thought-out family decision based on how well they can manage responsibilities, time management and money.


But if your teen is ready to take the plunge the first thing they need to figure out is how to build a resume that stands out even if they don’t have any work experience.


But where to start? How do can you create a snapshot of your ambitions, show your strengths and interests and captive an employers attention?
This is the part Canvas comes in and rescues the day. If you are unfamiliar Canvas, this is a graphic-design t…

Blog is having "template" difficulties

I woke up this morning just to realized my template was all over the place. I am working on this issue and hope to have it fix by tommorrow. Thank you for your suppport.

Psychologists Bring Science Of Happiness To China

UC Berkeley has helped establish a new psychology department at China's Tsinghua University. Professor Kaipeng Peng discusses the Science of Happiness.He says the social changes brought about by China's move from socialism to capitalism have made the study of psychology there more important, and that the collaboration also helps American psychologists learn more about psychological differences between cultures. Video produced by Roxanne Makasdjian, UC Berkeley Media Relation"
The ranks of China's millionaires continue to grow, but the increased wealth has done little to boost the country’s gross domestic happiness, according to psychologists at the University of California, Berkeley. They say the pursuit of prosperity in the nation is fast outpacing mental health and well-being, and are seeking to correct that imbalance by spreading the science of happiness in China.

As part of that effort, UC Berkeley psychologists, along with colleagues at Tsinghua University, are hos…

I Love You Blogs and Coffee

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I want this print in my office STAT. I think it summaries perfectly my life at this moment in time. You can get it for $25.00 dollars at Made by Girl. I think if would be a great whimsical touch to any blogger's home office.  What do you think? Yay or Nayy?

What I am loving right know...

By looking at these pictures what type of design style you think suit me best? I'm still not sure how to name my style preference...

I LOVE the colors of this office and the black and
white pictures on the background. I think I could steal
this idea  for my office.

 I believe all white room can look GORGEOUS if you add splashes of color like this amazing green chair.

I'm really digging the softness and femininity of this room. For some reason I am very drawn to mirrored  chest and side tables.  They look so glam!!
I DIE!!!! For this room. Love the floor to ceiling windows.

I love Zebra rugs, fancy crown molding and
 crystal chandeliers. Are you feeling me. I love
 how everything  is monochromatic except for the
yellow sofa. Loves it!!
This is a dream of mine. I swear one day.... it will come true :)

I can see my daughter enjoying a room like this.     Love the ecletic feel.

Happiness Explained: Happy people really do work harder

  "Economists have established a link between
workers' happiness and  their performance,
and say employers should take note"

A team of economists has now produced research that suggests there are clear links between workers' happiness and their productivity.
The team, led by Andrew Oswald, a professor of economics at Warwick Business School and a leading authority on the relationship between economics and mental health, said its research has important implications for the worlds of politics and business.

"We find that human happiness has large and positive causal effects on productivity," the team said. "Positive emotions appear to invigorate human beings, while negative emotions have the opposite effect."

The team conducted a range of exercises in their research. In one, students were asked to add a series of five two-digit numbers in 10 minutes. The subjects were paid an attendance fee, and a performance fee based on the number of correct answers.

So…

The Source of Happiness...

Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth… Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.


~John Templeton

Happiness Explained: Family + Food = Happiness

As you all know I love cooking. I have never taken a cooking class in my entire life so I considered myself a home cook just like any other mom in America. My first cooking memories always takes me back to my grandmother's house. She is one of those women that  everyone around the city knew. Her cooking was sooo good that she was able to to use the earnings toward her children college fund and buy her own house.
My grandmother has always been a very independent woman something that was not the norm during that specific period of time.  

My grandmother's was born and raised in the Island of Puerto Rico around the 1920's. Her father was a respected member of the community, was involved in politics, and owned  a small country store. 

Puerto Ricans, just like my grandmother, value family life and will put their family first. They consider family a core cultural value.


The traditions and beliefs of Puerto Ricans are heavily influenced by Puerto Rico's Afro-Spanish history. Ma…

Rescued bluebird finds happiness with saviors

More than a month ago, Doug and Diane Willard of Midlothian found the tiny bird lying flat, featherless, freezing and breathing heavily in a neighbor's newspaper box.


A handyman, Doug Willard was helping close his neighbor's newspaper holder to deter bluebirds from nesting there. The near lifeless bird's mother had not returned to the nest in some time, and another young bird was dead on the ground.

"You could feel the body, and it was just cold," Diane Willard said. "So I brought it home, and for four weeks, I had it on a heating pad. It was so pitiful. I mean, it was just flat as a pancake."

Five-and-a-half weeks later, "Birdy" is a full-size bluebird with majestic, royal-blue wings and a hearty coat of gray feathers on her breast and back. The Willards' neighbor, Louise Nuckols, another adoptive figure in the fledgling's life, even found Birdy a cage to sleep in.

"We didn't think it would make it through the week," Nu…