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Peace Corps

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The Peace Corps has three main points on their mission statement: help people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women, help promote better understanding of Americans on the part of the people’s served and help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. Not only do they impact and transforms the community they serve but also the volunteers they invite to do so. Many who people who work for the Peace Corps site this opportunity as transformative to their everyday life as well as career trajectory. The Peace Corps is a government agency that was established in 1961 under President John F. Kennedy. The director is appointed by the President of the United States and serves for three years. In the field there are ways to measure the impact Peace Corps volunteers are having. They fight infectious disease and viruses, hunger, protect the environment, and improve access to technology. It began shortly after Presidents Kennedy’s impromptu speech at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor nearly sixty years ago. The speech urged the audience to serve their country and their world by challenging them with a question: would you live abroad…

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Types of Wine

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The other night I was enjoying a glass of my favorite white when it occurred to me that I had no idea what it meant for some wines to taste different. We know there is an extensive aging process, some are white, and others are red with a few in the middle of course. Some are sweet, and others are dry—but why? I took to the internet in an effort to learn a few things. I learned there are nine main categories and how they are made, but knowledge beyond that is just outside of my scope. The first refers to full bodied red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Frac, etc. These are made with thick-skinned dark red grapes. These types have more tannis and you can tell because there’s a dry or grip like sensation near the back of your mouth, generally associated with a higher alcohol content. They are kept in newer oak barrels and in warm places. Next is are the medium-bodied red wines like Merlot. These are lighter and can be paired with almost any foods as far as wine goes. They are made from lighter grapes with thinner skin. Lightest bodied red wines like Pinot…

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Spring Break

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If you’re looking to travel in March, this blog serves as a reminder that spring break is just around the corner. In mid-March flights and hotels experience a large influx of vacation goers and thrill seeks. The beaches of Florida and California as well as the Caribbean are that much more populates. Flight prices go up, hotel rates go up, about every travel expense you can imagine will inflate due to the sheer number of students looking to unwind mid-way through the semester. Because it is still cold in the north east, many people end up going south or west where it is warmer. This celebration began to be recognized in the United States in the 1930’s and it’s not only limited to college students. In other places, though, it occurs between semesters or at the end of the school year. Around the globe people are encouraged to take a break from their responsibilities and engage in communal forms of destressing. In some places like the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the break is actually broken up into groups so that there is not any overcrowding at the most popular destinations. Many places affiliate the break with religious holidays and so…

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Engineers Without Borders

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Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a blanket term for a number of organizations which make international efforts seeing to use the principles of engineering in order to improve the lives of people otherwise unable to receive such services. The first use of the phrase was actually in French and pertained to efforts made in the 80s which later grew to Spain and Italy in the 90s. In 2001, the American form began in Boulder at the University of Colorado. A man named Bernard Amadei founded it after working in both Costa-Rica and Belize. Since then, it has been heavily associated with school organizations and academia. From campuses on the west coast of America to the east coast, Engineers Without Borders find themselves on every continent. In addition to the efforts made at the collegiate level, it has also expanded to an international co-operation where there are several national groups dedicated to similar mission statements on a grander scale. Interestingly enough they are some who have opted to remain independent because according to EWB-Canada “AN organization is more than just a name and roughly similar goals. In order to work together, the organization must have a common strategy and culture, neither…

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Lessons from Ford – Fast Cash Title Loans

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Henry Ford was not the person to invent the car or even the assembly line. Still, he goes down in history as one of the greatest innovators not only of his time, but of all time. He made motor vehicles commercially available to the masses as opposed to only a selection of the wealthiest in society. Before Henry Ford, the car, commonly called the horseless carriage, was a luxury that wasn’t widely adopted until the cost and efficiency of manufacturing could be brought down. Henry was innovative by taking something like the assembly line or horseless carriage and revisioning it to fit the mold of something in high demand. In August of 2017 Forbes actually published an article on some of the greatest lessons aspiring innovators can learn from Ford and I’ve decided to share them with you here. First on this list is, “be so good at what you do that people think you invented it.” As I mentioned before, Ford did not invent the automobile, he did not have the proprietor rights, but he transformed the idea all together. Sometimes you don’t conceive an idea, but you see it to its completion—revisioning is a powerful tool because it…

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Brace Yourself

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There is a new way to afford braces without having to go into a doctor’s office. There are companies that will actually send a kit to your house. If you are self-conscious about your smile or have been considered braces without the ability to afford traditional ones, this may be the solution for you! SnapCorrect and YourSmileDirect are two examples of the “DIY” braces and can offer a solution for people with moderate misalignment. It’s a little bit involved as you bite into several clay moldings and embark on what looks to be a home science experience. Then you send back the product in order to receive clear braces in the mail. They promise to straighten your teeth without a doctor’s visit within 16 weeks. It can save you up to 75% than traditional braces especially if you are short on cash, the gap can be filled with insurance plans. Or if you need us, Fast Cash Title Loans is here to assist you with the money you need today!   Call today to see how much you qualify for at Fast Cash Title Loans, 21615 Cascades Pkwy, Sterling, Va 20166 – 703-444-3840 or 6526 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, Va 22042…

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Boy Scouts

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February 8th marks the birthday of Scouting in America. Did you know the American organization was started in D.C. back in 1910? Now Scouting groups across the country will serve sweets and camp out to celebrate. According to the Boy Scouts Association website, there were about 3.1 million boys in the program and 1.1 million leaders. Originally the organization began 3 years before the American one in Britain. There is a lesson to be learned from their motto “Be Prepared”. They do more than camp out in the woods and sell goods. Their mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over the course of their lifetime by swearing by the Scout Oath and Law. They train young ones in responsible character development as well as how to be self-reliant. It is through the medium of outdoor activities and bonding retreats that these principles are able to be instilled at a young age. Though it started out as an organization strictly for boys, there are now a number of girls in the organization between the ages of 11 and 17. The founding of the Boy Scouts of America is quite a warm story. There was a…

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Laundry Savings

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According to the makers of Tide, American families wash 300-390 loads of laundry a year—that’s nearly a load a day! If you’re single that number is probably drastically lower, but all the same, there are ways to save on the costs it take to wash your clothing. If you’re like many Americans, you don’t have much say in the appliances responsible for doing your laundry—many homes and rentals are already accompanied by their washer and dryer. There are a number of eco-friendly washers and dryers that promise to save you money on your utility bills by using water and electricity more efficiently. There are also soap concentrates you can dilute at home. Those options are called High-efficiency washer and are well accompanied by using less detergent. By hanging up your clothes immediately you can save on the amount of time and energy you spend ironing. Always be sure to clean the dyer’s lint filter, this was ensure a safer flow of air (thus preventing fires) and will dry clothes more efficiently. You can invest in a drying rack or dry your clothes without heat by using clothespins (this is a great tactic for the summer time!). Over half of the…

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Bill Gate’s Favorite Books

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Bill Gates let us into his favorite list from 2016 and I have reproduced that list here courtesy of CNBC. According to this article Gates goes though fifty books a year as they are his favorite way to learn about a new topic. This makes sense as there are a number of levels (beginner, intermediate, expert) in order to learn something. You can start from the bottom, with the basics and work your way up. In Gates’ blog there are four of his favorite books from 2016 as well as an honorable mention. The books are “String Theory” by Foster Wallace which he gives a detailed review of. There is also the memoir by Phil Knight who is the co-founder of Nike and serves a detailed description of his experience in the business world. Another is The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee who is a cancer physician and assistant professor at Columbia—despite his credentials Gates says it is written in layman’s terms because genes affect everyone. “The Myth of the Strong Leader” by Archie Brown is next on the list because in the midst of the 2016 elections, Gates wanted to explore the history and misconceptions of political leadership. No one…

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Chinese New Year

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The largest annual human migration is due to millions of people going to celebrate the advent of a new year—not to New York, but to China! The date of the Chinese New Year varies, because it goes with the lunar calendar. It is a fifteen day celebration that is recognized around the world—not just in China! It starts on the new moon and ends with the full moon on the last day for the Lantern Festival. 2019 represents the Year of the of and celebrations will officially begin  on February 5th. For Chinese astrology, each year is symbolized by one of twelve animals and rotates continually. In contemporary China, the New Year is referred to as the Spring Festival, but is just one of several lunar new years in Asia annually. And often represents the start of a new animal’s zodiac year. One sixth of the globe celebrates the Chinese New Year. Most employees have 7-12 days off of work and students have one month of winter vacation. The number of people travelling by bus, plane, or train can be as high as 3 billion to unite with loved ones. Similar to the large number of people who tune in…

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