A Moving Experience

I’ve found a cool apartment! Okay, okay…so it’s not perfect. Just a few bugs. I mean literally! First expense? An exterminator! Is it worth the cash? Well, I can’t afford a more expensive place, so a one-time (please!) cash outlay should be okay. Maybe just a can of “Raid?” I need a way to move my stuff. Daddy, can I borrow your truck? You don’t have one? Why not? Do you want one? I’ll help you pick it out! Well, it was just a suggestion. No need to get all bent out of shape! I guess I’d better call the truck rental places. What do you mean…$200…PLUS mileage? AND Gas? Good grief! While I’m on the phone I’ll call the …

A Mother’s Journey: Educating a Gifted Child

When the No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law on January 8, 2002, my son was halfway through the first grade. Little did I know that the NCLB, which sounded like a good idea at the time, would have a ripple effect that would rob my son of a decent education. You see, my son is a gifted learner. I’m under no illusion that he’s the next Albert Einstein, but his scholastic abilities definitely outpace those of his classmates. Like many gifted kids, his social maturity doesn’t match his intellectual maturity, so he’s had challenges in his relationships with other children. Nonetheless, during first and second grade, he already knew all of the curriculum. Unfortunately, there was no …

A Latin Dictionary Saved My Life

In many ways, I have never been much of a student, especially if you are talking about being a student within the confines of a classroom. I’ve always loved learning, don’t get me wrong, but get me inside a classroom for months on end and there is little that can be done to keep me interested in even the most fascinating subjects. I have no real idea how I managed to make it through four years of college. My Latin class in particular almost had the power to ruin my college career. I am convinced that I might have quite school had it not been for my Latin dictionary. It saved my education, and hence, my life. I realize the …

A Diploma Or A GED? Some Important Facts

Deciding whether or not to stay in school and finish your diploma or to drop out and take your GED can be a rough choice. There are a number of reasons you may choose either, but before you make that essential decision, it is best to get all of the facts about both options. The eligibility for a GED is determined by your particular state. You will need to do a bit of research to decide of you fit your state’s criteria. Moreover, you cannot be enrolled in a high school to take the GED. You also cannot have graduated from a high school. You have to be over the age of sixteen before you can even consider the GED …

15 Secrets To Boost Your I.Q In Less Than 30 Days

The same reason that people visit the gym on a regular basis, is probably the same reason you’re interested in raising your IQ. We just aren’t challenged enough physically or mentally. Setting aside time to work your mind out and organizing your various mental muscles can help you to be more creative, solve problems quicker and focus on the things you want. Contrary to what most people believe, brainpower goes beyond inherited genes. Scientists have proven that intelligence is a combination of both genes and environment. When laboratory rats were given more toys to interact with, they ended up having much smarter rats than the ones that did not have any toys. Studies have also shown that you can grow …

7 Ways To Motivate Yourself When Studying A Foreign Language.

Motivation is a tricky thing, isn’t is? If you are one of the brave souls trying to learn a foreign language by yourself you’ll be sure to run out of motivation some time. This is a collection of my best tricks to help you complete what your started. Track you progress. Make a chart or find a calendar. Mark you chart every time you finish a session or have studied for a set amount of time. Place your chart in a place you can’t avoid. Make a commitment to look at your chart every day. This seems simple, but it’s incredible how much it helps your motivation. Don’t overdo it. Learning a new language isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. …

7 Language Learning Tips

Learning a foreign language can be a daunting task. But when we break it down, it’s really a numbers game. How much time are you putting into it and how many words do you know? In most cases, you will require a few hundred hours of study time and overall 2000-3000 words of active vocabulary to be conversational with any hope of one day being actually fluent. Once you learn it to that point, it pretty much becomes self-sustaining, if you maintain it and continue to use it. This sounds like too difficult a task for someone who casually says “hey i’d like to learn spanish!” but the reality is, you can learn to speak a language at a daily …

How to learn to gamble in an online casino

Gambling in an online casino can require more and better skills then when you are playing in a land based casino. This is why it is very important to pick the online casinos that are best for you. Here I have written some helpful ideas on how to find the online casino that is right for you. Gambling in an online casino is not exactly the same as playing in a regular casino. Yes the rules are the same but the way you play may be slightly different. One of the major differences between gambling in an online casino and a regular land based casino is the fact that you can’t look into the eyes of another player. Let’s say …

How to Make Miserable Decisions

If you’ve ever been around someone who is persistently miserable you’ll find that they have a working strategy for making their experience unpleasant for themselves. This article will give a few explanations why they use a strategy that makes them miserable, how that process works, and if this describes you, why you might want to change. It will also describe what you’ll have to sacrifice if you no longer want to be miserable. Also, if the benefits of being miserable are enough you’ll learn how to continue to make choices and decisions that contribute to your misery. The Benefits of Misery. It’s hard to believe that there are benefits to feeling bad but the fact is that there are. Some …

How to Make Millions Playing Video Poker

Most people will tell you that the only way to walk out of a casino a Millionaire is to walk in a Billionaire, but the fact is this is not the truth. It is only the easiest way to do it. If you are the type of person who is not afraid to risk it all for the big payoff then this may be for you. Video poker machines can be found in every casino both land based and online casinos. These machines have the best chances of making you a millionaire in any casino. All you need is a credit card with at least $20,000 and the nerve to risk it, in what can be less then 20 minutes. …

How to Maintain your Mental Health

In recent years people have realized the importance of proper diet and exercise, and recent surveys show that over the last 20 years people are eating better and working out more often, resulting in people living longer, but people are still lacking in their understanding that their mental well being is just as important as their physical health. Today most people get on average 4 to 6 hours of exercise every day, and make sure that everything they put in their mouths is not filled with sugars or preservatives, but they pay no attention to their mental health, no vacations, not even the occasional long weekend, 60 hour weeks, taking work home with them and even working weekends. All of …

How to Learn German Fast

The following tips to learn German are personal recommendations that you probably won’t get from a teacher. But it is worth giving them a try. Picture Dictionaries Picture Dictionaries are books that differ significantly from what you would expect from a regular dictionary. They are made up of different themes – such as “At the airport” or “in the supermarket”. They will show many pictures – mostly things and situations that fit this specific theme and mention the words below the picture in English and German – and maybe many other languages. You might think this is just for kids. But any adult can get such a great deal of information out of a picture dictionary. It makes learning fun, …

How To Learn Business English Effectively

Are you learning English for Business? Congratulations. Improving your language skills can be a great way to move into a better job or even get the job you’ve been dreaming of for a long time. But, have you asked yourself this very important question? Exactly what business are you studying for? This is a question many English language learners never really ask! You see the language we use changes depending on the situation. The type of business, the work environment, and many other factors will influence the language used in one business from another. Of course some of the language and communication purpose stays the same, but a lot is different. This isn’t really too hard to understand, but lets …

How to Keep Predator Fish

Many people like to have fish for pets because they are low maintenance, and can be very relaxing to watch them swim. Most first time fish enthusiast like to keep cold water fish, because they are cheap and most of the different types of these fish will get along together. These fish have some bright colors and have some very fancy fins, but they are mostly large goldfish, and eventually switch to tropical fish to get a larger selection of fish. But keeping tropical fish can be a bit of a gamble, the fish cost more and some of them are very aggressive and will eat your other fish. There are more different types of tropical fish for you to …

How to Improve your Poker Skills

If you were trying to become a professional baseball player, you would probably spend much of your time working out at the gym, at batting practice and at your position as much as you could, well gambling requires the same dedication and practice if you want to be the best. The first thing you must do to improve your poker skills is to play as many hands of poker a day as you can. This means instead of watching television, or hanging out with friends you should be in an online poker room or online casino playing poker. Using the internet you can find many online poker rooms that will allow you to play poker online against live opponents. Playing …