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What is the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day?

Although Memorial Day and Veterans Day are two separate holidays, there still seems to be some confusion between the two.  So what exactly does each holiday represent? Memorial Day:  Celebrated on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is a day that is designated to pay tribute to service men and women who have died serving in the military.  In December 2000, a “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed which highlighted that at 3 p.m. local time to stop what you are doing and observe a moment of silence as a form of remembrance and respect to those who have…

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Set Goals And Accomplish Them (Goal Setting)

Every year around the end of the year you begin making New Year’s resolutions.   You are highly motivated that this is going to be your best year ever and you are finally going to do all those things you have been putting off for an entire year.  You are going to be shocked, but I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.  I SET NEW YEAR’S GOALS.  Then, I continuously monitor, evaluate, and adjust them as necessary to achieve the goal I have set for myself; and you can do the same. You have goals, right?  Things you want to accomplish.  Hopes and…

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Effective Communication Skills

How many times have you ever found yourself in a conversation, ceremony, motivational speech, or any situation in which you had no idea what was being said because of the speaker’s inability to communicate effectively? Words are powerful and can make a person seem intelligent. But, on the opposite end of that spectrum can also make a person feel dumb. You have to be careful what words you use, how you use them, and who you use them with. When you are communicating to an audience, or even an individual, fancy words will lose their impact if misunderstood or misinterpreted.…

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Nothing Is Easy

Have you ever heard the saying “nothing is easy”?  I have, but I am at a crossroads with this statement.  I say this because to me it has two meanings; a positive and a negative depending on how you use the words nothing and is.  Let’s take a look at both. POSITIVE:  By adopting the statement of “nothing is easy” gives you the drive, determination, and motivation to conquer the most difficult of things because after all nothing is easy and if you want to accomplish something you have to work at it. NEGATIVE:  If  you put forth no effort…

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Top 5 Things To Do In Dubai

Known by many in the region as the ‘Las Vegas of the Middle East’, it is full of the same glitz and glamour as the popular American destination just minus the gambling.  Yet there are plenty of ways to spend your money in this vibrant city literally raised from the sands of the desert.  Dust off your passport and pack some sunscreen. #1 the MUST see…The world’s current tallest building; the Burj Khalifa. Standing at a astounding 160 stories tall, people at the top floors literally have the clouds at their feet.  Two different observation decks at floors 125 and…

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Top 5 Things To Do In Philadelphia

Along the Delaware River lies a city that once served as America’s capital city, and is known best as the city of brotherly love.  From this cities grounds grew the roots of America’s independence.  So get some comfy running shoes on as you must take on the famous run up the steps that placed the character Rocky forever in the cities heart. #1 the MUST see…Liberty Bell. It is open to the public and free admission to see a national treasure and symbol of liberty.  The line usually moves quickly, and once you exit you have Independence Hall right at…

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Top 5 Things To Do In Miami

Miami, a.k.a Magic City, is home to the glamorous South Beach. Famous for its colorful art deco buildings, white sand, luxurious hotels and trendsetting nightclubs.  Many popular TV shows and movies are set here from CSI Miami to the Birdcage with Robin Williams.  So pack a bag and don’t forget your dancing shoes! #1 the MUST see…to really get a taste of the Cuban influences in Miami head to Little Havana a.k.a Calle Ocho (SW 8th Street).  Here you can take in all the flavors, culture, and vibrant Cuban culture without having to actually go to Cuba itself. #2 the…

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Top 5 Things To Do In Paris

Bonjour!  Perhaps the most popular tourist destination in the world, Paris has long been called the city of lights and rightfully so.  Bursting with culture, history, and fantastic cuisine it is of little wonder why millions make Paris their vacation destination.  A perfect destination to visit all year long for the single traveler, couple, or the whole family. #1 the MUST see…the Eiffel Tower will be something you will see repeatedly while touring Paris, but the second most visited site is one a lot of people do not prepare for adequately; the Musee du Louvre.  It is best that you…

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You Are A Work In Progress

If you always feel like there is something missing in your life it’s because you are not complete, you are “a work in progress”.  Every day you learn new things, you become smarter, you become faster, you become more knowledgeable, you become more experienced, and so forth.  You are “a work in progress”. Even though you are not complete yet, you still have to strive to get better every day because you are not going to grow and develop into the person you want to become if you don’t work at it.  You don’t just wake up one day and…

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