Archive for February 13, 2016
Benefits of the Bamboo Plant
One of the most decorative plants on the market today is the bamboo plant. Not only are there many diverse and beautiful arrangements for the bamboo, but it also is quite resilient. The plants ability to flourish even when watered infrequently make it a great selection for a number of settings. In fact, one of the legends of the bamboo plant is that if the bamboo plant dies, it means that somebody has been unfaithful to you. The many shapes and varieties of bamboo have led them to be included in many floral arrangements. When decorating with a bamboo plant, you will want to make sure it has enough space vertically in order for it to grow and for people to enjoy the trunk of the tree. Often, the leaves of the bamboo plants are quite broad, so be sure to dust them if you choose an artificial one. Bamboo trees are an excellent choice for home decor design and enjoyment.
Drying and Preserving Flowers: The Basics
Drying flowers after special occasions like weddings, graduations, or other fun events is a great way to preserve memories. It usually doesnt take long for flowers to begin wilting, especially if the ceremony they were used for called for them to be out of waterso dont delay when it is time to dry them. If you are looking for an easy way to preserve your own flowers, there are two methods you can use. The more basic method is to dry your flowers by hanging them upside down. However, it is important to keep a few things in mind: moisture and light are enemies to a perfectly dry flower, so hang your flowers in a cool, dry, dark place. Once your flowers are dried, you will want to place them in a display case or shadowbox so they do not get damaged by touch. The second technique for drying flowers is to press them. If the flower is small and thin, the process will be easy; if the flower is bigger or has a distinct shape (such as a tulip or daffodil), it may be easier to just press the petals.
How To Decorate Your HomeEven with Small Children Around
Even if you have little kids, you still probably want to enjoy a beautified home. This at times can seem to be counter productive as children, especially very young kids, have a way of distracting from the natural flow of completing dcor projects. When decorating in a home with small children, one of the best things you can do is give them the project of their own. They will enjoy not only the time they spend with you, but the final product that you create together. Search the Internet for project ideas you can do with your kids. Using hanging baskets, tall trees, and other large items that cannot be pulled down or messed up is always a good idea.
How to Take Care of Silk Plants
There are some important steps you should take to make sure your artificial plants last a long time. One little-known fact is that if sunlight shines continuously on silk and artificial flowers and plants, most will fade. It is not necessary to utterly avoid the sun, but do change their position from time to time. Another step you will want to take is to dust your plants on a regular basistoo much dust causes flowers and plants to lose color. It is a good idea to make sure little children cannot reach your plants or flower arrangements, as they can be easily broken. If something does happen to your plant, check with the manufacturer about how to fix them. Most repairs can be made with a hot glue gun. For more dramatic breaks or cracks, use wire to wrap, tighten, and seal.
The business definition of earning potential, according to bnet.com, is the amount of money an individual will be able to earn in his professional capacity.
One of the biggest expectations that everyone has always had from education is to increase earning potential. However, this has taken a whole new meaning post recession. It wont be an exaggeration to say that for many, the only reason to invest time and money on college education is to increase their capacity to earn.
What lends credibility to the phrase “the more you learn, the more you earn” is the data for median annual earnings by educational attainment released by the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the bureau, the annual income of high school graduates or equivalent is $27,448. The earnings start rising as the level of education increases, with those who have some college or an Associates degree making $33,838 per year and those with a Bachelors degree earning $47,853. The income of graduate or Masters degree holders is the highest at $63,174.* If there was ever a doubt in your mind about the significance of college education in increasing your earning potential, then surely these numbers should clear it.
Yes, college is probably going to eat up a considerable chunk of your parents savings or you might have to fund it by taking a student loan, but its an investment that is likely to bear rich dividends through your life. And there are several options available to suit everyones goals.
If academics are not your forte, it doesnt mean you have to rule out college altogether. You can still increase your earning potential by pursuing a two-year Associates degree in fields like healthcare or computers where there is a huge demand for trained workers. For example, an Associates degree in respiratory therapy will qualify you for entry-level positions as a respiratory therapist, whose average annual income is $52,200.** Now thats a fair deal in return for two years of education, wouldnt you say?
A Bachelors degree can boost these earnings further, especially if you are smart about the major you pick. There are some rewarding careers like accounting, computer science, and healthcare administration for which a Bachelors degree is the minimum qualification. A Bachelors degree will not just increase your earning potential, but also provide you a wider base of quality jobs from which to choose.
Needless to say, with professional and graduate degree programs like MBA, law, or medicine, the sky is the limit as far as earning potential is concerned. However, you should go down that road only if you have the inclination and the resources for extensive schooling that these professions require.
Taking a cue from students who are in a rush to join the workforce, many universities and colleges have also introduced accelerated degree programs that allow students to complete their post-secondary education in a shorter span of time than that afforded through traditional colleges and universities. Such degrees are a brilliant idea because the sooner you finish school, the sooner you can start making a living.
Whichever field you choose to enter, college degree programs can help you reach the next level not just in terms of a paycheck, but also the quality of your life!
*U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2008 American Community Survey **Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Respiratory Therapists