By now, the saying “All work and no play makes you dull” is as cliché as
any, but if you’re always on the go and never stop to smell the (also)
cliché roses, you could be running yourself ragged. It’s important to
take time to recharge, as big an investment in yourself as putting all
that time in at the office. No matter what your interests, financial
situation, or social preferences are, you’ll find something that has you
looking forward to 5pm.
Where environmental concerns are paramount, people often wonder how
to live in an eco-friendly sustainable manner. Sustainable living
has a myriad of facets and can be done on a grand or small scale.
Permaculture, green home renovations (solar panels, tank less
water heaters, low-flow faucets), and hybrid/electric vehicles
are major sustainable efforts.
Three main tenets of green building design include energy efficiency,
water efficiency, and minimal harm to the surrounding environment. The
scramble to get in on the exploding green market has had some
fundamental and interesting effects in the arena of green home design. One resonating theme among the different types of homes is harmony with
their natural surroundings, reuse of old, or existing materials, and
commitment to a low-impact life.
Business parties are not only a way to celebrate a company’s successes
and a way to foster networking; a great corporate affair can also help boost a
firm’s reputation with much-needed publicity. But with today’s economy,
most companies have tightened their entertainment budgets. Despite
this, you can still throw a great bash.
According to a report by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, by the year 2050
the U.S. population age 65 or older will grow more than 148% from 2000
levels. Because of this growing trend--the aging of America--millions of
people will find themselves taking care of an elderly parent. This responsibility takes planning--physically, financially and emotionally. But being prepared can make matters easier.