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Posted 10/3/16 at 1:14 AM | David Fournier

Living by the Word of God to Raise a Responsible Family

How can you be sure that your kids and spouse are of good character and your guidance is working?

I want to talk about how modern technology has made it difficult for spouses to remain committed and loyal. I also want to talk about what parents can do to use modern technology like a text spying software, to make sure that they raise responsible kids.

Challenges of the Modern Lifestyle

I have been a woman of faith, and I always imagined raising kids the old way. I have always made time for my family and on Saturday nights, we would sit together and share our thoughts, whether they were happy, sad, fearful, selfish, or unfair. For me, this is a way of connecting, but things have been changing too fast.

In fact, I've come to realize that as my kids grow older, they are becoming distant and detached. I cannot put together the pieces of the puzzle all the time nor force them to open up. My husband is always at work and even while at home, he never leaves his cell phone. I admit that raising a family means working too hard to ensure financial stability, but when does one make time for family? FULL POST

Posted 9/27/16 at 2:23 AM | David Fournier

How to Avoid PhD Trauma: Top 7 Tips for Writing your PhD Thesis

Following are 7 simple stress-free PhD tips… no more countless hours of unnecessary trauma and endless sleepless nights.

FIRST, decide on your PhD destination. What is your final deadline? For example, if your PhD Dissertation & Thesis Writing project has to be written within a 6 month period, simply plan to complete your thesis within a 4.5 month period. This means that you will have a 6 weeks buffer to relax and prepare for your PhD viva; this strategy will instantly reduce your stress levels during your PhD journey!

SECOND, open a separate ‘Word’ document and print 3 copies. Keep one copy by your bed, one copy in your car and another copy in your carrier bag. This is your work-in-progress log. So every time an idea comes to mind, every time you hear or see something connected with your Dissertation & Thesis Writing project, simply write it down. Once a week, combine all the notes/observations/ideas into your ‘Master’ log; ideally it should be in a separate file on your PC. Make sure to date all entries on a weekly basis. Later, you can either include these entries into your PhD Dissertation & Thesis Writing project or discard them, at which point you can strikethrough (abc) each entry. You will be amazed how many ideas or thoughts which appear from nowhere may prove later to be invaluable! Just one of these entries can transform your PhD Dissertation & Thesis Writing project into an academic work of art! After years of helping PhD students, the highly rated Proofreading & Editing UK service claims that based on PhD students’ feedback this simple second tip has proved to be a critical component to completing a PhD Dissertation & Thesis Writing project. FULL POST

Posted 9/26/16 at 7:34 AM | David Fournier

ONE OF A KIND LUXURY TRAIN RIDES IN THE WORLD

Though train is never seen as a transportation that has comfort or luxury, there are lavish train rides that would change your perspective about train travel. These are called as luxury trains that take you on an exclusive trip around a top class tourist destination area. These trains provide all amenities that are possible in a train and available in luxurious seven-star hotels. Here are the top trains that you should try at least once in your lifetime.

Pride of Africa, Namibia Safari

As the name indicates, this luxury train takes you on a safari in Namibia of South Africa. This is a desert safari trip with Atlantic Ocean finish that stretches for nine days taking you along a trip that covers 2000 miles. You can witness most beautiful places as you glide through mesmerizing scenic places in a train that has top class amenities. The train can accommodate 72 travellers. The cost of a trip ranges from $5,400 to $11,000 depending on the type of suite, season and others.

The Blue Train of South Africa

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Posted 9/23/16 at 7:32 AM | David Fournier

7 Safe Destinations in Asia for Solo Women Travelers

Adventure has no limit and when it is to do with travelling one wouldn’t mind taking a solo trip. As thrilling and as exciting, it may come with some risk if women are planning it alone. There is always a fear of how one would be welcomed and if you are coming from a different country, you definitely would look for safety. Some of the places in India are much safer for women who want to roam care freely. While providing the best views, these places also, have a safe feel.

Darjeeling, West Bengal

Most popular attraction of West Bengal, this place is the safest when comes to solo travelling women. Locals are welcoming, simple and ever willing to help making it an ideal one to plan out a trip. Darjeeling can be explored by hiring a local guide that can easily take you to places.


Udaipur, Rajasthan FULL POST

Posted 9/22/16 at 1:49 PM | David Fournier

9 Ways To Lose Weight Fast

Weight is something on the mind of many people. Every year there is some new diet or product vows to help customers shed pounds quickly. The truth is that you just don't need all those products to lose weight quickly. Here are 16 ways to drop some pounds.

1. Skip The Take Out

Dining out at restaurants can be a way to save time, but can also lead to more weight gain. Most chain eateries offer larger than normal portions that can ruin any diet. One way to lose weight quickly is to start eating more meals at home. Use fresh vegetables and good proteins and watch the pounds melt away.

2. Snack Better

A common pitfall for dieters can be snack time. Companies offer pre-packaged chips, pretzels, and other salty treats in convenient packaging. While they are easy for a grab and go snack, these choices have a high salt content. All that salt can lead to gaining water weight. Instead go for some fresh fruit or even some peanuts. FULL POST

Posted 9/9/16 at 12:49 AM | David Fournier

Eat For your Health and Reach Your Ideal Weight

The new phenomenon revolving around a healthy diet is superfoods. There is no exact definition of a superfood per say, however the general concept is a food that is rich in nutrients, and does not contain an unhealthy amount of fat or calories. Superfoods contain antioxidants, which as we know, protects us from free radicals, essentially the polluted world around us.

Some research has shown that when mice were given high doses of antioxidants, it actually inhibited the growth of cancer cells.

So now that you know without a doub superfoods are good for you, where do you turn to ensure you get them incorporated into your diet. Here is some information on some superfoods that should prove to be beneficial in overall health, and when dieting to reduce body weight.

1. Blueberries: It would almost be easier to list what blueberries do not help with regards to health, it would be a very short list. The fact is blueberries are probably the healthiest food one can consume. The antioxidant pigment derived from the plant that makes blueberries blue, fights against heart disease, cancer, age related blindness, and memory loss. They can also help to prevent urinary track infections due to the epicstechins found in blueberries, which keeps bacteria from sticking to the wall of the bladder. FULL POST

Posted 8/30/16 at 8:06 AM | David Fournier

7 Diet Mistakes to Avoid if You Want to Lose Weight

Losing weight can take a toll on you if you make certain mistakes which affect the overall weight loss process. These mistakes will prove to be costly if they are not avoided early enough, and could even lead to further weight gain. These are some of the mistakes which many dieters make and how you can avoid them.

  1. 1. Going for crash diets

Crash diets will only offer a temporary solution to weight loss which means at some point you will regain the lost weight. This is because most crash diets are designed to burn fat as fast as possible while you undergo a low calorie diet. This makes your body adapt to a slower metabolism one the plan is over, and hence you regain the weight that was initially lost. Instead, most dieters should opt for a long term solution like hcg drops diet which require 8 weeks to ensure your body adapts to your new condition.

  1. 2. Skipping breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and helps you in kick starting your metabolism. Breakfasts that are high in protein and fiber can curb hunger throughout the day and help you avoid over snacking at work or eating super-sized lunch portions. FULL POST

Posted 8/19/16 at 2:49 AM | David Fournier

Understanding cocaine addiction and the benefits of inpatient treatment

Cocaine continues to be one of the most commonly used illegal drugs. It is used in all stratas of society from college campuses to suburbia. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, cocaine use has remained relatively stable since 2009. In 2014 there were an estimated 1.5 million current (past month) cocaine users aged 12 or older (0.6 percent of the population).

Adults aged 18 to 25 years have a higher rate of current cocaine use than any other age group, with 1.4 percent of young adults reporting past month cocaine use.

How cocaine works

Cocaine is a stimulant drug that may be snorted, inhaled, smoked or injected. Within the brain, cocaine inhibits the reuptake of the neurotransmitters serotonin, epinephrine and dopamine, which means that while under the influence of cocaine, there is a higher amount of these neurotransmitters in the brain at any given time. The addictive quality of the drug comes from its effect on the reward system in the brain. This corresponds directly to dopamine levels in the brain. Specifically, taking the drug causes a buildup of dopamine, creating a pleasurable feeling of euphoria and the craving to use the drug again. FULL POST

Posted 8/18/16 at 1:11 AM | David Fournier

Four Signs of Hydrocodone Addiction

Doctors prescribe hydrocodone as a pain relief medication. It is most commonly sold as Vicodin, Lorcet or Lortab. Hydrocodone is a powerful drug that alters the way the brain perceives pain, often causing a euphoric effect. This intense happy feeling is what causes many patients to overuse and abuse hydrocodone. Abusers can easily become addicted which will eventually have a negative impact on their life. The following are four signs of hydrocodone addiction and how to help yourself or a loved one overcome it.

  1. Out of control use

A sure sign that you or someone you know is addicted to hydrocodone is the inability to control how much and how often the drug is being used. Taking a larger dose than prescribed or not having the ability to stop taking the drug is an indication that the body has become dependent on hydrocodone. FULL POST

Posted 8/11/16 at 1:25 AM | David Fournier

3 Ways to Use Technology to Strengthen Your Faith

It seems like there is always someone criticizing technology for the way it can distract us from the real world. It is also frequently maligned as being a distraction from our journey to the next world. Technology does indeed have certain drawbacks, but there are also many ways to use it for good. Social media, devotional apps, and recreational outlets give users ample opportunity to connect with other believers and improve their relationships with God. Instead of condemning all technology, check out a few of the ways you can use it to strengthen your faith.

1. Get Social

The world of social media holds numerous faith-building opportunities that can do your soul a world of good. Social media is primarily suited to enhance the areas of fellowship and inspiration. The internet makes it possible to have a faith community even if you do not have a good one in your physical location. For example, you can join Facebook forums where users can discuss faith and unite in prayer, or you can follow an Instagram hashtag to see thousands of users who hold similar values as you.

Some fellowship organizations are also sources of inspiration. For example, The Way International is a worldwide ministry that offers members the opportunity to learn more about Christianity while connecting with each other. The Way International’s Twitter account posts multiple Tweets per day, which include Bible verses, inspirational quotes, and links to helpful resources. If your Twitter feed is clogged with political scandals, tragedies, and drama, you will probably feel a little more hopeful if you make a point of following some accounts dedicated to sharing Christ’s love as well. FULL POST

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