Rent textbooks and make a child smile!

I’ve been hearing about renting college textbooks way back when. If I am not mistaken, a friend of mine mentioned it to me. I didn’t really focused on it before because, well, I am already done with college and I didn’t have any use for that information. Boy, was I wrong! Fast forward to a month or so ago, three younger cousins of mine asked my help in securing college textbooks. I was racking my brain, forcing myself to remember what my friend told me about. It’s a good thing that textbooks rental came to mind.

CampusBookRentals.com is a site offering college textbooks rental to those who need it. Guaranteed up to 80% savings, definitely lower cost in securing textbooks than buying in bookstores, college kids can surely use those savings in other more important school fees. Other perks when you choose CampusBookRentals.com are the following:

- free shipping both ways
- largest selection of textbooks nationwide
- very flexible rental duration
- excellent support staff

And you know what else is great about renting textbooks? A donation is made to Operation Smile with each textbook rented! It is an international medical charity for children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate. The organization performs safe and effective surgery as well as postoperative and medical therapies to children from low-income families. What a great cause!

Now, if you are one of those who feel the need to get all textbooks and are now done using it, you can use RentBack to rent your books out to other students. Instead of selling it, you will get back the cost of your textbook more by renting it out. Learn more through the following video:

Now, I can tell college students I know that they can rent textbooks and, at the same time, help kids with cleft get the help they need. And, there is also a way to get back the cost of a textbook bought and it is by renting it out to other students. So many options to save and help!

Do you love your job?

There are a number of things I’ve learned over the past few years that I keep in mind and remind my love ones of. One of those things is the following…

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Confucius said that if you enjoy what you are doing, it stops being a job, a chore, a responsibility. What you enjoy doing becomes a normal part of your daily routine, your life. I do believe that.

You know when I was still in high school, I wanted to become a journalist. I am not a great writer but I love writing with a passion! I knew then that if I could get the proper education, I would be fairly decent in my writing skills. My mom had other plans for my future. She told me that it would be better for me to take up Accountancy. She said that there would be more jobs waiting for me if I become an Accountant. She’s right! I got a lot of job offers even before I graduated. I was able to start as soon as I passed the board exams. I forgot that I wanted to become a journalist for a while because I learned to love my profession.

But you know what? My love for writing was not diminished. It is still here even though I am writing numbers more than words. I am still an accountant but I went back to my first love which is writing. I realized that there are just some things in life that can make you happy even though you are not getting as much financially as you want to. That’s writing for me. I love it so much that it doesn’t feel like work even when I am spending hours and hours laboring over a paper. I also felt this way in doing accounting work but maybe because it wasn’t really my first love, it diminished over time.

Do you love your job? This is a simple test that you can do to know for sure. Spend more than eight hours doing your job and if you are not smiling anymore by the end of the day, you better find something else to do. Or stop and look into yourself if what you’re doing is still worth it.

In between projects.

I was able to talk to a high school friend of mine about a week ago. He is also an accountant like me. He is very busy with several ongoing projects at the moment. I was lucky I caught him at the right time, he was just online to check on musician friend because his wife asked him to. Anyway, I asked how he was and he told me that he’s never felt so fulfilled in his life. His work is doing great and his marriage is in its seventh year. Everything in his life at the moment is fine. He couldn’t ask for more except…

Well, he told me that he could do with mini vacations in between his projects. There are days when he goes home so darn tired that all he could do is kiss his wife goodnight and go directly to sleep. Not once did he find himself wearing the same clothes when he wakes up the next day. Good thing his wife is a very supportive one and she understands the demand of his work so she would just shake her head at him before asking him to make sure not to repeat it. She doesn’t want him to get sick when he sleeps sweaty from the commute home.

I told him that he and his wife take advantage of weekends. They should plan their mini vacations in such a way that two days are more than enough. I also told him to stop himself from bringing work to their home so that he won’t find himself working even when he’s supposed to be resting.

Forget not to live.

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I know that we all want to have more money in our pockets and bank accounts at the end of the day. But you know what? Not all who have more than enough in their stash are happy their lives. Some can’t even sleep peacefully at night!

A former boss once told me that I should never forget to live. He said that there is always tomorrow and that work will be work and there’ll be more to come no matter how long I stay in the office.

He’s right, of course!

Forget not to live. Don’t let work eat your whole life. Travel! Go to places! And live!

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Steel Barrier Systems in Traffic Safety

In recent years, with increasing living standard, more and more people can afford cars. So, you can find more and more cars on the road. It is a good thing actually. However, people always have troubles with these cars. There are so many cars on the road that traffic is crowded, especially in rush hour. Moreover, at times accidents will happen. In this case, more and more safety products have invented. Nowadays, you can find a lot of safety products on the market, such as: road stud, road barrier and so on.

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In daily life, road barrier is very useful. Barriers can be made from many materials, such as: steel etc. Now, steel road barrier are very popular on the market. It plays a very important role in road safety. In addition, concrete barrier also is very popular.

Now, steel barrier is used widely on the road. Steel is strength, durability, beauty, precision and malleability. With so many advantages, steel is used widely in many fields. For example: the common one steel building. Steel play a very important role in building. Because steel doesn’t need treating with pesticides, preservatives or glues, it’s also safer for people handling and living or working around it, here just to name a few.

In addition to steel barrier, there are others available:

* Jersey barrier – It is a modular concrete or plastic barrier employed to separate lanes of traffic.

* A noise barrier – is an exterior structure designed to protect inhabitants of sensitive land use areas from noise pollution.

* A boom barrier – is a bar, or pole pivoted to allow the boom to block vehicular access through a controlled point.

* Vapor barrier – is any material used for damp proofing, typically a plastic or foil sheet.

In conclusion, there are many safety products are available in daily life.

A quiet place to work.

I come from a large family. I already mentioned this in some past entries of mine in this blog. I am proud and happy that I am surrounded by family but let me tell you that there is a downside to all of this. There is no quiet place for me to go when everyone is at home! That’s the truth! You can go inside the bedroom but another one will follow you there. Or the noise they’re making in the living room will float through the thin walls.

Oh, let me tell you now that I am not really complaining. I am just stating facts here. I actually like being with my noisy family. But then when you have some work that needs to be done and you are seeking some peace and quiet, well, you can’t expect to get it inside our home. Unless everyone went out and you are left alone.

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So, you know, it would be really great to have a quiet place to go to for work. Just a shed or somewhere outside the house I can lock myself in. The workplace in the photo looks really good, don’t you think?

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What Are the Different Types of Skiing?

Skiing provides many benefits and is one of the few cold-weather sports that individuals of all ages and skill levels can enjoy. Since its origins the sport has evolved to include various formats, including those that favor casual skiing and others reserved for adventure seekers.

Before you strap on skis for the first time, it’s best to familiarize yourself with the most popular skiing formats, so that you can find one in line with your experience and interests.

Downhill Skiing

When most people think of skiing, they envision racing down steep mountains at breakneck speeds. Downhill, or Alpine, skiing is generally the preferred format of more hardcore skiers, as it is both more difficult and expensive than other variations.

Cross-Country Skiing

The oldest form of skiing, cross-country skiing has its roots in more practical applications. Namely, mail carriers would ski across the snow when the weather wouldn’t permit safe transport via other means. Some believe that cross-country skiing dates back even further, all the way to approximately 6,000 B.C.

There are two types of cross-country skiing. The more traditional (classic) style is characterized by its graceful, gliding movements. Conversely, skiers can also utilize a style that more closely resembles skating than skiing.

The primary difference between cross-country and Alpine skiing is that cross-country generally takes place on flat terrain. For this reason, the skier’s heel is not bound to the ski.

Freestyle Skiing

For all you adrenaline junkies out there, freestyle skiing is the way to go. A catch-all term, freestyle skiers may come from one of several disciplinary schools including snowboarding, half-pipe skiing and death defying aerials.

One freestyle form, mogul skiing, tasks athletes with navigating their way around equidistant snow mounds. Although similar in many respects to downhill skiing, mogul skiers require extra focus, as one small mistake could lead to a potentially painful spill.

If you’ve ever watched the Winter Olympics, you’ve probably seen the world’s top aerial skiers take flight. Using only their body for balance, aerial skiers leap off a platform, performing stunts while in the air. Suffice to say, aerial skiing is not for amateurs.

Ski Racing

Speaking of the Olympics, another popular competitive skiing format is simply labeled ski racing. Typically decided over a course laden with obstacles, ski racing requires exemplary precision and grace.

On the very fastest courses, it is not uncommon for skiers to eclipse the 100 mile-per-hour barrier. As such, skiers like Bob Corsini, typically learn other disciplines before graduating to ski racing.

There are two major types of ski racing: Slalom, which features more gates (or flags), and Giant Slalom, which favors fewer gates and increased top speeds.

Backcountry Skiing

The final form of skiing is less of a format and more of an adventure. Backcountry skiers define their own rules, skiing where they want, when they want and how they want. Entire blogs and video series have been dedicated to the best backcountry skiing routes in the world.

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