Adult School Vs Community College

By Carrie Spry

A few years ago, I attended an adult education school. It was great. I had tried a community college program before and thought I like it, until I tried this center. The classes at the adult school were concise and didn't contain any filler classes.

When I attended the community college, it was three years long and consisted of many unneeded classes. It was as though I was wasting my time with all these breaks between classes and weird schedules. Sometimes the breaks were as long as three hours.

The community college had beginning dates in September and January, but still only offered specific classes in each semester. It seemed I didn't have much of a choice when and how the classes were attended. Basically, I felt like my life was being controlled by this school for three years.

Sometimes it was an early start at 8:30am and a very late end at 6:30. But some days it was a late start or early end. It was practically impossible to maintain a part time job with that kind of schedule. It was also exhausting and confusing. I had to keep organized at least 5 classes, exams, assignments and work hours.

After not landing a job in my sector, I decided to go back to school. This time I was smarter. I decided to go to an adult education center for the main fact that it was only 8 months long and came out with a diploma and the community college version was two years.

I loved this school classes began at 8am and ended at 1pm everyday. There were small breaks during classes in which we were allowed to leave and come back. The programs were concise and to the point.

The way the classes were organized was great. It was one subject at a time. Usually it would be two weeks, however sometimes they were one and three weeks long. I never had to worry about assignments for different classes or more than one test at a time. It was great.

At the adult education center there was an employment specialist who would work with us. She would show us how to write a resume and even performed mock interviews. It was great. She showed the perspective of the employer to help us get an edge over the competition.

I spent one year at university before community college and it was terrible. There was like 300 people in my class and the teacher did not even know my name. It was the worst experience I had with education.

So out of the three, I rank university the worst. Community college was better in that the class sizes were smaller and you really got to know your teachers and classmates. But above all, the Adult Education center was the best because you got to know your teachers, your classmates, it was easy to schedule a part time job around, there was no wasted time or classes, and only one subject to concentrate on at a time. - 30443

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How To Get Rid of Acne Marks Fast

By Carlos Zhang

A vast portion of the population struggles with the stigma of unsightly marks on the face, neck, shoulders, and back. Whether you are a teenager or well into middle age, everyone can benefit from the basic knowledge of how to get rid of acne marks.

One must understand what acne is to begin with. Think of it as a localized infection on your skin. Pores become clogged with an excess of oil. This creates the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. The infection shows up as red sores on your skin. The skin is basically wounded with this infection. Picking at your pimples and repeatedly touching your skin only serves to spread the bacteria that already exist. One of the answers to how to get rid of acne marks is to not pick at or touch your acne at all.

Vitamin E oil is another alternative. Vitamin E has been used for years as a moisturizer and a scar reducer. Finally, Lavender oil which can be found at your local health or homeopathic store has been long associated with skin care.

Persons with more severe cases may be wondering how to get rid of acne marks when natural remedies fail. Help may be as close as your local dermatologist. There is no reason to suffer in shame and embarrassment. A specialist can help you decide on the best regimen for you. Here is a sampling of some of the services that may be available to you.

Retin-A is powerful topical ointment that is available in prescription strength. In concentrated doses it can be very irritating to the skin and prolonged exposure to the sun is to be avoided.

The remaining services will be performed by a dermatologist in a professional office setting. Some of these procedures may require general anesthesia. Be sure to check credential s and find a reputed dermatologist before receiving treatment.

There are many solutions on how to get rid of acne marks. One must determine the severity of the marks and many things may need to be tried before a solution is found. For lesser marks, try some of the natural home remedies that are available. Retin-A in its less concentrated form can be found in many over the counter skin products. Consult with a dermatologist of good repute to discuss more extreme methods if needed.

This author has suffered from acne their whole life. Do not avoid living your life to the fullest because of embarrassing acne. Acne is not your fault and you shouldn't feel as if it is. Try the home remedies or find a compassionate practitioner that is devoted to helping you with your skin. - 30443

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How To Prepare For Pregnancy

By Pam Moore

Almost every woman is blessed with the capacity to have children in her lifetime. It is considered to be one of the greatest gifts that a woman can give her husband. Having a child would make the couple more closer together, and at this point in their lives they can actually call themselves a family. Upon learning that the woman is pregnant, most couples excitedly start planning for her pregnancy and eventual childbirth.

When talking about pregnancy, it is very important to know about preconception issues regarding on giving birth. A check up with the physician or midwife would be highly advisable for the woman in order to prepare for childbirth. Physical preparation is also needed for giving birth, since this could change the normal function of the woman's body. A caregiver would be helpful in preparing the woman's body in conceiving, and also impart information concerning potential problems in pregnancy. Anxiety is commonly felt at this point, since the woman would really have to follow certain precautions in order to conceive a healthy baby. By seeking advice regarding on preconception, safety, lifestyle changes, prenatal vitamins, and the importance of folic acid, the woman could really prepare herself for giving birth.

When preparing for pregnancy, some changes in the woman's lifestyle might have to be made. Smoking cigarettes is a definitely off-limits, and also the consumption of alcohol. These addictions can affect the health of both the woman and her unborn child. A woman might need to lose or gain weight, according to her present weight relative to her height and build. Being too fat or too thin might bring complications for both the woman and the baby. A good start in preparing for childbirth would be to establish a mild exercise regime for the duration of the pregnancy. Consult your physician about nutrition and working out routines.

Becoming more educated about the woman's body while on the early stages of giving birth is essential for proper knowledge of the situation. Various parts of a woman's body have specific roles when it comes to pregnancy. Certain disorders from both prospective parents should be discussed with the physician for additional health background information. Anxiety is also felt by the couple since this is a very critical stage for the woman. Preconception stress is completely normal in women about to have a child, considering factors such as scheduling, sexuality, and self esteem, among many others.

When preparing for childbirth, the couple should be confident enough to know how to handle a child. Knowledge of early pregnancy symptoms are also important since these are signs that giving birth would happen in due time. When the couple feels that they are ready, then a visit to the Obstetrician/Gynecologist would help in gleaning more information on pregnancy. At this point, the couple can make use of a pregnancy calendar in order to follow the due course of giving birth. Anxiety is often felt by women when they know that they are pregnant. Feelings of worry and tension are usual signs that shows her being anxious about being pregnant. But by spending time with your husband, finding time to relax and unwind, with good exercise, anxiety should not be much of a problem. All you have to worry about now is what are we going name our baby? - 30443

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Clean Up Before Studying

By Dr. Jay Polmar

Did you know that you already have the greatest reading acceleration device ever discovered. It's simply --- your hand and it will help you read faster. And, people have spent thousands trying to increase their reading speed and comprehension percentage. But, there is no machine every discover that will do more for you than learning to coordinate your pacing finger and using the 4 special techniques we'll teach you.

What do your eyes do while you are "trying" to read? If you're like most people, your eyes are jerking around, looking, searching, and bouncing here and there. Then they will fixate for a second or two and maybe move on again causing your brain to wonder what you're doing. Sound familiar? Untrained readers go through this often.

Untrained readers experience this al lot. By learning speed reading, which includes the speed-pacing movement, you'll learn how to control and then accelerate your coordination related to reading. A pacing technique, from the Evelyn Wood collection, is taught in Speed Reading in Only One Hour - and it's going to increase your reading speed 50% in less than 10 minutes.

You'll do you best on exams by having a study environment that is optimum for study. focused lighting, arranged study area, with books and materials arranged. Computer turned on for research or input of information, nature sounds or baroque music, and total privacy. Stay away from problems - study with music with words, TV, sisters or brothers or lovers, and for god sake - stay away from alcohol and drugs because the muddy the mental abilities with a perfectly created study space in the information will go in properly and easily be retrieved.

Now you've set the stage for a successful learning process, using all the tools that we provide in Speed Reading in Only One Hour, you'll learn to enjoy your newly found ability to read, retain, recall - a great experience. - 30443

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Live An Addiction Free Life

By Andrew Johnson

Lived an abnormal life gripped in drug addiction? Is life not worth living for anymore? Life is the most precious gift of god & you have every right to live your life as normally as others do. Get to know more about drug addiction & how to come out of it.

Drug abuse can lead to drug dependence or addiction. Drug addiction may also follow the use of drugs for physical pain relief, though this is rare in people without a previous history of addiction. The exact reason of drug abuse and dependence is not yet known.

The genetic make-up of the individuals, peer pressure, emotional distress, anxiety, depression, and environmental stress are all factors which seem to be involved. Children who grow up in an environment of illicit drug use may first see their elders using drugs. This may put them at a higher risk for developing an addiction later in life for both environmental and genetic reasons.

Drug intoxication and drug overdose may be accidental or intentional. Drug withdrawal symptoms can occur when use of a substance is stopped. Withdrawal symptoms vary, depending on the particular substance. The withdrawal symptom depends on the length of time the drug was being used. Drug intoxication, overdose, and withdrawal can be life-threatening in some situations.

Drug Rehab was brought about to combat the evil effect of drug addiction as its use became more and more prevalent among teenagers and adolescents. The punk and rock culture that was prevalent made the use of these drugs appear 'cool' and once caught in the grip of this evil, the individual became more and more dependent on its use.

It is often advised that a patient stays at least 3 months in drug rehab, as those who stay longer have better results than those who spend less time.

Everyone is entitled to a happy, joyous, addiction-free life, with all of its benefits. The best rehab is the one that guarantees improved health, success in relationships, a feeling of self-worth & a life of abundance.

Individuals and families alike find sanctuary from the pain of drug abuse - at Sunset Malibu. Their addiction recovery facility is set in a beautiful, private location in Malibu, California. The patients will experience the highest quality amenities and comforts they deserve. - 30443

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Money Strategies For Your Growing Family

By Edie Mindell

Many families today are facing a financial crisis. Sometimes we are not sure if we can still cope up with the increasing prices of the basic commodities that our family needs. Much to our dismay, having kids in the family means a financial roller-coaster ride of your life in today's setting.

But rising prices do not necessarily mean having to risk your children's needs and welfare. Here are a few tips to aid you in what you should do to save money for your family's growing needs.

1. Set a budget

Have a written plan on how to spend your money for food and other basic needs, and put the amount in an envelope. Bring this envelope with you when you shop for your family's basic needs, and spend only what is in it. By doing so, you only get to spend what your budget permits and avoid the hassle of mounting bills. The money you save can go to other things that your children might need.

2. Have a list

When going shopping, bring a list and stick to it. Experts say that at least 20 percent more is spent on impulse items when shoppers don't bring a list.

3. Cut down on eating out

Cut down on eating out, ordering take out, or having food delivered. It may take some effort but the money you save will amaze you.

4. Skip the junk foods

Sodas, chips, candies, and all those munchies not only cost money, but they don't give value for money in terms of nutrients. If you and your family must have potato chips, make your own! At least you can control all the ingredients that go with it.

5. Make a weekly menu

By doing this, you get to plan what ingredients you have to buy, thus eliminating those that are not really needed. A menu also lets you check if your children are getting enough nutritious meals throughout the week. It also saves you the hassle of thinking what to cook everyday.

6. Grab the sale

Grab the discount and sales opportunity the malls and stores are offering. This is a great way to save on money while shopping for your children's needs. You get to buy the quality things your family needs without having to stretch your budget to the limit.

7. Go for discount coupons

Discount coupons offered in the internet are a great way to save money. Join a reputable contest in the internet that offers freebies and discount coupons as a reward. In this way, you get to shop for your children's needs without having to spend a single centavo.

As a parent, you need to look for ways on how to save money for your children's future. Your children depends on you, and the way you budget your income would greatly affect them. So, be wise and save a lot. - 30443

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Why Choose Zodiac Tattoos

By Roar Elias Georgsen

One out of every 10 individuals in America are said to have at least a single tattoo on their body. Previously a practice that has been frowned upon and has been stereotyped as unhygienic and rebellious, tattooing is now gaining a wide acceptance in the whole world. No longer are tattoos viewed in a negative light, but are rather seen as a means of self-expression and creativity.

Thus, from the oldest to the youngest, whether a corporate individual or a free-spirited biker, one would sure have a tattoo or at least plan to have one. Apparently, the practice of tattooing has already crossed boundaries.

Tattoos come in all shapes and sizes. The most common are dragons, koi fishes, Japanese and Chinese characters, and of course, roses. In choosing a tattoo design, careful consideration must take place for this becomes part of your life in more ways than one. After all, you wear the tattoo not like a simple accessory which you can take on or off at will. Rather, it will be with you for the rest of your life. In fact, removing a tattoo is a very painful and expensive process.

Thus, before one finally decides to have one, careful planning and decision is required. Because most individuals want to wear something that represents them, a perfect choice of tattoo design would be a zodiac tattoo. All individuals have a zodiac sign which reveals something about their personality, their tastes, characteristics and preferences. Interestingly, few people think of getting a tattoo of their zodiac sign. For one thing, you are born with a zodiac sign and you cannot erase that fact. So a tattoo with your zodiac sign is one fact that you can always have with you forever. Then it becomes an interesting start of any conversation. You can actually make more friends with your zodiac tattoo.

Each individual has a corresponding zodiac sign depending on the month that they were born. Accordingly, there are 12 zodiac signs for each month: Aries, Gemini, Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

However, one need not worry that ones tattoo would turn out to be exactly the same as another person who was born on the same month. You can actually ensure that the tattoos are done in a unique and special way to match the client's preference and taste. Thus, no two tattoos would turn out to be exactly the same.

Zodiac tattoos could be customized for the client himself or herself. You can choose from a photo gallery that presents an array of pleasing designs. Thus, the procedure usually involves choosing an initial design from a wide variety of designs available. For instance, if one wants a Leo tattoo, there would be a wide variety of images to choose from. One could therefore either choose among the designs available or choose a design and then have it customized according to one's taste.

One could view the different designs available from their photo gallery which would eventually help an individual decide on what tattoo he or she would like to have. - 30443

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