Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Crazy 8 2017 Denim Collection!

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Crazy 8 Sale On Now!

Crazy 8 has added 7 new washes to their denim collection, making them the place to buy Denim for this back to school season!! I can't wait to check these out, Crazy 8 makes the ONLY jeans that fit my 5yr old perfectly, and since he's starting Kindergarten in September, I need to hit up Crazy 8 and buy him about 5 pair!

Go Back to School with Gymboree!

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Gymboree has an amazing Back to School Collection available now!! It's almost that time again, back to school, something I don't want to think about. Even though we still have 6 weeks left of summer, that still means it's quickly dwindling down and I'm not ready!!

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Up to 70% Off at Gymboree today!!! Awesome deals, Awesome clothes and your children will be the most stylish at school, whether it be preschool or 6th grade!!

2017 Toyota Prius Prime

2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Are you in the market for a very energy efficient hybrid car? The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime just might be the car for you. The Toyota Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid and gets 54 MPG and 133 MPGEe (on the battery). 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Four Essay Writing Tips to make your Assignments Easier

You may think you know everything about research paper writing or you may struggle each time you get an assignment; the following steps is something you might want to consider. After all, when it comes to getting a high grade, every little thing matters.
Tip 1: Everything is possible with an essay
If there is some space for creativity among the strict academic standards, it’s definitely on the part of essay writing. Subjective ideas, flowery metaphors, unexpected associations, quotes from favorite songs. You can use any method possible and express every idea of yours that you couldn’t express during strictly structured lectures and lab classes. The best writing advice here would be this: think out of the box and show your creative self.
Tip 2: Don’t forget about standards
That being said, essays still have their standard structure you must always follow. Of course, some professors may not have any strict requirements as to the essay structure, but in this case, basic common sense applies. This is why you need to remember the following:
Essays are for expressing your point of view in a written form. If you don’t want to strike your professor as someone who has logic issues, you should better stick to the conventional paper structure (Introduction-Main part-Conclusion). Yes, there may be exceptions, but it would be better to discuss them with your professor.
Choose your essay style and content based on a specific task you were given, your essay topics and goals you need to achieve. Usually they give you essay writing assignment in order to assess your ability to analyze and think critically. But it would be strange if your essay on physics contained tons of philosophical ranting or if your analytics essay included only bare facts with no explanation or attempt to interpret them.
Using plagiarisms is showing your lack of self-respect. You do have a personal point of view, right? Besides, essay writing isn’t like research paper writing; it’s a smaller form of academic paper assignment and its size isn’t as important as to resort to stealing ideas that belong to someone else.
Using sources is very important. If you use references to some reputable sources, your essay automatically gains more credibility. Just don’t forget to use every reference as a quote and make a list of references to every source you’ve used.

Tip 3: Put your ideas in order
Now you can wait for inspiration or just use the brainstorming method. Don’t be afraid of the blank page: it won’t stay like that for a long time.
Read your essay topic attentively. What kind of ideas, examples, facts pop up in your mind? Write them all down as they are, in any form that suits you best. If you have enough time, leave your essay alone for a couple of days and just read various sources or watch video materials related to your essay topic. You can be sure that when you come back to writing your essay, you’ll already have fully shaped ideas.
In case your professor recommended considering certain publications and printed sources, find them. If that’s not the case, find all kind of related materials on the subject. Write down some quotes you especially like.
Now read all the ideas and quotes you wrote down. Maybe you’ll see that some of them support your point of view nicely. Time to bring them all together - find relevant examples or even statistics data and analyze them. This is how you create you build your essay, step by step, till you realize that you have enough material. Now you can write an introduction (presentation of your essay topic and explanation what it is about) and a conclusion.
It would be better if you rewrite your essay some time after you finish the draft copy. Take a break, and then try to notice how logical your essay structure is, whether your arguments support your thesis statements well and if there are no mistakes. Think whether you would really like this essay if you were your professor.
Tip 4: Make it stand out
Of course, better writing would result in an essay they will show as a model work to other students. Your task is to make your essay stand out among tens of others. If your essay format requirements allow this, write it in a form of a dialogue, a letter, or in an autobiography format. Your options are limited by your imagination only. Think of an unusual title, some strong impressive quote to use as an epigraph. This will definitely draw some attention to your work.

And remember that working on essays you don’t just earn grades; you also do yourself a big favor and develop your argumentative skills.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Why our Yogurt Maker has Become My Favorite Household Item

Yogurt is a super food, in my opinion, and it’s been a great part of our daily life ever since I got a yogurt maker. I was well-aware of the many benefits that fermented foods have on the human digestive system and a plethora of other parts in our bodies. However, I hadn’t had the opportunity to test out some recipes. To be honest, making yogurt without an appliance seemed way too complicated for me.
Store-bought yogurt simply doesn’t have the same nutrients as the one you can make at home. You can’t know what sort of additives and artificial colors go into your favorite brand, and the worst of all is that these chemicals can make a typically healthy food totally unhealthy.
Once you decide that buying a yogurt maker makes sense, you’ll learn loads of ways to include natural probiotics into your daily recipes. There are a plethora of things you can do with your homemade yogurt as the sky’s the limit when it comes to all the delicious pies and desserts you can prepare with it.
I would also want to add that getting such an appliance actually saves you money in the long run. You could save up to half of the pennies you spend at the store. If you aren’t convinced about the benefits offered by homemade yogurt, I’ll give you an example that made me think of it from an entirely different perspective. There are varieties of store-bought yogurt that can last for as many as three months. We’ve learned to take time spans like these without so much as the blink of an eye, but the fact is that normal yogurt should never last more than a week in your fridge.
Natural things get spoiled all the time, and that’s the way it’s got to be.
Since store-bought yogurt is commercialized in plastic containers, you’ll help the environment if you start making your own because you’ll use less plastic in the long run. Besides, there’s no one telling you how fat or low-fat you want your yogurt to be. In this sense, you don’t have too many options when you go to the supermarket.
So that’s my view of yogurt makers in general. There are two kinds of such appliances available for sale these days. With some, you can make a big batch of yogurt in a single container, while with others you’ll do the same just in six or seven individual jars. If you do decide to choose such a product, my advice to you would be to steer clear of those that contain BPA or have been made from plastic.

In fact, if you select a model with individual jars, it would be a good idea to check whether or not they’re made from glass. The appliance will rely on a high temperature to create the fermentation that would normally take place in the span of a couple of days or more. You don’t want any nasty phthalates in your yogurt coming from any plastic component.