Month: October 2017

How to Prepare for a Sabbatical Year

Share: If you are stuck in your office browsing through pictures with tropical beaches and dazzling mountains, you could be just tired or in need of a real, extended break. The idea of a sabbatical year (or half-year) emerged in academia, but applies to most careers and can help avoid burnout. Humans are explorers, conquerors, and although we have settled into 9 to 5 routines, our ancestral wondering lust did not die with this. There is something about going on an adventure that makes people rediscover the simple pleasures, think more about their role in the world and emerge...

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Dining Out? What You Need to Do if You Have Food Allergies

Share: According to the US Food and Drug Administration, about two percent of adults and five percent of children in America suffer from food allergies. Of this number, about 30,000 undergo emergency room treatments and about 150 individuals die due to allergic reactions. Some of the leading causes of food allergies are milk, eggs, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, and soybeans. Unfortunately, a cure for allergies has yet to be developed, and if you are allergic to certain types of food, avoiding these is your only option. What causes food allergies? Allergic reactions to food happen because your body’s...

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Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is Oct. 21-22, 2017

Share: Lighthouses and select museums throughout the state will host the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey weekend on Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.  This is an opportunity to visit each participating lighthouse over the weekend as you tour the state to help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation. These majestic beacons have played an important role in New Jersey’s history, guarding mariners and protecting our coasts for three centuries. Lighthouses serve as a reminder of American ingenuity while honoring the values of safety and heroism. Visit the lighthouses and museums on the Challenge for an opportunity to...

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How Companies can Improve the Checkout Process

Share: If you have a website on which people can checkout and pay for items, then you may be seeing many consumers abandoning their basket before this is complete. The problem with the payment process can come in at any point, we’re here to tell you how you can improve this process to get a higher rate of checkouts. Allow a Guest Check Out We don’t always want to register for an account to check out and complete our transaction, especially for a quick fashion deal. Offering users the option to check out as a guest, instead of divulging...

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Elevate Your Vacation to New Levels with a Heli-Hiking Adventure

Share: He seemed like such a nice guy. That was the group’s initial impression of our hiking guide, Paul, a mellow, Canuck with a wry sense of humor. He appeared calm and assuring as he gathered us around to talk about our first hike of the day. Moments before, the helicopter had gently set us down in front of Howser Towers, an impressive set of peaks in the Bugaboos, a range within the Columbia Mountains of British Columbia. The name “Bugaboo” actually means a hoax in Old English. Story has it that when folks came up here looking for...

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