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Month: July 2018

Choosing the Right Office to Rent

Before you think about moving your business to another rented awards, or if you are thinking about moving a business that you started at home, which has now grown to the point that you need to rent office space, it is important to think about your business needs. You need to prioritize your needs and be clear about what you are looking for before you even begin the search for the right office to rent. Being clear and setting objectives will make the hunt easier and also shorter as there will be plenty of offices to rent – you just need to make sure that you get the right one. If you have a list of necessary facilities and requirements, it will be easier to strike of those on the list that do not meet your requirements. You will more than likely have to compromise on some of your 'wish list' requirements, but as long as you are not compromising on aspects that are essential to the successful operation of you business then finding an office to rent will be easier. What to consider when renting an office: What is your budget? It is important to look at this first as it will give you an idea of ​​what you can afford. You need to remember about business rates, legal fees and any service charges that come with the...

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Oversized Vintage Sunglasses Always in Style

Styles and fashions go in cycles. This is true for sunglasses as well as clothing. As a matter of fact oversized vintage sunglasses are back in style. Finally, we are through with the little bug eyed purple sunglasses with tiny wire frames that did little to protect your eyes. We are getting back to something big so that your eyes are protected from those sun rays. Frames are also oversized. Black and white frames were the most popular for the time period. If you are having trouble visualizing these oversized sunglasses, think of Elvis Presley. Elvis wore the sunglasses that were popular during the late 70s and early 80s. His favorite style seems to have been the aviator shape glasses. Aviator glasses are in the shape of a right triangle with the corners well rounded. The glasses are wider at the outer edge of the face and narrower toward the nose. The lenses are basically a straight line across the top. Another popular style had rectangular lenses. These glasses were often curved to fit around the face, but the basic shape was that of a rectangle. Of course, once again corners of the rectangle were rounded off. Another variation of the rectangle was the square glasses. A final shape of oversized sunglasses that deserves mention here are the round sunglasses. They were not as popular for as long and...

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2000-2010 – The Decade That Music Died

Over the past ten years a majority of the top ten songs on the Billboard charts has been consistent trendsetters. Songs that have saturated radio airwaves by the masses are placed in constant rotation to enthrall us. These songs appeal to a certain audience that often allow those in the music industry to capitalize on the opportunity to gain new fans of the most popular genres of music today. But some of these genres of today music have lost the luster for true music lovers, that they often resort to the classic CD’s from their youth just to hear music they deem as good music. But what is considered “good music”? According to industry executives, “good music” is “any music that can capture the attention of an audience.” However; for the demographic of listeners in their mid twenties to mid thirties, “good music” is music that’s worth listening to many years after, and whose lyrics has meaning and depth. So if the music industry has released nothing but “good music” over the past ten years, then why is it that the demographic of listeners in their mid twenties, thirties and older doesn’t find it worth listening to? After further discussion with Atlanta’s LS Muzik Group, a company representative says, “most of the music that is released today has a certain appeal that reflects the trend set during that time....

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It’s Time for America to Face Its Shadow Around Racism

Making Intolerance and the Intolerant Intolerable Yes, I know… The subtitle of this article is a paradox. But since I am supposedly capable of holding multiple perspectives at the same time, I’m perfectly fine with it, especially for the purposes of this article “The Shadow In America: Reclaiming the Soul of a Nation,” was first published in 1994. Compiled by Jeremiah Abrams with a foreword by Thomas Moore, and with contributions by Abrams, Jacquelyn Small, Aaron Kipnis, Robert Bly, and others, it presented an optimistic view of the firm ground needed to strip away the darkness that hides our country’s darker soul: racism. Twenty-plus years later, that optimistic view and the dream of unity has been stripped away and has been replaced by the original sin of “separation,” the polar opposite views of American Exceptionalism, increasing intolerance against anyone deemed an “other,” not like us, and fear of “those people.” When did we become such cowards? It’s easy to blame the racist rants of leaders who loudly denigrate the “others,” but if leaders weren’t supported by a large number of people, they wouldn’t be able to get away with it. A leader and a large number of people and their shadow/hatred/fear of the “other”- spurred on by the silence of those who may not agree but are afraid to speak up – encourage their hatred to feed upon one...

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Let's Make Macaroons Just Like at Grandma's

I've been making Chocolate Macaroons for my family for years. It's almost a no brain-er for me as I make them so often. But, apparently, there's lots of folks that do not know how to make them. When talking to a bunch of friends not too long ago, they were quite surprised that I make them. Either they remember them from Grandma's or they thought it was a very complex recipe only a few could master. I'm here to set things right! Yes, you may remember them from Grandma's but they are not hard to make. I've been baking these little gems since I was a teenager and I'm not aware of many teens that make ANYTHING hard. Oh, I did get this recipe from my Grandma (who actually got it from her mother) but over the many years it has not lost its YUMMINESS. CHOCOLATE MACAROONS 14 oz. Sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated) 3 squares unsweetened chocolate Te teaspoon salt 8 oz. Shredded coconut 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Tip: you can substitute baking cocoa for the chocolate. Just add about 9 tablespoons of baking cocoa and a little cooking oil instead. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet. In the top of a double boiler, combine Sweetened condensed milk, chocolate and salt. Cook over boiling water until chocolate melts and it all thickens. Remove...

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