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8 Reasons To Obtain NLP Certification Now

Posted by Laura Bentz on Jan 10, 2017

Neuro-linguistic programming may be a new concept to you, but the history surrounding it is nothing new. If you want to live a professional life in which you work smarter rather than harder, you have ways of achieving your goals. Not sure if NLP training is right for you? This guide will show you why it may be exactly what you need right now. 1. Neuro-linguistic programming focuses on a variety of methods that help you achieve (and then maintain) excellence on a personal level. Excellence is defined by your own personal standards, allowing you to customize your experience in a way. 2. NLP training allows you to develop strong relationships with people, even those you might consider to be difficult to deal with. You will find yourself able to build these relationships with newfound strength in reading physical signals that people send out unconsciously. In the process, you will also learn how to become a better listener. 3. NLP will teach you how to become a more motivated person based on theories designed by those with previous success. Sometimes it takes just a bit more work to get motivated, and the tips you learn in training will help you get there. 4. You will learn how to better use words to your advantage, avoiding those that hurt and starve relationships rather than help them. Overall, your communication skills will become enhanced. 5. Training in NLP allows you to ask for what you want, especially when you better understand...

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Riddle Me This: 3 Things You Didn’t Know About Riddles

Posted by Laura Bentz on Nov 29, 2016

Riddles have been around for a long time, and are designed to tease the mind and make a person think outside the box. This quirky word play has been incorporated into nursery rhymes and stories for children as well as mind-challenging tasks for adults. Here are 3 things you didn’t know about riddles so you can really appreciate the cleverness that go into each and every one of these stunning little word problems. The hardest riddle is solved by children Did you know that a majority of Harvard students cannot guess the correct answer to the hardest riddle in the world, but 84% of kindergarten students can come up with the correct response in 6 minutes or less? If your answer is ‘No’, you might be closer to this ‘polarizing’ riddle than you’d think. This puzzling riddle is quirky and fun, not to mention a real brain buster. Once you know the answer though, you wonder how you could have missed it the first time. The Greeks came up with riddles While no one knows for sure exactly which riddle is the oldest in the world, it is known that Greek mythology is to credit for riddles in general. Riddles are known to go back as far as 600 B.C. or later. The oldest known riddle is said to have been derived from the Riddle of the Sphinx and is even mentioned in biblical resources. The first recorded riddle was much later, in 1650 B.C. and is a favorite...

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Choosing The Right Tablecloths For Your Wedding Reception

Posted by Laura Bentz on Sep 15, 2016

A beautiful and memorable reception is all about the details. Tablecloth selection is just one of the little things you don’t want to overlook. When choosing tablecloths to rent for your reception, make sure you know what to look for. Ambiance Tablecloths are more than just coverings for tables. They are also decorative elements that can complement a space when chosen wisely, but they can do the opposite when the wrong selection is made. Make sure your tablecloth is on target with the overall look of the space for your event. For example, for a more formal setting, a cotton or polyester blend would be more ideal than a vinyl or laminated fabric; however, for a more casual feel, the latter pair of options would be better suited. Cotton and polyester blends are generally more weighted and flowy, making them appear more luxurious. Vinyl and laminated fabrics are shiny and very stiff. Menu Most rentals don’t require you to clean the tablecloths before returning them, but even still, you don’t want dirty tablecloths serving as a backdrop for your pictures. Consider the menu before selecting the color and material of the tablecloth. In terms of color, menus full of sauce covered and greasy foods would probably fair best with darker hued fabrics to mask staining. Although you don’t have to worry about cleaning the tablecloths before you return them, some providers may charge you if they are unable to remove stains. Red wine and tomato-based sauces can sometimes be...

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3 Fun Reasons To Rent A Photo Booth

Posted by Laura Bentz on Sep 8, 2016

Whenever you are hosting some type of party, event, or other gathering where you are going to be inviting a good amount of people, it is important that you have things for them to do. One source of entertainment that many people love is a photo booth. Taking pictures for fun is an enjoyable thing for most people, and they will likely love the whole photo booth setup. This article will discuss 3 fun reasons to rent a photo booth.  A Costume Party Whether you are having a dress up party that is themed or if you are doing a Halloween party, you are going to have a lot of guests dressed up in some pretty awesome costumes. Since everyone has gone to the trouble of getting all decked out for your party, it can be a super fun idea to document their costumes. The perfect way to do this is to rent a photo booth. Each couple, family, or person that comes to your party can hop into the photo booth and take some fun pictures. They will then have their own personal pictures that will be printed out so that they can remember your fun party and their awesome costume forever. A Wedding Reception Another awesome event where your guests will absolutely love having a photo booth is a wedding reception. The photo booth is going to be great for both you and them. It will be great for you because it will help you to remember...

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Six Fun Facts You Probably Never Knew About Pianos And Piano Tuning

Posted by Laura Bentz on Jul 11, 2016

Whether you own a piano or simply appreciate fine piano music, you may not know much about the piano’s history or about the piano tuning profession–a vital role in piano performance. Here are six fun facts that you can use to impress your musical friends. 1. Pianos are a fairly recent invention. If you own a piano, you likely take it for granted that the instrument has been around forever; after all, those Classical and Romantic compositions for piano go centuries back, right? True, but until around the end of the18th Century, the harpsichord was a much more popular instrument, at home and in the concert hall, and the pianoforte (as it was known then) was in its infancy. Most people tuned their own harpsichords, which was much easier than tuning a piano, due primarily to the reduced string tension of the former. Gradually, music lovers realized that the harpsichord had little dynamic variation because of its very percussive action, and it produced poor volume in larger residential rooms or music halls. This paved the way for the increased popularity of the pianoforte during the 19th Century. 2. Early piano tuners had a complicated job. Those early pianos were constantly changing as the technology improved, and piano tuning was quickly left to professionals. They had a tough job trying to keep up with all the different sizes and shapes. Did you know that most early grand pianos were square shaped? 3. Many White House residents have had pianos. Many...

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Wedding Planning On A Budget: Here’s How You Can Save On Your Flower Arrangements

Posted by Laura Bentz on Apr 28, 2016

Just because you are planning your wedding on a budget doesn’t mean that you have to skimp on beautiful flower arrangements for the ceremony itself as well as the reception afterward. As long as you’re willing to do a little legwork, you can create eye-appealing flower arrangements for your special event that are sure to impress your guests without breaking the budget. The following tips and tricks should help make the process easy: Consider Buying Wholesale A great way to save money on your flower arrangements without sacrificing the quality or elegance of your arrangements is to buy the accessories you need at wholesale prices. Since you’ll be creating several arrangements for the event, you can purchase all of your vases in bulk and save a significant amount of money on each piece overall. Thanks to the discounts, you may even be able to purchase higher quality vases than you’d hoped for while still staying within your original budget. In addition to buying your glass vases wholesale, you can purchase embellishments for the vases, such as ribbon, customized labels, and lace fittings, at wholesale too. Mix and Match Your Flowers By mixing and matching the flowers that you include in your arrangements, you can save money and enhance the depth of each piece. Hydrangeas have large flower heads, so you need fewer of them to fill a vase. Mixing them with bold roses and delicate daisies will optimize color and scent while minimizing the number of flowers you’ll need...

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Panning for Gold

Panning for gold is a fun family activity and an activity that children can enjoy while they are learning about American history and the gold rush.


Horseshoes is a popular game at picnics and parties all over the country. Players take turns tossing a horseshoe at a metal pole for points.

Haystack Search

A haystack search is an easy game. All you need is a haystack, something to hide in it and a few people to search through it.