As the number of older Americans balloons, so too does the proportion of the population they comprise. According to the 2010 US Census, over 40 million Americans – 13% – are 65 or older. In comparison with 2000 data, “the population grew at a faster rate in the older ages than in the younger ages.”

This trend is expected to continue and accelerate. As a result, issues surrounding the care of the elderly will become increasingly important.

Many aspects of dealing with aging, such as the need for assisted living facilities, have a social stigma attached. This need not be the case. With a change in perspective on aging and caring for the elderly, people can realize that assisted living can be enhanced living. Read more…

According to Wikipedia, an entrepreneur is defined as “an enterprising individual who builds capital through risk and/or innovation”. Over the years, energetic, innovative and forward-thinking individuals have driven their companies from humble beginnings to global success.

Here are ten of the most influential and successful entrepreneurs in recent history:

1 – Steve Jobs (Apple)

Steve Jobs epitomized the modern entrepreneur. He led Apple into a market-leading position with products such as the iPad and iPhone. An unconventional soul, Steve Jobs’ attitude was always one of arrogance. He was renowned for not conducting market research, once implying that it is the manufacturer who tells the consumer what they want, not the other way around.

2 – Bill Gates (Microsoft)

Bill Gates is among the few business people who can claim they have changed the world twice in a single lifetime. First there was the introduction of the personal computer. Second came global health and public education initiatives. Microsoft’s founder is renowned for his attitude towards using small teams of smart people. Read more…

Just about everyone at some point in their life will consider playing a musical instrument of some sort. This is because the desire to make music is inherent in human nature.

If you don’t believe that just try and think of someone you know who does not hum, sing in the shower, play faux drums when listening to music or who does not try and sing along with every song that comes on the radio. It’s hard isn’t it? That’s because people love music and that is a given, period.

Stop Dreaming and Get Busy

There is a distinct difference between someone who dreams of playing guitar and someone who actually does it. You can sit around and talk about the fact that you wish you knew how to play the guitar or you can do something about it, the choice is yours. If you are serious then the first thing you are going to want to do is choose the best guitar for beginners.

Think about what kind of guitar you would like to end up playing. Will you ultimately want to play rhythm, lead, bass, classical etc.? This is a pretty important decision and having a goal in the beginning is always helpful. Remember, you can always switch later. Read more…

Visitors are the lifeblood of your blog, people you probably will never meet unless they’re your relatives or you attend conferences where you cross each other’s paths. The former may take pity on you and make the occasional visit to help brighten your day. The latter may smile to your face, but secretly wish your blog was more user-friendly.

If people were honest, they would tell you what is wrong with your blog. Then again, if you were to ask them, you might find the following shortcomings are contributing to your blog’s high bounce rate:

1 – You talk too much about yourself.

Yes, it is true: you are the hype king, a self-promotional type of person who talks all about himself and forgets that he has an audience.

Guess what? Blogging isn’t about you: it is about them – your readers. Lose the first person voice and write in the third person. Talk about people besides yourself and generously link out to quality websites.

Self-promoting has its limits. Unfortunately, you’ve pushed this boundary a bit too far and too often here. Read more…

So, you are interested in launching a real estate blog or website. Once you’ve successfully determined your business objectives, your target markets and voice and tone of your blog, next you should figure out ways in which you will manage all this once it is up and running.

First, you will need a robust Content Management System (CMS), which will help you simplify all activities associated with plugins, managing edits, ascertaining site structure, SEO, and tons of other useful things that will simplify blog management.

Many real estate agents and realtors often ask whether they should have a blog, a website, or both. Well, it’s best if you can have both as they are inclusive, and by combining them you can have a powerful comprehensive solution. Read more…

The biggest thing that affects a relationship is trust. Many couples never learn how to trust the other one. They are always those couples who are constantly worrying about whether the other one is cheating or lying to them.

The only way that a couple will ever be happy is if they trust one another. You will always have a partner who works with someone of the opposite sex or they may have lifelong friends who are of the opposite sex.

The key thing in any relationship is to trust because no matter what kind of job your partner has, they will be around others that are the opposite sex, it is just how the two of you communicate that will determine if your relationship will get that trust factor before it is too late. My friend, who happens to earn a nurse practitioner salary, always talks about this with me. Read more…

Trespassing is the act of going inside a property without the knowledge of the owner. It is the act of surreptitiously gaining entry into a property or any structure, commercial or other facilities, such as a research center, a school, or a power plant, without permission or authorization.

Those who trespass can be prosecuted in a civil or criminal court, depending on the characteristics of the trespassing incident.

Criminal Trespassing

Criminal trespassing occurs when a person knowingly goes in or remains on a property that is not his, and this can be classified as a misdemeanor. However, other factors can elevate a misdemeanor trespassing charge into a criminal trespassing case.

If, for instance, the trespasser causes damage to property or he hurts the residents, occupants or tenants of the property where he trespassed, like in cases involving burglaries or home invasions, then a trespasser can be charged for criminal trespassing.

Other factors that can enhance a trespassing charge to criminal trespassing include: Read more…

Summer has finally hit the UK. We have blue skies, warm weather, and while most of us would like to be sat in a beer garden with a nice cold glass of Pimms, we’re stuck in offices or summer schools.

Though we have the evenings, most of us still find ourselves on the sofa at 8pm, settling down to the latest installment of Eastenders.

Meanwhile, the thought of donning a swimming costume for your trip to Greece in a couple of months fills you with dread.

Now, I’m not suggesting you fling yourself at the nearest gym screaming “Make me skinny!”. No one wants to be dripping sweat on the treadmill in a 35 degree gym when you could be getting a tan. I’m suggesting you make the most of this weather, get out in the sun, and get fit the fun way!

Here are 5 great ways to get fit without even trying: Read more…

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