Scholarship Applications – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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So after four years of busting your butt, staying up late, cramming tons and tons of information you have found out that the hard work you put in has finally paid off. You have tons of college offers pouring through your mailbox and now you wonder what’s next. Like millions of soon to be college students out there you can go ahead and sign up for the numerous private loans available for school and get yourself into thousands of dollars in debt before you even pick up your first college book or you can go the alternative path and sign up for as many scholarships that you can qualify for. Signing up for a school loan is relatively easy and the majority of application process depends on your credit score. Thankfully the scholarships application process works in a much more different fashion.

There are a majority of scholarships applications out there that are based on merit. Meaning your previous grades in high school, your athletic achievements, academic achievements. And in some cases you can qualify for a scholarship based on your ethnicity and family background. I’ll have to admit that some of qualifications you have to go through during the scholarships application process can be very difficult.

But not all scholarships are equal. The amount of free money you can receive from the scholarships can range from $100-$10,000 and in some cases it can be even more than that. Thankfully there are some scholarships out there that hand out upwards of $10,000 and the qualification is based on your ethnicity. You can thank your relatives and grandparents for giving you that edge.

Get a head start on other college students whether you are a mother going back to school after some time or you are a current college student by checking out this free and easy scholarships application at


How Air-conditioning Can Affect Your Lips

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Air-conditioning

Air-conditioning in buildings can create an atmospheric condition causing facial lips to be dry. Lack of moisture in the air causes the skin to become cracked or flaky. Air-conditioning is designed to cool air in buildings when outdoor temperatures are high. The process of cooling the air reduces humidity. Humidity is moisture in the air. Sometimes air-conditioning reduces the moisture so much that individuals feel thirsty and dehydrated. Individuals spending most of their time in air-conditioned buildings may develop chapped lips.

What are Chapped Lips?

Most individuals have experienced cracked or dry lips. The skin on facial lips may peel or develop small cracks. The cracks may be deep enough to cause bleeding. Facial lips can become inflamed while appearing swollen and red. Individuals may experience pain from a burning sensation of dry facial lips. Severe chapped lips can lead to chronic infections of the skin. Occasionally, other regions of the face can also develop inflammation from dry facial lips.

Chronic Conditions

A common complication of chapped lips is angular cheilitis. This condition can be caused by bacteria or fungus entering the fissures of dry facial lips. It primarily affects the corners of the mouth. The skin located around the corners of the mouth will become inflamed. Dry red patches of skin will develop. This painful condition often causes a chronic itchiness. The condition can spread to the chin, cheeks and nose. Individuals may constantly lick their facial lips to relieve the itchiness and pain. Licking the lips causes more inflammation because it removes the natural oil.

Symptoms of Chapped Lips

The lips of the face are usually coated with natural oil. The natural oil is produced by oil glands. This oils purpose is to protect facial lips from becoming dry. Occasionally, the facial lips do not produce enough oil to prevent dryness. In addition, individuals may lick their lips too much causing the protective oil layer to be removed. The digestive enzymes in saliva can cause lips to become drier. The use of cosmetics, soaps or other products can also reduce the amount of oil produced by the glands. Lip balms can coat the skin surface to assist in preventing moisture loss.

Caring for Facial Lips

Taking proper care of skin is also important during the hot summer. Air-conditioning can remove moisture from an office or home. Keeping your body properly hydrated is imperative. Drink adequate amounts of water each day. Consume a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy products and protein. It is possible to add moisture to the air of buildings by using a humidifier. A humidifier is a machine that releases moisture droplets into the air. This helps to prevent chapped facial lips.


Mogo Organics Nutritional Health Supplements With A Difference

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have received bad press in the past, largely due to the fact that many of their manufacturers have relied more heavily on marketing than on research. Not so with Mogo Organics, a company that manufactures nutritional health supplements.

Based on a special proprietary health system, Mogo Organics nutritional health supplements help achieve and maintain optimum health by supplying the body with all the ingredients it needs to maintain optimal performance. These supplements work by targeting the body at the cellular level. This system has been proven to effectively restore and maintain optimum health in the human body.

Comprised of 100 percent natural ingredients, these nutritional health supplements can also be taken by diabetics and sufferers of allergies as they dont contain sugar, wheat, eggs, yeast, or corn.

A prime example of the effectiveness of Mogo Organics nutritional health supplements is Mogo Pro, a protein supplement for athletes as well as non-athletes. It is the first ever formula to offer concentrated muscle-strengthening nutrition in just the right amount. Each serving contains the clinically-proven 2000 mg of creatine in a delicious supreme vanilla cream drink.

Other ingredients Mogo Pro include Taurine, which helps promote and maintain vigorous muscle function. Taurine helps send signals from your brain to your muscles telling them to move.

Another example of the comprehensive nature of Mogo Organics nutritional health supplements is Mogo Greens & Fruits. This all-encompassing supplement can provide your body with all its vegetable and fruit needs in a single scoop. For years, the American Heart Association, USDA, FDA, and other internationally-respected scientists and agencies worldwide have emphasised the importance of eating adequate amounts of fruit and vegetables in combination with vitamin supplements to prevent disease and achieve optimal health. This is not always easy and can be expensive.

Now, with Mogo Greens & Fruit, you can have comprehensive antioxidant/phytonutrient and full-spectrum multi-vitamin protection in one scoop. A single 11 gram scoop gives you between 10 and 13 servings in only 35 calories. In addition, this supplement also contains rich marine complex, a combination of five different algae capable of supporting thyroid regulation.

These are only two examples of the potency and power of Mogo Organics nutritional health supplements.

With healthcare costs increasing daily and newer, deadlier diseases constantly appearing on the horizon, it is important to invest in prevention by creating a healthier body. Mogo Organics can be your partner in this endeavour by providing you with a series of nutritional health supplements that will rejuvenate, renew, and revive every cell in your body. Get on the Mogo bandwagon and find yourself on the road to good health.

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Vettel Wish Break ‘Curse’ Hungarian GP

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Budapest – Hungary GP to be one race that has never been won by Sebastian Vettel in his career. The defending champion is hoping to be able to break the “curse” is before the holiday competition.

In six races in Budapest, Red Bull’s best achievement is just riding on the podium both occurring in 2011. Other four races there ended with a third place finish, once finished fourth and failed to finish once. While on his debut in this series, Vettel finished 16th while still defending Toro Rosso.

This season, Vettel has managed to get his first win as a cage aka GP race win and become champions Germany in Canada.

Vettel, is still firmly on top of the standings with a collection of 157 points, 34 points adrift of Fernando Alonso. Victory in Hungary will keep its distance from the closest rival.

“Hungary has some interesting memories for me,” said three-time world champion was quoted by Reuters.

“It was my first race with the Red Bull family. Lets hope I can add to my memories with a win there for the first time before I vacation,” hope Vettel.


Importance Of Driveways In Home Improvement

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Driveways are considered as one of the most effective and safe medium for many purposes constraining to traffic and safety. It is also a universal truth that a perfect drive way plays a key role in home improvement directly or indirectly. Constructions of huge mansions and houses have become very normal these days and it is very important to have proper drive way installed to ensure the safety measures in many ways.

The installation of the drive ways can ensure road safety measures, and also a strong perfect driveway can also ensure the flexibility of the vehicle than to drive on a rough road. There are several aspects on which a driveway is made such as the vehicle coherency, the garage distance, the side pathways and many other factors are considered before constructing the driveway. More over an exclusive drive way laid may also ensure that the entire vehicles leading on that driveway is related to the particular house and other trespassers may be easily monitored adding to more safety of the residence. Having a driveway may also act as a safety measure for the novice drivers.

There are many ways and methodologies for having a perfect driveways installed for each residence and it mainly depends on the flooring and the material used. Moreover, there are different ways to consider in designing driveways like the space, the angle and the volume. The importance of considering these elements in the driveway design would be reflected in the safety and capacity of the driveway. Moreover driveways also have a big part to play when it comes on selling the property for better prospects since a well laid driveway adds real value to the property and since first appearance always is the best, these driveways has the capability to create an unique impact on the house and also on the eyes of the buyers. So driveways are discussed in many aspects and in whatever angle it is viewed, we can be sure that it is a real asset for a home improvement and also for creating a professional impact on our business environment.


Marisa Tomei, The Most Under Used Actress Of Hollywood

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Tomei’s strength is her capability to play both romantic and comedy roles with ease. She is at her best in portraying her roles in romantic comedies. Marisa Tomei’s best performance till date has been in the 1992 comedy film “My Cousin Vinny”. She played the role of Mona Lisa Vito to perfection grabbing an Oscar for Best supporting actress in the process. The next big role was the role of Caroline in “Untamed Heart”. Even though the film didn’t do that well, Tomei was noted for her performance. Tomei wanted to have a believable regional accent and chose a driver to be her dialect trainer.

Marisa Tomei is at her best playing romantic roles. Her usual vibrant nature combined with an exceptional aura of sensuality makes her the ideal choice to play those roles. She may not be sexy in structure as an Angelina Jolie or a Salma Hayek; but her face ooze sexuality. Her performance in the Romantic Comedy “Only You” highlighted this fact. The film was kind of crap but did well only on her performance. She received a second Oscar nomination for her role as Natalie Strout in the 2001 movie “In The Bedroom”. Tomei’s portrayal of a recently separated wife, who is into a relationship with a college student, was critically acclaimed. Another noted performance of Marisa was in the movie “Welcome to Sarajevo” where she played Nina, an American aid worker.

Marisa Tomei has been one of the most under-rated actresses in Hollywood. May be it’s better to say that she is the most under used actress in Hollywood. It’s incredible that with very few good roles on offer she managed an Oscar award for herself. Tomei, an Italian by descent was born in Brooklyn. Marisa Tomei was attracted to Theater from a very young age and dropped out of university to become an actress. As in case of almost all the Hollywood actress, she started her career in the television starring in “As the World Turns” which was aired in CBS.

Marisa Tomei has to be content with playing supporting roles recently. Her role in the comedy “Wild Hogs” was a pretty brief one. She did well as a supporting actress in the 2002 comedy “The Guru”. In the movie “What Women Want” she gave a very powerful but brief performance as Lola. Marisa Tomei has been recently involved in the anti-war campaign against war in Iraq. She is one rare example of a celebrity aware of her social responsibility.


Hotels In Thekkady Reside Amidst The Natural Beauty

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Thekkady the home to the exotic wildlife sanctuary, natural spice and scenic is one of the most preferred holidaying destinations of Kerala. Every year a large number of tourists from all over the world come to Thekkady to enjoy their vacation in a memorable and delightful way. One can explore the refreshing beauty of nature, different species of birds and the majestic elephants roaming in the natural abundance. Well if you want to experience the magic of nature from close point, Thekkady is the right place to visit. In this beautiful destination there are many hotels and resorts, perfectly situated amidst the beauty of nature and are dedicated to cater the needs of tourists. Hotels in Thekkady are well equipped with modern amenities and cater the needs of each and every thing tourists are looking for in Thekkady.
Here are some of the hotels and resorts in Thekkady.
Ranger Wood Nature Castle
Sandra Palace Thekkady
Wild Corridor
Hotel Tree Top
Carmelia Heaven
Silver Creast
Periyar Meadows
Green Woods Resorts
Lake Queen Hotel
Muthoot Cardamom Country Resort
Hotel SN International
The Spice Village Thekkady

These hotels and resorts in Thekkady are very popular among tourists and honeymoon couples who come here to enjoy their vacation. These hotels provide exotic rooms with all the modern facilities to make the stay a memorable experience of lifetime. A personal member of the hotel will take care of all your need and demands so that you have a wonderful stay in these Thekkady resorts and hotels.
Some of the popular tourist attraction in Thekkady
Cardamom Hills: It is a mountainous region that produces cardamom, spice and other spice plantation. It also offers breathtaking view of the scenic natural beauty.
Kumily: It is known for its spice plantation and is popularly known as Spice Village.
Kurisumala: It is a beautiful place that offers wonderful opportunity to see the beauty of nature at its best. One can also enjoy Trekking, mountain climbing and other kinds of adventure sports in a delightful way in this nature blessed destination.
Beside these there are many other beautiful destinations like Pullumedu, Pandikuzhi, Vandanmedu, Vandiperiyar, etc. Come for a Kumarakom tours and enjoy the beauty of the nature and the warm hospitality and world class accommodation facilties offered by hotels & resorts in Kumarakom. Your holiday in Kumarakom will truly be a lifetime experience. Come and feel it!


Whitewashing In Fashion Industry Where Have The Black Models Gone

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Ever felt, why there was a relative absence of black fashion models in the recent fashion week? No doubt, its true that the cut throat competition brews in between the model agencies for searching for the most glamorous fashion models, with the best of poses, head shots and beauty. But with innumerable white models, walking down the ramp, its definitely getting difficult for black women to mark their advent, unlike as they did during the late seventies.

So, does race play a pivotal role in deciding the career prospects of this tempting fashion industry? Are the days of black celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Liya Kebede and Donyale Luna, finally over? Sadly, these questions reveal some hard and bitter truths. On one hand, black fashion wear might have appeared as a style statement, but sadly on the other hand, the entire fashion bustle is perhaps undergoing a complete white wash. Long back, Ms Mendoza happened to be the first black woman to be crowned as Ms Columbia in 2002. But no other black woman could repeat history again.

Earlier, the black fashion models used to grace the cover of more than hundreds of magazines like Hapers Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Vogue. Fashion models like Waris Dirie, had even modeled for Express jeans and Chanel. Along with the top model agencies, even the advertising giants like Tommy Hilfiger and Abercrombie & Fitch hired these black models. Several international fashion magazines, fashion model portfolios, commercials and catwalks featured the budding black models that had literally set the bestowed platforms on fire, with their cuts, curves and figures.

But nowadays, the so-called universal fashion models agency poses challenging situations for the black women. The number of black women chosen by the glamorous model agency has dramatically decreased. Now, even the fashion aficionados rejoice upon seeing a black face in the fashion magazine. So is it deliberate discrimination or not? No doubt, around twelve percent of the world population includes black people, but are these statistics enough to confront the selection of the models in any international model agency? Perhaps not!

Earlier when fashion commenced into an industrial platform, it started with the selling of clothes and creating vigor, dash and genre for fashion hunters. But now, it has drooped to the business of selling beauty. Somehow, the international designers feel that black women cannot portray the stereotyped image of beauty. Sadly, they don’t realise that their expensive attires are also worn by these black beauties.


Chinese Dating And The Concept Of Chinese Virgin Complex

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A lot of western men using Chinese dating sites often feel exasperated by the fact that they are not able to hold a free and frank discussion about sex with their dating partners. This is because they are raised in an environment where people consider sex to be a natural phenomenon in the life of individuals, and hence do not shy away from talking about it without feeling embarrassed. However, sex within the Chinese societies is considered to be an extremely private and intimate affair, and hence is not a topic for open discussion, especially when it comes to talking about the sexual experience of women.

According to traditional Chinese customs, virginity was considered to be the most important virtue of a female in order to get married. This concept, which is also referred to as the Chinese virginity concept made it necessary for Chinese females to remain pure and untouched until the day of their marriage. Consequently a women believed to have been involved in sexual alliances prior to her marriage was considered worthless and deficient and hence unsuitable for marriage. With the ancient Chinese society being clearly male dominated, the same rule was however not applicable to men who could indulge in any number of sexual relationship before and even after marriage. It is in keeping with this custom that men making enquiries related to the sexual life of their Chinese dating partners is not considered polite or even reasonable.

Despite the significant changes in the attitudes of both men and women within the Chinese society in the past couple of decades, the tradition concept of virginity is still prevalent in this eastern society. So while these oriental men are a lot more tolerant towards the use of online Chinese dating sites by their future wives, they are not too comfortable with the idea of their having explored any type of sexual relationships. For most Chinese men, the idea of perfect woman is still related to her virginity and sexual experiences.


Parallels Drawn Between Hospital Patient Experiences and Employee Satisfaction

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There have been many studies conducted in a variety of industries linking job satisfaction and customer satisfaction, and all seem to point in one direction: there is a distinct correlation that when happy employees provide services to the public, customer satisfaction prevails.

In an extensive study performed in a major New York City Hospital in 2006, an Employee Engagement Advisory Committee was created to gather feedback from all areas of the hospitals workforce. These areas included administrative and non-clinical staff, service personnel, nurses and physicians and all were asked their own evaluations of employee loyalty and retention. This feedback enabled the committee to identify the hospitals strongest and weakest areas in job satisfaction which lead them to a better understanding of how to motivate involvement and effort.

Another important topic undertaken by the advisory committee was on Employee Engagement.
After many forums and hundreds of comments were gathered, it became concisely clear that engaged employees at their hospital make personal commitments to their jobs and take pride and in their entire organization and the care of their patients.

Just as patient care is adversely affected when poor morale and job satisfaction are inherent, particularly in the nursing industry, that level of care is positively impacted when nurses are given more decision making power and have a strategic role in the care of their patients. Follow-up patient surveys have proven that nurses who are encouraged to take a more active role in their jobs, have higher levels of patient safety and fewer medical errors recorded.

The most commonly used methods in the Health Care
Industry promoting employee engagement and retention are:

– Management accessibility and leadership styles
– Organizational communication
– Recognition programs
– Company reputation
– Empowerment in decision making
– Access to training, resources and opportunity

Hospital Administrators who incorporate policies of employee well being and engagement while on the job, report that they are encouraged and satisfied when they see the reductions in recruitment and retention costs, a dramatic reduction in absenteeism, along with lower patient costs.