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Why Are Animals Fleeing Yellowstone National Park?

By Sandra Morton, published on Apr 5, 2014

The last three eruptions were 2 million, 1.3 million and 640,000 years ago. As you can see from those figures, another one is due any time soon.

The largest of those eruptions took place 2 miilion years ago and wiped out half of North America. Even a smaller eruption is likely to kill tens of millions of Americans and alter our way of life forever. Huge parts of the USA would be totally wiped out. And depending on the magnitude of the eruption, it could also be the start of a new global ice age, with severe food shortages killing hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

Most... (more)

Tags: yelowstone, volcano, end of world

Social Workers Helping Veterans

By Sandra Morton, published on Mar 18, 2014

However, since 9/11, reserve soldiers have been heavily called into military operations in lieu of a nationwide military draft. More than two million soldiers have served one or more deployments in the Middle East, and over a million of these soldiers have become eligible for post-combat VA services. A veteran in need of services lives in nearly every American community.

Social workers have a long history of working with veterans and their families. Starting in 1918, social workers began assisting World War I soldiers that returned from the front with self-described "shell shock."... (more)

Tags: soldiers, army, veterans

Goa: A Vacation in Spices

By Sandra Morton, published on Mar 13, 2014

Goa is a small state along the western coast of India that features over 63 miles of stunning beaches, dense and beautiful forests, sacred temples and worship sites and an agricultural heritage that is unique and illustrious. Rice, cashews, areca nuts, sugarcane, pineapples and coconuts are all grown and harvested here, but it’s the spices that attract the tourists — both those who love the taste of Goan cuisine and those who are looking for natural healing medicines.

A hotspot for biodiversity, Goa has a history that reaches back over 20,000 years. Stone engravings, art, tools... (more)

Tags: goa, spice farm

Proposal Ideas That Don’t Require a Production Team

By Sandra Morton, published on Mar 11, 2014

While it’s a wonderful thing people are so committed to their partners that they’ll create an over-the-top proposal, for many people this type of extravagant event is not practical or even desirable.

The pressure may be on to create a one of a kind proposal event, complete with a flash mob, choreography and a Hollywood-caliber production team, but if that is not your style, why not consider something a little more traditional? After all, the real goal is to profess your love by asking one simple question.

After you’ve chosen your wedding jewelry and it’s time to offer... (more)

Tags: engagement, proposal

What to Ask Your Travel Agent

By Sandra Morton, published on Mar 8, 2014

But, because the ingredients that make up a fantastic vacation for one person won’t be the same as what catches the interest of another, selecting the right agent for you can be difficult.

To make a decision as easy as possible, you’ll want to research which agencies have experience with the destinations you might be interested in traveling to or the activities you’d prefer to enjoy. For example, some agencies may specialize in organizing cruise ship vacations, while others like Fox World Travel, have a broader area of expertise. In the best case scenario, you’ll stay with your... (more)

Tags: insurance, travel agent, flights

Re-enactments Mark War of 1812 Battle’s 200th Anniversary

By Sandra Morton, published on Mar 5, 2014

This year, make time to learn about the history of this area by visiting several museums and historical sites marking the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812’s Battle of Lundy’s Lane as well as 200 years of peace between Canada and the United States.

On July 5-6, the Battle of Chippawa will be re-enacted, followed by a two-stage event remembering the Battle of Lundy’s Lane on July 25. Both are open for public participation. If you plan your trip to fall on other days, here’s a guide to Niagara Falls accommodations and attractions that will let you commemorate the anniversary... (more)

Tags: history, museums, niagara

5 Reasons Moms Make Excellent College Students

By Sandra Morton, published on Mar 3, 2014

In fact, research indicates that as many as 60 percent of online students are hardworking moms Ready to begin the next chapter of their lives. Former stay-at-home moms can be confident that they have what it takes to succeed in college and beyond, as research indicates that they bring useful skills to the table. Here are just five of the many qualities that make mothers valuable and successful college students.

Goal-Orientation

Attending college straight out of high school can leave traditional students feeling uncertain and disconnected from long-term goals. Student mothers,... (more)

Tags: moms, college, students

How to Step Up Your Direct Mail Campaign

By Sandra Morton, published on Mar 3, 2014

While Internet contact is important, direct mail can be a very useful tool in your advertising arsenal.

Because most people sift through over 100 emails per day, a tangible reminder of your company and your product is one of the most effective marketing tools available. However, the main issue is to be sure that your customers actually see your efforts, and they don’t simply discard your messages.

There are several ways that you can make your direct mail efforts stand out from the rest. Eye-catching designs, intricate and detailed packaging and irresistible offers are... (more)

Tags: direct mail

Farm to Table: Niagara’s Organic Food Movement

By Sandra Morton, published on Mar 1, 2014

People are beginning to thoughtfully consider what they choose to eat and restaurants and markets are transforming themselves in order to meet those demands from discerning customers.

Organic simply means that fruits, vegetables, eggs and meats are grown or raised without high amounts of artificial means, such as antibiotics, growth hormones or pesticides. Farm-to-table refers to the practice of the commitment by chefs and restaurateurs to locally source all of their ingredients directly from the growers. This ensures that their customers are receiving the best quality products... (more)

Tags: organic, food, farmers market, niagara

9 Possible Career Tracks for Professional Life Coaches

By Sandra Morton, published on Feb 27, 2014

Earning coach certification is a great way to expand your career options. You can work within organizations as well as provide one-on-one coaching or consulting services.

Earning coach certification while you're earning a master's degree in organizational leadership (click here to explore online programs) can give you the people skills to transform yourself into an exceptional leader. With an MA in Organizational Leadership accredited by the International Coach Federation, you'll have the credentials, coursework and experience to help people to meet their personal and professional... (more)

Tags: life coaching

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