Solar Power: The Viable Energy Solution For Your Home
Uncategorised / 31st May 2015

Is solar energy a great investment? Will this really save on my energy expenses? These are some of the critical questions most people have to weigh before making the decision to go green and find United Solar Energy. According to most studies done, electricity prices went up in the past years and this has projected an upward trend in the years to come. This upward trend has been attributed to the rising cost in fuels that play a key role in electricity production. Bearing this in mind then how Solar Power Saves Money for Households requires some analysis which will consider both the short term benefits as well as the long term benefits.

Tax incentives.

Depending on which state you live, you may be eligible for tax incentives when you install solar energy. This is geared towards encouraging citizens to go green. This is very encouraging considering you are helping save the planet and at the same time your state is rewarding you for this.

The installation cost vs. saving

Depending on your energy requirement, the initial installation cost varies as this dictates the type of system you need to purchase. The average cost is around $8 per watt. This quotation can be given by a professional solar installer after accessing your current energy consumption. Again here, the long term benefits should be considered given that the initial cost will be high but again keep it mind that this is the only cost you will incur basically, you will have cut your electricity bills and you can recover this cost in a few months and save even more. This will save you the agony of the rising cost of electricity due to fluctuations will not affect you.

Value increase

Installing that solar system in your home increases by far …

Descended By Blood
Uncategorised / 2nd May 2015

Review: Okay, seriously, if you are a lover of paranormal YA books with a scorching romance, get this book ASAP!

Debut author Angeline Kace delivers a action-packed paranormal story with remarkable characters, an unpredictable plot, and a steamy romance that will have your heart pounding!

Brooke has had a difficult life and it’s been hard for her to get close to anyone since she moves around so often. But she’s finally found a best friend, Kaitlynn, and a boy she likes, Jaren. She finally feels like she has some routine to her life and her relationship with Jaren seems to be exactly what she needed.

Then they both have a close encounter with something not human and Brooke realizes she may not be completely human as well. From there she is taken on a wild journey to discover who she truly is. During this time Brooke and Jaren have their issues but it seems they are stuck together in order to stay safe. They are taken away from their homes in order to seek the protection from a group they didn’t even know existed.

But in this new vampire world, we meet the wonderful, dangerous, bad boy…Mirko. Ohh, how I love him! He is Brooke’s new protector and he doesn’t hide the fact that he knows he’s hot! Maybe it’s a guilty pleasure of mine, but I adore bad boys with an attitude. But not just that..they have to have that soft side that sometimes comes to the surface. Mirko was so rough and intimidating, but around Brooke he seemed to melt. Even with his flirty words, it was easy to see how much he really cared for Brooke.

It may seem that Brooke has an easy choice (*cough* Mirko) but she loved Jaren first and it’s hard to …

Girl On Fire
Uncategorised / 2nd May 2015

Review: Pretty much everyone has heard of The Hunger Games, and most have their own opinions about the series. What we rarely get to see, is an author share their thoughts about a book or series. The Girl Who Was On Fire gives us that chance. Each author focuses on a certain topic, or issue, in the book and they explain their thoughts on the trilogy.

I had several sections of this book that stood out as favorites. Each author brought humor and fascinating theories to support their outlook. Sarah Rees Brennan had some very funny comments regarding the love and sexy-times in the series. She admits she’s “a filthy-minded creature from the gutter”. It’s so nice to see authors open up and show that they are just like us! *wink*

Cara Lockwood focused on the science behind some of the creatures we see in The Hunger Games; tracker jackers, and mutts. I was shocked to read about some of the scientific experiments that have been conducted by researchers, in real life. Scary stuff! It proved that maybe tracker jackers may not be far from our future.

For me, I really loved how each section brought back memories from reading the book. It gave me a lot to think about and pointed out things I had missed along the way. As readers, we often focus on different things we notice in the book but The Girl Who Was On Fire lets us have time to slow down and concentrate on each individual issue.

Other stories discuss the fashion, politics, media, and of course, the relationships we all come to enjoy during the trilogy. If you enjoyed The Hunger Games series, and would like to see how authors feel about the story, you gotta read this book. Each story is …

Counsellors and Psychologists
Uncategorised / 1st May 2015

Stress is the normal part of our life; everyone experience stress at some point in their life. But when the stress of life leads to the unpleasant activities or other negative changes, it is the time to seek help from a therapist. Counselling or psycho therapy by Change Makers Counselling can be an effectual treatment for emotional and mental problems. But in order to take its benefits, it is important to select the right therapist—someone who makes you feel cared for and helps you to gain positive changes for the better in your life. A good therapist can helps you to become stronger and self-aware. If you are seeking to find How do counsellors and psychologists help people, here you can find some important consideration regarding psychologist and counselors.

How Counsellors can help people:

If you are struggling with emotional concern, counseling can be an effective way to handle your personal problems with the help of professional counsellor. Well trained counselor aid you to resolve your problems in positive way to develop strategies, increase self-awareness and clarify issues. Personal concern involves relationship difficulties, depressions, grief, anxiety and difficult life circumstances. A counsellor can provide a secure space for people to talk and explore difficult feelings. Therefore, counsellor can provide complete support to you and respect your views.

A Counsellor can help people to:
Cope with work related or redundancy stress. Deal with the issues preventing you from achieving your ambitions Deal with feelings of sadness or depression, and have a more positive outlook in life Deal with anxiety and help you to reduce stress. Feel more confident and understand yourself better. Develop a better understanding of people’s points of view

How Psychologists can help people:

Psychologists have the clinical and professional skills to help people to manage more effectively with …

Financial Planning Guide
Uncategorised / 29th April 2015

For many people, achieving financial independence seems impossible unless they use Find Financial Planners.

However, did you through a number of simple and long term steps, you can actually save and grow your fortune? Here are great tips on how to manage your finances.

These few tips will help you get organized and take control of your finances. If you are in Melbourne or Brisbane try those pages or go to Forbes.

Determine your financial goals

There are actually 2 types of financial goals; immediate and long range. Long range goals refers to how you want to spend your hard earned money in future, while immediate goals refers to how you want to use your money today . These two types of goals are crucial and must be considered.

Take each goal and you weigh against the next to figure out which one takes precedence. At the end, single out which of your goals address some of your needs and which cover luxuries. Once that has been done, prioritize your goals accordingly.

Keep track of your expenses

You do not necessarily have to limit yourself; just get an idea of all the money you spend on any given month. Keep every receipt and you come up with a note of how much money you need versus ho much your need for your normal expenses.

Once you have a list of your monthly expenses, write down a budget basing largely on your spending history. Take your time and budget how much money you want to allocate to each category every single month. However, during the preparation of the budget, you really have to be honest about everything you put down. It is your money and it would not make any sense if you lie to yourself about how much …

The Survivors
Uncategorised / 20th April 2015

1. What originally gave you the idea for The Survivors Series and can you tell us a little about it?

THE SURVIVORS is based on the idea that, in the midst of the Salem witch trials, all the way back in 1692, a group of children and teens were accused as witches and, in lieu of being killed, they were exiled and left for dead. But through impossibly treacherous conditions, 14 of the exiled survived. They were just a few Puritan kids, scared out of their minds, and entirely unaware of their abilities.
Fast forward 319 years to today and those same 14 survivors and their descendants are hidden on a Montana mountainside where they have built a walled village, raised families, and stayed secluded until now. Unsure of how or why they were able to live, they simply called themselves Survivors. The name stuck.
The story follows Sadie, who is the only one among the Survivors who has ever left the family’s city. Sadie is a bit of a mess. While she is intelligent, refined, fashionable, and generally pretty awesome for being able to make it in the human world, she has a fairly tumultuous undercurrent in her life. For one, she is, as far as she knows, the only one of her kind outside her estranged family. For another, she realizes that living among humans isn’t the same as being a human. And so, somehow, simultaneously she is seeking companionship and a way to become mortal, new beginnings and a somewhat terrifying end.
In book one of the series, you get a real taste for all the major players and circumstances that exist in Sadie’s life. She meets other supernatural creatures. She gets close to a human in ways that concern her. She has to deal with the …

The Ylem
Uncategorised / 20th April 2015

Have you ever wondered why is that fantasy plays a big role in our lives? I was wondering that the other day. It was my sister’s night off and we wanted to watch a movie in Netflix. She asked me what genre I was in the mood to watch and my answer popped up in my head right away: fantasy. That answer not only came that night, it comes up every single time someone asks me the same thing. Fantasy. Fantasy. It’s like a carnivorous plant trapping every single foreign cloud of ideas. So, I asked myself “isn’t there something else you like to watch besides hobbits and fairies and evil wizards?” To my relief, there was a big survivor: romance. Yes, if it isn’t obvious, I love chick-flicks, and I think they are way underestimated. There are really good ones out there thanks to wonderful writers like Nicholas Sparks. Even guys don’t flinch at the thought of watching his movies. Astonishing if you ask me.

Everyone knows love is a crucial ingredient in every story, the pinch of salt to a bland concoction, and for people like me who never tire of having butterflies in their stomachs, love is everything. I can’t remember any of my friends not having dreamed of a brooding knight, or a sexy Spider-man, coming to save them from their soaring tower. At one point or another, we, Venus descendants, have dreamed of being rescued by a dazzling man, rescued from that tower that confines our spirit, that tower that embodies the monotony in life. We secretly wish for an “out-of-the-box” story, not one that limits us to kitchen duties or paperwork. Deep inside ourselves, we know there’s more to life than that. And fantasy is a key to realize that.

But more than a …

The Descendants
Uncategorised / 20th April 2015

Experience the Heartbreak and Humor When the
Academy Award® and Golden Globe® Winner
Comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD March 13

From director Alexander Payne creator of the Oscar® winning Sideways comes one of the Best Pictures of the year, THE DESCENDANTS, featuring a stunning cast including Best Actor nominee George Clooney (Ides of March) and Shailene Woodley (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) in her Golden Globe nominated and Independent Spirit Award winning role. Take home this wonderfully warm and witty film and go behind the scenes of THE DESCENDANTS with all-new exclusive content on Blu-ray Disc Combo Pack and DVD March 13 from Fox Searchlight and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Based on the best-selling novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings and set in Hawaii, THE DESCENDANTS is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

Nominated for five Academy Awards® and winner for Best Adapted Screenplay, THE DESCENDANTS is a must-have on Blu-ray and DVD. The release is packed with must-see deleted scenes, behind the scenes extras and exclusive featurettes to bring you even further into the story.

Have any of you read the book or seen the movie? I plan to watch it very soon and I’ll be hosting a giveaway for it next week! Here is a study guide that can be used to compare the book to the movie.…