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Creating a Stylish Home Office [Infographic]

Styling Your Home Office

With more people being given the opportunity to work from home either by starting their own business venture or having flexible employers, there is a need to create office space within your home. You don’t have….

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Rent Your Investment Property Quicker with These Foolproof Ways

Renting Investment Property

When you invest in real estate, there are numerous factors that might affect your decisions. There are numerous aspects to consider in time such as deciding whether it might be better to sell new properties or rent….

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Education and Technology [Infographic]

Technology Transformation In The Classroom

Education is an inviting process of possibility and truth that gives time encourages to discovery.  Education is considered as deliberate, and it allows people to develop their judgment, understanding and enable particular action. Education is….

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Businesswomen Who Broke The Mould [Infographic]

Women’s Equality Day: Successful and Influential Businesswomen

Today, August 26th, is Women’s Equality Day and marks 72 years since women in the US were legally allowed to vote; a significant turning point in the history of the struggle for equal treatment of….

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Weddings in India [Infographic]

How Much Does An Indian Wedding Cost?

Marriage shopping trends in India are wide and vast. Yes, this is one platform that extracts high revenues. Weddings are extravagant in India and depict the status of parents in the society. The more….

Read More →

Five Tips for Teen Entrepreneurs

Teenage Entrepreneurs

Your parents and teachers say it to you all the time: shoot for the stars. So why not apply that sentiment when it comes to getting an after-school job? Today, there are vast opportunities for young people to become….

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Design for Dogs [Infographic]

Trendy Dog Designs

They say that man’s best friend is his dog and your pet deserves only the best. As such designers provide dog owners with plenty of opportunities to give their beloved pet comfortable places to chill and rest….

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Career in Construction [Infographic]

Kick-starting Your Career In Construction

Construction is one of the booming industries in the UK. Reports from CITB predict that over 230,000 jobs will be created in the construction industry over the course of five years. Apprentices in the construction….

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Recreating Movie Road Trips [Infographic]

Great Movie Road Trips

Road trip movies have always been special, as they create a special place in the hearts of the audience. The reason why road trip movies are cool, is because they show an actual journey on the….

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What You Didn’t Know About Shakespeare [Infographic]

Do You Know Shakespeare?

At Super Scholar, we help students get the most out of their educational experience. Recently we have developed a really interesting infographic about William Shakespeare. He would have turned 452 this year, but his works still….

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Creating a Stylish Home Office [Infographic]

Styling Your Home Office

Sylish and Dramatic Home Offices

With more people being given the opportunity to work from home either by starting their own business venture or having flexible employers, there is a need to create office space within your home. You don't have to be a neat freak to realise that offices can take over a room in your home without careful planning, and although you may be 'paper free' you'll be surprised how much other office equipment you may need which all needs to be housed without encroaching on your home life.

Working from home has many benefits. There will be no daily commute, no restriction on your attire and even the advantage of getting some household chores done during breaks, however, to work successfully from home you have to be disciplined and motivated. Not having a space not conducive to work can be frustrating and demoralising, but there are some great ways you can define your work space without letting your office take over your home.

In this infographic we show some easy solutions to create a fabulous home office that compliments the style of your home. We've also included home offices for the garden, with both transformed sheds to custom built offices pods.

Take a look at our suggestions and ideas and create a home office inside or outside your home that gives you the freedom and flexibility of working from home without having to make too many compromises on your interior design style and decorating motif.


Creating a Stylish Home Office [Infographic]

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INSPIRATIONAL HOME OFFICES

Many people need an office in their home, but just because it's a room for working doesn't mean it shouldn't look great.

AMAZING HOME OFFICE OPTIONS

Desk Style

Are you organized and neat, or do you like to spread out?

For messy workers, this "hideaway" office can be hidden from view easily and the cupboard style gives a degree of privacy.

Coupling a minimalist style with natural light is a great way to help you keep focused.

The more creative of you may want to literally feel the outdoors while you work!

This re-purposed piano definitely makes this home office stand out.

This old bus is sure to get the creative juices flowing.

A SEPARATE WORKING SPACE

Fitting your office seamlessly into your kitchen looks great, and gives you easy access to snacks!

AMAZING OUTSIDE OFFICES

The ultimate office for those of you who like the futuristic shape and natural materials of this Scandinavian style.

You won't be short of natural light with this office, and you can have drinks on the patio after work!

An inviting place to relax downstairs and a poet's garret on upstairs.

If you want light, are a fan of minimalism, and don't mind being on display; this office could be for you!

AND IF YOU NEED ANY MORE REASONS TO WORK FROM HOME, HERE ARE TOP FIVE!

  • FEWER INTERRUPTIONS 66%
  • ABILITY TO STRUCTURE YOUR DAY TO SUIT SAME NEEDS 64%
  • FLEXIBILITY OF WORKING HOURS 54%
  • MORE CONTROL OF YOUR 'TO DO' LIST 35%
  • FEWER MEETINGS 33%

From a study by the Institute of Inertia, a partnership between comparethemarket.com and the University of Sheffield.

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Rent Your Investment Property Quicker with These Foolproof Ways

Renting Investment Property

When you invest in real estate, there are numerous factors that might affect your decisions. There are numerous aspects to consider in time such as deciding whether it might be better to sell new properties or rent them.

As a property investor, it is all about being well-informed and taking informed decisions that will gain you better results on the long run. When it comes to renting, there are again numerous factors to keep in mind when you want to ensure a fast process with good financial revenues. Let’s see some of the foolproof ways in which you can manage to rent your properties quicker.

Rent Investment Property 1

 

Make Sure the Property Looks Good

Whenever possible customers search for good properties to rent, the way in which these look is what they will notice first. You cannot advertise your property unless you have already made sure that no details will keep your potential renting customers away or spreading negative rumors about you.

Leave no gutters around, repaint the interior and exterior of the property if necessary and mow the lawns for a good first impression. Even the smallest details count for those in search of new homes. In the end, it may also not be a bad idea to prune trees or interesting shrubs and re-mulch the garden beds for a more attractive overall look of the property.

 

Perfect Living Conditions for Your Renters

When you want to ensure a good long-term relationship with renters, it is always good to ensure perfect living conditions for them. Repair responsiveness is a top factor that influences how quickly you can manage to rent your property. When everything looks great, functions perfectly and reaches the market featuring a decent price that balances the offered features, renting will never be an issue for you as the property investor.

The houses you have for rent are worth a lot of money for you so you need to keep your investments in perfect conditions. New tenants will definitely want to know that you will attend to any type of genuine repairs that might be necessary in the future as soon as possible. This will give you more credibility and make you one of the favorite property investors among potential customers.

 

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Build Yourself a Positive Image

There is nothing worse than a property investor with a bad image. Rumors circulate fast especially when negative feedback comes along. People never keep their thoughts to themselves when someone might have made them go through a challenging situation.

As a result, if you want to make sure that you will find renting customers for your properties fast, make sure all your clients have good things to say about your renting offers. When those who have lived there previously leave good reviews for you on your website, future clients will come your way faster than you think.

On the other hand, even a single bad review can make future customers want to stay clear from you and your offers. Proper maintenance of your property does not only make it more attractive to current and prospective renting clients but it will also ensure you a long-term capital value. Properties that are not well taken care of value a lot less thus will make your investment worth less than it should on the long-run.

 Rent Investment Property 3

 

Proper Appliance Appeal

Nowadays, all potential renting customers are searching for modern living conditions no matter what their budget for renting might be. There are numerous offers available for them to choose from so the competition is pretty high in this field of activity. If you want to ensure that your property will find new residents faster than you might have expected, make sure it includes proper appliances. There is nothing that will help future residents for holiday lettings kalkan decide faster than the idea of perfect comfort ensured for them.

Consider both basic items and luxurious ones to include as your price goes higher. You need to make sure your offer seems more than tempting to become the main focus on the market. Potential customers will always want to see more offers and compare them. All in all, the only way in which you will rent first is if your offer is the best among others.

Education and Technology [Infographic]

Technology Transformation In The Classroom

Student With iPad Technology in the Classroom

Education is an inviting process of possibility and truth that gives time encourages to discovery.  Education is considered as deliberate, and it allows people to develop their judgment, understanding and enable particular action. Education is the important tool that helps people to balance their life in the proper way. Education prepares peoples for facing and overcoming every challenge that comes in life. Education provides career, economic and social growth to people and their particular country.

Education provides a clear idea to the people to move their step forward in correct direction. Nowadays advancement of technology has helped education proliferation. There are continuous development and research for introducing advanced technologies for making education very interesting, accessible, joyful and easier for every people.

In modern world technology in education has made great advancement with the help of internet, smartphones, social media etc. as it has made teaching process to student very easier and convenient. There was a time when teachers teach their students through their lecture only, but  nowadays teacher uses various technology to teach students such as computer, laptops, tablets etc. This technology has helped teachers to capture the interest of the student in the most active way towards their studies. With the use of technology in education teachers can explain course topic requirement in more elaborate and easier way to students.

In this infographic we have attempted to explain the technique to choose best app.


Education and Technology [Infographic]

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Technology & Education: A Transformation in the Classroom

  • 1890 Chalkboard
  • 1900 Pencil
  • 1930 Projector
  • 1940 Ballpoint Pen
  • 1950 Photocopier
  • 1970 Handheld Calculator
  • 1972 Scantron
  • 1980 Early Computers
  • 1985 Graphic Calculator
  • 1999 Interactive Whiteboard
  • 2010 iPad
  • 2011 Enhanced eBook (ePub3)

TECH IN THE CLASSROOM: THE RESULTS

The implementation in the classroom is giving educators the opportunity to provide customized learning experiences to meet the needs of individual students.

78% of K-12 teachers & administrators believe tech has positively impacted the classroom and productivity of students

65% of educators believe students are more productive today compared to the previous 3 years

How familiar are you with the concept of a Smart Internet of Things School?

9% Have implemented parts of a Smart School plan

3% Plan to implement the technology in the next 1-3 years

23% Aware and beginning to investigate

36% Slightly aware of the topic

29% The concept is entirely new

Top 5 Education Apps for Teachers and Students

  • Dropbox: It can be used to store additional copies of hand-outs. Students can download and print copies on their own. Students can turn in homework assignments and Dropbox will time stamp submissions. It also makes distributing PowerPoint presentations easy.
  • EverNote: Effortless solution to note-taking makes this app the best note-taking and organizational program you'll find and makes the information you need available to you anywhere.
  • My Study Life: It works like a calendar application allowing you to plan out your days, weeks, months, and years. This can make planning ahead a lot easier than trying to remember.
  • Socrative: Engage the entire classroom with educational exercises and games while capturing student results in real-time. Interact with the data to further student understanding in the moment, and review the reports to prepare for future classes.
  • Toontastic: Kids choose the characters and setting for each scene to tell their story. The app doesn't just allow kids to make their own cartoons, it also teaches the fundamentals of storytelling.

Businesswomen Who Broke The Mould [Infographic]

Women’s Equality Day: Successful and Influential Businesswomen

Business Women

Today, August 26th, is Women’s Equality Day and marks 72 years since women in the US were legally allowed to vote; a significant turning point in the history of the struggle for equal treatment of women and women’s rights. Whether they grew up poor or faced challenges from men and other women in the workplace, these women had charisma, ideas, and innovation. We can only hope that their inspiration and success influences you to be the successful woman you are going to be. In this day and age, there are no limits to what women can do, and as we progress into the future, more and more women entrepreneurs and women CEO will step up and change the world. The piece covers the position of women in today’s workplace with some interesting facts regarding pay and gender equality. It also highlights some very inspirational women who have built successful careers in their fields and are well known for both their financial and professional prowess.

The infographic covers some of the most influential and successful women in business and the challenges they faced.


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BUSINESS WOMEN WHO BROKE THE MOULD

Successful and inspirational women in the world of business.

Entrepreneurs and leaders in business need to be driven, flexible, organised, and determined. With women in the workforce facing more issues than their male counterparts, succeeding can be more of an uphill struggle, but these women are an inspiration.

THE CURRENT LANDSCAPE OF WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE

  • Women make up 15.4% of CEO positions in the UK.
  • 2.8 trillion pounds are generated annually from women-owned businesses.
  • With the current rate, UK women would have to wait until 2069 for gender pay equality.
  • Out of 196 countries in the world, 22 have female leaders.
  • The three biggest gender pay gaps are in South Korea, Estonia, and Japan.
  • The top 3 countries with the smallest gender pay gaps are Iceland, Finland, and Norway.

MOST SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WOMEN

 

OPRAH WINFREY

"The reason I've been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute, been money."

Job Description

Primarily known for being a talk show host, she is also a writer, actress, television producer, philanthropist, and all round media giant.

Financial Status

£2.3 B

Facts

She had a dirt poor childhood and wore dresses made from potato sacks. Oprah's name was supposed to be Orpah, but it was misspelled on her birth certificate.

Achievements

She was made a news anchor at just 19, making her the youngest person to hold that position. In 2013 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (The US's highest civilian honour) by President Barack Obama.

 

JACQUELINE GOLD

"Success is about confidence, but first comes outrage. If you've faced fears you also have to have courage to move yourself forward and step outside of your comfort zone, and I'm convinced great things will happen if you do."

Job Description

CEO of lingerie and adult sex toy chain Ann Summers.

Financial Status

£537 M

Facts

When she first introduced the idea of lingerie parties to the Ann Summers she was met with hostility and told they wouldn't work "because women aren't even interested in sex".

Achievements

Awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours list for her services to entrepreneurship, women in business and social enterprise. Transformed Ann Summers into a £150m business with around 150 stores and a sale force of 7500 women as party organisers.

 

SHERYL SANDBERG

"I'm not telling women to be like men. I'm telling us to evaluate what men and women do in the workforce and at home without the gender bias."

Job Description

COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Facebook.

Financial Status

£1.07 B

Facts

Sheryl has worked for the United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton and Google before moving to Facebook in 2008. Sheryl has 2 children with husband Dave Goldberg, who sadly died in May 2015 after sustaining a head injury while falling when on a family vacation.

Achievements

Her first book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead is a bestseller. It was also shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Books of the Year Award. She has been ranked as one of the 50 "Most Powerful Women in Business" by Fortune Magazines several times.

 

SARA BLAKELY

"It's important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable."

Job Description

Inventor of Spanx.

Financial Status

£1.00 B

Facts

Sara used her entire life savings and moved to Atlanta to meet with several manufacturers, hoping to make a deal. Spanx were so successful that she never needed outside investment.

Achievements

Sara was named the world's youngest, self-made female billionaire by Forbes Magazine and one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People.

 

KARREN BRADY

"You can't determine where you start in life, but you can determine where you end up."

Job Description

Sporting Executive, Politician, Television Personality, Newspaper Columnist, Author, and Novelist.

Financial Status

£85 M

Facts

She's known as the "first lady of football" due to her being the first female managing director in the Premier league. She has surgery on a potentially life threatening cerebral aneurysm in 2006 and was back at work a month later, fully recovered.

Achievements

She received a CBE in 2013 from the Queen for her services to the business, entrepreneurship, and women in business. She was made a life peer by Prime Minister David Cameron in 2014, entering the House of Lords and taking the title Baroness Karren Brady of Knightsbridge CBE.

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Weddings in India [Infographic]

How Much Does An Indian Wedding Cost?

Pink Indian Wedding Dress

Marriage shopping trends in India are wide and vast. Yes, this is one platform that extracts high revenues. Weddings are extravagant in India and depict the status of parents in the society. The more they spend, the more is their wealth.

However, with a huge sum of money spend on marriages; parents invest almost 1/5 of their life income in weddings. The main and major expenses are in the sector of clothing. A girl look like a diva in those expensive outfits and the man depicts everything of a king. Yes, apparel industry loathes a sound income in the wedding season.

From relatives of the bride and grooms, clothing industry call for a big splurge. Today, even after the fast growth of e-commerce sector in the country, people are still backing the conventional laid-back sari shops. Why it is still the scenario? Check out the infographic below to know the trends.


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Get Amazed To Know How Much An Indian Wedding Spends On Only Clothes?

Wedding in India is no less than an extravaganza. After all, this is how it should be as wedding is for life and a one-time affair. But yes, it sincerely bore a big wide hole in the pocket of hard earners (parents of course) and it doesn't matter whether they are able to afford it or not. They have to make it big anyway to save their place in the social card. And if they managed to make it as one big fat Indian wedding, they get a notch in uplifting their upcoming life in the society.

Budgeting for a Wedding

Ideally, parents bear the budget of the wedding, but as the homegrown generation is heading high with the responsibilities; they are also managing to share their part in the wedding.

The Indian wedding industry is over Rs 100,000 crore and is growing at 25 to 30 percent annually. The estimated cost of a wedding with no expenses spared could be between Rs 5 lakh to Rs 5 crore, in India.

Wedding Shopping Trend

Wedding Shopping is extravagant in India, where clothes shopping sets high priority.

  • Shop for bride, groom, in laws, relatives, and the entire baraatis.
  • Shop for bridal wedding trousseau
  • Shop for gold and ornaments

A person, in India, spends one fifth of the wealth accumulated in a lifetime on a wedding ceremony.

Normal Expenditure on Clothes

Above all that wedding couture calls for a high splurge. Approximately 20% of the wedding budget is strictly spent on clothes in an Indian wedding.

Apparel market (wedding) worth: Rs 10,000 crore

Bridal Designer Saree/Lehenga cost: Between Rs 10,000 to 50,000

Designer Shervani cost: Rs 15,000 to Rs 40,000

Relative's clothes: 1 lakh to 2 lahk (average)

Bridal Trousseau: 7, 15, to 21 sarees or suits cost between 40,000 to 1 lakh

Around 5 lakhs spent on clothes

The Buying Culture

Online wedding shopping in India is still very much in its nascent form and buyers are still opting for their trusted shops from the mainstream wedding market.

  • Couples are still buying for their big day with their families from the offline market.
  • The never ending wish list of relatives, especially for clothes takes the reference from the mainstream ethnic market.
  • Clothes by these top fashion designers are now available at affordable prices and the range hovers just anywhere between Rs 3,500 (44 dollars) – Rs 15,000 (over 200 dollars) from online stores.

Indian Wedding Scenario

  • Indians shop from famous wedding markets of Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur.
  • Online presence is still nascent.
  • Shopping for guests and relatives is still high.
  • Opulent and expensive.
  • Indian designers' almost 80 percent business is driven by the bridal culture.

Global Wedding Scenario

  • They shop from dealers and online shops.
  • Wide online shopping presence.
  • Importance is given for making it budgeted and simple.
  • Inexpensive and small.
  • Global marketers fashion their annual chain for gaining profits unlike wedding couture.

The Indian market spends high on wedding shopping but is still struggling to drape some high fashion labels and stupendous outfits from online shopping. The consumers are still spending lucratively in retail stores rather than beautiful and affordable outfits from the online market. This may certainly help in shaping the wedding budget.

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Five Tips for Teen Entrepreneurs

Teenage Entrepreneurs

Teen Entrepreneurs

Your parents and teachers say it to you all the time: shoot for the stars. So why not apply that sentiment when it comes to getting an after-school job? Today, there are vast opportunities for young people to become involved in the market, even to start their own businesses. But where to start? Here are five tips for teen entrepreneurs looking to start their own business:

Find a mentor. It’s important to find someone successful in your field who already knows the business and the market. Not only will this be a great way to network and potentially find investors, your mentor has the kind of special insight only experience can bring. They can be a sounding board for your ideas and help you troubleshoot obstacles. A mentor will help you understand the risks and challenges of running your own business, and offer advice on anything from advertising to hiring strategies.

If someone doesn’t immediately jump to mind — or if your first choice has a full workload and isn’t able to offer the time — consider people you already have easy access to. It could be a relative, a parent of a schoolmate, or even a business or economics teacher at school. If you can make it someone you see regularly or that you can easily meet with, you’re more likely to stay on top of your game. It’s tough to lose momentum when your mentor is regularly checking in!

Keep in mind that your mentor doesn’t have to come from the exact field you’re interested in pursuing. If you’re starting a bike repair business and your neighbor opened a successful restaurant in town, he’ll have a lot of insight into the local market. He’ll be familiar with different areas in town that may be hot spots to advertise, as well as have countless customers as business contacts. Don’t count someone with experience out simply because it was in a different business sector!

Start small. You don’t have to kick off your entrepreneurial career with a multi-million dollar business idea. Instead start offering daily dog walking services, become a pet sitter or offer to help with yardwork in your area. Sharing economy companies make it easy to get started just know that some require that you be either 18 or older or 21 or older. If you choose to go the sharing economy route, be sure to do some research before deciding on a company!

And don’t forget to keep listening to your customers. Even if you can’t accommodate every single request, see if you can find another way to make it up to them. It’s valuable to a customer to feel heard, so taking the time to listen will show customers you genuinely value their feedback. Finding a reasonable compromise or accommodation will show them you value their business and can be flexible to their needs. The combination of these two will likely be met with loyal patronage and strong endorsements.

Implement safety features into your business. Not only do you want to ensure your own safety, it’s important that customers feel secure doing business with you. If you’re starting a babysitting business, require background checks of your employees. If you’re providing tutoring services (especially for younger kids), offer to have sessions in a public library or at the school. Meeting customers in a neutral zone until you’re better acquainted will make them feel more secure and help create a trust between you.

And don’t forget about your own safety! Require a home visit before signing on a new house-sitting customer to ensure the area is safe and the home has appropriate locks and smoke detectors. If you’re going the dog walking route, require that your canine customers are up-to-date with all shots and vaccinations. Implementing the right safety measures shows your customers that safety for all parties is important to you.

Don’t underestimate the power of social media, but use it wisely. Let’s face it: we live in the Facebook/Twitter/Instagram era. Take advantage! Social media is a great way to get free advertising and an easy tool to build a company website. It gives you a direct connection to your customers and allows you to build online relationships with them. It’s also an excellent way to provide easy-access customer testimonials to let everyone know just how fabulous your business really is.

However, don’t use it to blast followers with unimportant updates or information. It may seem fun to post photos of you walking your customers’ dogs, but it actually may make you seem distracted on the job and most people won’t care if it isn’t their pet. Post information about new services you offer, but don’t constantly share articles loosely related to your field. If you annoy your customers online, they’ll be less likely to share your page.

Go above and beyond. The truth is, your age may put you at a slight disadvantage in the market. Depending on your offered service and the availability of similar services by more-established, professional companies, customers may opt for an agency they’ve heard of versus a start-up by a teenager. But that just means you have to make yours a truly better choice!

Start by making your customer experience professional, reliable, and satisfactory for every customer, every time. Then go a step or two further and exceed his expectations. If you’re running a bike repair service, fill up the tires for free. If your business is tutoring, create test survival kits with snacks, spare pencils, erasers, and a stress ball. Make a small “Welcome home!” basket for your house-sitting clients to come home to. It’s the little touches that can be all the difference to consumers, not to mention make them excited to talk about and recommend you. Over-delivering will create loyal current customers and bring in more.

The earlier you can start gaining business experience, the more you’ll be prepared for the professional world. It will give you invaluable experience for you to carry on into your entire working career, even if you decide to go into a different field. Starting and running your own business will teach you how to handle money and expenses, interact with customers, handle issues with coworkers, and provide real insight into how the market works.

But don’t forget to have fun with your business. If it’s something you genuinely enjoy doing and are passionate about, you’ll work harder at it and make it more enjoyable for employees and customers alike. It’s even good for business: no one wants to work with someone who is lukewarm about their responsibility!

In today’s sharing economy, there’s never been a better time for young entrepreneurs to get a jump-start on their future. With the right tools, a positive attitude and drive for success, the sky really is the limit!


About the Author

Aaron Mead is a middle school teacher and a volunteer writer for ReadyJob.org. He enjoys helping his students prepare for their future careers and was inspired by ReadyJob’s mission to help kids on a national level. When he isn’t teaching and writing, he enjoys cycling and spending time with his family.

Design for Dogs [Infographic]

Trendy Dog Designs

Eco-friendly Modern Luxury Pet Furniture

They say that man's best friend is his dog and your pet deserves only the best. As such designers provide dog owners with plenty of opportunities to give their beloved pet comfortable places to chill and rest their weary heads. From the comfort of their own designer bed, chair, sofa or cushion, pets can live in the lap of luxury without ruffling a hair on their heads.

This infographic shows some fabulous dog accessories designed to suit the style of your home, your decorating motif and the breed of your pet. Soft cushions and sofas designed for those lazy dog moments which compliment your style of furniture, a bed where they can rest their head in comfort and style, or a side table they can clamber into to stay close by your side and yet have their own space, we have picked some classical and contemporary designs befitting your pampered pooch.

Show your pet love by giving furniture and home accessories to suit their busy lifestyle perfectly. From bespoke outdoor dog houses, posh pets don't have kennels, to inspirational raised dish holders, a must have for large dogs, this infographic showcases just a few of the many different inspired home accessories you can give your beloved pet.


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DESIGN FOR DOGS

We all know that dogs are man's best friend, so why should your pal have to put up with dodgy design? We've rounded up some really cool things you can get your dog that'll still look great in your home!

TRENDY TABLES

A stylish side table that doubles as a seat for your pooch.

Or maybe this more modern geometric side table is more your style?

CHILL OUT CHAIRS

This cool bedside table is perfect if your dog likes to sleep in your room but you don't want to share the bed.

If you don't want to let your dog on the sofa, it's only fair you provide an alternative. How about this chaise lounge?

Or perhaps this more contemporary dog chair is more your style?

Your dog could have their very own sofa; what's more 10% of the purchase price goes to Dogs Trust!

This chair is perfect for a tired out pooch who needs a post walk rest.

A luxurious couch for dogs who appreciate the finer things in life.

BEDS TO SLEEP AWAY THE STRESS OF A BUSY DAY

A bunk bed is perfect for puppy pals to snuggle up together!

A murphy bed is a great way to keep your dog's bed hidden when it's not needed, freeing up more floor space.

Does your dog like breakfast in bed?

A four poster bed for only the poshest of pooches.

CREATURE COMFORTS

This stylish blue cabinet means you never have to trip over a dog bowl again.

This dog mansion is perfect for a high maintenance pet who needs their own space.

 

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Career in Construction [Infographic]

Kick-starting Your Career In Construction

Nikki Santiago, an apprentice carpenter with Wildish Standard Paving Co. and a member of Carpenters Local 156, cuts pieces for concrete slab formwork at the site of the Southwest Iowa Street Viaduct Replacement project in Portland on Tuesday.

Construction is one of the booming industries in the UK. Reports from CITB predict that over 230,000 jobs will be created in the construction industry over the course of five years.

Apprentices in the construction industry earn and learn, while in full time employment. With average wage of £170 per week and are able to gain nationally recognized qualification as well.

Our infographic “Kick-starting your career in construction” takes a dive into the construction industry to show the benefits of opting a career in construction. We answer the Why, what and where.

Let’s talk about the benefits of being an apprentice.

A minimum wage of £95 per week-(the average is £170)

Invaluable hands on experience in the construction industry.

You get trained in the skills relevant to your workplace.

Future employers can see what you have achieved, not just what you have learnt.

You gain qualifications as well as skills. You learn skills that are relevant to your employer’s needs.

The infographic also covers, the steps to become an apprentice.

There are huge and wide variety of careers within construction industry, like Civil engineering, formwork, steel fixing, general construction, etc.

We hope you like infographic, and it helps you cement your career path in construction.


Career in Construction [Infographic]

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Kick-starting Your Career In Construction

Why choose a career in construction?

  • Construction in the UK is a booming industry
  • There are expected to be over 200,000 more jobs created in the construction sector in the next five years
  • Get a sense of achievement from project-based work
  • There is a great opportunity for career progression
  • It's a truly nationwide sector, with jobs going across the country

What will you get from being an apprentice?

Full-time employment
A minimum wage of £95 per week–(the average is £170)
A nationally recognised qualification
Invaluable hands on experience

Why are apprenticeships so sought after?

Employers value them because...

  • They can train you in skills relevant to the workplace
  • They can get a grant for employing an apprentice
  • They show future employers that you know how to operate in a work environment
  • Future employers can see what you have achieved, not just what you have learnt

They are great for your career because...

  •  It's a direct route into a career
  • You will gain qualifications as well as skills
  • The skills you learn are in demand
  • You learn skills relevant to employers needs

It's great for your bank balance because...

  • You earn while you learn
  • No student loan or tuition fees

Key facts about Apprenticeships

How long does it take to do an Apprenticeship?
Normally takes between 2-4 years depending on the level of the qualification

What types of apprenticeship are there?
Traditional Apprenticeships
Combines studying with on-site experience
Can achieve an NVQ or SVQ qualification

Higher Apprenticeships
Offer training and a career path into technical, supervisory, and management roles

Specialist Apprenticeships
Training in specialist skills that require structured learning, often involving learning predominantly while at work

Shared Apprenticeship Scheme (England and Wales only)
Apprentices receive on-site learning from a number of employers

What will I be doing as an apprentice?

You'll be working for a company operating in the construction industry. These days are often long and it can be hard work, but rewards are excellent if you stick with it.

What companies offer apprenticeships?

Both small firms and massive construction companies offer apprenticeships. FACT: 92% of the industry is made up of small firms, many of which employ apprenticeships.

What job roles are available to you through an apprenticeship?

There are a huge number, and wide variety, of careers within construction. These are some of the more popular. Entrance requirements vary, although the majority require only the passing of a skills learning test.

Construction Apprenticeship

Duration of apprenticeship, Salary of qualifying workers, Personal Skills Needed

Civil Engineer Technician 3 years, £15k - £37k

  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity

Formwork 2 years, £16k - £24k

  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity

Steel Fixing 2 years, £14k - £24k

  • Fitness
  • Practical skills
  • Able to work in confined spaces
  • Teamwork

General Construction 2 years, £15k - £24k

  • Fitness
  • Teamwork
  • A head for heights
  • Practical skills

Highway Maintenance 2 years £15k - £24k

  • Fitness
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving

Plant Apprenticeships

Duration of apprenticeship, Salary of qualifying workers, Personal Skills Needed

Plant Maintenance 3 years, £15k - £25k

  • Accuracy
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Computer literate
  • A head for heights

Crane Operation 2 years, £18k - £38k

  • Communication skills
  • Fitness
  • A head for heights
  • Technically competent

Demolition Plant Operation 2 years, £17k - £25k

  • Fitness
  • A head for heights
  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills
  • Enjoy working outdoors

Roofing Apprenticeships

Duration of apprenticeship, Salary of qualifying workers, Personal Skills Needed

Built-up Felt Roofing 2 years, £16k - £31k

  • Fitness
  • Head for heights
  • Enjoy working outdoors in all weather

Roof Sheeting and Cladding 2 years, £16k - £31k

  • Fitness
  • Head for heights
  • Enjoy working outdoors in all weather

Roof Slating and Tiling 2 years, £16k - £31k

  • Fitness
  • Head for heights
  • Enjoy working outdoors in all weather

Access Apprenticeships

Duration of apprenticeship, Salary of qualifying workers, Personal Skills Needed

Lighting Conductor Engineer 2 years, £17k - £35k

  • Practical skills
  • Fitness
  • A good sense of balance
  • A head for heights
  • Enjoy working outdoors in all weather
  • Teamwork

Scaffolding 2 years, £17k - £26k

  • Practical skills
  • Fitness
  • Problem solving
  • A head for heights
  • Enjoy working outdoors in all weather
  • Teamwork

Steeplejacking 2 years, £17k - £35k

  • Practical skills
  • Fitness
  • A good sense of balance
  • A head for heights
  • Enjoy working outdoors in all weather
  • Teamwork

Tunneling Apprenticeship

Duration of apprenticeship, Salary of qualifying workers, Personal Skills Needed

Tunnel Operative 18 months, £14k - £24k

  • Fitness
  • Practical skills
  • The ability to work in confined spaces
  • Teamwork

Construction Operative 18 months, £15k - £24k

  • Fitness
  • Practical skills
  • The ability to work in confined spaces or at heights
  • Teamwork

Pre-cast Operative 1 years £14k - £24k

  • Fitness
  • Practical skills
  • The ability to work in confined spaces or at heights
  • Teamwork

Specialist Apprenticeships

Duration of apprenticeship, Salary of qualifying workers, Personal Skills Needed

Interior Systems: Suspending Ceiling Fixing and Partition Fixing 2 years, £16k - £36k

  • Fitness
  • A head for heights
  • The ability to follow instructions accurately

Drylining 2 years, £15k - £30k

  • Fitness
  • Teamwork
  • Practical skills
  • The ability to read and understand plans and diagrams

How do I become an apprentice?

Who can apply to become an apprentice?

To begin an apprenticeship you need to be:
-16 years-old+
-Not in full-time education

Find an apprenticeship provider

Best places to start are the CITB website, National Apprenticeship Service website, and websites of large construction groups.

Decide on what apprenticeship appeals most to you

If you need more information, why not try and get work experience and/or attend a trade fair first?

Complete the Application form

You will need:
-Your email address
-Your National Insurance Number
-Your preferred career

Prepare your CV

CV Tips
-No more than two sides of A4
-Proof-read it
-Get someone else to too
-Include contact details
-Split it up into sections

Pass the interview

Interview Tips
-Look smart
-Prepare
-Learn about the role, the company, and make sure you know your CV backwards

Then just work hard, earn, and learn!

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Helping you take the next step

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Source: http://www.powertoolworld.co.uk/blog/infographics/kick-starting-your-career-in-construction/

Recreating Movie Road Trips [Infographic]

Great Movie Road Trips

Road Trip Journey

Road trip movies have always been special, as they create a special place in the hearts of the audience. The reason why road trip movies are cool, is because they show an actual journey on the silver screen, giving shape to the characters in the movie, the characters have an ark, which they reach at the end of the movie.

We, as an audience, try to imagine ourselves as the characters, we imagine ourselves going on a road trip with friends and family. Also what makes a movie road trips good? There is a checklist that needs to get ticked it includes incident, stress, bonding, humour and fun. We have narrowed down four movies that fit the bill, even though we aware that there are countless road trip movies. If you ever thought of replicating a road trip our infographic can be very helpful.

Our list of movies includes American Classic “Easy Rider” starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Jack Nicholson. This movie is considered to be one of the best road trip movies, in our infographic we have mentioned the length of the route, approximate fuel costs, which should be helpful for your budget. The second movie on our list is “Dumb and Dumber” starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. The third one is called “Road Trip”, and last but the not the list is the Oscar nominated “Little Miss Sunshine” starring Steve Carrell and Alan Arkin.

We hope that our infographic inspires you to take on the journey that these characters took, have a great trip.


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Recreating Iconic Movie Road Trips

How to recreate the magic of famous movie road trips

EASY RIDER

Length of route: 2350 miles

Approximate petrol costs: €300 / $450
Start: Ballarat, CA

Where you drive through

  • Ballarat, CA
  • La Vegas
  • Dallas
  • S Levee Rd, Krotz Springs

Finish: S Levee Rd, Krotz Springs (For bonus points drive to New Orleans)
Estimated driving time: 38 h
Who went: Wyatt (Fonda) and Billy (Hopper)

Why they did it
After selling smuggled cocaine they attempted, without success, to reach New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras.

What tho avoid:
dehydration and rednecks

What they road
Modified Harley Davidson Hydra-Glide bikes
Cost of similar vehicle: €12500 / $18500

Keep the spirit of the movie by...

  • Chatting around a campfire
  • Crashing a parade!
  • Riding past 'the Mittens' in Arizona

 

DUMB AND DUMBER

Length of route: 2500 miles
Approximate petrol costs: €400 / $600
Start: Providence, Rhode Island

Where you drive through

  • Providence, Rhode Island
  • Iowa
  • Nebraska
  • Aspen

Finish: Aspen
Estimated driving time: 33 h
Who went:
Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey)
and Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels)

What they rode
1994 Ford Econoline
Cost of similar vehicle: €4,000 / $6,000

Why they did it
To give Mary Swanson back her briefcase full of ransom money.

What to avoid:
Playing with laxatives

Keep the spirit of the movie by...

  • Singing road songs!
  • Skiing in Aspend
  • Pretending the sequel and prequel never happened

 

ROAD TRIP

Length of route: 1800 miles
Approximate petrol costs: €270 / $406
Start: Ithaca, New York

Where you drive through

  • Ithaca, New York
  • Nashville
  • Memphis
  • Little Rock
  • Austin, Texas

Finish: Austin, Texas

Estimated driving time: 27 h

Who went: Josh Parker (Brekcin Meyer), E.L (Sean William Scott), Rubin Carver (Paulo Costanzo), and Kyle Edwards (DJ Qualls)

What they drove

Ford Taurus
Cost of similar car: €1300 / $2000

School bus

Why they did it

To stop Josh's long-distance girlfriend from seeing a compromising tape he made with Amy Smart.

What to avoid

Destroying your car

Keep the spirit of the movie by...

  • Raising funds in an unconventional manner
  • Partying

 

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

Length: 810 miles
Approximate petrol costs: €275 / $413
Start: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Where you drive through

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Petrified forest national park
  • Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Redondo Beach, California

Finish: Redondo Beach, California
Estimated Drive time: 12 h
Who went: Richard Hoover (Greg Kinnear), Frank Ginsberg (Steve Carrell), Sheryl Hoover (Toni Collette), Dwayne Hoover (Paul Dano), Olive Hoover (Abigail Breslin), Edwin Hoover (Alan Arkin)

Why they did it
To get seven-year old Olive to a beauty pageant

What they drove
Yellow Volkswagen T2 Microbus
Cost of similar vehicle: €20,000 / $29,000

What to avoid
Nervous breakdowns

Keep the spirit of the movie by...

  • Doing a push start
  • Visiting a beauty pageant
  • Getting kicked out of a beauty pageant

 

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What You Didn’t Know About Shakespeare [Infographic]

Do You Know Shakespeare?

Shakespeare Photo

At Super Scholar, we help students get the most out of their educational experience. Recently we have developed a really interesting infographic about William Shakespeare. He would have turned 452 this year, but his works still echo through time. Many of his works are required reading throughout high school and college. His archetypes are still found in contemporary plays, like “She’s the Man” or “Lion King”.

His works are timeless and inspire generations, from reading "Romeo and Juliet" to "Hamlet" and "Lady MacBeth". They are the inspiration for many modern writings and movies, which are sometimes strictly or loosely based off of his works. He not only wrote around 850,000 words, but he invented more than 171,000 and he’s used more words than most modern rappers, which found their way into our modern Oxford dictionary including addiction, assassination, courtship, eyeball, impartial, luggage, swagger, and tranquil.

Shakespeare was also no stranger to ensuring that many of his plays included violence featuring stabbings, poisonings, beheadings, broken hearts, hangings, bakery mishaps, drownings, smotherings, sleep deprivation, snake bites, engulfed in flames, indigestion, live burials, starvation, mutilation, and even a hungry bear!

To Shakespeare, with his creative imagination and his experience of the world and people, noted that much of our lives involve drama, or the desire for it, and led to one of his most famous quotes ever said, "All the world's a stage. And all the men and women merely players." Shakespeare is so inspiration that for centuries to come, his influence will always be upon us.

This infographic explores Shakespeare in popular culture.

Infographic submitted and partial summary article by Jennifer Schneider, partial summary article by Matthew Gates


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Shakespeare in Pop Culture

Shakespeare is heralded as a foundational figure in
Psychology, sociology, political theory, business, medicine, and law

He’s one of the largest enablers of modern culture
For his 37 plays:

10 Tragedies
10 Histories
17 Comedies

154 Sonnets

884,647 words and 118,406 lines

Roughly 1/100 words we speak today was invented by Shakespeare

English words invented by Shakespeare: 1,700

Total number of English words in 2nd Edition Oxford English Dictionary: 171,476*
*though other dictionaries count more

Including: [9]
addiction
assassination
courtship
eyeball
luggage
impartial
swagger
tranquil

Only 16 modern rappers have used more unique words within their first 35,000 lyrics[2]

“I was not born under a rhyming planet”–Much Ado About Nothing

Outkast
MF Doom
E-40
Redman
Kool G Rap
Blackalicious
Ghostface Killah
Killah Priest
Roots
Wu-Tang Clan
RZA
CunninLynguists
Canibus
Kool Kieth
GZA
Aesop Rock

While the number of English speakers worldwide has grown from 5 million to 1.5 billion

Raising the rate of potential Shakespeare’s at any one time from 1 to 30.

Shakespeare has created many of our most lasting cultural types

Many of which we’ve adapted…

A Romeo is a persistent romancer and philanderer
A Hamlet over thinks and is indecisive
A lady Macbeth is a cut throat and ambitious female politician

Some of which have enduring legacies:
Supernatural characters started to become common in Elizabethan England

Arial, from The Tempest is a Fun-loving, mischievous being with extraordinary abilities

Hamlet’s father’s ghost as a call for revenge
Banquo, murdered by Macbeth, returns to haunt him

Puck–fairy from A Midsummer Night’s Dream– is a mischievous fairy of the woods

“Double, double, toil and trouble”
As seen in countless supernatural thrillers

Violence Always Sells

[causes of death in Shakespeare’s tragedies]

64 violent deaths in Shakespeare:
33 stabbed
7 poisoned
5 beheaded
2 broken hearts
2 hangings
2 baked into a pie
1 drowned
1 smothered by a pillow
1 lack of sleep
1 drops dead
1 snake bite
1 torn apart by mob
1 Eating hot coals
1 “disappearing”
1 thrown into a fire
1 indigestion
1 buried to neck and starved
1 cut into pieces
1 throws himself away
1 eaten by bear

But so does some straight up Shakespeare…

Number of movies inspired by Shakespeare plays:

Twelfth Night-1
King Lear -6
Romeo and Juliet – 6
Midsummer Night’s Dream – 5
Othello – 1
Macbeth – 4
Hamlet – 7
Taming of the Shrew – 3
The Tempest -3
Henry V – 2
Henry IV – 1
Richard III – 1
The Comedy of Errors – 1

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players


Source: http://superscholar.org/shakespeare-in-pop-culture/