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Month: February 2018

Phoenix Schools Receive Numerous Accolades

So often these days, it seems that schools are only in the news for their failures. Journalists love to write about the sensational news of school violence or poor test scores. Well, out west in Phoenix, Arizona, the Phoenix Schools are doing some things right! The Phoenix area is divided into dozens of individual districts; and all through Phoenix Schools, success abounds. One such district, the Deer Valley Unified School District sums up the mission of the entire system of Phoenix Schools: "In partnership with families and the community, [Phoenix Schools] will ensure that all students will graduate with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for success in a globally interdependent world. " If parents are looking for safe, secure and attractive campuses, qualified and caring staff who are passionate about working with children, a rigid curriculum that meets the needs of each student, award-winning faculty and programs, high academic achievement, and involved parents, business and community members who actively support education goals- then they need search no further than the districts of Phoenix Schools. One district within the system of Phoenix Schools recently received an honorable mention award in the American School Board Journal (ASBJ) 2007 Magna Awards contest. The Magna Awards recognize school districts, like the Phoenix Schools, which implement outstanding programs that advance student learning and encourage communities to get involved in their local schools. This...

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Tuscan Landscape Design – Plants That Complete Your Mediterranean Garden

The charming elegance of Tuscan landscape design is ideal for a relaxing, livable outdoor area that complements today’s luxurious homes. The plant life within a Tuscan garden reflects the simple, laid-back lifestyle of Old World Tuscany while showcasing the elegance of exotic Mediterranean vegetation. Lush green leaves, intriguingly gnarled citrus trees, and sweet, aromatic herbs can transform your yard into a beautiful Tuscan oasis. Rooted in the farming culture of coastal Italy, the Tuscan garden style thrives on functionality. A planting plan that allows easy maintenance, simple irrigation, and nearby access to the home’s interior is an important part of this outdoor style. Choose flowers, trees, and shrubs that are common to Tuscany and the Mediterranean, but that will also grow easily in your climate and soil conditions, for a beautiful landscape design that is easy to care for. Selecting Trees and Shrubbery for a Tuscan Garden Tuscan landscape designs are full of lush evergreens that provide year round life and color. Trees and shrubs provide shade, accent walkways and patios, and create barriers throughout your property. Consider these suggestions for your Tuscan garden: Live oaks provide shade with their sweeping limbs and continuous color with their evergreen leaves. Olive trees are also evergreens and are typical of Mediterranean gardens, offering unique texture and shape. Italian Cypress tree is a signature plant in Tuscan gardens and is often planted...

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Balancing Pregnancy, Life, and Work

Have you ever walked into a room or sat at your desk and looked at the pile of crap that has to get done? As you’re standing there you wonder how in the world can two people, who feel like they are never home, accumulate that much laundry and dishes. I mean seriously. The amount of laundry that piles up in my house with just my husband and me is insane and I know it’s going to get worse when little Davie gets here. I’ve never been a superb house keeper but as I stared the third trimester in the face I knew I had to start changing habits now in order to make our lives easier once our lives get turned upside down with a newborn. The first order of business? Catching up on all the housework I hadn’t done in the first trimester. For those that didn’t know the first trimester was rough. I was sick all the time and I had absolutely no energy. I was easily in bed by 7 and regularly took naps on my lunch break at work. The house was the absolute last thing on my radar and it showed. So here’s where I started putting my game plan together. Step 1: De-clutter, Deep Clean, and Reorganize. I knew that I wanted to get rid of as much crap in the house...

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Why Prostitutes Don’t Kiss

(and why she’s not yours just because she spreads her legs) As a physician to many women who worked in the sex-for-money business, as lover to many women of many ages, nationalities, and careers (including x-prostitutes and dancers), I’ve had the privilege of having the trust and the insight to the emotions and physical bodies of a unique type of woman. In the process of learning from them and of loving them, I also gained much insight to the minds and emotions of the 3,000 plus women who came to me for help with their sexual and physical problems (during my years working with the hormone replacement of menopausal women). It comes as a surprise and as a mysterious fact to most men when they discover that most prostitutes will not kiss their clients. Why will prostitutes not kiss the same man they will spread their legs to–and more importantly what very important lesson does that teach us about the emotions of women in general (and people in general)? Most men have the mistaken idea that when a woman spreads her legs to him that he is gaining access to the most important and sacred part of her. This can give him a sense of power and accomplishment that makes him feel like a bull when he goes back out into the market place. Taking with him the idea...

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Impact of Technology on Business

Together with the advancement of science and technology, technological innovations grew along with it, resulting to the emergence of new equipment and gadgets. No matter how big or small your company is, technology brings both intangible and tangible benefits to become cost efficient and to meet the growing demands and needs of customers. Technological innovations affect corporate efficiency, culture and relationship among employees, clients, suppliers and customers. The type and quality of technology used affect the security of confidential business information. Due to the burden brought by administrative tasks, like inventory, bookkeeping and records keeping, both big and small companies rely on computers to do their administrative works. The birth of Internet and online social networking sites tremendously decreased the costs of business operations. It also makes it easier for companies to use the Six Sigma management methodologies. Some firms shifted to outsourcing instead of hiring their own personnel due to the low costs associated with it. Because of the huge impact of technological innovations to companies, it is impossible for them to live with it. Commonly used high technology equipment: Computers Photocopier Telephone Computer printer Internet Paper shredder Multimedia projector Touch screen monitors Computer mouse Laptop computers Advantages of Technology to Business: Customer Relations. Technology affects the way companies communicate and establish relations with their clients. In a fast moving and business environment, it is vital for them...

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