Can Job Loss Be a Positive Experience?

Losing your job is never good news, and the effects hit hard. However, it is not all about doom and gloom all the time. Many positives can come from a layoff. Were you able to do something that you were not able to do while you were working? Were you able to take a trip, work on a hobby, reduce stress, spend more time with your family, volunteer or even start your own business? While your emotions might be a bit mixed, many blessings may present themselves during unemployment. The following comments are from real people expressing positive experiences that resulted after a job loss. These replies (some modified) are the result of one question asked in a networking group discussion – “What are some positives you have received from being laid off?” Perhaps you have experienced some of these as well: Sparked Creativity, Confidence Builder, Retooling (Training), Hobbies and […]

American Idol – Self Improvement Brought to Life By Jordin Sparks

So, another season of American Idol comes to an end with the crowning of Jordin Sparks as American Idol 2007. On the night, she was a deserving winner, as well as being a beautiful person and a wonderful singer. Only the most cynical and spiteful of observers can argue that American Idol does not produce some great singers, it does; or that Jordin is not one of them, she is. We know already that the top three, as last year, will probably be superstars. So we can look forward to great things and big album sales from Melinda Doolittle and Blake Lewis, as well as Jordin. Apart from loving music of many types, one of the reasons I enjoy American Idol is the way, when it gets down to the final 16 and the serious singing contest, you can watch as young talented people develop before your eyes. The whole […]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe For The Toaster Oven

Last spring my natural seed provider had a different on pie pumpkin seeds. Naturally, I determined to develop pie pumpkins for the primary 12 months ever. The 5 vines I planted produced over 100 kilos of pie pumpkins. This left me with an issue: I will be able to most effective devour such a lot of pumpkin pies. I will be able to most effective give my neighbors and buddies such a lot of pumpkin pies. I did to find the pumpkins paintings neatly in pumpkin soup (one thing I’ve eaten a large number of in recent years) however I nonetheless wanted one thing other. I lately discovered it: pumpkin cheesecake. I attempted many recipes and after all got here up with one all my very own that I like. One caution: if you happen to bake the pumpkin cheesecake with out a water tub it’ll most probably crack at […]

National Flowers

Many countries across the world are recognized by a plant that symbolizes their geographical area. These emblems are sometimes determined by public opinion or by government officials. A nation’s plant is sometimes referred to as a floral emblem. Below are some of the world’s major countries and the floral emblems that represent them. Australia: Australia’s national flower as a whole is the Acacia pycnantha, otherwise known as the Golden Wattle. However, each territory within Australia has their own floral emblem. France: The Iris or Fleur de lis, which means lily flower, is the national floral emblem for the country of France. The meaning of the Iris flower is hope, wisdom, courage, faith, and admiration. Japan: The government officials of Japan have never determined a national flower for their country. The cherry blossom is generally considered as their national flower with the chrysanthemum flower used by the Japanese Imperial Family as […]