The snow is starting to melt, the sun is starting to come out of hiding and the birds are starting to sing in the trees.
Soon the flower buds will begin to open and the grass will transform into a lush carpet of green.
Spring is on the way and this time of rebirth and renewal is a great time to give a “spring cleaning” to all aspects of your life. You might do a spring cleaning on your home every year, getting rid of clutter and brushing away the cobwebs.
However, have you ever thought about giving a metaphorical spring clean to your lifestyle?
Taking some time to spring clean your life can help you eliminate old stresses, set new goals and approach the summer feeling fresh and energized.
Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month?
Volunteering is the art of giving your labor or expertise for free and many charities and local programs could not exist without the help of volunteers.
This month is the time to think about how you can give some of your time and efforts away to help your community.
Your car is your important mode of transport between point A and B, but if you are like many people you might also be in the habit of using it as a trash can on wheels.
Are you embarrassed when you offer someone else a ride in your vehicle because of the detritus of empty bottles, pieces of paper and food wrappers that litter the floor?
If you have children, do you have to clear an entire army of toys and stuffed animals from the back seat before anyone can sit down?
If your car is becoming a disaster zone, here are some tips for regaining control of the clutter.
The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico has a long and fascinating history. Because it is located right in the middle of the “New World” it has been a target of conquest for many centuries.
Christopher Columbus landed on the island in 1493, on his second voyage of discovery. It was later settled by the Spanish explorer known as Ponce de Leon and was under possession by the Spanish for over 400 years.
At the end of the Spanish American war, the island of Puerto Rico became United States territory due to the Treaty of Paris.
There are many battlements and fortifications throughout Puerto Rico, built to protect the island from its many invaders.
These are very interesting places on the island that reveal fascinating stories about the past. Here are some of the best historical sites:
Dale Carnegie, author of “How to Win Friends and Influence People” said that a person’s name is the “sweetest and most important sound in any language.”
Whether in a business networking situation or a friendly party, being able to remember people’s names is an important skill for your career and your social life.
Here are a few tips for cementing those names in your memory so that you never have to be embarrassed again: