Work Abroad | Flashpacker HQ These resource pages are ongoing and come from many sources including online searches, word of mouth recommendations, books, pamphlets, brochures, and my own travel experiences. If you have anything to add, would like something removed, or something isn’t working correctly, please let me know. The flags below are meant to give you an idea of which nationalities the link is for or where the company is located. Common sense should tell you if you’re able to use a given link from another country.
100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach Yourself Anything | Rated Colleges Posted by Site Administrator in Online Learning May 7th, 2009 Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are loads of free resources on the Web that can help you find instructional videos, tutorials and classes to learn a wide variety of skills from fixing basic car problems to speaking another language. With 100 sites to choose from, you’re bound to find something here that will help you learn just about anything you could want. General Tutorials These sites offer a wide range of tutorials and videos. Around the House Want to know how to fix that broken cabinet or hang up some great wallpaper? Business and Management If you feel like you’re seriously lacking on business and management skills at work, no need to worry. KnowThis? Language and Writing Those who want to learn a new language, improve their writing skills or just learn more about literature will be well-served by these instructional sites. Technology Math S.O.S. Science Creativity
Plnnr - plan the perfect trip, automatically! 23 Unspoken Suit Rules Every Guy Should Know. I'm Surprised How Few I Knew... If you're wearing a two-button suit, the top button should fall either at or above your navel. If you're wearing a three-button suit, the middle button should fall at or above the navel. Jade Mountain St. Lucia: Where All Rooms Have Infinity Pools Located in the eastern Caribbean Sea, Jade Mountain in St. Lucia is one of the most incredible resorts the Sifter has seen. Each room has only three walls and a private infinity pool with stunning panoramic views of the beautiful Caribbean. A tropical oasis, this slice of heaven doesn’t come cheap, with nightly rates ranging from $950 up to $2,700 US. One can dream though! Check out the gallery of images below along with information on the resort and rooms. Rising majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty. Architect owner Nick Troubetzkoy has expanded upon his philosophy of building in harmony with Caribbean nature in his creation of Jade Mountain. Expect grand sweeping spaces where bedroom, living area and an extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another to form extraordinary platforms floating out into nature.
How to Complain Effectively There are some people who are incredibly effective at making complaints. They seem to know instinctively how to pitch their problem, what to say, and what to do to get apologies, refunds, or other satisfactory outcomes. Other people find that they just seem to end up shouting in frustration down the phone. So what is it that the first group does that the second does not? This page unpicks some of the issues involved in complaining and helps you learn how to complain effectively, whether in person or on the phone. An effective complaint is one that is heard by the person at whom it is aimed, and which gets a result that pleases the complainant. There are a number of simple rules to follow that will make your complaints more effective. Rule 1: Know what you want to achieve The most effective complainants are those who have a clear idea of what they want to achieve from their complaint, and who set it out clearly to the person to whom they are complaining. Rule 3: Aim high and get personal
JetHiking: How this traveller flies for free You would be smiling too if you were flying for free. Picture: Amber Nolan/JetHiking.com Onboard one of the private planes Amber flies on. IMAGINE not having to deal with airport security, spend hours waiting for your flight or put up with annoying passengers. Sound too good to be true? Meet US travel writer Amber Nolan. Amber came up with a radical plan for her life which involved taking the hitchhiking concept to a whole new level ... in the skies. So she set up a website called JetHiking.com and began researching her idea. Amber hitchhiked on her first plane in July last year, flying from Rochester, New York, to Nashville, Tennesse. So how does she manage to get pilots to fly her for free? Amber gets in touch with the pilots of private jets and light aircraft who are planning an upcoming trip and asks to join them. "I find most pilots enjoy sharing their passion for aviation with people," Amber told news.com.au. Amber uses a different kind of washing line! What about the challenges?
How to shrink your blind spot - UQ News - The University of Queensland, Australia It’s a case of you don’t know what you’ve been missing out on. UQ researchers Mr Paul Miller and Associate Professor Derek Arnold say most people don’t even know they have a blind spot in their vision, let alone understand that they could reduce it by as much as 10 per cent. “Every human eye includes an unavoidable blind spot, due to the point where the optic nerve must pass through the retina,” Mr Miller said. “When images project to that precise location, we miss them. “Our research has some good news though – you can shrink your blind spot by up to 10 per cent with training, even though there will always be a hole in your visual field.” The neuroscientists at UQ’s School of Psychology may have opened the way to new treatments for the developed world’s leading cause of blindness, age-related macular degeneration. “You can only enhance sensitivity at the blind spot periphery, but this has proved sufficient to bring about a 10 per cent reduction in functional blindness,” Mr Miller said.
JetHiking.com: Home Make Your Own 3D Printer for Under $60 Using Recycled Electronic Components with Instructables Design One of the obstacles to jumping headlong into the additive manufacturing milieu for many people is often the expense of the 3D printer itself. Further, for those intrepid, budding engineers, designers, makers, and artists, an initial foray might more reasonably and affordably involve using a less expensive and complex machine. Enter one Instructables contributor, “mikelllc,” who has designed a make-it-yourself 3D printer that is constructed largely from recycled electronic components. Currently, only about 12.5% of all electronic waste, or “e-waste,” is recycled. The EWaste $60 3D Printer is inexpensive to make given that you can round up the necessary components and follow the maker’s step-by-step instructions, which are clear and detailed. The 3D printer uses 1.75 mm plastic filament, which is both easier to extrude and also much more flexible than 3 mm filament. Is this a project you’d think to undertake?
How to avoid paying extra fees when travelling alone Judging by the Travel Concierge inbox, few topics trigger such frustration among holidaymakers as the vexatious single supplement. But it is possible to avoid paying far more than everyone else, according to a Toronto-based blogger who’s an expert in individual tripping. Janice Waugh’s Solo Traveler site (solotravelerblog.com) is brimming with excellent tips and resources. And she strongly believes that vacationing sans companions is a great way to hit the road. But first: that dreaded single supplement. “It is possible to get around it,” Waugh says. But how do you find these companies? It’s also worth contacting other companies directly: If tours are not selling well, they may relax the rules. Location-wise, it depends on how bold you are about travelling alone. But keep in mind that solo travel doesn’t have to mean holidaying without company – many lone vacationers look for group experiences. Which brings us to safety. Special to The Globe and Mail
Schoonmaaktips Tips van Milieuloket: (Tip: zoek in de tekst met control + F) Schoonmaak Door schoon te maken proberen we de hoeveelheid vuil, waaronder ook schadelijke stoffen en organismen, in een woning binnen de perken te houden. Om het milieu en onze gezondheid te sparen is het zaak het vuil met de juiste producten aan te pakken. Hoe u dit kunt bereiken met een beperkt aantal middelen die ook nog eens het milieu ontzien, leest u hieronder. Schoonmaken Schoonmaken vergt inspanning; hoe langer u het vuil laat liggen, hoe meer moeite het zal kosten om alles schoon te krijgen. Wanneer we de schoonmaak te lang uitstellen hebben we zwaardere middelen nodig; denk aan al de speciale producten die in zoveel keukenkastjes te vinden zijn. Deze producten zijn krachtiger dan eenvoudigere reinigingsmiddelen; ze bevatten bijvoorbeeld een grotere concentratie wasactieve of chemische stoffen. Vloeibare of groene zeep, of allesreiniger op basis van plantaardige grondstoffen. - Kalk in uw waterkoker?
10 Tips for Saving with the Family | GetSmarterAboutMoney.ca We are all great spenders – kids, parents and even seniors. Our economy is based to a large extent on consumer spending, and the message to consume is endlessly spread by mass media. Saving? We know it’s important, but spending is so much more rewarding in a superficial sense. Saving isn’t fun, especially when interest rates are as low as they are today. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.