Are You Ready to Move Out? If you moved back in after you graduated from college or if you stayed at home while attending school, you may be anxious and ready to move out on your own. It can be frustrating to live at home with your parents when you are no longer a teenager. However, if you move out before you are in a position to support yourself, you may end up hurting your credit and setting yourself up to live at home again. 1. Before you move out you need to make sure that you can afford to live on your own. 2. It is also important to consider the amount of debt you currently have. 3. Before you move out you should have an emergency fund saved up and set aside. 4. When you move out you will need to have money saved for your first and last month’s rent, any deposit and rental application fee that you may have.
How to train your mind to remember anything Josha Foer observed the 2005 USA Memory Championship and won it in 2006He says you can teach yourself to remember a lot of information effectively One of the keys is to associate a word or a fact with other things you remember, Foer saysFoer: "If you want to make something memorable, you first have to make it meaningful" Editor's note: Joshua Foer is a writer and the author of "Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything." In 2005, he attended the USA Memory Championship as an observer. After learning to train his memory using ancient techniques, he came back to the same contest a year later and won it. Foer spoke at the TED2012 conference in March. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to "Ideas worth spreading," which it makes available through talks posted on its website. (CNN) -- Once upon a time, the idea of having a trained, disciplined, cultivated memory was not nearly so strange a notion as it might seem to be today. Watch Joshua Foer's TED Talk
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Why You Should Start Using a VPN (and How to Choose the Best One for Your Needs) You may know what a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is; you probably don’t use one. You really should be using a VPN, and even if you don’t think so now, at some point in the future you may consider it as important as your internet connection. When we took at look at your five favorite VPN service providers, we noticed a few things. First, being the “best” is big business for VPN providers, and they’ll fight dirty to be one of them. Second, there are so many VPN providers that it’s difficult to choose a really good one. VPNs are not all created equally, and in this post, we’re going to look at what a VPN is, why you want one, and how to pick the best one for you. What Is a VPN? Put simply, a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, is a group of computers (or discrete networks) networked together over a public network—namely, the internet. Why You Need a VPN, or How You Can Benefit from Using One The student/worker. What Makes for a Good VPN? Which VPNs Are The Best? Private Internet Access proXPN
11 Emergency Food Items That Can Last a Lifetime Please accept our apologies. You have reached a 404 Page Not Found Error. Please use our search box or main menu above to find what you're looking for. Image courtesy 501st Legion share this totally non-existent page with others related information When Should I Become Financially Independent? Question: When Should I Become Financially Independent? Recently I have heard many questions about people wondering if it is okay to accept a little bit of extra money from their parents after they graduate from college. These are not generally the people still living with parents. Most of these people already have jobs, not great jobs, but decent jobs, but want to continue with a higher lifestyle or they may want to move to a more expensive place to live. It is an important question to ask yourself. Answer: Ideally you should become financially independent from your parents as soon as possible. If you are having difficulty covering your monthly expenses then you have a serious income or spending problem that you need to address. Many people also wonder about whether or not it is acceptable to accept the occasional help from your parents. You can prevent this from happening by establishing a good size emergency fund.
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Alpha Disaster Contingencies How to solve impossible problems: Daniel Russell’s awesome Google search techniques Daniel Russell stood in front of a crowd of investigative journalists in Boston last week and showed us this picture of a random skyscraper in an unknown city: Russell posed a riddle: What’s the phone number of the office where this picture was snapped? Let that sink in. He wasn’t asking for a phone number for the skyscraper in the picture, which sounds hard enough. He wanted the phone number of the precise office where the photographer was standing when the picture was taken. Nothing in that office was even in the photo. “Once you know these tricks, you can solve problems that look impossible,” Russell said. There are plenty of Google search cheat sheets floating around. Here are some of my favorite tips shared by Russell at the 2012 Investigative Reporters and Editors conference. Most of what you know about Boolean is wrong.Don’t bother typing AND in your search queries – Google treats it like any other word.But OR in all caps actually works. Related
3 Ways to Hoard Food for an Emergency Edit Article Where to buyWhat to buyWhere to keep it Edited by Aplin8378, Krystle, Teresa, Derrick Hensley and 5 others We live in uncertain times, with war, natural disasters, and economical instability causing fears of interruptions to our food supply. Ad Steps 1Identify which foods you want to hoard. Method 1 of 3: Where to buy 1 Make sure you have at least £300/$490/342 Euro's (these are equivalent as of the seventh of May, 2011).2Go to a shop that sells canned foods and drinks. Method 2 of 3: What to buy 1Tinned and dried foods are best, as they last for a long time. 2 Think about what tinned foods your family/you eat the most. 7 Buy plenty of bottles of water, and cartons of squash, juice etc. Method 3 of 3: Where to keep it 1 Make sure there is a supply of liquid and food in every room, to start with. 2 Find somewhere dry, cool and clean to store the food and liquid, where it is unlikely to grow mouldy, or be eaten by rats, mice or other pests. Tips Warnings
How do I go about becoming independent Lots of us had little or no experience and financial education before we hit the trail either. Planning a bit will help make the transition smooth and fun. It's good you're getting a checking acct. Learn to track your spending as accurately as possible. Avoid bouncing checks!! Speaking of credit... I know it might seem early to start thinking of things like retirement, but I WISH someone had told me about the importance of saving early. Create a budget for yourself. If possible try to avoid getting hooked into a lot of unnecessary bills, like cable, cell phones, eating out... Take some time and look through the apt listings for the various areas where you live. Transportation can be a HUGE cost. Room mates can help defer some of the costs, but they can be a HUGE pain in the butt too, so only consider one if you really can't manage the costs solo. If you can, save a thousand or two before you leave home, so you have a cushion in case you lose your job, get ill or whatever.
Read this column before you die / 1,000 sights, 1,000 books, a few hundred drugs, 397 kinky positions, one million blasphemies. Get busy What the hell are you doing? Why are you just sitting there? Haven't you seen the lists? Haven't you been reading the books? Here is what they tell you: You should be outside, far, far away from here, right this minute, visiting Machu Picchu or a former Hungarian brothel that's now a cute artisanal bakery run by tiny singing lesbians, or visiting a giant musty old castle in Leipzig, or maybe taking lousy digital pictures of that Amazonian tribe that makes cute little earrings out of dried capybara testicles. Didn't you know? And now, as with any passably decent idea in the popular culture, that cute little gift book has now been whored quite nearly to death. Let us peruse the offerings. Ah, maybe I'm just a bit sour, envious, frustrated. Maybe what bothers me is how Carpe Diem Syndrome is just half the game. Therefore, I recommend a different sort of list, a more, shall we say, enigmatic catalogue of numinous experience.