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Graphic Design School for an interesting career

In the last decades, the need for qualified graphic designers has exploded. There are currently over 300,000 graphic design jobs in the USA alone. Use of the internet is now part of our everyday life and mobile devices are integrated into our daily routine. These industries are hiring graphic designers at record levels.

First things first, educational requirements are that you need to have at least a high school or GED Diploma. Even if you are a gifted illustrator, you need to get your Diploma first. If you didn’t complete high school, you can earn your GED diploma perhaps in a few weeks with free resources from Bestgedclasses.org. They have Math classes, Essay writing classes and everything else. I highly recommend this website.

Identify your focus

Are you an illustrator or an animator? Do you enjoy photography or typography? Are you interested in fine art or textile design? These areas and more are all part of the graphic design industry. Although a graphic designer can jump from area to area during a career, deciding on a focus will help you choose a graphic design school.

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Access Distance Learning Programs – Upgrade Your Education

Did you guys have a great Thanksgiving? I really hope you did and that you’ll survive today’s Black Friday Frenzy… But let’s get back to basics, our education and how to boost our careers. Education is one thing that can change your life on its own.

Very few things have the power to do that, of course very few things also take the work ethic and discipline that a graduate degree program takes. Experience alone no longer cuts it with most companies, or in most lines of work. So access Distance Learning Programs and see if you can find a program that fits your wishes.

You need more than that to get yourself to the top of the ladder. Employers seek skilled and educated individuals, and if you’re competing with a variety of others who have an undergraduate degree a distance learning graduate degree program will give you the one up on the competition.

So Beat The Competition With a Distance Learning Graduate Degree – How To Educate Yourself Without Disrupting Your Life Style

If you’ve started a graduate degree program, or are still in the decision phase of maybe enrolling for a distance learning graduate degree then stop wondering and start doing. Distance learning programs allow you to study when and where is best for you, not on a particular class schedule.

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The Vocational Education Act of 1963 Explained

The Vocational Education Act of 1963 required all U.S. states to set up detailed plans and reports if they want to qualify for specific Federal education funds. These state reports must describe the existing processes, which planning initiatives were made and which problems the individual states had been encountering.

Commonalities and differences in all of the States’ education planning processes were identified and various development and implementation methods needed to be described. There were discussions regarding the origins of data that was going into the different State plans and the most important steps to write and review the States’ plan draft were traced.

Vocational Education Act of 1963

The Vocational Education Act of 1963 was implemented by one of America’s most prominent Presidents, John F. Kennedy, who had set up an advisory board for the evaluation of and make recommendations about existing vocational education programs in America.

The new Act replaced the Smith-Hughes Act and major changes were made in practically all relevant areas. The new Act reduced federal control and introduced the idea of Work-Study programs whereas it also implemented gender equity. The new Act was finally providing a federal definition of the term “Vocational Education” and funding was increased to $225 million.

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Technical Vocational Education and Training

A vocational school is also known as a trade school or career school. It provides vocational training so that students will learn the skills that they will need in order to do a particular job fairly well. Check out this TEDx video about vocational education at Cranbrook School for Women:

This also includes knowledge about which techniques will work better to do one type of job over another, the safety procedures that need to be followed when doing a particular job, how to operate equipment and machinery in an efficient manner that will both provide support to the capabilities of its human operator and at the same time produce its optimum performance befitting of a machine, which unlike a human can consistently produce work without complaining or getting tired.

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How important is art for you? What matters more?

From the barista who serves your coffee to forward-thinking teachers, we all have creativity within us. We can be creative if we want to.

Art can be in everything we do. I imagine if you’re passionate about it, you might think it’s pretty important.

You might think about it a lot.  You might get frustrated if you can’t seem to finish a project or bring one of your ideas to life, says Emily who develops tests for the U.S. and Canadian High School Equivalency (HSE) tests.
She says: sometimes, at the end of the day, I look around me and see that I didn’t accomplish much at all, and my professional goal is to create at least one new test for the website BestGEDClasses.org that helps students to get ready for the HSE test. Sometimes other things take over and whatever we create for the day doesn’t matter anymore.

We have many priorities.  Does the world need YOUR art?  Your contribution?  That’s what I keep hearing, anyway.  So, that feeling of disappointment hangs over me, because I didn’t make enough of a “contribution” at the end of the day.

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The Path to Leadership Is Complicated

When you, like I did, need to struggle to get your GED to get ahead in life, you’ll understand that the road to a leadership position is quite challenging. I had no choice but drop out of the High School when I was 16 years old back then, and it took me quite a while to earn my GED diploma.

I’m very proud of being a GED recipient but it wasn’t easy. I failed first, going back to school was a disaster and I’m thankful for being able to follow the GED program on Bestgedclasses.org offered on the internet. If I lived 20 years ago I wouldn’t have been able to pursue my dream.

My secret source of motivation was a website that pointed out that many famous and successful people are also GED graduates. It took me 5 months to get ready for the GED exam. It was a character changing experience but I did it. Besides the GED diploma, I also got confidence and self-esteem as ‘byproducts’.

Then I decided I wanted to be a leader, I wanted to be a nurse and a leader, so now my task was to find my own path to leadership. I’ve been thinking about this a lot. Perhaps it stems from me trying to figure out my next move. I want to grow as a nurse leader, but the path isn’t clear. Good examples of a nursing leadership track I have yet to discover.

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The Golden Ribbon That Ties The World Together

Angel posted an entry today about what she expects in a friend, such as empathy and humor.

I thought I’d mix it up a bit and write about what my friends are as a way of showing my gratitude, and reminding myself of how lucky I am when times get tough between us.

  1. Accepting
    No matter what music I like, or what I choose to do with my life, my friends will always accept it.
  2. Even if they don’t agree with it, they won’t hold it against me.
  1. Encouraging
    In the past couple of years I’ve been through a lot, and my friends have been there every step of the way.
  2. From something as simple as motivating me when I want to lose weight, to something as complex as helping me get through my therapy. I’m still not there, but I know that if I hit a stumbling block they’ll be there to pick me back up.

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How Keeping an Organized Home Can Actually Save You Money

How many times have you stared solemnly into the sink full of dishes around dinner time while your stomach growled in anticipation? If you are like me, you have done this quite of few times and the hunger and tiredness just overtook the urge to wash the dishes and make dinner. Around these times it seemed as though my stomach would scream “FAST FOOD!” and I would reluctantly give in.

This can get you into big trouble! If you give in to the temptation at least once, you are bound to make it a habit and that is not good for your health or your wallet! Having clean dishes is a great motivator to make wonderful home cooked stockpile meals!

Stress-free way to always have clean dishes:

Unless you make a gourmet meal every night, you probably don’t dirty up a ton of dishes for just one dinner. I find it easiest to “clean while you cook”. This means while you are preparing your meal, put away stuff as you use it and rinse out the dishes when you are done using them. If you don’t have a dishwasher you could load up the sink with hot soapy water and just place the dishes you are done with in there so they are ready for you. This will make the task of doing the dishes a lot easier when you get to it.

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Going Back to School. I am So Excited

inspirationLearning new things is a constant in my life that I don’t believe will ever change. However, I would love to stop attending classes sooner than later.

Yes, I went to high school but in another country and my diploma is not good enough in the US. I am at a pivotal point in my life.

I’m at the bottom of the hiring list in most industries, and I’m bored out of my mind. I have been looking for work for more than two years with nothing solid to report. Sitting idly is not something I can do very well.  I want to take advantage of my time now.

I let everyone in my life know that I was stepping down from certain responsibilities to give me the time I needed to study. What I didn’t mention was, I also want to have time to blog. LOL!  I love being able to tell a story and to be able to share my thoughts with others.

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7 Best Dumb Blog Widgets


Everybody has widgets somewhere on their blog. Some are neat, entertaining, even useful. So what are the dumbest blog widgets ever? I think I found them!

Dumb Blog Widget #1: Wax On Wax Hoff

Go ahead – try your luck at waxing off chest hair, complete with sound effects and comments. If this doesn’t keep your blog visitors around, what will? You can see it here.

Dumb Blog Widget #2: Shave My Yeti

If waxing isn’t your thing, maybe you could offer to your blog visitors instead a Yeti to shave? Why not?  Check it out here. Continue reading “7 Best Dumb Blog Widgets”

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