Completing the Pell Grant Application

Attending college can be an expensive endeavor; however, the Federal Pell Grant Program can help prospective students to reduce out-of-pocket expenses by paying for tuition, textbooks, and in some cases, living costs as well. These grants are available to low income individuals who are seeking post-secondary diplomas, yet are unable to afford the rising cost of getting a quality education. Vital information regarding the Pell Grant process is something all applicants should be aware of before filing.

Filing for a Pell Grant can be done electronically or by regular mail. Filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step. When filing on the web, enter fafsa.ed.gov into the computer's browser. Before clicking on the link, double-check the highlighted address below the link; other websites that look similar will attempt to seek payment for filing. The government website application is absolutely free. When using the postal service, applications can either be acquired on college campuses or printed out via the FAFSA website, and then mailed in upon completion.

A series of questions will be asked during the filing process, starting with date of birth, Social Security Number, driver's license / ID number, income tax returns, and bank statements. A PIN (Personal Identification Number) will be issued under the condition that the applicable is considered independent. If not, a signature from one or both parents is required. The PIN will enable applicants or parents to sign the form electronically, as well as enabling access to the application for any needed changes. It is also important to obtain the appropriate school code, as each participating academic institution has a numbered code that coincides with the college or university the student plans to attend.

The same principle applies to the FAFSA paper applications for mailing; however, the process will be transported out much quicker when filing on the web. Once the application is completed electronically, the form can be printed out immediately, which is recommended. From that point, the completed FAFSA form can be accessed at any time, except for Sundays between 5:00 AM and 11:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time (EST). A valid PIN is always required to gain access. Applicants will also be notified by email, verifying that the form is being processed. A Student Aid Report, or SAR will be sent back to the applicant approximately 1 week after electronic submission, and two to three weeks when done by standard mail. These have been the primary steps that are need to complete this Pell Grant application, and students that are able to complete such steps should be able to meet their final end goals of receiving a substantial amount of Pell Grant aid. …

Alternative Cancer Treatment – Fucoidan And Breast Cancer

There are over 1,000 studies currently published on the nutrient Fucoidan, 128 show how it helps with Cancer, and 18 of those are specific for Breast Cancer. Fucoidans are fucose-enriched sulfated polysaccharides found in some brown sea vegetables, brown algea and marine invertibrates. Fucoidan seems to support every organ and cell function in our bodies, and therefore, scientists are studying it for many different ailments. There have been remarkable results from the cancer specific studies, including improving chemo efficacy.

The most recent study available, published October 2013, showed that fucoidan induced G1 phase arrest and even caused apoptosis. In other words, fucoidan stopped the cancer from progressing and triggered the death of the cancer cells. The study showed that ROS productions was increased, which suggested that fucoidan induced oxidative damage in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells. (1)

In a study from January 2013, it was shown that fucoidan improved chemo efficacy in destroying breast cancer cells. What’s interesting to me about that, is that we learn we don’t need to choose an entirely holistic treatment regimen OR an entirely traditional treatment route. There are nutrients that help make traditional methods of treatment even more effective. (2)

I’ve sited only 2 of the 18 fucoidan for breast cancer specific studies available on pubmed.gov. I highly recommend reading through the others to see just how effective fucoidan is for cancer treatment. In fact, according to the clinical results from Dr. Akira, MotoKuniribkushu Cancer Center in Japan, 78% of his breast cancer patients experienced a 50-100% reduction in cancer cells from using fucoidan.

In my experience using fucoidan for breast cancer, I was able to reduce the size of my tumor from 8 cm to 7 cm over the course of 2 months. I had a mastectomy at the end of that period so I wasn’t able to continue monitoring the size of the mass. I continue to take fucoidan every day and no new cancer has developed.

My Dad passed away from metastatic melanoma in 2009. The moment I was diagnosed with breast cancer early in 2013 I started feverishly researching supplements I could take to help me win my fight. The more I learn about fucoidan, the more I wish I’d known then, in 2009, what I know now. There are 16 studies published on fucoidan for skin cancer, melanoma specifically. I can not go back in time and help my Dad, but I can help spread the word today, to others looking for holistic cancer treatment.

Studies cited:

1. Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, Oct. 2013

2. Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, January 2013…

Impact of Technology on Business

Together with the advancement of science and technology, technological innovations grew along with it, resulting to the emergence of new equipment and gadgets. No matter how big or small your company is, technology brings both intangible and tangible benefits to become cost efficient and to meet the growing demands and needs of customers. Technological innovations affect corporate efficiency, culture and relationship among employees, clients, suppliers and customers. The type and quality of technology used affect the security of confidential business information.

Due to the burden brought by administrative tasks, like inventory, bookkeeping and records keeping, both big and small companies rely on computers to do their administrative works. The birth of Internet and online social networking sites tremendously decreased the costs of business operations. It also makes it easier for companies to use the Six Sigma management methodologies. Some firms shifted to outsourcing instead of hiring their own personnel due to the low costs associated with it. Because of the huge impact of technological innovations to companies, it is impossible for them to live with it.

Commonly used high technology equipment:

  • Computers
  • Photocopier
  • Telephone
  • Computer printer
  • Internet
  • Paper shredder
  • Multimedia projector
  • Touch screen monitors
  • Computer mouse
  • Laptop computers

Advantages of Technology to Business:

  • Customer Relations. Technology affects the way companies communicate and establish relations with their clients. In a fast moving and business environment, it is vital for them to interact with clients regularly and quickly to gain their trust and to obtain customer loyalty. With the use of Internet and online social networks, firms interact with consumers and answer all their queries about the product. Establishing effective communication with customers not only creates rapport with them, but it also creates strong public image. It allows business enterprises to reduce and to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Business Operations. With the use of technological innovations, business owners and entrepreneur understand their cash flow better, how to manage their storage costs well and enables you to save time and money.
  • Corporate Culture. Technology lets employees communicate and interact with other employees in other countries. It establishes clique and prevents social tensions from arising.
  • Security. Modern security equipment enables companies to protect their financial data, confidential business information and decisions.
  • Research Opportunities. It provides a venue to conduct studies to keep themselves ahead of competitors. It allows companies to virtually travel into unknown markets.
  • Corporate Reports. With technology, business enterprises communicate effectively with their branch offices to deliver quality financial and operational reports.
  • Industrial Productivity. Through the use of business software programs or software packages, it automated traditional manufacturing process, reduces labor costs and enhances manufacturing productivity. It enables companies to increase efficiency and production output.
  • Business mobility. Technological innovations improved companies’ sales, services, shorted lead time on receiving and delivering goods and services. Enables them to penetrate multiple markets at least costs.
  • Research capacity. It enables them to conduct studies on various companies to gain knowledge on the new trends in the market and way on avoiding them.