How To Make Money From Your Dorm Room

A few years back I attended graduate school at an institution in downtown Chicago. Even though I was a graduate student, I chose to live in the dorm with the undergrads. It was much more fun that way way as the undergraduate students kept me quite entertained with their antics. For the students that did not hold regular jobs, there was a variety of opportunities available to make money. One of the most common ways for the guys was what we called "valet". Valet was an opportunity to go to some big fancy schmancy event and park rich people's very expensive cars for them. The only requirements for this job was to show up with black slacks, black shoes, a white dress shirt, and a drivers license. Black ties were provided. Let me tell you, there were some students doing valet service that I would never allow to drive my expensive car if I had one. If those people only knew. The guys that worked this job earned a small hourly wage, but made most of their money from tips.

What if you are in college and need to earn some money without having a regular job? Perhaps valet is not an option for you. Most college towns do not have too many valet opportunities. Perhaps you would prefer to earn money without having to run around outside or deal with the public. Have you considered the possibility of approaching a nice income right from your dorm room?

I'm going to assume that if you are a student in college that you have a computer. It is extremely rare for a college student to attempt going to college without taking their own PC. Most students even have laptops, which means that if you find a way to earn money online, you do not have to be limited to your dorm room. You could earn money from the library, the coffee shop, the lounge, etc. Wherever you can take your laptop computer, you can work at making money online.

Many college students are ideally suited for earning money online because they love to spend time on their computers surfing the internet. For students that are particularly computer and internet savvy, earning money online can be a very viable and lucrative opportunity if they can learn effective methods of online profit generation.

The most viable and most exciting opportunity to make money online is in the area of ​​affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is where you market a product and receive a commission when someone purchases the product as a result of your marketing efforts. Success in affiliate marketing requires a significant amount of knowledge. It is not as simple as throwing up an advertisement on the web and expecting money to start filtering into your bank account. Instead, one needs to know how to create web content that generates sales, where to post such content, and how to direct targeted traffic to that content.

So how does one go about gaining this …

Career Survival Strategies For a Down Economy

The recent crescendo of layoffs and company shutdowns has made even the strongest willed shudder at fear of their unknown future. The massive uncertainty in today’s job market has brought consumer spending to a screaming halt and companies appear to be planning for more personnel restructuring. Here are some tips on how to keep the job you have and if you are unemployed, how to get back to work quickly.

1. Add Value -The employees asked to leave during a downturn in the economy are usually overpaid and underutilized. Talk with supervisors and peers to determine which tasks you can perform to best add value to the company.

2. Shhh! – If you are hearing rumors that your company might be liquidated and you have decided to start looking for other employment, make sure you keep everything related to your search confidential, no matter what. Even the guy you’ve known for the last 10 years at the company might make an innocent comment to another guy he’s known for 10 years that you are looking to leave. This information can very easily end up in the lap of your boss, guaranteeing you a spot at the top of the list for people to be laid off.

3. Confidential resume– If you decide to post your resume on the Internet job boards, not the wisest decision to begin with as you will see in #4, make sure to remove your name and contact information, including references from the entire resume. Overzealous recruiters will not hesitate to contact the references for leads to other job openings and so forth, jeopardizing your confidentiality.

4. Avoid hanging out with the herd – Don’t post your resume on the Internet…at least not right away. The process of finding a job is in many ways like dating. In the earlier stages, it is a good idea not to make yourself easily available as you may appear desperate. Internet-derived candidates are seen as easy and will not be the first ones employers call for an interview. While it might very well be true that you are desperate for work, it is vital that you don’t communicate that to potential hiring managers. Find a hiring manager’s name and phone number at the company and make a call to find out when they will have time to meet with you. Something like this can move you to the front of the line.

5. Stay open and flexible – If you are out of work and aiming for a position that is going to keep you at the same salary, provide you the same vacation package and health benefits, you are out of your mind. It isn’t happening. Without taking too far of a step back, determine what your family can survive on, financially, and take steps to get back to work right away. Without a job, you have absolutely no leverage to bargain. Get your foot in the door and when positions arise that meet with your accustom …

Driver Education Training

Driver training is defined as behind-the-wheel lessons given to students once they complete the classroom program. State licensed instructors train students in dual-controlled vehicles equipped for safety. The instructor has a foot brake attached to the passenger side near the floor, so that the instructor may slow the student down at will. The students who do not meet the age requirement must get written permission from their parents or guardian.

During these in-car training sessions the instructors teach students different aspects of driving. They start by driving on a surface road and learning the basic controls of the car and how to operate it safely. They then progress on to more advanced skills like driving in the dark. At the final stage are trained to drive on the freeway and get exposure to heavy traffic while learning more complex defensive driving skills.

Behind-the-wheel training takes approximately 6 to 10 hours to complete and is spaced out in two-hour sessions taken at the student's convenience. On completion of the driver-training program, students are awarded a certificate of completion that can then be used to get a driver's license from the Division of Motor Vehicles. Of course, the student must then pass the DMV requirements, such as knowledge tests and a qualifying driving course.

Driver-training programs are very important for young drivers because they learn the right driving attributes and develop proper techniques that make them safe and reliable drivers. Without these trainings, the roads would have even more chaotic than they already are. …

How Far Has Science Come in Understanding the Causes of Prostate Cancer?

The study of prostate cancer has come a long way since its identification in 1853. Information concerning diagnostic methods, treatment options and even the pathophysiological characteristics of this condition has been provided in useful details by researchers, but the specific causes of prostate cancer remain unknown up to this day.

The causes of prostate cancer, or any other type of cancer for that matter, have remained a mystery to those who are studying the disease. Despite being able to explain the process by which cancer of the prostate develops, the exact reasons behind the condition's occurrence remains a challenge to cancer researchers.

Cancer of the prostate is a condition that affects only men. The prostate gland, which is part of the male reproductive system, helps make and store seminal fluid. It surrounds part of the urethra and is located under the urinary bladder and in front of the rectum. Its position allows it to influence the processes of urination, ejaculation and defecation.

Although the causes of cancer of the prostate have yet to be fully understood, scientists were able to identify some of the factors associated with the risk of developing this condition. A man's chances of developing prostate cancer are affected by his age, genes, race, diet, lifestyle and the medications that he is taking. Cancer of the prostate is quite uncommon in men aged below 45. However, the chances of developing prostate cancer increase as a man ages. Based on statistics collected on prostate cancer patients, 70 is the average age of diagnosis.

Prostate cancer is a slow developing condition. Some men who have it never even knew that they had the condition and they could die of other causes before their cancer manifests itself. But a man who has a first degree relative, like a brother or a father, who has been diagnosed with this condition is believable to have a higher chance of developing prostate cancer, particularly if the relative was diagnosed at an early age.

Among the races, African Americans have been known to account for the highest percentage of diagnosed cases of prostate cancer. Asians, on the other hand, recorded the least number of diagnosed cases. Researchers speculate that this might be due to the difference between the diet and lifestyle of Western and Asian men. Westerners usually take in more red meat while Asians are more likely to eat vegetables and fruits. Men who have higher levels of the short chain fatty acid linolenic acid have also been found to have higher rates of cancer in the prostate. Other dietary factors that have been implicated in the development of prostate cancer include low intake of elements such as vitamin E, lycopene, omega-3 fatty acids and selenium.

In terms of genetics, no single gene has yet to be proved to be responsible for the development of prostate cancer, although BRCA1 and BRCA2, both risk factors for ovarian cancer and breast cancer in women, have been implicated.

Although the causes of prostate cancer have not …

Recognizing Navigational Tools For the Future of Education

I have to laugh when I think of the times I watched the television program, "Flash Gordon," as he putted through outer space in his make-believe space ship, speaking on his make-believe wireless radio, and dressed in his make- believe space suit. Well, I'm not laughing anymore. Today we have shuttled astronauts into outer space, have men living in a Space Station, have space suites that take your temperature and gauge your heart rate, and wireless communication devices that send pictures to Planet Earth. Far fetched from reality? Not anymore. As we speak, the future is starring us in the face, waiting to see how we will promote her in the next 5-10 years.

How did science-fiction become reality over the past 50 years? Let's consider one aspect of innovation: the learning environment – post secondary education. Why post secondary education, you may ask? As post secondary education population increases, programs to accommodate students will develop into curriculum that affords students the freedom to create and design systems that they toy with on a daily basis. Are there risks involved in this adaptation process? There are risks involved when change occurs, and leadership should be aware of how to diplomatically confront the risk areas that could slow down progress. Some of the risks that could be encountered due to change are:

o Systems risks

o Subsystem risks

o People

o Financial / economic risks

o Societal / Cultural risks

If communication between systems, subsystems, people, and cultures within the organizational environment has established a strong communication system, risks factors will be at a minimum as long as the creative teams are honest and upfront about their reservations to change.

Let's look into the future through 'futureoculers' and see how the universe of learning can be brought into the present. I want to introduce to you five (5) key trends that I believe affect the current learning environment, can create change, and renovate the perspective of learners and educators for students of the future. These trends could have been the key in creating a new perspective in post secondary education for an institution. The key trends are:

o Competitive classroom learning environments – campus on-site / online / distant

o Increase in technological tools

o Teaching / learning environments-more hands on

o Global expansion capability-internal and external

o Student input in the creative learning process

Navigational Systems

Before the five (5) key trends are defined, there needs to be an acknowledgment of how the trends will be supported and regulated through a changing environment. According to de Kluyver, and Pearce, II, having the right systems and processes / subsystems organizational organizational effectiveness and facilitates coping with change. Misaligned systems and processes can be a powerful drag on an organization's ability to adapt. Therefore, check what effect, if any, current systems and processes are likely to have on a company's ability to implement a particular strategy is well advised. Support systems such as a company's planning, budgeting, accounting, information and reward and …

Student Motivation: What Is Wrong With Education!

Working as an educator for the past 30 years, as a teacher, counselor and school psychologist a major interest of mine has always been student motivation. I have had the opportunity to have worked with students from the pre-Kindergarten to twelfth grade level in school systems in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. I have been in inner city, poverty-stricken districts and affluent districts. Which means I have seen students with significant social-economic disadvantages succeed, and ones that had "everything" going for them fail.

Personally, I fit into the first category. My parents divorced when I was 2 years old, my mother was a waitress that never finished High School and my stepfather who raised me (after age 7) never went to High School. My older brother quit school in the 10th grade. No one in my family attended college so I had very little family influence to pursue any academic goals. I remember as a child my steplining telling me to get "C's" in school. "C's are good," he would say. Perhaps, because he never even realized that when he was in school. Of course, this was when I was repeating the first grade so he was trying to get me to do better at the time. I muddled through elementary school and do not believe I started to get any career interests until Middle School. There I began taking an interest in science. It was exciting times in science and technology in the late 60's with the moon landing, Star Trek on TV, and Jacques Cousteau exploring the ocean and I was talked up in it.

However, I still had no clue on what it would take to succeed at something in life. Fortunately, High School sports changed that. I had a freshman football coach that did not accept excuses, and gradually it began to sink in that if you were to get anywhere in life you had to apply effort. I also started to get the idea that if other kids could go to college and have a good career, why could not I? I was just as good as them. I began applying effort to my academies as well and did go to a four-year college after high school pursuing my interest in science.

As a teacher I was always very aware of how my background related to many of my students. With the students that struggled in school, the ones that had behavior issues and applied little effort to their academies, my first question to them was always, "What do you want to do after high school?" Unfortunately, most of these students had little idea of ​​what they wanted to do. They had no realistic career ambition. Sure a lot of students up to 9th or 10th grade would say they want to be in professional sports for a career, but again few had any idea of ​​what that would require. They were clueless to the fact that most professional athletes are recruited out of good …

Image Football Picks and NCAAF Predictions – Miami Hurricanes 2010 Season Preview

The Miami Hurricanes program has been known for always taking on all challengers and competing against the best teams in the country outside their conference. Most programs will not do this because they are afraid to drop in national rankings and have the opportunity to compete in the best bowls games. Last year the Miami Hurricanes opened up the season by playing Florida state, Georgia tech, Virginia Tech and Oklahoma to start the season going 3-1 which is immediately projected the news that the Hurricane program has reestablishing themselves as national powerhouse again. Although the Hurricanes started out strong, they finished the season by being exposed in the Champs Sports Bowl and could be a couple years away from being a top 10 College Football Program.

Miami's success this season will start with the improvement of their junior quarterback Jacory Harris who was emerging a Heisman Trophy contender early last year but quickly fell off when he became interception through through the season. Harris displays all the physical skills to be one of the best College Football quarterbacks in the land as he thread for 3,352 yards and 24 touchdowns last year although he made mental mistakes by throwing 17 interceptions which was the second most in the NCAA Division 1 Football. Harris had a minor setback in the offseason with a torn ligament in his thumb that required surgery despite our Football insiders for NCAAF Picks report he will be pain free and ready to go when Miami opens the season September 2nd. Harris will have to improve in the mental part of his game this season as the responsibility of the Miami liability will depend even more on him because the Hurricanes will have to fill some holes in their pro style attack indemnity that lost three offensive linemen and one of their top rushers Gregg Cooper to a knee injury.

The Miami defense will be the strength of this year's team as they are projected to be a top 20 defense in the nation that is returning eight starters. The Hurricane defense that runs a 4-3 scheme is stacked with big time playmakers and potential All-Americans stabilizing with a line backing core that could be one of the best in the nation. Our Football insiders for NCAAF Picks report that the most noted linebacker is Colin McCarthy who was All-AC second team last year but they have a stud on the rise in sophomore "Ray Ray" Armstrong who you will see play on Sundays one day.

Quarterback Jacory Harris is a stud and if he grows in his mental approach to the game, he can take Miami into national contention as the Hurricanes always have athletes that will emerge at the skill positions. Miami lost four games last season including the Bowl game and they were in every game expect for the Virginia Tech game on the road which they fell apart early after coming off two big wins in the ACC to Florida state and Georgia …

Experience Of A Lifetime – Wikipedia, Almeda University And Mutual Funds

Almeda University. A university which offers life experience degrees – contra degrees, I’d say. Eligible candidates are those who do not have a ‘regular’ degree. Eligible candidates are those who are well above the ‘regular’ age of schooling – between 35 and 54. Eligible candidates are those who have a certain level of practical experience. Not everyone satisfies these conditions.


Wikipedia. We all have heard about it. We all have browsed through its pages. We all are aware of its so called ‘encyclopedic’ status. Amidst all the hoopla, we tend to forget what a wiki is.

A wiki is a dynamic interactive website in the sense that it lets users add, delete, and modify the content. Wikipedia is the most famous example of a wiki; the site registering huge amounts of hits daily and continuous churning of content on the pages. Users add and delete and modify the content on the Wikipedia pages upon their free will. Such is the power of a wiki.

Mutual Funds

Mutual funds. We all invest our money in them. There are two basic directions a mutual fund takes. It may invest the funds in a business which is growing right now – not caring for the long term effects. It may go with the market. Or it may choose to go *contrary* to the market direction, that is, bank its money in a tried and tested business, so what if the business is underperforming now – long term gains are assured.

The Relation

What is the relation between mutual funds, Almeda University, and Wikipedia, you may ask? The answer is pretty simple.

In life, we choose to go either way – tried and tested, with everyone, or we make our own paths. Either we follow or we lead. When we follow, nobody blames us, when we go a different path, voices start emerging.

It is a natural human trait to feel endangered when someone attempts to violate the standard. It is a natural trait to complain, to find ways to thwart the attempt to break away.

The relation between Almeda University, Wikipedia and Mutual Funds is that like the contra mutual funds, which take a path opposite to the regular funds, Almeda University is a brave attempt to break the shackles of our present-day educational qualification system, and Wikipedia is the massive crowd aiming at thwarting the successful attempt of Almeda.

How: The Concept of Life Experience

Two words – life and experience. A child is born, he grows up a little, is sent to school. When the time to choose a college comes, there are a lot of families who can not afford the exorbitant tuition fees of the colleges, and thus, stay without a degree and get a job somewhere.

Now, this creates a stagnation of sorts. Those well-affluent, who have the money, send their wards to colleges, and the colleges hand them a paper at the end of the term (4 years) declaring that they are now fit to do …

Transform Your Passion Into Business!

I've been raised to believe in the right and honest way of building a career! In other words, I went to college, I took a full time job with medical insurance and I've started building my way up on the corporate-ladder. The problem was that, after more than two years in which we were a bunch of collections in a cubicle, my career was going now and I became unhappy. I knew I needed a change, but I did not have any glimpse of an idea on what to do.

I was always blessed with the same advice "Do what you like!", "Pursue your talent!" But I was in a mist and found it rather difficult to react. Occasionally, I quit my boring job, I figured out my true calling and now I'm happier than ever. You can be the same! Keep in mind these simple rules and follow your destiny!

Figure out what would you love to do

In many situations, we love to do things that interested us from childhood, when life was a little bit less complicated. For example, if in childhood, you loved to create doll clothes, now you might discover your talent for fashion or tailoring.

Get acquainted with your niche.

Need is the mother of allventions. Although, for artists, designers and writers, the holes in the market represent the mother of creation. You do not find the bed spread you've always dreamed of on the market? Buy yourself a sewing machine and make one! Your friends will eventually see it and will start making orders. That's how design is borne!

Advertise yourself on your own.

I do not suggest wearing a board on yourself on which is written your occupation, but it's very important that when you share information about your business to others, be enthusiastic and show them that you love it. If you create your own purse, wear it with pride and be sure that everyone sees it. Sell ​​it cheaper at the start, to build your own market.

Recruit helpers

One thing is for certain: you will not be able to manage everything by yourself. Find a mentor or a partner that does something similar to your job. His value will be priceless.

Disregard the pessimists

It's not easy to make the step from employee to employer: there will always be people on the road to success that will constantly try to discourage you. Do not listen to them! Surround yourself with supporters and begin with small steps. If you will not give up after the first year, you've already won half the battle! …

What is the Ultimate Lifestyle?

Since the mission of this newsletter is to help you define,
Carve out, and live your own Ultimate Lifestyle, I figured I
Should devote some space to laying a proper foundation for
Doing that.

Before you can hit a target, you need to know where it is!
So, to begin, let's answer the question:

What is The Ultimate Lifestyle?

First of all, it's different for different people. There are
No rules or formulas. For some people, it means a lot of
Money, lots of "stuff," a fast-paced and "jet-set" sort of
Lifestyle. For others, it means a very simple, slow-paced
Life that focuses on service to others. And for others, it's
Every possible scenario in between these two "extremes."

There's no right or wrong lifestyle, or good or bad

There's just what works for you – and it will likely change
Over time. I know it has for me.

No matter how you end up defining Ultimate Lifestyle for
Yourself, now and in the future, there are 8 components that
Must be considered:

1) Income Streams

To live your Ultimate Lifestyle, you must have income
Streams flowing that allow you to pay your bills and finance
All the "extras" you prefer. To me, the ultimate target to
Shoot for in arena arena is to have income streams flowing
Whether you "show up" for "work" or not, so you can choose
What you want to show up for (even if it continues to be
What you call "work" or a "job.").

That's what I've been able to realize by applying my
Invisible Path / 11th Element strategies combined with direct
Marketing on and off the Internet.

Having income streams streaming whether you show up or now
Seems like "pie in the sky" to many people, but it's
Actually very attainable in today's world. You'll learn more
About how to do it in future issues.

2) Emotions and Beliefs

Many people fail to create their Ultimate Lifestyle because
They have emotional blocks, issues, or beliefs (what I call
"P.s's." Egypt "master biography files") that hold them back.
Other people have produced extra results and could
Live their Ultimate Lifestyle, but their blocks, issues or
Beliefs prevent them from doing it – or fully enjoying it.

Therefore, living The Ultimate Lifestyle must include having
Access to resources and inner skills that allow you to
Remove and remove, heal, or release any blocks, issues or
Beliefs that hold you back. You'll learn more about how to
Do that in future issues.

3) Fulfillment and Satisfaction

Whether you have a 9-5 job and career, you're a full-time
Mom, or whatever you do with your time, a big part of living
The Ultimate Lifestyle means getting as much fulfillment and
Satisfaction from what you spend your time on as possible.

Many people do not ask for this, do not focus on this, and
Therefore do not get it. You must make it part of your
Intention and focus!

4) Living Environment

How and where do …