Going After the Dream.

I have always believed that one should never stop trying to learn things. If I can actually be given a chance, Id like to study again. Thankfully, there are ways to study without really going to school, and that is through the Internet! There are now online college classes which will help people who want to study but don’t have the time and additional resources to commute to and from school.

Never underestimate the power of getting online education. Did you know that most universities these days offer graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, psychology, public health, and public safety, and bachelor’s degree programs in business, information technology, and public safety? And yes, all of them can now be studied online!

Just to give you a background, here are the top 5 online college degree programs:

1. Business Degrees
2. Criminal Justice Degrees
3. Art & Design Degrees
4. Computer Science Degrees
5. Engineering Degrees


And the Top 10 Online Schools:
University of Phoenix
Colorado Technical University
Everest University Online
American Intercontinental University
Capella University
Westwood College
Grand Canyon University
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
South University
Virginia College

So what will you study again if given a chance?

A Call for Teaching?

I have a friend who has a successful position in their own research company when she took a leave for a year to pursue what she wants the most – be a teacher. It was quite a surprise, as she was really doing so great at her job already. But it is her passion so she went for it. Nowadays, you can get an online teaching degree without having to make the hard choice of quitting your job because everybody needs a job to make money and support themselves. You can get your online degree

at Western Governor’s University! They offer licensure programs and master’s programs for licensed teachers.


I have never been a sporty person. My family are just into books, TV and dining out – total couch potatoes really. So it is quite a blessing I married a man who is very active in sports. Edil is good at every field of sport he chose to learn. But it is basketball that remains to be his first love. Up to now, he wants me (and now his kids) to be present whenever he plays basketball in tournaments he joins in. For the next three months, our Saturdays will be booked in the afternoons for basketball games. The Parents’ Association in Matthew’s school has launched a parents’ basketball tournament that will run until early February next year in time for the Foundation Day. And we have made time for it, even making it special. It is an added bonus that Edil’s team has never lost a game until now. Now, we are trying to get Matthew involved in sports too, as he has inherited my love for the couch :). We have tried involving him in basketball but he prefers swimming and taek wan do. We might enroll him in a class if ever we find out. Baseball is another sport he was interested to try after seeing it played in a movie (High School Musical 2 it is I think). Baseball Equipment are hard to find here, I must go check it out first.

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Pollan’s simple eating wisdom

While most people are looking for the best (and easiest + fastest) ways to lose weight (www.bestwaytoloseweight.org), I chanced up some simple eating wisdom foodie and journalist Michael Pollan in his book "Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual."

Here are some points in his book that I want to highlight:

No. 1: The "Western diet," of processed foods and fats and sugars, is not good for the body.

No. 2: Societies and groups that eat a diet rooted in tradition, even if it is an American Indian diet built around maize and beans or a high-fat Inuit diet, overall do not suffer the same diseases seen in Americans today.


Eat food: Real food. Not edible food-like substances, as Pollan describes them.

Eat your colors:
Fruits and veggies are naturally colorful, an indication of the nutrients in them. A real food rainbow.

Don’t eat foods made in places where the workers have to wear surgical caps.

Don’t feed yourself with "food" from the same place where you buy fuel for your car.

Shop the peripheries of the supermarket:
The produce, dairy, and meats are on the outside. The Pop Tarts, chips, sugary cereals and other processed junk tends to be on the inside aisles (coffee, oatmeal and whole grain breads are a few exceptions).

Don’t eat anything Grandma or her Grandma wouldn’t recognize:

Avoid foods with ingredients a third-grader cannot pronounce:
Disodium guanylate, anyone? Sounds like a spelling bee tie breaker, huh?

Get out of the supermarket when you can:
Those produce markets and local spots have real food, real nuts, locally made baked goods. Real food.

If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.

It’s not food if it’s called the same in every language:
Think Big Mac, Cheetos.

Stop eating before you’re full:
Want to know why the French tend to be leaner even while eating cheese and bread? They follow this practice. So should you. So leave the pooch pants and the adjustable waistbands to Grandpa Fred. Japanese, Chinese and Indian Ayurevedic cultures all advise eating only until you’re  between 70 and 80 percent full. It shows in their lower rates of overweight and obese citizens.

Leave something on your plate
: Mom isn’t around anymore to make you clean it, and this goes hand in hand with the rule above.

Treat treats as just that
: No cake every night. Ice cream only as a special occasion. If you need dessert everynight, plan it into your caloric intake and make it usually healthy and only occasionally decadent.

Fat No More

Have you ever noticed why there are no fat women who are popular make-up artists? I don’t think that’s necessarily a prejudice. I think women who enter cosmotology schools naturally just become more conscious of their appearance and take care of themselves better. If you are a client, you’d be more attracted to someone who you know can take care of herself too, right? So if you need to find a beauty school for you, go to FindABeautySchool.com. The web site makes it fast and easy for prospective students to find the beauty school that’s perfect for them because they are the most complete, convenient beauty school directory on the Web. They have included every accredited beauty school in the United States, searchable by state or zip code and even  provided links to their Web sites so you can check them out for yourself.

Online Education

My cousin wants to put up a restaurant soon. He has a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and took cuisine classes. But he wants to earn some credits in business administration. Now he can do it online and enroll at Capella University! . You can get an online degree this way because they have a lot of online college courses . They are an accredited fully online university! Capella offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, psychology, public health, and public safety, and bachelor’s degree programs in business, information technology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 109 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 15 certificate programs. The online university currently serves more than 23,400 students from all 50 states and 45 other countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Recently, they have launched the Online Education podcast which feature interviews with Capella students, faculty and staff who share the experience of online education from a first-person point of view. They are typically about 15 minutes long and are available at http://www.capellacommons.com. They are also available via subscription from iTunes.

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Growing up, I was already a lover of the sciences. In high school, my most favorite subject was, believe it or not, Chemistry. I may have just been part of the 1% of the total population who loved it. I remember that the Chemistry Department at school even enlisted Chemistry Tutoring as part of the Chemistry Help program they launched to help students cope up with the lessons and pull their grades up.

Tutor Vista is one of the programs which has Online Chemistry Help. They provide Online Chemistry Tutoring for students and their Chemistry Tutors are familiar with the National and State Standards required across grades in the US.

The Online Chemistry Tutor will be involved with their Chemistry program  which includes:

  • Unlimited online chemistry tutoring
  • Practice problems
  • Text-based tutoring
  • homework help