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Southern California is home to some of the finest music festivals in the country. Of these, The Coachella Valley Music Festival is one even you should certainly check out this next April. The L.A. Times  gave last year’s festival an A-. This is the festival where you’re sure to see some of the best artists in all of pop music. This weekend also presents stars of the past, as well. Madonna, Prince and Paul McCartney have all performed at this Indio, CA festival in years past. This last year, AC/DC, Jack White, Drake, the Weeknd,… Read Article →

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If you’re frustrated by fleeting focus, you aren’t alone. According to Social Times, 25 percent of Americans are forgetful due to short attention spans. A Harvard University study found that most of us spend 47 percent of our time not being in the moment. Over the past 10 years, the average attention span has decreased from 12 seconds to eight. The reason for this trend is information overload. Our brains are bombarded with external input. The good news is that there easy ways to harness attention. Following are simple tips for how to corral a… Read Article →

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Many workers find their wages are frozen in this volatile financial climate, but their waistlines are steadily gaining. Part of this could be the pressure to stay important to the company, but we also put pressure on ourselves to succeed. If you find you are more sedentary lately and wish you could reach a good balance between staying healthy and staying on top of your job, you aren’t alone. At stressful times, reaching for the breakroom donuts is tempting, but here are a few tips to help you avoid workplace snacking. First, according to fitness19.com,… Read Article →

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If you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant, you can expect that your shape will be changing dramatically very soon, which can play havoc on your wardrobe. Before you spend hundreds on clothes you’ll only be able to wear for a few months, though, consider the tips and tricks below. With some planning and creativity, you’ll be able to look amazing while expecting without blowing your budget. 1. Shop Your Closet You may find that you have many forgiving items that will take you at least through the second trimester. Look for maxi dresses, gaucho… Read Article →

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With the holidays fast approaching, it can be easy to get distracted and off task at work. Here are five tips that will help you remain efficient and organized at work even in between scouring Pinterest recipes and looking for hotels for your in laws. These tips can be used around the holidays, or any time of the year to stay focused and on task at work. 1. Write a to do list every day. Every day, after you’ve read through your morning emails and looked at your list of things you have to do,… Read Article →

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In today’s fast paced world we’re all looking for that magic pill, one time fee, or just the option to flip a switch to make life what we want. But take a step back and you’ll soon realize that motivation to make healthy choices, such as being more active, has to come from within. But that doesn’t mean that you cant’t have help! Using a Fitbit fitness tracker to raise your awareness and keep your healthy lifestyle goals in mind can be the key to a healthier you, and university research is making this hard… Read Article →

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For an athlete, there is nothing more terrifying than injuring the body during play. Whether they are playing kickball at the company picnic or it’s Lebron James in game 7 of the championships, there is an uncertainty of the future at the time of an injury. Treating an injury with physical therapy is a vital part of returning an athlete to top form and is a necessary part of sports injury rehabilitation. Prevention A huge benefit of physical therapy is the ability to prevent sports injuries from ever happening in the first place, eliminating the… Read Article →

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Given rapidly changing tax laws, not to mention the growing and increasingly complex demands for smart, long-range financial planning, managing your money isn’t anywhere as simple as it used to be. That being the case, you may well find yourself in frequent need of expert advice. A certified public accountant can provide that advice and much, much more. Due to a demanding credentialing process—one that involves continuing education to keep abreast of tax law; comprehensive exams on regulations, reporting, audits, and economic/ethical/business best practices; and a one- or two-year “apprenticeship” requirement—CPAs are uniquely equipped not… Read Article →

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Cloud computing has changed the way people do business around the world, and the most drastic change has been to traditional business models. In the old days of client/server business computing, large enterprises always had the upper hand thanks to their greater budget and ease of access to resources; with cloud computing, small business owners can compete at a higher level since many of the old barriers to entry have been eliminated. The impact of the cloud computing paradigm in the business world is mostly beneficial. First of all, cloud computing focuses on pooling resources… Read Article →

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Whether traveling cross-country or around the world, many people enjoy arriving at their destination and having a rental car available. It provides you with a sense of freedom and convenience, even in places with an adequate mass transportation systems available. Having a car means being able to do things on the spur of the moment and being able to ignore time tables and schedules. Here are some ways to get even more from renting a car when traveling: Choosing the right car for you If you normally drive a small car, then you may find… Read Article →

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