Month: May 2016

Top 10 Essentials Every Dorm Dweller Needs

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‘Tis the season when high schools let loose their graduates and, a few short months later, colleges welcome their incoming freshmen. For graduates who have set their sights on on-campus living their first year, getting outfitted for the experience can seem like a challenge. However, high school graduation is the perfect opportunity to gather those necessities in the form of gifts from well-wishers, so we’ve created this list of the most important items every future dorm dweller should be requesting.


Dorm room beds are an unusual size at 80 inches long. That’s an XL twin, and it requires special bedding as well as mattress pads, bed sheets, blankets and pillowcases.


Outside of a major purchase like a laptop, there are other small electronics that a college student could use, such as wireless speakers, portable phone chargers, and alarm clocks. Dorm rooms don’t tend to have a lot of electrical outlets, so a surge protector is a great gift solution.


Personalizing a dorm room is part of the fun, so inspirational tapestries and wall art are fantastic ideas for presents. Choose those with college logos, inspirational phrases, or customizable details.


Storage space is always at a premium in college dorm rooms, so a durable trunk makes a great storage solution. Not only will it get students through many years of school, it can be pressed into service as seating or a table when necessary.


College freshmen eat most of their meals in the cafeteria, but there still will be instances in which study time can’t be interrupted. Students will benefit from having a basic set of plates and cups in their rooms for snacks and mini meals.

Shower Caddy

Dorm dwellers can make their trips to the communal shower room a little more personal by bringing their own caddy full of their personal bathroom supplies. Caddies should be waterproof and quick drying.

Desk Lamp

When the roommate is asleep or an all-nighter is in order, a good, mobile desk lamp is vital to prolonging study time. The best options include swing arms that allow for proper positioning.

 Laundry Bag

The only thing that will make the chore of doing laundry slightly more pleasant is to have a serviceable laundry bag that makes transporting clothes to the basement washroom a breeze.


Not just for carrying heavy college books, a backpack can be used for storage in a dorm room or packed full for weekend trips home. Because a lot of the commute to classrooms is done on foot, a solid, ergonomic backpack should be found in every dorm room.

 Bike Lock

Many freshmen get stuck in dorms that are miles away from the rest of the campus. This means a bike will be necessary for getting to class on time, and so a good bike lock is important. The bike racks outside of dorms are prime real estate for thieves, making it vital to be prepared.

It’s time for all those upcoming high school graduates to get packing for freshman year. Any of the items on our list above will make for thoughtful and helpful celebration gifts.

My Tips for Planning a Trip to Chicago

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I love exploring the US and what its different states and cities have to offer. Chicago, Illinois is one of the country’s better-known cities. It might not be as popular as New York City or San Francisco, but it still has a lot to offer for travelers. There is a lot of culture and history to explore, whether you travel as a family, a couple, or on your own. You can find excellent places to eat and sights to see, as well as enjoy Chicago’s nightlife. People who enjoy getting active can find lots of things to do in the city too. Here is my guide to going on a trip to Chicago and having an awesome time.

Accommodation Options in Chicago

When you plan a trip, you need somewhere to stay first. Chicago has lots of accommodation options, from luxury hotels to self-catered apartments. I enjoy staying in hotels when I travel because you don’t have to anything for yourself! Choosing a hotel can be difficult, though. There are lots to choose from at different price ranges. Using or another booking site can help you look at all the choices you have. You could go for luxury at The Langham or something a bit cheaper, like Courtyard by Marriott. Location is important, so don’t forget to consider it.

Getting Around Chicago

Whenever you visit a city, you have to decide how to get around. You might hire a car, but it can be hard to drive in an unfamiliar city. Luckily, larger cities usually have public transport you can use. Chicago has its El trains, as well as buses and the Metra commuter train. If you’re visiting the city, you can get Visitor Pass to use on the El and CTA buses for 24 hours.You can go to to find out more. If you don’t feel like getting public transport, you can always take a taxi. But if you’re only going to be within a small area, you could walk around too.

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Attractions to See

There are lots of things to see and do in Chicago, no matter what you like. If you enjoy art or history, you can visit one of the museums or galleries. The Art Institute of Chicago is a popular choice, or the Chicago Children’s Museum. Kids and adults will also love the zoo, and the Chicago Botanic Garden is a lovely place to spend a day. There are also many places to see the performing arts, from opera to Shakespearian theater. You can visit many historical landmarks too, such as the home and studio of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Chicago Nightlife

If you’re on an adult trip without children, you might want to enjoy Chicago’s nightlife. There are different scenes for people who enjoy a range of entertainment. You might want to go to a bar or pub for a drink. If you like live music, you can find jazz and blues, or something completely different. Comedy clubs are available too, and if you want to dance the night away, there’s another type of club you can visit too.

Chicago offers a lot for different types of traveler. You can have an amazing time there, whether it’s for a weekend or a week.

Designer Jewellery and You

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Fashion can be hard to follow. Especially, if you want to pair designer clothes with jewellery. You have to choose the right look for you, the right patterns and colour schemes. You have to know what is in and what’s out, along with being realistic.

Just because you see something you like in a magazine, does not mean it will work for you. In addition to this, you also have to factor in the costs of putting together a designer outfit, complete with accessories, as this can be and usually is quite costly.

There are ways around this though, many high street retailers offer fashionable clothes and jewellery that are similar in style, albeit more cheaply made. But you can often find a similar look to the one you want for a fraction of the price.

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Matching accessories

Let’s say you’ve found the perfect outfit. The clothes are great, they make you feel good, but you can’t help but feel as if something is missing. To finish the look, you might want to consider adding some matching accessories. A great way to do this and also relatively easy, is to just add matching jewellery.

However, there is an absolutely vast range of different types of jewellery to choose from. This also includes the finish and quality. You can get anything from metals, including, gold and silver, although these will be much more costly than plastic alternatives. There is also wooden, plastic, glass not to mention other types to look into as well.

Realistically it is entirely up to you as to what material you would like the best, but just remember that some materials will compliment more than others. The best thing to do is to shop around until you find the perfect accessory. There is something out there for everyone…

Where to look?

A good starting point would be to look fashion magazines and see what models are wearing. You can also quite easily do an internet search on what is fashionable and what accessory will go with which item of clothing, right down to a colour match.

There are also many online websites that sell jewellery, from the basics to designer. One great place to look at is called Choblo UK. Stocking its own unique brand, known as ChloBo Designer Jewellery. This website sells all kinds of jewellery that will match almost anything in your wardrobe with minimal effort.

Why choose designer?

So why choose designer jewellery over regular? Well there are several reasons, which are listed below:

  • Designer jewellery is made with higher quality materials, which in turn means will last much longer than a standard piece.
  • The name says it all, the piece has been specifically designed to look the best.
  • If you are a fan of celebrity fashion, then they are more likely to wear designer pieces. If you want to match the look, then doing designer is the easiest route.
  • You are buying someone’s hard work. A person has taken a lot of time and effort to design and make the piece of jewellery, so a lot of care will have been taken to make sure that it is good enough to wear as well as sell. As such will be much less likely to have manufacturing faults, or fall apart after frequent use.

 Popular Now

When looking at designer jewellery, one piece that comes up regularly is the Charm bracelet. A popular piece of jewellery and for good reasons too. Here we list a few reasons why you should consider a Charm Bracelet when thinking about buying any kind of jewellery.

  • They come in a wide variety of colours and materials.
  • They are highly customisable with various charms, which can be inexpensive.
  • You can change the look and feel of the bracelet with ease. By changing the charms, adding more or even taking some away, you can drastically alter the look and feel of your bracelet.
  • By being able to change the look of your bracelet, you can therefore accessorise it with multiple outfit choices.
  • Many people like to use the charms to show people a little bit about themselves, it can be a great conversation starter too.
  • The charms can be cheap, you could even try to make your own and it might also be a good idea to consider swapping charms with friends and family, until you get the perfect charm for you.

There are many reasons to consider buying a charm bracelet, but if you do, then remember whilst there are many different brands to choose from, make sure you go to a reputable source if you want a good quality, long lasting one. There are cheaper versions of charm bracelets out there, but you get what you pay for. It’s worth looking at getting a ChloBo Charm Bracelet, as you can be guaranteed on quality.

How to Get the Best Speaker for Your Conference

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Having the right speaker for your event is absolutely crucial, as they will be the main attraction of the day and the focus of all of your marketing. This is why choosing the right speaker is central to planning your event when you are setting up a conference at one of the many Cheshire conference venues. You will want to choose a speaker who is highly knowledgeable about the subject matter and is able to present it in a way that is impactful and inspiring.

So how can you find an interesting and relevant speaker that people will want to come and see? Here are some tips that you should consider before you start searching for your speaker.

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Think About the Purpose of the Event

Think carefully about your conference and what you aim for the event to achieve. Are you hoping to educate people in your industry? Or perhaps you are looking to provide inspiration? Or maybe a combination of both? Will people be attending for learning opportunities or to make business networking connections? When you pinpoint the purpose of the event you will be able to figure out the theme and this will help you to determine what kind of speaker you should have.

Send Out a Call for Proposals

Send out an official call for proposals which will give your potential speakers the opportunity to apply for the position of presenting at your conference. If you get a lot of applications you will have a large pool of qualified speakers for your event and from there you can assemble a review panel to review the proposals that have been submitted. You will then be able to rate and review them so that you can choose the best possible speaker.

Attend Other Conferences

Make sure that you check out other conferences within the same industry and there is a good chance that you will discover other speakers that would be relevant to your event. You can contact them and let them know that you loved their presentation and that you would like them to come and speak at your event.

Ask Your Audience

If you already have a dedicated following, you could ask them about which speakers they would love to see live. This is a great way of finding out who would be the best fit for your audience. You can do this by using your social media channels and asking your followers through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Or, you could set up a poll on your website and encourage visitors to vote for the speaker they would most like to see.

The Amazing Things You Learn When Starting a New Life Abroad

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Moving abroad for a new life is something that is increasingly attractive to many people all over the planet. In fact, right now there are many immigrants starting new lives in just about any part of the world that you care to imagine.

Whether you plan to move for career reasons, for family reasons or for any other reason, there are some amazing things that you can expect to enjoy once you get to your new country.

 New Jobs Skills

There is no doubt that working in a different country is one of the best ways of picking up some valuable new work skills. Even if you stay in the same industry that you worked in back home, there are sure to be ways of working in your new country that open your eyes and get you thinking in a different way.

Of course, if you decide to take the chance on doing something completely new when you move away then you will come across even more fresh and exciting things to learn.  This is why finding out about emigrating with the help of someone like The Emigration Group is such a great move.

It might be that the skills you already have are highly sought after elsewhere, of course. In this case, you can further your career and earn good money while perfecting your craft.

How to Enjoy a Better Work Life Balance

If working too much and having too little free time is beginning to seem like a problem for you then a move abroad could be exactly what you need. For a start, being surrounded by new sights and places to visit is sure to get you interested in doing interesting stuff in your free time.

There is also the fact that leisure time is more keenly enjoyed in some parts of the world than in others.  If you don’t always seem to have the time to enjoy life then your new friends and work colleagues could help you to find a better work balance.

For example, Australians are famous for having a terrific work life balance, which is one of the factors that make this one of the best places in the world to live.  This is also one of the reasons why Australian visas for UK citizens are so popular.

It is fantastic to see a new country and be able to take the best things from the way that the people there live their lives. If you do this then you could end up with the kind of lifestyle that you have always wanted.

Great New Recipes

This point might not seem as important as the previous ones. However, learning new recipes is something it is well worth doing when you make a move like this. There are some incredible meals to be discovered in every part of the world.

You might find that this is a fine way to eat more healthily too. This is especially true if you go to a place such as Asia or South America, where fresh fruit and vegetables play a big part in the local diets.

Even if you don’t really enjoy cooking very much, you should appreciate the opportunity to try out new dishes in your new home country. This is just one of the areas in which moving abroad can open a whole new perspective on life for you.

 A Different Culture

Finally, do you think that there is anything else that you could learn from living in a completely different culture? You are sure to find a lot of things that are very different from back home, aren’t you?

The truth is that when you move to a new country you will experience both good and not-so-good elements of the new culture. Maybe you will love the open-ness and friendliness of the locals or perhaps you will be annoyed by lots of red tape or erratic driving.

You are sure to learn something from everything new that you come across in a different culture. The trick is in knowing how to learn from both the good and bad experiences. The local culture isn’t going to change to suit you, so you need to work out how to adapt to it.

If you can do this then moving abroad will teach you more new things that you could possibly have imagined. It is certainly a move that you are unlikely to ever regret once you give it a try.

Trend: Superb Dress

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Chinese inspired outfit

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I know most of you are quite pleased already on this new fashion scheme going on which are these dresses that inspired in Asian’s ancient national costume, I must say. Actually, Ive seen a lot of gels wearing this kind of fashion, both westerner and Asians, and I must say, it does looks so well in every lovely ladies out there thus you should also consider yourself to have one of it as you wanted yourself to be in trend for today’s fashion.

As i know, if I dont mistaken, this kind of clothing where started in Europe where a Asian designer, I forgot though her name, had corporate the Chinese clothing to her season’s collection which is gaining a lot of attention in the industry as it goes well in any kind of occasion. As Asian myself, I am kind of proud and happy to have this kind of clothing which one in trend today because it does represent too on where I am and who really I am, as Asian

Clothe review:

The piece itself is indeed beautiful and it’s fabric does a great job as it was a cotton and I feel so comfortable having it unlike the usual kind of dress which used to have politer clothes than can makes you quite irritated as you wears it the long run. Overall, these type of dresses are superb and a must have as you wanted to have a great piece this summer season.

By the way, Ive bought this dress in Macy’s for like 15 USD, pretty much a good deal right? so – if you want to have the same you can now go in any macy’s stores nears you and have it on your shopping bag for good.