Coming back to this blog,
it feels like i’ve majorly abandoned it ;___;
i’m sorry bloggy! *hugs*
I’ve been swallowed by the homework monster.
Luckily, i am alive again!
How to Make your Facebook Profile Employer-Friendly.
With all the social media going on now, many employers have turned to Facebook as a more accurate background-check than what references say.
- Delete innapropriate pictures and posts. Partying pictures, drinking pictures/statuses, rude slurs/jokes, rude comments, personal or hateful statuses, racy self-portraits, anything of the like is a good idea to delete when applying somewhere. Employers don’t want a half-naked drunkard spewing insults at their co-workers or clients!
- Untag what you can. If you can’t delete a picture you’re in, untag yourself. They’ll have a harder time finding it then.
- Only update when appropriate. During school or work hours is a no-no. It shows you’d rather be on facebook updating your status than doing your work! Especially if the post says something along the lines of “In ____ Class, text it! 5550123 <3” It shows very poor worth ethic.
- Use proper grammar and spelling. When they can’t read anything on your profile, they’ll think you’re incompetent or paid absolutely no attention in English class. PpL whoo doon ’ t Yuuhse propaahh grammmmerrr juuhst LoOk stoopiiiddd …
- Have your family on Facebook. It shows you don’t have anything to hide. Your Grandma is on your friends list? That means anything you don’t want Grandma to see isn’t on your profile. Same goes for your Mom, Dad, brothers, sisters, any close family.
How to Spot a Liar.
- The liar will have little to no body movement/over exaggeratted body movement or gestures. They will often face away from you when doing this, not directly to you.
- Little to no eye contact. This creates a less intimate feel, making the lie “easier”.
- Stress Gestures. (Rapid Blinking, scratching, itching, swallowing, or fidgeting) Lying is uncomfortable and stressful to the person saying the lie, so their body will react accordingly.
- Looking up to the right. The right side of the brain harbours the main creative side, so when they look up to the right, they are often channelling that side of the brain.
- Pausing while speaking/rise in vocal pitch. This should be very noticeable if you are familiar with the person’s regular speaking voice. Pausing creates time for them to think up the lie, and the rise in vocal pitch id due to stress.
- A wide-eyed, innocent look. Usually picked up in childhood, this is to make the liar seem more innocent and vulnerable.
Hey, even the most organized need help sometimes!
MY COMPUTER HATES TUMBLR.
My computer legitimately doesn’t like me posting tips or something.
Working on some now…
Ahhhh, haven’t posted tips in like, a week!
It’s been deleting my posts and crashing the internet every time i try to post ;__;
I gotta set up a queue, brb going to gone for a few hours make a queue for the next week…
How to Parallel Park.
Completing a goal.
This is simply only one tip. Mainly because it’s a killer on how to do it effectively!
- Pull up next to the mirrors on the car you want to park behind. If it’s a car you’re driving and you’re parking behind a bigger car/truck/van, give yourself more room behind the mirrors.
- Find a point at about 45 degrees from where you started. Say, a tree on the other side of the street.
- Turn the wheel a full 180 degrees to the right, and start backing up until you see the point you picked right in front of you. You should be facing it, and see it if you sat straight ahead in your seat. But make sure you watch what you’re backing up into!!
- Once you’re at about 45 degrees, turn the wheel 90 degrees (a half turn) to the left. Keep going until you see the other car’s back lights in the bottom corner of your windshield. It’s a scary feeling right at this part! Keep calm and don’t panic.
- After that, do another 90 degree turn to the left until you see the curb in your passenger-side mirror.
And also, a video demonstration! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ-loe3xXLg
That’s not me, btw.
This is more to help myself. I’m mapping a path for success~
- Identify your goal. Is it long-term? Short-term? What do you want from it? How will you get there?
- Set daily goals. If it’s a long-term goal, make sure you’re able to go through with you daily goals that whole time. Do little bits everyday, and you’ll have a fair bit done in no time.
- Keep going! Work hard. If you’r brain is fried from working too hard, take a brain break. But never forget to go back and finish! That’s essential to keep up with your goals.
- Is this goal in your top priorities? Would you put it before other activities like going out with your friends, watching your show when it’s on, or schoolwork?
- Be realistic. It’d be very tough and stressful to renovate your bedroom in a matter of two weeks if finals are going on, right? Try picking a convenient time and map out how long it would take, and if it would interfere with anything very important.
- Give yourself an extra week. What if you can’t always meet a daily goal? It’s not finished in time! Map out an extra week for emergencies or if you have too much difficulty completing it in the time you gave yourself.
Cooking a Successful Dinner
I was thinking about this in foods class today…
- Follow the theme of what you’re cooking for. You wouldn’t make a big sit-down-at-the-table dinner for a football game night, right? No. You wanna be sitting in front of the tv, cheering on your team. What is easy to eat quickly and not messily and without utensils? Fingerfood. Cut vegetables, fruit, chips, french fries, you get the idea.
- Multi-task. It’s the best way to get a dinner ready without letting anything else get cold, or taking forever. While the water boils for pasta, rip up some lettuce for a salad. While the pasta cooks, toss the salad all together. There, that would’ve taken ten minutes instead of twenty if you had waited to do each task individually.
- Under-estimate cooking time if you’re reading from a recipe. Stove and oven power can vary from what was written on the recipe, so always under-estimate. You can always cook it more after if it isn’t done- you can’t un-burn it though!
- The more colorful, the better. Color is appealing to the eye when looking at food. It is also common that more colorful vegetables have a few more added health benefits, such as more Vitamin C. Bell peppers are great for this.
- Always watch the food. Like they say, “water only boils when you aren’t looking” or something like that. If you don’t pay close attention to food when you’re cooking it, you run the risk of burning it or worse- starting a fire. Don’t take the risk! Whether it’s a ruined dinner or a burning house, don’t risk it!
- Don’t be afraid to mix flavours a bit! Think about it! In a salad, you have the fresh green lettuce and spinach, the sweet tomatoes, cheese, and tangy dressing. Flavours are mixed in lots of common dishes! Try livening up a dish with a dash of spice, or a contrasting flavour added onto the plate. (Such as savoury and sweet being contrasting flavour!)
First dates can be a big fizzle, or a greatly fun and enjoyable event. If you’re nervous for one, don’t let it show!
- Relax! If you’re stressing or completely nervous about a first date, it’s going to show and give off a bit of a tense energy between the two of you. Do something to build of your cofidence, like sing while you get ready, do a little work out, talk to your friend before you go out. Let yourself have fun and enjoy it!
- Think about some conversation topics before you go. Sudden silences are awkward. Unless you’re eating a meal or at a movie, you want there to be lots of flowing conversation. Think of some broad topics that most don’t normally have sides on. (Example: Discussing classes, extra-curricular activities, an upcoming event in the area, etc.)
- Don’t overdress. Most first dates are out for lunch, coffee, a movie, or somethig of the such. Don’t overdress! Wearing the shortest skirt or dress you own won’t really give the right appearance for who you are (Unless you’re always wearing tiny skirts and dresses), so go for something like a nice pair of jeans and a bit of a nicer top. Nice doesn’t necessarily have to mean dressy either, it could be a band t-shirt, a tank top with a vest, whatever your style is, wear what you deem nice. It’s all about being comfortable and getting to know the other person, right?
- Set yourself up for a second date. If you like who you went out with, ask something like “When can we do this again?” or “I had a lot of fun. Do you want to go out with me again sometime?”
- If you don’t want a second date, let it down easy. So say you didn’t have the most fun of a time, you don’t quite work together, stuff like that, let it down easy you aren’t interested in going out again. “Thanks for taking me out.” Is a polite way of ending a conversation. If another date is suggested, just say that you’re really busy lately, and you’ll get back to them.
Saving money is really hard, especially if you’re the type of person who likes to spend or has a fair amount of expenses to pay for.
- Set aside a small amount each time you acquire money or get a paycheck. Put it in a jar, envelope, tuck it away and make sure it stays saved.
- Bring your own lunch to school/work, or skip coffee or drinks a few times a week. It’s a lot cheaper than buying fastfood or pre-made food from the store. You’d be surprised how much money you save and how much goes into food! Coffee and drinks add up quickly too. (Example: A Second Cup large flavored drink is about $4.50. Multiply that by a work week, so 4.50 X 5 = $22.50 Multiply that by how many work weeks in a year, not counting vacations, 22.50 X 52 = $1170 for coffee!)
- Don’t borrow money for purchases. You’re spending money you don’t have. Borrowing for things like bills or essentials, that’s alright, but unessential purchases are a no. Things like clothes, shoes, fast food (depending on your situation), or little extras are unessential.
- Don’t keep change smaller than quarters. Pool them all together, by emptying out your wallet at the end of each week. It adds up very quickly! When i was 12, i put all the small change i found. In about 6 months, i had $25! That’s a kid with no job, a tiny allowance, and only birthday money.
I’m a bit of hypocrite on this one, considering i hate studying and hardly ever do it unless it’s in a group. But studying is important!
- Re-read all your notes. They’re given to you for a reason! They carry lots of valuable information that will be presented on a test or exam, so re-read.
- Re-write your notes or make flashcards. Repetition is essential in studying and learning. Making and using flash cards and re-writing notes helps drill the ideas into you head.
- Don’t cram! Study for at least three days before the test. Cramming puts all the information you were working on remembering into your short-term memory, which usually gets wiped after a few hours.