Wednesday, December 26, 2018

How To Make Friends As A Newbie In A New Neighborhood

Kids can make friends so easily, but that task becomes harder as you get older. Most adults are awkward and have forgotten the trick to making friends the old-fashioned ways—by simply talking to others about their interests and finding like minds. Throw moving to a new neighborhood into the mix and you have quite a challenge on your hands.

That’s where this article comes in. Read up to feel inspired on how you can make friends as a newbie in a new neighborhood.

Join the Social Media Profile for the Community, i.e. Where People Post Events and Goings-on.

Most communities, even subdivisions, have their own social media profiles these days, where locals post whatever happens to be going on throughout the coming months. Make yourself known on these social media profiles. Introduce yourself, flip through community events, and find some things worth going to.

Tip: Aside from technology, you could also keep your eyes on newspapers and event boards at the grocery stores. This is where older locals might post about upcoming festivals, church events, and annual town celebrations.

Sending Your Kids to School? Make Friends via Their Friends. Get to Know Families Within Your Child’s School System.

When kiddos make friends at one of the private schools in Redmond WA and want those friends to come over, or vice versa, it’s customary for the parents of both kids to meet up and make sure their youngster will be safe and secure at the other parent’s home. Take this an extra step. Invite those parents to your house for dinner. Make friends, so whenever your kids hang out, you all can hang out too.

Take Walks that Lead You Through the Town on a Daily Basis—Say Hello to People You Pass, Bring Your Pup with You, etc.

Neighborhood walks can be great ways to explore your new community while saying hello to locals and getting to know the area. Have a pup? Take them along for walks. Or, better yet, find paths that you could use for daily exercise. You could even start a walking club that could be a little get-together for people that wanted to make friends AND stay in shape.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tips For Helping Your Child Succeed In Education

                    Education is one of the major keys to success in life. During the formative years, a child is receiving new information that will shape their understanding of life in some of the most critical ways. In order to make sure that your child gets the education they need and deserve, it's wise to take it a few steps further than the classroom. Consider the following ways you can help your child succeed in their educational journey.

1. Develop a tradition of reading.
It's often stated that reading is fundamental. It's virtually impossible to make it through life without knowing how to read. Therefore, it's wise to encourage your child to learn to love reading. You can do this by reading with your child. Allow your child to pick out the books that interest them. It's also a good idea to read a bedtime story each night. When you read together, it becomes a habit that your child will look forward to.

2. Limit screen time.
Technology is an important part of living in today's society. However, you don't want to allow the television or the iPad to babysit your child. Instead, find different programs that stimulate the brain and encourage educational enrichment. Typing software is a great investment so that your child can improve their computer skills. You can limit your child's amount of screen time by installing a timer that goes shuts the software after a specific amount of time.

3. Be relentless when it comes to exposure.
A child needs to be exposed to different experiences and activities. When you present a child with different options and experiences, this increases their chances of learning their interests, hobbies and future career endeavors. Enroll your child in different types of programs, camps and after-school activities. It's also a good idea to make sure that your child gets a well-rounded social life experience. This includes visits to the children's theaters, local libraries and kid-friendly museum exhibits.

As you work through these various tactics in order to improve your child's educational experience, understand that this will only enhance whatever your child learns in the classroom. When you do your job as a parent, you'll increase the likelihood of success for your child in the future.


Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Future Of Healthcare

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No matter where you stand on the healthcare debate, I am certain we can all agree that we need some sort of developments in the medical industry. I mean, this is 2018 and we recently found out that there is AI that can accurately predict your age and help you look younger, so it seems we are making some pretty huge steps in the right direction with the help of AI. We've already seen many advances in the medical field, on account of AI over the past few years. One of my favorites and one I haven't been able to take advantage of just yet is video conferencing with my family doctor and specialists. We do have a Patient Portal where I can email photos, videos, and messages regarding an illness or anything that doesn't require an emergency room visit and that has saved a ton of mileage and gas money so far! I also like emailing a bit better because when there isn't an emergency, my doctor can read and reply at his convenience. I know doctors and nurses are always super busy so, any help is much appreciated!  Which is why the advances we are seeing will end up helping not just their workload but the patient's quality of care.

Basically, what is happening is that doctors, nurses, surgeons, staff members are spending a ridiculous amount of time doing repetitive tasks. These tasks could be automated and physicians could have more quality time with their patients than ever before. Rather than digging through medical journals and trying to predict the outcome of a surgery or procedure on someone who could experience more complications than a healthier person, a hospital could have QuartzClinical do the legwork while the hospital staff focuses more on the patient. With QuartzClinical's help, our hospitals can spend more time with the patient and QuartzClinical's business intelligence, the patient can heal quicker and with less time spent in the hospital, less of a chance of complications and readmission and a lower bill. 

QuartzClinical's model is self-learning and already provides an overall accuracy rate of 81%. Hospitals can better plan surgeries and prescribe better medicine all by having their patient's personalized plan available by a prediction engine that can be applied at the individual patient level.  

Friday, December 14, 2018

Share Your Opinions And Earn Rewards With Catch

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