Friday, March 3, 2017
Finding the right charity to make a donation to is a difficult task indeed. There are so many stories of fraud and trouble with well-known charities that you can’t be sure where your money is going anymore. According to dial2donate.org, the best way to start your search for a good charity is to start with a broad search. There are many good recommendation websites online that you can refer to when starting out. Use these sparingly to try and narrow your list of possible charities down a little. Don’t be too dependent on these websites, though.
Start Conducting Phone Interviews
You can either call the charity you have selected from the bigger list and ask them questions, or you can request a meeting to get a general idea of how it operates. Charities have special departments called development departments. The personnel in these departments have the job of fostering a relationship with potential donors. If you plan on making donations in the long term, you should do research, and do as much of it as possible.
While you are at it, take a look at the annual report of the charity. This report is public domain and will be a good indicator of how dedicated the charity is to its overarching mission and principles. Does your charity of choice have an aura of courage in its annual report or one of caution? Does the message it delivers inspire you? Always check the hard facts before making a decision.
Inquire About Their Goals and Progress
When you talk to the representatives at the charity, ask them to provide you with actual data and analytics that support their claims of progress towards their mission objectives. Ask them what metrics they use to measure their success and whether they would call themselves successful. If the charity doesn’t have the slightest idea about the data they collect, they probably won’t be a good option for you.
Sometimes, though, it can be an issue because the organization’s effectiveness won’t be directly related to the problems they solve. For example, if their mission is to solve a problem that will take a while to resolve, they might seem like they aren't making any real progress. In cases like these, ask for their short-term goals and statements of what they have accomplished so far.
A good example of this is if a charity has a mission to provide better education to children in Mogadishu. They may not be able to completely solve the problem but ask for statistics of students who have passed exams due to the schooling given by charity funding.
Charities Need Some Business Sense
Most charities try to appeal to your softer side. Many people donate without a second thought when shown an image of a starving person. By bringing business strategies into the decision-making process when selecting a charity, you gain some useful insights into which companies are doing work that matters and which are doing nothing to achieve their goals.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Do you know what laser hair therapy is? It is one of the most quickly rising new technologies available in the field of hair regrowth and restoration. Back in the days before this technology, the only way to treat hair loss was by applying a topical treatment or through surgery. Such as the one described on http://hairlossable.com/irestore-laser-hair-growth-system/, it came to light. While the surgery wasn’t too risky, there was always the risk of infection or complications developing.
How Does Laser Therapy Work?
In laser therapy, one of the biggest differences is that it isn’t invasive, unlike surgery. To remedy your hair loss problems, a soft laser light that uses low amounts of energy is shined onto your scalp to treat your hair loss problems. It can be used to treat baldness, thin hair, and many other issues that arise with your hair and head.
The light causes the circulation of blood in your scalp to increase, which in turn prompts your hair to grow faster and thicker, due to the energy transferred to your scalp cells. Since the procedure uses a special low-energy laser light, you aren’t at risk of damage to sensitive organs either. Some older technology would use heat to stimulate circulation. While this worked to a limited extent, it would still be rather risky.
What are the Benefits of the Laser Therapy?
There is an extensive list of bonuses from using laser hair treatment over traditional methods of treating damaged or lost hair. It significantly reduces the number of treatment sessions as huge advantages. In fact, a single session has been shown to increase your circulation by 50% of what it used to be.
In addition to this, the results differ from conventional treatment methods – hair that grows due to this form of therapy is glossier, softer, and has more volume. It is also more elastic and resistant to breakage. If you go to a salon for hair treatment after growing hair through laser therapy, you gain the added benefit of increased protection against the ravages of chemical scrubs and dyes on your hairs.
Can Everyone Benefit From Therapy?
According to the statistics, over 80% of people who get their hair treated in this manner see their hair loss issues come to a stop. You can’t do one session and hope that your hair loss stops, though. If you want to see the best possible results, it becomes necessary to go through multiple sessions with a specialist. Always talk to your doctor about potential risks to yourself, if you go through with such a therapy session. Remember that not everyone is viable for treatment, too.
No two people are the same. Your scalp doesn’t work or react in the same way that another person does. While laser therapy works for most people, it is highly possible that it won’t work for you individually. However, the typical time frame over which you can see results is about one month after your first treatment. Just remember that no matter what the outcome is, you are as beautiful as you believe you are!
Saturday, February 25, 2017
I never thought I would see my name in a Forbes article, my less my face, but that is exactly what I woke up to this morning. I am beyond excited and can't stop smiling. Please read and share!
Navigating Self-Publishing Or What Two Successful Business Women Call Indieworld
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Mirth Defects by Clint Forgy is one of those books that reminds me of Forrest Gump's famous box of chocolates: "You never know what you're gonna get."
Hysterically rich and with a vivid voice, Forgy writes a story of JD Ferguson, a young boy growing up in middle America in the early 70's, born in a small town in Iowa.Forgy begins his novel with JD's birth. He arrives with the clarity and sarcastic wit of an old soul, entering this world as if he's ready for action, and indeed he is. This is the story of JD's life and how his world evolves; the highs and lows, the rites of passage that bring him to manhood.
This is no boring accounting. It's fun, lush and complex, laced with humor, and filled with soft memories of riding bikes up and down a street in the hazy twilight. JD has it all. The agony of a boy's kindergarten crush, first kisses and the tender passion of young love. The story is rich, as real life as it can get, astoundingly insightful and side-splittingly funny.
Forgy is a brilliant author with the rare skill of growing JD's voice from boy to man. His delightful sense of humor and flair for dangerous pranks left me breathlessly reading, wondering how JD and his cohorts would escape unscathed. The cast of characters includes JD's younger brother Bob, his best friend Gasser, and the lovely Lana.
Roadapple Ridge is a town of possessed of fodder, ripe for Forgy's pen. JD and his cohorts leap from scrape to scrape, with JD's sharp mind constantly outsmarting the locals. At times, it reads like those old Keystone Cops silent movies. The only sounds were my chuckles. It's a special book that makes you laugh, even better when it makes your eyes sting, and Mirth Defects has the distinct honor of doing both.
Forgy is a wonderful writer, stepping forward to give a voice to the twilight of the twentieth century. Dinner was eaten with your parents, you rode your bike until the stars were out, and you went steady instead of hooking up. Despite his rough and tumble ways, JD has a sweetness. While he may court trouble, he knows when to do the right thing. Better than that, he knows when to say it. He tells his girlfriend, "If you think you're ten foot tall then you are," letting us know he has become a man. When his grandfather dies unexpectedly, JD says, "I'm trying to hear him breathe one more time." That line undid me, voicing true grief in a way that says it all.
Near the end, JD laments,"You can't always get what you want but sometimes you get what you need." Mirth Defects manages to do both, giving the reader everything they want as well as what they need.
Carole P. Roman
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Not much has changed in the way we approach special needs education for children. However, one special needs doctor has developed a program that she believes will greatly improve the way in which special needs children learn.
Dr. JoQueta Handy, Ph.D, CCC-SLP had developed a program, the Children’s Opportunity for Brilliance, or COB model, that focuses on a child’s strengths in order to better understand how each individual responds to different learning strategies. In congruence with the COB model, Handy also partnered with several institutions to augment her program’s effectiveness. Some of these technologies include:
Quantum Reflex Integration: Based on research conducted at Harvard Medical School, Bonnie Brandes developed this technology, which uses low-level lasers on the head and body to grow stem cells through the hypothermic effect created by the laser. At the Brilliant Learning school, results have been seen on EEGs in as little as six treatments.
Interactive Metronome: This technology was originally developed for Olympic athletes but quickly advanced into the academic realm. It is used to prepare the brain for learning by stimulating the temporal lobes of the brain. It also helps with speech, attention, and reading fluency and comprehension.
Quantum Biofeedback: This scan determines the diet and supplements each individual needs to balance brain chemistry for better sleep, concentration, and overall health.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Basketball is an action packed game that is very engaging, competitive, and helpful in keeping fit thereby making it a preferred game by most youngsters. However, playing the game requires effort, training, and practice. This is why you should teach your son how to play the game for him to have a good comprehension, understanding and knowledge of the rules and general gameplay.