The Amazing Amazon Echo

Let me introduce you to this magnificent electronic device called The Amazing Amazon Echo powered by Alexa. This speaker is hands-free. Tell Echo to play music, weather report, sports, lower the volume, or ask any type of information you need. Echo will spill out the information immediately. When you are not clear with requests Echo will let you know. All you do is tap on the speaker it to get started or say “Alexa” and it will come on. It’s wonderful and Echo is Bluetooth enabled so you can stream music from you phone or tablet. The Amazing Amazon Echo is just is more fun than imagined! You control the voice, it’s at your command! We’ve had this speaker in our household for over a year and it is the worth price.   When we want her to play music or get information from her, we say “Alexa” play “Hello” by Adele […]

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How I Finally Reached My Twitter Goal

Consistency, consideration, gratitude and persistence are key players when accomplishing any goal. How I Finally Reached My Twitter Goal is something worth being grateful. In my September 2016 post I Increased My Twitter Followers 73% in 48 Days, I stated I would reach my Twitter followers to 5000 by mid-October 2016. That did not happen and for several reasons. In this post I will spell out those reasons and perhaps this might help your quest to increase your followers.   Follow Others The decision to follow is not exactly an easy task. It’s not about clicking on following someone and that’s it. When you follow someone it is courteous to click on Likes or Retweets when you find a post they displayed. That takes time and if you’re doing this to 10 or 15 followers a day, will consume your valuable time. Is it worth it to Like and Retweet every person […]

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How to Start and Manage Your Blog in 2017

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Starting a blog can become overwhelming when you don’t know where to start. I started my blog in 2011 and had no idea how or what I would write about. I did not know the first thing about blogging but read somewhere on the internet that people were blogging. It wasn’t until 2013 that I learned key strategies to blogging. I searched online and watched YouTube videos. So today I will give useful tools on How to Start and Manage Your Blog in 2017.   Let’s get Started. 1. First thing you should do is think of a Name or Title for your blog. Some bloggers will call this a “Niche.” Decide whether you want to share information or promote products. Originally, when I started, I chose the name “TOPAdvisor.”  My blog categories are health, education, write poetry, product reviews, and diy projects. My […]

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Blogging With WordPress

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Before I talk about Blogging With WordPress, I will give you a brief encounter of the kind. I trained using the PC computer during the dark ages when MS-DOS was the thing. Many of you have no idea what I’m talking about or perhaps you’ve read on the history of the personal computer. It was the most complicated system and I hated it. That was during the eighties and mid-nineties. Years later when Microsoft Windows came along it was like WOW! Where have you been? To summarize, I have come a long way in the use of the PC so Windows seems like a piece of cake, most times and Blogging With WordPress is a joy!     After learning about the Blogging With WordPress in 2011 I got on the bandwagon and immediately it a try. Well I had nothing from the earlier years after […]

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How Do You Measure Your School Leadership?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin School staff regularly complain about their leaders’ roles as “paper pushers” and “mandate followers.” But keep in mind school leaders are given the mandates by their school boards and superintendents. If they do not follow orders they are soon replaced. What happened to Principals being visionary leaders and How Do You Measure Your School Leadership?   In this post I will state what the role of an instructional leader and required expectations. In addition, I’ve included suggestions on improving schools to develop better mastery of students’ learning.   School districts around the country are posting job vacancies for school principals as instructional leadership. Below is an example of a Texas school district’s job posting for a principal position:   INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP “Behind every effective teacher is an effective campus leader. Our principals’ main goal is coaching and developing their teachers through regular observation and constructive feedback. Campus leaders […]

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What Happens to the Body With Vitamin D Deficiency

What comes to mind when we think of Vitamin D? The body gets Vitamin D when UVB radiation in sunlight hits the skin. The amount of vitamin D a body produces is directly related to UVB exposure. With winter months now in session, people who live in regions like Denver, Philadelphia, Illinois and areas north during cold months receive little or no form of UVB. So the body isn’t producing any vitamin D. In this post on What Happens to the Body With Vitamin D Deficiency, I will explain how vitamin D can bring positive results to your health.    Vitamin D From the Sun When your body experiences the sun’s rays the fat soluble vitamin goes to the liver and kidneys and delivered to your body tissues. If you live in the southern part of the country you will receive direct sunlight several times a week. On the other hand, living in the norther part of […]

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Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) Facts and False Claims

The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) of 2010 has been the subject of debate since it was first introduced. Healthcare reform has made it possible for millions of Americans to get insurance and make monthly premiums affordable. The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) Facts and False Claims are many. There have been many complaints of the high premium cost especially from the middle class and congress. But the middle class has benefited overwhelmingly from this health care reform.   Let’s look at the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) Facts and False Claims. Prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insured were often dropped by their insurance company for pre-existing conditions. Before the Affordable Care Act millions of American with health problems were without insurance coverage. In 2015, 1 in 8 Americans received monthly premium coverage less than $100. In 2016, 1 in 7 who renewed their coverage received premium benefits of less than $75. […]

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How to Protect Your Social Security for Retirement

Social Security Facts Approximately 55 million Americans rely on Social Security benefits in retirement. How to Protect Your Social Security for Retirement begins today. The amount of money one receives monthly depends on work history and age when you apply for benefits. Technically full retirement age begins at age 66. In 2018, a person born in 1952 can receive about $1,300 in retirement benefits at age 66. Should you decide to take your benefits at age 62 your check will be reduced by 25% or $975 monthly.   Why Postponing Social Security May Be a Lucrative Decision For every year you delay taking Social Security, the program boosts your monthly check by 7-8 percent.  This is in addition to any cost-of-living increases over those years.   Retiring at age 70 guarantees inflation-adjusted income stream that’s 76 percent higher for the rest of their lives. On the other hand to brings your total to about $1,716 monthly or total $350,000 for […]

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