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Eon Culture http://eonculture.com The Latest In Culture & Entertainment Sat, 22 Dec 2018 15:17:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.1 Top 3 Colleges Near Wilkes-Barre http://eonculture.com/top-3-colleges-near-wilkes-barre/ http://eonculture.com/top-3-colleges-near-wilkes-barre/#comments Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:40:41 +0000 http://eonculture.com/?p=19733 There are many great educational opportunities in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Conventionally located just two short hours from Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Manhattan, Wilkes-Barre makes an excellent choice for anyone looking to get away for a real college experience. About Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre was originally founded in 1769. It was not until 1806 that it became formally incorporated. Due […]

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There are many great educational opportunities in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Conventionally located just two short hours from Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Manhattan, Wilkes-Barre makes an excellent choice for anyone looking to get away for a real college experience.

About Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre was originally founded in 1769. It was not until 1806 that it became formally incorporated. Due to the discover of nearby coal reserves, the city rapidly grew in the 19th century. It was flooded with hundreds of thousands of immigrants who provided a labor force of the local mines. It was the coal mining that fueled, and industrialized the city. It reached the height  of it’s prosperity in the first half of the 20th century.

The population peaked at roughly 90,000.Unfortunately, during World War II, the cities economy declined due to the collapse of the industry. Additionally, the Knox Mine disaster accelerated the decline in large portions, and the mines could not be reopened. Present day Wilkes-Barre has about 41,000 people, making it the largest city in Luzerne County. It is also the 13th-largest city in all of Pennsylvania.

Colleges Near Wilkes-Barre

There are three large colleges/universities located near Wilkes-Barre. Two of them are located directly in the city, King’s and Wilkes, and Luzerne County Community College is located about 8 miles away.

All three are a great choice for anyone looking to go away for school. They are also conveniently located near many hotels in Wilkes-Barre. Perfect for if friends and family ever come to visit.

King’s College

King’s College covers nearly 50 acres in downtown Wilkes-Barre (adjacent to the Susquehanna River). And situated in the middle of the campus is Monarch Court, which ahs many activities. The area also includes a brick-paved area at it’s center, perfect for parking.

The new King’s on the Square facility is a center for learning and living in the heart of downtown Wilkes-Barre. King’s on the Square is home to a number of in-demand programs, including Physician Assistant Studies, Athletic Training, and Exercise Science.

The new center offers attractive and safe student residences that bring students in direct contact with the downtown environment. King’s on the Square also includes and an art and cultural display center and a Chick-fil-A restaurant for students, faculty, staff, and the downtown community. Source: Wikipedia

Wilkes University

Wilkes University offers over a dozen programs within its graduate school programs. The Wilkes Graduate Teacher Education Program hosts classes online and at classroom sites across Pennsylvania. Some of the Wilkes Graduate Teacher Education programs are hosted entirely online.

Other graduate programs such as nursing, creative writing, and bioengineering are also offered at the university. The MBA program within the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership was ranked among the top ten MBA programs in the state of Pennsylvania. It is a great option as classes generally only have 20-30 students, making it easier to connect with the teachers and really focus on studies.

Luzerne County Community College

Luzerne County Community College is a public two-year college that offers associate degrees, certificates, and diploma programs. It is a great starting point for anyone beginning their career, or anyone who is unsure what to major in. Start out at LCC taking only core classes, and transfer to a 4 year school.

In 1967  the first class of 836 students attended classes in two buildings in downtown Wilkes-Barre located near the Hotel Sterling. The college offered 11 programs at the time with tuition at only $12.50 per credit. Crazy, huh?

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3 Great Gifts for Friends and Family http://eonculture.com/3-great-gifts-for-friends-and-family/ http://eonculture.com/3-great-gifts-for-friends-and-family/#comments Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:30:46 +0000 http://eonculture.com/?p=19711 Anyone searching for gifts that can bring happiness and comfort to their loved ones may wish to look for innovative gifts that touch the heart and memory. Here are three great gifts that will be appreciated forever. 1. Digital Picture Frame High-resolution digital photo frames are trendy because they display snapshots most innovatively. For instance, […]

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Anyone searching for gifts that can bring happiness and comfort to their loved ones may wish to look for innovative gifts that touch the heart and memory. Here are three great gifts that will be appreciated forever.

1. Digital Picture Frame

High-resolution digital photo frames are trendy because they display snapshots most innovatively. For instance, the NIX Advance – a Hi-Resolution (1024×768)and LED Backlit Display Digital Photo Frame with a Motion Sensor (X08E)- can be turned on when someone enters a room and later turned off as he or she departs.

In the slideshow, videos and photos can be mixed and viewed hands free. This terrific gift comes in various screen sizes: 8, 10, 12, 15, and 17.3 inches, ranging in cost from around $80-$200.

For sale at Bestbuy.com

2. Picture Puzzles

Pictures and picture frames are often on the lists of gifts for nearly all ages. Nowadays there are many creative ways in which photos can be presented. One of these ways to create your own picture puzzle.

Youngsters who have an interest in photography and artistic details will especially delight in seeing the picture of a loved one or of themselves placed in pieces that they must assemble.

Then, too, adults with senses of humor or an enjoyment of artistic ventures and in completing puzzles will also enjoy piecing together photos of themselves. As great hands-on ways to enjoy gifts, these photo puzzles start around $20.00 for the 8×10 that comes in 100 pieces. The largest puzzle available is in 1040 pieces.

3. Weighted Blankets

Weighted blankets have remarkable calming effects upon those with conditions which disturb their sleep. These ample blankets that measure 48 inches x 72 inches can be ordered for both children and adults since they are designed according to a person’s weight.

For instance, for children the blanket weighs 10 pounds; for someone between 100-150 pounds, the blanket weighs 15 pounds; and for someone 151-200 pounds, the blanket weighs 20 pounds. The highest weight is a 25-pound blanket. In the summer months, the inner blanket can be separated and used as a lighter blanket. This original gift idea can transform the fatigued and frustrated person who has trouble sleeping into one who is relaxed and contented.

A weighted blanket is also a great sleep aid for people who are overly sensitive to conditions in their environments such as those who have autism, attention deficit disorders, anxiety, and insomnia. These blankets can be used to cover the body or to cover parts of the body such as the feet or legs.

Weighted blankets can be used to calm a person in the same way as a good hug or warm pet often does. Furthermore, a gift of a weighted blanket can provide comfort with its warmth in the winter and its coolness in summer. It may not be needed every night, but it is there whenever security or reassuring warmth are desired for a good night’s rest.

Weighted blankets are available on Amazon and Etsy.

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Mental Health in the Black Community Can No Longer Be Ignored. http://eonculture.com/mental-health-in-the-black-community-can-no-longer-be-ignored/ http://eonculture.com/mental-health-in-the-black-community-can-no-longer-be-ignored/#comments Sun, 10 Jun 2018 14:01:46 +0000 http://eonculture.com/?p=19688 May is Mental Health Awareness month. Unfortunately, not enough effort is made to remove the stigma surrounding it. Last week, the news broke that world-renowned fashion designer Kate Spade and CNN host Anthony Bourdain both committed suicide, just three days apart from one another. The news was unexpected, and sparked a much needed conversation. Mental health […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness month. Unfortunately, not enough effort is made to remove the stigma surrounding it.

Last week, the news broke that world-renowned fashion designer Kate Spade and CNN host Anthony Bourdain both committed suicide, just three days apart from one another. The news was unexpected, and sparked a much needed conversation. Mental health is the very large, spotted elephant in society. We see it, we know it, and we may even be affected by it, ourselves. Yet, it’s a topic that is vastly ignored, particularly in Black communities.

 

In an interview with People Magazine, Mariah Carey revealed that she had bipolar II disorder. Although Carey had been diagnosed in 2001, she decided against medication and other treatment, admitting, “I didn’t want to believe it.”  Until recently, Mariah Carey like countless others, suffered in silence.

“I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me,” she says. “It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn’t do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music.”

The ugly truth is that 1 in 5 Americans suffer from some kind of mental illness – 1 in 5. Black people are equally susceptible to mental illnesses as our White counterparts.

As a community, a conversation surrounding mental health should not only be held when a notable person loses “the battle with their demons”, or during a designated month. It is important to centralize the topic of mental health, and accept that it affects a number of people in each of our lives.

Yes, it’s unnerving to face the spotted elephant in the room. Yes, it’s uncomfortable to admit that mental health is prevalent in our communities. This discomfort is even more of a reason that every month should be centered around mental health awareness. It is not something that will just go away, it is not a taboo.

Black people have spent lifetimes avoiding the harsh reality of mental health, so it’s unrealistic to expect a complete abandonment of cultural norms and practices overnight. However, simply informing friends and family that it’s okay to not be okay, and they can count on you, is a great way to encourage a safe space for your loved ones who may be suffering in silence.

It’s no secret that African-Americans have made great strides and lead in many positive areas, but the reality is, that we are also ranking number one in unemployment, incarceration, and in other mental-health related struggles. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — Office of Minority Services, reports that “African Americans are 20 percent more likely to report having serious psychological distress than Whites. Yet, African Americans are less likely to seek mental help than their White counterparts.”

Kofi Siriboe

Star of Queen Sugar, Kofi Siriboe, has partnered with HuffPost to release “WTF is Mental Health” to tackle the stigma of mental health among African Americans. This mini documentary highlights the struggles seven people with mental health are facing.

“Making ‘WTF Is Mental Health?’ has been a part of a healing process for me, one I’m still exploring,” Siriboe explained. “It’s the companion piece to ‘Jump,’ a short film I made after a mentor and big brother figure died by suicide, just before I got the call that I’d been cast in ‘Queen Sugar.’ I started working on this beautiful, emotional show and felt how liberating it was to channel my fears into art. As I began to mold ‘Jump,’ I realized the true conversation I was craving centered on young black people who are figuring out this mental health thing, too.”

In an attempt to keep the conversation going, Siriboe is calling young people to submit their own videos detailing their experiences with mental health, and what they understand it to be.

“If we don’t admit what’s going on to ourselves, we’re gonna keep hurting in silence, which is killing us twice as much as our Caucasian counterparts. No one is gonna talk about it because it’s taboo”, he added. “That’s what I wanna end.”

Watch “WTF is Mental Health” below.

 

 

If you, or someone you may know is suffering from depression and/or suicidial thoughts, you do not have to suffer in silence. You are not alone.

Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline:1-800-273-8255

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How to stay awake after a week of work? http://eonculture.com/how-to-stay-awake-after-a-week-of-work/ http://eonculture.com/how-to-stay-awake-after-a-week-of-work/#comments Fri, 11 May 2018 06:26:01 +0000 http://eonculture.com/?p=19672 People who work 7-10 hours a day in the office five days a week consider that the fatigue is a normal and inevitable part of this process. I should resist. Working more than 40 hours a week during many years and feeling that something doesn’t work, one day I asked myself: “Why am I so […]

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People who work 7-10 hours a day in the office five days a week consider that the fatigue is a normal and inevitable part of this process. I should resist. Working more than 40 hours a week during many years and feeling that something doesn’t work, one day I asked myself: “Why am I so sleepy during the whole working day”, “Why am I so tired after work and what is more important before work after spending the laziest weekend?” and “Why I am tired all the time?” These three questions made me search for answers. Today I am going to share my experience and the knowledge I’ve got on this with you, my dear readers. Taken together this information, I’ve changed the whole attitude toward the labor process and forgot about weariness that was my Achates for many years.

Minimize stress

The most important discovery is the words of one Eastern yogi and a wise man of our days named Satguru. In short, he said that your work is a way to earn money for your life and this is it. He meant that we should not treat our duties as the most important things in our life. We work to live happily and freely, and we don’t live to work. This thought liberated me form all disputes, intrigues, and rumors. Also, I stopped to be nervous about my mistakes and dissatisfaction from my boss. I found the best essay writing service in USA for some emergency cases when I have too much work to do. I imagined that the worst thing that can happen to me is that I can be fired. And it is not the end of the world. Freedom from anxiety, constant stress and fears gave me a lot of energy that I could use for good at work and with my family.

Make your workplace more comfortable

Then I looked around my worktable. I saw dozens of old invoices and paycheck for coffee from the coffee shop that was nearby my office, some notebooks that I didn’t use for years and tons of other garbage. Moreover, my chair was broken for a long time, and I really didn’t care about this, even when my back was crying with pain. And I spend 40-50 hours a week in this place. It is no wondered that I feel sleepy in this place; my mind was trying to rid of this entire nightmare. I cleaned out my place from all useless papers, asked the administration for a new comfortable chair and took a wonderful pot flower. I felt satisfied.

Make short breaks

Everybody knows about small breaks, but who really do them? It was not easy to inure myself to make pauses after every hour of work. There is the fact that we need only three weeks to adopt any habit? During 21 days at a stretch, I made short pauses after every half or an hour of work with the help of notifications on my smartphone. Now a need to switch my attention from work to some other activity is too high that I don’t even use these notifications anymore.

Avoid caffeinated drinks

Curiously enough that tea and coffee which are full of caffeine increase our fatigability and bleed dry from us in any sense. I used to drink 6-8 cups of these drinks to stay awake, and I was confused that this habit was only filling me with the desire of sleeping all day. I gave up this caffeine dependence trying not to drink tea, coffee or cola during 21 days and it worked. Now I am able to afford a cup of good coffee or a tea evening with my dearest people 2-3 times a week, and I feel great now!

Meditation, sport and walking on a fresh air

I finally asked one of my colleagues about the secret of her brilliant and always fresh look, although we did the same work side by side during several years. She smiled and told me about the influence of meditation and fitness in her life. Do you know that every minute of meditation gives you 10 minutes of rest which is equal to a night sleeping? On top of all, she told me that she walks an hour a day or replace walking with a morning jogging during 20-30 minutes before work. Now I try to add little by little sport and meditation to my daily routine.

Sleep well and increase the quality of your leisure time

I would like to say several final words about the influence of qualified rest on your productivity at work. The first rule for good leisure is to forget totally about all work stuff. Plan something nice and pleasant for a weekend, get away to the country or stay at home for reading and being with your family, go to a cinema or a theatre. Try to spend one day without all homey cares like cleaning or going to a supermarket. Spend your free days with beloved ones in peace and calm. I wish you an active and cheerful work life!

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Jobs That Require a Business Communications Degree http://eonculture.com/jobs-that-require-a-business-communications-degree/ http://eonculture.com/jobs-that-require-a-business-communications-degree/#comments Thu, 10 May 2018 14:51:32 +0000 http://eonculture.com/?p=19668 Business communication course mainly deals with how one pass information either by writing and speaking appropriately to entice the client at a personal level and as a company at large. The graduate must have self-esteem, time conscious and sharp in thinking all the time. There are various programs for business communication and some includes, international […]

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Business communication course mainly deals with how one pass information either by writing and speaking appropriately to entice the client at a personal level and as a company at large.

The graduate must have self-esteem, time conscious and sharp in thinking all the time. There are various programs for business communication and some includes, international sales managers, communication managers, technical writers and also public relation experts.

These careers are developed by communication skills as the key pillar. Some of the universities offering business communication include Kaplan University, University of Southern New Hampshire, Strayer University and Argosy University.

The Important Aspect of Business Communication

Business communication degree gives students knowledge on making good communication plans to be used by firms. The student aim at written, spoken and sometimes non-verbal communication in places like public relation, advertising, leadership and also in the use of new technologies.

It is a well-paying career at the moment when technology is high in use. There several careers in business communication. Some of them are:

International Sales Manager

International sales manager directs market works for firms that do business in the global marketplace. Their work entails managing sales group, the creation of new business opportunities, representation, write business plans, communicate with customers and maintain customer relationship in the globe.

They are centered in the U.S, but they are found all over the world dealing with local and international markets. At any provided size of the firm the manager works in, they report back to their superiors and manage a sales group centered in the U.S. and overseas. They are characterized as being on board most of their work time. Their work varies from working in a small firm to a larger one.

Apart from having management and leadership skills, they are perfect for passing information, marketing and offering client services. Being multilingual is always an added advantage and should know overseas trade regulations and the international economy. They must be reliable and organized while on a trip always handling sales group and communicating with clients at any point.

Advertising Strategist

This is an expert who designs and makes visible material for hardcopy and softcopy advertisement. They deal with work of art to pass information either by hand drawing or by use of electronics to create an image of a company’s brand.

The expert meets the customer and make a rough image of the customer’s preference and pass the required message. On this, the client can make necessary changes before the presentation in the market. An advertisement strategists can also look for new projects and propose the design deals. Many of them do their work in studios while others prefer working at home but offers the same services.

They may work at an individual level or as a group depending on their preference and availability of jobs. Advertisement artist studies various courses depending on their field of specialization. The main of it is the graphic design that comprises of, design principles, graphic production, studio art and website design. These programs help learners in developing career portfolios.

These people are explorers in nature looking for new designs to exploit and make their work appealing always. The main requirement for this program includes a high level of creativity, communication skills, computer literacy and time managers.

Promotion Designer

A promotion designer deals with the creation of promotion packages, fliers and also invitations for their customers. Customers are the companies, groups or even an individual. A promotion designer develops an image or a picture that describes a particular thing that needs to be promoted.

The image must be attractive to catch the eyes of a possible client and encourage the purchase of the product or even pay the entry fee. For one to work as a promotion designer, they must have a degree in graphics and art design or any other related course. The person must be an expert in computer programs that include color theory, software programs.

Important computer programs needed includes Adobe Illustrator and CorelDRAW among others. They combine artistic and advertising skills. According to Bureau of Labor and Statistics, there will be growth in employment of these experts.

Marketing Manager

A marketing manager evaluates the needs and services for the products of a company and participates in decision making on how, where and chose the client to buy them and also sets prices for the products.

They unite with the public relation officers, product creators and other staffs for the good of the company. To achieve this needs a lot of personal skills.

Marketing Managers are outstanding in collecting information and passing that information appropriately to the company stakeholders.

Event Planner, Lobbyist and Sales Representative

An event planner ensures that everything needed for reception, accommodation and transportation of guests in an event or a meeting is properly set for the comfort and well-being of their guest.

They are time conscious and detail-oriented. A lobbyist is a communicator whose primary work is to speak for the company. They are persuasive and understands legal procedures for legislators to act in the interests of the company. They may have some knowledge of political science. Sales Representative is an intermediary in a company. They work for bigger companies and sells products to dealers or other firms.

Their main duties are to persuade customers on the benefits of selling a product and how it will earn them a lot of income hence getting other aims. They never sell the product in a small amount. All these jobs require people talented in persuasion during communication and people with great self-esteem.

Other Careers

Human Resource Expert is a person responsible for the worker’s well-being. They train, interview, employ a job seeker, enlighten the employee on the mission and vision of the company.

A producer deals on business that is related to acting in movies, managing TV shows, stage productions and even computer software. An attorney is a person who deals on representing their customers in civil legal offences and criminal in courts.This requires on to be informed of various laws and regulations.

All these jobs require good communication skills and adequate information about the job and company. There are many other faculties in business communications.

Article written with insights from Ronn Torossian, the CEO of 5W Public Relations

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How To Become A Productive Business Owner http://eonculture.com/how-to-become-a-productive-business-owner/ http://eonculture.com/how-to-become-a-productive-business-owner/#comments Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:35:07 +0000 http://eonculture.com/?p=19658 Improve Productivity and Efficiency For Your Business There are countless of business owners out there who are looking to improve in their endeavors with it being only 24 hours in a day, to accomplish numerous task and goals that they sat out to achieve. However, there are some crucial tips that will improve the operating […]

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Improve Productivity and Efficiency For Your Business

There are countless of business owners out there who are looking to improve in their endeavors with it being only 24 hours in a day, to accomplish numerous task and goals that they sat out to achieve. However, there are some crucial tips that will improve the operating of your business. The first step is to be consistent in your efforts with setting and sticking to a specific routine, even if takes working towards propelling your business forward, working at the same time each day, with a healthy support system that you can rely on.

A Crucial Tip For The Highest Productivity

One of the most important tips that business owners should take into account is, to indulge in whatever activity, or regularly eat the kinds of foods that will keep you productive towards the task at hand, by staying aware of what your body needs to keep becoming a sucess, every morning that you start, with the thought in mind, that catching up on reading emails can be done later in the day.

It can be very beneficial for the business owner to keep in mind, taking a break, whether it is going for a walk, or choosing a place to go for lunch is crucial. The last thing that a business owner needs is to feel drained, all the way to the point of not feeling motivated to even start work for the day, and losing mental clarity for their business.

Choose A Good Time For You To Be Creative

The majority of people feel most energetic and focused during the morning hours, so getting started then might be the best alternative when it comes to getting things done, and keeping up with a highly detailed schedule that you have set for yourself. It is much easier to feel creative in the early morning when your ideas are fresh, knowing that the night before you made a to-do list, that you are anticipating to complete, making the flow for the rest of the day go smoothly.

A lot of success achieved by business owners stems from choosing to start with their most challenging and thought-intesive assignment during morning hours, not requiring so much effort, being so full of energy.

Manage Your Time Wisely

Another aspect that the business owner should consider is learning how to break up the time of each day in chunks, putting a certain amount of time in every assignment, no matter the time frame and whether the task needs to be completed for that day or week. The task can vary from putting 15 minutes into reading emails, or taking that half and hour to address a meeting to help better build your business.

Some business owners have found it to be beneficial to even plan their goals into two-week periods, or over a period of three months, instead of choosing to multi-task, which will only make matters confusing, knowing that certain deadlines need to be met.

Article written with insights from Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5W Public Relations

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How Does Blockchain Technology Work? http://eonculture.com/blockchain-technology-work/ http://eonculture.com/blockchain-technology-work/#respond Sun, 08 Apr 2018 19:54:35 +0000 http://eonculture.com/?p=19636 Blockchain began with the advent of Bitcoin, a global internet currency in 2009, with blockchain being its underlying technology. However, what many people may not know is that blockchain technology can be used for other purposes. Blockchain, as suggested by some, is really going to take the world as-we-know-it by storm. What is it? Blockchain […]

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Blockchain began with the advent of Bitcoin, a global internet currency in 2009, with blockchain being its underlying technology. However, what many people may not know is that blockchain technology can be used for other purposes. Blockchain, as suggested by some, is really going to take the world as-we-know-it by storm.

What is it?

Blockchain is basically a long string of “blocks.” A block, in the context of blockchain, is a compiled block of information created by  users and added to a growing data chain. The information is time stamped and considered current as it sits as the newest block on a chain containing other blocks of subsequent information. The current block directly connects to the block that came before it, which, in turn, is connected to the block that came before that back to the beginning – the “genesis” block.

Having a Growing History of Events Creates Trust

We have, in effect, a long string of events. All data added to the blockchain infers the entire network’s past and becomes part of its irrefutable chain. Additional information can be included with the creation of new blocks in the chain. This data is added to the honest chain which grows in length and therefore trust every day.

Bitcoin Represents Blockchain’s Usefulness

A new chain may be created by “forking” the existing Bitcoin chain, but will not surpass bitcoin’s length unless the new chain replaces the old one and is used for a longer period of time. The longer the chain gets, the harder it will be for a hacker or attacker to misrepresent data as all users have access to the full event-chain.

This is not to say that blockchain does not have uses outside of currency; it certainly does. However, from a semantics point-of-view, this digital currency application is currently using the longest existing blockchain. Other technologies may eventually cause the name and application of this paradigm to change, but its use may be similar.

Blockchain’s Other Uses

Any individual or entity can create their own unique chain using this protocol at any given time. Some have called these “forks.” Anyone can create a new chain of verifiable information at any given time. This new chain, which can go by any name, will grow longer as it grows in trust. The burden of proving the new chain’s advantages over a previously used chain falls on the creator of the new chain. Why? Because users are already using the longest and most trusted chain, why would they want to switch to yours? This is something unique that will play out in interesting ways in the coming years as everyone is scrambling to come up with practical applications for this technology.

If voting moves over to a blockchain, we will simply have more honest elections. Blockchains can be used by those wanting to prove their identity or work by referencing data on the chain. Property owners can place their ownership documents in a blockchain.

Any data placed on a blockchain is subject to scrutiny by the rest of the network. This is why verified data on a blockchain is simply more valuable than sitting on a piece of paper in a desk or on a centralized server. Moreover, a decentralized network never has a single point of failure.

A Bright Future

A world that makes use of blockchain will be a world where individuals trust each other more. Honesty will no longer be optional, it will be required. However, the most beautiful thing about blockchains and other decentralized networks is that they are not cruel, but simply fair. All information is always taken into account and a majority must reach true consensus if data is to be validated. As we continue to move into a more digital focused world we can expect to continuously improve  old systems, and that is the beauty of blockchain.

Article written with insights from Jessica VerSteeg, the CEO of Paragon Coin.

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Family Oriented Amusement Parks You Must Check Out http://eonculture.com/family-oriented-amusement-parks-must-check/ http://eonculture.com/family-oriented-amusement-parks-must-check/#comments Fri, 06 Apr 2018 20:17:57 +0000 http://eonculture.com/?p=19625 As the summer months are soon to be approaching us, it’s about that time of the year again to start planning our summer trips and getaways. What a better trip than checking out a family oriented amusement park? Amusement parks are great because while the rides are the main attractions, there are plenty of other […]

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As the summer months are soon to be approaching us, it’s about that time of the year again to start planning our summer trips and getaways. What a better trip than checking out a family oriented amusement park?

Amusement parks are great because while the rides are the main attractions, there are plenty of other things to enjoy. Some of those things include great food, fair games, and sometimes camping.

Knoebel’s Amusement Park

Knobel’s Amusement Park and Resort is a family landmark attraction located in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. Knoebel’s first opened in 1926 with just a small pool and a merry-go-round. Since, Knoebels has transformed into a massive entertainment and amusement park that has travelers from all of the world visit.

One awesome thing about Knobel’s Amusement Park is that the park is completely free to enter! This makes is excellent for large family’s who have people who are not interested in riding the rides. At Knoebels, you only pay for riding the rides, and the food. The rides range anywhere from $1 to $3 depending on which one you choose.

The park also features other awesome attractions such as Bumper Carts, a Haunted Mansion, and water rides.

Additionally, the park features two massive arcades that have iconic amusements you could hope for. Some of those include deby car racing, a fish pond, and all the shooting, rolling and throwing games. These games will run you anywhere between 50 cents and $5. Of course, these games have prizes!

Knobels has excellent reviews and is great for anyone looking to take their family, or friends, on an amazing trip.

Hersheypark

Hershey is a family theme park situated in Hershey, Derry Township, Pennsylvania, United States. The park opened its first roller coaster in 1923, the Wild Cat, an early Philadelphia Toboggan Company coaster. In 1970, it began redevelopment plan, which led to new rides, an expansion of the park, and the park’s renaming.

The first ride was added to the park in 1908 – an Allen Herschel carousel often referred as the “Merry-Go-Round. Later in 1910 with the addition of the Miniature Railroad, which remained in operation until the end of the 1971 season.

The park has operated a bumper car ride since 1926, a variety of boat rides on Spring Creek, and six dark rides, three which were fun houses. The park added its first two kiddie rides in 1926, The Prowler and The Regurgitator, and has added well over 40 since then.

Hershey is a great park for anyone looking for an adventure for their family.

 

 

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Two Deals that Could Shake Up Wall Street http://eonculture.com/two-deals-shake-wall-street/ http://eonculture.com/two-deals-shake-wall-street/#respond Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:20:39 +0000 http://eonculture.com/?p=19628 There are always rumors on Wall Street, probably more than usual will be shared now that the tax reform passed and that’s off the chatter list. With the money that will be freed-up with tax reform, the rumors about corporate America, as well as worldwide conglomerates and what they might want to add to their […]

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There are always rumors on Wall Street, probably more than usual will be shared now that the tax reform passed and that’s off the chatter list. With the money that will be freed-up with tax reform, the rumors about corporate America, as well as worldwide conglomerates and what they might want to add to their organizations – those ideas should be hitting us all soon. Two big ones are already being bandied about by some of these include:

Apple Wanting Netflix

The current thought about what Apple (AAPL) wants is Netflix (NFLX) – this is held to be a 40% possibility. Another possibility is that as Apple pulls money back from overseas and foreign investments, they might be looking at acquiring more of Citi’s stock.

Amazon on Target

Amazon (AMZN) buying Target (TGT) — this deal sounds like a great one, but the chance of it getting past government regulators is almost nonexistent. Since Target has long been known for their efforts in the Mom’s and Children sectors of sales, this could be a great fit for Amazon. But integrating the cultures of these two companies might be a lot more work than anyone would want to consider. Amazon is focused on tech and innovation within their corporate culture, where Target is more methodical and following set patterns.

Business Beyond the Rumors

For those businesses that have an ATM on their premises – such as convenience stores – something to consider, especially in larger and metropolitan areas, would be to bring in a bitcoin ATM. If you do that, make sure you put a sign out front about that machine. Bitcoin.com recently reported that stores that have done that are seeing an increase of foot traffic. In the US there are now nearly 1,300 such ATMs – making up more than 75% of the number of them worldwide. For those interested in adding one, the largest bitcoin ATM provider is Coinsource. They plan on installing at least another 1K of them during this year.

For those looking to invest, you might consider looking into Alphabet (Google) which had a 30% rise during 2017 with their acquisition of YouTube. Also despite other search engines trying to challenge the perennial leader, none have made much headway. Google now has in excess of 1.5 billion users that spend 60 minutes a day on average on one of the Alphabet platforms. These platforms are also great earners when it comes to advertising dollars spent there. Which continues to grow because those advertisers reap high benefits too.

Another possibility for those who are looking more to the future. Consider Tesla (TSLA), they already are a few steps ahead on several futuristic concepts regarding self-driving cars, semis, and more.

Yorkville Advisors  LLC, a New Jersey-based privately-held investment fund, has been operating since 2001.

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Why You Should Use a Purifying Cleanser http://eonculture.com/use-purifying-cleanser/ http://eonculture.com/use-purifying-cleanser/#comments Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:59:20 +0000 http://eonculture.com/?p=19645 Skin is our bodies first defense against external assaults. As such, it is continually bombarded by harsh environmental factors such as the sun, cold, wind, air pollutants, pollen, dust, and dirt. Contaminants from the environment damage the very structure of our skin. Without a proper skin care regimen, our skin is unable to regenerate and […]

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Skin is our bodies first defense against external assaults. As such, it is continually bombarded by harsh environmental factors such as the sun, cold, wind, air pollutants, pollen, dust, and dirt. Contaminants from the environment damage the very structure of our skin. Without a proper skin care regimen, our skin is unable to regenerate and efficiently renew. Our skin becomes weathered, wrinkled, and sometimes scarred from neglect.

Facial Cleansers

A great skin care regimen begins with clean skin. The very first step to skincare is opening the pores to allow the body to perform its natural repairing process. A facial cleanser will cleanse the pores gently and efficiently. Facial cleansers remove dirt, debris and other impurities effectively and gently while hydrating the skin. There are many effective drugstore facial cleansers that work. In fact, CeraVe is rated as one of the best drugstore facial cleansers. So, don’t be tricked into spending a lot of money on a facial cleanser.

Skin care regimens should be performed both morning and evening to maintain healthy glowing skin. Morning skin care regimen helps remove the oils and dead skin cells that have built up through the night. The morning regimen is both refreshing and critical for preparing your skin to face the day’s elements. The evening skin care regimen removes the daily pollutants and impurities skin is exposed to throughout the day. The regimen prepares your skin to accept the natural healing processes provided by sleep.

Visha Skincare makes an amazing cleanser that is specifically designed to cleanse safely while helping to balance the pH of the skin. It works as a four-in-one produce: cleanses, exfoliates, minimizes pores, and reduces facial redness and scaling. It is ideal for starting both morning and evening skin care regimens.

Aging Skin

As we get older our skin can wrinkle and sag and also become discolored. It’s important to take care of our skin in our youth to ensure that as we get older we still have the beautiful soft skin. Some other tips include using sunscreen, using Vitamin C serums. If you’re already well into your 50s and 60s it’s not too late to begin taking care of your skin. For women, it’s important to have proper nutrition, exercise, a good skincare regime. If you need help supplementing your diet, consider Rainbow Light, which is one of the best multivitamins for women.

Clogged Pores

Clogged pores are at the heart of most skin problems. When pores become clogged with oil and dirt, sebum builds up and eventually develops into acne, pimples, and blackheads. Recurrent acne then becomes an even more significant issue such as the skin around infected pores getting stretched and dilated. Chronic acne may also leave scars and noticeably enlarged pores. Dirt, dust, oil, and dead skin cells build up throughout the day. If these are not removed from the skin every night, they will clog the pores and prohibit the body from repairing the daily damage.

Makeup is another culprit for clogging pores. It is so tempting to drop into bed after a long, exhausting day without removing make-up. Makeup is great for concealing flaws and enhancing your natural beauty, leaving it on every night also leads to clogged pores and early wrinkling.

Our bodies repair and regenerate during sleep. Sebum, a natural waxy lubricant secreted through our pores, is released to help moisturize and protect our skin. When the pores are clogged, sebum has no place to go and will build up, causing acne. If pores are clean, sebum flows smoothly, rehydrating, moisturizing and repairing skin.

Soap and Water

Using soap is excellent for cleansing the body, but facial skin is more delicate and more often damaged by the elements, including makeup. Special care must be taken to keep facial skin healthy and youthful. Harsh weather conditions such as cold winds or the beating sun damage and dry skin out early enough. Body soaps are much too harsh, and may further dry facial skin, leading to early wrinkles. Use a cleanser containing surfactants.

Water alone will not remove the combination of oil, dirt, debris, and makeup from our skin. It will remove some surface dirt, but oil is resistant to water. Most dirt and debris that clog pores combine with oil and remain trapped in the pores. Water alone will not dissolve the impurities. The best weapon for clogged pores is a good facial skin purifying cleanser. It is designed for the unique needs of facial skin.

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