What is Couch Surfing?

couch surfingWhat indeed is couch surfing?

Well, couch surfing is a common social and travel phenomenon. It’s not so common in some place and no wonder many people ask about it. As a phenomenon, couch surfing is the cheapest way to travel. Basically, travellers choose to travel close to their hosts. Basically, it connects travellers with free places or cheap places to crush when they travel.

This phenomenon has been around for slightly more than a decade. It can accommodate more than just able people. You can get connected to travel mates of different status, depending on your needs. This phenomenon has even led to the rise of Couchsurfing.com. This is a travel social networking website. The intent of this website is to connect travellers, student portals and host in over 240 countries around the world.

The benefits of couch surfing

The most obvious benefit of coach surfing is finding a free place to crush when you travel. Considering that the cost of accommodation in new lands is often staggering, this characteristic is of great importance to any traveler.

Couch surfing also improves the benefit of the travel experience. For instance, when you are connected to a host who understands their locality, there is no limit to how much experience you will get there. This has a far deeper insight than what travel guidebooks give. As such, instead of being stuck in a hotel with other tourists, you are actually in a real place with real people. Besides, having a friend to guide you locally can enable you discover cost effective, cool and fun destinations. If you had travelled in an agency situation, getting these cost incentives would be next to impossible.

The last third benefit of couch surfing is the kitchen benefit. Many people assume it’s a privilege. It would be bad enough eating in a restaurant for all meals. Couch surfing allows you to prepare home, sweet, affordable meals.

Is couch surfing safe?

The media often paints couch surfing as unsafe. Let’s face it, how good would the news be without an element of danger? Even then staying with total strangers can be dangerous. That’s the reason why systems and websites like Couchsurfing.com exist.

This service allows you to determine what the best student communities or others you can choose to stay with if you are a student. The website allows you to select hosts based on marital status, age, etc. you also get to read reviews by other travellers. This is a great way to keep your travel experience solid safe. Despite all this, couch surfing is a great way to travel.

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Academic Plagiarism

plagiarismMany cases of plagiarism are accidental. Most people know that stealing a quote word-for-word from another author is wrong. In many cases, however, people are not aware that stealing ideas and research is equivalent to the same thing. Plagiarism is the theft of anyone’s work, in any way, without giving clear credit. Often this is caused by a missing citation or by paraphrasing without acknowledgment of the original author.

But not all plagiarism is accidental. Plagiarism has become more prominent in recent years, party due to the advent of the Internet. More information and essay examples are available than ever before and 54% of students have admitted to plagiarizing from the Internet for various reasons. In any case, though, plagiarism is a serious offence that is both illegal and unethical. The consequences of plagiarism can be severe, with expulsion, failure, probation, and loss of credibility as several examples. Use the plagiarism checker on Domypapers to check your essay and safe the writing.

For many people, they want to create quality essays, research papers, or even assignments that are clear of plagiarism. They may consider choosing a writing service in order to help meet their writing needs. Students have many assignments, often due at the same time, and might need assistance putting all their work together in a final written product. But, of course, they want a writing service that is good, affordable, and will not give them further problems with plagiarism.

One way to find quality writing service sites is to visit sites that offer academic writing services. These sites review various essay services and rank them in comparison to other available writing service sites. There is even an academic writing service that has existed since 1997. All papers for this company are thoroughly researched and each essay is customized for the individual customer. Each essay is unique, not gross-manufactured, which is another important detail in ordering a quality paper that will not be found reproduced in other locations.

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Setting Your Kids Up For Success This School Year

The new school year is in full swing, and it’s a brand new year for your kids to grow, adapt, learn, and change. With new teachers, new classmates, and new learning material, a new school year can be a challenging time where young students will rely on the security and familiarity of their parents, siblings, and friends to help them navigate the change. Here are a few helpful hints to proactively set up your kids up for success in both academic and social spheres this fall.

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Feed your kids well-balanced meals, supplemented with multivitamins. Multi-vitamins help with a variety of things, including cognitive function, which will help your kids be successful in their home and class work. They increase energy, which will help your kids stay alert and awake to learn all the things they need to know to help prepare them for life. Multi-vitamins can also help with illness recovery, so if your child gets sick, they will typically recover more quickly with the immune system support. Also, if your child has dietary restrictions or allergies, multi-vitamins can help supplement the nutrients from foods they can’t eat.

Make sure your kids are getting plenty of quality sleep. Bedtimes may be difficult, especially with active children who are enthusiastic about getting all they can out of life. Establish a bedtime routine that will ease your kids into sleep, including bedtime stories, quiet games, or bath time. Start the routine early – consider starting a ritual of an after-dinner walk with the family a few times a week, which will increase the duration and quality of both their sleep and yours. Sleep is the body’s way of repairing itself after a long day, and is especially important for healthy growth and cognitive function in kids.

Help your kids develop healthy methods for dealing with their emotions. During the school day, your kids encounter all different types of people from different backgrounds, which is a good preparation for them to learn how to navigate life in a controlled environment. They may encounter bullies or students who are being bullied. Teach your kids where to find safe individuals to talk about their concerns, and listen carefully without lecturing when they share about their fears. Kids need to know that they can trust their parents and depend on them in crises, which will also establish healthy ways to deal with emotions all through life. Use this time as a valuable time to show your kids how much you love them and you can also lovingly instruct them how to deal with their emotions.

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Perseverance Finally Paid Off

When RJ came home last week from school, she happily and proudly announced that she made it to Top 10. She’s the Top 9 not just in her class but in the whole grade five level. Hubby and I were thrilled with the great news. It doesn’t matter if she gets the 1st 2nd 3rd place medals or not on the recognition day. What matters is her hard work and perseverance finally paid off. Though she’s not very vocal about it, I know she is dreaming to be included in the top 10. But for hubby and me, she did good enough and we are so proud of her. Who wouldn’t be? There are six sections in grade five with 35-40 students in each section. To be ranked 9th among those students is already a big achievement.

If there’s one subject that RJ needs to concentrate on, it’s Mathematics. Just like most of us, Math is her waterloo that is why we got her a Math tutor. We don’t want to push her hard but she needs to learn the concepts of Mathematics and enhance her Math skills such as analysis, solving challenging problems, etc. She is very good in writing though. She loves to write stories and compose poems and sometimes song. Yes, she sings well and plays guitar and flute.

I still remember, she’s nearly 3 years old when she learned to read and exactly 3 years old when she first spelled simple words. She has changed a lot now. There are times that I am astounded as I hear her talk. Her widsom grows as big as she is but she remains as sweet and loving.

Décor Elements Every Mother Should Own

With so many décor elements to choose from, sometimes it’s hard to know what to invest in and what to pass on. If you are looking forward to decorating your home with some new décor elements but aren’t sure what to stock up on, look to the basics, such as pretty pillows, throws for the fall and winter time, and logo water features, which are perfect if you recently started your own business. Owning the basic décor elements that are both elegant and functional will allow you to expand the décor in your home once you have a good foundation.

Patterned Pillows

You can never own enough pillows, which are very trendy today. Find a variety of designs and patterns from chevron to zigzag. Different patterns on pillows are an instant way to add to a space without taking away from the rest of your decorations. Plus, pillows are easy to replace if you’d like to switch up some colors or change a subtle pattern in the room with completely creating a new design in your space. Let’s not forget that pillows are just so comfortable and they are fun to place around the house for the kids and company to enjoy!

Winter Throws

It’s time to gear up and get ready for the fall and winter time, which means cooler temperatures and feeling chilly even in the house. To cut back on your heating bill, buy a few new throws from Target or at another affordable store. Having a few throws in your home will allow you to stay warm and add some charm to your living room and bedroom space as well. In addition, throws are made of many soft materials such as angora, cotton, and polyester, which make them cozy and comfy during the colder months ahead.

Logo Water Features

If you’ve recently started your own freelance business or are busy being a stay at home mom, having logo water features in your home is a classy touch. You can incorporate wonderful wording on the fountain such as a Bible verse, favorite quote, or the name of your business. The water feature will definitely look exquisite in a dining or living room and will become a fantastic focal point in your space too.

There are several other elements that a mother should own, but these are just a few that are fun to invest in. As mentioned above, once you have the basics in your home it’s time to expand and discover other beautiful elements that will enhance your space. Just be sure to not over clutter your home because there is a fine balance of having the right amount of décor and having too much!

Sierra is a freelance writer and owner of Paige One. She enjoys decorating and a few of her favorite elements are chic and comfy pillows and logo water features.