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.

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 www.topessayservices.com. This site reviews various essay services and ranks them in comparison to other available writing service sites. Best Essays, for example, is 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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