"Guidelines and template for making your own horror book!"
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Do you like making slime? We do.
Here are some simple experiments of how to make some:
1. Place 2 tablespoons of PVA (polyvinyl acetate) glue in a zipper-type plastic bagor bowl and add an equal quantity of water.
2. Add 1 or 2 drops of food colour, if you want.
3. Add 1/2 teaspoon of saturated borax solution. (Borax can be bought in a pharmacy, or nag your science teacher to do this at school).
4. Squeeze the bag to mix the contents or use a spoon or your fingers if using a bowl.
5. When the slime has mostly formed, reach in and take out the slime. Don't be shy, it will not hurt you!
6. Knead the slime to make it smooth.
7. Puuuuuuurfect!!! You have made your slime!
It should be a bit like putty.
Options: use clear PVA glue and glitter for a different look.
Add shaving cream for fluffy slime.
Add poly styrene balls for some texture.
Another type of slime you can make, using cornstarch and water, is Oobleck.
Oobleck, Goo or Goop is a strange substance that has some of the properties of a liquid and a solid at the same time. Substances like this are called non-Newtonian fluids, because they do not follow the normal rules of solids and liquids. Newtonian solids, like wood or ice, hold their shape. Newtonian liquids, like oil or water, usually take the shape of the container they are in.
Non-Newtonian fluids like Oobleck are sometimes liquids and sometimes solids.
If you have ever melted chocolate without stirring it, you will notice that the squares of chocolate hold their shape until you stir them up. Melted chocolate is also a non-Newtonian fluid.
1. The Experiment
As with all experiments, you should talk to an adult before trying to make Oobleck. You may need permission to use the ingredients.
Oobleck is safe to touch; however, it can be very messy. You should wear an apron to keep your clothes clean. If you get Oobleck on your clothes or on the floor, you can easily clean them up with water.
1.2 What You Need Water
A cup of cornstarch
That's it, isn't that easy!
Put about a cup of cornstarch into the bowl.
Pour about a cup and a half of water into the bowl and stir.
All the cornstarch should be covered in the water. There should be no dry cornstarch visible. If there is dry cornstarch, add a tiny bit more water and stir again. Keep adding a tiny bit of water and stirring until all the cornstarch is covered in water. The mixture should look wet but be difficult to stir, as if you are trying to stir a solid.
Note: If your oobleck starts getting too dry, just add a little more water and stir it again.
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In the United States and Western Europe, we are caught in a health crisis. Not only is there an obesity epidemic, which leads to increased incidence of certain types of cancer, a range of cardiovascular diseases and other lifestyle conditions like type 2 diabetes, This is also symptomatic of a deeper range of illnesses.
In the West anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications are always in the top ten of annual prescriptions. These products sell in the billions of dollars every single year without fail. On top of that, in the United States in particular, there is an opioid epidemic.
For the longest time, doctors have been prescribing very powerful opiate-based medications. People have gotten used to these. In fact, they’re so dependent that they found a way to unleash the full pain-killing power of prescription medications like OxyContin and hydrocodone.
The result is an opiate epidemic that has resulted in thousands upon thousands of overdose deaths in the United States. The carnage doesn’t look like it’s going to be stopping any time soon.
The common threat that unites all these sad scenarios is the fact that in the West, we have forgotten about wellness. We really have. The traditional Western view of wellness is very restricted and, given what's going on, on the ground, quite short-sighted.
Traditional Western medicine's attitude towards wellness is built on the assumption that the body and the mind are separate. They are not joined, they are not related in any way, but they are separate.
Just as importantly, whatever treatments are created for either body or mind, have to be based on biochemical compounds. In fact, it's only been recently that we have steered towards the direction of biochemistry. Prior to this, it's mostly just hard chemistry.
This idea of the body and mind being separate has led to doctors treating the symptoms but overlooking the disease. It’s impossible to treat the body without addressing the mind and the spirit.
Unfortunately, in the West, the spiritual component of wellness is hardly mentioned at all. In fact, people get really antsy and uncomfortable the moment the idea of spirit enters any conversation. It's like it's completely off-limits to ?credible? scientific investigation.
On top of all of this, the typical diagnosis for physical ailments leaves out the attitude, mindset as well as emotional configuration of the patient. In fact, it's only been recently that general-practice physicians have factored in lifestyle considerations.
In the world of traditional Western medicine, the idea of lifestyle medicine is quite recent. In fact, the medical institutions in Western countries only began taking this very seriously starting in the 1930s, but in a very substantial way starting in the 1960s.
Prior to those points in time, the whole idea of changing your lifestyle to improve your health outcomes was considered quaint or even superstitious. By and large Western doctors focused on chemicals and surgery to get people better.
Thankfully, we have overcome such thinking because as it turns out, lifestyle provides input to the human body on so many levels. These inputs are not inconsequential. They really go a long way in making you who you are. Accordingly, if there are any problems with these inputs, you are sure to feel the consequences.
This sea of change in the rank-and-file doctors’ impression of lifestyles’ impact on overall health signals a matching change in medical professionals’ view of the body-and-mind connection. Starting in the 1930s and coming to a head in the 1960s and following decades, the previously thought of iron wall between body and mind started to crumble.
Lifestyle is a summation of that because your lifestyle provides inputs on different levels. It provides a nutritional input and a social input. Your work conditions have a very significant impact on your well-being.
Stress can either push you forward or drag you down. This applies across the board. Your ability to mentally focus is part of the equation. Believe it or not your financial state plays a big role as well.
Finally, tying all of this together is your spiritual aspiration. You may not be a particularly religious person, but everybody has a spiritual component regardless of whether we wish to recognize it or not. All of these inputs work together. They flow through each other, and they impact each other in a very significant way.
The big problem here is the fact that human beings are actually being pushed from different angles. All of these are inputs. What you choose to eat in any given day has a tremendous effect on your overall well-being.
Take the case of magnesium. Do you feel irritable? Do you feel sad for no reason? Do you often get out of bed in a bad mood? Does it seem like things don't quite work out for you or at least you feel like things aren’t panning out?
Well, you might want to consider the amount of magnesium in your diet. Fairly recent nutritional studies show that deficiencies in magnesium, which a lot of people suffer from, impact a range of mental, emotional and physical states.
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Chapter 1: Introduction
I have been making greeting cards ever since I can remember. They were not the best looking cards but it’s the thought that counts, right?
I want you to know I am an artist but not an illustrator who can draw a person’s portrait. I can do calligraphy and doodling and simple drawing. So don’t think you won’t be able to do this. It can be easy, peasy and fun!!
The other part of some greeting cards is the writing. You can write a poem or use idioms and puns. Idioms and puns are phrases that don’t really make sense. Sometimes they are just plain silly.
I want you to be inspired by this book. Don’t just copy it. There are so many occasions that cards are appropriate for: birthday, thank you, get well, thinking of you…
When people receive cards, it usually brightens their day. It’s an act of kindness. This world can always use more kindness!
"Childrens book about always being nice!"
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Honeybear lived in the middle of a large forest. She had built herself a fine Tree House and loved to sit inside, looking out at the tops of the trees. She was rather a lazy bear and didn’t like going for long walks or bathing in the lake. Most days Honeybear was quite content to stay at home, where she would spend her time snoozing and preparing tasty meals.
Because she stayed at home a lot, she sometimes felt rather lonely. Honeybear knew most of the animals in the forest, of course, but none of them were what she would call a really good friend. One day, while looking out from the Tree House, she caught sight of a dark shape in the undergrowth below.
Honeybear wondered what it was. ‘Perhaps another bear?’ she thought. ‘Or, maybe, a fox or a badger?’ But then, it called up to her. “Gerumph, gerumph,” it said. Badgers don’t usually say things like that, Honeybear decided. Or foxes for that matter and certainly not bears! It doesn’t sound like any of those animals.
“Gerumph, gerumph,” the call came again and, in spite of being so lazy, Honeybear felt she just had to find out what it was.
So, she climbed down from her Tree House and looked around.
But whichever way she looked, there was no one to be seen.
Suddenly she jumped in the air with surprise as the ‘gerumphing’ noise sounded right in her ear. She was almost afraid to turn around and see who or what it was. But Honeybear was quite brave in her own way and she did so, coming face to face with a large black animal with long fur, a mournful face, sad brown eyes and very long arms.
“Who-who are you?” Honeybear stammered, trying to keep up her courage. “You gave me a fright, appearing out of nowhere like that.”
The stranger looked at Honeybear with his mournful eyes.
“Gerumph, gerumph,” he said. “I’m a gorilla, of course, and I’m lost in the forest and don’t know how to get back to my home in the zoo.” Honeybear didn’t know what a zoo was but she suddenly felt a lovely warm glowing feeling. Could this be the friend she’d always wanted? “Why don’t you stay here with me in my Tree House for a little while and see if you prefer it to your home in the zoo – whatever that is?” she said.
The young gorilla considered this carefully, his long arms hanging down by his sides. After some time, he said: “All right, that sounds rather fun,” which made Honeybear laugh as he looked so mournful when he said it.
“If you’re going to be my friend,” said Honeybear. “You must tell me your name.”
The gorilla looked even sadder and said that he’d never been given a proper name.
“All right,” said Honeybear. “Then I shall call you Gerumph.” At this, the gorilla thumped his chest with delight several times, making his gerumphing sound. Honeybear was pleased to have made him so happy and they both climbed up into the Tree House together.
In no time at all, Honeybear and her new friend were cosily settled in. Gerumph, who had lived most of his life in a zoo, loved the freedom of the forest and would swing from tree to tree while Honeybear looked on, wondering where he got his energy from.
But, as the days went by, Honeybear began to realise that no one had come to visit her. No one at all! In fact, she’d been expecting to see Potting the pine marten who had promised to bring over some delicious berries that grew in a secret place near where he lived. They tasted wonderful dipped in honey and were one of her favourites.
Just thinking about them made Honeybear’s tummy rumble.
She began to feel very hungry and then rather cross. After thinking a little longer, she decided to go and see Potting and find out what was going on. Leaving the Tree House, she made her way along the track in the direction of Potting’s home. Approaching where he lived, she could see the pine marten sitting outside in the sun.
“Hello, Potting,” Honeybear called out. “Have you any berries for me?”
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Key principles to consider when undertaking capital budgeting for your project.
How to effectively incorporate time value of money concepts in capital budgeting decisions.
Strategies for evaluating the risk and return of long-term projects using capital budgeting in a scenario.
Tips for utilizing the net present value (NPV) method for optimal capital expenditure decisions.
Role of internal rate of return (IRR) in guiding capital budgeting decisions for your venture.
Techniques to incorporate non-financial factors in the capital budgeting process of your project.
How to address potential uncertainties and contingencies in capital budgeting for a business expansion.
Strategies for prioritizing multiple projects when capital resources are limited in your organization.
Tips for understanding the payback period method and its relevance in your capital budgeting scenario.
Role of sensitivity analysis in assessing the viability of projects under various capital budgeting assumptions.
Techniques to integrate external factors, like macroeconomic shifts, into your capital budgeting for industry developments.
How to account for tax implications and incentives when devising a capital budget plan.
Strategies for considering opportunity costs and alternative investments in your capital budgeting decisions.
Tips for utilizing the profitability index to weigh the benefits and costs of a capital project.
Role of scenario planning in forecasting potential outcomes and risks in capital budgeting.
Techniques for continuous monitoring and adjusting of capital budgets in response to your project's real-time performance.
How to effectively engage stakeholders in the capital budgeting decision-making process for your initiative.
Strategies for incorporating sustainability and environmental considerations in capital budgeting for green projects.
Tips for managing the potential conflicts between short-term financial goals and long-term capital budgeting in your organization.
Role of advanced financial modeling and simulations in enhancing the precision of capital budgeting.
Techniques for effectively communicating the rationale and expected outcomes of capital budgeting decisions to shareholders.
How to incorporate qualitative factors, like brand value or strategic positioning, in your capital budgeting evaluations.
Strategies for handling sunk costs and their influence on capital budgeting decisions.
Tips for effectively integrating cost of capital and expected return metrics in your capital budgeting process.
Role of robust auditing and transparency in ensuring the success and credibility of capital budgeting initiatives.
Techniques to assess and handle potential foreign exchange risks in capital budgeting for international projects.
How to understand and navigate the impact of inflation on future cash flows in a capital budgeting context.
Strategies for capital budgeting in sectors with rapid technological changes, such as.
Tips for capital budgeting considerations in merger and acquisition scenarios within your industry.
Role of stakeholder feedback and market research in fine-tuning capital budgeting plans for product launches.
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Snail crafts are a fun way to get your kid interested in all creatures, great and small (especially small). The Beaded Popsicle Stick Snail is a quick DIY kids' craft that's doable for both younger and older age groups. This is a great craft to try after a nature walk or a trip to the zoo. You can make the beaded snail shell with earthy wooden beads, or get creative with colorful pony beads. All the kids will have to do is string them to a pipe cleaner and add some glue and a Popsicle stick. You can even make a whole family of little snails to keep each other company!
x Wooden scoop stick
x 2 brown pipe cleaners
x Wood beads
x Small googly eyes
x Hot glue gun (adult supervision required)
1. Start by threading one of your brown pipe cleaners with wooden beads.
2. Curl the end of your pipe cleaner to form a circle and wrap the extra pip cleaner section around the beaded strand to secure it in place. Continue curling and bending the beaded strand around in circles to form a snail shell
3. When you get to the end you’ll have the extra pip cleaner section from the other end showing. Wrap it around the beaded pip cleaner to secure it and hold the beaded snail body in place.
4. Use the hot glue gun (adult supervision required) to glue your bead ed snail body onto the scoop stick.
5. Cut a small section off of your other brown pip cleaner (about ¼ of it) and bend it in half. Curl the ends to make antennae, and then, use the hot glue gun to glue it to the back of the scoop stick at the front.
6. Finish your snail craft by gluing a small googly eye onto its face and add a smile if you’d like!
Running out of activities for your kids to do this summer that don't leave your bank account empty? These fun Popsicle Stick Animal Puppets will allow the kids to make their own fun this summer. This easy kid's craft can be made with Popsicle sticks, paint, and craft foam to make the animals come to life. The kids will love this summer craft idea, and they'll want to put on a show for you and their friends as soon as they complete their own little zoo of puppets. Take it easy with this fun craft for kids. Your house will become a zoo but in a fun and creative way.
"Childrens story about Malars Grand Manor!"
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Introduction Leading a team or even just a single individual is about so much more than getting a promotion, higher pay, and a more important title. Being a true leader is about understanding the people you work with and looking in at yourself and the leadership skills that you have. It’s about bringing forth the things that make you personable, friendly, and inviting. And then, once you recognize those things, you simply showcase them for others.
And being a good leader is also about knowing where you fall short and what you need to do to become a better, strong, more compassionate leader.
Now more than ever, leading is harder than it used to be. Because of differences in cultures, demographics, and industries, you have to understand leadership better than ever before if you wish to truly find success.
Leadership is all about communication. But there are multiple ways to really speak like a leader, if you are willing to invest the time and energy to find them.
Chapter 1: The Power Of Communication in Leadership
Understanding the Role of Communication in Effective Leadership
Communication plays a pivotal role in effective leadership by serving as the lifeblood that connects a leader with their team, fosters trust, and drives success. It is the cornerstone upon which a leader's ability to influence, inspire, and guide their followers is built.
First and foremost, leaders use their communication skills to articulate a clear vision and also provide direction to their team or people close to them. In short, leadership is clear communication. They paint a compelling picture of the future, ensuring everyone understands the overarching goals and objectives.
Effective leaders will also inspire their team through communication too. They use words and actions to ignite passion and enthusiasm, driving individuals to give their best effort towards shared goals.
Open and honest communication builds trust within the team. Leaders who share information, admit mistakes, and provide feedback openly foster an environment of trust and integrity.
However, conflicts are inevitable, but communication skills enable leaders to address issues promptly and constructively. They mediate disputes, encourage dialogue, and promote resolution, preserving team cohesion.
Leaders will offer constructive feedback to help team members grow and improve via their communication skills. They recognize achievements and provide guidance, creating a culture of continuous learning and development.
Effective leaders involve their team in decision-making when appropriate. They gather input, weigh options, and make informed choices collectively, empowering team members and ensuring decisions align with the organization's goals.
In today's fast-paced world, leaders must adapt to change swiftly. Effective communication keeps the team informed about shifts in strategy or priorities, reducing resistance and promoting flexibility. Leaders empower their team by delegating responsibilities and authority. Clear communication about roles and expectations allows individuals to take ownership of their tasks and contribute to the team's success.
During challenging times, leaders provide reassurance and guidance through effective communication. They convey a sense of stability, address concerns, and mobilize the team to navigate crises.
Communication is a two-way street, and leaders must be active listeners. They seek input, show empathy, and understand the needs and concerns of their team members, strengthening the bond between leader and followers.
Leaders shape organizational culture through their words and actions. Communication sets the tone for the kind of culture they want to cultivate, whether it's one of innovation, collaboration, or inclusivity.
Leaders hold themselves and their team accountable through clear communication of expectations and standards.
Communication is the essential tool that enables leaders to convey their vision, motivate their team, build trust, resolve conflicts, and adapt to change. It fosters a collaborative environment where individuals feel empowered, valued, and inspired to achieve common objectives. Effective leadership hinges on mastering the art of communication.
Exploring How Communication Impacts Influence and Inspiration
Communication is the very essence of inspiration and influence in leadership. It serves as the conduit through which leaders connect with their followers on an emotional and intellectual level.
Leaders communicate their vision with utmost clarity. Through eloquent and relatable messages, they paint a vivid picture of the future they envision. This clarity inspires followers by helping them understand the purpose and direction of their collective efforts.
Effective leaders are skilled storytellers. They use narratives to convey not just facts and figures but the essence of their vision and values. Stories resonate with people on a deeper level, stirring emotions and kindling a sense of purpose.
Communication is a vehicle for establishing emotional connections. Leaders who authentically express their passion and commitment evoke similar emotions in their followers. This emotional bond fosters a strong sense of loyalty and dedication. Of course, to truly inspire and influence others, leaders must empower others through communication. They convey confidence in their team's abilities and encourage them to take initiative. This empowerment motivates individuals to rise to the occasion and contribute their best.
Their positive and uplifting communication also creates a motivating atmosphere. Leaders who consistently offer words of encouragement, praise, and appreciation boost the morale of their followers, driving them to excel.