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Alternative Ways to Get Ahead at Work

In regards to attempting to get ahead at work you’ve probably read countless lists of what ‘should’ be done. These lists, more often that not, contain tips such as ‘dress well’ and ‘always bring new ideas to the table’. Now, these tips do hold some precedence as they don’t necessarily hurt one’s chances of workplace success. But these sorts of tips don’t deserve to hold the overarching precedence that they do. There are some alternative ways to get ahead at work too, read on to find out about a few of them. Climb the career ladder Don’t fail — at anything The mantra of never failing is something you should live by when at work, no matter how many times you’re told ‘it’s okay to…
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Erecting A Luxury Style Centerpiece In Your Garden

When you think of a luxury garden, you think of those unique mansions in traditional aristocratic country homes. The monarchs and their families around the world own some of the most expensive and large homes in their respective countries. Especially the famous English manor houses that are owned by Lords, Barons, and Countesses. There is flow, purpose and character in such gardens because they’re prized as a reflection of style, beauty, charm and of an intricate personality that the rich wish to convey. The gardens are traditionally very linear, yet very open to keeping up with the times regarding style. You too can have such a garden if you’re willing to put in the effort. You don’t need to be filthy rich, all you need…
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Are We Giving Enough to Charity?

Flickr Hundreds of billions of dollars is given to charitable causes every year. Earlier this month, Giving USA released its 2017 report, which reports on the philanthropy of 2016. There was some good news to share: 2016 saw a 2.7% increase in charitable donations when compared to 2015. Last year, an estimated $390 billion was donated to charity, an increase from the $379.89 billion given to charities in 2015. The estimated $390 billion is made up of donations from corporations, estates, foundations, and individuals. Where the money is going That’s an insane amount of money – but where is it all going? It’s estimated that nearly $123 billion of that money went to religious institutions last year – places of worship, religious activist causes, and…
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How to Keep All The Family Happy in the Garden

Image source With the summer months finally upon us it’s that glorious time of the year when we can turn our attention to our gardens. As the garden is one of the most important parts of any home this is a space where all the family can relax and enjoy quality time together. Therefore you want to ensure that your outdoor space is a fantastic area for everyone. Here are our tips on how to look after your gardens so that all members of your family, at all ages, can enjoy the garden together. Overall Design Gardens come in all shapes and sizes, so you will want to look at the space that you have available in order to truly understand what you can do…
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Night Garden Delights

Contributed Post Flickr Picture Do you ever enjoy your garden in the evening or as darkness descends on the world? Probably not and that’s because most people haven’t designed their garden to be the perfect place to spend the day as evening drifts into the night. But you can, and there are plenty of cool, impressive features that will make your garden a delight at night. So, let’s look at a few of the best ideas. Great Furniture Credit Source Forget about those old wicker chairs or the plastic furniture. It’s time to get a tad more creative with the furniture that you choose for your garden. For instance, you should think about looking at luxury outdoor furniture that aesthetically resembles the type of furniture…
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