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1. What Are the Best Piano Books for Beginners?
This is a questions that is constantly being looked at again and again by piano teachers everywhere.
And it's a very important one to answer. Why?
Because good piano books for beginners can be the difference between a child sticking with piano or quitting.
In my opinion, piano books for beginn...
2. The Best Metronomes Out There
Music - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:35:31
Metronomes can be incredibly helpful in keeping you honest with the beat.
Let's face it, it's hard to focus on expressing anything when you're struggling to keep/find the beat.
While it can be incredibly frustrating to find your tempo wandering, it can equally frustrating to use a metronome!
3. Learn to Program for the iPhone
Music - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:33:08
What's fun, addicting, and lets you make money?
You've guessed it: learning to program for the iphone.
Over a million iPhones were sold the first weekend that they came out. Is there money to be made here? You betcha.
The path you need to take to learn to program for the iPhone is not an easy ...
4. Make Your Own Starbucks Drinks
Computers & Electronics - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:30:48
They knew me by name at the Starbucks closest to my home. But not anymore...
I quit buying Starbucks coffee because it was becoming a strain on my budget.
But along the way, I've realized there are certain perks besides that to making your own coffee.
Learning how to make your own Starbucks Dr...
5. Why You Should Use the Posture Pump Cervical Spine Trainer
Food & Cooking - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:33:48
I learned about the Posture Pump Cervical Spine Trainer when I went to see my chiropractor for the first time.
After years of chronic neck overextension and incorrect posture, I had let my problem get so bad that I could no longer play the piano (I was a piano performance major in college).
6. Deciding to Become a Doctor
Healthy Living - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:33:52
Deciding to become a doctor can seem like an overwhelming decision to make. I myself struggled with it for years before finally going for it full force (there's no stopping now!)
There is a whole thought process that is incredibly beneficial to go through when deciding to become a doctor. I've o...
7. Study for the MCAT: Biology
Healthy Living - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:36:05
When it comes to tackling the beast that is the MCAT, it is best to break your studying into sections.
The most logical way to do this is to study for the MCAT with the the same train of thought as the people who write the MCAT.
The MCAT is divided into sections of material--the three that you w...
8. Study for the MCAT: Chemistry
Education - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:25:14
One of the most daunting hurdles to jump on your path towards med school is taking the MCAT.
As one of the hardest written tests you'll ever take it's extremely important that you do everything in your power to score well.
The MCAT is designed to test your ability to think on your feet but also,...
9. Decorating Your New House
Education - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:25:19
You've gone through weeks or months (or worse) of shopping, inspection-ing, pricing, and closing hell...all which come with the beautiful experience
of purchasing a new home. So now, you get to have all the fun of decorating your new house!
It's the place you'll call home. The place you'll go to...
10. Choose to Write for Android
How-To & Education - Tue, 30 Dec 2008 21:02:47
The answer is yes.
What's better than being able to develop applications for a company that
a) doesn't charge you for it
b) puts no limitations on you as a developer
c) has the potential to be the next biggest thing in technology ?
Think about it:
There are so many ideas for applications ou...
11. Why It's Important to Teach Children Piano
computers-and-electronics - Sat, 13 Dec 2008 18:48:07
I think that teaching children piano is one of the most fun activities to fill your life with as well as an incredibly rewarding job.
I love that I have to think and teach differently from one student to the next. I constantly have to reevaluate my teaching strategies and think of new ways to ex...
12. Fabulous Yet Easy Halloween Ideas
Music - Sun, 09 Nov 2008 02:39:09
Halloween parties are often the best out of the entire year (except maybe Christmas...cookies anyone?). You get to dress up in ridiculous costumes and get complimented...not to mention all that candy!
There are lots of easy Halloween ideas out there for costumes that allow you to look fabulous w...
13. How Safe is Medical Tourism?
arts-and-design - Mon, 27 Oct 2008 01:36:35
There are MANY things here you need to consider to even begin to answer this question.
Your first and most important step: research, research, research. Congrats, you've already started doing your homework.
Let me begin by saying that this is not a lens that will try to persuade you for or agai...
14. M.D. vs. D.O. Programs
healthy-living - Thu, 02 Oct 2008 03:08:06
Now that's you've got a good head start on all of your premed classes, you're probably starting to wondering about the future.
One of your most important questions will of course be about which school you will attend.
Both fortunately and unfortunately, you have many options in this matter.
15. Best Free iPhone Applications
How-To & Education - Tue, 23 Dec 2008 02:11:28
There are thousands of AMAZING iPhone applications out there.
It's hard to know which one is worth getting!
Don't you wish you had someone crazy enough to sit around and look at thousands of them and let you know which ones were worth getting?
Well, you got it!
Checking out iphone application...
16. MCAT Study Books: Biology
computers-and-electronics - Thu, 06 Nov 2008 00:26:39
When trying to find the best MCAT study books, one of the biggest challenges that comes up is how many books are out there on this subject.
We've all heard, of course, that some books will do you more harm then good.
It comes as no surprise then that people struggle to pick the MCAT study books...
17. What Should iPhone Applications Cost
How-To & Education - Wed, 29 Oct 2008 01:46:15
What should iPhone applications cost?
It sure seems hard to find good information on that, doesn't it?
There are too many blogs saying too many things out there in this budding market.
I'm going to guess your number one questions:
Is there money to be made in the iPhone application market?
18. The Best Calorie Burning Exercises Out There
computers-and-electronics - Wed, 03 Dec 2008 22:40:08
The good news for finding the best calorie burning exercise:
They work best when you are constantly surprising your body and switching up the work outs.
This means that you can avoid that exercises road block that happens when someone keeps doing something over and over. This is both boring and...
19. The Things You Need to Know When Decorating a College Dorm Room
healthy-living - Fri, 05 Dec 2008 02:31:44
So you've taken your last exams, got your high school, diploma, and have the last couple months to hang out with your friends.
Then, it'll be time to move on into your brand new room (with a stranger!) What's a college freshman to do?
There are many things to think about and many possibilities ...
20. Where to Buy Decorative Candles for Your Home
How-To & Education - Mon, 22 Dec 2008 03:23:55
There are so many types of decorative candles out there that you can find lots of them to match your personality and your home.
On this lens, I've put up some of my favorite which are usually the not overly ornate, simple ones. However, I've also added some novelty candles that are very unique a...
21. Feeling Rested: How to Improve Sleep
home-and-garden - Sat, 06 Dec 2008 13:50:26
Most of us are guilty when it comes to skimping on a good nights sleep.
Why do we do this? Because we think that staying up will help us get all the things we need to do done.
There's a problem with this. If you cut back too much on sleep, you'll start to lose the efficiency with which you can ...
22. How to Pick and Buy Espresso Machines: Getting it right
healthy-living - Wed, 03 Dec 2008 01:18:04
It's always nice to show up at a Starbucks and have a nice [insert drink of choice here] handed right to you.
But once I bought my own espresso machine and switched to only making my own coffee, I've enjoyed my mornings drinks SO much more and have never gone back since.
I love that I can make ...
23. The Best Easy Recipes Books
food-and-cooking - Thu, 13 Nov 2008 23:55:49
There's such a variety out there of different books so that you can make any type of food you would like.
Luckily for you, recipes don't have to be incredibly difficult to taste amazing.
Buying recipe books is kind of a hobby of mine.
1) They're always on sale.
2) There are always new ones com...
24. All the Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin
food-and-cooking - Thu, 11 Dec 2008 19:18:36
Each year, my family and I have searched and found a new way to decorate a pumpkin. We've created quite a tradition out of getting the pumpkin itself, having a contest for the most creative idea, and then actually decorating the pumpkin.
There is so much information on the internet now for new i...
25. How to Find a Good Piano Teacher
arts-and-design - Fri, 02 Oct 2009 16:55:04
Finding a good piano teacher takes time and effort but it is incredibly important to your child's success and their desire to stick with the piano.
Your goal as a parent is to find the piano instructor whose teaching style matches your child's learning style. Finding this match will limit frustr...
26. How to Get Perfect Pitch: No Genes Involved
Music - Mon, 23 Mar 2009 15:53:36
When I first got to college. I saw all of these amazing upperclass students who played things I could only dream of at the time. I kept asking them how they could sightread such ridiculously difficult pieces or how they could improvise for hours at a time.
They are turned out to have one thing i...
27. Premed Postbac Programs
Music - Wed, 31 Dec 2008 02:28:34
So you've decided that you want to be a doctor...
But what if you're not a traditional premed student?
Suppose you've gotten your degree in another field or even worked for some time in another profession.
It is a common misconception that it is extremely difficult to become a doctor later in ...
28. Picking a Medical School: Curriculum Structures
How-To & Education - Tue, 30 Dec 2008 21:40:02
When it comes to deciding where to go to medical school, there are a million factors that need to be taken into consideration.
Here's some you're probably already considering:
1)Where you actually want to live for the next four years of your life.
2)Large city or Rural area
3)Private school or S...
29. Great Cooking Utensils: The Best for Your Kitchen
How-To & Education - Tue, 30 Dec 2008 21:28:04
And they're all calling your name...
This is coming from the girl who goes to the mall just to check out the new Martha Stewart collection.
I've put my favorite kitchen utensils on here for you to check out. There are so many out there but these are the ones I prefer.
30. Why You Should Vote Early
food-and-cooking - Tue, 30 Dec 2008 20:38:35
I believe that early voting is the answer to many Election Day problems.
Here are the reasons:
1) Very few lines. I got in and out in less than 5 minutes.
2) The easier it is to vote, the more people will go. Your vote does matter. Everyone needs to vote so the election truly represents the Pe...
31. MCAT Study Books: Chemistry
culture-and-society - Tue, 30 Dec 2008 20:19:42
The MCAT is one of the hardest tests you will ever take. It is also one part of your resume that med school admissions committees will weigh more heavily than other things.
The MCAT focuses on three subject areas: chemistry,
physics, and biology. While these are not the only things the MCAT test...
32. Where to Buy Bulk Hair Ties
How-To & Education - Tue, 30 Dec 2008 20:15:43
My dad always said that if you took any house I've ever lived in, turned it upside down, and shook it, hair ties/bobby pins would come flying out.
I've embraced this hair need of mine and have just started buying bulk hair ties. I'll never run out and I lose them too frequently to buy just a few...
33. Why You Should Love Google Reader
Entertainment - Mon, 29 Dec 2008 18:02:11
I'm addicted to my Google Reader. I check it while I eat my breakfast, before I go to bed, and when I just want to do something besides study.
Why do I love it so much?
As much as I love surfing the net as much as the next person, I prefer having all the websites, blogs, and news sites that I w...
34. Success in College Physics: Getting an A
computers-and-electronics - Sat, 13 Dec 2008 00:31:24
There are many ways to be find success in college physics.
One of them, however, is hard work. No matter how you spin it, there's not way to just "get" Physics without trying. If you can, I suggest dropping your class pronto because you're obviously a genius.
For the rest of us, there are plent...
35. Fun and Easy Halloween Snacks
How-To & Education - Sat, 15 Nov 2008 03:44:55
It's always great to make snacks for a party you're hosting, but when your snacks are made in the style of that occasion, it's even better!
Luckily, these easy Halloween snacks should take you no more than 20 minutes to make (at most!)
In addition to how easy they are, they're bound to make you...
36. Find the Best Medical Travel Packages
food-and-cooking - Sun, 19 Oct 2008 15:29:06
I'm not sure anyone is disputing the fact that the U.S. health care system is not in a good place right now...but people need medical attention RIGHT NOW.
So, medical tourism is rising in popularity.
I personally believe that medical tourism can be a great alternative for people who need certai...
37. Books on Health Care Reform
healthy-living - Sun, 05 Oct 2008 22:57:20
We've all heard it...the Health Care System is in shambles and there must be a solution.
Ever feel like you don't know WHAT to do think about anything about health care reform these days?
That's because there are millions of people saying things and they all seem to be saying something differen...
38. Changing the Health Care System
healthy-living - Sun, 07 Sep 2008 22:20:31
I think that everyone agrees that the health care system is in trouble. It's all over the newspapers, magazines, and the web.
So WHY is nothing happening?
I think it's because people aren't get up ENOUGH to do something about it. Complaining won't get you far. But DOING SOMETHING about it defin...
39. Lenses for Premeds! Headquarters
healthy-living - Thu, 04 Sep 2008 17:47:24
Lenses for Premeds!
This is group for all lenses that have information about medical school and being a doctor (making the decision, finding schools, studying for the MCAT, getting into medical school, etc.)
40. 88 Keys Headquarters
How-To & Education - Sat, 21 Nov 2009 02:44:29
This group is for anything piano related. (Teaching, learning, plunking around, buying a piano, looking for quality sheet music, favorite piano composers, how to play chopsticks, etc.)
Music - Sat, 21 Nov 2009 02:38:36
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