• Common file formats in college and how to open them

    While you’re in college, professors may require you to open specific files to read, do homework, and to study. If you are unable to open these files, you’ll be in big trouble.

    1. PDF – FoxIt Reader
    A “PDF” is marked by the file extension “.pdf”. These files are all over the Internet and are very common in college. FoxIt Reader will open them for you. You might also try Adobe Reader, though FoxIt is a bit faster.

    2. DOC/DOCX – Open Office
    The file extensions “.doc” and “.docx” are Microsoft Word files. Although Microsoft Word will open these files, Microsoft Word is not free and so many may not have it. Open Office is free and will open these files.

    Only Microsoft Office 2007 and newer can open “.docx” files, so if you are unable to open one, try using this online converter to convert it back to “.doc”. Continue Reading…

  • New GED Test

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    GEDFor decades, the General Educational Development (GED) examination has offered men and women who never finished high school the chance to obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma. Students could follow often free GED preparation class.

    The American Council on Education (ACE), the responsible body for the GED test, had in cooperation with publisher Pearson VUE changed the examination to meet adjusted requirements from industry, schools an, society in general and to better prepare applicants to success in institutions of higher education.

    In 2014, ACE, which is consisting of approximately 1,800 degree-granting educational facilities, introduced far-reaching adjustments to the GED test with the objective to stimulate adult learners to remain learning for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

    Most US states introduced the new GED examination in 2014. The old GED test contained five subject, and in the new test, this has changed into four content areas, Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Social studies.

    The new GED exam continues to measure the fundamental knowledge and competencies that are necessary for success in the future, says Chris Johnson from the website MyCareerTools.

    The GED test was first developed in 1942 to help World War II veterans obtain a high school diploma equivalency, and through the years around 18 million persons have completed the GED examination, and every year around half a million people pass the examination. Continue Reading…

  • Has The Economy Affected You? Go back to school!

    As financial markets around the world continue to go up and down like a yo-yo, a lot of people are scared.  Companies everywhere are laying off employees, freezing open positions, and cutting back any way they can…including salary increases and bonuses. days when you can get a job without a HS diploma are gone.

    I personally know a lot of people with hefty mortgages who are worried they could be out on the street if they lost their job (or if their cost of living continues to skyrocket while their salary remains the same).  They feel like they’re on a wild roller coaster ride that has gone out of control.

    This lack of control is one of the primary reasons I started my own business to make money online.  The thought of being completely reliant on the whims of some faceless corporation scares the hell out of me.  I need to know that if times are tough I can fend for myself. Continue Reading…

  • Robert Lacey on Morning Joe

    The Carter Doctrine was a policy proclaimed by President of the United States Jimmy Carter in his State of the Union Address on January 23 1980, which stated that the United States would use military force if necessary to defend its national interests in the Persian Gulf region.

    The doctrine was a response to the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union, and was intended to deter the Soviet Union—the Cold War adversary of the United States—from seeking hegemony in the Persian Gulf.

    After stating that Soviet troops in Afghanistan posed “a grave threat to the free movement of Middle East oil,” Carter proclaimed: Continue Reading…

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  • Is online MBA worth your Money ?

    Obtaining an MBA degree means that you will have to invest significant time and money, so the question remains: is an MBA title worth your investment?

    For a longer period of time you will have to combine family responsibilities with professional obligations and an intensive education. Not a simple task that why we have created a list of the cheapest online MBA.

    The editors of Smart Choice/SuperScholar researched all regionally and AACSB/ACBSP/IACBE accredited online MBA programs in the U.S. and this resulted in probably the most objective ranking of online MBA programs. The ranking is based on issues that students find most important.

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  • I kind of miss my youthful ignorance

    You know those times when you figure something out, or when something suddenly makes sense to you, or you realize that something is actually this when all this time you’ve thought it was that? And when it hits you, you’re all, A-ha! It all makes sense now!

    My mom used to call them ‘A-ha! moments’, which, between you and me, sounds like something Oprah would say, but hey. That’s what she called them.

    I had one of those moments today.

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  • The Saudi Enigma

    Nothing is easier than to denounce the evil-doer. Nothing is more difficult than to understand him (Fyodor Dostoevsky – The Possessed)

    Robert Lacey chose this famous Dostoevsky phrase to open his new book ‘Inside the Kingdom’ for the reason that he wanted to have an understanding of the traumatic events of 9/11 and the country that provided the majority (15) of the in total nineteen hijackers on the airplanes that were involved in this tragedy.

    The kingdom of Saudi Arabia never really was the place to be a favorite in the western hemisphere, and to be honest, how could you appreciate a nation that charges $70 or even more for something that is costing them below $10 to produce – and next brings you terrorists at the same time? Continue Reading…

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  • Best Way To Prepare for SAT

    The other day I received a question about SAT practice books — which I used and how I prepared for the test.

    Once you’ve taken it, you’ll have a good idea what to expect — what types of questions are on it, the typical time limits, and so forth. When you come back and take the test a second time, you’ll know much better what to expect and be far more prepared.

    Personally, I didn’t use any SAT books, I did some practice tests provided by the website mycareertools and  I took the practice tests there without buying a book. I studied and  I guess I got lucky with my test and I was happy enough with the score not to bother retaking the SAT. In the end, I didn’t buy any book, I just “winged” the test and that managed to work out.

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  • Newsmax.tv Lacey: Fears of Sharia Law Takeover in West

    Robert Lacey, who recently completed a second book about Saudi Arabia, says the country’s government consists largely of pro-Western moderates.

    “The moderates in Saudi Arabia would dearly love to push all the bearded extremists on to a boat and send them off into the sea,” Lacey told Newsmax.TV. His new book is “Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia.”

    Seventeen of the ministers in Saudi Arabia’s cabinet hold master’s degrees and Ph.D’s from American universities, Lacey said. Continue Reading…

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  • High School Life

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    high_lifeHigh school is no fun if you are always serious. In fact, it is much more enjoyable if you get into a little bit of trouble every once in awhile.

    That is why it is necessary for you to mess around every now and then. A little.

    Getting a detention is not the end of the world. If people look at you like one of those perfect students, you are not going to have many friends. In fact, you’ll probably get made fun of for being a dork.  It is fine if you put effort into your classes and everything, but you really need to mess around once in awhile. Continue Reading…