Making healthy choices is crucial to managing your blood glucose levels. Along with physical activity (and medication, if prescribed), healthy food choices are essential. A smart meal plan will not only aid in the success of living with Diabetes but overall health. The risk of heart disease, hypertension, high cholesterol, and cancers are also significantly reduced by following a healthy diet. Continue reading
Dallas enjoys a special relationship with Chanel. This relationship elevated Chanel to an eternal guest of honor of Dallas. This fashion love affair started back in 1957 in the context of the launch of the Dallas-Dijon twinning. Today more than ever, the spirit of the double initial C brand founder, endures in Dallas.
Filtered selfies are the easy answer to the question what is Snapchat? Addressing every app with the umbrella term ‘social media’ doesn’t makes you understand the uniqueness of each platform. The way you interact varies per app as each one holds its own personality, culture, and reason to unlock. Continue reading
Five Breakfast Diners to Try in Dallas
One of my guilty pleasures is enjoying a traditional American breakfast. A large breakfast with pancakes, eggs, bacon and hash browns to be exact. While I love Dallas’ brunch scene, sometimes all you want is a casual, no-fuss atmosphere to enjoy your delicious meal. Here are five breakfast diners to try in Dallas. Continue reading
Addison, Texas, in North Dallas, is a tiny town of 15,800. The 230 restaurants in Addison average one for every 70 residents. This high density brings visitors looking for a central location with many dining options.
100,000+ workers commute to Addison each day. Most dine in the 230 restaurants in Addison. In addition, tens of thousands from the Dallas-Fort Worth area for whom Addison is a favorite dining stop. As a result, Addison’s restaurants thrive year after year. Continue reading
In a world where finding your life partner can be as easy as swiping left or right, lasting relationships elude many. Conflict is normal in relationships, but using an effective conflict resolution approach like the Speak and Listen for Lasting Love Relationships approach is essential for making relationships last. A couple’s incompatible value systems, life stresses, and one partner’s dietary needs for the week can cause the simple question “what’s for dinner?” to erupt into major warfare. Continue reading
Here we go again. Here comes hurricane season. That time of year when people start looking forward to summer vacations and others start watching the waters around the United States. This week is the start of hurricane season in the United States and the beginning of insurance companies beginning to pray for peace and quiet. Continue reading
You probably already know about all the SUP and boat activities in the DFW area – but Hoewa’a Dallas Outrigger Canoe Club is taking it to the waters of Lake Grapevine in the name of Hawaiian culture! The fun of Hawaiian outrigger canoeing can be seen and felt as soon as you approach the dock. For the past 10 years this North Texas sports club has paddled, raced, and had a blast doing it all over Texas! Continue reading
Looking for unique free weekend activities in Dallas-Fort Worth? Well, here’s a list you want to check out.
You have tried plenty of bars and all kinds of martinis and margaritas. You are a little bored. Additionally, you don’t want to break the bank this weekend and you are running out of options for exclusive enjoyable moments. To make matters worse, you are on a budget. Is there any fun and free weekend activities in Dallas-Fort Worth to enjoy? Continue reading
YEA World Google for Education features and benefits
YEA World Google for Education utilizes Classroom as the free suite of productivity tools that includes email, documents, and storage. Classroom was designed collaboratively with teachers to help them save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students.
The YEA World AfterSchool Google Expeditions is a virtual-reality teaching tool. Take Field Trips to virtually anywhere from Machu Picchu to Antarctica to the International Space Station. Explore career options by viewing the life in a day of fireman to microbiologist to astronauts. The experiences from the YEA World Google AfterSchool Google Expeditions will be mapped through all of the components of the YEA World Expeditions Pilot.
Google Expeditions by Category
YEA World AfterSchool Google Expeditions will use the Goldie Hawn Foundation Mindup Program will be used for Mindfulness Training. When Goldie Hawn was a little girl, she was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up. She replied
“I want to be happy”. Her interest in happiness never dwindled. As an adult her dream was to bring happiness to children. She brought together a team of neuroscientists, doctors, educators, and positive psychologists to study happiness. They created a curriculum and foundation called Mind Up . They use practices that are evidence based and backed by neurological research. The Mind Up curriculum teaches children how to quiet their mind, relax, reduce stress, develop pro-social behaviors, and learn about the brain to better understand human behavior. Optimistic classrooms that have a sense of hopefulness and joy are becoming an actuality because of her vision.
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YEA World AfterSchool Google Expeditions will use the Mind Mapping for KIDS program.
Discover and Live Your Bliss
YEA World AfterSchool Google Expeditions will use the Joseph Campbell advise for young people struggling to find their way “Follow Your Bliss)
Joseph Campbell stayed at the George Lucas Sky Ranch during the filming of Star Wars movie. It is purported that Campbell may have been of “Use the Force, Luke. Use the Force.” The PBS series The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers was filmed at Sky Ranch
In a global and digital world, a sister city relationship also known as “twinning” may seem outdated. Guess what, it does matters because it puts cultural understanding and mutual respect at the center. Despite their differences, the people of the world come together into “One Community.” This is the advent of the “Citizen Diplomacy.”
Drinking is overrated. But what alcohol-free activities in DFW is there to enjoy?
You have stopped drinking. Now what? What alcohol-free activities in DFW is there to enjoy? How do you stay off the alcohol binge? How will you spend your weekend, not to mention Sunday brunch? The good news is there is a lot of fun things to do that can benefit you (no pun intended) and not actually affect you. Continue reading
Does advertising creative drive sales? Indeed it does, according to two recent studies that have electrified the industry. The findings are significant:
- Highly creative ads show double the sales impact of those that are less creative.
- Advertising creative drives sales 5x as much as media spend.
YEA World AfterSchool Pilot tests the latest technologies
Typically, AfterSchool programs are equipped with “hand me down” computers from organizations updating their own computer infrastructure. This does give access to the internet and hands on use of a computer. However, this approach does not give students access to the latest technologies and further reinforces the image of being a second class citizen. The YEA World AfterSchool Pilot brings the latest in technology. Much of which is not yet available in the schools or society at large. The objective is to instill a sense of personal pride and develop the belief that “I Can Go Anywhere I Want to Go and I can do Anything I Want to Do. My Vehicle is Education”
H.I.S. BridgeBuilders has been selected as the initial YEA World AfterSchool Pilot.
Key Technologies and Products
Google Expeditions is a virtual-reality teaching tool. Take Field Trips to virtually anywhere from Machu Picchu to Antarctica to the International Space Station. Explore career options by viewing the life in a day of fireman to microbiologist to astronauts. Google Expeditions brings excitement and engagement to students in the YEA World AfterSchool Pilot.
GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION
Google classroom is the control center assignments are created, distributed, feedback is sent and the teacher can see everything instantly, paperless and almost effortlessly. The Google Classroom provides the key integration feature of the YEA World AfterSchool Pilot.
Google Chromebooks have revolutionized education not only in the US but world wide. In the US, 58% of classroom computers are Chromebooks. Consistent with he philosophy of YEA World AfterSchool Pilot Chromebooks with the latest technology have been selected. The ACER Chromebook R11 features a touch screen and convertible from a laptop to a tablet. The ability to install Android Apps directly to the Chromebooks opens a whole new world to the Chromebook.
Snapchat has become the preferred social media application for the under 30 age group. The ability to install the Snapchat App with the Android Apps directly to the Chromebook allows this to become the standard Social Media choice for YEA AfterSchool Pilot without the requirement for an expensive Smartphone.
Snapchat Spectacles allow the wearer to do a 10 second video and send to Snap Friends.
360 Degree VR Camera with Dual Spherical Lens
Dual Spherical Lens provide 360 degree view for both horizontal and vertical visual angle. Video recording (960P @30fps) up to 2 hours, video format of .MOV & converted video format is .mp4). Image (3008*1504/JPG)
Check the live view on the smartphone or choose VR Mode for more fun. Free Apps (SYVR360) available on [Google play] or [App store];
Built-in Wi-Fi allows wirelessly transfer files between smartphone and camera
DISCOVER and LIVE YOUR BLISS
This section will be fleshed out as experience is gained in the Google Expeditions portion of the YEA World Pilot. Will include the Joseph Campbell Foundation Follow Your Bliss
The Journey Begins
The weather needs respect around Dallas, when on August 2, 1985, Delta Flight 191 crashes on final approach because of wind shear from a severe thunderstorm. The media covered the story for days and a 12-year-old just moving to Dallas had his life changed forever. Continue reading
An awesome social media customer service team makes customers feel valued, heard and understood. They do this while engaging to answer questions, resolve issues and build relationships. Make the strategy you developed following the steps in, How to Build an Awesome Social Media Customer Service Program: Part 1 Philosophy and Approach, work by recruiting and onboarding a team that executes well.