There are some people who grow up wanting to be lawyers. There are other people who attend school for something else and then realize they want to go to law school. There are those who go to college and then travel the world or become ski bums for a few years before going to law school. There are even others who may attend a trial and decide that arguing for a cause suits them best. Then there are those like my friend Sally. law firm SEO

Sally is super smart but can come across to those who don’t know her as a little flighty. She went to school for business marketing, although did not really know what she wanted to do with her career post-graduation. She figured marketing suited her well because she is a dynamic person who easily makes friends with everyone she meets. She graduated and got a marketing job with a law firm. She held that job for a few years but it didn’t feel like the right fit for her. She loved it and enjoyed marketing as well as learning legal terminology along the way but wasn’t in front of people enough to suit her needs.

Then one day, she watched a movie about a girl who went to school for fashion design but got dumped by her boyfriend. The girl in the movie followed her ex-boyfriend from California to Harvard to attend law school to try and win him back. The girl in the movie did this by attending the same law school as her ex-boyfriend. It highlighted her ability to adapt and thrive within a field that she had never previously considered before. The girl in the movie graduated with flying colors. She was a successful lawyer. She was Reese Witherspoon’s role as Elle Woods in the movie Legally Blonde. She was also a bit flighty.

My friend Sally could relate to this character. She was also already working for a law firm as their SEO specialist. Although a great job and position, she decided to follow the spirit of Elle Woods from the movie and applied to law school. She got in and worked hard. Whenever she was feeling stressed or defeated, she watched the movie that inspired her new career decision. She graduated with flying colors. Sally found her niche in litigation and loved attending trials. She worked for the firm that she had previously done marketing for. The firm hired a company to design their law firm’s website and feature their attorneys and cases on separate pages.

Sally was the first attorney featured on her own page. She had lists of all her trials and cases to show her success. She was especially successful in front of a jury as she knew how to talk to the jury and how to relate to each and every juror, whether through a story or simply a smile. Although always a savvy and well-spoken woman, she still accredited her success and drive to the movie that sparked her interested in becoming a lawyer. She was grateful for Reese Witherspoon’s character, Elle Woods, and the motivation and drive that made Sally’s career what it is today.

Joy Nalywalko

The allure of the kitchen has certainly made a comeback in recent years. Whether it is because the goal of many millennials to become self sustaining in terms of food production or simply because kitchen technology has improved, moving towards a brave new world in kitchen appliances and tools is becoming increasingly important to many people when selecting a new home or deciding on which area of an existing home to remodel. This is understandable as the kitchen is one of the most important parts of the home. In the earliest days of humankind, the hearth of the home was a gathering place. It was where people kept warm and where they gathered together to eat and share stories. This has long since been a big part of the way we live as a culture, and making the best choices in terms of kitchen remodeling can have a big impact on the way that your kitchen becomes- or doesn’t become- a gathering place in your home.

One way that technology is helping kitchens move into the 21st century in order to better serve the goals of creating the kitchen as a community space is through new appliances and space saving functions. By creating appliances that are more functional as well as utilizing space efficiency to make kitchens more user friendly, new trends in kitchen designs make it easier to use your kitchen efficiently without losing sight of the important things: what the kitchen manages to bring together. When the right dynamics are in play- including the design of the appliances present- the kitchen is really able to shine as a space that meets people’s needs, both physical and emotional.

The appliances that are really leading the way in making this happen are the key to a powerful kitchen remodeling job. This can include appliances that are built into the walls and structure of the kitchen as well as additional countertop appliances. For example, building your coffee station into the wall of your kitchen like a microwave oven often is is a great way to save counter space while also adding to the futuristic and minimalist look that has become so popular. Indeed, a new twist on retro styles is also a great way to make your kitchen really pop. Retro kitchen appliances that come in bright colors like orange, cobalt blue, and yellow can really add something to the way your kitchen looks. Incorporating these bright bursts into your kitchen design plan is a great way to bring your kitchen up to speed in style, or design your kitchen with a darker look and add the counter top appliances to contrast! Computerized appliances are also giving homes the Jetson-feel when remodeling happens. Whether it is a smart machine, a multifunctional appliance, or an interactive gadget of another kind, getting your design team to work with computerized appliances is a powerful way to give your home a makeover that will also make your life easier! Keep in the end goal, no matter what design trend you decide will work best for your kitchen remodeling job.


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Caroline Yates

Hardwood flooring makes any home feel rejuvenated , not to mention it increases the value of the property! This project has been classified as advanced by some, but mostly because you have to get it right the first time, otherwise you have to backtrack the whole floor to fix a spot that doesn’t line up. So, Mr. Fix-it, are you ready to get started?

Before you being the hardwood floor installation, you need to prepare the subfloor. There are many helpful videos, like this one, that will help you get the subfloor prepared for your hardwood flooring installation.

Materials you will need include the actual hardwood planks themselves, matching molding for the edges, wood putty, pneumatic flooring nailer which you can rent from Home Depot or Lowes if you do not own one, drill and drill bits, hammer and nails, circular saw, pry bar, spacers, pencil, tape measure, dead blow hammer and nylon tapping block, and a utility knife. You will also want to have safety goggles, a dust mask and knee pads. Trust me on the knee pads, you will spend 98% of the time installing a floor kneeling on the floor.

Bring the wood planks into the room so that they can adjust to the temperature and humidity levels in that room. Let them adapt for about 72 hours, this will prevent the wood from warping once you’ve nailed it down. Discard any warped materials, they are useless. Prior to bringing those planks in, the sub floor should be prepped with the carpet and baseboards removed, the floor leveled, and underlament installed. You will want to mark your guidelines by running string from one end of the room to the other so you can make sure along the way that your installation is straight.

Place your first piece (ideally the straightest piece you have) along the guideline and put spacers between the plank and the wall. The first piece will need to be nailed down and it is important that it be straight because it will set the pace for the whole room. No pressure. Pre-drill holes for the nails in these boards so you don’t split the boards. Hammer nails into the drilled holes that you made about every 6 inches along the plank. Use a tool to hammer the nail below the wood surface and fill those holes in with wood filler or putty later.

Lay the second row so that tongue of the first piece fits into the second piece, and use the tapping block to ensure that they are thoroughly connected. Make sure that the end of the second piece is at least six inches away from the end of the first piece. This will set the staggering for the remainder of the project. Nail the second piece in the same way you did the first – you can go back and putty everything at the end so don’t worry about filling it in as you go. Once you have installed 2-4 rows you should be able to use the blind nailer which will speed up the process.

Make sure to use pieces from different boxes so you don’t end up with clusters of similar colors or wood grains. Once you have covered your area, install the transitions (the piece that segways from one room to the next). Remove the spacers from the walls and install the baseboards and shoe molding.

If you are not confident about embarking on this project on your own, do more research or call in a professional for help. 


If you are known to have a weakened immune system, there are ways that you can help your body so that you do not suffer severe complications with the seasonal flu virus.  The problem is that once you catch that virus it will be a very hard challenge to fight it off.  There will always be a risk for catching a flu virus, whether it is the seasonal flu or the pandemic flu.  People always think that being healthy will eliminate your risks from catching the flu virus.  It is exactly true that a healthy body and immune system will help keep you away from many serious diseases or viruses.  However, a flu virus is something like no other.  You can catch a flu virus even if you have a very healthy body and immune system.

The current numbers are showing the number of cases of the flu virus are on the flu maps and virus maps in the United States.  Currently there are on average for a death toll of those individuals who have passed away due to the pandemic flu are determined to be high.  The reason for this is because one of the previous pandemic flu outbreaks in the United Sates according to the virus surveillance maps, were about 700,000 deaths.  This number is very high which provides you with a good perspective of how serious of an illness this can be for your community.

Based on the outlook on the virus maps for the seasonal flu, the risk is not nearly as high as the pandemic flu.  Granted, the seasonal flu happens every year so some people may look at it and think in the end it adds up to being almost just as bad as the pandemic flu because you can get it once a year.  The seasonal flu has caused anywhere from 4,000 to about 59,000 deaths each season.  These numbers are based on the death toll in the United Sates that were prevalent on the virus map.

The flu virus surveillance map has shown that there a lot of risks for any type of flu virus.  This goes for any illness as well.  There are always risks when it comes to a virus or an illness because no one wants to be exposed to them.  One exposure to a virus or disease could be all that it would take for you to catch the sickness.  If you do happen to become exposed to any of the two different types of flu then you should be aware of what the symptoms are so that you can appropriately treat yourself.

A seasonal flu symptom may be things such as a high fever, muscle discomfort or any of the common cold symptoms.  This is what can get confusing because you may think that you have a common cold but in reality you have something that is much more serious.  If you are ever exposed to a pandemic flu virus then you will be much sicker than you would be with just a case of the seasonal flu virus.

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Mackenzie Putez
  1. Incorporate some kind of snack or beverage into your presentation. For many small companies that are working big events, giving free food to huge number of people all the time is not financially possible; however you could offer free snacks or drink to people every 30 minutes with each presentation that you give. If you are going to an outdoor event center, firing up the grill will be the perfect thing to win you attention from passing clients and to get your product noticed as people linger around, waiting for the food to come off the grill. If your even is going to take place in an indoor  trade center then you can have premade sandwiches placed out on trays for the passing people along with invitations for a brief demonstration of products or services. Even if you are not planning to offer food at your event booth, you should still always keep some beverages around that you can offer to clients as they stop by to have a look at what you are offering. Having something to eat or drink in your area will make your clients feel like real VIP visitors.
  2. Hire promoters to go out into the crowd and spread the word about your booth. Having promoters help people to hear about your company at an event center trade show is more affordable than you think. There are two types of promoters; models, which we have all seen at the event centers when car or sports companies are exhibiting their latest, and formal promoters, who are formally dressed men and women who are trained in attracting people to an area by offering flyers and talking about what products their company offers. Naturally, hiring models to work your event can be pretty pricey, but having a young business student who is trying to make a few extra bucks for school come out, can be as cheap as 50 dollars a day and you’ll get results. The key to success through promoters at an event is that they go out and visit parts of the event center where people might be more or less in place. The promoters bring in business from all over the center by creating a sort of web to attract different folks.
  3. Last but certainly not least is though an intelligent and eye catching trade show display. Having a design that makes your booth stand out from all the ones around it is essential to your success at a large trade show. Bright colors, lights and smart, provocative designs and graphics are a few of the ways that booth design brings in potential buyers to your area. Generally, when you rent a booth you are in a row of a dozen or more booths of the exact same size and it is up to you after that to make your booth special amongst all the rest. specializes in helping companies design a great looking booth for events. IGE group has a lot of history making event center booths special and they can do it for you.
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Sonny Andrew

Simplicity can be considered as the most important principle that web designers should remember when creating company websites.  Simple web designs convey the information from the business to its consumers more clearly and effectively. Another advantage is that it helps your consumers find important information within the website more quickly.  Lastly, it avoids confusion to your online visitors when they navigate from one web page to another.

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There are a handful of other reasons why getting a simple web design for a website is a win-win for every company who wishes to excel in the online marketing and advertising platform.  Most business experts agree that the lesser time you spent in finishing your work translates to increased productivity, enhanced efficiency, and more profit.  That is why it of utmost importance to simplify not just the web designs, but also the navigation of your company websites.

The world of locksmith marketing is very unique compared to other industries.  The industry just recently adapted to the online advertising platform and still has a long way to go before perfecting their websites.  Another element in website creation is locksmith SEO, which helps your company get found easily on search engine results.  Expert web designers listed 5 ways to keep your locksmith web design as simple as possible:

The most important step in creating a simple web design is to focus more on the essential elements of your website.  Companies new to the online advertising platform tend to cramp up all information on the web pages of their website. They put handful of images, videos, sound effects, and pop up elements which may confuse a lot of website visitors.  They simply lost track on the main focus of their website and see all other unnecessary things as important elements.

A very good way to achieved focus is by creating an engagement map of the company to clearly identify what the company can offer to the consumers. This way, the focus will be more specific and direct paving way for a simpler content and more direct images.

The second most important step is to reduce the number of your web pages.  Trimming down the number of your web pages brings more emphasis to important and relevant content within your web pages. It also helps your website visitors focus more on the important things rather than wander through the web pages that contains unnecessary information.  Having lesser web pages also translates to lesser navigational menus that is usually placed on top of the web pages to promote easy navigation.  This avoids confusion on the part of the consumers and makes your website more inviting and friendly to possible website visitors.  Additionally, lesser web pages mean faster loading times for your entire website which increases its efficiency.

Placing relevant content above the fold is the third step in creating a simple web design.  Research has shown that a majority of online consumers focus more on the area above the fold.  This area can be bluntly described as the area of the screen that shows up without scrolling down. Placing relevant content or information on the upper fold of your web pages must be a top priority in order to relay important matters to your consumers.

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Emi most people think of garage door repairs, they think of replacing the machine that is in charge of the process, the garage door opener.  Although this is a common area of repair for garage doors, there are numerous other areas that are just as common, if not more so.  For the sake of helping people out who are struggling with a non-functioning garage door, here is a list of the top ten most common garage door repairs.

1.  Garage door opener.  As was stated above, a garage door will not function properly if the garage door opener is broken.  There are numerous reasons why this could be so, ranging from it being incredibly old to there being a wiring issue.  Fixing this often fixes the entire garage door.

2.  An issue with the remote control.  Many garage doors built today no longer have the handle on them.  They are simply opened by using a remote that triggers the garage door opener.  However, much like television remotes, sometimes they break down, causing the garage door to stay closed.

3.  No batteries in the remote.  This one may seem silly, but often simply replacing the batteries in the remote control will get the garage door working smoothly again.  Alas…

4.  The springs are rusty.  The springs work to help the garage door slide open when it is triggered to do so.  However, water and time can cause the springs to gain a significant amount of rust on them.  If this happens, they will not function properly, which means the garage door will not open smoothly.  Any garage door service company can resolve the issue quickly by either lubricating or replacing them.

5.  An issue with the rollers.  If you have ever looked closely at a garage door, you will have realized that they run on rollers that slide the garage door up and down.  If one of these breaks, the garage doors will not open properly.  They can typically be fixed or replaced with little money.

6.  The cables are broken.  Similar to the springs, the cables connect the garage door to the rollers.  If they are old, broken, or worn down, they will decrease the functionality of the garage door greatly.

7.  Panel issue.  If some of the panels on the garage door are broken, the door could catch when it is being raised.  These typically need to be replaced in such an instance.

8.  No power.  If the garage door opener loses power for some reason, the garage door will no longer work.  Checking out the electrical work in the house is the best way to resolve the issue.

9.  Sensor issue.  Many garage doors come with sensors on the ground.  If something is blocking them, or they have been skewed slightly, the garage door will not close.  Garage door repair companies are typically not needed in this situation.  Simply turn the sensors back to their original position and the door should open fine.

10.  It came off the track.  Sometimes everything is fine with the rollers other than they are not on track.  Slide the garage door over slightly and it will be fixed.

lincoln Deffenbaugh

For many people who are hoping of owning a home, bad credit home loans are the best option available.  They allow people with lower credit scores and less money in the bank to still gain approval for home loans.  These home loans can come with a lower interest rate, lower down payment requirement, and lower closing costs, making home owning more affordable than it has been in decades.  The reasons for people wanting to own a home are numerous.  People might want to own a home so they have more room for their family, more of a backyard for themselves and their pets, so they don’t have to deal with a landlord anymore, and more.  However, one of the most important reasons people should look to own a home is that it might actually save them money from month to month. many people, rent is the worst bill that they have to pay every month.  It means you are paying to rent out a portion of a house, a house itself, or an apartment complex, but that you don’t actually own it.  Along with renting comes having to pay down deposits, security deposits, and potentially even more money at the end if anything on the property happened to get damaged while you were living there.  Sometimes, problems with the property might not even be your fault, but you still end up being legally bound to paying for them.  Also, some landlords don’t take care of the properties they rent, which makes problems with the property more numerous.  You may have to have someone come by once a month to fix plumbing issues, and in the meantime you are forced to shower at the gym you work out at.  In any instance, renting is not a very pleasurable experience.

On top of all that extra money, your rent could end up being significantly higher than your mortgage payment.  This is probably true for many people you know.  And rent is just throwing money down the drain, because you aren’t paying anything off.  When you get a house, even with home loans for bad credit, your mortgage will be less than your rent in most cases.  The great thing about home loans for people with bad credit is that they eliminate the excuse many people have, which is that they can’t purchase a home because of their bad credit.  Home loans for people with bad credit are available, and they can help you get out of your situation of always having to rent properties and throwing money down the drain.  All over the country, people with bad credit are purchasing homes.  Along with purchasing a home and saving money on rent, people are also able to gain a sense of self respect and stability that may have been missing before.  When you are renting a property, you can never be sure how long you will be able to rent it, and at what cost.  But when you get a 15, 20, or 30 year loan, you can be sure about your bills in the future.  You’ll know what your mortgage payment will be until the house is payed off, and then you don’t have any bills for housing each month at all.

lincoln Deffenbaugh

Pipe fabrication is one of the leading job creators in some of the traditional steel strongholds across the United States. For years, companies have been able to make American made pipes and ship them across the world promoting American made goods to almost every nation in the world. Since we began to do this in the 19th century, American manufacturing has been at the top of the list in terms of quality and want. Fast forward to today, there are still a large number of companies that rely on the products that are put forth by American companies. Many of these companies are producing steel and other products, while others are producing some of the textiles that make up our clothes. You may think that I am wrong, but much of the cotton that is used in tshirts is actually from Virginia. Nevertheless, the reason why I am bringing up industrial construction companies is the fact that many of the items that they are producing are being put into a new building that is being constructed in the Curtis Park neighborhood in Denver.

pipe fabricatorsThis building will have many of the new and great amenities that you expect from a new building being constructed in this time period. One of the things that I am personally looking forward to is the opportunity to grow this building into something that can actually impact the neighborhood. For many years, this neighborhood has kind of laid just to the north of downtown and had many misfortunes. As a result, I would be looking toward developing a new understanding with new opportunities for the people that are living there. One of the best ways that anyone knows how to do that is by opening up a community building in which people can access necessary services and get all of their needs addressed. I look forward to the day when we do not have to think about offering nonprofit services to those in need because there are not people in need. Nevertheless, right now one of the biggest things that the construction industry in Denver needs to focus on is the development of better infrastructure in the city. As a Denver native, I know that much of the city was planned for significantly less people. With all of the population changes that have occurred through the years would be great except for the fact that the city was not at all prepared for the changes.

To counteract many of these changes, the city is hiring pipe fabricators to redo all of the piping in the city. The aim of this is to ensure that more and more people can move here without overtaking the sewage and water systems as we know it. We know that it could get to be pretty bad if all of these people start to overuse the system. As a result, I think that we should also be looking to hire some of the bolt torquing services that are available, so that they can tighten the latches.

office chairsRegardless of how much you like or hate your job, your office is a place where you spend a lot of your time. If forty hours per week is your average work week, that means that you spend up to one hundred and sixty hours per month in your office, and up to almost two thousand hours each year. That is a lot of hours. With a place where you spend so much of your time it is important to make sure that that space is comfortable and reflects your style, as well as meets your needs. We do not often think about our office spaces when it comes to decorating. Interior design is usually associated with our homes, not our work places. However, when we spend so much time at work and in the office it is important to put some time and energy in to decorating our office spaces. We are not talking about going to some chain office supply store to choose from their five options of office chairs, and six options for desks. In fact, 180 Office Solutions is an office supply company that has a gigantic inventory.

180 Office Solutions has been providing office furniture options to the Austin, Texas area for more than seven years. They consider themselves to be a one stop shop for all of your office furniture needs. They understand that you want your office space to be a comfortable and functional reflection of your style. Their knowledgable staff can help you to find the perfect office chairs or desks to fit your space and your budget. If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for on 180 Office Solution’s website, not to worry, their staff can help you to find exactly what you need. Take note that their website is not an online store, it is more like a catalog of the products that they carry. Still, not everything is listed on the website and if you can’t find what you need on the website, just give them a call.

We are not only talking about office chairs and desks at 180 Office Solutions. They offer a wide range of office furniture from office chairs and desks, to waiting room furniture and filing cabinets and storage. 180 Office Solutions can work with any size or shape of office too. If you have an uniquely shaped office or an extra small office space, 180 Office Solutions can help you to find the office furniture that best fits your space and efficiently uses the space that you have. 180 Office Solutions carries many of the top office furniture brands and many different options to fit any budget. Additionally, 180 Office Solutions buys and sells used office furniture from time to time. If you are moving office spaces and are wondering how your current office furniture will fit in to your new office space, 180 Office Solutions can help with that as well. Just send them the measurements for the furniture and the measurements for the new office space and they can find a furniture configuration that best fits your new space.

Amanda Friese