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With all the unemployment out there these days, I’ve been curious as to what the best career to go into would be.

One career that I’ve heard that nursing was on the rise. According to Yahoo, Recent projections from The U.S. Department of Labor show that nearly 600,000 new Registered Nursing jobs will be created by 2018. That’s right…nearly 600,000 new jobs!

I’ve always thought if I was a nurse, it would be neat to wear hospital uniform scrubs. Call me kooky, but it would make me feel cool. When I found out that now you can have custom made scrubs, It really made me want to check into it. Old hospital uniform scrubs used to be blue or green, but custom scrubs are colorful and bright!

So, if you are in the nursing field already, you should check them out!

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The economy right now has made interest rates at an all time low, which makes it a nice time to purchase a house at a reasonable rate. But, what if you are a veteran? You can take advantage of your benefits at a VA refinance rate.

What is a VA Loan?
According to Wikipedia, a VA Loan is a mortgage loan in the United States guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The loan may be issued by qualified lenders.
The VA loan was designed to offer long-term financing to eligible American veterans or their surviving spouses (provided they do not remarry). The basic intention of the VA direct home loan program is to supply home financing to eligible veterans in areas where private financing is not generally available and to help veterans purchase properties with no down payment. Eligible areas are designated by the VA as housing credit shortage areas and are generally rural areas and small cities and towns not near metropolitan or commuting areas of large cities. explains everything you need to help you qualify for a VA loan, even about DD-214 forms. It’s an easy process and one that you should take advantage of it you are a Veteran!

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When I went through the teen years with my oldest daughter, we had our share of teen drama and I always thought that things would be much easier when my son reached the hormonal years. Boy, was I wrong.

It all happened so fast, I didn’t know what hit me. It was like one day he went to bed a happy and caring little boy, and woke up a grumpy I-hate-the-world teenager. He’s been stressing me out for the past couple of months with his mood swings. One second he’s happy, the next, he’s ready to bite my head off. I’m afraid to even have a conversation with him, for fear of what personality will jump out of my little male Cybil.

This was a conversation we had the other day…

Me: “So, what classes are you taking this semester?”

Jo: “Grumble, grumble, grumble…”

Me: “Um, what?”


Me: What the heck??

He won’t tell me a thing that’s going on in his life and it drives me crazy. I just get ‘I don’t know’ as an answer. How in the heck do you get in a teenage boy’s head? I’m about ready to send him to a head doctor and sneak a tape recorder in the room. I so want my little five year old back-the sweet and caring little boy who loved his mom.

God help me if I survive to deal with when my youngest turns into a teen…

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I just got a new printer for business and I finally went through my black ink. I’ve been looking for a replacement cartridge and oh my gosh, ink is expensive! I really wanted to find cheap ink.

I couldn’t believe inkjet cartridges can be so frustrating to find also. My brand of printers ink had been discontinued already! So I need to find a compatible ink for the printer ink now. I’m also used to having just two cartridge, now I have six to change-ouch!!

Another option is to refill the ink cartridge. What do you do when you need an ink cartridge changed?


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