Saturday, July 31, 2021

There's No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

December 29, 2007

We have lived in this house for about 9 years now and it is still very basic. The curtains that we bought for the house are still gracing our windows, the dining room table used to be a Staples banquet table and now it is a beautiful hand-me-down from our friends the Oz’s. The living room furniture used to be two chairs from our deck and now we have a couch but really not much else has been added in the way of furniture until now….

My husband asked me to sell something for him on EBay last week. I sold it for $350.00 and he was nice enough to tell me I could use the money for anything I want. Originally I was going to apply it to my credit card. Whose doesn’t go up around the holidays? Then I decided that perhaps I should get a new comforter for our bed. It has been 10 years since we had a new one but what could I do with the reminder?

But then…. I spotted this on JC Penny’s site and fell in love with the beachy look of it. The best part was that I had money, it is on sale and they are offering free shipping over $99.00. Could the moons be any more aligned? It is meant to be I just knew it.

I told myself that I would sleep on it and if I still wanted it in the morning I would order it. The next morning I measured again to make sure it was possible for my no wall living space. Where would I put it?

My sister-in-law was over with my nieces and I showed her. She loved it and told me I should order it. I told her that I was thinking about it but where would I put it and her brother/my Teach would probably have a fit because I was bringing more stuff into our house. He has a thing about too much stuff. Not much here but he hates stuff. Mostly he hates my stuff but that is for another post. Because this is supposed to be a nice post.

Today I emailed a picture to Bek  who also liked it.  The Teach came home early and I really wanted to know what he thought. I needed his opinion. He lives here too and he should have some say into what I bring in right? (To T, D, SR, I already know what you would say here).
I showed him a picture and he said without looking; “go ahead it’s your money get whatever you want”.

Ok, typical but I need to know if he likes it. So I leave the screen of my computer up and walk away thinking and also knowing him I know that he will eventually want to look at it but not show me that he cares. I see him look, he walks over to the wall in the kitchen, looks at it, looks at the dining room wall, then says, “go ahead order it and we’ll figure it out when it gets here. Wooot! I am psyched and can’t wait for it to get here. I am so excited to have something beside a couch, rocking chair, TV and dining room table and chairs in these rooms. It will finally look like a grown up home and not like a dorm room.

Thanks for the money honey and for the go ahead! You rock!

Does Active PK Work? I Can't Wait To Find Out!


Intermittent fasting has become one of the most popular ways to lose extra pounds and burn excess body fat and I have been doing this for a year now. I started last July. It took me about 2 weeks to get use to skipping breakfast as that was something I have eaten since I was a kid. My boss tried it and lost 30 pounds and has kept it off by sticking to it. We are years apart where she is in her 30s I am in my 50s. It hasn't worked for me as it did for her.  I definitely feel more energetic and better but I can't tell you I have lost pounds. I have friends who tell me I look like I have lost weight but my clothes tell me differently. Maybe the weight is just distributed differently because I hear it often. Not a bad thing to hear when you are trying to lose but since I don't get in scales It would be hard to know. I have to go by my clothes and there is no difference. I have not gone done a size but I think as long as I feel good, that is a good thing. 

The goal of fasting is to send cells into autophagy but skipping meals isn’t the only way to boost this natural process. LCR Health designed Active-PK with two of the most powerful AMPK-boosting compounds, Berberine and Gynostemma leaf extract, to help reduce belly fat, boost natural energy and reduce cravings. Active-PK has no caffeine, no synthetic additives, no dairy and is in vegetarian capsules.

I have been using Active-PK for a little under a month. This is what I can tell you.

After taking Active-PK I have feel less hungry during my 16 hour fast.  I definitely have energy, don't mind taking the two recommended pills every day and believe their website to be informative. 

Praying that it does work and that the difference in my body is more noticeable to me. I will report back.

Here is how it works (from the LCR Health website)

How does Active-PK™ work?

This formula contains 2 of the most powerful AMPK-boosting compounds ever discovered — Berberine and Gynostemma. These plant extracts are proven to help your body trim abdominal fat, boost your endurance, and “crank up” your metabolism by maintaining healthy AMPK production.123

Active-PK™ also harnesses the power of Quercetin — the AMPK-kickstarter that makes superfood “super” — to help support high energy levels, optimized brain function, and a slim waistline.456

It is really hard to say if it is working as far as reducing my belly fat I wish I could say it is. I do not eat a lot but at almost 55 it is really hard to lose weight.  

I will continue for another two months as it is recommended that you order a three month supply. The only down side to this weight loss program is that the bottles are expensive. HOWEVER it it works, it is worth it. 

Every morning I take 2 Active PK Supplements when I wake. I start eating for the day about 10:30 AM and end at 6:30 PM not eating again until the next day at 10:30.  You can do any 8 hour window you choose, make it work for your schedule. It's is easy to do and doesn't take long to get in the groove. I wish you luck. 

For more information on LCR Health and Active PK visit their website. 

What is the Difference Between Drug Addiction and Drug Abuse?

The many terms used to describe substance abuse disorders and addiction can be confusing for many people. Terms such as drug abuse and addiction are commonly used interchangeably. As much as the aim is to communicate a specific message about substance use and its effects, there are noticeable differences that you should know. Certain variables differentiate drug addiction from drug abuse that you should seek to know and understand. 

Drug Abuse

When describing a milder form of harmful drug use, the best term to use is drug abuse. With drug abuse, there is always an association with the impacts and effects that come along. The best definition of drug abuse is the long-term use of controlled drugs that can harm a person’s health and affect their family and the community. 

Experiences that Suggest Drug Abuse

  • Constant legal issues caused by substance use
  • Physical damage or infliction of pain or discomfort to anyone else by a person under the influence of unspecified drugs or substances
  • Failure to meet requirements and executing tasks at home, workplace, or school by a person who is usually capable
  • Continued use of drugs, even with the understanding of its effects and impacts on the people around you. 

Effects of Drug Abuse

As much as people argue the effects of drug abuse are not as harmful as addiction, there are still several negative impacts that come with it. As much as drug abuse can be short-term, its effects can be progressive, especially where control measures are not in place. It is through drug abuse that one develops addictions. There are still social, financial, and health implications that come with drug abuse. Drug abuse changes a person’s attitude and view of the world around them. It also leads to poor decision-making, impaired judgment, lower inhibitions, and an increased risk of contracting infectious diseases and other health issues.

Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is far more severe than drug abuse. An individual develops a chronic disease accompanied by a physical, emotional, and psychological need for drugs and substances with addiction. With addiction, the body develops tolerance to specific drugs and dictates you provide more of the substances with the same effect. 

Characteristics of Drug Addiction

  • Continued use of a specific drug or substance despite the negative consequences and impacts on the people around you
  • You experience severe or life-threatening withdrawal symptoms when you stop drug use abruptly.
  • The feeling of weariness and helplessness every time you try to stop using drugs.
  • Lower performance and productivity levels.
  • Frequent relapse

Effects of Addiction

The effects of addiction are widespread and expose drug users and the people around them to dangers. An addict is susceptible to mental and physical health issues that can get worse as time goes by. The effects of addiction are long-term, making them a concern. The best way to handle addiction and avoid related consequences is through seeking professional medical help from rehab and addiction treatment centers.

Addiction has harmful effects on an individual's mental health and can lead to depression, anxiety, paranoia, and psychosis. These mental health issues can take a big toll on the recovery efforts if not properly addressed.

Addiction can also have irreversible effects on individual physical health. The effects can be irreversible with the harm that addiction has to an individual’s liver, heart, kidneys, and lungs. Addicts can experience kidney failure, liver failure, collapsed veins, respiratory problems, cancer, stroke, HIV/AIDS, or heart attack. When you visit, you will learn more about the health effects of addiction on a person.

As much as some variables differentiate drug abuse and addiction, their impacts are harmful to everyone in the community. Finding ways to handle drug users and addicts and mitigate these effects is the best decision that one can make. With the availability of treatment in rehab facilities, taking care of such a situation becomes easier.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Back To School This Year: Provide Emotional Support!

 Back-to-School Survey: 39% of Teens Feel They Are Behind Educationally Due to the Pandemic; 34% Needing “Emotional Support” This Coming School Year


Junior Achievement Survey Also Shows Teens Needing Individual Attention from Teachers to Help with Learning


 Colorado Springs, CO – A new survey of teens conducted for Junior Achievement by the research firm ENGINE Insights shows that nearly 2-in-5 (39%) feel that they are behind educationally because of the pandemic. Of those, more than a third (37%) feel they are behind permanently. The survey also found that in addition to attending school in-person and interacting with other students and teachings, many teens (34%) need “emotional support” from teachers, parents, counselors, and other caring adults to help their “mental well-being,” as well as more individual attention from teachers (32%) to help with their learning. The 2021 survey of 1,003 13- to 17-year-olds was conducted by ENGINE Insights from July 8 through 13, 2021. 

“These results indicate that the pandemic may have a profound and long-term impact on today’s young people, not just academically, but emotionally,” said Jack E. Kosakowski, President & CEO of Junior Achievement USA. “It’s up to all of us, educators, parents, caregivers, counselors, mentors, and youth development professionals, to do what we can this school year and beyond to give young people the support they need.”

Other findings from the survey include:

  • A third of teens (34%) have concerns about attending school in-person this year, compared to two-thirds (66%) who have little to no concerns. 
  • COVID-19 impacted the way education was delivered for nearly all students. Most teens (56%) rated the quality of education during the pandemic as “fair/poor,” while the rest (44%) rated it as “excellent/very good/good.”
  • Teen interest in participating in online-only classes in the future was split down the middle, with nearly half interested (46%) and almost half not (48%).



This Youth CARAVAN survey was conducted by ENGINE INSIGHTS among a sample of 1,003 13-17-year-olds. This survey was live on July 8-13, 2021. 

Respondents for this survey were selected from among those who have volunteered to participate in online surveys and polls.  All sample surveys and polls may be subject to multiple sources of error, including, but not limited to sampling error, coverage error, error associated with nonresponse, error associated with question wording and response options, and post-survey weighting and adjustments. It is nationally representative with set quotas based on census data. The 1,003 completes are all who qualified and completed based on the demographic quota requirements. The MoE is +/- 3.1%.

About Junior Achievement USA® (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches more than 3 million students per year in 104 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.2 million students served by operations in 100 other countries worldwide. Junior Achievement USA is a member of JA Worldwide. Visit for more information.

Monday, July 26, 2021

What is Assisted Living Care?

 As people grow older, their independence becomes of more importance to them. Most seniors state that losing their independence is one of their biggest fears. Most seniors prefer living in their own homes for as long as possible, and it is reasonable. They love their independence, and moving to a nursing home means losing all that independence. 

But the sad reality is that as seniors age, there is an increasing need for more specialized care and assistance with their activities of daily living (ADLs). One of every five seniors above 85 years in the US requires ADL care and assistance. But how do they receive such care and assistance while enjoying their freedom and independence? By utilizing the services of assisted living facilities. 

What Does It Entail?

Assisted living care refers to specialized and personalized assistance given to seniors in a community setting. Care allows them to live well and independently while enjoying the peaks of their golden years. They get to retain their independence and have all the fun they want as long as it does not endanger them. It is the perfect setting for those seniors who require certain ADLs or health and well-being support. Assistance living facilities offer this type of care following the state regulations.

Besides, this type of care is flexible enough to leave room for seniors to live a healthy lifestyle which entails socialization and fun activities. Most care revolves around bathing, dressing, and grooming, using the bathroom, and managing medications. Other activities such as housekeeping, laundry, cooking, transportation services, and social activities are communal. The staff takes care of such things for the whole community. The staff also provides security.

Does Assisted Care Differ from Nursing Homes?

The short answer to this question is yes, it differs. Assisted living care is not similar to nursing homes in that the level of care and independence is different. The key differences are:

  • In a nursing home, the residents have full-time care provided by a professional nurse or a medical staff, while in assisted care, there is only assistance for professionals on activities of daily life. Nursing homes are good for people who require either long-term or short-term high-level medical care, while assisted care is best for people who only need assistance and care with ADLs
  • In nursing homes, independence and freedom are minimal, and only allowed hobbies and activities are allowed. On the contrary, assisted living facilities offer their residents assistance and care, but they do limit their independence and freedom in any way as long as they don’t harm themselves. Assisted care is great for seniors with minimal needs who want to maintain their independence. 

It is important to note that assisted living care facilities offer staff availability all round the clock. If a community member requires any form of care or support, they will receive it regardless of the time. Furthermore, these facilities allow seniors to carry their items and furniture to make the place feel like home. Doing so helps with psychological preparation and allows them to ease into the community with ease. 

When moving in, residents are assessed to determine the level of care they need. It helps with personalizing their service plan. The service plan is effective because it allows every member to receive proper care without fail. Some facilities also offer memory care to their residents, depending on the licensing. Others offer specialized dieting from members with special nutritional needs to ensure their health is optimal. 


Assisted living care refers to professional help and assistance offered to seniors with their activities in daily life. These activities include bathing, grooming and dressing, using the bathroom, and medicine management. It allows seniors to maintain their independence during their old age while receiving the special care they require.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

4 natural remedies for inflammation


Inflammation can have many causes, ranging from a simple insect bite to something more complex like a sports injury or even arthritis. Whatever the cause, painkillers are often effective, but some people seek more natural remedies. The creams and tinctures on this list will soothe inflammation, and they’re all derived straight from nature! But, of course, if your inflammation is long-term, you should always consult a doctor for further advice.


#1 Green tea


The logic behind green tea reducing inflammation is quite simple - people from areas where a lot of this tea is consumed have substantially lower rates of inflammatory disease. Green tea is generally recommended for people suffering from sore joints related to arthritis, injuries, or simple wear and tear. More research is required in this area, but it’s thought that green tea inhibits the production of certain inflammation-producing chemicals within the body and potentially slows down the loss of cartilage. Whatever the cause behind the efficacy of this remedy, it’s recommended that sufferers drink three or four cups per day to feel the effects. This isn’t a suitable treatment if you’re sensitive to caffeine, though.


#2 CBD


CBD is rapidly making its way into the mainstream as one of the most popular pain relievers of all. It comes in many different forms, but CBD hemp cream is widely used to soothe inflamed or sore muscles. Unlike many of the other remedies on this list, the cream won’t enter your bloodstream and will only work locally in the area where it’s applied. That means it won’t interact with any other medicines that you might be taking, and you can use it to target specific, painful areas. If you’re looking for targeted relief, this is one natural remedy that cuts straight to the source.


#3 Turmeric


Turmeric seems to be everywhere nowadays. Health stores around the world stock it in capsule form, it’s available as a tea, and you can even find turmeric shots! The hype is justified by turmeric’s excellent anti-inflammatory credentials. Studies have linked turmeric to alterations within quite a few inflammatory pathways, and it can even reduce insulin resistance in cases of obesity. As a result, most people choose to take turmeric capsules, with around 400-600mg being the standard dose. The only drawback of turmeric comes if you’re also taking NSAID painkillers. While low amounts are safe, taking megadoses can increase your risk of bleeding. 


#4 Omega-3 fatty acids


There’s a reason that fish is considered one of the healthiest foods in the world. Fish are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which also happen to be one of the best anti-inflammatories that you’ll find. The oils are useful against all forms of inflammation but play a special part in reducing the vascular kind. Vascular inflammation is linked to heart disease and even death, which explains why Omega-3s are so popular. Simply making fish a regular part of your diet is usually enough to reap the benefits of these oils, but they’re also available in capsule and liquid (if you can handle the taste) form.


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Types of Lung Cancer Treatments


Lung cancer is one of the risky cancer types which any person may suffer from. There are several types of cancers, and the choice of cancer treatments is also many. However, treatment options can be applied only when the disease is detected at an early stage. Then, an oncologist can evaluate the current state of the disease and recommend the best treatment plan. Therefore, it is vital to know that the condition of the patient and the stage of the disease are vital aspects in determining actual treatment.

Identifying at an early stage

Any form of cancer has an available treatment to help during the situation. For example, lung cancer is associated with high pain levels that can cause discomfort; suitable treatment can relieve the condition to a significant level. Therefore, it is essential and crucial to identify the status before cancer spreads past the lungs. This brings relief to patients since the treatment is available and effective in curing lung cancer.

Enhancing survival condition

In the majority of cases, when lung cancer is detected, it may have spread to a significant extent. For such cases, the treatment options given to patients are not meant to cure cancer: the plans are meant to relieve the patients from pain, suffering, and discomfort. On top of this, the treatment options guarantee an increased survival chance for a cancer patient. Services from a reputable lung cancer treatment Newport Beach facility prove to be helpful to patients. Some of the popular options for lung cancer treatment comprise lung surgery, chemotherapy, clinical trials, radiation, and varying targeted therapies.

 Lung cancer is a chronic disease: it occurs due to uncontrolled growth of cells considered abnormal in the body. Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. The right lung cancer specialists in suitable hospitals are the key to effective treatment.


Fire Safety Priorities In Apartment Buildings


All apartment buildings need to make fire safety one of their biggest managerial properties. Here are some of the most important things that apartment buildings need to do to have effective fire safeguards.

Test the Alarm System Regularly

The location of a building as well as its size and number of occupants may determine how frequently it has to undergo a testing of its alarm system as a matter of code compliance. Tests should include an evaluation of whether smoke alarms are loud enough to alert residents in their units.

Assure That There Is Sufficient Sprinkler Coverage

If any areas of a building are lacking sprinkler coverage, the company operating it should confirm whether it is in compliance with both code requirements and does not offer less protection than newer buildings. While some installations in older buildings are problematic, this is not always the case. For the most part newer buildings need to be fully sprinklered as a matter of law. For help with the installation of fire sprinklers California, work with a company that has experience working on projects of various sizes.

Test Sprinklers as Needed

Buildings must assure that their sprinkler systems are functioning properly. It will likely be necessary to test sprinklers one floor and a time, and fire protection companies typically need to drain tanks before testing them. The building alarm may sound as a building tests sprinklers. However, it may be possible to coordinate with the alarm company so as to avoid having the alarm sound as you work through every floor.

In addition to the main priority of protecting residents, apartment buildings have to be vigilant about fire safety in order to protect the property itself and avoid major liability issues. Failing to follow best practices with regards to life and safety plans could be the cause of a serious fire, extensive injuries, and considerable damage.


5 Tips To Stay Grounded

Now more than ever, it is crucial for individuals to find ways to bring harmony, peace and alignment to their mental and physical well being in healthy, uplifting ways. Grounding is the perfect solution for those looking to improve clarity and focus while restoring energy and promoting alignment. 

Amelia Vogler, grounding expert and energy medicine specialist, highlights how the practice of grounding can help improve focus, clarity and productivity - something we’re all struggling with right now.

Grounding is not just a spiritual exercise, but also a highly practical one that can improve anyone’s ability to focus, be clear-headed and even get more done. When you’re grounded, you’ll feel more at peace with yourself, more patient with others, and balanced when tackling what the day throws your way,” says Amelia Vogler.

Here are Amelia’s top 5 quick and easy grounding tips:

Tip #1: Find your feet 
Spend some time getting reacquainted with your posture. Grounded, safe postures start (not surprisingly) with the ground. Feel your feet on the ground and let the Earth come to you - then bring the Earth into you and fill yourself with that energy. Try walking barefoot on the ground - this helps reconnect you with mother nature and your connection to the earth.

Tip #2: Find your breath
Try a full-body breath. Focus on connecting your breath to your feet. Everyone has their own unique breathing pattern which can be expanded on. Learn to breathe deeper and focus that breath down into more parts of your body, including your feet. This helps remind us that we are more than the mind, and that we have support underneath us (literally and metaphorically) at all times.

Tip #3: Get moving
Think of the difference between a lake that is fed by a stream versus the one that sits stagnant.  The lake fed with moving water remains clear and balanced whereas the lake that has no flow gets congested and murky.  Take some time walking in nature, or even a few extra rounds around the kitchen island and keep the energy moving in your body.  

Tip #4: Drink water
Nothing can live without water, including you.  Water nourishes your cells and it also acts as a conductor for electricity in the body.  Did you know that the brain uses electricity and chemicals to communicate? Ensuring proper hydration can actually keep your mind thinking clearly and your body running optimally.  Water helps you to regulate your temperature; keeps oxygen and nutrients moving through the body; and energetically speaking channels vitality throughout the tissues of the body!

Tip #5: Call a friend 
There is nothing more grounding than a deep and enriching conversation with a good friend.  Yes, we are all coming out of our COVID isolations a little shaky in the sphere of communication, and no better time than to pick up the phone and invite a friend for a walk outside (or a walk and talk, if they live somewhere else) and share heart to heart.  If you are curious about a good ice breaker, try the question, “What did you learn most about yourself during the pandemic?”  







Filmed at the Iconic Hollywood Bowl with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic the Unprecedented Disney+ Original Special Will Include All Sixteen Tracks from Eilish's New Album Performed in Order 


Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Patrick Osborne


(BURBANK, CA – July 22, 2021) GRAMMY® Award-winning and chart-topping artist Billie Eilish will make her Disney+ debut with "Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles," a cinematic concert experience, premiering globally on Friday, September 3. Fresh off the heels of her brand-new album, "Happier than Ever," the Disney+ original will feature an intimate performance of every song  in the album's sequential order – for the first and only time – from the stage of the legendary Hollywood Bowl. 


Directed by Robert Rodriguez and by Oscar-winner Patrick Osborne the special will also include animated elements, taking viewers on a dreamlike journey through Billie’s hometown of Los Angeles and its most iconic backdrops. “Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles” features FINNEAS, the Los Angeles Children's Chorus, the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, and world renowned Brazilian guitarist, Romero Lubambo, with Orchestra Arrangements by David Campbell. “Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles” was produced by Interscope Films and Darkroom Productions, in associate with Nexus Studios and Aron Levine Productions, with Kerry Asmussen as the Live Concert Director and Pablo Berron as Director of Photography. 


“Disney is incredibly iconic, so to collaborate on something like this is a huge honor," said artist Billie Eilish. "To be able to present my album in this way and dedicate it to the city that I love and grew up in is so exciting to me. I hope you love it.”


 "We are all huge admirers of Billie and Finneas here in our household. They are such impressive, world class talents that it’s a real honor to work with them on this film, said Robert Rodriguez, director of 'Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles.'" "The way the narrative story and animated pieces weave through her incredible concert performance, makes this a spectacular event that is truly unique."


“Billie has captivated fans around the world with her soulful voice and raw, honest lyrics, and we are proud to bring this incredibly cinematic and unique concert experience to Disney+,” said Michael Paull, president Disney+ and ESPN+.


Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Branded Television said: "Billie’s musical evolution, coupled with her singular vision in crafting this special,  establishes her as  one of this generation’s premiere artists and storytellers. She delivers a concert experience like no other!"


As seven time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Billie Eilish prepares for the July 30th, 2021 release of her highly anticipated sophomore album "Happier Than Ever," the 19-year-old Los Angeles native remains one of the biggest stars to emerge in the 21st century. Eilish's breakout album, "WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S as well as 17 additional countries around the world upon release in 2019, and was the most streamed album of that year. She later went on to make history that year as the youngest artist to receive nominations and wins in all the major categories at the 62nd GRAMMY® Awards. Most recently, she took home both Record of the Year for "everything i wanted," and Best Song Written For Visual Media for "No Time To Die" at this year's 63rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Eilish’s forthcoming album ‘Happier Than Ever’ was written by Billie and her brother FINNEAS, who also produced the album. 


Writer/Director Robert Rodriguez directed the action films “Desperado” and “From Dusk Til Dawn.” Additional film credits include “Sin City," “Alita Battle Angel,” “We Can Be Heroes,” and the "Spy Kids" films, all of which were produced at his Troublemaker Studios facility in Austin, Texas.


Patrick Osborne is an American animator, screenwriter and film director. In 2014 he won the Academy® for Best Animation Short Film for "Feast" his directorial debut, and followed this up with the innovative Emmy® winning and Oscar nominated VR short Pearl in 2017. He served as the animation director for ABC's comedy series "Imaginary Mary." Previous to that, Osborne was an animator for films such as Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Wreck-It-Ralph" and "Bolt."


Under the leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil offers live performances, media initiatives and learning programs that inspire and strengthen communities in Los Angeles and beyond. The Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra is the foundation of the LA Phil’s offerings, which also include a multi-genre, multidisciplinary presenting program and such youth development programs as YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles). Performances are offered on three historic stages—Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and The Ford—as well as through a variety of media platforms. In all its endeavors, the LA Phil seeks to enrich the lives of individuals and communities through musical, artistic and learning experiences that resonate in our world today.  


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About Disney+

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, along with The Simpsons and much more. In select international markets, it also includes the new general entertainment content brand, Star. The flagship direct-to-consumer streaming service from The Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is part of the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution segment. The service offers commercial-free streaming alongside an ever-growing collection of exclusive originals, including feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series, and short-form content. With unprecedented access to Disney’s long history of incredible film and television entertainment, Disney+ is also the exclusive streaming home for the newest releases from The Walt Disney Studios. Disney+ is available as a standalone streaming service or as part of The Disney Bundle that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. For more, visit, or find the Disney+ app on most mobile and connected TV devices.


Top Mistakes People Make When Moving Home

There is no doubt that moving home can be a highly stressful experience, but it is generally made a lot worse if you make some of the common mistakes that will be discussed in this blog post. So, to help you sidestep some of these problems, let’s take a look at what you need to avoid doing. 

Not Hiring a Moving Company 

If you are just moving from apartment to apartment and you have not accumulated too many possessions, you may be able to do everything yourself. However, if you are planning a big cross-country trip, it is certainly worth checking out moving companies on ShiplyThey can help to take a lot of the stress out of your hands. Of course, you need to make sure that you choose a reputable company and agree on a price that is right for all parties. 

Not Allowing Yourself Enough Time 

Next on the list, you certainly need to give yourself plenty of time to complete the move. Some people simply let the clock run down until their moving date and assume that they can take care of it all over the course of a single weekend. Instead, you should take a little-by-little approach. Start by decluttering the house and getting rid of anything that you will not need at the next place. Next, you can start putting your nonessentials into boxes, labeling everything, etc. If there is an overlap period between moving out of your old place and into the new one, it may well be worth spending it moving gradually.

Not Packing and Labelling Your Boxes Properly 

While it may seem like a big effort to label each of your boxes, it is certainly not a waste of time. When you get to the new place, you are then going to be able to unpack them all in the most effective way possible – rather than finding that your kitchen utensils are mixed in with your books! Also, you should ensure that everything is packed properly. This means not overpacking the boxes with heavy items, putting breakable items separately, wrapping everything up that needs to be, etc.

Not Setting Up Services at Your New Home 

When you get to your new place, you want to be able to feel at home as soon as you possibly can. However, this is going to be difficult if you do not have essential services such as broadband. Therefore, it is worth doing all of this before you get there. This way, you can enjoy the first nights at your new place in style. 

These are the type of common mistakes that are repeated over and over again, but you should certainly avoid them as they can make your move a lot more hard work and more hassle than it should be. By avoiding these mistakes, you can help the whole moving process to go without a hitch rather than risking it all going wrong or taking a lot longer than necessary.