Going Back To School At A Late Age = #GreatIdea

Going Back To School At A Late Age = #GreatIdea

The key is to stick to the plan. So, what’s the plan?
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Going back to school at a later age could save you time and money. If you have found yourself in the predicament where you are you unhappy with your current career or financial situation, then you’ve probably already started looking for a new job. Problem: Most jobs now required that you have a degree or either some formal education in the field.

If you didn't go to college right out of high school it's okay. Many high school graduates feel obligated and even pressured to enroll in college because it’s always been our natural progression. You're told to graduate high school, go to college and then get a job. If you came out of high school completely passionate about what you want to do for the rest of your life, chances are you will enroll stick with it and move forward. Unfortunately, that’s not most students.

Studies show 57.9% of young people, 20yrs of age or younger, enrolling in college right out of high school don’t finish their program. However, 14.7% eventually go back and finish somewhere else and possibly in a different field. This costs money because the new school may not accept all of your eligible credits. Also, if you decided to take a different career path, then you may have classes that you have successfully completed that will not count toward your new degree plan.

When you make the decision to further your education at a later age it is usually due to a lingering desire to have a career and not just a job, to advance your career or to change career paths. Either way, no one is pressuring you to go back, you are simply going because you are choosing to go. When it is your decision you usually have some sort of a plan in mind and will work diligently toward the goals of said plan. The key is to stick to the plan. So, what’s the plan?

Choose wisely – Some people know they want or need to go back to school, but for some, they are not completely sure of what to go back for. If you know in your heart what you want to switch to and do not mind working your way back up the latter then go for it. My advice is to choose a career that will allow you to maximize your potential, by making use of your current skills. If you have 4 years of experience in H.R. but now cannot find a job because you have no degree then an HR program would be an excellent choice. Your resume will thank you. There is nothing like completing a degree with experience in the field already. Employers love it.

Make the time: Time management will be key to your success when you go back to school. Sure, you may have to give up watching your favorite show or sacrifice a few weekend social functions for a year or two. But it is a temporary inconvenience. School is not forever and in the end, you will be glad you made the sacrifice.

See it through: Not a whole lot of people like school. We all just want what comes in the end. An opportunity to be considered for the position you desire because you are now qualified. Keep your goals in the forefront of your mind so that you stay cognizant of why you started in the first place.

Seek out resources – It’s so easy to give in or give up when things get tough especially if you don’t have access to necessary resources. Many of your homework assignments, you will find, are easy to complete once you know the how’s and why’s behind the assignment. The biggest challenge of any assignment is the research and learning process. Once you have acquired the knowledge necessary, completing the assignment becomes easy. I recommend joining groups on the school’s social sites or other social media. Groups of people that are of like minds and have similar goals can be a wealth of knowledge and know how, so use them accordingly.

Whether your reason is for more money, career change, advancement or all of the above; it’s never too late to go back to school. Your future depends on the actions you take in the present. So, make it count.

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The Trump Presidency Is Over

Say hello to President Mike Pence.

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Remember this date: August 21, 2018.

This was the day that two of President Donald Trump's most-important associates were convicted on eight counts each, and one directly implicated the president himself.

Paul Manafort was Trump's campaign chairman for a few months in 2016, but the charges brought against him don't necessarily implicate Trump. However, they are incredibly important considering was is one of the most influential people in the Trump campaign and picked Mike Pence to be the vice presidential candidate.

Manafort was convicted on five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud, and one count of failure to file a report of a foreign bank account. And it could have been even worse. The jury was only unanimous on eight counts while 10 counts were declared a mistrial.

Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer, told a judge that Trump explicitly instructed him to break campaign-finance laws by paying two women not to publicly disclose the affairs they had with Trump. Those two women are believed to be Karen McDougal, a Playboy model, and Stormy Daniels, a pornstar. Trump had an affair with both while married to his current wife, Melania.

And then to no surprise, Fox News pundits spun this in the only way they know how. Sara Carter on Hannity said that the FBI and the Department of Justice are colluding as if it's some sort of deep-state conspiracy. Does someone want to tell her that the FBI is literally a part of the DOJ?

The Republican Party has for too long let Trump get away with criminal behavior, and it's long past time to, at the very least, remove Mr. Trump from office.

And then Trump should face the consequences for the crimes he has committed. Yes, Democrats have a role, too. But Republicans have control of both chambers of Congress, so they head every committee. They have the power to subpoena Trump's tax returns, which they have not. They have the power to subpoena key witnesses in their Russia investigations, which they have not.

For the better part of a year I have been asking myself what is the breaking point with Republicans and Trump. It does not seem like there is one, so for the time being we're stuck with a president who paid off two women he had an affair with in an attempt to influence a United States election.

Imagine for a second that any past president had done even a fraction of what Trump has.

Barack Obama got eviscerated for wearing a tan suit. If he had affairs with multiple women, then Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell would be preparing to burn him at the stake. If they won't, then Trump's enthusiastic would be more than happy to do so.

For too long we've been saying that Trump is heading down a road similar to Nixon, but it's evident now that we're way past that point. Donald Trump now has incriminating evidence against him to prove he's a criminal, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller is just getting started.

Will Trump soften the blow and resign in disgrace before impeachment like Nixon did? Knowing his fragile ego, there's honestly no telling what he'll do. But it's high time Trump leaves an office he never should have entered in the first place.

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Stop Cussing Damn It!

Why society needs to be less aggressive in response to foul language.

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Well shit, here we go again. In a world of constantly changing language in our everyday society, we need to take a step back on the censorship of words. Foul or vulgar language is frowned upon in most social settings, more specifically in public settings. Language has been created for us to communicate with one another. The fact that there is a whole group of words that are completely disregarded because they are "Cruel" or "Unnecessary" strike me as odd. Language and lexicon was created to allow each person to freely express themselves, their feelings and ideas, openly to everyone. Words like damn, shit, hell, and phrases like son of a bitch and fuck off are overly addressed as negative and foul.

As with any way of speaking, it is all about your deliverance of such language. Yes, is directing a "Fuck you" openly to someone in public a great idea, not really. But, in a general context, there shouldn't be a censorship on such phrases. If these types of words are not being used in derogatory ways, then I see no issue with them. Words help express us and our emotions. Foul language can emphasize our excitement, frustration, or anger with any situation. These words and phrases are just the natural evolution of our language. More so, there is a huge acceptance gap generation to generation.

This acceptance gap is huge from Generation X to Generation Y, or the Millennials, and even more of a gap with Generation Z. Things that offend Gen Y and are disgraced by Gen X don't always phase Gen Z individuals. Saying shit and damn have become natural filler words, sometimes used as verbs, most of the time as adjectives. It's actually quite interesting to hear people from different generations speak. Most people nowadays don't even register how much they swear because of how natural it is to them. I myself cuss a lot, a part of me in what society has labeled as a "bad habit".

Cussing, swearing, using foul language, or however you want to label it, is just something that has been integrated into our society more and more. Like anything, the time and place should always be taken into consideration before dropping words like bitch and fuck, but most of the time there isn't a bad time to speak with these choice words. Another thing is, if society accepted, and even mainstreamed, words that are frowned upon into natural conversation, they no longer would hold much power. If everyone "talked dirty" or used a "foul mouth" all the time, then no one would be cursing. We would all be simply speaking.

We as humans are constantly witnessing change. Our language has been changing and evolving since the very first grunt in history. We will continue to evolve our language and words that are viewed as "bad" now probably wont even be spoken by the end of the century. There will always be "bad words" and sayings that can be taken offense to, but like stated earlier, it's all about deliverance. I say who gives a shit, go ahead and cuss all the damn time, I don't give a fuck. Nothing in that sentence is rude or offensive. Is it the most professional sentence? No, of course it isn't, but nonetheless, sentences like that shouldn't be disapproved by society. We, as a society, should embrace the way our language and communication levels are evolving, and if we properly teach people how and when to use such "disgraceful phrases", there won't be an issue.

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