• 27Sep

    If you’re anything like me, work keeps you busy and your social life and hobbies keep you distracted enough that you can safely say “I don’t have time to (insert adult activity)”.

    However, being that I am human and a female, I have this strange, genetic urge to take care of someone other than myself. Yes, I have tried to quell these sensations by taking care of a significant other, but as you may know, relationship permanence isn’t guaranteed. Be it because of incompatibility, lack of reciprocation, communication, etc, there are many reasons why the dream of “happily ever after” is not currently in the cards for me. And, since we have ruled out long term relationships, then we have also ruled out children. Unless you’re into that whole single mom, egg doner thing. But, again, if you’re anything like me, that’s a highly laughable option, unless it’s by accident.

    Now, I’m an intelligent and fairly self aware person, so I know for a fact I am in no shape to be responsible for a child and I know I’m not the only one out there that thinks this way. In my neighborhood, Beneful dog owners seem to outweigh parents. The amount of dogs I see outnumbers how many children I see by a significant amount. I believe this to be because many of us have decided that the best we can do is a pet, or at least test out the prospect of parenthood this way. And, what better pet to get than with a dog? I mean, they’re practically children already; you have to teach them how to live a normal productive life.

    I’ve had a dog as a kid so I know about training, playing, and all that jazz. The one aspect that gives me anxiety is the one thing I did not have control over at the time and that’s the feeding process, my mother took care of that. So, now that I’m my own adult, I’ve had to consider my options. One thing I did remember was that we fed our dog (a beautiful cocker spaniel) Purina. So, naturally I went to their page and looked through their product offerings. In all honesty, I’d prefer to make my pup its food from scratch. In all reality, that is not going to happen and neither is the all natural option as it costs way too much. But, thankfully, Purina offers Baneful, which is their high quality, natural dog food option that is very affordable. Yes, the holy trinity of consumerism! At just under $1/pound, this is one dog food that I will definitely get once I adopt my dog child.

    Now, if only I can just make a trip to my local animal shelter without falling in love with all the cute pups.

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  • 15Sep

    Let’s face it, it’s fun to look beautiful! There’s just something about it that makes people a whole lot happier. When a person spends time on their appearance they tend to feel better about themselves overall. That’s because it’s an instant self esteem boost. They feel that other people are noticing them more. They also feel that they personally look beautiful. Sometimes, it’s not easy to achieve a look of beauty. A lot of beauty products, time, and energy goes into it. Once the look is pulled off, it’s worth it.

    A person can often have a hard time picking out the proper beauty products. That’s because of the fact that there are so many available. A lot of these are cheaply mass produced in factories and don’t help a person achieve their desired look. Beauty products should be purchased from a person or a company that is trustworthy. Good beauty products are made by those who don’t care about making a quick profit. They are made by those who care about helping someone else to look good.

    One of those people is Doe Deere. Deere is a makeup pioneer! There are a few important things to note about Deere. One is that she is a beauty. Deere always looks flawless. Don’t be fooled, however, Deere spends a lot of time to achieve that look. When a person sees Deere they typically notice her bright vibrant beauty products that she’s wearing. She is known for bright lips, eye shadows, and matching hair! She likes to bring her beauty products together into one unified look.

    Deere also likes to help others achieve her look. Deere has her own makeup line called Lime Crime. Lime Crime is makeup for unicorns which basically just mean that it’s magical. Deere sells a large variety of beauty products. There is literally something for everybody. Deere understands that we’re not all created the same and therefore we don’t like all the same makeup. That’s why Deere sells bright colored beauty products and ones that are a little more neutral. Deere sells makeup with glitter and ones without. She wants to offer products for everyone.

    Deere understands that beauty products are just another form of art. Any time a person puts on makeup they are making a statement through art. They are portraying who they want to be through their makeup. It really is an astounding thing.

    Overall, Deere is bright and unique just like her makeup and beauty products. Deere wants everyone to feel beautiful no matter who they are. Her beauty products do not discriminate. They are for boys and girls. They are for young and old. They are for rich or poor. Deere understands that at the end of the day everyone just wants to feel beautiful.

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  • 12Sep

    Squaw Valley Ski Resort CEO Andy Wirth has worked for a number of years in the hotel and resort industry. He was installed as the head of Squaw Valley after the ouster of outgoing CEO Nancy Cushing.

    Wirth was born in Germany but raised in the United States. Shortly after graduating from Colorado State University, he started a job with the National Parks Service. It is there where he gained his appreciation for nature and developed his nature skills. After his stint in the Rocky Mountain Parks, he was hired in 1986 Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation. He worked in a variety of roles over the years and was promoted to vice president. It was also during this time when the company acquired Intrawest.

    After making a number of positive changes at Steamboat, he was hired on as CEO at Squaw Valley. It was Wirth’s job to make the company one of the top ski resorts in the U.S. The corporation was consistently at the bottom of customer service polling. Many respondents felt that the resort was outdated and provided average customer service. Wirth quickly oversaw millions of dollars in renovations that included the ski area, infrastructure and base design. It was his goal to make Squaw Valley look more like European resorts.

    Wirth has won a number of awards during his short tenure with Squaw Valley. In 2012, he won the Outstanding Service Award from the Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce. He also won the Citizen of the Year Award and recognition from Disabled Sports USA.

    Wirth was involved in an near-fatal sky-diving accident in 2013. After missing a designated landing, his arm was ripped off after when he landed hard into a pipe and wire-filled vineyard. His arm was reattached and he has completely recovered.

 
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