How to grow business with Parcel Forwarding Services

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Parcel forwarding firms, also called as mail forwarding firms, can be extremely valuable from little business to big corporations, because they work as a contact for the client, they give customer service, are liable for receiving and warehousing things, they do the completing and labeling of custom forms, arrange shipping items and pick-up also, and assume the back-end work of customer service to the point the international customer receives the item. Each of these things represents a big savings in operating cost… free labor, free warehousing, and free customer services – how amazing is that! You can get all these services from USGo.Buy.

On top of that, many of these forwarding firms give other ways to grow your business. For instance, some provide what is called “assisted purchasing.” Assisted purchasing opens up lots of opportunity for business to grow internationally by give world-wide customers the capability to wire cash to the forwarding firm, which then makes the customers purchases for them.

Taking benefit of these services can be an amazing way to grow your international business. Some advises for doing this are as follows:

Since your business status will trust on your customer’s satisfaction with particular parcel forwarding service you use, ensure this is the perfect service like usgo_buy for your business. This means you may want to interview and test out the best services given by the parcel forwarder.

Match apples to apples. Not all parcel forwarders provides the same services. Find those that give you the services you want and need.

Don’t overlook little parcel forwarding firms. The few big forwarding firms begun out small and grew with their client demand. They may not be as aggravated to nurture your client base. Little forwarders are often willing to provide a personal level of service that will support you make a perfect personalized impression with your freshly budding international customer base.

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National Senior Health & Fitness Day

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“Mom just got a hip replacement. She has to be out of the hospital, but she’s too sick to go home. What should we do?”

“Dad has dementia, and his health has declined to the point that it’s unsafe for him to be at home. Help!”

“I need somewhere to recover from heart surgery. I don’t want to be a burden to my kids and wish there were somewhere I could go with advanced medical care. Do I have any options?”

Sometimes you need medical care that can’t be taken care of at home … or in a hospital. We all know that home health companies can come in and take care of the basics. But if you need more advanced medical care, help is available in what is called a “post-acute” care center, also known as a “nursing home.”

Nursing homes have gotten a bad rap over the years. But what most people don’t know is that there are really good ones out there—rehabilitative centers that look and feel more like hotels than hospitals and give you more personalized therapy and attention than if you were in a hospital.

“Where can I find this heaven on earth?” You may ask. Welcome BestNursingHomes.com. This is an online site, provided free to the public by the Association of Skilled Nursing Providers, that lists five-star nursing homes and rehabilitation centers rated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

What’s different about this site than others?

BestNursingHomes.com lists ONLY the best sites. Anything on the list has been preapproved by Medicare as one of the top in the country.

There’s no annoying sales center. Best Nursing Homes is run by a nonprofit organization whose public mission is to make people aware of the good places to go. It’s a free list.
You don’t have to enter any personal information. No one is going to contact you when you search the site.

You can contact the nursing homes directly. If you see an option that you like, simply call the facility or send an email using the contact form.
You can see what the center looks like. For the facilities that have chosen upgraded listings, you can take a virtual tour of the building with slideshow photos and videos.

You can review what others’ experiences were like. Best Nursing Homes uses proprietary software to get real reviews from real residents and family members. And they’re authentic—there’s no gaming from competitors or advertisers.
Best Nursing Homes has been made possible by the generous donation of North American Health Care and its CEO, John Sorensen. John has made it his life’s work to serve the elderly population and has sponsored the development of BNH and donated it to the ASNP for use. “We are very grateful for the leadership of John Sorensen in the post-acute care industry,” said Amy Osmond Cook, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Association for Skilled Nursing Providers. “John is a leader in his field, a generous philanthropist, and a great example of someone who places serving the patient above anything else. We are proud to be associated with John and North American Health Care and grateful for his support to promote best practices in skilled nursing.”

For more information about Best Nursing Homes or the Association of Skilled Nursing Providers, please contact Dr. Cook at amyc@bestnursinghomes.com or 949-813-0182.

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Contacts, glasses or corrective surgery: balancing beauty and health in your eyewear

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We are lucky to live in a time where many different solutions exist for correcting our vision. Vision issues are one of the most common health issues in the world. Here are some things to consider when deciding if contacts, glasses, or corrective surgery is the right solution for you.

Contact lenses

In the past, contacts were only available and affordable for those with specific vision problems. Now, even those with astigmatism can get lenses that work for them. Contacts are great for those that don’t like the weight and feel of glasses or that participate in sports and other activities where glasses can be irritating to wear. They can be more expensive than glasses, and all lenses – except for once a day disposables – require a good sanitation routine or there can be a risk of infection. Contact lenses can be fun for those that want to change their eye color or even the overall appearance of their eye.

Glasses can be stylish

There are thousands of styles of glasses out there. Lenses can be tinted in many different colors, and you can get lenses that change their tint based on how dark it is outside. Glasses can be a fashion statement and are affordable enough that you can have a variety of styles. The disadvantage is that they reduce peripheral vision and can fog up or fall off. Glasses also have to be cleaned regularly and become scratched over time. Many contact lens users keep glasses on hand for when they don’t want to deal with using lenses or if they can’t wear lenses for a period of time for some reason.

Lasik corrective surgery

With Lasik, you can fix some vision problems permanently so that you don’t need glasses or contacts at all. Lasik is not a good choice for those under 18, those with larger pupils, or those that are pregnant. A doctor can examine your eyes and decide if Lasik will work for you. Lasik reviews prove that 96% of patients that have been through the procedure report very positive results. Lasik has become affordable and more widely available than ever before. It can save time and money because you won’t need as many eye care appointments and you will not be spending money on contact lenses, glasses, and sterilizing solutions. Over the years, the time you spend maintaining and using contact lenses and glasses can really add up.

Making the best choice

Even if you have worn contacts, glasses, or both, for many years you could still be a good candidate for Lasik vision correction surgery. There are many ways to finance the surgery, but it is very affordable, so many people will have no need of financing. If a qualified medical professional determines that Lasik is not a suitable option for you, then a combination of contacts and glasses may be the best solution. That way you have many different stylish vision options.

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Ontario Mills a Shopping Excursion

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Not too far from Los Angeles is Ontario Mills, a place where you can shop for less at stores like Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap, H & M, Victoria’s Secret, Swarovski, Forever 21, New York & Co., Bath & Body Works, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Saks Off 5th, and many more. The choices are many and the prices are less.

Also, if you’re a new mother, like me, there’s a nursing/mother’s room that is quite large there are several comfortable arm chairs in the room, and it is conveniently located where the restrooms are located, so that when the time comes you’ll be able to get to the nursing room with the baby easily.

Ontario Mills is located at I-10 and I-15, 38 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. I recommend this shopping center if you’re in LA and are looking for a place that has a lot of discount stores in it, it’s an everything in one place kind of location. Next time you are up for a relatively short drive, give it a try.

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I received gift cards to shop at Victoria’s Secret, H & M, Swarovski, Forever 21, New York & Co., Bath & Body Works,

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Here’s a picture of the cute swag bag they came in! I can think of many uses for this bag.

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Here’s our shopping!!

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I was happy to browse around this large shopping center. There is also a food court with a number of choices for lunch.

I was able to purchase the below, it was a fun day of shopping! We bought my daughter an Adidas watch, a necklace with her birth stone on it at Swarovski, and a few pieces at H & M. My husband also shopped for himself at H & M, and I shopped at Forever 21, Victoria’s Secret, New York & Co., and Bath & Body Works! All in all everyone was happy– there’s something there for everyone in a family.

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Again, here’s our loot! All in all it was a great day of good finds.

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This post was written for Ontario Mills, I received gift cards to the stores mentioned, however the views expressed here are my own.

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Fox Mountain Adventures Giveaway

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The bloggers of Mom Buzz Media have partnered with Fox Mountain Adventures to bring you this exciting giveaway! Enter below for your chance to win a free week of summer camp at Fox Mountain Adventures, an extraordinary San Diego sleep-away camp for ages 10-17! Prize is valued at $750-$950!
fOX mOUNTAIN CollageExperience all the fun activities Fox Mountain has to offer such as:
Nighttime laser tag missions under the stars
Making movies with friends and screen them pool-side at the floating film festival
Create skits and eat s’mores around the campfire
Plus choose from over 50 electives including archery, rock climbing, swimming, arts and crafts, and much more!
Fox Mountain’s intentional program is not only a ton of fun, but our parents rave about how it makes their camper a better leader, more creative thinker, and more confident, caring child. The camp is located at the base of the Palomar Mountains in San Diego’s east county, just an hour and fifteen minutes from downtown.
CLICK HERE to view the location and find out more information!

Fox Mountain Adventures is offering a grand prize giveaway for

1 FREE overnight camp session

Choose from:
Overnight Adventure Camp (ages 10-15)
Improvisational Comedy Camp (grades 9-12)
or Leaders in Training Camp (ages 16-17)
The grand prize is valued at $750-$950.

Enter below for your chance to win! Winning entries will be verified!

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This giveaway is not redeemable for cash, excludes optional transportation, and is valid only for one session during the summer of 2015. Campers must meet all age requirements for the desired camp program by the first day of camp and online registration is required. Prize is redeemable while spaces last, so winners are encouraged to redeem their prize and register by May 31, 2015 to ensure their first choice of camp session. Winner will need to provide their own transportation.
Learn more about Fox Mountain Adventures at www.foxmountainadventures.com. Fox Mountain Adventures is accredited by the American Camp Association, following over 250 national health and safety standards.

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Wild Blueberries!

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Wild blueberries have two times the antioxidant capacity of the larger cultivated blueberries, they’re good for you!

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I made a scrumptuous blueberry smoothie with my bag of frozen wild blueberries (you can get these at just about any super market). The smoothie was enjoyed by the whole family, my almost six year old daughter is very fond of blueberries, and she loved the flavor of the wild blueberries; wild blueberries have a more intense flavor than regular blueberries.

Recipe:

1/2 cup frozen Wild Blueberris
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp honey
1/2 cup Coconut Water
1 cup orange juice

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I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturers. As a Mom Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC, or the manufacturer of this product.

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SpaceNK – By Terry

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SpaceNK is such an awesome place to shop– if you weren’t aware of it, you are now.

Yesterday I made an appointment to get a make over by the By Terry make up artist at Bloomingdale’s it was such a treat! I loved literally every product she used on me! It was hard to buy everything, as I have a lot of skin care that I need to use up at home first, but I have a list of the products and I absolutely intend to get them down the line!!!

Here are the highlights of the products she used on me (and I recommend each of these, so if you need skin care, grab them now):

This product brightens on contact, literally– so, if you have any concerns with overall brightening of your skin, dark spots, etc. this baby is for you!

The minute this landed on my skin, there was a noticeable difference, it illuminates the skin and makes you look gorgeous. It gives you that bright all-over glow.

Oh my God – I am in love, this stuff does not rub off, I am a mommy and my kids are constantly rubbing up against my face, this blush comes in gorgeous shades (you’re sure to find one that matches your skin tone) and it looks glorious once it’s on, to stay! Grab it today!

This is such a magnificent cleanser and the feel of it is lush, it smells wonderful too (all her products do) it’s the sweet smelling rose, which is the basis of all of her products!

So, these are the products that I liked the most (although I loved them all) but these are the ones I can’t live without at the moment. So, I wanted to share them with you because I think every woman should experience the beauty of By Terry. I mean it.

Where do you buy your skin care/make up? Leave me a comment!

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Dreamworks’ Home

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Are your kids excited to see the movie home? My daughter is really looking forward to watching it…

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Get them in the mood by buying a Home themed lamp from Lamps Plus – my daughter adores hers and it looks lovely in her room! She’s getting older, and this lamp replaced the one she’s had since she was a baby, she’s a big girl now (almost 6 years old) so, it’s perfect! I’m so excited for her. I loved it myself (see a picture of the lamp, after we assembled it, below).

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The “HOME” movie-inspired designs by Lamps Plus include made-to-order and hand-assembled shades that feature Oh, the lead character from the movie, making them a perfect way to bring the movie magic home.

“HOME” introduces audiences to Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet who lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, when he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human, and together they discover the true meaning of the word “HOME.”

Your kid is guaranteed to love this lamp, especially if they love the movie!

Feel free to check out their collection of “Home” inspired lamps, they have several.

LampsPlus.com - America's Lighting Superstore!

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3 Pick-Me-Ups for a Busy and Fashionable Woman

Working long hours, barely getting enough rest, aching muscles – we’ve all experienced the frustrating side effects of working hard and doing our very best to succeed. These three pick-me-ups are perfect for a busy career-oriented fashionista that deserves a little bit of pampering. Think you’re too busy for a pick-me-up? Think again! These three tips will only take you ten minutes or less.

Buy Skinny Jeans You’ll Love

Being super busy can actually do you a favor, in the weight department that is. As long as you’re taking care of yourself health wise and are not forgetting to eat, why not run to the mall — or better yet you can shop online during your lunch break – and treat yourself to a new pair of slimming jeans? There are plenty of slimming jeans available, including plus size skinny jeans, petite skinny jeans, and even stretch skinny jeans available on NYDJ. Buy a pair of jeans that you can wear to the office, or save them for a special occasion for when you actually get time to go out with the girls to see a new chick flick in the theater.

Listen to a Favorite Song

Listening to a favorite song seems simple, doesn’t it? It’s proven that music can boost someone’s mood, and playing a favorite tune or two will help put a smile on your face when work is crazy and you have zero time. If your work allows music at your desk try creating a new CD with some of the more recent songs. You’ll find yourself humming along to some upbeat tunes that will make the day go by more quickly, and you will be in better spirits.

Call a Friend on the Phone

When you’re busy it’s easy to get out of touch with friends, so instead of continuing to make excuses, take the ten minutes during your lunch or after work and call a girlfriend. Even if she doesn’t pick up because she’s more of a texter she’ll appreciate the gesture. What’s more, it will mean a lot to your friends knowing that even though you’re crazy busy you’re making the effort to stay in touch rather than allowing way too much time to pass you by before you try to reach out.

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Splurge / Save – Not What You Might Expect

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Kohl’s and Bloomingdale’s are carrying remarkably similar baby bodysuits. I want your opinion on this.

So, when you think of Kohl’s you probably think save and when you think of Bloomingdale’s you probably think splurge.

Am I right?

Think again.

Here’s what I found while looking around on the internet for baby clothes.

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Bloomingdale’s $20

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Kohl’s $30

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Bloomingdale’s $20

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Kohl’s $26

What do you think? Remarkably similar, no?

I found this quite funny, and definitely unexpected.

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