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  1. It's possible in case of many countries but considering general amount of rules for the pets' travelling it can be really difficult and expensive sometimes. First of all you need to check in what type of country you're going, the rabies-controlled or rabies-free one. This is a very important thing for making easier or harder all your trip because for example if you’re traveling from the rabies-controlled country to a rabies-free country, getting past customs will be the difficult thing. Your dog must be vaccinated and microchipped , have a pet passport or a special veterinary health certificate too. Check also rules about quarantine (for example, in Japan it takes 6 months!) and lists of banned breeds, some of them aren't allowed in certain countries. If I were you, I would leave my dog with my relatives or friends but of course if this trip isn't too long 😀
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    Not an extreme fan but I like to play golf time till time, it's one of my favourite sport games together with football and volleyball. I play it usually with my friends or go to our local club sometimes, during warm seasons that happends a couple times per month. Golf is really not the best game for me for every weekends, with such often schedule I rather fast became tired of it πŸ˜… Anyway I can say that I'm a rather good amateur player with well-develope skills but that's only because I had really much practice with it, especially in the beginning when I just learned how to play golf at all. There are three main keys for this game which everybody who wants to become a good player should master. They are right posture, holding of clubs and making swings, that's all, all other techniques are based on these three main things . Developing these skills can seem easy but in fact it's not so simple as it seems and demands much practice and patience, for example when I learned the golf basics I needed to have no less than 50 balls during every session with practising several swings for all of them . Considering that many newbies lose their interest for golf very fast but if you're ok with this, golf can become one of your main hobbies for the rest of your life.
  3. It's hard to say which one is really the most effective because the weight loss in general is a very individual thing and not all popular diets will be helpful for you too. Besides only dieting isn't enough for the really effective weight loss and even if you lose your kilos with it, there's a great chance that you gain the same weight later again. That's why it's recommended to combine always diets with physical exercises and continue later to make them for keeping balance between calories you get and the ones which your body burns . With such approach you'll be in a good shape after finishing the weight loss programm too. Also if all natural weight loss methods aren't effective for you for a long time, it can be a sign of some diseases which make it so hard. One of the most widespread among them is hormonal imbalance and there's often a need to treat it medically. For example, benefits of progesterone replacement therapy include reducing the general amount of bodyfat and improving the weight loss in general.
  4. I think that it can be definetely helpful in some cases. One of my friends was overweighted and suffered from anxiety too because of this it was a problem for her to keep the will-power for any weight loss methods. Only after treating her anxiety disorder she could finally lose her weight. From her example I made a conclusion that in case of some mental illnesses, without treating them the weight loss can be extremely hard. And I suppose that it can work in other, no serious cases as yours too. Doctors also recommend to have a physical examination and tests before the start because sometimes there's a need for treating some physical illnesses too the first of all. The most common one connected with weight is hormonal imbalance, low levels of many hormones like testosterone and human growth hormone cause for example the weight gain and very hard weight loss later. For me during the weight loss the will-power wasn't a problem because I was very motivated and besides didn't starve myself with dieting and physical exercises. I just stopped to eat junk food at all, reduced the amount of sugar and soda in my daily menu and added to it more vegetables and fruits. And in case of physical exercises I chose the ones which I liked the most of all so making them was pleasant for me and that reduced my laziness πŸ˜ƒ Also it's important to sleep enough during the weight loss because the lack of sleep increases stress greatly and affects very badly on your will-power and self-control during the weight loss .
  5. Wow, that sounds very interesting! Thanks for sharing!
  6. Starting a business is a possible thing in fact for many people but making it successful isn't such a widespread thing at all. It's really a hard and long work, you need to be very patient too and always ready for various risks and fails, also achieving great succes and cool profit takes really much time so thinking that after starting your own company you'll become very rich fast is a great myth. You need to have a good motivation, real passion and clear goals too, as also flexibility, knowledge about your certain sphere and business processes in general, good planning/time-management skills and many more. Also your other important keys will be creating a professional work team, network for your clients and partners, effective management system, having knowledge about different tech innovations like predictive analytics which is used effectively in marketing, accounting etc. and using them, developing business intelligence, finding a sphere with not a too great competition for you and good advertising. Having a nice business plan is a very important thing too. And it's almost impossible to develop all these things without a start capital .
  7. I have many hobbies, it's hard for me to choose which one is my the most favourite πŸ™‚ I like travelling, swimming and playing computer games. I like listen to music in my free time or when I'm on the road, usually before/after my work. My the most favourite genres in this case are electronic, synth-pop, industrial and darkwave, however I have many fav songs from other genres too. I like to collect CD released by my fav bands and other merch, and of course attend concerts. I'm a sport fan, especially in case of fitness, cycling and swimming. I adore such games as baseball, volleyball and football, both for playing and watching matches, for example in case of the football ones I have a couple of my fav teams from England and I adore to cheer for them during the matches and make bets on them sometimes too. I'm interested in art and handmade hobbies too. In case of the first one I'm learning to draw and among the second I like quilling the most of all, I adore to make beautiful pictures and postcards in this technique.
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    I always liked running and swimming, this love appeared during my childhood years and continues in my adult years too. I mostly practise these types of sports during warm seasons when it's the most convinient time for this. I tried to go to swimming pool during the other seasons too but in my case it was a bad idea because I often became ill after going outsides from warm gym, that's why I needed to give up this idea. Both of them are also a good addition to my usual fitness routine. And in case of sport games I like to play volleyball and tennis the most of all. I tried football too but I wasn't a good player in it at all so I prefer just to watch it πŸ™‚ I adore to watch matches translations together with my friends, cheer for our favourite teams and make bets on them. Our tastes are the same for them, for example our favourite teams are from from Brazil and Spain.
  9. I think that in our modern age using gadgets from small age is ok because tablets for example can be used for watching cartoons and playing educational games. But all these activities should be always controlled by parents till the teenage years of their children. You need to set up limits for their general screen time even if they have their own separate gadgets. Also the older your children become, the more you should teach them about right, effective and safe using of gadgets. You need to explain them all about possible web dangers and rules for protecting their privacy, like for example avoiding sharing any personal information and photos in social networks. Parental control is a necessary thing too, especially for web searching when children can accidentally find resources with porn, violence and so on. In case of parental control there are a lot of helpful programs for parents which can be used for various gadgets like for example NetNanny, Norton Online Family, Refog Keylogger , Qustodio, Kidlogger, Social Shield etc. All of them are effective for montoring children gadgets activities and blocking all inappropriate content according to filters which their parents choose.
  10. I understand all others' pain here so well because I'm in the same boat in fact. I was fired from my previous job in autumn because my company closed and we all lost our job (I mean all employees who worked there). That was really a hard period in my life because I couldn't find the new job fast and my general savings were't great so I needed to borrow money from my relative and friends. I got many debts because of this and that was really unpleasant πŸ˜‘ I finally found my new job several months ago, it's better than my previous one in case of salary too but anyway I still feel the lack of money. As I said above I needed to repay all my debts, also pay really much money for various repairs in my house and gadgets too which I couldn't make earlier. My general bills were so high that I needed to borrow money again and even apply for a payday loan , fortunaly I could repay all debt in time, I just know about risks of their additional fees. But anyway it's still like OP wrote, every time I get ahead, a new cost comes up that sucks it up on the other end...
  11. Why did you need to pay more??
  12. There are many useful tutorials in net, also I can say from my own experience that reading and analyzing samples of other well-written essays is very helpful too because in such way you see and remember how a really good essay should look in general. A habbit for reading good literature is another helpful method because it helps to improve your general writing style (not only for essays but for all texts in general), vocabulary, style and grammar, and all these components are important for well-written essays too. It's necessary to teach your child some basic principles of essay writing, they're mentioned in almost all tutorials I've ever seen πŸ™‚ They consist for example from choosing your topic, narrowing it and defining main thesis, making an outline for the whole essay (you should always start it from making a good plan), knowing of essay types and their body structure acording to the certain one. The other important ones are skills of working with various scientific/informational resources, analyzing them and choosing the best ones for your research paper. The good essay should include revelant facts, concrete details, examples and nice citations from your resources. Checking the ready work for possible plagiarism is an important thing too, that's why it's recommended to keep always a track of all your resources. And the last one if proofreading, in its case you can be really helpful for your child with identifying some mistakes which are invisible for him/her. There are also special students' unions who provide help with improving essay writing skills and professionals services too . In the most difficult cases you can hire there a writing tutor too, it's a popular practice for many children despite of their age.
  13. Oh yeah, I agree with you! It's a very good book and was really helpful in my case!
  14. Well some computer games and apps can be really helpful for teaching children but are you sure that it's the best method for you? Did you consult with a pedeatrician about his development? It just seems from your description that your situation is serious so maybe you should start with some other more effective methods. In my opinion he needs more various 'real' games for fastening his general development and improving motor skills. You can draw together or practise some handmade art, also games with block, puzzles and so on are very nice in this case too. Replacing these ones with apps isn't a good idea at all. I also agree about creating a sign language, this method is really encouraging for speaking in case of some children. And in case of apps... I can recommend Hearbuilder, Learn To Talk, Memory Train, I Hear Ewe, ABC Alphabet Phonics and Zebrainy ABC Wonderlands . They're really nice for teaching children but I should mention that you'll need to control carefully his time with them because in such age children rather often become addictive to such games :closedeyes: Good luck! I'm sure that he'll speak till 5 yo.
  15. It's a wise choice about the light one. Personally I support an idea of such preparing a child before school but on the other hand it shouldn't be too intensive because the first school year will be boring for him. Besides considering the age, it's not a good idea to push child too much because in this case it'll bring much more harm than benefit. For such light learning 15-30 minutes per day will be enough but your studies should be regular for being more effective and making a child adjust easier later to the rhytm of studying in school :hurray: The main things you should prepare before school are reading, writing, math and various creative skills. The last one is the easiest, drawing, different handmade arts and so on are vey helpful in this case, I can also recommend from my own experience special colouring books, children adore them, especially if they're connected with heroes from their favourite cartoons etc.You should read him aloud regurarly too for inspiring in learning alphabet and later reading on his own. Discuss texts you read to him, also try poems and singing, children like them too. There are also many teaching games, especially the ones for learning alphabet like card type or even computer ones like Zebrainy ABCs , they usually have high quality and create great interest in children for learning. I can also recommend such books as Apple Pie ABC, Firefighters A to Z and G is for Goat, they're one of the best in this case as I know. And for math various games are the best decision, also such books as The Dot & The Line and Capacity. Good luck! :hurray:
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