If you’re in your twenties, you should be excited and challenged at work! Your twenties are a time to learn new things, be challenged and feel excited in your day-to-day. It’s so easy to get caught up in a stuffy cubicle (the worst)! I’m sharing the coolest list of jobs for 20 somethings so you can brainstorm an exciting career, that actually makes you want to get out of bed in the morning. Who knew that was possible?!
In college, I had no idea how many jobs there were in the world! I never knew it was possible to get your dream job and full time. This list of jobs for people in their 20s should actually make you excited about getting work. Whoever thought that was possible?! I can’t wait for you to get started.
(Oh, this is as far as I go. If you are motivated enough to know more, click here and be educated as to what’s out there waiting for you).
Plant them right, give them plenty of room, and look forward to a bountiful harvest
Sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas, Zones 10–12) are fun and very easy to grow as long as you have enough space for their vigorous vines. At season’s end, the plants will produce delicious and nutritious roots that can store well for up to a year or longer. Though many gardeners think of this as a crop that needs warm weather and a long growing season, sweet potatoes can be easily grown wherever there are at least 90 to 100 frost-free days.
Tiny slips (above) will produce an abundance of vigorous vines. As long as the vines have plenty of room to ramble, this undemanding crop will not need much else from you. Many growers use black plastic mulch, but even a bed without plastic (below) will soon be covered in an attractive living mulch of leaves and vines.
Sweet potatoes need warm soil that is not too fertile
Sweet potatoes are grown from cuttings called “slips.” These can be purchased from a reputable grower, though gardeners may want to try growing their own. There are many excellent sweet potato varieties to experiment with; these differ greatly in flesh and skin color, as well as their adaptation to different growing regions.
Sweet potato plants are sensitive to chilling and should be planted only after the soil temperature is above 65°F. Here in Zone 5, I aim to transplant around June 10 and harvest in early October.
This is a crop that grows best in well-drained soils that are not too fertile. Avoid compacted or heavy clay soils, which can prevent roots from getting the air and water they need. Excess nitrogen will cause roots to become long and skinny rather than plump, so don’t apply compost or manure prior to planting. Although a good yield of sweet potatoes will remove the equivalent of 1 pound of 10-10-10 fertilizer per 100 square feet, for the best results only apply nutrients based on the results of a recent soil test.
The right mulch makes a big difference
To prepare the bed for planting, loosen the soil at least 8 inches deep—deeper if you can. While it is possible to grow sweet potatoes successfully without plastic mulch, we have found that we get better production if we use black plastic applied tight against the soil. This can raise soil temperatures around the young plants, allowing for an earlier start, which is particularly useful in cooler climates. However, black plastic mulch also conserves water and provides weed control in all locations.
Space your slips 9 to 12 inches apart in rows 3 to 6 feet apart. Usually a slip will have several nodes that will produce roots or shoots. Try to bury at least two or three nodes in the soil, leaving the growing point above ground. It is not important for the slip to have healthy-looking leaves; even the scraggliest looking slips can produce large, vigorous plants.
Transplanting conditions have a big impact on success. To avoid dessicating young slips that don’t have many roots, plant them out on a day when it is cloudy or raining, and water the slips immediately after planting. If your slips arrive when the weather is not conducive to transplanting, you can hold them for a week or more by placing the bundled slips in a deep pot, loosely placing potting mix around them, and watering regularly. When you are ready to plant, simply detangle the slips and plant individually.
Keep pests away from your sweet harvest
While sweet potatoes are not attacked by Colorado potato beetles and other potato pests, they do have enemies. Deer love to eat sweet potato foliage, so you may need to use fencing or row covers to keep them at bay. Voles enjoy feeding on sweet potato roots, and their damage is often not evident until harvest time. Maintaining a weed-free area around the planting, or mowing the grass very short, makes the habitat less favorable for voles. Wireworms and grubs feed upon young sweet potato roots, leaving unsightly tunnels. Both are larvae of insects that lay their eggs in grass or sod, so avoid planting root crops into newly prepared beds where grass was growing recently.
Scurf is a fungal disease that causes harmless but unattractive discoloration on the surface of sweet potato roots. Purchasing disease-free slips from a reputable supplier is the best defense against scurf and several other viruses.
Harvest as late as you can
Sweet potatoes should be harvested as late as possible—before the soil falls below 60°F. Before digging, use clippers or weed trimmers to remove the vines. Be gentle as you dig, since sweet potato skins are very soft and can rub off easily until they have been toughened up by curing.
After digging, cure your roots by keeping them in a warm place (80°F to 85°F) for four to seven days. A garage, a tool shed, the second floor of a barn, or a mudroom can be a good place to do this. Once the roots are cured, move them to their final storage place: somewhere that is moderately warm (55°F to 60°F) and humid. Take special care to avoid chilling the roots, which will be damaged by temperatures below 45°F. Under the right conditions, sweet potato roots can be stored for more than a year.
It is critical to wait a few weeks after harvest before eating the roots. While they are edible, the roots of recently dug sweet potatoes are very starchy and have poor eating quality. Throughout the first three weeks after harvest, these starches are converted into sugars, and the roots develop their excellent eating quality.
Just in time for Halloween, Whether you’re a believer or not, America’s towns are filled with spooky stories passed down through time. From haunted fortresses to grisly tales of suffering and death, here’s a list of some of the spookiest spots in the US.
Photo by: Taber Andrew Bain, flickr
During its more than 100 years in operation, the Moundsville Penitentiary in West Virginia was one of America’s most violent correctional facilities and the final stop for almost 1,000 criminals. The prisoners lived in cramped quarters, which led to riots. Many men were hanged or killed in the electric chair, while others were murdered by other prisoners. The prison closed in 1995, but according to some, the tortured spirits are still behind bars and in the bowels of the prison and may be seen or heard on a tour.
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
Once known as the Weston State Hospital, this asylum was home to thousands of people with mental illness, starting in 1864. Hundreds of people died here before the facility closed in 1994. The spirits that are said to haunt the site today date back to the Civil War era, when the asylum’s grounds served as a military post. Paranormal tours of the facility feature 2-hour visits to the asylum’s 4 main hot spots. The more intense Ghost Hunt is an 8-hour, overnight paranormal adventure with experienced ghost-hunting guides.
Villisca Axe Murder House
On June 10, 1912, the old white frame house at 508 E Second St became a grisly crime scene. The heinous murder of Josiah B. Moore, his wife, their 4 children and 2 young girls who were overnight guests rocked the small town of Villisca, IA, and the murderer was never identified. Over the years, residents of the home reported visions of a man with an ax, children crying and unexplained paranormal activity. In 1994, the home was restored to its original condition with no indoor plumbing or electricity. These touches add to the chilling ambience during a lamplight tour from April through November or an overnight experience available by reservation for groups.
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Jerome, AZ, is a former copper-mining town with a paranormal reputation that dates back to the Wild West. The town is now home to just 400 residents (down from 15,000 in its heyday), but legend has it there are plenty more ghostly residents from the days of mining accidents and gunfights. One well-known spirit is the working girl Sammie Dean, a prostitute who was strangled by a customer in the old Crib District. Her beautiful spirit roams the alleys looking for her killer, who was never found.
Photo by: Ebyabe, Wikimedia Commons
Cuban Club, also known as Circulo Cubano de Tampa, can be found in Tampa’s Ybor City neighborhood. In 1917, this spot was a popular hangout for Cuban immigrants who enjoyed the ballroom, outdoor band shell and cantina with a stage and dance floor. Today, the compound, which is protected by the National Historic Register, hosts concerts and special events and is the setting for many ghost stories about spirits playing the piano and riding the elevators.
Photo by David Smith, flickr
Built in 1771, Fort Mifflin is the country’s only Revolutionary War battlefield that is still intact. There are 14 restored buildings on the grounds on the Delaware River and reportedly plenty of spirits from the past. Among the ghosts said to haunt the fort is a screaming woman whose cries are so loud that the Philadelphia police have been called to investigate, only to find no one there. Other characters in the local ghost stories include a faceless man wandering around the fort, a tour guide dressed in revolutionary garb and numerous children and dogs.
Moon River Brewery
The Moon River Brewery brought its beloved beers to Savannah in 1999, but the building is one of the oldest in town, dating back to 1821. In its original incarnation, it was the City Hotel, a high-end hotel with a history of violence during the Civil War. Men were killed in the hotel during heated skirmishes, including a Yankee who was beaten to death by locals in 1860. Some bar patrons today say they’ve seen bottles mysteriously fly through the air and have witnessed guests being pushed, touched and even slapped by unseen forces. One resident apparition, Toby, is said to skulk around the billiards room looking for the next great bar brawl.
The Sultan’s Palace
Frank Maggiore, flickr
The house at 716 Dauphine St is a classic French Quarter beauty with classic wrought-iron balconies and a large courtyard. But in the 1800s, this residence was a house of horrors for the Sultan, a wealthy man with a depraved lifestyle, multiple wives and children, and a harem of women and young boys held against their will. Neighbors complained about the mysterious habits of this man who had a predilection for partying, opium and torture. But the greatest mystery in the house was the Sultan’s demise, when he was buried alive in the courtyard after his family and harem were hacked to pieces in a bloodbath by an unknown perpetrator. Today, his angry spirit is thought to be responsible for the unusual noises, loud music and strong incense smells that waft from the home, as well as unwelcome advances on past female residents who swear the Sultan is still up to his old tricks of groping female visitors.
Photo by: Anthonyturducken, flickr
Toni Jo Henry has been the talk of the small town of Lake Charles since the 1940s, when she killed a man in cold blood. Just as notorious were her stunning good looks. The former prostitute charmed a gentleman in a pickup truck to give her a ride while she was walking the highway with a friend en route to spring her true love from a Texas prison. It took 3 trials for a jury to convict the wily Toni Jo, who had charmed the courtroom and jail staff and divided the town over her presumed guilt. In 1942, this murderous beauty known as Tiger Girl was the first woman in the state to die in the electric chair. Her spirit lingers in the courthouse today, and workers there swear they feel her presence, hear her screams and even smell her burning hair. Many believe that she tinkers with office equipment, locks doors and meddles with everyday office life at the courthouse.
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Is your wedding coming up or you’ve just gotten engaged? If you’re thinking of having a Winter wedding, these decorations, favors, themes and more will give you great ideas to make your wedding the best yet. Here are the best winter wedding ideas!
1. Snowflake Disco
Do you want a disco but want absolutely everything to include a wintry theme? Then have a snowflake disco! It’s entertaining for the kids as well as the adults.
2. Name Tags
We all need to know where we’re sitting for the wedding reception and a great way of bringing a Christmasy twist into it, is having name tag baubles! Your guests will find their seats easily and have their own Christmas decoration. This is one of our favorite winter wedding ideas.
3. Bauble Centerpieces
If you want to go full on Christmassy, then Christmas decor and bauble centerpieces are the way to go! You can choose from a range of colours and decorations.
4. Candy Apples
Have you got a sweet tooth? Have candy apples or white chocolate apples for the table!
5. Christmas Wedding Cake
Do you want a Christmas themed wedding cake to really make it a white wedding? Have a cute cake topped with gingerbread toppers.
6. Christmas Tree Centerpieces
Christmas tree centerpieces are a great idea in replace of flowers for a Winter wedding and can be decorated or left alone for a more rustic feel.
7. Cookie Bar
If you want a Christmassy theme, having milk and cookies is a wonderful addition for guests to enjoy at your reception. Make it a bar with rustic centerpieces and wreaths.
If you’re having an outdoors wedding in the Winter it’s probably a good idea to have a basket of blankets for your guests to keep warm and cuddle up to their loved ones.
9. Fairy Lights
Fairy lights are always a good idea and if you want a cosy Winter wedding, dotting fairy lights around a barn, tent or hotel is a great idea for a warm atmosphere.
If you’re looking for gifts to give your guests in the holidays, these homemade cocoa mixes are a perfect way to say thank you for attending your wedding and buying gifts.
If you want a toasty wedding reception to entertain your guests in the holidays, this marshmallow fire pit is perfect to make smores!
12. Cocoa Bar
If you’re looking for something to entertain your guests in the evening, this hot cocoa bar is ideal for hot drinks on a cold Winter night and will be the talk of the reception.
13. Log Candles
Log candles will give your Winter wedding that rustic look you’ve been dying to capture for Instagram. Decorate your reception with these, pine cones and old barrels for a cosy Winter scene.
14. Mince Pies
Nothing says Christmas like a mince pie, does it? Have a stack of these on each table for that festive feel and let your guests enjoy the Christmassy treat! You can have tons of flavours and there are lots of ways to decorate them.
15. Photo Collage
Everyone needs some type of embarrassing photo on their wedding day to be displayed so why not give your guests a laugh with this cute collage idea. It’s a great way to save money on props and makes your guests swoon with jealously!
If you want a rustic style bouquet for your Winter wedding, why not create your own pine cone and fern one? It will save you money and be original at the same time!
17. Sleigh Ride
If your wedding is set in the snow, why not offer your guests sleigh rides? It’s the perfect idea to give children something to do at the reception and is a romantic way of spending time with your newly married husband or wife.
Instead of having awful coloured plastic shapes for your guests to throw (and ruin the environment) why not have “snow” confetti for them to throw when you leave for your honeymoon?
19. Photo Booth
If you want a snowy photo booth for your guests, why not invest in some props so your guests can take the most Instagramable snaps they can? This is one of our favorite winter wedding ideas.
If you want to have a romantic outdoor wedding in the snow with blankets and lights, having a tent is the perfect Winter setting to give guests the warmth they need from the cold but is also a cheaper option for you!
We hope you take some Winter wedding ideas away from this post and let us know in the comments if you’ve ever had or are planning a Winter wedding.
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Whichever Apple Watch you choose, you’re going to want some accessories to go along with it. Our picks help you keep your watch charged, make it look like a modern-art showpiece, and pack it up perfectly. They work with every model of Apple Watch unless otherwise indicated
Native Union partnered with La Boite Concept for a speaker that is a thing of beauty in terms of looks, sound, and function. The speaker slides open to cables and chargers, including for Apple Watch, so that its surface can be used as a wireless charger.
For full protection of the Apple Watch face, get a Juuk case. Or two. This two-pack has one clear and one rose-gold-trimmed protective cover. They’re made of TPU and don’t stand in the way of touch-screen functionality.
Twelve South TimePorter Accessory Travel Case + Bedside Charging Stand
If you have room for just one travel companion, make it the all-in-one Twelve South TimePorter. It stores the Apple Watch, some extra bands, and a charge. It can also be used to wirelessly charge the Watch.
This durable Native Union Belt Watch Charger is an everyday essential to keep in your bag to make sure your Apple Watch is always charged. It stays tangle-free, has a 4-foot reach, and a handy leather snap to keep it tidy.
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You measure my life in hours and I serve you by expiring. I’m quick when I’m thin and slow when I’m fat. The wind is my enemy.
Hard riddles want to trip you up, and this one works by hitting you with details from every angle. The big hint comes at the end with the wind. What does wind threaten most? You have to stretch your brain to come up with a something tiny and unexpected.
Answer: A candle
I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I?
This riddle aims to confuse you and get you to focus on the things that are missing: the houses, trees, and fish. You might guess you need to think about something inanimate.
Answer: A map
What is seen in the middle of March and April that can’t be seen at the beginning or end of either month?
This riddle works by trying to get you to think about the weather or holidays or other events linked to a calendar. To get this one right you actually need to get super literal.
Answer: The letter “R”
You see a boat filled with people. It has not sunk, but when you look again you don’t see a single person on the boat. Why?
Hard riddles like this brainteaser are tricky because they seems to invite straightforward, logical thinking. You may come up with answers like “they all went below deck” or “jumped overboard.” But you need to focus on the word “single” and think about its other meanings.
Answer: All the people were married.
What word in the English language does the following: the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters signify a great, while the entire world signifies a great woman. What is the word?
This is hard because it gets you thinking about gender and the ways they’re different. You have to think of one word that holds the others. It’s easy when you think about it!
United Nations Day is devoted to making known to people of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization. United Nations Day is part of United Nations Week, which runs from 20 to 26 October.
United Nations Civics Lesson
by http://www.elcivics.comThe United Nations is an international organization that was established after World War II to keep the world at peace. It is located in New York City, New York. Almost all of the countries of the world belong to the United Nations. It is often called the UN and its role has expanded to include encouraging respect for human rights and reducing poverty. (3 pages)
What is the United Nations?
It is an international organization that promotes peace and human rights.
It is also called the UN.
Where is the United Nations located?
The United Nations has offices in many countries, but its headquarters is in New
When was the United Nations created?
It was created in 1945 after World War II ended.
World War II was the most destructive war in human history.
Who meets in the UN General Assembly Hall?
Representatives and leaders from many different countries meet here.
They discuss important problems like war, poverty, and hunger.
What is the woman in this picture doing?
She is getting water from a barrel.
Many poor people do not have clean drinking water.
The UN tries to help poor people get enough water and food.
How many people live in slums?
About one billion (1,000,000,000) people live in slums.