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What makes a career college different than a traditional college?

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Everyone has their own motivations for deciding to go to college, but putting themselves in a better position to get a job after graduation is usually one of them. For career colleges, this factor is foremost in how they prepare their students for the careers upon graduation.   Traditional universities and career colleges each share the goal of educating students and preparing them for life after college, but the college experience can vary greatly between the two. Traditional universities often focus on...

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Ten scenic drives sure to leave you breathless

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale With more than 100 scenic byways throughout America, there is plenty to see and do on the road no matter the time of year. So, as the seasons roll by, jump in the car and take in fall's vibrant leaves, winter's snowy wonderland, spring's wildflowers and summer's long hours of light. White Mountains Trail Scenic Byway (N.H.) The 100-mile White Mountains Trail will take you through some of the most beautiful parts of New Hampshire. It passes through the famous White Mountains...

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A small business owner’s guide for choosing a fast, quality print vendor

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Long gone are the days when ordering business cards or banners for trade shows required multiple visits to a print shop, followed by a lengthy wait to get the job done. Digital printing technology has dramatically improved the process, and that's great news for small business owners who need quality print products to help build their brand and their business - especially in a pinch.   "Broader access to quality printing and services such as same day pickup have made it...

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How much do stair chair lifts cost

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Stair chair lifts are valuable additions to any residential or commercial building. In fact, they can be a cost-effective alternative to an elevator, which would require the installation of shafts, cable systems, cabins, and so on. The operation of a stair lift is simple - it takes the user up and down a stairway at just the press of a button. The actual cost of a stair lift depends on various factors which are discussed below. Stair Chair Lifts - Factors...

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New siding can increase the value of your home

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Tired of that old run down looking house you've been living in? Why not upgrade your home to a new look and increase the value of your home in the process. You can have the home of your dreams and it's not as hard as you think. Your old home may be run down and the paint may be thirty years old and peeling off, but you can have the best looking house in your neighborhood. How? Just give it a...

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Buying technology for seniors this holiday season

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Seniors aren't as wary of technology as some might think. In April, the Pew Internet and American Life Project reported that more than half of the 65 and over population were online and using email. The number is growing as seniors see the advantages of technology, from convenience to safety benefits. And that's good news for kids and grandkids in desperate need of great gift ideas. Help the seniors in your life manage more from the comfort of their home. A...

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What it takes to be a private investigator

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale TV and movie portrayals of real professions tend to be less than realistic, and the job of private investigator is no exception. But just because you won't solve every case between 9 and 10 p.m. on Tuesdays doesn't mean that becoming a private investigator isn't for you.   What does it take to be a successful private investigator? "You need to be intelligent, inquisitive and methodical," says Dr. David Woods, a professor of criminal justice at South University's Austin campus. Woods, who holds...

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Motivational Quote of the day by Henry James

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale "Be not afraid of life believe that life is worth living and your belief will create the fact." ― Henry James

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Avoid an accident with poison prevention at home

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - Nearly 1 million children under the age of 5 are exposed to potentially poisonous medications and household chemicals every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And more than 60,000 young children end up in the emergency room each year from wrongly ingesting medications. It's not only parents who need to be aware of the risks; many of these incidents occur outside of a child's home. In fact, in 23 percent of the cases in which...

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Smart home improvements for growing multi-generational households

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - The American family continues to evolve, with multiple generations living under the same roof in more households than any time since the Great Depression. Of America's 76 million households, 5.6 percent (4.3 million) were multi-generational, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Homeowners are finding it's more important than ever to ensure every home improvement project delivers benefits for every member of the family - children, parents and grandparents. Whether your family grows with the birth of a child or...

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