Photoshop Essentials: Understanding the Toolbar

photoshop essentialsIn order to understand Photoshop, you must first understand what all of the tools mean. While there is certainly much more to learn (including filters, masks, curves, etc), knowing how to use the tools available to you will make editing your photographs much easier.

If you want a more in-depth look into Photoshop Essentials, sign up for Udemy’s beginner Photoshop course. It’s a fun, easy to understand course that will explain all of the basics!

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How to Start a Compare and Contrast Essay: Build the Framework

persuasive essay examplesIn order to understand how to start an essay, you must first have a full understanding of what you’re going to be writing about. In a compare and contrast essay, you are discussing both the similarities and the differences between two subjects. While you may be someone who can start an essay off of the top of your head with no problem, many people find it easier to sit down and write out an outline before beginning. The order in which you introduce your points in your introduction is the order in which you should introduce them in your essay, so it’s good to have the framework completed before beginning. Knowing how to start a compare and contrast essay is the first step to writing an interesting essay that will keep readers engaged all the way to the end.

If you’re ready to learn the ins and outs of effective academic writing, Udemy has the course for you. Enroll in college writing essentials to learn everything you need to know about sentence structure, thesis statements and different formats!

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Wedding Day Makeup: Accentuating Your Natural Beauty

wedding day makeupYour wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life, and chances are you’ll be looking at the photographs for decades to come. Do you really want your future daughter to be looking at your photographs and ask “mum, why does your face look like that?” There are a handful of very simple tips and tricks that you should remember when planning out your wedding day makeup, and each will make you look radiant, natural, and picture-perfect all day long.

If you want to learn how to apply makeup like a pro, we’re here to help. Sign up for Udemy’s course on makeup application and you’ll be looking beautiful and radiant in no time!

Wedding photography can also be learned. Check out this course from a professional wedding photographer for tips for your big day.

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Natural Hair Care Tips: Taking Care of Those Luscious Locks

natural hair care tipsContrary to popular belief, you don’t need to own twenty different hair care products and wash your hair at a specific time on a specific day. Some of us (me included), like to wash and go, no fuss required. I don’t even own a bottle of hairspray! While expecting your hair to look picture perfect every time you step out of the shower may be wishful thinking, there are a few easy natural hair care tips that will help your hair look healthier and more luscious, day after day. While many of these tips don’t require any fancy hair products, you may want to look into creating some of your own. It’s cheap, easy, and a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon!

Learn from the professionals! Udemy offers a wonderful class led by professional makeup artists that will teach you everything you know about keeping your hair healthy and creating your own personal style.

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Pros and Cons of Homeschooling: Is It Right for Your Family?

shutterstock_167284727As soon as your child reaches public school age, a difficult question arises: should you or should you not send your child off to school? While they certainly need to gain a proper education, is it worth it to send them off into an unknown world filled with bullying and negative influences? Many people aren’t aware of what exactly homeschooling consists of, and whether it will be a positive or negative experience for your developing child. There are a lot of factors to consider before making such a life-changing decision, so it’s important to consider all the pros and cons of homeschooling before choosing one route or the other. [Read more…]

Daily Positive Affirmations: Uplifting Words to Live By

daily positive affirmationsMany people believe that repeating daily positive affirmations is a silly ritual that won’t produce any positive results. While I must admit that I was one of many who thought the optimistic posters that adorned classroom walls were a little cheesy, it is true that you are what you think. If you tell yourself that you will be a failure at everything you try, you’ll give up all hope and you won’t succeed. Yet if you tell yourself that you will succeed, your brain will work as hard as it can to make that a reality. Life is what you make of it, and situations are the way you react to them. The more positive thoughts you have, the more positive your overall experience will be. Whether you’re a fan of positive affirmations or not, you’ll likely find a few here that will help you get through the worst of days. [Read more…]

Interpersonal Intelligence: The Benefits of Healthy Interactions

interpersonal intelligenceDo you ever find that you can walk into a room where you know no one, yet fifteen minutes later are best friends with everyone around you? I tend to be the wallflower at any sort of social gathering, yet my boyfriend can walk into a room and instantly strike up a conversation with anyone, no matter what gender or age or profession. By definition, interpersonal intelligence is the ability to understand and relate to a wide variety of people. By developing your innate understanding of people and their feelings, being able to express yourself clearly, understanding how to accurately assert your needs, influencing others and resolving conflict, you too can develop your interpersonal intelligence.

One of the first ways to begin developing these skills is by learning how to effectively communicate with others. If you’re worried about your lack of communication skills, Udemy has a great course that will help you become more eloquent and concise!
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Behaviour Management Strategies: Taking Control of the Classroom

teacherinterviewquestionsTeaching grade school children can be an extremely arduous task. In a classroom of 20+ students, you need to constantly be at the top of your game. There’s a delicate balance between keeping the classroom under control and completely domineering the area. You want your children to listen to you and respect you as well as their peers, but you also want to make sure that you create an area ripe for learning. By learning proper behavior management strategies, you can stay balanced between being a friend and mentor and maintaining control of your classroom. [Read more…]

Marketing Consultant: How to Increase Company Profits

coaching techniquesWhen a company comes up with a new product or service, they want to get the word out there in any way they can. Unfortunately, most employees of the company are so focused on other aspects of that new product that they don’t have the time to actually help market it. This is where a marketing consultant comes into play. The marketing consultant will use their skills in business and creative thinking to come up with a successful marketing scheme that will spread the word and attract customers. What does a typical day in the life of a marketing consultant look like? What exactly are they expected to do, and how can you become one? While these questions and more will be covered shortly, you can learn even more through Udemy’s course on how to market yourself as a consultant!

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Leg Exercises For Men: Sculpt Your Lower Body the Right Way

leg exercises for menWhether you’re looking to become the next gold metal runner or you simply want to be able to climb stairs without becoming winded, adding in specific leg exercises to your weekly workout routine will help strengthen the muscles you need to move your body from point A to point B. Too many people focus on sculpting their upper body, thinking that the cardio they do is enough exercise for their lower half. While cardio does help strengthen your legs, there are certain muscles that don’t get enough focus simply by running.

While you may be so focused on your biceps that you can’t even begin to think about your calves, consider this: sculpting your lower half increases your overall lean muscle mass, which helps you burn fat and calories faster. If you’re working on sculpting your overall form, you don’t want to forget about your legs. These leg exercises for men will get your bottom half sculpted in no time. [Read more…]