Atman Tea Co. Relaxes The Body

I have the pleasure of smelling the relaxing aromas of the tea from Atman Tea Co. as I write this. The smell reminds me of a health spa and I find my mind drifting to scenes of zen gardens. In this day and age it is more important than ever to take a few moments to relax and enjoy life. The Atman Tea Co. promises a stress-free experience when you drink their teas.

The brand itself is focused on providing a product that is beneficial to the customer. I am also happy to report that their teas are completely all natural and organic. I drink a lot of tea and have found that more and more companies try to trick their customers into thinking that they are getting a wholesome product, but in truth they are tricking them into buying processed ingredients. The Atman Tea Co. is very transparent and honest with their customers, so you don’t have to worry about the quality of the ingredients.

They also take the frustration out of making a cup whole-leaf tea by packaging their teas in biodegradable pyramid tea bags. There is much to be said about a company that takes special care of their product and customers to provide an all-around unique experience. Their teas are hand blended, that means a machine isn’t preparing your blend for you, and their whole business is personable. If you are looking for a product to help you relax, look no further. I highly recommend checking out their website for more information.

Atman Tea Co. – Click here to learn more!

Choosing Your Career (Career Choices)

Choosing Your Career (Career Choices)

Choosing a career, for the first time, can be scary and difficult! You’re walking into the unknown; not knowing if you would sink or swim. Many things come across your mind, such as “how much money would I make”, “is that type of business booming today”, and “how do I know if this is really the career for me”? In excitement and eagerness, you outline your SMART goals and begin looking for ways to accomplish those goals. Today, I want to encourage you about career placement and advancement.

Society teaches the average individual to seek booming careers, such as law, medicine, and IT. In these careers, you’ll always find a job because they’re expanding and becoming necessities to the world. The statement is true, but I caution you to choose wisely. A lot of people start out in one career and transition to another; not because they aren’t intelligent or capable of handling their responsibilities, but because they’ve learned that it doesn’t guarantee happiness and self-satisfaction.

When I graduated from high school, I wanted to be a school teacher because I loved the character of the teachers I had. Educating others seemed self-satisfying to me, so I started pursuing a career in Education. I wanted to help others as well as help myself. Teaching benefits the student and the teacher. As I got through the first two semesters, I began noticing how this career did not meet my expectations. Expectations tend to change as we get older and as we experience new things. I couldn’t cope with my studies, so I dropped out of the academy and started seeking all over again.

There are so many people today that have wasted months, even years, trying to find the career that fits them. They go from one career to another and one job to another. The truth is they haven’t taken the time to stop and think about what makes them happy. Happiness increases productivity. If you engage in a career that makes you happy, you’ll do great at it and always look for ways to improve. Computers, coding, and technical stuff makes me happy, so I don’t mind learning as much as I can about the IT field. Major and go into a career that makes you happy. Some of you may be saying, “what if I don’t know what makes me happy?”

Choosing Your Career (Career Choices)Sometimes, people take Undecided majors because they really don’t know what makes them happy and self-satisfied. One thing I’ve learned to do is watch and analyze those already in the career field. There’s no harm in reaching out to professionals in your desired career field and asking them questions about their experiences. Perform an informational interview with them and after reviewing their experiences, make sure it’s something you would be willing to handle. The second thing I’ve learned to do is job tours. Certain companies will allow you to tour the facility and speak to professionals in the company about their day-to-day duties. Google is a good example. They put videos on YouTube of their employees; showing you how they enjoy working for the company. If this doesn’t suffice, you can schedule a tour to meet Google employees; giving you the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like. Some people need visuals and if that’s you, seek job tours. Besides job tours and informational interviews, you can test out the career for 90 days. Your career today doesn’t have to be your permanent career. Get a feel of things and take in variety from different companies.

All in all, invest in and pick a career that brings you happiness and self-satisfaction. If you do, you’ll find yourself active in the career for a long time rather than becoming burned out after five to ten years. Once you’re placed in your career, be respectful, obedient, and mannerly towards leadership. Take the “baby” approach and learn as much as you can about the business’ overall objectives as well as your annual to-dos from management. Over-accomplish and don’t worry about rewards and compensation at first. It’ll find their way to your lap after a while. Be the sparkle, example, and role-model your team and its members need.

Toast Pop Travels: Hyman’s Seafood Company


In the heart of the historic district of Charleston, South Carolina is a wonderful staple business that has stood for over a century. What began as a wholesale center in 1890 has become Hyman’s Seafood restaurant and Aaron’s Deli; a city landmark, a critically acclaimed eatery, and a very popular dining spot! Critics regard Hyman’s for quality food and service all for great prices and many famous faces have dined there at some point, as you will see by the dozens of gallery-style portraits and even on little plaques on the dining tables. It might get a little crowded, but it is not the least bit uncomfortable and worth the wait. Its popularity contributes to the restaurant’s lively atmosphere.  There is something for everyone at the cost of twenty dollars at most for a dinner meal. The complimentary boiled peanuts and hush puppies are some of the best! Usually families with children are even presented with coupons for complimentary dessert redeemable at the general store on the way out, and you can take some of your Hyman’s experience with you when you purchase from their array of souvenirs! Beyond the hype, a trip to Hymans can be a great personal tradition. It’s a family owned business spanning about five generations after all. My own family often vacations in Charleston, and our experiences are not complete if we don’t go to Hymans. Southern cuisine and hospitality couldn’t be a better value anywhere else!

Plan your visit to Hymans!


Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/HymansSeafood
Menu: http://www.hymanseafood.com/files/file/Hymans_Seafood_Menu.pdf

Mobile app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hymans/id494362469?mt=8
Free for Apple devices. Access their menu, find recipes, get in on the daily deals, and more!  

Kendama Co.

Kendama Co.If you don’t know what Kendama is, let me explain. It is the traditional Japanese ball and cup game that has been received by people from all around the world. This game has taken off rapidly, and it’s not hard to see why! It’s a game that is simple enough that anyone can enjoy it, but it also offers endless possibility for how the game can be taken on and played by professionals.

Kendama Co. is one company that is taking the game of Kendama and producing high quality products that allow players globally to enjoy playing the game with affordable and quality Kendama. When I say that this is a game for anyone, I mean it, you won’t believe how easy it is. One added benefit of the game is that it helps improve your hand eye coordination each and every time that you play it. This game will have you physically moving and figuring out new ways that the game can be played.

Kendama Professionals worldwide enter and compete in competitions to show the world just how far the game can be taken. It’s a game that is truly limitless, and in order to fully enjoy it, you will want to have a truly high quality Kendama. Kendama Co. really puts time and effort into making some of the worlds best Kendama. Everything from the variety of designs and types of Kendama, to the engraved logo, speaks to the time and effort that goes into making each Kendama. Check out their official YouTube channel to see just how extreme this game can get! For more information, check out www.Kendama-Co.com.

Field Notes

Field Notes County Fair EditionsPhotographers, artist, students, professionals, what do all of these people have in common? They could always use a reliable notebook to help them do what they do best. Field Notes is in the business of making high quality notebooks that can be used by anyone and everyone. These simple notebooks come in a variety of options and aren’t full of unnecessary features, they are literally just notebooks that are portable, easy to use, and designed to look great.

Field Notes are even manufactured and printed in the United States, how cool is that? To show national pride they even have a series of notebooks called County Fair where a notebook has been designed for each of the fifty states. That’s right, no state was forgotten! This particular edition features state facts on the back cover and the same great quality paper on the inside.

Don’t waste time with cheap notebooks from your local “everything store”. Get something that will last and something that will become a permanent staple in your everyday life. Who can’t use a great notebook? “I’m not writing it down to remember it later, I’m writing it down to remember it now.”

ArtfulTea

Artful TeaIt’s hard to find a good cup of tea in a market full of mass produced products. ArtfulTea is one company that is changing that. With a vast variety of teas to choose from, there is a blend of tea for just about everyone. This company takes the art of tea making and tea drinking and focuses mainly on that, rather than trying to sell you a cheap product. Each of their teas and tea accessories is of the highest quality and it truly is evident in the taste and smell of their teas.

There are some really cool features on their website ArtfulTea.com that help their customers better understand the art of tea and how to choose the tea that is right for them. The Tea Wisdom section of their website shares insightful information about their teas, how to prepare the perfect cup of tea and even information on how long you can store tea. Aside from a variety of tea offerings, they also have a nice selection of tea related accessories, everything is obviously designed to suit any tea lovers needs. It’s a one stop place to get your tea, accessories, and information about tea. Spend $75 or more and you even get free shipping!

ArtfulTea is one tea company that is making their name known by providing high quality teas that anyone can enjoy. They focus on their customers and providing a unique tea experience every time. Their slogan is “A creative mixture of luxury loose leaf teas and tea accessories” and they live up to that! This fall and holiday season be sure to get the tea lover in your life some ArtfulTea and bring back the true art of tea.

Paperwallet

If you’re like me, you have a hard time finding a wallet that works for you. I myself am environmentally conscious but hate to sacrifice great style. Surprisingly, not many companies are looking into ways to make accessories and functional items, environmentally friendly, with the exception of one very cool company called Paperwallet. This company is true to its name, they make wallets made out of Tyvek, a material that is 100% recyclable!  How cool is that!? We think it’s probably the best idea we’ve herd in a very long time. Now, Paperwallet is all about keeping the green going, so that’s why they offer a really cool program where you can send in your old wallet and get a 15% coupon from them to use towards a Paperwallet!

Sounds pretty good right? It is, but we aren’t just saying they are awesome, we are using their products. The best part for me is the room and space in the wallet for all of my cards and cash. The quality of these wallets is another big point of discussion for new buyers. They look fantastic, but do they stand the test of feeling and using as high quality? Yes, they sure do. Upon first touching one of these artistic wallets you get the gist that it is a very durable and thick paper stock. A great company that is moving forward for our environment always deserves support, and that’s why we fully support Paperwallet 100%!

 

Check out the pictures of our Paperwallets!

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Protein Bakery

You like cookies and brownies? Who doesn’t! Can you imagine getting a delecious baked good and having it filled with the protein that you need? Doesn’t sound right does it? Well, it is real and it is more than possible to get you some of them! Protein Bakery is a company that specializes in providing baked good products that taste amazing and are filled full of protein. Now, I understand that you may be a little skeptical about a cookie that is good for you, or a brownie full of protein, but consider this…Oprah Winfrey herself loves the baked goods from Protein Bakery. This is one company that is not just interested in making a profit either, while any business obviously makes money, they appear to be doing it literally for the love of warm baked treats that provide you with the vitamins you need. They even offer a program where anyone can sell their products and make a nice little chunck of change on the side. A company that cares enough about their customers to offer the products that they want and a program that allows them to make some extra cash off of these delecious treats is one worth checking out. For more information on this revolutionary company that provides us with the food we want, makes it taste great, and fills it with the protein that we need, simply go to www.ProteinBakery.com!

Primula

You hear lots about coffee anymore, but what about tea? There is a large number of people who love tea, just as much as coffee drinkers love their coffee. Primula is one company that takes those people into mind, in fact they take it a step further. Their shop offers a wide variety of teas and tea products, while they do offer a few coffee related items such as a coffee press, their main focus is on teas.

This family owned business has been around since 1946, creating unique and memorable items that make any cup of tea or coffee special. For so many people teas and coffees are more than just a drink, they are something much more special. The cool thing about Primula is that they feel that teas and coffees are very special drinks as well, therefore you can only imagine how wonderful an experience they make it to fix a cup of your favorite hot beverage.

They offer many different and unique takes on the process of making and drinking hot drinks. A lot of their individual drink making and preparation items are clear, glass, and see-thru. One specific reason for this is that they offer some very special blooming teas that you can see better when they are in a clear container. That is just one more way that Primula is making hot drinks something worth talking about and they have been doing a fantastic job at it since 1946, and no doubt will continue to do so for many years to come.

Karmin Crash Your Party

It’s always great to see talented people get recognition, and that is why it is so great to see the online YouTube sensation, Karmin, finally get the credit that they deserve. This duo began showing off their musical talents through YouTube videos, and their obvious musical gifts were easily recognized and they now boast a hit single, Crash Your Party, which is available on iTunes, as well as a fast paced music video to accompany the song.

Nick an Amy are the two that make the music possible. Their single has even been featured recently on Amazon as the hit song of the day. They met each other while attending college and began writing music together and collaborating, and well, the rest is history! Most of their early music that they showed off online were covers of popular pop songs. With a huge fan base that is ever growing and a promising career in the music industry, you are sure to hear a lot more from Karmin in the near future.