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How to Achieve Your Goals

What was the last goal you set? What was your New Year's resolution? Did you accomplish it? As we approach the end of the year, people will be making new resolutions for things they want to accomplish or changes they want to make in their lives. But with such a high...

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10 Survival Words for Japanese

If you are going on a trip to Japan and don't have time to learn to speak (you leave tomorrow), here are a list of Japanese words that should help you find the train and let someone know you are hungry. They won't allow you too have even a basic conversation, you'll...

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Smart Financial Advice

Humans have gotten more intelligent as time has gone by. Unfortunately, with all the technology, our fast paced lives, and the overwhelming amount of options, it seems more difficult than ever to get good sound wisdom. So that's why a lot of times, good sound advice...

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9 Days in Taiwan: Day 8-9

This is actually going to be a short post, because for the most part, it was just travelling. The last day in Taiwan we took a bullet train from Kaohsiung back to Taiwan. And then a bus from the train station to the airport. I was really bummed to be leaving Taiwan...

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9 Days in Taiwan: Day 6-7

On the sixth day of our trip, we woke up early to catch the train to Kenting. Kenting is the ocean, touristy part of Taiwan where everyone goes for their summer vacation. After several hours on the train and an hour long bus ride, we finally arrived. We figured that...

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9 Days in Taiwan: Day 5

Hualien is famous for it's ocean view and it's mountains. There are beautiful mountain landscapes with steep cliffs and rivers running through them. The best part is that a ticket to a day pass on the bus was less than $5. We purchased our tickets and waited for the...

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9 Days in Taiwan: Day 4

Day 4 started off with plans to travel to Haulien. However, since we had a couple of hours before we needed to catch the train, we explored the neighborhood around the hotel. About a block away there was a street with several shops selling various types of herbs, dry...

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9 Days in Taiwan: Day 3

Day three started out with my friend in Taiwan meeting us at the hotel. She took a day off work to show us around Taipei and also to take us to Jiufen. I hadn't seen my friend in many years and she made the trip much funner. Jiufen is located in the mountains about an...

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9 Days in Taiwan: Day 2

After a good breakfast at the hotel, day two started out with us on our way to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. However, on our way to the station, we came across a small outdoor market and decided to check it out. The best way to describe the market would be a farmer's...

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