Either in casual or formal events: Bolvaint will suit you perfectly

Either in casual or formal events: Bolvaint will suit you perfectly

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Suited for your needs

Are you in the look for an element to use at any formal occasion, which has also the characteristics of being functional enough like to carry your documents safe? Do you need a piece that you can carry to a casual event where you also need to take your laptop? Would you like to look good at using a fashion accessory whether it is a special moment or not? Well, then there are some good options for you in the market so you can please all of those need and still feel comfortable, fashion and trendy at the same time, it is a Bolvaint piece.

 

Created with technology, elaborated with passion

All of the elements, the materials, the design, the looks, the colors, the functionality, the finish, the style, the trendy scenarios, everything has to be thought at the moment of the creation of an element or accessory of clothing. A Bolvaint briefcase would easily reunite all of those elements in only one pieces, as it has been conceived thinking about what the buyer would look for in it and also the best appearance and material confection for users comfort and taste, every single feature has been thought at the confection of a Bolvaint.

 

Online availability

If you check for a Bolvaint piece in Amazon, the reviews and comments that this piece have would make you go for it immediately, this is actually the place to get one of them since it is a very reliable platform where it is shown and described in perfect ways for users to be interested and have one in complete satisfaction. You are only a click away from a very unique piece in the market, check and see that it would also be a great option for you.

5 Online Fraction Manipulatives You Should Know

5 Online Fraction Manipulatives You Should Know

Fraction manipulatives make fractions concrete.  You can display these 5 online fraction manipulatives on a smart board during lessons.  Students can also use these on chromebooks, iPads and laptops.

 

Fraction Manipulative #1: ABCya Fraction Tiles

These fraction tiles are my go to virtual fraction manipulative. I love the way they snap into place. I have real life fraction tiles like these in my classroom. Sometimes we use the hands on version, but some kids love using them online. I let kids choose whether they want to use the online manipulatives or hands on.

These are great for adding fractions with unlike denominators. The kids are able to show equivalent fractions. I encourage them to follow the line on the pop out from the fraction they are looking at to see what other denominators have the same line. This helps them choose a common denominator.

 

Fraction Manipulative #2: Math Playground Fraction Scales

While this is another set of fraction bars, these are different in that they can be split into smaller pieces. When introducing multiplying fractions, I use a PowerPoint with visuals. Some students need hands on opportunity with the concept of 1/2 x 1/2 means 1/2 of 1/2. You can pull out scissors and paper and have students use shapes, but this virtual manipulative allows kids to split fractions in half, thirds etc. It is a great tool when starting out with multiplying fractions.

 

Fraction Manipulative #3: Fraction Circles from Eduplace

Why does everyone talk about pizza when they teach fractions? Because it is delicious? I’ve seen people complain about the pizza comparison. If it is the only comparison you ever make, that is a problem. But, please don’t stop connecting fractions to real life. It means something to the kids. I use the brownie pan analogy when we are talking about fraction bars. I find that sharing food analogies really drive home the concept that large denominators mean smaller pieces.

 

Fraction Manipulative #4: Fraction Bars from McGraw Hill

This fraction bar tool provides a user error free opportunity for working with equivalent fractions. Working as an interventionist, I find that most students that come to me for help with fractions have the root of their difficulty in the lack of understanding of equivalent fractions.

 

Fraction Manipulative #5: Math Playground Fraction Bars

These fraction scales take comparing fractions and equivalent fractions to another level. When introducing comparing fractions I take students through several strategies.

MOST DISTURBING BOOKS EVER WRITTEN

MOST DISTURBING BOOKS EVER WRITTEN

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There are books you adore, books that bore you to tears and books that changed your life forever. Then there are novels so horrifying that, even though they can make you physically ill, you just can’t put them down. But you just wish you had. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you a list of the most disturbing books ever written.

 

Daddy Love By Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates could make a top ten most disturbing books only on her own. Known for writing intellectual horror, this prolific author has written over forty novels and short story collections that deal with heavy matters. In Daddy Love she dissects the terrifying mind of a serial child murderer and the devastating consequences of losing a child. Joyce Carol Oates did it again.

 

Spider By Patrick Mcgrath

Reinventing gothic horror is not very easy but Patrick McGrath does a terrific job with Spider. Few others writers have managed to get inside the schizophrenic head so accurately and realistic. A must read if you’re into psychological/psychoanalytical novels with a very unpredictable twist. Also a made into a movie by cult director David Cronenberg.

 

The Girl Next Door By Jack Ketchum

Oh, boy. What a ride this is. And it’s even more disturbing since it was inspired by a true event. It tells the story of a girl who gets kidnapped, tied up in the basement and tortured to death by her aunt and cousins. It’s never gratuitous, but always a blood-curdler.

 

Salo Or 120 Days Of Sodom By Marquis De Sade

Made into a classic transgressive horror film by Pier Paolo Pasolini, De Sade’s book is way more disturbing than the movie can ever be. And the movie is just sick. You know the word sadist, right? Guess where it comes from? De Sade. That kind of sums it up.

 

The Necrophiliac By Gabrielle Wittkop

Death and Eros? Just words. Sex with fresh corpses? Deeply disgusting. But if you can get past the stomach turning details of this short novel, you will discover a strange kind of poetic beauty and a literary masterpiece. Not for the easily disturbed.

AMAZING PLACES TO VISIT IN ITALY

AMAZING PLACES TO VISIT IN ITALY

BLUE GROTTO

Situated on the Capri coast in the southern part of the country, the Blue Grotto is a 60 metre long and 20 metre wide ocean cave. The place offers a spellbinding blue light rising from the sea floor and the sun beams passing from the cave opening. The Blue Grotto is the most popular sight in the Capri island which can only be navigated using a tiny row boat.

 

VATICAN MUSEUM

Globally known as the place that houses the world’s greatest paintings in the entire history of arts, the Vatican Museum contains the pieces and masterpieces collected by various popes beginning in the 16th century, when it was first constructed.

It has 54 galleries with a ceiling designed by Michaelangelo himself. Back in 2013, the Vatican Museum was recorded as the 6th most visited art museum in the entire world.

 

ROMAN FORUM

A massive sprawl of ruins from primeval government structures situated at the very heart of Rome, the Roman Forum showcases ancient temples, basilicas, as well as the entire public space wearing its polychromatic dress. Locally, it is known as the Forum Magnum.

During the Middle Ages it was chiefly utilised as a grazing field for cows, and was extensively mined for its stone minerals. These excavations however only served to enhance the beauty of its other structures: the Arco de Tito, the Tempio di Antonino e Faustina, the Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Miranda, as well as the Basilica Fulvia Aemilia that dates back to 179 BC.

 

SAINT MARK’S BASILICA

Emanating from the theological history of Italy, Saint Mark’s Basilica is the most popular church in Venice. This gorgeous church is located near the Grand Canal. Added to this, Saint Mark’s Basilica presents itself as one of the most distinguished example of Byzantine architecture in the planet.

 

MOUNT ETNA

A domineering sight in the eastern part of Sicily, Mt. Etna is the tallest active volcano in the European continent. Also known as Mongibello, Mt. Etna is the highest peak in the southern portion of the Alps in Italy.

With a recorded height of 3329 meters or 10,922 feet, Mt. Etna is one of the most distinct volcanoes in the world, and it has the capacity to support extensive farming and agriculture due to its fertile soil. It is also a part of Parco dell’Etna, a national park in the country.

Read on to find out the reasons to keep chimneys clean…

Read on to find out the reasons to keep chimneys clean…

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It is health for your house

In the view of planning our future, we should always think of the improvements to do to our home in order to keep it ready for any case of selling or inheriting to our children in the future. If we don’t pay attention to the little detail fails now, then in a not so long future, everything will start to fail. The chimneys of our houses, for example, when we see little cracks, or bricks falling off, it is a clear moment to think of quick repair. Experienced technicians worldwide, and a bit more specifically in the area of the United States can fix all facets of chimney restoration, from repair to rebuilding.

 

Make a healthy place for your loved ones

In the moments of family reunion and in the case of romantic diners, the place where those events take place can make a big difference in our minds. One very special spot of our homes is our fireplace. It happens that, according to the experts in the area, chimneys need to be cleaned and in optimal conditions at all times, they say that it helps make sure that the heat vents a lot more efficiently and it works properly.

Studies have shown that the result from the heater or chimney is carbon monoxide, also known as the “silent killer”. This colorless, and odorless gas is poisonous and significantly affects the health of those who inhale it. But actually, there is nothing to be worried about, because with the experts on the area working on your chimney you will always have no more than the best family place that anyone can ever have, a healthy fire place. If a professional works on your chimney repair and its regular clean, it will reduce the chance of getting carbon monoxide leak in the home, and then you will have an ideal place to sit with your loved ones.

 

Let the professionals give your chimney a nice touch

Experts in the hard work of cleaning and repairing chimneys would meticulously fix any fireplace or heater they see with specific attention to detail. If we do that cleaning and repair regularly enough then it won’t be that hard every time it is done. Professionals in the area will keep your fireplace in excellent conditions so that people always see the best tide of the cozy chimney you have.

The 9 things I miss in Tokyo

The 9 things I miss in Tokyo

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I love Tokyo! At least once a day, I think about Tokyo (or something about Tokyo). I have been to Tokyo about four times, and whenever I visit it never fails to amaze me with cool things. I’m not sure yet when my next visit is going to be, but hopefully it will be sooner.

 

Harajuku Takeshita Street

Whenever I visit Tokyo, this place is my first destination. I love this narrow fashion street. The stores are unique and affordable too. Latest street fashion trends can also be found on this street.

 

Studio Ghibli Museum

The Studio Ghibli Museum is one of my favorite museums to visit in Tokyo. It’s not too big, but the theme of the museum revolves around the different Studio Ghibli animations. And it is also very cute.

 

Themed Foods

My favorite places to visit in Tokyo are the cute themed cafes. Most of the time the food are also in-themed too, like shaped/designed similar to the theme of the cafe. One of my favorite food was the Moomin shaped pancake from the Moomin House Cafe, it was so cute and yummy too.

 

Gachapon

Gachapon is a capsule toy vending machine. I miss getting random cute charms or figurines from these vending machines.

 

Hello Kitty Japan

Hello Kitty is pretty much everywhere, there’s the Sanrio Store, Hello Kitty Japan, etc. I miss buying Hello Kitty items and seeing the different Hello Kitty Japan exclusive things.

 

Ichiran Ramen

Ichiran Ramen is the best ramen I’ve ever had. Ichiran is a ramen restaurant (they’re all over Tokyo), where you can customize your ramen too. I don’t think I will ever get tired of eating this ramen.

 

Shibuya109

I miss going to Shibuya109 especially at night. The shopping is just so much more fun during at night especially with friends.

 

Donki

Donki is a kind of like a department store that sells unique and random things. They have cosplays, beauty products, food, etc. I miss going here since I find really cool stuff like cute pens, socks, and other things. And they’re usually open until late at night.

 

Taito Station

I enjoy playing different video games and playing the UFO catchers (claw machines). Taito Station is a place for gaming/entertainment like arcades, claw machines, etc. This place especially the one in Akihabara has floors of arcades and games.

Customise your t-shirts, customise trends and fashion!
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Customise your t-shirts, customise trends and fashion!

Dress your own style

There is nothing better than having on what we really want to have on in fashion terms. There is nothing better than looking great wearing your own style! If you like to wear t-shirts, then do it with style, no matter when or where. The style has a lot to do with the attitude and that is why thinking about the design, patterns, textures and prints is as important as what you are finally sharing, and if you add to that a bit of fun then you have the best combination.

 

Customise your t-shirt

Yes! Exactly as you are reading, customise your t-shirts! In this interest over colors, textures, and patterns, the personalized t-shirts is the raising trend. This new style consists on printing the ideas you have in mind onto your t-shirts, and many people worldwide are having this as the novelty in fashion. The question is simple, how cool is it to have your own pattern in shirts and even more, to know that the product you are wearing is of excellent quality? Printing your own customised t shirts, or the patterns that will be used in any context, is what the people from clothing companies do nowadays. Anything that can be created by any custom, the specialists in printing and customizing t-shirts can do it.

 

Always think ahead in trends

If you want to leave your mark, then, the best thing to do is to think first than anyone and be original in what you do. Printing t-shirts with your own style and creativity may be the difference between what people like and what they will have in the future in terms of trends. The business of customised t-shirts has seen a very positive growth in the resent years, if it continues that way as steadily as it is going, then will see a lot of people in new styles and fashion and an industry of printing t-shirt as profitable as any other successful one. It all depends on finding the patterns, colors and designs that go along with our style and then the people who know more about it will be there to offer help.

 

 

Seoul Travel Tips You Should Know
Old fortress gate with light trails at downtown

Seoul Travel Tips You Should Know

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NO TIPPING!

I love this about traveling to Asia. No tipping anywhere. The closest to tipping was when taxi drivers would round up the fare if the change was just 10 cents.

 

WEAR SHOES THAT CAN BE TAKEN OFF EASILY

You never know when you’ll need to take off your shoes. At a few restaurants and cafes where we sat on the floor, I had to take off my boots to enter the dining area. I wore tall boots so they were a bit of a hassle to slip on and off.

 

PAY AT THE REGISTER

At restaurants and cafes with table service, take the check to the register to pay as you’re leaving. The servers won’t pick up your check at your table.

 

DON’T LITTER

This one is difficult since it’s almost impossible to find trash cans, but you can be fined if you litter. There have been a few times where I carried my trash all the way back to the hotel.

 

GET A WIFI EGG AT THE AIRPORT

Pick one up it at the airport when you arrive and you can carry this small router with you to get wifi everywhere. With this, you can avoid paying for an international plan on your cell phone. There’s a deposit and it costs roughly $10 a day. Make sure you leave time to return it on your flight back.

 

TAKE THE AIRPORT BUS

I did research on how to get to my hotel from the airport and I decided to take the bus, KAL Limousine Bus for $16, which was a bargain since the ride took about an hour and a half! There are signs at the airport in English and when buying a ticket at the booth outside, you tell them which hotel you’re going to. I picked a fairly large hotel and the bus took me right outside the hotel entrance. Easy. The limousine bus seats were huge and comfortable.

 

GET IN LINE

This is a tip I tell everyone when traveling. If you see a line anywhere that serves food, get on it! I discovered the amazing hodduk at Insadong that way on my last trip to Seoul.

Free Things to do in Paris You Should Know

Free Things to do in Paris You Should Know

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People think that Paris is an expensive city. I hear so many people say, “You don’t want to spend too many days in Paris, it is too much money.” But it can be affordable. Especially if you follow my list of free things to do in Paris that won’t break the bank!

 

Explore the famous cemeteries

The Cimetiere du Père Lachaise is one of the most famous cemeteries in the world and is the resting place of Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde and Edith Piaf. The Cimetiere de Montmartre dates back to 1798 and is the famous resting place of Alexandre Dumas and Edgar Degas. These cemeteries are both free and very interesting. The Montparnasse cemetery houses the graves of such renowned writers and thinkers as Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Charles Baudelaire, and Julio Cortázar.

 

Visit Notre Dame

Entering Notre Dame is free. You can walk around and enjoy its enormous Gothic splendour. It doesn’t cost one penny to go inside. But if you want to go up the tower and take a tour of the bells, that is an extra charge. However, Notre Dame is incredible inside and out. There are other amazing view points of Paris where you don’t have to pay, so skip the tower tour.

 

Take a free walking tours

Different Companies offer Free City tours meeting in Montmartre and the Latin Quarter. Every day at St. Michel in the Latin Quarter and in Montmartre you can join a free walking tour of Paris. We’ve taken a couple and always learn a lot from the guides. It’s up to you if you want to tip at the end.

 

Go on a pub crawl

In Montmartre you can join a free pub crawl of the bars in the area. A great way to go where the locals go. Just look up free walking tours in Paris and you’ll find many a tour that takes you on a pub crawl. It’s also a great way to meet fellow travellers enjoying Paris too. There’s nothing better than having company as you explore the city.

The Most Delicious Foods You’ll Miss After Studying Abroad in London

The Most Delicious Foods You’ll Miss After Studying Abroad in London

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Gelato from Gelupo

Perfection exists in the form of handmade gelato on Soho’s Archer Street. I thought I could forget you, Gelupo, but where else will I find flavors like Ricotta Chocolate and Black Pepper? This long distance thing isn’t working.

 

Cookies from Ben’s Cookies

BRB, flying across the pond for a warm, melty chocolate chip cookie from Ben’s. They’re that good.

 

Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry

There’s absolutely no excuse for this not existing in the United States. We have McFlurries. We have Cabury Creme Eggs. Get it together, McDonald’s.

 

Meat Pies from Pie Minister

Pie Minister is both an A+ pun and the best place in the city for meat pies. Try the Moo Pie made with British steak and craft ale, or any one of their creative offerings, and then bring one back for me.

 

Anything from Pret A Manger

Of course you can find Pret A Manger in big cities in the U.S., but you only actually eat there when you’re in London. Mostly because they’re on every corner and it’s delicious, but also because you eventually got tired of the Sainsbury £3 Meal Deal.

 

Latte from Monmouth Coffee

Just because the Brits make such good tea doesn’t mean they skimp on quality coffee. A Monmouth latte is almost good enough to convince you to stay in London forever, even if you always have to queue for it.

 

Scotch Eggs from Scotchtails

Scotch eggs are soft-boiled eggs encased in sausage, rolled in breadcrumbs, and deep fried. You will become addicted to eating them all the time, then forced to go through an insane withdrawal.

 

Fortnum & Mason’s Afternoon Tea

Even if you didn’t drink tea before you studied in London, you started almost as soon as you landed at Heathrow. You paid wayyyyy too much for afternoon tea, but didn’t complain at all when they said you could have as many plates of scones as you wanted.

 

Mince Pies at Every Christmas Party

Christmastime in London means lights on Oxford Street, festive jumpers, and parties all over the city with mince pies and mulled wine. You’ll come home and expect the same. It won’t compare.