The Advantages of Attending a Fashion Show

For some people a great time means having a party, then for others it is just being themselves and watching the latest movie or reading a book that they like. Even so, for others, there specific idea of having fun is going to a fashion show.

It is often found to be true that you might find yourself ending up being a fashion show addict after just one show. A fashion show is not just simply numerous hours of sitting and watching attractive woman walk down the catwalk in extreme outfits. It is a great deal more fun than that. You even have the opportunity to get a lot out of the show as well.

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Clearly, if you go to a fashion show, you will get to view the latest fashions. This can assist you, even if you’re not a fashion sellout. This can help you out by giving you an idea of what particular fashion is in at the moment. Even though you may not be particularly interested in what everyone is wearing, you might be inspired to update your wardrobe just a little bit more or find some idea for a fashion that is uniquely your own.

Additionally, a fashion show can provide good entertainment when you find that the latest fashion is, well, hideous. How much fun do you think it will be to have a good laugh with your family and friends about some model who appeared wearing a lion mask and a tail when you get back home?

Goodie Bags

Even though not all fashion shows provide them, some fashion shows give out goodie bags to their attendees. Who doesn’t like free stuff? Even though you may not like all the things that goodie bag has in it, you can re-gifted at some later point to someone who you know will like it. The bigger and better the name of the fashion show, the bigger and better the goodie bag they will hand out.

Meeting People

Fashion shows typically end up being excellent social gatherings. First off, you might be able to make some new friends. You might realize that your new best friend was sitting right next to you at a fashion show admiring the same male or female model (as the case may be) that you were. Even better than that, you might meet some important people.

I am not just speaking about the beautiful models, fashion designers, or guest appearances by celebrities. I am referring to important people who could quite possibly shape your career. For example, if you’ve been trying to break into journalism. There might just be a newspaper editor reporting at the show. Making a social connection with them could give you a jump start into a possible job.

Going to a fashion show might not be your idea of fun or your ‘cup of tea’ as the saying goes. Nevertheless, everyone should at least go to one. You might find a new trend you would like to try out, meet someone that is life-changing, or even realized your newfound love of fashion.

If you end up not enjoying the show, you can always head back home and vow to never go to one again. Regardless, you’ll have some type of funny story to share later in life and now you will not be able to say that you have never seen one before.

Are We Talking About “Health Care” Reform, Or “Sickness Care” Reform?

All the talk about “Health Care Reform” has certainly ignited a fire in countless Americans! Every national news and talk radio show is focused on this hot button topic recently.

The economic crisis is clearly the catalyst for the proposed sweeping changes in national “health” care. Scarce funds and resources, as well as a pending economic “collapse” (as some describe) are forcing us to consider how to manage health care in tough times… and in extreme circumstances.

We’re hearing terms like “rationed health care”, “socialized medicine”, “universal insurance” and the “value of human life”. It’s no wonder this subject has sparked such heated dialogue.

Spending the first 23 years of my life in “socialist” Canada, and still spending much time and energy in their medical system with both of my parents, I may have a different perspective from the sensationalized one being portrayed in media.

I’m perfectly willing to admit that I don’t understand all the politics and red tape involved. I simply have a memory of how things really played out in that system and countless experiences to call upon.

Growing up, I quite clearly recall paying out of pocket for many doctor’s and specialist’s visits, treatments and procedures, and paying a partial “co-pay” for the remaining forms of care: physical therapy, surgery, prescriptions, etc. Not exactly the picture I continue to see painted on the news.

Studying and working within the field of health and wellness for the past 18 years, I know I have a different perspective. First, I wish we’d quit calling this “health care”. The subject of this conversation is “sickness care”. I know I can’t change that, but it annoys me! Words are important.

I have no challenge with paying for – investing in – my own health. I will gladly invest in lifestyle choices that proactively build better health. Choices like: healthier foods, high quality nutritional supplements, pure water, exercise classes, equipment and tools, Chiropractic care, massage, less toxic personal care, household and lawn care products, and so on. I don’t expect a hand out for any of these things… although it would sure be nice! It’s just not realistic. My health and my family’s health is my responsibility.

If we continue to talk about sickness care as though it will somehow provide us with health, we’ll continue on our devastating trend of unparalleled rates of chronic illness in all age groups. We’re confused.

What drug, surgery, insurance plan or federal program could ever fix a problem due to a lack of fresh, healthy, whole, untainted (genetically required) real foods? Or a problem due to sedentary living and lack of regular (genetically required) movement? Or a problem due to a lack of healthy emotions like love and joy? Or a problem due to toxic thoughts and emotions like fear, worry, hate and hopelessness?

Thinking that national “health care” is responsible for our health is irresponsible on our part. It’s also foolish. Their paradigm is still the sickness paradigm. Why on earth would we expect them to deliver us health?

Do I think that we should have a system to help those in need achieve better health and receive sickness care when needed? Yes. But I sure would love to see the main focus of such a program be on “health”! I’m certain we’d spend FAR less on sickness care (and “health care” as a whole) if that were the case.

I’d also love to see the pharmaceutical industry focus on health rather than profits, and drugs only be used for life-saving endeavors… but I digress!

I’m blessed to live in a country with excellent sickness care options. In the case of emergency or trauma or life-saving procedures we have the best. In the case of “health care”… not so much! Sadly though, it’s all there. Everything we need in order to create ideal health is right here at our fingertips. As a culture, we just keep overlooking it and choosing sickness care, expecting health as the outcome.

Our paradigm is inaccurate.

As individuals, imagine if we all began to proactively take steps to create better health. We would no longer play the role of passive by-stander or helpless victim in this game. That’s where I think our focus needs to shift – why wait around to see what’s decided FOR us? Regardless of whatever decisions are made by this current administration, we can certainly become healthier one by one, family by family. Isn’t this the perfect, most necessary time to take responsibility for our own health and safety?

Science has clearly shown us that it’s our lifestyle choices – how we eat, how we move, how we sleep, how we respond to stress – that directly determine our level of health, function, performance and our ability to prevent and reverse chronic illness. Getting healthier means making more pure and sufficient choices while simultaneously reducing toxic and deficient choices. No one can do this for us but US.

When we shift to this responsible, proactive and accurate belief about health care, THEN we will have a truly beneficial health care reform and a profound strengthening of our economy!

Are you confused by the overwhelming, often contradictory health information these days? Concerned that your family may not be as healthy as they could be? So you feel stressed out and exhausted… and just too darn tired to make positive, healthy lifestyle changes? I’m here to help! My name is Dr. Colleen Trombley, also known as Dr. Mom Online. I have a knack for simplifying Health and helping busy people restore balance to their lives.

Quality of Young Fashion Designer

As the saying goes, ‘Clothes make a gentleman’ (without being gender biased, lets add on ‘and a gentlewoman to it’!), over the years people have become conscious about their looks and one’s outfit is what plays a major role in it (with the right attitude, that is always needed).

Obvious as it seems, fashion designers are sought after greatly by the wealthy and the famous, as they are in the public attention and media focus constantly. A young fashion designer is a very nice term to be referred to but it isn’t as easy as one-two-three to be there.

Fashion designing can be defined as a practical art that involves design of fashion wear, garments, and clothes in general along with other lifestyle accessories.

A good fashion designer is paid heftily and what better than to be getting paid high when young. A good fashion designer needs oodles of talent and creativity coupled with some solid education and opportunities.

Education regarding fashion designing along with talent can make a young designer earn a fortune alongside fame and a crowd of admirers.
Many wannabe young fashion designers assume fashion designing to be a not-so-difficult profession to be in and a lot more young fashion designers neglect the need of a formal education in fashion designing. A fashion institute teaches a young fashion designer (aspirant) the basics of fashion- the clothing, the pattern making, sewing and so on.

Although, this isn’t a must, it enhances a young fashion designer’s knowledge on fashion which can be helpful in the future. It boosts the morale of a designer and gets rid of the feeling of insecurity which many young fashion designers are bugged down with.

Today, young fashion designers are many in numbers and have a lot of opportunities in the world of fashion. New innovative designs, graphics and outfits come up every season. T-shirts, jeans, trousers, shirts, traditional wears, ethnic wears etc from around the world are experimented with to form unique attires unknown to the fashion world before.

Modern fashion designing has two categories, namely ‘haute couture’ and ‘ready to wear’. While ‘haute couture’ refers to the custom made and sewn outfits that is usually done for private clients, ‘ready to wear’ refers to the range of collections which aren’t custom made and which come in standard sizes and fitting.

A young fashion designer needs to have something which makes him/her stand out in the crowd. A young fashion designer can be called a pro, if he/she really re-defines fashion!!!

Can Being Overweight Prevent You From Obtaining Health Insurance?

During the past 10 years there has been a dramatic upturn in Obesity and overweight adults in America and as you can imagine it has had a serious cost impact on the U.S. health care system. While many consumers who are denied health insurance coverage for being overweight or rated with a “fat tax” may feel that they are being jilted by the insurance underwriting system. Fair or not treatment for health issues associated with overweight and obese individuals does have significant repercussions on the economy and the overall cost of health care.

The underwriters use a system for determining your height and weight calculations to determine acceptable ranges. The correlation of the two defines a number called the BMI or ” body mass index” and gives the underwriters an estimate of body fat. According to the department of human health services a BMI of 30 is considered obese and 25 to 29.9 is overweight. If your BMI is higher than 43 you will not likely qualify for traditional health insurance coverage. If your BMI is between 29-43, a health insurer may choose to offer you health insurance with a rated up premium. If you have pre-existing health issues in relation to your weight, such as diabetes, hypertension or heart disease, a health insurer may deny you coverage altogether, even if your BMI is within range. In addition to the BMI the belly fat or waist circumference is a good indicator of future health problems associated with excess weight such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

Overweight inactive individuals with a propensity to store excess stomach fat will eventually experience insulin resistance, and or other heart health issues. When underwriters review an application and see that an applicant has a combination of these pre-existing conditions a red flag is immediately raised regarding the application. Underwriters have certain risk criteria they use when combining your BMI with other risk factors such as smoking, and the health issues previously mentioned that might be exacerbated when combined together.

Certain combinations of these will result in a decline for health coverage. Excess Weight Affect Your Health and Cost of Health care? While many overweight individuals may feel they are being railroaded by the insurers, the conclusion is that between 2 and 7% of all health care cost are associated with overweight and obesity, which resulted from health issues associated with the treatment of the overweight factors such as hypertension, insulin resistance or diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiac conditions, certain forms of cancer, respiratory issues, inactivity, absenteeism from work, mortality cost, and loss of family income from premature death. What You can Do to Obtain Approval For A Health Insurance Policy If you believe you may be overweight and may not qualify for individual or family health coverage, you can take a few precautions prior to submitting a health application. You should find a qualified health insurance broker who offers more than one carrier’s products and is knowledgeable about some of the underwriting requirements or is able to research the best plan for you.

You can complete a prescreen application which will allow the broker to communicate with underwriters the issues prior to submitting the application and improve your chances of approval and avoid a potential decline. A decline can really be detrimental to obtaining creditable coverage. You should also review the BMI tables while not all tables are the same this will give you an idea of how close or far you are from current healthy body mass index levels for your height. Lastly consider improving your health for your own benefit by starting some basic exercise like walking 30 minutes a day, educating yourself about nutritious foods, eliminating empty calories like sugar and saturated fats and creating a lifestyle that makes you feel good, makes you productive, make you look great, reverse some health problems altogether and extend your life and most of all affords you quality health insurance.

Jobs in Health Informatics Are Becoming Plentiful

The way most doctors and health care professionals do their jobs has hardly changed over the past thirty to forty years. Contrast this with the enormous changes in, say, transport, manufacturing and telecommunications!

But hang on to your stethoscopes! Despite the fact that some doctors still have their heads buried firmly in the sand, the winds of change are blowing and most doctors are now using electronic communication technologies, if not enthusiastically, then at least regularly. The combination of technological change, the demands of business and the rise of consumerism are causing radical changes in the way healthcare is practiced around the world. Health Informatics experts are poised to revolutionize health practices by implementing the enormous changes needed in the health system, that have already occurred in other industries. These professionals typically have backgrounds in either healthcare, such as nurses and doctors, or information technology, and then receive cross-training so as to be able to work across both areas in the newly emerging electronic health systems of today and tomorrow.

The changes in healthcare will be the 21st century’s equivalent of the public health initiatives of sanitation and nutrition which revolutionized health care in the twentieth century. Integration of online technologies will see doctors and patients working together on electronic health records with patients having much more say in their treatments. The development of widely available broadband networks and video mail will bring electronic health into everyone’s home. Patients and doctors will work collaboratively on the internet as parters with the agreed mutual objective of health improvement.

Look at how fast the average adolescent can send messages on their phone – gone are the days when a telephone was just an audio device. The way we interact with communication systems is radically changing the way we behave and think in ways that are impossible to predict. And the computer literate children of today – the millenials and succeeding generations – will drive these changes. How many doctors want to interact with patients using instant messaging? Not many today, but the doctors of the millennial generation will probably think nothing of this approach. And these sorts of systems will be developed by experts who have been trained in health informatics, and who understand how to apply information technologies of all sorts to change and improve the way that we deliver patient care.

Knowledge has never been as important – and as accessible – as it is today.

Technology, and in particular, Internet technology, is transforming the academic medical landscape. A large number of institutions are moving to digital-only radiography and full electronic medical records. I no longer write any notes on paper – all my clinical work is electronically recorded. Residents now come to rounds armed with a vast array of reference information stored in hand-held personal digital assistants. The iPod is now a platform for lectures presented either as “podcasts” and “videocasts” and is also used as a mobile x-ray image viewer. Continuing medical education is increasingly available through the Internet. The digital revolution has greatly altered how academic health systems pursue education, research, and clinical care, and this is spreading through the rest of the health system.

The provision of clinical care is changing rapidly as health informatics technologies become increasingly used and accepted, with a move away from episodic care to concentrating on continuity of care, especially for patients with chronic disease who will create the greatest disease burden in the future. Care is gradually moving away from a focus on the service provider to that of the informed patient and from an individual approach to treatment to a team approach. Increasingly, less focus is placed on treating the illness and more is placed on wellness promotion and illness prevention: the model of the”Information Age care” first described by Dr Tom Ferguson MD. To move to this future of information age healthcare, the availability and use of information must be strengthened to facilitate changes in health service delivery, and a much greater focus must be placed on developing and refining the information technology infrastructure, and on training experts in health informatics who can create and develop the electronic clinical environments needed by both patients and doctors.

This is all occurring at a time of difficulty in our economy, but America is known for its capacity to thrive on challenges, and to rapidly change its industrial practices in the face of adversity. The health system needs large numbers of experts in health informatics, and training programs are being rapidly expanded. The University of California Davis Health Informatics graduate program, for instance, has doubled the number of Masters Health Informatics students in one year, and has enrolled 76 new students in a fully online Health Informatics certificate program within the last three months. The Obama Administration is putting billions of dollars into health informatics implementation and training with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and increasing numbers of jobs in health informatics are already appearing. The jobs website, CareerBuilder has just marked health informatics as it’s number one emerging industry job opportunity, and is highlighting a number of jobs in areas as diverse as telemedicine, nursing information officers, clinical information technology liaisons, programmers, analysts, data integration experts and health service managers.

Utilizing Mind Technology To Your Advantage

Mind technology can be used to enhance the ability of your mind to perform in your daily life. It’s not medicine, nor does it require any sort of treatment. It is simply technology that can help you through practice. It provides you with tools that can help you focus and direct your mind towards a focused point. Many businesses are seen to have goals. Goals help a business determine the course of action they are to take in the future. Without a goal, they would be clueless about what their purpose is. Similar is the case of the mind. Mind technology helps the mind focus and enhances its power.

It can simply allow you to increase the performance of your mind, allowing you to control it and focus. There are many products that can be classified as mind technology to help you harness the power of your mind. There are many technologies that use technologies that are controlled by thoughts. This allows people to connect with computers using the power of their mind. These kinds of products detect brain waves and use those to take actions that you might be thinking of. There are applications for games that can help you play games without a traditional mouse or keyboard. Instead you play with your mind. You can even use technologies like these to perform tasks similar to the clicking of a mouse, sending emails, composing emails etc, all with the power of your mind without using your hands.

You might be wondering about the benefits of such mind technologies and how can they be of advantage to everyone. Besides helping you sharpen your brain and make more use of it, they can be used by people who are disabled as well. Not everyone can use the computer because of their disabilities. These mind technologies can assist them to use the computer just like you do, with the power of their minds. Similarly, it is useful for people with psychological abnormalities, such as children who suffer from attention deficit disorder (ADD). Besides all these advantages, you will also be able to do your work better, since your mind will now be trained to have a larger capacity to focus. Your concentration span can also be increased if you use mind technology to help you. Mind technologies can be used in the field of education too.

Mind technologies simply help you to clarify the process your mind undergoes on a daily basis. This clarification helps you think in a better manner, concentrate more and focus more. This increased focus and concentration will reflect in your work and enhance your performance as well. Mind technology is showing its benefits to people now more than ever and should not be underestimated. The mind is the most powerful tool of the human body. Harnessing it and controlling its power benefits you by improving your thinking process. If you feel that you need mind technologies to help you improve the performance of your mind, you should definitely try them out yourself.

Finding Technology Professional Services That Deliver

Technology professional services are in great demand today. A company that is into the business of information technology can perform better if it has the support of professionals that promptly provides what it needs and works hand in hand with its objectives. Years ago, information technology was treated as a strategic differentiator. Now, it has grown to become a crucial component of business. However, because of its complex nature, some companies are unable to keep up with the system and the need to keep on top of transition brought about by a constant stream of changes and improvements. The easiest way for a company to manage these complications is by outsourcing these particular duties.

Getting outside help when it comes to information technology plays a critical part in the survival of a company. For small businesses especially, managing technology is not a top priority as the focus is more on the front-end of the business. By outsourcing this particular task, they can continue with their major business responsibilities and leave the technology aspects to experts. Finding the right IT professionals enables a company to obtain savings over the long run and can be the big difference between living through crisis situations and moving on ahead for progress.

How to find technology professional services

The easiest way to find out about good IT professional services is through a number of methods.

* Word of mouth. Ask clients and suppliers as well as family and friends about their IT needs and where they go to when they need advice on technology. They usually offer suggestions and recommendations basing on their personal experiences.

* Search online. Use the internet and look up terms like “IT services” or “tech support” to come up with a list of possible service providers. Trim the list to professionals who offer services that are in line with your needs.

* Use a business-to-business directory. This can yield a list of IT professionals that offer services that the company specifically needs. Such a directory can help companies find IT consulting firms that offer information technology optimization solutions, IT on-site support, and technology managed services, among others.

What to consider when choosing an IT services provider

There are a lot of aspects to take into account when in the process of picking a suitable technology services provider. The following are among the top considerations:

* Efficiency in providing IT services. Check the company’s history and customer referrals. These should give clear indications on how they are doing when it comes to delivering their services.

* Availability of tools and resources. For an IT service provider to be effective in its performance, it has to have the proper tools, resources and systems in place so as to provide required services. Evaluate their system in fixing concerns, managing transitions and their techniques in effectively dealing with their help desk.

* Cost effective service plans. Review the service plans offered by an IT service provider, particularly the arrangement regarding service levels. Choose only the services and applications that will be beneficial to your company. The Service Level Agreement should plainly complement with the company’s business requirements. A professional that can provide a three- or five-year plan with detailed budget estimates is worth checking

How Critical Is Information Technology Training To Your Future?

Information Technology (IT) is as important as any other discipline like marketing, accounting, human resource etc. Information Technology is a very essential component of almost every business in this world. Having proper Information Technology training means that you are able to differentiate yourself from your major competitors and hence attain a competitive advantage over them.

Effective IT training consists of giving in-house workshops or training sessions, many universities and schools also organize such workshops to train students the most effective information technology skills. Information Technology training means helping managers and firms adapt to various business processes and changing circumstances. Such training focuses on the ways that emerging new technologies affect how business is conducted on a high level or large scale. IT training courses help provide knowledge and information about the use of technologies in different IT areas, which results in making quick informed decisions, yield profit for your organization, improved customer satisfaction and ensures survival of your organization in this increased competitive world. Some of the roles that professional are interested in the area of IT in getting training are mainly

• Management such as MIS (Management Information System), PM (Project Management) etc.

• System Administration
• Business Intelligence
• Support Operations
• IT Development
• DBA (Database Administration)
• Graphics and spreadsheets
• Word processing

There are various Microsoft training and programming languages courses available. Various training courses are provided in the most popular programming languages such as C, C++, Java courses, PHP, Microsoft visual studio courses etc. Moreover; Database management training is a part of Information Technology that helps develop your skills and understanding of data management, for example: MySQL, Oracle etc. Cisco training courses provide you in-depth knowledge on Cisco Networking Technologies.

Importance of Information Technology training

The technology department of any organization should be aware of the changes that are taking place on daily basis in different technological areas in order to sustain and survive competition. The purpose of IT training is to prepare an organization to effectively manage its information and resources. Proper Information Technology training can increase productivity and efficiency of the employees of the firm. IT training in the areas of computing such as getting training on how to manage flow of information by using new technologies and computer systems can have significant impact on the company’s as well as its employee’s performance. Out-dated and old methods of computing, managing data and flow of information can be time consuming and can produce delayed results and outputs. IT training in the areas of management such as ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) or SAP which is the latest data integration module can increase effectiveness and efficiency of the firm. Apart from that, the main importance of IT training is increased customers satisfaction and customer loyalty, as customers are always interested in getting quick, fast services and deliverables.

If employees and management are not given proper IT training regarding new systems, it might disrupt the business processes, it can result in unsatisfied customers, delayed tasks, improper decision making, and reduced profits.

How Can Technology Help in the Classroom?

Teachers who strive to improve their classroom setting often wonder about the addition of technology and how it might help their students. While the debate about whether technology helps or harms students continues, parents and teachers must understand the potential benefits of using technology in the classroom.

Improving Technical Skills:

In this modern world that constantly produces new and improved technological advances, the skills that come with technology are vital to future success. Children need to learn skills like typing, research and communication via technological devices early. By learning the basic skills in school while they are young, students are able to improve their ability to keep up in this ever-changing world.

Increasing Motivation:

New technological devices are ideal when it comes to motivating students. Books, paper and pen are often boring and make it challenging to motivate the students. Bringing in a new gadget that has e-books or interesting learning tools helps draw in students and motivate them to try completing tasks because they are able to also try out the new device. By motivating the students to learn the technology, teachers are also helping them learn vital skills like reading, arithmetic and sciences.

Helping Special Needs:

Technology used in the classroom can also help students who have special needs keep up with their peers. For example, a student who has problems hearing can use a tablet with a record to written feature that allows him or her to record the lecture as the teacher speaks and then see the written form of the lecture. This helps him or her keep up with the activities in class. Technology is useful in a wide range of applications that helps students who have special needs of any type. Depending on the particular disability, students can apply advances in different measures.

Working Together:

Students who are striving to learn the use of a new technological device often end up working together and improving their communication skills through tutoring, discussion and simple inquisitiveness. As students discuss and try new ideas while learning the new technology or software, they are improving their ability to work out problems without the help of adults and become better at communicating. This ability to work together to solve problems carries forward into adulthood, when students will need the skills to succeed in future careers.

Technology is a useful tool that teachers can add to the classroom setting. It has a wide range of potential benefits that can improve student learning, motivate and help for better life skills. As teachers incorporate more devices and technological items to the classroom, the students will benefit from the improvements to the learning environment and ultimately will see improved success that increases self-confidence.

Technology: Where Would We Be Without It?

Did you ever wonder where we would be without technology? Imagine how your life would be if we didn’t have networked computers, smart phones, electricity, and books (eBooks and paper-based). It is almost impossible to think of our lives without it. What exactly is technology anyhow? How has it changed our world? Did it change our world for the better or worse?

According to Wikipedia, technology is “the making, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems or methods of organization in order to solve a problem or perform a specific function. It can also refer to the collection of such tools, machinery, and procedures.” That means that anytime you read a magazine, turn on the lights, use your computer, and the Internet, you are using technology. Therefore, if you can read this, thank technology. Language, especially written language, has probably had the most profound effect. Think of all that gets communicated among us every day. Without words or important inventions like the printing press, something like the World Wide Web would probably not exist. Add mathematics, metallurgy, and electricity to the list of innovations that have permanently changed our lives, too. Just imagine a world without sky scrapers, automobiles, or television. All of it is possible thanks to technology.

Some think technology has made our lives considerably better. Just think of all you can learn through books and Web pages. Imagine the lives that can be saved with modern medical knowledge and equipment. Consider that world’s farms are now more productive and can feed our growing population. These are just some the wonders technology has brought.

For some, the complexities of modern life are not worth the convenience. With all of our devices modern wonders, we often find ourselves working longer hours than we might with lower levels of technology. If you have ever spent a vacation free of cell phones, computers, and television, you know that the simple life can be much more relaxing. However, our society has become too dependent on technology to be able to give it up any time soon. Even cultures that do not embrace modern technology must coexist with those that do and depend on them for trade as well.