For all the Black Friday Shoppers

How to get ready for Black and Friday and how to make the most of the shopping experience:

Before Heading out
1. Make a list of all you are buying and how much you plan to spend on each.
2. Buying something expensive? Go to the store now to eyeball it before you return to score the deal.
3. Visit Black Friday websites of stores. Check online for coupons and sign-up for e-newsletters.
4. If you can buy an item online with reasonable or free shipping, skip the Black Friday madness. Check for in-store pickups after the Black Friday mayhem. Some stores have already started Black Friday.

You’re out the door
1. Wear comfortable shoes. Dress comfortably. Don’t wear a heavy overcoat.
2. Create a strategy for texting, calls and email if several family members are at separate stores.
3. Only shop deals. Don’t impulse purchase. Don’t shop for other Christmas gifts.
4. Bring print ads with you, or printouts of online deals, especially if there is a guarantee of “lowest price.”

Making the Black Friday purchase
1. Using store credit cards may lead to further discounts and warranties. Pay in full when the bill comes, or follow a disciplined payment system for those cards.
2. Make certain that you know a store’s return and exchange polices. Don’t forget to keep receipts in a safe place while shopping and at home. Ask for a gift receipt in addition to the sales receipt.

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AMAs Winners List

Artist of the year
Taylor Swift

Icon Award
Rihanna

New artist of the year
Ariana Grande

Single of the year
Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly “Cruise”

Favorite Male Artist(Pop/rock)
Justin Timberlake

Favorite female artist(Pop/Rock)
Taylor Swift

Favorite band,duo or group(pop/rock)
One Direction

Favorite Album
One direction- “Take me Home”

Favorite Male artist – Country/strong>
Luke Bryan

Favorite female artist(country)
Taylor Swift

Favorite band,duo or group (country)
Lady Antebellum

Favorite album(country)
Taylor Swift – Red

Favorite artist(rap/hip hop)
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Favorite album(rap/hip hop)
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – “The Heist”

Favorite male artist(soul/R&B)
Justin Timberlake

Favorite female artist(soul/ R&B)
Justin Timberlake “The 20/20 Experience.

Favorite Artist(Alternative Rock)
Imagine Dragons

Favorite artist(Latin)
Marc Anthony

Favorite artist(Electronic Dance Music – EDM)
Avicii

Favorite artist(Adult Contemporary)
Maroon 5

Favorite artist (Contemporary Inspirational )
Matthew West

Top Soundtrack
Pitch Perfect

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Barack Obama,Miley Cyrus…..on the list of least influential people of 2013

As I was reading articles this morning,I saw one that really caught my attention.
It was about the least influential people of 2013 by GQ.
The list started with Miley Cyrus,Lady Gaga,Justin Bieber, Ryan Reynolds Man of Steel director , Zack Snyder, Alex Rodriguez, Tim Tebow,Will Smith and family,Anthony Weiner,Paula Deen, Donald Trump,Dennis Rodman, just a few to mention. Then I saw Barack Obama’s name.
What do y’all think about the list?

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Inspirational Quotes

1. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan

2. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Emelia Earhart

3. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth

4.Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone

5.The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now. –Bill Cosby

6. Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon

7. We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale

8. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain

9. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –Charles Swindoll

10. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker

11. The mind is everything. What you think you become. –Buddha

12. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb

13. An unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates

14. Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen

15. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs

16. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi

17. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey

18. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso

19. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus

20. Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn

21. Wether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford

22. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain

23. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

24. The best revenge is massive success. –Frank Sinatra

25. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. –Zig Ziglar

26. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. –Anais Nin

27. If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh

28. There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle

29. Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. –Jesus

30. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

31. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau

32. When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. –Erma Bombeck

33. Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him. –Booker T. Washington

34. Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. – Ancient Indian Proverb

35. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt

36. We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. –Plato

37. Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know,” and thous shalt progress. –Maimonides

38. When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. –John Lennon

39. Fall seven times and stand up eight. –Japanese Proverb

40. When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller

41. Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. –Confucius

42. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. –Anne Frank

43. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. –Lao Tzu

44. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. –Maya Angelou

45. Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions. –Dalai Lama

46. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. –Sheryl Sandberg

47. First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end. –Aristotle

48. If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. –Latin Proverb

49. You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground. –Unknown

50. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. –Marie Curie