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Beat the January Blues – Proven Habits of Amazingly Happy People

Happy Friday All,

Struggling to get through January? The holiday period a faded memory?

Well I was sent this article about the Habits of Exuberant Human Beings the other day (its an old one but a good one!) and thought it was definitely worth sharing.

Happy Friday - Happiness Habits

There is a popular theory, created by Martin Seligman (the father of positive psychology)  that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us. The article goes on to state some pretty simple but highly effective things we can all do to build a happy lifestyle.

I wont list them all here just a few of the ones that jumped out. The article is definitely worth a read so go check it out.

1. Knock Knock….

knock knock

Yep you may have heard it before but there actually could  be some truth in the old saying, laughter really is the best medicine.

Laughing releases endorphins that increase pleasure, can reduce stress and more.

So crack out the joke book and share the laughter.

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How to Post an Ad on bey3.com in 3 Easy Steps

Happy Monday Everyone!
As a lot of you might have already noticed this week that we made a huge change to our post an ad process. Our goal was to make it easier to understand and a much nicer experience. Hopefully for those of you who have used it you feel it is. :)

With this change we thought it would be useful to go over the steps involved to post an awesome free ad on bey3.com. There are 3 Easy & Quick Steps.

Step 1: Click Post A Free Ad – The Big Orange Button!

Post a Free Ad

This will take you to our sleek new log in page:

Post an Ad Log in Page

On this screen you need to:

  1. Enter your email address (so we can keep fraud off the site)
  2. If you already have an account with us then you can enter your password and click continue.
  3. If you don’t have a password just choose that you’re new, enter a password of your choice and click continue. Before posting you will need to verify your email address, we send you an email with a link that you need to click. This will tell us its a real email address that people can respond to.

Now onto step 2.
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10 Tips for Buying an Apartment

tips in buying an apartmentIf you’ve decided to buy an apartment, you’re probably aware that it will be one of the major investments of your life. Really, why throw your money away on rent when you can buy your own property for the same price? Still, having a roof over your head will make your life easier and stressless only if you buy a home you can afford and, of course, a home that will meet your needs. In this article you will find ten basic tips that will help you choose and buy a perfect apartment.

  1. Before you even start looking for the place to buy – think, calculate and think again. Have you got enough money for a decent deposit? How much can you borrow? How will monthly repayments affect your budget? There are many simple tools on the internet that can help you deal with these questions – online budget planners, mortgage and deposit calculators, and so on. Use them. As for the deposit size, you will probably have to pay between 15 and 25 per cent of the purchase price, so make sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew. And don’t forget about taxes, fees, removal van, repairs, and furniture. They also cost money.
  2. Decide what you are looking for – which area do you prefer, how many bedrooms do you need, do you want a garage, are shopping malls, schools, kindergartens in the vicinity important to you? When you’ve figured this out, you can focus your search on desired location.
  3. Check sales in the area, research the market and compare the prices. Be in touch with the local real estate agents because many flats sell before they appear in the ads.
  4. When you’ve found the property that suits you, go and see it. Note down all the important information about the apartment – when it was built, how long and why do the owners sell, were there any problems in the neighborhood or with neighbors, when were electrical and gas installations inspected, what’s included in the sale, and so on. And of course, ask your solicitor to do a research on the apartment.
  5. Take pictures of the apartment so that you could compare it with the others you take into consideration.
  6. Make sure to view at different parts of the day. It might look nice and calm during the day, but you wouldn’t like a bunch of junkies shooting stuff in their veins under your balcony.
  7. Check for the mold, wet corners, rust pipes and leaking radiators. Test if all the doors and windows are working well.
  8. Think how much to offer. You can get a lot of help on the internet forums of the property search websites for people there have tons of experience.
  9. Consider auctions. Apartments selling in the auctions can be much cheaper than the ones on the market. However, you will probably need to invest some money and time in renovation.
  10. If you are satisfied with the apartment and your offer is accepted, exchange the contracts with the vendors and book the moving van.
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How To Furnish Your Home or Office On a Budget

furnishing your homeFurnishing your home or office can be pretty expensive – new couch, office chairs, desks, carpets – you can end up flat broke. Fortunately, there are some tricks that can save you thousands of dollars. If you want to achieve the best value for money when it comes to refurbishing and decorating your premises, you don’t need much – just some time, a lot of creativity and relatively small amount of money. And here is how:

Before you buy anything, try asking around a little bit to find out whether your friends or their neighbors have some stuff they want to get rid of. Maybe you can use a couch or a table that is lying around your cousin’s house, change the fabric or repaint it for a fresh look. Furthermore, it is possible that you already have some pieces of furniture hiding unnoticed somewhere in your house or garage so you could use them and avoid spending additional money for furnishing your house or office.

Now that you’ve exhausted all possibilities of friends and relatives, it is time to get organized. Before you start spending any money, decide how much you can or want to spend and make a list of all the things you need. By doing this you will avoid buying items which are too expensive or unnecessary.

The next logical step is browsing the internet. There are numerous websites where people sell, or even give away used and unwanted things, especially furniture, home appliances, and clothes. The truth is that it may take you some time and nerves to find what you need, but you can shop at prices that are up to 80 percent lower than the market price. The other good idea is to buy wholesale or look for the liquidation sales. Stores that are going out of business sometimes sell items at only 20 or 30 percent of their retail value.  Also, look for the factory outlets where they sell products much cheaper than the shops due to the fact that there’s no middle-man.

The next thing you can do is to paint the walls. Paint is pretty inexpensive way to change the look of your house or an office and the best thing is that you can do it by yourself. If you’ve never done wall decoration before, the abundance of tutorials and step-by-step instructions you can find on the internet can be of great help.  There are also websites where you can ask professionals for a piece of advice or download home and interior design software for free.  This way you can visualize your ideas, experiment with colors, and remodel your home or office online before you start with the real work.

Also, pay attention to lights. Take full advantage of the natural light and get some cheap lamps that will enrich the space. Just keep in mind that you should avoid cold fluorescent and over-bright light because it can cause eye strain and fatigue.

In the end, add some details – cushions, nicely framed pictures, paintings prints, flowers or other plants which will make the space look warmer and give it a personal touch.

 

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How to Manage Job Interview Nervousness

How to Manage Job Interview NervousnessHaving some anxiety before an interview is quite normal, especially if it’s the first interview or one for a promotion. Learn how to impress and wow at the interview in spite of nervousness and how to forget about it at the same time.

Start by planning ahead. Make sure you plan what you are going to wear and which documents you have to bring. If you have any doubts or you’re not sure about something, don’t be scared and feel free to call the company and get those issues resolved. When you plan everything to details you will look more professional and fresh, stress free. Don’t ever be late to an interview.

Prepare yourself. Do your homework and learn everything, or as much as you can, about the company you’re interested in. An interview is like a test for which you have to be well prepared if you want to get the best possible grades. You have to know what are the advantages as well as disadvantages of the job you’ve applied for. Since most of the questions will be similar to: “What can you do to contribute to the organization?” you have to single yourself out. Pretty much everybody will answer that they are hard-working and motivated, so you have to point out your particular qualities that can be useful for the job. Another question you’ll probably have to answer is “What are your weaknesses?” It is actually a very popular question among employers and their intention is to find out how you deal with challenges. Name your weakness and explain what you did to overcome them. For example, you could say that you had a problem with time management but now you use an organizer which helps greatly with it.

How to Manage Job Interview NervousnessDon’t think about anything else! When you’re on your way don’t think about other things. Leave aside anything else that bothers you and occupies your mind, concentrate solely on the task ahead, your appearance and making the best possible impression. This can only be done if you’re confident and don’t have any distractions. However, if you do have something else planned that day, cancel it and focus on one thing only.

Ask questions! It’s interesting that people remain nervous even after the job interview. It is most likely due to the fact that they don’t ask questions they think of during the interview because of the stress. Always ask what you want to know, that way you will avoid being confused about something later on. It goes without saying that you shouldn’t ask absurd questions, you will only bury yourself and reduce the chances of getting the job.

Look nice! Talk well and comprehensible – don’t forget that the first impression is also the last one. You must look and act as a professional. Food is also very important, never go hungry to an interview. Remember – after a good meal you’ll feel refreshed and full of energy, but having a large meal will make you feel drowsy, so be careful. Don’t forget to brush your teeth, wash your hair, and generally smell nice.

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Dos and Don’ts in the First Day at a New Job

First Day at a New Job – Dos and Don’ts

dos and donts in the first day of a new jobYou have thoroughly investigated what the company does, you have prepared yourself, passed all the selections and – here you are, at your new job. First day of work is a unique opportunity to make a great first impression. All the same, regardless of whether this is your dream job or you’re here just to earn the money you need, adjusting to the work environment has its challenges for which you should be ready.

Basic preparations

One of the most important things is – be punctual, maybe even a little early. Plan the alternative routes to work in case of traffic jam, so that you could get there on time. Ask around what your first day will look like, whether you’re supposed to report to someone, etc. Read all the documents they give you – instructions, the code of conduct, dress code, statute, a guide through the organizational structure, in a word – everything.

Relationship with colleagues

Introduce yourself to colleagues and try to remember their names. Repeat each name aloud, in order to engrave it into your memory, and be polite. A bad first impression can’t be fixed easily. Feel free to ask questions – everybody likes to be of assistance as it makes them feel better, so there is no need to “manage” on your own. On the contrary, if you refuse the help you might offend the person who offered it, or just make them feel uncomfortable, and it is highly unlikely they’ll be willing to help you once you really need it. Find some common topics and don’t try not to make them work related. Music, books, sports are all good but, at first, avoid more intimate subjects such as divorce, death, marriage, religion, politics, sex and philosophy. Just keep it simple and be natural.

Do your best, but don’t overdo it.

dos and donts in the first day of a new jobTake notes of all you’ve heard and learned. Establish some short-term goals, and as you get to know the system, you can set the long-term ones. As much as you know your job and can manage the tasks before you, remember that every work place has its own “how the things work” policy: first couple of weeks, maybe even months you’ll spend learning those tricks. Don’t try changing anything at first, but also don’t underestimate the fact you’re new – try to bring some freshness, new ideas, energy and initiative.

Smile, be positive, and get to know your colleagues: it is especially important to learn right at the beginning who is really in charge and can delegate work and who is just trying to dump their part of the job on you. Be diligent regarding the execution of tasks and build a good relationship with your boss – it will come in handy later on when you need some help or an advice regarding a job or the days off.

Finally: keep coming a bit earlier, and don’t be the first out the door at the end of the shift.

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How To Avoid Used Car Scams

Used Car Scams And How To Avoid Them

used car scams

As most of us know, buying a used car can help you save money on your purchase. However, a big disadvantage of buying a second- hand car is that you are morevulnerable to scams. Unscrupulous car sellers perform scams which can cost you more than $1,000. The number of used car scams is rising a year after year. Here are some tips to avoid being part of them.

One of the first things when buying a used car is checking the car’s history. Vehicle’s service history should give you important information including performance, repairs or other problems. One of the mostly used car scams is odometer rollback. You should know that average mileage per year is 9,000 to 12,000 miles. If odometer mileage seems too low for vehicle’s age, it’s red alert. Be very careful and keep your eyes wide open. If a vehicle has mechanical odometer, check the numbers well. Digits should be in one straight line. Look for any scratches on the glass or fingerprints under it.

 

Scratches and loose screws on the dashboard may be a signal for odometer manipulation. Take a car for the test ride to see if the speedometer will stick. When it comes to electronic odometer, you can use some of the computer programs to check if there are any odometer alterations.

Next thing on the check list is the condition of the interior. Check the seats for any stains, rips, tears or other types of damage. Look for any stickers under the hood that can show that the car had major services.

used car scam

As you already know, buying a used car from a dealer is different from buying from a private seller. Except for selling you the car, a private owner has no other obligations toward you or the car. That is why some used car dealers pose as a private seller. Some greedy dealer can charge a “cottage fee” of $200 for the preparation and paperwork. That is a pure rip off so read purchase agreement carefully before you sign it.

Although your desired car looks as good as new, it is a good idea to spend around $100 for professional mechanic inspection. You don’t want to save hundred bucks and wind up with a car made by welding halves of two other cars.

Be cautious when a dealership offers you extended warranty. Remember that there is no better warranty than the original coverage of the new car.

You should be aware that the money scam is going on the moment the seller starts convincing you to take the car home immediately leaving him finish the financing papers. A few days later, they will call you to come back to sign another contract because the initial deal fell through. Normally, new financing deal will be much more expensive.

If a car you like has a price that seems too good to be true, always do some internet research. If the price is much lower than average, don’t believe in any of the seller’s stories. It is probably a scam.

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Buying A Used Car? Used Car Buying Tips – Simple to Follow

Buying a used car? – Read our simple to follow used car buying tips.

When buying a used car, beware of getting a “cat in a bag”. Of course you’re not that naïve to buy a rusty old shell, but discovering what’s hiding under the bonnet is a hard nut to crack, especially if you’re not a mechanic. Here are a few tips that might help.

How Fat Is Your Wallet?

simple to follow used car buying tipsYou might find buying an old Dodge Viper very attractive, but you should keep in mind that registration of that vehicle will cost you buckets of money every year, so don’t rush. The purchase itself is only a small part of what you’ll have to spend on the car.

Calculate the cost of taxes and fees, check the insurance rates for that car group, and how fuel efficient the car is. Buying a well maintained car will save you a lot in the long run. Last, but not the least important, unless you plan to keep this ride till one of you die, find out what the car is expected to be worth in the following years.

You Can’t Believe You’ve Found Such a Great Deal? Then Don’t.

Go online and search for the cars of similar type, age and condition. If there’s a big difference in prices, you should be suspicious because if the car is much cheaper from others of that type it was probably hit in a crash, stolen or the odometer was tempered with. It’s not worth your hard earned money!

Private Owner Versus a Dealer

It you decide to buy a car directly from a private seller, you have to be aware of the risk. Although these cars usually cost less and the price is flexible, car owners don’t provide any warranties. Buying from used cars dealers is much safer option, but there are a few bad apples among them. So, be careful to choose a reputable or a franchised dealer whose cars meet the standards of motoring organizations, but still be cautious. Avoid paying in cash, get a receipt and never ever sign a blank form.

Check The Car’s History

When buying a used car, do your homework. The thing of the utmost importance is to check the car’s history. Check that the numbers on the car’s VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) plate and engine plate match those in the car’s registration papers. For a small fee you can check the car’s history – is there’s a lien on the car, was it stolen or damaged in a crash.

Don’t forget to check the car’s service history as well. Ask the seller for details concerning the previous owners, maintenance and request for MOT certificates for the past years.

Take A Look

simple to follow used car buying tipsIf you inspect the car in the dark or rain you could fail to notice defects like dents, scratches and lousy paint job. If you really can’t wait for the rain to stop, bring a cloth so you could dry certain parts of the vehicle – for example, the doors and wings to see if they match perfectly. If they don’t, the car has certainly been in a crash. Bring a magnet to see if some areas were repaired with filler.

Make sure that you or, even better, a mechanic you trust, take a thorough look over the car. Check for rust and welding marks, examine the tires, suspension, and transmission. Also take a look under the bonnet to see there’s no oil leaking from the engine. If you find anything suspicious – turn around and find yourself another car.

Test Drive A Car

When buying a car, especially second-hand, the test drive is of vital importance. Before you use the opportunity to check that the vehicle is in working order, find out if you are insured to drive other people’s car and if the car is licensed for use on the road. A test drive should last for half an hour minimum and cover different road surfaces so you could see the car’s behavior in various situations. Pay attention on the gear change – it should be smooth, without any strange noises. The brakes should respond well and the pedal must not drop when pressed. The steering wheel shouldn’t shake and wobble.

Remember, these are only some general tips. Every car is specific, so you’ll have to find additional information once you decide on the type and model of the car you want to buy. And Bey3 is the best place to start your search.

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Being Safe When Buying Online

being safe when buying onlineInternet shopping became an inseparable part of everyday life. Online shops are open 24/7, present the widest choice of goods and services and, above all, they save your time and effort. However, there are certain risks associated with the online shopping, so it is very important to pay attention on what and from whom you are buying, so that your credit card number doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. Here are a few tips that will help you stay safe when buying on the internet.

1. First of all, before you make any purchase online, make sure that your computer doesn’t have any viruses or other malicious software. Run a full system scan using some reliable antivirus program and install a firewall on your computer. The scammers may use a virus or a Trojan to gain access to your online passwords, credit card details, or your Social Security number and use them to raid your bank accounts.

2. Whenever possible use payment methods such as PayPal or PaySafeCard. PaySafeCard is probably the safest method available since you purchase it in a local store and all you have to do is enter the given pin number when shopping online. You can protect your PaySafeCard with a password as well. So, what can happen if someone, in spite of all aforementioned precautions, figures out the card’s pin number or a password? Not much. The worst case scenario is that you’ll lose the rest of the money from the card, while your bank account remains untouched.

Using PayPal, Moneybookers or some other e-commerce business requires opening an account and putting some money into it which you do by using a credit card, direct transfer from another online account or even PaySafeCard.

3. If you are not familiar with a merchant, ask the company for an address, a stationary phone number, and company registration details for your country. This way you can do some background checking and confirm the company’s reliability with the consumer agencies. Don’t afraid to call the company if you have any questions.

4. Before you make an order, find out what other customers say about the internet store. Surf the internet to find out how others evaluated the company and services it offers. Company’s good reputation in the real world doesn’t mean that their online service will be as good. If something doesn’t seem right, reconsider your purchase.

5. Always look for additional costs before you make an order. Check how much you’ll have to pay for the shipping and packaging, will you be able to track the parcel from the moment of the purchase to delivery, check the return and refund policy, product guarantees, and so on. If you are buying from another country, don’t forget to check the currency, exchange rates and what additional costs such as duties, taxes, and customs clearance you’ll have to pay. You don’t want to end up with a dollar worth item and a hundred dollar worth duties.

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What makes you a Perfect Tenant in the Eyes of a Landlord

Find Out What makes you a Perfect Tenant in the Eyes of a Landlord

Most landlords are very picky when selecting a good tenant for their rental. Since property owners don’t have enough time to really get to know each potential tenant, you as a renter have to know several universal characteristics landlords like to see. Perfect tenant in the eyes of a landlord depends on the individual preferences of the landlord. Factors that make a perfect tenant are various and numerous but, as mentioned before there are some ground rules for being a perfect renter. All landlords are int
What makes you a Perfect Tenant in the Eyes of a LandlordAfter you spent a couple of weeks, sometimes months, at the apartment rental market you have finally found a nice apartment with good location close to your work. All the other important things such as the grocery shop, restaurants, laundry shop, and hospital are nearby. There is just one small problem – you have to beat other 25 applicants for that specific apartment.erested in three things – paying rent on time (the golden rule for tenants), keeping the rental place tidy without any wrecking and good relations with neighbors.

You have to stand out of the crowd and make sure the future landlord likes you. You have to pass the screening procedure and ensure the landlord that you are a trustworthy person. Know your needs and know your budget. Remember that some landlords don’t allow pets in their apartments. If you rented before, obtain a rental resume containing full reference letters from the previous landlords or property managers. Convince them that you are a perfect tenant.

Good income will increase your chances because every landlord checks the credit score of a potential lodger. Make sure to have enough money in the bank account, so that you are able to cover the expenses of the landlord, and other possible fees.

There is no official dress code when meeting the landlord, but at least wear something clean. In many points, a search for a good apartment and a search for a good job are the same. Make a great first impression by using your attitude and clothes.

Never be late for the meeting with a landlord. Actually, you can be a couple of minutes early. This way you are sending message that you are always on time and that you’ll pay your rent on time.

Before you sign your lease read it carefully from cover to cover to avoid potential problems. If you are a pet owner don’t lie about it. Sooner or later your pet will be discovered by a cautious landlord and you can be evicted. If you have a rental resume that shows your pet is behaving well, present it to the landlord. If pets are allowed, clean up after them. If you are a dog owner, keep him on the leash when going out.

Landlords like long-term tenants who are able to solve minor issues by themselves. Just play along with the game and you will be happy for a long time in your perfect apartment.

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