Stop By the Axis Pizza Cafe & Salad Bar!

Don't forget to stop by the Axis Pizza Cafe & Salad Bar, conveniently open from 11 a.m.-3 a.m. daily.

For a full menu and to order online, visit their website at:

Stop By the Axis Pizza Cafe & Salad Bar!

Don't forget to stop by the Axis Pizza Cafe & Salad Bar, conveniently open from 11 a.m.-3 a.m. daily.

For a full menu and to order online, visit their website at:

Get The Job: 5 Great Resume Writing Tips

The job market is more competitive than ever, so your resume has to be ready for battle! Oftentimes, it's the first impression you make on a prospective employer, and is also a great leave behind to keep you top-of-mind. Therefore, it should be crafted with care. Below are five essential things to consider before sending out a resume.

–        Keep It Short. We tend to think longer is better, but when it comes to your resume, that's not the case. Don't pad your resume with useless information, instead, be clear, concise, and to the point, and only list the skills and experience that are applicable to the job you're applying for.

–        Quantify Things. Be sure to use numbers and measurements whenever possible. For example, what sounds better: “Managed employees” or “Managed over 100 employees?” Putting a number to your achievements makes them more concrete to a prospective employer.

–        Prioritize Your Skills. Always list the most important information at the top of your resume. For job descriptions, start off with the most difficult or specialized tasks and then continue to the more generic ones.

–        Customize Your Outline. Creating one generic resume will not do the job for every position you're applying for. Instead, take a few minutes before you send out a  resume out to make certain it is both relevant and job specific.

–        Sell Your Benefits. One of the most effective ways to communicate your skills is to outline how you can increase revenues, increase productivity, or lower expenses. Be sure to include some simple examples of how you accomplished these goals in the past — this bit of info will surely impress your potential future employers.

What To Do First: Stretching or Exercise?

By now, we all know that that stretching is an essential part of our fitness regimen. But one thing that's not clear is whether to stretch before or after your workout. Many people disagree about when it's best to stretch, so check out the info below that will help you make up your mind.

There is a common belief that stretching before exercise helps reduce the risk of injury, but this statement has never been proven to be true. In general, it's believed that it's best to perform dynamic stretching, such as high kicks and arm circles, before your workout. Then post-workout, you should work into some static stretching—forward bends, hamstring stretches, quad openers, and the like—should be performed after your workout for best results. Remember to hold static stretches for 30 seconds, and don't hold your breath while you stretch. Instead, breathe deeply and feed your muscles with oxygen.

Burn Off the Thanksgiving Fat

Few meals cause more diet damage than a Thanksgiving dinner. Containing upwards of 1000 calories, an average Thanksgiving meal puts a big dent in any healthy diet. Once you’ve recovered from your turkey hangover, it’s time to get your diet back on track for holiday weight loss. We’ve put together this post-Thanksgiving guide to help you trim the holiday fat and pack on some muscle. Who says you can’t get a head start on your New Year’s resolution?

Holiday Weight-Loss Tip #1 – Build muscle. What does building muscle have to do with burning fat? A lot. The more muscle you gain, the faster your metabolism becomes. Because muscle requires more energy (aka calories) to maintain than fat, building muscle is an effective way to boost holiday weight loss. Men’s nutritional products like a men’s creatine monohydrate supplement and a men’s anabolic activator can help support strength gains and visible muscle growth. Check out “10 Quick Tips to Build Muscle” for more men’s nutrition and fitness tips.

Holiday Weight-Loss Tip #2 – Maximize your workouts. The holiday season is well underway, and your schedule is probably getting more hectic by the minute. Make the most of your gym time with the best men’s nutritional supplements. Nutritional products like a men’s pre-workout supplement and a men’s post-workout supplement can help boost your workout performance and shorten your recovery time for faster results. “Introducing MenScience Scientific Nutrition Program” has more details on these great men’s sports nutrition supplements.

Holiday Weight-Loss Tip #3 – Eat small meals — frequently. After a big Thanksgiving dinner, your stomach might get used to the thought of big meals; you may notice you have a bigger appetite now. To control your cravings, eat smaller, more frequent meals. Eating every 2-3 hours can help manage hunger pangs and avoid holiday weight gain – as long you control your portions. A whey protein shake, a handful of nuts or some air-popped popcorn are some good snack ideas that can hold you over until lunch or dinner. “5 High-Protein Foods for Men” offers some other snacking solutions to consider.

Holiday Weight-Loss Tip #4 – Take a thermogenic supplement. Boosting your metabolism with a men’s thermogenic supplement may help you burn more calories. Using natural ingredients like green tea, a men’s fat burner helps support a fast metabolism for maximum fat burn. You’ll also notice an increase in energy after taking a men’s fat burner. Check out “What is a Thermogenic Supplement?” to learn more about the benefits of men’s fat burners like MenScience Thermogenic Supplement Formula.

Holiday Weight-Loss Tip #5 – Don’t stress. The holidays can be stressful for many of us, and this stress can manifest itself in the form of emotional eating. Instead of eating your emotions, go to the gym instead. You’ll regret emotional eating, but you won’t regret a good workout. Drink your men’s pre-workout supplement and head out to the gym before giving into your cravings – the scale will thank you. “How to Stop Food Cravings” has more tips on managing your appetite.

The Jake Dareff Legacy Run: A 5K Run for a Great Cause on October 20th

A 5K race for a great cause, The Jake Dareff Legacy Run commemorates the life of Jake Dareff. Just three years old when he passed away from a rare form of leukemia, Jake showed lots of determination, care, and love in his all-too-brief life. Jake's friends and family have kept his memory alive with an annual 5K run. Throughout its 18 years, The Jake Dareff Legacy Run has shared Jake's story with members of the community and offered consolation and support to families battling cancer.

Interested in participating in the 18th annual Jake Dareff Legacy Run? This year's run will take place on Saturday, October 20th, 2012 in Jamison, Pennsylvania in Central Bucks County, not far from Doylestown and just outside Philadelphia. Click here to learn more about The Jake Dareff Legacy Run, including info on how to register.

The Jake Dareff Legacy Run
October 20, 2012
Jamison, PA

15 Best Autumn Decorating Tips and Ideas

The return of cooler temperatures, fall colors, and nature changing before our eyes is all the evidence we need that autumn is officially here. Adding autumn touches of décor to your home will help you transition into the new season with excitement of the passing of the year. From the exterior to the interior of your home, fall décor colors can be rich and robust or subtle and subdued. Choose your style and see how these 15 decorating tip and ideas will make you want to jump into a pile of leaves to celebrate autumn!

1.) Display artwork that depicts fall themes/colors: In your front foyer or located on a predominate wall; fall artwork can change the mood in your home instantly. Consider nature themes with fall colors in oranges, rusts, and golden yellows. If you prefer more abstract art, oil paintings with browns, reds, and burnt umber will make a statement without being obvious.

2.) Dining room table centerpieces/settings can welcome in fall: Depending on if you want to go formal or casual for your table, choose colors that reflect your home décor and the season. Consider using red and yellow apples for an informal organic and edible centerpiece. Remember, the centerpiece doesn’t have to be stagnant, add or detract from it throughout the season for added visual interest. For more formality consider place settings and table linen that has hints of fall colors and themes.

3.) Dress up your front porch with fall inspiration: Use tall corn stalks, raffia, or straw to wrap around entry porch columns and mailboxes. Use thick colored ribbon in deep oranges and browns to contrast with the straw. Carry these same materials into lanyards or garlands around your front door and entry.

4.) Use your fireplace to showcase seasonal décor: Your fireplace mantel has been waiting for this season! Whether you look in your yard, or you travel to an arts and crafts store, dried leaves and pine cones make great décor. Small pumpkins, gourds or dried leaf vines, and colorful candles will brighten your mantle and spirits.

5.) Cooler temperatures mean cozy sitting areas: As the temperatures begin to fall, bring out the fall colored throw blankets to place on couches or in adjacent baskets. Complimenting fall colored throw pillows will complete any cozy nook for you cuddle up and enjoy a good book.

6.) Bring the aromas of fall into your home: Fall decor can be visual but it also involve your other senses like smell. Pumpkin pies, cinnamon apple cider, and first burning of your fireplace are all welcome aromatic ways to make your home feel full of autumn inspiration. Consider using candles, incense, or boil a pot of spices – cinnamon sticks, cloves, and nutmeg to instantly transport your home into fall mode.

7.) Use your imagination with fall D.I.Y. projects: Fall is the perfect time to visit home improvement stores and arts and crafts stores for inspiration. Look for workshops and home decorating tips being offered for free at these locations. Fall decorating cable television programs on home improvement networks are also a good resource for grabbing inspiration.

8.) Fill jars with seasonal colored items: For simple and inexpensive display items, fill mason jars or decorative glass jars with candy corn, or other colorful novelty items. Try filling various sizes with colorful dried beans, or healthy after school snacks for the kids. Décor can be functional and beautiful!

9.) Welcome guests with a beautiful autumn wreath at your front door: Simple grapevine wreaths are gorgeous on their own. If you prefer more adornment consider adding pine cones, leaves, berries and corn husks to your wreath. If you have a large home with many windows that face the entry of your home, consider placing matching wreaths hung from these windows as well.

10.) Bring fall to the exterior of your home with light: Luminaries are not just for the winter holiday season, they are perfect for fall too as the sun starts to set earlier in the afternoon. Battery powered candles placed inside paper bags with sand in the bottom, makes perfect luminaries. For the traditional type, place candles inside bags and light individually at dusk.

11.) Change slipcovers over furniture for simple color change: Colorful slipcovers can quickly and inexpensively add color to any room. Slipcovers can be formal or casual depending on the weight of the fabric and color. Decide on which fits your décor, and consider formal dining room chair slipcovers, as well.

12.) Alternate accessories in individual rooms: Add fall colors to every room in your house by changing throw pillows, area rugs, bed and bath linen to fall colors that blend with your décor. Try grouping small pumpkins on a kitchen counter top to add instant color and fall inspiration to an ordinarily boring counter top.

13.) Start preparing for Halloween: Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, the colors and symbols can be incorporated in your home decor inside and out. Use pumpkins and shades of orange and black throughout your home to get ready for this holiday in October. If you opt out of the scary Halloween theme, throw a festive ‘welcoming autumn’ party to have neighbors and kids welcome in the passing of the seasons.

14.) Plan fall activities with family: The fall is a great time to celebrate homecomings for school sports, attend sporting events and pick apples in orchards! Involve your family and enjoy the outdoors before the cold winter creeps up on us!

15.) Hang heavier drapery and curtains: Now that the cooler temperatures are settling in, prepare your home by switching out the lighter fabrics for heavier ones. Deeper colors and heavier fabrics will feel warmer and hold more air out of the room. Changing to fall shades to match your decor will bring instant color from floor to ceiling.

Enjoy the fall with these 15 decor tips and ideas. Bring in warmth and enjoy your home before it is bustling with activity for the winter holiday! 

Back to School Tips

College classes are officially back in session or will be soon and whether you are a first time Freshman or a returning fourth year, here are some tips to remember on your way back to school this Fall.

1) Show up. Half of your grade depends on whether or not you show up. Sounds simple enough but if attendance is counted, it can really drop your grade by the end of the semester. For those of you who are thinking, “awesome my professor said I never have to come,” think again. Your professor probably doesn’t care if you show up but it is almost a guaranteed fact that you cannot fail a class you attended every day. Even if you never took notes or read the book, that brain of yours will remember what it accidentally soaked up come test day.

2) Only buy the books you have to. This may mean waiting until the last minute to order or buy books but you have a better chance of ordering the right edition if you wait! Some professor’s will even tell you that you don’t need the book at all!

3) Save the tough classes for summer school. Can’t pass math? Chemistry not your strongest subject? Take it in summer school for a shorter, more condensed, and much smaller class!

4) Go to your test reviews. Ask your professor or your TA if they will hold any kind of review for tests. They are always optional but always beneficial.

5) Never be afraid to ask questions. If you have a fear of sounding stupid in front of everyone, write your questions down and ask your professor or TA at the end of class.

6) Don’t get lost in a big class. Sit in the front row! This simple gesture just helps you stay accountable. While your professor may not know your name, he definitely recognizes your face. When it comes time to ask for extra credit to boost your B to an A, you want he/she to at least recognize you as a familiar face.

Tips for Studying

Exams are stressful, but studying for them doesn’t have to be! Procrastination is pervasive in college, but instead of waiting for an all-nighter, spread out your studying if an exam is approaching. How long you need to spend on the material depends on you, your understanding of it, and your workload.

The best tip is to keep up with your reading and assignments throughout the semester, this will certainly lighten your studying load. Even if it’s not mandatory, take thorough notes on readings and lectures, using your own words to summarize main points. Depending on your learning style (visual, audio, kinesthetic), figure out the most useful type of repetition, such as re-writing notes or reading them out loud. Do what works for you and stick to it!

Some people also find it helpful to study in groups. When you meet up with other classmates, they may be able to fill in gaps where you missed a lecture or clearly explain a concept you’re grappling with in a new way. Discussing exam material also draws upon the idea of rephrasing and repetition for retaining information. In addition, studying with other people can be more fun, or at least less gloomy – allowing you to take breaks, share studying tips, and brain food, etc.  If you find a dependable study group, you may also split up the study guide to certain individuals to lighten everyone’s workload.

And, the old cliché is true: you need to get a good night’s sleep! All that information you crammed into your head won’t be worth anything if you can't keep your eyes open once the test is passed out.

10 Reasons To Look Forward To Fall

Other the well awaited start of the school year. There are many things to look forward to during Fall.

Most individuals have a season that they prefer over the others — for me, that’s fall. There are a couple of holidays, edibles and aesthetically pleasing occurrences that take place over this magnificent stretch. While the summer has been a pleasure, the heat is beginning to overstay its welcome. As for the changing of seasons, there are a number of things to look forward to in the next month or so.

1. Starbucks’ seasonal pumpkin flavored products. That pumpkin spice latte is quite possibly the most delicious tasting thing to ever be served periodically. In reality it should be a regular option on the menu. Limited time offers are for McRibs, not amazing beverages.

2. Beautiful colored leaves will drop by the masses and cover the ground, making for a stunning, scenic aesthetic. It’ll look like a computer wallpaper every time you step outside. Also those brittle leaves crunch as you step on them. It’s like nature’s version of bubble wrap popping pleasure.

3. Darn near perfect weather. The summer heat has worn on many of us, so a change in temperature is long overdue. We can open windows and let the cool, fresh air seep in. Not to mention the fact that A/C and heat are no longer necessary, resulting in significantly lower electricity bills.

4. Fresh apples that result in the creation of some rather enchanting apple concoctions — such as cider, crisp, cobbler and pie.

5. The option of wearing layered clothing. Fall is the ideal time to break out your coats and sweaters — and put your style on full display. After wearing shorts and sleeveless tops, layers are a refreshing change.

6. Halloween costume shopping, and Halloween itself. Dragging out the tombstones, cobwebs and lantern decorations. Handing out candy to kids. Or having a night out where we can enjoy getups of the scant, creative, embarrassing and ridiculous nature.

7. Football. Lots and lots of football. Sundays begin with games at 10 a.m. and end with an evening one to ease the depression of the impending Monday. The children often go outside to toss the pigskin around, while the grownups gather around the television and throw back unhealthy snacks. Glorious.

8. The return of television series. For the TV buffs out there, the fall signifies the beginning of some of our favorite shows’ new seasons.

9. Thanksgiving Day, which means oodles of scrumptious food and family gatherings. It’s essentially Christmas — minus the gifts and lights.

10. Hayrides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, etc. All of the festivities that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

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