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If someone is living outside of the country, he or she may be required to go through consular processing to apply for a green card. How do I apply for consular processing? The course of action for applying through the consular process is a strict one that requires quite a bit of paperwork and patience. Follow this step-by-step procedure: Determine your basis for immigration: You must fit into one of the INA immigrant categories to be eligible for a green card. The most common way is through a petition filed by an employer who wants to hire you (employment-based) or...Read more...
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Stray by Rachel Vincent Faythe Sanders: Grad Student and werecat. We have co-existed with humans in humans in peace. That is until a stray werecat began killing off innocent human girls and kidnapping our tabbies (female werecats). There are only eight of us, making tabbies the most important individuals in our Prides. Now I have to return to mine, help find this stray, and save my friends. Those strays better watch out, because I have claws and I am not afraid to use them. For me, this was such a refreshing read! There are so many novels involving werewolves, but...Read more...
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early literacy in everday places
The grocery store is a fun opportunity to incorporate easy early literacy activities into a regularly mundane errand. Before you leave for the market: Write the shopping list together. Have your child practice their writing skills by having them write out the list before you leave for the store. If they haven't learned to write yet, ask them to draw the food (milk cartons, bananas, etc). Discuss what you need to buy. Talk about the different items of food that you plan on buying. Explain how fruit is different from a vegetable. Discuss ways to cook the food on the...Read more...
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The end of the year is upon us and it's time to look back at the best books of the year! These are some of the most widely acclaimed books to come out of 2014, and they can all be found at San Jose Public Library. Click on the link to see each book's location and availability. Euphoria: A Novel by Lily King English anthropologist Andrew Bankson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers’ deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated...Read more...
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Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal Marvel Comics and presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Written by Willow G. Wilson , Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts from Captain Marvel. This is one of the best superhero comics of the year. It has become an internet sensation and already has a large fanbase for being such a new comic. Because this comic is THAT good. It's very different from most superhero comics, and that's what makes it so much fun!...Read more...
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An Age-Old Year-End Tradition: Predicting the Future
One of humankind’s more elusive endeavors is trying to figure out what’s going to happen next. We try our best, in a number of different ways – some scientific, some spiritual, some economic and some quite a lot like stabbing in the dark. As the end of the year approaches, forecasts and predictions become especially popular pursuits as everyone tries to imagine what’s going to happen in the new year. Here are some books that deal with predicting the future as either an art or a science, drawing from everything from the occult to mathematics. The Signal and the Noise:...Read more...
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2 classy dames reading piles of books. Text: Stay Classy, my friends
Read in British Accent for Best Effect: Are you getting tired of vampire/werewolf/paranormal romances? Have all these dystopias got you down? Perhaps you are beginning to doubt your love for YA fiction or maybe you can’t remember the last time a YA novel didn’t have a love triangle. Perchance it is time you look back at the novels that made you fall in love with YA fiction in the first place! If that is the case then we have a treat for you. Let us revisit some of the classics that started your fascination of YA fiction to bring back...Read more...
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The holidays are a time of joy, but they are also a time of stress. Between the planning, cleaning and trying to impress your in-laws, it’s a miracle any of us get through the holidays. What better way to relieve that stress then by having yourself a good laugh! And what better way to tickle your funny bone then by diving into some hilarious books made by some very funny ladies. These books are sure to have you LOLing (laughing out loud for my fellow not-so text savvy peeps) and smiling all the way to the dinner table at your...Read more...
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USCIS reminds all approved EB-5 regional centers with a designation letter dated on or before Sept. 30, 2014, that they must file Form I-924A , Supplement to Form I-924, for fiscal year 2014. Regional centers must submit Form I-924A no later than Dec. 29, 2014 . If a regional center fails to file Form I-924A, USCIS will issue a notice of intent to terminate participation in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program . If a regional center files an incomplete Form I-924A, USCIS may issue a notice of intent to terminate participation as quoted on USCIS News . See More Immigration News!Read more...
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3D Printer
Have you heard of a 3D printer? No, it’s not a regular printer that creates blue and red images that you need glasses to view properly. Instead, a 3D printer can seem like a machine straight out of Star Trek to many. If you want a physical, 3-dimensional object, you now have the ability to print it at home. 3D printing is a type of additive manufacturing. The process of making a 3D object isn’t that dissimilar to the 2D printing you’re familiar with. The main difference is that instead of just printing along the X and Y axis, a...Read more...
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