Working as volunteer at a service for homeless people can be very rewarding and there are a variety of things you can do (such as welcoming, talking and listening to clients, serving food, driving, skills sharing, administrative work or helping set up short term shelters). Services often need a surprising variety of skills so it is worth thinking a bit beforehand about what kind of skills you have and what you would enjoy doing.
If you have decided you want a pet, you can go to a shelter for pet adoption. Adopting a pet may save an animal's life. Because there are so many homeless pets, numerous cats and dogs are put to death every year. Animal shelters assess the animals that come in to determine their temperament and health status, and will make every effort to match you with the right pet.

1. Decide if you want to adopt a dog, a cat or both.
Make a list of what you'd like in a pet. For instance, would you like to take an animal on walks, a guard anim
Venice is a watery wonderland of 177 canals, and there’s no better way to explore this romantic labyrinth than on an iconic gondola ride. On one hand it’s a pricey tourist clich?, but it’s also a classic time-honored journey everyone should experience at least once when visiting this incomparable city. Don’t consider it practical water-taxi transportation to get you from A to B. This is purely a sight-seeing joy ride, and it’s not to be missed. Most of the estimated 15 million visitors who flock to historic Venice each year can’t re
Very few places can be truly described as having legends galore. However, Hollywood is definitely one of them. The very name 'Hollywood' brings to the mind an aura of glamor and luxury. Read on for some interesting facts about Hollywood.

Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles, California. It is identified as one of the most happening places in the world, and is used as a metonym for the motion picture industry of the United States.

H. J. Whitley, a real estate developer from Canada coined the name Hollywood. He i
There are many types of housing arrangements available for senior citizens, which range from adapting a home to living in communities with daily living support and amenities. Types of housing and their definitions will vary from state to state. This is information derived from the New York State Office for the Aging.

1. Accessory Apartment: A single family home is modified to include a complete private apartment using the garage, basement or other section. No licensure required.

2. Active Adult Community: Apartments, ho
Couchsurfing is a neologism referring to the practice of moving from one friend's house to another, sleeping in whatever spare space is available, floor or couch, generally staying a few days before moving on to the next house.

The company, its website, and the culture of hospitality exchange it is meant to support are all commonly referred to as "Couchsurfing" by the website's userbase, though sometimes the "s" is capitalized.
People who use the website frequently refer to themselves as "couchsurfers", "surf
Flying a kite is great fun on a windy day. It's also very relaxing. So ditch those video games, get off the couch, and read the following directions to get you on your way to kite flying with the best of them.

1. Pick your kite. There are quite a few varieties to choose from and you can even make your own. The standard shapes are easiest to fly, but if you're looking for a challenge, go bigger and fancier.
Deltas, Diamonds and Dragon kites fly well in light to medium winds (approximately 6-15 mph) while Box Kites and stickless
Top 10 Commencement Speeches
1. Steve Jobs
“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
Commencement Address at Stanford University, 2005

2. Jerry Zucker
“It doesn't matter that your dream came true if you spent your whole life sleeping. So get out there and go for it, but don't be caught waiting. It's great to plan for your future. Just don
25 Ways to Be a True Friend
1. Always be there, even in silence.
2. Be kind and listen. Be fun and light. Be serious when needed, love extensively, and forgive always.
3. Don’t be scared to tell each other the truth no matter how difficult it may be.
4. Guide each other in times of need with your honest opinions.

5. A true friend is someone who always listens and is genuinely interested in the good and bad, and someone who calls or writes just to say hello.
6. Be loyal in confidence and character,
This list of the absolute best living authors features writers who have forever shaped the literary world, producing many books that will go down in history as classics. The art form of literature and writing usually attempts to depict the changing world around us in one aspect or another. It's important to understand the times in which we live and forever record that for the next generation to read. Who are the best living writers attempting this feat?

1. Cormac McCarthy - All the Pretty Horses, Child of God, No Country for O