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Dr. Hsu from Long Island Dental Spa, wants you and your family to have a good Easter. Here are a few dental tips to lessen the impact that these sugary Easter treats will have against your teeth.

Tip 1:  Have a chocolate bar instead of  jelly beans. Jelly beans or lollipops linger inside the mouth, which can chip or damage your teeth.

Tip 2: Have a glass of water after you’ve had a sweet treat. Rinse to wash away the sugar from your pearly whites.

Tip 3: Have your treat after dinner. The Saliva will build up in your mouth, during dinner time and will neutralize the acid that can cause tooth decay and  it also removes plaque, as well.


“Ouch, that hurt,” was the first thing I was thinking when I stepped foot into Karin Caro’s car. I bumped my head on the roof of her Audi and I felt like a clumsy mess. What a great first impression! This was my first day of interning at BluChip Marketing and I was slightly excited, very unconfident, and most of all, EXTREMELY nervous.

This type of nervousness was so unfamiliar to me. It was the type of insecurity and  anxiety that you have on the first day of a job. Being only a sophomore in high school with basically no work experience, I was so not used to feeling this way. It was tough finding my place at the company and I was always unsure as to what I was supposed to do. I was lacking confidence, making me very quiet. I barely talked, which was a surprise to me because I am a total chatter-box, and I found it difficult to approach my co-workers because of the age difference. I never knew age and inexperience could make me feel so inferior.

With all of this in mind on my first day, I realized that I had to be exposed to all of these feelings for a reason. Interning is more than just learning how to do the job. It is about becoming familiar with how a professional environment works and being able to adapt to any situation you are thrown into. It makes you more aware of your strengths and your weaknesses, things you are good at and things you need to improve.

I noticed that even though I was unsure of everything, it helped me become more observant and aware of my surroundings, something I wasn’t always the best at in my daily life. Not really knowing the work environment well enough made me take the initiative to offer my help to others and I also learned that getting that comfort with my co-workers takes time. This type of uncertainty never shows up in school because a student knows his or her spot. Going to school for the majority of your life, you know exactly what is expected of you.

While there were some surprising things I knew I had to work on, I was also able to recognize skills that I didn’t know would end up being so useful. This was one of my favorite things about interning, especially at 15 years old. I know that as a studious teenager, I always worried about what life would be like after I finished. I was afraid that I would only be good as a student, that I wouldn’t be able to do anything in the “real world”. This was totally not true! I never knew that using the computer as a pastime and being technologically up to date would help me so much on the job. Interning teaches you that you do have skills and that they can be applied to help you reach your goals.

Another great thing about interning is that it satisfies my curiosity. Interning is like having an open relationship, except maybe not as scandalous. When you intern, you can get experience in any profession you are interested in, but still have the freedom to know that you aren’t tied down to a specific career path. Interning gives people, especially teens, the option to experiment and see what they can pursue in life. I’m always curious about how the world works and doing an internship can give you the “behind the scenes” look on how things happen in your life, from how that sidewalk was put into place to how your favorite boy band has such great press. It is all the result of people doing their job!

I think that BluChip was the perfect company to do my first internship at. The whole company is like a family and everyone is so friendly and helpful. The company culture there is definitely something that I know I would look for in my future job searches. I have come to believe that one of the most important things to have in a job is that you have to love the people you’re surrounded by just as much as you love your career.

BluChip provides that amazing work environment as well as the opportunity for teens to be involved. Ms. Caro is so thoughtful and without the company’s flexibility in driving me to the office as well as with my work hours, I would never have grown so much as a person. If only school didn’t prevent me from doing a full 6 week internship!

Here are some reasons why you should start interning today:

  • You will know how to correctly conduct yourself at future jobs and be more prepared
  • You will learn things about yourself that you never would have even expected
  • It will help you improve your professional confidence
  • It will expand your network and professional references
  • It enhances your resume
  • You can get hands-on experience doing a profession without having to be tied down
  • You will have A LOT of fun!

Now that you have completed your four year journey, it’s time to put those skills to use. Companies all over are looking to hire the right candidates that possess different skill sets and personality traits. Here are some tips to getting an interview.Image

  1. Make a List of all the Jobs you WANT
    1. Most of the time, people seeking jobs will just go browsing for what’s available and not even take into consideration what they actually want to do with their lives. This will lead to a miserable career, where work is dreadful every day, ultimately affecting your performance and ability to succeed.
    2. Write down all the jobs you WANT and go to the company’s website & browse job openings (typically in careers section).
  2. Browse Available Jobs pertaining to your specific degree/skill set
    1. You have a degree now! You are even more valuable to these companies and you have to treat it like that. Companies all over get inquires and applications from unqualified candidates, ultimately wasting time in the interview process.
    2.  Search for companies looking for someone with your qualifications. Having a degree isn’t a guaranteed job, but it will certainly give you an edge over anyone applying that does not have one.
  3. Diversify your methods of contact
    1. This is essential to getting an interview and most of the people out there will not do it. You need to do research and find out who exactly you need to contact in order to get an interview. Most of the time, candidates will just apply to a job posting or send an email with your typical cover letter and attached resume. No! Ever wonder why they never call/write back?
    2. What you need to do is find the HR manager or even company supervisor and send an e-mail to both expressing your interest. If a phone number is available, than contact them and leave a message even! Take the extra steps and find out who you need to be speaking to in order to obtain an interview.
  4. Preparing for your interview.
    1. Ok the hard part is almost over, well…not quite. You have successfully stood out amongst all the other candidates and landed an interview. It is so hard to even get an interview these days and it is essential that when you do, you seize the moment!
    2. Prepare for your interview by writing down questions you think you’ll be asked and make sure you have the right answers. It is unexpected what the interviewer will ask you, so be prepared for anything. Make sure your looking spiffy on the day of the interview and be prepared with a copy of your resume, references, cover letter, etc…
    3. Finally, stay confident and relaxed!

Wreckless Apparel: Rob Pannell Appearance and In Store Signing

Rob Pannell will make an appearance at Carle Place, located on 233 Glen Cove Rd, on April 19th, for an in store signing from 1:00-2:30pm


Realty Connect RULES Long Island

Today, at The Realty Connect USA 1st Quarter Meeting and Awards, President John Fitzgerald announced that Realty Connect USA is NOW the #2 broker in all of Long Island! Congrats to our RC Family! We are so proud to be a part of your winning team!


Women have the power and privilege of creating new life. Think about what that really means. No, really think about it. If someone told you, Go, create a puppy. Make it cute, fluffy, with looking adorable eyes. Okay, now bring it to life. What? You can’t do it!!?? Not easy, huh? Yet with barely any effort on the part of their bodies miraculously and marvelously take the nutrients that they eat and turn it into a perfectly formed ten-toed-and-fingered eye-lashed and adorable little creature. A person, a human being with a brain that grows up to think and love and also create. Having a baby brings you closer to the Divine.It’s a space where it is sacred and touches your heart, mind and soul. Inspiring you to be better, more refined and to reach for the greatness that lies within, for you to be the best Mother you can be.


Dental Fun Fact:

Did you know that if you’re right handed, you tend to chew your food on the right side of your mouth. Same goes, if you’re left handed as well. But which ever side  you choose to est your food, Long Island Dental Spa will help you keep those pearly whites clean.Image

Mr. Long Island Searches For Truth & Beauty on Long Island. An interesting interview with The Long Island Volunteer Center.

Realty Connects Long Island

The shows have been amazing and Realty Connects LI is one of them! Each week, the team delivers an engaging and fun broadcast rich with real estate news and content. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home, network with real estate professionals or just know what’s going on in the market, Realty Connects will help you!