Monthly Archives: December 2013

Top New Years Resolutions

Image2014 is 2 days away! Did you make your New Years Resolution yet? Here are some of the top ones each year:

  1. Lose Weight & Get Fit
  2. Quit Smoking
  3. Volunteer to help others
  4. Get a better education
  5. Find a new job
  6. Save money & get out of debt
  7. Eating healthy
  8. Be less stressed
  9. Travel to new places
  10. Drink less alcohol
  11. Learn something new
  12. Spend more time with family
  13. Reduce, reuse, & recycle
  14. Live life to the fullest

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New Years Eve Party Ideas

New Years Eve is right around the corner!! Hosting a NYE party this year? Here are some last minute and fun ideas for your party!!

Merry Christmas from The Invictus Group!!

Merry Christmas from The Invictus Group!!

One week until Christmas!!

One week until Christmas!!

Christmas-y Places to Check Out at Christmas Time!

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Macy’s Christmas Light Show at Macy’s Center City

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Blue Cross RiverRink

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Christmas Village in Philadelphia

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Adventure Aquarium’s Christmas Celebration

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Longwood Gardens Christmas

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Christmas In Peddler’s Village

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree & Ice-Skating Rink

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The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall

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Pennsylvania Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Mary Barra named CEO of General Motors

General Motors named Mary Barra as the new CEO, she is the first female to be the head of a major U.S. automaker. She started with GM back in 1980 as an INTERN! Congratulations!

Want to Play Super Mario Brothers on Your Wedding Cake?

Planning to have a video-game themed wedding? Then you’ll need an appropriate cake. And while cakes based on Super Mario, Portal and the PS3 are undoubtedly awesome, they’re not actually much fun to play.

New-Jersey-based Posh Entertainment, however, has upped the wedding cake game by projecting a variety of playable games directly onto the multi-tiered treat. In other words, you’re playing video games on a cake:

How to Get Ready for Finals

Image                        College Student! It’s that time of the year….FINALS!! Image

Here are some helpful tips to get you ready for them!

  1. Prep in advance: It is a great habit to do a little bit of work each day consistently throughout the year. By doing your homework and participating in class you will likely have to study and stress less, and be able to revise the notes you are already familiar with to ace the exam.
  2. Organize your time and study material: Create a calendar and split up topics of each class that you will study each day and cross them off as you go. Write up a brief summary of each topic, highlighting the most difficult areas. When you are done with all your material, you can revise your summaries at the end.
  3. Review tests, quizzes, and assignments: Many comprehensive final exams include some of the same
    questions from the tests and quizzes taken throughout the term. Therefore, it’s important to review the questions and
    answers from these tests and quizzes
  4. Flashcards:  One of the best ways to revise your notes is to use flashcards. Write down the topics and outlines and look over your stack of cards to revise
  5. Study in groups:  While it is true that groups tend to start off with some catching up and chatting, they do get very effective, focused and cover a lot of material quickly. Talking about the different topics will not only make you think about them, but also help each one of you understand and remember the material better.
  6. Stay balanced and healthy:  Make sure you get enough sleep every day to be able to focus and study better throughout the days. Take scheduled breaks and don’t forget to exercise or at least go outside and take a walk.
  7. Eat a healthy diet and do not skip meals and live solely on caffeinated drinks and pizza.
  8. Pack all the tools you’ll need the night before. Include extra pencils and pens.
  9. Do some stretches. Roll your head around to stretch and flex your neck and shoulder muscles.
  10. Studying for finals takes a great amount of concentration. Find somewhere to study that is conducive for concentrating and learning. Choose a place of study should be quiet, comfortable, and distraction free (no cell phones, Facebook, etc.)
  11. Get enough sleep. Pulling an all-nighter is risky business. While most college students think that studying all night w
    ill help them learn more for an exam all-nighters can actually damage grades. Exhausted students can’t concentrate on exams, and cramming for a final can actually reduce the amount of information you remember. Well rested students, on
    the other hand, are much more relaxed and alert when it comes time to take exams. Make time to sleep you’ll thank yourself later.
  12. During the exam:  When it comes to exam time, try not to panic. Even if some of the questions seem difficult when you first look at them, start with the ones you know and get back to the harder ones later. Remember, you have been attending class and gone through your material several times. You will be fine.

Now hit the books and study away! Good luck – you will do great!

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Our Favorite Christmas Classics

Some of The Invictus Group’s favorite classic Christmas movies!

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