So all the rooms in your new home have been decorated and planned out except one awkward straggler. Don’t just fill it up with junk or make it an extra office. Are you into photography? Invest in a thick and dark set of curtains to block out the light from any windows in the room. Make sure they are super heavy and thick, to shut out all light. If you want to go really professional, you can probably find real light eliminating curtains or shades at a camera store. Put up clothing lines on the walls so you can hang your developing photos from them. Get a simple table that doesn’t cost much to do your developing on (as well as all the proper equipment, of course) and get rolling stools, so you can easily move around the room as you work. Make sure to either remove any expensive carpeting since chemicals are bound to spill, or to get a cheap rug to cover up the floor. And don’t forget that all-important sign on the door that says “Knock before entering! Photo developing in process!
” or something to that extent. You’d be amazed how much equipment can be fit into a small guest room sized area. Pick up tons of those foam pads that you put on the walls to sound proof the room. You don’t want people hearing you when you’re learning how to sing high notes! Play around with the location of different pieces of furniture to change the echo. This is very important because when practicing things like singing vocal vibrato, just the slightest bad echo and everything goes awry. And finally, decorate the room with things that inspire and relax you. When you’re doing your breathing exercises for singing, you want to be channeling something motivating! Are you an aspiring chef? Do you teach lessons out of your home, or you’d like to and you’re always trying to cram your professional ingredients into the fridge with the rest of your family or roommate’s stuff? Treat yourself to one of those giant, walk-in professional chef refrigerators. You’ll have room for those giant Tupper wares of mass ingredients that you’re saving, or for large trays of completed dishes and of course the bulk buys that chefs have to make! Vera Esther covers topics in luxury living, healthy habits and relationships.
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Preferred Family Healthcare, its behavioral health businesses at the center of a sprawling public corruption scandal, issued a news release today again emphasizing it was endeavoring to cleanse itself of past associations. Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH) continues to cooperate with government authorities regarding investigations into the alleged misdeeds of several former Alternative Opportunities (AO) leaders and employees. We have been aware that additional actions by government authorities were likely and are continuing to support efforts to hold accountable those who violated the law. While each step in this ongoing process has been difficult, it is progress — turning the page on these past actions and toward the strong future we see providing the high-quality services to clients for which we are known. As we move forward, we are further cultivating a culture of compliance while we work hand in hand with caregivers to deliver our critical services. A guilty plea yesterday by PFH’s former chief clinical officer, Keith Nobles, was the latest in a list that seems likely to grow given allegations of bribery and other crimes listed against others as yet uncharged.
Four former Arkansas legislators have been charged in crimes related to PFH — Jon Woods, Micah Neal, Eddie Cooper and Hank Wilkins. Jeremy Hutchinson has been charged with unrelated crimes, but implicated in what has been described as kickbacks by another former PFH executive, Rusty Cranford, who’s pleaded guilty. A lobbyist for PFH from Philadelphia and a former accountant in Springfield, Mo., later a suicide victim, also have pleaded guilty. Three former executives have been fired and they turn up, though not specifrically named, in voluminous allegations of illegal spending by PFH. They have not been charged. A top official of an affiliate in Batesville faces state charges. PFH does business in four other states, tens of millions annually in Medicaid and other federally financed programs. It is shutting down remaining operations in Arkansas next month, having lost Medicaid program eligibility. It has been unable to find a buyer for its more than 40 operations around the state. A spokesman said yesterday they once employed as many as 500 in Arkansas.