Saturday, November 16, 2019

5 Reasons You Should Learn a Foreign Language | E-Neighborhood Advisor



With globalization at its height, knowing one or
two secondary languages has become more
than a simple feat of high class and intelligence
but also a strict requirement in many
occasions. Whether it’s for professional, social
or personal reasons, learning at least one
foreign language is a must for anyone that
wants to keep his or her head up high in
today’s society.

Let’s take a focused look on 5 of the main
reasons that should turn you towards learning
a foreign language.

1. Professional Requirement
This is often the main reason one would learn
a foreign language. Many professions require
the knowledge of at least one or two foreign
languages, depending on the field of the job.

Although English is the main international
language (and one that is present the most
often in job descriptions), knowing a secondary
might also prove vital. Most jobs may ask that
you know another international language such
as French, Spanish or German or a business-
specific language such as Chinese, Japanese,
Russian and so forth.

2. Social Bonus 
Yes, knowing one or more foreign languages is
definitely a social bonus. Knowing a foreign
language can be literally a social blessing is
when meeting a person from another culture or
country whose language you can speak.
They’ll be extremely impressed by and grateful
for your ability to talk with them through their
own native tongue. If the other person happens
to be part of a business meeting, this
impression can turn to a successful business
partnership, bringing you both professional and
social satisfactions.

3. Family Communication
Those in relationships formed between people
of diverse nationalities often understand each
other through a commonly known international
language such as English. However, they’ll
soon want to start learning the other persons
mother tongue, not only for a better
communication, but also out of respect for their
partner.

4. Personal Satisfaction
Learning a foreign language is one of the
highest personal intellectual goals that one
could have. Think about a difficult puzzle, or
math problem that takes months if not years of
constant studying in order to be solved. The
process of solving it may be a hard, arduous
one but the joy at the end is well worth it. The
same is true with learning a foreign language:
the learning process is not easy and you’ll
have many small issues and problems to tackle
along the way. If you keep the problem in sight,
however, and if you don’t lose interest in it, the
chances of solving it are extremely high and
the intellectual fulfillment that you get at the
end is highly satisfying.

5. Keeping Your Mind Healthy
It’s been scientifically proven that the process
of learning a new language stimulates your
brain in such a way that it will make learning
other subjects, including math, physics,
chemistry and so forth easier. Learning a new
language requires the memorizing and
understanding of several thousand new words
and concepts, which offers your brain a good
training for future occasions where memorizing
is a must. After studying a foreign language
you’ll have better results with studying for
exams, with information assimilation and
generally, with keeping your mind healthy and
active even at older ages.

What language are you interested in tackling?


P.S. Here's a joke for you!
What’s the least spoken language in the world?

Sign language. 

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

Saturday, November 9, 2019

You Might Be A Chocoholic If … | E-Neighborhood Advisor



chocoholic (Noun) (def): a person
who has or claims to have an addiction
to chocolate.

 If you have more than 2 secret
stashes of chocolate candy, you
might be a chocoholic. (Be
honest.)
 If your top 3 favorite candies all
have chocolate in them, you
might be a chocoholic.
 If you have more than 4 books at
home on chocolate, you might be
a chocoholic.
 If your favorite dessert is
chocolate cake with chocolate
frosting and chocolate ice-cream
on the side, then you might be a
chocoholic.
 If you name chocolate as one of
the seven wonders of the world,
you might be a chocoholic.
 If you bookmark more than 2
websites on the health benefits of
chocolate, then you might be a
chocoholic.
 If your favorite movie is Charlie
and the Chocolate Factory, you
might be a chocoholic.
 If you own more than one
chocolate-related T-Shirt, you
might be a chocoholic. (If you
actually wear that chocolate T-
Shirt in public, just admit it. You
are a chocoholic.)
 If you name your first-born child
after your favorite chocolate
candy – then you are a definite,
full-fledged chocoholic.

If you are a chocoholic, there you may
want to try one of two possible cures:

CURE #1: Chocolate Overdose

In several cases a chocolate overdose
will effectively kill your chocolate bug
for a period of time. At some point, too
much chocolate in a given month will
cure your addiction – for at least a
week. Your personal chocolate
overdose limit will depend on your
level of addiction.


CURE #2: Chocolate Substitution 

Chocolate substitution is another
option, if the chocolate overdose
doesn’t work. It involves starving your
chocolate bug by offering it
wholesome candy substitutes. The
concept is that your body will gradually
forget its craving for chocolate.
If one of these cures doesn’t work,
well, at least you would enjoy the
attempt . . .

By the way, here are some great links
on the health benefits of chocolate. You
may want to bookmark them in case
someone tries to convince you that
chocolate is not good for you.

7 Health Benefits of Dard Chocolate
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/7-health-benefits-dark-chocolate

What are the health benefits of dark
chocolate?

Are there health benefits from
chocolate?
https://www.heart.org/en/news/2019/02/12/are-there-health-benefits-from-chocolate

Well, of course it makes sense that
chocolate really is healthy. Chocolate is
made from a bean – and so, wouldn’t
that be like eating a vegetable?


P.S. Did you know . . .
Chocolate comes from cocoa,
Cocoa comes from a tree,
Trees are plants,

Chocolate = salad.

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

Friday, November 1, 2019

Welcome to November 2019 | Capell Flooring and Interiors



Dear Friends,

Welcome to the November issue of the Neighborhood Advisor! First of all we would like to wish you
a Happy Thanks Giving from our family to yours. Thanksgiving planning for your loved ones can be a tall order from deciding on a turkey to setting the table and also keeping your guest entertained
after dinner. Whether you’re a party planning pro or you’re taking it one step at a time we hope you
have a great time making memories with those dearest to you.

Thanksgiving really has a way of making you stop and reflect on what you are grateful for so
regardless of whether Thanksgiving is a joyous or challenging time there is always something to be
grateful for. Here at Capell Flooring, we are grateful to every single one of you for the relationship we have built with you over the years and for letting us into your homes and trusting us to take care of your
flooring needs.

Once again we hope you have a delightful Thanksgiving!

Your friend,
Matt Capell

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Why do people wear costumes on Halloween? | E-Neighborhood Advisor


It's almost time for the ghosts, goblins, and a multitude of other uniquely costumed individuals to flow from their homes into schools, businesses, and parties. The smaller ones may be knocking on your door in a few days.

Costume ideas are limited only by the boundaries of the imagination and inspiration can be found everywhere! Yet, why do people dress up for Halloween?

In the first ten years of B.C., October 31st was the last day of the Celtic calendar and the day of their Samhain festival ("summer's end"). That was an annual festival celebrating the end of the harvest season and winter's start on November 1st.


It was also a time to honor the dead. The Celtics believed souls were freed to roam the earth at the end of their calendar year. To protect themselves from spirits with bad intentions, they wore masks and disguises during the Samhain festival. In fact, some believed if they looked dead the spirits would consider them one of the ghostly and leave them alone.

Over time, as Romans took over the lands, the Roman holiday of Feralia - when they remembered and commemorated their dead - melded with the Celtic Samhain festival.

Many customs and traditions of Halloween arrived in North America with immigrants in the 1800s and since then the holiday has evolved to include some new traditions like pumpkin carving.

Today Halloween is more about having some spooky fun than honoring past lives. From young to old, people dress up in whimsical, scary, and iconic costumes and gather with friends to celebrate.

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Revenge of the Rabbits | E-Neighborhood Advisor


It’s never a good idea to mess with the balance of nature. Australia learned that lesson the hard way, and it all began with such a harmless creature.

In the 1850s, both domestic and wild rabbits were introduced to the isolated country. But the European settlers who imported them had not considered several key factors:
(1) absence of large predators,
(2) plentiful food and
(3) the habits of rabbits.

The rabbits spread across the landscape, from Victoria and New South Wales to the Northern Territory and Western Australia. They ate the countryside clean, destroying vegetation and endangering species like the bilby and bandicoot.


Eventually – and if you’re tender hearted about bunnies, stop reading now – the Australians had to take drastic measures. Over the years, during the 20th Century, they have introduced “biological control agents” to impair the rabbits’ fertility, or spread lethal diseases.

If this seems extreme, consider the numbers: the initial 24 wild European rabbits introduced in 1859 were estimated to have produced the 1920’s population: 10 billion bunnies.

Why “revenge of the rabbits”? The reason they were initially brought to Australia was for the purpose of being hunted.

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

Saturday, October 12, 2019

21 Days To A Better You | E-Neighborhood Advisor


How you see yourself in your mind is what you are going to manifest in your life. You will never rise higher than your own perceived expectations.  
You have control over your mind and emotions simply put you have the power already inside you to determine which path your life will follow. You can reprogram your mind through meditations, positive thoughts, saying or writing out positive affirmations. The word affirmations means to make true. What do you want to change in your life?


Make a list. Number your list in order of importance to you. Decide what one thing you want to work on. Only one goal or dream at a time, so as not to overload yourself. It has been said that it takes only 21 days to make or break a habit. You could be only 21 days from your greatest successes! How great would that be?

You may feel that you have a long way to go, but look back at how far you've already come?

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

Saturday, October 5, 2019

13 Top US Haunted Houses | E-Neighborhood Advisor


Haunt-goers travel high and low visiting cities across America in search of the best, scariest, and most outrageous haunted houses. We’ve compiled a list of the top 13 scariest destinations in the US for your travels…

13. Nightmare New England - Litchfield, NH

12. Nashville Haunted Hayride & Woods – Nashville, TN

11. Cutting Edge – Fort Worth, TX

10. Haunted Hotel – San Diego, CA 

9. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride – LA, CA

8. New Orleans Nightmare – New Orleans, LA

7. Bates Motel – Philadelphia, PA


6. Headless Horseman – Ulster Park, NY

5. City of the Dead & The Asylum – Denver, CO

4. 13th Floor – Phoenix AZ, Denver CO, Jacksonville FL, Chicago IL, Columbus OH, San Antonio TX

3. Netherworld – Atlanta, GA

2. Fear Farm & Phoenix Haunted Hayride – Phoenix, AZ

1. House of Torment – Austin TX, Chicago IL


Scary travels to you!

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell
Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Welcome to October 2019 | Capell Flooring and Interiors




Hello Friends,

Welcome to a special October edition of the Neighborhood Advisor! Nothing screams autumn like the month of October. Our Neighborhood Advisor is packed with all the regular treats like the Mega Trivia Contest, Client of the Month Award, and several great articles you can read while snuggled on your cozy rug/carpet.
As Halloween approaches, we won’t want to spook your trick or treaters and party guest with old flooring now do we. So whether you have creeks that resemble the haunted mansion or your carpet is just so worn it’s scary, we’ve got the best solution for you. Of course your choice of new flooring or carpeting hinges on a number of factors like your lifestyle, the number of members in your lovely family and we can’t forget your adorable fur babies (pets).
We not only provide flooring in a variety of trends and styles, but flooring that will also stand the test of time. Most people in our area look for flooring in some area of their home every few years and we are here to help you with just that. Even if you aren’t in the market for new flooring yourself, don’t forget about the rewards you can earn through our Referral Program the benefits are sure to leave you screaming!
Thanks again for checking out this issue of the Neighborhood Advisor. We hope you have a wonderful month, and a Happy Halloween.

Your friend,


Matt Capell

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Good Neighbor Day | E-Neighborhood Advisor



There are many communities where people don't know their neighbors. Familiarity exists among neighbors based on who gets seen most often, but there is very little or no interaction. Good relationships between neighbors can have a positive affect. If you have a real connection with your neighbor, then you know what I mean.

Ever wonder what is considered good neighbor etiquette?

Hello
No, it's not Adele's song. Acknowledge your neighbor when outside with a wave. Say “Hello.” It lets them know you're friendly.

Noise
If you've got music on, or you're in the backyard, be aware of the noise level coming from your property and how it could be impacting your neighbors. That includes the family dog. If you hear them repeatedly barking in the backyard, guess who else hears?


Outside
Simply, keeping the grass cut, yard maintained, and the garage door closed keeps the ambiance and value of the neighborhood.

Drive
Neighborhood streets are not a racetrack or freeway. Enter with ease and low-level stereo base so the neighborhood doesn't vibrate.

Enjoy Good Neighbor Day on September 28th

Of course these are ideas for daily living. What can you do to be a good neighbor on Good Neighbor Day?


Email: sales@capellinteriors.com
Phone (208) 288-0151
Fax (208) 917-6160

Your Flooring Consultant,

Matt Capell


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

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We specialize in making our customers happy here at Capell Flooring and Interiors in the Treasure Valley, Boise, Meridian, and Nampa area in Idaho.  Take a look at some testimonials and reviews from our customers.


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