Facebook Page for Beyoutiful!

Hey everyone!

Hope you all are doing well on this very fine day! Just wanted to share with you guys that I finally created a Facebook page for my blog, Beyoutiful!!

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Feel free to check it out at Beyoutiful if you’re interested in my posts and in supporting my blog!  🙂 Also, would appreciate it if you could spread the word around about my Facebook page if you know if any of your friends would be interested in reading my blog posts!

If any one of you has a FB page for your personal blog, please let me know and I would be happy to follow your page 🙂

Also, if we haven’t connected on other social media platforms, you can find me at thebeyoutifulgal on Instagram for the latest updates as well!

That’s all for today!

Until next time

xoxo,

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Life Updates!

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Hey Everyone!

How are you all doing?

Really missed you guys 😦 Sorry haven’t been active here on WordPress for the past week since I wanted to focus my full attention on my final exams. I finally got my final exam done this morning and yes, I did finish my first year of grad school!! 🙂 Hello summer vacation and one more year to go till graduation 🙂

Sorry if I haven’t been able to read your lovely posts in detail and just had to quickly skim through them! I will be traveling to Michigan from tomorrow till Sunday to attend my brother’s graduation. I’m pretty behind on award and other fun posts but will surely starting writing again on Monday 🙂 You will definitely see me posting pics on Instagram in case you miss me haha 🙂

In the midst of all of this, I’ve been really sick and got a viral ear infection due to severe allergies. Because of excessive fluid in both ears, I’ve been having severe vertigo for the past 2 months. I’ve been trying every medication and exercises but nothing seems to work. Not sure how I’m gonna travel and pretty scared about it since I’m struggling to walk or sit properly. Please let me know if you guys have some suggestions for this problem. Hopefully its just 3 days and really praying GOD to help me out here and become better as soon as possible.

Since my birthday was last Wed, I would really like to thank those who took the time to wish me a happy birthday! I felt so loved and special and am so grateful to have such amazing friends like you! You guys really made my day. I did have a good birthday as I wore a new outfit and ate delicious chocolate and vanilla whipped cream cake with my family 🙂

That’s all for today and just wanted to check in with you guys!

Until Monday,

xoxo,

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100 followers on IG for Beyoutiful :)

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Hey all!

Hope the week is going well for you guys 🙂

Just wanted to post a quick update that I’ve reached my first milestone of reaching 100 followers on Instagram for Beyoutiful!! It may not might be a big deal but I would like to thank you each and everyone of you who have followed my account! Really honored and appreciate your support ❤

For my new followers and the rest of you out there, feel free to check out my blog, Beyoutiful account on Instagram at thebeyoutifulgal and I will make sure to follow you back. Or just comment your IG handle blog account below and I will surely add you ❤

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Thanks once again guys and love you all ❤

Until then,

thebeyoutifulgal

Getting to know each other! Q&A for my fellow bloggers :)

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Hi Everyone!

Hope you guys are having a good weekend!

Ah, can’t believe March is over and its already April! Wow, time just really flies by!

Looking forward for a lot of fun events coming up this April so can’t wait 🙂

As mentioned before, I’ve been sick due to severe allergies and its been pretty tough catching up with work and but the doc prescribed me meds so hopefully I should be better soon 🙂

My wonderful blog friend, Cheila gave me a fantastic idea and I wanted to share her blog post about how we can get to know more about each other through a Q & A session!

I’ll be posting my answers to these questions right below so that you can get to know my personality a bit more and who I really am as thebeyoutifulgal 🙂

Rules:

  • These questions should be answered in the comment section.
  • You can answer them as topics or do a small text.
  • You can skip the ones you don’t want to answer.
  • You can think of this as a tag and do the same on your blog, to get to know your readers!!

The questions:

  1. What is your first name?
  2. Do you have a middle name?
  3. Can you tell me your age and birthday?
  4. Where in the world are you?
  5. What is your maternal language? What language do you speak at home? Do you speak any other languages?
  6. Are you married? If so, how many years? Did you have a big wedding?
  7. Are you single? Do you have a boyfriend? if so, how many years have you been together?
  8. Are you a mom or dad? How many babes do you have? Can you tell me their first names or nicknames and ages?
  9. What do you do for a living?
  10. What did you study in University? Did you attend?
  11. What’s your favorite book?
  12. What’s your favorite movie?
  13. What is your favorite band or artist?
  14. What is your favorite food?
  15. Do you have any hobbies?
  16. What sports/activities do you practice?
  17. Do you have any pets? Can you tell me their names?
  18. What time is it for you right now?
  19. Why do you blog?
  20. What do you love about blogging? Is there something you don’t like?

My answers:

  1. Maha
  2. No
  3. I’m currently 24 years old and my birthday is April 19th (coming soon :))
  4. East Coast of USA
  5. My parents speak Tamil and is from Chennai, India and I speak English at home
  6. Not yet but would like to in the next few years
  7. I’m single. I’m not shy or anything but wanted to focus on my career/ambitions before committing to a relationship. I’m hoping to meet a guy who cares and really loves me for who I am 🙂
  8. No
  9. I’m currently pursuing my Masters at a reputed university
  10. During undergrad, I majored in Economics and now for grad school, majoring in IT & Data Analytics
  11. All Harry Potter and Dan Brown books!
  12. Titanic, Despicable Me,  a lot more haha
  13. Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, and now obsessed with The Weeknd
  14. I love Taco’s, Fried Rice and Pad Thai
  15. My hobbies include dancing, nature photography, blogging, drawing, shopping
  16. I used to do Indian Classical Music and Dance but currently don’t practice anything
  17. No pets but would really like a puppy
  18. 9:35 am
  19. Blogging keeps me really happy. It also inspires me to explore my passion, hobbies, and my personality
  20. I love everything about blogging and the fact that there is just so much diversity out here in the blogging community and amazing genuine bloggers out who are just so supportive and encouraging! All bloggers post excellent and entertaining content so I’ve gained a lot of information and advice from all of them! Dislikes would include that I wish there was a chat box to message each individual follow/blogger.

Now some questions about my blog, if you don’t mind answering and please be honest:

  1. Do you like my blog? Why?
  2. Do you think I post too often?
  3. Do you think I am too open about things and should be more discreet?
  4. Do I annoy you in any way?
  5. What kind of posts do you prefer?
  6. What kind of posts don’t you like?
  7. Do you have a favorite post ever?
  8. Do you have any suggestions?
  9. Is there something you would like to see on my blog?

If you would like, you can answer the first set of questions on another post and the rest of the questions about my blog in the comment section below just to save time.

I recommend each and everyone you to answer these questions if you guys get a chance! I hope you enjoyed learning a few facts about me and who I am as a blogger 🙂 Feel free to ask me any other questions so that you can get to know me more and I will be happy to answer them.

Looking forward to hearing everyone’s answers and learning more about YOU!

PS. This is not a April Fool’s post or anything haha

Hopefully some awards and fun posts coming up in the next few weeks!

xoxo,

thebeyoutifulgal

Quotes for the New Year 2017

“I cheated on my fears, broke up with my doubts, got engaged to my faith, and now I’m marrying my dreams” – Anonymous

“Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be” – Sonia Ricotti

“Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don’t give up” -unknown

“Working on myself, by myself, for myself”-unknown

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new” – Socrates

 

 

 

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Online Educational Websites & Resources

Hey Everyone!

So for the past 2 years, I’ve been very keen on leveraging my computer skills hence found a lot of online educational websites & resources that have helped me tremendously in gaining a lot of knowledge and keeping track of the latest technology, trends, & skills. These websites are extremely helpful and are highly rated. I would like to share these sites with you all and I strongly recommend taking some time to review these sites and share it with your kids, family, and friends. I’ve taken about 12 free online courses from top universities (some require pay) and all of them are outstanding, very well taught, highly rated and reputable. I’ve had an amazing experience, learned basic and high demand skills, and gained an incredible amount of knowledge which looks great on resumes and helps you be successful in the job market now. It took me some time to search and analyze which websites are the best so I’ve made a list for everyone to refer to if anyone is looking to enhance their computer/interpersonal skills 🙂

Educational Websites

1. Coursera

This is my favorite educational website and I believe this is one of the best sites that I’ve used for enhancing my skills and career. They provide over 1000+ courses in every subject ranging from computer science, engineering, arts, humanities, business, language learning, etc and from top universities such as Duke, Penn, Johns Hopkins, etc. They provide full specialization package to improve your skill sets in that field which you have to pay or you can enroll in each course for free. All materials are available for you to review at all times and is provides with a certificate of completion at the end to earn recognition for your work. Highly recommend this website and such an outstanding group of faculty to teach these courses at a professional level.

2. Udemy

This is also an excellent website to enhance your online learning experience! This site provides a more diverse group of subjects from business, IT, programming, marketing, photography, design, software skills such as Microsoft products, Adobe, iOS, Photoshop, many more as well as courses for personal development such as videos for stress management, boost self esteem, memory & study skills, etc. A lot of course require pay but some courses are also provided for free. It’s similar to Coursera but less amount of work & materials but gives you a certificate of completion. Some software, IT courses are definitely worth paying for! I took a few courses on this website and I really liked it and have a great experience. Highly recommend this as well and hint: sometimes you get really good discounts on amazing, top demand courses so look out for those incentives haha 🙂

3. Udacity

Another fantastic website and is very helpful for students who would like to advance their career and employment opportunities. You can enroll in free courses according to your choice of subject and skill level. The best part of this website is that they provide actual nano degrees which are created by top companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook and provide a package with related courses & projects which is a great way to get your foot in the door. This website is excellent especially for computer science, engineering, data science, and IT majors to leverage their skills in these fields and improve work experience. Always a 4 or better out 5 ratings from students 🙂

4. edX

This is also an amazing website and online platform for advancing your skills and career and is a combination of Coursera & Udacity with free courses taught by top universities, micromasters programs created by many companies, and provides completion as well professional certificates. Everyone globally has taken courses on this website and have loved it so also highly recommended 🙂

 

Educational Resources

1. TutorialsPoint

This website is a great resource for people who are new IT & programming which gives step by step free tutorials on learning the basics of each concept. Anything from Java, Programming, Web Development, Data Analytics, Digital Marketing, SAP software, & Microsoft! They also provide tutorials on simple concepts like soft skills (management, body language, interpersonal skills, business & workplace ethics, etc. There is even a category of tutorials on various different sports. An amazing resource to refer to for beginners as well as professionals! High quality material & easy to access and comprehend.

2. StackOverflow

This website is mainly for programmers who need help in coding whether its Python, Java, or any other programming language. You create an account with a username & password and any coding that you are stuck on, you can always post your answer and the exact snippets of code, and people will answer your question within an hour. Very good site and was impressed by the answers that I received. This website really helped me with my programming assignments where I couldn’t find help in the last minute.

3. Slack Messaging App

Slack is a messaging app for the desktop which is similar to like Facebook Messenger in which you use this app for school or work related purposes. You add all of your classmates and can create different categories or channels and work as a team. I just starting using this and I really love it! It makes my life so much easier and its much better to communicate and help classmates out rather than emailing or texting a classmate individually. Highly recommended for students or working professionals!

4. WolframAlpha

This is an excellent website for people of all ages to need assistance or knowledge in any subject such as math, chemistry, physics, etc. It can give you step by step solutions to math calculations or detailed explanations in subject areas such as geography, units, data analysis, history, life sciences, & much more! Enter anything you would like to know about in each field, and you will definitely get a step by step tutorial and several examples. Highly recommended 🙂

5. NOOL Grade Calculator

This website is very useful for all types of students who would like to calculate their grades & cumulative GPA in the class. This helps students understand where they stand in the class and how they can improve in their studying to increase their scores. You just have to add the score and the weightage of each score and then press the calculate button. So for example, I add my score for assignments = 90 and weightage = 10% of total grade, score & percentage for quizzes, etc. the website will calculate your grade and GPA in the course as of now. It’s been very helpful and am sure will for all the students out there too 🙂

6. Khan Academy

This is my very first website that I’ve used since my childhood to enhance my math and business skills and its an awesome learning platform. Sal Khan, the founder of the academy provides excellent detailed free videos explaining the basic concepts in subjects such as any math (algebra, geometry, calculus, etc.), economics, computer programming, art, history, test prep (SAT, ACT, GMAT, etc.), science (Orgo, chem, biology), & engineering. He teaches math for different level of students starting from kindergarten till high school students. Love his videos and teaching style  and I believe this is one of the more popular free online learning websites so def recommend it and highly suggest kids utilize this website 🙂

7. TedX

TedX is a general non profit website which have a series of videos in which leaders give powerful talks to spread ideas about various topics around the world ranging from science to business to global issues. This website is great for partners or people starting businesses who would like to get more ideas about the type of business in that particular field on how to improve and change the world. Very interesting website 🙂

8. CodeAcademy.org

This is one of my favorite websites and its specifically for people who are new to coding, IT, and programming. They provide hands on tutorials to apply the programming concepts and lets you practice the code yourself. They teach any programming language from Java, Python, SQL, Ruby, HTML & CSS, Website designing, etc. Such a great way to get your foot in the door and leverage your skills and advance your career. These skills look great on your resume as every employer seeks people with programming backgrounds. If you don’t have an instructor around and are stuck on a coding assignment, this is the website to refer to!

9. Scratch

Scratch is a very fun website for programmers to learn the basics of coding. This website helps all ages from kindergarten to adults to learn & understand what programming is all about through interactive games, stories, and animations.You can learn to code but at the same time you can think creatively and imagine different scenarios and create endless stories! This linked to creative programming and helps students improve their skills and advance their career in animation or computer/web designing. Highly recommended 🙂

These are some of the educational websites/resources that I found useful and I hope you feel the same too!