How to Clean Your Home Quickly and Efficiently

Your home is your castle. It is a place to rest, unwind, and be yourself. However, you may find that it is difficult to find that relaxation is difficult when you are faced with choice of constant chores or living with messes that continue to amass. Luckily, there are ways to keep your home clean and free from clutter without a big time commitment. Here are some tips from out favorite Austin maid service to keep your home clean.

Make a Chore Chart

Chore charts can be much more than deciding who is in charge of a specific part of the house. Even if you live alone, you can break down the chores that are necessary each week and assign all of them a particular day. Mondays can be for dusting, Tuesdays for vacuuming, and Saturdays for laundry. If you have multiple people in your household, consider giving each person a day for chores, which gives the rest of the family some time off.

Hire a Maid Service

If time is money, a maid service can pay for itself in spades. Nearly every maid service allows you to choose how often your home is cleaned. For some people, a visit …

How To Write Excellent, Effective, and Attractive Content

Before we get started we need to give props to the wise folks at Rapid Queue at

As search technology has advanced almost exponentially in recent years, so also have marketers and advertisers been attempting to maximize the amount of attention their websites receive.

A certain amount of this attention, of course, is through search engine optimization, or SEO. If the right combination of keywords continues to appear throughout an article, then the site will come up when those keywords are searched. However, this is really only one step of the process when it comes to marketing a site. It is bad business for a site if a visitor clicks once, finds a long list of repetitive keywords, and never wants to return. The next step to maintaining a site that has a high number of views and consistent readership is to have strong content that is posted at regular intervals. Luckily, there are some basic ways to ensure that any website has a stream of excellent content that will keep people coming back for more.

The first step–which may seem obvious, but is not always followed–is to put sufficient research into any article posting. In an attempt …

Rock and Roll Culture in Mexico

By tracing the history of rock and roll in Mexico and the rise of a native countercultural movement, this dissertation analyzes the complex interrelationship between the state, transnational culture industries, and popular cultureduring a period of rapid modernization and regime crisis. The dissertation argues that popular culture referents introduced by foreign capital eventually became “uncontainable” in the context of student revolt, thus culminating in a mass countercultural movement which directly challenged the state’s capacity to control the discourse of national identity.

When rock ‘n’ roll was introduced into Mexico in the late 1950s, it quickly came to epitomize “modern values” and, despite attacks from conservatives, a creolized version of this youth culture was eagerly grafted onto the modernizing aspirations of a rising middle class. The sudden rise of a massive, student-led protest movement against authoritarian rule in the nation’s capital during 1968, however, linked rock music with protest against the regime. Halted by a government massacre, in the movement’s wake a native countercultural movement–”La Onda”–emerged as a vehicle for resistance politics and an outlet for alternative articulations of self and national identity among youth.

The rise of a Mexican counterculture, however, was neither wholly spontaneous nor commercial-free: local and transnational …