Since 2008, Amanda Volovik has been working in digital art
production. She began by learning animation programs on her own and later shifted
her focus to the creation of digital still art, including unique
abstract and impressionist projects and digitally enhanced photographs.
She runs her own business, Digital Art by Amanda Volovik, through which
she holds showings of her work and sells framed prints.
establishing her own art business, Amanda Volovik completed her Bachelor
of Science in Criminal Justice Administration with a minor in P
sychology at the University of Phoenix. From 1995 to 2000, she worked
as a Site Services Associate for Tthe Packard Foundation, a Los Altos,
California-based organization that seeks to provide many grants such as international child protection and reproductive health
services in south Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and the United States.
Volovik’s charitable efforts include volunteering for the Humane
Society. She has rescued and adopted three dogs and a cat, a Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso mix, a Pomeranian and
a Maine Coon cat.
Amanda is an Eastern Orthodox Christian who works and volunteers for her church bookstore and their food bank, Archangel Michael's Food Pantry.
When you are looking for a new mattress, brand is a crucial point of consideration. You have to put your money on a reliable brand of mattress. Securing your purchase is easier if you know that the company that manufactured the mattress is reliable.
Use the following tips to get to know the best mattress brand today:
Find out how long the company has been operating. I am one of those who advices consumers not to quickly remove new mattress brands from their list of options. But you also have to think about longevity. The longer the company has been in this business, the more reliable they are.
Look for a brand that has been in this business for at least more than two decades. That will put you at ease as to their competence in creating the best mattresses. If they haven’t been producing the most reliable beds, they should go bankrupt after two decades.
Check out the best-rated mattresses and find out which brands have mattresses included in those lists. All mattress companies have their fair share of complaints. This is why you have to look at the bigger picture. Check out best-rated lists and choose the brand that has the most mattresses included in the list. Despite some complaints, you know that they are providing quality-made mattresses.
Perhaps the most popular mattress companies in the past few decades are Sealy, Tempurpedic, Englander and Serta. They have been delivering mattress crafted by the best mattress craftsmen in the industry. Their mattresses have been equipped with some of the most stellar features and the most advanced technologies. gel memory foam mattress They have pretty much set the standards in mattress-making.
But which of them is the best one? How can you choose the right mattress brand for your sleep needs? Let me tell you the strengths and the weaknesses of each mattress manufacturer.
Strengths: They are undoubtedly the leading mattress manufacturer in this day and age. They have the largest warehouse. They also cater to the needs of many hotel establishments. In the past few years, they have also been endorsed by Chiropractic organizations. This reputation is one of their strengths.
They are reliable because they really put the comfort of their clients in mind. This is why they have employed experts to design the right mattresses for every body type.
Weakness: They have a few misses when it comes to durable mattresses. Just like other companies, they have had their share of complaints regarding the ability of the mattress to last for a long time. However, many consumers can say that they have an accommodating customer service so complaints are taken care of.
We always hear about the best mattress brands, and what they can do for us. But what about the brands that get the lowest scores for customer satisfaction? We went to the website which leading rating and review site for mattresses and mattress brands for the latest poll results.
Stearns and Foster
This luxury mattress division of Sealy received the worst customer reviews of all major mattress brands. The main complaints were that the mattresses developed body impressions and sags, with about 25 % of Stearns and Foster owners having the problem. Customers also complained about back pain due to the sagging, as well as the high price of the mattress sets. These beds did earn good marks in variety of feels as well as motion separation. Stearns and Foster’s parent company, Sealy, also has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, which is excellent.
These mattresses are in the entry-level to mid-price range, and also received the worst customer reviews. The main major complaint is sagging and body impressions. At least 30 % of customers reported that their mattress felt uncomfortable within three years due to sagging. Other complaints were that the mattress was bouncy, which led to motion transfer, and that the mattress made noise when sat on. Restonic received OK ratings due to not having an initial odor, not being hot, and not requiring flipping or rotating.
Nevada Humane Society Image: nevadahumanesociety.org
Amanda V. Volovik is a digital artist who founded and manages her own business, Digital by Amanda V. Volovik. Through this business, she provides various services including digital art creation, digital photo enhancement, and custom photo art. Outside of work, Ms. Volovik is passionate about animal rights and has adopted and fostered numerous animals from the Nevada Humane Society (NHS).
Since 2011, the NHS has run the G.I. Dogs program, which assists the transformation of abandoned and rescued cats and dogs into service animals or companions for military veterans.
Dogs involved in the program are educated by a dog trainer who has worked with K9 units and is himself a veteran. Those receiving the animals are paired with their ideal companion, and the animals are vaccinated and microchipped prior to adoption. The usual adoption fee is waived, and the society also offers reduced costs should the adopted service animals require medical care in the future.
A digital artist and entrepreneur, Amanda Volovik enjoys spending her time away from work volunteering at the Nevada Humane Society. Additionally, Amanda Volovik lives an active lifestyle. She practices martial arts, runs, and regularly does circuit training.
Running requires significant stamina and strength. Runners can improve their performance with circuit training, which involves doing high-intensity exercises as part of an aerobic and strength-training regimen. The benefits include the following:
1. Building lean muscle mass and burning more calories per minute than traditional strength-training and aerobic activities.
2. Correcting structural imbalances to develop running-specific strength. This particularly helps injury-prone and inexperienced runners.
3. Increasing overall flexibility, athleticism, and strength.
4. Spending less time (up to 20 minutes) training the entire body. This benefits those with limited time to exercise.
5. Enhancing ligament and tendon strength as well as bone density.
6. Boosting cardiovascular strength with the reduction of rest time between sets.
7. Increasing running speed with a circuit training routine that alternates running with bench step-ups and core-strengthening exercises.
As Ray deals with the hard news of a baseball sized brain tumor, I, his wife, am adding some of his works for public availability / purchase to offset some of the expenses and costs of his costly procedures.
“Heart of the Sea”
Original was spray paint on canvas.
Prints now available of this and they are signed and ready to frame.
If you would like to order anything from his Etsy shop that would be a huge help to us right now to offset some expenses. You can use Coupon Code ART50 during check out to save 50%. https://www.etsy.com/shop/UrbanWallArt
Sometimes a writer doesn’t have enough love to go around.
The Flash Fiction Fling
A writer who flirts with several forms of writing at the same time is in a polyamorous relationship with each of them.
Flash fiction has no delusions about its role in the relationship. It knows the wordsmith is just looking for a ‘one write stand,’ a moment of passion in a micro medium. Flash fiction doesn’t mind when a writer forgoes first act foreplay and dives right into the action. It isn’t surprised by the premature punctuation before a resolution. It knows that once its 300 words are up the writer will be on to the next one. Wham bam publish ma’am.
The Short Story Shrug Off
A short story might get a little more optimistic, surprising the writer with new ideas the moment they were going to call it quits. The short story plays with…
People talking. Dialogue. Here’s what the American Heritage Dictionary (online) has to say about it:
1. a. A conversation between two or more people. b. A discussion of positions or beliefs, especially between groups to resolve a disagreement.
2. a. Conversation between characters in a drama or narrative. b. The lines or passages in a script that are intended to be spoken.
Here we’re mainly concerned with #2, but as you’ll see, #1 is also important, especially #1a.
Writers of technical and scholarly material may not have to bother with dialogue. They can write papers and whole books in which people don’t talk to each other. For fiction writers, memoirists, and writers of nonfiction of a more personal kind, dialogue is almost indispensable. It also comes in handy for journalists and academics who incorporate interviews with real people into their work. They don’t make the dialogue up, but it takes skill…
A graduate of the University of Phoenix, Amanda Volovik maintains nearly two decades of experience in service, assistance, and artistic industries. These roles provided Amanda Volovik the opportunity to include skills such as executive support, facilities coordination, purchasing and even planning to her professional experience. In addition to professional endeavors, Ms. Volovik designates much of her time to non-profit and charitable organizations.
As a staunch supporter of animal rights and advocacy, Amanda Volovik has spent several years volunteering with Rescue and Humane Societies in Northern Nevada. Through the Humane Society and local Rescues, she adopted several rescue animals, including a Maine Coon Cat and three dogs. Amanda Volovik’s volunteer and service roles extend beyond her assistance with animals, as well. She spent five years in a site services role with the David & Lucile Packard Foundation in Los Altos, California. Here, she provided administrative coordination and management support services to the Foundation, which supports areas such as grant making, conservation, and science.
In addition to her professional and volunteer experience, Amanda Volovik is a Christian, and has volunteered and offered assistance to church efforts in desktop publishing, book sales, fundraisers and their food bank.
2008 - Present
Owner/Operator / Digital Art by Amanda Volovik
Digital art creations for sale online, prints or framed, offers showings.
Administrative Coordinator and Executive Assistant / Garage.com
Administrative Coordinator and Executive Support for President
Site Services Associate / The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Purchasing and Facilities Coordination, Administrative Support
University of Phoenix
B.S. Criminal Justice Administration, Minor in Psychology