What Businesses Have A Bright Future?

The world is ever in flux, but it seems like it’s changing a little more frequently these days. The rise of the internet, as well as changing demographics and global needs, means that even those industries that have long been a core of the business world are not guaranteed to be successful (or even needed) in the future. If you’re going to set up a business, then, it’s recommended that you avoid looking to the past for inspiration, and instead focus on the future. So what industries are going to be successful in the future? Whose prospects are bright? We take a look at a few options below. While there’s no such thing as a guaranteed success, these have more of a chance than others. 

What Businesses Have A Bright Future?

Personal Healthcare

It’s the people in the world that drives the economy, not some unseen force of nature. As such, it’s always a good idea to look at the needs of the world when it comes to setting up a business. In the coming decades, we’re going to see something that has never happened before: there will soon be more people in retirement age than there are young people. How about that? And since those retirees are going to need looking after, healthcare — in all forms: hospitals, at-home care, and so on — is projected to be one of the most profitable industries in the near future. 

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Hocus Pocus Cookies

Halloween is next month! Are you ready? I love this time of year! Hocus Pocus is one of my favorite movies! That’s why I’m so excited to share our Hocus Pocus Cookies! These are perfect for office Halloween parties, potluck, family get togethers, and more! And how cute are these cookies? 

Hocus Pocus Cookies

In the spirit of Halloween, I like to change my ringtone to Hocus Pocus too! Do you have your own copy of Hocus Pocus? If not, you get your own copy at Amazon, Disney, Best Buy, and Walmart

As a single mom, we’ve adapted our own little quiet evening at home. Looking for a fun Halloween activity that involve Lego toys? We also rounded up some of the Top Halloween Kids Movies!

Are you looking for fun Halloween decorating and craft ideas? Wendy shares her Halloween craft ideas and how she decorates her home

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Are you looking for more chocolate recipes to try? Stop by our Chunky Monkey Brownies, Kit Kat Cupcakes, Dark Chocolate Reese’s Bars, and Chocolate Chip Walnut Bars

If you want more Disney friendly snacks to make, check out our Captain Marvel Cupcakes and Mickey Mouse Stuffed Cookies.

Hocus Pocus Cookies centered

Ingredients Needed:

1 C sweet cream unsalted butter

3/4 C sugar

2/3 C packed brown sugar 

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 1/4 C flour

2/3 C unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

M&M Candies – green, orange, and purple

1 medium bowl

1 small bowl

electric mixer and mixing bowl

Cookie sheet 

Parchment paper

1 flavor injector 

1 container of white frosting 

3-5 drops of neon green gel food coloring 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper

Hocus Pocus Cookies IP Step 3

Separate green, orange, brown and purple M&M’s into a small bowl

Hocus Pocus Cookies IP Step 4

Using a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder together. 

Mix well to blend all ingredients. Set aside.

With the electric mixer cream the butter and sugars (both) together.

Add in the eggs and vanilla. Beat to mix well into the butter and sugar mixture.

Slowly begin to add small amounts of the dry ingredients into the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla mixture until all of the dry ingredients are combined.

With your hands begin making small dough balls. (about the size of a small ice cream scoop or 2 inches)

Hocus Pocus Cookies IP Step 10

Again using your hands press the different colored M&M’s into each round cookie dough ball.

Hocus Pocus Cookies IP Step 11

Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Remove out of the oven and allow to cool slightly on the cookie sheet. Then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Scoop the frosting into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 15 second to soften it

Mix in the drops of neon green gel food coloring 

Using the flavor injector, place the needle into the bowl and pull the knob up on the injector to pull up some frosting

Poke the side of the cookie and inject frosting into the cookie until the top cracks

Repeat step on all cookies

Enjoy!

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Hocus Pocus Cookies

Just in time for Halloween, celebrate with Hocus Pocus Cookies!
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, dessert, Hocus Pocus Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 C sweet cream unsalted butter
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 2/3 C packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 C flour
  • 2/3 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • M&M Candies (green,orange, and purple)
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 small bowl
  • electric mixer and mixing bowl
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • 1 flavor injector
  • 1 container of white frosting
  • 3-5 drops of neon green gel food coloring

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Separate green, orange, brown and purple M&M’s into a small bowl
  • Using a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder together.
  • Mix well to blend all ingredients. Set aside.
  • With the electric mixer cream the butter and sugars (bottogether.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla. Beat to mix well into the butter and sugar mixture.
  • Slowly begin to add small amounts of the dry ingredients into the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla mixture until all of the dry ingredients are combined.
  • With your hands begin making small dough balls. (about the size of a small ice cream scoop or 2 inches)
  • Again using your hands press the different colored M&M’s into each round cookie dough ball.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Remove out of the oven and allow to cool slightly on the cookie sheet. Then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Scoop the frosting into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 15 second to soften it
  • Mix in the drops of neon green gel food coloring
  • Using the flavor injector, place the needle into the bowl and pull the knob up on the injector to pull up some frosting
  • Poke the side of the cookie and inject frosting into the cookie until the top cracks
  • Repeat step on all cookies
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Makes 18-20 cookies
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Is it ever too early to celebrate Halloween? Start early! Save this recipe to make for Halloween! Our Hocus Pocus Cookies are sure to be a hit! Don’t forget to bookmark, pin on pinterest, and share this recipe with friends! 

Fall For Healthy Food and Drink Favorites

Fall Foods and Drinks that are healthy
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I don’t know about you, but summer seemed to fly by for our family. It was very busy! Actually, we really tried to stay healthy and active. We spent a lot of time outdoors, swimming, and traveling. It was a very relaxed pace of life. But, next thing I knew, it was fall! We gathered our favorite Fall Foods and Drinks!

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3 Ways To Reorganize Your Digital Workspace

If you’re anything like us, creating content and writing is something you do with no small amount of pleasure. That being said, it’s not uncommon for this content to pile up over time. Do you find your desktop Mac or PC running slowly than usual? Is it much harder to find the files you needed? We share 3 Ways To Reorganize Your Digital Workspace!

3 Ways To Reorganize Your Digital Workspace

This can often be quite a saddening thing, because who doesn’t like being organized? Additionally, it can sometimes be that when things are out of hand, it can take even more time to unravel them. Leave enough dishes on the countertop, and one day an hours-long washing up session will be needed. It’s just the way of the world.

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Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts

I bought my Instant Pot on a whim earlier this year. It was on sale and I couldn’t pass it up. I am not much of a cook and I figured the Instant Pot could make things easier for me. I was originally looking at the smallest one, the Instant Pot 3qt. Now that I have my Instant Pot, I am always looking for easy, fun, and quick recipes to make in my new appliance! Get ready for our Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts!

Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts

I love eating brussels sprouts! They are full of fiber and keeps me feeling full! Brussels sprouts are the perfect side dish, especially as a vegetarian! Please note: The Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts recipe calls for chicken broth, but you can substitute vegetable broth!

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If you’re looking for a delicious dessert, check out our Instant Pot Chocolate Cheesecake recipe. 

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Ingredients/Items Needed:

Instant Pot 

1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, outer leaves removed and rinsed well

1 cup chicken broth (1 cup) – you can substitute vegetable broth

lemon (1), divided (squeezed)

½ teaspoon whole black peppercorns

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

IP Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts Step 1

Remove outer leaves from Brussels sprouts and rinse well. Place in steamer basket.

IP Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts Step 2

Add chicken broth (or vegetable broth) to the inner pot and then set the steamer basket in the pot. 

IP Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts Step 3

Squeeze half lemon over the Brussels sprouts and place the half lemon in the steamer basket.

IP Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts Step 4

Add peppercorns to steamer basket.

Turn pressure valve to sealing and set manual pressure on high for 4 minutes.

IP Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts Step 6

Do a quick release when pressure time has finished.

IP Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts Step 7

Remove steamer basket and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon ground pepper and then squeeze the other half lemon over the Brussels sprouts.

IP Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts served on plate

Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts

The Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Brussels Sprouts make the perfect side dish! Super easy and quick to prepare!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brussels sprouts, side dish, vegetables, vegetarian
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts outer leaves removed and rinsed well
  • 1 cup chicken broth you can substitute vegetable broth
  • 1 lemon divided (squeezed)
  • ½ teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Remove outer leaves from Brussels sprouts and rinse well. Place in steamer basket.
  • Add chicken broth (or vegetable broth) to the inner pot and then set the steamer basket in the pot.
  • Squeeze half lemon over the Brussels sprouts and place the half lemon in the steamer basket.
  • Add peppercorns to steamer basket.
  • Turn pressure valve to sealing and set manual pressure on high for 4 minutes.
  • Do a quick release when pressure time has finished.
  • Remove steamer basket and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon ground pepper and then squeeze the other half lemon over the Brussels sprouts.

Notes

Serves 4.
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Brussels sprouts are a delicious side dish! This recipe is easy and delicious! Be sure to bookmark, print, and pin this recipe! You can also share this recipe with friends!

Weight Watchers Rocky Road Cupcakes

If you’re doing Weight Watchers, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice the sweets and treats! We made our Weight Watchers Rocky Road Cupcakes and they were a hit with friends and neighbors. 

Weight Watchers Rocky Road Cupcakes

Looking for additional Weight Watchers Recipes?  Check out our Weight Watch Salsa and Weight Watchers Taco Casserole. The Taco Casserole can be modified to be vegetarian too! We also have quick start guide for Weight Watchers as a vegetarian!

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Helpful Tech A Business Can Rely On

A business needs to rely on many things. From an outsiders point of view, it might seem like the one who is managing everything is the one at the top of the company. But in all reality, business owners are just the ones pulling all the strings, it’s the people you chose to partner and employ that are actually holding the business together, you’re just the brains of it all. One of the biggest areas that you’ll rely on to help with your business, is the technology that you use. Let’s talk about helpful tech a business can rely on!

Helpful Tech A Business Can Rely On

Technology is power

Technology is the greatest power in the world at the minute. It’s more powerful than the world leaders who are throwing us into turmoil, and it only seems to be getting stronger. Because with technology, you can pretty much do and know everything. Technology is a power that’s growing every year, and it seems the more we try to progress with it, the more it seems to be able to do.

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Eat Healthy, Who’s Got Time For That?

Eating healthy can be really hard and it can be made even harder with the cost of food and the time constraints. Whether you have children or just a demanding job, finding the time to cook meals with fresh and healthy ingredients is not always an option. We found a meal delivery service that will fit your busy schedule!

Fresh n' Lean 5 Day Meal Plan
Fresh n’ Lean 5 Day Meal Plan
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Meal Delivery Service

Thankfully Fresh n’ Lean meal delivery offers a solution to this problem. Get your meals delivered to your door! Choose your meal options and they prepare your meals for you!

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6 Stylish Pieces For Your Fall Fitness

School is back in session, which means, Fall/Autumn is right around the corner! Are you ready? I recently started going through my wardrobe to downsize and bring out all my cool weather clothing! I’m mostly just going through my moving boxes, overstuffed dresser drawers and trying to downsize overall. We moved back in December and it’s overdue to downsize everything! It’s time to freshen up your closet! With that, I found 6 stylish pieces for your fall fitness! 

6 Stylish Pieces For Your Fall Fitness
Beauty Brite Disclosure

I don’t know about you but I am ready for Fall weather. Although, I am rarely ever prepared for cool weather. I always feel like it creeps up so quickly! I am ready for the cooler weather and getting back into my fitness! There are times when I get too busy with life, or the weather is too hot to walk. I also like to workout at home. 

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Upgrade To A Smart And Efficient Dishwasher

When my son and I moved into our new home, my realtor suggested I have the locks changed. Fast forward 8 months and we finally got the locks changed. We chose an electronic lock with a keypad entry option! I am so excited about it because my son can open the door on his own just by entering his code. Our door lock also automatically locks after 30 seconds. If you’re looking to upgrade and be more efficient, we share some of our tips! Are you ready to upgrade to a smart and efficient dishwasher? 

Upgrade To A Smart And Efficient Dishwasher

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

I’m a single mom on a fixed income. With that, I want to be as efficient and energy saving as possible. Our utility companies have high rates at certain times during the week. I time my major appliance use around those times. For instance, I wash my dishes late at night or early in the morning. As for laundry, I tend to do my laundry in the morning and early afternoon. 

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