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Star Trek Online Escort Ship Guide

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If you want to play the most fun ship in Star Trek Online, choosing an escort ship is probably a very good idea. Escort ships are different from both science and cruiser ships for a number of reasons.If you want to play the most fun ship in Star Trek Online, choosing an escort ship is probably a very good idea. Escort ships are different from both science and cruiser ships for a number of reasons.

Escort Redline - The Best Radar Detector?

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The Escort Redline is one of the top performing radar detectors available on the market today, but is it the best? It's excellent sensitivity, unmatched selectivity, and large feature set positions it at the top of the line, but it's not without flaws. Find out if the Escort Redline is the radar detector for you.The Escort Redline is one of the top performing radar detectors available on the market today, but is it the best? It's excellent sensitivity, unmatched selectivity, and large feature set positions it at the top of the line, but it's not without flaws. Find out if the Escort Redline is the radar detector for you.

Make Your Bathrooms Appealing With Kohler Toilet Parts

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These days, toilet parts have become very expensive. Along with that there is no guarantee on these products. Both of their guarantee and warranty depends on your luck. They may or may not last long. So it is better to consider toilet components that are being produced by a famous brand, just like Kohler. One thing that comes with the name Kohler is that they are market leaders in providing world class toilet components that can change the entire look of your restrooms. Kohler toilet parts are made of superior materials, durable enough and come with probably a long time guarantee which no other company can provide. Kohler is around for almost a century now and is the most reliable source of getting desired toilet components for your bathrooms. The brand of Kohler has been accredited with numerous modifications and inventions to the entire bathroom experience. You will find bathroom settings right from sinks, bath tubs, and the talk of the town- the upcoming Kohler toilet unit with enamel. This system works in an innovative manner, flushes out all the waste materials from the toilet by using fraction of the amount of water that other systems would probably use. Such systems can only be expected from Kohler. Some of the Kohler toilet parts can leave you astounding. These are high on style and designs. You would not find any single piece in the market that matches the elegance of Kohler toilet parts. Always consider buying certified parts from genuine Kohler dealers. A lot of authentic Kohler dealers are available these days from whom you can purchase the external toilet components like toilet tanks, handles, toilet seats and rims. What you need to make sure is that you are purchasing the right kind of components for your toilet for your bathroom settings. Some of the other toilet parts by Kohler include a filler valve, flush lever, or a float, a siphon candy and so on.

Before You Buy a Cookware Set

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Planning to Buy a Cookware Set? Do you own a cookware set? If you don't, it is probably in your standing wish list. Many people invest in cookware set this time of year (it is Christmas, after all!) so here are a few guidelines and questions for those of you choosing the cookware set. Whether you are buying the versatile All Clad Cookware or another brand name of cookware set, run through these questions and tips as you go about your cookware set shopping. 1. Do I really need to buy a cookware set? - The first question you should ask yourself is whether you really need a cookware set. Indeed, they are beautiful on the pot rack or in your cabinet and they are very handy for certain kitchen tasks. But we have found that a good skillet and a saucepan are just as useful for nearly every cooking task. If you don't make a lot of variety food, you don't really have to own a cookware set. But does a cookware set make everything a little easier? Sure. And if you make a lot dishes, it's very useful. 2. If I had a cookware set, would I work with each piece in the set more than once a week? - This is an arbitrary standard, but I probably wouldn't have bought my own cookware set if I didn't think I would use it about once a week, or frequently. 3. Do I have space for storing a cookware set? - Some cookware set consists of 2 to 14 piece in the box. It's difficult to store them in a narrow kitchen, so except if you have a built-in appliance lift or kitchen appliance garage, you will need a lot of room or space for them. But if you do have a narrow space but still want to buy a cookware set, why don't you buy a pot rack for addition, it helps you to solve storing problems and also protect your pots and pans much better than a kitchen cabinet. 4. Which kind of pots and pans do you need? - For a few people a skillet and a saucepan would be adequate for them, but for others like me, I need a lot of pots and pans. My advice has always been to start small. Cookware is one thing that really shouldn't be skimped on: cheap pots and pans are simply not worth it. That doesn't really mean you need to invest a lot of your funds, though; you could find great deals on good cookware at retailers like Amazon, Cooking.com or even at a garage sale. 5. What sort of cookware material that fits on your cooktop? - If you use a conduction stovetop, some cookware surface cannot be used. There are a lot of type of cooking surface available, such as stainless steel, iron, copper, ceramic, enameled iron, glass, and Hard-Anodized. 6. Is it easy to clean or not? - If you don't like to waste your time cleansing your cookware by hand, you better pick up a cookware set that features dishwasher safe. But for some cookware, even the manufacturer state dishwasher safe, you still have to wash by hand to avoid scratch on your pans, example like, All Clad Cookware, they are dishwasher safe, but due to the hefty price, you better wash by hand only. 7. How much can I afford to spend? - Once you have decided that you could afford the counterspace, and that yes, a cookware set is a great investment for your kitchen and your cooking style, it is time to decide how much you are willing to spend. Cookware set can be found for anywhere from about $100 to over $2000. Little Information About Cookware Materials Stainless Steel Positive: Nonreactive (meaning you can cook any kind of food in it, the food taste won't change), heavy, durable, dishwasher-safe, inexpensive for some basic models. Negatives: Poor heat transfer and distribution. A better alternative? You can solve this problem by buying much better quality (and higher priced) stainless steel cookware with an added inner core made of copper or aluminum, which improves the heat conductivity. It might be pricey, but it'll last a lifetime. All-Clad is a great model associated with high-end stainless steel cookware. Copper Positive: Excellent thermal conductivity, cooks food evenly. Negatives: Reactive with alkaline or acidic foods, which can result a metallic taste after being cooked in a copper pot. Light colored foods, like eggs, can also develop grey streaks when they pick up the copper compounds, which also means you'll ingest small amounts of copper. Not really a problem if it's an infrequent thing, but not so great for everyday use. Copper also requires routine polishing and maintenance, and it's costly. A better alternative? Consider copper pots with a stainless steel or tin layer so you get the best of both worlds: great thermal conductivity, with the safety and versatility of a nonreactive layer. Aluminum Positive: Excellent thermal conductivity, light-weight, inexpensive. Negatives: Like copper, raw aluminum is extremely reactive to alkaline or acidic foods. It's also very soft and is likely to warp in high heat and scratch easily, which leads to health concerns with long-term use. A better alternative? Anodized aluminum has been treated by an electro-chemical process that hardens it, as a result solving most of the issues with raw aluminum. It's more costly than raw aluminum, but also a far excellent cookware material. While anodized aluminum does take longer to heat up than other materials, it's an exceptional heat conductor (superior to stainless steel), scratch-resistant, and lightweight but still very strong. Cast Iron Positive: Sturdy, affordable, naturally non-stick if properly seasoned, distributes heat evenly and maintains heat well, imparts iron to foods (an added benefit for some), great for long, low simmering and browning. Negatives: Cast iron is also reactive, and doesn't take well to acidic foods. It's also fairly heavy, takes a long time to heat up, requires a bit more effort to clean and preserve. Another alternative? While we still prefer raw cast iron for skillets, enameled cast iron (cast iron coated in porcelain enamel) has most the advantages of cast iron without the extra trouble, so it's a great material for dutch ovens. It's non-reactive, easy to clean, and beautiful.

Air Purifier Buying Guide

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The tight seals that make your home comfortable and energy efficient also make the indoor air more polluted. The air inside your home is five to ten times dirtier than the air outside, and Americans spend 90% of their lives indoors. Quality air purifiers have never been more important for good health. Shopping for the right air purifier can be confusing and frustrating. Some air purifiers on the market today actually pollute the air with harmful levels of ozone, a powerful lung irritant that can be especially dangerous to asthma sufferers. Learn about air purifiers and find a safe, effective unit that's right for your needs with this air purifier buying guide. Common Household Air Pollutants Different air purifiers target different pollutants, so it's important to identify the pollutants you want to eliminate from your home before you buy an air purifier. Airborne Particles include pet allergen, dust mite allergen, pollen, plant spores, fungi, mold, and tobacco smoke, and they are the most common cause of indoor allergy and asthma attacks. A HEPA air purifier is the best method of eliminating airborne allergens. Household Odors and Gases include cooking odors, kitty litter, tobacco smoke, various toxins, and gaseous pollutants like indoor pesticides or aerosols. Activated carbon filters are ideal for adsorbing gases and odors that are too small to be trapped by a HEPA filter. "Adsorb" is not a typo; "adsorption" occurs when materials attach through a chemical reaction. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are found in a wide variety of common household products: paints, varnishes, cleaning supplies, disinfectants, glues and adhesives, and even new carpet and building supplies. Look for ingredients like benzene, chloride, formaldehyde, ethylene, and toluene. VOCs can cause the following symptoms: irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, nausea, and even severe chronic health conditions such as damage to the nervous system. The presence of VOCs can also exacerbate asthma. Microorganisms include antigens, pathogens, bacteria, and viruses. They're the everyday germs that make us sick. Mold is also considered a microorganism. Air Purifier Filter Types Different air purifier filters target different types of air pollution. HEPA air purifiers are the most popular, and they're perfect for eliminating household allergens such as dust, animal dander, and pollen, but they're not very good at capturing ultra-fine particles like viruses or eliminating foul odors or chemical fumes. Because different air purifier technologies have different strengths and weaknesses, many modern air purifiers combine two or more filter types in the same unit. For example, the Austin Air Super Blend Healthmate utilizes a HEPA filter along with an activated carbon filter to help eliminate odors and fumes. Let's take a closer look at the different types of filters: HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filters set the standard for air purification. By definition, a HEPA filter removes at least 99.97% of all particles as small as 0.3 microns. HEPA air purifiers were originally developed by the Atomic Energy Commission to capture radioactive dust particles. HEPA filters allow only very small particles to pass through them. Allergens such as pollen, animal dander, mold spores, and dust get trapped in the filter. The main disadvantage of the HEPA air purifier is that you have to periodically change the filter. The main advantage: If it's HEPA certified, then you know it works well. Not all HEPA filters are created equal. Size matters: the more square feet of HEPA filter, the more particulates it will be able to remove. The size, material, and construction of the actual filter media all play a role in the air purifier's performance and may account for why one HEPA filter is more expensive than another. Ion Generators and Ozone Generators create charged particles (ions) and emit them into the surrounding air. These ions combine with impurities (like dust) in the air, forcing the impurities to cling to a nearby surface. Consequently, ion generators often produce dirty spots on nearby walls and floors because they do not eliminate impurities; ion generators simply force impurities to cling to a surface (in the same way that static electricity can make a sock cling to a shirt). Ion generators are the second most popular type of air purifiers, but they both emit ozone, a powerful lung irritant that is especially dangerous for people with asthma and other chronic lung diseases, children, and the elderly. Electrostatic Precipitators work on the same principle of electricity as ion generators and ozone generators, but electrostatic precipitators capture impurities rather than simply forcing them to cling to an external surface. Electrostatic precipitators, such as the Friedrich C90B Electrostatic Air Purifier, use electronic cells to charge particles within the purifier and immediately trap the impurities on collector plates. The main advantage with this type of air purifier is that the collector plates never have to be replaced; they can be easily washed in the dishwasher. Be aware that some electrostatic precipitators also generate ozone. Charged Media Filters work the same way as electrostatic precipitators, but they collect particles on fiber filters instead of plates. The advantage of these filters is that they are able to collect very small particles, sometimes as small as 0.1 microns, through a combination of a filter and an electrostatic charge. The disadvantage is that, like the electrostatic precipitator filters, charged media filters lose their efficiency fairly quickly, and they can require more frequent filter replacements compared to a HEPA air purifier. These types of units can produce ozone, but the better ones on the market do not. If you are going to purchase this type of air purifier, make sure that it does not produce ozone. The best air purifier in this category is the Blueair air purifier. Activated Carbon Filters are rarely used alone to purify the air, but they are often used in conjunction with other filters. Activated carbon and charcoal filters excel at adsorbing odors and gases and neutralizing smoke, chemicals, and fumes. "Adsorb" is not a typo; "adsorption" occurs when materials attach through chemical attraction. Activated carbon has been treated with oxygen, opening up millions of pores in the carbon. There are so many of these tiny pores that one pound of activated carbon has a surface area of 60 to 150 acres. This huge surface area makes it ideal for adsorbing gases and odors. These chemicals and gases are too small to be trapped by a HEPA filter, but they bond to the enormous surface area in the activated carbon. The bigger the carbon filter, the more chemicals it will be able to absorb and the longer it will keep on working. When it's full, it can't adsorb any more and has to be replaced. Impregnated carbon filters contain an additional chemical (a "chemisorbent") to eliminate certain chemicals like VOCs. Antibacterial and Germicidal Filters eliminate bacteria and germs. The IQAir Clean Room H13 HEPA Air Purifier, for example, utilizes a HEPA filter treated with agents to kill airborne microorganisms. Other air purifiers, like the AllerAir 4000 EXEC UV Air Purifier, use a UV lamp to kill germs. As antigens and pathogens pass over the lamp, it emits ultraviolet waves which alter their DNA, making them sterile and harmless. Air purifiers with UV filters are often used in sterile environments such as hospitals, kitchens, daycares, and labs. In residential use, they are great for controlling mold. If you are someone who gets sick often, an air purifier with a germicidal filter may be just what you need to give your immune system that extra boost. Pre-Filters remove large particles prior to primary filtration and come with nearly all air purifiers. Other Factors to Consider Before Buying an Air Purifier Area Coverage - Make sure the square footage listed for the air purifier is about the same or slightly greater than the square footage of the room where you intend to use it. Air Changes Per Hour (ACH) - This number, also known as the ACH rating, tells us how frequently the air purifier can exchange all the air in a given room. For example, if the purifier has a ACH rating of 6 for a 20' x 20' room, then it is capable of exchanging all of the air in that room 6 times every hour. If you have allergies or asthma, you want an ACH rating of at least 4 and preferably 6 or 8. Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) - The CADR, calculated by AHAM (The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers), tells us not only how much air is purified, but also how well it is purified. Air purifiers that have been tested by AHAM should have the AHAM Certified seal and CADR numbers for three pollutants: tobacco smoke, pollen, and dust. The higher the CADR rating, the more effective the air purifier is against that pollutant. CADR ratings are calculated impartially and recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency and American Lung Association. Price - Air purifiers range from affordable $100 air purifiers for small spaces to fully loaded $1,000+ air purifiers for large rooms. Filter Replacements - If you're buying a HEPA filter, don't forget to check and see how much replacement filters will cost. If your unit includes both a HEPA filter and a carbon filter or other combination filtration media, they will probably need to be replaced separately, and may last for different periods of time. This can be a hassle, particularly if they are difficult to access. Noise Level - Some air purifiers, such as the Blueair units, are extremely quiet, while others can be quite loud when operating at high power. If possible, ask for a demonstration before you buy your air purifier. Energy Usage - Like all appliances, different air purifiers use different amounts of energy for operation. Unlike most appliances, air purifiers run continuously, so you'll want to consider your utility bill before buying an air purifier. If only volts and amps are listed, simply multiply the two: volts x amps = watts. Typical mechanical air filters can use anywhere from 50 watts on low to 200 watts on high. (For comparison sake, a typical lamp uses about 60 watts, while a typical computer uses about 365 watts). Air Pollution - Some air purifiers pollute the air with ozone, a powerful lung irritant that is especially dangerous for asthmatics, children, and the elderly. Extra Features - These are the bells and whistles. They can make your air purifier a lot easier to use. On the other hand, they can also significantly up the price on an air purifier that isn't really all that much better than the next one. You simply have to decide which features will make your life easier and which ones just aren't worth the extra cash. For example, a filter change indicator light lets you know when to change the filter, and handles or casters are important if you plan on moving your air purifier around a lot. Manufacturer's Reputation - A manufacturer's reputation and the experiences of past customers deserve consideration in your decision. Certain manufacturers and products are highly respected in the industry for a reason - and the same goes for products which have garnered less respect. Check out customer reviews to get a sense of the reputation. Warranty - A five-year warranty is a good one. A ten-year warranty is even better! Take into account what the warranty covers - motor, fan, electrical components? Also, find out if certain customer actions will void the warranty. Some manufacturers will void the warranty if the customer does not purchase replacement filters over the recommended time period; this can be inconvenient if you plan to run your air purifier less often or if the air in your home is cleaner than average.

Why Choose a Red Electric Kettle?

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People spend loads of money to decorate a house. They buy all those items which make their home look unique and classy. For this they keep all the intricacies in mind from the tiles of the floor to the type of wallpaper on the kitchen walls. This is not for others but for themselves. No one would like to live in the home which is not tastefully done. That is the reason people pay even lots of attention to the type of crockery one uses at home. Some time back there was the era in which people only used the cut glass or melamine crockery. But the time has changed and the type of appliances we used in kitchen are also become high tech and the era of glamorous appliances is in vogue. The best example of this is red electric kettle. The red electric kettle is different from the stainless steel kettles. The stainless steel kettles are the traditionally fabricated stainless steel fabricated kettles. The stainless steel kettles are available in two variant - electrical and non electrical. They were good in their style and usage but they look to odd in usage for the current tend of glamorous kitchens. On the other hand the red kettle is making news. This is the kettle which does the same thing as the stainless steel kettles but it has the glamour quotient in it. The red electric kettle is different with other electric kettles. This has many advantages over other types of kettles. And the best quality of this is its convenience and easy to use features. This is especially designed to heat water. The red kettle is much more efficient than stove top kettles that are also available in red or stainless steel kettles. The electric kettles concentrate most of its energy in heating water. But the stove top kettles or stainless steel kettles present a varying amount of electricity waste caused by escaping heat that doesn't come into effective contact with water. This is the extra usage of electricity consumption. The electric kettles are the gift for the tea drinkers and especially for those who drinks green tea and flavored teas. This is because some kettles come with water temperature settings allowing you to boil water at lower temperatures for pleasant brewed tea. In these kettles specific temperature settings can be adjusted. And this will give you the type of tea you always wanted to drink. The red kettles look smart, elegant, unique and stylish in your kitchen, even when they are not in use. In this there is variant of cordless option also. This is the kettle which breaks the jinx of boring colorless stainless steel kettles. This is the kettle which is available with the cool touch handle and lid, boil dry safety cut out and non-slip feet as basic features the red electric kettles.

Restaurant Supply Stores Offer Commercial Fryers

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In a restaurant, the back line can be a hellish place to be. Cooks move quickly between the tools they use, the cutting board they slice on and the refrigeration system employed by the store. One of the largest pieces of equipment in the back house can be the commercial fryer. The commercial fryer is an essential tool in most restaurants because many foods are in need of a good deep frying. But which fryer will you choose? Commercial deep fryers come in a variety of sizes. An affordable counter top sized fryer is available from many brands, but these are used mostly by the home chef for special cooking projects. The most commonly seen size of deep fryer is the full size floor model commercial fryer. No matter where you get your french fries or hash browns from, they must first go through four hundred degree oil for three and a half minutes in a full size commercial fryer before reaching your mouth. Do you know what brand of commercial fryer may be the most popular? I have no fear in saying it is the brand with its purpose in its name: Frymaster! Frymaster makes the smaller single fryer that requires you to have a timer and lower the basket into the oil yourself; Frymaster also makes the monstrous three pit fryer which has a built in timer and lowers the fry baskets for you! That's not all. These fryers tell you when they need to be filtered and have earned an ENERGY STAR rating! The masters of their niche? With a name like that, they ought to be! A restaurant supply that doesn't offer commercial fryers can't possibly be a restaurant supply. Considering my earlier statement (the commercial fryer is an essential tool in most restaurants...) you may need to double check that you're actually on a restaurant supply web site. When you do find the restaurant supply you're looking for, don't forget that commercial fryers have many necessary accessories. One of these accessories is the gas connector. That's right. These bad boys run off propane or natural gas. Without a gas hose you won't be frying much of anything! Another important accessory are fry baskets! Sure you can throw something in the fryer and fish it out with your unprotected fingers (bad idea) but why do that when the convenience of a stainless steel basket is ready to make your frying experience one hundred times easier! Another valuable tool a restaurant supply store should offer is an oil disposal tool. Small pieces of fried food are always left behind in the fryer. To maintain your fry oil a daily filtration regimen should be implemented and followed. Unfortunately, despite your efforts, your fry oil is going to go bad, and you will need a method of getting hot fry oil from the fryer to the disposal site outside (I'm assuming you have a shortening disposal box close to your dumpster). A shortening disposal unit is important for safe and efficient disposal of low quality oil. Generally, a disposal unit "plugs" into your fryer and accepts the bad oil. The unit is then rolled outside and the bad oil is pumped into a certified container. Ta-da! No more bad oil and handled like a pro!

Troubleshooting Your Non-Printing Printer - Five Things to Check

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Has your printer stopped printing? This always seems to happen as you try to print the boarding pass for your Caribbean cruise. Please try these five checks first before you kill your printer. Several things can fix printing. Some are easy simple checks and others are more complicated. This article presents the five things you can do to repair printing. After that, you are free to get a hammer, take out your frustration on your device, and buy a new cheaper one. We begin here with a simple easy checks and then progress to the more complex issues to resolve. Check 1: Printing devices must be powered-on to print. Please make sure that the power is turned on and that the power-on light is lighted. At this time it is best to make sure that all cables are plugged into the device and that there are no error indicators lighted. A quick check of the paper tray and paper hopper is in order as well. These should have a sufficient supply of fresh paper in them. Check 2: Please make sure that you are using the printer you are expecting. To verify this when using Microsoft® Word, please click on the upper left menu item "File" and then "Print" from the drop down menu. This reveals the printing panel to the right of the drop-down menu. In the printing panel on the upper left is the print button. Immediately below that the printer is identified. If the name of this device is not the printer you are expecting to use, there is a triangle pointing down on the right-hand side. Clicking on this triangle reveals a drop-down list of printers to which your computer can send the document for printing. Please make sure you have selected the printer that you expect. There are similar selections another computer programs that permit you to verify and to select the printer you wish to use. You can print on a different printer as a test. When the document prints on the other printer, your printer has the problem. This helps you identify precisely the problem hardware and software components. Check 3: Please verify that the documents waiting to print are not stopped. When a printer encounters any problem printing a document, it just stops printing. Any document that is subsequently sent to the printer cannot be printed until the previous document is completely printed. Printers print one document at a time. This is similar to cows crossing a stream. If the first cow comes the stream and does not cross, all remaining cows wait in line to cross the stream behind the first cow. If the first cow does cross the stream, the other cows follow. When one of the other cows refuses across the stream, the cows following it stop and do not cross the stream. Similarly, printers print all documents in the order that they are sent to the printer. If the ink runs out, if there is a paper the error, or if there is some other malfunction that stops a document from printing, that document and all remaining documents stop printing. After the error is corrected, the document may or may not automatically start printing. Sometimes you must restart the document printing for that document and subsequent documents to print. The printer document waiting line on Windows 7® is found by clicking on the "Start" button and opening "Devices and Printers". In the "Devices and Printers" window you select the printer you are using. Clicking the right mouse button opens a pop-up menu from which you select "See what's printing". This opens the printer queue. If there are no documents listed, then Windows® believes that all documents have been sent to the printer and printed. Sometimes a printer is set to work offline. In this event nothing can print because the device is offline. When a printer icon is colored light grey, the printer is likely set offline. In the "See what's printing" window, clicking on the "Printer" menu item produces a drop down menu. The "Use Printer Offline" selection appears about three lines from the bottom of this menu. Since Windows 7® is context sensitive and displays only the possible menu selections appropriate, the "Use Printer Offline" menu selection is often not visible. To place the device online, please un-check the "Use Printer Offline" menu item. Check 4: Many printing problems are caused by the loss of connection between the computer and the printer. To check the printer connection on Windows 7® you again click on the "Start" button and open "Devices and Printers". In the devices and printers window you select the printer you are using, click the right mouse button to open a pop-up menu, and you select "Printer properties". The printer properties window should open on the "General" tab. In the lower right should be the "Print Test Page" button. Clicking on this button is a quick way to test whether the computer is connected to the printer. It should immediately print a test page on the printer. If it does not print a test page, then the link to the printer may not be functioning properly. To verify the computer's connection to the printer you select the "Ports" tab. The "Ports" tab identifies the port that connects the computer to the printer. When the printer is connected by a USB cable to the computer, the port label identifies a USB port. Sometimes unplugging a USB cable and plugging it into a different USB port re-establishes the connection between the computer and the printer. Driver programs connecting Windows to the printer port may not be functioning properly with Windows. In this case reinstalling the latest printer driver programs can resolve this issue. The driver programs must typically match exactly the version of Windows on the computer. Often separate driver programs are used for the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows®. The latest driver programs are found at the printer manufacturer's website. If the printer is a network printer, a standard TCP/IP port is checked. A TCP/IP port connection can be broken when the incorrect printer IP address is used. To reconnect the printer to the computer, make sure that the IP address on the computer is the same as the IP address assigned to the printer. When the printer is a wireless printer, verifying the connection becomes more difficult. Similar to any other network connected printer, a wireless printer must have the IP address match the address used by the TCP/IP port on the computer. Sometimes the printer may be identified by name and not by IP address. If the name is correct, a test page should print on the printer. When a test page does not print, the most direct resolution of the problem may be re-installation of the printer. This would require the original printer installation CDs or a download of the installation software from the printer manufacturer's website. Check 5: Wireless printers often lose their connections to the network. This can be verified by going to the printer and selecting from the printer menus a print out of the network configuration. An alternate test is to use a different computer to print a test page to the wireless printer. When a wireless printer has lost its connection to the network, the simplest and most direct solution may be to reinstall the wireless printer on the network. This again would require an installation CD or a download of the installation software from the manufacturer's website. Wireless printer installation differs from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some printers require an active USB connection into the printer to complete wireless network installation. Other printers can be installed without such a USB connection. Wireless installation requires knowing the network key or password. Sometimes the latest Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security must be used for the printer to connect into the wireless network. The older Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) does not permit some printers to connect to the network properly. Performing these five checks should at the very least identify where the problem lies. You should be able to then zero-in on the root of the problem. If a printing problem is caused by physical damage, it is not cost-effective to repair the printer. In this case it is best to get out a big hammer and take out all your pent-up frustration on the device. Next go to the store and buy a newer, faster, and better one.

data entry book Work From Home: The Real Score

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More and more people are lured into taking online data entry jobs. Earn easy money by typing data entry book, at home, with no experience required is their golden promise. Doesn't they sound like one of those work at home entry of data misleading offers? If you are offered a job, which puts you at the top of the chain without much requirements and documents to submit, would you be able to say no? If you could, say work at your own pace and still get decent pay, would you be able to resist? And who wouldn't want to take a job that would let you spend more time with your family, go out with friends anytime you wish, or watch your favorite daytime TV shows? I would think none. Data entry jobs are one of the hottest and most in-demand job items today. To think that this finding does not even include similar key phrases such as 'online data entry', and 'data entry jobs', and search hits record on Google, Yahoo, MSN, and many other search engines is totally mind-boggling. Like any curious Pete, I couldn't help but wonder how a seemingly sweat-free job like this gets all the attention it has. data entry book Logically I thought they are either work from home scams or real jobs. But there's only one way to find out. So I conducted my own research and started looking into the most popular data entry programs found on Clickbank's Marketplace. And from my research, I found several interesting discoveries. When I visited the sites of these data entry programs, I was greeted by a lot of E-books. These E-books or training materials contain tips and guidelines on how to make money by selling Click-bank products and other items using Google AdWord. To earn money you have to pay a registration fee. data entry book Once you avail of the registration payment, they will send you training materials in the form of readings or E books. You will of course have to read through the contents and then convince others to do the same. If you manage to seal a deal, you earn money. If you don't, you must try and try until you make a sale.data entry book Not only that, you also pay for every ad you put up. Unfortunately, they won't tell you any of these in the beginning. When I learned about these, I was shocked in disbelief. This kind of job is not data entry at all but affiliate marketing masking under the guise of data entry work from home misleading offers. Well, to show you the real score, I am not saying that all the typing jobs are bad. What ticks my temper is the fact that their job advertising is misleading and too good to be true. And dishonest advertising is the road on which scams tread.data entry book Nonetheless, I still believe that there are genuine data entry jobs out there; you just have to do your assignment the best that you can. How would you know if a program is a mere data entry work from home scams? I would have to say, look for client and business reviews on the program you are considering. Most of what you will find are from real people so you would have a platform to begin with.

Deadbolt Keyless Door Locks Reduce Your Insurance Rates

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Deadbolt door locks must be good because they are the types of locks looked for by insurance companies when they assess the security systems of a house for setting homeowners insurance rates. Keyless Deadbolt Locks So if you are looking for keyless door locks, choose those that are deadbolt. A deadbolt has a locking mechanism that cannot be moved unless the lock cylinder is rotated. This is in contrast to the spring-bolt mechanism which can be moved with application of force to the bolt. A deadbolt then is more resistant to forced entry. According to insurers, they prefer a Grade 1 rating for deadbolts, as rated by the American National Standards Institute. Based on a crime survey, most burglars enter through unlocked windows or doors, lock picking and lock bumping and they choose houses that have no deadbolts or secure locking systems. The deadbolt locking mechanism has been incorporated in keyless door locks, so now there are combination door keyless deadbolts, digital keyless deadbolts, and other types of electronic keyless deadbolts such as those with fingerprint and remote control options. Here are some types of keyless deadbolt door locks that you can choose from: Schlage Electronic Pushbutton Deadbolt Keyless Lock You can store up to 19 four-digit codes with this lock, which you can install on your front doors, patio doors or garage doors. It has a motor drive and its battery lasts up to 3 years. It also features a keyway for emergency key use. You can take a look at this lock at nokey.com. Lockey 2210 Deadbolt Combination Lock This lock is operated simply by turning the knob to input your code and can be locked from the inside or outside. It also fits right- and left-hand doors, is weatherproof and can work on any hinged door. You can get more information about this lock and other keyless locks at gokeyless.com. Digital Tag Keyless Deadbolt Lock This deadbolt lock uses electronic tag keys and features an automatic lock option and an alarm for intruders. It is also weatherproof and bullet-proof and it can withstand sawing, hammering, prying and sawing. The most important parts of the lock, including the power batteries, motor, latch mechanism and CPU, are encased in the inner portion of the lock and protected by heavy-duty casing. You can take a look at this lock and similar door locks at brickhousesecurity.com. To make your home and family more secure, install deadbolt keyless door locks. You can also get discounts on your homeowners insurance rates if your home security system is up to the standards of your insurer.

Backpack - For Adventurous Journeys

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For traveling in hilly areas, long travels, hiking, or tourism of any country and city, backpacks are very much essential items. When we go on such type of trips we can't carry a heavy burden in our hands or back so the best idea is each person carry his own load with the help of a backpack. Even you can give little backpacks to your children so they can also understand their responsibilities while traveling. Normally children love to take care of responsibilities if given to them. In Backpacks there are certain types like some are huge and spacious enough that you can have each and everything in it. The other one is designed like a mini Backpack. In this category again two types are there. One is like a food backpack, you can have your meal and water and other little things in it. The other one is like mini sleepover backpack. In these types different functional types are also available in the market like in zippers, double zippers, adjustable straps, straps with clips and with water compartment or without water compartment. Anyone out there can buy one which fulfills the need during journey. When you want to go on a long journey or for a staying trip then the huge size will be good choice for you. It can adjust many things like sleepovers and other essential things. But if you want to go on small trips or if you are planning for hiking then Sleepovers are best because they are not large and heavy and you can easily carry them. Even little kids can have them during journey with their essential things. It is also good for those kids who want to go on summer camps. They can enjoy their summer camps having their important things in them and at night they can use their own sleepovers.

Coffee - Different Types of Coffee Machines

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One definition for a machine is a mechanically, electrically, or electronically operated device for performing a task. Thus, a coffee machine can, for all intents and purposes, be defined as a coffee maker or coffee grinder. These coffee machines can be simple to advanced and inexpensive to very expensive. This article will cover coffee makers that make as little as a single cup or as much as 60 cups and are inexpensive to very expensive. The drip coffee machines are usually electric ones that heat the water and then pump it over the grounds. However, a stove top type is still used. The water is boiled in a tea kettle and poured into a top reservoir with holes in it. A smaller container below holds the coffee grounds, usually with a filter. When the water finishes dripping through to the bottom, the coffee is ready to drink. Both the electric and stove top makers come in many brands and in a wide range of prices. The less expensive ones require a filter, while others may come with a permanent gold-coated coffee filter or other permanent filter. Other similar coffee machines use a tube in the center to pump the water to the top where it drops back down over the coffee grounds. They are coffee percolators and coffee urns and come in varying sizes. Urns have greater serving sizes that go as high as 60 cups for home use. Another coffee machine makes coffee by putting coffee in the bottom of a cylinder, which is usually glass. A filter the size of the inside of the cylinder is then pressed down to the bottom producing the coffee. These coffee machines have names such as French press, water press, a press pot, coffee press, coffee plunger or cafetière. A common coffee machine is the espresso machine. These machines make coffee by using steam that is pumped through tightly packed finely ground coffee beans. The result of this process varies according to how the operator chooses to make it, which depends on the options available for their machine. These machines vary from one that simply pumps steam at Bar 15 pressure through a porta filter that holds ground coffee to programmable ones. Programmable machines will grind your coffee, make your espresso your way and even dispose the spent grounds and then sends a clean rinse through the machine. Some machines may have other attachments to make cappuccinos and lattes. Some machines similar to espressos use a higher pressure of 19 bars. One of the popular coffee machines used today is a pod machine or pod brewer. These machines use pods or K-Cups, which already have the grounds in a container. The machine creates very hot water or steam. When the pod or K-Cup is inserted into the machine it creates a hole for the pressurized water or steam to go through. Some espresso machines, which were just mentioned above, also have the ability to use pods or K-Cups. One that is not as popular as all the others is the vacuum machine. They come in many shapes and sizes, yet they are more alike than they are different. This system heats the water in the lower chamber creating a water vapor. This increases the pressure in the lower chamber and forces the water upward into the upper chamber that you add just before the water begins to rise. Brew for about 1.5 minutes then remove from heat, the gases in the lower chamber cool and draws the brewed coffee downward via suction caused by a partial vacuum that ensures accurate extraction of oils and caffeine for a cleaner unit without the bitter taste. No matter what kind of coffee maker you use, you are using a coffee machine. There are so many choices for a coffee machine that the above review only covers the most common ones. Whatever coffee machine one chooses it should make coffee your way and in the amount you want.

Time Saving and Money Saving Data Entry Services

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If you have an organization than data-entry is definitely the section with which you have to deal. The main concern for any organization which hires data entry services is flexibility and value for money. People need services which provide fast accurate entry of any form of hand-written data. Data entry is very straight forward work but requires enough man force. As a result, many companies prefer to outsource data entry services to offshore countries. Company just have to find reliable data-entry partner from offshore countries which provides accurate data-entry services at most affordable prices. As competition grows, many data-entry firms from offshore countries gives the most competitive prices for data-entry services. Outsourcing is not a new concept and having vast market doing outsourcing work. If you are looking for outsourcing data-entry work than India is the best outsourcing destination. Many firms in India has enough experience with data entry projects which gives the best possible data-entry solutions from advanced data-entry tools. Daily, number of companies wants to move their paper documents into electronic format. All these firms in offshore countries give data entry services from qualified and well trained data-entry professionals. Their experienced and professional team of data-entry is highly trained in handling and obtaining large quantities of data in the minimal time possible. Outsourcing data entry and document processing work will save your valuable time and money. Utilizing this time and money you will be able to concentrate on your more important parts of your business leads you to high profit in best time. Effective policies leads business to continue progress and survive them in today's highly competitive market. As in many cases, non-core activities are creating headaches in the path of progress, it is also an essential to finish them accurately as they provide assistance to core business. So with choosing outsourcing less important data-entry work as a business strategy, allow you to create more attention on your core business activities.

Build Your New Home With Natural Wood Cedar Garage Doors

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Natural wood garage doors are aesthetically very pleasing and add value to any home. Redwood, oak and cedar garage doors are very popular with many new home builders. Natural wood is really great at accenting your home. In terms of garage doors pricing wood doors are relatively cheap to build and install however they are obviously not as durable as conventional metal or composite garage doors. Wood garage doors will weather quickly and expand and contract with temperature and humidity changes. As such frequent up keep will be required to keep them in good condition. Many of the new wood care products do a very good job of protecting wood products including wood garage doors. If you live in area with long winters and deep snows where the snow will lay against the doors for an extended period then you will need to conduct maintenance more often. Also if you live in an area with long periods of heat and humidity such as the Southeast US you will also have to do a good job of regular maintenance to protect your investment. The lowest priced wood garage doors are constructed of redwood while oak and cedar garage doors are normally about twice as expensive. A 16 x 7 redwood garage door will average about $600 to $800 depending on the type of door construction. Tilt-up garage doors are especially adaptable to using wood for construction. Cedar garage doors have an additional advantage of being lightweight and very rot resistant. In addition white cedar garage doors do a fairly good job of insulating as well. If you decide to use a flush fit roll up garage door construction you should make sure the panels are constructed of one solid piece of wood. Failure to do so will mean that there is a good chance that glued and stapled seams will begin to show after weathering. Finding redwood and cedar material that is straight and clean can be expensive. Thin wood panels will have a higher risk of warping than larger dimensions. However it you are installing an oak door with long solid panels then door weight may become a concern. For obvious reason you would not want to install cedar garage doors or any wood door in areas of high wind risk. However you can apply a wood door covering to a high wind rated door that will protect your home from hurricanes and meet local high wind building codes. In some case local building codes will not permit the modification. It probably be best find a conventional high wind garage door manufacture that has a very good artificial wood finish embossed on it if you live along the Southeast Coastal areas. When building your home there is no doubt that natural wood garage doors do look very nice. The look of an oak, redwood or white cedar garage doors that are well maintained will certainly enhance the value of your home. It really is hard to beat the natural look of real wood.

Cleaning the Bathroom Toilet and Sink

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Two of the most commonly used bathroom fixtures in any house are the bathroom toilet and sink. Since these fixtures are usually repaired by professionals, homeowners would benefit from keeping their bathroom toilets and sinks in tiptop shape. Here are a few steps that will help you to properly maintain your sink and toilet. Like a car engine, the basement bathroom toilet or other toilets in the house should always be cleaned to prevent the accumulation of dirt and grimes. Remember that they are the major cause of leaks and clogs. To prevent that from happening, make sure that the bathroom toilet is cleaned regularly. Do this with the aid of a mild disinfectant and toilet brush. It is important to gently scrub the toilet from inside and out to effectively remove the dirt. However, cleaning the bathroom toilet is not enough. Whether you are maintaining your bedroom bathroom toilet, or the basement bathroom toilet, sanitizing is important. The presence of germs and bacteria in the toilet seats, for instance, can pose serious health problems. To disinfect the toilet, place a drop of disinfectant liquid and thoroughly wipe it on the seat and rim. Leave it for 15 minutes and then wipe the seat with a clean cloth. In disinfecting the toilet bowl, flush the toilet to rinse off the solution. Use a non-wax polish to introduce a shiny and spanking new appearance to the toilet's surface. The same goes for the bathroom sinks. Always clean, disinfect, and polish them. In cleaning the sink, use cold water and soap. Stainless steel sinks can be cleaned with a scrub and mild detergent. Using harsher washing solutions however can damage the sink's surface, so a mild detergent is always the best option. For porcelain sinks, a warm water and vinegar solution should do the trick. When disinfecting the sink, the use of a commercially available disinfectant would already suffice. Put a drop on a piece of clean cloth and wipe the entire sink. The use of baby oil can aid in bringing back the sink's luster. Meanwhile, vinegar can help in restoring the appealing look of a porcelain sink. Take note of these easy-to-follow steps and you'll surely be able to enjoy the use of your bathroom fixtures for a long time.

Exterior House Painters - Hire the Best

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Planning to redecorate your home is not just about adding rooms or changing the furniture. There are many things you can do to your home that can be categorized under home remodeling. One of the most economical ways to create big changes in how your house looks and feels is to change the exterior paint. By just changing your house's exterior paint, a whole new look and feel can be created without spending too much. Now, instead of doing the job yourself, you can also consider hiring the best exterior house painters. Hiring the best painters do mean money but why is it a practical option to take? Do-it-yourself home remodeling has always been popular especially in the recent years. With the many DIY videos, guides and possible projects, remodeling and redecorating the home has become one exciting challenge many homeowners take. While you may be a DIY person who seeks for the challenge as well as the fulfillment of creating the changes yourself, hiring exterior house painters can be a practical option to take. The reason behind this is the fact that your house's exterior paint is not something to experiment on. Making mistakes and blunders can make you end up in a house that looks funny or totally out of sync in the neighborhood. It is also practical to hire the best exterior house painters because you would not want to bungle up the job and give yourself additional expenses. House paint is not cheap as we all know. One can of paint can go wasted and not cause a dent on the budget but since an exterior painting job can mean gallons and gallons of paint, making mistakes can end you a lot poorer. Investing in the best painters, therefore, can mean money to put out right now but it can also assure you of having controlled expenses. Hiring the best exterior house painters also assure you of expertise and professionalism. Most house painting companies hire not simple workmen but craftsmen who have years of training and experience with them. From being knowledgeable about the types of paint for different surfaces to the best color schemes suitable for your home, the best exterior house painters can assure you of a well-remodeled home. Before you get excited and pick up your house brushes, you must first consider hiring professionals to do the job. Of course, it is important that you choose your exterior house painters carefully. Do not hire someone who simply knows how to paint as this can be one dangerous pitfall that can cause your house remodeling plans to go berserk. Look for someone who has a reputable background and one who has the proof to show his expertise so that you end up with a great looking home in the right budget. Aside from hiring the best exterior house painters, be sure to also invest in quality paint. Plan color schemes carefully as this can add character to your house. Also consider durability because you would not want the job to be repeated more than necessary. Also, the quality of the paint you will use also has a lot to do with your home's protection not just from time but also from the natural elements

Exterior House Painters - Hire the Best

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Planning to redecorate your home is not just about adding rooms or changing the furniture. There are many things you can do to your home that can be categorized under home remodeling. One of the most economical ways to create big changes in how your house looks and feels is to change the exterior paint. By just changing your house's exterior paint, a whole new look and feel can be created without spending too much. Now, instead of doing the job yourself, you can also consider hiring the best exterior house painters. Hiring the best painters do mean money but why is it a practical option to take? Do-it-yourself home remodeling has always been popular especially in the recent years. With the many DIY videos, guides and possible projects, remodeling and redecorating the home has become one exciting challenge many homeowners take. While you may be a DIY person who seeks for the challenge as well as the fulfillment of creating the changes yourself, hiring exterior house painters can be a practical option to take. The reason behind this is the fact that your house's exterior paint is not something to experiment on. Making mistakes and blunders can make you end up in a house that looks funny or totally out of sync in the neighborhood. It is also practical to hire the best exterior house painters because you would not want to bungle up the job and give yourself additional expenses. House paint is not cheap as we all know. One can of paint can go wasted and not cause a dent on the budget but since an exterior painting job can mean gallons and gallons of paint, making mistakes can end you a lot poorer. Investing in the best painters, therefore, can mean money to put out right now but it can also assure you of having controlled expenses. Hiring the best exterior house painters also assure you of expertise and professionalism. Most house painting companies hire not simple workmen but craftsmen who have years of training and experience with them. From being knowledgeable about the types of paint for different surfaces to the best color schemes suitable for your home, the best exterior house painters can assure you of a well-remodeled home. Before you get excited and pick up your house brushes, you must first consider hiring professionals to do the job. Of course, it is important that you choose your exterior house painters carefully. Do not hire someone who simply knows how to paint as this can be one dangerous pitfall that can cause your house remodeling plans to go berserk. Look for someone who has a reputable background and one who has the proof to show his expertise so that you end up with a great looking home in the right budget. Aside from hiring the best exterior house painters, be sure to also invest in quality paint. Plan color schemes carefully as this can add character to your house. Also consider durability because you would not want the job to be repeated more than necessary. Also, the quality of the paint you will use also has a lot to do with your home's protection not just from time but also from the natural elements

How to Identify Authentic Casino Poker Chips

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If you are a poker chip collector, it is important to learn how to identify authentic casino poker chips. Not knowing what to look for and how to identify it can result in your losing hundreds, even thousands of dollars. This how-to guide is intended as a basic source of information on how you may accomplish this task. Step 1: The first step to identifying authentic casino poker chips is to know and understand as much as you possibly can about the chips, and the casino that you have taken an interest in. While it is true that many casinos are owned by large scale companies, each one has a set of chips that is specific and unique to them. This is basically due to the fact that there is a certain amount of funding per casino that backs each chip that is part of that casino. This is why most casinos do not honor chips that have been issued at other casinos. There are rare exceptions to this rule, and casinos in Nevada, Las Vegas are generally the exception. Step 2: It is important to understand that authentic casino poker chips are created in such a way that security features are incorporated into the actual chip. If artwork is integrated into the design of the chip, it will be of the highest quality. In addition to this, there are usually many different combinations used in the way of colors on the edges of the chips. These are referred to as "edge spots". In order to identify whether or not poker chips are authentic to a particular casino, it is absolutely vital to ensure that you know the artwork and edge spots that are unique to that particular casino. Step 3: When in the process of learning as much as you possibly can regarding poker chips that are specific to one casino, you must learn as to whether or not there are UV markings on the piece. These are typically visible on the inlay of the product. Many of the poker chips that you will be able to collect will have been used in conjunction with a technology that is referred to as "RFID". This stands for "Radio-Frequency Identification". There are machines that can place a tag that is common to this technology onto poker chips for the sake of securing and ensuring that they are authentic. If you are determining if a chip you are dealing with is authentic, you can attempt to determine if there is a "RFID Tag" associated with it. If there is, special equipment can be used to identify it. Step 4: There are casinos that released limited editions and special themed poker chips throughout the year. If you are a collector, it is in your best interest to ensure that you are familiar with these releases. This will help to ensure as to whether or not you are dealing with poker chips that are authentic. If you would like to learn more about authentic casino poker chips, be certain to check out the "Resources" section below for some valuable and highly informative links.

Simple Way to Convert Flash SWF to MP4

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MP4 is a being widely used video format nowadays. A lot of devices support MP4 format ,Such as YouTube / iPod / itouch / iPhone / PSP / ARCHOS / Zune / Creative ZEN / mobile NOKIA / Sony Ericsson / BlackBerry...but not all of these devices got the same support with MP4 format. It is crucial that how to convert FLASH SWF into your own suitable mp4 format . Fortunately, a software, that can complete this professional task easily, is Moyea SWF to Video Converter pro. It provides different MP4 output preset scheme for most popular MP4 player. In this article, please confirm Moyea SWF to Video Converter pro has been installed. This is the most stable, powerful and professional swf convert software. Also it is a shareware, but the trail version offers the full functions. This tutorial is divided into two parts. PART 1 How to Convert Flash to MP4. PART 2 Customize your own FlashCorp ,add watermark. PART 1 How to Convert Flash to MP4. Step 1 import Flash SWF files. After installation, there will be two application icons on your desktop. Double-click the application icon "Moyea SWF to Video Converter Pro" on your desktop. The trial version will show the registration interface, click "try" to skip it. After entering the interface click "Browse", choose appropriate methods to input flash swf files on the popup menu. From Folder: input files from local folder Grab SWF : use the freeware Moyea Flash Download to download the online flash swfï then convert it (the guide of this method will be introduced later) From IE cache : input from IE cache. From URL : input the URL of the flash ((This method is particularly effective for those cannot download flash SWF) Flash Projector: input .fla files Step2 Output format setting for the MP4 Moyea Video Converter SWF to pro offers a generic MP4 output format. After inputting the target flash, click " 2 Export." Style: we can use this options dialog box to select the very MP4 format that we needed. Choose"MP4 Video (*.mp4) This software can convert Flash SWF to MP4 (MPEG-4), H.264 format, and convert Flash SWF to Xvid video for all MP4 players. If you don't know much about MP4 players, just select a format according to the name of your mobile player. For example, if you want to Flash \to the iPod MP4, just select "iPod Movie (*MP4)". Profile: This options dialog box can further accurate the MP4 formats that we needed. The picture above show us some different MP4 output with different quality, and the default output is the MP4 format coding by XVID. Step 3 Convert Video After video format setting, click "3 Converter", then click "play and capture" on the capture interface, flash swf movies start to play, and the software start to record at the same time. After the play, click finish.

Wav to MP3 Converter - Stop Spending Money on Converters

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It's commonly known that at times you're just in love with a song or a funny sound clip which you can play over and over again until it sounds in your head, and everything - all the world around - seems to move and live to this beautiful music. It happens to all of us when we find some song to match our moods and thoughts, be it blues or rock or R&B. Have you ever faced that? At times you're so mesmerized by a piece of music that you make it your mobile melody to hear it again and again. I love music, it accompanies all my actions and activities, I can listen to anything, the only criteria is that it must correspond to my mood and soul, so I've got loads of music stored at my HDD, which I download from the Internet. I try to make my own little music collections to match all the situations like rainy day, some date to celebrate with friends, Christmas, a long way to visit family. Yes, just like Melvin Udall from "As Good as It Gets". Perhaps that's not the worst human trait - to make one's life as comfortable as it gets and equip the space around you with all the facilities and conveniences possible. In this case music is just another way of making life sweeter and nicer to live. I usually do the following: 1. Find a composition which I associate with some mood, for example some Mozart when I'm melancholic. 2. Make a list of pieces of music alike and matching it harmoniously for example I love Celtic reels and Jigs when I'm driving a car. 3. Convert .wavs to mp3s so that your player could accept the format. 4. Create a folder with some mood name like "Melancholy Classics" and store mp3s there. 5. Just have the time of my life listening to it. But what if your player doesn't read .wav files, or you just want more space on your HDD? So you want to convert all your .wavs to .mp3s to make life easier and files smaller. Now you don't need to pay for the software to do that! Simply download a .wav to MP3 Converter and enjoy the increased space and all the sound files played in your earphones or even dynamics at any moods and conditions. Let your life never be sad, or in case it is, let music comfort you.

MKV to iPod MP4 Converter

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MKV - Stands for Matroska Video File, is the matroska container format. Nowadays it is the generally video files, as well those containing audio (movies) or video only. MKV is similar in conception to other containers like AVI, MP4 or ASF. Some famous movies may use mkv format as the following reason: Its open source software player/tools Support for almost any codec. Quality-wise, better GUI for muxing tools and more idiot-proof. Due to these reasons, MKV format became popular, especially on the movie download websites. Looking for the way to convert MKV to iPod MP4, you must already have this kind of video files. As the movie downloaded from iTunes are protected and appears in WMV format. I found a solution guide on ubuntuforums: First install mkvextract, mkvinfo, MP4Box, hexedit and mplayer $ sudo apt.-get install mkvtoolnix gpac hexedit mplayer Then you need neroAacEnc. Unpack linux directory, chmod +x neroAacEnc and copy it to a location of your choice (whitin the path) I've downloaded Heroes Season 2 episode 11 which as this filename: Heroes_S02E11_720p.mkv (and yes, this is legal in Norway!) Then you have to find out which tracks contains the audio and video. Run: $ mkvinfo Heroes_S02E11_720p.mkv Check out the printout to find the tracks. (in my mkv file video is on track1 and audio is on track 2. Change the numbers to fit you mkv file) Then demux the mkvfile by running: $ mkvextract tracks 1:video.h264 2:audio.ac3 Next to do is to change one byte inside the video.h264. $ hexedit video.h264 On the first line you should see this number combination: "67 64 00 33" change this to: "67 64 00 29" press ctrl-s to save and ctrl-z to exit Then you need to convert audio to aac format. $ mkfifo audiodump.wav $ neroAacEnc -ignorelength -q 0.20 -if audiodump.wav -of audio.m4a & mplayer audio.ac3 -vc null -vo null -ao pcm:fast This may take a couple of minutes. The only thing left is to mux the video and audio file: $ MP4Box -add video.h264 -add audio.m4a Heroes_S02E11.mp4 All should be finished within 5 minutes because no video conversion is done. Sounds complicated! I haven't tried it. I highly recommend using a MKV to iPod MP4 Converter, such as PQ DVD to iPod Video Converter Suite. It is ranked as NO.1 in Toptenreviews, can convert almost all kinds of the video formats including MKV, AVI, WMV, MPEG, DVD, YouTube etc. Toptenreviews said:" Each time we tested its output quality, PQ DVD converted video and DVD files with impeccable quality. The video and audio were in sync every time, the picture was clear and the colors were bright and vivid." Here's our recommended MKV Players for playing .mkv files and .mka files. o VLC media player - Free cross-platform media player. o BSPlayer - Windows player for playing back avi/asf/mpeg video files. o SMPlayer - Multiformat video player that doesn't need codecs. o FantasyDVD Player - Stylish and well equipped DVD player. o Media Player Classic - Extremely light-weight media player for Windows.

The Brains Behind Online Casino Slots

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When you play slots at a casino online, you are relying on the results of a random number generator, or RNG. It is a myth that slot machines run on some sort of "cycle" that can be analyzed to see when it is "due" for a jackpot. Anyone who purports to have some sort of system for figuring out when slots are due for a jackpot is only trying to separate you from your money, so beware. Slot machines in online casinos contain microprocessors running special programs that randomly generate numbers corresponding to the symbols on each reel. It is constantly running as long as the machine remains powered, and new random numbers are generated every millisecond (1/1000 of a second). The random number programs generate values from 0 to 4,000,000,000 that are translated to specific numbers corresponding to the combination of symbols on the slot machine's reels. The outcome of the spin is determined solely by the number chosen by the RNG, and is selected as soon as the user clicks on "Spin." The specific algorithm, or mathematical formula used to generate random numbers must have its accuracy confirmed by auditing agencies to ensure that the numbers generated truly are random. This ensures that players are not being cheated by the casino. To give you some idea about how the RNGs in "reel" type electronic slot machines work, consider the following. Each reel contains 22 stops. In a three reel machine, there are 22 times 22 times 22, or 10,648 different combinations. So the probability of your winning the top jackpot on a three-reel machine is 1 in 10,648. But keep in mind that previous spins do not affect future spins, so it does not mean that there's definitely a jackpot once in every 10,648 spins. There is no cycle of winning and losing on slots. The RNG selects the combinations of numbers a thousand times each second, so there is no way to time your spin so that it selects anything other than a random combination of random numbers. Hence, the game is purely one of chance. To make sure that the random numbers behind your favorite casino online slots games are really random, independent analysts will subject it to rigorous testing. One testing system used in the testing of the RNGs behind online slots is known as FIPS 140-2, and is a US government standard for hardware or software that encrypts and decrypts data. FIPS 140-2 specifies the security requirements that have to be satisfied by cryptographic modules, and is used to test that RNG output streams are genuinely random. Online slots not only have higher payout percentages than do bricks-and-mortar casino slot machines (due to lower overhead), they also have some great bonuses. When you choose an online casino for slots, look for one that gives regular bonuses. You can find web casinos that offer daily and weekly bonuses, weekend bonuses, and VIP bonuses if you're a big spender. You can be eligible for up to 400% in bonuses if you spend anything up to $2,000 as a regular online slots player, and far more if you're a bigger spender. Big bonuses plus regularly audited RNGs and payout reports are what you should look for when you choose a place to play slots online.

Raw Food Diets For Dogs - 6 Things You Must Identify When Buying Your Dog's Food

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If the meat you are looking for is not in your supermarket, check out your neighborhood butcher shop. Once you get to know your butcher and you're a regular customer, you will be able to trust him/her to not only give you fresh meat, but also some good discounts. They will always have a good supply of meat for your dog. TIP: Ask the butcher where he/she sources their meat. This will assure you that the meat is raised well and free from parasites and bacteria. 1. Buy Human-Grade Meat at all Times: This is the best and safest meat you can buy and it is deemed safe for human consumption. 2. Buying Frozen Raw Beef: If the meat has been exposed to temperatures above 38F - 40F for some time, you will see liquid in the package. This should be a sign for you NOT to buy it. It may just look like blood, but it's not. Fresh frozen meat will never have any signs of liquid in the package. 3. Buying Beef: Check the color. It should always be a bright cherry red without any dark or grayish spots on it. If the beef you buy is vacuum sealed, you'll notice the change in color five to ten minutes after the package is opened. If it has a color other than bright cherry red ...take it back immediately! 4. Buying Poultry: Make sure it has an inspection seal that states it is safe for human consumption. This goes for duck, chicken, turkey, goose or game hens. 5. Buying Pork: The meat should be smooth and firm with fine grains on it. The color should be somewhat pinkish to grayish. It's best to choose cuts that have a moderate amount of fat around it and there should never be a foul odor coming from the meat. 6. Buying Game: Make it a habit to find out where the game was shot and/or caught. This will tell you how long the meat has been kept and what area it was caught in. If it's been several days don't even think about buying it. TIP: The age of your game is very important. The younger the game, the tastier the meat and the more tender it will be. (especially feathered game) This will make it easier for your dog to eat since the bones will still be soft. Whether you buy your meat fresh or frozen, please make sure it's the last thing you put in your grocery basket before you check out so you can be assured of its freshness buy the time you get home. One thing you can keep in mind, is that when buying meat for your dog, think of it as buying meat for yourself. All the same rules apply.

11 Reasons Why Your Affiliate Business Is Doomed To Failure

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Many an online entrepreneur has been in this situation. You keep getting back up because you know there is light at the end of the tunnel. You have tried everything, but sometimes you find it hard opening up your computer and keeping on going. When will all this work pay off? Are my friends and family right after all? Maybe I'm wasting my time and should do something else. But then it dawns on you what alternatives you have. 9 to 5 working hours, long commutes, annoying coworkers and bosses. The unemployment line and the jobs fairs. Careers days and lack of purpose. Capped wages and job uncertainty. You realise the reasons why you are persevering online, and carry on. I have found myself in this situation many times. I often ask myself what the best course of action is. But it always comes back to time and financial freedom. I don't want to trade time for money any more. I want something else. I don't want to work for anyone else or trust anyone else with my income level. I don't want to be tied up to a job I have no love for, or with people who don't care for me. Why Is Your Affiliate Business Doomed Your affiliate business is never doomed until you are beaten! But for many people they will never achieve the time and financial freedom which they aspire to achieve. Some will give up too easily and blame their business for their shortcomings. Some will try for years only to give up later. But why do so many people struggle when trying to build a profitable online business? Number 1 - Expectations One of the top reasons I suspect is our expectations. We see the guru's with their Lamborghini's and expect to have one ourselves soon too. We start our online business fully believing this to be possible but we don't get any results. For one, it's very easy to 'show your wealth' online. Don't expect every guru to be telling the truth. It's much cheaper to hire a Lamborghini for a day than it is to buy one outright. When it's a business expense you can write it off against expenses. I'm not saying the top online entrepreneurs don't achieve great things, just to keep it in perspective. Also, most people starting an online business aren't interested in Lamborghini's. They want to escape their unhappy jobs and lives. They want something better for themselves. The second point with expectations is that we can expect something too early to come from a little effort online. When we don't see results we assume our efforts have no effect at all. The truth is that our small actions online will magnify their effect over time. Some take months to get their online business going and some take years. If you can keep positive while also having a firm grounding in reality, it will serve to keep you going for the long haul, rather than spitting out your dummy just because you haven't made huge amounts of money for a tiny little bit of work. Ask yourself, "Do I really deserve success for the effort I have put in?". Often the answer will be no. Only when you keep going through the difficult times and pursue knowledge as well as profit, will you arrive. Number 2 - Shiny Object Syndrome You're doomed to failure online if you believe everything the next 'shiny object' promises you. Jumping from one 'get rich quick' scheme to another is a futile exercise. The problem with the internet is there is too much information. We are overloaded with information. If you start browsing around for programs to teach you how to make money online you will be met with a full email inbox every day. Information overload leads to inactivity. And this leads to poverty. Just when you are about to take one course of action, another shiny new 'system' arrives which distracts you. Before you can apply the knowledge you have learned, you ditch it for another system which offers an even 'easier' way to do things online! Number 3 - Distractions Sticking to your course is difficult online. The shiny distractions, the people in your life and the well meaning friends and family who are trying to persuade you not to pursue the life of your dreams. They will try and distract you, and put you off the idea that you can make money with an internet business. The 'status quo' has a strong pull for people. Going a different route scares people, and they like to be comfortable. Holding to a regular pattern of work online can present some challenges. Especially if you have a full time job and family commitments. Your employer doesn't want your online business to work either and will undermine you at every chance. They don't want you to be free of your employment if they can't be! All of these factors will conspire to draw you away from your internet business. No one is interested in your wealth and prosperity - only in maintaining the status quo. So number 3 on my list as to why your affiliate business is doomed to failure are distractions! Avoid distractions and focus wholeheartedly on your internet business whenever you can. Do this regularly and over a long period of time and it will start producing results. Number 4 - Lack Of Knowledge If we all had perfect knowledge we would all be living very different lives. But in reality we don't know everything about everything. Our preconceived ideas come from our education, upbringing, location, the people around us and the people we spend most of our time with. Those people who advise you about your internet business - are they entrepreneurs? Are they successful? The answer is probably not. Despite this we still look to people around us for advice which they couldn't possibly be qualified to give. The problem is, everyone seems to be a self appointed fountain of knowledge for everything! Starting out with an online business takes some know-how. Despite the fact that an internet business can change your life, most people would prefer to browse free forums and look at YouTube videos for their information. Would a doctor or a lawyer think about doing this for their career? Number 4 in the reasons of why your internet business is doomed to failure is lack of knowledge. But more than that it is the lack of interest in developing that knowledge and continuing to improve. The Busy Fool - Number 5 Are you being a busy fool? Are you avoiding the important to do the unnecessary? For a long time I was focused on the wrong activities with my online business. I spent far too long creating shiny websites and adjusting images to make them look better. They didn't even get any traffic, much less make any money. In the early stages I just thought people would randomly find my websites. All I had to do (I thought) was put them up and make them look good! Several years (years of poverty) later, I realised my mistake. Don't be a busy fool online. An affiliate business is performance related. It's not like a job where you can 'wing it' and still get paid at the end of the month. If you don't make any sales, you don't get paid. Concentrate your time on doing the vital money producing activities after you have learned what is necessary to build an internet business in the right way. Number 6 - The Wrong Business Model You can work really hard on your online business and still make no money. Conversely, you can do all the right things and make money much more easily. The difference is knowledge. Having a business model which works for you for the long term is a huge part of this. Some affiliate products pay you once for a sale. After that the customer belongs to them. Further sales to the customer are not attributed to you, the affiliate. Think about the lifetime value of a loyal customer for a business. If you choose an affiliate program which rewards you for the lifetime value of a customer, you are gearing your activities to be profitable in the future, even after the initial sale. Membership products allow affiliates to earn month after month for a single sale. Are you using them? Struggling affiliates are missing a trick with this one. Membership sales can last a lifetime for each customer. Are you using a built in sales team and up-sells? A built in sales team can dramatically improve your bottom line as an affiliate. This is particularly true of high ticket sales. Use all these aspects in conjunction with each other for maximum effect. Sell single items for minimum commission and you will have a long road ahead of you to make your business viable and to quit your job (if that's one of your goals). Number 7 - Lack Of Momentum Top affiliates don't dabble with their business. They know it has the potential to transform their lives massively. They take massive action on a daily basis. If you're dabbling with your business maybe it's time to take stock. Do you have what it takes to make it work or is this just a hobby? Treat your business like a hobby and it will pay you accordingly. Treat it like a real business and it will respond in kind. Remember why you started an online business in the first place. It wasn't to add to your to 'do list' and keep you busy. Remind yourself why you are bothering with an online business. Set some serious heavy weight goals for your business and take action every day to achieve them. Momentum comes from working hard in a certain direction. When you see results your motivation increases. You learn what works and work harder in those areas. If you lack focus it can become a habit to wander and dawdle. Focus on what you can do to change your state and do something positive for your business. Number 8 You Don't Set Goals Your online business is doomed to failure if you don't set any goals. How can you hit a target if you don't know what it is or where it is? If you work consistently but have no goals it could be you are filling time in to distract yourself or keep busy. Most achievements are accomplished through having specific and time bound goals. Goals should be realistic but also they should highly motivate you too. Write down some realistic goals which you are massively motivated by. Break them down into daily action steps and keep going. Many would-be internet entrepreneurs lose track of their bigger dreams and get bogged down in the daily tasks. As an entrepreneur you need to think of the bigger picture and do the daily tasks as well. You need to see the overview of your life and your business, and not get 'stuck' in the 'technician' role of daily tasks. Number 9 - Self Image How do you see yourself? What about when no one is looking? Or when you are around certain people? Your self image is such an important part of your success. See yourself as a success and you will become one. See yourself as a failure and you will become one. The self image is an important invisible barrier to success in all endeavors. Read Psycho-cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz if you are serious about growing your business. How do you see yourself? How do you relate to money coming in? And going out? How do you interact with other people in life? How do you feel about money? The answers to these questions can lead to a better understanding of our inner world and how we see ourselves. Unless we change our inner world we have very little chance of changing our outer circumstances. Simply because we fall back to our default 'comfort zone' and perpetuate our same problems which we know and feel 'safe' with. They are based around our self image, which we have built up over our lifetime. Number 10 - Your 10 Best Friends Like attracts like. You can tell what kind of person someone is by looking closely at the their 10 best friends. The average of all their income will usually give you yours. You've probably heard the saying 'birds of a feather flock together'. If you spend time with people who constantly complain about lack of money, trouble with their partners and work colleagues, it will be more difficult to change your reality from theirs. Find people who support your changing values and have goals in common with you. Spend less time with people who don't support your goals and dreams. Notice how some people make you feel about your goals and aspirations. Many online businesses are doomed to failure because of this one simple thing. You are alone with your online business. You don't have anyone around you to support your new direction, learning and goals. In fact, many of your closest friends probably secretly hope you will fail, simply because they don't want to improve themselves. You succeeding means the 'status quo' changes. The social status bar has changed and they may see themselves as more of a failure measured against you by some unconscious competitiveness, which we all have a little of. Find a community of entrepreneurs to help you focus on your goals and encourage you forwards. The Wrong Activities - Number 11 You mean well and you work hard with your online business. Unfortunately you keep doing the same activities. Those activities which will only take you to your ultimate goal in a very long time. Maybe you just do a blog every day, hoping to get found on Google for your work. Perhaps you expect Google to be your savior? If you're waiting for Google to rank your articles before you make any money you might be in for a long wait. Plus, Google may even never rank you highly enough to get a realistic amount of visitors to your website. Based on 1% of your visitors turning into buyers, how does your business look now? Remember the internet is an information gathering tool. No-one owes you a living. Certainly Google doesn't. You can even be hit by a penalty, or never rank in the first place. Do you share your articles? Blogging is a good cheap source of traffic but you also need to share your content. Don't expect Google to work for you, it's too busy working for itself! So my number 10 reason why your internet business is doomed to failure is that you're doing the wrong things. Doing the wrong things can only be good if you learn from it, after noticing it, and then alter your activities accordingly. Of course it all takes time. Even hard work and dedication falls on deaf ears from time to time. You need to suck it up and remember that it is just a business.. Keep working and turning up. Eventually your business will thrive, but only if you do it right, get the right education from the start, join a community and keep working hard both on your business and on yourself. Keep reminding yourself that an internet business is still a business. But it's not like any other business. If you do it right and stick at it for long enough and work hard in the right direction it can give you a lot more than most businesses. Time freedom, financial freedom and geographical freedom are all things which an internet based business can offer. But for most people it is just the simple things that really matter. Things like spending more time with friends and family, not having to work for anyone else, and working in your own way. For some it's the income which has held their lives back for long enough to want to do something about it.

Shipping Is Made Easier When Using Wooden Pallets

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Wooden pallets are something that are very popular for shipping different types of items. Every one of the shippers has something different that they are shipping. People who are shipping wood products can also use a pallet like this to ship their products. When people are choosing to import or export products, there may be regulations on the type of shipping materials that they can use. This is something that is very important to figure out when they are shipping these products. Everybody has a different option to consider. Some of the products that are shipped will require a big box to ship them. Other products that are shipped require other types of packaging products along with the pallets. How a product is kept on the pallet is important to consider also. There are many different kinds of shipping options that everyone has. When people use these options, they will be able to get the products where they need to go without them getting damaged. It makes it easier to move them when they are on pallets too. While some companies use pallets to put several different cases on, other companies are using the pallets to move the larger products. This is something that is every important. Keeping the products on the pallet securely is very important too. This is something that is not always easy to do though. Every company has a system that works well for what they are shipping out. Most companies will be shipping the same products out daily or weekly. When they are shipping on a pallet, it allows them to move the product with a pallet jack or a forklift also. This is very helpful and a lot quicker to move these with. Not only is it quicker, but it is also much easier to use this method. There are many ways to choose the method that is used to move these things. The method that they are being shipped is another consideration in the packaging method. Packaging the products is much cheaper when they are stacked on a pallet. The pallets come in many different sizes too. It is important to use the proper size for the items that are being shipped. Many pallets are made with wood that cannot be sold for other reasons. It is still going to be able to hold or protect the items that are put on or in it, but it may not look pretty. After protecting the items from damage, the outside of a box or a pallet is not going to be pretty anyways. Some of them have to be treated with certain chemicals so that certain types of insects do not attach themselves to these and make their way into other countries. This can cause infestations in places that there is not one already. This is why it is so important to make sure that care is taken to follow all of the shipping guidelines when shipping any kind of product. Considering all of the different types of products that are shipped on pallets, it is important to make sure that there are not any kind of insects or critters to can get on the pallet. There are some of them that will contain food products, and it is important to make sure that the chemicals are not going to affect the food either. Every company has to check what their specific guidelines are going to be for their products. Wood is something that is readily available for making wooden pallets. While some places prefer to use plastic instead of the wood, the wooden pallets are the most common method to ship with. There are reasons why some companies have to use a different material though.

Know More About Building Supplies

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You all must have heard about building materials and construction materials, and all you know about it is that it is some kind of material that is used in construction of buildings. But you surely need to enhance this knowledge, especially when you are to consider the construction of your house, office or enter into the field of construction for your business purpose. What are building supplies actually and what kinds of material are included in the list for it? Materials like steel, lumber, concrete, bricks are the basic kinds of building material. But with time and advancement, many new kinds of eco friendly building materials are also available in the market nowadays. Building supplies are the basic factors required for the boom in your real estate company. If you can supply or avail good quality building materials then you can assure to have a flourishing business in the market of Construction Company. To start with, you must know the demands of the market and the customers, and satisfy them accordingly. When you go out in the market for searching for the proper construction and building supplies, you will become aware of the complete variety of it and what all you can select according to your priorities. With the advancement of time, you will get the latest types of construction material that will be fire and termite resistant, and provide various other kinds of advantages also. According to the demands of people and the requirements of the environment today, one must opt for environment friendly building supplies or use a mixture of them and the old construction materials for construction. Everyone is trying to conserve the environment and selecting the eco friendly options, in fact the government itself is enforcing such laws and regulations. The new age environment friendly construction materials are like that of glass, fiber glass, modern plastics and many more. Glass has been considered an age old eco friendly construction material, but you are aware of the cons of using it like it is easily breakable, transparent and a few more. A replacement to glass can be the use of fiber glass too, with lesser disadvantages as that of glass. Therefore it is best advised to use a combination of building supplies that will only give you pros. Building supplies does not only include steel, concrete, plywood, but also paints, electrical fittings, doors and windows, waterproofing products. It includes the minutest product that is used in construction and building. Building supervisors advise people to go for famous branded construction material as it has guarantee, warranty and also with the brand you are confirmed with the quality of the materials being supreme. It is better to invest once in a good quality material rather than investing in poor quality materials again and again.

The Power of Mental Health

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Mental health is something all of us want for ourselves, whether we know it by name or not. There are no easy answers here - mental fitness is the awkward stepchild you sent away to the state hospital in the country and visited once a year. In fact good mental health is an integral part of good overall health for people with HIV. Primary Care Mental Condition is a new, peer-reviewed journal on research, education, development and delivery of mental health in primary care. But mental health is far more than merely the absence of mental illness. Depressions are the greatest Problem People are four times more likely to break off a romantic relationship if their partner is diagnosed with severe depression than if they develop a physical disability. Overall, the two strongest predictors for thinking about suicide were depression and substance abuse. Through compelling personal stories told through television, video, the Internet, and print media, the campaign encourages men to recognize depression and its impact on their work, home, and community life. However it will also enable Cam-mind to launch a project designed to help employers tackle stress, anxiety and depression in the workplace. But what's the difference between "normal" feelings of sadness and the feelings caused by depression. Topics covered vary widely, from healthy self esteem in adolescence and signs of depression to resources for diagnosing mental health problems in children. Problems about Mental Condition Those with schizophrenia are particularly likely to face problems: 20% of women said they would break up with a partner who was diagnosed with the condition. The research team have also found that stress at work is associated with a 50 per cent excess risk of coronary heart disease, and there is consistent evidence that jobs with high demands, low control, and effort-reward imbalance are risk factors for mental and physical health problems (major depression, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders). The Mental Condition and Poverty Project called on the SAHRC to consider setting up a commission that will primarily focus on the needs of people with mental health problems. Even the best-trained psychiatrists do not necessarily have an internship in the problems of normal living. "What many people don't realise is that we all have mental health - just as we have physical health - and that mental health problems can affect anyone, whatever their age or background. Psychological therapies are based on talking and working with people to understand the causes and triggers of mental health problems and on developing practical strategies to deal with them. Searching for Information The first step is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illnesses, using targeted public education activities that are designed to provide the public with factual information about mental illnesses and to suggest strategies for enhancing mental fitness, much like anti-smoking campaigns promote physical health. It therefore makes good sense for people with HIV to have information about the ways in which HIV can affect their mental health and about common mental fitness issues such as depression, anxiety and emotional distress. This comprehensive information resource for child mental Condition and parenting information includes articles, resources, a glossary, an Ask the Expert section, a disorder guide, publications, and FAQs. Offers useful information explaining educational evaluations, and also lists interventions that may be used to address various mental fitness conditions, including anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and more. Mental Condition is more important than physical health. Mental fitness is more than the absence of mental disorders Mental health can be conceptualized as a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. In this positive sense, mental health is the foundation for well-being and effective functioning for an individual and for a community. Don´t be tired about your Emotional Distress, fight against with Binaural Beats [http://stuff4humans.com/Binaural-Beats.html] You´ll see the Effect in Seconds! Arti is a German author and knows many helpful tips to use Binaural Beats for your Mental Health. Look at his site for more Information about

The Printer Cartridge Review

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Years ago computers were huge and their accompanying printers were huge as well. Instead of ink cartridges like those used now, they had toner reservoirs and later toner cartridges. Filling a toner cartridge was not easy and it was messy. The toner cartridges were better. Some printers ran on print wheels and some used ribbons. Now our computers are more compact and the printers do more than just print in some cases. Printers use cartridges with self-contained reservoirs. Some can be refilled and it isn't as messy as adding toner was. There are two types of printer cartridges. Primarily Hewlett-Packard and Epson printers use the first, the Piezo Electric. A small crystal is subjected to an electric current that causes the crystal to expand about every 5 microseconds (20,000 per second. This expansion causes the inkjet ink to be squirted out through the print heads very rapidly and precisely. Piezo Electric has fewer print heads than bubble jet/thermal printers but can do more precise action and tend to last longer. Bubble jet print cartridges heat the ink rapidly into a bubble and is squirted through ink nozzles thousands of times per second. Bubble jet printers are quieter than the Piezo based printers. It gives you extremely high resolution color printing. Ink jet not megapixel method has the ink squirted through nozzles as they move over a variety of media. Liquid ink in various colors is squirted at the paper to create an image. The print head scans the page horizontally using a motor assembly that rolls the paper in vertical steps. A strip of an image is printed, then the paper moves on ready for the next step. For speed, it doesn't just print a strip across the page; it prints vertical rows of pixels in each pass. There are various types of inkjet technology. DOD or drop on demand squirts small drops of in ink onto the paper through tiny nozzles. It is like turning a hosepipe on and off 5,000 times per second. The amount of ink dropped on the page is controlled by the driver software that says which nozzles fire and when. A problem with ink jet technology is the tendency for the ink to smudge right after printing. This is improving with the development of new ink compositions. Thermal Technology of printing fires the ink onto the paper. There are three stages in this process. In stage 1 the squirt is started when the ink is heated to create a bubble. Initial pressure bursts the bubble and hits the paper. The bubble breaks as the heating element cools. The vacuum that is created draws the ink from the reservoir to replace the ink that was ejected. Printers' years ago used to be very expensive and the reason for this was because the print heads that would stamp the image on paper was within the printer. Ink and/or toner were added to a reservoir or the printer used ribbons to stamp the image on paper. Now printers are fairly cheap, the cost comes when you have to purchase the ink cartridges for it. One would think that it would almost be worth it to buy a new printer instead of the cartridges because the price of the cartridges is often more than some of the more basic ink jet printers available. The current price of cartridges while currently expensive have some technology in them that is complex and actually over the long haul will end up being cheaper than it would be to replace print heads often. Print heads are now contained within the cartridges themselves. The exciting thing about that is you could have your printer for a very long time if you use the correct cartridges for your printer. Color cartridges work the same as black cartridges by squirting the ink through tiny nozzles onto the paper in horizontal strips as the cartridges move back and forth across the page. The color cartridge however, has three reservoirs with cyan, magenta, and yellow ink, each in a separate reservoir. The image quality can depend on a number of things. Paper quality can affect the image you get. Brightness and absorption of the ink are the two main things that affect image quality. Brightness is exactly how bright the color or print image is while absorption is how effectively the paper absorbs the ink. For inkjet printers it is best to use paper made specifically for inkjet printers. You will get the best possible image with the proper paper. Also check the settings of your printer and/or your display properties, these things can also affect your printing project. Depending on the paper you use and your printer, you may want to leave your documents alone for a little while so the ink can dry. Some printers have an ink saver setting that will put out less ink, which will dry faster, and still give you a near perfect image. Get to know your printer and how it works.

Exercise, Physical Activity and Mental Health

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Exercise and physical activity play a crucial role in both maintaining one's mental health condition and in recovering from a mental illness. Breaking research indicates that exercise actually produces a chemical that stimulates the growth of brain cells, thus allowing for recovery from sever substance abuse disorders. Furthermore, physical activity and mental health recovery coincide in fostering a social network and encouraging self-reflection, both of which are crucial on the path to mental health recovery. The human mind evolved in an environment which required it to travel over twelve miles daily. And no, that drive to work in the morning does not count...but that would make things easier, no? This evolution was due to survival instincts when humans migrated from the jungles into the flatlands. Humans also developed an adrenaline reaction which both encouraged movement and triggered immediate learning reactions; as Doctor Carl Clark from the Mental Health Center of Denver once stated, when early man saw that saber-tooth tiger charging out of the brambles, the neurons must have been firing pretty fast to teach them to stay away from the bushes next time...that is assuming their get away was fast enough to allow for a next time! This adrenaline rush encouraging learning has become neutralized by the flow of activities in modern western societies, wherein the normal individual is seemingly on a constant, albeit generally unnoticed, adrenaline rush. Consequently, stress levels have continuously been on the rise, consequently decreasing the rate at which an individual learns when in a compromising situation, thus decreasing mental wellness levels. Physical activity is a huge aid to mental health in the fact that exercise allows for a stress outlet, thus decreasing day-to-day stress, while creating functional adrenaline for the mind. In reality, physical activity is important for mental health due to its role in creating Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF), which is a key factor in the creation of brain cells. The myth of the old days is past; you know the one, where once your brain cells are gone they are gone. Well such is not the case, physical activity and exercise can increase BDNF levels and allow the re-growth of brain cells, consequently making physical activity immensely important for mental illness recovery. Exercise and mental health further coincide in regards to the alarming statistic that people with mental illnesses, on average, die 20 years sooner than mentally healthy individuals. While there are many factors that go into this involved in substance abuse risk factors, two considerations that one would be remiss to ignore is the fact that those suffering from mental illnesses have a tendency to stagnate and become physically inactive. This has resulted in a large percentage of mental health consumers being considered overweight, which can ultimately result in adult onset diabetes. Diabetes is very dangerous in sedentary individuals who, in a depressant state, care little about taking care of themselves, for such a medical ailment can result in numerous health related issues, some of which can be very serious. Physical activity and mental illness recovery are highly correlated. In some of the most successful recovery-based treatment facilities one will find strong proponents of mental health consumers engaging in physical activity. These activities also subsidize the development and formation of a support network populated by individuals interested in similar hobbies. Furthermore, exercise can often be a form of active meditation, and as practitioners of Dialectic Behavioral Treatment (DBT) can profess, meditation, including meditation absent any religious connotations (whether it be active or seated), drives self-reflection which is crucial to mental health recovery; for more information on the importance of self-reflection, you can access my article on Spirituality and Hope in Mental Health.

4 Ways to Mental Health

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Mental health can be described as: "... a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community." ~World Health Organization Besides this rather succinct definition, we all have our times of madness - where our mental health runs astray. We don't have to be neurotic or psychotic to have mental health challenges. This is good news as it makes us feel less isolated when parts of our lives don't go according to the plans we have of them and we respond poorly. These following are four areas of focus to promote our mental health. 1. ACTUALISING OUR ABILITIES We all need to feel capable to do things. Having a good understanding of our abilities and our capacities is a true blessing, for through such a position we have a platform for continued growth. Our abilities are connected with our dreams. We all want to reach for the sky in some areas of our lives. Having the opportunities to actualise our abilities is what we all richly desire. Let us be courageous enough to chase those dreams. 2. COPING WITH THE STRESSES OF LIFE Stressors come in all shapes and forms, and there is a time for every one of them. If good mental health is about coping with the normal stresses of life, we are allowed times when we do not cope - when there are stresses abnormal to life. Our ordinary goal in this area should be to build resilience. The ability to bounce back upon setbacks will characterise us as able to cope with the normal stresses. But because stress is an abstract concept we shouldn't get too hung up about coping and not coping, what we can endure and what we can't. Instead, we cope the best we can. We allow God's grace to permeate our lives. 3. ACHIEVING PURPOSE IN OUR VOCATION Many, many people in our world live for a purpose that pivots on their vocation. When we work and we gain meaning for our work and we can see we are productive, and our work bears fruit, we gain a great deal of satisfaction. This proves that work - paid or unpaid - is a blessing. Our identities are sewn into our vocations. When we are dissatisfied with our work it may have an eventual impact on our mental health. Vocational dissatisfaction will place our identities in crisis. The way to better mental health is to create alignment. We need work that satisfies us. 4. CONTRIBUTING TO OUR COMMUNITY Volunteering is a healthy trend in most areas of the world today. Contributing within our communities not only aids others, there is a personal payoff too. But still too many people are isolated, safely cocooned in their own lives. Having no outlet of contribution within the community is one mode of mental health starvation. This is one reason why belonging within a church framework is good. Church more often than not facilitates work that might be done in the community. *** Sound mental health is of prime concern to all of us. There are four things we can do to nurture our mental health: 1) utilise our abilities; 2) cope with stress; 3) gain meaning from our work; and, 4) make a contribution to our community.

All You Need to Know About the WhatsApp Messaging Application

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Instant messaging, often shortened to simply "IM" or "IMing," is the exchange of text messages through a software application in real-time. Instant messaging differs from ordinary e-mail in the immediacy of the message exchange and also makes a continued exchange simpler than sending e-mail back and forth. Most exchanges are text-only, though popular services, such as AOL, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and Apple's iChat now allow voice messaging, file sharing and even video chat when both users have cameras. Some IM applications can use push technology to provide real-time text, which transmits messages character by character, as they are composed. More advanced instant messaging can add file transfer, clickable hyperlinks, Voice over IP, or video chat. The WhatsApp messaging application is the widely used instant messaging application used for sending one on one and group messages to your contacts- it has made life simpler for people especially those who are always on the move. It is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. In addition to basic messaging the users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages. WhatsApp application development process is designed so as to operate on all mobile platforms like android, iOS and windows.These application are very helpful for our organizations, its creates employe data, employe information and helping more and more organizations these days have started using an application like whats app to streamline and automate communication flow process within the organization. A larger chunk of the companies have made significant efforts in helping their people adopt an application like this and use it as a part of their daily routine. A lot of inter and intra department automation can be brought by the application by allowing sharing of files, images etc. and make the decision making process faster than ever before with greater management control and informed decisions. There is a growing demand to address the ever growing and highly dynamic customer needs and requirements therefore in such a case having an application like this can help in achieving the desired business objectives and outcomes by streamlining the communication process. The success of these chat applications depends a lot on the UI/UX design of the application since it needs a higher level of user engagement dimension so that it is accepted as part of a culture and also since most of the people who might use chat applications are youth. WhatsApp application Messenger is being increasingly used by corporates to address communication and information sharing flow between its people to foster greater degree of team collaborations thereby streamlining and automating various processes which ultimately leads to higher degree of performance and improved efficiency levels.

A Look At Instant Messaging Applications whatsapp

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The rise in popularity of the Blackberry Messenger system has seen numerous companies launch similar applications aimed at offering free and easy instant messaging across all platforms. One of the handsets to really benefit from this is the iPhone 4 as it offered no built in instant messenger service. Here we take a look at some of the best services available for this phone and also take a look at the forthcoming iMessage service which is coming with the new software update. One of the best applications available for the iPhone 4 is Whatsapp which is a cross platform messaging system. Unlike Blackberry messenger which works only between Blackberry devices Whatsapp is available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. this means you can send messages to your friends for free even if they do not have the same handset as you. The reason that messaging on this feature is free is because it uses the phones WiFi or 3G connection. Obviously if you have used your data allowance for 3G then there may be a charge so this is worth investigating. Conversations are displayed in a very similar manner to the phones SMS facility meaning you have a page listing every conversation you have had with that person. When you send a message a small green tick appear to show that it has been sent and two ticks appear once the recipient has read the message. You are not limited to just sending text to your friends as the application also enables you to send photographs, audio notes and video messages. Another similar application is Viber which not only offers free messaging but also free voice calls by using the handsets VOIP services. This application is however only available to iPhone users and is not a cross platform service. The iPhone 4 will benefit from a new messaging service named iMessage when the new operating system update is launched. This service will be available to all users of the iOS5 platform across devices that not only include the iPhone but also the iPad tablet and the iPod Touch. Just like Whatsapp this system enables you to send free text messages to other users via WiFi or 3G connections. The iMessage feature allows you to have group conversations with several people at the same time. The system is also useful for Apple fans who may have a couple of devices running on iOS5. You can start a conversation on your iPhone 4 and continue it on your iPad when you get home. The iMessage service looks like a great addition to the iPhone 4 arsenal and will further enhance the phones appeal to a wide range of consumers. The iPhone 4 is one of the leading handsets available and its messaging facilities are one reason why this phone is such a hit. The user friendly interface and the range of applications available add to the appeal and the forthcoming OS update will further strengthen this phones position in the marketplace.

Benefits of Choosing a Medical Staffing Agency For Permanent Or Contract Jobs

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Whether you are looking for a permanent, per diem, or travel nurse position, working with a medical staffing agency is a good choice. Along with doctors, teachers, administrative assistants and Web designers, staffing agencies are great for flexibility and filling specialized positions. Hospitals, pharmacies, and other medical facilities often depend on a staffing agency because they know these recruiters will locate and place qualified personnel for permanent, contract or per diem positions. So when medical facilities have job openings, they rely on medical staffing agencies to help meet their needs. If you think you have to stay at with one company for ten, twenty or more years to earn a reputation as well as expertise, you will be surprised that these "thoughts" are no longer regarded. With the crumbling of highly esteemed corporations and businesses, people are looking to start over or join a smaller company with a better reputation for hiring. A staffing agency is one place to start looking for both a position and relocation. This offers a vast number of growth opportunities for both health facilities and job seekers. Medical staffing agencies allow great flexibility as far as contract work, assignment and job location for travel nurses or per diem staff. Accepting an assignment of 13 weeks is much better than knowing you have to remain in one position or location for a year or more. After the first assignment, you can choose a different assignment or location depending on your interest. Nurses and other allied health profession jobs will see a steady flow of jobs now and in the future. Working with a staffing agency can also be a link for permanent employment, if you choose. Medical staffing agencies offer a wealth of knowledge about health careers, ongoing and future trends, in addition to skills and certifications that employers want. Furthermore, a medical staffing agency is able to offer highly competitive wages, which will provide not only financial opportunity but also advanced employment preferences. Oftentimes when a person starts a new job or changes careers, it is likely they will not have immediate health care coverage, paid leave or retirement benefits. However, medical staffing agencies are able to offer medical and dental benefits, paid holidays and sick leave as well as other immediate benefits. Ask the medical staffing agency what benefits are available for travel nurses, per diem nursing staff and permanent placement jobs. Do you think working with a medical staffing agency sounds like a viable option? It is simple to get started. Follow these steps: 1. Research medical staffing recruiters in your area or online. Look for companies that are accredited or certified by the Joint Commission, so that you are assured of ethical and good practices. 2. Register with one or more medical recruiting company because you're not limited to just one. You can choose to work for one agency for one assignment and then work for another one. It's your choice. 3. Fill out an application online or in person. Most agencies will have someone available to answer any questions you might have. 4. Make available any certifications, degrees and a resume for your staffing recruiter, so he or she can match your skills and experience with the employer as well as keep a copy for your file. 5. If you are certified in a certain area, you may have to take a test. However, ask your contact person for the pre-requisites for any interested position. 6. Be interviewed, if applicable. Some staffing agencies have an interviewing process that is much like an informal get together to review your skills, experiences, and certifications. 7. Select the type of assignment you want. You have choices - travel positions, per diem, contract or permanent placement. The benefits for choosing a medical staffing agency are numerous and whether working long term or short term, a reputable medical staffing company will help you achieve your career goals.

Mentalism How-To - Keep Your Audience Captivated With Your Mentalist Skills

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With the up to date rise in renown of mentalism, many mentalists are looking to become more entertaining. Yet precisely how to do that isn't necessarily known. So these are some mentalism how to tips on turning into a better mentalist. Forget About Yourself, Focus on Your Audience - This is maybe the most serious mistake most mentalists (and performers generally) make. When they're performing they do the things they need to do. They do what they like and what they think is fun. But this isn't necessarily what the crowd wants. To become a better mentalist, you want to concentrate on your audience and how you put your own feelings aside. Tap into your audience and work out what it is they desire. And how to give that to them. This could make sure that folks like what you're doing. Do not be terrified to be different - If you actually desire to make a long-lasting impression on folk and you actually need to standout in their recollections then you better dare to be different. Do not look like all of the other mentalists. Don't act like all of the other mentalists. Create your own style and your own show. That way you'll be different and you'll be a better mentalist due to it. Make it simple - There is no real need to try to get too silly or too out-of-the-box when you're deciding what sorts of mentalism tricks to do during your show. This is particularly true for folks who are just starting. The classic acts are still around for a particularly good reason. It is due to the fact they work. So do not be fearful to keep your act easy and to perform mostly - or all - classic material. Involve Your Audience - There's one thing that each audience always likes. That one thing is to be concerned in the mentalism. So be sure you usually involve the fans in your act. While this sounds simple to do, it is not for most mentalists. Many mentalists do not like to involve the fans as the audience clearly doesn't follow any sort of script. This throws some mentalists off their game. So take care you are able to roll with the punches. If you can interact well with the spectators then they'll love your show. Latterly mentalists have started to be more well liked by audiences. As a consequence, there are way more folk who desire to become a mentalist. These folks desire to be the best mentalists that they can most likely be. To become better at mentalism, these folk should concentrate on their audience, not be scared to be different, keep their show straightforward (include classic material), and they should involve their audience.

Orthodontics Courses For Advanced Dental Surgery

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Orthodontics Courses are the latest in the medical science that attracts attention of those desirous of attaining a specialized course for a prospering career. Orthodontics is related to correcting of improper positioning of teeth and jaws and is thus an important aspect in the science of dentistry. Orthodontics courses equip individuals with required skills to help individuals regain their confidence and smile which they might have lost due to personality complex. A dental surgeon specializing as Orthodontist can take this kind of skilled job. In order to qualify for the Orthodontics Course, a dental surgeon, after successfully completing the four years Dental surgery course in an Orthodontic training program that may be briefed as below. Level 1A Basic Orthodontics program covers 80 CE hours that provides straight concepts for doctors and the basics of Orthodontic. In the four sessions meant for general and pediatric dentists, they learn how to implement a system that has been already established and how to make proper diagnosis and treatment of orthodontic. If you are a general or pediatric dentist, this course will help you in the following manner Whatever academic matters you lacked in your dental school will be adequately supplemented and make you competent to practice orthodontics more professionally. You can expect to get more than 70-80% of malocclusion cases on completion of this course. You can utilize your whole morning of Sunday for making studies on diagnosis and treatment. You can make enough of additions to your annual earnings. You get guidelines for helping the use of orthodontics as a new source of referral. Level 1B is Basic for Orthodontics and is Hands-on In-Office training for treating actual Orthodontic patients. It covers 6 sessions. The course is designed for those who lack prior experience in orthodontic and are desirous of making an addition to their current practices. It also suits those doctors who intend to switch on to a fixed technique that is more comprehensive compared to their present practice of removable appliances. Clinicians presently practicing orthodontics and intending to systematize their practice will also benefit by joining such a training program. You can also avail a Basic 2-weeekend program designed for Auxiliaries- Ortho Assistants that is designed and taught by Assistants to cover a number of topics related to orthodontics. If may also avail an Advanced course of two weeks duration training on hands-on exercises, also designed and taught by Assistants to cover a wide range of topics. Many dentists are joining Orthodontics courses to gain new skills and experience in this field. The dentists with Orthodontics certificates are preferred to those without this degree by hospitals too. If you are planning to attend the course, make sure that you register with the organization well in advance. You might also be required to take some other supplies and materials which you will know only after registering for the course. You might even like to check some references or read some testimonials prior to joining one.

Choosing Your Wedding Photographer - Wedding Photography Styles Explained

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You've chosen your date, booked your venue and started shopping for dresses. Now you're looking for a wedding photographer. There are a lot of styles of wedding photography out there, and while people in the industry might know these styles inside out they be confusing for couples. Remember as well that not only are you picking a style of photography, but different types of wedding photography can make different demands on your time on your wedding day. Picking the style of photography you want at your wedding boils down to three things. What style of images you want, how long you want to spend with a photographer on your wedding day, and most importantly of all your own personality and comfort in front of the camera. There are plenty of different photography buzzwords out there. Vintage, editorial, artistic or contemporary are just a few. Perhaps more confusingly they are used by different photographers in different ways. Ultimately it is up to couples to ask plenty of questions and do plenty of research before picking a photographer, and to rely on seeing full set of photos from completed weddings Do not rely on the best five or six shots from several weddings to make a choice. Wedding photography styles are a compromise between producing fantastic work and keeping to a timetable. A photographer might produce brilliant photos, but if he takes too long to produce them you probably won't enjoy the experience. Traditional (or Posed) Wedding Photography A lot of people think of traditional wedding photography as endless stuffy group photos where everyone looks stiff as a board. Worse still, the different collections of people seem to go on forever. I think there is a fashion to be down on traditional wedding photography, but the actual working framework is still the same for most wedding photographers. The photographs may be more stylish but the actual experience on the day for the bride and groom is very similar. There is always a trade off between the type of work a photographer does and the time it takes to shoot it. More formal posed photographs will take longer to set up and achieve. Any photographer who produces artistic posed work will need a certain amount of time to produce his best work. It is important that you find out how much time he will need, and work out how it will fit into your day. There are photographers who spend a couple of hours on formal shots. Make sure you are happy with giving over that amount of time on your wedding day. If you are not that comfortable in front of the camera you may find this type of photography more difficult. A good photographer should be able to help you and put you at your ease but for many individuals it can still seem a bit daunting. Reportage Wedding Photography (Wedding Photojournalism) If traditional is all about posed photographs, then reportage wedding photography is the opposite. It relies on capturing moments as they happen, and is more like a fly on the wall documentary. This form of wedding photography means that the photographer spends most of his time in the background, and so has become increasingly popular with couples. Weddings are also increasingly less formal than they used to be. Documentary wedding photography demands a different skill set from traditional wedding photography so you have to make sure that your photographer has the correct photographic background and can show you full weddings to back this up. Wedding photojournalism is more about a complete set of pictures from the whole day than a set of a dozen highlights. There are photographers out there who will jump on the latest bandwagon to gain business, but still use the same old style they always have. Wedding photojournalism is all about anticipation and being in the right place at the right time. It is not about closely directing people, so it puts many traditional wedding photographers outside of their skill set. There are some less ethical photographers who will use the latest buzzwords to improve their search engine presence, but still shoot the same tired old pictures. If you are reticent about having your photo taken, wedding photojournalism is probably your best choice. The photography happens without you really realizing and you'll look your natural best. Although these two approaches might appear polar opposites, in reality most wedding photographers will offer a blend of these two styles. There are not many wedding photojournalists who don't shoot at least some formal photographs and traditional wedding photographers will shoot informal pictures as well. Find out what proportion of each a photographer likes to shoot, and better still ask them what they like to shoot the most - chances are this is what they are best at. Vintage Wedding Photography Vintage wedding photography is a style that has been coming into vogue recently, but in lots of ways its a hard one one to quantify. Vintage can mean anything from using old film cameras during some of the wedding to just a different approach to post production to produce 'vintage' looking digital files. There are some great photographers out there, but bear in mind that if you are receiving files that are heavily edited in a certain style, you run the risk of your photos looking rather dated a few years later. If I was hiring a vintage style photographer, I personally would want at least some of the wedding shot on film, I'm not a huge fan of faking things. As always ask questions, see examples and make an informed decision. Editorial Wedding Photography This wedding genre is inspired by the fashion editorials of glossy magazines, at it's best it can produce fantastic high-end images. To produce this successfully on a wedding day the photographer needs to be highly organised, and would probably need an assistant to help set up some of the shots in advance, although that would depend on his or her style. Do your research to make sure that the time requirements for this type of shoot fit in with your plans. If you really like this type of photography but don't want to devote too much time to it on your wedding day, consider booking a separate photo session after the wedding. Often describes as a trash or cherish the dress shoot, a separate photo session might be the best way to get the wedding day you want and the photographs you'll love without losing a huge chunk of your wedding day. It also means that you and your photographer can pick the ideal time of day for the right light and you have scope for rescheduling if it's pouring with rain. In many countries, particularly the US, high end wedding photography is evolving towards three shoots: the engagement shoot, the wedding day, and an editorial session. Don't necessarily think that it all has to be done in one day. Artistic or Fine Art Wedding Photography Essentially an evolution of traditional wedding photography, this type of photography offers a contemporary take on the traditional set of posed photographs, although these are both terms that have been somewhat over used by the photographic community, so again do your research. At its best this genre can produce moving romantic images, but some photographers can over use the same poses, so it can feel a bit impersonal. Ask to see lots of shoots and don't be afraid to input your own ideas at your pre-wedding meeting. Conclusions There are lot of styles of photographer out there, but the main thing is to look beyond the catchy buzzwords and look long and hard at portfolios. Ultimately it is the competence of the photographer you are hiring that really matters. Experience, personal service and professionalism are what ensure a consistent standard of photography from wedding to wedding, and the consistency and ability to deal with the different shooting conditions that present themselves throughout a wedding day. Their portfolio should show a good balance of shots from bridal preparations to the first dance. Ask questions about how much time they will need to complete those all important formal and couples shots, and work out how much time you are happy to give. Even with more observational styles, planning and communication before the wedding is vital to get the best results and to get them efficiently. Keep to the guidelines and you are sure to have a memorable wedding day with photos to match.

How to Plan a Birthday Party for Kids - Girls Birthday Party in 5 Easy Steps

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Planning kids birthday parties is stressful! There is so much to do, so many things to take care of from selecting a theme to picking cute birthday girl outfits. As a mom of two girls, I feel the pain of any parent who is in the middle of planning their child's birthday party! I know that as a parent, you always want the party to be perfect because you know that your child will remember it for the rest of her life. In the following paragraphs I will provide useful tips and step-by-step instructions on how to plan the best party for your kids. My goal is to make your job easier. 1. Select Girls Birthday Party Themes One of the first things you should do is select a theme for your girls birthday party. The best place to start is her interests. What is your girl into these days? Does she have a favorite hobby or TV show? If your girl is old enough, you can ask her what theme she would prefer. If you are planning a surprise birthday party, then you can look for help from her friends. Make sure to browse Pinterest for kids party ideas. You can do a specific search is you have already picked out your theme or you can search for something like "girls birthday paty" or "kids birthday party." You will be surprised by how many great ideas you will find! Not only Pinterest is a great place to look for a fun and original themes, you can also get ideas for decorations, fun crafts and games, birthday outfits for girls and more. 10 Popular Birthday Party Themes For Girls Minnie Mouse Princess Mermaid Frozen (the movie) Rainbow Cupcake Pony/Cowgirl Carnival/Circus Barbie Hello Kitty 2. Select Girls Birthday Party Venue & Date This has always been the hardest part for me. First you need to decide on your budget as well as how much work you actually want to do yourself. Some of the questions you need to ask yourself when selection a venue are: What is my budget? How much work do I want to do myself? Do I want the party to be in my house or elsewhere? Should I host the party inside or outside? How many kids will be attending? You can do everything in the comfort of your own home. At home, you don't have to worry about the time limit and you can do pretty much whatever you want. However, you will have to clean, cook and entertain the guests, so be prepared to be exhausted! Parks are great for kids birthday parties as well, but you need to keep the weather in mind. Another option is to rent an in-door venue. Some places will only provide space while you have to bring your own food and entertainment. But you won't have to worry about cleaning before and after. Some kids birthday party venues are all-inclusive meaning they will provide space, food and entertainment. To find a party venue, you can start by asking friends and family for recommendations and doing a Goggle search. Kids museums, gymnastics gyms, bowling alleys, movie theaters, bounce houses and other kid-friendly places can also host birthday parties. Last option is to host a party at your home but pay for entertainment. Through Google search and the word of mouth you can find birthday party hosts, magicians or companies that will provide bounce houses, petting zoos and such. 3. Send Birthday Party Invitations Make sure to send invitations early. Kids and parents seem to have very busy scheduled these days, so it is always a good idea to invite ahead of time. Two great places to order kids birthday party invitations are Etsy and TinyPrints. Etsy is the best place to start if you are looking for unique party invitations that will be a perfect match to your kids birthday party theme. There are plenty of shops that create custom invitations. Ask guests to arrive 10 - 15 minutes early. Most of them will be a little late, so if you are limited on time, make sure to put that on your invitations. You can also put a request to RSVP as well as any special instructions. It is a good idea to keep a record of all the addresses so that you can re-use them next year. You can enter them into your phone, planner or an Excel spreadsheet. 4. Pick a Perfect Birthday Girl Outfit This is my most favorite part of the process! You will need to select a cute birthday girl outfit that coordinates with your birthday party theme. Some of my most favorite brands for cute birthday outfits for girls are Mustard Pie Clothing, Giggle Moon clothing, Ooh La La Couture, Persnickety Clothing clothing and Lemon Loves Lime. Lemon Loves Lime designs the cutest numbered birthday girl t-shirts that can be coordinated with a Lemon Loves Lime ruffle skort or a cute skirt. Ooh La La couture birthday dress is another cute option for a birthday girl dress. You can complete your cute birthday girl outfit with a pair of lovely Joyfolie shoes or Livie and Luca shoes. If you would like to have an absolutely unique, one-of-a-kind outfit for your birthday girl, a good place to look is Etsy. There are hundreds of sellers who can design and create a perfect outfit for your girl. If you are planning to custom-order an outfit, do it a few weeks in advance. 5. Plan Birthday Party Decorations Based on your girls birthday party theme and place, you will need to plan declarations. If you are hosting the party at a park, you will want minimal decorations. So, all you will really need is balloons and tablecloth that coordinate with your party theme. You can get more creative if you are hosting the party at your house. If you need ideas, Pinterest is a great place to start. Simply search for your party theme to find pictures of thousands of kids birthday parties, cakes, decorations, crafts, food and more. Useful links for DIY kids parties 25 Ideas for DIY Party DIY Kids' Birthday Parties - Favors & Decorations If you are on a budget, you can find many cute DIY party decoration ideas and tutorials by doing a Google search or looking on Pinterest. Hit your local dollar store to great inexpensive supplies, party favors and decorations. You can also find beautiful decorations on Etsy or at your local party supplies store. I hope you find these tips useful! Have fun at your little one's party and remember, it should be as much fun for you as it is for her! Tatiana Tugbaeva is the owner of My Little Jules boutique. At My Little Jules you will find boutique kids clothing as well as beautiful girls shoes and accessories. We have a wide selection on birthday girl dresses, vintage flower girl dresses and other special occasion dresses for girls from by brands like Lemon Loves Lime, Ooh La La Couture, Persnickety Clothing, Mustard Pie Clothing and many more. Click here to shop cute birthday girl outfits.

How to Find DoFollow Blogs for Backlinks

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There are a lot of reasons DoFollow is coming back into style, and if you're looking for ways to boost reader engagement and drive traffic to your blog, then being DoFollow friendly is a necessity. Many CMS and blogging platforms have a range of easy to install link-friendly WordPress plugins like Top Contributors and CommentLuv, which will allow your blog to be picked up more easily by commentators in Google searches, but the SEO juice flows both ways. If you want to drive traffic, making sure DoFollow is enabled is only half the battle-you need to be out promoting your content on other people's blogs. What is Do Follow? There's DoFollow, and there's NoFollow. DoFollow means that when someone leaves a link on your blog, that backlink is counted by Google and gives that website a little SEO bump. NoFollow means Google doesn't count the link for SEO purposes. Many times NoFollow is enabled by default as a way of discouraging comment spam without having to moderate-but let's face it, if you've ever owned a blog, you know that spam is coming whether or not DoFollow is enabled. Do yourself the favor and kick that setting on-you'll start attracting more visitors and commenters looking to build their back links, and that helps your traffic ranking. Where Can I find DoFollow Blogs? As I said, you need to be out commenting and promoting your blog. Like everything else on the internet, there are great directories filled with DoFollow blogs just waiting for your participation. And remember, don't spam when commenting and leaving backlinks. The more relevant your comments, the more likely someone will click your link and give you your traffic. And if your comment gets deleted, then you're just wasting energy. Providing bloggers with positive feedback not only helps everyone learn more about a discussion, it gives you a positive online reputation as well. What are the downsides to DoFollow? Blog commenting is becoming less and less relevant as Google makes the transition away from Search Engine Optimziation to User Experience Optimization--better quality traffic is being weighted more and more heavily, which traditional "greyhat" linkbuilding methods are being phased out or actively discouraged. For now there's still a bump, but in the future this practice is likely to become entirely devalued, if not slightly counter productive. The best way to avoid being labeled as spam is to not spam at all.

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Add or delete bookmarks in a Word document or Outlook message

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A bookmark in Word works like a bookmark you might place in a book: it marks a place that you want to find again easily. You can enter as many bookmarks as you want in your document or Outlook message, and you can give each one a unique name so they’re easy to identify. To add a bookmark, you first mark the bookmark location in your document. After that, you can jump to the location or add links to it within your document or Outlook message. You can also delete bookmarks from a document or Outlook message. Bookmark the location Select text, a picture, or a place in your document where you want to insert a bookmark. Click Insert > Bookmark. The Bookmark icon is highlighted on the Insert tab Under Bookmark name, type a name and click Add. Note: Bookmark names need to begin with a letter. They can include both numbers and letters, but not spaces. If you need to separate words, you can use an underscore ( _ )—for example, First_heading. Go to the bookmarked location After creating your bookmarks, you can add links to them within your document or jump to them at any time. Jump to a bookmark Type Ctrl+G to open the Go To tab in the Find and Replace box. Under Go to what, click Bookmark. Enter or select the bookmark name, and then click Go To. The Go to tab in the Find and Replace box is shown. Link to a bookmark You can also add hyperlinks that will take you to a bookmarked location in the same document. Select the text or object you want to use as a hyperlink. Right-click and then click Hyperlink Hyperlink button . Under Link to, click Place in This Document. In the list, select the heading or bookmark that you want to link to. Note: To customize the Screen Tip that appears when you rest the pointer over the hyperlink, click ScreenTip, and then type the text that you want. Click OK. If you’re having any issues or problems with bookmarks, read about the various techniques to troubleshoot bookmarks. Delete a bookmark Click Insert > Bookmark. Click either Name or Location to sort the list of bookmarks in the document. Click the name of the bookmark you want to delete, and then click Delete. If you have inserted a hyperlink to the deleted bookmark, right-click the linked text and then click Remove Hyperlink.

Window Treatments - 5 Common Styles of Window Blinds

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Currently there are several styles of window blinds that are designed to block light from entering via a window. But the purpose of blinds isn't only for blocking direct light, they are also used to create a certain style and to set a mood. Blinds come in many shapes and sizes. They are even constructed with different materials including plastic, fabric,metal and wood. They are available either in a vertical or a horizontal arrangement. Common Styles of Window Blinds 1. Horizontal style window blinds are the most prevalent type of blinds. They can be either raised or lowered from the bottom in order to give just the right desired amount of light. 2. Vertical style window blinds use a series of vertical slats that hang from a top rail in order to allow them to be drawn either to the side or to the center making them particularly useful as coverings for exterior type doorways. Vertical blinds do have quite a few advantages over horizontal style blinds. First of all, they tend to be more durable and even stronger than the horizontal style blinds. Secondly, since they are in fact vertical, they do not need to be dusted that often. Vertical style blinds are constructed from a wide variety of materials just like horizontal blinds. Vertical blinds are most often used for exterior style doors. Despite the fact that vertical blinds are considered a more durable choice, care must be taken whenever using them in high traffic doorways in order to prevent damage. Vertical blinds will help protect against cold drafts in the winter months and will protect against the heat in the summer months which collectively help reduce your utility bills. 3. Slat or Persian Slat or horizontal blinds are truly the most sought after window blind. They consist of many horizontal slats. These style blinds have a series of strings holding together. This is what determines the correct amount of light allowed in between each individual slat. Whenever pulling the string all the way, it allows the entire window to be exposed. This in turn enables most of the light to enter the window. Slat or Persian style blinds are constructed in plastic, metal, or stiffened fabric. 4. Venetian Venetian blinds are most typically constructed from plastic, metal, wood or bamboo. These are actually a form of horizontal blinds which can be rotated at approximately 180 degrees. The slats will be in sync with each other whenever being rotated. Pulling a cord operates them. 5. Honeycomb Blinds and Cellular Blinds A more stylish and sophisticated style of blinds. These blinds are beautiful. When you look at them from the side they look like a series of honeycombs. They keep the room temperature regulated in both summer and winter.

Introduction to The Online Slots

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You always start from a scratch. Those mastered in playing the online slots never knew how to play before. These are one of the easiest casino games online. There is no real knowledge needed for these games. Online slots are one of the most commonly played games available. This is the only game with a lot of themes in the casino. When looking for the slot games, look out for winning combinations. The slot casinos share 70% of the income of the casino because of its rising popularity in the gambling world. The online slot is played by people of all ages, due to its simple rules. There is no skill needed in playing these games it depends on your luck, mostly. You also need to look at the jackpot on these games before choosing one, if you are going for the big jackpot. First, you need to download the software, which is free. The player then registers himself, that's when he can choose to play free or for money. The free account enables the player to get hold of a large range of slots to play on his PC. Some online casinos have around 200 slots available on the internet! The games work same way as the slot machine on land. When a spin is hit, the information goes to the computer inside the machine, which then head to the RNG and then back to the reels and displays the result. The spin message online goes through all the servers and then sends it back to the player's computer, this happens very quickly if your internet is fast. The first deposit of the slots on the internet gives the player a welcome bonus. These offers vary from one casino to casino. The player should go through the terms and condition for the bonus. There are some casinos which allow the player to play free without real money on these online slots.

Money is simply trust. It is not backed by anything.

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Take-aways Money is simply trust. It is not backed by anything. The purchasing power of the US dollar reduces by 3% a year. Inflation happens when the supply of money and credit in the economy grows faster than economic output. This is happening today. The government is incentivised to inflate the money supply to reduce debt burdens (make it easier for them to pay loans back). In the long-run the Federal Reserve is powerless. Real economic growth is necessary to maintain an economy. Printing is a short-term solution only. Watch your interest rates: if you have cash sitting in the bank in 2020, it is wealth destroying. Watch your income: if your share of your employer’s business is stable or growing, you should expect a minimum 5% pay rise every 2 years. There are some very simple, low energy ways to beat inflation: consider hard assets and “dollar cost averaging”. Take control of your money and your future. This is just the beginning! The missing link A critical piece of information is missing from our education system. A clear definition of money. When we graduate, we are expected to go into the world and work to grow money for our employer, money for our economy and money for ourselves. Yet up until that point, most of us were taught nothing about what money really is. There is a sceptical case to argue that there is a reason we are not taught about money. In 1957 Henry Ford, one of the 20 richest people of all time, is famous for saying: “It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” By reading this article, I hope that you will gain an understanding for what money is, how it fits into our economy and banking system and take away some simple strategies to protect your wealth in a volatile world. Money is simply trust When boiled down, money is simply trust. Trust that our time and effort, expended in the past, can be redeemed for goods and services in the future. Because we can’t normally carry around our personal goods and services, we entrust this capability into a government issued piece of paper. Our currencies today are called “fiat currencies” because they have no convertibility into any other form of asset. Through history, money has spent much of its time linked to a hard asset like gold which has a known and low inflation rate. Convertibility to a hard asset historically ensured trust. You had a way out of your currency and into something like gold which has historically maintained value for millennia, due to its low and consistent supply growth rate through time. Today there is no such convertibility, and there is no fixed supply of fiat currency. This is ticking time bomb.

How to Set Up an Online Affiliate Program to Sell Your Products and Services

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I consider Amazon.com to be the Internet pioneer for establishing affiliate programs. Their strategy to permit others to sell their products for a commission on affiliate websites has single-handedly help them become an Internet powerhouse and has resulted in Amazon.com becoming a household name. As an online business owner, you, too, should be offering your own affiliate program. Affiliate marketing is so much less expensive than to take out a banner ad or text ad on other websites or in email newsletters, and the results tend to be better. Imagine that you have a staff of people working for you, and they have agreed to work free of charge until they successfully make a sale. At that point, they are paid when their sales reach a predetermined volume (as outlined in your affiliate agreement) at a certain interval. You've instantly created a fast and almost free sales force with very little money. Even though you may not have the monetary resources available to Amazon.com, you can create this sales phenomenon as well for your professional service business. Here are the steps you need to consider to create your own affiliate program: 1. Find affiliate tracking software. Trying to manually track all of the sales of your affiliates is simply too labor-intensive. Instead, you need to find a software program that will help you manage your affiliate program. I recommend the one bundled with my shopping cart, GetMoreClientsCart.com, which assigns each affiliate a unique affiliate ID that they can use in their websites to make referrals back to your website, where the actual sale occurs. Each affiliate is also assigned a unique log-in and password so that they can log into their affiliate account at any time and check on their sales volume. Best of all, once you've set up your affiliate program, the setup for each affiliate is completely automated. 2. Determine your level of tiers. Typically an affiliate program is limited to no more than 2 tiers. After two, it begins to take on the persona of a pyramid scheme. The first tier is comprised of the affiliates who are directly signed up for your affiliate program, and the second tier are affiliates of your affiliates. For simplicity, I tend to use the 1-tier affiliate structure. 3. Determine your commission structure and rules. Many online business owners spend countless hours wringing their hands over how much to pay in commissions. If you offer too little, no one is interested in promoting your products and services because the payoff isn't large enough to motivate them. If you offer too much, you feel like you're giving money away. I've discovered that first-tier commission amounts typically range from 25%-75%, with most in the 35-50% range. Second-tier commissions seem to range between 10%-30%, with most landing in the 20% range. You'll also need to determine if you'll pay commissions on products that people buy for themselves through their affiliate link. Many people join an affiliate program solely for that reason. However, if that's the only reason they've joined your affiliate program, they probably won't be making additional sales for you. 4. Create your payout schedule. Next you'll need to determine at what intervals you'll pay your affiliates. I've seen some programs pay commissions weekly, but monthly payouts is the most common. Let your affiliates know on what day you determine the month's commission, what their minimum earnings must be to get paid (i.e. at least $50 in earnings, for example), and on what day you send payments. 5. Determine your payment form. For many affiliate programs to which I belong, I receive a check in the mail for my payments. However, more companies are transitioning to PayPal's Mass Pay feature to pay affiliate commissions. PayPal's Mass Pay feature eliminates most of the paperwork involved in check writing, and with the upload of a few files, you can pay your affiliate quickly via their PayPal email addresses. In order to use this service, you have to have a PayPal Premier or Business Account and you need to ask for your affiliate's PayPal email address. 6. Provide marketing assistance. For the greatest success in your affiliate program, you need to provide your affiliates with marketing materials to help them promote yours products and services. Have a graphic designer create a variety of website banners and buttons they can use, and you can compose classified ads that they can place in ezines and sales letters they can use on their site or as an email marketing tool. You'll need to create some reminders about ethical email marketing strategies so that you don't become associated with anyone who is labeled as a spammer. Lastly, give your affiliates access to a group of articles that they can use on their site to promote your programs and services, with directions on how to insert their affiliate link in the resource box. 7. Educate your affiliates. After joining an affiliate program, I often receive a phone call from a company's affiliate manager welcoming me to the affiliate program and encouraging me to contact him/her with questions. Or, I get an invitation to special affiliate teleclasses/webinars to give me strategies on how to be a good affiliate. You can offer the same amenities to your affiliates by working with an Online Business Manager/Virtual Assistant to run this program for you. At a minimum, you can create an affiliate handbook that your affiliates receive upon signing up for you program, which will walk them through the steps of your affiliate program. 8. Market your affiliate program. Once your affiliate program has been set-up, you'll need to promote it. Have your OBM/VA seek out strategic alliance opportunities. Search for websites that permit you to promote your affiliate program. Send out notice of your affiliate program to your list, on your blog, and on discussion lists where this is type of promotion is permitted. Creating your own affiliate program is a great way for you to grow your business in a short period of time. You never know--you may be on your way to creating your own Amazon.com!

Documentation methodologies

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What's required for success? The successful organization views transparent processes as critical to the success of their strategies, thereby engendering management commitment. Frequently, transparent processes will be viewed as critical to the success of multiple strategies, such as reducing risk, facilitating training and expansion and/or process improvement. Committed managements commit resources. The commitment of resources in turn leads to closer progress tracking (e.g., attention). Process transparency is on the radar screen -- a priority -- and probably tied into managers' individual goals and the reward system. Regardless of how the organization resources the development of transparent processes, successful organizations adopt a standard methodology. Whether the organization decides to set up a centralized group, a decentralized structure or a combination, all stakeholders involved in developing process documentation are trained in the organization's methodology. Selection of a documentation methodology is based on several key factors: Is it efficient and easy to use? To what extent does it promote standardization? How easy is it to reuse documentation across the organization? How easy is it to maintain the documentation as processes and controls change? Documentation methodologies which score highly on all of these dimensions accelerate the achievement of process transparency across the organization. The organization begins realizing the benefits of process transparency fairly quickly. The wins begin reinforcing commitment and enable assimilation into the corporate culture. Organizations which either do not adopt a standard methodology, or which select a methodology that is difficult to implement and scale, have a higher risk of abandoning the goal of achieving process transparency. Success will require the dedication of more resources and more time before benefits will be realized -- a tough choice for most organizations facing growing competitiveness. Conclusion While successful achievement of process transparency provides long-term sustainable competitive advantages to organizations, success requires a strategic approach, management commitment, and the adoption of a high value methodology for documenting processes and controls. If you would like further details on the strategies outlined in the article, please visit: http://www.rapiddocumentation.org. Juliet Kontaxis and the Benchmark Technologies team have been helping clients achieve greater transparency over their operational processes and controls for over 10 years. Juliet's recently published book is entitled: "Rapid Documentation of Policies and Procedures: The Handbook".

Legal Scanning - The Benefits of Legal Document Scanning

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Document scanning and digital document management within the legal industry has never been more popular than it is now. Before document scanning was a luxury first and a necessity second but these days more and more companies from every type of sector across the world are moving away from paper and into the digital. One of the bigger sectors that are doing this is the legal sector. The process is the same for every business; you want to find what you need as quickly as you possible can and rooting through filing cabinets or drawers of what could be potentially libraries of documents is a pain at the best of times, and a time consuming one at that. With legal scanning and legal document management it's possible to get all of your necessary and important documents onto your computer systems, have them indexed quickly and efficiently with names or numbers (or a mixture of both) of your choice. Scanning companies can also offer an OCR service which, for those who don't know, is the best way to get all the information from your documents onto your computer system and make your documents searchable by text when converted to a computer format. This saves a great deal of time and money purely because you can sit down at your computer, type in particular keywords, dates, references and they will jump right up in front of you in moments. You can forget searching through physical documents for hours and hours when with a digital legal document management system you can find what you want in next to no time. Professional legal scanning companies will also not usually charge as much as might think as the documents can be processed quickly using top of the range scanning devices which can process documents in the thousands per day watched carefully by document scanning experts. And in the long run, the potential for how much time and money you could save by using this simple service is very strong. With the whole world going digital, legal scanning is undoubtedly the future of document management as more and more companies take the system on. Depending on the company you choose, the systems supplied can often be extremely easy to use and access from anywhere if hosted online which most good scanning companies will offer you. There is also the environmental impact of using less paper as paper is often not replaced adequately when the original trees are removed which of course has an effect on our whole ecosystem. If you're looking into employing a professional legal document scanning company, I would recommend looked for the ISO 9001:2000 certification which is a coveted award for scanning companies which means their work is audited officially by the ISO. Also if you have time and it is possible, have some samples done and visit the company to see their practices in action. If their a good, reliable company they will happily see you and produce some examples for you. The benefits of a legal scanning and digital document management system are seemingly endless, especially as a positive step into the future for both your company's efficiency, which is more important than ever, as well as the effect that the way we all work has on our whole environment.

Legal Scanning - The Benefits of Legal Document Scanning

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Document scanning and digital document management within the legal industry has never been more popular than it is now. Before document scanning was a luxury first and a necessity second but these days more and more companies from every type of sector across the world are moving away from paper and into the digital. One of the bigger sectors that are doing this is the legal sector. The process is the same for every business; you want to find what you need as quickly as you possible can and rooting through filing cabinets or drawers of what could be potentially libraries of documents is a pain at the best of times, and a time consuming one at that. With legal scanning and legal document management it's possible to get all of your necessary and important documents onto your computer systems, have them indexed quickly and efficiently with names or numbers (or a mixture of both) of your choice. Scanning companies can also offer an OCR service which, for those who don't know, is the best way to get all the information from your documents onto your computer system and make your documents searchable by text when converted to a computer format. This saves a great deal of time and money purely because you can sit down at your computer, type in particular keywords, dates, references and they will jump right up in front of you in moments. You can forget searching through physical documents for hours and hours when with a digital legal document management system you can find what you want in next to no time. Professional legal scanning companies will also not usually charge as much as might think as the documents can be processed quickly using top of the range scanning devices which can process documents in the thousands per day watched carefully by document scanning experts. And in the long run, the potential for how much time and money you could save by using this simple service is very strong. With the whole world going digital, legal scanning is undoubtedly the future of document management as more and more companies take the system on. Depending on the company you choose, the systems supplied can often be extremely easy to use and access from anywhere if hosted online which most good scanning companies will offer you. There is also the environmental impact of using less paper as paper is often not replaced adequately when the original trees are removed which of course has an effect on our whole ecosystem. If you're looking into employing a professional legal document scanning company, I would recommend looked for the ISO 9001:2000 certification which is a coveted award for scanning companies which means their work is audited officially by the ISO. Also if you have time and it is possible, have some samples done and visit the company to see their practices in action. If their a good, reliable company they will happily see you and produce some examples for you. The benefits of a legal scanning and digital document management system are seemingly endless, especially as a positive step into the future for both your company's efficiency, which is more important than ever, as well as the effect that the way we all work has on our whole environment.

Online Help is Available For People Suffering From Social Anxiety

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The millions of Americans who suffer through their lives in fear of being judged adversely by others around them often choose relative isolation rather than face the prospect of having to perform in a social setting. Though many of these people are convinced that they suffer from mere shyness, the truth is that they more than likely have a more severe form of Social Anxiety Disorder. Left untreated, these individuals can spend their entire lives dreading even the thought of social contact with others, and these fears can translate into actual physical symptoms as well. If you or someone you know suffers from the fear of being in a social situation where you may be judged on your performance or appearance, you can obtain some help for social anxiety online. Anyone who even thinks they may be suffering from anxiety should, of course, seek the counsel of a qualified medical profession. Only they are adequately trained to diagnose Social Anxiety Disorder and recommend an appropriate treatment regimen. However, there is help for social anxiety online, in the forms of basic questionnaires and information about symptoms that can help those who think they may have social anxiety to better determine whether they want to see a doctor for a diagnosis. In addition to educating yourself about the disorder, there are additional online features that can be of tremendous help to many with the disorder. There are, for example, a number of forums available online which provide an opportunity for those who suffer from social anxiety disorder to come together in a safe, online environment and discuss their fears, coping mechanisms, and treatment results. Many of the people who participate in these forums believe them to be an invaluable means for expressing their often hidden fears. Though many people who are suffering from this disorder continue to remain in the shadows of life, society's understanding of the disorder has increased in recent years, and treatment options are becoming more sophisticated. Social anxiety online help contributes to the greater understanding of the condition, as well as providing those suffering from it an avenue for exploration of their disorder. With time and the proper treatment, many of these individuals can come out of the shadows and once again engage society without fear of judgment.

3 Above Ground Pool Deck Accessories That Can Enhance Your Home

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Having an above ground pool can bring lots of joy to your family. That happiness can be enhanced with suitable accessories for your above ground pool decks. Here are the best 3 accessories for pool decks that will enhance your experience: Above ground child safety alarms for pools This type of alarms has been specially formulated for pools that are situated above ground. Here's how it works: Upon purchasing the alarm, you should read the instructions and set it up on your pool deck. The alarm sensors should be able to alert you when anything or anyone weighing 15 lbs. or over enters or falls into the pool. This is a great solution for parents and pet owners who are worried about their children and pets falling into the pool accidentally. Without a lifeguard standing by round the clock, a safety alarm for your pool is just the accessory you need to protect the lives of your loved ones. Step and ladders The are many types of steps that prove to be ideal additions to your pool decks. High quality steps should be durable and be able to withstand the harsh sun rays. It should also be slip-resistant so that friends and family members who are using the pool do not suffer from falls and untoward accidents. One of the most preferred steps designs is the "wedding cake" style where its wide angle allows easy access to and from the pool. Above ground pool toys Summer time in the pool will not be complete without a host of toys that the kids can indulge in. Inflatable toys such as slides are an affordable source of fun that can be set up easily and quickly. If you must splurge on a full sized slide made from durable resin body for your above ground pool decks, do make sure that it comes with non-skid steps to prevent unnecessary accidents. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/4608471

Hijab: Veiled in Controversy

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For the complete photos with media resources, visit: http://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/hijab/ Hijab is an Islamic concept of modesty and privacy. This concept is not unique to Islam, but embraced by other religions, such as Judaism (where the concept of modesty is called Tzuniut) and Christianity. The Islamic concept of hijab is most often expressed in women’s clothing. Hijab garments range from simple head scarves (called khimaar or simply hijab) to head-to-toe cloaks such as abayas and burqas. This photo gallery illustrates some of the many types of hijab clothing. Although firmly rooted in Islamic tradition, hijab is not strictly defined in the Muslim holy book, the Quran. It is often a personal and cultural concept, not a religious one. Expression of hijab varies within the Muslim world and beyond. These verses of the Quran offer insight into hijab and relevant ideas about modesty, respect, privacy, and humility: Chapter 24, verses 30 and 31; Chapter 33, verses 32 and 33; and Chapter 33, verses 53 and 54. Public expression of hijab is a very controversial issue. It is, first and foremost, an act of worship among Muslim women. In the United States, wearing hijab clothing is a right guaranteed by the First Amendment—as freedom of speech and freedom of religion. However, hijab clothing has also become a potent indicator of identity, with many non-Muslims viewing it as a political statement. Some communities interpret hijab as a sign of Islamic fundamentalism, the refusal of immigrants to integrate into mainstream society, or the oppression of women. Governments address hijab coverings in different ways. Some restrict wearing any religious clothing, including hijab, in public. Two nations (Saudi Arabia and Iran) require women to wear hijab coverings. Most nations do not have either restrictions or requirements concerning hijab clothing. Consult the Fast Facts in the following tab for five examples of how nations try to address the expression of hijab. Teaching Strategies Teaching about religion can be challenging. Charles Haynes, director of the Religious Freedom Education Project at the First Amendment Center, encourages educators to remember the “Three Rs of religious liberty”. Rights: “Religious liberty, or freedom of conscience, is a basic and inalienable right founded on the inviolable dignity of the person. In a society as religiously diverse as the United States, it is essential that schools emphasize that the rights guaranteed by the Constitution are for citizens of all faiths and none.” Responsibilities: “Religious liberty is not only a universal right, but it also depends upon a universal responsibility to respect that right for others, treating others as we ourselves desire to be treated. All citizens must recognize the inseparable link between the preservation of their own constitutional rights and their responsibility as citizens to defend those rights for all others.” Respect: “Debate and disagreement are vital to classroom discussion and a key element of preparation for citizenship in a democracy. Yet, if we are to live with our differences, particularly our religious differences, how we debate, and not only what we debate, is critical. At the heart of good citizenship is a strong commitment to the civic values that enable people with diverse religious and philosophical perspectives to treat one another with respect and civility.” These “Three Rs” can be useful when teaching about hijab, clothing, and civil rights: Is there a dress code at your school? If there is a dress code, how does it balance the rights of individuals with their responsibilities to civic society? Hijab is a very visible expression of religious conviction. What are some other public expressions of religious or atheistic identity? (Answers might include: jewelry with religious significance, such as crosses; restricted diets, such as kosher or halal; or celebratory prayers at sporting events.) Do you think hijab or other expressions of religious identity are discussed with respect in your community? How could community members increase respect in the discussion? (Answers may include: a suggestion to spend informal time, such as meals, with members of a different faith or atheists; classroom education about public expressions of faith or atheism; or engaging in an art, such as a style of music, associated with a religion or spiritual movement.) Fast Facts How have governments reacted to hijab? Canada: After a long battle, the Canadian government decided not to pursue a ban on wearing hijab during immigration ceremonies. France: French mayors have banned full-body swimsuits known as “burkinis” from beaches, citing public order concerns. United States: Women in hijab represent the United States in government, business, and sports. Iran: Women are required to wear hijab, although what constitutes "proper hijab" is widely debated. Turkey: Hijab may be part of a police officer's uniform, although it is not required.

Website Creation For Newbies - 4 Necessary Tips For Newbies to Create Easy Website Navigation

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Don't underestimate the importance of easy navigation for your website. Without it, you'll confuse visitors and also alienate the search engines that crawl your website and determine its ranking. Use these tips for website creation to improve your site's navigation and ensure that human and search engine visitors to your website are satisfied. 1. Include a sitemap - A sitemap is a page on your website that lists all of the other pages that your site includes. It's a useful resource for a confused browser who is looking to find a specific piece of information. It's also a search engine requirement if you want to be viewed as positively as possible. To improve your search engine positioning and the user experience you provide, include both an HTML sitemap on a visible page on your site and an XML sitemap that you submit directly to search engines. 2. Use more than a "home" button for navigation - The trend in early website creation was to have a home button on every page, but no other navigation aids. This however was only acceptable a long time ago. Today you have to be able to navigate to and from all of the main pages of a site from any other page. Don't rely on a home button without using other navigational links. 3. Order pages by relevance - You can inform visitors of the hierarchy of information listed on your website and inform search engines of the relevance of particular pages by ordering them appropriately. For Example, if your website is about cars, motorcycles and trains, each of those could be a main page on your site. Each of those pages would then have subpages, Cadillac and Ford for example on the cars page. In other words, don't create all of your pages directly from the index - rather, create them so they are included in their appropriate section, If you use a blogging system to produce your website, you don't have to do this, but rather you can categorize your specific posts appropriately for the same effect. 4. Don't overdo it - You want to make everything on your website easy to get to and easy to find with your website creation. But you don't want to overdo it by including links to all of your pages within your navigation bar, especially if you have many different pages and sections. The key is to make things easy, not overwhelming. You can consider including options such as drop down menus or you can have each main page in a particular section link to all others within it, as described above. If you follow these 4 tips for website creation to improve the navigation of your website, you'll impress both human and search engine visitors. If you really want help in creating and developing your website, we have just completed a Free eBook that will show you the basics of website creation and online business development.

5 Langkah dalam Digital Marketing

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Saat kita memulai tahun 2016 dan meratapi betapa cepatnya waktu nampaknya bergerak, jelas bahwa akselerasi ini tidak lagi sekadar isapan jempol dari imajinasi kita. Dipicu oleh besarnya gangguan digital di semua bidang, dunia kita sekarang menjadi pusaran terobosan teknologi. Sebagai Chief Marketing Officer PlatformQ Heath, perusahaan media digital yang berfokus pada sektor kesehatan, saya terus berkembang untuk mengikuti kecepatan yang sangat buruk ini di samping rekan-rekan pemasar saya. Dalam posisi saya, saya merasa penting untuk mencatat bagaimana kita dapat menerapkan tren berikut untuk memberi dampak pada upaya pemasaran digital kita di tahun 2016 1. Fokus Pada Mobile Phone Meskipun semua elemen di atas harus menjadi bagian integral dari strategi seluler Anda, penting untuk diingat bahwa saat ini tidak ada masa depan pemasaran tanpa fokus mobile seperti laser. Sedikitnya 80 persen pengguna internet memiliki smartphone, dan sebagian besar tidak akan memulai hari mereka tanpa memeriksanya. Pengenalan tren ini telah mempengaruhi baik pengembangan produk dan upaya pemasaran kami di PlatformQ Health. Dengan cara yang sama, aplikasi telah menjadi bagian penting dari pengalaman seluler, mengharapkan kenyataan maya, sepertiOculus Rift, untuk menambahkan dampak pada seluler pada tahun 2016, karena perusahaan seperti Samsung akan memungkinkan Anda untuk mengalami VR dengan biaya nominal, kapanpun dan dimanapun. 2. Konten Berkualitas Tinggi Konten berkualitas tinggi adalah, dalam banyak hal, SEO.AsGoogle yang baru menghargai kualitas tertinggi dan konten paling bermanfaat dengan visibilitas yang lebih besar, tujuannya pada tahun 2016 adalah memberikan nilai terbaik bagi pembaca Anda dan untuk mencari mesin dengan cara berpikir kepemimpinan. . Konten seperti blog, video, dan eBook atau, untuk waktu singkat, konten "dipinjam" atau "bersama" (yang mengutip sumber yang terpercaya) adalah cara bagus untuk menunjukkan keahlian di bidang Anda. Calon pelanggan saat ini "tinggal" di berbagai saluran dan perangkat. Untuk mengoptimalkan jangkauan pemirsa, Anda harus selalu membuat dan menyempurnakan konten, dan menyebarkannya melalui beberapa saluran komunikasi misalnya, blog, tweet, situs web, dan podcast. Di perusahaan saya sebelumnya, konten mengambil banyak bentuk - kertas putih, eBook, infografis, blog, tweet, posting di grup LinkedIn, dan video. Mereka secara kolektif membantu perusahaan menjadi pemimpin pemikiran. Menemukan cara untuk repurpose dan mengemas ulang konten Anda adalah penghemat waktu yang sangat besar dan memperpanjang umur konten Anda. 3. Pemasaran Berbasis Data 2015 adalah tahun dimana perusahaan yang sadar pertumbuhan memeluk strategi pemasaran berbasis data. ROI sekarang mendorong semua pemasaran digital. Pada tahun 2016, memonitor media sosial untuk informasi dan tren atau mendengarkan sosial dan menganalisis kinerja semua inisiatif pemasaran digital Anda akan mengungkapkan wawasan yang tajam. Tanpa alat ukur, Anda akan terus kehilangan banyak pengetahuan tentang pesaing Anda. Menurut artikel Inc.com, "Turn Big Data Ke Data Pintar Dengan Data yang Baik," data yang paling berharga untuk Anda fokuskan adalah hal-hal yang penting bagi sasaran bisnis spesifik Anda. Di perusahaan saya, PlatformQ Health, kami memilih platform pemasaran perilaku SilverPop untuk memungkinkan kami menanggapi perilaku pelanggan secara real time, memperdalam keterlibatan dan memberikan pengalaman pelanggan yang lebih baik. 4. Video Menurut Survei Strategi Pemasaran Vidyard dan Ascend2's2015, perusahaan berencana untuk melipatgandakan gambar bergerak di tahun 2016. Video, baik yang dilihat di situs web, atau saluran media sosial seperti Facebook, Instagram, dan YouTube, adalah alat pencitraan penting yang membantu pencapaian nyata. mindshare melalui strategi pengisahan cerita yang didorong oleh komunitas saat ini. Pendekatan pendongeng ini bekerja dengan baik untuk kepentingan B2B dan konsumen. Sebenarnya, pemasaran video mulai meledak pada 2016, didukung oleh meningkatnya penggunaan smartphone. Alat seperti Meerkat atau Periskop yang dimiliki Twitter, memungkinkan pemasar untuk dengan mudah menghasilkan live streaming video. Streaming langsung dapat digunakan untuk acara, demo, sesi tanya jawab, dan hal-hal lain yang menarik bagi audiens Anda. Di PlatformQ Health, kami menggunakan video streaming digital untuk memberikan konten medis berkualitas tinggi kepada dokter dan profesional kesehatan lainnya dan memanfaatkan aset video ini untuk pemasaran juga. Dengan peningkatan pesat dalam konsumsi video seluler, konten video perlu dioptimalkan untuk seluler. Saat ini, pengguna melihat video terbanyak dalam format vertikal real-time dan rendah produksi. 5. Personalisasi Kunci untuk sukses menargetkan akhir-akhir ini adalah dengan memastikan konten menyerang chord resonan dengan persona dan preferensi pembeli Anda. 2016 adalah saat yang tepat untuk memastikan profil pembeli sesuai target. Menurut sebuah studi Bizo, sebagian besar pemasar memanfaatkan data untuk mengumpulkan segmen pelanggan mereka. Dengan adanya perubahan teknologi dan penawaran kompetitif yang cepat, persona ini perlu dinilai secara berkala dan dimodifikasi sebagaimana mestinya. Menurut pengalaman saya, mengembangkan alat penjualan yang ditargetkan untuk persona pembeli tertentu selain kontennya ditambah tambahan untuk mempercepat siklus penjualan. Langkah apa yang telah Anda ambil untuk memastikan rencana pemasaran digital Anda siap untuk tahun 2016?

Long Distance Movers and Packers

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As you begin interviewing moving companies, there are a number of points to cover before you retain the services of any one mover. For instance, talk about insurance with each of the moving companies you interview. Each companies has to carry cargo insurance, so there is some coverage, but see if your homeowners insurance will cover movers and packers handling your belongings. If you're hiring long distance movers, they need to have appropriate insurance for crossing state lines. They should also be bonded to cover accidents during the handling of your things during the moving and storage service. If a moving company doesn't deem it necessary to visit your home before issuing moving quotes, choose another mover. Nothing can be as accurate as an in home moving quote. The movers and packers need to see exactly what kind of furniture and accessories you have. When you're discussing your moving and storage needs with the company, it's important to include very specific details. For instance, if the movers get there and realize you have a water bed that must be drained before moving and storage, it will throw their schedule off and create a problem for you and the company. You'll experience the same problem if the movers and packers get to your house and find out that they need a piano mover. Look at your valuables, too, because home movers are trained in the best techniques to preserve breakables and collectibles so that the movers and packers won't break them. Don't let any movers and packers touch your things until you have a signed contract in your hand. If you don't have an agreement in writing, the company is not responsible for it. You should have written moving quotes from the movers, outlining every service they will provide, from moving and packing to moving and storage. You don't want any nasty surprises when it's time to pay your mover, and find out that the moving company charged extra for that vintage sofa. Just remember, no reputable moving company will give you moving quotes without an onsite survey. Local movers will need to see each item of furniture so they can estimate the weight and bulk for the home movers to lift and carry. Long distance movers will need to do the same, and add the fact that moving and storage may cross state lines. While local movers may charge by the hour, long distance movers will charge by the pound. So, it's a good idea before hiring a moving company to clean out anything you don't necessarily want movers and packers to bother with. Have a garage sale before your home movers show up, so that you're not paying a mover to carry something you'll just throw away once you're at your new home. The movers and packers will actually pack your belonging for you, if you purchase the service from the moving company. This kind of door to door service is great, especially if the moving quotes are within your budget.

WRITING ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Saying “Thank You”

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Foreign students often have trouble saying “thank you” in a way that sounds natural and sincere. They often use words or phrases that might sound funny or awkward, or they may simply repeat the words “thank you” over and over again. Therefore, this handout should help you write your Acknowledgements section of your dissertation. According to one source, the Acknowledgements section of a Ph.D. dissertation is the most widely read section. Whether you believe this or not, many individuals who helped you in the process of writing may check to see if, indeed, they have meant something to you. When you write your acknowledgements, write an exhaustive list of all the people you wish to thank for helping or collaborating with you on your thesis; then organize them, beginning with those who helped you with the product (the actual writing of the dissertation itself) the most. You may even want to say some words about the people who helped you in finding the sources for your thesis: the librarian’s knowledge and patience cannot be overestimated. Do not overlook those (perhaps before you came to Georgia Tech) who helped you to gain practical experience. These people may have been paramount in their contribution to what you achieved at Tech. At the end, most writers thank those who lent moral/emotional support. Of course, they are often parents, spouses, friends, and colleagues—all of those who supported your effort. What you need is a great list of vocabulary and phrases that you can use so that your acknowledgements do not sound redundant, boring, or awkward. So here it is. Very strong thanks (save these for the people who helped you the most): I would like to express my deepest appreciation to my committee I’m deeply indebted to I would also like to extend my deepest gratitude to ….. I’m extremely grateful to (Something—my success, the completion of my dissertation) would not have been possible without the support and nurturing of (person). I cannot begin to express my thanks to …., who …. Less strong, but very appreciative: I would like to extend my sincere thanks to …/ I must also thank … I would like to thank… / I also wish to thank… I am also grateful to … / I’d also like to extend my gratitude to …. Many thanks to Special thanks to Created by Jane Chisholm for CETL 8723: Writing for International Graduate Students Thanks also to … Thanks should also go to … I very much appreciate… Especially/Particularly helpful to me during this time were ____, ___, and ___, who … I also had great pleasure of working with …. I cannot leave Georgia Tech without mentioning (person), who. …. Less strong, but certainly adequate I’d like to acknowledge the assistance/help/effort of…. I gratefully acknowledge the assistance/help/effort of … I’d like to recognize the assistance/help/effort that I received from ….. After you thank, say WHY you are thanking them in the following ways: Several people/someone played a decisive role in (doing something for you) Someone provided you with encouragement and patience throughout the duration of this project Someone was instrumental in (doing) something for you… Someone whose help cannot be overestimated…. Someone extended a great amount of assistance… Someone always supported and nurtured you… Someone never let you down… Someone never wavered in their support.. Some adjectives/nouns to describe what these people gave you: valuable advice / invaluable contribution / suggestions / experience invaluable insight into (something) relentless/unrelenting/unparalleled support profound belief in my work/in my abilities useful/practice/helpful contributions practical suggestions helpful advice unwavering support/unwavering guidance constructive criticism/advice ingenious/insightful suggestions knowledge (extensive knowledge, unparalleled knowledge) patience that cannot be underestimated guidance If you have seen other phrases or vocabulary that should be added to this list, please let me know, as I would like to make sure I have the most comprehensive list possible. Created by Jane Chisholm for CETL 8723: Writing for International Graduate Students

ALLAMA IQBAL IN 50 VOLUMES OF THE 'ISLAMIC CULTURE'

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The Quarterly Islamic Culture has been published regularly from Hyderabad Deccan starting from January, 1927. The event speaks of its importance that its back volumes have been nicely reprinted abroad. It was first edited by the famous translator of the Holy Quran in English and author of several valuable articles, late convert Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall (d. 1936) and its second editor has been another famous staunch convert Muhammad Asad. The last 13th article in the first issue of January, 1927 of this journal entitled "The Reform in the Muslim Society" which is the English translation of Prince Saeed Haleem Pasha's (d. 6th Dec., 1921) French article[1] had impressed Al-lama Iqbal considerably and he has referred to his book "Islam lashmiq" (To Islamised) in the sixth lecture on Ijtehad contained in the anthology 'The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Is-lam' in early 1929. He again refers to the impact of this article on him in the spheres of Mercury in Javid Nama which was first published in 1932. Iqbal himself wrote two important articles in this journal. One appeared in issue No. 4 of the year 1928 which is entitled "Khushhal Khan Khattack": the Afghan warrior poet' and another in volume No. 2 of 1929 which is the text of his Presidential address in the Oriental Conference Lahore. During Iqbal's life time, only one article by Professor Dr. Kh. Ghulam Sayyidain appeared in January 1938 issue of this journal. In the synopsis (i.e. introduction) the editor referred to the exalted position of Iqbal as the poet and thinker.[2] He also refers to Iqbal Day celebration carried out in all parts of the Sub-Continent on 9th January, 1938. The article covering 8 pages actually contains introduction and first chapter of his book Iqbal's Educational Philosophy; the manuscript of the book was submitted to the author by him in 1936 and Mama Iqbal wrote the following encouraging letter to this author: Lahore 21st June, 1936. My dear Sayyidain, Thanks for your letter which I received a moment ago. Your summary is excellent and I have got nothing to add. My will, I hope, be published about the end of June and I will send you an advance copy. This collection has a part devoted to . You may not find anything new in it, yet it reaches you in time you may read the portion mentioned above. I suppose you are aware of the Educational implications of Leibnitz's monadism. According to him monad (the mind of man) is a closed window. incapable of absorbing external forces. My view is that the monad is essentially assimilative in its nature. Time is a great blessing.... While it kills and destroys it also expands and brings out the hidden possibilities of things. The possibility of change is the greatest asset of man in this present surroundings. Your sincerely, Muhammad Iqbal P.S. My general health has much improved. The improvement in the voice is slow[3]... On 21st April 1938 Mama Iqbal passed away and the journal published the following obituary; Sir Muhammad Iqbal is dead On the morning of the 21st April this news came as a numbing shock to the Muslim world. Everyone who is acquainted with Iqbal's genius -- be it through his unbelievably beautiful and thought-pregnant poetical works in Persian and Urdu, or through his epoch-making philosophical discourses, in English, on the intellectual and social structure of Islam -- feels the loss of this personality as the greatest blow to Muslim life in India. In mourning him we do not conceive of his death as that of a single man: we realise that something that appears in a nation perhaps once in a century, something that was infinitely precious in, and because of, its uniqueness, has been suddenly taken from our midst. The world of Islam is lie a bleeding body from which a vital limb has been cut away at a time when it was needed most. The glory of Iqbal's name and work will shine for ever; but his active presence, his loving spirit to which his nation, our Muslim nation, has been accustomed to turn for guidance as to a light in the midst of darkness; is no more; and there is darkness in our hearts. Iqbal is dead. May his great soul rest in peace. The news of his death reached us at the moment when the present issue of Islamic Culture was leaving the press. A full appreciation of his personality and his literary record will appear in the July number. A most important writing of this journal is the editor Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall's valuable notes about Allama Iqbal's famous lectures. By that time only six lectures had published and editor's review was published in volume No. 4 of the year 1931. Iqbal's lectures have been widely ac-claimed on the International level but the review of the author of the Islamic Culture still deserves a deeper attention of scholars of Iqbal's Studies: "The Quran is a book which emphasises 'deed' rather than 'idea'. There are, however, men to whom it is not possible organically to assimilate an alien universe by reliving as a vital process, that special type of inner experience on which religious faith ultimately rests. Moreover, the modern man, by developing habits of concrete thought -- habits which Islam itself fostered at least in the earlier stages of its cultural career -- has rendered himself less capable of that experience which he further suspects because of its liability to illusion." Thus Sir Muhammad Iqbal begins his preface to the Six Lectures now before us; and the lectures themsevles are an at-tempt to explain the 'idea' implicit in the 'deed' emphasised by the Quran and to explain the nature of that 'special type of religious experience' in terms acceptable to 'the modern man!' One might plead that the language of the Quran is infinitely clearer, and that the type of mind which can require such explanation might well be regarded as a bewildered and to some extent perverted type of mind, of which the great majority of modern men are happily innocent. But the fact remains that there are minds which can accept no truth seriously which is not couched in the difficult jargon of modern scientific philosophy and that such minds, being those of the technicians, are, in a technical age, regarded as the elite. Sir Muhammad Iqbal has set out to preach Islam to them in their own language, and his perfect mastery of the jargon is in itself sufficient to ensure for him a respectful hearing. We cannot help wondering what the effect of these lectures was upon those who heard them; they are so obviously de-signed to be read, and read most thoughtfully; so full are they of phrases tightly packed with thought, and paragraphs which only yield their meaning to a second reading. They must have dazed and bewildered the audiences which listened to them in Madras, Hyerabad and Aligarh; and that bewilderment has led, no doubt, to a notion, which we have heard expressed, that Sir Muhammad Iqbal has obscured the clear light of Islam. The notion is born of a misunderstanding; it is not the truth. Sir Muhammad Iqbal has, on the contrary, in these lectures, done, perhaps, the greatest service that it is possible for any Muslim to render to Islam today. He has demonstrated to the Pandits of modern thought, in their own language and with a display of learning equal to their own, that Islam is really their religion though they know it not. He has done more than that, for he has brought out certain truths of Islamic teaching which have been misunderstood or neglected by the Muslims themselves. We need give only one in-stance: the real meaning of 'the Last of the Prophets', Muhammad (God bless and keep him') is the last of the Prophets because his message set men on the path of progress by inaugurating the Inductive Method of reasoning, by adjuring men to study nature and collate facts and phenomena; hence there is no further need of that Prophetic guidance which was necessary in the childhood of the human race. This, of course, does not mean that God no longer gives men further guidance, but that man is henceforth in a position to seek that guidance for himself, and it is a part of the Divine Plan that he must do so. The comparative rationality of stories retold for man's instruction in the Qur'an as compared with the same stories told as history in the Bible and Other Sacred Books is so remarkable and has been so seldom noticed that we are particularly grateful to Sir Muhammad Iqbal for calling serious attention to it. For example: "Turning to the legend of the Fall we find it in a variety of forms in the literatures of the ancient world. It is indeed, impossible to demarcate the states of its growth, and to set out clearly the various human motives which must have worked in its slow transformation. But confining ourselves to the Semitic form of the myth, it is highly probable that it arose out of the primitive man's desire to explain to himself the infinite misery of his plight in an uncongenial environment, which abounded in disease and death and obstructed him on all sides in his endeavour to maintain himself. Having no control over the forces of Nature, a pessimistic view of life was perfectly natural to him. Thus, in an old Babylonian inscription, we find the serpent, (phallic symbol) the tree and the woman offering an apple (symbol of virginity) to the man. The meaning of the myth is clear -- the fall of man from a supposed state of bliss was due to the original sexual act of the human pair. The way in which the Quran handles this legend becomes clear when we compare it with the narration of the Book of Genesis. The remarkable points of difference between the Quranic and the Biblical narrations suggest unmistakably the purpose of the Quranic narration. . 1. The Quran omits the serpent and the rib-story altogether. The former omission is obviously meant to free the story from its phallic setting and its original suggestion of a pessimistic view of life. The latter omission is meant to suggest that the purpose of the Quranic narration is not historical, as in the case of the Old Testament, which gives us an account of the origin of the first human pair by way of a prelude to the history of Israel. Indeed, in the verses which deal with the origin of man as a living being the Quran uses the words' Bashir, or Insan', not 'Adam', which it reserves for man in his capacity of God's vicegerent on earth. The purpose of the Quran is further secured by the omission of proper names mentioned in the Biblical narration -- Adam and Eve. The word Adam is retained and used more as a concept than as the name of a concrete human individual. This use of the word is not without authority in the Quran itself. The following verse is clear on the point. "We created you; then fashioned you; then said We to the angels, 'Prostrate yourselves unto Adam'." (7:10) 2. The Quran splits up the legend into two distinct episodes -- the one relating to what it describes simply as 'the tree' and the other relating to the 'tree of eternity' and the 'kingdom that faileth not'. The first episode is mentioned in the 7th and the second in the 20th Sura of the Quran. According to the Quran Adam and his wife, led astray by Satan whose function is to create doubts in the minds of men, tasted the fruit of both the trees, whereas according to the Old Testament man was driven out of the garden of Eden immediately after his first act of disobedience, and God placed, at the eastern side of the garden, angles and a flaming sword, turning on all sides, to keep the way to the tree of life. 3. The Old Testament curses the earth for Adam's act of disobedience; the Quran declares the earth to be the 'dwelling place; of man and a 'source of profit to him for the possession of which he ought to be grateful to God. 'And we have established you on the earth and given you therein the supports of life. How little do ye give thanks!' (7:9). Nor is there any reason to sup-pose that the word 'Jannat' (garden)as used here means the supersensual paradise from which man is supposed to have fallen on this earth. According to the Quran man is not a stranger on this earth. "And we have caused you to grow from the earth", says the Quran. The 'Jannat' mentioned in the legend, cannot mean the eternal abode of the righteous. In the sense of the eternal abode of the righteous, 'Jannat' is described by the Quran to be the place. "wherein the righteous will pass to one another the cup which shall engender no light discourse, no motive to sin". It is further described to be the place "wherein 'no weariness shall reach the righteous, nor forth from it shall they be cast." In the 'Jannat' mentioned in the legend, however, the very first event that took place was man's sin of disobedience followed by his expulsion. In fact, the Quran itself expalins the meaning of the word as used in its own narration. In the second episode of the legend the garden is described as a place "where there is neither hunger, nor thirst, neither heat nor nakedness". I am, therefore, inclined to think that 'Jannat' in the Quranic narration is the conception of a primitive state in which man is practically unrelated to his environment and consequently does not fell the sting of human wants the birth of which alone marks the beginning of human culture. "Thus we see that the Quranic legend of the Fall has nothing to do with the first appearance of man on this planet. Its purpose is rather to indicate man's rise from a primitive state of instinctive appetite to the conscious possession of a free self, capable of doubt and disobedience. The falI does not mean any moral depravity; it is man's transition from simple consciousness to the first flash of self-consciousness, a kind of waking from the dream of nature with a throb of personal causality in one's own being. Nor does the Quran regard the earth has a torture-hall where an elementally wicked humanity is imprisoned for an original act of sin. Man's first act of disobedience was also his first act of free choice; and that is why, according to the Quranic narration, Adam's first transgression was forgiven. Now goodness is not a matter of compulsion; it is the slef's free surrender to the moral ideal and arises out of a willing co-operation of free egos. A being whose movements are wholly determined like a machine cannot produce goodness. Freedom is thus a condition of goodness. But to permit the emergence of a finite ego who has the power to choose, after considering the relative values of several courses of action open to him, is really to take a great risk; for the freedom to choose good involves also the freedom to choose what is the opposite of good. That God has taken this risk shows His immense faith in man; it is for man now to justify this faith. Perhaps such a risk alone makes it possible to test and develop the potentialities of a being who was created of the 'goodliest fabric' and then 'brought down to be the lowest of the low'. As the Quran says: 'And for trial will We test you with evil and with good'. (21:36). Good and evil, therefore, though opposites, must fall within the same whole. There is no such thing as an isolated fact; for facts are systematic wholes the elements of which must be understood by mutual reference. Logical judgment separates the elements of a fact only to their inter-dependence." We are moved to give the reader two other long quotations in illustration of what we have said about the "modern" phraseology and at the same time high worth of these most noteworthy lectures. "Life is a passage through a series of deaths. But there is a system in the continuity of this passage. Its various stages, in spite of the apparently abrupt changes in our evaluation of things are organically related to one another. The life history of the individual is, on the whole, a unity and not a mere series of mutually ill adapted events. The world process, or the movement of the universe in time, is certainly devoid of purpose, if by purpose we mean a foreseen end -- a far off fixed destination to which the whole creation moves. To endow the world process with purpose in this sense is to rob it of its originality and its creative character. Its ends are terminations of a career; they are ends to come and not necessarily premeditated. A time-process cannot be conceived as a line already drawn. It is a line in the drawing, an actualisation of open possibilities. It is purposive only in this sense that it is selective in character, and brings itself to some sort of a present fulfilment by actively preserving and supplementing the past. To my mind nothing is more alien to the Quranic outlook than the idea that the universe is the temporal working out of a preconceived plan. As I have already pointed out, the universe, according to the Quran, is liable to increase. It is a growing universe and not an already completed product which left the hand of its maker ages ago, and is now living stretched in space as a dead mass of matter to which time does nothing, and consequently is nothing. "We are now, I hope in a position to see the meaning of the verse -- "And it is He Who bath ordained the night and the day to succeed one another for those who desire to think on God or desire to be thankful". A critical interpretation of the sequence of time as revealed in ourselves has led us to a notion of the ultimate Reality as pure duration in which thought, life and purpose inter-penetrate to form an organic unity. We cannot conceive this unity except as the unity of a self -- an all-embracing concrete self -- the ultimate source of all individual life and thought. I venture to think that the error of Bergson consists in regarding pure time as prior to self, to which alone pure duration is predicable. Neither pure space nor pure time can hold together the multiplicity of objects and events. It is the appreciative act of an enduring self only which can seize the multiplicity of duration -- broken up into infinity of instants -- and trans-form it to the organic wholeness of a synthesis. To exist in pure duration is to be a self, and to be a self is to be able to say ' I am'. Only that truly exists which can say 'I am'. It is the degree of the intuition of 'I-amness' that determines the place of a thing in the scale of being. We too say 'I am'. But our 'I-amness' is de-pendent and arises out of the distinction between the self and the not-self. The ultimate Self, in the words of Quran, can afford to dispense with all the worlds." And again:‑ "Finite mind regards Nature as a confronting "other" existing per se, which the mind knows but does not make. We are thus apt to regard the act of creation as a specific past event, and the universe appears to us as a manufactured article which has no organic relation to the life of its maker, and of which the maker is nothing more than a mere spectator. All the meaning-less theological controversies about the idea of creation arise from this narrow vision of the finite mind. Thus regarded, the universe is a mere accident in the life of God and might not have been created. The real question which we are called upon to answer is this: Does the universe confront God as His "other", with space intervening between Him and it? The answer is that, from the Divine point of view, there is no creation in the sense of a specific event having a 'before' and an 'after'. The universe cannot be regarded as an independent reality standing in opposition to Him. This view of the matter will reduce both God and the world to two separate entities confronting each other in the empty receptacle of an infinite space. We have seen before that space, time and matter are interpretations which though puts on the free creative energy of God. They are not independent realities existing per se, but only intellectual modes of apprehending the life of God. The question of creation once arose among the disciples of the well known saint Ba Yazid of Bistam. One of the disciples very pointedly put the common sense view saying: "There was a moment of time when God existed and nothing else existed beside Him. "The saint's reply was equally pointed. "It is just the same now" said he, "as it was then". The world of matter, therefore, is not a stuff co-eternal with God, operated upon by Him from a distance as it were. It is, in its real nature, one continuous act which thought breaks up into a plurality of mutually exclusive things." Sir Muhammad Iqbal's book is designed for non-Muslim of a certain mentality and for Muslims who have fallen under the influence of that mentality through scientific education in a foreign medium. It deserves, however, to be studied closely by all who are interested in Islam, or modern philosophy, or both.

Can You Dye Wet Hair -[Experts Analysis]Detailed Information

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Can you dye wet hair? Yes, of course. Now a day’s salons are also using this technique to dye hairs and it is completely normal. For instance, when you visit a salon for highlighting your hairs firstly the color and bleach are removed from your hair and then the hair color is applied directly in the damp hair. So, do you even realize that whole of your highlights is done on wet hair? It is assumed that dyeing your wet hair can lead to damage and make it brittle and hence leads to breakage as they become very fragile. You can choose to dye on dry hair strands. Before answering to can you dye wet hair let’s check what experts suggests Experts suggests going for semi-wet hair as it may have less damaging effect on hairs, and you would get subtle results. You can also go for semi-permanent dye on wet hairs as some of the dye have ammonia-free formulas that firmly gets absorbed on wet hairs. There is no clear evidence that if you dye hair on wet or semi-permanent wet it won’t give damage. So, it’s better to follow the direction of use that is mentioned in the product.

Can You Dye Wet Hair -[Experts Analysis]Detailed Information

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Can you dye wet hair? Yes, of course. Now a day’s salons are also using this technique to dye hairs and it is completely normal. For instance, when you visit a salon for highlighting your hairs firstly the color and bleach are removed from your hair and then the hair color is applied directly in the damp hair. So, do you even realize that whole of your highlights is done on wet hair? It is assumed that dyeing your wet hair can lead to damage and make it brittle and hence leads to breakage as they become very fragile. You can choose to dye on dry hair strands. Before answering to can you dye wet hair let’s check what experts suggests Experts suggests going for semi-wet hair as it may have less damaging effect on hairs, and you would get subtle results. You can also go for semi-permanent dye on wet hairs as some of the dye have ammonia-free formulas that firmly gets absorbed on wet hairs. There is no clear evidence that if you dye hair on wet or semi-permanent wet it won’t give damage. So, it’s better to follow the direction of use that is mentioned in the product.

SOME UNIQUE SIGNS THAT INDICATE IT’S TIME TO REPAIR AC

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Some Unique Signs that Indicate it’s Time to Repair AC Sometimes even if the air conditioner is giving you signs of AC repair, you hardly notice it and when it becomes just inevitable then only you take action. But noticing the problems early in your air conditioner will not help you in keeping the AC in a better state, but also save you a substantial amount of money which you would otherwise waste if your AC unit isn’t being taken care of early. Here in this blog, the AC repair Pembroke Pines has clearly stated few signs that when you notice them should get your system immediately repaired. Warm Air If you notice that your air conditioner is blowing warm air, then this a direct indication that your air conditioner needs a repair. And this usually happens because of either broken air conditioner or refrigerant leak. So when either of these problems pop up, you should immediately call the experts of the AC repair Pembroke Pines and immediately fix the issue before it becomes even worse. Strange Sounds The air conditioner is not subjected to make noise but if it does then this is a signal that it needs immediate repair. There are many types of sounds which your air conditioner could make like grinding, rattling, squealing, buzzing, hissing and once you notice these sounds are coming then it should be immediately fixed. Don’t let your AC make such noises as it will create disturbance. High Humidity Well! Another job of the air conditioner is to make the house humidity-free. But if you notice that the water is stagnating near the windows or you feel that the house is getting affected by high humidity, then it’s a clear sign that the air conditioner needs repair as it is not getting the humidity out of your house.