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GENERAL DISCUSSION / Software Options For Recording:www.mightypraise.com
« on: November 17, 2010, 02:09:13 PM »
Once you get into the recording studio, there are several options for software that you can use in order to get your sound exactly right.   Knowing what your options are for software and finding those that best fit what you need can help you to produce the CD that you want and get your sound waves in the right order.   Following are options that you can use when deciding what the best software is for your recording.   

1.   MIDI.   This is a basic software application that is used for recording needs as well as for sound fonts.   It comes with the sounds and orchestration patches for the recording with a digital audio area that is built into the system.   Because this is lower budgeting, it has some inabilities for editing and for the stereo sounds that you might need.   

2. Adobe Audition.   This is a basic application that can be used for the entire process of recording.   While this specific software option also has some limitations, it is accessible with it's ease of use and can provide accurate results for professional mixing and mastering.

3. Band in a Box.   This is a Macintosh application that is known to work well for beginners or for those who are limited in what is being recorded.   This is because it has the capability of creating immediate tracks once a certain chord or set of chords is entered.   This allows those who have not put together arrangements to use these basic structures before progressing to the next part of the recording.   

4. Cakewalk.   This specific type of software was created for Macintosh, then evolved into a separate application for Windows.   This is known to have the basics for mixing and mastering as well, and carries it's audio options through MIDI.   

5. Fruity Loops.   If you are into DJ tracks, loops and patterns, this is the specific program to use.   While this has some recording capabilities, it works better as a loop mixing area for the musical pieces you are putting together.   

6. Vegas.   This program is similar to Adobe Audition in the way that it pieces together separate tracks as well as the capabilities for mixing and mastering.   The tracks in this program are easy to pre-mix and mix, especially with individual track options and configurations that you can use for the program.   

7. Cubase.   The large benefit of this particular program is the ability to have unlimited numbers of VSTs, or orchestration patches.   It also offers more tracks than the programs such as Cakewalk.   One of the other benefits of this program is the ability to add on other programs in order to make it more conducive to your particular music.   

8. Studio Vision.   This is another Macintosh program and is known to be one of the high end options in software.   It's capabilities include a variety of writing for music and allow you to control every part of your musical pieces.   

9. Reason.   This is another program that is built around finding rhythms, loops and specific tracks.   While it offers a wide range of capabilities in placing together pieces of music, it has become more popular among Djs and those who are looking for defined back beats.   

10. Pro Tools.   This particular choice is one that is known among most professionals as the best software out there.   It contains a wide variety of VST options as well as the ability to completely control and manipulate the music that is being worked on.   If you move into Pro Tools, you can expect to go through a longer learning curve as there are a wider variety of details and choices for recording.   

It can be seen that each of these options carries choices in terms of how much you control the music you are making, strengths and weaknesses, sound options and tools that work the best.   By knowing the applications, you can easily begin to use the software in a way that best fits your production.   

www. mightypraise. com

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Caring for a diamond takes more than  occasional cleanings.  Diamonds are forever,  but they can be damaged if you are not  careful.  By learning how to properly care for  your diamond, you will ensure that your  diamond is indeed forever.

First, you should take your diamond jewelry  to a jeweler once a year.  Have him check the  mountings and prongs that hold your  diamond in place.  Have him make any  needed repairs.  This will prevent your  diamond from falling out of its setting and  becoming lost.

Diamond jewelry that is not being worn, or  diamonds that are loose should be stored in  a fabric lined jewel case, or in a jewelry box  where it can be kept separate from other  jewelry.  Each piece should have its own  compartment.  This will keep diamonds from  becoming scratched, and it will also keep  your diamond from scratching other jewelry  as well.

Remove your diamond jewelry when doing  physical work.  Diamonds can be chipped  and scratched easily.  Also avoid allowing  your diamond to come into contact with  bleach or other household cleansers ? this  can damage or change the color of the  settings and mountings, and it may even  irreversibly change the color of the  diamond!

www. whitediamondsperfume. com

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eBay is a great place to find almost any item that  you can imagine.  Jewelry wholesale auctions are  quite common on eBay, and in many cases, you  cannot beat the deals that are offered here.   However, there are also many con artists that  operate through eBay, and you have to use caution.

Start by reading all of the fine details about the  jewelry wholesale lots that you are purchasing.  If  you still have questions, send those questions to  the seller through eBay's website.  Make sure that  you keep all of your contact with the seller through  the website so that there is documentation.

Check out the person or company that is offering  the jewelry wholesale.  Look at their ratings and their  feedback.  Has there been any negative feedback?  If so, you may want to reconsider your options and  look into other auctions.  If the feedback is all  positive, and the seller's rating is high, doing  business with them should not be a problem.

Make sure that you are clear about shipment costs  and the shipment time frame, as well as the  payment options offered.  Usually, the buyer is  responsible for the shipment costs, and this is  added to the total and paid before the item ships.   In the case of high ticket items, insurance may  be required on the item as well.  The seller seldom  pays the shipping costs. 

If the jewelry wholesale is a high ticket item, such  as jewelry that is bought in bulk or rare pieces of  expensive jewelry, you should strongly consider  using the escrow service that is recommended by  eBay.  If the seller recommends any escrow service  other than the one that eBay recommends, you  might not want to do business with this seller ? it  could be a scam. 

Beware of sniper's on eBay! Sniping is against the  rules at eBay, but a large group of people do it  anyway.  Sniping is automatic bidding, which is not  against the rules, but the software or service is  instructed to place the highest bid in the last  possible minute of the auction ? leaving no time for  anyone else to place a higher bid.  Again, this is  against eBay's rules.

Instead of sniping, place your first bid at the  maximum amount that you are willing to pay for  the jewelry wholesale lot.  Each time the bid is  raised, your bid will automatically be raised ? until  your limit is reached.  This is not sniping, and it is  a perfectly legal way to bid on auctions at eBay.

www. whitediamondsperfume. com

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GENERAL DISCUSSION / Cooking And Eating Light
« on: November 11, 2010, 10:22:51 PM »
Cooking And Eating Light

With the humongous servings that restaurants serve these days, Americans have grown used to eating large amounts of food every day.  This is good if the food that they eat is nutritious and lesser in calories.  Unfortunately, this is not the case.  That is why, it is important that when you do eat at home, you eat healthy and light as much as you can to counteract the calorie intake that you have gotten.  This starts with the cooking light.

Cooking light does not only depend on the ingredients but also the oil that you use.  In fact, the oil can change the caloric and fat content of the dish.  You see, even if all your ingredients are healthy, for instance, vegetables; but if you use oil that is based on animal fat, you will still have a not so healthy dish.

Here are some ways to ensure that you cook light and healthy for your home.

1.  Use vegetable-based oil

This is the most important rule.  Use oil that is vegetable based to ensure that what you are cooking your food with do not have much fats and calories in them.  The most popular of these are the corn oil and the palm oil.  These oils are made up of what is called the good cholesterol.  This kind actually help in the functioning of the heart and balances out the bad cholesterol that we get from meats and animal fats.

2.  No added chemicals As much as you can, do not put any other chemicals or flavoring into your food that are not natural.  It adds to the unhealthiness of the dish that you are serving.  Powder flavoring may help enhance the taste in the dish that you are cooking but it can also cause liver and kidney problems because of its high salt content.  Another thing to avoid is to use deep fried mixes and batter to your food as this only add to the caloric content of the food but none to the nutritional content.

3.  Lessen the meat Make it a habit to cook vegetables and seafood at home.  Make meat a once or twice a day fare in your home.  This way, you and your kids will be getting the protein needs that your bodies have but lesser of the fats and cholesterol that meats give.  If you do have to eat meat, choose those that are lesser in cholesterol.  White meat such as chicken and turkey are considered healthier than red meats like pork and beef.  And between these two, pork is better as you can easily remove the fats and not eat it unlike with beef, where fats are distributed on the meat.

4.  Cooking for less One way to eat light is to psych yourself to also cook light, not only in caloric and fat content but also in the number of servings.  This is especially true if you are cooking for dinner.  Cook less rice and more of the dishes.  Do this gradually though.  Drastic change in food intake can cause health problems.  This is also not recommended if there are young children.  With young children, it is important that you provide them with all the food that they need for growing up.  This does not mean though that they should overeat but neither should you put them on a diet unless said so by a doctor.
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GENERAL DISCUSSION / 30 Minute Meals
« on: November 11, 2010, 10:18:25 PM »


I would love to say that I have the time to whip up amazing meals each night.  There are a few problems with that thought.  For one, I am not the best cook in the world, and secondly, I just don't have a lot of time.  I remember my grandmother would spend most of her day in the kitchen, and that was something that she seemed to enjoy.  For me, however, it is just not possible.  Instead, I look for great and interesting meal ideas that I can make fast.  That means that the 30 minute meals you can find are some of the best options for me.

I was never sure how I felt about Rachel Ray, but I love her 30 minute meals.  Not only are they pretty easy, they are also meals that is not the ordinary fare that I give my family all of the time.  We get stuck in a rut sometimes with the same meals over and over, and that is mostly because they are tried and true favorites.  The meals in 30 minutes are great, and they don't have to be extremely complicated to keep everyone happy with our menu. Check it out here www. hungergone. com

Many of the 30 minute meals are so easy that someone like me can do them.  I have make many mistakes in the kitchen, and I think it has to do with my short attention span.  Finding great meals to make in 30 minutes is just about right, and is something I can concentrate on.  These are not your average meals either, so it does require some extra shopping.  However, if you can plan your 30 minute meals ahead of time (a week or two ahead) you can get all of your shopping done without worrying about being out of or missing something essential.

You can watch Rachel to get your 30 minute meals, or you can find listings online if you want to plan ahead.  You can also find meals in 30 minutes by buying one of her cookbooks.  Because she is so popular right now, you can find her books almost anywhere that sells cookbooks, or you can find them easily enough if you do a search online.  After a while, you may even be able to come up with some of your own meals that you can make in a half an hour or less.  You"ll learn a lot about food and cooking by following along and figuring out how to put things together in a pleasing and fast way.
www. hungergone. com

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REAL ESTATES / Building For Sale!
« on: September 12, 2010, 03:06:57 PM »
Hello my Dear Friend! Happy Sunday to you.

Please i am poised to share with you this great opportunity that is available now, because  I know that you can benefited from it financially and materially.  Please there is shopping complex at Ogba Agege, This building is for sale and it goes for just N27,000,000.  Twenty Seven Million Nair a.  It has Complete documents a building should have.  The owner is well known to me, any interested buyer should please contact me buy this number.  07028531853or send email and name to:sijubabe@gmail. com
Regard,
Pastor.

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BANK AND FINANCE / Quick Guide to Bankruptcy Advice
« on: September 04, 2010, 09:07:53 PM »

When you claim bankruptcy, all of your assets can be used to pay back some of the debts owed to your creditors.  These assets include your possessions, home, income and more.  Once this has been done, you will have to agree to certain restrictions and there will be an investigation of your financial affairs.  Because of this, bankruptcy really should be a last resort when you find yourself in financial trouble.  Here is a quick guide to answer your questions about bankruptcy.
Seek Advice
There are plenty of free online resources and guides to help you get the advice you need.  You may also consider joining finance forums and chat to people who are in similar situations.  You may find some options other than bankruptcy out there that will suit your needs, so doing a bit of research is the best first step.
How to Apply
Once you have decided that bankruptcy is the best choice for you, you will need to apply with the court.  Anyone can apply for bankruptcy, including individuals, sole traders and members of a partnership.  You will need to make yourself bankrupt by petitioning the court.  Not all courts deal with bankruptcy cases, so make sure you find one that does.  The other way to go bankrupt is if your creditors have petitioned the court on your behalf and the court has then issued a bankruptcy order against you.
Managing Bankruptcy
Once your bankruptcy has gone through, your case will be overseen by a "trustee. " This person is responsible for handling and managing your assets of value to be used for repaying the creditors.  The trustee is either an insolvency practitioner (an authorised debt spe...t) or an Official Receiver (an officer of the bankruptcy court).
Your Responsibilities
With bankruptcy comes certain responsibilities and restrictions on your behalf.  These include co-operating fully with your trustee, handing over bank and credit card details and not making payments to your creditors (known as the non-payment rule).  The non-payment rule does not include items not listed in the bankruptcy order.
How Bankruptcy Will Affect You
In certain industries you may lose your job if you have gone bankrupt.  You will also lose assets of value and might lose the financial interest in your house.  If you have any spare income, that will usually go towards paying off your debt.  You also won't have the ability to get credit and your bank will freeze any accounts you hold without letting you open new ones.
How Long Bankruptcy Lasts
Most bankruptcy cases last around 12 months.  After that time you will be discharged from your bankruptcy debts.  Sometimes the bankruptcy will be completed sooner if the trustee has finished their work on the bankruptcy case as long as the creditors don't object.  The case can also be delayed in the event that you do not co-operate with your trustee.
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FAMILY and Home / Understanding Debt Consolidation in 2010
« on: September 03, 2010, 09:38:02 PM »


The word on the street is that the Federal government of the United States of America has enacted today a new set of credit card laws.  While this is very important to understand it is also just as important to understand that debt consolidation in 2010 is on the rise and is a very popular form of debt alleviation.  There are literally thousands of taxpaying and hard-working citizens in the United States of America that enlist the resources that are found with a debt review firm each and every week.  What is currently happening is that the entire landscape of the American economy is slowly being altered and it is from the work and the patience and understanding of these debt consolidation firms that is mostly responsible for this turning around of both economic and emotional mindsets in America.

Altering Realities

The ability to alter your reality in the form of decreasing debt and increasing income and savings is something that should be on everyones mind these days.  One of the best ways to learn about debt review firms is to do what you are doing right at this very moment and keep reading these reviews my friends.  The world can definitely be your oyster but only if you open up and accept the help that is being presented to you today.  That help happens to be in the form of a debt consolidation review and you can learn so much about this wonderful activity that is freeing up millions of individuals and families each and every year in this North American country by just returning back to this site and getting your reading on!

Be Careful Charlatans Alert

If you want to learn more about debt consolidation especially in this transitional period of 2010 then keep on researching by all means.  There is no better way to learn for yourself what benefit and value a debt relief program can be for you than to search and locate the information all by your lonesome.  There are many ways to locate this information and just by doing a Google search this is one of the best ways possible.  We want to leave you with a bit of greatly-needed information that will serve a nice purpose for you today as well as tomorrow and forever hopefully.  Please be careful out there as there are really many charlatans out there that only want to get their hand in your pocket or pocket book and keep it there.

Debt Consolidation Resources

Ron Spann is the content coordinator for leading finance related websites that offer debt consolidation advice and guidance.  Find out what to look for when applying to a debt consolidation loans service.  There are a lot of things to consider before you finally choose the right debt solution to meet your needs.  Be very careful in choosing the right debt counseling service.  Debt counseling will not wipe out your debts instantly but it will assist you in re-establishing your financial reputation.  Do not trust companies that advertise Credit Repair instead of Counseling and promises instant deletion of your debts.
www. ezinearticles. com
Debt Consolidation - Eliminate Half of Your Credit Card Debt Through Debt Negotiation
Most of the Americans these days are facing severe difficulties due to their huge pool of credit cards debts.  They brought upon themselves huge loans keeping in view the boom of economy.  They were not aware of the future circumstances of economy.  In order to fulfill their needs of luxurious lives they used their credit cards frequently.  Moreover, every other person had more than one credit card.  These cards were considered status symbol.  Having handsome jobs and successful side businesses; people were able to pay their credit card debts at the beginning of every month.  In this way they remained a balance between their earnings and expenses.  But as soon as the recent recession hit the country, it made financial lives of people unstable.  Their expenses exceeded their earnings; it turned their financial stability up side down.  Now is the time that all such people are helplessly watching their financial life falling with every passing day.

Keeping in view condition of most of the people around the country, government is now taking steps to bring people out of their pool of debts.  U. S government has introduced many debt relief programs in market to give ease to the borrowers.  If a person has debt over $10,000 or more than this amount, he must make use of the government plan of debt relief which is called "debt settlement".  In this method a person negotiates with his lenders on his own or hires a debt settlement company for negotiations.  It is suggested to hire a company for negotiations.  It is due to the fact that experts of these companies know very well about all the financial tactics.  Moreover, these experts are very good at communication skills; which enables them to convince the lenders on their terms and conditions.  Basic purpose of this method is to get a reduction of almost 50 to 70% on the total outstanding amount.  In addition to this; longer time period to pay the rest of the amount is granted for the ease of the debtor.

One thing should be made sure that debt settlement company which you hire must be authentic one.  It is the only way to get maximum benefits from this debt relief program.

Debt settlement is a legitimate alternative to filing for bankruptcy.  Most people are able to eliminate at least 50% of their unsecured debt when the process is complete.  There are also other debt relief options available which is why it would be wise to speak with a debt relief spe...t.  Check out the following link for a free debt consultation:
www. ezinearticles. com
The word on the street is that the Federal government of the United States of America has enacted today a new set of credit card laws.  While this is very important to understand it is also just as important to understand that debt consolidation in 2010 is on the rise and is a very popular form of debt alleviation.  There are literally thousands of taxpaying and hard-working citizens in the United States of America that enlist the resources that are found with a debt review firm each and every week.  What is currently happening is that the entire landscape of the American economy is slowly being altered and it is from the work and the patience and understanding of these debt consolidation firms that is mostly responsible for this turning around of both economic and emotional mindsets in America.

Altering Realities

The ability to alter your reality in the form of decreasing debt and increasing income and savings is something that should be on everyones mind these days.  One of the best ways to learn about debt review firms is to do what you are doing right at this very moment and keep reading these reviews my friends.  The world can definitely be your oyster but only if you open up and accept the help that is being presented to you today.  That help happens to be in the form of a debt consolidation review and you can learn so much about this wonderful activity that is freeing up millions of individuals and families each and every year in this North American country by just returning back to this site and getting your reading on!

Be Careful Charlatans Alert

If you want to learn more about debt consolidation especially in this transitional period of 2010 then keep on researching by all means.  There is no better way to learn for yourself what benefit and value a debt relief program can be for you than to search and locate the information all by your lonesome.  There are many ways to locate this information and just by doing a Google search this is one of the best ways possible.  We want to leave you with a bit of greatly-needed information that will serve a nice purpose for you today as well as tomorrow and forever hopefully.  Please be careful out there as there are really many charlatans out there that only want to get their hand in your pocket or pocket book and keep it there.

Debt Consolidation Resources

Ron Spann is the content coordinator for leading finance related websites that offer debt consolidation advice and guidance.  Find out what to look for when applying to a debt consolidation loans service.  There are a lot of things to consider before you finally choose the right debt solution to meet your needs.  Be very careful in choosing the right debt counseling service.  Debt counseling will not wipe out your debts instantly but it will assist you in re-establishing your financial reputation.  Do not trust companies that advertise Credit Repair instead of Counseling and promises instant deletion of your debts.
www. ezinearticles. com
Debt Consolidation - Eliminate Half of Your Credit Card Debt Through Debt Negotiation
Most of the Americans these days are facing severe difficulties due to their huge pool of credit cards debts.  They brought upon themselves huge loans keeping in view the boom of economy.  They were not aware of the future circumstances of economy.  In order to fulfill their needs of luxurious lives they used their credit cards frequently.  Moreover, every other person had more than one credit card.  These cards were considered status symbol.  Having handsome jobs and successful side businesses; people were able to pay their credit card debts at the beginning of every month.  In this way they remained a balance between their earnings and expenses.  But as soon as the recent recession hit the country, it made financial lives of people unstable.  Their expenses exceeded their earnings; it turned their financial stability up side down.  Now is the time that all such people are helplessly watching their financial life falling with every passing day.

Keeping in view condition of most of the people around the country, government is now taking steps to bring people out of their pool of debts.  U. S government has introduced many debt relief programs in market to give ease to the borrowers.  If a person has debt over $10,000 or more than this amount, he must make use of the government plan of debt relief which is called "debt settlement".  In this method a person negotiates with his lenders on his own or hires a debt settlement company for negotiations.  It is suggested to hire a company for negotiations.  It is due to the fact that experts of these companies know very well about all the financial tactics.  Moreover, these experts are very good at communication skills; which enables them to convince the lenders on their terms and conditions.  Basic purpose of this method is to get a reduction of almost 50 to 70% on the total outstanding amount.  In addition to this; longer time period to pay the rest of the amount is granted for the ease of the debtor.

One thing should be made sure that debt settlement company which you hire must be authentic one.  It is the only way to get maximum benefits from this debt relief program.

Debt settlement is a legitimate alternative to filing for bankruptcy.  Most people are able to eliminate at least 50% of their unsecured debt when the process is complete.  There are also other debt relief options available which is why it would be wise to speak with a debt relief spe...t.  Check out the following link for a free debt consultation:
hxxp: www. squidoo. com/estudent-loans-consolidation#

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CELEBRITIES and ENTERTAINMENTS / Lighting Tips For Feature Films
« on: August 31, 2010, 06:23:27 PM »


While the budget of a major movie director would certainly be nice to work with it is necessary to start looking at things from a very different angle at times.   If you have a limited budget, you are working against many of the ideas that tend to circulate about the need for highly advanced equipment.   However at the same time, there are ways you can get professional or near professional results for a fraction of the cost of professional equipment and lighting is one of the best places you can save money.

It is extremely important to understand that proper professional lights can easily cost between $200 to as much as $1,000 for each light.   This is a price range that most people simply cannot afford for a hobby, much less is it possible to afford this while still ensuring that not all of the other areas of your budget suffer.   One of the best things that you can do is look for comparable lighting that will provide very similar results for only a fraction of the price.   One of the best examples is a light tree, and the use of halogen lights.

These lights can frequently be purchased for less than $40 each and when combined with a $20 light tree you can easily create a comparable light source.   Each halogen light can typically produce 500 watts of light, which would require the use of two halogen lights to create the 1,000 watts of power that each key light will typically offer.   This can free up your budget substantially for other areas.   One important consideration though is exactly what you are trying to light up.

If you are just trying to light up people in natural daylight the usage of additional lighting will be minimum.   If you are trying to light up a room that is completely dark, you are going to have more trouble.   The benefit with this is that you are able to adjust the light to your specific needs without a great amount of difficulty, however it is critical that you take the time to carefully study different lighting options both behind and in front of the camera to decide what lighting source you like the absolute best.

If you discover that the usage of 500-watt halogen lights is too strong for the scene you are filming it is quite easy to decreasing the lighting.   Either you can angle the lights to focus on a different area, or alternatively you could look at even changing the bulbs in the lamps to a lower wattage.   Either method will typically suffice, but it is important to ensure if you angel the lights a different direction you are not creating unwanted shadows.   Many filmmakers who are just starting to make feature films find that they have problems with unwanted shadows, which are a result of poorly aimed lights.   Continuously watching the footage that you are shooting and making periodic checks can help you to combat this problem.

If you find that you really need a bounce card to properly light up your scenes, you have a couple of ideas that are both reasonable.   You can either choose to purchase a premade professional quality bounce card, or you can go to your local fabric or craft store and purchase a large piece of white styrophome which can be used quite easily and for a very inexpensive price.   As you can see, getting professional quality lights does not have to cost a fortune.   While you may want to start saving money to buy the professional equipment it is best to try to handle working the price into your budget slowly and using different pieces of equipment until it is an affordable option.   

Quality does not have to be sacrificed in the pursuit of affordability though.   Many filmmakers have worked with budgets that were less than stellar.   Simply getting out and making films will take some practice but the experience that you gain using alternative equipment can help you to grow as a filmmaker, which will be very helpful in your experience as you grow in the future.

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CELEBRITIES and ENTERTAINMENTS / Hollywood Stars
« on: August 31, 2010, 06:20:14 PM »


I would like someone to explain to me the obsession that Americans seem to have with Hollywood stars.  There is something amazing to me about what goes on in the minds of some people.  It's a sad state of affairs when the news pages are filled with news about Hollywood stars and the real news seems to be an afterthought.  Where are our priorities? Why are we so obsessed with the private lives of those we pay to entertain us? Are we so bored with our own lives that we must peek into the lives of others, or perhaps is it that we want to see the rich and privileged get knocked down a peg or two?

Though people have always been interested in the lives of Hollywood stars, it was never like it is now.  There are photographers who make a living following these poor people around hoping to get a unique shot of them doing something they shouldn't be doing.  So many people seem to forget that Hollywood stars are just regular people with a really great job.  Other than that, they are human and they deserve to be treated as such.  You pay to see them in the movie, but you are not entitled to see them on a private vacation.  Give them the same space you want others to give you. 

Imagine this if you will.  You are on a vacation after working hard all year.  You are with your family, and you want nothing more than to spend some relaxing time together.  Sounds heavenly right? Then imagine that there are men you don't know camped out in the bushes outside of your room.  Every single time you emerge from your room they start snapping pictures of you and your family.  If you don't come out, they will try to snap pictures through an open window.  That doesn't sound like much fun does it? This is what a lot of Hollywood stars have to put up with when they do anything.  Yes, there is a price for fame, but I think we have lost our collective minds.

I guess when you see enough of a Hollywood star you start to feel like you know them.  That's a normal reaction.  Even though you really don't know them, they are a familiar presence.  That might lead to curiosity about the Hollywood stars and their lives.  However, there is a point where it goes to far.  They do interviews and they make appearances and let you know what they want to share.  Who are we to dig deeper? Though I don't like some of the Hollywood stars that are shoved down my throat I still don't think they deserve most of what they get.  Let them be.  They are really just people, I promise.  There is nothing extra special there besides just being human.


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CELEBRITIES and ENTERTAINMENTS / Writing For Television
« on: August 31, 2010, 06:16:27 PM »


People think that writing for television and film is the same but on the contrary both the industries are different.  The main elements of the television industry are networks, studios and production companies.  Writers are basically hired by a studio to write for a particular network or channel.  They even have the rights to sell the material elsewhere.  This material is then used by the production companies to bring the script into action. 

The writers face two kinds of deals, a development deal and overall deal.  Development deal requires the writer to write for only a single project.  Only a single story is being developed for which the writer gets paid from $30,000 - $50,000.  Overall deal requires the writer to write on a long term basis and the income is more than development deal.   After the initial filtering, about 4-10 writers are selected and they are placed in hierarchy.  Showrunner is at the top and is the program creator.  They are the ones which have maximum experience in writing and receive an Executive Producer status and earn up to a million.  Later in the hierarchy of writing team are co-executive producers, supervising producer, producer, co-producer, and executive story editor and at the end is the staff writer, also known as baby writers as they are the starters.   

Aspirant writers should start by joining classes which are taught by experienced TV writers.  The classes help to get the basics right and the same time helps increase the friend circle, which will be of help at some point of time.  Beginners can get a break by hiring an agent which has contacts as most of the shows don't hire baby writers and it would take about three years to get the break.  But at this level originality of work is what matters.  Original material relating to screenplays or even a sketch material will be of good help.  One can also work on spec.  Specs are trailers which give the outline of the story.  This shows the grasping power of the writer.  Plays should be carefully chosen when writing a Spec.  Do not choose a series just because it is hot or is based on fiction.  While choosing a play the writer should keep in mind what he finds interesting and what he wants to work on in future.  After preparing the spec, send it to the showrunner of the same show, because the showrunner will be under the assumption that no one knows his show better than himself.   It is advised to send the spec to showrunner of a similar show.  Specs reflect the writing ability, the grasping ability, the scene structure sense, story narration style of the writer. 

With these entire qualities one can land up as a writer's assistant and if a showrunner hires the starter, it would be a good boost to him.  An assistant can also witness the actual proceedings of the show and the basics get brushed up . One must never quit writing.  Even if a writer doesn't get anywhere for a short period of time at least he will improve his writing skills which will be of great use in the long run.  The writer should meet the deadlines when on job.  Sometimes the deadlines can be short too.  So constant writing can train in that aspect too.

The writers have the greatest power.  He can play with the mind of the viewer.  He is responsible for the shaping of dreams of millions of viewers and all this can be achieved by constant practice.


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INTERNET / Blogging Traffic - Give And Take
« on: August 31, 2010, 06:10:59 PM »

Blogging traffic is a give and take relationship.  Sometimes one of the best ways to get traffic to your blog is by visiting someone else 's blog.

 Go to their blog and read one of their entries, or read a few of them.  Chances are that you are going to find something that you have in common.

When you find something that you find truly interesting on a blog, leave a comment so that they know that you were there.

One of the best known blogs available is LiveJournal.  A great feature of LiveJournal is that you can search for interests on their site and it will come up with results of those who have that interest.

Are you interested in horseback riding You can see what other bloggers are interested in horseback riding as well.

When you are commenting on someone's post, you want to make sure that you don't leave generic comment.  If you like the post, say something about what you read in the post.

After you have commented on the person's post, then you can say something like, "I really like horseback riding too.  I had a similar experience to yours. " and then use it to link back to your journal.

But be sure that you sound sincere when you are commenting, and don't make them feel like you"re just fishing for traffic.

If someone thinks that you are using their blog to get more traffic to yours, they won't visit your site and your efforts will be wasted.


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INTERNET / How To Profit From A Blog
« on: August 31, 2010, 05:40:42 PM »

Blogs can be for profit or non-profit but most bloggers blog for the purpose of making money.  There may be some contents published to simply provide an outlet for voicing out the bloggers" opinions and share their thoughts.  However, the general population of bloggers has the intention of profiting financially.  Fortunately, there are several methods of profiting from a blog and applying these methods can help you gain money.

The Advertisements

Selling space for advertisers is one of the most common ways to profit from a blog.  Since blogs that have a considerable amount of traffic can make income with ad sales, make sure that you have a target audience.  The reason why bloggers choose to sell advertising is that it is a passive form of income once the traffic has progressed.  Although it takes work to look for advertisers and maintain the ads on the blog, those who can achieve it can gain reasonable amount of money with the ads.

Compared to other forms of profiting from a blog, selling advertisement space can be one of the most consistent revenue streams.  If you are able to maintain your ad slots filled, you should have a very good idea of just how much you can make every month.

On the negative side, selling ads requires you to have some kind of established traffic.  Traffic is important because it draws interest from potential advertisers.  You might find it hard to sell an ad space without traffic and it will most likely not produce much revenue.  Additionally, the blog must have a target audience in order to achieve the maximum amount of cash for advertisement space.  Remember that advertisers are more likely to pay if your target audience is a match to theirs.

Affiliate programs are also a major resource of profits for several bloggers.  Affiliate programs are excellent in a sense that they enable you to have the opportunity to make money even if your blog has a small audience.  However, one bad side to affiliate programs is that there can be instances where you cannot make any money at all.

Newly created blogs feature affiliate ads most of the time compared to selling space directly to advertisers.  Since selling ads is hard to do without much traffic, affiliate programs are perfect for new blogs.  More so, they can be easily maintained and only take very little time.

Promoting and Premium Content

Bloggers who are service providers at the same time have an excellent opportunity to look for clients and increase their rates.  Maintaining a blog that focuses on your area of expertise can help you easily become a recognized authority in your field.  Additionally, it can aid potential clients to find you.  You can also benefit from the increase in demand of your services and improved reputation that you build, which enable you to charge more for your services.

Aside from promoting your services, selling premium contents are also excellent ways to profit from a blog.  Blogs are a massive source of information and remember that not everything has to be free.  There are bloggers and business that attained success by selling some of their work.  There are blogs that sell memberships on their Web sites.  Although selling premium content is possible in any field, you must have the capability to give something to the reader that is worth paying for.

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INTERNET / Learning About Blogging And Blog Marketing
« on: August 31, 2010, 05:38:16 PM »


Blogs, which are also known as web logs are all the rage right now online.  Everyone has a blog, and everyone is making money by blogging.  The question is how are they doing it? What is so special about a blog that you can make money by posting on it? First you should know that a blog is a little bit like an online journal.  You can make posts in it about anything that you want to, and then publish it for the whole world to read.  If you have never blogged before, it is a good idea to do so just for fun in the beginning, so that you can get a feel of what it is about.

Once you have become familiar with the blogging platform, and kind of get the jest of it, you will be ready to try and make some money at blogging.  However, for a beginner blog marketer, you want to take it slow and one step at a time.  You will need to do things in order and that will help keep you from getting overwhelmed with it all.

The first thing that you want to do is find a niche to blog about.  This can be anything that you know, want to know, or want to learn.  Become an expert in that field.  The more you know, the better.  The niche can be anything that you want it to be.  It can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be.  Think about something that you know and love, something that you want to learn all about.  You will come up with a niche that will be perfect before you know it.

Now that you know what your blog will be all about, you are ready to get down to business.  First of all you want to decide how often you will update your blog.  Will it be daily? Every other day? Maybe even weekly? Whichever you choose, stick with it and make sure that you hardly ever miss an update.  Once you get readers to your blog you want them to know that you will update it as often as you say.  They need to know how often to check and visit your blog for new information.  If you post like you say you will, you will end up with a large reader base that will follow you anywhere.

So now that you have a niche, and have decided how often your blog will be updated, it is time to get down to some marketing.  To begin with, you need to get back links.  Back links are important and they mean that someone is linking to you.  There are a few ways that you can get these much needed links.  You can look around on the internet and find some sites that are relevant to your niche and request a link, or your can post comments on other blogs that are relevant and leave a link behind with your comment.  Either way, they both work and they both count as links that you need to your blog.

Are you trying to sell things from your blog? If so you are going to find that promoting products in your blog is a great marketing technique that you can use as well.  People do it everyday and make lots of money from it.  Whether it is affiliate links, or your own products and services that you are promoting, you are going to find that blog  marketing is one of the best ways to get the word out and let people know that you are in business.  Marketing from your blog has never been easier.

With all of the great tools that are out there  now for blog marketing, it is really hard to have a blog fail when you use them.  Make sure that you ping your blog every time it is updated, and work on those links as they will make a huge difference. 


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BUSINESS and ECONOMY / 15 Easy Steps To Starting Your Small Business
« on: August 31, 2010, 10:07:13 AM »


Yeah, sure it's easy, and of course, that title is a little tongue in cheek.  It takes a lot of hard work to get a business off the ground.  But, it's worth every hour I've spent getting to where I am now.  +When I decided to start my communication and image consulting business, I tried hard to find a good startup guide.  I couldn't find any that had all the steps.  So, I decided to write one.  So far, it's mostly just the bare-bones outline (which is long enough as it is) you see in this article. + I'll be adding to it every week or two, and writing more detailed articles on all the steps, so try to stop by and check it out from time to time.  Let me know how I'm doing.  Shoot off an email to me if I've forgotten something or you have questions.  ++Before you spend so much as a dollar, talk to a few experts.   Go to the library or get on the internet and research, research, research.   Take a little time to make sure entrepreneurship is right for you.   ++Make a pro and con list of business ownership, and evaluate yourself honestly.   How many characteristics do you have in common with successful entrepreneurs?  Is your financial position strong enough?  Do you have the necessary technical and management skills?  ++You"re not going to be the perfect entrepreneur.   Nobody is.   But in order to make yourself the best entrepreneur you can be, consider ways to compensate for any weaknesses you might have.   ++I'm from Canada, so the government agencies I've mentioned in this guide are Canadian, but really, it can be used by anyone.  All you have to do, if you"re from somewhere other than Canada, is find out where you need to find some of the things I"ll talk about.  Some of the steps might be slightly different, and you may not have to worry about things like GST for example, but I'm sure you"ll find this discussion helpful all the same. ++These steps to starting a business are in reasonably good order, but you might find yourself varying from it under your particular circumstances.  That really isn't a big deal, as long as you get most of it done.  There are some steps you"ll be able to skip as well, but please don't skip any of the "big ones", which I'm sure you"ll pretty much figure out from taking a look at the list.  +++So, assuming you've done your evaluation and you still want to start a business, take a deep breath, and let's get started. ++1.  Conduct a feasibility study of your business.   Describe your typical customer, your product and your competitors.   Who will your suppliers be?  What will you charge for your product?  How will you market your product?  These are just a few of the questions you need to answer. ++2.  Write a complete business plan for your company, using the information you gathered from your feasibility study.   This vitally important, often overlooked step needs to include a description of your company, its goals, competitors, market, financial information, and of course, how you intend to meet your goals.   ++3.  Get your financing in place.   There are many ways to finance your business, from your own savings to personal credit cards to bank loans.   If you need credit, know your business plan from front to back and maybe even sideways.   ++4.  Decide what kind of structure your company will have.   From a legal standpoint, there are three basic choices, sole proprietorship, partnership and incorporation, each with advantages and disadvantages.   ++5.  Choose a name for your company and check on name availability.  Naming your company is highly individual, but it's the first thing associated with your business, so choose your name carefully.   You"ll need to do a NUANS (Newly Upgraded Automated Name Search) report, which checks your name choices for uniqueness against a database of other business names.   A reserved name is valid for 90 days. ++6.  Decide whether you want to register federally or provincially and register your company.   If you register federally, you"ll also have to register provincially, which almost doubles the cost.  You don't have to have a lawyer process them for you, but it might be a good idea to at least consult with one.   You can get the forms from your local government office, have them faxed to you or download them.   You can fax or email printed copies, or complete the forms online++7.  Contact Canada Revenue Agency Business Window for your business number, and to register for GST/HST, payroll, corporate income tax and import/export (if applicable).   You can also contact the CRA if you need general information about business expenses.   Chances are you"ll have to collect GST, but you may want to register for a GST number even if you don't have to collect it because of input tax credits. ++8.  Decide whether you need to collect PST.   If you do, you need to submit "Registration as a Vendor" documents with your province.   ++9.  Determine whether there are special permits or licenses in your municipality.   It's highly unlikely that your municipality does not have special permits or licenses. ++10.  Develop the marketing materials you decided on in your business plan.   They should include at least a company identity package, press kit and website.   Your identity package is your logo, business card and letterhead.   A press kit can include letters of introduction, biography sheets, press releases, articles and a brochure.   In today's electronic age, printed materials aren't enough.   You need a website that looks professional, matches your printed material and has great copy.   You"ll also want to make sure it's optimized for search engines. ++11.  Set up your business bank account and record-keeping system.   Your banker will need to see your incorporation documents, and you should probably set up more than one account so you can keep track of your finances better.   Record-keeping is required, and can be done manually or with a computer program.   ++12.  Purchase insurance.   There are many different types of insurance, but most probably your company will need at least one.   For example, if you"re going to have employees, you need to contact the Worker's Compensation Board.   Depending on your type of business, you might want to contact them even if you don't have employees to insure yourself. ++13.  Contact potential creditors and set up credit terms.   You should have researched suppliers when you were doing your feasibility study.   Now is the time to contact them. ++14.   Decide where your business will be located.    Lease your business" space.   Alternatively, you could choose to start your business from home if it's feasible.   There are advantages and disadvantages to starting your business from home.   You have tax write-offs for example, but sometimes your image suffers. ++15.  Purchase supplies and office equipment.   You"ll need too many things to list here, and of course, each business has different needs.   You might need a fax machine and printer.   You"ll probably need a computer.   You"ll definitely need paper, pens, pencils and a calculator. ++Congratulations! Go out, buy yourself a bottle of champagne and celebrate.  You're about to embark on a most exciting journey.  And may I be the first to wish you good luck and prosperous times in your business venture. +As promised, here's my email address so you can ask questions, make comments or add steps to my list.  Or, if you want, you could just drop me a line to let me know how your small business is doing.  I'd really like to know. +Copyright? 2006 Eve Jackson


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An ideal lawyer will not just have a string of impressive credentials or gold lettering on his door.  He or she will be caring, concerned, and devoted to their work.  You need to think carefully before laying your trust in a lawyer after all in some cases your life, future, money or property will be in his hands. ++Apart from doing extensive research to short list possible lawyers you must ensure that there is not conflict of interest, that you understand everything the retainer agreement states, and that you have checked the references and details regarding the practice. ++You will know the lawyer you have chosen is the perfect one if:++1.  He makes an effort to spend time to understand your case himself.  He will not assign a legal assistant to take facts of the case down. ++2.  From experience and knowledge he will know what is relevant and what is not.  He will set aside and ignore irrelevant facts, opinions, and personal emotions that cloud the case on hand. ++3.  He will insist that the footwork for the case be done thoroughly.  All facts must be checked for accuracy and solid arguments jotted down with backing of earlier rulings. ++4.  He will not just focus on the problem at hand but examine the problem from all sides.  This will create a complete picture highlighting all factors of relevance and the different ways one can approach the case. ++5.  He will use his foresight and anticipate moves by the opposition or opinions of the jury or judge and plan way ahead.  Like a master chess player he will plan the case not by the day but by many hearings ahead. ++6.  He will not waste time beating around the bush or create verbose statements?many words strung together which look impressive but mean nothing.  He will insist that the case and its arguments be clearly stated. ++7.  He will be self-disciplined, thorough, and self confident.  Courteous at all times he will respect you as well as all the staff who work for him. ++8.  He is recommended by not just his friends and relatives but by other professionals of good standing and from his field. ++9.  He will not just present to you his victories but be happy to tell you why and how he lost certain cases. ++10.  He will lay the cards on the table and tell you clearly whether your case stands to win or loose.  He will not claim that winning is guaranteed.  He will be honest and upfront about his opinions and advice. ++The bottom line is that the lawyer must be worthy of your trust.  Use your inborn instincts and don't go by the lawyer's good looks or fancy car or office.  After all it is competence in law and in court that is of essence to you. ++Everyone worries about taxes and looks for ways and means of reducing the tax burden.  When you have a small business of your own you must up date your knowledge of tax laws that pertain to 'small businesses. " As a business owner you must understand clearly about accounting systems and tax planning.  Sit down with your accountant and plan on ways of maintaining business expenses, filing receipts, planning on 'tax saving" investments, and a strategy for running  the business in the most beneficial way. ++Did you know that:++1.  According to law you can reduce your tax liability by hiring family members to carry out work in your business.  Pay your children and spouse to perform assigned duties.  This way you can shift from higher tax rates to lower ones. +  +2.  Consider hiring independent contractors instead of employees.  You will save on payroll taxes.  However ensure that you meet the IRS's criteria.  ++3.  Think about 'deferring income" postpone receiving money to January instead of December.  This means that payments received will be up for 'tax" calculations a year away.   However ask your accountant's advice as the benefits are dependant on profit and losses for the year and your corporate legal structure. ++4.  Take advantage of tax deductions allowed for charitable donations.  Make donations in November or December instead of January so that you can include the donations for tax deductions in the current year. ++5.  Maximize your expenditure on equipment and office supplies.  Buy in advance for a quarter and use the tax deductions allowed in the current fiscal year. ++6.  Include expenses of business related travel in the current year. ++7.  Pay all bills due before the end of the year.  Payment to cell services, rent, insurance, and utilities related to the business can be included for accounting and applicable tax waivers. ++8.  Plan a retirement plan and make payments before the end of the year.  This will reduce your income for the year and proportionately the tax due.  Be sure to check on the limits.  Plan a feasible and beneficial strategy with your accountant. ++9.    Be sure to deduct from your taxable income money paid to licensing fees, businesses taxes, and annual memberships to businesses related organizations.  Be sure to deduct interest paid on borrowings for running the business and related fees.  Insurance premiums paid to insure the business office and machinery are eligible for tax deductions.  Make a list of your memberships and check which ones are eligible for tax deductions. ++10.      Check whether you have deducted management and administration expenses as well as money spent on maintenance and repairs of equipment. ++Decide whether a cash accounting system or accrual one will benefit your business.  The tax deductions are different depending on the system you use.  When setting up your small business take the advice of a tax and accounting professional as to which accounting system would be most suitable.


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BUSINESS and ECONOMY / Characteristics Of A Successful Advertisement
« on: August 31, 2010, 10:02:50 AM »


Many small businesses don't get success they want from advertising due to availability of very little resources.  The results are simply flat due to lack of good ideas for improvements.  Whether the ads are put in a local newspaper or are printed in the famous periodical or posted on a website, the money invested should gain the desired outcome.  There are some common mistakes small businesses and professional service providers do when designing and posting the advertisement, which leads to the failure of the advertisement.

Bigger is better is believed in by many.  That's exactly what some of the small firms think when they want to advertise their product.  They think bigger and select a medium where they need to invest a lot of money, but do not reach the targeted market.  Like if a company specializes in designing diet plans and want to help out people who had disappointing results from their individual diet plans, and the company chooses to advertise a full page in the local paper instead of running advertisement in a health magazine, obviously not many of the dieters will notice the advertisement and the advertisement doesn't get the desired attention. 

So the point is to come up with the best campaign, which will increase the probability of the ad getting viewed and the right customers trying to buy the product or sign up for the service.  Studies and research can be carried out on the market and targeted audience can be narrowed down.  Once getting the list of newspapers, magazines and magazines meant for the customers in mind, find out how many readers they have and the cost they ask for posting the ad.  Special deals are offered by them from time to time and can only be found by watchful eye.

It is estimated that everyday people are subjected to around three thousand commercials.  That is a huge number and if someone desires to be noticed, he should certainly be different.  Not only the services and product sold should be unique in the market, so should be the advertisement.   For example, if a business selling mattresses says, "We sell mattresses", it will not make a statement and will be passed off as any other mattress advertisement.  But if they say, "Our mattresses are of the finest quality", it will make the advertisement stand out in the crowd.  Other catch lines are "Are you suffering from back pain? Probably you must try our mattresses ", are more specific and will catch the fancy of the people who are suffering from back pains since a long time.  The advertisement should also focus on the uniqueness of the product and how it is better compared to the competitors" product.

Focusing on the problems of the customers and giving a solution for them, is what a customer demands.  A customer does not buy a product; he buys benefits in the form of a product.  The real value of the product should be realized and a clear picture of it should be presented to the customer so he will be able to relate with the product.  If the advertisement doesn't specify the solution it can provide, the customers will never know of it.  So focusing on the customers problem is what some ads miss.   

The last thing missing in most of the advertisement is motivation for the customers.  If the advertiser has designed the advertisement and the customer had read the advertisement, all efforts and money invested will be wasted if he doesn't get up and do something about it.  It shouldn't be assumed that the customer knows what to do; instead the advertisement should influence the mind of the customer and should tell him what to do.  Call of action is the final job of the advertisement.  It should call for information, or visiting the store or even visiting the online store.  The message should sound confident and clear.


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BUSINESS and ECONOMY / How To Write Good Advertising Content?
« on: August 31, 2010, 10:01:22 AM »

To write successful advertisement content is to catch the attention of the customer at first sight as they flicker though the brochures and fliers like they flip through a magazine and not how they will read books with concentration.  It need not be necessary that the customer reads each and every line of the advertisement; hence, each line should be effective and should pass out a message.  So it's not only necessary to write logical matter, but it should also be creative enough.   

Firstly, only relevant and specific matter should be written in the ad.  Some content writers fear missing out information and write as much as they can.  This will only disinterest the customers more and space will be wasted.  The writing style should be related to the type of flier or brochure that is to be written.  Its usual for the reader to read skipping lines in between and there is a possibility that they will read it from bottom to top.  It always helps to use words that sell.  But still, the content should be properly organized with the heading at the top, body in the middle and conclusion at the end.  The main points can be written as sub-headings, in bold font.  The body following the sub-heading should discuss the sub-heading and if it is related to any other sub-heading, even those points should be discussed.  If the product is to be discussed from the technical point, it should not be so technical that it sounds like a foreign language to a common man. 

Chucking is another technique that can be used.  Chucking is writing small stories with conclusion at the end.  They can either have or not have connection between themselves.  Its better if they aren't connected, because it won't require the reader to go back to a previous chunk in order to understand the present chunk he is reading.  This works quite well when there are pictures in the advertisement and the chunk illustrates the picture.  The two-dimensional picture is speechless unless some well-chosen words talks about it and motivates the customers.  Obviously, while chucking, sub-headings can be used to let out critical information.  Another point to be considered is the product or company about which the content is based on.  Suppose if the brochure is related to a corporate, the style of writing should be formal.   

Spelling mistakes should be avoided to the maximum extent.  They reflect poor quality and bring bad reputation to the client.  The design should speak clearly and loudly about the organization being discussed.  Unclear, cluttered and illogical information creates an illusion that the company also has the same characteristics.  Catalogues are the only source of advertisement for some businesses, because of low investments.  Such kind of business catalogues won't require much writing, just product description will do.  Instead one can work on the font sizes, colors, etc. 

The next step should be writing information about contacts so as to buy the product; detailed forms are big turn-off.  Contact information, postal address and website URL should be clearly specified.  Also include whether the business accepts cash, check or credit card.  Another thing to be taken care of is the contact information, which is usually written on the forms, which have to be mailed.  It is better to write them on the advertisement also so that the customers can save it for future reference.

After the final content is written, it's the time for organizing it.  Depending on the demand of the products, arrange them in hierarchy, especially when designing a catalogue because each of the products should get the consideration and attention they deserve.   

It is a good habit to write down procedures, which have been applied to every kind of advertisements written.  And also save the information like what customers were targeted with what kind of advertisements, to use to the same kind of logic the next time to similar customers.  This helps to create a blueprint for a future job. 


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FAMILY and Home / 5 Ways To Save A Marriage
« on: August 31, 2010, 09:56:23 AM »


Marriage is one of the happiest and memorable moments in our lives.  It is a union of not only two individuals, but also of two different upbringings and cultures.  After a cheerful start of married life, there might be a possibility or beginning of some conflicts.  These may be due to some misunderstandings, ego or other personal problems.  Sometimes the bitterness in the relation crosses the tolerance level that the couples think of getting separated.

However, a divorce affects the personal and social lives of both the partners.  You will be surprised to know that your marriage problems can be resolved.  Here are 5 ways to save a marriage that can be effectively implemented in your married life. 

The first step to resolve the marriage problems is to agree that they exist.  You should be honest with yourself, should be able to identify the differences in your relationships and try to improve them.  If your try to go away from the issues, they will never be solved.  Accept the situation as it is and be prepared for the challenges which may lie ahead. 

It is said that you cannot fight the enemy that you cannot see.  This philosophy is absolutely true in case of marriages.  If you feel that your husband has changed the way of interaction, then find out the reasons behind it.  The best solution is to start the conversation with your spouse and give him several opportunities to "open up".  Keep your ears and mind open for the subtle hints from his conversation. 

Saving your marriage is not merely solving the problems.  Reigniting your love for each other is one of the effective 5 ways to save a marriage.  You can express your passion for your partner with special dates or surprises.  Remember the most romantic times you spent together and recreate them with an addition of a unique approach.

Give some time for each other to share the feelings.  The purpose is to grab the attention of your partner and make your relationships healthy with natural attraction.  If you are successful in developing the passion for each other, then other problems can be immediately solved. 

There may be many obstacles when you are trying to fix the relationships.  It might be difficult for you to communicate with your husband or you may be facing outside pressures from the family which may prevent you to focus on your goals.  Even after facing these barriers, you should be persistent on your aims.  If one approach fails, you can try another approach that may work.  You should be able to handle the conflicts safely. 

One of the important steps among 5 ways to save a marriage is to seek the right advice from your friends and family.  You should try to get an expert advice from counseling sessions or books before you take any major decision.  A wise advice can save your marriage, while bad advice may ruin it. 

Knowing about 5 ways to save a marriage, you would be able to resolve the problems if any in your marriage and live a happy married life.

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FAMILY and Home / 4 Signs Of A Cheating Wife
« on: August 31, 2010, 09:52:59 AM »


Do you suspect that your wife is cheating on you?   If you do, you are definitely not alone.   Infidelity is actually quite common these days.  You can see it all over television and almost everyone has known someone who has been cheated on, in one way or another.   

If you are a husband who thinks that your wife is cheating on you, there are a number of signs that you will want to be on the lookout for.    The following are four signs that could very well confirm your suspicions. 

1 ? A Change in Appearance

If your wife has gone through a change in appearance, it could be a sign that she is cheating on you.   What you will want to look for is small, but significant changes in appearance.   

For example, has she always worn glasses but has all of a sudden opted for contact lenses?  Has your wife recently started showing more skin?  Dressing provocatively is a common sign of cheating, especially if your wife typically dresses conservatively.   Switching perfumes or wearing it more often can be another sign of cheating.   This can be done to impress a new man or to cover up another man's scent. 

2 ? A Change in Affection

A change in the amount of affection that your wife gives you could be seen as a sign of having an affair.   For example, has your love life been happy and healthy in the past?  Was your relationship filled with fun, adventure, and great sex?  If so, has that changed?  If your wife no longer compliments you as she did before or does something as simple as pull away during a kiss, an affair may be going on.   Many cheating women try to avoid close contact with their husbands in fear of getting caught or letting their guilt show. 

3 ? Secrecy

A wife becoming more secretive can often point to an extramarital affair.   For example, does your wife spend too much time on the phone or the internet?  If so, what does she say when you ask her what she is doing?  If you receive a "nothing," or a "not your business," response, something may be going on.   

In keeping with phone and internet use, does your wife automatically hang-up the phone whenever you walk into a room?  Does she shut off the computer or try to block your view of it?  If so, your wife's secrecy may mean that she is trying to cover up an affair.

4 ? Changes in Bills

One of the simplest ways to catch a cheating wife is to start paying your bills.   In most relationships, this is the woman's responsibility, but make it yours.   Examine your wife's cell phone bills.   Does it show what phone numbers are called or what numbers text messages and pictures are received from?  Also, closely examine credit card bills.  Are there expenses listed for hotel rooms, vacations, restaurants, or anything else that you have no idea about?  If so, your wife may be cheating on you.

The above mentioned signs are just a few of the many that you will want to look for in a cheating wife.   If you think that your wife is cheating on you, just be sure to keep your eyes and ears open.   Unfortunately for the cheaters, they often make mistakes.   Many women get so comfortable, that they slip up at one time or another.   If you know what to look for, this is when you may be able to catch your wife cheating.

If you do find out that your wife is cheating on you, you may want to carefully approach the subject.   Never confront your wife in front of your children.   No matter how angry you are, do not get violent and try to keep your voice at a reasonable level.   As hard as it can be, calming approaching the situation can better allow you and your wife to have an honest discussion.   This where you can decide what will happen you to and your relationship next.


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FAMILY and Home / 5 Signs Of A Cheating Girlfriend
« on: August 31, 2010, 09:50:24 AM »


Are you a teenage boy who is in a serious relationship?  If you are do you believe that your girlfriend is cheating on you?  If you do, you may want to proof.   After all, the last thing that you want to do is be associated with a girl who likes to cheat and possibly sleep around.   For that reason, once suspicion has arose, many boyfriends want to know if their girlfriends are really cheating on them.

One of the best ways to tell if your girlfriend is cheating on you is to keep your eyes and ears open at all times.   Did you know that many of the women or even girls who cheat make many mistakes along the way?  These mistakes are signs that you should be able to pick up on, but you must know what to look for.   To help get you started, five signs that your girlfriend may be cheating on you are outlined below.

1 ? If Your Girlfriend Has Changed Her Appearance

Has your girlfriend recently changed her appearance?  Did she start wearing contacts instead of glasses?  Has she started showing more skin at school?  If so, she may be cheating on you or she may want to start cheating on you soon.   This is because changes in appearance are often made to impress someone.   If that person is not you, it will likely be another boy.

2 ? If Your Girlfriend Stops Hanging Out With You

In the past, did you and your girlfriend spend a lot of time together?  Did you enjoy hanging out with her friends, going to the movies, or attending parties together?  Are those days gone?  If so, your relationship may be over and your girlfriend may be cheating on you.   

It is also important to examine the friends of your girlfriend.   Do they act different towards you?  Do you still hangout with them as a group, like as much as before?  If not, your girlfriend is likely trying to keep her new romantic interest a secret.   When teenage girls try to juggle multiple relationships, they often confide in their friends.   Keeping you away from those friends may be a defense mechanism.

3 ? A Rude Attitude

Unfortunately, many teenagers today are a lot ruder than they were in the past.   Since you are a teen yourself, you may not want to hear this, but it is true.   For that reason, did you know that some girls will go as far as to start a new relationship without even breaking up with their boyfriend, like you?  Some will do so just to be mean.   If your girlfriend flaunts her new relationship or if she is rude to you, it is time for you to move on.

4 ? The Rumors Fly

At the high school level, you will hear a lot of gossip.   For many teenagers, gossip is a fun way to pass the time at school.   This gossip may be about you or your girlfriend.   As previously stated, your girlfriend may confide in her friends about her cheating.   What helps you is that girls like to talk and gossip the most.   If your girlfriend is cheating on you, chances are you will hear the rumors at school.   If you do hear these rumors, it might be time for you to start listening to them.


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FAMILY and Home / 5 Signs Of A Cheating Husband
« on: August 31, 2010, 09:49:03 AM »


Spouses having affairs seems to be a common occurrence in today's society.   In fact, they seem as if they are increasing in popularity.   Although it is often difficult to associate good news with a cheating husband, there is good news.   That good news is that it relatively easy for you to catch your cheating husband, especially when you know what signs to look for.   

As previously stated, there are signs that you can look for to help you determine if your spouse is cheating on you.   With that being said, some of these signs are so small that they often go unnoticed.   To help provide you with assistance, some signs that you will want to look for to see if your husband is cheating on you are highlighted below.

1 ? Changed Appearance

If your husband has changed his appearance dramatically in one way or another, it can be a sign of cheating.   For example, he could change the style of clothing that he wears, either shave or decide to grow a beard, or start wearing cologne when he never had before.   Another major sign to look for, in terms of changed appearance, is if your husband takes extra steps to ensure that he looks his best for work or when going out with friends.

2 ? Unusual Schedule Changes

If your husband has had some uncommon and unusual changes in his schedule, this could be a sign that he is cheating.   For example, does your husband normally not work overtime or stay late?  If he has started doing so all of a sudden, there is a good chance that cheating may be to blame.   What about common or unexpected business trips? 

In addition to changes with a work schedule, your husband's friendships should also be closely examined.   When your husband spends time with his friends is he gone longer than usual?  Has a new friend or family member recently appeared in the picture? 

3 ? A Loss of Interest in Family

One of the biggest signs of a cheating husband is the loss of internet in family.   Are you and your husband parents?  If so, has your husband completely lost interest in doing things with you or your children?  Your husband may be cheating if he would much rather spend time alone or with friends than with you or your family.   

4 ? Displaying Guilt

If your husband really is having an affair, he is likely to be dealing with a large amount of guilt.  This guilt can typically work two ways.   He could show you much more attention and give you more affection then he normally does.   On the other hand, he can display anger and frustration with you.   Anger often tends to give cheating husbands a reason not to feel so guilty.

 5 ? Unusual Phone Use

Another good sign that your husband may be cheating on you is if he acts weird when using the phone.   Does your husband get quiet when you enter the room or does he hang-up the phone?  Is his cell phone being used to talk to "friends," as opposed to your family phone?  If so, try to get hold of your husband's cell phone to examine the call log or else checkout the phone bill.   This should be done because your husband may be cheating on you.

The above mentioned signs are just a few of the many signs that your husband may be a cheater.   With that said, the above mentioned signs are a few of the easiest to catch.   As difficult as it can be for you to learn that your husband is cheating on you, it is important to think about the long-term situation at hand.   Knowing is better than speculating.   In fact, your husband and his cheating ways can put your health at risk with the transmission of sex related diseases.   Also, if you are a parent, you have your children's safety and wellbeing to take into consideration.


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FAMILY and Home / Dating Etiquette
« on: August 31, 2010, 09:46:04 AM »


When you go on a date there are certain things and ways you should behave.  Of course you want the person to get to know you so you shouldn't try and be someone that you are not.

When you go out on a date you should look and dress nice.  This will show the other person you care about your appearance but you also care about what they think about you.  If you don't care about what the other person thinks then you probably shouldn't be going out on a date with them.

Depending on the person you are taking out you should also remember to open the car doors and all doors for your date.

If the woman you are going out with is a feminist, then let her open the doors and do things for herself or it will bother her.  She also will want to pay for her own meal.

If you are not going on a date with an independent woman who is a feminist then you should open the doors, be on time when you pick her up, and be prepared to pay for the entire date.

Don't take your date somewhere you cannot afford and never find yourself asking your date for money to cover the bill.

Dating etiquette also includes not making the other person feel as if they are on an interview.  It is common for people on a date to ask many questions and they just want to get to know the other person.

However, don't make them feel as if they are on an interview or you might scare them off.  Be sure to create a comfortable atmosphere.

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GENERAL HEALTH / List Of Good Anti Wrinkle Creams
« on: August 31, 2010, 09:40:30 AM »


What are wrinkles and what are your choices for good anti wrinkle creams? Wrinkles may be a sign of aging.  But not all people develop such at the same point of their lives.  Some people start to show the unwanted lines while they are still young and even at their prime.  While other people only show such signs long after they had their granddaughters and grandsons.

There are many factors that may affect the wrinkle development.  One important thing is the genes.  Some are lucky when it comes to this.  They look young and wrinkle free even if they are already considered old.  This may also be attributed to the lifestyle.  If you have developed vices such as drinking and smoking, it is more likely that your skin will look older than the people who are leading the vices-free route of living.  And also, the food you eat is another important consideration.  If you are eating right and healthy, this will also be visible on your skin. 

There are actually a lot of factors to consider and to look under scrutiny when it comes to wrinkles.  But first, let's go deep into what causes such.  Below your skin's top layer, the collagen breakdown causes such unwanted lines.  So what do you do in order to prevent or cure it? Solve the problem.  You have to keep on producing collagen to avoid its breakdown.  You have to do so while keeping away from harmful factors on your skin like the sun's harmful rays, pollution and even stress caused by pressure and too much hard work. 

Here are some of the known creams to help you prevent wrinkles or ease the lines through time. 

1.  Retinoid.  This vitamin A is a must ingredient for an effective cream for wrinkles.  It doesn't only prevent, it will keep the already developed lines from deepening further.  Examples of products that have this are Retin-A, Differin and Renova.  This must be used before you sleep and if the problem is not yet at its worse, you can use this every other night. 

2.  Sunscreen.  Research about wrinkles and you will find out that its number one source is too much exposure in the sun.  As long as it is daytime, you need to protect your skin with sunscreen.  It doesn't matter if it looks like it is going to rain or if it is cloudy, you still need the kind of protection that this cream can give you.  It is recommended to use this product extensively over the face and the neck as well as at the top of your hands.  You don't want to have a young looking skin with old looking hands.

3.  Antioxidants.  By taking in products that claim to have such ingredients, you will be able to fight collagen breakdown.  You can opt for drinks like the green tea.  You can also take Vitamins C and E.  You can also ask for coenzyme Q10.  All these will work fine in protecting your skin from developing wrinkles due to problems with the collagen.  One popular product now that is available in the market that contains antioxidants is the Prevage cream.  The main factor about this is its ingredient known as the idebenone.

Ask around or research thoroughly about this topic.  It is a vital need to find the suitable anti wrinkle creams that can work wonders depending on your skin type.  So do not end the search until you find the right one.

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INTERNET / Free Affiliate Tracking Software: Is There Such A Thing?
« on: August 28, 2010, 02:58:48 PM »


All around the world, there are an unlimited number of businesses that run their own affiliate program.  Affiliate programs, if properly run, not only help a business to increase their sales, but they also allow participating webmasters to make money.  Although an affiliate program is a great way to increase your business's profits, it is a program that costs money to run.  That is why many business owners, maybe yourself included, tend to look for cheaper ways to run an affiliate program.   Many are looking for free affiliate tracking software.

Affiliate tracking software are programs that are designed to assist business owners who run their own affiliate programs.  These software programs not only let a business know when an affiliate has generated a sale, but many also develop ways to make sure that the webmaster is paid for their part in the sale.  This is important because without affiliate tracking software, many business owners would have a difficult time trying to decide who generated what sale.

Since affiliate tracking programs are vital to the success of an affiliate program, many business owners need to purchase them.  If you are one of those individuals, you will soon find that affiliate tracking software, especially a quality program, does not come cheap.  The cost of obtaining this ever so important software is difficult to estimate; different companies sell their software for different amounts of money.  On average, an affiliate program starts out at around a couple hundred dollars, but can skyrocket into the thousands.   For many business owners, especially small business owners, this cost is too much to afford, but that does not mean that you cannot still use an affiliate tracking software; however, it does mean that you need to find a low-cost alternative.

Before searching for a low-cost alternative, there are many business owners who search for software that is free.  Despite the fact that many search for free affiliate tracking software, there are even more who do not.  Unfortunately, many business owners believe that such a program does not exist.  The reality is that free affiliate tracking software does exist and it is offered by AffPlanet.   If you are interested in learning more about the free affiliate tracking software offered by AffPlanet, you are encouraged to examine their online website.  Their online website can be found at hxxp: www. affplanet. com/.   

The free affiliate software program offered by AffPlanet is just one of the software programs in which they offer.   On their online website, you can easily compare the services and features of each software program.   You will find that the free affiliate tracking software has a limited number of features.  While these features may be able to provide you with what you need, you may also be looking more.   If that is the cases, you are advised to keep on shopping.

If the free affiliate tracking software provided by AffPlanet was not what you were looking for, you will have to search for reasonably priced software.  This is because, at the current moment, there are no other free affiliate tracking software programs available.   As the need for these programs increase, there is a possibility that other free software will be developed in the future.   However, until then, you will have to make do with what you can find.

Whether or not you can use the above mentioned free affiliate tracking software, you are still advised to give an affiliate program some thought.   Thousands, if not millions, of businesses have benefits from the creation and the use of an affiliate program; there is no reason why your business can't as well.


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