5 Ways to Get Your Ex Back

By Elliot Beers

Relationships are fragile bonds that must be continually nurtured and respected in order to flourish. Each person involved in a relationship is responsible for providing value to the other half for a natural balance to be created. It is when this balance is broken that problems start to occur. Eventually an unbalanced relationship will dissolve, and this usually leaves one side still hoping things can be resolved. Being the only one working for a resolution can be a tough and lonely proposition, but there are ways to salvage even the bleakest situations.

Be Strong
There is an old saying that “no one needs the needy” and it applies itself well to broken relationships. Begging, clinging, and desperate behavior is much more likely to repel your lost love rather than attract them. Not only is it important to prove to the world that you can perceiver in the toughest of times, but you also need to prove it to yourself. While no one is claiming that breakups are easy, keep the yelling and crying behind closed doors.

Minimize Contact
Closing the doors of communication may seem counter opposite to rebuilding a failed relationship, but it is one of the most important steps. There is a reason that things have made it to this point, and it is obvious that someone needs a break. Allowing time for reflection and thought is the best way to evaluate your relationship. This also gives your Ex time to clear their mind. It could be that some time away will remind them of how valuable your relationship was.

Be Flexible
This is not the time to start issuing mandates like “pick up your things by Monday or else”. You are wrong if you think that you can scare someone into returning. Remember that your Ex left you because they were unsatisfied with some facet of your relationship. This means it is time to become the listener and sympathizer. This does not mean you have to concede to their every demand (see Stay Strong), but you will probably have to meet beyond halfway when rebuilding the bridge of communication.

Get Out
This is no time to be alone. Call your old friends and get out of the house. You need to develop other forms of entertainment in your life. This does not mean you have to date, or even look at the opposite sex (although who knows?). It simply means you need to occupy yourself and learn to develop a self-realization of who you are. Getting out will also be helpful for when you get back with your Ex. Your conversations will be spurred along by some of the new stories you have to tell.

Be Yourself
There was a reason that you and your Ex were initially attracted to each other, and this was because you are a unique person. Think of what made these first weeks or months so special, and try to identify what has changed. Sometimes relationships can become monotonous and you can forget what it was that made both of you compatible. Learn to accentuate your qualities and strive to be the real person you are. This renewed self-perception of yourself will rub off on everyone around you.

It is not easy to win back the love of your life, but it can be done. Determination and consistency are the most essential qualities needed to be successful. The basic strategies above will get you started on your quest, but it is important to continue to adapt to the situation. If you truly love your Ex, then you need to do everything in your power to prove yourself. For more resources, please visit Get Back My Ex.

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Mental Abuse - The 7 Most Important Things To Know

By Annie Kaszina

1. Sticks and stones won’t break my bones” – and words won’t leave any measurable physical damage, but they will cause progressive, long-term harm. Never underestimate the power of words: words are used to brainwash.

Being told you are “stupid”, “ugly”, “lazy” or “worthless” is never acceptable. The first times you hear it, it will hurt, naturally. In time you “may get used to” hearing it from a partner. That’s when you start to internalise and believe it. When that happens you are doing the other person’s work of putting you down for them. This is why your feelings of self-worth suffer increasingly over time.

The good news is that just as words have been used to bring you down, you can learn to harness the power of words to build you up and restore your confidence and belief in yourself.

2. You are always told that it’s your fault. Somehow, whatever happens, however it starts, the ultimate blame is always yours. Notice that we are talking ultimate blame here. The blaming partner will always tell you that their behaviour was caused by what you said or did. In fact, their argument runs along the lines that you can’t possibly blame them for anything, because if you hadn’t said what you said, or done what you did it would never have happened.

3. You’re more inclined to believe your partner than you are to believe yourself. Have you ever reeled with a sense of hurt and injustice, or seethed with anger at the way you’ve been treated? Have you found yourself asking: “Is it reasonable to feel like this?” “Am I misinterpreting things?” “Have I got it wrong?”

If this is you, what it means is that you have become so brainwashed you’ve stopped trusting in your own judgement. Your mind keeps throwing up the observations and questions because, deep down, you know that what is happening is utterly wrong. But right now you can’t feel the strength of your own convictions.

4. You need your partner to acknowledge your feelings. Have you ever felt desperate to make your partner hear what you are saying and apologise for the hurtful things they’ve said? Have you ever felt that only they can heal the pain they’ve caused?

Does your need for them to validate your feelings keep you hooked into the relationship?
When a partner constantly denies or refuses to listen to your feelings, that is, unquestionably, mental abuse.
5. Your partner blows hot and cold. He can be very loving but is often highly critical of you. He may tell you how much he loves you, yet he is short on care or consideration towards you. In fact, some of the time, maybe even a lot of the time, he treats you as if you were someone he truly dislikes.
You do everything you can to make him happy, but it’s never good enough. You’re more like the pet dog in the relationship than you are the equal partner. Your constant efforts to get his attention and please him meet with limited success. Sometimes he’ll be charmed, often he’s dismissive.

If you find yourself puzzling about how your partner can treat you that way, it is because you are trying to live in a love-based relationship, when in reality you are living in a control-based relationship. The mental abuser struggles with his own feelings of worthlessness and uses his relationship to create a feeling of personal power, at his partner’s expense.

6. You feel as if you are constantly walking on eggshells. There is a real degree of fear in the relationship. You have come to dread his outbursts, the hurtful things that he will find to say to you. (Maybe the same anxiety and need to please spill over into your other relationships also.)
Fear is not part of a loving relationship, but it is a vital part of a mentally abusive relationship. It enables the abuser to maintain control over you.

7. You can heal. Mentally abusive relationships cause enormous emotional damage to the loving partner who tries, against all odds, to hold the relationship together and, ultimately, can’t do it, because her partner is working against her.

Whether you are currently in a mentally abusive relationship, have left one recently, or years later are still struggling with the anxieties and low self-worth and lack of confidence caused by mental abuse, it is never too late to heal.

But you do need to work with a person or a programme specifically geared to mental abuse recovery.

Women who have suffered mental abuse expect radical change of themselves, and they expect it right away. This is why they often struggle and, not uncommonly, take up with another abusive partner.

Mental abuse recovery is a gradual process. Low self-worth and limiting beliefs about what kind of future the abuse sufferer can ever hope for are the blocks that can stop women from moving on. But they are blocks that you can clear very effectively. Just as language was once used to harm you, you can now learn how language can heal you. You can overcome past mental abuse and keep yourself safe from it in the future. You can also learn to feel strong, believe in yourself and create the life and the relationships you truly want.

“The Woman You Want To Be” is a unique workbook designed to accompany you on a year long journey into emotional health and happiness.

(C) 2005 Annie Kaszina

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The Most Often Asked Relationship Question

By Richard Pellegrino

The most often asked relationship question is: How do I find the right one for me?
The short answer is: You are the right one for you! In other words, by knowing and loving yourself you will find and attract the “right” mate. However, contrary to the opinions of some, there are many souls who are “right” for each other and really any two people who are committed to each other can not only maintain a long lasting relationship and marriage but can grow in love and romance. There are many “arranged” marriages around the world which grow into loving relationships—so that is proof that any two souls can make it if they choose to. Of course, it is better if the couple has some interests and goals in common, but really the main quality in successful relationships is persistence or “sticktuitiveness” and the option of separation and divorce has to be eliminated from the vocabulary and consciousness, only to be resurrected in emergency situations of extreme abuse. Romance and having fun together will grow as you work, struggle and grow together; in fact, too much romance or fun in advance of marriage may serve to produce unrealistic expectations and may cloud judgment. As you learn to love your own unique self and qualities you will begin to attract others who are in the same process, and are attracted to your qualities. Make a list of the qualities you are seeking in a mate and then move into the creative process utilizing the Power of Attraction:

• ASK: First of all you have to believe you have the right to ask for the Universe or God to grant you your wishes. Then make a list of the qualities you are seeking in a mate. And visualize your perfect mate.

• Believe that you will be granted your wish, as stated above, that you are noble and deserve the very best.

• Receive your gift before you actually have it; practice “Gratitude” for what you already have; plan your wedding; act as if you are already there!

Then become conscious of who you are attracting into your life and make your selection. Always continue loving and knowing yourself in order to keep attractive, even and especially after years of marriage.

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Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem

By Andrew Selvaraj

Feeling good about us is absolutely key to success and happiness in any relationship. The old cliche that we need to learn to love ourselves before others can love us is never truer than when we are dating. Our levels of confidence and self-esteem vary throughout our lives and while the truly shy people amongst us have a tougher time than most when dating, even the person brimming with confidence experiences self-doubt and first-date nerves. This chapter helps you to take a look at yourself, assess your own levels of self-confidence and suggests ways you can work on those areas of yourself which cause you most concern. Topics include: Improving your own level of self-esteem, Giving yourself time and space, The power of positive thinking, Natural self-confidence, The ten key qualities of self-confident people, Overcoming shyness, Dependency and Sexual self-confidence.

CommunicationCommunication is not just about knowing what to say and when to say it, it is also about listening and responding to people in the most effective and productive way. While some people find this as natural as breathing, most of us have problems communicating at certain times, especially when on a first date or when we're out to impress. This chapter provides some advice on getting those all-important early impressions right. Topics include: Effective listening, Making an approach, Do's and don'ts of first contact, Are you a good communicator? Communication after the first date.

Compatibility What makes us compatible with someone else? What is it - beyond simply having interests or friends in common - that makes one guy so right for us while another is so obviously wrong? This chapter looks at the individual elements that make up compatibility and how you can learn to recognize the signs that will work best for you. Topics include: Chemistry, Looks, Sex appeal, How compatible are you? A compatibility test, Using star signs to assess, compatibility.

Venus and Mars While there are obvious differences - emotionally and physically - between men and women, it is unhelpful for us to look at the opposite sex as aliens from another planet.
We are a mixture of our upbringing and our genetic make-up: the familiar nature versus nurture argument, and we differ hugely as individuals regardless of our sex. However, there are some fundamental differences between the sexes that are worth knowing about, so that you can stay one step ahead in the dating game. Topics include: Dating, The male's eye view of the first date, The female's eye view of the first date, The alternative 'Rules', Communication, Misunderstanding body language, Emotions and How we cope with stress.

Flirt Mode Flirting is about both 'flirter' and 'flirtee' feeling good. It's fun, entertaining and can range from being an almost innocent pastime to being deliciously naughty. And the great news is that we can all learn to flirt with ease and find the level that feels comfortable for us. It's just another method of communication. Topics include: The joy of flirting, Flirt mode or friend mode? Grabbing his attention, being a natural flirt, using your voice, learning to flirt and Successful flirting.

Body Language Body language speaks volumes about our attitudes, behaviors and responses. Whatever we may say, if we are not being honest, our body language will give us away. Body language is made up of non-verbal gestures, postures and expressions and this chapter will give you some surprising insights into what you and your date may be really 'saying' to each other.

Topics include: The way we communicate, Positive body language signs, Negative body language signs, First, second or third date body language, Your body language style, Changing your body language. Choosing right and life partner is the one that comes much headache for us.

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What Is Phone Unlocking And How Do Unlock My Phone?

By Syed Abedin

Unlocking your phone has many benefits. I am going to list a number of them. But the dominant one is the price of the phone bills and internet charges.

On the high street, the internet, TV or radio, you must have heard about the different network providers (like Orange or O2) always competing with each other, to get you to sign up with there network. One company will give you one offer, the other another and basically they just keep battling out to be the top network so they can receive the most profit.

So anyway, if you have your phone unlocked, it means that you are free to use any network instead of just one network. This means if you want to sign with a better deal than you already have then you are free to do so.

Another benefit of unlocking your phone , which would apply to most people, would be if you were on holiday. Supposing you were lost and you needed to know where to go, then you could phone someone if you were out of credit. How? You could ask someone with a phone to use their sim card on your phone to make the call (obviously you would pay them for the call though, would you?). And because your phone is unlocked, you would need to match up your sim card with someone else's.

If your phone is unlocked, the network you go to might provide special offers. For example if you are an out-and-about person, who loves films, Orange have 2 for 1 cinema tickets when you top up at least £10 with them that month. Or you can also get 50% free minutes with special deals on your network provider.

However with all good things, as many people know, always comes a bad thing. And you guessed it : price. The price of unlocking your phone is probably the only thing that will put you off. It costs usually around £10-20 for the shops (say Carphone Warehouse) to unlock your phone within 20 minutes. However it will save you money in the long run. You can chop and change between networks when ever you like which is really useful.

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SmartPhone Comparison - Samsung BlackJack vs. Cingular 8525

By Caitlina Fuller

The Samsung blackJack is one of the best mobile phones in the market. It is known to be the best 3G- facilitated phone. It is one of the slim and sleekest mobile with a striking screen and comes with the support for video and music services. The Cingular 8525 is the best mobile pocket pc which provides access to the internet, email and also for your business applications, with the speed of broadband. And it also has the voice and data functionality so that you won’t miss a message or a call when you browse the net. Here you will come across the best and smartest phone comparison of the Samsung black jack vs. cingular 8525.

The Samsung blackJack is easy to use. There are more of entertainment features and the business applications the phone features lot of entertainment options like, you can listen to music, see video clips and also can browse the internet. The small jack has incredible color screen, and also wireless broadband facilities. It also contains 1.3 mega pixel digi cam which can record video and take pictures of your choice. You can also connect Bluetooth headset to this beautiful Samsung blackJack. Whereas the cingular 8525 has a built in keyboard, Wi-Fi, and 3G wireless networking. When compared to other phones the cingular 8525 connects to the net faster and its speed is relatively high. It has 2 mega pixel camera with the ample resolution. It gives you with the best connectivity service.

You can also get a clear idea seeing the comparisons of Samsung blackJack accessories. There are plenty of Samsung accessories for you to choose. From the Samsung memory cards, covers to protector cases you can find everything. The Samsung blackJack accessories also include Bluetooth devices and also audio connectivity. From the travel charger to the data cable you can find everything you want in the Samsung blackJack accessories. When you decide to buy cingular 8525 accessories there is a wide choice to make. That is from the cell phone and PDA screen protector to signal booster there is lot more of accessories available. From the car holder to the transflash memory car reader you can make your pick from these cingular 8525 accessories. You can also get the sim card information backup device. The cingular 8525 accessories also include pen stylus and also beautiful cases.

The BlackJack is slightly faster when compared to other Smart phones available in the market. But the cingular is the fastest in the connectivity. If you are used to other mobile phones then you will be surprised when you use the black jack. The application process is different when compared to other phones. The cingular 8525 is considered to be more potential than the blackJack. The other draw back is that the blackJack has only 1.2 mega pixel and it don’t have Wi-Fi and it has a small screen.

The 8525, is a PDA which allows additional programs it also allow you to work on Word and Excel. If you want to work on these applications then you have to make your choice of buying a cingular and not a blackJack. The blackJack doesn’t have touch screen. If you are interested in getting a phone with some extra features then the blackJack is your right choice, whereas if you want to buy one for your business and personal applications then the 8525 will be the right alternative.

Caitlina Fuller is a freelance writer. From the Samsung memory cards, covers to protector cases you can find everything. The Samsung blackJack accessories also include Bluetooth devices and also audio connectivity. From the travel charger to the data cable you can find everything you want in the Samsung blackJack accessories. When you decide to buy cingular 8525 accessories there is a wide choice to make.

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100 Million iPod Batteries

By Dan Hagopian

100,000,000 iPod owners and counting! A remarkable tribute to Apple’s iPod music player – no question! I wonder how many of these iPod owners know how their iPod battery works.

Understandably most people don’t really care as long as it does. However I am interested and I’m sure there are others out there as well who want to know how their iPod battery actually delivers power to their iPod.

Most people would never realize how complex an iPod battery is nor would they realize how many components can be found within their iPod battery. For starters your iPod battery is made up of highly specialized battery components including:

*iPod battery connector

*iPod battery fuse

*iPod battery charge and discharge FETs

*iPod battery cell pack

*iPod battery sense resistor

*iPod battery primary and secondary protection ICs

*iPod battery fuel-gauge IC

*iPod battery thermistor

*iPod battery pc board

These components together allow your iPod battery to function so that you can listen to music while doing the various activities of your day. Before we can delve deep into each of these ipod battery components I want to make sure that we understand that these components together work in an effort to produce electrical current to supply to the iPod.

iPods require electrical power in order to function. iPods’ draw electrical current on demand from your iPod battery. However your iPod battery is not a storage house of electrical energy but instead your iPod battery is your iPod’s internal electrical “factory” that creates electrical energy through a process known as an electrochemical energy conversion and subsequently your iPod battery delivers electrical current to your iPod. The electrochemical energy conversion is a process of replenishing of electrons and it is this electron replenishment that causes the chemical conversion to take place and create the electrical energy byproduct. To understand electrochemical conversion let’s see how electricity is created in the first place.

Electricity is a property of subatomic particles which couples to electromagnetic fields and causes attractive and repulsive forces between them. This repulsive force between the subatomic particles creates an electric current; the flow of electric charge transports energy from one atom to another. Electrical current is measured in amperes, where 1 ampere is the flow of 62,000,000,000,000,000,000 electrons per second!

Inside your iPod battery engineers have designed a constant state of disequilibrium, which cause a continuous flow of electrons. When electrons move between the atoms (atoms are made up of particles called protons, neutrons, and electrons) a current or flow of electricity is created.

But how is this current of electricity created to begin with? This comes back to our electrochemical conversion. In order to create electrical energy (or a constant state of disequilibrium, which cause a continuous flow of electrons) there must be an electrochemical system which includes the electrodes and the electrolyte housed within your battery. Electrons flow from one electrolyte to another and the electron flow is conducted by an electrolyte. In ipod batteries for example an electrochemical system can be comprised of the electrodes consisting of Carbon/Graphite for the negative electrode and Lithium cobaltite for the positive electrode.

Between these electrodes is an electrolye which can be a highly conductive solution consisting of lithium hexafluorophosphate. The electrolyte solution is a chemical compound that when dissolved in a solvent (i.e. water) forms a solution that becomes an ionic conductor of electricity. Hence the electrochemical conversion!

Once the electrochemical conversion begins then the balance of the ipod battery’s specialized hardware components I mentioned above can be put to work transferring and monitoring the iPod battery and the iPod – all for the sole purpose of delivering power to your iPod.

© Dan HagopianYou have permission to publish this article electronically or in print, free of charge, as long as the bylines are included with link.

Dan Hagopian of http://www.batteryship.com is a known electronics author that specializes in portable power gadgets. His work can be found on the BatteryShip blog at http://www.batteryeducation.com He frequently writes about pda batteries, ipod batteries, general battery technology for our mobile world, new fuel cell technology and interesting power related inventions.

For further information please visit http://www.batteryship.com where you can also find PDA battery replacement kits, smartphone batteries, twoway radio batteries, barcode scanner batteries, camera batteries, and camcorder batteries.

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Introducing the Moppels

By Ben Anton

It’s time the world met the new Moppel LED flexible light family! These incredible lights are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. A fun cross between a lamp and a cartoon character, these revolutionary new gizmos can be taken anywhere and attach to almost any surface. Each member of the Moppel light family can be posed just like action figures directing the light in whichever direction you need. This makes a Moppel a great addition to your desk.

From the Helper Moppel with its hand attachments that can hold letters and pens to the Dino-Moppel, each of these lights has its own distinctive personality sure to suit any person, room or situation. They’re sure to be a big hit at the home or office, in your dorm room and even in your car. These versatile LED lamps are precision-engineered in Germany and are well made and very easy to use.

All Moppel lights are equipped with magnetic feet and suction pads that help them stick to virtually any surface. The Moppel can attach firmly to most smooth surfaces - glass, metal, paint, plastic or rubber - and stay attached until you move it. There is no need to fumble around in the dark. Just stick a Moppel on the closet or nursery wall for a quick and easy light source. Moppels run on AAA batteries or from your desktop PC or laptop USB port, making them useable in almost any environment.

Moppel lights are eco-friendly, energy-saving lights. The LED that powers each Moppel has a service life of more than 100,000 hours. How long is 100,000? You’d have to run the light continuously for more than eleven years before the LED would ever need replacing!

Since you can choose between batteries and computer power to light up your Moppel, there’s almost no limit to what you can do with them. They make a great addition to your workstation as an all-purpose light or as an additional item to put in your laptop bag while traveling to use on planes or in hotel rooms. Light, compact and portable, your Moppel can go anywhere your laptop goes.

Six Great Ways to Use Your Moppels:

- Closets: Moppels don’t take up a lot of space and you can direct the light wherever you need it so they are a great addition to a poorly lit closet or cabinet with little room for a major light source.

- Home office or computer desk: A Moppel is a quick and easy way to add light to a small work area or a badly lit cubicle. They can also be useful for IT managers and technicians needing extra light as they work on the internal workings of a PC or laptop.

- Bedroom: Attach a Moppel to the wall next to your headboard or on the night stand for a simple reading light or in the kid’s room for a fun night light.

- Travel: Since your Moppel can plug right into a USB port on your laptop, you can add this to your travel kit for a portable light no matter where you go.

- Tool Box: The Moppel light can be pointed in any direction, so a Moppel is a great tool for working under the sink, in the garage or in any other dark space.

- Automobile: Passengers can use the Moppel as a reading light on long road trips and drivers can use one if there is an emergency need to check under the hood. The Moppel can attach to the underside of the hood to give you a hands-free light source that you can direct anywhere you need light.

Moppels are creative and interesting but most importantly, they are a superior source of long-lasting LED lighting. Enjoy the whimsy of them but appreciate their excellent capabilities!

Ben Anton, 2007

Ben Anton lives in Portland, OR and writes for DLK.You are invited to read more about the latest flexible moppel flashlights and LED key chains at our flashlight manufacturer website.
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Mini Spy Camera - Smaller Can be Better

By Nahshon Roberts

We buy mansions with rooms that we never enter. We buy SUVs that guzzle more fuel than an armored tank. We buy pizzas big enough for use as manhole covers. But if you think bigger is always better, think again.

In the field of technology, bigger is seldom better. In fact, modern production has focused on miniaturization. Where the first computers once filled up a room, today's versions have shrunk to the size of a matchbox. While telephones were once machines that included two lengthy horns and a large box, today's cell phones fit into pockets. Clearly, technology is one area where smaller is better. Enter the mini spy camera.

How Small Is Mini?
Once upon a time, spy cameras were as big as bags. They had to be to fit the right components for certain features. Today, however, more features are being crammed into tinier phones. The "mini" in mini spy camera refers to a small security camera, which includes several hidden camera types, such as covert, pinhole, or spy. "Mini" does not stand for a particular size standard, however. As a matter of fact, today's cameras are shrinking year after year, innovation by innovation. So the mini spy camera may range in size from a handbag to a wallet.

Fine Or Fineable?
Before you start shopping for a mini spy camera, find out whether or not it is legal to use one in the place you want to put it up on. The general principal is that in areas where the public expects privacy, filming is not permitted. To avoid legal problems, do your homework. to learn if your proposed filming area is good to go, legally speaking.

A Mini for You
It is always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the endless mini spy cameras that various companies manufacture. These cameras are frequently used as a nanny cam, or for hidden surveillance in a home or retail store. The functions of the cameras are often for hidden or covert surveillance using video, with their size being ideal for such applications. To find the right camera for yourself, make a list of features that you need. Some questions you could ask yourself include:

* Do you need to make adjustment to the camera from a remote location?
* Do you require a wireless camera?
* Do you want to use the Internet to watch the recorded video?

From Theory to Practice
After determining what type of mini spy camera you need, think of how you want your camera to look. Your options are limitless!

Wearable Sunglasses Camera: What you see is what you record with these high-tech shades with UV protection. A tiny camera in the sunglasses records what you view.

Cigarette Lighter Spy Camera: Do you want to play James Bond for a day? This mini spy camera may look like a cigarette lighter, but it's as covert a means for video surveillance as they come. It is so small it fits into a purse or pocket. The camera can store over 100 standard-sized pictures, which can be downloaded to your PC.

CCD Button Lens Camera Set: Spy in style with this mini spy camera that fits into a button the size of a quarter! The features of this model include adjustable focus, low consumption of power, and a 92 degree field of view. If you lose this button, fear not because five replacements are included.

Mini spy cameras are revolutionizing the way we gather information covertly, and if there's anything these mini spy cameras prove, it's this: sometimes, the smaller, the better.

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Computers - Funnier Than a Dose of Chicken Pox....

By Gerry Steinhauer

As we all know computers have language(s) all of their own and a glossary of terms that occasionally needs explanation so here is an attempt to set you on the path of enlightenment.
This list is by no means full or guaranteed to turn you into a 'techie but will, I hope, explain some of the more arcane workings of the 'machine'.

Instrument of torture. The first computer was invented by Roger "Duffy" Billingsly, a British scientist. In a plot to overthrow Adolf Hitler, Duffy disguised himself as a German ally and offered his invention as a gift to the surly dictator. The plot worked. On April 8, 1945, Adolf became so enraged at the "Incompatible File Format" error message that he shot himself. The war ended soon after Hitler's death, and Duffy began working for IBM.

Software undergoes beta testing shortly before it's released. Beta is Latin for "still doesn't work."

This should not be confused with Alpha which is Latin for "doesn't work" and is often applied to first releases of Microsoft Software.

Central propulsion unit. The CPU is the computer's engine. It consists of a hard drive, an interface card and a tiny spinning wheel that's powered by a running rodent - a gerbil if the machine is a 286, a hamster if it's a 386, a ferret if it's a 486 and a ferret on speed if it's one of the latest Pentium processors (SEE DELL below).

The CPU is also used in laptop computers and I personally would be very careful about using a laptop computer with a ferret inside but feel free to call me paranoid.

All Dell processors use ferrets to power the spinning wheel. Dell have a very strict policy of using only the finest scientific brains and as such know nothing about drugs. Anyone who has ever seen a ferret on acid will instantly recognise a Dell processor.

As all students of witchcraft know Pent comes from Pentagram which is used to cage and control Demons. That hopefully explains why Computers sometimes fail to do what you want and revert to doing what they want.

Not many people know that the major computer manufacturers have already begun preparing for the breakdown of civilisation. The Celeron processor is powered by methane activated celery particles. It can be used anywhere there is a plentiful supply methane and explains why all milking machines are controlled by Celeron processors.

Error message
Terse, baffling remark used by programmers to place blame on users for the program's shortcomings.

A document which has been saved with an unidentifiable name. It often helps to think of a file as something stored in a filing cabinet - except that when you try to remove the file, the cabinet gives you an electric shock and tells you the file format is unknown.

Default Directory
A black hole. Default directory is where all files whose names you can remember but can't find disappear to.

The feature that assists users by generating more questions. When the help feature is used correctly, users are able to navigate through a series of Help screens and end up where they started from without learning anything.

Reference Manual
Object that raises the monitor to eye level. Also used to compensate for that short table leg.

Computer avengers. Once members of that group of school nerds who wore tape on their glasses, played Dungeons and Dragons, and memorised Star Trek episodes; now millionaires who create "user-friendly" software to get revenge on whoever dissed them in those days.

A joke in poor taste. A printer consists of three main parts: the case, the jammed paper tray and the blinking red light.

Collective term for those who stare vacantly at a monitor.

Users are divided into three types: novice, intermediate and expert.

Novice Users People who are afraid that simply pressing a key might break their computer.

Intermediate Users People who don't know how to fix their computer after they've just pressed a key that broke it

Expert Users People who break other people's computers

Finally it may help to understand that most computer problems have a common source - this is known as the "Id Ten Tee" problem and was named after Wattan the person who first recognised it.

It may help you to write it phonetically.

Wattan ID10T
Now if you don't want to end up as one of these call a computer trainer now (tip the article author is one) and don't hang up until you have convinced him to teach you all you need to know.

You may have to cross his palms with silver but when you see the Iamnottan ID10T certificate hanging on your wall it makes everything worthwhile.

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How To Install Bluetooth Mobile Phone On Pc

By Karan Kapoor

So you have bought new bluetooth enabled mobile phone and now you want to install it on your pc. Read this article.

In this article , i will teach you that how can you install bluetooth mobile phone on your PC. If your mobile phone can also communicate with your computer over a Bluetooth wireless network to perform tasks such as contact synchronization or file transfer, then use Bluetooth Devices in Control Panel to install your mobile phone.

1. Attach or turn on the Bluetooth radio adapter for your Windows XP computer.

2. Set up your mobile phone so that Windows XP can find it. Setting up your phone includes: Turning it on Making it discoverable (or visible) Giving it a name (optional) If you are not sure how to set up your phone to make it discoverable, read the documentation for the phone.

3. Open Bluetooth Devices in Control Panel.

4. On the Devices tab, click Add

5. Follow the steps in the Add Bluetooth Device Wizard.


To open the Bluetooth Devices on your computer, click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Bluetooth Devices.

The passkey and encryption features help to secure your data. However, these and other security measures can be compromised or fail, and, if that happens, your data could be visible to or accessible by other devices or computers within range. Therefore, Bluetooth wireless technology should not be considered completely secure.

To install your Bluetooth device on computer, refer to the instructions that came with the device.

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Video Duplication

By Anna Woodward

If you need to make a copy of a video tape then you could consider taking advantage of video duplication services. The easiest way to go about duplicating a video is to pay somebody to do it for you. You can find numerous companies that duplicate videos, and many for a fraction of the cost that you would have expected.

You can search online for service providers in your area; however you are not necessarily restricted to dealing with a provider near by. Most video duplication companies will be happy for you to ship a package to their office, and then they will send it back to you along with your duplicates. These firms can do an unlimited number of copies of the master video tape, and will most likely charge a reduced rate per video based on how many you order.

However, you can do the job yourself if you prefer. For this you will need a high quality blank tape and a VCR. It is important that the blank tape is in good condition, because by duplicating a video, quality is lost anyway, so you don’t want to waste any more than you have to. You need to keep as much of the original quality as possible. The disadvantage of this procedure is that you will have to wait the length of the actual tape for the copy to be ready, as it is copied in real time.

There is another option for you should you want a duplicate of a preexisting video tape. You can transfer the video to DVD format. This is a very wise thing to do, as you can convert the video on to a DVD which is a much smaller size, allowing you to save some precious space in your home. The quality of the footage will suffer only very slightly, but it is most likely you won’t even notice it. There are several programs and software that can do this job for you. Browse the Internet and buy such software and you can copy and duplicate an unlimited number of videos for no cost besides buying blank videos. You can turn all your videos into DVDs this way. These software packages offer the possibility of editing the footage as well, meaning they have multi-functional capabilities. For example, in case of a home video, you may cut, rotate frames, include comments and make the video more fun to watch and personalized to your family and friends.

There is also the possibility to turn the video into any other required format using this software.
On the other hand, you may turn to specialized firms to turn the videos into DVDs, but this procedure will cost you more, and they will likely charge you for every copy that you ask for.
The duplication costs vary according to the length of the master video and the amount of copies that you require. The advantage of this type of duplication is that you don’t have to do anything apart from pay and just wait for the copies!

All in all, the most cost effective thing to do is get the conversion software and you are all set for doing this as many times as you require in the future. On the other hand, you may find it much easier to pay a company if you want a professional job and don’t have much spare time on your hands.

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Anti-Spyware and Pro Security

By Rita Lambros-Segur, M.H.

As you innocently type away at your computer or surf the Internet, you never know when you will face one of the many threats lurking in the shadows of the World Wide Web. In recent years, there are plenty of types of software that threaten the safety and integrity of a desktop or laptop. Today, the list of clever and tricky ways that spyware, adware, and malware become attached to a computer is becoming increasingly commonplace, prompting consumers to take extra precautions against an attack.

Hidden Downloads
One of the most common ways that spyware infiltrates a computer is through a "free" application download, such as peer-to-peer file sharing programs like Kazaa. When downloading and installing this type of program, an assortment of spyware programs is automatically included, which is one of the ways the company is able to keep their services free to the public.
Some downloads are unauthorized and may simply initiate because you have visited a particular website by accident or under false pretenses that forces the download of malicious software. You may also become tricked into downloading spyware without your knowledge if you should answer dialog boxes that request you to click "yes" or "no." When these boxes appear, you should cancel out of the action by clicking on the "x" in the corner of the box. As a rule of thumb, you shouldn’t authorize the download of any software onto your computer if it does not come from a reputable source.

There are also certain websites that take advantage of popular subjects on the Internet. While a user is surfing their website, they may happen upon placed links that will install adware onto a computer or possibly flood a computer with embarrassing and annoying information and solicitations on point of contact. This is a common technique used on sites that promote pornography, gambling, and music downloads.

Sometimes, spyware is attached to a download that comes in the form of a toolbar. At one time, you may or may not have authorized its receipt, but often when a newly installed toolbar appears, it is a sign you have spyware on your computer. If you are faced with a decision to download a new toolbar, your best bet is to cancel the action or deny permission.

A common method of advertisement in the Internet world includes the use of pop-ups, which automatically load and appear on a computer screen. While some are meant to display marketing information, others are created with the intent to get a user to click on a link that will download adware or spyware without their knowledge. This is why many computer users turn to pop-up blockers to significantly reduce or eliminate the appearance of malicious pop-ups.

Corrupted Emails and Attachments
Some people infuse emails and attachments with malicious software that downloads and installs itself onto a computer because opening such items initiate the act. A common way to thwart this kind of attack is to install software that protects against this type of software, as well as to make it a habit not to open emails from people you are unfamiliar with.

The Importance of Removing Malicious Software
Not only does spyware, adware, and malware make a computer run slower than usual, but also comprises the files, applications, and personal information stored on the PC. Malicious software has the ability to permit outside intruders to gain access into the insides of your private life by providing a gateway to important data. Regardless of the type of spyware installed onto a computer, the user's privacy is violated because their computer use, habits, and personal information can be tracked.

It is through spyware and other similar software that credit card numbers, bank statements, financial records, usernames and passwords, and other vital details become compromised.
Today, the latest technology and methods allow strangers to enter a computer and retrieved all of the necessary data required to execute identity fraud and theft, which is why it is quite important to remove malicious software at once.

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The Evolution of the Blackberry

By Rita Lambros-Segur, M.H.

In the world of mobile communication, there are plenty of ways that the public approaches their methods of contact with family, friends, and co-workers. Today, it is now becoming increasingly popular to utilize gadgets and items that go beyond allowing one to make a simple phone call. This is especially seen with the current line of Blackberry products on the market.

While companies race to make the slimmest design, highest-end multimedia capabilities, and present the latest creations, Blackberry technology has a reputation for being one of the best in the business.

The latest technology associated with the Blackberry line of products involves a Research in Motion (RIM) brainchild that pushes the envelope in wireless email capabilities by providing the ability to easily communicate worldwide. A full QWERTY keyboard and trackball navigation located in the center of the device moves beyond the Blackberry Pearl design. One of newest features associated with the Blackberry name is the enhanced built-in GPS technology. Now, driving direction services are offered through TeleNav. A satisfying multimedia player is also included.

Another addition to the many great features a Blackberry delivers is the light sensor-sensitivity that allows automatic screen, keyboard, and trackball adjustment that accommodates varying levels of lighting conditions. This comes in handy when a user wishes to send or receive emails in dark locations. The built-in GPS allows consumers to reach their intended destinations without using a separate device.

Additional features associated with the BlackBerry line of products include an Intel PXA901 312 MHz processor, 64 MB flash memory, and 16 MB SDRAM. Some BlackBerry gadgets can be fully integrated into a company's system through the installation of a BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The new 8800 model has also helped to push the number of BlackBerry subscribers to 8 million.

Brief Evolution of the Blackberry
When the wireless handheld device known as the BlackBerry was released to the public in 1999, consumers were met with a variety of capabilities, including text messaging, Internet faxing, mobile telephone, email, and web browsing. The Canadian company, Research in Motion (also known as RIM) tapped into a market that thrived on innovative communication advancements.

The first Blackberry models presented a small monochrome screen with the 800-series, which worked on a network that only allowed consumers the use of email and WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) services, followed by the capability to engage in AOL instant messaging.
The "Quark" 6000-model line soon trailed, offering a medium 160 x 100 pixel monochrome screen. This would later become the first examples of an integrated Blackberry phone that would showcase integrated two-way radio abilities in the 6510.

With the production of the 7250, the screen provided 240 x 160 pixel color capabilities and now allowed consumers to benefit from Bluetooth technology. The phone would highlight integrated two-way radio power in the 7510 with the introduction of GPS in the 7520. The increase in Blackberry speed became a reality as the "Pearl" 8100 showcased a new trackball interface with a 1.3 MP camera, speakerphone, GPS, Bluetooth, and polyphonic ringtones.

The model also provided an enhanced media player. The latest – "Gamma Ray" 8800 was the first Blackberry to offer screen capabilities of 320 x 240 @ 65K. The 8000-line also produced the 8300 model, which upped the camera potential with 2.0 MP features.

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International Medical Insurance - Stay Safe When You Travel

By Judy Wellsworth

Everyday you can go about your business with the peace of mind of knowing that you are covered. When life throws something unexpected your way, your medical insurance has you covered. But what about when you leave the safety of your country's soil? If you are traveling abroad and not covered by your regular health insurance, international medical insurance can help you fill the gaps.

Most regular insurance plans do not cover you when you are overseas. In all the excitement of planning our trips, we often fail to think about the fact that, if some unforeseen medical emergency were to occur, we have no coverage. You would be at the mercy of a foreign country's healthcare system, which may not provide the adequate care or payment solutions that you need.

Getting Traveler's Insurance
The first step in planning for your medical needs overseas is to look at your regular insurance policy. It will tell you all the specifics about what is covered and what is not covered. Most plans have some limited coverage options for travelers built in. For example, there may be coverage for life-threatening illnesses or serious accidents. Look at your plan carefully and see what is already offered.

If there is some coverage that you lack in your regular plan, you can sometimes get short-term coverage for your trip. Your insurance company can attach what is called a "rider" to your current policy, extending coverage for the specific times you will be traveling.

If they can't cover you, or if you aren't happy with the coverage options, you can also take out a supplemental insurance policy from another company to cover your visit. This might be especially handy if you will be away from your home country for a long trip. Coverage from your company may be hard to get for more than a week or two.

How Much Will It Cost?
Rates vary among different companies and for different lengths of time. Different carriers will also get different rates. Some countries will carry higher insurance policies than others. For example, a country where there are certain risks may be harder to insure. It also depends on the healthcare structure of the country.

You will also be asked if you will be engaging in any risky behavior overseas. This would include extreme sports such as mountain climbing or deep sea diving. These activities carry high risks and are hard to insure, but some companies offer special supplemental package deals for extreme sports travelers.

Coverage Options
Depending on where you are heading and what you are doing, you may want to consider some different options with your coverage. For example, you may want coverage for medical supplies.
If you are going to a remote area and may need to provide your own First Aid, you can get covered for this.

Another possible option is evacuation. Nobody wants to think about something terrible happening when they are overseas, but there are sometimes emergencies. Evacuation insurance will cover the costs of getting you to a safe place.

Billing options also vary. Some companies will expect you to pay everything out of pocket, and they will reimburse you later. This is an important issue, because you need to make sure you have the cash on hand to pay. In some countries, medical attention may be denied until the bill is paid.

International Medical Insurance Tips
Your insurance company will issue you an ID card and you should keep it with you at all times. It may be more important than the money you are carrying.

There are several international organizations that provide emergency help for international travelers. These include Medex and SOS. There is also the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers (IAMAT), which offers free services.

When you are traveling, it is important that you have the same peace of mind you would have at home. Look at your insurance policy's international medical insurance coverage and pick the best option for you.

You can also find more information at Short Term Health Insurance and Travel Medical Insurance.

Medicalhealthinsuranceguide.org is a comprehensive resource to get help about health insurance.

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Healthy Weight Loss - Are There Miracle Solutions?

By Nathalie Fiset

Losing weight the healthy way is a preoccupation of more than half the North American population as they are faced with extra weight. Many magazines make a fortune selling miracle diets and promising a quick and easy weight loss. Is there such thing as a miracle solution to lose weight rapidly?

Diet pills have proven in the past to pose a health threat and are not delivering the promised “easy melting” of the extra pounds. Such drastic surgeries as gastric bypass hold their loads of danger and side effects. Most diets have also failed to provide long-term healthy weight loss.

What is a person to do in order to lose weight in a healthy way then? First, she needs to consult with her physician who will access their health condition and if starting a weight loss program can be undertaken safely. Furthermore, by getting weight in the doctor’s office and realizing the weight she needs to lose, a person might get extra motivation.

What diet should a person undertake to lose weight in a healthy manner? The answer is so
simple, many people refuse to believe it. The only surefire and healthy way to eat is to eat fruits, vegetables and proteins in a balanced way. The extra weight most people have accumulated over the years come from eating processed and greasy food or food that are high in refined sugar content.

Losing weight the healthy way also requires to get back to healthy exercising habits. It is highly recommended to practice a sport or exercise at least 3 to 5 times per week for a minimum of 30 minutes every time. If a person does not enjoy exercising, she can ask around if a person in her surrounding is interested in participating in a sport. By joining healthy habits and friendship, the motivation will be greatly increased.

When starting a healthy weight loss program, a person has to realize that it took her time to accumulate the excess pounds. A healthy weight loss rate is to lose one to two pounds per week.

Although this rate may seam like a very slow one, at the end of the year it would add-up to 50 to 100 pounds!

In the effort to lower her caloric consumption, a person has to realize that her alcohol intake might account for a great part of her daily intake of energy. Hence, alcohol carries a very high caloric content and can account for many people’s “little abdominal tire”. A person does not have to live a life of saint and refuse all alcohol forever but a reasonable amount of alcohol will be beneficial for her hearth and weight.

How long does a person have to follow these rules to lose and then maintain her healthy weight?
The answer is again very simple: healthy eating habits and regular exercises should be a permanent part of our lives.

In order to find support and valuable information on healthy weight loss and weight maintenance, a person can consult specially designed web sites and participate in forums dedicated to losing weight the right way.

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Uninsured vs Insured in California

By Sam Torkan

Within the Golden State that is California, all is not necessarily golden in terms of who does and does not have health insurance.

California is one of the most populous states in the nation. According to the United States Census Bureau, it is home to well over 30 million people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. But regardless of their age or the language they speak each of them has one thing in common they all need health insurance.

There are many ways for California residents to obtain health insurance. Some are eligible to participate in group health insurance plans sponsored by their employers. Others purchase individual health insurance for themselves and their families. Low-income individuals are often eligible for Medicaid, and seniors for Medicare. Both these government-sponsored programs are designed to protect the most vulnerable Americans from having to deal with healthcare costs on their own.

Being uninsured leads to higher healthcare costs in the long run because conditions and problems that could be easily cured or arrested with early detection often go undiagnosed because people can't afford to visit their doctor.

The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that there are around 6,448,540 uninsured Californians that is over 15 percent of the state's total population. Of those who are insured, the Foundation reports that over 2 million require individual health insurance because they are not eligible for coverage through their employer or through Medicaid or Medicare.

Even the over 8 million Californians who do qualify for Medicaid or Medicare often require supplemental coverage. Many insurance companies offer programs specifically designed to meet the requirements of people who want or need more coverage than Medicaid or Medicare provides. For example, a senior might be interested in a program that includes discounts on services such as vision check-ups and corrective lenses, dental care or even chiropractic services.

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Hope For Young Drivers

By Jason Hulott

In the majority of cases the young driver gets the blunt end of the stick when it comes to insuring their car. The reasoning behind this is the insurers believe that the younger the driver is, then the bigger the risk they pose.

Unfortunately young drivers are generally associated with taking a bigger risk on the road and as such have to pay heavily for the privilege of being insured. However there is some hope for young motorists if they follow this advice.

To start with you should begin your search online for cheaper car insurance. Shopping online allows you to make comparisons with many companies. In the majority of cases you are given quotes immediately which allows you to compare the policy features and benefits from many companies and all from the comfort of your home.

Car insurance quotes take many things into account. One of these is the car you drive. With the majority of younger drivers wanting something flashy, unfortunately they are setting themselves up for being in the highest car insurance bracket. With this being the case you might have to consider going for something less flashy at the expense of your image.

Taking extra lessons such as a safety course or advanced driving lessons can help to save you money on your premiums.

Adding more safety features to your car can go a long way to shaving pounds off your car insurance. This can be simple things such as having the windows etched with your registration number or installing alarms or immobiliser.

Keeping on the right side of the law is essential in keeping your insurance down to the minimum.

Only a few years’ driving under your belt will give you no claims bonus and during this time it is essential that you avoid getting tickets and points on your license. All of this will go to prove that you are a sensible driver which essentially lowers the premium you pay.

By looking online for your car insurance you are also able to take advantage of specialist sites that offer cheaper premiums especially for the younger driver. Bear in mind that when shopping around for your insurance that companies do vary in both what they offer in their policy and the price quoted. All policies aren't the same so choosing the one most suitable to you and your needs is essential. Factors to take into account are the age and type of your car. If you have an older car then taking third party might be the better choice, of course if you have a new one then fully comprehensive would be the best option.

Jason Hulott is Business Development Director of Protection Insurance, an internet based insurance business dedicated to getting consumers the very best rates and the best products.

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Leveraging your Website - Back to the Basics

By Tyler Hawkins

Failing to leverage Internet technology, many companies are being rapidly left behind. Slowly but surely, businesses large and small have been coming to this realization. Without question, the cornerstone of an effective Internet presence is a polished and professional Website.

However, many companies fail to realize that building a dazzling, user-friendly Website is only the first step in establishing and maintaining an optimal Web presence. The bottom line: A Website that no one visits has entirely no value.

In order to best utilize your Website it is imperative to maximize quality traffic to it. Your firm may choose to go about this in any number of ways, some incredibly powerful, others not so much. Many companies choose to overemphasize online strategies, such as pay-per-click ads, to the neglect of tried-and-true, traditional "offline" methods. As part of an overall marketing strategy, it is important to maintain a firm-specific mix that is based upon sound market research.

Online strategies
One of the best ways to drive traffic to your site is to have it rank highly on respected search engines such as Google. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is important. However, not everyone can be in Google’s top ten. So, where does that leave you? One possible solution is to buy high ranking paid search results through pay per click (PPC) advertising.

PPC, in which you pay a set amount each time a user clicks on your ad, can be an effective component of your marketing strategy. Unfortunately, PPC ads are inherently limited by the fact that most people are leery of clicking on what they know are paid advertisements. Aware of the fact that these ads may lead them to a Website without relevant content (as opposed to organic search results) potential clients are reluctant to click on them.

Online directories and link sharing sites are two other avenues that, though valuable as a component of an overall strategy, often tend to be over-emphasized when it comes to maximizing Website traffic.

These valuable online marketing and advertising strategies should be supplemented with the effective use of traditional strategies in order to maximize quality Website traffic. This is especially the case with small businesses and those seeking to reach a local target market.

Traditional strategies
Even today, in the midst of the “digital revolution,” companies choosing to disregard traditional marketing and advertising strategies do so at their own peril. Well conceived and implemented strategies to achieve maximum Website traffic should always include “offline” traditional components.

Successful businesses utilize proven methods such as radio spots, print advertising, targeted mailers, and even innovative mobile advertising. A disciplined public relations campaign, capable of generating publicity through third-party validation can also be invaluable in generating a buzz and driving traffic to your Website. These avenues provide the ability to reach large chunks of a target market that may otherwise go untapped by an over-reliance on Internet marketing strategies. They should not be overlooked.

Take action
Has your business put all of its stock into Internet marketing? Are you missing out on reaching a sizable chunk of your target market by failing to utilize tried-and-true methods? An honest appraisal is in order. Re-visit your marketing strategy to ensure that you are delivering the maximum amount of quality traffic to your Website. If you need help, seek out a firm that specializes in providing integrated Website development and marketing solutions.

Tyler Hawkins is Strategic Communications Director at 1Degree, a Bellevue-based provider of Website development and integrated marketing solutions.

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Don't Be An Interview Idiot!

By Raymond Sahley

As a recruiter in the restaurant industry, I see candidates or job seekers do stupid things in the interview all day long. Obviously, we all have an idiot gene hidden in our bodies waiting to emerge somewhere down the road. If you really want to be an idiot and NOT get that new position or career opportunity you dream of follow these actions.

The first step in being a complete idiot is to arrive late. This could be 5 minutes or an hour just make sure you’re late. Nothing says, “I don’t care about this position”, like being late.

Step two is to be rude to everyone at the interview. This could be the host or server who greets you as you enter or anyone else employed by the company. To be effective just be mean to everyone, which will really tell them that you’re a complete idiot who can’t get along with anyone!

Third, please make sure you answer all interview questions with very short and abrupt responses. Don’t take anytime to go into your answers. Pretend you are on Jeopardy and answer all questions with questions. That could be fun and that will surely tell them you are an idiot who always runs with the pack and has no leadership potential whatsoever.

Fourth, for the sake of being an idiot, make sure you don’t ask any questions about the position or the company. Don’t bring up goals or plans in the future because you will have plenty of time to think about those things later. Really show them you don’t care about their company by saying you dined at a competitor the other day and loved it!

In the fifth step, when they ask about yourself pretend you’re in a holding cell and stone wall them until your lawyer gets there. Whatever you do don’t be forthcoming about anything or discuss your abilities. If you absolutely have to be an idiot tell them about childhood experiences and your first pet.

The sixth is all about cussing and using inappropriate language. Be sure to pepper your conversation with a few f-bombs to complete your idiot tendencies. Nothing says you’re an idiot like bad language in an interview.

Make sure you trash talk or beat up your old boss in every response. In the seventh step you want to concentrate on how bad you hated that guy and why. This will surely tell them that you have no bounds when it comes to revealing things to complete outsiders and you are basically a very negative person.

Then in the eighth step beg them to not contact your previous employer about the funds you embezzled or the food you stole. Nothing says you’re an idiot more than implying a guilty conscious that is hiding something critical to them hiring you.

Make sure you lie about your accomplishments in the ninth step. An idiot lies about all of them! Tell them how you cured cancer and invented the Internet or anything else they want to hear. A complete idiot doesn’t care about credibility or reference checks anyway. Even better tell them you didn’t have any labor costs because you paid everyone with cash.

Finally when the interview gets up and is ready to shake hands, don’t bother! Storm out of there like a bat out of hell and never look back. Nothing says you’re an idiot like being impolite and displaying no manners. Mission accomplished!

Now obviously, this was written to assist you in the pursuit of happiness and to find that next great career. By doing the exact opposite of these actions, you will find yourself at the beginning of the road to preparation to land that dream job. Just remember be kind and courteous to others, be formal and professional, be on time, be honest and open with your answers and market your abilities whenever you can in an interview.

And don’t be an idiot!

GreatMgrs.com is a restaurant management recruiting firm specializing in the placement of managers in all capacities of the restaurant industry. From quick serve to casual and all the way up to senior level area supervisors or district managers, we can find the right candidate for any situation or job order.

We also help the right management candidates find great and new opportunities that are not advertised to the public. We eliminate many unnecessary steps in the hiring process and get the candidate in front of the hiring manager more quickly than using the conventional wait and see tactics. The best part is it is FREE for the candidates!

Email your resume to raymond@erhire.com or Fax to 866.862.3547.

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New At-Home Business Opportunity!

By Tiana Secor

I am a business woman. I work from my home and with so many opportunities opening through the internet, it is nearly impossible to catch them all. All too often I find that an opportunity has passed me by simple because I did not know that it existed. I am writing this article from a professional, un-biased standpoint. I am not promoting the business but rather helping expose you to the possibilities of a new opportunity should you be interested.

The business is called Orovo LLC. It is in the beginning stages – it will not even be openly advertised on the internet until the end of June or beginning of July. There is great opportunity to make a decent income because not only does it offer you access to high-demand products, it is just beginning so you have the opportunity RIGHT NOW to be one of the first to sign up! The first to have new and exciting products and the first to let Orovo help you become a successful business person. I have added a link in the author information for anyone who is interested in looking into this new opportunity. You will see when you click on the link that it is a new business as the site is functional but still under construction. (that is why it is not being marketed for a few weeks yet).

The products are body-wellness products and they are offered to you at wholesale prices. The catch – you have to buy one bottle of multivitamins (the featured product Orovo for 39.99) every month and you have access to over a dozen other products at wholesale prices. The products range from weight loss pills, muscle building pills, and acne gel to anti-wrinkle cream and fiber pills and it appears that they are adding more. Products like these normally experience a 1000% mark-up! That is incredible! The wholesale prices that are offered here are very reasonable and present a great opportunity for a new business.

Unlike many other wholesale account, there are not added or hidden costs. You buy one bottle of vitamins for 39.99 (46-48 with shipping) each month. Nothing more, nothing less. And, as one of the first to sign on – you also can gain commission. Time flies, however, and when the site hits the market it is expected to do EXTREMELY well. The best time to sign up would be before the craze. As mentioned before, I have added a link in the author section. You can take a look – obligation free.

I enjoy looking for new supplements to keep up a healthy body. I have been very pleased with the Orovo products. Click here for a link to the newest wholesale discovery: http://www.orovo.com/wholesale

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Summer Time Job Searching

By Carole Martin

The temptations are there – warm, lazy, casual days, when the shoes of choice are "flip flops." Taking the summer off and getting back into the groove of things when the "kids go back to school" would be very easy. You think to yourself, "Nothing's happening during the summer anyway – everybody goes on vacation during these months."

Stop! This is not the time for giving in to those pleasures and giving up on your job search, at least not all the way. You are better off pacing yourself during the summer months, and not stopping your search altogether.

Currently, the numbers of jobs being added to the workforce are reported as a positive sign that things may be opening up on the job front. You don't want to miss out on new opportunities or let someone else get that great job you've been waiting for – do you?

Here are six ways to get through your job search this summer and still enjoy some sun and fun – guilt free.

1. Get up earlier. The sun is up earlier and the early morning hours are much cooler than at high noon. Try leaving your blinds open or shades up and rise when the sun begins to stream through the window. Try to remember what it was like getting up for work on those cold, winter mornings. One bonus to early rising is that the house can be quieter. Hit the Internet before the rest of the family or household is even out of bed.
2. Set a schedule for yourself. Plan to work at your job search for a certain number of h
ours each day – 2,4, or 6 hours. Stick to the schedule that you set for yourself. If you work on the schedule that has a beginning and an end, you can quit on time and still enjoy the rest of the day – guilt free.

3. Take advantage of new networking opportunities. Getting outside more often or going to new places, will expose you to more people. Be sure and make contacts whenever and wherever possible. The best networking is done in the least expected places. You may be sitting at the community pool and connect with a neighbor you haven't seen all winter. Suddenly you have a new contact.

4. Use discretion when networking. Remember, it's summer for everyone. Don't take away from the relaxation of the day by "talking-shop." Be careful to use common sense and good manners when networking. You are never seeking a job – you are seeking information. Conversations can lead down new paths if you don't force the issue.

5. Work in the cool of the evening. Some people work best in the evening. If you are one of these people it is best for you to work when you are your most creative. Play during the day and set for yourself an evening schedule to work the Internet, to do research and to send e-mails.
Contacting people by phone when working in the evening is difficult, however. You may have to work in some day hours to connect with people when necessary.

6. Forget your search and enjoy. When you decide to enjoy a summer picnic or an all-day outing, let go of your job search and enjoy the day. Permit yourself a vacation day from your "job" of job search. Give yourself permission to have some fun and not feel like you should be out there job-hunting. The idea is to feel guilt free and to have some summer fun.

Although job hunting is certainly a key goal for anyone who has been out of work, it is also a good idea to take time "to smell the ocean" once in a while. You will find yourself refreshed and more energized if you take time to enjoy family and friends. By giving yourself permission to take the day off, you can "play" without the guilty feelings that you "should be home working." By setting some limits for yourself, you can work hard and still play. You might even surprise yourself by how productive you can be as a result. As the slogan goes, "You deserve a break today!"

Copyright (c) 2007 Carole Martin, The Interview Coach

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Ksa's - The Hidden Truth

By C Gamez

The truth is this: Whether you say "KSA" "KSA’s" or "Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities"?, You are talking about the same thing. A KSA is simply an specialized essay required with most Federal Government Resumes. Ok! no secretive almost answers here just the facts; a KSA is an essay that's it!

Are the KSA's Important to the Federal hiring process? Yes they are, they are Very Important. KSA's are usually (there are some exceptions) rated on a points system, from 1 to 10. KSA’s are that extra information used to separate the best candidates out of the pool of qualified applicants.

KSA's are written in the first person, following the Challenge, Conflict, Action and Result format. Usually there are a minimum of three KSA questions but there can be up to 10 or more depending on the vacancy announcement.

You do the math, 10 questions at 10 points each can add up to a whole lot of "You're Hired!"
Your KSA's should be written to put a spotlight on how you are the best person for the position.

* Knowledge is factual or "How To" data applied to the position.

* Skill is good old fashioned Know How in managing data, things or people.

* Ability is your talent or the knack you have in doing a mental or physical activity.

Ksa's are very detailed. they are much more in depth than the resume. You need to include one or two real life instances where you demonstrated the "Knowledge Skills and Abilities" requested.

You should also use any points that help demonstrate your qualifications. By that I mean items such as Training, Awards, Education, any Volunteer Work, anything that actually applies to the questions and has relevance.

I am a firm believer in having the KSA's done professionally. They are too important to leave to chance. Why risk it? Only bad gamblers will risk everything on a hope! The good ones only bet on a sure thing.

Go for it, Work your hardest to get that Federal Government job, it will payoff in the long run. Just don't cut corners in the process, unless of course you really don't care.

Go to Federal-Resume.org to receive a 1 on 1 personal consultation on me ! For more data on Federal Resumes go to GS Levels explained

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The Top Secret They Don’t Want You To Discover

By Allan Ingledue

Before you read this commentary I must warn you that you will probably be offended. However, if you will listen and learn, this could also may make you extremely wealthy.

I plan on revealing to you, the real dirty secret of the top info marketers.

What is this Dirty Internet Secret?

We know all about our audience – 'YOU'.

This is the number one rule of all sales and marketing. “Know Thy Prospect.”

We know all your innermost feelings, desires and beliefs.

We know that the most prevalent of these are fear and greed.

We know what kind of marketing you want to see and what kind you will buy from.

We know that you want to buy the quick and easy fixes rather than what will actually make you money.

We also know these are the exact same reasons you will fail.

You may be saying this is not you, and it may not be, but for 95% of you it is. This is the same reason why the online failure rate is 95%. Not really that hard to figure out, is it? This has been proven time after time in test after test.

With these facts in hand a great many info marketers have forsaken quality for quantity. Of course they deny this. However look at all the cheap info products that have exploded onto the scene of late.

I will not mention any but I will tell you that most cost seven dollars. I have seen a few variations of this where some are using the same model but selling for $9.97 or $10.97

How many of these so called bargains have you purchased?

Have you made any money from what they show you?

What did you discover?

I’ll tell you what I discovered. Throw together some plr articles to make a quick 15 to 20 page ebook and call it a special report. A quick crappy sales page and sell it for seven dollars.

If you give it a killer title you could possibly make a couple grand in a weeks time. Next week just do it again. This is called rinse and repeat.

That’s all there is to it. These reports are all sold on the principle that anyone serious about their business can spend seven dollars and if you can’t you should give up internet marketing.

I would say if you are going to give up because of what someone selling a seven dollar report told you, then yes, quit internet marketing.

I will also say that, if seven dollars is all you are willing to spend, then yes, you should quit internet marketing.

This is a business my friend and if you will not treat it as such then keep your job and stop wasting your money.

I myself have not reached the point where I am willing to publish or promote this form of information. I’d much rather market amazingly informative products that will actually help you make money.

Allan Ingledue is a freelance copywriter and Infomarketer. his Web site address is http://www.TrustedOpportunities.comVisit Now and upgrade your lifestyle today.

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Claim Your Happiness Today!

By Jessica Swanson

"The best way to secure future happiness is to be as happy as is rightfully possible today."-Charles W. Eliot

Tomorrow will be better. Tomorrow I will be happy. Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow! Once the bills are paid off and the job isn’t so stressful…then I’ll be happy. Everywhere you look there seems to be another stressful situation in your life. Here’s the problem: tomorrow your bills may be paid off and your job may be less stressful, but there WILL be another hurdle blocking your path to happiness. There always is.

What are you waiting for? Life is always going to be filled with little disappointments and frustrations. There’s no question about it. But, you need to know that until you decide to be happy today, you have no chance for happiness tomorrow.

This is your life. Look all around you and let that soak in. Your finances, your job, your relationships…all of it is your life right now. And so you have a choice to make. You can either wish and yearn for happiness someday, or seize it today.

Stop focusing on everything in your life that makes you sad and depressed. Do not give these parts so much attention! They certainly do not deserve your time and energy. When you focus on the stack of bills, the piles of laundry, the job that you didn't receive, you will continue to feel a sense of hopeless despair.

Instead focus on all the wonder and beauty that surround you. It is everywhere. You may have to look hard…but, you will find it. Give your single-minded attention to all the things that make you smile. Look at the tulips pushing through the ground in spring; focus on the wonderful night-out with your friend; appreciate when you are able to curl up with a good book and cup of hot chocolate. These are the events that deserve your attention.

The only way to guarantee happiness tomorrow is to consciously choose happiness today. That's right, it really is up to you. The external events in your life will always be there pushing against your hopes for peace and happiness. Don't allow them to push so forcefully into your life! You are in charge, not the outside world.

Stop thinking about tomorrow. Stop hoping that tomorrow will be better. Instead, be content with your life today, no matter what that life may look like.

Then, something miraculous will happen...you will find your happiness patiently waiting for you tomorrow!

Jessica Swanson is the author of Learn to Be Happy! To find out more about her happiness tips, tools and research, and to sign up for her FREE happiness e-zines, visit happiness-university.net

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There Are So Many Clubs And Materials That I Am Going Crazy!

By Robert Petrucci

Lots of my clients always asked me:"Robert, there are so many clubs on the market and I am going crazy because I spent thousands of dollars and never see a difference".Well let me give you a brief explanation on how you should choose your clubs and materials.This is very relative to your swing and speed which will help you choosing the right club.

Golf club heads can be fabricated from numerous materials. Zinc AND ALLOYS are mainly used in beginner’s sets and putters.. HST Aluminum is a much harder aluminum and is well-liked in very large drivers. 431 stainless steel is a softer stainless steel very frequently used in high superiority iron heads. 17-4 stainless steel is harder steel found in specialized quality irons and wood heads. Maraging metal is a stainless steel put through an extraordinarily particular hardening procedure that makes it much much harder and is a current material for the faceplates in the top performing woods. Titanium is the most pricey material used in making golf clubs heads and combines light weight and outstanding strength. Titanium is used today in the maximum end woods manufactured.

Do not confound Ti-Alloy with Titanium. Ti-Alloy stuff are Aluminum products with bit basics of Titanium that try to take advantage of the Titanium name. Ti-Alloy products are along with the least expensive and are meant for beginners or for junior who does not want to spend lots of money for golf equipment. Other materials include ceramics, graphite and plastics. We don't see those much anymore, but they should commence to make a return in the next few years as manufacturing technologies progress.

No matter what material you have, specially for beginners, will not correct any slices or hook .There is some offset driver that we will talk later. Of course if you hit less then 200 yards, any hard metals like beta-titanium or maraging, will not make any difference, simply because you will not be able to create a trampoline effect on the club face.However if you hit over 250 yards, that means, that you are swinging over 100 miles per hour, therefore, a good beta titanium or maraging materials will help you adding more distance, as every trampoline effect, that you create on your golf club, helps you obtaining more distance.So stop thinking that you will hit 300 yards,if you swing at 80 miles per hour,because it is all balance between your speed and your swing. The most important factor for distance is the transfer of your body on your downswing which will help you adding more yards.

Thanks and have a nice game


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Practice Makes Perfect - But Only If You Practice Correctly

By Terry Jenkins

Most golfers completely waste their time and their money when they visit the driving range.
Don't get me wrong! I have nothing against driving ranges - they are great places to practice your golf.

But you have to practice properly!

Whenever I go to the range, I see golfers thrashing away at ball after ball - until their bucket is empty.

Towards the end of their "session" they hit some good shots - and are convinced that they are improving!But when they get out on the course, the good shots are few and far between, and their time at the range was wasted. After all, golf is about what you score on the course!

Here is the correct way to make use of the driving range...

The warm upSwing a club back and forth in a relaxed manner to warm up your muscles. Then swing two or three clubs in the same way - until your muscles are ready for action.

Groove your swingHit just a few shot to groove your swing. Start with three or four wedge-shots and move through to the longer clubs - 9, 7, 5, 3 wood, driver - hitting just a couple of shots with each club.

Now you are ready for some proper practice!

The PracticeInstead of just hitting ball after ball like a metronome, as most people do, you should make your time on the range RELEVANT to your time on the course.
The best way to do this is by playing an "imaginary" course on the range.

So - select your driver and imagine that you are standing on the first tee of any course you like - make one up if you prefer (we all have some golf-course designer in us!). Now choose an area of the range to represent the fairway - picture trees on the left and water on the right - or whatever! And play your first shot. If you hit the "fairway" give yourself a pat on the back - and start planning your approach to the green! If you miss the fairway - start thinking about a recovery shot.

Now select a club for your your second shot. Maybe it's a mid iron to your your "imaginary" green, or maybe you are just chipping back to the fairway from the rough. Either way, choose a spot on the range, select your club and play your shot. Just like you would do on a real golf course.

If you hit the "green" with your second shot, move on to the next imaginary hole!

Play your way around the imaginary course and you will be replicating real golf far more closely than just thrashing away at a bucket of balls. Hitting shot after shot gets you into a rhythm, and although you will hit some good shots that way - it is nothing like real golf, where you never have a chance to get a rhythm going!

By all means, use the thrashing method if your are working on a particular aspect of your swing - but don't use it to practice for the golf-course!

For more tips and information about golf courses, golf equipment, and golfing skills, visit my website!

Terry C Jenkins has traveled here there and everywhere in his work as a photographer. He now helps to run The Top Ten Site http://www.thetoptensite.com

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Do You Want Big Shoulders With A Dumbell Workout Routine?

By Jim Wolchak

This article will give information on a dumbbell workout and give you a shoulder workout that will meet your needs. Consider this a free workout plan that you can have as an arsenal of information that you definitely want to keep for a while. You will receive information on what well defined shoulders will do for your physique and give you a workout tip that will help you reach your goals.

Having a weight loss workout using weight training is one of the best strategies that you can use. You and thousands of others use the same basic techniques and that's why there's a lot of information that you can use to your benefit.

Is there a best chest workout? This implies that there is one workout available for you. Whether it is a man workout or a woman workout each of us is individually crafted and that requires individual attention and separate exercises that we should use. I can only specify general guidelines and the focus and concentration is left up to you. How bad do you want it is something I cannot stress enough.

Whether you use a dumbbell workout or a circuit training workout there is no quick fix for results that you are looking for.

If you do become consistent and follow your training plan and diet regimen you will be rewarded with shoulders that will make you look like a professional bodybuilder. Coupled with a diet plan, well developed large shoulders will make your waist look smaller and your entire upper chest and shoulders look fabulous. As well as keeping you healthy and injury free releasing yourself to participate in sports without having seconds thoughts on injuring yourself.

Some dumbbell workout exercises to use. Here are a couple of basic dumbbell exercises that you can start doing to get your shoulders big. I must state that before any of these exercises you need to warm up. In fact, when starting any type of workout program routine warming up the muscles is mandatory in order to get the best workout and to prevent injuries from happening to you.

Dumbbell shoulder presses works the deltoids and upper parts of your shoulders. Sit on a bench and make sure that your back is straight, holding two dumbbells just about shoulder level. You will have to experiment with the weight that you have here in order to get complete benefit at the end of your reps. Press the dumbbells weights straight up but don't lock your elbows at the highest point over your head. Complete this exercise by returning to the original position. Now if you are in a gym then you might be able to utilize a bench that has a back support, which is safer but if not make sure that you can handle the weight of the dumbbells.

Upright rows exercises work the deltoids and biceps.

Stand with your feet spread, hold the barbell with an overhand grip in front of your body. Now by keeping the barbell close to your body lift the weight to mid-chest level. Complete the exercise by returning back to the starting position. Remember you will have to experiment once again with the weight that you feel comfortable with. Use this initial weight as a benchmark and use this weight until you can get your reps to 12 without exhaustion.

At that time you will need to use more weight to make you shoulders grow.

This article has given information on a dumbbell workout that you could employ at home with just enough knowledge to get started. After you start seeing results then you could just get more involved within yourself and plan out your next workout program routine and make it the best abs workout that you can muster.

Jim's website helps people get a fast track in establishing a workout routine. Whether it's a exercise ball routine or any other type routine you can find the information that you need at his website http://www.bestworkoutguide.com

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