Kamis, 31 Maret 2011

Russian bride fenomenon

Eveything is quite simple: process of emancipation in the west has caused reassessment social and spiritual values, the woman has ceased to be simple saver a home and the housewife, today for her on the first place - career, children and the husband are on the second place. Foreign girl will not worry concerning her appearance, they put on so that, first of all, it was convenient for them. They are self-assured and perceive men as equal in rights partners both in family, and in business. In turn, Russian girls are much less exacting, and very much frequently a limit of dream for many of them is the teetotal husband and fed children. They have time to work, successfully to conduct facilities and and they always look good. And, at last, the most important and a weighty argument for the benefit of Russian girls - good formation and high intelligence facilitating adaptation in the unfamiliar country and quite often causing pride at foreign men. Such unique combination of qualities appeared to be so appreciable, that has caused huge interest on the part of lonely men of USA and the Western Europe. Such marriages for a long time were considered to be something outstanding and finally the reasons to search the beloved ones were found for Russian women. One of the reasons - a demographic situation in the CIS: the quatity of women is much higher than men. One more reason - Russain girls aspire to provide to themselves and children comfortable conditions of life to get access to "clever" medicine, to live bright and high-grade life, freely to travel and to not reflect on household problems - and in it there is nothing immoral and unnatural. And, at last, worthy men are everywhere - and in the CIS, and abroad. In conditions of the world integration the modern woman can and should choose not to an attribute "ours - not ours", and to much more essential attributes. Usually it is purposefulness and magnanimity, attention, fidelity and diligence, ability and desire the sense of humour and natural charm, the quivering attitude to the woman, children and the house is good to look at any age, to take care of relatives - these qualities Russian women search for ability and find in the foreign elects.

Rabu, 30 Maret 2011

Magazine Subscriptions For Senior Citizens

One way that many senior citizens enjoy passing time is through reading. They enjoy reading books and enjoy reading different magazines. Perhaps you are such a person, a senior citizen who enjoys passing the time by reading. If that is the case, you may be interested in learning more about what is available in the way of magazine subscriptions for senior citizens.

First of all, if you are like the vast majority of senior citizens, you look for ways in which you can save money on your purchases. In other words, you might be inclined to subscribe to one or another of the various magazines that are on the market today provided you do not have to break the proverbial bank in the process. With the bills you already need to pay, you must be careful about taking on additional expenses.

Many magazines of different types offer reduced subscription costs for senior citizens. Indeed, some publications offer senior citizens a great deal on magazine subscriptions.

In addition to reduced cost offers from magazines directly, there are magazine services that have been set up specifically to cater to the needs and desires of senior citizens. These services allow a senior citizen such as yourself the chance to order from a wide selection of different magazines and save a great deal of money in the process.

Additionally, there are organizations that have been set up for senior citizens. An example of these organizations is the AARP in the United States. By joining this type of organization, one of the benefit’s a senior citizen receives is the ability to obtain goods, products and services at reduced costs. This includes the ability to order different magazine subscriptions through the AARP at significantly reduced costs.

In addition to being able to subscribe to these magazines through these organizations, groups like the AARP also publish their own magazines for the benefit of their membership. In many instances these organizations do not charge their members anything beyond the annual membership fee for receipt of these magazines.

In the end, there are many different opportunities through which consumers, including senior citizens, can obtain magazine subscriptions of all types. These subscriptions -- offered at reduced cost -- can be found in both the brick and mortar world and the Internet and World Wide Web. In the end, you can save a great deal of money on magazine subscription by accessing these various important resources.

Selasa, 29 Maret 2011

How to Plan the Perfect Spring Break Family Vacation

From time to time everyone needs some time away from their life. It does not matter if you are 10 years old and in 5th grade or 35 years old and working a full time job, to maintain good mental health you have to take the occasional vacation.

Some time around the beginning of April most public and private schools have Spring Break from School which is a great time to plan a vacation.

Most vacations when you have children become about them, and you wind up at places like Disney land or some other child orientated vacation spot, but what about you?

Las Vegas used to be known as an adult getaway where what happens there stays there. This is no longer the case. Over the past 15 years, Las Vegas realized that more money can be made from a family orientated city rater then just from gambling.

Many casinos started adding attractions for children like go carts and other amusements, and many other activities aimed at giving a child a good time, but the casinos also opened up day care centers, so parents can get some time to enjoy themselves as well.

I know when I would go to Disney World with my kids after the 2nd or 3rd day I was looking forward to getting back to work.

For the last several years we have been going to Las Vegas for our family Vacations over spring break and the kids enjoy it. They get to go on roller coasters, swim, play video games, watch movie the list really goes on and on for all the things they can do, and I get to spend a few hours ever day with my wife in the spa getting a message, eating in nice restaurants and playing some Blackjack in the casinos.

Since we started doing this I have seen my family grow closer. My wife noticed that I am in a better mood for the rest of the year after we get back from vacation. I am enjoying my job more and all in all life is just better.

Putting together a Los Vegas vacation is very simple to do. You can go to a travel agent, or do it yourself online. I have always preferred to go to a travel agent and just let them do it, but if you are trying to save money you can get some good deals online that a travel agent can't or won't offer you.

If you choose to do it yourself, it is easy to do. You can go to your computer and do a search for Las Vegas. You will see every casinos and hotel listed and you can go thru them one at a time and see what they offer for you and your family to do.

You will also see everything the city and surrounding areas have to offer, and there really are tons of fun things for everyone in Las Vegas.

I hope to see you and your family there.

Senin, 28 Maret 2011

Rising Gas Prices Have You Down? Work From Home And Save Money At The Pump

With soaring gas prices fueling the strong need to work from home, now is the perfect time to become the business owner you always dreamed about. Think how great that short commute to your home-based office would be for those of you who can no longer afford to travel. You not only save money, but you get to experience the thrill of being your own boss and earning the kind of money you know you are worth.

One of the top businesses to start at home today is virtual assisting. Virtual Assistants are highly skilled professionals who provide service from a home office to anywhere in the world. Through the use of high-speed Internet access, e-mails, fax machines, mail services, as well as many web-based applications Virtual assistants handle such things as publicity, Internet research, word processing, event planning, real estate transactions, legal briefs, medical transcriptions, proofing, editing, publishing and so much more. The Virtual Assistant industry is growing at an amazing rate and is regularly featured in such renowned media outlets as Time Magazine and CNN News.

And just who are using VAs? Just about everyone from corporate professionals to doctors or attorneys who rely on these professional assistants to keep their businesses running smoothly. Not to mention the authors and online shops that use VAs for their marketing and publicity. Putting their many years of knowledge and advanced training to work for them, these virtual assistants can take over administrative duties while executives concentrate on increasing profits—it’s a perfect fit!

How do you get started? Easy. Diana Ennen and Kelly Poelker’s book, Virtual Assistant - The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA (Another 8 Hours Publishing) and the new accompanying VA The Series Workbook Edition provides you with everything you need to get well on your way to a successful new career. This book has already helped thousands of administrative professionals start their business and now with the help of the Workbook Edition, others are soon to follow.

Here are some additional tips too:

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Minggu, 27 Maret 2011

Start A Crusade To Help Difficult People

Countless sad songs have been dedicated to lonely people who can’t seem to cope up with the world. A hit song in the seventies lamented that “sometimes it feels like you and me against the world.” For all we know, it might be that most of us think the whole world is against us in some way or another.

Difficult people are among the lonely. In their inability to cope with their surroundings, they are often avoided by other people.

But in their need for acceptance, they force themselves to be acknowledged by others. The conflicts that result make them difficult people to be with. And as more people end up being difficult, the number of lonely people in the world swells to multi-millions.

This is a most overlooked dire need that persists through the ages - it is deemed that many lives are destroyed more by this malady than by wars, famines, and plagues.

Anyway, we can start a crusade to help difficult people overcome their attitude by paying sufficient attention to them rather than by becoming curious on their personality alone. Helping a difficult person overcome his attitude means one less lonely person in the world. Think of what can happen if each of us “adopts” a difficult person. That will spell lots of relief to the rest of the world!

It is easy to conquer difficult people. You only have to make sure that you are not difficult yourself. It is quite hard to check yourself for difficult attitudes if you do not know what to look for. A checklist from experts who really conquer difficult people, or from those who have overcome being difficult, will help tremendously. The checklist may look something like this:

1. Do you like meeting and being with people?
2. Can you accept them as they are?
3. Do you easily forgive offenses?
4. Are you easily hurt by what people do or say?
5. How do you take life or work pressures?
6. Have you been abused?
7. Are you a loving person, and do you express love too?

Once you are sure that you are not a difficult person, you can start your crusade. You can help difficult people by:

1. Listening sincerely.
2. Being agreeable.
3. Being quiet most times.
4. Smiling.
5. Becoming an indispensable friend.
6. Correcting then without being obvious.
7. Teaching them to love through your love for them.

Help a difficult person and you make this world a better place to live in. Help some more and you are well on your way to building a paradise.

Sabtu, 26 Maret 2011

Press Release: Why SEO Experts Should Not Use Press Releases

Rumor has it that press releases are the next big thing in the SEO business, and many companies are spending top dollars trying to write the next big press release announcing the next big balloon breaking technology. But is this really the next big thing?

By definition, a Press Release is a kind of news item released by the company on whom the news is being reported. As such, you will have to compete with all the other press releases and hope that your will get picked up.

Why Will Your Press Release Be Trashed?
1) Unless you are writing a press release about Microsoft, Adobe, Sony or one of the other mega-companies, or at least about a company that is relatively well known, forget about it. Journalists and news editors receive thousands of press releases a day and there is no way that they will waste more than a quick glance. So why should you pay a company seven to eight hundred dollars for them sending your press release to thousands of editors and journalists when they are going to junk it anyway?

2) Unless you are announcing a truly revolutionary product or technology (which I assume you are not since you are only interested in using the professionally paid and written press release to boost your search engine rankings), whatever you make up or announce such as some new free deal or new portal offering something unique, your chances of being picked up are very slim. Yes, the PR companies will tell you that they have vast experience in writing Press Releases that will make yours stand out and get picked up but this is not accurate. The only way your PR is going to get picked up is if it truly is something out of the ordinary or something that no one has ever thought off.

3) Unless you plan to spend millions of dollars and then just by sheer volume your site will go ahead in the search engines, this is not a good option. Why? If you send a large number of press releases then these will be placed on the different PR companies websites main page. Since most of these home pages have a very high page rank, your site will get a boost. The question is whether this boost is worth the large amount of money you will put into the PR companies pocket. No it is not. Use that money to buy (though I do not recommend this) links from high-ranked websites and you will pay less and receive more benefit.

4) Any press release, even if it has been accepted, will remain on the different pages for just a short time, making the time and effort and even more so the amount of money you paid fruitless.

A press release is useful if you wish to contact the press and maybe get some free publicity, but it is of no use if you wish to use it as a tool in order to advance your website in the search engines.

Jumat, 25 Maret 2011

Life Advice: A Lost Friend Speaks

When my friend sensed that in a few weeks the light of life was about to be extinguished, and that there was no more hope for him, he called me to his side and said, "If only I had lived my life differently, I might not have felt such an emptiness now. Promise me," he caught my hand, "Promise me that you won't make the same mistake." And when I asked him what mistakes, he asked me to get a pen and paper and to jot down his last words. Here they are in condensed form:

1) Talk less; listen more.

2) Listen to your grandfather's stories about his youth. When he's gone, you will relive the bond through these memories.

3) Invite friend over for a snack or dinner even if the house is a mess.

4) Eat popcorn in the living room even though its messy.

5) Invite the friends who have children home. Don't worry about their children creating a mess.

6) Sit on the grass even though it dirties your pants.

7) Never buy something just because it lasts for a long time or because it is practical.

8) Stay in bed and at home when sick and stop pretending that the world cannot go one without me for a day.

9) Light up the wonderfully crafted candles and let them burn out. Better this than they accumulate dust in the closet.

10) Share life's responsibilities with a partner, not only expenses.

11) (Meant for Women) Instead of waiting for the pregnancy to get over, cherish each moment in your heart. Understand that the life in you is the only chance you will get to help god create magic.

12) Let your children hug and kiss you whenever they wish to. Don't stop them by saying things like: later, go wash your hands first, we have to eat dinner.

13) Say the following two phrases as often as possible: "I love you" and "I am sorry."

14) Stop worrying about who loves or and who doesn't or about what others have or don't have.

15) Cherish all personal human relations.

16) Play with a pet every day. Laugh and run with it and take part in all its antics.

17) Spend more time with the people who love you.

18) Stop sweating because of all the small details and problems of life.

19) Grab every moment, look at it and live it. That moment will never return again.

Her name was Susan, and she had one six year old daughter. Susan taught me these few basic ideals that I have tried to follow in honour of her memory. It has made me a better man, a much nicer husband and in general, a happier person. Even now I can hear her say that God has blessed each and every one of us, and that we should accept these blessings and strive to become stronger both physically, mentally and also emotionally. I will always remember what she said to me the last time we met: "Jack, you are lucky. Don't blow it."

Kamis, 24 Maret 2011

How to throw a poker run

My first motorcycle was a 1957 Harley Davidson. When I found the bike for sale I had no money, but I knew I needed to have this motorcycle. So I came up with a way to raise the money and throw a great party at the same time. I threw a Poker Run. The concept of the game is easy. Each person tries to make the best 5 card poker hand.

The way it is played is, each bike has to ride along a planed rout, every few miles there are checkpoints at each checkpoint along the way each bike must stop and receive a card. Along the rout there are 7 checkpoints, and at the end the rider with the best 5 card poker hand wins the prize

Over the years the poker run has been adopted to lovers of many different hobbies.

The poker run was originally an event bikers played on their Harley's, but over the years it has been borrowed by boaters and even runners.

Throwing a poker run is fairly simple but takes time and some not to hard work. The first thing you need to do is get approval from the towns that your poker run will go thru. There may be some paperwork and fees.

You will also need to make sure that at the end of the run is at a park or event hall. Depending on where you live you may also need a permit for the park.

Next you will need riders. By figuring out how much you want to have for the prize money and how much the part after the poker ride will cost you can figure out how many riders you will need and how much the entrance fee will be, but it should be no more then $100 per bike.

The next thing you will need to do is register riders. The best way to do this is to make a website, go to biker bars and biker events in your area. If you live in New York don’t go to Daytona Bike week to sign up riders, most people will not travel that far for a poker run. Try to get locals.

After you have registered the riders you now have to plan for the party. Along with registering riders for your poker run you should also sell tickets so friends and family can join in the party after the ride is over and the poker winner is declared.

The best way to advertise the party is on a local radio station and with posters around town. The more people you can get the more money you will have for a prize and for whatever cause you are trying to raise money for.

You can either, buy your own food and get some friends to help cook or you can look in the phonebook for a caterer and you should be able to find a caterer who will throw you a great BBQ.

Then all you need to do is wait for the big day and enjoy all the bikes, poker, beef and beer.

Rabu, 23 Maret 2011

Why are foreigners searching for Russian brides?

The reason for it is quite simple: in Russia they can find a better partner than at home!

When they say «Russian bride» they always mean «the best woman ever»!

But is it so?

Just check the websites of American expatriates living in Russia and you will confirm my words: Russian brides are looking for a husband abroad just because they want to meet a suitable partner that they failed to meet at home. They are not looking to immigrate. They just want to find their love!

The general reason for this lies in Russian demographics.

You know that men to women ratios differ dramatically between the countries. The latest figures from The Economist show that in United Arab Emirates there are about 186 males for 100 females. It’s clear the competition for eligible females should be stiff there. If you are a single male, the Emirates will be the last place in the world to look for an available woman - unless you live there, of course.

And what is the best place for a single male to look for the beloved one?

The lowest men to women ratios are in Eastern Europe!

Countries like Russia and Ukraine are on the top of the list, with only 88 males to 100 females. The latest Russian census provided astounding figures of 10 million more women than men.

There the situation is exactly the opposite way around: eligible bachelors are more precious than gold.

So if you are a single man searching for you love – Russia is the best choise for you!

More over Russian bride is unique by her nature!!!

By their personality, Russian ladies are tender and at the same time they are diligent, strong and hard-working, especially, when they do something for their family and people they love. In actuality, the Slavonic women are not spoiled with feminism. They are mostly family focused and traditionally, they obtain the knowledge of keeping happy family nest from their grandmothers. Those clever old-ladies teach their grand-daughters how to be kind, loving and caring with their future husband and children. The grannies pass on to their lovely descendants the secrets of cooking, sewing, knitting and house-holding. At the early childhood they start reading Russian national fairy-tales to their granddaughters. And those old and kind folktales mostly teach the morals and show the attitude of a Russian beauty to her man.

So if you want to find a woman that will love you forever – just visit Russia. And I'm sure you'll find there your destined.

Selasa, 22 Maret 2011

What To Look For When Purchasing A Grandfather Clock

A grandfather clock may be one of the most satisfying investments you’ll ever make. Such a clock adds a touch of refinement to a home, turning it into a showplace. However, if you’ve never purchased this kind of time piece before, you may be nervous about the process. Nevertheless, if you keep a few key things in mind, you should be able to find a clock that will suit your needs.

First of all, you need to assess whether you have the space necessary to accommodate a grandfather clock. In a small apartment, such a piece can seem overwhelming. However, in a larger home, it can appear quite stately. You should carefully consider the size and the weight of the clock before actually purchasing it. Also, if you decide to buy a grandfather clock on line, you will definitely need to know how heavy it is, since shipping costs for such a heavy item can be quite expensive.

You may want to initially search for a clock online. That way, you can examine colors and styles without leaving home. You can select from light, medium, and dark wood casings in order to find a look that complements your room d├ęcor. You can also comparison-shop in order to find the most cost-effective model. While prices can vary widely from retailer to retailer and from manufacturer to manufacturer, you can find a number of lovely, high-quality grandfather clocks at quite reasonable prices.

When browsing for a clock from a dealer, carefully examine each one for signs of physical damage. If the cabinet has been dented, it is far more likely that the clock will malfunction. Look closely at the weights and see if there is any evidence of scratches or other signs of disrepair. Such damage represents an important warning sign that the clock may not be in mint condition.

Before you make your purchase, be sure to check the warranty. Since a grandfather clock can be difficult to fix, you’ll want a model that’s built to last. You don’t want to have to deal with expensive repairs just a few months after purchasing your clock. You’ll also want to buy from a reputable dealer to ensure that you obtain a high-quality piece of merchandise.

Above all, when shopping for a grandfather clock, it’s important that you take your time and do your research. If you rush your purchase, you might regret it later on—particularly if you end up with a model that is in a constant state of disrepair.

Senin, 21 Maret 2011

Make Your Gift A Sweet Treat

Copyright 2006 Hali Shipon

Instead of being one of the crowd and sending a bunch of flowers, or a plant, why not be super cool and send a totally delicious Candy Bouquet Gift Basket? For those of you who have never heard of it, the best way to describe this fabulous present is that it is a floral type arrangement of a selection of sweeties and candies. The arrangement looks as pretty as a bunch of flowers, but has the huge added bonus of being edible and totally delicious.

Candy Bouquet Gift Baskets are gifts which are a surefire hit with anyone and everyone, male or female. It is bound to make a memorable impression and with such a wide variety available, it is possible to find something truly individual.

If you order from an online provider who offers a variety of types of Candy Bouquet Gift Baskets, you can be absolutely sure that the gift you send will make you the flavor of the month with the delightful recipient.

A Candy Bouquets are a truly delicious alternative to a more usual gift. They are often beautifully presented, dressed up with bright colorful accessories, adorned with ribbons and bows --- who could resist?

Almost any occasion is a good time to send a Candy Gift Basket or Candy Bouquet. They are bright and cheerful and guaranteed to brighten up that special someone’s day. Maybe you know someone who is ill in hospital? Or someone who is down because of a bereavement or a loss? What better than to receive one of these wonderfully cheerful and totally delicious gifts? To really sweeten the occasion, whatever it is, send a Candy Gift Basket or Candy Bouquet. Perhaps you just can’t find the right words to say to someone at a difficult time? The Candy Bouquet is the answer for you and will speak volumes.

Candy Bouquets can also be used as a company promotion tool. Small bouquets can be given away at trade shows and to people who are prospective clients. Candy Bouquets can also be used as fundraisers for your school or other charitable organizations. For example, a football themed Candy Bouquet Gift Basket could make a great fundraising item for your child’s school football team.

For the chocoholic (and we all know at least one of these people), what could be better than a sumptuous beautifully presented and tasty Sweetheart Bouquet? This comprises dozens of chocolates to delight your sweetheart, along with myriad other chocolate bonbons and treats. A truly sweet creation!

As if this was not enough, the chocoholics may also choose from this chocolate masterpiece --- the Chocolate Affair. This delightful, tasty Bouquet boasts a diverse selection of chocolates along with the ultimate in romance --- chocolate red roses. This Bouquet is a real treat for your beloved. A gift of this superb Candy Bouquet Gift Basket is sure to make anyone’s day.

Minggu, 20 Maret 2011

How Horoscopes Help you Win

Many people believe that by using astrology you can tell your future, and maybe it can not, but by following the advice given in Horoscopes many people find great luck, so how else can it be explained.

This phenomenon can be explained by the fact that if you believe it is true that you will have good luck on a certain day you probably will.

This does not mean that the prediction was right, but if you believe good things are going to happen to you at work, in your personal life or in a casino, you will give off a positive energy that attracts other positive energies and this will help good things happen.

Some people do not believe this theory either. They feel that if you believe good things are going to happen and they do it is because you were in a better mood and making better decisions which will bring about better results.

No one can tell how exactly gambling horoscopes help a person win in a casino, but the fact remains that they do help people win all the time.

Studies have been done to try to show exactly how horoscopes work, but no one has ever been able to come up with an explanation that seems believable. All they have been able to show is that the more you believe the better and more accurate the predictions will be.

This may be because if you really believe in the accuracy of the gambling Horoscope you will find things that you rationalize to make fit into the horoscopes prediction.

No one has ever been able to find any reason any form of prognosticating works, but people do believe in it and it is that belief in it that seems to make the things come true.

Studies have been done in the past and have proven beyond doubt that a person who has a more positive outlook will tend to have better luck and will generally be a happier person; where as a person with a negative outlook will constantly have negative events take place around them.

The only explanation scientists have ever given for this is to say that the average human only uses 10% of the brain and that the explanation for these events is hidden in the 90% of the brain we do not use, and that maybe if and when we learn the secrete for unlocking these areas of the brain we will then be able to get a better understanding of how all types of psychic predictions work.

But until then all I can tell you is that if you believe that the prediction will come true then it will come true.

By reading your horoscope and waiting until it says you will have a good day, then going to the casino to do some gambling you will greatly increase your chances of having a winning day and the more you believe it will happen the more it increases your chances of being successful.

Sabtu, 19 Maret 2011

Online Scams: How To Avoid Getting Fooled

Beware of the three ways of getting fooled into giving up your money through seemingly innocent money-making schemes. Scams are all around us and it can be found in every single area of life, but more so in such areas where the risk is greater such as when dealing with credit cards, bank accounts and other activities which involve sending or receiving money online.

The Bank/Credit Card Email Scam:
If you get an email asking you to sign up to your bank account or credit card through the email because your privacy is under danger or just to receive a free gift or something: BEWARE! Do not sign up through the internet address provided in the email. If the email does make you anxious, go to the bank or credit card site using the address you know already or through searching the search engines.
How Does This Scam Work?
The senders of the email know that only a very few will sign up but that is all they need. When you signed up to the bogus internet address, they got your user and password. Now its time for them to party!

The Missing Millionaire Scam:
If you receive an email saying that they represent a dead or missing former ruler, high-ranking official or businessman from an African, Gulf or even Russian: BEWARE! They offer you a chance to earn anything between one to five percent of ten to fifty million. And for your co-operation only. Don't get sucked into this, for though they speak of giving you money, they will receive cash and from your account.
How Does This Scam Work?
They will ask you for your bank details in order to transfer the cash and then they will use that to transfer a small amount. Now, once you trust them, they will ask you for more personal and secure details because they "need" that to transfer the entire sum in and out of your account. What they won't tell you is that they will transfer all the money out from your account: theirs and yours.

The Make Money Fast Scam:
This is the most innocent of the lot, but that is also why it is the most dangerous. These are so-called companies that advertise that if you only sign up and use their system, you will mint money. Please do not fall for such schemes. They will pay you some money but then once trust is built, they will fleece your bank account. Remember that quick money scams are the surest and fastest way to lose all your money!

Whatever you do online, always remember that the internet is not a safe place. Treat it like you would treat any other business venture and bring up your guard. If you play it safe and check out the companies before committing, you will be able to guard yourself against losing money to crooks.

Jumat, 18 Maret 2011

Life Advice: Looking Through a Window

Living in today's metropolitan world of cellular phones, mobile computers and other high-tech gadgets is not just hectic but very impersonal. We make money and then invest our time and effort in making more money. Does it end? Not usually because we are never satisfied. How many times have we convinced ourselves that if only we had some more money, life would be so sweet? But then, after receiving a substantial raise, we realize that it wasn't enough and that we need more?

What Should You Do?
I have read many books on life such as Robin Sharma's Monk says this and the monk says that, and they all seem to say that money is not necessary. But it is. Can you do without cash and a lot of it? I know I can't.

So, I went to the neighbourhood Rabbi and asked for advice that will help me find my true way in life.

The rabbi nodded and took me to the window. "What do you see?" he asked me.

Promptly, I answered, "I can see people walking to and fro and a blind man is begging for alms at the left corner."

The Rabbi nodded and guided me to a big mirror. "Now look and tell me what you see?"

"I can see myself," I man answered.

The Rabbi smiled. "Now you can't see anyone else. The mirror and the window are both created from the same raw material: glass, but because on one of them they have applied a thin layer of silver, when you look at it all you can see is your own reflection."

The Rabbi placed his arm on my shoulders. "Compare yourself to those two pieces of glass. Without the silver layer, you saw the other people and felt compassion for them. When you are covered with silver, you see only yourself."

I looked at the Rabbi and stared. "I don't understand."

The Rabbi continued. "You will become someone only if have the courage to remove the silver covering over your eyes in order to again see and love others." He patted me on my back and sent me on my way.

I have thought of what he said and come to the conclusion that he had a point. Yes. We need money and we should not aim to lead a moneyless existence; its pointless and will only cause us and our families many heartbreaks in the future.

Instead, I suggest that we should follow the advice the Rabbi gave me. When we approach life through a silver covering, all we are able to see is ourselves. But discard that covering, and you will be able to see and feel everyone else.

In life, we are allowed to and should be able to look at both kinds of mirrors, but we should remember that a mirror reflects only us; a window is the door to compassion, health and true wealth. In other words, seek wealth by all means, but don't let it dissuade you from life, people, children and the poor and needy.

Kamis, 17 Maret 2011

Types of Interview Questions

On the other hand, preparation is also needed by the interviewer for what questions to ask in order to make appropriate selection. There is general set of questions that are usually asked in most of the interviews. These questions can be categorized into seven types which include open questions, closed questions, hypothetical questions, leading questions, multi barreled questions, and behavioral questions.

The open questions are asked usually in the beginning of interview such as ‘tell us about yourself’? The interviewee can speak as much as he/she wants to describe himself/herself professionally. For answering such questions selection criteria and individual’s strength should be kept in mind.

Closed questions are those questions that do not provide enough chance for interviewee to speak apart from yes or no. These questions are asked in order to seek specific technical or factual information. The interviewee should make sure that he has understood the question completely otherwise he/she should not hesitate to request for clarification about the question.

In the hypothetical questions, a situation is created to assess the thinking abilities of the interviewee. For instance for a communication professional a questions could be like ‘what would you do if journalists calls suddenly for a query about your press release’? Such questions demand a solid knowledge about the subject matter.

The leading questions require logical answer. The interviewer may ask ‘this job requires working under pressure and meeting deadlines-do you have these skill? The answer should be more than a yes or no. It should be supported with the previous experience.

Multi barreled questions are two or more combined questions relevant to the same topics. Such questions can be confusing for the interviewee. In this case he/she may ask to recall the questions.

The last category of the questions, behavioral questions are asked to foresee the future behavior of the candidate in the light of past experience. It needs to answer with examples of past experience that how the particular skills were developed in the past and how it can benefit the interviewer.

There are some questions which should be avoided to ask for example personal question about the age, martial status, family background or height? Although such questions are necessary for the particular jobs for instance in army or air lines but the best alternatives can be asked instead of asking such questions directly, if an interviewer observes a candidate out of the job criteria for the reasons of his personal information.

Rabu, 16 Maret 2011

Reggie Bush

Born Reginald Bush, this California native came into the world in March 1985 in San Diego. He grew up in Spring Valley where his father worked as a campus security officer and his mother was employed by the county jail as a deputy sheriff. While attending Helix High School, Bush showed a big interest in athletics as he succeeded in both football and track. Nicknamed “The President,” Reggie later took his love of football with him as he went off to college. He has played a variety of positions as a member of the University of Southern California Trojans football team. Among them, running back, tail back, wide receiver, punt and kickoff return. Out of all positions, Bush is perhaps best noted for his status as a running back. In fact, he is believed to be one of the best, if not the best, running back in USC’s history.

Among his many accomplishments with the University of Southern California Trojans, Bush was presented with the Walter Camp Award, the Doak Walker Award, the Heisman Trophy and was named the 2005 AP Sportsman of the Year. As a political science major, it is clear that Reggie Bush is talented in both academics and athletics. His athletic talent was immediately noticed during his freshman season at USC, but became even more so during the years that would follow.

As much as Bush valued his collegiate years, he opted to decline his senior season in order to prepare himself for the 2006 NFL draft. On January 12, the announcement was made that Reggie Bush would declare himself eligible and is predicted to be the first overall pick. Many experts believe that the Houston Texans, who currently hold the first pick, will select Reggie Bush in the 2006 NFL draft. Souvenirs, apparel and collectibles featuring Bush’s likeness and jersey number are popular among football fans everywhere. The collectibles market is one of the largest revenue generating sources in any sport. Replica jerseys, one of the most popular forms of sporting apparel, is especially desirable.

Fans, both NFL and collegiate, can expect to see much more of Reggie Bush in the future. As his NFL debut most certainly approaches, eyes will be affixed to the news and the draft picks to see which team will ultimately select Bush. Whichever franchise offers him a spot on their national team, one thing is for sure. Reggie Bush is going places and the adventure begins in 2006.

Selasa, 15 Maret 2011

Simple Sources Of Alternative Energy

There is a lot of talk in the world today about the energy crisis and about ways that we can contribute to the solution. I don't know about you, but I get overwhelmed and tired when I hear about the nearly endless amount of problems that threaten our environment each day. I am tired of hearing about global solutions that are aimed at making massive changes. Instead, I want to hear about the small changes that I as an individual can make that will help our energy crisis. So I've done a little research for your sake and mine, and I've come up with a few basic methods of alternative energy that almost anyone can follow.

First, and rather obvious, is to drive your car as little as possible. I hate hearing about solutions that are so unrealistic that they will never happen. You know as well as I do that we cannot all stop driving our cars every day. But maybe, just maybe, we can all look for small and simple ways to carpool and to cut down on the amount that we need to drive. Do you have a neighbor that works with you? If so, then contribute to alternative energy by carpooling and leaving one of the cars at home. Or even better, look for every chance to walk or ride a bike. I think we get caught up in all of the scientific terms about energy resourcing that we forget the most true source of alternative energy: ourselves. The more we can use our physical bodies, the better health we will be in and the more we will be contributing to the international effort to save energy.

Other simple methods of going for alternative energy are to shut off lights during the day and let the natural light of the sun brighten up your room or office. I cannot tell you how many homes and offices I have entered in the middle of the day that had lights blaring while the sun was beating in from outisde. So take a good look around you and see what extra lights and other appliances you have plugged in that you really don't need to use. The chances are high that everyone reading this has a few small ways that they could save energy each day.

Looking for various alternative energy sources is what will save the world. Like candlelight? Then consider using candles to light your room at night while you read. The world may not be changed by one more order from the government, but it just might be changed as individuals do their part in helping find and use methods of alternative energy.

Senin, 14 Maret 2011

How to Start Your Own Small Business

Opening your own business can be a real big gamble. If you do not do your research well, you will wind up like most small businesses, and that is out of business in less then 6 months.

The most important thing to remember when opening up new business is the location. When doing your research for your new business you want to make sure you are the only business of your time in the area. If you are opening a video store you do not want to open near another video store. Remember if you are exclusive to the area, you will automatically get the business of those living in that area.

The next most important thing about opening a small business is you supplier. Do not have just one place to get supplies from, you should have several. By having more then one you can assure yourself that you are getting the lowest prices from them. And if they know about each other they will try to outdo each other to get your business.

Make sure that the products or services that you will be offering are desired, do not just decide to open up a store with out doing any market research is like playing craps, dangerous unless you really know what you are doing.

Advertising is important. Remember just like a casino you are trying to make money and not lose it. By spending some money on advertising you will increase your sales from your opening day. It is best to have a professional help you with your advertising rather then dong it yourself, there is no point in spending money on advertising if no one in your target demographic is going to see it. An example of this would be like using facial expressions to bluff in a poker game against blind players.

When picking your stock it is sometime better to have a better selection of items and maybe not so many of each item, this way you can see which items sell best and order more of those more popular items, and less of the less desired ones.

In business you should not try to open a business unless you already have experience running a related business. You may think you know how to, but to do it correctly you really need experience, after all if you were in a casino and looking to play poker you would not want a roulette dealer who is trying to figure out the rules as he goes would you? Chances are you would want an experienced poker dealer.

Depending on the type of business you are opening try keep your staff as small as possible, and if it is possible try to get friends and family to help you out. This will allow you to keep your costs low until you can really get a good idea of if you are making money or not. Once you are making money you can go out and hire people.

Minggu, 13 Maret 2011

How to Play Texas Holdem

Texas Holdem has become such a popular Game that most tournaments now days are Texas Holdem games, and there are even 2 or 3 television shows dedicated to the game. Texas Holdem is a 5 card poker game, but instead of each layer being dealt 7 cards, the dealer deals 5 cards in the center of the table, these cards are used by all the players to make the best hand possible. To make your hand each player is also dealt 2 cards and the object is to use the cards in your hand and the ones on the table to make the best hand you can.

There are 5 rounds of Texas Hold’em Poker and they are:
The Pre-Flop
The Flop
The turn
The River
The Showdown

During a Texas Holdem game between each round there is a round of betting, and is when players with bad hands may fold.

In the game of Texas Holdem the first round is the pre flop. During this round the big and the small blinds place their bets, the big and small blinds are the first two players to the dealers left. Before the players are allowed to look at their cards the small blind must place a bet of half the table minimum and the next player who is the big blind must place a bet of the table minimum and then the dealer gives each player their hole cards. The hold cards is the name of the 2 cards each player has that are exclusively theirs, these cards guarantee that each player has a chance to make a better hand then the other players, without them all you would have is the 5 communal cards.

In Texas Holdem the next round is the flop. This is when the dealer deals out the first 3 of the 5 communal cards. It is during this round that most players will fold; betting in this round is usually very conservative because 2 more cards are still needed and betting big on the chances that the cards you need are the ones that will appear is taking a big chance with your money, one that can coast you to bust out of the game early.

The third round is called the turn. The turn is when the dealer puts out the 4th communal card. At this point you can get a good idea of your chances of getting a winning hand and now is when the betting starts to heat up, and more people will drop out of the game.

The river is the last of the 5 cards to be turned over by the dealer. At this point all the cards available to make the hands have been put out, this is also the last time to bet before turning over the cards.

The last round of Texas Holdem is the showdown, this is when all players turn over their cards and a winner is declared.You now have all the information you need to start playing Texas Holdem.

Sabtu, 12 Maret 2011

The Automatic Champion

“Babe” Didrickson Zaharias was a phenomenal athlete. This Texan ran, jumped, rode horses, and played basketball and baseball—with tremendous flair.

In the Olympic tryouts in 1932, she won five first places in track and field events. In the games of that year in Los Angeles, she won a gold medal in the women’s 80 meter hurdles, a gold medal in the javelin throw, and a silver medal in the high jump.

After the Olympics, Zaharias turned to golf. Although she started from scratch, she won the National Women’s Amateur and the British Women’s Amateur.

The press hailed her as a “natural athlete.” They often referred to as an “automatic champion.”

But the real story behind Zaharias fairy-tale success was her painstaking diligence. Her success came from studied repetition. In every sport she undertook, she was methodical, deliberate, and persistent. She was neither “natural” nor “automatic.”

When, for example, she played golf for the first time, she did not automatically master the game. Instead she studied the game carefully, covering all its complex skill sets, under the tutelage of the finest golf teacher she could find. She looked at all the elements of the golf swing, broke it down into parts, then put it all together in a fluid movement.

Besides using an analytical approach to understand the game, Zaharias also locked the information into her motor nervous system through exhaustive practice. She would spend as many as 12 hours a day on the golf course, hitting as many as a thousand balls. Her hands would often becomes so sore that she could hardly grip her club. She stopped only long enough to tape up her hands before picking up the club again.

Zaharias learned to play golf the right way. She started out by hiring an exceptional teacher. She analyzed each part of the golf swing then put them all together in a fluid motion. She practiced for about 12 hours a day. She exercised self-discipline and self-sacrifice. And she didn’t doubt herself. Her previous successes had created an enduring self-confidence. She believed that if she applied herself she would be a golf champion. She proved this belief true.

Zaharias took a risk. She risked her reputation as an athlete by trying something new. She also risked the time and money it cost her to perfect her new sport.

Above all, she was methodical in the way she went about inventing herself as a champion golfer. She chose a gifted teacher, studied all aspects of the game, and put her new knowledge into practice, converting theory into motor learning, coordination, and stamina.

Jumat, 11 Maret 2011

Types of Coffee Pots for Coffee Fanatics

Coffee drinking is a regular practice in almost every culture. People love various tastes of coffee from very strong to light coffee. Whatever be one’s taste, there are various types of coffee pots are available to suit each one’s needs. Various forms and sizes of coffee pots are available in diverse materials. You can make different tastes of coffee using various styles of coffee pots.

Coffee pots are one of most essential kitchen appliances. A broad range of simple and elegant coffee pots are available for casual or formal use. Coffee pots can make strong or smooth coffee based on the materials. Special clay coffee pots can enhance the taste of coffee. You can choose from a array of coffee pots including glass coffee pots and traditional coffee pots. Antique coffee pots are usually made of stone or clay and these requires little more care. Small coffee pot can brew a single cup of coffee, as large coffee pots can equal to twenty cups of coffee.

Drip maker is the most favored and most widely used type of coffee pot nowadays. The drip maker coffee pots come with lots of features like alarms, clocks and timers. In a drip maker, place coffee in a filter and then set it in a container which holds the water. The water is heated and pumped to the filter and coffee is dripped to the pot. The water temperature can be managed internally. Drip makers are available with two sorts of filters - basket type filter and cone shaped filter.

Percolators are one of the popular types of coffee pots. It is one of the old coffee vessels available in the market. These are used to make brew mild coffee. Two popular types of percolator coffee pots include stove top percolator and electric percolator. Vacuum coffee vessels are also available in many styles. Other varieties of coffee pots available include thermo fresh type coffee pots and satellite type coffee pots.

It is important to choose a coffee pot that suits your needs. Size is also an vital feature you have to consider prior to buying a coffee pot. Single cup coffee pots are ideal for family use. Coffee machines with temperature controls and detachable filters are more convenient choices. Coffee pots with timer option in which automatically shuts down after a certain time ensure safety features. You can locate coffee pots in various price ranges. Branded coffee pots are generally costly. You can get cost-effective coffee pots through online shopping.

Kamis, 10 Maret 2011

The Revolution? Is It About You?

Do we have freedom? Do we seek it? Power is within more than just one thought! It takes a passion for what you really want, and to touch that mountain top, it is far away! Or is it?

The power of the net may be in your hands! You just never knew it! Picture the fastest car in the world and your in it! How is that possible? Is it a dream? Can you do more?

If I say anime, what do you feel? Is there just one wrinkle in time? One person said, "We Read to Know We Are Not Alone". If knowledge is power, then we know each other! Do you have it?

To have a moment in time to write and reveal the freedom of thought is a miracle. When you read this, what will make you think? What did you just realize? That is for you to know.

The Revolution is whatever you want it to be! May it be a choice or may it be the perfect timing. Will there be a movie that does not take your ticket? Just a thought.

The very thought of a Revolution goes back to one time. If we take the timeline, It will give us significant events before, during, and after the war. Google has more answers, then time will give you. The revolution begins!

Do we need all this knowledge or do we just need money? We have become seekers of knowledge, that if we know the right question, then we can find something new. Is the past repeating itself?

Does Harvard University test to know? Why would a person write to reveal secrets? There is an old saying. Get ready!

"Genius, that power which dazzles mortal eyes is oft, but perseverance in diguise." --- Henry W. Austin

If your stuck in a rut and you think it is possible to get out. You must read and seek the answer waiting for you. MaGyver was a show back in the 80's, that I watched as a teen. "There is no problem, without a solution" He said! That was a long time ago. Do we have the solutions?

Are we what we think? You sit there and think, that it will be just one more day. It could be more than one day! Stephen King could knock on your door, instead of Ed McMahon with one million dollars!

Is there a deal or no deal? I love Howie Mandel and I think it is possible to win! Do we have a deal? Game shows and Elimdate find us looking and we know why! Has boredom lost its touch!

The internet has us typing for everything we want! Are we ready for what it will reveal? Howard Stern has Satellite? I guess life is easier!

Rabu, 09 Maret 2011

Men’s Formal Dress

When you receive an invitation card for the formal party, this may be a sign that you are having a move up your career path or it is your first formal charity event. As you read the invitation you see listed among the details "black tie". Does that mean you need to wear a tuxedo? Will a suit do just as well?

If you want to feel comfortable and impress your host, determine what formal attire is expected based on the terms used in the invitation as well as the many choices available to you.

1. Black Tie is a common reference to a formal affair. If the invitation specifically states 'black tie' you WILL be expected to come in a tuxedo. You do not have to wear a black tuxedo - a grey tuxedo would be equally acceptable.

You may also prefer to add some color or distinction to your outfit by choosing a cummerbund, vest and tie that is a patterned or solid color. Choose a sophisticated cuff link and finish the look with black patent leather shoes.

The variety of styles available today allows you to customize your look with the cut of the coat, the color of your accessories and they style of neck wear. Depending on the event and your hosts you may determine if too much self-expression would detract from the evening. If you are unsure it is wise to stick with traditional black and white.

2. White Tie is the most formal dress request. It requires a strict attention to tradition and does not permit the guest to deviate from an accepted standard.

A White Tie event requires the men to be wearing a black, full dress tailcoat, wing collar shirt, white pique vest and tie. You may also wish to add such elegant touches as a top hat, cane and white gloves.

3. Traditional (or Formal) Morning Attire - Another take on formal wear for day time events is the traditional morning attire. The most formal suit is composed of a grey cutaway coat, striped trousers and grey vest with a wing collar shirt and ascot. Less formal dress would substitute a Stroller coat; lay down collar shirt and four-in-hand tie.

For non-traditional formal wear at a day time event you can wear a black or grey tuxedo or even a white tuxedo for warm weather events.

4. Semi-formal allows the guest to wear either a black or grey tuxedo or a suit. Seasonal appropriate colors can be used for day time affairs.

Selasa, 08 Maret 2011

How to Find a Good Inexpensive Hotel

When going on vacation somewhere you have never been it can be hard to find a good quality Hotel working on a budget. So here is a guide to help you find a good place cheap, so you don’t have to worry about where you will stay.

In my life I have done a great deal of traveling, and I have many nightmare stories about the things that have happened to me in some of the cheap hotels I have stayed in. I remember once I was ok a ski trip and half the floor in my room actually dropped about 6 inches. I woke up and my head was lower then the rest of me and was confused for several seconds before I managed to come to my senses. Lucky for me the room was on the first floor. On another trip, the police raided the hotel looking for illegal immigrants, and there was noise all night long. It was probably quiet the next night, but I did not stick around to see.

Finding a good inexpensive hotel should not be a gamble. The best way to find a good hotel is to go to a place you have been before, but assuming that is not an option the next best thing is from someone who has been there.

If you know someone who has been to the same vacation spot as you are planning on going, ask them about the place they stayed, the worst that can happen is they tell you they hated it or that it was too expensive.

But what if no one you know has ever been to where you are going to be? Unless you like to gamble, you can't just make reservations anywhere, if you are looking to gamble on something play blackjack or poker in a casino, but don’t roll the dice with the place you are going to use as your home base for your vacation.

Use the internet to look for hotel reviews. There are many websites that have reviews from people who have stayed in the hotel. Now one mans hell may be another mans heaven, but at least this way you can see that 5 people stayed there and said it was fine and two said it was not good maybe these 2 people were the exception.

Or maybe the two that did not like the hotel were in town for business in an area popular with tourists. This can be an annoying situation when everyone around you is partying and you are trying to sleep, this is one of the reason why no business is conducted in Daytona Beech during Spring Break.

Talking with a travel agent is always a great way to assure your happiness with your lodgings, and helps keep the gambling in the casinos and out of your room.

A good thing to do is to make sure to ask lots of question on the phone with any hotels you are considering staying in.

Senin, 07 Maret 2011

Time For Reflection

When was the last time you stopped to reflect upon your life??

I was recently sidelined with a fall so have had a couple weeks when life has taken a decidedly different course than I am accustomed too. I’ve had to take a back seat and learn to accept life as it comes for a little while.

Friends have been great to volunteer their services with meals, rides and dog walking duties. Even my pets have been extra solicitous. As a results I’ve had great cause to think about the wonderful things which my life provides.

Friends. When was the last time you stopped to think about those you can truly call friends. I remember growing up that my parents told me that I’d find I had fewer friends the older you got. This is one time when I have to say this is not true of my life. Because I have been open to others I have experienced positive developments in more than one relationship.

Health. We live in a society of increasing sicknesses and ills yet we are among the most healthy nations of the world. My fall required two separate trips to the hospital for diagnosis and medication. Although the wait in an emergency room is never pleasant, the staff treated me kindly and with respect and the doctors were knowledgeable and attentive. I am extremely grateful for medicine which has eased my pain and the easy access we have to professionals who can help us.

Happiness. I have experienced considerable pain and discomfort over the past few weeks. Many would react to this circumstance with very negative feelings. I have found exactly the opposite. My heart has opened as I have been able to feel the warmth of others and I have appreciated the opportunity to reflect on the good things in life. In spite of the negatives which have come from this experience I can say I am very happy with my situation. The world often reflects back a bleak picture of life and we start to expect that things must always be rosy for us to be happy. I have learned that happiness comes from within as we traverse the vicissitudes of life and find ourselves with the choice of reacting in either a positive or negative manner.

Are you happy with your world? Do you appreciate the many good things which life has to offer?? Take the time today to reflect and you’ll be surprised how much many reasons there are to keep going.

Minggu, 06 Maret 2011

Subliminal Messages, Potentially An Important Tool

Subliminal messages have many uses. Some are good and many are bad. Since I am a positive person I want to in the next few paragraphs think about all of the potentially good uses of these messages to our sub-conscious.

First though you need to understand the power of the human mind and how much what you think affects your outcomes. Think about all the ways that positivity makes good things happen. In sports is a great example. Especially at the elite level it isn't the athletic ability that separates those guys and gals. What separates them is their mental game. How strong are they under pressure, how much can they push themselves, do they think that they are going to be successful or fail? In every case it is those athletes that don't even think about or worry about failure that are wildly successful. So what does this have to do with subliminal messages? Right?

Well as sports psychologists have looked into the differences between successful and unsuccessful athletes they have found something very interesting that goes on in the human mind. They have found that attitudes about winning and failure are not right on the surface of the conscious mind. It makes sense too because their sports don't allow much other than the immediate action fill their conscious mind. So how are the good athletes positive? Well psychologists have found that they have an all encompassing positivity about life in general not just their sport. This positivity resides somewhere in their subconscious minds which is exactly where subliminal messages have their effect.

The cool thing is that this isn't necessarily a permanent thing. This is cool for athletes that are very talented but just need a boost in the mental game and it is especially good for the sports psychologists because they wouldn't have a job if it weren't for the ability to train someone to have a winning attitude. Various techniques are use such as conscious visualization of success in their sport, or cognitive behavioral therapy which trains a person to make positive assumptions in their conscious and subconscious minds, and subliminal messages which they have found is a great way to provide athletes with the mental edge of positivity that resides mostly in their subconscious.

Sabtu, 05 Maret 2011

The Essential of Good Psychic Readings

There are many questions that can arise in a person's life that cannot be easily answered with the standard methods of a physical reality. Matters of the spirit in particular require seeking into that area of our existence that is called the soul. For one who is not confident in their own intuitive abilities there is the option to acquire a psychic reading from a person more experienced with the psychic phenomena.

Finding a competent and, above all, real psychic is essential to gaining a useful understanding of these matters. Because psychic ability cannot be measured in a scientific way, finding the true psychics among the charlatans and confidence artists can be difficult. There are a few ways to determine if the results of a psychic reading can be trusted as useful information.

A true psychic will at once focus on your problem, not on how much they are hoping to be paid for their efforts. While the trappings of the mystic can help set a mood for accessing the psychic levels of understanding, they are not a necessary element. A psychic of real ability can divine as easily from a saucer of ink-stained water as an expensive crystal ball. Whether the psychic you choose seeks their answers from tarot cards, runestones or even a trance state meditation, the interpretation they offer should be clear and understandable. Someone who goes on about "signs and portents" or uses scare tactics to warn you about things only they can shield you from are most likely making it up as they go along.

Life is not always safe and a true psychic will tell you if the reading shows a danger in your future. However, the true psychic will attempt to direct you to an understanding of how you can correct the situation. A true psychic understands they are only a tool for you to improve your own life and condition by pointing out things you may have not seen for yourself. A true psychic reading should inform you of how a situation was created to bring you to this point and offer options for how to resolve it. No psychic should tell you what to do.

It is essential that a good psychic reading be presented in ideas and terminology that you can understand and can relate to. When you get a psychic reading, you should be allowed to ask questions about the results. A true psychic knows they are acting somewhat as a psychiatrist in that they help you use the information gleaned from the psychic reading to take control of your own actions regarding the matter at hand. A true psychic reader will help you do this in a way that makes you feel comfortable about your own decisions.

Jumat, 04 Maret 2011

Impress With Great Birthday Party Invitations

My philosophy in life is simple: if you are going to do something, then take your time and do it well. This goes for almost everything you do. If you are going to cook a meal for your family, than cook a great meal. If you are going to get in shape, then take your time and make a great fitness plan that meets your needs. In the same way, if you are going to throw a birthday party for a friend or family member, than take your time and make it an extra-special birthday party. Start with sending great birthday party invitations.

Birthday party invitations are important because they are the first piece of a party that anyone sees. People will be much more likely to get excited about your party if they receive a unique and exciting birthday party invitation. A great birthday party invitation sets the stage for the quality of the birthday party. Great invitations usually signify a great party, just as boring invitations give a clue to the level of excitement a party will have. If you're like me, than you think in themes for a party. Think about the honored guest of the party. Use their likes or dislikes for the theme of your party. Make sure that all of the details of the party fit who the person is. Your birthday party invitations can be the first step of making your theme come alive. No amount of attention to detail is too much when you are planning a party for someone you care about. Let the birthday party invitations reflect the person you are throwing the party for.

Don't go for normal birthday party invitations. Go out of the ordinary and choose unique and creative birthday party invitations. You and each person who receives them will be glad you did. If you have the time and energy, consider making homemade birthday party invitations. There is nothing as unique as something that is originally made by you.

If you're looking for ideas, pick up a couple of magazines. See what ideas you can get for color combinations, texts or ways to decorate your birthday party invitations. Starting with other ideas will help you to move quickly to your own. Use other peoples' creativity to spark your own.

Birthdays are special events. Let everyone know just how special they are by sending great birthday party invitations.

Kamis, 03 Maret 2011

Why Did We Lose The Vietnam War?

How is it that we lost the Vietnam War? We the most powerful military in the world’s history, with technology that far exceeds all other countries and made mince meat of several other and larger countries in wars before this? Well I sure can’t believe it and frankly it makes me mad. I have some ideas of why it went so badly over there and that is what I want to talk about in this article.

The Vietnam War was a sort of humanitarian assistance program that slowly drew us into a war that we weren’t expecting. We were trying to help a fledgling democracy and were actually fighting the communist regimes and attitudes of the day. We in effect were fighting the beginning of the Cold War. So there was more at stake than the country that we were fighting for and that is what got us into trouble. We should have simply went after the real enemies from the start.

Anyway we also went in without a clear objective. We wanted to do a good job while not sacrificing life. This went on to a fault and ended up costing a lot more life than it should have. You see we as a country back home was not real into the conflict as a rule and didn’t really understand what it would take to do the job right. This was the fault of our government entirely. Only when the troops got into it were they able to see what it was all about. They were persuaded that the Vietnam War was worth the loss of life when considering the championing of life and liberty but the public in America who were very shielded and lied to had a harder time. This also coincided with a rebellion of the young people against the cultural values that had gone before them of hard work, discipline, and responsibility for something other than our own individuality.

So it was the military fighting both the enemy in the Vietnam War and also their own home country’s citizens who were sticking their nose where it didn’t belong and not understanding the investment of life for liberty. I don’t know about you but I have a tremendous respect for those who went to do a job that was very worth it to champion liberty and democracy and were dying for it all the while their own people were against them too. It makes me angry and I worry that this conflict in Iraq presently is going the exact same direction.

Rabu, 02 Maret 2011

U.S. Needs Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The immigration debate is once again dominating the news as members of Congress focus on the long-neglected problem of fixing our country's failed immigration laws.

American lawmakers are now at a critical point. Enforcement-only legislation won't work and hasn't worked. Previous efforts to solve this problem by focusing exclusively on border security have failed miserably.

In fact, during the past decade, the U.S. tripled the number of agents on the border, quintupled the budget, toughened our enforcement strategies and heavily fortified urban entry points.

Yet during the same time period, America saw record levels of illegal immigration, porous borders, a cottage industry created for smugglers and document forgers and tragic deaths in our deserts.

We must learn from our mistakes, not repeat them. What we need is comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform that deals smartly with the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living and working in the U.S.

Most are relatives of U.S. citizens and lawful residents or workers holding jobs that Americans do not want. People already here who are not a threat to our security, but who work hard, pay taxes and are learning English, should be allowed to earn permanent residence.

The Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act, introduced by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and others, includes the necessary components of reform and provides the basis for fixing our system. It combines toughness with fairness, creating a new temporary visa program that provides a legal flow of workers.

This "break-the-mold" worker program would significantly diminish illegal immigration by creating a legal avenue for people to enter the U.S., something that barely exists today. Current immigration laws supply just 5,000 annual permanent visas and 66,000 temporary visas for essential lesser-skilled workers, in no way meeting the annual demand for 500,000 such workers.

In addition, reducing the decade-long backlog in family-based immigration would reunite families faster and make it unlikely that people would cross the border illegally in order to be with their loved ones.

Congress and the administration must act wisely as they weigh their choices. We've had enough "quick fixes" that have made an already unworkable system worse. We cannot control our borders -; or enhance our national security -; until we enact comprehensive immigration reform.

Deborah Notkin is president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. - NU

Selasa, 01 Maret 2011

Power Cells As Alternative To Oil

As oil and gasoline prices rise, much hay is being made regarding the possibilities of power cells as a solution to our oil addictions. Here’s a basic primer on power cells.

Power Cells As Alternative To Oil

More than a few politicians have argued that power cells have the potential to cure all our energy problems. They argue power cells offer clean, efficient alternatives to the gasoline and oil burning combustion engine we all use in our vehicles. They also argue that switching to power cells will go a long way to dealing with global warming issues since this form of power does not produce the greenhouse gases seen with oil products. Instead, they produce water and heat. For once, the politicians may just be right for once.

Power cells use hydrogen or hydrogen derived sources to create electricity. Much like a single solar cell is not particularly good at producing power, a single power cell produces a fraction of the energy required to power most things of consequence. Like solar, the cell must be combined with others to get the necessary production. Temperature and the pressure of the hydrogen are also factors. To really make things work, such as a car, most power cells are actually a combination of hundreds or thousands of sub-cells. This, of course, results in problems of storage and stability. The more cells there are, the more space they take up. The more cells there are sitting next to each other, the hotter they get.

The current problems with these hydrogen power cells are numerous. They do not produce power on a cost-effective basis. They have not proven to be particularly durable, which means the need to replace them fairly frequently runs up the cost of owning them. A practical, but significant, problem is how to store and provide the hydrogen to users on a daily basis. Hydrogen can be unstable, which makes for big, pretty and expensive bangs. Most of these problems, however, will be overcome as technology progresses.

Once technology advances, the applications power cells can be used for are nearly endless. They can be used to run your laptop or your car. They can be used to provide electricity and heat in your home as well as your business. In our technology crazed society, they will even power your cell phones. If it can be run on electricity, power cells should be able to make it work.

Power cells aren’t the current answer to our oil problem, but that may change in the relatively short future.