Computer Use by Seniors Eases Loneliness

Computer Use by Seniors Eases Loneliness

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More and more seniors are catching the ‘computer bug’ and taking the plunge to go online. The active baby boomers have grown up and become active seniors looking to get out and explore the world around them. The Internet and computers in general, have opened the doors to many avenues of entertainment and excitement for these seniors. No longer are they resigned to the playing of shuffleboard or canasta with their friends for their entertainment. Now with the aid of computers and the Internet they can play these games and more over online connections with people from all over the world. While learning to use a computer is still one of the biggest challenges to many seniors, many of them, when they learn to use a computer, cannot believe that they were ever worried about it at all.

Some seniors have expressed nervousness when it comes to learning how to use a computer and interact with others over the Internet. They are doubly proud when they cannot only learn to use a computer but can also manage to send emails and use computer programs without any outside help at all. While some seniors may have had some experience with computers in their past employment, most are learning the basics of computer use for the first time from the ground up. It is quite an ordeal at first for many people who find it all a bit overwhelming. This quickly passes though as … Read more

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Major Contributing Factors That Affect Indoor Air Quality

Major Contributing Factors That Affect Indoor Air Quality

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Today, indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important environmental consideration.
Because we spend approximately 90 percent of our time indoors, we must do everything possible to improve the air we breathe. During the energy crisis of the ’70s, Americans began to tightly close their workplaces and homes in order to conserve energy resources. Currently, many families have both parents working, with less cleaning time in the home. Ventilation and cleanliness play important parts in maintaining good air quality; although, the indoor environment is impacted by many factors.

Among the factors that may impact the quality of the indoor air in your home is the air drawn from outside through an air conditioning unit. Other factors may be tobacco smoke, radon, and cooking odors, as well as renovating and redecorating products, such as wallpaper, furniture and cabinetry, carpet, paints, varnishes, particle board, wood finishes, caulking, and adhesives. There are many sources of indoor air pollution in any home. Additional items include combustion sources such as oil, gas, kerosene, coal, and wood. Building materials and furnishings as diverse as deteriorated, asbestos-containing insulation, wet or damp carpet, and cabinetry or furniture made of certain pressed wood products. Included are products for household cleaning and maintenance, personal care, or hobbies. Add central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices; and outdoor sources such as radon, pesticides, and outdoor air pollution. Interior products in the home have the potential to impact the indoor air … Read more

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Men of the world need to take a stand

Men of the world need to take a stand

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It’s high time you got connected. Now there are several ways to meet single women online. One of these ways is by joining chat forums. You can find the lady of your dreams by seeking out Internet forums relating to your own personal interests and hobbies. Or checking out local dating forums. You can meet others from your area in no time flat. The wonderful aspect of this is that you can’t foul up your words. After all, you are typing them. That’s a lot of weight off your shoulders men. And let’s not dismiss chat rooms. This is the classic Internet connection. When chat rooms hit the cyber-scene in the 1990s, teens and adults were all over this new-age way to converse with peers. Tons of total strangers were meeting and dating after having extensive online conversations. It sounds a bit crazy, but it’s totally real. Lonely men were finally encountering other lonely single women just like themselves. It was a perfect connection.

If all else fails, you should try the modern dating websites. There are a number of these at your fingertips. You can find single women that literally share your interests and goals in life. The commercial for eHarmony.com says it all. Many happy couples have met this way. PCs and Macs are not just for computer geeks. They’re for everyone who’s seeking single women or single men to share their life with. What have you … Read more

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Dating Do’s and Dont’s – Getting a second date

Dating Do’s and Dont’s – Getting a second date

First Date: Do’s and Don’ts

Remember that you only get one chance to make the first impression.

1) Ensure that you are listening as well as speaking.
2) Smile
3) Maintain eye contact, but don’t stare – this is an agressive act.
4) Don’t spend the entire date talking about yourself. Ask questions about his job, family, friends, goals, pets, hobbies and interests. You will get all the information you need to know if you ask questions and then listen.
5) Don’t ask yourself is the man I want to marry on your first date. Don’t look at her as if she has no clothes on.
6) Be safe.
Use your good judgement. Always remain in public and take your cell phone.
7) Make sure you tell a friend where you are going.
8) Don’t get drunk. You will more likely to make bad judgements.
9) Look your best.
10) Don’t give away too much personal information.
11) Don’t talk about your ex. This is the fastest way NOT to get a second date.
12) Don’t be late
13) Be yourself.
14) Don’t act desperate, even if you are.
15) Pay attention. Listen for inconsistencies in the conversation. Watch for bad behaviour. Ie drinks too much, aggressive or confrontational.
16) Don’t talk about your weight and dieting.
17) Don’t talk about your girlfriends.
18) Turn your mobile phone off, or have it on vibrate, but DO NOT answer it.
19) Keep … Read more

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The Who, What, When, Where and Why of Retirement

The Who, What, When, Where and Why of Retirement

In the newspaper business, when a reporter wants to find out all about a case, they always ask the big five questions which are who, what, when, where and why. If the reporter can get these basic questions answered about any story, that is considered good research.

We can use the same approach as we begin to process the idea of retirement planning. It would be a mistake to only look at retirement planning as strictly a financial step. If all retirement consisted of was a change to where you get your money, that would be one level of change. But retirement also brings with it big lifestyle changes and changes to your priorities and how you use your time. So it’s a good idea to prepare for all of the changes retirement brings by asking the big five questions.

Who will you be retiring with is a very important question because your mode of living is going to change in every way imaginable. That man or woman who has been part of your life for so many decades will now become central to every move you make when retirement puts you together every day all day. So you should think that through and decide how you want to arrange your time so both of you still have your own interests, activities and friends but you can also enjoy a new closeness that retirement affords you.

What you will be doing … Read more

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Sell Your Knowledge: Turning Your Hobby Into Profits

Sell Your Knowledge: Turning Your Hobby Into Profits


Everyone has a hobby of some kind – most people have several.
There are people who collect stamps; people who make scrapbooks or create graphic designs with their digital photos; people who love horseback riding, hiking or bicycling. Maybe you do something that you don’t even know is considered a “hobby”. Technically, anything that you engage in for fun that is outside of your occupational activities is considered a hobby- so chances are you have lots of hobbies!

Have you ever considered turning one of your hobbies into a business? You may be surprised at how virtually any hobby can be converted to profits, and without tremendous overhead or ridiculously high start up costs. What’s even better, you aren’t required to have a specific product to sell! In fact, you can make your knowledge your product to sell.

If you participate regularly in some sort of hobby, you are bound to know quite a bit about it. If you make scrapbooks of your family and friends, then you probably have extensive knowledge about where to get the best deals on your scrapbooking supplies, and how to create special effects on your photo album pages. Maybe you have magazines and websites that you refer to all the time for inspiration. You have the personal knowledge of what it took to get started in the hobby. For example, scrapbooking requires that you have access to supplies like paper, stickers, glue, photo albums and scrapbooking … Read more

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Lonely? Try Online Dating Services

There has been an influx recently of trends and services available in the market to get the right partner for you. There are the 2 minute date services where you can get to know a person by just talking for a couple of minutes, and then there are the online dating services where you subscribe online and meet your prospective partner via the Internet.

Online dating services are the latest trend in match making. If you are lonely and can’t seem to find the right partner for you, subscribing to an online dating service website is for you. You may think that online dating may sound a bit weird or sometimes outrageous. You might even prefer going the traditional way by going on blind dates.

However, online dating services are growing in popularity. Many people consider it as a much more convenient way to meet someone or to meet their potential lover or partner. In short, online dating service is somewhat like a virtual community where people, meet, socialize, chat and get to know each other without actually meeting in person.

Think about it, you can actually get to know the person you are interested in without even meeting him or her personally. It is much more convenient than going on a blind date and you can also meet a lot more people than going out on a traditional date. Online dating allows you to meet several people at once. This means meeting people and getting to know them is … Read more

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Tips on Collecting Canadian Stamps

Tips on Collecting Canadian Stamps

Stamp is one of the most popular hobbies among Canadians. Canada has great respect on Stamp collecting which dates back to as early as the 17th century.

Canadian Stamp collecting is no different than stamp collecting of other countries. The only difference is that, most Canadian stamps depict intense social issues and such is one of the hallmarks of Canadian stamp collecting.

These social issues translate to understanding among various social events in the community, the country, and the world as a whole. Canadian stamps tell stories about these events without bias for they promote understanding and resolution.

This apparent uniqueness among Canadian stamps is what makes Canadian stamp collecting an enjoyable one.

To appreciate the value of Canadian stamp collecting the article uses the cardinals in exposing various information regarding collecting inventories and start possessing some of the most-sought stamps of the world.

The Cardinals

The purpose of this article is to enrich reader’s views regarding stamp collecting, especially collecting stamps the Canadian way and how these information will affect you in your future decisions regarding this hobby.

Possession is the rule of the game. Most people would have to spend thousands, while others could spend more, just to get the latest releases and “antic stamps”.

On May 10-12, an auction will be held for the mint collection of Sir Gawaine Baillies of British North America which will be held in New York.

More than 1400 stamps dating from 1851 to 2000, will be … Read more

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Handle Your Stamps Like a Pro – Stamp Tools and Their Uses

Handle Your Stamps Like a Pro – Stamp Tools and Their Uses

Stamp collecting is one of the most stimulating and enjoyable hobbies in the world. And though it may not seem as exciting as most people picture it to be, there is a quiet, and almost otherworldly exhilaration and satisfaction to be gained from such a collection.

And while many hobbies require very expensive equipment, stamp collecting requires inexpensive and readily available equipment to enjoy. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to set up you collection, not to mention straightforward and engaging.

Stamps have a certain amount of history and culture attached to them, and that makes them so fascinating to collect. You are brought face to face with different cultures and different time periods. Browsing though a stamp album is pretty much like browsing through history itself.

If you are serious about starting and maintaining a good stamp collection, you cannot be without the following tools.

Stamp Tongs – Stamp tongs are specially designed tools that look like tweezers. That given, you may be tempted to ask whether tweezers would do instead. The answer to that is a resounding “No!” Stamp tongs are built with blunt edges as opposed to the angular, sharp edges tweezers have. Tongs are especially designed to pick up and handle stamps so they do not damage or mark them in the process. Stamps, although they used in heavy duty postal service, are actually sensitive artifacts.

If you are tempted to handle … Read more

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Husband

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Husband

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Some may argue that women have the more difficult job on Valentine’s Day.
This is because there are many websites dedicated to finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your wife for girlfriend but there are considerably less resources dedicated to helping a woman to find a great Valentine’s Day gift for her husband. This can make shopping for your husband very difficult. However, this article will hopefully provide a few ideas for women who are looking for the perfect gift to give their husbands on Valentine’s Day.

One great gift idea for a woman to give to her husband on Valentine’s Day which is often overlooked is a gift of flowers. Flowers are one of the most popular gifts for men to give to women on Valentine’s Day but women often do not even consider giving flowers to men on Valentine’s Day. This is a shame because men receive flowers so rarely, if ever, that they are very likely to really appreciate a simple gift of flowers from their wives on Valentine’s Day.

Another great gift idea for women to give to their husbands on Valentine’s Day is something that really reflects his personal interests or hobbies. For example if your husband is really into following a particular sports team, you might consider buying him tickets to a game or a piece of memorabilia. For a man who has an interest in an activity such as fishing, you might consider … Read more

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Boost Your Child’s Communication Skills

Boost Your Child’s Communication Skills

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Kids come home from school and plop down in front of the television, play video games, or surf the Internet.
What happened to reading a book, coloring or writing in a diary? As these hobbies fall by the wayside and more passive forms of entertainment take over, children’s written, verbal and social skills can take a tumble, too.

“Laying the groundwork for good communication skills is essential,” said Dr. David Brinkman-Sull, clinical child psychologist at Laurelwood Counseling Centers. “Making it fun for kids to share their thoughts and feelings helps them learn one of the keys to developing healthy relationships in their lives.”

American Greetings and Nickelodeon have teamed up to help kids develop communications skills while entertaining them at the same time. Their new product line, Nickspressions, uses the interactivity, games and Nickelodeon characters they love. Products like Chatterboxes, Smell-a-Grams and Mini Note Totes were created with Nickelodeon’s trademark elements of surprise, irreverent wit and whimsy in mind.

“Nickspressions was born as a relative to those little classroom valentines kids love so much,” said Jeffrey Conrad, American Greetings creative director and mastermind behind the program. “We wanted to give kids that excitement all year-round.”

Other Nickspressions products include:

* Fashion Statements: These funky interchangeable “slap bracelets” hold a jewel charm with tiny notepads inside, featuring instant messaging lingo.

* Secret Message Decoder: Complete with two decoders, mini pens, code card storage and card reader, this clever kit enables kids to give their … Read more

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Teen Dating Tips

Teen Dating Tips

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Introduction
No doubt that at some part of your life so far you have had a crush on someone, maybe that is why you are here now.
You might also be here to find out how to tell what true love is or how to tell if he/she is the “perfect” match for you, well to be totally honest, noone can tell you who mr/mrs perfect is, and noone can tell you what true love is, because “true love” and “perfect” both mean different things for different people.
There are also two different types of love, I got taught these by an ex-girlfriend and didn’t really understand them at the time.
Type one is “loving” someone, anyone can love someone, but love is just a word, and I love my mates/mum/sister/etc but it doesn’t mean they are my perfect partner.
Type two is “being in love” with someone, the main difference with this one is that its not just a word, it’s a feeling, a feeling that you feel for a certain person. Being in love is the one that makes your heart jump into your mouth, the one that gets you excited everytime you see them, and being in love is the most important thing in a relationship, if you have two people that are totally “in love” with each other then the chances are they will have a long, strong and happy relationship.
Teen Dating PT2 – What’s What
As if life is … Read more

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Get to read Online dating stories and learn more

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Are you looking forward to a successful date? Are you planning to take a man or a woman out for a date? Are you feeling anxious of how the date would be? If you are not sure o what to expect, then you should first read on what to do and know the options you can decide on. This is an article which contains some dating tips and advice on how to have successful dates online.

Online dating has existed for years and its popularity is vastly increasing. More and more singles are into this kind of dating scheme because they say that it is more practical, convenient, and can save you time. There are hundreds of dating sites that can help you find the girl or man of your dreams.

There are online dating sites that showcase and tell about their members’ online dating stories. This is one way of encouraging other people to try online dating and to socialize with thousands of people across the world. Whether you prefer Asian, British, American, or German, they are all contained in one site that you can join too. And if you are lucky, you might just be the next person to tell about your own online dating story.

Since the internet started, the online dating sites are already there. But most people back then had the misconception that online daters are those who are so hopeless and desperate in life. This is not at all true, even the … Read more

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YouTube Ripper

YouTube Ripper


Rank ltd released a new version of DrmRemoval Video Unlimited with one more additional feature.
Now with DrmRemoval our clients are able to download video files from well known all over the world website YouTube.

Download and convert movies from YouTube is easy as never before. Single click on Internet Explorer toolbar button and selected movies are downloaded to your PC.

YouTube contains a wide variety of movie clips, TV clips, and music videos and amateur content. On YouTube everyone can watch video online. Also it is possible to upload your own video to a worldwide audience. People can find some videos about their hobbies or to connect with other users who share their interests.
With new version of DrmRemoval Video Unlimited our clients have no need to search some ways to download their favorite videos from YouTube. Now they are able not only protect, and convert audio and video files with DrmRemoval Video Unlimited, but also to download YouTube videos.
And what is important that to do this is amazingly simple.
Users need only to run YouTube video file and to click “Rip YouTube File” buttons on their Internet Explorer toolbar and the selected video will be saved to their PC in any format they choose.
Furthermore, our clients are able to use their lovely YouTube videos on the handheld device like iPod, PSP, cell phone, Pocket PC, and other devices.
So with a new release of DrmRemoval Video Unlimited users can easily download YouTube video files, … Read more

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Living Your Passion

Living Your Passion

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We all begin thinking about what we’re going to be
when we grow up at a very early age. As we grow and
learn more about ourselves and life, those career
ideas change and grow.

As we experience new relationships, hobbies and events
in our lives, we develop interests and ultimately we
become passionate about some of them. It’as these
passions that make the stressors of life dissipate.

What may have been a passion in our twenties may very
well change in our forties, or fifties, or beyond. We
may find that the career we chose in college no longer
satisfies our needs, once our basic needs have been
met.

While once our passion was making enough money to pay
the bills, our passion in our fifties may become a
desire to help others. As we’be developed personal
skills, we may find that we are gifted in public
speaking; what could be better than talking about your
passion and making money at the same time?

Unfortunately, many people fail to live a life filled
with passion. Fearful of rejection or of success keeps
many people from pursuing their dreams; many people
simply don’t have enough faith in themselves to reach
for the stars.

What makes you happy? Do you have a hobby that you
just can’t get enough of? Take the step of writing
down any way that you could make money at doing your
favorite thing and try it in your spare time. You… Read more

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Keeping an Eye on Your Vision

Keeping an Eye on Your Vision

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It’s common sight everywhere-baby boomers extending their arms and straining to read menus and newspapers. While this may be a normal part of aging, other more serious eye diseases often occur as we age; many without noticeable symptoms.

Today, nearly one-third of Americans over 40 have a vision problem. And some of these vision problems, like glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration, can cause permanent vision loss if left undetected. What’s more, the number of blind or visually impaired Americans is expected to double by the year 2020 as baby boomers age.

“It’s important for adults to visit an eye doctor if they notice any change in their vision, especially if they are over 40 years of age,” said ophthalmologist Elaine G. Hathaway, M.D. “Some sight-threatening conditions have no early warning signs and can only be detected through an eye exam.”

Undetected vision problems often lead to a loss of independence, preventing Americans from driving, engaging in their favorite hobbies, reading and even performing chores around the house. The good news is that an eye exam can detect many sight-threatening conditions before vision loss occurs.

The Vision Council of America recommends that Americans 40 and older receive regular eye exams to ensure good vision and overall health. Make sure to talk to your eye doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:

• Cloudy or blurry vision

• Colors that seem faded

• Poor night vision

• Double or multiple vision… Read more

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Boyfriend

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Boyfriend

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Many women are often excited about the thought of buying a Valentine’s Day gift for their boyfriends. However, when they actually start shopping for a gift, they often run into a few problems. The most significant problem is they have trouble coming up with a gift idea which they think is both appropriate for Valentine’s Day and is also appropriate for the current state of the relationship. In many cases the biggest problem is that women do not realize that men most likely do not view Valentine’s Day in the same way as women. Women put a great deal of importance of Valentine’s Day when they are in a relationship but most men do not feel as strongly about this holiday and do not have expectations which are as high. This article will provide some gift ideas for women to give their boyfriends on Valentine’s Day.

For a relationship which is rather new, choosing a Valentine’s Day gift for your boyfriend can seem like a daunting task. However, it does not have to be. One of the best ways to select a Valentine’s Day gift at this point in your relationship is to carefully consider your boyfriend’s interests in selecting a gift. Instead of trying to find a gift that will be symbolic of your feelings, try giving a gift that your boyfriend would appreciate for any holiday. He is not likely expecting an ornate gesture of love so a simple gift … Read more

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Hot rod car clubs, what they’re doing, current events

Hot rod car clubs, what they’re doing, current events

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All special-interest lobbies have their followings, and Hot Rod devotees are no exception. Every week in every major metropolitan area across America, you can count on at least a few enthusiast-run clubs meeting up to do what gearheads of all tastes do: race, swap parts, cruise around on lazy weekend afternoons, fill a major venue with its very own auto show, or simply hang out and eat.

Some Street Rods clubs are dedicated to certain cars, others to cars of a certain make, others still care not at all. Many have restrictions on age – that is, of cars that are too young. “Young” is an elastic term, and in some cases can stretch to mean anything produced before 1948. Banned, just like that.

Speaking of age, enthusiasm for transportation of decades past tends to be shared by those who can remember them. Most members of these clubs belong to certain generations, and X and Y are’t among them.

The west coast (especially the south end) has supposedly always been the center of car culture in general and hot rodding specifically. Here are some of the many organizations in Southern California alone, whose very names often paint a telling picture of what to expect:

– Classic Cruisers

– Roam’n Relics

– Sultans of Long Beach

– Ventura Vintage Rods

– Bean Bandits

– FoMoCoMofos

For a full directory encompassing all like-minded clubs as well as those for Mustangs, Camaros, … Read more

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Gardening to Relax

Gardening to Relax

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When you find a hobby that interest you it can be a way to
relieve stress or to get away a little while from your
troubles.

Hobbies can build self esteem and give you something that
you can accomplish on your own and for yourself. Gardening
is also considered a hobby for some.

There are several reasons why gardening can help you relax.
Usually you feel better if you can separate yourself from a
stressful situation and that can be accomplished by doing
something that you like.

Gardening can build self-confidence and it can raise self
esteem. When you grow a garden you can feel satisfied
knowing that you created something important and special.

Gardening can also get you out of the house to
enjoy the fresh air, which is very healthy.

Gardening can be done outdoors or indoors, depending on
where you live and your physical limitations. Even those
with disabilities can benefit from gardening in several
ways.

Gardening can be easy to do and it may have a positive
affect on someone who is normally depressed or sad. They
may feel like they are unable to succeed in anything or low
self-esteem.

Gardening for themselves can instill all of the positive
feelings that someone may need to get them back on track.
Watching something grow has a positive affect on everyone,
but especially the one that is growing in the garden.

Growing a garden inside during the winter months is a great
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10 Essential Ingredients For Finding The Perfect Flatmates

10 Essential Ingredients For Finding The Perfect Flatmates

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Can you describe your perfect flatmate in less than 30 seconds? If you’re having trouble, help is on the way. The good news is you’ll be able to find the right flatmates for you by creating your own “perfect flatmate recipe”.
By creating your own recipe, you’ll be able to find out which qualities are important to you, which in turn will help you decide whether a person would be suitable as a flatmate. The ingredients or factors that form part of this recipe will always be the same regardless of your current situation. It’s just a matter of finding the right combination of ingredients that will help you find the perfect flatmate for you. As each person has different tastes, there’s no right or wrong answer as everyone’s idea of the perfect flatmate is different.
When putting together your recipe for the perfect flatmate, simply take these ingredients, stir, and add your own twist.
Gender
Do you wish your new flatmate to be male or female? Consider the gender of existing flatmates and how a male or female could affect your existing household.
Age
Will new flatmates need to be in the same age group than you or existing flatmates? People of different ages often have different living patterns, interests, and viewpoints.
Smoking Habits
Do you prefer flatmates who are non-smokers or a living environment where flatmates can choose to smoke? The smoking habits of current flatmates and their … Read more

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How To Start A New Business – Five Major Hints

How To Start A New Business – Five Major Hints

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1-What is the main mistake committed by many entrepreneurs when starting a new business?
Every new entrepreneur dream of launching a new product that is a total novelty, a boldness of thought and a fruit of his intelligence and creativity. He knows many stories of entrepreneurs who got rich with a new good idea. However, they forget that most of new companies die in their first year of life and the number of failures is much higher than the number of success. Do not start a new company to show your creativity. Save your money and avoid frustration.

2-How to choose the right type of business?

Recommendation # 1

Copy what other successful companies are doing until you know the market quite well. Summary:

-Do not innovate at the very beginning of the company.

-Never offer new products at the start.

-Advertise the same way your most successful competition.

-Sell successful products or start business similar to already successful business.

-Use the same advertising media as the most successful companies are using.

-If you try to sell a product that few companies are selling, your chances of success are very few.

-There are many successful stories of products that were real novelties but for every case of success, there are hundreds of failures. However, large corporations achieved most of those successful products after a long series of failures.

Why the above recommendation is correct?

1- Because brilliant ideas … Read more

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Sell Yourself on MySpace

Sell Yourself on MySpace

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MySpace is a wonderful online community which is free of charge for members. Members of this service can create personal websites which can be used to tell other members of the community about their interests. Additionally, members can include pictures, video, and music on their websites. Members can also include a blog on their website which they can use to express their opinions, share their thoughts or vent about their personal affairs. All of these different components of MySpace enable members to let others learn more about them. The purpose of creating a website on MySpace may be to find career opportunities, just make friends or network with those who share their business interests. In all of these cases it is important for the individual to really sell themselves through their MySpace website so others will be interested in joining their group of friends or learning more about them.

Launch Your Career with MySpace

MySpace was created as an online community for people to make new friends, and connect with existing friends but it has turned into so much more. Some have found they could launch their careers through MySpace. While those with aspirations in the entertainment industry are most likely to be the ones who market themselves through MySpace there are others who have more traditional careers in mind who include resume type information on MySpace in an attempt to find a new job or career.

In either case the MySpace website should … Read more

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Can Technology and Sewing Get Along?

Can Technology and Sewing Get Along?

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Some old-fashioned industries are leveraging the internet and technology in ways that just were’a possible only a few years ago. Sewing has always been a bigger market than you would think. However, the latest technology makes this $8.7 Billion dollar market seems like it has been given a whole new life.
“It’s quite amazing to think where all this is heading, ” Said Tom Michaelson of Tomssewingguide.com.
Most people think of sewing as something their grandmother did to fix their buttons on their shirts. More think that sewing patterns are for the small hobbyists. These days, sewing is a whole lot different. The collaborative spirit of the internet has made all hobbies easier to enjoy. Banks of free sewing patterns exist all over the internet. Yahoo groups, and private email lists have helped sewers connect with each other all over the world. The revolution is here.
Even Singer (the company that makes Singer sewing machines) has a website. If a company as old and respected as Singer has made an investment in the online world, the web is definitely here to stay. Furthermore, many of the big retailers have at least experimented with custom made clothing. High speed data lines allow measurements to be taken at the local mall with the custom sewing and tailoring done thousands of miles away.
“I think this might be just the beginning. The world’ of opportunity that technology opens up to everyone is mind boggling” said … Read more

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5 Ways Moms Can Make Money With A Home Business

Does the idea of starting your own business from home sound appealing? Has found the right one stumped you? Do you often think that if you could make money at home you would be one very happy person? Then read on and see how easy it is to make money with a home business.

Make Money with Your Interests
Everyone is born with a special talent that sets them apart from others. Your job is to figure out what that talent is and find a way to turn it into a business. One lady I profiled in my book, “The Stay-at-Home Mom’s Guide To Making Money” had always liked horses. When she was younger she didn’t have a horse of her own, so she would groom and feed other people’s horses just for the chance to ride. Now that she is an adult, she has turned that interest into a pet-sitting business. While she takes care of the smaller critters, she has picked herself in the area of horse care.

What Are Your Hobbies?
Are your hobby candle making, painting portraits, herb gardening? These are all great home businesses just waiting to happen, and you don’t necessarily have to produce these items to make money. Maybe you could start a newsletter on the subject of your hobby for others just like you. Maybe you could sell supplies to other hobbyists or businesses. Or maybe you could write a book on the subject. Once you start brainstorming you’ll be surprised … Read more

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Unique “For Me” Valentines’ Day Presents

Unique “For Me” Valentines’ Day Presents

Uncommon gifts constantly create an eternal feeling on the receiver’s mind. These gifts do not have to be tangible or materials. Uncommon gifts can be in a form of experiences and memories. It is something that a person would cherish. These gifts also can come in life inspirations just like wishing to change for the better. It depends on how the person perceives the importance in life. Remember, love is a gift from the almighty above. Love is not a thing, it’is a feeling.
Why is it necessary to give uncommon gifts to you? Well, this is because you should love yourself in the first place! Valentine’s Day is not just for couples nor for lovers nor friends nor families. The first important is to celebrate with yourself. It has been said that you cannot love others when you do not love yourself. Therefore, give the best gift for yourself because that what defines you.
Now, what are some of the most unique “for me” gifts come Valentine’s Day? As mentioned above, these gifts are not necessarily materials or things. You can opt for gifts that will leave memories. Below are the fifteen fun ideas. The first three gifts are more on personalized gifts and the rest are adventures that worth a memory.
Gifts scrolls
Gift scrolls always make an elegant impression. The scroll’s appearance is like painting and it is designed to be framed. It also includes your first name, its meaning, history, … Read more

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1300 PLR Articles

1300 PLR Articles


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Internet Marketing – 75 articles
Basics of Investing – 25 articles
Online Dating – 25 articles
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Health and Fitness Pack – 25 articles
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* 50 articles about Bathroom-Accessories
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* Adware and Spyware
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* Acid-reflux
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* Body … Read more

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Christmas Shopping for Distant Relatives

Christmas Shopping for Distant Relatives

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It may be really simple to Christmas shop for close relatives who you see often and know very well. However, when it comes to shopping for relatives who you rarely see because they live far away, it can be significantly more difficult. There are a number of factors which contribute to the difficulty of this situation. First of all it is difficult because if you don’to see the relatives often you may not have a good idea of their current interests or hobbies which would simplify the shopping process. It is also difficult to Christmas shop for distant relatives because you have to consider the cause and complexity of shipping the items to the relatives. This article will offer a few ideas for dealing with Christmas shopping for distant relatives to make this complex situation more manageable.

An unfortunate reality is many people live quite far away from many of their relatives. Relatives may live thousands of miles away but they are still people you love, and care about, and Christmas is an excellent time to express your love for them by sending them a Christmas gift that tells them you are thinking of them. However, despite your best intentions, it is often difficult to Christmas shop for a distant relative. This is because you may not keep in close contact with the relative and may not know their current hobbies or interests. You may not even know their current clothing sizes. They … Read more

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Take Up Sports Collectibles As A Great Pastime

Take Up Sports Collectibles As A Great Pastime

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When you are young and have the burning power of youth inside of you, you can enjoy a wide variety of hobbies. Young people enjoy active sports like football and weightlifting. But, once the years start packing on, it becomes harder and harder to get involved in these types of sports. For many people, this is a depressing sign of their oncoming old age. However, it is a natural thing that happens to everyone, and you should not be depressed by the fact that you can’t play with the younger guys any more. Instead, you should adapt your hobbies to be more suitable for your personality and your physical ability. To do this, you can start collecting memorabilia and collectibles that will remind you of the sports that you love so much.

You may have heard about someone spending millions of dollars on a baseball card of a piece of memorabilia, and this might have turned you away from the idea of gathering collectibles. However, this should not even be a factor. Million dollar deals like those are extremely rare and only carried out by those who have a lot of money to waste. The truth is that anyone can get started in the collectibles industry. It doesn’t require a lot of money and it does’t even require a lot of time. All it requires is the desire to start getting some items that will remind you of the sports … Read more

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The Coin Collecting Hobby Industry

The Coin Collecting Hobby Industry

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Coin collection is one of the most prevalent and widespread collecting hobbies in existence. The hobby of coin collection is very old, and perhaps one of the only hobbies that can make you rich (however, the probability is very small). Hobbyists collect coins for a wide variety of reasons. Some collect coins for the aesthetic appeal of different coins, and their engraving artwork or shiny appearance. But at the same time, many collect coins for investment purposes. Coin collecting hobbyists always feel that coins have long shelf lives, and a very low chance of depreciation. It is not possible to see so many collectibles that are many hundreds of years old.

Like other markets, the coin collector market also underwent major changes in recent years. 30 or 40 years back, the coin collection market was in the hands of professionals and dealers or resellers, who also controlled the values of coins. Today the scenario has changed; now investors and enthusiasts have taken over the market of coin collection. Internet auctions have also played an important role in snatching the control of the coin collector market. Now it is not necessary to know details of a coin in order to cultivate the hobby of coin collecting. The only thing that is important to know is that the grading of coin is done according to the appearance of coin.

In older days, there were special shops in which you could find different types of coins. … Read more

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Home For The Holidays (3)

Home For The Holidays

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This time of the year is supposed to be happy. A time when family is warm and welcoming. A time for loving and feeling loved.
We watch the annual TV specials which emotionally choke us up. We watch those traditional, mushy movies like Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life which bring sentimental tears to our eyes. We watch those heartwrenching Hallmark commercials which make us sob dramatically. All of these portray the ideal and they always end happily.
But real life isn’t like that.
Watching and listening to all the hype and sweetness reminds many of us of our losses. We think of the things we won’t have this year, or any year ever again. The holiday season is actually the season of much depression and sadness. Just imagine for a moment how many losses a person of 70, 80 or 90 may have endured.
To help us understand those losses, here is a partial list.
Hair
Energy
Parents
Taut skin
Hearing
Stamina
Career
Muscle
Eyesight
Mobility
Attendance at house of worship
Hobbies
Figure
Friends
Car
Siblings
Independence
Spouse
Finances
Choice
Lifelong collections
Personal belongings
Purpose
Home
If the depression persists into the new year, get help from a mental health clinic.
To voice the losses and the feelings can sometimes release them. Spend some time with elders this season and listen to their stories.… Read more

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