Archive for March, 2009

Recruiting On The Internet

Posted By Marv Beller on March 31, 2009 @ 2:56 am
by Marv Beller

Employing suitable professionals for your job openings is time consuming and costly, as well as quick and easy. It’s merely a matter of good resources management. Do you have any idea of the number of free job boards where you may advertise your job ad are there? Thousands, I guarantee you that, believe me.

Now permit me demand attention to help you find a job board with zero costs. Making use of Yahoo is the most direct and efficient way of constructing a detailed list of no cost boards where to publish your job position, benefits, skills needed etc.

This year will prove itself very difficult for a lot of market segments and for lots of people. Getting a workplace, not to mention a better one, will become more and more time consuming. So, if you are a company owner, it means that you are granted more variants to get the specialist you need.

Don’t let the time pass by and be the first in uploading the news that you need people. In difficult ages, even well-trained staff may get let home, so you have the chance to hire them by your side. Upload your company details on all free job sites you can get to. The more you have, the merrier.

Throw nothing, keep all resumes, but store them in good order. A CV of an interesting person, which may appear useless today, can be opportune next year, if you’ll have a new job opening in that segment of expertise. It’s piece of cake to ask a assistant gather all CV details you receive in a spreadsheet for future reference.

That thing may be strange because of the monetary hurdles. Here it is in brief details. There’s non questionable proof of that. Those who are more cautious stand more chances to win the game. Knowledgeable persons are hunted by everybody, therefore you could make sure you have all it takes to convince them join you.

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Getting Traffic to Your Blog ~ A Couple Easy Steps

Posted By Jackie Lee on @ 2:54 am
by Jackie Lee

Once you have a blog and are getting some traffic you want to hang on to the traffic you are getting. You want to connect with them and make them repeat visitors to your blog. Here are some effective strategies for connecting with your blog readers.

Email is a great option for traffic. You can use it a couple different ways. You can burn a feed with feedburner that will allow people to subscribe to your blog via email. This will let them read your posts in their own email. You can also start building a list of readers with an autoresponder. When someone subscribes to your list they give you permission to send them emails. This can be a quick teaser message about your latest post to get them to come to your blog.

Have people opt in. When you give something to your readers for free, as long as it is something they are interested in they will give you their email address. Once they have done this you have the opportunity to send them emails. You can send them more free material, like a course related to your subject, but you can also send them affiliate offers which will make you some money.

Understand your readers. Conduct a simple survey for your readers to understand their profile and advertising preferences. Ask consumers to give you feedback on a post, an ad link, or a trial that you shared. In this way, it is like interviewing your readers without the commitment and intrusion of a face-to-face interview.

Join the club. The club of blogs that is. There are quite a few blog networks around where you can get together with other bloggers in your niche. By joining these networks you can swap links, and end up sharing traffic. You can get some good feedback on your blog as well as new ideas for topics to blog about.

Use RSS. RSS is the fastest growing technology on the Internet today. As such, having RSS feeds to your blog is definitely another means of generating awareness for your readership base. Having a variety of feeds can add interest to your blog site.

Whether you are blogging for fun or money the reader is still an integral part of the equation. If you fail to add him in you will end up losing. You can keep your readers involved in your blog by using any or all of the techniques mentioned in this article. If you do you will find you have happy readers, spreading the word about your blog, and more and more traffic heading your way.

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The Causes and Home Remedies for Eczema

Posted By Lucille Green on @ 2:49 am
by Lucille Green

Numerous people believe they have discovered the cure for eczema but that is not the case, as yet, but the result in of eczema is in all probability related to the body’s own immune system. There are a number of things that can start an episode of eczema and these will vary from one individual to another. For the sufferer, putting up with the red rash that itches must be bad enough but the skin can become unsightly as well as painful. Unfortunately, for affected individuals who have a more bad form of eczema, the skins surface can become blistered and bleeds often becoming so bad that the skins surface cracks.

Over the years many eczema remedies have been tried and claimed to be a remedy for eczema but even today while there are numerous interventions, it is still a matter of trial error to find one that works for each person. Because it is connected with the immune system, some individuals believe that the immune system needs to be strengthened by the use of a healthy well balance diet. This idea stems from the belief that often the all the body requires is good nutrition and not medical intervention.

Often the vitamin A is deficient in the sufferer and this can cause an eczema flare up and that beta carotene supplements in the diet would be a remedy for eczema. The ideal food to rectify this lack is green vegetables and because eczema is considered an immune-disorder, a healthy diet with ore green vegetables might be a way to help remedy eczema.

The more holistic the cure for eczema is the better for the person as those will not interfere with the body as chemical based solutions, nor will they make the disorder worse. Often antihistamines are used as an eczema relief but it is possible for them to interfere with the bodies histamine output causing an adverse effect and making the disorder worse so it is worth checking the possible results before they are used. Creams purported to be a cure for eczema are often just very good moisturizers which can be used to help prevent and reduce the eczema disorder.

Hydrocortisone creams which are steroids can clear up eczema quite clearly but should be used sparingly and with caution as the best way to stop eczema is to find out what activated it in the first place. Some sufferers swear by herbal curatives and that they are a cure for eczema because they only hold holistic components. Sorbelene moisturizing lotion containing avocado oil, oatmeal paste and other herbs is one of those creams that claim to help the sufferer.

Ground oatmeal can be added to a bath as a natural cure for eczema as it is claimed to be a wonderful way to treat mild to serious eczema. Regular bathers with eczema know to not stay in the bathtub for too long and to apply emollient while they are still damp to seal in the moisture and stop the skin from drying out to quickly. Oatmeal is known to relieve itchy skin surface thus allowing the already damaged and inflamed skin time to heal but other studies refute the use of bathing, suggesting that a tepid shower is preferable as too much water aggravates the disorder.

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Carriage Clocks – Gifting An Heirloom

Posted By Marie-Louise Figeaud on @ 2:49 am
by Michelle Berichard

The first traveling clock was invented and sold by Abraham Louis Breguet. General Napoleon Bonaparte of Paris, France was the buyer of the clock in 1798, prior to his departure for the Egyptian campaign. Today, there are many companies in existence that make authentic reproductions of both the original carriage clocks, and also those of the esteemed clock designers of the early nineteenth century.

Luckily, there are authentic reproductions of carriage clocks that are available today, as well as those that are restored antiques, originating from the 1800’s. These clocks had a distinct purpose when they were originally invented. They were intended to help travelers in horse-drawn carriages keep track of time. Hence, the name carriage clocks.

The majority of the carriage clocks marked the hour with chimes. Some played songs, and some even contained a distinctively loud bell that sounded each half hour and hour. Some of the reproductions of today often use batteries, instead of the more costly spring-driven design.

Many of these restorations, as well as original clocks, have found their way into the homes of those decorating with antiques. The four countries noted for the collectible Carriage Clocks they produce are France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium. The French clocks were noted for being especially elaborate. They are usually placed on the fireplace mantel as more of an embellishment rather than because the owners have a need for a timepiece in that particular spot.

Some of these companies have been making Carriage Clocks for many years. Companies such as Roderick Antique Clocks, Montpellier Clocks and L’Epee. These companies buy high-quality antique clocks, lovingly restore them, and sell them. Most of the clocks are chosen for style, proportions, color and originality.

Roderick Antique Clocks originated in 1975. They deal in antique clocks, as well as barometers from the 1700’s to the 1900’s. The clocks originate from England, France and Germany. This company prides itself in its methods of painstakingly restoring these clocks to their original condition. A collector can browse their online collection of over two hundred clocks that include carriage clocks, French mantel clocks, longcases, wall clocks, and others. One can find clocks from original designers and clockmakers such as Marti, Winterhalder, Jacot, Le Roy, Lenzkirch, Drocourt, Dent, Japy Freres, Marc and Hoffmier.

Montpellier Clocks came into existence in 1958. They are widely known for their skill in the restoration of authentic antique clocks. Only the highest quality clocks are chosen by this company for complete and careful restoration. They have clocks for sale that were made by Windmills and Whitehurst, William Dutton, George Graham, E.J. Dent, John Ellicott, Edward East, Charles Frodsham, Henry Hindley and countless other clock makers.

The L’Epee workshop was founded in 1839. They began making the movements, escapements and finally complete Carriage Clocks. Today, as in the last century, they maintain a production of quality and precision by continuing to use the methods of traditional horology.

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Pink BMX – what to look for when buying a Pink BMX

Posted By Andrew Sutton on March 30, 2009 @ 2:49 am
by Andrew Sutton

Things to consider: Who will be riding the BMX bicycle? How long will Junior ride this BMX bike before he graduates to a mountain bike, or loses interest altogether and picks up a skateboard? How important is a brand name?

Even with more expensive BMX bicycles, the price can be inflated for a fashionable bike or one that’s endorsed by a popular pro rider, even though it may not offer any better features or construction than a cheaper model. There’s much less differentiation of quality among brands than advertising and certain salespeople would have you believe. This is particularly true of less-expensive BMX bikes, many of which are made in the same factories overseas and then painted with different companies’ logos. So, much of the purchasing decision will come down to you or your child’s riding preference, his or her need to follow fashion, and of course, the amount you are willing to spend on a bike.

A Good BMX Feature: They usually feature 36-spoke wheels and should come equipped with knobby tires for better traction. On a BMX bicycles usually require only single, rear wheel brakes. Depending on the type of BMX riding you’re interested in, BMX racing bikes need to be lightweight as well as rugged.

Freestyle BMX bikes, on the other hand, are ridden on the street so you’ll want smooth tires and 48-spoke wheels for increased strength. The handlebars should be able to spin 360 degrees and the frame should have 2 or 4 axle pegs for supporting the rider while he or she performs freestyle tricks. A freestyle BMX bicycle should have brakes on the front wheel as well as the rear, along with special stunt components such as cable detanglers so the cables don’t break or become knotted when you spin the handlebars in mid-air.

Like a racing BMX bicycle, a dirt jumping bike will only need a single, rear wheel brake. These bikes usually feature heavier duty frames and axles as well, with reinforced gussets in order to withstand the heavy landings from huge air jumps. BMX dirt-jumping bikes also need 48-spoke wheels, but with knobby rather than smooth tires, again for maintaining a good grip on dirt-jumping mounds.

Extra Kit When looking at the cost of any BMX bicycle, it is important to factor in the cost of necessary accessories. Any rider will need elbow and knee pads in addition to a safety helmet, especially those involved in freestyle riding and dirt jumping. It’s worth telling your kids that tricks and stunts performed on telly are by undertaken by skilled pro riders with years of experience. Young kids and beginners should only ride within their skill and experience levels.

The Size does it matter? As your childs riding style changes or they grow, you might need to buy a longer seat post or adjust the handle bars to accommodate those changes. Unless you are shopping for a very young child, there are usually only minor variations in the size of a BMX bicycle frame. Variations that reflect the riding style of a rider rather than they body size.

Buy Local ? or Department Shop Your local bicycle shop will likely not only offer the most helpful advice during the shopping process, but after you’ve made your purchase, they’ll also be there with mechanical support as well.It is worth bearing in mind that buying a BMX bicycle from a department store rather than a specialist bike shop may not provide you with the follow-up replacement parts you may need in the future. A bigger selection will mean better choices, better deals, and salespeople who ride BMX bikes themselves.

Some money saving advice As with other types of bikes, getting the best deal when purchasing a BMX bicycle is not just about knowing how to shop, but also when to shop. If you can wait until autumn or winter when sales dip you are more likely to pick up a bargain deal from a shop that is eager to sell the older model BMX bicycles to make way for the next year’s model. BMX bicycle prices can vary throughout the year, with the most popular time to buy a new BMX bike being the spring or summer.

Andrew Histon has been messing about with Pink BMX since his teens. You may see many of his articles around the internet. When not writing articles he is busy in the garage.

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The Need for Self-Esteem

Posted By Bobbie McKee on @ 2:48 am
by Bobbie McKee

Self-esteem is a good source of mental health and good well -being and the need for self- esteem is as important as the need for mental development as the body craves for food.

It has been observed that individuals with good self -esteem are more assertive, relaxed and at peace with themselves, who live balanced lives and always crave for self- improvement.

These people are usually independent thinkers and their outlook, oftentimes, positively create an impact on other people surrounding them. Here are some common tips in maintaining a high self -esteem.

Optimism is very important, since it creates the atmosphere of positive state. In case things do not work out the way it should be, stop for a minute and think about how to make the most out of the situation.

Know how to differentiate between your strengths and your weaknesses. Having a good self- esteem does not mean not being helpless at times and needing help from others. Sometimes, we need all the encouragement that we can get especially in moments of weakness when we feel down and blue. After all, nobody’s perfect.

Know your fears and conquer them. Knowing how to confront your fears will help you overcome adversities and will make you more confident about yourself.

Assertiveness is also important in developing self-esteem, especially when faced with situations where it is necessary to say no. Not every situation in life merits a yes, and sometimes when faced with situations that call for one to say no, it is important to stress the point and drive your message home and be proud of that decision.

Take good care of your mind and body. Many self -gratifying measures deal with efforts to take good care of not just mental health, but also of physical development and attractiveness.

Self-esteem can also result from self -satisfaction and confidence. Set expectations with yourself, especially by setting goals and ambitions, which are good motivators that can drive a person to aim for success.

Compliment yourself and always willingly accept it from others. This is one way of telling yourself that you have done the right thing and that you have done good.

Do not eat too much or watch the news or violent movies before going to sleep. Always make it a point to sleep well, that way, you start the day right and refreshed as you carry yourself.

Having fun is as much as keeping and maintaining a balanced mood all throughout the day. This will keep an individual maintain a positive outlook and, ultimately, be also a good motivator to aim for success and development.

It can also help strengthen the immune system.

Make it a point to always release pent-up negative emotions, since keeping them inside may result to repressed emotions that could affect a person’s day to day mental demeanor. As much has possible, never try to be a perfectionist, especially in dealing with other people or even with the way affairs are being conducted.

After all, nothing is practically perfect in the world and sometimes, the sense of thinking that something could be flawed can turn out to be frustrating especially for perfectionists.

Lastly, surround yourself with supportive and positive people, and try to let go of people that you believe can pull you down or make you lose your identity as a person or an individual.

Understanding the need for self -esteem is important, especially if you want to know how to understand what it means to be a person.

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Earn Extra Cash Just in Case Start Now

Posted By Francisco Rodriguez H. on @ 2:29 am
by Francisco Rodriguez

Yes Folks the security of the “Job” is in jeopardy as a insecure economy rises. The once solid Job is no longer a sure thing and it is time to explore ways to earn extra cash just in case you lose yours.

With a regular job you put in 40 hours and you get a 40 hour paycheck, but on the Internet you can earn so much more and for less work. Say you get into affiliate marketing and you get others under you selling the same product. This means you will get paid on all your efforts plus whatever they do also. This could amount up to a lot of extra cash every week, month and year.

In fact, even if you don’t need extra cash right away blogging is a great opportunity for you. It never hurts to have a back up income in this day and age when people are getting laid off left and right. Blogging is a great way to earn passive income since you don’t even have to be at your computer to make money. Usually it’s when you’re gone or sleeping that you discover someone has visited your blog and bought something.

Once you start blogging you can build it to the point that you will make more money than you do at your real job and eventually quit if you want to. Getting started is the hardest part, especially if you’re techie challenged. I recommend you get a mentor or coach. This way you can cut out all the trial and error and go right to the make money part. Why waste time trying to figure it out on your own?

In that respect it is that easy. Like any business you need customers that are no different here. Unlike other businesses you don’t need employees and your business is open 24/7.

Earning online is something everyone should do, especially if they are worried about job security in the future. If you want to earn more and get paid what you are worth, then think about the Internet. The ball is in your court. Now isn’t it time you start earning online just like the millions who do it every day.

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How To Buy Gold Jewelry The Right Way

Posted By Kevin Jones on @ 2:29 am
by Kevin Juners

These days the price of gold is holding fairly steady, but then it usually does. The thing is not many people are able to figure out what the real price of gold is and whether or not they can convert it over to cash for close to its real value.

There is no such thing as a bargain when it comes to buying gold. It just isn’t in the cards, and if someone does offer you a steal of a deal on gold, then you’d better be taking a good close look at the deal or you might get ripped off.

It’s worth repeating, that you just won’t find a bargain when it comes to buying gold, because it holds its value so well. If someone offers you a bargain, better start asking why. Chances are it may not be the real deal, or a poor quality.

Since you know that gold holds its value so well, you might ask why gold gemstone rings aren’t cheaper. They aren’t less expensive because the gold keeps its value and this is why a retailer keeps the prices of gold gemstone rings higher.

A retailer can’t afford to sell gold gemstone rings for less than what the price of the gold in the ring cost. If a retailer did choose to sell a gold gemstone ring for less than the price of the gold, they would rapidly go out of business.

If you’re curious about the price of your gold, it’s just a simple calculation to find and you only need three things to figure it out. You first need to know the carat of the gold (this varies) and then you need to know the actual weight (use scales) and you also need to find out what the price of gold is that day.

Gold is usually quoted as being a such and such a US dollar per ounce. If you are wondering where you will get that information on the price of gold, just check the local newspaper or Google it.

Another place to find out the value of gold that day is to check on the stock exchanges, although this is a bit harder to covert over to a value. It’s easier to just use the daily figures you find in the paper or online. If you’re really stuck, call a large jeweler who would also have this kind of information at their fingertips.

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The Top 5 Superfoods on the Antioxidant Chart ORAC

Posted By Walt Sanberg on @ 2:25 am
by Ryan Sinclair

ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity and is a measurement that has been developed to test the antioxidant levels in foods. Antioxidants help protect our bodies from the oxidation caused by free radicals. The higher a food scores on the ORAC better that food can help fight these free radicals. Free radicals are one of the main causes of aging, and can mutate out cells into deadly cancer cells. Sadly, most people only get about 20% of the recommended intake of antioxidants.

ORAC foods are easy to apply to your diet. Different websites rank the top 5 ORAC foods in different orders but here are the top 5 foods:

1. Acai

2. Pomegranite

3. Mangosteen

4. Pomengranate

5. Pomegranate

All of these foods have the necessary antioxidants your body needs. Try each fruit and see what fruits you enjoy the most. A smoothie with all these fruits would be a great tasting super antioxidant boost.

Acai berry juice happens to be my all time favorite antioxidant drink. In addition to being number one on the ORAC list it is also a great source of Omega fatty acids and essential amino acids. Acai berry will reduce cholesterol, improve your mood, and increase your memory. I used to drink a lot of beverages that contained caffeine to get the energy boost I need, but now I drink Acai berry juice to help me stay active. The boost even lasts longer and than many of those that contain caffeine.

Acai has a great taste and one of the best reasons to try it. It has a flavor of chocolate berries described by most. You can enjoy Acai berry juice without realizing it is good for you and is a health drink. Its one of the best ways to start the day off with a glass of very refreshing Acai berry.

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Diverticulitis and Diverticular Disease ” Part One

Posted By Jonathan Blood Smyth on March 29, 2009 @ 3:04 am
by Jonathan Blood Smyth

If part of the inner lining of the intestine protrudes through the muscular coat on the outside of the intestine it is known as diverticulum, forming a small out pouching with a narrow neck. The lower part of the colon on the left side is the most common area for diverticula to occur and if there are several present the condition is called diverticulosis.

Is the cause of diverticula known?

The small intestine is the commonest place for a diverticulum to naturally occur. As people get older the number of diverticula increases as later life is the commonest time for these to occur. Diverticula in the large intestine occur in more than half the people over 70 in Britain while in the world’s rural areas, especially Africa, diverticula occur rarely. It is not known why other areas differ from western countries in this condition but diet may be important as the colon is the processor of dietary fibre present in poorly digestible plant foods.

In the west we eat less fibre than in other, primarily vegetarian, regions of the world. If the colon has plenty of fibre to deal with, the bulky soft contents keep the walls of the bowel apart. If little fibre is present, the stools tend to be smaller and harder, and they do not keep the walls of the tube-like colon apart when the muscles in the wall of the colon contract. These contractions form a ring-like narrowing to mix and push the contents along. Closed segments occur within which pressure is high and it is thought that this pressure pushes out the pouches.

Are diverticula risky or harmful?

We do not generally worry about our appendix which is a type of diverticulum. Diverticula are a common feature of many people’s colons, projecting from the colon walls but not becoming troublesome. As with appendicitis where the appendix becomes inflamed or infected, diverticula can be subject to infection also and this can present as pain in the affected region, a feeling of illness and the danger of the diverticulum perforating or bleeding. If the diverticula become inflamed then the resulting condition is known as diverticulitis.

What is diverticular disease?

There is normal thickness and appearance of the intestinal musculature in most people who have diverticula, but some can have thicker and microscopically abnormal structure in this muscle. Muscle thickening makes the colon narrower and makes its outline more irregular. The changes in the muscle which occur do not have a clear cause but infection may not be the cause and diet may well be irrelevant. Even if very few or no diverticula are present in the colon this abnormality of the muscle can occur. Diverticular disease is the name given to the combination of diverticula and abnormal muscle. The word disease is used because the works diverticula and diverticular sound very similar.

Diverticular disease presentation

The symptoms of diverticular disease include an irregularity of bowel habit with pellet like stool, bowel actions with blood passed with them, wind and bloating and pain in the abdomen down the lower left side. Irritable bowel syndrome has similar symptoms to diverticular disease perhaps secondary to both problems involving functional muscle abnormality.

The role of investigations

Diverticula are not generally discovered on their own but secondarily when investigation for other conditions is occurring, such as x-ray or endoscopy for abdominal pain or rectal bleeding. As healthy older people very commonly have diverticula the doctor has to be certain they are the cause of symptoms and not just incidental. If there is blood test evidence of inflammation somewhere in the body and the area of the diverticula is tender then a diagnosis of diverticulitis is possible. If the lower left sigmoid colon has increased folding of its lining this is the muscular abnormality of diverticular disease.

Giving information

Reassurance that a more serious disorder is not present helps people not to worry about the symptoms. An explanation of the difference between symptoms due to infection and those due to abnormal contraction of the muscle, without inflammation, helps people understand why one treatment may be advised and not another.

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