Friday, November 29, 2013

Do People Still Send Postcards?

By Jonny Blair

As a child I loved getting postcards and I used to love it. Something colour and from a different land arriving through the letterbox was always more appealing than a brown or white envelope.

That postcard was from possibly Holland or maybe London, I can't remember exactly but I kept it. Postacrds are the best and ultimate travel souvenir! Postcards tell a journey for themselves. These days getting an e-mail or a photo from a friend travelling will never mean as much as getting a postcard, which has been on a travel journey of its own. Hopefully postcard writing and sending is not becoming a forgotten art.

Last time I was in my homeland with family I checked out the postcard collection that I had sent them. I was amazed that it has now reached well over 100 postcards from over 50 different countries.

All bought in various shops across all seven continents (yes, I bought and posted a postcard when I was in Antarctica!), then written with details about what I did there at the time, then a stamp is put on them, then I find a post office or postbox and post them. Then the completion of the journey when my family receive the postcard. What an amazing journey.

One of the most pleasing things for me was buying, writing and posting a postcard at Port Lockroy in Antarctica in a cold hut, where there was thankfully NO mobile phones, NO internet and certainly NO other way to send home my special travel memory!

I bet there are young travellers out there wondering why people still send postcards when you can do everything quicker and easier on e-mail. But it's the story of the postcard that does it for me.

Spot the difference:

1. An e-mail: E-mail v Postcard? I logged on and typed an email and sent it from a computer. I think we all know the answer to that one, at least I do!

2. Postcards: Postcards v. e-mails? A postcard is physical and real - it was bought in a shop on holiday, written by a beach and then posted in a town. You didn't even need internet.

Which one would you rather receive?

There you go then - next time you travel - send a postcard!! I still receive postcards from all over the world from my friends and family. It means much more to me than an e-mail.

I love postcards, don't stop buying them, don't stop writing them, don't stop posting them and Don't Stop Living!

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Conspiracy Theories Behind The Pan Am Flight 103 Air Crash Investigation

By Angela Briggs

Whenever an event rocks the world, it doesn't take long for conspiracy theories about it to develop. Some people are questioning whether John F Kennedy was really shot by Lee Harvey Oswald, whether the Americans really landed on the moon and whether Al-Qaeda really was behind the events of September 11, 2001. One of the greatest tragedies of the Eighties is another source for conspiracy theorists and after more than 20 years, it seems that the Pan Am flight 103 air crash investigation will never really draw to a conclusion.

The tragedy took place in 1988, four days before Christmas. A Pan Am flight took off from Heathrow that day and soon after, disintegrated in mid-air. After it was concluded that the cause of the incident was a bomb, it became known as the Lockerbie bombing, after the Scottish town where the plane crashed.

The explosion caused the aircraft to disintegrate. All passengers and crew were killed. However, the disaster was made worse when pieces of the plane fell onto Lockerbie and killed a further 11 people who were living in the town. A total of 270 people died, of which 189 were American. Britain lost 43 of its citizens and other victims came from countries as diverse as Argentina, India, Jamaica and South Africa.

It took three years of hard work for the investigators to pinpoint their suspects, two men from Libya. Another eight years of negotiations followed before the Libyan government handed the men over so that they could stand trial. Only one of the men was found guilty and he was sentenced to life in prison. He appealed his sentence twice, received a compassionate release in 2009 and maintained until his death of cancer that he had been innocent. The Libyan government, however, paid compensation to the families of those who died in the bombing.

Among the many conspiracy theories surrounding the Lockerbie bombing is one that says the CIA was behind it. The theory is that the intelligence agency was running a drug-smuggling operation using planes from Pan Am. The reason for this is that in exchange for their help couriering drugs to the US, they would receive much-needed information on hostages in Syria. Some say that the plane was bombed to stop two agents, who were among the victims, from speaking out.

Maybe a little less far-fetched is the theory that the bomb was used to assassinate the newly appointed UN commissioner to Namibia, who died in the crash too. South Africa was busy negotiating the handing over of Namibia to the control of the UN at the time. Interestingly, South Africa's Minister of Foreign Affairs and members of his delegation were supposed to be on Flight 103 but had changed their plans.

Since 2009, there have been calls for a new, independent investigation into the crash. This process should be overseen by the UN. Online petitions were started and signatories included high-profile figures as well as relatives of some victims. They want an inquiry to find out what really happened, who really was responsible and whether the right man and even the right country had been found guilty of the worst act of terrorism on British soil.

The case hasn't been reopened yet. This doesn't mean it's over, however. Some legal proceedings are still ongoing and therefore the wreckage is still held as evidence. In other words, another Pan Am flight 103 air crash investigation is not entirely impossible in future.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Finding The Right Personalized Wedding Poems

By Angela Briggs

It is not always easy to write speeches. It can be difficult to find the right words. However the right quote or the right verse can often say more than thousands of words in a speech, even if that speech is heartfelt. This is why it is worth looking for personalized wedding poems.

Poetry can come in a number of different forms. While love poetry is generally considered to be very wordy and touching this is not the only kind available. Equally poetry can be dry, can be used to tell a story or in some cases can be a bit cheeky and provide a bit of comic relief.

There are numerous sites that offer poetry that can be personalized and incorporated into various aspects of the ceremony. For example some people who write their own vows may wish to incorporate poetry into their speeches. This can be quite useful as it is possible to pack quite a lot of emotion into a few short lines whereas a longer speech may struggle to match this.

Another way people may want to incorporate poetry is in speeches. Speeches can often be difficult to write and you do not want to simply name a lot of people to thank or try too hard to be funny. Adding a poem can give more structure to a speech and make it easier to engage an audience or having something in reserve if the speech is going badly and you want to cut it short but do so effectively.

For example the father or mother of the bride or groom may want to give one as a message to their children. This can be as a word of encouragement or something to express their support for the couple and wishing them joy for years to come. Equally it can be something that can be given as a gift to be framed and placed in the home, especially if the poem is illustrated in a decorative way.

Equally there are also framed poetry that can be given by the father or mother of the bride or the groom. This is a good opportunity for them to offer advice and encouragement. It can also be a nice gift in terms of something to keep framed that can be presented when you move into a new home or as something to have with you so that you have something special when you eventually move into a new home or as something to pass on when your children get married.

Equally they can be used as a thank you. It can be easy to forget that the best man and the maid of honour often have to do a lot of work and it can be nice to give them a framed poem as acknowledgment of their support. You may also want to include one with the party favours as a message to your guests so that they have an additional keepsake to remember the ceremony by.

There are numerous sites where you can find personalized wedding poems. You ought to look at various sites and reading the poetry. This will make it easier to find one that is appropriate to you and your ceremony. With a sensible approach you can find the ideal one that works!

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Why Fairy Tale Books For Adults Are Popular

By Angela Briggs

When did you last read a book? To most people they last read when they were expecting exams. This is because; most people do not like reading. They prefer doing other things than read a book. However, this is not right. There are interesting fairy tale books for adults that people can read. Some people do not know that there are tale books for adults. They think that such books are only meant for kids. However, if you love reading, you can consider buying one of these reading materials.

Some people prefer watching television and movies than reading. This is mostly because; unlike reading, watching television is easy and does not consume a lot of brain energy. It is not bad to watch movies, however, you need to have some time to read. Reading has many benefits, to your brain, body, and life.

Have you ever wondered why you get tired while reading? This is because; while you read, your brain is very active. Actually, reading acts as a form of exercise to the brain. People who love reading are never dull. There brains are always active; they can also remember and capture issues very fast.

No one likes growing old. However, you may look old on the outside, but your brain is active. Actually, a brain plays a great role as far as aging is concerned. Reading makes your brain active. Just as the body does no grow old when you exercise, your brain will remain young if you read regularly. Do not let your brain age faster than it should. Keep it active by reading regularly.

You may be surprised to learn, that the reason you are not getting a job is poor grammar. No one would like to employ a person who cannot express him or herself. Reading is the only way; one can use to improve grammar. If you have a problem in sentence construction, you need to read different materials.

Reading interesting materials makes you entertained. You do not have to pay a lot of money for entertainment. You simply need to buy the right reading materials. The current world has many challenges. This has greatly contributed to the large number of people suffering from stress. You do not have to let stress deny you the joy you are supposed to have. You simply need to read a nice story to be happy.

Finding a nice book is not easy. However, considering a number of factors before buying the reading material can help you locate the best reading material. For instance, you need to consider the content of the reading material. Actually, the content of the material that you buy matters a lot. Match the content of the material with your taste and reference.

Sometimes finding the right reading fairy tale books for adults is not easy. You may search for such reading materials from bookshops around your area. You may also buy them online. In case you plan to buy online, ensure you read the reviews to ensure that you by from reputable sellers.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Free Romantic Love Poems Online Bring Couples Closer

By Georgia Diaz

Some of the things that can make the heart beat faster and the bond shared by couples stronger come at no cost. There are plenty of free romantic love poems out there that allow people to keep their feelings for one another burning and intact. The best place to obtain these beautiful and touching literary works composed by creative people is on the internet.

It isn't always that red roses and the words "I love you" can excite a special someone. It's a good idea for new and interesting things to be introduced into the couple's lives to keep the passion shared burning wildly. One great way to keep lovebirds reminded of the special feelings they have for one another is by expressing them using heartwarming verses.

Not everyone is gifted with the ability to use words so powerfully that they are able to sweep people off their feet right away. The job of composing beautiful and haunting phrases and stanzas should be left in the hands of individuals with the right talent. It is common knowledge that words are powerful when used in certain ways, and they can be utilized to make the heart beat faster.

Luckily, it's not that challenging a task to obtain ready-made literary works that can make couples fall even more in love with one another. This is true if there's a nearby computer that is hooked up to the internet. It's in cyberspace where you can find plenty of these fantastic works of art, and so many of them you may use according to your liking at absolutely no cost.

Allowing your significant other to read about the ones that appeal to you the most is easy. You simply have to use the mouse to highlight the lines and copy them, allowing for a trouble-free sending via an e-mail. Posting them on the social networking account of the person may also be done. In this day and age, letting your feelings known in a creative fashion is so simple.

Some of the best literary pieces are the ones composed by the masters whose names many find very familiar. However, coming across them can get boring at times as they tend to somewhat lose their meaning. It's very common for these beautiful but easily recognizable creations to appear in greeting cards, textbooks, magazines, posters and so many other media types.

The internet is a place where so many originals can be discovered. These heartwarming works of art are the creations of people who have the special gift and are kind enough to share their works to everyone. Commonly based on personal experiences or inspired by things that moved them, these pieces of writing are bound to make the heart beat faster.

The presence of free romantic love poems in cyberspace simplifies spicing up the relationship of two people sharing a special bond. Plain words that are arranged in extraordinary ways can affect the feelings and cause one person to find the other very irresistible. So many of these fine compositions may be found and obtained at no cost on the internet.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Tips In Shopping For Books On Understanding Women

By Leslie Griffith

One of the many concerns that are still puzzling people is the thought of how to figure out the women. Because of this, there are books on understanding women that are being published to give the people an idea about them. These girls are distinctly unique from the boys since they have their own ways of expressing themselves.

Yet, there will be several steps that could be used to further understand them. Moreover, there would be several strategies that might be studied in order to have ease in knowing their actions. Still, you must be very open for you to have ease in the overall process of understanding all of them.

It is recommended that you must speak constantly with the girls. This particular approach might be very easy for a person. However, there would be people that will only disregard this since this may be ineffective for them. When you have some female colleagues, friends and relatives, they could provide you with a good information that you would be needing.

It will definitely help whenever you will ask them to share any story about their relationships. Because of this, you will get to know them better and realize the reasons why they are acting in certain ways. Because of this, you will have more idea about them and know the best ways to deal with them properly.

Whenever you might be interested in a specific woman, you should listen to her carefully. You may certainly search for any lady that you may wish to get acquainted. You should pay attention to all details she may be telling you to prevent having confusions and misunderstandings with her as you go on.

When you may have caught their interests, you may share any things concerning yourself. Listening may certainly be a perfect way to begin any conversation with them. Still, you should likewise comprehend them in order to achieve a wonderful conversation with them. You should be open and honest as well in order to have an exciting and fun experience.

Additionally, you could check her body gestures. These girls would be so expressive and they often tend to express more themselves through some body languages. Yet, these would be so basic that a person would have several mistakes in the approaches. Still, there would be some ways that you might use in order to deal with them.

Many books have already been published nowadays that may help the people analyze the nature of a woman. These may be seen online and in other stores all over your place where these are sold at reasonable prices. Generally, these will be very important especially for a person who likes to interact with the females.

Buying these books on understanding women will definitely be a great buy. There will be many benefits that can be obtained from these items. You will learn many things and know some facts that will contribute to a better understanding about these girls. Still, the important thing that has to be done is to be yourself and show your true self to them since they will definitely love to hang out with real individuals.

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Making Your Own Love Poem Poster

By Susan Dawson

When making a love poem poster, you do not always have to rely on the use of the assistance of the professionals every time. There are a lot of things that you can actually do even when you have to actually get the job done on your own. You just have to make sure though that you will learn all there is for you t learn to get the best results.

You have the choices to get things done DIY these days. Despite the fact that referring to the experts seem to be the norm these days, you are given the choice to get things done by yourself. If you know the things you want to achieve you will not have a hard time getting things done.

Determine what are the reasons that are compelling you to get the task done. You have to have an idea of the things that you wish to achieve out of undertaking such a project. It would be easier for you to get things done right when you are well aware of the things that you are supposed to be aiming for this time. So, use these reasons and goals as your guide towards doing things right.

Know the specific design and the specific style that you think is going to be really right for what you're going to need these items for. There are different ways and means that you can carry out the tasks that you'll have to carry out. So, have a good idea of the things you can use for these purposes so you can opt for the most suitable option there is.

There are ways for you to actually get things done from scratch. A lot of people, especially those who happen to have the skills on these kinds of arts should not have a problem doing so. If you happen to have such talent, then getting things done from scratch, by hand, is going to be good possibility for you. So, this might actually be the best tome for you to harness these kills as best as you can.

You can always choose to do the design on the computer too. There are many instances when you can actually choose to do things faster with the use of more modern resources. Just know what are those applications that you can actually use for this particular purpose. Thus, you're confident that you will do good with the kind of design that you are aiming for.

Know what are the tools that you need to gather first before you decide on getting the task done. You cannot expect to do things right when you do not even have the right, appropriate materials gathered ahead of time. You need assurance that you have the things you need successfully acquired beforehand. So, there won't be any unnecessary interruptions for you.

Always ensure that you have the time to spare when making the love poem poster. You are making your own version and you need to make sure you are doing it right, you cannot expect to get the right things done. So, always schedule the time for you to get this done when you are least busy or you have less things to worry about just to be sure.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Helpful Suggestions For Achieving Article Marketing Success

By Royce Arnhart

When you want more income, you have to think of those who are buying. You may not have a marketing degree, but there are plenty of resources to help you get ahead, including the excellent tips in this article.

If you want to raise your chances of your article being found by searches, don't make the mistake of publishing it in more than one place. Far better to publish it once, under a single URL, and linking to it with tags from other locations. This is because Google's way of ranking pages in searches is based on the number and quality of links to a single page. The more times your page appears, the more places those links will accumulate, and the weaker your search results will be.

Make sure you do proper research for all of your articles. You want to be known as the guy who has great information, not as the guy who is spouting lies and false facts. Nothing can kill your reputation faster than being branded as a liar or a lazy writer.

Try your hand at article marketing as part of your online marketing technique. Article marketing basically entails advertising through using articles on your site. These articles, if well-written, can get you much needed traffic to your website. They are published in article directories and many include a box that allows you to post information about you and your site as a sort of promotion.

After you have added your articles onto your website and index them, you should send these articles to the directories. That helps, as your main article goes to search engine indexes; your other content will give you traffic in the back end too.

Consider paying others to do your article marketing once you're off to a good start. This makes it possible to market in volume. Services like Amazon Mechanical Turk make it easy to commission thousands of high quality articles and have them done within a matter of days. Just remember to pre-qualify your workers, or else you'll be drowned in spam.

After you begin making profits, think about outsourcing your article writing tasks. This can save you a lot of time and help you to get fresh material. It's very difficult to write multiple articles on the same subject. When you recruit the help of good writers, you get fresh viewpoints, too!

Injecting the right amount of a certain emotion into an article you are marketing can not only make it feel more genuine to the reader but it can make them more open to whatever the article is suggesting. Articles with emotion, can be much more interesting than a bland article.

After you have a healthy collection of written articles under your belt, collect them together and make an ebook. Selling this ebook is not a particularly admirable article marketing tactic. Readers will not appreciate you trying to charge them for content available for free elsewhere. A better use for your ebook is as a free reward for customers and potential customers who have expressed interest in your business.

Start using the techniques learned here to present and advertise your products in a way that attracts new and existing customers. Try out a few different ideas and see what is the most beneficial for you and your company.

You can see that article marketing is still a very effective way to drive traffic to your site. Article spinning is especially helpful to those who need many similar articles in a short period of time to help with submitting to directories and backlinking. When outsourcing, article rewrites and spinning, tend to be significantly cheaper that having original articles written because it gives the writer a basic template and less work. So what works for you? It is up to you decide what fits your time lines best and whether or not you need many similar articles or lots of completely unique content. Happy writing!

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Ways To Build Traffic And Boost Your Income With Article Marketing

By Makeda Cogen

Stay calm and upbeat on the methods you use for online marketing. It is especially important to stay aware of changes or new methods. There is a lot to learn for anyone who is just getting in to online marketing. There isn't anything special about article marketing. If you learn the tricks of the trade, you'll make money. This article will provide you with a collection of tips to help you feel at home with article marketing strategies.

Showing how other customers have benefited from your product will make your new visitors trust you and more likely to by from you. The easiest way to provide this info to your customers is through the use of testimonials posted to your site. People who are satisfied with your products or customer service are often happy to leave positive comments if you provide a way for them to do so.

Make sure your articles are high quality. If you have a lot of typos, spelling errors, or grammatical mistakes, you make yourself look like an amateur. People won't take you seriously and they'll avoid all of your articles. The same is true, if you have incorrect facts or lie to your readers.

As you write an article, be unique and stay true to your style. By inserting some of your own personality into articles, readers will connect to you more. Also, stay direct when making your point, so that readers know what you are trying to say.

Most articles on the web shouldn't be any longer than 400-600 words. Online readers are not very likely to have the patience to wade through thousands of words on a topic. Keep it short and snappy. You should lead off with your main point, so that readers will at least get the basics. Even though article marketing is dealing with content, it's still a business that works through the basic principles of supply and demand. This means you're going to need to identify the demand in the market and then formulate your writing to address that need and to act as the supply.

Try to make articles that can help people with their issues. If a reader is able to get help or support from something you have written, chances are, they will continue to look for and view your content.

If you are looking for a fantastic way to promote a website, service, product or a blog, article marketing can help you succeed. Article marketing simply means selling yourself or ideas through a well-written composition. By doing a little research, anyone can learn how to create a great article marketing piece.

Be sure the content you provide is both timely and timeless. You don't want to post specific detailed content in a venue in which you cannot edit, change or add information. If you are posting to a forum or blog that will not allow you editorial access only post general information with a link to your website. For articles that do allow you to edit and update, do so frequently to stay timely.

As mentioned above, actually getting people to read your article is the key to making any money online with article marketing. By following the advice here, however, you are well on your way to having your own articles that will generate significant website traffic and therefore, earn you more money.

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