Friday, January 31, 2014

Tips On Hiring A Professional Transcription Service

By Serena Price

Businesses and people alike often know how time can mean money in the scheme of things, which is why some may hire professionals to help them out as much as possible. This happens to be the case where typing is involved, which some people may not have the time or ability to handle on their own. As a result, some may choose to hire a professional transcription service to assist them and to help them save time and potentially money as well.

People may use transcription services for various things and regardless if it's for business or personal matters. In fact, many people frequently choose to hire transcriptionists for personal matters in order to save time, especially for large projects. As an example, an individual may choose to hire one to help them write a book or memoir, and others may for things such as blog or essay writing.

Companies and small businesses often use transcription services for a variety of issues. For instance, many transcriptionists assist with dictations from meetings as well as to help write reports, letters and other types of documents. Many are also used within the legal and medical industries.

Thanks to the world of technology, people have plenty of options when it comes to hiring or using the services of a transcription company. Some may use them in the sense of traditional office work, while others may specialize in the medical and legal fields. It's also common to see some transcriptionists who have experience with general transcription, like that of the entertainment industry.

Various areas tend to be involved with general services. This might include professionals who specialize in academic work, such as with meetings or lectures. Some may deal with court reporting and closed captioning. It's also common for people to hire transcriptionists for recording text-based copies of voice mails, and some may specialize in foreign dictation or translation.

Choosing the right person for the job often entails knowing about their experience and, in some case, their educational background. Those who deal with medical or legal transcribing often pursue training in order to fine-tune their skills. Those who have a significant amount of experience also tend to cost more than those without.

Good transcriptionists usually have their own foot pedal, headphones, and any necessary software. Those who work from their home will also have a quiet environment to do so in. Many people find it beneficial to look into the individual's references, or even a service's background, before taking them on.

A professional transcription worker may work independently or with a service. Their fees may also vary, often going by the amount of characters or words, and some may charge by the amount of audio time involved. It's usually a good idea to make sure that the individual has good typing skills and accuracy along with good hearing acuity. A good amount of experience may also be something that will be good to look for, especially for those who need a specific type of formatting done or documents to be transcribed verbatim.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Effect Of Poems Of Comfort On People

By Serena Price

Poems of comfort are recognized as a form of poetry that is lyrically expressed with the objective of offering condolences for people in adversities. They say that words are powerful and with their power, they can inspire change in moods, behaviour, and attitudes. Basically, these poetic expressions are meant to in some way influence decisions and help change situations.

In the past few years, poetry has had a tremendous growth in term of its lyrical development and presentation; this advancement has helped mould the craft making it better. In the previous years, the craft was only recognized by its aspect of rhyming words, but with time it has evolved to better standards whereby lyrical content not only rhyme but have inspiring coded messages.

Offering encouragement is among the objective of these artistic pieces. People need to feel hope and understand that there is a reason for leaving especially when they are grieving so as to help them get back on their feet. Comforting people is what these expressions do and more so inspire joy and hope for a better understanding of what the future holds.

By recollecting on past events, majority of people have a tendency to realize the far they have come in terms of developing and empowering themselves. This realization is very critical as people are able to see what they have achieved and the dreams that they should continue pursuing. This is basically a reality check on the potential life holds and the contribution one has to make to achieve what they want.

People from diverse places in the globe are faced with different adversities and while some have people to rely on, there are those that have no one other than themselves; in this case, these pieces come in handy as they are comforting and will light up their spirits even in the lowest moments. Moreover, they usually are designed to serve everyone and people with different problems.

The writing of most of these poetic expressions is purposed at taping to the emotions of the reader and listener and therefore they tend to tap on emotions. This technique is used by applying a direct approach to the situations that affects people in the day-to-day lives and twisting them in order to bring comfort. With this, people get to identify their situation with those of others which makes them feel normal.

When grieving, the people mourning tend to feel better when they have people around them to sympathize with them. Moreover, there are others that prefer staying on their own without any company; in this case, most of them tend to act without thinking properly as their decisions are corrupted by their emotions. Such people would feel better if presented with pieces such as poetry which will help them look at things from other perspectives.

Nowadays, people have developed this culture of presenting poems of comfort in funeral and during mourning times other than songs like it has been in the previous years. Apart from being comforting, they also are entertaining which make them presentable in different occasions only that the writer and presenter ought to change the theme in order to suite the occasion.

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You Can Make An Impact With Article Marketing

By Colin Burnett

Even if you know a lot about article marketing, new techniques and tips emerge all the time. Even a small mistake can negatively affect on the amount of readers you get. Keep reading so you are aware of all the great tips you can use.

People like to provide feedback and have a voice. Allowing comments makes them the ability to share their ideas with you. Your readers will appreciate this, and you may receive some valuable ideas.

Once you've been writing for some time, you will have built a large volume of content that can be found all over the Internet. If your eBook is good, it is sure to be widely shared, which will lead to an increase in business.

If writing articles does not fit into your schedule, or you believe that other writers can write better articles, consider hiring someone to write the articles for you. Although this may seem like an expense now, you can save a lot of time and maybe even increase your traffic because you are regularly posting new articles. You can also use article writing software like article builder to do the work for you.

Reading can help you get better at writing. Reading can boost your comprehension level and allow your writing to flow smoother. Reading more material will help with your writing skills.

Your articles should range from 400 to 600 words. Lengthy articles may cause your readers to lose interest.

Make your article more readable by writing with a conversational approach when writing. This keeps the tone light and it won't feel like technical feeling and know-it-all vibe that many sites have. Keep your writing by coming across as genuine. YOu are a real person after-all right?

This means they will already be interested in what you have to say and read the entire article.

You might not be successful with article marketing skills at first. Your articles will improve as you go though.

Make sure you're familiar with all the sites that you submit your marketing work to. Understand all guidelines and look for helpful tutorials.Most sites provide the info you need to put together a great article; you simply need to take a moment to discover it. You can use article marketing software to get into these sites quicker.

Always check to ensure that your articles are formatted to standard. Always read the formatting requirements for each service or directory before you send in your article. This is really important or you might have your account shut down.

Don't only look for a few article directories. There are hundreds of sites you could submit to.

Longtail keywords are something that you should target in article marketing. This is a good way to get your articles to rank highly on the SERPs.

Always think about the happiness of your audience as you devise an article marketing plan. You have to write more articles on topics that specifically interest them. Happy readers are essential if you stay successful. If you are using article marketing software, you still need to personalize content before posting ti.

Did you discover new article marketing tips that you weren't aware of before? It's likely that you did. No one knows everything, and people that think they do usually fall hard. Use the techniques from this article to help you utilize article marketing in your business. After a while, your business will grow quite a bit if you build it on a foundation that is solid.

With the following tips, you can become an article marketer, too. If you take a good approach and use it to your advantage you can win.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Write Environment: Inspiring Your Creative Writing

By Buffy Greentree

If you want to write prolifically and productively, you need to start thinking of writing as your life, and adjust your lifestyle accordingly. By adjust your lifestyle, I mean taking into account what you eat, how you exercise, your sleeping patterns - and equally critically, where you put writing in your daily schedule. Here, I want to look at creating the right environment to maximise your effectiveness as a writer.

Firstly, where is it that you dedicate yourself to writing? Do you have a dedicated writing space? Or do you snatch a corner of the kids' play area, or crouch in the kitchen as it begs you to clean it. Perhaps it's time to get one - there are many people who argue that having a space that is solely dedicated to writing is an excellent way to get your brain in the mood. I'm not one of those people, though I think it's important to have a time and space put aside to write in. When I first dedicated my lifestyle to writing, I wrote in my four-poster bed, which had lanterns hung on each post. Every night I'd get home from the gym, have a shower, dinner, and then jump straight into bed and turn on each of the lanterns. The next few hours before sleep I would dedicate to writing. This was a great time in my writing life.

When I got my tax return I went out and bought myself a special 'writing chair'. (It in itself is not special, as it's IKEA and probably half the world has the same chair, but it's given significance by my treatment of it.) I aim to do nothing in that chair except write. Is my writing any better for it? Hard to tell, though my back is a bit happier.

As I live in a one bedroom apartment, my chair is in my main living area facing my kitchen area. This can lead to stress in some people, and while you can train yourself to block out the call of other things that need to be done, I found that the most effective way to rid myself of those nagging thoughts about cleaning was to get myself a cleaning lady. Lilly and her partner come every second week and clean my entire apartment, so I never have to worry about it. All for the price of staying an hour and a half longer at work (or not going out to a movie and dinner). Definitely worth it.

However, I have made considerable efforts to make my living environment nice. I have rearranged furniture so I have bookshelves with inspirational books within arm's reach. I have put up inspirational words and favourite quotes, and I have plants nearby. I don't know exactly why, but a healthy, flourishing maidenhair fern brings peace to my soul. (The wilting Japanese peace lily a friend has left with me, on the other hand, is not so great.) I also have large prints of places I've travelled to and adventures I've had, which excites my imagination.

Lighting is very important to me, and not just having good light. Sometimes I need low, mood lighting, while at other times I need sunlight streaming in. I've fiddled around with my lighting options, and have a lamp that has a warm light bulb in it, along with my down lights, and moved my chair to be situated right near the windows. I still love the lanterns over my bed, and think fondly back to those times writing like a princess, but have not moved them to my current location so I still get princess reading time before sleep (part of my sleep routine!). Think for a moment how your lighting might affect you? Are your lights too harsh? Do you need to invest in a lamp? You might be surprised the difference it makes.

I also have different scented candles that I light depending on the book I'm working on. This way, I associate smells not only with my writing, but a particular style and atmosphere of writing.

I once heard about writer who had tried unsuccessfully to write while raising young children. She eventually tried locking them in a play pen so she could sit down and write, but the complaints and noise made that impossible. Her solution? Free the children and lock herself in the pen! And it actually worked for her, so don't be afraid to think outside the box (or in this case, inside it!).

Picture your ideal writing situation. What immediately jumps out when you try to picture yourself writing in the future, once you are rich and famous and can write anywhere? What are the key elements?

For me, I have two images I keep coming back to:

A clear, light conservatory, with a comfortable chair and greenery around me. A water feature and cool breeze, with a side table that has shelves for books and can hold my pot of exotic tea that I breathe in deeply while thinking.

A warm, carpeted study, with large French style windows that look out into tree branches, dark wood bookshelves all around, and a large mahogany desk facing into the room. There are also comfortable chairs for curling up and reading beside the fire. The room smells of fresh coffee.

The amount of light and contrasts are of salient importance to me. The nearness of the books inspire me, and the use of natural elements such as wood soothes me. The images probably mean I don't need much memory input, such as the photographs I have up around me, as the books do that for me. I try to recreate the essence of these two images as much as I can in my current environment.

Another task: describe your imaginary writing space in as much detail as you can, down even to the scent in the air. Spend five minutes trying to go deeper: where is the light coming from? What is closest to you? What colours dominate the scene? Are you sitting, standing, reclined? How are you supported: feet up with a neck rest, sitting on a desk chair, no back rest? What is your method of writing - desktop, laptop, typewriter? Once you have gotten as much detail out as you can, go through and make a list of elements that are most important to you. Then from these, implement any you can into your current space.

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The Write Food To Maximise Your Brain

By Buffy Greentree

Why would you think your brain isn't affected by what you put into your mouth? Sudden sugar rushes and the following lows play havoc with your concentration and ability to access the key language areas that will bring out the best in your writing. Remember that you are training to be an expert in your field, trying to push your mind, and body as well to some extent, to the edge of human possibilities. You want your wit to be quick and your decision-making skills sharp. You simply can't stuff any old food into a finely trained and balanced system.

Brain Food

Some foods are better for your brain than others - we have good evidence to support this claim, from a variety of research fields.

The secret to brain food is knowing what chemicals your brain needs, and what supplies them.

So, here are some of the top foods for brain function. See how creative you can get.

These are the top four chemicals your brain loves:

Glucose: Yes, it is otherwise known as sugar, and we all hear all the time that sugar is bad for you. Let me explain. Most of the brain's energy comes from glucose, so you definitely need it. The problem is your brain needs a slow and constant stream of it, and gets rather upset by a sudden increase and then none at all. Dealing with this problem? Have more and smaller meals really helps with concentration.

Fatty Acids: Yes, your brain actually needs fat! Mmmm, though before you reach for those potato chips - it's not that type of fat. The big winner is omega-3, which you can obtain easily through fish. Particularly the fatty kinds like salmon and tuna (ahah! I've heard about tuna!). However, you can also get omega-3 goodness from walnuts, pumpkin and flax seeds, so you are not totally limited if you can't have seafood. How much are we talking? Well, one serving a day is a great aim.

Amino Acids: These come from protein-rich foods and are essential for mental alertness. They affect your neurotransmitters and so can improve a range of different mental aspects, including memory, your immune system and even your sleep. So where do these good thing come from? Amino acids come as the body breaks down protein, so fish, meat, eggs, cheese and yogurt are all good. The suggestion is to get one of these into each and every one of your meals. Are you up to the challenge?

Antioxidants: These help to regulate the oxidative stress that negatively affects brain cells. Tea is great for these goodies, as well as veggies or berries. For a tasty day's worth, you only need a cup of antioxidant rich food like berries. Hmmm... do I hear berry smoothie? Make it with yogurt and a splash of flax seed oil and you are ready to go!

Finally, I know it's not a food, but water mustn't be forgotten. Get more water into you, as even mild dehydration has consequences for your mental performance. Make sure you are having a few glasses a day of the pure stuff, along with all your other drinks.

Sadly, eating well won't make you super smart overnight. In most modern lives, change needs to be made just to get your brain functioning as it should. There are some short-term gains, but you should be focused on creating better brain function for the long term. And seriously, it will be worth it.

Avoiding the After Lunch Slump

1. Avoid eating too much. That 'stuffed' feeling is a bad sign. It means that more blood is going to be diverted to your digestive system to deal with the overload, and that you are going to feel sleepy and weak as a result.

2. Get some vitamins! Veggies at lunchtime are excellent, for many reasons.

3. Are you getting enough iron? One of the causes of fatigue, in women in particular, is lack of iron. Use your lunchtime as a chance to make sure you get enough. Chuck some spinach into your salad, or make it a Thai beef salad.

4. Don't rely on stimulants to pick you up. This might work on occasion, but in the end your body will just come to rely on them, meaning they are less effective and without them you feel even worse than you did before! Caffeine is an emergency drug.

5. An after-lunch meditation is great, but after the allocated 20 minutes, you need to kick your body back into gear, so try going for a walk to get the blood flowing again to the rest of your body. Also, getting out into the sunlight will let your body know it should be awake.

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Consistent, Decisive And Unswerving Corporate Writing

By Serena Price

Consideration of several factors may assist you now, as you continue to build on and apply the skills to your corporate writing. Many writers have argued that in recent years, in further and higher professional writing, there has been an emphasis on the development of particular skills, focusing on the development of competence excellence.

Research studies can provide good sources of evidence but they still need to be appraised individually. Be wary of a single piece of research evidence that makes a claim about practice. Consider a jigsaw where you only have one bit of the picture; sometimes you cannot tell what the whole view will be. Instead, it is better to search more broadly for more studies or to locate a systematic review that has already been carried out.

Bad choices about professional practice are likely to be made which can have a deep impact on patients and clients. This in turn can have a major impact on both your practice and academic work. Critical thinking in writing and practice is a vital skill that all professionals need to acquire from the very start of their practice experience and in their work.

Furthermore, your ability to be critical will be assessed and this is a substantial component in almost all marking criteria for those studying for a professional eligibility in health and social care. In fact, being critical is probably the key element of all higher education courses. It is important to note that this is crucial in relation to both your academic studies and your professional practice.

Sometimes you can access academic journal articles on the internet from a simple search using a search engine such as Google or Yahoo. Discussion between professionals about information or research that has been critically appraised is likely to be helpful. However, it is not always the case that information will be critically appraised by practitioners.

For example, if you are making a claim about how to manage a particular condition or situation effectively, citing facts will give you a much stronger case than if you cite some opinion. You then need to let your reader know that the suggestions you have cited are examined rather than basic opinion.

However, newspapers may provide useful background information. They might lead you to a controversial quotation to start your assignment or to get people thinking in a discussion. Potential clients might refer you to a research study, giving a snippet of information but not the full reference for the study, making it harder but possible to track it down.

Link to relevant research, theory and policy, demonstrating your skills of decisive analysis and appraisal as you do so. Be prepared to invite questions from the audience, using them as an opportunity to demonstrate your skills of critical appraisal further. Link corporate writing to relevant theory and research, and link the questions back to your focus.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Factors To Consider While Buying Fairy Tale Books For Adults

By Eliza Mendoza

Some people claim that they do not find time to read, because they have very tight schedules. However, no matter the number of hours you work per day, reserving time to read Fairy tale books for adults can make a positive difference in your life. Instead of watching movies and television, you can decide to read these materials and reap the mega benefits that come with regular reading.

The first benefit of reading these materials is that they help you boost your mind activeness. It is common to find a young person with poor memory. Actually, this is very sad because; memory lapse is associated with old people. However, if you allow your mind to be dormant by not exercising it regularly, chances are that you will have problems with your memory. You can keep your mind young by reading widely.

Another benefit of reading is that it helps reduce stress. Sometimes, you may have stress related to your daily work, your relationships with others, or even marriage. Engrossing your mind in a nice story will certainly help you reduce stress. This is because; such a story will transport to the world of imagination, forgetting all the challenging you experience in life.

Reading these materials will also add to your knowledge. This is because these reading materials have new information that can make you more enlightened in life. The knowledge you gain will ensure that you have the power to face any challenge you encounter in life. Another benefit of reading these materials is that you will be able to build your vocabulary.

You do not have struggle finding these reading materials. This is because; you can easily locate the best in the bookshops and supermarkets around your area. One way of ensuring that you buy from reputable sellers is by asking for references. Again, comparing different suppliers is essential in helping you locate the best.

The online channel has also made finding goods and services easier. This is because; by simply clicking few pads on your laptop, you will certainly locate the best reading materials. Again, logging into many different sites will ensure that you have a variety of such materials. Again, you can buy the materials any time twenty-four seven.

Do not buy any materials that you come across. Considering some factors before settling on certain reading materials is imperative. For instance, consider the size of the reading material. You certainly would not want to buy a reading material that is too bulky, in case, you are planning to carry it around. You will also need to check at the content the material have.

Look for affordable Fairy tale books for adults. This is because; some reading materials are quite costly. However, this does not mean that they are not good. You can consider asking the seller why the materials are costly than others. You may be surprised to find that their quality is worth the cost.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Write Diet: Eating To Support Writing As A Lifestyle

By Buffy Greentree

If you're going to dedicate yourself to a job in which your brain is the most important part of your body, you need to treat it right. Treat it, and think well. This is no fad diet section; I want to look at how to optimise your writing ability through good nutrition.

The Naughty Things

Don't get me wrong, I have no doubt that people are able to write while eating fast food, and they might even do it better for short bursts with sugar to power them through an all-nighter for an essay. But we're talking about the long term, a career of writing. We are talking about being able to sit down day after day and not falling asleep after your midday meal or crashing from low blood sugar. Best health only comes with good nutrition. If you were a top athlete training for the Olympics, what would you put in your body? Only the best, because you want only the best out of your body. Why do you think your brain isn't similarly affected by what you put into your mouth? Sudden sugar rushes and the following lows play havoc with your concentration and ability to access the key language areas that will bring out the best in your writing.

Hunger vs Willpower

It's very difficult to force yourself to do anything when you are hungry. Easy solution, don't let yourself get hungry. When planning to eat, don't wait until it is too late. One of the biggest traps I've found while writing is that you get caught up in what you are doing, and then suddenly realise you're starving. You go into the kitchen and everything seems too difficult, so you might just grab some chips or live on toast. Toast might get you through the short term, but you'll look back at the week and realise you haven't had anything other than processed carbs. The salad materials you bought have now gone brown and your poor digestive system hasn't seen a vitamin in days. Therefore, plan ahead! And plan to have some pre-made meals for the few slips you might still make.

The first step is to always have breakfast. I know, some of you don't like breakfast. You don't feel hungry in the morning, it's 'always' been this way, it's in built. But you can train yourself to prefer and even crave a healthy meal to start your day. So start with something, even if it is just a piece of fruit (but be aware of the 'sugar crash' that can follow natural fruit sugars as it can follow a cake or biscuit).

My breakfast ranges from porridge with cinnamon and brown sugar in winter, because it's comforting and makes the world seem better, to natural yogurt and a homemade oat and dried apricot granola. I find yogurt too cold for winter, but refreshing and light in summer. Also, both meals are not at all difficult to whip together, and not having to make the choice of what to eat every morning saves some of my decision making power for later. Whatever works for you, organise it and use it. Plan simple and appropriate breakfasts that won't be stressful to make. Plan them now, and add the ingredients to the shopping list.

Assuming you get up early enough to leave time between breakfast and lunch, I agree with the Hobbits on the importance of elevenses. Taking a break in mid-morning to have a snack breaks the workload into manageable pieces and gives you something to look forward to. Moreover, I'm not one of those people who say you should only eat fruit, unless you feel like it. Personally I find fruit one of the greatest things in the universe, however I am also in favour of a bit of cake - when it's the good solid homemade variety. You know, something to excite you about the upcoming break, without leaving you pinging off the walls. Cheese and biscuits is another good snack. It is just a matter of all things in moderation.


Ah, lunch. It is a brilliant meal. So many options! Almost anything is acceptable at lunch, unlike dinner and breakfast that tend to be more traditional and rigid in their definitions. The thought of lunch, what I might be having and how it will taste, gets me through a tough morning writing session. I am not above negotiating or bribing myself when necessary. However, you do need to think about the consequences.

Many people complain about a tiredness and heaviness after lunch that makes tasks such as writing feel impossible. This wipes out a good three hours of possible writing time, for no real benefit. Therefore, do everything in your power to stop this mid-afternoon crash. This is going to take some experimentation, and I don't think I agree with some practitioners who argue that it is due to carbohydrate intolerance and can be solved by eating carb-free. That might be partly true for some people, but there are a whole range of factors that affect that afternoon dip.

Some Steps You Can Take To Avoid the After-Lunch Slump

1. Avoid eating too much. That 'stuffed' feeling is a bad sign. It means that more blood is going to be diverted to your digestive system to deal with the overload, and that you are going to feel sleepy and weak as a result.

2. Be careful of hot meals. They can be great in winter, but do have a habit of lulling your body into a meditative state.

3. Meditating for 20 minutes is excellent, but afterwards you need to kick your body back into gear, so try going for a walk to get the blood flowing again to the rest of your body. Also, getting out into the sunlight will let your body know it should be awake.

4. Are you getting enough iron? One of the causes of fatigue, in women in particular, is lack of iron. Use your lunchtime as a chance to make sure you get enough. Chuck some spinach into your salad, or make it a Thai beef salad.

5. After the allocated 20 minutes, you need to kick your body back into gear, so try going for a walk to get the blood flowing again to the rest of your body. Also, getting out into the sunlight will let your body know it should be awake.

In the afternoon it is easy to start craving carbs and sugar, but now really isn't the best time to have them, as they are just going to make you feel worse. Instead, now is a great time to make sure you have gotten enough veggies for the day. Still a bit low? Try something like carrot sticks with hummus, or even nuts. Once you realise how good getting vitamins can be, your body will be begging you for them.


Dinner. Hmmm, I'm not sure if I buy the common diet myth that 'You shouldn't eat after 6pm.' I find that coming to that time of night and realising I can't have anything more until I go to bed is seriously depressing, and just makes me want to sulk. So sometimes you need to be realistic about this. A smaller dinner with a dessert, followed by a supper snack a few hours later will keep you ticking over nicely for an evening writing session.

Make your meals smaller and you are allowed to have more of them. How great is that? Also, you will avoid feeling stuffed, and not feel hungry in between. Just make sure that you do reduce the size of your meals to compensate for having more of them.

Snacking While Writing

As previously mentioned, I'm not above a bit of bribing to get myself to sit down and write. When I first started my writing challenge, I had a great idea. I would beat two willpower problems at once: I would make sure I was never hungry OR fighting major temptation. How did I do this? By allowing myself to eat as much chocolate as I wanted, but only while I was writing. Great plan, huh? If I wanted to eat chocolate, which I did nearly all the time, then I had to be writing.

Hmmm... then there's the downside... If you're planning to spend 4+ hours writing per day, then eating chocolate for this entire time is not going to be healthy. The chocolate had to go. Painful, but it came down to a point of all or nothing for me. I was like an alcoholic - once I started, I couldn't stop. So the only solution was not to start at all.

I then welcomed into my life caramel jerseys. Not helpful: I'd just replaced the chocolate with something else. So I needed a different solution, and I still felt I needed something while I was just sitting there during the day - and the chewing helped me think! My solution was to chew gum. What else was I to do?

Chewing gum has a couple of benefits: first, your breath stays minty fresh. Second, the chewing really seems to help the thought process. Third, it stops you putting anything else, like mysteriously appearing pieces of chocolate, into your mouth.

Now I know this sounds like a small, inconsequential piece of advice, but think about it. If chewing gum saves me from devouring chocolate for four hours a day, that saves me hundreds of calories a day. Hundreds of calories a day quickly equals an extra two kilos of weight gain per month. That becomes 24kgs heavier for every year that I write! Considering my writing challenge is for five years, that would make me three times my current weight!

Like I said, chew gum.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

A Guide On How To Find The Best Deals On Flights

By Judy Sullivan

These days, airfares change often and it is therefore challenging for travelers to find the best deal. Most travelers wish to get cheap air tickets and the common question they have in their minds is how to save money on airfare. This is particularly the case from frequent travelers because they may end up spending too much money on airplane travel. The following are tips on how to find the best deals on flights.

Travelers should first sign up for the airfare alerts offered by websites that list airfares. These sites send emails to people who sign up for alerts informing them when the prices of air tickets have gone down. Some websites inform travelers about the availability of reduced airfares on the routes they select regardless of the airline or flight time chosen.

You can also get good deals on air travel if you sign up for frequent flier programs and emails from different airlines. Airlines always try to attract customers to book with them directly by offering special deals after they sign up for their email lists and newsletters. They may provide you with a promo code deal that you can only redeem on their websites. An airline can also alert you on special deals available to members of its loyalty program.

Being a flexible flyer is another thing that can help you pay reduced airfares. You should not only be flexible when selecting destinations and travel dates but also when choosing departure and arrival times. All flights have different price levels. Some of the things that affect airfares include how popular the destination is, the date in which the ticket was bought, whether a flight is full and the travel season.

People can also pay less on air travel if they book travel tickets early. Domestic airlines usually provide travelers with the best fares if they purchase tickets twenty four, fourteen or seven days before the date of a flight. Travelers who use their creativity to search for flights can also get better deals. This includes checking the prices of air tickets based on schedule and connections.

People who are taking a vacation can opt for travel packages that often include air tickets, accommodation and car rentals. Package rates are usually lower than the costs of paying separately for these services. Travelers can also save money on air travel by cashing their frequent flyer points or miles to pay for international flights.

Calling travel agents and asking them to assist you get a package deal is another thing that can help you pay less. Travel agents are well informed about the airline companies that are charging the cheapest fares to different places. The service fee they charge is minimal compared to the amount of money you can save.

After they find a cheap ticket, travelers should obtain information about the extra fees that they may be required to pay for premium seats and luggage among other things. This will let them know the entire amount they will pay before decide to buy a ticket. If they heed these guidelines on how to find the best deals on flights, travelers can save money each time they fly.

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How To Know If The Traveling Pastor Got An Attitude Problem

By Judy Sullivan

There are times when people are required to work together with a traveling pastor. If this is the case, it is only normal to know if the superior is someone who got an attitude problem. If the person can determine who is good-natured and who has a foul nature, then one can easily adapt to the situation. Here are some tips to know who has an attitude problem at the church.

The first thing to do is to know if the said priest is self-centered. There are lots of priests nowadays who are selfless but there are also those who only think about themselves. They do not care about other people's needs but they expect their needs to be attended to above anything else. It sometimes take precedence over that of the church's.

Just because the said professional works in a church does not mean that he or she is not prone to mistakes. The said professional really has an attitude problem if he or she does not show any signs of remorse when they make mistakes or when they are caught for their misdeeds. They will not even offer a heartfelt apology or ask for mercy for those things.

Being unable offer a heartfelt apology or ask for forgiveness might also be due to the fact that the said professional has a high blaming behavior. This is the kind of behavior that will just project all of a person's faults on to other people. This means that whatever happens, any mistake is never his or her fault.

It will be bad if they are unreliable too. The people at the church should be reliable, especially since they are being looked up to by the less unfortunate souls. If these souls cannot rely on the church, they will get lost even further. A professional who has an unreliable disposition should just be evicted from his or her position.

There are also those professionals who may be aware of the consequences of their actions but choose to ignore it. It is just like they do not even care that there are other people who will be affected by the actions that they take. They have little, if not zero, conscience. All they care about is their own well-being.

Pathological lying is also a trait of such professionals who have attitude problems. This means that they can lie if they consider this to be helpful to their image and if the lie will not be discovered. If the lie is discovered or followed up on, they will simply imply that the other person is wrong and that the lie was never said in the first place.

Someone who can rationalize easily can either be a good or a bad person. However, someone who use their rationalizing ability to twist conversations to gain at the expense of others surely have an attitude problem. If these people get trapped, they either keep on talking or change subjects. At times, they get angry.

There are many other signs that the person can check up on to see if the said traveling pastor has an attitude problem. If the person can do a good job at this, then he or she can easily avoid working with such professionals. It is better to be near a professional who is good-natured, after all.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Lydia Sloley As A Role Model In The Society

By Amanda Bean

Raised in Brooklyn, NY as a people person, Lydia Sloley touched the lives of numerous persons. She touched their lives through her sense of her community consciousness. In the year 1982, Lydia go saved and received Christ as the personal Savior and Lord. She was gifted with poetry which according to her was a blessing from the Lord.

Both nationally and internationally her steps were directed by God and she was able to bless the lives of many people through her gift of poetic expressions. After effectively concluding the National Broadcasting School, Lydia began a program known as Life In Its Poetic Form. This program was aired on WCAs in the entire metropolitan around Boston region.

Because of the knowledge and skills that she obtained from the institutions, the lady was able to produce, write and direct some of her Television programs. This was due to her knowledge and skills that she acquired to enable her become a producer.

During the time, most of her programs were intended to encourage, inspire and motivate her viewers so that they could be persuaded to accept the daily challenges as faced by human beings.

Most institutions such as the churches, Schools and other corporations praised her for the good work that she was doing to change people lives. Currently, the lady has written more than five books of poetry.

The books cover topics such as relations, inspiring insights, Deliberate Yourself Through Christ, Challenging Experiences and Accepting Our Feelings. The publications above have greatly created room for other works in progress.

This recognition has made her write many poetic books in the last five years. The books are of different topics ranging from inspirational to encouragements. These books include; relationships, inspirational insights, Knowing Yourself through Christ and Challenging Experiences and Understanding Our Emotions.

The novel is inspirational with its title The Fountain of Youth Called Truth. This novel made her to begin teaching people on how the inner truth being conveyed positively in outer beauty. She encouraged her audiences that through following the path of Jesus Christ, they will obtain the inner peace due to less stress.

The most inspired novel that she ever wrote was the Fountain of Youth Called Truth. She began more teachings after she had written this novel and thereby revealing to the people that the inner truth should be borne positively. She encouraged the people to follow Christ so that they can have everlasting and more promising relationships with the Lord. Most people therefore turned to the Lord because of her encouragements to the world and also to the people.

In her forthcoming poetry such as the Supernatural woman, Lydia tells women on their authorization through keeping and following the commands of the lord. The lady also created a websites to help her reach and empower women as much as possible. Lydia Sloley therefore is a good character to be followed.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ways To Increase Your Blog Traffic In 2014

By Colin Burnett

Great Tips On How To Beat The Rest At Blogging...

but also the most important thing....

The tips in this article are designed to help you to create a blog that will accomplish your goals and will reach the audience that your blog was created for.

Whatever you do, be sure that all of your content is original.

I have listed some points about blogging itself and also how to increase blog traffic....

You won't increase your blog traffic by copying others. You will most likely lose traffic and also respect.

When getting started with your blog, think about buying a domain name instead of using a free blog host. Acquiring a domain name is inexpensive and will ensure a professional appearance. Choose something memorable and relative to the content.

Do not be long winded in your blog posts. Don't omit important details, but don't make a blog post so long it will bore your readers to death.

Readers don't care about lengthy descriptions, they want you to get to the point quickly so they can learn what they came to find out. They want you to get to the point.

The inclusion of images in your blog can enhance your blog by breaking up text content. An image can go a long way toward that goal. This is why you should include images as often as possible.

Try thinking about how the readers can benefit from your posts. If you wish to be a single beneficiary here, you should create a private journal.

If you can develop a relationship with your readers, they will tend to be more loyal to you, and keep coming back. This will not only increase your blog traffic but keep traffic constant.

Having active commentary on your blog is an effective way to maintain traffic.

This is because comments are content just like blog articles.

Well structured blog posts also make for easier reading and scanning. No one wants to read just text right?Add videos and images, use short paragraphs and personal text for example...

You can encourage commenting by asking questions and inquiring about your readers' perspectives in your blog articles. Responding to comments also encourages commenting.

When you start blogging, you might be doing it for marketing reasons. While this is perfectly fine, you need to make sure that your focus is on your content, not your marketing.

Just get out there and make a start. I have great mentors and can help you increase blog traffic to your own site.



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How To Use Article Marketing To Increase Your Sales

By Madelene Dekuyper

Believe it or not, article marketing really does dominate the landscape for start-up web businesses. Of course, the huge businesses out there do not need to put so much effort into pushing content, but the smaller guys are able to build bigger businesses by pushing content. Read about a few great ways you can improve your campaign.

Know your fee rates. Companies who work with affiliates charge different rates, sometimes even depending on the type of marketing you plan to do for them. Check out these fees, and make sure to pay attention to any fees that may be hidden "start-up" fees in the contract. Don't pay for something if you don't know know what it is.

If you are repeating something that you saw on another person's site then you need to be sure to give them credit for it and provide a link back to their site. This will save you from having anyone upset with you and it will let your users see that you are noble and can give credit when it is due.

One tip to consider when considering article marketing is that writing is not as bad as you may think it is. It is important to write just as you would speak and then clean up any of the grammatical errors afterward. After practice, you should be able to write short articles in only a matter of minutes.

Find out if your article really flows as well as you think it does. Read it aloud in front of a friend or family member to get their advice. If something does not sound quite right to you, or to them, you may need to change it up a little bit.

Be sure to spell check your articles and then read them yourself, to be sure that everything is spelled correctly and the right words have been used. Spellcheckers don't know what word you intended. You may have entirely the wrong word in place, albeit perfectly spelled. Check your grammar. If you are not a grammarian, use simpler sentence structure.

After you have written your article, it is important to focus your attention on promoting your article or else you have done all of that hard work for nothing. You can promote your article on Twitter or share a link to it on Facebook. Also, have your friends tell your friends.

When publishing articles on external websites, use the resource box at the bottom of the article to your advantage. Tell readers about you and what it is you can do for them. Increase your credibility as an expert, build additional backlinks to your site, and get exposure for your name. If links are allowed, use keywords in the anchor text that point to the landing pages on your site.

As you begin to learn more about article marketing, you will inevitably see that you can carve out a path to success by applying solid and working tips one at a time. As one method begins to work, it then opens the door to another variety of tactics you can use. Take things slowly, and use these tips for your success.

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Welcoming A Guest Preacher Ensures A Great Event

By Judy Sullivan

When congregations meet a guest preacher for the first time, it is generally on a special occasion that requires the services of a true speaker. The route that a church follows to get the speaker to the pulpit is at times a formal one in the beginning, an the atmosphere will warm when certain steps are taken. It will calm the nerves of church managers when the person that is chosen to speak is well known among churchgoers in the local area.

Contacting a speaker via a telephone call will fall on the shoulders of a minister. The tone of the call is always friendly but will convey a need that the church has. The reasons for the visit are discussed in great detail, and a formal invitation is sent to church members after certain details are discussed. When the call ends, it is likely that the person will look forwarding to visit the church but the Board that manages the church funds will have to vote on the matter.

The clergyman will provide a great deal of valuable information on the forms that are sent out. The clergy can choose to provide a script of each speech or sermon that is to be executed during the event. Spaces on the form will clarify the purpose of each event so that all parties understand why the visit is being scheduled. If a person is to be baptized on that date, then those names are included on the form.

The congregation is provided with an announcement about the event, and church funds are to be used to mail the notices out. A great crowd is expected to arrive, which will justify the expenses incurred and many church members will look forward to the engagement. Many churches enjoy gathering together after certain speakers have concluded for the day as a form of fellowship.

Certain spaces in the form that is sent out will allow the speaker to make known any special needs. The space could list items that would be presented to people who are being baptized that day, or the person might ask the choir to sing several songs in celebration of a seasonal holiday. This opportunity to make a request will ultimately make the speaker feel welcomed before they arrive.

The information that is provided on the form will be used to create an introduction at the beginning of each speaking engagement. The names of the spouse and children will be needed, and the dates that the person attended seminary, and any other credentials that are pertinent. The congregation will warm to the words of a person that allows others to get close, and any information that the person cares to share will prove to be useful.

The church Board will review all costs associated with the visit since the funds given by parishioners are what pays for these expenses. Some members may feel that a fee should be provided to the speaker and travel costs are often added to those totals. Lodging arrangements will be discussed and finalized before the speaker arrives in the area.

A guest preacher will convey a certain message to the congregation that is meant to inspire every individual in attendance. The speeches will be tailored to the needs of the church and will be presented in an eloquent manner. All members of the congregation will enjoy reading about the speech in the weekly newsletter.

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

You Never Have To Go Without Profit Again With These Article Marketing Tips

By Kelle Dudack

If you're looking for a new way to sell your products, you may want to consider article marketing. Article marketing is a great way to discretely promote products to readers. But what can you do to make sure your article marketing is a success? In this piece, we'll give you the tips you need to accomplish your goals.

Keep your content up to date. If readers come across an older article and realize it is dated, they will leave immediately. You should try to keep your articles recent, which can simply be done by adding links to updated articles. Take advantage of the "Most Recent" or "Most Popular" features on your site. This way, even old content will generate money for you.

Get away from stiff AP style regulations and rules when you write for SEO. The benefit is references inside your article or blog that are more helpful within search engines. You will have to follow AP rules for content that flows, but reduce the restrictions to generate improved results from search engines.

Be very personable when you write for your readers. It isn't always necessary that you use words like "I" or "me". But, you do want to come across to your readers as a real person. You need to take extra care to ensure that your readers understand that you aren't just some company looking to profit. You are, but they need to see you in a softer light.

Make sure to use linkbacks. Create linkbacks to your own content on your site pages. Good examples of linkbacks would be having an archive of your articles or related links to other pages on your site. Be careful not to put too many of these links as they clutter your pages. More links on your pages mean more links will pop up on search engines.

It is important that you stick to the topic that was asked for. Many sites do not want to use an article that rants on and on about a totally different article. If you are unsure of what to write about a specific topic, you can always ask the requester for more information.

As your article marketing resources expand, make sure that your articles are extensively cross-referenced to each other. Do not make links between articles just for the sake of linking, but try to take advantage of every reasonable possibility where one article would support another. A well cross-referenced web of article links will boost your readership significantly.

Work on your word count. A good article should not be too long to be entertaining, or too short to be informative. Different article directories want different sized articles as well. Most look for articles between three hundred to eight hundred words, so if you consistently stick with five hundred, you should be fine.

As you begin to learn more about article marketing, you will inevitably see that you can carve out a path to success by applying solid and working tips one at a time. As one method begins to work, it then opens the door to another variety of tactics you can use. Take things slowly, and use these tips for your success.

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Writing Inspiration Tips: Discover Your Muse

By Buffy Greentree

There it is, glaring at you: the blank page symbolising the beginning and end of a project. It tends to cause the near overwhelming urge to crawl back to bed. How does one possibly fight this chillingly blank stare? Unleash your secret weapon. It's time to set your Muse against the fear of the Blank Page.

Who or what is a Muse? Most simply, it is someone else to blame. And sometimes that is enough.

If you're a fan of Greek mythology, you'll recognise Muses from the nine Muses of the ancient Greek world. Though often portrayed as scantily clad women, their primary purpose was not to inspire through the arousal of sexual desire. Rather, they were the embodiment and sponsors of all arts. The Muses would bless you the necessary skills and inspiration; then, and only then would you be able to produce truly great art.

Muses have maintained their place throughout history in various forms, used ever as an entity that bestows inspiration and passion upon an individual (rather than arousing it within them). This is a critical distinction of roles. This way, it's your responsibility to be open and willing to work when the inspiration is given, but it is her/his/its responsibility to give you that inspiration. If you sit down and work, and yet nothing good comes out, well that's not your fault. Your Muse is throwing a sick day. You are, of course, responsible for doing all you can to win over the Fairest Muse of All, but you can't expect any more from yourself than this.

In recent history, artists have tried to internalised and take responsibility for this creative element, and the result is the tortured artist. In contemporary times, it is the writer's fault if they cannot produce inspired work on demand. This is stressful enough to make anyone curl up and whimper. It instils and magnifies the fear of failure that can cripple a writer, that fear which causes much of the writer's block in the world.

As such, one of the most effective mental exercises for the developing writer is to find and identify your Muse. It is something external to you that has the ability to grant you inspiration when it wants, and only requires that you sit down and faithfully work, and maybe write it a sonnet or two in thanks. Then, unseen by you, it will infuse its magic into your work, and together you will create something great. And if the work you produce is not great? Well, you can blame your muse for not turning up on that day.

Take a moment now to discover your Muse. My personal faith works well for me, and you need to find that which works best for you. Give it personality, and characteristics with which you can interact. Sit and make a deal with it: your part is to turn up and start writing on demand (and to woo it on occassion); their part is to bless the process and take responsibility for the outcome.

In general, I have found cats make good Muses. There is something in the way they carry themselves that suggests they have the ability to grant inspiration (it certainly explains why they love sitting on keyboards so much, and perhaps why there are so many photos of them online). They also have egos big enough to take your successes or failures in their stride.

Perhaps your Muse is the spirit of your favourite writer, or Botticelli's Venus, the spirit of new-born art. Whoever (or whatever) it is, their role is to be an external being, there to assure you of some higher meaning to your work, and to remind you to relax and let the words flow.

As unusual as it sounds, I urge you to undertake this activity right now. Search for an answer that will work for you and has a strong personal meaning. Either real or imaginary, designate someone else to take the pressure and stress of the creative process, so you can just enjoy having fun in your writing. Who knows what it might bring?

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Building Writing Motivation: Playing And Generating Enthusiasm

By Buffy Greentree

"It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to." Annie Gottlier.

All activities that have not become habits are a result of one of two things; enthusiasm giving you motivation or plain hard willpower. However, for the majority of people, enthusiasm does not last, and motivation is difficult to maintain. We suddenly realise what we're working on means hard work and will take months and years to get the results we secretly hoped would come overnight. Many people hit this in their writing early on. Pure inspiration will rarely carry the writer all the way through the first draft, let alone the second, third, fifth or tenth. And that is long before the ordeal of trying to find a publisher, if we go the traditional route, or the promotion and marketing necessary for self-publishing.

So how can you possibly maintain your motivation? To start with, you need to realise that motivation and enthusiasm are all in the mind. As I discuss later in my book ('The Five Day Writer's Retreat'), but motivation is an attitude. This is great, because it means that it is totally under your control, if you have the mental discipline to take charge of your thoughts. Our mood and thoughts are easily affected by our environment and experiences. Knowing this, you can set up systems that will reinforce your desire for your task and rebuild your motivation. Generating enthusiasm and a constant feeling of play and fun in your work are two great methods of doing this, and I'll detail some methods of increasing both of these.


1. The most effective tool for becoming a prolific writer is to be able to build motivation and enthusiasm for anything, particularly when it's something you're writing for as work. Want me to write about the new changes to income tax law? Bring it on! The difference between camel and horse dung? I'll think like a five year old and find it cool. If you can train yourself to excitement, you'll find your career flourishes (even if it's just because people want to see what you can make sound exciting next). You will also turn out more content because you will not constantly fight the urge to get up and do absolutely anything else. The difference between begrudgingly writing for an hour turning out 250 words, and letting your fingers tap-dance across the keys for an hour producing 2,500 words, is not just a measure of productivity levels, but something that can affect your health and the longevity of your career.

2. A very simple but often overlooked method is to find someone else who is interested in the same thing you should be. Other people's enthusiasm can be catching, so use it! If you have lost your spark for a topic or a task, it is always useful to find someone who is burning with desire, and warm yourself at their fire. Now, that person could be anywhere in the world, yet only a blog post, book chapter or podcast away.

3. There are many great books on writing. Sometimes, just reading about someone who loves writing is enough to remind me that I love it too. So, beg, borrow or steal some books on writing. Ask for them for Christmas presents, borrow them from the library, or obtain them any other way you can. But don't read them all at once, in one sitting. Try to read a little bit each day, a sweet mouthful that tickles your taste buds and continues to feed your enthusiasm. I find this is the best way to use these books. Always have one on the go, and turn to it when you are struggling to sit down and write. You may find yourself getting into the mindset.


Critically for your creativity, you need to think of your writing as playtime. If you think about your writing as 'work', your motivation will flee from you. Have you ever tried to get a child to stop playing in order to come in and do homework? Imagine being able to harness the untapped power of their enthusiasm for playing towards being productive.

1. Procrastination. Have you noticed how when you have something else you really should be doing, something worse than your regular chores, those regular chores suddenly become a lot more attractive? Such as cleaning up your bedroom when you should be studying? Similarly when you 'become serious' about your writing, maybe even giving up your day job to write full time, you suddenly can't find the same motivation for it. Now your writing is your 'have to' task, rather than your sneaky secret private time. It's the thing that you want to procrastinate from doing, rather than being the procrastination. How to battle this? Try to do your writing when you should be doing something else. Sounds stupid, but try it. Take on a DIY renovation or start doing your tax early. If you find these win out over sneaking off to write, then you might need to consider being a builder or an accountant.

2. Imagination. The more you involve your imagination, the more like play writing will feel. Each time you write you can witness an adventure. How do you involve your imagination more? Set yourself a challenge that will need creative thinking to fit it into your work. During one essay and exam period, a friend and I dared each other to quote certain 'sources' in our essays. My friend managed to footnote 'I am a fish' written in Ancient Greek (a wonderful tribute to the TV series Red Dwarf), and I used Terry Pratchett in an essay on Ancient Rome. The naughty secret between you and the work might only be a sentence or two, but it can turn a boring essay into a cheeky endeavour, and makes it a whole lot more fun.

3. Relaxation. I've created a ritual in which I get home from work, go straight to the gym, come back and have dinner, then get a cup of jasmine tea, and sit myself down in my writing chair with a small sigh of relief. A physical sigh, which actually helps a lot, I recommend it. As well as the cup of tea, or wine if you prefer. Make this time a relaxing experience. It's your time to be with yourself and your characters, to see what they're up to and have a chat. Create an inviting environment and include little rituals that you look forward to. Maybe talk someone into giving you a foot rub when you get started... always worth a try!

4. No routine! Sometimes setting a word limit to aim for is effective, as this uses the 'goal achievement' aspect of motivation. But for some people, that won't work. It will make them feel stressed and constantly focused on meeting the limit. Kids play because they want to play, and they stop when they want to stop (or more commonly, when they are made to stop). They can go from one piece of equipment, over to the next, and back again as much as they like. There are no rules and no routine they have to follow. You can make your writing like that. Skip around chapters, write whatever jumps into your mind. It won't work for everyone, but it may work for you.

So there you go - three hints on enthusiasm, and four for play in order to maintain your motivation for your writing until you're happy with the product. I hope they come in handy!

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Discover The Goodness Of Digital Printing That Is Eco Friendly

By Marissa Velazquez

To get the best in printing, it is good to first get the best shops. This is in terms of quality work and also affordable prices. This character is what defines digital printing that is eco friendly since it enhances professionalism all the time. They are too well versed with the different services that a client may be in need of. With this clients have become confident of them as they are assured.

They deal with all types of colors. This becomes a big gain to the clients who are not limited on what they will print. The quality of all the types is also quite high. It is too a big advantage to the customers as materials are diverse. This is in terms of making different materials like posters and books.

After they have printed the various materials needed, the too offer delivery services. This has helped as a customer will get the posters, books or even flyers right at his or her doorstep. This delivery is done on time and thus they are reliable.

When there is an improvement that needs to be done, they are experts. This is because through their many years of experience, they help design the graphics in a better way. Also depending on the material chosen, digital printers will help a client get the best color. This also includes the writing which is quite beneficial.

Companies which would like to have a big batch printed will get it right at any location. This is because with their personnel, they will help get any workload done on time. All types of assignments handed over to them, are done in the right manner too. This too is an advantage to those who want a small number of pieces which will be done in the right manner.

Clients are treated in a professional way when it comes to asking questions. When they call to inquire about something, they are assured of an answer right away. This is because there is a customer care that is always there to answer them.

The working hours are also quite friendly. This helps attend to a big number of clients which is a plus to the customers. With this one will not be pressured to run so as to be attended to other issues. They are also able to do a lot daily and thus serve people on time. Therefore, delays are not experienced.

After the service the customers are given a chance to comment about the service. This has kept the company on toes because they strive to have a good reputation. In this case all the benefits tilt to the customers as they are assured of quality service all the time. Their high ratings have also placed them in a good position in this field.

Delivery of the materials printed by digital printing that is eco friendly is quite easy. This is because they know the best and reliable companies to do the job. This applies to even those who are far from their offices. Therefore one is sure the material will be delivered on time and in a good condition.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

How To Break A Spell

By Marissa Velazquez

There are several factors to keep in mind when you want to break a spell. All types of spells including the witchcraft spells and the free voodoo spells require that you always remember the rule of threes. It outlines that any energy sent out into the world is returned to the sender three fold. This means that if you were to cast a spell that will produce positive energy for instance healing or love spells, that energy will be returned to you three times stronger.

This also works for the negative spells. For instance when you put a hex on someone to make him sick or to cause him some sort of accident, the energy in this case is negative and it is returned to you three fold. Magic, charms and these energies are therefore not to be taken lightly and one should be careful when casting or breaking these spells.

One may assume that love spells always produce positive energy but this will depend on how it is employed. If you cast it just for the reason of attracting love, it may work just perfectly. If however you do it to force somebody into loving against their will, the whole thing may be null and void.

Voodoo should be used in a positive way. It should not directly affect the other person but should be used to affect the surroundings so as to produce positive energy. One should only make himself more attractive with the help of voodoo so as to appeal the other person to like him but never to force another person into doing something they do not want to.

If you sense that someone has put a hex on you, you may cast several spells to reverse this. Reversal spells normally turn the negative energy to the original source therefore affecting him or her. They should however be done very carefully because in a case where the sender notices that you reversed it, he may send it back with dire consequences the second time.

Here are some things that you should have when you want to reverse curses. You will require a pen and a piece of paper, a thin string and a white candle, pepper black in color, some sandalwood oil and a wok. With these items, you will follow the following steps very carefully.

Light a small fire in the wok and light the candle with it then place it close to a window. Hold the paper scroll and as you pass it through the flame three times, concentrate on the curse to be broken. Finally, you have to whisper the following words thrice, as I utter this undesired curse, reverse this curse.

After saying the words, drop the scroll of paper into the wok and add 3 drops of sandalwood oil then sprinkle some black pepper. After that, let the flame die out and if it the paper burns down completely, the curse is reversed. This is an activity that can be done to break a spell.

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History Of Science Fiction Comic Book Authors

By Marissa Velazquez

The first sci-fi comic strip was a comedy called Mr Skygack from Mars by A. D. Condo, which appeared in the 1900s. The first sci-fi comic strip of a serious nature was Buck Rodgers in 1928, which was quickly followed by Flash Gordon, Brick Bradford, and Dan Dare from Britain. Since then Sci-fi comic books have spread throughout the world and there are many science fiction comic book authors creating more imaginative storylines making the genre incredibly popular to this day.

The superhero sub- genre of sci-fi comics began with the introduction of Superman by Planet Comics in the 1950s. EC comics created sci-fi comics to great success during the 1950s and plot-lines and concepts gradually became more and more sophisticated and clever. US comic book authors began to create sci-fi comics that were aimed at adults and adolescents, and in the late 60s, hippy underground became popular with adults.

The Japanese Manga comics originated in the 1950s and the first Manga sci-fi comic strip was Astro Boy by Osamu Tezuka. Since then Manga has become very popular all over the world. Not all Manga comics are sci-fi but the most well known, such as Ghost in the Shell and Akira are of the sci-fi genre.

Sci-fi graphic novels first appeared in the 60s and comic strips with a longer and more developed storyline. Graphic novels have the advantage of being able to portray specific concepts that would be difficult to put into words. Robots, time travel, virtual reality and mecha are popular concepts in sci-fi graphic novels. The graphic novel has become increasingly sophisticated in it's artistry and storylines and tend to be aimed more at adolescents and adults.

In America the majority of sci-fi comics tend to be in the superhero sub-genre. Marvel and DC comics have been extremely successful with their Superman, Spiderman, Thor, Avengers and Incredible Hulk superhero comics. The superhero comics contain many elements of sci-fi, although most of the storylines are set in the present day on earth.

The sci-fi Manga comics from Japan are usually set in the future or in some alternative reality. For example Akira, which provided inspiration for The Matrix films, and Ghost in the Shell, which is set in the future. Not all manga is of the sci-fi genre, but the most popular Manga comics outside of japan tend to be the sci-fi ones.

Many sci-fi comics and graphic novels depict the specific science fiction concepts that existed when they were written and capture the zeitgeist of the era. The older and classic sci-fi graphic novels were hand drawn and inked by an artist, whereas modern sci-fi comics often use computer generated images created using photoshop, corel paint, illustrator and paintbucket.

Science fiction is a very loose genre and there are many sub-genres. New concepts in sci-fi comics are being created all the time and there are certain science fiction comic book authors that have revolutionised the medium. This includes the graphic artist Warren Ellis who created the concept of the Cyberpunk with his Transmetropolitan series of comics. Also, Alan Moore enjoy a huge following around the world with his V for Vendetta graphic novel, which has a social commentary and is set is a dystopian future.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Why Consult Executive Resume Writing Service In Philadelphia PA

By Marissa Velazquez

Recruiters have to peruse through many resumes and the ability of your document to communicate clearly to the readers will offer you a great advantage in being picked for interview or the next selection process. If you get everything right at the resumes presentation stage, you are likely to go far with the interview process. Through the help of executive resume writing service in Philadelphia PA, you create a better chance for being selected as the right candidate for a job.

Even when you are not finally picked as the right candidate, the mere appearance in interviewing platforms gives you exposure. You get experience on how to answer to questions, prepare for interviews, and be confident. It also increases the number of interviews you are called to attention.

Resumes will help you in being selected and picked for positions even in times when you are not present to represent yourself such as during the selection of candidates prior to the interview. Having an effective and solid resume will boost your prospects in obtaining the job you want. However, it may not be as easy as many people think when drafting and writing down this job application tool.

Rushing through the process of writing executive resumes only does more harm than benefit. You have to approach this task properly with help of a professional resume writing expert. Preparing resumes is something many people hate and they end up crafting pieces, which are not worthy their status. These resumes represent you and they should clearly portray an image of who you are even before the recruiters meet you.

Although resumes may not guarantee you a straight win in the selection process or the interview, it increases the chances of being selected and picked as the preferred candidate for a job. There is need for every candidate to take this phase of job application process seriously. This document will be read by high-level recruiters including company chief executives, directors, and board members.

If you have stated in the summary that your key strengths are to increase business sales, you need to make sure you dwell on how you can achieve that throughout the document while giving some examples. Candidates applying for jobs need to show evidence that they can add value to a business and this is put right into the document. While many resumes focus on responsibilities, there is a need to describe achievements in a powerful way.

Context is something you have to emphasize when you are crafting your document so that it shows how you have made your achievement with supporting evidence. The design of resumes matters a lot in grabbing the attention of interviewers or recruiters. You have to make it easy to read with key information. Some formatting tricks may be needed to highlight subjects, which give more weight and value addition to your resumes.

If you want to high light the percentage you managed to increased sales in the first year of employment, you can do that using graphic presentation such as bolds and color schemes, which clearly attract the attention of the readers. This way, you allow the readers to easily find the information they want. You can seek executive resume writing service in Philadelphia PA to help you design and craft appropriate resumes.

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Find Reliable Speech Therapy Tucson

By Marissa Velazquez

Speech therapy Tucson aims at providing a durable and effective solution to communication that is affected by disorders on various vocal faculties. The problem can emerge at any age. This calls for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. Disorders affecting eating and swallowing also cause problems with vocal capabilities. The condition of the patient determines the type of action to be taken and the number of sessions to attend. The instructions of the therapist must be followed to ensure that the solution is long lasting and effective.

Treatment requires a multi disciplinary approach where doctors, nurses, teachers and other health professionals are engaged. The issues affecting the patients include sound production, inability to use vocal faculties effectively and poor sound production that includes stammering. Some of the disorders can be addressed through psychological counseling. Other difficulties result from problems with chewing and swallowing.

Some neurological diseases are responsible for voice challenges including stroke, Parkinsons disease and throat or mouth cancer. Injuries on the head, loss of hearing or deafness at birth also affect the speech faculty. Learning difficulties arise from such conditions as dementia or cleft palate. The result is a problem with the way the patient understands and produces sound. The solution lies in identifying the problem early enough and seeking a solution from a professional.

The flexibility of therapists allows them to offer services in different environments depending on the state of the patient. They work from community health centers and hospitals where walk-in patients are attended to. Specialist schools have resident therapists who are accessible to the public as well. The services of therapists can be accessed through mobile clinics or in day centers on scheduled dates.

Mobile therapists offers home based care where patients are attended in the environment they are most comfortable. The services help the elderly and small children ensuring that they are not bothered moving from one location to the other. Such movement might be unsettling and affect their health. The therapist will recommend a certain number of sessions depending on the condition of the patient. Each patient gets a personalized treatment package.

The disorders that relate to speech include articulation where syllables or words are produced incorrectly to the point of confusing the listener. Disorders with fluency are characterized by abnormal stoppage, repetition or prolonged sounds. Disorders with the voice or resonance affect the quality of sound, pitch and volume. It is characterized by pain and extreme discomfort on the part of the child who is speaking. Dysphagia is a feeding disorder that affects drooling, chewing and swallowing.

A comprehensive approach requires the input of a multidisciplinary team including dietitians and occupational therapists. Disorders with the upper aerodigestive system are best addressed through a lifestyle change. Early detection is the first step towards finding a lasting solution. The advice of seasoned therapists is valuable.

Successful speech therapy Tucson thrives on offering customized packages that match the unique conditions of each patient. Properly trained therapists use their seasoned understanding to offer long term and effective solutions. The latest therapy procedures bound to produce good results. The approach given to adults differs slightly with that given to children.

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Millionaire, Convicted and Reconstructed - The Wolf's Activities After His Release From Jail

By Peter Jenkins


Jordan Belfort, frequently called the Wolf of Wall Street, from his previous books, life-style, business and now movie, was born to accountant parents Max and Lear Belfort in 1962. Jordan is renowned for founding a stock broking firm on Wall Street during the 1990s, Stratton Oakmont, nevertheless, Jordan's corporation was based on Long Island not Wall Street. His sales methods, and his passion to become famous and rich, led him to create Stratton Oakmont; which was a firm that sold inexperienced investors valueless stocks, and deserted them once the stocks plummeted. This affair made him serve a 22-month jail term and damages payments to the people he defrauded. Whilst operating Stratton Oakmont, he earned more than one billion dollars, with the help of over one-thousand loyal staff he hired to sell penny stocks to investors. Jordan and his workforce got rich quickly, they lived life in the fast lane, abusing drugs and partying hard.

Activity after Jail


While serving his purportedly 4 years jail term, which became only 22 months after collaborating with the government on his case, Jordan was lucky, or otherwise, to share a jail room with Tommy Chong, serving his 9 months time after a sentence of selling drug paraphernalia online. Tommy inspired Jordan to make his life's story a book, after listening much of what went down in Jordan's life. Jordan penned two books; The Wolf of Wall Street and Catching the Wolf of Wall Street, these books have earned Jordan many millions of dollars. As well as the publications, one of his titles has been adapted into a film with the same name, The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Matthew McConaughey and Leonardo Dicaprio.

Speaking at Business Events

No one can deny that Jordan is a bright man, he had the energy and the will to make his luck and spent the cash as he saw fit. While, his tactics landed him in jail, he, now a self-proclaimed businessman, says he learnt from his mistakes and has reformed. Jordan travels the world giving motivational business talks to budding entrepreneurs and industrial gurus. He earns around $30,000 from each speech, a low sum in comparison with his earnings from Stratton Oakmont, but he has successfully inspired many business-oriented people on good, honourable ways of making large sums of money. In the modern world, the emphasis is on becoming wealthy, regardless of the methods, thus Jordan Belfort feels obligated to educate corporations and individuals about ethical business methods, so that the profits and the methods the profit is made does not get other people in trouble with the law, like they did with him.


Jordan Belfort managed to make millions of dollars running his crooked stock brokerage company, Stratton Oakmont, during the 1990s, but Jordan paid a heavy price for his wrongdoing; he served a 22 month jail term and was ordered to repay in excess of $110 million. Jordan became rich quickly, he spend money like it was water, he attended jail and rehabilitation, however, Jordan learned a valuable lesson in life, and he now travels around the world to teach. He capacity builds people to overcome their obstacles and make ethical business decisions, to save others from the suffering his actions inflicted on others.

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