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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

All kinds of business opportunities knocking at your door

Hi everyone!  I'm Heather DeMarco at the business desk and I would like to turn things around a wee bit.  How's this!  Business opportunities knocking at your door?
Yes!  Very true and we would like you to take a look at these stories that we have gathered for you.  Read them, digest them, but above all, act upon them!
I'm Heather DeMarco wishing you a terrific day.
 
Home business opportunities, Internet business opportunities, small business opportunities, business opportunities in Asia
 
  Medium Businesses in the US to Invest US$7.8B on Storage & Security
  Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
  AMI-Partners specializes in IT, Internet, telecommunications and business services strategy, venture capital, and actionable market intelligence — with a ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080418005061&newsLang=en
 
  Golf Town CEO tees up growth plan
  Business Edge - Calgary,Alberta,Canada
  I was about a 10-per-cent owner of the business." 10. Where does the internet side of the business fit in now? "It's still a store. And it's profitable. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.businessedge.ca/article.cfm/newsID/17673.cfm
 
  Caprock Analytics Stock Ratings
  By Admin
  The Other segment includes the North American Home business, which includes the operations associated with the design, manufacture and sale of furniture products for residential settings in the United States, Canada and Mexico, ...
  Stock-Net.com -
http://stock-net.com
 
  Conference Notes
  By mlq3
  -Internet can play intermediary role: debate, protest, monitoring and reporting (eg Burma, Belarus, Malaysia: SMS for mobilization). What's New? -created opportunities in prov. info:. 1. Personal integrity & Information: need to be ...
  Manuel L. Quezon III: The Daily Dose -
http://www.quezon.ph
 
  Your First Trip Overseas On International Business
  By zarasblog1787
  The Department of Commerce also offers a great deal of expert help, free or for a nominal fee, to assist you in creating a business plan or developing export opportunities. Once you have made contacts and collected business cards, ...
  Zaras Blog -
http://insiderflyfishing.org/zarasblog1787
 
  Christa S. Quarles - Thomas Weisel Partners
  Seeking Alpha - New York,NY,USA
  Most importantly, the repeat visits to our home page create greater opportunities for monetization on some of the most valuable real estate on the web. ...
For more detail check out:
http://seekingalpha.com/article/73468-yahoo-q1-2008-earnings-call-transcript?source=wildcard
 
  free money
  By reese.alden(reese.alden)
  ... pay surf for cash surf to earn directories partners referrals program sell income money making business opportunities get paid to surf the net free easy money cash money extra income online earn money at home freebies internet money ...
  free money -
http://decufi21.blogspot.com/
 
  bulk
  By chang.jeffery(chang.jeffery)
  ... gifts internet payment advertising e-books profits home business opportunity online marketing profits strategies profitable information earn commissions cash money traffic work from home opportunities mlm bonuses website promotion ...
  bulk -
http://qusime06.blogspot.com/
 
  Caprock Analytics Stock Ratings
  By Admin
  EarthLink, Inc. provides Internet access and related value-added services to individual and business customers throughout the United States. The Company operates in two segments: Consumer Services and Business Services. ...
  Stock-Net.com -
http://stock-net.com
 
 

Security tips to help safeguard your home computers and you

Hey there!  I'm Alix Shadonnay at the business desk and it is my pleasure to bring you some very important security tips.  Tips, stories, and headlines that are meant to help protect you and your home computers.  We know how busy you are and we aim to help you stay safe.
Have a pleasant day.
 
Security tips for home computer users
 
  Why are the holes larger in 45 records
  ... security features available; ability to batch process and batch script. In conclusion, macro recorders are not only for advanced computer users, but also for any PC users in general. For those at home, using a PC as a pass time, ...
  Records Lookup -
http://recordslookup.com
 
  Open Question: Do I need to use T-Mobile HotSpot @Home service to ...
  By tapblog6(tapblog6)
  I ask because I have several software programs that only work with Windows 98 and it would cost hundreds of dollars to get the same programs all over again for my computer that has Windows XP Home Service Pack 2. Thanks! ...
  home-services -
http://home-service-solution.blogspot.com/
 
  Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke & Financial Literacy
  By Josh
  7. Your take home pay from your job is less than the total amount you earn. Which of the following best describes what is taken out of your total pay? a.) Social security and Medicare contributions. b.) Federal income tax, property tax, ...
  Backbone Communications -
http://www.backbonecommunications.com
 
  Ubuntu Tweak
  By heathenx
  Show/Hide/Rename Computer, Home, Trash icon or Network icon * Tweak Metacity Window Manager's Style and Behavior * Compiz Fusion settings, Screen Edge Settings, Window Effects Settings, Menu Effect Settins * GNOME Panel Settings ...
  screencasters.heathenx.org/blog -
http://screencasters.heathenx.org/blog
 
  Windows XP going off market in June: What it means
  By seo technical analyst, sem expert(seo technical analyst, sem expert)
  But it is not going to make XP Home Edition available as installable software to end-users. What about after 2014? Well, that's unclear. But it's possible XP will stop being installable at that point. Microsoft's official policy is that ...
  Computer software hardware tips -
http://computersoftwarehardwaretips.blogspot.com/
 
  PCs and Parenting: Tips for Making Them Perfect Together
  By momstylenews
  Home PCs are more user-friendly than ever, with a range of hardware and software options designed to be useful and fun for users at every level of experience. * Keep security in mind, especially if you have family members who are new to ...
http://generationi.wordpress.com
 
  Map network drive over SSH
  By lucidTipster
  Map network drive (Computer 2). Open Windows Explorer; Click on Tools->Map Network Drive; Select the Drive; In the "Folder:" field enter \\192.168.10.1\sharename (see screenshot); Uncheck "Reconnect on logon"; Click on "different user ...
  Lucid Tips -
http://www.lucidtips.com
 
  Charlotte nc tax records
  ... security features available; ability to batch process and batch script. In conclusion, macro recorders are not only for advanced computer users, but also for any PC users in general. For those at home, using a PC as a pass time, ...
  Records Lookup -
http://recordslookup.com
 
  100 Things You Need to Know About Microsoft Windows Vista
  By Jen Blue
  Chock full of timesaving tips, heady solutions, and expert know-how, this book doesn't break the bank nor does it require a Bowflex body to hoist it around. Inside you'll find step-by-step help for the 100 things every Windows user ...
  Jen Blue's Home -
http://jenblue.blogspot.com/
 
  Roaming Profiles
  By Gorge Lucas -
  http://www.jsifaq.com/SF/Tips/Tip.aspx?id=8768 ******************** Keep your profiles TINY. Via group policy, you should be redirecting My Documents (at the very least) - to a subfolder of the user's
 
home directory or user folder. ...
  TechArena Community - Windows... -
http://forums.techarena.in
 
  PCs and Parenting: Tips for Making Them Perfect Together
  KRIS-TV - Corpus Christi,TX,USA
  Home PCs are more user-friendly than ever, with a range of hardware and software options designed to be useful and fun for users at every level of ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.kristv.com/Global/story.asp?S=8201131
 
  Keeping an Eye on Malware
  By Claus(Claus)
  While good for discussion at our lunch-table and certainly valuable to computer security researchers and labs, the lists otherwise don't shape our responses very much. And were I to sample a collection of home-users on the value of the ...
  Grand Stream Dreams -
http://grandstreamdreams.blogspot.com/
 
  Love on the Internet
  By Kelly
  Match.com provides tips for users on protecting themselves from users who may not be on the site to look for love. Some scammers are able to form a relationship with a user and might spend 6-8 months talking with them on the computer ...
  Small Wires -
http://www.smallwires.com
 
  How To Remove Spyware
  By maccomputers
  As a computer technician most of the calls we get start off with "I have a virus". The most common answer back is what leads you to believe you have a virus. 90% of the time the customer starts talking about their home page being ...
  Mac Computers -
http://www.mrmacgeek.com
 
  Crash A Computer
  By 1troutfishingtips3814
  Date : From the office of : Syd Tash Dear Security-Conscious Computer User, There I was, staring at a blue screen. I thought for sure my computer had finally died after weeks of progressive slowdowns and crashes. Not to mention all ...
  Trout Fishing Tips -
http://blog.thai-z.com/troutfishingtips3814
 
  10 Ways to Save the Planet
  PC Magazine - USA
  This recycled, computer power-saving device can really make a difference for your home or work PC power usage. It can be placed on your desk and connects to ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,2286030,00.asp
 
  BlackBerry how-to: free up device memory
  CIO Asia - Singapore
  Over the past weeks, we've brought you BlackBerry keyboard shortcuts, tricks for advanced users, free software downloads, as well as tips on how to extend ...
For more detail check out:
http://cio-asia.com/ShowPage.aspx?pagetype=2&articleid=8114&pubid=5&issueid=134
 
  Jobs Blog: Bankers
  Wall Street Journal - USA
  A standout feature of this site is its resume-posting service, which allows users to upload photos and insert Web coding, a plus for job hunters hoping to ...
For more detail check out:
http://online.wsj.com/article/C50812NEEDLEMAN.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
 
  myITforum.com MMS 2008 Presenters
  By rodtrent
  messages to users can expand the usefulness of SMS/SCCM. Learn how. MIF/MOF data can be used to trigger special collection changes as well. as the use of special collections and queries to aid in the computer. management process. ...
  myITforum.com, Inc. -
http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/
 
  Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Glossary
  By Chirag(Chirag)
  This could be a product purchase, newsletter sign up or anything where information is submitted. Converting Search Phrase A phrase that converts traffic into money. Cookie Information stored on a user's computer by a website. ...
  PHP Funda -
http://phpfunda.blogspot.com/
 
  Web security tips from Hong Kong Police Force
  By ckwong
  In some overseas countries, victim¡¦s computer system was being infected by Trojan Horse programs thus allowing culprits to capture the user IDs and passwords, however, this has not been surfaced in Hong Kong. Safety Tips. Click here ...
  CK Wong's Microscopic Universe -
http://ckwong.wordpress.com
 
  RECYCLING DESIGN
  By Mark Golding - The Arts & Crafts Home(Mark Golding - The Arts & Crafts Home)
  Nokia recently shared some very helpful green mobile-phone tips with us. A simple way to save energy in your home is by unplugging your phone charger when your phone is fully charged. "Two-thirds of the energy consumed by a mobile phone ...
  Re-Creating The Existing -
http://www.achome.co.uk/theorganichome/blogs/recreating/_recreating.php
 
  Viral Marketing Strategies For Your Websites
  By bienlirqbty(bienlirqbty)
  You need Home Security Tips capture the Getting Energy From Vitamins market with your unique and powerful virus and spread The Business Of Risk most powerful tool word-of-mouth. Pass-it-on, self-replicating and self-generating, ...
  Audio Softwarevujdstfg -
http://audio-softwarerxrsrywi.blogspot.com/
 

 

Monday, April 28, 2008

Time for a mental checkup

Good evening!  I'm Kerry J Harrison at the business desk and I say that it's time for all of us to have a mental health checkup.  Yes, it's long overdue and as part of my evidence, I have chosen a number of stories and news clippings to back up my call.  Please, take some time to review these and take the first step to a mental health checkup.  Remember now, stress, anxiety, and depression wait for no man and time is always on their side.
Have a great day.
 
News on stress, anxiety, and depression
 
  LIVING WELL: Mindfulness therapy offers new tool to fight depression
  Packet Online - Princeton,NJ,USA
  Her psychotherapy practice focuses on mindfulness and hypnosis in the management of stress, anxiety, and pain and coping with illness. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.packetonline.com/articles/2008/04/17/njhealth/news/doc4804eb0b0d7f7041698246.txt
 
  Stress management tool claims it can save businesses millions of ...
  TrainingZone.co.uk - Bristol,UK
  A total of 13.8 million working days were lost to work-related stress, depression and anxiety in 2006/07. Jon Case, chief executive of Birchfield ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=182212
 
  Home trouble behind most stress days off
  Kent Online - United Kingdom
  But stress and anxiety has hit a four-year high, with 10255 days lost. Tricia Palmer, assistant director for organisational matters at Medway Council, ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/aroundkent/news.asp?village=16284&article_id=431933
 
  Look after your employees and they will look after you
  HRZone.co.uk - Bristol,UK
  The Health & Safety Executive estimates that, together with anxiety and depression, 13.8 million working days are lost a year from stress. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.hrzone.co.uk/cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=182326
 
  Stressed out? UM, device manufacturer offer ways to handle it
  MLive.com - MI,USA
  The Mayo Clinic reports that some research shows that meditation may help allergies, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic pain, depression, ...
  For more detail check out:
http://blog.mlive.com/ann_arbor_business_review/2008/04/stressed_out_um_device_manufac.html
 
  Cognitive, Brain News RoundUp
  By Alvaro
  Two main focus areas of the conference will be ADHD (executive function and prefrontal cortex) and stress (including trauma, depression, anxiety, and resilience). Comment: excellent agenda and speakers. Great conference for anyone ...
  SharpBrains -
http://www.sharpbrains.com
 
  How Exercise Revs Up Your Brain US News & World Report
  By John Ratey
  In Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, published earlier this year, psychiatrist John Ratey explores the neuroscience behind potential beneficial effects of aerobic exercise on anxiety, stress, depression, ...
  John J. Ratey, MD -
http://johnratey.typepad.com/blog/
 
  300000 vet's have mental problem, 320000 had brain
  Officials said last month that it's most recent one, done last fall, found 18.2 percent of soldiers suffered a mental health problem such as depression, anxiety or acute stress in 2007 compared with 20.5 percent the previous year. ...
  Latest News -
http://www.worthyboards.com/index.php
 
  TELL TALE SIGNS OF DRUG USE
  By admin
  Psychological Effects - addiction, anxiety, paranoia/psychosis, depression hallucinations, formication: the sensation of insects creeping on or under the skin. Paraphernalia - needles, razor blade, drinking straw, money rolled up (for ...
  Harmony News -
http://harmony-hotels.org
 
  Anthem Blue Cross - recent activity
  By Ducknet
  Anthem's EAP provides confidential, professional assistance when an employee's life and work are affected by personal problems such as relationship, stress, legal or financial issues, career concerns, and anxiety or depression. ...
  EMR Forum -
http://www.emrupdate.com/forums/3.aspx
 
  Is it just stress or is it depression?
  North County Times - Escondido,CA,USA
  Often, trying personal experiences can lead to a state that predisposes one to developing clinical depression or anxiety. Studies have shown that almost one ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2008/04/20/health/2490bc361b6c9d568825742400811737.txt
 
  Depression and anxiety grow across country, but stigma remains the ...
  Muncie Star Press - Muncie,IN,USA
  Adjustment disorder is often caused by the death of a loved one, conflicts on the job and financial stress. It can lead to depression and anxiety. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.thestarpress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080420/NEWS01/804200344/1002/NEWS01
 
  Heart attacks? Cancer? No, the West's greatest health problem is ...
  Independent - London,England,UK
  In Britain, one in six people suffer from depression or chronic anxiety, affecting one in three families. Pearson realised she had a problem with anxiety ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-wellbeing/features/heart-attacks-cancer-no-the-wests-greatest-health-problem-is-anxiety-810767.html
 
  Working Off Depression
  By Money Back(Money Back)
  Many reviews and meta-analyses show that regular physical activity is correlated with improvement in clinical depression and anxiety, mild to moderate depressive symptoms, insomnia, and resilience under stress. ...
  Depression -
http://depression-blognews.blogspot.com/
 
  Dragging Myself Out Of Depression
  By admin
  When I oversubscribed books entree to door, the realty was noise galling and I would be prosperous to gist at mercantilism for member weeks and then apiece 95th week, I would be unable to grappling the anxiety and stayed in lowermost ...
  Sunglass Hut Organization -
http://sunglass-hut.org/
 
  420 Magazine - International Cannabis News
  By 420
  Marijuana, Genes, Medicines And Brain Scans Help Scientists Find Better Anxiety Treat Everyone with depression and anxiety issues should read this. Herb Fellow, 04-19-2008, 1, 38, 06:21 AM, 04-19-2008, Smokin Moose ...
  420 Magazine -
http://www.420magazine.com/forums
 
  Mama Told Me There'd Be Days Like This
  By Bill Rocks Cleveland(Bill Rocks Cleveland)
  This is the second post in a series detailing my recent bout with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, insomnia, and the like. You could say that I hit the grand slam of mental illness, if you were inclined to speak in terms of sports. ...
  I Rock Cleveland -
http://irockcleveland.blogspot.com/
 
  1m children 'suffer from disorders'
  More than a million children have disorders ranging from depression and anxiety to anorexia, a report is expected to warn this week.
  Sleaford Today - Latest National News -
http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/NewsFront.aspx?SectionID=4068
 
  Stress, Anxiety, Anger Reduction Techniques Helping Children Are ...
  PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
  ... ADD, Bi-polar; Depression; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Deborah Theisen, Founder and President, Families of Kids with Mood and Anxiety Disorders, ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/04/prweb876344.htm
 
  A million children 'mentally ill' through stress
  Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
  More than a million children have disorders ranging from depression and anxiety to anorexia, a report is expected to claim this week. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/22/nmental122.xml
 
  Effect of a proprietary Magnolia and Phellodendron extract on ...
  7thSpace Interactive (press release) - New York,NY,USA
  Recent research has established correlations between stress, anxiety, insomnia and excess body weight and these correlations have significant implications ...
For more detail check out:
http://7thspace.com/headlines/279469/effect_of_a_proprietary_magnolia_and_phellodendron_extract_on_stress_levels_in_healthy_women_a_pilot_double_blind_placebo_controlled_clinical_trial.html
 
  Mood lifting
  Boston Globe - United States
  BELMONT - Monday mornings, Theo Baars's exhausting depression often tries to seduce him into just staying in bed. But then, he says, a staffer at Appleton ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2008/04/21/mood_lifting/
 
  Helping cope with depression at work
  Guardian - UK
  At any one time one worker in six will be experiencing depression, anxiety or problems relating to stress. It's a normal part of working life. ...
For more detail check out:
http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/joepublic/2008/04/helping_cope_with_depression_a.html
 
  Mental health in the workplace: spotting signs of depression
  Research shows that bosses underestimate how much their colleagues and employees are suffering from stress, anxiety and depression. It also reveals that almost three in every ten employees will have a mental health problem in any one ...
  TrainingZONE.co.uk News -
http://www.trainingzone.co.uk
 
  Battling with bulimia
  Research has shown that bulimia is more common in people with some other psychological problem, such as an anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Have an unhealthy body image. ...
  NHS Direct News and health alerts - http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
  BrainCells Starts Clinical Trial With BCI-540 For Depression With ...
  BrainCells has initiated a Phase 2a clinical trial with its lead product candidate, BCI-540, for the treatment of depression with anxiety.
  eMaxHealth - Health News -
http://www.emaxhealth.com
 
  Does Surviving Cancer Lead to Weight Gain?
  By Arya M. Sharma, MD
  I can think of a number of reasons why surviving cancer could predispose to weight gain: "catch-up" fat, depression, "post-traumatic" stress, anxiety, susbtance abuse, "overfeeding", immobility, medications, and perhaps a few others. ...
  Capital Health WW-MD's Notes -
http://ch-weightwisemd.blogspot.com/
 
  Difference Between Mental Health Counselor and a Behavioral ...
  ... and relationship issues to name a few. They are often in private practice or community mental health agencies and programs. Common conditions treated are depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, [...]
  CounsellingResource.com News... -
http://counsellingresource.com/
 
 
 

Consumers point out companies with dismal customer service records

Top of the morning to you out there!  I'm Donna J Jodhan at the business desk and this week, due to an unusually heavy demand from our emailers, I am going to change things a bit. 
Ever since we started to talk about companies who are guilty of lousy customer service, we have been inundated with requests for us to talk a bit more about them.  So, for this week, I am going to pull out some of the emails and highlight their complaints against certain companies.  I would hasten to add that we are not doing this to pick on any particular company, we are doing this because you want us to.
 
The first company that we would like to shine the light on is Doubleday and we are going to publish a comment that was sent to us by one of our readers.  This reader is furious with Doubleday because of their lack of courtesy and it is a complaint that continues to prevail.  Many emailers continue to send us complaints about Doubleday's bullying tactics, their rudeness, and their somewhat underhanded methods of trapping customers into buying their books and memberships.  I'll let you be the judge of the following comment.
 
"The Doubleday book club problem continues":
They sent my *20 year old* son a brand new membership in the Doubleday Children's Book Club!

I assumed they got his name from some mailing list broker, which is bad enough (sending new memberships without being asked), but when I called, the *very rude* customer service person told me that he must have clicked on a popup ad for a contest and given them the info.

*If*l that's true, and I doubt it, what a sleazy way to get new members!
Posted by Tia to UntappedWealth.com - From the Business Desk at 1:42 PM

The second company in question is Telehop Canada.  A long distance phone company that advertises very cheap long distance rates but according to Greg Lovach, Telehop should not be allowed to do business in the long distance market.  According to Greg:
"This company provides crappy service.  Their advertising is false and they have the nerve to have themselves listed on the  Toronto stock exchange market.  They advertise one thing but what they don't tell you is that they charge a dollar up front as soon as you dial.  Their phone service is lousy, and their customer service reps can't even speak English properly.  Other long distance companies are no better and it's time to put an end to this kind of thing."
 
Another company in question as we have been saying for the last few weeks is R. E. B. Magnetics.  A company that dares to sell games for blind and visually impaired persons but has the boldness to say that it is too costly to provide the instructions in Braille.  Here are some comments from Luke Santos:
"R. E. B. Magnetics should never be allowed to sell any sort of product for blind and visually impaired persons given their attitude.  When they decided to sell the Sudoko game to blind people they should have the sense to realize that they would have to put the instructions in Braille or on cassette.  Then they say that it is too costly!  This should not be tolerated and I say that we should do our best to run this company out of town if they don't smarten up."
 
Then there is A & P Canada.  For the past few months we have received several phone calls and emails from persons who are very unhappy with this supermarket chain's change in attitude towards special needs customers including seniors.  There was a time when this company used to provide top notch customer service to shoppers requiring help at their stores.  However, this seems to have changed within the last year and now the company is saying "We are not in the business to help people.  We are in the business to sell groceries."  Shame on you A & P Canada!  Maybe you don't realize it but by 2010 over 60% of Canadians will be seniors and if they can't receive adequate customer service at your stores they will go elsewhere.  You're not the only fishes in the sea and you should look into this matter before it comes back to haunt you.
 
I am out of time for this week but please keep your emails coming and we would be happy to address them.  Good or bad, we are either always eager to support you with regard to your causes or hand out bouquets on your behalf.
 
At the business desk, I'm Donna J Jodhan wishing you a terrific day.

Exciting news for seniors, retirees, and aging baby boomers

    Good day everyone!  I'm Jeff N Marquis at the business desk and I am going to start the week with some very insightful news for seniors, retirees, and aging baby boomers.  These groups of consumers are growing in numbers and for anyone who is seeking to expand their business revenues and their customer base, it would be a grand idea for you to follow up on these stories.
Have a great day.
 
 News for retirees, aging baby boomers, and seniors
 
  Will Baby Boomers Retire In Worse Shape Than Predecessors?
  Mar 13, 2007 ... Seniors / Aging News ... Cross-Cohort Differences in Health on the Verge of Retirement. ... Latest News For Seniors / Aging ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/64777.php
 
  Senior Living - 50-plus Lifestyle Advice & Information
  This practice, which actually began with U.S. pioneers, is gaining popularity among baby boomers and seniors who want to leave a living memorial while they ...
For more detail check out:
http://seniorliving.about.com/?once=true&
 
  Looking for work
  San Bernardino Sun - San Bernardino,CA,USA
  Meanwhile, the first of 77million baby boomers began turning 60 in 2006. The number of Americans over 55 will grow to 108million in 2030, an unprecedented ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.sbsun.com/ci_9047911
 
  Young@Heart
  St. Louis Post-Dispatch - MO, United States
  Someday, there's bound to be a movie about baby boomers rocking a retirement home, but this is not that movie. The members of the Young @ Heart chorus in ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/entertainment/movietimes.nsf/0/33EEEA279F9FB30786257434006FCCE2?opendocument

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Learn how you can be motivated to achieve more than success

Good morning!  It's another weekend and we would like to help motivate you to have a better week next week. 
We want to introduce you to a company that has defied all of the odds to become one of Canada's most successful small businesses.  Their leader is a woman, she is blind, and she is of mixed race.  Three strikes you say?  Not so with Donna J Jodhan.  Three strikes and she is still going strong and we want to share her company's latest newsletter with you.
Have a great weekend.
 

The Sterling Creations spring 2008 newsletter

 

                   Hello and welcome to the Sterling Creations spring 2008 newsletter, which is produced quarterly.  We hope that you enjoy it and encourage you to pass it along to those who may be interested in the types of services that we offer.  We welcome your feedback and invite you to give us your comments for it is only through you and with you that we can improve our services. 

 

Table of contents

 

1 Message from the president

2 Sterling services

3 Announcements

4 Our partners

5 Contact info

 

 

Message from the president

 

Hello everyone!  I'm Donna J Jodhan, president of Sterling Creations and it is my pleasure to welcome you to this edition of our newsletter.  I'd like to thank those of you who have taken the time to provide us with your feedback and I encourage you to pass our newsletter along to others who may be seeking the types of services that we offer.

 

Our commitment is to ensure that we provide the types of communication services that will enable our customers to interact effectively and efficiently with the rest of the world and to that end we continue to design and develop services that are meant to help you keep abreast of the latest happenings in the marketplace.  In addition, we strive to help you discover emerging and untapped markets with real consumers and real demand.  Our objective is to serve customers on a global basis and for the most part we have managed to do this with clients in Canada, the United States, Britain, Australia, and the Caribbean.  Give us an opportunity to show you how you can expand your horizons and your borders.

 

Our Sterling Services section outlines the types of services that we offer.  Our partners section describes the partners that we continue to align ourselves with in order to sustain our commitments and objectives to our customers and our announcements section is meant to give you a peak into what we continue to do in order to play a part in our community.

 

On behalf of the Sterling Creations team I thank you for your continuing support and feedback because with it we can only get better and without it our hopes will only dwindle.

Best wishes for an enjoyable spring.

 

 

Sterling services

 

OUR ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

Meet our accessibility team!  Made up of a hard working group of very dedicated professionals.  

This team offers compliance and evaluation services.  They can help you to test and evaluate your websites for W3C compliance.  They are experienced at what they do and some of their tasks include:

Accessible website design and development.

Accessible website testing and evaluation.

Accessible content development.

Creation of user testing, technical support, high level, and detailed evaluation documents.

Managing of user testing teams.

User and technical support.

Hardware and software evaluations of access technology.

Presentations, seminars, and workshops.

 

Meet our research services team!  Our newest edition.

This team can help you to research info on all kinds of topics.  From simple subjects to the more complicated ones.  This team can do it.

At the present time the research team is heavily involved in helping clients to research info for some very complicated Human Rights cases and in addition, they are assisting several authors to find ways to market their books.

They also offer their research services to home businesses, small businesses, and to individuals.

Some of their tasks include:

Researching of requested info.

Producing well-written documents containing the requested info.

This team can carry out Internet, phone, and library research on your behalf.

 

Meet our writing team!  Known as the one stop writing shop.

This team is probably the busiest of our groups.  Working with authors, students, and marketing personnel from companies of all sizes.

Some of their tasks include:

Proofreading and editing. 

Copy writing.

Re-writes.

The writing team can help you to enhance and expand your articles, blogs, newsletters, online magazines, and web content.

To see samples of their work you can visit www.untappedwealth.com/businessdesk.html and there you'll find daily blogs produced by this team. 

 

Meet our translation team!  Made up of translators and language coaches.

This team works in English, French, Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin.  They are heavily involved in the translation of storybooks for kids into several languages.

Their language coaches are also heavily involved in helping business professionals and new Canadians to become more proficient at writing and speaking English.

Our dynamic team of translators and language coaches can help you to improve and translate your articles, blogs, emails, faxes, newsletters, and online magazines.  In addition, they offer services to help you improve your phone conversation.

Some of their tasks include:

Translation.

Language coaching.

Transcription.

Proofreading and editing.

 

To learn more about our accessibility, research, and writing services, please visit www.sterlingcreations.ca and while there check out our free monthly online magazine.  You can go directly to this magazine by visiting www.sterlingcreations.ca/magazine.html.  This magazine is filled with articles of interest to the special needs population; there is also a section on helpful tips, and an editorial written by Donna J Jodhan.  The helpful tips section contains tips on a wide range of topics.  From the kitchen to your diet, and from your computer to tidbits on disabling diseases and even some tips on the workplace.  You can even submit your comments to this magazine by emailing us at info@sterlingcreations.ca.

To learn more about our translation team, please visit www.translationpeople.com and while there check out their weekly blog on the free useful info page.  This page contains some very helpful news for translators and language professionals and in addition, there are weekly Amazon book picks, as well as an editorial on various types of opportunities for language professionals.

 

 

Announcements

 

Sterling Creations is pleased to announce the formation of a partnership with Texthelp Systems' Browsealoud.  Texthelp Systems' Browsealoud is the preferred solution for speech enabling website content and increasing access for individuals with literacy difficulties. This award winning web accessibility solution, reads aloud all website content including Alt Tags, embedded PDF and Microsoft Word documents, and secure pages.  To learn more about this dynamic company please go to the section on our partners.

 

Sterling Creations is also delighted to announce that it has recently been asked by the CNIB to design and develop a website for its Braille200 project.  The CNIB is spearheading a project to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Louis Braille which will be taking place in 2009.  Sterling Creations would like to thank the CNIB for choosing their company and looks forward to working with the CNIB on this very exciting and important project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our partners

 

We would like to introduce you to our business partners.

 

About MIAD

With over 15 years of business experience, MIAD Information Systems Ltd. is a full-line supplier of IT Hardware/Software and Service and Support for the GTA.  MIAD provides custom and name brand servers, laptops, notebooks and workstations, as well as warranty and non-warranty repairs service for major laptop/notebook brands such as IBM, Lenovo, HP, Compaq, and Dell.  MIAD has formed strategic partnerships with major IT manufacturers to deliver integrated business solutions that enable our customers to compete and grow in these demanding economic times.  We specialize in Customizable IT Solutions for Small/Medium businesses and custom tailor our solutions to the individual needs of your organization. Recognized across Canada for our Service Excellence by our customers and our Service Partners, IBM/Lenovo, HP, Apple and others. At MIAD we understand information technology and its use in solving problems. MIAD is more than just a company that fills orders; we specialize in developing creative, cost-effective solutions for our Clients, large and small. The commitment to quality and performance is proven by the successful partnerships we have formed with significant companies and institutions in the Canadian Educational, Health and Corporate sectors.

 

About Texthelp Systems' Browsealoud

 Texthelp Systems' Browsealoud is the preferred solution for speech enabling website content and increasing access for individuals with literacy difficulties. This award winning web accessibility solution, reads aloud all website content including Alt Tags, embedded PDF and Microsoft Word documents, and secure pages.  Reading text aloud combined with dual color highlighting makes it easier for users to read the web, interact online, or even learn to read.  Browsealoud is a subscription based service with a free download for your website visitors. It's easy to implement and even easier to use, and is the only truly accessible text to speech solution for both website owners and visitors. 

 

See for yourself how Browsealoud works on these Browsealoud enabled sites:  

City of Ottawa –

http://ottawa.ca/index_en.html

·                                 Province of Ontario –

·                                 http://www.gov.on.ca/ont/portal/!ut/p/.cm/cs/.ce/7_0_A/.s/7_0_252/_s.7_0_A/7_0_252/_l/en?docid=STEL01_100996

·                                 Yukon Workers' Compensation Health & Safety Board –

·                                 http://www.wcb.yk.ca/

·                                 Cambrian College –

·                                 http://www.cambriancollege.ca/in dex.php

·                                 Niagara College –

·                                 http://www.ni agaracollege.ca/accessibility_browsealoud.htm

 

 

Contact info

 

To contact us by email:  Please send your email to info@sterlingcreations.ca

To contact us by phone:  Please give us a call at (416) 491-7711

 
 

Friday, April 25, 2008

All kinds of business opportunities at your doorstep

Greetings everyone!  I'm Jayna Sheffield at the business desk and I am going to end the week on a very high note.  How many of you are having difficulty identifying lucrative business opportunities?  How many of you don't really know where to look or how to look?
No problem!  I am here this week with an armful of stories from others who have found success and they are eager to share their experiences with you.  You really owe it to yourself to take a quick look at these over the weekend.
Before I go, let me give you our Amazon picks of the week.
 

Stop Sitting on Your Assets: How to Safely Leverage the Equity Trapped in Your Home and Transform It Into a Constant Flow of Wealth and Security

By Marian Snow

We have chosen this particular book because so many times the majority of home owners fail to see the opportunity to be had by using the equity in their home to enhance their financial base.  This book is an eye opener and is a must read.

 

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth: The 8 Secrets of How 5,000 Ordinary Americans Became Successful Investors--and How You Can Too

By Ric Edelman

Yet another book with very potent strategies and a wealth of lifetime experiences from those who have actually become successful.  There is much to learn here and above all, the examples are very real.

 

At the business desk, I'm Jayna Sheffield wishing you a great weekend.

 

Home business opportunities, Internet business opportunities, small business opportunities, business opportunities in Asia

  SMBs in the Philippines to Spend US$3B on ICT This Year
  Centre Daily Times - Centre,PA,USA
  AMI's 2007 Philippines Small Business Market Overview and Comprehensive Market Opportunity Assessment and 2007 Philippines Medium Business Market Overview ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.centredaily.com/business/technology/story/496072.html

  A "Rumor" That Turned into Reality…
  By Master(Master)
  The monthly newsletters, weekly email alerts, the six extra email columns a month, The Asia Hidden Dragon Strategic Reports with six high-potential small caps opportunities and immediate access to the Asia Business & Investing ...
  HOW TO MAKE MONEY -
http://howtomaketruemoney.blogspot.com/

  Top Lessons I've Learned From Starting My Company (So Far)
  By Ray Grieselhuber
  I'm still just getting started in my business, but I've learned this once so far. I launched the current version of Boompaste primarily so I could learn how other sites like PopUrls worked and what the opportunities were for innovation. ...
  ambient -
http://firewatching.com/ambient

  AA1 - Work From Home Business Opportunities & Ideas
  For a real work at home based internet business opportunity. ... At Home business opportunities. for starting a small business and earn cash money. ...
For more detail check out:
http://r.webring.com/hub?ring=1workfromhomebu1

  Dr. Harsha de Silva
  Sunday Leader (subscription) - Columbo,Sri Lanka
  I feel its time that Sri Lanka become tough and play the man's game of business As I said at the ADB-UNTAD Conference on trade in South Asia, its time that ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.thesundayleader.lk/20080413/BUSINESS.HTM

  OTCPicks.com Daily Market Movers Digest Midday Report
  TransWorldNews (press release) - Monroe,GA,USA
  ... growth and is focused on growing market share in China as well as the rest of Asia, and the Company anticipates even more substantial opportunities in ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.transworldnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?id=42958&cat=8

  Taking your startup global
  By ventureexplorer
  Remote offices shouldn't just be sales offices: let's say you bit the bullet and employee #21 in your small startup was the head of Asia-Pac, based in Singapore. His primary job might be Sales and Business Development, but he is also ...
  Venture Explorer -
http://ventureexplorer.typepad.com/ventureexplorer/

  It's long- but 8 years is a long time
  By darlmc
  President Clinton signed legislation creating Individual Development Accounts, providing incentives for low-income families to save for a first home, higher education, or to start a new business, a key part of his 1992 community ...
  BlueNC - Comments -
http://bluenc.com

  How can resellers position themselves to claim a slice of the ...
  CRN Australia - Australia
  Many vendors will have specific vertical programs which will cover =
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For more detail check out:
http://www.crn.com.au/Feature/4385,chasing-government-gold.aspx

  Case study
  Chandigarh Tribune - India
  The Indian retail sector would come up with 2 million employment =
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For more detail check out:
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2008/20080416/jobs1.htm

  www.companydirectory.com.au has just launched one of the best ...
  By admin=20
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  Go SEO -
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  Hsbc Bank
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  START A SMALL BUSINESS, STARTING A BUSINESS, STARTUP, HELP ...
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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Security tips for home computer users

Hello there!  I'm Matt Chadwick at the business desk and I have a very important question for you.  Here goes:  When is the last time that you paid serious attention to the security of your home computer?  Today, yesterday, last week, last month, last year, or maybe never?
None of these answers are good enough.  You may think that I am an alarmist but not so according to the majority of computer security experts.  My goal today is to help galvanize you into action to start being more watchful over your computer.  Take the necessary precautions today and save yourself lots of heartache down the road.  Let us help you and let others help you with their experiences.
Take a look at our stories below.
At the business desk, I'm Matt Chadwick bidding you a great day.
 
Security tips for home computer users
 
  Seven Tips for Avoiding Computer Sickness
  AmericaJR.com - Detroit,MI,USA
  But Reaves, the National Director of Computer Troubleshooters, explains that there are certain simple tips everyone could adhere to – businesses and ...
For more detail check out:
http://americajr.com/news/computersickness0326.html
 
  Windows Xp Tips 'n' Tricks, Windows XP Tips 'n' Tricks
  By computers(computers)
  If you're running Windows XP Professional as a local user in a workgroup environment, you can create a password reset disk to log onto your computer when you forget your password. To create the disk: Click Start, click Control Panel, ...
  computers -
http://newbiecomp.blogspot.com/
 
  IRS offers last minute reminders
  Taxpayers can e-file the extension request from a home computer or through a tax professional who uses e-file. Taxpayers can e-file their extensions at no cost. Several companies offer free e-filing of extensions through the Free File ...
  burlingtonfreepress.com - -
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com
 
  This Week in LIS - 11 April 2008
  By bartch02
  Wikipedia hits 10 million total articles [c|net News]; NAA Reveals Biggest Ad Revenue Plunge in More Than 50 Years [Editor & Publisher]; Seven Tips for Making the Most of Your RSS Reader [ReadWriteWeb]. Mobility. Verizon users send ...
  Luther College Library and Informatio... -
http://lis.luther.edu
 
  CYBER-CRIME
  By piinklady_rocks
  She uses her home computer only for personal email with friends and family, to surf the Web for information about new developments in her field, and to do banking once a month via her bank's Web site. Occasionally she looks other things ...
  piinklady_rocks's blog -
http://en.netlog.com/piinklady_rocks/blog
 
  Fathead records
  ... security features available; ability to batch process and batch script. In conclusion, macro recorders are not only for advanced computer users, but also for any PC users in general. For those at home, using a PC as a pass time, ...
  Records Lookup -
http://recordslookup.com
 
  Small Business Computer Support and Online Repair Services
  By alexapeters
  Fortunately for most of us, a variety of computer support and online computer repair help options are available to restore a sense of security when faced with computer issues. Sitting at the top of the chain of computer repair options, ...
  Noodlenak! -
http://www.noodlenak.com
 
  Windows XP High-Security Configuration
  By cdman83(cdman83)
  To resolve this problem, we will grant the current user this privilege. While in theory this is a security hole (it can be used to falsify the eventlog, etc), in practice on a home machine it isn't a problem. ...
  hype-free -
http://hype-free.blogspot.com/
 
  Australia plans counter-terrorism email checks (Reuters)
  By streamingaudio-oyb(streamingaudio-oyb)
  Setting up a separate, business only email address and user account on your computer is a useful time management strategy when you're working from home. That way, when you're in your home business user account, you know you're working. ...
  Audio Softwarexdheywt -
http://audio-softwarejomnqha.blogspot.com/
 
  Glastar world records
  ... security features available; ability to batch process and batch script. In conclusion, macro recorders are not only for advanced computer users, but also for any PC users in general. For those at home, using a PC as a pass time, ...
  Records Lookup -
http://recordslookup.com
 
  Spell Check in Windows Mail
  By Carol(Carol)
  It looks like your Windows Vista computer didn't come with at least one MS Office application installed - therefore you have no spell checking in Windows Mail. We've just discovered a free spell checker that will check spelling in ...
  happy seniors pc users -
http://happyseniorspcusers.blogspot.com/
 
  The hackers break through Vista Operating System validation ...
  By Agung. s(Agung. s)
  The hackers break through Vista Operating System validation, although Microsoft has rise security of they software products, as Windows Product Activation (WPA) where the customer has to inform their Windows Validation to Microsoft it ...
  Business|Tutorial|Tips|Restaurant|Hom... -
http://warrock-ponorogo.blogspot.com/
 
  WEBROOT ANNOUNCES TOP FOUR MALWARE SECURITY TIPS
  SourceWire (press release) - London,UK
  Proactively Educate Employees and Staff: require network users to agree to an 'Acceptable Use Policy' indicating unauthorized programs can be blocked; ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.sourcewire.com/releases/rel_display.php?relid=38205&hilite=
 
  Mary mabel cabana wirries santa barbara ca death records
  ... security features available; ability to batch process and batch script. In conclusion, macro recorders are not only for advanced computer users, but also for any PC users in general. For those at home, using a PC as a pass time, ...
  Records Lookup -
http://recordslookup.com
 
  Resolved Question: Vista Home Premium on a Acer TravelMate 2420??
  By tapblog6(tapblog6)
  I ask because I have several software programs that only work with Windows 98 and it would cost hundreds of dollars to get the same programs all over again for my computer that has Windows XP Home Service Pack 2. Thanks! ...
  home-services -
http://home-service-solution.blogspot.com/
 
  Computer Tips [ Backup Files for Safety + No More Pesky Passwords ...
  By Amelie(Amelie)
  Now, if you're not the only one who uses your computer, it's sometimes nice to have a password. It is a good security feature and it helps to keep all of the different accounts separate from each other. But what if you're the only one ...
  christmaspresentsforyou -
http://christmaspresentsforyou.blogspot.com/
 
  Social Engineer defense for Receptionists
  By Abhishek(Abhishek)
  At regulated companies, sending company files to a home computer could violate corporate guidelines. "If the file that you sent to yourself goes through [the Web mail provider's] network, then they have a copy of what you sent, ...
  The Tech Factor -
http://abhishekamralkar.blogspot.com/
 
  Free Home Computer Security and Anti-virus tips by Sunshadowz
  Home computer security tips for firewalls, anti-virus, spyware removal, data encryption and intrusion detection, identity theft, debit and credit card scams ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.sunshadowz.com/
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

How many of you are planning to be more attentive to your mental health?

Good morning!  I'm Kerry J Harrison at the business desk and I am really interested to know how many of you are either planning to be more attentive to your mental health or are you already doing so?  Please, for your own wellness, take a few minutes and read our tidbits and headlines for this week.  There are several persons who have taken the time to share their stories with the rest of the world and for this we should be extremely grateful.
At the business desk, I'm Kerry J Harrison wishing you a pleasant day.
 
News on stress, anxiety, and depression
 
  Families trim fat from budgets
  Melbourne Herald Sun - Australia
  Ms Young said stress and anxiety were common risk factors for depression. According to the survey, work and finances dominate the "negatives" affecting ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,23529368-662,00.html
 
  Extension connection: Managing stress where you work
  Canton Daily Ledger - Canton,IL,USA
  Actively disliking someone causes feeling of anxiety, irritability, and depression. -- Avoid taking someone's behavior personally. Sometimes someone doesn't ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.cantondailyledger.com/articles/2008/04/12/news/news04.txt
 
  Junk the food ads
  Daily Mail - UK
  Read helpful books: try Healing Without Freud or Prozac: Natural Approaches to Curing Stress, Anxiety and Depression by Dr David Servan-Schreiber (published ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/you/article.html?in_article_id=558894&in_page_id=1909
 
  Staying Sane: Helping Your Reps Survive this Tumultuous Market
  Insurance News Net (press release) - Harrisburg,PA,USA
  And,industry-based behavioral experts caution, that if left unchecked,this stress can lead to depression, anxiety, burn-out-evensubstance abuse. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.insurancenewsnet.com/article.asp?n=1&innID=773699917
 
  Depression: Youth's social problems contribute to anxiety and ...
  Socially successful children tend to have fewer symptoms of anxiety or depression, while children with problems such as anxiety and depression tend to have difficulties forming...
  NewsRx Latest News -
http://www.newsrx.com
 
  Tibetans in exile show high rates of depression
  By Meditation News
  New Scientist: A survey finds that refugees fleeing Tibet have higher levels of depression and anxiety than Tibetans born and raised in relatively stable exile communities in India and Nepal. But even Tibetans born in exile have ...
  Wildmind Buddhist Meditation -
http://www.wildmind.org/
 
  Personality study shows risk of first depression episode late in life
  Even after the age of 70, people prone to feelings of anxiety, worry, distress and insecurity face a risk for a first lifetime episode of clinically significant depression, according to a unique study led by a University of Rochester ...
  GeneRef Combined News -
http://www.generef.com/
 
  Saturday Sanity: Your Brain's Weekly Smorgasbord Of Sanitylicious
  By Alicia Sparks, NAMI Affiliation Leader
  While browsing the site, I've so far found information about natural treatments for depression, Alzheimer's, ADHD, anxiety, and narcolepsy. I'm all about using what nature gives us, so I'm happy to pass along this beautifully-designed ...
  Mental Health Notes -
http://www.mentalhealthnotes.com
 
  are you a critical person - this article is great
  By CTenaLouise
  On the other hand, if you do not understand the pitfalls of allowing critical thinking to dominate your consciousness, chances are also good you experience negative emotions such as anger, fear, worry, anxiety or depression. ...
  NeuroTalk Communities -
http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com
 
  Transforming Your Life: HeartMath's World-Renowned Seminar ...
  PR-USA.net (press release) - Varna,Bulgaria
  HeartMath's Transformations is a four-part series on transforming stress, anxiety and depression through the power of the heart and positive emotions. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.pr-usa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=96752&Itemid=9
 
  Free help to beat depression
  This is Wiltshire.co.uk - Swindon,England,UK
  Her added experience as a mental health nurse has given Gisela a wealth of knowledge in treating depression, stress and anxiety. Depression is frequently ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/headlines/display.var.2182270.0.free_help_to_beat_depression.php
 
  Eeeeeeeeeeeeek! Some screams come from your genes, say boffins ...
  Zane Wilson, CEO of the South African Depression and Anxiety Group , said that widespread phobias included rats, cats, birds and spiders, fears of flying, of bridges, lifts and shopping malls. She said the support group received about ...
  The Times - Breaking News -
http://www.thetimes.co.za
 
  FL : Have Florida crime laws gone to pot?
  By Pompo
  Sufka conducts research on pain, anxiety and depression. Marijuana, he said, could be helpful in easing such ailments. "Cannabis has the potential to be useful in a variety of medicinal situations," Sufka said. ...
  Marijuana.com -
http://www.marijuana.com
 
  Climbing Your Own Mountain
  Glasgow Daily Record - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
  But the reality is we are all vulnerable to episodes of anxiety and depression. Whatever end of the spectrum you're at, from stress at the end of the ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/health-fitness/2008/04/14/climbing-your-own-mountain-86908-20382447/
 
  Stress May Lead Students To Stimulants
  eMaxHealth.com - Hickory,NC,USA
  "The caffeine can lead to jitteriness, anxiety, increased heart rate and the more serious side effects of high blood pressure, hyperthermia and stroke. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.emaxhealth.com/32/21656.html
 
  A Transition to Depression?
  ADVANCE - King of Prussia,PA,USA
  Primary care strategies include encouragement of healthy eating habits, regular exercise, stress management and relaxation techniques. ...
For more detail check out:
http://nursing.advanceweb.com/editorial/content/editorial.aspx?cc=111811
 
 How long is anxiety medication needed?
  Gather.com - Boston,MA,USA
  Anxiety disorders—which include panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and phobias—are among the most common mental ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.jsp?articleId=281474977317557
 
  Find More Time For You And Get Less Stress
  Glasgow Daily Record - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
  Just 30 minutes seems to be enough to boost well-being for people suffering from depression. When you feel assaulted by difficult thoughts, climb a hill. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/health-fitness/2008/04/14/find-more-time-for-you-and-get-less-stress-86908-20382437/
 
  Music for Anxiety and Depression
  By admin
  Anti- depressant medicines are ... issues relating to anxiety, depression, stress, anti-anxiety treatments such as and other issues associated with ... the website xanax-effects.com Keywords: buy xanax, buy xanax online, order xanax, ...
  News Today -
http://news.pliczki.com/
 
  Exercise is instrumental in reducing stress
  By realfarmanow(realfarmanow)
  Many of the symptoms and issues traditionally treated by EEG Biofeedback / Neurofeedback continue to diminish or disappear (ie- stress, anxiety, depression, lack of focus or concentration, etc), but other positive effects have ...
  Magic World of Farma -
http://realfarmanow.livejournal.com/
 
  Are You a Binge Eater?
  By d1m45(d1m45)
  The body resists dieting by slowing metabolism and increasing appetite, commonly accompanied by an intense preoccupation with food, more binging, anxiety and depression. If you are struggling with bulimia or severe binge eating problems ...
  treatment face and diet news -
http://news-diet.blogspot.com/
 
  One College Athlete Beats Depression and Anxiety
  By info
  This 3.5 minute video will make you smile! Starring Zander Ault - Assistance Dogs of the West client and UMT Lacrosse Champion Player and ADW Yellow Lab Logan. Click here to watch video.
  ADW Blog -
http://www.assistancedogsofthewest.org/blog
 
  Depression Late in Life
  By Rick Nauert, Ph.D.
  A new study finds that even after the age of 70, people prone to feelings of anxiety, worry, distress and insecurity face a risk for a first lifetime episode of clinically significant depression. "We assume that because depression has ...
  Psych Central News -
http://psychcentral.com/news
 
 

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Important answers to your questions

Top of the morning to you out there!  I'm Donna J Jodhan at the business desk and it's time for me to open up our e-bag and answer as many questions as I can for this week.  Before doing so however, I would like to thank the many of you for your feedback and comments and I will do my best to answer as many questions this week.
 
Question from Jane Pearson:  I am thinking about retiring early but with a pending recession I am not sure what I should be doing.  Any suggestions?
Answer:  Jane, I recently read a report that many of those who have been thinking of retiring early are now starting to rethink their plans and it all has to do with the recent downturn in our economy.  Economic downturns often hit retirees the hardest because it is during these times that they really experience financial difficulties.  It goes like this.  If you retire then your income bearing years are over and now you have to depend on the savings that you have worked so hard to accumulate and when the crunch comes you now have to work to stretch your savings to ensure that you can keep your head above water.  So, with all of this in mind, yes.  If you can manage to hang on and ride out the downturn, stay in your job until it is over.
 
Question from Darius Sky:  Do you think that those between the ages of 16 to 30 are savvy enough to start saving for their latter years?
Answer:  Darius, I don't think that it is ever too early to start saving and when it comes to this particular age group, it would definitely be in their best interest to start saving from now for their latter years as you put it.  I don't think that many of them really realize the ramifications that could befall them if they don't start doing this from now.  Many persons in this age group are still not very savvy when it comes to the topic of saving but I believe that it won't be long before you see more of them starting to take note.
 
Question from Scott Adenower:  Can you give me some benefits of using the services of a virtual office?
Answer:  Scott, I think that virtual office services can greatly help those who are involved in small businesses.  The majority of small business owners are constantly challenged with such things as:  The day to day operations of running their businesses, marketing activities, plus more.  It is extremely challenging for most small businesses to be able to juggle all of these tasks successfully at the same time and if they hope to stay in business then they need to find ways to allocate enough time to each of these tasks.  In addition to this, they need to ensure that they have the right type of skilled personnel to accomplish what they need to accomplish.  A virtual office is a very efficient way to help run a small business.  A virtual office can help to accomplish such important functions as: Daily scheduling of appointments, administrative and secretarial duties, answering services, and other types of office keeping duties.  Virtual office services are growing in importance and I would urge any small business to take a long hard look at how they can help to improve efficiency in their operations.
 
Question from Nigel Margaren:  So, how do we go about convincing companies to bring back their call centers from India?
Answer:  Nigel, by constantly bombarding them with our complaints and comments re our unhappiness about the services that we are presently receiving.  Maybe start boycotting their services and go to another competitor.  However with a smile I would hasten to state that other competitors may also be guilty of using call center personnel from India.  So, just keep up your protests.
 
Question from Greta Armondo:  I constantly worry about stress in the workplace.  I know that it is on the rise.  Do you think that stress is worse in the workplace than in the home?
Answer:  Greta, according to the opinions of many experts along with several reports that I have recently read, the answer is no.  Each location if you want to call it that comes with its own set of stress factors.  There was a time when many argued that stress in the workplace was greater than in the home but this opinion has recently shifted markedly and it all has to do with the recognition that stress does indeed exist in the home for many reasons.  Reasons such as:  The challenges of keeping a family happy, healthy, and positive.  Ensuring that food is kept on the table.  Ensuring that family goals and objectives are met on a constant basis.  Of course one can add many other factors to this very short list.
 
I am out of time for this week but please keep your questions coming and I will do my best to answer them.
At the business desk, I'm Donna J Jodhan wishing you a terrific day.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Important news for seniors, retirees, and aging baby boomers

Good day everyone!  I'm Jeff N Marquis at the business desk and I am here to share some very important news with seniors, retirees, and aging baby boomers.  This news is very important and valuable to those of you who fall into these categories and above all it is news being shared by your very own colleagues and others in your specific category.
Why not take a few minutes and review their stories for this week.  It can't hurt now can it?
At the business desk, I'm Jeff N Marquis wishing you a pleasant day.
 
 News for retirees, aging baby boomers, and seniors
 
  Across the US, 'Burbs Turn Senior Friendly
  KREN CW 27 TV - Reno,NV,USA
  About 90% of retirees and 80% of baby-boomers say they want to remain in their longtime neighborhoods indefinitely, according to an AARP survey. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.kren.com/Global/story.asp?S=8016220
 
  Benefits For Seniors Expand As No One Watches The Store
  Tampa Tribune - Tampa,FL,USA
  The retiree population won't rapidly increase until three years from now when the first of the baby boomers will turn 65 and qualify for Medicare. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/mar/15/na-benefits-for-seniors-expand-as-no-one-watches-t/
 
  Local builder earns CAPS designation
  Chetek Alert - WI, United States
  CAPS was developed to help home-building professionals meet the needs of the 77 million baby boomers who will reach retirement age in the first years of the ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1134&dept_id=150857&newsid=19385552&PAG=461&rfi=9
 
  Dangers of Reverse Mortgages – Top 3 Things to be Aware of
  By Rogan McGillis
  "As the baby-boomers prepare for retirement reverse mortgages are going to be the next mortgage boom according to most analyst. The baby boom began in 1946 and continued through 1964. During those 19 years, 76 million people were born. ...
  RMC Media Center - Reverse Mortgage... -
http://www.reversemortgagecity.com/blog 
FH Boom Daily Digest-Apr. 11, 2008
 
  Top News from Today's "Boomiverse". Boomers Have Their Own Style Ann Robinson and Annie Vernon www.desertnews.com. Overview: "Now that our children are gone, we need a bigger house! This is a sentiment we, as architects specializing in ...
  The Boomer Blog -
http://www.theboomerblog.com/
 
  Many QC seniors staying on the payroll
  Quad City Times - Davenport,IA,USA
  Instead, Baby Boomers - and even those who are older - are staying =
longer in the work force. Some are working in their careers well past =
the traditional ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.qctimes.com/articles/2008/04/12/news/business/doc480158a03fbd4106843047.txt
 
  Baby boomers - Seniors - The Mature Market .com : daily news on ...
  Mature baby news market daily seniors boomers marketing with boomer =
aging senior report communication your industrial international =
seniorhousing travel ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.inthetreehause.com/?p=p164/Baby+boomers+-+Seniors+-+The+Mature+Market+.com+%3A+daily+news+on+...
 
  Study: Boomers to Flood Medical System
  By The Huffington Post News Team(webmaster@huffingtonpost.com)
  WASHINGTON — Millions of baby boomers are about to enter a health care system for seniors that not only isn't ready for them, but may even discourage them from getting quality care. "We face an impending crisis as the growing number of ...
  Business on HuffingtonPost.com -
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/feeds/verticals/business/index.xml
 
  Demographic Investing. Investing in the Economic and Social Trends ...
  These are the children of the Baby Boomers. They are now just starting their own households and bring a strong demand for apartments. According to Multi-channel News, "Within the next few years, Echo Boomers will take over 25% of ...
  1031 Exchange Blog - 1031 Exchange... -
http://www.1031alternatives.net/1031-exchange-blog/
 
  Economic Downturn Has Led Seniors To Delay Retirement
  Apr 2, 2008 ... Latest News For Seniors / Aging. Health Care Work Force Too Small, Unprepared For Aging Baby Boomers; Higher Pay, More Training, ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/102469.php
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, April 19, 2008

How to discover satisfying and rewarding opportunities

Good morning!
We hope that you are about to embark on a wonderful weekend and that whatever your plans are, they come true for you.  Life is o too short not to be able to enjoy it.  You need to relax and recuperate from a hard week's work be it at home or at the office. 
We're not going to bother you too much but instead we'd like to help you relax and recharge your battery for next week.
So, we're going to take you to some fun spots where you can spend a little time reading, enjoying, and vegetating. Take five and let us motivate you to do better next week.  It's all for free so why not take advantage of it?
 
If you're seeking a mug of motivation then Donna J Jodhan is standing by to share one with you.  She produces a free monthly online magazine that is jammed packed with all kinds of exciting and interesting news.  Tidbits on health, inspiring editorials, but most of all, articles that will help to motivate your creative juices.  Take your time and browse through this free online magazine and just enjoy reading it.
Donna J Jodhan wants to motivate you to reach for the sky.  She is a very successful entrepreneur, business consultant, and author and she does not let her blindness hold her back!
Visit www.sterlingcreations.ca/magazine.html
 
If you like traveling and have always wanted to work and live abroad then we have just the thing for you.  A website that has a free weekly blog on all kinds of opportunities to get you going.  Doesn't hurt to dream does it?
This website can help to stimulate your imagination to reach for those wonderful opportunities in some very great countries.
Visit www.translationpeople.com/free-useful-info.html
 
Finally, a place that you can go and call your very own little spot.  A place where you can read about all kinds of helpful tips; consumer tips for women, seniors, retirees, and parents.  Healthy eating tips, home business opportunities tips for women, seniors, retirees, and parents.  Security tips for home computer users, and tips on how to deal with stress, anxiety, and depression.
You are also encouraged to make your own little contribution and it's all for free!
Visit www.onestopbookcafe.com
 
Have fun!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Home business, small business, Internet business, and business opportunities in Asia

Greetings everyone!  I'm Jayna Sheffield and I would like to end this week by giving you some headlines and tidbits to follow up on this weekend.  We have gathered a lot of stories from many places and faces including those who are always so willing to contribute their personal experiences.   Let us and let them help you but before I do so, here are our Amazon picks of the week.
 

  Constructivist Learning Design: Key Questions for Teaching to Standards

by George W., Jr. Gagnon

This is a book for serious-minded readers who really want to deepen their knowledge and enhance their skills in the engineering field.  We chose this book as for a change in pace.

 

  The Business Startup Checklist and Planning Guide: Seize Your Entrepreneurial Dreams!

by Stephanie Chandler

If you really want to start off on the right foot, then this book is for you.  If you have a dream that you really wish to follow and you want to do it right, then you owe it to yourself to read this book. 

 

At the business desk, I'm Jayna Sheffield wishing you a great weekend. 

 

Home business opportunities, Internet business opportunities, small business opportunities, business opportunities in Asia

 

  Store rentals down by 2010
  Video Business (subscription) - Los Angeles,CA,USA
  But the online business remains small, and Convergence believes it will stay small over the next few years as DVD remains the dominant home video format. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.videobusiness.com/article/CA6547744.html

  Dog Day Care
  By gbmnjhuy94323(gbmnjhuy94323)
  Does Mditerranean Diet Online Ditcionaries Dbz Games Download For Computer Car Wash Business Opportunities Freeware Blackberry Lane Reclining Sofas Lamborghini Gallardo dogs? Is Cams, Free Review Here! Products For Single Handed And ...
http://mari90311.blogspot.com/

  Internet Marketing In South Africa
  By fgsdxcvb23041(fgsdxcvb23041)
  ... My point is that Ocmet are Free Windows Live Kentucky Fried Chicken opportunities on the internet and the fact that crime is rampant only Western Iron Furniture them more determined, to Painting a business Ocllege Searches home. ...
  47453 -
http://mari80689.blogspot.com/

  Business Newsmakers
  SouthCoastToday.com - New Bedford,MA,USA
  Credit Union; and Tammi Jacobsen, client services coordinator, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center. For more information about small-business ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080406/NEWS/804060328/1018/OPINION

  The Catch-22 of Buying Black Media
  AdAge.com (subscription) - USA
  "Tell me how this makes sense: 15% to 20% of your business is coming from this market but you spend less than half to one-half percent of your marketing ...
For more detail check out:
http://adage.com/mediaworks/article?article_id=126174

  Business Intelligence Resources
  By Marcus(Marcus)
  Opportunity Alert for Digital Media Partnership Opportunities
http://www.opportunityalert.ca/
PartnerUp - Find Business Partners, Commercial Real Estate, and Business Resources
http://www.PartnerUp.com/ Pentaho BI Project - Open Source ...
  Business Intelligence Resources -
http://biresources.blogspot.com/

  High speed Internet access will benefit businesses, residents
  Walkertown Herald Times - ON, Canada
  Ruth Phillips is the coordinator of the Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre (SBEC). She can be reached at rphillips@orangeville.ca or ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.walkerton.com/business/article/46400

  Superpages.com Adds Business Reply Feature to User-Generated Content
  TechWhack (press release) - New Delhi,Delhi,India
  "The business reply function gives me great opportunities, one — to say thank you to my customers, and two – I always state what kind of service I did for ...
For more detail check out:
http://press-releases.techwhack.com/18361-superpages.com

  SMBs in India to Spend US$1.3B on Printers & Printing Supplies in 2008
  Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
  AMI's 2007 India Small Business Overview and Comprehensive Market Opportunity Assessment and 2007 India Medium Business Overview and Comprehensive Market ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080407005409&newsLang=en

  Indulging a Yen For Global Investing
  Wall Street Journal - USA
  I'm convinced that as great as the opportunities are in America, they're not the only ones the world provides. I'm convinced the US dollar, ...
For more detail check out:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120719450406685715.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

 

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Security tips for home computer users

Hello there!  I'm Matt Chadwick and today I would like to zoom in on security tips for your home computer.  At this time of the year we need to be ever so watchful for such things as identity theft.  Please take a few minutes and review our tips for this week.  We have spent a lot of time gathering stories from a wide variety of sources including those who have made the effort to contribute stories and articles.  Take advantage of their experiences.
At the business desk, I'm Matt Chadwick wishing you a pleasant day.
 
Security tips for home computer users
 
  Identity theft; Stay on guard: Reduce your risk
  Sudbury Star - Sudbury,Ontario,Canada
  Guard your computer: Use passwords and install and subscribe to a firewall, anti-virus, anti-spyware and security software to reduce the chances of your ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=972750
 
  These 'convicts' don't mind doing time for a good cause
  Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville,FL,USA
  They worked for tips for donated services such as airbrush tanning, tanning booth sessions, eyebrow waxing by aesthetician Helen May and a free yoga class ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/040508/nes_264825149.shtml
 
  How to choose an unbreakable password
  By bharath(bharath)
  Despite the current wave of identity theft and corporate security breaches, it's amazing how very few people treat their passwords with any level of seriousness. Most computers users, both at home and in the office, see passwords as a ...
  Science the penacia to all!! -
http://flavourofscience.blogspot.com/
 
  Serv-U FTP Server 7.0.0.1
  By MithRanDir(MithRanDir)
  The "\" path is similar to "My Computer" in Windows Explorer. When a user's home directory is set to "\" a listing of "/" shows the available disk drives. Users who are not logged in their home directory can also take advantage of this ...
  ¤ Free Software Download ¤ -
http://software-down.blogspot.com/
 
 Last Minute Taxpayer Tips
  Mission Times Courier - San Diego,CA,USA
  Here are some last minute tax tips to consider: Tax software (online or the kind you install on your home computer) does more than calculate the financial ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.missiontimescourier.com/article.cfm?articleID=27621
 
  10 Interesting Sites Found Via Entrecard
  By JMorris
  Dr. Safemode blog - Currently blogging tech and tips on computer security threats. Occasionally we review security softwares for home users and provide security alerts to our loyal readers. The Blog Entrepreneur - Making Money Online in ...
  JMorris Online -
http://jmorris.name
 
  National death records
  ... security features available; ability to batch process and batch script. In conclusion, macro recorders are not only for advanced computer users, but also for any PC users in general. For those at home, using a PC as a pass time, ...
  Records Lookup -
http://recordslookup.com
 
  Vertrue Offers Tips on Open-Office Etiquette
  Emediawire (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
  Log off the computer when leaving one's workspace for an extended period. -- Bring laptops home at the end of the day, or lock them in a safe area. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.emediawire.com/releases/Vertrue/Vertrue_Incorporated/prweb832754.htm
 
  Home Wireless Network Security Issues
  By IT Guy(IT Guy)
  Catalogue: Computer Title: Home Wireless Network Security Issues By: Greg Lietz. Internet/Network Security on About.com; Security Practicum: Essential Home Wireless Security Practices ... Wireless Home Network Security Tips ...
  Computer / PC Tips -
http://pccomputertips.blogspot.com/
 
  Microsoft CEO sets deadline for Yahoo deal (Reuters)
  By healthbnkza(healthbnkza)
  Reuters - Yahoo Inc Home Security Tips three weeks to accept Microsoft Corp's $31-a-share cash-and-stock offer or Microsoft may lower its bid and take its offer to Yahoo investors, Microsoft said on Saturday. ...
  Liquid Vitamingttlkhzyk -
http://liquid-vitaminetrqsjjlw.blogspot.com/
 
  [Conspiracy-Theory] US Military-Industrial Complex Seeks Control ...
  By Your Great Valueble Blogs(Your Great Valueble Blogs)
  The integrated employment of the core capabilities of Electronic Warfare, Computer Network Operations, Psychological Operations, Military Deception and Operations Security, in concert with specified supporting and related capabilities, ...
  INSURANCE TIPS AND TRIKS -
http://insurance-list-tips.blogspot.com/
 
  PCLive.com 'Fix It Now' Is the Answer for PCs That Are Taxing User ...
  Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
  Whether users are trying to do it themselves following some arcane directions that came with their PC or searching through hundreds of forums or tech tips ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080408006166&newsLang=en
 
  Compromised legit sites power hack attacks
  Register - London,England,UK
  Stephen Trilling, vice president of Symantec Security Technology and Response, said safe computing tips such as avoiding the "dark alleys of the internet" ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2008/04/08/symantec_threat_report/
 
  Google defends user data policy after EU report (Reuters)
  By bienlqt(bienlqt)
  Both Story and Cottrell will be appearing Tuesday on Greg Szymanski's radio show, The Investigative Journal, to explain the final Home Security Tips of the Monday night Wanta negotiations, either reporting the money had been released ...
  Audio Softwarefuhehc -
http://audio-softwareybiqhz.blogspot.com/
 
  Optimize Computer
  By 1bassfishinghomepage360
  powerful "Delta Force" defense annihilates hidden thugs with such accurate lethal precision - your computer security will be bulletproof. Dear Fellow Computer User, There'sa crisis on the Internet happening day in and day out ...
  Bass Fishing Home Page -
http://ferretblogger.com/bassfishinghomepage360
 
  Yahoo wants better deal from Microsoft (AP)
  By softwarydpfuc(softwarydpfuc)
  As algorithms and methodologies change, savvy entrepreneurs and Madison Avenue continue their Home Security Tips battle for a coveted Top 10 spot in search engine rankings. Social search is not officially here but the debut is not far ...
  Audio Softwaretkpdevgjort -
http://audio-softwareifcrtqkgomy.blogspot.com/
 
  10 Wi-Fi security tips for road warriors
  TechRepublic - Louisville,KY,USA
  This is possible by using a service like LogMeIn, which allows the road warrior to remotely control a home or office computer through an SSL tunnel. ...
For more detail check out:
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/10things/?p=335
 
  Check Point Offers Tips to Combat Online Dangers Associated With ...
  Trading Markets (press release) - Los Angeles,CA,USA
  Before you start, make sure your computer is in a safe state. Update your security software and run system scans to be sure your machine is free of viruses ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/1339935/
 
  More Tech Tips From Travelers
  Washington Post - United States
  We needed to find an alternate way home. The airport had Wi-Fi but no computer terminals, so I whipped out the N800, paid the 12 euros for 90 minutes of ...
For more cdetail check out:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/09/AR2008040902634.html
 
  Ten Tips To Protect Your Tax Returns As IRS Confronts Own Flaws
  FOXBusiness - USA
  CHICAGO -- As millions of Americans scramble to file their tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service is deflecting concerns that its computer network is ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/industries/media/article/tips-protect-tax-returns-irs-confronts-flaws_554275_15.html
 
  The Bearable Lightness of HP's 2133 Mini-Note PC (PC World)
  By Start-Up-Store-Frontnyc(Start-Up-Store-Frontnyc)
  One of the first signs of malware is the speed of your computer. Indications of the presence of malware can Home Security Tips be found in the temporary decompression folders. If the only signs are in the temporary decompression folders ...
  Store Fronteqjqlk -
http://store-frontzazdiy.blogspot.com/
 
  Computer Tips [ Great XP News! + Avoid the Dreaded Blue Screen + ...
  By Amelie(Amelie)
  Windows Media Player will then apply the new security settings to the Web media you play on your computer. That's all there is to it. You are now guaranteed a safe media experience! ~ Mike Pettinato. If you enjoy our tips, ...
  christmaspresentsforyou -
http://christmaspresentsforyou.blogspot.com/
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Important news on your mental health

Good morning!  I'm Kerry J Harrison and today it's my turn to bring you the latest headlines on stress, anxiety, and depression.  These three monsters continue to challenge us both at home and in the workplace and I again ask you to please take a few minutes and use our research to catch up on the latest happenings.  I know, you may be a bit too busy to spare some time but believe me when I say that time spent now will be time saved and appreciated sooner than later.  In addition, our collection consists of others who have taken the time to share their stories with you. 
Have a great day.
I'm Kerry J Harrison at the business desk.
 
News on stress, anxiety, and depression
 
  Stress management therapy can improve quality-of-life for people ...
  Aidsmap - UK
  A substantial proportion of HIV-positive patients taking antiretroviral therapy have significant levels of anxiety, depression, and psychological distress, ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.aidsmap.com/en/news/18073834-C667-401A-AA84-877014B891DE.asp
 
  Childhood issues may blight middle-age
  United Press International - USA
  LONDON, April 4 (UPI) -- Childhood psychological stress may be linked to anxiety, depression and stress at work in the middle-aged, British researchers said ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Health/2008/04/04/childhood_issues_may_blight_middle-age/7422/
 
  Anxiety disorders and treatments
  By admin
  There is no quick fix for this kind of disorder, however over a period of time one can overcome the anxiety. A lot of people around the world are affected by anxiety disorder depression. The good news is that apart from drugs and ...
  Health Articles -
http://www.hohealth.com
 
  Are You Man Enough to Seek Help for Depression or Anxiety?
  By Leah
  Rather, depression and anxiety are true medical illnesses, caused by biological changes in the brain. The good news is that both conditions can be treated effectively by a health professional, whether it be your family doctor, ...
  Living with Prostate Cancer -
http://prostatecancerblog.net
 
  Depression in Youth May Affect Success in Workplace
  By Rick Nauert, Ph.D.
  Researchers discovered an association between living in rented accommodations, having a longstanding illness, difficulty finding employment and the absence of a partner were all linked to depression and anxiety in mid-life. ...
  Psych Central News -
http://psychcentral.com/news
 
  Getting Support With Depression And Anxiety
  By realinfo
  Depression is a disease which is caused by imbalance of chemicals in the body. But the good news is that you can avoid depression. First of all a patient should understand that depression is not bad mood but it is a condition which ...
  Health Fitness Information -
http://healthfitnessinfo.wordpress.com
 
  Issa on 9/11 - The Full Story
  "HR 3543 includes as 'presumed WTC-related health conditions' such common ailments as anxiety disorder, depression, substance abuse, lower back pain, and 'marital problems, parenting problems, etc.' Under Section 3012(a)(1)(C), ...
  SAN DIEGO -
http://www.redcounty.com/sandiego/
 
  Wake Forest University Hosts Conference on Student Mental Health ...
  Diverse - Fairfax,VA,USA
  "When students are not doing well it spirals, causing anxiety, depression and binge drinking which makes things worse," Gladding says. ...
For more detail check out:
http://diverseeducation.com/artman/publish/article_10964.shtml
 
  Feeling under the weather?
  The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
  He said patients who came to him with depression or anxiety were increasingly citing climate change news as something they were having trouble coping with. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.theage.com.au/news/national/feeling-under-the-weather/2008/04/06/1207420202584.html
 
  Mental health problems in childhood blight adult working life
  By admin
  Mental health problems in childhood blight adult working life, suggests research published ahead of print in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. And problems in working life are associated with mid life depression and anxiety. ...
  Medical,Health News and Articles -
http://03530.com
 
  The Psychopathology of Writer's Block
  By Gloria, Writer Reading(Gloria, Writer Reading)
  Flaherty posits that after depression, anxiety is the strongest link to writer's block. This is not surprising as the greater the anxiety, the greater the tendency towards procrastination. Thus, a supportive and positive writing program ...
  Writer Reading -
http://ritereading.blogspot.com/
 
  Professor: Media misrepresents depression
  Jeffrey Lacasse, a visiting lecturer in the college of social work, has co-authored a new study examining the presentation by the media of the theory that a chemical imbalance can cause depression and anxiety. ...
  FSView & Florida Flambeau -
http://www.fsunews.com
 
  EAP Celebrates Counseling Awareness Month
  By Shawn Lea
  ... provides employees with counseling on personal issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, addiction, anger management, marriage and family conflict, grief/bereavement, and managing stress. ...
  News Around the State -
http://mhanewsnow.typepad.com/aroundthestate/
 
  Meditate your way to happiness - Patricia Pearson
  By temporal(temporal)
  If you have ever suffered from anxiety and depression, as I have, then you will know how hard it can be to feel hopeful. The mind wanders toward catastrophe; it fixates on menace. Anxious and depressed people gravitate toward worst-case ...
  baithak -
http://baithak.blogspot.com/
 
  Managing Stress Can Lower Heart Death Risk
  By DrEddyClinic.com(DrEddyClinic.com)
  Although a correlation between stress and various heart ailments has been established in the past, this is the first observational study to examine the effect of anxiety or depression treatment on a heart patient's risk factors, ...
  Health News - Medicine, Diet,... -
http://healthnewsfortoday.blogspot.com/
 
  Are You Sensitive About Stress And Anxiety Disorders In Children ...
  By Money Back(Money Back)
  When things start piling up and remain unresolved, children are subjected to stress. The stress soon becomes a reason for anxiety, which in turn could turn into depression, an outcome of the frustration in the child's mind to understand ...
  Mental Health -
http://mentalhealth-articles.blogspot.com/
 
  Link between stress and musculoskeletal disorders
  PersonnelToday.com - UK
  Of these, 52% reported musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), and 21% reported stress, depression or anxiety. In terms of the 523000 new cases of work-related ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.personneltoday.com/articles/2008/04/08/44364/link-between-stress-and-musculoskeletal-disorders.html
 
  An Interesting Approach To The Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
  American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
  ... a book published by The Process Center, The Triple Process Remedy: A New Philosophy on Illnesses of Stress, Anxiety and Depression comes into play. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/57822
 
  Healthy Working Lives launches 'Save 30 Days' campaign
  Online Recruitment - UK
  To help employers and managers to better deal with the impact of stress, anxiety and depression, Healthy Working Lives has launched www.save30days.com. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.onrec.com/newsstories/21078.asp
 
  Stress May Lead Students To Use Stimulants
  Science Daily (press release) - USA
  Jennifer Christner, MD, an adolescent medicine specialist at the University of Michigan Health System, says misuse of stimulants can lead to depression, ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080407195349.htm
 
  Taking Care of Mom: Why You Shouldn't Ignore Stress
  EVLiving - USA
  From anxiety-induced hair loss and depression to exacerbating high blood pressure, diabetes, and chest pain, stress can severely debilitate a woman's health ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.evliving.com/wellness.php?action=fullnews&id=9507
 
  Dance, Drum, Sing: Can Ancient Pursuits Help Heal Depression?
  By Sia
  Try something new. Oh, go ahead; dare to look a little silly. It's Spring and the hares are dancing, what better time could there be? The alternative? Depression. Apathy. Inertia. Anxiety. All the ills of our modern, guilt ridden world. ...
  FULL CIRCLE * Earthwise News & Notes -
http://fullcirclenews.blogspot.com/
 
  Depression – Simple and Natural Ways to Beat It
  By etes
  Is a fantastic stress and anxiety buster, which is a major cause of depression. Massage is deeply relaxing and can be enhanced by an aromatherapist who uses a blend of oils to help alleviate both physical and mental anxieties and stress ...
  Diabetes-Generic Online Articles -
http://etes.edublogs.org
 
  Testimony By Stacy Bannerman, MS - House Committee on Veterans ...
  By admin
  During my husband's deployment I had anxiety, depression, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, and hair loss from the stress. I had to cut back on my work hours because I couldn't concentrate." When our soldiers come home, ...
  The Sanctuary for Veterans and Families -
http://sanctuaryvf.org
 
 
 

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Important answers to your questions

Top of the morning to you!  I'm Donna J Jodhan at the business desk and I would like to thank all of you for your continuing support and responses to our call for R.E.B. Magnetics to address the issue of inadequate or lack of instructions in the Sudoko game for blind and visually impaired persons.  We hope that our efforts will not fall on deaf ears.  We are going to leave this issue for a bit and return to our bulging e-bag because there are several questions this week that I would like to get to.
 
Question from Dennis Frank:  I would like to know if the rumor is true that some American corporations are finally heeding the call to bring back their call centers from India?
Answer:  Dennis, I am not sure if it is just a rumor or if there is indeed a trend quietly taking place.  I am still getting calls from call centers in India working on behalf of some American long distance phone companies and the other day I asked one of the call takers where he was calling from.  When he told me New York, I knew that he was not telling me the truth because the call display on my phone was not a New York area code and I could tell that it was a call originating outside of North America.  Like many others, I truly hope that sooner rather than much later, companies will find it necessary to bring back their call center operations from India and relocate them in North America. 
 
Question from Anica Berson:  Dear Donna, I am curious to know what would you say are some of the top reasons for women wanting to set up their own business?
Answer:  Anica, Off the top of my head and based on what other women who have left their jobs to set up their own businesses have told me: 
They want to create something that they can call their very own.  They seek more flexibility in work schedule.  They want to be independent of others.  They want to be their own bosses.  They want a change in lifestyle.  They truly believe that they can find better financial and personal satisfaction through the creation of their own business.  They believe this because they feel that their progress in the workplace is being hampered by the so-called glass ceiling for women.
 
Question from Erin Farmer:  I recently read about the credit crunch right here in the United States and I continue to read about the scary word "recession."  Do you think that we are close to it?
Answer:  Erin, from what I read and from what is being given to us each day in the news, I believe that we may indeed be at the beginning of a recession if not very close to one.  A recession is usually something that most of us don't want to see happen and is measured in terms of three consecutive quarters of negative growth.  I think that we are all hoping that if one is upon us it would just be a mild one and like you I am watching with great interest.
 
Question from George Le Gary:  Donna, do you share the opinion that there is a food shortage taking place in the world today?
Answer:  George, based on the increasing prices in the supermarket, my grocery bills increasing, and from what we are hearing from the experts, yes.  I am not an expert on this matter so I am only basing my opinion on what others are saying.  The experts are saying that our food reserves are falling rapidly and rising prices in the supermarkets are being caused by shortages of flour and wheat.  I think that I read somewhere that certain wheat producing countries recently had bad crops of wheat and coupled with more farmers turning to the production of other types of crops, we are going to have to do something to address this situation.
 
Question from Peter Lukos:  Can diabetes really lead to blindness?
Answer:  Peter, yes.  Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness today and there are certain factors that can lead to diabetes.  Factors such as obesity and certain heart conditions.  Diabetes is also hereditary.  There are two types of diabetes.  Type one and type two.  I believe that type one diabetes is where the person has to use insulin in order to deal with their diabetic condition and cannot be outgrown.  Type two is where the person has to use pills in order to deal with their condition.  I am not an expert on this so I may stand corrected.  However, I do have several clients who are diabetic and they often discuss their conditions with me.
 
I am out of time for this week.  Please keep your questions coming and I will do my best to answer as many as I can.
At the business desk, I'm Donna J Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and a great week ahead.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Important news for seniors, retirees, and aging baby boomers

Good day everyone!  I'm Jeff N Marquis at the business desk and it's time for me to start the week with important news and headlines for seniors, retirees, and aging baby boomers.  We have gathered a lot of very important information for you to review and we hope that you can spare a few moments to follow up on some of these.  Our stories not only consist of headlines, but they are also stories shared by others.  So you see, it is us plus others helping you.
I'm Jeff N Marquis at the business desk wishing you a pleasant day.
 
 News for retirees, aging baby boomers, and seniors
 
  Scrambling for Health Insurance Coverage: Health Security for ...
  Center For American Progress - Washington,DC,USA
  In the 1950s and 1960s, Baby Boomers required a massive expansion of =
the education system. By 2030, there will be twice as many seniors =
relying on Social ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/04/lambrew_testimony.html
 
  It's finally true: Older IS better
  Vancouver Sun - Don Mills,ON,Canada
  It helps that Canada is experiencing a labor shortage, and employers are revising their attitudes towards baby boomers, who now find themselves valued for ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=b0f9d72e-efd8-45e6-b15e-66047f36c00b
 
  It's important to plan
  Moose Jaw Times-Herald - Moose Jaw,Saskatchewan,Canada
  The RBC Insurance national consultant told about 20 attendants at the session the baby boomer generation is on the verge of retirement and, within 10 years, ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.mjtimes.sk.ca/index.cfm?sid=123384&sc=520
 
  Better to give than to receive?
  Vancouver Sun - British Columbia, Canada
  "I don't think baby boomers are doing anything near what they need to =
do to save for their own retirement," he said "A significant number of =
baby boomers ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=6e142c59-4662-4c11-8292-bcfe88548f63
 
  Willis: 60-Plus Club could leap to 500 members
  Indianapolis Star - United States
  "We've found there's a need for this type of organization," said =
Willis, who saw the growing number of baby boomers reaching retirement =
age and researched ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080405/LOCAL0104/804050336/1015/LOCAL01
 
  Pension issue will grow, not fade away
  Adelaidenow - Australia
  With Baby Boomers moving into retirement years, the nation is headed =
towards a pension-aged bulge, with SA at the forefront. Many will be =
self-funded - and ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,23490537-5006336,00.html
 
  Childless, giving and gay
  Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada
  As the first wave of out-of-closet, childless queer baby boomers enter =
their golden years, many are considering leaving their legacies to =
charity. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.thestar.com/News/Ideas/article/410470
 
  Seniors Turn to Reverse Mortgages For Help With Everyday Expenses
  By Rogan McGillis=20
  "We expect the demand for reverse mortgages to grow significantly as =
baby boomers reach retirement and need funds to meet daily expenses," =
said Sue Hunt, manager of reverse mortgage counseling for CCCS. "It is =
important for homeowners ...
  RMC Media Center - Reverse Mortgage... - =
http://www.reversemortgagecity.com/blog=20
 
  71500000 Americans will be 65 and older in 2030, compared with 37 ...
  Ventura County Star - Camarillo,CA,USA
  And while some observers think the gaps between the haves and have-nots may eventually narrow, others think the surge of baby boomers nearing retirement ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/apr/06/age-isnt-only-factor-in-seniors-quality-of-life/
 
  Retirees putting focus on families
  Sun Publications Chicago - Chicago,IL,USA
  Retiring baby boomers are looking for more from retirement, including a sense of community and time with family. Area retirement homes are seeing a new ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/business/879751,6_3_NA06_FAMILY_S1.article
 
  Call this home loan the last resort, not a ticket to a resort
  Detroit Free Press - United States
  Yet, many aging baby boomers will face other struggles. They have credit card debt. They're paying more money out of pocket for health care. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080406/COL07/804060670
 
  The Money Squeeze: Seniors face financial 'quadruple whammy'
  Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA
  In a survey of aging baby boomers by the city of Seattle in September, =
residents said the high cost of living and expensive housing were the =
top two things ...
For more detail check out:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/357994_eldersqueeze07.html
 
  Bridging the Gap of Caregiving
  Albany Democrat Herald - Albany,OR,USA
  Whether we fall in the category of the GI Generation, (1901-1924); the =
Silent Generation, (1925-1942); the Baby Boomer Generation, (1946-1964); =
Generation X ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.dhonline.com/articles/2008/04/07/lifestyles/generations/002_caregivers.txt
 
  Congress must deal with Medicare, Social Security
  Greenville News - Greenville,SC,USA
  But without some action taken now -- before the largest number of baby =
boomers retire -- the financial pressures will build in the near future =
until the ...
For more detail check out:
http://greenvilleonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080407/OPINION/804070304/1004/NEWS01
 
  Volunteer Week shows country's giving spirit
  Port Huron Times Herald - Port Huron,MI,USA
  With 85 million Baby Boomers and 50 million members of Generation X, =
there is a gap in the work force in relation to the idea of work-life =
balance. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.thetimesherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080407/OPINION/804070305/1014
 
  The boom, in all its cohorts, hits homes
  Globe and Mail - Canada
  The data bear out the observation that baby boomers will exert a strong influence on the seniors' housing industry. About 10 million baby boomers, ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080408.PRRETIREMENT08/TPStory/Business
 
  The Time to Prepare for the Coming Age Wave of Older Boomers in ...
  Earthtimes - London,UK
  Business leaders see the aging workforce and impending retirement of aging baby boomers as an issue for Virginia. Sixty-five percent (65%) of Virginia ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/the-time-to-prepare-for,342793.shtml
 
  A Shift Will Happen in the Future
  FedSmith.com - USA
  Further, not all of our Baby Boomers or Active Seniors want to stop working entirely for a variety of different reasons, which range from needing the money ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.fedsmith.com/article/1574/
 
  Rough Markets Bring Out Scam Artists Targeting Retirees
  IndexUniverse.com - New York,NY,USA
  The focus on retirees is due to two things. The most obvious is that baby boomers are now retiring and they have a lot of accumulated assets in their 401k ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.indexuniverse.com/sections/features/12/3940-rough-markets-bring-out-scam-artists-focused-on-retirees.html
 
  Retirement Living TV's Website WWW.RL.TV Named Among 10 Best Sites ...
  FOXBusiness - USA
  "There are 78 million baby boomers in the US and they are poised to reap the benefits that the knowledge and usage of technology offers. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.foxbusiness.com/article/retirement-living-tvs-website-wwwrltv-named-10-best-sites-boomers_553657_1.html
 
  Bridging the Gap of Caregiving
  Albany Democrat Herald - Albany,OR,USA
  By Denise Magee There has been a lot of talk about generations these days, particularly with the advent of the baby boomers reaching retirement age. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.dhonline.com/articles/2008/04/08/lifestyles/generations/002_caregivers.txt
 
  Senior moments
  Greater Baton Rouge Business Report - Baton Rouge,LA,USA
  Baby boomers, fast approaching retirement age and looking at large retirements, are especially a target, says Herb Perone, spokesman with the SEC's ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.businessreport.com/news/2008/apr/08/senior-moments-fnc1/
 
  Past 80 and still going strong
  Globe and Mail - Canada
  With the bulge of baby boomers nearing retirement age, and fewer Gen-Xers behind them, Canada is bracing for a labour shortage, she says. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080409.CAEIGHTY09/TPStory/Business
 
  Protecting Your Nest Egg: Experts Share Their Advice
  The housing crisis and the slowdown in the US economy may have some baby boomers and seniors pushing back their retirement. To help older Americans protect their nest egg and plan for their golden years, CNBC enlisted the help of market ...
  CNBC's Top Personal Finance News -
http://www.cnbc.com/id/21324812
 
  Weathering the anticipated storm
  Fairfield Minuteman - Fairfield,CT,USA
  ... have more time to recuperate losses, but Baby Boomers (50-60 years old) with retirement in sight and seniors on fixed incomes face tougher choices. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1653&dept_id=12740&newsid=19471288&PAG=461&rfi=9
 
  Senior Portraits
  By admin
  Email alerts get the latest local business senior care insurance news delivered to your inbox. Daiello reaches out to seniors senior care insurance and caregivers by lecturing in the community and working in memory disorder clinics. ...
  TPH -
http://www.tph-inc.com
 
  Will baby boomers live longer, healthier, wealthier?
  By markw
  That knowledge could mean the next generation of seniors will be [even] healthier," Dial said. "The gaps that make retirement satisfying for some and misery for others may be partly bridged." Maybe. Some boomers may interact more with ...
  Old People's News -
http://oldpeoplesnews.com
 

 

Saturday, April 12, 2008

How you can grow your business instyle

Good morning!
We hope that you are about to embark on a wonderful weekend and that whatever your plans are, they come true for you.  Life is o too short not to be able to enjoy it.  You need to relax and recuperate from a hard week's work be it at home or at the office. 
We're not going to bother you too much but instead we'd like to help you relax and recharge your battery for next week.
So, we're going to take you to some fun spots where you can spend a little time reading, enjoying, and vegetating. Take five and let us motivate you to do better next week.  It's all for free so why not take advantage of it?
 
If you're seeking a mug of motivation then Donna J Jodhan is standing by to share one with you.  She produces a free monthly online magazine that is jammed packed with all kinds of exciting and interesting news.  Tidbits on health, inspiring editorials, but most of all, articles that will help to motivate your creative juices.  Take your time and browse through this free online magazine and just enjoy reading it.
Donna J Jodhan wants to motivate you to reach for the sky.  She is a very successful entrepreneur, business consultant, and author and she does not let her blindness hold her back!
Visit www.sterlingcreations.ca/magazine.html
 
If you like traveling and have always wanted to work and live abroad then we have just the thing for you.  A website that has a free weekly blog on all kinds of opportunities to get you going.  Doesn't hurt to dream does it?
This website can help to stimulate your imagination to reach for those wonderful opportunities in some very great countries.
Visit www.translationpeople.com/free-useful-info.html
 
Finally, a place that you can go and call your very own little spot.  A place where you can read about all kinds of helpful tips; consumer tips for women, seniors, retirees, and parents.  Healthy eating tips, home business opportunities tips for women, seniors, retirees, and parents.  Security tips for home computer users, and tips on how to deal with stress, anxiety, and depression.
You are also encouraged to make your own little contribution and it's all for free!
Visit www.onestopbookcafe.com
 
Have fun!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Home business, small business, Internet business opportunities

Hi everyone!  I'm Heather DeMarco at the business desk and I am going to end the week on a positive note.  Yes, I am going to present you with a bunch of urls that will lead you to all kinds of opportunities in the arenas listed above.  I want to save you time and lead you down the right path and I can do this by showing which websites to visit.  During the weekend, take a few minutes to review our headlines and tidbits but before I go, here our Amazon picks of the week.
 

Work@home: A Practical Guide for Women Who Want to Work from

Home

by Glynnis Whitwer

This book fits quite nicely into our theme for this feature and women!  I really think that you should buy this book and read it.  There are many practical and logical strategies for you to follow. 

 

  Learning through Serving: A Student Guidebook for Service-Learning across the Disciplines

by Christine M. Cress

A wonderful book for both parents and students.  It is sometimes a bit difficult to find books to interest our youngsters but this one is different and the author has found a way to capture the reader's attention.

 

Home business opportunities, Internet business opportunities, small business opportunities, business opportunities in Asia

 

  UCBH Holdings, Inc. Announces Receipt of Expanded RMB License for ...
  FOXBusiness - USA
  ... particularly with local small- and medium-sized enterprises doing business with US companies, offering even greater trade finance opportunities. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/industries/finance/article/ucbh-holdings-announces-receipt-expanded-rmb-license-united-commercial-bank_537746_9.html

  SMBs in the Philippines to Spend US$3B on ICT This Year
  PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung) - Wien,Austria
  The study reveals that there is a huge opportunity that vendors can tap on the Philippine SMB market. AMI's 2007 Philippines Small Business Market Overview ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.pr-inside.com/smbs-in-the-philippines-to-spend-r506642.htm

  READ IN THIS STORY:
  ITWeb - Gauteng,South Africa
  Yet they share a common belief that there are many opportunities for anyone with the necessary drive. The Maxum Business Incubator's Empowering Women in ICT ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/specialfocus/pieterse080328.asp?S=Business&A=BUS&O=FPH

  [Extreme Profits] Digest Number 22574
  By thedeb(thedeb)
  Just like a hot Money Making Machine-the more you Click, the more yo From:
extremeprofits@yahoogroups.com.

 20.1. REAL HOME BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES THAT REALLY PAY From: usa_business_directory. 21a. Get new business contacts in Australia ...
  My KeYs Forex -
http://mykeysforex.blogspot.com/

  Fwd: Computer Jobs
  By NUHMAN P(NUHMAN P)
  Computers & IT - IT Jobs-online - Computer Jobs | Jobthinghttp://www.ejobsguide.us offers job seekers the opportunity to seek part-time jobs or search for work at home business opportunities. ...
  Engineering Colleges -
http://engineeringcolleges.blogspot.com/

  Small Businesses Can Lose Big If They Ignore the True Cost of Lost ...
  FOXBusiness - USA
  "Flexibility is the ultimate asset that small businesses depend on," said Ray Boggs, vice president of Small/Medium Business and Home Office Research at IDC ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/industries/telecom/article/small-businesses-lose-big-ignore-true-cost-lost-employee-productivity_539457_13.html

  WorkItMom.com Launches Online Marketplace for Mom Entrepreneurs ...
  Emediawire (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
  Whether you work outside the home, at home, or run your own business, you can come to WorkItMom.com to connect with other moms similar to you and share ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2008/3/prweb812064.htm

  Receive Taiwan Review by e-mail :
  Taiwan Review - Taipei,Taiwan
  He suggests that women should attend to changing market demands to find business opportunities. The emerging cultural and healthcare sectors, for instance, ...
For more detail check out:
http://taiwanreview.nat.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=30735&CtNode=119

  Business in a Box
  California Job Journal - Sacramento,CA,USA
  Among the more unique opportunities are fitness franchises, outbound sales, boutique wine shops, tutoring and business coaching. For the very ambitious, ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.jobjournal.com/thisweek.asp?artid=2300

  UPDATE: On China's Web, Microsoft Is On The Outside Looking In
  CNNMoney.com - USA
  However, Haim Mendelson, a Stanford Graduate School of Business professor who has studied the Chinese technology market, wondered whether such opportunities ...
For more detail check out:
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200803312311DOWJONESDJONLINE000876_FORTUNE5.htm

  Us Coast Guard Business Opportunities
  By Borrow Money For Franchise
  ... Business Home Opportunity Small Work 0A Spectacular Business Opportunities Rlbrown
http://biz.25am.com/25biz169/
http://biz.25am.com/25biz86/
http://biz.25am.com/25biz131/ http://biz.25am.com/25biz248/ Asia Franchise ...

  Dear Whomever - http://www.dearwhomever.co.uk
  Securities Added to Marketocracy Database on March 1, 2007
  By ridxaviera
  JGVNuveen Global Value Opportunities Fund JHXJames Hardie Industries Limited JKAJK Acquisition Corporation JMGJMG Exploration Inc. JPPSPDR Series Trust- Russell/Nomura PRIME Japan ETF Index Fund JSCSPDR Series Trust Russell/Nomura Small ...
  Ridxaviera's Weblog -
http://ridxaviera.wordpress.com

  Your First Trip Overseas On International Business
  By reversephonenumberdirectory8533
  The Department of Commerce also offers a great deal of expert help, free or for a nominal fee, to assist you in creating a business plan or developing export opportunities. Once you have made contacts and collected business cards, ...
  reverse phone number directory -
http://reversephonenumberdirectory8533.colossi.se

 


 

 

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Security tips for home computer users

Hey there!  I'm Alix Shadonnay at the business desk and today I would like to center my attention on security tips for home computer users.
With time fast approaching for us to file our income taxes, I really feel that we should all be paying a bit more attention to such things as identity theft.  Identity thieves can sneak up on you when you least expect it and one can never be too cautious when taking the necessary precautions.  Take a few minutes and read your tidbits and headlines for this week.
At the business desk, I'm Alix Shadonnay wishing you a pleasant day.
 
Security tips for home computer users
 
  The FBI Hyperlink Honeypot, and what you can do to stay safe
  Liberty Papers - Elk Grove,CA,USA
  This brings us three more tips… Any software on your system can request any web address at any time. Well-behaved programs only do so at the user's command. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.thelibertypapers.org/2008/03/28/the-fbi-hyperlink-honeypot-and-what-you-can-do-to-stay-safe/
 
  The Essential Skills You Need To Run A Location Independent ...
  By Lea Woodward=20
  If you're one of them and you want to become location independent, =
then learn.and learn fast! Become a power user of your own computer:. =
Ask The Admin: Windows users. Make Use Of: Windows. Ask The Admin: Apple =
users. Make Use Of: Mac ...
  Location Independent Living |... -
http://locationindependent.com/blog =
 
  Keeping 'wardrivers' away from your Wi-Fi
  Cape Cod Times - Hyannis,MA,USA
  Security in the digital age is not a laughing matter. In fact, it can be a strain for the average computer user because they do not have the skills or ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080401/BIZ/804010302
 
  Tips to Help Prevent Identity Theft during Tax Season
  Tehachapi News - Tehachapi,CA,USA
  Secure Computer and Files: Consumers should take proper precautions when preparing and storing tax documents on a computer by protecting them with ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.tehachapinews.com/home/ViewPost/53567
 
  Senior Help
  Waukegan News Sun - Waukegan,IL,USA
  Classes on how to surf the Internet, use e-mail, word processing, play computer games or just learn the basics of a home computer system are available at ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/newssun/lifestyles/870095,5_5_WA01_SRHELP_S1.article
 
  Facebook- A disturbance in school. Students on facebook / Social ...
  WiredPRNews.com (press release) - Dallas,TX,USA
  Here are a couple of tips: Keep the main computer in the living room- not in their room. Give them a set time a day to use the computer, especially the ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.wiredprnews.com/2008/04/01/facebook-school_2008040191.html
 
  Computer ailing? Try these steps for a cure
  Orlando Sentinel - Orlando,FL,USA
  Four tips to follow that could save some money before resorting to a professional fix. NEW YORK - If your desktop or laptop is acting up, even if you're not ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/orl-g2fill3008mar30,0,4324101.story
 
  Keeping a computer safe on the internet (Apple, Linux, Microsoft)
  By schotty
  Depending on usage of the web, at least run a manual scan weekly, bi-weekly would be best under moderate to heavy internet usage. The first barrier to defense is being a smart computer user. The following tips will aid in keeping out of ...
  Schotty's Blathering -
http://www.schotty.com/wordpress
 
  Computer Tips [ Good-Bye To XP? + Keep An Eye On CPU + More Than ...
  By Amelie(Amelie)
  I was telling Gary, our tech guy, about how much I love this thing and turns out that he uses this to write up all the security articles and downloads for the tips newsletter! He's with me - after using it he wouldn't go back to MS ...
  christmaspresentsforyou -
http://christmaspresentsforyou.blogspot.com/
 
  Travel and Your Passwords
  By BruSimm(BruSimm)
  For the general user, it seems insurmountable to break a login screen. To the professional, it can be a matter of minutes with the right software. Travel Security Tips When you know you're going to travel, change your passwords before ...
  The Northern Keyboard -
http://northern-keyboard.blogspot.com/
 
  Crown records inc
  ... security features available; ability to batch process and batch script. In conclusion, macro recorders are not only for advanced computer users, but also for any PC users in general. For those at home, using a PC as a pass time, ... -
http://recordslookup.com
 
  Changing banking
  By admin
  If you are getting rid of a computer, remember that banking data can remain stored on the hard drive after it has been deleted. Always have up-to-date security software on your home computer.And in general %26#34;just be more careful. ...
  Easy View Internet -
http://www.easyviewinternet.com
 

 

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Important news on stress, anxiety, and depression

Good morning!  I'm Kerry J Harrison at the business desk and my goodness!  It is the middle of the week already.  I have some very important tidbits and headlines to share with you and some stories that you may find very interesting when it comes to taking care of your mental health.  It is never too often to do some housekeeping when it comes to your mental health and this is why we present you with our weekly feature.
Please take a few minutes and review our selection.
At the business desk, I'm Kerry J Harrison wishing you a terrific day.
 
News on stress, anxiety, and depression
 
  Hot weather seen as causing more stress
  Bangkok Post - Thailand
  The average age of patients suffering from stress was a little more =
than 40. Initial symptoms included difficulty sleeping, anxiety and =
depression. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/29Mar2008_news05.php
 
  Insomnia: sleep you can only dream of
  Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
  Now an American study has shown that the effects are worse for women - =
we experience more depression, hostility and anger than men. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/main.jhtml?xml=/health/2008/03/29/hinsomnia129.xml
 
  Addex Pharmaceuticals R&D Day on April 24
  Ad-Hoc-News (Pressemitteilung) - Germany
  ... of depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);and an =
mGluR2 NAM program with potential for treatment of Alzheimer'sdisease =
and depression. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.ad-hoc-news.de/drucken.html?art_id=16089290
 
  Interesting posts from the forums
  By nospam@example.com (Jacob)=20
  So would "biologically-based treatments, botanicals, and nutritional =
supplements for enhancing cognitive function and mood in patients with =
trauma spectrum disorders, including TBI and/or PTSD, depression, =
anxiety, and/or substance ...
  Parapsychology articles and blog... -
http://www.mind-energy.net/=20
 
  Addiction to internet 'is an illness'
  By frresh=20
  Have you lied to family members, a therapist or others to conceal the =
extent of your involvement with the internet? =B7 Do you use it to =
escape from problems (eg, feelings of helplessness, guilt, anxiety, =
depression)? ...
  Politics As Usual -
http://connectpoliticditto.wordpress.com=20
 
  How To Live A Panic Free LIFE
  By admin=20
  There are medicines which can give you a feeling of ... issues =
relating to anxiety, depression, stress, anti-anxiety treatments such as =
and other issues associated with ... the website xanax-effects.com =
Keywords: buy xanax, ...
  News Today -
http://news.pliczki.com/=20
 
  Bizwiz
  By xovelwmafs914(xovelwmafs914)=20
  Relagen is an 100% all natural product that effectively addresses the =
diverse and debilitating symptoms of STRESS, ANXIETY, and DEPRESSION. =
Channel: Health & Fitness Tags: weight loss stress coritsol. Bizwiz =
Hoodia Gordonii Plus is ...
  Singles In Onenoa As -
http://singlesinonenoa-as.blogspot.com/=20
 
  Managing Stress Can Lower Heart Death Risk
  Washington Post - United States
  In addition to anxiety, the questionnaire also measured depression, hostility and physical complaints. "These findings should reinforce to cardiologists a ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/29/AR2008032901554.html
 
  Mental, physical health can be positively affected by owning a pet
  Terre Haute Tribune Star - Terre Haute,IN,USA
  Owning a pet also can reduce hyperactivity and anxiety. A study in 1984 discovered that watching fish in aquariums worked as well as hypnosis in reducing ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.tribstar.com/valley_life/local_story_089184435.html
 
  Stress Exhaustion – Signs and Symptoms of Stress Exhaustion
  Los Angeles Chronicle - CA, USA
  Mainly a symptom of anxiety and stress, excessive worry means the sufferer worries about even the smallest of life´s events. A sufferer will be unable to ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.losangeleschronicle.com/articles/56761
 
  High Blood Pressure and Tai Chi Therapy
  By e-Barn(e-Barn)
  Tai Chi is proven to be a beneficial therapy that not only has no bad side effects, but dramatically improves immune function, respiratory function, lowers the incidence of anxiety and depression, and profoundly improves the balance of ...
  ebrns -
http://www.ebrns.org/
 
  Good news to report! I got a little more milk this morning from ...
  By Heather(Heather)
  It doesn't help that I have depression and anxiety anyway! So I think I might go to a post partum support group this week while I still have some help at home (mother in law arrives today). I don't really like groups. ...
  Trying for Baby -
http://trying-for-baby.blogspot.com/
 
  Researchers: Managing Worry, Stress, Anxiety Can Reduce Heart Risk
  Daily News Central - Las Vegas,NV,USA
  ... a link between stress and heart ailments it is the first one that looks at the effects of treating anxiety or depression on cardiovascular risk factors.
For more detail check out:
http://health.dailynewscentral.com/content/view/0002619/31/
 
  Vital: New Plan To Attack Panic
  Glasgow Daily Record - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
  "It also appears to be really effective for complaints such as anxiety, stress and insomnia." Chris says he is proof the treatment works as he has battled ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/health-fitness/2008/03/31/vital-new-plan-to-attack-panic-86908-20368420/
 
  Presenting my blogroll and some link love
  By crazyasuka
  Eating Disorders, depression, grief, anxiety, love, joy, and emotions we don't usually show in real life… not like this anyway. I don't remember how I found this blog… one of my random trips on the blogosphere I guess. ...
  The World According to Me -
http://crazyasuka.wordpress.com
 
  Major depression, 5HTTLPR genotype, suicide and antidepressant ...
  British Journal of Psychiatry (subscription) - UK
  Influence of the serotonin transporter promoter gene polymorphism on =
susceptibility to posttraumatic stress disorder. Depress Anxiety 2005; =
21: 135 -9. ...
For more detail check out:
http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/full/192/4/285
 
  Free Stress Test Reveals Personal Stress Level
  PR.com (press release) - Levittown,NY,USA
  ... 2008 --(PR.com)-- A new do-it-yourself stress test provides help =
for the tens of millions of Americans overwhelmed by stress, anxiety and =
depression. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.pr.com/press-release/78597
 
  Is working in the City getting too stressful? Head to...
  Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
  Half a million people admitted that work-related stress made them =
physically ill. Nearly 13 million working days were lost to stress, =
depression and anxiety ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/03/31/bcnstress131.xml
 
  Students go it alone under uni stress
  UQ News - Brisbane,Queensland,Australia
  ... at a large Queensland urban university last October, reported mild =
to very high levels of psychological distress, including depression and =
anxiety. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.uq.edu.au/news/?article=14343
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Important answers to your questions

Top of the morning to you out there!  I'm Donna J Jodhan at the business desk and I would like to start by thanking all of you who took the time to respond to last week's commentary on those companies who dare to advertise that they offer products for blind and visually impaired consumers but in actuality they do not provide instructions that these types of consumers can read.  I do not want to dwell too much on this particular topic.  Rather, I hope that the company in question will be courteous enough to respond to our comments and work to ensure that their blind and visually impaired consumers are provided with quality service and products with instructions that they can read for themselves instead of depending on others to read it to them.  We will continue to try and arouse the attention of this company and we hope that we will not have too long before they respond.
If you would like to contact them then here is their info once again.
Info on REB Magnetics: 
R. E. B. Magnetics
mail: 3321 Mt. Pleasant Road, Kelso, WA 98626 U.S.A.
e-mail: russ@cport.com
fax: 360-578-1219
voice: 360-636-4693
This is the contact us page link on their website.  They don't advertise an email.  We got the above email from another site that does business with them:
http://www.rebmag.com/catalog/contact_us.php
 
Now for our e-bag. 
Question from Christin Sopple:  What is your thought about the new change in time?  That is, turning the clocks forward earlier in the year and back later in the year?
Answer:  Christin, I am not really sure about this one.  I believe that the experts are saying that this new time change is meant to save us more energy in the long run but only time will tell.  What I do know is that those electronic devices with in-built timers need to be manually adjusted each time the clocks are changed.  However, any electronic device manufactured as of 2007 should be able to handle the new change.  Believe it or not, many sectors have been affected by this new time change.  Security companies and financial institutions are just two of the affected sectors.
 
Question from Cayle Scott:  I saw your blog last week and am wondering this:  How many companies out there are really providing instructions and manuals adequately to purchasers?
Answer:  Cayle, it is a known problem.  Not only are they not providing instructions adequately to those consumers who are blind, visually impaired, or print disabled, they are also not paying enough attention to providing them in multi languages.  Most companies do not believe that they should do this.  They place more emphasis on the product itself but what good is it if the instructions are either not readable in the case of those who are unable to read print, or if it is not written in a language that can be understood by the buyer, or more importantly if they are not written in language that is easy to understand?  Much food for thought.
 
Question from Jessica Bernaise:  Do you think that more people may want to put off retiring early because of the pending economic down turn here in the US?
Answer:  Jessica, yes.  If the economy is doing well then many of those approaching retirement may be more encouraged to retire early but if the opposite is taking place then they may be more discouraged to retire early.
 
Question from Alex Turner:  Not sure if you are following the proceedings in Britain re those terrorists on trial for the foiled attempts in 2006.  If you are, then do you think this would have any additional effects on the airline industry?
Answer:  Alex, some very startling facts are being revealed and it appears that these men had very big plans for the skies over the Atlantic ocean and it included Canada.  I am sure that I along with you and many others are closely following these happenings and I am sure that the airline industry is listening very carefully and if they feel the need to enact more stringent rules, then they will do it.  In addition, I am very sure that many governments are also listening very intently.  Who knows what else will be revealed at these hearings.
 
I am out of time for this week but please keep your questions and comments coming and I will do my best to address as many as I can. 
Please send your emails to editor@untappedwealth.com.
At the business desk, I'm Donna J Jodhan wishing you a terrific day.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Important news for seniors, retirees, and aging baby boomers

Good day everyone!  I'm Jeff N Marquis at the business desk and today I would like to kick off this new week with our weekly selection of news for seniors, retirees, and aging baby boomers.  Our tidbits and headlines are meant to keep you in the know about what is going on so I hope that you find this week's selections useful and interesting.
Please enjoy your day.
I'm Jeff N Marquis at the business desk.
 
News for retirees, aging baby boomers, and seniors
 
  Tech-savvy seniors more prevalent than you might think
  Contra Costa Times - Walnut Creek,CA,USA
  By Susan Young This year, the first wave of baby boomers turns 62, and =
begins crashing into the retirement zone. First identified in the Pew =
Internet ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.contracostatimes.com/relationships/ci_8738474?nclick_check=1
 
  New Company Aids Relocating Senior Citizens
  Westchester.com - Westchester,NY,USA
  Brewster, NY - In response to the dramatic growth of New York's senior =
population, and the related burden on "baby boomers" to care for their =
aging parents, ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.westchester.com/Westchester_News/Senior_News/New_Company_Aids_Relocating_Senior_Citizens_200803289463.html
 
  Seniors attend job fair
  ABC 4 - Salt Lake City,USA
  DAVIS COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - America's baby boomers, the =
country's largest population is reaching retirement age. The twist is, =
most can't or don't ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.abc4.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=36319fa4-be8d-49e0-80cb-7e1111a8d739
 
  LETTER: Economic realities call for 'no' vote
  New Richmond News - New Richmond,WI,USA
  Need I also remind taxpayers that we are entering the era when the =
baby boomers are retiring. Forty percent of our work force will be going =
from peak wages ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.newrichmond-news.com/articles/index.cfm?id=20595&section=Opinion&freebie_check&CFID=20742960&CFTOKEN=84453604&jsessionid=88303acb2060d5141396
 
  Bay Area gay senior housing closer to reality
  San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
  With Baby Boomers moving closer to retirement, entrepreneurs and community groups are looking to serve niches within that huge demographic group. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/29/REM9VR0FE.DTL
 
  Dakota County / 'Aging boom' services sought
  Pioneer Press - St. Paul,MN,USA
  "The baby boomers want more services in place and more options of services. It's a given that not everyone will want long-term care, so there needs to be ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.twincities.com/ci_8738930?nclick_check=1
 
  Beyond the basics of Social Security benefits
  Orlando Sentinel - Orlando,FL,USA
  And, increasingly, they know that the program may be endangered as scores of baby boomers are retiring and demanding benefits. This past week, trustees of ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/orl-ymsocial3008mar30,0,5626917.story
 
  Elderly care in Canada bewildering
  Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada
  The role of the aging is especially relevant in Canada these days, as baby boomers approach retirement. There are now more than four million seniors in ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.thestar.com/News/GlobalVoices/article/407456
 
  Hostage to health care
  Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne,IN,USA
  Baby boomers already face increased financial pressures in retirement because more of them are divorced or separated than previous generations, Frey said. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.journalgazette.net/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080331/BIZ/803310308/-1/BIZ
 
  Gainesville virtues draw retirees
  Gainesville Sun - Gainesville,FL,USA
  Even without an influx of retirees, Gainesville - like everywhere else - would see an aging of its population because of current baby boomer residents aging ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20080401/NEWS/804010320/1002/NEWS
 
  Americans delay retirement as falling home, stock values shrink ...
  Atlanta Journal Constitution - GA, USA
  The first of 78 million baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, passed the 60-year-old mark two years ago. And 2008 was expected to be a banner ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.ajc.com/business/content/business/stories/2008/04/01/delayretirement_0401.html
 
  Economic Downturn Has Led Seniors To Delay Retirement
  Kaiser network.org - Washington,DC,USA
  Economists and demographers recently have begun expecting a "huge exodus from the work force" as the first baby boomers reached age 60 in 2006. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=51277
 
  Forever-Young Seniors Reveal Secrets To Longer Living On ABC News ...
  Tampa Tribune - Tampa,FL,USA
  There are almost 84000 people in this country right now who are over 100 years old, and it is estimated that 1.2 million baby boomers will live to be 100. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/apr/01/na-forever-young-seniors-reveal-secrets-to-longer-/
 
  oldies but goodies
  DC Velocity - North Attleboro,MA,USA
  The downside, of course, is the inevitable loss of knowledge and experience when large numbers of baby boomers retire. But there is an upside, especially if ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/?article_id=1783
 
  The Medicare Puzzle Confuses Many Boomers
  WIS - Columbia,SC,USA
  By Barry Abisch Baby Boomers who turn 62 during 2008 may opt for early retirement and apply for Social Security. But many of those same boomers don't seem ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=8095492
 
  Baby Boomers in Doo Doo
  By paula247
  Art Koff, an advocate for seniors who want or need to work, connects older workers with the companies that want to hire them through his Web site, RetiredBrains.com. Koff says many may be forced to alter their retirement plans. ...
  Baby Boomer News, Views and Schmooze -
http://babyboomersoundoff.wordpress.com
 
  Newsletter
  Retirement Living News. March, 2008. HEADLINES (Click on headline to ... Upside of Aging Baby Boomers; NAHB Study Finds Design, Desire to Be Near Family ...
For more detail check out:
http://retirementliving.com/RLletter.html
 
 

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Read about this very exciting company

Are you seeking some well deserved motivation but don't know quite how or where to find it? 
Would you like to learn more about a very dynamic lady who has succeeded in defying the odds despite being blind, being a woman, and being of mixed race?  Would you like to follow in her footsteps and be your own person?  Why not?
Then for your weekend reading, we would like to present you with her company's latest newsletter.
Have a great weekend.
 

The Sterling Creations spring 2008 newsletter

 

                   Hello and welcome to the Sterling Creations spring 2008 newsletter, which is produced quarterly.  We hope that you enjoy it and encourage you to pass it along to those who may be interested in the types of services that we offer.  We welcome your feedback and invite you to give us your comments for it is only through you and with you that we can improve our services. 

 

Table of contents

 

1 Message from the president

2 Sterling services

3 Announcements

4 Our partners

5 Contact info

 

 

Message from the president

 

Hello everyone!  I'm Donna J Jodhan, president of Sterling Creations and it is my pleasure to welcome you to this edition of our newsletter.  I'd like to thank those of you who have taken the time to provide us with your feedback and I encourage you to pass our newsletter along to others who may be seeking the types of services that we offer.

 

Our commitment is to ensure that we provide the types of communication services that will enable our customers to interact effectively and efficiently with the rest of the world and to that end we continue to design and develop services that are meant to help you keep abreast of the latest happenings in the marketplace.  In addition, we strive to help you discover emerging and untapped markets with real consumers and real demand.  Our objective is to serve customers on a global basis and for the most part we have managed to do this with clients in Canada, the United States, Britain, Australia, and the Caribbean.  Give us an opportunity to show you how you can expand your horizons and your borders.

 

Our Sterling Services section outlines the types of services that we offer.  Our partners section describes the partners that we continue to align ourselves with in order to sustain our commitments and objectives to our customers and our announcements section is meant to give you a peak into what we continue to do in order to play a part in our community.

 

On behalf of the Sterling Creations team I thank you for your continuing support and feedback because with it we can only get better and without it our hopes will only dwindle.

Best wishes for an enjoyable spring.

 

 

Sterling services

 

OUR ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

Meet our accessibility team!  Made up of a hard working group of very dedicated professionals.  

This team offers compliance and evaluation services.  They can help you to test and evaluate your websites for W3C compliance.  They are experienced at what they do and some of their tasks include:

Accessible website design and development.

Accessible website testing and evaluation.

Accessible content development.

Creation of user testing, technical support, high level, and detailed evaluation documents.

Managing of user testing teams.

User and technical support.

Hardware and software evaluations of access technology.

Presentations, seminars, and workshops.

 

Meet our research services team!  Our newest edition.

This team can help you to research info on all kinds of topics.  From simple subjects to the more complicated ones.  This team can do it.

At the present time the research team is heavily involved in helping clients to research info for some very complicated Human Rights cases and in addition, they are assisting several authors to find ways to market their books.

They also offer their research services to home businesses, small businesses, and to individuals.

Some of their tasks include:

Researching of requested info.

Producing well-written documents containing the requested info.

This team can carry out Internet, phone, and library research on your behalf.

 

Meet our writing team!  Known as the one stop writing shop.

This team is probably the busiest of our groups.  Working with authors, students, and marketing personnel from companies of all sizes.

Some of their tasks include:

Proofreading and editing. 

Copy writing.

Re-writes.

The writing team can help you to enhance and expand your articles, blogs, newsletters, online magazines, and web content.

To see samples of their work you can visit www.untappedwealth.com/businessdesk.html and there you'll find daily blogs produced by this team. 

 

Meet our translation team!  Made up of translators and language coaches.

This team works in English, French, Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin.  They are heavily involved in the translation of storybooks for kids into several languages.

Their language coaches are also heavily involved in helping business professionals and new Canadians to become more proficient at writing and speaking English.

Our dynamic team of translators and language coaches can help you to improve and translate your articles, blogs, emails, faxes, newsletters, and online magazines.  In addition, they offer services to help you improve your phone conversation.

Some of their tasks include:

Translation.

Language coaching.

Transcription.

Proofreading and editing.

 

To learn more about our accessibility, research, and writing services, please visit www.sterlingcreations.ca and while there check out our free monthly online magazine.  You can go directly to this magazine by visiting www.sterlingcreations.ca/magazine.html.  This magazine is filled with articles of interest to the special needs population; there is also a section on helpful tips, and an editorial written by Donna J Jodhan.  The helpful tips section contains tips on a wide range of topics.  From the kitchen to your diet, and from your computer to tidbits on disabling diseases and even some tips on the workplace.  You can even submit your comments to this magazine by emailing us at info@sterlingcreations.ca.

To learn more about our translation team, please visit www.translationpeople.com and while there check out their weekly blog on the free useful info page.  This page contains some very helpful news for translators and language professionals and in addition, there are weekly Amazon book picks, as well as an editorial on various types of opportunities for language professionals.

 

 

Announcements

 

Sterling Creations is pleased to announce the formation of a partnership with Texthelp Systems' Browsealoud.  Texthelp Systems' Browsealoud is the preferred solution for speech enabling website content and increasing access for individuals with literacy difficulties. This award winning web accessibility solution, reads aloud all website content including Alt Tags, embedded PDF and Microsoft Word documents, and secure pages.  To learn more about this dynamic company please go to the section on our partners.

 

Sterling Creations is also delighted to announce that it has recently been asked by the CNIB to design and develop a website for its Braille200 project.  The CNIB is spearheading a project to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Louis Braille which will be taking place in 2009.  Sterling Creations would like to thank the CNIB for choosing their company and looks forward to working with the CNIB on this very exciting and important project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our partners

 

We would like to introduce you to our business partners.

 

About MIAD

With over 15 years of business experience, MIAD Information Systems Ltd. is a full-line supplier of IT Hardware/Software and Service and Support for the GTA.  MIAD provides custom and name brand servers, laptops, notebooks and workstations, as well as warranty and non-warranty repairs service for major laptop/notebook brands such as IBM, Lenovo, HP, Compaq, and Dell.  MIAD has formed strategic partnerships with major IT manufacturers to deliver integrated business solutions that enable our customers to compete and grow in these demanding economic times.  We specialize in Customizable IT Solutions for Small/Medium businesses and custom tailor our solutions to the individual needs of your organization. Recognized across Canada for our Service Excellence by our customers and our Service Partners, IBM/Lenovo, HP, Apple and others. At MIAD we understand information technology and its use in solving problems. MIAD is more than just a company that fills orders; we specialize in developing creative, cost-effective solutions for our Clients, large and small. The commitment to quality and performance is proven by the successful partnerships we have formed with significant companies and institutions in the Canadian Educational, Health and Corporate sectors.

 

About Texthelp Systems' Browsealoud

 Texthelp Systems' Browsealoud is the preferred solution for speech enabling website content and increasing access for individuals with literacy difficulties. This award winning web accessibility solution, reads aloud all website content including Alt Tags, embedded PDF and Microsoft Word documents, and secure pages.  Reading text aloud combined with dual color highlighting makes it easier for users to read the web, interact online, or even learn to read.  Browsealoud is a subscription based service with a free download for your website visitors. It's easy to implement and even easier to use, and is the only truly accessible text to speech solution for both website owners and visitors. 

 

See for yourself how Browsealoud works on these Browsealoud enabled sites:  

City of Ottawa –

http://ottawa.ca/index_en.html

·                                 Province of Ontario –

·                                 http://www.gov.on.ca/ont/portal/!ut/p/.cm/cs/.ce/7_0_A/.s/7_0_252/_s.7_0_A/7_0_252/_l/en?docid=STEL01_100996

·                                 Yukon Workers' Compensation Health & Safety Board –

·                                 http://www.wcb.yk.ca/

·                                 Cambrian College –

·                                 http://www.cambriancollege.ca/in dex.php

·                                 Niagara College –

·                                 http://www.ni agaracollege.ca/accessibility_browsealoud.htm

 

 

Contact info

 

To contact us by email:  Please send your email to info@sterlingcreations.ca

To contact us by phone:  Please give us a call at (416) 491-7711

 
 

Friday, April 04, 2008

Home business, small business, internet business, and business opportunities in Asia

Greetings everyone!  I'm Jayna Sheffield at the business desk and I am here to end the week on an upbeat note.  This week I have a lot of tidbits and headlines for you that will lead you to some very lucrative opportunities.  Please take some time and read these during the weekend.  In the meantime, I have our Amazon book picks of the week.
 

Wrath of angels

By Judy Thomas

A wonderful novel for you to read this weekend.  A truly interesting bit of reading and the author has written a book that holds the reader's interest throughout the book.

 

The Courage of Strangers: Coming of Age with the Human Rights

Movement

by Jeri Laber

I call this book an eye-opener.  If you've always wanted to know more about the Human Rights movement then here comes your opportunity.  A book worth reading.

 

I'm Jayna Sheffield at the business desk wishing you a pleasant weekend. 

 

Home business opportunities, Internet business opportunities, small business opportunities, business opportunities in Asia

 

  As credit tightens, entrepreneurs are seeking alternative funding ...
  Entrepreneur - USA
  Smith's inspiration to start her home based business, Madeline Pet Clothier, came after successfully organizing a pet show in her community during the ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.entrepreneur.com/money/financing/article191726.html

  SMBs in Japan to Spend US$67.5 Billion on IT and Telecom This Year
  PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung) - Wien,Austria
  AMI's 2007 Japan Small Business Market Overview and Comprehensive Market Opportunity Assessment and 2007 Japan Medium Business Market Overview and ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.pr-inside.com/smbs-in-japan-to-spend-us-r494184.htm

  Matchpoint Pairs with WSJ, Local Relevance a Challenge
  ClickZ News - New York,NY,USA
  A link to "Online Degrees" leads to EarnMyDegree.com; a "Find Small Business Software" link in the small biz resources area leads to KnowledgeStorm.com. ...
For more detail check out:
http://blog.clickz.com/080319-132748.html

  READ IN THIS STORY:
  ITWeb - Gauteng,South Africa
  It's how we solve the business needs for our businesses without a hardened perimeter. * It's how business can leverage new opportunities because there is no ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/industryinsight/storage/hill080320.asp?S=Storage&A=STG&O=FPII

  7 strategic tips for small-business start-ups
  WorldNetDaily - Grants Pass,OR,USA
  Ironically, a tough economy can provide rich opportunities for entrepreneurs to innovate and thrive. And there's never been a better time for women in ...
For more detail check out:
http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=59566

  Gilbert caterer makes the big leagues
  Arizona Republic - Phoenix,AZ,USA
  The business cooks for the players, coaches and administrators every day, whether the team plays at home or away. "We're not star struck; we're not there ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/business/articles/0321biz-gr-chefjohn0322-ON.html

  Tech and Entertainment News Summary from Send2Press Wire Service ...
  Send2Press (press release) - Torrance,CA,USA
  Home and business owners fill out a simple online form and are instantly registered for a free test; it's that simple. BOSTON, Mass. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.send2press.com/newswire/2008-03-0322-001.shtml

  Going the distance
  Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia,MO,USA
  Wren, who owns a property management company, teaches management and small business for Columbia College's online program, which includes 8000 students and ...
For more detail check out:
http://columbiatribune.com/2008/Mar/20080322Busi010.asp

  Terminals: the last word
  Independent - London,England,UK
  But, in a week when Britain's bravest and biggest air terminal opens for business, the original Gatwick airport is about to lose its aviation connection. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/terminals-the-last-word-799232.html

  Mobile Content Flash
  Wireless Week - USA
  For the average consumer who doesn't need wide-area high-speed data and access to content for business purposes, I'm not so sure. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.wirelessweek.com/Mobile-Content-Flash-March21-2008.aspx

  AME Info Digital Marketing Event speakers
  AME Info - United Arab Emirates
  Having started his own small business in web design and development upon his graduation from Cardiff University, Hisham foresaw the importance of the ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.ameinfo.com/149155.html

  How Google outgrew Yahoo
  Buffalo News - NY, United States
  The statements showed the incredible growth of Google's search advertising business, with sales more than doubling from quarter to quarter. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.buffalonews.com/145/story/305818.html

  Business Loans Get Personal
  MSNBC - USA
  Bartmann believes P2P websites may be the only loan opportunities for some small businesses as credit tightens. But before jumping into any agreements, ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23779511/

  Day planner
  Augusta Chronicle (subscription) - Augusta,GA,USA
  Tuesday: Expertise from Entrepreneurs; forum giving participants the opportunity to interact with local successful small business owners and learn first ...
For more detail check out:
http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/032408/yrb_192035.shtml

  Neekam Offers Free Marketing Program for Home Business and ...
  BigNews.biz (press release) - Natick,MA,USA
  Neekam's proprietary business work from home computer opportunity system is a "soup-to-nuts" key to unlocking home business opportunities riches. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.bignews.biz/?id=1466&keys=affiliate-online-marketing

  7 Tips To Increase Sales With Your Ecommerce Web Site Ecommerce is ...
  By udvid(udvid)
  An Ecommerce Internet Merchant Account Small business owners and home based entrepreneurs sometimes reach the point where they realize their company is ready to grow, and then they begin to consider the advantages of an ...
  BUSINESS -
http://swadap.blogspot.com/

  Exeter area business briefs
  Portsmouth Herald News - Portsmouth,NH,USA
  The chamber knows the #1 thing members are seeking and that is networking opportunities. Morning Mixers are another way of networking because it gives ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080325/NEWS/803250340

  The Outstanding Current Development in Internet Use is without Any ...
  Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
  DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c86673) has announced the addition of "E-Commerce: The ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20080325005826&newsLang=en

  Story of an Aussie Entrepreneur - Mother of 4 and Owns 3 Ventures
  By Vishal Sharma(Vishal Sharma)
  That can be counteracted by releasing local versions abroad, and we are currently assessing those opportunities. I've also heard it'sa lot harder to raise capital in Australia than overseas. • What do you think of new ventures and ...
  Following Startups & Tech Trends -
http://startups.sharmavishal.com/

  Aruba Real Estate
  By jafxhipv34(jafxhipv34)
  Aruba Real Estate For Sale Home Page automotive real estate Rentals Antiques Complete Menu job Listings rv Listings Business Opportunities Sporting Goods Dating Online Craigs List Online Ebay News boats & boating classifieds real estate ...
  Singles In Peachpu Az -
http://singlesinpeachpu-az.blogspot.com/


 

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Security tips for home computer users

Hello there!  I'm Matt Chadwick at the business desk.  How ready are you to face off against those hackers and cyber pirates?  How prepared are you to take back what is yours from them?  Are you ready to do battle against those security hackers?
We want to help you and this week's selection of tidbits and headlines have a lot of punch and information for you.  If you can stay ahead of the game then it's one less thing for you to worry about.
At the business desk, I'm Matt Chadwick wishing you a pleasant day.
 
Security tips for home computer users
 
  Blogs start a dialog between travelers, those serving them
  USA Today - USA
  By Laura Bly, USA TODAY Starting this week, passengers cooling their heels at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints in five major airports may ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2008-03-20-travel-blogs_N.htm
 
  A little housekeeping before going online
  By kozhemyak
  If you use Vista, your computer offers you the option to designate the network type (public, home or work) when a new connection is made; this process adjusts the security settings appropriately and automatically. ...
  Internet security tips and advices -
http://www.securityteacher.com
 
  Leo's Answers #120 - March 21, 2008
  By mt@pugetsoundsoftware.com(mt@pugetsoundsoftware.com)
  Computer users don't take security seriously enough. Continue reading: "How can we protect ourselves from botnets?" http://ask-leo.com/how_can_we_protect_ourselves_from_botnets.html. * * *. Is this an email hoax? ...
  Ask Leo! -
http://ask-leo.com/
 
  EXHAUSTIVE review of Vista SP1 Service Pack 1
  By Brad
  I was willing to install Windows Vista on my computer at home, wich actually runs XP SP2 and I wanted to know if I could keep my XP installation after Vista installation and when would the Vista SP1 be available? ...
  cheapestPCrepair.com -
http://www.cheapestpcrepair.com/wow
 
  BlogBard: Text-to-Speech for Your Blog
  By admin
  As a rule of thumb, AirTran Airways recommends leaving the lighters at home. Leave the Carving Knives at Home - Security requirements prohibit passengers from taking certain items in their carry-on bags, which include: knives of any ...
  7/24 Holiday and Travel and Another... -
http://www.7-24holiday.com/
 
  wiki:fr:security - created
  If you set up permission as on permissions page, you have got file conf/local.php owned by the apache user. Problem is, if you haven't root access. If you installed dokuwiki somewhere in your home, under your user, all dirs are owned by ...
  DokuWiki -
http://wiki.splitbrain.org/
 
  10001 computer tricks
  By Jake
  o Theft of Computer Software-A National Security Threat.txt 0 Mb o Thoughts on the National Research and Education Network.txt 0 Mb o Tips on Starting Your Own BBS.1 0 Mb o undocumented DOS commands.txt 0 Mb o UNIX Computer Security ...
  Whooked -
http://www.whooked.com
 
 Filing taxes via the Web is a growing practice
  Buffalo News - NY, United States
  By Stephen T. Watson Dennis C. Enser/Buffalo News Robyn Palmer demonstrates software that she used on her computer to complete her return. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.buffalonews.com/home/story/306516.html
 
  Tax relief for small businesses
  MiamiHerald.com - Miami,FL,USA
  Hall offers these tips: • Home office deduction: If you didn't claim it before, think of a place in your home that you can set aside as your office. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.miamiherald.com/business/small_business/story/465719.html
 
  HOW TO KEEP LAPTOP FREE FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES, SPYWARE AND MALWARE
  By taylor(taylor)
  Ingredient #3 for keeping your computer safe: Make sure you have Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed. Assuming you're all Windows users, Service Pack 2 substantially bolsters the security of Windows XP. Granted, that isn't saying much, ...
  Free Download ebooks book tutorial -
http://free-zing.blogspot.com/
 
  Cole talks about McCain, debt
  Ada Evening News - Ada,OK,USA
  It mentioned parents should keep the family computer in a common area of the home and installing certain software that is capable of blocking access to ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.adaeveningnews.com/local/local_story_084115712.html
 
  wiki:fr:security - cleaned the first attempt of translation
  By grahack
  If you set up permission as on permissions page, you have got file conf/local.php owned by the apache user. Problem is, if you haven't root access. If you installed dokuwiki somewhere in your home, under your user, all dirs are owned by ...
  DokuWiki -
http://wiki.splitbrain.org/
 
  The Daily Incite - March 25, 2008
  By Mike Rothman
  "5 Tips to be a Better CSO" www.pragmaticcso.com, Get Your Special Report: 6 Easy Steps to Protect Your Identity and get access to Security Mike's Portal today www.securitymike.com Security Mike's Guide to Internet Security ...
  Mike Rothman's blog -
http://securityincite.com/blog/mike-rothman
 
  WiFi Hotspot Surfers Beware: Sharks Patrol These Waters
  TechNewsWorld - Sherman Oaks,CA,USA
  Fiberlink's Hoffman offered WiFi users a set of guidelines to follow to ensure safe wireless connections to public hotspots. These security tips provide ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/62283.html
 
  STOP • THINK • CLICK - 7 Practices for safer computing - Step 1
  VillageSoup Belfast - ME, USA
  But following these tips can help minimize your risk while you're online: • If you're asked for your personal information — your name, email or home address ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/62283.html
 
  Visonic Wireless Security System
  By homesecuritysystems1
  Why would i discount home security system need closed circuit television (cctv) at my business. You will see many discount home security system of the issues discussed here in action and learn many other tips. Our security group blog ...
  Home Security Systems -
http://homesecuritysystems1.wordpress.com
 
  Adware Protection
  By lnjshtwcz52(lnjshtwcz52)
  1 Providing total protection against viruses, spyware, adware, malware, and SPAM, AVG Internet Security is ideal for home users and small offices. It offers easy- to-install, easy-to-use, comprehensive detection of viruses, spyware, . ...
  Singles In Trenchcamp Az -
http://singlesintrenchcamp-az.blogspot.com/
 
  Computer Tips [ Be Safe On Public Computers + Quick Eye Fix + Why ...
  By Amelie(Amelie)
  Those computers may not be as secure as your home system and you need to take the proper steps to ensure your personal data stays safe. Here are five tips you can follow for securely using a public computer! 1.) Don't Do Online Banking ...
  christmaspresentsforyou -
http://christmaspresentsforyou.blogspot.com/
 
  The Smoke and Mirrors of Server Upgrades
  By John Croson(John Croson)
  A technology that allows execution of remote processes across shared networks, usually on another computer. SAM – Security Account Manager. A database present on servers that store user accounts and security descriptors for users on the ...
  John Croson's Blog Home -
http://pcnorb.blogspot.com/
 
  Award Winning Antivirus Protection And It's Free To Home Users
  By LisaCarey
  If you need personal computer security, business, corporate or all around security that includes firewalls, spyware, and root kit detection Avira provides award-winning products backed by over 20 years of experience. Many home computer ...
  Jurugan Blog -
http://blog.jurugan.com
 
  Computer Tips [ Awesome Movie Organizer + Benefits of E-Filing + ...
  By Amelie(Amelie)
  Think about it - you wouldn't toss paperwork with credit card, bank, or social security numbers in the trash without shredding the heck out of 'em would you? Of course not! However, day in and day out, people toss out old computers and ...
  christmaspresentsforyou -
http://christmaspresentsforyou.blogspot.com/
 
 

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

News on stress, anxiety, and depression

Good morning, I'm Kerry J Harrison at the business desk and I would like to continue my call for more of us to pay closer attention to our mental health.  With levels of stress climbing rapidly in both the workplace and in the home, we need to do something now and this is why we continue to bring you our weekly tidbits and headlines.  If our mental health is struggling, then it only follows that our production both at home and in the workplace will also suffer.  Please take a few minutes and read this week's selections.
At the business desk, I'm Kerry J Harrison wishing you a great day.
 
News on stress, anxiety, and depression
 
  Poll: Many in college stressed by knowing soldiers in war zones
  International Herald Tribune - France
  However, a national poll of college students conducted for The Associated Press and mtvU shows the stress he suffered — while extreme — is hardly unusual. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/03/19/america/College-Poll-Stress-Iraq.php
 
  Tension, tension, tension!
  Deccan Herald - Bangalore,India
  No wonder then that cases of children suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, sometimes leading to suicidal thoughts, are increasing by the day. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/Mar222008/living2008032158702.asp
 
  Stressed Parents Equals Sick Kids
  ABC News - USA
  Every six months, the parents took a test designed to assess their own psychiatric health, noting markers of stress such as anxiety or depression. ...
For more detail check out:
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=4497355&page=1
 
  Aromatherapy is in your head, not your nose
  Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
  The same site also says that aromatherapy can treat anxiety, depression, insomnia and headaches. Another site, Essentials-of-Aromatherapy, ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.latimes.com/features/health/la-he-skeptic24mar24,1,5332779.story
 
  Stress Takes a Toll on College Students, Survey Finds
  Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) - USA
  Many suffer serious symptoms of depression and anxiety, the report says, but few consider turning to campus counseling centers for help. ...
For more detail check out:
http://chronicle.com/daily/2008/03/2186n.htm
 
  Nurses' Health And Careers Threatened By Bullying
  By admin
  Many nurses develop serious health problems and may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, or insomnia. Other abusers may direct their anger toward co-workers or patients. Up to 75 percent of healthcare workers ...
  Medical,Health News and Articles -
http://03530.com 
 
  Kathie Nunley's Educator's Newsletter ---mid-March '08 Edition ...
  By Kathie(Kathie)
  Extensive and excessive conversations with friends about problems leads to increased good feelings about the friendship, but it also leads to anxiety and depression. Teenage girls are much more susceptible to this than teenage ...
  Kathie Nunley's Educator's Newsletter -
http://nunley.blogspot.com/ 
 
  Statistics Have Already Let Your Little Secret Out Of The Box
  By Alicia Sparks, NAMI Affiliation Leader
  Tags: Alzheimer's, anxiety, Anxiety Disorders, community health fair, crazy, Depression, health and fitness center, health fair, mental health, mental illness, NAMI, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD, stigma, support groups ...
  Mental Health Notes -
http://www.mentalhealthnotes.com 
 
  Natural Weight Loss for Good Health and Well Being
  By finesse
  The emotions of fear, anger, anxiety and depression effect our weight. We often tend to stuff our feelings or numb these emotional feelings or stress by overeating. We may even overeat, thinking that will ease the physical discomfort ...
  Finesse -
http://rugbypokerclub.com/pac/finesse 
 
  Barreling into Recession
  By Bill Totten(Bill Totten)
  The latest economic news is striking. The US economy has come to a "virtual standstill". The bubble has burst and, with anxious global markets registering the shock, other bubble economies worldwide continue to shudder at the ...
  Bill Totten's Weblog -
http://billtotten.blogspot.com/ 
 
  Insomnia patients often denied sleep treatment when they have ...
  By Ralph Woodcock(Ralph Woodcock)
  Patients with insomnia who are diagnosed with accompanying mental health ailments often are not prescribed medication that will help them sleep – which could then make related anxiety or depression worse, new research suggests ...
  The Mental Health News Blog -
http://thementalhealthnewsblog.blogspot.com/ 
 
  Food & Mood
  By Jeff Cadwell
  "Sugar and alcohol elate momentarily while they shoot excessive sugar into the system & but the resultant insulin response drives the blood sugar to dive low, creating brain and ultimate mood changes such as anxiety, depression, ...
  The Weigh We Were -
http://jeffcadwell.typepad.com/the_weigh_we_were/ 
 
  Aromatherapy solution for Depression..
  By evirtualpie(evirtualpie)
  Symptoms of nervousness and anxiety derived from work-related stress have reached the scale of an epidemic in America. 43% of adults feel threatened by it. Absenteeism, falling productivity and increase of medical bills, which can come ...
  evirtualpie -
http://evirtualpie.blogspot.com/ 
 
  Media Watch World: US Attorney General, Things Hilary Should Know ...
  By temporal(temporal)
  He would not discuss specifics of potential threats, which remain secret. The attorney general said that after meeting with his European law enforcement counterparts last week in Slovenia, he understands their degree of anxiety as well. ...
  baithak -
http://baithak.blogspot.com/ 
 
  Best holistic natural cure for depression/anxiety?
  By Mister
  Homeopathic Remedies for Anxiety / Panic Attacks / Stress / Depression(Bereavment) / Mood Swings (Totally safe, without any side effects or complications of any sort) :- ANXIETY / PANIC ATTACKS & STRESS :- ...
  Health -
http://www.ubobb.com 
 
  When Stress Turns To Distress
  Hartford Business - USA
  In "The 10 Minute Guide to Stress Management," author Jeff Davidson identifies some of the symptoms: anger, irritability, anxiety, depression, ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/news4953.html
 
  It is unscientific to pour wholesale scorn on complementary medicine
  Guardian - UK
  ... such as with musculoskeletal conditions and mental health - stress, depression, anxiety (the recent revelations about the inefficacy of Prozac were ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/mar/24/medicalresearch.pseudoscience
 
  A disordered personality
  Business Standard - Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
  A broad array of other symptoms that resemble epilepsy, schizophrenia, anxiety, mood, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality and eating disorders with ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.business-standard.com/common/news_article.php?leftnm=5&subLeft=2&chklogin=N&autono=317717&tab=r
 
  Does Writing Help Overcoming Traumatic Stress?
  By admin
  Outcome measures included the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV, Impact of Event Scale, Beck Depression Inventory, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and the Dissociative Experiences Scale. At posttest and follow-up, treatment was ...
  Medical,Health News and Articles -
http://03530.com
 
  Seasonal Variation in the Presentation of Abdominal Pain.
  By webmaster
  Saps, M *; Blank, C +; Khan, S ++; Seshadri, R [S]; Marshall, BM *; Bass, LM *; Di Lorenzo, C [P] Abstract: Background: Anxiety and depression, conditions frequently associated with childhood chronic abdominal pain (AP), ...
  Cossacks Breaking News -
http://cossacks.org.uk/ 
 
  'All the benefits of ancient holistic practices are being shouted ...
  ic Wales - United Kingdom
  ... well-known for its effectiveness in reducing stress-related problems and it can be beneficial for sufferers of nervous tension, anxiety, and depression. ...
For more detail check out:
http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/news/health-news/2008/03/24/all-the-benefits-of-ancient-holistic-practices-are-being-shouted-from-the-rooftops-91466-20666529/
 
  Stressed, Isolated, Disillusioned: Suicide in Middle Age
  Nurse.com - Falls Church,VA,USA
  Anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) frequently go hand in hand with depression, which affects 20 million people in the US each year ...
For more detail check out:
http://include.nurse.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080324/NATIONAL02/80319002/-1/frontpage
 
  Stress Is Increasing
  St.Petersburg Times.ru - St. Petersburg,Russia
  Such obsessions result from constant anxiety at work. The experts described a popular term, "to exercise management" which in some companies means shouting ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.times.spb.ru/index.php?action_id=2&story_id=25461
 
  Culture gap
  Boston Globe - United States
  Not every Cambodian with anxiety disorders, for instance, will focus on neck pain. And some neck pain is just that - and needs an X-ray follow-up. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.boston.com/news/health/articles/2008/03/24/culture_gap/?p1=Well_MostPop_Emailed2
 
  Early treatment, lifestyle changes can alleviate migraine suffering
  Arizona Republic - Phoenix,AZ,USA
  ... mood, stress and pain. Families with migraine often also have other serotonin disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorder, and bipolar disorder. ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/arizonaliving/articles/0325migraine0325.html
 
  Recession, post-strike blues grip town
  Variety - Los Angeles,CA,USA
  Thunder Road producer Basil Iwanyk said that the overall level of anxiety and stress around town is "very high," and that anyone who claims otherwise "is ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117982847.html?categoryId=13&cs=1
 
  When the Bully Sits in the Next Cubicle
  New York Times - United States
  Some victims become physically ill from the stress, with depression, anxiety and even symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Surveys also suggest that ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/25/health/25well.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&ref=science&adxnnlx=1206439621-PjVVFOesnpb8hdHJfflGcg
 
  Wake Up to Know About Insomnia and Types of Insomnia
  By admin
  This will mostly be a projection of an underlying problem, such as anxiety, depression, drug abuse, etc. Childhood Insomnia. Insomnia is something that affects the old and young alike. Studies have shown that childhood insomnia has ...
  Medical,Health News and Articles -
http://03530.com 
 
  Guide to Psychology Blogs - Part 3
  By ognbrandonaolani
  Best anxiety and depression blog The Anxiety, Addiction and Depression Treatments blog has loads of solid coverage of these subjects and more. Best blog on the origins of speech Babel's Dawn is a blog written by Edmund Blair Bolles ...
  Ognbrandonaolani's Weblog -
http://ognbrandonaolani.wordpress.com 
 
  Yoga To Treat Depression
  By fibrofighters
  The findings, which appear in the May issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, suggest that the practice of yoga be explored as a possible treatment for depression and anxiety, disorders associated with low GABA ...
  FibroFighters.com's Weblog -
http://fibrofighters.wordpress.com 
 
  Social Work in the News - March 24, 2008
  By admin
  Urbana/Champaign News-Gazette - Champaign , IL McDonald, a licensed clinical social worker who does private counseling, said there are many women with either postpartum depression or anxiety who would … Social Workers Rally In Frankfort ...
  NASW Press Room Blog -
http://www.socialworkblog.org/pressroom 
 
  Teens and Sleep Problems - Alcohol, Drugs
  By fredjoiners
  "The data indicate that the burden of insomnia is comparable to that of other psychiatric disorders such as mood, anxiety, disruptive behaviour and substance abuse disorders. Chronic insomnia severely impacts future health and ...
  Alcohol Self-Help News -
http://alcoholselfhelpnews.wordpress.com 
 

 

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

A company not living up to its advertising

Top of the morning to you!  I'm Donna J Jodhan at the business desk and today I am going to take a different route.  I am doing this because of a recent influx of emails that we have been receiving with regard to the topic of false advertising and those companies who sell products with inadequate manuals and instructions.
It has come to our attention that more and more of the smaller companies are getting on the band wagon when it comes to selling products for persons with disabilities, products for seniors, and products for anyone who has a special need.  These companies are bold enough to offer these products to these groups of consumers but truth be told they are not selling what they advertise.
Within the last month we have received several complaints about some companies that are selling games for blind and visually impaired persons but their games do not come with Braille instructions.  They only come with print instructions and when the company is asked for Braille instructions or instructions in alternative format such as audio cassette or electronic format, their comeback is that it is too costly to put it into alternate formats.  So, I ask the very sober question:  What should a blind person do if they purchase a game that a company says has been adapted for them and when they receive it there are no Braille instructions?  Here is what I did on behalf of those several emailerswho continue to write to us with this problem.
A few days ago I phoned a certain company in Washington because I was following up on a recent purchase that I made of a Sudoko game.  The game did not come with any Braille instructions and when I tried to obtain a Braille copy of the print instructions I received a one page instruction in Braille with Braille on two sides.  Definitely not the equivalent of the print instructions which consisted of 10 pages. 
When I asked the company if it would be possible for me to receive the Braille equivalent of the print instructions, they told me that it was too costly to put it into Braille.  When I asked them how it would feel if I were to send them instructions in Braille with no print instructions, the call taker hesitated then admitted that she fully understood my problem but that she did not have an answer.
I believe that most of these companies have the best of intensions when it comes to making games available to blind and visually impaired persons but they do not take the time to consider that blind persons are unable to read print instructions and the only way for them to be able to read it is if a sighted person reads it to them.  What has happened here is that I now have a brand new Sudoko game that I can't use because I only have one page of Braille to work with and it does not even come close to the equivalent of the print instructions.  What concerns me even more is that when I spoke to this particular company, the call taker first tried to defend the company by saying that the Braille instructions were the same as the print instructions but when I pointed out to her that the Braille instructions only consisted of one single page and that the print instructions consisted of 10 pages, she quickly retreated.  Her naive comeback was that the Braille page was double sided and my response was that it takes much more than one Braille page double sided to be the equivalent of 10 print pages.  Her other response that it would be too costly to put the instructions in Braille really concerns me.
As I write this I have two very serious questions:  The first is this!  Did this company think things through before it decided to offer their Sudoko game to blind and visually impaired persons?  Did they not know that blind and visually impaired persons need to read their instructions in Braille and not print?  The second is this!  When the call taker at the company told me that she did not have an answer, was she somehow telling me that she did not care?  So what?  It costs too much and that's too bad?
My humble advise to any company wishing to sell products to persons who are either blind or suffer from low vision, or are print disabled, is as follows:
Please take the time to become familiar with alternate formats.  Please take the time to understand that blind and visually impaired persons are unable to read print.  Please try to understand that when you fail to put manuals or instructions in a format that your consumer can read, you only end up humiliating them and embarrassing yourselves.
It is absolutely false and unfair to advertise and sell products for persons who are unable to read print instructions and manuals due to either being blind or being print disabled if you either do not want to do it or you find it too costly.
To let you know which company I am referring to, please find their info below.  This company is presently advertising products to persons who are blind or have low vision.
 
Info on REB Magnetics: 
R. E. B. Magnetics
mail: 3321 Mt. Pleasant Road, Kelso, WA 98626 U.S.A.
e-mail: russ@cport.com
fax: 360-578-1219
voice: 360-636-4693
This is the contact us page link on their website.  They don't advertise an email.  We got the above email from another site that does business with them:
http://www.rebmag.com/catalog/contact_us.php
My final comment to anyone wishing to buy products either on behalf of themselves or for themselves:  If you are either blind or print disabled, make sure that they come with instructions that are in alternate format.  Finally, this company does not have a professional email address so this may be a tell-tale sign that they are just a small fry attempting to play in the big leagues. 
 
I am out of time for this week.
I'm Donna J Jodhan at the business desk wishing you a terrific day.

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