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Monday, April 30, 2012

Quotes for Life: 14 of the Most Popular Quotes for Life



Quotes for life are great not just for depressed individuals but also for anyone who wants to improve his or her quality of life. Some of these quotes were created by famous businessmen while others were provided by great motivators. They are useful for everyone who wants to succeed in life. They carry the right message for anyone.

Here are some of the popular quotes for life that you might want to ponder:

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” Alexandar Graham Bell

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Dr. Seuss

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Mae West

“It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.” Andre Gide

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Albert Einstein

“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw

“If something is not happening for you, it doesn’t mean it’s never going to happen. It means you’re not ready for it.” Anonymous

“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.”” John Greenleaf Whittier

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Anonymous

“Where there is love there is life.” Mahatma Gandhi

“Life is to be enjoyed, not endured.” Gordon B. Hinckley

“Tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.” Stephanie Klein

“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.” Natalie Babbitt

“Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be. Because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.” Anonymous


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Friday, April 27, 2012

Barnes and Noble Nook: Its Features and Capacities



Barnes and Noble works like Amazon.com but it offers books that are not available at the latter. And if Amazon has Kindle, Barnes and Noble has Nook. Its first edition had several issues. But the company has revamped it and offered a newly improved eBook reader.

Although it has improvements from its first edition, can it outdo Amazon’s kindle?

Its features:

Reads in sunlight
Connects using Wi-Fi
Stores 1500 eBooks and has more than 1 million titles available
Has built-in infrared touch technology

Another great feature of this eBook reader is its long battery life. It can stay up to 2 months from a single charge.

Appearance. The overall appearance of Barnes and Noble is impressive. It is lighter than its first edition. Because it is lightweight, you can easily hold it using one hand. The display is crisp and clear. The print is lighter than on Amazon’s Kindle. However, the difference is not that significant. Turning pages is not difficult as the screen refreshes quickly.

Navigation. This device is easy to navigate. One of the best things about this device is that it does not allow smudge marks on the screen.

Share and Share alike. This is a great feature of this device that allows you to lend certain books for 14 days to your friends who are also using Barnes and Noble Nook. But not all books can be lent. It depends if the publishers allow it.

Storage. The internal storage of 2GB is reasonable as it can hold up to 1500 books. But you can expand that capacity through its MicroSD expansion slot. But I think the built-in storage capacity is already enough for me.

Would you opt for this device or stick with Amazon Kindle?

It really depends on your personal preferences. As for me, I would still go with Kindle. How about you? Which would you prefer?



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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mom To Be: Gifts to Give on a Baby Shower



There are many items that you could choose from to give a mom to be a special gift for her baby shower. You can opt for the same old selection of baby shower gifts. But if you want new ways to excite someone who is expecting a baby, then you may find the following new ideas useful.

Body shaper. Yes, the party is supposed to be about the impending birth but you should not forget to pamper the mom to be. You can gift her a body shaper. This does not only address how her fat belly is going to appear after she gives birth but it can also in alleviating her aching back right now. You should choose the one that is specifically designed for supporting pregnancy.

Hamper. Your mom to be recipient will surely appreciate a gift basket filled with baby shampoo, diaper bag, talcum powder and other items useful for taking care of her baby. A gift basket does not only look good but it also makes your gift functional.

Frame. Gifting a friend, who is expecting, a personalized gift during her baby shower will mean a lot to her. Why not give her an engraved picture frame plus a scrapbook with blank spots. She could use it to save her photos about her baby after giving birth. You can take pictures from the shower party and place them all in a beautiful box. This is ideal for recipients who already have everything they need.

Pregnancy pillow. This is also an ideal gift for expecting mothers. It provides the soon-to-be mom a pillow that allows her to get a good night’s sleep despite the discomfort she suffers. With this, she could regain her strength enabling her to face the rest of the day.

When thinking of gifts for mom to be, you need to be creative. Combine old and new ideas to spark a moment. If I were your recipient, I would prefer the last gift idea mentioned above. 



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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Music Songs: How to Resolve Last Song Syndrome?



“You didn’t have to cut me off...” I am suffering from Last Song Syndrome. This “Somebody I used to know” song got stuck in my head. So, the question is, how am I able to get this song (and other music songs) out of my head?

Unfortunately, there is no definite, proven method of getting music songs out of your (and my) head. But there are suggestions that may make a difference.

Turn the tunes down to a whisper volume. Keep them turning down until they are out of your head.

Listen to the song at full volume. In this way, it releases the brain from the repetition. I usually do this every time a song got stuck in my head. I go to YouTube, look for that song with lyrics, and play it over and over again until I fed up with it. Then, that is the time that song is released from my head.

Engage in physical activity. You can exercise physically or mentally to help you set those music songs out of your head. You can opt to do push-ups or play crossword puzzle.

Ignore it. Try to ignore the song that got stuck in your head may do the trick. It is like ignoring a background music. The next thing you knew, your brain is already busy thinking something else.

For some, this “last song syndrome” or earworm can be really annoying. For me, it disturbs my focus and I cannot sleep.

How about you? What do you do when music songs stuck in your head? 



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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Reservations Booking -- Advantages of Using the Power of the Internet in Booking a Flight



Thanks to the Internet, reservations booking online has made the overall process a lot easier. Opting to book online offers many advantages. Some of them are listed below:

Access to flight schedules. Whether you are using sites run by individual airlines or third-parties, you can easily view scheduling options that were once difficult to obtain through traditional way of booking. With these options, you can see flight departures and arrivals, even stopovers.

Avail competitive rates. Because of the tight competition, various reservations booking sites offer competitive rates for their flights. Apart from that, these sites also allow you to see the overall cost of each flight.

Book anytime, anywhere. As long as you have an Internet connection, you can book your flight from anywhere you are, anytime you want. Even at wee hours, you can book a flight to Paris or Palawan.

Allow changes. Unlike the traditional way of booking flights, online reservations booking allow changes to your schedule without the hassle of talking to a ticketing agent. Many sites that offer this type of service allow their clients to make changes a day before their scheduled flight.

And the list of advantages goes on.

But before you consider reservations booking online, you should have your credit card ready. There are a few websites out there that offer PayPal as one of their payment options. 



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Monday, April 23, 2012

In Fashion Design: How to Find a School Where You Can Obtain Fashion Designing Degree

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A career in fashion designing is ideal for anyone who wants to work with clothing. If you, too, wanted to pursue a career in this field, then you might be interested in getting a degree through online classes. They offer many advantages over the traditional classroom set-up. But before you pick a school, you have to consider several factors.

Reputation. You should only enroll in a school with a good reputation in fashion industry. You can carry out a thorough research to help you determine the school’s legitimacy. Reading reviews from the school’s former and current students is also useful to help you evaluate certain institution.

Experienced instruction. The school should have instructors with at least 5 years of experience in this industry. These instructors do not only have knowledge to help you succeed in this business but they also have connections in the industry.

Classes. Depending on your lifestyle and time constraints, you can choose an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree or a certificate. The first two options would take one to four years to complete, while the last option can be completed within a few months.

Tuition. The cost of enrolling in that particular school should also be considered. Make sure that it meets your budget. However, if you could not afford it, you should inquire about financial aid. Some online fashion design classes do offer financial aid for qualified students.

Right after completing your classes, you can start building an empire. Who knows? You will be the next top designer to be featured in fashion shows in Paris. Or compete in Project Runway show.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Advertising Ad: How to Make Quality Ads


Advertising ad is one of the factors customers would look at before they purchase your products. For that reason, it is essential to write effective ads as it can make or break any type of business. Unfortunately, this is overlooked by some of the entrepreneurs.

Learning how to make quality ad

Research. Before writing or creating advertising ad, it is a must that you do your homework first. You should study your target market. How can your product or service meet their requirements or solve their problems? Can it make their life a lot easier or worse? Who is your typical customer? After knowing who you are selling to, you can now begin to write quality advertising ad.

Select the right words. You should utilize strong words to make your point. To avoid wasting your reader’s time, you should describe your products or services in brief and concise manner. It is recommended to use action words to capture the attention of your readers.

Earn their trust. To establish trust with your audience when writing advertising ad, you should explain how your products or services have helped you in solving your own problems. In this way, you are personalizing your ads in relation to the needs of your potential clients or customers.

Edit and proofread. Before publishing your ads, you should re-read, edit and proofread them many times. One mistake can ruin everything. So be smart.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Google Calendar: Impressive Uses of Google Calendar



Google calendar is not only used to schedule an important event in your life but it can also be used to help you remember to write your next post. In addition to that, this online tool is also useful in helping you remember what topic you wanted to discuss on that specific day.

Have an account. If you are planning to utilize this tool to schedule your next blog posts, you should have an account with Google calendar or add your Gmail account to it.

Set up a calendar. Then, set up a calendar intended for your blogging activities. Choose a topic that you intend to write on certain day. Remember to write new topic each day. If your  niche is about computers, you can write tips on how to make back ups, how to avoid identity theft and other topics related to computers that are relevant to your visitors or readers.

Repeat events. One of the great things about Google Calendar is that you can repeat the events every week. In that way, you will have blogging activities scheduled for the rest of the year.

Use reminder function. To help you remind about an individual event, you can use the reminder function found at the bottom of the event screen. By activating it, you will receive an email or a pop up reminder informing you of the scheduled event.

Google Calendar is such a useful tool for a blogger like me who tends to forget what topic to discuss on a certain day. By using this tool, I can now remember to write blog posts each day.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Google Translation: Its Uses and Limitations



Google translation is an online tool that you can use to come up with a pretty good translation about a certain word or phrases. Its translation method is more than just word by word translation. But, of course, there are still limits when using this tool.

When do you need Google translation?

Basic short phrases. I usually use it to translate birthday greetings from English to French to Mandarin Chinese. My ex utilized it when I sent him a romantic message written in French. I was amazed at how he responded correctly. Then, I realized he used the tools of Google to help him understand what I was saying.

Short articles and newspaper clippings. Google translation is also useful if you want to understand the articles you are reading that are written in foreign language.

Limitations of this tool

When I tried to use it to translate from Filipino to English, I got an inaccurate answer. For instance, when I typed in “magkano to, “ Google translated it in English as “much to,” which is far from accurate. In Filipino, “magkano to” means “how much is this?”

Google translation tool should also not be used to translate legal documents or scientific studies.

Regardless of its limitations, this tool offers a useful way to obtain the gist of materials written in a foreign language. In that way, you can have a little understanding about what is written. However, you should not use it if the content is very specific. Although Google translation is a useful online tool, you may still need to rely on a human translator who can give you an accurate translation of “pwedeng isa pa?”

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Where to Travel in America? Must See Places in the US

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When I think of America, the images that come to my mind are the  Statue of Liberty and Hollywood. US is the third largest country in the world with many cities and natural attractions that deserve to be on someone’s must-see list of where to travel in America. Almost all attractions in this country are worth a trip. But here are the 5 cities you should not miss when visiting this country.

New York. The state of New York is one of the most popular destinations in the US. From its architecture to its multicultural personality to its best restaurants, NY has plenty of exciting things to offer.

Los Angeles. This is one of the cities in the state of California that should be on the where to travel in America list. If I had the money, I would definitely visit this city, purchase a convertible and take a ride down Sunset Boulevard. After a tiring day tour, I can relax and watch the sunset  in one of the beaches in Malibu.

Honolulu. I know many people who live in this beautiful city of Hawaii. They described this place as a paradise. It offers breathtaking beaches where I can surf. Or plan a snorkeling activity in Kealakekua Bay.

Puerto Rico. It is not part of the US but it is just a short hop from the mainland. This should also be on your list of where to travel in America. There are great beaches in here but the best place is the island of Culebra where you can have an enjoyable beach-hopping trip, exciting snorkeling activity or thrilling hiking expedition in the wildlife.

San Diego. Most of our relatives who settled in the US considered San Diego as their second home. This place has many things to offer, like its Mexican specialties, aquariums, zoos, and aquatic parks. The West Coast provides tourists a fantastic place for surfers. It also presents with beautiful diving spots and places where you can witness amazing sunsets.

Other places that should be on the where to travel in America list would include Washington, DC, Miami, Las Vegas (luxury resorts and five star hotels),Chicago and Colorado.

How about you? What do you think is the most beautiful place in the US that should also be in a person’s where to travel in America list?

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