Translation Jobs: How To Treat Your Customers Right

If you were a customer, what would you want? This is a question that you should be asking yourself frequently. Your goal is to make things easy for your customers and to build solid working relationships. If you do not know what a customer wants, just ask. Seeing any business from your customer's point of view is a powerful tool. It is sometimes difficult to find the right balance between what you want and what your customers want.

One of the great pleasures of running your own business is that you do not have to accept every translation job that comes across your desk. If you worked in a traditional, non- entrepreneurial setting before, you surely remember having to do work for superiors, or even colleagues, whose ideas might not have been good or feasible, yet you had to implement them. Now you can decide if you would like to accept or decline a translation job. Neither decision will not cost you a pro­motion.

There are no vacation slips to fill out and no bosses to notify. Just turn in that urgent translation before you hit the road, notify all your clients, and if needed, take your laptop with you. The freedom to make your own decisions and to not have to rely on someone else's decision-making is very important to most freelance translators. Work does not have to be restricted to a specific time, place, or dress code. Feel free to reinvent the wheel: there are no limits to where you can work. The main exception to this is when you meet with customers. You should always dress professionally for face-to-face interactions.However, running your own business comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility.

First and foremost, you must remember that your success will depend on your ability to attract clients and to make them happy. Without clients, you do not have a translation job. Then you would have to put on a power suit, print out some resumes and look for a job as an in-house translator or interpreter. You would most likely work in a traditional office environment, with a boss, a hierarchy, office rules, gossip, and fridges full of moldy lunch containers with labels on them. If you do not want that, then keep your customers happy.

You should analyze each situation separately. Customers want professional translation services from a professional company. This includes answering the phone professionally and having a well-designed website. You should create an environment in which the customer can feel comfortable and well taken care of.

Do not beat around the bush. Answer questions truthfully and clearly. Give customers the information they need in order to make informed purchasing decisions. Customers want their deadlines met. Delivering quality translation work on time is the minimum requirement in any profession, especially if you would like referrals. Customers do not necessarily want to be educated, unless it is very gently. Think of yourself as a customer. Buyers of translation and interpretation services might not know what a source language is, nor do they need to know that. It is your job to clearly define the industry-specific terms that the client might not be familiar with, to explain how the process works, and to enable the customer to make good decisions. Make things simple and easy to under­stand for your customer.

Include as much information as possible in your written price quotes, such as delivery time, precise cost breakdown, documents needed from the customer to finish a translation project, terms and conditions, etc. All this should be put in writing for the benefit of both parties. Be sure to have customers sign the quote before you commence work.

Cheap Date - Creative Dates on a Budget

A lot of couples are tired of the same old, boring date nights, but in today's economy, a lot of couples don't have a lot of choices even if they are getting to have a date night at all. The best thing you can do for yourself in this economy is to eliminate as much stress as possible and make room for some quiet time with your honey. The good news is that it doesn't have to be at night, there are actually a lot of fun and affordable ideas out there for every time of day.

1.)    A hiking trip. Pick a Saturday, and make a date to visit your nearest state park and their beautiful hiking trails. You can pack a picnic lunch and allow yourself plenty of time to walk slowly and take in the sights, as well as make time to cuddle and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.

2.)    Visit a nearby museum or art gallery. This can be a refreshing experience if this is completely out of the ordinary for you and your special someone. Even if you go just to learn something new, or giggle over the silly artwork, at least you will be doing it together.

3.)    Take it outdoors for the night. A camping trip is a nice way to shake things up and is cheaper than a hotel or bed and breakfast. Be sure to pick a nice, secluded spot so that it really feels like a getaway. You can enjoy a fun and affordable dinner by roasting hot dogs for dinner and enjoying some marshmallows for dessert.

4.)    Be daydreamers for a day. You can take the afternoon to visit a couple open houses, test drive some cars, or try out some new furniture at a local store. All of these options are not only free, but it is also a lot of fun to pretend like you actually have money to spend for a day.

5.)    Try live entertainment. A lot of local bars and restaurants put on weekend concerts that feature local bands. There may be a small cover charge to get into the bar, but by the time you get in a buy a beer, you've spent as much as you would on a movie ticket, if not less, and you still get to talk to each other!

6.)    Go on a photo scavenger hunt. Send yourselves on a photo scavenger hunt around your town or local mall, but make sure your both in every picture. It may be tricky to always get both of you in it, but it will be a lot of fun and you will end up with a lot of fun new pictures of you and your sweetie.

7.)    Dinner and a movie at home. This may be the same ole', same ole' to you, but you can always put your own spin on it. First if you have kids send them to stay with friends or grandparents for the night. Make sure you have everything you need, so you don't have to go out and get anything. Turn off your cell phones, unplug the home phone, and turn off the PC, make some real time for just each other tonight. You can even go as far as to pretend like all the electricity went out, and just spend time playing a board game and enjoying each other by candlelight (P.S. You'll be saving money on your electric bill too!)

As you can see there are a lot of fun and affordable ideas out there, all you have to do is get creative and see what you can come up with. The important thing is that you are actually making time for you and your special someone, because everyone needs some down time no matter how they get it. So grad your sweetie and make a date, you don't have any excuses anymore.

The United Kingdom Has Something to Offer Everyone

If you visit the United Kingdom you are almost certain to find something that you will like. Despite its small size this island nation once ruled most of the world; at one point in their history there was no place where the sun set on the British Empire. These days the UK is a unique mix of the historical and the modern. Few locations have had as much impact on the world as the United Kingdom so it is worth seeing what all the fuss is about.

Most trips to the UK begin in London. This is the capital city of England and this is where the Queen spends most of her time. Scotland now has its own parliament and Wales also takes care of a lot of its own government, but all major decisions still get made in London. For the visitor the city can mean a lot of things depending on where you go. If you want to see all the historical buildings you will need to give yourself a bit of time. It is worth making the effort to visit the British museum as this has the finest collections of artifacts in the world. If you want something a bit different then visit Camden town. There is a great market here and this is this is where some influential bands began playing; there are many music venues in the area.

If you love the Beatles then you will need to visit Liverpool on the west coast of England. This is an industrial city with its own unique culture which is a mix of Irish and English traditions. The people of Liverpool pride themselves on being unique and they claim to be a lot more down to earth then people in other parts of the country. North of Liverpool is Manchester and this is another area that has a lot to offer the visitor.

No visit to the United Kingdom is complete without making the journey to Scotland. The Highlands offers some spectacular scenery and if you have the time then a trip to the island is well worth the effort. Most visitors to Scotland end up in Edinburgh. The castle in the city is stunning and a lot of entertainment is to be found on Rose Street. The Edinburgh comedy festival is one of the biggest of its kind in the world and attracts people from every corner of the globe.

East of Edinburgh is Glasgow and this city has more of an industrial feel to it. This was once the location of some of the busiest shipyards in the world and this has really affected the local culture. The city is famous for its two rival football teams Glasgow Celtic and Glasgow Rangers. It has often been claimed that there is no other city in the world where two sports teams cause so much animosity. Attendance at a football match between these rivals is an experience that few people will ever forget. As well as football Glasgow is also becoming increasing popular as a great place for nightlife.

Writing a Newspaper Article - Announcing 3 Remarkable Steps to Keep Your Readers Interested

As a writer, it's very important that you know how to engage your readers and keep them interested. You would want these people to read your news articles until the end, right? Here's what you can do to make that happen:

1. First, make sure that you write about a story that will capture the attention of your target audience. Write something that is recent and newsworthy. If you're writing for broadsheet, explore new stories in the global arena, new issues about politics, sports, government, sports, and other more serious issues. If you're writing for tabloids, articles about heinous crimes, latest happenings on your local community, and latest stories about entertainment will serve your readers very well.

2. Use eye-catching headlines. You'll be able to grab the attention of your readers if you use killer headlines. In here, you're expected to communicate the gist of your content using as few words as possible. It's important that you make it powerful and that you know how to target the emotional hot buttons of your readers. This is the only way to make sure that your articles will be read.

3. Use the inverted pyramid technique. Don't save the best for last as your readers will surely not have the patience to wait for more than a couple of seconds just to get the information that they are looking for. Make your first paragraph meaty by spilling all the most important details on this part. Tell your readers what and where it happened, how it happened, and the people involved. You can then just present supporting details on your succeeding paragraphs.

The Constitutional Resurgence

We lost the election in November because the GOP failed to see the tyranny going on in this country and they gave up on the Judeo-Christian values that this nation was founded on. Conservatism is the answer to the question the Republican establishment keeps asking about what is needed to align the party with the will of the people. Yet it's the one answer they are unwilling to accept. They overlook the obvious when seeking why the party lost in 2012. Establishment Republicans, also known as r.i.n.o.s, want to re-brand the Republican Party by surrendering our principles. These moderate Republicans want us to abandon our religious freedoms through Obamacare which forces businesses and organizations to pay for abortions and birth control and similarly abandon our second amendment rights with insane new gun laws. These same Republicans want to make the party become pro-choice, pro-amnesty, pro-gay marriage and pro tax the so-called-rich: in other words they want us to become Democrats. How do Republicans win again? What message will reach the modern American people? What the moderates continuously fail to see is the solution needs a philosophical base.

Preeminent constitutional scholar, best selling author and talk show host, Mark Levin says "Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny." Mark Levin's books about judicial activism, liberty and conservatism are eloquent, artistic, literary masterpieces that started an intellectual movement all across our nation. His writings played a significant role in winning the House of Representatives back in 2010. There is a reason why he is called The Great One. Levin is a contemporary Shakespeare whose books should be left out on your desk like your Bible, dictionary, thesaurus or Constitution. They should be a reference that should be looked at time and time again if not daily.

Mark Levin's radio show is equally brilliant as he fearlessly faces the enemies of liberty head on. The airwaves broadcast poetic creative genius combined with solid logic and reason about what Levin calls the post constitutional America. Mark Levin uses his show to dissect history and philosophy. He takes the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and Madison's notes from the Constitutional Convention and ties it in to current events in a way that has never been done before. Then he packages all of this in a fun way with his own unique wit and charm. When Levin reads to us about Jefferson, Madison, Washington, Hamilton, Franklin, Adams, and the others, he does it in a way that paints a vivid picture so that in the audience's imagination one is transported to Independence Hall in the late 1700′s. You can almost smell and feel the air in the room and hear the voices back at the Constitutional Convention when he speaks about these matters and brings them to life.

Mark has a unique relationship with what he calls his "beloved audience." It reminds me of the relationship President Reagan had with the American people. His audience absolutely treasures him. I have seen many other moderate Republican authors try to unsuccessfully duplicate this relationship with their readers and become angry and jealous when they don't achieve it. [Cough, David Frum, Cough] What they don't understand is that they don't have Mark Levin's heart. One only needs to read Rescuing Sprite or listen to one episode of his radio show to see how much love and loyalty Mr. Levin shows to his family, his friends, his fans, his pets and his country. I greatly admire and respect this man. I truly believe that history looking back on these years will reflect that Mark Levin played a crucial role in saving this great nation through educating and rallying the citizens the way Thomas Paine inspired Americans during the beginning of the revolution. Personally, I was crushed and in tears on election night when Obama won. I couldn't have made it through the last few months without the comfort of this show and I know I'm not alone. For so many he is a daily source for wisdom, guidance and counsel, a source for hope and inspiration in these dark days that haunt us.

And It doesn't stop there. Mark Levin is also president of Landmark Legal Foundation, a tax exempt organization that fights to preserve constitutional principles. Landmark is a watchdog going after the NEA the EPA and other big government organizations. On January 25, 2013 A federal appeals court ruled that President Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board. Landmark argued in its brief that the President's use of the Constitution's "recess appointments" clause violated the restrictions placed by the Constitution on that power. The Court adopted Landmark Legal Foundation's argument in full.

What I believe I am watching and witnessing first hand is what I call the reawakening of Enlightenment. This is a cultural conservative movement and the moderates will need to join us or step aside! Levin has found a way to make the philosophers from the age of reason and enlightenment cool to a whole new generation. Mr. Levin never gets bogged down in the daily nonsense. If you are looking to avoid gossip on Lance Armstrong's lies or Manti Teo's imaginary girlfriend, his show will be one of the only places to find relief from this garbage. In the days of Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and what Rush Limbaugh calls the low information voter, Levin has found a way to make the Second Treatise cool to teenagers and upcoming twenty -something hipsters. While Katy Perry sings about her breakups and Beyonce is lip syncing, an underground movement is brewing of unexpected intellectuals learning to fall in love with Bastiat, Alexis de Tocqueville and Montesquieu. A patriotic passion for our framers and the Constitution is lighting up all over this great land of ours. Levin awakens the sleeping masses one by one as people begin to see these philosophers in a whole new light and finally see their impact and influence on our founding fathers. Slowly, I see people undergoing this new affinity with our Constitution and its drafters. Now that we feel this cloud of tyranny, the realization occurs that this freedom we have taken for granted is now slipping away, but this army of citizens can now relate to the framers more than ever before. This is the rebirth of the love of liberty and Levin is leading the charge. He is our conservative pugnacious pit bull, our General Patton, our warrior William Wallace guiding and directing our fight to save the USA.

Mark Levin served in the Justice Department under the wonderful Ed Meese during the Reagan administration. The Reagan spirit is still alive in Levin and in all of us as well. Ronald Reagan once said "You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness." Mark Levin reminds us every night that we the people can preserve the civil society and reestablish the Constitution. We will not be the generation to lose liberty. Freedom will not die on our watch! We will fight to pass this torch to our children. This fight will be long and arduous but we shall overcome. Together all of us in his infantry, Levin's beloved audience, will put Obama, the masterminds and the statists on the ash heap of history.

Comprehensive Functionality Included Within the Samsung Genio Touch Makes it Stand Out

The Samsung Genio Touch was released in September 2009 and has since become a favourite with the consumer. Utilising some of the latest technology available, this handset provides a feature rich appeal with style that makes it aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The handset measures 103 mm x 56 mm wide and is 12 mm thick, it weighs 90 g. It offers affordable touch screen technology with simplistic and engaging functionality.

The phone comes with vibration and ring alert types included within the package. However the ability to download polyphonic and MP3 ringtones ensures that this handset can be individualised according to its owners tastes. The inclusion of a speakerphone utilising Digital natural sound engine technology offers hands-free communication of excellent quality. With an internal memory of 50 MB, this handset is able to utilise its microSD card slot to expand the memory up to 8 GB.

A 2.8 inch TFT capacitive touch screen is the focal point of this handset and is able to deliver outstanding image colour representation by virtue of its ability to display 256,000 colours at a pixel screen size of 240 x 320 pixels. Utilising a variety of additional extras such as a smart unlock and cartoon user interface options, functionality can be accessed in a simple yet effective manner.

A 2 mega pixel camera is provided with this handset which operates at a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels and comes bundled with smile detection as one of its primary features. In addition, the ability to record video at QVGA quality and at 15 frames per second is also provided with this handset.

GPRS and EDGE both of which are class 10 are included within this handset. Whilst the inclusion of Blue tooth and USB ensure the options of file sharing and synchronisation with other devices is seamless and efficient.

Entertainment is provided by virtue of a stereo FM radio with RDS and an MP3/MP4 player which also provides an integrated music recognition service. The handset comes with social networking integration as well as an organiser and a voice memo facility.

The Samsung Genio Touch is a handset which recognises the recent importance of social networking within the general public. The handset provides a functional and appealing phone the offers something for everyone.

Who Are The Judges At Death?

Your subconscious mind has within it an entire dossier where you shall be judged at the end of your life. At the end of every incarnation you will be presented with all the records of your subconscious mind, the specific dossier of every thought, word, feeling and actions which you have acted upon since your birth have being filmed; the subconscious mind contains endless videotaping and this is why you cannot say "no no I didn't do it." With human video taping you may escape the law but actions recorded by the subconscious mind cannot escape divine laws.

When one finds himself at death's gate he will be confronted by the Judgment and will be reviewing in a blaze all the habits and desires of his whole life on the big screen with all the various facets of his life and will be able to understand everything he sees all at the same time. A computation of all actions, thoughts and feelings to prepare you for your next incarnation will be revealed you can be sure there will be no lawyer there to defend you.

There are words of warning for those who have become complacent and assume themselves as rightfully secure pertaining to the laws of karma, who so far have not had the same misfortune visited upon them that has been visited upon by others. Those sleeping in ignorance who never bother with analyzing their actions still try to look good day to day when looking at their faces and bodies in the mirror to present themselves as their very best before others. What they must learn is even more important and that is to look into the inner mirror with daily introspection. These people who sleep in ignorance never analyze themselves or make any spiritual effort and will one day be bluntly awakened from mental, physical, spiritual or mental suffering.

With these same laws it is possible to extricate yourself from the same laws which have bound you to reincarnation. You have three minds, two of them constantly create karma where one is trying to liberate you. The conscious and subconscious minds are the one's that bind you, but deep within you is a third mind, the super conscious mind. The super conscious mind is the intuition and power of the soul which will dissolve the traits of the two other minds which bind your soul to the laws of cause and effect. Our lack of discrimination is what causes us so much trouble. God Himself has structured the universal laws of harmony leading us to everything which is good and also created the opposite force of a cosmic intelligence as evil conscious cosmic organized forces, that is the power of attraction and the power of repulsion.

Who is going to be your judge? Who is going to judge you? Is God judging you, is God a tyrant as the old prophets has shown in the bible, a wrathful God, a God who destroys cities and worlds? The spiritual master tells us the cosmic laws of justice known as the karmic laws which mitigate all actions in life are also known in yoga as the unseen controllers where everything you do twenty four hours a day is being recorded. There is no place you can hide to escape your actions. If I was a lawyer or politician I would really sweat it out, but as a teacher it could be even worse especially the one's who indoctrinate left leaning political ideology in the name of teaching. For those bloggers with the affection for criticizing and the liking for meanness to harm the souls of others who are still in their pajamas blogging out of their mothers basement, your karmic fate is sealed by the inescapable law of karma and you will be condemned by your own conscience and convicted to live in mental anguish in your own self-inflicted jailhouse. If you suffer from talkativeness or are a criticizer bite your tongue and heed these words. To call forth God's judgment is to revel over the faults of one's fellow beings and criticizing them in a spirit of intolerance.

Some overly liberal newspapers are delving in unscrupulous sensationalism with an uncharitable agenda becoming scandalmongers not the healers of immorality. Publications and journalists who love to spice up reporting and pickle gossip to put up their particular ideological agenda or sell more newspapers are committing a spiritual crime by catering to the degraded taste of readers who are hearsay lovers. Pointing out the mental dirt in others may be great reading in the toilet but is a metaphysical and psychological error. Worst of all are the secular progressives who mock and criticize Christianity when they are actually mocking God.

At the end of our life all the things we have done wrong will be revealed and we must automatically reincarnate to work them out. It is utterly impossible to escape from the court of cosmic laws that govern every single human action until we have worked out and fully paid our karmic bills through reformation, suffering and prayers for liberation. It is not the intelligence of God that condemns you, it is you that condemns yourself to reincarnate, that is the law of cause and effect. Clearly, we are our own judges at death.We must all learn that the intelligence of men cannot be properly directed until he has accepted and understood the inescapability of karmic retribution. Once you have accepted karmic retribution in your life you attain great strength of mind and you will no longer resent anyone for anything that happens to you in life because you understand that everything that happens to you sub serves a divine purpose for your spiritual training, you will no longer complain about anything.

In the past long ago people with dark minds who didn't behave were threatened with dire consequences by the prophets if they didn't learn to change their ways. They were told they would go straight to hell if they didn't. These dark minds would never be able to accept the concept of reincarnation, so they were threatened and still today some in clergy are still terrorizing and preaching that these people will go to hell and burn forever. It is pretty illogical to be condemned to eternal punishment for one lifetime of mistakes. Some of these priests still think the world is not ready for the concept of reincarnation. They think these souls would never behave if they thought they would be given endless chances to come back. God is impersonal in creation, He has given us free will to accept His evil or good creation. Hopefully, by now, you know who created evil. God has originated cosmic evil only to test men giving him countless opportunities to return back to His kingdom.

The understanding of karma as the law of cosmic justice underlines life's inequalities and will serve to free the human mind from hatred and resentment against God and men. We have a tremendous problem with race hatred in our planet today. With the amount of intelligence we have some behave like complete barbarians and there is nothing we can do about it because you can not change the mass consciousness of people until each individual is willing to change. There is no way to change people, we can scream from the podium, have the greatest president in the world but when everyone is blaming everybody else it is the irresponsibility of nations.

In looking at cosmic retribution these nations do not realize they have to change themselves. If Nicaragua, Guatemala, Iraq, Afghanistan or what ever nation is in trouble we Americans should not have to go down there to try to fix something we have not fixed yet in our own country, we must first clean up our own mess. The people of these nations never realized that they themselves created their own situation and yet want to be more like us but if you are born poor you have a poor state of consciousness. The attitude of the mind is everything in life. If attitude is reinforced by Gods presence then people become more and more powerful and able to solve more and more problems and don't ask anyone to solve problems, you solve your own problems with your own intelligence. Fanatically tell the truth because if you say the truth all the time you won't have to worry about being uncovered with what you are doing; you can use truth as one of your most powerful weapons in life.

Keep the thought that each one of us has to make a greater effort in spiritual communion with God. The master says that the moment you meditate no matter how lousy your meditation might be you have placed yourself at the service of God and you can not do a greater action than to sit on the chair, be still and let God work through you; clearly there are so few who want to meditate and those who make the effort make double good karma. From the lectures of Turiyananda Self-Realization Fellowships best speaker on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. New just added live recordings from Turiyananda on Karma, Meditation, Healing Forces and the Spiritual Eye, listen at:

How Can You Position Yourself As An Expert On An Online Forum

The most worthwhile forums to post on are the private forums where you have to register or even pay to be a member. Most forums will have a reasonable code of conduct and there will be an etiquette for members who post on the site.

The benefit of posting on most forums is that you are usually allowed to add a signature to the bottom of your post and this signature file may be allowed to have your web site URL included.

The more discussions you take part in, the more copies of your signature file will be on the website and the more traffic you will drive. You do want to avoid getting into an argument on a forum. Most forums have certain people that just want to cause controversy and have no intentions of offering constructive advice to anyone. I think personally they just like to see their name 'Up in lights'.

You should only post if you know the answer, there is absolutely no point in posting something like 'I don't know the answer either'. Just keep quiet if you don't know the answer and if you think you do know, just double check on the Internet that you do in fact know what you are talking about before posting a reply.

Only reply to the current day's questions; there is no point posting answers to preceding day's questions as the chances are the person has found the answer to his problem or is no longer interested in the solution. Either way, answering older questions is a waste of time.

Don't spend time gossiping or in idle chit chat, get on the forum, pick a few questions you know the answer to or can easily find, answer them and go back to productive work. You won't make money if you are just passing the time.

Do not just answer the question with a short sentence, offer a comprehensive answer that is knowledgeable and completely answers the problem. It is far better to answer a few questions with a good comprehensive answer than lots of questions with a short simple answer.

Answering questions also helps you in search engine positioning as your name comes up in posts related to the questions you have answered. You could also ask the forum owner if you could become one of his resident experts where people ask you specific questions related to the forum topics. You could even write regular posts, much like blog posts for the website.

Why You Should Keep Your Private Life Private

It's a common fact nowadays that we all use social media in one way or another. Its uses lie mainly in keeping in touch with friends and family but increasingly companies have been using it to research candidates before they offer them a job. Other businesses are using it to keep tabs on existing employees.

Think about your Facebook page and your most recent night out documented in all its glory. Think about your twitter account and your series of tweets moaning about one of your co-workers. Would you really want a prospective employer seeing those? If the answer is no the best solution is to check your privacy settings on these websites and make sure your accounts are set to private.

You may think an employer making a snap decision on you based on your Facebook page harsh and unjust but and long as the decision made by the company has no bases on gender, ethnicity or religion they are quite within their rights not to hire you. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) say that nearly all employers research candidates for a job online.

Of course it's not just when applying for jobs when you need to be careful. We've all heard stories of people who call in sick for a couple of days but actually go and visit their friends for a long weekend. Pictures of the weekend are put up on Facebook, the office gossip catches wind and before you know it you're in the boss's office getting a warning. Of course, the simple option is not to lie about things like that; you will probably be caught out in the end anyway. Also be aware of fitness apps that update your status or tweets automatically for you. If you have called in sick then you app tells Facebook you burned 700 calories running that might set chins wagging.

There are other scenarios to be wary of. You might have had a really rubbish day at work, your boss was moaning on and on and you need a place to vent your anger. Think twice before turning to Facebook or Twitter. People have lost their jobs to spur of the moment tweet slagging off bosses, co-workers or customers. Remember what you say represents the company you work for so any comments made by you about a customer is the responsibility of the company you work for.

Make sure you are aware of the importance your social media accounts and the potential effect they could have on your career. If you would like more information on social media policies, please don't hesitate to contact us today.

Getting Ideas For Writing Articles To Earn Quick And Easy Cash

As discovered by most prolific writers, the true secret of freelance writing for cash lies in developing the ability to generate an increasing flow of ideas; since higher the ratio of ideas that you succeed in developing, the higher your capacity to earn a home income becomes. Thus, taking out time to spend some hours over the weekend, generating a flow of fresh ideas for your writing gig, will supply you with ample backdrop information for the days lying ahead of you.

Ideas are crucial to your success. These four verified ways for getting ideas will certainly keep your writing constantly flowing.

Looking through a magazine stash

Magazines generally provide you with tons of new ideas. Although it may come to you as somewhat of a surprise, articles are least likely to be your main source. Almost certainly, you will find the best ideas quietly nestled among letters to the editor, or with a more definite degree of certainty among the ads. The process is highly commended, so never forget paying special attention to these ads and the message they convey.

Prior to spending several thousand dollars on their advertisement campaign, advertisers normally commission painstaking research. When reading through ads and spending time to think them over, you will gradually begin to appreciate the importance of the message that readers of the magazine are targeted to perceive.

Just as it helps advertisers sell their product or service to prospective consumers; it will help in selling your articles as well.

Challenges faced by colleagues and friends

You obviously enjoy gossip; as everyone else does too. Next time when you sit down with your colleagues and friends for a casual chat, take your pen and notebook along. Just see what you can note down in an informal conversation; it will leave you amazed!

Visit bookstores and see what sells

Your local corner bookstore is a trove of ideas - that sell. Make notes of books that your store promotes more heartily. Publishers normally pay for promoting specific titles. Areas in which publishers spend money should serve to provide you with good clue as to what readers currently focused on.

Learning a new thing gives you something to write about

The easiest and most productive tip is using your personal life and experiences. Whenever you have the occasion to learn a new thing, it's time you wrote about it. Nothing is more imperative than using what you have experienced firsthand.

When you buy a new laptop, write about the process and what it by and large involves. After all, people buy laptops everyday, with many searching for good advice. If you've experienced a car breakdown, there should be plenty to write about. These are anxious moments that attract lots of readers.

As writer, your whole life becomes an endless source. Once you get going, you will simply never cease running out of great ideas to write about.

Mapquest Driving Directions is the Best For Getting to the Places You Want to Go

When you want to go anywhere, Mapquest driving directions can get you there without needing more than a couple sheets of paper. This is one of the finest web sites to find directions on the Internet making a quick and simple to plan your trip.

From the main page of the site, you need to find the tab for driving directions which will allow you to enter in your starting addresses well as rending address. You can induce much information in these fields as you want from a full address to even just a zip code. This is the information that mapquest uses to plan your trip.

After you has all of your trip of information and, a new page pops up with a map in detail driving instructions. You can see the route that you'll be driving as well as the actual mileage between each member to step. If you look at the map, you'll notice on the right side there are a series of icons that will allow you to find entertainment, gas, lodgings and food places for you to stop while traveling and include them on the map. You may have too soon into an area to find this information, but it will really help you better plan your trip.

It can also customize your trip. You can choose to omit having tree type the information in with reverse directions, which will get you back home from the ending location. You can also choose to find the shortest route for the shortest time as well as be able to avoid highways, toll roads or those that seasonally close with these options.

If you can also add a new destination went to an error in your start in many locations. This is entered on the map page and allows you to not have to alter the original trip and still be able to include any other side trip you want to make. This can make and convenient to go to more than one place. You can also use the search function to find businesses by name that you would like to visit or use the drop down menu to select from categories.

This site allows you to create a log and information so that you can keep your starting destination without having to type it in for every visit. You can also use it to quickly find maps that you have used before making logging and a much more convenient and user process to get the directions you want.

The gas price feature shows the gas prices across the different states that you may be traveling in as well as your home state. You can see the price differences from the highest to lowest which can help you bet your trip planning better since you can see the average price of the gas or you might need to stop.

Mapquest driving directions Gives you the best director and to make any trip. You have many options to choose from to give you the best information for your trips.

How Candles Can Help Increase the Love

It is not always easy to get one's lover in the mood for a night between the sheets, especially with the winter nights drawing in. The cold can really stem amorous thoughts, and so it can take a little more effort to get your special person in the right mood. Candles can certainly play a part in creating the right atmosphere. Some might argue it is the ultimate in mood lighting.

It allows people to feel relaxed in intimate situations because, quite honestly, the light from candles makes people look good - soft shadows and warm colours settle nerves and allow people to really enjoy each other.

There are a huge range of candles available, and all can have a big role to play in creating a loving mood for you and your lover. Smell is closely associated with feelings of intimacy, as the wrong smell can quite easily spoil an otherwise spicy mood. As such, there is a wide range of scented candles available which can help to lift the sensual mood.

It is something that can often be overlooked - especially by males - but is one that can have a superb effect. This way, candles can help boost various sense; it can help with the visuals - warm, inviting colours; it can help with smell; and if you have enough of them it can give out a great deal of warmth. It's not so good with touch, as you might get your fingers burned.

Floating candles are an option. These can either be floating in separate vessels; like a vase or a glass. They can also be put into a bath, ready for your lover to come home. Little floating candles create a magical atmosphere in the bath tub, however one must be careful to remove them before entering the bath! If you have a really big bath - such that owned by Cleopatra, for example - then you may wish to keep a few floating around for effect.

You may wish to increase the ornate feel of the loving environment, by buying some ornate candlesticks for your candles. This adds a feeling of grandeur - and of course all lovers like to feel special; especially females. They will be far more likely to entertain thoughts of a biblical nature if they know they are being treated with respect and that there has been some significant thought gone into the evening of love you have planned. If you are planning an evening of romantic adventure, then candles might be something to consider.

5 Recession Lessons For the Holidays - From My Cat

No, sleeping all day, though one of Sir Gallahad's favorite activities is not one of the fluffball's top five lessons. And if you feel taking advice from a cat is one step removed from cat-lady crazy, consider this: the cat is the only person in my immediate social circle whose daily ability to enjoy life is not impaired or informed by the news.

While I'm not advocating willful ignorance of the current state of the world, not getting caught up in all of the sensational headlines is a good starting point on the road back to finding true happiness this holiday season.

And so Sir Gallahad will now teach us the five things he does that make him a happy, healthy being in a time of extreme stress and uncertainty:

1. Your time is the most valuable gift you can give.

You don't need to spend wads of cash-or anything at all-to let the people you love know you care about them. The proof of your love lies in the quality time you carve out for them, whether it be through an uninterrupted cross-country phone call, a dinner shared, or a game of kick ball.

Planning time together that shows your friend/family member you've thought about his/her likes is even better. In Sir Gallahad's case, this means playing fetch instead of jingle ball on a stick. He thinks he's a dog.

2. Make time to exercise.

You've read it a thousand times. Exercising reduces stress. But there are other reasons why hitting the gym or your local bike path should be a daily part of your routine, like:

Exercising provides a social forum. If you've been laid off recently, you might be hurting for the daily interaction with coworkers that until now was the norm for you. Check out what group activities-from spinning, to yoga, hiking, and walks-are available through your local gym or your city. It's an excellent opportunity to meet new people, and get those endorphins to release so you don't wind up a self-imposed hermit.

The excuse that you should be spending all of your time looking for another job is not valid. Get up an hour early, go for a jog, lift some weights, then get your job-hunting game face on!

Sir Gallahad recruits people daily to play fetch with him. If they don't, he'll throw his own ball, attack Christmas tree ornaments, or jump up and down on the bed all morning to get his daily exercise.

3. Be thankful for the people in your life, and show them you are.

When you get down to it, nothing else really matters. The house you live in, your material possessions, the cars you drive. Your true friends are your friends because they like you. And you must have family members that love you unconditionally, even if you don't always agree with each other.

If all anyone can say about you when you leave town or this Earth is, "Man, that guy had a sweet car!" it may be time to reassess your values.

Sir Gallahad kisses his mom and dad, lies in their laps, and runs to the front door when they come home. You don't need tongue action with all of your friends and family to show them you appreciate them. A hug will do. Or a great big smile that demonstrates you're happy to see them.

4. Keep yourself groomed.

Sir Gallahad is always clean and neat, whether he's lounging around by himself, or entertaining guests.

Taking pride in your appearance boosts your self confidence. You never know, your next job might come from a friendly conversation in the grocery store checkout line. You'll be more likely to talk-and more likely to make a good impression-if you don't look like you came straight from your bed.

People are attracted to confidence. If you're feeling a little shakey lately, as we all are, fake it 'till you make it. Sir Galahad doesn't always land on his feet, as cats are supposed to, but he still thinks he's hot stuff even after he misses the couch by a few inches.

5. Don't hide under the bed.

Opportunity awaits, but chances are it's not hiding in your bedroom. Or on your couch in front of the TV. Your favorite stars didn't become famous overnight. It took 10 years for some of them to finally break through.

View this period of your life as an opportunity to set yourself up for stardom. Take some community college classes that might help advance your career, or change courses altogether. Intern at a company you may want to work for someday. Feed the homeless.

Do something that gets you out there, so you can network. No matter how easy and useful online social networking is, nothing beats face-to-face action. Unless the guy you meet in class is a real arse, he will not ignore you when you speak to him. Online, he'll just ignore your friend request.

Sir Galahad is still working on this lesson. New people scare him, so he hides under the bed when they come over. But when he comes out, he finds somebody new to play with-someone who is not sick of throwing his ball for him, or who didn't know he'd already been fed-and realizes that he's been missing out.

Life's hard right now. But it's important to look at the bigger picture instead of getting embroiled in the negative. Are you healthy? There's something to be extremely happy about. Do you have a best friend? A mom? A dad? Happy. Happy. Happy.

Troubled times force us to be more introspective, figuring out who we are without our job descriptions, and what we value without our possessions. Sir Galahad may only be a cat, but he's got a pretty good hold on what's most important in his life. It's just that those things are all that's going on in his life!

Are You A Human Dung Beetle?

Dung Beetles. Superfamily Scarabaeoidea. You might be surprised to learn that there's a dung beetle in your family tree, maybe even at the dinner table, MAYBE in the mirror (are YOU a dung beetle?)

The dung beetle is a beetle whose larvae feed on dung, according to The New Oxford American Dictionary. The larger kinds of beetle place the dung in a hole before the eggs are laid, and some beetles roll the dung along in a ball as they gather it. That's what we have in the Texas Hill Country - the dung-ball-rolling variety.

My first introduction to the dung beetle was fourteen years ago walking with my kids in our neighborhood. I was new to Texas and had been horrified to learn that not only were there scorpions, tarantulas and rattlesnakes here, but that they lived in VERY close proximity, and in the case of scorpions, could be found inside my home!

Naturally, when I saw a large, dark "critter" making its slow progress across the road, I approached with caution. "What new devilry has this god-forsaken terrain cooked up now?" I wondered.

Imagine my surprise when the evil creature turned out to be a small, black beetle rolling an enormous dung ball across the road. I burst out laughing and pointed the roadside attraction out to my son.

I've since seen many such beetles and had a chuckle at their expense, but never thought much about it until about a week ago.

Last week I had occasion to encounter an entirely separate sort of beetle in Texas...

A while back I posted on the need to move beyond the past; I wrote, "What you don't get over, you live under." I thought about that as I was dealing with a relative who was having a hard time letting go of some painful memories when WHAM!! It hit me! She was a human dung beetle!

The more I thought about it, the more it fit. Like the dung beetle, she gathered up all the dung she could find, rolled it up into a great ball, and rolled it along with her wherever she went! Every miserable thing she could think of she wadded up and lovingly patted into place on the huge ball of dung she'd collected over her lifetime. At a moment's notice she could spin her magic ball of dung, find the exact spot she was looking for, and recall with perfect clarity what wrong had been done, by whom, and on what date!

What a waste of energy.

As I thought more about it, I realized a further resemblance to the wee beetles: in her sour attitude and her refusal to move beyond the past, she fed her family, her friends and colleagues a steady diet of dung, as well.

"Hmmm," I thought, "Time to step away from the buffet table!" And then I wondered how many other human dung beetles I knew. Turns out I know a few!

As it happens, there are other parallels between the Hill Country "rollers" and human dung beetles. For instance, if you watch dung beetles, you'll see that on occasion, what looks like a "helper" will show up. This beetle "bad man" appears out of nowhere, comes at a run and looks like he's trying to help his friend push the ball of dung along the road. Further observation, however, will show that the helper is a thief! "Might Is Right" might be the dung beetle motto: An animated dung beetle battle ensues and the victor scurries off with the coveted "ball o' dung."

Think about it: We all know people who thrive on other people's dung. Call it gossip, call it what you will, there's a certain breed of human dung beetle who loves to know what's wrong in your world. Maybe it makes them feel "better than," I don't know; but I do know that it feeds their internal dung beetle larvae.

Occasionally, occasionally, people call or write or blog or text with upbeat "here's what's wonderful today" kind of news; but by and large, they're rolling someone else's dung (or maybe their own) past your doorstep on their way to who-knows-where.

How do you overcome human dung-beetle-ness? I suspect that it starts by acknowledging that you bear a marked resemblance to the busy, dung-toting scarab. Simple awareness will start the process of healing.

And there's always humor; like the old proverb says: Laughter is the best medicine.

If you're wondering how a bug pushing a ball of dung down the road can be amusing, check out this video. I can pretty well guarantee that it will bring a smile to your face! Remember that the next time you find yourself pushing your own ball of dung uphill!

Comparing Online Bingo to Live Bingo

Trying to compare online bingo to live bingo is actually quite a difficult task, both of these entertainment forms have their merits. However it has to be said that online bingo in some ways has a great deal more going for it. And sadly, some people believe that one of the reasons for the decline in the popularity of playing live bingo lies to some extent with the popularity of playing online bingo.

Is it about the fact that one is more exciting than the other? I doubt that! But what definitely comes into play in this day and age is the fact that people just don't seem to be able to make the time to get out and socialize as much as they used to. Online bingo therefore provides a valuable social outlet for those of us, who perhaps can't find that time. Online bingo is also a way in which people who are unable to get out can make friends online and enjoy some really great games of bingo.

The UK is a land of bad weather, particularly in the winter, it is difficult for the elderly, infirm and disabled to get out of the house, even if they have someone who will take them, when the weather is bad. And besides, who wants to leave the comfort of a warm hearth and hot cup of tea in the winter, when they can enjoy this exciting pastime online.

Another one of the pros of playing online bingo as apposed to playing the game live is the fact that you are able to chat during games. In a land based bingo club this just wouldn't be possible. In live bingo halls, it is eyes down and silence during a game, if things weren't like this the chance that you might miss that all important winning number would be pretty high. In order to hear the bingo caller you have to maintain silence. However with an online bingo hall, the numbers are called and are automatically dabbed on your behalf. This means that while the game is playing, you can catch up with news and gossip, play side games such as slots and watch your numbers being dabbed off all at the same time. All in all there are definitely a great many pros to playing online bingo and not many cons; the choice really however is up to the player.

Why The Referral System Is Valuable For Your Business?

The "word of mouth" marketing method is considered to be the most efficient and successful way to get new customers. The method is called referral system and practically costs nothing if you can make use of it. Many of successful companies rely on the so called "gossiping" about their products or services and even reward people who do that for them thus bringing in more and more new clients.

It is important to not leave this referral system to chance, if you wish to manage an efficient referral program. Your current clients might have a lot of close friends, relatives or colleagues who may be interested in your products. When these people refer your business to others from a personal point of view and based on their own experience, the other people become the so-called warm prospects.

The most important thing for getting new clients is to provide a solution for any of their needs. If you already have clients, which are satisfied with doing business with you, you may ask them become your referrals. Setting a referral system like this is especially important for small businesses to grow faster.

Those who make use of such system, find that there are immediate advantages for their business, such as reduction of the marketing costs, increasing the number of prospects, which may soon convert into customers, higher profits and reduced costs. Since getting a single client takes a lot of efforts and time, business owners can make use of this already earned client by making him a part of their referral system.

In order to create an effective referral program, consider when the right time to ask your clients for referrals is. Make sure beforehand that they are completely satisfied and happy with your services and have trust in you and your products. It is easier to ask for referrals on a regular basis, if you constantly keep in touch with them.

Asking for referrals should not necessarily be in person, as people may not have enough time for this meeting. You may ask them by e-mail, skype, phone or direct mail. Some make use of a special survey with the goal of determining the customer satisfaction. They simply ask people to recommend them to their friends at the survey's end. Their answers can be used as testimonials in your business website.

In order to make your referral system work better, you can track the referrals. If the referrals that come form a particular client never convert into customers then you may delicately tell them more details they need to know when refer you to others. Or you might want to replace that person with another who will do a better work. You can regularly inform the clients of the results.

Offer an incentive to both your prospects and clients to motivate them to take a part in the referral system. The award for sending a referral could be a gift, a coupon or a free service, but it should be something that is valuable and the client is going to like. This will show them that you appreciate their efforts and will encourage them to bring in more clients.

If you are able to make this system to automatically work for you, you will have new leads every now and then that are going to expand your business.

How to Make a Care Home More Like a Home?

There are times when we are not in a position to care for our loved ones all by ourselves, even if we want to. In situations like this, we depend on residential care homes to provide them with all the love, care, attention and assistance so that they are never lonely or feel neglected.

Even then, moving to a care home is never an easy decision either for the person moving in or their relatives. Adjusting to a new place can bring on depression, anger, loneliness and frustration. Despite the difficulties, you can make the transition a little easier by taking care of simple things that can make a huge difference.

Do a Little Research

Homes are managed and owned either by charities, private institutions or by the local authorities of a town or city. Visit multiple residential care homes in your vicinity to select the best one within your budget.

Look at the rules and regulations and rights of the patients. Find out everything you can about a particular home especially about the frequency of visits permitted. You should also enquire about the steps the care home authorities take or will allow you to take to make your loved one feel more at home.

Provide Encouragement and Visit Often

Staying at a care home and away from the comfortable surroundings of a home is not easy. Your loved one will surely miss their warm family environment and familiar faces. In order to make him feel more at home, plan your visits as often as you can.

Ask family members to help out if it is not possible for you to do it every day. Even neighbours can drop in and share some regular gossip.

If health permits, take him or her to nearby parks or shopping centres or maybe for a movie. Many care homes have options for entertainment. Encourage your loved one to participate in any form of entertainment which the home offers.

If she loves music or painting, you can bring her music CDs or painting equipment to while away the hours fruitfully.

Provide Familiar Objects for Regular Use

We all have certain household favourites that make us feel so much at home.

Ask the care home authorities if they allow personal belongings to be brought in. You can always replace the standard chair in the room with the one that your loved person used at home.

Decorate the walls of the room with favourite pictures or wall hangings. You may also place pictures of family members or bring in books to make them feel more comfortable.

Change the Decor

Many residential care homes will allow you to further personalise a room with curtains and furnishings of your choice. Pillows, rugs or a favourite cushion can somewhat alleviate the sense of loneliness and alienation.

Being Successful Entrepreneur - What is the Best Strategy?

Being Successful Entrepreneur - What is the best strategy to being successful entrepreneur? We have all tried and failed at something in life. Are you staring at the computer right now questioning if you can be a successful entrepreneur. We all have our doubts. And all successful entrepreneurs have been in this situation. But you want to break through new barriers and reach new heights. The question that remains is how to do this?

Being successful entrepreneur is the toughest challenge that any body will ever face in the business world. And most people don't lead their own lives they just accept them. But you will just not accept failure. The best strategy to being successful entrepreneur is that one gets out of their comfort zone and becomes a leader. You cannot do one without the other. And leaders are developed, not born.

Leadership is creating a wave in making something extra ordinary happen. Think of a time in your life that you made something extra ordinary happen. Go and study this event or situation and visualize in your mind what you were feeling and how those emotions within you caused you to react. Write this event down, meditate on it and then go create more events similar to this, only related to your entrepreneur venture. This will take some time but be persistent. Remember that leaders are not created overnight but daily over time.

During this transformation you will begin to transform others. It will be a life changing experience. As you begin to evolve as a leader you will affect other lives in a positive way. This will change you as a person and affect your business in a positive manner. You will begin to realize success in your business as you change your character.

The greatest leaders of all time make mistakes. If you are not making mistakes along your journey then you will not be successful. There are 5 action steps to developing your leadership that you must do to develop this strategy of being successful entrepreneur:

1. People are important. Build strong alliances with everyone.
2. Have Character. Encourage others to be leaders and do what they know is right.
3. Endeavor longer. Ask yourself how can I do better daily?
4. Be master at Communication. Perfect the art of public speaking and story telling.
5. Be decisive. Have the courage to make a decision.

I can promise you that if you incorporate all of the activities that were taught to you within this article that you will master being successful entrepreneur in a short amount of time. Now go implement them into your business lives. And remember action without implementation is just entertainment!

Home Based Direct Sales and Running My Own Internet and Network Marketing Business

A dream job! Home Based Direct Sales.

I have never been of an idle mind, so I needed something interesting and something stimulating, if I were to work at home after my retirement. So, I was lead to the Internet to find something exciting and of some value. A Home Based Direct Sales is the way to go.

I always thought of the Internet for processing orders for stuff that you buy, reading e-mails from your friends, looking at funny videos, keeping up with what's hot in the news, paying bills and playing games. It was mainly entertainment, with a bit of business!

Under all of it, I discovered about 5 years ago, that there has to be a business out there on the Internet where I can earn money during my retirement as a supplement. I just needed to find the right one. One that would require a small investment, keep me mentality stimulated and of course make a few dollars. An Internet network marketing business that required doing certain tasks, some easy and some challenging. Finding a product, online that is consumable and that people want and need. So, I decide that a Home Based Direct Sales business was what I was looking for.

While working my 9-5 for 30 years, I acquired quite and number of skills. My first skill was getting to know computers. Wow, what a change! It was interesting and challenging. I also acquired great selling skills, which is a requirement if you plan to sell! I learned good communication skills as I talk to customers about their bills and offered need-based products to them. My writing skills improved quite a bit, also. You become quite creative when you have to write 20 appraisals for your team, at least every quarter! These should qualify as good internet and network marketing skills.

So, I figured I was off to a good start when I starting investigating on-line businesses, network marketing! All I needed to do is to find the right product and sell it. Well it didn't work out as well as I expected. There was so much to choose from that I chose them all. I spent so much money, that I don't even want to keep count. I was in one and out of the other! The next one was the one and the best one. I went from program to program, selling juice, clothes, CD, free websites, getting into matrixes, and affiliate program through clickbanks. I did it all!

To advertise, I used safelists, surfing, some solo ads and pay-per-click. I was on the right track, but as I would get closer to thinking I was doing the right thing, I would become impatient and stop because most of the time, I either couldn't afford the monthly free or the pay-out did not outweigh what I had to put in.

I purchased Internet and network marketing CDs, E-books, advertising software, etc. Programs from the best "Guru's". I attended the conference calls. I called myself learning and implementing the plans, to no avail. I just didn't get it! Why are others successful with these programs and I am not? But, I didn't give up. Always willing to take another chance because, I know it's out there somewhere.

After looking back, I found that I had a lot of internet and network marketing tools already and that I needed to learn how to put them together to be successful. I needed someone real and live to help me figure out the missing pieces of the puzzle. What I needed was a person who actually would talk with you, who is not trying to get another penny out of your pocket and who knows that you are broke and just trying to get off to a good start. I needed to network and find someone. A person who is successful and willing to share.

Who might that be, you may ask?

It's a good mentor! To steer you in the right direction of success! To help you work on the puzzle until it is solved.

I am going to finish this article after learning how to put my tools/puzzle together and become a successful Internet and Network Marketer, with the help of my mentor and when I have my first success story to share.

Phone Upgrade - Retain Your Number With New Handset

Monotony is one strange feeling which is quite obvious in a human's life. That's why usually people get bored using the same gadget for long time. Moreover, fascination of new and more advanced things is also a general human tendency. This attraction gets more rigorous in case of mobile phones, as almost all the phone manufacturing companies are launching high end gadgets in the market satiated with jaw dropping features. This attraction many times gets transformed into the envy, when one sees a fancy and glitzy device in other's hands. Thus, soaring thrust for advancement in the features of Upgrade Mobile phones provokes a person to opt for a new phone.

And the termination of the existing contract implied on the user is the best opportunity for him to get rid of the old mobile device, because the service providers offer a variety of mobile phones of every brand to the users. But the main worry in this whole process is that the existing phone number of the user gets terminated with the plan. It is irrelevant to mention the importance of Mobile phone number in a person's life because its just not a number but a full fledged identity. The number which a person use for a long time is circulated among many friends, family members, near and dear ones and most importantly among the professionals of different fields.

One can not afford to loose these close contacts while getting the new number. And losing any business contact can result in hefty monitory loss, because there are several occupations such as Media, Advocacy, Entertainment, Insurance, Finance, Marketing, Sales, Public Relations, Politics etc. which are highly dependent on the communication and maintaining contacts regularly. Loosing of any important client or your senior colleague because of changing of number is a big 'NO' in professional's dictionary.

One more issue which is of concern in this whole process is that the new number which is to be issued by network providers to us may belong to some other person in the past. This happens because there are a limited amount of numbers in the stock of companies and they issue the same numbers to the new users maintaining a certain gap of time after the termination of contract by the previous user. Thus, one is likely to receive unwanted calls and messages, disturbing him at odd hours or in the moments of peace. Moreover, it is also a possibility that the previous user of new issued number might have subscribed some special services such as sports, news and weather updates etc. So one can face unexpected hike in his monthly bill.

Thus, it is very much beneficial to opt for the Upgradation of Mobile Phones Scheme offered by every network service provider in order to retain old and trustworthy Mobile Phone Number. Under these schemes, these operators have a plethora of latest mobile handsets by different brands. The process of upgradation is totally different from porting in which the network gets changed but number doesn't. In this, the customer enters into the new contract but it totally depends on his will to change to the new plan or stick with the older one. We can clearly derive that the Upgradation of Mobile Phones is a simple and convenient process of retaining old number with an advanced new gadget.

Chamonix - Magic Synergy of Skiing and Off-Mountain Enjoyment

Chamonix's slopes will tucker out even the most extreme athlete, but the small-town coziness is an oasis of relaxation. Daytime shopping in a ritzy boutique makes for perfect stroll along narrow streets, while a soothing evening in a Chamonix hotel provides visitors with plush rooms and perks.

Entertainment like cinema movies and yearly events are just around the corner from Chamonix apartment buildings, chalets and other local dwellings mixed within the town. Tiny squares and parks are ideal spots to sip hot chocolate or spiced wine and admire the romantic views of Chamonix's dreamlike scenery.

Due to the town's popularity as a seasonal living destination, dozens of cafes, restaurants and bars line the endearing neighborhoods and bring an international uniqueness to this French town. Irish pubs, Mexican-themed clubs and Western cowboy saloons are just some of the quirky additions. Family-oriented breweries and sports cafes can also be found nearby.

In Chamonix skiers can push their skills to the limit all day long, then dine cheerfully and in good company within a number of different environments suitable for all. Testing skier skills before resorts were even built, Chamonix is an adventure of exhilarating extreme sports not to be missed.

As a passionate ski enthusiast you must have heard of most highly acclaimed movies like Claim and Steep. Chamonix as one of the worlds most advanced ski area is respectively presented through most insane cast of ski talent ever assembled. Those guys are really pushing their skiing over every imaginable edge. Awe-inspiring mountains will fill you with energetic state of mind letting you feel like one of the masters of skiing from legendary movies. Wherever you pick you cosy accommodation Chamonix's has a potential of long remembered prestigious memories that will inspire you and allure you even more.

Write for Money: 5 Things Every Freelancer Should Do Every Day

You're a freelance writer. You write for money.

I recently came across a quote from Agatha Christie which describes the writers' life: "I assumed the burden of a profession, which is to write even when you don't want to, don't much like what you are writing and aren't writing particularly well."

She sums it up. We freelancers write even when we don't want to, and even if we don't like what we're writing much. If you're new to the freelance life, this seems horribly grim.

Look on the bright side. We have huge benefits: we can write in the morning, or late at night, we're free of office politics. Moreover, there's no ceiling on a writer's income.

You're your own boss. This can be very good, or very bad, if you indulge yourself and take more time off than you should.

Here's what will ensure that you're a wonderful boss to yourself: habit.

Let's look at five things you should do every day, to develop powerful habits which will ensure the success of your writing business.

1. Keep Your Eye on the Ball: Review Deadlines

Every freelancer has deadlines. They can sneak up on you. Last week you told yourself: "It's only an article. Two interviews, and I'm golden." You contacted five people, no one responded. The article's due tomorrow, and you don't have any sources.

Review your deadlines every day. Know what's coming up, and what you're expecting others to do.

2. Don't Procrastinate, Write. You're Getting Paid

Everyone procrastinates. Do your writing first each day, if you can. Then no matter what happens, you've got your important work done.

If I'm working on a project and start to procrastinate, I immediately chunk the project right down. You can stand anything if you only have to work on it for ten minutes at a time.

3. Communicate With Clients

You've got endless ways to communicate with clients. Send them a tweet or a text message. If you have questions, ask.

4. Write Proposals for New Work

It's amazing how quickly you can go from being booked solid, with a waiting list, to just a project or two, or even to a clear schedule. Clients postpone or cancel projects. Prospects who've promised to hire you vanish.

Get into the habit of pitching for new projects every day, no matter how busy you are.

5. Have Fun

Yes, as a freelancer you "write even when you don't want to, (and) don't much like what you are writing." Therefore, it's vital that you schedule some fun into your daily life.

Get out of the office. Go shopping, or go for a walk. We spend a lot of time sitting, so do a little fun exercise. Ring someone and gossip.

2012 Review - Got Dragged to See it Perspective

Firstly, I want to say that I wasn't too keen on the movie initially, because I thought the idea of an end of world scenario that happens so quickly without an instantaneous event (like alien invasion or meteor) would be hard to believe, and any plot would be eclipsed by the over-the-top total destruction on screen. Probably because of the low expectation, I thought the movie was barely entertaining.

For a 2.5 hour movie, the pace of the movie was pretty good. The movie was mainly carried by lots of localised disasters, like shattering earth, crumbling buildings, volcanic eruptions coupled with fireballs. While there was nothing being blown up, the actors did enough to deliver the urgency of the situation, even if the pseudo science wasn't so believable.

The almost non-stop destruction seemed pretty cool initially, but after the 20th close-shaves for the main characters, I found myself frowning at their dumb luck. As the car jumped over chasms after chasms, squeezed through gaps after gaps, the suspension of disbelief was completely destroyed. And I would later feel much less emotionally attached with the main characters, as the obstacles they faced from then on were nothing more than speed bumps on the way to definite survival.

The pseudo science was quite annoying, but I guess we can't fault them for trying. Providing a pseudo scientific reason behind the catastrophe was just being responsible. But couldn't get over the choice of the location where the human salvation project was built in the movie. Sure I know the was picked for the reclusiveness, jurisdiction of a superpower, anticipation rising sea levels. But seriously, if earthquakes are amplified around the fault lines, then it would be quite stupid to build the project in the mountains. After all, mountains are created because of pressure between tectonic plates.

All in all, it wasn't a bad movie, considering I went in with low expectation, but it wasn't great either.

Boston - A Place You Must Visit

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is the largest city of New England and is regarded as the economical and cultural centre of this region. It is almost like the unofficial capital of New England. With many colleges and universities in and around the area, Boston is a place for higher education and centre for medical studies.

Boston was founded very early and hence is a very compact and well planned city. It is located on the Massachusetts' Shawmut Peninsula, at the mouths of the rivers Charles and Mystic. The river Charles separates the proper Boston city from Charlestown, Watertown and Cambridge.

The climate of Boston is moderate during April to September. You can experience snowfall in Boston during winter in the month of January. Boston has continental climate. The weather patterns keep changing from time to time. It also experiences unexpected snowfalls. Boston's population is more than 4.5 million and it is the fourth most populous city in the United States.

Boston hosts thousands of tourists every year from all over the world. There are many places in Boston which attract tourists. The city is rich in museums, entertainment centers, shopping arcades and places which hold historic importance. It is one of the top most tourist destinations in the world. There is a lot to see and do in Boston. Some of the main tourist attractions of Boston are mentioned below.

One of the oldest arboretums in North America, Arnold Arboretum, is located in Boston. It is a park where trees and plants are grown for scientific purposes. It also the most important centre of plant studies in the world.

Boston has a beautiful harbor side, where you can get ferries that will take you to near by islands. You can do anything there like swimming, camping, fishing or just plain relaxing.

During summers, tourist should definitely visit the Boston Common and Public Garden. It is the oldest garden in the United States and it has statues, fountains and marvelous scenery.

Boston also has something called as the Freedom Trail. The Freedom Trail is a 4 km long walk which takes you through all the sixteen historical sites of Boston. The trail starts at the Boston Commons and ends at the USS Constitution. It also passes through the North end of Boston, Boston downtown as well as Charlestown. The Boston harbor walking path is also connected to the trail. The trail is marked and lined with red paint.

Samuel Adams brewery is another must visit place in Boston. As Sam Adams was one of the heroes of the American Revolution, he is the face of one of the best local brewery. One can take a guided tour of the brewery and also taste some of their 25 different varieties of beer. Another place to visit is America's favorite baseball park, the Fenway Park.

The best places to stay in Boston would be Fifteen Beacon, Hotel Commonwealth, Nine Zero, Best Western Boston/The Inn at Longwood Medical and Holiday Inn Boston at Beacon Hill.

How Healthy Dog Food Makes a Happy Social Dog

There is an old saying that a dog is mans best friend. That is certainly true as dogs do give you unconditional love and companionship. What you need do in return is to provide your dog with plenty of love, attention and a healthy dog food to keep him in the best of health. This means taking the time to play with your dog and train him to know how to behave in the various social situations he may find himself in, which includes good habits around food.

Playtime can be used as a way to teach your dog basic commands such as "sit" "wait" and "stay" which are important to your dogs' socialization. A dog who is used to following these commands is easier to control in public and in new situations. A great way to train your dog good manners before he eats is to get him to sit and stay while you serve up his healthy dog food dinner, then say OK. If he tries to eat before you are finished dishing up, just do the whole procedure over again. In no time at all he will learn what is acceptable behaviour at mealtimes.

Dogs are energetic and intelligent animals and need to be constantly stimulated mentally and physically which also has an effect on their emotional well-being. Along with a healthy dog food diet, playing and socializing provides a way for you and your pet to keep the bond between you strong and loving - a happy dog is a joy to behold!

It is always wise to start socializing your dog while he is still a puppy. Taking him about with you will make him less fearful of new situations, people, and other animals. He will be comfortable in more situations and will therefore be more willing to follow your commands because he will not be fearful.

Dogs enjoy a good game of chase. Balls, frisbees, and other toys that you can throw and have your dog chase are great fun for your dog and for you as well. It also gives your dog a chance to exercise and that is important to his overall health and helps prevent him from becoming lazy (which can happen). A healthy dog food diet with plenty of natural ingredients will also help his general well-being.

There are all sorts of ways you can play with your dog. Rope chews provide a way for your dog to strengthen his teeth and a means of play that both you and your dog will find enjoyable. Simply grab one end of the rope toy and shake it before your dog, he will latch on and before you know it the two of you will be enjoying a game of tug of war. Play this game a few times and your dog will be bringing you the rope and begging you to play with him.

For the times when you are not available to play with your dog, chew toys and puzzle balls will keep your dog from becoming bored, allowing him to occupy his mind in various ways while entertaining himself. Supplying him with a large variety of toys that he can use alone will help avoid any problem behavior resulting from boredom.

Just as your dog is a friend and companion to you, you also need to be a friend and companion to your dog. Using play to help strengthen the bond between you and to teach your dog socialization skills will result in both of you leading a happier more fulfilled life together.

Cruise - Get Sailing

The journey on a cruise voyage is an out of the world experience. A cruise ship is more or less a passenger ship, which is equipped with many amenities and provides a luxurious stay for its passengers. In a cruise voyage, the journey itself is the most enthralling experience. Normally, cruise journeys return back to the place from where they began; however, there are some journeys which come to an end at different ports. For many people, cruise journeys make a good vacation. With the change in times, the size of the cruise ships has increased. New and modern cruise ships are being built and spending a holiday on a cruise voyage is very much in vogue.

A cruise ship has an excellent service; it is no less in comparison to a 5-star hotel. In a cruise journey, one can expect fine dining and a good exquisite experience. In modern cruise ships, there are various places of entertainment like the movie theaters, malls, and outdoor sports area. There are also casinos and pubs. With the ever changing times, more and more cruise ships are turning high-tech and offering a whole new range of provisions and luxuries for their customers. A cruise journey is just not a mere hotel trip on water; it is an experience that one would remember for a lifetime. It is noticeable fact that in most of the lavish ships, there are more crew and staff members than the passengers.

cruise journey can be as short as three to four days or can be a long one, depending on the package chosen. With so many discounts and cheap rates, the cruise journeys are getting more popular. A cruise journey is an escape to a different world, where you are in for a new experience altogether. A cruise journey is something where one can expect to be thrilled and excited. There are many floating vessels which are very large and equally exhilarating. A cruise will have innumerable activities to keep you from getting bored.

There are a lot of cruise trips which will fit your budget. There are different cruise vessels and all of them will have a different price range. If you are planning a trip with your family, you might want to search for a cheaper exotic cruise trip, there are plenty of them available. With the help of your agent you might be able to find the right kind of trip. If you have a good budget, then you have excellent options to choose from. Make sure you research a lot before planning on a particular trip. Be willing to spend a little, and you are in for a once in a lifetime experience, with the addition of world class service, excellent atmosphere and extravagant expedition.

"Life is a book and one who does not travel, reads only a page." - Anonymous

One doesn't need to elaborate on the joy and need of travel. People who do not travel miss out on a lot of things. There is television and internet, through which you are able to flip channels and witness a lot of worldly experiences at the comfort of your home itself, but it is nothing if compared to the absolute experience of coming face-to-face with these places.