Saturday, February 28, 2009

Consolidated Student Loans - Save Money Each Month !

By Norman Harris

With, consolidated student loans many can get out of debt comfortably. Most all students and recent graduates leave college with some form of debt large or small. Academic costs for an education continue to rise every year, and students rely on college loans to help pay for school.

You will face some unique challenges when you graduate and it is time to start paying off those loans. Here, we will take a quick look at the three main benefits of consolidated student loans.

The first benefit is that consolidated student loans are more convenient. Having multiple loans from different lenders is too much of a hassle for anyone. This means more paperwork and sending out payments at different times to multiple lenders. This could lead to miss payments and later default on a loan.

When you consolidate your students loans, only one payment is made every month to the lender instead of multiple lenders. It has been proven that its much easier for most students and recent graduates to manage one consolidated loan. This is one of the very reasons people choose this option.

A second benefit for consolidated student loans is that student s will save money each month. When dealing with multiple loans, you are required to make multiple payments each month to each and every lender. If you decide to consolidate your loans into one program, then only a single payment each month is due and this cuts out dealing with multiple lenders.

This payment is almost always much smaller than the combined payments were before consolidation. That means that you will have more money in your pocket to live on as you start repaying your debts. You can choose a repayment period and installment plan that works for you. That's a huge benefit for those who are just getting started in careers and don't have the kind of extra income that is required to pay off large loans right away.

A third benefit of consolidated student loans is additional assistance. They have programs that offer deferment or other choices for repayment of the loan. The flexibility that you get to pay off your loans from these consolidation agencies is a major bonus.

No matter if you are thinking about continuing your education, looking for employment, or going through tough times financially, student loan consolidation programs have answers that will help you along your way.

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Covering Your Legal Needs In A Divorce

By Jack Hammerson

It is extremely emotional for a married couple to consider divorce. A marriage is coming to an end and that can either elicit strong negative emotions or it can bring out a huge sigh of relief from both parties. Sometimes a marriage just does not work and when that happens, and both sides come to the conclusion that there is nothing else let to do, then it is time for a divorce.

From a legal standpoint a divorce is the dissolving of a legal partnership that has financial ramifications that need to be addressed before the legal process is complete. If a divorce is charged with negative emotions on both sides then it can become a long and drawn out process but the government is not interested in how much the couple no longer likes each other. To the government the only thing they are worried about is that the marriage ends legally, and a the correct ending to a legal partnership and the more the couple can work together towards that end the better off both parties will be.

Both sides will lose out in some way if the divorce is strongly contested so the best way to make sure that each side does not walk away feeling like they got the wrong end of the deal is to negotiate a separation agreement through lawyers prior to filing for divorce. Do not try and negotiate a separation agreement on your own even if the couple seems to be getting along relatively well. A separation agreement should be negotiated through lawyers to make sure all of the proper legal angles are covered. Since the purpose of a separation agreement is to become the legal framework to the divorce then getting the legal aspects of it correct are extremely important.

There needs to be an agreement as to how the finances will be divided up between the couple. The legal system will want to account for every debt the couple has during the divorce and it does not matter whose name is on the debt. If the husband has a credit card in his name then it needs to be put in the separation agreement that the husband assumes responsibility for that particular debt. A separation agreement and divorce does not change the terms of the original debt agreement but it can assign responsibility to who has to pay it once the divorce is final. So, if both names are on a debt with the husband as a primary borrower and the wife as co-signer then even though they both agree that the husband is responsible for paying the debt the wife is still co-signer and still responsible for the pay off of the debt if the husband defaults. The finances will need to be divided in order for the divorce to be finalized.

If there was an agreement in place before to the marriage in regards to property purchased during the marriage then that needs to be added into the separation agreement. If not then there needs to be an official separation of the marital property that both parties agree to. In the separation agreement it can be something as basic as the statement that marital property has been divided between the couple and agreed to or something along those lines. In the case of marital property, unless it is a matter of millions of dollars, the courts will not use this as a reason to hold up the divorce. If it is stated in the separation agreement that the property is amicably divided then the court will usually accept this. It is up to the lawyers to decide how much detail needs to go into separated marital property.

Conflicts of interest such as child support, visitation with the children, and who the children will reside with are usually left to the family court to decide. You can attempt to include stipulations in the separation agreement that address the children but the courts usually make those decisions regardless of what the separation agreement says. However it never hurts to put what the couple has agreed to in the separation agreement for the family court to consider.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

What do flowers mean?

By Tracy Anderson

Thinking of sending flowers to someone? Before you do, read this article first. Flowers have their own language and they can say many things depending on their color, number and arrangement.

Sending the wrong kind of flowers is not only embarrassing but can be disastrous to any relationship. If you don't know the secret meaning of flowers, you're likely to send the wrong message or offend someone.

The study of the language of flowers is called floriography and it was used by early man to convey secret and subtle messages that would otherwise be difficult to say.

The Victorians were experts in the language of flowers. Their knowledge reportedly came from the Turks who used flowers as a discreet form of communication. Their coded messages were referred to as a "Persian Salaam" and these usually revealed feelings of love.

This Turkish secret was revealed in 1718 by Lady Mary Wortley, the wife of the British ambassador to Constantinople. Wortley discovered the hidden meanings of flowers during her frequent visits to Turkey.

Later Louise Cortambert wrote a book on the subject in 1819 under the pseudonym Madame Charlotte de la Tour. Her popular reference work was called "Le Language des Fleurs."

The language of flowers became well-known during the Victorian era and allowed women to speak their mind at a time when it was difficult if not impossible for them to do so.

This practice later led to the publication of another book called "The Language of Flowers" by Jean Marsh in 1884. Like its predecessor, that illustrated book became a popular reference material.

To aid you in giving the right kind of flowers to the right person, here are some flowers and their hidden meanings:

Ambrosia means love returned. Azalea - take care of yourself for me and temperance. Baby's Breath signifies everlasting love and happiness.

Calendula means joy while Calla Lilly refers to majestic beauty. Carnation equals affection or health. Lily stands for purity.

Orchid shows love or beauty while tulips symbolize fame or charity (Next: What roses reveal.)

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First Premier Card - Review

By Dan Moskel

The First Premier credit card is an unsecured card designed expressly for people who have a poor credit score.

It offers easy approval, but does carry some large fees. However if you credit is in the dumps many of these fees are necessary expenses for new credit.

You may be looking into this card because you are hoping to improve a low credit score. However, you need to be aware that this card will not fix your score; it will only help to create a trail of positive payments.

While negative items remain on your report, you will be unable to dramatically improve your credit score, because these items will always lower your score.

Regardless of what people think, derogatory marks can be removed from your credit report. Therefore, it makes sense to remove these negative items from your credit report before attempting to open up new lines of credit.

To remove negative marks from your credit report, you may dispute them directly with the credit bureaus. By removing these items from your report, you may open the door to receiving a new card with lower fees or no fees at all.

Positive lines of credit can help to improve a poor credit score, but you need to know that this card will not automatically fix your score. It is important to remember, however, that the negative marks on a credit report are much more damaging.

In these tough economic times, most financial institutions have made their approval standards must stricter. Often, a single negative item on your credit report could be the difference between being approved and not being approved.

This card is issued with a $250 credit limit; however when you are issued your card the fee's are automatically deducted from your available credit. The fees include; program fee of $95, annual fee of $48, monthly servicing fee of $84 (annually), and an account set up fee of $29.

Considering these high fees, we think that it is more cost effective, particularly over the course of a lifetime, to improve your score by repairing and removing negative items from your credit report. This may allow you to be approved for a low-limit, no-fee credit card.

You are not alone having bad credit but don't just live with it. It costs you money and self confidence knowing you can't be approved for anything better.

You don't have feel like a second class citizen, there has been legislation passed to help protect you and prevent you from paying outrageous fees. Further there is not a better feeling in the world than hearing those three little words "you are approved" from the loan officer.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

SAP Modules - SAP ERP and Its Demand In SMEs

By Justin Long

Individuals, who are linked to their field of technology know that the requirement of SAP ERP in the SAP industry is wrinkling day by day. There are many fundamental features of SAP ERP which are increasing it's demand. People, who are involve in technical procedures must have interpreted the above assumption but an moderate might not visualise the above assumption.

Actually, SAP is an abbreviation of Systems, Applications in Processing for data functioning and is a renowned organisation of Germany. While, ERP is an abbreviation of Enterprise Resource Program and it is a module. The requirement for SAP ERP started maximizing when industries started making more revenue by the use of SAP.

The process of SAP ERP is being extended in the industries. At the moment, industries are utilising by SAP ERP only in 6 sectors associated to the software which are named as Public Services, Financial Services, Service Industries, Consumer Industries, Discrete Industries, and Process Industries respectively.

SAP ERP are applied in industries for the projects management. The gain of SAP ERP is that anyone can feed info in this system according to his requirements. The data can be analysed in SAP ERP any time. SAP ERP enhances the functioning efficiency of the industry. The data can be supervised in the right way without involving the speed of the operating systems. It is the disfavor of numerous operating systems that they affect the efficiency. Even So, SAP ERP does not affect the speed but increases the efficiency of the functioning systems.

SAP ERP can be applied to integrate by keeping in view the future planning of the industry and the industry improves it's value in the market by it. When value amends, income of the industry automatically amends. SAP ERP can be customized and it helps the industries to make young gradation and enhancement in the industries.

The above mentioned advantages are the actual reasons for the increasing requirement for SAP ERP in SAP industries. The identified industries of the universe are using SAP ERP and are increasing their sales successfully all round the universe. As soon as a organization comes to know about the advantages of ASP ERP, that organisation starts using SAP ERP for the enhancement purposes. Now, SAP ERP technology is not average to numerous special areas of Europe. It's use is maximizing in Asia and Africa as well due to its fundamental features. There are many industries which are utilising by SAP ERP in China and some different Asian countries.

Constantly keep it in mind that the technicians have to take a lot of care when they customise ERP as their reasonable mistakes can lead to the fundamental disasters for the industries. Some skills of the technicians are required for the customization of SAP ERP. Say SAP ERP are custom-make properly, just then they would work and the industry would practice by them. The industries must be easy when they pick out technicians for customising ASP ERP. The operators for ASP ERP as well must be professionals.

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Online dating scams on the rise

By Tracy Anderson

Looking for your true love on the Internet in time for Valentine's Day? Interested in meeting the girl of your dreams? Searching far and wide on your computer for that sexy lady you've always wanted?

Before you listen to your heart and start a relationship online, keep an open mind and be on the lookout for con artists who are after your money. The Internet is full of swindlers and you may be their next victim!

Sweetheart scams are on the rise and no dating site is immune to them, according to Julie Ferguson, executive director of the Merchant Risk Council, which tracks scams for online retailers.

Dale Miskell, supervisory special agent in charge of an FBI cybercrime squad in Birmingham, Alabama, said scam artists usually post fake profiles to online dating sites or hang out in chat rooms, preying on lonely souls looking for love.

They use colorful pseudonyms like "single and available", "seeking my soul mate", or "searching for someone." After finding the perfect victim, they befriend that person, offering love and companionship and often lure the unsuspecting victim with flowers or candy purchased with a stolen credit card.

Once you're hooked, they ask you to do favors for them at your expense of course! This usually involves sending money to Nigeria or another country using an irreversible method like a wire transfer.

The UK Office of Fair Trading said scam artists may give the following reasons why they need your help --- and your money:

"I want to meet you but I don't have enough money to travel to see you."

"I have been robbed and beaten. I require urgent surgery or treatment for a serious illness or me or my family member has been a victim of a serious or fatal accident and you are the only person who can help."

"I am stranded abroad and I don't have money for travel or visa costs."

The U.S. Secret Service and other agencies have repeatedly issued warnings about these so-called Nigerian scams (also known as "419" or "advance-fee" frauds), But as American showman P.T. Barnum once said, "there's a sucker born every minute" and many more are suckers for love.

If you've found a new love interest on the Web, be wary if that person asks for money for whatever reason. Don't get sweet-talked into parting with your hard-earned cash and be suspicious if your new found love looks like a model or a movie star. Chances are the scammer has grabbed that picture elsewhere and pasted it on her profile.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Is There An Easy Way to Learn Piano?

By L. M. Ray

The piano is a wonderful, universal instrument that plays a role in almost every country's musical culture. Because of its universal appeal, many people all over the world want to learn the instrument. Many new students of piano can get impatient with themselves as there are so many conflicting piano methods and teachers who believe that they have the answer.

If you don't take a solid approach to learning, your chances of success are slim. One of the biggest mistakes that beginners make when trying to learn how to play, is putting the cart before the horse as new students want to sit down at the piano and play Mozart the first time out which isn't a realistic idea to have in your head. You will become discouraged and want to give up if you don't see immediate results.

As a novice piano player, learn to make one small goal at a time so that you can get a grasp of the basic skills you should be building. First you need to get your note reading in both clefs learned so that you can start adding on to your foundation as a pianist. The most important fundamental is being able to read the notes then you can become a better piano player with time.

Another thing that new pianists should do right off the bat is to set some goals. While you don't want to set the goals at an unreachable level, you want to challenge yourself so you can surprise yourself and others. Just like in any other area of life, goal setting is critical in playing the piano, especially for the adult student.

Be clear with some goals. Do you want to be able to use both hands to play by a certain day? Just decide what it is that you want to get done and execute a step by step plan to get it done.

The next thing that you need to do once you set your goals is practice. This might seem like an obvious part of the problem, but it is often overlooked because people want to take the easy route and just get to the goal. However, they don't realize how much of a difference practice can make.

You don't need to practice until you are exhausted, as that will do more harm than good. You don't want to be tired and bored after a few weeks, but you should set up a step by step plan to get to your larger goal which you can discuss with your instructor. Lastly, question your teacher about anything that confuses you regarding your assignments or mastering the fundamentals of the piano.

The last thing that you need to remember is to not criticize yourself. Negative self-talk has prevented some potential virtuosos to quit much too early because they were frustrated and impatient. Perseverance and determination are two key components that an aspiring pianist needs to have to master the basics and build a solid foundation.

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The Learning Environment Matters In A Dance Studio

By Sarah Wilkiamson

The way your child learns is influenced by their surroundings. The right atmosphere is essential if you want them to do well and enjoy their experience. This is where a good dance school starts to outshine those run by amateurs. Children do their best in a warm and friendly environment similar to that which they would experience at home. They need to build trust early so they can concentrate on learning.

As much as possible visit some dance schools and try to observe the actual lessons. You can then evaluate if a dance school has a good environment that will encourage your child. Try to observe how a teacher interacts with the students and what sort of bond the students have with him/her. With an animated art like dance it is essential for your child to have an excellent association with the teacher. Visiting and observing will allow you to find out if the learning environment is the right one for your child.

This is not to say that fun and games should be to the detriment of learning the art of dance, and some dance schools can take the entertainment factor too far. A good teacher knows the right mix that keeps the kids engaged and still facilitates learning. A curriculum will have clear outcomes so that the teacher can stay on track.

Keep open communication with your child so that you can discuss what they have been doing in the dance class. Make sure your child is happy and enjoying the class. This will be a major indication that the learning atmosphere is good for them. Also be sure that they are indeed progressing with learning the dancing basics.

A school that allows parents to attend and observe the dance classes will enable you to carefully monitor your child's progress. Or just simply allow you to be part of the experience. Sometimes this sort of support can work well for both the child and the teacher and a good school will understand why this is important to many parents.

Family participation helps a young child to learn faster. This gives support and motivation to your child. A school that allows family participation in a child's dance lessons is helping the student to learn better. A young child likes to talk to siblings and parents about their learning experiences and if they are allowed to discuss the dance classes the child feels proud of their accomplishments.

A friendly environment that promotes learning is not a given. Schools and teachers work very hard to accomplish the right mix of learning aids and techniques and this will be evident if you inspect a few different dance schools. Make sure that you have a clear idea of your own expectations and that of your child's so that you can make the right decision. If dance is to be an important part of your child's future it warrants some careful consideration as it tends to be a source of many fond memories.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Choosing The Right Online Computer Career Training 2009

By Jason Kendall

What might you expect the top of the range training companies certified by Microsoft to offer a student in this country currently? Clearly, the most supreme Gold Partner Microsoft certified training tracks, providing a portfolio of courses to take you into a selection of professions with IT. It's a good idea to look for a person who's got industry experience, who might give you help to sort out what sort of job would be right for you, and the kind of responsibilities that are suitable for someone with a personality like yours. Having selected the area you want to get into, an applicable training course must be singled out that's a match for your current level of knowledge and ability. Make sure it's well designed for you.

Often, folks don't comprehend what IT is all about. It's stimulating, innovative, and means you're doing your bit in the gigantic wave of technology that will affect us all over the next generation. We've only just begun to get an inclination of how technology will influence everything we do. The internet will massively change how we view and interact with the world around us over the coming decades.

The regular IT technician in the UK is likely to receive considerably more money than employees on a par in another industry. Mean average incomes are around the top of national league tables. There is a great nationwide requirement for professionally qualified IT workers. In addition, with the marketplace continuing to expand, it appears this will be the case for the significant future.

How can we go about making the right decisions then? With such prospects, it's imperative to understand where to search - and what it is we should be looking for.

It's important to understand: a course itself or the accreditation isn't what this is about; the job or career that you want is. Far too many training organisations over-emphasise the actual accreditation. Never let yourself become one of those unfortunate people who choose a training program that on the surface appears interesting - and end up with a plaque on the wall for an unrewarding career path.

It's essential to keep your focus on what it is you're trying to achieve, and build your study action-plan from that - don't do it back-to-front. Stay focused on the end-goal and begin studying for a career that will keep you happy for many years. Always seek guidance and advice from an experienced industry advisor, even if you have to pay - as it's a lot cheaper and safer to find out at the start if your choices are appropriate, instead of discovering following two years of study that you've picked the wrong track and have to return to the start of another program.

Students who consider this area of study often have a very practical outlook on work, and won't enjoy sitting at a desk in class, and struggling through thick study-volumes. If this is putting you off studying, try the newer style of interactive study, where learning is video-based. We see a huge improvement in memory retention when we use multiple senses - experts have been clear on this for many years.

Study programs now come via DVD-ROM discs, so you can study at your own computer. Video streaming means you can sit back and watch the teachers showing you precisely how to perform the required skill, followed by your chance to practice - via the interactive virtual lab's. Any company that you're considering should be able to show you some samples of their courseware. You're looking for evidence of tutorial videos and demonstrations and a variety of interactive modules.

Often, companies will only use purely on-line training; while you can get away with this much of the time, imagine the problems if you lose your internet access or you get a slow connection speed. It's preferable to have DVD or CD discs that will solve that problem.

Training support for students is an absolute must - look for a package providing 24x7 full access, as not obtaining this level of support will severely hold up your pace and restrict your intake. Many only provide email support (too slow), and phone support is often to a call-centre who will just take down the issue and email it over to their technical team - who will attempt to call you within 24-48 hrs, when it suits them. This is not a lot of use if you're stuck with a particular problem and can only study at specific times.

The most successful trainers incorporate three or four individual support centres across multiple time-zones. They use an online interactive interface to provide a seamless experience, no matter what time you login, help is at hand, avoiding all the delays and problems. Never make do with anything less. 24x7 support is the only way to go when it comes to technical training. Perhaps you don't intend to study during the evenings; often though, we're working when traditional support if offered.

Accredited exam simulation and preparation packages are vital - and really must be sought from your training company. Don't fall foul of relying on non-accredited exam preparation systems. The type of questions asked can be completely unlike authorised versions - and often this creates real issues when the proper exam time arrives. You should make sure you check your depth of understanding by doing quizzes and practice in simulated exam environments to prepare you for taking the real thing.

Commercial qualifications are now, without a doubt, already replacing the traditional academic paths into the IT sector - so why is this the case? With university education costs becoming a tall order for many, together with the industry's increasing awareness that key company training most often has much more commercial relevance, we have seen a large rise in CISCO, Adobe, Microsoft and CompTIA accredited training paths that create knowledgeable employees at a fraction of the cost and time involved. In a nutshell, students are simply taught the necessary specifics in depth. It's slightly more broad than that, but principally the objective has to be to master the precisely demanded skill-sets (with some necessary background) - without attempting to cover a bit about everything else (as academia often does).

Imagine if you were an employer - and your company needed a person with some very particular skills. What's the simplest way to find the right person: Wade your way through loads of academic qualifications from graduate applicants, asking for course details and which trade skills they have, or choose particular accreditations that perfectly fit your needs, and make your short-list from that. You'll then be able to concentrate on getting a feel for the person at interview - instead of having to work out if they can do the job.

Be on the lookout that any accreditations you're working towards will be recognised by employers and are current. The 'in-house' certifications provided by many companies are usually worthless. If your certification doesn't come from a company like Microsoft, CompTIA, Adobe or Cisco, then you'll probably find it won't be commercially viable - as it'll be an unknown commodity.

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Pros and Cons of Federal Student Consolidation Loans

By Ricky Lim

The main components of the federal Stafford student loan are the two types of financing programs for post-secondary students.

Stafford loans are under the administration of the US Department of Education and comprise the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program.

Only students can apply for a Stafford loan by filling an FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and send it to whatever school they want. Once the form is reviewed, the school decides the financial eligibility.

For direct student loans, the federal government is the lender but the FFEL program allows you to choose the lender using a list offered by the school or a qualified lender.

Under this program, the federal government will guarantee for the loan. The loan can be subsidized (the federal government pays the accrued interest while you're in school) or unsubsidized (the accrued interest will be included in your loan balance).

If a student brings all the correct documents, then he/she can benefit from a subsidized Stafford loan.

Each year in school influences the federal Stafford loan limits and also the subsidized / unsubsidized financing. Below you can find the current regulations that can influence your loan:

Pros: - The credit checks are not required because the Federal government guarantees for the loan. - The fixed rate interest rates are the lower interest rates on the market - The repayment plans offer very flexible terms. This means that you will set the payment plan that fits you best and also you can consolidate your other loans into a single and more affordable one. - During student enrollment the repayment is deferred.


- Sometimes the loan limits are insufficient especially considering today's post-secondary education costs. - You have to submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). - You have to ask for Stafford loans every year and in time this leads to multiple payments and loans that will affect your post-graduation life. - You will only direct the use of the funds because they are processed and collected only by the school for your lab fees, books, tuition, etc.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Divorcing? Protect Your Children & Finances Before Its Too Late!

By Jon D. Alexander, Esq.

I am an orange county California divorce lawyer. This article is one in a series of articles that delves into and explains the details of the divorce process. Please subscribe to my newsletter today, which is linked below. Once you do so you will have access to all of my past articles and will receive my future articles about divorce and how best to deal with the trials and tribulations that occur. This information is not intended as and should not be relied upon as legal advice or the creation of an attorney-client relationship. However, please do contact me at Jon@oc-family to set up a confidential, free, half-hour consultation. Thank you very much for reading!

Divorce sometimes comes as a surprise in but more often than this result of a conflict that's been building up over a long period of time.

Regardless of how it happens, you must take these steps to protect your children, your finances, and yourself. And remember there is a right way and a wrong way. Follow these steps and you will protect your interests in a manner that is reasonable and fair.

Unfortunately, in divorce one of the spouses is at a disadvantage because of that suffers due to an equal bargaining power. follow these steps, however, and you won't be disadvantaged. Any utopian world, your new spouse would work everything out fairly calm sometimes though these proceedings become adversary. The tips below will help you protect your interests. Note, however, you should make a good faith effort to work things out and compromise before acting recklessly.

To protect your children, if you have them, you must immediately: (1) : obtain a TRO; (2) not allow your spouse to take your children and leave; (3) not leave the family home; and (4) insist upon a 50-50 split for child custody. Get a temporary restraining order immediately. Make sure that specifically prevents your spouse for taking the children out of state. You do not want a multi-state custody battle. doing this also prevents number two above the TRO will prevent your spouse from leaving with the children. Third, do not move out of the family home because if you do this may seriously impair your ability to obtain custody.

if you already moved out, however, move back in today. While this may cause additional stress you will be safeguarding your custody rights. Fourth, do not agree to less than 50% custody. Your spouse doesn't have a better right or greater right to custody and you do. Furthermore, if you agree to less than 50% custody you will be setting a precedent for the future. Insist upon a 50% split.

Now to protect your finances and yourself: visit my website that is linked below to find out how to protect yourself and your finances. This entire article is contained at my site and while you're there make sure to sign up for my newsletter! Thank you very much. Very truly yours, Jon D. Alexander, Esq.

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What roses reveal

By Tracy Anderson

Of all the flowers in the world today, the rose is the most misunderstood.

Sure it gets the spotlight when it comes to occasions like Valentine's Day, Mothers' Day and other important celebrations. But many people have forgotten the proper way of giving roses.

Unknown to many, roses have their own special language. Yes, they all convey love and this traditional meaning is universally accepted.

However, the color and number of roses you give can express different degrees of love and affection. This is why you should learn their language.

To help you decide what to give someone special, here is a short refresher course on the hidden meanings of this popular flower:

A black rose means you are obsessed with someone. Leonidas rose refers to sweet love. If you want to compliment a person's grace and elegance, send a Nicole rose.

An orange rose refers to your secret love while a pink rose symbolizes a perfect complexion or happiness. Give a white rose for innocence and purity.

A yellow rose means friendship or jealousy. A dark crimson rose is a sign of grief. A thornless rose means love at first sight.

The number of roses you give can likewise convey different feelings. Here's a quick guide:

3 roses - I love you

7 roses - I'm infatuated with you

10 roses - You're perfect

12 roses - Be mine

13 roses - Friends forever

15 roses - I'm sorry

25 roses - Congratulations

108 roses - Will you marry me?

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Thermal Shock Chambers used in Test Laboratories

By Peter Brown

Thermal Shock Chambers are typically used to perform environmental stress screening of electronic components, aerospace parts or any other product that needs this type of test.

A Thermal Shock Chamber normally consists of two zones, hot and cold. The product being tested is moved between the two zones using a transfer mechanism. This transfer mechanism can be operated electrically or pneumatically (will require compressed air supply). The product is placed in a basket and moved using the transfer mechanism.

Thermal Shock Chambers are configured with two or three zones. If the chamber has a third zone, then this zone will be an ambient zone (same temperature as ambient since it is exposed to the ambient conditions around the chamber). Sometimes Thermal Shock Chambers are also configured to be of a double capacity type. If a double capacity style, then there will be two test baskets. As one of the baskets move into the hot chamber, the other basket moves into the cold chamber. This doubles up the capacity of the thermal shock chamber and therefore referred to as being a double capacity type.

The cold zone of a Thermal Shock Chamber needs to be made cold and the hot chamber needs to be made hot. Typically Thermal Shock Chambers have a temperature range of -70C to +170C. The temperature range is achieved by equipping the hot chamber with electric heating elements and the cold chamber with mechanical refrigeration, LN2 or Liquid CO2, or a combination of mechanical refrigeration and LN2 or CO2.

The compressors used in Thermal Shock Chambers need to be large enough to ensure that the product being tested recovers in a given time once it is transferred from the hot zone to the cold zone. The heating elements for the hot zone also need to be large enough to ensure that the product temperature recovers in a given time when it is moved from the cold zone to the hot zone. For example, a small thermal shock chamber with a test basket about 10x10x10 could have two 5hp compressors in a cascade configuration to accomplish this. Obviously there will be a limit to the size of the test load which can be tested using these size compressors.

Compressors for most Thermal Shock Chambers are water cooled (or remote air cooled) since they can become pretty large and the heat dissipated inside the test lab would become excessive otherwise. If the compressors are on the small size, LN2 or CO2 boost can be used together with mechanical refrigeration. In fact, many Thermal Shock Chambers can also run on LN2 or CO2 alone (without any compressors) - Although this can become costly if the chamber is used often.

Well known brands of Thermal Shock Chambers are Blue M, Thermotron, Ransco, Delta Design, Espec, Envirotronics and Associated Environmental.

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Nursing Careers - One of the best, high earning and noble careers

By Jimmy Stroud

The healthcare industry is changing by the day, and with all the changes that seem to come with time, you would find that the role of nurses, and trained ones at that, gets to be the most important in the healthcare sector.

Of course, the rigors of working in this position are different, and times, complex, but that is the reason why healthcare organizations want nurses to work with them, and in big numbers at that. You would find that the demand for these nurses is far greater than the supply, and that pretty much is how it is going to be for years to come.

Just so you know, here is a list of 5 top nursing careers:

Travel Nursing Careers

And no, Travel Nursing does not mean you would be traveling all across the globe and attend to patients. Basically, travel nursing means you have the allowance to work in varied healthcare institutions, something that cannot be done by nurses, because they are allowed to work only in one healthcare institution at a time.

Travel nursing as a career is highly fulfilling primarily because of the fact that it pays you really well. Nurses get paid an average hourly salary of about $30, which is very good by any yardstick.

Military Nursing Careers

Nursing, on the whole, is a noble profession. In this profession, you get a chance to give back something to society. By serving people who work on the warfronts, you indirectly contribute to the country by maintaining the health of our soldiers. Attending the wounds of soldiers can be a scary experience for most nurses, but a lot of military nurses are excited about taking on these important duties.

Forensic Nursing Careers

With the crime rates going up by the day, you surely would stand benefited in a big way with Forensic Nursing. After all, here is a career that requires you to pay a lot of attention to detail. If you can, then Forensic nursing may be the career for you.

As a part of the roles and responsibilities of a Forensic nurse, you would collect documentary evidence, and also prepare a list of injuries. With this, you may not be actually playing a front role in investigations of the crime, but you would play a good supporting role.

Legal Nurse Consulting Careers

Now, the position of a legal nurse is a real high paying one. Legal nurses get paid in the range of $100 and $150. Of course, the high pay associated with the position means that you need to be well qualified to earn this kind of money.

For starters, you could provide medical and legal inputs to your legal team after analyzing the medical evidence of an event. You could also testify in the court as an expert witness in cases that include medical malpractice and product liability.

Surgical Nursing Careers

Trust the doctors would need the assistance of nurses when they perform organ transplants and other complex surgeries. You could be assisting a doctor in preparing for the surgery as well as preparing a roadmap for the patient's recovery after the surgery.

Surgical nurses arrange all the basic requirements for a doctor to carry out his operation well. Importantly, surgical nurses also look after the general patients up-keep during his stay with the healthcare organization.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Foreign Accent: Is It Part of Your Identity?

By Amy Nutt

If you have a foreign accent, you probably have a love/hate relationship with it. On one hand, you know that your accent is a part of who you are and points back to your country of origin, a place you likely have fond memories of. On the other hand, your accent can cause you to stand out, and some people have a difficult time understanding you when you speak if your accent is quite heavy. Before you work too hard to remove your accent, consider the fact that it could become a positive part of your identity with a little work.

What Causes Your Accent

As you learn English, you are learning not only vocabulary and grammar, but also the sounds of the language. This is why you spend so much time imitating sounds and speaking the language out loud. A lot of practice makes your pronunciation much more clear, but you can struggle with some sounds. This is because your native tongue does not have some of the sounds the English language has. This is no different than the struggles a native English speaker would have when trying to learn your language. As an adult, your mouth has been trained to form certain sounds and not others, and the sounds of your native tongue carry over into your English speech. This is why it is so difficult to completely remove an accent, because it is literally a part of the person that you are.

Benefits of Having an Accent

Your accent is part of who you are. Many people across the world find foreign accents quite beautiful. Some actors and actresses are chosen for major film roles just for their accent or ability to portray an accent. Accents sound romantic and exotic to the listener in many situations.

In some ways, having an accent can make you stand out in a beneficial way. People notice you when you speak because of the beautiful way your accent sounds. This can sometimes cause you to get noticed.

Downsides to Having an Accent

Having a foreign accent is something that is a part of who you are, but there are potential downsides to it as well. If your accent is thick, it may be difficult for other people to understand you when you speak English. This can lead to other problems.

For example, if you are being considered for a job where your verbal communication skills will come into play, you may be overlooked in favor of someone who can speak clearer English. You may be overlooked simply because the potential employer has difficulty understanding you, even if your English-speaking ability will not come into play in the job. While this is discrimination in a way, there is little you can do about it, because it is difficult to prove.

How to Approach an Accent

Your accent makes you unique, but if it is causing trouble for you, you may want to do something about it. The good news is that you do not have to get rid of your accent altogether if you wish to improve your speaking ability. Remember, your accent is not a bad thing. It is a part of your identity.

What you can do to improve your ability to communicate is work on the strength of your accent. You can actually enroll in courses that will help you form the sounds that you are struggling with when speaking English. This will help you keep your accent while making your English a bit easier for others to understand. In this way, you can avoid any of the negatives that come with having a foreign accent, while using the accent to create your own unique identity.

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More weird Valentine's Day gifts

By Tracy Anderson

Having a hard time figuring what to get your loved one on the day of hearts? Thinking of making a big impression on Valentine's Day without resorting to the same traditional gifts?

If you want to rise above the crowd, choose from this strange selection of weird and wacky Valentine gifts that will make you the talk of the town.

If you have money to burn, why not buy your girlfriend or wife a heart-shaped car? Designed by special effects house Asylum, the Danacol Heart Car is a sporty coupe that smacks of Valentine's Day wherever you take it. It's red, comes in the shape of a heart and seats two people comfortably.

Of course, when Valentine's Day ends, so does the appeal of this odd vehicle. But no problem: hide it in your garage for next year's celebration.

Can't get enough of your loved one? Willing to accompany him or her to the far reaches of the earth just to show how much you care? Take your affection to the extreme with the TwoDaLoo Two Person Toilet.

This designer's nightmare enables two people to sit facing each other while answering the call of nature at the same time. With this toilet, you can't accuse your loved one of not being there when you need that person the most.

"The couple that excretes together, stays together. If you are comfortable enough to plop down on the toilet with your loved one, I'd say your bond is strong enough as it is. But perhaps this is the kick in the pants your relationship needs," according to Seth Plattner of InventorSpot.Com.

"Take your intimacy level to the extreme and see one another in one of the most vulnerable acts of nature there is, and you're sure to see your partner in a whole new light. It may not be the most romantic Valentine's Day present, but it will surely make a statement," he added.

Want to look younger and sexier for your husband or boyfriend this Valentine's Day? Treat yourself to fantastic shades of Malibu Blue, Hot Pink, Brown and Auburn with Betty Color.

This unusual hair dye is specially formulated for pubic hair or "the hair down there" as the manufacturer politely calls it.

"Get rid of ALL your gray with the first safe color specially formulated for 'the hair down there.' This easy-to-use, no-drip formula colors naturally, covering gray and enhancing color to match your glorious locks above. Each kit contains one application of hair color, a tray, customized application wand, a mixing spatula, gloves and easy-to-follow instructions," said the people at BeBeautiful.Com.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

What Is Telepathic Communication?

By Alex J Gould

It's a well known fact that humans only use around 10% of their brains. The function of other 90% remains a mystery to most people.

What most of us aren't aware of is that we're all born with the innate ability to communicate with each other without having to speak a word out loud or even move a muscle physically.

We are trained from childhood to conform to our parent's expectations and the boundaries of society. The true powers of our minds are not explored as we are not encouraged or trained to think outside the box for fear of ridicule.

We push our natural abilities aside, but it still crops up sometimes when we somehow know who is calling when the phone rings or what someone is going to say before they say it.

Is this a psychic ability or are we communicating with others through telepathy. Did you receive a message from someone needing to contact you?

We connect subconsciously with others all the time. Our minds have the capacity to learn to do this on a regular basis anytime we feel a desire to. We can develop this natural ability to use at will.

Mental telepathy is a talent we are all born with. The fact is most people never consciously use it therefore our natural ability to communicate with our mind is never developed. As a result most people never learn or even realize they have this power. In fact many believe they have this power is but do not know how to make it work for them.

It's been scientifically proven that our thoughts have a frequency, much like radio waves, and they can be measured. If you can learn to harness the frequency of your thoughts and direct them where you want, then you'll begin to learn how to communicate using your mind alone.

Here are some ways to help improve your telepathic abilities.

*Trance State - Your mind is at its most receptive when you allow yourself to drop into a trance-like state. Most humans are capable of inducing an almost hypnotic trance where the body is relaxed and your mind is open.

If you are wanting to develop the ability to be telepathic, work on getting into the trance state to be successful with it.

*Learn to focus - Find a place where you will not be disturbed, relax your mind and body. Picture the one you want to communicate with mentally. Send the message and assure yourself they are getting it. Don't make it a command just tell the person you would like to hear from them and think pleasing thoughts about them.

*Have faith - Never falter in your belief that this will work, know your receiver will get the message. Stay confident and use an open mind when exploring telepathy.

*Stop the exercise - Snap yourself out of your dreamy state and go about your daily routine. This is an important part of the whole process.

When you let go of the positive impressions the person you were trying to contact should feel that any thoughts about you will be missing and the urge to contact you to re-establish that communication should be strong. Don't be surprised if the person you were reaching out to calls you soon.

This is a great way to become focused on developing and using telepathy to communicate. You can use two people to practice and enhance your abilities.

Here is a quick method to practice your telepathic communication using two people.

*Send and Receive - One of you will send and the other one will receive. Discuss which one will be which. Assuming you are the sender, here is how it works.

The receiver should have a pad and pen ready to jot down any impressions he might receive. If the sender is focusing on a simple object, the receiver might feel as though he's making things up at first, but insist that all impressions and thoughts are written down for later comparison.

*Visualization - The person sending should pre-arrange some clear, simple images that are easy to pick up. Choose items that most people know easily, like red apples, yellow bananas or a white moon. These are concise simple images to project and maintain your focus.

*Transmitting Your Message - Close your eyes and focus on establishing a communication thought-tube between you and the receiver. Picture it clearly in your mind's-eye as connecting the two of you.

Then place the object you want the receiver to see inside your mental communication tube and send it directly to him. Create your image as clearly as you can. If you choose to focus on a red, shiny apple, then make sure you follow your apple all the way to the end of the thought-tube.

The act of visualization is a powerful tool in allowing your mind to focus on getting your message across.

*Stop Sending - As soon as you are confident your message has been received, stop sending, hang up, clear your mind of it. This is very important because your sender will then realize the transmission did come in.This also allows the receiver an opportunity to record the image he or she received.

*Receiver - As with the sender, the receiver needs to relax and be as receptive as possible. He or she should also keep their mind open and record anything they perceive. He or she also needs to have good focus and a desire to see messages.

The receiver may be skeptical at first and think the things coming into their mind are not relevant. Nevertheless, it all needs to be recorded. We all have thoughts going through our heads at times but it is important the receiver knows that thoughts are being deliberately sent.

*The verdict - When you are done with the training exercise, check and see if the images you sent were well received. Even someone with undeveloped powers will receive some images from the sender. Do not expect all of them to come through clearly at first. It will take some practice to get better at it.

For best results, practice often.

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Reasons for a Zimmer Durom Cup Recall

By Maxwell Schmickman

Everyone involved in Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant surgeries in the United States, from company stockholders to implant patients to physicians are still unhappy with the way Zimmer Holdings, Inc. handled its American sales. Although many of these people were demanding a product recall after the device failed in a large number of patients, Zimmer has been clinging to the previous reputation established by successful surgeries in Europe instead of being quick to act on the problems that began to crop up in the U.S.

It was January, 2008 when Zimmer first realized that there were problems with the implants. However, they didn't announce the information to the public and suspend the sales of the device until July. Because the implants had worked so successfully in Europe, they found it hard to believe that they could be the cause of the problems in the U.S. Rather than take them off the market while they investigated possible causes, they chose to keep them there until they had more information about what was causing patients to need revisions so quickly.

Using information taken from 3,100 implant surgeries, Zimmer put together a database of material so that their researchers could study the problem in detail. After a great deal of study, they determined that there was nothing wrong with the implant technology. What they found was that American doctors hadn't received adequate training prior to starting to perform the surgeries. The implants had been designed differently from previous types of hip replacement devices, and surgeons needed to be much more precise about the way they implanted them than they'd ever needed to be before.

Since there was no evidence found saying that the implant device itself was to blame for the problems patients were having, no recall was ever issued. This leaves the way clear for them to put the implant back on the market once efficient methods of training are developed for doctors. Zimmer needed to develop a better way of teaching physicians the very precise skills required to do the hip replacement using the Durom Cup successfully.

No program was set up by Zimmer to follow a patient's progress once the implant was in place. People who demanded a product recall have cited this as a reason for their demands. However, most people feel that it isn't the manufacturer's place to have to police the usage of their products forever. Even so, there is another school of thought that believes that the manufacturer needs to take a more active follow-up role.

Physicians clearly blame the device for the problems that are popping up. They point to the fact that a knee replacement device manufactured by Zimmer is still being used in the United States even though Austrian doctors stopped using it just three years after it was introduced because it failed in almost 40% of the cases in which it had been used. It's easy to understand why doctors are feeling uneasy about using Zimmer products despite their previous reputation.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

What You Need To Know About Online Education

By Michael Fleischner

If you are like most adults who never finished college or wish to change jobs, you may be thinking about getting a degree online. Today, online education is the norm as traditional schools offer more and more programs online as proprietary schools have done for nearly a decade.

When exploring online learning options, there are a number of things to think about. One of the most important is to have a clear understanding of what you wish to accomplish. Many individuals look to get their degree online in an effort to acquire the necessary skills for employment.

Give some thought to the type of education you will need to get a job upon graduation. One way to do this is to start calling and speaking with counselors at both traditional universities and online schools. They can give you a good idea about what their programs will do for you as well as provide you with a sense of how many graduates are immediately placed in jobs.

With an ailing economy, job placement may be a challenge. Think about the industries that are doing well even in trying times. Medicine, pharmaceuticals, and other areas will continue to thrive as baby boomers age and the government continues to fund new programs.

After you have narrowed down the type of online program that will work best for you, it is time to think about your chances of completing such program. Some questions to ask yourself are: Do you have the discipline to meet all of the requirements of the program without attending a physical class? Are you organized enough to meet deadlines? Can you work independently?

In addition to entry requirements many schools and programs offer specific programs or customized programs. Make sure that you understand what it takes to meet graduate requirements and complete your degree. You should know exactly how many credits you need to get your degree. You should also understand the value of that degree. What type of job can you get? At what salary? Does the value of the completed degree equal the type of job you can get?

There are many ways to fund your online education. With the help of government programs, schools aid, and private loans, the options are many. Work with your school counselors to determine the most economical way to pay for your online education. Accredited schools and colleges have access to government funding programs that charge a low rate and make school affordable.

Paying down your debt after graduation must be one of your priorities. Although you have many options for reducing debt, the best way is to find a job as quickly as you can. When you begin making payments right away, you illustrate to your lenders that you are willing and capable of paying down your debt.

After graduation and once you begin repayment of your loans, consider consolidating your student loans via loan consolidation. The practice of loan consolidation is where you work with a single lender to aggregate your loans and consolidate them into a single loan. This results in a single payment with one vendor usually at a lower interest rate.

Completing your degree online isn't for everyone. Before enrolling, ask your prospective school about repayment options associated with each funding source. Ask the financial aid counselor if student loan consolidation is an option upon graduation.

Earning a degree online is a great way to make the most of a down economy. Before jumping right in you should ask a lot of questions about what you want to accomplish and what it will take to get your degree. Most importantly, think about how you are going to pay for that treasured education.

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Better Grades: A Result of Realized Learning Styles

By Lauren Tyson

All students encounter stumbling blocks along the path of learning. Many mistakes are likely to be made before things get easier and there is never any one way to predict what may happen. To prevent any serious missteps, and to achieve better grades, it is important for a student to understand how to best approach a situation so that they can put forth their best effort.

A student's learning style can affect how they process information. Each style differs from student to student. One way that SuperCamp, a leading academic summer camp, conveys this is through the wonderful anecdote of Slim 'n' Bil. Slim and Bil were very smart people, but in entirely different ways. They didn't ask each other, "How smart are you?" Instead they asked, "How are you smart?"

They discovered, through much collaboration, that when they combined their names, an acronym for learning styles was formed. Each of these learning styles demonstrates how our strengths can be used to tackle various problems we encounter. Once the door of learning is opened, multiple paths will open up.

The acronym that Slim 'n' Bil discovered stands for these learning styles: Spatial-Visual, Linguistic, Interpersonal, Musical, Naturalist, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Intrapersonal, Logical-Mathematical. Each one uses a different method to absorb information efficiently. For example, a Naturalist learner looks for patterns and odd-one-out puzzles, while Bodily-Kinesthetic learners like movement and physical learning games.

Other learning methods are on different sides of the spectrum: Interpersonal learners love group challenges, while Intrapersonal learners like to create a personal objectives checklist. Logical-Mathematical learners prefer logic puzzles and use reason to tackle problems, while a Spatial-Visual learner likes to view challenges in dimension and shapes. Linguistic learners like words and stories to help them sort through facts, just as a Musical learner enjoys songs and rhyme to help them recall and organize information.

It should be noted that no one learning style is superior to another. Just as Slim 'n' Bil discovered, everyone sees problem-solving in a different way. Having many different perspectives can provide enlightenment to someone else who is only viewing the problem from one angle.

Figuring out which learning style to use is the first step for all students to get better grades and a better GPA in school. If a student can bypass the challenges they face with learning by approaching a problem in a way that suits their learning style, then their overall performance will be improved. SuperCamp teaches students style-specific techniques that they can use when studying or problem-solving.

Students who understand how their brains best retain and recall information will become valuable assets in their future lives. They won't just get better grades; challenges outside of academia will be easier to overcome when they contribute their unique perspective at work, with family, or with friends. We can learn a lot from Slim 'n' Bil.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Getting Used Furniture Inexpensively

By Robert Bagel

Used office furniture does not have to look terrible, nor is it always as cheap as you would expect. There are lots of different methods where you can find excellent used office furniture that can exactly suit your preference. You can choose from a wide variety of manufacturers of used office furniture.

Going used is affordable and helps in saving a lot of money. The important thing is to find good quality used furniture that is available. Used office furniture is very competitive which makes it easy to find a good deal.

Sometimes offices move, and when they do, they usually leave the old furniture behind. So, what happens to this furniture then? It usually gets liquidated.

Office furniture consists of cubicles, desks, chairs, tables, and case goods. Used furniture is an excellent choice for startup companies, as it can save valuable growth dollars. The key is to be patient and take your time finding it.

Many dealers provide a clean up, re-holstering and also refitting of any damaged components. The stations will be made in a functioning cubicle that will have a brand new appearance.

One should keep in mind, that used office furniture is not something which would be ancient, old, and tattered. It can be as good as new furniture, less costly, and often looks new as well.

It is similar to buying a second hand car. It is always important to like the brand. So do extensive research to find the right configuration of brand texture and makeup. It should be of good quality and without any damages.

EBay is one of the best tools to determine how much the price of used office furniture is. It normally offers you a perfect idea on how much you can spend on excellent quality used office furniture. You also get what you pay for.

Used office furniture must also be comfortable enough. The furniture should be able to sustain the employees comfort levels. It shouldn't be too cozy; otherwise it can lead to less productivity.

Used office chairs must not provide too much of comfort either, because as we all know that nothing would get done. So, one should always be intelligent in choosing and weighing the factors of used furniture for the benefit of the company.

There are lots of wholesale used office furniture stores right at your fingertips. There are even lots of used office furniture stores right online. Search and compare, you will be glad you did.

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Two Reasons To Get A Personal Injury Lawyer Following An Accident

By Jim Adler Articles

While no one wishes it, car accidents are a fact of life. If you are in one, it is a scary, confusing time. And this is why its vital to have a car accident lawyer. You need someone who's on your side after an accident no matter what.

Personal Injury Lawyers are the First Line of Defense in Protecting Your Rights

If the cause of a car accident is in question, you definitely need someone to protect your rights. A personal injury lawyer is your first line of defense, as you may be extremely nervous, scared and worried. A personal injury lawyer is there not only to protect your rights, but to answer pertinent questions as well. And if someone else caused the car accident, a personal injury attorney can argue on your behalf to get the justice you deserve.

If youre the victim in a car accident, some of your worries may include: how to cover medical bills, whether you will be paid for time missed at work, and whether you will incur ongoing medical costs. Your major worry most likely will be how you're going to support yourself and/or your family if you are injured. A reputable car accident attorney will do his or her best to make sure you receive compensation not only for immediate expenses, but for future medical costs as well.

A Car Accident Lawyer Knows Local Law

Traffic laws and compensation laws are different in many instances, not only from state to state, but from city to city. Reputable car accident attorneys are intimately familiar with the laws of their area. Moreover, they know the main players in their area as well, such as judges, other lawyers and insurance claims adjusters. All of this is vitally important when preparing your claim and understanding its value.

Finally, car accident lawyers know how insurance agencies work. Because they handle these cases on a daily basis, they know the tricks of the trade that are used by insurance companies to undervalue your claim and pay as little as possible. Experienced car accident lawyers can spot a good deal or know that you deserve more. Most importantly, they know your chances of winning in court should the insurance company refuse to pay a fair value on your claim. If you're in a car accident, having a car accident lawyer with this type of inside knowledge gives you an excellent chance of being made whole again " financially, as well as emotionally.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Accessorize your DVD Video Camera

By Jimmy Fulton

When it comes to choosing digital video cameras or wireless video cameras you will need to choose a camera that will best suit your needs. Capture the fascinating images you see in the ocean with an underwater video camera. Digital video cameras allow you to save and share your wonderful memories forever. Learning how to use video cameras or wireless video cameras can be quite simple to master. Many divers want to have the ability to take professional underwater photos and by purchasing an underwater video camera you will be able to bring the wonder of the sea world to life above water.

With digital video cameras you have the ability to see your images immediately after you discover them. Digital video cameras may require a little extra money but are still widely available at cheap or discount prices. Capturing good-quality scenes on your wireless video cameras is relatively easy with clear images of live audio video.

The underwater video camera is outstanding with its sensitive dual hydrophones to pick up high frequency sounds, such as dolphins and whales. The product reviews for digital video cameras are exceptional making the purchase of a wireless video camera a valuable asset to own. Capturing all your favorite memories with digital video cameras.

For un-compromised performance and outstanding minimum focusing choosing the right digital camera lenses can provide you with superb optical quality. Camera lenses reviews assist the consumer with clear information for understanding camera lenses. Digital camera lenses are usually incredibly compact lens and have amazing close-focusing capabilities. Understanding camera lenses means all types of users, from real beginner to advanced novice and even professional, can travel comfortably and easily with digital camera lenses. Camera lens reviews will assist us in picking out just one perfect digital camera lenses to provide you with quality images worthy of framing for display.

Digital camera lenses are available for purchase on the Internet at discount prices. Digital camera lenses are available for 35mm of 37mm zoom cameras. Also available is a large range of camera lenses for video equipment and your optical needs for cheap, affordable prices. With online camera lense reviews you will no longer need to buy a cumbersome manual. Understanding camera lenses will be as simple as the push of a button. Compare prices for digital camera lenses by searching camera lense reviews. Not only will you find valuable information about digital camera lenses but also instructional assistance to match and mount any required camera accessories.

Making digital camera lenses involves many steps, the first of which is the basic design. Understand camera lenses will be useful for working professionals or advanced photographers. With the valuable information found in camera lense reviews even amateur photographers will learn the level of a digital camera lenses performance necessary for various situations. Shop online today for top of the line optical performance found in a selection of quality digital camera

What can you do for entertainment when the weather is bad and you are stuck indoors? Why don't you subscribe to one of the great camera, video & camcorder magazines or photography magazines available today? Enjoy reading the latest technological information on digital cameras, camcorders, video cameras, camera lenses, accessories and more. With your journal or magazine subscriptions, periodicals or books you can read the reviews, and comparisons of today's high tech equipment.

Search online for magazine subscriptions on general topics or in specific areas of interest such as video & camcorder magazines, digital camera magazines or portrait photography. Read all the news about the latest developments in cameras from Sony, Olympus, Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Kodak, and Minolta and more. Why not buy one subscription for yourself and one for someone special in your life. Celebrate a birthday, Christmas, Graduation or other special event with a gift subscription. It's a gift that gives pleasure all year long.

A search on the net will give you a huge selection of titles of camera, photography, video & camcorder magazines to choose from. With a new magazine subscription you will be well on your way to filming your child's school production, year-end dance recital or shooting her making the game winning goal. Capture tender family moments, record a well-deserved vacation or try your hand at close-up photography with your new skills learned through your new magazines. Buy your digital camera with confidence when you know all the facts from your new magazine subscription.

Camera tripods are one of the most important tools for getting fantastic photographs. Camera tripods or a mini tripod can be very useful when used for camcorders, as they will allow you to move smoothly across your subject. Since camera tripods are essential in so many situations, professional's photographers believe that camera mounts are extremely helpful for obtaining that perfect picture. Camera tripods will help you to project an air of professionalism. A wedding photographer will get romantic shots more easily and be able to create better compositions by using camera mounts. In addition there are some other tricks of the trade that are extremely beneficial with the use of camera tripods or a mini tripod.

When light levels are low, camera tripods provide a steady platform that allows light from a subject to strike the CCD in a digital camera or the film in a traditional camera without vibration over a longer period of time. This means that with a mini tripod or camera mount, the pictures from you digital camera or SLR traditional camera will be sharper in lower light when your exposure time must be greater. Camera tripods, mini tripods and camera mounts are vital when sharpness is important. You may also find that even when your shutter speed is fast, that the fine detail that you can get with camera tripods can make the difference in capturing the subject or an unsightly blur.

Camera tripods help you to stabilize telescopes and binoculars. Mini tripods can be used to hold telescopes, binoculars, or cameras. The key to camera tripods is that they create a stable level platform. When shopping online for your camera tripods make sure they have the importance of stability. When using your camera tripods be sure to extend the tripod center post as little as possible and extend the legs instead. If possible find a level surface and use your camera mounts to take perfect pictures of items inside your home, friends, or landscapes. Camera tripods can help you to easily produce higher quality pictures.

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A Knoxville DUI Attorney Is Your Only Defense!

By Mike J Ross

Just as in other states, the Tennessee law for driving under the influence carries serious penalties. If you have been charged with a DUI in Tennessee, the first step to take is to find a great Knoxville DUI attorney.

In the state of Tennessee a person is legally intoxicated if their blood alcohol content is at .08% or higher. According to the law, even if there is no evidence of impairment, this is enough to convict. But there are ways to avoid conviction and preserve your rights. Talk to a Knoxville DUI attorney to learn more.

The officer's opinion carries a lot of weight in a DUI case. If the arresting officer testifies that you appeared intoxicated based on your actions, it can lead to a conviction. This is true even in cases where a sobriety test is refused by the accused.

This is a rare instance where an opinion can lead to a conviction. But with the right Knoxville DUI attorney, you can successfully cast doubt on the officer's opinion and often secure an acquittal.

If it's the first offense and no one was injured, a DUI charge can lead to a misdemeanor. But each conviction makes it more serious. After four convictions the charge is raised to a class E felony.

Your Knoxville DUI attorney can inform you of the severity of your case, allow you to assist in the decisions of how you want it handled, and guide you through the process of all the legal terminology. There is a minimum requirement of 48 hours in jail for a first offense, but the maximum is a year. If at the time you were charged your alcohol blood content was .20% or higher you will be facing a minimum of 7 days in jail. It is imperative to speak with a Knoxville DUI attorney to save yourself some hefty fines and maximum jail time.

Jail time is only part of the sentencing. There is a minimum fine of $350. Your license will also be revoked for 1 year. In many courts you'll be required to attend DUI education and also participate in AA. However, working with an experience Knoxville DUI attorney can drastically reduce these punishments or even secure an acquittal.

It's imperative to let a qualified Knoxville DUI attorney work for you. Whether it's your first offense or a repeat offense, you need help. Trying to go it alone or working with an inexperienced attorney can be a recipe for disaster.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Legal services

By reklicom

LegalFish is a third player in this arena. It entered the marketplace in 2003 and is based in Chicago. It is a bit different than the other two in a few ways. Like the other players the consumer can input their information and post their cases to the site as well give their identifying information or not.

Many asbestos claim lawyers work in association with various other law firms and lawyers also specializing in mesothelioma cases and share product identification information with them.

Hiring the right lawyer can be the key to winning your case, especially if you have a strong case. Some things you would want to know about your lawyer are their credentials. You would want to know how many cases they have won, their amount of court room experience, have they settled a lot of cases out of court and are they licensed to represent you in your state.

Some of the best ways to locate a good divorce lawyer New York is through the yellow pages, internet or through the reference of past clients. Once you have examined the successful track record of the lawyer, you are sure to enhance your faith in him and the bond becomes stronger between the client and the lawyer.

There is an allocation model used by LegalFish in referring the cases to their members. Another difference is LegalFish charges a monthly fee for this marketing for law firms vehicle ranging from $180 to $750 to members that are non-contingency based practices.

Creating something of a "shared risk" system. Naturally, with this type of shared risk system, long-term success for both parties is based on LegalFish's ability to generate new client opportunities and create demand for legal services, and their member attorneys' ability to convert those referrals to paying clients.

Depending on your legal situation you may or may not need a lawyer. Some small claims court cases are easily handled by your own representation. This is why most lawyers offer free consultation services.

To get to the Attorney Match Service you have to know to click on "Contact Lawyers" navigation tab or notice it up there at the very top of the home page. Clicking on that takes you to a page where you input your zip code and the practice area you are seeking, however, it also tells you how many lawyers there are listed that "are interested in receiving your request". You are required to fill in the identifying information with other case information.

Besides, your comfort level with your divorce lawyer is also very crucial. Your lawyer will be able to help you in the best possible way only if you feel free to talk to your lawyer and speak your heart out. Last but not least, do not forget to check for the fee that is charged by the divorce lawyer New York as well so as to avoid any disagreements later that might have an impact on your case.

The problem arises when your bankruptcy lawyer turns out to be someone with too many cases to handle. It is best to ask recommendations from other lawyers regarding who they can recommend as a bankruptcy lawyer. Unless you have someone you know who has been satisfactorily serviced by a bankruptcy lawyer, then it is best to ask the professionals.

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Search Engines Marketing: Paid Search Vs. Natural Search

By Terry Stanfield

Search Engines

Search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN are really just data bases. When you do a Google Search you are not searching the "world wide web" you are searching Google's data base. There are two ways to get in to these databases. One is to submit your site to the different search engines. In about 6 to 9 weeks the search engine will index your site. They have software that comes to your site and index every page and adds it to the database. They come into your main web URL and follow the links to all the pages of your site. They capture key elements from the code on your page to the content. These are then stored in the data base. When someone puts a keyword in the search box the "algorithms" determine the best page or links to the best pages for your search.

The other way to get added to the search engines data base is to have the search engine software find you through a link to your site from another web site back to yours. The software, called "spiders" will periodically comeback and re crawl your site to see if you have updated it.

One important thing to know is that each page on your site is indexed individually and each page stands on its own. The ranking are based upon the combination of correct meta tags, relevant content to the keyword they are trying to get rankings for and link popularity. Mostly one way links back to their site from relevant sites.

As long as the search engine can index the site, clearly read the meta tags and content, the better. The big issues come when a site is built in flash with very little content (search engines cannot read or index "flash" sites. Also, if the bulk of the relevant content is in PDF format this is bad because the search engines cannot read PDF. If the search engines cannot index the relevant text there will be no rankings.

You all ready know this but "sites" are not ranked, individual pages are ranked for specific terms found in the content of that page as well as link popularity, (relevant links pointing back to that specific page) for the term that you are trying to get ranked on. This is why each page has to be giving very specific attention. Paid search

Paid search is when your ad shows up at the very top of a Google search or down the right hand side of the results page. These are called "sponsored ads". You pay for those positions. When every you click on one of those ads the owner of the ad pays the search engine. This is also called "pay-per-click". The amount you pay is determined by several factors including what you are willing to pay every time someone clicks on your ad.

Natural Search

Natural Search is when you type in a "keyword" and a link and a description shows up on left hand side of the search result page. The only way to get on the first page is to have very relevant content on your web site and links to your site from other relevant sites. This is a long process for people in it for the long haul. There are a lot of companies that claim to be able to get you on the first page of Google. That may be true if the "search term" is very specific and no one else would ever search for it but you or they are using a "black hat" method that could get you site banned from the search engine. Bottom line: Paid Search means you pay for your position. The benefit is, if you have the $$, you will get instant traffic. Stop paying and the traffic goes away. Natural search is free traffic but it is built over time. The advantage is, if done right, it can provide traffic for a long time.

Search traffic (paid or natural) is the BEST traffic to have because you are being found by folks who are specifically looking for what you have. It does not get any better than that.

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