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There are endless ways you can use to make money online. Some will give you great returns while others will leave you working for pennies. If you are looking to make money online, here are the top 5 proven ways that you can consider.

Webinar Trainings

One of the ways you can make a significant amount of money online is through webinar training. A webinar is an online event held in real time. The people present are able to interact with each other and with the presenters by sending and receiving messages in real time.

If you are an expert in a certain field, you can use webinars to train people who are interested in what you offer. To be successful in webinar training, it is important that you have a recognized online presence in your niche or area or expertise.

Start an Online Course

Another way to make money online is by starting your own online course. Courses present a good source of passive income. When you create a course, you can sell it for many years to come with little to no updates depending on the topic.

It is easy to start a course and you can price it the way you want. According to Teachable.com, their instructors make upwards of $5,200 per month and most start making money immediately after launching their courses.

People are wired to seek education and skills, therefore, if you have a good course that really delivers value, it becomes easy to build a seven figure business with it.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is the act of selling products owned by others for a commission. You can use affiliate networks such as ClickBank and others or look for other online businesses and companies that have their own affiliate offers.

You can easily make money with affiliate marketing if you have a blog with a good following. You can sell products or services that would interest your blog followers and make passive income without much effort.

Drop Shipping

With drop-shipping, you sell products through your site to people who are interested without having to deal with inventory or delivery of the same. It is also a great way to make money online without a lot of investment upfront.

Become a Freelancer

Finally, you can become a freelancer and engage in lucrative ventures such as content marketing, digital marketing and advertising, web analytics, web design, graphic design and others. All of these are freelancing careers that are scalable and able to bring in a decent amount of income. Many people have built million dollar online business offering such services.

Other good ways to make money online include starting a blog, becoming an online tutor, offering virtual assistant services and working with online business like Uber, Lyft and Amazon to offer driver and delivery services.

If you are looking to make money online, the time to start is now. If you are lucky, you might make money immediately; but for most ventures, you will need time to gain traction and start making a decent income.

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Sleep and ADHD – 10 Biological Tips For Consistent ADHD Recovery

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These 10 Tips Provide Specific Treatment Considerations for Any ADHD Symptoms Associated with Sleep Disturbance. Untreated each of these issues aggravates symptoms of ADHD.

1. Measure TAH: Evaluate the Onset of Sleep, and the Duration in Total Average Hours -TAH. Sleep, according to circadian rhythm research, is best begun before midnight, and should last, according to research, 8.25 TAH. Less than 7 TAH should always be systematically addressed, at any age. Consistent length of unbroken sleep is important, and better than napping to correct the next day.

2. Assess Sleep Levels – Level 1: Falling asleep, Level 2: Staying asleep, Level 3: Waking too early in the AM and being unable to fall back asleep. Each level suggests different clinical and treatment considerations. Some may claim no problems with either of these first two points, but may have problems with this next measurement.

3. Assess Overall Sleep Architecture: Sufficiently deep sleep, with feeling of adequate rest in the AM. Levels of perpetual dreaming, and levels of physical sleep activity often demonstrate significant problems.

4. Assess Lifetime Duration of Sleep Problems: Many live for years with sleep issues and only in middle age begin to show the significant wear. Just because someone has previously done well with 4 hr of sleep and naps doesn’t help the defragmentation process that takes place in a 8 hr sleep at night. Sleep treatment for these challenges usually results in excessive sleep for days to weeks until the body sets a new calibration.

5. Assess for Sleep Apnea: So many snore or have significant airway problems. SPECT brain imaging studies often show specific areas of brain hypofunction secondary to sleep apnea, and sleep apnea, with decrease of brain oxygen, will always aggravated ADHD. Sleep apnea issues are correctable with specific interventions, and require sleep lab assessment.

6. Untreated ADHD or other Comorbid Psychiatric Problems: The most frequent cause of Level 1 sleep issues is untreated ADHD and/or depression associated with worry and prefrontal cortical dysregulation. Comorbid major depression, mood disorder, and other psychiatric problems may also interfere with all three levels of sleep.

7. Excessively Treated ADHD: If stimulant [or other psychiatric] medications are adjusted inappropriately high, and duration of effectiveness of the stimulant medications is not properly adjusted, medications will interfere with sleep on many levels. Paradoxically, when stimulant medications are well adjusted, and comorbid depression is corrected, often sleep medications are not necessary. Always dose psychiatric medications according to the principles of the Therapeutic Window noted in my other articles here.

8. Assess for Hormone Dysregulation: Estrogen Dominance will significantly effect sleep patterns, and is always associated with other hormone related difficulties that need specific correction independently of the ADHD work. Other hormone dysregulations can also occur, such as increased cortisol with stress or adrenal dysfunction, which will also affect sleep. ADHD medications do not correct hormone imbalances.

9. Assess for Medical/Metabolic Dysregulation: Many medical conditions will significantly affect sleep patterns. Restless Legs Syndrome, for example, is often associated with simple magnesium deficiency. A variety of nutritional issues can significantly alter sleep patterns and, again, cannot be treated by ADHD medications successfully.

10. Assess Sleep Hygiene: Watching television and eating in the bed, using the bed for stimulating activities will break the association of bed with sleep. If bed is for regular play, then where and when can sleep take place?

Sleep challenges with ADHD appear at first as almost inconsequential, with apparently little relevance for either recovery process. However, upon careful review, co-occurring sleep and ADHD issues can complete a toxic, impenetrable cycle of deterioration that requires simultaneous intervention.

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Web Page Design – How to Get Started With CSS and Stop Using Tables to Design Your Sites

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I’ve been working with CSS for a while and tables even longer. Having worked so long figuring out the tricks and workarounds for tables, I’ve mostly used tables for structure and CSS for style. That is not a bad thing. But is only using part of the power of CSS.

Moreover, I had a project recently that required a table free design. If you find yourself in this situation don’t panic. If you can understand the purpose of CSS, and learn or know the basics of CSS syntax, it can be a fairly simple process.

The main thing to keep in mind is that you are trying to end up with a site that has pages that contain mostly just data. You will also have one or more style sheets that contain all the structure and design of the site.

Since there are already books, sites and courses that cover all the details of CSS, I will not be going into the syntax or details of CSS. I’ve never found any aspects of CSS complicated enough to need outside instruction or even a book, but I have wasted time going over the details without seeing the big picture. This article will just cover the main aspects of CSS and what areas of CSS should be understood before you get into the details.

For practice, I took a site that was mostly done in tables, and converted the site to all CSS. The basic lay out of the site is a header, sidebar, main content area, advertising section and a footer. This is a fairly common lay out, but these guidelines will work for almost any lay out or new design.

First you must truly separate all the data from any structure and formatting. This seems obvious if you know anything about the reason for CSS. I only point this out, because it is very easy to throw some formatting in with the data if you are new to the process. That would not be the end of the world, but it would be missing the point of the exercise. Remember, the goal is to change the way you currently build pages and start using CSS wherever possible. The reason: so that major changes to the look and feel of the site can be made without having to make changes to all the pages.

Second always try to think if there is any possibility that you will be reusing the code.

NOTE: This may not make much sense if you have no or limited knowledge of CSS, but make a note of it and keep it in mind as you start using CSS.

If it is code that you will be reusing, make sure you make it a class. Also, try to put it in your main style sheet. As you become more advanced with CSS, you will most likely have multiple style sheets. Having site wide elements in your main style sheet will make them easier to edit in the future. Also, since all pages will be calling the main style sheet file, the class will always be available when you make a call for it.

Now, I’ll go in to the main issues, problems, etc. that I came across as I removed all tables and other formatting from the web pages.

The main problem with CSS is cross browser compatibility. Most designers and users know that browsers display pages differently. Unless you specifically code the site to display the same, or as close as possible, in all browsers, it is almost guaranteed the site will not display the same.

There’s a couple lines of code that should be added to each page.

– First declare a document type. If you are not familiar with a DTD (document type decleration) it looks something like this . The three main types of DTDs are loose, tranistional and strict. I highly recommend strict. Research to see what works best for you, but strict is the safest way to insure cross browser compatibility. It is necessary to declare a DTD or CSS simply will not work the same in the most popular browsers.

– You will also want to add this line:
. This helps fix the IE compatibility error and will help with some sizing issues. It is not a must have. I have had no issues with the IE meta tag though. So, I would recommend adding it for now.

Next I recommend studying the box model of CSS. If you are used to using spacer .gifs, tables and the many other workarounds, this can be a tough habit to break. But once you have a good grasp of the box model, you will no longer need these workarounds for formatting and lay out. Also, if you start using CSS without understanding the box model you will most likely waste a lot of time bogged down trying to fix things that you would of never broken in the first place.

I’ve always hated the expression, “Think outside of the box”. I can truly say with CSS not only think inside the box. Learn to work inside the box.

Which brings us to our next fundamental. In CSS, just as HTML, you can use many types of measurement units. Usually working with pixels is fine, but the EM unit seems to be the most reliable. If you do not use a strict DTD for your pages definitely look at using EM instead of PX. Percentages are fine in most cases, but I have seen some small issues with using percentages. As you do your own research on this you will find more information. The main thing to remember is that 16px = 1em, and not all unit types will work in all browsers. Since pixels are most familiar to web developers, and EM is supported by all major browsers, these are the two main units that should be used.

Inheritance is also very important. Basically, colors, fonts and much more can be changed by CSS. The changes are applied via an external style sheet, a style sheet on the page or even a style applied directly into the HTML. Since the last style applied will be used, make sure you understand how inheritance works. Also, any default browser settings will be overridden by an external, internal or inline style.

A good example is the H1 HTML tag. I like to reset the default size and color of the headline tag. Although the default font is usually times and the default color is black, the font size usually changes slightly from browser to browser.

For instance, if I want most of the H1s to be a 20px Arial font and red, I would apply that in my main, most likely external, style sheet. But let’s say I have a page where I want the H1 tag to be a different size. I can override the external style sheet size with some inline style. So for this example, I really want my headline to stand out, and I change the size to 30px. But the headline color is still red and the font is still Arial.

Why? Even though, I reset the size with an inline style tag, the color and font family was never reset. So, until I override the color, or any other parameter defined by another style sheet, the H1s will inherit, in this case, the Arial font and red shading from the external style sheet.

Note: If you import multiple style sheets, it will use the last style applied to the page. When you use external style sheets the page is processed just as if the code were on the page. So if you run into issues, make sure you are not importing multiple style sheets that are in conflict with each other. A best practice is to make sure that you use unique names for all classes and IDs even if they are in separate style sheets.

Lastly, the default settings, such as margins, padding, colors, etc. can vary slightly from browser to browser, and between different versions of the same browser. Also, as new browsers are released and updated, it would be nice to know that your pages will not break. So at the very beginning of my main style sheet, I like to declare some global settings.

Generally, you will want to override the default padding, margins and borders at a minimum. The padding, margin and border are the main things that vary from browser to browser. Once again, it depends upon your needs. But, because of inheritance, this will override the default browser settings on all of your tags and elements automatically. Personally, I like setting everything to zero with a default color of white. I’ve never had any issues with cross browser compatibility using these settings.

As I said, there is a lot of information about CSS available online and from other sources. This is just a guide on the main areas to focus on first as you become the next CSS expert developer.

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3 Astral Projection Secrets to Help You Astral Travel Tonight

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The steps behind astral projection and learning how to achieve astral travel successfully can be difficult. The reason why, is simple. We make astral projection more difficult then it really is to do. Our minds have an uncanny ability to over analyze everything. The main reason why we do so is often because we fear going outside of our comfort zones. Experiencing new things and new sensations is not something a lot of people consciously enjoy doing, and is the main reason why a lot of us not only make trying new things more difficult then they really are, but over analyze the idea to the point that we believe the scenario inside our heads. The same is true for a lot of people who have tried astral projection and failed. They rationalize out in their minds that just because they couldn’t achieve success on the first few attempts that astral projection is not possible.

However this is not the case. For example, where most people “hit a wall” when attempting astral travel is that point where they begin to feel the sensations emerging, but because the body is fully relaxed it becomes easy for stray thoughts to enter our minds at this crucial stage. Because it is so easy in a fully relaxed state to grab unto these stray thoughts, rather then focusing on the emerging sensations of astral travel, the next thing we know we land up experiencing more of a deep sleep day dream, then actually succeeding at astral projection. It is for this reason that I thought I would give you 3 secrets that can help you break the barriers you might have previously experienced so that you can achieve success tonight.

1. Manage Your Physical World. This secret to astral projection is about the steps we take before we begin our attempt. Make sure you will not be disturbed during your exercise. Nothing can be more distracting then reaching those early sensations, only to have someone come in the room and blow your efforts. Also if your feeling stressed, take the time before you attempt astral travel to reduce your stress levels. Stress can have a big role in your success. By taking some time ahead of your session to think about the stresses in your life and relaxing and reducing their impact in your life can help you be more in tune.

2. Proper Meditation. In order for you to be able to successfully astral travel you must have your body 100% relaxed, not 98% not even 99%. Astral projection is not something can you do right away. It takes time to consider, it takes time to fully relax the body, it takes time to focus on the effort. A lot of people report that their first out of body experiences only lasted about 3 seconds so don’t get discouraged, and take your time. When you reach that fully relaxed state, the secret lies in focusing on that sinking feeling. Whether you make yourself feel like you are floating downward or walking down a flight of steps, it does not matter, anything will work as long as you feel like you are sinking. Be careful not to fall asleep as you do this or let stray thoughts jump into your mind.

3. Use an Aid. It has been shown that astral projection takes place when the mind is able to achieve certain brain wave frequencies. It takes practice and time in order to develop the habit of achieving these astral projection frequencies. The best way to do this is to use an aid designed to help you reach that magic state of the mind faster and easier. You do this though the use of binaural beats. Binaural beats are recordings that are designed to help the mind reach the frequencies that make astral projection possible faster and easier and also aid you in maintaining and keeping that focused sinking feeling.

If you practice and focus on these 2 simple secrets you will find it a lot easier to reach those sensations of early astral projection. After that the whole trick is to just let go. Create a sense of floating or sinking for yourself, but don’t force your body out. The way you are going to accomplish something is to just do it. Ask yourself, “What is it like to be out of body?” Even if you have never been out of body, use your imagination. Once you imagine what it is like to be out of body then you can focus on that and nothing else.

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