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Invest Stock Or Invest Forex?

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Right now, the market thinking is that stock markets and their potential to deliver profits have been cut short of late. No one is surprised that the shrinking economy has just a direct impact on the stock market itself, and this means that more and more investors all over the world are liquidating their investments and pulling out in fear that the red marks on the stock market will just snowball and bankrupt everybody.

Of course this is not true for now as these companies have their own safety nets, coupled with the government bail outs to increase investor confidence. Still, this is not a good time to come in – not with Congress and the Obama administration still being at odds of what should be placed and where. Knowing this, it is time to go back to the fundamentals of trading – with a commodity that will always have the potential to rewards. This of course Is the Forex market, whose liquidity, large payoffs and minimal bureaucracy have attracted a whole host of retail investors, who normally avoided it due to the large volatility issue within the market.

Now, more players see this volatility as a sign of the market being strong, as when currencies stabilise and there is little movement, people do not make money and thus the market becomes stagnant. Invest Forex because it is the market that will reward those who work hard enough to put themselves in line with positive price movements – combining research, systems and strategies to make good profits.

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Best Time Saving System For Creating Information Products

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I’ve been interviewing experts for five years and have found through my work that doing a simple audio interview is the best way to make an information product.

A good interview is just me talking on the phone with an expert, asking questions.

Many of these questions have already been written out for me so I never have to dream them up. It’s simple. All I am is the guy asking the expert good questions that I want to know the answers to. I am not the one with the expertise, instead, I ask the expert what he knows. These answers are also ones that the public would want to know too.

If you want to create real magic, you’ll want to record the interview and have the interview transcribed. Then you will have a digital audio interview that you can sell and use to promote your information product. This interview can be streamed as audio, and the transcript can be read as well.

Your interview writes itself for you by the natural progression of conversational questions and answers communication.

This simple method is how I’ve been able to create dozens of information products.

I am just the guy asking the questions and compiling these answers into audio interviews into ultimately information products.

You can do this too. Record an interview with you and an expert, having a conversation while asking questions you want to know the answers to. It’s probably the simplest way known to man for creating an information product that can sell for hundreds of dollars.

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Good Habits Support Good Results

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Are you perhaps feeling that now’s the time to improve your health and your life? Good habits are often crucial to achieving good results and a positive outcome.

You may be looking to lose weight, become fitter, more successful, are motivated to do well at work or feel it’s time to extend your circle of friends; all require sustained effort to continue beyond the first few enthusiastic days.

Let good habits support good results

– The first thing to appreciate about good habits is that they must have a real resonance for you. If you’re not especially bothered about being slimmer, fitter or more successful, then that lack of enthusiasm won’t sustain you through cold dark evenings or on the tough days when your will power starts to waver. Having friends or family who are pushing you to ‘improve’ only increases your stress levels, resentment and maybe even feelings of low self-esteem. Pick good habits that feel right for you.

– Small steps are a positive way to move towards your bigger goals. Stepping-stones can help to prevent you from feeling overwhelmed at having to tackle everything all at once. Recognise each milestone you achieve; give yourself credit for enrolling in that class, not eating that cake, declining that alcoholic drink. Each decision takes you nearer to those good results.

– Stay focused, but also appreciate that sometimes other options may appear which can add value to your life. Don’t allow yourself to become too distracted from your agreed good habits but equally be ready for great opportunities that may come along. Ring-fence the time, money or mental energy you expend on distractions. Allow yourself to make the most of them and enjoy what they bring to your life, but don’t let them take you away from the big picture and your ultimate goal.

– Being accountable to others can be a great motivator. Having to check in regularly and report on your progress ensures that you keep your eye on each stage of the journey. Knowing that you’ve a regular date in the diary can quickly push temptations out of your mind.

– Joining a group and working together on shared goals can provide a good support network. Exchanging tips, advice and motivational stories can give a real boost on those tired, unenthusiastic days. And if we know our attendance is important to the group’s survival it can inspire us to continue going. Being a group member, even when it’s online, can encourage us to stick with our good habits. The downside though is that if one or two members lose their enthusiasm it can demotivate the rest.

– Sometimes paying upfront to join a club or gym pushes people to go regularly, whilst others lose interest and go only a couple of times even after paying out all that money. For me, I’ve committed to a weekly delivery of locally grown organic vegetables. It’s inspired me to eat at least one item from the box every day and it’s good to cook from scratch, eat fresh organic meals, shop local and sometimes try new things that I’ve never cooked before. Having it arrive every week means there’s no excuse to slack off from eating this healthy veg, and it’s a habit I’m pleased to maintain.

– Be aware of your vulnerable areas and put steps in place to mitigate them. So, for example, if you know that you find reasons to justify stopping at the petrol station, off licence or supermarket every day, where you then ‘accidentally’ buy chocolates, wine, cigarettes or scratch cards, intercept those times and don’t go. Instead, shop online or make a list and shop once a week. Don’t put yourself in temptation’s way.

– Using the services of a professional coach or therapist may be worth considering if you feel there are specific issues which are holding you back and which need to be addressed. Regular sessions could help you move on, introduce a positive mindset, manage stress and determine to treat yourself better.

Be gentle with yourself. It can take 2-6 months for a new habit to become your automatic default. If you experience slip ups, bad days and ‘can’t be bothered’s be kind to yourself and let them go. Remind yourself of all the good reasons you have to persist and start again, knowing that by sticking with your good habits you’ll ultimately support good results and outcomes.

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Cranberry Juice With Acid-Reducing Drugs – Reduce Nutrient Depletion From GERD and Heartburn Drugs

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Cranberry Juice is commonly known to help with decreasing the frequency and/or severity of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and other urinary troubles including kidney stones. One of the chief causes of UTIs is the presence of the bacterium E. coli which adheres to the cell walls of the bladder and urinary tract, thus causing an infection. Cranberry Juice keeps bacteria from sticking to the walls, thus decreasing the likelihood that an infection will result. It also increases the pH of the urine; bacteria that cause UTIs have trouble growing in an acidic environment.

E. coli is often in the news as being the contaminant of recalled food, or being in lakes or other bodies of water where it is suggested people avoid swimming. E. coli is a natural “component” in the feces/stool of mammals-humans too. E. coli helps food break down to release its nutrients for use. It also makes Vitamin K which is essential for blood clotting abilities. Without E. coli in the intestines, a person would bleed to death because Vitamin K is needed to make blood clotting factors.

E. coli bacteria become a problem when there is too much of it, or if it is found in places outside of the intestines and colon. Therefore, food eaten that is contaminated with E. coli causes illness. Often the E. coli that enters the urinary tract comes from the feces of the person who develops the UTI.

Aside from being effective against E. coli, this remarkable Juice has also been found to inhibit the growth of mold and yeast as well, which can also cause bladder infections.

Cranberry Juice has also shown to be a powerful antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory agent. Due to its high mineral and vitamin content, it has been used repeatedly to assist with asthma and other respiratory ailments, cancer, various inflammatory conditions, and even to protect the skin against the damages from UV (ultraviolet) radiation and the sun (Cohen, 2011).

But recently (Cohen, 2011), it was discovered that Cranberry Juice will reduce the amount of nutrient depletion caused by the acid-reducing drugs H2 Blockers and Proton Pump Inhibitors:

>cimetidine (Tagamet®)

>esomeprazole (Nexium®)

>famotidine (Pepcid®)

>lansoprazole (Prevacid®)

>nizatidine (Axid®)

>omeprazole (Prilosec®)

>pantoprazole (Protonix®)

>rabeprazole (Aciphex®)

>ranitidine (Zantac®)

H2 Blockers and Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are often prescribed for the treatment of Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), heartburn, sour stomach and virtually any other symptom that affects the stomach including nausea. It has also been prescribed for heart palpitations when no heart pathology has been found.

In 2010, the drug esomeprazole (Nexium®) was the number 2 prescribed drug in the United States (and number one for income for all drugs prescribed in the same year)-25,872 prescriptions were written for this one GERD drug alone. The cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor® was #1 with 37,523 prescriptions (Drugs, 2011).

Nutrient Depletion by Medical Drugs

All medical drugs deplete vital nutrients from the body, although no one drug depletes them all. Depletion occurs either because the medical drug binds to the nutrient then they both get flushed together, or through a secondary action-the drug interferes with the absorption of the nutrient, so the body’s stores are not revitalized, thus causing a deficiency as the nutrients are used without being replaced in the diet or through supplementation.

Since H2 Blockers and PPIs work in the stomach to reduce the production of acid, most nutrients in the diet are not processed as they should be, thus they do not get absorbed by the body for use.

H2 Blockers and PPIs interfere with the absorption of most of the water-soluble vitamins (the B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, etc.) as well as minerals that require a high degree of stomach acid to convert them into a usable form (such as potassium, magnesium and calcium).

How Can Cranberry Juice Help Prevent Nutrient Depletion by These Drugs?

Cranberry is an acidic substance. Drinking Cranberry Juice with meals helps the nutrients to be absorbed that would otherwise be blocked by the drugs. Cranberries are also a rich source of many nutrients, especially those that are blocked by the H2 Blockers and PPIs, as well as Quercetin which helps decrease inflammation; a side effect common of acid-blocking drugs is inflammation of the lining of the stomach.

Safety Note

Cranberry is in the Ericaceae botanical family. If you have an allergy or sensitivity to any other member of this family, you might also have a reaction to Cranberry. Other medicinal members are bearberries, blueberries, bilberries, mayflower, uva ursi and wintergreen.

Do not eat or drink Cranberries if you are sensitive to any member of this family.

References

Cohen, Suzy (2011). Drug Muggers: Which Medications are Robbing Your Body of Essential Nutrients-and Natural Ways to Restore Them. Emmaus, PA: Rodale.

Drugs.com (2011). “Pharmaceutical Sales 2010” at http://www.drugs.com/top200_units.html.

Best Wishes,

Dr. Ronda Behnke Theys ND, CHom

Homeopathic Centers of America

Disclaimer: The information provided by Dr. Ronda Behnke Theys is for educational purposes only. It is important that you not make health decisions or stop any medication without first consulting your personal physician or health care provider.

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Sports Betting Tips – Sports Betting Tips to Boost Your Winning Rate Part 3

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This may come as a surprise and might seem trivial to you or the most ridiculous sports betting tip ever. I, however, think that this could a decisive aspect of winning or losing sometimes. Never do the betting under influence is the next tip I am going to share with you. How could this be a sports betting tip? You ask.

Let’s journey to Las Vegas or Monaco, perhaps Macao. Do you know why they supply their customers with free drinks, I mean alcoholic drinks? They are not as generous as you think; they are not offering a good customer service as well. They have another purpose namely to cloud you judgment.

When you have too many drinks, it is in your best interest that you better stay away from your computer, in your case it could be a temptation to betting. I believe you do not drink at home while you are going to do online betting. Influence in this case is not limited at that level. Influence means a factor that makes you judge emotionally. A quarrel with your spouse, girl/boyfriend, parents, or anyone can as well be considered as under influence. It depends on how good you take it; retuning to a calm state of mind.

Stay away from betting for your favorite team. As a fanatic fan you are likely to support your team by betting on it. Well, if you could really separate two things, being a fan and being a bettor, then you may allow yourself to bet on the games, in which your favorite team plays.

This seems easy to achieve, but when you are under influence, sometimes you don’t really know what you are actually doing. Now you are wondering how could this be one of sports betting tips after reading it, aren’t you?

I bet you’ll nod your head when you refreshed your past and identified the lost you had because of betting under influence. Anyway, stay tuned for my next part, in which I will cover about research before betting.

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Who Needs A Public Relations Specialist?

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An organization’s reputation, branding, profitability, growth, and future success depend on how effectively they reach and motivate their targeted audiences. Public relations specialists are communication and media professionals acting as advocates for businesses, hospitals, medical professionals, corporations, universities, nonprofit associations and other organizations. Their specialty is building and promoting positive relationships with targeted audiences for their client’s.

Entrepreneurs, professional service providers, small business owners and business managers are increasingly looking to Public Relations Specialists for assistance with strategic planning.

What does a Public Relations Specialist do?

PR Professionals or firms handling publicity for individuals or small organizations often deal with all aspects of the job. They are in involved in making and maintaining contacts and relationships, strategizing and planning, and preparation of promotional materials. They either manage or are directly involved in advertising or sales promotional work in support of marketing.

Depending on the organization’s needs, PR Specialists are involved with the following:

  • Media relations
  • Press Releases
  • Press Conferences
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Media Tours
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Interview Preparation and Coaching
  • Governmental Relations
  • Employee Relations
  • Investor Relations
  • Reputation Management
  • Crisis Management & Communications

The Public Relations Process

There are a number of widely accepted “Public Relations Process Models”. One of the more popular is the process model by Sheila C. Crifasi (2000) which uses the acronym “ROSIE” to define a five-step process of “Research, Objectives, Strategies, Implementation and Evaluation.”

As with just about any professional service, the project starts with some due-diligence and analysis. Objectives are defined along with the strategies to achieve those goals. Media tools are selected and prepared at this stage. Implementation includes materials preparation and release. Program success or failure is determined in the Evaluation stage.

In recent years the Internet has greatly contributed to the selection and accessibility of media tools with real time feedback. These tools are highly prized by marketing and public relations professionals because they provide immediate information on a program’s effectiveness.

The principal instrument for most publicity campaigns is the “press release”, which provides the mass media with the raw material and background for a news story. There are several on-line Press Release Agencies with targeted syndicated feeds to thousands of journalists world wide, such as PRWeb (www.prweb.com). The better on-line Press Agents provide the original publicist with continual “real time” feedback, including how many journalists have read the News Release.

The client organization’s website statistics is another valuable online analytical tool is. Most website hosting companies provide options for access to a detailed statistical tool such as WebTrends (www.webtrends.com). Statistics are updated on a daily basis allowing trends to be spotted at the beginning of a publicity campaign. This near real time feedback helps provide the necessary information required by professionals to effectively manage a campaign while maximizing impact and ROI (Return on Investment).

Another popular publicity tool is “article submission”. As with the Press Release, there are also good sources for targeted and syndicated Article Submission on the Internet such as GoArticles (www.goarticles.com). These articles are often picked up by other websites generating valuable links and targeted traffic to a client’s website.

Selecting a Public Relations Firm

When choosing a PR Firm an organization is selecting the professionals who will be molding its image for clients and customers, the public and for the media. Image is reality in many societies, this decision can have far-reaching effects.

Here are some suggestions on how to select a PR Firm:

1. Determine your most important PR needs. For Example; Are you launching a new product or service? Are you in a crisis management situation? Do you need to establish a relationship with investors?

2. Determine how long you will need the PR services if possible. Is it a long term or even permanent goal such as establishing and maintaining a relationship with investors, or is it a short term project such as promoting a break-through surgical procedure? Remember most PR Firms will ask for at least a 6 month commitment in order to become established and demonstrate affectivity.

3. Research PR Firms. Ask colleagues and business acquaintances? O’Dwyer’s Directory is a good Internet resource. If you are looking for someone local, specify the geographical region in your Internet search. Many PR Firms and Individuals specialize. When doing Internet research on PR Firms, some may have “Case Studies” which reveal details about strategic successes.

4. Conduct phone interviews with the person who would be handling the account if you were to select that agency. Strongly consider similar experience and personal or corporate compatibility throughout the phone and in face to face interviews.

5. Ask for and check references. Most PR Firms have an on-line presence which usually sports a client list. New or Small Firms will often be less expensive than larger firms have more resources to throw at a large project with time constraints. Smaller firms tend to specialize and may know your business very well.

6. Conduct meetings with the prospective candidates and present your program requirements. Look for genuine interest and healthy idea generation. Larger Firms may send an account representative to a meeting. Ask to meet with the PR specialist who will actually be doing the work, especially if long term compatibility is important.

The Escalating Demand for Corporate Accountability

The need for professional public relations in an increasingly competitive business environment is igniting demand for Public Relations Specialists by businesses, organizations and institutions of all sizes. The value of a company is measured by its balance sheet, but continued success is determined by the quality of its public visibility.

The escalating public, investor and governmental demand for corporate accountability will continue to place emphasis on building public confidence and favorable client image, which are best managed by Public Relations Professionals.

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The Benefits of Woodworking

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What is Woodworking?

Woodworking is the known as the building or the creation of objects out of wood. You can create a lot of different objects from woodworking and these objects can be as big as gazebos or as small as wooden toys. No matter how big or small your personal project may be you will be very likely to accomplish that goal with woodworking. In addition, woodworking has many personal as well as emotional benefits! In this article I am going to briefly identify some of these benefits for you.

Woodworking as a Career:

A lot of people who love to work with their hands have turned that love into a career through woodworking. People who build things out of wood are generally known as carpenters. Carpenters can work on a variety of woodworking projects and job types. For instance, some carpenters own their carpentry business and these individuals have the luxury to set their work hours. This benefit allows carpenters the opportunity to spend more time with their families and have less job stress. Raising children is a really difficult task no matter what way you approach the task! For a carpenter who owns his or her own business, this task might not be as hard because that individual will have more time to be a part of his or her child’s life. By playing a bigger role in the life of your child you will be having a greater impact on the type of character that child develops into, which is a huge concern for any loving parent. In addition to these benefits, carpentry can also have health benefits as well.

Physical Health Benefits of Woodworking:

Woodworking requires working with and carrying wood around a lot. This results in more physical activity, which results in better physical health. Keeping your body physically fit is really important and can help prevent the occurrence of various illnesses later on in life. By being physically fit you can reduce chances that you will have a heart attack, have seizures, become a diabetic, and reduce the chances of having a number of other illnesses.

Do It Yourself Woodworking Saves Money:

I always feel like I paid way too much when I go to home improvement stores and buy patio furniture, and I am sure that I am not the only person who has felt this way! A successful business owner once told me to always increase the sales price of a product to double what you obtained it for. This way, you can always reduce the product to 50 percent off and still come out without acquiring any losses. This seems like it might be the same tactic that home improvement stores use in selling their wooden furniture products. Regardless, there is a way that you can get around paying the extra money and that has to do with building it yourself. Luckily, there are several really good woodworking products that offer thousands of detailed woodworking plans for hundreds of different project types. So, you can really build anything you want or see in any home improvement store. Doing something yourself does take a little bit of time but the time is well spent when you end up saving hundreds of dollars as a result of your hard work.

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