SMS marketing is a highly evolved and result producing advertising method. Lots and lots of companies are making use of short message service to promote their products and services in an effective way. The benefits of this advanced marketing tool are really worth the money being spent on it. The following are some of the main advantages of SMS marketing.

1. Everyone carries their mobile wherever they go and involuntarily read any new incoming message. So your ad message will be immediately viewed and so SMS marketing is particularly useful for time-sensitive marketing campaigns.

2. Most SMS get read immediately unlike emails, so there is greater chance of your ad message being read.

3. And hence SMS marketing has higher response rate than other marketing strategies

4. Bulk SMS software comes at a very low price making this process highly cost effective.

5. The main advantage of this type of promotion is that it is very flexible.

Note : Text messages have a read rate of at least 82% (source).

Uses of SMS marketing

1. It helps a company to stay in touch with the customers through bulk SMS service and increases its customer loyalty.

2. Sending bulk SMS on new offers and discounts to the existing customer database can result in repeat sales.

3. When you launch a new product, service or campaign, it is very easy to get customer feedback by sending bulk SMS.

4. Some companies successfully use SMS marketing as a money raising tool by running some competition via SMS.

5. It is also very useful in attracting new customers.

Bulk SMS has gained tremendous importance in SMS marketing arena in recent years. Many companies are in search of an effective bulk SMS software to send in promotional messages to their target recipients. However, it is quite difficult for business owners to find reliable service providers who can offer them a collection of up-to-date and cost effective SMS marketing tools. Usually, bulk SMS software allows you to send bulk SMS directly from your excel database stored in your computer to the receiver’s mobile phone. Choosing a reliable service provider can help you to get a detailed and self explanatory demo of the entire process in order to understand the various aspects of this advertising tool. Also they are capable of providing detailed information on various tariff plans available. Through a single click you can deliver thousands of SMS to various recipients.

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The saying, “time is money” certainly applies in the business world, but it applies in the kitchen, too. Saving time and money in the kitchen really helps with family time and the family budget. So it works in our favor when we come up with cooking ideas that save time and money in the kitchen. There are a lot of kitchen shortcuts out there, but no matter which way you cut the roast, cooking is still cooking. So what are some cooking ideas that will save you time and money?

Easy cooking is a great place to start. We all like to think of ourselves as good cooks, but not everything has to be complicated. It’s hard to save time and money if you aren’t organized. So get organized by focusing on what to cook and when to cook. Write your cooking ideas down and put them in your own personal cooking book. Along with planning what to cook, you should plan when to cook. Most people assume they have to cook dinner between the hours of 4 pm and 7 pm. As the norm this is great, but make sure you are using easy recipes for dinner.

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Here is another one we found works in our house. Cook dinner at breakfast. No, most would not classify this as a normal habit. Think of it this way. By cooking your dinner in the morning, you will not have the evening rush of “what to cook” which regularly translates into “where can I order out” because you don’t have the time or energy to make a home cooked meal. Prepare your dinner meal while you are fixing breakfast, and then put it in the refrigerator. When you get home, you will only have to reheat and a home cooked meal is on the table in a jiffy. This is especially good when you are cooking for kids.

Here is a another one from the cooking book. Dig out the crock pot. We do this a lot on Sundays. There are healthy and great tasting dishes that you can make in a crock pot. In the morning, all your ingredients get added to the pot. By dinner, it’s ready to serve. How much prep time do you have when you get home? Just long enough to set the table. Talk about easy cooking! To us, this is as close as it comes to having someone cook your dinner for you. Shop around. There are some great crock pot recipes available that will tantalize your taste bud.
Along with those quick and easy recipes, try this. Plan a kitchen table picnic. What does that mean? It means you use paper plates and plastic ware. Does that beat washing the dishes or what?! Even the kids can get involved with throwing out the plates when they are done eating. I f you do this when you do crock pot cooking, then you have only one dish to wash, the crock pot!

This one needs prep time, but offers you a real break on a day to day basis. We do this about five or six times a year. We cook for a whole month a one time. Everything goes in the freezer. When we are done, there are 30 dinners in the freezer. It takes two days to get it all done, but for a month, dinner is on the table about 20 minutes after we get home. If a month seems overwhelming, start with doing meals for a week or two. Every night then has easy recipes for dinner!

Save time. Save money. It’s a great way to run a kitchen. The more easy cooking and cost effective cooking you can do, the better off your kitchen is!

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Many business owners will here hear the phrase ‘search engine optimisation’ (or SEO) from friends in the business community or even competitors and may consider it as a route to increasing sales, but what is SEO? Alternatively, a business owner may have tried ‘SEO services’ in the past and found it either didn’t work as well as expected or was working, but no longer as effective – this article explains what SEO is, and why ‘new’ SEO is working better than ever.

I have been working in search engine optimisation and ranking website market, before it was even called SEO. Here are the changes in SEO since the start of the new millennium and what you should be looking for in the SEO services that your SEO Agency offers or provides.

We take a look back at SEO through the years and explain what SEO is today and how best to utilise it for our website.

SEO in 2000

Back at the start of the Millennium the ‘big’ search engines that most people were using were Lycos and Excite. Of course, back then a very small percentage of the UK population had access to the internet and those that did had a slow ‘dial-up’ system.

Websites were one or two pages with basic information to allow them to load quickly (within 20 seconds). SEO practices back then were to ‘hide’ as many keywords on a page as possible, so the website was found for those searches without making the page look to spammy for visitors.

In 2002 Google launched something called ‘AdWords’ and it was predicted to be the death of SEO, as people could pay for prominence, on the now the number 1 website for starting internet searches.

In 2003, Yahoo purchased Inktomi, AltaVista and FAST, which was basically the end of all of the ‘smaller’ search engines. Google started to stamp down on ‘spam’ practices and websites. At the same time Google realised that ‘AdWords’ were not going to kill off SEO and that in fact the ‘natural listings’ encouraged visitors back to their search engine platform. Google started to recognise ‘professional SEO’ experts and promoted good SEO rather than spamming SEO.

2004 saw the first website ‘banned’ from the internet as Google took action against websites that were spamming them. They also took legal action against the “SEO Company” responsible.

To rank a website in 2006 you just needed links back to your website and so buying links / link exchange was all the rage and most websites had a web page where they would list companies and links to their website (I am still amazed how many websites continue this practice).

Between 2004 and 2008 Google, now was the only real “player” in the search engine world, started taking action against poor linking practices and companies and started tightening up on spam and buying links. The ‘Noughties” ended with all “naughty” SEO practices being practically stamped out, as Google concentrated on ranking websites based on their content and it’s relevance to the search being carried out. I will recommend free diy seo tool

SEO in 2010

Between 2010 and 2015 we started to see the search engines take notice of ‘Social Media’ sites and soon the results were filled with Twitter ‘tweets’ in the results. (I can still see the face of one of my customers when searching Google for his business, and the whole first page of the search results were compiled of tweets of a Twitter conversation that two members of staff had been having about how terrible the company was!)

Videos and images were also brought in to the search results with the Google ‘Caffeine’ update.

Google introduced “personal search results” with the websites shown in the search results based on your previous searches and websites you had visited before. This caused a ‘bit of a stir’ in the SEO world as customers claimed their websites were “top of Google” for any search they did related to their industry, just because they had visited their own website many times before, so Google of course fed them back the website for all relevant searches. This can still be a bit of an issue until you show them the new ‘Google Incognito search’.

The focus on ranking websites was on being found for BIG keywords. A ‘Plumber’ in Bristol would want to rank for that search, and so that was the focus.

Google ‘Panda’ and ‘Penguin’ updates figuratively killed off ‘link exchanges’ with huge penalties for websites who had irrelevant links pointing towards them. At the same time Google introduced “no follow links” to allow websites to provide relevant links to other websites and information without penalising either party. It was the start of “safe linking”. Quality and relevant content was now the key to ranking in the search engines.

A report by the ‘Office For National Statistics’ in 2014 stated:

  • 38 million adults (76%) in Great Britain accessed the Internet every day, 21 million more than in 2006, when directly comparable records began.
  • Access to the Internet using a mobile phone more than doubled between 2010 and 2014, from 24% to 58%.
  • 74% of all adults bought goods or services online, up from 53% in 2008. Clothes (49%) were the most popular online purchase in 2014.
  • Of all adults in Great Britain, 67% are aware of Internet storage space services, but the take up of these services to store data is much lower at 35%.
  • In Great Britain, 22 million households (84%) had Internet access in 2014, up from 57% in 2006.
  • Fixed broadband Internet connections were used by 91% of households.

The UK was now (almost) internet savvy and usage of mobile phones to visit websites was huge.

SEO 2015 and Onwards

The biggest change to the search engines in 2015 was the ‘penalisation’ of websites that were not “mobile friendly” – a mobile friendly website has different information for the smaller screen to make it easier for the user to read and understand. In ensuring that users got the best experience Google started ranking mobile friendly or responsive websites (where the website automatically changes its size and format to fit the screen) higher in the rankings.

The UK population were using their mobile phones for local searches, and local companies could at last gain an advantage over the large corporates or ‘national’ companies on the internet.

The introduction of ‘semantic search’, where Google brings back websites in the results not based on the keywords, but the content on a page, again changed the way SEO agencies looked at working on websites. Ranking for the ‘Big’ keywords, such as ‘Plumber Bristol’ became less important, as internet users became more savvy with their searches. ‘Long tail keywords’, and as many as possible, started to grow website visitors and more importantly, conversions.

What is The SEO Process Today?

It is probably correct to say that the processes or practices associated with search engine optimisation have now out grown the term ‘SEO’

In years gone by working the content and structure of a website was enough. Now, there is so much more to do to not only rank a website in search engines, but to get customer engagement. A better description of the service would be ‘digital marketing’.

Old practices, as mentioned earlier, meant ‘big’ keywords were key to ranking. A focus on a single keyword per page or even for a whole website would rank the business and back then it was all about ‘rankings’.

Old way of doing SEO

Today there are a number of factors to consider in regards to SEO. ‘Semantic search’ is the main driver and conversion the main goal, not rankings.

Semantic search is where Google returns information on the page, not the description the website creator input, back to the searcher. An example of this would be to take the ‘Plumber Bristol’ example. A few years ago you would have concentrated on ranking the business for “Plumber Bristol”, “Plumber in Bristol” and perhaps “Emergency Plumber Bristol” – although this still holds true for businesses that offer a solution for ‘distress purchases’ (where time and a solution outweigh the need for information and advice) better practice throughout a website is to add content that offers advice and guidance and includes ‘long tail keywords’ (3 or 4 word searches) such as “Emergency plumber with free callout in Bristol” or “Reviews for an Emergency Plumber near me”. Google wants the user to have the best experience and find the relevant information quickly, and semantic search achieves this. This is also sensible for a business owner. Would you rather your website was found by a searcher looking for “Plumber Bristol” where they could be after information, looking to get a job, looking for a plumbing service that you may not offer, or for a specific and targeted search such as “best emergency Plumber near BS7″? “Plumber Bristol” will get you a website visitor, being found for “best emergency Plumber near BS7″ will get you a customer.

In terms of keywords this is the largest change Google have made and it is here to stay. SEO or digital marketing is no longer about where you rank, but how many different search terms you can be found for and their conversion in to paying customers.

Website Content

A few years ago (and only 2 or 3 years ago) Google suggested to professional SEO Agencies that 300 words on a page was sufficient content. Last year they stated the MINIMUM should be at least 500 words.

Every day I am asked to review a website by a potential customer – and most of them have between 150 to 250 words on a page. This is common practice. There are two ways to look at this. Either Google has to change it’s expectations as most websites do not meet their grade or another way to look at this is as an easy way to jump the competition by simply adding content to your website. Do you think Google will lower it’s expectations or expect websites to improve to their standard? Google released the ‘mobile friendly’ update knowing that somewhere around 80% of websites would need to be upgraded – and they did it anyway as it benefitted over 50% of there users. Quality content effects 100% of their users.

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Before spending your hard earned money on an elliptical, you should be certain that you are getting the best in terms of quality as well as value for your money. The best resource for finding out about various elliptical trainers is to read up on some trainer reviews and looking through more than one will help you well in your decision on a particular make and model. After all, you will not want to waste your money on something that will turn out to be nothing better than rubbish. And to also know how much will the trainer cost and which would be ideal for your particular needs. A review can also provide you with the details concerning the newest machine in the market. Not only providing you the healthy benefits to an elliptical machines, it can also offer you a frank view on what to expect in one.

Nevertheless, before read-through of various elliptical machine reviews, you need to first consider what are the factors that will be applicable in rating various elliptical trainers. Since these reviews are more often than not experiences from various consumers of the product around the globe, each one are full of information about the product as well as their first-hand experience from using it. Therefore, it pays to know that various elliptical trainer reviews will look into on three particular groups, as far as price is concerned which include economy, mid-range as well as commercial. Having spending the time reading up different elliptical reviews, you would find one particular elliptical make that stands out from the rest and that is the Proform 20.0. You would do well to consider the many diverse remarkable features that are offered on different ellipticals, and it is also possible to program dissimilar ellipticals to do different things with your next workout. According to my elliptical reviews, the Proform 20.0 is selling at around eight hundred dollars and clearly, for that price comes stuffed with many features such as an iPod and MP3 player which are accompanied by superb pair of speakers which means you can channel to the music and enjoy your workout at the same time.

On top of this, these elliptical workouts tell you that the Proform 20.0 allows you to make use of the speakers as your very own electronic coach. This electronic coach will help you get through the different steps. Keep an eye out for reviews which stresses the health benefits and price of a certain product. These are almost two of the most widely sought subject when consumers are looking for the best machine for their needs. These topics are generally assessment on different products and how they would change the overall workout session of the consumer, and if the features validate its total costs. As such, some trainers will be suggested because they are of the right power and because they are steady as well as come with longer warranties while others may rate the trainer according to how even are the ride and how simple the trainer to operate is.

healthy people running on threadmill at sport club representing sport recreation exercise and healthy lifestyle concept

Beside from the cost of the product, these categories of reviews should include the most essential health benefits like calories burned, muscle groups and cardiovascular benefits that you could get from the machine that you are planning to buy. Sometimes, you might be able to find trainer reviews being written on certain web sites and which may be prejudiced or simply individual opinions and though they may help you make a decision on a particular trainer, you still need to use caution before making a decision. Some companies may even pay others to put in writing good or bad reviews depending on which brand is being evaluated – which is from theirs or the competitors.

Another useful review that you should pay consider to is the strength of the product as well as the maintenance costs to keep it in good operating condition. It is quite true that most consumers in the market just buy the product without knowing its sturdiness and maintenance, depending everything on the cost rather than the actual design of the product and benefits of the product.

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Getting a date and going out with someone is real easy but when it comes to the matter of telling them that you love them most people seem to stumble. One of the biggest fears most people have is the fear of rejection and often due to this they never confess their love to their mate. You see rejection often comes when your approach is wrong. This is the major reason why you must know this at all costs. Read on to discover how to tell someone that you love them and achieve earth shattering results extremely fast.

Tell him/her what they really mean to you- It’s always better to express love before you actually verbally say it. You see when there are strong feelings involved your mate will never refuse. Make your mate feel extremely special in your company and you should always try to bring joy in their life. And when you feel the moment is right you must tell them how much you love them & not be confused by thinking how to tell someone you love them

Search for that perfect moment- You see the timing and the moment has a strong role to play when it comes to the matter of expressing your love for someone. You must make sure that the time and the moment are perfect as saying I love you at the wrong time might spoil your chances forever. The best time would be when you and your mate are having a great time together and everything seems to be going perfect.

How to face rejection? – Well here is a sneaky trick where you can easily escape rejection. If you said I love you and your partner shows dry feelings or you might feel he/she is about to reject you then quickly say “I was kidding”. You see doing this would save you a lot of embarrassment.

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A flood is a natural phenomenon that can occur anywhere that have harmful effects on people and the environment, it brings too much water damage in a certain place. There are many reasons or causes of flood, it can be developed and may happen very quickly over a short period of time due to heavy rain that cause river and/or seas to over flow their banks that may happen anytime, anywhere even without warning or signs.

It is very dangerous, it may bring tragedies, and it can damage your home and may bring property loss. Before a flood could happen make sure that you are ready. Make sure that you do not have valuable items and appliances in your basement. Get a flood insurance, it will help you restore everything after a flood happens. And also, make sure your fuse box or the main breaker and utility meters are raised above the flood level in your home because water and electricity cause electrical spark that can cause fireand to avoid electrical shock. It is better to check your local building officials or city engineers, if you are not sure what your flood level is.

Water damage is any damage done by water like the flood and could also happen inside your home like a leak on your sink. This water damage causes wetness or dampness that helps the growth of moisture-related mold and mildew that are toxics, and bring reactions such as immune disorders, pathogenic disease and cancer, and also causes an allergic reactions like headaches, disorientation and dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, chronic asthma, open sores, rashes and chronic fatigue.

Water damage can cause molds, it can be found everywhere; they are microscopic organisms that produce enzymes that digest organic matter to reproduce spores. They are part of the fungi family; it also includes yeast and mildews. In nature, mold plays a key role in the decomposition of leaves, wood and other plant debris because without mold, we wouldn’t have great foods and medicines, such as cheese and penicillin. A problem starts when mold starting to digest organic materials like our homes.

Once the mold has settled in your home due to water damage, they need moisture to begin growing. They can grow on wood, ceiling tiles, wallpaper, paints, carpet, sheet rock, and insulation. To control mold, we need to control moisture in our house.

There are many reasons for water damage and are requiring an adequate care to avoid the water damage that can occur in your residence or place like checking and fixing regularly any drips.

Providing attention to the roof is also very important. A leaking roof can do more damage due to rain than a leaking faucet. With a leaking roof, it is possible to have damage that the water might turn into mold. Click Here for more details..

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An online dating agency is the place where singles converge in search for love. They sign up to services that will see them matched to suitable partners. The agencies will invite as many profiles as possible which will then be used to match singles. In the United States alone, there are over 100 dating agencies online. Never mind those agencies that are cropping up everyday. But why are these agencies very popular?

First, you need to consider the need for companionship. It is a need that we human beings cannot escape. To fulfill these need, we find the most efficient way to do this. Our busy lives will not allow the same old traditional ways of dating. This is a sure way to have diversity in our connections. An online dating agency has to provide good services to ensure members are satisfied. There are several things that will make an online dating agency superior than others. First, the issue of security. This being a mainstay for online predators, an agency has to protect its members. There are several ways to do this. The most important thing is to ensure that clients know that the agency is committed to security. Their policy on this must be very clear. Checking members for criminal backgrounds ensures that no offender has his or her profile in the data bank. There is another group of ‘offenders’ that singles do not want near them. They are the married people. They are prohibited from participating in the singles forum, usually, an online dating agency will have a stern warning for them. Do you know the Leading dating and matchmaking agency in Switzerland ?

A good online dating agency will have a balanced ratio of women to men. If there is no form of balance, the service will be deemed to provide a low quality service. Know how many profiles are present and, know the number of women to men. There are exceptions when it comes to gay agencies. The other thing is simplicity. Singles do not want any jargon when looking for a soul mate. Agencies that are concise and clear will be more popular with singles. The other thing is cost. Many agencies provide a quality free service. Singles love free and fair prices. The bottom line will have to be the prospects of finding a good partner using this service. Agencies that like conning members are short lived. Such agencies constantly ask for fees you never agreed to. It is therefore very vital to read terms and conditions before you agree to anything. Success stories are always an attraction to a good agency. Every single who wishes to join an agency should read them. Not only will they be encouraged, but they will look forward with a positive attitude. Make a habit of reading reviews for agencies. This way, you will know what to expect even as you make your decision. It is exciting to sign up to these services knowing that you will come out with something or someone special. Take every dating advise from these agencies.

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You have probably seen labels on DVDs and may even have thought about printing them yourself for your personal DVD collection. With the many advancements in printing technology, you can now print the labels from your own home with the help of a printer. Today most people use inkjet printers for printing on labels. The introduction of inkjets made printing on labels a very simple task.

Just a few years ago, printing these types of labels was a time consuming task, and the quality was poor. Today most people use inkjet printers or laser printers for orienting and printing the labels. But due to their cheapness, inkjet printers are more preferred by ordinary people for printing labels.

Inkjet printers make use of different ink tanks filled with 4 to 6 colors for label printing. The inkjet printer labels are available in different sizes on the market. They are manufactured by most of the major brands in the printing industry including HP, Lexmark, and Canon. You can choose the shape of inkjet printer labels from a wide range of choices. This includes square, rectangular and circular labels. But if you want to print on these labels effectively it is very important to have an adequate knowledge of label printing software and printers.

You can choose designs for your label from a wide range of choices. Most of the templates can be easily retrieved from the internet. There are thousands of websites on the internet offering free templates for your inkjet printer labels. There are also scratch resistant templates on the market.

If you don’t like the templates you find on the internet then you can make your own designs with the help of Microsoft Word. The help section in Microsoft Word will teach you the basic knowledge you will need for template designing. But if you want to design labels that come with complex color combinations and patterns you can try professional template designing software.

Are your labels missing the price and quality of Revay Labels. When you are designing templates, to get the best results it is highly recommended that you draw a border on the inkjet printer label so that your template will be accurate. You can try drawing the border a little larger as it will be beneficial after printing.

Before printing on the label it is highly recommended that you read the user manual of the printer. It will help you to learn more about the choices available for printing labels. You can also change the settings of the printer so that it is suitable for label printing. As this is an advanced operation you must attempt this only after going through the manual thoroughly. Once you have a thorough understanding of your printer, you can use your imagination to create unique patterns and designs for your labels.

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Traveling can be very stressful sometimes – no matter if you are traveling to another domestic city for business or to a foreign country for pleasure, airport transfer services can truly come in handy. After a long flight, the last thing you want or need is to rent a car and start driving to your hotel. This is where the airport transfers step in and make sure you get a comfortable ride all the way to your destination. Available for executives, families, small or large groups as well as for individual clients, airport transfers are a great alternative to taxis, buses or other means of public transportation. The transfer is done with a clean private car, and it can surely add value to your overall trip.

Airport transfers have changed over the years, and everybody can now enjoy cost-effective and hassle-free transfers to and from the airport, without having to worry about anything. No hidden fees, no paperwork to worry about and, most importantly – you will not have to wait in line either! Taxis are always an option, but sometimes they can be hard to find and ridiculously expensive, especially if you are not from around the area and the driver can tell that right away – when that happens, some drivers tend to take the longest route. Why should you pay extra, when you can enjoy the same comfort and quality at a fraction of the price? Here you will find out more about the benefits of airport transfer services, and why you should consider these services next time you book a flight!

Convenient And Accessible

First and foremost, airport transfers are very simple and straightforward: once you have reached your destination, the driver will load your luggage into the car and take you straight to your destination. Perhaps the most notable advantage of airport services over renting a car is that there is no paperwork to be worried about: no lengthy contracts and no fine prints at the bottom of the page. The airport transfer car will be out there waiting for you, even if your flight is delayed or your baggage is lost – unlike it happens with renting a private airport car, which can be very time-consuming and bothersome. You know exactly what you get, and your transfer will take place in a very transparent manner. All you have to do is to book the airport transfer service in advance, and it will wait for you outside the airport, thus helping you save a lot of time.

Safe And Efficient

If you plan to travel to a foreign country, then you should know that airport transfers are great if you are not familiar with the local driving rules and regulations. There are some slight differences from one country to another, so why risk getting a speeding ticket or even having your driver’s license suspended because of something you are not familiar with? Airport transfers are the best choice in this case: you can count on the driver to take you to your destination quickly and safely, for he is not only familiar with the local legislation, but he also knows the language. You do not have to worry about getting lost, especially if you are traveling to a big city. I must say Airport Transfers Jamaica is best for providing Airport Transfers.

Cost-Effective

Another benefit of opting for airport transfer services is that you can choose different package deals – there are several different offers at your disposal, and all you have to do is to focus on the one that best meets your budget and your needs.

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It is interesting to note that individuals tend to dress in a way that reveals their personality and values.

The other day I met a gentleman who was wearing a Saskatchewan Roughrider cap. When I teased him by saying “You are a brave individual to wear that hat in public” he replied “Hope springs eternal”. You see the football team has had a horrible year and at that point their statistics were nine losses and no wins. My friend showed both courage and loyalty in his choice of apparel! By the way, he was also wearing a University of Lethbridge jacket. Another show of support on his part!

I will recommend you to buy and wear Dinosaur T Shirt which is in trending these days. Sometimes people choose designer clothing for their wardrobe. I’m not sure if they like it, believe it is made better or think that it is an important status symbol to dress in brand-names.
Others choose wardrobes that communicate messages in print such as “Baby on board” or “Security”. Still others wear items that were purchased at their favourite vacation spot or at a concert.

Often charities produce shirts in special colours with logos for their walkathons or fundraising events. Names on clothing might promote a sports team, business association or just the name of the person who is wearing the item.

Photos or words can be humourous or can carry a serious message. My older son, for example, is a computer “geek”. He has a shirt with lights that flash in the same way as a computer that it “booting up”. He thinks this is so cool because it announces to the world what he is passionate about…

Style of clothing can reveal a lot about a person. For example, I tend to wear dresses in the summer and pants in the winter because of our climate conditions. Those who purchase classic items can have a consistent look despite changes in style over time.

When we were young my aunt used to say “Dress for the job you want, not the one you already have”. You see beliefs influence actions. The other day, when I was having my nails done, there was another customer who was wearing pajamas! I guess comfort was her primary goal.

Sometimes we have choices and sometimes we don’t. I think it is sad when someone dresses in a provocative fashion thinking that they look attractive and not realizing that not all those around them agree!

Many agencies and businesses have a dress code and most parents also have expectations about what their teenagers should be wearing. Clothing that is too small or too large is not flattering. Colour also plays an important part in setting a mood and helping us look our best (or worst).

So, this week’s homework is to think about how you dress and what message you are conveying to yourself and others. Do you feel good about what is hanging in the closet and on your body? If not, get rid of it and start focusing on who you really are and what you really want to communicate to the world.

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Everyone knows that the engagement rings is the most precious jewelry for the person who buy’s it and the person who person who receives it on engagement night. The most traditional and old style of the engagement ring is round bright of diamond mostly. This is the awesome way to share your feelings with your life partner by giving such an experience gift but some time classic rings or traditional didn’t meet the style you looking for.

The second best way as an alternative to the traditional rings is to use the wooden rings. The wooden rings are something unique and non-traditional engagement rings you can give to your life partner. It also looking very elegant and much less expensive as compare to the traditional diamond ring. Because this ring not has costly diamond on it, it’s made up of wood.

Wooden ring crafted much narrow as compared to traditional ring without compressing the ring structure. So the wooden ring is much more comfortable than traditional. It’s also very light weight because it’s made up of wood whereas the traditional ring has very heavy stone on it! Which is very difficult to wear it for long period of time? Also traditional rings are less durable you have to take care of it as much as possible because if you don’t care of it can get black due to water and stone can be dropped out of it which causes huge loss.

It’s not easy to make an elegant looking, simple and beautiful wooden ring, so there are few best online stores to buy best wooden rings for your life partner.

But one more thing you must keep in your mind while buying the wooden ring is that your partners mind because you are buying for his/her and it will be on his/her choice. If your partner likes traditional ring never buy wooden one it will hurt her and also mess up your engagement night. But if your partner likes new latest trends go for the wooden one it will be the best ring of this modern world.

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A successful website design ensures that the visitor easily finds the information he came looking for. The design needs to be in such a way that the information is emotionally appealing, structurally functioning and visually pleasing. Apart from being able to satisfy the visitor, the website design should also be equally appealing to search engines so that they rank the website on top of search results. It is very difficult to satisfy both humans as well as search engines as both these have different requirements. The trick lies in being able to integrate the requirements of both in a website design that is approved by humans as well as search engines. I will recommend Tulsa Web Design

Website designs are of three types, namely static, dynamic or CMS and e-commerce websites. Choosing the type of website design depends on the type of business and requirement of the business owners. Each of these website designs can be built on different platforms. Read on to find out more about each type of website design and the platforms used.

1. Static website design-

When you just need a few pages on your website and do not want the information to change, a static design is the best bet. The information on a static site remains the same and has no changes happening in course of time. Static websites are created in HTML and CSS. They are very easy to develop and are easily indexed by search engines. However they are weak when it comes to completing complex tasks. Another major setback is that static websites need to be manually updated and this is a time-consuming and monotonous task.

2. Dynamic of CMS web design-

A dynamic website design can deliver dynamic information. This means depending on changes happening, the website information would be automatically updated based on a few criteria. A dynamic web design usually is built on content management platforms like WordPress, Joomla etc. The only disadvantage is that this type of website is difficult to build and also is not easily indexed by search engines. The different CMS platforms on with these dynamic websites are built are

· Drupal- Built and used by a lot of very active people around the world Drupal is an open source content management platform. It is a free system that can be used to build any type of website.

· Joomla- This is a very popular content management system used mainly by individuals, small businesses and large organizations. It is very easy to create a website using Joomla as a platform.

· WordPress- The most easiest and convenient platform, WordPress is also free to use. You get to find a lot of plugins that will ensure you have the website of your dreams. WordPress is very easy to use and also you can edit information on the website without being HTML gurus.

3. E-commerce website-

If you run an online business and the website involves sales you might want to consider an e-commerce website. A good platform remains non messy and helps you take care of all the technical aspects of the website. There is a multitude of e-commerce platforms to choose from. A few are discussed below.

· Magneto- If you are a newbie with intentions of making a jumpstart into online selling magneto is a good consideration. Being free, magneto is open source and so has several extensions. Magneto is also SEO ready with ensures that you have very little work to do.

· OsCommerce- A very popular platform, this is easy to set up and work with. The popularity makes this a very common platform which is a downside. However in order to make your website using osCommerce unique, you get a number of add-ons that can easily do the trick.

· OpenCart- This is a free platform with the advantage of being able to sell unlimited products within a number of categories.

· Volusion- Though it has a small startup prize, volusion has a good collection of designs. The downside is that it is a hosted service and can go down anytime.

There are many more e-commerce platforms like shopify, virtuemart, zeuscart, zencart etc. Choosing any one of these wonderful platforms ensures your website performs as required.

The type of website design needed should be decided only after the business owner performs a lot of extensive research. The design should be able to fulfil the owners’ website requirement with ease. If you are one who doesn’t like to be bothered with the website once it is created and complete then the static type is for you. On the contrary if you are planning to add a blog to the website and will be updating new posts now and then, the dynamic website is what you will benefit from.

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Online casinos

There are a large number of online casinos, in which people can play casino games such as Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, and many others. These games are played against the “house”, which makes money due to the fact that the odds are slightly in its favour. Some unscrupulous sites have been proven to offer rigged games, which are less mathematically fair than they appear.

Online poker

There are a large number of online poker rooms which offer various games of Poker, most commonly Texas hold ’em, but also Omaha, Seven-card stud, and other game types. Players play against each other, with the “house” making its money through the “rake”.

Online sports betting

Several major bookmakers offer fixed-odds gambling over the internet, with gamblers typically betting on the results of sporting events.
A relatively new internet innovation is the bet exchange, which allows individuals to place bets with each other (with the “house” taking a small commission).

Funds Transfers

Typically, gamblers upload funds to the online gambling company, make bets or play the games that it offers, and then cash out any winnings. European gamblers can often fund gambling accounts by credit card or debit card, and cash out winnings directly back to the card.

Find the top UK gambling sites.

Because of the questionable legality of online gambling in the United States, however, U.S. credit cards frequently fail to be accepted. However, a number of intermediary companies – such as Firepay, Neteller, and Moneybookers – offer accounts with which (among other things) online gambling can be funded. Casino operators and online poker rooms often offer incentives for using these ‘alternative payment methods’.
Payment by cheque and wire transfer is also common.

General legal issues

Online gambling is legal and regulated in many countries including the United Kingdom and several nations in and around the Caribbean Sea.
The United States Federal Appeals Courts has ruled that the Federal Wire Act prohibits electronic transmission of information for sports betting across state lines. There is no law prohibiting gambling of any other kind.
Some states have specific laws against online gambling of any kind. Also, owning an online gaming operation without proper licensing would be illegal, and no states are currently granting online gaming licenses.
The government of the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, which licenses Internet gambling entities, made a complaint to the World Trade Organization about the U.S. government’s actions to impede online gaming.

The Caribbean country won the preliminary ruling but WTO’s appeals body has partially reversed that favorable ruling in April, 2005. The appeals decision effectively allowed state laws prohibiting gambling in Louisiana, Massachusetts, South Dakota and Utah. However, the appeals panel also ruled that the United States may be violating global trade rules because its laws regulating horse-racing bets were not applied equitably to foreign and domestic online betting companies. The panel also held that certain online gambling restrictions imposed under US federal laws were inconsistent with the trade body’s GATS services agreement.

In March 2003, Deputy Assistant Attorney General John G. Malcolm testified before the Senate Banking Committee regarding the special problems presented by online gambling. A major concern of the United States Department of Justice is online money laundering. The anonymous nature of the Internet and the use of encryption make it especially difficult to trace online money laundering transactions.

In April 2004 Google and Yahoo!, the internet’s two largest search engines, announced that they were removing online gambling advertising from their sites. The move followed a United States Department of Justice announcement that, in what some say is a contradiction of the Appeals Court ruling, the Wire Act relating to telephone betting applies to all forms of Internet gambling, and that any advertising of such gambling “may” be deemed as aiding and abetting. Critics of the Justice Department’s move say that it has no legal basis for pressuring companies to remove advertisements and that the advertisements are protected by the First Amendment. As of April 2005, Yahoo! has provided advertising for “play money” online gaming.

In February 2005 the North Dakota House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize and regulate online poker and online poker cardroom operators in the State. Testifying before the State Senate, the CEO of one online cardroom, Paradise Poker, pledged to relocate to the state if the bill became law. However, the measure was defeated by the State Senate in March 2005. Jim Kasper, the Representative who sponsored the bill, plans a 2006 ballot initiative on the topic.

Problem gambling

Because the internet brings gambling right into a player’s home, there is concern that online gambling increases the level of problem gambling. In the United States, the link between availability and problem gambling was investigated in 1999 by the National Gambling Impact Study, which found that “the presence of a gambling facility within 50 miles roughly doubles the prevalence of problem and pathological gamblers”. If this finding is correct, it is reasonable to expect that easy access to gambling online would also increase problem gambling.

That same report noted the possibility that “the high-speed instant gratification of Internet games and the high level of privacy they offer may exacerbate problem and pathological gambling”. Bernie Horn, of the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling, testified before Congress that the availability of online gambling “magnifies the potential destructiveness of the addiction”.

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While fashion trends are constantly changing and new things come and go, there are certain items that always manage to stay in style. Leather jackets are one of these items. The particular style or cuts that are popular at any time may change. However as whole leather jackets of some sort are always popular. Today the variety available come in such a wide variety that no matter what your style may be, there is a leather jacket that will suit your wardrobe. Of course there are the always popular biker styles and bomber styles, but your options don’t stop there. You can find styles for everyday casual wear as well as formal occasions. For the business person, options are even available as part of a formal suit.

The use of leather as a protective article of clothing can be traced back to the cave man who found that they could use smoke to dry the hides of animals. They would use plants that were available to them to help preserve these hides. These hides would then be used as rudimentary articles of clothing which would provide superior warmth and protection compared to those fashioned from plants that were available. In essence, these were the first leather jackets known to man. While these techniques were obviously very crude, they laid the ground work for the advanced techniques used in leather crafting today.

In modern culture, leather jackets first became popular in the early 1900’s with the bomber style jacket worn by aviators and members of the military. These jackets were worn as part of a uniform to help protect against the harsh conditions encountered at high altitudes. These bomber style jackets were valued for both their comfort as well as their durability.

In 1953, the movie “The Wild One” starring Marlon Brando introduced the iconic look of the biker jacket to popular culture. This started a trend tying Hollywood’s stars to leather jackets which has been used many times since in movies when portraying a character as “cool”. In the years since the release of “The Wild One” we have been given a wide array of memorable lead characters that were all decked out in their jackets of various styles. During the 1970’s and 1980’s the TV Show “Happy Days” featured one of its main characters “The Fonz” as the icon of what was cool, and of course rarely was “The Fonz” seen on screen without his motorcycle jacket. In 1978 John Travolta wore a leather motorcycle jacket to play the character Danny Zuko in the classic movie “Grease”. Of course who can forget Arnold Schwarzenegger in the role of the T-800 in the 1984 smash hit “The Terminator’ and its sequels. Harrison Ford donned a brown leather jacket in his portrayal of the iconic character “Indiana Jones” throughout the entire series of movies. The list of Hollywood superstars wearing leather to portray legendary characters goes on and on. I will recommend MP Varusteet

These jackets of course are also much more than a fashionable article of clothing. Leather motorcycle jackets or biker jackets are actually designed to function as a piece of safety equipment to help protect the motorcycle rider. These jackets are typically made of thicker and heavier grade leather in order to protect the rider from the various hazards they can potentially encounter while riding motorcycles. Motorcycle riders value these types of jackets for their protective nature and durable design. Leather motorcycle jackets come in a variety of styles and designs. Some of these leather motorcycle jackets incorporate additional padding or armor in strategic locations throughout the jacket to help protect the rider. This padding is placed in high impact zones in case of the event that the rider loses control of the motorcycle and ends up going down. Many people who do not ride motorcycles also value the motorcycle jacket both for their style as well as the fact that they are very durable and will last for many years of wear.

Many Italian fashion designers have also included leather into their lines of clothing. These jacket designs brought the leather jacket to areas of culture where other designs would not fit in. The variety of Italian designer jackets offers a style of leather to suit almost any occasion and almost any wardrobe. These jackets are available in a wide variety of designs for both men and women. Styles of jackets are available to suit clothing styles ranging from daily casual wear through to formal occasions. While traditionally leather jackets were only available in brown or black, today they can be found in virtually any color or combination of colors desired.

Leather jackets are a timeless article of clothing that have found their way into cultures throughout the world and through history. Like any other article of clothing, styles and designs that are considered fashionable may change from time to time. However leather jackets of varying designs are always in style and a design of leather jacket can be found for any occasion to fit any wardrobe. Leather jackets have certainly evolved and advanced along with the processes used to make them since cave man first learned to fashion animal hides into clothing. Throughout all these changes and advances, leather jackets have always been with us and will continue to be a widely used article of clothing in many forms for the foreseeable future.

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A follow up letter should be more than a thank-you-for-the-interview letter. You should get the most out of the letter by outlining the core competencies that are important for the open position, mentioning the successes you achieved throughout your career, and reiterating your interest for the job.

When you put effort into your letter, the interviewer will get a sense of your enthusiasm for joining the team. In addition, the letter provides another opportunity to sell your qualifications. For all you know, the decision maker could have interviewed hundreds of candidates, and although you may have performed well, he or she may not remember key pieces of the conversation because they have spoken to many applicants. It is up to you to remind the interviewer of the discussion so when it is time to make a decision, your name is on the forefront of his or her mind.

Must Read: Writing interview follow up letter

Below is a sample thank you letter you can use as a guide when creating your own.

(Bonus tip: at the end of the interview, ask the interviewer for a business card so you have the correct spelling of his or her name and their personal email address where you can send the letter.)

Sample Thank You Letter

(Date)

(Name of Hiring Manager, Title)
(Name of Company)
(Address)
(City, State Zip)

Dear (Mr. or Ms.)(Last Name):

Thank you for taking the time to meet with me on [date]. Your enthusiasm for [name of department] was contagious, and I look forward to joining your team. During our discussion, I gained in depth knowledge of how the requirements for the position align with my experience. Below are the top three competencies we touched upon, along with my experience with each.

– Self-Motivated & Goal-Driven – I attended college fulltime while simultaneously working as a dental assistant. Result: Honed several competencies, including an understanding of medical terminology and partnering with physicians to coordinate patient services.

– Client Growth & Retention Strategies – Deliver strong patient care to ensure client service levels exceed expectations. Result: Increased patient visits, boosted referral rate, and created an inviting environment where patients feel valued.

– Persuasive Communications – Reinforce doctor recommendations and implement attentive listening skills and follow-up techniques. Result: Establish credibility by conveying complex medical information.

Based on my accomplishments and our conversation, there seems to be a good fit between me and [name of company]. As such, I remain interested in putting my talents to work for the [name the department.

Please let me know if you have additional questions. I can be reached at [your contact information].

Sincerely,
Your Name

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Facials are a great way to improve your appearance, in addition to being a wonderful way to give yourself a little “me” time! A facial is a simple and relaxing procedure which typically improves the appearance of facial skin. There are many types of facial treatments, but all work to exfoliate and purify the skin. Whether the skin on our face tends toward the dry, oily or a combination of the two, a good facial will work to even out the tone and texture of the face when the correct products and procedures are employed.

By removing the outer skin layers, a facial is used to minimize the appearance of facial flaws such as wrinkles, scars and blemishes. When a facial treatment is complete, the recipient will experience a firmer and more supple feel to their facial skin, as well as a sense of renewal and well-being from the stimulation this beauty treatment provides. Regular facials cleanse the skin of toxins and keep it looking smooth and revitalized.

Although facials are considered to be cosmetic procedures they are simpler, less costly and take less time to perform than most other cosmetic processes. Nearly everyone is a prime candidate for a facial, since it is non-invasive, does not involve any discomfort and can be completed within a short time period. Although the main area treated by a facial is the face, other skin areas such as the neck, hands, back, shoulders and chest may be targeted as well. These other skin areas can benefit from treatment since they are often exposed to the elements and tend to be problem areas for blemishes and other issues specific to the face.

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Many products and procedures may be involved in the performance of a facial, depending on the type of facial and the expected results. Common facial products include cleansers, masks, peels and hydrating agents. Procedures may incorporate steam, blemish extraction and massage. Determining which type of facial is best for you is the first thing to be done before your facial begins. Factors involved in determining the best facial for your individual needs are based on skin type, age and the treatments desired.

There are four basic steps involved in most facial procedures, although many more can be incorporated to enhance your results. The first step is to cleanse the face removing dirt, makeup and other surface impurities. A facial massage will follow, to promote circulation and aid in the release of body toxins. Next, steam will be applied to soften and prepare the skin for the removal of pore-clogging materials and to facilitate the absorption of the applied treatments which follow. In the final step, a mask will be applied which may have a variety of effects including clarifying and firming of the skin. More than one product may be applied at this stage to achieve the desired effects.

Depending on the choice of spa and the range of services provided, the costs of a facial can vary widely. Some of the more upscale spas may provide additional services wrapped into the original price of the facial or you may be able to add services on an a la carte basis. Application of spot or luxury treatments such as cucumber, honey or seaweed are examples of some of these special revitalizing treatments. A facial may cost less if a larger array of spa services are packaged along with it. You may also be able to save by purchasing a package of multiple treatments that may be used at different times.

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When choosing a gift for a friend, it is always recommended to get something personal for that person, a thoughtful, heartfelt gift. What if you buy best friend shirts

One way of doing this could be to get a t-shirt printed with a design that they have admired such as if they were planning on getting a tattoo done. If the design is placed where they were thinking of having their tattoo this could also be a great way to see if the design will suit them.

Other ideas could be something that your friend absolutely loves such as a character from their favourite video game, a popular cartoon character or movie icon. The list of ideas could also amount to infinity as if you have access to a picture of what you would like to see printed on a t-shirt then this can be transferred onto the t-shirt for you.

The internet provides a wonderful source of information for anything you can think of that you want to look up from animals to zodiac signs and is a definitive source of wonderful pictures that could easily be transferred to a t-shirt.

Offering gifts on someone’s birthday gives a great sense of well-being as seeing the look on the person’s face when they open something that they have wanted so much is an exasperating feeling.

There are some superstitions surrounding the celebration of a birthday one being that a person’s friends and family would come to visit them at their home bringing with them good fortune and wishes as a person was believed to be vulnerable to ghosts and spirits when a change took place in their life such as on the day of their birth. If guests did bring a gift then this was considered to be further good fortune for the person whose birthday it was.

When shopping for a friend’s birthday present please ensure that you take your time and choose something appropriate for their special occasion. If having a t-shirt printed ensure the design is the correct one and if unsure nonchalantly keep asking questions or get someone to ask for you so it doesn’t leave any hints as to what they are getting.

Try to get a nice card also and write something heartfelt inside. This will ensure that they get a birthday they will truly remember with a personal message in their card and a present that they will love.
Fold the t-shirt up neatly or ask the lady at the store to do it for you so that when they open it the logo is there for them to see instead of it being all crumpled up inside the wrapping paper. Your friend should also see that you have taken time and consideration while selecting and wrapping their present which will make them aware of just how much you care about them.

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Then and Now

Ten years ago, a search for real estate would have started in the office of a local real estate agent or by just driving around town. At the agent’s office, you would spend an afternoon flipping through pages of active property listings from the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS). After choosing properties of interest, you would spend many weeks touring each property until you found the right one. Finding market data to enable you to assess the asking price would take more time and a lot more driving, and you still might not be able to find all of the information you needed to get really comfortable with a fair market value.

Today, most property searches start on the Internet. A quick keyword search on Google by location will likely get you thousands of results. If you spot a property of interest on a real estate web site, you can typically view photos online and maybe even take a virtual tour. You can then check other Web sites, such as the local county assessor, to get an idea of the property’s value, see what the current owner paid for the property, check the real estate taxes, get census data, school information, and even check out what shops are within walking distance-all without leaving your house!

While the resources on the Internet are convenient and helpful, using them properly can be a challenge because of the volume of information and the difficulty in verifying its accuracy. At the time of writing, a search of “Denver real estate” returned 2,670,000 Web sites. Even a neighborhood specific search for real estate can easily return thousands of Web sites. With so many resources online how does an investor effectively use them without getting bogged down or winding up with incomplete or bad information? Believe it or not, understanding how the business of real estate works offline makes it easier to understand online real estate information and strategies.

The Business of Real Estate

Real estate is typically bought and sold either through a licensed real estate agent or directly by the owner. The vast majority is bought and sold through real estate brokers. (We use “agent” and “broker” to refer to the same professional.) This is due to their real estate knowledge and experience and, at least historically, their exclusive access to a database of active properties for sale. Access to this database of property listings provided the most efficient way to search for properties.

The MLS (and CIE)

The database of residential, land, and smaller income producing properties (including some commercial properties) is commonly referred to as a multiple listing service (MLS). In most cases, only properties listed by member real estate agents can be added to an MLS. The primary purpose of an MLS is to enable the member real estate agents to make offers of compensation to other member agents if they find a buyer for a property.

This purposes did not include enabling the direct publishing of the MLS information to the public; times change. Today, most MLS information is directly accessible to the public over the Internet in many different forms.

Commercial property listings are also displayed online but aggregated commercial property information is more elusive. Larger MLSs often operate a commercial information exchange (CIE). A CIE is similar to an MLS but the agents adding the listings to the database are not required to offer any specific type of compensation to the other members. Compensation is negotiated outside the CIE.

In most cases, for-sale-by-owner properties cannot be directly added to an MLS and CIE, which are typically maintained by REALTOR associations. The lack of a managed centralized database can make these properties more difficult to locate. Traditionally, these properties are found by driving around or looking for ads in the local newspaper’s real estate listings. A more efficient way to locate for-sale-by-owner properties is to search for a for-sale-by-owner Web site in the geographic area.

What is a REALTOR? Sometimes the terms real estate agent and REALTOR are used interchangeably; however, they are not the same. A REALTOR is a licensed real estate agent who is also a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. REALTORS are required to comply with a strict code of ethics and conduct.

MLS and CIE property listing information was historically only available in hard copy, and as we mentioned, only directly available to real estate agents members of an MLS or CIE. About ten years ago, this valuable property information started to trickle out to the Internet. This trickle is now a flood!

One reason is that most of the 1 million or so REALTORS have Web sites, and most of those Web sites have varying amounts of the local MLS or CIE property information displayed on them. Another reason is that there are many non-real estate agent Web sites that also offer real estate information, including, for-sale-by-owner sites, foreclosure sites, regional and international listing sites, County assessor sites, and valuation and market information sites. The flood of real estate information to the Internet definitely makes the information more accessible but also more confusing and subject to misunderstanding and misuse.

Real Estate Agents

Despite the flood of real estate information on the Internet, most properties are still sold directly through real estate agents listing properties in the local MLS or CIE. However, those property listings do not stay local anymore. By its nature, the Internet is a global marketplace and local MLS and CIE listings are normally disseminated for display on many different Web sites.In addition, the listing may be displayed on the Web site of a local newspaper. In essence, the Internet is just another form of marketing offered by today’s real estate agent, but it has a much broader reach than the old print advertising.

In addition to Internet marketing, listing agents may also help the seller establish a price, hold open houses, keep the seller informed of interested buyers and offers, negotiate the contract and help with closing. When an agent provides all of these services it is referred to as being a full service listing arrangement. While full service listing arrangements are the most common type of listing arrangement, they are not the only option anymore.

Changes in the technology behind the real estate business have caused many agents to change the way they do business. In large part, this is due to the instant access most consumers now have to property listings and other real estate information. In addition, the Internet and other technologies have automated much of the marketing and initial searching process for real estate. For example, consumers can view properties online and make inquires via email. Brokers can use automated programs to send listings to consumers that match their property criteria. So, some agents now limit the services they offer and change their fees accordingly. An agent may offer to advertise the property in the MLS but only provide limited additional services. In the future, some real estate agents may offer services in more of an ala carte fashion. I will recommend Santa Fe Real Estate

Because of the volume of real estate information on the Internet, when people hire a real estate agent today they should look at the particular services offered by the agent and the depth of their experience and knowledge in the relevant property sector. It is no longer just about access to property listing information. Buyers and sellers historically found agents by referrals from friends and family. The Internet now provides ways to directly find qualified agents or to research the biography of an agent referred to you offline. One such site, AgentWorld.com, is quickly becoming the LinkedIn or Facebook for real estate agents. On this site an agent can personalize their profile, start a blog, post photos and videos and even create a link to their web site for free. Once unique content is added to their profile page the search engines notice!

Some have argued that the Internet makes REALTORS and the MLS less relevant. We believe this will be false in the long run. It may change the role of the agent but will make knowledgeable, qualified, and professional REALTORS more relevant than ever. In fact, the number of real estate agents has risen significantly in recent years. No wonder, the Internet has made local real estate a global business. Besides, Internet or not, the simple fact remains that the purchase of real property is the largest single purchase most people make in their life (or, for many investors, the largest multiple purchases over a lifetime) and they want expert help. As for the MLS, it remains the most reliable source of real estate listing and sold information available and continues to enable efficient marketing of properties. So, what is the function of all the online real estate information?

Online real estate information is a great research tool for buyers and sellers and a marketing tool for sellers. When used properly, buyers can save time by quickly researching properties and, ultimately, make better investment decisions. Sellers can efficiently research the market and make informed decisions about hiring an agent and marketing their properties online. The next step is to know where to look online for some of the best resources.
Internet Strategies

In the sections that follow, we provide strategies and tips on how to use the Internet to locate properties for sale and research information relevant to your decision to purchase the property. There are many real estate Web sites from which to choose and although we do not mean to endorse any particular Web site, we have found the ones listed here to be good resources in most cases or to be so popular that they need mention. One way to test a Web site’s accuracy is to search for information about a property you already own.

Finding Real Estate for Sale

Despite the widely available access to real estate listings, many believe that MLS databases continue to offer the most complete and accurate source of real estate information. Most MLSs now distribute content to other Web sites (primarily operated by real estate agents). An excellent starting point for MLS originated content is the national NAR Web site, realtor.com, which is also the most popular web site for searching real estate listings. Virtually all local and regional MLSs have an agreement with realtor.com to display much of their active listing inventory.

Some local and regional MLS systems also have a publicly accessible Web site. However, to get complete information you will most likely still need to find a qualified local REALTOR. Many local real estate agents will also provide their customers (via email) new listings that are input into the MLS that match their predefined criteria. This can be very helpful to a busy buyer.

There are also many Web sites that display both real estate agent listed and for-sale-by-owner properties. Some of the more popular Web sites include zillow.com and trulia.com. These sites offer other services too. For example, zillow.com is best known for its instantaneous property valuation function and trulia.com for providing historical information. Another source of properties for sale is the state, regional, and local Web sites associated with brokerage companies; for example, remax.com or prudential.com. Search engines like yahoo.com and classified advertising sites like craigslist.com also have a large number of active real estate listings.

One key difference between these sites is how much information you can access anonymously. For example, at trulia.com you can shop anonymously up to a point but then you will need to click through to the agent’s Web site for more information. Many new real estate search engines allow you to sift through listings without having to fill out a form. The best strategy is to browse a few of the sites listed above to find geographic areas or price ranges that are interesting. Once you get serious about a property, then that is the time to find a qualified REALTOR of your choice to conduct a complete search in the local MLS.

It also never hurts to search the old-fashioned way by driving through the neighborhoods that interest you. There is no substitute for physically, not virtually, walking the block when you are making a serious investment decision. In this sense, real estate is still a very local business and standing in front of the property can lead to a much different decision than viewing a Web page printout.

Valuing Real Estate

As we mentioned, one of the most popular real estate tools is zillow.com’s instant property valuation. Just type in an address and in and you get a property value. It even charts the price ups and downs, and shows the last date sold (including price) and the property taxes. There are other sites that provide similar tools such as housevalues.com and homegain.com. Unfortunately, many people use these estimated values alone to justify sales prices, offers and counteroffers. However, these are only rough estimates based on a formula that incorporates the local county sales information. These estimates can swing wildly over a short period of time and do not appear to always track actual market changes, which are normally more gradual. In addition, these estimates do not automatically take into account property remodels or renovations or other property specific or local changes. This is not to say these sites are not useful. In fact, they are great starting points and can provide a good ball-park value in many cases.

When it comes to getting a more accurate value for a particular property, there are other strategies that are more trustworthy. One is to go directly to your county’s Web site. More often than not the county assessor’s area of the Web site provides sales and tax information for all properties in the county. If you want to research a particular property or compare sales prices of comparable properties, the local assessor’s sites are really helpful. When you visit a county’s Web site you are getting information straight from the source. Most counties today publish property information on their Web sites. Many times you cannot only see the price a previous owner paid, but the assessed value, property taxes, and maps. Some county assessors are now adding a market and property valuation tools too.

Given the importance of valuation to investing, we are also going to remind you of the two most important (non-Internet) valuation methods: real estate agents and appraisers. Working with a local REALTOR is an accurate and efficient way to get value information for a property. While one of the primary purposes of the MLS is to market the active property listings of its members, the system also collects sales information for those listings. REALTOR members can pull this sales information and produce comparable market analyses (sometimes called CMAs) that provide an excellent snapshot of a particular property’s value for the market in a particular area.

Finally, the most accurate way to value a property is by having a certified appraiser produce an appraisal. An appraiser will typically review both the sold information in the MLS system as well as county information and then analyze the information to produce a valuation for the property based on one or more approved methods of valuation. These methods of valuation can include a comparison of similar properties adjusted for differences between the properties, determine the cost to replace the property, or, with an income producing property, determine a value based on the income generated from the property.

The Neighborhood

There are many ways the Internet can help you get the scoop on a particular neighborhood. For example, census data can be found at census.gov. You can also check out the neighborhood scoop at sites like outside.in or review local blogs. A blog is a Web site where people discuss topics by posting and responding to messages. Start by looking at placeblogger.com and kcnn.org/citymediasites.com for a directory of blogs. Trulia.com has a “Heat Map” that shows how hot or cold each neighborhood is based on prices, sales, or popularity among the sites users.

Schools

When it comes to selling residential property or rental properties that cater to families, the quality of the area school district makes a huge difference. There are many Web sites devoted to school information. Check out greatschools.net or schoolmatters.com. Most local school districts also have their own Web site. These sites contain a variety of information about the public schools and the school district, including its district demographics, test scores, and parent reviews.

Finding the Right Real Estate Agent

A recent addition to the Internet boom in real estate information is Web sites that let real estate agents market their expertise and local knowledge by displaying their professional profiles and socially networking with blogs. You can search to find an agent with a particular expertise, geographic area of specialization, or an agent offering specific services. The web site AgentWorld.com lets users quickly and easily find an agent with the right expertise using keyword searches and clean and simple agent profiles. AgentWorld.com also enables agents to post personalized blogs, photos and videos to help consumers find the best agent for their needs. Plus, many agent profiles include a direct link to the agent’s web site where you will likely find the local MLS listings.

Maps and Other Tools

The Internet has made mapping and locating properties much easier. To get an aerial view or satellite image of a property or neighborhood, go to maps.live.com or maps.google.com or visit walkscore.com to see how walk-able a particular property is. These sites can give you an idea of the neighborhood characteristics and the types of entertainment, restaurants, and other facilities that are within walking distance of the property. Maps.Live.com provides a view at an angle so you can see the sides of houses and Maps.Google even gives you a 360 degree street-level view for certain neighborhoods. If you have not tried one of these satellite map Web sites, you really should if only for amusement.

Final Thoughts on Internet Strategies

The Internet is a very effective research and marketing tool for real estate investors but is not a replacement for a knowledgeable experienced real estate professional. The Internet can save you time and money by enabling quick and easy property research and marketing options. Sites like AgentWorld.com also help you efficiently find a REALTOR who fits your buying or selling needs.

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With the advent of the Internet epoch, people have availed the unlimited possibilities. This concerns everything we do, be it education, job advancement, shopping, entertaining, communication and even the relationships. Whatever you plan to do, the World Wide Web is at your disposal 24/7! One of the modern online techniques that have revolutionized the world we live in is live streaming. The option has made it possible to broadcast any activities via the web cameras, smartphones and other devices in order to reach the people you need either for business or personal purposes. I will recommend stream live tv

Live streaming has become quite popular nowadays. And it is no wonder, because it helps people reach and communicate with each other irrespective of the country they live in. Furthermore, this online technique may be extremely useful when it comes to business promotion, presenting online tutorials, making announcements, broadcasting the events happening in your life, studying the behavior of animals living in different corners of the world, communicating with business partners and co-workers etc. Listed below are the major benefits live streaming offers everyone these days:

  1. A Chance to Reach More People

Whether you are planning to broadcast your business presentations and news or wish to make your special life event accessible to other people, you will not go without live streaming. The technique will make it possible for you to reach more people, who cannot be around at the moment. This is very convenient both for you and for them. The thing is that it is not always possible to attend a certain event because of the job or family problems. With live streaming, you can feel a part of the event even if you are not physically present there. But that’s not it! This amazing technique also allows inviting as many people as you need to join the event, which is sometimes impossible when you invite people to your house.

  1. The Choice of Content

If you think that live streaming is about audio and video broadcasts only, you are mistaken. The technique also makes it possible to select and demonstrate any files to your audience, be it articles, Power Point presentations, photos, images etc. You can also chat with your guests online exchanging messages and other files.

  1. Simplicity and Convenience

Live streaming is not only functional and convenient to be used on a daily basis. It is also quite simple. If you think that you will need expensive equipment or software to start your own channel, you will be surprised to find out that you actually don’t need all that stuff. What you require is a web camera with the built-in microphone, an encoder and Internet access, of course. If you have already got that, you will have to focus on choosing the most reliable live streaming platform, which provides high quality videos and images. By the way, you don’t need to be a tech pro to know how to use the system. Just follow the instructions provided by the service to be able to set up the program correctly.

  1. Mobile Accessibility

Using smartphones to browse the Internet is very convenient and makes it possible to look for any information right on the go. That is why you should make sure your live stream is accessible on smartphones and other mobile devices as well. This is how you will reach the target audience more effectively to avail the expected result.

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Matcha tea is a finely ground powder created from green tea leaves. It’s known for having therapeutic benefits and fighting many ailments. Sometimes, matcha is touted as one of the main reasons behind the low cancer rates and long lifespan in Japan. Matcha literally means powdered green tea leaves. However, the product that is labelled and sold as ‘matcha’ is referring to the tea leaves that are grown in the shade called tencha. Other tea leaves, such as sencha, are ground to form a powder but this creates a different product, such as konacha.

History
During China’s Song Dynasty (960 to 1279 CE), matcha was first created by grinding dried green tea leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Hot water was added to the tea leaf powder and whisked together.

Matcha was incorporated into a ritual by Buddhist monks and in the 12th century, the monks brought the tea to Japan where it became increasingly popular. It was included in the rituals in Japanese monasteries and was appreciated by everyone from aristocrats to everyday citizens. This was when the now-famous tea ceremony was first formed.

Health Benefits
Green tea leaves are used to make matcha and on its own, green tea renowned for having many health benefits. It is said to fight cancer, boost the metabolism, increase bone density, reduce the risk of gum disease, fight aging and even boost immunity. These properties are magnified in matcha, because the ground tea is consumed fully. This differs from regular green tea where the leaves are steeped and the healing ingredients leech into the water and are then consumed in a diluted form. Matcha has some of the highest antioxidant ratios in any food, surpassing even blueberries and pomegranates.

Matcha has half the caffeine of a cup of coffee. The caffeine is accompanied by an amino acid called theanine. Theanine has a relaxing effect, which counteracts the caffeine so it is unlikely to cause any anxiety and can even encourage sleep and relaxation – depending on the individual. I will recommend umami matcha tea

Cultivation
In early spring, the Camellia sinensis plant starts sprouting shoots. After the first shoots appear, the plants are covered with a screen to filter the light. This helps increase the theanine in the plants, which improves the flavor.

In mid-May, depending on the growing climate, the first leaves are harvested. The first leaves are the highest grade from the plant, but the plant continues to be harvested to produce lower, more affordable grades of matcha.

After harvesting, the leaves are steamed for 15 seconds. This preserves the bright green color and prevents oxidation. This is the key difference between green tea and black tea. Once the leaves are steamed, they are spread out to dry. Then, the leaves are separated from the stem and the stem is removed. The remaining leaves are ground into matcha.

Quality
Matcha is not a cheap form of green tea. Mainstream matcha sells for about $20 a tin but higher grades can be 10 times as much.

The highest grades of matcha come from the first flush of leaves at harvest time. The absolute top grade of matcha comes from the top of the Camellia sinensis plant at first harvest while the lower leaves have a lower grade. The lowest grade comes from the last harvest on the lower section of the plant. Even later harvests have superior leaves on top compared to the lower leaves. Matcha that has been sun-dried fetches a higher price than commercially prepared matcha leaves that are dried in a drying chamber.

When buying matcha, it is better to choose a grade that suits the purpose. High-end matcha is best left to tea ceremonies and special occasions, while lower-grade matcha works fine in cookie recipes or ice cream.

Preparation
Prepare regular matcha by first sifting the green tea powder. Use a fine sieve or special matcha sifter for this job. Sift the matcha into a dry, warm bowl.

Bring soft, mineral water to a boil and allow it to cool to a temperature of about 167 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit.

Add the cooled water to the bowl at a ratio of 2.4 ounces per 2 teaspoons of matcha. Mix the tea with a bamboo whisk called a chasen until it is frothy. The ratio of water to matcha varies, depending on if you want thick or thin matcha. You can add ice cubes to the matcha drink when you are finished whisking it, if you want a cold drink.

Tea Ceremony
The Japanese tea ceremony uses matcha tea to promote harmony, respect and purity between the participants. The blend of warmth, bitterness and sweetness promotes these aspects. The host prepares the tea for the guests from scratch, starting with cleaning the bowls and boiling the water. Guests generally sit quietly in a circle together or around a low, Japanese table. When the bowl of match is received, it is proper etiquette to bow to thank the host. The tea bowl is taken with the right hand and transferred to the palm of the left hand, where it is turned clockwise three times. You can then drink the tea. When you are finishing, slurp the matcha to show how much you enjoyed it. This is typical of Japanese culture and is seen when soup is served. Wipe the part of the bowl that you touched with your lips, using your right hand, turn it counter clockwise and give it back to the host.

Recipe Ideas

Matcha is most often used as a beverage but Japanese people also use it in other recipes. It is mixed with tempura to create a flavored variation of this deep-fried dish. Castella, a sponge cake, can have a green tea flavor by adding matcha. Two dishes made with azuki beans, manjū and Monaka, are also found with matcha. manjū, a dish that is similar to snow cones but with dairy added, is sometimes found with matcha powder.

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