Has Your VOIP Account Been Hacked?

During my recent years on deploying voip systems I have learned a few things other have learned probably the hard way too. I thought I had all setup with strong firewall in place including an intrusion-lockout system until one day I learned that my voip account had been compromised. In fact – it wasn’t that … Read more

How to Make Doctor Appointments Less Stressful

The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors think that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot. — Jay Leno I don’t know about you, but going to a doctor’s appointment is not my idea of fun. I’d rather clean a stable full of horses that had too much … Read more

Living Out There: A Sermon Based on Titus Chapter 3

Tonya and I and the family are glad to be home. I was nice to get away, and but it’s amazing how attractive and desirable the relative simplicity of BEING HERE compares to the stress and uncertainly of living OUT THERE. There has been a lot of debate by historians and religious folks over the … Read more

Downy VS Snuggle. The Fabric Softener Wars

I’ve always used fabric softener. It keeps clothes smelling fresh, cuts down drastically on static and removes wrinkles (as long as you get the laundry out as soon as the dryer stops). Through the many years I’ve been an adult I’ve tried all kinds of off brands and finally realized that none could compare with … Read more

Product Review: DermaNew Facial Rejuvenation System

As I get older, I’m noticing that my skin is getting more dull and I’m experiencing more breakouts that I ever have before. Generally, I have great skin but lately I’ve just been bummed whenever I look at myself in the mirror. Something was missing. I like getting facials but with a wedding coming up, … Read more

How to Start a Homeschool Nature Club

If you want kids to get outside and engage in nature play, it isn’t necessary to find someone with a degree in environmental education. You will need an administrative person who can handle the logistics of letting people know about the program, answering questions, checking if permission or fees are required to hike in certain … Read more

Resources for Inexpensive DIY Wedding Crafts

As a DIY bride, you may find yourself facing more wedding ideas than you know what to do with. Even typing the theme of your wedding into an Internet search engine will leave you with an overwhelming number of options. Once you start narrowing in on the projects that you or someone you know has … Read more

Approximative Words and Phrases in Discourse

Words and phrases of approximation (such as “about” and “give or take”) are commonly used in conversation; however, listeners are often confused when the meaning they interpreted turns out to be incorrect. My hypothesis is that this type of misunderstanding can be attributed to gender differences in the use of words and phrases of approximation … Read more

Is it Time for a New Government or a New Government System?

After much reflection, reading, pondering, imagining, and just I guess wishful thinking, I have finally come up with an idea. We are in the year 2011, and it might be time to update our out dated methods of governing ourselves. I think we should start by the foundation of any government, who will be in … Read more

CEO Chapters Give Back

Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) chapters are not only dedicated to improving their skills and knowledge in entrepreneurship, they are also involved in local communities and use their entrepreneurial minds to help raise funds for those who are less fortunate and help younger entrepreneurs learn what it takes to start their own business. CEO has over … Read more

May 21st, 2011 Doomsday Prediction: Mixed Reactions

Harold Camping, an 89 year old leader of the Christian fundamentalist network, Family Radio Worldwide has announced that the world is going to end starting from May 21st. The believers or the chosen ones will be saved on that day while others will suffer for another six months when the world will be finally completely … Read more

Planking Craze Sweeps the Globe

Young people do it anywhere. Finding a crazy place for the performance of it makes the experience more valuable. Another requirement is to photograph or videotape it and post it on a social networking page. They plank in public places, in front of semi trucks, at the foot of a statue, atop police cars, on … Read more

5 Reasons to Obtain a Credit Report on Your Child

Most parents aren’t aware that they can technically request a credit report on their child. Of course, the procedure is a bit different than for obtaining an adult’s report. Nevertheless, there are various reasons why a parent would do so. Most occasions that would call for such action involve identity theft, which can – in … Read more

Craigslist: Many Pets, Many People- How to Choose?

Craigslist is a great resource for finding almost anything, and offers a wide variety of choices. Being a public forum, anyone can post an ad about anything, but it is commonly accepted that it is wise to be careful in your dealings with strangers on craigslist. This goes double for adopting and rehoming pets, as … Read more

Painted Furniture Projects for Spring

One room’s junk could be another room’s treasure. Finding stylish and functional new furniture poses a challenge for growing families. Sometimes it’s easier to re-purpose furniture you already own, by rethinking its location and color. The old bench in the basement, an out-grown nursery dresser or a bulky microwave stand can all be transformed into … Read more

Empowering Ways to Create a Celiac Disease Diet

When it comes to cooking and eating with Celiac Disease, it seems there are so many rules. There are a few rules to learn, it is true, but there are also many choices. People with Celiac Disease are often surprised by the great variety of food (including gluten-free ingredient substitutions, of course) that can be … Read more

The Lightweight Advantage

Lightweight ‘” What is it? Lightweight backpacking is a popular term for cutting down the weight in your backpack. Most backpackers agree that to be considered a lightweight backpacker your pack must weigh no more than 20 pounds. This 20-pound goal is extremely difficult to achieve and often times forces backpackers to compromise comfort for … Read more

Western Justice

Bang! Bang! Thud. “Excuse me, Mrs. Daniels?” Cliff Johnson knocked on the open door of the Daniels family home. “Deputy Johnson, did you catch the bad guys?” Alice answered with a smile on her face, looking up from the ball of dough she had been kneading. “Can I talk to you in private?” he asked, … Read more

College 101: What to Do when You Don’t Have a Summer Job

For many students, a summer job is the only way to make decent money while in school, and also helps fund savings accounts, textbook funds, and more. But with the economy slipping and employers cutting all non-essential positions, students without degrees and with limited availability may find themselves leaving campus without a job. There are … Read more

Bible Verses for Daily Life

Here are just a few of the Bible verses that guide me through good times and bad times. I wanted to share them in the hopes that they will encourage someone else as well. Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for what He has done. … Read more

My Top ‘Oprah’ Episodes

COMMENTARY | After 25 years, Oprah Winfrey is finally ending her reign on television sets everywhere when she ends her critically acclaimed talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show,May 25. The final three episodes, however, will not be an ordinary affair. According to MTV, the guest list is huge, ranging from actors such as Tom Cruise … Read more

Inspirational Bible Verses for Everyday Life

The Bible has so many inspirational verses it’s tough to know where to start. Here are some passages that have been very inspirational in my life, and I hope they are in yours too. “How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes are doves.” -Song of Solomon 1:15 I’ve always found the … Read more

Advantage of Outsourcing Business Solutions

Outsourcing companies are becoming increasingly popular because businesses struggle with the rising costs of maintaining full-time employees. There are many other hidden costs associated with having onsite employees besides the official salary paid. Some of the factors associated with having employees include workspace, equipment, administration, hiring, training, absenteeism and benefits. According to some estimates, the … Read more

Bones to Experience Joys of Motherhood in Game-Changing Season Finale

COMMENTARY | “Bones” Season 6, Episode 23, “The Change in the Game” begins at a children’s birthday party at a bowling alley and the brattiest kid who ever celebrated a birthday. His mom was reluctant to do what was necessary to discipline the rug rat. However, fate or God was not. The gory body parts … Read more

Will Family Come First as Palin Mulls Presidential Run?

COMMENTARY | With Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump out and Newt Gingrich’s campaign teetering on the edge, Fox News’ Greta Van Sustren put the question to Sarah Palin: Does she have the “fire in the belly” for a presidential run? The answer, in brief, is yes she does, but with a caveat. According to the … Read more

I’m Not Letting the Rapture Ruin My Weekend

COMMENTARY | What will I be doing for the rapture Saturday? I will be participating in a Wii bowling tournament to raise money for Relay for Life. I am not doing this as a last-ditch effort to save my soul before the rapture comes; it is actually something that has been on my calendar for … Read more

Harold Camping, Rapture and the Internet: Pre-Doomsday Quotes

Harold Camping is the man that predicted the world was ending. Camping foretold that on May 21, 2011, the Rapture would occur. This date comes from a mathematical equation he allegedly created using biblical texts. Of course news this big caused quite an online uproar from both believers and skeptics. Reactions were mixed, and arguments … Read more

Toronto Business Hotel ‘” Homewood Suites Markham

I recently stayed at Homewood Suites ‘” Markham for over 2 months due to my relocation. Initially, it was just for a month, but this was extended to 7 ½ weeks in the end. This is the 2nd time I have stayed at Homewood Suites ‘” Markham, I stayed there in July 2010 for 3 … Read more

Top 5 Tips for Buying an Air Purifer

Look around you. What do you see? –Probably nothing you do not expect. But the problem is isn’t what you see; it is what you do not see. The air around us the air is not as clean as many people think it is.A random sampling of air contains tons of germs, pollutants, pollen, animal … Read more

The Razor Ground Force Go Kart: Tons of Fun in a Small Package

There’s no doubt about what the Ground Force is: a cool, little speedster go cart. With its solid 4.5 inch street tires, it’s really at home on pavement or hard packed, flat tracks. It’s a great break from the usual neighborhood kids machine, with enough performance to thrill but not too much to frighten. This … Read more

How to Get Rid of Pet Hair Off of Furniture and Carpeting

I have had pets in my home for quite some time now. Inevitably they leave their shedding hair on my furniture and carpeting throughout my home. I have found a few ways to remove their hair from these two areas short of shaving them. Sweeping the carpet. Rather than running the vacuum over the carpet … Read more

World of Warcraft Cataclysm – Quests in Felwood – Do the Imp-Possible

This World of Warcraft Cataclysm guide will cover the quest Do the Imp-Possible. You can find various images related to this quest by clicking the numbers by the thumbnail above and the thumbnail itself to view the full size the image. Horde and Alliance Quest: Do the Imp-Possible This quest is available to players at … Read more

Did Lance Armstrong Do Steroids?

Did Lance Armstrong do steroids? The great American cyclist will be the subject of a 60 Minutes story tonight on CBS. The subject matter won’t be based on how incredible Armstrong was during his years of competition. In fact, the subject matter involves a witness who says he watched Lance Armstrong inject steroids. So don’t … Read more

How Storage Auctions Help Bargain Hunters Supplement Their Income

Storage auctions were once a poorly known tool that self storage companies used in order to encourage their delinquent tenants to bring their accounts current, and to recoup financial damages that occurred whenever these tenants failed to do so. By enforcing their state’s lien law, a self storage property that has not received a rent … Read more

Prejudice Through a Child’s Eyes

Today I have witnessed 2 gatherings. One, was of adults which come from different classes. The other was of children from different classes. Both sat together in different tables. One table was for the adults the other for the children. The adults both were constructed of well respected people from different communities. They all mean … Read more

Killing Osama Bin Laden: American Exceptionalism Revived?

National pride, it’s a feeling that is often lacking in the American psyche. And when I say national pride, I don’t mean the everyday garden variety patriotism. I am referring to the flag waving, “oh say can you see,” wake up feeling like you live in the best damn country on earth kind of national … Read more

The Album: The Temptations Join the Supremes

I always thought the Temptations lost out on love when they lost the voice, of Smokey Robinson, as a writer for them when sole control was handed over to Norman Whitfield. Not that, he along with Eddie Hollands couldn’t craft some beautiful tunes together for the baddest soul group to emerge, from Motown. I always … Read more

Burns in Dogs: Overview and Treatment

There are many things that can burn a dog, not only in our homes but also even outside. We often don’t think about these things because they don’t commonly happen, but what are you supposed to do if your dog gets burned? First off, there are three types of things that can burn humans, dogs, … Read more

A Feast of Trumpets

Sound a Feast of Trumpets. Kathy Hochul has just become only the seventh democrat to win election in New York’s 26th district in 168 years. That equates to one democratic victory in this particular precinct every twenty four years. WOW. It appears republicans lost their toe-hold on this basically GOP bastion, with the help of … Read more

The Big Small Question

Has your company answered the big small question? If not, it could be a continuing source of distracting consternation. What is the big small question? First, a bit of background, well-articulated by Ridgely Evers in arecent issue of American Express’ OPEN BOOK. Evers headed up the creation of Quickbooks at Intuit, has served as CEO … Read more

The Oprah Winfrey Show: The Last Hurrah

As Oprah Winfrey’s last show aired on Wednesday May 25, 2011, I have considered and given great perspective on Winfrey’s humanitarian efforts and legacy. Although her show will no longer be on the air, she will still receive media attention for the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. This network will have many different types of programs, … Read more

Have You Heard About Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)?

Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) are a group of disorders that signal difficulties with the formation of healthy white and red blood cells or platelets. A diagnosis of an MDS means there’s something amiss in your bone marrow. The Mayo Clinic website describes bone marrow as “spongy material” within your bones where the manufacture of blood cells … Read more

Interview with Austin Film Critic Jacob Hall

Jacob Hall, an Austin based Movie Critic and filmmaker, set himself apart in the Yahoo! Movies Featured Critic contest. While Hall resigned from taking the gig on Yahoo! Movies, here are some questions he answered for me about being a critic, sharing his cinematic insight. What’s the state of cinema? Are you questioning films more … Read more

UFC 132: Wanderlei Silva Vs. Chris Leben

On July 2, 2011 the UFC will be host UFC 132 in Las Vegas Nevada, in what has to be one of the most exciting cards to come along in a while. If you’re a fan of “stand and bang” fighting then you do not want to miss this event. Headlined by Dominick Cruz vs. … Read more

Bruins’ Tim Thomas Key to Game 7 Against Lightning

COMMENTARY | Any preview for the Bruins-Lightning Game 7 showdown would be hard to make, given how the series has gone so far. Momentum has not been a factor, as each team has bounced back from disappointing results at one time or another. After Tampa Bay took command to start things off, Boston retook control … Read more

The Lions Club of Pennsylvania at Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania

“Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That’s because we help where help is needed ‘” in our own communities and around the world ‘” with unmatched integrity and energy.” When I became aware of the Lion’s Club members invading the Marriott (Pitt, North) for their convention, my mind … Read more

Pastor Joe Wright’s Prayer for Our Nation

When Pastor Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual politically correct generalities. But on January 23, 1996, what they heard instead was a stirring prayer, passionately calling our country to repentance and righteousness. The response was immediate – with a number of legislators walking … Read more

A Review of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup: Low Cal

I am a big fan of chicken noodle soup. Recently, I had tried the lower sodium version of Campbell’s chicken noodle soup. I loved it! When I came across a can of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup, in the canned soups section of my local grocery store, I wanted to remember. I decided to purchase it … Read more

5 Perfect(ly) Unique Tech Gifts for Dad (or Mom) on Father’s Day

There are gadgets and then there are gadgets. Here are a five gifts worth considering for a technology-minded father (or his wife or partner) for Father’s Day. 1. Solar Modification Kit A Solar Modification Kit is a nifty little device that charges rechargeable AA (2) or AAA (3) in about 30 minutes using direct sunlight. … Read more

Main Card Result: UFC 130 Rampage Vs. Hamill

The main event between Matt Hamill and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was a bit of a letdown for some fans after the third fight in the Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard trilogy was canceled due to injury. But the UFC 130 fight still featured a fan favorite in Rampage and whenever he fights many eyes are … Read more

India House Restaurant, Chicago – Review

This April I spent a weekend in Chicago and the worst experience was this India House Restaurant. We stayed in Comfort Inn and Suites, downtown Chicago; at the reception there was a flier that advertised about this downtown restaurant that was closest to this hotel. Later, on Sunday evening, we were too tired and thought … Read more

Cashing in on Cleantech the United States and Canada

Cleantech venture capital and investment strategies have seen huge growth in just the last 8 to 10 years. In 2001 when numbers first became available, only $500 million was invested in clean technologies. As of 2008, over $8 billion was invested in that year alone in green and other clean technologies. In fact, cleantech represents … Read more

Put Up in Plush New York Hotels by Availing the Money-Saving Deals

New York with all its major eye-grabbing places is throbbing with life. It is always favored by travel enthusiasts for historic Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Broadway, Wall Street, Times Square, New-York’s skyline and the like appeal to our senses. In order to explore the city, going on a trip in a cost-effective … Read more


Joshua 4:1-9 And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over Jordan, that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying, Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man, And command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place … Read more

Personalized and Engraved Gifts

Finding the perfect gift for that special occasion, whether it be a birthday, anniversary or holiday, might seem kind of exhausting, especially if you’re shopping at the last minute. But personalized and engraved items make great memorable holiday gifts. There are many possibilities when it comes to choosing the perfect gift and what to engrave … Read more

Word Gets Around by Lisa Wingate

The thing that first drew me to this book was the cover. Ironically its not the cover pictured here. The two are very similar though and the girl is the same. To me she seems very approachable and down to earth, not the usual cover heroine who is too beautiful for words. But enough about … Read more

9 Summer Party Albums and 1 to Send Folks Out

We all want our Summer parties to go well. We want the pool comfortable, the wind dead and the bbq hot. With the right music you can make sure your Summer parties are the ones everybody looks forward to next season. Anybody can go buy “That’s What I Call Music 6,784” or put on the … Read more

Cape Girardeau Missouri’s Capaha Park Disc Golf Course Review

Cape Girardeau Missouri’s Capaha Park is nestled in the center of the town under a canopy of large shade trees. For many years, Capaha Park has entertained the region by serving as the venue for the Southeast Missouri State University Baseball Team and the Capaha Pool. Capaha Park now has a new recreation opportunity: the … Read more

The Luxuries You Can’t Live Without and How to Afford Them

The state of the economy has forced many people to rethink things they once considered necessities. Everything from date night to cable bills and family outings are now considered luxuries, while not so long ago, they were considered necessities. Even phones are now on the chopping block when it comes to making sacrifices that will … Read more

River Fishing Tips: Rainbow Trout

Although many anglers attempt to catch rainbow trout in lakes which have been “stocked” by their local conservation agency, catching stocked “rainbows” in a lake has never really seemed like trout fishing to me. Of course catching rainbow trout in a lake that has been stocked is obviously “fishing”, but to me catching trout is … Read more

Back to the Gold Standard

“Most Americans believe the massive federal budget deficit is a very serious problem that will create hardships for future generations,” found a CBS News/New York Times poll earlier this year. This finding is consistent with a number of other surveys which have been conducted in recent months. Poll after poll shows that the majority of … Read more

Queen Elizabeth Maintains Her Good Health

Previously published in Examiner Part 16 of the Queen Elizabeth Series This series will finish with the Queens of England, continue with the only female prime minister of England and the only female prime minister of Canada. It will end with three male governors of Quebec, so important to Montreal men and women’s history and … Read more

Urinary Tract Infections in Seniors: Watch for the Warning Signs

When you’re caring for a senior, you need to watch for symptoms of a urinary tract infection. Your senior may be too confused at times to report symptoms accurately. Though there are cases where a urinary tract infection will not present symptoms, and while any one of the following symptoms in and of itself may … Read more

My Best Puns

I Love Puns. I’m a pun person. I love inventing and telling them. But, I tell only those I’ve created myself. I think it’s cheating to tell a pun someone else has come up with. It’s like stealing someone else’s creativity. The louder the groan, the better I like it when I inflict one of … Read more

What Do You Mean They’re Changing Recipes?

If you watched “Seinfeld” religiously like many Americans did at the peak of its day, you’ll fondly remember “The Sponge” episode in which Elaine, the quirky, candid, love-crazed, lead female leads a personal revolution to save every last “birth control” sponge before it is abolished all together by the FDA. She then contemplates whether George’s … Read more

Developing Sentences: A Guide to Getting a Better Grade on Papers

Whenever I teach an English course, I’m always amazed at the number of students who use run-on sentences. Not only does this diminish your credibility as a writer, it leaves your audience confused, frustrated, and most likely, bored. Many people feel that, “since I speak English, I can write papers in English.” This is akin … Read more

Alternative Health for Pets: Essential Oils for Dogs

Essential oils are extracted from plants and trees, particularly from the flowering ones. Essential oils can be used to aid the body in healing and prevention of ailments, from a nutritional complement. If we keep in mind that the things we put on our skin react similarly to the things we ingest, then it’s understandable … Read more

Chocolate Provides Antioxidants for Your Diet

It is late at night. You are feeling tired and run down. You have worked all day and still have a thesis statement for your English class to write. Going through the drawers in your desk frantically, you open the last drawer and on the bottom it sits. There is the last dark chocolate bar … Read more

“Dancing with the Stars” Season 12 Finals Recap

It’s the final fight for the mirror ball trophy. Hard work has paid off for three couples in a tight race and one of them will win tomorrow night. Two make it or break it rounds of competition. One will be the judges choice dance- the judges have chosen a dance for each couple that … Read more

Tips for Lowering Your Property Taxes

The amount you pay as property taxes for your home depends on certain important factors. One of the important factors determining your property tax depends on the assessment and calculations of the value of your property. This is usually determined by the local assessor’s office. However, often, these valuations or calculations can be wrong. This … Read more

Ozark Summer Festivals

Living in the Ozarks has some definite advantages. Among the hills, valleys and lakes, nestled there are also many activities in the summer where you can take your family and enjoy living in the Ozarks. There are several events this summer to engage your family through, sight, sound and even your stomach! The Show-Me Music … Read more

Fundraising Methods for High Schools

These days, high schools are in some big trouble around the country as far as finances are concerned. Thousands of schools are seeing measly budgets that can barely keep the lights on in classrooms. Obviously, all of these shortfalls means some bad budget cuts that affect students in different ways. Slashing the budget can never … Read more

The Luxe List: Cowabunga! Premium Designer Ice Cream Brand Goes National

Foodies and fine-living connoisseurs rejoice! Cowabunga Ice Cream recently announced that it’s super premium “designer ice cream” brand has gone national. Its inimitable ice cream and probiotic frozen yogurt offerings will now be available for order online to ship to consumers throughout the continental U.S. “Cowabunga Ice Cream elevates the ice cream experience from ordinary … Read more

Republicans Go “All In” on Medicare

When you watch a poker match on TV, you are given a catbirds seat, in that the cards the players are holding are known to you. I was watching a particular match the other night, and while the river card was yet to be dealt, the outcome of this game was already sure. One player … Read more

Summer Sizzles in SoCal with Free Concerts

Summer in SoCal means lots of outdoor activities, but the fun doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down. These seven concert series have something to appeal to everyone – and best of all, they’re free. Twilight Dance and Music at the Santa Monica Pier The hugely popular Thursday night concerts feature music from … Read more

Antinuclear Antibody Test

Your body’s immune system is responsible for fighting off “foreign invaders” such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and even cancer. One tool that your immune system uses is a protein called an antibody. These antibodies attach to the foreign substance and aid in their removal from the body, usually preventing an illness from establishing itself. Antibodies … Read more

Not Satisfied with Netshops.Com

I generally am wary about ordering from any online retailer unless it is a popular one like amazon.com or one that people have recommended to me. Ordering at netshops.com was easy enough but I did find their website confusing and the prices high. When doing a search for items, I found very little choice. My … Read more

Tips for Powerful PowerPoint Presentation Design

PowerPoint design presentation is a powerful way to use graphics and text to support a speaker and supplement a presentation. In a PowerPoint presentation the slides are not the star, the presenter and the audience comes first. However, for a memorable presentation you must create a spot on PowerPoint design. People come to a meeting … Read more

A Learning Handheld Electronic Game for the Young’uns: Leapster

I am not big on handheld electronic games for small children. Having said that, this was the best buy for my child. She had little interest in toys before having the Leapster. We have had the Leapster for years now and she still plays with it. From the day I bought it, she played with … Read more

Be Gone Garden Snails!

I thought they were cute kissing outside my front doorstep. I’ve seen them before and never thought twice about them — snails are good, right? (Wait, don’t laugh at me yet, it gets better.) So here I am looking at these two cute little creatures doing their thing under the moonlight and my evil twin … Read more

How to Choose the Right Dog

Despite popular belief, all dogs are not alike. These differences extend far beyond size and color. A dogs’ personality, likes, and dislikes can all have plenty to do with their breed. Upon deciding you are ready to have a dog, the next decision to make is what kind of dog you want to get. This … Read more

Ouija Board Use – Pros and Cons of the Mystifying Oracle

A Ouija board is different things to different people. Most individuals of Christian denomination will say that the Ouija is dangerous, and is linked to the Devil himself. Those that are pro-Ouija claim that great insight can be drawn from using this tool to speak to the dead. The Ouija as we know it today … Read more

Why I Will Never Invest in a Foreclosed Property

I’ve invested the bulk of my money traditionally with stocks and bonds, but I’ve day traded and invested in coins and antiques, too. I consider myself an informed risk taker, but there’s one “investment” I won’t touch: foreclosures. I have worked in the foreclosure department of a local auction house, and I fielded calls from … Read more

How to Furnish a Small Apartment or Studio

Furnishing a small apartment or studio requires creativity and planning. Every piece of furniture needs to serve at least one function without being too obtrusive. Try these simple tips to choose the best furnishings to decorate a small space. Scale matters Before falling in love with that overstuffed armchair, think about how it will fit … Read more

I GOT CREDIT ISSUES! How to Clean Up an Maintain Good Credit

Being out of control financially can put a serious burden on your entire life. Not having the money to pay your debts is stressful, puts you on edge, causes strain in marital relationships, and the effects just trickle on down. So where do you start? How do you stop this financial madness? It’s difficult to … Read more

William and Kate in Vanity Fair Magazine; Never Before Cover Photo

The photographer, Mario Testino, who gave us William and Kate’s official engagement photos in 2010 will present us with a never-before-photo from that shoot. The royal couple will be on the cover of Vanity Fair’s July issue. The magazine and photo comes 14 years after Princess Diana was featured. Inside the magazine an article, written … Read more