Monday, March 31, 2008


With mobile phones becoming the norm these days, there seems to be fewer and fewer households carrying landlines. It seems the most sensible anyway. Why pay over and above your mobile phone bill? But most of us would inevitably have landlines, just so we can subscribe to broadband services. There is a really cool home phone company which offers free broadband. Yup. Free.
TalkTalk is a home phone and high speed broadband company based in the UK. And they don’t just throw in some shoddy broadband service, just to reel customers in with “free broadband”. Their average download speed for their call plans is at 8mb.
For a fixed fee from £16.39 per month, you don’t just enjoy free broadband, but free landline calls too. And free international calls. A real sweet deal, if you ask me.

Check out their website. It’s clean, informative and made for easy navigation. Just type in your phone number to see if you qualify for their free broadband plan. They’ve got a 30 day trial, so you can see if their service is really for you.


Floating dinner tables - “The single most powerful tool for winning a negotiation is the ability to get up and walk away from the table without a deal”

We cannot live only on hope. But neither can we live without it. Nobody knew this better than John Chapman.

John Chapman was a man of great hope. He was born in 1774 in Massachusetts. In the early 1800's he got in on the opening of land in the Northwest Territory, as it was then called, of the new United States. He found small plots of land suitable for farming and cleared them by hand. He bought fruit seed in Pennsylvania every year and carried it to his many apple orchards, usually on his back.

When the trees were large enough to transplant, he sold them to settlers homesteading the West. Eventually, he had little apple orchards spread around what would become the states of Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana. Most people forgot, or never knew, his real name, and took to calling him Johnny the Apple Man or Johnny Appleseed.

Johnny was a gentle man with a big vision. He was liked by most people who knew him, the native Indians and white settlers alike. His vision was to spread the goodness of apple trees everywhere people settled. Apples, he believed, gave the promise of harvest and hope that the wilderness would become home. Every tree he grew was a symbol of hope.

Johnny had another curious habit. He loved books, but did not have the means to carry more than two, usually a Bible and a book of inspiration or theology. Because Johnny wanted to share his books, he carefully cut chapters out of whatever inspirational book he had available and loaned one or two chapters to families that wanted to read. He'd later swap those chapters for others when he came back through. In this way he left hope and encouragement wherever he traveled.

His grave can be found today in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It says, "Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman). He lived for others."

Johnny understood his greatest task in life: to keep hope alive. When we keep hope alive, then hope keeps us alive.

From Lifesupport.

Sunday, March 30, 2008


There may be days where you’d need cash, fast. Your rainy day stash (assuming it exists), isn’t enough. It isn’t exactly payday yet. What do you do? There’s always the option of borrowing from your parents, or friends. But what if you can’t exactly tell them what you need the loan for? Or if you don’t exactly fancy the thought of owing them one?

If confidentiality and speed are what you’re looking for, you may want to check out Payday Loans and Cash Advance sites. Once you have been approved, your advancement will be deposited straight into your account. Very hush-hush. No risk of people you know finding out. And quick too!

There are a couple of sites out there. You should drop by Cash Advance as a starting point. It lists down the a couple of sites which offer trustworthy cash advance services. The sites are ranked by users. There are also user reviews of those sites. If your new to this, be sure to check out their cash advance guide, which tells you how cash advancement works.


I'll see you in court, the tennis court - “There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supercedes all other courts.”

Keep doing the same thing and you will keep getting the same results.

Two men were avid moose hunters. Every year they chartered a plane to take them to the Canadian back country. This year hunting was especially good and in a few days they each bagged a moose. They radioed for their pilot to come pick them up.

When the plane arrived, the pilot took one look at the animals and told the hunters they could not take such a heavy load along.

"But we spent all week hunting for these moose," they protested. "And besides, the pilot we hired last year wasn't worried about the moose's weight."

After much argument, the pilot finally relented and allowed them to load the moose. The heavy plane was only airborne for a few minutes when it lost altitude and crashed into the side of a mountain.

As the men struggled out of the wreckage, one hunter asked, "Where are we?"

His friend answered, "About a mile farther than we got last year."

Keep doing the same thing and you will keep getting the same results. It is true of flying and it is true of living.

What is not working well for you? A habit you are trying to break? A relationship with a parent or spouse or child or friend? What is a source of on-going frustration? Getting around to that project you keep promising to complete? Never having enough money to pay the bills? Running up against the same old walls at work?

The truth is, if you keep doing the same things you will keep getting the same results. So, if you don't like the way things are turning out, something must change. Are you ready to try something different?

From Lifesupport.

Saturday, March 29, 2008


I dread the day when I need something important printed on my home printer, only to get a barely visible printout and the oh so familiar low ink notification flashing on my computer screen. Running low on toner or ink can be a major determining factor to whether you can manage to submit your work on time or hand in your academic project within the given time frame.Therefore it is always a good idea to have some spare inkjet cartridges or toner cartridges available when those crucial moments occur. And lucky for us all, Inkers provides all major brand compatible toner cartridges and inkjet cartridges with free shipping! Browsing for a compatible toner is simple and straightforward as Inkers has a very clear and user friendly site layout.
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Yam plant roots - “Well, it seems to me that the best relationships - the ones that last - are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is... suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with”

Have you noticed how life is full of surprises? A sailor tried to find a new trade route to China and stumbled upon a new (to him) continent. Alexander Fleming inadvertently left a culture dish on a window sill and discovered penicillin. Another scientist discovered saccharin when he noticed a strange, sugary taste in his sandwich.

According to a story from UNCLE JOHN'S ULTIMATE BATHROOM READER (The Bathroom Readers' Institute Bathroom Readers' Press, 1996), in 1989, an unidentified "middle-aged financial analyst from Philadelphia" paid four dollars for a painting at a flea market. He didn't even like the painting -- it was the frame he wanted. So he took the picture apart...and when he did, a copy of the US Declaration of Independence fell out. It was folded up, about the size of a business envelope. He thought it might be an early 19th-century printing and worth keeping as a curiosity.

A few years later, the man showed the print to a friend, who suspected it might be valuable and encouraged him to look into it. He did, and learned that only hours after finishing work on the Declaration in 1776, the Continental Congress had delivered the handwritten draft to a printer with orders to send copies of the Declaration to "the several Assemblies, Conventions & Committees and the Commanding Officers of the Continental troops, that it be proclaimed in each of the United States & at the head of the Army."

This was one of those original copies. No one is sure how many were printed that night; today only 24 survive, and most are in poor condition. But the one in the picture frame was in excellent
, having spent the better part of two centuries undisturbed. In 1991, it sold at auction for $2.4 million.

Life is full of surprises! But most surprises are not nearly as dramatic as these. The unexpected occurs every day...random kindness from a stranger; a tragic accident is narrowly avoided; sickness unexpectedly healed.

There is a surprise hidden in every day. It may be disguised as a mere coincidence, but those who look will find it.

It's an exciting way to live!

From Lifesupport.

Friday, March 28, 2008


Truth be told, I’ve never heard of racquetball until today. Yes, not quite a fact that I’m exactly proud to broadcast, but hey, it’s not too late to learn.Anyway, the whole reason I brought up racquetball has to do with chancing upon this site whilst on a quest for foosball tables. It’s high time I get something to fill up my new living room; a foosball table would be awesome. Not only do they give handy tips on choosing a suitable foosball table, they also have foosball rules and strategies for you to go through.
Back to the subject of racquetball. Apparently, the game of racquetball was invented in 1948 to incorporate the best of squash, handball and tennis. If you’re looking for racquetball strategies, look no further. It’s all here, along with tips on choosing racquetball equipment.
Don’t forget to check out the videos on both racquetball and foosball while you’re there. You may just pick up a strategy or two to quash your opponent the next time around.


Wondering stray dogs on the loose - “Wondering's healthy. Broadens the mind. Opens you up to all sorts of stray thoughts and possibilities.”

You might remember comedian Yakov Smirnoff. When he first came to the United States from Russia, he was not prepared for the incredible variety of instant products available in American grocery stores. He says, "On my first shopping trip, I saw powdered milk - you just add water and you get milk. Then I saw powdered orange juice - you just add water and you get orange juice. And then I saw baby powder, and I thought to myself, "What a country!"

We live in a fast-paced world. We drive fast cars. We eat fast food. We live in the fast lane. We want it now.

One old story tells of a judge who was in a benevolent mood as he questioned the prisoner. "What are you charged with?" he asked. "Doing my Christmas shopping early," replied the defendant."

"That's no offense," said the judge. "How early were you doing this shopping?"

"Before the store opened," countered the prisoner.

Few of us will go to those extremes to satisfy our desire to "get it now," but we know what we want and we wish we could have it yesterday. We don't like to wait.

Though there is certainly a place for decisiveness and action, there is also a place for patience. Have you learned when to wait?

Wait for the sunrise...there will be another day.

Wait for guidance...learn to be still.

Wait for will come with experience.

Wait for happens in the fullness of time.

Wait and be is a secret to inner peace.

There is a time to act, but there is also a time to wait. Learn how to tell what time it is, for great things can happen for those who learn to wait. Ralph Waldo Emerson said it well: "Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience."

From Lifesupport.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


You know it’s still not too late to embrace a whole new look for 2008. If you’re looking to update your hairdo, but don’t know where to go, how about dropping by Tony D’s Hairstyling, hair salon chalont for a visit?Tony D’s Hairstyling is a full service salon Chalfont, Pennsylvania. Whether you are going to the hair salon chalont color, trim or perm your hair, it’s all there at Tony D’s. But that’s not all. They do manicures, waxing and massages too. Even if you’re just tagging along a girlfriend who’s there to get a haircut, you can kill time by getting a manicure and walk out with pretty, pretty nails.
They’ve got a list of their service prices at the website, so do go and check it out. You can always opt for the full service salon chalfont and improve your outlook appearance and hair styling. That way you can be sure of taking your appearance index to the next level!


Stacks of wire rolls - “Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.”

As an airport skycap checked through a customer at curbside, he accidentally knocked over the man's luggage. He quickly collected the fallen bags and apologized for the mishap. Unappeased, the traveler burst into an angry tirade, raging and swearing at the skycap for his clumsiness. Throughout the traveler's rant, the baggage handler simply apologized and smiled. The angry man continued to berate the skycap, until he finally headed off to catch his plane. Even then the baggage handler remained calm and passively smiled.

The next customer in line witnessed the incident and marveled at the skycap's professionalism and control. "I have never seen such restraint and humility," he said. "How do you keep your cool when somebody is attacking you so viciously?"

"It's easy," the skycap answered. "He's going to Denver, but his bags are going to Detroit."

That is certainly ONE way of managing attitudes, but here is a more constructive approach.

Have you heard of the A-B-C method of managing your attitude? It's simple and effective.

"A" stands for the "Activating Event." Let's say you get stuck in traffic. The traffic jam is the activating event.

"B" stands for your "Belief System." You believe that traffic is only getting worse and you'll have more and more days like this ahead.

"C" stands for the "Consequence of the Event." You become angry. You want to honk your horn. Your stomach is tied in knots and you bang the dashboard with your fist.

The problem is...most people jump directly from "A" to "C." They get stuck in traffic and become angry. They think the traffic jam made them upset. They don't realize that they didn't HAVE to get angry. They skipped an important step!

Let's try it again:

"A" - you get stuck in traffic.

"B" - you believe that you were given some unexpected and extra time to spend in solitude, to listen to a great tape or to plan your day.

"C" - the consequence is that you feel gratitude for the gift of time.

I have a friend who is fond of saying, "A traffic jam has no power to make us angry. It just stops our car." He is aware that between the activating event and the consequence is something that we control: our beliefs about what is happening.

The next time you have a problem -- at home or at work, big or small -- decide to manage your attitude toward it. Practice the A-B-C method. You probably can't change "A," the activating event. But try changing "B," your beliefs about the problem. When you change your beliefs, you also change "C," the consequences of the situation.

It's as simple as A-B-C. Manage your beliefs, and you'll manage to be a lot happier!

From Lifesupport.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Office workers dishing it out - “The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong”

"Find out what makes them tick, then tell time on their clock." This was one man's solution for getting along well with people. Find out what makes them tick - learn to understand them. Then tell time on their clock - identify with them and speak their language.

There is an old story which Mark Twain was said to have told first. It is about a Missouri farmer who ran five times for the state legislature without winning. It wasn't because he didn't practice his speeches. He rehearsed his campaign talks every day while milking. He referred to himself as "your humble aspirant." He referred to his audiences as "my enlightened constituents." He talked of "obtaining a mandate" for his "legislative mission."

Then one day even his cow balked at his speeches and kicked him in the teeth. With his front teeth knocked out, the farmer could speak only words of one syllable. The result was he won his next election and kept getting reelected.

However Twain felt about the electorate of his day, the story still sheds light on the importance of "telling time on their clock." A highly educated and eloquent politician may not relate to his/her constituency. Many hard working, plain folk appreciate straight talk in plain language. They distrust those who seem to "put on airs" and feel as if that candidate might just try to "put one over."

However, they can relate to one who speaks their language. This is a person who knows what makes them tick. This is someone who identifies with their plight and lets them know it.

The principle works well for non-politicians, too. If it is important to relate well to others, first learn what makes them tick. How well do you know that teenager in your life (or parent) or that client or even that supervisor? In this global community, how well do you know those of different backgrounds?

Then tell time on their clock. Let them know you understand. Speak their language. You may be amazed at the way others will respond!

From Lifesupport.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


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Crocodile skull on display - “When something does not insist on being noticed, when we aren't grabbed by the collar or struck on the skull by a presence or an event, we take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude

If you're like most of us, failure is not your best friend! But I like the attitude of one man. "I don't say I have strengths and weaknesses," he asserts. "I say I have strengths and lesser strengths." That's me! Lots of strengths...many of them "lesser strengths!"

One of my "lesser strengths" may be in the area of art. But the day my three-year-old asked me to draw a picture of a horse on his chalkboard, I agreed anyway. And it wasn't too bad.... Well, it wasn't very good, either. It reminded me a little of a mongrel dog with hooves, but as they say, I've seen worse. (My own drawings, of course.) However, I did feel better about the picture when his preschool friend stopped by to play, looked into his room and asked, "Who drew the horse?" I even felt a bit proud! So I gladly announced, "I did!"

There was a moment of silence as a look of confusion swept her face. Then she asked, "Did you draw it when you were a baby?"

Everyone's an art critic!

But I'm thankful to my son's friend for reminding me about my strengths. Sure, I'd starve as an artist, but I don't have to excel at art. I have other strengths. And I can marvel at good art while I pursue other activities.

John Wooden said, "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." There's nothing wrong with a list of things you are not able to do. These are just your lesser strengths. The key is to choose your greater strengths well. What is important to you? What must you excel at? And what can you do well? Focus on these priorities and your lesser strengths won't matter much.

But don't ask me for a picture of a horse.

From Lifesupport.

Monday, March 24, 2008


While your factory may not be emitting neon bright goo à la Mr. Burns’ factory in Springfield, you may not want to take chances with environmental regulations. Truth is, the implosion of media coverage on environmental, health and safety issues have brought about greater awareness of these very issues on the average Joe on the street. Now you need to look into EHS Compliance Software. Have you thought about stuff like chemical storage management, or spill prevention planning? Do you have an emergency response plan firmly in place? Is your staff familiar with the standard operating procedures of such plans? What about utilizing an effective EHS Metrics Software?
Environmental Data Solutions Group (EDSG) takes care of all these issues from compliance to remedial stage. If you don’t already have a health and safety department in your company, the folks at EDSG can send down some guys to take care of the day-to-day stuff for you. But if you do, then they can help you with senior level strategy and planning assistance. They can help you tailor an Environmental Health and Safety compliance software or EHS Software implementation that best suits your needs.

And no, they’re not some dubious company. They’ve got a pretty impressive client list, ranging from AT&T Wireless to Toyota. Rest assured that you’ll be in good hands.


Toy tank - “The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car… a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.”

Columnist Dave Barry says this about his father: "My dad ... he'd try anything -- carpentry, electrical wiring, plumbing, roofing. From watching him, I learned a lesson that still applies to my
life today: No matter how difficult a task may seem, if you're not afraid to try it, you can do it. And when you're done, it will leak." (And then you'll pay somebody even more to fix it than if you'd called him in the first place.)

But I learned from my parents the value of "going for it." "Nothing ventured, nothing lost," is the motto of too many of us. Many people are so afraid to fail that they never venture beyond the familiar. "Better to be safe than sorry" has trapped too many unhappy people in the cocoon of their comfort zones.

A delightful story tells that Col. Robert Johnson of Salem, New Jersey, announced that he would take a public risk. He let the town know that he would eat a wolf peach on the steps of the county
courthouse at noon on September 26, 1820. "Why would he take such a chance?" asked bewildered townsfolk.

Scientists and doctors had long proclaimed the wolf peach, also called the Jerusalem Apple and the Love Apple, as poisonous. Col. Johnson was warned that he would foam and froth at the mouth. If the wolf peach was too ripe and warmed by the sun, they told him he would be exposing himself to brain fever. Should he somehow survive the experience, the skin of the fruit would stick to the lining of his stomach and eventually cause cancer.

A crowd of 2,000 friends and neighbors jammed the square to see Col. Johnson eat the "poisonous" fruit -- a tomato.

Col. Johnson believed his risk was small, but must be taken if myths about the fruit were to be dispelled. Who has not accomplished anything worthwhile without taking some chance?

"Behold the turtle," says James Conant. "He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out."

From Lifesupport.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Clay flower pots for sale - “Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.”

One woman tells how she sought to convince her continually harried friend that she needed to find ways to relax. So she gave her a videotape on stress management and relaxation techniques and encouraged her to watch it right away.

Fifteen minutes later, her friend handed back the tape. "It was good," she said, "but I don't need it."

"But it's a 70-minute video," the woman replied. "You couldn't have watched the whole thing."

"Yes, I did," her friend assured her. "I put it on fast-forward. "

A major social problem of the 21st Century is Hurry Sickness. We hurry through work by "multi-tasking. " We gulp down fast food. We shop at convenience stores. We lament that we haven't enough time. We race through the days and weeks until one day we look back in amazement and comment, "My, how the years flew by." Or until we hit a "speed bump" -- like illness -- that stops us cold. Then we realize the heavy toll we paid to travel the express lane.

Hurry Sickness. Its symptoms include stress and anxiety, ailing relationships, lowered work performance and numerous physical maladies. Some people don't survive it.

What is the cure? "For fast-acting relief try slowing down," quipped comedian Lily Tomlin. But then, perhaps that's not so funny. Slow down and live, for life is too short to be lived fast, and too precious not to be lived well.

"I have no time to be in a hurry," said John Wesley. And he accomplished more than most of us ever will! Maybe it's time to slow down ... and live well.

From Lifesupport.

Saturday, March 22, 2008


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But you don't need to travel to an actual, physical casino to try your luck at the gaming tables. There are lots and lots of online casino out there, offering some of the best online gaming available.
With so many online casino out there, you would want to get your money’s worth on your bets. So where do you start?

Whether you're a newbie or an old hand at online casino, you would find Online Casino List very useful. They do a detailed review for each of the online casino listed. The online casino are rated by their graphics/sounds, speed, game selections, security etc. Not forgetting also, what I think is the most important bit; online casino are rated by their fair play.

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Preserved crocodile eggs - “Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold -- but so does a hard-boiled egg.”

A great story from one of America's greatest story-tellers, Abraham Lincoln, was related by the president during those anxious days of the American Civil War. A delegation of well-meaning patriots tried to impress upon the president the gravity of the war. They implied that his administration was neither as wise nor good as it ought to be. He listened carefully, then responded with a memorable anecdote.

He told them that he once had a neighbor who found himself in a tight situation. He was traveling home one dark and rainy night. There were few bridges in the country and he came to a stream that he would have to ford. But because of the darkness and the rain, he couldn't see well enough to know just where to cross.

Lightning flashed and he saw his way for the briefest moment. But the man was perplexed because there seemed to be more thunder than lightning. He was convinced that every lightning flash was followed by several loud peals of thunder. The poor man just stood at the edge of the stream in his confusion about how to proceed. He finally prayed, "O Lord, if it is just the same to you, give me more light and less noise."

The delegation clearly got the point that the president needed more solutions and less complaining - more light and less noise.

Some people are more like light and others are more like noise.

Some people shed light on solutions. Others only make a din about the way things are.

Some people help us to see the situation more clearly. Others just sound off about who's to blame.

Some people show a better way. Others clamor about the present course of action.

Some people offer to help. Others wail about the problem.

The sun rises every morning and sheds light, vanquishing the night's darkness. The rooster also rises every morning and makes noise, which does nothing about the darkness.

How could things be different if you were more like the sun than the rooster? What if you decided today to contribute to the light?

From Lifesupport.

Friday, March 21, 2008


If you're suspicious of your husband's late nights, but have yet to get to the point of hiring a P.I to do the job, you may want to consider spy bugs.

Better yet, what you should really consider is Phone-007. What is it, you ask? You may have guessed that it's a phone (that much is obvious), but what you may not know is that Phone-007 doubles as a spy bug or a spy phone!
It not only records phone calls, but surrounding sounds too (otherwise known as ambient sound recording)! And the coolest part is that you get to listen to the ambient sound recording in real time, by simply dialing a number. Now that is what I call a top notch surveillance phone!

Just think of what you can do with this phone! If you're an employer, you can weed out the unproductive gossip staffs in your office. Or if you've got a baby at home, it works as a baby monitor. If you've got teens, what better way to keep an eye out on them or monitor calls by listening in on their conversations (occasionally, of course).

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Hard at work - “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”

My friend Jack was in the hospital when the new pastor from his church arrived. He sent a message that he would like the pastor to call on him. Before the pastor came to the hospital, Jack ordered an extra catheter bag from the hospital pharmacy. Since he was a pharmacist in the hospital, he knew the staff well enough to make such a request. Then he filled the bag with his favorite pale soft drink --Mountain Dew.

The new pastor soon arrived and they visited for a while. At one point, Jack reached down and picked up the bag from the side of the bed. He studied it for a moment and then said, "It looks a little thin. Maybe I'll run it through again." And he drank from it.

After the new pastor recovered from shock, he laughed with his new friend. And he discovered through the years that Jack brought a valuable gift to life -- laughter.

"The most thoroughly wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed," said Nicholas de Chamfort. And another merry soul made this wise observation: "Ever notice how everyone who gets a flat tire can laugh about it a week or a month later? The shorter the distance between the flat and the laugh, the healthier the body, the keener the mind, the stronger the spirit."

Laugh quickly. Laugh heartily. Laugh often. Sure, it's good for your body, mind and spirit ... but mostly, it's just plain fun.

From Lifesupport.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Building an online store from scratch can be a difficult task with a multitude of concerns that need to be taken into consideration. Good thing there are shopping cart softwares that can help you do just that.

Ashop Commerce is one of the companies providing shopping cart software. Their website is very informative and made for ease of navigation. They have a couple of different packages that you can choose from. It’s really comprehensive. They’ve actually got it down to stuff like “order being shipped SMS alerts”, logo design and button & column box design. And if you’re worried about how you would rank in searches, you can choose to sign up for their search engine submission and optimization option.

They provide a 10 day free trial to potential customers. So if you are not too sure if Ashop Commerce's shopping cart software is suitable for your business, give it a try for 10 days with nothing to risk. Now that is truly a great deal indeed!


Inside the cabin of an airplane - “Folks, we have reached our cruising altitude now, so I am going to switch the seat belt sign off. Feel free to move about as you wish, but please stay inside the plane till we land... it's a bit cold outside, and if you walk on the wings it affects the flight pattern.”

All stressed up and no place to blow. Does that sometimes sound like you?

It is rarely the big crises of life that cause us destructive worry. Rather, those persistent small concerns do the most long-term damage to our spirits, minds and bodies.

According to Bernard Asbell and Karen Wynn in the book WHAT THEY KNOW ABOUT YOU (Random House, 1991) here are the top ten reasons middle-aged people worry:

1. Concern about weight
2. Health of a family member
3. Rising prices
4. House maintenance
5. Too much to do
6. Misplacing or losing things
7. Outside or yard maintenance
8. Property, investments, and taxes
9. Crime
10. Physical appearance

How many times do you find yourself on this list? Yet, none of these is a huge problem. It's don't get ulcers from what you eat -- you get them from what's eating you!

I asked a woman who was facing some truly large problems, "Can you just get through today?" I felt there was no other course of action for her than to concentrate on managing only the concerns of the present. Anything more seemed overwhelming.

She said, "I always take just one day at a time. And sometimes I take one hour at a time. And sometimes it's one minute!"

If worry and anxiety are getting the best of you, first take steps to manage the problem, fix the problem or get rid of the problem. Then, you need only look ahead to the end of the day. Can you get through this day? This hour? If so, that may be enough.

It was the Buddha who said, "The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly." And Jesus said, "Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself."

It's about learning to live one day at a time. And it's great advice... particularly when you are all stressed up and no place to blow.

From Lifesupport.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Round ceiling - “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”

When should you pass news on and when should you keep it to yourself?

A scholar in ancient Baghdad was said to be unusually wise. One day an acquaintance met the great scholar and said, "Do you know what I just heard about your friend?"

"Wait," the scholar replied. "Before you continue, let me ask a question. Is what you are about to tell me the truth?"

"I don't know," the man said.

"All right," said the scholar. "You don't know if it's true. Let me ask another question. Is what you are about to tell me good?"

"No, it isn't!" the man replied.

"Then allow me to ask a third question. Is what you are about to tell useful to me?" asked the scholar.

"No, it is not useful," said the man.

Then the scholar said, "If it may not be true, if it is not good and it is not useful, then why do you want to tell me at all?"

Does your news pass the triple filter test? Ask yourself these questions before you speak: Is what I am about to say the truth? Is it good? And is it useful? If you can answer yes to only two of these questions, be careful about what you pass along. But if what you are about to tell passes all three filters, then it should be told!

My friend Bob Burg has a different approach. "Play the 'Reverse Gossip' Game," he says. "See how many nice things you can say behind someone's back." Sounds like a game that everyone wins.

From Lifesupport.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


They tried to make me go to rehab I said no, no, no....

So goes Amy Winehouse's "Rehab".

Not many of us know that there are different types of rehab like alcohol rehab to deal with different kinds of addictions. There is also something called prescription drug addiction. Quite sad, really, as it is nothing more than a result of prolonged use of what was perfectly legal in the first place. is a very informative non-profit site which deals with these different type of addiction rehabs. From opiate addiction rehab to a breakdown of the different drug rehab (cocaine, crystal meth, marijuana, etc),they're all here at

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Large windows array - “Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.”

Have you heard about the man who was shopping with his baby boy? The obviously distraught and screaming child sat in the shopping cart.

As the man walked up and down the aisles, he calmly and patiently repeated, "Don't yell, Bobby. Calm down, Bobby. Don't get excited, Bobby."

A woman standing next to him turned and said, "You certainly are to be commended for trying so hard to soothe little Bobby."

The bewildered man looked up and said, "Lady, I'M BOBBY!"

It all gets a little much sometimes. Have you taken inventory of the stress in your life? Stress can come from work. It can come from family. It can come from the places we live and the lifestyles we choose.

In a recent survey, 60 percent of respondents said the city in which they live is noisier now than five years ago. The other 40 percent? They didn't hear the question.

How much stress do you feel? Though not all stress should be avoided, too much pressure can cause lasting harm in practically every area of your life. The solution is to take control.

Robert Reich did just that. As Secretary of Labor in the Clinton cabinet, Robert B. Reich, in an article published in the Op-Ed sections of the New York Times and Washington Post, told of his decision to resign from the stressful job. He said, "I have the best job I've ever had and probably ever will. No topping it." It was true. He seemed to love his job. But he added, "I also have the best family I'll ever have, and I can't get enough of them." And there was the problem -- too much of a good thing. He could not give himself to his family and to this particular career at the same time.

So Reich said, "I had to choose. I told the boss I'll be leaving, and explained why." His boss, of course, was the president of the United States. And the country took notice. Some people were stunned. Here was a high government official who made a decision to step out of an important and powerful position in order to spend the more time at home. He took control.

That is the first step to freeing ourselves from unnecessary stress: take control. Make the tough decision. It may be a decision for less money, a smaller home, a new location, a different job, less prestige, or a simpler lifestyle. But one thing I believe: it will be a decision you will never regret.

From Lifesupport.

Monday, March 17, 2008


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Empty seats at the food court - “If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.”

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright once told of a childhood incident that may have seemed insignificant at the time, but had a profound influence on the rest of his life. It happened when he was nine years old. It was winter. Young Frank was walking across a snow-covered field with his uncle. As the two of them reached the far end of the field, his uncle stopped him. He pointed out his own tracks in the snow, straight and true as an arrow's flight, and then young Frank's tracks meandering all over the field.

"Notice how your tracks wander aimlessly from the fence to the cattle to the woods and back again," his uncle said. "And see how my tracks aim directly to my goal. There is an important lesson in that."

Years later the world-famous architect liked to tell how this experience had greatly contributed to his life's philosophy. "I determined right then," he'd say with a twinkle in his eye, "not to miss most things in life, as my uncle had."

He determined to be alive and present. To be fully aware and squeeze as much life out of each moment as possible.

We will miss most things in life if we live in the past. Let us learn from the past, but not live there.

We will miss most things in life if we live in the future. Let us plan for the future, but not live there.

We will miss little if we live in the present. And we'll have more fun along the way!

From Lifesupport.

Sunday, March 16, 2008


Contrary to popular belief, people don’t live and die by their credit ratings. Just because you have defaulted on your loan repayment, or declared a bankrupt, or missed payments doesn’t mean that it is the end of the world.

There are many firms out there who can help you obtain that mortgage in spite of your bad credit. Yup, that’s right. Bad credit loans. is a one-stop shop for bad credit consumers. So instead of shopping around yourself for creditors which approves people with bad credit loans, lists them down for you… by category. I found their side-by-side comparison of the bad credit offers particularly useful. When you’ve decided on the bad credit loan that you want, you can just apply online straight away.

If you are unsure, they have experts at hand to go through your credit history and provide the best advice to cater to your need.

Looks like that dream home isn’t that out of reach after all.


Fried chicken and rice lunch menu - “There are three types of friends: those like food, without which you can't live; those like medicine, which you need occasionally; and those like an illness, which you never want.”

Malcolm Forbes once said, "Unless you're serving time there's never enough of it." It's true! Time is the greatest commodity we have. We may be able to make more money, but we will eventually run out of time.

Writer Carl Sandburg advised, "Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."

One man must have been thinking about this when he took a time management seminar. The instructor asked everyone in the class to make a list of ten major time-wasters. The eager young man raised his hand and inquired, "Is it necessary to identify the individuals by name?"

How we use time is important, and only you can determine what is a good use of your time. But if we are not clear about how we want to spend our time, other people will be all too happy to spend it for us.

Those who take charge of their time have learned to say "no" to some things that will have enough time left to say "yes" to that which is more fulfilling. THEY decide how to fill their days up - THEY take charge. THEY determine what is an important use of their time.

This is not to say that every minute should be used in productive pursuits. I like Bertrand Russell's observation: "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." Why not? Because time you spend doing something that brings you pleasure can be an excellent way to spend some of the day.

Only you can choose how your time will be spent. You will use it for work as well as play; for pursuing your dreams as well as relaxation; for self improvement, for inner growth and to give away to others. Much of your time you will feel you spent well. Some of it you may feel you could have used differently. But all of it ought to be spent as YOU determine. For there are few things you will regret more than to look back and wonder why you spent so much time doing what others want.

For the time of your life remember ... it is YOUR life. And your time.

From Lifesupport.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Exquisite globe of the world - “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

In Turin, Italy, an anonymous citizen wrote the tax office enclosing 10,000 Lira (four or five US dollars) and explained he had cheated on his income tax and it had caused him to lose his appetite. He added, "If my appetite doesn't improve I'll send the rest."

Guilt created a biological response in him. But it created an even more unusual response in one woman. William Wirt Winchester's widow built a bizarre mansion to assuage her guilt. It is a house built over a 38 year period at a cost of over five million dollars. The 160 room house has stairways that lead to blank walls, corridors that lead to unopenable doors, 13 bathrooms, 13 stair steps, 13 lights to a chandelier, 13 windows to a room.

Her husband was the son of the Winchester, heir of the manufacturer of the repeating rifle. Her house is referred to as the "guilt house," and was conceived as a never-ending building project to provide a home for the spirits of those killed by Winchester rifles. Instead of confronting her guilt and working through it in constructive ways, her project occupied the rest of her life.

Erma Bombeck has called guilt "the gift that keeps on giving." And it is, if it isn't laid to rest. It can keep on giving emotional, physical and spiritual problems for a lifetime. But you needn't carry it around forever or find a bizarre way to assuage it.

Do you have unresolved guilt? I'm not talking about the kind of guilt that may keep one from breaking the law or hurting innocent people. I mean unnecessary guilt. Over-anxiety and self-loathing about that which can no longer be changed.

- In one day you can recognize where your feelings of guilt come from.
- In one day you can decide to make necessary amends to those you may have hurt.
- In one day you can decide to ask for forgiveness from others.
- In one day you can exercise your spiritual power and choose to be at one with God and the universe.
- In one day you can decide to be gentler with yourself and allow yourself to experience the healing balm of acceptance.
- In one day you can resolve to learn from the past and not repeat your behavior.
- In one day you can choose to do something constructive with that guilt, and then continue every day until it is only a memory.

And best of all, that one day can be today.

From Lifesupport.

Friday, March 14, 2008


Setting up your own shop can be a daunting task. It’s no different in cyberspace. Having to worry about stuff like security, bugs, hosting and so forth is a sure-fire way to douse any entrepreneurial drive which got you started in the first place.This is where shopping cart software comes in. There are quite a few out there, but what caught my eye is the Ashop Commerce shopping cart software. The shop layout is entirely moddable with Ashop Commerce’s shopping cart software. So it’s really up to you, whether it is the sharp industrial look, or the kitschy cool appearance you’re going for.
Ashop Commerce caters to both physical and virtual goods. ‘Virtual’, meaning downloadable goods. Yup, there’s nothing to stop you from selling your embroidered handkerchief and your cross stitch pattern generator at the same store!

But what I think their selling point is simply this. Free tech support and upgrades.

And if Ashop Commerce shopping cart software isn't quite what you're looking for, just give them 30 days' notice to cancel. It's really that easy.


Rotating food tray - “If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would get twice as much done. If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all the managers would fly off.”

Writer Gordon MacDonald said that each night he reads a story to his little daughter. One day he was preparing to be away from home for a few days and he taped a selection of stories for his daughter to listen to while he was gone.

When he came back, he was eager to hear his daughter's reaction. She answered, "Dad, the stories were fine, but it wasn't the same -- I couldn't sit on the tape recorder's lap."

Too often we underestimate the power of touch. Negative as well as positive touch has the power to elicit strong emotions. It can hurt and it can heal. Touch people in a negative way and you may get a strong reaction you didn't expect. Touch them in a safe, affirming and affectionate way, and you'll probably get just as strong a response -- only this one you will welcome.

Touch is powerful for infants. Newborns who are touched will thrive. Studies have shown that babies deprived of touch have a significantly higher mortality rate than those who are held and cuddled by caring adults -- even when the "touched" babies are reared in unsanitary conditions.

Touch is powerful for teenagers. Teens who are touched communicate better. Many adolescents assert their independence by refusing to be hugged by their parents. But most of them will accept a simple back or shoulder massage. That act of touch communicates love in a powerful way. It will frequently break down emotional barriers and even help young people to "open" up and talk about what is on their minds.

Touch is powerful for adults. Both men and women who are touched are happier and healthier. According to University of Colorado researchers, most adults would like to be touched more. Holding a hand or offering a hug can warm hearts and heal relationships like nothing else can.

Touching is powerful. Learn the art of a caring touch and you'll discover a magical key that opens the lives and hearts of those you care about.

From Lifesupport.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


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