These days, home security is simply a must have. Burglaries and crime are always on the rise, which makes it all the more important to protect your home. There are various burglary alarms and home surveillance systems available, designed to help you protect your home. Although they are good in their own rights, nothing compares to an old fashioned guard dog. Guard dogs have been used for generations ?to help people protect their homes and their belongings.
For many years, guard dogs have helped to scare off burglars and thieves. Although most have gotten used to dogs now days, nothing fends off a thief more than a vicious dog grabbing his ankle and clamping down. Almost all guard dogs have serious bites and can seriously injure a burglar. Guard dogs are trained to protect ones home ?and they will do so no matter what.
When you get a guard dog, you should always make sure that you let him know who is safe to be around your home. You dont want the dog to be vicious towards everyone, as friends and family are certainly allowed to be around your home. Most guard dogs are left outside of the home, with some deciding to keep them indoors. Indoor dogs are great, as they will instantly catch a burglar the second he decides to break into your home.
If you plan to keep your guard dog indoors, you should always have a supply of food and water available, as he will be there when you arent. You will also need to give him access to an outdoor area as well, so he can use the bathroom. A fenced in yard is an ideal place for a guard dog to go outside, as he can come and go as he pleases. Sometimes, a burglar will try and sneak around the back entrance ?which is where giving a guard dog outside access can really come in handy.
Before buying the dog, you should always carefully research the species and where you plan to get your dog from. Police dogs or dogs that have been trained for protection are ideal, as they already know how to defend things. Dobermans and Pit Bulls are great for protection as well, simply because they are well known for being very vicious.
If you carefully research your options and get your guard dog from a reliable source, you shouldnt have much of anything to worry about. You should never get your dog from a lesser known or poor source, as the dog may be poorly trained or not in good health. A guard dog can be a great addition to any home ?providing you get a dog in good health and more than capable to fend of burglars.
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December 6th, 2014 >> Uncategorized
To grow spiritually in a world defined by power, money, and influence is a Herculean task. Modern conveniences such as electronic equipments, gadgets, and tools as well as entertainment through television, magazines, and the web have predisposed us to confine our attention mostly to physical needs and wants. As a result, our concepts of self-worth and self-meaning are muddled. How can we strike a balance between the material and spiritual aspects of our lives?
To grow spiritually is to look inward.
Introspection goes beyond recalling the things that happened in a day, week, or month. You need to look closely and reflect on your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and motivations. Periodically examining your experiences, the decisions you make, the relationships you have, and the things you engage in provide useful insights on your life goals, on the good traits you must sustain and the bad traits you have to discard. Moreover, it gives you clues on how to act, react, and conduct yourself in the midst of any situation. Like any skill, introspection can be learned; all it takes is the courage and willingness to seek the truths that lie within you. Here are some pointers when you introspect: be objective, be forgiving of yourself, and focus on your areas for improvement.
To grow spiritually is to develop your potentials.
Religion and science have differing views on matters of the human spirit. Religion views people as spiritual beings temporarily living on Earth, while science views the spirit as just one dimension of an individual. Mastery of the self is a recurring theme in both Christian (Western) and Islamic (Eastern) teachings. The needs of the body are recognized but placed under the needs of the spirit. Beliefs, values, morality, rules, experiences, and good works provide the blueprint to ensure the growth of the spiritual being. In Psychology, realizing ones full potential is to self-actualize. Maslow identified several human needs: physiological, security, belongingness, esteem, cognitive, aesthetic, self-actualization, and self-transcendence. James earlier categorized these needs into three: material, emotional, and spiritual. When you have satisfied the basic physiological and emotional needs, spiritual or existential needs come next. Achieving each need leads to the total development of the individual. Perhaps the difference between these two religions and psychology is the end of self-development: Christianity and Islam see that self-development is a means toward serving God, while psychology view that self-development is an end by itself.
To grow spiritually is to search for meaning.
Religions that believe in the existence of God such as Christianism, Judaism, and Islam suppose that the purpose of the human life is to serve the Creator of all things. Several theories in psychology propose that we ultimately give meaning to our lives. Whether we believe that lifes meaning is pre-determined or self-directed, to grow in spirit is to realize that we do not merely exist. We do not know the meaning of our lives at birth; but we gain knowledge and wisdom from our interactions with people and from our actions and reactions to the situations we are in. As we discover this meaning, there are certain beliefs and values that we reject and affirm. Our lives have purpose. This purpose puts all our physical, emotional, and intellectual potentials into use; sustains us during trying times; and gives us something to look forward to—a goal to achieve, a destination to reach. A person without purpose or meaning is like a drifting ship at sea.
To grow spiritually is to recognize interconnections.
Religions stress the concept of our relatedness to all creation, live and inanimate. Thus we call other people brothers and sisters even if there are no direct blood relations. Moreover, deity-centered religions such as Christianity and Islam speak of the relationship between humans and a higher being. On the other hand, science expounds on our link to other living things through the evolution theory. This relatedness is clearly seen in the concept of ecology, the interaction between living and non-living things. In psychology, connectedness is a characteristic of self-transcendence, the highest human need according to Maslow. Recognizing your connection to all things makes you more humble and respectful of people, animals, plants, and things in nature. It makes you appreciate everything around you. It moves you to go beyond your comfort zone and reach out to other people, and become stewards of all other things around you.
Growth is a process thus to grow in spirit is a day-to-day encounter. We win some, we lose some, but the important thing is that we learn, and from this knowledge, further spiritual growth is made possible.
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November 29th, 2014 >> Uncategorized
When you select a product, your choice should be based upon your
knowledge of how and to whom you’re going to sell. You may have
the greatest bargain in the world, but it will be of no value to
you if you don’t know who’s going to buy it, or how you are going
to get the word out about it.
The first rule of achievement of a fortune is to produce or buy
your product for pennies and sell for dollars. So after
preliminary market research to determine who’ll buy your product,
the next question to answer is: How munch will the majority of
this market be willing to pay for your product?
For the sake of our discussion, let’s say that you’ve written a
“How TO” manual on how to make $100,000 a year compiling and
selling mailing lists. You check with a number of printers and
get a production cost of $1.50 per book in lots of 1,000. You
figure that with sharp advertising, you can “sell a million” of
these books at $10 per copy, but that advertising will cost you
$1.50 per book. Thus far, the basic cost of your book is $3 per
Even though you will probably be the one selling most of your
books, you must realize that it will take you an awfully long
time to move out a million copies of this book. It will keep you
busy 25 hours a day, 8 days a week to do it all by yourself. So
the thing to do is recruit as many other people as you can to
help do the selling. This means setting up a dealer distributor
To do this, you must make it worthwhile for other people to sell
your product. You offer a percentage of the sales price to each
book they sell for you. Generally, this is about 50% for each
single copy sold; 60% when purchased in quantity lots of 25 to 99
copies; and 75% when purchased in lots of 100 copies or more. The
important thing is to shave your profits to a minimum when you
have other people doing the work for you.
Let’s use, the, our example of a $10 book that costs you $1.50 to
produce in lots of 1,000. For people who buy from you in lots of
100 copies, you could cut your profit to $1 per book, sell it to
them for $2.50 per book, and let them do all the advertising, as
well as the selling. Don’t offer more than 50% on single copy
dropship sales, because you’ll have to furnish this type of
dealer with selling materials, and continue to do most of the
Setting up your distributor program will require advertising and
a sales kit for the sellers. Thus, you should make up a series of
“Dealers Wanted” ads and place them in as many different
publications as you can.
The national “opportunity” magazines are the best place to place
your advertising for dealers. Remember, the ad should be a call
for dealers, distributors and independent extra income seekers.
Do not try to sell your product in this ad. Use it only to enlist
or recruit people to sell for you. Remember too, the more you run
your dealers wanted ad, and the more different publications you
run it in, the more people you’ll get to sell your product for
you. The easiest way to go is with “Dealers Wanted”
advertisements in as many worldwide publications as possible.
You’ll lose your shirt attempting to recruit sales people via
direct mail, and you’ll never make any headway with just a
“Dealers Wanted insert” in each book you sell. If you want sales
people, you must advertise for them.
To actually get these interested opportunity seekers to sell your
product for you, you’ll need a dynamic sales letter and seller’s
kit to send out in response to the replies to your advertising.
This kind of sales letter is usually four pages in length,
printed on 11 by 17 inch paper, to sell the prospect on the idea
of selling for you, use the amount of space and paper that’s
If you’ve written sales letter properly, that’s all there is to
it. Some people charge an “up-front” dealer’s registration fee.
We don’t recommend this, for a number of reasons–mainly because
it immediately eliminates a great many people who might want to
least try to sell the product for you, but are not willing to
“pay” to sell for you.
Some sellers charge $1 to $5 for details and complete dealership
set-up to offset the cost of the initial seller’s kit and
postage. This is what we recommend at the start. If you offer
your program for nothing, you’ll get as many responses from
curiosity seekers and opportunity collectors as from bona fide
If you charge for the dealership set-up, you should include a
sample of your product. For the more elaborate sales kits and
expensive products, most people ask for deposit, which is
refunded after a certain number of sales are made by the dealer.
Any charges more than $5 should not be mentioned in your “Dealers
Wanted” advertisements, but held over and fully explained in your
This is how you set up a dealer/distributor network: Get other
people to sell your product for you! You can, and should be
prepared from the start, before you place your first dealers
wanted ad, and proceed only as you can afford the advertising
costs from the profits of sales of your product.
It’s simple, and it’s easy, and, it can make your rich! You had
to have real interest to have ordered this report. We hope that
it has motivated you with the entrepreneurial spirit, and that
you act on it!
Affiliate marketing is a very popular business on the
internet that involves a partnership between a merchant
and one or more affiliates. The affiliate will
advertise or promote the merchant’s products and
services free until a customer makes a purchase.
Once a purchase has been made, a portion of the profit
received by the merchant from the customer will be
given to the affiliate. For this very reason, the
relationship between the affiliate and the merchant
is also known as revenue sharing partnership.
Affiliate marketing has also been recognized as the
best way for merchants to sell more products on
the internet as well as webmasters or affiliates to
gain income with their own website. This is
where the affiliate can make really good money.
Sience it’s already a widespread business, you’ll
need to work hard to make your site stand out
from the crowd. No matter if you are an affiliate,
affiliate network, or merchant, you’ll need to
discover some secrets that will lead you to
If your an affiliate, you’ll need to find out ways
to increase your pay or commission. To turn your
business into a success, you’ll need to manage
it the right way. Proper management will make
your business grow, making all the time and effort
well worth it.
To grow your affiliate marketing business, you’ll
need to advertise. The most common way is banners
and links, as they also help you to get paid with
your merchant. You can put them on your website,
although you should place them carefully as too
many on a single web page can be very annoying
and very confusing to potential customers.
Another way to make your business grow is by going
to chat rooms and message boards that relate to
the product you are reselling. This can be a
smart way to boost your income, you’ll meet many
different people. When you first start talking,
don’t try to see first, as you’ll have a better
chance becoming friends first.
You can also make yourself a free ebook with
advertisement tips and links to your affiliate
website. This can be a great resource for
potential customers, as it helps to demonstrate
your knowledge, as well as shows customers you
are there to help.
If you use the proper methods for advertising and
letting customers know about your affiliate
programs, you’ll be well on your way to making a
lot of extra money. Affiliate marketing is one
of the best ways to make money on the internet -
all it takes is dedication and commitment.
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If youre not the type of person that wants to spend their time managing
an elaborate fruit or vegetable garden, you might consider planting and
maintaining an herb garden. While the product might not seem as
significant, youll still enjoy the constant availability of fresh,
delicious herbs to flavor your meals with.
First youll want to choose the herbs that youll plant. You might have a
hard time doing this because of the huge scope of herbs available. But the
best way to choose is to do what I did; just look at what you have in your
kitchen. By planting your own collection of these herbs, you can save
money on buying them from the grocery store while having the added benefit
of freshness. Some of the herbs you might start with include rosemary,
sage, basil, dill, mint, chives, and parsley among others.
When choosing an area to put your herb garden, you should remember that
the soil should have extremely good drainage. If the dirt gets watered and
stays completely saturated, you have no chance of ever growing a healthy
plant. One of the best ways to fix the drainage problem is to dig a foot
deep in the soil, and put a layer of crushed rocks down before replacing
all the soil. This will allow all that water to escape, thus saving your
When you are ready to begin planting herbs, you might be tempted to buy
the more expensive plants from the store. However, with herbs it is much
easier to grow them from seed than it is with other plants. Therefore you
can save a bundle of money by sticking with seed packets. Some herbs grow
at a dangerously fast rate. For example, if you plant a mint plant in an
open space then it will take over your entire garden in a matter of days.
The best way to prevent this problem is to plant the more aggressive
plants in pots (with holes in the bottom to allow drainage, of course).
When it comes time to harvest the herbs you have labored so hard over, it
can be fatal to your plant to take off too much. If your plant isnt well
established, it isnt healthy to take any leaves at all, even if it looks
like its not using them. You should wait until your plant has been well
established for at least several months before taking off any leaves. This
wait will definitely be worth it, because by growing unabated your plant
will produce healthily for years to come.
Once youve harvested your delicious home grown herbs, youll want to use
them in cooking. Why else would you have grown them? Well first the
process begins with drying them out. This is easily achieved by placing
them on a cookie sheet and baking them 170 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 to 4
hours. After theyre sufficiently dried to be used in cooking, you can
consult the nearest cookbook for instructions on using them to effectively
flavor a dish.
If you want to store your herbs for later usage, you should keep them in a
plastic or glass container. Paper or cardboard will not work, because it
will absorb the taste of the herbs. During the first few days of storage,
you should regularly check the container and see if any moisture has
accumulated. If it has, you must remove all the herbs and re-dry them. If
moisture is left from the first drying process, it will encourage mildew
while you store your herbs. Nobody likes mildew.
So if you enjoy herbs or gardening, or both, then you should probably
consider setting up an herb garden. It might require a little bit of work
at first to set it up for optimal drainage, and pick what herbs you want
to grow. But after the initial hassle, its just a matter of harvesting
and drying all your favorite herbs.
If you are currently trying to plant trees in order to shade your garden, you will probably want something that grows very fast and provides plenty of shade. With the many types of trees available, you will have no problem finding a variety that will grow extremely fast and provide all the shade that your garden needs to survive. There are also many things you can do to speed up the growth of trees.
Generally trees are separated into two categories: long lived and short lived. If you are just looking for some temporary shade for your garden, you should stick to a short lived tree. But if you plan on keeping it for years, go for a long lived tree.
If you decide on a short lived plant, you are probably looking for something with speedy growth. This means the root system will be particularly aggressive, so be sure not to place it near any septic tanks or other deep rooted plants. If the roots have plenty of area to grow, then they will shoot out extremely fast and your tree will take off in growth. Your placement should also be based on the trees relative position to the area you are wanting to shade. You should keep it to the western or southern sides for maximum shading.
Preparing your soil well for the shade trees can be the best way to enhance the plant growth speed. The bigger hole you dig for the root ball, the better. Also when you dig out the soil from the hole, you should work it over well before you replace it. This will allow the roots to penetrate through the soil better. If you mix in all your fertilizer and nutrients to the soil before you replace it, you will end up with a superior tree. Also try to use organic materials as mulch. Bark and any branches or twigs work well for this, and will encourage the quick growth.
When you buy your shade tree, it will usually come with the root ball balled up and in a burlap bag. It might also be grown in a container or simply with bare roots. If you get a tree in a burlap bag, you should plant it anywhere between fall and early spring. Trees grown in containers are ok to plant at almost any time of the year. If the tree just has bare roots, then the ideal planting time is anytime in winter and early spring. If you buy a tree that has been grown in a container, make sure that the roots are not constricted by the container. This will usually cause the roots to go in circles underground after you plant it. After you buy the tree and before you plant it, be sure to constantly add moisture to it.
The ideal planting process would include putting it in the ground at the proper depth, and replacing the soil without compressing it too much. Immediately after planting, you should give the tree its first watering before putting the layer of mulch on. You should always use organic mulch, and have a 2 or 3 inch layer of it at the base of your tree.
You should always use nitrogen fertilizer during the first segment of the trees life. Simply follow the instructions on the label in order to find out exactly how much to apply and when to apply it. Never apply too much fertilizer while the tree is young. You should usually wait until it has been established for about a year. The fertilizer that you do add should be sufficiently watered down.
If you are trying to grow a tree speedily, there are many more things that you need to consider. However, with proper planning you can create the perfect environment for the tree to spring right up and provide you with plenty of shade within months.
A Look at Maui Wedding Cakes
Since Maui and Hawaii in general have been blessed with the most wonderful fruits and flowers, the best cakes on the island tend to take advantage of them. There are companies on the islands that have been creating designs and recipes for wedding cakes for over 50 years. Many have received worldwide acclaim. Several, in fact, have created wedding cakes for the rich and famous for weddings not even held in Hawaii.
The cakes are produced to order and then flown to their final destination to be enjoyed at the wedding reception as if it were happening right on Maui. In addition to the fabulous fruits and flowers available, there is an abundance of dairy products from some of the happiest, healthiest herds of cattle anywhere in the world. These natural items, unequaled in quality anywhere else in the world, combined with the talents of Hawaiian cake makers, are responsible for some of the best Maui wedding cakes ever.
There are creations available from Maui wedding-cake producers that simply can’t be reproduced anywhere else. Sweet pineapple butter cream fillings, decorated with some of the most beautiful flowers are a mainstay of the better cake makers. Frostings made from freshly picked sugar cane, grown a few miles from the bakery, can’t be duplicated using packaged products from your local supermarket – even if they originated from Hawaii.
For the adventurous, there are flavors and fillings available made from eclectic combinations of fruits and flowers that are as unique and wonderful as any found on the planet. No matter what you desire for your Maui wedding cakes, you can rest assured that it will be of the highest quality, made from ingredients that were still growing a few hours before they reached the oven and that there is no other place on earth that such a wonderful creation could have been produced.
A Guide to Wedding Invitations
The wedding date and time has been set, the location for the special event has been finalized, and the decision for the wedding theme C traditional and formal or fun and casual C has been made. Now its time to take the next step and create wedding invitations that reflect the celebration youve planned and provide the information needed for friends and family to have a pleasant experience as wedding guests.
Wedding invitations are the first place your guests will actually get a sense of the wedding youve planned. Whether your budget allows for custom made invitations ranging from sophisticated to artistic or do-it-yourself creations, there are plenty of options to provide memorable wedding invitations.
An exquisite array of invitations is available for those planning a formal or traditional wedding. Before you begin visually scanning all the possibilities, familiarize yourself with the language of printers and invitation designers. Understanding the various folds, tri-fold, z-fold, and French-fold, as well as terms such as embossing, thermography, deckle edge and die-cutting can save you time and money.
For the adventurous, a variety of unique wedding invitations can be explored from the homespun feel of a custom portrait boxed with rose petals to CD/DVD presentations for the tech-savvy couple. Once youve selected the design for your wedding invitations, youll want to find creative wording to convey the sentiment of your relationship and wedding. Examining wedding invitation etiquette is a good place to begin for the appropriate wording of your invitations.
Regardless of whether your wedding invitations are traditional or casual, you will want to include an RSVP/response card, and a reception card. Other options are also available to include in the mailing as a way to give your guests all the information needed to join in your special celebration.
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November 2nd, 2014 >> Uncategorized
8 Questions Brides Ask About Setting up a Wedding Registry
In theory, setting up a registry is simple. You decide on one or several stores, create a registry online or in person, select various items, and get the word out to your guests. In practice, things are a little more complicated — but only a little!
With that said, here’s the real deal on setting up your wedding registry and getting the word out without offending your guests. Remember that retailers can be an enormous help to both you and your guests. At the same time, you cant take everything they say at face value.
Q: Where should I register?
A: Chances are, if you’re getting married in your own town, you already know where “everyone goes” to set up and shop from a registry. If not, and guests are flying in from far away, pick from some bride-tested standbys likely to be present almost anywhere. Macys has a great reputation for registries, as does Williams-Sonoma, Bed Bath & Beyond and other retailers.
Before you choose your stores, be sure to stop by a wedding forum and get feedback from brides who have been there, done that. Store policies vary quite dramatically, ranging from the easy-does-it (wholl give you cash back for returns off the registry, no questions asked) to the extremely restrictive (wholl only let you exchange for another item *in that department*, requires a receipt for each item, and so on). You’ll want to know about these policies and the store’s overall reputation for bridal friendliness before you go in, or returns and exchanges could become a big hassle.
Q: I have a wide range of interests. How many stores should I register at?
A: Two to three stores is fairly typical. They don’t have to be typical stores, though. If you’re a wine drinker, and live in a state where it’s legal to ship wine, set up a registry at one of the great online wine merchants.
Q: When should I register?
A: Although close family members may pressure you to start earlier, it’s helpful to wait three to six months before the wedding. Not only are the vast majority of gifts bought within a day or so of the shower or ceremony itself, stores turn over merchandise so rapidly that any gifts you select earlier may be discontinued.
Q: What if I already have all the kitchen appliances and throw pillows I need?
A: Consider putting together a honeymoon registry instead, so guests can contribute toward a special meal or snorkeling trip or a nights lodging during your honeymoon.
Q: When I signed up at Store X, they gave me a bunch of attractive registry cards to enclose with my wedding invitations. Should I do it, or is that tacky?
A: Sorry, but the consensus is almost universal — it’s uncouth to include any mention of gifts in your invitations. You can, however, tuck those cards into shower invitations. Perhaps the best solution is to include a note in your invitations that reads, “Please see our wedding web site at www.xyz.com” and place your registry information there.