Nov 302021
 

Pick up a typical report and what words do you find? Verbs like analyse, forecast, plan, assess and schedule, are used in pursuit of organisations that are efficient, productive and predictable. What set of people are required? Obviously, people who are efficient, effective, proficient, competent, productive and co-operative. But I believe we need to go beyond – we need to be inspired, motivated, creators, who are enthusiastic and able to consistently deliver against our key objectives. We should be developing individuals who are not afraid to challenge paradigms, who are prepared to go that extra yard in search of excellence and who understand that success is 80% attitude and only 20% aptitude.

For a group of people to remain consciously competent at optimum performance levels, they require frequent injections of stimulation, motivational guidance, prompting and directing, otherwise they can easily lapse into becoming unconsciously competent or worse, unconsciously incompetent.

The primary objective of a professional Sales Manager has to be:

“To achieve consistently superior results, through the performance of every key individual.”

The Acid Test: When thinking about your own sales force,

– Do you understand their motivators – what is driving them?

– Do you have visibility of their numbers – year to date, forecast vs. required performance?

– Activity levels – are they working hard and smart enough?

– Engagement – are they talking to the right level in their prospects/accounts?

– Messaging – are they capable of delivering an appropriate message at the right level?

– Qualification – are they only spending time on deals where they can compete and ultimately that they can win?

– Closing – are they constructing successful campaigns and closing business?

Controlled Management:

The basis of Controlled Management is to provide a means of effective management by adopting different approaches in different situations with different people. Studying the approach and methods of great leaders in history, shows a variety of styles and proves the point. Compare for example, the styles of leadership displayed by say, Montgomery at El Alamein, Pope Jean-Paul II and the Roman Catholic Church or Bob Geldof and Live Aid. All three proved themselves effective leaders but in totally disparate situations and with very different groups of people. Controlled Management is a model, which provides guidance on the most effective management style to adopt in certain situations, with different types of people.

CM is a model, not a theory. The difference is that a theory attempts to explain why things happen, whereas a model is a pattern of events, which can be learnt and repeated.

There are four management styles: Directing, Coaching, Supporting and Delegating.

Each style is appropriate in certain circumstances and they can be illustrated as follows:

Directing – Low Supportive, High Directive.

Delegating – Low Supportive, Low Directive.

Coaching – High Supportive, Low Directive.

Supporting – High Supportive, High Directive.

CM is a way of describing and analysing leadership styles. It is a combination of directive and supportive behaviours.

Directive behaviour involves telling people what to do, how to do it, where to do it, when to do it and then closely supervising this performance.

Supportive behaviour involves listening to people, providing support and encouragement for their efforts and then facilitating their involvement in problem solving and decision-making.

Top performing Sales Directors and Managers understand instinctively when a situation requires them to Direct, Coach, Support or Delegate but learning these skills takes time and practice and underpinning this advanced approach to management must be a range of core competencies..

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Nov 292021
 

In the past, many cable systems operate as local monopolies in the United States, as cable companies typically receive exclusive rights to serve a region as a result of a franchise agreement with a local government. In some areas that are changing as competition has been allowed to enter the market, including, in some cases, city run cable systems. The rise of satellite TV broadcast system (Dish Network and DirecTV), which provide the same type of programming using small satellite receivers, has also provided competition to cable TV systems.

In fact, since Dish Network and DirecTV were officially launched in 90s, millions had switched from cable TV to Dish Network. Interested to know why is the big move? Here are the top three reasons!

Money wise

Money talks and money leads. One of the main reasons why Dish Network and DirecTV so popular nowadays is because Dish Network offers much better bargains when compare to cable TV providers. Cable TV monthly subscription fees ranged around $40 for the basics programming packages. Extra digital or sports channels require additional fees.

Satellite TV providers however offer a much lower monthly cost to their users. Dish Network s basic package starts at $29.99 while DirecTV s at $31.99. Additional sport packages will cost extra $5 to $10. With promotions offered by certain retailers, Dish Network packages are sometimes even cheaper with $19.99/month.

Programming selections

Programming choice is what separate cable TV and satellite TV the most. Satellite TV offers a wide range of programming selections; while with cable TV the programming options are rather limited.

You can easily get up to hundreds of programming channels with satellite TV systems. With cable TV, you get support of 90+ channels for the basic packages. Further more, satellite TV channels are all digital broadcast, meaning that all your satellite TV pictures are all 100% digitized. On the other hand, cable TV are mostly analog signals. Digital channels on cable TV might cost you extra subscription fees ranged from $10 – $15.

Equipment systems

Equipment Cable TV systems require a cable to be installed from the network to your house. If your street has no cable you may need to wait a while before it is available in your area. Besides the cable you need a receiver. With digital services you need an additional box. Dish Network requires a satellite dish, a receiver and a cable from the dish to your TV (no digging in your garden).

To get a cable TV services, you need to buy your own cable systems that might cost you around hundred bucks or more. For Dish Network or DirecTV, you get free satellite TV systems for free up to four rooms. All you need to be is that you are their first time customers and you are ready to commit a one year subscription contracts. Some of these equipments are even granted with life-time warranty!

Wrapping things up

Viewing on the points listed above, it is no doubt that why J.D. Power and Associates has ranked Dish Network and DirecTV as the top TV broadcasting companies. Both DirecTV and Dish Network are higher in customer satisfaction than any of the cable TV companies for the last five years.

Due to the popularity of satellite TV, dealers have sprung up all over the place promising the best deals and the best service. Some are Internet scams and provide lots of fake deals. To review and get recommendation on satellite TV retailers, you are suggested to visit this page: Recommendation on satellite TV dealers.

Nov 282021
 

Recent years Dish Network had sprung up to become one of the hottest TV broadcast companies in United States. If you are interested in getting these Dish Network systems, here are the 101 things that you should know.

How popular is Dish Network service?

Dish Network services are so well-liked that the number of subscribers reached up to 12 millions in early year 2006.

What caused the success of Dish Network?

According to independent consumer surveys, the accomplishment of Dish Network satellite TV is mainly due to its superior picture quality, wide selection of channels and programs, reliable customer service and the bargains in price.

Dish Network provides the most HD channels, offers the most Latino/ International programming, and owns the largest retailers network that offer free satellite systems up to four rooms.

What, I heard free satellite TV systems!

Yes, you do get free Dish Network satellite TV systems when you order your Dish Network services. However, the free satellite TV systems do come with condition. In order to qualify for the free Dish Network deals, you must be a first time customer and you MUST commit to at least one-year service contract with Dish Network.

What is in the free Dish Network systems?

Basic free satellite TV systems includes up to 4 receivers (common model: Dish 311) with remote controls, Dish Network access card, and a satellite dish to be installed facing the north. Some dealers will give out extra incentive gifts such as DVR system, DVD player; home theaters sets and free movie channels for certain periods. Thus, picking up the right Dish Network dealer is important.

What are the programming packages available for Dish Network?

Dish Network programming packages come in four main packages: America’s Top 60, America’s Top 120, America’s Top 180, and America’s Everything Pak.

America’s Top 60 package is the Dish Network entry package. The basic America’s Top 60 cost $31.99/month (some dealers offer $19.99 for the first three months). The package is consist of 60 major paid TV channels in United States, such well-known channels include ABC Family, CNBC, Court TV, Comedy Central, ESPN, MTV, Nickelodeon, Star Sports and a host of others. Additionally, local channels are always included for free whenever it’s possible.

This mid-level programming package will cost you $42.99 per month. It includes all of the America’s Top 60, along with additional of sports, movies, documentary, and kids channels. Some of the channels listed here that America’s Top 60 does not have includes all time kid favorites– Toon Disney, F/X, Soap Net, Tech TV, American Movie Classics, The Speed Channel, Turner Classic Movies, as well as a big bunch of sports channels.

With $52.99/month, you get an extra of 15++ music channels in America’s Top 180. Further more, America’s Top 180 also include some of the famous TV channels that America’s Top 120 and America’s Top 60 do not have. These channels include Discovery Kids, Encore, National Geographic Channel, Nicktoons, The Golf Channel, Action Westerns, as well as The Movie Channel.

Lastly, the America’s Everything Pak. This programming package is the ultimate of the Dish Network that provides every TV channels available under the sun, premium movie channels are included here in this package: Showtime Unlimited, HBO The Works, Multimax from Cinemax, and Starz Encore Super Pak. You will get more than 2000 movies per month with America’s Everything Pak.



How can I order Dish Network systems?

To get Dish Network services, you need to approach Dish Network dealers to select the number of satellite systems, programming packages, HD upgrading, DVR upgrading, and other supplementary deals. Shipping and installation will be done very soon after the order is placed. A cost of $50 will be charged as deposit when you place your order. This fee will then credited back to your Dish Network monthly bills thus starting up Dish Network services basically is free.

In order to get the best Dish Network deals, Dish Network online dealers are recommended as they are those who can afford the bargains for the consumers. Click here for Dish Network online dealer s review.

Nov 222021
 

The BBC recently commissioned a survey among 20,000 people asking ‘What would you like to do before you die?’ The answers were noted and a list of the most common answers was compiled and entitled ’50 things to do before you die.’

There were some very interesting answers. In at number 50 was ‘to go Polar Bear watching’, the animal theme continued to be popular with ‘to see tigers in the wild’ at number 45 and interestingly, ‘to drive a husky sledge’ reaching number 38. The travelling theme was also present within the list, ‘taking the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Vladivostok’ featured at number 33 and ‘walking the Great Wall of China’ proved to be a popular choice charting at number 16. However, the silver medal position went to ‘scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef’ with the number 1 answer being ‘to swim with dolphins’.

Before being asked the ‘what would you like to do before you die’ question, without doubt a number of the 20,000 would have given their answer straight away and then gone on to achieve their ambition within their lifetime however, it would certainly be interesting to find out how many of those surveyed had never before given such an important question much thought but, having then given this some consideration, had answered the question and then actually went on to achieve their stated goal. I would guess a surprisingly high number. The mechanics for those knowing that their number one ambition before they die was to swim with dolphins could be considered surprisingly quite straight forward. Surely it would be a matter of deciding where in the world they could carry this out, what the actual cost of the exercise would be together with when their budget and diary would allow such an activity to take place. It could be argued that the most difficult part of such an exercise is simply deciding what it is you would really like to achieve in the first place!

Financial Planning is no different. The actual mechanics of the process although interesting, at times intimidating but ultimately quite exciting, are relatively straightforward. Once you have established what it is you would like to achieve you may be confident enough to tackle these issues yourself. However, just as many call upon the specialised services of accountants and lawyers, finding a good, experienced financial adviser with whom you can build a long lasting working relationship is likely to help you achieve your goals more quickly.

Fifty is a pivotal age
In financial planning terms, fifty is quite a pivotal age. As a ‘thirty-something’ many consider the world is at their feet, and then,
possibly discovering life really begins at 40! While approaching the half-century may seem like the half time whistle went a few years ago, in reality there’s hopefully a long way to go as yet! Victor Hugo once said ‘Forty is the old age of youth. Fifty is the youth of old age.’ Whether or not you see your fiftieth birthday as a major mile-stone of your life it certainly is an excellent ‘target date’ by which you could judge if your financial priorities have been achieved or are on track to being achieved.

And for those who are approaching fifty now is a good time to take stock of your finances as the good news is you still have time to prepare for the next major milestone in your life which is likely to be your retirement.

I am sure we all dream of a future free from money worries and many would agree the earlier you start to plan the better as this makes it easier for your goals to be achieved. Therefore, the check list below is designed to help you plan and prioritise the 10 things to sort out before you reach the big five-a!

1. Check your budget
If you haven’t done so for some time, you should review your current living costs. Start by listing your essential monthly outgoings such as your home loan and food then, after including those items you would consider important, add in the monthly items you would consider treats and luxuries. Interestingly, this exercise leaves many scratching their heads asking ‘where does the money go each month!’ Once you have worked out your regular monthly outgoings, hopefully there is some money left which can be classed as your disposable income. This may also be a good chance to highlight the areas where money can be saved, perhaps by shopping around for better deals on your regular bills or on your insurance for example. If it turns out, by working through the check list, that you need to save more for your retirement years or to start thinking for your child’s future, you will have a better idea of how much you can really afford.

2. Review your savings and borrowings
It’s a fact of financial life that it usually costs more to borrow than you can earn by saving. So the message is this: if you have cash to spare, you should probably use it to pay off your debts first.

continued in Part 2…

Nov 182021
 

Good presentations make the foundation of the successful business deals. So while making presentations make sure that you have an easy access to a good projector which suits your requirement as this is going to at as a catalyst for a business deal to happen! The picking of projectors is mainly dependent on the type of work or the kind of business that you have. As for an advertising firm presentations are very frequent so they make doubly sure that they procure a good projector!
The other factor that determines the selection of a projector is the dimension of the room or the conference hall where the presentation is scheduled. As the clarity and readability of the data projected varies from the projector which is designed to function in small room as compared to large room , so presentations for larger areas and for a great number of people should be made through more sophisticated projectors.

Portability of the projector is the another issue, if you usually travel from one place to another for their business presentations then make sure that you invest in a good quality portable projector that is easily transported and provides an easy set up. It is mandatory that it can be set up instantly as who would be carrying a throng of technical people when doing mobile presentations. A projector that easily connects with a personal or portable computer will be ideal to make your presentations simple but sophisticated.

Norms suggest that a portable projector with a minimum brightness capacity of at least 800 lumens is fine to handle the presentations. In contrast to this larger projectors must have a brightness capacity of at least two thousand lumens to make the presentation clear even to those who are seated at the back of the room. A projector must have at least a minimum of 1500 lumens to be able to project effectively in a room where plenty of light comes in as when there are no blinds or curtains

Once you have decided on the type of the projector that you will be using, then make sure that you use projectors in a dark room but if it cannot be avoided, always position the projector at an area where there is less light. It is also important to take note of the resolution of your projector as this signifies the amount of pixels it can display. . Projectors can be easily installed but it is best to consult technical people for setting up the projector especially if they will be mounted to the ceiling. Make sure your projector’s efficiency will last long by using alcohol or a special cleaning solution for the projector lens.

So go ahead and make a appropriate selection from a wide variety of projectors that are available in the market and just to tell you that vendor will be one happy person to give a trial presentation, so make sure that you don’t miss on that as it will throw more light on the projector features.

Nov 172021
 

Having trouble looking for that unique and different handbag? Or, maybe you’re looking for a purse that isn’t in the local stores and boutiques yet? Then you should try searching online! Gone are the days when women had to go to the mall to choose from limited supplies. It is the age of the internet, and anything and everything can be found online. It’s easy and accessible, and with one click of a button, hundreds or even thousands of options become available to you.

Now you can go shop for the current “must-have” bag, or something quite different and unique, like customized handbags such as photo purses. If you decide to go online to shop, you must understand that there are a few risks involved. Only deal with reputable stores or sources with credentials, preferably those stores that have secure payment processors like Verisign or Authorize.net. A liberal return policy & a phone number to reach customer service would be another thing to look for. Giving them a call to ask around for details first would be a very good idea.

If you’re in the market for a designer bag, learn to spot fakes and cheap knock-offs. A few tips on how to spot fakes online would be if the price is too good to be true, or the seller is on an auction site and they have a ton to sell. If you do order it, know that designer handbags will often have some extra stitching or small marks that will distinguish it from fakes. Look for the custom label or logo of a designer purse or handbag, and check if they are misplaced or misspelled. Another thing to keep in mind whenever you are shopping would be to compare prices. It never hurts to do a search for the stores name to see if there are any previous customers complaining about the vendor.

Yes there is a slight risk involved in online shopping, but the benefits would far outweigh them. Once you learn to look for bargains and spot fakes, you’re on your way to many great deals and purchases. In today’s world of mass production of purses and fashion accessories, going online to shop is one way to distinguish yourself from looking like everyone else. So go online today and shop with confidence.

Nov 142021
 

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I was taking a road trip with my wife, cruising down highway 101 towards Monterey, California, when the sight of glowing yellow arches reminded me of my past days as a salesman in Hawaii.


My former sales manager was fond of quoting McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc, who was renowned for claiming that he was in the real estate business, not the hamburger joint business.


What did Ray Kroc mean by this? For him, success was about strategically placing his hamburger joints. He wisely realized that if he monopolized as many highway exits across America as possible, people would flock in droves. He hit on something big. As proof, next time you’re on a road trip, count how many towering yellow arches you pass.


For Ray Kroc, success went hand in hand with visibility and location. This is certainly true with Internet Marketing. Even more so than a physical business, your Internet business lives or dies due to it’s visibility. Unlike physical establishments, people just don’t stumble accidentally across your website.


The only way to get people to your website is to make it visible. One such way is through the tried and proven method of advertising. So lets spend some time discussing various successful methods for promoting online business.


Advertising in e-zines is truly effective. These Internet magazines cover almost any topic you can think of. You can visit an online directory of e-zines and find one that deals with your particular subject. E-zine ads are effective because you are targeting an audience that is already interested in your topic. Therefore, every reader is a potential customer. Placing an ad in the right e-zine can definitely give visibility to your website.


Opt-in email is another great form of advertising your Internet business. With opt-in email you would create your own sales copy, which you in turn submit to a company that will then email it to their mailing list. Carefully seek out opt-in services with a reliable reputation. Too many of these services are nothing more than disguised SPAM. However, if you find a good opt-in company and you create an effective sales copy, you will definitely give your online business much needed visibility.


Pay-per-click programs are another good form of advertising. Google Adwords is a perfect example of this. It works by creating an ad for your Internet business. You even get to set your own bidding price. You only pay once someone clicks on your link and is taken to your site. A word of caution with this form of advertising. You need to monitor it daily. It is too easy to create an ad and forget about it. Before you know it, you’ve burned up your grocery money for the month. A good idea is to set a monthly budget; a reasonable amount you can afford. Once your bill reaches that limit, pause your campaign until the next month. Other than that, pay-per-clicks are considered to be one of the most effective ways to gain increased visibility for your business.


One trendy form of advertising is through blogs. Blogs are all the rage these days. Everybody has one. You can create a blog that pertains to your business. Blogs give you the opportunity to make your business more personable by revealing your personal experience in your field of expertise.
One way to turn your blog into a form of advertising is by placing a link to your website at the end of each post. This will definitely increase your business visibility.


Remember, McDonalds has made a fortune out of using the visibility tactic. You can make your online business just as visible as those seductive glowing yellow arches by employing some of the advertising techniques mentioned above. Remember, there is no such thing as too much visibility when it comes to your business. So budget what you can for advertising and go for it.

I Have Binge Eating Disorder – Now What?

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Oct 312021
 

Are you sick and tired of wondering if your eating habits are normal? What about pondering over and over again why you feel like you aren’t fully capable of having the potential to take control of your life? Are you the type of person that finds comfort in food? Does food numb your feelings and make you forget about life for a moment? Do you eat when you are not even hungry? Do you stuff yourself full until you feel sick?

If so, you may have Binge Eating Disorder. Although, you probably feel like you are the only one crazy enough to find solace while eating – You are not. In fact, there are about 25 million others who are just like you. Nice to know, isn’t it?

Now, what is the next step?

There are many different routes that you can take for getting help. If you feel like you need to talk to someone, but would prefer a more one-on-one atmosphere, then talking to a medical professional regarding your binge eating habits just might be what you need. There are many therapists, psychiatrists, and doctors that can help you get to the root of your binges and help you move forward into recovery.

If you are the type of person that deals better talking to people with your similar problem, join an Overeater’s Anonymous Group. These groups modify the 12-step program that you can find for Alcoholics Anonymous. If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to many people at once, just sit back and listen. Chances are that you will hear someone’s story and relate to it. Maybe you can meet up with that person after the meeting and talk to them about your problem. It’s always easier to open up to someone that we know can relate to us – What better the circumstance than this one?

Another option is to talk to a trusted friend or family member about how you are feeling and your eating habits. This will allow you to get everything off of your chest about your emotions and the reason that you turn to food.

Pick the route of help that you find most comfortable for you. If you do not feel comfortable, you will not be able to be completely open and honest about what is going on between you and food.

Even though you are part of the 25 million people that suffer from Binge Eating Disorder right now, remember, you do not always have to be part of that number. You can regain control of your life and of your eating habits and be well on the way to joining the recovery number from Binge Eating Disorder by getting help.

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Oct 282021
 

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Marketing to Leading Edge Baby Boomers

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Oct 252021
 

For the past 60 years Baby Boomers have driven markets. That is not going to change as they enter retirement. Take a look at the trends they are expected to drive in the first half of the twenty-first century.

Are you among the two thirds of baby boomers who are not prepared for retirement? Are you seeking a way to be at least partially retired or change your current job? All through their lives, baby boomers have driven the market, and that is not going to change as they approach retirement age. If you are looking for something new to do, seek something that caters to baby
boomers.

As they age, baby boomers are becoming increasingly concerned with health. Food supplements, exercise programs and equipment, preventative and alternative medicine will play a vital role in their efforts to stay healthy. These products and programs must be packaged to appeal to baby boomers – efficient, convenient and fast. Curves appeals to female baby boomers more than the corner gym. They also want to be led in fitness programs by people their own age, so if you enjoy exercise programs and can work with people, consider becoming a personal trainer. Food supplements that are pre-packaged into daily doses of multiple supplements appeal more than bottles and bottles of various different supplements.

Baby boomers also want to look younger. Again, food supplements are a major element in this, as well as skin care, spas, massage, relaxation and yoga. A combination of services in one location, or in-home instruction could appeal to the baby boomer love of convenience. For those not inclined to open their own businesses, a job in the local spa might be of interest.

The management of the money they do have is of extreme importance to baby boomers. Many have seen the previous generation lose their income to the dot com bust or simply to inflation. Money management and investment services will be in great demand. For many baby boomers, their home is their greatest asset, and with the fear of a real estate bust, reverse mortgages might be their only option. At home businesses and network marketing can supplement the income of those who do not have other investments or who lost their retirement savings in the recent closure of retirement funds or the dot com bust. Investing in these opportunities and services now can put you ahead of the surge of many that may come in later. For an at-home business or network marketing opportunity, choose a service or product that baby boomers will be seeking, and plan to actively work at marketing it.

Leisure services, travel and entertainment will also become more important to Baby Boomers if it is a service tailored to them. Fewer want to hitchhike around Europe, but they do want attractive, low cost places to stay near the major attractions of the world. Package deals with other Baby Boomers will become more attractive, despite the individualism of the Baby Boomer generation, as spouses begin to die and infirmities require them to rely more on others. Senior meal sites will take on new personalities as Baby Boomers come seeking companionship.

The need for efficiency will also grow. With incomes fixed and energy levels declining Baby Boomers will want smaller, more efficient living spaces, transportation and even smaller packaging of food items. The generation that made MacDonald’s will again change the way America eats as they seek convenience foods that are more healthful and nutritious but no less convenient. Keeping your eyes open in all of these areas will help you determine ways to serve
the Baby Boom generation and be part of the ongoing prosperity they have provided throughout
their lives.

Shopping Online? Here Are Some Ways To Save!

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Oct 242021
 

Probably everyone by now has at least heard about eBay or Amazon, right? These companies are still capturing the majority of the e-commerce market among other sites such as Walmart.com and for you technology buffs, Buy.com, Circuitcity.com and Bestbuy.com. All of these sites of course generate large revenues in online retail.

E-tailers: Shopping Comparisons
Sites like Shopzilla.com, Pricegrabber.com and Consumerclub.com actually will give you the best deal by comparing the prices of major retailers like Sports Authority, Target, Macys, Barnes & Noble and JC Penny. A major goal of Consumerclub.com of is to offer consumers the best deals and make the shopping experience easy. Instead of spending the time of researching every site for the best deals, try one of these online comparison sites. They will do all the work for you and find you the best deal.

Take Advantage on Shipping Deals
Most of the major online retailers offer discounted shipping or even free shipping if you buy a certain product or spend a certain amount of money. Also, after Thanksgiving heading into the holidays, many online retailers will offer free shipping and giftwrap services.

Check Coupon Sites
Check sites like Valpak.com, Coolsavings.com and Eversave.com. These sites offer all kinds of discounts to major retailers. Coolsavings.com offers up to 30 percent off on groceries and travel. You can even print out coupons and drive to the retailer to purchase merchandise. These sites also offer freebies and free samples of products that are not on the market yet.

Try Overstock.com
Overstock.com is an online retailer that has partnerships with many brand-name companies. Their relationships with these companies allow them to purchase product at huge discounts. Overstock.com takes advantage of the products that the major manufacturers overestimate for their yearly sales. Overstock.com buys those products at below wholesale price. Also, Overstock.com takes advantage of stores that are moving or downsizing. If this is the case, these products that the stores don’t want will be sold to Overstock.com also at a below wholesale rate. Then they pass their discounts to the consumers. The site claims it can save you up to 80 percent every day, which is true after looking at a deal for iPod/mp3 speakers normally listed at $59.99, selling for $12.95, which is a savings of 78 percent. .

Is Online Shopping Now Safer?
The answer to the question is yes. It is now safer to shop online. According to an article on AllBusiness.com, e-commerce is actually much more secure than real-world commerce. When you leave your credit card receipt on a restaurant table or give your credit card number to a telephone operator, you’re accepting the risk that things you didn’t order might appear on next month’s bill. Yet when you enter a credit card number on a reputable e-commerce site, you’re sending it over a secure connection to a server that’s accessible only to authorized personnel and protected against even the most determined intruders. Just make sure you shop with a reputable company that verifies that payment button is encrypted. Many sites will have padlock emblems verifying this. Pay Pal, which is a payment system made most popular from eBay, has state-of-the-art encryption that protects your information from cyber thieves. You don’t have 100 percent protection while shopping online, but your odds are not as great being a victim of identity theft as you are lead to believe.

Financing Used Car with Used Vehicle Finance UK

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Oct 232021
 

Past statistics shows that used vehicle has boomed in past few years. This happened as these days’ car dealers with used car are offering you the same thing which a brand new car will offer you, the only difference which matters is the price. Buying a used vehicle can save lot of your precious money which you can use for fulfilling your other personal or professional purposes. But buying a used car also need money and a used vehicle financing in UK can provide you such finances.

Used vehicle finance in UK is form of loans which gives you apt financial support when you are looking forward to get your own vehicle. These loans are secured by the car itself, so you don’t have to arrange any collateral for getting the loan approval.

A through research can help you drove off a good car with a great deal. Steps while buying a used car which will ensure that you are getting the best:

•Determine the amount you can afford
•Research your options i.e. which cars are available to you on the basis of your affordability.
•Try to get as much information as possible on the phone with the car dealer about the car.
•Test-drive the car. It will give you a better knowledge about the technical condition of the car.
•Inspect the car yourself. Check the details such as interiors, accessories, tires, open the trunk, look under the hood, look under the car for leakages (if any), ask for and check the car history, ask for vehicle identification number.
•Take the help of professional mechanic to inspect the car
•Negotiate dealers for discounts and free vehicle insurance.

Finding out the best deals in used vehicle financing can be an easier job if proper homework is done by you. While buying a used car or any vehicle you may come across dealer arranged financing but its better to look out for other alternatives before finalizing any deal in used car finance in UK. You can find a lender in used vehicle financing in UK through online option.

There are lots of online loan websites which offer you several loan quotes at no cost. You can compare such quotes with the help of comparison tools available on these sites. There are other online instruments also such as debt and repayment calculators and repayment tables to make your life easier while repaying the loan amount.

Used vehicle car finance can erase all the traveling hassle from your life while serving you with cash to buy your own conveyance at your convenience.

The Human Fuel

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Oct 202021
 

Carbohydrates are the cheapest food humans can eat and although they contain the least energy amount among food categories
on weight basis, yet it is the main category that is responsible for overweight.

Carbohydrates resemble the main source (about 90%) of energy requirements of humans living away from extremely cold weather ( pole).
How much we take them? how the body deals with them? what is the impact of them on the body?. This is what we are going to discuss now.

Carbohydrates are present in many chemical forms:
-Mononmolecular form is either 5 or 6 carbon atoms.
-Dimolecular form which is a combined 2 monosaccharide (6 carbon atoms each).
-Oligosaccharide wich is formed of few combined monosaccharides.
-Polysaccharides( polymolecular chunks) of glucode.

Pentoses (5 carbon) are present in nature in bound forms, and oligosaccharides are of structural value (e.g.Antigens), but the disaccharides specially sucrose (sugar of commerce) which may make up as much as 40% of carbohygrate intake, and the polysaccharide starch, with glucose as the building unit of both, are abundant in nature and are relevant to energy production in humans.

Glucose is the most important molecule in carbohydrate metabolism.
-It can be catabolised (broken down gradually) in the cytoplasm to produce some energy as in muscle cell or red blood cell, and its catabolic products are oxidized in the cell energy house(mitochondria) to produce larger amounts of energy.

Glycogen is the storage form of carbohydrates in human body to meet rapid demand of glucose or enargy (fat is the other storage form).
The only human that can store glycogen in high amounts is the fetus before birth, however adult human can only store small amounts of it:

-Adult stores about 1/2 lb of glycogen in the liver which breaks it down during starvation to be completely depleted within 24 hours, the first thing the liver does after meals is to restore the normal glycogen store.
-Adult stores another small amount of glycogen in muscles which never give it up to be kept for their energy needs during exercise.

The human brain stores Glucose as is in the blood and the whole body is responisible for keeping a blood concentration within a narrow range, this is done primarily by the liver which can utilize glycerol (splitted from fat) and amino acids (from protein) to build up to 55 g glucose which accords precisely with the estimated energy requirements of the brain.

Blood glucose can only highly fluctuate in diseases:
1- High levels in diabetes mellitus. Glucose can react with body proteins and modify them contributing to Cataract and other long term complications of diabetes.
2- Low levels near to 0 in Cancer, producing a muscle waste and general weakness(cachexia). The ability of cancer cells to absorb huge amounts of glucose led some scientists in the former Soviet Union and in Germany to flood blood with glucose to kill the cancer cell by its own produced high acidity through cytoplasmic glycolysis of this glucose. It proved some success in some cases.

The surplus glucose is stored as FAT, the most efficient form as energy store on weight basis , man strategic energy resource which he never uses nor he needs, moreover, stored fat is a mechanical handicap and a health risk.

If humans think that their main fuel is produced by Sun (through plant) and that Sun is present all the time they are present on earth, they would have thought about not to keep energy stores!, but when it comes to cookies, candies, bakeries, pasta, and desserts, who cares?
Don’t you?.

Important Things to Consider Before Buying Contact Lenses

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Oct 132021
 

Some people out there wonder why people pay out money on expensive contact lenses or expensive glasses. If you’ve never worn glasses or contact lenses, then chances are that you have good eyesight. In contrast, those that don’t have good vision will need to get either contact lenses or glasses in order to have near perfect vision.

In most cases, contact lenses will considerably improve your vision without having to get glasses, which is reason enough to invest in a pair of contacts. They are very lightweight, and they provide you a full range of sight and mobility.

Cheap contact lenses can be found on the Internet, or at your local optician’s office. They won’t set you a back a lot of money, yet they will give you the vision you need. Contacts are a great alternative to glasses, particularly for those who need glasses but hate to wear them. In you buy cheap contact lenses, it is an ideal solution to glasses, – at a price, anyone can afford.

In several different ways, you can buy contact lenses. You can order them online, which is what the majority people tend to do. Companies such as contacts.com offer hundreds of contact lenses and prescriptions, which they transport right to your door. When you order online you can get a great price, and then have the contact lenses brought right to you – with no travel or waiting in line required to get your contact lenses when you need them.

The best thing about buying contacts online is the fact that there is a lot more to choose from. There are a lot of different brands and manufacturers online, many of which aren’t offered from your local store. Directly you can buy from a manufacturer’s website, or choose a third party dealer that offers a wide selection of brands and models.

With several different brands of contact lenses out there, it can be very difficult when you select your pair. Often times, your optician will suggest a brand to you, although sometimes they won’t. Different brands are coming out all the time, which can make it very difficult for first time contact lens users to select the best brand for their eyes and their needs. A few examples of some of the best contact lenses manufacturers include Acuvue, Bausch and Lomb, and Progressive. These are all great choices, offering you a variety models to choose from.

Also, you can also purchase your contacts at your optician’s office. If you don’t have access to the internet, buying this way is a great decision. You can also purchase at a local store that sells contact lenses and glasses, such as Wal-Mart. Since they offer a variety of different contacts for those who need them, the prices are great here as well. You can also buy solution here as well, making it well worth the trip to get your contact lenses.

If you shop around, you can usually find some great deals for your lenses. The prices of the contact lenses will vary depending on the brand and type your optician prescribed. If you are buying the latest and greatest brands of contact lenses, you can obviously count on the price to be a bit higher. This is to be anticipated, as contacts cost the most when they first come out and are available for purchase.

In order to buy contact lenses, you’ll require a prescription. When you go to an optician for the fitting process, he will observe your eyes and let you know if you can wear contacts. There are a few types, such as soft contact lenses and hard contact lenses. Depending on your eyes, you may have to get a unique type of contact lens. The optician will give you his recommendation, and tell you everything you need to know and do for the contacts that he will give you a prescription for.

Summary:

If your vision is bad, or if you just want to dump the glasses, you should look into a pair of contact lenses. They are very reasonably priced, easy to take care of, and easy to use. Here are some things to consider before buying contact lenses.

Where To Find Cellular Phone Accessories

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Oct 082021
 

Looking for cell phone accessories at a low cost is sometimes a problem. Although going directly to phone manufacturers for Motorola cell phone accessories, LG accessories, and Samsung phone accessories is a safe choice,it is not always economical. More often, those out there looking for simple equipment and accessories on out-of-date cell phones could either find that they are not offered anymore, or that the cost is too high for an older phone. Never fear though, finding inexpensive accessories is a possibility when you understand where you should look.

Online Vendors
Do an online search for “cellular accessories” and you will probably possibly see thousands of Internet sellers vying for your sale. regardless of whether you are shopping for Motorola, LG, or Samsung cell phone accessories, there’s a good chance you’re going to get a vendor thathas just the thing you’ll need.

Internet Auctions
You will purchase essentially anything you are looking for using Internet based auctions, and cell phone accessories aren’t any different. Motorola accessories, LG cell phone accessories, and Samsung phone accessories are on the market from sellers in used and new condition. Even users with out-of-date cellular phones and devices can easily find accessories made expressly for their phones.

Assortment is never a problem either, because online sellers appear everyday with wonderful, fresh products. Whether you’re shopping for a cheetah-print faceplate, a car charger, battery, or holster, there’s a great chance a seller has it.

Electronic Stores
Stores such as Best Buy and Circuit City don’t only sell cell phones, they have cellular accessories and equipment. Look out for sales, bearing in mind that many times cellular phone equipment and accessories aren’t included in specials and deals.

Cellular Phone Service Providers
They are nearly every place. Cingular, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint are just some companies that have got stores in everywhere from inside grocery stores to malls. More often than not stores like these sell a vast variety of equipment and accessories to support their many cellular phones. Looking for two or three different accessories? Stores such as these most often have specials with discounts to cellular users who purchase accessory bundles.

Specialty Stores
The cellular business has become so large that many niche markets have sprouted up as a result. For example, it isn’t uncommon to find shopping mall kiosks committed to only personalized face plates or batteries. More often than not, these kiosks or stores provide a big assortment of devices and accessories for several cellular phone models. Keep in mind,, since they traditionally offer only one or two unique products, consumers usually pay a little more.

Mass Retailers
With cell phone providers with kiosks in mass retailers like Target and Wal-Mart, it is not abnormal to buy cell phone accessories and equipment on store shelves. Use the gift certificate that you have had hidden away in your underwear and sock drawer from your last birthday and you’ll probably save yourself more money.

No matter the kind of cellular you’ve got, rest assured that you’re certainly not confined to purchasing accessories and equipment straight from the manufacturers of the phones. Cellular phone users today can buy cell phone accessories and equipment just about everywhere but a local bakery. While that might be changing soon as well.

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