It has been a while since I have managed to put a post together and I definitely need to catch up on some things, but until then I figured that I might as well give anyone who happens to land on the home page a quick “heads up” on some changes that will be happening with Amazon’s affiliate program, Amazon Associates.
Lutenitza is a traditional Bulgarian relish that is often used as a spread with bread or toast, and may also be used as an accompaniment to foods such as grilled meats, meatballs, or even chips (fried potatoes). Variations of lutenitza, including ajvar and pindjur, are popular in the Balkan countries of Serbia and Macedonia. Traditionally lutenitza is prepared and stored in jars as a way of preserving surplus vegetables during the winter.
I first discovered lutenitza while browsing through the international foods section of our local Big Lots store. After noticing that it was made in Bulgaria and included ingredients that were similar to vegetables that I was already growing in the garden, I decided to give it a try. Although it is essentially a combination of vegetables (typically red bell peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, and occasionally carrots) minced and mixed together, lutenitza has a distinctive taste derived from the grilling or roasting technique used to cook the vegetables and facilitate removal of their skins. Salt and sugar are usually added to enhance the overall flavor.
When former president George W. Bush asked the question, “Is our children learning?” (Florence, South Carolina, January 11, 2000), somehow I suspected that the status of education in the United States was unlikely to improve over the next few years, and that ignorance in America would continue to flourish. A few days ago I encountered some particularly humorous examples of such ignorance while reading through the Friday Funnies section of the Casey Daily Dispatch (the remainder of the linked article makes for an interesting read as well, although the other subjects addressed are much more serious). Supposedly these questions and answers were from previous student responses to the GED examinations dating back to 2000, although I was unable to track down the primary source for them.
A good way to make money from home is to tutor online. Several options exist for experts in all sorts of fields. Whether you are a certified math teacher or you have a passion for gardening, put your knowledge to work tutoring others online.
Some sites such as Ed2Go, BuddySchool, and Fortemall allow teachers to develop their own content, charge what they want, and schedule their classes. These types of tutoring platforms can help the independent tutor who does not have her own tutoring software. Use these sites’ software for your classes. You can often list your services for free. You may have to pay a small fee for advertising to get your name out so students can see it, however.
With its beautiful fjord-shaped coastline, ski resorts, woods, and mountains, Norway attracts many visitors who enjoy hiking, skiing, and mountaineering. Compared to other places in Europe, Norway has fewer castles to serve as tourist attractions. But many parts of the country remain unspoiled and are sparsely populated, thus the picturesque natural environment in Norway is the main reason several hundred thousands of tourists visit the country every year.
When you vacation in Norway, do not look for the ornate palaces and cathedrals seen in most European countries. Instead, check out these five great tourist attractions.
Almost two years ago, the startup company Lytro announced that it was going to revolutionize the world of digital cameras, and just recently they finally announced their first line of products. The Lytro cameras boast new cutting edge technology that lives up to the hype that the company stirred up, allowing consumers to take and experience pictures in a whole new way. However, this doesn’t change the fact that fewer people are buying point and shoot digital cameras, since many people simply choose to take pictures with their smartphones instead.
The Nikon D7000 was first announced in September of 2010 as an anticipated successor to the D90. This model of the Nikon began shipping in October of 2010. Since its departure from Nikon to the consumer, it has since been earning respect for being very close in specifications to its semi-pro relative, the D3005.
In comparison to the D90, both cameras are very similar. The first difference that one notices from the D90 to the D7000 is the feel of the camera. The D7000 has a much heftier feel to the hand thanks to its shell that is made from a magnesium alloy. This gives it that more substantial feel of professional cameras. Nikon has also added a thicker rubber to the grip area that makes for easier operation. This thicker coating is also found on the back of the camera, a new addition that gives it better holding power.
With the hard economic times that so many people in the world are facing today, you could easily find yourself in a situation where you are desperate for money. Before you start looking at crazy schemes to earn money fast or decide to rob a bank, there are six important steps that you need to take in order to ensure that you do not create even more problems in your attempt to get out of your current money crunch.
1. Stop and take a deep breath. You will not be able to resolve your problem in a positive way if you are not calm and thinking clearly. When you are desperate for money, you could easily go into “panic mode”. When you operate in this mode, you are less likely to solve the problem, and more likely to make it worse.
Eucalyptus is one of the most popular essential oils. It is a common ingredient in many cold and flu remedies, and its scent is familiar to most people. Eucalyptus essential oil has a wide range of uses: it is a good home remedy for colds and coughs and it can be added into bath and massage oil blends to relieve muscular aches and pains.
Automatic garage doors are such a common feature of the contemporary home that you probably don’t even give yours a second thought. When something goes wrong, however, a garage door can become a major headache. If yours isn’t working properly, it’s important to know when you can repair it versus when you should consider a replacement. Though only a trained technician can tell you for sure, here are some tips to get you pointed in the right direction.
Today we have a guest post by Sarah Jules on the topic of viral marketing, a concept that has been receiving more attention recently as much of the talk in the SEO world has been gradually shifting towards the sharing of content on social networks. As long as you start out with good content, this type of social sharing can create a multiplying effect (hence the word “viral”) as one person shares your article with a few friends, who in turn share it with many others, thus increasing the reach of your promotional efforts far beyond what you would be able to do manually by yourself.