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Calcium Supplements for Bone Density

February 28th, 2011

calcium-types.jpgCalcium supplements are used to prevent or reverse osteopenia and osteoporosis. These are conditions where the bone mineral density, or BMD, is lower than normal. If osteopenia worsens, it is called osteoporosis. When the density of a bone is less than normal, or porous, the bone becomes weak and is more susceptible to breakage. Osteopenia and osteoporosis can occur at any age in both men and women, especially if there is not a balanced diet and exercise. Before taking a calcium supplement, ensure its safety with a health care provider.

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Health Care and Language Skills

February 27th, 2011

skills-for-health-care-providers.jpgWhen considering learning an additional language to potentially enhance your personal marketability for employment, health care is definitely a field to consider. There are many good reasons that a person with multiple language skills is desirable in a health care setting. From routine care to emergency situations, a multi-lingual person can be a critical component in providing quality care to a patient.

With the ever changing cultural fabric of our country, it is very common to encounter people who are not fluent in the English language or do not speak it at all. While a language barrier may be inconvenient in some circumstances, it can become critical if a person requires medical treatment and they are unable to understand or convey information to a health care provider. The problem becomes even more urgent if that particular person is involved in an emergency situation that requires them to make an unscheduled trip to the hospital, and there are no friends or family around to help with translation. This is an example of where a multi-lingual person could be of great benefit to both the patient and the health care provider.

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How to Sell Paper Money Online

February 26th, 2011

selling-paper-money.jpgThe advent of the World Wide Web has opened the doors for thousands of collectors, small businesses, and online marketers. This is especially true for individuals who have a niche market that they want to get out to the population. Because of the Internet, it is now possible to sell paper money online and not need to have a store front.

If you are looking to start an online business, or if you have the inventory but are looking for a way to sell your stock, try these tips to get started.

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Reeling in Cash: The Northern Pikeminnow

February 25th, 2011

fishing-cash.jpgFishing the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River usually conjures up images of landing the mighty salmon or massive sturgeon. But many anglers in Washington and Oregon have set their sights on one lesser-known fish — the northern pikeminnow. While not an otherwise desirable species, angling for the northern pikeminnow has exploded in the last twenty years for one simple reason — this greenish-silvery predator has been lining the pockets of fishermen with cash since 1990.

The northern pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus oregonensis) is a predatory species with a ravenous appetite for salmon spawn. This giant freshwater minnow is also quite prolific, with the female laying up to 30,000 eggs per year. This combination of fertility and predatory success came to the attention of scientists trying to account for declining salmon populations within the Columbia and Snake River systems in the mid-1980s. As a product of the series of studies done during this time, The Northern Pikeminnow Sport-Reward Program was born.

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How to Manage Your Twitter Lists

February 24th, 2011

When you go to the Twitter homepage and log in with your username and password, you will see a tab at the top of the screen called “Lists.” Lists function like miniature timelines. You can create different lists and populate them with your favorite Twitter users. This way, you have the ability to view tweets from only certain groups of individuals.

To get started, click on the “Lists” tab and then select the “Create a list” option. A pop-up window will appear, prompting you to choose a name, description, and privacy type for your new list. Keep in mind that names are used to differentiate your lists, so pick one that relates to the type of Twitter users you plan to include. For example, you might want to create a list called “Celebrities” or one called “Athletes.” You do not have to enter a description for your new list, but if you plan to share it with other people, you may want to write a quick sentence explaining the purpose of the list. Before you finish creating your list, you must decide whether to make it public or private. Public lists will be visible to all Twitter users, and people will also be able to follow your list if they like the group you created. If you do not want others to be able to see the contents of your list, choose the private option. When you are done, press “Save list.”

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Folder Inserters for Home or Office

February 23rd, 2011

low-volume-folder-inserter.jpgAnyone who has ever had to do a mail out of any significant size has felt the pain of not having a folder inserter. While not quite as torturous as licking envelopes, the lack of a folder inserter can mean the difference between having fingernails and cuticles or having to get a manicure shortly thereafter.

Folder inserters, also known as envelope stuffers, are programmable pieces of equipment that can take literally thousands of sheets of flat paper and fold them into a variety of different shapes. This fabulous piece of equipment can save huge amounts of time and it can even place the folded paper in the empty envelope depending on the style.

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How to Optimize Your Free Dropbox Account

February 22nd, 2011

dropbox-account.jpgFor most of us, the idea of shelling out $100/year to Dropbox for an upgraded account and 50GB of space seems a little pricey. That type of option is fine for businesses that need a lot of space, but the rest of us fall into the category of needing more than the default amount of free space, but less than the whopping 50GB that comes with a premium account. There are plenty of ways to get bonus space on your Dropbox account without putting any money forward.

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Paper Craft Supplies for Design

February 21st, 2011

paper-craft-supplies-organization.jpgIf you are a crafty person, then you will have craft supplies. There are thousands of different crafts that use paper as their primary medium. From the popular scrapbooking hobbyists to greeting card designers, paper is a part of many crafts. However, as a true paper crafter knows, you need quality paper craft supplies if you are going to have a quality product.

There are several hobbies that revolve around paper supplies; scrapbooking, handmade paper, cards, and invitations all require that the paper craft supplies used are durable and of good quality.

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Mortgage Repayment: Understanding the Facts and Figures

February 20th, 2011

mortgage-repayments.jpgMortgages can be confusing, especially when it’s your first time around. There are many things to take into consideration: interest rates, loan terms, fees and charges, and enough small print to test anyone’s eyesight. Many people will choose a mortgage product based on the interest rate alone. However, often a loan with a low interest rate can cost you more than one with a higher rate.

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What to Look for in Old Paper Money

February 19th, 2011

old-paper-gold-certificate.jpgIf you have ever looked through old papers and memorabilia from your grandparents, you have probably run across old paper money. Though many people may think little of an old bank note other than as a reminder of currencies from previous generations, there are avid collectors of old paper money. The numbers of these collectors, called notaphilists, have been growing in the recent past.

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Choosing a Table Saw

February 18th, 2011

table-saw-cutting-buying.jpgA table saw is an important tool to have in any woodshop. Choosing the right one to fit all of your woodworking needs ensures that you will not need to make more than one purchase. Think about all of the projects you will be doing and choose the table saw that will be able to accomplish the most difficult project. In order to choose the right one, steps must be taken to determine what you are looking for in your table saw.

Set your price limit at how much you can afford. Be prepared to be flexible if necessary. The price of a table saw often reflects the quality of the product. You do not want to buy a cheap one just because of the price. However, some projects may easily be completed with a cheaper table saw.

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