February 28, 2005 Articles

Finding a Diet Plan That Works for You

There are many reasons for people to be following a diet. Perhaps it is a special, doctor-advised regimen meant to control or prevent certain illnesses such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Maybe a diet is required due to particular food allergies like a gluten-free diet or for people who are lactose intolerant. The option of a diet such as vegetarian or macrobiotic might simply be a personal lifestyle choice. However, most people who are dieting are doing so because they are overweight.

Diabetes--What You Need to Know About This Hidden Danger

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose (sugar) for our bodies to burn to create energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, produces a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes large amounts of sugar to build up in your blood.

Tax Tips to Save You Time and Money

It's nearly that time again. April 15--the income tax deadline--is rapidly approaching. There aren't many taxpayers in this world who can honestly say that they have not needed help completing their tax forms. Since paying taxes is an annual event, you would think that we would get better at the procedure from year to year, but this is certainly not the case. We need help nearly every year because tax laws change dramatically, withholding tables are adjusted and our individual tax situation from deductions to dependents vary from year to year.

Bankruptcy--The Last Resort or a Fresh Start

Each year more than 1,200,000 Americans file for protection under the federal bankruptcy laws, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute. Some are credit abusers or are financially irresponsible. But average working men and women who try to pay their bills on time can sometimes find themselves in financial difficulties, as well. The sudden loss of a job, catastrophic medical bills, soaring credit card interest, student loans, a divorce or even a natural disaster can quickly wipe out a life's savings. For many, bankruptcy provides a second financial chance.

Tips on How To Make Your Products Sell Faster

Make your products sell quickly by adding a lotof bonuses. You could get the free bonuses for littleor no cost by joint venturing with other businesses.You could go to the “freebies” directories and findthings. Then you could ask the legal owner’spermission to use the item as a free bonus for yourproduct.

Selling To Your Affiliates

Most the effort you put into marketing your products should be focused on your affiliates. Why? Because unless you have a big online store or are a recognized company, trying to sell outside your affiliate base is equal to Wal-Mart trying to sell to K-Mart and visa versa. Normally the people you are trying to sell to are at the same time trying to sell you something in return. So it makes more sense to focus on your own customers. Now I'm not saying to not sell outside your own base but don't neglect the customer who is standing right in front of you. They are already in your store but have not been convinced to buy anything. And they have not been convinced to buy anything because no sales clerk has approached them. And when one did approach them they were met by someone who themselves don't use the products.

Tax Jokes and Quotes

Do you realize that some tax forms ask you to check a box if you are BLIND?

Be Happy, Join The Wednesday Worry Club

Of all the people who know me, no one would say I am afflicted with worryitis. They may say other things about me, which may or may not be true, but that's another story.

How to do Hard Things

One of the harsh little realities of pursuing a dream is that sooner or later, you're going to have to do some stuff you don't like very much. It's just plain inevitable. Enter procrastination. Dread. Meltdown. Complete inertia.

Why Doesn't God Heal Us?

I stood in the doorway of Mother's nursing home room and wept quietly. She couldn't see me. She sat in the chair beside her bed with her head on her knees, a few small pillows wedged behind her back and a pink shawl pulled across her frail and bony shoulders. She was moaning softly, "Dear God, help me. Please, God, help me."

Fees paid to brokers are far too high

Procuration fees paid by some sub-prime lenders are too high.

How not to be ripped off by mortgage brokers

One of the things that bothers me about the mortgage industry is the number of unscrupulous brokers that operate in this market.

Avoid "Bad" Manners While Blogging

Blogging, the hottest trend in online publishing right now,is currently spreading like wildfire across the Internet.

Piano Pointers

Train the ear. Lack of ear training is the inevitable road to lack of interest, lack of progress, lack of success.

Is "Page Not Found" making Google tell the world "Site Not Found"?

Search Engines are hard to tame, that’s for sure. But if you can get on their good side, search engines can be your biggest ally when it comes to generating tons of free traffic to your business web site. This tip may not make your site their best friend, but it will certainly keep you from making search engines your enemy.