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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cucumbers Could Kill You

  At least 16 people are known to have died in Europe after contracting Ecoli, most likely from cucumbers. Yes, cucumbers. The ones in question were grown in Spain. While there have been no reported cases in the U.S., authorities are still tracing the trail of the produce.
  I cannot think of a better reason for us all to head out to our backyards and start turning over a little soil. You would be amazed how much fresh produce you could get out of such a small area. A tomato plant, a pepper plant, some cucumbers, carrots, parsley, lettuce can all be easily grown in your backyard. All without the threat of Ecoli or other horrible diseases.
  Afterall, you can't get any fresher vegetables than those grown in your own backyard.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sell Your Pictures For Great Second Income

  I write for a number of sites on the internet, such as Yahoo and my various blogs. Every site will tell you the same thing, an article that is accompanied by pictures will get more views than one without. The question I had was where do I get pictures to add to my articles?
  What I found out is there are quite a few sites you can go to purchase pictures for use with your materials. The costs are usually quite low, or sometimes you will need to become a member. I have done both, afterall if you need a picture of Dale Earnhardt Jr. or a product or place you are writing about what better way than to just purchase one cheaply?
  After doing this quite a few times, the writer in me began to wonder, where do all these pictures come from? What I found out was these sites actually purchase pictures to then resell or offer a commission to the photographer every time the photo is used.
  Most of the people supplying the photos are everyday people with an ordinary digital camera. The best part is you download your pics to one of these sites once and get paid every time someone uses it. This is a great way to earn a secondary income, I found.
  The number of sites you can sell your photos to is quite extensive, but there is a program available that gives you all the information you need to get started. The site even gives you a phone number to call where you can speak to a real person who will help you start making money with your photos.
  I have included a link to the site below, check it out and start making some money. Who knows maybe one of your photos will end up with one of my articles on Yahoo, wouldn't that be cool?
Sell Your Photos

Sunday, May 22, 2011

What a Man Really Wants in a Woman

  I hear women complaining about the bad behavior of men all the time. Usually, the conversation starts with a celebrity, such as Arnold Schwartzenegger or Jesse James, who is married to a beautiful and seemingly perfect woman, but ultimately cheats.
  Often times, the conversation then turns to someone they know personally who is either currently having or has had trouble with their man. The conversation usually ends with something like "All men are pigs."
  Well guess what, not all men are bad. In fact many of us want the same things in life as women do. A happy healthy family, financial stability, and a true partner in life.
  Women just don't know how to pick the right guy first off. You can't fall for a man who has habits that may be appealing to a single woman, and then expect that man to become a good family man.
  I am a man, and I know what I want in a woman. First she needs to be able to hold a conversation with me, trust me I've been in a committed relationship for 5 years and you will do a lot more talking than having sex, eventually anyway.
  Secondly, you need to have some common interests. I mean genuine interests, not just pretending to like something because he does. If you hate sports and get involved with a sports lover, you will end up miserable.
  I could go on all day, but maybe the best thing I could do is instead recommend a book I recently came across. I know what your thinking, why is a guy reading a book for women on how to pick the right guy ? Well, besides this blog I also write for Yahoo and from time to time I find myself reading just for the sake of generating ideas. I have to say, however, this book seemed to have many of the thing I would tell a woman. You can click on any of the links in this post to check it out.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tattoo Lovers Unite

  There are two types of people in this world, those who have tattoos, and those that don't. You either understand that a tattoo is much more than just some ink on your skin. It is an expression of your beliefs, a representive of your past, and even a hope for your future.
  While that hasn't changed, and never will, what has changed is your reliance on your local tattoo artist being the only source for your potential designs. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the person currently doing your work. Quite the opposite, if you have found someone you are happy and comfortable with, you are blessed in the world of ink.
  What I have found, however, is there are more and more resources becoming available to not only the customer, but also the tattoo artist via the internet. A new site I stumbled upon offers so much, I was truly amazed. The site, Tattoo Me Now, not only has potential designs you can use, but also allows you to create your own. You can then print these designs and take them to your artist and have them used there. The site also allows you to sign up for updates about tattoo events in your area, and much more.
  I was truly impressed, but like a tattoo, everyone is different, so check it out for yourself. I think you'll love it too.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I Actually Took a Survey That Paid

  I have researched a great amount of topics while writing my articles for Yahoo. Everything from home-based businesses to how to increase your chances at winning the lottery. What I learned most is there is no such thing as easy money, at least when it comes to significant amounts of money.
  I do, however, participate in paid emails, and make a little extra money. One day while discussing this with one of my friends she told me about some nice money she was making taking surveys. I had tried this before. There were programs that awarded points toward cash or prizes, but you would have to spend all day to possibly earn $5. In fact, many of the ones I checked out were pretty worthless.
  I decided to try her paid survey site, and much to my surprise I actually made a little money. Like anything else, you get out what you put in. The more surveys you qualify for and the more time you can put in the more money you will earn.
  While I'll never get rich taking these surveys, it's better than sitting at a desk all day. Check it out and let me know how you do, and if you have any suggestions be sure to let me know, so I can pass it on to others.

Eat Chocolate, Get Paid

  Everyone loves chocolate, and everyone loves money. Wouldn't it be great if you could combine these two loves? Well, you actually can, thanks to Dove Chocolate. They have started a program where you can host chocolate tasting parties in your own home, and make money by doing it.
  This sounds like a great way to make a secondary income, see what you think by reading the article on Yahoo.
  Chocolate as a Secondary Income

Miami Heat Lead Chicago Bulls at Halftime of Game 2

  The Miami Heat lead the Chicago Bulls 48 to 46 at the half. Chicago started out stone cold from the field, only to storm back and take the lead. However, Miami was able to regain the lead just before halftime.
  Chicago looks like the better team, they just aren't shooting well, and Lebron James has two fouls.
  I think Chicago takes this game too.
  If that was me, and I was Miami, I would start making my vacation plans.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Attention Writers: Great Source For Material

  If you are a writer, then you know there are times when you mind just seems to go blank. Whether you write books, articles for sites like Yahoo's Associated Content, or just for your own blog you have definitely faced this problem head on.
  There are times when ideas flow so fast you risk losing them if you don't write them down immediately. Keeping a list of ideas, when you have them, becomes a great resource for when you have gone blank. However, there are still times when you have written about everything you can think of.
  Next thing you know you are at Google Trends looking for ideas. Scanning news websites, looking for inspiration. I have done all that, but nothing has worked better for me than an afternoon spent in Starbucks.
  The things people openly talk about in a coffee shop surrounded by strangers has become both amazing and fascinating to me. In fact I have generated two articles for Associated Content on just what I have overheard. Check them out to see what I'm talking about by clicking the links below.
Starbucks Stories
Verizon Stole My Wallet