Top article of the week

Hello there and welcome to our weekly feature titled top article of the
week.
Especially chosen for you, these articles will help you to keep up to date
with current trends plus a lot more.
Enjoy!

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36 STRESS REDUCERS

1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won’t fit into your time schedule or that will
compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time;
don’t lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a concern, find out
what God would have you to do and let go of the anxiety. If you can’t do
anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don’t use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried
in the garden, extra stamps, etc.,
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut.) This single piece of advice can prevent an
enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You every day.
16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough exercise.
18. Eat right.
19. Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of
life.
21. Write thoughts and inspirations down.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in
the bud. Don’t wait until it’s time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.
25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a
good “Thank you, Jesus!”
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but yourself, not at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33. Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36. Every night before bed, think of one thing you’re grateful for that
you’ve never been grateful for before.
GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU**

— Author Unknown

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Top headlines of the week

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Top Google headlines of the week

1. Op-ed: Gov. Abbott aims to ‘make Texas the No. 1 state for women-owned
businesses’
https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2017/10/06/op-ed-gov-abbott-aims-to-make-texas-the-no-1-state.html

2. Your new Japan tour guide: Yamaha’s digital piano tech
https://asia.nikkei.com/print/article/301171

3. From eating meat for BREAKFAST to salsa dancing and ice cream: Stars of
hit ’90s show Aerobics …
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4954356/Aerobics-Oz-Style-stars-share-health-fitness-tips.html

4. Montgomery County woman helps people find a balance
http://www.readingeagle.com/money/article/montgomery-county-woman-helps-people-find-a-balance#.WdqMxXlza2w

5. $40 million senior center opening near Lake Waco
http://www.wacotrib.com/news/business/million-senior-center-opening-near-lake-waco/article_b34140ab-0404-56b1-a259-06bb9c8f0547.html

6. Manufacturing sector fuels Quincy’s economy
http://www.whig.com/20171008/manufacturing-sector-fuels-quincys-economy#/

7. Amazon UK wants to lure more of Britain’s rural businesses online
http://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/15583767.Amazon_UK_wants_to_lure_more_of_Britain___s_rural_businesses_online/

8. How to lose belly fat: Fitness trainers tell GQ the 5 best ways to get
ripped

How to lose belly fat: Fitness trainers tell GQ the 5 best ways to get ripped

9. Seven Tips for Cybersecurity Professionals: Lessons From NCSAM, Week One
https://securityintelligence.com/online-safety-tips-for-ncsam-2017-lessons-from-week-one/

10. Our most vulnerable deserve the utmost financial protection
http://starlocalmedia.com/theleader/voices/our-most-vulnerable-deserve-the-utmost-financial-protection/article_492c83d2-ad07-11e7-9123-77cb1d48767e.html

11. WorkZone: Can’t afford to retire? A guy who has been fired a few times
counsels boomers on …
http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2017/10/09/Baby-boomers-retirement-reinvention-working-book-how-to-John-Tarnoff-WorkZone/stories/201710080026

12. Organization Leaders and Employees Reminded That “Cybersecurity in the
Workplace Is …
http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/Organization-Leaders-and-Employees-Reminded-That-Cybersecurity-in-the-Workplace-Is-Everyone-s-Business-This-National-Cyber-Security-Awareness-Month-1003644225

13. Everything IoT Leadership Summit 2017: Fourth Industrial Revolution
incoming
https://www.itwire.com/internet-of-things/80277-everything-iot-leadership-summit-2017-fourth-industrial-revolution-incoming.html

14. Do less cardio, eat spinach five times per week and NEVER sip from
straws: Fitness expert and …
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4964356/Fitness-expert-38-reveals-anti-ageing-secrets.html

15. Women Turn to Tech Careers Later than Men, Finds Harvey Nash Women in
Technology Survey
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171010006112/en/Women-Turn-Tech-Careers-Men-Finds-Harvey

16. Successful Aging: There are so many ways to celebrate being 60
http://www.dailynews.com/2017/10/10/successful-aging-there-are-so-many-ways-to-celebrate-being-60/

17. Ask a Security Expert: Confronting the Cost of Security
http://mspmentor.net/security/ask-security-expert-confronting-cost-security

18. New cyber security guide drawn up by experts to help SMEs
http://www.insider.co.uk/news/smes-advice-on-cyber-security-11319657

19. WHO Releases New Guidelines for Obesity: 5 Diet Tips To Help Maintain
Your Weight
https://www.ndtv.com/food/who-releases-new-guidelines-for-obesity-5-diet-tips-to-help-maintain-your-weight-1761433

20. Aging in America: Land of the Free, Home of the Gray
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2017-10-11/aging-in-america-how-states-are-grappling-with-a-growing-elderly-population

21. Are you ready for an encore?
http://englewoodherald.net/stories/are-you-ready-for-an-encore,255312

22. ‘You never know who’s going to be a shoplifter’: Amherst business owners
learn security tips
http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20171012/you-never-know-whos-going-to-be-a-shoplifter-amherst-business-owners-learn-security-tips

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How to make recreation more accessible

Hello everyone:
Each month I will be responding to a question; chosen from a pool of some of
the most commonly asked ones that I have been asked over the years and
continue to be asked.
This month, I’d like to answer the following question:
How to make recreation more accessible
By Donna J. Jodhan

I believe that when we talk about making recreation more accessible we need
to keep in mind that recreation is important to everyone, not just the
mainstream person and if we keep this in mind then the rest will come easier
to those who are responsible for making recreation accessible to those with
a disability.

If you are the one in charge of designing accessible recreational programs
then I have some tips to get you started.

1. In most instances, a potential participant who has a disability will need
assistance when participating.

2. Make sure to ask and fully understand the needs and requirements of the
potential participant.

3. Make sure also to fully explain the type of recreational program that you
are offering to the potential participant.

4. Be prepared to make adjustments to your program in order to accommodate
the potential participant.

5. If for some reason you strongly believe that you are unable to do this,
then be prepared to offer reasons to the potential participant that are
sound and logical.

6. Encourage the potential participant to engage with you to develop
solutions and alternatives.

This should be a good start for you.

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Top articles of the week

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19 best windows 10 tips and tricks yyou should know

19 Best Windows 10 Tips and Tricks You Should Know


It has just been over a year and a half since Windows 10 was officially
launched. And if you look at the technical evolution, Windows has changed
tremendously and it has done so rather beautifully. Now we have a whole
different level of features which are not only brilliant but equally
flexible (from a longtime Windows user’s perspective, of course).
Windows 10 Tips & Tricks
It’s not essential that we know all the tricks that a particular tool has in
its arsenal. Knowing the few important ones is all one needs for a
smoother experience .
Features — big or small — play a big role in enhancing productivity . And
while it was an arduous task of picking and testing them, we have done it
and filed it. Phew!
Though you might know some of these, why take the chance of not going
through this entire article and missing out on some cool ones, right? Let’s
jump in.

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1. Dark Theme
The Windows dark theme comes in a time when most of us were bored of the
ordinary look (read ancient). Initially, the darker theme could be enabled
only through the registry , but now it can be achieved with just a few
clicks.
Windows 10 Dark Theme
Head over to the Settings > Personalisation > Colours, scroll down and
choose Dark as the app mode.
The dark mode would appear mostly in the settings window, though. But
explore the other features of this mode and you might end up with a very
different looking desktop.
2. Resize & Unpin Tiles
I love the start menu tiles since the time when they were first launched,
providing me with useful insights into the weather, mail snippets, news,
Twitter feed, etc. In order to get the most out of it, this particular
section can be
customized to your utmost satisfaction.
Windows 10 Tile
For instance, if you want your favorite tile to occupy a much wider berth,
right-click on it and choose the resize option. Similarly, for removing
right-click and select Unpin from Start.
Speaking of weather, did you know that just pressing Win+S will show you the
weather and news? You know it now.
3. Start Menu Customization
One of the best things about customization is that it lets you achieve a
unique look and Windows isn’t far behind.
The start menu can be customized in many ways. Right from displaying the
recently added apps to the frequently used apps, all these can be turned
off/on depending on your choice.
Windows 10 Start Menu
You can also opt to have a full-screen display of the start menu in all its
glory through the Use start full screen option.
Plus, if you want to get your hands on a sleek start menu, you can start by
removing all the tiles and resizing it.
4. Alternate Start Menu
Surely, you must be knowing that you can right-click on the start button to
access the Power User Menu, but what if you need it real quick?
Just hit Win + X and the menu will pop up. The menu holds a lot of useful
apps in its quiver, like Command Prompt, Control Panel, Mobility center,
etc. And if you will be using the keys to go around, the up/down keys
should do
the trick.
Power User Menu
Another nifty trick to open the tools swiftly is to just press the
underlined letter. For instance, hitting P would open the Control Panel.
5. Snap Windows
An impressive feature for the multi-tasker in you. This feature lets you
snap the current window to one side and simultaneously open the second one
on the other side. Just press Win and right/left arrow key. What’s more,
you
can just scroll through the windows sans the clicks.
Speaking of multitasking, here’s a quick approach to open the pinned apps,
Win + 1 — first app
Win + 2 — second app, and so on.
6. The Cortana Search
Cortana, the Windows personal assistant is a powerful aide that can be
compared to the likes of Siri or Google Now.
“Microsoft’s voice-activated virtual assistant is more than just a direct
link to Bing (or whatever search engine you’ve got her to use) — she’s,
well, an assistant.”, writes CNET about this wonderful assistant.
And while she can do almost anything right from singing songs (bet you
didn’t know that) to setting reminders, you can also customize the way
Cortana operates. Whether it’s the type of cards that you want to see or
the data
that Cortana accesses, there’s a whole bunch of things hiding beneath the
notebook icon.
Windows 10 Cortana Sing Windows 10 Cortana Define
Plus, Cortana handles most of the natural language commands seamlessly and
while I did face an issue of Siri understanding my accent, Cortana just
wowed me.
Cool Tip: Cortana has a useful built-in dictionary. So if you want to test
her skills, type define followed by the word and the meaning will appear
instantly.
7. Quick Access Files and Folders from File Explorer
One of the features that I was desperately waiting for and finally, Windows
10 answered my prayers. I find it feasible to have quick access to the
recently used folders, but we are humans and we have a great reputation of
not
thinking alike.
Windows 10 quick access
So for those who would NOT like to have an open display of their recently
accessed files & folders, there’s quite an easy trick to hide them.
Head over to the file explorer and click on View > Options and uncheck the
privacy checkboxes. The file explorer will switch to the My PC look.
Discover four unique ways in which you can lock files and folders in
Windows 10 natively.
8. Virtual Desktops
Task View, known popularly as Virtual desktops (VD), was added as a
mainstream feature in Windows 10 and trust me, VDs can boost the
productivity levels. In simple words, you get to have a number of desktops
on your
system.
Windows 10 Virtual Desktop
There are a lot third party apps that let you have VDs, but a native one
surely beats the odds when it comes to stability and accessibility. The
choice is yours as to how you would utilize this space. For starters, you
can have a work
desktop and an entertainment hub.
Keyboard shortcuts for VD,
Open TaskView – Win + Tab
New Desktop – Win + Ctrl + D
Close the current desktop – Win + Ctrl + F4
Scroll through VDs – Win + Ctrl + right/left
9. Command Prompt Shortcuts
The previous versions of Command Prompt did a pro-level job of testing
your patience. With Windows 10, it’s quite a breeze as it lets you to use a
number of shortcuts in an effortless way.
Keyboard shortcuts for Command Prompt
Ctrl + C / V /A – Copy, Paste , Select All
Shift + Page Up / Page Down
Ctrl + Right/ Left arrow – Text browsing, etc.
10. Annotating in Edge & Calendar Sync.
We tend to mostly research online these days, ending up reading tons of
articles. That also means getting lost in the sea of posts and not getting
any meaningful work done. That’s when the annotation feature of Edge can
come
into great use.
It lets you annotate on a specific area of the webpage where you would like
to add a note and save the same for later references.
Plus, Windows 10 not only has revamped the hideous calendar, you can now
sync the core calendar app with any third-party calendars in a fairly easy
process.
11. Select Audio Source from the TaskBar
On Windows 10, the audio source selection process (if one can call it a
process), is neat. It can be done right from the comfort of your current
window.
Windows 10 Audio Source
Just click on the volume icon on the taskbar and select the appropriate
source. And when you compare it to opening the Audio Properties window and
then choosing the audio source, this seems like a cakewalk.
12. Record your PC
Previously, capturing a screenshot or recording a screencast wasn’t
possible without the use of third-party software. However, that’s not the
case with Windows 10. All you have to do is press Win + G and you will be
presented
with a tiny window with all the necessary options.
Windows 10 Screen Record
Keyboard shortcuts:
Win + G+ PrntScr – Screenshot.
Win + Alt + R – Screen Recordings.
13. Picture Passwords & PIN
Because conventional passwords are just so passé.
On a serious note, we all know the vulnerabilities traditional passwords
pose. So, the new sign-in options seem to be an added bonus since it gives
you an alternative choice of having a picture or PIN as passwords.
Windows 10 Passwords & Pins
And not just a plain picture, you will need to annotate over three points in
the picture — these can be a circle, a stroke or a dot on any random area.
As pictures have far more characters, it’s much safer to use them as
passwords, provided you don’t use obvious gestures in noticeable places
(over the nose and ears).
14. Block Suggestions/ Ads
Of all the possible places that Windows can advertise its products on, it
chose the start menu. And if you find these suggestions bothersome, there’s
a straightforward solution to block them out — once and for all.
Windows 10 adv
Head over to personalization in the settings menu and turn off the
Occasionally show suggestions in Start option (under start) and stay
Ad-free.
Speaking of ads, learn how to bypass Adblock detection on websites that
literally bombard you with ads.
15. Find my Device
Ever faced the exasperation of tracking a lost device or a silent phone?
Well, Windows offers the choice from where one can track the last known
location of a device . It works similar to Google’s Device manager.
Windows 10 Device
Compared to the phone tracking , the device search has its limitations. For
now, only the last known location of a PC can be tracked and you won’t be
able to wipe or lock your device.
16. Filter Clipboard Contents in Command Prompt
Now that command prompt lets you copy-paste texts in a jiffy, chances are
that you might end up copying stuff straight off from a browser.
And there are equal chances that those texts might have some special
characters or an added tab. So what do you do with the unwanted content?
Remove them manually? Naah, that’s too old.
Windows 10 CP filter
Well, there’s a nice little feature in the command prompt properties which
automatically removes tabs and unsupported special characters from the
copied text (when enabled).
17. Choose Printers
The latest version of Windows allows the system to set any last used printer
as the default one. It can be both a boon or a bane for some users. If this
setting is an over-kill, head over to the printer settings and turn it
off.
The system will no longer switch between different printers and will stick
to the default one.
18. Active Hour Updates
Windows 10 has come up with this amazing feature which lets you choose the
time when you don’t want updates to be installed. It’s referred to as
Active Hours and that’s enabled with the proper timings. Get ready to bid
goodbye to untimely updates.
Windows 10 active hours
To set the active hours, head over to Settings > Update and security and
click on active hours.
19. Block Notifications
Windows PC almost never stops from enlightening you on every single thing,
whether it’s a Java update that’s available or a new notification. And like
me, if you are annoyed with this feature, there’s an easy way to turn it
off.
Windows 10 Notifications
All you need to do is head over to Settings > System and Notifications and
actions and turn it off.

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Computer Tech101
By Jim Morgan
jim@theblindperspective.com
First of all, I’d like to thank Karen, aka, Madam Editor, for helping out
with last time’s column. It was a good idea and I’m appreciative of her
thinking of it.
What I’d like to do is to expand just a little on what she wrote. In
addition to sorting one’s Favorites in Internet Explorer, there is an
additional way to group one’s Bookmarks.
What I’m talking about is using folders. This is really no different than
using them anywhere else to group like items. For example, you can group
together a particular Author’s books, in order to make it a little less
cumbersome
than looking at a long list and choosing what you want.
It’s a very simple procedure to add a folder. You simply choose Add Folder
from the Favorites menu and then type in the name. After that, you can use
Organize Favorites, from the same Favorites menu, to cut and paste
Bookmarks into the appropriate place. Although Internet Explorer uses the
term, and menu choice, Favorites, the Correct term, which Firefox uses, by
the way, is BookMarks. I’m not sure why they’re called that but the term is
correct.
Perhaps Microsoft just didn’t want to step on any Copyright toes or get sued
again, like Apple tried to do back in the late 1980’s to early 1990’s or,
maybe, they thought it would make things easier for users; I don’t know. In
any
case, they really are correctly termed Bookmarks.
I would recommend, when you’re finished, to sort the entries as Karen
described last time so that things will be in the right order instead of
the order in which they were entered.
After you’re done with this, when you access The Favorites Menu, just choose
the folder in question and it will show a sub-menu of the Bookmarks in it.
I would, however, suggest that you use folders when you have 2 or more
items of like type. For example, I have a folder set up for Amazon that has
the main Amazon site, the Screen Reader version, and Amazon Smile in it.
Because you can get to a folder or Bookmark by hitting the first letter, I
just hit
the letter A and then using the arrow keys select the one I want.
It’s up to you how you group things together. I would recommend trying to be
as unique as possible when choosing folder names so that it doesn’t get
confusing later.
Just for thoroughness’ sake, there is one other way to add folders, edit
Bookmarks, and place already set up Bookmarks in folders. You can use the
Windows Explorer. Under the Folder Documents and Settings, there is a
folder
that has all the defaults you use in Windows. This folder may be “All
Users”, “Default User”, or whatever name you log in with when starting
Windows. On my computer, it’s my first name. One thing I’ve noticed is that
when I
enter the Windows Explorer it goes to the Start menu folder and I then just
have to Up-Arrow a few times to get to the correct folder. Under the folder
where your defaults are, is a folder called “Favorites”. In this folder are
ALL
your Bookmarks and any folders you’ve set up. Just as with any other files,
you can rename, cut and paste, edit and delete, etc. I find this easier to
do if I’m moving a bunch of files around or renaming some things.
As with everything else, it’s up to you which way to go about it; there’s no
one right way. However, I would recommend, as I did above, that you do a
Sort when you’re done so that things will be where you expect them to be.
Anyway, my thanks again to Karen and I hope you found this “expansion”
helpful. Should you have further questions about this or general questions,
please feel free to E-mail me at my address above. I will always reply to a
message, even if it’s to say that I don’t know the answer. Happy Computing!

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Top Google headlines of the week

Good day! It’s your Sterling Creations business desk team and we are
delighted to share the following Google headlines with you.
These headlines have been especially gathered for you to help you get a
snapshot of various important topics and subjects vying for our attention
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Top Google headlines of the week

1. 4 Women in Tech That Call WeWork Home

4 Women in Tech That Call WeWork Home

2. Bloomberg: Margaritaville community in Hardeeville could represent
‘future of retirement’
http://www.islandpacket.com/news/business/real-estate-news/article176119836.html

3. Flexible house designs, nearby family and friends, reachable services
help homeowners age in …
http://www.postandcourier.com/business/real_estate/jim-parker/flexible-house-designs-nearby-family-and-friends-reachable-services-help/article_162dc5fc-a309-11e7-a962-035145c31cc4.html

4. University of Minnesota sociologist leads program to help boomers land
encore careers
http://www.startribune.com/university-of-minnesota-sociologist-leads-program-to-help-boomers-land-encore-careers/448700283/

5. Gym fitness is not real
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/fitness/gym-fitness-is-not-real/articleshow/60882961.cms

6. Diet Center’s Weight Loss Tip of the Week: I Just Want to be Thin!
https://kdminer.com/news/2017/oct/01/diet-centers-weight-loss-tip-week-i-just-want-be-t/

7. Lost in Translation: The Growing Market for Cross-Language Apps
http://www.sixthtone.com/news/1000926/lost-in-translation-the-growing-market-for-cross-language-apps

8. Aviva hikes ‘silver quota’ with pledge to hire 1000 new Baby Boomers by
2022
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/10/01/aviva-ups-silver-quota-pledge-hire-1000-new-baby-boomers-2022/

9. Aftermath of Vegas Mass Shooting: Security Expert Offers Tips For Staying
Safe
http://kmuw.org/post/aftermath-vegas-mass-shooting-security-expert-offers-tips-staying-safe

10. Facebook puts business before dissent in Vietnam
http://www.atimes.com/article/facebook-puts-business-dissent-vietnam/

11. FAT BUSTER: This is how he lost 47 kilos
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/weight-loss/fat-buster-this-is-how-he-lost-47-kilos/articleshow/60923311.cms

12. Can you afford to grow old?
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/2/aging-americans-cant-afford-retirement/

13. Most Australian retirees will run out of money before dying
https://www.domain.com.au/news/most-australian-retirees-will-run-out-of-money-before-dying-20171003-gypxcw/

14. The Wabel Home, Beauty & Personal Care unites buyers and suppliers
http://www.premiumbeautynews.com/en/the-wabel-home-beauty-personal,12220

15. Health-care dilemma: 10000 boomers retiring each day
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/03/health-care-dilemma-10000-boomers-retiring-each-day.html

16. 7 Security Practices to Protect Your Business’s Sensitive Information
https://www.business.com/articles/7-security-practices-for-your-business-data/

17. Informal Apec offers nimble trade opportunities
https://www.nbr.co.nz/article/informal-apec-offers-nimble-trade-opportunities-b-208479

18. 5 Cyber-Security Tips for Small Business Manufacturing
https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwgeeks/article/5-Cyber-Security-Tips-for-Small-Business-Manufacturing-20171005

19. Cork North & West LEO launch female specific training programme
https://avondhupress.ie/cork-north-west-leo-launch-female-specific-training-programme/

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Helpful tips for October 2017

Hello there and welcome to our monthly feature of all kinds of tips.
We at the business desk are pleased to bring you our monthly feature of a
plethora of tips that cover a wide range of topics.
All of our tips are designed to help you save time, cut down on your
research, and help you get ahead.
So go ahead and read on.
This week we bring you our monthly tips.
It’s what we do for a living! We help you to help yourself!
Enjoy!
From the business desk team at http://www.sterlingcreations.com.
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Helpful tips for October 2017

In this issue:

General tips
Articles of the day
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
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General tips
Courtesy of the research team at http://www.sterlingcreations.ca

We start this month with some info from our good friend Dan Thompson:
splenda was an insecticide that became a sweetener when an assistant
misheard an order to “test” it as “taste” it.
a stick of chewing gum costs five cents to buy but 17 cents to clean off the
pavement.
second street is the most common street name in the usa. first street is the
third most common.
the green zone golf club is on the border of finland and sweden: half the
holes are in one country and half in the other.
bruce lee was hong kong’s 1958 cha-cha dance champion.
the nectar of citrus plants contains caffeine to attract bees.

Okay: What do olive trees need in order to thrive?
Well, they need sunshine, grout, solitude, and silence!

2 tips for your kids with the approaching flu season:
Wash your hands each time you come home from outside.
Sneeze into your elbow.

Something about dogs:
If you have more than 1 dog and one of them has just died:
Best to let the other dog see that his/her buddy has passed on and this way
they know and understand and they do not keep looking for them.

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Unclogging Stopped Drains
By
Gil Johnson
Sometimes, sink, shower, tub, and toilets will become stopped up and will
only drain slowly or, worse yet, not at all. This may
cause a messy overflow. In sink, shower, and tub drains, the blockage may be
caused by accumulation of food particles, grease,
soap, and hair. In toilets, it may be due to large wads of tissue, wash
cloths, or other materials which have fallen into the toilet
bowl. Although it is not the most pleasant household maintenance project to
tackle, it can bring good results, sometimes more
quickly than spending the money to hire someone like a plumber to take care
of the problem. It can also be very satisfying to
accomplish this. Persons with limited vision or no vision at all can open
plugged drains just as successfully as someone with good
vision by using the “right” tools and following the steps outlined below.
Tools you may need to unplug sink, lavatory, tub, or shower drains:

Drum augur (sometimes called a “snake”)

Channel lock pliers or 12-inch pipe wrench

Straight or philips screwdrivers
Tools you may need to unplug toilets:

Toilet plunger

Closet augur also known as a toilet augur
Any of the tools listed above are available at hardware or building supply
stores.
For those who may not be familiar with the drum augur or toilet augur the
following description may be helpful.
Drum augur: The drum augur consists of a flat bottomed cone shaped canister
with a 1/2-inch tube coming out of the middle of the
top of the dome. A plastic handle slips over the tube allowing the canister
and tube to rotate while the handle is being held still. At
the end of the tube is a thumb screw. Inside the canister is a coiled 20-25
foot cable 1/4-inch or 3/8-inch in diameter. The cable is
like a stiff but flexible spring that can go around fairly sharp corners.
To operate the drum augur, insert the end of the augur into the drain line.
Slide it forward until the end of the augur encounters a
turn in the pipe or the debris. Leave about 6-8 inches of the cable between
the end of the tube and the opening into the drain line,
lock the cable in place with the thumb screw, turn the canister clockwise
with the round knob on the bottom while holding the
handle on the tube at the top of the canister. The augur will turn around
and around as you rotate the canister and by applying
forward pressure, you can work the cable further into the drain line. When
the top end of the tube is close to the opening of the
drain line, loosen the thumb screw, pull out more cable, tighten the thumb
screw, and work more cable into the drain line.
Toilet augur: The toilet augur consists of a tube (usually plastic) about
3/8-inch in diameter and about 30 inches long. One end
makes a sweeping 90-degree turn and extends about three (3)inches. A steel
rod protrudes out of the other end of the tube which
is attached to a crank handle. The other end of the steel rod is attached to
an augur which is about 24 inches long. The augur is
like a stiff but flexible spring which can go around turns in the toilet
bowl or sewer drain line.
To operate the toilet augur, insert the end of the tube into the bottom of
the toilet bowl and begin turning the augur handle
clockwise while holding the tube and pressing forward to work the end of the
augur around the turns in the bottom of the toilet
bowl. When the end of the augur encounters the blockage, it may push through
or the debris may get hooked by the augur. In that
case, you can attempt to withdraw the augur with the debris attached to the
augur by continuing to turn the crank handle
clockwise while you withdraw it.
Steps to Unplug Sink or Lavatory Drains
Step 1:
You may first try to unstop the drain line by using a measured amount of
chemical or herbal drain line cleaner which you can
select from a variety of types and strengths from most hardware stores or
building supply centers. Before choosing the drain
cleaner, review the directions and cautions carefully as some of the
chemical drain cleaners are quite caustic and can damage the
drain line pipes and may also emit hazardous fumes. The drain line cleaner
can sometimes loosen the stoppage which then can
be flushed away with warm water.
Tip: Manufacturers recommend not putting chemical drain line cleaners into a
garbage disposal unit as this may cause damage to
the disposal.
Safety tip: If you use a chemical drain line cleaner and the blockage is not
cleared, run water into the drain line and let it drain
away before using the drum augur. If a chemical solution remaining in the
line splashes out on you, particularly your face or eyes,
it can cause a chemical burn. If it does, rinse it off immediately.
If the chemical or herbal drain line cleaner doesn’t open the stoppage or
only allows slow drainage, you can follow the next steps
to eliminate the blockage.
Step 2:
You should first put on a pair of thin surgical gloves to protect your hands
from infection. The thin gloves allow you to detect your
work by feel. You may be able to insert the end of the drum augur into the
drain opening at the bottom of the sink or lavatory.
Many bathroom sinks have a stopper which is activated by a knob or handle.
In these cases, you will need to remove the stopper
by reaching under the sink, detaching the trip leaver that raises and lowers
the stopper, and then removing the leaver and stopper.
Sometimes, the blockage occurs where the trip leaver connects with the
stopper. Clearing this debris may solve the problem.
If that is not the case and you can not insert the end of the augur into the
drain opening, you will need to remove part of the drain
line called the “trap” from below the sink or lavatory. The trap looks like
the print letter U. It helps keep fumes from the sewer from
coming into your home because it holds a small amount of water that blocks
the sewer gas. You can remove the trap by using a
channel lock pliers or pipe wrench to loosen the chrome or plastic hexagonal
nuts that hold the drain line together and also
compresses the gaskets that prevent leakage. Sometimes the blockage occurs
because debris gets lodged in the trap but more
often it is further down in the drain line.
Tip: if the drain has been in place for a long time, the locking nuts
(particularly metal ones) may be rusted and break into pieces. If
so, you will need to replace them with nuts of the correct diameter. The
gaskets may also have deteriorated and need to be
replaced so there will be no leakage. You can get an assortment of gaskets
and locking nuts from any hardware or building supply
center. Occasionally the drain line itself will have deteriorated and need
to be replaced.
Tip: You should place a pan or other container under the trap to catch
contents from the trap and the drain line to keep spillage
from the floor or bottom of the cabinet.
Once the trap is removed, insert the end of the drum augur into the drain
line and follow the operating directions in the above
description. When you think you have loosened the debris, pull the augur
cable in and out a few times while continuing to turn it
clockwise and then withdraw the augur from the drain line. You can either
reconnect the trap and drain line or insert a garden hose
into the drain line to test whether you have penetrated the blockage. Once
you get water to flow through the drain line, you may
want to run the augur in again to further dislodge the blockage.
Step 3:
Reassemble the trap or reinstall the sink stopper. Be sure the brass or
plastic nuts holding the drain line together are snugly
tightened with a good gasket in place, but do not over tighten.
Tip: Before replacing things you may have stored underneath the sink or
lavatory, run water threw the line and check to see if
there are any leaks. If there are leaks, slightly tighten the nut where the
leak is found. This usually will stop any drips. If dripping
persists, it may mean that the gasket needs to be replaced.
Tip: before storing the drum augur, rinse the augur cable off with warm
clear water as contents from the drain line will sometimes
adhere to the cable. Allow the augur to dry before returning it into the
canister to prevent it from rusting.
Steps to Unstop Tub or Shower Drains
Step 1:
You can try to clear the stoppage by using the chemical or herbal drain line
cleaner as described above. If this is not successful,
follow the next steps.
Step 2:
Before you begin, put on the protective thin surgical gloves to protect your
hands. The procedure is much the same as for
unstopping sink or lavatory drains except that the trap underneath the tub
or shower is usually not easily accessible. For the tub,
you will need to remove the stopper and run the augur into the drain line
where the stopper was. For showers, you will need to
remove a slotted covering over the drain at the bottom of the shower. These
are usually held in place with a couple of screws
around the outer edge of the drain cover. Insert the drum augur as described
above, and if the blockage is not too severe or too far
down the drain line, you should be successful in unstopping the drain line.
Tip: Before putting the tub stopper or drain cover back in place, run some
warm water through the line to wash away as much of
the debris as possible and to make sure the water is draining away at a
sufficient rate.
Tip: As above, rinse the drum cable and allow it to dry before putting it
away for storage to be certain that any debris has been
washed off and the cable does not rust.
Unclogging Stopped-up Toilets
Step 1:
Begin by putting on thin surgical gloves to protect your hands. Often times,
using a toilet plunger will open the blockage by
dislodging the contents if they are stuck in the trap at the bottom of the
toilet. Depress the plunger, place the plunger over the
drain at the bottom of the toilet, then, pull up on the plunger handle. If
the debris is not too compacted, this may loosen the
blockage by pulling the clog back toward the plunger rather than compacting
the clogged debris into a solid mass. If this
technique does not loosen the blockage after you have tried several times,
place the plunger against the bottom of the toilet bowl
keeping the handle as near to vertical as you can. Work the plunger up and
down. The plunger will tend to form a seal with the
toilet bowl which helps increase the downward pressure on the blockage. If
after a number of vigorous attempts this doesn’t work,
follow the next step.
Step 2:
Use the closet augur as described above. This will most often, but not
always dislodge the blockage. If it does not succeed, it may
mean that the blockage is further down the drain line than the augur can
reach. You may have to try to find a “clean out” opening
to the sewer line which should be located somewhere below the pipe coming
down from the toilet. You would need to remove a
cover with a wrench and would most likely need to use a stiffer cable.
Tip: Be sure to rinse off the plunger and augur and let the cable dry before
storing it.
If the line was installed a number of years ago and there are trees in the
surrounding area, tree roots may have grown into the
sewer line. This usually requires a powered cutter blade inserted into the
line. It may be more practical in that case to hire a
company like Roto-Rooter to do the work. Also, in older installations, the
sewer pipe under ground may have been broken which
would mean that the sewage might be leaking into the ground which could
contaminate the soil surrounding the pipe. In this case,
the line might have to be repaired or replaced.
If you have been successful in unclogging the drain line, you can feel a
great sense of accomplishment knowing that you have
solved a significant problem. And, you will also have saved some money. Best
yet, you will come away with a sense of satisfaction
in knowing that you have accomplished something that many have been fearful
of attempting.
By Gil Johnson at Vision Aware
http://www.visionaware.org/info/everyday-living/home-repairs/gils-guide-to-home-repairs/unclogging-stopped-drains/1235

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Replacing Faulty Light Switches and Wall Outlets
These directions are intended for both the general population as well as
blind and/or low vision home repair enthusiast.
Light switches and electrical wall outlets can occasionally become
defective, working only sometimes or not at all. In addition to
this making the light or appliance unreliably usable, it can be unsafe. Many
people are afraid to tackle electrical projects fearing
that they will be shocked or injured. Any person, with or without vision can
safely and successfully replace electrical switches and
outlets by making sure the electricity to that switch or outlet is turned
off and following the five steps described below.
If you do not have enough vision to identify the colors of the electrical
wires and the color of the terminals, you will most likely need
assistance from a sighted person to identify the color of the wires and to
be sure you know which terminals are brass and which
are nickel so that you can safely install them.
Tools that you may need:

Straight or philips screw drivers

Pliers that incorporate a wire cutter, sometimes referred to as
linemen’s pliers

Needle-nose pliers

Wire stripper or sharp knife for stripping insulation from the
electrical wire
Parts you may need:

Replacement switch or outlet of the same amperage capacity and
color of the one you are replacing

Replacement switch or outlet covers if the one you remove is
marred, dirty, or cracked

Electrician’s tape

A selection of wire connecters, also referred to as wire nuts, used
to connect two or more electrical wires together or to cap off an
unused wire
Switches are, or should be, mounted in a plastic or metal junction box
inside a wall. Most often, light fixtures are controlled by only
one switch, sometimes called a single-pole switch. It has a lever which when
moved into the “on” position allows electricity to flow
to the lights or other device and when moved into the “off” position, breaks
the circuit thus stopping the flow of electricity. Usually,
the switch is installed so that when the lever is up, the light is on, and
when the lever is down, the light is off. Sometimes two
switches are installed in the same junction box with two separate switches
that are side by side or two switches incorporated into
the same housing. These switches have two screws or terminals usually
located on one side of the switch where the incoming and
outgoing black supply wire is connected. A third terminal is located on the
end of the switch where a “grounding” wire is
connected. The grounding wire which may be red or some other color than
black or white will be grounded to a water line or
grounding rod somewhere near where the electrical wires enter the building.
A dimmer switch works in a similar manner. It will have a sliding lever
which, when moved up or down, increases or reduces the
amount of current thus raising or lowering the illumination. Some light
fixtures such as fluorescent lights can not operate on a
dimmer switch. The dimmer switch may have three wires to connect the power
and ground rather than terminal screws. These can
be connected to the wires in the junction box by twisting the uninsulated
end of the wire from the switch to the incoming and
outgoing wire using wire nuts.
Light fixtures can also be controlled from more than one location with a
two-way (double-pole), or three-way (triple-pole) switch.
The three-way switch will have three terminals and the four-way switch will
have four terminals. The least complicated to install is a
light switch that operates from only one location although multiple location
switches are not much more difficult to replace.
Replacing switches that operate lights from two or three locations is
similar to the following steps except that there are more wires
to connect. When removing a two-way or three-way switch, pay attention to
which color wire is connected to which terminal on the
switch and try to install the new switch following that pattern.
Electrical wall outlets also should be mounted in a plastic or metal
junction box inside the wall. Sometimes outlets are connected
to a switch in another location. This is usually done so that lamps can be
turned on near an entrance to the room.
Electrical outlets that power appliances with 120 volts of electricity have
two screws or terminals on each side, one set being brass
colored and the other set a shiny nickel color. The incoming black supply
wire is connected to either one of the brass terminals and
the outgoing white wire should be connected to one of the nickel colored
terminals. If another outlet is connected through the
outlet, an outgoing black wire may be connected to the second brass terminal
and the white outgoing wire should be connected to
the other nickel colored terminal. You may not be able to tell which wires
feed the outlet and which go on to another outlet, but it
really doesn’t matter so long as the black and white wires are connected as
described above.
Tip:It is helpful to put a small piece of electricians tape on the black
wire to tactually identify it. You can also use the orientation of
the light switch or the outlet to help remember where the brass terminals
are located.
Almost all outlets have two places where an appliance can be plugged in. In
older installations, the outlet will have two slots into
which the plug can be inserted. Newer outlets have a third opening where the
third prong of a plug can go in. As with the light
switch, there is a grounding terminal located on the end of the outlet which
connects the third prong of the plug to the grounding
circuit. Outlets that are installed in a bathroom, above kitchen counter
tops, or outside should be equipped with a ground fault
interrupter circuit (GFI). The outlet has a circuit breaker incorporated
into the outlet which trips if too much current is drawn or if a
short occurs because of moisture. The GFI outlets connect in the same way as
described above.
Appliances such as kitchen stoves and clothes dryers which operate on 220
volts of electricity have only one place to plug in the
appliance instead of two like the 110 outlets. It is usually controlled by
one circuit breaker that is distinguishable from the 110
circuit breakers because it is much larger and is located in a separate
circuit breaker box. A 220 outlet is replaced in much the
same way as a 110 outlet but is connected to 3 wires of a much heavier gauge
inside the junction box.
Steps to Replace Electrical Switches or Outlets
Step One: Turn off the circuit breaker
You must first turn off the circuit breaker or remove the fuse governing the
circuit to which the switch or outlet is connected. Older
homes and apartments often have one or more fuse boxes with anywhere from
two to eight fuses. The fuse box is metal and may
be located in a stairwell, closet, basement, or garage. The surface of the
box may be flush with the surrounding wall or it may stick
out a couple of inches. The box will have a metal door which must be opened
to expose the fuses. Fuses lay flat on the outward-
facing surface. They are round and screw into a socket in the box very much
like the socket for a light bulb. The fuse can be
unscrewed by turning it counter-clockwise. Circuit breakers are standard for
all newly constructed and remodeled homes. They
serve the same function as older model fuse boxes, and are generally found
in the same areas of the home. Circuit breakers look
like small light switches and are generally organized in rows of two to
eight or more that can run horizontally or vertically. To trip a
breaker, the switch-shaped button is moved down, up, or side-to-side
depending on the position in which it was installed.
When electrical circuits were installed, the installer should have provided
a list that tells which outlets and lights are on each
circuit. If no additional outlets or lights have been added since
installation, you can quickly tell from this list which fuse or breaker
governs the switch or outlet you need to replace. If the circuit list is not
available or has not been kept up-to-date, it may be difficult
to determine which fuse or breaker governs that particular switch or outlet.
You may wonder how you can tell which fuse or breaker
governs a non working light or outlet. If you are not certain you have found
the correct fuse or breaker, you can turn the power off
to the entire house or get a circuit tester to determine if there is
electrical current in the wire by the switch or outlet.
Tip: If there are two switches mounted side by side in the junction box or
two switches on one unit, be sure that the circuit
governing both switches are turned off.
Step Two: Remove the switch or outlet plate cover
Once you are certain that the electricity is turned off to that circuit,
remove the plate which covers the switch. There are usually two
screws holding the plate in place. Wall outlet covers are anchored with one
screw in the middle of the cover between the two
electrical outlet.
Tip: If the plate has been painted over, the slot in the screw may be
covered with paint. You can expose the screw slot by scraping
away the paint with a screw driver or point of a knife. If the wall and
outlet cover have been painted or covered with wall paper you
might carefully cut the wall paper with a knife just at the edge of the
cover before removing it. This will help avoid damaging the
finish on the surrounding wall. You can get a slightly larger plate cover
than the one you removed which will cover the edges.
Step Three: Remove the switch or outlet
The switch or outlet is anchored in place with a screw at either end. These
screws may also have paint in the screw slot which
should be removed as described above. Once these screws have been removed,
you should be able to grasp the switch or outlet
and pull it out of the junction box.
Step Four: Disconnect the old switch or outlet and connect the new one
In older installations, the switch may only be connected with two wires, the
incoming and outgoing black supply wire, and there
may not be much slack wire in the junction box. The white wire may be
connected somewhere in the circuitry or it may be found at
the back of the junction box. In older installations, a grounding wire may
not have been installed. To remove the defective switch,
disconnect the two wires from the terminals by loosening the screws in a
counter-clockwise direction. The screws can be removed
entirely but the last turn or two may require a bit of force because of the
way in which the threads holding the terminal are made. If
you do not remove the screw, you should find that the wire is curled around
the screw terminals in the same direction that the
screw is tightened. By using the point of a knife you can straighten the
wire enough to lift it off the screw. If the wire is not
connected to the screw terminals, it may be connected by being inserted into
a spring loaded slot on the back side of the switch or
outlet. You may be able to release the spring and withdraw the wire by using
a straight screw driver or the point of a knife in an
access slot that is provided. If the spring doesn’t release, you may have to
cut the wire with a wire cutter. If you do, make the cut as
near to the switch as possible thereby leaving as much slack wire in the
junction box as possible.
Tip: If, for some reason, you cannot finish connecting the switch or outlet
and have to complete it at another time, you can place
wire nuts over the ends of the unconnected wires and turn the electricity
back on until you have the time to finish the job. If the
wire nuts are snugly fitted to the end of the wires, there should be no
danger so long as no one moves the wires around or loosens
the wire nuts.
Connect the new switch or outlet by connecting the wires to the screw
terminals as described above. Be sure to make a loop using
the needle-nose pliers and placing this behind the head of the terminal
screw head. Be sure that the loop curls in the direction that
the screw tightens. You can close the loop before tightening the screw by
using the needle-nose pliers so that the wire doesn’t slip
out from under the screw head as you tighten it. Tighten the screw by
turning it in a clockwise direction until it is snugly tight. Be
careful not to over-tighten the screw. If you had to cut the wire to remove
the switch, remove ½ to ¾ inches of insulation from the
wire with the wire stripper or by carefully cutting it away with the knife.
Be careful not to nick or scratch the wire if you strip it
thereby weakening the wire and possibly causing it to break when you bend it
to go under the terminal. If you prefer, you can
insert the stripped end of the wire into the spring-loaded slot. If there is
no grounding wire, there is not much you can do about
grounding it unless you want to install a grounding circuit which can be
difficult because of accessing the outlet junction box inside
the wall. The switch or outlet will function without the grounding wire but
electrical code usually requires that the switch or outlet is
connected to a grounding wire.
Tip: It is a good idea to place a strip of electrical tape over the
terminals thereby helping to assure that the terminals will not make
contact with the junction box.
Step Five: Finish the job
Anchor the switch or outlet back into the junction box with the new screws
that are supplied.
Tip: If the junction box is recessed a bit below the surface of the wall,
you can put plastic spacers which look like thick washers on
the mounting screws between the outlet or switch and the box. This will
allow the switch or outlet to be mounted flush with the wall
which will make it easier to use.
Tip: Bend the connecting wires before pushing the switch or outlet into the
junction box so that they fold in behind the switch or
outlet and then insert the mounting screws to secure it in place. This makes
a much neater job and helps eliminate excessive force
on the connection at the terminal screws.
Tip: Remember to orient the lever on the light switch so that when it is in
the down position, the light will be off. If the light is operated from two
or three locations, the lever may be up or down depending on which switch
was last activated.
Lastly, replace the cover. Turn the electricity back on and if it was the
switch or outlet that was faulty, your light and outlet should
work properly.
By Gil Johnson from VisionAware
http://www.visionaware.org/info/everyday-living/home-repairs/gils-guide-to-home-repairs/replacing-faulty-light-switches-and-wall-
outlets/1235

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7. World Heart Day 2017: 10 effective tips to keep your heart healthy
forever
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/world-heart-day-2017-10-effective-tips-to-keep-your-heart-healthy-forever/articleshow/60879947.cms

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Top Google headlines of the week

Good day! It’s your Sterling Creations business desk team and we are
delighted to share the following Google headlines with you.
These headlines have been especially gathered for you to help you get a
snapshot of various important topics and subjects vying for our attention
today.
Enjoy and have a great day!

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Top Google headlines of the week

1. Recovery, the new hot workout
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/fitness/recovery-the-new-hot-workout/articleshow/60526140.cms

2. Hurricane alert: 40 percent of small businesses never recover from a
disaster
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/16/hurricane-watch-40-percent-of-small-businesses-dont-reopen-after-a-disaster.html

3. In Omaha as elsewhere, the elderly population will keep booming,
increasing demand for services
http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/in-omaha-as-elsewhere-the-elderly-population-will-keep-booming/article_49cabfae-ed26-5f0d-93c7-f34c315acff7.html

4. Seven people reveal the weight loss tricks that worked for them
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/diet-fitness/632974/How-to-lose-weight-fast-best-weight-loss-tips-Reddit

5. 8 Tips to Keep Your Business’s Website Content Secure
https://biztechmagazine.com/article/2017/09/8-tips-keep-your-businesss-website-content-secure

6. Women in Business: Career calling
https://www.biv.com/article/2017/9/women-business-career-calling/

7. Is aging population crisis or opportunity?
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/biz/2017/09/488_236633.html

8. Tips For Protecting Your Business From Ransomware Threats
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/09/19/tips-for-protecting-your-business-from-ransomware-threats/#472932a79d7a

9. Expert tips on how to make exercise an easy part of your daily routine
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/features/article/expert-tips-on-how-to-make-exercise-an-easy-part-of-your-daily-routine#gSv2SfOJjVE8jhFG.97

10. Deloitte report: Asia will be home to 60% of world’s over 65s by 2030,
creating growth opportunities …
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/deloitte-report-asia-will-be-home-to-60-of-worlds-over-65s-by-2030-creating-growth-opportunities-for-business-2017-09-17-22160505

11. Organizations Caring More About Caregiving Benefits

Organizations Caring More About Caregiving Benefits

12. Kaspersky Lab Survey: Cyberattacks Cost Large Businesses in North
America an Average of $1.3M
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170919006190/en/Kaspersky-Lab-Survey-Cyberattacks-Cost-Large-Businesses

13. 5 Best Social-Media Security Tips to Protect Your Business
https://bdaily.co.uk/articles/2017/09/20/5-best-social-media-security-tips-to-protect-your-business

14. Can Massage Therapy Really Help You Lose Weight?
https://www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/massage-therapy-for-weight-loss

15. How to Use Siri’s New Translation Feature in iOS 11
https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/siri-translation-ios-11/

16. Try these top tips to avoid the winter workout rut
http://www.royalgazette.com/betty-doyling/article/20170920/try-these-top-tips-to-avoid-winter-workout-rut

17. Retail SMBs are vulnerable to security hacks

Retail SMBs are vulnerable to security hacks

18. Speak a second language? Group needs volunteer translators to help after
the storm
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article174578076.html

19. Editorial: Retirees could be the stop gap for unfilled jobs
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/09/21/editorial-retirees-could-stop-gap-unfilled-jobs/686159001/

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Top articles of the week

Hello there and welcome to our weekly feature titled top articles of the
week.
Especially chosen for you, these articles will help you to keep up to date
with current trends plus a lot more.
Enjoy!

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How to Download YouTube Videos

By Ashley Watters, Abshier House.

YouTube is a video-sharing website where users post all kinds of media.
YouTube is so popular that it has one billion unique visits every single
month. From how-tos to educational cartoons, YouTube has a large selection
of videos from every genre.

You’ve likely watched videos on YouTube and seen something that you might
want to watch when you don’t have access to the internet. Need a cartoon for
your child who watch while on an airplane?
Or, maybe an instructional video to review while actually doing the task
later? Downloading YouTube videos is quite simple.

How to download YouTube videos with Savefrom.net.

The easiest way to download YouTube videos involves using savefrom.net. It’s
so simple that you don’t even have to visit the website directly.

Follow these simple steps:

Navigate to Youtube and find the video that you want to download.

Once you have found the video, highlight the full address in the navigation
bar and add “ss” after the www portion of the URL.For example, if the
website address is www.youtube.com/watchexample, you would type
www.ssyoutube.com/watchexample.

Once the address is complete and you have entered “ss” into the appropriate
part of the URL address, hit enter on your keyboard.You will be redirected
to savefrom.net’s website. A download button will appear on the screen.
Click the download button and save the video to your device.

Your video is now downloaded to your device for viewing at a later time.

How to download YouTube videos with Keepvid

You can also use keepvid.com to download YouTube videos. This website works
similarly to savefromnet.com.

Heed these steps to use Keepvid:

Go to YouTube and find the video you’d like to download.

Click the Share button underneath the video on YouTube to copy the link.

Open a new window and navigate to keepvid.com.
Paste the link into the download text box.
Click download and save the video.All done!

Keepvid can also download videos from other websites, including videos
posted to social media.

Before you begin downloading videos from YouTube, you need to understand the
legal issues that accompany your use of those videos. YouTube content is
copyrighted. That means that you absolutely cannot download it for anything
other than personal use.

Also, Google (the owner of YouTube) includes terms of service for users.
These terms specifically state: “You shall not download any Content unless
you see a ‘download’ or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for
that Content”
(Section 5 – B). The following is provided for informational purposes only.

There are several methods for downloading YouTube videos. The instructions
above discuss two popular ways to complete the task, but other options
exist. There are numerous software suites available to download these
videos.
If you prefer this method, you can easily find choices by searching the
internet for “YouTube downloading software.” The directions you find here
discuss the use of websites that are specifically created to download
YouTube videos.

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How To Access BIOS On Your PC
Sometimes you need to access the BIOS on your computer, for example to
change the boot order on your computer. Not all manufacturers use the same
key to get in to the BIOS, so here’s a useful list of what key to tap while
your computer is booting according to the manufacturer. There’s also a tip
for Windows 10 to reboot into the BIOS. If you provide tech support for
friends and family this is a terrific resource. :)

BIOS is the basic input/output system that every laptop and desktop on the
market comes packaged with. You normally don’t have to use it if you’ve got
Windows installed. In fact, there’s little reason to need to access it in
the first place. That said, it’s not something that you never need to
change. The BIOS contains system settings that you might need to change on
occasion. For example, the BIOS is where you change your first boot device.
It’s really easy to access BIOS on your PC. When you boot into your system,
you need to tap a specific key. You must tap it before you see the Windows
boot logo. The only tricky part is knowing which key to tap. The key differs
from system to system so we’re going to attempt to compile a list of these
keys for every available PC there is.
Make sure you don’t have Fast Startup enabled on Windows. You might have
to use the Fn key in addition to the other function keys when you’re trying
to access BIOS.
Acer
Tap the F2 key repeatedly or hold it down when you power on your ASUS laptop
to access BIOS.
ASUS
F2
Hold down the F2 key and then press the Power button. Keep holding down the
F2 key until you see your BIOS screen
Source:
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/access-bios-pc/

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Top Google headlines of the week

Good day! It’s your Sterling Creations business desk team and we are
delighted to share the following Google headlines with you.
These headlines have been especially gathered for you to help you get a
snapshot of various important topics and subjects vying for our attention
today.
Enjoy and have a great day!

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Top Google headlines of the week

1. Age differences make a better workplace
http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/opinion/7322651-181/age-differences-better-workplace

2. Happy Birthday Akshay Kumar: 10 Fitness Tips He Follows to Stay Lean and
Healthy
http://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/happy-birthday-akshay-kumar-10-fitness-tips-he-follows-to-stay-lean-and-healthy-1747735

3. Home-care sector offers investment opportunities
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/energy-and-resources/home-care-sector-offers-investment-opportunities-1.3214691

4. There’s no need to be tongue-tied
https://www.ft.com/content/bb154ba6-933e-11e7-bdfa-eda243196c2c

5. Services suite drives seniors’ projects
https://www.businessnews.com.au/article/Services-suite-drives-seniors-projects

6. An Australian dietitian has shared her tips on exercise and food for each
decade
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4864138/Dietitian-shared-food-exercise-best-decade.html

7. Social Security Strategy: 6 Things You Need to Know
http://www.barrons.com/articles/social-security-strategy-6-things-you-need-to-know-1504929307

8. Millennials wish they had grown up in baby boomers’ times – survey
https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/sep/09/millennials-wish-they-had-grown-up-in-baby-boomers-times-survey

9. Five unconventional tips for getting your body ‘summer ready’
http://northcoastcourier.co.za/93159/flogging-fat-into-fitness-2/

10. THE REGULARS: ‘The New Old’ report should provide ‘wake-up call’ of
challenges
http://siouxcityjournal.com/opinion/columnists/the-regulars-the-new-old-report-should-provide-wake-up/article_b398c684-6112-5a1e-9c65-06174a4a8695.html

11. Help is available for Senior Citizens

Help is available for Senior Citizens

12. Limit cheat meals to three a week, lift weights and eat blueberries to
fight inflammation: Personal …
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4874568/David-Beckham-personal-trainer-shares-tips-shape-summer.html

13. Baby Boomers Get Their Own Retirement Robo Advisor — And A Pitch To
Spend More
https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetnovack/2017/09/11/baby-boomers-get-their-own-retirement-robo-advisor-and-a-pitch-to-spend-more/#3cf553469e14

14. These Are the Highest Paying Jobs in America Right Now
http://mentalfloss.com/article/504339/these-are-highest-paying-jobs-america-right-now

15. Weight loss: Eat chilli peppers every day to lose weight FAST – and this
is why
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/diets/853008/weight-loss-diet-chili-peppers-jalapenos-lose-weight-fast

16. Aging population presents double challenge in health care
http://lacrossetribune.com/news/state-and-regional/aging-population-presents-double-challenge-in-health-care/article_559d50b5-22ed-5b61-87b0-b8c70b0c84ed.html

17. Age of no retirement looms as one in four want to work beyond 70, claims
Aviva
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/09/13/age-no-retirement-looms-one-four-want-work-beyond-70-claims/

18. What Generation Z Wants and How Medical Sales Recruiters Can Deliver
https://www.medreps.com/medical-sales-careers/what-generation-z-wants-and-how-medical-sales-recruiters-can-deliver/

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