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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Small Business Security ? Protecting Your Business Against Fraud ...

Small Business Security – Protecting Your Business Against Fraud ...
By Donna J. Jodhan
 
This continues to be a very hot topic; protecting one's small business against fraud.  For some reason, hackers and cyber pirates continue to make small businesses and small business owners their favorite targets and it is up to small businesses and their owners to do everything in their power to protect themselves.
 
When it comes to protecting one's self from fraud, there are many small business owners who are still very much in the dark.  Some of them may be feeling that they simply do not have the funds to protect themselves; or maybe they do not have the necessary skills or knowledge to help themselves.
This may be true but things are changing and the Internet is a place that they can use to find economic resources to help themselves.  They do not have a choice in the matter.  They have to find ways to protect themselves and the sooner that they realize this the better off they are going to be.
 
I am urging all small business owners to start fighting back.  Please read my reference below and take action now.
 
Small Business Security – Protecting Your Business Against Fraud ...
By Admin
We were too busy trying to get everything else done. This changed when we raised money from venture capitalists who insisted that our security be increased to protect their investment. In general, a few tips for reducing threats: ... If your HR person has access to all the digital employee files, but keeps his or her password taped to the side of the computer, that data is not secure. Require that your employees use strong passwords and changed them regularly. ...
OpenSec -
http://www.opensec.org/ 
 

I'm Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and week.
To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.com and I would be delighted to send you an electronic copy of our latest newsletter.
 
You can view more of my blogs and editorials at the following websites:
Donna Jodhan!  Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com 
a weekly feature on important answers to consumers concerns
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly blogs for language professionals and accessibility consultants
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog/blog.html
A monthly editorial on issues of diversity
http://www.diversityintheworkplace.ca
a monthly editorial on business issues and concerns
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/magazine.html 
weekly editorials on accessibility issues in Canada
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/acnews/editorials/donna.php
Editorials:  An International perspective on issues of accessibility and disability
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com (under the editorials section, an international perspective)
A general perspective on issues of access and accessibility
http://numpadplus.com/blog/?page_id=7 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Breaking news! Exercise helps fight anxiety, depression

Greetings all!  I'm Kerry J Harrison at the business desk and today I am here to shine some focus on how exercise can help to cut down on anxiety and depression.  I have headlines to support this plus much more.
Please read below.  Please also keep your feedback coming to us at info@sterlingcreations.com.
Make it a great day.
 

Week of May 08 2010
News on stress, anxiety, and depression
Breaking news!  Exercise helps fight anxiety, depression
 
Exercise helps fight anxiety, depression
USA Today
By Frank Pompa By Kim Painter, USA TODAY Most people seeking treatment for depression or anxiety face two choices: medication or psychotherapy. ...
Read more at:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/painter/2010-04-26-yourhealth26_ST_N.htm
 
Bret Michaels News KTLA « Angela's Journal Life, Love, Laughter ...
By Angela Belle
Bret Michaels News KTLA. In regards to Bret Michaels Health Updates: I publish items as is and consider them newsworthy BUT it does NOT mean it is accurate. May only be a rumor. Use your own judgment. May The Good Lord Jesus Christ heal ...
Angela's Journal Life, Love,... -
http://www.angelasjournal.com/ 
 
Delia Lloyd: 5 Ways to Improve a Long-Term Relationship « debt ...
By admin
... children's health, kids health, kid's health, depression, cholesterol, pregnancy, weight loss, diabetes, diets, AIDS, lupus, fitness, diet, breast cancer, cancer, fibromyalgia, shingles, alzheimer's disease, gout, health news, health information, healthy kids, ... And it just seemed like a real shame to try to micro-manage this particular event in our lives (and all the stress, anxiety and quarrels that would likely provoke), so I just let him take the lead. ...
debt settlement,debt relief,... -
http://debtreductionus.com/health/ 
 
Premature kids more likely to have psychiatric disorder
By Ians
Chronic and severely stressful situations, those connected with depression and post- traumatic stress disorder, have also been associated with smaller volumes in such "stress sensitive" brain regions. ... September 24th, 2009 WASHINGTON - Adolescent depression and anxiety disorders are actually two distinct psychiatric disorders, says an expert at Utrecht University. Dr. William W. Hale III and his colleagues conducted a five-year, longitudinal study of secondary school ...
Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts)... -
http://blog.taragana.com/ 
 
Natural way to treat anxiety and depression | Bradenton Sarasota Drigg
By admin
Natural way to treat anxiety and depression · http://us.rd.yahoo.com –. It has just about no side effects, low cost and many benefits. Read ». admin's picture. Created by admin 9 hours 51 min ago – Made popular 1 hour 38 min ago ...
Bradenton Sarasota Drigg - Published... -
http://bradentonsarasota.com/ 
 
Check out a natural way to treat anxiety and depression | Tampa ...
Most people seeking treatment for depression or anxiety face two choices: medication or psychotherapy. But there's a third choice that is rarely prescribed, though it comes with few side effects, low costs and a list of added benefits, ... And exercise seems to work better than relaxation, meditation, stress education and music therapy, Landers says. "Most physicians and therapists are aware of the effects," says Chad Rethorst, a researcher at the University of Texas ...
10connects.com Most Active Stories -
http://www.wtsp.com/news/mostpop/default.aspx 
 
Celebrity Apprentice Ratings up due to Bret Michaels ??? EW.com ...
By Angela Belle
... Beautiful Babes ? · BEAUTY ? · Billy Zane ? · BiPolar · Blackie aka Miss Kitty · Blood · Brandy COUSIN ? · Bret Michaels ? · Celebrity Apprentice · Charity $ · Coupon Codes · Deals · Depression · Diabetes ... Angela ? Stomach Problems Gastric Bypass Apprentice Weird Gerard Butler ? Hair ? Diabetes Whimsical Life NEWS ? Celebrity Apprentice Movies ? Fibromylagia John ? Animal World BEAUTY ? Food ? POISON day HEALTH ? Celebrity Insomnia Hair Stomach Rosie ...
Angela's Journal Life, Love,... -
http://www.angelasjournal.com/ 
 
Gene That Ties Stress To Obesity And Diabetes Discovered ...
By rbwatson1
The constant stress that many are exposed to in our modern society may be taking a heavy toll: Anxiety disorders and depression, as well as metabolic (substance exchange) disorders, including obesity, type 2 diabetes and ...
AccessTech News -
http://accesstechnews.wordpress.com/ 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Important answers to consumers concerns - how to create an effective newsletter

Top of the day to you out there!  I'm Donna J. Jodhan at the business desk.
How would you like to learn how to create an effective newsletter?  Then please see my tiny tip at the end of this blog (how to create an effective newsletter).
It's time for me to open up our e-bag and draw out the top questions of the week.
I thank you for your feedback and comments.  Please keep them coming to info@sterlingcreations.com.
 
Important answers to consumers concerns
 
Question from Chris Diggins:  Donna, how true is it that laughter can reduce stress?
Answer:  Chris, according to several sources that I have checked out, it seems to be the case and I have a really great article for you to check out.  Please see below.
So, did you hear the one about heart disease?
News-Leader.com
Laughter can be healing because it reduces stress and anxiety, Thomlinson said, pointing to a Burrell and CoxHealth study that found anxiety to be the "very ...
Read more at:
http://www.news-leader.com/article/20100222/LIFE04/2220334/So++did+you+hear+the+one+about+heart+disease
 
Question from Tim Yardley:  Donna, is there a direct relationship between stress and some medical problems?
Answer:  Tim, according to the article below, there is.  I encourage you to read my reference below.
Stress Relief
By Nabs_Uk
Constant stress can wreak havoc on our bodies, our minds and our souls. Some medical problems are triggered by continual stress, and emotional trauma, instability and mild forms of depression are also likely to result. ... a few moments to de-stress when you feel the levels and intensity rising, you can save yourself from undue anxiety and potential health problems. Below are 20 stress relief options to help you eliminate the physical and mental feelings caused by stress. ...
Lahore News, Lahore events -
http://www.lahorimela.com/ 
 
Question from Fred Buttler:  Do you have any tips and info on how to handle the challenges of dealing with social security?
Answer:  Fred, here you go.  A perfect reference for you to read.
10 things you need to know about Social Security | BoomerUpdate
By Boomer
This report addresses Social Security, explaining what you need to know and how the system may change in years to come. The good news: Social Security can afford to pay benefits for decades. The bad news: After that, without reform, it's up for grabs. ... As of yesterday, the oldest baby boomers will start to retire from the workforce, and as they move on to the age pension, the squeeze on government revenue which has been predicted for so long will begin to occur. ...
BoomerUpdate -
http://www.boomerupdate.com/ 
 
Question from Cecile Puttnam:  Do you think that future generations will see any sort of substantial pensions?
Answer:  Cecile, I don't believe that it will be as cushy as it has been for past generations.  I have found an excellent reference for you to read.  Please see below.
Out of My Mind: The Passion Conspiracy: The evolution of passion ...
By Michelle Somers
Most of today's workers will not see the cushy and comfortable pension funded golden years as some of the baby boomers and other previous generations. One would be hard pressed to find a company these days that even offers a pension. ... The bad news is that financial factors may dictate that we work way past 55. The good news is that if we keep striving to live healthier, we'll be healthy enough to keep working as long as we need to. The silver lining? ...
Out of My Mind -
http://michelle-outofmymind.blogspot.com/ 
 
Question from Darius Christus:   Where can I go to find some free Internet security software?
Answer:  Darius, please take a look at my reference below.  I think it's a good starting point for you.
The Need For Getting Free Internet Security Software | Easy ...
By admin
If you rent, aren't you trying to save money so you can buy a home for you and your family? And aren't you also saving money in case of an emergency? You want security, and so do millions of other people in the world, not just in the ... They create sophisticated programs that can get into your computer without your knowledge. They're also the ones who send phishing e-mails in an effort to get unsuspecting users into divulging their personal and financial information. ...
Easy Technology & Health Tips -
http://www.richardbulliet-ratfink.com/ 
 
Question from Robin Gristner:  Donna, what do you think of using DVD storage as a backup for my computer?
Answer:  Robin, more people are using it.  It is quite reliable but I'd like for you to read my reference below.
Is DVD Storage An Attractive Alternative For Your Computer Backup ...
By Blu Ray Burner
I should say for all Windows…,but in fact it is not included during the installation of Windows XP Home Edition. It is as if Microsoft thinks that data protection is not necessary for home computers and computers used by small businesses. .... your computer, Home theater or Television. Plus we provide software to easily burn your DVD Videos to CD, no expensive DVD burner required!. Join now and find everything you need to share with millions of users all over the world! ...
BurnWorld.net - Blu Ray, HD DVD,... -
http://www.burnworld.net/ 
 
Question from Gary Gay:  I am looking for some ways to save on cell phone costs when traveling overseas.  Any suggestions?
Answer:  Gary, here you go.  A perfect article for you to read.
Ways to Save When Traveling Overseas « Inside Thailand Bars
By admin
Activate international roaming on your mobile phone (by calling your phone company) but don't leave your mobile phone on all the time since you will be charged when your caller calls from Australia to your overseas destination. ... Grace Lee is an internet marketer with her own home online business. She assists other individuals interested in making additional income working online and helping them find the best home based business ideas and opportunities. ...
Inside Thailand Bars -
http://www.barladies.org/inside/ 
 
Question from Jane Krishmov:  Is there income to be made from selling one's items on eBay?
Answer:  Jane, according to my reference below, there is.  Please give a read to my reference.  I hope it helps you.
Working From Home To Earn A Decent Living | Writing and Speaking
By Admin
You sell your own items, you are responsible for shipping and all eBay gets is a small percentage of the selling price. All of the work is done by yourself and once you have your items listed, all you have to do is wait for the passive ... Another way to make money at home is through internet business income. This is done by starting your own business. There are numerous business opportunities that can be done to start your own business. You can become a consultant for an ...
Writing and Speaking -
http://writingandspeaking.shibbit.com/ 
 

I am out of time for this week but before I leave you, here is my tiny tip of the week.  
Would you like to learn how to create an effective newsletter?  Here are some very important points for you to consider:
Focus on major industry occurrences, forward thinking industry ideas, education on issues or new techniques, or business opportunities.
 
I'm Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and week ahead.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Retirement living seniors can strengthen relationships, health, to boost happiness

Retirement living seniors can strengthen relationships, health, to boost happiness
By Donna J. Jodhan
 
Retirement living is turning into an extremely healthy trend for seniors.  A lot of benefits can be had from this type of living.  The most important being the advantage of forming relationships that would lead to socialization, making new friends, and all turning into a healthy environment for all.
 
So many seniors and retirees often complain of being left alone because of various circumstances but with retirement living all of this can change for the better.  Seniors and retirees would have the opportunity to do things together, help each other, play together, volunteer together, plus so much more.  The benefits are absolutely tangent and in-tangent as well.
 
What needs to be done now is to make retirement living more affordable to many more persons.  It may take some doing but I am sure that it is very doable and society may be forced to make it a reality.  I have an excellent article for you to check out.  Please see below.
 
Retirement living seniors can strengthen relationships, health, to boost happiness
RetirementHomes.com
Baby boomers who are nearing retirement age might consider these findings, and work to create an active living retirement for themselves that will allow ...
Read more at:
http://www.retirementhomes.com/library/senior-living/retirement-living/retirement-living-seniors-can-strengthen-relationships,-health,-to-boost-happiness-201002171061.html
 

I'm Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and week.
To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.com and I would be delighted to send you an electronic copy of our latest newsletter.
 
You can view more of my blogs and editorials at the following websites:
Donna Jodhan!  Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com 
a weekly feature on important answers to consumers concerns
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly blogs for language professionals and accessibility consultants
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog/blog.html
A monthly editorial on issues of diversity
http://www.diversityintheworkplace.ca
a monthly editorial on business issues and concerns
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/magazine.html 
weekly editorials on accessibility issues in Canada
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/acnews/editorials/donna.php
Editorials:  An International perspective on issues of accessibility and disability
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com (under the editorials section, an international perspective)
A general perspective on issues of access and accessibility
http://numpadplus.com/blog/?page_id=7 

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Foreign language obs and careers identified

Hello there!  I'm Jeff N Marquis at the business desk and today I am going to focus on bringing you headlines on translation services.  Please read on.
 
Week of May 08
Foreign language jobs and careers identified
 
Would you like to learn how to design your website in multiple languages?
If so, which languages should you be targeting?
Please read on.
Web Design in Multiple Languages | Nblak Studios
By admin
1. English is no longer the dominant language. Agreed, that the internet started off as an invention by english speaking people and for long it was dominated by the english speaking users and their websites. ... Probably, get the translation done by an expert. This will ensure that you know and respect different languages, cultures and sensibilities. 9. Multi National Company. To be a multi national company, it is absolutely necessary that you communicate with different ...
Nblak Studios -
http://www.nblak.com/ 
 
Could Google apps really break the language barrier via phone?
If so, how so?
Please read on.
Google app could break language barriers via phone
Ventura County Star
"The idea is — with the help of technology and machine translation — can we actually break down the language barrier so that anyone can access any ...
Read more at:
http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/mar/13/google-app-could-break-language-barriers-via/
 
Where can one go to find some of the top online translation services?
How difficult is it to find?
Please read on.
Top 10 Online Translation Services
By Young
I often use Google Translate to translate Chinese into English, or to translate English into Chinese, and one day I just wonder if there are any other online translation services that like Google Translate. ... PROMT Translator supports text translation and webpage translation. The text translator supports 7 languages, including English, German, Russia, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French. The website translator supports 4 languages, including English, German, ...
Free Nuts -
http://freenuts.com/ 
 

If you would like to learn more about us and the services we offer, then please visit www.sterlingcreations.ca
If you would like to keep abreast of some of the most important happenings affecting your lives today, then please visit http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm.  There you will get the latest news roundups on such topics as:
Stress, anxiety, and depression. News for retirees, seniors, and aging baby boomers.  Security tips for home computer users.  Home business opportunities, Internet business opportunities, small business opportunities, business opportunities in Asia.  You will also learn how to obtain tremendous personal and financial satisfaction by selling your knowledge and experience.

Friday, May 07, 2010

The Importance Of Hotels And Accommodation In Promoting Tourism ...

The Importance Of Hotels And Accommodation In Promoting Tourism ...
By Donna J. Jodhan
 
One of the most fundamental things that needs to be addressed in the travel industry is the matter of the importance of providing good accommodations; in hotels and anywhere else that people travel to.  Whether or not it is a tourist, a business traveler, or a visitor, it all comes down to the same thing.  Good accommodations are the hallmarks of any type of travel agency or company.  Provide these and customers will always come back to you.  Don't, and you can be sure that customers will not only leave you, they will tell others.  Bad news travels very fast.
 
In these modern times, more and more customers are using the Internet to do their research.  They are being more careful when it comes to the choice of accommodations.  They are seeking such things as:  comfortable rooms, Internet facilities, and provision of meals.  It is up to hotels to keep all these things in mind plus more if they wish to stay in business.  In addition, they need to find ways to provide incentives for customers to give them a second look. 
 
There are certain types of markets for the travel industry as a whole to think of; the business traveler, the retiree and/or senior, the family with kids, and the crowds in their 20s and 30s.  I am going to give you a great reference to follow up on.  Please see below.
 
The Importance Of Hotels And Accommodation In Promoting Tourism ...
By admin
For this there can be no better option than internet, as most tourist gain information about the hotels and accommodation facilities through this medium only. The other ways are by making booklets containing information about the hotels and accommodation ... Where there are people, there are business opportunities, and where there are business opportunities you will want to step in and grab as much as you can. Sydney, Australia is the multi-cultural hub of Australia. ...
Travel revew - Faxtravel.com -
http://faxtravel.com/ 
 

I'm Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and week.
To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.com and I would be delighted to send you an electronic copy of our latest newsletter.
 
You can view more of my blogs and editorials at the following websites:
Donna Jodhan!  Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com 
a weekly feature on important answers to consumers concerns
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly blogs for language professionals and accessibility consultants
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog/blog.html
A monthly editorial on issues of diversity
http://www.diversityintheworkplace.ca
a monthly editorial on business issues and concerns
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/magazine.html 
weekly editorials on accessibility issues in Canada
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/acnews/editorials/donna.php
Editorials:  An International perspective on issues of accessibility and disability
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com (under the editorials section, an international perspective)
A general perspective on issues of access and accessibility
http://numpadplus.com/blog/?page_id=7 

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Ten Tips For Staying Safe On Facebook

Ten Tips For Staying Safe On Facebook
By Donna J. Jodhan
 
Despite its growing popularity, there are still many of us, me included, who are a bit leary about safety and security on Facebook.  True it is that this particular website has been growing by leaps and bounds and that so many are using it to communicate with others; friends and business associates.  This is all goodness, but there still remains some sort of concern when it comes to safety and security.
 
There are many who feel that when they upload their profiles to Facebook or that when they join some sort of Facebook campaign, they leave themselves open to exposure and this may be true to some extent but there are some ways to help alleviate this type of uncertainty.  I have had friends tell me that they are unwilling to join Facebook because they are afraid of being taken by hackers and identity thieves.  So, I have done some research and I am going to give you a great reference to check out.  Please see below. 
 
Ten Tips For Staying Safe On Facebook
Voxy
For more AVG security tips, see
http://www.avg.com.au/resources/security-tips/. About AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd: www.avg.com.au Based in Melbourne, ...
Read more at:
http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/ten-tips-staying-safe-facebook/5/38480
 
 
I'm Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and week.
To reach me, please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.com and I would be delighted to send you an electronic copy of our latest newsletter.
 
You can view more of my blogs and editorials at the following websites:
Donna Jodhan!  Advocating accessibility for all
http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com 
a weekly feature on important answers to consumers concerns
http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm
Weekly blogs for language professionals and accessibility consultants
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog/blog.html
A monthly editorial on issues of diversity
http://www.diversityintheworkplace.ca
a monthly editorial on business issues and concerns
http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/magazine.html 
weekly editorials on accessibility issues in Canada
http://www.accessibilitynews.ca/acnews/editorials/donna.php
Editorials:  An International perspective on issues of accessibility and disability
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com (under the editorials section, an international perspective)
A general perspective on issues of access and accessibility
http://numpadplus.com/blog/?page_id=7 
 
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