How To Fix The 0x0eedfade "Unknown Software Exception" Error On Your PC

The 0x0eedfade error is a big problem for many Windows PCs which are continually showing the message when they cannot correctly process software or settings that are on your system. The problem with this error is specifically that your PC will try and read the various files it needs to run your software, but will somehow have a problem that will prevent it from being able to correctly process the settings. If you find this problem is showing continually on your system, you can fix it by using the tools & methods which are going to repair any of the problems that your PC may have.

This error is basically caused by the “software” (usually Internet Explorer) on your PC being unreadable and unable to load up. The problem you’re seeing will likely show in this format:

  • “The exception unknown software exception (0x0eedfade) occurred in the application at location 0x7c812a5b”

The specific cause of this error is that there will be some problem with the program you’re trying to load. The most common issue is that “Internet Explorer” will have third party plugins which are not loading correctly. In order to resolve the problem, you first need to disable any of the third-party plugins which your Internet Explorer application may have, as well as then fixing any potential problems on the Windows system itself.

The way to resolve this error is to first make sure that Internet Explorer doesn’t have any third-party plugins which are causing problems. To do this, you should click onto “Open IE > Tools >Internet Options > Advanced Tab > Uncheck “Enable Third Party Browser Extensions (Require Restart)”. This will then allow you to load up Internet Explorer without any other software programs to disrupt or damage it, which should stop the 0x0eedfade error on most systems. On top of that, it’s also recommended that you repair your installation of Windows by updating it and then reinstalling any other programs which may be causing errors.

It’s also recommended that you use a “registry cleaner” program to scan through your PC and fix any of the potential problems that you may also have with the registry database of your system. The registry database is a large central storage facility which keeps all the files, settings and information that your computer will use to run, and is used by Windows to help load up everything from your desktop icons to your stored passwords. One of the most common causes of the 0x0eedfade error is actually down to the registry being damaged and corrupted, preventing your system from correctly being able to read the files it needs to run. To ensure this is not a problem, you should repair any potential registry errors that you have on your PC by downloading, installing and running a registry cleaner application.

Ten Benefits of Grapeseed Massage Oil

Did you know that grapeseed massage oil is a highly prized carrier oil in aromatherapy and massage therapy? It has almost no aroma and is wonderfully light in texture. It is a great non-greasy oil to use, but could be enriched by blending it with another carrier massage oils such as almond or wheat germ oil.

Some of the advantages of grapeseed massage oil:

  • Grapeseed oil is almost odorless and has a fine texture.
  • The fine texture makes it easily absorbable by the skin and non-greasy.
  • Grapeseed massage oil has mildly astringent qualities which help to tighten and tone the skin. This makes it useful for acne and other skin complaints when having a cleansing massage.
  • Grapeseed oil extract is rich in linoleic acid. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid for the skin and the cell membranes.
  • Grapeseed oil has regenerative and restructuring properties and has excellent skin moisturizing properties.
  • The smooth, silky texture makes it excellent for a relaxing massage without being greasy.
  • It contains vitamins, minerals, and protein, GLA, and a small amount of vitamin E.
  • It penetrates the skin easily bringing it moisturizing, regenerating and protecting effects.
  • It is said to be good for repairing skin around the eyes.
  • If you've run out of shaving cream, it's provided to be great for keeping the skin lubricated.

Body Detox Massage

Many body massage oils are used to assist body detox by stimulating the lymphatic system. This encourages fluid circulation and cell regeneration in the body.

A simple oil massage at regular intervals can do wonders to your overall health and can make you feel youger and more beautiful. Massage oils promote skin health, provides relief from stress and assist healing of the skin.

Grapeseed massage oil is also perfect for those who need a nut-free oil option in the case of allergies.

Medicinal Benefits of Grape Seed Oil

Food-grade Grape Seed Oil is extremely healthy to add to your diet. Some Medicinal Health Benefits Include:

  • Grape seed oil can also help protect the arteries by keeping them free of plaque that can cause heart attacks and stroke.
  • Grape seed oil is able to slow down and reverse free radical damage and reduce the risk of disease. (good for slowing skin aging.)
  • Studies also show that certain substances in grape seed oil can help protect the body from sun damage.
  • Grapeseed oil can improve the function of small blood vessels in the eyes thereby improving and maintaining good vision.

Simple Living Lessons From "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau (Part 1)

As I continue reading "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau, I must admit that life in 1854 was dramatically different from life today, and I would never want to return to those days of hardship and sacrifice, no matter how simple it appears. However, I have discovered that there is a similarity in our views about dissatisfaction, disorganization and discomfort.

As with those that have gone before us, we make difficult choices; some of them made simply by habit and others that end up enslaving us to our possessions, pushing us deeper into debt. We fill our environment with more than we need while searching for ways to stave off creditors. In essence, we are in debt because we confuse the necessities of life with the luxuries that are available.

Thoreau stated, "It is desirable that a man live so compactly and preparedly that, if an enemy takes the town, he can walk out the gate empty-handed without anxiety."

How many of us in an emergency situation could just get up and walk out empty-handed without anxiety? Many of us would find it difficult to determine what things of value or necessity we should grab if we were forced to vacate our homes and offices.

We have been told that the necessities of life are food, shelter, clothing and fuel. Thoreau expands on this concept when he stated, "Humans are bound to things beyond the necessities when these items become so important that we never attempt to do without."

Even more so today, it is imperative to know the difference between a necessity and a luxury if we are really seeking a debt-free, simple life. Our purchasing power and available options are so much greater than in Thoreau's time. Those abundant choices have obscured the line between needs and wants.

I've written this before, but I am compelled to repeat it because it gives you the opportunity to ponder the importance of investing in a life rather than buying a lifestyle. So again, consider the following:

– We need to eat, but we do not need filet mignon.

– We need to be clothed, but we do not need overflowing closets and drawers.

– We need shelter and domestic comfort, but we may not need a 4,000 sq. foot home.

– We need a means of transportation to get to work, but we do not need a Mercedes.

Consider the words of Thoreau carefully. "While civilization has been improving our homes, it has not even improved the men who are to inhabit them."

I challenge you to consider what is truly a necessity and shy away from lifestyle trappings and the consequences of debt. Take time to recognize that less is best. Less household clutter means less time to clean and less to search through when you are looking for something. Do as Thoreau did: He thread out the pieces of limestone on his desk that required daily dusting. All he really wanted to do was sit in the open air, for "no dust cats on the grass!"

The Best Final Expense Sales Presentation Ever

Arriving At The Prospects Home

When I arrive at the house, I like to park in the driveway because that is where family parks and they are more likely to greet me. I look for the door that they use the most and I go and knock on their door (usually the back or side door). While waiting for them to come to door, I look down at my clipboard and pretend to read. I try not to make any eye contact until they open the door.

When they open the door, I greet them as if they have been waiting for me all day long. “Mrs. Jones? My name is Joseph and the reason I’m stopping by today is because you recently sent this card in and it’s my job to bring you that information you requested. I’d really like to go over this with you, can I come in?”

If they say yes, GREAT!!! I’m in! If they say it’s not a good time, then I will schedule an appointment with them for the next day. Now you are off to your next one. Some people will let you in and some people will make appointments with you, some won’t be home. (Always make sure you go back or call if they’re not there.) Of course, some will slam the door in your face… ha (fortunately, not usually.)

At the end of the day, you should have made 3-4 presentations and scheduled 4-5 appointments. The point is, you are out there working and making money. I’ve honestly made $8000 in commission in one day!!! No joke.

Making Appointments

Rather then drive around all day, some people prefer to make appointments or hire someone to make appointments for them. Personally, I hired someone to do this for me. I schedule my appointments an hour and half apart. Usually it starts at 10:30am and ends at 7:30pm. I try to get 7 appointments a day, 4 days a week. I always make my appointments the day before because they forget if it’s more than one day away.

Script for Setting Appointments Yourself

Here is an appointment script you can use:

Good Afternoon ____________, This is ____________

I have in my hand, a pink card that you filled out and sent in requesting information on the Social Security Death Benefit Program.

Now, my job is to get this information out to you.

The address I have here is ___________________.

Is that correct?

Okay… Great!

On the card ________, you wrote down that you were 65 and that your wife was 63… is that correct?

Awesome, awesome…

Let me ask you a question: are you (you guys) working, retired or receiving disability?

Oh yeah, that’s good, that’s good… What time… do you/she/he get off work…

chit chat…

anyway, like I said, my job is to this information out to you and I can either get it out to you tomorrow at ______ or ______…

which is best for you?

Great…

Do you have a pen and paper handy or do you have your calendar in front of you?

I just want you to write down my first name… It’s Joseph. Last name Haworth, H-A….

Now put down there ______am/pm on ___________day… that’s tomorrow.

Well, I really appreciate your time, I look forward to meeting you and __________, at ______________am/pm _____day________.

Have a great day.

When you arrive at your appointment, smile BIG and assume you are getting in. Say you are there for the appointment and ask to come in. It’s easy to get in… most of them remember that you are coming.

Presentation

To put you at ease, I want you to know that I’m not a sales person at all. I’m the most passive, non pushy person you can imagine. There really is no trick to it. So relax your shoulders and have fun.

Once you are in the door, you compliment their home, their yard, their dog, the smell of the house… you know… whatever! Just compliment. My favorite one is to mention how clean the house is. If it is really clean, it means they work really hard at it and they appreciate someone noticing. As I’m walking in the house, I look at the pictures and I either ask who is in the pictures before I sit down or I ask later. In any case, seniors love to share their pictures so make sure you ask about them.

I’m always very casual and I do my best to avoid the sales presentation for about a half hour. I like to have them talk to me and tell me about themselves and their family and their problems etc. I honestly get sucked in. I’m right there, feeling their joy and pain and I’m concerned and interested. I don’t care about the insurance at that point. Eventually, you move to the presentation and by this time you are friends and this helps them listen and helps you know how to communicate to them. Here are the steps:

1. You tell them why they received the card and what it’s about.

2. You bring up the cost of a burial and the fact their family is going to have to pay $10,000.

3. You find out why they sent the card in.

4. Ask who their beneficiary is and if they have ever paid for a funeral (both these questions bring out emotion because they don’t want their kids to pay for the funeral and by asking if they have ever paid for one, this helps them remember the pain of paying all that money for a funeral.)

5. Ask them what medications they take and what they are for. Then you ask how their overall health is. “Have you had any heart problems, or kidney, or liver or lung problems? If so, when?” You need to know when because most applications only care about the past 2 years or so.

6. Now you know what they are going to be approved for and you can show them some prices. I usually write down 3 or 4 prices on the back of their lead card. I try to match what I think they can afford. Once I write them down, I go over the prices and then hand them the sheet. I say, “Now, Mrs. Jones, I want you to look over these three prices and you tell me which one is best for you?

7. Before I give them the prices, I tell them about an immediate benefit and a graded benefit. The immediate benefit means that their family will get the full face amount if they died even after only one payment. The graded policy, however, makes them wait two years before they have full coverage. To find out which one they qualify for, I have to ask the questions on the application. (However, if you asked enough questions earlier, you already know….)

8. Before I ask the immediate benefit questions, I ask them to pick out a price first. (This is called asking for the sale. You have to ask for the sale or you will not sell!!! Plain and simple). Knowing the price they will pay helps with the next step. When you know they qualify for immediate benefits, after you ask the appropriate questions (that you already know the answers to), you stand up and congratulate them.

9. At that point, all you have to do is ask for their personal information. “Mrs. Jones, can I see your SSN and Drivers License”… the point is that you start writing the application.

We hope you will join us to see the full presentation in print, audio and on video.

Web Design Jobs for Felons – Tips To Getting Hired As a Web Designer

Jobs for felons in web design is an industry that is in demand. Felon Employment can be readily available with jobs associated with the internet, computers and the growing mobile market. All of these industries are in need of web designers and do supply jobs for felons.

It can be difficult for felons to get jobs, especially in the down economy. This is unfortunate, as many times felons have turned their lives around. However, there are plenty of good opportunities out there, regardless of what your past might be like. Website design is a great example, as it is a job you can do from home. There are plenty of web design jobs for felons because you have the option to start your own business and work from home. Clients will not care about your personal history and will not ask when or not you are a felon.

In order to be successful in website design, you need to be creative, hard working, and motivated. If you have these hits, then you will be able to thrive working for yourself at home. Potential clients will want to see some examples of work that you have done before hiring you, but that is all they will care to know. This is what makes web design jobs for felons such a great option. Of course, that is not the only benefit to the website design industry. You will be able to enjoy a career that has a very bright future and you will be able to make a nice salary.

New businesses will always need websites, and they look to talented web designers for that. What you charge per website is up to you, and whether you work out of your own home or an office is your decision as well. You can essentially set your own hours, and you will not ever have to worry about explaining your past mistakes to anyone. Few jobs can boast all these luxuries, which makes web design jobs for felons something to consider.

Many people are intimidated by starting their own business, and would rather work for a firm where they could count on a steady paycheck though. Even still, web design firms are not usually related to hire felons because of the fact that they can work from home. As long as you can show them that you know how to design quality websites, they will most likely be willing to hire you. So while it can be difficult to find employment if you have a bad record, there will always be web design jobs for felons. Consider that career path, and you will be able to truly leave the past behind you.

Jobs for felons in web design are in demand and there the people with the skills are getting hired. This industry is not going anywhere and is actually expanding every year. If you have a hack for computers and enjoy art this may be a good career fit. If you have a criminal record and can not find a job, just know that there are web design jobs for felons out there.

3 Franchise Opportunities For Health Nuts

For those who are passionate about health, there are plenty of franchise opportunities for health nuts that can make it possible to pass on that passion to others and to create a healthy community. Franchise opportunities for health nuts include gyms and spas, weight loss centers, nutritional supplement retails stores and more. These businesses are constantly in demand by customers because they are always needed. Everyone needs better health, and most people are actively seeking out ways to get it.

The Zoo Health Club is a small, personal health club that gives its members personal attention and training. The small size of the gyms not only ensure that there is personal attention paid to each customer- it also keeps business costs low. Each Zoo Health Club is a family-friendly business that has a kids area and a variety of strength and fitness equipment. The Zoo gyms are popular because there are no contracts- members pay on a month-to-month basis instead. This immediately makes an impact on any are that is full of people who want to join a gym but who are afraid of getting locked into long contracts. With these health clubs, owners can spread their love of health and fitness to other members of the community, teach healthy habits and watch customers get into better shape over time.

Jenny Craig International is a well-known weight loss company that helps members to lose weight with a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Like other franchise opportunities for health nuts, Jenny Craig International is a business that is rewarding to anyone who is passionate about improving the health of others. With a Jenny Craig franchise, business owners offer food items as well as training for members to eat a balanced diet and to stay active. With the personalized training that the company is known for, health nuts can spread their enthusiasm about good health and create lots of other health nuts in the community.

Massageluxe is a massage franchise that is taking advantage of the growing massage industry to create big results for both owners and clients. For owners, an influx of people who need to relax and pay more attention to their health can make a business grow quickly. For clients, the chance to spend time relaxed and in tune with the body can be a valuable health remedy for a number of stresses and strains. It can relive pain, calm anxiety and treat problem areas. Franchise opportunities for health nuts often give the owner the satisfaction of making a difference in the health of consumers, and this one is no different.

With franchise opportunities for health nuts, it's easy to never forget your own health goals. Some entrepreneurs go into health-focused businesses simply because it makes it easier to keep their own health in mind. Others choose them because they want to see a healthier community. No matter what the reason for choosing them, business owners who choose a business that centers on health find it a rewarding experience.

How to Care For Life Jackets

Wearing a Coast Guard approved life jacket is one of the best safety moves you can make for yourself and your loved ones when you are on or near water. Knowing that your life protection gear has been properly maintained and cared for will greatly enhance your feeling of security.

A life jacket that has not been properly cleaned and stored between uses, and especially between seasons, can lose its buoyancy. A flotation jacket with less than optimal buoyancy will not float as high in the water and will not support the amount of weight it was initially designed for. Following these seven simple guidelines will insure that your life preservers will be in the best possible condition to save a life in a water emergency.

1. Inspect for rips, tears, mold, mildew and worn areas. Discard any life vest that is not in good condition. When under stress what may appear to be a slight tear or worn area can give way, putting the wearer's life at risk. If you are discarding worn out flotation devices, cut them up so that no one else may be tempted to use an unsafe item.

2. Rinse your life jackets at the end of the day. Salt and sea spray left on a flotation device will attract moisture, which in turn attracts mildew and rot. Removing salt will help keep them dry in storage. Even life preservers that have been worn only in fresh water, or have not been in the water at all, will collect salt from your skin. Rinse them well when you are done wearing them for the day.

3. If a vest needs more than a quick rinse, use a mild detergent to wash it down, and then rinse thoroughly. Never use strong cleaning products and never dry clean a life jacket. These chemicals can weaken the fabric and reduce buoyancy.

4. Air dry all flotation gear thoroughly before storing them away. Never dry them in direct sunlight or in front of a radiator, stove, or other source of direct heat. Excessive heat can weak or destroy the outer fabric and break down the inner flotation material.

5. When clean and dry, store your life jackets in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place. Many people store their flotation devices in cubbies or storage cupboards aboard their boats. During the boating season these storage areas work well if they are dry and well-ventilated. During the "off-season," all life preservers should have been removed and stored on shore away from moisture.

6. Never place heavy objects on top of a life jacket. Unrelieved pressure on a flotation device can compress the air pockets in the flotation material. Avoid using them as boat bumpers, seat cushions or pillows, as well.

7. Be prepared to immediately replace any child's life vest that has grown too small. Your child will be reluctant to wear a life jacket that is too tight or has grown uncomfortable. A too-small flotation device will not properly support excess weight in the water. A life vest that is not worn, or that does not float high enough in the water, is a life vest that can not properly do it's life-saving job.

Follow these seven simple guidelines to caring for your life jackets and other flotation devices and they will give you many years of service and peace of mind in, on, and near the water.

A House in California Walkthrough

Grandma, it's too dark outside, whatever we do? Look over to the right, it's the fireflies we use to use to light up our lamp post. I wonder if we catch enough of them, if we would be able to light up the house like we once did many years ago. I think I'm going to have to wander around a little ways to see if I can find anything else that may help us.

A House in California is a poetic point and click puzzle game about four characters: Lois, Beulah, Connie and Ann. Together the four individuals must discover new elements, meet new friends and collect new objects to help bring back memories of what is now the little house in California.

We first start off with our main character Lois, his goal is to find all the fireflies to light up the lamp post, we will have to explore some of his memories, make a few repairs here and there and finally collect all the fireflies. Once we collect enough we will be able to return back to our main screen and light up the lamp post.

Second we play as our character Beulah, his job is to search for singing birds, but it's a bit more challenging than that, it definitely could require a walkthrough in order to round them all up. Our character Beulah will have to read, write and do some cooking, you can of course find out more about each of the characters by clicking on them.

Third we play as Connie, she must gather all the colorful butterflies to make the house shine brightly. She will have to catch the butterflies in the right order, orange, green and blue. The butterflies make a peaceful addition to the house, now we have lit up the streets, added a nice harmony and some color to our peaceful residency.

Finally, grandma asks if everything can be put back to the way it was. Ann's job is to undo everything we just did, remember and forget everything, then when the night comes to an end we can enter the house and know that everything we did was nothing more than just our imagination.

Brick Paver Patio Maintenance Tips

Brick paver walks and patios are becoming more and more popular each year. Our customers like the appearance, texture and charm of the many styles and colors offered in brick.

As with almost everything, brick pavers do require some maintenance to stay looking nice. Each year we suggest our customers sand the joints in their brick. Sanding the joints will help prevent erosion between bricks. Erosion between joints exposures the compacted base material and can lead to settling. Without sufficient joint sand, they can and will settle over time. The expansion of ice and snow as it freezes during a Michigan winter is enough to cause movement in brick pavers. Remember, moisture and water can be detrimental to a brick paver walk or patio. If you keep the joints surely sanded you can help prevent brick movement and settling.

If settling does occur in your brick pavers – do not get overly concerned. They are designed to be reset and re-leveled as necessary. This is why bricks were so popular in road building years ago. If you do not want to tackle a project like re-leveling, we suggest you get serviced by a professional.

There are a few different types of brick sand on the market. Standard sweep sand is the most popular. All you need to do is pour the dry sand over your pavers and sweep it in place. If you are going to seal the brick, be sure to sweep any remaining sand off the brick faces.

Another sand that was very popular for a few years is called polysand or polymeric sand. Polysand has a binding agent (polymer) in it that helps keep it in place and offers resistance to moisture. As a quality control manager for a landscaping company, polysand can be a great product if it is properly installed. If improperly installed, it can leave a haze or film on the pavers. Polysanded bricks must be gently flooded with water to thoroughly hydrate the joints and to rinse the fine powder off of the brick faces. It is very important to remove any hazing before the brick is sealed.

Brick paver sealer or joint stabilizing brick sealer is highly recommended on all brick paver applications. A quality brick sealer will protect the brick from weathering and help retain its color longer. Brick sealer comes in gloss and matte finishes. Joint stabilizing sealer will seal and protect the brick while hardening standard sweep sand between the joints, locking the bricks in place.

What Sherry Argov Doesn’t Know About Getting Him to Propose

Sherry Argov, New York Times bestselling author of “Why Men Marry Bitches,” and “Why Men Love Bitches,” obviously knows a lot about men, or at least her readers like what she has to say enough to make her a bestselling author. While you can certainly read her books and get some answers – do you really want to resort to being a “bitch” to get him to propose? She’s very honest in her book titles and says “Why Men Marry Bitches: A Woman’s Guide to Winning Her Man’s Heart.”

Note the keywords she uses: “A Woman’s Guide.”

Answer this: who is better equipped to tell you how to win YOUR man’s heart – a woman – or a man? While there are definitely women in the world who will show you “how to please your man,” as evidenced by the many raunchy videos on the Internet, getting him to propose is an entirely different manner.

You can believe it or not – when it comes to marriage – a man isn’t ruled by his sexual organs. Sex and marriage aren’t in the same bucket for a man. Yes, sex comes with marriage, but it’s not the reason he gets married. The reasons a man gets married are much more complicated than that and they will vary with the man, but for most, it’s because his “gut feelings” are telling him “she’s the one.”

Getting him to that point won’t work if you’re trying to be a “bitch” or trying to manipulate him. Coercing or cajoling him won’t work either and will end up with him not only resenting you, but pulling away. A man’s gut instincts have long served him. His gut instincts don’t go through his brain for analysis like a woman’s intuition does, they are hard-wired into his entire being. It’s how he’s survived as a “hunter,” and made it through wars throughout the centuries. When his “gut instincts” kick in, he automatically responds, period.

Authors loved by the publishing industry because of high book sales are one thing. But anyone can claim “expert” status, write a book these days and be published on Amazon. Who would you go to get advice on “winning” his heart, expert or not — men with heart or a woman of unknown relationship status?

What does your “women’s intuition” tell you? Follow it for sure. Just like a man and his “gut instincts,” following your women’s intuition will never lead you astray.

Get Killer Six Pack Abs With These Muscle Building Workouts

If you are looking for a killer six pack abs workout without crunches then are you in luck.

Let's face it, no one likes doing crunches and no matter how many you do never seem to improve the mid-section one iota. People seem to be under the misunderstanding that crunches will some how give them ripped abdominal muscles and burn through fat as if it were butter. This of course is not the case and if you are looking for a workout which does not include them, then you are already aware of this fact.

To get killer six pack abs, you need a combination of weight training, high intensity intervals as well as the proper nutrition and only a little bit of abdominal exercises. It is possible to get those sexy abs without even doing a single abdominal routine.

As far as your weight training goes, try some of the following and do not forget to switch them around from time to time. The barbell squats are an obvious choice as well as dead lifts, chin ups, dips, lunges and even barbell presses.

What you do not realize is that your sexy six pack is already there waiting for the world to see them. They are just hiding under layers of fat and through the proper nutrition and plenty of high intensity workouts, you can burn through that layer of fat to reveal the muscles hidden underneath. Of course they may not be all that sexy if they are never used so you might have to work them out a bit just to get them to tighten up; but that still does not mean doing crunches.

If you work on increasing the muscle mass of your lower body through performing squats, those larger muscle groups will be able to burn through that layer of fat much faster then the abdominal muscles would ever be capable of.

Alternate Uses for Jewelry Boxes

The primary use for jewelry boxes is right there in the name: to store and organize your jewelry collection. However, it is possible, in a pinch, to use your jewelry boxes for other purposes. That is, of course, assuming that you have any room to spare in your jewelry boxes for anything other than necklaces, rings and other beautiful trinkets. If you’re a pragmatist who uses whatever is to hand to solve your problems, you might find this advice useful. Jewelry box purists might be horrified, so be warned. These are only ideas. We never said they were good ones.

Extra Hardware: At the best of times, many of us have at least a couple of screws loose, or a nail or a bolt or two. If you’ve got an extra couple of drawers available in your jewelry boxes, you could devote them to storing the extra hardware you accumulate from putting furniture or toys together, or simply the ones you buy because you think you need them and then need a place to put them that will keep them from being on the floor and then being stepped on by your bare foot. Jewelry cases are great for keeping small things like earrings from going all over the place, so they will keep all your nuts and bolts squared away also.

Memory Loss: If you have a digital camera or another data storage device, it likely uses one of those powerful but annoyingly tiny and thin SD cards. They are slim, fragile and possibly your closest equivalent to a family photo album so you need to keep them somewhere safe. Jewelry boxes are perfect for this because, once again, they are perfect for storing small, fragile items. The soft suede or velvet lining in many jewelry cases will keep your memory cards (and by extension, your memories) safe.

Power Source: Batteries, like screws and nails, are other small things that are necessary but sometimes troublesome to store. Some are quite large, like Ds, while others, like those for watches, can be frighteningly small. Jewelry boxes can help out with all of these, keeping them all stored, organized and ready for when they need to be plugged into a device and power it up. The smaller batteries can be stored in rings rolls or the small compartments you will find in jewelry cases while the larger ones can be kept in one of the larger drawers or in some watch compartments, once you take the pillows out. Wait, now what do you do with the pillows?

Well, it looks like there are lots of things that could be kept in jewelry boxes. You could even use them to store office supplies, like paper clips and staples, or hot beverage items such as sugar packets and tea bags. However, it’s probably best to use them the way they were intended to be used, to provide dignified and safe storage to jewelry that is just as beautiful as the boxes themselves. Using jewelry cases to store something other than jewelry just seems wrong, somehow, as though it diminishes the boxes in some way. Better, in this case, to leave things the way they are.

Winners – Are You a Valley Or a Mountain Person? Overcoming the Challenges of Self Employment

"It's not where you start it's where you finish" so the song goes … meaning that you do not need to have the decision to be one – you can acquire the necessary skills along the way.

This weekend I've been looking at my attitude (well I'm always looking at this to tell the truth). Let's face it we could use something to give us a kick in the pants when we start feeling sorry for ourselves. However, sometimes it's worth stepping back to look at the big picture and reflect. So yesterday I gradually stepped off the roundabout for a day to rest and recharge the batteries.

I've started to read a book by Frank Dick, OBE former director of Coaching for British Athletics. He talks about the difference between Valley people and Mountain people . Valley people seek the calm and comfortable ground of shelter, safety and security – their concept of achievement is not losing ', and belong to the' woulda, coulda, shouda 'brigade.

Mountain people however, have decided that valley life is not for them and seek to test ambition on the toughest climbs. They know that there is rich satisfaction in reaching the top and the fight that's needed to get there.

Whilst reading I also learned something very interesting from Miroslav Vanek, former President of the International Federation of Sport Psychologists. He did a comparison study between motivation and talent. What was evident from his study that the most talented athletes did not have the same high level of motivation as the less gifted , who had to learn to deal with defeat. Therefore, those athletes who had not had the chance to develop a resilience to defeat – "a resilience they would need in the senior arena where every athlete, no matter how able, sooner or late faces defeat, because their abilities had never been challenged. These athletes had never stretched themselves ".

He goes on to say that the less talented athletes had been obliged to learn, to adapt, to fight, to bounce back. They had learned to face change.

What I took from this book is that in actuality – it's my own personal attributes – which are critical in overcoming obstacles, regardless of what industry, arena or field I'm in. Without these attributes I would be unable to handle myself in challenging times, deal with change or setbacks. Without it – I would be blaming my circumstances, or feel a victim or powerless in the face of these external influences.

I had to admit to myself – that yes as a kid I was a talented athlete – but as to whether or not I had it within myself to accept defeat was something else. Then I recalled the time I was selected to trial for my County as a sprinter. On the day I did not even get a chance to compete because I slipped and fell flat on my face at the start line. Speechless disappointment followed. Then there was the time I was unable to successfully defend my long jump title because I delivered 3 'no jumps' in a row, and walked away in tears. Then there was the really disappointment of being beaten into 3rd place by .5cm at an important long jump event, and therefore missing out on the All England Championships later that season.

Sure I probably did allow those things to 'hang around' for a few days – before having a meaningful discussion with my Coach and looking for alternatives or 'finding the positives' in the situation – which I ever did.

So … when you translate that into business, think about this. You've got a great product or an amazing service. But that's not enough. Because when you work for yourself – every challenge is usually magnified a 100 times anyway, because at the end of the day – the buck stops with you does not it?

In order to pass the winning post first requires a decision to work on yourself as well. You may only be running a business part-time or have only just started, or you're about to diversity, but consider yourself as a mountain person.

  • Concentrate on what's important . Whatever discomfort or sacrifice or inconvenience you are experiencing NOW may be temporary – but the short term pain will be worth it in the long run
  • Commit to being a professional and aim for excellence. Ask yourself from now on "how can I add value – how can I be even better".
  • G o the extra mile in all areas . What would the best of the best be thinking and doing right now?
  • B elieve in yourself first – work with a trusted adviser, mentor or coach. Plaster your house with slogans that tell you you're amazing. Stay away from the dream stealers and their tiny minds.
  • Be flexible to changing circumstances and be open to new opportunities. Even difficulties have within them potential profitable opportunities
  • Be organized – treat your business and yourself as a professional at all times – even if nobody can needlessly see everything going on in the background – remember you'll know which is just as important

Do Your Hands and Wrists Ache From Work? To Relieve Pain and Revive, Do This Immediately After Work

Our jobs can put stress on our hard-working hands, wrists and forearms. Cooking, specialty construction like tile-setting and carpentry, detailed artisan and craftsmanship, and playing music are all types of work that leave our hands weary and sore.

Pain is a sign that our muscles and joints are overworked. When pain continues or recurs, you may be getting an injury. Our hands and wrists are especially vulnerable to repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.

You may be feeling extreme fatigue. Sometimes your hobbies and other non-work activities also involve hand and wrist movement. If fatigue is ongoing, it can lead to worse problems.

One sign of degeneration (wear and tear) is osteoarthritis. Arthritis is a state of inflammation. The body is reacting to over activity at the joints. Although there are many natural treatments for pain relief, the condition is mostly irreversible, so it should be avoided whenever possible.

We often try to ignore pain. We think our bodies will heal themselves (and they do, sometimes). We can not be bothered with the distraction of pain. And we do not want to think that something worse might be happening, like a chronic injury.

Taking care of our bodies at the first sign of pain is important for immediate relief and long-term health. With our upper extremities (hands, wrists, forearms, upper arms), it is especially important to think of the long-term repercussions of that pain.

There is a simple answer: it's a natural remedy that brings instant and long-term relief!

There is an all-natural method that can be practiced anytime, but it is especially helpful when practiced immediately after work. You can practice it before work and on breaks during your work-day, too.

As soon as you finish work, dunk your hands in a deep bowl of ice-water! This one basic first aid step will relate your pain and inflammation immediately, and it will help prevent long-lasting injuries, too.

Home Construction Tips

Well it is said that change is the only constant in life and the needs of your family change from time to time. You may need to get some remodeling done to your house to suit the changing needs of your family. You could call in remodeling construction companies or build your own home. Please plan before before the look you want for your house.

Check on luxury as well as contemporary home plans. If you are in the city area, a contemporary plan will go more with your life style. You live a modern life style, are always on the move and you need a plan that suits your personality. If you live in the suburbs have a generous income, a large or a small family, you could opt for a luxury home plan.

If one is planning on a luxury home and has the layout of a luxury plan, remember while all homes are meant to be comfortable, a luxury home goes above and beyond this. If you live in a crowded city a luxury home plan could mean a home plan that is classy though a bit confined and of course it will be in an exclusive neighborhood. If the house is located in the suburbs, or in open areas than it could use a sizable amount of area in terms of square footage and it could have sprawling lawns and lush green vegetation surrounding the house.

Perfectly functional kitchens or large gourmet kitchens either could be included in your luxury home plan or even in your contemporary home plan you could have a perfectly functional kitchen that doubles up as recreational space. Luxurious bathrooms and bedrooms are all included in a luxury home plan. So if you want to build your own home or want to hire remodeling construction companies choose the appropriate luxury home plan.

Homes that encourage a healthy lifestyle are on the rise, luxury home owners often try to incorporate the comforts of a resort or a spa in their homes. Master bathrooms can often become a place of tranquil retreat with a Jacuzzi fitted in. Luxury homes in climates that are mild often have outdoor kitchens, and an entertainment and fitness area. A well designed outdoor space often enhances the quality of living of the inmates of the house.

Modern families are seeking for greater flexibility, especially those who live in cities; a contemporary home plan that meets the needs of the space challenged city homes is an essential requirement of such families. Such homes need a plan that can make maximum use of space like a den that can double up as a guest room.

Another feature of modern homes is incorporating the green elements. Eco-friendly building materials are being increasingly used and appreciated. Even high end energy appliances are a regular part of a luxury home plan. Finally remember whatever the look you plan for your home and whether it is a luxury or a contemporary home plan, make sure you hire a remodeling construction company that has a proved track record. Check their credentials and read their references.