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Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

3 Ways That Using Microsoft Office Can Keep Your Small Business Organized

For small and medium-sized companies, a good brand recognition and positive customer feedback are just some of the keys to a successful and long-lasting business. Besides having an effective marketing campaign, establishing a well-managed and organized system can lead to increased productivity in any type of business.

One fundamental and effective way to increase the efficiency of small-scale businesses is to set up a computer platform that will help you organize almost any type of information related to your business. Microsoft Office delivers more than what any other existing platforms can offer. It is easy to use and is equipped with the appropriate tools to help you organize your business. Get your own Microsoft Office for Home and Business and discover the top three ways that using this software can keep your small business organized.

1. Organize your business using Outlook Microsoft Outlook is best known for its high functionality in organizing e-mails and contact lists. It is built on a secure platform with easy to understand functions and user-friendly interface. The familiar setup greatly helps in reducing the amount of training time required for employers to learn the basics of the application.

Aside from the address book and e-mail messages, you may also schedule meetings, delegate and set deadlines for each task, and send regular reports to monitor the progress of every employee. Microsoft Outlook is also integrated with different mobile devices and computer applications including Skype and SharePoint.

2. Organize your documents using OneNote OneNote is a highly functional tool that lets you organize your files like never before. OneNote is specially tailored for small businesses to help employees exchange information, disseminate messages, and schedule tasks and reminders.

OneNote is also integrated with several Windows applications including MS Outlook, Skype for Business, and Internet Explorer, to help you organize the files from another platform in just an instant. The Send to OneNote feature is a handy tool that lets you keep important files from external applications and organize them easily.

OneNote also allows you to organize your notes in different categories and personalize your notepad. Its efficient search tool also helps in finding keywords even from images with text written using the stylus pen.

3. Organize all your electronic files using OneDrive OneDrive is a file hosting application that saw a bunch of major updates in the past few years. The well-received application can be upgraded to a business package to activate 1 terabyte cloud storage space among other exciting advanced features. OneDrive for Business lets you store, share, and synchronize your files from any device anytime you want. OneDrive lets you collaborate and work at the same time together to increase the productivity of your team. Employees may also be assigned with their own storage allocations in the cloud where they can store and manage important files.

Having a dynamic working environment is a key to increasing the overall productivity of a business. Avoid waiting times, make the most out of the secure working platforms, and improve team collaboration using Microsoft Office for Business.
 

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Hi all. I've been having issues with my domain and it saying my DNS Server is down. I've contacted my domain host, and am awaiting a response. But if you can see this, please comment!

Also, IF I started a new blog with the same social media sites as I currently have, would you follow the new blog as well?

Just keeping my options open as I don't want to lose my blog, but with these site issues, ugh! Thanks!
 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Good Book

The Good Book offers a user-friendly guide to the Bible's biggest ideas. A chapter from the Bible accompanies each chapter of the book, which helps readers understand the context and content of the Scripture passages in a way that can open the whole Bible. Designed as a forty-day journey through forty key chapters of the Bible, The Good Book will appeal to those who already love and read the Bible regularly as well as to those who are just beginning their Christian journey.

The Good Book:
-is a great evangelism tool for explaining the major themes of Scripture to those who want to know more about God, Jesus, and the core beliefs of Christianity;
-gives new believers an overview of the Bible and lays a framework to help them understand Scripture passages;
-helps longtime Christians rediscover the basic themes of Scripture and experience these truths in a new way;
and -encourages Scriptural literacy as it pushes readers to read both one chapter of the book and one chapter of the Bible each day for forty days.

The Good Book is great for individuals, and it can also be used by small groups in an eight-week church-wide program or a forty-week journey that focuses on one Bible chapter each week. The Good Book will help people understand and live by the transformative truths of the Bible.

About The Author:
Deron Spoo is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Over the past 16 years, Spoo has guided the church as it transitions from being simply a downtown church to a regional church committed to urban ministry. Church members describe him as "down to earth" and "authentic." His television devotionals, "First Things First," reach 100,000 people each week. Spoo is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Paula, have three children.

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

**ADULT Content** MysteryVibe

MysteryVibe has created Crescendo, the world's first flexible smart vibrator - built by the world’s leading designers and technology innovators.

Why this vibrator delivers an incredible pleasure experience? - It’s for self-discovery: Crescendo is body adapting so you can bend and shape it to suit your mood, body, and desire. It’s wireless, completely waterproof, and packed with 6 independent motors that allow you to play with countless custom vibration patterns.

The app lets you easily control Crescendo’s vibrations to suit your desires. Use it with a partner for double the fun!

Check it all out at MysteryVibe on Facebook, as well as MysteryVibe on Twitter.


Friday, May 12, 2017

Baby Oasis Sound Machine

Sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs bite with the Baby Oasis Sound Machine. The patent-pending, eight hour long uninterrupted tracks of soothing sounds are the perfect lullaby to guide your tiny tot to sleep. Do you want a bedside device that you can place in baby’s room? Try out Baby Oasis Sound Machine – including sleep sounds like White Noise, Prenatal, Lullaby, Dolphins, Car Ride, and Heartbeat. Proven to help babies and children of all ages, these authentic recordings will provide your family with a superior sound environment for sleep

Sound Oasis advances sound therapy for babies and young children to a new level with the BabyOasis Bluetooth Sound Machine. Exhibiting doctor-developed sounds, a great collection of white noise sounds, authentic sounds of nature and soothing baby music, BabyOasis provides a superior sleep experience for children of all ages. The BabyOasis BST-100B is the best white noise machine on the market, and comes with an SD card pre-loaded with 12 sounds to help create the ideal, peaceful sleep environment for your baby. 

How a Sound Machine Can Help Your Baby Sleep
A baby sound machine, especially one offering white noise, soothing music, and nature sounds, is essential to your baby getting a good night’s sleep. Here’s why: Babies are often stressed after being born. A mother’s womb is a very loud environment, and the silence outside the womb can very uncomfortable for the baby. In addition to this, the unfamiliar new sounds of the outside world may be disruptive to their sleep. White noise and the great assortment of sounds simulate the sound of the womb and can create a safe space to sleep, as they help block out other sounds and stimulations that may be causing babies distress. A white noise machine, especially one with 12 different sound selections, can put your baby to sleep and keep them asleep all night long.

I gave this to my friend who is newly expecting, and she also has a toddler. She loved it and said it was amazing for her toddler, and she can't wait to try with a newborn!

Check it all out at Sound Oasis on Facebook, as well as Sound Oasis on Twitter.
 

New Kohl's Cares Merchandise Collection Features Little Golden Books

Kohl’s invites the next generation of readers to discover the magic of the iconic Little Golden Books, as part of the new Kohl’s Cares collection. Marked with the historic gold-foil spine, each keepsake book brings storytelling to life with every turn of the page, creating lasting memories families will cherish for years to come. Books and plush toys are priced at $5 each, with 100% of net profit benefiting children’s initiatives nationwide.

Books and toys featured in the Kohl’s Cares summer collection include:
3 in 1 Books and Coordinating Plush
Adults and children alike will delight in the enchanting storylines and colorful illustrations in four separate editions of the 3 in 1 Little Golden Books Classic Collection. Each high-quality, hardcover book features not one, but three separate stories bringing together some of Golden Books most beloved stories and new tales that are sure to be a favorite on every child’s bookshelf.

3 in 1 book collection featuring The Poky Little Puppy with puppy plush
3 in 1 book collection featuring The Shy Little Kitten with kitten plush
3 in 1 book collection featuring Tawny Scrawny Lion with lion plush
3 in 1 book collection featuring The Saggy Baggy Elephant and Scuffy the Tugboat with elephant and tugboat plush

The Classic Fairy Tales Collection
Happily-ever-afters abound with The Classic Fairy Tales Collection. Little imaginations will thrive with tales including The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, and The Gingerbread Man.

Everything I Need to Know I learned from a Little Golden Book
For 75 years, Little Golden Books have been distilling life lessons for young minds. Everything I Need to Know I learned from a Little Golden Book curates these real-life solutions in a humorous way that is sure to spark memories and bring a smile to every adult’s face.

The Kohl’s Cares collection is available at all Kohl’s stores and on Kohls.com now through early July. To date, Kohl's has raised more than $317 million through the Kohl’s Cares merchandise program. To reinforce the company’s commitment to children and families, and with your help, Kohl’s has provided financial support to hospitals across the country. The donations fund hospital outreach programs focused on children’s health initiatives and address the specific issues needed most in each hospital’s community.
 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Best Smartphones of 2017

Each year, smartphones get faster, slimmer, cooler — just better all around. But which phone puts an emphasis on your priorities? Smartphones are all about customization and individuality. Curious which smartphone is right for you in 2017? Here's a look:

Newest and Coolest

For those who want the newest and coolest phone on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus are the new batters in the lineup of premium smartphones. These phones are the most state of the art right now. The S8 is equipped with a 5.8-inch screen, and it's big brother, the S8 plus has a 6.2-inch screen for those who prefer more real estate for photography or gaming. Both are dual-curved QHD Super AMOLED technology, nicknamed Infinity Display. The Samsung Galaxy S8 plus also has the best camera in a phone of its size with a 12MP rear-facing camera and an 8MP front-facing camera. More impressive, however, is the facial recognition this phone uses to unlock your screen and the Bixby Vision which is a smart interface and integrated voice command service much like Siri or Cortana.

Ergonomics and Usability

For those who want a seamless experience between ergonomic design and functionality, the Google Pixel is the phone for you. This phone's camera is also a sure shooter in what other phones would consider dim light; and, as Google is the developer of the Android OS, Android Nougat 7.0, this phone's hardware specifications are designed with a seamless user experience in mind. While this phone hit shelves late in 2016, it remains one of the better phones on the market, so much so that CNET amended their review to include the capability with the new Google Daydream VR, which is great for those who are on the cutting-edge of technology.

Crown Takers

If you're not much of an Android person, then it likely means you'd prefer an iPhone. This list wouldn't be complete without the iPhone 7. While it was released late last year, it's still one of the world's best smartphones and if you're more comfortable with iOS than its competitors, then this is likely the phone for you. While the iPhone 7 comes with a 12MP camera capable of shooting 4K video, time lapses and slow-mo and is faster than any iPhone before it, most users will opt for this version of the iPhone for its familiarity and user experience.

Surprise Appearance

One of the biggest surprises in the smartphone line-up has been the Huawei P10. For a slightly lower price point than competitors, the P10 boasts some of the best camera technology of any phone on the market, partnering with Leica to please a market of phone users who put photography first, and with the dual-sensory camera, it truly delivers. This phone also has a micro SD slot for expandable memory, which you'll need to accommodate all those photos. While the P10 is rather small, Huawei also offers a Plus option. This phone has a top tier camera, but it doesn't win any prizes for slimness or battery life.

Friday, May 5, 2017

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5 Ways To Help Increase Focus

These days there are so many competing priorities that one must accomplish at any given moment that it is very hard to focus on one task at a time. Focusing on goals and things that need accomplished can make all the difference in the efficiency and quality of your work. The good thing is that you have taken a few moments out of your busy day to read about ways in which you can work on increasing your ability to focus in the future. Because you are investing in improving, chances are that you will be successful in your endeavors. This article will discuss several ways in which you can work on increasing your focus.

1. Mindfulness. By taking time out of your day to meditate for a few moments, you will train yourself to be more present and mindful of the moment you are living right this second. Studies have shown that by slowing down and meditating for 5 minutes a day, you will feel more at peace with the stress and abundance of tasks that are plaguing you at any given moment. You will begin to see that by being more mindful of the moment and allowing yourself time to focus on your breathe, that you will become more centered and find that you are able to focus on tasks in a more efficient manner.

2. Exercise. The world is so busy and people are constantly running from school to work to home and doing a million things in between. Often times it is common to hear people say that they have no time to workout or include fitness into their daily routine. By giving yourself even 30 minutes a day to workout, you will be able to clear your mind and release stress in a healthy way. Not to mention, exercising releases serotonin into your brain which makes you feel happier.

3. Supplements. Many rely on taking vitamins and supplements to help them with their ability to focus. Lately, people have been raving about the positive effects of maeng da kratom capsules and how they help with energy, focus, and overall positivity.

4. Nutrition. Eating a well-balanced diet can help you in many ways. When one consumes fast food or foods that are high in preservatives, sugars, and saturated fats, they are bound to feel sluggish. Many do not realize that by eating a healthy diet that is rich in fiber, vegetables, fruits, and lean meat, that your body and brain are able to function better. A healthy diet can also increase your focus by enriching your body with proper nutrients and vitamins that it needs to flourish.

5. Sleep. Getting a good night's sleep is imperative to being able to focus the next day. Sleep deprivation is very dangerous for your health as it causes your body to lack functionality and focus. Sleeping at least 8 hours a day can increase your overall outlook on life, make you feel happier, and provide your body the time to rest and recharge so that it can perform to the best of its ability. Getting ample sleep will also pay off in dividends with your ability to concentrate and focus on getting tasks completed in a timely manner.
 

Happy Cinco de Mayo 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

ChapStick I Love Summer Collection

Does the summer season feel like it’s simply too far away? Are you craving the summer now? The new ChapStick I Love Summer Collection is sure to deliver the excitement of summer to your lips year-round.
ChapStick, America’s favorite lip balm, is thrilled to launch their latest line – the I Love Summer collection, a must-have accessory for the summer! The limited-edition collection features three exciting options reminiscent of the quintessential flavors of summer: Peaches & Cream, Pink Lemonade, and Sweet Watermelon. These fresh flavors will give lips a memorable summer experience, all while leaving them smooth and moisturized.

Check it all out at ChapStick on Facebook, as well as ChapStick on Twitter.
 

Limited Edition Softsoap Summer

To help usher in the longer and sunnier days ahead, Softsoap has released two new Limited Edition variants that are sure to boost your mood and awaken your senses. The aroma of fresh May Blossoms in the Blushing Bouquet variant will turn your shower into a floral paradise.
While the balance of fruity and floral scents in the Eternal Bloom variant will leave your skin and senses refreshed and revitalized.
The best part is, both scents have moisture rich formulas that keep your skin hydrated, smooth, and radiant.

Currently available in two variants: Blushing Bouquet and Eternal Bloom - Available now until September 2017 for a limited time at Walmart.
 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Fiber Element Sheets

Founded in 2012, Fiber Element provides the ultimate in luxury, affordability, and eco-friendly. The bamboo sheets are made of 100% bamboo viscose, and are softer than 1,000-thread count cotton sheets.
They sell their bamboo sheets at a reasonable price because they believe that everyone should be able to experience the softness and comfort of bamboo. Bamboo is a highly renewable resource for a variety of reasons. When you choose bamboo, you choose to help the world, by conserving water, soil, and more.
These sheets are so comfortable and cozy. I never want to get out of bed again! Check it all out at Fiber Element on Facebook, as well as Fiber Element on Twitter.