Saturday, June 30, 2007

Did You Know About Ratatouille?

Did you know about Ratatouille?

We took the family to see this movie today. It is a good, light hearted, family movie. It is a fun look at a rat who becomes a chef. I did get freaked out in a couple of places. Even if they are computer antimated "cute" rats, there were still a couple of places where I got the "willies".

Overall, a nice show for the whole family.

Did You Know PayPerPost is One Year Old?

Did you know PayPerPost is one year old ?

The folks who pay you to write blog ads are celebrating their first birthday! It is easy to get paid for what you already do--blogging! If you want to learn about PayPerPost and help to celebrate when their next birthday comes around, check out their website at

Friday, June 29, 2007

Did You Know You Can Compare Maytag Dishwashers Online?

Did You Know You Can Compare Maytag Dishwashers Online?

Two years ago, we replaced a few of our appliances, due to some remodeling brought about by water damage. One of our purchases was a Maytag Dishwasher. Like many people these days, we wanted to do some product research before heading out to buy. It is so easy to search for products on line rather than driving all over town comparing products and prices. Now, Krillion makes this even easier.

Krillion is unique in that you can search local retailers before purchasing large items like appliances. Krillion gathers the specific local information as well as specific product information. You can now spend your time quietly searching for what will meet your needs without pushy or incompetent sales people. Then when you are ready, you can go to the specific retailer in your area, ready to make the purchase.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

Did you know about Tips and Tricks for World of Warcraft ?

Did you know about Tips and Tricks for World of Warcraft ?

This is the blog to go to for those who are into video games. This blog is filled with tips and tricks (!) for those who are working their way through particular video games. I know my kids have found sites like these useful for certain video games they have played.

If you are looking for tips and tricks for World of Warcraft, this is the blog you need to visit!

Did You Know About The Historian?

Did you know about The Historian?

I just started reading this novel today. So far it is a rather compelling book that has really drawn me in. I think it is going to be a bit scary, yet a suspenseful page turner. I am anxious to get back to my reading.

The story is based on the history of Vlad the Impaler, who is the original "Dracula". It is set in modern times. I think this will be a book many folks would love to read.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Did You Know About Assist Network Community Mashup?

Did you know about Assist Network ?

If you are looking for a great way to draw traffic to your website or social page, this is the way to go! It is fast, it is easy and it is FREE!

We all want to increase the traffic to our pages, and community mashup makes it easy. You can search by state, city or zip code. You can add your links for free to the registry and you can search the data base for free! Simply log in and you can add the link to your webpage, blog, or myspace for free.

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Did You Know How Niagra Falls Originated?

Did you know how Niagra Falls originated ?

Sometimes some of the best explanations need no words. If you would like to see how Niagra Falls originated, just follow the link to myinterestingfiles. Here you will see some really great photos of Niagra Falls in the making. A short, sweet, painless history lesson.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Did You Know How Fiber Optics Work?

Did you know how fiber optics work?

My brother in law works in this field. I remember my son asking me about this a few years ago. I had no answer for him, but refered him to my brother in law. Fiber optics can be a fascinating topic, as it is still considered a relatively new field. If you have ever wonder just how all this works together, then Fiber Optics 101 is the site for you. You can learn all you want to know from this great blog site full of fiber optics info. Best of all, he explains it in everyday terms.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Did You Know About Investing In Silver and Gold Bullion?

Did you know about investing in silver and gold bullion?

Gold and silver have long been changing mankind’s lives. Since ancient days, man has exhibited a fondness for these precious metals and the power they have to change lives. Now, more than ever, may be one of the best times to find out about investing in silver or gold bullion .

Silver and gold provide a unique investment or gift opportunity. Silver, gold, other precious metals are available for delivery. These are available in either coin or ingot form. The world demand for silver today exceeds production. Gold can help to diversify investments. Above ground stockpiles of silver are low and the U.S. government is now a silver buyer. You can get one ounce coins or fractional sized coins. Silver and gold are one of the best investment opportunities going today.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

Did You Know Passport Rules Have Been Postponed?

Did you know passport rules have been postponed?

Many, many travelers have had to re-arrange or cancel trips due to the back log created by the new mandatory passport laws. Because of this backlog, the rules have been postponed for citizens re-entering from Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean. Citizens will be granted entry with a birth certificate and a driver's license. The required passports will go into effect next year, but officials are hoping this postponement will help ease some of the backlog.

Did You Know About the Hyrax?

Did you know the Hyrax?

I think I have heard of this before, but never seen one before. It is a small animal that lives in Africa. It can climb trees. There are guide hairs on its back to help it feel how much space it has when crawling among the rocks. Although it looks like a rodent, its closest relatives are the elephant and the manatee! (I've got to look up that connection!) Not so clear on the relation, but the hyrax forms an outgroup, with the manatee being the closes relation. The hyrax are down to four different species still recognized today.

Did You Know About Online Adult Education?

Did you know about online adult education ?

Online education seems to be the wave of the future. It meets the needs of students, particularly working adults. Online courses can be accessed at the students convenience and may provide a more affordable alternative than traditional classes.

If you are interested in continuing your education, on line courses may be the way to go. Places like Capella University are offering graduate and undergraduate specializations as well as cerificate programs. They serve over 17,000 students from all fifty states and over fifty countries throughout the world. This accredited online university is meeting the needs of adult students who wish to better their education.

This blog post was is based on information provided by Blogitive. For more information, please visit

Did You Know The Difference Between a Paint and a Pinto Horse?

Did you know the difference between a paint and a pinto horse?

Me either. I always thought they were the same. But obviously, there is some difference. I have heard some folks try to explain it, and decided to look it up on the Net anyway! I am still a little unsure of what all the difference is. Here is the best definition I came across:

"Pinto isn't a breed, but there are registries for horses of this color. Like the Palomino Horse Breeders Association, which registers palomino-colored horses of different breeds, pinto registries accept various pinto-colored horses. These are not breed registries, but color registries. The Pinto Horse Association of America (PtHA) accepts a wide range of horse and pony breeds for registration, as long as the horses meet color requirements.

Paint horses, just like Arabians and Quarter Horses, are a unique breed of horse. Registered Paints are part of the American Paint Horse Association. One characteristic of many Paint horses are their pinto coloration, however the registry is based on bloodlines, not just color. Horses of Paint blood may be registered even if they have little or no white. Such horses are called "breeding stock" Paints.
Quarter Horses or Thoroughbreds that are born with pinto markings are also allowed in the registry. When you think of a Paint horse, however, you're usually thinking of one that's pinto colored."

This is taken from The Ultimate Horse Site . For a more detailed explantion, follow the link to their page.

Did You Know About Mig's New Writing Opportunity/Contest?

Did you know about Mig's new writing opportunity/contest?

She is looking for writer's to join her new week long contest . She is looking for a couple of bloggers and one web content writer. She gives all the information you need to write for these opportunities. The blogging is a long term opportunity. If you are interested, check out her contest!

Did You Know Terry's Fabrics Offers Bedding?

Did you know Terry's Fabrics offers bedding?

Bedding is one of those things that must be fashionable and comfortable. It must be a style that suits us. To be able to ensure the best night's sleep possible, the bedding we choose must invoke a calming atmosphere.

Now, Terry's Fabrics is offering bedding. You can choose from printed duvet covers, embroidered duvet covers or quilted bedspreads. These all come in a full range of sizes and are offered at competitive prices.

If you are looking to improve your bedding, stop by Terry's.

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Did You Know About My Daughter the Queen?

Did you know about my daughter the queen?

My daughter is invloved with a local community college theater department. This summer she is performing in The Spell of Sleeping Beauty. She was cast in a small role as the "false princess" (I think due to her resemblance of the actress playing Sleeping Beauty). The girl cast in a larger role of the queen was unable to be in the cast, so my daughter was "promoted" to the role of queen.

The show opened this week. My daughter is doing a really great job in her role. This is her biggest part yet, with the most lines. She is doing really well! (And looks so pretty, too!)

Did You Know What I Love About The Thrift Store?

Did you know what I love about the thrift store?

I love a bargain, so one of my favorite places to shop is the thrift store. I was looking for some particular books and decided while I was in the area, I'd stop by a thrift store which often has a good selection of books. Today was customer appreciation day, so I sure timed it right! By the time I left with a sack full of books, I'd purchased 13 different books for $7.99!

Did You Know About Celebrity Gossip?

Did you know about the latest celebrity gossip?

Now at this website you can keep up with all the latest gossip on your favorite celebs! You can create a free account. You can search through a listing to find info on a particular celeb. You can get the latest news, the hottest news, and find links to all the stories. You can catch up on all the juiciest tidbits of info and leave your own comments as well. When I went to check out this great website, I started reading all the latest news and forgot I was there to do research on the new website! You can find out all you need to know about your favorite celebrities!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Did You Know About North Cascades Environmental Learning Center?

Did you know about North Cascades Environmental Learning Center?

Here is something for the whole family. It is the family camp experience with all the fun. Hiking, canoeing, exploring. See pristine mountain streams, meadows filled with wildflowers, forests, learn about Native American history.

The campus is located three hours northwest of Seattle on the north shore of Diablo Lake. Here you can view the beauty of the North Cascades mountains. Spend time learning together in the multimedia classrooms, the research library and the aquatic and terrestrial laboratories. Also experience the amphitheater, the outdoor learning shelters and trails.

The dining area features kid friendly menus along with a recycling and composting center. Family getaways are available for $195 per adult and $95 per child.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Did You Know About RedHead Rants?

Did you know about RedHead Rants?

My blogging cyber-friend Sapheyerblu has branched out. She has found a new niche for her blogging self at RedHead Rants . This is the place where she can let down her red hair and be herself. Although this blog is still new, I really like the direction she is going with it. It is fun and full of real life. She has been writing most of her life and this is going to be the creative outlet for her. Stop in and check out this fun-loving blog about life, motherhood, marriage, and anything else she feels so inclined to rant,er, blog about.

Did You Know You Might Have to Pay to Have It Your Way?

Did you know you might have to pay to "have it your way"?

When I was a kid, I remember Burger King had the advertising slogan "Have It Your Way". As an adult consumer, I now realize just how important that is. Recently, I have noticed that I sometimes have to pay small fees to "have it my way". Many of these fees seem so senseless to me. For example, last night, I ordered a thin crust pizza from a local pizzaria (not a chain.) I got charged .25 for thin crust. Huh? I got charged for less crust?? A couple months ago, I took my son to an out of town basketball tournament. After one of the games, he wanted a milk shake. We stopped at Sonic and he ordered a chocolate milk shake. We were charged .25 for chocolate! It is a chocolate milkshake for crying out loud!

I am sure there are countless other examples. Many times I do not even notice these small fees. But I am going to start being on the look out now!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Did You Know About Orlando Vacation Villa Rentals?

Did you know about Orlando Vacation Villa Rentals?

We have not been to Orlando since 2002. Our kids are ready and asking to go back. We are hoping to make a family trip sometime next year. I hear that Orlando and its theme parks have changed over the last five years. With all the competition within the amusement parks, there is always some new ride or attraction to catch.

Our last trip, we stayed in a hotel. Since our kids are bigger now, we may look at Orlando vacation villa rentals for a place to stay. Bigger kids need a bigger place to stay. I would love a spacious home away from home. And a pool in the backyard means we don’t have to share the pool with others.

I like the convenience of checking dates and availability online. I might even find a package deal. The rates are competitive with standard hotels. We would be able to rent the size home that will best suit our needs.

I love being able to get up to the minute news on all things Orlando. I can even browse articles and information to help us come up with the best vacation plan.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

Did You Know Sunday is Father's Day?

Did you know Sunday is Father's Day?

That still leaves you with enough time to get a card, or make a phone call, or make dinner plans. Maybe you could take dad to church, or to a movie or ballgame. Take time to think of something. Don't forget your dad this Sunday.

Did You Know About Nancy Drew?

Did you know about Nancy Drew?

My daughter and her friend have been waiting for the new Nancy Drew movie to come out. Today was the big day! We went to see an afternoon matinee. The show was pretty good, the lead character was a breath of fresh air amid the Los Angeles teen crowd. The movie was a little more "scary" than I thought it would be, but I think it was just right for a few tween/teen girls to enjoy together. (Personally, I think the curse words really detracted from the movie.)

Did You Know You Could Buy Your Next Used Car Online?

Did you know you could buy your next Used Car online?

A new online car buying website is finding its Google ratings are going through the roof. They have only been operational since August of 2006, but they are such a hit with customers, both sellers and buyers.

Buy Your Car is utilizing a fresh new approach to buying your car online. Instead of just listing your car with it’s picture and price, you can take advantage of the full information provided to make sure this is the car for you.

Each dealer who lists a car with Buy Your Car will get standard listings and individual listings. Dedicated pages list cars by make and price. You can search for used cars in the UK as well as private sales.

Buy Your Car feels they are offering the car buyer a better option than other online car sellers. One such service is the ability to see the distance the desired car is from you. Instead of driving say 100 miles to see one car, you can search for other cars that may be in your interest and price range. Then you will be able to view all the cars in that area to make a better decision on which car is right for you.

Also provided on this website are articles to help you make the best decision when buying a used car. You can learn what questions you need to ask the seller, how to inspect a used car, find advice on avoided a scam, and much more.

Thank you for reading this sponsered post.

Did You Know How to Store Items To Save Space?

Did you know how to store items to save space?

It seems as if we all need to save some space in our homes. But often, we have the need to store items that may take up too much space. If you have seen the "space bags" then you will love this home remedy from Haley's Hints. You can make your own "space bags" using a trash bag and your vaccum cleaner.

Simply put your airy, fluffy items into the trash bag. Slip your vaccum hose in between items. Pull trash bag securely around hose and turn it on. The vaccum will suck up the excess air in the items, flattening them to only inches. Use a rubber band to close the trash bag. Later, when you are ready to use the item, simply open the bag and the items will fluff back up in seconds.

This works great with things like pillows, clothes, stuffed animals, anything "fluffy".

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Did You Know About Horses for Kids at Risk?

Did you know about Horses for Kids At Risk?

Last week, we heard about a new program in our area involving horses and kids at risk.

This is a brand new idea from a couple of homeschooling moms. It is really just now getting off the ground. One of the lady's has a "farm", for lack of a better word, with all kinds of animals-horses, cow, chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats. She is starting a non-profit program where "kids at risk" can come out and experience life on a farm. They help with chores, which are listed on a daily calendar. After the chores are all done, they can saddle and tack the horses and ride.

The two moms are there to help and they are also implementing a mentor program. This is where teens will work toward being the ones who help teach the kids to ride. Right now, they are taking any kid, whether considered "at risk" or not (they feel like all kids are "at risk" in different ways.) There is no charge for the program. The kids love it, from doing chores to riding and caring for their assigned horse.

This program sounds like it will be a really good thing for those kids who are involved. One "at risk" child has already made a lot of progress in her relationship with one of the mothers who started the program. I think it will be so good, for both the kids "at risk" and those not classified this way. They will learn to help each other and contribute to keeping the place running smoothly. It takes all of them working together. In the future, this will be a real boost to our society, as it will help both sets of children to function as contributing adults.

Horses for Kids at Risk

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Did You Know The Average Child Will Lose One Month of Learning Over the Summer?

Did you know the average child will lose one month of learning over the summer?

As a homeschooling mother, this has been a concern of mine for the last four years or so. When my kids were small, I didn't mind taking a summer break from school work. It allowed them to have time to play with their friends who went to public school. As my kids got older and moved toward the junior high years, I could see a learning deficit develop over the summer months. When my son got to jr. high, I really hated to take a summer break, because it meant too much time reviewing math come fall. But at this point, he was involved in youth group, which provided many activities during the summer months. I've really been torn by how to help prevent this "loss of learning" over the summer.

One answer is Summer Camps provided by places like Score Educational Center. They provide learning camps which will help to keep the children on track with their learning. This could be especially important for Texas school children this year, as they will have almost one extra month of summer vacation.

Thank you for reading this sponsered post.

Did You Know About Screen Clean Wet Wipes?

Did you know about screen clean wet wipes?

I was at the dollar store last week and came upon a container of "screen clean wet wipes". It was just what I was needing, and didn't know it! My computer monitor had been so dirty and I tried dusting it. But it was still dirty. When I found these wet wipes, it was the solution. They are like other handy wipes, but made for screens, monitors, CDs, and other eletronic products. They are non-abrasive and safe for your sensitive electronics.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Did You Know About Mig's Dreamcatcher Photos?

Did you know about Mig's dreamcatcher photos ?

This lady has a very unique talent. She wrote a post about how she can take a photo and unleash your dreams through the photo. I loved what she had done with the few photos I'd seen, so I took the chance to send her a photo of myself (after commenting on her post and making sure it was ok first) to see what she could come up with. Here you can see the beautiful creation which she made from my photo. Thanks Mig!

Mig's dreamcatcher photos

Did You Know About PayPerPost's $7 Million Second Round Investment?

Did you know about PayPerPost's $7 Million Second Round Investment?

PayPerPost came on the scene in June of 2006 providing a place for bloggers and advertisers to meet up for mutual benefit. PayPerPost provides a place for advertisers to provide opportunities for bloggers to make money using their blog space to write reviews and ads, providing world wide exposure for the advertisers. Advertisers then pay the bloggers, via PayPerPost and PayPal, who are happy to use their blogs to make a few dollars.

PayPerPost now leads the industry in this exciting new field to advertise on blogs. They provide so many opportunities to so many advertisers and bloggers. They have recently made it even easier for bloggers and advertisers to come together with their PayPerPost Direct feature. This allows the advertisers to contact the bloggers they want for advertising space directly.

PayPerPost is thrilled with this second round of investing capital. This most recent investment now brings PPP’s total capital raised to over $10 million. They intend to use it to build the infrastructure, visibility, and expertise needed to continue leading the industry. As the leader in the paid content business, PayPerPost has laid a strong foundation for their future and the future of paid content writing.

You can find all the details from this press release:

The PayPerPost Revolution Accelerates, Sponsored
Blogging Marketplace Secures $7 Million Series B

Draper Fisher Jurvetson leads round and joins Board of Directors

ORLANDO, FL – (June 12, 2007) – PayPerPost, the leading marketplace for advertisers to reach bloggers and other consumer content creators, today announced it has completed a $7 million second round investment led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, an investor in the company's Series A and one of the world’s leading high-technology venture capital firms. The financing brings the total amount of capital raised by PayPerPost to over $10 million, giving the company considerable resources for further development as the industry’s leading Consumer Generated Advertising marketplace. Additional participants in the round include existing investors Inflexion Partners and Village Ventures as well as new investor DFJ Gotham. With this investment, DFJ Managing Director Josh Stein also joins PayPerPost’s Board of Directors.

“PayPerPost created this exciting new advertising space and has established itself as the industry leader,” said Ted Murphy, chief executive officer of PayPerPost. “Although we’ve only used a portion of our first round capital, this added support from investors unlocks significant growth potential. Our content creator and advertiser ROI metrics clearly demonstrate the upside for PayPerPost’s model. We intend to use this capital to build the infrastructure, visibility and professional expertise necessary to reach and retain a greater network of advertisers and content creators than ever before.”

Since its founding in June of 2006, PayPerPost has signed more than 6,500 advertisers to its groundbreaking service, which has enabled Consumer Content Creators to be compensated for their efforts discussing specific companies, products or services via blogs, videos or other media. The content creators are required to disclose relationships with advertisers on their blog, providing transparency for the end reader. Over 125,000 Internet postings, most in the form of blogs, have already earned money for their creators through PayPerPost’s innovative marketplace. PayPerPost recently released PayPerPost Direct, a disruptive new service that allows advertisers to contract and negotiate directly with individual bloggers they identify through a safe, managed system.

“PayPerPost has laid a strong foundation for the future,” noted Tim Draper, founder and managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. “It continues to attract a critical mass of participants from both the advertising and blogging communities. Analogous to Overture’s sponsored search model, we believe PayPerPost’s business model holds disruptive potential and will enable the company to thrive in the evolving paid-content arena.”

To mark the $7 million dollar funding, PayPerPost has launched a new website detailing the company’s service offering at Bloggers and advertisers can easily sign up at the site and begin leveraging the self service marketplace.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Did You Know A Great Homemade Carpet Cleaner?

Did you know a great homemade carpet cleaner?

This is another great tip from Haley's Hints. I love this because it is made from household articles and will save money. Combine 1/2 t ammonia, 3T dish soap, 1 t white vinegar and 3/4 C water. Beat until frothy or pour into a foaming bottle. Using only the foam and not the liquid, apply the foam to the carpet. Use a sponge to scrub away the dirt and grime.

Did You Know How to Keep Throw Rug Corners from Curling?

Did you know how to keep throw rug corners from curling?

Yet another spectacular hint from Haley's Hints. Using adhesive floor tiles, trip off the corners. Peel off the plastic backing. Apply one of the cut tiles to each corner of the throw rug. It will uncurl the corner of the rug and keep it securely in place.

Did You Know You Could Find a Mail Order Russian Bride?

Did you know you could find a mail order Russian bride?

I did not know there were men out there today looking for mail order brides, but there does seem to be a number of men looking for mail order Russian Brides . At Lover's Planet, you can look through profiles and photos of Russian and Ukranian women. Most of the Russian brides on this site are looking for a life partner, and they want to get to know the person before pursuing marriage. For Russian women, marriage is a top priority, even from an early age. With many Russian women, family comes first and a career comes later, if at all. To many of these women, dating implies commitment and marriage. The divorce rate with Russian women is lower when compared to that of Western women. A good number Russian women have well developed family attitudes. The women you will find at this site women are intelligent and well educated and are dedicated to a relationship.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Did You Know How To Keep the Flies Away from Your Picnic?

Did you know how to keep the flies away from your picnic?

I have not had a chance to try this yet, as I just learned about it on Haley's Hints. But he suggested that to keep flies away from your food on a picnic is place a sprig of fresh mint on your plate. If you do not have any fresh mint with you, he suggested trying a stick of mint gum. He said just lay it on your plate. I am going to give this one a try!

Did You Know About Haley's Hints?

Did you know about Haley's Hints?

It is another PBS program that I've not seen before. I only caught about ten minutes of this (it was being aired during fund raising) but I was taking notes as quickly as I could throughout those few minutes! It was filled with one snippet after another on great tips for helping around the house, from storing and cleaning to keeping bugs away from your picnic. I hope to find this program again!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Did You Know About OpticsPlanet?

Did you know OpticsPlanet?

Optics Planet is the place to look for your military and tactical clothing needs. They have a large supply of men's and women's apparel by Blackwater. You can find pants, gloves, sock boots, jackets, shirts and hats all at this one site.

You can also look through binoculars and night vision gear they offer. You can find Bushnell, Yukon, Weaver and many more. Even night vision rifle scopes, night vision cameras, heat seekers and neighborhood watch equipment.

If you are looking for items for fun, be sure to check out their selection of binoculars, telescopes and sports equipment. This could even be the place to do your Father's Day shopping!

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Did You Know June is Bring a Guest Free Month at 24 Hour Fitness?

Did you know that June is bring a guest free to 24 hour fitness?

I walked in today and there was a message on my answering machine from Magic Johnson. Yep, that's right, Magic Johnson!

He was telling me that for this month I can bring a friend free to the 24 Hour Fitness Gym near me. I do recall seeing something about that in the gym. But I think it was better to have Magic call to remind me.

Did You Know How To Insert a Photo into Your Blog Post?

Did you know how to insert a photo into your blog post?

I love to read blogs that have photos included. It just really brings the article more home to me. I especially love to see things that I would otherwise not get to see-a Montana mountain vista, my friend's new garden, a baby's first step, a wedding in India...

I have often used to upload photos and get a code from them to embed a photo into my blog. It is very easy to do and keeps a sort of photo album of your shots for you.

I was recently having trouble inserting photos into these blogger posts. My dad, a blogging king, told me that on the tool bar of creating a new post there is an icon for uploading images. I tried it, and it is easy too.

So there are two options for you to try to insert a photo into your next blog post.

Did You Know About IVAs?

Did you know about IVAs?

These Individual Voluntary Arrangements, commonly called IVA, are becoming a popular way for residents of the UK to pay off their debts. The premise is that your creditors agree to let you pay a certain, agreed upon amount each month for perhaps five years. The payment is spread out to all the creditors. If there is any remaining balance at the end of the time period, it is written off and considered paid. There are protections put in place so that the creditors cannot call you once this process has begun.

This has become an increasingly popular way to pay off debt and avoid bankruptcy. Not all creditors will agree to a plan like this. If you need help paying off a collective debt of 15,000 pounds or more, it could be wise to see if an IVA could be right for you . It is good to know that there is now more than one way of tackling your debt problems .

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Did You Know Tasmanian Devils are in Trouble?

Did you know Tasmanian Devils are in trouble?

The devils have been scourged by a plague of cancer which is threatening their existance on Tasmania. Experts are hoping that moving non-infected devils to a nearby island like Maria (pronounced muh-RYE-uh) will help to save the species. Others fear the devils will endanger other species thriving now on the island. No other short to medium term option seems to be open to experts who want to save the devils.

Did You Know About Mark Schatzker's trip around the world?

Did you know about Mark Schatzker's trip around the world?

Recently, writer Mark Schatzker was commissioned by Conde Nast Traveler to make a trip around the world. The catch however was to make it in exactly 80 days, as in Jules Verne's novel. He could not take a plane or helicopter and could not travel over 100 miles per hour. The intent of this journey was slow travel-to reconnect with a way of travel that allows you to really see the sights. Some of the ways he got from here to there included a cruise, riding horseback and sea kayaking.

You can see Mark's photos and read his blog online. His journey will be highlighted in the September 2007 Conde Nast Traveler magazine

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Did You Know About Alcohol Powder?

Did you know about alcohol powder ?

A form of alcohol, sold as a powder, was developed in the Netherlands, where the legal drinking age is sixteen. Because the alcohol is sold as a flavoring to add to water, it can legally be sold to those underage. These drinks when mixed contain a 3% alcohol level. The target audience is the youth. A number of companies are interested in this product.

Did You Know About Early College High School?

Did you know about early college high school?

Many schools are beginning to offer students something known as early college high school. It is a good option for students who want less in the way of extra-curricular activities and more in the way of studies and college preperation. There are a few in our area, and one that we are looking at. They offer classes on the High School and college level. Each student is treated more like they would be in college where they are expected to do their work and submit it independantly. Students at this school will each receive a laptop computer for doing and submitting their work. When the student graduates from high school, s/he will not only be holding his/her diploma in one hand, s/he will be holding an associate college degree in the other.

Did You Know About Capella University's Podcasts?

Did you know about Capella University's Podcasts?

Students from all walks of life are attending Capella University online. Many of these students are recognized in their fields of work and are now being spotlighted on regular podcasts by the online school.

The most recent podcast released is focused on Carla Chladek who talks about her work as program manager for the Joint Staff Training Program at the Pentagon. Chladek is currently working for her Master's degree with Capella's online study program.

Each podcast features students or staff members giving their first person experience with online education. These podcasts are available on the university's website or through Itunes.

This is based on information from Blogitive.

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