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"Toothpaste for What?"~GREEN Inspirations~June 19, 2011

To help soothe the itch and pain of mosquito bites or insect stings, try rubbing a little MINT toothpaste (not gel) on the area...Great way to use up that last little squeeze in the tube!

Added by Janet Visloski Strang on June 19, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

The Power of the Written Word and a Twelve Year old Letter

Are you using the written word to its full potential to connect with others?

I am not referring just to your blog or your newsletter. I am referring to the real deal here: the old fashioned pencil and paper kind of writing.

It is exactly because the hard copy style of communication has lost favor in the rising tide of our instant wireless ways that makes the arrival of a hand-written note stand out.

You can mail a card to someone in need of support, sneak a sweet missive…


Added by Kim Hall on June 19, 2011 at 6:44am — 1 Comment

Good Work Dads!

It's Father's Day and I'll call my birth father today. He is a retired school teacher. He taught civics and social studies. He also loved to coach baseball. I admire his work ethic and dedication. He is funny. He is in his 80s' and still attends community meetings, and helps coach baseball when he feels up to it. I would say good work Dad. 



Added by Bernice Coles on June 19, 2011 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

I don't need to do it all.

I used to work as a mechanic, a long time ago when the pay was in the $8/hr range.  I know shop rate has to be about triple what the mechanic earns; I've spent time in management also.  But I have a hard time paying a $65/hr shop rate for something I can do myself, so I still do most of my own car repairs.   Our large family has found reliable and inexpensive transportation in the form of a used Cadillac funeral limousine.  Finding parts is not always easy when it involves the fact that the…


Added by Marty Wenger on June 18, 2011 at 1:38pm — 1 Comment

New Thinking, New Solutions

Do you ever get bogged down by the same problems again and again? Does it ever seem like you just can't get past certain issues that have dogged you for your whole adult life? If this describes you, you're definitely in the majority. We all seem to struggle with certain problems over and over until something finally changes.

What needs to change in most cases is your thinking. If you always think about your problems in the same way, nothing will change. To get new solutions to…


Added by Scott Milford on June 18, 2011 at 10:46am — 3 Comments

"Reuse Water?"~GREEN Inspirations~June 18, 2011

Save money and save the environment by creatively "reusing" water to water your lawn (not your flowers or vegetable garden)...Bathe your dog/other pets on the lawn...When you're cleaning the fish tank, dump the water on your lawn. That water may not be clean enough for the fish but it's full of nutrients for your lawn...Empty the kids wading pool on the grass...Occasionally wash your vehicle on your lawn...If… Continue

Added by Janet Visloski Strang on June 18, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Be like Jonny

I love good music. I happened to look up vocalist and guitarist Jonny Lang about a year or so ago. I've since become a fan. He's coming to my town next month, and I'll be at his concert. In one of his songs titled "Anything's Possible" he sings these lyrics (it was suggested) he "study medicine or study law and please put away the guitar" and the song goes on to say, "but I went and did it anyway"...and "did it", he…


Added by Bernice Coles on June 18, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

What I Didn't Learn in College

I recently spoke at my alma mater and was reminded of what I wish someone told me before I left the comfort of the walls of that institution. I know my words today are somewhat void due to the amount of years I have been out, but the principle still remains true and will be true for a very long time.…


Added by Jeff Jones on June 17, 2011 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Check up from the neck up!


Wednesday Day 3

Today I want to discuss some pitfalls that many people fall into when unemployed, if you can put a face on the problem it is easier to avoid. When I was first laid off from my job, my first thought is oh who cares I am a very qualified employee I can find a new job in a matter of days. I am  on day three and I…


Added by Mike Purchis on June 17, 2011 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Life Lessons: Knitting


All that money spent on yarn over the years has taught me at few things, at least...

  • Effort helps a ton, but doesn't guarantee great results. Sometimes, you'll pour your heart and soul into a project and end up with something so amazing and breathtaking that you're proud to say you made it. Other times, you'll get something…

Added by Alexis Helmrath on June 17, 2011 at 11:59am — 1 Comment

"Foiled Again!"~GREEN Inspirations~June 17, 2011

To keep the birds and climbing critters from eating the fruit on your fruit trees, simply take sheets of aluminum foil, fold into strips (about 1 1/2-2 inches wide) and twist...Now hang lots of twisted strips of foil on your fruit trees using fishing line...The reflected light and sound will scare the birds/critters away...Great way to reuse/recycle that aluminum foil!

Added by Janet Visloski Strang on June 17, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Marketing Case Study: How Coaching Bought My Sports Car

Hey everyone


It has been a while since I have posted a case study but I feel now

is the time. If you haven't seen my other forum posts, you might want

to check them out as well.


In this post, I am going to share with you what I have done and still…


Added by David Dutton on June 17, 2011 at 7:20am — 1 Comment

The worst WordPress theme

Photo Credit: familymwr

Oh the hallowed ground of a new wordpress website.

You've put in the hours to learn the platform. Hopefully you've hired someone to create quality graphics. Maybe you have written an ebook and have it beautiflly displayed on the sidebar in an attempt to gain subscribers to your mailing list. You've added plug-ins to help…


Added by James Dibben on June 17, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Speak Up!

I know I'm partial, but I have one cute GRANDson. He's six years old. When he was about three years old he used to stand on his little stool at the kitchen counter and ask a LOT of questions. He was never afraid to "SPEAK UP" and he still isn't. He would point to items and quickly ask where they came from. "Ma, where did that (an apple) come from?", "Ma, where did that (a knife) come from?” "JJ, where did the playground…


Added by Bernice Coles on June 17, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

Online Banking

I would like to start this off by a little Myth and Fact finding:

Myth:  If I go online everyone will have access to my account information.

Fact:   All banking institutions run 128 bit encryption that protects your account information, passwords, and login ids. Also most banks offer Multi-Factoring Authentication before you can even access your accounts online. This is designed to prevent anyone from getting into your account.

Myth:   If I use Online Banking I may lose… Continue

Added by Adam Patesel on June 16, 2011 at 8:48pm — 1 Comment

Why I Won't Mention You on Follow Friday #FF

Hang around Twitter for a while and you'll notice some confusing things. If you're new, you'll likely be curious about the hashtag, #ff.

A hashtag is any text proceeded by the '#' symbol. It's an easy way to clasify a tweet with a topic or idea. In nearly every twitter client, and the website itself, you can click on a hashtage and see related tweets. Pretty cool.



Added by Justin Lukasavige on June 16, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Planning For Financial Success


Here are two stats that I recently came across that I’d like to share with you…

• A Harvard study found that for every hour of television per week you watch, you spend, on average, an extra $200 a year.

• A Child born today will see over a million advertisements before their…


Added by Tyson Morgan on June 16, 2011 at 11:16am — 4 Comments

"Fruit Trees"~GREEN Inspirations~June 16, 2011

Reaching the higher branches on many fruit trees can be difficult...Add another foot or two to your reach with a pair of barbecue, fireplace or long kitchen tongs...Use the tongs to pull the fruit laden branches down towards you so that you can easily pick the fruit.

Added by Janet Visloski Strang on June 16, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Price for yourself, not your customers

Photo Credit: Millicent Bystander

Don't get caught up in the idea that your pricing has anything, at all, to do with your customers. It doesn't. Your pricing should do a couple things.

Help you to be relaxed and make sure you stay profitable.

All this freaking out about your pricing just takes you away from what's…


Added by James Dibben on June 16, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

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