Archive for: January 2013

Photographers over Fifty

photo-featuredMost people who are fifty and over, and like to take nice pictures, usually invest the money in a half-decent camera. Then they discover they can't take any pictures better than they did with their cellphone. This is nothing a few tips can't fix.

Even if you're divorced at 50, and it's  just a hobby to drive around to take photographs, if you want to... there is a way to make some extra cash with them. There are websites that will BUY your photographs. Of course, depending on the website, some of them have different terms. For example, The payouts at Shutterstock work on a sliding scale, so the more images you have downloaded, the more you’ll earn per image.

Here is a list of 15 Stock Photography Sites to Sell Your Photos – For Beginners and Pros.

There is the Kindle version of a book being offered for free today, 50 Keys To Better Photography! (On Target Photo Training) that might help you take better photographs too. Most of the sites list at the link above are going to give your submissions a quality check before you can sell your photos through their websites. The books is only free for the next 24-48 hours as an Amazon promotion. If you want it, click here to download it.

photo-cover-ebookIt isn't hard to understand either. There are numerous review you can read, and many of them echo, what one person said: "This book is easy to read (for the everyday person) and to understand (lay terms). It covers the basics, and ten gives insight into a great deal of photo opportunities that we all have missed (or at least me), because we didn't have the correct settings. A must have!"

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We are not alone: ‘Alien life’ discovered

Did you ever stop and think, we might not be alone in the universe? Sure you have. People over fifty start to question their existence -- many turn to religion; hoping there is a better life after this one. But what if life didn't start here? Who says it did?

Apparently a "top" British Scientist has found life forms in a meteorite that crashed to Earth.

But then, the article goes on to  report, " The scientist is a well known champion of the “panspermia hypothesis” – which suggests the first seeds of life were deposited on our planet from outer space 3,800 million years ago."

Not sure that I share those views, but click here to read the article. It certainly doesn't seem like intelligent life....


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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

frank-featuredThree things that I loved the most when I was a kid was Frankenstein, Dracula and stories about mummies rising from the dead. It is amazing the tale of Frankenstein still charms the young people to this day -- and it was written in 1823. It's a classic; it will never go out of style. This, coming from someone who used to watch Bud Abbot and Lou Costello  and The Three Stooges on TV. Mind you, we didn't have a whole lot of choice what we were going to watch. We only got two channels, and the second one was so snowy, it was almost impossible to watch.

There have been a number of movies made on Frankenstein. One of the best to date was one that was made in 1994, starring Robert De Niro. It was based on Mary Shelley's book. It looks a lot more modern of course than the one that was released in 1931. Below is a trailer for the movie.

If you're interested, you can buy it from YouTube for $9.99.

frank-ebookYou can download a copy of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. It's in pdf format. Nothing to register for; just click that link. You'll be reading, "A fiendish rage animated him as he said this; his face was wrinkled into contortions too horrible for human eyes to behold..."

One would have thought that the publisher would have been fighting for who got the chance to publish this. But it isn't so. Mary's story is one of persistence and belief; never taking "no" for an answer. When she first tried to get it published, the novel was rejected by Percy Bysshe Shelley's publisher, Charles Ollier, and by Byron's publisher, John Murray. Generations of children thank Mary for not giving up on her dream of having her novel published.

So grab a copy now, so you can share it with your grandchildren. You know they will love it!

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Irish county let’s drunks drive

Imagine being at the pub with your friends, and the bartender says, the soberest fellow needs to drive home. That's pretty well what this new motion means passed by the Kerry County Council. It sympathizes with those who live in rural areas, and have no other way of getting home. The motion, tabled by Councillor Danny Healy-Rae, passed by a vote of 5-3.

Of course they prefer it if the drive limited his consumption to three drinks. Read the rest of the story...

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Toxins in Everyday Cosmetics

cosmetics-featuredAs much as women want to look beautiful, they need to stay healthy too. You should be aware that there are dangerous toxins in cosmetics. The David Suzuki Foundation surveyed Canadians to find out what cosmetic products they were using and "found that one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, and hormone disruptors. Many products include plasticizers (chemicals that keep concrete soft), degreasers (used to get grime off auto parts), and surfactants."

The Foundation has also put together a report called The Dirty Dozen, which is free for you to download in pdf format. You can grab a copy of The Dirty Dozen so you can review the products that have been flagged as harmful and then have a look at what you're using on a daily basis to see if any of these are in your products.

Some women are making their own cosmetics these days. Diane Kidman has written a book to show you how to do it. One of the reviews of her book said, "It doesn't have any crazy hard to find ingredients."

Below is a video clip which is a trailer for her book.

beauty-coverDiane's book Beauty Gone Wild! Herbal Recipes for Gorgeous Skin & Hair (Herbs Gone Wild!) can be downloaded for free for the next 24-48 hours as an Amazon promotion. After that you will have to pay for it. So, click here to get your copy now. She says, "You'll learn how to save a ton of money while avoiding harmful ingredients by making your own herb-based beauty care products. The instructions are easy, the ingredients pure and natural. The best part? It's fun. And the results are phenomenal. The moisturizing cream recipe alone is worth the read!"

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