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Communication rules for the 21st century

tech-et-featuredIt doesn't matter if you're fifteen or over fifty, some people need to learn more about tech etiquette. Causing people around you to become angry, or having the person you are trying to communicate misunderstand your message, is one of the top pet peeves of the 21st century. I've been guilty of this myself.  From Linkedin, Facebook, Google plus, email, chat, video-chat, skype, tweeting, texting, smart phones and even online message forums, there are proper ways to express yourself, without leaving the other party confused, frustrated, or even angry. And with smart phones, there are some other manners to learn, like when the phone should be turned off.

One of the issues my daughter complains the most about is a short reply to a long text message. Here is an example of what would tick her off:

Daughter: I was thinking we could go to the A & W for a treat and then maybe to the park for a walk, after supper. How does this sound to you?

Friend: K

That's it? "K"?!! What kind of answer is that?

I don't know how many times I've heard people complain about a message they received, only to find out later that they misunderstood the format in which it was delivered. It's pretty easy from someone to take a joke as being rude, when they can't see the facial expressions of the person who sent it.

Dr. Richard L. Travis' book, Tech Etiquette: OMG addresses how we communicate via text, email, phone, video chat, tweet, or using any social network. This book is filled with tips and guidelines to help improve your communication skills, while whisking through the technological world.

It's important that people who are going to engage communicating in all of these newer ways learn to do it properly. There have been divorces, people losing their jobs, all kinds of missed opportunities, simply because of poor tech etiquette. We don't want any of these things to happen to you.

Tech Etiquette: OMG is being offered for free today as part of an Amazon promotion. If you miss this free offer, it's still worth getting for the price of $2.95. I'd say it's a bargain at any price, if it saves your relationship or job. One review had this to say about the book:

Really a great guideline for today's world. I think we've all experienced many of the situations personally and had to learn by the trial and error method. Would be a great 'hand out' at business conferences, employee handbooks, school orientations, etc to bring the world up to speed and to avoid lessons hard learned! Etiquette/awareness shouldn't be left behind by technology!

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Home Medical Treatments from Herbs

Herbs-gone-featuredIn the 1900's doctors were trained in cures for ailments based on herbs on food, and drugs... if needed. Then the Universities who taught the doctors were bribed by pharmaceutical companies to focus on drug based cures. The medical community was split, but eventually the money behind the group pushing medical treatment in the form of drug therapies was able to denounce, and suppress those who would advocate homeopathic remedies. It could almost be considered underground medicine now. Doctors and  Big Pharma don't make any money if you get well on your own.

If you would like more information on how the medical industry was split, you can  watch the first few minutes from the video in the article on this website titled The Forgotten and Forbidden Cancer Cures.

There are still people who will tell you how to treat ailments and diseases yourself. One of these people is Diane Kidman. She is the author of Herbs Gone Wild! Ancient Remedies Turned Loose. And... if you click that link you can download a free Kindle version of her book today from Amazon, which is being offered today as a promotion. In her book you learn how to treat things like:

  • Cold, Flu, & Virus
  • Sore Throat
  • Tonsillitis
  • Fever
  • Stuffy nose
  • Chicken Pox & Measles
  • Cold Sores
  • Boils
  • Eczema & Psoriasis
  • Sunburns
  • Poison Ivy
  • Mosquito Bites
  • Cardiovascular Issues
  • High Blood pressure
  • Diarrhea, Vomiting, and Nausea
  • Acid Indigestion
  • Bloating
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Constipation
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • PMS
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety & Panic
  • Insomnia
  • and much, much more...

Besides knowing what herbs to use you will learn how to "make medicinal teas and tinctures with proper dosages are laid out simply. You'll even learn how to make your own tinctures and salves, saving money and improving your family's health naturally. And with the help of the Herbal Medicine Chest guide at the end of the book, you'll be able to quickly reference over 70 herbs for home use."

One of the people who provided a review of the book, B. Nadine Feldman, had this to say:

I already own several herb books, but I bought this one because I loved the title. I wish I would have bought it as my first herb book, as the author removes anything intimidating about working with herbs. I've had to "weed" through other books that were aimed more at aspiring herbalists rather than those of us who just want to know what herb to use for which condition. Others were too esoteric for my taste. Herbs Gone Wild! works for those of us who want practical, easy-to-use remedies.

This book will be a great addition to your Kindle collection, and as mentioned, you can get it for free today. Click here to download it. It's 116 pages, and there isn't any fluff. If you miss this free offer, the regular price is only $9.99, and for the type of quality instruction you will have at your fingertips, it's still a bargain at that price.

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Dog Training in a Nutshell

dog-training-featuredOne of the things you might decide to do if you're over fifty and going solo, is to get a pet. Dogs are a good choice, and far more favored than cats. (The dog told me to say that). But you'll need to train it. There isn't anything worse than having someone come to your house and your dog is being unruly.

There is a book being offered for free for the next couple of days on Amazon titled Adult Dog Training in a Nutshell by Tim Carter.  Although not overly long, it covers numerous things I never thought of when training. He talks about becoming your dogs Accepted Pack Leader, and it never occurred to me that this was necessary. After reading his book, I can say it is.

One thing Tim mentions, that I would comment on, is:

"...body language, tone of voice etc communicates much more to our dog than we become aware."

This is very true. When I was a teen and our family got a new pup, I took the initiative to train her. But rather than using just voice commands, I used hand gestures too. For example, the command to lie down was done with a closed fist and motioning down. At first, I would put  the closed fist on the floor. And when she finally got the hint and laid down, the fist would open so she could access the treat hidden inside. Which became important later on. She was a cross between German Shepherd and Rottweiler, and she was quite protective of the home turf. When people she didn't know came to the house, the closed fist motioning down, would prompt her to lie down and not cause a fuss.

Tim's book doesn't include hand gestures, but as he mentions in the above quote, dogs can become very attuned to body language. I just took it a step farther. Then, I really didn't have any idea what I was doing. But if you're thinking of getting a dog, you might as well make sure you know how to train it, so click her to download Tim's book today, while it's free.

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Easy ways to improve your memory

mem-up-featuredI don't know anyone over fifty who doesn't joke, about their memory not being as good as it used to be. A lot of it just comes naturally with age but as John Parker discusses in his book Memory: Simple, Easy, and Fun Ways to Improve Memory, there are some pretty easy ways to improve it. Of course one section of the book talks about how your diet can affect your memory, and this idea has been covered in similar posts on this website. If you type the word memory into the search box to the right, you will find articles like, Blueberries can improve your memory and Over Fifty and senior moments.

John's book is a lot more than just diet tips. He reveals techniques to put your brain in tip-top condition so you can overcome forgetfulness and recall any information anytime, anywhere, and in any situation. It has been getting some wonderful reviews, including this one below that I thought you might find useful by Aaliyah Nelson, who says:

One of the reasons I liked this book is because of the many examples. The author never assumes that just because a concept was explained that you will automatically know how to use it. Instead he provides numerous illustrations that show you what to do. Not only that, he shows you different ways to apply them in different situations. The examples are practical and reference information that you'll likely need to learn or remember, whether for school, work, or day to day life.

The book also has a section on remembering names and faces. And he offers some excellent ideas for to help you. I'll need to read this section in more detail, because it's something I have trouble with. Of course, my eyesight isn't as good as it used to be, and my hearing is less than 100%, so I really do have some valid excuses, right?

The book also mentions repetition. This is a very valuable method, and I've always found writing something down commits it to memory, but better than simply trying to make a mental note of it. When I used to go to school, I would cram for exams by writing the most important notes that I had taken over the course of the year, two to four times. I also used to get my daughter to study her spellings, by writing the words down. Of course she said it didn't help, but we tested the theory, and found that it really did.

Memory: Simple, Easy, and Fun Ways to Improve Memory is being offered for free today as an Amazon promotion. So click here to download the free Kindle version now, while you still can. It's 128 pages. if one were to print it out.

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Lose weight in just 5 minutes

5-minute-featuredIf you're over fifty, you may know how easily it is to pack on some extra weight. But if you're finding yourself single again (with some extra time on your hands), you can lose those extra pounds in just five minutes a day, according to Jennifer Jolan, author of 5-Minute Miracle Exercises: Lose 5 Pounds in 2 Weeks - Only 5 Minutes a Day! She claims, "You'll see the difference in the mirror by the 2nd week (losing AT LEAST 5 pounds -- if not more -- of fat)."

There are 60 reviews for the book, and for the ones I scrolled through, they seem very favourable. Hard to believe what 5 minutes a day can do.

I did not download the book to review it. I'm one of these people who don't have any extra body weight and am often referred to as thin. I suppose there could be an extra 5 pounds I could lose, but I'm pretty much the same weight as I was 30 years ago. And weight has a way of falling off me. If I do a little biking while at the cottage this summer, by end of the season my pants will be looking baggy on me.

The Kindle version of 5-Minute Miracle Exercises is free today as part of an Amazon promotion. So if you think you'd like to take a look at it, click here to download it.

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