Thursday, December 27

The best place to buy radiators.

Everything should come to my door step. All I must do is to pick up my phone and order what I want and it is delivered within hours at my door. This is the way I deal with medical stores, water suppliers, plumbers and electricians, vegetable vendors and even the laundry man.

But those things are daily necessitates. My husband use to criticize me that the only thing I cannot order over phone is Integra Radiator for our Acura Integra.

Poor man that he is, he is not aware of the services of radiator.com, the leading online source for radiators and cooling components, offering the best quality radiators at the lowest possible price along with a satisfaction guaranteed lifetime warranty.

Since they have a vast network of dealers and locally owned warehouses and distribution hubs, they always ensure that the part needed is not only available, but is likely to be on your door step the very next day.

Wednesday, December 26

Do you know paper sculpting?

This is a very rare art practiced by onle a very persons in the world. Though, looking at the picture below it looks simple, it requires a lot patience and deft hands.








-->Courtesy: Oddee.com


Peter Callesen is a sculptor who works in paper. Most of his work seems to be made from single sheets of A4 paper, 80gsm - the sort of paper you probably have lying around for your printer.

Paper sculpting is also known as 'Origami' at which the Japanese excel.
















->courtesy:princetonol.com

Thursday, December 20

Learn to counsel.

I was one of the fortunate invitees from a rural based school but run by a giant corporate body. I was asked just to observe the teachers and give my feedback.

To be frank, I was quite impressed with the quality of teaching which was much better than city schools. When I gave a clean chit, the management insisted that I find some fault with their teachers but I strongly refused.

Then I realized that I can contribute something as per the expectation of the school management. I quickly wrote a two page report which I knew would displease them.

I felt the management needed some counseling and suggested that they sponsor one or two academic staff to take up online education from Capella University. Capella is the first and only online university to receive accreditation from CACREP (the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs).

All the faculty of Capella in the Mental Health Counseling specialization and the Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling/Therapy specialization are licensed professionals.

In my report, I cited that Capella University's online degree programs have earned the respect of leading corporations including Boeing, Farmers Insurance Group, and Johnson & Johnson. I also mentioned about the
Capella University that was chosen as a finalist for a Minnesota Tekne Award in the “Technology User” category.

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

Tuesday, December 18

Remove 20 years of stains from your teeth.


First closely see the picture that shows the white strip being removed from it’s packing.



Now read on.

This innovative product is used to whiten your teeth and the whitener stays for as long as 18 months.

How it works:

Just peel off the strip and place it on your upper or lower teeth and let it be there for 30 minutes. Then remove the strip and rinse your teeth. Do it again in the evening.

This strip is invisible (well almost) when it is placed on your teeth. Whitestrips products is made with the same enamel-safe ingredient dentists use to whiten and reduce the signs of aging on teeth.

You will see he desired result in just 10 days time. Give them a try; reveal your visibly whiter smile.

See with Public Eye.

I have no intention of sharpening my criticism skill because I never criticize-ha,ha,ha.

But I love reading news stories or blogs that are exclusively devoted to criticize and man, do they do that sharply!

I like reading Public Eye. Do you know what the CBS news says about Public Eye?
"Public Eye tries to make CBS News more transparent and accountable to readers and viewers. Public Eye is where CBS News argues with itself".

But to my disappointment, they cover more of politics and that is not my cup of tea. I love humorous touch in anything that I read. Why, even the drab political news can be written with satirical humor.

Did you read this?
"The esteemed and established 150 year-old Atlantic Monthly magazine is no longer.
Nonono, it’s not going anywhere. It’s just changing its name because from now on it is going to be only 10 issues a year and the 'monthly' tag is dropped.

Saturday, December 15

The Blue Man has landed.

This world famous Blue Man has made his permanent home in Disney World, Orlando. He already owns his home in New York, Las Vegas and Chicago.

“Universal Studios has built an exclusive theater for the world-famous Blue Man Group. The venue itself provides a small and intimate atmosphere for every single seat to provide an amazing view and experience.”

After reading this news at Orlandofuntickets.com, I did a quick search in the Internet about this fantastic show that amazes the people in front of them with new and unique creativity never seen before.

Blue Man Group is a creative organization founded by Phil Stanton, Chris Wink, and Matt Goldman. They present themselves in blue grease paint, latex bald caps, and black clothing. Blue Man Group's theatrical acts include rock music, odd props, audience participation, sophisticated lighting, and large amounts of paper.

The audience participation is the most eagerly awaited aspect of the show. Audiences are provided with plastic ponchos in order to protect them from various food, substances, paints, and so on, which get thrown, ejected, or sprayed from the stage.

“No second thoughts Mom”, told my son and requested me to order the tickets in advance. Disney World Tickets arrived a few days later that saved me precious money.

I came to know that the performance is a real sell out and the tickets are hard to come by. But it is not when OrlandoFunTickets.com is around and they have been in this business since the year 2001.

They generate 700,000 admissions to Orlando each year. They are licensed and bonded with the State of Florida.

Call 1-866-255-4712 for your tickets.

Do you know the wonder milk?

Do you know that Japanase elderly people are regularly taking a wonder milk hat is manufactured exclusively for them?

Breaking the popular concept that only children are taken into consideration by mail producers, the Japanese are encouraging the elders to take this special milk that contains Melatonin, a hormone that is said to increase in the vividness or frequency of dreams.

This special milk is costlier than normal milk by 30%. Studies suggest that supplements can hasten sleep and ease jet lag, without the hazards or side effects of prescription sleeping pills.

Melatonin is also reported to make people feel better, strengthen the immune system, and reduce free radicals in the body.

Current research is exploring melatonin's effect as an anti-oxidant, immno-modulator in cancer, delayed sleep-phase disorders, and more.

Sources: Kalkandu and Mahalo.

British Navy's last journey.


One of the most visited place in India is the Gateway of India in Mumbai. I have visited it with my family some years ago. Apart from the magnificent monument and the sprawling Arabian sea behind it, I was captivated by the thousands of pigeons that are fed by every visitor.

The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay.The Gateway is traditionally the first thing visitors arriving by boat would see of Mumbai.

The whole harbour front was realigned in order to come in line with a planned esplanade which would sweep down to the centre of the town.




The Gateway is built from yellow basalt and reinforced concrete. While Indo-Saracenic in architectural style, elements are derived from the Muslim architectural styles of 16Th century Gujarat.

The last British Navy ship sailed past this gateway on 28Th Feb 1948.

Friday, December 14

Do you know dog box?

During the days of husband’s distribution business, I had the advantage of learning several truths in the retail industry that are not known to general public.

There are ways to strike a handsome bargain with retailers of household utilities and consumer durables. My husband taught me several aces that are even now stacked up under my sleeve.

It is important to find out which popular showroom has a tie up with the manufacturers directly. There is a way to get this fact but my husband would not reveal it to me.

But I can pass on one or two valuable tips to you that will save you money and time. For example, you should know where to buy a dog box or how to select a pet carrier.

BuyAutoTruckAccessories.com has a dog box for all needs and their top selling brand is Owens Hunter Series Dog Boxes that are light weight and constructed of rugged aluminum diamond tread that will not rust or disintegrate like steel frame or wooden dog boxes.

BuyAutoTruckAccessories.com is an online provider of top quality automotive accessories at discount prices.

Maximise your earnings at slot machines.

Till today, I did not know that there will be different pay rates for different slot machines. I happen to read an article (I am sorry I forgot the source) that in Las Vegas, there are casinos that are rated high for their higher payouts. Is it true?

The Boulder Station Hotel and Casino and Fiesta Rancho are rated high. Today, slot machines are the most popular gambling method in casinos and constitute about 70% of the average casino's income.

I am not fortunate enough to see a slotting machine being operated live but I am familiar with these one arm bandits that I have seen in countless movies.

Indian silk under water?

The entire world knows that Indian silk was one of the precious items favored by ancient western
rulers. There is plenty of historical evidence that ancient Roman emperors traded with India. Gold coins minted by Indians and Romans were fund in each other's country.

So it is nothing new that Indian silk was being carried by the ship Quedagh Merchant, that was captured by the noted pirate Captain Kidd in the seventeenth century before it sank off the Dominican coastal waters.

Charles Beekert of the underwater archaeology team, from Indiana University, said that the wreck has remained undiscovered all these years given its location, just 70 feet off the coast of Catalina Island in the Dominican Republic in less than 10 feet of seawater.

Historians write that Kidd captured the Quedagh Merchant, loaded with valuable satins and silks, gold, silver and other East Indian merchandise, but left the ship in the Caribbean as he sailed to New York on a less conspicuous sloop to clear his name of the criminal charges.

News: Yahoo

Tuesday, December 4

Mitsubishi HDTV delivers…

“A television is just a television, what is there in choosing a particular brand?”-my husband shouted at my son who is not very young to take such admonition. He is a final year engineering student and knows what he wants.

And he wants a mitsubishi HDTV for his room. Even I too wanted to conform to my husband but refrained from antagonizing my son.

My husband finally gave in to my threatening look but made one condition; he will not buy a big one. We agreed. Then he went about searching for the best dealer in our area with the help of niche search engine Krillion.

Krillion local search results provide the most accurate local shopping results available on the web for consumers looking for products and where to buy. Its comprehensive product, pricing and location information helps buyers find the exact TV they want at the retailers nearest them.

It seems mitsubishi HDTV delivers over two million pixels, producing razor-sharp images. No wonder my demanded it.

Dolphins not allowed.

This is one of the most weird stories in recent times. I thought only humans were checked at the immigration point in Massachusetts port of entry.

But it is not so obviously. Even dolphins were denied entry. And all they wanted was some medical attention from the state's universal health care system.

These dolphins needed significant medical attention and they chose Massachusetts as their entry point to this country for a reason. It is reported that several dolphins were pregnant. They were stranded near Cape Cod in what appears to have been an immigration akin to Cuban boat people.

In the U.S., Universal health care gained popularity with former President Bill Clinton.

Very amusing-isn't it? Please don't take this story seriously.

Courtesy: Weird News.



Have you stirred up?

Rather I should ask, "Do you know 'Stirrd up'?

Stirrd up is an interesting web site with full of latest news and stories submitted by users like you and I.

It offers a widget for our blogs. The widget can be configured so as to display the latest stories or it can contain news from your favorite contributor.

The widget adjusts its size automatically in your blog or website and they say it can even match the existing colors. The Java script must have been made by wizkid.

I like what they say about themselves.
"Stirrdup is a social news community built around the idea that controversy is fun, censorship is awful, and the most interesting stories make you want to talk, debate, and even get a little angry". (Smile)

I noticed some very good stuff in it. But some of the publishings are found under improper categories.

Pay them a visit now. I know you will like it.

Sunday, December 2

Do you know Royal Canadian Mint?

It is very interesting to work for several internet marketing companies. Among them, Blogitive made me a very knowledgeable person all round. Before talking about the web release of their clients in my blog, I usually do some research related to my work in the Internet and this proved invaluable to me.

I came across the ‘Royal Canadian Mint’ in the latest web release of Monex, America’s silver and precious metals investment leader. Immediately, my thirst for knowledge made me look up at Royal Canadian Mint and here, I am sharing with you my findings.

*The Royal Canadian Mint produces all of Canada's circulation coins.

*It manufactures circulation coins on behalf of other nations.

*The Mint also designs and manufactures collector coins, bullion coins, customized medals, tokens and trade dollars watches.

*It also offers gold and silver refinery and assay services.

*The Royal Canadian Mint has produced coinage for over 74 countries: Centavo’s for Cuba, Fils for Yemen, Pesos for Colombia, Kroner for Iceland, Rupiah for Indonesia, Baht for Thailand, and a thousand-dollar coin for Hong Kong.

Monex silver bars weighing 100 and 1000 ounce are produced by the Royal Canadian Mint, Johnson-Matthey, and Engelhard. Through Monex Deposit Company (MDC) you can purchase silver or other precious metals for immediate personal delivery or arrange for convenient and safe storage at an independent bank or depository.

Monex has been serving the Americans for three decades and they have also remained loyal to Monex by purchasing all their precious metal needs from them.

Tuesday, November 27

Do you know dark colored beer?

Neither do I. In fact I don't drink but my husband takes occasionally. But he doesn't take beer. Says, he doesn't like anything frothy. What a weird concept!

But he has lot of information on anything. He will be surrounded by all sorts of people in party because of his ability to enthrall people with odds and tidbits.

I saw him only on last Sunday evening excitedly engaging a group of college youth but I did not hear anything except some thing called a dark beer.

It is said to be a product of Brazil, a beer in dark, chestnut color. Yes, it is a Lager type of beer made from natural ingredients. It is not very bitter; you can call it a medium bitterness with roasted chocolate malt character.

Thursday, November 22

For fun, sun and thrill, head to...

Winter in India is comparatively milder than Canada and many places in Europe. But Spain is an exception, at least for me.

I have traveled in Spain extensively but only virtually through books. I habitually note down places of interest and fun in my notebook called “One day…”.

My first choice in Spain after landing in one of the Benidorm hotels will be to go to Mundomar. I know your eyebrows are raised but let me assure you that it is a must see place in the world.

It is a marine animal park located in Benidorm. It is twinned with the water park Aqualandia, which is directly adjacent to it

Many different species can be viewed at Mundomar, including Dolphins, Sea Lions, Penguins, and many more marine and land animals.

My next destination will be to see those architectural marvels of Barcelona. Barcelona means romance to me. Barcelona hotels offer plenty of options for all class of travelers. I won’t find any problems in finding the right hotel even at the last minute because I can always bank upon CheaperthanHotels.co.uk

I won’t also miss seeing Alicante, one of the fastest-growing cities in Spain. The local economy is based upon tourism in the beaches. Most of the Alicante hotels are clustered around the beaches.

The most important festival, the Bonfires of Saint John, takes place during the summer solstice. This is followed a week later by seven nights of firework and pyrotechnic contests.

Wait, someone is at the door. I will continue writing about other places of interest in Spain, tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 20

My successful application for a franchisee.

I directly walked in to the office of a BPO organization without any appointment and asked for the person in charge of sales and marketing.

I opened my well prepared speech about why I am their best choice as a franchise in my locality. Substantiating my claim by providing ample proof of my 10 year old academy and the number of students I coach every year, I forced him to listen to me attentively. This encouraged him to decide in favor of me.

Actually, the application was for a franchisee of a multi national computer education institution. I have confidence in procuring admission though I did not reveal that I have bought a business list from a reputed mailing list provider Martin Worldwide.

I have great faith in their ResponseCom, the database of mailing list that was compiled after decades of tracking and filtering.

Do you know Red-whiskered Bulbul?


The torrential rain might have probably destroyed its nest and that may be the reason this bird landed on my husband's lap today morning.

And he is a well known bird watcher in his circle. I identify birds only by their sounds but my husband knows more.

This rather shy bird is called Red-whiskered Bulbul, quite common in Madras. Though it is not a great singer, I like its shallow calls in chirpy notes.

They feed more on insects than on fruits. Both the male and female birds look alike. They can be seen in flocks like babblers.

They take off swiftly when they sense danger.

Do you know the flyer wall?

We throw away several flyers every day that reach us through our car window shield, comes attached with our local dailies or it get thrust in our hands while we are walking on the roads.

The term flyer refers to single page leaflet advertising anything from a nearby candy store to a pub.

This inspired a man named Dixon to create a virtual wall where anyone can display their flyers for a fee. I am sure he would offered the virtual wall space for free initially and charged a fee when his virtual flyer wall gained popularity in the search engines.

As you can see, the wall is plastered with hundreds of flyers of various hues and colors. Each flyer is clickable to the concerned website.

A cool website really and a nice way to earn.

Monday, November 19

What is geo-targeting?

Internet marketers that use business leads are aware of targeting their ad campaign based on ip. This ip targeting method of reaching a customer is the basis of geo-targeting.

Geo-targeting is the method of determining the physical location of a website visitor and deliver different content to that visitor based his location, such as country, region/state, city, metro code/zip code, organization, ISP or other criteria.

The Knot Inc, leading life event media and services company has implanted this marketing method in its new web site Lilaguide.com which itself is a unique concept.

It is intended to help every parent in America by providing a chance to give their feedback on bay products. By this way, the website also facilitates them to read the feedback of other parents before they buy baby foods, baby beds, toys and games for babies etc.

In their latest web release, Lilaguide.com announced the launching of their website with 32,000 listings and over 120,000 reviews from real parents who want to share their advice on baby products, services, and activities in 5,000 neighborhoods across the U.S. from New York to L.A., Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Miami.

When there are so many social networking sites that have no real purpose other than simply chatting or sharing of photos and videos, Lilaguide.com uses the same platform to provide great value to parents.

New moms and dads and expected moms and dads should immediately visit lilaguide.com if they are serious about nurturing their parenting qualities.

Each listing in lilaguide.com contains first hand parent ratings and candid commentary with easy-to-find contact information for family-friendly eateries, activities, service providers, and baby gear retailers.

Oh, I almost forgot about the subject line. Lilaguide.com is equipped with geo-targeting technology that allows moms and dads to find the items they want to buy within a one-mile radius of their driveways.

Hire me.

No, I am not for hire but several products are such as computer, golf club, two wheelers and more at My Private Hire.

This concept though not new but rarely used by who else but me. (smile)

The local daily advertises almost everything for hire except parents and wives. I always wondered who are their clients because I am yet to meet someone that said, "Hey! I did not buy this crystal chandlier but I just hired it for the occasion".

This UK website was said to provide various items that are used in our day to day life. Note the tense I used-yes, it is past tense. By the time I visited this website, its domain has already expired.

I wrote this piece some time back and saved it as a draft. May be this may inspire another to buy the expired domain.

Do you know weed whacker?


Wait! Don't think it is a golf club meant for giants. It is only a weed whacker.

I too mistook it for a golf club at first glance. I have never held a golf club in my hand. But I have a collection of used golf balls. In fact it easily fits into a traditional golf bag.

This funny looking golf club is called "Big daddy driver". Not only does it look like a driver, it really cuts the grass.

I wonder if all the leading golf clubs are aware of this crazy product! It is priced only at $45 but the website says the supplies are limited (?). A sales gimmick probably-isn't it?

Saturday, November 17

Earn air miles even without traveling.


And you thought you will get free air miles only when you travel frequently? Not necessary. You will get free air miles even when you have never boarded a plane.

How?
Simple! Airline Miles Credit Cards reward you generously with free air miles when you use their credit card for any purchases. You may buy books online, bid successfully in an auction site and pay with airline miles credit card.

Who are offering these airline miles credit cards?
All the major credit card issuing banks issuers such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Citibank are actively promoting these cards.

But please note that the offer varies with each credit card. So, it is better to compare them online with creditcardsearchengine.com and choose the best offer.

Who read your email?

How you and I wish to know if our email is read? Also how it will be if we know the reader's physical location, IP address, the time the email was read and what OS they used?

Yes, I am talking about an ideal email tracking system. Who Read Me email tracking service allows you to track email you sent. You will get notification instantly once your recipient read your email.

Join for free and register all your email accounts. Now, wouldn't that be very convenient instead of creating an account for every email you use?

Is there a hitch? Yes, you can only send 5 email a day to be tracked.

The web site is nicely designed with attractive colors.

Print your next year calendar.

The year 2008 is just 45 days away. You can print your calendar now online from Keep and Share.

You can store and share all your files and photos too apart from calendar with Keep and Share.
With a few clicks, anyone can create a secure group file sharing center in 30 seconds. Keepandshare.com is like a private "MySpace" where families, friends, clients, businesses, and groups of any kind can keep and share files, documents, calendars, lists, journals and photos safely and privately.

Customize and generate beautiful calendars using several styles and fonts. These calendars can be neatly printed by day, week, month, etc. and be kept up to date as the year goes on.

KeepandShare.com is a new free Web 2.0 service envisioned and created by a team led by Robert Carr, a successful and widely acknowledged pioneer in the software industry.

With over 90,000 registered members KeepandShare.com is among the web's fastest growing sites.

Courtesy: PR Compass.

Friday, November 16

Do you know Mexican Riviera Maya?

Everyone might have come across the popular phrase “History Repeats” but how many can say that they have experienced it in their own life.

My husband is one of the few fortunate people who can say that affirmatively. He is a post graduate in history and he is very good at ancient civilizations and used to regale us with so many tidbits and trivia.

One fine day, he had a chance encounter with a Mexican who introduced himself as a professor of Mayan civilization of which my husband is well versed with.

The professor also owns a luxury beach resort "Riviera Maya", a tourism district in Mexico, famous for its all-inclusive resorts and smaller boutique hotels along the highway and on and near the beach.

His resort is located within the vicinity of the world famous Karisma Hotel. Karisma Hotels is a collection of divinely favored properties on secluded white-sand beaches on the Mexican Riviera Maya.

He confessed to us during dinner at our home that he designed his resort and included all the luxuries that he found in the Karisma Hotel.

Beach beds with ocean-view, beach side bar swings and hammocks are only a few examples of Karisma Hotel features. There is one very unique feature of Karisma Hotel that he spoke very highly of and that is bars with iced tops to keep drinks frosty cold.

Believe me, if I start writing about Karisma Hotels, I may end up with minimum 6 pages in this blog. You will agree with me once you visit their website.

For more information, please contact Pamela Johnston at pamela@pjinc.net or Amanda Deveaux at amanda@pjinc.net or call 212-629-8445.

Do you know Blu Ray DVD?

One of the paid to blog assignment was about Playstation 3, the popular video game console that is priced at $500.

While gathering technical information for the article, I came across an online shopping mall where it is offered with free 5 Blu-ray DVDs.

I thought I must first learn what is Blu-ray DVD and here is what I learnt. A Blu-ray Disc (also called BDray) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital information, including high-definition video.

And what is High Definition (HD) video. High-definition video generally refers to any video system of higher resolution than standard-definition (SD) video, most commonly at display resolutions of 1280x720 (720p) or 1920x1080 (1080i or 1080p).

Back to Blu-ray disc, it got its name from the blue-violet laser used to read and write this type of disc. Because of its shorter wavelength, substantially more data can be stored on a Blu-ray Disc than on the DVD format, which uses a red laser. A single layer Blu-ray Disc can store twenty-five gigabytes (G.B.), over five times the size of a single layer D.V.D. at 4.7 GB.

Friday, November 9

Just download.


-->Mobile phone wallpaper

There is no estimate as to how far the mobile technology will advance in the coming years. Already, we are not able to cope up with the daily news about mobile technology.

Everyday, new ringtones are released by every other mobile phone service providers. As new models of mobile phones are introduced, they come along with high tech mobile software which enables us to listen to view even an entire film or we are able to listen to music for seven hours non-stop.

Another consumer pulling aspect in the cell phone technology is the pictures and graphics for our mobile phone instruments. These striking images are offered at several websites too for us to download.

The market for mobile is at its peak. Mobile content is any type of media which is viewed or used on mobile phones, like ringtones, graphics, discount offers, games, and movies. Owners of mobile phones can now use their devices to make calendar appointments, send and receive text messages (SMS), listen to music, watch videos, shoot videos, redeem coupons for purchases and so forth.

One glance at Thumbplay.com will make you become its member immediately to enjoy loads and loads of mobile content.

Thursday, November 8

Payday loans via telephone.

Till January 15th 2008, we have several festivals. Today, is the festival of lights called ‘Deepavali’. I miss my sister and her family today as they are living in America. I don’t know how this festival will be celebrated abroad by the Indian communities.

Whatever it may be, I don’t suppose they will be short of cash for any occasion. They can always avail themselves Payday Loans at very short notice.

All they have to do is log on to their Internet and key in ‘payday loans’ and hit the search button. Instantly they will view several websites that offer payday loans. One can get the best quotes from many such service providers, compare online and apply.

Without any hassles like credit check or address verification, their application will be processed very quickly and the loan will appear in their salary based checking account the next day.

Paydayloanquotes.com is a great resource for getting quotes from a network of payday loan providers. This website is even offering the facility of applying via toll free telephone.

Call them at 1-888-615-4636 today.

Wednesday, November 7

Do you know NASSO?

Records indicate that 60 million U.S. adults are obese and of these 9 million are severely obese. Is there any official organization that studies the causes of obesity? Yes, NAASO, The Obesity Society is the leading scientific society dedicated to the study of obesity. Not only does it study but encourages research on treatment of obesity.

Having firmly established the cause of obesity which is accumulation of fat due to over eating, Journey Lite specializes in Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding which is also known as LAGB or the LAP-BAND System procedure.

In Tampa lapband surgery, Journey Lite surgeon inserts an inflatable adjustable gastric band through small (laparoscopic) incisions and positions the band around the upper portion of your stomach. This creates a small stomach pouch and passageway into the lower part of the stomach. This procedure will allow you to feel full and satisfied while you actually eat less and lose excess weight.

In this unique treatment method, the patient is less exposed to risks that are commonly associated with other surgeries that require cutting, stapling or rerouting of the stomach or intestines.

This procedure is totally reversible and the recovery period is also very quick. Journey Lite is fully equipped with competent surgeons who are committed to their profession.

Are your children safe?

Sure, they are not in danger right now but to be on the safe side, it is better to know about the sex offenders.

Let us always hope for the positive events, circumstances and experiences. Let us also take a few precautions which will not hinder our day to day life in anyway.

People Finders is a search engine that allows us to search for people. They also offer a free service that will give us access to photos and other details of sex offenders.


Sign up today, and you will have access to sex offender photos, addresses, convictions, and other information. This is a valuable tool for anyone concerned about safety in their neighborhood.

Thank you Peoplefinders.com.

Do you know Anoox?

An online contact of me asked me to look at the social search engine Anoox and compare it with Cha Cha, another popular search engine in the same category. I mean, the search results are based on the users feedback and rating in social engines.

The concept is good so far but I wonder whether people may stand to gain one way or the other to rate the search results.

Ok, here is my experience with Anoox.
I keyed in 'Paid to blog" and hit the search button and the search results are:
"Did you mean this: get rapid to blob, get aphid to bloc or get acid to blot ?
Sorry, we didn't find anything matching your criteria."

Another search for "Blog Promotion"
"Did you mean this: blob promotion, bloc promotion or blot promotion ?
Sorry, we didn't find anything matching your criteria.”

From the above results, I believe it did not understand the word ‘Blog’.

America’s best colleges 2008.

USNews.com has reviewed Capella University. USNews.com is publishing an online magazine that features the latest news in the fields of Education, Employment, Health and Business.

It has recently reviewed and published about Capella University under ‘Americas Best Colleges 2008’.

Capella University is a fully accredited online educational institution offering numerous graduate and doctorate courses.

The courses are offered in several faculties that include business, information technology, education, human services, public health, public safety, and psychology.

Due to high educational costs and hostel fees, online education is gaining more attention among the students community. The Capella University is currently having 20k students in its academic roll. These students are from all over the world (56 countries to be exact).

For more information about capella university, please visit www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

Resourceful site for Vaishnavites.

Prapatti.com is the ultimate website for Vaishnavites. It has everything that staunch vaishnavites want to know. You name it and they have it.

Every sanskrit slokam are available either for download or for hearing on the spot in mp3 format. Also, one can find the life histories of every acharyas and Alwars.

There is a photo gallery of 108 divya desams.

What like about this site that it has links to various other sites on the same topic. I give below some:

Srivaishnava Cyber Satsangh - a site with lots of information regarding Srivaishnavism, images and audio clips.

Sri Parakala Matham - Web Site of Sri Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Matham

Srimad 43rd Azhagiyasingar - Life history of Srimad 43rd Azhagiyasingar

Thiruthanaka (Thoopul) - Swami Desikan Avathara sthalam

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Sachin score over stock market.

The news of Indian cricket politics even affects Indian stock market.

When I started watching the countdown for today’s business to open in the stock market, I did not realize that Sachin's refusal to take up the Indian team's captaincy would be the first topic in the stock exchange.

The bell sounded and the business opened followed immediately by the anchor who said Sachin's statement shrouded market's optimism.

I was stunned or did I hear it correctly.

Well, the market moved both ways and none could understand the fluctuation. I was apprehensive and that made abstain from trading. I called it a day and took refuge in mathematics.

India Pakistan match on Panasonic HDTV.


I have a complete communication setup on my computer table. It has all the devises one could ask for. A broadband internet connection, webcam, audio chat facility, a high speed fax machine and a landline with international calling facility decorate my work station.

It is the envy of my husband and son. They accuse me that I am very selfish and I don’t care about their entertainment gadgets. My son has been pestering me for a panasonic HDTV but I kept evading the issue.

Now I can’t evade him anymore because he knows that my wallet is stuffed to the brim due to sudden rush of admissions in my academy. I think he has pre-planned well to hook me when he showed me exactly what he wants (see picture) and also informed me the address of the showroom which sells this TV. And the showroom is right next to our street. Yes, I could sense his urgency because of the forthcoming cricket match between India and Pakistan.

It seems that he took the help of Krillion, the search engine with its comprehensive product range, competitive pricing and location information that helps buyers find the exact TV they want at the retailers nearest to them.

Tuesday, November 6

A crocodile is in jail.


"Just because, you are a crocodile and can't speak for yourself is not an excuse. You have attacked a person and we are forced to put you behind bars".-Police and Wildlife officers in Australia.

However this is amusing and strange, the truth of it might hurt Blue Cross members if they are aware of this news that appeared in Metro.

I quote:
"A crocodile spent the night behind bars at a police station in a remote Australian mining town after it attacked fishermen.".

"Police and wildlife officers found the crocodile in shallow water about 30 yards from the ramp and decided to hold it in the cell until it could be moved to a crocodile farm."

Was it stripped of its arms?-Smile

Monday, November 5

An entire island as vacation rental.


-->Berry Island

Yeah, private islands are scattered all over the world. Though many can be bought, most are already developed as vacation rentals for wealthy persons.

Many islands can be rented out entirely as a vacation rental. Many such privately owned islands are fully owned by top celebrities. Such islands owners or developers usually seek the assistance of a highly reputed travel website to rent their property out and goin2travel.com falls in this category.

One can find several islands listed in goin2travel.com. Also, for your information, their San Diego vacation rentals are always in high demand mainly because it is home to miles of beaches and it boasts of a mild Mediterranean climate

Another very popular place among the tourists is the Newport Beach vacation rentals, 10 miles south of downtown Santa Ana, Orange County, California. The major attraction here is the Catalina Flyer, a giant 500 passenger catamaran, provides daily transportation from the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach to Avalon, California located on Santa Catalina Island.

Another coveted place is the beaches on the Balboa Peninsula and in Corona del Mar. Crystal Cove State Park is located at the southern end of the coast.

Tranquil and pleasant vacation resorts in the earth’s most beautiful places are listed in goin2travel.com.

Friday, November 2

The Garden Isle is beckoning me.

I am a fan of Dr. Wayne Dyer, the eminent writer of spirituality. He is settled in Hawaii. He also wrote that every American, irrespective of their financial status, wish to retire in Hawaii.

In various other books also that I read, Hawaii is projected as the dream destination for travelers. Though I never had the privilege to see Hawaii, I have accumulated enough material on Hawaii that I can write a travelogue on Hawaii.

If I ever go to Hawaii, I will first contact HawaiiMlsHomefinder.com. They are a leading vacation rentals provider and many owners have listed their property for rent with them.

And if God is willing, he may offer me the resources to settle down in Hawaii and I have chosen Oahu as my choice. I have heard that Oahu real estate is very costly as it is the most sought after place in Hawaii.

From my database, I know that Kauai real estate offers fantastic ocean front villas and I have saved a specific property there. (See pictures) It is also known as the "Garden Isle", with enchanting valleys and great expanse of the ocean.









Overall, the Hawaii real estate is meant for those who are wealthy. But that is going to deter me. I will nurture my dream and I am sure it will be a reality in the near future.

Wednesday, October 31

The Edible billboard.

Life is so much amusing when I read about odd news. I am crazy about such news except the news has anything to do with violence.

For a moment, let us forget about online advertising and think about offline advertising that includes news papers, stickers, flyers, yellow pages and billboards which is also known as hoardings.

Of all these, I love hoardings that are written with excellent sentences. I have come across many copywriters who are simply brilliant.

Now, this is absolutely bizarre-a giant billboard erected that is made of real chocolate. Yes dear, 860 pounds of chocolate was used to create this billboard.

"The Easter creation, a world first, was made of 10 chocolate bunnies, 72 giant chocolate eggs and 128 chocolate panels, each weighing 2kg. The billboard took three months to plan and 300 hours for the team of 10 to build and was expected to last a week but alas was devoured by Londoners in less than three hours."-http://oddee.com

Tuesday, October 30

Do you know the Halloween horror night?

Just I was doing a review on the web release of Orlando.com, another page of their website attracted my attention.

With scary banners, the page described about the annual night event called Halloween Horror Night.

On select nighs during November also, this show is planned at the Universal Studios, Orlando. The following paragraph is being reproduced from their website.
"Plans are being made. Blades are being sharpened. Body parts are being stitched together. Once again, Universal Orlando ® Resort is making preparations for Halloween Horror Nights, ® one of the country's largest and most terrifying annual Halloween events."

Hmm.. they surely prepare you for this horror night. No boss, I am not game for this.

The best Orlando vacation packages.









-->Best Western Lakeside



Can you imagine? This beautiful hotel called Best Western Lakeside charges only $54 per day!

It is ideally located in Kissimmee, Florida. From here, Disney’s Animal Kingdom is just a mile away and two miles away is Walt Disney World Resort.

The room is equipped with satellite TV, wireless Internet access, a mini fridge and a coffee maker. You don’t believe that all these are possible for only $54 per day?

It is true dear. You get these maximum benefits from Orlando.com. Their offer of money saving orlando vacation rentals packages include a travel guide whose tips on entertainment, dining, nightlife are excellent value added service.

We get such deals not only on accommodation but on flights and car rentals too. And don’t think the hotel I mentioned above is the only hotel in their network. They have many more choices of hotels and resorts, all in the vicinity of theme parks.

For group bookings, contact 1-800-675-2636.

Where do you buy pranks?

You know all those outrageous costumes, scary masks that are used in Halloween parties-where do you buy them?

Here is a shop exclusively for such items. Visit Prank Place.
Here you can buy the myriad novelty gifts, gag gifts, t-shirts with funny pictures and many more.

Absolutely great inflatables that can be placed your wall, car bumper stickers with humorous sentences, obnoxious gift wraps and hundreds of gifts are offered at this speciality store online.


Car bumper sticker



Take a look at this talking toilet paper. Talking toilet paper allows you to record a message combined with music and then program it to play automatically whenever the toilet paper is used.













Man, what a shop!

Artificial pheromones to attract females?

And you thought humans no longer emanate pheromones though your perspiration? Sure it is true and it may be the cause of evolution though there is no concrete proof.

But you find this news from the world of science a welcome one.
Science has found a way to capture pheromone scents and provide them to the public.

Ok, what is pheromone?
A pheromone is a chemical that triggers a natural behavioral response in another member of the same species. In layman terms, it is the basic material to attract opposite sex.

Some body sprays advertisers claim that their products contain human sexual pheromones which act as an aphrodisiac.

Here is another side of pheromones. Many people have noticed that applying an unscented pheromone before going to the office can have amazing benefits. All of a sudden, people will be listening to your every word and taking your advice to heart. And since no one will be able to tell that you are wearing a pheromone, they will simply think that you are suddenly more effective at the work place. (source: Davesdaily.com)

Where to buy precious metals?

You go for shopping alone when you intend to buy dress, groceries, books, cosmetics, computer and even car. But you may invariably seek an expert’s assistance when you shop for precious metals like gold or silver.

The price of gold may not bother you because even before you enter a jewelry shop, you know its price. So what else is your concern? Why do you want someone else to accompany you?

You are apprehensive about the quality of the gold. We are all novices in this area. We can take a test drive before you pay for a car but while buying precious metals, it is not the case.

But with Monex, you don’t need anybody to accompany you. They are the most trusted name in this industry and the Americans have shown their loyalty to them for the past thirty years.

Monex Precious Metals is home to a large and dedicated staff of hard asset professionals committed to serving your precious metals investment needs and being America’s best dealer with a convenient market and competitive precious metals prices.

Monday, October 29

Austria's popular bathing lakes.

When I declined the first prize that I won, I took all the abuses possible. But only I know the reason for my action (rather inaction).

The competition was on for quite sometime. Only a week before it ended, I sent in my entries. It was a test of knowledge and knack. It was a peculiar kind of competition really.

Skipping the details of competition let me come straight to the point. The first prize that I won was a fully paid trip to Berlin, Germany. It was an international competition. I was the only person in India to have won the prize and I was just 18 at that time.

I was afraid of the lonely journey to Berlin; I did not know German language. I had a lot of misgivings about hotels in Berlin. Looking back, I don’t regret my decision even today. Now the time has come; my son is going to be employed in Berlin. I am going to accompany him.

We have decided to leave a week early so that we can see some places in Europe. We have chosen Austria, Spain and Italy for our trip.

Hotels in Vienna threw us plenty of options but we chose a hotel offered by Cheaper than Hotels. The Airport hotel in Vienna was ideal for us because there is an Indian restaurant near by it. We have heard so much about the water quality in Austria. Water in the lakes and swimming pools is so good that you can even drink.

Lake Attersee also known as the Kammersee, is the largest lake of the Salzkammergut area of Austria. It extends for about 20 km from north to south and 4 km from east to west. Its water comes from the Seeache, which flows out of another lake, the Mondsee. Due to its steady winds and clean water quality, Attersee is famous for attracting sailors and swimmers alike.

We were recommended to see kite surfing, a famous sport in Austria. For that we had to change hotels in Vienna due to proximity to Lake Neusiedl. Kite surfing differs from normal surfing by one essential feature: fastened onto the board is not a sail but a ‘water’ kite connected to the handlebar by tethers.

We found out some very cheap flights to Berlin from Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Till my son settles in Berlin, he is permitted to stay in any one of the moderately prized hotels in Berlin. This would be arranged by his employer.

I think I can stay with my son in Berlin for at least 3 days. I am eagerly looking forward to the trip.

Sunday, October 28

The flower that combats obesity.


At the outset, please note that this is not some new discovery or any breakthrough in the science.

The flower Hoodia has been eaten for centuries by San bushmen of the Kalahari to suppress their appetite while hunting. “If that is the case, won’t it be help for obese people”-the scientists asked themselves. Consequently, research is going on to produce anti-obesity drugs from Hoodia.

But yes, there is a first time news regarding this: Hoodia has flowered for what may be the first time in the UK at the Eden project in Cornwall.

The Hoodia plant is spiky and succulent. The flower has a pungent odour. It is reported as a natural appetite suppressor.

Source: BBC News

Wednesday, October 24

Do you know Tonneau covers?

But, you should know first how to pronounce ‘Tonneau’. It is pronounced ta’-no.

Though it was first used to mount passenger seats in an open car, it is now used as one of the truck accessories by mostly pickup vans and trucks. Have you seen trucks carrying pineapples? It is highly unlikely because the pineapples that are arranged neatly in baskets on the truck bed are covered by tonneau cover.

This tonneau cover is then rolled back at the time of unloading the fruit baskets. May be you will understand better when you look at the figures below.






There is one more type of tonneau cover that folds back. Mostly, such covers can be folded back thrice to reveal the truck bed fully. The installation is very easy and done in a few minutes,

BuyAutoTruckAccessories.com is a good resource to buy tonneau covers apart from a range of truck accessories that include tool boxes, hitch baskets, grille guards, bed liners and much more.

The gift paradise for homes and builders.

Roland Gifts is the best niche gift shop that I have ever seen and mind you friend, I am not exaggerating. You will quickly agree with my view when you just glance at their home page rolandgifts.com

The sell attractive and lovely address plaques, stunning doormats that can be personalized, beautiful crocks, bird houses, unique door chimes and door knockers, monogrammed cookie jars, personalized crystal jars and bowls and many more.

For example, please look at the ceramic address sign that can be very easily mounted with screws.








Apart from neighbors envy, these ceramic address plaques endure extreme weather conditions and offer clear visibility to postman, vendors and friends.

I am giving below some more images of personalized mail box, aluminum door mat and exquisite crystal bowls.

















They also sell excellent door mats made of coir, rubber door mats and cedar door mats. The entire range is eye catching and serves as valuable and useful gifts.

Builders, architects and realtors can look no further for stunning gifts to their clients.

Friday, October 19

Amazing Portraits Made With A Typewriter.


Do you know that the picture here is typed out of an ordinary typewriter.

Only these symbols were used:
@ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _.

Absolutely amazing-isn't it?

Courtesy: Weird Daily

Thursday, October 18

The complete website for travelers.

Now, this (realtravel.com) is a web site I would consider as the ultimate web site for travelers for the following reasons:

* The site features a blog in which travelers post about their traveling experiences. The first entry that I saw in it was naturally about India by Meags and Jen. They have written about Delhi and Mumbai with a faint humor.

“That evening we saw the Gateway to India where we were hassled to buy giant phallic balloons and blessed by a holy man who gave us our first bindhis (and then asked for money... apparently good luck costs at least 10 rupees). “

* The next attraction is the forum where you can ask questions about various destinations, get to know about the latest travel deals etc.

* I had a nice time looking at hundreds of photos of various places and all these photos are uploaded by travelers like you and I.


Red Fort by Smasha


* The next thing I liked is the search facility. You can search for hotels, cars and flight details for any city of your choice. For example, if you search for New Delhi from their home page, the resulting page contains maps, links to hotels and attractions and blog entries on New Delhi.

Since the website is really interactive, a semblance of authenticity prevails. A traveler requires information and there is no dearth of it in this website.

Throw pillows to cuddle.




I was not fortunate enough to enjoy the sight of children throwing pillows at each other playfully because I have only one son.

But I heard about such joyous moments from my relatives with a bit of pang. What better gift can you give to children than throw pillows with brightly colored pictures?

I simply love selecting gifts for children on their birthdays. It always gives me maximum pleasure. My recent favorite shop is Vision Bedding. They must be genius to have thought of this concept of selling bedding products exclusively. There are hundreds of breath taking bed spreads, pillow covers, blankets and dog beds.

Coming back to throw pillows, you can totally customize their purchases with your own photographs on the pillow covers to express either your taste or the children’s personalities.

You can’t find a better shop for bedding products in the Internet than Vision Bedding.

At ‘Vision Bedding’, the creation of Childrens Bedding process is simple. They use a gentle dying process to infuse pictures, you supply, onto different styles of bedding. The site offers step by step instructions, guidelines for picture uploads and price listings.

Just one look at the pictures in this blog post will tell you volumes about the quality of the pictures.

Tuesday, October 16

Do you know waterless toilet?

Waterless toilet-what a boon it will be for water starved cities like Madras, India.

First look at the image of the water closet below. I know you are eager to look at it.










Looks like any other WC-right?






How it works?
The built-in, 2-speed fan expels odours and condensation from the toilet and bathroom quietly and effectively. The venting duct can be run straight through an outer wall.

Click on the link below to see more pictures on its working.
View here.

About the firm Separett:
The family firm Seperatt AB was founded in 1976 and is one of the leading manufacturers of environmentally friendly toilets in Scandinavia.

After seeing the pictures, I am a bit confused about how it works. I hope their technicians who come to install can explain better.

Monday, October 15

Do you know 944 life?

The Internet's popular magazine is 944.com It has launched networks for people living in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, Orange County, Phoenix and San Diego individually.

t is publishing what is hot in these cities that includes events and entertainments, fashion and celebrities.

It is a place for citizens of these cities to socialise and interact.

The website is stunning with superb photographs. Members are allowed to create their own web page. In fact you can create a different page for every aspect of your personality, each completely different. You can upload photos, music and video clips too.

Thursday, October 11

How much do you need?

Whatever may be your profession such as doctor, sales representative, fruits vendor or software developer earning a five figure salary, there are times when you face a shortage of cash.

At such times, remember cashadvance1500.com as your savior. They give you cash advance without any credit check and process your loan application in just 24 hours.

You and I can apply for payday loans online for amounts up o $1500. The entire procedure is conducted with faith and trust. The processing of the cash advance request is done securely and anonymously. If approved, the loan amount is then sent overnight via wire into the applicant’s checking or savings account.

Naturally, there are some basic eligibility criteria. There won’t be any exceptions to that.

Cashadvance1500.com has tied up with several payday loans providers who sanction cash loans ranging from $500 to $1500. Instead of pledging gold at high interest rates and selling valuables for very low prices to meet emergency cash needs, availing cash advance through cashadvance1500.com is a wise thing to do.

Want to create a Halloween Meez?

Avatars are nice ways to express yourself in forums and social networks. This comes handy when people don't want to upload their real image.

Meez is a website that allows users to create their own animated avatars, or “3D I.D.” graphics, for the Web.

Halloween Meez is very popular among youth.

Users choose the gender of their human Meez, characterize them with appearance options, dress them in MeezMaker clothing, and add animations and backgrounds to further display their interests and hobbies.

Meez can also be used along side casual games where the game play drives the emotions of the Meez.

Users customize their Meez by browsing through the MeezMaker. Items to choose are organized into categories: Clothing, Animations, Accessories, and Backgrounds. In addition to these basic categories, the MeezMaker also has a number of themed buttons which group items based on interest, such as: Lil' Mama, Tokyo Street, Warped Tour, Anime, and Brandhabit . Currently there are over 120 themed categories.

I am not technically well versed to create 3D avatars but I believe this information will be useful to many who are adept at such creations.

My courtesy to Wikipedia.org.

Monday, October 8

Free store design by Ashop.

The Internet will be a useless desert without ecommerce. Not a single item can be sold, nor a cent can be sent across the world with out ecommerce.

Today, with the help of ecommerce, billions of dollars worth of business is being transacted daily through the Internet. One can send or receive money to the opposite side of the globe with ecommerce based payment gateways.

Shopping cart and payment gateways used to be developed by software professionals over a long period of time.

Now, if I want to open my online shop selling handicrafts, all I have to do is to approach Ashop.com.au for their user friendly ecommerce software with which I can build my shopping cart even though, I don’t know anything about the fundamentals of software development.

It is a web based application that requires no complicated installation. It is highly customizable and we can start selling online within a few hours!

For a nominal monthly fee, Ashop Commerce provides the best possible ecommerce solution with award winning features. They also offer a free store design.

Guinea pigs are not pigs.

Guinea Pigs-we have heard and read about them in news papers used as experimental animals in the laboratory.

But do you know that guinea pigs are neither pigs not do they come from Guinea?
Very interesting-isn't it?

Have you seen the guinea pigs? Look at the picture below.














They are originally native to the Andes. The guinea pig plays an important role in the folk culture of indigenous South Americans, especially as a food source, but also in folk medicine and in community religious ceremonies.

In Western societies, the guinea pig has enjoyed widespread popularity as a household pet since its introduction by European traders in the sixteenth century.

"Guinea pig" is also used as a by-word in English for a subject of experimentation; this usage became common in the first half of the twentieth century. Biological experimentation on guinea pigs has been carried out since the seventeenth century; the animals were frequently used as a model organism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Guinea pigs who become familiar with their owner will whistle upon approach.

Gratitude: Wikipedia.

Hunab Ku-The Great Mayan God.

Being familiar with the Hindu mythology, I found Mayan mythology very much similar to it. I love reading about our ancestors irrespective o...