Publishing Scams: Six Screaming Red Flags "Start up"

It’s heartbreaking. You go to a local fair, and there, at the author’s table, is a line of smiling applicants, eager to sell their books. Some are beautiful books, either self-published or produced by traditional publishers. But many are poorly written, poorly produced, with amateurish covers and cheap bindings. The author’s smiles are fading as they realize the world isn’t […]

Reflecting on the beauty of nature: 20 activities for children and parents to appreciate and enjoy nature

Children study nature in schools from the point of view of science; identify tree names, learn about photosynthesis, and study the differences between cumulus clouds and cirrus clouds. There is another aspect of nature that many people miss. What is missing are the inner experiences that nature stimulates, including wonder, expanding perceptions, beauty, self-reflection, creative insights, joy, peace, inspiration, and […]

8 tips for setting up a fun children’s study area

Parents . . . Do you want your children to succeed in school? Want less fuss when it’s time for homework? Most parents realize that success in school leads to success in life. So how can parents encourage children to love learning? Consider establishing a “Children’s Study Zone” in your home. These 8 tips will help you create a colorful […]

Greyhound Handicap – Focus on Winning

I am married to someone who has ADD. My two children have it too. Everyone has trouble paying attention and focusing on one thing at a time, because they are easily distracted by what’s going on around them. I love you all, but I am the exact opposite. I am a worker, a hub. My mind stays with one thing […]

Social Media Marketing Trends

Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn and many others have a new kid in town vying for the crown of social media and top marketing trends. Google launched its Google+ social networking site in June 2011 and it’s ready to take the internet by storm. Within a month, it reached more than 20 million users and could very well overtake Facebook, which […]

Work from home as a self-published writer

There have always been creative people, but the rapid advancement of mass communication and information technology means that opportunities now exist to announce our creativity to the world like never before. Whether you are a musician or still life artist, composer or graphic designer, there is a vehicle through which you can share your work with your target audience at […]

Understanding antique Louis XV furniture

History of the period: Louis XV was the grandson of King Louis XIV and ruled France from 1715 to 1774. He is best known for being one of the most unpopular kings in France. During his reign, he managed to upset almost every social group in his country, but surprisingly, in its own unique way, that segregation of his people […]

The 3 Big Advantages of the Herb Garden Kit

If you’ve spent any time researching Herb Gardens, you’ll know about an Herb Garden Kit. Herb Kits are preset gardening solutions that make your plans to start an indoor or outdoor herb garden that much easier. If you want to learn how to start your own home herb project and don’t have a lot of experience yet, a great place […]

How to make a really creative shoebox diorama

A shoebox diorama can be much more than just a miniature scene. It can be a creative display that really wows people. Here are some creative tips and suggestions on how to make your shoebox diorama really special. Select a unique shell for your diorama When making a shoebox diorama the first thing to do is think outside the box! […]

The Best Diets to Lose Weight – The Diet of Fruits and Vegetables

Weight loss is undoubtedly one of the most discussed topics on TV shows and among friends and colleagues. People are interested in reducing their weight and reducing it fast. A popular weight loss technique is the fruit and vegetable diet plan. While this encourages rapid weight loss, it could set you up for fat gain without proper measures. the way […]