If you grew up in the 80s, there’s a pretty good chance you remember Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future. The Landmark Entertainment / Mattel produced show was essentially designed to move piles of action figures off of the store shelves. And move them they did. Every single week, kids were invited to use their XT-7 jet to fire at the army of the vicious Lord Dread while watching the show. And the mind blowing part (when I was younger anyway) was that the show fired back! Sigh. Technology innocence, how I miss you. Even though the few Captain Power toys I had are now in the giant landfill in the sky, I still have a VHS tape of one of the Training Videos that was available. Maybe I’ll have to do an entire post on the totally radicalness (yes, I just made that word up) of the entire Captain Power concept. I never had the jets when I was younger (my friends had them, but they were too expensive for me), but I did have more than a few of the action figures. Even though I was starting to outgrow toys at that point, the cool colored bits of chrome on each figure were pretty cool. Couple that with the fact that the whole thing centered around the video game idea of shooting at the TV, and I was sold. Chrome and violence, that’s my weakness…
Anyway, for your Wednesday Awesome, enjoy this gag reel from the set of Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future.
And now we know. A new shirt design from Nerduo. The initial run has sold out, so if you didn’t get it, then you missed your chance.
I’ve become quite smitten with Flash this semester, which isn’t terribly surprising considering it represents the culmination of many of my skills. I first tried my hand at making something years ago, but quickly realized that I didn’t have the chops for it. The program fascinated me though, and the sheer number of possibilities with it was endless.
So far, I’m loving it. I get to use just about every skill I’ve honed over the years; sound design, graphic creation, interface design, programming, film editing, writing… all of it. Everything and anything I want, I can make happen (well, eventually I’ll be able to at least).
As I said, this is the second thing I’ve made in Flash. The assignment was to create an interactive piece that told a story, and had at least 2 decision points and 4 possible endings. Well obviously, the first thing that popped into my head was to pay homage to the role-playing games I grew up with.
Many have the common misconception that life insurance is not a need for the parent who is not in role of breadwinner for the household income. Although, that parent who stays home contributing to the household by caring for chores & children does not receive monetary compensation, the questions to ask are, “What is their overall value to replace them, and does it require a life insurance policy?”
Here is why those who stay at home caring for the family need a life insurance policy. The value of a mother, if compensated estimates around $60,000 annually. This is based on a compilation of labor details, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of what it would cost to pay someone else the entire year for the services the mother rendered. Things like childcare, cooking, cleaning services, health education, personal care aides, are all services that mother’s take on a regular basis while staying home. This figure works for a stay at home father as well.
The point is…it is not only the breadwinner that provides an income to maintain the lifestyle of the family both contribute to the household and if either parent is lost, and neither had bought a life insurance plan, the percentage of keeping the lifestyle the same after the loss of one is slim. It is a much higher risk to be without, than to purchase the safety net of a life insurance policy for both parents.
There are thousands of life insurance companies, all of which want individuals to buy from them, when searching affordable life insurance quotes start with term insurance. Term insurance is an affordable option when both parents want to buy a policy. The premiums for each will vary due to life insurance companies weighing the risks of each individual in the case of death benefit payout.
Generally, life insurance companies will consider gender, age, tobacco use, and health status. Though insurance companies are looking at the risks for the possibility of a claim during the term; remember parents must consider the risk of what might happen with their children if one or both die prematurely. Life insurance provides peace of mind that they are financially cared for. For a quote on term life insurance, click here for more info.
Summer is the time to switch up the way you do your hair. Headed out to the beach than wear your hair with beach waves, going to evening party with friends, put your hair in a topknot. BuyHair, a hair extensions online superstore, provides you with a huge selection of hair changes.
Maybe you do not have enough hair to wear a topknot? No worries, with a product like, the heat resistant top bun with drawstring (Artemis Brand), less than forty pounds at buyhair.co.uk, having enough hair to style is now the least of your troubles. One of the fun things about being a girl is the option to accessorise.
Hair extensions, hairpieces, and clips-ins make it where accessories are not limited to shoes, jewellery, and handbags. You can change your hair look every day if you wanted. At www.buyhair.co.uk, they have buns, clip in fringe (bangs), ponytails, feather clip ins, coloured highlights, and more. Do you want crazy colours of pink or turquoise in your hair? Do not damage your natural hair when there are options of easy coloured hairpieces that clip into your hair in a matter of seconds.
Celebrities change their hair all the time and now, you can too! Hair clip ins are a fun way to change your appearance in minutes without having to go to the salon. Some of the most talked about celebrities, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Katie Holmes, all use hair extensions to go from short to long hair for an evening out.
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It is easy for those who are healthy to determine they really do not need health insurance coverage. Some even believe it does not apply to them and they forego any type of coverage. This is about why health coverage is important, even if you are a healthy individual.
First, let’s define health insurance. Health insurance policies, for example, the Fortegra Health Insurance plan, is a contract between the insured and the insurance company stating that they agree to pay a portion of medical costs incurred at the time of sickness or injury.
Health Insurance works much like property insurance. People do not question the need for home insurance because they know there is a chance of unexpected damage and expenses from a storm, flooding, or any other type of natural disaster. Disease is very much equivalent to a natural disaster inside the body, and it is health insurance that will help pay for treatments to repair the damage.
People also procrastinate and put off the purchase of life insurance because they are young and healthy. Being healthy does not keep a person immune from unexpected events that often happen in life. Before deciding that health insurance and life insurance is not necessary, speak to a licensed representative and learn of the benefits of having a term life insurance policy, like the Fortegra life insurance plan.
Medical costs are high and one trip to the hospital can mean thousands in debt if an individual does not have health insurance. Medical costs do not disappear if a person dies, which is why life insurance is important. Both health and life insurance assist in the high costs of care; get a quote for both at online insurance sites like www.fortegra.com.
Many benefit from preventative screenings available through health insurance plans. When an individual has health insurance, they are more likely to participate in health screenings that could save their life. Preventative care is often the result of early detection of life threatening diseases in an individual. Without health insurance, some will elect not to have regular checkups and that decision could mean the difference between life and death.
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People are typically leery of a saleer sperson, when a telemarketer contacts them on the phone; they do their best to get off the call as quickly as possible and do not care if they are rude in the process. Direct marketing, takes out the salesperson, and connects to the consumer through the mail or through their email account. Sending the consumer promotional mailers are much more successful an approach, than contacting them through the telephone.
The main weakness to direct marketing it that there are times the promotional materials are mailed to the wrong recipient. This happens when a business has not stayed current and up-to-date on their mailing lists. One of the ways to guarantee delivery to a prospective client is to purchase quality mailing lists from a data collection company like Marketing File. Or, if the company already has a mailing lists do a comparative check on the current data.
Marketing File, a UK data collection agency, stays current on any UK address that has elected to be on the Mailing Preference Service, which helps a company on their marketing campaigns simply by eliminating any address they have on their list, where the recipient will not respond to a mailer. Even though it might cost to do the mailing list comparison and to clean up the company’s data list, it is more cost effective because it keeps the company from mailing out any marketing material that will not get a successful response.
There is strength to utilising a personal salesperson, but they can be used for feedback on the mailers sent out, making the follow up calls, instead of being used to make initial contact with the prospective client. Salespersons have the opportunity to handle and diffuse any problem on the spot since they are speaking directly with the prospect versus only having the mailer to communicate the company’s incentive.
Understanding the client’s needs and the target market is the first key to a successful marketing campaign, be a step ahead when using the demographic information provided by Marketing File, click to read further
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Wedding planning is extremely intense, especially when you take it all on by yourself. Remember that you have your mom, your bridal party, your mother-in-law-to-be, and your groom to help with the planning. The biggest mistake that brides-to-be make is not getting enough people involved in the planning. Yes, this does take away a bit of control, but those you delegate certain tasks to, need merely to do the researching online, so you can view the site later and make the final decision.
Mum and mum-to-be want desperately to be involved. So assign tasks to them right away. For instance, let mum-to-be, research wedding flowers at www.flowers4design.co.uk. Give her a few ideas as to what you want, in regards to the wedding theme and colours and let her do the searching. Let her know your favourite flowers and any wedding bouquets ideas you have in mind, so she will know what to look for on the wedding flower website.
If you want to purchase flowers in bulk or buy entire wedding collections and save on costs, encourage her to visit Flowers4Design Ltd. Flowers4Design sell wedding flowers at a fraction of the price that traditional florist sell their flower stock. The flowers are high quality, fresh, and last longer than flowers purchased in a traditional way. They have selections of already pre-made wedding collections that make buying flowers easy and less stressful.
Once, mum-to-be is on task to researching online florists like Flowers 4 Design, assign your mum the task of designing the “just married” sign for the wedding car. If you plan to rent a car for the wedding, give mum a few ideas and let her do the online researching of companies and pricing. Next, let the maid-of-honor plan more than the bachelorette party; get her involved in helping put together the guest seating arrangements or the rehearsal dinner party planning.
Do not forget the groom-to-be let him be involved in the planning as well. Cake tastings is always a great place to start, as well as, helping to decide on the catering company. Weddings are stressful to plan but it is important to have those who love you, help support the event with being directly involved in the planning. Delegate a few of the responsibilities to others, and save yourself the stress of doing it all on your own.
Sometimes the best holiday option for a family is reserving a home, a fully furnished place that has included kitchen and useable kitchen wear. This allows families stay within a “normal” routine, whilst changing the background of that routine to an area they have never traveled. Self-catering Northumbrian cottages makes this possible. Take your holiday as a family, to a favourite Northumberland cottage, without the hassle of rental cars and the stress of dealing with hotels while trying to relax.
For instance, take the entire family, including the dog, and stay at one of Grace Darling Holidays quaint and comfortable cottages. Conifer Cottage, one of the many Northumbria cottages available, is a beautiful home situated at Kimmerston with amazing views of the Cheviot Hills. The cottage sleeps up to six guests comfortably is pet-friendly and the activities near the area are endless. Go for a day trip to Berwick and Alnwick, and boat trips to Farne Islands.
Enjoy outside activities like fishing, horseback riding, tennis, walking trails at the National park, and visit the close villages. Wooler, for example, is the getaway town in Northumberland where visitors come to savour the sights of the Cheviot Hills. They bicycle or hike the many trails offered by the Northumberland National park.
The park is located at the border of Scotland towards the north and just south of the Hadrian Wall (built by Roman engineers), according to Wikipedia, the history of the area and park reaches back over 10,000 years. Take the family to visit the archaeological sites that make up the rich past of Northumberland.
Go ahead over to www.gracedarlingholidays.com, and view the vast array of luxury self-catering cottages each one of them unique, charming, and set in an area with a “view”. That means that every cottage whether it is a converted barn or a townhouse is either surrounded by views of open farmlands, the Cheviot Hills, the coastline, of Bamburgh castle.
There are large parts of Northumberland deemed to be an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,” the land itself hold significant value to Wales, Northern Ireland, and in this case England. The purpose of deciding an area to be considered “natural beauty” is to conserve parts of England that maintains its surreal beauty despite the world’s progress.
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