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St. Augustine woman's juggling act entertained U.S. troops during Korean War
Petry and her father, performing under the stage names Sandra Joyce and Lou Seldon, put on shows night-in and night-out for thousands of soldiers far from home. … “Every day was a good day for me, as a performer, working with the troops. It was a …
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One Arrested in Fatal Long Beach Shooting
A father mourns his 26-year-old son, who had just moved back home from San Francisco, after he was shot and killed overnight in Long Beach. Gordon Tokumatsu reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015. (Published Wednesday …
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How to Make the Law of Attraction Work Better

There is a lot of talk these days about the law of attraction and how it can work for you or against you in every day life.

I believe that people are no doubt using it but I believe that there are many people who are simply not seeing any result or at least not the results that they want. So, how can I make the laws of attraction really work for me?

Here’s what I believe can help you:

According to the law of attraction your life on the outside corresponds to the inner most dominant thought on the inside. I have no argument with this but here is where I have an issue.

I believe that many of us have no idea what our inner most dominant thought is and how it effects our life and In the law of attraction literature I have read I am given nothing to access this thought.

A lot of people may consciously think about cars or Boats, Houses or new lovers etc but in order to manifest them they have to be aware of the underlying sub conscious thought that may be there sabotaging them. Without this awareness and honesty you best efforts can be set for failure.

But How Do I access the thought? I believe that the best place to start is with the body. This is the place that will give you a true answer about how you feel at any time and this is where your reality is.

So, for a second or two focus on the body and where the tension is and ask yourself does this tension have a name?. The name that pops into your head might be the emotion that your feeling.

So, for example ask yourself – If I am looking to meet a partner and when I focus on my body I feel hurt might I be thinking consciously that I want a partner but deep down I’m afraid to be hurt? Might I in turn sub-consciously block all efforts to build a meaningful relationship because I am afraid of being hurt again? I believe so. So might the inner most dominant thought be that I must avoid being hurt? You might also ask yourself what do I really believe about myself? Do I believe that I’m a failure or useless? or Unworthy?

Many of us have these beliefs and we do a great deal to avoid bringing them to the conscious mind.

Finally, once we acknowledge what we are really feeling and thinking the energy of those beliefs and feelings tends to fade leaving us in a better position to consciously think thoughts that attract what we want.

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Smart Women Create

Women are the most creative beings on earth. You have inspiring ideas and daring dreams, however it can sometimes be a challenge to get the dreams out of your head and onto paper so you can design a plan to make it happen. Most likely, your “to-do” list is overflowing and your Big Idea hasn’t found a way to make it to the top of the list.

In my work with women, finding time to create is often the biggest obstacle they face. They can see in their mind what they want, however it’s essential to take that next step of designing a plan of action for it to become real. Once they embrace a plan to create their Big Ideas, Dreams and Goals into the world, they gain momentum and things begin to happen very fast.

I’m going to share a few solutions I use when I’ve got a burst of creativity or a new program or product that I want to get out into the world.

Whether you have a book inside of you, a new program you want to create for your business or maybe you have an idea for a new business you want to start, here are 3 solutions that are guaranteed to work every time:

1. The Golden Hour – Nearly every day, I wake 1 hour before my family to catch that “golden” hour of quiet, peaceful creative time. I have a short, meditative practice to honor the new day and then I work on new projects, journal about new ideas, articles (I’m writing this at 6am with the morning sunlight streaming in through the windows). It’s a proactive way to begin the day feeling a sense of accomplishment.
2. Change the Scenery – Sometimes you just need to grab your journal or laptop and head to the local coffee shop, library or maybe the park if the weather is pleasant. Different environments offer new perspectives and you may find yourself more creative when you leave familiar territory.
3. Check-Out and Check-in – This has made a HUGE difference in my business and my life. When I’m on a deadline or tackling a big program launch, I check out of my life and check into a hotel, B&B or retreat center for 24 hours. (my program for clients who work with me long-term is a one night stay at a local B&B where we spend a full day creating and launching their next Big Idea.) This really works if you act on it. I’m amazed each time I do this how much I can accomplish when I check-out for 24 hours.

It’s vital to protect this valuable gift of time you’ve given yourself. To maximize your creative time, get inspired and unleash your brilliance:

Say “No” to:


*Facebook, Twitter, LinkdIn

*Phone calls

Say “Yes” to:

*A timer to keep you on track and focused (most smart phones have these now. Set it for periods of 30 minutes up to 1 hour and then take a walk, grab a cup of coffee and relax before you get started again)

*A bubble bath or long steamy shower

*A glass of wine to celebrate your accomplishments

I’m always asked, “Joy, how do you get it all done?” First of all, I don’t. There are tons of ideas rolling around in my head and in my journal that I haven’t acted on–yet. However, when I make the decision to create something new for Smart Women Smart Solutions® this is exactly how I do it.

You are creative. Make it happen.


© 2011 Joy Chudacoff


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Create Your Own Custom Business Cards

Imagine yourself in a business meeting. After you are done with the presentation, your clients were totally impressed with your presentation and want to contact you in the future. When they ask for your business card, you fumble on your pocket for a pen and a small piece of paper. Since you can’t find any, you end up borrowing your client’s pen and ripping a piece of paper from your files.

Not very impressive, right?

What could have saved you from such embarrassment is a small piece of paper that contain all your personal and business details called the business card. This is a very important tool in promoting, not only yourself but also your business. Professional business cards can be a bit pricey but there are other cheap alternatives like a custom business card.

Whether you work in a large company with a deep pocket for expenses or a small one working on a tight budget, custom business cards may just be what you need. Creating custom business cards is not very complex nor does it require specialty tools and applications. It can be created without much requirement and trouble. If you want to create your own custom business card, read on.

In creating your own custom business cards, you can use built in wizards in your computer applications. If you’re not pretty used with these applications, you can utilize their wizard which will guide you with a step by step process towards creating your own custom business card. These wizards often contain questions and on how you want your business card like the template that you want to use, the personal details that you want to put in as well as your company’s logo. Once all the questions have been answered, it will show you the end product for review before it is printed. The entire process only requires a couple of minutes and the options are trouble free. Depending on the application that you will use, you can create different themes for your custom business card.

You can add decorative shapes and images to make your business card more appealing and apt for your business. There are a lot of royalty free images that you can find online so you can be as creative as you want to be with your business cards. All you have to do is copy the image on your hard drive and insert in on the application to your business card using the “Inset Picture from File” option.

Other than using desktop applications, you can also layout your custom business card online. There are a lot of sites that offer free templates and creating your own customized business card can be done using a wizard. Everything is done hassle free and easily accomplished in a matter of minutes. All you have to do is find the option that best suits your needs.

There you go. If you don’t want to be in the same embarrassing position as what I have illustrated earlier, go and create your own business cards.

Jen has been writing about custom business card for more than 2 years now.

Elkhart nonprofits work to make south-central Elkhart safer, cleaner, better

Elkhart nonprofits work to make south-central Elkhart safer, cleaner, better
Elkhart police, working with the Elkhart Housing Authority, augmented their presence in Washington Gardens, the public housing complex, after a pair of shootings dating to late last year. There's My Hood Needz Me. And on and on. But as Jason Moreno, …
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Midmorning work breaks better, study says
The study also found that workers who take shorter, more frequent breaks during the say tend to be more productive, but Siekerka believes it depends on the specific situation. “There may be some people who are so passionate about their work that they …
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California Accessibility Laws Create Small Business Liability

Have you ever walked into a public restroom in California and wondered about the odd placement of a mirror on the wall or the unusual spacing of fixtures? If so, you have gotten a glimpse of what California builders, remodelers, owners, developers, architects, as well as planning and code officials, are required to address every time they build, remodel, or repair a public facility — any building open to the public. By law, they must follow the most-current accessibility requirements in the California Building Code (Title 24), the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG), and related materials. These California requirements, which are much stricter than those in the Federal ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), apply to all commercial and public buildings and public areas in the state. This includes restaurants, theaters, factories, hotels, motels, just to name a few.

These accessibility standards require that all members of the public, virtually without exception, have access. The design must be approved by local zoning boards before the plans are approved. Accessibility standards apply not only to new construction, but may be applied to remodeling or renovation of existing buildings. This affects many older businesses.

The 2000 Census identified nearly 6.2 million Californians as having a disability. By the year 2010, this number is expected to increase to 11 million. California state government is responsible for providing service to all citizens, and accessibility laws ensure that these services are extended to those with disabilities.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 to improve access for the disabled to almost every public business. Buildings are required to have barrier-free entryways, toilet facilities designed for wheelchair access, signs in Braille, low countertops, obstacle-free passageways, reserved parking, and numerous other features. Despite the enactment of the ADA, many in the disabled community report that a majority of businesses have made little or no effort to comply with this 15-year-old law.

For this reason, some people with disabilities have made it their crusade to ensure that the law is followed. While most disabled customers are motivated by a sincere desire to ensure access for all, there is a small group of opportunists who have partnered with a few law firms to track down and file suit against any business where they can find even the most trivial violation. These law firms appear to be responsible for the majority of ADA lawsuits — in fact, there have been over 1,000 ADA accessibility suits filed by just one professional plaintiff. That 1,000-suit plaintiff, George Louie, canvasses Northern California small businesses and calls himself a rebellious litigant.  In Southern California, another litigant ADA enforcer, Jared Molski, has filed close to 500 lawsuits against gas stations, bowling alleys and small businesses. Molski has dubbed himself as the Sheriff.

Maybe California provides a fertile litigious society that fuels this wildfire of lawsuits. Two California ADA statutes provide either $ 1,000 or $ 4,000 in minimum damages, plus attorney fees, for each successful claimant. An aggressive, highly observant claimant can maximize these awards by individually listing each condition he finds. Some file for damages against dozens of businesses at a time. This is the plight small business owners find themselves in. Many of them, when faced with such a lawsuit, end up just handing thousands in cash to the complainant, rather than fighting a court battle that will likely cost them even more.

Part of the problem is, ironically, that California standards are higher than those mandated by the Federal ADA. In some cases, state and federal regulations are in direct conflict. A business can follow ADA requirements to the letter and still be in violation of California law. It is estimated that only 5 percent of California public buildings are in complete compliance.

Few building inspectors and architects are fully informed on every nuance of state compliance standards. The ADA and California requirements for building accessibility are given in intricate, technical detail in state pamphlets. However, without any illustrations or diagrams, where the contractor can see how to build to those requirements, many are just making their best guess. Add to the misinformation and flawed interpretation the law firms that make their fortunes by sending clients in wheelchairs to find accessibility violations, and you have a big problem for California businesses and the contractors who build for them.

Bill Grote has worked as a professional painter, remodeler, homebuilder and property manager of many old, ancient homes. He is now employed with Craftsman Book Company as Marketing Manager.

For clear illustrations and instructions on how to avoid ambiguities in interpreting California accessibility laws refer to the “California Accessibility Reference Manual” available from or

The “California Accessibility Reference Manual” is filled with large clear illustrations of accessibility requirements and dimensions in feet and inches, that can be easily followed and applied to any small business to bring it into compliance with California accessibility standards. Applying the standards in this book may save the life of your business.

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War veterans find calm, focus through woodworking in Jackson

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U.S. Army Sgt. Ray King, an Iraq war veteran, joins other servicemen at the American Legion Post 43 for part of the 21st Century Heroes wood-carving camp Oct. 18 in Jackson. The nonprofit organization aims to support veterans' mental health by teaching …
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UN group condemns Malaysia's 'arbitrary' detention of Anwar Ibrahim
“The Working Group considers that the adequate remedy would be to release Mr Ibrahim immediately, and ensure that his political rights that were removed based on his arbitrary detention be reinstated,” said the report by the Working Group on Arbitrary …
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Create Facebook Business Page

This guide will show you how to create a Facebook Like Page for your business or organization, including how to set up an initial Landing (or Welcome) Page (or Tab) to give a new visitor a great experience. Subsequently we will be writing other informative articles in this area about Facebook Like Page design and engaging with your Fans.

Step 1: How to Create a Basic Facebook Business Page:

1. The first stage in how to create a Facebook business Page is to set up a basic Business Like Page and then customize:

2. From your personal profile, go to any other company’s or person’s own Like Page.

3. Click on ‘Create a Page’ (located in the bottom left of the page)

4. The best choice on the next page for an effective Like Page is ‘Brand or Product’; this can be fine-tuned later if necessary.

5. Next, you can choose the type of business/organization you are, under ‘chose a category’.

6. Then you can type the name of your brand (and name of your new Like Page) into the ‘Brand or Product’ box.

7. Your basic Like Page will now be created – ready for customization.

8. The first ‘tab’ within your new Like Page that you will see is the helpful ‘Get Started’ page. Click the ‘Update Category’ button.

9. The ‘Get Started’ tab guides you through some of the things that you will need to and we will revisit this in a later guide. Our first priority is to customize your Like Page with a page known as a ‘Landing’ or ‘Welcome’ page (or Tab).

10. After you have confirmed the Category of your page (‘Update Category’); you have created your basic Like Page.

11. You now have a basic Like Page set up; all ready to customize and make it more effective.

Step 2: Creating Content for Your Welcome/Landing Page

To create this content I use a company called Squarespace. Squarespace is a hosted web building tool that makes it very easy to create your own high quality web site(s). We are going to use it to create some HTML code to input into our Welcome Tab for our Facebook Like Page.

Note: You do not have to use Squarespace; there are many tools for doing this. What we are trying to achieve here is to create some content using a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor. This enables you to create content very easily – just typing in your copy (text) and inserting pictures, video, forms, et cetera, just the way that you would using Microsoft Word. Using these tools (or applications) you can then choose to view the HTML version of what you have created. You can then copy and paste this HTML code into your Welcome Page on Facebook and the facebook fan page business Page will be created.

1. Once your Welcome Page content has been created in your WYSIWYG editor and you have viewed and copied the HTML version of that content, we are ready to past that HTML content into the Facebook Like Page Welcome tab.

2. We can then go back to the Facebook Welcome page that you should still have open (if not – don’t worry, just go back to Facebook and open the Welcome page again).

3. Then right-click with your mouse and paste the HTML code into the top box from the two in the Facebook Welcome page editor.

4. You can then see the HTML code in the Welcome Page box.

5. Then click the ‘Save and view tab’ button to save what we have.

6. Then click on view your tab as a fan (or as a non-fan; it does not matter at this point).

7. You will then be able to see your new Welcome page as your visitors will.

8. We can still add more content in the form of pictures and video to make it more appealing, but the basic technical techniques have been covered here now.

Step 3 – Adjusting Settings For Your Welcome Page.

We now need to set our Like Page so that whenever a new visitor comes to our Like Page, they see the Welcome Page first.

1. From the ‘Get Started’ page click on the Edit Page button.

2. You will then see the ‘Manage Permissions’ page.

3. Currently the default Landing Tab will be set to ‘Wall’.

4. Select the drop-down menu and change the option to ‘Welcome’.

5. The Default Landing Tab is now set to ‘Welcome’.

6. You can then click on ‘View Page’ to exit from the edit mode.

7. You can then navigate around your Like Page by using the tabs on the left of the page.

8. Each time you click on the Welcome page you will see the HTML version of the page. You just need to click on the ‘Save and view tab’ to see the page as your visitors will see it.

9. And view tab as a non-fan.

10. It is now possible to use a WYSIWYG/HTML editor (like Squarespace) to add further content to your Welcome page.


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While Online Video Viewing Is Up, TV Ads Still Work Better; Here's How to
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