June 26, 2014

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Medical Journals Available in Electronic Format

Everything is going online and almost anything can be found in an electronic format, and this includes medical journals as well.  In fact there are plenty of websites where you can find medical journals that are related to the medical field.  You will be able to see the names of the authors and the date of the journal’s publication.  Those who are looking for sample references for their case studies usually visit these sites.

Medical journals are most especially used by medical faculty who use the information to back a previous research. Most of the time they use the most recently published ones.  It is also mentioned that the use of medical journals whether in print or electronic format has changed over time.

Since these journals are used to support a research or are needed for case study purposes, those people who often use this still choose to read the printed ones because they find it more convenient. It is also something that is handy as they can easily turn the page and read it at any time they need or want it.

Because of this, librarians and publishers are looking for ways to make electronic journals more accessible and easy to use. This is why at this time, a lot of medical journals are being translated into an electronic format. From time to time these are also updated or annotated to be able to give the most recent information to those who need them.

To check some medical information over the Internet, there are some helpful sites such as: www.healia.com, www.healthfinder.com, www.mayohealth.org, www.medscape.com, www.thriveonline.oxygen.com, www.webmd.com.  These are just some sites that can help you find your concerns with regard to medicine and anything related to it. Of course, there are still more sites that you can check on the web.  Some can even answer your most specific concerns so you simply have to careful in checking out the sites. Continue reading…

June 26, 2014

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Electronic Product Disclosure Statement

Getting insurance coverage will not keep you from experiencing accidents or any untoward incidents. However, it allows you to be covered from potential financial losses should you find yourself in a mishap.

What is a Product Disclosure Statement?

But, getting coverage does not end in contacting an insurer and paying them. You need to have a deeper understanding of what they are offering, and what you are getting. In order to achieve this transparency, insurance company usually issues Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)

This statement is compiled by the insurer and it should be made up of basic and essential information regarding the insurance policy you are getting along with its features.

The Electronic Product Disclosure Statement

With the popularity of the internet and the growing use of digital gadgets like tablets and smartphones, insurance companies are now also issuing Electronic Product Disclosure Statements. This is a PDS that is electronically distributed. They normally send as soft copy through email; which can be accessed through the use of computers, tablets, and even smartphones provided there is internet connection.

What it contains

Basically, like the traditional PDS, the electronic version should be able to provide you all the needed information about an insurance product. This information includes terms and conditions, policy benefits, and exclusions.

An EPDS should also be able to inform you regarding how the company would respond in case you make a claim for sustained losses arising from incidents covered by the policy.

This will help you better understand the insurance policy. As a result, you can make an informed decision whether the said policy is right for you or not. Continue reading…

June 26, 2014

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Tips for Creating a Reading Room

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Despite the advancement of technology today, reading remains as a very essential part of our existence. Be it for entertainment or for enriching one’s mind, reading is still one of the best activities to pass one’s idle time. This is why it is essential to have a place for reading in the home. A place where one can find quiet and peace, where he can concentrate on the task at hand without external disturbances.

In order to have a place such as this, it is best to allot one particular room which can be made into a reading room. If you have been planning on this, here are helpful tips to keep in mind when building or designing your very own reading room:

A reading room must be silent

One of the best attributes of a reading room is noise cancellation. One can never enjoy reading if time and again he will be disturbed by noise from cars and bikes passing by. The best way to achieve this is to put up noise reduction like carpets and rugs. Area rugs are very useful in eliminating or limiting external noises. They are also a lot cheaper than having the whole room carpeted and the result is almost the same.

A reading room must be comfortable

Reading, while it is a very enriching activity can prove to be tiring. That is why you must design your room to provide you comfort while you are reading. What you need to achieve is a place where you can read your favourite pieces without having to experience muscle pains from uncomfortable positions.

This can be done by putting sofas and chairs. Reading tables with book mounts can also be very helpful in promoting ease while reading. A good variation of colors can also help in lowering down eye strain. Promoting good ventilation can also greatly help you relax. Continue reading…

September 3, 2014

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Why You Should Read A Good Financial Literacy Book

I’m sure everyone in America remembers the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. It was a financial upheaval in the lives of hundreds of millions of Americans and the effects of the Global Financial Crisis continue to this day.

The reality is that, despite what the politicians tell us, the economy is not improving. Unemployment is high and underemployment is high and youth unemployment is also very high. Average American incomes are now actually declining.

On top of that the value of our homes has declined considerably and many of us are laden with debt. Many Americans live from pay check to pay check and so one single hiccup can tip them over the brink into bankruptcy.

And unfortunately financial literacy is not at the top of the list of important subjects taught in our schools.

In these circumstances, in our view, every American should be educating themselves properly about finances, and there are some wonderful books, including ebook and Kindle books, about financial literacy. (Here’s a good place to start).

So many Americans make such serious mistakes in their financial lives. For instance there are hundreds of millions of Americans who live on credit cards. However anyone with a basic understanding of the way credit cards work would understand that the cost of living on credit from credit cards is massive, and is driving many people towards financial ruin.

Using credit cards to finance a lifestyle is a terrible financial decision and one which, were you to read some good books on financial literacy, you would not make.

As well as credit cards many people are forced into high cost debt as a result of the fact they have very poor credit scores. Poor credit decisions in the past have impacted on their credit score and they are effectively locked out of more traditional forms of finance. Anyone with a high degree of financial literacy would understand the importance of these poor credit decisions, and not make them.

The reality is that now there are millions of Americans living on high cost short-term loans. There has been an increase in the number of people accessing loans such as installment loans for bad credit and payday loans for bad credit and many of these people default on repayment of the loan meaning that the loan is rolled over creating even more debt. For a good example of an installment loan for bad credit click here.

And the number of direct lenders in the market place has increased dramatically.

We urge all Americans to educate themselves about financial matters. Read a few good books on financial literacy and educate yourself on such matters as how credit reports work, your right to your free credit report, how credit cards work, how home loans work, how to save money, how to budget and so on.

It’s all available in some very good books which you can purchase at little cost on places like Amazon Kindle, on various websites or in your local bookstore.

You might find that a few dollars invested in some high-quality books about understanding Finance may well keep you out of the bankruptcy court.

July 25, 2014

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How To Use Kindle To Combat Gun Violence in America

Nowadays most people know what an e-book is. An e-book is an online book, in other words a book that is held online in digital format which is available either free or paid, and which is downloaded by the reader.

Most e-books are in PDF format and are read in a PDF viewer.

However less people are familiar with Kindle, so today I wanted to look at what Kindle is and how some people are using Kindle to help combat gun violence in America.

By gun violence in America I mean the number of people who are killed, and in particular children who are killed, by gun violence every single year. The statistics are horrified, every year somewhere around 10,000 children are killed by gun violence in the US. It sounds like our children are involved in a war, and in a way they are.

Many people are fighting against this terrible state of affairs. For instance there are websites promoting various security devices such as gun safes, in an attempt to convince more Americans to secure their weapons properly when in the home. There are organisations trying to alert parents to the problem and to make them more aware of gun safety.

However some people are also using Kindle to do the same thing. Let’s look at what Kindle is and how this is being achieved.

Kindle is a product of Amazon. Everyone knows Amazon, it’s the biggest seller of online products in the world, including books. But whilst Amazon became well known for selling hardcopy books it now sells e-books, but using its own particular type of e-book.

That type of e-book is a Kindle book. These books are in a different digital format to the regular PDF e-book’s and are read using different software. The software to read these books is developed by Amazon.

Anyone who wishes to buy a Kindle book can find them in the Kindle store on Amazon’s website. To read these books you simply download the Kindle reader to your computer and once you have a Kindle book to read you can open it in your Kindle reader. Downloading your Kindle reader is free.

And whilst you can read these books on your computer you can also read them on other devices such as tablets so you can carry your Kindle book with you wherever you go.

One of the biggest advantages of writing an e-book, including writing a Kindle book, is that the cost of producing and distributing the book is extremely low. And so for that reason many of these books are either free or extremely cheap. Commonly Kindle books are given away or are sold for less than $5 on Amazon.

So how are people combating gun violence in America using Kindle? Simply by writing books about it and distributing these books on Kindle either free or at an extremely low price. The more people who become aware of the problem, through any method at all but including by finding a book on Kindle, the more there will be a groundswell of community concern which will hopefully help in overcoming the problem in some way or other.

For instance there’s a range of books on firearm safety as well as books detailing the fight to try and keep our children safe from gun violence.

And of course because these books are quite cheap more people will be prompted to buy them, increasing community awareness.

If you’re new to Kindle why not head to Amazon and take a look at some of the Kindle books available right now.

July 11, 2014

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Five Tips for Running a Successful Blog

There are people who write because of passion. They are passionate to express their views, thoughts and opinions. These days, if you love to write, you can do so while earning a decent profit. In the advent of the Internet comes the art of blogging. Blogging is done for money and passion. You can blog about anything under the sun, drive traffic to it, increase sales for your business, and many other reasons. Here are tips to run a successful blog.

  1. Be careful in choosing the platform. You can choose free or paid blog hosts. If you opt for paid hosts, you get added features such as your own URL. If you have the budget, you can integrate your blog site to your main website or at least include links.
  1. Build relationships. Treat fellow bloggers as allies, instead of competitors. This way, you can increase traffic to your site through linking, retweeting, and sharing. Start from your social networks to reach out to them. Make sure you encourage more comments by asking a question at the end of your post. This is another way to foster strong relationships.
  1. Content is King. Blog sites are valued for their content. More readers will visit your site if you maintain informative and engaging content. Google and other search engines also give more value to content in ranking sites. It is not enough that that the blogs are rich in keyword and other SEO essentials, the very basic step is to keep content fresh and exciting.
  1. Be wary of design. Aside from content, be particular with the design. Make sure texts are easy to read. Sometimes, keeping it simple is the key, but you can add graphics, videos and images that also direct traffic to the site. Avoid unnecessary details that could make your site unprofessional.
  1. Check your metrics. If you are running a blog site to increase sales for your business, it is best to assess how your blog is ding. You can check which posts get more comments, and how many comments you are getting. You can also check the number of tweets and likes and how many customers you have gotten through your blogs. You can find more about the best online business ideas by clicking here.

Establishing presence online is essential since most people go to the web to search for something. You cannot afford to miss the significant market you can reach online. If you are running a separate website, blogging is the best way to drive traffic to it.  Check out on how to earn an income online by clicking here.