Saturday, April 26, 2008

Teenager parlays $8 loan into successful website business

Ashley Qualls, at the age of 14, started her own website in 2005 with $8 she borrowed from her mom. Now her site,, grosses in excess of $1 million annually.
Ashley noticed that her friends in high school liked to personalize their MySpace pages. Her passion for graphic arts led her to create a website featuring her MySpace page background designs, available for free download. When traffic to her site grew to over a million hits daily, advertisers became interested. Now Ashley is so involved in her runaway successful business that she has had to drop out of school and retain the services of an Internet consultant.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Stem cell heart repair could save your life

Historically, patients who suffered a serious heart attack received the grim news that the heart damage was permanent and that they faced an uncertain future living with angina or congestive heart failure. The good news is that non-embryonic stem cell heart repair is now a medical reality, and an alternative to repeated bypass surgery. Miracle Stem Cell Heart Repair, by author and researcher Christian Wilde, describes this new medical technology and explains where to get it. Noted experts in the field of stem cell research have contributed information on the latest clinical trials.

Another book by Christian Wilde, titled Hidden Causes of Heart Attack and Stroke, deals with preventative cardiology—how to avoid heart disease and bypass surgery in the first place. The book describes the risk factors (like heavy coffee and red meat consumption) for heart disease and the tests your doctor should be using to assess your current heart health. In addition there is information about the nutrients which nourish the heart. Find out about the newly-discovered links between gum disease, homocysteine levels and heart disease. Learn why airline passengers on long flights are prime candidates for strokes. You need to take charge of your own heart health because today’s busy physicians have insufficient time to make an in-depth assessment of your risk factors.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Writing community resources help new and experienced writers is a writing community featuring resources for authors/writers, editors, publishers, and agents. The site features a discussion forum about “the writing life and the business of writing”. This is a place to display your work and have it noticed by publishing scouts. Exchange ideas with other writers and benefit from their experience. Browse articles on the site like these: “A Beginner’s Checklist”, “Finding Your Own Professional Editor”, “When Plagiarism Strikes”, “Never Release Your Rights”, “How To Write Query Letters”, and “Breaking Into Major Magazines”. Search a directory of authors, editors, publishers, and agents including contact information.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Cuban woman’s blog describes life in Havana

Yoani Sanchez, in defiance of Cuban government regulations and attempts to censor her site, writes daily postings to her Web log, Generation Y, on the topic of life in Havana. A linguistics graduate, Yoani’s blog covers a wide range of topics, from government policy to cultural notes. Comments from readers all over the world repeatedly praise this young lady’s efforts to exercise freedom of speech in a country where the firm hand of government rules the media. Yoani’s blog, facilitated through Wordpress, features translation from Spanish to English and German.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Share your videos on this new site

Here is a new way to share your family videos with your friends and relatives without having a gathering in your living room. is a relative newcomer to the scene. Now grandparents will be able to watch their grandchildren during those precious moments without leaving town. Kids will be able to replay their hockey games at the local arena. The site's videos are uploaded to over 4200 subject "channels", or you may create your own channel. Is your theatre group staging a performance? Upload a trailer to the site and e-mail it to people in your community or publicize it in a local newspaper ad or regular mailing.
The quality of the video you see online will depend on the quality of the camera you use to take the video. Do you have a funny video you want to share with friends or relatives, or embed in your blog? Just upload it to this site:
Click on Adrian Chen's video at the following link to see how clear the videos are on this site: