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2 Virtual Tour/E-Learning Scripts

Morton Arboretum

Welcome to Morton Arboretum, home to more than 36 HUNDRED native trees, shrubs, and plants. This virtual guide provides a snapshot of what to expect when you visit our Wheaton, Illinois location. First, let’s look at how to get the most from your virtual tour. See the 5 Main tabs across the top of your screen--Introduction, Trees, Shrubs, Plants, and Frequently Asked Questions? The “Introduction” tab is highlighted because your tour automatically started here when you clicked the “Enter” button on the home page. Use your mouse to click on a different Key page. Each Key page lists subcategories in its left pane. Hover your mouse over each subcategory to view a drop-down menu, then click the subtopic you want. Use the black scroll bar to navigate subcategories. Use the white scroll bar at the right of your screen to navigate each Main page. Now let’s continue.

Incline Village

Hello—you’ve arrived at Incline Village in scenic Lake Tahoe! Click “Enter” now to join our virtual tour of magnificent Village features. Click on any of the 5 tabs—Golf, Tennis, Skiing, Event & Meeting Facilities, or Local Attractions for a close-up look. Click the red Pause button or the yellow Zoom button at any time to take in even more detail. Visit Frequently Asked Questions by clicking the FAQs (“fax”) icon—it’s located at the top right of your screen. Now let’s get started!

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A story

Every moment has a story. And every story matters

The first men painted stories on stone walls, the ancient Egyptians chose the chisel instead.

The Incans told story with dances and fire, aborigines told it with star and spear.

Stories are at the very essence of human life. They count the breaths of every sunrise, the beats of every emotion and the silence of every heart. Stories take the fleeting temporal and makes them eternal.

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A&E Fashion Special

If you're in the market to liven up your décor, here are some racy new items you can buy now to express your colorful side!

Why not invest in functional art? Charlotte Beyorlin's geometric rugs blend swatches of velvet, suede, wool and leather to create a truly sensory delight.

Fly away on this zany propeller stool. Aviation inspired legs support an elegant velvet cushion blending frivolity and form.

Hand-stitched leather lamps can really lighten up a room. Mix and match the textured shades for a funky effect.Hang on to these fuzzy hangers from Domis. Unique bristles deter wrinkles and make a colorful addition to a bare closet.

And here's another way to add some edge and comfort to your home. These authentic Tibetan lamp accessories are very hot among today's designers.

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Abiogenic Theory

The abiogenic theory holds that hydrocarbons were a component of the material that formed the earth, through accretion of solids, some 4.5 billion years ago. With increasing internal heat, liquids and gases were liberated, and because they were less dense than the rocks, buoyancy forces drove them upward. In favorable conditions, the upward journey from the regions of origin would be dammed temporarily in porous rocks at depths that our drills can reach, and from which we then derive commercial petroleum.

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Adopted Children Seeking Biological Parents

It is natural for an adopted child to be curious about his or her biological parents or siblings. By collecting as much background information as you can during the adoption process, you may be able to satisfactorily answer some of your child's questions. At least until he or she is old enough or able to get further information on their own.

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Adopted Children Seeking Birth Parents

Adopted children are naturally curious about their birth parents and siblings. Gathering as much background information during the adoption process will prove to be helpful as your child grows. Having concrete answers to your child’s questions will provide a foundation for future conversations. This kind of honesty is essential for building a solid relationship. It also creates an environment for a grown child to confidently pursue additional information on their own.

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Air Processor 2000

To install a new capsule into your air purifier, switch the unit “off.” Then remove the new capsule from it’s protective wrapping. Open the capsule cap by turning in the direction opposite to that indicated by the arrow on the cap. Insert the capsule in the cap until the tabs catch the cap. Insert the complete cap into the air purifier. Turn the cap in the direction of the arrow. And then switch the unit back “on.” Your air purifier will now release a pleasant fragrance during operation. Either choose “repeat” to watch this demonstration again, or it will automatically close.

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn Nobel Lecture (Excerpt)

A work of art contains its verification in itself; artificial, strained concepts do not withstand the test of being turned into images; they fall to pieces, turn out to be sickly and pale, convince no one. Works which draw on truth and present it to us in live and concentrated form grip us, compellingly involve us, and no one ever, not even ages hence, will come forth to refute them.

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AllState Insurance

Congratulations, you just bought Allstate Home Owners Insurance. And now, if your home or property suffers a covered loss or is damaged, you’ll be covered, and that’s a good feeling. However there are some things that can’t be replaced, so that’s why it’s so important to prevent the damages from occurring in the first place. Here, you’ll learn what steps you can take to make your home safe and secure.

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Alltel's 401k Plan

If the concept of long-term investing is new to you, you'll profit from learning a few basics of investing. Watching this video is a start. We'll provide you with a general background on investing and specific information on the funds available in the ALLTEL 401K plan. We can't advise you which investment selections are best for you, but hope to provide information that will allow you to make sound decisions for yourself. We'll start by taking a look at how money in the 401K plan might grow over the course of 25 years, considering various levels of contributions.

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American Airlines

Welcome aboard American Airlines coast-to-coast service. We’ll be happy to do everything possible to make your flight with us a most pleasurable experience. We’ll provide you with all the information you need to know about your flight, your destination, and the equipment on which you are currently flying. In addition, we are proud to present our American Airlines feature film presentation, for our transcontinental passengers. We’d like you now to remove the plastic insert found directly in front of you in the seat back pocket. Please review the safety information during the flight for your own protection, in the unlikely event of an in-flight emergency.

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American Life Investment -personal Finance

Even if you’re in the second half of your life, there is no time like the present to take stock of your financial situation. And how you deal with those personal finances will determine a lot about the quality of your life. That’s why “American Life Investment” brings you this, “My Retirement Planning” video.

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Amica Life Insurance

In the next fifteen minutes, you will learn the four steps towards a better retirement. An IRA will be a key player in almost any retirement plan. Here are some steps you can take now to make your IRA work harder for you and help secure a more comfortable retirement. The earlier you start contributing to a tax-deferred annuity, the larger your nest egg can grow. Over time, the combination of tax deferral and compound interest can be dramatic. Although you can open an IRA annuity with as little as 50.00, make the maximum contribution.

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Apex

This “how to” video is designed to teach you how to draw a basic area using Apex.
In future videos, we will show you how to use the more advanced features of Apex that will help you get around those special or odd circumstances. For now, lets stick to the basics.

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Availability

Availability of business applications is required for a company to stay competitive, productive, and profitable. Application users require availability or else the business suffers. Service providers must establish an infrastructure to support the availability requirements, or they may be subject to fines and penalties. Unavailability is visible to the organization, to the organization's customers, and to the media. Attaining the desired availability does not happen by just installing lots of hardware or software. It must be planned, designed, and implemented using specific techniques.

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Availability

Availability
Availability of business applications is required for a company to stay competitive, productive, and profitable. Application users require availability or else the business suffers. Service providers must establish an infrastructure to support the availability requirements, or they may be subject to fines and penalties. Unavailability is visible to the organization, to the organization's customers, and to the media. Attaining the desired availability does not happen by just installing lots of hardware or software. It must be planned, designed, and implemented using specific techniques.

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Baby Massage

This video is for parents…and grandparents…and for you, because you want your baby to thrive. For a baby, touch is talk. Touch is the most developed sense a small baby has. Skin to skin contact is a powerful way to communicate with your baby before your baby can talk to you. Give your baby the gift of feeling deeply connected to you. Make sure your child knows what positive touch is all about. Create a deep and lasting bond. Years later, when your grown child gives you a big hug or confides in you, you will be glad that you gave them a special way of communicating with you.

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Bacteria

The bacteria are assigned to the kingdom Monera, also called Prokaryotae. On average, the prokaryotic cells of bacteria are much smaller, and much simpler in structure, than eukaryotic cells. Most prokaryotes are one-celled, although many kinds occur as filaments (strings) or clumps of independent cells.
Some bacterial fossils date from 3.5 billion years ago, long before the evolution of cells recognizable as eukaryotes of the modern type. Today, bacteria are still by far the most numerous organisms, flourishing in almost every conceivable habitat, including our own bodies.

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Ballroom Dancing

Just as you can’t run without first learning how to walk, you can’t dance without first learning how to connect with your partner. So let’s try one of the simplest of moves… the FoxTrot. Now, grab your partner. Ladies, bring your feet together. Men, flatten your stomach.

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Bank Employee Training Web Video

When you first open a Client Interaction, you will be on the Identification Page. This is the default page for all client interactions. Please confirm the caller's Social Security Number before continuing. Once confirmed, click the "next" button, like this. Great, now let's move on to step-2.

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Basketball Video

Nothing is more frustrating for a basketball player than to come into a season in top shape, only to find himself sitting on the bench. That's what this Fastbreak Basketball video is for. In the next hour, you'll learn how the "Flexible Fastbreak System" can transform you from a bench warmer into a player. And where else better to begin than drills. Listed for you are the five most important drills: lead-up, breakdown drills, secondary breaks drills, …….

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Beginning Scuba

During open water certification, a scuba diver is taught that the most important rule in scuba diving is to breathe continuously and to avoid holding his breath underwater. But why is this rule so important?
Scuba diving is different from snorkeling or free diving. When a snorkeler or freediver takes a breath from the surface and dives down, the air in his lungs compresses due to the pressure of the water.
Steps to Avoid a Pulmonary Barotrauma
A lung over-pressurization injury is known as a pulmonary barotrauma, and can occur at both microscopic and macroscopic levels if a diver holds his breath and ascends. A pulmonary barotrauma is a dangerous injury because it can force air into a divers chest cavity or blood stream.
The Take Home Message About the Most Important Rule in Scuba Diving:
The rule to never hold your breath when scuba diving is important both for dive safety and dive efficiency. A diver who holds his breath underwater will not decrease his air consumption or prolong his dive. He merely increases the concentration of carbon dioxide in his lungs which makes him feel starved for air.

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Berlitz - The German Coast Guard

Improve your English.

Berlitz

Language for life.

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Biogenetic Law

Commonly summarized as “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny” (on-TA-jeh-nee re-cah-PIT-you-lates fill-AH-jeh-nee), biogenetic law posits that the embryonic stages in the development of an individual (its ontogeny) repeat the evolutionary history of its ancestors (its phylogeny). A corollary of the biogenetic law is the idea that new evolutionary features are typically added at the end of development, with formerly adult, or “terminal” stages gradually being compressed into progressively earlier stages (or sometimes being eliminated outright).

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Blue Angels

Strap yourself in for a high-altitude, history-making adventure -- you’re about to experience the thrill, precision, and aerial artistry of the Navy’s Blue Angels. This video opens the cockpit on this legendary squadron as they take off on their first European tour in 20 years. You’ll soar above Russia, where MIG fighters intercept and escort the BLUE ANGELS -- the first U.S. Military flight demo team ever to appear in the former enemy’s skies. You’ll discover the team’s illustrious story through archival footage and interviews with pilots and crews. And you’ll co-pilot an F-18 Hornet through its awesome stunts.

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Bose 3-2-1 GS System

Congratulations on your discerning purchase of the new Bose 3-2-1 GS System. We’ve made this award-winning 3-2-1 DVD home entertainment system even smaller and better, with an enhanced surround sound experience from just two incredibly small speakers. With Bose patented speaker technology and our latest signal processing, your new speakers will deliver the benefits of a surround sound without running wires to the back of your room…

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Bowflex

Welcome to BowFlex, the recognized leading manufacturer of exercise equipment since 1989. Everyday, millions of people use our equipment to enrich their health and lifestyle…and we’re glad you’re one of them.

Now, to help you lose weight, shape and tone your body, improve your cardiovascular health, increase your metabolism, and to help you look and feel your best, we're pleased to introduce you to the ‘BowFlex Criss-Cross Personal Gym’ DVD.

This interactive DVD makes everything from assembly, maintenance, and usage a snap! It allows you to tailor your workouts to match your goals. It walks you through the assembly process step-by-step! It even contains software that you can download onto your own computer to keep detailed logs of your workouts!

Ready? Great. Choose a chapter and join millions of other happy and fit people.

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C++ Developing an Application

Developing an Application

The application you'll create (called Myapp) is a subset of the VIEWEX sample application provided with the MFC samples. Myapp lets you open new child windows, each displaying an initial message, in a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) application. When you choose Change Text from the Text menu in Myapp, a dialog box opens and allows you to change the text of the message in the currently active child window.

Myapp starts as a default application created by AppWizard. You'll add eight lines of code to this starter application to print a message when each new document window (MDI child window) is opened. Then, you'll create a dialog box for editing the message and add a menu command for opening the dialog box.

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Cabinet Construction

Whether you're building a dresser, a kitchen cabinet or bathroom vanity; basic cabinet construction is the same. A cabinet consists of a case with two sides, bottom and top, and a back and front.

The front may contain drawers, doors or shelves; or a combination of all three. The simplest case construction is a box made of plywood. The case can be painted or stained and varnished. Solid wood can be used as a more decorative material for the small facer pieces. If a side is to be concealed against a wall, that side can be made out of a more economical plywood. However, all exposed sides should be cut from a good hardwood or smooth softwood surfaced plywood.

You can construct a customized kitchen cabinet to fit any space or you can make them smaller units and join them in the same fashion. Shown are the typical dimensions of a kitchen cabinet base with applied facers. The upper cabinet is built in a very similar fashion. Shown is the typical construction of an upper kitchen cabinet with applied facers.

The first step is to cut out pieces to size. Cut a one quarter inch by one quarter inch rabbet in the inside back edge of each side piece for the cabinet back. Then, assemble the basic box with glue and screws or nails. Cut the side facers and apply glue to the case edge. Align the facer flush with the case edge and then fasten in place with finishing nails. Set the nail head slightly below the wood surface with a punch. Then, measure the upper facer to fit precisely between the two side facers.

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Calculus

The processes which Calculus illuminates are distributed over an enormous range in the physical sciences, from the motions of the stars to the behavior of nuclear particles; in biological sciences, from basic growth to communication problems; and in the social sciences, from population studies to the theoretical basis for scientific decision making. Calculus can be applied to any problems involving extreme amounts, such as the most, the fastest, the least, or the slowest, which may be described as values for which a certain rate of change is zero.

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Caulking Material

For caulking material to be effective, it must bead across the gap between the materials and remain flexible as the changing temperature causes the materials to move. Improper or inadequate caulking can cause several problems. For one, there’s poor control of heat. That is, heat infiltrates in the summer and escapes in the winter, causing higher utility bills. Uncomfortable drafts may occur. Water may seep into the house and cause paint failure, mildew, and rotting. And in severe cases, even structural damage can be caused. In addition, exposed cracks make an attractive nesting area for insects.

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Central Limit Theorem

If samples of a population with size n are drawn, and the values of x-bar are calculated for each sample group, and the distribution of x-bar is found, the distribution’s shape is found to approach a normal distribution for sufficiently large n. This theorem allows one to use the assumption of a normal distribution when dealing with x-bar. “Sufficiently large” depends on the population’s distribution and what range of x-bar is being considered; for practical purposes, the easiest approach may be to take a number
of samples of a desired size and see if their means are normally distributed. If not, the sample size should be increased.

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Checking Account (dialogue)

Banker: Good morning, how can I help you today?

Customer: I’d like to open a checking account.

Banker: Great! I can help you with that. Please sit down, my name is John.

Customer: Hi, thanks, I’m Brian.

Banker: Okay Brian, great. Is this going to be a personal checking account?

Customer: Yes, thanks.

Banker: Do you have any identification?

Customer: Well, I forgot my license, but I do have my Visa card, will that do?

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Composites

Composites are a pre-designed combination of fibrous reinforcements held together by a polymer matrix. Reinforcements can be aramid, carbon, or glass fibers, and the matrix either a thermoset or a thermoplastic resin. Product forms include unidirectional tape, woven fabrics, or continuous filaments which can be layered or wrapped in various orientations. When heat treated and pressure consolidated, they form laminates or structures that are stronger than steel and lighter than aluminum. Chief among the advantages of polymer matrix composites is their light weight coupled with high stiffness and strength along the direction of the reinforcement. This combination is basis of their usefulness in a wide variety of structural applications.

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Conair Hair Cutting Kit

In the next few minutes, you're going to see some hairstyles your entire family will love. Hairstyles that are easy to create. Just follow the simple techniques on this video and you'll soon be cutting hair like a pro.

Before we begin, let's review what's included in your haircutting kit: In addition to the powerful, professional-style clipper, there are four special blade attachments, professional scissors, a standard barber comb, and a bottle of clipper oil to keep the blades in good condition.

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Conair Hair Cutting Kit

In the next few minutes, you're going to see some hairstyles your entire family will love. Hairstyles that are easy to create. Just follow the simple techniques on this video and you'll soon be cutting hair like a pro.

Before we begin, let's review what's included in your haircutting kit: In addition to the powerful, professional-style clipper, there are four special blade attachments, professional scissors, a standard barber comb, and a bottle of clipper oil to keep the blades in good condition.

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Confidence with Women

Remember our conversation about money from the last chapter? Let me refresh your memory: it’s a commonly held belief that women are attracted to men with money. The reason women seem to fall for wealthy men is that humans work on what is called a “slippery slope mentality,” which means that our thought processes typically follow an “If this, then that” pattern. When a woman sees a man with money, she might automatically think “Hm…this could be the man for me. I can have whatever I want. I will be treated well.” But subconsciously, there’s a lot more going on than the simple
“I can get free stuff” thought process. After all, there are lots of guys out there who would treat her well – a bum could be the most loving and attentive boyfriend she’s ever had! – but she’s probably not going to be attracted to them because there are other factors at play in these situations.

Women understand that having money is indicative of other desirable qualities that make a man valuable, including confidence. Think back to what we went over earlier: if you have money, you probably had to work for it. If you earned that much money working, you probably hold a powerful position in which many people depend on you. Women typically find the idea that a man being capable of performing under extreme amounts of pressure to be highly attractive.

Women also like men in leadership positions because it signifies that people follow them, trust them, and place value in their opinions and ideas. A man like that is able to make other people feel valuable simply because they are
with them. Confidence, essentially, is the possession of the ability to increase the value of others around you. That’s why guys who don’t have money but do demonstrate this quality are still able to attract beautiful, self-assured women.

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Cooking For Kids

Cooking is a great thing to start teaching kids at an early age. I grew up in a family full of great cooks and chefs. Watching them prepare wonderful meals or just a good sandwich was always fun to me and developed my love for cooking.

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Creativity

Creativity is not the same as hard work or effort, it requires genuine inspiration. It is the product of a mind thoroughly intrigued by a question a situation or a possibility, therefore creativity does not come in exchange for money or rewards but when we focus our attention on something because we want to. 

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Credit Pursuit

Another way to improve your credit is to go to two or three banks and obtain a certificate of deposit in each. Find out the minimum amount of installment loan that each bank will take. Then, use at least that amount for the CD. If the minimum amount is $1,000 dollars, then that is the amount of the CD.

About two weeks later, return to those banks and ask to borrow the same amount of money you already have on deposit. Offer to use the CD as collateral for the loan. Make sure that each loan is an installment loan of six months or longer. This is necessary to ensure that the loan goes onto your credit report. Bankers are very comfortable in making these loans because the collateral is right there in their own bank. The interest will be minimal as well, since most are only 2-3% over the amount you will be earning with the CD.

Don't be shy about informing the banker that you are attempting to establish credit with their bank. Bankers will, after all, inquire as to the purpose for the loan. If done correctly and payments are made on time, it will be totally possible to eventually take out a mortgage with the bank in the future. Bankers will love the long term planning idea and it builds trust, which is hard to purchase in any situation.

When you have obtained the loan, take the money and place it into an interest bearing account. You will use that money, plus the interest it earns, to help pay back the banks. You will then receive a payment book of coupons, or some alternative record keeping method for making those payments on the loan. You'll then make one payment every Friday for the next month. It will help with credibility and trust to perhaps make one or two payments personally with the loan officer themselves. After this first month, simply make the rest of the payments monthly until the secured loan is paid off.

Now you have retired the loan faster than the payoff period and you also have three references for credit. On credit applications be sure to include the name or names of the loan officers you worked with, for you can be sure that credit grantors will be calling those persons for information about you and your credit worthiness.

Once you have completed this technique, go back to those banks and apply for a $500 dollar line of unsecured credit with a 60 to 90 day loan. Then as before, pay ahead of schedule. You will then be able to go back every six months to those same banks and apply for larger and larger amounts and create an unsecured line of credit.

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Crunch Fitness

Welcome to CRUNCH Fitness! Change your body in 10 minutes? It is possible. PICK YOUR SPOT PILATES targets your favorite body parts to train: the belly, butt and thighs, with three 10-minute workouts. We've made every minute count with classic Pilates mat exercises to tone, firm and re-shape your body. Gentle yet challenging, and easy-to-follow, Pilates focuses on precise breathing techniques to get in touch with your body's core so you can sculpt without bulk, creating sleek abs, leaner legs, and a bikini butt. Do one program at a time or all three in a row. The mini-workouts are completely self-contained including a warm-up, a fabulous workout, and cool-down all in 10 minutes! If you're time-crunched and need to squeeze in your workouts, this program is for you. You'll be surprised how many 10-minute spots you can find in your day! For all fitness levels. A mat or rug and bare feet are highly recommended. Please consult your physician before beginning this or any other exercise program.

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Cut A Rug

It's a scientific fact (or should be, anyway) that surviving winter requires an extra dose of the warm and fuzzies. You can generate them with anything handmade, and recycling something in an unusual and useful way definitely provides your daily requirement. So cut up your old, torn, battered, stained t-shirts. We know you'll enjoy weaving yourself a soft and sweet, warm and fuzzy rag rug. It's a fun snowy afternoon project - deceptively easy and even a little addictive. Once you've made your loom, you'll find that one rug is never enough. First, cut the body of 7 or 8 medium and large t-shirts horizontally into 3-inch wide strips. Don't cut the side seams, as these strips are the loops you weave with. Next, stretch the t-shirt loops the long way across the frame to create the warp. Note how the stretched loops become two strings across the frame. Hook those loops on the nail posts. To create the Weft, we begin working on the shorter axis. Weave the end of a loop under one string, then over the next string, then under again all the way across the warp strings.

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Develop Your Skills

If you’re searching to find out how to develop exceptional people skills, then this is going to be the most exciting message you’ll ever hear. Would you like to discover how to put an end to feeling unsure of yourself with other people? How much easier would your life be if you already knew:

How to start a great conversation with anyone you meet…

The best way to deal with awkward people and take the sting out of rejection…

How to exude a confidence & inner strength that makes people eager to listen to you…

A sure-fire way top keep any conversation moving along without deadly silences•…

How to win the approval, admiration and deep appreciation of anyone you talk to…

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Dexpan® Non-Explosive Controlled Demolition Agent

Dexpan® Non-Explosive Controlled Demolition Agent is a powder with amazing 18,000 PSI expansive strength when mixed with common water. Poured into the same holes where explosives are traditionally placed in, Dexpan® breaks reinforced concrete and rock safely, while providing SILENT cracking.
As an alternative to explosive blasting, traditional demolition tools and quarry mining equipment, Dexpan® works without the worries of noise, implosions, air blasts, ground vibration, flying rock or dust.

Dexpan® does not require blasting permits, certifications, high secured storage, special shipping, maintenance and/or insurance.

Dexpan® Non-Explosive Controlled Demolition Agent is safer, easier and more cost effective.

Dexpan® cracks according to drilling pattern, demolition contractors, drilling and blasting contractors can easily break reinforced concrete or rock into desired sizes and shapes so they may cut off exposed rebar, haul demolished chunks away with a crane or excavator without damaging the desired remaining parts.

Dexpan® may also work for underwater demolition by using plastic tubing for rock, piers, or quarries.

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Dinosaurs 2

They were awesome creatures, the great reptiles of eons and eras past. To modern eyes, they appear magnificent ... grotesque ... and terrifying. And in fact, it seems inconceivable that their dominance of the planet could ever have ended. But end it did ... at the hands of an even mightier adversary: Change. It was, of course, nature that dealt the most severe blows. Over the yawning ages, the great beasts were beset in turn by drought ... by flood ... by fire ... and ultimately, by ice. Nimbler, more resourceful species were able to adapt to these catastrophically shifting conditions, and survived. But the colossal reptiles were simply too ponderous, too inflexible to adapt.

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Disciplining Children - How-to Video:

If you’re going to get back in charge at your house as soon as this tape is over, exactly how are you going to do it? We’ll take you through it step by step… It works and it’s easier than you think. Now … let’s look a few examples of how to use these behavior tactics with three problems that often drive parents nuts: Cleaning rooms … eating … and going to bed.

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Dish Net DVR

Congratulations! Welcome to the exciting world of Dish Network DVR. We have designed this ‘quick tips video’ to help you get the most out of your Dish Player DVR. And at the end of this video, you’ll be able to: pause live TV for up to 2 hours, skip commercials in recorded or paused programming, create your own instant replays by skipping back, fast forward to get to the good parts of your shows, reverse record live TV to watch scenes again, and record your favorite TV shows and movies.

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Do-it-yourself Acupressure

Acupressure, the Eastern method of massaging certain trigger points on the face, can help minimize fine lines. It also strengthens facial muscles and increases circulation to impart a rosy glow. Cross your middle fingers over your index fingers, then touch each of the following five acupressure points with your index finger and hold gently for one minute. First, touch your hairline, in line with the inner corners of your eyes. Next, touch the bridge of your nose. Then, the outer corners of your eyes. Then, just under your nose. And, finally, touch the top of your jawline, just under the ears.

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E-Learning

DEMO TEXT E-LEARNING

AE1.5: Administrative assistant: Before beginning the subject that brings us here, the use of and cash handling procedures, it is important to stress what we do, and for who we do it for.

In short, we can say that our company is...

AE1.11: Administrative Assistant: Your job plays a key role in the success of our company. Dealing with money involves a high level of responsibility and personal accountability in our point of sale operations. One mistake could both anger our customer and cause a monetary loss to the company. It is your responsibility to completely and rigorously safeguard the currency you have been given, taking into account always the large number of transactions you will make at the point of sale.

This said, our Cashiers are expected to be at all times:
1. Loyal to that company
2. Completely Honest
3. Disciplined
4. Cordial

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E-Learning Test Taking

E-Learning Testing

This section measures the ability to recognize language that is appropriate for standard written English. There are two types of questions in this section.

In the first type of question, there are incomplete sentences. Beneath each sentence, there are four words or phrases. You will choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.

Clicking on a choice darkens the oval. After you click on Next and Confirm Answer, the next question will be presented.

The second type of question has four underlined words or phrases. You will choose the one underlined word or phrase that must be changed for the sentence to be correct.

Clicking on an underlined word or phrase will darken it. After you click on Next and Confirm Answer, the next question will be presented.

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E-learning web-series for Business Builders

Welcome to episode 8 -- Executing Your Idea. So, have you ever wondered how some people just get it all done? Well in this episode, we'll talk about the 4 steps that make it happen. When you're ready to begin, click "episode 8" on your screen. Ready?

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Early Childhood Brain Development

The first three years of life are a period of incredible growth in all areas of a baby's development. A newborn's brain is about 25 percent of its approximate adult weight. But by age 3, it has grown dramatically by producing billions of cells and hundreds of trillions of connections, or synapses, between these cells. In this section you will learn about the many ways parents and caregivers can help children get off to a good start and establish healthy patterns for life-long learning.

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Easy Entertaining

Entertaining at home doesn’t have to be stressful. In this series of lessons, we’ll teach you the secrets of a company clean home as well as the ins and outs of hosting parties, and many other helpful hints. One of the most important aspects of having a successful party is making your home presentable. This can be accomplished with just three simple steps:

Step number 1. Remove clutter from all public rooms.

Step number 2. Lock the doors to all private rooms.

And Step number 3: Concentrate on cleaning where it shows, especially the kitchen and bathroom.

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Eclipse Elliptical Trainer

One Smart Workout…One Smart Machine

With the Eclipse Elliptical Trainer and this short instructional video, you will lose weight... strengthen your heart and lungs...firm and sculpt your buns and thighs. All in just 20 minutes a day. Studies prove that ellipticals burn more calories than bikes, more calories than stair climbers. That's one smart workout. Just like professional models, Eclipse features a completely smooth, solid elliptical motion that's very low impact so it's easy on your body...

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Educational Book Series Promo

Here is the instructions that came along with the audition:
The client has requested an "adult female who should be bright and playful". Keep in mind, though, that the target audience for the video are the PARENTS & TEACHERS, not the kids themselves.

Generic American accent, please--not a region-specific one.

We're looking for a range of ages--BUT PLEASE NOTE that voices should not sound TOO junior or TOO senior.

And here is the script:

Ever wonder what the inside of a submarine looks like?
Or where a tree frog sleeps?
Did you know the mars Rover is lined in gold
And a whale shark can be 40 ft long

Introducing Scholastic Discover More
An eye-popping, innovative new book series that brings you up close and personal
with everything under the sun… and beyond the stars

From sharks to spaceships
From tadpoles to tractors,
Scholastic Discover More is an encyclopedia on overdrive
With something for every explorer
Presented in a way you have never seen before

Every book comes with its own Interactive Companion Digital Book.
Just enter your unique code on the website to access cool videos, audio clips and
visually stunning graphics…all so you can discover even more.

Let Scholastic Discover More be your guide to exploring your world and the universe

When you need to KNOW more…

DISCOVER MORE.

What’s YOUR passion?

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Educational Video (Learning Financial Terms)

As a business owner, you know you need to look at your financial statements to understand the health of your business and how to plan for growth. But if you’ve ever felt confused trying to understand financial terms, you’re not alone. Here are 13 basic terms you’ll need to find your way around your financial statements.
Let’s start with revenue and expenses.
Revenue is what a business earns when it sells a product or service. When this restaurant’s customers pay by cash or card, or are sent an invoice for catering completed, that’s revenue, even if cash isn’t received right away.
An expense is when resources are used to generate revenue. Paying a supplier, employees, the rent and utilities are all common expenses. But again, this may not mean that cash is paid out. When the restaurant pays a vendor in cash, credit, or check, it’s an expense.
In managing your business, it’s important to recognize the difference between two kinds of expenses: Costs of Goods Sold, or Cost of Sales, and Operating Expenses

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Educator Effectiveness Training Module

In both rating years and non-rating years, the educator effectiveness process includes several steps. These steps help educators to set, refine and document their progress towards individualized goals for student and educator growth. They also help educators get tailored support from evaluators and peers to meet their goals. Although teachers and principals will be evaluated using different rubrics, the steps in the evaluation process are the same. We'll walk through these steps now.

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Electricity

Electricity has become the most important source of energy in the world, yet no one has ever seen an electrical charge, and until this century, it was impossible to isolate and study individual charges of electricity. Electricity is a natural phenomenon that comes about because of the negatively and positively charged particles of matter. These particles are tiny parts of atoms, called protons and electrons. When a substance is in its normal state, the charges on these particles are more or less in balance. The natural arrangement of protons and electrons in a substance is a disorganized one. However, when something changes the material -- something as simple as vibration, friction, heat, or being close to another substance –

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Emotional Quotient

Psychological researchers have found that when it comes to predicting success, your brain power matters much less than your emotional power. They call this emotional intelligence, or EQ - your Emotional Quotient.

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Equinox

Twice a year, day and night fall into balance, lasting for nearly equal lengths. Known as “equinoxes”, Latin for “equal night” they occur in March and September, and along with solstices, mark the changing of seasons as earth travels around the sun.
Astronomers like to describe the equinox within the conceptual celestial sphere. Here the heavens are projected around the earth, like an enormous planetarium. The model is bisected by the celestial equator, a projection of earth’s own equator. The equinox occurs at the point at which the sun’s path, or ecliptic, crosses the celestial equator. In spring it is known as the vernal equinox, and in fall, the autumnal equinox. The other two seasonal points on the sun’s path are the solstices. In the northern hemisphere, the summer solstice marks the longest day of the year, while the winter solstice marks the shortest.
The seasonal aligning of the sun has been more than just a unique celestial event for humankind throughout history. Ancient sites like Stonehenge in England and Machu Picchu in Peru have well-documented solar alignments during the solstices. Similarly, the equinoxes have been associated with some amazing man-made phenomenon. In the ancient Mayan city of Chechen Itza, the great pyramid known as El Castillo is oriented along cardinal axes. During the equinoxes, shadows cast by the railings create the illusion of a writhing serpent body, descending the northern steps where it joins the carved serpent’s head at the base of the stairway.
The cultural significance of the fall equinox and the changing of seasons continue today, especially in the northern hemisphere, where the autumnal equinox occurs around harvest season. In fact, the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox is commonly referred to as the “Harvest Moon”.
In China and other countries this time is celebrated with the mid-autumnal festival. The origins are linked to the birth of the moon goddess, and festival traditions revolve around families, with reunions and feasts, and special moon cakes. In Jewish cultures, thanks for the harvest is given during the week long “feast of the tabernacles” of Succoth. Families eat meals in temporary shelters outside, recalling the Israelites days in the wilderness after the exodus from Egypt.

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Essential Oils

Essential oils are organic compounds extracted from plants with tremendous healing properties. Using essential oils for healing purposes is often called aromatherapy, which is a holistic treatment seeking to improve physical, mental and emotional health.
For over 5,000 years, many different cultures have used these healing plant oils for a variety of health conditions. They are often used for relaxation, beauty care, home cleaning and most often used as natural medicine.
Just adding some of the most common essential oils like lavender, frankincense, lemon, peppermint and tea tree oil to your natural medicine cabinet can:
• Fight cold and flu symptoms
• Relax your body and soothe sore muscles
• Heal skin conditions
• Alleviate pain
• Balance hormones
• Improve digestion
• Reduce cellulite and wrinkles
• Clean your home
• And are often used in homemade personal care products

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Evernote New Enhancements

Popular iOS app Evernote has just been updated to bring a number of customization options and other improvements.

Probably the biggest change in version 7.3 of the app is the redesigned homescreen. Along with a revamped New Note button on top of the screen, users can select from the three pictured color themes – light, dark, and classic green. Users can also choose exactly what sections they want to display and arrange them in any order.

To quickly jump to a specific section, users can choose to display recently viewed items in the Notes, Notebooks, Shortcuts, and Tags section. The update also ushers in the new sync status bar that is displayed below the Settings gear.

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Facebook Etiquette

Hey Facebook users – uh, here are a couple of suggestions if you're over the age of nine…

Some people have this idea that the number of "friends" you have on Facebook is a status of your popularity in real life. That may be true if these "friends" are people whom you know offline, and not strangers whom you randomly add while browsing through the Facebook network. But, hey, go ahead and let everyone know that you have 2300 "friends." That's sure to convince people that you're really popular.

Secondly, no one cares what you ate last night unless Oprah's personal chef cooked it or a naked Kardashian served it to you personally. Stop posting about your wonderful dinner at the Olive Garden, because the only person who wants to hear about it is Olive Garden's customer service. We all understand that your dinner was one of the best of your life, but let's face it: we'd rather look at pictures of babies and kittens than hear about your Fettucini Alfredo.

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Family Walk – Radio Program

If you could find a way for mom to lose weight, for dad to prevent a heart attack, and for junior to get hooked on exercise, wouldn’t you do it? Well, put on your shoes and start walking together.
In today’s HEALTH TIPS, we take a closer look at the physical, as well as the mental benefits, of walking. Did you know that nearly 70 million Americans currently enjoy a regular walking program, making it the number one exercise choice in the country? The best thing parents can do is to set an example for their kids. In addition to walking together, parents can stress the positive aspects of exercise, things like family participation, freedom, and fun. The only equipment you need is a comfortable pair of shoes with good support.

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Fax E-learning

Telephone networks are duplex analog lines and were originally designed to carry only voice signals. But computer data is digital and must be converted to an analog signal by a modem. The sending modem converts the digital data to analog, and then sends the signal to the receiving modem which converts it back to digital. The receiving fax then prints the image.

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Film vs. Digital Cameras

Traditional film cameras still hold many advantages over digital cameras, starting with their lower average cost. If you plan to travel, you may not want to spend your time worrying about memory cards and batteries. Film cameras use film that is readily available around the globe, and their batteries tend to last exponentially longer than the batteries of their digital counterparts. Film cameras typically yield better results when shooting in low-light situations (especially without a flash) or when capturing action shots, whether it's your children's soccer matches or the running of the bulls in Pamplona.

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Financial Engines

Financial Engines provides investors with honest, personalized advice and portfolio management. Available online, on paper, and by phone, our advice is accessible to all and unique to each investor's goals and financial circumstances.

We serve millions of retirement plan participants through leading employers and financial institutions. Using proprietary advice technology, proven financial methodology, and the expertise of our investment team, we offer objective advice you can trust.

Our complete advice platform offers advisory solutions for all types of investors, no matter how much time, money, or interest they have to invest. The platform is powered by advice technology that delivers truly personalized, expert advice and portfolio management. And we deliver our services in a variety of ways - online, on paper, by phone, and in person.

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Financial Privacy

A new federal law gives you some minimal rights to protect your personal financial information. The law gives you the right to prevent a company you do business with from sharing or selling certain sensitive information to non-affiliated third parties. The term "opt-out" means that unless and until you inform your bank, credit card company, insurance company, or brokerage firm that you do not want them to share or sell your customer data, they are free to do so.

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Fly Fishing

You are about to start a lifetime trip to a world of discovery. Through fly fishing, you will learn to see creatures invisible to other people. You will discover a new world of literature, new friends, new places - far flung and near at hand, and all interesting.

The fly rod is an extraordinary fishing tool, enabling you to catch fish when other anglers cannot. Once you learn the rhythm of the rod, however, simply fishing with it may become more gratifying than catching with it. The rhythm of the rod carries your body, mind, and spirit to the water. Whether you catch a fish or not, the water will always give you a little of its strength, some of its energy, and much of its peace. As you fall asleep after a day of fly fishing, you can feel the rhythm of the rod and of the water.

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Free Financial Advice--Welcome

Our goal is to teach and explain the fundamental rules of money, wealth and debt management. More importantly, we’ll teach you a new way to look at your spending, saving, investing and debt management decisions so that you can make informed decisions as to how to optimize and manage your money and debt.

Remember, it's your money and you make the decisions! Mismanaging your money is equivalent to throwing it away, so if you can learn to make the right decisions and continue to do so for the rest of your life, you should be able to get out of debt and find financial freedom quicker than anyone else in your situation. To help you get where you want, we’ve organized the financial advice and knowledge that we've learned over the years into a set of guidelines that we refer to as "The Rules of Financial Management".

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From Grass to Garden

You don't have to give up much of your lawn to grow vegetables.
And in doing so, you might impress the neighbors with a strand of corn
or a selection of summer sweet tomatoes.

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Gardening

Gardening

Section 3: Whacking Weeds. When weeds do rear their ugly little sprouts, follow the regimen below - the sooner the better. Like unwanted guests, if you allow them to settle in, it's hard to make them leave! Number 1: PULL. Don't just yank off the tops; dig up that root system too. Don't throw weeds on the ground; some varieties easily resprout. Number 2: MOW. Sometimes simply cutting the weeds to the ground will stunt their growth. It's a good place to start when the patch is large. Follow up with pulling, hoeing, or weed-control treatments. Number 3: HOE. This tried-and-true method chops up those stalks and roots. The more elbow grease, the better. Poison ivy and other menacing plants should never be pulled, chopped, burned, or mowed because then their irritating substances can spread through the air and on clothes. To remove hazardous plants, rely on a defoliating spray or a professional service. There are organic products specially developed to defoliate poison ivy or eliminate moss growth. See our resources section in the manual that accompanied this program for a listing of suppliers.

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Glamour Beauty Tip

How to wear sparkly makeup in the daytime: Think any woman who's walking around in broad daylight with gold-and-silver slicked eyes, cheeks and lips must be headed to work at the BadaBing? Fuggedaboudit. You can wear metallics to brunch or even your straitlaced office this season. Apply them with a light touch (a little glint goes a long way): A thin streak of silver eyeliner brightens eyes; a lightly bronzed blush looks gorgeously healthy; sheer-gold-toe nails are flat out fun. Don't plaster metallics on your brow bone. Do highlight one feature with metallics.

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Gold

Is gold a good investment? Turn to page eight and your instructors will explain the two graphs. The first graph represents the buying value of gold as it changed from 1920 to 1981. We thought you’d remember the title better if you wrote it in yourself. It is: Retained Purchasing Power of Gold. This represented the actual price of gold adjusted for the United States retail price index, a more accurate measure of its worth. It is true that for much of this century gold prices were arbitrarily controlled by our government. This ended in two steps. In 1971 the government announced it would no longer redeem the balance of trade payments in gold.

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Gold Mastercard

As a valued Gold MasterCard holder, you now have the opportunity to select your own Personal Identification Number. Choosing your own unique PIN makes it easy to remember, and completely confidential. Simply choose any four-digit number. We suggest you choose a number that has personal meaning only to you. Your PIN will make it even easier to use your Gold MasterCard at the thousands of participating ATMs and financial institutions around the country. Imagine ready cash when you need it...Remember, your Gold MasterCard also gives you increased purchasing power at over 12 million merchants, service centers, and restaurants worldwide.

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Golf Tips Magazine

In the “Star Wars” movies, the Jedi Knights harnessed the mystical powers of The Force to fight the Evil Empire. Wouldn’t it be great to call upon an all-powerful energy to fight ‘Ol Man Bogey? Truth is, you can, by harnessing the forces of simple physics. In order to move any object, force must be applied. If you paid attention in high-school physics, you would be aware of this…and you would recall Newton’s second law of motion. Newton tells us that force is a combination of mass and acceleration. So, the way to hit a golf ball farther is to apply greater force. By swinging the mass of the clubhead with maximum acceleration, which is in itself a function of speed, you’ll increase the length of your drives. So, next time on the tee…may The Force be with you.

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Gourd Garland

To make one, you will need miniature gourds, a drill with a fine bit, and twine. Drill a hole through the center of each gourd. Thread twine through an embroidery needle; run it through the holes, knotting it at both sides of each gourd to secure in place. We left 6 inches between gourds. Hang garland from tacks or nails, indoors or outside.

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Grammar Smart

Hello, and welcome to the Princeton Review's Grammar Smart audio program. This course is designed to help you clean up your grammar and improve the way you communicate. While we're not going to go into great detail about how or why the rules that dictate how we talk evolved, or even what they mean, we will cover the basics and help you avoid common grammatical pitfalls. Why don't we begin by introducing the parts of speech.

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Great Movies

Lights. Camera. Action! Great movies can kindle curiosity, teach kids important life lessons and make it easier for parents and kids to discuss sensitive issues. Be sure to take time to ask questions, role play and extend the program with related books and activities. Take turns selecting the evening's films, so everyone plays a role in movie night. Take advantage of DVDs with added footage and commentary from actors and directors. They can give interesting insights into how movies are made, how special effects are created and more. Give your own movie reviews afterwards or create your own "rating" system.

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Growing Orchids

What to keep in mind about growing orchids. While each type of orchid has its own care requirements, the following five factors affect all blooms: Light: The plant’s tender leaves can be burned by too much direct sunlight, Yet, insufficient light stunts the growth of certain varieties. Temperature: Orchids that require cooler temperatures can often be well-placed in a low spot near the floor; plants needing warmer environment might do better up on shelves. In general, avoid putting orchids in drafty shelves. Humdity: Orchids love moisture and thrive with frequent misting. Fertilizer: While healthy orchids require plenty of nutrients, too much plant food can cause blackened leaf-tips. Water: It’s usually best to water in the morning so moisture has time to evaporate from the plant throughout the day.

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Guide to Recording Voice

Recording a person speaking is quite straightforward and getting good results shouldn't be too hard, given the right environment and equipment.

If you are using a close-micing technique, which is necessary with a cardioid condenser microphone, you will want to place a pop-shield between the mic and the person speaking. Pop-shields protect the microphone from bursts of air known as plosives, which occur when a person makes 'puh' and 'buh' sounds with their voice. Pop-shields are not necessary for boundary or lapel microphones, as they are not being spoken into directly.

Positioning of your microphone depends on the type of microphone you're using and your environment. Recording should always be done in the quietest possible space, preferably far away from noisy computers and other electrical equipment. You will be surprised how much microphones can pick up. In an ideal world, this room should also be fairly spacious and filled with soft furnishings, which absorb reflected sound. This isn't always realistic. Not everybody has a specially treated sound booth in their house!

To minimize the noise from errant pieces of equipment, start by positioning them as far away from the microphone as your space will allow. Secondly, cardioid microphones are directional, and will pick up most of their sound from the direction you point them in. Point your microphone away from any noisy equipment, and place some soft, absorbent material behind the subject you are recording to minimize reflections. This will go a long way to reducing the sound of the room in your recordings. Smaller rooms suffer greatly from these reflections. They feed back into the microphone and 'color' the sound of your voice, making the recording sound cheap and unprofessional. Taking these simple steps should go a long way to making sure you end up with a clean, professional sounding recording.

In terms of volume, people tend to stay at a fairly consistent level. Once you have your equipment set up and your presenter(s) in place, ask them to speak a few lines in order to get your levels set up correctly for each microphone. Aim to light up your level meter (either on your mixer or in your wave editing software) so that it peaks around -6db. This will ensure you get a healthy signal level. But leave enough room for unexpected rises in volume without 'clipping'. Clipping occurs when the microphone detects a signal louder than the computer can record. This results in unpleasant-sounding distortion, which is to be avoided at all costs.

Once you have all your equipment set up and your levels set optimally, it's time to hit record and get down to business!
Depending on the type of project you're working on, you may be recording many separate parts of voice, which will be interspersed with music or other content. Thanks to the wonders of digital editing, you can record all these pieces back to back and simply position them where you want in the wave editor afterwards. The same goes for any mistakes you might make. Simply carry on recording and cut out the bits you don't want in your editor later.

Additional Vocal Processing (chapter)

Once you have finished recording your vocal content, you may play it back and wonder why it doesn't sound quite like your favorite presenter or DJ on the radio. This is because radio stations apply additional processing to their presenter's voices to give it that rich, warm sound. The two most commonly used effects are Compression and EQ (equalization). Both of these work together to give that classic radio sound.

Most audio software such as Garageband and Audacity, have these effects built-in. But if your wave editor of choice does not feature these as standard, it is most likely possible to install them as VST plugins. Blockfish is a freeware VST compressor plugin compatible with both Mac and PC. And Pushtec EQ is a freeware EQ plugin.

Compression is basically an automated volume control that when applied to a recording, will turn down parts above a specified threshold by a certain specific amount. The end result is a sound that is smoother in terms of volume and has the perception of being subjectively louder and fuller. Not everybody (especially untrained amateur presenters or hobbyists) is able to speak at a fixed volume for an extended period. Naturally, the voice will vary slightly over time. Setting your compressor's threshold just above the quietest parts of your recording will pull down anything louder to match that level. This smoothes out the recording and gives it more 'body'. The lower you set the compressor's threshold, the ‘fatter’ the sound will be. Be careful of setting it too low however, as over-compression can do more harm than good and will put off your listeners. As a starting point, I would suggest setting your compressor's Ratio to 5:1, your Attack as fast as possible, Release to Auto (if it has that option) and dial in your Threshold until you get a sound you're happy with.

One side-effect of using a lot of compression is that it will tend to emphasize the lower frequencies. This can make the recording sound overly ‘bassy’ and lacking in clarity. To compensate for this, people will often add a bit of top-end sparkle or 'air' back in with EQ. Typically this would be a small boost of a few dB at somewhere around 16kHz. This depends on the person's voice and you will need to play around until you find the ideal setting. Once you're finished you should end up with that rich, warm sound you're after.

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Guitar Tip

And now for the Guitar Tip Of The Week:
Take care of your hands. You can finger notes more easily if you keep the nails on your fret hand trimmed short. Leave the nails on your picking hand slightly longer to facilitate plucking the strings. Rough edges on your nails will impair the tone of your playing, so be sure to use a good set of clippers and an emery board to maintain smooth nail tips. Wash your hands prior to playing. Clean hands transmit less dirt and help maintain string life and tone.

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High School Art History 1

Study the paintings. Can you see how both artists composed their pieces from an elevated vantage point? The viewer seems to be standing above the figures looking down, and the floor seems to tilt upward.

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High School Art History 2

Artists of the Romantic period thrived on emotion, imagination, and intuition. They were inspired by the idea of freedom. Like their Baroque predecessors, Romantic painters often focused on danger, conflict, and heroic struggle. In the painting you see here…

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Hosting A Tea Party

When thinking about tea parties, do you find yourself overwhelmed with thoughts of the British gentry, scenes from Alice in Wonderland, Victorian décor, blue haired ladies, and pinky fingers stuck up in the air? If so, you’re right—and wrong.

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How To Accessorize A Bedroom

The decorating scheme in a bedroom shouldn't bore you to sleep every night. Choose accessories that are attractive as well as functional, but avoid clutter. A decorative box is a great hiding place for a remote control, eyeglasses, tissues and other typical bedside paraphernalia. Place a telephone and a flashlight within reach of the bed. These items can be life savers during an emergency.

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How to Build a Deck Attached to a House

Step One - check drainage and grading where the deck will be built and fix any problems. Avoid disturbing the soil where the footings will go because footings need to set in undisturbed soil to prevent settling.

Set the ledger against the house wall or other solid structure and attach with lag screws. This must be done against a flat surface. Instead, use shims to create a flat surface. When setting your ledger you need to consider your decking material height/thickness. If you desire your deck to be level with an adjacent floor, your deck should be directly below the door jam of that room when finished.

Flashing should be installed between any wood and the house (unless it is a stucco house, then no need for flashing). Mark the foundation with string line, then mark the footing and post locations. Cast concrete footings in the ground, then attach the concrete piers on top to hold the posts. (Check building codes for required depth for footings.) Piers can be cast in place or pre-made.

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How To Build A Law Practice

Frankly, I expect that many, if not most, of the new lawyers who start their own practices today have no choice. They would prefer to get jobs, but can’t for various reasons, including: 1. They are in the 95% of a law school class who are not in the top 5% of the class. 2. They don’t have a rich relative who can pressure a law firm to put a son or daughter on the payroll or risk losing the family’s company as a client to the law firm that hires the son or daughter…

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How to Change Your Oil

Plan to change your motor oil every 3000 miles or every 3 months. Getting Ready Step 1. Gather necessary tools and materials. If you plan to change your oil regularly consider investing in jack stands, a socket set, and an oil drain pan.

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How To Read Music

Reading music is often seen as a mysterious and arcane art – but it doesn’t have to be that way! The easy-to-follow lessons and innovative accompanying CD in How to Read Music will show you how to decode those little black dots and, in a short time, you’ll be surprised how fluent you’ve become!

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How To Restart Your Modem

To restart your modem, leave your computer on and unplug the power to the modem (only the modem) for approximately one minute. Plug the modem back in and try to reconnect.

If the connection still fails, do the following: With the computer on and modem power on, press the reset button on the back of the modem (it is a small hole in which you will need to insert something equivalent to the end of a paper clip) for approximately one minute. When you let go you should see the top three lights lit up solid green. If the connection still fails, contact a technical representative at 1-888-Comcast for further assistance.

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How to Video Intro

Hello and welcome! I am going to walk you through how to complete your annual ABC attestations for each of your ABC parts. In 2016, the NOC released a product that allows you to complete your parts without entering all of the data elements – this is called the ABC Attestation interface.

This is a quick how-to-video that will guide you through how to use the ABC Attestation interface. We hope you find this helpful.

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Hydroboration

One of the features that makes the hydroboration reaction so useful is the regiochemistry that results when an unsymmetrical alkene is hydroborated. For example, hydroboration-oxidation of 1-methylcyclopentene yields trans-2-methylcyclopentanol. Boron and hydrogen add to the alkene with syn stereochemistry, with boron attaching to the less highly substituted carbon. During the oxidation step, the boron is replaced by a hydroxyl with the same stereochemistry, resulting in an overall syn non-Markovnikov addition of water. This stereochemical result is particularly useful since it is complementary to the Markovnikov regiochemistry observed for oxymercuration.

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Hydrocarbons

First, hydrocarbons, or compounds that could have been converted into hydrocarbons at the intense pressures of the earth’s depths, must have been a common constituent of the primordial materials out of which the earth was formed. Second, in the four and a half billion years since the earth accreted, the primordial hydrocarbons must not subsequently have become dissociated and fully oxidized to carbon dioxide and water by exposure to the significant amounts of oxygen bound in the rocks of the earth’s crust.

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Instantaneous Displacements, Part Deux

As you can see in Figure 3-1, a bar is fixed at one and is set into vibration by tapping it from the bottom. Imagine that a strobe light is used to take a series of snapshots of the bar as it vibrates up and down.

At each snapshot the instantaneous displacement of the bar is measured. Instantaneous displacement is the distance between the rest position of the bar (defined as zero displacement) and its position at any particular instant in time.

Positive numbers signify displacements that are above the rest position, while negative numbers signify displacements that are below the rest position. The vibratory pattern that is traced out when the sequence of displacements is graphed is called a sinusoid.

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Interactive Math Textbook

In one 24-hour day, Sam took 3 naps for:

1 hour, 2 minutes,
2 hours, 58 minutes, and
1 hour, 11 minutes.
How many hours was Sam awake?

You're right!

Hmmm... try again.

Time's almost up... want a hint?

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IRA Annuity

In the next 15 minutes, you will learn the four steps towards a better retirement. An IRA will be a key player in almost any retirement plan. Here are some steps you can take now to make your IRA work harder for you and help secure a more comfortable retirement. The earlier you start contributing to a tax-deferred IRA Annuity, the larger your nest egg can grow. Over time, the combination of tax-deferral and compound interest can be dramatic. Although you can open an IRA Annuity with as little as $50, making the maximum contribution of $2,000 means you will have more money growing tax deferred.

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Jazzercise Lite

Fitness that’s invigorating, not intimidating! This 60-minute class pairs moderate aerobics with exercises designed to improve your strength, balance, and flexibility. Whether you’re a senior, newcomer, pregnant, or prefer low impact, you can’t go wrong with this popular light version of the original Jazzercise program. We begin the workout with some good old warm-ups.

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John Nash’s Nobel Lecture

Thank you. I've always believed in numbers and the equations and logics that lead to reason. But after a lifetime of such pursuits, I ask, "What truly is logic? Who decides reason?" My quest has taken me through the physical, the metaphysical, the delusional -- and back. And I have made the most important discovery of my career, the most important discovery of my life: it is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reasons can be found. Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart. I'm only here tonight because of you. You are the reason I am. You are all my reasons. Thank you.

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Lawn Mowers

If you’re considering purchasing a walk-behind mower, there are a number of features to consider beginning with the starting mechanism. Mowers with an electric start crank instantly with a turn of the key or the push of a button. All electric mowers feature this starting system, plus there are now many electric start gas mowers available and they don’t cost much more than manual start mowers. Just keep in mind with electric start mowers you will need to use an plug-in charger between mowings and during the off season to prevent the battery from dying. Manual start mowers have come a long way in both design and starting performance and most new manual start mowers now have start cords located conveniently near the handle bar, and manual priming and choking are a thing of the past. You simply pull the rope and mow.

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Learning A Foreign Language With Michel Thomas

You are about to experience a new approach to learning that will give you a functional use of a foreign language in 10 to 12 hours. All achieved without memorization, drills or textbooks, without taking notes or even homework. First, it is very important for you to be very relaxed.

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Legacy

Today 1 in 5 Americans smoke…..

And nearly half of those smoking today will die from their addiction.

We cannot not sit idly by as 1200 people a day die preventable deaths from tobacco use.

We are Legacy and it’s our mission to create a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit.

We pursue longer healthier lives for all Americans through targeted education campaigns, science based programs, tobacco control research, and government outreach.

Because smoking is an addiction it takes a comprehensive strategy to quit.

Our Become an EX program offers a plan and an online support system to help people relearn their lives without cigarettes.

Over 88% of smokers start before the age of 18……

We believe a legacy isn’t just something you leave behind, it’s something you build everyday you live. Join us.

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Lipmix - Makeup Application Video

Pros love Lipmix because it gives us the freedom to customize colour and texture. Here are some starter tips: Always mix Lipmix with a brush or mixing spatula. Start with a dab. A little colour or texture will go a long way. All Lipmix colours and textures can be blended in any combination or ratio - its up to you to decide what you like. Matte will make any colour more emollient, while Gloss will make any colour more sheer.

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Macintosh Switch

More people are interested in switching from PCs to Macs than ever before. Now, you’ll see why they made the switch, and just how easy it was! You’ll discover how compatible Macs are with PCs, learn all the great ways a Mac can give you a better digital life, and understand how Macs can make your life easier and your possibilities endless. You can do things on a Mac that PC users only dream about, and do them more easily, without giving up any of the compatibility with the PC world that you need.

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Martha Stewart: Making Candles - Martha Stewart Living Magazine

There's something magical about fire dancing on water. Reflected in the liquid's shimmering surface, the flickers of a candle's flame appear doubly radiant and twice as beautiful. Floating candles add instant atmosphere to a casual summer table, and with our technique, you can create lots of them in only a couple of hours.

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Maxell Cleaning CD

Hello, and thank you for purchasing the Maxell Gold CD-345 six-brush laser lens cleaner. At this point, your CD lens has been cleaned. This product not only provides you with a safe and effective way of cleaning your CD player, it also provides you with an easy and accurate way to check your stereo system’s performance through a few diagnostic tests. Track 2 will be a speaker and channel test. Track 3 will be a sound test. Track 4 will be polarity verification. Tracks 5 through 7 will be a closing message and a few musical selections.

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Meditation

Meditation

Sit or lie comfortably. You may even want to invest in a meditation chair.
Close your eyes.
Make no effort to control the breath; simply breathe naturally.
Focus your attention on the breath and on how the body moves with each inhalation and exhalation. Notice the movement of your body as you breathe. Observe your chest, shoulders, rib cage, and belly. Simply focus your attention on your breath without controlling its pace or intensity. If your mind wanders, return your focus back to your breath.
Maintain this meditation practice for two to three minutes to start, and then try it for longer periods.

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Metrokane

Welcome to Wine Tools & Glasses by Metrokane, the world’s leading line of wine accessories—including the famous Rabbit® Corkscrew. “The Rabbit” has become the best-known bunny since “Bugs”. The Rabbit brand name is now also carried by the Rabbit Vacuum Pump and new Rabbit Hand-Blown Crystal Wine Glasses. But Rabbit products are only a part of our complete line of corkscrews and other wine accessories. Seek here, and you shall find perfect answers to all your needs in Wine Tools & Glasses.

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Microsoft Money [audio Guide/help]

The Accounts and Bill Center is the hub for managing your bank and credit card accounts, paying your bills, and entering transactions. From here you can also see summaries of your favorite accounts and get reminders of upcoming bills.

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Mini Cooper (website)

Hi there. To have the best possible experience with MiniUSA.com, we strongly recommend visiting the Flash version of our site. But to do this you'll need to have Flash 6 installed on your machine. If you're not familiar with Flash, fear not. It's a very-easy-to-install and cool internet plug-in that's helping bridge the gap between art and technology. Kind of like Mini.

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Mobil Floor Vitrual Simulation

Welcome to the mobile floor virtual simulation. This interface will let you negotiate a realistic visual world - without bumping into walls! Each of the four square tiles you've installed will zip around on motorized wheels to form a moving platform right under your feet. You can step in any direction and still remain in the middle of the room. The ultrasound and optical sensors on the floor let the system predict where you are about to step. The tiles communicate with your computer to synchronize your movements with the virtual scene on your head-mounted display. Please select from the simulation menu to begin. Thank you. This simulation is an evacuation drill (begin fade out?) to prepare for disasters such as fires and earthquakes.

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Mortgage Shopping

Before you go house shopping, the Connecticut Society of CPAs recommends that you watch this video on mortgage shopping. Understanding the various mortgage options, requirements, rates, and fees will help you determine how much you can afford to spend on a home, and how much you can easily finance. So ... how much can you afford to borrow? The amount of the loan, the type of loan you select, as well as its annual percentage rate, will determine the amount of your monthly payments. Generally, lenders recommend that your monthly mortgage payments do not exceed 25 to 28% of your gross monthly income.

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Morton Arboretum

Welcome to Morton Arboretum, home to more than 36 HUNDRED native trees, shrubs, and plants. This virtual guide provides a snapshot of what to expect when you visit our Wheaton, Illinois location. First, let's look at how to get the most from your virtual tour. See the 5 main tabs across the top of your screen--Introduction, Trees, Shrubs, Plants, and Frequently Asked Questions? The "Introduction" tab is highlighted because your tour automatically started here when you clicked the "Enter" button on the home page. Use your mouse to click on a different Key page. Each Key page lists subcategories in its left pane. Hover your mouse over each subcategory to view a drop-down menu, then click the subtopic you want. Use the black scroll bar to navigate subcategories. Use the white scroll bar at the right of your screen to navigate each Main page. Now let's continue.

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My Bit

MyBit is a community driven platform to manage and secure assets by adding an ownership layer to the internet.

We believe that Blockchain will be a foundational technology in the near future and we are leveraging it to its fullest potential to revolutionize asset management and ownership.

By utilizing Blockchain Technology we are able to create a solution that eliminates a single point of failure risk and puts the power of ownership back into the hands of the people.

Computer code guarantees the execution of tasks exactly as described, eliminating the need for third-party brokers, escrow agents, and trust managers. This makes it faster, easier, and cheaper to conduct business.

Our token enables people to actively participate and vote in the development of our platform and in return be rewarded for their contribution by partaking in profit sharing.

MyBit is built on Ethereum - A leading blockchain technology with a thriving community of innovators. Ethereum extends functionality beyond traditional Blockchains with Smart Contract Technology, which is poised to transform current business models.

Our Goal is a global platform governed by a forward-thinking community of technology pioneers that solves the issue of inefficient asset management and trade. MyBit is more than groundbreaking technology, it is the beginning of a massive shift towards decentralization and self-governance.

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Nordic Trac

Nordic Trac, the recognized leading manufacturer of wellness equipment for more than twenty years, has sold more than 4 million ski machines, helping millions of people enrich their health and their lifestyle. To help you lose weight, shape and tone your body, improve your cardiovascular health, increase your metabolism, and to help you look and feel your best, we're pleased to offer both our Classic line of cross country ski machines as well as our new Plus Series. Each of the skiers will help you achieve the same superior result that has made Nordic Trac famous.

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Nordic Trac 2

To help you lose weight, shape and tone your body, improve your cardiovascular health, increase your metabolism, and to help you look and feel your best, NORDIC TRAC is pleased to offer both our Classic line of cross country ski machines as well as our new Plus Series. In this video, each of the skiers will help you achieve the same superior result that has made Nordic Trac famous.

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Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy is the energy that is produced by a nuclear reaction. It is often called atomic energy, because in a nuclear reaction, the atoms of certain materials are either split (fission) or joined (fusion). This reaction causes the release of great amounts of energy and radiation. This radiation is very powerful and dangerous to living things. Every element is made up of atoms that have a central core, called the nucleus. The nucleus is made up of protons, which are positive particles, and neutrons, which have no charge. Surrounding this nucleus are negatively charged particles, called electrons, and the atom is held together by weaker electrical forces and very strong nuclear forces.

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On-line Course Catalog

Welcome to our on-line course catalog. This catalog provides you with detailed information on all of our 130+ technical skill courses, plus more than 50 safety and health courses for your training needs. Here's a few tips for getting the most out of our catalog. Our technical skills courses are organized into a series of topically related courses. Most series consist of 5 to 10 comprehensive courses. To view the courses available in each series, just select the series from the menu below.

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Online Practice Test

You will be allowed 1 hour to complete all 3 sections of this test.

There are 40 questions in this practice test. Each question carries one point.

If you prefer to work offline, download this practice test by clicking the link below.

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Online Quiz 1

Now that you’ve seen the scenario, what do you think was the real problem? Choose one of the following:*8Mark wasn’t assertive enough.

There was no problem, they came up with a good idea and there were no conflicts.

Judy’s contribution wasn’t recognized.

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Online Quiz 2

Based on what you’ve learned about biological weapons, determine which of these statements are true, and which are false. There will be 8 questions. There is no time limit, but once you begin the quiz, you must finish it in order for your score to be counted.

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Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry Read

The best method for preparing nonhalogenated cyclopropanes is the Simmon-Smith reaction. This reaction, first investigated at the Du Pont company, does not involve a free carbene. Rather, it utilizes a carbenoid---a reagent with carbene-like reactivity. When diiodomethane is treated with a specially prepared zinc-copper alloy, (iodomethyl) zinc iodide, is formed.

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Oscillators

An oscillator is a circuit that is capable of a sustained AC output signal obtained by converting input energy. Oscillators can also generate square waves, ramps or pulses for switching, signaling, and control. Simple oscillators produce sinewaves, but another form, the multivibrator, produces square or sawtooth waves. These circuits were developed with vacuum-tubes, but have since been converted to transistor oscillators. Figure 1 is a simple block diagram showing an amplifier and a block representing the many oscillator phase-shift methods.

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Outlook XP Email Account

This video will show you how to create a new email account in Outlook XP. The first step in creating a new email account is to open Outlook XP. Once the program is open, move your mouse to the upper hand menu and click the tools button. Scroll down, and click”‘email accounts”. The “email accounts” box will appear. Select the “add a new email account” option, and then click “Next”. You will now be prompted to enter the type of server that operates your email account. Select “Pop3”, and click “Next”.

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PADI Open Water Diver Course

After enrolling, PADI's eLearning® system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

Prior to certification as a PADI Open Water Diver, you'll visit your PADI Dive Center or Resort to complete your training. You'll take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course, and you must successfully complete five confined water dives and four open water training dives with your PADI Instructor. You learn and master each of the required skills in confined water (swimming pool-like conditions) first before moving on and showing your instructor that you can comfortably repeat those skills in open water. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you will be a certified entry-level diver able to rent dive gear, get air fills and dive anywhere in the world in better or similar conditions to those you've trained in.

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Personal Investing

How would you like to get a jump on big institutional investors? Here’s one area of the market where you can. Spinoffs, or divisions of large companies that have been turned into separate public companies, offer a chance for individuals to buy into stocks on the cheap -- before the big investors do. In the first year or so after a spinoff occurs, the infant companies generally do not pay dividends, so many institutional investors pass them by. Index funds also spurn these shares because many are too small to be included in any of the broad stock market indexes. But those reasons shouldn’t keep you from looking at these stocks, because studies show that they are sterling performers.

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Pet Owndership

Pet Owndership

Slide 2
Several topics will be discussed during this presentation. The first half of the discussion will be about Deciding if a Pet is Right for You. We will review commitment, budgeting, animal selection, veterinarians, trainers, and where to find that perfect pet. The second half of the discussion will be about Pet Ownership. Topics to be discussed will include wellness, nutrition, training, multiple pets, pet safety, pet laws and pet custody.
Finally, we’ll provide you with resources so you’ll have an opportunity to reach out on your own OR how to find additional help for your search.
Again, we are glad you are here and hope you find this information helpful in your start of this new opportunity in being a pet owner. It’s a wonderful feeling to have a pet and to be able to care for and nurture during its life. We want to help you be the best owner you can be and help you find the perfect pet for you and your family.

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Phase Conjugate Wave Technology

Phase conjugate wave technology has many intriguing applications. A high-quality optical beam can be transmitted through a turbulent atmosphere and, after generation of its phase conjugate beam, be made to retrace its path exactly. Such beams can be used in the pointing and tracking of optical computing, laser gyroscopes, fiber and satellite communications systems, laser weapons systems, and photolithography. The mirrors that generate phase conjugate beams also make possible novel laser renovators.

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Philosophy Simplified

O disciple, knowledge without action is madness and action without knowledge is void. Know that, the person most severely punished on Judgment Day is one who did not benefit by his knowledge; seek refuge in God from knowledge that is not useful. So act according to the knowledge you acquire.

O disciple, live as long as you want, but you must die. Love whatever you want, but know that you will become separated from it. Act however you want and you will be rewarded for it.

Know that the knowledge of certain things cannot be taught through study and discussion. This type of knowledge can only be acquired through direct experience, just as the knowledge of sweetness and bitterness cannot be known except by taste.

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Pilates

Hi, and welcome to the Pilates mat and yoga workouts. The first is a Pilates-inspired workout designed to streamline your muscles without putting stress on your spine or adding bulk. The second is more challenging, interspersing Pilates-style exercises with yoga-stretching – a natural combination that sculpts every muscle, increases flexibility and relaxes from head to toe. So grab a mat, take the phone off the hook, and exhale your tensions. Give us twenty minutes a day, and we’ll show you noticeable results in only three weeks.

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Pilates Mat Program

In this video, Elizabeth Larkam teaches the Balanced Body Pilates versions of 20 mat exercises originally created by Joseph Pilates. Practiced correctly, these mat exercises are a powerful conditioning program for the entire body. On each exercise, substantial time is devoted to correct breathing, alignment and form. This program promotes functional strength of all the abdominal muscles along with the muscles of the back, resulting in strength and control that enhance your daily activities.

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Pitney Bowes U100 Modular Mailing Processor

The U100 Modular Processor is Pitney Bowes’ latest high-end mailing system. The MMP lets customers process mail that is sealed or unsealed, flapped or unflapped. The MMP will open flaps, and seal them as necessary. Unopened flap mail will be opened and sealed as long as the flaps are between 3/4 of an inch and 2-3/4 inches deep. Mail with flaps between 2-3/4 and 4 inches must be loaded with the flaps opened. Any of these types of mail may be loaded mixed with one exception: unopened, non-sealed mail cannot be loaded with sealed mail. If these types of mail are mixed, the MMP will attempt to open and seal both the sealed and unsealed envelopes.

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Pitney Bowes U100 Modular Mailing Processor 2

This system uses the envelope length information from the idler encoder and flap edge information from the flap array to set a path for the nozzle. The nozzle motor guides the nozzle 1/4 inch inside the flap edge as the pump motor pumps a metered amount of water through the nozzle. As the sealer transport rollers move the mailpiece out of the sealer, the flap is diverted back above the deck surface by a deflector mounted to the registration wall. When the envelope is fed up through the gap between the decks, the ski and transport assemblies pick up the envelope and press the flap against the envelope surface.

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Portray

60 second explainer
The challenge facing consumers today is that we get up to 5,000 marketing messages a day. Too often these ads are used to interrupt consumer’s entertainment, instead of adding value to the context the message is served. As a marketer, it’s tougher than ever to break through this clutter. Catching the consumer’s attention and moving them to action is becoming increasingly more difficult. So why not make it easy on yourself? Portray is the perfect marketing vehicle to inspire shoppers to follow a curiosity or passion, and immediately convert it into a purchasing experience. Showcase relevant updates on the latest products, promotions and can’t-miss events while daily shoppers are within close proximity to the point-of-purchase and in the purchasing state of mind. No other media platform can close the gap between an impression and instant gratification like Portray.

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Psychology Textbook Audition - Major Schools of Thought

Major Schools of Thought

<1>Structuralism

Structuralism involves breaking down psychological experiences—thoughts, feelings, and behavior—into their most fundamental components and then exploring how these components connect to create more complex systems and phenomena. It posits that consciousness can be categorized in terms of basic elements, just as physical objects can be reduced to smaller parts. Wilhelm Wundt is often considered to have been the founder of this school of thought, and he is said to have been the first to call himself a psychologist; Edward B. Titchener was structuralism’s primary torchbearer. Wundt’s establishment of the first experimental psychology lab, in 1879, led to decades of exploration that focused on defining and categorizing elements of the psychological experience. Structuralists were most interested in further understanding thoughts, emotions, and perception; they did not concern themselves as much with personality or behavior. Structuralism asserts that the main method of identifying fundamental components of psychological phenomena is introspection, an approach by which the structuralists intended to create descriptions of mental processes in the most basic terms. The term introspection, though it sounds like something you do on your day off while lying on the couch and wondering where your life is headed, refers in this case to more a more scientific and structured exploration. A person, often a psychological theorist, would embark on the methodological observation of his or her own inner thought process under carefully controlled experimental conditions and would then report back as objectively as possible. Though empirically oriented, this method eventually fell out of favor as a research technique, given the question of how externally observable an individual’s thoughts can be as well as possible biases and the impossibility of quantifying of any given person’s self-report. For this reason, structuralism also fell out of favor in psychology when psychology’s focus shifted to more outwardly measurable mental processes and actions.

<1>Functionalism

As its name implies, functionalism is concerned with what things do, and with the results that follow, rather than with what things are. It is the yin to the yang of structuralism, and it came into being as a reaction against structuralism. From the functionalist perspective, a psychological state’s meaning emerges not from its components but from its end product. A functionalist would say that any mental state—sadness, ecstasy, guilt, boredom—is definable primarily by how it spurs subsequent action or mental states. In that sense, a functionalist would argue that different emotions that have led to the same reactions or behavior may not be so different after all. Moreover, from the functionalist perspective, that similarity of reactions or behavior is much more important than any differences in the mental states that gave rise to them. Given this focus on the actionable results of mental states, functionalism is more concerned than structuralism is with behavior, since functionalism emphasizes how a person’s mental states will play out in the surrounding world. Functionalism, focusing less on mental processes than on the capabilities of the mind itself, places importance on experimental results that can be applied in practical ways, and so a lot of theorists under the functionalist umbrella have emphasized quantifiable, observable research results. Some of the earliest formal psychology laboratories were established by functionalists. Later functionalists, such as Edward Thorndike, can be viewed as early behaviorists, since they were most interested in the way that an organism responds and adapts to its environment.

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Puppy 101

Section #3: In the next few minutes, you will learn the basics of crate training your new puppy. When you bring your pup home for the first time, you should already have his crate set up with newspapers or a soft rug or towel. If your new puppy is younger than 10 weeks when you bring him home, we suggest placing an exercise pen around the crate. This will give him the advantage of not being shut up in the crate at an early stage for long periods of time. Usually around the 10-14 weeks stage, they become ready to stay in their crates all day while you are at work and all night while you sleep. You may keep a toy or two in the crate but we don't recommend keeping food or water in the crate, as this will lead to a huge mess.

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Puppy Fun

For a great time with your puppy, there’s nothing like a game of fetch. It’s best if you can play it in the park or along the shore, but it can be fantastic fun in the backyard or even the living room, assuming yours isn’t filled with irreplaceable figurines. What’s more, playing active games like fetch teaches a puppy to focus and follow instructions. If your pet has never played before, pique his interest by tossing the fetch toy and demonstrating how to chase after and retrieve it. He’ll master the concept in no time.

Who doesn’t love a game of hide and seek? It’s even more fun with a furry friend. Games like these are great exercise and provide a wonderful outlet for honing your happy hound’s hunting skills. Start the game by having a friend hold your dog while you go and hide. Then, say his name every few seconds until he finds you. He’ll be very excited when he does – young dogs love this game.

Most of all, enjoy your playtime with your new bundle of fluffy fun.

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Quicken - Automated Help Feature

Thank you. You can now register your Quicken software by Intuit. (stress on second syllable).

Step 1 - Choose ‘Register Quicken’ from the Help menu

Step 2 - Follow the Easy Step instructions to complete your registration.

Step 3 - Click ‘Help’ on any screen for further instructions.

If you register online, Quicken creates a temporary Internet connection, which is used to send your registration data. This Internet connection cannot be used for any other online activities within Quicken. All registration data sent online is safeguarded by 128-bit encryption technology, so your information is kept safe.

Please note-- after you register Quicken, the Register option no longer appears on the Help menu.

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Radiation comes from both natural and artificial sources

Radiation comes from both natural and artificial sources. Natural sources include radioactive rock and soil formations, and cosmic radiation from outer space.

Artificial sources include nuclear power plants, nuclear weapons, tobacco smoke, radioisotopes, and rays used in medical diagnosis and treatment.

Humans are constantly exposed to background radiation which emanates from several of these sources. This is generally very small but has a cumulative effect.

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Reading Tablature Intelligently

The first step toward developing a big-picture outlook in reading tablature is to recognize chord shapes. This starts with open-position chords, as shown in Example 2. Now, it’s one thing to be able to recognize a chord when it’s all nicely lined up, but guitar music, especially acoustic guitar music, often uses arpeggios and different fingerpicking patterns.

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Rei.com Demonstration

Shopping at REI.com is easy. Here is a quick demonstration to help get you started. First: how to shop for an item you saw in our catalogue.

1) Find an item in the catalog that you would like to purchase online. Next, locate the item's six-digit number at the end of its description, right before the price.

2) On the homepage you'll see the search box at the top of the screen, just to the right of the REI logo. Type either the catalog product name or six-digit item number in the search box. Then just Click on the orange "GO" button.

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Removing A Tile

Score the tile and hit it with a cold chisel in order to crack the tile.

Since the grout has been removed, you do not need to worry about cracking the rest of the tiles.

Remove the tile and the leftover thin set. You can scrape the old thin set off using a five-in-one tool and a hammer. The area where the old tile was located needs to be leveled so that the new tile will not stick out.

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Removing Fixtures

Removing old kitchen and bathroom fixtures to make room for new ones is mainly a task of loosening nuts and bolts. Most sinks, lavatories, toilets and bathtubs can be disconnected with such simple tools as a screwdriver and a variety of wrenches, including a basin wrench, used in cramped spaces. Always begin by cutting off the water supply nearest the fixtures. Usually this involves closing valves on the fixture's supply lines. But for old fixtures that have no valves, you may have to shut down the entire house supply.

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Replacement Windows

When shopping for replacement windows, look for the NFRC label which provides information on how energy efficient a window is. Consider double-glazed windows. These offer better insulation and help reduce outside noise.

Also look for windows that offer a low "E-2" coating and use argon gas between the panes. Features like these will help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

If your existing window frames are still in good condition, you may want to consider an insert replacement window. These are designed to fit into an existing window frame and will save you the time and the cost of a complete window tear out. And look for an extruded aluminum clad exterior with a virtually maintenance-free finish.

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Responsible Pet Owner Clinic

Slide 2
Several topics will be discussed during this presentation. The first half of the discussion will be about Deciding if a Pet is Right for You. We will review commitment, budgeting, animal selection, veterinarians, trainers, and where to find that perfect pet. The second half of the discussion will be about Pet Ownership. Topics to be discussed will include wellness, nutrition, training, multiple pets, pet safety, pet laws and pet custody.
Finally, we’ll provide you with resources so you’ll have an opportunity to reach out on your own OR how to find additional help for your search.
Again, we are glad you are here and hope you find this information helpful in your start of this new opportunity in being a pet owner. It’s a wonderful feeling to have a pet and to be able to care for and nurture during its life. We want to help you be the best owner you can be and help you find the perfect pet for you and your family.

PART 1 – Deciding if a Pet is Right for You

Slide 4 Narrative

While there are many decisions to make before deciding on a pet, the main one that must be made is deciding if you are ready to make a lifelong commitment. When I say Lifelong…I’m talking about the life of the animal. They will need to be cared for, fed, exercised and loved. While you may have the desire, you must be realistic in what you can offer.

What kind of relationship do you desire with your pet? Do you want a social companion, do you want them to be a part of the family, will it be used strictly for protection?

You also need to know a time commitment you are willing to give your pet. Is your lifestyle conducive? Do you travel much or do you participate in work or activities that keep you from being at home most of the time? Will you have time for training, exercise, and playing?

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Retirement Advice

ONE OF THE MOST important investment decisions you will ever make is not whether to retire but when you chose to do it. Every American looks forward to the day when they can trade the 9-to-5 grind for a little bit of well-deserved rest and relaxation. But the easiest way to erase decades of smart saving — picking the right funds, contributing the right amounts — is to start taking big withdrawals at the wrong time, especially if the stock market is in the midst of a prolonged slump.

By tapping an account during a down period, investors run the risk of eating into years of valuable retirement income that they may never be able to regain. They may have the money today but as the typical American starts to live well into their 80s they may not have that money down the road. This is particularly important now, since there is a lot of uncertainty in the market. Luckily, there are some easy steps you can take, like getting a handle on what financial pros call your investment horizon, to help you insulate yourself from this problem.

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Revlon

At Revlon, we believe that looking good means feeling good about yourself. And for most women, looking good begins with clear, smooth, glowing skin. How do you get it? That’s what this Color-Stay Make-Up Video is all about. This video teaches you about your skin, and how by performing some basic techniques, you can get and maintain a beautiful and younger complexion. Simply follow the basic steps in this video. Within just one week, you will begin to see positive changes.

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Roses

Roses prefer a sheltered, sunny spot and well drained soil; but otherwise, these paragons are surprisingly easy going and will succeed in most gardens or backyards. In fact shrub roses will flourish on quite light, even poor soils. It is important to give your roses a really good start. This means some digging. So whether you are planning to plant a single rose or a large bed, it is advisable to double dig so the subsoil is well broken up, especially if drainage is less than perfect.

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Running Shoes

There is no perfect running shoe, partly because no two feet are alike, even on the same person. Still, top brands can be comfortable, safe, and effective running mates -- if you know what to look for. This video gives you some practical guidelines to help you find shoes that will serve you well in the long run. If in doubt, don’t buy. Shoes should feel just right in the store. Don’t count on improvements after they’re “broken in.” Take your time to buy. Try to shop when business is slow so you won’t feel embarrassed about trying on many pairs of shoes. Buying in haste is a good way to end up with poorly fitting shoes that can cause injuries.

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Saucony

Addicted to running? In this video, Saucony's Custom Ride Management, or CMR, will help you "Define Your Ride." CMR in the Gird Trigon provides the neutral runner cushioning with 3 versions: Light cushioning, ideal for the slight build runner or the runner who prefers a softer ride. Responsive cushioning, ideal for the medium build runner or the runner who prefers a comfortable, balanced ride, and Durable Cushioning, ideal for the larger build runner or the runner who prefers a more resilient, firmer ride.

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Scion Audio Manual

Urban Attitude. The Scion xB is all about it. The question is, how much can you handle? Cruise with your friends and chill, because you're driving around town in one of the hippest set of wheels. While your online brochure is much more comprehensive, this CD will get you moving…and heads turning. There are five tracks on this CD after this introduction: they include the Double Overhead Cam engine, the incredible sound system, safety features, maintenance, and features.

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Search engine optimization

Basics of search engine optimization

One of the most important aspects of search engine optimization (SEO) is optimizing your page content. "Optimizing" simply means putting the keywords you’ve selected into your web pages in the right places, with the right formatting. The first thing to understand is that you should only use 1-2 search terms to optimize each page. Once you’ve selected a page to optimize, and the search terms you are going to use, all you have to do is put those words in the right places of the HTML code and you're done.
Where the search terms go:
1. Your page’s title tag
2. Your “keywords” and “description” META tags
3. In the first paragraph of body text
4. In the text of any links that point to the page.

If you need ideas for words that you can use to describe your services, view our list of keywords.

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Snowboarding

Ask most folks to describe their first day on a snowboard, and what they’re sure to mention is falling down, more frequently--and more emphatically--than they ever imagined possible. Well, though it’s often said that nothing in life comes easy, snow-boarding can, at least once you get past the initial frustration. Without further ado, here are some hard-won tips to help minimize day-one bruises. Forget what you’ve heard about the sport being a breeze for anyone who already skis, surfs, skateboards, or seamlessly slaloms through a plague of Gap-crazed mall rats.

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Social Security

Whether you’re young or old, male or female, single or with a family – this video is for and about you. That’s because Social Security has programs that affect everybody. This presentation was prepared by the Social Security Administration and tells you what you need to know about Social Security while you’re still working and what you need to know when it’s your turn to collect benefits. It also provides an overview of Medicare and Supplemental Security Income benefits.

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Spa Guard Instructional

Spa maintenance is important - and relatively easy - as long as you know what to do. This guide will help. By following these easy procedures and using Spa Guard products, you can:
Keep your spa water protected from bacteria.
Keep your spa water clear and comfortable.
Enjoy your spa when you are ready.
Even if your spa is equipped with an ozone generator or some form of ion device, you still need to pay attention to the maintenance information provided in this video. Of course every spa is different, so you should consult your spa owner’s manual for equipment operation and maintenance procedures. Always read product labels for detailed information on application and use. And of course, feel free to ask your Spa Guard dealer any questions. Because we want you to have a perfect spa environment whenever you’re ready to explore the fine art of relaxation.

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Stages of Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis occurs in two stages. These stages are called the light reactions and the dark reactions. The light reactions take place in the presence of light. The dark reactions do not require direct light, however dark reactions in most plants occur during the day.

Light reactions occur mostly in the thylakoid stacks of the grana. Here, sunlight is converted to chemical energy in the form of ATP (free energy containing molecule) and NADPH (high energy electron carrying molecule). Chlorophyll absorbs light energy and starts a chain of steps that result in the production of ATP, NADPH, and oxygen (through the splitting of water). Oxygen is released through the stomata. Both ATP and NADPH are used in the dark reactions to produce sugar.

Dark reactions occur in the stroma. Carbon dioxide is converted to sugar using ATP and NADPH. This process is known as carbon fixation or the Calvin cycle. The Calvin cycle has three main stages: carbon fixation, reduction, and regeneration. In carbon fixation, carbon dioxide is combined with a 5-carbon sugar [ribulose1,5-biphosphate (RuBP)] creating a 6-carbon sugar. In the reduction stage, ATP and NADPH produced in the light reaction stage are used to convert the 6-carbon sugar into two molecules of a 3-carbon carbohydrate, glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate. Glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate is used to make glucose and fructose. These two molecules (glucose and fructose) combine to make sucrose or sugar. In the regeneration stage, some molecules of glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate are combined with ATP and are converted back into the 5-carbon sugar RuBP. With the cycle complete, RuBP is available to be combined with carbon dioxide to begin the cycle over again.

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Summer Beauty And Grooming Tips By Linda Pliagas

With a never-ending list of makeup do’s and don’ts, it’s nice to know that this summer’s look emphasizes a Latina’s natural belleza.
A healthy, sun-tanned glow is the face all trend-setting women will strive for. Fortunately, many Latinas have a genetic advantage and will likely be envied by those in desperate need of sun rays.
There’s no need to layer on the powder to avoid the shine that appears due to heat, making this season’s "in" look shimmery and natural. Don’t worry if you’re a little shiny, that’s the style. If you wish to forgo foundation altogether, but want some coverage, then wear a tinted moisturizer.
To complement the freshly-woken-up-face look, eyebrows need to be grown back. Pencil-thin brows are history, says López-Rivera. Today, they are replaced with a thicker, more natural version. They should still be groomed, but not over-plucked. And while we’re saying adiós to thin brows, welcome moist, kissable lips - this season’s hot item.
For Hispanic men, this season’s emphasis is placed on developing and maintaining a proper skin care regimen. Since men aren’t able to camouflage their imperfections with foundation, they need to concentrate on prevention rather than correction. It’s important for men to cleanse their skin with a product made specifically for the facial area and for their skin type. Exfoliating cleansers increase circulation, giving the face a healthy glow, and remove dead skin cells that can cause breakouts. After the face is cleansed, remove further impurities by soaking a cotton ball with an astringent (toner) and gently massaging it all over the face (an important step most men neglect).
Another common skin mistake men make is neglecting moisturizing. Applying a facial cream or lotion can stall the aging process and make the skin look healthier.

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Swiss Medical Institute

Thank you for choosing to listen to the Swiss Medical Institute. What you are about to hear is the result of extensive research by our team of Swiss doctors and psychologists…. There are many factors that contribute to a successful weight-loss program. But following a 5-year study at the Swiss Medical Institute, we have identified the key factor…. Motivation is the fuel for your weight-loss program. Without motivation, you will not be able to sustain your progress, and will be more prone to yo-yo dieting. Now, motivation means different things to different people…..

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Tae Bo Videotape

Billy Blanks introduces the "knockout" new TaeBo workouts you've been waiting for. Join the excitement of the hottest workouts you've ever experienced GUARANTEED! You'll sweat like never before to hot new moves and the pulsating beat of a hip soundtrack. Available in both Basic and Advanced - TaeBo Live is so complete - even your toes will be fit!

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Tax Fundamentals

On this episode, we’re talking about: Deductions

So let’s say you’re single with a job as a lion tamer. You live alone, have no dependents, and your yearly income is eighty eight thousand dollars.

You have two choices when it comes to deductions: You can itemize your deductions, or take the standard deduction.

The lion food is an example of an itemized deduction. You can claim multiple itemized deductions but there are limits for each tax bracket and rules around each deduction.

The standard deduction is a fixed amount associated with your filing status and tax bracket. If you don’t want to add up all your expenses, the IRS allows you to just take the standard deduction. If your itemized deductions don’t add up to a lot, taking the standard deduction instead can often save you more money on your taxes.

So that’s the skinny of Tax Deductions. Want to learn more, CTA. Thanks for watching Tax Fundamentals.

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Teen Issues Video

Working it out at Madison is an award-winning teen guidance series that provides real life solutions to personal and social conflicts. Lively, entertaining and thought provoking, Working it out at Madison handles controversial topics such as alcohol and drug abuse, dropping out of school, domestic violence and relationship violence with sensitivity and directness.

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The Northern Lights

Alaskan legend describes the Northern Lights as torches carried by the dead as they move into the next life. A more scientific account says that the world's oldest laser show is the result of solar particles that hurtle through space until they collide with Earth's atmosphere, releasing a burst of radiation that we see as the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis.

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This Old House

A leaky kitchen faucet is a minor problem. Yet a steady trickle of water is a waste of both water and money, and eventually it will get on your nerves.

Before starting repairs, your first step is to shut off both hot- and cold-water supply lines under the sink.

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This Old House 2

Your kitchen sink may be the only thing in the room that works harder than you do. A good-quality sink can last 15 years, but even so it's likely to need replacing before you need a total kitchen overhaul. This month's Homeowner's Video includes step-by-step instructions for replacing a kitchen sink. It's your weekend project, from This Old House.

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Toy Safety

As you head out to do your holiday shopping, consider this: More than 140,000 children were treated in hospital emergency rooms for toy-related injuries in 1996, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. But don’t worry, there are plenty of toys that are safe--and fun--for your child. The vast array of choices can be overwhelming, but with common sense and a few guidelines, you can have confidence in your purchase. Keeping these guidelines in mind should eliminate some worries, prevent injuries and let everyone enjoy a happy and safe holiday season.

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Track slider

Track slider

The track slider is on top of the control buttons. It shows the progress of playing of the media file. You can drag the track slider left to rewind or right to forward the track being played.
Two timers at the left and right ends of the track slider show the current playing position (left) and the total time (right) of the current track.
Note: When a media file is streamed (live), the position indicator of the track slider does not move because the total duration of the streaming is not known until it finishes.

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Turbo Encabulator

Work has been proceeding in order to bring perfection to the crudely conceived idea of a machine that would not only supply inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors, but would also be capable of automatically synchronizing cardinal grammeters.

Such a machine is the Turbo-Encabulator.

The original machine had a base-plate of prefabulated amulite, surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing
in such a way that the two spurving bearings were in a direct line with the panametric fan. The latter consisted simply of six hydrocoptic marzel vanes so-fitted to the ambifacient lunar wane shaft that side fumbling was effectively prevented. The main winding was of the normal lotus-o-delta type placed in panendermic semi-boloid slots in the stator, with every seventh conductor being connected by a nonreversible trem’e pipe to the differential girdlespring on the up-end of the grammes.

Forty-one manestically spaced grouting brushes were arranged to feed into the rotor slipstream a mixture of
high S-value phenylhydrobenzamine and 5% reminative tetryliodohexamine. Both of these liquids have specific pericosities given by the equation P = 2.5 times C times n to the 6th power, minus 7. In this case n is the diathetical evolute of retrograde temperature phase disposition and C is Cholmondelay's annular grillage coefficient. (Initially, n was measured with the aid of a meta-polar refractive pilfrometer, but until now, nothing has been found to equal the transcendental hopper dado-scope.)

Undoubtedly, the turbo encabulator has now reached a very high level of technical development. It has been successfully used for operating nofer trunnions. In addition, whenever a farescent skor motion is required, it may be employed in conjunction with a drawn reciprocating dingle arm to reduce sinusoidal depleneration .

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UFO

Mysteries from beyond earth. The startling and frequently bizarre world of psychic phenomena and the paranormal is explored in this compelling film. Among the many areas of investigation are UFOs, psychic healing, witchcraft, the Bermuda Triangle, cloning, and extrasensory perception. Scientists and laymen alike struggle to find the answers to phenomena which has baffled the world for decades. This extraordinary film helps answer many questions in an effort to expand our understanding of the paranormal.

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USB Management

Nearly four decades ago, two titans of the hospitality industry came together to create a unique and powerful venue management solution.

Thirty-fve years later, with a renewal rate of ninety-four percent, USB remains the gold standard in venue management.

Each year, fifty million guests will experience the latest hit musical, the conference highlight of their business year, the football play of the decade, or the concert of a lifetime.

They’ll spend one-point-five billion dollars on twenty-eight thousand events ranging from Broadway to Super Bowls, Mega Concerts to the Olympics, Conventions and Car Shows to product launches.

With fifty-two thousands employees in eleven countries, USBs track record for success has paid off. USB managed venues create a vibrant cultural life, build tourism, and foster a robust local economy.

A city’s reputation depends on the excellence of it’s public facilities – and so does ours.

We are USB.

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Vellum Installation

Installation
The first step in installation of stretch ceiling is to measure the ceiling.
Draw the outline of the ceiling in the room.
Mark each corner with Latin letters going clockwise.
Measure the length of all walls with a measuring tape or a laser level.
To maximise the precision of the drawing divide it into triangles and measure their diagonals.

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Verizon Welcome CD

You are now connected with the nation’s largest, most advanced wireless network with over 33 ½ million customers in more cities, towns and places than anyone else. We invite you to explore Verizon Wireless and your new device by choosing from the following menu options. Learn about: Your Device, Your Voicemail Service, Your Billing Statement, Discover your options for managing your account online…To get the most out of this CD, make sure your computer is online. Now use the buttons below to learn more about your device and the services of Verizon Wireless. Enjoy.

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Verizon Welcome CD

You are now connected with the nation’s largest, most advanced wireless network with over 33 ½ million customers in more cities, towns and places than anyone else. We invite you to explore Verizon Wireless and your new device by choosing from the following menu options. Learn about: Your Device, Your Voicemail Service, Your Billing Statement, Discover your options for managing your account online…To get the most out of this CD, make sure your computer is online. Now use the buttons below to learn more about your device and the services of Verizon Wireless. Enjoy.

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Virtualization

Non-virtualized computers have one set of hardware and one set of software. Virtualization is a set of techniques for hiding hardware resources behind software abstractions to simplify the way other software or end users interact with those resources. In consequence, a single server computer, once virtualized, can run multiple operating systems.

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Volvo Audio Manual

Congratulations ... you have made one of the wisest choices you’ll ever be called to make. You have purchased a Volvo ... the safest automobile in the world. Now, while you drive away in your new automobile, we invite you to come with us on an audio tour of your vehicle ... we’ll explore the inner depths of your Volvo, and hopefully give you greater insight into your car and how to maintain it. Let us begin. Packed tightly inside the steering column of this automobile is a safety air bag. All Volvos come standard with this feature.

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Walk Away The Pounds

Welcome to Walk Away the Pounds. I’m Alison and I’ll be your audio guide.

I’m so glad you’re walking with me today. You know, this one mile walk is the perfect way to get started and be introduced to what this walking system is all about. It’s also a nice short workout for you.

Now, are you ready? Let’s walk! The warmup is very gentle and it really does prepare for the brisk walking that’s coming later on.

First of all, I’d like to review the four basic steps in our walk system.

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Web Page

The first page of a site is often called the Home Page. It's often an introduction to what the site is about. It'll have a heading and some short paragraphs of text, and will add a second page, with a heading and information about creating web pages. It'll also have a list of web page tools.

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Weekend Novelist

Using this program, you can organize your writing around the weekends. Each weekend has a specific task – character sketch, for example, or writing deeply about your character’s past, or writing a wild, uncontrolled dream – and each task makes a building block for your novel.

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What Does Good eLearning Have In Common With Good Movies?

You may not have realized it, but eLearning and movies have many things in common. Both seek to captivate their audience and produce a memorable story, and both can fall flat if not produced correctly.

The Correlation Between Good eLearning and Good Movies

Have you watched a movie lately – a really good one? Were you enthralled? Couldn’t take your eyes off it? Luckily, I did have this experience the other day. Like any other instructional design nerd, I immediately made the correlation between this marvelous movie experience and eLearning. In fact, I may go so far as to say that movies and eLearning share commonalities in their creation process and overarching theory of entertainment as well.

"Now, hold on there” you may be thinking. "Movies are purely for entertainment, while eLearning is more serious. It’s … well … learning. No entertainment there!" However, what if I changed entertainment to engagement? Would that make a difference? Now we’re talking!

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What is material handling accumulation?

What is accumulation?

Broadly defined, accumulation is the collecting or gathering of packages, product, totes, etc, in preparation for the next step in processing.

Accumulation, in general, performs several vital functions in a material handling system:
• It can act as buffer, or temporary storage area, regulating the flow of packages moving toward downstream processes.
• It can regulate the frequency and quantity with which packages are released. For instance, before a conveyor merge or induction to hold groups of packages until it is their turn to enter.
• It can also be used for any role which requires the product to slow down or stop.
• Accumulation is essential in high speed production lines to ensure generating units continue to run during the malfunction or downtime of downstream equipment.
• And due to the inherent real-world unpredictability of what items are needed and when, the accumulation of items while waiting for other operations to receive them is a necessity to any material handling system.
When operating in an accumulative mode, an ECC’s firmware is reliant on input from photo eyes, the PLC, and operations downstream to determine when to start and stop motor driven rollers. A photo eye that is located within a zone is said to be the local photo eye of that zone, or ‘local to the zone’.

And every zone operating in an accumulative mode should have a local photo eye feeding input to the zone’s ECC. Photo eyes communicate whether a zone is empty, or occupied. And keep in mind, if a zone is set to operate in an accumulation mode, but the zone has no local photo eye, it will be logically relegated to operating in transportation mode.

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What You Need To Adopt A Pet – Instructional Video

Thank you for considering adopting an animal from us!

Now that you’re ready to adopt a pet, we’d like to help you find one who is right for you. Your new pet will be with you for years, so this is an important decision that should not be rushed into. This video discusses important topics and gives you great tips on what you need to know before bringing a new pet into your home. We will also discuss obedience training for dogs: from Puppy Kindergarten classes to teaching your dog tricks.

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Working From Home

Working in your pajamas. Skipping traffic. Oh yeah. Knowing your lunch is safe from poachers. That’s the blissful reality of working from home.
But as anyone who has done it can tell you, the reality is a lot less dreamy.
There are no annoying coworkers snapping gum in your ears, but then again, there are no co-workers at all, which can lead to loneliness and isolation. And when there’s no one around to catch you Facebooking or Candy Crushing, it can be hard to stop doing those things and actually work.

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Working with Windows

Working with Windows

The drop-down Windows menu in the Desktop Console displays five window arrangement options, plus a list of all the windows in the currently selected project. The following figure shows a project that has the AppResponse Insight Index and Default Color Manager open

Use Next Window and Previous Window to cycle through making open windows active.

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Writing An Essay

Writing an essay can seem overwhelming, but is actually easier than you think. Follow these steps to ensure essay writing success.

Step 1: Read the writing prompt carefully. Figure out what the question is asking you to do.Are you comparing or contrasting, explaining or analyzing? Before you begin be sure you understand exactly what your assignment is.

Step 2: Brainstorm and write all of your ideas. Think of a graphic organizer that can help you organize your thoughts. Think of the main idea of the topic and try to come up with three reasons to support your position.

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XO Tablet Tutorial

- XO. Explore your Dreams. Change the world.

- Each dream category contains apps, ebooks, and information, all organized for kids by ability, instead of by age, because XO knows kids learn at their own pace.

- The content is created in partnership with all of these great companies.

- In addition to parental controls for safety, with the XO tablet parents have the opportunity to play an active role in monitoring their child’s development. It is easy to see how your child spends their time on the XO and where their interests lie by simply selecting your child’s name in the Dreams view and accessing the journal.

- The XO Tablet was developed in partnership between Vivitar and OLPC, that’s One Laptop Per Child, a non profit foundation that brings learning to chidren around the world.

- You bet. You can change the environment to Spanish or English and learn and play in either language by selecting the green stripes icon to go to the settings.

- And the XO can be shared between three users, even younger kids graduating from beginner tablets. Each user has his or her own settings and parental controls.

- And XO converts to a fully functioning android system. With a simple drag and drop, I have full access to the internet and the Google Play store with millions of apps.

- So congratulations! You now have a tablet that helps your child in his or her journey through the world….

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