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There are a few times in our lives when we have the opportunity to stand up and fight for something we truly believe in. But these moments can be fleeting, and if we don’t seize them quickly, the opportunity is lost.
Being a mother is one of the greatest jobs in the world. Keeping our children healthy, safe and happy is also one of the most rewarding experiences we can have. We also possess the true gift to teach our children the importance of making a difference in the lives of others. So, sometimes we have to seize the moment to protect the health and safety of our children and those of mothers less fortunate.
Increase Your Productivity with an All-in-One Kitchen Computer
By Jean Parks
Online cookbooks, recipe sites, instructional cooking videos and streaming cooking shows have all exploded in popularity in recent years. As a result, there are many advantages to having a PC in the kitchen. And now a new generation of All-in-One PCs, with their beautiful space-saving designs, is eliminating the hassle of trying to fit big, bulky PCs into a cramped kitchen spaces.
Let’s explore a few things you can do with your kitchen PC to increase your productivity:
Metric conversion – No more having to run to the computer in the family room. The Online Cooking Converter has you covered! Easily calculate weights and measures for hundreds of commonly used ingredients.
Cooking gets social – Kitchen Monki allows you to create printable grocery lists, plan meals, and organize and share recipes with family and Friends on Facebook and Twitter.
Even though cell phones and smartphones have become ever-present in our daily lives, many people can still be surprised when they open up their wireless bills. Voice and data overages plus unexpected roaming charges can lead to lead to some sizeable variations on a month-to-month basis.
Yet it doesn't have to be that way. There are a number of simple things we – and our families – can do to make sure our cell phone expenses stay within budget. Here are 7 ways to start managing that bill:
PC clean-up tool also offers security and faster performance
I have often wondered if those computers that you see abandoned curbside or for sale at local markets contain any personal data and now I know the answer. A recent study of 200 hard drives bought from Internet auction sites and trade fairs found that nearly half of them contained some kind of information, some of it highly sensitive, including bank statements, birth certificates, family photos, and medical histories.
How best to clean up and delete all the personal information that we store on our PCs has become one of the most vexing problems of the digital age. While shredders can take care of paper files, computer files are not so easy to deal with. Emptying the Recycle Bin doesn’t ensure safe deletion and employing a PC maintenance service can be costly and time-consuming. Luckily, there are a number of security utilities that we can take advantage of, one of which is PC Tools Performance Toolkit.
Google introduces smarter search with the Knowledge Graph
As part of its continuing quest to improve search results – and stay ahead of rivals like Microsoft’s Bing – Google yesterday unveiled a feature which is designed to deliver more relevant and in-depth responses without the need for additional click-throughs. Dubbed the Knowledge Graph, the new feature takes into consideration all the possible meanings for a search term that you might use and presents them as alternatives on the first page of the search returns.
In a blog post, Google SVP Amit Singhal uses the example of ‘Taj Mahal.’ By entering that term in the Google search box, you could be inquiring about the acclaimed mausoleum in India, the musician of the same name, or the casino in Atlantic City, NJ. While the first few results may concentrate on the Taj Mahal in India, it includes a window of alternatives if you want to switch to one of the other meanings.