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October 2014
Penning
Fritz on Photography

Lighting, Placement and Isolation

The three points demonstrated are the fundamentals of good photography. Light is the most important element and with today’s camera photos in bright light and low light are readily possible.

September 2014
Ambord
Dollar Sense

Fall Vacations and Upcoming Holiday Trips: Keep Your Money Safe

Thieves know, travelers are not expecting a pickpocket among that crowd of friendly faces. So while vacationers are busy taking selfies on their SmartPhones in front of the Washington Monument, they don’t expect the guy sitting nearby enjoying the view, to be a thief. He may appear to be answering email on his phone or laptop, when he is actually operating a handheld device which peels the passwords and account numbers right off of the credit and bank cards in your wallet.

Grossman
Quotation Quotient

What’s Your QQ?

“To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problems of contentment.”  George E. Woodberry

Kaderli
Passport Perspectives

5 Reasons Why We Retired Abroad

When people move overseas, often times social stereotypes and cliques are dropped in favor of less pretentious friendships and community goals in the new location. Common interests and values replace judging a person by the address where they live or the name brands they wear. It's freer, friendlier and much more open.

Pilarski
Deal Me In

Blackjack: Never Busting Never Works

When using a never-bust strategy, you are giving the casino a 5% advantage, whereas when you use strict basic strategy, you are only giving the casino about a half of one percent edge.

Trussell
Aid for Age

Quilting: What’s Old Is New Again

Practitioners say there's no strict definition of modern quilting. But characteristics of a contemporary quilt can include an emphasis on solid colors and bold, minimalist designs; experimentation with negative space; a reworking of traditional fabrication techniques; and an improvisational approach to pattern making.

August 2014
Ambord

Grandkids Make You Smarter… Till They Don’t

The study also showed that women who cared for their grandkids five or more days a week got much lower scores, a good indication that they were stressed out, stretched thin by too much responsibility at a time in life when they should have less responsibility.

Ambord

Potpourri: Travel Smarter this Vacation Season

Thieves often select victims in the lobby, and then casually follow them to their rooms. If a suspicious person gets on the elevator with you and then gets off at your floor, stay on the elevator and go back to the lobby and ask for an escort to your room.

David
Legal Ease

Little Questions, Important Answers

Even if co-patient advocates are allowed, there is a disadvantage to naming co-patient advocates in that they both must agree on everything they do. If they cannot agree on a course of action, then until they do, they cannot make a decision on your behalf.

Grossman
Quotation Quotient

What’s Your QQ?

"When I have to choose between voting for the people or the special interests, I always stick with the special interests. They remember. The people forget." - Senator Henry F. Ashurst

Pilarski
Deal Me In

Where'd Da Go? Slot Machines Then and Now

If you are a want-to-be buyer of a “dearly departed friend,” it is important to check state and local laws before you pull the trigger (handle), although, generally speaking, antique slot machines are legal in most states if they are over 25 years old.

Trussell
Aid for Age

Fashionable Even While Rolling Around

These clothing creations undoubtedly will be welcome news to the many seniors who have to spend so much of their lives in wheelchairs.

July 2014
Ambord

Potpourri: Tips to Help You Travel Smart and Safe this Summer

You could also purchase a tracking device which goes in your bag, deactivates in the air, reactivates on the ground and sends you a message telling you where it is. No kidding. Go to trakdot.com to find out more about this small electronic device.

Ambord

Starting a Business of Your Own: It Can Happen

If your motivation for starting a business is to not have a boss, forget it. Obviously you can’t succeed if you are not pleasing your customers. So while you own the company, as long as you want someone to pay you for what you do or sell, the customer is your boss.

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