Ten things I do to simplify my life, avoid stress, and feel good about the kind of person I am. This can work for you too.
You can overcome disappointments in your relationship that stand in the way of commitment if you determine that it could be a rewarding experience. Here's how.
Medicare Part C is a Medicare Advantage Plan. It completely replaces regular Medicare. There are pros and cons that you need to consider before selecting one.
I discuss 14 topics that I find cause people to lose touch with the important aspects of a relationship, and how to find what seems to be missing.
You believe you want a permanent relationship to enjoy years of building memories. However, for some reason you’re not devoted to it. This discussion may help clear up the confusion.
In April I attended Maven's conference in Whistler, Canada where they discussed their business plan with HubPages. Fifty HubPages authors were invited. Here’s what I learned.
Maven is a Seattle-based publishing platform for expert journalists. In 2018 they acquired HubPages for increased value and Say Media for their advertising technology. This is my analysis of a Maven stock investment.
Thieves use scare tactics on the Internet to get people to fall for scams. You can avoid becoming a victim and be 100% safe when you learn how to recognize the difference between fake warnings and true alerts.
I canceled my cable TV service and subscribed to YouTube TV at a lower cost. It completely replaces cable TV with all local channels, most of the cable networks, and free unlimited DVR. This is my review.
FreedomPop is a cellular provider with rates starting at zero. This is my review with instructions for activating their free 4G LTE cellular talk, data, and texting plan.
This is a detailed review of the Z-Edge S3 Dual View Dash Cam. I fully tested every feature to analyze how well it works. A dash cam with both front and rear recordings is very useful for proving insurance claims.
My doctor said to try an over-the-counter earwax softener, and to see an ENT doctor if that doesn’t work. This is a detailed step-by-step description of how I succeeded with removing my impacted earwax at home.
One of the reasons for rising health insurance costs is because doctors and patients allow our healthcare system to focus on managing disease (illness care) rather than prevention and wellness (true health care).
Did your car mechanic say you need a new catalytic converter because your check engine light is on with code P0420 — and it will cost you $800? I found an alternate solution that worked, using high-octane gasoline.
Is death the end of consciousness? Why are there so many documented cases in the medical field of people having out-of-body experiences and being conscious of their surroundings while near death?
I’ve found many inventors who don't understand what manufacturers require of them. As an innovator, I share my knowledge of the methods of bringing a product to market.
Due diligence is important when trusting your invention to an unknown person or firm. I found a company with a professional team experienced in negotiating licensing deals with manufacturers to sell my product ideas.
In addition to Benjamin Franklin's political and scientific involvements, he wrote engaging stories to help his readers with many aspects of their lives. These are his five best books that I've read.
Do you have trouble remembering faces? I have this condition when meeting new people, so I can explain what it's like when they think you don’t remember them.
Does our consciousness originate in our brain? If not, then maybe we can have conscious thoughts, experiences, and feelings after our death. Neuroscientists have been studying these issues for years.
When I received my DNA results from 23andMe, I learned about our family history going back 800 years, in addition to information that gave my sister and me a better understanding of our relationship.
Based on my research and studying the reports written by teachers of language-less people in the deaf community, it’s obvious to me that something goes on in their heads despite the lack of language.
Our consciousness and everything we experience might be a virtual manifestation. Sudden mental clarity before death tends to imply an afterlife. If any of this were true, it supports the concept of life after death.
These 20 strategies will help you make your articles stand out more professionally on HubPages' Network Niche Sites.
Was the Big Bang a single event, or had the development of the universe failed repeatedly until the one we now live in? Is this the final version or does the process occur an infinite number of times into eternity?
Intergalactic travel is being considered among scientists as the endurance of humans in space is researched. Inhabiting Mars may be the next step, but can we go even farther, considering requirements for human survival?
Astronauts living on the International Space Station help with the study of human survival and endurance in space. The challenges they encounter are unique due to the lack of gravity that we take for granted on Earth.
This is a review of important tools HubPages provides that will help you make more money with your writing.
How often do you need to resolve issues in your life. When considering your options, ask yourself: What's the point? Does it have value? What are the long-term benefits? This can help you make life-changing decisions.
When subject to market conditions, that subjective view can negatively affect decision-making because it’s based on feelings rather than preplanned strategies. Trading decisions are better when remaining objective.
Stocks always have a 50/50 chance of going up or down. Therefore, directional trading only has a 50% chance of success. Your odds can be improved by making neutral trades, which is possible with options on both sides.
Why does time only go forward? Is there some kind of gravity that relates to time? The gravity of time, or time gravity, is my theory that affects the direction of time—keeping it going only in one direction.
Most of my trades always went against me at first. I found a solution, and a method to avoid losing money. Placing trades at the bid or asking price increased the odds of going in the right direction from the start.
Short selling options, either with stocks or with futures, can put the odds in your favor when you sell option premium. Time decay works in your favor, and there are additional advantages with options on futures.
I like to make my own spaghetti sauce because I avoid the chemical preservatives that are in canned or bottled sauces. This is my recipe for a vegetarian tomato sauce that everyone will think has beef in it.
In addition to writing blogs, Google’s Blogger can be used to quickly create regular looking websites. I’ve made several already and I'll show you how to set parameters to make Blogger work for hosting regular sites.
I’ve discovered many unresolved issues with InfoBarrel while researching the site. My conclusion is that it may eventually fail, and I'll explain why.
This easy-to-make cheese omelet doubles as scrambled eggs. It becomes something different every time I make it! And it even works in a sandwich. I included pictures for you to follow along with my recipe.
Flipboard is a social news magazine for sharing web content. It's a great resource of information. Authors can use it to promote their own articles. I examine the entire process, along with known problems and issues.
As I get older, I have become more health-conscious with the kinds of food I eat. I always feel great when I make this vegetarian bean stew. I included pictures for you to follow along with my easy three-step recipe.
These three poems follow the stages of a failed romance, with several attempts at working on the relationship with the intent of making it last despite certain things that stood in the way.
Writing poetry can bring hidden feelings to the surface and help with emotional healing. This poem is a story about breaking up a short-lived romance.
Having researched and analyzed the Medicare options for myself, I have a thorough understanding of the system and can teach you what you need to know. I’ll clearly explain all the options from which you can choose.
With billions of galaxies in the universe that may have the potential for Earth-like planets in their solar systems, the chance of intelligent life elsewhere must exist. But there are reasons why we may never find it.
I discovered that Panasonic makes a user-friendly cordless phone system with the features I've always dreamed of having. I've had other brands of phones in the past, but this does everything a modern phone should do.
Things sometimes go badly wrong when a defensive driver comes across a clueless driver. This is a discussion about the problems careless drivers create for themselves and others. A video of examples is included.
If you can go back where you grew up, take a walk through your old neighborhood. It might awaken lost feelings from childhood with enlightened consciousness.
The mathematical notion of "nothing" is actually quite enormous. There is more emptiness in the universe than there is physical substance. Follow along with me as I clarify this concept.
Once our present becomes the past, we no longer have the ability to change it. This is why backward time travel is doubtful. However, forward time travel can't be ruled out because it doesn’t break any laws of physics.
If you are programming your company's automated phone system, this guide will help you set it up properly to handle your callers in an efficient manner that takes into account the needs of your customers.
Have you ever wondered how large companies receive simultaneous callers without getting busy signals? You need multiple phone lines and a phone company feature known as rollover that routes callers to an available line.
This article is about my experience with switching my mobile service to NET10 Prepaid Wireless, including the pros and cons I’ve discovered about the service.
Many religions are based on the notion that there is a creator of life and the universe. This article is not meant to argue with beliefs, but to suggest something else to think about.
I was a PC user for over 30 years, but I recently switched to an Apple Mac Mini. I’ll tell you what I learned and what I needed to do to make the transition.
Here is why the business models used by many writing sites lead to failure. I offer my opinion based on my background as a systems analyst.
We all feel like time goes by faster as we age. There are several reasons why this happens. Our perception of time is effected by our changing frame of reference. I'll describe three causes of this phenomena.
Why pay a high price for a computer monitor when you can use an HDTV for a lot less. Here’s the scoop on my experience and what I learned from my research when searching for a good monitor for my desktop computer.
This is a true story about a conniving and deceitful eBay customer. My experience shows how eBay is carefully protecting both buyers and sellers.
Do you trade in and out of stocks quickly, looking to take profits and moving on? Market gyrations can make losing trades into winners, but it is extremely uncertain that it will be consistent. Here's my analysis.
When we trade on emotion, we tend to do the wrong thing for the wrong reason. The only way to avoid emotions is to enter and exit every stock trade based on a strict plan, no matter what else may affect your decision.
Instead of rebuilding after repeated flooding damage caused by hurricanes and natural disasters, I propose government assisted relocation to safer areas presently available due to being economically depressed.
I recently conducted an online survey of tinnitus sufferers asking about various issues they have. I compiled the results into a review that can be easily interpreted to determine if there are any common causes.
I learned from my Realtor the trick for selling a home fast involves just a few inexpensive improvements. This is a review of what I did that worked.
Money invested in stocks is 100% at risk, and a stock's price can only go up or down. With only two possible moves, there is only a 50% chance of success. There is a way to limit your risk while improving your odds.
There are three different types of eye doctors and each one is a specialist in their specific field. It’s important to understand what each one does so you know which to use for your specific requirements.
The first few seconds of a phone call has the most influence on a client. It sets the tone. I'll discuss proper phone etiquette, how to answer, how to be prepared to take notes, and how to show professionalism.
Sometimes something happens that affects us emotionally and we find ourselves in awe of the experience. This euphoric feeling of being awestruck may have evolved to give us a biological advantage to conquer the world.
Face-to-face conversation is less frequent these days due to the Internet. Communication in person should not be lost from our social skills. It lends itself to a better interaction with more successful results.
One day I suddenly lost my sight in my right eye for a brief moment. It turned out that I had glaucoma. My ophthalmologist performed this procedure to control the pressure in my eyes.
I found out how well Microfiber encasings help avoid allergy problems caused by dust mites that live in mattresses and pillows. I bought a set for my bed and pillows and had a positive experience with a better sleep.
I have well over 100,000 miles already on my car. Proper maintenance helps prolong the useful years of your car. I’ll tell you how I'm keeping my old car running as good as new with little cost for upkeep.
Many doctors claim to understand tinnitus, but end up wasting our time. This article is an essay of my experience with doctors, information I learned from research, and a review of how I'm dealing with my tinnitus.
It’s important to know who's worthy of a lifetime friendship. Good friends will positively influence, will always lift your spirits, and will appreciate your values. A helpful friend will give constructive criticism.
Lust is an overwhelming longing and intense sexual desire. Love can keep two people together and lust can keep a relationship alive. However, would lovers have difficulty respecting one another with lust?
A toxic friend will waste your time while they are throwing their life away. You don't share similar interests and you find them boring because they aren't educated. This true story shows how to move on.
I experienced helping my sister get out of Scientology when she asked for help. If you lost a family member to a religious cult, this personal story offers some clues and a way to start the process.
If we look out toward the heavens, or if we look deep within atoms, we will find mostly empty space. I'll take you on an illustrative tour to explain why the universe and all matter is basically empty.
Keeping our calendar in sync with solar time requires more than just adding a day every four years. We need to add a second once in a while, known as a leap second. We also need to skip some leap years.
By having clear goals and objectives you can handle most any situation professionally, and avoid the pitfalls that can ruin a small business.
If you’re drifting thru life without making plans, you may not want to achieve the dreams you think you have. Learn how to recognize what’s important to you.
Siri, in Apple's iOS on the iPhone and iPad, uses speech recognition to understand spoken queries. Then she speaks the results found on the web. Siri can also type what you say, if you know how to get along with her.
Stock options lose value over time, but reversing the logic puts the odds in your favor—selling options short and buying back cheaper. Options also can be used to define your risk, improving those odds even further.
How does language affect our thinking? Do we even need a language to think? How do deaf people think if they never heard speech? Do animals think without language? I researched this to try to answer these questions.
You want to write a book to help others based on what you've learned from your own challenges. I wrote a self-help book, so I can share with you what you need to know to successfully write your own inspirational book.
I remember discovering Myrth in the ’60s. They were a group of talented musicians who formed a jazz-rock band and released their one-and-only album on RCA Victor in 1969. This is their story, including soundtracks.
Intuit announced that the 2018 version of TurboTax will support Trump’s shorter 1040 form. I’ll update this article when the 2018 version is released in December.
I had carpal tunnel surgery by a hand specialist. Later my primary physician found compressed discs in my neck. He said that may have been causing my hand to get numb and I may never have had a carpal tunnel issue.
Journalists can focus better on their reader's interests with online news services. However, many small-town newspapers still fill a niche that Internet websites can't touch due to lack of broadband to rural homes.
I had a complete tear of the Supraspinatus Tendon of the rotator cuff. This injury can cause pain and limited mobility of the shoulder. I discovered that treatment doesn't always require surgery.
Interjections are words that have no grammatical meaning but are understood. Alliterations are sentences where every word starts with the same letter. This creative writing essay is a demonstration of their usage.
Many friends ask for advice, but I discovered that some people get intimidated and ignore the advice. One reason why people don't listen is because they want verification of their faults rather than positive guidance.
The universe has been expanding ever since the Big Bang. The act of observation changes the way we see the universe, making it difficult to determine its evolution in the space/time continuum.
My favorite singer in the '50s and '60s was Neil Sedaka. He wrote the song "Oh Carol" for Carole King, and she responded with her own song, "Oh Neil". The lyrics are here.
Formatting the pages of a book for publication can be done with Microsoft Word, which includes tools for book formatting. I'll show you how to set page layout, font size, titling, cover design, book spines, and more.
Grieving the loss of a loved one requires closure. This can be achieved with a virtual visit. Creating their persona (or psyche) in your mind and having a virtual conversation may help with the healing process.
This short story is a creative writing exploration of life. The trials and tribulations of human development and growth are portrayed as a man’s self-awareness of life from birth to death unfold.
Raising the minimum wage isn't the solution for low-income workers. The point overlooked is that the work performed needs to generate more revenue than salary, so funds are available to cover other business expenses.
This is a review, updated in 2018, of the beginnings of Google Authorship, how and why it got started, and the reason why it’s no longer supported since 2014.
I have taken steps to monitor and stop hacker attacks in real time with my own website. It's a shame that large corporations and government agencies don't protect their computers too? I explain how I protect my site.
Cyber terrorists get you to allow your computer to spread viruses and malware to your friends without you knowing. Your friends think they are getting an email from a trusted friend, and then they get the virus too.
A well-designed office phone system must be focused on customer service. It should quickly route callers to a live person and avoid sending potential customers to voicemail jail. I'll walk you through all the steps.
I discovered that courts may deny probate of a deceased Holocaust survivor when there are no blood relatives, even if there is a will. This is a detailed accounting of what needed to be done when my aunt died.
I’ll explain what is involved with writing a motivational self-help book. I'll show you the structure to use and how you can apply your own life experience to write a book to help others benefit.
A few years ago Robin Edmondson suggested this idea, so I organized a group of local Hubbers to meet once a month. These local HubMeet events were a great way to socialize, share ideas, and learn from one another.
If you have unused web domains, you can bring in some revenue while they’re parked. You can place revenue producing ads on these sites, but you also need to provide useful content for SEO purposes, as I'll explain.
My Aunt wanted to be cremated and have her ashes scattered in the ocean. It was her way of being returned to the Earth. This is a photo review and detailed account of the burial ceremony carrying out her wishes.
Audio recording was done on steel wire reels before magnetic tape. I still have my father's Vintage Webster-Chicago recorder that uses wire reels. I included my video in this article so you can hear it play.
I experienced having floaters and flashes in my eyes and learned that I had Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD), so I can tell you about the warning signs and symptoms, and what you need to do in a similar case.
I had experience hiring caregiver aides for my elderly aunt. This is how I managed her finances, hired aides, wrote a healthcare agreement, and dealt with elder care agencies.
Many people buy a surge protector that gives little or no protection to their electronics. I'll explain how to properly protect your equipment from damaging voltage spikes.
We all need to make decisions in life. The failure to fully understand both options available can cause confusion and uncertainty. Ben Franklin listed pros and cons to help make decisions when faced with conflicts.
Things can happen that cause good friends to stop communicating and lose touch. I've learned that if they are true friends, they will make every effort to rekindle the friendship, as shown in this personal story.
This is very different from walking through a spacious cavern. It literally involves crawling on hands and knees through underground tunnels. I once had this experience and I'll describe it. It's called Spelunking.
Maintenance of articles is vital to the success of an online writing business. I explain how I manage the tasks of keeping readers engaged and improving search engine traffic.
More people are leaving Facebook in 2018 due to privacy concerns, and finding it difficult. I include complete instructions to successfully delete your account.
I discovered that doodling can help you tap into your subconscious mind and consciously visualize what's hidden there. You may even get to understand yourself better with this interesting and fun doodling experiment.
I discovered a powerful way to understand and feel what someone else is feeling. It’s a way to appreciate where they are "coming from" and get in touch with their emotions. The trick is to clone their posture.
Being conscious of your partner's good qualities helps with appreciation. Focusing on what you really want will help avoid wasting time with inappropriate partners. This is what emotional availability is all about.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with too much work? I stumbled on a way to tell my boss what was happening with a positive attitude. Here's how I talked to my boss about it, and got positive results from the interaction.
No matter if you are looking for a magazine subscription as a gift, or if you are trying to find the best magazines for a doctor’s office waiting room, this article serves as a guide to help you choose what's best.
Men have no trouble committing to a career or to friends. Why, then, is it different with marriage? Overlooking the good things in a relationship and a lack of communication can cause commitment issues.
Do you feel your relationship is lacking something? This will help you communicate about the issues and learn what you both want.
This is a detailed tutorial specifically for HubPages authors showing how to track your AdSense earnings for each individual article on all HubPages Network Sites.
Singing Karaoke with friends can be an enjoyable party experience. Learn how to get the most enjoyment out of it with these seven ideas.
I discovered how to avoid expensive car repair bills when the "check engine light" is on. If it’s a catalytic converter warning, try my low-cost solution first before going to a mechanic.
Are you the kind of person who always thinks of innovative ways to improve things? Share your ideas with management. It's a great precursor to asking for a promotion at work.