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Removing Super Glue

We all know that Super Glue is one of the strongest and fastest bonding adhesives on the market today. Because of its wide use, people have found that they might accidentally glue their fingers together or to another object. If this happens to you, do not worry. Although Super Glue is incredibly strong, it still has a major weakness which is acetone.

Household products such as nail polish remover contain the chemical acetone. If you place a small amount of nail polish remover on a cotton swab or Q-tip, you can apply it directly to your skin to dissolve the bond. This process does not damage the skin however it can discolor fabrics and damage laminated counter tops. Straight acetone can also burn your skin so use with caution.

If Super Glue happens to stick together body parts where acetone can not be applied (such as lips or eyes) then follow this advice.

For skin bonded together with Super Glue soak the affected areas in warm soapy water. After a few minutes peel or roll the skin apart. If you have trouble with this try using tools such as a pencil or a spatula. After this remove the cured Super Glue with warm soapy water. This may take several applications.

If you accidentally stick your lips together apply a large amount of warm water while wetting your lips with saliva from the inside of your mouth. After a few minutes try to peel or roll your lips apart (do NOT pull). Super Glue solidifies when it touches saliva (or moisture) and could actually stick to the inside of your mouth. Within 1-2 days the saliva should break down the glue. Avoid swallowing the glue after detachment.

Eyelids are a bit trickier. If you do happen to stick your eyelids together wash it with warm water and then apply a gauze patch. In 1-4 days the eyelid will open on its own without further action. To this day there has not been a documented case of adhesive to the eye that has caused permanent damage so try not to worry. Do not try and force your eyes open.

Getting Super Glue on your eyeball will cause the glue to attach to the eye protein, but only for a matter of time (several hours). Weeping and double vision may occur until the adhesive has dissolved. Washing with a warm 3% sodium bicarbonate solution may help in speeding up the removal of the adhesive.

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Staff Development Options

Staff development is defined as the improvement of the knowledge and skills of employees within an organization by providing them with training.

Organizations that invest in staff development have found that it improves efficiency, improves productivity, ensures the continuation of institutional knowledge, reduces turnover, reduces costs, improves employee morale, and increases employee job satisfaction. Staff development may also give the organization greater scheduling flexibility and may lead to operational improvements.

Staff development can take many forms, as the following tables illustrate:

Staff Development Conducted within the Organization

Mentoring

A deliberate pairing of a more skilled/experienced person with a less skilled/ experienced one, with the mutually agreed goal of having the latter grow and develop specific job competencies or organizational knowledge.

Job Shadowing

Working with another employee who might have a different job in hand, might have something to teach, or can help the person shadowing him or her to learn new aspects related to the job, organization, certain behaviors or competencies.

Job Rotation

Employees are moved between two or more jobs in a planned manner. The objective is to expose the employees to different experiences and develop a wider variety of skills to enhance job satisfaction and to cross-train them.

Committee Assignments

Cross-department committees work on a particular assignment either permanently or on a temporary basis.

Training Programs

Formal skill-building learning sessions in classroom workshops sponsored by the organization.

Staff Development Conducted within the Organization

Special Teams or Task Forces

Cross-department teams formed for a special purpose of working on any specific project or finding a solution to a very critical problem.

E-Learning Programs

Training modules available through an online learning system.

Leadership Development Programs

A series of leadership programs for selected employees with leadership potential. This may consist of scheduled formal training programs as well as a work project assignment to address an organizational issue.

Brown Bag/Lunch and Learn Sessions

Training provided during lunch hours. Employees bring their own lunches to the meeting

Book Discussion Groups

Groups of people who meet regularly to discuss books that all the members have read.

Staff Development Conducted at the Job

On-the-Job Training

One-on-one training located at the job site, where someone who knows how to do a task shows another how to perform it.

Job Enrichment

Assigning additional responsibility normally reserved for higher level employees.

Cross-Training

Teaching an employee who was hired to perform one job function the skills required to perform other job functions

Stretch Assignment

A project or task given to employees which is beyond their current knowledge or skill level that places them into uncomfortable situations in order to learn and grow.

Peer Coaching

Two or more employees work together to reflect on current practices; expand, refine, and build new skills; share ideas; teach one another; conduct research; or solve problems in the workplace.

Staff Meetings

Staff learn from each other. Brief skill-building sessions can be built into the staff meeting time.

Staff Development Conducted Outside of the Organization

Sabbatical

An extended period of leave, often one year long, taken by an employee in order to carry out projects not otherwise associated with the employee’s job. The employer may pay some or all of the wages that would have been otherwise earned or some or all of the expenses incurred.

Action Learning

Small groups of colleagues meet over time to tackle real problems or issues in order to get things done; reflecting and learning with and from their experience and from each other as they attempt to change things.

Professional Associations

Opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills as well as learn how other organizations handle similar issues at conferences and regular meetings.

Academic Programs

Degree or non-degree programs. Some organizations bring an instructor onto the worksite and provide time off with pay for employees to attend. Others provide a stipend to support employees who gain accreditation in skills useful to the organization.

Volunteering

Employers contribute pro bono staff time, professional skills, and company resources to local organizations.

Some offer employees time off to volunteer during the work day. Others coordinate days of service for their staff to work together on large group projects.

Self-Directed Learning

Employees take the initiative to diagnose their learning needs, formulate learning goals, and identify human and material resources for learning.

TED Talks

Twenty-minute educational videos created from a presentation at the main TED (technology, entertainment, design) conference or one of its many satellite events around the world

Internet Resources

Online educational programs.

What staff development options does your organization provide? Are there any others I should have included?

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A Quick Content Marketing Strategy That Works

If you are just starting out in business (or if you have never done anything for your business online), developing your content marketing strategy does not necessarily need to be an awful experience. It does not have to be arduous and it does not have to be extremely time-consuming.

Using content marketing guidelines that are quick and easy
As you are thinking about your content marketing strategy, you need to devote a reasonable amount of time to creating it. Of course, you will spend subsequent time on making it work and on keeping it fresh. It is also important to always have the big picture in your mind at all times. There is no doubt that developing a content marketing strategy can take up a lot of your time and energy if you do not go about it in the most efficient, more sensible way possible.

You can eliminate the stress of creating your content marketing strategy
The first thing that you need to realize is that you do not need to handle everything on your own. You can get support from other people who you trust. A good approach is to devote an hour at a time to developing your strategy. That includes the work that you do yourself as well as the discussions that you have with other people who are working with you to develop that strategy.

Considering that there will probably be a lot of moving parts in your content marketing strategy, a checklist may help you a great deal. If you have a thorough checklist, you will probably not allow anything important to fall through the cracks. That is critical to your success. Additionally, you should keep in mind that everything that you do should be written down. You will need to revisit whatever you write and it will make it easier for you down the road. After all, you want your strategy to not only exist but you also want it to be effective.

Your content strategy is critical but it does not need to be painful.

How will you use that hour
Remember that the hour that you have designated will not be enough to create and effective content marketing strategy from start to finish. However, it will be enough to set the process in motion and to lay the foundation for what you will do later on. In that first hour, you will put all of the players exactly where you want them to be. You will also get them to completely agree to your plan and to commit to being a part of it. Those are critical pieces to the puzzle.

Of course, another part of that is the idea that you want those other people to be as passionate about your business as you are and, hopefully, that will be the case. You can get help from the other players as far as ironing out the details; however, you also need to come prepared when you first sit down to propose the strategy that you want to execute. The following are the steps that you will want to take to lay that extremely important foundation.

  • Define the goals of your business: You will need to state exactly how you hope your business will benefit from your strategy. Remember not to take too much time for this part of the discussion. It should be a simple statement.
  • Let everyone know exactly what you hope to accomplish with the content that you share with other people: It is very important that you understand that your content is a tool. Granted, it is a powerful tool that can really help your business to accomplish a great deal. However, it is still a tool. As you are engaging the people you want to work with you, you may want to open up the discussion by posing some important questions, such as how you can (collectively) accomplish the goals that you have set up and what your content needs to accomplish to make that happen.
  • Discuss your target audience in detail: Not only do you need to identify your target audience but you need to know them as intimately as you possibly can. That means that you need to have information such as, where they live, what issues are they experiencing that you can help them to solve, how likely are they to become loyal customers to your business, etc.
  • Know exactly who your competition is: It is important to embrace your competitors. You will not be doing your business (or you) and good by sitting in the dark and convincing yourself that you do not have any competition. That is just plain naive and it is a sure way for your business to fail.
  • Discuss the content that you think will be the most effective: If you are a strong writer, you will have absolutely no problem with that. On the other hand, if you do not feel confident about your writing, you need to find someone else who excels at writing. Hopefully, one of the people (or more) who you are looking to for support can fill those shoes.
  • Determine exactly where you will store your content : The good news is that your content is not necessarily like paying the rent. You do not necessarily post content and that is the last time that you can do anything with it. It can be recycled (or repurposed) on many occasions. You just need to make sure that it is not time-sensitive. If you can do that, you will get a great deal of mileage out of it.
  • You need to determine that you have accomplished your goals: You will need to set up success markers as part of your strategy. The first one that you will want to set up is watching how your traffic increases. Half a year is a good amount of time and by then, you should see some real results. Another marker is generating a robust number of leads. At the one-year mark, you should be able to see an increase (by a certain percentage) of people you have been able to convert to customers.

Conclusion
You have a lot to accomplish in an hour but if you are organized and efficient, you can do it. It is a very important foundation for your business' future, in the short term as well as in the long term. Of course, the big picture is that your message must reach the right people at the right time, which you will make sure to accomplish. What follows that is being able to engage other people. After all, your ultimate goal is to convert them to loyal customers and you will not be able to do that if you do not engage them.

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Cowboys Kick Dirt

My oldest son is a soldier. He arrived in this life, the day before my 34th birthday, kicking and screaming like a banchee, and to be honest, he hasn’t stopped. He’ll take a good battle over the easy road any day of the week, but he gets things done.

As a toddler, his big plan for life was to grow up and be a cowboy. He loved to walk around in his Daddy’s boots, and even though Daddy complained about it, Sean did it anyway. I remember telling him once that those were big boots to fill, and he said, “My feet are going to be bigger.”

At the time, I laughed it off, didn’t think much about it, and I spent a good amount of time helping him find ways to learn, grow, and become the independent young man that he is today.

He learned that choices have consequences.

When he was about seven we dug a pond in our front yard, and after it had been dug, he and his friends filled it full of rocks. The friends went home, and the next morning, his job was to take all the rocks out of the pond and stack them on the side so we could put the liner in the pond. Two days later, when his friends came back to visit, he shared his experience with them, and convinced them that since he had to clear out the pond by himself, they should help clean out the chicken coop. Choices have consequences.

Reading wasn’t his strong suit, but he found alternatives.

He loved to learn, but he hated to read. He would beg his sisters to read to him, and listened intently anytime anyone read a book. He could memorize details faster than anyone I’ve ever known, and his memory of historical facts is second to none. He loved History, so he would find documentaries about history, and listen or watch those, then he’d spend hours studying up on the details of the documentary. Studying, researching was more interesting than just reading about it, and he was able to answer a lot of his own questions. Education became a game of challenge, research, and learn more.

Working to learn, learning from work.

On the job training became part of his process of learning, and he loved travel. He would grab any opportunity to travel and learn more. Apprenticeships are difficult to come by, but he found three ways to get apprenticeships, and learn as he worked. Farm jobs were plentiful, and he loved working in the country. Political training, jobs, and working with political leaders became a strong second alternative way to learn history. He would spend hours pouring over historical journals and documents.

Cowboys do life better.

When he came home after a long political journey one night, wearing a pair of leather cowboy boots, I knew he had found his niche.

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How Blogging About Weight Loss Can Inspire You to Succeed at Your Diet

My weight problems started a few years back and despite the efforts to undergo every possible program – it all seem to go in vain. I came across an article one day suggesting that a weight loss journal can be of help to my cause, so I gave it a try. Blogging is a fad these days anyway.

I considered the idea because nothing is at stake. I might as well give it a try especially since I’m having a hard finding the extra push I need to get things done and shed the pounds I have to get rid off. In fact, the only thing I might ever regret is that I have to give up the couch potato life of being in front of the TV because I need to work on my blog.

What I like about blogging is that it plays a role in my weight loss efforts by helping me keep track of my workout and diet regimen. It also makes me be sincere to my cause because I have to write down all that’s happening – even if that includes confessing that I went binging on junk food.

Strangely enough, my weight loss blog made me feel in-charge of my actions. Because I know that all eyes are on me, I have to be cautious so I will not disappoint the people around me. Little by little, I was able to drop a few pounds and my blog serves as my documentation.

Suddenly, things begin to fall into place, thanks to my improved habits in dieting and working out. It may have been two months before the changes start to occur, but noticeable decrease of my waistline is sure worth the wait.

I give the credit to my blog for such achievement. Furthermore, I feel happy that there are people who actually read my thoughts – they are even there to back me up on my goal to lose weight.

Blogging though has another thing to offer. During my second month as a blogger, I began earning money from the blog entries that I write. Isn’t it amazing to have a source of extra income?

So not only did I lose weight with a blog, but I was making another $20 per month from talking about how to lose weight and writing reviews on different foods and diets I was trying to help me lose weight fast.

Besides the fact that I’m doing wonders to my health because of my blog, I receive as much as $20 on a monthly basis for putting my thoughts into articles such as writing about weight loss methods that I’ve tried and making diet food reviews according to my experience on them.

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Ignoring the Blogosphere Doctor?

Creating your own weblog or blog is another area that is ripe for social networking, especially in building your own practice locally. You can set up a weblog on a number of different sites, from Amazon to Google to WordPress.

It is relatively easy to set up your own blog. You can even have your staff do it for you.

If you are taking our lead and writing even small amounts of material on a frequent basis on news, events, promotions and health tips, you can have a separate blog for your practice that can get you noticed quickly. You should link your blog to your website.

Make sure there is an opportunity to have comments posted. If you’re going to accept comments, make sure you review them so you have 100% control over what ultimately gets posted and is associated with your name.

One negative area that I’ve found is unscrupulous people, even some vendors searching out doctors. Spamming can be huge!

Be careful.

That’s another good reason you want to have complete control over any blog and its content 100%.

The other thing with maintaining a blog is doing so frequently.

Daily is best, but at the least every week. It’s not a bad idea to link and subscribe to other blogs using the real time syndication feature, the RSS feed. If you’d like to learn more about RSS feeds, simply Google them.

There is a tremendous amount of information from iGoogle on blogs you want to subscribe to and receive updates from as they post to their sites.

Many of these sites, such as the blog we’ve been running for some time at Perfect Practice, can serve as a significant resource.

For example, our blog has a search feature, as does our members-only website. By using the search feature, you can put in a category such as “training,” “marketing,” or “finances” and pull up a whole wealth of information in seconds. It can help you tremendously.

The last comment regarding areas of expertise in social networking is the whole idea of publishing.

It’s been said that everybody has at least one book in them. Having one book published and my second one half completed, it’s not as difficult as you think as long as you maintain some consistency.

We have other member doctors who have had this experience as well. This is the single most important thing you can do to establish your credibility with your own clientele and practice.

Just by investing a little bit of time on writing, blogging, social networking, etc. you will immediately see positive results, especially if you incorporate it with other marketing strategies.

If done correctly, blogging can be a very powerful.

Neglect it, and likely be left in the dust by much more tech-savvy doctors and patients for many years to come!

It’s all up to you!!

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How Long Does An Arrest Warrant Last?

You can’t outrun an arrest warrant

Did you think that you had gotten away with that warrant for your arrest because it was issued a long time ago? Perhaps it was even in a different state. If you haven’t been arrested already then perhaps the warrant has been forgotten about – Wrong. How long does an arrest warrant last for? – A lot longer than you might imagine.

Arrest warrants are for life

Warrants do not expire and they do not have a time limit. An arrest warrant will remain active until you get arrested or you give yourself up. It’s as simple as that and if you haven’t been arrested yet then it’s just luck. Give it time and it will most likely catch up with you.

If you have a warrant for a serious felony crime then you can expect to be caught quickly unless you are actively avoiding capture. It’s more likely though, that you have a warrant for a misdemeanor offence like failing to attend court or not paying a fine. If this is the case then it’s unlikely that the police will be actively pursuing you.

Warrants don’t go away by themselves

Just because you have a warrant for a minor offence from years ago and you haven’t been arrested yet, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be. Remember a warrant will last forever unless you do something about it. It will not go away by itself.

One day you will get stopped for some routine traffic offence and the police will take the opportunity to check to see if you have any arrest warrants. You are already in front of them so if they can add you to their arrest statistics for the day then they will. They can do a routine warrant check in no time at all with their onboard computers and if they find your warrant, even if it’s from years ago, they will arrest you and take you to jail.

Most police officers are assessed in some part, by how many arrests they carry out so they have a real incentive to find something to arrest you on. You would be an easy target.

Dealing with an arrest warrant

I’m guessing that if you are reading this article then it’s because you either know that you have a warrant for arrest or you think you have one. You are also concerned that you should be doing something about it before your luck runs out and you finally get arrested.

Once you have been arrested you will be thrown into jail to be released only after bail has been set. That’s when it starts to get expensive so if you can, it’s best to avoid the getting arrested part.

You need to get yourself a lawyer to guide you through the right way of handing yourself in and dealing with whatever it was that got you the warrant in the first place.

Find out what the warrant is about

Before you hand yourself in you need to find out what the warrant is for and even whether one exists at all for that matter. You can get details of the warrant from the courthouse where it was issued. Just give them a call and ask. If you can’t remember where it was issued then you can use an online public records database. Arrest warrants are public records so there is a good chance that you will find your’s online.

Forever is how long an arrest warrant lasts.

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How to Get Ideas Fast for Bloggers

Would you like to come up with great ideas to write in your blogging business? Here’s what I do.

Think about to carry with yourself the 10 ideas notebook. A notebook to notate 10 ideas for your blogging activities everyday. The thing I like to do is to have a small pocket notebook which would fit in my basically pocket, and I carry with me at all times this little, small notebook. In fact, I’m looking at it right now while I’m basically teaching you today. I’m also looking at the ideas I have written this morning in my blogging notebook. This is very, very important, because if you do this regularly you won’t have to suffer in finding ideas for your blog. You will have many ideas.

It’s just a matter of practicing. Practicing the right amount of ideas to come up everyday. Let’s say 10. It’s a very great number to work with, but you could come up with 12, 15, or even 20 ideas. It’s very common for me to setup a list of 10 ideas at first, but then as my idea muscle so to say warms up, I begin to write, notate many more ideas in my notebook for that particular day, and I hardly can keep up with this. So I no longer have to suffer with ideas, where to find ideas for a blogging business. They are always in my notebook.

And the reason it is particularly important for you if you’re struggling to find time for blogging is that when you’re notating ideas down you’re not blogging. You are just coming up with ideas, either for your blog topics, or for trainings, or for any other blog related activities. But when that actual time in the morning, in the day, or in the afternoon, or in the evening comes to you to write, to work on your blog, you won’t have to look for ideas. The ideas, your so to say to-do list, will be there all the time. You will just have to open your notebook and those ideas will be with you all the time.

I recommend you notate your ideas on paper, and not on the computer. There are quite a few software to do that, but I recommend keeping a pen at hand and a notebook. This physical act of writing somehow works together with your brain much better than your typing it on the keyboard, or even dictating to your microphone. It’s much better. Of course, if you are in a hurry, or driving a car, and you cannot really write but you come up with ideas while driving, while commuting, it’s very good to save the time and press the record button on your phone, for example, so that you could record a few ideas which could later be used in your blogging business. Use every tool that you have to come up with ideas, and one of them is very important, ideas notebook for you.

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Do Follow Blogs – Which Ones Really Do Follow?

If you are looking to post on Do Follow Blog directories it is most likely because you would like to get a link back to your site and have it recognized by the search engines. Did you know that most so-called do follow blogs do not actually have the "nofollow tag" disabled? In other words, when a search engine gets to the site it will not follow the link posted in the comments and those sites will not be recognized.

Why would people promote having a Do Follow Blog and not really have one? Some may tout that they have a do-follow just to get people to visit (a shady tactic). Some may be unaware that there site does not actually follow but have no way to be certain. Some sites have a setting to automatically disable the nofollow tag after you have posted a number of times (usually 5 to 10 posts) on their site, thus cutting down on comment spam.

Before I get to the tool that is going to change the way you look at websites I want to lay down some ground rules for posting comments. If you are looking for links back to your site by posting comments on blogs then you need to do it the right way:

1. Do Not Spam – The most important rule of them all. If you are spamming comments all over the place to get your links out there then you are going about this the complete wrong way. Most sites moderate there comment posts and your comment will most likely be taken down.

2. Be informative and genuine when leaving a post. For more info on this see rule # 1

3. If you are asking a question, have it be relevant to the article or site that you are posting on.

4. Do not make your comment all about you and your site. If you post something that answers a persons question or is just interesting then you may get people to click on your link just because of that.

Now that you understand the rules for posting, you just need to find those actual "Do Follow Blogs". Good news is that if you are using firefox for your browser then you have access to a free tool to help with finding them. Any successful online marketer will tell you that firefox is far superior to internet explorer, so if you are still using the latter then it is time to switch.

In Firefox go to "tools", "addons" and search for "nodofollow" install and restart firefox. Next, If you go up to "tools" you will see a new link called "NoDoFollow", click on this to enable. You can also right-click on the screen and see it in your menu. You should see all links on any webpage that you visit highlighted in either pink or purple. The pink links do not follow and the purple links do follow You will be looking for links in purple to show you where your comment posts will be the most effective.

Leave a comment on this article with the address to your "Do Follow Blog" and we can help each other find those actual Do-Follow-Blogs.

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How to Find a Purpose for Bloggers

Many bloggers, when they start to write the blog posts, struggle in doing this long-term for months or years, because they think that the success will come faster than they deserve. But in today’s over saturated market in many niches that really have great competition, you have to be very patient, and do the activities in your blogging business one thing at a time. What helps in sustaining this activity over time is really finding your purpose and by finding your purpose you will actually find time, make time for your blogging activities much easier, because this is probably the ultimate professional mindset, which has a vision. You have a vision which actually sort of passes yourself, and you want your vision, your purpose be in front of you at all times. Especially when you’re facing challenges and the short-term setbacks, struggles.

For example, for the first few weeks you might feel very optimistic with your blogging and you write posts every day, and you’re feeling inspired to come up with great ideas, or you feel like they are great ideas. But, in those few months you discover nobody really sees your blog. You then most likely will feel discouraged and think, oh blogging is not for me, not for my niche. Perhaps not for my abilities. I don’t have what it takes. And you give up, because you didn’t create a purpose, initial purpose for yourself. In order not to quit, and easier find time for your blogging activities, you really have to think about why you are doing this.

It’s this vision that will keep you going. For me blogging is always about helping people. Helping people solve their problems. Like today hopefully I’m helping you solve your problem in finding time for blogging. By finding your purpose as I’m saying, you will make this tasks of scheduling time in your day much easier, because this is a high priority in your daily activities, your blogging, because you’re doing this with a high purpose, to help people, and in any way you can with your skills that you currently have, with your expertise that you currently have or with the expertise that you are hoping to achieve while studying a certain area. Always try to have a higher purpose, which will eventually facilitate your blogging success, and help find time for writing and blogging. This will make or break your blogging career long term.

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