Global Veneers: Disinformation Rules on Social Media

Once upon a time, we all thought that the internet and the world wide web were great ideas and brilliant for humanity. Now, however, we are not so sure. Who would have thought that humanity would turn out to be too dumb to cope with all this information? Global veneers: Disinformation rules on social media, as folk pick and choose the bits they like. Truth has splintered like fairy floss and the resulting fake news is rotting the teeth of generations of Homo sapiens.

Calamitous Events Covered Up by Fake News

Dumb people elected themselves a really gross President in the US because they were sick of feeling inadequate in the presence of so-called elites. Now, we have a man totally unsuitable for the job making life and death decisions on a daily basis. 200 000 Americans have died from the coronavirus pandemic. The popularity of dental veneers reminds me of the consequences of style over substance and always getting what you think you want. The fact that you have rotting teeth needs to be dealt with, rather than just covered up with pretty plastic. Global veneers: Disinformation rules on social media like gossip always has avoided any grounding in truth.

The Battle Between Content Marketing & Truth

There is a battle going on between content marketing vs traditional editorial and we all know which side is winning. A big white smile and a bouffant hair style is promising big fat white lies. Folks are tuning into whichever narrative they prefer, and which fits their bill. Scientific facts are being left on the shelves, whilst customers take home whatever bunch of bullshit, they so desire. Global warming? Nah no thanks. Gender equality? Give me a break. Black lives matter? Since when! Global veneers are hiding the chasm, where science and truth disappeared, some time ago.

How about the Hollywood makeover where social media-friendly gloss defeats substance? It is all part of the new world order in 2020, where truth is a questionable commodity. We have all been told for too long, by those folks selling stuff, that we can have it all. Hell, we believe them and want it all now. Billions of people are gazing into their little phone sized mirrors and asking, “who is the fairest of them all?” All with the very real expectation that the answer will be themselves of course.

Dentist Protagonists in Literature: Scarier in Fiction?

You can name the number of dentist protagonists in literature on one periodontal ligament. Apparently, Doc Holiday, the alcoholic, gambling gunslinger was a dentist – who knew? The only dentist I remember from the movies, was Laurence Olivier’s turn as the Nazi torturer in Marathon Man pulling out Dustin Hoffman’s teeth without anaesthetic. Willian Goldman wrote the novel that the film was based on. Dentists, let’s face it, are not archetypally heroic. One does not hear kids telling their parents that they want to grow up and become dentists. Dentist protagonists in literature: Scarier in fiction and rarer than hen’s teeth. The white coat sends out a message to surrender, rather than attack.

Dentists Fiction or Fact?

Of course, the terror of wisdom teeth removal is very real and in no way fictional. Perhaps, dentists are too frighteningly real and associated with painful discomfort to star on the pages of literature.  Dave Egger’s Heroes Of The Frontierkeeps coming up in my research, as featuring a dentist protagonist at the heart of his book. I have never read a book by Dave Eggers, so, I cannot tell you whether it is worth reading or not. What I do know is that no memorable character from any great literature pops up in my memory.

Moby Dick Minus a Dentist

My research reveals very little worth mentioning in regard to dentist protagonists in literature. Dentists are mere footnotes, when it comes to the big swinging dicks on the printed page. Alas, Captain Ahab was not on a dentist at any time during his ill-fated quest for Moby Dick. I am pretty certain that none of The Brothers Karamazov were dentists or even studying to be dentists throughout Dostoevsky’s epic tale. Both of these tomes are packed full of Christian concerns with god and morality, but no dentists.

Although I feel sorry for those folks who are so myopically focused on all things biblical that they lack perspective, I will include the few references to teeth in the bible. Exodus mentions an owner knocking out the tooth of his slave and letting the slave go free on this basis. Now, I am not sure if you cannot associate dentists in any way with this manumission. Proverbs places a bad tooth and a faithless man on a similar footing in terms of lack of confidence in their performance. Still, no direct reference to dentists on the biblical stage.

How to Design A Professional Presentation

Since school days we are plagued with subjects and professors that require us to make presentations. It became a necessity to learn how to design a professional presentation. These presentations would either be group undertakings or solo ones. It is a rare sight to have someone enjoy the entire process of creating a professional presentation. Perhaps bits of it would be done by one part of the creative team and the other by another one. There are books on how to design a professional presentation but because of technology, some of it would be outdated.

It is always a good idea to search for new and updated resources on subjects of your presentation. Not only for accuracy but also for a new angle technology wise. This will show that you are doing your due diligence to impart current developments in your field. There is no excuse for a poor presentation. Unless you are a sophomore. In high school. With no resources to speak of not even a library. 


But modern technology is now very accessible and user friendly. It can be manipulated in all sorts of ways that you can be comfortable presenting it. Here are some basic tips for a winning presentation:

  • Make it interesting. Why did you like this expertise in the first place? Make them see why you love your field.
  • Use simple words as much as you possibly can. Not everyone who is listening is as well versed as you are.
  • Use compelling covers that will perk up their attention
  • Be clear and concise with your ideas and fonts. A simple matter like the font you use can make the audience lose interest in your presentation. Use businesslike fonts. Save the frills for another day.
  • List 3 takeaways from your presentation. This is goal setting for your listeners. When you feel you are straying from your main topic, go back to your takeaway and regroup.
  • Make clear call-to-action endings for your presentation. Bring all the elements in and end with a simple, concise thought. 

Some skills you learn quickly. Others get better with practice. With these tips and your enthusiasm, making a great professional presentation will get easier, clearer and more insightful.

The Best Books To Read About South Africa

The best books to read about South Africa are mostly from those that have traveled extensively. Traveling is the best investment they say. It is finding yourself in places you can get lost in. It is immersing yourself in different cultures, meeting people you would otherwise have  never met. Going to places you cannot spell at the top of your head, much less pronounce properly. Enriching your experiences and finding more about places and people expands not only your vocabulary but how you see the world as well.

That far away place where the delightful goodies like Biltong and droewors sold in South African shops which are now available in Sydney. South Africa, like most places, with crimes and crime rates that are slightly higher than most but the reality that something happening to a tourist is very low. You are safe if you keep to the beaten tourist path and do not venture into high risk areas. With the right preparation and safety, it could end up as one of the best trips you could make.

  • Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton – a peek at a racially divided South Africa between two men and their families. A beautifully woven novel that’s both tragic, hopeful and poetic.
  • Coconut by Kopano Matlwa – A story focusing on the search for identity of two black millenial girls facing issues in modern-day South Africa. What role is there for them in  Westernised society? 
  • No Future Without Forgiveness by Desmond Tutu – A bold look at the horrors of uncovering human rights violations at the time of the apartheid. A story of reconciling a nation with its present and future without denying the past.
  • Burger’s Daughter by Nadine Gordimer – a historical novel by the South African Nobel Prize in Literature winner of a girl coming to terms with her father’s legacy as an anti-apartheid militant and struggles in a complicated society.
  • Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela – From humble to hero, the life of Nelson Mandela from his beginnings in a rural village to becoming the first president of a democratic South Africa. If you MUST read anything about South Africa, this is IT.

With a history as culturally rich as South Africa, it is only expected that there would be more of a telling and re-telling of what could, did and what else might have happened. The best books to read about South Africa may have not been written yet. It might be about South Africa’s future. One thing is for sure, South Africa’s shaping of their country is not even half done yet. It will evolve and develop more rapidly than anyone expects.

Film & Television Books For Kids

Film & television books for kids is as varied as personalities of children. As a young girl, I would often look at the television and watch attentively to stories or whatever was playing. This is the time of no remote controls, hardly any flat screens and one fitting in your pocket was an unheard of thing. I would recreate all the good parts of my favourite shows and even movies were not spared from my daydreams. One day I would be Supergirl, other times I’d be a vampire slayer or if my older cousin wanted to play, I become the vampire/witch.

When school started, there I heard of plays and sets and production and all the trappings that were part of a continuing love for film and television. This is the time of gradual introduction to kiddie theatre workshops, excursions and performing arts youth programs. But for a young person trying to discover the other side of the screen, these would be the perfect film and television books for kids.

How To Make A Movie In 10 Easy Lessons

This book is divided into 10 lessons using their cellphone cameras or tablets with tips on filming and editing techniques for their very own films. This book will teach from pre-production basics, or start with events and simple point and shoot to lighting and camera angles, learning basic lingo behind the screen and many more.


Kids’ Guide To Moviemaking

This is a middle grade nonfiction activity book for children who love filmmaking, acting and being involved in the performing arts. This book will show them how to utilize what tools they need to make their own feature film. Children will have the opportunity to learn how to be a Movie Director on their own movie set with easy to understand guidelines and descriptions.

Digital Filmmaking for Kids for Dummies

As the name suggests, this book walks you through projects and teaches each stages of filmmaking from writing a script to sharing your finished product. Suitable for ages 7-16.

Movie Maker : The Ultimate Guide To Making Films

It says it has everything you need to create films on your cell phone or digital camera comes in a clapper box that actually works. Comes with a directors handbook and story board ideas, individual folders with a CD for sound effects, animation, tickets, stuff to make your movie making easier.   

The Filmmakers Handbook For The Digital Age

It is the film industry’s comprehensive translation guide, dictionary and phrase book to producing, shooting, directing, editing and distributing your masterpiece which includes the most current information on filmmaking in the digital age.

Getting your hands on these film & television books for kids can be hard. But, with these books, one will become more familiar with not only the language but also the inner workings of the film industry.

Five Compelling Books Written by Lawyers: Potentially for Aspiring Lawyers

Most lawyers like to read, when they have the time, which is not as often as they would like. Lawyers are busy reading case notes and researching constantly.  A book must be really worth the investment of time. Here are five compelling books written by lawyers, which could be potentially excellent fodder for aspiring lawyers too. Shakespeare wrote in Henry VI, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers”. A sentiment that many on the wrong end of the legal see saw would concur with. However, not all writers have been at such odds with the legal profession

From Legal Clerk To World Famous Author

Charles Dickens worked as a junior legal clerk, before entering the world of journalism. His novel Bleak House is considered one of the greatest books about the law and, possibly, his greatest novel. Dickens new the court system, and, so, could capture the flavour through accurate rendering of the minutiae. Dickens literary thematic mission was ‘social justice’ and this novel captures all the injustice and tragedy inherent in 19C British culture and civilisation. Aspiring young lawyers could learn much from this masterpiece.

A Book About Integrity Under Pressure

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, is, probably, the most celebrated 20C novel with a legal theme. It has been made into an iconic film starring Gregory Peck and has been on the school reading lists for countless decades. Harper Lee studied law but did not complete her degree. Her father was a lawyer who, once, defended two African Americans accused of murdering a shopkeeper. Unlike in the novel, these men were hanged for the crime. This is a book about integrity under extreme pressure. A classic tale for all aspiring lawyers to read.

More Great Books for & by Lawyers

Richard Susskind’s End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services is well worth a read in light of the rapidly changing legal landscape. It covers how new technologies are transforming the legal profession.

John Mortimer, the creator of Rumpole of the Bailey, is a great writer and a very successful barrister. The books spawned a long-running TV series and they are laugh out loud funny for those dry enough to appreciate the wit.

John Grisham must get a guernsey, I suppose, due to his output, and it featuring, in both prose and film. A good story teller in the legal arena.

I suppose you could encourage them to look over quality legal websites as well as to watch TV shows about lawyers such as Boston Legal, Ally McBeal, Law & Order, Suits & L.A. Law. These programs are what starts a lot of vocational dreams in the first place, I imagine.

I hope that you take the time to explore these Five Compelling Books Written by Lawyers: Potentially for Aspiring Lawyers.

The Great Barrier Thief

The senate enquiry into the Coalition government’s $443.3 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation reveals some disturbing information. The fact that this organisation with just 6 employees have already spent some $800 000 on operational costs, has this observer wondering about possible renovations on director’s houses and other equally dodgy stuff. Are we seeing the Great Barrier Thief in action, right before our eyes? Pig’s snouts in troughs come to mind and the whole corrupt house of cards, when thinking about politicians and their pals. Ex PM Turnbull made this gigantic grant to this tiny group and they had not, even, requested it or tended for it.

Be Very Cynical About Our Politicians

The ALP has stated that it will attempt to claw back whatever money they can if they win office at the next election. Notoriously these claims by opposition parties are, rarely, if ever, met in reality when the next lot come to power. I think that we have a clear right to be very cynical when it comes to viewing our politicians and civil and corporate leaders in this country. The recent leadership spill in the Liberal Party was not about governing this country better, it was about the right wing of the Liberals trying to muscle in over the more moderate side of the party in parliament.

Securing Our Future or Their Own?

Securing our future is a common tag line for political parties seeking office. These chaps and the odd female are about securing their own futures, first and foremost. Getting to the top of the tree is not about anybody else but the glorious ego of the person climbing over the backs of those deposed or beaten. Humble locksmiths have more integrity, when it comes to securing our institutions, click here to see for yourself. The Great Barrier Thief cannot be stopped by normal means, it seems, as vested interests are stockpiling the nation’s wealth for themselves.

Is it a Fake NGO in this Space?

Fossil fuel champion and chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, John Schubert, saw no conflict of interest in his vocation and the problems of climate change for the reef. The Great Barrier Reef Foundation has a number of mining and fossil fuel industry leaders on its board. One might question the validity of the organisation as an environmental and ecological saviour of the reef. Is it, rather, a fake NGO in this space?

Stories Are the Bedrock of Humanity

The facts of life might be okay for a science book, but it takes an outlandish story to inspire us human beings. Grab a hold of any of the holy books and you will find supernatural tales and plenty of action and adventure. Whether it be Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu or Jewish, the thrills and spills are all there on, just, about every page. Miracles abound, and acts of god are listed like items on an expensive invoice. Stories are the bedrock of humanity and we weave the events of our lives into meaningful narratives to inspire each other.

Miracles a Must for Any Aspiring Religion

What are the odds on any of the great stories being factually true? Well, after a number of years studying two degrees in ancient history at a well respected tertiary institution, I can safely say they are giant. The scribes who wrote down these sutras, surahs, and books of the bible, were never overly concerned about being Google fact checked. The more amazing each salacious and sensational tale could be, the greater the impact made with their audience. Miracles were a must for any aspiring religion worth its salt.

Spouting Their Words like Madmen on Acid

Demons and angels doing battle over souls, and gods residing in paradise, with prophets below spouting their words like madmen on acid. These stories are the bedrock of humanity, not the dry periodic table or Euclid’s elements of geometry. Real life may be composed of various building blocks, atoms and molecules, but it is only when these are arranged within an exciting story that we start to pay attention. Every single story told today contains parts of the great stories from the Iliad, the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Vedas, the Bible, and the Quran.

Personal Identity on a Crowded Stage

Personal brands are de riguour in the 21C, according to marketing gurus. They tell us that social media platforms are the codices and scrolls of yesteryear, where we can record our own ten commandments, Surahs, and Vedas. Blogs diarise the inner and outer activities of their authors. The stories we tell about ourselves, do more than sell our own personal brand, they invent our own world view and scriptures. Will we find true meaning in the many Facebook pages and posts we read? Stories will remain the bedrock of humanity, I posit, just the formats will change and evolve. Inventing stuff about ourselves is how we weave the web of our personal identity on a crowded stage.

Top five e-books for web design

So, you are thinking about getting a shiny new website for your business, huh? Where do you start and what do you do? Before hiring a web designer to build your website you need to get informed about best practice web development. Sure, it’s great to have an eye-catching site. But if it’s not fit for the purpose then you may as well throw it away and get a professional to build a new one.

To arm yourself with all the information you need we’ve compiled a list of the five top e-books you should read to get the most out of your website. They are in no particular order.

Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design covers the fundamentals of accessibility. What would happen if hospitals didn’t have ramps for wheelchairs? It’s the same with the web. The Internet was made to be accessible to all, regardless of disability. Shawn Henry has written a book that is everything you would expect from a usability expert. It’s straight forward, no nonsense and very practical.

The nature of coding was written by Daniel Shiffman (professor of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. This book focuses on the programming strategies and techniques behind computer simulations of natural systems using Processing. He takes a deep-dive into the world of coding. Read it and ask a few questions of your web developer to make sure he or she knows syntax from snickers.

Pixel Perfect Precision handbook was developed by a couple of London agency guys to give pixels the care and attention they deserve, to make sure they get the simple things right before moving onto the detail. You know what a pixel is, right? If not then you may need to read another blog. Because this one is not for you. It’s about maximising and minimising space on a web page so it lures the user into the content.

Design Your Imagination is a complete beginner’s guide to web design. This should probably be your first read. It’s simple, clear and concise. Almost every corner and curve of website design is covered and there are heaps of examples to leverage your knowledge. This is a Free Web Design e-book By WebGuru India.

And finally, HTML for Beginners – Ultimate Guide covers the basics of HTML. It was designed for the absolute beginner. You! Get it, Read it. Consume it.

So, there you have it. The top five e-books for web design. Study them. Learn from the experience of others and you will avoid the pitfalls of poor website design.

Great Writers Who Really Cooked in Their Kitchens

Great writers inspire through their written works. They feed the imagination and quench the thirst of insatiable curiosity. I say to my daughter and son, you can travel to other places when you open a book. You can not only view alternative worlds, but see them through the eyes of other people. All this journeying and transmutation can engender an appetite for some serious sustenance, however. Who were the great writers who really cooked in their kitchens? Now, writing is more traditionally linked with a different kind of consumption – one that had the bearer bringing up blood.

Great Writers Who Really Cooked in Their Kitchens

TB was far more prevalent among poets than recipes for steak and kidney pie. The starving artist in his or her wretched garret, surviving on desperate dreams of one day achieving some sort of recognition. There are writers who bucked this mould, of course. Think of Ernest Hemingway, a great big boasting man full of verve and whisky. One does not picture Hemingway dining on anything less than excess. Hemingway in Havana hoeing into vast medallions of meat. Hemingway hunting for his supper with gun and rod in hand. Was he a dab hand in the kitchen too? Or, was this too challenging to his manifest machismo?

Closer to home Elizabeth Jolley was an insightful recorder of life in Perth, Western Australia in the second half of the twentieth century. I know that she was, also, a great appreciator of good food and good company. With titles like Milk and Honey and The Sugar Mother, is it any wonder that she could cook with the best of them. Her themes involved dinner parties and the ritualistic nature of human dining. Spacious kitchens in a wide-open city like Perth, reflect the places concern with nature and its dilemma with trying to control it. For spacious kitchen tips you can also check on this kitchen website for further details. A city on the edge of a vast land and the expanse of the Indian ocean.

George Orwell, when he wasn’t Down and Out in Paris and London, enjoyed a modest repast and a good cup of tea. Famous for his appreciation of Plum Pudding, as Britain’s one great culinary peak, George was famously thin and undernourished looking. His diet was rich in fags and not much else, but he wrote about how he liked his cup of tea prepared, just so. Some accused him of pedantic tendencies in this regard, but this great writer knew which side his muffin was best buttered on.

Nine Nurturing Books by Healers

Health Care professionals in an effort to help more patients decide to write a book for themselves. There has been a growing number of health care practitioners who have decide to create and publish their very own book for the whole world to see. Let us look at nine nurturing books by healers

  1. Crack It! 5 Steps To Creating Your WOW! Chiropractic Practice

by Jo and Steve Davison Davison

Their goal of this book is to transform the lives of chiropractic business owners worldwide. The authors have a passion for helping chiropractors create their own way. This book reveals the five-step process they used to do just that.

  1. The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief

by Clair and Amber Davies

The tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked is what this book addresses.

  1. The Book on Back Pain: Proven Treatments for Immediate and Permanent Chronic Back Pain Relief

by Tom Barber

An essential read for the many millions of people who dream of finding chronic pain relief, the Book on Back Pain shows how to tap into and unlock the remarkable potential of their reader’s mind.

  1. Relieving Back and Neck Pain: What to do and why

by Mark Smith

Wealth of useful information and practical strategies to help people suffering with back pain, neck pain and related problems is what this book contains. In addition, a number of itscontent works great those wanting to learn more about exercise and how to achieve good posture.

  1. Massage Fusion

by Rachel Fairweather and Meghan S Mari

An essential companion for any manual therapist interested in treating common pain issues, Massage Fusion outlines a clear and evidence-based rationale to treatment using a clinically tried and tested combination of advanced massage techniques including myofascial work, trigger point therapy, acupressure, stretching and client self-care suggestions.

  1. Touch for Health

by John Thie

The techniques that chiropractors, alternative health specialists, athletic trainers, and massage therapists have found invaluable in preventive health-care treatment is what readers will discover in this book.

  1. Treat Your Own Back

by Robin McKenzie

This easy to follow handbook provides the reader with an active self-treatment plan to resolve and manage back pain.

  1. The E-Myth Chiropractor

by Michael E. Gerber and Frank R. Sovinsky

The E-Myth Chiropractor is a one-stop guide to chiropractic business loader with practical, powerful advice readers can implement easily.

  1. Straight Forward

Chiropractic author Hooman Zahedi shares his experience with Straight Forward. The goal in this book is to help you understand the source and nature of chronic pain and explain how you can mindfully locate and identify the cause of stress in your body.

You will indeed not be finding any shortage of books by health carers & healers with them being made available on a regular basis. Online stores have also made these books fairly easy to acquire. Customers will be able to get a digital or a physical copy depending on their preference or taste. These books really go a long way in educating patients about the pain they are experiencing in their bodies as well as provide timely and effective assistance on how to alleviate the pain. Find the books listed above over the internet today!

Five Fabulous Books About Horse Racing

Becoming a good horse rider or a punter betting on the horses does not happen in just a snap of a finger. It is an ongoing learning process where a lot of experiences are needed for you to be actually good at it. For instance, some of today’s successful horse riders started gaining an understanding of this field as early as five or six years old. There are also who kicked off (no pun intended) their career handicapping horses as a means of recreational activity. After realizing that there’s good money in it, they took it more seriously.

Reading books on horse racing, betting tactics or handicapping is a good way to set things moving. Applying what you read will help pick up your handicapping, or filling up your betting ledger. Here are some horse racing books that we believe will make you a headway in this career:

  1. Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies by Richard Eng

This book is a part of a wide collection of books for dummies. As a newbie, it will introduce you to the entrancing world of horse racing. In addition, Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies will guide its readers on how to enjoy the sport and make astute wagers.

Moreover, the book elucidates what goes on at the track, how to choose horses or jockeys, and how to make a bet, among other things.

  1. The Masters of Manton by Paul Mathieu

The Masters of Manton is about the four race horse trainers and the famed Manton Yard. As with any real-life gambling experience, everything came into being through gambling. Readers need not to be burning with curiosity in horse racing for them to enjoy or even read the book. If you fantasize about having that big win, this book is for you.

  1. Longshot by Dick Francis

The Longshot is among the best body of work by Dick Francis. Some regard this book as the “High King of Horse Racing Mysteries.” If you’re up for a night of enigma, we highly recommend Longshot.

  1. Win, Place and Show by Betsy Berns

Win, Place and Show will acquaint readers to the joys and sensation in thoroughbred racing. This book is meant for sharing, especially with family members who don’t quite comprehend your passion and enthusiasm in the sport.

  1. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Betting on Horses by Sharon Smith

This book is different in many ways to Richard Eng’s Betting on Horse Racing for Dummies. Smith started off with the history and the ins and outs of the sport, rather than the actual betting part. Nonetheless, the book imbues a good feel about the game.

Ten Fantastic Women’s Health Books


Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women’s Health
Our Bodies, Ourselves is a women’s health books bestseller that is considered to be a feminist classic. This is a comprehensive guide book on all aspects of women’s health and sexuality. Topics such as menstruation, sexual health, childbirth, birth control, menopause, mental health and general well-being are discussed in full detail. The latest edition includes information and resources on safer sex, body image, gender identity, sexual orientation and changes in the health care system. This book is a complete resource for women of all ages.


Women, Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle by Ruth Trickey
Ruth Trickey’s Women, Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle book is our number two choice in women’s health books. This is a must read for people interested to learn about women’s health and all health care professionals in the field of gynaecology. The book provides a comprehensive and practical explanation about women’s complains on menstruation from adolescence to menopause. It also discusses about treatment options such as prescription drugs, surgical procedures and natural therapies for common female ailments. This valuable book allows every woman to participate in her own health care.

The Elusive Orgasm-Womens-healthThe Elusive Orgasm: A Woman’s Guide to Why She Can’t and How She Can Orgasm by Dr Vivienne Cass
The Elusive Orgasm is an essential practical book for women and their partner who want to have a satisfying sex life. This informative book is written in an easy to read language. It provides a full overview of women’s sexual pleasure and how they differ from men. It covers sexual triggers, stages of arousal, the power of the mind. Dr. Cass reveals the causes of orgasm difficulties and how to remedy them. The book includes self-awareness via quizzes and questionnaires and step-by-step plans to help women and their partner.


Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 20th Anniversary Edition: The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health by Toni Weschler
If you are unhappy with your current method of birth control or you want to have a baby, this is the book for you. This is an invaluable resource guide to natural birth control, pregnancy achievement, and reproductive health. This book will help you find the answer to your questions while giving amazing insights into your body. The fertility awareness method is thoroughly explained. The book has helped hundreds of thousands of women get pregnant, avoid pregnancy naturally and gain better control of their lives.


What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff
This book is lauded as America’s pregnancy bible by the New York Times. This is the longest-running bestseller ever. It’s one of “The Most Influential Books of the Last 25 Years according to the USA Today because 93% of women who read a pregnancy book read this book. It’s filled with the must have information, insight, advice and tips for would be parents. People love this book because it exudes warmth, empathy and humour.


The Mother’s Guide to Sex: Enjoying Your Sexuality Through All Stages of Motherhood by Anne Semans and Cathy Winks
This guide book combines the joy of sex with the joy of motherhood. It offers practical advice on sexuality throughout every stage of motherhood in honest, funny and reassuring way. It covers important issues ranging from sexuality, conception, to raising sexually healthy children. This comprehensive informative book includes recommendations from medical experts, sex experts and hundreds of other mothers. Read candid anecdotes and suggestions that will surely support, encourage and inspire you in your maternal sexuality journey.


Is it Hot in Here? Or is it me? The Complete Guide to Menopause by Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz
One of the must have books on women’s health. This book covers everything a woman needs to know about menopause, menopause treatments and how it will affect her life. The updated edition incorporates the latest on research on hormones, hormone therapy, hot flushes, breast and ovarian cancer, heart disease and stroke, weight loss, osteoporosis and mental health. This book is lauded as the soundest science based advice by top medical authorities. Dubbed as the “Dr. Spock for aging women” by The North American Menopause Society.


Yoga and the Wisdom of Menopause: A Guide to Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Health at Midlife and Beyond by Suza Francina
The aging women population is facing menopause, most of them will live over one-third of their lives post-menopausal. The age-old solution of hormone therapy is proving to increase the risk of invasive breast cancer according to research. Suza Francina offers a simpler solution to older women’s malady in her book. She shows how yoga can be a powerful tool that can help women turn menopause into an enriching experience both physically and spiritually. She included easy-to-follow yoga poses that can help alleviate key menopausal problems such as hot flashes, stress, depression and fatigue.


Damaged Goods? – by Adina Nack
Women with sexually transmitted disease face painful stigma. This book tells the rich and thoughtful experiences of women with STD to highlight the critical role of sexual health education on the youth and their families. Nack addresses vital information which is valuable for people with STD’s and those who care for them in a compelling and engaging way. She integrated the concept of sexual self, how it can survive the disease and triumph over the stigma.


Confronting Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer – by Sue Friedman, D.V.M., Rebecca Sutphen, M.D., and Kathy Steligo
Women concerned with history of cancer in the family should read this book. This informative guide will help you answer the questions you confront about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. This will help you make decisions that will affect the rest of your life. This book stands out among breast and ovarian cancer resources in the market. The book is an equal parts of a health guide and memoir, it clearly define the  issues faced by previvors and survivors and provides practical solutions with a fresh and authoritative voice.


The Ten Best Personal Finance Books Ever


If common sense is common no one will be deep in debt. Personal finance is one of the most essential skills we need to learn to understand how to handle money. Sometimes managing our personal finances can be helped by reading a great book written by true financial experts. If we only invest a few hours each week reading and applying the principles; we will be better equipped and in control of our money. There are plenty of guides in the form of finance books that gives good advice on saving, budgeting and investing. But we need easy-to-read books that will explain the basics of money management, the best way to earn and how to pay off our debts. To help narrow down your choices, we have selected the ten best personal finance books ever to help you earn, spend, save, grow and keep your hard earn money.

01-The Riches Man in Babylon1. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
This great book was hailed as the greatest of all inspirational books written on financial management that have inspired investors since its first publication in 1926. If you’re looking for a fun easy to follow non-fiction book that teaches the basics of personal finance, this book is for you. It is written for any age group who love to read relatable stories. This book teaches personal finance through short stories set in ancient Babylon. Each story tackles financial topic such as household budgeting, business finance and general money management. It emphasises saving over spending to let you have money left for things that makes you happy. This is the best advice of George S. Clason:  “Budget thy expenses that thou mayest have coins to pay for thy necessities, to pay for thy enjoyments and to gratify thy worthwhile desires without spending more than nine-tenths of thy earnings.”

02-The Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey2. The Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey
Dave Ramsey offers solid basic advice on personal finance that is doable and can help you get out of debt. This complete guide spent over two years on the New York Times’ Best Seller list. This book is a collection of Ramsey’s financial advice on saving, starting to invest, paying off your debt, getting out of mortgage, increasing cashflow and reaching financial goals. His advice was put together into seven easy steps to  financial freedom. By offering debt consolidation information and how to pay down credit cards he inspires people to manage their debt while creating a lasting lifestyle change to improve their situation.

03-The Millionaire Next Door - Thomas J. Stanley3. The Millionaire Next Door – Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
Real millionaires live next door without you realizing it. They have the same habits and traits, the book identifies the seven key common traits of truly wealthy people. Learning the seven key common traits will help readers develop good financial habits that will make them rich. This book is great for people in their 20s because it explained the fundamentals of personal finance in simple, easy to understand instructions.

04-Your Money or Your Life – Vicki Robin & Joe Dominguez4. Your Money or Your Life – Vicki Robin & Joe Dominguez
This personal finance book doesn’t just give financial advice but the psychology of money. The book offers a nine-step program for getting out of debt, saving money and living meaningful lives. It teaches how people should deal and talk about money, and how to put more value on experiences and less on material stuff. This book will make you reprioritise your goal into becoming financially independent and happy with the way you manage and spend your money.

05-I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi5. I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
Sethi offers six-week personal finance program for beginners who want to master finance program with less effort. It breaks down complicated financial principles into simple, manageable and doable tips that anybody can follow. Sethi gives suggestion on how to save, how to automate your finances and how to increase your cash flow from doing passion projects. The easy to follow finance program is more flexible and workable you will likely do his suggestions to improve your financial situation.

06-The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach6. The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
David Bach teaches how people can achieve financial success by understanding their values and cutting out unnecessary expenses. The Latte Factor will make you realise that your little expenses can be redirected to help you save or get you out of debt. He emphasises about the benefits of using automated payroll deductions to pay bills and retirement fund. Pay yourself first with your investment. This technique can simplify your finances and let you retire a millionaire living the life of your dreams.

07-You’re So Money - Live Rich Even When You’re Not by Farnoosh Torabi7. You’re So Money: Live Rich Even When You’re Not by Farnoosh Torabi
You’re so Money is a realistic personal finance book written for people in their 20s. This book tackles the issue of people making entry-level pay who love to splurge and spend nights out with friends. Torabi teaches college students how best to handle their finances in their first few years. This funny book explains how to survive without going broke and where to find fun places that will help you save money.

08-Get a Financial Life by Beth Kobliner8. Get a Financial Life by Beth Kobliner
Get a Financial life is a great guide to people younger than middle-age who are interested in personal finance management. This book is written for young people with purchasing power who have no idea what they should do now that they are in their own. This book will let you understand the basic financial topics like health insurance, mortgage, car loan, retirement fund, and how to get out of debt. If you are burdened with student loan and want to learn ways how be debt-free this book is for you.

09-The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke – Suze Orman9. The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke – Suze Orman
While many books on finance were written for people about to retire mind set, The Money Book is written for millennials. TV star Suze Orman will help you navigate the basics of personal finance management. She teaches people how to cope with student loans, credit card debt and insurance. If you are young, fabulous and broke, keep reading and you will learn everything you need to know to never be broke forever.

010-Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki10. Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
Personal finance author and lecturer Robert Kiyosaki tells the story of two fathers. His own father who was educated but never made a lot of money and his father’s friend who left school in eight grade but became a millionaire. This book teaches about the idea that financial success is not about what you know but how you apply it.




Taking Technical Manuals Online: Procedure Management


Technical Books OnlineWill technical paper-based books eventually be a thing of the past? Are the technical online manuals taking over?

Since the digital revolution, the number of people who are reading printed books have declined. Gone are the days when people were entirely dependent on handbooks and paper manuals. As digital books become more popular, buying hard copy books to learn about technical things, whether digital or even engineering tasks, is falling away. In fact, the technical manual sections of bookshops are shrinking, all because of its high-tech alternative – the technical online manuals.

Nowadays learning about new softwares, programs, or education in general, is leaning heavily towards an online experience. Almost everything and anything can now be downloaded, customised and updated for free or at a minimal price.

A lot of technical manuals issued on paper in booklet form have been transformed into an online technical data – a virtual jungle of printed technical manuals that are easy to navigate and are readily accessible from any internet-connected device, including tablets and smart phones.

Physical, paper-based technical books can be costly and heavy, and they easily become outdated and tattered whereas technical online manuals or materials are there to stay… in the digital realm that is.

Technical online manuals offer attractive benefits as it provides a more current content which are created and developed by experts. An open educational resource if you will, which is perceived to be a highly valuable source of information. Whether it’s design materials for learning, procedure management processes, or online documentation tools, finding what you’re looking for can simply be done with just a click of a button so, everything is a lot easier and more convenient. 

These days, learning online comes naturally. Digital will continue to grow and exist as we’ve seen it, because it is becoming part of the world we live in. Technical paper-based books could very well be a thing of the past, but who knows?


Spiritual, Metaphysical & New Age Books Remain Strong Sellers

Those who want to get close to their spiritual side often go into literature to help deepen their love and appreciation to it. It is good to hear that spiritual, metaphysical as well as new age books remain strong sellers in the present giving its readers a wide variety of options to choose from when looking for a particular book to sink their teeth into. Let us consider some of the examples below.

People will not be finding any shortage of books that revolve around the topic of spiritual, metaphysical & new age. In fact, a simple look up of most influential spiritual books found today will yield a great number of results. Indeed, the internet has made it much easier to find book recommendations about a variety of topics.

Book enthusiasts and fellow readers alike often compile a list of spiritual books that blew their mind. Here newcomers will be able to discover hidden gems such as the Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Finding Freedom by Jarvis Jay Masters, A Gradual Awakening by Stephen Levine and the likes. If you want to go mainstream who can forget The Secret? There have been many amazing spiritual authors over the years such as Deepak Chopra, Stuart Wilde and Eckhart Tolle and these authors have been feature as one of the most spiritual books of all time.

For those who are not very keen on the religious aspect but wishes to delve deeper on the spiritual side of things, there are several recommended spiritual seeker books that does not touch on the religious aspects. As such, these book recommendations become quite accessible and just about anyone will be able to read and find enjoyment with it.

It is good to hear that these types of books have become very much open and available to a huge number of individuals in the present. Looking for popular spiritual books online will lead you to several online digital stores today. Online users can choose to purchase and download a digital copy of spiritual books they can read on their computers, tablets and other gadgets and devices. Another option available is that they can also choose to order a physical copy for themselves and have them sent through mail. These stores often provide free shipment and delivery with their items making them quite convenient especially since customers are able to save a great deal of time and resources in the process.

Regardless of the type of copies you wish to order, you will definitely enjoy the time you spent with reading these books. Furthermore, you can also setup you own recommendations as well that you can choose to share to people who share the same interests and likes. Another thing to note is that is also a good idea to look for clairvoyant authors and follow their works closely as they often publish quite a number of their works over the internet for people to enjoy.

Audio Books: A Literary Career for the Silken-Voiced

Audio books are a wonderful invention; especially for the visually impaired. Although, you do not have to be blind to enjoy the sound of a well-spoken voice. Storytelling is one of the great arts of humanity. The ability to be able to tell an engrossing story is one of the things that separates human beings from all other animals. The narrative is our favourite way of learning things and coming to understand the world. Just think of the Bible and all those parables that Jesus Christ was sharing with his disciples. Do you really think that the Bible would be as popular if it was a dry manual listing the most efficient way to live a life?

Audio Books: A Literary Career for the Silken-Voiced

Audio books do provide a literary career for the silken voiced amongst us. The dulcet tones of an actor or actress enthusiastically narrating a particularly well-written story is one of the rich pleasures of life. It is not only actors who are employed to narrate audio books, there are others who are just great lecturers or speakers, but in the main a good actor invariably gets the job done best. A known name, as in a famous actor, can also generate added sales to an audio book, because people love to listen to their voices. Recognition is an important factor when choosing a book of any type, but particularly when selecting an audio book.

In one infamous instance that I am familiar with, a highly regarded audio book voice-over specialist began her working life as a phone sex operator for the Girls of Oz. Not a bad apprenticeship, when you come to think about it, both roles require an immersion in character and an ability to communicate genuinely with your audience. Although, some say that a man with his dick in his hand would come to the sound of a quacking duck. Rather than stroking egos, it is a question of stroking something else, and not so much about turning pages. The breathy rendition would work well in the former profession, but our well trained thespian knows not to labour the point. Shakespeare began life as an actor, before making his mark as a playwright, and he knew the importance of a good voice. Audio books: A literary career for the silken voiced and a fairly well paying one too, I would imagine. I see in my mind’s eye the memory of myself as a child with eyes closed and listening to my older brother reading aloud to me JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit; it is a special memory.

Ten Fantastic Books About Furniture

Books help provide people the much needed supplementary information about a particular subject. Furniture is considered to be a very broad, diverse as well as an expansive subject to tackle such as entertainment units. As a result, many homeowners feel that they need to research in advance before they decide to purchase one for their own. Let us consider ten fantastic books about furniture you can own today.

  1. Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design

Upholstery plays a very important role in providing furniture, especially seats, with padding, springs, webbing, and fabric or leather covers. From time to time, furniture gets damaged and this book can help customize your home with fabrics and textures teaching you all you need to know on how to reupholster any piece of furniture.

  1. Furniture: World Styles from Classical to Contemporary

Showcasing more than 3,000 years of design, this book delves into the rich history of furniture ranging from primitive pieces to elegant modernity giving homeowners tons of ideas on what type of furniture is able to cater to their preference and tastes.

  1. Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design Details (Conran Octopus Interiors)

As its name implies, this book not only talks about furniture but also with interior design details from walls, flooring, surfaces, lighting, and, of course, furniture. This is perfect for those who want to find balance with the overall design that they are trying to achieve to their homes.

  1. Interior Design: A True Beginners Guide to Decorating On a Budget

Another interior design book, however this one focuses on newcomers who want to start decorating their homes but are on a budget. Readers will find living room decorating, do it yourself projects and the likes that are provided in a concise yet clear manner.

  1. Cabinets of Wonder

With a keen focus on cabinets, this book offers historical overview as well as contemporary interior design look that is extravagantly illustrated with bright and colorful pictures.

  1. Made by Hand: Furniture Projects from the Unplugged Woodshop

Readers can learn the concept of hand-tool woodworking and how to use the tools effectively and efficiently as well as joinery skills and design complexity as they aim to create practical furniture at home.

  1. Guerilla Furniture Design: How to Build Lean, Modern Furniture with Salvaged Materials

Those who are on a tighter budget can take advantage of this book which teaches its readers how to build stylish and functional furniture from salvaged materials.

  1. How to Make Outdoor & Garden Furniture

Another How-to/DIY feature, this book focuses on the creation of outdoor & garden furniture presented with step-by-step photographs and excellent working drawings help ensure success.

  1. The Furniture Bible

This is an essential book for furniture owners which talks about how to do maintenance as well as restoration to your furniture.

  1. Furniture Makeovers

Those who want to preserve or breathe new life to their old furniture are able to do just that with this book making it possible to transform tired furniture into stunning showpieces.

How To Write In A Corporate Style For Twitter

Twitter is somewhat like a madcap town square where everyone is shouting to be heard, with such a short space to write an informative message, most tweets on the site are informal and brash. However, it’s a great way to put information across to your customers, but how does a business or a larger corporation, manage to put across a clear message without compromising their professional stance?

Christine Buhay writes about some top level corporations which are doing pretty powerful stuff in the Twitterverse – with just 140 characters or less.


Twitter Profile BoeingBoeing, the world’s largest aerospace company and defense contractor in the world have more than 300,000 followers. They provide their followers the latest innovation in aerospace engineering and are committed on flying towards a cleaner future. The company’s latest projects and documentary series are also featured on their Twitter account which is brilliant for their brand.

Twitter Profile ToyotaTOYOTA

Top selling brand and leading Japanese automotive company Toyota have around 587,000 followers to date. Toyota often posts stylish photos and videos of their good-looking vehicles at motor shows or race tracks. This kind of approach works  very well for them as it sparks consumer’s interest and attracts their target audience’s attention. These kinds of posts almost always generate hundreds of likes and positive feedbacks.


Twitter Profile ACM GroupThe debt management specialists ACM Group, keep it very simple as providing general information about their business, but also retweeting from powerhouses like Entrepreneur and The Economist with sound financial advice for individuals.


intelWith 4.5 million followers, there’s no denying how global tech innovator Intel built a successful Twitter profile. Intel has an interesting Twitter feed which showcases their new products, latest projects and of course, informative IT data which has given them unbelievable numbers.


Twitter Profile HubspotMarketing software firm Hubspot has an impressive following of more than 680,000.  Hubspot takes a pretty clever approach to advertising sales and digital marketing by producing a lot of content and then featuring them on their Twitter feed.  There’s no question their followers perceive them as a valuable source of information.

General Electric TwitterGENERAL ELECTRIC

Rather than pushing out sales pitches, technology and innovation are what General Electric, mostly tweets about, which makes it genuinely interesting for its 400,000 followers.  Surely, it’s one of the impressive Twitter profiles out there, but what’s more notable is that General Electric is very good when it comes to communicating and engaging with its fans.  No wonder their number of followers is increasing steadily.


Adobe TwitterComputer software company Adobe has more than 450,000 followers at present.  Its Twitter feed is focused on the latest company and product news, plus tweets on a broad range of content – from blog posts to upcoming events. Fans like Adobe’s Twitter profile because of the valuable interaction they get from this amazing brand.

Erotic Literature Devalued by Lack of Confidentiality

It is an unfortunate fact of life that people like to put their heroes on pedestals and later shoot them down. Many of us fall in love and place our objects of affection up above ourselves, until they fall short of our expectations and then we lop off their legs to cut them down to size. In Australia, we have something called the Tall Poppy syndrome, where anyone in this society who is raised above others is eventually pulled down and crapped on. Erotic literature is often devalued by a lack of confidentiality; but the public lap it up like a dog does his own sick.

The ‘tell all’ story by a vixen, or a victim, in the Sunday papers is keenly read by the punters; especially by women. They love to get all the sordid and dirty details deep inside their heads. Flagrant disregard for standards of proprietary behaviour, the liberating libido of the slut revealed, and the besmirched golden boy betraying his wife and family. Tasty titbits served up, with coffee and breakfast, courtesy of the gutter press. Nothing sells newspapers better except a juicy murder or a kiddie fiddler exposed; although that has become rather commonplace of late.

Erotic Literature Devalued by Lack of Confidentiality

Does the high class escort have a code of confidentiality that he or she should keep? Is it part of the high wack they charge for their services? Is the lonely, or simple sleazy, celebrity actor or sportsperson justified in thinking that their identity will be safe in the hands of their call girl? Obviously not, if the current brouhaha about stories sold to newspapers and marriages wrecked is to be believed. Erotic literature devalued by lack of confidentiality, but like sugar lapped up by the madding crowd. They love it for a brief moment, for as long as it takes to share it with hubby or girlfriend.

Erotic literature devalued by lack of confidentiality; it sure is. Selling your secrets to the press if you are a high paid call girl or escort, damages business for all your colleagues. You may have pocketed a few thousand quid, but the next randy celebrity might settle for self-relief, rather than risk his reputation with the lips that have sucked his dick. That mouth and tongue may turn feral and spill more than beans to the media whores. There is more than one kind of prostitute in this nefarious world we live in. It is a far far better thing I do…


How to Write an Article – And Get It Read

When you are thinking about how to write an article, keeping some tips in mind will bring you closer to success. After all, you do not want to only write the article, you also want it to get read.

Ask Yourself, “How Familiar You Are with the Subject?”

how to write an articleThe more you know about a subject, the easier it will be to write about it. The less time you will need to research it means more time actually writing. Secondly–and equally important–is how well-received your article will be by prospective readers. Even if you are quite knowledgeable and passionate about something, it does not mean everyone shares your interests. If you choose a popular topic, more people will want to read it. Do not worry that there may be too much material about it already.  If your topic is a popular one, you can gain readers.

What’s Your Angle?

There may be dozens of articles on a particular topic, but none quite like the one you can write. Whether it is an informative article or a product review, its perspective and the way you present it should be completely your own. Giving it your personal voice is the key to making it different from all of the other articles on the same topic.

Accuracy Counts!

Whether this is your very first article or the most recent of many, accuracy counts. While great articles do not have to appear like a college English composition, there should be no room for error. All it takes is a couple of spelling errors to turn a potentially great article into a disaster. Fortunately, a few tips can help you avoid this problem. First, have a dictionary on hand. You can use an online dictionary, if you prefer.  Getting into the habit of checking unfamiliar words, or words with unusual spellings, can prevent unnecessary mistakes. Second, using both your spell-check feature and your own proofreading will bring errors to your attention so they can be repaired. Regardless of the article you plan to write, taking these steps each and every time will help you to complete material that is free from errors. Third, never forget to research. Learning more about a topic, and fine-tuning what you already know, can make a good article even better.

Driving Traffic to Your Articles

Knowing how to write an article will only be a success if you acquire readers. This step is where many excellent writers go from writing a wonderful article to despair. One way to get good results is to consider your prospective audience. If your article is on a particular topic, you can put a little time in researching the places this topic often appears. You may find websites devoted to the subject, where you can submit your material. Another idea is to begin a blog. The more places there are linked to your blog, the better your chance are of attracting readers. Another method would be to check the numerous article directories where your article can be submitted.


Search engine optimization also attracts readers. Using keywords in the title and throughout the article can help it to appear in the search engines. When people look for material on specific topics, they may find yours. It can be useful to do some research on SEO, and how to increase your chances for a top ranking article.

Writing an article is at its best when you enjoy what you are doing. These tips are important, but they do not need to distract you from enjoying the process.  Writing, and getting it read, can be a fulfilling experience.