Rid Yourself Of Fear, Fearlessly!

What a silly thing to say, don’t you think? Not necessarily when you know the power of creating a single photographic collage.

Col-lage n. An artistic composition of materials and objects pasted over a surface, often with unifying lines and color.

7 Powerful Uses Of Creating Collages:

1. To break up the mental image that is fear. Collage images that represent fear and see what happens to your state of mind. Very surprising and powerful!

2. To create a visual of your dream life to magnetically attract your dreams into your life. This is sometimes referred to as Treasure Mapping.

3. To break through your conscious riddence of your inner self. Have you trained yourself to be an “adult” and put away the passions of your childhood? Your collage can reveal the part of yourself that you have forgotten if that is your purpose.

4. To communicate a negative feeling you have to someone who cannot understand your verbal message. Our minds think in pictures. Through pictures we can convey what language cannot.

5. Purely as a work of art. Collage art can be very expressive and beautiful. It offers an opportunity for the uses of all sorts of multi-media such as texture objects, metal, paper, etc.

6. To reveal a thought pattern you may not realize about yourself. As you share your collage with others for comments, they may notice something in yours that you hadn’t realized. Suddenly you notice something about yourself without the other person even noticing your discovery.

7. To create a visual journal of your life and passions in life. Bring your favorite life experiences forward photographically. Remember photographs used as collage have overlapping edges. They are not lined up in straight rows like in a photograph album. It’s a great technique to use in creating a scrapbook.

All in all creating collages is a powerful tool to use when you are stuck in any way. Fear will leave you stuck. Break it up with a collage of photographs that represent fear.

Stuck for ideas? Create a collage of photographs that represent stagnation. You will be very surprised.

Wondering where you can easily get the pictures for your collage?

Here are some ways:

1. Use outdated magazines and tear out pages that seem to represent your theme or feeling.

2. Use family photographs

3. Join a clip art website for a week and look through all their photographs and save the ones that stand out for you.

4. Use scraps of paper, fabric, various texture items like flower petals, grass, leaves, etc.

5. Spend the day at Lake Pawtuckaway in Nottingham, New Hampshire Oct 15 and create your collage with all materials supplied for a day! See http://www.discoveryourinnersoul.com

Collages can be made from any group of objects or photographs you desire. They can be for almost any purpose.

Create a collage and see what happens!

American Ideals And Values

Freedom
American’s understanding of freedom is that all people are equal and that the role of government is to protect each person’s basic rights. Yet this ideal has not always corresponded to reality. Reality demonstrates that some social groups and individuals are not as others. Because of religious, racial, sex, or age discrimination some Americans have not enjoyed the same rights and opportunities as others.

Progress
Directly associated with the value of freedom is the ideal of progress. The desire to progress by making use of opportunities is important to Americans. In this immigrant society, progress is personally measured as family progress over generations. Many Americans can boast that with each succeeding generation the family’s status has improved. The classic American family saga is all about progress. The great-grandparents, arriving from the Old World with nothing, suffer poverty and work hard so that they can provide a good education for their children.

The second generation, motivated by the same vision of the future and willingness to work hard and make sacrifices, pass these values to their children.

American Dream
The term American Dream is used in different contexts from political speeches to Broadway musicals. J.T. Adams expressed “the dream of a land in which life should be better, richer, and fuller foe every man with opportunities for each according to his abilities and achievement”. The American dream is popularizes in countless rags-to-riches stories and in the pictures of good life in advertising and on TV shows. It teaches American to believe that contentment can be reached through hard work, family loyalty, and faith in the free enterprise system.

However, throughout America’s history, reality has also taught her citizens, particularly minorities, that the American Dream is not open to all. Segregation and discrimination are effective tools which have barred minorities from equal opportunities in all spheres.

Home Management Binder

Having a Home Management Binder is a useful tool if you are a parent, you live on your own, if you are a SAHM, if you are a homeschooler, if you are a WAHM or if you are about anything. A Home Management Binder is useful for about any adult, from any walk of life. Having and using a Home Management Binder helps get you organized and keep you organized. Organization can help you save time and money, so staying organized is very important.

Here are some things to put in your Home Management Binder:

Calendar- A place to write down appointments is probably the number one important thing you can put in your binder.

Goals- Write down your goals that you have for your family, for education, and for any home business that you may have.

Chores- Write down what chores need to get done on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. A program like Motivated Moms (which is a printable) may help you in this area.

To Do List- Keeping both a daily and a master to do list is important. Move things from the master to do list to your daily to do list as you have the time to complete the tasks.

Phone Numbers- Keep important phone numbers in your Home Management Binder. Some phone numbers that do you do not want to loose are: your children’s friends, numbers for your child’s education, work numbers, family, friends, local attractions, restaurants, the cinema and workers you use.

Birthday and Holiday Information- Keep any information about gifts, sizes, menus and any other plans you have in your Home Management Binder.

Of course, there is so much more that you can keep in your Home Management Binder, but those are some of the basics. Get started on yours today to get yourself organized.

The Birth Orders Of The Kardashian Family

There are not many families that can stay in the forefront of the news like the Kardashian’s. Their father Robert, now deceased, was a good friend of OJ Simpson and one of his defense attorneys. Before Robert Kardashian’s death in 2003 the Olympian decathlon champion Bruce Jenner married his former wife in 1991

Kourtney #1 The oldest of the Kardashian sisters is Kourtney born April 18, 1979. She is one year older than her younger sister making her a firstborn or a number One birth order. She was the least accepting of her new stepfather and wore black for the first year of her mother’s new marriage, she was 12 years old at the time. In this first position she would be the natural student in the family. She has graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Theater Arts and a minor in Spanish, the first and only sister to get a college degree.

Holding on to the #1 Position Kourtney will have to fight like all firstborns to hold this position in the family. She brought the first grandchild into the family December 14, 2009, Mason Dash Disick, son of boyfriend Scott Disick. At this time I do not have the information on Scott’s birth order but do know he has a brother David that is a photographer. It is possible that Scott is a firstborn like Kourtney.

Kim #2 Sister Kim is a Second born, birth date October 21, 1980. True to her birth order Kim started working early in life at her father’s music marketing firm, Movie Tunes. She has done modeling, released a workout DVD, and has her own perfume line. She owns a clothing boutique called D-A-S-H with her sisters. She has also had a line of shoes and jewelry. As a number Two money is a source to freedom and she doesn’t mind working for it.

Personal Life She was first married to music producer Damon Thomas but divorced in 2004. As a number Two Kim would not like to be told what to do. She has had an on again off again relationship with NFL player Reggie Bush a One/Only birth order. Other men have come and gone but now she is engaged to be married to Kris Humphries a power forward for the New Jersey Nets basketball team. Kris has two older sisters which makes him a number Three birth order. With birth orders the lower birth order number the greater the power. An Only birth order has the greatest power. Kim is a number Two and Kris is a number Three. Even though he is six foot nine and she is only five foot two we know where the power really rests with this couple. The fact that she is five years older than Kris can make the power even greater. This will be an easier marriage for Kris since he has a sister with the same birth order as Kim, a number Two. For Kim this will be a more difficult marriage.

Khloe #3/1 The third sister is Khloe born June 27, 1984. Because of the four year gap between herself and older sister Kim she starts the second group of children in the family. She takes on the qualities of a Firstborn child as well as a Third born. This gives her the Double birth order of a Three/One. People with this birth order tend to have lives that may be seen by some to be split. You might say they can be two different people as they have two different birth orders. She would appear to have mood swings but it is just another birth order taking over. As a number One she wants to be in charge and give orders to others. As a number Three she has a soft spot for others in need and sees life in less of a materialistic view than her older sisters. This was the birth order of Princess Di who showed the world her two sides. She tried being a number One with the Royal family and a number Three as she got involved with clearing land mines and other humanitarian efforts. Khloe has appeared naked in a PETA ad against the fur industry. Khloe’s older sister Kim has been targeted by PETA for wearing furs. All children in a family want to be different and their family is no different. Third borns can have a weakness for mood altering substances. Khloe has been arrested for drunk driving and served jail time in 2008.

Personal Life She is the tallest of all her sisters at 5ft. 10 inches. She married Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom in 2009. Lamar’s biography shows that he was raised by his grandmother and may be an Only child. His father died a heroin addict and his mother died of colon cancer when he was just twelve years old. As an Only he would have the upper hand in the birth order power game over Khloe. However, with a Double birth order Khloe will keep him on his toes.

Rob #4/2 Robert Kardashian is the first and only boy in the family and is the fourth born, March 17, 1987. He is the second child in this second family so carries the Four/two Double birth order. These two birth orders are much more compatable with each other than those of his older sister who has a Three/One Double birth order. As a two Robert would not want to be told what to do. As a Four he would want to play, have fun and let someone else worry about the details. This we will see as he moves into an adult role in the family.

Education As the youngest child he can be educated by his older siblings. He and his older sister Kourtney are the only Kardashian’s to graduate from college. He graduated from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business in May 2009.

Is Adhd Covered Under The Ada?

Recently our staff was asked if children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder were included under the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. This parent wrote that if in fact ADHD was included in the Disabilities Act, her child was being discriminated against by his school.

Parents want the very best for their children. And people tend to want everything that they feel that they are entitled to from their school. But sometimes we can expect too much from our public agencies, and sometimes we look in the wrong places for help. The answer to this question is somewhat long and complicated. So we will begin with writing that while someone with ADHD may qualify for protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act, not everyone with the diagnosis of ADHD will qualify. And that may include you or your child.

The Americans with Disabilities Act was established by Congress in 1990. The purpose of the Act is to end discrimination against persons with disabilities when it comes to housing, education, public transportation, recreation, health services, voting, and access to public services. It also aims to provide equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The ADA was written to offer protections to individuals with disabilities, not individuals with any particular diagnosis.

The Americans with Disabilities Act seeks to protect individuals with significant impairments in function. By the way, it is estimated that the population of the United States is over 300 million persons. And it is estimate that about 19% of persons have some type of long-lasting condition or disability. That would be somewhere near 60 million persons. This includes about 3.5% with a sensory disability involving sight or hearing, about 8% with a condition that limits basic physical activities such as walking or lifting. It also includes millions of people with mental, emotional, or cognitive impairments. See the details in the Census 2000 Brief titled, Disability Status 2000 at Census dot gov/prod/2003pubs/c2kbr-17 dot pdf

Since Congress enacted the ADA courts have had several challenges in defining the scope of the Act. What exactly is a disability? Who would be defined as having a disability? Is having a diagnosis the same as having a disability? These are some of the questions that the courts have had to wrestle with, not to mention the questions related to how schools, work places, public transportation agencies, and more, are to implement the Act in daily operations with both employees and customers.

So, to the Question: Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder included in the ADA? The answer is Yes, No, or Maybe.

The ADA defines disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as walking, seeing, hearing, or learning. Having a diagnosed impairment, such as ADHD, does not necessarily mean that an individual is disabled within the meaning of the ADA.

The ADA does provide for mental conditions or mental illnesses, and potentially ADHD fits in this category. But as with physical impairments, the diagnosis of a mental illness or mental impairment such as ADHD is not sufficient by itself to qualify for protection under ADA. Again, having a diagnosis is not the same as having a disability.

We are not lawyers, and our readers probably are not either, but it is interesting to look at some of the recent court cases regarding the ADA that directly related to children or adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. These two cases seem to expand the definition of major life activities to include concentration and cognitive functions: Brown v. Cox Medical Centers (8th Cir. 2002), where reportedly the court stated that the ability to perform cognitive functions is a major life activity; and Gagliardo v. Connaught Laboratories, Inc. (3d Cir. 2002), where reportedly the court held that concentrating and remembering (more generally, cognitive function) are major life activities.

But the courts have placed limitations on the scope of the Act as well, and have not just tried to accommodate everyone with ADHD. The court has its limits, and they have ruled that the ADA has its limits.

For example Knapp v. City of Columbus (2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 17081) is the story of three firefighters with ADHD who wanted the City to make accommodations for them in their jobs. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit declined to extend ADA coverage to three firefighters who had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Three firefighters had claimed that ADHD substantially limited their ability to learn, so the City should make accommodations for them. But the court held that the firefighters failed to establish that their ADHD met the standards to qualify as a disability under the ADA.

A very important limitation of Act involved a ruling from an earlier Supreme Court case with Toyota in 2002 which the Sixth Circuit Court used in this case with the firefighters. The Sixth Circuit applied the U.S. Supreme Courtýs test in Toyota Motor Mfg., Kentucky, Inc. v. Williams, 534 U.S. 184 (2002). Under the Toyota Motor ruling the courts must consider whether the person making the claim is unable to perform the variety of tasks central to most people’s daily lives, not whether the claimant is unable to perform the tasks associated with his or her specific job. When applying this test, the Sixth Circuit wrote that when a person who is seeking protection or accommodations under the ADA can fully compensate for an impairment through medication, personal practice, or an alteration of behavior, a disability, as defined by the Disabilities Act, does not exist.

In other words, if a child, teen, or adult with ADHD can get the task done or get the job done by using medications, applying behavioral management techniques, receiving counseling, using biofeedback, using Attend, or other treatment interventions, then they do not have a disability that is protected under the ADA.

In this court case, all three firefighters testified that taking Ritalin controlled their symptoms, and that they were able to fulfill their family and work obligations. Thus, an ADA disability was not found. So, it would follow that if you, or your child, could function pretty well at work or in school when taking medication or Attend, or using some other treatment, no disability as defined under the ADA would exist – at least according to the 6th Circuit Court.

Also, it seems that as a result of this ruling, employers under the Sixth Circuit do not need to make accommodations for employees with ADHD under these conditions:

When the disorder has not been shown to substantially impair their ability to perform tasks central to daily life;
When the ADHD symptoms can be improved by medication or other treatments.

Here is a pretty good list from a major university of the conditions that must be met for ADHD to qualify for coverage and protection under the American with Disabilities Act of 1990:

The ADHD must cause significant impact or limitation in a major life activity or function;
The individual must be regarded as having a disability;
The individual must have a record of having been viewed as being disabled;
The applicant must also be able to perform the essential job functions with or without accommodations to qualify as an individual with a disability under the meaning of the Act.

To establish that an individual is covered under the ADA, documentation must indicate that a specific disability exists and that the identified disability substantially limits one or more major life activities. Documentation must also support the accommodations requested.

The evaluation must be conducted by a qualified professional, such as psychologist, neuropsychologist, psychiatrist, or other medical doctor who has had comprehensive training in the differential diagnosis of ADHD and direct experience with an adult ADHD population. The name, title, and professional credentials of the evaluator should be clearly stated. All reports should be on letterhead, typed, dated, signed and otherwise legible. Documentation must be current. The diagnostic evaluation must adequately address the individual’s current level of functioning and need for accommodations. In most cases, the evaluation must have been completed in the last three years.

A school plan, such as an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan, is insufficient documentation for a university, but can be included for consideration as part of a more comprehensive evaluative report. Documentation necessary to substantiate the diagnosis must be comprehensive and include:

Evidence of early impairment. Historical information must be presented to demonstrate symptoms in childhood which manifested in more than one setting.
Evidence of current impairment, which may include presenting attentional symptoms and/or ongoing impulsive/hyperactive behaviors that significantly impair functioning in two or more settings.
In addition, the diagnostic interview should include information from, but not limited to, the following sources: developmental history, family history, academic history, medical history, and prior psycho-educational test reports. Alternative diagnoses or explanations should be ruled out. The evaluator must investigate and discuss the possibility of dual diagnoses and alternative or coexisting mood, behavioral, neurological, and/or personality disorders that may confound the diagnosis of ADHD.
Relevant testing information must be provided and all data must reflect a diagnosis of ADHD and a resultant substantial limitation to learning.
Documentation must include a specific diagnosis. The diagnosis must include specific criteria based on the DSM-IV, including evidence of impairment during childhood, presentation of symptoms for at least the past six months, and clear evidence of significant impairment in two or more settings. The diagnostician should use direct language in the diagnosis of ADHD, avoiding the use of such terms as suggests, is indicative of, or attentional problems. An interpretive summary must be provided that demonstrates that alternative explanations have been ruled out and that explains how the presence of ADHD was determined, the effects of any mitigating measures (such as medication), the substantial limitation to learning caused by the ADHD, and the rationale for specific accommodations.

Obviously, dealing with government regulations with their specific definitions can be very frustrating and difficult. It would be important to have realistic expectations in regards to the American with Disabilities Act and ADHD. We would recommend getting legal advice from an attorney who specializes in educational law, or has expertise in the Americans with Disabilities Act, to learn more about how the ADA may apply in a specific case to a particular individual with ADHD.

When Is The Best Age To Study English

Every parent is willing to provide the best education possible for their children and the first years of life are most vital in forming the future character of a grown-up person. The basic knowledge and skills the child learns and develops at an early age becomes the foundation for his or her further self-education and success in life.

Children are real quick-learners absorbing everything literally at a wink. So growing number of caring parents are trying to teach their kids English as a Second Language lessons as early as they could, even while the kids hardly started to master their mother tongue. Nowadays English has become so widespread as a world language beyond any boundaries that without speaking English you won’t have a chance to live as a global citizen. Let’s briefly discuss some of the pros and cons of such a parental decision for an early ESL education of their children.

It’s true that the older one gets it becomes harder for him or her to learn. The age bring with it natural learning limitations. The human brain is developing most dramatically when the person is young – the brain doubles when the baby reaches 9 months and triples upon reaching 3 years old. So the child learns new things many times quicker than an adult would. It stands true with learning foreign languages also. Knowing this the earlier you start your studies the better results you could achieve. Most specialists agree that the best age for learning anything new is before approximately 7 years old. For instance, world renowned scholars in the field of psychology Wilder Penfield and Lamar Roberts say that the best age for learning is between 4 to 8 years old. Whether to start your consistent studies before the child gets 4 or 5 is the issue but after that age is the most right time without any doubt.

Putting regular efforts into your English lessons with your kid either at home or at an ESL school would quite soon bring the fruits that you would be amazed of. For example, it’s ideal if one of the parents could speak English with the kid all the time. Conversation is one of the best ways to learn and it has no age limitations. Then your child will have the same fluency in English almost as he would in his native language. Teaching English should be consistent and natural to a child. If you would want to start teaching your small kid understanding English language grammar it won’t probably make any reasonable effect. It makes no sense to start explaining your child some new fancy words or explicit grammar rules if he doesn’t even able to understand the meaning of these words or doesn’t know them well even in his own language. The child should first form the clear notion of his native language before you start your English language lessons.

It’s best to organize English lessons with the child in the form of a game. The child would start repeating after you the pronunciation of words and that would be the real spoken English lessons. The child would copy you as all children do and would learn bit by bit, day after day.

Psychologists believe that the things learned at a young age would stick with the person all throughout his life. But it’s within the nature of child’s memory that the kid learns only what he listens and repeats numerous times. So once decided to start teaching your kids English, it’s better to keep going on. If you think your child has enough spoken skills in his own language and is ready enough for starting his ESL studies, then approach it with all your parental seriousness.

You can teach your kid only in the form of spoken English. Ideal if the child could communicate often with English native speakers to develop English listening right. It also give an effect of immersion into the language environment. The right English speaking pronunciation, learning the pronunciation of words and whole phrases, understanding English grammar rules are the most crucial issues to consider. So it is really important who is teaching your child English and how the teacher does it.

A good piece of advice might be to avoid usual and conventional methods of ESL study for children of pre-school age and even for the first graders. Choose well the teaching methodology. Prefer to utilize any kind of game approach with the use of bright visual tools in the form of certain pictures, cartoons, toys, bodily movements or even theatrical decorated performances. Use songs and dance. Body language is the key for spoken language. While you are interacting with a child continuously repeat certain easy phrases of sentences that the child would remember. Repeating and learning poems is indeed a wonderful method to learn english for kids. Recent scientific investigations by the International society for time studies showed that the verse dimensions and rhymes correlates deep with the intrinsic abilities of our brain which itself is functioning rhythmically. Each line of a verse should sound at least three seconds so that it could be easily accepted and reasoned by a brain.

RuneScape Tips – Basic Essentials You Must Know

Before studying the meat under RuneScape tips, it’s a good idea to talk about the game itself. RuneScape is a MMORPG (Google it if you do not know what it means) in which people from all other the world engage themselves in epic battles. You face other humans and computer controlled opponents that all compete for fame and money. The first thing you do when entering the fascinating world of RuneScape is to select a name.

Selecting your nickname in a wise manner is an essential tip in the game. This will be your screen identity for the rest of the game and you cannot change it thereafter. Never give your real name to anyone, hey for some reason they give you the option of choosing a handle you can use as an identity. There are many hackers in the RuneScape world and giving them your real name will make things much easier for them. On to more RuneScape tips.

You have the freedom to adventure from a choice of various virtual worlds. A good tip is to select a world that is physically located near your geographical region. This way you can enjoy higher speeds and avoid a lagging connection. If you are going to share any info on RuneScape, share the country, this makes it easier to find servers that you might not be aware of, but someone else is.

In RuneScape there is a list called the ignore list. If anyone seems to be annoying you till the cows come home add him to this list and they shall be blacklisted in your interface. RuneScape tips are scattered all over the internet. Whether you are a child or an adult, there’s tons of fun to have with RuneScape!

How Are Textbooks Made? The Process Of Textbook Creation Explained

Textbooks form the cornerstone of most student’s education and as a student it’s very common to have to read dozens of textbooks over the course of your time at college. But where do textbooks come from and how are they made? To answer this question you need to understand that there are a few different textbooks out there and each of these types has different origins.

Single Author Books
There’s a good chance that at least some of your textbooks are written by a single author, often an academic though not always. Some majors are more likely to base their education in these single author books while others use more conventionally understood multi-author textbooks.

Single author textbooks can really be anything. For example literature classes will use novels as their textbooks. Many liberal arts, anthropology and sociology classes will use single author books which are the result of fieldwork the author conducted and often single author books can be the result of a professor’s PHD dissertation. Even certain science classes will use single author books to fully expand on a certain subject or to approach a topic from a less dry and measured perspective.

Multi Author Books
The majority of ‘conventional’ textbooks are compiled and written together by multiple authors. Instead of seeking to present a single perspective on a topic these books attempt to be exhaustive and encyclopaedic in nature and cover the sum total of available information and departmental consensus on a topic. These are the types of books most people think about when they think about textbooks- thick volumes filled with facts and data and little interpretation.

Collected Volumes and Anthologies
Of course there are also plenty of textbooks which are compilations of smaller works by a wide variety of individual authors. A collection of essays on a single unified topic, such as film theory or a young adult fiction literature, epitomizes this style of textbook accurately.

Unlike other forms of textbooks these collected volumes and anthologies are generally put together by a single editor who may or may not contribute any of their own writing to the text but who curate the collection of writing from a selection of past and present authors.

The Textbook Creation and Printing Process
The actual process of making the textbook varies depending on which of the above styles of text is being investigated. Still, there is a general process which all textbooks go through.

All textbooks start with either an idea by the author/editor or an idea commissioned by a larger textbook manufacturer or university. That idea is then expounded upon by the author/editor who does the necessary research, writing and collecting to come up with their manuscript. That manuscript goes to an editor who reviews it, if it passes and doesn’t need major revisions it goes on to a copy editor who takes care of the specifics of spelling and grammar, and then it goes in for one final review and typesetting (interior design). Once the textbook passes all these checks it is finally printed and distributed to colleges and universities.

Letting Your Dog Choose His Own Food

Spend time at any pet store and the choice of dog foods to feed your dog is in abundance. How do you know which to choose and which is good for your dog? The answer to that is simply, you do not, let your dog choose. Although there are some basics that are recommended.

If you have purchased your dog from a breeder, ask the breeder what they recommend to feed your new pet. A good breeder should be able to tell you what has worked best for their dogs. This is a good place to start. However, if you have adopted your new dog, then it will be up to you to figure out what is good for your dog and what is not. The dog will certainly help you in determining the right food for him.

Always read the labels on a dog food package. What you want to look at is the first ingredient. You do not want to see meat meal, this can be anything within the food including road kill. Chicken Meal or Lamb Meal is a good start. You also always want to see the word meal; whole meat without the Meal is mostly water. Most nutritionists prefer chicken based dog foods as they are easier to digest.

You may see corn or a type of corn product in the dog food. Corn is a protein source the dog food makers use to keep the price reasonable. Some dogs like corn and others do not. If you see your dog start itching, licking his feet, scooting his butt, or getting frequent ear infections, this could indicate a lack of tolerance for corn. Beware of wheat in a food. Wheat tends to be more of an irritant in dogs than corn is.

You need to inspect the label for the sentence “AAFCO feeding trials confirm that (dog food brand) is complete and balanced for adult dogs or all life stages”. This sentence alone will tell you that the dog food was fed to any number of dogs and was determined to meet the nutritional needs for all life stages of a dog.

When it comes to feeding your dog there are certain guidelines that should be followed depending on the age of your dog. For instance, puppies should be fed more regularly than adult dogs. Puppies should be fed as often as four times per day and with a quality dog food geared towards puppies specifically. Adult dogs should be fed twice a day.

In general, feed puppies and adult dogs separately so you can be sure the amount they are eating each time and to prevent fighting. Set a feeding schedule for your dog, but not one to where they become anxious if you happen to be late. It is a good idea to teach your dog to sit before placing the dog food in the bowl; this will prevent them from jumping to get the food.

Nutritionists suggest only allowing your dog 15 to 20 minutes to eat then removing and disposing of the remainder.

Is Dish TV a Valuable Alternative

Are features offered by Dish TV making its Satellite TV service a valuable alternative? With interactive tools, guides, and myriad options made available to every subscriber, the offerings made by Dish TV cannot be surpassed. Moreover, the affordability of Dish TV’s services seems almost criminal when one considers all of the incredible options made available to them with Dish TV’s amazing features! In fact, it is no surprise that Dish TV has been deemed the number one Satellite TV company in terms of customer service by J.D. Power and Associates.

First, Dish TV provides a Satellite TV installation screen that puts the subscriber in control of the installation process. A Dish TV subscriber can change satellite transponders, and detect the strength of their satellite signal with a satellite signal meter. Moreover, the satellite signal meter is accompanied by a special audio sound that lets the subscriber know when they have aligned their Satellite TV dish properly-leaving no question that the installation has been performed correctly. Finally, the satellite signal meter allows subscribers to easily determine if there is a problem with their satellite signal and to maintain the signal by removing any obstructions and retesting the signal.

Next, every single Satellite TV program broadcast through Dish TV services is accompanied with a complete description of the program. With a click of the Dish TV remote, subscribers are provided with a brief description of the current program, the time the programs starts and ends, the date the program is being aired, a parental rating of the program and a stars critique of the program in question. What’s more, the program information can be viewed with a white background or a clear background, whichever the subscriber prefers at the moment.

Additionally, Dish TV services offer Dish TV Interactive. Dish TV Interactive gives subscribers access to news, sports, horoscopes, games, instant weather reports for the local area, account information, access to special shopping offers and myriad miscellaneous entertainment including Karaoke and Rapzit. Along with the Dish TV Interactive features, subscribers are free to order Pay-Per-View films anytime they desire and Pay-Per-View shows can, in some instances, be ordered well in advance of the event.

With all of the features listed above, it is certainly surprising to discover that there are even more fantastic Dish TV services available. In fact, when subscribers first receive Dish TV services they will find themselves pleasantly surprised-Dish TV often offers installation promotions and a typical promotion will include a free Satellite TV dish and anywhere from 1 to 4 satellite receivers! What does this mean for the subscriber? It means Satellite TV access in up to 4 rooms of their home!

The channel selection offered to subscribers, of course, depends upon the programming they have purchased. Nonetheless, what is made available to the subscriber is a diverse array of programming. Packages are offered that include America’s Top 60, America’s Top 120, America’s Top 180, and the America’s Everything Pak. Adult programming can also be ordered for additional fees.

The America’s Everything Pak includes all of the programs offering in any other package along with all of the Cinemax, Starz! Showtime and HBO channels. So, if a subscriber wants the complete Dish TV experience, the America’s Everything Pak is definitely the package to order.

In essence, Dish TV offers diverse programming. Subscribers can choose from 10 Showtime stations, 8 Starz! Stations, 8 HBO offerings, and 5 Cinemax offerings. Moreover, sports lovers will truly get a kick out of Dish TV’s features-a selection of sports programming is provided by Dish TV that can’t be beat. You can watch the Multi Regional Sports channels, The Outdoor Channel, MLB Extra Innings, ESPN College Grand Slam, NBA League Pass, ESPN Game Plan, NHL Center Ice, MLS Direct Kick, and English Premier League programming. Finally, those individuals that prefer adult programming can easily get access to ECLIPSE, The Erotic Network, Extasy, Hot Zone and Play boy programming, respectively.

Along with all of the fantastic Satellite TV channels, Dish TV subscribers also get access to Sirius satellite radio channels. Music lovers can listen to theme orient music like New Age, Pop, the 70s, the 80s, the 90s, Jazz, Rap, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Christian Music, and more. It certainly appears that Dish TV goes beyond the call of customer service to offer subscribers Satellite TV and radio entertainment.

Did you know that Dish TV is now offering Internet services? In conjunction with Earthlink, Dish TV is now providing high-speed Internet access. For as little as 19.95 per month, subscribers can get high-speed Internet service, Earthlink DSL service, DSL equipment and free activation. Thus, for those dialup users formerly without high-speed Internet connection, Dish TV has created an additional service for you! Downloads are significantly faster with Dish TV’s Internet services and Dish TV offers all of the software applications and security features that the top Internet Service Providers offer.

Alternatively, the quality of customer service supplied by Dish TV cannot be overstated. Dish TV representatives are available every day of the week, 24 hours a day either by phone or a subscriber can use the customer support option provide by Dish TV Interactive. Either way, friendly service is readily available. Furthermore, if a subscriber has any difficulties whatsoever using their Satellite TV equipment, there are technicians readily available to assist them. Finally, calling Dish TV at any time is always free.

What is clear is that Dish TV strives to provide outstanding customer service. In every way possible, Dish TV offers features that make Satellite TV entertainment an enjoyable experience for the viewer. With fantastic features, programming and services, it is clear that Dish TV will remain one of the leading companies in Satellite TV service for many years to come. Subscribing to Dish TV’s offerings is as easy as making one toll free phone call. A free installation can be planned for you and a skilled technician will come to your home and install your service for free. Once the service is installed, the technician will show you the ropes and you will be well on your way to enjoying the same features supplied to every Dish TV subscriber: unbelievable features that you will thoroughly enjoy for many months to come. How’s that for truly fantastic customer service?