Dieters dread the plateau. You're on a roll, losing weight steadily and happily for weeks. Your confidence is high and your goal is in sight. Then suddenly your scale freezes. No matter how hard you try, those extra pounds just refuse to budge. You've hit a wall, and you know the frustration of seeing no progress could easily lead you to gain back what you've lost. So how do you break through the plateau? It's perfectly normal for a dieter to reach a plateau. The trick is to use it as an opportunity to double up your efforts and get really clear on your strategy to carry you through to the finish line. Below you'll find suggestions that can help…

1. Make all or part of your site into a valuable directory. Set up different sections of your site for people to submit their ezines, articles, eBooks, or affiliate programs to such as marketing, writing, publishing, etc. Your directory will not only increase your repeat traffic but will also help you to attract very targeted visitors to your site that are interested in your products or the products of affiliate programs you've joined. 2. Publish a what's new section. This section will keep your visitors up to date on any new additions to your site and is especially useful if your site is constantly updated by you or by your visitors who submit their own content to your site. 3.…

Do you sometimes find yourself wishing that your favorite TV chair can also be a rocking chair? Is there a new baby in the family that you wish you can sing to sleep in your arms while sitting comfortably yourself? Does your idea of unwinding after a long day's work include reading a book by the fire in the winter or just contemplating the outside scenery in the summer? American fondness for rocking chairs If you answer yes to any one of these questions, then you are not alone. A growing number of Americans either own a rocking chair that has become a member of the family or think of buying one. Rocking chairs began to appear in the late…

Not enough time, boss pushing for work to be completed, children are annoying you, bills to pay, shopping to be done, housework to do, partner asking for your help... Does this seem like a familiar scenario in your life? Stress is always with us controlling what we do and how we feel. If you're stressed you do things faster and in an unhappier way. You either become aggressive towards other people as a form of releasing the stress or you become submissive by hiding the stress. By being submissive and hiding your stress, it internally eats at you hurting your emotions and your relationships. By being aggressive towards another person, you temporarily feel relief, but then reality kicks in as…

Yoga has been proven to relieve stress by using exercises that unify the mind, body, and spirit. If you are new to yoga, these seven tips will start you on the road to a more centered life. 1. Talk to your doctor and explain what type of yoga poses you intend to practice. Show your doctor pictures of the poses for illustration. Your doctor may rule out specific poses if you have high blood pressure, glaucoma, a history of retinal detachment, or heart disease. Make sure you follow your doctor's recommendations. 2. Find a yoga class that best fits your abilities. Talk to prospective teachers, and decide whether you can handle a program before you sign up. It's very important…

When making a business sales letter, the primary goal is, obviously, to make a sale. However, focusing on this bottom line is ultimately what causes a lot of business sales letters to fail, simply because customers feel that the letter is all about trying to separate them from their hard-earned money. The best business letters are made by people who believe in their products and know that it is actually their customer's benefit to use it over other competing products. Building on this basic rule, there are 7 factors to consider when making a business letter that will let your customers know that, while you ARE out to make a profit, it will be based on THEIR satisfaction with your…

There is no doubt that online dating can put you in touch with some great people, and you may just end up finding your Prince Charming or Dream Girl as the case may be. However, online dating is not without its risks. This is why I have put together these online dating safety tips which will help you to have a fun experience while keeping yourself out of harm's way. 1. Your safety lesson in online dating starts from your profile itself. Make sure not to reveal exact personal details (real name, telephone numbers, street addresses, etc) in your profile for everyone to see. For the first few weeks, you should communicate with other daters only through the message system…

The most popular and probably the easiest upgrade project for PC enthusiasts are still the installation of a new hard drive. It's just a matter of time before terabyte-eating applications demand an upgrade to a bigger and faster hard drive. And don't forget video, audio, and graphic files. There are several sizes to choose from and certainly all price ranges. Most drives come in 5400 and 7200-rpm versions. The 5400-rpm drives are less expensive than the 7200-rpm models, but you will then lose the performance boost delivered from the 7200 version. If you need quicker access times and improved data transfers, the 7200 version is a better alternative. You should plan to make your new drive your primary drive i.e.…

Why do some people seem to succeed in all they do, but others flounder along at the rear? Mostly it's because successful people have set goals and take steps to successfully achieve them. So how do they always seem to achieve their goals? Here are five strategies they use: 1. Start with a long-term goal, write it down, taking into account when you are going to achieve the goal, and why it's important. Try and be as visual as possible, explaining how the achievement of this goal will change your life for the better. Once this long-term goal has been documented, break the goal into tangible steps that need to be taken to achieve the goal. 2. Make certain that…

At the rate of how mailboxes are bombarded with credit card offers, it's probably amazing for anyone not to have considered these cards at least once. Nonetheless, credit card companies now make it even easier for consumers to apply for a credit card through instant approval card applications. There are a few things you should know before actually making a card application online or through the phone. 1. You need a good credit history In order for quick approval, it is essential for a potential user to possess a good credit history. This means that the user pays his bills on time and does not have any financial hiccups in his credit report. The credit report is obtainable from a…