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52% of urban males do not get enough international content on their TV - 11.21.2007 [more]
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Americas most wanted: the self-cleaning garbage can

August 5, 2007 Inventors and entrepreneurs take note; a new study in the United States has revealed that Americans are craving new technology that would enable them to relinquish more of their household chores. This seem a little obvious, but the catch is finding someone to invent the laundry folding dryer or the self-cleaning garbage can to meet the growing demands on the wish list of time-poor consumers.

The Cleaning Innovations Survey conducted by SC Johnson discovered that a staggering 60 per cent of respondents would purchase (if available) a self-cleaning garbage can, whilst another 59 per cent would appreciate a stove top that has the ability to rid itself of food matter and stains every day. These requests, along with recent releases such as the Siemens shirt-ironing machine, are no longer whimsical ideas reserved for science-fiction novels or crazy invention TV shows.

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News Cellar - Biz Models

Is Yahoo! Better than Google?

AUGUST 15, 2007

Search is not the final word for all portal users.

What makes one portal better than another, either for users or for marketers? Or are all portals fundamentally alike, easily exchanged by visitors and advertisers? Further, how does Yahoo! differentiate itself from Google or MSN, for instance?

From the audience point of view, as measured by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, US consumers now express more satisfaction with Yahoo! than Google, Ask.com, MSN or AOL. The ACSI report on e-business Web sites is sponsored by ForeSee Results.

"Even more important than Yahoo!'s first lead over Google is the trend of their scores moving in opposite directions," Larry Freed, president/CEO of ForeSee, said in a statement. "We may see a real turnaround for Yahoo! in the next year."

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Personal Growth - Psychology

Wake Up Feeling Great With These 22 Tips for High Self-Esteem

"No one can make you feel inferior without your permission."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

High self-esteem Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, how confident you are, how accomplished you feel. It reflects whether a person loves, accepts, and believes in who they are. For some of us, however, it can go up and down. One day you might feel really on top of everything, great about yourself, unafraid to try anything. And the next day, you're just as likely to feel completely at the bottom, unsure of yourself, afraid to say or do anything.

Building high self-esteem is a process, not something you can develop overnight. And this isn't necessarily easy. Yet, every single person has the capacity of high self-esteem. The question is, are you ready to make a commitment to increase your self-esteem?

If your answer is yes, here are some tips to get you started:

 

 

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