Breast Cancer: Help Out With A Good Cause

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With the incidence of breast cancer rising, I'm sure that we all know of someone who has suffered its wrath. So I'm hoping that you readers will help out with a good cause. Canadian blogger Sue Richards is running a breast cancer prevention project, including a calendar. Please visit her site and maybe purchase a calendar. All monies will go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Network. You can see Sue's posting at Performancing, or you'll find a banner at the right somewhere. Otherwise, visit Sue's Breast of Canada website. For convenience, the calendar can be purchased with credit card or by Paypal. Good luck with your project, Sue.
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I Think I’m Learning Japanese, I Really Think So

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[updated] [With apologies? to The Vapors]  A few days ago, I came across an article online that said that English only accounts for about 39 percent of online text content. (I'm damned if I can find the article, even after futile searching on Google. My apologies.) In second place was Japanese, followed not so closely by Chinese content. [Update: here's the article.] So, anyone who wants to write online for a living thus has a greater opportunity if they were to learn any or all of the top three languages. At least, that's my hypothesis. If you're reading this, then you already know English. Let's assume that you are English-speaking. So, what about learning Japanese or Chinese, then? I'm leaving my own linguistic history out, because no matter how I…
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Blogger Contingency Plans

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It's the stuff no one likes to think about: contingency plans. But for anyone who earns money online and whose day consists of a lot of human interaction - albeit digital - there's something to consider: a contingency plan in case something happens to you and you cannot continue working - or worse, pass away. If you're earning residual revenue that pays out even if you are not doing anything, then it's doubly important. The more you're earning, obviously, the more important it is that either trusted friends or family have a list of your web properties and your passwords. What's the best way to handle this? Obviously, it'll be different for everyone. You can always print this information and provide it in a sealed envelope to a family member…
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