Rick Hendershot Profile and Articles
1). 5 top things that set off my BS Alarm
The web is overflowing with scams. Thousands and thousands of otherwise normal people are looking for ways to make big money by doing NOTHING.
2). 7 Reasons to Pursue an Online Degree
by Rick Hendershot, Review-of-the-Week.comWe all know that furthering your education can open
3). 9 Ways to Keep Google Happy
by Rick Hendershot, Marketing BitesA recent Google patent application has the SEO community b
4). A Chess Set Will Give You Many Years Of Enjoyment
When you're ready to buy a chess set, make sure you get one you will be happy with. A chess set is a special kind of purchase. You should never go cheap. Having a chess set that you can be proud of and that you feel good about will add to your enjoyment as you play. It really makes you feel connected with all the grand traditions of the game of che...
5). Banner Stands - Versatile Displays for Many Situations
When it comes to versatility and low cost in trade show or portable point of purchase displays it is hard to beat the popular banner stand.
6). Blogs Are A Great Tool For Influencing The Search Engines
Blogs are becoming a widely used devices for publishing information on the web. They can be used either to communicate general information, or as a marketing tool to promote products and services. Although the blog format has been around for a number of years, the way it is being used is still evolving.
The most distinctive thing about...
7). Boston To Host Sustainable Energy Trade Show
Boston To Host Sustainable Energy Trade Show
8). Brand-Name Drugs, Generic Drugs, And Illegal Prescription Drugs
If you've thought about buying prescription drugs on the internet you may have found the whole experience rather confusing.
-- Are generic drugs as good as brand-names?
-- Are drug copies such as "generic viagra" safe to use?
-- Does it matter if a drug is not "FDA approved"?
-- Are you breaking US laws if you buy non...
9). Business Loans - 7 Reasons Not To Use A Bank
So you're a small business owner and you need a business loan to further the objectives of your company. Where do you turn?
When it comes to a business loan or commercial real estate loan, there are many good reasons NOT to turn to a traditional bank. Here are some of the most important reasons. Many small business owners, will find m...
10). Business Opportunities - 9 Things To Look For
If you are considering striking out and starting a new business, you have probably been investigating what are known as "business opportunities". A business opportunity is usually a complete package that contains a product or line of products, and a marketing strategy for selling that product.
Any business opportunity worth considerin...
11). Cancun Beach Being Restored At A Record Pace
When Hurricane Wilma swept through Cancun last October the mighty winds stripped away 8 miles of some of the most beautiful sandy beach in the world. Everyone from Mexican President Vincente Fox down to the local residents knew that the beach had to be restored or Cancun's future was in serious danger.
Within weeks the Mexican governme...
12). Carpet Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Carpets Beautiful
Your carpets represent a very significant investment, and keeping them clean and new looking is an important part of enhancing the overall look and appeal of your home.
13). Castles Along The Rhine
The Rhine River is one of Germany's most popular tourist attractions. This famous river has been at the heart of German history for centuries, dating back to at least Roman times. In fact the river marked the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire.
Julius Caesar himself conquered the areas of Europe to the south and west of the Rhine, a...
14). CDC Recommends HIV Tests, Puts Less Stress on Condom Use
The new strategy is aimed at discovering these cases before HIV develops into AIDS. It is also hoped these measures will curb the spread of the disease since these 250,000 people are carriers who unknowingly infect others.
15). Chess - Its Origins And Development
Chess is one of the world's great board games. For centuries chess players around the world have been mesmerized by its challenges, and its great masters have been revered as superstars of a different order -- superstars with brains.
** Origins and background of chess
Like many of our popular board games, such as checkers ...
16). Choosing A Business Opportunity - Starting Your Own Business
Millions of people are desparate to escape the 9 to 5 grind. One popular alternative is to look for a business opportunity that turns you from an employee into a self-employed entrepreneur running your own business.
There are many good reasons why this can be a wise move. Being your own boss means you can set your own hours. This can ...
17). Choosing A Web Hosting Company
It used to be that choosing a web hosting company for your small business web site was a difficult and confusing exercise. Thankfully, those days are long gone. Today you can do an online search for web hosting companies and be presented with a fantastic selection of cheap hosting packages, all of them offering a wide range of features.
18). Congress Taking A Fresh Look At Online Sales Taxes
Congress Taking A Fresh Look At Online Sales Taxes
19). Creating A Trade Show Budget
Setting up a display at a trade show is expensive business. You have to rent the space, create a display, promote it, stock it, and staff it. Before you decide to get involved, take a serious look at the costs of all of these components.
Start planning well ahead. You already know this, right? Keep yourself as organized as possible rig...
20). Credit Bureaus Adopt New Credit Scoring System
The three major consumer credit bureaus in the U.S. have recently created a new credit scoring system that will give financial institutions a more consistent evaluation of the credit worthiness of applicants.
The three agencies -- Equifax, Experian and Transunion -- have introduced the new system called "VantageScore". The new scoring ...
21). CSET Test Preparation Guides - Beware The Hype
If you are aspiring to be a teacher in California you are probably aware that you must verify your teaching credentials for each subject you hope to teach. There are two ways you can do this. You can either complete an approved program at an accredited educational institution. Or you can pass one or more subject matter examinations - known as CSET,...
22). Dial Around Long Distance Plans Compared To Phone Cards
If you have done any research into the confusing world of long distance telephone rates, you have discovered that conventional long distance is expensive compared to almost any of the alternatives. This is especially true when you factor in, the extra fees and taxes added on by governments.
Conventional phone companies rely on people b...
23). Drugs For Treating Aids May Prevent People From Catching Aids
In one of the most promising developments in more than 20 years, scientists claim that drugs used to control HIV/AIDS in patients may also be effective in preventing the disease in the first place.
The drugs in question are tenofovir (Viread) and emtricitabine, or FTC (Emtriva), sold in combination as Truvada by Gilead Sciences Inc. Gi...
24). Ebonics made Easy for Caucasians with no Flava
by Rick Hendershot, Linknet Publishing Network
When you see Snoop Dogg in that Chrysler commercial along w
25). eBusiness - Small Business Necessity
The rapid growth of the internet commerce in recent years presents established small businesses with a serious dilemma. On the one hand, they can stick with the business model that has worked for them for the last number of years. On the other hand, they can make the shift to serious eBusiness.
Choosing to stand pat is usually much eas...
26). Fighting Childhood Obesity Starts At Home
It is a fact that people are generally getting fatter in many western societies. This is reflected in the popularity of diet books and fitness equipment. But while most of us realize it would be good to lose a bit of weight, we are only vaguely aware of the staggering levels of "obesity" in our societies. We are even less aware of the impact this i...
27). Full Color Printing on Vinyl Banners Now Possible
What has made vinyl banners so versatile is that they can now be printed digitally in beautiful full color. Printing a vinyl banner used to be a fairly crude and laborious process, but the "digital revolution" changed all that.
28). Google Is Much More Than A Search Engine
We all know that Google is the dominant search engine, and controls a large percentage of online advertising. But many of us -- even regular Google users -- are not aware of some of Google's other services. Most of them are presented as new ways of listing and categorizing the universe.
However, consistent with Google's new status as a...
29). Google Wins The Battle For AOL
Google Wins The Battle For AOL
30). Healthy Food In Schools Gaining Momentum
Healthy Food In Schools Gaining Momentum
31). How To Get Free Search Engine Traffic
Effective webmasters and online marketers are constantly searching for ways to improve their search engine rankings.
The simple fact is that most websites get the majority of their traffic from search engines. So it is important to give the search engines what they are looking for. If you do, your site will do well in searches and the...
32). Hybrid Cars - Technology Of The Future Or Passing Fad?
Hybrid cars have been getting a lot of buzz the last three or four years, and now with the soaring cost of oil and gasoline, hybrids are expected to get hotter than ever. Here are some Questions and Answers about hybrids.
1. What is a hybrid car?
A vehicle is a hybrid when it combines two or more sources of power. Hybrid c...
33). Improve Your Trade Show Results By Writing Articles
It is well-known among internet marketers that writing and distributing articles is one of the best and least expensive ways to promote products and services to a very wide audience. If you are involved in trade show or event marketing, you can use this technique to very effectively support your event marketing efforts.
34). Junk Food Bans In Schools - The Practical Side
In the face of what many see as an exploding obesity epidemic among both adults and children, a growing number of state and regional legislatures are passing laws that prohibit the sale of junk foods in school vending machines and cafeterias.
The new regulations differ from region to region, but the general drift is to reduce the avai...
35). Lap Band Surgery - Some Frequently Asked Questions
More and more obese and severly overweight people are turning to surgical procedures to help them lose weight. The Lap-Band surgical method is the least invasive surgical weight loss technique.
36). Lap-Band Surgery Is A Promising Treatment For Obesity
Even with the tremendous emphasis on diet, fitness, and nutrition in our society, the problem of obesity is increasing throughout the western world.
According to most experts, the cause of obesity is quite simple. A person gains weight when he or she consumes more calories than they burn. This involves both diet and level of physical a...
37). Lose Weight The Natural Way While You Sleep
You probably didn't know it, but one of the best times to lose weight is while you sleep. That's because the human body is designed by nature to repair itself during the hours we are sleeping.
Our bodies use sleep to repair and strengthen our muscles, joints and other parts that get tired and damaged through use and exertion during wa...
38). Mesothelioma - Catch It Early To Avoid Big Trouble
Many people have never heard of Mesothelioma and are unaware of its symptoms. Although considered a rare form of cancer, each year the number of cases grows. With the prevalence of this disease on the rise, it is critical to understand why and how Mesothelioma develops and what courses of action can be taken in the event of diagnosis. The following...
39). Mesothelioma Advice - Questions And Answers
What is mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is cancer of the mesothelium. Like most cancers, mesothelioma involves the abnormal dividing of cells of a particular part of the body -- in this case, the mesothelium. Mesothelioma is so deadly because it remains dormant for many years and then begins to rapidly expand. The cancer then begins to inv...
40). Mobile Phone Clamp Down - Recycling Becoming Mandatory
Westchester County in New York will soon be one of the first places in the U.S. to require consumers to recycle their old cell phones. The legislation will be backed up by fines of up to $250 for people caught trashing their old phones.
Jurisdictions across the country have been wrestling with the problem of outdated phones ending up ...
41). Mortgage Report - Mortgage Rates Stable In 2006
In previous decades people with high risk mortgage loans often left financial companies holding the keys when rates started to go up.
But according to a recent study by First American Real Estate Solutions, even if rates do start to climb this year, the number of defaults this time around is not likely to go much higher than $110 bill...
42). Obesity - Not Everybody Agrees It Is An Epidemic
Obesity has become such an important topic in health and self-improvement circles that it deserves its own "News and Views" column. Here is the February, 2006 issue.
**Book claims obesity "epidemic" is a big lie
In his new book, "Fat Politics: The Real Story Behind America's Obesity Epidemic", writer Eric Oliver claims tha...
43). Oktoberfest - A Celebration Of German Culture
Oktoberfest is one of the world's great seasonal festivals. It is held every fall in Munich, Bavaria, and in other locations around the world.
The first Oktoberfest started as a series of horse races in honour of the wedding of the Crown Prince of Bavaria in 1810. The horse races became an annual event and were combined with the state ...
44). Organic Baby Food A Big Hit In Scotland
**50% of Scottish Babies fed Organic Baby Food
According to the Scotsman, more than half of Scottish children under two are now fed an exclusively organic diet. In fact, organic baby food accounted for 43% of total baby food sales in 2004. That represented sales of more than 63 million GBP in 2004.
A survey of 805 mothers ...
45). Paypal Offers New SMS-Based Money Transfer Service
PayPal has just launched a new service called PayPal Mobile. This service allows a PayPal user with an active mobile phone account to send a payment to another PayPal account -- even another mobile user with a PayPal account. Of course the PayPal user at the other end of the transaction could be either an individual or -- more importantly -- a merc...
46). Popup Display Design Tips And Tricks
A PopUp Display normally covers the entire back "wall" of your space. This means that a properly designed PopUp Display provides you the opportunity to make a bold statement about your company and your most important product or service.
A PopUp Display not only serves as a backdrop to your display, but gives your area definition, and a...
47). Reaching Local Customers With Online Sales
**Can you sell your product online?**
If you are already in business and you are thinking of promoting your products or services online, one of the first questions you have to ask yourself is "Do I have a product I can sell online?" This question is at the very heart of the decision whether or not to try online marketing.
48). Recent Studies Show How Our Bodies Fight Disease
**Obese people less likely to survive colorectal cancer
According to a new report, people who are physically inactive and are obese around the middle have poor odds of survival after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer.
"We have now shown that modifiable lifestyle factors that were known to reduce the incidence of colorectal ...
49). San Diego Rich In History, Things To See And Do
Linknet Places - December 30, 2005
**Follow the Founders' Trail to relive the early history of San Diego
The Founders' Trail consists of seven historic sites in the San Diego area where you can learn about the early history of the area.
The earliest inhabitants of the San Diego area were Native Americans. Miss...
50). Starting Your Own Business
Once you make up your mind you want to go into business for yourself, that leads to a number of important decisions. You know you want to be your own boss, but you're not sure what kind of business to go into. Here are two different ways of addressing this question.
The "Production Model" of Doing Business
Most of us start...
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