Tom’s Weekly Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter

Wednesday 16th May 2012


I trust this finds you fit and well.


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Basic Computer User

Microsoft to drop ’free’ upgrade to Windows 8

Microsoft will buck its usual pre-release free like-for-like Windows upgrade by offering recent Windows 7 computer buyers a single option to pay to upgrade to Windows 8.,microsoft-to-drop-free-upgrade-to-windows-8.aspx

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Fluoride Is A Poison

I just signed this petition -- will you join me?

Cease the Noxious Fluoridation of our Water in Australia
To: The Australian Government Department of Human Services, Australian Government Department of Human Services (Health and Human Rights), To the relevant recipient

The petition is really important and could use our help. Click here to find out more and sign:

Vaccines Did Not Save Us! Two Centuries of Official Statistics

Child Health Safety has compiled an excellent report on data the drug industry do not want you to see. Here are two centuries of UK, USA and Australian official death statistics which show conclusively and scientifically that modern medicine is not responsible for and played little part in substantially improved life expectancy and survival from disease in western economies.

Superbug killers: Magnetic-like coating attracts and kills bacteria without using traditional antibiotics

The superbugs have met their match. It comes in the form of a coating which has a magnetic-like feature that attracts bacteria and kills them without the need for traditional antibiotics.

Stay Out of the Sun?

Sun exposure lowers cancer risk, new study concludes:

Acne Help

Apparently thyme helps with acne!

Some Data on Fruits

When people research food, there can be confusing ideas that make it hard to study the subject. One of the confusions can be -- why are some foods called fruit?

There are 2 ways fruit is viewed -- in common terms and in botanical terms. Botany is the science of plants. It involves study of the structure of plants and results in their classification based on their structure.

In common speech, a fruit is considered to be the growth of a plant or tree that is fleshy, juicy, and sweet-tasting. A vegetable is the growth of a plant that is not sweet-tasting. There are some foods that we commonly think of as vegetables that are actually fruits.

In botany, however, parts of plants are not named based on their taste. A fruit is considered to be the edible part of a plant developed from a flower and containing its own seed or seeds. A vegetable is the edible part of a plant that does not have seeds.

For example, the edible part of part of the cucumber plant that we eat -- the cucumber -- has seeds in it and is classified as fruit. However, the part of the carrot plant that we eat -- the carrot -- has no seeds in it and is classified as a vegetable.

Some fruits seem to have exceptions as far as the seeds go. Several fruits, such as bananas, grapes, pineapple, and watermelon appear to have no seeds at all. They do contain seeds in their wild form. Modern methods of crop growth have changed them for easier eating and market-place sales.

While in common speech these are nuts, in botany they are actually fruit: almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts.

In botany, a legume is a fruit of a certain family of plants. Well-known legumes include peas, beans, lentils, carob, soy, and peanuts. These are technically fruit.

These are actually fruit from a botanical standpoint:

almond, apple, apricot, avocado, banana, bean, blackberry, black currant, black pepper, blueberry, boysenberry, Brazil nut, breadfruit, carob, cashew, cherry, chili pepper, coconut, cranberry, cucumber, eggplant, fig, gooseberry, gourd, grape, grapefruit, guava, kiwi, lemon, lentil, lime, lingonberry, macadamia nut, melon, mulberry, olive, orange, paprika, pea, peach, peanut, pear, pecan, pepper, pineapple, pistachio, plum, pomegranate, pumpkin, raspberry, red currant, red huckleberry, rose hips, soy, squash, strawberry, sweet pepper, tangerine, tomato, vanilla, walnut, watermelon.


Happy Is Good For Health Voltaire

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Stuck In Traffic

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Two Girls In A Box

Amazingly supple...

8 common business mistakes

It’d be great to not have to learn everything from your own mistakes. Here are eight common mistakes that I’ve made and/or observed in my years as a small business owner.

Spelling, Misused Words, and Punctuation - Oh My!

Next to more glamorous errors, like spelling mistakes and misused words, punctuation is often overlooked. Without punctuation, communication would be one long string of incoherent thoughts and ideas.

So I Changed

Hmmm... ...something in that!

Should a Person Be Allowed in Parliament Who Embezzled $500,000?

Sign this if you think not.

Stand By Me

Great track showcasing talent from all over the world.

A Great Human Rights Song

Great lyrics, great melody.

Check This Out

The pieces of the jigsaw puzzle are being put into place for a wild ride in the USA.

Einstein 3 Rules Of Work

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Public Relations and Marketing

15 Tips to Avoid Being Unfollowed on Twitter

Some good tips here...

Only 1% Of SMEs Use Social Media

Apparently, a recent survey undertaken by TalkTalk Business discovered that only 1% of UK SMEs use social media sites such as Twitter and Linked In to generate new business. Out of the 500 SMEs surveyed, 43% said they weren’t comfortable using social networking sites.

5 Ways To Protect Your Website from Future Google Updates

If you have a web site, this is worth reading.

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Until next time,
dream big dreams,
read widely,
think well of your fellow man,
eat food that’s good for you
and do the important things
that make a difference -
they are rarely the urgent ones!


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