The Trending Magazine Insert That Says Thank You

Have you ever been reading through a magazine and been blasted in the face by a pungent and odorous tang of cologne or perfume? Yes, me too. What’s worse is that I will literally bring the thing to my nose over and over, trying to figure out how the smell lasts so very long within the glossy paper. I end up smelling like the magazine all day. One good thing about that kind of magazine insert is that it is memorable. Almost everybody recognizes that experience. So, how do you replicate such a lasting impact with magazine handouts when you aren’t a cologne or perfume manufacturer?

The short answer is, Custom Screen Cleaners. With nearly 1/3 of the entire world population owning a smartphone of some kind, anything that caters to screens is already reaching your market in spades. Add your logo to a sticky microfiber phone cleaner that adheres to the back of a phone and you have a lasting branding impact that is not only useful but memorable too.

Custom Screen Cleaners have been a hit at trade shows for several years now, but a few magazine insert companies have thought to leverage the popular product. The reason they are a hit at trade shows is because the phone cleaner sits on a person’s phone or tablet for literally six months to a year and a half. Every single time the phone is out, which is roughly 150 times a day on average, your logo and information are being blasted around for all to see. Repeated impressions are key with hyper branding that works and this product does that. Once it leaves the magazine and sits on a phone, you are not simply lost on a coffee table, in between the pages. Your brand is also not lost in a drawer where a lot of cheap pens end up.

There are a few big players of screen cleaners out there. The thing to look for is where they are sourced. It’s best to find a company that doesn’t buy the cheap knock offs from China and rather, is US-based. The reason is that the cheap screen cleaners don’t stick very long, defeating the purpose of long-lasting hyper branding. As with other magazine inserts, look for the price breaks at larger quantities. Finally, many microfiber phone cleaner companies have good ties with production and printing companies, just in case you need to reassess your fulfillment side of things.

Thank your readers and your brand with something clients will love and keep on their phones.

Source by Jason Thomas

Five Surefire Ways to Fail at Training Your Scottish Terrier

Scottish terriers make a perfect family pet when duly trained and disciplined.

Training your Scottish terrier eliminates most behavior problems, builds a long lasting relationship that increases the pleasure both of you get from each other’s company. Proper training will make him socialize better with other dogs and is specially important if you have children in the family or in the neighborhood.

However, many owners do not understand certain basic concepts for successfully training a Scottish terrier. Do you?

Are you aware of the fact that some of your Scottie’s problems may have been created by you?

Do you know that the way you react to a bad behavior can further encourage it?

Do you realize that your behavior on and off the training sessions is a decisive factor that can make the whole difference between success and failure of a training program?

Find out here the five surefire ways to turn training your Scottish terrier into a complete waste of time (and money if you paid for it):

1. Ignore his bad behaviors, letting him do whatever he wants to, because you expect him to lose his bad manners as he grows up. He will soon understand that you are weak and do not control him, so he will take over.

He will soon learn that there is nothing good for him in answering your calling so he will stay where he is or run farther away from you when you call him.

3. Lose your temper screaming loudly every time something goes wrong during the training session In no time he will stop paying attention to you or worse, will start barking back at you.

4. Be as inconsistent as possible, changing the training program and methods, using a different command phrase or word every time, correcting a bad behavior only when you feel like and not when it’s needed. Your Scottie sonn will get completely confused not knowing what to do next.

5. Hit or smack your Scottie, causing him physical pain. This will make him so nervous and aggressive that most probably he will hit back trying to bite you. It’s a sure way to definitely damage your relationship.

By following the above behavior patterns you will fail to gain the respect of your Scottish terrier which is fundamental to succeed with any training method. As a consequence, instead of developing your Scottie into a wonderful companion, he will become an unwanted nuisance around your home and your family.

Source by Ari Weinrich

How Grateful Should Israel be to Terrorists?

The world seems to be so much for giving the bad guys their rights; be it in war, or in prison. In Lima recently, a dog killed a robber, and they wanted to kill the dog. But the dog got its freedom, this is like what is happening between Israel and the Terrorist in Lebanon.

How grateful we should be to the poor terrorists who deserve who invaded countries in the name of Allah. How justified they are to continue with their killings and so forth, so I’ve heard, somewhere along the line. Let me put my view in focus, of course it can’t be right, I mean, an American going against the UN, we are always wrong aren’t we. It’s the new breed out there; the ones that suck America dry, and slap her in the face.

They all want their rights with no responsibility; I do believe, if Islam could, they would, invade America, and are trying in South America, they’ve even got a weasel in the congress in Peru. They couldn’t alter the recent elections and that really bothered them, now they got to work on Allen Garcia and see if He’ll be as easy as his running mate.

America and England are in Iraq, but yet the terrorists are hitting all over the world. What is really the message here? I think it is, ‘We can, and we will,’ as simple as that. It has always been that way. And if we did not help Israel, the Arabs would exterminate them like Hitler tried; it is their big desire, there high if you will. We have a lot of Jew haters around, not sure why, but they are like cockroaches, they can be found in any dirty hole.

In any case, the Arab world would not allow, or even think of having a fair fight with Israel, as we have seen in their past history–they tired to exterminate them in 1948-49; again in 1967, and again in 1972; it would not be a one on one. It would be a gang fight against one, as it always has been, and the United Nations would back it up and laugh all the way from New York City to Vienna [and we give them $21-billion dollars a year, and they want more].

The new trouble in Lebanon is no different than the war on terror, as President Bush has pointed out, it is only the fact, it is Jews fighting Arabs; as it always has been. And the UN wants to make sure the Arabs get their needs and rights, and point out the rules of war, as if there was only party involved here. Israel perhaps has one of the best air forces in the world, let them use it here and let it be written in history, they shoved all the boasting surprises by its foe down its throat. I hate a one sided fight. I once was in such a fight, and you get pushed here and there, and everyone seems to think the loner deserves it, but put him or her face-to-face, one on one, and they are all mouth. This is the case here, today in Lebanon. Leave the folks fight it out, why get involved, they started it, why should we jump on Lebanon’s side and say: gee, those bad Jews are sure over doing this little game. Everyone’s afraid Israel might win, and then what–Peace? God forbid.

Source by Dennis Siluk Dr.h.c.

Marketing 101 – "Must Haves" for Starting a Small Business Online

When considering starting a small business online you must do the proper research and implement the right tactics to ensure that you will have a successful product launch.

It is always best to ensure yourself that there is already a market for what you have to offer and that this target market is ready to buy now into whatever your services provide.

The first order of business is to come up with a product idea to test out in the market place. A carefully thought out product with a well researched niche will provide you an income fast to help you reach certain target goals.

You can begin your research into your target market by first utilizing simple tools like the Google Keyword Planner tool to see if there are people searching for a certain type of item, such as scuba diving gear, white water rafting gear, mountain biking gear, etc. The list can be endless and it is super important to narrow down your product ideas to niches that haven’t necessarily been tapped yet.

Now, the first step is really thinking of a product but the most important step that follows is actually testing out your product concept to see if anyone is willing to buy it on the spot. What you want to do next is perform “dry testing” which consists of placing a thoughtful ad in either Facebook, Google or eBay.

In the initial stages I prefer to choose eBay simply because it is easy to place a product concept ad as an auction item to see if there will be any real world bidders attempting to buy your product. However, if you are severely uncomfortable with the idea of “dry testing” you can also place on ad on Google or Facebook for the following idea:

See if you can build an email database of people interested in an ebook, or free course related to your product. For example, if you wanting to sell a dog sledding competition book and you want to see how many people would remotely be interested in it, you can set an ad campaign promoting a free ebook on your top 10 tips of doggy breeding success in the cold weather.

What this does is creates an interest to people already in dog training that may consider actually joining a system that teaches dog sledding, but again it comes down to careful research and idea testing.

With these two tactics you can easily be on your way to launching a small business that is specific to a certain niche, and build a confirmation that people are actually interested in what you have to offer. The essence of marketing and the essentials for long term success.

Source by Cesar A Soto

Handling Dog Aggression Tips

Handling aggressive dogs is always a challenge for a dog owner no matter who you are. However, you will want to learn how to get rid of this bad behavior in your dog quickly before the behavior becomes ingrained in them. Here is a couple of tips that can help you learn how to handle this behavior before it becomes to the point that you need to get rid of your dog which as a dog owner you probably do not want to do.

The first tip that you can use for learning how to control this behavior is to try to figure out what sets this behavior off in your dog. Now for example if the behavior is only displayed when a certain person comes over you will want to try to figure out why your dog shows this aggression only when they see that person. So it could be as easy as trying to determine if it is only a certain person that can make it easier to learn how to handle your aggressive dog.

The second tip that you can look into for handling this behavior is by trying to determine if this was a drastic shift or change in behavior or if it has been gradual. If it is a sudden change you will want to make sure everything is okay medically with your dog which might mean a trip to your veterinarian. If everything is okay medically you might want to look at items that you might have changed around your home that they could feel as threatening.

Source by Jimmy Fisher

A Balanced and Nutritious Dog Diet

From centuries dogs have been the man’s best friends. Whether they are serving us at the military camps, police headquarters, our homes or other places, dogs have been serving human beings like no other can do. They have been helping us, protecting us and entertaining us. When some pet do so much for us, it then indeed deserves some special treatment. And when we talk about giving our dogs some thing special the key fact that strikes our mind is the Dog Diet. Gone are the days when the dogs were fed with the human left overs. Today there is a great range of variety that is available with the Dog Food as it is available with the human cuisine. All you have to do is make a proper selection for the dog food and serve it with the best food stuff available. When you have to prepare a diet chart for your dog there are a few things that you need to take care of.

When you have got a pet dog at your home, irrespective of its breed you have to be very careful in selecting the proper dog food so as to keep it healthy and strong. Your dog needs to be fed with a diet that has balanced nutritional value. Make sure that your dog diet doesn’t become deficient with essential nutrients.

One thing you need to make clear is that dogs are carnivorous and feeding them with the vegetarian diet only is not a good option. Make sure you make a good blend of both to serve your dog a good diet. Ensure that the Dog Diet has ample amount of protein in it. If you are feeding your dog with canned food make sure that the first ingredient is meat. Take a look at the nutrition label before purchasing a canned food for your dog. But never completely rely over the canned food for your dog.

Some veterinarians and animal nutritionists would advocate bone and raw food (BARF) diet. This type of Dog food is supposed to increase the dog’s longevity and flexibility. When you are feeding your dog with meat but what kind of meat is good for your dog? Some nutritionists would advise to limit the proportion of red meat in Dogs Diet. This made people supply their dogs with lean meat like chicken.

Most importantly feeding your dog in proper proportions is quite necessary because when you are over feeding you dog it will lead to obesity and certain other health problems. An inadequate diet can lead to joint and bone problems. So ensuring a proper Dog Diet proportion is very crucial in making your dog healthier.

Source by John J Cade

Belgian Malinois – Protector of Home, Family and Livestock

The Belgian Malinois is a medium/large size dog that weighs between 40-80 lbs and is between 22″ to 26″ in height. Their name is pronounced MAL-in-wah. They are one of four Belgian Sheepdogs and are very work oriented and are protective of home, family and livestock.

The AKC recognizes the Belgian Malinois in the colors of fawn to mahogany to red with a black mask, ears and tips. Minimal white on the chest and feet is permitted. The short, smooth, straight and hard outer coat and dense undercoat require minimal grooming and are very easy to care for. Regular washing is not recommended as their coat has water proofing.

This intelligent, energetic, protective breed is still more of a working dog than companion. They have a strong drive to work. The Belgian Malinois makes an excellent farm dog, watchdog, police dog and herding dog because of their instinct to protect their family, home or whatever else they are trained to protect. They can make a great family pet as well. Early socialization is a must for children, other dogs and pets. In fact, they do best if they are socialized from the time they are born. They can be dominant towards other dogs. Early, consistent, firm but not harsh training is important. They are harder for a novice to train than someone who is more experienced. The Belgian Malinois has a lot of energy and loves to be on the go. They require a yard and plenty of room to run and play. They are not meant to be indoors all day. They enjoy being with their family and are not meant to be left alone for long periods of time as they will get bored and find some way to fill their time.

Originating in Belgium, the Belgian Malinois is one of four Belgian Sheepdogs. Their name comes from the Belgian city of Malines. It is recognize as its own breed by the AKC however, in some countries, all four Belgian Sheepdogs are considered to be one breed. The Belgian Malinois is popular in Belgium and is used for herding, police work and as a search and rescue dog.

A breed with such a strong work drive, protective instinct and high energy makes an excellent watchdog and farm dog. They do best with families that are active and will meet their work and exercise needs. An active, busy Belgian Malinois is a happy Belgian Malinois.

Source by Evan Richer

What a New Pit Bull in the White House Means For America With the 2008 Election

Pit bulls are a breed of terrier historically used in dog fighting and in the bear- and bull-baiting outlawed in England since the 1800’s, according to Wikipedia. With or without the lipstick so vividly capturing an image of a hockey-mom at the US Republican Convention, pit bulls today are outlawed in major cities of Canada. They are required to be neutered in France under certain conditions and they are banned in Great Britain under the 1991 Dangerous Dogs Act. In the United States, they are classified in the “bully breed” of dogs.

A Republican pit bull has occupied the White House for the last eight years. In that time, America has been savagely attacked. The country has lost its credibility and its former high standing in the world’s estimation. Its economic situation is now arguably the worst it has been since the 1930’s Great Depression. Unemployment hit a record 6 percent just two months before the presidential election.

The mainstream media show very little of the world to Americans beyond calamities. That skewed view of today’s global reality shows Americas a noble image of themselves as a beacon to a world of greedy, upstart wannabes who want to harm America because of jealousy over blessings such as freedom and opportunity. They are the undesirable illegal immigrants stealing jobs from hardworking Americans to enrich families back home in foreign lands, often even to America’s enemies and rivals.

Job outsourcing and job theft are just two hot button terms in the 2008 US presidential campaign. They are triggers for unconscious biases, xenophobia, radical nationalism and flexing of military muscle. But it is possible that the bull dog mentality itself may be counterproductive to the very aims of social and economic well-being that the country is trying to regain.

Information about the world is just Google News away for any American with a computer today. That investment of time and energy pays off by revealing the world as less threatening, hostile and alien than perceived. Even a casual glance at the world today through Google News or the BBC website shows the world is a global neighborhood grappling with issues not very different from those of the United States. It also shows that their issues impact on America and the gas prices its citizens pay.

One small example is the African country of Eritrea, established by the global ruling powers after the Second World War just as Israel was. Eritrea is involved in a territorial conflict with its parent country Ethiopia. The tiny country of Djibouti is caught between them. The stakes in that geopolitically explosive dispute go beyond issues of national, territorial and ideological differences and interests. They come down to the dollars-and-cents question of who controls the small canal that is the main waterway for oil tankers from the Middle East to Europe.

Similar pragmatic issues are at stake in the conflict between the former republic of Georgia and the present entity of Russia. Yes, national pride and show of power play a part. But bread and butter issues are the basic concern for all the 200 countries of the world.

The 9/11 attack on the United States introduced the term “jihad” to Americans as meaning holy war, much like the Medieval European Crusades were. In her first interview a week after nomination for vice presidency of the United States, candidate Palin repeated her view that the United States was on a mission from God in its war in Iraq.

With its 2008 presidential election, America has a chance to make peace with the world so as to create jobs for its people, free up trade and take up its natural leadership role in the world. Judging by its Constitution and its cultural traditions, the United States is a nation of builders, not destroyers.

Dog fighting pit bulls, on the other hand, are increasingly banned by civilized nations. Putting lipstick on pit bulls won’t change their natures.

Being proud of emulating a pit bull may be funny but it is also disturbing. Putting a pit bull a heartbeat from the presidency of the great United States is alarming.

Source by Helen Fogarassy

Tips For Keeping Your Dog Healthy and Happy

The best thing you can do to insure a happy addition to your family, is to choose a dog that is a good match for your home and lifestyle. If you have a young and active family, it makes sense to have dog that loves exercise and has lots of energy. If there are no children in your household, and you are not physically active, you probably want a smaller dog that requires less activity. Some dogs require a lot of attention and want to be with the rest of the family as much as possible. I learned how important this is when I ended up with 3 Dobermans. This is a breed that will not do well if left home alone on a regular basis, or tied up in the yard by himself. Dobermans are known as “velcro dogs” for a reason.

Maintaining your dog at a healthy weight is something you can do that will improve the quality of his life. Overweight dogs, just like overweight people, have more health problems. Arthritis and joint pain, diabetes and heart trouble are common in overweight dogs. Older dogs and less active breeds obviously require less calorie intake. On the other hand, puppies and young, active dogs will need to be fed differently. Growing puppies need to be fed several times and day, eventually tapering off to 2 meals a day. A high quality meat based diet is best and a human grade, quality pet vitamin is a great way to supplement your dogs diet, providing important nutrients, such as omega fatty acids and antioxidants that most commercially available dog foods do not have.

An important ingredient for happy dogs and happy dog owners, is learning some manners. You should enroll your puppy in a basic obedience or puppy kindergarten class. This will go a long way in keeping harmony in the house! Socializing your puppy or even your new adopted adult dog is also crucial. You want your new family member to be familiar with your kids friends as well as your neighbors and your neighbors pets.

Exercise, both physical and mental will go a long way in keeping your dog happy and healthy. Exercise should be fun for your and your dog. Its a great way to get out and meet people and gives your dog a chance to explore all the different smells he comes across. This may not sound very exciting to us, but your dog will love it. The amount of physical activity required is dependent on the age and breed of the dog. Working dogs in particular require adequate physical activity, but they also thrive on mental challenges. They are intelligent and like to learn, especially to please their owner. The best exercise for your four-legged friend can be as simple as running around and playing in the yard with the kids.

Routine vet appointments for keeping shots up to date, toys to chew and play with, and lots of love and affection from you will guarantee your dog will live the good life and bring you years of devotion from your furry family member.

Source by Joseph M Sabol

Dog Knotting – The True Definition

A dog knot can mean very many different things. Some of them rather perverse, others more useful. This article is specifically about the true definition of a canine dog knot or dog knotting and what exactly it is.

When a female dog is in heat, and a male dog is in her vicinity, the two will breed. Usually the positioning is that the male mounts from behind. The female moves her tail to the side if she is ready. The male’s penis penetrates the vagina and the bulbous glandis (erectile tissue part of the penis that is at base of the shaft) expands causing the two dogs to lock together. The standard term for this process is that the two dogs are “tied” together. It is also referred to as a “dog knot” or “dog knotting.” After he has ejaculated, he dismounts but the two dogs are back to back, still connected by the male’s penis. This “deflation period” can last up to 30 minutes. The two dogs are almost impossible to separate during the dog knot. This is the process that the breeder has to be patient with.

It is important for the breeder to make sure that the situation is calm. You don’t want the female to get excited and roll around or pull the male, or vice versa. This could result in a breeding failure. One old-school, substandard, unguaranteeable practice for impatient breeders was to ice the dogs’ genital areas to get them apart.

After the tie (or dog knotting), inspect the male and make sure that his penis has retracted properly, and isn’t stuck in his hair. For the female, it is good to hinder her for urinating for several minutes in hopes that the sperm will be able to penetrate her eggs.

While it is totally logical and natural, there has been a lot of scrutiny on the dog breeding process and dog knotting in particular. In the simplest terms a “dog knot” refers to two dogs mating, and the processes involved. This is also a term known as “being tied.” There are many definitions (including a rather valid use by engineers) for the term but the true meaning behind it all has to do with the way dogs breed.

Source by Peter Demmon