Persons born during the Post-World War II baby boom between 1946 and 1964.
Internet slang, or chat room and cell phone texting shorthand, the abbreviation stands for "best friends forever."
A collective term encompassing all blogs and their interconnections. It is the perception that blogs exist together as a connected community (or as a collection of connected communities) or as a social network. According to wikipedia, the term is generally attributed to William Quick, who first used it in 2002, in his blog, Daily Pundit, and was quickly adopted and propagated by the warblog community. The term resembles the older word logosphere (from Greek logos meaning word, and sphere, interpreted as world), the "the world of words", the universe of discourse.
Refers to the lifestyle being lived by baby boomers.
Also, this is the name of this online service.
Women born during the Post-World War II baby boom between 1946 and 1964.
Also see: Baby Boomers
List of goals one wants to achieve during their lifetime.
The word "cookie," and its plural, "cookies" - when used to refer to an edible treat and not your computer - comes from the Dutch word koekje or (informal) koekie which means little cake. Those who specialize in word origins claim the word became part of the English language as a result of the Dutch immigrating to North America.
The words "cookie" - and its plural, "cookies" - when used to refer to an edible treat and not your computer, comes from the Dutch word koekje or (informal) koekie which means little cake. Those who specialize in word origins claim the word became part of the English language as a result of the Dutch immigrating to North America.
Not so much the large predatory cat; this term refers to an attractive older woman who dates younger men, a la Mrs. Robinson in the classic movie, "The Graduate".
CraigsList, at http://www.craigslist.org, provides online local classifieds and forums for more than 550 cities in over 50 countries worldwide. The site is community moderated, and largely free, though there are some fees for job ads. People use Craigslist to seek and/or promote the availability of just about everything, from jobs, to housing, goods, services, romance, local activities, even advice. Craigslist has grown to be the among the 50 most popular site online, with more 50 million people worldwide viewing more than 12 billion pages per month. So it is no wonder that the process of listing something on the service has become known as "craigslisting." Is there actually a Craig? Yes, Craig Newmark started the service as an email list of San Francisco events in early 1995, and still works there. However, Jim Buckmaster has been CEO since 2000, the company was incorporated as a for-profit entity in 1999, and is headquartered in San Francisco.
Cranberries pack a powerful – and healthy – punch! Recent studies show that the tart, red berry is a unique good-for-you fruit that offers a wide variety of health benefits. Not only are cranberries a healthy, low-calorie snack, but they can also play a significant role in preventing urinary tract infections, reducing the risk of gum disease and much more. Specifically:
- Cranberries and cranberry products contain significant amounts of antioxidants that may help protect against heart disease, cancer and other diseases.
- Cranberries may be beneficial in the prevention of ulcers, which are linked to stomach cancer and acid reflux disease.
- Cranberries contain hippuric acid, which has antibacterial effects on the body, as well as natural antibiotic ingredients.
Economic stress is generally a negative term related to financial impact of negative financial activities, including job loss and salary cuts. Economic stress can also be caused by other financial blows, like losing your savings, investments, or your home. This stress often has negative effects on self esteem, marriages, parenting, and children.
There are at least 17 million photos are uploaded to FaceBook on a daily basis, but Flickr is probably the best known photo sharing site. According to their site, they get over 6,000 photos uploaded to their site every minute! Join this site and you can upload and organize your pictures, share them, even make stuff from them! (http://flickr.com/)
When you are planning a funeral, one of the most important things you’ll need for the memorial service is a program to hand out to everyone who attends. Attendees like to have something that lets them know what’s going on, and provides a keepsake of the service, as well.
Typically a funeral program lists the names of everyone participating in the service. You’ll want it to include the name of your departed loved one, as well as the names of your pallbearers, honorary pallbearers, speakers, soloists, and anyone else who should be recognized for providing special services such as floral arrangements, a post-service meal, etc.
Funeral programs also list any special poems you may have selected, as well as readings and the name of the music being provided.
If you’re not sure where to begin creating your own unique funeral program, a free funeral program template is a good beginning point. It not only provides you with ideas of what others have done, but will allow you to write your own funeral program – or at least list the major “blanks” you’ll want to fill in.
You’ll find many free funeral program templates online, so just search on that keyword phrase, and you will be certain to find something that will fit your needs.
Used as a verb, as in "will you friend me?" - to add someone as a contact on a social networking site such as FaceBook or MySpace.
Gay marriage is a term for a legally or socially recognized marriage between two people of the same sex. "Same-sex marriage" and "gay marriage" are the most common terms used in news media and politics.Some proponents of same-sex marriage use the term "equal marriage" to stress that they seek equality as opposed to special rights.
Marriage, as defined by the civil law, is currently available to same-sex couples in six countries. The Netherlands was the first country to allow same-sex marriage in 2001. Same-sex marriages are also legal in Belgium, Canada, Norway, South Africa and Spain. In 2005, Spain became the first country in the world to recognize same-sex marriage (including adoption rights) on equal terms and under the same law.
Two states in the United States, Massachusetts and Connecticut allow gay or same-sex marriage. From May 2008, California allowed for same sex marriages, though Proposition 8 has overturned that right as of November 2008. The states of Vermont, New Jersey and New Hampshire offer civil unions.
Oregon has domestic partnership laws that grant some of the rights and responsibilities of marriage.
Maine, Washington, Maryland, and the District of Columbia grant certain limited benefits through domestic partnerships. Hawaii has reciprocal beneficiary laws.
Opponents argue that equating same-sex and opposite-sex marriage changes the meaning of marriage and its traditions. Furthermore they frequently use the term "homosexual marriage," and some surveys have suggested that the word "homosexual" is more stigmatizing than the word "gay".
Generational Conflict arises whenever the interests or ideals of one generation collide openly with those of another. With people living longer these days - and thus working longer - it is often possible to find representatives of as many as four generations working together in one organization. This can lead to challenges and frustrations.
Typically, a generation - sometimes called a "cohort group" - includes the people born over a span of twenty years who share characteristics, including some shared childhood and coming-of-age experiences, a set of common behavioral and attitudinal traits, and a sense of common identity.
Many people decide to start a business of their own when they become totally frustrated with the job they have. Others chose this route because they find themselves jobless and get frustrated looking. Still others wake up with an idea one morning, and decide to "make it so."
Regardless of what gets you to the point of deciding to go it alone, we salute you! But we also want to remind you that it isn't easy:
First of all, there's the fact that you'll most likely work 16 hour days, end up having many bosses because you’ll be doing what your customers want and won’t make any money for at least 18 months. So before you start, we suggest you take the quiz below. To succeed, you'll need a business plan and the ability to answer yes to four basic questions.
- Have you identified a problem in the marketplace that you can solve?
- Is there a product or service that you will use to get this done?
- Do you know how to run a business day-to-day and how to manage the financial bits and pieces?
- Do you have the capital to start it up and keep it running until it starts to fund itself?
A job search is the term used to describe the act of looking for employment, either because you are unemployed or unhappy with your current position. Generally, the immediate goal of a job search is to get an interview with an employer with the goal of getting hired.
Recently people have begun using social networking sites, such as LinkedIn.com, Facebook.com and Twitter.com to enhance their job search activities and success.
Beyond that, traditional ways to search for a job include:
- Using a job search engine
- Looking through the classifieds in newspapers
- Contracting with employment agencies or recruiters
- Networking, via friends or business networks
- Researching company web site for vacancy listings
A joint venture broker is a person who is trained to connect business partners together for profit-making projects. Joint venture brokers earn a pre-negotiated percentage of the profits earned from the joint venture that they helped put together.
Successful joint venture brokers are skilled networkers who are able to find key people/businesses in different niches and connect them to other people/businesses in the same niche in order to share one businesses products/services with another businesses customers.
Generally, joint venture brokers succeed by finding indirect competitors that both market to the same target audiences with different and complementary products/services. In finding such suitable partners, great joint venture partnerships can be created. For example, a jewelery and a furrier might partner together to do a mailing to their joint customer lists, promoting a package that benefits both entities.
As in that example, joint venture brokers are often hired by one business which has either a product, service, or a customer base that could be better monetized. The product/service owner seeks partners who have a customer base that is targeted to their product/service.
Like-wise the person/business with a customer base (often ezine/newsletter publishers or high traffic webmasters) will be seeking products and services related to their customers' interests so they can market them to their customers.
Originally referenced to someone who may be trying to make something or someone look appealing or attractive when it quite clearly will not work, or will only deceive the dumbest of people.
Midlife crisis is a term that describes a period of dramatic self-doubt which you experience - of course - during your "middle years" of life. Most often, we think of this crisis being triggered due to your sense that your youth is passing you by and old age is looming. The cliche midlife crisis involves men who suddenly decides to leave their wives, buy red Porsches and drive off into the sunset... But women can experience these traumatic feelings, too.
The summer of 1969 was a seminal time period for Baby Boomers. Not only did the flight of Apollo 11 put man on the moon for the first time, but this was also the summer of Woodstock. Since Baby Boomers often identify with the music of the 60s, we still know the names and works of many of the original Woodstock performers, even though it is 40 years later.
Covered in tattoos.
YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. The site uses Adobe Flash Video technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogging and short original videos. Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, although media corporations including CBS and the BBC and other organizations offer some of their material via the site. (http://www.youtube.com/)