Articles & Guides By Stephen Daniels
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Almost everyone has heard the term “intellectual property,” but not very many people truly know what it means and what its implications are. Here, then, is a rundown of what IP is, what it means to consumers and small businesses, and most importantly, how, why, and when an intellectual property lawyer should be consulted.
Christmas Is Coming – Ask Santa For Outdoor Gear You Can Use On Your Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting Adventure
Anyone who is fortunate enough to be planning a Colorado River rafting trip next year has a ready-made list of Christmas requests. There are dozens of outdoor gear items to ask for, from the very inexpensive to those running to three figures. Some of the items depend on when you go, but keep in mind that even at the height of summer you’ll want clothing that will keep you warm and dry. Not only is the white water cold and ever-present, but it is also not uncommon to be soaked from above by sudden storms that can pack both pounding rain and icy hail.
A great joy of the holiday season is watching your loved ones unwrapping their gifts. Imagine the looks on their faces if you take the time and care to give them handmade beaded jewelry or accessories.
There is no doubt that the sagging economy of the past few years has had a major effect on millions of households. Whether it is difficulty in finding work, paying bills, or even keeping a roof over our heads, the problems that arise when money gets tight can be serious and all consuming. Couples no longer have the extra funds for life’s little luxuries, or for vacations or nice evenings out to maintain intimacy and keep the relationship alive. Experts in mental health have known for years that one of the biggest domestic strife issues is trouble with finances. Monetary difficulties cause strife that is both real and perceived, and can drive a wedge between couples and their families that can be hard to navigate by themselves. Relationship counseling and couples counseling can help families get through these tough times, and keep everyone on the same page while moving forward.
It’s no secret that Christmas time is rife with photographic moments, inspiring photographers of all persuasions to come out of the woodwork, looking to capture the scene. Visiting family members, school or church programs, lighted outdoor spectacles, the household decorations and, of course, opening presents all make great occasions for snapping a few frames. While these are all great ideas, taking memorable photographs can be a challenge. However, with some preparation and a few creative ideas, the holiday traditions in your family can be seen in a whole new light.
For adults who have recently been diagnosed with ADD, that initial diagnosis can, oddly enough, come as a welcome relief. Finally, these adults can point to a specific, physical reason that they have had trouble with procrastination, disorganization, follow through, planning, and finding motivation for their entire lives. After diagnosis by a doctor, of course, comes management of the disorder. The last thing a sufferer of ADD can picture doing, for instance, is sitting still and meditating, but this is where a qualified ADD coach can work along with doctors to give ADD patients a new lease on life.
As you move through your holiday checklist – gifts, the tree, decking the halls, why not add something that will make your life easier and please your out-of-town guests? Look into a limo rental for airport transportation, holiday light tours, and even parties.
Most people have long been familiar with, and even given a sort of tacit approval to, the concept of carrying around a fake “Gucci” bag purchased in a back alley in New York City and mentioned to friends with a knowing wink. The problem of counterfeit goods is more widespread and serious than many people realize, however. Intellectual property lawyers estimate that in the U.S. alone, $287 billion worth of fake goods are bought and sold annually. That is money that never gets to legitimate, job-creating manufacturers, and that is why it is getting more and more difficult to simply wink at the reality of counterfeit products and the economic damage they do.
Planning an Affordable Island Getaway? Visit St. Maarten/St. Martin for a Fabulous Tropical Vacation
A St. Maarten vacation is one of the tourism world’s best-kept secrets in that a trip to the island paradise is not nearly as expensive as one would assume. For about the same price as a trip to Hawaii, a very different exotic, tropical adventure awaits.
Yo-yo dieting has become endemic in the Western world, along with the loss of self-esteem and poor health that both causes and accompanies it. Psychologists have been working with these yo-yo dieters for many years, but largely focusing on the self-esteem issues. It is only recently that these same psychologists have successfully started using CBT group therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy) sessions for roller coaster dieters in an effort to help these patients understand that weight gain, like so many other issues, is literally a case of mind over matter.