Archive for May, 2013

May 28th, 2013

Junk food may increase the risk of depression

by Rahimah Sultan

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A link between mental health and various nutrients in the diet, such as omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins, has been well established. But there is little to no research on the role of fast-food or processed pastries and mental health.


Published in the journal Public Health Nutrition, researchers in Spain recently assessed the relationship between eating fast food or processed pastries and developing clinical depression.


In total, 8,964 participants were included in the study, and were followed up for an average of 6.2 years. This prospective cohort study included people who did not have a clinical diagnosis of depression and who were not taking antidepressant medication All participants were also free of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension.


The participants completed the food frequency questionnaire at the beginning of the study. The scientists looked at two variables: fast food consumption (which included hamburgers, sausages and pizza) and consumption of commercial baked goods (which included muffins, doughnuts, croissants and other baked goods). The researchers then divided the study population into five groups (quintiles), based on the amount of each food group that they usually consumed.


The researchers collected data on other variables they thought might influence the relationship between eating habits and depression. These included age, sex, BMI, smoking status, physical activity level, total energy intake and healthy food consumption. Adjustments were then made for the influence of these variables during the statistical analysis.


People with the highest level of consumption of fast-food and commercial baked goods had a 37% increased risk of developing depression compared to the lowest consumption group.


Although it cannot conclusively show that eating lots of hamburgers, sausages and pizza causes depression, this study suggests that there may be an association between eating a lot of fast food or baked goods and developing depression.


Almudena Sánchez-Villegasa et al. Fast-food and commercial baked goods consumption and the risk of depression. Public Health Nutrition March 2012 15: pp 424-432

May 21st, 2013

100 Percent Traffic

WOW! – Why hasn’t someone thought of this earlier?


Matthew Graves just launched his latest site, 100 Percent Traffic, and I just love the “Universal Credits”.  That is going to save so much hassle!


At 100 Percent Traffic, you get to earn your credits how you want and then spend them in the way which is most effective for you.  No more banner credit, text ad credits, mailing credits, and traffic credits.  This site simplified the whole thing down to just one type of credit – the Universal Credit.


Universal Credits can be earned by clicking links in emails, surfing the traffic exchange, or playing the Banner Blast or Text Ad Treasure Hunt.  They all go into a single Universal Credit balance.


Once you have earned your Universal Credits, you can assign them as you wish to all your promotions.  Use them to email members with the full-featured built in mailer.  Use them to have your site shown in the Traffic Exchange.  Use them to have your Banners and Text Ads shown on the site and in the apps.  You get to pick what works best for you.


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May 13th, 2013

A Home Business Is A Family Friendly Option

by Rahimah Sultan

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The overwhelming amount of time constraints placed on parents has contributed to the decline of America’s cohesive family. Both parents are now expected to work full-time jobs, be excellent parents and keep up the household responsibilities while trying to squeeze in a social life. Time is divided among soccer games, PTA meetings, homework, cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, errands, visiting friends, hobbies, home repair, vehicle maintenance, volunteer work, reading, after hours meetings with clients, going to the gym, doctor’s appointments, retirement and college fund planning, quality time with the children, conversation with your spouse, sex and getting your hair done! No wonder we’re exhausted before ever getting out of bed!


In today’s world of two-income families, rising divorce rates and out of control children, many families are stopping to consider what went wrong and what can be done to turn things around. A home business is a family friendly option.


Many heads of families are considering working from home to relieve some of the stress while still bringing in extra income. With a home business you can set your own schedule and work at your own pace while dealing with your responsibilities in all aspects of your life. You will no longer have to explain to the boss why you simply cannot work late Wednesday night, as your daughter will be having her first public performance as a flower, while trying not to sound like a wimp.


© Rahimah Sultan


About the Author:

I’m an entrepreneur with a focus on internet marketing. I’ve been in offline MLM in the health and wellness area, and I am now focused on building my Internet business that includes blogging, social media and affiliate marketing.


Don’t forget to take care of your body, so you’ll have a place to live!


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May 3rd, 2013

Promoting With Banner Ads

by Rahimah Sultan

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There is a fine line between advertising and spam and unfortunately many business owners don’t understand the difference between the two. This is important because while a clever, well-planted Internet marketing campaign can help attract new customers and keep existing customers loyal, spam is likely to alienate both new and existing customers.


Promoting with banner ads is one of the most popular strategies in Internet marketing. These ads usually appear at the top of websites and span the width of the site. It’s this placement that gave them the name.  Now they come in a variety of sizes and shapes that appear in various locations on a website.


Ad Exchanges

In many cases the business owner purchases advertising space on these websites but the ad may also be placed as part of an exchange or an affiliate marketing campaign. Ad exchanges are just that. You can post your ad on a site and that site owner can post an ad on your site. These agreements may be made individually between business owners with complementary businesses or as part of exchanges facilitated by a third party.


Affiliate Marketing

In the case of affiliate marketing, an affiliate posts and advertisement for your business in exchange for compensation when the ad produces a desired effect such as generating website traffic or generating a sale. The terms of these agreements are determined beforehand and are generally based on a scale of pay per impression, pay per click or pay per sale or lead.


Banner Ad Spam

Over Use of banner ads can be considered spam. Judiciously placing your ad on a few websites which are likely to attract an audience similar to your target audience is smart marketing. But placing your ad on any website which will display that ad, regardless of your target audience, can be construed as spam. Internet users who feel as though your ads are everywhere will likely not take your business seriously and probably will not purchase your products or services because of your overuse of banner ads.