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We Are Standard Project – What You Should Know

We Are Standard is more than a simple life hacks blog; it is a project of passionate writers from many niches and domains. These writers make good money from their passion by selling their articles to major online newspapers and magazines, but they also write for you for free in the pages of this beautiful blog.

We Are Standard is the name under which they initiated this project, but it is more than standards things that you will find in the pages of this blog.

Hey, let’s make a blog for all these things…

Matt Drummonds and Benjamin Alfie wrote for significant newspapers online, such as Newsweek and New York Standard. One night, they were talking about their careers and thousands of articles that they wrote during the past 20 years. Not all of them got to the pages of the publishers, as some editors don’t appreciate the real nuggets of the internet that could become viral. ‘I remember when I wanted to write about the strange things that you can find on Google maps, and my publisher said it is a subject that no one wanted to read about. He was wrong. As soon as I published the piece on We Are Standard, it got thousands of visitors daily.’

However, We Are Standard was the idea of Ben, who once said, ‘Hey, let’s make a blog for all these things that our publishers never wanted to publish. And let’s not make it standard.’

Although Matt and Ben are not , they were able to find a reliable company, to buy a domain in minutes and also to install a secure CMS to make a sleek and intuitive website for their readers.

As they were known authors in their niches, and they knew they were able to drive traffic to their websites since the first days, they went for a Virtual Private Server . This package only costs a few tens of dollars a month, but it offers all the facilities required by a robust beginner’s blog.

Soon, more bloggers and friends of theirs joined the project, so We Are Standard is now a complete collection of articles from various niches and industries. What they have in common? The passion for writing and the desire of several experienced bloggers to have space where they can publish free, without worrying about the censorship of an editor.

Matt and Ben are really proud of their blog, as it is maintained with minimum expenses and brings them thousands of visitors that they could not get on their mainstream websites. They admit they were lucky to find a web hosting company with some reasonable prices and excellent customer support. They said customer support is critical, as in the lack of a web developer, they have to sort all the problems of the website by themselves.

We are standard is only one of the success stories of people writing online for good money. If you are passionate about your trade and a little talent in …

Shrimp Creole Cajun Recipe: New Orleans Dish Made Easy and Healthy for the Family

If you want something spicy, healthy, and hearty for supper, look no further than this New Orleans dish which can be made easy. You can make this dish in under an hour, and have your family feeling like they are true Cajuns. You can find all of the ingredients at your local supermarket, and you don’t have to be a highly trained chef to be turning out recipes like one.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined (the bigger and fresher the better)
  • 1 large onion (white or purple)
  • 1 bell pepper (any color)
  • 1 green onion
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • Cajun spices (ready mixed)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 cups rice (white or brown)

Instructions

  1. In a pot, boil potatoes until almost soft. Peel and set aside.
  2. Wash and peel onions, garlic, and bell pepper. Chop onions, garlic, and bell pepper into dime-sized pieces.
  3. In a frying pan, add a tablespoon of olive oil and turn the fire on a medium-low heat.
  4. Sauté onions, bell pepper, garlic, and green onion until brown (5-7 minutes).
  5. Add canned tomatoes with the juice. Stir in a generous handful of Cajun spice mix. Stir well.
  6. Chop potatoes into bite sized pieces and add to the frying pan. Add water until all ingredients are covered. On a low heat, simmer the mixture for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. While the mixture is simmering, wash and boil the rice.
  8. Add the shrimp to the frying pan. Continue cooking for about 15 minutes on a low heat. To thicken, smash a few of the potatoes on the side of the pan. You may also use cornstarch or flour to thicken if necessary.
  9. Serve immediately over rice, garnished with parsley. Add Tabasco and more Cajun spices to taste.

Serves 4-6 and freezes beautifully.

For a milder recipe simply replace some of the Cajun spice with salt and pepper, or salt only. You may also add carrots and mushrooms to up the vegetable ante.

This recipe can be found all over Cajun country. From the haute cuisine establishments of the French Quarter to the bayou homes of rural Louisiana. It is a favorite in a lot of Southern homes, and was served almost as often as red beans and rice or gumbo in my New Orleans home.

There are a wide array of recipes for this dish available. The Creoles were famous for modifying their dishes to suit whatever ingredients they had on hand. But this shrimp creole recipe is certainly one of the easier and healthier ones out there.…

My Top 5 Favorite Movie News Websites

The movie industry is booming right now, and where do you find out what the latest box office hit is? Do you call the theater, a friend, or do you go online? All of these can be quite confusing, unless you know where to go. Theaters and friends are not always accurate and can’t always give you the information you’re looking for, but if you go on the net and know where to look you should have no problems at all. There are thousands of sites catering to movie goers like us, but only five are the best. Here on my list I will tell you exactly where to look for the movie information you are looking for.

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Number five

Reel Movie News

http://www.reelmovienews.com/

This site is not very pretty, but it has everything you need to search for movies old and new. It has the latest news on the upcoming hot shot films and covers all genres. It also has archives dating back a few years, a popular movie list, and an in theaters now list that can help you on your way. Really, this site is not that bad. It has everything you need with out a lot of flashiness, and it makes it easier to make through the site without any distractions.

Number four

Movie Web

http://www.movieweb.com/

This site is a bit flashier then number five. The graphics on this page are very nicely done and this site caters to more than just movie goers, but TV and news buffs too. This site has the latest news, film news, interviews, features, and columns. They also have the latest theatrical trailer reviews. Pretty much, this site is loaded with goodies about all the latest. From movie trailers, the movies themselves, and the actors and actresses that play the parts, this site is definitely overloaded. And that right there is a bit of a problem. This site has so much to look at you may have a problem finding what you are looking for. But all in all it is a good site to land number four.

Number three

Coming Soon

http://www.comingsoon.net/

This site is like movieweb.com’s twin sister, with very similar features, and graphics. It gives you pretty much all the same things but a bit more organized. The bold red coloring also gives it a decent appeal to the eye as well. This site offers headlines, features, new releases, top previews, new images, top box office list, and a top selling DVDs list. This site goes farther into the future offering coming soon previews such as the new Predators movie, the untitled Batman 3, and the new Pirates of the Caribbean, all coming out with in the next year or two. This site is great for searching out exactly what you are looking for with out all the clutter.

Number two

Internet Movie Data Base

http://www.imdb.com/

This site is great for number two with the three lists every movie goers are looking for right off to the …

Amazing DJ Music for Your New England Wedding

What do people remember at a wedding? They remember whether the food was good or bad but may not even remember what they specifically ate. They remember how the bride looked and they remember the entertainment. Ultimately, the end goal is to get your guests to have a great time and that usually means dancing.

Amazing DJ Music is the premier DJ service in the New England area. Kevin Ouellette, is the owner and DJ of Amazing DJ Music. Upon meeting Kevin, you are instantly attracted to his warm and humorous personality. But do not be fooled, Kevin may be lighthearted but he has respect and reservation when necessary and that applies to your wedding.

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So, what can you expect from Amazing DJ Music? You can expect Kevin to personally DJ your wedding. He can also act as the Master of Ceremonies which is so important because you need to have someone that is well versed in weddings and can keep things running smoothly on your wedding day. You can expect that Kevin will treat you and your guests with the utmost respect, but you can also expect that Amazing DJ Music will get your wedding guests up and moving on that dance floor!

Amazing DJ Music is committed to working with you to create the right ambiance for your wedding day. This may mean choosing specific songs you want played during different parts of the wedding reception. For instance, some couples want some jazz during their cocktail hour or some Motown during their dinner. Whatever you want, Amazing DJ Music can provide.

In addition to helping you choose your music, Amazing DJ Music will work with a “must play” and “do not play” list. These lists help Kevin to determine what you like and what you do not like. You should have the music you want at your wedding reception and Amazing DJ Music is committed to keeping the music just the way you want it.

So there you have it. You have a personable DJ who can act as Master of Ceremonies and get your guests up on the dance floor. You have a DJ company that cares about your music selections and wants to make sure you are happy. It seems that there is no other choice but Amazing DJ Music for your New England wedding.…

Five New Technology Gadgets for Weight Loss

Spring is almost here and with spring comes the task of losing a few of those winter pounds you put on. There are many different ways to lose weight and some of those take advantage of new technology. If you are looking to lose weight, then you might want to think of some of these new weight loss gadgets.

BodyBugg is a new gadget that is designed to help you while taking advantage of new technology. The Bodybugg is a small device you wear on your arm that can help you track calories burned and calories consumed. This gadget will help you learn to control portion sizes of the foods you like so you can continue to lose weight. The device uses a digital display to allow you to see how many steps you have taken, how many calories you have burned and is customizable. This device is a web-based program that will input your daily data and help you manage your weight loss goals. This device tracks all the calories you consume and burn every second of every day and it can be viewed either on the wristband or on the web-based software. You are also given instant access to support and coaching through the device without actually talking to anyone. You can also get one-on-one support from a real coach using your phone which is included in the program. This weight loss management device will cost you $80 per year and it runs on a rechargeable battery. The Bodybugg is a great pedometer as well as support coach and is customized to your personal weight loss goals for easier weight loss. You can either buy the Bodybugg on the Internet or in a 24-hour Fitness store near you.

iPad with keyboard, white stylus, white AirPods; and an iphone on table

The Mandometer is also a new device that will help you lose weight in a new and exciting way. This device is like a computer and scale built into one. It is a computer-linked scale that will weigh your plate of food and as you eat it will weigh the remaining amounts of food. The Mandometer has a screen that shows you how fast you are eating your food and what is an ideal rate to be eating your food. The idea behind this device is that it will show you how to eat slower which is supposed to help you lose weight and feel fuller faster. This device will let you know when you are full before the signals are sent to the brain which will help you eat fewer calories. This new device is great because it can teach people about portion control and about how to make smaller amounts of food make you feel fuller. This device also makes you more aware of how much food you are eating because if you are eating too fast then a sound will be let out warning you to slow down. The Mandometer will cost you about 100 dollars at your local health food store or retail store.

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New Website Launches with Money-Making and Money-Saving Ideas Targetted at Women

Now days more women are single mothers or stay-at-home-moms and they need to cut their expenses and boost their incomes. This brings more focus to taking drastic money-saving and money-making measures to help make ends meet. Hundreds of websites by women focus on money-saving ideas and links along with discussion among women have launched in the last few years.

Another website (www.smartsavingwoman.info) launched recently and is quickly filling up with links to coupon sites, how-to articles about saving money and ways to make extra money on the side. The website features a home page with a new article each week with new ideas about making the most of your family finances. The “coupons” page is filling up with links to major on line printable coupon sources. The website administrator even accepts suggestions for more postings of money-saving website links. A “tips” page is still under construction but will soon be filled with money-saving tips from the sites administrators as well as the sites users who have submitted ideas.

The site administrators are also accepting articles written for the site at this time. To submit an article simply email it to the administrator ( smartsavingwoman@hotmail.com ) with your name, address and telephone number. Authors are not paid for these articles, but the input is very appreciated.

close-up photo of assorted coins

A “making money” page is also featured on the website with links to sites that give information about making extra money. Rest assured that all sites featured on SmartSavingWoman (www.smartsavingwoman.info) are thoroughly checked out by administration.

Administrators advise that any questions can be directed to email (smartsavingwoman@hotmail.com) and that any suggestions and input will be heavily considered.…

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