The inconic Bond girls

Ever since Ursula Andress emerged from the sea in her bikini as Honey Ryder in “Dr. No,” the Bond girls have been part of the special formula that made the James Bond films a huge success. The films and their elements, like the gadgets and the cars, have become an iconic part of pop culture around the world. With “Skyfall” due to hit theaters around the world, you can expect to see a huge rush of James Bond memorabilia being sold, from new items relating to the new film to collectables from the classics.

Items like the James Bond movie posters and posters of the Bond girls will likely get plenty of attention as well. Whether you get a new one or a classic poster you’ll want to check out a poster frame depot to find the best way to make these items fit your room. Posters of individual Bond girls have always been popular, but the early movie posters always featured the Bond girls. That continued for years but has become less prominent in recent posters. You can stick with just the old ones or mix and match them for a more eclectic look.

DUI Myths Shattered: Statistics You Didn’t Know

Everyone knows that drunk driving can kill, but a lot of people also make incorrect assumptions about other DUI stats. Here’s a look at a few that may seem a little unfamiliar or surprising. Did you make any of these assumptions?

Assumption: The number of people arrested for DUI represent how many people are driving under the influence.

This appears to be false. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1.4 million people were arrested for DUI of alcohol or narcotics, but that accounted for less than 1% of self-reported cases each year of adults driving drunk in the U.S.

Assumption: States that are perceived to have active nightlife scenes, like Nevada and California, would have the most alcohol-related traffic deaths.

If you’re going by the percentage of DUI-related traffic deaths per state, this isn’t accurate. In fact, Mothers Against Drunk Driving sorted through stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and ranked each state.

South Carolina got the worst ranking, and other states in the top 10 worst rankings included North Dakota, Texas, Montana, Kansas, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Washington, Mississippi, and Hawaii.

Assumption: Drinkers usually know they’re misusing alcohol.

While this doesn’t relate directly to DUIs, it does relate to drinking behavior in general. Most drinkers may be aware of how much they’re consuming and what problems that may pose, but many others don’t realize their misusing/abusing alcohol.

The NHTSA said, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, when men drink more than 4 drinks in one day or more than 14 drinks throughout a week, they’re participating in “at-risk” drinking. For women, it’s 3 drinks a single day and 7 drinks per week.

Conclusion

Drinking and driving is dangerous, but there are many other unknown statistics that can help shed light on just how bad it is and what kind of drinking behavior goes on in general. For example, 21st.com states “people convicted for the first time of alcohol-impaired driving as less likely to re-offend if they have to install alcohol interlocks on their vehicles.” Should the penalties be changed? What are some misconceptions you found out about? Do you know of any DUI-related surprising stats?

6 Reasons Why Apple Has the Golden Touch

iPod Touch.

Even if you are not a MAC person, you have to marvel at what Apple produces. The computer company is constantly at the forefront of every major breakthrough in the industry and the iPod touch is just one example of how Steve Jobs and his firm have changed our lives. There are many others as well.

1. Apple iPod Touch. Instead of asking what the iPod touch can do, you should ask what can’t be done with this ingenious mobile device. It comes with up to 64 gigs of memory for all of your music and video, plus has a retina display that is crystal clear with 960 by 640 resolution. This device doubles as a phone and with FaceTime you can make video calls. You can buy an Apple iPod Touch on eBay and take HD video with the device even though it is the thinnest iPod Apple has ever made.

2. Apple iPhone. The latest version of the iPhone is the Apple iPhone 4 which has a number of the same features as the iPod touch. It can do video calling and comes with the same retina display. One of the big selling points of the iPhone 4 is that you can multitask and operate several different apps at the same time.

3. Apple iPad and Apple iPad 2. The iPad is another Apple device that comes with some of the great features of the iPod and iPhone. The iPad 2 now has a ten-hour battery life and is more mobile than ever. This machine also operates faster than ever before because Apple has powered it with the A5 chip. One really fun feature of the iPad is the dual cameras, one focused on you for chatting and the other focused out to record images or video of what you are seeing.

4. Mac Mini.  If you are looking for speed, then Mac Mini is for you. Apple describes this desktop as a little powerhouse. It uses either the Intel i5 or i7 processor and an AMD Radeon graphics processor for great gaming and running multiple programs at once.

5. Apple iView. It doesn’t seem fair to call the iView a computer monitor because it looks more like something you would see in an airport cockpit. The curved video display was designed to match the curvature of the eye for optimal viewing.

6. MacBook Air. If you are looking for a laptop for word processing, photo storage, video editing and surfing the Internet, the MacBook Air is a versatile work horse. You can choose an 11 or 13 inch version of the MacBook Air. It quickly launches any application and even features a backlit keyboard.

Who knows what advances are next from Apple which will further amaze us. What is your favorite Apple product?

Office Space: The App Edition

Apps officially rule the world nowadays. Since apps first came onto the scene, they have crept up from being simple toys and curiosities to being near necessities. Many people cannot run their lives without their app of choice anymore. Typically one’s apps are as important as one’s briefcase used to be, and some people value their apps as highly as their cars. The following are some apps that have begun to dominate the business world because they are extremely useful.

ThinkFree

ThinkFree is an easy-to-use application that lets you store your documents online and access them from anywhere. You can check on a spreadsheet for valuable figures or vital information. You can check on the progress of an application you’re personally having developed. You can even backup your tax information in case something happens to your computer and you get audited later on. Simply put, ThinkFree is your personal, massive, portable filing cabinet.

MetroFax

This latest MetroFax app for the iPhone is the missing link between yesterday and today. For businesses that still fax this is a vital link, because MetroFax allows you to receive and store faxes from anywhere in the world. This application just released today and with it you don’t need a dedicated fax machine or a landline to receive and even send faxes. No matter where you are faxing is no longer a challenge.

WorldCard

The WorldCard business card scanner allows you to ditch your old business card book because it lets you rapidly scan in any card someone hands you. With WorldCard you can bring up any business card it has ever taken in, so you can easily access information on your entire network of people. You no longer have to transcribe in e-mail addresses, Skype names or phone numbers, because WorldCard simply scans the entire card.

iSchedule

There are a lot of scheduling programs. However, iSchedule is a simple way to keep your work schedule reasonable and knowable. No matter how many shifts you have to swap and pick up, iSchedule can keep up with your crazy work life. Even your incoming schedule change requests are instantly cross-referenced against your existing schedule, which allows you to spot conflicts before they reach the crisis level.

PDF Reader Pro

With PDF Reader Pro, you get all of the basic functions of Adobe’s PDF reading software plus portability. PDF documents look as they should and you can access the massive library of PDFs available online from anywhere.

Ringtones Uncensored PRO

This app allows you to access nearly 10,000 pre-recorded ringtones and allows you to create your own. With that many possibilities, it’s likely anything you think of has already been done professionally. You could have a different ringtone every day for decades using just this program’s built-in tones.

There are a lot of different apps that make business run smoother. Since they’re inexpensive and often don’t require any monthly fees, stocking up on apps can pack a tremendous amount of functionality into your smart phone or tablet PC. Since every app comes with the automatic ability to take its function anywhere, your business life has gotten very easy.

2 Careers for the Geeky at Heart & How to Score Them

Do you drool over technology, peripherals and the latest gadgets? Does your heart stop when you hear about the latest software or new computer tablet to come out on the market? If yes, then these careers for the geeky at heart are for you. 

Video Game Designer

This is the tech job that anyone who drools over video games wants to do. When you start to consider a career in this field, you need to consider:
-the industry
-training
-where you want to work and live
-your path to getting hired.

The first step here is to learn everything you can about the industry and the games in it. This means playing a wide variety of games, learning how they are created and what people are playing the most. It is imperative that you get a college degree that deals with game software development. These programs are offered both on campus and through the internet, giving you a wide variety of options. You also need to consider where you want to work and live, which ideally should be near a large urban area where the industry is booming and jobs are available. One way to get your foot in the door is to apply for an internship. This gives you the opportunity to network and experience the job first hand.

Teach Science

Your science teacher may have been your idol in school, knowing everything from advanced mathematics to the path an electron takes around the nucleus. This is a fantastic job for the geeky at heart who loves to study science and teach others what he or she knows. When considering teaching as a career, think about these aspects:
-what grade level you want to teach
-if you want to do research
-the kind of science you are interested in
-education required
-various positions available.

If you like children and want to teach a wide variety of science, then working at the junior or senior high level may be for you. You will have to attend a four year program and pass state testing requirements to be eligible for licensure. When applying, it is imperative that you be yourself, positive and open minded. Schools are looking for people who want to teach, not just collect a paycheck. You have to have patience, love to work with teenagers and be able to handle classroom discipline.

If you are more interested in research, the university level teaching position is for you. You can specialize in a certain area and conduct research within that same field. This is the ideal position for those who love the laboratory but also have a penchant for the classroom. You will have to pursue higher education at the master’s and doctorate level to be eligible to apply. You will also need good interpersonal skills to work with students and be self-motivated.

When you consider these jobs, the most important thing is to find what excites you most. What passion do you want to follow?

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