Is Cell Phone Repair Worth It?

Having your handheld device repaired can be better and more cost effective than having to pay your mobile phone insurance deductible. If you take a look at the price of a mobile device out of contract you’ll see that these little devices aren’t cheap at all, and in fact many of them cost over $500 USD! That isn’t the price that you paid for your phone though, is it? That is because the stores that sell mobile phones get paid for every contract that they sign you up for, and if you terminate your contract early they’ll still get their money. handheld device insurance can be a good investment if you lose your device, but with sites like eBay, Craigslist, and amazon it can be cheaper to get a new handheld device than making an insurance claim. So, is cell phone repair worth it?

Did you break you digitizer by dropping your phone? Many people every day drop their phones on the pavement, in the toilet, and places that are way beyond me. Now, to get your digitizer repaired by a cell phone repair specialist this will cost you under $120 USD on an iPhone 4. The cost to have your insurance replace your iPhone with a refurbished device is $180 for an iPhone 4 if you have your insurance through Assurion. This does not include your monthly deductible that you have been paying every month through your carrier, and they make money off of that too. I’ve found that the average monthly premium price is around $10 USD even for your iPhone 4. A little bit of elementary math will show you that having your digitizer replaced by a mobile device repair specialist is cheaper, and a broken screen is something that Apple will not cover under their warranty.

I know you must be thinking that having mobile device insurance is a rip-off, and it can be depending on your view of the situation. These phone insurance companies buy broken phones in bulk, and repair them. Then they ship one of those mobile phones to you. I have taken apart a couple of those refurbished phones, and some are missing screws, show signs of water damage, and the list could go on and on. If you lost your cell phone you could get a used one off of one of the sites stated above for about the same price as your deductible. With handheld device repair becoming more prominent in larger cities, it will become easier for you to find a cell phone repair center near you. I’ve seen a lot of these device repair agencies pop up over night it seems, and you may want to be careful about who you choose.

I would do my research before I need this type of service, so that way you aren’t scrambling to make a decision on a company. I would follow these rules when choosing a mobile device repair company: Do they list their prices on their website? If they do they are more likely not to change their pricing on a regular basis, and they should know their market. Do they offer a warranty? Most of the handheld device repair companies that I have found offer a warranty of at least 90 days. Do they have parts in stock? Any one of these companies that has been around for a while is going to have parts in stock for the more popular phones that they service, because no one wants to wait. Do they take mail in phones? The strongest of these companies are ready to accept phones from anywhere in the world. Most of the time they can get your phone back to you in less time than your insurance can.

We can all hope that we never drop our phones, run them over, or take them for a swim. Honestly the chances of this happening are greater than you finding $5 dollars on the sidewalk. We all may need a great cell phone repair service one day, but we all don’t need cell phone insurance. It is a great waste of money, and although it is only $10 a month. Ten dollars a month over a year is the same price of having your screen replaced, and if your a habitual cell phone fumble and miss offender, get an Otter Box!

Compound Nouns – Teaching Nouns

Compound nouns are nouns that have been created by joining two words together.

There are three types.

– Joined (input / bathroom / waterpark)

– Open (post office / real estate / night watchman)

– Hyphenated (mother-in-law / jack-in-the-box)

When you are teaching compound nouns to your students it makes sense to spend the bulk of your time exploring the joined kind.

This is because open ones are easy to understand. They are really just commonly used adjective noun pairs.

In turn, hyphenated ones are rare. It is usually enough to introduce them and show a few examples.

With that in mind, here are some joined compound noun lesson ideas!

1. Write a mix of simple words on the board and ask your students to use them to create as many compound nouns as they can. Try these words – air back side hand bed death watch bed ear ache farm yard hand foot step hair line cut half way home made. After a few minutes ask four or five students to suggest other words to add to the list.

2. Focus on one word and see how many different endings you can find. For example: earache, eardrum, earlobe, earmarked, earmuff, earphone, earring, earshot.

A fun way to get younger students to come up with the answers is to offer cloze sentences that can only be answered with a compound noun that starts with word. For example: I have a very bad ear_____. A bad ear infection can cause the ear_____ to burst. I have an ear_____ that is pierced with two earrings. I have ear______ the page I want you to read.

Other good starting words are earth, grand, hand and head. A dictionary is a quick way to look up all the possible combinations.

3. Challenge your students to think of 100 compound nouns by the end of the week.

This works well if they have a page titled “100 Compound Nouns”. They can start by ruling 4 or 5 columns and writing the numbers 1 to 100. This can be done each day as a class activity or as homework. A dictionary is a great resource for this activity.

This could be extended the following week by asking each student to contribute to a class collection. The words could be written on cards and pinned to a notice board or written on a large piece of cardboard. Setting a goal of 300 or more words can help to motivate the students.

This extension activity could also be a great small group task for those self-motivated students that thrive on challenges.

Naughty Text Sex – 5 Text Messages That Will Get Your Woman In The Mood And Ready For Sex

Imagine the following scenario:

You come home from a hard day at work and as soon as you open the front door – your woman leaps into your arms, with a HUGE SMILE ON HER FACE.

Her smile then turns to a cheeky grin and she KISSES YOU PASSIONATELY and takes your hand and leads you to the bedroom.

An hour later you both collapse in a sweaty heap, having had AMAZING SEX.

Sounds great, doesn’t it?

Sadly, the reality for most couples is that they get home from work and collapse on the sofa. Then they watch television, have dinner, shower and go to bed.

Without sex.

What happened? Where did the passion go?

I’ll tell you where – most couples let work and other stresses in life get in the way.

Here is how you can keep the passion with your woman:

5 Text Messages That Will Get Your Woman In The Mood And Ready For Sex

Use these text messages whilst you are at work to keep your woman thinking about you…

1. “I’m thinking about you”

This is a simple, slightly mysterious text message to send to your woman.

She will most probably respond with something like:

“Oh really? What are you thinking?”

From there – make your next message a little sexier…

2. “I’m thinking about how good you’re lips are going to taste when I kiss you tonight”

This will get your woman starting to fantasize about you kissing her.

She might reply with something like THIS:

“I can’t wait darling. Works so boring. Looking forward to being in your arms tonight!”

When your woman sends you a message like that it is your signal that she is getting a little turned on. YOU are definitely on her mind at this point, NOT HER WORK/JOB.

Follow her response up with something a little more naughty, like this:

3. “I’m looking forward to slowly kissing every inch of your body baby”

When you send your woman a message like this – you can reasonably expect her to be getting more than a little turned on and SEXUALLY EXCITED.

The fact that she is feeling like that at work (possibly in a packed office), is even more exciting and NAUGHTY for her.

She may respond with:

“Oh babe, I’m really turned on”

Or, she might say:

“Babe, STOP IT – I can’t take this at work”

Whichever reply she gives you – CARRY ON.

No matter what she says, she wants to hear more. Your text messages are most likely ten times more interesting than whatever else she is spending her day doing.

Keep the conversation going with something like this:

4. “Ok I’ll stop texting you now babe because I don’t want to distract you. Just before I stop, this is what I’d have said if I was going to carry on messaging you… After I’ve taken all your clothes off and kissed every inch of your body, I’m going to lick you right where you want it! My hot breath and warm tongue are going to drive you crazy and I’m going to keep going until you come for me like my good girl”.

Now hear me out…

YES, that is a long text message. BUT believe me when I say it – IT WILL DRIVE YOUR WOMAN CRAZY.

Try it and see.

She will almost definitely come back with something like this:

“Oh babe, what are you doing to me? You are driving me crazy and I’m meant to be working! That sounds amazing. Tell me more…”

And of course – you do exactly that… tell her more…

5. “I’m going to make you feel so good babe. After I’ve given you an orgasm with my tongue I’m going to give you the best sex ever! Deep and hard – just how you like it. Got to get back to work right now though. See you tonight”

Listen up – this is priceless!

I’m smirking as I type this because I know how POWERFUL this is. The reason I know is because I do it with my girlfriend all the time.

When you send your woman a message like this one, you can guarantee several things:

  • She WANTS YOU and she wants you badly
  • She wants to hear more (don’t give her anymore though. TEASE HER and make her wait till you see her that night)
  • She is wet (and this will feel very naughty to her because she’s probably wet at a totally inappropriate time – whilst she’s at work)

Once you get good at this whole “naughty text sex thing” you can just make it up as you go along.

Just remember, much the same as with regular sex – it pays to start slowly and then get more naughty.

Choosing The Right Handbag

One of the accessories that a woman cannot live without is a handbag. This is a “must have” for women not only for fashion purposes but as well for its functionality. There are many bags in the market today, some are branded and made by famous designers, some are cheap, and some are big while others come in different colors. The enormous supply of bags in the market makes it hard for a woman to decide what to buy. If you are one of the many women out there who have problems choosing the right one, here are some thoughts to ponder.

When you go to department store and headed to the bag section, be sure that you have a budget. You may find a very nice bag with a very hefty price tags as well, then you find yourself going home broken hearted because you were not able to buy the bag. That is the problem with most women because they are compulsive buyer. To avoid this kind of scenario, you have to set aside some money to buy what you like. Decide if you would like to have an expensive or a reasonable bag.

The size of the bag also matter. If you are always on the road that needs to carry a lot of things, then obviously you need a big bag. The strap of the bag is also an issue; there are bags in which the straps are either too small or too short. The straps should allow the bag to hang on the hip.

Styles and designs would be a bonus; it should be your personal choice whether you would like to have colorful or simple designs in your handbags. It will really depend on your style and your personality. You might opt to have something which will define you as a person.

Your lifestyle will also be a factor that you need to consider when buying a handbag. If you like to travel, a big handbag is for you. More so, if you travel in public and crowded places, a sling bag or a clutch bag would be perfect.

Handbags are part of a woman’s life, the functionality and the stylish look that it will give its owner is one of the reasons why many women fell in love with its beauty. Some even collect it for no purpose at all. Whether you buy a cheap one or you prefer the designer one, it does not matter. Bags will always be bags which women will always want to have.

Remote Education

Life in a Pakistan village is marked by dull uniformity. The villagers follow their own old professions and some of them have to live hand to mouth. If you stay in a remote place, you are isolated from society and most of it their life is marked by utter ignorance of the important things that are happening abroad. Lack of schools, post offices, banks and no means of transport, no hospitals all these features are just because of lack of education.

There should be recommendations for improving education in Pakistan’s remote places.

(A) Low literacy rate low standard of education: Due to lack of resources and lack of awareness of importance of education in Pakistan literacy rate is very low. People could not give education to their kids because of low income and on lowest school fees they send their children to below standard school that is why standard of education is also very low.

(B) Absurdity of curricula and pedagogy are lacking to set goals in many disciplines furthermore, there is no built-in system in which one step leads to the next, to enable a student to develop a truly sound base for the discipline he or she is interested in.

Moreover each higher levels of education, there is no mechanism worth its name to help a student in gauging his or her potential or in deciding on a suitable academic career.

(C) Multiple of educational systems: There are many systems are working here, resulting is not synergy, but social division and conflicts. For example: – We have English medium schools, Urdu medium schools and religious madarsas. Student coming out of English especially good private sector schools, have little or no awareness of their religion and culture. Where as those passing out from Urdu medium schools are usually destined to work in clerical and lower level positions.

Religious madarsas churn out yet another class that are usually unaware of the world outside their own and, with their strong sectarian prejudice and little or no training in modern disciplines, are usually ill-equipped to inter act meaning fully with the larger society and are also historic at times in spreading sectarianism.

There should be improved training and educational opportunities for a student is in rural and remote areas.

Primary education must be free and compulsory for all boys and girls. Programs and services should be organized for their education.

1. Comprehensive Education

Cultural and Linguistic diversity, community access schools, supportive school environment , policies and frame works on education learning difficulties all these features understanding and their implementation can bring about many changes in our country. Then the rush for leaving the village or remote places and joining the nearest town and cities would slow down and improve their way of life. Remote education may enable Pakistan to accelerate the pace of progress and get rid of all the wavering and hesitation prevailed in the country for the last 10 – 15 years. This will smoother up Pakistan’s entrance and substance in the new millennium.

US Army FAQs – What Should I Take With Me To Basic Training?

A common question that future soldiers ask is “What should I take with me to basic training”? It’s a topic that worries those who are shipping out to basic training and fear they will be in trouble for bringing contraband to base. To ease your doubts and frustration, I’ll explain what items you can take with you to boot camp.


If you have read the official packing list on site, you would see that they require you to bring an extra set of clothes. To be honest, you will be issued new uniforms upon arriving to reception on the very first day and wear it till graduation day. However, it is advised that you take the clothes on your back and a comfortable pair of tennis shoes.


All you need is the certified original documents that you have given your recruiter. Those documents would be your birth certificate, social security card, certificates, identification card, marriage license, divorce decree, spouse and children documents and also have your direct deposit form. Either you or your recruiter will prepare your personal information into a manila folder so that you can give it to the reception battalion at BCT.


You can bring your electronic devices to boot camp such as an iPod, iPad, laptop, mp3 player and digital camera but expect those items to be locked away in storage. Only your cell phone is the authorized item to have and your drill sergeants will give them back from time to time when you earn privileges.


  • Small backpack that has neutral colors.
  • An inexpensive black wristwatch
  • A calling card to place calls using the phone booth. Only if you decide to not bring you cell phone.
  • An address book.
  • Stationary supplies such as a notebook, pen, envelopes and also postal stamps.

Personal Hygiene

If you believe that you can easily get dirty or smelly during your trip. It is advised that you carry a miniature hygiene kit that is acceptable within airline policies. You’ll find that it would have the most basic commodities such as a deodorant, a toothbrush, toothpaste, a comb, a razor and also shaving cream.


Nothing is free in basic training except the food, uniforms, and laundry and also housing. Otherwise, you have to pay for hygiene supplies and also haircuts which cost $7 dollars. To access your funds, you will need to take your debit card to withdraw money from your account. They have ATM machines located near the Post Exchange (PX) store so that you can be able to withdraw bills of twenties.

Newspaper Printing Services – Fleet Street No More!

During the 1980s the newspaper industry in the UK underwent a huge transformation. Up until that time, Fleet Street in central London had been the centre of the newspaper industry, with papers being written and printed on site before being distributed across the country. The 1980s saw new developments in printing techniques and newspaper companies began to move away from the traditional, time consuming methods of Linotype printing rather than the more flexible and adaptable digital methods.

One of the most powerful men in the newspaper industry during this period was Rupert Murdoch, owner of News International which produced titles including The Times and The Sun. He saw the benefits of moving to the new digital offset printing methods and started to construct a new newspaper printing services facility in Wapping, in the east end of London. He saw the move to the new facility as a chance to change some of the practices in journalism that he saw as restrictive, such as allowing workers to go home early if their allocated work was finished or paying overtime payments to workers covering for colleagues who were off sick. Murdoch saw the removal of these practices as the key way to make his operation more competitive and profitable.

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) was strongly opposed to any change in working practices that they felt would harm their members. After lengthy negotiations with News International the Union called its 6000 members out on strike at the end of January 1986. News International responded by sacking all employees who were participating in the strike, and began employing new workers to fill their positions. This was a highly controversial move and prompted large scale demonstrations outside the company’s headquarters and also at the new newspaper printing services building in Wapping. Ordinary people were encouraged to boycott the newly printed papers in support of the striking workers. Despite massive picketing operations at the new site to try to stop journalists and other workers getting in to work, News International managed to keep production of its titles going throughout the dispute, without a single day being lost. A large police presence was required at the Wapping site every day to try to ensure that the new employees who wanted to work got into the building safely. Many police and strikers were injured as often the picketing turned angry and violent.

The strike lasted over a year into February 1987. By this time many of the strikers were becoming disillusioned and they had not been paid a salary for over a year, and many of them simply could not afford to continue in their dispute for any longer. The strike changed the way newspapers in Britain were printed for ever, and by the end of the 1980s all major newspapers had switched production to new, efficient sites away from their traditional Fleet Street home. It also changed the face of the Trade Unions movement in the UK along with the Miners’ strike of 1984 to 1985.

7 Reasons Why The Saxophone Is So Popular

It seems that everyone loves the sax. People tell me constantly how much they love the sax. (You probably do, too, or you wouldn’t be reading this.)

But why? What is it about the sax that’s so wonderfully cool? And why does it effect so many people so strongly? Here are my thoughts on the subject:

  1. Sax music makes you feel good. The very sound of the sax does something to you. It touches you. It tickles your nervous system, in a good way. The very vibration of the instrument changes your vibration as you hear it.
  2. The saxophone sounds great anytime, in just about any kind of music, and makes almost any band more fun to listen to, even lousy bands. Even country music. Even polkas!
  3. Saxophones create great ambiance. The sax sounds hip, sophisticated, relaxed, sensuous and romantic, and always creates great atmosphere no matter where its played.
  4. The sax looks cool. Even just the look of the instrument itself is artistic and fun. Even just having a sax laying around the room creates a hip ambiance. Having a saxophone in a room will always inspire interesting conversation.
  5. Sax music takes you there. A good player can really take you places like no other instrument. Sure, guitar players would argue with that, but its true!
  6. Sax players are cool people. Almost universally, saxophone players are hip and interesting people. And I know a lot of them.
  7. Sax & Sex. And I think you know what I mean. Need I say more?

No matter where you here it, or in what context, the saxophone always sounds great, looks great, and creates great ambiance. And it makes you feel good when you hear it. That’s why so many people love the saxophone!

Why School Identification Cards Are Important

Most schools around the nation have started using school identification cards. This is for schools all the way from elementary schools to Universities. There are several reasons why they started using these identification cards. In this article we will tell you why school identifications cards are so important.

The main reason is for safety reasons. We have heard many stories how someone has went into a school and started shooting. We have heard stories of how children were kidnapped from schools. They had to come up with a system that would work to keep people out of the schools that did not belong there. This is where school identification cards came in. This has helped in a couple ways. One, if each student has an identification card then they can prove right away that they belong in that school. A lot of schools have even incorporated someone at the doors to check ID’s as they enter.

Also if someone visits a school they have to check in at the desk and receive a temporary identification card. A lot of times they will even take a person’s picture. This allows the school to know who is in the school and make sure they are there for a legitimate reason.

School identification cards for students are also useful to them because if provides them with options. They can use the cards to check out library books. They can use the cards for the lunch room. When a student pays for their lunch for the week or for the month it will be added to their card and they just slide their card each day to eat. It saves from a student having to carry money on them each day or a lunch worker having to keep track of who they have money for and who they do not.

The school id cards also can be used for the reward or the revoking of privileges. All of this can be kept on the card. Back to the library, a lot of schools give rewards to children for having read so many books. This information can be kept on the ID cards. They can scan the library card and know exactly how many books and what kind a child checked out.

These identification cards differ from school to school. Some just use a single edge card. Some are double edge and have an encoder incorporated in them. These are becoming more and more popular because they can be used for a lot more reasons.

As you can see the school IDs are very important to our schools today. They not only go a long way in keeping our children safe they also make it a more efficient way to run the schools. These school identification cards have been around for a while. They have just become more sophisticated with the advent of technology. They have come up with more and more ways that identification cards can be used to the school and the student’s advantage.

Self-Pleasure For Men – A New Way to Explore Yourself and Benefit You and Your Partner

Men don’t like to discuss masturbation. Self-pleasure I still surrounded in puerile humour and unfortunately this has stunted men’s view of self-love. This is a real shame as it is stopping men from having a lot of fun not only with themselves but also hampering them in a bedroom with their partner.

If a man was to be more open and aware to experimentation to which masturbation has to be a vital part then guys all around the world could start to have so much more fun in the bedroom or where ever they choose to make love. It is through masturbation that men can find out what they like and then pass that on to a partner who can use that information to make sex much more enjoyable. This benefits both people within the relationship because even the partner will get so much enjoyment themselves seeing their partner having an erotic experience.

There are many ways to use self-pleasure to find more about you. The first thing to remember men is to give yourself some alone time and to make sure you are comfortable and that you are no going to be distracted. It is not a question about a quick tug and then thank you very much. The longer you hold out and tease yourself the better the resulting orgasm will be.

A quick and easy method is to masturbate as normal but as you feel that you are getting close to the point of climax stop count to thirty and then start again. If you repeat this process five times before then finally letting yourself orgasm it will really be a fantastic experience and the orgasm will be ten times better. The added bonus of this method is that for those who struggle with premature ejaculation or have trouble keeping an erection will find that this method will help with both problems over time. It is a question of training you guys. This method can be used by a partner who can tease you and add in dirty talk to really set the mood and make you gasp.