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replied the topic What are the benefits of yogurt? And how to make it at home? created by Tim

i also hate the sour taste of yogurt but i found a kind that isnt sour at all and it alsome- its called yopliat! yogurt And just what are the health benefits of yogurt?
Have you noticed that the yogurt section of most grocery stores has practically taken over the dairy aisle? It’s getting harder to find more traditional dairy foods, such as cottage cheese and sour cream, amid the sea of yogurt options. But it only makes sense that a food with as many health benefits as yogurt be given prime real estate in the supermarket.

First off, your body needs to have a healthy amount of ''good'' bacteria in the digestive tract, and many yogurts are made using active, good bacteria. One of the words you’ll be hearing more of in relation to yogurt is ''probiotics.'' Probiotic, which literally means ''for life,'' refers to living organisms that can result in a health benefit when eaten in adequate amounts.

Miguel Freitas, PhD, medical marketing manager for Dannon Co., says the benefits associated with probiotics are specific to certain strains of these "good" bacteria. Many provide their benefits by adjusting the microflora (the natural balance of organisms) in the intestines, or by acting directly on body functions, such as digestion or immune function. (Keep in mind that the only yogurts that contain probiotics are those that say "live and active cultures" on the label.) go here it will tell you everything you need to know: go here: http://www.webmd.com/diet/benefits-of-yogurt?page=2

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You should not be generating an anchor tag which points to the view file directly without an action method. Ideally you should create an action method throuh which you will render the view.

If you are trying to render some re-usable view. You should use Html.Partial method in your main page




954 days ago
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http://www.skype.com/en/qik/

954 days ago
replied the topic Should I worry about the overheating CPU? created by WalterWhite

just turn it off then flip it over and take a drinking straw and bend the end put a peace of tape over it but leaving alittle bit of it open like half and take it and put it alittle bit in your vents one after the next and blow throw the straw and clean them out next take 4 bottles of water there caps and put a peace of black tap put in the middle of each cap for so your computer wont move very much and your caps will stay in place and put the caps one under each corner so it up off the table or stand that you have your computer on i did this to mine alot of the air vents are under the computer and now it runs almost 25 to 30 degrees color next save up 20 bucks and go on amazon and buy a laptop cooler that has a couple of fans on it and put it under your computer hook the usb cable into your computer and it will be amazingly cooler hope this helps

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Windows Phone 8.1 has arrived and it will be rolling out to devices over the next few months. While you wait, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform is not without its flaws. In this roundup, we take a look at common WP8 issues that have been reported by users, and we try to find good workarounds or solutions. If you’ve encountered any of these Windows Phone 8 problems and you know of a good solution that hasn’t been mentioned, then please post a comment and we’ll add it just as soon as we can.

Updated on 4-3-2014 by Simon Hill: Updated to add black screen during calls, camera not working glitch, and duplicate song problem.
Problem: Black screen during calls
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A lot of few people have encountered persistent problems with their screen going black whenever they make or receive a call on their Windows Phone 8 device. This makes it unresponsive, so it’s difficult to cancel or end the call. It seems to be a problem for the Lumia 920 specifically.

Workaround:

If you tap the power button twice the screen should blink back to life, but you may have to act quickly to end the call.

Potential fixes:

This is likely to be an issue with the proximity sensor. Make sure that you don’t have a screen protector covering it. It’s located next to the front-facing camera at the top of the front face of the phone.
You should also make sure there’s no dirt covering it. Give it a wipe or try using compressed air on the top edge to blast any dust away.
Some people have reported success by pushing on the screen where the proximity sensor is located, which suggests a build issue.
You could ask for a replacement unit, although some people have encountered the same issue on more than one device.

Glitch: Camera not working

Some people have had problems with their camera on their Windows Phone 8 device. In some cases the camera button and camera app icon simply don’t seem to trigger anything. In other cases a message will appear about the camera failing to initialize.

Workarounds:

Try pressing and holding the camera button for a couple of seconds and see if that starts it.
Press and hold the volume down button and the power button together for 10 seconds. Your phone will restart and the camera should be working again, but the problem might reoccur.

Potential fixes:

Make sure that your software is up to date; check your device manufacturer’s website.
Back up any important files and reset your phone via Settings > About > Reset your phone.
If the problem persists then it’s time to talk to your retailer, carrier, or manufacturer about a replacement handset.

Problem: Duplicate songs
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A lot of people have run into issues with their music collections on Windows Phone 8 devices. Sometimes songs appear twice or even three times. If you look in the folder on your phone there will only be one track, but in the music app you’ll see multiple copies. Unfortunately this can be a tricky problem to solve.

Workaround:

A few people have found that turning off Xbox Music cloud collection helps. Go to Start > Music + Videos > More > Settings and turn off Xbox Music cloud collection.

Potential fix:

Make sure that you have a complete back up of your music collection.
Now delete all of the music on your phone and on your SD card.
Make sure that you back up anything precious on your phone and reset it via Settings > About > Reset your phone.
Put the SD card into your PC and reformat it.
Create a folder called Music on the blank card and manually drag and drop all the music you want into that folder.
Now put the SD card back into your phone and wait for it to update.
When you want to add new tracks take the SD card out of the phone and put it in your computer and drag and drop the new track into the folder, then put the card back in your phone.

Bug: ‘Other’ storage filling up

A lot of people suffer from a flaw in the WP8 system which caused the available storage to gradually fill up. Go into Settings > Phone storage and tap on the bar to get a breakdown of categories and see how much space your music and videos, pictures, apps, and system are taking up. There’s also an ‘other’ category which covers attachments from emails, app & game data, and other temporary files. Unfortunately, this category fills up and there is no way of clearing it out without wiping the phone. Microsoft has finally addressed the issue and there are a couple of other ways round it.

Potential solutions:

Microsoft’s GDR2 update addresses this bug. The “other” category will still fill up, but it should be automatically cleared out when the storage reaches capacity.
Nokia released a Storage Check tool which can help you gain an insight into what is eating up space and clear away temporary files.
There is also a free app called Shrink Storage which enables you to fill your storage and then restart your device and trigger the clear up to empty it out.

Problem: Push notifications not working

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It’s fairly common to encounter issues with push notifications. Sometimes updates do not come through to your device like they should. This can result in issues with apps like Facebook or WhatsApp where no notifications come through, but when you open the app there are a ton of updates queued up. Many Windows Phone 8 users have been complaining about push notifications not working properly on the platform with a number of popular apps. There are some things you can try.

Workaround:

Try restarting your device by holding down the Power button for 10 seconds then tapping to turn it on again.

Potential solutions:

Check your Wi-Fi or data connection. Poor coverage will impact on push notifications. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Advanced and tick the box next to Keep WiFi on when screen times out.
Go to Settings and make sure that

Battery saver isn’t turned on as it can disconnect you in order to save power.
If you are using your network, then make sure that your data limit hasn’t been exceeded. You should also check your limits in the Data Sense app and make sure it isn’t restricting you.
Uninstall the app you are having a problem with, restart your device, then reinstall the app to see if that helps.
Some people reported success by turning Location and Find my phone in Settings off or on and then restarting the device. hope this helps.


954 days ago
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954 days ago
replied the topic need help or info on where n how to download music onto my sony walkman 384 Thanks. created by ADAM1776

Thanks Lovelee and Warblingmae83 ill give it to you Warblingmae83 the next time alright thks

958 days ago
replied the topic Is it possible to study abroad without spending much money? created by nancy

As college tuition continues to skyrocket, studying abroad may appear an academic luxury. But for even the financially neediest of students, study abroad remains within reach, experts say. So instead of putting the brakes on your kid's desire to roam the world, it's time to get that passport ready.
Plan ahead

"The biggest thing in study abroad, if budget is a big concern, is that the student plan ahead," says Brett Berquist, executive director of the Office of Study Abroad for Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. "An awful lot of students, particularly in public schools, end up making the choice of study abroad toward the end (of their academic career). And when they wait that long, they often miss the opportunity to really compete for big scholarships."

There's a ton of money to be had if you know where to look. The Institute of International Education in Washington, D.C., maintains an online searchable database of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants and paid internships. IES Abroad, a nonprofit based in Chicago that provides study abroad programs for 185 U.S. colleges and universities, gives out $2.15 million per year in financial aid and scholarships for its study abroad programs.

But here, too, the early bird wins. "Many outside scholarships have early application deadlines between January and March and make awards only once per calendar year. Students should be sure to plan ahead and apply early," says Carol Jambor-Smith, IES associate vice president for institutional relations.

Students should explore study abroad programs when applying for colleges and visit the study abroad and financial aid offices, says Alice Niziolek, assistant director, international education and international student services at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill.

"Students are under a lot of misinformation," Niziolek says. "They don't really understand that there are ways of making it happen, up to and including loans. There are also additional grants for Pell Grant students."

Many colleges and universities allow students to transfer their financial aid package to an approved study abroad program, but not all do, so you'll want to find this out ahead of time. Only work-study awards are nontransferable because of student visa restrictions. So students shouldn't bank on working abroad to supplement their income, Niziolek says.
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Educational exchanges provide another avenue to affordable global adventure. Universities allow their students to pay tuition, room and board at home, in exchange for tuition, room and board at the host university, which sends its own student over. "The only additional cost is the airfare to get there and if there's a difference in the cost of living," Berquist says.
Location, location, location

Choosing the right location can make the difference between simply an affordable program and one that might actually cost even less money than staying on campus. IES Abroad's annual survey of U.S. colleges and universities found European cities remain the most popular study abroad destinations, with London topping the list. But Western Europe, or programs focused on an English-speaking component, might have some economic disadvantages. How to study abroad with not much dinero
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"One of the best sources of funding is if there's a strong foreign language competency," says Berquist. But students must take enough language courses in time to effectively compete for these scholarships.

"Students can select more affordable destinations," says Peggy Blumenthal, senior counselor to the president at IIE. "Some countries outside of Western Europe are becoming increasingly popular, such as China, Chile, Costa Rica, Argentina and South Africa."

"If (students) go someplace less popular, where the exchange rate is better, it can be less expensive," Niziolek says.

Berquist recently came back from a trip to Thailand where Michigan State will add programs. Through IES Abroad, programs in South America remain the least expensive, and the provider recently approved the opening of a low-cost program in Havana for those interested in Spanish-language immersion.

Another benefit of choosing the road less traveled: Scholarship money from the U.S. government to study abroad in countries of interest to national security. The Gilman International Scholarship Program, available for Pell Grant recipients, focuses on destinations outside of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and provides individual awards of up to $5,000 and an additional $3,000 for those studying Chinese, Korean, Russian, Swahili, and Arabic, Indic, Persian and Turkic languages.
Avoid misconceptions

Some students find bargain programs on their own or want to directly enroll in a university abroad. This strategy can sometimes backfire, Jambor-Smith says. "Students should research programs carefully to find out what is included in the program cost and what extra costs there may be," she says.

In the last few years, Michigan State has seen the biggest growth in short-term programs. But shorter-term programs don't necessarily mean savings, Berquist says. Financial aid packages follow the academic year, so there's more funding for semester- or year-long programs than for gigs during the summer or breaks.

Perhaps the biggest misconception is that study abroad is only for a privileged few. In fact, 22 percent of MSU's study abroad participants are eligible for Pell Grants -- a definition of financial need -- almost mirroring the 24 percent of MSU's general population who are Pell Grant-eligible. "It's not just for the rich kids," Adam says. Surprise, surprise! Some of the leading countries to study abroad in are also the most expensive. A semester abroad in England, and especially London, are both at the top of many students' study abroad wish lists -- and the top of pricey places to live. In 2012, London was ranked the 25th most expensive city to live in.

According to the website Study in England, depending on where you live (and how comfortably), a single student's weekly budget (including rent) can be estimated at $370 USD. But rent won't be your only expense -- lets look at how much a semester in England might cost you.
Particular things to note about the cost of studying abroad in England:

Most residents in the UK have to pay a council tax, usually around $40 per week. However, full time students are exempt.
Even as an exchange student, you can opt for student housing or look for student accommodation. UniPlaces is one place to look. It's a better deal.
Monthly transit passes are usually a better deal. They are also convenient, save you time getting around town, and students almost always get special discounts.

Expense Estimated Cost
Meals

$8 - inexpensive meal (fast food)
$15.50 - pub/ restaurant meal
$67 - average weekly grocery bill

Monthly rent $850 - $1,000
Utilities About $80 per month
Cell phone About $30 per month
Local transportation Monthly pass: $60
Personal expenses

Pair of jeans: $80
0.5L of beer: $5
Cappuccino: $4
Movie ticket: $12

Total Expect to spend about $6,200 - 7,000 for one semester in England after airfare and program fees.
Sources: Cost of Living in England and Accommodation in England.
2. Italy
How much does it cost to study abroad in Italy?
Photo Credit: Ellie Taylor

There's something magical about studying abroad in Italy, and it must be why it remains high on the list of many study abroaders.

But how much are they spending? How much will you spend? For one, your student visa will be free, which is a plus! Expect to pay anywhere from $600 up to $1,500 for a flight into the country, depending on when you travel and where you're coming from. Also, if you're looking for a roommate in country, be sure to check out sites like EasyStanza or Bakeca to save money on housing.
Particular things to note about the cost of studying abroad in Italy:

Getting a prepaid local phone is easy. You can add minutes to the phone easily -- even through the ATM! Phones are around $40 and SIM cards $12.
Look for student discounts on everything from museums, to bars, and haircuts. You can often score 10 - 20% off.
If you plan on traveling, look for special student discounts on trains. You may have to have a special ID from your host country to qualify.

Expense Estimated Cost
Meals

$10 - inexpensive meal (pizza)
$56 - date at a mid-range restaurant
$50 - average weekly grocery bill

Monthly rent $450 - $1,200 for a room in an apartment.
Utilities $140 - $170 per month
Cell phone About $17 / month
Local transportation Monthly Pass: $43
Personal expenses

Pair of jeans: $92
Beer at a pub: $4.50 (hint: wine is cheaper)
Cappuccino: $1.50
Movie ticket: $10
Play: $35

Total Depending on how much you spend on travel and personal expenses, budget around $4,500 on the low end to up to $7,000 on the high end for a semester in Italy.
Source: Study Abroad Budget for Italy.
3. Spain
How much does it cost to study abroad in Spain?
Photo Credit: Martha Landry

Thinking about spending a semester studying Spanish in Barcelona? Or business in Madrid? Generally speaking, studying abroad in Spain is more affordable than most European countries, especially if you do your research and find creative ways to save.
Particular things to note about the cost of studying abroad in Spain:

Like other countries in Europe, you can expect to purchase a phone locally for about $30 with a prepaid SIM card. A helpful tip: buy your SIM card together with friends for added discounts.
Many university instructors use online or downloadable materials, meaning actual textbooks (and paying for them!) aren't always required for classes.
Students often receive discounts on tickets to the opera and other art events. Also, many film theaters have half-price weekly specials worth researching in your area.

Expense Estimated Cost
Meals

$11 - inexpensive meal
$50 - for a "splurge" meal
$33 - average weekly grocery bill

Monthly rent $360 to $880 for a room in a shared apartment.
Utilities About $132 per month
Cell phone About $22 per month
Local transportation 90-day unlimited pass: about $130
Personal expenses

Pair of jeans: $40
Glass of wine: $3 - $4.50
Cafe con leche: $2
Movie ticket: $8

Total

Expect to spend about $4,700 - 6,000 for one semester in Spain after airfare and program fees.
Source: Study Abroad Budget in Spain
4. France
How much does it cost to study abroad in France?
Photo Credit: Anna Morris

Aside from boasting the most romantic city in the world (oui, Paris!), France also offers a variety of other study abroad options throughout the country. The French are serious about educating the world on their culture (technically French culture is one of the country's major exports...), and as such have some pretty great deals for students -- even discounts on meals out!

One thing to note, however, is that any foreign student wishing to study abroad in France must be able to prove that they have sufficient financial support/resources (typically, you won't be asked to prove this if you go through a provider).

To give you an idea, it is estimated that students will need around $785 - $1,240 per month to live on, depending on where the university is (Paris is on the higher end).
Particular things to note about the cost of studying abroad in France:

Every international student needs medical insurance. Insurance in France will cost you anywhere from $145 to $785 per year, depending on your age. You could already be covered overseas by your normal insurance though, so take a look at that before paying double for insurance.
You should have a functional level of French if you're studying there. If you're not already taking French classes at your university, you should probably budget for additional French language classes. You might also consider seeking out a peer for a free language exchange (ie: English lessons for French lessons).
Looking to travel across the country while you're in France? The ridesharing website Covoiturage allows you to travel cheaper than the bus or train. Looking up student discounts on fares in your area is also worth the effort.

Expense Estimated Cost
Meals

$13 - inexpensive meal
$56 - date at a mid-range restaurant
$36 - average weekly grocery bill

Monthly rent $375 - $600 for a dorm room or a room in a shared apartment.
Utilities About $159 per month
Cell phone About $22 per month
Local transportation Monthly pass about $53
Personal expenses

Pair of jeans: $95
0.5L of domestic beer: $1.50
Cappuccino: $3
Movie ticket: $11

Total Expect to spend about $3,500 - 4,500 for one semester in France after airfare and program fees.
Source: France Numbeo
5. China
How much does it cost to study abroad in China?
Photo Credit: Megan Lee

Besides the leg up learning Chinese abroad will give you, one of the biggest draws to studying in China is that the tuition fees of Chinese universities are far lower than in the states (anywhere from $3,300 to $9,900 per year), which is particularly helpful for a direct enrollment student.

Living expenses are also significantly lower in China; you can expect to spend about $740 to $830 per month, even while living in a metropolitan city like Beijing or Shanghai!
Particular things to note about the cost of studying abroad in China:

Medical insurance is required of international students. Expect to pay about $97 for one year.
Cash is king. Generally, it's a good practice to carry cash on hand as some vendors don't accept plastic forms of payment; foreign ATM cards do work at most big banks, like the Bank of China.
If you're a big shopper, be prepared to haggle your prices in China (this is cultural practice!). One rule is to offer 25-50% of the asking price, though this depends on the item being purchased.

Expense Estimated Cost
Meals

$3 - inexpensive meal
$19 - date at a mid-range restaurant
$44 - average weekly grocery bill

Monthly rent $306 - $540 for a one-bedroom apartment
Utilities About $53 per month
Cell phone About $20 per month
Local transportation Monthly pass: about $16
Personal expenses

Pair of jeans: $91
0.5L of domestic beer: $.75 (about $2 for imported)
Cappuccino: $4
Movie ticket: $11

Total Expect to spend about $2,200 - 3,200 for one semester in China after airfare and program fees.
Source: China Numbeo
6. Germany
How much does it cost to study abroad in Germany?
Photo Credit: Jessie Beck

Did you know: every major German city has at least one university that is ranked globally? No wonder a majority of U.S. students choose to study abroad in Germany (not to mention the bratwurst and beer, of course).

In addition, last year, the German government passed a law that made all public institutions free for students, international ones included! Considering the relatively low cost of living in the country, studying in Germany can be a cost-saving choice for study abroad students.
Particular things to note about the cost of studying abroad in Germany:

The most popular cities to study abroad in (Berlin and Munich) are also the more expensive ones to live. Keep this in mind when choosing a study abroad program.
Take advantage of the bike culture. Investing in a used bike (around $200) will save you both gym and public transportation expenses! Plus, it's a great way to explore the city you are studying in.
Looking to research further? The German Academic Exchange Service website is a comprehensive site for information about studying in Germany.

Expense Estimated Cost
Meals

$9 - inexpensive meal
$45 - date at a mid-range restaurant
$46 - average weekly grocery bill

Monthly rent $260 (dorm) - $630 per month for a dorm or bedroom in a shared apartment.
Utilities About $0 - $238 per month (dorms and many apartments have utilities included)
Cell phone About $11 per month
Local transportation Monthly pass: about $72
Personal expenses

Pair of jeans: $86
0.5L of domestic beer: $1
Cappuccino: $3
Movie ticket: $11

Total Expect to spend about $3,800 - 4,500 for one semester in Germany after airfare and program fees.
Source: Study Abroad Budget for Germany
7. Australia
How much does it cost to study abroad in Australia?
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According to Investopedia's article on budgeting for study abroad in Australia, the country is home to some of the best "student cities" (and "student cities" are a thing, apparently).

There are a wide variety of highly ranked universities and tons of scholarships for international students available. Another plus is there's no foreign language requirement for U.S. students. It is, however, one of the more pricey study abroad destinations.
Particular things to note about the cost of studying abroad in Australia:

Getting a part-time job while studying abroad is a great option for saving (making) extra cash. An Australian student visa (which costs $430, yikes!) allows you to work up to 40 hours every two weeks. Just enough money to pay off the visa, and then some.
If you consider yourself an independent traveler, direct enrollment into an Australian university will save you a ton of money. If not, be prepared to dish upwards of $25,500 per semester as part of a sponsored program (not including additional expenses).
The overall cost of living is significantly higher in Sydney. Consider studying outside the city to save on living expenses.

Expense Estimated Cost
Meals

$14 - inexpensive meal
$63 - date at a mid-range restaurant
$63 - average weekly grocery bill

Monthly rent $942 - $1,311
Utilities About $165 per month
Cell phone About $45 per month
Local transportation Monthly pass about $100
Personal expenses

Pair of jeans: $100
0.5L of domestic beer: $5
Cappuccino: $3
Movie ticket: $14

Total Expect to spend about $6,000 - 7,500 for one semester in Australia after airfare and program fees.
Source: Australia Numbeo
8. Ireland
How much does it cost to study abroad in Ireland?
Photo Credit: Katelyn Olsen

Depending on your lifestyle, studying in Ireland for a semester or year can be the best, budget-friendly option (unless you are a medical student, which is one of the most expensive programs in the country). Generally, the cost of tuition starts at around $10,635 per year; of course, the price depends on your particular program and school choice.
Particular things to note about the cost of studying abroad in Ireland:

Private health insurance is required of all international students. Be sure to budget for this expense.
Bring your reusable, eco-friendly bags out shopping with you. Just like in California, Ireland's government passed a plastic bag tax (making the cost of plastic bags 22 cents).
If you're a heavy smoker, note that cigarettes are also expensive in the country. Expect to pay $11 or more for a pack of Marlboros.

Expense Estimated Cost
Meals

$13.50 - inexpensive meal
$56 - date at a mid-range restaurant
$78 - average weekly grocery bill

Monthly rent $820 - $988
Utilities About $160 per month
Cell phone About $43 per month
Local transportation Monthly pass: about $101
Personal expenses

Pair of jeans: $77
0.5L of domestic beer: $5
Cappuccino: $3
Movie ticket: $11

Total Expect to spend about $6,000 - 7,500 for one semester in Ireland after airfare and program fees.
Source: Ireland Numbeo
9. Costa Rica
How much does it cost to study abroad in Costa Rica?
Photo Credit: Olivo Scibelli

"Lush and full of life" -- this is how previous students have described their study abroad experiences in Costa Rica. The local people ("ticos") are friendly and welcoming as well.

In terms of cost, it will definitely be cheaper than a semester in Europe (the airfare alone is half the price!), but compared to most other Central American countries, it's a little more expensive. Cost of living in Costa Rica can be likened to a mid-sized American city, like St. Louis, which isn't so bad. Plus, you're right next to two very affordable countries (Panama and Nicaragua) for budget travel on your breaks!
Particular things to note about the cost of studying abroad in Costa Rica:

Learn the language. Choosing to frequent the smaller local shops that are primarily Spanish speaking is typically a cheaper option than the tourist traps. Not to mention a great way to integrate into the culture! Living with a host family (popular for students in Costa Rica) is also a great way to practice your language and cut down on your housing expenses.
Studying in Costa Rica doesn't have to be an isolating experience. Purchasing a cell phone is cheap (a basic cell phone is around $20- $70).
Note: all students must pay a departure tax upon leaving Costa Rica. The cost is about $29.

Expense Estimated Cost
Meals

$7 - inexpensive meal
$38 - date at a mid-range restaurant
$30 - average weekly grocery bill

Monthly rent $366 - 450 for a one-bedroom apartment
Utilities About $72 per month
Cell phone About $40 per month
Local transportation Monthly pass: about $51
Personal expenses

Pair of jeans: $68 (pair of cheap jeans: $20)
0.5L of domestic beer: $2
Cappuccino: $2
Movie ticket: $7

Total Expect to spend about $2,600 - 3,000 for one semester in Costa Rica after airfare and program fees.
10. Japan
How much does it cost to study abroad in Japan?
Photo Credit: Jessie Beck

Known around the world for its respectable education system, and intriguing culture and traditions, Japan remains a top choice for students studying abroad. Tokyo (on the top 50 cities for students) as well as Osaka and Kyoto are popular study abroad destinations, though basically everywhere in the country is easily accessible for travel for international students.

At the same time, it isn't the budget destination that neighboring China is, so prepare to spend a little more for a semester in Japan.
Particular things to note about the cost of studying abroad in Japan:

It's considered best practice to carry cash as frequently as possible. Local post offices and ATMs, though they may have additional foreign fees, allow you to withdraw money as needed.
Japan has reputably one of the best (and cheapest!) transportation systems in the world. Getting a train pass will save you a ton of money, especially as a student (who get additional discounts).
International students must apply for Japan's national health insurance upon arrival. Depending on your health insurance in the states, you may have to also pay for your university's health insurance.

Expense Estimated Cost
Meals

$7 - inexpensive meal
$33 - date at a mid-range restaurant
$114 - average weekly grocery bill

Monthly rent $420 - $710 for a one-bedroom apartment
Utilities

About $173 per month
Cell phone

About $40 per month
Local transportation

Monthly pass: about $79
Personal expenses

Pair of jeans: $66
0.5L of domestic beer: $2
Cappuccino: $3
Movie ticket: $15

Total Expect to spend about $4,700 - 6,000 for one semester in Japan after airfare and program fees.
Source: Japan Numbeo
Where Can You Afford?

Don't write off study abroad as being prohibitively expensive until you've looked at the numbers. As you can see, destinations like China, Costa Rica, and Germany are down right affordable.

If you're a traditionalist and want to stick to Europe, Italy, England, and Ireland are some of the more expensive options. Surprisingly, Spain, which is generally a more affordable destination, isn't the most affordable if you're in an urban center, whereas France, a more expensive destination, has tons of discounts available to students that make it more affordable.

Australia remains one of the more expensive destinations overall, and Japan, though more expensive than nearby China, is still relatively doable compared to some of the more popular destinations on this list.

Also, don't forget about study abroad scholarships (not nearly as many people apply as you may think -- remember, only 1% of the American college population even studies abroad in the first place!) and start saving sooner.
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958 days ago
replied the topic there is no sound on my PC, how to solve it? created by christine

Before installing a sound card, you'll need the following:

The sound card you want to install

A Phillips screwdriver to open your computer, if needed

An empty PCI slot inside your computer, unless you plan to replace an existing sound card (in which case you can put the new card into that slot)

If your sound card came with a CD, DVD, or other removable media, it might contain a driver for your sound card. Hold on to that until Windows has finished looking for and installing a driver. Windows does this automatically after you install the sound card in your computer and turn the computer back on. If Windows can't find a good driver for your sound card, then try installing the driver that came with the sound card. Software from the manufacturer might also include other programs for your sound card.
Jacks for a typical sound card
Most sound cards have at least one line-out jack to connect speakers and a line-in jack to connect an audio input device. or
Introduction Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Check hardware

Many sound problems are caused by hardware that isn't set up properly. This step covers checking your sound card, plugging cables into the correct locations, making sure the hardware has power, and checking the volume.
1. Check your sound card

Check to make sure your computer has a sound card, or sound processor, and it's working properly.

‌Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Security, and then, under System, clicking Device Manager.‌ Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Double-click Sound, video and game controllers to expand that category. If a sound card is listed, you have one installed. If no sound card is listed, check the information that came with your computer to see if there's supposed to be a sound card installed. If there should be a sound card installed, you'll need to install one according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Notes

If you think you have a sound card installed but you don't see it under the Sound, video and game controllers category, expand the Other devices category and check the devices listed there.

Laptops don't usually have sound cards. Instead, they have integrated sound processors, which appear in the same category in Device Manager.

If there's a yellow question mark next to the name of the sound card in Device Manager, there might be a problem.

Right-click the name of the sound card, and then click Properties.

Click the General tab, and then look in the Device status box to identify problems with the sound card.

If there's a problem, you might need a new driver for your sound card. For more information, see Step 3: Update drivers.

2. Check if the cables are connected properly
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Speakers and headphones
HDMI cables
USB audio devices
Multiple audio devices
3. Check power and volume

If you have speakers, make sure they're plugged into a working power source and turned on.

Make sure that your speaker volume or headphone volume isn't muted or turned down too low. This is particularly important for laptops, which often have small speakers that can be hard to hear.

Open Volume Mixer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware and Sound, and then, under Sound, clicking Adjust system volume.

Move the slider up to increase the volume.
Make sure the Mute button isn't turned on. If the button looks like this: Picture of the Mute button turned off, muting is turned off. If the button looks like this: Picture of the Mute button turned on , click it to turn off muting.

Note

Some laptops have an external volume control on the outside of the case. If you're using a laptop, check the external volume control to make sure it's not turned all the way down.

In some cases you might have several volume controls to check. For example, if you're using Windows Media Player it has its own volume control, Windows has a volume control, and your external speakers have their own volume control. If any of these volume controls are set to their lowest setting, you won't hear any sound. *** what i always do is: if you have hp assistant click on it then click on sound and video troubleshotting and it will scan and fix your probloms but you should just go down the list and do the video to so that if something there is the problum then it will get fixed too.


958 days ago
replied the topic what is the hardest language to learn? created by colin

958 days ago
replied the topic Window phone problems.............. created by Hippy

A lot of few people have encountered persistent problems with their screen going black whenever they make or receive a call on their Windows Phone 8 device. This makes it unresponsive, so it’s difficult to cancel or end the call. It seems to be a problem for the Lumia 920 specifically.

Workaround:

If you tap the power button twice the screen should blink back to life, but you may have to act quickly to end the call.

Potential fixes:

This is likely to be an issue with the proximity sensor. Make sure that you don’t have a screen protector covering it. It’s located next to the front-facing camera at the top of the front face of the phone.
You should also make sure there’s no dirt covering it. Give it a wipe or try using compressed air on the top edge to blast any dust away.
Some people have reported success by pushing on the screen where the proximity sensor is located, which suggests a build issue.
You could ask for a replacement unit, although some people have encountered the same issue on more than one device.


Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/windows-phone-8-problems/#ixzz3tJlMDQgf
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958 days ago
replied the topic Window phone problems Push notifications not working created by shahab

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Windows Phone 8.1 has arrived and it will be rolling out to devices over the next few months. While you wait, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform is not without its flaws. In this roundup, we take a look at common WP8 issues that have been reported by users, and we try to find good workarounds or solutions. If you’ve encountered any of these Windows Phone 8 problems and you know of a good solution that hasn’t been mentioned, then please post a comment and we’ll add it just as soon as we can.

Updated on 4-3-2014 by Simon Hill: Updated to add black screen during calls, camera not working glitch, and duplicate song problem.
Problem: Black screen during calls
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A lot of few people have encountered persistent problems with their screen going black whenever they make or receive a call on their Windows Phone 8 device. This makes it unresponsive, so it’s difficult to cancel or end the call. It seems to be a problem for the Lumia 920 specifically.

Workaround:

If you tap the power button twice the screen should blink back to life, but you may have to act quickly to end the call.

Potential fixes:

This is likely to be an issue with the proximity sensor. Make sure that you don’t have a screen protector covering it. It’s located next to the front-facing camera at the top of the front face of the phone.
You should also make sure there’s no dirt covering it. Give it a wipe or try using compressed air on the top edge to blast any dust away.
Some people have reported success by pushing on the screen where the proximity sensor is located, which suggests a build issue.
You could ask for a replacement unit, although some people have encountered the same issue on more than one device.

Glitch: Camera not working

Some people have had problems with their camera on their Windows Phone 8 device. In some cases the camera button and camera app icon simply don’t seem to trigger anything. In other cases a message will appear about the camera failing to initialize.

Workarounds:

Try pressing and holding the camera button for a couple of seconds and see if that starts it.
Press and hold the volume down button and the power button together for 10 seconds. Your phone will restart and the camera should be working again, but the problem might reoccur.

Potential fixes:

Make sure that your software is up to date; check your device manufacturer’s website.
Back up any important files and reset your phone via Settings > About > Reset your phone.
If the problem persists then it’s time to talk to your retailer, carrier, or manufacturer about a replacement handset.

Problem: Duplicate songs
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A lot of people have run into issues with their music collections on Windows Phone 8 devices. Sometimes songs appear twice or even three times. If you look in the folder on your phone there will only be one track, but in the music app you’ll see multiple copies. Unfortunately this can be a tricky problem to solve.

Workaround:

A few people have found that turning off Xbox Music cloud collection helps. Go to Start > Music + Videos > More > Settings and turn off Xbox Music cloud collection.

Potential fix:

Make sure that you have a complete back up of your music collection.
Now delete all of the music on your phone and on your SD card.
Make sure that you back up anything precious on your phone and reset it via Settings > About > Reset your phone.
Put the SD card into your PC and reformat it.
Create a folder called Music on the blank card and manually drag and drop all the music you want into that folder.
Now put the SD card back into your phone and wait for it to update.
When you want to add new tracks take the SD card out of the phone and put it in your computer and drag and drop the new track into the folder, then put the card back in your phone.

Bug: ‘Other’ storage filling up

A lot of people suffer from a flaw in the WP8 system which caused the available storage to gradually fill up. Go into Settings > Phone storage and tap on the bar to get a breakdown of categories and see how much space your music and videos, pictures, apps, and system are taking up. There’s also an ‘other’ category which covers attachments from emails, app & game data, and other temporary files. Unfortunately, this category fills up and there is no way of clearing it out without wiping the phone. Microsoft has finally addressed the issue and there are a couple of other ways round it.

Potential solutions:

Microsoft’s GDR2 update addresses this bug. The “other” category will still fill up, but it should be automatically cleared out when the storage reaches capacity.
Nokia released a Storage Check tool which can help you gain an insight into what is eating up space and clear away temporary files.
There is also a free app called Shrink Storage which enables you to fill your storage and then restart your device and trigger the clear up to empty it out.

Problem: Push notifications not working

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It’s fairly common to encounter issues with push notifications. Sometimes updates do not come through to your device like they should. This can result in issues with apps like Facebook or WhatsApp where no notifications come through, but when you open the app there are a ton of updates queued up. Many Windows Phone 8 users have been complaining about push notifications not working properly on the platform with a number of popular apps. There are some things you can try.

Workaround:

Try restarting your device by holding down the Power button for 10 seconds then tapping to turn it on again.

Potential solutions:

Check your Wi-Fi or data connection. Poor coverage will impact on push notifications. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Advanced and tick the box next to Keep WiFi on when screen times out.
Go to Settings and make sure that Battery saver isn’t turned on as it can disconnect you in order to save power.
If you are using your network, then make sure that your data limit hasn’t been exceeded. You should also check your limits in the Data Sense app and make sure it isn’t restricting you.
Uninstall the app you are having a problem with, restart your device, then reinstall the app to see if that helps.
Some people reported success by turning Location and Find my phone in Settings off or on and then restarting the device.

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/windows-phone-8-problems/#ixzz3tJgTGDzF

958 days ago
replied the topic What is the most lucrative in the world of work created by zizou

1. Lawyer, average income of $113,530 USD

Unexpectedly, this is the average income of administrative lawyers, not the lawyers who plead criminal cases, but those lawyers that work with big business and oversee their legal contracts and business dealings.

2. Podiatrist, average income of $116,440 USD

Despite some people's belief that this kind of job is ineffective or unprofitable, it requires four years of study to become a specialist, and another three years of training. Most of the specialists in this field work as medical assistants to athletes.

3. Pharmacist, average income of $116,670 USD

With the development of pharmaceutical companies and the appearance of numerous treatments for different diseases, there has been greater demand in the market for the presence of pharmacists.

4. Air traffic controller, average income of $122,530 USD

Airlines are dependent on these guys. With all the information about traffic in the sky, they're the ones who can make sure planes can land at airports safely. To work in this field a person must pass several medical, security, and academic tests.

5. Petroleum engineer, average income of $130,280 USD

This job requires not only a lot of education, but a lot of effort once you actually get to the point of extracting the oil and petroleum materials from the ground.

6. Dentist, average income of $146,340 USD

Who among us can go without the services of dentists? To get certified, you have to pass both medical and dental exams.

7. Orthodontic specialist, average income of $149,310 USD

These are dental specialists who are engaged in installing teeth for medical or cosmetic goals. This profession requires between two and four years of study in addition to regular dental school to work in this field.

8. Psychiatrist, with average income of $178,950 USD

Although it is a lucrative profession, psychiatrists are exposed to psychological pressure and burdens while helping their sometimes troubled patients.

9. General practitioner, average income of $187,200 USD

To be qualified to become a doctor there is a lot of studying involved, but the benefit is the opportunity to earn a high salary.

10. Surgeon, average income of $233,150 USD

Although medical professions dominate this list, the surgeon tops the bill. You put your life in their hands, so we guess it’s only fair.

958 days ago
replied the topic iphone screen display problem created by nepalisora


What to Do if iPhone Screen Goes Black – How to Fix
Posted on January 8, 2015

“My iPhone 6 can’t be turned on after updating to iOS 9, and its screen goes black, how to fix this dead iPhone? “

The touch screen plays important role on smartphone no matter iPhone 4/4S/5S/6/6s or Samsung Galaxy. Without touch screen, you can do nothing on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. So if the iPhone screen goes black after an iOS update, what can we do?

Actually the display screen of iPhone suddenly stop working doesn’t mean the iPhone is broken and you can’t use it forever. Now follow the tips below to have a try to get your iPhone back to life, no matter it is old iPhone 4/4S/5/5S, or a new released iPhone 6/6s. And it is suitable for any devices in iOS 8/9/9.1.

You may lose important data when you try the tips below. Therefore, before you getting your black screen iPhone back to Life: Back up your iPhone first if possible, no matter using iTunes/iCloud or using iPhone data recovery tools to get data from black screen iPhone. 1. Basic Restore iPhone (4/4S/5/5S/6/6s)

When the iPhone screen goes black, maybe you can fix it by a simple restoration. It is done by holding the power button of the phone for a few seconds. By doing this, you may see the Apple logo appear on the screen, which means that the problem is solved and you can re-use your phone in seconds.

Note: You’d better connect your phone to a charger because your iPhone battery may be run out of when you try this method.

Tip 2. Restoring Software and Hardware

When the screen of iPhone goes black, you may need to attempt a restoration of software and hardware. When restoring software, press the “home” button while you press the “sleep” button. If this works, a red slider appears at the bottom of the screen and you can turn your iPhone sliding the button to the right. In restoration hardware, hold tight the “home” button next to the “sleep” button for 10 seconds to reset the phone.

Tip 3. Sync iPhone

In some cases, the restoration doesn’t work on your iPhone. When it happens, you should try to sync your iPhone with iTunes. To do this, connect your iPhone to the cable that comes in the box and the other end of the cable to the USB port of your computer with iTunes installed. When iTunes recognizes your iPhone, you can start to sync. If your phone does not work, you must choose the “Restore from Backup” option in iTunes. This will delete the information in your phone and restore from the last backup stored.

Apple Support for Help

Although the steps previously solved most of the problems with the iPhone, in some cases, you’ll need to seek help from the telephone provider or Apple. Maybe you should take your phone to the store to see if something is wrong. The store will insert a new SIM card in the phone. This often solves the problem and makes your iPhone working again.

Bottom: if you have got your black screen iPhone back to life, what to do now is just checking whether there is some data lost. If there is, try to restore iPhone with iPhone backup or iCloud backup. Guides below may be helpful:
How to Backup and Restore iPhone with iCloud

958 days ago
replied the topic what will you do when you have a throat pain? created by Ann

These tips may help you feel better.

Gargle with warm salt water to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort: ...
Prevent dehydration. ...
Use a vaporizer or humidifier in your bedroom. ...
Do not smoke or use other tobacco products and avoid secondhand smoke. or One of the most effective treatments for sore throat is probably already in your medicine cabinet: an over-the-counter, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as Advil or Aleve. - "These medicines are combination pain relievers and anti-inflammatories, so they'll make you feel better and they'll also reduce some of the swelling associated with a sore throat," Dr. Linder says. "If you have a fever that's also contributing to your symptoms, they can help reduce that as well."
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Several studies have found that gargling several times a day with warm salt water can reduce swelling in the throat and loosen mucus, helping to flush out irritants or bacteria. gargle

Several studies have found that gargling several times a day with warm salt water can reduce swelling in the throat and loosen mucus, helping to flush out irritants or bacteria.

Doctors generally recommend dissolving half a teaspoon of salt in one cup of water. If the salty taste is too unpleasant for you, try adding a small amount of honey to sweeten the mixture slightly. (Just remember to spit the water out after gargling, rather than swallowing!) also

Sucking on cough drops stimulates saliva production, which can help keep your throat moist. But many varieties are no more effective than hard candies, Dr. Linder says. For an added benefit, choose brands with a cooling or numbing ingredient, like menthol or eucalyptus.

Over-the-counter sprays like Chloraseptic produce an effect similar to cooling lozenges. They won't cure your sore throat or help you fight off the underlying cold, but they may help dull the pain temporarily. Chloraseptic's active ingredient, phenol, is a local antiseptic that also has antibacterial properties, Dr. Linder says. and get youself some robotusin pm cough syrup.

















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958 days ago
replied the topic How to relax my mind before sleeping? created by hellen

"If you're in a committed relationship, engage in intimate conversation or activity with your partner," suggests Dr. Ojile. This may help take your mind off your worries and, if you have sex, also physically release some of the tension you've been feeling. or There's no doubt that it's a great stress reliever—just make sure to do it at least three hours before bedtime, says Dr. Ojile. Otherwise it could actually rev you up and make it harder to sleep. or In particular, a cup of passionflower and chamomile tea can be very relaxing, says Ronald Stram, MD, founder of the Center for Integrated Health and Healing in Delmar, New York. If you're a fan of herbs, Dr. Stram also recommends Rescue Sleep, a homeopathic spray that he says can help calm a racing mind. or It's a cliché—but it works. "A hot bath will not only relax your muscles, but it will also raise your core body temperature, which acts as a trigger to help people fall asleep," says Michael Breus, PhD, author of Beauty Sleep: Look Younger, Lose Weight, and Feel Great Through Better Sleep. or You may have heard that you shouldn't watch TV before bed, and admittedly some sleep experts aren't big fans, but many say a little TV before bed is a good thing—as long as you don't watch anything too stimulating or stressful. That means skipping the nightly news and tuning in to something lighter. "Try watching reruns of old sitcoms you used to love, like The Golden Girls," says Joyce Walsleben, RN, PhD, diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and coauthor of A Woman's Guide to Sleep.

958 days ago
replied the topic Why does my hard drive spit and shutter so much even after I defragmented it? created by walker

: There is a good chance you have some bad or corrupted blocks on your hard drive. The best thing to do is to run a disk utility program (like Norton Disk Doctor, part of Norton Utilities). This usually fixes problems such as bad blocks or corrupted disk directories. If the utility program can't fix it, you may have to reformat the hard drive, which means erasing all your data. If you have important files on the drive, make sure you back it up before you do anything.

958 days ago
replied the topic How gain Trust of someone? created by richkid

go up to them and talk to them make them laugh and become friends with them and get to know them and let them get to know you and be honesy and trustful caring and loyal and do what you tell them your going to do like say if you say your going to be at the beach at 8:00 on monday to meet up with them then be there at 8:00 you cant get the trust and to get to know someone any other better way then to become best friends with that person look at the trust you have with your best friends ahhh

958 days ago
replied the topic Is this true to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar? created by colin

the portions you eat and what you eat are important b/c carb gets turned into fuel and sugar into glucos for energy and what you eat can depend on if you get cancer someday or if you get diabetes everyone has a ph level 7.0 is normal and if its normal you usly get sick but if its say 8.0 it goes up to 10.0 but i wouldnt go up that far for other reasons im not geting into but around 8.0 is really good and your immune system will be alot stronger and fight sickness off alot better and being able to recanize virius that it mite have missed before it all depends on if you want to be healther or if you want to gaine wht or lose it or several other reasons id say go for it if your eating healthy and balancing everything out good like carb fat fiber and protien but if your eating junk then i wouldnt lol.

958 days ago
replied the topic Which kind of medicine do you think is safer? created by yoyoyo

just think about the hundreds of thousands of years people have been using herbal medicine n remedys and have worked just as good if not better than chemical and go look at how many people die or have other problums from taking chemical medicines chemicals should not be in your body say taking vit c 500mg a day for a cold, you already have vit c in your body and your body then uses it so whats better def. herbal hands down also go look at doctors healing people with almost any condition with using herbal herbs and veggies its called hullistic medicine i spelled that wrong but you get it hope that helps just always do your homework and you well get the answer that you need!

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