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How To Check To See If Your Microphone Is Working

On Window 7 and most operating systems, go to the start menu.  Type the word “microphone”, select the “Set up a microphone” link.  If your mic is plugged in you will get directions to follow.  Read the posted lines and click the next button.  It will tell you if your mic is working or not.

This is How To Check To See If Your Microphone Is Working on your computer.

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How To Make Home Made Laundry Soap

I was watching my local news when they had a special about “ways to save money at home”. They had a topic on how to make home made laundry soap and a bunch of other cleaning products.

I decided I would give the laundry soap a try.  They said you could make enough soap to do your entire laundry for a year for less them $3.00  I spend more then that on one bottle. That sounded great.  So, I gave it a try and made it.  I bought all the items needed from walmart.  But I am sure most supermarket will have it.  It was all in the laundry isle.

Here is what you need to make it:

A 5 gal bucket with a lid, 10 gals water, 1 Fels-Naptha Soap Bar, 1 Cup of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda and ½ Cup Borax.  You could add some lavender essential oil if you want, but this is not needed.  If so use about 25 drops but not until the water has cooled.

You can use Bars of Zote Soap also.

How to make it.

Take your bar of Fels-Naptha Soap and cut it into the smallest pieces that you can.  The smaller the better.  You could also grate it.  Add the grated soap to a mid size cooking pot about half full of water.  Cook the water and soap on low to med heat until the soap becomes liquid and there are no more pieces left.  It may take a little while to do this.  The smaller your pieces when you start the faster it will turn to liquid.  Stir this continually.

While your bar of soap is melting, fill your 5 gal bucket 1/2 way with hot tap water.  Add the Borax and Washing Soda.  Stir until all power is dissolved.  When your bar of soap is melted add it to the mixture in the bucket.  Stir all ingredients until well mixed.  After mixed fill the bucket the rest of the way up with hot tap water and mix again.  Cover and let the bucket sit over night.  At this point it will not start to look like laundry soap yet, but it will gel as it cools.  The next day it will be really think and need more water.  This makes a total of 10 gals of laundry soap.  There is two different ways you can add the rest of the water.  One, just add five more gals of water to the soap.  You will need two five gal buckets that way.  Or you can keep the soap as is, in the one bucket and pour it into your empty laundry container as needed.  If doing this way, fill your container half with water and half with the soap mixture.  Shake well before each use.

If you try this, please let me know what you think.  If you have other ideas of making it, I would love to hear them.  I hope this idea helps you save a few bucks at home.

If you can not find the items you needed to make the Laundry soap, you can buy it here:

Entire Kit: 

Bar Soap:


Washing Soda:


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And Just When You Thought You Lost All Faith In Humanity

A video I fount on youtube. The Places unknown, I don’t know who the people are or even who the dolphins are.  We hear stories time to time of dolphins coming to the rescue of us humans.  Now it was our turn to lend a hand.  Latterly, several people on this beach go the the rescue of a school of dolphins who swam ashore.

The dolphins didn’t appear to struggle once someone had hold of their tails & were dragging them back out to deeper water.

Maybe the dolphins had enough of living in the sea.

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Submit Free Press Releases

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Did you know you can submit free press releases to  Yes, that is right you can submit and distribute your press release for free.  You will find that most of our news services are free.  We do have some premium feature, however you will find they are very economical to use.

Submitting press release will help you get more traffic to your site.  When you submit a press release online, you are providing valuable traffic to your website.  People who find your press release often find it though search engines, so they are looking for what your marketing or promoting.

If you’re looking for ways to get new customers, submitting press release is a great way to do just that.  If you saying I want to submit my press release and get my news out.  Post it on our news wire and press release site and let us help get your news out to the public.

You can submit your news to us as often as you wish.  You can even submit your blog.  You can check out all our news at:

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Publicity generated by press releases is free, and often the coverage is far more extensive than anything you could have hoped to say in an ad.  So it is a perfect way to get your news out.

Read more: How to Write a Proper Press Release |

Wekihow states, A press release, also known as a news release, is simply a written statement to the media. They can announce a range of news items: scheduled events, personnel promotions, awards, new products and services, sales accomplishments, etc. They can also be used in generating a feature story. Reporters are more likely to consider a story idea if they first receive a release. It is a fundamental tool of PR work, one that anyone who’s willing to use the proper format can use. You can visit there site for tips on writing press release at:    Are you looking for more tips on how to write a press release?   Check out  They also have sample press release.  So if you want to know how to write a press release that is a good place to start.  We have lot of tips on how to write a proper press release.

Self promotion plays a big part in the success of any business.

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Here are some other PR sites you might want to check out:  Free Press Release Links:

Your goal should be to attract favorable media attention.


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PortalTaxi Admin Now Readable In 64 Languages To Strengthen It Global Reach

( – a global source for LGBT news and entertainment has launched two of its networks to be readable in 64 languages.  The Gay Media and Press Network and it’s new Connect Social Network.

The sites main languages is English, however it can now be read in Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Esperanto, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh and Yiddish. decided to launch the translation tool on its networks that receive a lot of international visits.  Over the years it has seen many users from oversees.  Its networks getting the service as mentioned above, include it’s Connect Social Network and it’s Gay Media and Press Network.

The – Gay Media and Press Network is a network for gay media professionals from around the world. The media professionals are able to interact, share news stories and find material for their lgbt media publications. They are able to post press releases, stories and gay headlines for syndication to other gay and lgbt publications.

The web site recently turned 12 years old and they redesigned the inter working of the site to celebrate.  This added its new – Connect Social Network.  The new area of the site offers a gay social network and gay blogger all in one.  The site takes several features that many mainstream networks use and create their combination of all of them.  The social network area includes a LGBT Music Center, LGBT Business Directory, Gay Events and more. is using the Google Translate service that provides instant translations between 64 different languages. It can translate words, sentences and web pages between any combination of supported languages.

About A resource for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.  It has gay dating, chat, blogs, music, video, classifieds, news, and entertainment.  It offers the community low cost gay internet access, gay website hosting and website design.  It also publishes sister networks and

You can find the home page at

Media Provided by the – Gay Media and Press Network



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Have You Check Out Our Video Center?

We love cool videos.  So we have pick a couple topics and built a video center around them.  You can join each video center.  As a member you will be able to submit video to the site and comment on videos that have been posted to the site.  Here is how it works.  We want to keep the site fresh.  So, we post the last 200 videos submitted to us to the site.  In this way there will be fresh content on the site and we remove old content.

If you love watching funny commercials, we have built a site that you are going to think is really cool.  It is located at .

Maybe you love watching stupid people lip sync.. : )  We have something for that to.  It is at:

If you have content that you think would be a good match for the video center you are welcome to submit it.  All video will have to be approved by an editor before it gets posted.  That way we know the video is relevant to the video center and not spam.  You can even become one of our site editors.  You do not get paid to be one, but its fun.  You can interact with the membership and moderate the content on the site.  We would also permit you to use the site to promote your own site or business.  Contact us if your interested in becoming a editor.

We have lots more video centers coming.  Keep watch in the top menu under the video link for them.  In the mean time here is a video center about 911 that you might find interesting.




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