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            DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT:  Any reference obtained from these links to a specific product, process, or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement on behalf of Alpha Business Nation.  The views and opinions expressed in any of the referenced resources do not necessarily state or reflect those of A.B.N or any of its affiliates.  

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY:  Neither A.B.N, nor any of the Brothers affiliated with this site make any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information linked to this site.  With that said we believe these resources will prove to be informative and useful to your lives, so let us know what you think.  We’ve found informative resources that explain such things as corporate structure, proper etiquette, how government-works, and even what to do when buying a new car or house.

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DO NOT solely rely on the results from any of these calculators to make life decisions.  All situations have variables involved that may not be reflected in the calculations; therefore, we suggest taking the information learned and using it as base line understanding to contact a professional. 

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Auto

      1. Title: Auto Loan Rates

https://securetools.leadfusion.com/tools/secumd/auto05/tool.fcs

      Description of the resource: Figure out how much that new or used car will cost you before you buy it.

2. Title: Vehicle Maintenance
http://www.samarins.com/maintenance/index.html
Description of the resource: Learn car body care, engine care, transmission maintenance, what to check if your car won’t start.

3. 1. Title: Check Engine Light

http://www.samarins.com/diagnose/checkengine.html
Description of the page or website: This is an article that will help you understand why your check engine light may be on.

4. Title: Car Parts Picture Gallery
Hyperlink: http://www.samarins.com/glossary/index.html
Description of the resource: On this page you will find explanations of certain automotive terms along with pictures of the part(s). Knowing some technical matters about your vehicle will help you keep your vehicle running longer and more efficiently. Knowledge of basic technical aspects of your vehicle will also help you level the playing field between yourself and your mechanic.

5. Title: Car Spy Videos
Hyperlink: http://www.edmunds.com/car-videos/spy-videos
Description of the resource: View what’s about to hit the street before anyone else. Check-out trucks driving up mountains, prototype cars tearing tracks apart and sneak peak photos of cars that might or might not make it into production.
6. Title: Car Buying Tips
Hyperlink: http://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/how-to-decide-what-car-to-buy.html
Description of the resource: This article will explain what kind of car should you buy, how much car you can afford, the cost of owning a particular type of car, how to test drive a car and much more.

7. Title: Cars for Sale
Hyperlink: http://www.cars.com/for-sale/
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Description of the resource: Here you will find auto gadgets that will make your car the hot ride. This site has weighed the alternatives, separated the lame from the awesome, and come up with the hottest picks for your car that you will not want to live without.
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8. Title: Tricked Out Cars
Hyperlink: http://www.hiphopcars.com/
Description of the resource: Come see some of the sexiest cars, trucks and motorcycles around the world. This is a page for car lovers.
9. Title: Street Clips
Hyperlink: http://videos.streetfire.net
Description of the resource: These are some of the wildest street races you’ll find on the net. You’ll find both car and motorcycle street races. Trust us, you will love these races.

10. Title: Properly Washing your Car
Hyperlink: http://autos.msn.com/advice/article.aspx?contentid=9780
Description of the resource: This article will tell you the best temperature to wash your car, what type of clothe to use, how many times per month you should wash it and much more.

Business

      – In the Workplace better title for this section

 

      1. Title: Do Men and Women work differently?

 

      Hyperlink: http://about.salary.com/salarywizard/articles/atcl_display.asp?atc=3

 

      Description of the page or website: Find out more about the working habits of men and women.

 

      2. Title: Salary Comparison and Calculator

 

      Hyperlink: http://about.salary.com

 

      Description of the resource: This salary comparison tool gives you the ability to evaluate a new job offer or see how your current job ranks with the average salary for your industry.

 

      3 Title: Your rights at work

 

      Hyperlink: http://www.workplacefairness.org/your-rights

 

      Description of the page or website: This site understands that different kinds of workers have different legal rights. Whether you’re a contractor, temp, or full-time permanent employee, you’ll want to know the important distinctions that affect your rights. Learn about Hiring, Discrimination, Harassment, Injury/Illness, Whistle-blowing along with Work Site Retaliation.

 

      4 Title: How where you live affects your salary

 

      Hyperlink: http://about.salary.com/CostOfLivingWizard/layoutscripts/coll_start.asp

 

      Description of the resource: Find out if receiving a higher salary in a state with higher cost of living makes sense.

 

      Start of Business Section

 

      5 Title: Entrepreneur Corner

 

      Hyperlink: http://www.entrepreneur.com

 

      Description of the page or website: Basic Information every Entrepreneur should know

6 Title: Seed Business Network
– Questionable site
Hyperlink: http://www.seedbiznet.org/index.htm
Description of the resource: This site provides holistic business consulting and resources for people with disabilities who are starting up, or are already running, their own small home-based businesses.c
7 Title: Daily Dose of Business News
Hyperlink: http://www.bloomberge.com
Description of the page or website: This site provides great insight into the latest business world happenings. You may want to bookmark it and begin checking it every morning.
8 Title: The National Deaf Business Institute (NDBI) – Oriental website
Hyperlink: http://www.dol.gov/odep/programs/promotin.htm – Census bureau
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Description of the page or website: This group is committed to the advancement of entrepreneurship for the deaf through education, research and outreach. Through its programs, NDBI aims to help empower the deaf community by increasing the number of deaf-owned businesses and deaf professionals.

9 Title: The Office of Disability Employment
Hyperlink: http://www.ndbi.org – Oriental website
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Description of the resource: This site is where NDBI’s commitment to advance entrepreneurship for the deaf can be seen. They offer programs education, research and outreach. Through these programs the NDBI aims to help empower the deaf community by increasing the number of deaf-owned businesses and deaf professionals.
Title: Small Business Administration
Hyperlink: http://www.sba.gov

Description of the page or website: This site offers programs and services to help you start, grow and advance your business.

Title: Maryland Chamber of Commerce
Hyperlink: http://www.mdchamber.org/

Description of the page or website: The Maryland Chamber of Commerce provides value to its members by creating a strong pro-business agenda, aggressively lobbying state government to support Maryland’s business and industrial sectors, providing timely and informative communications on the issues that impact Maryland businesses and connecting members to business leaders and policy makers in Maryland.

Title: Prince Georges Chamber of Commerce
Hyperlink: http://www.pgcoc.org/
Description of the page or website: The PG Chamber of Commerce works to advance the interest of business for a vibrant Prince George’s County. It is recognized as the most effective voice for business in Prince George’s County and has dedicated itself to fostering a sound and progressive business climate for the County, as well as assuming a leadership position in identifying and resolving community issues and concerns.

Title: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy – Broken link
Hyperlink: http://www.dol.gov/odep/programs/promotin.htm – Census Bureau
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Description of the page or website: This site is where The Office of Disability Employment Policy would like to help you explore the many options available for starting a business by putting you in touch with the expert resources and financial programs used by over one million new businesses each year.

Random Stuff

      1 Title: Online Encyclopedia

 

      Hyperlink: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Description of the page or website: Find information on almost any topic in this online encyclopedia
2 Title: Understand Political Terms
Hyperlink: http://www.ircpolitics.org/glossary.html – Broken Link
3 Title: Free humorous E-Cards
Hyperlink: www.superlaugh.com – Census Bureau
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Description of the page or website: This site has 1000’s of free e-Cards and humor e-cards for birthdays, holidays, and all occasions since 1998. Join our popular free newsletter to receive updates daily!
Description of the page or website: Stop guessing what political words mean. Just look them up!
4 Title: Roommate Contracts
Hyperlink: http://www.radford.edu/~dos-web/roommate.htm
– Description doesn’t match this is a link to a college website
Description of the page or website: Make sure you and your roommate sign an agreement before you move in together.
5 Title: Hubble Space news
Hyperlink: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/
Description of the page or website: News Center is the complete collection of every Hubble Space Telescope news release and its supporting materials, along with tools and resources designed to further your knowledge of astronomy.
6 Title: United States Holocaust Museum
Hyperlink: http://www.ushmm.org
Description of the page or website: This site’s primary mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge about this unprecedented tragedy; to preserve the memory of those who suffered; and to encourage its visitors to reflect upon the moral and spiritual questions raised by the events of the Holocaust as well as their own responsibilities as citizens of a democracy.

7 Title: Picking the “Right” Search Engine
Hyperlink: http://www.internettutorials.net/engines.html – broken link
Description of the page or website: Check out this site to learn what search engine does what. Once you open the page you’ll wonder how you’ve been on the net so long without knowing some of these search engines existed.
8 Title: Something Different for Dinner
Hyperlink: http://www.kraftfoods.com/kf/ff/HolidayFocus/Entrees.htm

Description of the page or website: These recipes will have you licking your fingers

9 Title: Stop Genocide in Darfar
Hyperlink: http://www.genocideintervention.net/advocate/tenthings.php – Broken Link

Description of the page or website: This site will help you educate yourself as to what you can do to help put an end to the Senseless Killing occurring in the Sudan.
10 Title: Free E-Greeting Cards
Hyperlink: http://www.hallmark.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/category2|10001|10051|-102001|-2;-102001|products|E-Cards

Description of the page or website: This site is perfect to find the right card to send to friends, family and loved ones. Send a FREE card to celebrate, congratulate – or just say hello. Use our service to send messages to friends and family. Be sure to bookmark and come back often as we update constantly.

N/S Owners Club’s Resource list

      Title: The Life Cycle of a Small Business

Hyperlink: http://producers.halfapaycheck.com/front/index.php?cid=10829&pg=2 – Broken Link

Description of the page or website: This site was design specifically members of the N/S Owners Club. It shows an entrepreneur the life cycle of a business. Use this tutorial as a means to gauge if you’re properly prepared for the life cycle your business is currently in.
Title: Does your company have the right Website
Hyperlink: www.venticetechnologies.com – Domain no longer exists

Description of the page or website: N/S Owners Ventice Technologies can help you get your business started on the right foot with a website that reflects professionalism, presence and your company’s image. If you already have a website contact Ventice Technologies to see if you qualify to have your website assigned to one of their Account Executives.
Title: Patent and Trademark Office
Hyperlink: http://www.uspto.gov

Description of the page or website: N/S Owners please take a minute to learn about patents, trademarks, copyrights and intellectual property. While you’re there order a How to Guide and review it with your business partner(s) and/or staff.
Title: SCORE
Hyperlink: http://www.score.org/
Description of the page or website: SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs.

Title: U.S. Copyright Office
Hyperlink: http://www.copyright.gov/

Description of the page or website: Here you will find key publications, including informational circulars; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations to help you protect your business.
Title: Increase your sites visibility to the world
Hyperlink: http://www.freewebsubmission.com
Description of the page or website: This website gives you the ability to auto submit your website’s address to 20 popular search engines in about 20 seconds. All you have to do is add your URL in the URL box and follow the directions. You can also choose to submit your website’s address manually by clicking on the search engine link of your choice.

Title: 7 Secrets to Starting your Business
Hyperlink: http://www.entrepreneur.com/startingabusiness/startupbasics/article173484.html
Description of the page or website: This article will help you identify 7 important items to note when starting your business.
Title: Social Security form a Business Owners stand point
Hyperlink: http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10022.html

Description of the resource: Understand Social Security from Paying Social Security and Medicare taxes to How to report earnings.
Title: Work Site Solutions
Hyperlink: http://producers.halfapaycheck.com/front/index.php?cid=10829&pg=1- Broken Link

Description of the page or website: This site is design for business Owners. It shows entrepreneurs how they can enhance their employees’ benefits.
Title: Statistics at your fingertips
Hyperlink: http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en – Broken Link

Description of the page or website: This site conducts nearly one hundred surveys and censuses every year. The information from these surveys can help your company compose financial predictions and/or locate a potential target market.

Personal Finance

      1 Title: Significant Moments in our Lives

 

      Hyperlink: http://producers.halfapaycheck.com/front/index.php?cid=11295&pg=4 – Broken Link

Description of the page or website: This site is design for all NS members to help them understand the various life phases.
2 Title: Significant Moments in our Lives
Hyperlink: http://www.smartmoney.com/university/investing101/stocks/index.cfm?story=behave

Description of the page or website: This is your chance to understand how stocks work. Take the fear out of investing!

3 Title: Find out if you’re in debt
Hyperlink: http://www.queendom.com/tests/minitests/fx/debt.html
Description of the page or website: Take this test to see if you’re in debt, but remember it’s just for fun. If you want to set up an appointment with a professional financial consultant just click the, Ask an Expert link.
4 Title: See what’s happening in the Market
Hyperlink: http://www.investors.com/default.asp – Broken link
Description of the page or website: This site features stock quotes, charts, business news, investment advice, market research and a stock market learning center.
5 Title: If you couldn’t work
Hyperlink: http://producers.halfapaycheck.com/front/index.php?cid=10831&pg=8 – Broken Link

Description of the page or website: This site is design to bring awareness to individuals who believe nothing could ever happen to them. It is a calculator designed to show them what would happen if they were ever disabled.

6 Title: What’s right for you a Roth or Traditional IRA?

Hyperlink: http://www.planningtips.com/cgi-bin/roth.pl
Description of the page or website: This page contains a calculator that is designed to assist you in determining the benefits, if any, of rolling your traditional IRA funds into a Roth IRA. As with any tax planning, there are several variables unique to your financial situation you should consider before making a decision such as this. Therefore Nexus Society urges you seek the assistance of a professional financial consultant to help you make you the right decision.

7 Title: News every investor should know
Hyperlink: http://www.investorwords.com
Description of the page or website: This site provides subject glossaries that deliver an in-depth look at the terminology associated with a specific investing or financial topics. Visit this site to find out the definitions to financial words from Above Par to Zero Coupon Bonds

8 Title: What can your TSP do?
Hyperlink: http://www.tsp.gov/index.html – Broken Link
Description of the page or website: Learn the features of a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).
9 Title: Framed Stock Certificates as Gifts
Hyperlink: http://www.giveashare.com

Description of the page or website: Buy a Framed Stock Certificate as a Unique Gift and give the gift of ownership.
10 Title: Stock Market 101
Hyperlink: http://www.smartmoney.com/university/Investing101/ – couldn’t open

Description of the page or website: Make today the day you learn about the stock market.

Title: Give stock as gift
Hyperlink: http://www.oneshare.com – Site Undergoing maintenance

Description of the page or website: Give gifts of ownership.

Fun

      1 Title: Are you destined to be single?

 

      Hyperlink: http://www.queendom.com/tests/minitests/fx/single.html

Description of page or website: How far will you go to find Mr./Ms. Right? Take this quick test to find out if you are destined to be single.
2 Title: Our MySpace Community
Hyperlink: http://www.myspace.com/nexussociety – Wouldn’t open

Description of the page or website: This is our MySpace community. Check out who our members are and join in on the fun.

3 Title: The Road Rage Tests
Hyperlink: http://www.queendom.com/tests/minitests/fx/road_rage.html

Description of page or website: Are you in denial about your Road Rage? Do your friends always tell you that you that you need to calm down while you’re driving? Take this quick test just for fun to find out if you really have road rage.

4 Title: Travel Ideas
Hyperlink: www.NexusSocietyTravel.com – Not able to find

Description of the resource: Use this site to book your travel tickets to destinations around the world. Compare the prices to any online booking service out there. Book dinner for the evening, golf with the friends, a weekend get away with the crew, a summer vacation with the family or a romantic excursion with that special someone.

5 Title: Crossword Puzzles
Hyperlink: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/03/10/opinion/main543377.shtml

Description of the page or website: Free crossword puzzles
6 Title: Are you likely to make a Booty-call?
Hyperlink: http://www.queendom.com/tests/minitests/fx/booty_call.html

Description of page or website: Are you likely to make a Booty call?
Take this quick test to find out if you are the type that likes to their options open.
7 Title: Spades
Hyperlink: http://cbsgames.com/games/play/slsp – Broken Link

Description of the page or website: Play a game of spades with other online opponents.
8 Title: The Friendship Tests
Hyperlink: http://www.queendom.com/tests/minitests/fx/humor.html

Description of page or website: Is Camaraderie your specialty? Take this quick test to find out if you’re a good friend or not. Go ahead…humor us!
9 Title: Wheel of Fortune
Hyperlink: http://familyfun.go.com/games/online-games/feature/online_games/play_now.html?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fswitchboard.real.com%2Farcade%2Ffeeds.html%3Ftps%3Ddisney_%26client%3Dweb%26partner%3D1%26action%3Dlaunch_web_game%26gameid%3Dwheeloffortune%26shockwave%3D1%26java%3D1%26web_play_url%3D1 – Broken Link

Description of page or website: See if you can solve the phrase in this version of one of the world’s most popular game shows.

10 Title: The Sense of Humor Tests
Hyperlink: http://www.queendom.com/tests/minitests/fx/humor.html

Description of page or website: Do you have a sense of humor? Take this quick test just for fun to find out. Go ahead…humor us!

Title: Lingo
Hyperlink: http://games.aol.com/play/lingo – Broken Link

Description of page or website: First find the letters then guess the word!
Title: Tetris
Hyperlink: http://www.freeworldgroup.com/games/tetrisflash/index.html

Description of page or website: Shaped blocks fall into a pit where you must arrange them so they fit neatly — a sort of juggling in one direction. The more blocks you can place into a horizontal line simultaneously, the more you score.

Physical Fitness

      1 Title: Are you a Couch Potato

 

      Hyperlink: http://www.queendom.com/tests/minitests/fx/couch_potato.html

Description of page or website: Take a minute and find out if you’re a Couch Potato? Take this quick test to find out if you need to be exercising more.

2 Title: See what Kraft has on the menu
Hyperlink: http://cheftotherescue.msn.com – Unable to find

Description of the page or website: This visually pleasing website list some unique recipes you can make with carious Kraft dressings.

3 Title: Let’s Count those Calories
Hyperlink: http://www.caloriesperhour.com/index_burn.html

Description of the page or website: Come here to learn how much you burn per hour on the bike or walking or running. The information that you get from this site will give you the opportunity to start designing workout plans around your desired weight loss. However, Nexus Society still suggests you seek the advice of a licensed professional. You can send and e-mail to the Ask an Expert with any questions you may have.
4 Title: Six Pack of Abs
Hyperlink: http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Six-Pack-Abs

Description of the page or website: Get six pack abs while you strengthen your abdominal muscles and lose body fat. The concepts are simple, but putting them into action isn’t. It will take dedication, willpower, patience and time to get a six pack but in the end, the effort is well worth it!

5 Title: How to Increase Your Muscle Mass
Hyperlink: http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Strong-Muscles

Description of the resource: If you’re a male, you might want to consider lifting around 0:00 am because your testosterone will be at its highest levels and most useful at creating muscle mass.

6 Title: Prevent Bone Density deterioration
Hyperlink: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0NAH/is_7_33/ai_107637376 – Search engine

Description of the resource: you can reclaim your Bone Density loss just by beefing up your everyday activities. For every 1 percent of bone you restore with exercise, you decrease your chance of breaking a bone by 5 percent.
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7 Title: Fun and Exercise
Hyperlink: http://outside.away.com/outside/bodywork/200505/fitness-guide-2.html – Broken Link

Description of the resource: Keep your Mojo Flowing by having fun while you exercise. Stay with your game and maintain long-term commitment to fitness inspired by sports, you need to enjoy what you do and set attainable goals to keep yourself motivated. Here you’ll find a sport-by-sport guide to putting these elements for success into enjoyable practice.

Etiquette

      1 Title: Take the Etiquette Tests

 

      Hyperlink: http://www.queendom.com/tests/minitests/fx/etiquette.html

Description of page or website: Do you have a sense of decorum, which is the code that governs the expectations of proper social behavior a.k.a. the conventional norm? Take this quick test just for fun to find out. Go ahead…humor us!

2 Title: Proper Business Attire and Etiquette
Hyperlink: http://tcbsolutions.net.phtemp.com/Proper_Attire_and_etiquette_for_men_and_women.pdf

Description of page or website: Learn what is considered proper and improper business attire and etiquette. Find out everything from what shoes to wear to what jewelry to wear.

3 Title: Proper Break-up Etiquette
Hyperlink: http://www.askmen.com/dating/curtsmith_150/154c_dating_advice.html

Description of page or website: Tips to Safeguard & Maintain Your Reputation after a Break-up

4 Title: Should He or She Pay for Dinner
Hyperlink: http://personals.aol.com/dating-advice/sugar-spice/pays-first-date?ncid=AOLCOMMglobCRSSaoln0102 – No longer exists

Description of page or website: Who should pay for dinner him or her?

5 Title: The Toilet seat Up or Down
Hyperlink: http://www.drdaveanddee.com/toilet.html

Description of resource: Let’s see what everyone else has to say about how to leave the toilet seat.

6 Title: Tie-a-Tie
Hyperlink: http://www.totieatie.com

Description of page or website: This site will show you more ways to tie-a-tie than you knew existed. Give it a quick click before you go on your next date, she will definitely be impressed.

7 Title: A Kiss isn’t just a Kiss
Hyperlink: http://www.isnare.com/?aid=21689&ca=Etiquette

Description of page or website: Many cultures have customary kissing etiquettes. The French for instance kiss twice when they greet someone, once on each cheek. The Dutch kiss three times and in sunny California they touch cheek to cheek and say “mwouah”. This site will explain when you should be doing what.
8 Title: Stand up or stay seated
Hyperlink: http://www.links2love.com/etiquette_dating.htm

Description of page or website: This site will explain when you should stand up, open the door and some other beliefs about what to do when dating.

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