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Facebook fuelling divorce, research claims

Facebook is being cited in almost one in five of online divorce petitions, lawyers have claimed.
Facebook fuelling divorce, research claims
Suspicious spouses have also used the websites to find evidence of flirting and even affairs which have led to divorce. Photo: GETTY IMAGES
The social networking site, which connects old friends and allows users to make new ones online, is being blamed for an increasing number of marital breakdowns.
Divorce lawyers claim the explosion in the popularity of websites such as Facebook and Bebo is tempting to people to cheat on their partners.
Suspicious spouses have also used the websites to find evidence of flirting and even affairs which have led to divorce.
One law firm, which specialises in divorce, claimed almost one in five petitions they processed cited Facebook.
Mark Keenan, Managing Director of Divorce-Online said: "I had heard from my staff that there were a lot of people saying they had found out things about their partners on Facebook and I decided to see how prevalent it was I was really surprised to see 20 per cent of all the petitions containing references to Facebook.
"The most common reason seemed to be people having inappropriate sexual chats with people they were not supposed to."
Flirty emails and messages found on Facebook pages are increasingly being cited as evidence of unreasonable behaviour.
Computer firms have even cashed in by developing software allowing suspicious spouses to electronically spy on someone's online activities.
One 35-year-old woman even discovered her husband was divorcing her via Facebook.
Conference organiser Emma Brady was distraught to read that her marriage was over when he updated his status on the site to read: "Neil Brady has ended his marriage to Emma Brady."
Last year a 28-year-old woman ended her marriage after discovering her husband had been having a virtual affair with someone in cyberspace he had never met.
Amy Taylor 28, split from David Pollard after discovering he was sleeping with an escort in the game Second Life, a virtual world where people reinvent themselves.
Around 14 million Britons are believed to regularly use social networking sites to communicate with old friends or make new ones.
The popularity of the Friends Reunited website several years ago was also blamed for a surge in divorces as bored husbands and wives used it to contact old flames and first loves.
The UK's divorce rate has fallen in recent years, but two in five marriages are still failing according the latest statistics

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Volume 1
1. Revelation
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4. Ablution (Wudu')
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6. Menstrual Periods
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8. Prayer (Salat)
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10. Times of the Prayer
11. Call to Prayer
12. Characteristics of Prayer
Volume 2
13. Friday Prayer
14. Fear Prayer
15. The Two Festivals (Eids)
16. Witr Prayer
17. Dua' for Rain (Istisqaa)
18. Eclipses
19. Prostration
20. Shortening Prayers
21. Night Prayer (Tahajjud)
22. Actions while Praying
23. Funerals (Al-Janaa'iz)
24. Tax (Zakat)
25. Tax (Zakat ul Fitr)
26. Pilgrimmage (Hajj)
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27. Minor Pilgrimmage
28. Pilgrims Prevented
29. Prilgrims Hunting Penalty
30. Virtues of Madinah
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Why Consider Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft

Why Consider Protecting Yourself Against Identity Theft

Identity theft is a serious, but common crime.  According to a 2009 study, over 10 million Americans had experienced some sort of identity theft.  This equates to about 1 in every 10 consumers.   Because of that fact alone, it is important that you take steps to protect yourself against identity theft.
The reality is that the proactive approach to this problem is much easier that dealing with the problem once you've become a victim.  Not only can identity theft cause you financial and emotional heartache, but it can also take up a considerable amount of time and money to "fix" the problem.

A friend of mine had her identity stolen several years back. The criminal that stole her identity was able to take out loans and purchase thousands of dollars of items using her credit and her name.  She was left making phone calls to fix the problems and dealing with creditors demanding payment.  It took at one point about 10 hours per week simply to deal with the phone calls she received or had to make to creditors.  It took more hours to contact the credit agencies and fill out more paperwork.  The last time I spoke with her, she was still reeling from the consequences of the situation.
Protecting your credit card from Identity Thieves.

There are some simple ways.  You can make sure to shred all sensitive documentation before disposing of it.  You can also put fraud alerts on your credit cards or ask if your credit card company offers such a program.  This means that if your credit card company notices changes in your spending patterns, they will contact you to check and see if you in fact made the purchases.  Recently, my husband was out of the country on business and took the credit card.  I didn't think much of it until I got a call from the credit card company asking if the charges were valid!

Another simple way to protect your credit is to use only secure sites when shopping online.  This way, you can be assured that your information will be protected.
Be sure to check your credit report frequently.  All consumers in the United States are able to obtain one free copy per year.  However, you can sign up with a service to check your credit report more often than that.  Make note of any newly opened accounts and take steps to check out the information.

Finally, you might want to sign up for a credit protection service like LifeLock.  These services will help you to protect your identity and take steps to fix you're the situation if there are problems.

Talking about identity theft, have you ever heard of the phrase that attacking is often the best defense? Why not learn the people search techniques various people use to find someone and apply them to yourself? That way you can see what's available and take any necessary action to protect your private data.

Tips for Eye Care

With so many of us spending lots of time in front of the computer every day it comes to no surprise that research is showing a rise in visual problems. What can one do? First, it's important to find out how you can protect your eyes through eye health exams and by making a few minor changes in your computer viewing habits.

Here are some helpful Eye Care Tips -
Positioning is everything
Correct positioning of your computer, keyboard and typing copy is essential. Your screen should be positioned about an arm's length from your eyes and 20 degrees below eye level. Consider foot and wrist rests for added comfort.
Lighting can make all the difference
Room lighting should be diffuse, not direct, to reduce glare and reflections from your screen. Look into an internal or external glare screen and be sure to set your colour, contrast and brightness levels to suit you.
A little extra help for your glasses
Anti-reflective coatings on the lenses of your glasses can be applied by your optometrist to reduce discomfort and to ease reduced vision from bright and/or flickering light sources such as VDTs and fluorescent lights. And don't forget, your doctor of optometry can talk to you about eyeglasses designed specifically for people who use computers a lot.
Take time out, our 20-20-20 rule
Step I :-
After every 20 minutes of looking into the computer screen, turn your
Head and try to look at any object placed at least 20 feet away. This
Changes the focal length of your eyes, a must-do for the tired eyes.

Step II :-
Try and blink your eyes for 20 times in succession, to moisten them.

Step III :-
Time permitting of course, one should walk 20 paces after every 20 minutes
Of sitting in one particular posture. Helps blood circulation for the entire body.
It's all in the blinking
Did you know that on average we blink 12 times per minute? But wait, did you know that when we're on the computer we only blink 5 times per minute? That can add up to dry eyes. Relieve the discomfort by using artificial tear drops or gels and remember to blink!
Sit straight at your workstation and rub your palms against each other till you feel them warm. The warmth of your palms helps soothe and relax tired eyes. Then, lightly cup your eyes with your palms and relax for 60 seconds. Count the seconds in your mind. Repeat this exercise two to three times whenever your eyes feel tired, or as often as you want. While palming, you can either rest your elbows on your desk or keep away from the desk and cup your eyes. Both ways are fine.
Splash water on your face
During breaks, splash water on your face while closing your eyes. This has an overall relaxing effect and helps you feel refreshed.
Use tea bags
Keep two used tea bags in the refrigerator before you leave for work. Once you are home, place the tea bags on your eyes for a few minutes as you relax. This not only soothes tired eyes, but also reduces puffiness.
Eat healthy
Incorporate Vitamins A, C, and E on a daily basis; eat citrus fruits, green leafy veggies, tomatoes, spinach, poultry and dairy products. Pack a box of chopped carrots, cucumber and fresh fruits and munch in-between meals at the office.
Have a nice day!!!!