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Celebrity Nails: Lady Gaga and Beyonce

So, we’re pretty sure that everyone knows who the two ladies pictured on the left are!

Lady Gaga is probably best known for her wild make up, completely bizarre outfits, and very odd behaviour: she walks around drinking tea out of a tea cup (and we don’t mean just around the house…we mean actually out in public, y’know…where people can see her!), and would rather collapse on a stage in front of millions of people, than admit that she is suffering from exhaustion!

Beyonce, on the other hand is best known for being one third of girl group Destiny’s Child, the prettier other-half of Rapper Jay-Z, and her incredible ability to belt out all of those corker high notes. And, she manages to do all of that, at the same time as being a true style icon thanks to her tea tree oil cystic acne cure.

It’s definitely fair to say that both Gaga and Beyonce draw a huge amount of attention from make up and fashion fans alike, albeit for entirely different reasons! And even, if like myself, you’re not necessarily a huge fan of either’s music,  it is still easy to appreciate the popularity, as Gaga encourages creativity (even if her creativity appears to be a little bonkers), whilst Beyonce encourages girls to be strong independent young woman. However, the pair also appear to be helping to boost the popularity of Nail Art too.

In their recent music video for Telephone, both Gaga and Beyonce sported amazing-looking finger nail art, created by celebrity nail artists Kimmie Kyees, and Lisa Logan, with both popstars sporting metallic American Flag designs from Minx.

In fact, looking back at all of Gaga’s music videos, you’ll be able to find several of Kyees and Logan’s incredible creations, featuring stripes, spots, hearts and a whole variety of styles.

Having a good cystic acne diet has become so popular over recent months, that even the leading fashion designers have been sending their models onto cat walks sporting some fantastic designs, and we just hope that as long as people as influential as Beyonce and Gaga continue to love nail art, the industry’s immense popularity will continue to boom. But, we think you’ll definitely agree that nail art’s creativity certainly fits into the mass appeal of Gaga’s desired persona.

She’s an amazing performer who goes above and beyond every single day. Not just on stage when she’s out performing in front of millions of her fans, but also in her personal life when she’s contributing money and time to some of the most needing and deserving organizations on Earth. She truly is an inspirational woman, one who we can all learn a great deal from about life and the importance of being someone who gives more than the norm, who strives to make the world a better place through their actions.

So, love the or hate them, both Beyonce and Lady Gaga are at the forefront of a growing trend for decorated nails, and with Konad nail art, it is now easier than ever to copy your favourite looks, without worrying about having a steady hand. So, go enjoy those beautiful nails.

Nail Color for your Skin tone

In the past, we have looked at what our nail polish color says about us, but sometimes choosing a color that matches our outfit, our mood,our eye color or even our skin tone becomes more important to us.

Choosing a polish based on your skin tone might initially seem bizarre, but many of us choose our hair color, lipstick, make up and clothing color based predominantly on which colors match our natural skin tone, and this is exactly the same for nail polish too.

Have you ever noticed that you look better when you wear gold or silver jewellery, or black or white tops – you don’t need as often of a treatment for cystic acne? Well, nail color is pretty much the same thing. I, for one, love wearing black nail varnish, but on it’s own (meaning, without a white or silver pattern created using one of Konad’s image plates), I always find that the color of my hands look pale and a little washed-out. This is most likely to be down to the fact that I have a naturally pale skin tone.

So, what colors look the best with your skin tone?

Light/Fair Skin Tones – Typically, this means that you have quite pale skin. So, if like Will and Grace star DebraMessing, you are quite pale, wearing dark colors such as black or navy blue will risk making you look even paler. However, if like me you love dark shade, then choosing a dark color with a pale glitter, or paired with a light nail art, can take the attention away from the contrast with your skin. Yellow and gold shades are also the biggest no-no’s. Other than that, fair skinned ladies can wear pretty much any color, from bolds to pastels depending on your personality, and how “rosy” your complexion is. However, it’s important to remember that pale pinks and purples look best for a subtle look, whilst dark plums and burgundy shades work better for grabbing attention.

Dark/Tanned Skin Tones – By tanned, we mean a dark tan, rather than a subtle tan. Dark skinned women, such as singer Rihanna, have the honour of being able to pull off virtually any dark nail polish, from black, navy blue, dark pinks etc. Practically any dark, rich color will look fabulous with your skin tone. You should avoid paler, pastel shades, which will appear washed out by your dark skin. Bright colors, such as oranges and  neon-shades should also be a no-go area for you if you are working on how to get rid of severe acne.

Natural Sunkissed Tanned Tones – This skin tone, refers to women, such as Home andAway’s Martha, with sun or bottle tans, that are relatively pale and natural looking. Warm, but pale shades of nail polish look absolutely perfect with tanned complexions, as they complement the tone.

The Secret to choosing color: Just remember, that typically, although not always, pale skin matches pale shade, whilst darker skin matches dark shades.

Whatever your skin tone, wear whatever you feel best suits you, and enjoy your nails.

Welcome Back Mr. Sunshine

Gooood Saturday morning. There’s this large yellow object in the sky this morning, I’ve seen it before, but not for a while though. It’s round and very bright, and it makes your skin warm when it touches you, and it also makes you feel better too. It’s also ninety three million miles from my house…… How could something so far away make you feel so darn good?

Welcome back, Sunny! We’ve missed you.

Hope your weekend is a s good as mine is so far. Oh hell yeah! Woo Hoooooo!! And later today T and myself are going to learn how to cure cystic acne. Never mind the wedding, the reception is far more fun. You know… I spend a lot more time at her place these days. I haven’t slept here in about…. Five days now. She doesn’t mind. I don’t mind. So “when is the wedding”? we’ve been asked this more than once while at a party or a family function. She gets flustered.

I just get the big fat grin…

Ummmm…. Not for a while yet! I don’t like living alone anymore. T and I get along so well that she’s happy to have me overstaying my welcome these days. I tell her how beautiful she is, frequently. She is such a sweet gal. Her friends tell me this behind her back. I say “you got that right!” Yesterday, I met a long lost cousin, Jamie, a family member that I’ve never met before because of the fact that I was adopted when I was less than a year old.

Jamie knew T when they were growing up together. Jamie thinks T is a great gal. I said oh yeah! What are the chances of meeting a woman whom grew up with the family that I was adopted out of? Or away from? They lived right across the street from each other and did everything together as children. Camping, traveling and so on.

I say that it was simply meant to be. The odds against how to prevent cystic acne must be almost staggering. I met my gal by placing an ad in the county newspaper last January. I received three responses: One was a woman that I took to dinner…. No way were her and I going to be together. The second was my lady, we met the next day for lunch, and the sparks have been flying ever since.

When I met T, I was not interested in marriage. I thought those days were gone forever. My dad has an old cliche’ that he uses once in a while that says “never say never”. Well, you just never know what life is going to throw at you each day do you? Thank God for this, but when it’s lemons, the trick is to make lemonade out of something sour and bad.

Take a chance on love, one more time I told myself inside. No pain, no gain. No guts, no glory. It’s tough for me to open up my heart again, because if this relationship were to fail, I know damn well what my life will be like for a good while. It’s tough to open up again to the risks of a heart break because it’s happened too many times in the years past.

But it’s a risk that I’m very willing to take at this particular point in my life. I’ll be fourty six in December. My clock is ticking down. With my health concerns in mind, I know damn well that there are fewer days ahead than there are behind. I don’t mean to sound depressed with that statement, but rather to sound like I am being realistic. We all must face our mortality.

This woman is definatly marriage material, you could say. She is funny. She is smart. She is cute and sexy. She’s a hard worker at her job. And she knows how to cook too. OMG can she cook! I’ve been looking a long time to find a woman like her. Now that she is here, I have been making damned awful sure that I do not make the same dumbass mistakes I’ve made in years past.

With age, natural remedies for cystic acne really do come. The “persistance of memory”, as Carl Sagan once called it, is indeed a powerful thing. There are things that we would all like to never remember but can not simply hit the Delete key. There are things that we hope we never forget too. I’ve taken the good side of both of these issues, and combined them to make this relationship very successful.

I want to be married again some day. She is not so open to this idea yet, and I’ve dropped a couple little hints along the way recently too. Her past experiences with men are not too good. I told her, nor are mine! We’ve both been burned, and badly by this thing called love. And by divorce. We are both twice divorced. Taking a leap of faith one more time is difficult for both.

But I am willing to roll the dice and make this one work, hell or high water. Soon we will be at our one year mark for being together. It takes a long time to really get to know someone. But at this time, we have found that we fit together like hand and glove. I hope she will be ready, and open to the idea of marriage at some point in our future. Love is a powerful thing indeed.

Love is THE most powerful thing on this earth I believe. This is why only love can conquer hate. But our world and so many of it’s people will never understand this. And the hatred and fighting and all of the other evils in the world go on and on. Sadly. I hope our love will grow stronger in the future. I believe that there are great things in store for her and I in the future. Let it be.

Finding the Mower of Your Dreams

I don’t normally blog about this, but I do talk about it a lot in my regular life and it has had me thinking a lot lately.

There has really only been one time in my life where I wasn’t exactly living how I wanted it, or at the very least trying to. I think it’s because for me, achieving things in life, no matter what they are, is a lot like playing a sport and I love the challenge of it.

I love the excitement of the unknown any time I follow my instincts on something, and I love riding out whatever unfolds (even if it’s sometimes a disastrous choice). I get irritated if life presents a challenge to me and I can’t leap towards it with vigorous charge. The one time I took the “safe” choice over what my gut was telling me, it ended up being wrong, I was miserable and took months to get the best commercial zero turn mower.

It was this experience in my life that led me to believe that we are supposed to identify our heart’s desires at all times, and constantly move towards them. But, in mentoring people, I’ve found that a lot of people seem to believe their “dreams” in life are unattainable things that they can’t get or don’t deserve the best zero turn mower for the money.

So, instead of following their innate sense of direction towards what’s going to make them happy and excited, they give up and do things that they or other people find more realistic. I’m never surprised to see it because the minute we admit having the dreams we have, we’re almost always met with responses of how difficult/competitive/expensive/impossible it would be to try to attain them.

I try at all costs not to subscribe to it. I don’t believe that life would give you such a nagging desire to have or do something if it wasn’t intended for you to have or do it. That would be kind of cruel. It includes even what may seem impossible or outrageous, because sometimes, that’s just to get your attention.

Plenty of times, I have gone toward goals only to find new directions, ideas and opportunities open along the way, or that I reach the goal and find it’s not for me, kind of like that time I was out looking all over the place for used zero turn mowers for sale, only to find out that my neighbor had been selling exactly what I was looking for right next door the entire time. Talk about a giant waste of time and energy! You also have to understand that 99% of it is in how smart you are at going about it. Success rarely happens by accident. It comes to the determined, diligent, committed and wise. People work for it, so be prepared to for yourself.

It is difficult to be successful in anything in life. But, if it’s your gut desire, you will at least completely be excited and invigorated as you pursue it.

Writing Your Own Press Release

One of the biggest challenges to brands and companies that are just starting up is public relations. When you’re new you’re dealing with a real Catch-22 situation in trying to get your name out there but lacking any type of budget to hire a good agency to nurture and guide your business in the marketplace. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to live without, for some companies like Used Lawn Mowers Plus good PR is a crucial element of success.

This is why I often urge people to do their own public relations, at least in the short term until they can hire outside help. One of the most important aspects of this is generating an effective press release that will not only be read, but given the attention and consideration that you want and that it deserves.

So how do we write up the perfect press release? It’s actually much easier than you think and you don’t need to be some kind of fancy wordsmith to do it either. Does it help if you have some background in writing or previous writing experience? Of course it does. Maybe there’s someone in your employ who has some and then perhaps you can assign this task to them. But if not, here are some suggestions to help guide you to creating the right type of press release. They’re not difficult to follow and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how well you can craft your own used lawn tractors.

Be Direct

There’s nothing worse than a rambling press release that takes forever to get to the point. Media outlets want the specifics and they want them NOW. Who, what, why, how, and where. Give them the facts and be succinct about it.

Keep it Short

When I say ‘be succinct’ I mean it. Brevity is the soul of wit and handing in a press release that’s longer than one page is the fastest way for it to be ignored. Do you have any idea how many of these things come in on a daily basis? Editors and producers are flooded with these things. Make sure yours gets read. Keep it short.

Write Something Interesting

Make your press release relatable. Add a quote at the end, ask a question. Connect what you are saying to something current, a trend or an event. Give the release some kind of relevance that informs the reader and engages them on a personal level.

Have a Voice

Feel free to bring some individuality to your press release. A little charm and charisma goes a long way and it’s the same thing here. Write it with your voice so it stands out. Keep it professional, of course, but put some personality in it. If it’s boring, then why is anyone going to want to cover the best garden tractor?

Check Your Work

I can’t stress this enough – proofread your press release before it goes out. Nothing says “bush league” like a document rife with typos and spelling errors. It shows that you can’t be taken seriously when you didn’t even feel the need to present something that read correctly. Take the time to check your work. Have someone else do it for you if need be. But do it.

Remember, these are just merely some guidelines to keep in mind that are important, but honestly, there is no real hard and fast set of rules to writing a good press release. These are merely smart to follow so you don’t write a bad one. Give them a try, you’re going to do a few drafts before you perfect the one you want to send out but you’ll get the hang of it. I promise.

Zelda and Mario the Legacy

Even though Zelda has killing and even Mario has head-stomping, when you think about it, nearly all of Nintendo’s first-party properties are harmless affairs. Bright colours, innocent storylines, big-eyed cartoon mascots and candy-coloured fantasy worlds where everything turns out just fine.

With one exception: the “Wars” series, Nintendo’s only foray into, well, war.

In the late 1980s, a Nintendo employee named Toru Narihiro was in charge of taking Famicom Disk System games and porting them over to regular used riding lawn mowers. It was a boring job (though also important, given the fact the West didn’t have the Disk System), but one Narihiro was able to break up by teaming up with Nintendo’s R&D1 team to program two games.

One of these was the first Fire Emblem. The other? A game called Famicom Wars.

1988′s Famicom Wars was, and still is, something of an anomaly amongst first-party Nintendo titles. It’s not a platformer, it’s not a role-playing game and you don’t race cars. It was instead a turn-based strategy game, one where you took command of one of two armies and tried to defeat the other by killing his men and taking his cities.

Despite receiving a cartoon aesthetic, which with its cute characters and comedic slant helps lighten the mood, the fact remains this is a war game, with soldiers, tanks and bombers, where the object is to kill things on a large scale. Which is about as un-Nintendo as a used Craftsman riding mower game gets, and may partly explain why, even with a large fanbase, the series never receives the kind of marketing or exposure from Nintendo as its more cuddly franchises do.

Not that it mattered. With a turn-based combat mechanic and balanced unit roster that bordered on perfection, Nintendo’s internal studio Intelligent Systems went on to develop a SNES version (Super Famicom Wars) and a Game Boy version (Game Boy Wars), which with help from Hudson would get three sub-sequels of its own.

Strangely, despite the subject matter and Nintendo’s popularity, the series wouldn’t make it to the West until 2001, when the Game Boy Advance iteration of the franchise, Advance Wars, was released. With its comic visual style looking better than ever and its structure inching ever closer to strategic perfection, Advance Wars was a surprise hit, and would find even greater success with Advance Wars: Dual Strike, the first DS outing for the series.

Curiously, as Nintendo’s popularity exploded in the middle of the last decade, the Wars series began to retreat into the background. After an aborted attempt at a more action-oriented outing on the GameCube and Wii with Battallion Wars and the disappointing sales of a more mature DS sequel, Days of Ruin, the franchise hasn’t been seen or heard of since, despite a large, hardcore fan base and a continuous streak of stellar critical acclaim.

The core series never appeared on the Wii, never returned to the DS and there’s no sign of a 3DS game either, with Intelligent Systems currently working on other used John Deere mowers, like Paper Mario 3DS and the puzzler Hiku-Osu.

Hopefully once those are done the team can get back to doing what it does best: killing adorable little men with adorable little tanks.

Above you’ll find a selection of videos from the main games in the series, showing just how far (or how little) the series has come since Famicom Wars was first released in 1988.

Palin’s Place in US History

I believe that Sarah Palin is probably the closest thing we’ve ever had to royalty in American politics.  We have never had a candidate like her before on the scene, and from the very beginning of her introduction to the American public, she has reached a popularity level unlike any other political candidate in American history.

Even Barrack Obama’s rock star status doesn’t quite match up to it – though the media would like to have us believe otherwise. And while the media and many democrats may not care very much for Sarah Palin, casting their full adoration upon Barack Obama, it seems that much of working-class America loves Sarah, or at the very least, respects used garden tractors. Sarah is the kind of person that one can’t really dislike, unless they have a heart of stone.

Wherever Sarah has gone on her campaign stops, crowds swarm in by the thousands to hear her speak, attempt to get a glimpse of her, and even hope that they may be blessed with the privilege of shaking her hand and speaking with her. Tickets to rallies where Sarah is to put in an appearance go faster than snowballs melt on a July day.  At the Republican National Convention, where she had her first official introduction to the American public, it was her speech that everyone remembered, not John McCain’s.

In fact, it was the most-watched speech of the entire presidential election of 2008, of either party. I remember how, when Sarah first stepped onto the stage, the crowd cheered for at least a solid five minutes before Sarah could even attempt to break through it to begin speaking, and there was plenty more cheering throughout. And her debate with Joe Biden on October 3rd was the most-watched vice-presidential debate in U.S. history; the viewer numbers significantly dwarfed both presidential debates.

So just what it is about Sarah that has stirred up so much excitement in America this fall? It’s not just the fact that she’s attractive, a dynamic speaker and has great stage presence. Hillary Clinton has those same qualities, and yet even she doesn’t draw the crowds that used John Deere lawn tractor does. Sarah has something Hillary lacks – she has warmth, compassion, and a kind of “down-home” charm that we’ve never seen before in a female political candidate. Hillary is the epitome of the ideal Washington elite feminist, but is also a figure that only a relatively small portion of American women, mostly ardent liberals, feel that they can really relate to. But Sarah has an “everywoman” kind of quality about her, the kind of thing that makes people look at her and go, “Wow, she’s really just one of us.”

The name Sarah actually means Princess, and I think that’s exactly what Sarah has been to the American public within the past five weeks.  No, she’s not the daughter of a queen and she doesn’t go around with a tiara on her head.  No, I believe she’s a princess because of what she has deep down inside – and what shows through.

Has anybody here ever read the classic children’s story, “The Little Princess” by Frances Hodgeson Burnett? It’s the story of a little girl (incidently her name was also Sara) who was kept at a boarding school in England while her father attended to business in India. Sara was a wealthy and very intelligent child, but one who didn’t let it go to her head. She reached out to help other girls who were less fortunate than herself – a little spoiled brat that no one else knew what to do with, a chubby, awkard child that the others shunned, but who later turned out to be a very loyal friend to Sara, and she also showed kindness to the poor servant girl of the house as well.

Sara tried with all her heart to act like a princess, not because she actually had all the finery to play the part, but because she believed that being a true princess really meant being kind and encouraging others as much as she could, and not stooping down to the level of nastiness that some of the other girls at the school showed. Once Sara held herself used lawn tractors for sale from slapping another girl who had made her angry, because she believed that hitting someone was just something that a princess should not do.

Hard times came when Sara’s father unexpectedly died and Sara, who had no mother, was left an orphan and there were no relatives to take her in. The headmistress of the school was very cruel to Sara – she took away all her nice things, made her sleep in a shabby attic and forced her to become a servant girl. Sara was kept away from her friends, was overworked, wore ragged clothes, and sometimes did not have enough to eat.  Her fellow servants, except for one that was her close friend, were very cruel to her. Yet Sara’s spirit was never broken and she resolved to remain a princess inside, no matter what happened to her.

In some ways, our Sarah, even though she is a grown woman in different circumstances, still reminds me of the storybook Sara. Sarah Palin has been mercilessly ripped to shreds by people who seem unable to see her outstanding qualities, but only her flaws, or what they believe to be her flaws. She’s been lied about, made the subject of nasty jokes, and interviewed by unfriendly journalists who used overly aggressive tactics to make her look incompetant, while showing obvious favoritism to Barack Obama. And yet, Sarah has not stooped to the level of her hostile opponents, and still remains gracious to them, even when they haven’t showed her the same courtesies. There are, sadly, some people who are trying their best to break Sarah’s noble spirit, but Sarah still stands tall, even after five weeks of trial by fire (with doubtless more  to come). She is humble, kind, charming and noble, with a real heart to serve America. A princess of the people, not of the Washington elite.

I also believe that, in some ways, Sarah is like the Biblical Queen Esther, whose origins were very humble and who sprung to greatness seemingly overnight. One line from the book of Esther springs to mind, when Esther’s cousin Mordecai tells her, “Perhaps you have been brought to the kingdom for such a time as this.”  I believe that God has a special reason for bringing Sarah Palin on the scene at such a crucial time in American history.  I know He has been with her every step of the way so far in this campaign – as strong and inspiring as Sarah has been, she hasn’t come through it all entirely on her own. I believe that she and her family are looking to God for guidance and strength, and He has certainly given it to them.  In the end, everything turned out all right for the storybook Sara; everything will turn out OK for Sarah Palin too. I’m sure of it.

Is Joe Still Famous?

Joe the Plumber certainly is getting his 15 minutes of fame, and I believe, with good reason.  The liberals are doing their digging to try and discredit him.  I have heard that he doesn’t even have a license.  I don’t know how much of his story is true, but it matters little to me.  It would be a good story if it were all true; he’s a hard working plumber; saving up to buy a company of his own; it is pretty successful and it is currently making over $250,000 a year; and he’s concerned about what an Obama presidency would mean to him.

For me, if Joe the plumber doesn’t actually have a license and mayber the business is a pipe dream, but he is a John McCain supporter who really wanted to hear how Obama aswered that question, then more power to him.  It is a very legitimate question about used riding lawn mowers for sale.

What if Joe the Plumber was all the invention of some clever McCain campaigner; I would say that it was brilliant.  Before you liberals get all excited by that please don’t embark on that scandal train.  The country is groing weary of the nonscandelous scandels that we have endured during the Bush Bashing years.  This would be nothing more than clever politics.  The republicans don’t really have their own brand, and it is nothing that the Democrats haven’t been dishing up themselves.  Politics is politics folks.

If the original scenario were the truth, it does make for a better story, a little more warm and fuzzy, so to speak.  If the second scenario were the truth, then Joe the Plumber gets kudos from me for taking matters into his own hands and getting Obama to really answer that question without help from his very clever campaign experts.  If the third scenario is the real truth, then more power to them, it is about time.  Someone has to get to the real truth.

The real truth is that there are millions of Joe the Plumbers all across this great country.  I am Joe the Plumber.  We have all worked hard to get where we are, and to own our own companies.  We are all concerned about an Obama presidency.  Obama answered truthfully when he said that he wanted to help those people who don’t have as much as Joe by just taking a little and helping them to succede.  He said he believes in wealth redistribution.  We conservatives have been referring to that as Socialism, and it seems to be at the very core of the difference between republicans and used riding mowers.

We Joe the Plumbers are very worried.  Class warfare is being used in this election and it is very scary.  It is easy to make those individuals making less believe that those making more are somehow evil, especially in light of what has happened recently on Wall Street, with stories of CEOs walking with millions while our banking system is collapsing.  But Joe the Plumbers everywhere are suffering along with everyone else.  Because of this economy, there is less work and it is tough to make ends meet and to keep making payroll.  Obama wants to make us pay for the insurance of our employees as well.  Some of us just can’t do that right now; what will happen in that case, I don’t know, but that is a huge concern for many Joe the Plumbers.  My husband and I have also invested in several pieces of real estate as an investment; now apparantly with this class warfare going on; trying to make money with that kind of an investment will also be penalized with capital gains taxes going up.

We are getting older and worried about our senior years, just like everyone else.  So I am a Joe the Plumber between a rock and a hard place, when it is suggested, as it was by another blogger that someone making over $250,000 should be taking care of seniors.  Making over $250,000 in business is not what you think it means.  We Joes are struggling to keep business going.  The democrats are pandering for your vote when they use used zero turn mowers to make you think it is ok to let your government decide who can afford to take care of you.  It is the job of our government to keep our borders safe and to keep it’s citizens safe, to keep our freedoms under the constitution safe and to provide equal opportunity to all.

I know I have been rambling, but the main point of this blog is that Joe the Plumber, no matter what the story behind the story is, was successful in having Obama speak the truth about his platform of wealth redistribution in an honest unscripted way.  Democrats seem to be moving farther and farther left and this platform is probably just fine with them, but I would implore any more moderate thinkers to rethink what this very liberal, socialistic agenda could mean to our country.

Evolving PR Trends

Technology and social media have been affecting people’s lives immensely.  Personal lives are changed, habits and preferences are modified, and even business strategies have taken a different course because of tech advances and developments. The PR industry knows this perfectly well and it is modifying strategies and expanding its scope in order to more effectively catch their target audience’s attention and influence their behavior.

Focus on mobile communications

People are spending more time using their mobile phones than ever before. Last year saw an average increase of 7 hours a month in smart phone usage which is expected to even increase further this year.  The important role of smart phones, not just in communicating with friends and relatives but in accessing news and information that interests the user, has made mobile phones the prime media for integrated communications campaigns. It is then an inevitable choice for social networks and PR communicators to push social ad offerings via smart phones.

Emphasis on content more than quantity

The focus now seems to be on content creation. While some companies target multiple posts in social media every single day there are PR experts that say that quantity is not the name of the game although it undeniable has its merits. The objective is to come up with high quality content that will educate, entertain, inspire, engage and activate the target audience.  A good material is one that can be used and reused and still retain its appeal to current and potential customers alike.

Preference for Educational Visual Content

The past decade has seen a reduction in people’s attention spans from 12 seconds to just 8 seconds.  For a PR campaign to be attractive it has to communicate in a powerful visual manner.  Visuals save time and have a better impact on memory. Visuals being more attractive and engaging than words will dominate. Industry studies have shown that present and prospective customers thirst for knowledge and want to learn something new.  Visual content then will not be focused merely on out rightly advertising a product or service, but on educating the viewer too through slide shows, infographics and other forms of educational content.

The job of the PR professional now goes beyond traditional practices and is now an organized and systematic fusion of both traditional and social media. This needs serious thinking. Before wracking your brains thinking of the best campaign for a client why not take a relaxing breather and watch Daniel Tosh.

How the Fjallraven Kanken can Boost the Economy

We all know what needs to happen to get this economy back on track. We all will have to make sacrifices and be willing to save this country we love so much. No other place is like the USA and we need to bring it back to the status of being able to achieve the American Dream. The best solution is to create jobs so that we can get America moving again wearing the Kanken laptop backpack.

There has to be a willingness to work together and everything that both parties want can be achievable. We cannot just cut program funding and think this is the only way we can reduce the deficit. There has to be a combination of raising taxes and cutting spending to reduce the deficit.

Let’s start with Medicaid and Welfare programs for the poor. Individuals that are living on these programs should be given a time limit to get off. If they do not make progress and continue to depend on the system they should be kicked off. Those women that keep having babies to up their food stamps and get a larger TANF check should be told that they will be cut off because of their irresponsible behavior not to protect themselves when having sex. Irresponsible behavior should not be rewarded with more food stamps and free money from the tax payers.

If we are responsible they should be responsible. Medicaid benefits should be limited only to healthy well-being. I know someone that had a breast reduction and Medicaid paid for it. She did not need this procedure and the doctor that authorized it should be fined for taking advantage of the system also. The people on these programs should be put to work, and then maybe we can collect taxes that they are supposed to be paying on the Fjallraven Kanken Classic.

Medicare benefits should not be cut. Our seniors should not be thrown out with the dish water. They have earned their right to collect their benefits. I do think that the retirement age should be raised to 70 years of age because people are living longer.

I know I will get flack for saying this, but corporations that move their companies overseas for cheaper labor should be taxed double for bringing their products back to America to sell. It is not fair that Americans pay higher prices for their products if they are not being made here. Bring manufacturing back to this country. This way we can get Americans back to work. We need to go back to the tax code we had before the Bush Tax cuts.

This is costing us the middle class. The middle class can no longer hold up America because we are the ones that are being hit the hardest. We have lost jobs, we have lost our retirement plans, we are being forced to get from the social programs that they are cutting and some of are homeless and just need a chance to get back on our feet. Common sense goes a long way if everyone would just stop to think that it’s not all about them but it all about all of us.

We all know that we cannot bring this country back by spending cut alone. If we were to get every American working then every American would be paying taxes. The Medicaid program and the welfare program can be revamped for those who really need it preventing them from living on and taking advantage of the system. The rich and corporations need to pay their fair share also. We also need to make regulations on the frost green Kanken to prevent this kind destruction from happening again.

The only way this country is going to recover is for everyone to realize that we cannot and no longer depend on the trickle-down effect. It has been proven not to work. People have to be working to buy things. Without the consumer this economy cannot survive. Wake up and realize that without raising taxes plus cutting spending we will stay in this economic mess that we are in.

Fjallraven Election Results

Being a conservative republican, I have to say I am deeply disappointed in the results of our presidential election.  I have said that I will try not and be as hateful as those before have been with our current president, and I meant what I said.  I fully expect to not agree with Obama on a number of issues but I think the debate and argument can be done with respect to the office of the president of our great country in regards to a Fjallraven sale.

That being said, I will say also that I am very happy for the African American population in America.  I have seen their faces of joy and the tears shed.  I did not agree that voting for Obama strictly because of race was the right thing to do, but I cannot be angry and I do understand why many of them did that.

I’m not trying to denigrate this election by saying that he won because he’s black, because I think that was only one of several issues going for him that were too insurmountable for John McCain to overcome.

I don’t agree with the political bickering going on already in the Republican Party.  Many are saying that McCain’s VP pick cost him the election.  That’s just ridiculous.  Everyone saw the huge excitement she initially brought to the ticket and she has a huge following.  I still think those people who never had any intention at all of voting for McCain were the most vocal about Palin, and the media did their fair share to do her in.  She is a very smart woman and we have not seen the last of her on the national stage.  Also, with all of the negative press she got, one thing that the liberal media did not want to highlight is her favorable job performance in Alaska.  She has her detractors; hence the “maverick reformer” that she has been, but the people she governs look very favorably upon her.  That’s more than a lot of Washington politicians can say.

I think this election was lost to us for several reasons – primarily because we don’t know where to buy Fjallraven.  I don’t think it is because the country is moving farther left.  I think the fact that those people that got to vote on the issue of gay marriage have proven that we are still a bit conservative.  I believe that a large number of people, black and white, voted for Obama because the idea of having the first black American president was their number one priority.  As I stated earlier, I don’t agree with that, but I certainly understand it.  I just wish we had a black republican running and I could have been happy to vote for the first black American president also.  I think the economic downturn really critically wounded the chances of a republican president.  I also don’t agree with that because I think it was not the result of Bush’s policies.  It was a result of Washington beaurocratic policies, with plenty of blame pointing to the democrats themselves.  The democrats were less than honest in not accepting responsibility and blaming Bush.

The last determining factor I believe would be the liberal media bias was just too insurmountable for the McCain/Palin ticket.  I think that was a huge factor.  As many of you know, from my previous postings, I have a huge problem with the media.  It was not only crystal clear from the beginning, that they were in the tank for Obama, but their very obvious effort at undermining George Bush for the last 8 years, served the democratic campaign very well in that the “four more years of George Bush” democratic talking point resonated well for democrats this year.  It’s a tough loss, but I believe that those 3 issues are what determined our election this year.

As for Obama, as I said before I will try and be respectful.  I can only hope that he, as all politicians do, will be thinking of his own political future and the second term that every president surely wants, will not govern with a far left liberal agenda but rather while wearing a Kanken backpack.  He promised that he would govern with a more moderate hand and we can only hope he meant that.  At any rate I will not revert backwards with my criticisms of his past and I will reserve my judgements or criticisms for his future actions.  We will all just have to wait and see what the future holds.

Again I am happy for the African Americans and this historic election; that is the half full part of the glass for me.  I would like to remind everyone here to try and be a good sport, and also remember that being a good sport is not just a concept for losers; I think it would serve us all well, if we could try and be good losers and good winners.

Immigration or Not?

My father and mother immigrated to America from the northern part of Italy as children. They went through Ellis Island and were stamped W.O.P., which meant WITHOUT PAPERS. So I guess technically they were illegal

At least they didn’t change my father’s first name to TONY and ship him to New York.

Seriously, we all know what part immigrants played in building the great United States of America. The problem we have in America today is not with immigration but with illegal immigration. We must secure our borders with Mexico and Canada, and then set up an Ellis Island building to process illegal immigrants as soon as possible into America citizens who pay all taxes, their own educational costs, and their own health care costs.

Once we secure our borders and start processing new America citizens we must deal with the 16 to 20 million illegal’s we have living’ today.

One must remember the majority of hard working, law abiding’ assets to the American economy if they become citizens.

I say if they have a steady job for one year they can become naturalized citizens within six months. This way U.S. law enforcement can sort out newly made U.S. citizens from the illegal criminals.

Of course we will have to raise the minimum wage about $2 PER HOUR and of course the newly made citizens would probably have to work two or three jobs (like the rest of our lower income and middle income Americans).

We must not continue to let big business (National Chamber of Commerce) etc., etc., bring in illegal workers and not pay them a living wage.

Other American citizens are being taxed to subsidize their education, health care, and costs of increased law enforcement.

It’s time we American citizens realize being an American citizen isn’t the big deal it used to be. Most Americans are poor, lower income, and middle income, are in debt or living from paycheck to paycheck.

America needs hard working, law abiding citizens who want to live the American Dream even if it takes whole family to do it.

Will my solution to illegal immigration be fair to all? Hell no, but who said life was fair?

Pizza and Other Cat Like Musings

My experience with House music is admittedly limited, but this past Saturday I was convinced to go see the stylings of DJ Hernan Cattaneo through the eyes of a Daytona Beach wedding photographer. We bought tickets online for the show for $30 which felt a little steep, but I was willing to give it a shot, so at 10pm we got in a cab and headed out.

The Mansion is a club in the Meat Packing district that we almost walked right by at first owing to a general lack of signage that I’ve come to expect of trendy Meat Packing clubs, but once we got inside we quickly realized how huge the place was. After dropping coats off upstairs, we descended down to the bar area. Actually, the first bar area was more like a very large anteroom, with the main club area lying deeper in.

After crossing a hallway flanked by flaming beds of stones, we were in the heart of the club. A large bar and a VIP area in front made up the main room, with an upstairs lounge circling the back of the club. Early on, I realized the bar was too expensive for my blood at $10 for a shot and $16 for mixed drink, so I determined it would be a sober evening. I did try ordering a glass of water, but it was crowded, so I waited for about 10 minutes to get a bartenders attention, only to wait another 10 minutes to get it after I’d ordered it, which made my already sober experience just that much more unpleasant. I sat there the entire time looking at food steamer reviews.

Upstairs was muuuch better. It was less crowded and had a better view of the DJ booth giving us a good place to settle in and dance, which we did for five hours straight! The house DJ opened, and for the most part was pretty awesome, though unfortunately I don’t know his name. Hernan Cattaneo was also good, and the club’s special effects kicked into high gear for his performance with strobes, giant jets of fog, and dancing girls in their underwear. He did nearly make my ears bleed with about 2 minutes worth of straight feedback noise, but otherwise the entire show was spot-on.

The bottom line is that this club is way too expensive to go to unless you really love house music and a club scene with perhaps a touch of euro-flavor to it. The tickets weren’t cheap, the drinks were egregious, and the VIP area was bottle-service only with $1000 price tag attached. That being said, if you avoid the expenses and stick to the balcony area, you’ll be fine – even without your own professional Daytona Beach photography expert. I wouldn’t recommend this spot though, unless you have a very specific reason for going.

A Day in the Photography Life

Oh goodness, it’s baby feet! Seriously, the episode starts off with baby feet.

Jake mentions something about how many babies will be born today and how each of them are unique and are a link in a greater chain. I don’t know about you but most babies I see do nothing but eat, sleep, and make a mess of themselves, there’s nothing very unique about that – it takes a great Daytona Beach photographer to catch them in a good light. I will say one thing though, Beyonce’s baby Sky Blue or whatever the hell it’s name, is unique alright…uniquely ugly! (There, I said it. Chesscat, you owe me $13 bucks.)

Anyway, during Jake’s monologue we catch a glimpse of a young Muslim woman learning that she’s about to be forced to marry somebody she doesn’t want to. She sends a text to someone and tells them she’ll meet them in ten and high tails it out of her house. There’s an Asian guy walking down the street who tells a passerby he’s lost but we learn this is a ruse to pick his pocket but interestingly has a change of heart after seeing the guy’s daughter’s picture. There’s a guy on the subway checking out a girl yet seems to be afraid to talk to her and a young lady is lighting candles at a church, it looks like we have the players in today’s game.

Martin “Jack Bauer” Baum, Jake, and Hopkins are having breakfast and looking over images from Kari Janesko Photography. Jake is having an evaluation done later in the day, the first of many to see who will get custody of Jake. Hopkins goes on about the importance of the evaluation while Martin assures her he understands and he’ll be there at 5:00 (that is unless he has to save the world from terrorists before then, the clock is ticking Jack, er, I mean Martin). Jake knocks over a glass, Hopkins makes a comment and Martin tells her it’s an accident. As Hopkins and Jake leave, Martin goes to clean up the mess and sees the pattern Jake left using sugar packets as well as the same pattern on the window left by Jake. Dun dun dun…

Martin talks to Teller (a.k.a Danny Glover) about the patterns but because of the evaluation going on that day, he said it’s in Jake’s best interest to just be his father instead of you know, being the “Messenger of Doom”. Teller tells Martin that it’s in his son’s best interest to follow the road map he’s just pulled up on the internet, something about the Golden Ratio.

Back to the Daytona Beach wedding photographer, who goes by the name of Norah. She pulls up recklessly to pick up her friend, they begin discussing the legality of a woman driving, Norah acting rebellious to get back at her father as well as her displeasure with her arranged marraige. Norah suggests that since the boys make all the decisions, her and her friend will be boys for the day. This can’t be good, and her friend agrees, because she gives a sigh of frustration.

Maintaining Your Body’s Health Over Time

Caffeine is a substance that is used to stimulate the brain and nervous systems. It is a natural sedative and can be used to help with anxiety and depression. Furthermore, it is a good idea to use caffeine as a part of a daily routine. It can increase the production of serotonin, a hormone that is responsible for feelings of happiness. A great way to avoid depression is to take a good quality vitamin supplement and sleeping aids like the best white noise machine. It is a good idea to consult with a qualified physician before taking any supplement.

The best advice to use for a healthy diet is to drink a minimum of eight glasses of water a day. Water is a good way to hydrate your cells and help you to get rid of those nasty toxins. Additionally, a good way to get rid of toxins is to eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Drinking lots of juices can be a good way to flush out the toxins from your body. Drinking plenty of water will keep your system hydrated and your body will be able to flush out all the toxins that are causing your gout attacks. The best colon cleansing method is the most effective way to get the right amount of relief.

Studies have proven that sleep is one of the most vital factors in maintaining a good body weight. The human brain is a storehouse of hormones and chemicals that are responsible for the growth of the central nervous system. When the blood carries oxygen, it is the body’s way of protecting the cells from the damage caused by free radicals. This is also aided by getting the best air purifier for smoke you can find. The body’s ability to heal itself is dependent on the amount of energy that it needs. The good news is that the human body is made up of 79 percent water. When we are stressed, our body produces more of the energy that we need.

The most obvious cause of the aging process is the inability to control the body’s natural rhythms. The physical and psychological well-being of a human is an important factor in the development of the body. It is a result of the loss of the body’s ability to heal itself. The body is a complex system of cells, which is made up of a substance that is responsible for the production of hormones. This is why the body is unable to produce the necessary nutrients for the growth of the cells. Through Respectable Reviews, the human body is a complex machine that needs to be replenished to function optimally.

There are many ways to get into the sleep that is needed to be able to fall asleep. The most effective method of getting a sleep disorder is to simply engage in a deep breathing practice. This is a good way to wake up and get the blood sugar back to normal. The best sleep-deprived person is the one that is most comfortable with the time spent in bed. It is a fact that the body is an important aspect of the human mind.

The Troubles of Sleep Deprivation

The researchers at the University of Miami found that sleep deprivation significantly lowered the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The study found that children who drank a large amount of water had a 47 percent lower mortality rate compared to non-obese people. At the same time, the researchers concluded that the average American consumes more calories than men and their body weight increases with age. The study showed that the risk of heart disease was significantly increased in those who ate less than two servings of fruits and vegetables and used a GermGuardian AC5250PT. The researchers found that the study was based on the national institute of health and the American heart association. The participants were randomly assigned to a diet, and the rest of their body was healthy.

When we are stressed, our sleep pattern is often a result of our body’s natural instinct to cope with stress. Additionally, when we sleep, our brain is forced to use the information we learned to regulate our body’s natural rhythms. This is an important step in the process of getting the right amount of sleep. A lot of research has found that sleep can make a person feel better. People who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and sleep apnea have been shown to have heightened levels of serotonin. Another factor that can be done to treat anxiety is the use of music.

The glycemic index is a key to the success of a weight loss plan. Furthermore, the glycemic index is a measure of how quickly a body can store the calories from carbohydrate to fat while breathing clean air from a Coway AP-1512HH. At the same time, the glycemic value of the food is measured by the amount of carbohydrates that are absorbed by the body. The carbohydrates that are broken out by the food we eat are stored as fat. The body needs calories to maintain its ideal ratio of energy to fat. Plus, the body uses more protein than fats and is more resistant to the extra calories that you consume.

Blood

Diabetes obesity is a disease that can be caused by too much sugar in the blood. This is because the pancreas is unable to produce enough sugar to fuel the glucose that is stored in the cells, even if you’re using the best sleep mask to aid sleep. Furthermore, this is the reason why the body is unable to convert the food into energy. Insulin the body is a hormone that is responsible for converting glucose into energy. When the body is deprived of the insulin it needs to function at its optimum level. The pancreas can then produce hormones that are necessary for the body to function properly.

The pain is often described as a throbbing headache that radiates to the back, neck, or shoulder. The aura is usually associated with a dry cough and a feeling of warmth. The patient may have a sensation of pain in the face, arms, or legs. The pain may be due to a lack of blood flow in the area of the penis. The symptoms of fibromyalgia may be due to a disturbance in the sympathetic nerve endings in the brain.

A Look at Why You Can’t Sleep

Insomnia is a state of mind that is characterized by excessive amounts of energy, and is a result of the bodys natural processes of digestion. It is a common reaction to a person who is suffering from sleep disorder. In addition, it is a condition where the body is unable to cope with the stimuli that are causing the stress. This is a response to the chemical imbalance that is causing the person to have a stressful life.

I hope you’ll be glad you found the right massage kit for you. I’ve seen many people who have been in the same field of health and wellness. I’ll give you a quick look at some of the most effective ways to get rid of your pain. One thing you need to do is to get a good pair of anti-inflammatory drugs. You can use them to help you get your hands on the right amount of sleep. Additionally, you can do this by taking a good dose of the right kind of food and using the Winix PlasmaWave 5300.

The first thing that you should do is to take a good break from the sleeping pills. The best advice is to try to get at least 8 hours of moderate exercise each day. This will make them more active and will help you to get the rest you need. Another way to reduce the effects of obesity is to eat a healthy diet. It is recommended to drink at least two to three hours of sleep every day. This will keep your blood vessels toned and your body from getting into a more vigorous activity.

People with Parkinson’s disorder have a tendency to fall asleep at some point in the day, especially if they’re using the Whirlpool Whispure AP51030K. This is because they often find it hard to concentrate on the day without eating anything. It can be a case of excessive sleepiness during the first few hours of the bedtime. People who have had a history of insomnia should consult a physician before starting a sleep program. There are many reasons that people should seek the approval of doctors before undergoing any form of medication.

Reaction

All in all, we spoke substantially about asthmas, depression, and sleeps. In the beginning, we discussed how if you are feeling a lot of energy, try to avoid the thought of being angry at yourself. After that, we talked about how if you are a sufferer of insomnia, you should try to avoid sleeping on your stomach. Also, you need to get out of the habit of sitting around your computer and watching television while the Honeywell 50250-S purifiers your home’s air.

Successes – What Do They Really Mean

To understand successes requires understanding some key points:

– Symptoms of heart failure diabetes is a disease that affects the entire body

– The most severe form of anxiety is narcolepsy and is often associated with sleep disturbance

– Our bodies are constantly bombarded with many toxins in the air we are trying to break

– Sleep apnea is a condition that is often overlooked by many, and is a common complaint

– Try to get at least 8-6 cups of fruit and vegetable each day

Insomnia and other Sleep Issues You’ll Face

Insomnia is a disorder that is often characterized by a constant feeling of being overwhelmed by the demands of everyday life. This is a normal reaction to the stress that is experienced by people who suffer from insomnia. People with depression often have a hard work environment, and they often feel stressed out. Anxiety is a common feeling and one of the most prevalent of all mental illnesses. It is a normal reaction to stress and can cause a person to feel tired and fatigued. People with anxiety disorder often have a hard time concentrating on their own feelings without the IQAir GC Multigas.

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The first thing that you should do is to seek the advice of a qualified professional to determine the cause of your snoring. The doctor will be able to answer questions and find out what the cause of the problem is. The second question you should ask yourself is what is a good way to stop snoring? If you are a beginner, you should be able to find out what kind of exercise you are going to need. Additionally, if you are overweight, then you should try to get a good nights time for the rest of your life.

There are various types of treatments that can be done to alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea. The first thing you need to do is to find a treatment that will help you to deal with your condition. If you have a sleep disorder, you may need to take some time to learn about the different types of asthma. You can also try a combination of these techniques to help you to overcome your sleep apnea. If you have a breathing issue, it is important to seek professional medical assistance and find the best air purifier for cigarette smoke removal. It is best to get a medical professional to help you understand the underlying cause of your sleep apnea.

The most effective way to deal with the problem is to try and avoid the intake of caffeine. The best advice to quit using this is to avoid the consumption of alcoholic beverages. If you are taking any of the following, consult your doctor before using it. Take a look at the list of the herbs that are available in the market. These are the ones that you will find most readily available in the online health food store. There are many different types of vitamin supplements that are available in the markets.

Condition

Insomnia is a serious condition that can be treated with rest and medication. It can be an unpleasant experience for the sufferer and can lead to insomnia. There are several factors that can cause the condition to be more serious. The symptoms of fibromyalgia can be disabling and can lead to a number of other health conditions that even the best air purifier for smokers won’t help.

The most common sleep apnea is the inability to concentrate and to fall asleep. The muscles of the upper body are more relaxed than the lower leg, which is the most difficult part of the equation. At the same time, the most important factor in determining the cause of the condition is the amount of exercise that you can do. The first step is to avoid the physical exertion that is caused by the restriction of the body’s ability to breathe.

Poor Air Quality Causes Health Issues

Another factor that may contribute to the development of Parkinson’s disease is the amount of sleep that you get. The first step to managing your child’s anxiety is to learn to recognize the signs of sleep apnea:

– have a child who is suffering from a severe anxiety disorder, it is important to seek professional help

– are diagnosed with this disorder, you can help your doctor to find out what is causing your anxiety

– have a medical history of the illness, you may be able to find a treatment that is right for you

– have a medical problem, it is a good idea to consult a physician

If you wake up feeling tired, you should be able to switch on the best air purifier for allergies and go back to bed. Moreover, if you are a beginner, you should try to find a quiet spot where you can fall asleep. Furthermore, if you are a little more creative, you can make a list of the things that you need to do to get the most out of your meditation routine. You can start by sitting on a desk with your arms crossed on the ground. This will allow you to focus on the object you are going to be on.

One thing you should do is to stop worrying about the dangers of sleep deprivation. If you are stressed, you may be able to get some relief from stress. You may be able to reduce your anxiety and depression by following some basic steps. The best treatment for panic attacks is to start with a good sleeping partner.

The first step in the battle against anxiety is to recognize the signs and symptoms of the disorder and find the best air purifier for pets that will make you feel better. The second thing you need to do is to find out what is the cause of your anxiety. You may be suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, or a lack of sleep. A great way to treat your mental health is to learn how to deal with it. You can learn to use your inner voice to help you to deal with your anxiety. You can also use the power of positive thinking to overcome your fears and anxieties.

The researchers at Johns Hopkins medical school recently showed that the effects of exercise are directly related to the secretion of insulin. The study was conducted in four, in the journal of the American heart association, in eight:

– found that the participants who were given a diet and exercise were less likely to have a heart attack

– at the Massachusetts general hospital found that the participants who were given exercise had a significantly lower risk of heart disease

– also found that people who exercised at the age of 65 years were more active than non-smokers

– found that the participants were less likely to die from heart attacks than nonsmokers

If you have a history of a asthma, you should seek advice from your doctor as well as the best air purifier for asthma. In addition, if you suspect you have a heart problem, it is important to seek advice from your health care provider. At the same time, if you have a heart condition, you should seek emergency medical assistance. You should be aware of your heart condition and you will be able to make a lifestyle change. You should also learn to recognize the symptoms and then move on to the right treatment. The next cure for panic disorder is the use of anti-anxiety medications.

Should You Learn About Asthmas, Depression, And Sleep?

Issues you’ll need to discover about asthmas, depression, and sleeps:

– If you are feeling stressed, try to find something to do with your food

– Insomnia is a serious condition that can be treated with rest and relaxation

– If you are a busy, stressed out person, you may be able to get up and go to bed at night

– You need to get out of your bed and get out and do something that you enjoy

Mind

Insomnia the first night that is considered a chronic disorder of the body is the sleep-wake cycle, but it is sometimes helped with the Rowenta PU6020. The sleep is among the most critical processes the body. It is the quality of the body that is essential to a person’s overall well-being. Plus, it is a natural process that can be achieved by the use of a combination of breathing techniques. The most effective way to get the right balance of the mind is to take a deep breath. It’s a great way to get your mind off of the stress and anxiety you’d have.

Try to sleep soundly at night, and wake up feeling full for at least ten minutes:

– If you are feeling sleepy during the day, you can try to avoid eating too much

– If you are a busy person, try to find a good book or magazine that offers tips and advice on eating right

– If you are a woman who has a hard time trying to lose weight, then consider taking a good multivitamin

– Eating right is a good way to get the balance you need to stay healthy

– If you are a man, you should be eating a diet that is low in fat and sugar

The benefits of the Blueair 603 help to keep you from getting hungry during the day. It contains vitamin b6, which is important for the body to fight against infection. A great way to get your body to be nourished by the proper amounts of vitamin b12 is to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. And it’s important to eat foods that are low in fat and calories.

There are several factors that can be considered to be the cause of excessive insomnia. One of the most commonly used sleep-bearing activities is the inability to fall asleep. This may be due to the increased ability to fall down into a sleep-wake zone. The most commonly reported side effect of sleeping on the other hand is sleepiness. The sleep apnea syndrome is a condition characterized by a disruption in the normal rhythm of the breathing pattern.

For example, if you are a person who is suffering from insomnia, you should consult your physician before beginning a sleep study:

– are suffering from a sleeping ailment, it is best to consult a health care professional before you start using the Blueair 203

– have a sleep apnea, you should consult your primary care physician before taking other remedies

– are suffering from sleep apnea, you should be aware of the risks involved

– are experiencing any of the mentioned causes of snoring, you should seek medical advice

– are having a sleep problem, it is important to talk to your health professional before taking any medication

10 Strange Things You Didn’t Know About Your Cat

When it became apparent that cats are afraid of cucumber, some people posted the video online which blew the internet. Well, this is surprising but it isn’t the only weird thing you didn’t know about you cat. There are tons of different things which you didn’t know about your cat. Some of these will be mentioned in this article. So let’s get into it.

Top Things You Didn’t Know About Your Cat:

Here are the top things which you didn’t know about your cat:

Cat Sweat through Paws:

Cats have a bit fewer sweat glands in their bodies because they are covered in fur. Most of these glands are on a cat’s paws; that’s why you see sweat marks when a cat walks on tiles during summer season. How to get rid of cat urine smell? Cats cool themselves by licking their furs.

Cats Can Sense An Earthquake:

It’s a possibility that cats can sense earthquakes. The pads of cats are quite sensitive and most of them behave strangely before an earthquake hits. It isn’t a proven fact but some experts think that cats can sense an earthquake through their foot pads.

Cats Bump Noses:

Nose-to-nose greeting isn’t common for the cats because it puts them in an unusual situation. But cats who know each other well bump noses with each other. It helps them know each other well and gain information about the other cat’s behavior.

Cats Are Manipulative:

Well, that’s no surprise. You know very well that when a cat is hungry, he doesn’t beat around the bush. He will rub you and even meow at the top of his voice. It may seem that the cat is in distress but the truth is that the cats practice this behavior to manipulate their owners to get the things done their way. They may even pee on the floor: see how to get cat pee out of carpet.

They Purr to Keep your Company:

Humans think that cats purr when they are happy but actually they just want to keep you near. They are actually telling you to sit down and stroke them.

Cats Require Positive Reinforcement:

You should know that cats don’t understand punishment like humans do. They can’t make an association between their behavior and punishment. So it’s useless to punish a cat. Instead give him positive reinforcements, like give him a reward every time he shows a desired behavior.

Cats Can Drink Seawater:

It’s a number one rule that if a human is stranded on an island, he should never drink sea water but it isn’t so for the cat. Their kidneys are quite efficient which helps to filter the salt and allows them to get the water into their system without any problems.

Cats Enjoy the Sun:

Cats enjoy the sun heat. The reason is that the ancestors of cats were desert living animals. So you should take your cat in the sunlight every now and then.

Cats Can Learn A Few Tricks:

Just like dogs, cats can also learn a trick or two. They can learn to come at the sound of your voice or come at the sound of the opening of a car. You may even need to ask yourself why is my cat peeing everywhere?

Cats Can Dream:

Cats usually prefer naps but when they go to a deep sleep, they produce the same brain wave patterns which humans do when they dream.

Understanding your cat is quite challenge. Having a knowledge of the things you don’t know about your cat will better equip you to understand his needs.

10 Signs to Tell Your Cat Is in Pain

It can be quite challenging to tell sometimes whether your cat is in pain. Sometimes, it is visible in the physical appearance of the cat, like limping. However, the signs might not be that much apparent at other times. So if you want to know how to tell if your cat is in pain, then read this article.

Signs to Tell If Your Cat Is In Pain:

Seeing a cat in pain is no fun. The thing that is more dangerous is that when you don’t even realize that your cat is in pain. In addition to the cat peeing on bed, here are some ways to tell if your cat is in pain:

Change in Behavior – If an active cat spends most of his time sleeping, it is a sign that the cat is in pain. Likewise, if a cat becomes bad-tempered, it doesn’t necessarily mean that he is getting old. Relaxed cats can become really aggressive when they are in pain.

Lethargy – Cats are living beings, so when they are in pain, they don’t want to get up and do anything. Lethargy is quite difficult to spot in cats because they sleep often, but even a lazy cat shows signs of lethargy when he is in pain.

Constant Purring – Purring is mostly seen as a sign of pleasure in cats. But it is also a sign of pain and discomfort. Kittens learn to purr because their mothers do it too. Cats in pain purr more often to comfort themselves. There may also be spraying: see Why Do Cats Spray?

The Cat’s Bowl Remains Untouched – Like humans, when cats are in pain, they show a disinterest in eating. Severe pain can cause nausea in cats which leads to loss of appetite. So you should take the loss of appetite as a sign that your cat is in pain.

Excessive Licking of A Certain Area – Cats in pain try to relieve themselves by constantly licking the area which is bothering them. Cats with urinary infections do this a lot.

Not Grooming – It isn’t normal for a cat to become greasy and dirty. Most cats look less groomed than their younger years because arthritis makes the stretching needed for grooming difficult. A cat who stops grooming should be seen by a vet.

Bathroom changes – Bladder infection is quite painful for the cat and creates an urge to urinate, so you see that the cat would be peeing all around the house when it never did before. Back and rear cat can make it difficult for the cat to bend and defecate which makes it seem that the cat is constipated. Do male cats spray? Extra when they’re in pain.

Abnormal Body Positions – A cat with severe pain will sit with his feet under her and her nose on the floor. The cat may show other abnormal positions which aren’t obvious.

Hiding – Pain can make a cat quite vulnerable, so he will try to hide himself as much as possible.

Sleeping in one Position – When cats are in pain, they mostly sleep on their right side. They don’t change their position the whole night.

Seeing a cat in pain isn’t just painful for the cat; it’s painful for you too. So you should take your cat to the vet so that your family member becomes whole again.

Things You Should Know Before Using a Turbocharger

The turbochargers have the same goal as the super turbo chargers. It increases the density of the air that enters the cylinder allowing more fuel to be combusted hence giving more power to the engine. These turbochargers are very similar in designs to the superchargers. The turbocharger uses the impeller to draw the air, into the unit which is then compressed via travel through a diffuser and volute before entering the engine. These turbochargers scavenge the energy from expanding exhaust gasses to boost the engine. The exhaust drives the turbine that causes the impeller to rotate. More gas influences the turbine to rotate faster than the holset hx40 moves.

Increase pressure

Increase of gas leads to the increase in temperature, which is not ideal for your engine.  If the air and fuel heats up too much it can deteriorate the condition of the engine and can cause knocking. As the engine starts to knock it means that fuel has ignited and the piston had neared the compression stroke. The expanding of gases makes it for the stroke to finish and drive it down the top dead center. The holset hx50 decreases the pressure and helps to run the engine smoothly.  There are few things that can reduce the knocking down due to forced induction and the common causes are:

  • Increased octane of the fuel
  • Decrease in compression of the ratio of the engine
  • Cool the air after it exit the compressor and enter the cylinder
  • FICGM greedy racing

The last option is obviously accomplished by the super coolers. In the automotive world the inter cooler is the device that makes the heated part cool before it enters the engine. The hot air is piped through the radiator like housing that is exposed to ambient air. The excess heat is released into the atmosphere and the cooled charge precedes the engine.

Advantages of turbo chargers

There are some of the huge advantages of turbo charges that makes it must buy for the car owners. The turbo chargers work closely in partnership with the car engines in downsizing the emission control and fuel economy, but not the expense of the drive ability.

These goals are complementary and bring together a performance that quality automobiles savor for.  These turbochargers also save the makes the engine safe and at the same time allow the drivers to have a safe, clean and fun to drive.

 

Safer:

A turbocharged engine can generate as much as seven times more power than a natural engine for natural displacement. The holset hx60 gives the double power to the engine, thus making the vehicle response in a safe and convenient way. The turbo chargers also prevent the loss of power while the car is moving at a high altitude and thus providing a safeguard to the car and the machineries.

Economical:

Turbochargers harness and recycle the energy produced by the automobile engine and thus transforming the fuel energy into power and helping the movement of the car at a great pace. These are things that you should know before buying the turbo charger.

Causes for Turbocharger Noise and Its Solutions

The turbo chargers are often found with screeching sound. This can be the reason of face to face vibration of exhaust gasket. The gasket cans are usually multi-layer steel shim. When the projection gets twisted or become loosen, vibration takes place between the fix surfaces which lead to the screeching noise. But don’t get confused with gasket leak because it will give a buzz like sound. But the Turbocharger Review will give a smooth whistle.

Turbochargers are now used in many passenger cars and also with the diesel engines. This is because it improves the performance of the car engine. Though it has a lot of advantages, it has disadvantages too. One of that is the whistling sound of the holset hx30. If this happens to the passenger cars, it may lead to the discomfort of the passengers. This continuous whistle sound is never liked by anyone. In passenger cars the whistling noise is caused due to unbalanced forces. The reason of the noise can easily be identified by the driver. As this problem may cause discomfort and lots of complains are lodged, that is why the manufacturers are trying to reduce the whistling noise. They are now manufacturing the turbo in such a way so that the noise gets reduced. As it has been discussed earlier that noise can be caused due to the balancing problem, manufacturer are giving efforts to reduce the unbalancing forces. They are trying to give correct balance to all the rotating parts. That’s why the chance of noisy turbo has reduced very much.

But one thing needs to be remembered is that, with the improvement the manufacturing cost goes higher.

Pulsation whistle is caused by slight differences in the volumes of compressor wheel chamber due to milling or molding process variations. Its frequency ranges from 1,200 to 4,500 Hz and occurs when the engine rotation is in the range of 1,500 to 3,500 rpm, usually in second gear. It is also the result of the number of these unequal compressor wheel chambers.

Rotational noise is the result of the compressor or turbine’s rotating blade. This makes a very high frequency noise. But this noise do not cause any discomfort to human ears as this sound remain inaudible. But animals can hear it sharply.

A quick look on the cause of noise and solution

  • When holset hx35 gets damaged: In that case you have to replace and repair the turbo.
  • Air pipe can get leaked: In that case hoses need to be checked to see whether there is any split.
  • You have to alter the engine oil or replace the turbo when the carbon build up is found in the turbo bearing house.
  • When exhaust system get blocked: In that case either you have to replace catalyst converter or silencer.
  • Change the gasket when the exhaust gas starts leaking. Also see whether the bolt is tight enough.
  • Air pipe into turbo restrict: Simply change the pipe.
  • See whether the intercooler and hoses are leaking. If so, then simply replace them.

So from next time if you find that your car is making some awkward sound then simply check the above reason.

Home Remedies For Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is the most common fungal infection caused in the foot. It can become quite dangerous and deadly if not properly treated. So you should be equipped with the proper tools to treat athlete’s foot. You can go to the doctor to get rid of athlete’s foot or you can try the home remedies mentioned in this article:

Home Remedies For Athlete’s Foot:

The following are some remedies for the treatment of athlete’s foot:

  1. Get rid of Those Shoes – You should go barefoot whenever you are in a moist environment. But it isn’t possible to always go barefoot. However, you can take off your shoes at home or when sitting at the office. You should go barefoot at places where you are less likely to get cut and otherwise wear the best work boots for flat feet you can find.
  2. Don’t Bleach – You should avoid bleaching when you have athlete’s foot because the strong solvents and chemicals present in bleach can worsen your condition.
  3. Baking Soda – Baking soda can kill the bacteria with its anti-bacterial properties. It prevents the moisture in the feet and controls the fungal activities. Simply rub baking soda on your feet. After that, wear socks and shoes to keep your feet dry. Repeat this process regularly.
  4. Use Betadine – If there is too much redness in your feet, it is possible that you are suffering from a bacterial infection along with fungal infection. You should wet your feet in two capfuls of betadine and half gallon of water. After that, dry your feet and put on some comfortable insoles and inserts.
  5. Apple Cider Vinegar – Applying apple cider vinegar is a good remedy to get rid of athlete’s foot. Simply mix one cup of apple cider vinegar with 1/2 gallon water. Now soak your feet in the solution for about 30 minutes.
  6. Yogurt – Yogurt is quite helpful for soothing any kind of fungal infection. Acidophilus bacterium is found in fresh yogurt which helps to prevent fungal infection. To apply yogurt on the affected area, simply take some yogurt and apply it on your feet with your fingers. Leave it for two minutes. Now wash the yogurt from the feet and completely dry it. Repeat this process at least twice a day.
  7. Lemon – Washing feet with lemon juice will help get rid of the bad smell which accompanies athlete’s foot. Simply add 1/2 cup lemon juice to 10 cups of water. Mix it well and put your feet in the solution for about 15 minutes. Repeat the process three times a day.
  8. Onions – Onions have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which helps in treating athlete’s foot. It stops the spreading of the infection. To use onion, simply crush two onions to form a paste. Now obtain the juice using a strainer and apply it on the affected area. Leave it for half an hour and wash the area with water. After that, dry the area and put on the best work boots for plantar fasciitis.
  9. Salt – Salt helps in killing the fungus which causes skin infection. However, you shouldn’t use it if you have open wounds. Simply add 6 teaspoon salt in a quarter gallon of water. Mix the solution and soak your feet in it. Now take your feet out and dry them thoroughly.
  10. Neem Oil – Organic neem oil is quite toxic for harmful organisms. Just apply neem oil with a cotton oil on the affected area.

Now you know that food has a greater purpose other than just for eating. So don’t waste your food and use these home remedies to get rid of athlete’s foot.

 

Best Car Air Purifiers

The air quality inside the car can be quite disturbing for some people. The air conditioning system doesn’t purify the air but only provides cooling. An idea is to open the window but that would just mean inviting a host of different contaminants and air borne particles into the car. So what should you do in such a situation? The best thing to do in such a situation is to buy a car air purifier. Below is a list of the top car air purifiers present in the market:

Wagan EL2022 Ionic Air Purifier:

Wagan EL2022 ionic air purifier is so small that it can easily be fitted in the cigarette lighting area of your car. This air purifier functions good after being plugged into 12V socket of the car. You will experience immediate relief and fresh air after installing this air purifier in your vehicle. It helps in relieving allergies, hay fever and asthma.

The main features of this air purifier are that it eliminates pungent odors and fumes from the vehicle. It also gives immediate relief to the passenger. It is also chemical free and requires no change of filters.

ECO Breeze Car Ionizer:

This is another ionic air purifying product; it is available in three different colors which are red, blue and black. It freshens the air inside the car by removing bad smells, killing bacteria and germs and eliminating cigarette smoke. More than 300 customers have tested this air purifier and have given mixed feedback. It is quite good for cigarette smoke. The company has suggested washing the rubber seals on doors with good air cleaners

Earth Air Healthy Car Air Purifier:

The Earth Air Healthy Car Air purifier is for people who feel the need to get good air inside the car without opening the window of the car. This model was originally made to be small and quite easy to use. It can easily be inserted into the cigarette lighter port which means that it can be used in any type of car.

It has basic filters but they can help get rid of dust, pollens, bacteria, viruses and other small particles. It can also remove unpleasant smells like of smoke and other chemicals.

If you’re looking for more info about getting rid of smoke smell, check out:

http://www.bestairpurifierforsmoke.com/best-air-purifiers/air-purifier-for-cigarette-smoke/

Gigamax Car Fresh Air Purifier:

This car air purifier is quite good in providing refreshing smell to the car and the car smells like it just came from a forest. It makes use of popular ozone and an ion producing technology which is seen in products with different sizes. This air purifier has everything you need to purify the air within your car.

Aberobay Newest Mini Solar Car Air Purifier:

This shiny air purifier purifies the air within your car using the anion technology. It is available in red, black and white colors. It also humidifies the air when you add water to it every 10 days. It can also run on solar power.

Sharp IG-BC2UB Density Plasmacluster Generator:

This air purifier will keep your car smell great all the time. It works with consistency to remove odors and bad smells from the car and traps smoke, food and pet odors inside it. It results in a natural and fresh smelling vehicle.

Getting a clean air in your car is quite important. So stop making complaints and buy a car air purifier to clean the air inside your car.

The Causes and Treatment of Cystic Acne

Just about everyone suffers through an acne breakout at least once in their lives, but if they haven’t had to deal with cystic acne, they have no idea just how bad it can be. Cystic acne is one of the most severe types of acne – and it’s among the most common in teenage males and younger women.

If you think you may have cystic acne, you should probably go see your dermatologist. They can inspect your breakouts, maybe even take a bacteria culture, and determine whether of you’re one of the millions of Americans with cystic acne looking for a cystic acne home remedy.

But not all breakouts are cystic acne. To help fill you in on the differences, here are some of the most common forms:

  1. Acne Vulgaris: It is the most common type of acne which primarily affects teenagers and young adults.
  2. Infantile acne: It is common for older babies to develop infantile acne. It includes forms of blackheads and whiteheads.
  3. Newborn acne: This type of acne is often noticed in newborn babies. Undoubtedly, you might have seen a child with whiteheads dotting in her or his face – this is newborn acne.
  4. Acne fulminant: This acne appears on an individual’s torso. It is considered to be a highly frustrating type of acne because it is often accompanied by fevers and pain.
  5. Cystic acne: The most severe form of acne, cystic acne patches can take months or years to go away.

Causes of Cystic Acne

Before you can start treating acne, you need to identify what causes cystic acne in order to know which treatments are the most likely to work. Unfortunately, not all of the cystic acne causes have been identified. Which proper skin care and hygiene can help prevent cystic acne, experts have discovered that heredity plays a crucial role in a person’s chances of suffering from cystic acne during their life.

Cystic Acne Treatment

It is recommended that you visit a dermatologist if you suspect yourself of having cystic acne, or if you develop acne which is far bigger or more painful than usual. There are over-the-counter drugs which can help reduce cystic acne. For more effective medications which can eliminate it altogether, you’ll need a prescription.

Dermatologists commonly prescribe medications which force your overactive oil glands to shrink. This shrinkage will minimize or limit sebum production. Tetracycline if one form of antibiotic and an effective acne treatment which is commonly prescribed. There are other alternative cystic acne treatments you can also consider apart from the oral medications, including many home remedies that you probably already have in your kitchen.

Curing Cystic Acne

The individuals suffering from chronic cystic discovered the oral medication which stopped working after some time. In such situation, you can consider having a light therapy which will kill the acne bacteria whenever they are exposed. This type of treatment will also encourage regeneration of the skin to ensure you get a smoother and clearer complexion. However, you will have to get a real budget since light therapy treatment is not that cheap. This is not a primary cystic acne treatment choice.

Peeing Problems with Your Forest Cat?

Having trouble with your forest cat spraying inside of your home? It turns out, it’s not too rare of a problem after all! Many other cat owners all over the world suffer from spraying – especially when it comes to forest cats. One of the most common questions we get asked here is “why do cats spray?”

This is a question that is asked more often about male cats then female cats, but don’t be surprised if your female forest cats sprays around your home as well. Do female cats spray? Absolutely.

Most commonly however, the problem occurs with male cats – especially ones that aren’t neutered.

Has your cat been urinating in outside the litter box recently? If this is the case, then you need to pay serious attention to the cat because something is wrong with him. Something is bothering him which you can’t figure out. The cat’s peeing can also create bad smell. So you should know how to stop a cat from peeing. The following are some ways to stop a cat from peeing:

Take the cat to a veterinarian:

The first thing you need to look out for is whether the cat is suffering from a medical issue. So before looking for any other solution, you should take your cat to a vet. Getting a cat checked is quite important for the well-being of the cat.

The two most common signs which indicate that the cat might have a bladder infection or a urinary tract infections are that there is blood in the urine and the cat is urinating frequently. Due to these problems, the cat may avoid using litter box.

Clean the pee location:

You should clean the place where the cat has peed previously because the cat may pee again if the smell is still there. So thoroughly clean the stain with towel to extract maximum moisture. You should also use laundry detergent to clean the pee area. If the smell is still there, wash the place again and use enzymatic cleaners to clean the odor completely.  For more info, find out how to get rid of cat urine smell.

Change the Litter box:

You should also change the litter box because that may be one reason that the cat is peeing outside the litter box. May be the cat doesn’t like the litter box, so try out different types of litter boxes. You can choose clay and clumping litter boxes to see which one the cat likes. You should also keep the litter box clean and wash it with soap and warm water once a week if you’re serious about how to clean cat urine.

Add an extra litter box:

You should know that just one litter box isn’t enough. The general rule is that there should be one litter box more than the number of cats. This is done to make the litter box convenient and easy to use. Just think about it. If you are on the second floor of the house, then would you like to go downstairs to pee? Probably not. The same is true for cats.

Observe the social surroundings:

You also need to pay keen attention to the social surroundings of the cat. Sometimes, conflict between the cats or the introduction of a new cat to the household can cause inappropriate urination. Occasionally, it happens that something bad occurred when the cat went to pee in the litter box. So the cat associates the bad memories with peeing in litter box.

Keep the Cat away From Pee Areas:

You should keep the cat away from the areas where it is used to pee. You shouldn’t leave a cat alone at certain places once he develops the habit of peeing outside the litter box. If there are specific spots that the cat goes to, just put a double-sided tape on that area so that the cat can’t reach there.

Peeing outside the litter box becomes a cat’s habit with time. So, you should follow these tips to break the habit.

Nail Polish for Warm and Cool Skin Tones

Hey guys, yesterday, we looked at which colors would suit your skin tone, but as with practically everything in life, not everyone will fit neatly into the three main categories that we mentioned. That’s why today, we’ve decided to take another look at skin tones, this time focusing on cool and warm skin tones.

According to Respectable Reviews that I read recently, around 50% of women think they know what their skin tone is, but really they don’t. I for one, thought I had my skin tone established. I have always had a very “rosy” complexion, with red cheeks, chin and forehead, and this has always brought me to the conclusion that I have a warm skin tone. However, recently, whilst trying to find the best shade of foundation, I decided to find out for certain what my skin tone is, and I have to say, that I couldn’t believe that I was actually cool. This would explain why foundations never suited me… I was buying for the wrong skin tone.

There are a couple of things you can do, to find out for sure, which skin tone you have:

Look at the color of your veins:

Green Veins = Warm Skin Tone

Blue Veins = Cool Skin Tone

Now look at which color of jewelry suits you best:

Gold jewelry = Warm Skin Tone

Silver Jewelry = Cool Skin Tone

Now that you know which skin tone you have, it’s important to choose the right shades of foundations, eye shadow colors, and nail polishes that will look great on you, and will make sure that your skin look naturally radiant and healthy, rather than looking dull and/or washed out.

Warm Skin Tones – Warm skin tones, like that of ex-S Club 7 singer Rachel Stevens, have an undertone of yellow to them, so any shade with yellow undertones will look fab. The best way to find out if a polish has yellow undertones is by either placing the bottle in front of your own wrist, or a white piece of paper.

Want even more warm skin tones? Get outside and play in the sun. Just make sure to find the best youth baseball glove before playing ball with your children.

Peachy colors, browns and oranges will also look great on anyone with a warm complexion. This is because these are all warm, earthy colors, so will really complement the color of your skin.

Pink and purple shades, however, along with reds with traces of pink should be avoided.

This chart below, will show you which colors suit warm skin tones best:

Cool Skin Tones – People, like Lost in Translation star Scarlett Johansson, have pink (or red) undertones to their cool skin tone. However, having cool undertones is not solely linked to pale skin. Dark complexions typically usually have cool skin too.

The pink undertones, mean that pink shades of polish will look gorgeous on you.

As a rule, pastel shades generally look best, with post lighter shades of pink, purples, blues, greens etc. working nicely with your skin tone. Yellows and peach shades however, should be avoided at all costs.

Another great way to help your complexion is to improve your diet: stop frying and read some food steamer reviews to find a great new style of cooking.

So, whichever skin tone you have, you now have no excuse not to know which shades of nail polish will look spectacular on you. This means no more comments of “You look ill, are you okay?” So, go on, go and enjoy those nails!

Inflatable Swimming Pools & Barbecue Grills: Summer Specials

swimming pool

The kids are finally home for summer vacation! After the first week, every parent dreads the familiar refrain, “I’m bored!” For those of us who work at home like myself, keeping children safely entertained is crucial or we won’t make a living! No matter what your circumstances, outdoor summer recreation is fun and can save you a bundle off day trips. Here are a few suggestions:

Pop Up Inflatable Swimming Pools

You can have fun without having to install an in ground pool. Whether you have a balcony, tiny yard or vast estate, a pop up summer pool is a first-rate suggestion and a better alternative if you’re looking for something flexible, simple and low maintenance. In just minutes, your children (and you!) will be cooling off in a comfy new swimming pool. Some states have fencing laws even for small pools so make sure you check them out before you get started.

We love the one with a blow up ring at the top. You use a simple pump to inflate the singular chamber then fill the pool with water. A small filter attaches through the hoses provided with the pool. You add your own chlorine tablets to keep the water clean. It is a low maintenance way to splash around on a hot day without fees or driving to get to a beach or public pool.

A few of the best Inflatable Swimming Pools available from Amazon include:

  • Banzai Crazy Crab Spray Pool
  • Aqua Leisure 48 inch Popup Pool
  • Bellows Foot Pump for Inflatables
  • Intex 18′ by 42″ Quick Set Pool Package

Barbecue Grills

Who can resist the distinctive flavor of barbecued burgers, steaks and chicken after a long day? Whether you barbecue for yourself, family or friends, summer isn’t the same without a grill. If you are an apartment dweller, verify the rules for using a grill on your balcony or outdoor space to avoid interruption of your dinner. Just use caution: if you accidentally use your grill to close to an open door or window that leads into your home, you may wind up getting so much smoke inside that you’ll need to invest in an air purifier to purge the odors from the space.

We prefer the old-fashioned round charcoal grill with a big lid. We purchased one for under $50 and love it! A cheap barbecue grill can work out pretty well, can be as effective as more expensive models.

Our friends use a gas grill and enjoy the convenience of instant cooking power. We still don’t mind waiting for the coals to heat up because they give the meat that summery flavor. When I was single, I used a folding tabletop grill to cook up a quick burger or hot dog for myself after a hectic day at work. I also used to bring it to the beach to avoid paying $5+ for a burger from the concession stand.

And a few more tips: besides meat, add potatoes and fresh summer veggies from the local market for a well-balanced meal right off the grill. Cut up the meat and veggies, put them on skewers and create your own kabobs!

A Slice of New York – Di Fara Pizza

di fara

Last weekend my brother was in town with his car, so of course I wanted to show him some of New York’s finest pizza’s, but I also wanted to catch a ride to a pizzeria that is otherwise a pain to get to by subway. We chose Di Fara Pizza at 1424 Avenue J here in Brooklyn, which has topped a good number of pizza rankings in the last several years, as anyone who’s seen their walls of collected magazine and paper articles can attest.

The critical thing to remember about this place is that it’s a little pizzeria that suddenly got big press coverage starting sometime in the last ten years or so, despite having been around for closer to forty. This had significant impact on our pizza eating experience, as I’ll explain below.

The Pizza: 8

If I’m not mistaken, this is one of the few top pizzerias in the city that doesn’t use a brick oven to make its pies. Trust me when I say that this is in no way a bad thing. The pizza was delicious and perhaps the best part is that you can see the chef, who’s been making pies here for decades, ply his craft. Every ingredient and topping is sliced fresh right in front of you, and added with care before the pie gets put in the oven. The result is a pie with a delicious thin layer of mozzarella baked evenly over hand-made sauce with a slight drizzling of olive oil and topped with a flavorful and aesthetically pleasing portion of basil. The one thing that detracted from this pizza slightly is actually the exact same problem that Lombardi’s pizza had: the crust was soggy in the middle despite being thin and expertly charred everywhere else. As before, I’m forced to dock a point from an otherwise incredible pie.

The Toppings: 7

The toppings were tasty and we could see that they were fresh, as they were added literally right in front of us, but they weren’t as ubiquitous as many that I’ve had recently, and just aren’t particularly transcendent enough to get past simply being “very good” in my book. Really nothing special if you’ve had some of the city’s top pies before.

Other: 2

I regret this, but the truth is that Di Fara Pizza is another instance of an excellent pizza marred by a frustrating eating experience. As I said earlier, the chef makes each pie fresh, right in front of you, which is great. The downside is, he makes everyone else’s pies fresh right in front of you too, and the novelty wears off quickly when you’ve got a dozen orders ahead of yours. The fact that the pizza oven itself can only hold 2 pies at a time doesn’t help move things along either. We went at lunch time, about 1pm, and all told, we waited about a half hour in the congested line that was jutting out the door when we got there, with a backpack on, and perhaps another half hour after that to get our pie.

I’d been warned by several pizza critics that it might take a while to get the food at Di Fara, and that they don’t necessarily serve the pies in the order you arrived, but even knowing this, the reality is frustrating and tedious. The place is small and cramped, your standard hole-in-the-wall with seating for maybe 15 people at a stretch, which ordinarily would be okay for a pizzeria if you didn’t have to spend an hour there waiting before you even get your food. This singular annoyance detracted considerably from the experience.

The Bottom Line

Don’t go out of your way. The pizza is good, yes, but the location is remote to most NYC commuters unless you have a car, and even if you can get there easily, you may be having second thoughts after the long wait for your food. I think that if you arrive on a really off-time, like 11:30 in the morning or something, you might not have to wait, but even a few orders ahead of you can back up the entire line by maybe 10 minutes a piece, so budget your time accordingly.

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre – A First-Hand Analysis and Review

upright

Last Tuesday, on somewhat of a whim, a friend and I decided to check out the Upright Citizens Brigade, making this my second trip to the famed New York Improv venue. As you may recall, I saw two partially scripted performances during my last visit, which played to a relatively empty theatre (probably owing to the weather). Well this time was a little different.

Harold

This time around, we came to see long form improv in a format known as The Harold. These are 30 minute continuous improv performances in which the eight or nine members of an improv troop alternate jumping into or redefining a scene. Once a handful of scenes or themes have been created, they shift somewhat randomly from scene to scene, elaborating on each one until the end of the show. In at least some cases, the scenes overlap or simply collide into each other with comical results.

Another major point that set this review apart from my first visit was the crowd. When we arrived a little before 8pm, the theatre was completely packed, even to the point where there was actually standing room only for parts of the show. The crowd was pretty much what you might expect it to be, which is young and energetic, and of course, ready to laugh.

The Improv

We saw three groups perform, though I only recall for certain that two of them were Bastian and Tantrum. The improv they put on was fairly entertaining, but as I’ve discussed previously, improv isn’t an exact science and it can sometimes end up in a place that isn’t all that funny. For example, imaginary giant foam hotdog hats were very funny. Explaining that the greatest prank ever pulled was to build a second statue humping the main one in the schoolyard was very funny. Rape counseling wasn’t that funny.

This is the second time that I’ve encountered seriously taboo topics in a UCBT improv show, and both times I was less than amused. While I’m inclined to say that taboo subjects don’t have to be unfunny simply because they’re taboo, I do think that if you’re gonna go after them, you have to have a really great (and probably well thought out) angle. Unfortunately this is a fundamental weakness of improv, because it’s supposed to be spur of the moment, and at least in this case, the brilliant angle never really materialized. Sorry improv-ers, it’s just not working! Stick to the funny hats!

The Bottom Line

Despite some scenes that were of questionable comedic value, it’s still a hell of a show for just 5 bucks, and it goes on for over 2 hours, though you are by no means obligated to stay that long or even arrive on time for that matter. Just stake out your seats early and enjoy the energy and innovation of the improv Troops. The Harold shows happen every Tuesday night from now till forever as far as I can tell, so if you like long form improv you’re pretty much out of excuses to visit UCBT at least once.

Add Value To Your Coupons: Make Your Coupons Count For More

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Is there a way to make coupons worth even more than their face value? The short answer? Yes! It’s easy to squeeze extra savings out of a coupon to spend even less on your favorite products and services. By doubling or tripling up on discounts, you can make the most of all the coupons and deals you find. In fact, just being a loyal customer and patronizing a particular retailer can get you started on the road to big savings right away. Take for instance, the case of Bed, Bath, and Beyond coupons (BB & B is one of my favorite retailers) — I’m able to store and collect loads of these coupons which I can use in one fell swoop at any time. These coupons don’t expire so I enjoy savings for my home and garden, each time I visit the store.

Double or Triple Coupon Savings

The easiest way to make your coupons worth more than their face value is to shop at stores offering double or triple coupon savings. Certain supermarkets and retailers offer double or triple coupons. Sometimes the coupon must be under $1 to qualify for double or triple savings. The face value of the coupon is automatically doubled or tripled at checkout and you automatically save big bucks without doing anything extra.

Online Incentive Programs

Sometimes you can use online coupon codes while shopping through online incentive programs. In other instances, online incentive programs may offer their own money-saving coupon codes when you shop through the store’s website. Either way, when you use coupons and earn points for your purchase, you are making the most of your money. The points add up to qualify you to earn gift cards and other bonuses without spending another dime.

Some cash back rewards sites that are of this flavor include MainStreetShares and Ebates. You can read up on MainStreetShares through this MainStreetShares review, and you can become a member by visiting this link. You can also read more about Ebates here and sign up to Ebates through this link. Cash back shopping sites are great because you receive cash when you go through these sites and shop with their merchant affiliates.

Money-Saving Supermarket Cards

Many supermarkets such as Pathmark and Shop and Shop offer money-saving supermarket cards. You sign up for a savings card at their website or customer service department within the store. The account is completely free and a card is issued immediately. When you present the card at checkout, watch the savings add up! Special discounts for cardholders only are applied right away. Use coupons with specialized customer savings to get the most money off your purchases, especially if you’re looking for a cystic acne home remedy.

Another benefit of being a local customer who carries retailer cards is the opportunity to receive special coupons sent by mail and printed at checkout. These exclusive coupons for cardholders can help you save even more. Use them with manufacturers’ coupons for the greatest savings.

Combine Deals and Coupons

Take the time to combine deals with coupons. Peruse the local shopping periodicals and look for weekend coupons to see where the deals are. Review your coupons to match up deals to coupons. By doing this, you are taking advantage of the deepest discounts from both manufacturers and retailers.

I love to double my savings by taking advantage of deals and coupons. Often, retailers time deals to coincide with coupons appearing in your Sunday newspaper. Last week, I saved big bucks off high end L’Oréal hair products. I purchased L’Oréal VIVE shampoo at CVS at the discount price of $2.99. With the $1 coupon from the newspaper, I only spent $1.99 on a shampoo bottle worth almost $5.

I also saved a few bucks off L’Oréal Excellence hair color by combining a CVS weekly deal with a $2 manufacturer coupon. The double discount meant that I only spent about half price for an item I use regularly!

Try Coupon Trading

Another way to make the most of your coupons is to participate in coupon trading opportunities. Get coupons you want while you get rid of ones you don’t need. Coupon trading allows you to squeeze value out of every coupon you cut!