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Father’s Day- Special Occasion for all Dads in the World

There are some special occasions of celebration that come up every other day out of the 365/366 days available in a year where the entire family come together to showcase its importance in their lives and how it has helped in shaping their being into something worth living. United States celebrate their independence day every […]

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Father’s Day- Special Occasion for all Dads in the World

There are some special occasions of celebration that come up every other day out of the 365/366 days available in a year where the entire family come together to showcase its importance in their lives and how it has helped in shaping their being into something worth living.

United States celebrate their independence day every year on July 4th, Thanksgiving in late November, Christmas on December 25th, etc. and there are so many others apart from them but these are the most important ones that immediately ring a bell in our memory.

Before getting into one such day, let us take a moment to salute the parents around the world that are willing to give everything for their children in order to give them a better life without expecting anything in return. In other words, when it comes to best friends, there is no match for parents as they are the most selfless friends you can find.

Daddy’s Day Out

Whenever there is a discussion on parents, it is the mother that gets to occupy the centre stage as how she is the shining figure in her children’s lives that leaves no stone unturned give her offspring a better life.

Sadly, the father is neglected and is relegated to the sidelines so he can be called the underrated beacon that is forced to take a backseat to his wife but the truth is that both mother and father equally contribute in giving their children a better lifestyle to the best of their ability.

Mother’s Day is celebrated with much aplomb and has been discussed many times so we’ll take the moment to celebrate the fathers around the world by talking about Father’s day significance and how the children can repay the affection of their dad.

While the mother always pampers her children with love and affection, the father maintains a strict demeanor and does not show his love the same way as mother which is why he is often misunderstood and therefore mother gets more importance.

Fathers, after attaining a certain age, are fond of gardening and tool kits for fixing something or the other so let’s take a look at some important power tools to shop for on the occasion of Father’s Day.

Tools

  • Cordless Drill-

There’s nothing like the sound of drilling to give you a splitting headache but most fathers take up this task after retirement as they take a fancy to carpentry

  • DeWalt

A reputed company with the choicest tools available that can help in cleaning the garden or an entire yard without any issues and you can get DeWalt batteries at Impact Driver Guide at a relatively affordable price of $100 to$150 without any premium to ease out the arduous tasks at hand

  • Electric Screwdriver-

It greatly reduces time and effort by finishing off the most difficult tasks in a surprisingly short time which you can get at $70 with an added discount if you look at certain special offers that come into play during Father’s day, which would be something your father would love to have

Two Sides of Instagram Marketing

Just like a coin, Instagram marketing has also 2 sides: the positive and the negative. Instagram has been considered as one of the best platforms for marketing activities and campaigns of clients. It has proven to be an effective medium across the social networking sites. However, there are also downsides of using Instagram. In this article, we will go through the advantages and disadvantages of using Instagram for your business marketing.

Advantages

There are a lot of pros of Instagram advertising. One of those is that it helps to drive traffic to your website through IG advertisements.  Instagram ads have the power to allow your business to have clickable link as a component of a promoted post. Through this, it will be able to include call to action advertised post towards your website. S a result, you will have a lot of IG followers and a lot of visitors in your website. Second advantage of using Instagram is that it increases your brand’s visibility. Hence, it is important to create compelling posts that will encourage people to engage in your page. Lastly, Instagram ads also increase brand awareness. With millions of people using IG every day, it is no doubt that this platform can deliver your brand across several markets.

Disadvantages

One of the common cons that users notice on Instagram is that the links are less effective than the links of Facebook. Sadly, links on Instagram are not click friendly so it doesn’t allow users to place clickable content as well. Another downside of Instagram is that it has limited audience only. Yes, IG has a huge user base. However, vast majority if users are between 18-29 years old only. Hence, if your products are designed for older people, then IG might not be a good platform to consider. For more information, check this site: https://en.instaprivateviewer.com

 

League of Legends- Booster to the Rescue

When was the last time you recalled your childhood? There are way too many memories lying in the back of our mind that trigger a surge of emotions that are mixed where on one hand you are happy and teary eyed but at the same time, there is a sadness that those golden days will never come back again.

What is it about childhood that makes it so memorable? It is difficult to gauge the mammoth experience but for starters we can mention food, video games, toys, television, comic books, etc.

Children are exceptionally fond of things that are related to fun and entertainment as that is the only way that they would want to live their life while the tension and stress is for the parents to deal with.

Gaming

While we are on the subject of games, let us mention one of the most popular ones in current times and it is called League of Legends, also known by its acronym LOL so we shall from now on mention it the same way so that nobody mistakes it for the popular internet slang.

LOL was launched in October 2009 by Riot Games in collaboration with Microsoft Windows and MACOS, an Apple product, where all three of them got together for this joint venture so as to provide a new form of entertainment for the kids so that they could enjoy something new to try out.

It is a typical action adventure that has your regular heroes and villains where the former has to end the tyranny of the latter and establish peace and harmony in the society alongwith a long drawn out battle that would seem straight out of a Star Wars or The Lord of the Rings movie.

It is natural that we see such similarities in LOL for it was inspired by the popular video game Warcraft: The Frozen Throne and also the evergreen Game of Thrones where you can see the strange mixture of genres that comprise of the entire series as the game progresses on.

But as of late, there are many problems that players are experiencing during play like slow speed and incomplete levels which is why they have complained about the same in various reviews online but as far as speed is concerned, there is a solution at hand that has to be implemented immediately.

Boosting the Prospects

If you want to increase the speed of the game at play, it is best to install a booster that will in turn boost the prospects of the game by making it more thrilling and enjoyable where the fast paced adventure will give you an adrenaline rush and a sense of fulfillment as though you are part of the game.

LOL boosting is quite a popular way to change the various designs of the game where you can select and choose various levels alongwith the cheat codes at will and update the history as well but just make sure that you have an updated PC and upgrade most of the apps if you’re playing on your mobile phone.

Why to Delete a Friend from Facebook

A social network is created to hopefully maintain our network of friends and peers informed about our lives. It is used to share personal and not so personal information about ourselves, our friends and families. But what happens when someone on that “friends” list is no longer a friend??

I have seen many of us that continue to keep certain people or should I say “friend” on our social network lists that no longer have any business knowing just that “our business.” This is done day to day and when speaking to others about it they seem to have a common ground of not wanting to be the first person to delete that “friend.” It causes an “uncomfortable situation,” is what I hear mostly.

I’m not talking about the people that have 1000 friends on their list, for these people probably do not even know half the people on there. I am talking of those of us that use the social network just to be updated daily of special events, photos or to know the happenings of our loved ones. Unfortunately, there are circumstances that a break up may occur and now what? Do we keep that person on the friend list to avoid further insult or just press the big X on the corner and get rid of them?

It is important to know that this is very public information that is shared and if there are any concerns of someone finding out something that may not be what you wanted they must be deleted. I know that there are settings that may be applied to block some individuals, but is it fair to keep them on if they are blocked. It is sending a mixed message to the other party. A social network should be used to share information about yourself to those that you want privileged to the information. This should be used in the same context as if you were to run into someone at the supermarket. Do you hope they don’t see you and walk the other way? If that is the case then that person needs to be deleted.

In some cases, some people try to getfans on their social media platforms for different purposes. But mostly, it is for their business, vlogs or personal interests. While this could be very beneficial, it is still important to always consider your privacy.

Depending on the circumstances there is information that another individual can use against you. Whether it is personal, work, or play gossip and defamation can occur and no one is exempt to these rules. The internet is very powerful and if there are things that are not meant for all to see then it would be time to re-evaluate who is on your social network list of friends.

Although a very uncomfortable situation I am sure that the other party will be grateful if you are the one to delete them. It is hard to make the first move, but it may ultimately save you from having someone have information about you that they shouldn’t have access to. And always remember if that so called “friendship” was meant to be it will, and in that case that friend can always be added on again.

Adventures in Cooking

Anyone that knows me knows that I live to cook and bake. While I’m not creative when it comes to cake decorating, I’m much better at the whole “making it taste good” sort of thing. I have a weird family type situation that I cook for. I live with Ross, who is my boyfriend, and his 9 year old daughter, Allison. I have a 14 year old son that is actually the biological son of my ex-husband (that is a long, long story – but the short version is he’s my son and anyone that says otherwise is wrong), Andreu. And then there’s my ex-husband, who’s a great guy and we get along really well, Chris. I cook about 5-6 days a week, either at home or at Chris’ house once a week while I visit Andreu. My challenge: Finding things that my family will eat. Their tastes are sort of plain – salt  amp; pepper, a little garlic powder, and they will use some Italian Seasoning once in a while. They like hamburger, chicken, hotdogs, some Polish Sausage and a little bit of Fish. So you can see how limited that I am in trying new things.

Lately, www.allrecipes.com has been my best tool to use. I’ve been able to find a few recipes that have turned out pretty well. And some have not gone over well at all. Below are the Culinary Adventures for the past week to bring you all up to speed.

Monday night:

This was my own concoction and Allison (the nine year old) named it “Kelly’s Surprise” probably because you’ll never know exactly what’s in it. Ross can’t eat “boxed” dinners like Hamburger Helper, so I make a homemade version that is the base for this meal. Monday night I realized that I had plenty of Cheese, but not enough Pasta to make the meal. I usually use elbow Macaroni, but since I was running so low, I added some spaghetti noodles. I also added some frozen peas to make it a little bit healthier. The night before we had grilled out and I had 4 leftover hotdogs, so I sliced them up and dropped them in there as well. Ross and Allison liked it, but I think next time I’ll go back to hamburger and make sure I have enough elbow pasta.

Tuesday night:

Cheeseburger Pizza! (http://www.pillsbury.com/Recipes/ShowRecipe.aspx?rid=45559) I found this recipe on the Pillsbury website and it turned out wonderfully. I did substitute Tomato Sauce for the Ketchup, but it was a big hit! Andreu even at it for late night snack when he was over at my house later in the week. This will definitely be a use again recipe. I will try this as a party food for the next get together that we have. I think it’s be great cut into little squares.

Wednesday night:

Tonight was a pretty common night in our house. I made Cubed Steak, mashed potatoes and green beans. Nothing fancy, except I baked the steak, which still made it a little tough for my tastes. I have yet to figure out how to make cubed steak tender. I’ve beat it to death and I’ve put tenderizer on it. Ross loves cubed steak, so I just keep working on it. I also realized that non stick pans are one of the best utensils to use for you to come up with a tender steak. Investing in this kind of pan is really advisable.

Thursday night:

This was our eat out night. If you are in the Jacksonville, Florida area and you are looking for a good place to eat, try Dick’s Wings on Old St. Augustine Road. They have wings, burgers, and the best New York Style Pizza in town!

Friday night:

This was a recipe that I’d been wanting to try for a couple of weeks. Chicken Nachos (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chicken-Nachos/Detail.aspx) – This turned out great! Served with some Pace Salsa and Sour Cream and was quickly eaten up. I’ll be making this again for a party, I’m sure. Not quite enough for just a meal. Good thing it was Friday night and there was other stuff to be eaten. This meal turned into a “Junk Food Night”.

Saturday night:

I found this while looking for something quick and easy using some things that we already had on hand – Easy Crunchy Hot Dogs (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Easy-Crunchy-Hot-Dogs/Detail.aspx). We had hot dogs in the freezer, and instead of corn flakes, I used Tortilla Chips (since we had this on hand). It was eaten, but when I asked Ross what he thought, he said it was interesting. Which is code for “Let’s not have this again”. Which is okay with me, at least he tried something new.

Sunday night:

This was another recipe I found while trying to use things we already had on hand. Porcupines (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Porcupines/Detail.aspx) . This was like meatballs, so I made them with Spaghetti Noodles and a really thick Tomato Sauce. They were okay, but I think I’ll be looking for a different recipe for making meatballs. I think Bobby Flay has a recipe for great meatballs…hmm…

My cooking is not only limited to dinners. I love to bake and there are tons of breads, muffins, and cakes that I am going to be trying in the next few months. Luckily my coworkers are all game when I bring in new things to try. I also want to try new breakfast items. I love making breakfast on the weekends, especially brunch on Sundays. And I’m amassing quite a collection of recipes to try.

My goal is to post weekly about the new things I’m learning to make and how well they are received in my household. Hopefully this will inspire othre people to start cooking different things. I’d love to hear what you try and how it came out. Feel free to email me – kelly.cornelius@gmail.com.

Ten Questions Your Dog Walker Should Ask You

You have been looking for someone to walk your dog, you think you have found a responsible, caring person to take on the role (see my article on ten questions you should ask a dog walker) and now it is down to the “nitty gritty”. How, precisely is the dog walker going to make sure you and your precious pooch get the very best out of the arrangement?

If you think of the walks you enjoy with your dog, you will see that there is a lot more to it than simply providing exercise and picking up poop. A walk is an opportunity for a dog to have fun, to explore and to satisfy a natural curiosity. A walk is a chance for you to reinforce your dog’s training and teach new things. Most vets and behaviourists suggest that the walk is the most important part of a dog’s day and, as a professional dog walker, I totally agree.

They make it a point to repeat this information each and every time you pay a visit to their clinic which isn’t bad as certain people are careless when it comes to dealing with their dog’s health so it is a good gesture on their part that shows how much they value the lives of animals being vets.

A dog walker should be keen to make every walk a good experience for your dog, whilst providing you, the owner, with total peace of mind, and will only achieve this if provided with the right information. The dog walker should, therefore, be asking the following questions:

  1. Is your dog up to date with vaccinations and worming? If you are not being asked for this information, then neither are those clients whose dogs may be walked with yours. You would not knowingly put your dog in the proximity of potentially sick animals and neither should a dog walker
  1. May I have the contact details of your vets practice and an emergency contact number for you? Anyone with any empathy for a caring dog owner should know the importance of keeping the client informed of any problems. It is worth agreeing with your dog walker the emergency process. My clients have agreed that, in a serious situation, I would first ask a vet to stabilise the dog and deal with any immediate issues, such as pain, bleeding or breathing, and then call the owner, as soon as possible, for instructions.
  1. Do you want your dog to be given “treats” on the walk, if so, which brands? It is irresponsible to feed an animal anything without the agreement of the owner. Some pooches have pouches (weight issues), others have allergies and some have sensitive tummies. Some dog owners use treats as rewards or enticements, others prefer to adopt different training methods. A dog walker should be guided by the owner in these matters, not only for the sake of the dog’s well-being but also because dogs thrive on consistency.
  1. What commands do you use for your dog? Again, consistency is key. There would be little point in shouting “Fido come!” to a dog who is used to responding to “Fido here!” The dogs I walk respond to a variety of individual recall commands, including “What’s this?”, “This way!”, “One – two – three!” and “Look at me!”. This is not too much of a problem as I have worked out which dogs follow the others back, and therefore call the “followed” first! Sitting at the kerb is a must for some of the dogs I walk, whilst others are asked to “wait” or “stop”. Essentially, a good dog walker will want to use the owner’s commands.
  1. What sort of walk does your dog enjoy? A caring dog walker will always ask this question but, if walking several dogs at a time, may not be able to please “all of the dogs all of the time”. I walk some pooches who like to run like crazy on the beach and others who prefer to sniff and explore. Conveniently, we can have half an hour on the beach and stop off at a park on the way home, by which time the runners have burnt off some energy and are happy to join the sniffers.
  1. Does your dog get on well with other dogs? A conscientious dog walker will find out where the problems, if any, lie. Many dogs, for example, are fearful of greeting strange dogs whilst on lead; others may take a dislike to certain breeds of dog. This information will help the dog walker to take dogs out in appropriate groups, to plan walks by, if necessary, avoiding certain areas and to anticipate and manage potential problems.
  1. What does your dog enjoy in terms of games and toys? Some dogs are obsessed with balls; others prefer a Frisbee, squeaky or a chew toy. Some dogs simply enjoy running around and playing with other dogs. A dog walker should try to provide the preferred stimuli for each dog.
  1. Do you want me to exercise your dog off lead in safe places? A dog walker must never let a dog off lead without the owner’s consent. Personally, I prefer not to mix off and on lead dogs, as it can be frustrating for the restrained pooches.

  1. May I see the collar, harness, leash and anything else you want me to use when walking your dog? A dog walker should check the security of and make sure they know how to use all items. Harnesses and car restraints, for example, can be complicated affairs and must be fitted properly.
  1. What will be the routine when I drop your dog back home? A dog walker should routinely clean a dirty dog and make sure there is fresh drinking water available. Some owners may want the dog to be fed. Other dogs may be left with a chew or a Kong to relieve boredom. A dog may take comfort from a favourite toy or blanket. Some may have the run of the house and others will be restricted to certain areas. Many dogs like to hear the radio in the background. A dog walker is responsible for ensuring that your dog is left happy and your house is left as you would wish.

A dog walker would be wise to document of all of this information and should also ask if there is anything else that needs to be noted. If he or she does not ask the questions, you could volunteer the details; but perhaps you should, instead, be asking yourself if this is the right person to walk your dog?

Using CBD Oil: What Are The 5 Top And Best Things For Using CBD Oil For Dogs?

CBD oil is known as cannabidiol, which is founded in the leaves and stem of the cannabis plant. This CBD oil has been used from traditional times for healing chronicle diseases among humans as well as in animals. If you have listened about the hemp plant, then it will become easy for you to understand about CBD oil and products. It is hard to believe that not only humans but our pets can also suffer from depression and anxiety. CBD products are highly enriched with anti-oxidant properties and nutrients. CBD oil is also used for curing chronicle diseases like cancer and heart-related problems. If you want to gather some more information regarding the benefits and uses of CBD oil, then you can 

find this. In this article, you will be going to read about the 5 top and best things for using CBD oil for dogs so that it will help in curing diseases. 

The 5 top and best things for using CBD oil for dogs:

  • CBD oil doesn’t contain THC, which is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. CBD oil is a compound which is beneficial for dog and helps in curing serious and chronicle issues. Using CBD oil helps in curing depression and anxiety. Dogs can also go through such problems, and it is helpful to cure these problems with the help of proper CBD oil. 
  • By using seizures, it becomes great to consume CBD oil for dogs. With the help of seizures, it will become beneficial for using CBD oil for dogs. It also helps in curing neuropathic pain so that your dog will get rid of CBD oil. 
  • It is a little bit complex to understand the pain and problems suffered by your dog. A little mishappening or any irrelevant situation can give a shock to your dog, which will create mental health issues. 
  • Using a CBD oil in the bare skin of your dog’s ear will deliver effective results as it will help in controlling severe pain as well as allergies. If you find out any change in your dogs’ behavior, then it will become helpful for controlling poor appetite, arthritis, cancer, and fatty tumors, as well as several other problems. 

  • CBD oil is also effective for curing inflammation, joint problems, mobility problems, glaucoma as well as digestive issues. There are several other problems too, which might become dangerous for our pets, such as phobias from fireworks and thunderstorm. It is complex to analyze these problems because a single incident or small issue can create a problem for your pet and dogs. It is better for you to analyze these problems so that you can visit a professional as soon as possible for you. 

In the upper section, all the 5 top and best things for using CBD oil for dogs are listed so that you can use it for your dogs and cure these chronicle diseases as soon as possible for you. May this listed information will become beneficial for you.

Dog Friendly Rv Parks In Cosby, Tennessee

Dog friendly RV Parks in Cosby, Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains, is a list that only has two RV Parks on it. Even though there are only two RV Parks on this list, they are important to RVers who travel with their furry friends because it is better to know if the RV Park will welcome their furry family member or not than to pull in, get set up and then find out that the park really does not want your dog there. Very few RV Parks actually come out and say they do not want dogs on the property and the ones that do usually include that knowledge on their website, on a brochure or some other way and usually they will have some type of area of the park designated as a pet walk. The two RV Parks that do welcome dogs are Cosby Ranch and the Great Smoky Jellystone Camping Resort.

Cosby Ranch, located at 311 S. Highway 32, Cosby, Tennessee, is open year round and can offer the RVer a “peaceful, low traffic setting” with full hookups, partial hookups or a tent site with hookups. This dog friendly RV Park is “next to the Eastern Entrance of The Great Smoky Mountain National Park.” There is a gift shop, beer and propane for sale, a swimming pool a laundry room and restrooms with showers on the property. Guests can also enjoy basketball or horseshoes or they can go fishing in the small pond on the property. For more information, interested RVers can call 423-487-3178 or go to www.cosbyranch.com.

Great Smoky Jellystone Camping Resort, located at 4946 Hooper Highway, Cosby, Tennessee, is only open from March through November. RVers who choose to stay at this Tennessee RV Park will find a designated area for walking their dog as well as full hookup RV sites with fire rings, picnic tables, wifi and cable television. On the property they will have access to clean restrooms with hot showers, a laundry facility, swimming pool, kiddie pool, miniature golf, Yogi’s theatre, a game room, a pavilion, a playground and more. For more information, interested RVers can call 423-487-5534 or they can go to www.greatsmokyjellystone.com. For reservations, RVers can call 800-210-2119. If you visit this site, you will get more helpful information about the best RV parks for your pet. In addition, it also offers other tips and essential information on how to properly take good care of your pet.

These two RV Parks are not the only RV Parks in the Cosby, Tennessee area. There are more, but these are the only ones that openly welcomed pets. It is always best to call ahead and talk to someone at one of these RV Parks if you are interested in parking there. If you call ahead you can not only make reservations, but you can also discuss their pet policy so you can make a decision as to whether this RV Park would be a good place for you and your dog to stay.

Logan Airport, Boston, MA: Tips and Tricks on Transportation to and From

Unless you have rented a car for your stay in the Boston area, you will likely be traveling on foot and with the use of the MBTA, Boston’s main line of public transportation, which is quite similar to Palma de Mallorca Airport Flight Terminals. There are key factors you should prepare yourself with before using the T system but very importantly, you should be aware way ahead of time as to how you are going to get to and from the Boston Logan Airport, which is usually nicknamed, Logan Airport, Boston, MA. You basically have a few choices of how to get to Logan Airport, Boston, MA. Below is a brief description of tips and tricks regarding how to get to and from the Logan Airport, Boston MA, when visiting or moving to Boston.

One way to get to Logan Airport, Boston, MA is by taking the blue line MBTA, or T subway line from Government Center or wherever you may be on the line, to the airport stop. The Logan airport, Boston, MA Subway (or T) stop, is conveniently titled “airport”. The Logan airport, Boston, MA stop is not so indicative of its title, for the airport is not immediately alongside the station. It is essential to keep this in mind when taking the T versus a cab to catch a flight, because it does take some time to actually make it to the Logan airport, Boston, MA. It looks complicated when you get off of the train but it is really quite simple; all you need to know is what airline you are taking. Walk up the stairs to exit the blue line airport stop and outside you’ll see two large signs directly outside the doors. All you need to do is find the sign your airline is listed on and hop on the bus (which comes very frequently) that corresponds to the number (or possibly letter) indicated on the sign. There are about two shuttle busses that divide up the several terminals also, at Logan Airport, Boston, MA. Keep in mind when judging your timing that you might be stuck waiting for the bus to stop and unload passengers (with heavy bags=slow) at terminals A and B before you can finally jump off at Terminal C and charge through the Logan airport, Boston, MA to your gate frantically hoping you’ll just make it despite your time delay due to unpredictable public transportation. If you didn’t get the hint, it’s much easier to splurge for a cab to go to the Logan Airport, Boston, MA. It will definitely cost you and you might have to account for the 5.50 tunnel charge but trust me, getting to a flight in time is way worth avoiding getting stuck in one of the many desolate terminals with nothing but overpriced coffee and plane schedules that are separated into four-hour intervals because your plane jetted without you.

How Much is Insurance for a Sports Car?

Whether you own a sports car or are looking to buy one, one factor you have to consider is the increased insurance premium. Insurance companies target sports car drivers as increased risk, and thus they charge higher premiums for these drivers. The definition of a sports car varies from insurance company to insurance company. Some cars that fall into the sports car category may surprise you. You may be surprised to learn that features such as a manual transmission, 2 door body types, and a V6 can cause an insurance company to label your vehicle as a sports car. This article will take a look at what factors play a role in determining the cost of auto insurance for a sports car.

Basic features such as the addition of a turbo, manual transmission, and body type can play a big role in determining whether or not your car is a sports car, but features such as high horsepower engines and the cars ability to hit 0-60 plays a larger role in the cost of sports car auto insurance. There are other things that you may not have even thought of, such as theft ratios and availability of replacement parts in the event of an accident that also play a role in insurance price. Insurance companies want to minimize their risk, so anything about the sports car that could add cost on their end will also add costs on your end.

What is considered a sports car at one insurance company may not be considered one at another. The line between regular everyday car and sports car is often drawn by insurance companies based on the previously mentioned attributes. When trying to figure out how much the insurance will cost there are even more factors to consider besides the ones already mentioned. The actual value of the vehicle plays a big role as well as the added sporty features in the car. To figure out the actual cost you need to contact an insurance agent because the rates will change from company to company.

When looking to purchase a new car 2 years ago I contacted my insurance company with my different used car choices. Believe it or not a 1992 year car (wagon model) cost the same to insure as a 2000 year car because the 1992 car had a Turbo, even though it was designed to transport children or families. Neither car was considered a sports car but the turbo was considered a sports car attribute, which makes the premium cost more.

The bottom line is that when you are going to insure a sports car there are many factors in which you need to take into account, such as horsepower, use of a turbo, and design layout. Certain sports cars cost more to insure because they are a bigger liability; liability is determined by availability of parts, drivers record, horsepower, statistics with same or like cars, and age group. The more power and additional sporty features are involved in the car the more expensive it will be to insure.

Sports cars are quite Porsche and happening that only a F1 racer or a passionate driver can understand and Michael Schumacher has displayed his fondness for such cars on numerous occasions with good reason so once you manage the important factors mentioned above, it is not difficult to get insurance as you can go URL for betterment.

Best Diet Plans – The YOU: On a Diet Plan by RealAge

The Spring of 2008 found me very overweight. This was a first for me, and rather disconcerting, especially when the BMI calculator told me that I was obese! I was certain that I must be hypo thyroid, so I made an appointment with my doctor. My doctor suspected that the culprit was a medication that I was taking, not my thyroid, and she was right. With my doctors consent, I stopped taking the medication and with a change in my eating habits, 30 pounds melted off. But, I was still far from my weight loss goal. One day, while reading something on some web site, I was dared, yet again, to find out how old I really was by taking the RealAge test. I’d always been afraid to take the test, fearing that I’d learn that my body was really 86, rather than my chronologic age of 48. However, on that day, I mustered up the courage, and took the test.

I was surprised to find that the RealAge site is run by Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz, of Oprah fame. Remarkably, when I took the test, I turned out to be a few years younger than forty-eight. One the the biggest strikes against me was my continued high BMI, and enormous waist size. At the start of my weight loss sage I weighed 225 lbs and had a 42 inch waist. Though I was down to 195 pounds and still loosing, my waist was still 40 inches, and that scared me. With the resurge products, a diet plan can be prepared for weight loss. The information about the products will be real and accurate for the consumers. The weight loss should be according to the requirements of the person. The rates will be under the budget prepared through the person to get desired results. 

We’ve all heard about the apple versus the pear shaped body. Apple shapes carry their weight around their waists, while pear shapes carry their weight in their hips and thighs. While most women complain bitterly about thunder thighs, they are a whole lot healthier than the women with the fat around the waist.

Abdominal fat is called toxic fat for a reason. This fat encircles all of the major vital organs in the abdomen, encroaching into the chest cavity. This toxic fat puts a person with a large waist at greatly increased risk of heart attach and diabetes, among other awful maladies. I needed to work harder to whittle my waist, so I took the advice of the RealAge doctors, and began their YOU: On A Diet waist loss diet.

The YOU: On A Diet waist loss diet plan promises that if you follow it for two weeks, you will lose two inches from your waist during that time, while learning healthier eating and exercise habits. I looked over the diet plan and it looked very sensible and quite doable. At the same time, walking 30 minutes a day and doing 20 minutes of strength training a few times a week seemed well within reach of what I could reasonably fit into my schedule.

There are a few things that the YOU:On A Diet plan requires; Eat three meals a day, along with two snacks, get support from friends or find a buddy on the website, and learn to read labels. The YOU: On A Diet plan encourages one not to buy anything that contains more than 4 grams of saturated fat or sugar per serving. This I could do, as well. The RealAge site provides a two week YOU: On a Diet waist loss menu plan, with recipes. Dieter’s are told to eat the same thing for breakfast and lunch each day, as it’s been found that people with a less varied diet tend to lose more weight. Eat more in the morning, less in the evening and nothing 3 hours before bedtime. Eat lots of fiber, too.

Aside from the saturated fat and sugar no no’s, there are no real food restrictions on the YOU: On A Diet plan. You can eat fish, beans, chicken, fruits and veggies, dairy, even a bit of very dark chocolate, which I loved! The first day , breakfast is hard boiled eggs and turkey and the morning snack is a pear. Lunch is a split pea soup and the afternoon snack is nuts and an apple. Dinner is a vegetable tofu stir fry with a baked cinnamon apple for dessert. The recipes were yummy and I was never hungry.

A workout plan suited to the individual can also be found, along with diagrams and video to help you know how to do the exercises correctly. One might have to purchase a set of hand weights and ankle weights, but there are no gym fees. Unless you also need to buy a good pair of walking shoes for the 30 minute daily walks, the YOU: On A Diet plan cost nothing more than the food that you eat.

I cannot say that I followed the diet plan to the letter. I didn’t eat as often as the YOU:On A Diet plan suggests. I am not a big snacker, so I ate a larger, high fiber lunch, which held me over until dinner. I also tended not to partake in the desserts after dinner. I ate pretty much the same breakfast and lunch every day and I didn’t find it boring, though some might. I also found that the recipes were very good, not bland or tasteless.

I did walk 30 minutes almost every day and still do most days. The weather isn’t quite so inviting outside with winter upon us. As for the YOU:On A Diet 20 minutes of strength training, several times a week, I had to push myself more to keep up with, and still do have to push myself. But, it’s good and on the really cold days we’ve been having lately, I’ve been using a dance workout video to supplement, my exercise, if I don’t feel like facing the cold.

The YOU: On A Diet plan easily became a habit of healthy living that I didn’t find dull or overly confining. I loved that it cost me nothing more than food that I’d be buying anyway and that my family loved the food I made from the menu plan recipes, so that they didn’t have to eat something entirely different. It’ IS sensible and it IS very doable. Since I began the YOU: On A Diet plan in late June, I have lost 9 inches from my waist, putting me within a inch of a healthy waist size. While the YOU: On A Diet doctors recommend that you ditch the scale for the tape measure, I haven’t been able to do that entirely. I am now weighing in at 160 lbs, one tenth of a percentage point away from a BMI number. I plan to lose another 10 to fifteen pound, but I am fitting into size 8 and 10 jeans now. I couldn’t be more happy with the results from the YOU: On A Diet way of living and I will continue it on into 2009. Thank you Dr’s Roizen and Oz!

Trumpet Players- Repaying Their Musical Genius

Human beings are quite selfish by nature and perhaps the most ungrateful of all in such a way that even animals are considered saintly especially in the current times because it has been seen what humans are capable of and the extent they can go to achieve their ends.

In fact, human beings never acknowledge the favors they get from others and forget about them once their goals have been achieved, which is why it is difficult to trust anyone these days and that includes near and dear ones.

But it has been seen that music is one such art form that has the capacity to mellow down the most temperamental person due to its inexplicable entrancing feel that even the gods are captivated by.

Trumpeting

One of the most popular musical instruments in existence is the trumpet, which is made up of brass that many of you must have seen being played by musicians and vocalists at musical concerts.

It is one of the most difficult instruments that need a lot of practice to achieve perfection in playing which can be seen when the trumpet players play in such a manner that it sounds so ridiculously easy.

The credit goes to the musicians for playing the trumpet with absurd ease that inspires youngsters to take it up as a profession but one must also have interest in music to understand the basic of the musical notes and all the instruments.

Trumpet, like all other instruments, produces music of a strong caliber with a blend of harmony and melody with vacant sweetness despite its bass sound, a testimony of how difficult it is to play.

It is difficult to trace a trumpet back to its origins but it is believed to have been founded around the 12th or 13th century and today it is one of the best instruments that continues to be used in all form of music whether it is jazz, classical, rock n roll, etc. to name a few.

Gifts

This might sound astonishing but trumpet players are exceptionally fond of receiving gifts from their fans and well wishers while the fans too oblige in a grand manner and present them with some of the very best things they can find.

There are times when people are confused about what to gift the trumpet players and end up buying the wrong items, much to their embarrassment so therefore, let us now look at some of the best gifts that can be purchased for the players.

To clear their confusion, here is a list of some of the best items to gift trumpet players that are as follows:

  • Chop Saver- It is the most important thing for a trumpet player to have which is why it is the first in the list as frequently playing the trumpet will result in the lips getting cut or swollen and this lip balm is going to have a soothing effect if applied regularly
  • Trumpet Kit- While musicians are gifted with their favorite instruments on special occasions, it is incomplete without a kit and the trumpet is one that requires frequent cleaning and polishing so that it lasts for a longer period
  • Music Stand- It is one of the best gifts for musicians as they can use it to practice and is the first one that comes to mind when there is a confusion on what to buy  for trumpet players or other musicians for that matter
  • Book- Trumpet players frequently recommend a learning book for beginners that are interested in learning to play the trumpet and in fact, gift it to their fans on numerous occasions

The Biggest Loser Key #3 – Education

Education. This is item three in my previous article, “The Five Secrets of Weight Loss From The Biggest Loser”. The more you know and understand about physical training, proper nutrition, and lifestyle management the more likely you are to be successful in your weight loss efforts.

On this journey, we need to establish a starting point. That is the purpose of the first topic explored in this series, “Commitment to Take Action” The second topic “A Change in Habits” gives us the overall game plan. We have to change what we have been doing in order to change our results.

Now we need to fill in the details. We will do this through education. On The Biggest Loser the contestants have a lot of supervision from highly trained experts. These experts in turn educate the participants in different areas related to their health and wellness so they can continue to improve once they return to their normal lives.

Take a minute to inventory your current level of knowledge and where you will most benefit from additional education. Here are some questions. If you are unsure of the answers, additional education will be a big help!

Nutrition:

Do you know your daily caloric intake? How many meals a day do you (and should you) eat? How many snacks? What are the three macronutrients? How many calories does each contain? What is high fructose corn syrup? Do you consume a high amount of artificial sweeteners? What are good sources of lean protein? Should you take vitamins and supplements?

Exercise:

What is resistance training? How much aerobic exercise should you do? Do you need to stretch? What exercises will strengthen specific areas of your body? Should you train every day, every other day? How long should a training session last? What can you do if exercise has been painful in the past? Are you correctly performing each exercise? How much weight should you use during strength training? What training are you doing now?

Lifestyle Management:

Everyone has limitations of some kind. Leading a healthy, fit life involves managing the circumstances of your life. Many factors will influence the details of what you should do. Here are a few:

1) Age

2) Medical Conditions

3) Previous Exercise/Sports participation History

4) Finances

5) Current Knowledge Level About Nutrition or Exercise

6) Access to Exercise Facilities

7) Time Constraints

8) Support of Friends/Family

Coach Dick Hartzell, developer of the Jumpstrech rubber band has a great philosophy on training athletes. “There is always a way”. We will learn how to work around our limitations through education.

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If you have a medical condition you should see your doctor before beginning a program. An injury will slow down your progress. If your doctor clears you for exercise with some restrictions, learn what you can do. Don’t let what you cannot do hold you back. Perhaps you do not have access to an exercise facility. Learn how to properly perform body weight exercises, get a swiss ball and learn how to use it, or purchase a set of adjustable dumbbells for your home. You could hire a personal trainer for a couple sessions to learn how to perform exercises in a safe manner. Start a jogging or walking club with some neighbors. If funds are a problem, check out an exercise DVD or book from your local library and learn from that. There is always a way.

Keep learning. Then apply what you have learned. Next add more to your ever growing base of knowledge. Soon, others will be asking you for help and you will find you have a lot to offer!

Recessing a Wide Medicine Cabinet in Your Bathroom

You might want to make the medicine cabinet in your bathroom look more elegant or you just might want to create more space in your bathroom. Either way, by recessing your medicine cabinet in your bathroom, it will make your bathroom look bigger giving the illusion of more space, and will make your bathroom look more elegant. This job can be done easily and quickly with a few simple steps you can do yourself.

Cutting out the studs

To start, you will need to mark the designated opening on the wall, and then with a stud finder tool, you will locate a stud to the right and to the left of the outline. On the wall that is between these studs, you will mark some horizontal lines that are one and one and a half inches in length above and below the designated opening. Now you will cut away the rectangle of the wall that is bounded by these lines and then the studs. You will use a backsaw to cut through the studs in the cabinet space, and then you will flush it with the edges of the opening. Next you will gently pry the stud segments away from the wall that is behind them. Keep in mind that the nails that hold the wall surface to the studs my indeed pull through, and you may need to repair some of the damage on the other side.

Framing of the openin

Now with two-by-fours, you will need to cut a header and also cut a sill to fit snugly between the studs that are at the left and at the right of the opening. Next you will screw the header and the sill to the cut ends of the studs. Next you will fasten the header and the sill ends with the screws that are angled into the studs at the sides of the medicine cabinet opening. Now go ahead and screw some vertical two-by-fours to the ends of both studs to provide a surface for the patching of the wallboard.

Customizing the proper fit

If by chance the medicine cabinet doesn’t fill the proper framed opening, you will need to cut two two-by-fours to the opening for the medicine cabinet. At the sides of the planned recess, you will need to secure them to the sill and to the header with special angled screws. Now you will cut and fit the wallboard patches to cover the sides of the opening to the inner edges of the medicine cabinet framing. Next position the medicine cabinet inside the framing carefully, using shims at the bottom and at the sides to make it as level as possible and plumb. Next you will drive at least two screws through each of the sides of the medicine cabinet, making sure to drive them through the shims and into the framing.

But when choosing medicine, always consult first with your doctor who has o1 visa surgeon.

With these few simple steps, you now have recessed a beautiful medicine cabinet for your bathroom.

Easy Tips for Weight Loss

The word diet, has got to be one of the most hated four letter words on the planet. We’ve all used that word in our vocabulary at one time or the other. After a lifetime of using the word diet to describe one of the things I was currently doing in my life, I can finally put the word to bed. Here are tips on how I lost 55 lbs. five years ago and kept them off. The word diet for me has now changed into healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Lifestyle begins with You

I woke up one October morning five years ago and realized I could no longer be happy as a size 12-14. I had tried to talk myself into thinking that was the norm, but I couldn’t do it. At 6:30 a.m. that morning I walked down to the dusty treadmill in my basement and started walking. I had always been an athlete, even in high school when I weighed my heaviest 212lbs. I played field hockey, and loved gym. I kept on playing in college and took up swimming and softball. I had lost some weight after college, but after getting married and having two children my weight crept back up to 195 lbs. I worried about diabetes. It has been a factor in my Father’s death. I didn’t want that to happen to me. Something clicked that morning on the treadmill, I had to do this for me. I was the only one that was going to push myself to see this through. I would walk a half an hour every morning before the family got up. Soon I was running on the treadmill, and soon I was beginning to lose weight. I’ve kept up the exercise and have even joined a gym with my two teen sons to help us all keep moving.

Realize that you have to do this for yourself, not for an upcoming wedding, reunion, or vacation. You want it to be a permanent change for the better.

Diet Changes

I had read that in order to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume. Well I wasn’t about to starve myself. It had never worked before. I had tried Slim Fast, the cabbage soup diet, too many diets to name. I needed to learn portion control, and what I could eat that had few calories but would fill me up. At the same time I had a family to feed, and they were not keen on being part of my experiment. I had to make changes for myself without having to buy a whole new menu. I found cereal with skim milk fills me up until lunchtime. I try to stick to around 350 calories. I now skip orange juice and take vitamin c instead. I try to stay away from bread, bagels, and especially donuts. Try to find foods that you like that will satisfy your hunger. Read the labels to learn what a portion is. For lunch I try to eat dairy again, including 100 calorie yogurts, or cottage cheese. I have a sweet tooth still, but found I can satisfy that with a snack size 100 calorie chocolate cake or granola bar. I also incorporate some type of fruit into my lunch. Fresh fruit is always a favorite, but sometimes I find snack pack fruits just as filling. Use the ones with natural fruit, not syrup. A salad is always a good choice but remember not to load it with all the extras. I still use regular salad dressing but always get it on the side so I use only a little. Dinner is usually some type of protein, we are a meat loving family, but again I use portion control. I always eat a vegetable with dinner, many times salad, and I skip the starch when possible. If we eat pasta, I eat a small portion and a big salad. That fills me up. As a family we do not normally eat dessert, so that wasn’t hard for me to give up. If we do go to the ice cream stand I get a baby size scoop in a dish. That way I still get my treat, but not all the calories. A frozen banana is also a personal favorite. I have learned that alcohol contains a lot of unnecessary calories so I try to limit myself to one cocktail when dining out or at parties. I’d rather eat more low calorie shrimp, or veggies.

Instead of setting yourself up to fail with some crazy diet plan learn to eat smaller portions of what you like. But honestly we all know what is good for us and what we could really skip. Learn to eat when you are really hungry and not just eat because you are bored. That’s when your will power must take control, you have to tell yourself you just want to eat, you don’t need to eat. This was and still is the hardest part of conquering the diet word.

Take your time a Healthy Lifestyle doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work and discipline. To help you with your endeavor to lose weight, you may also try taking lose weight supplement like leptoconnect. This brand is one of the trusted and reputable supplements that you can find in the market.

It took me eight months to lose 55lbs. but I have kept it off for five years. I knew in order to lose the weight successfully I couldn’t be in a rush. I have never seen anyone lose weight quickly and keep it off. Realize that the end result is worth all the work, and that skipping dessert or heavy meals isn’t a punishment, it’s just food. Learn to say no when someone offers you extras. If you are forced to take home the leftover cake or cookies throw them out when you get home. Yes, I said throw it out. That way it’s gone and you haven’t hurt the givers feelings. That has saved me a lot of time arguing with family. My reward for not arguing is that being a size 4 today is a whole lot better than being a size 12-14. It has also helped my sons see food as fuel and not just something to do. I still watch what I eat every day, and weigh myself every morning so I know if I have gained any weight. (Don’t do this if you are first starting out, weigh yourself twice a week, you’ll be happy every time you see the numbers going down.) For me it is a self check so I know to move more that day and get back on track.

Remember take your time, in the end it will be a healthy lifestyle change not a diet. If you slip up one day and have a heavy meal or don’t burn some calories by exercising and doing chores it’s not the end of the diet. It was just one day, think about your mistakes and let it go.

Weight Loss: Add Variety and Color to Your Eating Plan

One of the biggest mistakes we make when we are trying to lose weight is that we fail to add variety to our diet. This week at Weight Watchers we have a challenge to eat 3 different colors of fruits and veggies per day. Adding color not only is good for you, but adding color will add some pizzazz to what you are eating. What can be worse that eating the same old thing day after day? It’s fine for a while, but then it gets old really fast. What happens when the plan gets tiring? We end up slipping backward and we lose ground by gaining weight.

I just had a salad. Not an ordinary bland salad, but a gorgeous salad. I had lettuce, carrots, purple cabbage; a half can of tuna packed in water, topped with low fat shredded cheese. On the side I had two huge strawberries, and a handful of beautiful red cherries. My salad was a complete meal complete with protein.

We all know fruits and veggies are good for us, but what do we really mean by that? In what way are fruits and veggies good for us? If you guessed antioxidants, you are correct. Antioxidants fight those free radicals that attack the body. In other words many of your fruits and vegetables can prevent cancer. My son-in-law’s family has a blueberry farm. Each year my family and I get out and pick after the majority of the paying customers leave. When I get home I pop those babies in the freezer just as they are. When I am ready to use them I clean them and pop them in cereal, yogurt, and oatmeal.

Fruits and vegetables make us healthier by boosting the immune system, lowering cholesterol, reducing the chance for having a stroke, or heart attack. If you really think about what fruits and vegetables do for us, you might start thinking more about adding different colors of fruits and veggies to your every day eating plan. I’m going to name a few fruits and veggies and share what other things they do for the body:

Apples-add fiber to the gut, which prevents constipation. Apples have an anti-inflammatory property that makes them good for joint pain and fevers.

Broccoli-the National Cancer Institute says that broccoli is the best cancer fighting vegetable. Broccoli, brussels sprouts, mustard greens, turnip greens, cabbage, cauliflower, Bok Choy, and Kale are all cancer fighting veggies, because they contain Sulforaphane, which helps us produce enzymes that kill the free radicals before they get a chance to attack and destroy healthy cells. My family and I eat broccoli and brussels sprouts several times a week.

Blueberries-are the best antioxidants of any fruit you can eat. The blue color comes from the antioxidants in the blueberries. Those antioxidants are called anthocyanins. Blueberries are also good for constipation.

Tomatoes-are packed full of potassium, lycopene, beta-carotene, and vitamin C. Tomatoes also contain favonoids which helps to prevent cancer.

Carrots-cleanse the liver. Carrots also are packed full of Vitamin A, protein, magnesium, manganese, calcium and potassium. We all know the Vitamin A in carrots helps to prevent night blindness. (I need to eat more carrots, because I cannot drive at night. I cannot see at night.)

There are many more fruits and vegetables that I didn’t mention. There are melons, peaches, plums, and many other fruits. Avocados are really good for your heart. Have you noticed that when you give your body what it needs that you FEEL better? When you aren’t eating what your body needs, it’s like a car that isn’t running on all its cylinders. We have to do our job and feed our body what it needs.

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Since I have been attending Weight Watchers, I have been shopping for fruits and vegetables with color in mind. I buy yellow string beans, red peppers, tomatoes, egg plant, melons, purple cabbage, and many other fruits and veggies. I buy them for 3 reasons: 1-they make my plate look pretty, 2-they cleanse the body, and boost the immune system, and finally 3-because they have helped to heal my body and mind.

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