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Laser Surgery: Is it the Best Option for Removing Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks can be quite unsightly. They are usually caused by a rabid increase in weight and are common in women during pregnancy. The weight gain is caused by the increased food intake needed to supply the needs of the growing fetus and post-natal by the food needed to supply the nutrients for the suckling infant.

Stretch marks can be found mostly on the legs, arms, abdomen and hips. For the woman who wants to put on skimpy beach wear having stretch marks can be quire harrowing and even prevent the affected person from enjoying a day out on the sand.

Removal options for stretch marks are therefore a very essential service to a good number of people, women being in the majority. There are a good number products one can get that can be used to reduce or remove stretch marks. Most of the products work by applying the active ingredient in cream or oil form directly to the skin in the affected areas. These products are not, however, always successful.

When you think of rhinoplasty – or a nose job, you may perceive it as somehow complicated. This perception is the same with laser surgery for removing stretch marks. You may be intimated by the procedure but if you educate yourself, you will realize that it is really safe.

A more effective technique has now become available. This procedure does not involve the use of skin creams. This technique involves the use of lasers to surgical remove stretch marks.

The unguents which are normally used affect just the top layer of the skin. Lasers on the other hand can penetrate deep into the skin the effect changes not just on the surface, but on successive live layers of the skin.

Prior to your choosing to have stretch marks removed by laser surgery, review the advantages and disadvantages of opting for this option in the information provided below.

Laser treatment works directly with the skin layers which produce the collagen that results in scar tissue. This ensures that the results will be that much more effective than with the use of topic creams.

Stretch marks that have been left for too long untreated can now be successfully removed. Non-laser products are ineffective.

On the other hand, surgery utilizing lasers is quite expensive. Before undergoing treatment, make sure that your pockets are quite deep.

The treatment will take up a lot of your time, though. You will need to spend a good bit of time enduring treatment, which will of necessity be done over a long period of time.

The treatment is quite slow as only minor changes can be achieved at a sitting.

What with the amount of time that you will spend undergoing treatment and the high cost of the procedure itself, the total cost of the surgery to remove stretch marks can be quite considerable. You will therefore need to be prepared to spend this length of time and expense if you wish to use this technique.

PreFlight Parking: An Alternative to Costly Airport Parking

Preflight Parking is an airport shuttle service that allows the traveler to park his or her car at the Preflight Parking location and then be shuttled over to the airport. I just recently used the Preflight Parking service for the second time, and it made my travel experience much easier and less stressful.

Currently, Preflight Parking has eight locations in the US, mainly on the east coast, with the exception of one location in Phoenix, Arizona. I utilized the services of the PFP service in Raleigh, North Carolina. For a listing of all locations, view their website at www.preflightparking.com.

The way PFP works is quite simple. You bring your car to their location, park it in one of the parking slots, and a shuttle will come right to your car to pick you up. The shuttle will then drop you off at whatever airline it is you are leaving from. When you come home, you call PFP, and they will be there to pick you up within minutes to bring you back to the PFP lot. There is no payment expected until you pick up your car after your flight.

This trip was my second experience with PFP and both experiences were positive. I made my reservation online, which guaranteed me a spot. I questioned whether or not I needed to make a reservation, but when I got to the lot and saw the “Full” sign, I began to panic. I asked if I was going to be able to get in, and they said because I’d made a reservation, I would have no problem. I always, always recommend making a reservation. Even though the website states that they don’t need to be made during slower seasons, I still recommend it. Better safe than sorry, they say, and when you’re trying to catch a flight, being sorry is not the most desired option. The last thing anyone can afford is to arrive at the PFP lot thinking they’ll have no trouble finding a spot, only to be turned away.

Another benefit to making a reservation online and just viewing the website in general, is that you can print a coupon that gives you a $2.25 a day discount on the fee. Normal rates are $8.50 per day or $55 per week for uncovered. Covered parking is available for $9.50 per day or $60.50 per week. With the discount coupon, daily rates are dropped to $6.25 per day which is a large savings if staying more than a couple of days. Vail to Aspen transportation and other car service companies always ensure that you are serviced well. Hence, it is really advisable to book your transportation ahead of time so you can avoid the hassle and inconvenience of looking for car service on the spot.

For people who travel frequently, like me, it’s frustrating to have to worry about how to get to the airport each time, especially when I’m leaving early and or coming home late. PFP offers a frequent flyer program that allows travelers like me to feel at ease, knowing they will always have a place to park, even during holidays and busy travel times. The frequent flyer program can be reviewed on the PFP website.

Any business is going to gain a reputation, good or bad, based on its service and how customers are treated. I have never had a bad service experience at PFP. Everyone is always friendly and accommodating, even early in the morning and late at night, which is often the times I travel. I even lost my ticket and was afraid they would give me trouble when leaving. I can’t say the booth attendant was thrilled with me for losing the ticket, but she did let me through on my word, which was something I didn’t expect her to do.

The only other ways for me to travel, were I not to utilize the PFP service, would be to take a taxi, park at the airport, or ask a friend for a ride. Taxi and airport parking are way too expensive for my blood, and I hate inconveniencing anyone if I don’t have to. Pre Flight Parking allows me a cost efficient, time saving way to get to the airport without any hassle or worry. I’m just glad I’m in one of the states that offers the service. If you are as well, check it out. It’s a service definitely worth the time and expense.

Quit Smoking Cigarettes: My Path to Recovery

In order to quit smoking you must first ask yourself the following: Do you really wanna quit, and why do you want to quit?

Once you have answered these 2 questions, you can begin on the road to recovery!

When I stopped smoking cigarettes about 2 years ago it was a mind over matter thing for me.I had to be mentally focused in order for me to quit smoking cigarettes.I had to realize why i wanted to quit and I came up with lot’s of answers.

Below are the following reasons why I wanted to quit?

1.I was tired of being so tired in the morning when I woke up to go to work.

2.I was tired of my wife always asking me to quit because she didn’t want to kiss me.

3.I was tired of having chest pains in my chest that would periodically appear and disappear.

4.I was tired of going to buy cigarettes in the middle of the night to feed my nicotine cravings.

5.I was tired of having the cigarette smell on my clothes that really never go away unless you quit for good.

6.I was tired of making my wife and daughter sick because they had to smell the toxic pollution from the cigarette smell on my clothes.

7.I was tired of giving away more cigarettes than i was actually smoking myself.

8.I was tired of hearing those surgeons general commercials stating what the cause off nicotine has on the brain and the body and that I was at risk of catching cancer.

9.I was tired of hurting God because I was an active church member in my community.

10.I was tired of being sick and tired and weak minded to a drug that was controlling my way of life and the company I chose to be around.

These are the 10 reasons that constantly entered my mind and these are the reasons that made me ultimately wanna quit for good.

I want to stop totally. Even if there’s an e liquid sale or vape kits available for sale, I did not consider any of these. I want to fully commit and start a fresh beginning. The good thing is, I have a supportive family and friends.

If anyone who wants to quit smoking you must ask yourself many questions then you will be able to build up enough courage to stop for good.This is what worked for me and I stopped cold turkey by not slowing down how much i smoked but,by just making a mental choice that helped my mental control over my physical.The first week is the hardest task just fighting those stomach withdrawal symtoms.If you can survive the first week you are well on your way to quit smoking for good.You will be eating more food perhaps but just eat healthy low carb foods and you will not put on so much weight.Also,make sure you exercise at least 2 to 3 times a weak to recover from all those toxins in your body.You will sleep better and have more energy and your health will gradually increase.

Final note: It takes about 10 years after you quit smoking for your lungs to be completely clear of all the plaque and tarter build up from smoking cigarettes.There’s no better time than to start today.Good luck!

Movie Review: Foolproof with Ryan Reynolds

Although he is a very successful and wonderfully talented movie actor now, starring in such famous films as “Smokin Aces” and “Waiting”, Ryan Reynolds was once, within the past couple of years, one of the lead characters in a movie that didn’t even gross a million dollars! That movie was called “Foolproof” and was released in 2003, grossing just $450,000 in it’s target country of Canada and releasing straight to DVD in the United States. The movie itself was done on a small budget of just 7.8 million dollars. It was written and directed by a man named William Phillips and made by a small Canadian studio that was taking it’s first shot at creating a movie with an intriguing plot and intricate heist.

What was so wrong with this movie to have it release straight to DVD? I honestly couldn’t tell you. The plot itself rivals that of the “Ocean” movies with Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and George Clooney. It takes places in the great city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and revolves around the tale of three friends (Reynolds, Kristin Booth and Joris Jarsky) who plan very detailed and very extensive robberies and then practice executing them in an abandoned warehouse. These three plan their heists down to the last second and even take risky steps to gather pertinent information from the sites themselves, going as far as to take pictures of the security alarm inside the building so that they can research how to hack it and conducting brief run throughs in the actual area itself to find out how long it takes to run up the stairs in addition to the amount of time the guard takes in the bathroom. Although they plan and practice their techniques to perfection, they never actually act on them and never carry their plans out to their full potential. To them, it’s just a game and that is all.

The plot is quite intriguing from the beginning and has many twists and turns and one that can be viewed on tvmuse alternatives easily as Rynolds appears in a different role and he is easily among the greatest actors of his generation.

It stops being a game when a man comes along and steals their written instructions that describe the intricate steps to rob a popular diamond store in the area from the gym bag of one of the three friends. He not only steals the plans from them, but carries out the crime himself. Although he is the one to commit the crime, he takes the opportunity to blackmail the three friends, stating that they can either undertake a large act of wrongdoing for him or they can be reported to authorities and go to jail. They obviously choose to aid the man in his plans.

I won’t go into any more detail on what exactly happens, as it’s so suspenseful and ingenious that it’s something you want to experience on your own, with an open mind. Just know for now that you won’t be disappointed and you most definitely will be on the edge of your seat. Ryan Reynolds is great throughout this movie, even if not at the top level that he is today, and both Booth and Jarsky compliment his acting extremely well. The three of them together make this action movie a true action movie. You can purchase the DVD through Amazon.com for under $4.00. I’m here to tell you that it’s the best $4.00 you will ever spend!

Fishdom FAQ Guide for Beginners

This is a Fishdom FAQ guide for beginners. In this guide, I will explain how to turn your sound off, rename your tank, toggle to full screen, and more. You can load Fishdom to follow along with me. If you are just starting out with Fishdom, this FAQ guide should help you with some of the simpler things.

How Do I Toggle to Full Screen?

At this time in the game, there is no way to toggle to full screen. If you are one of those users who likes to do everything in full screen, this is not an option right now. Maybe in time though.

How Do I Rename My Tank?

To rename your tank, you can click the paper and pencil icon beside the name banner at the top of your game. When the box opens, type a name for your first tank and click the Yes button. Your tank will then be renamed to what you chose.

How Do I Turn Off Sound and Music?

You can turn the music and the sound off in Fishdom. To do this, you will need to click the Wrench icon in the top, left corner of your game. Then you will see the other icons appear below that. Click the Music icon to turn the music off and the Sound icon to turn the sound off. To turn them on again, click each one of them again.

Fishdom is not everyone’s cup of tea and is difficult to digest for everyone so they won’t be able to relate to it despite music being top notch but still it can be downloaded on ispoofer and listened at leisure.

How Many Fish Can I Have in My Tank?

In the top right, corner of your game, you will see how many fish you can have. Levels 1 and 2 only allow you to have 3 fish. Once you reach level 3, your tank will expand to allow you more fish.

How Do I Clean My Tank?

You can clean your tank by using the sponge at the bottom of your game. Click the sponge and place your mouse in the tank. Then you can hold your mouse button down and run the sponge over the tank to clean it. Once it is clean, you will be rewarded.

What are These Items Laying Around My Tank?

You may notice tiny items laying around on your tank floor. Some of these items when clicked will give you coins. Others are gems that you can collect and post to your wall for your friends to get.

Why is There a Number On My Food Bottle When I Feed My Fish?

When you feed your fish, you will see this number. This number lets you know how many feedings you have left. Once you run out of food, you will need to buy more from the store. When you first install Fishdom, you will be given 50 feedings. After then, you will have topurchase them your own.

Who Are Inspirational Leaders?

Leaders influence people by motivating them and bringing the best out of them. But what makes leaders inspirational? To answer that question, here are some of the traits of a leader that truly inspires:

Passion

One of the main characteristics of an inspiring leader is being passionate about his people, the goals of the team and the entire organization. The leader should also be able to share such passion to other people. Shared passion is what keeps an organization going. A passionate inspiring leader also knows how to genuinely communicate with his subordinates. He understands people and has clarity of vision. Passionate inspiring leaders dedicate their time and effort, work hard and perform well so that the organizational objective of the organization is achieved.

Listening

An inspirational leader also knows how to listen to people in the organization. How could a leader possibly understand and inspire people if he doesn’t communicate with his people. Hence, an inspirational leader is an effective communicator. He makes sure that the voices of his people are heard and their opinions and ideas are valued. A leader who listens to his team really knows what’s going on within an organization. He would know if there is a chaos or misunderstanding amongst the members and take corrective and preventive measures when necessary. People need to feel that they are being heard and appreciated.

Integrity and Trust

For a leader to inspire people, he must have integrity and trust. He must be able to demonstrate these values to his people so they will respect him and put their trust on him. An inspirational leader is a man of his word. He values every word that he speaks and he never breaks any promises he made. No one can ever inspire people if trust and integrity are lacking. People need to see that their leader is always telling the truth and always doing the right things.  Integrity and trust are crucial in making decisions for the organization.

Inclusion

Normally, an organization is made up of different people with different beliefs, opinion and culture. Diversity is always present in every organization. Hence, the role of an inspirational leader is to promote inclusion despite diversity. Regardless of what other people believe in, they should never feel isolated and outcast. An inspirational leader always tries to promote inclusion in the organization. He works hard to bring together his people into one common denominator. He should be able to gather his people in order to contribute their skills and talents to achieve the organizational objective. People should feel that they belong.

Clear Vision

Inspirational leaders have clear vision. They know exactly what’s the best for the team and they have a direction. They have systematic plans and they have specific actions on how to achieve the objective and goals of the organization. They are always able to share with the team the vision. They inspire and influence people by showing them the right direction on how to get to the success. Also, inspirational leaders serve as the light to guide their people towards the right path. They make the right and sound decision to keep the vision crystal clear.

Perseverance

Surely, as the team goes on its journey, there will be challenges and adversities along the way. Some of these would hardly challenge the foundation of the team. But inspirational leaders know how to deal with these challenges. In times of failure, they don’t easily give up. Instead, they keep on trying and look for any best possible solutions to address the problem. They keep in mind that they are the role models of their members so there is no place for giving up. Inspirational leaders always persevere and they keep on coming back no matter how hard and low problems put them down. For inspirational quotes about leaders, you can visit xxxtentacion quotes.

Positive behavior

Inspirational leaders are full of positivity. They always make sure to lift their members’ spirits. Since inspirational leaders are role models for other people, it is very important that they manifest positive vibes. When there are some issues and challenges along the way and when people’s morale is down and low, their leaders should be the source of inspiration and positivity. This is one way of motivating members to do their job well and properly. Positive behavior is a key factor towards inspiring other people.

Source of inspiration

Of course, an inspirational leader is a source of inspiration. Leaders must be able to share some stories about success and failures. They must be able to show to their people that nothing is impossible as long as you are passionate and committed to what they are doing. Inspirational leaders enlighten the minds and emotions of their members. They serve as the reflection of the goals the organization is trying to achieve.

Do You Want To Spy On Anyone? Try These Fantastic Android Apps!

Modern technology is developing rapidly day by day, and nowadays, there is nothing impossible with the help of android spy apps. The Internet is obviously a blessing for mankind, but at the same time, there are various drawbacks to it too. It is necessary to keep track of the online activities of your children as they can easily fall into the dark side of the Internet. So, if you want to monitor the online activities of your children as a parent or your employees or anyone else, you can use various android spy apps.

You can get some of the best spy apps and tools on https://spyphonetools.com/ and use them to keep an eye on the activity of the target device. There are numerous spy apps that you can use to spy on different devices. Some of them are free, whereas some of them charge some fees. You can spy on various social media platforms running on the targeted device, keep an eye on the calls and messages using these spy apps. To choose the best spy app for you, you must know about the top and most popular spy apps in the market that you can use on your android device.

Some of the top-rated spy apps for android

XNSPY

XNSPY is one of the most popular spy apps which allow you to peek into an android device and keep track of all its call details, text messages, chats, emails, and other social media applications such as Instagram, Facebook, etc. You can even spot the location of the device using GPS and track all its online activities. It is one of the most efficient spy applications as it allows you to record the surroundings of the targeted device. You can get access to the information stores by this app using in Internet supporting device. You get 24X7 support from the team in case you face any issues while spying using this app. The only drawback of this spy app is that there is no trial version that compels you to pay directly to buy it.

Spyzie

Spyzie is one of the safest spy apps that allow you to get all the information from the targeted device without getting caught. If you are using this spy app, then you will get to access some of the most amazing features, such as recording calls, screen recording, etc. It is one of the most effective ways to keep track of your child, a mobile phone, and its data. There is a minimum risk of being caught as the icon of this application disappears once you install it on the target device. It is highly compatible with the latest version of android. You can get two options for buying the membership or subscription; the first one is $89.88 per month, and the second is $99.99 per year. You can pick anyone according to your needs and requirements.

MobiStealth

If you want to keep an eye on the gallery and Internet browsing history of someone, then it is the perfect application for you. You can easily keep track of call logs with it and also find the location of the device even if its GPS is turned off. The updates are free on this app, and you only need to install it on the target device, and everything else will be handled by this app. You also get access to the Emails of the target device and can also screenshot the screen of the target device without getting caught.

To conclude, spy apps are one of the great ways to keep your children and employees under surveillance all the time. There are some fantastic spy apps that you must try.

Cognitive Surplus, Feedback And Social Capital

Clay Shriky begins his treatise on the promise of the rise of participatory culture on the Internet, Cognitive Surplus, with the news that young people, for the first time, are watching less television than their elders. The jaded response is “So what? They are still watching screens–computer screens or video games on a flat screen.”

But Shirky argues there is a qualitative difference. Young people are engaging in more interactive pastimes, posting comments and photos on a social media site, or playing on-line multi-player games. This new interactivity comes at a time when traditional sources of interaction, or “social capital” such as participation in fraternal organizations or even bowling leagues is shrinking. Shirky argues this new communal interaction is no less than a revolution.

Not only are young people engaging in the new media, but a recent Pew report cited by the New York Times finds impressive gains in use of social networks among the elderly as well. According to Wayne, “(a)dults 74 and older who are online quadrupled their social networking presence”

Why Spend Time Creating New Media?

A major reason people now spend time creating new media is because they can. The opportunity now exists which did not exist in the past. With the help of buying Instagram Likes from this website, you can certainly ensure that it is now easier and the opportunity is there. You no longer have to look for followers for your social media account when you can buy them. This is ideal for business owners who have social media network presence. This will help them grow their audience and as a result, more buyers will come. The world is more and more interconnected by computers; not, as Shirky notes, that older generations would not have created using social media, it is that they simply could not. Now the opportunity exists. Shriky notes four elements: community, cost, clarity and culture involved in sharing knowledge. The Internet provides all four.

We all do things for rewards, such as working to earn a paycheck; or to avoid pain, such as taking time to get our car maintained, but our “third drive” according to David Pink, is to do something just because it is interesting. This internal drive or “intrinsic motivation” is behind much participation in the new media. Why take time to share a funny video, or to create one? The motivation is pure enjoyment, stoking feelings of competence and autonomy.

A good example of this intrinsic motivation is found in one person’s response to Shirky’s observations about the amount of time spent watching television versus the amount of time spent constructing Wikipedia. The person created a visual representation of the great disparity. The visual is posted on-line. This participatory spirit excites Shirky who prophesies wondrous political and cultural outcomes from the new media.

The Personal is Political

The ability of people to come together over the Internet to support, research, and champion an infinite number of interests lends itself to political action. Shirky retells the story of the protests against American beef imports in South Korea as a prime example.

Fueled in part by the concern and participation of girls too young to vote who had an interest in a boy band’s website, the public rallies resulted in not only a reworking of rules regarding the import of beef, but also triggered the replacement of the entire South Korean cabinet. A few young women posting concerns about Mad Cow on a public website grew into an effective ad hoc movement.

The seeming purity of such web-based political actions underlies their appeal. The lack of paid organizers, profit motives, and slick campaigning seems to touch many people who would otherwise remain inactive. A feeling of belonging intrinsically rewards those who participate. It turns out people like to feel generous, and contributing to on-line efforts puts that opportunity at their fingertips.

Feedback Loops

One of the features of new social media is how easy it is to build upon the work of another, to make a work a truly communal effort. Humans, research shows, assume that interactions have a social component. That is why the experiment called “The Ultimate Game” fails to find purely economically rational behavior when faced with an economic exchange. As social beings, we unconsciously expect feedback. The new media, however, gives us the opportunity to exchange ideas with others all over the planet in real time. .

An excellent example of a small scale feedback loop can be found on a website where Shriky’s comparison of television hours verses hours spent editing Wikipedia is illustrated by an amateur graphic artist. The artist’s original illustration is followed by multiple comments on both the topic in general and the illustration itself. Suggestions about how the graphic might be more accurate are generously posted. Multiply that interaction over and over again and it is easy to see how something truly unique and communal is generated through the use of social media. Large scale projects like the development of free software like Apache are cited by Shirk.

Criticism of Cognitive Surplus

Not everyone sees the rise in voluntary activity primarily for intrinsic rewards, like feelings of competence, autonomy, generosity and belonging as a positive thing. As one writer on the Information is Beautiful website complains, “Is the point you are encouraging here that people should be spending 100% of their time working and none of it consuming? Isn’t that simply capitalism without the benefit?”

As Shriky himself notes, much of what has been discovered about social media defies our traditional cost-benefit mindset, which is why it is exciting, and surprising. Like the Ultimate Game experiment, we find we are not purely rational beings, but ones primed for social interaction. After years of passive television consumption, the Internet gives us the ability to work communally, for our own intrinsic enjoyment.

4 Biggest Misconceptions About Hemp Oil And CBD Oil

CBD and THC are one of the heated conversations across the globe. With several studies and research about these products, a lot of claims are coming from different directions. However, there are some facts that have been proven already. Hence, those misconceptions about THC and CBD must now be corrected. This article is written to educate its readers about the main misconceptions about CBD and THC. So here are some of the biggest myths about hemp oiu and CBD oil debunked. Knowing these will allow you to be informed and educated about these products so you can make wise and better decisions about it. 

Cannabis makes you high

This is one of the biggest misconceptions about CBD oil. According to studies and research, CBD and hemp oil do not contain any element or substance that make people high. But what people might experience is just an endocannabinoid system introduction. This is the same with what people experience or feel when the endocannabinoid system is triggered by the cannabinoids produced by our body. Simply explained, CBD is definitely safe to take and it doesn’t have any psychoactive chemicals. This is also the reason why it is legalized in some countries.

Cannabis are not safe

This is another misconception that must be corrected. It is not possible for you to get overdose on hemp oil or even CBD. This is because your body already produces cannabis-like molecule in a natural way. Such system keeps your body’s homeostasis in response to changes in the environment. The thing is that there are several plants that produce cannabinoids such as chocolate and pine trees. However, cannabis is the only compound that ahs the ability to priced it with our body. As such, as we use cannabis products, it mimics our endocannabinoids and enhance their effects. Also, science has already stated that CBD doesn’t have any toxic chemicals on it.

THC will show in a drug test

As stated earlier, CBD oil and hemp oil do not have THC concentrations. The highest possible measurement would be 0.3 percent which is not enough to trigger a positive drug result.  While it is true that CBD is considered as psychoactive just like orange juice and coffee, which may cause some alterations in your mood, CBD doesn’t contain any psychotoxic chemicals or elements. This means that it will not cause any damage or harm to our mind, behavior or even personality. 

CBD and THC are the same

Definitely, CBD and THC are not the same and they are not identical at all/ They have different forms and compound. Hemp oil is a pure extract of the entire hemp plant. This includes all the types of cannabinoid such as CBG, CBD, CBC, CBN, plus flavonoids, terpenes and 0.3% THC. On the other hand, CBD oil only contains cannabinoid alone. For you to learn more about CBD and THC products, you can visit thecannabisradar.com. This website educates people about CBD and also offers some reliable products.. 

4 tell-tale signs your water filter requires replacement

Timely replacement of your water filter is as much crucial as the installation of a filter for safe water at home. Every filter comes with a finite lifetime which could be something around 12 months. Some advanced versions like those infused with carbon filters would last for 24 months. For example, as per propur water filter review, propurfilters are equipped with carbon filters and hence would last longer. But irrespective of the filter you choose, it will have an expiry date and nothing is worse than a non-functional filter. Put simply, you will have to make sure to replace your old filter with a new one right on time to ensure safe water for your family.

But, how to locate the right time for replacement? Well, there are some tell-tale signs that will tell you it’s about time your filter might need a replacement.

Gradual drop in overall water pressure

Have you noticed a sudden drop in water pressure lately? Well, if this is the case, then there could be something wrong with your filter. The most viable reason is the filter has got clogged which has plummeted water pressure. So, check your filter and if it is actually clogged, you will need to replace it the earliest possible. Now, if you are down with a clogged filter, please do not try to unclog it yourself. It’s a plumbing complication and you should rather call up your plumber to take care of the situation.

Weird noises from faucet or drain

This sign is particularly applicable for Reverse Osmosis water filter. Now, you might hear odd noises from drains or faucets immediately after you install the filter in your home. Don’t worry, that’s perfectly normal. But, if you start getting such strange noises for a longer period of time, there is certainly something wrong with the filter itself. It’s likely the filter is malfunctioning. In that case, you will have to go for a quick replacement.

Foul taste in water 

Now, this is one of the most prominent signs of a filter past its prime. Does your filtered water taste strange these days- like really foul? It could be because of salt or metal in water. One of the primary tasks of a water filter is to remove unwanted salt and heavy metal from water. If you find presence of these unwanted substances in water it only means that your filter isn’t working and requires immediate replacement.

Turbidity

Turbidity in water refers to cloudy water. Check your water glass in bright light. If it appears to be cloudy, it means the water is not clean and contains pollutants. When you have to face such scenarios despite having a water filter, it’s time for replacement.

Final words

All the points mentioned above are vital signs of filter replacement. Additionally, you should be careful of the water usage guide given by the manufacturer with your filter. Every filter comes with guidelines on water usage. Your filter will be healthy if you stay within the stated limit. But, if you exceed the specified guidelines, your filter would be badly affected and would need an emergency replacement.

7 Effective Workouts For A Slim Waist

Everyone these days wants a flat belly and a slim waist which is why they look for different ways through which they can reduce their belly fat and get a slimmer waist. You might have seen people trying waist training along with different workout equipment so that they can get in shape as soon as they can.

Keeping all this in mind we are here with some of the best tips that you can follow in order to get a slim waist as quickly as possible. With the help of these easy workouts, you can get an amazingly flat belly and waist.

  • Oblique “V” crunch

Oblique “V” crunch is a really great exercise that you can try when it comes to training your obliques and abdomen. You start this exercise by lying down on your yoga mat on your right side. After that will pile up your legs on top of each other and you keeping your left hand behind your ear.

As you form a V shape with your legs while raising them up and by bringing your torso near them. While doing so you can support yourself with the help of your right hand. Once you are done you can slowly get yourself back to the yoga mat and repeat the same process 7 to 8 times for each side.

  • Heel Touchers

This is another really great exercise for your abdomen and oblique muscles. You start by lying down on your yoga mat and bend your knees by placing them slightly wider than that width of your shoulders. Now you extend your arms while your palms facing in.

You start this workout by exhaling and crunching your torse to the left as you touch your heel with your hand. As you touch your heel you can stay in that position for a second and move to the other side. Once you are done with both sides you should slowly return to your initial position. You can repeat the same process for 30 seconds for each side.

  • Triangle crunch

Triangle crunch is another really popular exercise that you can include in your workout as you train your obliques out. In this exercise, you kneel on your left knee while supporting yourself with your left hand. Thereafter, you can extend your right leg while placing your right hand behind your head.
Thereafter, you can bring your right leg and right elbow and crunch. As you do this exercise you can hold your position for a few seconds in the air and repeat the same process about 30 times for each side.

  • Ordinary forearm plank

You must be familiar with Ordinary forearm plank which is a really common and popular exercise when it comes to training for a flat belly. By placing your forearms on the yoga mat and aligning your elbows below the shoulder you start with this exercise. Once you are in this position you can keep your arms parallel to your body.
You can correct the position of your neck and spine by looking at a spot and after maintaining this position for about 20-30 second you can slowly get back to a relaxed position.

  • Starfish crunch

When it comes to sculpting your core you have Starfish crunch which is an amazing exercise that you can try. As you lie down on your yoga mat by making a position just like an “X”. Thereafter, you can lift your shoulders along with your upper body as you touch your elbows with your knees. Once you are in this position you can hold this position for about 20-30 seconds and come back to the initial position. You can repeat this same exercise 20 times.

  • Standing cross-crunches

With Standing cross-crunches you focus on your abs, hip flexors, and your obliques. With the help of this amazing exercise, you can get a flat and burn your thigh fat as well.
You start by placing your hands on your head and keeping your legs a foot apart. Now you start bending your right hand and move your knee towards the left elbow. While doing this, you also need to rotate your torso to make your elbow touch your knee. Once you are done you can repeat this 30 times.

  • Side jackknives

With the help of Side jackknives, you can improve your abs, glutes, hip flexors, and obliques. You start by stacking your feet in the air as you lie down on your yoga mat. Once you are in this position you can place your right hand on the side and place your left arm behind your head. Meanwhile, you can raise your upper body, with the help of your right elbow. You need to hold this position for a few seconds and return to your original position slowly. You can repeat this process for about 10 to 15 times for each side.

These are the 7 effective yet easy exercises that you can try as you start with your wasit training regime.

Most Useful Tips For HYIP Investing

HYIP Investing or also known as the High Yield Investment Program, is an investment option that can provide you with good amount of return for your invested funds. Majority of the HYIPs usually pay in daily or weekly interests and you can withdraw it from your payment processor every month or regularly when you want as well. The concept of HYIP is really simple and you are required to invest funds and watch the profits grow with time. You need to be patient and make sure that you are giving the HYIP enough time to grow and develop over the course of time. Without patience and control over your greed, you will not be able to make good returns. Only then your account will be provided with solid investment returns on a daily or monthly basis.

If you are planning to invest in HYIPs, then it is high time that you learn and understand the different aspects related to it. Without the right knowledge and understanding you will never be able to get good returns and make a reliable investment strategy. In today’s blog, we will discuss about some really effective tips that is going to help you in HYIP investment. Also, check out the top paid to click websites if you want to generate passive income for investing.

Tips That Will Offer Better HYIP Return

High Yield Investment Programs have become a huge success in today’s time. People are really interested in making quick profits and make themselves financially stable. By using HYIP fund, a lot of people are always aiming to make it big. However, there are several cases of scam as well, in this industry. That is why you need to stay out of them in the best possible manner.

Here are some most important tips you need to consider for making HYIP investments.

Advertising –

One of the most important factor you need to keep in mind when you are into HYIP investments is advertising. Any HYIP that follows a strict advertising strategy will be able to attract much more attention and focus by the people which tells us that more money will be flowing into that particular company. There is also a bigger opportunity for the company to promote their services to larger segment of people and by doing so, they are able to fulfill their business aims and objectives. If there is a HYIP which is being eyed by new investments and investors, then be sure that it going perform much better than others in the long run. Advertising surely makes a drastic impact on it.

Reputation – 

Before you invest your hard earned money on HYIP, it is absolutely necessary that you check the reputation of the HYIP you have in mind. A good and reliable company will always have a solid reputation in terms of customer support, service, and many other areas. You would not want to invest in a HYIP which offer poor customer support or does not have an experienced team of professionals working. The reason because of which a particular HYIP does not have too much of reputation is because it has a weak performance or it is very new. In case of a HYIP being new, you can wait for some time and then decide what you must do with them.

Earnings Gap Between Plans –

It happens manier times that there are plenty of HYIPs that seem to look absolutely great during the initial days, but only after close review, it is found that they are far too risky to be held for the long term future. There are several plans which are really common during the HYIPs and they usually provide better and much higher return percentages to the larger investors in the community. You will need to calculate the earning gap that is between the plans which offer a better idea of the situation.

Age of the HYIP –

The age of the HYIP or you can ask the experience of the HYIP is the last but not the least factors of all. Many people study the already successful missions they have made and analyze the ones that they have disappointed in. In case the HYIP is too old, then the risk is even more. That is why you need to maintain a balance between the elements. The age of the HYIP will help you to create a good HYIP investment strategy plan for better profits.

So, here are the top points that you should read and understand how you can invest properly in HYIP funds and get back good amount of profits in the long term. Make sure to consult an expert in order to invest in the right funds and minimize the amount of risk that is involved in the process.

How To Make An Appalachian Style Knife

Many resourceful craftsmen have used discarded items as raw material to make various types of knives throughout history. For the Appalachian style knife (one similar to those used in the Appalachian mountains), the raw material most often used is a worn or broken hand saw from which one can cut out a blade. Well, if you live in a city then it can be a little difficult for you to get the very best material that you need in order to create a knife on your own. This is where you can try https://knifedge.net/ for the very best material that you need for your knife and time and recommendations that you can follow in order to craft a high-quality knife on your own.

To make an Appalachian style knife, first, make a pattern in the shape of the knife blade you would like, then trace around the pattern directly onto the saw blade. Next, place the saw blade on top of an anvil, or another sufficiently hard surface, then get a chisel and place the edge of it onto the pattern line and strike it with a hammer to make a small cut. Continue moving the chisel along the pattern line, striking it with the hammer and cutting it out until your knife-sized piece is fully separated from the saw blade.

Next, take your cut piece and place it in a vice, or clamp it onto a table and smooth down the rough edges with a file. The portion of the blade that will fit into the handle (called the “tang”) should be cut one and a half inches shorter than the desired handle length since it will later be set into a piece of solid wood.

The next step is to mark where you want your rivet holes to be positioned on the knife tang. Carefully position them so that they will not be too close to the ends of the wooden handle, which would weaken the knife considerably. Place a nut (a piece of metal with screw threads that fits onto a bolt) the size of the desired rivet hole onto an anvil or another hard surface, then position your knife tang over the nut, take a punch and drive it through the knife tang and into the hole of the nut behind it. After you punch out each rivet hole, clamp the knife to a bench, with its edge extended over the end of the workbench. Take a file and bevel down one side of the blade. Then turn the blade over, reclamp it, and bevel down the other side.

To make the handle for your Appalachian style knife, find a section of a tree limb or another piece of wood that’s about 3/4 of an inch thick, then cut or whittle it off the same diameter as the width of your knife tang. We are going to make a ‘half-tang’ handle, which will extend only part of the way through the wood going lengthwise. Make sure the section of wood is left longer than the desired handle so it can be clamped into a vice. Next, saw a “kerf” (a slot or trough made by a saw blade) lengthwise down the center of the handle section for the blade to fit into. Now place the handle on top of the knife tang and carefully mark where the rivet holes should go, then drill them into the handle of the wood. Before you can insert the tang, you will probably have to slightly enlarge the slot. Simply use sandpaper to sand back and forth to widen the slot.

Making the rivets will not be too difficult. Use large diameter copper wire or nails that are about 1/8 inch longer than the thickness of the wood handle. The knife tang should then be inserted into the kerf, with the rivets pushed through the wood and the tang holes. (You may have to ream some of the rivet holes out with an ice pick to enlarge them.) Then place the rivets onto a hard surface and peen them over with a hammer.

Next, cut off the excess length of the handle and shape it in whatever way you like, then hone the blade of your new Appalachian knife to a fine edge, and you’ll be ready to skin a bear or a wild boar or whatever else comes your way.

It will take some practice to be able to make your own Appalachian style knife in a high-quality fashion, but once you get the basics down you will be able to make many knives to handle all your hunting and fishing needs, or any other uses you may have.

Bitcoin Mining – Understand The Steps To Get Started!

Have you ever heard about bitcoin? If yes, then you may also know about the other term bitcoin mining. Well, bitcoin mining refers to the process of creating bitcoins by using the computer. Understand about the mining process and everything related to bitcoins. As you know, bitcoin is an alternative to the traditional currencies and the banking system. People having bitcoins can easily transfer it to one account from others without the restrictions of central authority.

All the transactions related to bitcoins are mainly recorded in the blockchain. When the current bitcoin transactions are added to the record of the past transactions, then it is known as bitcoin mining. In other words, you can say it the verification of bitcoin transactions.

Know more about bitcoin mining

Usually, bitcoin mining is done with the use of specialized computers. If you are a miner, then your responsibility is to make the network secure and process all the bitcoin transactions. To mind bitcoins, miners need to solve computational problems. It is also crucial to know the different aspects as well as functions related to bitcoin mining. Some of these aspects are – issuance of new bitcoins, security, and the confirming transactions. The main purpose of bitcoin mining is to issue new bitcoins, and you should always keep this thing in mind.

Many other ways are out there that can help in mining bitcoins. If you are interested in bitcoin mining, then you should start by getting the best bitcoin wallet. After this, you should make use of the bitcoin mining hardware. Without ASIC miner, you can’t make the mining process possible. Once you have completed this step, you should choose a mining pool in order to share your hash rare. Miners shouldn’t forget to get one of the best bitcoin mining software.

Considerable tips for miners

Before getting started with the bitcoin mining process, you should know whether it is legal in your country or not. It is one of the essential things to which you should pay attention. You can also consult with the local counselor to get assistance for knowing the tax implications of bitcoin mining and other details. Along with it, make sure that the mining process is beneficial for you. Do some calculations and get a rough idea related to the mining profitability. If you are considering all these things, then you can easily start the process of bitcoin mining to get the best results.

The final verdict

Bitcoin mining is highly competitive, and that’s why you need to be aware of some essential tips. It is important to make a good plan before getting started with this process. Learn how to do it to know about technology and other related details. The Bitcoin revolution is a cloned website that offers many unique features for traders. With the use of this platform, you can make your task easier related to bitcoin trading and also gain some additional benefits.

Slimming Bathing Suit Styles for Apple Shaped Women

What the heck is an apple-shaped gal, you may be wondering. Women are either pear or apple-shaped. Pear, you may know as hourglass-shaped: smaller waist with larger hips and bottom.

Apple-shaped gals have larger waists and tummies and smaller bottoms. I speak today for the apple-shaped women. Finding a bathing suit that doesn’t make us look like a beach ball can be difficult. Here are bathing suit styles to enhance the curves and reduce the stomach. You can get all these swimwear from one piece swimsuits that give you really affordable prices on all these types of swim wears. Moreover, you get to choose from their wide variety of designs and types making it easy for you to find a swimsuit that is perfect for your body.

 

Cross-shaped front bathing suits: Some bathing suit styles have a cross front beginning with shoulder straps and that cross under the breasts across the stomach. The cross-shaped bathing suit pulls in across the stomach tightly and falls looser below the waist to the legs.

High cut leg opening bathing suits: higher cut leg holes sit a few inches below the hips. Hi-cut can accentuate the legs and take focus away from the apple-shaped tummy. Boy cut or short style legs, especially the two-piece styles emphasize an apple-shaped stomach.

Skirt style bottom bathing suits: A flared skirt emphasizes the bottom and legs and makes an apple-shaped waist appear smaller.

Cinched waist bathing suits: some bathing suits are reinforced and extra snug around the waist, to pull in the stomach. This creates an hourglass figure. Wearing bathing suits with a reinforced waist is similar to wearing support hose or foundation garments. As bathing suits are made with Lycra, the bathing suit has elastic and is very comfortable.

Gathered side bathing suits: Gathered bathing suits with gathered sides that pull the top-down and the bottom-up can create an hourglass figure for apple-shaped women. Gathered side bathing suits accentuate curves.

 

 

Halter style bathing suits: Halter top bathing suits tie or clip around the neck and fall to a v-shaped neckline. Halter style bathing suits take the emphasis away from the apple-shaped stomach and focus it on the neck, shoulders, and chest. Any bathing suit top should have a supportive, elasticized, protective pad to prevent the breasts from sagging uncomfortably.

Whatever bathing suit style you choose, be sure to choose one with a proper fit. When your bathing suit is dry it should fit snug and comfortably. In the water, the bathing suit will loosen. But avoid choosing a bathing suit that is too small. No one knows what size your bathing suit is; choose a suit that doesn’t pinch in any way. Wearing a bathing suit, or any clothing that is too small defeats the purpose of looking more slender. Bathing suits or clothing that is too small, whatever your size, makes you look heavier.

India-Pakistan Semi Final Sends India to Cricket World Cup Final

The India-Pakistan semi final in the Cricket World Cup exceeded expectations. Not only did the semi final attract a record number of viewers, it also had India and Pakistan play without any major incidents. Given the brutal history between these two countries, putting them together in anyway doesn’t always go smoothly. However, the biggest battles were on the cricket field yesterday, with the fight ultimately won by the home team.

The two powers played in front of a big pro-India crowd in Mohali, and in front of both nation’s prime ministers. Ultimately, the Indians came out ahead, as they advanced to the championship match with a 29-run victory.

Although the Pakistanis won their group and beat three-time champion Australia to do it, their rivals were riding home field advantage and were coming off their own upset of the Aussies. By winning, India now gets the home advantage for the finals, as they face fellow co-host Sri Lanka in Mumbai on Saturday.

Much of the world was on the edge of their seat due to this super-charged pairing. According to NDTV, 67.53 million people watched the match on TV, which is a new record for cricket. But this may set the bar too high for the finals, which do not have two rival nations facing each other.

This semi final match may not pave the way for peace between India and Pakistan – since not much has done that in the past. But it could prove to be a major sign of some kind, since their cricket teams haven’t faced off as often since the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Since Pakistani groups were blamed for the bombing, bilateral sporting matches between these two nations had been suspended. But following yesterday’s reunion, there are talks of a new series of games between the cricket teams.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani were able to meet in Mohali for this special occasion the Indian premiere league has sponsor ipl 2020 schedule pdf which has given them some information over the new players and their records that they have made in the matches which have been taken for test and given them chance to participate in ranjis trophy. According to India Today, they are soon likely to announce that bilateral cricket series between their countries will resume. After Pakistan’s defeat, they are likely more eager to get another shot at their arch-rivals.

But first, those arch-rivals have a World Cup to win, now that the India vs Pakistan hype is finally dying down. Sri Lanka has to hope the semi final took too much out of their opponents – although the crowd in Mumbai will be eager to help them focus again on Saturday.

How to Prove the Value of Your Assets for the Insurance Company

Any of us who are awake and even half-listen to the TV or glance at a newspaper realize that disasters happen to all people in all areas of the country and at any time of the year. There seems to be a higher number of wildfires this year than normal and who knows how many hurricanes and tornadoes will strike this year. And don’t forget about robberies and theft. The types and number of disasters that can hit seem to be unlimited. Thank goodness we have homeowner’s insurance or renter’s insurance. By the way, do you have enough insurance? How do I know? Take some time during the next month to do these safeguards to make sure you are properly insured and that you are fairly paid back the money that the insurance company owes you should you become a victim of any disaster.

A home inventory is absolutely critical to making sure that first, you know how much insurance you need and second how much money the insurance company needs to pay you should your “stuff” get ruined. There are two important tasks here. First, we need to know what needs to be documented and second, how do we document it?

Your first job is to provide a description of everything you own. We are talking about furniture, clothing, electronics, collectibles, everything. You need to list each item and the purchase price. If you have the receipt for the more expensive items, include that with the description of the item; the date you bought the item; and if the item has a warranty, include that. For your appliances and expensive electronic equipment include the serial numbers and model numbers. If you have collectibles or expensive artwork and jewelry that are appraised, include a copy of the appraisal with the description.

It will come as no surprise to you that this is a big job. Do not expect to complete this in a week. Do yourself a favor and start with one room and have a goal to complete each room in your house or apartment in about two weeks. When the initial documented inventory is done, you can easily update it with your new purchases and remove the items you throw away.

The second step to this process is figuring out how to document your inventory for insurance purposes. There are three ways to do this. Pick the way that is the easiest and works for you.

1) If you are comfortable with a computer, you can download a free copy of an inventory program that works with a PC or Mac. Get it from knowyourstuff.org. The software program makes it fairly pain-free and reasonably quick. Save your work on several different media and keep a hard copy in your safe-deposit box.

2) You could also use a camera and photograph your possessions. With a digital camera, this should be fairly easy, also. Make a print of each of your pictures and write down the important information on the back of each picture. The advantage of using a digital camera is you can store the digital files onto several media for safekeeping. And if you getting your blog insured then you can use your online content and stats to get insurance. If you are wondering Why you need blogger insurance then you can click here to learn about that. 

3) While writing down your inventory may not be the most efficient, it does work and you don’t need any additional equipment other than paper and a pen. Check with your insurance company as they may have an inventory form that could be helpful.

If you went the electronic route for your inventory, you may want to check asafespot.com. They do charge a fee, but after you have uploaded your inventory to their site, you can access your data from any computer; a definite advantage.

Key Considerations To Make When You Are Going To Invest in Bitcoins

Bitcoins is one of the most trending talks of the town. A lot of people seems interested to invest in Bitcoins because they hold value and that is why they think of investing in Bitcoins. However, majority of the people are really skeptical about the concept of Bitcoins because of several factors that come to play. It is not centralized, many government do not accept it as a legal form of currency and so on. If you know about Bitcoins and want to make some investments in it, then you must give a read to our blog we have got today. We will discuss about the key considerations you must make before putting your money into Bitcoins.

Important Things To Consider Before Investing

Investment is a tricky game. You need to be absolutely sure about a lot of things which includes your objectives, finances and goals. You cannot blindly invest and expect a huge return. The same goes for Bitcoins. Before you invest in Bitcoins, you must consider these vital things –

Poperly store your Bitcoin first – just like it is important that you learn to walk before you run, you will have to begin by learning the mechanics of buying and selling of Bitcoins. You will have to read reviews and ask experts about which Bitcoin trading platform is the best for you. Never skip a step in learning, or else you will be in deep trouble. It is crucial that you know how to protect your asset in the most effective way. The Bitcoin market is really volatile and that is why your finances are always at the risk of tumbling down if you yourself are not aware of.

Always keep your eyes on the market – a really big and common mistake is to ignore the market once you have made some investments. The value of Bitcoins go up and come down at different points of time and that is why you need to keep a track of that. This will help you to understand whether you should be holding to your assets or selling them at a premium. When you invest Bitcoins, do not focus too much on the current value of the Bitcoin but, the % of the total marker cap that you have purchased.

Is it worth investing in Bitcoin mining? – you need to ask this question to yourself. You need to be sure of what you are investing your hard earned money on. In the recent years, Bitcoins accelerated in the most amazing manner but, the price crashes have been significant as well. The amount of profit you are going to experience totally depends on your investment strategy. First learn about all the aspects and mechanisms of Bitcoins and then invest your money. This will provide you with the confidence to understand whether you should be investing Bitcoins or not.

Diversify your crypto investments – just like putting all eggs in one basket is a huge risk, investing all of your finances in only one crypto element is also a terrible risk. There are more than 50 cryptocurrencies that trade in the market. So, it is always a better idea to invest your money on more than one crypto currency. Litecoin, Ethereum, XRP and Bitcoin Cash are some other investment options that you have. Successful investors have always suggested that you must diversify your assets and make your investments in different elements for better results and mitigating the risk of investment.

Learn to be patient in the long run – the Bitcoin market is still new and not older than 10 years. It is yet to mature and provide the people with a better and safer prospect of investment. That is why you will have to be patient and learn to wait before you can cash in the investments. So, once you have made the investment, keep yourself occupied with other things and avoid yourself being in a hurry to sell your assets all the time.

These are some key considerations that you will need to make when you are going to invest in Bitcoins. Also check out whether Is the Bitcoin Profit a scam or a legit software?.

Kate Middleton (And You) Can Get In Shape After Pregnancy With These Weight Loss Tips

With the royal baby due any day for the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge, Kate Middleton is no doubt looking forward to what every pregnant woman looks forward to (next to the baby, of course)- getting back to her pre-pregnant body!

As a mother, I can attest that no matter how well you exercised and ate right during your pregnancy, you’re still left with a body you fear you will never recover from once you deliver your baby. With hard work and determination, you can lose weight, shape-up, and achieve a post-baby body that is better than the body you had before you got pregnant! I also tried Coolsculpting, which is a way to freeze Fat Away with CoolSculpting in New Jersey. With their advance technology, they freeze the fat in your body so that you can get rid of that easily. Along with this process, I tried the following methods in order to get in shape after my pregnancy.

Low Carbohydrate Diet

It is your natural reaction after you deliver your baby to borderline starve yourself so you will lose weight quickly but this will almost always prove to be counter-productive. Since newborn babies require so much time and energy, your metabolism will bottom out and cling to your fat if you try to deprive yourself of food. I recommend having a low carbohydrate/high protein diet to jump-start your metabolism. I went on the South Beach Diet and it worked wonders for me. I lost 25 pounds in a little over a month following the low carb and high protein formula. Kate Middleton will likely turn to the Dukan Diet, the diet she employed to slim-down for the royal wedding, which is extremely similar to the South Beach Diet and Atkins Diet- they all run off the same formula: low carbohydrates+high protein=weight loss.

Kate Middleton’s Weight Loss on the Dukan Diet

Yoga

My best exercise tip for any woman who wants to lose weight and get in shape after pregnancy is to do yoga. I recommend yoga to everyone. As a 31-year-old female, I have tried every exercise program or fad that is inexistent, and yoga is the best thing I have found for weight loss and toning muscles. I have one yoga DVD in particular that I love, the first yoga DVD put out by MTV, which is a variation of a popular style of yoga, vinyasa. Vinyasa yoga gives you a little heated cardio to help blast calories and boost metabolism. After I had my first child, I did yoga with this video every evening. My body looked better than it ever had! I had muscles that were toned that I did not even know existed! Yoga is easy, relaxing, and in my opinion, a miracle worker when it comes to whipping your body into shape.

I only have two tips because these two things, a low-carbohydrate diet, and yoga, are all you need to lose weight and get in shape after pregnancy. Kate Middleton will no doubt get back to her pre-pregnancy body in no time and you can too. I promise that if you turn to these two things, your body will look better than before you got pregnant!

6 Tips To Find The Best Impact Driver

Are you on the lookout of the right impact driver? Well, there are drills or hammer drills, but nothing can work when it comes to driving large screws through hard surfaces. Now, there is no dearth of Impact Drivers products in the market today but not all would be equally suitable for you. Thus, the post below offers   a pro-guide on how to choose the right impact driver.

Decide on the type

Impact drivers are majorly divided into two types- corded as well as cordless.

If you are on budget, the corded model would be great for you. They are known for excellent gear reduction and they tend to be lot cooler- compared to cordless counters. But, they are also heavier.

However, if budget is not a problem, cordless drivers would be your go-to thing. They are more powerful, more advanced and work with just all kinds of fasteners. Besides, being cordless, they make the whole process more convenient compared to corded counterparts. Whether you want to work on harder surfaces or softer surfaces, a cordless driver would be your right buddy for every surface.

You will find the cordless drivers in 12V and 18V+ ranges. The latter is obviously more powerful and can work with larger fasteners compared to the former one. Makita BTD144 18-Volt LXT is a good option if you are looking for a reliable cordless driver in 18V range. It comes with variable 3-speed power selection and assures extremely precise control on fastening.

Go for brushless motors

Once again, if budget isn’t a problem, try to look for impact drivers that come with brushless motors. Brushless motors assure more efficient operation and extend the service life of your driver. Another great advantage is that the brushless option does not generate much heat which eventually eliminates burn-out risks.  Not only that, you will often find the brushless models with advanced electronic features. These cutting-edge features allow the motor and battery to jive together which consequently enhances performance as well as keep thermal overload issues at bay.

Adjustable clutch

Won’t it be great if you can have full control on how much force you want to apply on fastener? Well, in that case, you will have to look for impact drivers that come with adjustable clutch. These clutches enable you to customize the force to be applied on fastener. This is especially relevant when you have to use the driver for smaller woodwork projects.

In-built LED lights

You will need proper visual of the surface and surrounding areas while driving in a screw into a surface. Nothing is worse that ending up with a screw driven into the wrong point. To avoid such a nuisance, it’s best to invest in an impact driver that comes with in-built LED light. The LED quotient will keep the whole area illuminated and make the operation even more effective. In fact, these lights would be especially great when you have to reach out to hard-to-reach places or if suddenly the power goes out.

Ergonomic design

Though often ignored yet this particular point is vital to ensure a comfortable operational experience with your impact driver. Try to look for an impact driver that carries a convenient ergonomic design. If you have used impact driver before, you are aware of the huge pressure it transmits to hand. But, an ergonomically designed impact driver will relieve you off the pressure and makes things a lot easier. So, drivers with rubber pistol grips would be great choice here. You will especially need an ergonomic driver when you will need to use the machine for a longer time.

Charge gauges

This particular feature is handy to understand the amount of fuel left in your driver so that you know beforehand whether or not your driver needs a charge. Some of the drivers come with gauges right on tool. However, a more convenient option would be to have gauges right on battery pack  which makes it easier to check charge status.

Final words

Always take a comparative study before you invest in an impact driver. Look for reliable models from reputed brands. Always check reviews and ratings – your chosen driver should be backed by a long line of happy users.

Muscle Food: 5 Fruits to Help You Lose Bodyfat, Stay Healthy, and Build Muscles

As I’ve said before, my goal for the Muscle Food series is to provide you with foods you may not typically associate with building lean muscle. Although they definitely can’t take the place of foundational foods like eggs or chicken breast, they are equally important if you look at the bigger picture. If you’re neglecting vegetables, fruits, carbohydrate sources, and healthy fats while only focusing on protein and supplementation, you’re greatly hurting and limiting your muscle growth. Here are 5 fruits that can help you lose bodyfat, stay healthy, and build muscles.

1) Watermelon

In the world of athletes, bodybuilders, and healthy eaters, watermelon isn’t just a favorite summertime food. Instead, it’s understood as a solid source of the amino acid citrulline. First, Citrulline is converted inside the body to arginine, another amino acid that is revered for its direct influence on nitric oxide (NO) levels. Nitric oxide is a gas that then works to dilate blood vessels, thus producing the coveted “pump” that generally occurs as a result of lifting weights. In addition, the expanded size of blood vessels allows for nutrients to be more quickly transported to muscle cells in need of replenishment and recovery. Watermelon and citrulline can play a crucial role in jumpstarting this process.

sport, fitness, bodybuilding, lifestyle and people concept – man exercising and flexing muscles on cable machine in gymTip: To take advantage of this, aim to eat the faster-digesting watermelon postworkout when your body is most deprived of nutrients. This well help hasten the transportation of nutrients like protein to your muscle cells. Also, there is a good amount of citrulline in the rind of watermelon, so make sure to eat all the way down to the white rind of the fruit.

2) Apple

We owe Johnny Appleseed a big thank you, because the common apple is no longer just a tasty fruit to use as bribery for teachers. Unlike the faster-digesting watermelon, the strong fiber content in apples makes it a slower-digesting fruit. Like any fruit, apples are a carbohydrate source, but its lower glycemic index rating (slow-digesting) has linked the fruit to increases in muscular strength. Apple polyphenols, which are found in the skin of apples, have been shown to be another primary agent for increases in strength while also playing a role in fighting bodyfat.

Tip: As a slow-digesting fruit, apple is best eaten preworkout to help provide your muscles with a steady supply of carbohydrates. In addition, don’t cut away the apple skin and lose the valuable apple polyphenols.

3) Blueberries

Although blueberries can be fairly expensive, you do get what you pay for. Blueberries are known for their extremely potent antioxidants, but have you ever considered how antioxidants actually support an environment for muscle building and fat loss? Antioxidants don’t only help keep your immune system healthy so that you don’t miss time in the gym, but they help speed up recovery and fight in defense of body tissue by working against free radicals.

Tip: Start your day off right and keep your immunity system in check by adding blueberries to a morning bowl of oatmeal. You can also eat blueberries after your workout or blend blueberries into a postworkout shake to help speed recovery.

4) Orange

Most of us like oranges and know that the fruit is particularly loaded with Vitamin C. Similar to the antioxidant properties of blueberries, the Vitamin C in oranges helps to lessen the oxidative damage to our tissues that comes with strenuous exercise. The Vitamin C in oranges also works to counter the excessive breakdown of muscle tissue by reducing the natural but unwanted release of cortisol, a catabolic hormone responsible for this. In addition, symptoms of muscle weakness and excessive tiredness can usually be linked to Vitamin C deficiency.

Tip: Eat one to two oranges preworkout provide Vitamin C to your body before your intense exercise. This allows the body to have the Vitamin C available before you even finish your workout, consequently speeding up your recovery.

5) Banana

Last, but certainly not least, is the banana. Not only is the banana arguably the most convenient fruit on this list, but it’s definitely a muscle food for numerous reasons. Bananas are loaded with fiber so they are slow-digesting, once again making them a great choice for that extra preworkout umph. Just as Vitamin C is almost synonymous with oranges, potassium is equally known as the common mineral in bananas. Potassium is every athlete and bodybuilder’s best friend. For one, it is a major mineral that works synergistically with sodium to help promote fluid balance. In other words, it helps prevent painful muscle cramps. As the main electrolyte within muscle cells, potassium ushers water into cells to increase volume and, as a result, stimulate recovery and new muscle growth. Additionally, potassium is essential for muscle contractions.

Tip: Peel open a banana and eat it preworkout to prepare your body with potassium and a steady supply of carbohydrates. If you know you’re going to have an incredibly strenuous day of cardio, it’s also a good idea to keep a banana with you to munch on over the course of the workout.

Aside from these healthy foods, you may also consider supplements or vitamins to help you lose weight. Resurge reviews will help you decide find the right product for you. Always go for reliable and safe brand for effective and successful results.

Hopefully this Muscle Food series is providing you with solid information so that you can make better choices about the foods you eat. Building a lean, muscular body requires of you to work out hard, get adequate rest for recovery, and continuously feed your body via a complete, whole-foods diet. See you soon, my friends!

Gestational Diabetes: What Does it Mean for My Pregnancy?

When you are around 24 weeks pregnant, your doctor will give you what is known as the Glucose Tolerance Test. The purpose of this test is to determine whether or not you have gestational diabetes. You will be asked to drink a highly concentrated sugar drink and then you will have blood drawn to determine the levels of sugar (glucose) found in your blood. If you are diagnosed with the condition of Gestational Diabetes, here are a few things you need to know:

What is Gestational Diabetes?

Gestational Diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs in pregnant women who have not been diagnosed with diabetes previously. Diabetes results when the woman’s pancreas is unable to produce insulin or the correct amount of Insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is used to transport sugar to the woman’s bloodstream after it is broken down in the body. About 4% of pregnant women develop gestational diabetes.

What Causes it?

In a woman with gestational diabetes, hormones which are essential for the development of the unborn baby, such as progesterone and estrogen, reduce the effectiveness of the insulin which the woman’s body produces. This generally occurs between weeks 20 and 28, thus the glucose tolerance test is administered to pregnant women during this time. Certain risk factors have been associated with the development of this condition:

-The mother is over 30

-The mother is obese

-Family history of diabetes

-Mother has previously given birth to a large baby (9lbs, 14oz or larger)

-Too much amniotic fluid

-The mother has experienced gestational diabetes with a previous pregnancy

-The mother has high blood pressure

What Effects Does Gestational Diabetes Have on a Baby?

Gestational Diabetes does not cause serious birth defects, as essential brain and body development have already been accomplished by the midpoint of pregnancy. However, poorly controlled or unnoticed gestational diabetes may have negative effects on the unborn baby. Since nutrients pass through the placenta to the baby, high levels of sugar will pass from mother to baby. This will cause the baby’s body to produce more insulin and store the excess sugar as fat. This will lead to high birth-weight babies, which heightens risks of injury during birth, as well as the development of obesity in childhood.

How is Gestational Diabetes Treated?

The primary treatment for the condition is diet alteration. If you are diagnosed with diabetes during your pregnancy, you will have to dramatically change the way you eat. You will need to eat healthy meals and snacks that will help keep your glucose (sugar) levels steady. Your treatment will also include exercise and, perhaps, daily blood checks and insulin injections.

Will the Condition Go Away?

After your baby is born, your body will most likely begin to process sugar effectively again. However, you have a 67% chance of experiencing the condition with subsequent pregnancies. Your risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes also goes up if you experience Gestational Diabetes. This is why it is important to take diabetes supplements like sugar balance reviews in order to naturally regulate your blood sugar. This supplement helps you in preventing the development of diabetes type 2. You can check on some reviews online for your reference.

The most important thing you can do to have a healthy pregnancy is to receive regular prenatal care. If you develop diabetes during pregnancy, it can be managed by a diet and exercise regimen. However, if you want to have a healthy pregnancy in spite of the condition, you first need to know that you have it. If you have been avoiding prenatal appointments, or have not been tested for Gestational Diabetes mid-way through your pregnancy, schedule your appointment immediately.

Your Guide to Planning a Walt Disney World Camping Vacation

Did you know that you can take your family camping in Walt Disney World? If your family enjoys being in the outdoors but would also like to enjoy a fun field Disney vacation the good news is that you can do both. Even better is the fact that you can cut down on your vacation expense considerably. Staying at the campground still gives you all of the benefits of staying at a Disney World resort. Below you will find a few tips to planning your next Walt Disney World vacation via the campground at Disney Fort Wilderness Campsites. For more specific information on the campground you can click here to take a look at a campground fact sheet.

First set the date

The first thing you will want to do is decide when you want to go. In my research I have found that the best time to stay at the campgrounds are between the months of September, and October, and between the months February to May. During these times you will find that it is a lot less crowded. Of course it does depend on your families circumstances. Also if you book early and before a major holiday you will find the prices at the campground to be a lot more affordable. If you find a special you may be able to book your campground for as low as $35 but on average the prices are between $46, and $75, per site, per night. With the purchase of best cabin tents, the fixation of the time should be done. The booking can be done in advance to provide wonderful experience to the person. The spending of the vacations will be excellent with friends and relatives. The average prices will be under the budget of the person. 

Choose your site and decide which type

If you go to the official Disney Fort Wilderness Campsite webpage, you can take a look at their map and decide where you want your campsite to be. Or click here for a map of the campground. Like most campgrounds you will find a variety of loops to choose from. Some loops will put you closer to the main gate and some will put you closer to the activities location on the campground. The sites that usually get booked up the fastest are those that tare closer to the transportation areas. If you are going to bring along your own car and are not going to be using Disney transportation that this will not matter to you. You will also need to decide whether you want a Premium, Preferred, or Full and Partial Hookup campsite. Obviously the Premium sites are more for those with recreational vehicles. Each different type of site will provide you with a different types of amenities. For example you may want a site that offers water and electric as well. All of this needs to be decided before you even start making your reservation. If you don’t want to sleep in a tent and don’t have a recreational vehicle than you may want to pay a bit more money for staying in one of their luxury cabins. Keep in mind that you will pay a bit more for staying in the cabins. The cabins will cost you about $275 a night. Take a look at the website to see what special amenities are providing along with the cabins. Also keep in mind that the cabins are located separately from the tent camping areas.

Book early

Waiting until the last minute to book your campsite will end up costing you top dollar. By taking the time to book well in advance you will be able to get the cheapest and best rate for your vacation. I have found it best to make a reservation at least five to six months ahead of time if possible.

Plan your meals

Take the time to plan out your meals well in advance. Since you are staying at a campground you may want to consider using the charcoal grill to make all of your meals. Nothing like a nightly cookout to really make you feel like your camping. You can actually purchase your food when you arrive in Florida to make sure that it stays fresh.

Everything You Should Know About Impact Driver!!!

An impact driver is considered a powerful tool which is providing higher torque to loosen the drive-in screws.  You will able to find this tool that is available in every garage. Impact drivers are completely small in size that will use to loosen screws & nuts. With the help of this driver, a person can tighten the nuts & screws. A person can use this impact driver for drilling holes. It is a specialty tool that is used by professional carpenters & serious contractors.  It is highly recommended that a person should buy the best impact driver deals at ImpactDriverGuide.co.uk. It will enable you to build decks and tight some screws.

There are some cases where impact drivers are performing very well.  If you want to remove car brake drums, then you should make the use of an impact driver. The following are the important information regarding the impact driver.

  • How do impact drivers work?

Nothing is better than impact drivers that will able to generate the high torque.  The majority of the folks are using impact drivers as drills. A person can easily use drills on a regular basis at work. In case you are repairing or building something home, then you should make the use of an impact driver.  Moreover, users can make the use of impact drivers for drilling the plastic, wood, and harder material like as steel. 

  • Special bits

In order to drive screws, then you should make the use of shank impact rated bits. These drivers are already generating a considerable amount of buzz on the internet. Impact drivers are completely free from the kick-back.  The majority of the folks are using impact drivers for the long screws that are offering the advantage of better control.

  • Impact rated drill

If you are making the use of impact drivers, then you should make the use of impact bits that are working with the driver itself. The impact driver is completely free from clutch options. They are completely expensive.

  • High-end Torque

Impact drivers aren’t perfectly good as drills. So many jobs always involve drilling.  Drills come with a higher torque rating. It is highly recommended that a person should invest proper time in creating a particular checklist of the best impact driver.  You should always purchase a reliable driver that comes with ergonomically & well-balanced design.

  • Lightweight

A person should invest money in the impact drivers that are lighter and comes with a compact design.  Every impact driver comes with a quick-release system. A person will able to change the bits quicker.  The best impact driver is reliable for different kinds of drilling situations. 

The Final verdict

Lastly, while purchasing an impact driver, a person should consider so many important things like battery power, chuck size, and other things.  All you need to invest money in the impact drivers that are cordless. Try to make the use of a powerful impact driver that can screw the nuts.  Users must buy a reliable driver that needs to be powerful.

Scope of PSD to HTML5 Conversion

As we know, World Wide Web consortium (W3C) is an international organization developed to maintain as well to raise the standard of World Wide Web. Last year, W3C decided to focus on HTML5 rather than on XHTML2. HTML5 is a new version of HTML. Leading companies from IT sector and many web browser developers have also given their full support to HTML5. Some of the popular browsers who have given their support to HTML5 are Mozilla, Opera, Apple, Microsoft, Google etc.

The main traits of HTML5 are error handling capability and backward compatibility. When there is HTML5 website, coded in HTML/XHTML-CSS version, then there is no requirement of exigent update to be displayed by most of the browser. Now, the question arises on the importance of PSD to HTML conversion in the existence of HTML5.

HTML5 is an important name in the internet world that commands a great deal of respect that has played a huge role in making World Wide Web a cultural phenomenon that endures to this day but if the costo sito web is adequate, then it is safe to assume that the aforementioned browsers are here to stay for a long time.

PSD to HTML service provider companies had professed “Code agreement with latest standard of W3C” as one of the promises, but that was not in the case of HTML5. But, it is also believed that role of PSD to HTML conversion is still vital in the generation of HTML5. Because, backward compatibility and error handling capability do not signify leniency when there is unformatted and unstructured XHTML-CSS code.

HTML5 have focused on semantic coding and have introduced so many semantic tags. Their main goal is to make internet easier to access and more understandable by search engines as well as users. And search engines may easily track the website and interpret the content of website, which helps in increasing the ranking of website in search engines.Ultimately, it will be very helpful to increase the traffic of website.

Another question rises that what is the scope of PSD to CSS/HTML services in the generation of HTML5.To understand this aspect let’s have a comparison between the scope of internet in 1990 and 2010.Internet in 1990 – In 1990, web pages were coded in academic style. There were use of h1-4, b, i, ul/ol tags, some images and basic technologies.

Internet in 2010 – Now the internet is presented in stylish manner and there are numerous functions available in internet with high technologies. Moreover, social media is also available now. Software like CMS is also there in this generation to facilitate user.

Now, it is very obvious that HTML coding done in 2010 is very different as compare to 1990. HTML5 could be a qualitative technology for this era. And this is the reason why HTML5 will affect the PSD to XHTML/HTML conversion service.

Whether beginning of HTML5 is the termination of PSD to HTML conversion or it is a beginning of new era of PSD to HTML5 conversion service. These are some questions in everybody’s mind and answer of these questions would be revealed in future. Whatever will happen but one thing is for sure that it will be a great time for HTML coders, designers and programmers. This technology will be more helpful for corporate and business web design.

Stuck At Home, Get Started With Five Things To Engage At Home With Pokemon Go!

Stuck at home due to COVID-19? Well, the whole world is going through the pandemic period that is so tiring and exhausting. However, there are several things that you can engage in at home, especially if you are a pokemon fan. 

Here stating five things to engage at home with pokemon go to play and have a good time. Pokemon go is a wonderful game reintroduced in 2016 after the 1990s, and people went mad for it. If you are willing to get out of this boredom without much hassle, consider reading the article until the end. 

Five Things To Engage At Home With Pokemon Go!

In 2016 summers, pokemon go was introduced that allowed people to hunt 150 pokemon characters provided around them based on the user’s location and clock. 

Double hatch speed and longer incense in pokemon go 

The game of pokemon go has doubled hatch speed of eggs within the game. It is better to engage within still around the hatch them, which makes it much easier to see which is hidden inside. The interesting of the two is players can experience the longer-lasting incenses. Pokemon come to the trainer rather than the trainer going to the pokemon, and that is called incense. The new update has been made to the game where a prior pokemon character would last for only thirty minutes now it is for more than an hour. 

pokemon go league with home edition

The second one in the listing we have is getting pokemon go league where players can battle other trainers online and enjoy winning prizes. If you want to start the game at pro-level, then you get to level 40 pokemon go account for sale from pro players at different sites and have more fun in the gameplay. 

poke coin price drops in pokemon go 

when willing to attain special items and other perks, purchasing it from a shop would be the finest practice to preach with pokecoins, which are extremely valuable items. The developer has managed to provide several valuable items at price drop and every week collection or bundled within the shop. People willing to attain much at a lower price can have an abundance of fun, surely. 

Remote raid passes in pokemon go 

pokemon go special includes for raids especially. Remote raid is optimal for keeping players invested in the game. With remote raid passes, you can jump into a raid regardless of the distance and make participating in the game without much hassle. For purchasing remote raid pass, you would require 100 pokecoins, and only that’s the biggest catch-over.

Increased spawn rates and community days in pokemon go.

Spawn is more frequent in-game irrespective of the fact whether players are using incense or not. It is an optimal opportunity for trainers who are trying to complete their daily tasks. Community days seem to change and become more home-friendly for rewarding players. 

So, these are some appropriate gameplay of pokemon go to engage within at home.

Snacks High in Calcium

Many people aren’t getting the calcium that they need. This mineral is important to people of all ages and the age of the person will determine how much they need each day. Medication can also require people to increase their daily amount of calcium. This can be a problem if the patient isn’t getting enough of this mineral to begin with. If you’re worried about not getting enough calcium in you diet, why not try one of the following snacks that are high in calcium?

#1: Hershey’s Chocolate Milk

Chocolate milk is a wonderful snack. Chocolate milk is not only tasty, but the right chocolate milk will also be low in fat and high in calcium. Hershey’s Chocolate Milk is made with 2% making it healthier than many other brands. If you enjoy chocolate milk, drink a glass each day and you’ll be getting 60% of daily calcium. That is a huge deal. To think that with one 8 ounce glass of chocolate milk, you could get that much is just amazing. Plus, who doesn’t like chocolate milk?

Normally the things that give us a healthy body is not pleasant to taste like medicines, tablets, fruits and veggies but if chocolate milk gives calcium of this much quantity, we can sure persuade the kids to consume it like a custom keto diet and see the results.

#2: Stonyfield Low-Fat French Vanilla Yogurt

Low-fat yogurt is a great afternoon snack. You can add granola or fruit to yogurt to make a quick parfait that would be delicious and healthy. This tasty snack has an amazing 35% of your daily needed calcium per 8 ounces. Depending on which fruit you add, the snack could have even more of this important mineral. Don’t forget, that you could also use low-fat yogurt and fruit to create a yummy smoothie.

#3: Tropicana Orange Juice Calcium + Vitamin D Variety

Tropicana makes some of the best juices available. Tropicana offers a large variety orange juices, but this variety is one of the best when it comes to your health. An 8 ounce glass has 35% of your daily recommended allowance of calcium. If you added this orange juice to yogurt and fruit, you would have a smoothie high in calcium and flavor. You can also freeze this orange juice in popsicle molds for a delicious frozen snack.

#4: Kraft Cheese Cubes

If you want a savory snack high in calcium, why not snack on Kraft Cheese Cubes? This tasty snack has 20% of your daily calcium in only one ounce. You could snack on cheese cubes with crackers or even fruit. Either way, this is a great way to add more calcium to your diet.

#5: Ben  amp; Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Low-Fat Frozen Yogurt

If you want a truly decedent snack that adds more calcium to your diet, why not have some frozen yogurt? Better yet, why not have some Ben  amp; Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Low-Fat Frozen Yogurt? This snack seems sinful, but it’s really not. In this delicious snack you will find Bing cherries, flakes of dark chocolate, and a cherry frozen yogurt. You’ll also find a good amount of calcium. A half cup serving of this snack has 15% of your daily calcium. Now you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in one of your favorite snacks.

Internet Scum

So you decided to sell something in ebay, you post it and attach a beautiful picture of the item. One day you receive an email from a bidder, he is in urgent need of your item and is asking if you have more to sell. He has offered a bid many times larger than what you expected. There’s just one catch. – you have to ship it to him because he is from another country. No matter, he said in the email to include the cost of shipment so he can send you the total amount including the bid price for the item through bidpay. The next day, you received an email from bidpay saying that the amount is held in escrow and will be released to you after confirmation from a shipper that the item is already onboard. Thinking of the easy money, you contact a shipper and eagerly send the item on its way. After a few days you wonder why the money has not been credited to your account. You are a victim of another internet scam.

The internet has made it easy to research, buy/sell things, find business opportunities and investments. Access to information is just a click away. Precious time is not wasted traveling back and forth when you can do commerce with ease and in the convenience of your own home. You save money needlessly spent for transportation and eating out. Transactions are fast and private. No more curious and sneering looks from others. Such convenience oftentimes lulls some in letting their guard down and believe everything they see on the screen. This false sense of security gives others the opportunity for abuse.

Hence, it is very important to only visit websites that are reliable and reputable. For example, if you are planning to buy a coupon as a gift to someone or just for yourself, it is recommended to visit the trusted coupon websites only such as https://takethecoupon.com/.

That same non-personal and unemotional nature attracts criminal activities. It provides anonymity, an indispensable tool for scam artists and fraudsters. Free to roam, they are invisible to their victims and oblivious to the pain and suffering they cause. They prey on the vulnerable, gullible and weak. Many people have lost their entire savings and retirement money. Here are a few useful tips to protect you from becoming a victim.

┬╖Do not believe in everything you see and read. Just because the information is posted does not make it true. Due to the unregulated nature of information in the internet, everything is suspect. This does not mean that you should not trust the internet entirely. It just means that you should be careful in the sites you visit, get information, post information, buy/sell your items and send/receive your email.

┬╖Never trust sites at face value. Just because it looks real does not make it so. Scam syndicates have the know-how, tools, patience and initiative to mimic sites, emails and documents making them appear authentic. Verify the sites before any transaction. Be sure and get the listed telephone numbers. Check the website, telephone, address and location by looking it up in the telephone directory or through an operator.

┬╖Use the Universal Resource Locator (URL) of the site. Avoid using links and type the web site name directly in your web browser. Fake links may take you to duplicate sites that can steal your personal and credit card information. Links may also be sent via email. Lately donations intended for disaster victims have been diverted by syndicates using these fake links.

┬╖Protect your identity. An email asking you to re-enter (phishing) your login name, password, personal information is very suspicious. A site usually asks only for your email address. If you plan to join or register as a member of a site, check the authenticity of the site first. Be careful in giving out sensitive information such as your social security number, middle name especially via email. Personal and credit information that you reveal can be used by syndicates for identity theft.

┬╖Transact only in secure sites. You don’t want to give your information just to anybody. Check what security measures the site you plan to give your information is enforcing. Verify and check the sites first. Secure sites encrypt information sent to it to avoid unauthorized access and tampering.

┬╖Avoid giving away your name, telephone number, email, or chat names online. Syndicates are very patient. They also have a large network. You may evade them during their first try, but they can disguise themselves as new acquaintances through telephone calls, online chatting or email. After befriending you, they can skillfully extract vital information. You may be unaware that they have gradually referred you to their bogus sites and deals. Beware of unusually friendly and persistent callers, chat mates and emails.

┬╖Avoid those “secret transaction” emails. These usually involve a supposed agency or a foreign government involving large sums of money. Usually it involves looking for a claimant, heir or account to transfer the money. By agreeing to the “secret” deal you will have a percentage of the money transferred. Naturally you also have to share your account and credit card number together with your personal information.

┬╖Ask yourself, “Is it to too good to be true?” Well, it probably is. Scam artists and fraudsters usually lure you with the guarantee of fast and easy money. They prey on innate greed and the promise of earning large sums of money by essentially doing nothing. They come in many forms such as surveys, businesses at home, new products/processes and books that discuss taking advantage of business loopholes, shortcuts or formulas. As proof they frequently provide a list of “testimonials” from grateful members or endorsements that you can’t verify. Of course the “benefits” are for members only and is available only after the payment of fees.

┬╖Think. If they are really earning that kind of money, why would they want to share it with you? Seriously, if you were to discover something that will earn you lots of money will you share it? Of course not!!! So why would people with such “discoveries” advertise it in the internet and ask for money? In the first place they are already “supposedly” earning from it. Why should they need more money from you? Sharing the idea for extra profit makes such claims all the more unbelievable.

┬╖Maintain your computer. Install firewalls and up to date anti-virus protection. Be wary of installing downloads that may contain programs that can steal information in your computer or damage the hard drive. Check the source of your downloads.

┬╖Educate yourself. You may be surprised with the different methods and “modus operandi” employed by scammers and fraudsters. The Nigerian (419), phishing, pyramid, cyber blackmail, employment and lottery scams are just a few. These schemes, together with their different versions, increase in number everyday. Educating yourself on how they work is the best way to avoid them. Sites that are often “used” or mimicked like ebay, bidpay, banks, etc. post warnings on how to spot fake transactions, emails or documents.

In the internet, just like in real life, a little cynicism helps. Being a little skeptical is better than being sorry. Be careful with the people, websites and companies you transact with. Only through proper security, verification and thorough check-up can you minimize the possibility of becoming another victim of “internet scum”.

Detailed Guide to the Rice Diet Plan for Weight Loss

Weight loss factors high on the list of New Year’s diet resolutions, and if you have flirted with the idea of trying the rice diet, you are in for significant weight loss, and a backlash that makes your lost pounds reappear in a jiffy. Read on to learn how to avoid the significant problems associated with the rice diet plan weight loss and keep off the weight with the help of idealica мнения.

Rice Diet for Weight Loss and Cardiovascular Disease Reversal

The rice diet for weight loss is the brainchild of German researcher Walter Kempner. Practicing medicine in the United States in 1934, he ran across patients suffering from high blood pressure and kidney disease, and through his research, he believed to have found the perfect diet for counteracting cardiovascular disease and other ailments: the low sodium rice diet.

According to the clinical research and patient reports, anyone suffering from severe health problems who were then placed on the rice diet reported near-miraculous results.

Rice Diet for Weight Loss Is Antithesis to Adkins Low Carb Diets

Do you remember the fairly recent low carb diets that made rice a dish non grata? Well, the rice diet for weight loss is the antithesis of Dr. Adkins’ low carb diets. The rice diet is a mix of a low sodium diet, a low-calorie diet, a low-fat diet, and as such might cautiously be referred to as a bona fide carbohydrate diet.

Now, Why Is the Rice Diet for Weight Loss Called the Carbohydrate Diet?

Just like the low carb fad diets, the rice diet also has three phases. During the first phase, 5% of nutrients are derived from fat, 6% from protein, and 89% from carbs. In phase two the numbers shift, and fat is upped to 7%, protein more than doubles to 13%, but carbohydrates go down to about 80%. Phase three sees the maintenance stage when fat is upped again to 10-20%, protein increases slightly to 15%, and carbs decrease further to about 65-75%.

A list of free diet plan approved dishes is collected at the Rice Diet Program website.

Food Allowed On the Rice Diet

The foods that make up the diet plan for the rice diet are not as limited as the name might imply. Anyone who makes it past the initiation period is allowed to choose from fresh fruits, fresh veggies, fish, whole grains, beans, and of course rice. In spite of the rice diet’s moniker, the weight loss associated with the rice diet actually allows for choices from about 30 available – permitted – foods.

Foods Not Allowed On the Rice Diet Plan

If it is packaged, canned, or otherwise processed with sodium (salt), you cannot have it. Salt is seriously curtailed in this low sodium rice diet and while the website dedicated to the rice diet plan reveals that the average person ingests between 4,000 and 7,000 mg of sodium, the dieter on this weight loss regimen takes in no more than 500 mg. Meats other than fish are frowned upon, although extremely lean cuts of meat occasionally are allowed. Unsweetened fruit juice is okay – once in a while.

So … Why Is the Rice Diet’s Success Its Own Undoing?

The Web MD site reveals that weight loss is staggering. Imagine starting out a diet and in the first week alone losing about 20-30 pounds! Of course, you most likely also saw some great weight loss when you first started on the Atkins diet.

This in itself is the problem:

any low sodium, low calorie, low carbohydrate, low protein, low fat, or low anything diet can be sustained for a finite amount of time. Thereafter it simply becomes too cumbersome to continue following the rules. Within a short period of time, all the weight that came off is regained and more have been piled on.

Just like the low carb diets are not natural, the high carbohydrate diet is not natural either. To this end, it is highly advisable to quit looking for fads and “programs.” If you must start the rice diet for weight loss, do so only under the watchful eye of a physician.

To those few select who can continue the rice diet and lose weight and later on maintain their weight loss, hats off! You are members of a select group who realized that the initial weight loss is only the springboard to an overall healthier lifestyle.

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