New SnapStone Glazed Porcelain Floor Tile Review

If you are thinking about use the new SnapStone Porcelain Floor Tile that is out now, you will want to take the time to read this. I decided to use this tile in my bathroom in a very old house. The results that I got with this tile were much better then I expected that it would be.

When the floor of my old bathroom got so bad that I could no longer take the pain of looking at it, I decides that it was past time to do something new. The problem was that I live in a very old house that was severely neglected for many years and even the piping froze one winter, causing water damage to the floors of the house. The bathroom floor was just covered with cheap stick down linoleum tile that no longer was being held in place by anything other then the weight of the tile. If you had sticky wet feet the tile would stick to your feet and come up as you walked on it. Something definitely had to be done.

As I was looking through the local big box store, I notice the SnapStone porcelain tile. It looked like just the thing that was needed for my situation. I did some research and found no major problems from people. I talked to the salesman in the store and of course they recommended the product highly. So, I decided to take the plunge and purchase the tile. The price of the tile was on the upper end of the scale, but not have to totally rip up the floor and redo the subfloor was going to offset that cost. The flexible grout that is to be used with this tile also was high priced, but if the floor was going to flex, then the grout had better flex too. The other great attraction to this tile system was that I figured that I could start the project and finish it in one night. The bathroom was only about 40 sq. ft. of floor, so it was a small project.

I started the floor in the evening on a Friday night after everyone had their showers. The cutting of the tile went well with my 4″ battery angle grinder and a 4″ diamond cut wheel. The backer on the tile allowed for the imperfections in the existing floor. Snapping the tiles together, took some hammering with my rubber mallet, and the last tiles I forced together using a small pry bar, hooking the bar over the end of the tile and pulling it forcefully in place. I had some problems with the whole floor assembly moving around, being that the bathroom was so small and the tile floats, allowing it to move as the tiles were snapped together. Constant checking was required to make sure the floor was staying where it was supposed to be.

The tile part went real well and a few hours later I was mixing the grout and grouting the seams. The SnapStone system worked great at holding the gaps for the grout joints. The special grout worked well and went in easily. The main thing to watch is that the grout will settle in the joint and refilling of the joint is usually necessary, as the grout settles. The tile washed easily and after the 24 hour time period required, you could walk on it. I did restrict the traffic for a couple more days, to make sure that the grout setup well before heavy traffic was allowed on the floor.

Overall, I have been very satisfied with the product and the way the floor has turned out. The base was very bad and the floor still seems to be holding up well. I you have a problem floor, or are just looking for an easy way to lay a porcelain tile floor, then I would recommend this product.

Post-Natal Care For New Mothers In Asian Cultures

Practices have also evolved over time and are quite different from those of a generation ago, especially in Chinese culture. In the nineteen forties and fifties, a new mother used to be confined to her bedroom during the confinement period which begins from the moment the baby is born until the baby reaches full moon or is a month old. She could not wash her hair during that period and could not leave the house for fear of wind entering her body and cause her to have aches and pains later on in life.

The confinement period was an enforced period of rest for the new mother so that she could recover from the ordeal of childbirth and recover her strength. A woman with specialized knowledge of herbs and confinement food is employed to look after the mother’s diet and to look after the baby day and night so that the mother has proper sleep and rest. She will stay with the family for the whole month and is paid a tidy sum for her services. Such services were in great demand and an expectant mother would book way in advance to ensure that when her delivery time is at hand, there would be someone to look after her needs and the baby.

These days, there is some flexibility. After ten days or so, the new mother may wash her hair using special bath water. Her bath is usually water boiled with a concoction of certain herbs that will draw out the wind from her body. No cold water or water straight from the tap is used.

Special food and wine are included in her diet. Chicken and wood ear fungus cooked in sesame oil and lots of ginger and glutinous rice wine is a daily staple. She can take only certain vegetables and fruit such as apples, guava and papaya. She is also given special soups which will promote breast milk production if she is breast feeding. Everyday, free range chicken is steamed with special herbs in a double boiler to get the pure chicken essence. This is especially nutritious and invigorating.

However it can be quite hard to acquire such personalized services nowadays as many of those women specialized in caring for the baby and new mother have retired and are no longer available. A new niche market has sprung up where women entrepreneurs have opened up confinement homes.

These homes offer confinement services to new mothers who want to ensure that they have enough sleep and rest which they may not get at home if they have young children in their families or if there is not enough room in their houses. These homes offer single rooms which give you privacy, or twin bedded rooms. The market price varies from a few thousand dollars to more, depending on the type of room you choose. Everything is taken care of, all meals provided and the baby looked after day and night. Baby diapers and formula ( if the mother is not breastfeeding ) are also provided. These homes are run professionally like a business and the experienced confinement ladies also impart their knowledge of rituals and taboos. Traditional massage is also available.

Many Chinese new mothers are availing themselves of this confinement home service because of its convenience. Depending on the size of the home, it can accommodate up to eight mothers.

However, in Malay culture and I believe the Indian culture too, the traditional practices are more strictly adhered to. There is also the confinement period where the new mother has to rest and partake of a special diet and herbal baths. Lemon grass and ginger feature because of their properties, especially dispelling wind from the body.

The new mother in Malay culture has traditional massage that will reduce the wind in her belly and I remember the lady who came to give me the massage, used a hot brick wrapped in a towel to warm my belly before massaging with some oil. After that a long piece of cloth specially sewn, was wrapped round my tummy to flatten it. I was not allowed to take a bath during my first confinement. The purpose of the massage is to drive the wind out, to shrink the uterus and to give me back my waistline. This traditional massage is still practiced today and the new mothers of Malay ethnicity also consume jamu ( specially prepared herbs )which will help them to regain their strength and figure. Being Chinese, I didn’t take jamu but followed the Chinese diet under the strict eyes of my grandmother and confinement lady.

At the end of the confinement period, the new mother is left to her own resources. Those who are working may still be on maternity leave and would use this time to bond with their babies. The Chinese usually have a big celebration where a dinner party is organized to introduce the new-born to relatives and friends. One tradition still observed by some families today is the giving out of red eggs, a slice of roast pork and yellow ( derived from turmeric )glutinous rice. If a dinner is held, then only the red eggs are given. In return, the baby receives an ang pow (red envelope containing money). In the yester years, when the price of gold was still affordable, the new baby would be given gold jewellery by close relatives.

Finding an Apartment in Miami With a Broken Lease, Felony Or Bad Credit

If you are looking for an apartment in Miami and have a broken lease, bad credit or a felony, it can be frustrating if you do not know what to do. The following neighborhoods in Miami do have apartments that can work with you:

  • Little Havana
  • Downtown
  • Edgewater
  • Design District
  • Fashion District

……and many more areas.

The city’s high rise beach apartments are also world-renowned because of the scenery that they afford. But Miami apartments also do qualify prospective applicants through a series of checks. These checks include credit, rental history and criminal background checks. There is therefore a demand for information pertaining to how to rent an apartment in Miami if one has tarnished credit, a spotty rental history such as a broken lease and/ or a felony, misdemeanor or bankruptcy.

Things to know before renting

One of the main points to note before applying for an apartment in Miami is that credit checks are conducted via all three of the major credit bureaus. This means that bad credit may result in an automatic denial. One step that an applicant can take is to ensure that they know their credit rating and make a concerted effort to fix whatever anomalies that are therein.

Miami apartments also check rental history via such databases as SafeRent. These databases are repositories for all rental history that an applicant might have and they also contain information pertaining to any monies that the applicant owes to other apartments. They also contain information on any broken lease that the applicant might have.

Steps to take to be approved

We mentioned one of the steps already; knowing one’s credit score and scrutinizing it for errors and anomalies. Then one has to make an attempt to fix whatever errors that they might have. This has the desired result of raising one’s credit score exponentially.

The other step one can take is to ensure that they know which apartments to apply to. Many people waste money, gas, energy and precious time walking from apartment to apartment only to be told the same thing. This ends up being a thoroughly frustrating effort. To avoid this, one can go straight to the apartments that are either very lenient, or those that have clearly stated that they are willing to work with people who have credit issues. The challenge off course, is finding exactly where they are…….

Organizing one’s paperwork is also crucial because even after locating where these apartments are, one needs to walk into the leasing office armed with the right information. Even apartments that are willing to work with you will require certain information such as employment verification.

Does Flat Head Syndrome Correct Itself Naturally?

If your baby is suffering from flat head syndrome (also known as brachycephaly) you may be wondering whether you should seek treatment or leave the condition in the hopes that it will resolve itself. Babies are born with naturally malleable heads and, in some cases, flat head syndrome will correct itself naturally over time. However, in some situations intervention is required to correct your child’s head shape. So should you seek treatment? This article will give you all the facts you need to make the right decision for you and your child.

So what is flat head syndrome?

Flat head syndrome, also known as brachycephaly, is a type of plagiocephaly (a type of skull deformity). This might sound serious and scary but it is actually very common. Around 25% of babies suffer from some degree of plagiocephaly during their development. Flat head syndrome refers specifically to the flattening of the skull at the back of the head. Babies suffering from flat head syndrome may have a widening of the head which, in severe cases, can cause the front of the skull to bulge forward. This condition can have an effect on the alignment of eyes and ears, giving a ‘wonky’ effect.

Flat head syndrome is one of the most common forms of plagiocephaly, especially since parents have been encouraged by medical experts to ensure their babies sleep on their backs to avoid SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Babies skulls are naturally malleable for up to 18 months after birth and spending long periods of time in one position can have a flattening effect.

Will flat head syndrome naturally correct itself?

This is often the most important question on parents’ lips. Often doctors are not particularly helpful when asked about brachycephaly – they tend to say that these conditions usually naturally resolve themselves unless the condition is extreme.While this is often true, it is not always the case. Unfortunately the window for professional correction is small as, after 18 months, a baby’s skull loses its malleability.

Getting a professional scan to judge severity and the need for correction is a good way to gauge whether your baby’s head can safely be left to develop or whether it needs correction before the window closes. Sadly, the NHS usually regards such scans and treatments as purely cosmetic so you may need to find a private clinic to assist you with this decision.

For the majority of babies, flat head syndrome will resolve itself on its own over time. There are a few natural ‘home remedies’ you can try to speed the process along. These may include:

  • Tummy time – keep your baby on his or her front as much as possible during the day and encourage them to change position regularly.
  • Chop and change – when it’s bedtime change the position of toys and mobiles and the direction your little one sleeps in the cot. This can encourage them to sleep on different areas of the head

So Exactly What Is The Difference Between 10 Meter Radio And CB Radio?

Over the past few years the line between traditional CB radio and 10 meter radio has become blurred. Phrases like ’10 meter CB radio’ and ‘export radio’ have irrevocably woven themselves into the vocabulary. Despite widespread use of both technologies many users have no idea what the real differences are.

A traditional CB operates on the 11 meter band at about 27mhz. This gives it 40 channels ranging from 26.965mhz on channel 1 to 27.405mhz on channel 40. The distinctive characteristic of CB is that access to these frequencies is unrestricted by the FCC and available to anyone. Thus the term ‘Citizens Band’.

However although access is unrestricted, use of these frequencies is another matter. Users are required to adhere to certain codes of conduct and severe hardware limitations. By FCC rule no CB transmitter may exceed 4 watts of transmitting power. A smart operator may use a high quality antenna to ‘get out’ further but increasing output by almost any other means is prohibited.

By contrast 10 meter radio access is restricted but the allowable hardware is not as limited. 10 meter radios operate on frequencies ranging from 28mhz to 29.7mhz. To access 10 meter radio frequencies you are required to obtain an amateur or ‘ham’ radio license from the FCC. Such licenses are relatively easy to get and usually free of charge. Certain 10 meter radios also operate on FM radio frequencies which will require an even more advanced license. The hardware involved in 10 meter radio can be quite impressive. Unlike CB communications the FCC considers the 10 meter band acceptable for long range communication, many radios offer over 100 times the transmitting power of a traditional CB transmitter.

So why has the line between the two become blurred? Many CB operators dislike the severe restrictions placed on CB transmission output. Manufacturers responding to this desire have produced 10 meter radios that look and operate exactly like a standard CB. These new radios are easily modified to operate on CB radio frequencies which is probably what both the manufacturer and operator both had in mind when it was purchased. It is important to note that such modifications are against FCC rules.

The term ‘export radio’ is used to refer to these new CB radio style 10 meter radios. The catch is that these radios are supposed to be marketed for export use only. Many other countries do not have such severe restrictions on transmitting power as does the United States.

Although there is a large amount of public desire to allow greater transmitting power amongst CB radio users the FCC is very unlikely to change its policy anytime soon. The FCC regards CB radio as a short range communication device and does not want high powered transmissions interrupting local communications between other operators. This viewpoint will almost certainly preclude any change in policy any time in the near future. By knowing the difference between 10 meter and CB radio, and how you intend to use your new equipment, determining which is the right model for you should be clear.

10 Pick Up Lines That Are So Bad They Just Might Work!

The Secret to a Good Pick Up Line lies not in what is said but in the delivery. Granted if you look like Brad Pitt and/or sound like Sean Connery then it probably doesn’t matter what you say OR how you say it, but considering that most of us do not have either of these luxuries…

Here’s my take on 10 pickup lines I have chosen at random that are so stupid and/or bad that – if delivered right just might work!

10 Really Bad Pick Up Lines That Are Actually Effective

Pick Up Line #1

There is nothing more pathetic than using notes to prompt and guide you when approaching a girl/guy!


Walk up to your intended target (sorry for the choice of words) with a note in your hand, acting nervous and fumbling the paper in your hand. As you get near her and have her attention bring the note to your view and read/ say

“Hi, Can I please Order 3 Honey Soy Chicken Wings, 2 large boil… ah crap – wrong note!.ummmm…. can you excuse me for a second”

At this point you should turn around as if to walk away and then at the last second turn back and ask (as nonchalant as possible) – “Can I get you something to drink?”

Pick Up Line #2

“I’m not drunk, I’m just intoxicated by you.”

This pick up line is not only as old as time itself, it’s also almost as lame. It is for this reason that it just might work! There is something cute and sweet about this pick up line that girls are drawn to, and whether it is because the line is clever or because behind it there is a ‘hallmark moment’ just waiting to happen is beyond me – but I think it is such a bad pick up line that it just might work!

*Delivery tip: The more serious you can sound when saying this, the better it will come across. Of course setting up the scene so that you can give this line without sounding like you are randomly sharing how inebriated you are could be tricky. Ummm, you;re on your own there

Pick Up Line #3

Combining common pick up lines to form your own is sometimes a great way of making really bad pickup lines work.

“I was so enchanted by your beauty that I ran into that wall over there. So I am going to need your name and number for insurance purposes. ”


“Sorry, but you owe me a drink. [Why?] Because when I looked at you, I dropped mine”

Both good pickup lines in their own right, but I doubt they would work. How about a combination of the two:

“Sorry to say it, but I think you owe me a drink. [Why?] Because when I noticed you I got distracted and promptly walked into that wall over there, spilling my drink – and what little dignity I had left in the process. Count yourself lucky I’m not asking for my dignity back… (although between you and me, I haven’t seen it for a while now)”

Pick Up Line #4

“You’re so beautiful that you made me forget my pickup line”

That’s terrible! You know what – it just might work!

Pick Up Line #5

“If I were to ask you out on a date, would your answer be the same as the answer to this question?”

Yes! No!.. Yes?! no, wait…. hang on a second…. By this time they are so confused you either have them or you don’t, but I would be inclined to say that you have:)

Pick Up Line #6

“Excuse me, but does this smell like chloroform to you?”

At first glance this pickup line is actually really in poor taste, but honestly – if that does not make her at least smile then she is already dead inside – in which case the ‘chloroform’ would be useless anyway!

Pick Up Line #7

“How much does a polar bear weigh? [How much?] Enough to break the ice… Hi, I’m (insert name here).”

An oldie but a goodie. So bad it still works – if delivered right and you actually have something further to say after introducing yourself!

Pick Up Line #8

“If I told you that you had a great body, would you hold it against me?”

Now that’s a shocking pick up line. A blatant attempt at flirting and obvious sexual inuendo that tries too hard… But oh it makes them smile and at least gets you in the front door.

Pick Up Line #9

“Are you gay? [No] Wow, me neither, let’s have sex.”

The more incredulated her response at the question the better it works. Even more impact is had when you show a jovial nature to the whole thing, certainly leaving any concern that you are dead serious does not help your cause (even though you secretly are dead serious)

Pick Up Line #10

“I have this magic watch that can actually talk to me. Seriously, it’s saying something right now. It says that you’re not wearing any underwear, is that true?.” [No.] “Oh wait, my watch is an hour fast!”

That’s just stupid! Which is why it will probably work. Again, the delivery is important as this definitely relies on a good sense of humour. Show even the slightest sign of being serious and watch her not only walk away, but report you to security on the way out!

There you have ten of the best, I mean worst, no, I mean best pick up lines to help you approach women and talk to girls.

Final Thoughts

Remember that it is not what you say but how you say it – and over riding this is the actual meaning behind this. Approach women with good intentions and the respect that is due and no matter how bad your pick up line is, you know what – it just might work!

What Are Cable Glands?

Cable Glands are circular mechanical cable entry devices that seal electrical cable entering an enclosure, motor, pump or generator. Cable Glands are the universal replacement for more expensive conduit and are used internationally.

Cable Glands come in a variety of materials that offer different benefits depending on the cable and the electrical equipment used. Some of the most common materials used are: brass, stainless steel, cooper, nickel plated, glass reinforced polyester and often times a combination of two.

Choosing the right Cable Gland depends on the type of cable used and the diameter of that cable. Common questions when selecting a Cable Gland are: What material cable gland is required for this project? Is there a Hazardous Area rating? Do the Cable Glands need to be certified in CSA, ATEX, or both? What type of thread is needed on the male end of the gland?

The type of seal on the Cable Gland is also evaluated when selecting the right gland. There are five different types of sealing method used that directly affect the cable inner bedding seal. These are: Compression Seal, Displacement Seal, Diaphragm Seal, Compensating Displacement Seal (CDS) System and Compound Barrier Seal. The difference between these is the application of the seal ring on the cable.

Some of the strong benefits of Cable Glands are:

o Environmental protection from dust and moisture from the enclosure

o Provide a holding force to limit pull out resistance

o In Hazardous areas- maintain a level of protection on the attached equipment

o Firestop, explosion proof, EMI or RFI shielding, and pre-terminated cable accommodation

Teaching Kids About Mortgage Loans

Let’s face it our schools are not teaching our kids about personal finance. It is important that you teach the skills to your children at home so they can make informed financial decisions. One way you can do this is by taking real-life examples from your personal finances and explaining how they work to your children. Most parents have mortgage loans which they must pay each month. Showing your children how these work can be a great learning tool.

First they must understand the relationship between interest and principle and how this affects monthly payments. I suggest getting some type of simplified accounting device such as beans or some other mortar to demonstrate how mortgage loans work by showing how each payment is divided between principal and interest. You can also demonstrate how principal payments have an effect on the total amount of interest due. Also, you can use this to show the very real impact that small changes in interest can have on the total amount due. In this way you can demonstrate that it is important to have lower interest rates and to avoid high interest debt.

There are online calculators which you can also use to show them some real numbers that demonstrate this point clearly. Then you can relate this back to the home which they are living in and explain the benefits of home ownership along with the lesson. In this way they can tie in this simple financial lesson with their everyday life and make it something real and therefore more memorable.

Interior Design Business Secrets – 5 Tips to Tame the Paper Tiger, Stay Organized, and Make Money

Working with design professionals on their businesses, it seems too many are operating off of random piles, post-it notes, and a chaotic office. Organization saves precious time, creates greater confidence in your business, and allows you to always know exactly your success position. There are simple, proven techniques for getting and staying on top of the paper tiger.

Mastering Client Files

Each file folder should be clearly marked with the clients name, address, and phone contact, email also. To make it truly easy use project management folders, available at any office supply resource. These provide a chart that you can log your client visits and progress on the face of the folder. Keep all job receipts, samples, product tear sheets, and client notes in the file folder. When a job is complete, move the folder to inactive but follow up regularly!

Organizing Business Receipts

Non-client related receipts, such as those for marketing, office supplies, auto expense, insurance, employee meals and more must be filed monthly if not weekly. Simply you can use either an accordion file folder, or if (as mine do) you have far too many, then use 6×9 manila envelopes in a file drawer and label each clearly with the category of expense and the year. You can then easily deliver these to your bookkeeper or accountant in time for tax preparation and financials annually as well as quarterly.

Conquering Purchase Orders

While if you are truly on top of your game, you will do all of this electronically, it is very difficult to avoid paper from vendors! So print out a copy of each order, keep it in a three-ring binder with dividers by month, staple all relevant paperwork to each order. This makes it easy to track and follow up. Be sure to record the name and date of anyone you have spoken with regarding the order on the original P.O. In addition for quick reference you can keep a log book of all orders including the date, the PO number, the vendor, the goods ordered, expected due date, and date received. Old fashioned, but it works, yes you can do this in an excel spread sheet also! For ultimate ease, I make my own PO numbers, they are sequential, but I include the client’s initials before every number.

Tracking Your Time

Yes, most of us work at least on a partial or full hourly basis whether consulting, creating, designing, coaching or project management. You’ll make more money with a daily log than a once a week or once a month mental download. Create either an excel spread sheet in your laptop or PDA or on a green columnar pad and keep it in your car. Assign values to the time being spent (down the left side), is it consulting, resourcing, design, space planning, installation, project management? Assign project names across the top and then record dates and hours. The increment you work in is up to you, some do 15 minutes, others 30 minutes or full hour. Invoice biweekly or monthly.

Regular Invoicing Keeps Cash Flowing

Too often you don’t invoice until you need cash, forgetting that there is always a lag between the time you request the payment and when you’ll get it, often a delay of 30, 60 and even 90 days despite the terms you stated of pay on receipt. So, first invoice often. That means a minimum of biweekly and monthly. In addition, for your services, work off a retainer. You can provide retainers for as few as 5 hours or for a percentage o f the project estimate. This commits the client to the project and allows you money upfront. At the expenditure of each retainer, you send an invoice marked paid with detail of its use and then include the next retainer. This will keep you on track instead of behind. You are a business owner, not a bank!

Using the easy to implement system here will tame your paper nightmares, keep you organized and on track for bringing in the dollars. Passion for work is paramount, but useless if you aren’t profiting!

Monsters Inside Of You: How Negative Spiritual Parasites Can Invade Your Womb!

Sex in today’s society is no longer a sacred topic that was once an intimate conversation between husband and wife, or a private discussion amongst lady friends, midwives, doulas, and elder matriarchs. In fact the media promotes risque sexual encounters with numerous partners parallel to buying candy at a counter, and picking any new flavor you so desire, and whenever you desire. You do not like vanilla, well throw it away and try chocolate. If you do not like chocolate, you can throw that away and try something totally outside of candy, perhaps things you probably should not digest in the first place. Sex as a hobby or as a sport is influenced everywhere, from shows like “Sex in The City” to books like “Fifty Shades of Grey” the so-called sexual liberation has given the green-light to less about love, commitment, and connection and more speed to outlandish promiscuity.

What the media and society does not tell us with all the glamour and sensationalism surrounding sex, is that every sexual encounter is also a spiritual encounter. We know about the dangers of Sexually transmitted diseases and are told to use condoms as protection. Yet what we are not told is how does one protect one’s self from a Spiritually Transmitted Disease! That’s right there are two very real STD’s both sexual and spiritual and both are contracted the same way. They contract through promiscuous, unloving, and casual sex with multiple partners, whom you may know very little about on a spiritual level. Do not get me wrong, sex is a beautiful and pleasurable act, but sex is also a sacred connection designed for a man and a woman who love and respect one another on every level. This means respect and commitment with the person’s mind, body, spirit, and emotions, not just the physical body. In our world today, sex is abused as a perverted function and used as a pleasure-seeking robotic game. This twisted and distorted perception is creating zombies in men and creating monsters within women, and destroying their wombs.

This article is not really about sex, it is about the monsters that can become impregnated within a woman’s womb by having sexual encounters with men who are spiritually sick, and who may have negative and dark energy within them. This article will inform you of what takes place on an energetic level of which you cannot see, but can physically manifest within a woman’s body. If you do not know or you are not certain whether or not your partner has good spiritual energy, or a high spiritual vibration you might want to rethink that booty-call or one night stand!

What In The World Is Spiritual Energy- and Just How Does This Effect a Man & Woman During Sex?

For years now science has proven that our bodies are made up of pure energy. Everything in this universe is made up of the same energy. It is just presented in different forms and shapes. Every cell in the human body has its atoms structured so it has a negative and a positive voltage, inside and outside. Therefore, every cell in our body is a miniature battery. Each cell has 1.4 volts of energy – and this may not seem like a lot, but when you multiply by the number of cells in your body (50 trillion) you get a voltage of 700 trillion volts of electricity in your body. Nothing to play around with at all! This energy is similar to what the Chinese call “Chi.” This is also the energy used in hands on healing, such as Reiki. This energy is constant and has been around since the beginning of time.

Albert Einstein proved this long ago with his Law of Conservation of Energy. This law states that energy cannot be created nor destroyed but is transferred from one form to another. If we are made up of energy, and this energy is transferred from one form to another, it is quite logical to understand that humans exchange energy during sex. In fact every time you make love or have sex there is a significant exchange of spiritual energy. When ones partner has a great deal of negative energy, or a great deal of karmic debt it can create a spiritual intrusion inside a woman’s womb during sexual intercourse. A spiritual intrusion is when negative and dark soul energy becomes stuck and lodged within your reproductive organs and cannot pass through or be released. The reason it cannot be released is due to blockage which stagnates Chi energy.

According to Chinese Medicine which has been around for 5,000 years, and predates modern medicine states our bodies are connected by networks of light energy called our “Chi.” The word Chi simply means spiritual energy. This energy is our life force and it must be able to flow freely in order for perfect health or good health to be maintained. Any blocks in our bodies does not allow our Chi energy to flow and this causes disharmony in our bodies. If negative energy becomes stuck within your womb it often forms blocks, and Chi energy cannot properly flow. When this happens stagnation will soon occur. This blocked flow of energy will eventually cause stagnation of the blood flow or a complete halt of the blood flow. This action leads to tumors, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, teratomas, and other womb and reproductive issues including infertility.

Medical doctors have no real clinical reason as to why women develop fibroids despite the fact that an estimated one in four women of childbearing age have fibroids. Further, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), 20-25% of women of reproductive age have fibroids. By the age of 50 up to 80% of black women and up to 70% of white women have fibroids. Women between the ages of 30 and 45 are commonly diagnosed with fibroids, and African-American women tend to have the highest risk of developing fibroids. However, fibroids have been found in women of all ethnic backgrounds. While doctors may not have medical reasons as to why fibroids, which are muscular growths of tissue invade the womb, Eastern teachings and ancient Sacred Womb teachings have a very clear explanation. These abnormal growths are spiritual intrusions that invade, and suck the life out of women. Fibroids bleed and they take from the blood supply, which is supposed to flow to the vital reproductive organs, such as the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. Fibroids leave women tired, having a lack of energy, iron deficient, protruding abdomen, bloating, infertility, and can cause painful sex just to name a few. Fibroids can become as large as a basketball and can totally distort a woman’s uterus causing unbearable pain. Thousands of hysterectomies in women are performed all the time due to fibroids.

Another, spiritual intrusion in which medical science knows little as to why they plague women’s wombs is the ovarian teratoma. The word “Teratoma” is derived from Greek word “teraton” meaning monster. Teratomas may occur at any age but the prime age of discovery is in the childbearing years. The average age is 30. Up to 15% of women with ovarian teratomas have them in both ovaries. These cysts can range from the size of a grape to about 17 inches in diameter, approximately the size of a small watermelon. Teratomas can cause the ovary to twist and impede its blood supply, and if they burst they can cause serious damage. Also called a dermoid cyst of the ovary, a teratoma is a bizarre and strange tumor, usually benign, in the ovary that typically contains a mixture of tissues including hair, teeth, bone, thyroid, etc. What is known is that a cyst develops from a germ cell (a primary oocyte) that is located within the egg sac (ovary). Being a primary oocyte cell, it can give orders to other cells necessary to form mature tissues and often structures that would be found in a human baby, such as hair, bone, sebaceous oily material, neural tissue, teeth, and at its most grotesque some even have eyes. The teratoma is called a monster because this is exactly what it looks like. A distorted ball of flesh attached to your ovaries and having hair, teeth, bone, thyroid, and even sometimes an eye. Viewing a teratoma can be quite frightening to say the least and they may look like something from a science fiction movie. Teratomas however, are very real and any woman could have at this moment a monster inside of them. Yet what force or action causes these monsters to develop in the first place? Who or what is giving the orders for these cells to begin the process of creation? What exactly is this force trying to create?

Casual sexual encounters with others who may have negative or dark soul energy allows for the transmission of this energy to the womb. It is not unrealistic to postulate that this negative energy is what is giving the command to create the teratomas or monsters. The whole purpose of sexual intercourse is to procreate that is its function. Pleasure is merely a side benefit and a fail-safe, divine design so that we would enjoy the act of procreating! Ask yourself what would be the point in doing something that would bring about tremendous pain nine months later unless it is a pleasurable experience? Sex was designed to insure human life would continue regardless of outer circumstances, so yes it was designed to be pleasurable, but never meant to be abused. If we are supposed to create human life during sacred sexual intercourse, what might happen as a result of unholy unions and abusive, perverted, unloving, and uncommitted sexual encounters? We know from reading this article by now that during sex an exchange of energy takes place, but what happens to this energy?

Chi energy is spiritual energy and it is considered life-force energy and should flow freely through-out our bodies to bring about well-being. It would be only logical to assume that negative energy would do the opposite and work against our Chi energy as well as block it. It is know secret within Eastern spiritual teachings that sex is a sacred act in order to unite the masculine and feminine energies within a woman and a man. This union creates the wholeness that we lack and crave from the feelings of separation. The highest spiritual vibration is love and this is the source of Chi energy-God’s love. Love-making between a man and a woman allows for the opportunity to create another human life. So it is not illogical to assume that unholy, and unloving sexual acts also must create something and has the desire to create. The purpose of sex is to create, and you should never forget this fact. So no matter the kind of sex it can and will create, and negative sexual encounters could create monsters inside of you!

Why do we allow these encounters to take place in the first place some may ask? Sometimes when women have a great deal of unhealthy emotions, perhaps from abusive relationships, rape, abortions, miscarriages, and other traumatic experiences. These unhealthy emotions fester and become stagnant energy which can become lodged within their wombs. These blocked emotional energies lower women’s vibrations. Lower vibrations can attract other lower vibration and negative energies. So you may be attracted to a partner who has similar or like energetic vibrations. During sex these lower-level negative energies can attached themselves to the womb and parts within the reproductive area.

How The Womb Responds during unwanted & unloving sexual encounters:

A woman’s body intuitively knows what is sacred and what is not. Our womb tries to subconsciously protects us from disrespectful and dishonorable male sexual encounters, entrance, and stimulation. A woman’s body will often tense up and recoil at unloving sexual experiences. Our emotional connection will shut down and we will not be in the “mood.” Even if we ignore what our bodies are telling us and have sex anyway, most women will desire to cuddle or spoon immediately after sex.This is because it is our nature to connect with our lover. When a woman goes against her nature she is setting herself up for problems to occur. The more casual and unconnected sex becomes, the more a woman disengages from her intuitive abilities, and the more she will become numb. This often leaves a woman confused and unable to reject uncommitted and unloving sexual encounters.

When women engage in unloving sexual encounters it often feels like heavy, thick energy sitting in our wombs and bodies, or our energy field. It feels like extra weight, lethargy, dullness of thoughts, or lack of motivation. These unloving sexual encounters can and often does create emotional feeling such as shame, guilt, unworthiness, feeling undervalued and unloved. Another symptom may be a woman disappearing in her thoughts or mind during sex, and “tuning out” or going numb, in order to avoid being present. Sometimes, during the next day and even several days afterwards you feel a sudden loss of energy and may experience emotional upheavals, severe agitation, and mood-swings. The more you engage in unloving, and non-committed sexual relationships, the more you disturb your womb. If a woman has had sex with 15 men, then she has disturbed her womb energy 15 times. This creates 15 enormous energy blockages that she needs to break down so that healing and wellness can take place. The womb records every sexual encounter and every experience. After a period of time these unloving energetic exchanges become stored and lodged within the cellular memory of a woman. Overtime this can will block your vital Chi energy and can lead to reproductive illnesses such as fibroids, cysts, and teratomas, monsters inside of you.

For men it is a similar response, especially men who have sex with a plethora of women. Men who are not in control of their lower-level, primitive self will abuse the sacredness of sex. Men like this will abuse women’s wombs, not realizing they are actually in search of their maternal connection. These lost men are in search of their mother’s love, which some have never received. For others they have forgotten they came from the protective cushions of their mother’s womb. Such men lack respect for women and they view women as objects instead of the source of their very own creation. Some men even dislike feminine energy and become spiteful of it because their insatiable appetite cannot be quenched. Men like this can no longer feel the pure, loving spiritual energy in which only a woman’s womb can fulfill. A great majority of men are ignorant of their responsibility to a wife, and have know understanding of the powers of sacred womb energy and how it is actually a spiritual battery for men. In ignorance, some men claim they are sex addicts, but in truth they are desperately seeking sacred womb energy so that they can recharge and receive the life-force energy in which they need. Every time, a man has sex he releases precious life-force energy which is why he is exhausted after sex. He cannot get this energy back without the spiritual connection to his wife. However, her womb must be clear and undisturbed by negative energy in order for this to happen. What men do not realize is that all men are responsible for every womb they disturb. If a man disturbs 20 wombs, he is responsible for them all. It does not matter whether a man knows this information or not, karmically he is responsible for these women. Every encounter is an energetic exchange and some men have been with so many women that they have accumulated so much negative energy they are as walking zombies. They can no longer feel anything, they have no emotional connection, and no enthusiasm for life. Men like this often try to numb the pain with alcohol, drugs, gambling, and more sex. Sadly, nothing works to satiates their emptiness. Until such men reconnect with source and begin the process of healing, and making amends and respecting the power of the sacred womb nothing in their life will change.

We live in a world of duality, all things reflect positive and negative aspects. We must be ever mindful that the glamour and sensationalism surrounding sex only reveals one side. Sex is a beautiful and sacred act between a man and his wife, and it was designed as a vehicle for creation to take place. It is very important to remember this fact, and know what you may be creating when you engage in the act of sexual intercourse. When we abuse anything there are always consequences. Yet we do not have to live a life filled with sickness, confusion, and chaos. Human beings are intelligent and spiritual, and it is high time we reclaim our sacred selves, and not allow our lower-ego self to be in charge of our higher-spiritual self. Women do not have to suffer from invasive flesh monsters created from unloving, and negative sexual encounters. Men do not have to become zombie slaves to their primitive selves, acting as sex addicts, and feeling lost, disconnected and out of control. Ancient Eastern teachings such as Tantra and The Sacred Womb teachings, and methods can assist us in creating a better and brighter humanity.

Love & Light,


Definition For Marketing Tools

The definition for marketing tools, and their uses are going to be different for every business, and really depends on what kind of marketing you are referring to. Are you marketing offline, or are you marketing online? The definition for marketing tools in regards to offline marketing would entail things like newspapers, yellow pages, billboards, and radio to name a few.

For the purpose of this article, I would like to briefly go into more detail about the definition for marketing tools in regards to online marketing. Online marketing methods give you the opportunity to quickly promote your business and/or products to a multitude of prospective customers, and include tools like the following three examples:

Article Marketing:

This article that you are reading right now is a tremendous marketing tool called article marketing. You just simply write an article that pertains to your business, and have it published on any online article directory.

Video Marketing:

When you are searching a topic on the internet, a list of results will appear. If you were to see a thumbnail to a video that pertains to what you are searching for in the search results, odds are, you will watch that video first above any other result that appears on that page. This is human nature, and this is what video marketing is dependent on. Produce a video that pertains to your business and post it to any online video website.


Blogs are the most favored types of website by the search engines. This can give you the ability to rank high in the search engines if you post good quality and informative material about your business. It is always in your best interest to post unique content, meaning content that can not be found anywhere else on the web.

Please keep in mind that all three of the above marketing tools require extensive keyword research. Keyword research provides you with the information that you need to post your material in a way that it can be ranked favorably in the search engines, so that your business or opportunity can be found by people who are searching for what you have to offer.

If you learn to implement these three simple Online Marketing techniques, you will be driving a tremendous amount of traffic to your website in no time. If you master these simple strategies, and put them into massive action, your business will begin to thrive.

Dr Victor A Carreno – A NASA Engineer and Technologist

Born in 1956 in the city of Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic, Dr. Victor A. Carreno works as a Aerospace Engineer and Aerospace Technologist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA. He is also the man behind the creation and development of Single Frequency Multitransmitter Telemetry System (SFMTS).

Although Carreño was born in Dominican Republic, his family migrated to Puerto Rico when he was barely a child. Hence, Carreño grew up in Guaynabo City. He developed his interest in electronics and mathematical problems when he was a child. He went to Margarita Janer Palacios High School where he graduated with honors and got the highest grade both in mathematics and science in 1974.

The same year, Carreño attended the University of Puerto Rico where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering four years after. After graduation, he submitted his application to NASA and was accepted. He was assigned to the Aircraft Electronics System Branch, Flight Electronics Division of NASA. In 1983, Carreño was re-assigned in Fault Tolerant Systems Branch, where his work involves developing techniques assessing analytically the digital system upset caused by lightning-induced transients

In 1983, Carreño invented the Frequency Multitransmitter Telemetry System. In 1985, he finished his Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Old Dominian University. A year after, he received the patent for his invention SFMTS and was granted the U.S. Patent # 4,631,538.

In 1997, Carreño completed his Doctoral Degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge in England. Ten years after, he retired from NASA. With all the significant contributions that Dr. Victor A. Carreño has given, he is indeed a pride not only to Dominican flag but also to Puerto Rico flag.

Making Your Ex Want You Back – The 4 Stages

Breakups are hard, especially if you’ve been dumped. But one thing you might not realize is that your ex boyfriend or girlfriend is going through almost exactly the same types of feelings you currently are. Emotional bonds don’t dissolve overnight, and feelings take time to fade away. By using this to your advantage, you can get your ex to want you back even when circumstances might seem borderline hopeless.

There are four main phases a person goes through when a relationship ends. You already know how you feel, so it’s time to examine how your ex feels in order to determine your best approach toward getting them back.

Stage 1 – Detachment

Remember when your ex sat you down to break up with you? Although this may have been a shock to you, your ex spent a lot of time making this decision days or even weeks beforehand. He or she knew what was coming, and unlike you, they were already prepared for it. In short, your ex boyfriend or girlfriend began detaching themselves from your relationship way before you had the chance to do the same.

This gave your ex an emotional advantage while dealing with you during the breakup. Your ex knew what you would say, how you would react, and what types of protest you might offer to keep them around. Your boyfriend or girlfriend was prepared to counter your every move or plea, and they had an escape route planned. They’d detached long before you did, and this immediately put you in a position of weakness.

So what can you do during the detachment stage that will help get your ex back? Essentially, you need to emotionally distance yourself as well. The quicker you can accept the breakup rather than fight it – the faster you can agree with your ex’s decision to end things – the easier it will be to move onto the next stage of reconciliation. Many people get stuck here because they refuse to detach, and they think that by clinging onto the relationship as tightly as possible they can keep their boyfriend or girlfriend from breaking up with them. Not so.

Stage 2 – Avoidance

Is your ex boyfriend or girlfriend ignoring you? Don’t take this as a sign of disinterest. It’s very common for an ex to go out of their way to steer clear of seeing or hearing from you, especially if they were the one who initiated the breakup. Your ex probably feels weird or awkward around you right now, and doesn’t know how to handle contact of any kind.

The avoidance stage is definitely not the time to press onward. You can’t force your ex to see you, and you can’t guilt them into wanting to talk to you again. No matter how badly you might want to see your ex boyfriend or ex girlfriend right now, you need such a reunion to happen under your own terms. Setting up such an encounter before your ex is ready to see you will only lead to further avoidance and resentment.

Stage 3 – Longing

After being apart for a while, your ex will start thinking about you again. This is a natural reaction to being away from someone they shared such an intimate connection with, and both you and your ex will feel a certain desire to be together again – even temporarily.

Getting your ex to want you back is all about making them miss you. You need your ex to think about your past relationship, and ideally this needs to happen of their own accord. As time goes on your ex will tend to remember the good times you shared together, and the cool things you did as a couple. These are the memories that will put your relationship back together, and eventually get your ex to see a future with you again.

The worst thing you can do during this stage of the breakup is try to “be there” for your ex. Sticking around and being friendly with an ex boyfriend or girlfriend is only going to reduce their desire to see you. It’s always better to stay far removed from your ex’s current situation, as this will create a void in their life where you used to be. If you’re always in plain sight, your ex never gets the chance to miss you.

Stage 4 – Regret

Left unchecked, your ex boyfriend or girlfriend will eventually reach a point where they regret being without you. These might be temporary feelings, brought about on a lonely night or a moment of weakness… or they might be a lot more substantial. There are certain signs and signals given off when your ex is reconsidering a relationship with you again, and for the best chance at reconciliation you need to know what these are.

Regret might be fleeting, but it’s something you can help build on. By giving your ex a reason to want to be with you again, you can enhance their need and desire to see you. There are certain adjustments you can make that will get your ex boyfriend or girlfriend interested in you again, even if it seems they’ve already moved on. Learning these adjustments can mean the difference between getting your ex back or losing them for good.

PVC Hook Up Wire – Types of Insulation

PVC hook up wire has a few different types of insulation that you should know about so that your application can resist everything that it needs to in terms of heat and environmental conditions..

UL1007 is a term used for a 300 volt PVC wire with a .016″ insulation thickness. The UL term became popular because UL (Underwriters Laboratories) certifies the wire for the temperature and the voltage it says it can handle. So UL1007 wire is approved by UL for 300 volts which you can see on a specification sheet. Most companies using a 300 volt hookup wire will want it to be approved by a third party source.

Similar to the UL1007 is the UL1061 version of PVC hook up wire. It also offers 300 volts but with a .009″ insulation thickness for applications that require a smaller outer diameter.

UL1015 wire is a 600 volt version of PVC hook up wire with a much thicker insulation. In order to withstand the 600 volts UL1015 needs an insulation thickness of .032″. This type of wire ranges from 24 awg to 10 awg before the UL type changes. All of the three types of wire above can withstand temperatures up to 105°C and are used in appliances and electronic devices.

The last type of insulation I’ll discuss if PTFE Teflon® wire. It has a high temperature insulation that reaches 200 degrees Celsius instead of the 105 degrees from the PVC insulation. Teflon wire also has silver plated copper stranded instead of tinned copper to also help it resist corrosion when dealing with high temperatures. You’ll notice a non stick surface on PTFE wire as well because it can resist water, oil, gasses and solvents.

Be careful when pricing PTFE wire because its price is driven by copper, silver and PTFE compound. Copper and silver are both traded on the NYSE which means they can go up very fast without much of a warning.

There are many types of wire and cable with all different insulations that could make or break an application. Some cables are suitable for underground use while others can’t even go outdoors because they aren’t weather resistant. Make sure you speak with your wire and cable sales person to get the information you need before purchasing your hook up wire. Sometimes you might even find something less expensive that still fits your application which means a simple conversation could save you some money.

Hair Essentials – 3 Foods For Fabulous Hair

Women spend hundreds of dollars or more in the name of beauty. They buy makeup, skincare products, clothes, jewelry and shoes expecting to enhance their beauty. We've all seen a woman simply dressed in a pair of jeans, a camisole top and a touch of make-up who looks stunning. Her look attracted your attention because her hair was shiny and lustrous and her skin radiant. Unfortunately, this look does not come in a bottle or with the latest trendy purchase.

Let me share a personal story. Eight years ago, I was 20 pounds heavier, with a drab complexion and dull hair. I was trying to combat my weight gain with a 60 minute, 5-day-a-week exercise program. I thought it was all about a more intense, longer workout. To illustrate this point further, my husband and my mother were looking at some pictures from this period in my life when my husband asked my Mom, "Who's that woman?" It was me! The most significant difference between that picture and now is natural , Whole foods.

Real beauty starts on the inside by taking mindful care of your body. Low-quality foods, lack of sleep, poor hydration and constant stress will age you and mask your natural loveliness. Who would have thought that natural food is the ultimate beauty product. There are many facets to natural beauty but for this article, let's specifically focus on foods that will create shiny, beautiful hair.

Rich, lustrous hair

Hair's natural tension is to be shiny and lustrous, not dry and dull. It represents our internal condition of health, specifically our digestive and reproductive systems. "Healthy hair shows that our ability to digest food and our sexual vitality are strong and healthy," writes Christina Pirello author of the book 'Glow'. Hair reflects the nutrients in our diet. Hair production is primarily produced by protein, however, fat, minerals and carbohydrates also play a role.

In addition to the specific foods noted below, hair needs a balance of nutrients including whole grains, vegetables, fruits, unrefined oils, proteins and plenty of water to hydrate and flush out toxins.

Here are three essential foods for healthy locks:

1. Whole grains – Notice I did not say food made with whole grains like bread or pasta. I mean the actual, intact whole grain such as brown rice, quinoa or millet. Adding grains lowers your cholesterol, which allows your blood to flow freely so it can efficiently and thoroughly feed your hair with nutrients. Whole grains also promote the smooth elimination of waste since fiber prevails the accumulation of toxins in the intestines. Surprisingly, simple carbs like white sugar and white flour actually leach minerals out of your body.

2. Fermented and pickled foods such as soy sauce, tamari, miso, pickled vegetables and sauerkraut all support naturally healthy hair. Fermented foods are rich in living enzymes that facilitate digestion, fortify the quality of blood nourishing the body and hair, and provide us with essential oils, vitamins and minerals. Pickled foods stimulate the appetite, improve digestion, and strengthen the digestive tract, which in turn aids the intestines in the process of feeding our hair.

3. Sea vegetables win the award for the most important food to add for maintenance of our hair's health! Not sure what I'm talking about? No problem, let me introduce you to one of these gems. An easy sea vegetable to start with is dulse flakes which can be purchased at your local co-op or health food store. You can easily incorporate these very mild, slightly salty flakes into your hot cereal, soups or entrees with little or no change in taste.

Sea vegetables are rich in beta-carotene and help prevent the build-up of dead skin cells that can clog the hair follicles and inhibit the growth and health of the hair. They are packed with calcium, phosphorous, potassium, sulphur, magnesium, copper (which aids in giving color to our hair), selenium, bromine and more! They are also a key food for preventing premature graying. Eaten on a daily basis, these amazing vegetables are rich in the nutrients most essential for maintaining healthy, shiny hair.

Next time you get the itch to improve your looks with a new product for the outside of you, consider instead visiting your local co-op or health food store. You will not have the guilt of spending too much at a retail store and let's face it, natural, vibrant beauty is not found at the mall.