ATV Parts and Accessories

An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is also known as a quad, quad bike, three-wheeler, or four-wheeler, or RZR. It is a super cool vehicle that travels on low-pressure tires, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, along with handlebars for steering control. ATV is specifically designed to handle a wider range of terrain unlike most other vehicles. It may be a street-legal vehicle in a few countries, however, it is not legal within most states and provinces of Australia, the United States or Canada.

ATVs are designed for single, but some companies have developed ATVs for the driver and one passenger. These ATVs are known as tandem ATVs.

The rider operates ATV like a motorcycle, but with the extra wheels that gives an extra stability at lower speeds. ATVs are equipped with three wheel, four wheels and even six-wheel models for special applications. Engine sizes of ATVs currently on sale ranges from 49 to 1,000 cc (3 to 61 cu in).

ATVs are smaller, lightweight vehicles that are perfect for touring areas that normal vehicles can not go. This, however, makes them likely to get banged up easily. The right ATV parts will make sure you're not limited to the amount of adventures you wish to take. The general ATV parts consist of:

Axles

Axles, Axle Tools, Axle Wrenches, Wheel Spacers

Bearings

A-Arm Bearings, Rear Axle Bearings, Wheel Bearings, Swing Arm Bearings, Shock Bearings, Steering Stem Bearings

Body

Front and Rear Fenders, Fuel Tanks, Seats, Bumpers, Nerf Bars, Skid Plates, Snow Plows, Wheel Spacers, Grab Bars

Brakes

Brake Pads, Brake Rotors, Brake Shoes, Brake Fluid, Brake Lines, Brake Accessories

Cooling Systems

Radiators, Coolant, Hose Kits, Water Coolers, Cooling System Parts

Drive

Chains, Sprockets, Chain Guides, Chain Lube, Drive Belts, Drive Tools, Chain and Sprocket Kits

Electrical

Batteries, Spark Plugs, Starter, Ignition Coils and Stators, Lighting, Kill Switches, Hour Meters, Speedometers, Horns, GPS

ATV Parts Engine

Pistons, Oil Filters, Clutch Kits, Gaskets, Valves, Cylinder Parts, Big Bore Kits, Bearings and Seals, Crankshaft Assemblies

ATV Parts Exhaust

4-Stroke Exhaust, 2-Stroke Exhaust, 2-Stroke Silencers, Exhaust Packing, Spark Arrestor, End Caps, Exhaust Accessories

ATV Parts Filters

Fuel Filters, Air Filters, Oil Filters, Pre Filters

ATV Parts Frame-Chassis

Skid Plates, Nerf Bars, Bumpers, A-Arms, Tie Rods, Tie Rod Ends, Fuel Tanks, Racks

ATV Parts Fuel and Air Intake Systems

Air Filters, Fuel Controllers, Fuel Tanks, Carburetor Jets, Fuel Filters, Fuel Lines, Intake Parts, Air Filter Maintenance.

Galvanized Light Gauge Steel Vs Red-Oxide Primed

Bare steel will rust in a couple days when expose to the elements. To prevent this, the surface of bare steel needs to be coated. The majority of steel building manufacturers use red-oxide primer on all structural steel components. There are some that use galvanized light gauge secondary steel as their standard material while leaving the heavy rigid frames with a red-oxide primer. So what is the difference between the two and are there any advantages to galvanized secondary steel?

For most applications red-oxide primer is better suited than a galvanized finish. This is why red-oxide is used in most commercial and agricultural construction from backyard sheds to the tallest skyscrapers. Of course there are some instances where galvanizing is recommended. Galvanizing can be useful in corrosive environments such as chemical plants or coastal roof systems. There are different grades of galvanizing with varying associated costs. Good quality galvanizing is expensive, and it turns a versatile material into a very unforgiving material. Galvanized steel cannot be painted, bent without cracking the finish, or welded without producing toxic fumes. Since a galvanized part can not be painted, any alterations can not be covered up. It is also extremely abrasive and must be handled carefully with gloves at all times. Galvanized steel is not resistant to oxidation when exposed to moisture. Typically galvanized steel will develop white rust which can be unsightly. Red-oxide primed steel can also develop surface rust when exposed to moist environments for extended time periods, but the color of the primer will hide any rust color.

Red-oxide primer is a water based paint and safe for the environment. Once applied to all the structural steel components of a steel building, surface rust is inhibited. The primer is very durable and can withstand the abuse of loading and unloading from a truck as well as all field handling while being erected. Primed steel will also hold up to the weather before the metal building is completed erected. With a primer finish, you have the option to paint the steel any color to match the interior of the building if needed.

Overall, red-oxide primed steel is the way to go for most every steel building application. Greater flexibly, lower cost and esthetically superior to galvanized steel, primed steel is chosen by most builders worldwide.

Attending a Race

Deciding on what NASCAR race to watch depends on each individual. Additionally, there are several NASCAR-sanctioned series that are held all-year round. There are fans that watch all the series and there are others that like to view only those series that they are most interested in. If you are a true NASCAR fan, you should know that the NASCAR series include the Sprint Cup, Nationwide Series, Craftsman Truck Series, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, NASCAR Corona Series and the Regional racing series. To better decide what NASCAR race you want to attend, it is important to know what the mentioned series are all about. The cars being used from each series also differ from each other and if you are a car aficionado, this may also help you decide what race you want to attend.

First is the Sprint Cup Series. This is the top racing series of NASCAR and has undergone several different names, such as: Strictly Stock Series, Grand National Series, Winston Cup Series and NEXTEL Cup Series. The Sprint Cup cars are mostly front engine rear-wheel-drive, high powered vehicles with a roll cage that serves as a space frame chassis and thin sheet metal covering. The cars also have a blocked cockpit, some fenders, wing on the car’s rear and an aerodynamic splitter. Additionally, the cars are powered by carbureted V8 engines with cast iron wedges and a pushrod valve train activating two valves each cylinder. The Sprint Cup is now also being represented by several manufacturers such as Chrysler (Dodge Charger R/T), Ford (Ford Fusion), GM (Chevrolet Impala SS), and Toyota (Toyota Camry).

The NASCAR Nationwide Series is also a stock car racing series and provides ground for drivers who are hoping to step up to the big league circuit, the Sprint Cup. Normally if you decide to attend the NASCAR Nationwide Series, you are also encouraged to watch the Sprint Cup since both events are frequently held in the same venue. The cars being used today in the Nationwide Series are a little different from their Sprint Cup counterparts. The main difference is the shorter wheelbase and a larger spoiler. To untrained eye, the cars used in the Nationwide Series may seem completely similar to their Sprint Cup counterparts. However, the Nationwide Series cars are lighter, less powerful and have a shorter wheelbase. Currently, the NASCAR Nationwide Series is being represented by the same manufacturers representing the Sprint Cup series.

For truck lovers out there, the Craftsman Truck Series is the best choice. This series features several trucks in racing events including the Dodge Ram from Chrysler, Ford F-150 from Ford, the Chevrolet Silverado from GM and the Toyota Tundra from Toyota. The Craftsman Truck Series is the only series in all of NASCAR to race modified pickup trucks. Nothing beats the experience of having to watch the Craftsman Truck Series in person but several television stations broadcast the series and some of them include ESPN, TNN, WTBS, ABC and CBS. Remember these stations in case you missed your favorite Craftsman Truck Series event.

For those living in Canada, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series brings NASCAR spirit to their country. The series is the successor of the former CASCAR Super Series. The NASCAR Canada Tire Series uses cars with steel tube-framed silhouette powered by carbureted V8 engines. The cars used have a relatively high minimum weight.

In Mexico, the NASCAR Corona Series brings NASCAR to Mexican fans. The series is the most important stock car racing series in the country. Being a stock car racing series, the NASCAR Corona Series uses the same car type used in the Sprint Cup series.

The last series you need to consider in your decision for the race to attend is the Regional racing series. Under this category is the Whelen All-American Series, which is a semi-professional and amateur auto racing series. The cars used on each event may vary and the participants rarely compete directly against each other.

There are other things you need to consider aside from the different kinds of NASCAR series, such as accessibility. The racetrack where the race would be held should be reasonably near to you but, then again, it may depend on your specifications. If you are a hardcore NASCAR fan, you may opt to travel to any location where there are NASCAR races. The schedule of the NASCAR race should also be regarded. It would be easier if you check out the Web site of NASCAR to see the current season schedule of races.

Medical Administrative Assistant

Most people may be inclined to think that the only jobs in the medical field are those of surgeons, doctors, and nurses, but there are also another wide variety of jobs open in the medical field. Positions can range from the medical scientist to the administrative assistants who are often the face of a doctor’s office. The position of a medical assistant is an unlicensed, multi-skilled health professional who offers administrative, clerical and technical support to the physician assistant or the physician. Medical assistant provides services for front office, back office and other clinical laboratory areas. Medical assisting is a versatile career for men and women.

JOB FUNCTIONS OF A MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT:

Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks which help to keep the offices of physicians, pediatrics, chemotherapy, and other health professionals operating smoothly on a day-to-day basis. Some of the duties of a medical assistant will vary from office to office and depend on the location and size of the practice, as well as on the practitioner’s specialty. In smaller offices, medical assistants may be required to handle both the administrative and clinical duties, as well as reporting directly to an office manager, doctor or other health practitioner. Medical administrative assistants who are in larger doctors offices are more likely to be specialized in a particular area of the job. Medical assistants should not be confused with physician assistants, who examine, diagnose, and treat patients under the direct supervision of a physician.

Some of the job functions which an administrative medical assistants usually perform are: updating and filing patients’ medical records, filling out insurance forms, arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services, answering telephones, greeting and helping patients, scheduling appointments, and handling billing and bookkeeping

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Most medical administrative assistants are employed in doctors offices. Some medical administrative assistance may also work in hospitals, medical clinics, or health maintenance organizations as well. Generally, a medical administrative assistant can expect to work a 40 hour week, and may include weekends. One can expect the working environment to be very clean and sterile because it will be in some form of a medical office. Additionally, the work environment is usually very pleasant in all seasons and will be air-conditioned or heated accordingly. Uniforms may be required, and are usually nurses scrubs, and in some offices they will give you a stipend to help cover the costs of the uniforms.Work schedules are often flexible and many employers are now offering excellent fringe benefits as well.

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT EDUCATION:

Most of the formal education of medical administrative assistants often takes place in vocational school or community colleges.The course length does vary depending upon the school you are enrolled in, but usually ranges from programs that are completed in one to two years and many of these programs also offer internships. The curriculum presented must always be accredited if upon graduation you plan to become either certified or registered as a medical administrative assistant.

Labor statistics have indicated the medical administrative assistant career will continue to grow, in number of job opportunities until 2018. If you are looking for a career that is in the medical field, is rewarding and where you can make a difference, you may have found the right career choice in the medical administrative assistant.

My Best Holiday

When I decided to visit North-East of India in Apr 09, I had a lot of apprehensions in my mind due to our pre-conceived notification arising out of adverse media reports about North East. Yet I was so determined to visit as I felt that it was a god sent opportunity. To add fuel to my apprehensions, a bomb blast incident took place at Guwahati just one day prior to our departure. But it never deterred our enthusiasm and we boarded the Air India flight as per the schedule. It was a morning flight from Delhi. Air India served us a hot and delicious breakfast. While relishing the breakfast, we had an opportunity to see the aerial view of beautiful tea gardens of Bagdogra where our flight landed on our way to Guwahati. When we reached Guwahati airport, a cool breeze welcomed us. On the way to our Guest House, we were passing through beautiful buildings of the city. We were able to spot Guwahati University, High Court and other important landmarks of the city. Finally, we reached the famous Kamakhya temple. We were stunned to see the huge crowd standing on the queue to pay their obeisance to God. What we really surprised that the previous day bomb blast never had any impact on the life of Guwahati citizens as the whole city looked as usual as any other normal day.

Next day early morning we proceeded to Shillong. Our journey from Guwahati to Shillong was not only memorable but also a feast to the eyes. When we reached Shillong, we were completely awestruck over the beauty of Shillong. Its unique buildings, neat and clean roads, people with colorful attire added more beauty to the city. Initially we had difficulty in pronouncing the names of the roads of Shillong as it all resemblance Chinese names. On our sight seeing trip, from Shillong peak we could able to see the whole city of Shillong. It was a breathtaking experience. Elephant falls not only enthralled us by its beauty but also its serene surroundings. We felt fresh and got rejuvenated after our boating at the most beautiful Wards Lake. Musical fountain at this place was simply superb. I was amazed to see 18 holes Golf Course the largest Golf Course in Asia. I became spellbound over its lush green lawns. Our only disappointment in Shillong was that I could not able to see the famous Don Bosco Museum as it was closed due to Easter holidays. The climate of Shillong really soothes both my mind and body.

After my sight seeing trip to Shillong, I proceeded to our dream destination. Yes it was Cheerapunji, the wettest place on earth (this record has now been snatched away by a village called Mawsynram just 10 kms away from Cherrapunji). I joined with a conducted tour to Cheerapunji in a Meghalaya Transport Corporation Bus. The moment we boarded the bus, the guide welcomed us and started briefing us about the significance of Cheerapunji in tolerable English. After his briefing, we really got exited to see our dream destination. Cherrapunji is full of huge mountains, beautiful valleys and pleasing water falls. Certainly it is the most picturesque place we have ever visited. Noh-ka-Likai falls was an absolute beauty. We could not take our eyes away from it as long as we stand there. Gushing sound of water and reflection of rainbow at the end still lingering in our mind. It was really a scenic beauty and worth to watch. If you are bit adventurous you can visit Mawsmai caves. You may underestimate its depth while entering the cave. Before coming out of the caves, you would miss few heart beats on the way. We were completely excited to see the seven sisters where seven water falls appeared in a row. We could not believe our eyes as we watched the Bangaldesh border from Cherrapunji. It was really a life time opportunity.

I enjoyed the whole trip. It is really a lovely place and it was one of my best holidays which I will remember for ever.

What Skills Are Required To Be A Good Translator?

These days, people all across the globe generally believe that translation is just the involuntary substitution of languages, and therefore anybody can be a translator if she or he knows a foreign language. This perception is completely wrong, just having a good knowledge of foreign languages does not give any 100% assurance that a translation will be rendered reasonably well. In simple words translation requires skill to make the right and good analysis of the meaning in the target language. Moreover, a translator must be aware of the essence of the subject besides having a fine awareness of the language, including language rules, and spelling rules.

However, as the world is getting more globalize, in the past couple of years we are coming across the greatest challenge of text conversion and that is how to find the proper equilibrium between conveying the sense and beauty of the initial text and making the target conversion more efficient and effective. Only talented translators are competent of finding this sense of balance. So having a superior knowledge of the translation subject is just a part of the translation process.

A skilled text converter has something else and it is his/her talent. He or she must have the ability to make a virtual world where the source language author and the target language reader can network with one another. A talented text converter makes the best use of the nuance present in the source text in order to develop a fresh and effective target text.

The service that translators provide to enhance cultures and nurture languages has been noteworthy throughout history. Translators are transferring messages from one language to another, while preserving the underlying cultural ideas and values. Focusing on these facts, today some questions are being raised: what expertise is needed to encourage translating ability? How can someone turn into a good translator? If you are serious about becoming a successful translator, you must be able to fulfill or follow the following criteria:

1: The first and most important step is reading of different translations of different types of texts. An effective translating requires first-class knowledge, so approachable skills should be developed before performing any text conversion. An excellent translator has a complete knowledge of both source and target speech, so you must understand the diverse genres in both source and target verbal communication. It helps in improving reading aptitude in general, and gives insights, which can be subconsciously useful.

2: The second most vital talent required is the potential to write appropriately in both source and target languages. Writing is the chief work of a text converter. You should be well aware of different styles of writing and morals of editing in both source and target language. Factors like editing and proper punctuation usage increase the value and readability of the translation.

3. You should have listening ability to understand and alertness to grasp various expressions, idioms, and specific vocabulary and their uses. This talent is like an intuition and can’t be developed easily, so to a certain extent it requires regular practice. Language intuition is like a necessity for all those who want to be proficient translators.

4. The act of translating is like accepting the significance of the source text within the framework of the source-language discourse. Now in order to enlarge this understanding, you must make yourself aware with cultural divergence and the diverse strategies present in the source and target verbal communication.

5. You should also be well aware of diverse registers, styles of speaking, and social stratification of both source and target languages. This socio-cultural awareness, helps in improving the quality of translations to a large level. It is very important to understand that the work of translating takes place in the socio-cultural framework; as a result it is very vital to evaluate translating activity only within a social perspective.

6. In order to develop excellent translation proficiency, you have to become yourself attentive of different knowledge-providing sources like bilingual dictionaries, encyclopedias and learn how to utilize them. Now using dictionaries requires a very technical proficiency. Words have diverse meanings in different circumstance, and therefore you have to perform a repetitive exercise to know the projected meaning of words in a specific situation.

7. In addition to this you should know the sentence structure of indirect speech and different figures of speech in the source language like hyperbole, irony, and meiosis. Having detail knowledge of these figures of speech will further help in changing your flaccid knowledge into active talent.

Finally, you should know that it takes much more to be a good and skilled translator. Talented translators are not made overnight, it definitely requires a significant investment in both source and target speech. For every talented text converter, switching simultaneously between two universes is one of the most demanding tasks. Consequently refined and systematic practice can lead to the development of skills that can further help in being a good translator.

Theme Party Ideas For A Boat Club Yacht Celebration

Water jaunts have never been more popular than they are today. A boat club is a great way to get in on the fun. One of the hottest ways to take advantage of a boat club is to rent a yacht and throw a theme party on it. Here are five ideas for a naval party:

1920s Casino Night

A yacht is a perfect place to create a casino, as many real casinos operate on the water. Keep the attire glamorous with fedoras and feathered boas. Throw on some old jazz to set a decadent mood. Some other suggestions include setting out dominoes and cards for Canasta (with instruction books), as both games became popular in the 1920s. Strings of pearls draped around various fixtures plus peacock feathers harken back to this festive era. Finger food like stuffed mushrooms, olives, and deviled eggs work well for this night.

Disco on the Water

The night calls for disco, and to keep it authentic, spin the tunes instead of playing them from an iPod or laptop. Think Donna Summer dresses, Liza Minnelli satin, and Andy Warhol’s wide tie and black suit. Have a couples disco dance contest. Another cool suggestion is to put out a few of the Simon electronic memory games, as the device debuted in 1978 at the popular discotheques. This theme can really get as wild as the club itself, but as long as no one hides any money in the ceiling, all should be fine.

Tacky Couples Get Together

This theme requires that people pull out all the stops to look as bad as they possibly can. The costumes on this night can include bad wigs, hideous clothing, awful makeup, and bad fake teeth. A rousing game of Twister will have everyone enjoying an eye-full for sure. As far as food goes, it’s best to serve pre-packaged delights and maybe even a few colorful jello molds. The music on this can be from any era, but make sure to throw in great 80s tunes.

Celebrity Night

A celebrity night theme is sure to keep guests guessing who’s who, because, in all honesty, a lot of people don’t look like stars! However, with a little creativity and a change of swagger, it is possible to evoke big time stars. Another version of this would be Favorite Character Night. This theme might be a little easier for people to pull off because so many iconic characters also have iconic costumes, making them instantly recognizable. Since most big movie stars spend a lot of time in L.A., West Coat fare like sushi, tacos, ramen noodles, and frozen yogurt fit best.

Viking Rampage

Real Vikings might have felt a bit out of place on a boat club yacht, but party Vikings will love getting aboard. This party will really stand out if the food features raven banners set on top of it and if there are fake swords and fake Viking axes set around the yacht. As far as food goes, barbecue fare just seems to fit this theme so well. Since guests should dress like Vikings, naturally that means that no one can come aboard without a Viking helmet.

Renting a yacht at a boat club is a great way to party away the night, no matter what the theme.

Hair Loss in Women – A Big Problem

Hair loss or baldness is something women always worry about. However, if this problem occurs at young age, it perturbs in a catastrophic way. But before finding any solution to the problem of hair loss, it is eminent that you must beware about the root causes.

Some of the scientifically proven causes of hair loss in women include a wide variety of reasons and some of them are listed below:

Medical conditions: The endocrine conditions like thyroid and uncontrolled diabetes are one of the most dominant reasons for hair fall problems. These conditions basically interfere with the production of hair and that is why lead to major hair loss. The main reason for this hormonal imbalance is occurrence syndrome of polycystic ovary.

Medications: Through researches it has been observed that in case medication is not consumed as per prescription, it may lead to hair fall at massive pace. So, it is always advised to consume medicines and pills that are prescribed by an authorized physician or medical expert. Generally it is seen that people of young age, especially adolescents take acne medicines such as isotretinoin as well as lithium that can create bipolar disorder. And if you are in the habit of consuming diet pills, just consume those that are prescribed by physicians as they may contain amphetamine which is a major cause of hair loss.

Alopecia areata: This is a skin disorder which is basically an autoimmune disease. Under this disease, hair follicles get badly damaged as it directly affects the immunity of a person. The common visible symptoms of this skin disorder include round patches on scalp. And gradually they increase in size.

Trichotillomanioa: This psychological disorder induces the person to pull out hair all the time. As a result, the roots of hair get weakened and hair fall becomes a usual activity. In order to rectify this disease, you need to take professional medical help.

Hair styling and treatments: Nowadays hair treatments and styling have become “in” and more and more people are opting for it in order to give themselves new cool look. But these styling treatments cause enormous harm to the hair texture. This is because the styling treatments contain harmful chemicals like traction alopecia which cause mainstream harm.

Poor nutrition: As far as nutrition is concerned, it is vital to take healthy diet full of fruits and green vegetables. This is because deficiency of essential nutrients leads to considerable loss of hair. Many people having the eating disorder such as bulimia and anorexia lose the hair line more frequently in comparison with others. On the other hand, fast food eating habits also restrict nutritional value from body and resultantly lead to heavy hair loss.

But the next question arises how will you come to know about massive hair fall taking place? The answer to this question lies in the fact that women generally lose hair from the entire scalp and it leads to thinning of hair. This is the most typical symptom for women found so far through which you can come to know about hair fall. 

All You Need To Know About The 6th Month (From 23 to 27 Weeks)

I have spent nights of reading and searching to give you this complete pregnancy guide. In this article we will go through fetus development, physical symptoms and infrequent symptoms. I did my best to simplify the presentation of this article to help you easily find your answer.

Fetus Development

Your baby’s eyes can open and close and react to light, vocal cords are functioning, eye brows are forming now.

Your baby is still active, since he is still relatively small about 30 cm long and is comfortable moving, punching and changing positions.

He weighs around 2 pounds. The facial features looks like a minuscule newborn baby.

The lungs are not fully developed so a baby born can still survive but with intensive care. Remember though, every day spent in the womb gives your baby a higher chance of survival and better odds at gaining the functionality it needs to survive.

Common physical symptoms:

1- The baby’s movements becomes more definite enjoy the punches from those little arms and legs.

2- Baby’s hiccups become more visible from the outside:Fetal hiccups usually shows up around the second or third trimester. Fetal hiccups are reflexive and do not seem to cause discomfort. In addition, hiccups prepare the fetus’s lungs for healthy respiratory function after birth and they help regulate the baby’s heart rate during the third trimester.

3- Whitish vaginal discharge (Leukorrhea)

4- Abdominal pain: It is often when pregnant women experience abdominal pain, and most of the time doctors hear complaints describing pain in the back and especially abdomen. There are many possible causes of such pain.

The most common cause for such pain is that round ligament stretching will cause minor or even moderate pain in the lower abdomen during pregnancy. A pregnant woman has to differentiate what is and what is not a cramp. A cramp could easily be confused with a minor contraction, which happens from time to time and is no cause for alarm. It is just a signal that the uterus is preparing itself for the upcoming birth. Severe or persistent abdominal pain during pregnancy is never normal and it requires an immediate doctor’s exam.

5- Constipation: Constipation in pregnant women occurs due to hormones that relax the intestinal muscle and to the pressure of the expanding uterus on the intestines. Relaxation of the intestinal muscle causes food and waste to move slower through your system. To avoid constipation you must eat fibers, lots of greens and fruits. and drink plenty of water up to 3 Liters per day.

6- Heartburn: Hormonal changes is the main cause for heartburn during pregnancy. Hormones, particularly progesterone, can relax the valve that normally prevents stomach acid from backing up into the esophagus what will cause an irritation.

To avoid acid reflux, eat six small meals instead of three large ones. Abstain from eating tomato sauce, thyme, orange juice, spices and full-fat dairy products.

7- Headaches

8- Bleeding gums: hormonal changes are the reason of all our pregnancy problems. Pregnancy hormones causes a swollen gum that bleeds easily. Take a good care of your teeth and gum during those 9, long, months. Brush your teeth 3 times a day, floss and rinse with salt and water to ease any gum pain or bleeding.

9- Nasal congestion or rhinitis: Nearly every woman suffers from nasal stuffiness. that’s because the high level of estrogen and progesterone circulating in the body bring increased blood flow to the mucous membranes of the nose causing the to swell. The congestion won’t get better until after delivery but I beg you not to use any nasal sprays unless they are prescribed by your doctor. Always check with your Ob-Gyn even if the medication were prescribed by another doctor.

10- Increased appetite

11- Leg cramps: Most leg cramps are caused from the fatigue of carrying around that extra weight. Cramps can also be aggravated by the expanding uterus putting pressure on blood vessels. While some experts believe they are due to an excess of phosphorus or a shortage of calcium, magnesium or other body minerals. Your doctor might suggest you take magnesium supplement could decrease legs cramps.

Try following these instructions to prevent those annoying nighttime leg cramps:

1- Stretch your legs a few times a day, especially before bedtime

2- Rotate your ankles and shake your toes to increase circulation

3- Avoid sitting with your legs crossed

4- Avoid standing for a long period of time

5- Eat Calcium rich foods

6- Reduce your intake of phosphorus rich foods such as soft drink, processed meat and snacks

12- Mild feet and ankles swelling (edema): Most women suffer from Edema. This symptom is the result of excessive fluid accumulation around feet and ankles. Here are few tips to help you deal with normal swelling during pregnancy:

* Try to rest and lift your feet whenever it’s possible.

* Drink plenty of water, up to 2 liters a day. The extra fluids will help flush out your system of waste products which may have increased swelling.

* Wear comfortable shoes.

* Excessive swelling that doesn’t seem to ease down after many hours of rest should be reported to your doctor.

13- Lower back and leg pain: this is another symptom of expectant motherhood. The pressure of the enlarging uterus, which has been responsible for so many other discomforts, can also affect the sciatic nerve, causing lower back, buttock and leg pain. To relieve this pain you can try to exercise more often, practice pregnancy yoga or Pilates, pelvic tilt, swimming or walking. Take care to sit in a good posture and lift your feet from time to time this may help reduce the pain.

14- Itchy Belly: This occurs when your uterus grows and expands to accommodate your new baby and your skin stretches. Pregnancy hormones can also result in some itching during pregnancy as well as changes in your liver enzymes.

15- Enlarged breasts: For small breasted women, this could be the best pregnancy symptom ever. Hormonal changes during pregnancy cause increased blood flow and changes in the breast tissue which makes your breasts feel unusually swollen, sore and tingly.

16- Fewer mood swings

17- Absentmindedness

Uncommon Symptoms

Numbness and tingling fingers and toes is normal in pregnancy and is thought to be due to swelling tissues pressing on nerves

Clumsiness: The loosening of joints and the retention of water, can both make your grasp on objects less firm which will cause temporary clumsiness.

Gestational Diabetes: It first may be noticed in the sixth and seventh month of pregnancy. It occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin or the body is unable to process the insulin properly, resulting in high levels of glucose. Gestational diabetes occurs in women who have not previously had diabetes, and the condition likely disappears after giving birth. The symptoms you should watch out for are:

* Excessive weight gain

* Excessive thirst

* Vaginal infection

* Excessive fatigue

* Excessive hunger

* Blurry vision

In case you notice these symptoms please contact your doctor.

Common Errors and Misconceptions in Writing Business Card Titles

What’s in a title? A lot, especially if it is placed on a business card. Business card titles are one of the main highlights of this identity card.

Look at how much information is written there. There’s your name, company or organization, phone number, cellphone number, office address, email address and your title, of course. Given the very limited space of business cards, usually set at 2″ x 3.5″, you need to put in only the most significant information about you. And these are not just to tell people about your contact details. It is also a powerful tool to build a big impression, especially if you have a nice title to go with a sleek business card.

Notice that you really can’t include anything much other than the data mentioned above. This means that, unlike brochures, postcards, flyers and other advertising tools, you cant say much about who you are, what you do and what you are offering. With business cards, recipients pretty much have a lot of deducing to do from the info found in the card, especially from the business card titles and logos.

Selling points

Having an office space in a posh and renowned commercial district leaves a mark. Being in a company that belongs to the Fortune 500 list is even more impressive, but having a highly regarded title/position either because of your educational achievements like getting a Doctor of Philosophy degree, or due to your well-deserved rise in the company hierarchy as vice president certainly speaks a lot about who you are and what you are capable of. So isn’t it important that you write it properly?

Of errors and misconceptions

A person with a degree in Medicine is a doctor, and earns the suffix M.D., but should you write ‘Dr. John Doe, M.D.’? Some people do. Here are some of the common errors in title-writing that you should avoid:

1. Do not include both your degree and your title. Choose one.

For doctors, either write ‘John Doe, M.D.’, or ‘Dr. John Doe’. If you are done with your doctorate degree, write ‘Dr. John Doe’ or ‘John Doe, PhD’. Lawyers, on the other hand, can write either ‘Atty. John Doe’ or “John Doe, Esq.’

The same follows if you have different titles like CPA and Esq. Do not write ‘Atty. John Doe, CPA’.

2. Do not place ‘Mr.’ or ‘Ms.’ before your name in business cards.

Don’t write Mr. John Doe’ on your business card. ‘Mr. John Doe, M.D.’ is especially a big no-no. This also applies to other writings. Do not use ‘Mr.’ if you want to include your title or degree in your name.

3. Not all Abbreviations and Acronyms require periods.

PhD should actually be written as Ph.D. but more recently, the former has become accepted and widely used. The same goes for MD. Some of the other proper abbreviations and acronyms include: D.Ed. (Doctor of Education), D.M.D. (Doctor of Dental Medicine), RD (registered dietitian), RN (registered nurse), CEO (chief executive officer) and COO (chief operating officer).

So remember, before you venture into online printing for your next set of cards, check if the business card title is written correctly. It should be an asset, not a turn-off.

Unique Colors and Shapes in Beaded Hoop Earrings

I believe the fashion and craze of huge hoop earrings has come to stay. People would skip wearing a necklace now but having huge earrings in your ear in any occasion is considered to be a must. I have tried mostly all sorts of earrings including stud, dangles and hoops and I have found hoop earrings to be more stylish and adjustable. They can suit any face cut, occasion and hair style and make your appearance classier with hoop earrings. Now some of the kinds of hoop earrings I came across are in shapes of circle, square, triangle, rectangle, heart and so on. Mostly they are available in every shape that you can imagine. Silver and gold is used for hoop earrings while some are gold or silver plated with pearls or diamonds glued around it. Beaded hoop earrings are also available in shops.

The multiple colors these beaded earrings are available in makes them perfect to go with any type and color of outfit. Some bead earrings have a single bead in the middle with a silver or gold plate in different shapes. Some are filled with different colors or one single color of bead from starting to end. Now I have noticed two kinds of hoop earrings, one is made of beads that have more of a rough finishing which compromises the shinning of the beads. The other type is a little bit more expensive but their finishing gives a glittery and shinny look.

Now the more you spend the better jewelry you are going to get so my suggestion is to spend a little bit more money and get something that not only looks good but is durable too. You can find beaded hoop earrings hanging down and touching your shoulders or the ones that are near to your earlobes. You can choose one according to the occasion for instance if you want to wear a beaded earring to work the big ones is definitely not a good idea. It just compromises your professionalism plus you will not feel comfortable wearing them to work as they might become irritating to be worn for such a long time. It is also believed that when going to work your outfit and accessory would be simple enough to look good and not heavy enough to divert someone's attention while he / she is talking to you.

Fast Food Delivery

Moving to a new house can be very stressful. As personal possessions may be in several boxes, unpacking them can take a long time. Upon moving in, there may be some rooms in the house which are not usable. A bathroom may not have a fully working shower and a new bath might have to be ordered. If a kitchen cannot be used because a new stove or oven has to be installed, food cannot be cooked. So what can be done for dinner? Going to a restaurant is one such option which can be considered, however, getting fast food delivery is recommended, especially since there are many types of food which can be ordered.

There are many delivery restaurants in city centres. If the home which it will be delivered to is situated in a rural area, the delivery service may be outside of their vicinity. However, people who live near a restaurant that provides a fast food delivery service, can have food delivered directly to their front door. Choosing fast food delivery will enable any hungry homeowner to have the food they want within thirty minutes of placing an order, such as pizza, subs, Chinese, or Mexican.

Popular delivery dishes, such as pizza, can come with a variety of topping choices. Succulent tomatoes, sweet onions, and hot sausage are some of the many toppings which can be chosen. Fast food delivery services that offer pizza usually provide small, medium, large pizzas, or extra-large pizzas. When placing an order for a pizza through fast food delivery, it is important to specify the size of the pizza and the preferred toppings. Within an hour, a fresh pizza will be delivered.

Other dishes that can be enjoyed through fast food delivery is Mexican food. Tasty tacos, burritos, fajitas, and nachos can be delivered with a variety or fresh toppings, such as pico de gallo, lettuce, black beans, sour cream, queso, cheese, and more. There are many ways in which Mexican food can be ordered. Not only can an order be made over the phone but also on the internet as well. Mexican fast food delivery restaurants usually provide menu’s that can be read online.

If none of the silverware in the new home has been unpacked, it is important to request forks, knives, spoons, and napkins, as well as any condiments that are desired. It is also important to remember to order drinks, especially if refrigerator hasn’t been hooked up yet. Once everyone’s order has been written down, the order can be place over the phone, online, or from a smartphone. Many fast food delivery restaurants now have apps where customers can place a delivery order, which provides added convince if a phone line or internet has not yet been installed at the new home.

It is important to note a delivery charge may be added to an fast food delivery order, in addition to the tip. However, having the convenience of getting hot, fresh food delivered to your door is worth the extra charge.

Overcoming Frustration with Technology

For whatever reason, when we get a new boost in productivity, whether that be from a tool, technology or technique … we quickly forget how much more efficient it's made us. It's human nature. It's like the commuter who gets angry about how bad traffic is, but gadgets what a pain it was to wait for the bus. Or the cell phone user who complains about a bad connection, and hopes about the days when he had to fish for spare change to make a call from a pay phone.

It's much the same with technology.

If your plan for your online business is in a long term one, there's no getting around it: You will have to find a way to overcome the frustrations you will have with technology. It's inevitable.

Here are some simple tips for dealing with the frustration

Slow down.

Let's start with an analogy: When you're driving a car at 100 miles per hour, a small thing like a bumblebee hitting the windshield can cause you to lose control and crash. How does this translate to online frustration?

When you're training your systems and technology to work faster and better for you, the smallest technical glitch can have a larger impact on your performance than seems logical. That's because you are pushing for "more, faster and better" in the first place.

The solution is to slow down. What this means for you as a carbon-based being is: take a stretch break, breathe a couple deep breaths and generally loosen up. Lighten your grip on the intensity you are trying to sustain, both for yourself and your systems.

Concretely, this may mean taking care of your email just a little bit slower. Typing not quite as fast. Or giving yourself an extra hour to set up your new audio recorder. The extra time spent is worth it if it means you do not have to clean up a tangle later. This may seem counterproductive, but it gives your tools time to do their work for you. Sometimes you have to slow down to get to your destination sooner.

Change channels.

Online frustration is something most people experience from time to time, and this includes your suppliers or contractors. If you have a virtual assistant, you probably know this first hand. The next time you, a college or assistant experiences frustration with technology, suggest they "change channels". This means exactly what you think it means, that is, switch tasks.

If your technology is acting up, try switching to an activity that comes naturally to you before going back to solve the problem. There's no point forcing something to work when it is resisting you. Go where the energy is flowing by changing channels.

"Remember when."

Yes, a little reminiscing can be the perfect medicine when you're struggling with technology. As you try to set up your email account for the 12th time, consider the fact that just 10 years ago, thousands of small business owners did not have email, and did all their correspondence by mail, telephone or fax. Do you remember your "mail inbox" in the last office you worked in? How about letter openings, overflowing voicemail boxes or wet sponges to seal piles of envelopes? Remember when we used to get paper cuts on a regular basis?

With the increasing growth of the personal development movement in the last 10 years, many of us have learned to become more self-aware and handle anger, frustration and other strong emotions with techniques such as meditation, journaling or even prayer.

But because the Internet is a new-ish modality, sometimes we forget to apply these relaxation techniques to handle "cyber" stress. The next time you have the technology blues, stop. Do not struggle. Instead, become child-like – slow down and enjoy, play awhile, and laugh a little about the wonder of it all.

Catching Birds

Every morning we prop the door open with a chair to let the cat go in and out for a couple of hours. We call this her exercise time and she is usually in and asleep under the bed before I remember to close the door. A couple of days ago, a very small bird got trapped in our lanai when the door was still open. The bird was very frightened and kept hitting the screen in its attempts to get out. Carefully I herded it towards the door until it found the open space and quickly disappeared from sight. I heaved a sigh of relief.

Although this was a very small bird (a sparrow? I’m not good at bird recognition), the Florida birds I’m most familiar with are the larger shore birds. We live next door to a wildlife preserve, 487 acres of inland waterways, walking and biking trails, native plants, small animals and birds which often make their way next door to our area.

Every day, we can feast our eyes on blue herons, roseate spoonbills, white egrets, wood storks, ibises, ospreys, hawks, cormorants, pelicans and (sometimes) eagles resting on our lawns or fishing in our man-made lakes that are stocked with fish. When I walk in the late afternoon, I often take binoculars along to get a better view of the birds that are just out of eye sight. I never tire of watching them.

Birds have been in our life and even in our house since our middle daughter was in grade school and we were living in California. She fell in love with the smaller tropical birds that you see in pet shops. The first bird was a cockatiel that was hand raised and very tame. He loved to sit on heads and shoulders and once he chose to do this to a TV repairman just as he bent over the back of our TV set. I heard his scream from the other end of the house. I don’t know who was more frightened, the bird or the repairman.

Our daughter had two parakeets in a cage in her room. One, Marco, was very tame and could be let out for short periods. One day she called and asked me to bring the two birds to school for show and tell. Obediently I picked up the cage with the two birds and headed for the car. But when I placed them on the driveway to retrieve the car keys from my pocket, the cage door swung open and Marco flew the coop. Horrified, I watched him until he settled in a large tree by the corner of the house. I waited a few minutes, then decided I’d better take the remaining bird to school where our daughter was waiting,

At school, I handed her the cage, mumbling something about Marco’s absence. But after the show and tell was over, I knew I had to tell her the truth. She burst into tears and asked to go home to look for him.

When we returned to the house, I was surprised to find that Marco had remained in the tree but on a much higher branch. I pointed him out to our daughter and when I saw her sad face, I knew what I had to do. I retrieved the extra birdcage from the house and loaded it with bird seed. Then, cage in hand, I started to climb the tree. I’m no athlete and climbing trees was never something I did well (even in my prime) but I was determined. With help from a step ladder, I reached a V in the tree and when I looked up, I saw Marco watching my every move. Carefully I maneuvered to the next protruding branch and, when I looked down, I knew this was my limit.

I balanced the cage on a branch above me, door open and hoped the seed looked good to a hungry bird. Marco cocked his head, looked at the bird seed and looked at me. He hopped down to a closer branch. Fifteen minutes later, he came a bit closer. My legs were cramped, my back hurt and the ground was much too far away but my daughter’s tearful face at the bottom of the tree kept me going. Marco moved again, his eyes on the cage. Then – bang- he was in and I secured the cage door. My grateful daughter took the cage from me and I carefully made my way down the tree, very happy to feel the ground beneath my feet.

Unfortunately, this wasn’t the last bird escapade. About a year later, my daughter decided to raise finches to sell to pet stores. We constructed an aviary in the back yard and soon it was occupied by dozens of finches. But our building skills left something to be desired and a few weeks later, we discovered at least half the finches had escaped through an opening in the screen that had come loose over the door. The escapees were flying overhead and perching on top of the aviary. I remembered the method I had used to trap Marco and thought maybe it would work again.

I grabbed the old birdcage, filled it with seed and then surveyed the yard. There was no tree to climb but there was a small one to hide behind. I tied a fishing line to the cage door and left the cage in front of the tree. Then I released enough line to get me behind the tree. I kneeled down and pulled the line taught so the cage door was wide open.

It didn’t take long before the first finch hopped over to the door, enticed (I hoped) by the bird seed within. As soon as he hopped in, I let the fishing line go and the door swung shut. After I returned the finch to the aviary I repeated the exercise again and again, until we had most of the birds back in the aviary which, by now, had been patched up.

However, the birds were only part of the menagerie. We also had two dogs, a cat, a rabbit, two chickens and one duck. A friend of ours would bring his son to our house to visit because the child thought our yard was the zoo! And he might have been right.

When we moved from California to Syracuse, New York, the aviary had to go but the pet birds – one parakeet, one cockatiel and an African grey parrot – came with us, in addition to two dogs. We traveled by air to our new home and created quite a stir at baggage claim when the three crates holding the larger creatures rolled down the belt. I hand-carried the parakeet and cockatiel in a small cage. They, too, startled other passengers with their small vocabularies: hello, how are you, good-bye and cockadoodle-doo.

A year later, when my daughter left for college, we found a wonderful new home for the cockatiel and parakeet with a woman who had an equally tame female cockatiel. The last I heard both cockatiels spent most days riding on her shoulders and the parakeet followed close behind. The African grey parrot got sick and, when I learned that the veterinarian treating him had a room at home just for her parrots, I offered her ours in return for the bill. It was a win-win but most of all, I knew the parrot had a good home.

I’m very happy now to enjoy the birds in the wild and at a distance and to pet other people’s dogs when I pass them on the street. My husband and I presently have close contact with only one cat – she is more than enough to take care of (and sometimes, too much!). But the zoo years – along with our children’s childhoods – were precious and the memories will be there forever.

Golf Shirt or Polo Shirt: What’s The Difference?

The golf shirts on the market today feature a roomier chest, bigger arm holes, longer sleeves just to the elbow and an extended shirt tail. The oversized features allow freedom of motion during the golf swing.

The climate cool material is made of 100% polyester that will keep you cool on those hot and humid days on the links. Due to the moisture wicking technology, this material actually removes the perspiration away from your skin to keep you dry. When your skin is dry you naturally feel cooler. The anti-bacterial finish helps eliminate body odor. If you tend to perspire a lot I would highly recommend this type of material. Stay away from the 100% cotton material for your golf shirts because when they get damp from perspiration or rain they tend to restrict your swing.

For more added comfort some manufacturers like Adidas and Izod heat screen their size labels into the neck for tag less comfort. Everyone has had a golf shirt that the size label has rubbed you the wrong way. Cutting it off doesn’t help, it actually makes it worse. Then you try taping it down, it works for awhile until the tape falls off and then you’re back to the same situation. With the new tag less label you never have this problem.

The new materials that the manufacturers are using now will keep their shape and comfort level up for many laundry washings. The UV rays from the sun won’t fade them as much as the 100% heavy cotton; these shirts tend to fade around the collar and the shoulder areas from just being out in the sun. This is especially true with the darker colors.

The original classic fit polo shirts features are somewhat smaller in the chest and sleeves. The sleeves extend halfway down on the bicep and the arm holes are smaller. These features may restrict your golf swing a bit if your intent is to wear it while playing golf. Stick to the golf shirt for the added comfort.

There are two other styles of polo shirts to choose from. The custom fit polo is smaller in the chest, has shorter sleeves and shorter shirt tail. The slim fit polo has the narrowest chest of the two and is not made to tuck in your pants. These two styles will wear well under a sport jacket but are not recommended to wear for a round of golf.

Both the golf shirts and the polo shirts are designed to keep you cool and comfortable on the links or at a back yard BBQ.

I have pointed out some of the differences in them, so now hopefully you have more information at your disposal to you make your next purchase.