Quit Smoking Hypnotherapy Program – Bypassing the Frontal Lobe

Odds are you are reading this article because you are either someone who no longer wants to deal with the dangers of smoking or you care about someone who insists on smoking. The numerous dangers of smoking are now well known. There is heart disease, emphysema, and cancer in store for those who survive long enough to get them. Many people, after years of struggles and personal willpower failure, have decided to try an alternative method – the quit smoking hypnotherapy program.

A trained hypnotherapy specialist conducts a quit smoking hypnotherapy program. This specialist's job is to bypass the frontal lobe where conscience, reason and willpower exist to give suggestions to the patient's less conscious mind on how he should behave, believe, and act. This specialist will attempt to take things the patient associates with a smoke and condition his mind on what to think about when those times come. In this way, a quit smoking hypnotherapy program works to replace your natural thinking pattern with suggestions of the specialist in charge of the treatment.

Among the limiting factors on hypnosis are a person's susceptibility to hypnotism and susceptibility to frontal lobe bypassing suggestions. Some people are very easily hypnotized. Others can not be hypnotized even when they want to be hypnotized. Some people have a frontal lobe that is too well developed to succumb to suggestion, but most people will succumb to some extent. A small percentage of people will even change the way they think after hypnotherapy.

One of the main reasons people give in to a quit smoking hypnotherapy program is that they believe they have tried everything else and they are still smoking. There are so many products on the market that promise you'll quit smoking and it is hard to tell which of these provide little or no benefit to anyone, from those which provide a solution for most people. Each time you try a product promising to cure you and it does not work, you may become more desperate or more discouraged. Can the find out You more about quitting smoking thru hypnotherapy at Http://www.tipsonhowtoquitsmoking.com

One thing that a quit smoking hypnotherapy program can provide you with that no other program can match fully is a way to bypass your own will. While many drugs can temporarily put you in an uninhibited state, or even an altered state of mind if you will, a quit smoking hypnotherapy program can continue influencing your thoughts for the rest of your life from the first treatment onward.

Real Estate Investing 203 – Shifting Classes or Uses

Back in Real Estate Investing 101, I briefly mentioned “Shifting Classes” after the Buy & Hold strategy. There are a few different ways to shift classes and uses that can build value for investors.

Residential to Commercial

One of the most common ways to increase value while shifting classes or use is to have a property re-zoned from residential to commercial usage. A property that is located on a busy street would be a prime example. The busy street lowers the value for a residential property because of the noise and associated traffic. It is even more true of a corner lot. So, this busy location is a detriment.

However, for a commercial property, the traffic is an asset. If it is a corner lot with heavy traffic on multiple sides, that is even more of a bonus. A savvy investor might see the commercial potential of a property, possibly even years before having it re-zoned. In fact, it is preferable to buy the property well before it can be converted to commercial zoning and rent it out for residential purposes. The reason that one may choose to do it this way is that the property can be purchased for the best price, and then carried with the costs offset by a renter while the investor seeks to have the property re-zoned. Depending on local rules and nearby zoning, as well as future plans the city may have, it might take a year or more to get the property properly re-zoned. Meanwhile, because the property is located on a busy thoroughfare, advertising for renters is as easy as putting a sign on the property.

Keep in mind that frontage may be just as important for commercial property as acreage. That is another reason that corner lots are such a premium. They have as much as twice the frontage/acre as a lot on just one street. Obviously, lot dimensions will play into this, but in almost all cases the corner lot is the premium.

Low Density to High Density Residential

Another popular way to increase land value is to change it from a lower density residential to a higher density residential usage. Finding a single property or an assemblage of properties to re-zone to higher density can increase the attractiveness of the property to a developer.

Of course, as with most real estate, location is everything. A townhouse or condo development might not be in demand in a less densely populated area, but might support very high valuations in a sought after area. It might also be a great way to capitalize on a smaller parcel adjacent to a popular subdivision. For those familiar with the St. Marlo subdivision at the extreme southern end of Forsyth County out side of Atlanta, The Weston, which is next door is a great example.

Apartment to Condo Conversions

This is an often overlooked strategy that is similar to flipping, but on a huge scale. It is out of the realm of most investors, but purchasing an apartment complex and converting them to condo can be extremely profitable. This is especially true of a slightly older community. As the community ages, the demand for it may decrease. As demand drops, the rent may not keep up with fresher complexes. At the same time, the mechanical systems will be getting ready for an overhaul. If one can purchase the entire operation at a reasonable price, one might be able to flip it to individual ownership.

There are a few different strategies that can be employed depending on the needs of the investor as well as the needs of the community and subject property.

Starting at the lowest end of the economic scale, if the property is converted to condo, there might be reluctance from current residents. One way to overcome this is to build a pricing model that allows the majority to remain in place, increase the value of the community and more quickly sell the remaining units. Finding a financing solution that allows the tenant to be converted to a buyer means that one doesn’t need to market as many units. Offer to pay closing costs, finding sources of down payment assistance or 100% loans would also help to ease the transition. If there is a way to allow the current residents to buy in below the prices that the property will be marketed at, this is even better. This gives the current residents instant equity, and they will be more likely to be better neighbors since they now have a stake in the community. Occasionally, converting to low income housing may also carry tax benefits for the investors. Having single unit or multi-unit investors in line should there be residents that don’t wish to purchase is also an option, but not as attractive since there will be a lot of residents without a financial stake in the community.

The same strategies can be used with higher priced properties as well. But, financing is often easier to set up. Many of the residents may already to considering purchasing their next residence, and allowing them to buy in below market will be very attractive. Set up several programs that allow different pricing based on renovations to existing units. Offer a low price for un-renovated units (only to residents in those units), a mechanical only upgrade, and a full upgrade including fixtures, etc. For a full upgrade, one might offer a nearby similar unit to allow a faster transition.

This can also be done with vacated apartment complexes, but there will generally be much higher renovation costs. However, the profit margin may be significantly higher. While driving through New Orleans earlier this year, I couldn’t help but think that there were huge opportunities in renovating apartments.

Commercial to Condo

Loft conversions are hugely popular. Most of the conversions that are currently being done are very high end. However, this can be done at various price points. The primary difference will be in the level and quantity of finish for the units. Finding a building worth saving, that is convertible to residential space is the first challenge. It needs to be unique and have plenty of character.

If one is shooting for the lower end of the market, all that needs to be done is to provide the stubs for plumbing, and require the buyer build out kitchens and baths on their own. Set some sort of minimum standards, and be sure all work is permitted and done to local code.

Moving up, one may choose to put in baths and a kitchen, either fully finished or in some other state agreed by the buyer. One could also go as far as to have several private rooms, and fully outfit the space with high end finishes and fixtures. Additional amenities could be included ranging from pool and parking to high-speed, wireless internet access.

In all of the condo conversions, whether from apartments or commercial space, it is very important to set up some sort of Owner’s Association. This will help keep cohesion in the community as it is populated. This also provides a mechanism to care for common property and maintain amenities. Another issue that the OA will need to deal with is the level of renters for the community. The lower the percentage of renters v. owner-occupants, the lower the maintenance needs generally are. However, if there are no renters allowed, it might adversely affect resale values. There are a lot of different strategies for dealing with that particular situation.

Peach Faced Love Birds

My Peach Faced lovebirds are pint-sized bundles of joy. They have the full personality of parrots while being easy to house because of their size. My birds are little clowns, playing for hours at a time. They love to hang from toys, spin them around, and dance on your shoulder. I have had to watch my buttons! They love to pull them off my clothes! Such loving little birds: they love to snuggle and preen.

Many people believe lovebirds must be kept in pairs. This is simply not true. A single lovebird makes a better pet because it bonds to you rather than to another lovebird. While it is easy to keep a pair of lovebirds tame, if you plan on spending lots of time with your bird you can keep it alone. However, if you work long hours and don’t think you’ll have a lot of time for your love bird, I recommend you get him/her a companion. This will keep your lovebirds happy and prevent boredom. It is important to realize that while lovebirds are a small parrot, they have the intelligence and abilities of some of the largest parrots.

They never stop amazing me with their ability to escape their own cages. I have to put copper wire on the cage doors to keep them in, and sometimes they figure out how to untwist the wire and open the door!

Lovebirds will sometimes try to become the little bosses of the household. I recommend using the same type of gentle dominance training that is used for larger parrots.

Are you looking for a bird that you can teach to talk? Lovebirds can learn to mimic sounds and speech on occasion. However, I don’t recommend that you buy any species of bird only because of the expectation that it will speak; even the famous African Greys sometimes don’t learn to speak. So, if that is your only reason for buying a bird, I’d seriously urge you to reconsider as the bird could end up abandoned because of your own disappointment.

In my opinion, love birds and parrots both make great pets even if they never utter a word. We have both in our home. The lovebirds chatter away all day, never making a sound that anyone can understand, except as being simply ‘noisy chatter.’ However, our Double Yellow Head parrot makes up for it; his vocabulary is very long, extensive and he is constantly talking.

If you decide to breed love birds just remember they are prolific breeders. You may soon, as we did, find our home over run with lovebirds! And, as a word of caution, “do not” put bark chips in the nest of the baby birds. Though the odor is pleasant to humans and is good for older birds it is too strong for baby lovebirds. I must admit I learned the hard way and had casualties on my hands! Paper is the best thing to put in the nest along with some alfalfa. Do not get powdered alfalfa, rather dried alfalfa blades. If you decide to use paper, do cut the paper (newspaper is best) in long strips and put it beside the nest. Mama will take it into the nest. And, remember if mama snaps at you she is only protecting her nest!

My favorite lovebird is Lucky, so named as it was our first clutch and she was the only one, of six, that survived when I put the bark chips in the nest.

We do not have an aviary breeder, rather, our lovebirds are paired off in separate cages. The best way to tame babies quickly is to remove the babies from the next when they are about two weeks old and hand feed them. This way, the birds get the best of both worlds: the immunity conferred from their parents and the tameness that comes from being handled by humans.

Our lovebirds are abundance weaned so that they are happy, well-adjusted birds. We feed them pellets, a good seed mix, alfalfa, wheat grass, quinoa, sprouted beans, and other veggies and fruits. And, oh yes! Lovebirds love to not only eat grapes, but to toss them around also. In short, lovebirds love playing. They keep us entertained for hours. If you decide to get a lovebird for a pet, you will have made an excellent choice! ~Ms. CiCi~

Repairing A Chandelier’s Broken Or Detached Arm & Other Lighting Facts

Chandeliers have been historically viewed as truly elegant and unparalleled lighting fixtures, which are additions to any room that can command attention like no other furnishing type can.

Properly selecting the right chandelier for the rooms like the dining or living room and foyer, or even bathroom, is not exactly as easy as you may think, because the size and design pattern will be dependent on the required illumination and size of the room’s center table.

According to home lighting experts, in order to get the best balance of properly illuminating rooms like the dining or living room, you may opt for getting layers of light. “The most important factor a homeowner needs to keep in mind, that any particular room will not look well-lit if the only source of light is a chandelier.

A lighting fixture that is bright enough to illuminate a room will be too bright for comfort when dining or relaxing with friends or family, and in addition, if the chandelier’s light is comfortable on the eyes, it will be too dim and look flat. In addition, if a part of your lighting fixture breaks, or gets torn off, you need to be able to also fix it by yourself, so you could save some money on hiring a technician or a repair man from the local home depot or lighting shop.

Chandeliers Should be Functional Items That Need To Be Incorporated Into The Home

Lighting pieces like chandeliers, should be both fashionable and functional items, and need to be incorporated into the home just as any decorative accessory or object of art would be chosen. Those who purchase these types of lighting fixtures need to view this purchase with same enjoyment as they would use in buying fine furniture, because a good-quality chandelier is an investment that will add to the value of your home.

To choose the appropriate lighting fixture for your home, you need to first start with finding a color or a material that is predominant in the overall decoration scheme of your home’s room, and you should know what type of statement you want to make for a room. If your room is a more traditional one, you could select one that has h more ornamentation and decorative details. However, if you have a much modern home, you could go for one that has lesser ornamentation and much simpler details or patterns.

Repairing A Broken Chandeliers Arm

Here are a few tips to help you repair a broken or detached chandelier’s arm.

– First, place the lighting fixture’s broken arm into foam block to view if it fits properly against chandelier’s base. You need to ensure that the broken edges meet perfectly. However, if they do not, adjust them for exact alignment.

– The next step is to find out if more support is needed for the broken arm, a sit could be possible that it will need to be wired into place and positioned with the foam as well.

– Utilize the wire from the top of the chandelier, or the other arms to properly support broken arm. You need to undergo this trial run to ensure that the fixture’s arm will be properly positioned. If the wire is needed, you could also try to use as little as possible because once the glue is in place it sets up quickly and too many wires to tighten may take too long.

– Before gluing the arm in place, untwist any wires attached to chandelier base or other arms. Slide the foam block around 0.5 inches away from broken edge.

– Evenly apply the glue according to package instructions, onto the lighting fixture’s broken edges. Slide the foam block back to mate edges, and twist the wire with needle nose pliers to secure the arm while drying.

– Before finding out if the glue has carefully set in already, you need to wait a full 24 hours before handling it, to ensure that you do not detach it again.

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Bringing a Room Alive With Stained Glass

Below are 12 tips which give you information that can set your work in motion, buying tips and short user description. These things are easily available at the shops.

1. Cutter Oil filled cutter. You should be careful to buy the one with a reservoir of oil because it automatically lubricates the tugsten carbide wheel when you make your scoreline. This helps you avoid dipping it in oil every time. The pen shaped cutter may pose problems for you so get the pistolgrip cutter because in this you will not require to use too much force.

2. Grozing Plyers This is a tool that is specific to stained glass.This is used for breaking difficult cuts the glass and making the edges smooth. Leading

3. Lead knife This is used for cutting the 6 ft lengths of lead accurately. You need it and also keep it sharp.

4. All Nova Tool or Fid. The cheapest tool in the stained glass kit and is very useful also. it is used to open the lead cames before leading. and you can close them also with this afterwards.

5. Lead Vice. Before stretching the lead cames they can be trapped in the doors but if you invest in lead vice it will be easier for you and your partner. What it does is that it grips one end of lead as you tug the other end with pliers.

6. Horse Shoe Nails. These are used by blacksmiths for banging them into the horse's hoofs. We use it for holding all those irritating bits of lead that keep coming up while we are doing leading up. The only way to get them is to steal it from a blacksmith!

7. Tallow Candles. Made of animal fat they are used as flux for the solder. It has to be rubbed at each joint of the lead before soldering. Imagine roast beef! 100 Watt Soldering Iron. It is better to buy soldering iron with thermostat as it does not melt as you solder the carefully cut lead. The students of mine have tried 200 watt soldering iron also but what was found better of the two is the 100 watt one because you can handle it more easilyand it has enough power to serve your purpose.

8. Grade C Solder. It is essential to have a solder that is 60% lead and 40% tin to get the best results. The area where you are working should be well ventilated while you solder the products as it could be dangerous otherwise. Cementing and Polishing

9. Leaded Light Cement. Actually this is not a must as it can be replaced by standard putty, white spirit and black powder paint which is much cheaper. But it is a matter of what is neater of the two. You may not like such messy work of mixing things.

10. Whitening. This has to be just sprinkled over your panel and brushed off. It clears all the mess created by the cement. It requires muscles.

11. Black Grate Polish. This is used for shining the end product. Now you can sit back and admire your creation.

I must say I have cheated. It will be great if you are able to spot the two important items missing from this comprehensive list of stained glass kit. Glass and lead. But that is all in fun and for you to really enjoy – looking with wide eyes all the different types of glass, the terrific textures and colors and dreaming of all the creativity that lies ahead of you!

Dentist: Bring Your Kids

The importance of oral hygiene cannot be overstated. At every stage of our lives, having a healthy mouth is conducive to overall wellness. Although each of us knows how important it is to maintain good habits, many people don’t realize the need to begin instilling these behaviors in children at a young age. Often because it is not crucial for children to go to the dentist very early in life, they do not have their first experience with these doctors until something happens that needs to be dealt with immediately. This creates a negative relationship between the child and the dentist’s office. This is why it is better to bring children in for a check up before something goes wrong. Following an appointment, they will be more at ease when they inevitably must have a cavity filled or a tooth extracted in the future.

It is unlikely that you will want to bring your child to the same office that you or your partner frequent. There are many dentists who specialize in kids and family dentistry, and they have not only gentle hands but also the appropriate environment for the family. First off, ask your friends with children where they go. Other people will be the best resource because they have experience and will be able to let you know who is very good, and maybe more importantly who is not so good. Another good resource is online sites that have links to direct people to local practitioners. The websites of individual doctors will often have testimonials and photographs of the office that will give an impression of what the place is like. Websites also sometimes have activities for kids to feel comfortable with the forthcoming visit. Some sites may have coloring pages of teeth that can be printed out or colored online, while other sites will have matching games where you match teeth with the type of animal.

Another way to get your kid excited about the dentist is letting the child actively engage in their own oral hygiene. Start out by taking them to the drugstore and letting them pick out a brand new toothbrush and toothpaste. There are many companies that place cartoon and movie characters on their products to further encourage kids to want to brush. Also, because many of the tastes that are associated with toothpaste and mouthwash can be pretty intense, they produce flavors and products that are milder for children. They have flavors like bubblegum and berry, which help to instill good habits of oral hygiene. By building good habits and establishing positive associations with the dentist at a young age, parents can set their child on a lifelong path to good mouth care.

Swimming Pool Opening Details

How to Open or Start a Swimming Pool in the Spring

Starting or opening up a swimming pool is pretty simple. But it does require a bit of work and a couple of extra hands. Honestly, it's best to start a week or two before you want to open it for not only best results, but also to take some of the "last minute" stress away.

No matter whether you have an above ground pool or an inground pool, the basic work is the same or similar. Follow these simple steps with details & tips:

Remove all the leaves, dirt & debris from the winter cover before removing it. I can not tell you how many times I've seen people let all of the winter mess just go right into the pool! Talk about extra work. I've seen really clean "winterized" water become black with the "tea" & debris from the winter cover. Spend a couple of half-hours scooping the excess & accumulated leaves from the top of the cover. Remember, it's not just last fall's leaves; it's the spring pollen, tree "helicopters" & pine needles too.

Remove all winter & ice expansion plugs ( Gizzmos). You can not start the pump & filter system if water is not flowing from pool to filter & back! Be sure to replace the respective directional returns (eyeballs), suction grates (usually used on lower suction fittings), Circulator fittings, etc. If you are using standard, stationary eyeballs, remember to point the flow of water DOWN toward the bottom of the pool to optimize the circulation. For even better circulation, consider replacing standard directional returns with "the Circulator".

Bring the Water Level up to normal operating level. If the water on top of the cover is relatively clean & algae free, use that water to fill the pool. It's free! It may be a little dirty, but that's okay, it will be treated with the rest of the pool. At this time it's a really good idea to add either an algaecide to the water or a natural pool enzyme to start cleaning up the water and prepping it for the initial shock. If you are adding fresh tap water to top the pool off, add a good metal and mineral stain & scale control product to prevent sudden metal stains, especially iron or copper, when the pool is first shocked.

Carefully remove the winter cover. Clean it up, fold it up & store it away. When cleaning, use a good cleaner that is specifically made for cover material. A good chemical cleaning of the winter cover will lengthen the life of the cover by removing the dirt & soil from the fabric (you would not put dirty clothes away in the closet for the next season would you?)

Hook up the filter system. Properly attach the correct hoses or pipes to the proper valves or fittings on the pump and filter. Even I've made this mistake: the right hose goes on the wrong filter fitting & 2 weeks later, the pool is still not clear! Here's the easiest way to remember: basket to basket (skimmer basket to pump basket) and hole to hole (exit – "to pool" – hole on filter valve or tank body to return opening on pool wall). Be sure to properly lubricate all multiport or shut-off valve "O" rings with a good silicone lubricant. Not only will you give the gasket added life, you'll help it seal more easily too. Do not over-tighten clamps on above ground hoses; over-tightening will often "crimp" the hose allowing air leaks. REMEMBER: replace ALL of the drain plugs to the pump, filter tank & heater (if equipped).

When starting the pump for the first time , be sure to "prime" the pump with water. Do not start it dry, not only can harm be done to the pump, extra stress & strain is placed on the entire system. If your pump is below the water level, as on most above ground pools, priming probably is not necessary because the water is naturally "falling down" to the pump (gravity feed). If the pump & filter system is more than 3 ft above the water level, priming is an absolute must. Keep in mind that the system could take several minutes to "catch" and start.

SPECIAL NOTE: it is VERY normal for LOTS of bubbles to come out of the return fittings when first starting. Even for up to 24 – 36 hours, some bubbles will remain in the plumbing system while it returns to normal operation.

SPECIAL TIP: to make the filter start easier, open the "air bleeder" valve on the top of the filter tank when the filter starts. You will hear a big "whoosh" of air as it is pushed out of the filter. When water gushes out, replace or close that valve. If your filter does not have a manual air bleeder, temporarily remove the pressure gauge for the same results.

Clean & vacuum the pool of all dirt & debris. Get all of the excess stuff out of the pool before adding shock & start up algaecide, especially if the water is relatively clear & clean. The less stuff in the water, the more effective your initial shocking will be.

Clean the liner or tile line with a good quality pool surface cleaner like Off the Wall Surface Cleaner. DO NOT use household cleaners as they can affect the pH and add phosphates to the water which will contribute to algae growth later on. This is where most of the winter's scum has left its mark. Clean it off now while it is still "soft" & easy to remove rather than when it bakes in the sun is more difficult to clean. Prevent this scum line (biofilm) from reforming with regular cleaning or by using AquaFinesse Pool Pucks.

Add your initial doses of shock & algaecide . Now you can add the chemicals! When starting, do not skimp. Do a good "heavy" shocking and proper dosing of algaecide at opening. In the long & short run, you're going to save a lot more money by doing this the right way. Follow the doses below.

Allow the opening or start up chemicals to circulate for 24 – 36 hours before doing any testing or water balancing. Why wait? 2 reasons:

1. Additions of Shock & algaecide will change the water chemistry and water balance. That little bit of time will allow the levels to settle back down for a more accurate reading.

2. The chemicals already in the pool water may be settled toward the bottom. This is especially true of cyanuric acid typically known as pool conditioner or stabilizer. If the water is not allowed to circulate & stir up what's on the bottom, you will end up adding stabilizer that, more than likely, does not need any additions. This is a great way to save money. By the way, NEVER add conditioner or stabilizer unless the pool water needs it and only if the test shows a level of 20 ppm or less. Stabilizer or cyanuric acid levels should be no higher than 60 ppm. Higher levels are simply wasteful and provide nothing for the water balance.

Install ladders & deck equipment. Be sure to secure tighten anchor bolts, diving board & slide anchors (if equipped). Check to make sure bolts or hardware are in good condition. Replace worn or corroded nuts & bolts for your safety.

Filter 24 hours before bringing in Opening water sample for Testing & Analysis. Adjust pH, Total Alkalinity & Calcium Hardness as needed.

Chemically clean the filter with Kleen It or Strip Kwik Filter Cleaner after 2 weeks to remove the filtered winter stuff. Chemically cleaning the filter about every 8 weeks lengthens the life of the filter media and promotes longer filter runs.

NEVER DRAIN your pool. The liner will shrink, voiding the warranty and could cause damage to your pool. In gunite, plaster, or even fiberglass pools removal of the water from the pool could result in the pool structure "floating" and causing serious damage to the structure. Always check with local builder for specific instructions.

Start up chemical doses in chlorine, bromine , ionizer, salt-chlorine pools. Shocking must be thorough in order to break up residual chloramines (combined chlorines) from winterizing. If chloramines are not dealt with now, a lingering chlorine demand (an inability to maintain a solid chlorine or bromine level) problem will develop.

Chlorine shock: un-stabilized Cal- Hypo is the preferred product to use on an initial spring shock. It gets in, oxidizes, then gets out (gasses off). Use at a rate of 3 to 5 lbs per 5,000 gallons for best results. Do NOT use a non-chlorine shock with the initial start up. Liquid chlorine bleach is OK, but is very weak (about 11%) when compared to Cal-Hypo (about 60%).

Initial Algaecide: do not skimp with the algaecide! Always use an algaecide that has at least 30% active ingredients. Be careful using algaecides with copper as an active ingredient; improper use may lead to staining of pool surfaces. Gallon jugs of algaecide typically contain less than 10% active ingredients and are a virtual waste of money. Follow the label directions for an INITIAL dose, typically 1 – 2 quarts per 10,000 gallon.

After adding the initial shock and algaecide, be sure to run the filter for 48 to 72 hours continually. DO NOT backwash the filter during this time. Let the filter and the chemicals do the work.

Final & continuing steps: balance the water (pH, total alkalinity, calcium hardness). Using additives such as borates and natural enzyme products will enhance any pool chemical care system you use. Be sure to shock the pool and add algaecide every 2 weeks to rid the pool of swimmer waste can not be filtered out and to keep algae in check.

Follow the 5 keys to pool care. It's that easy.

Hole-In-One Golf Insurance

Hole-in-one insurance is extremely popular among golf organizers and country clubs alike. So if you are an organiser or a country club that would like to arrange a hole-in-one golf tournament and want to offer amazing prizes like holidays or cars then this insurance is for you. Thanks to hole-in-one golf insurance it can be possible to hold high profile tournaments. It works much like health or auto insurance in that you pay a premium for the tournament and if someone sinks the hole-in-one you use your insurance to pay out the winner.

Many insurance companies will offer affordable rates for the golf insurance; the insurance company will base the risk on the unlikely hood that anyone will be able to sink the shot in one as its next too impossible for amateurs to achieve a hole in one. That is why normally you see organisers willing to offer such amazing offers to bring you to the tournament. As the hole-in-one golf insurance has such a low premium organisers are willing to spend to draw you into the tournament.

Organising hole-in-one competitions has become a profitable business for country clubs as most golfers will check out the prize and judging by this will choose whether to join the tournament.

So remember when you want stage your next tournament look at getting hole-in-one golf insurance to get a better prize which will attract more people into your next tournament. By having your insurance you will know that you will be covered if a miracle happens and someone sinks the shot. Make your golfing event a successful one with the insurance coverage.

The Blackberry 9700 Bold Offers Exceptional Connectivity

The Blackberry 9700 is, much like its counterparts in the Blackberry range, a phone which is committed and provides an exceptional level of connectivity. Coupled with numerous features which offer various means of working whilst on the move, it is easy to see why the Blackberry name has become synonymous with efficient communication.

The handset comes with an impressive 2.4 inch TFT display screen. In addition to its full QWERTY keyboard, which is both effective and responsive the handset comes with a touch sensitive optical track pad. Colour representation and reproduction on this display screen is both efficient and colourful due in part to its ability to display up to 65,000 colours as well as having a pixel screen size of 480 x 360 pixels. The handset comes with both vibration and MP3 ringtone options as well as providing a speakerphone and a 3.5 mm audio jack.

A 3.15 megapixel camera, which includes auto focus as its primary means of ensuring image quality as well as providing an LED flash for illumination purposes. In addition to these features the camera also comes with image stabilisation, which enhances the offering by ensuring that any camera shake will not interfere with image quality. As an alternative to photographs, the camera also provides the ability to record video.

The handset utilises a 624 MHz processor as its central processing unit, whilst employing the services of the reliable and popular Blackberry operating system, which on this phone is version 5.0. Connectivity is provided by a multitude of options which include GPRS and EDGE, both of which are class 10, as well as Bluetooth and micro USB. As its primary means of internet access the handset provides a HSDPA connection as well as Wi Fi capabilities. Carrying on the theme of connectivity for those who require the services of satellite navigation this handset provides a GPS function, which comes with A-GPS support and Blackberry maps.

In addition to the aforementioned and comprehensive functionality the phone provides a document editor, media player, video player, organiser and a voice memo facility. The phone has an internal memory of 256 MB, however most packages include a 2 GB SD card, which can be utilised within the built in microSD card slot. For further expansion the aforementioned slot can be utilised up to 16 GB.

The Blackberry 9700, much like the Blackberry storm2 has a unique place in the mobile phone market. It is widely recognised as being one of the most comprehensively endowed the phones available, with a singular aim of being useful for communication and work purposes.

The Importance Of Good Lighting In The Home

To many people, the type of lighting that they use in the house is something which is almost an afterthought, something to add on when all the other design elements are in place. However this can be a mistake, because the type of lighting that is used in the house, or in places such as the patio, can have a huge effect on how comfortable you feel the house to be. This article we'll look at some of the considerations that need to be borne in mind when choosing lighting systems for various parts of the house.

One of the most important parts of the house is the kitchen, and the lighting here is to make sure that when you're cooking food, or preparing food, you can see exactly what you are doing. For this reason one of the most popular choices here is halogen track lighting, which can be used for task lighting to make sure that any tasks that are carried out can be done properly. Halogen lighting is very clean and bright, and therefore is an excellent choice for the kitchen.

After the kitchen, one of the main areas where lighting needs to be considered is the bathroom. Many people make the mistake of putting very bright lights into the bathroom, thinking that it will make the room more welcoming. However, it is not only the brightness that you need to consider, but how effective it is. One of the main problems with bathroom lighting is that it can throw shadows, which can make it very difficult to carry out grooming when looking at yourself in the bathroom mirror. For this reason bathroom vanity lighting should be taken very seriously, and you should make sure that any lighting you install does not throw deep shadows on the face which can make grooming almost impossible.

It is not only in the house that lighting is important either. Many people now spend time on the patio, and this includes the time after the sun has gone down. Luckily there are now many types of patio lighting available, which can make this place extremely comfortable, and extremely safe. One of the most popular choices is to use solar lighting systems in order to make it easy to light the patio, since there is no need to run electrical cables from the house. Solar lighting systems also have the added advantage that they do not require electricity from the house, and are therefore very cheap to run. The technology of solar lighting has improved incredibly in recent years, and they are now as good in many cases as normal mains lighting. More information on For solar lighting visit Http://www.modernlightingchoice.com

As can be seen, there are many considerations to be taken into account when choosing lighting for the house. This article has touched on just a few of them, and before installing any lighting system you should make time to consider everything that the lighting system needs to achieve. If at all possible the lighting system should be one of the major considerations before any design work is even undertaken, and should certainly not be something that is added as an afterthought.

Improve Your Bench Press With These 4 "Barrier Breaking" Tips

How Much Ya Bench? Yep, the age old question once again rears its ugly head. No matter how many different exercises exist there is no escaping the one question that serves as the “strength barometer” for anyone who’s touched a weight in their lives. Nobody ever asks you “how much can you do on a tricep pushdown”? Never had anyone ask me what my top weight on concentration curls is either. No, when questions of strength are at hand the only one you’ll hear (outside of possibly “how much can you squat?”) is that one regarding your ability to lay under the iron bar and press it with all your might.

The problem is…for most guys…the number isn’t all that impressive! As a matter of fact, some guys will even find themselves intimidated to get under the bar and for that reason, avoid the bench press altogether. If you’re wondering how someone could be intimidated by the bench press exercise then you were obviously not one who has ever gotten stuck under the bar (ahem….like yours truly!). Trust me, it’s not fun trying to find some way to wiggle out from under a weight that was obviously too much for you to handle in the first place and is now slowly crushing your chest with the force of a boa constrictor in a straight jacket!

Well it’s time to get over your fears and start blasting through your bench press barriers! Start utilizing these 4 tips/techniques/secrets (whatever you want to call them) and see how once unobtainable numbers will quickly become the weight you’re using to knock out multiple sets during your workouts. So without any more delay…here are your top 4!

1. “SPREAD” the hands apart – If you want to really start pressing some serious weight then you better be sure you’re getting your pecs some help! This would come in the form of its good buddies the delts and triceps kicking in to help out. Delts are pretty much active as soon as the bar is lifted off the rack, so they’re not much of a concern. The triceps are however. In order to get the triceps contribute more, you’ve got to put them on high alert. Do this by doing what they do best….straightening the elbow. You might ask “how do I do that if I have my hands fixed on the bar”? Simple. By trying to spread your hands apart while holding firmly to the bar. They obviously won’t move anywhere, but the force will be directed to the outsides and will cause the triceps to fire as you isometrically “extend” the elbows. Still not sure if you know how to do this? Not a problem. Place one of the small hip minibands around your wrists and do your bench press like that! Problem solved!

2. ACCELERATE THE BAR – If you’re going to want to BREAK THROUGH BARRIERS on the bench press, then you can’t expect to knock on the door of new highs like you were the Avon Lady! No. You’ve got to slam on that door like you’re the big bad wolf coming to take back what you deserve. The easiest way to simulate this in the weight room is to literally accelerate the bar on the way up to accelerate your strength gains! By not doing this you’re missing out on the opportunity to take advantage of the old physics principle that an object in motion will stay in motion. So get that bar in motion and go for speed during the sticking point to make this “stick” a thing of the past.

3. USE THE “TOUCH AND GO” SYSTEM – You probably are wondering what this is? Not too complicated but an extremely effective method for increasing your bench press. As a matter of fact, it is the number one trick that I use myself when I’m trying to get more out of my max. All you have to do is make your last two sets one in which you’ll use a weight that you never really did before (so perhaps a 1-2 RM) followed by one where you’re going to slash this weight by at least 50%! By “touching” this top weight you are waking your muscles up to the possibility of having to lift much heavier! Go back to the lighter weights and they feel even lighter than they did before. Do this at a few consecutive workouts and you’ll be touching all new highs in the iron…quite possibly, in just a few min!

4. ALIGN THE ELBOWS AND WRISTS – Again one that is pretty self explanatory, but also one that I see abused countless times every day in the gym. Guys, when you’re doing your benches, please make sure that you are actually getting the help from the triceps by having the wrists and elbows in line with eachother. Too often the mistake is made by the amateur builder when he/she moves their hands in too close. This leaves the elbows “stranded” out on an island and the hands too tight to eachother. There is no mechanical advantage to having your two joints aligned like this! Get them lined up and you can immediately expect to be adding some weight to the ends of that bar!

So you see? It’s not that complicated really. It’s actually more like a physics problem than anything else. Put that tricep at a mechanical advantage instead of a mechanical disadvantage and turn your muscles in your chest, shoulders and triceps into a mechanical monster in no time! Start utilizing the four tips above to help you break through the barriers of bench max restriction once and for all!

Stay Strong,


Is Chimney Insulation Necessary?

A properly insulated chimney is a key component of an energy efficient building. Effective insulation also contributes to safe chimney operation. Unfortunately, chimney insulation has never been a top priority for builders, so you may need to install an insulated chimney liner into your flue to make your system safe and efficient.

Many houses and commercial buildings are designed with the chimney on an outside wall. Modern prefabricated fireplaces with metal flues are usually adequately insulated between the outside of the flue and the chimney chase. Older masonry chimneys, however, are not insulated. A bricks and mortar chimney with a clay tile flue liners offer very little thermal resistance, so the chimney on an outside wall sucks heat out of the building even if the flue damper is closed.

A chimney that rises inside the interior of a building is adequately insulated by being inside the structure, up to the point that it protrudes from the roof. This chimney arrangement has less negative impact on the building's energy efficiency than a chimney on an external wall, but it can cause problems with draft and creosote buildup. Having the top of the chimney exposed to cold air will make combustion products condense inside the flue near the top, leading to dangerous creosote buildup. A cold chimney top above a warm chimney bottom also leads to downdrafts, difficulty lighting fires, and smoke entry into the building.

If your chimney is not insulated, the easiest and most economical solution for you is to install a metal chimney liner inside your existing flue. You can wrap the liner with fireproof insulation before you insert it into the flue, or you can install the liner first and then pour insulating material into the space between the liner and the inner chimney walls. Be sure the liner you choose is big enough in cross sectional area for your fireplace and is made of the proper material for your application. Stainless steel should be used for wood, oil, or coal burning and high efficiency appliances, while aluminum may be adequate for low efficiency gas burning applications.

You should see immediate benefits from your newly insulated chimney liner. Fires will light easier and your wood will burn cleaner. The combustion products will stay hot all the way out of your house, rather than cooling as they rise and condensing to form creosote and soot inside your flue. Your room should feel warmer even when you are not burning a fire, especially if you have a top damper closed over your flue. Your annual chimney cleaning job will also be easier. You will not only have less creosote buildup, but a cylindrical flue is easier to clean than a square flue.

Retrofitting your chimney with an insulated chimney liner is a relative small investment that will pay for itself over time. You will use less fuel, have a more comfortable house, and will be at ease knowing your chimney system is safe and efficient.

3 Powerful Motivational Quotes To Embrace Diversity At Work

Different experiences shape everyone’s individual point of view. This is very apparent in the workplace, which bring together all of types of people from all different walks of life. But diversity is nothing to be feared and different perspectives bring fresh ideas; which is very important in the business world. The challenge is not only learning how to embrace diversity, but how to properly utilize it in the work place.

Diversity expert Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch gives great motivational quotes that give steps to embracing your own diversity and tap into the diversity of others that you can employ to add value to your business.

Step 1: “First embrace your own story, because you can not understand where you are going until you have understood where you have been. And when you think no one knows, remember YOU KNOW! So hold on to that as your measure of ethics.”

  • Often in our pursuit for future endeavors, we unintentionally create distance from our past. Instead, take the good things that helped contribute to who you are today and integrate that into the workplace in a positive way. For example: if you learned something in a unique and effective way, teach someone else that technique.

Step 2: Embrace the story of others.“We sometimes think of diversity as us verse them, but everyone has a story.”

  • Letting down your guard in business is never an easy task. Besides wanting to maintain a certain professional tone, we all have our own pre-existing notions about one another-which can sometimes be a barrier that blocks us from being open to different ideas. Remember, when working together you are all on the same team! So, drop those notions and focus on combining your differences for the good of the business.

Step 3: Be an active listener. Everyone has had a journey so part of leadership-if you truly want to lead, is learning to truly listen. Talk less, observe more, feel more, listen.”

  • Being an active listener isn’t as simple as it sounds. It is a communication technique that requires the listener to not only comprehend what is being said, but evaluate what they hear. The ability to listen actively can improve interpersonal skills and strengthen cooperation that can advance mutual understanding. So when practicing this technique completely open your mind along with your ears.

Using quotes from motivational speakers like Conseulo Kickbusch are a great way to inspire positive changes in the workplace.

Overview And Some Different Features Of Corrugated Metal Roofing

Roofs are a very important part of a house or any building. They provide shelter from the extreme weather conditions like rain, lightening, hail-storms and from the heat of the sun. As they provide us shelter from all these elements, this means that they have to take all this harshness of these weather elements. Thus the roofs should be strong enough. There are many materials from which the roofs are being made but corrugated metal roofing is somehow the most suitable and successful choice. The corrugated metal on the roof is in some sort of waves, this is its unique design and it also has some purpose. Corrugated roofs are usually used in sliding shape; they are especially finished to reduce the effect of corrosion. These days, corrugated roofs are made of materials such as Aluminum, Painted or Coated Steel and Stainless-Steel. The corrugated metal roofing is much cost effective than other materials like asphalt and fiberglass shingles. The corrugated metal roofing has many other positive aspects than other metal roofing solutions available in the market like you can choose corrugated metal roofing types and color from a variety of different categories.

Benefits of Corrugated Metal Roofing

The first good thing about corrugated metal roofing is that they are not much noisy when it rains as compared to the other metal roofings. They produce approximately same amount of noise as asphalt, wood and clay roofs produce, which makes them distinguished among metal roofing. The corrugated metal roofing are also more strong and tough than other materials so when it comes to hail storms, corrugated metal roofing is the best resistant to them than any other material hence causes minimum hail damage. This toughness of corrugated metal roofing makes it a strong competitor and better than its rivals in the market. With this toughness, they can be very long-lasting.

The second big advantage of corrugated metal roofing is that it highly wind-resistant and can even fight the hurricane winds. Some vendors provide the warranties against wind damage up to 120mph. Corrugated metal roofing enjoys the fact that they are non-combustible hence can withstand fires with minimum damage. This feature makes corrugated metal roofing even more attractive and demanding in the market. Also corrugated metal roofing weighs less than any other metal roofing. They weigh three parts to one of asphalt or fiberglass and seventy-five percent less than clay, slate or concrete.
Another big advantage of corrugated metal roofing is that they are highly lightning resistant. One more advantage corrugated metal roofing enjoys is that it absorbs less heat, so it keeps the indoor temperature moderate in hot conditions, as a result the building remains cool in summer.

Some Facts about Corrugated Metal Roofing

When you are going to buy corrugated metal roof for your building, make sure it is coated with galvalume which strengthens the roof and prevents the material from wearing therefore you can even get the corrugated metal roofing for your building with even 50years warranty.

Also you can get You the corrugated metal roofing painted with the choice of your color and you can treat them with different solutions to make them strong and long-lasting. Some good quality polymers could be used to get the desired results and superior quality. Corrugated metal roofing is lesser in cost, higher in quality, tough and durable than any other roofing solution but it still is not as much widely used as it should be.

Benefits of Using Acoustic Ceiling Panels

Noise problems can affect your lifestyle at home and your work at office. Projects particularly where sound quality and reverberation control is important are also places where noise levels can make a difference. In such places acoustic ceiling panels are used to improve the quality of sound and keep noise levels contained within the room. Sometimes noise levels can get exceptionally high causing inconvenience to neighbours and other occupants within the building. To eliminate these problems, you can choose suitable acoustic solutions that are available at leading online companies.

Benefits of Acoustic Ceiling Solutions

There are many ways to sound proof your home and office. However, the solution you choose should provide effective and long term results. There are some renowned companies that offer some of the best solutions to sound proof your space and enhance the quality of sound. Some of the advantages of using acoustic ceiling panels are, these products are highly sound absorbent, they take away the harshness out of your hard ceilings, they reduce echo, they improve the quality of sound in your rooms, they reduce noise levels that permeate from one storey of the building or house to another, they are humidity and fire resistant, the suspended ceilings also offer coverage of unsightly wires and pipes and provide easy access in the event of repairs or remodelling work in your homes.

Applications of Acoustic Products

Acoustic solutions can be used in different types of building projects. In many residential projects, acoustic ceiling panels are used in living rooms and television or music rooms. These products also have their application in several commercial setups such as in the field of education like auditoriums, lecture theatres, classrooms and halls, in public places like sports, functions, events and entertainment venues, in commercial setups like offices, boardrooms and conference halls , in sound studios like radio, television and recording rooms, in retail setup like shops and shopping centres.

Tips for Choosing Acoustic Solutions

Purchase acoustic products depending upon the sound traffic in your room or the kind of setup you own. Here are some tips to help you. Determine the maximum noise levels you encounter on a daily basis. Determine why you want to install acoustic ceiling panels; is it to enhance sound quality or to keep outside noise entering into your space. Take into account the kind of job you do in the space where you plan to have these products. Consider the area of ​​your ceiling and also take into account the installation and product costs.