Diving Into Tuberous Breast Correction

What is the first thing that is noticed in a woman besides her smile and eyes? If you answer this honestly, it is probably her breasts. Attractive breasts are a confidence builder for any woman and also a source of attention. What about those with small and saggy breasts? Do they stand a chance to feel beautiful?

Reasons for choosing Tuberous Breast Correction

Tuberous breasts is a deformity where breasts are underdeveloped and tube-like shaped. Although you may consider the famous Labrador adorable, you probably won’t be comfortable having breasts that remind you of his nose. This can be quite depressing and in long term lead to adverse psychological and psychosexual complications.

The tuberous breasts are not only small and underdeveloped, they may be asymmetrical with very high mammary fold and puffy areola. They are also saggy with a large gap between them creating an unnaturally wide cleavage. This is limiting even when choosing a bra that fits.

Considering the above characteristics and the fact that breasts are an attraction feature in a woman’s body, it is rather logical to improve the appearance of your breasts if you have the chance.

Tubular Breasts Surgery

In most cases, the appearance of tubular breasts can be improved surgically by releasing the constrictions that cause the deformity in order to stretch the tissues before inserting silicone implants. This augmentation using implants increase the size of tuberous breasts giving them the fullness they are lacking.

Because tuberous breasts cause the mammary fold to be very high (the curve beneath the breasts where the underwire of the bra lies), some patients may require a breast lift. This will bring the breasts to their normal position and give you an attractive cleavage.

Tuberous breasts are known to cause puffy and bulging areola. This can also be corrected to create a logical proportion between the nipple, areola and the rest of the breast.

This is a major surgery procedure and therefore the patient needs to be sure of the decision they are making. However, it can be performed for outpatients where the patient returns home the same day of the surgery.

It can take up to several weeks to heal but the most discomforting days are the first two days. During these days, the patient is advised to rest and take oral painkillers provided by the hospital.

Side Effects

The most common side effect of breast surgery is capsular contraction. This is the shrinking and contraction of the scar capsule (fibrous membrane formed around the implant) which in return squeezes the implant. This can appear in both or one breast resulting in asymmetrical breasts.

Other effects are such as bleeding from the pocket containing the implant, infection, loss of sensation on the skin or nipple among others.

The implant can be exposed due to inadequate tissue cover, capsule formation, severe wrinkling or even infection that erodes the skin.

Most women have successfully nursed their babies but anything can happen inhibiting you from breastfeeding.

How much does it cost?

There is no specific value for the procedure because every person is unique and the procedures involved may be different. Some insurance companies cover this surgery while others do not so if you are seeking these services in Australia, look for a company that will insure your surgery.

Multitenant Residential Intercom Systems

We are familiar with intercom systems fitted within a single home for security purposes. A multitenant residential takes the requirements to a whole new level. The first obvious difference is the enormous size of the property (a larger number of units) that needs to be supervised. Thus, you need an intercom system that is built to function in this set up.

Multitenant residential intercom systems allow people in different areas of the building to communicate with each other via a centralized set up. It includes intercoms installed at various entry and exit points that relay messages and calls back and forth, ensuring security much in the same way that a single-dwelling intercom system does.

Depending on the model you choose, you can enjoy audio or video or audio and video surveillance. An intercom system with only audio features enables you to communicate only through voice communication. On the other hand, one with video features, allows you to hear as well see the person who comes knocking at your door. Monitors are installed in every apartment. Screen sizes range from 4.5 inches to 10 inches. They are connected to high-tech cameras that stream bright and clear videos to stations. Features like night vision ensures that your watchdog is on guard 24/7. You can choose from open voice tenant stations or handset types.

Some have a memory to store images, with the time and date tagged for later viewing. This can be of great help should there be need of evidence in the event of a crime or mishap. High-end systems also have a provision to alert tenants in case of an emergency and allows for safe exits.

Access control is among the important features of a multitenant residential intercom system. It is the first way to keep unauthorized visitors out. Card access is quite common in this regard. The key fob is another option. A few models do away with the card and instead require tenants to punch in a confidential code or password to gain access. In case you lose your access card, there is a provision to have it deactivated to deter misuse.

Modern multifamily residential intercom systems are also equipped to handle emergencies. This includes SOS calls to security guards should a security breach or emergency arise. There are also other features such as buttons to unlock a door remotely and elevator control (to take your guests to the right floor) once visitors have been identified.

Installing a multitenant residential intercom system shouldn’t be a hassle if you have the right heads and hands to guide you. Most of the times, even for older buildings, it is possible to install it along the existing phone lines, making it very cost effective. There is quite an extensive range of intercom systems on the market equipped to control between 500 and 1000 tenants and man around 20 entrances.

Looking for ways to up the security should be a priority for every building owner. It not only raises your property value but also shows your tenants that you truly care.

Features of a Sligh Grandfather Clock and Oiling Tips

The Sligh grandfather clock is popularly bought. It is a product made by Sligh Company, which was founded by a man called Charles R. Sligh. During those days Mr Sligh was building furniture in a small scale Grand Rapids factory. His company had some workers and its motto was ensuring high quality and excellent craftsmanship. After a few years, the company had grown and expanded to a level of global recognition. It became well known for its sligh grandfather clocks. The company has been running for four generations and it still maintains unrivaled craftsmanship.

Normally, people buy this grandfather clock for two reasons. First they buy it to know the time through out the day or night. Secondly, they buy the Sligh clock for purposes of home decoration and interior design. These clocks are hot and elegant. You are much more likely to appreciate how the clock transforms your home. However, you must take care of it properly and often. There is no expert knowledge required to safe your clock from wear and tear. In fact oiling is what the clock requires the most to facilitate the gear movement. Here are four tips to guide you on how to oil your watch:

* Buy the oil kit from the nearest clock store. Ensure that it has tools to use during application and of course the oil.

* Remove the dial to access the front plate. Then spread oil to every gear intersection and joints.

* Check the outer side of the plate. The Sligh clock has a tiny groove, which is normally called an oil sink. Put oil inside this groove to about half way.

* Moving bottom up, apply oil on all of the gear trains. You should use your clock’s instruction booklet if you do not know the areas that need oiling. Different Sligh clocks require unique oiling.

History is something shoppers do not ignore. Even if the latest Sligh clocks exist, some people still insist on buying the classic styles. These are many and they have different features. Some of the common features you are likely to discover on older versions are:

* Many clocks have stainless steel or bronze metal parts including the pivots. This is to ensure durability and elegance. These metals are not corrosive too.

* Decorative and colorful moon discs and dials. These are mainly made of brass.

* Many have lower and upper front hinged doors and other hinged doors at the side to access the movement easily.

* Many clocks have side panels made of glass.

* The clock’s pendulums are decorated at the middle and suspended by a twisted rod that looks like an ancient brass lyre.

* Most of the clocks are made of natural wood with different color schemes.

* These older version Sligh clocks feature Westminster, Whittington or St. Michael’s option chime movements. Some clocks have all the three at once.

* The clock sizes vary therefore you are likely to find your favorite.

There is a great Sligh grandfather clock for you in the market today. Your only role is to search for it seriously especially on the Internet.

How and Why Is the Inner Child Created?

What is the inner child and how and why is it created?

Hardly a new concept, it has existed in one form or another for some two thousand years and has been variably designated the “divine child” by Karl Jung, the “wonder child” by Emmet Fox, the “true self” by psychoanalyst Alice Miller, and the “inner child” itself by Rokelle Lerner.

“The child within,” according to Dr. Charles L. Whitfield’s book, Healing the Child Within (Health Communications, 1987, p. 1), “refers to that part of each of us which is ultimately alive, energetic, creative, and fulfilled; it is our real self-who we truly are.”

“(However), with the help of parents, other authority figures, and institutions,” he later states (p. 9), “(such as education, organized religion, politics, the media, and even psychotherapy), most of us learn to stifle or deny our child within. When this vital part of each of us is not nurtured and allowed freedom of expression, a false or codependent self emerges.”

As the expression, reflection, and essence of God, a person’s soul, intrinsically endowed with love, separates from Him, often forgetting his true identity in the process, and assumes human form as the first phase of his ultimately eternal life journey, by disconnecting from the eternal dimension he comes from and temporarily becoming associated with physical characteristics, a name, a personality, an address, interests, strengths, abilities, and talents.

Born into a family and, as an extension of it, a society of wounded, unrecovered adult children, he himself becomes wounded, unable to have his healthy needs met.

Considering his parents perfect, God-equivalent representations, who nevertheless create a dysfunctional, alcoholic, and even abusive home-of-origin for him, he neither understands behavior other than that to which he may periodically be subjected nor questions the sometimes demeaning, berating, and painful aspects of it, reasoning that allegedly loving parents would never deliberately mistreat him. Therefore, he receives what he believes he deserves because of his own intrinsic inadequacies and flaws as a person.

Indeed, it is his very deficiencies, which he attempts to correct, that cause the withholding of his parents’ love of him, resulting in a shift of the burden from them to him.

If they are addicted to alcohol or other substances, he further believes that his sometimes annoying and intolerable presence causes it, leading him on a fruitless path of searching for and trying to rectify the reasons he created their need for them.

“Many of us thought that we caused our parents’ addictions,” according to the Adult Children of Alcoholics textbook (World Service Organization, 2006, p. 7). “We took responsibility for their drinking and drugging, thinking we could make them stop, slow down, and eventually love us. As children, we took responsibility for our parents’ anger, rage, blame, or pitifulness.”

Fearing parental abandonment, the child, now with a distorted view of the God they represent, internalizes their projected pain and deficiency, accepting and believing that they are his own.

Looking outside of themselves to feel whole, and often significantly charged to the point that they are unable to retain their negative emotions, these boundary-poor parents transfer their emotions to their vulnerable children.

Unable to understand the dynamic they are subjected to, and consciously unaware of this transfer, they deny their parents’ deficiencies, yet internalize them themselves because of their need to stabilize them and survive, becoming infected and wounded in the process.

“Children of alcoholics and from other troubled or dysfunctional families,” according to the Healing the Child Within book (pp. 59-60), “survive by dodging, hiding, negotiating, taking care of others, pretending, denying, and learning and adapting to stay alive, using any method that works… (Other) unhealthy ego defense mechanisms… include intellectualization, repression, dissociation… reaction formation… and projection… “

And, above all, they create the inner child!

Captive and caught in a dangerous, unstable environment for some two decades during their upbringings and unable to physically flee it without, they psychically flee it within, creating, without choice and usually little awareness, an inner cocooned sanctuary by tucking themselves into the deepest recesses of their bodies to which they can periodically escape during times of particularly elevated danger. By defensively submerging or splitting themselves off within the equally deeply unconscious part of their psyches, they attempt to avoid the quickly established pattern of repeated wounding created by the parents who should theoretically be protecting them from such damaging behavior.

“When our alive true self goes into hiding in order to please its parent figures and to survive,” according to another of Dr. Charles L. Whitfield’s books, Co-Dependence: Healing the Human Condition (Health Communications, 1991, p. 5), “a false, codependent self emerges to take its place. We thus lose our awareness of our true self to such an extent that we actually lose awareness of its existence. We lose contact with who we really are. Gradually, we begin to think we are the false self, so that it becomes a habit and, finally, an addiction.”

The Adult Children of Alcoholics textbook defines the inner child as “the original person, being, or force, which we truly are” (p. 298) and the false self as “the addicted or codependent self” (again p. 298).

Contrasted with the false self, the true self is accepting, loving, giving, authentic, and expanding, and enables a person to feel alive as he pursues his life’s path.

“Our real self accepts our feelings without judgment and fear,” according to Whitfield in Healing the Child Within (p. 10), “and allows them to exist as a valid way of assessing and appreciating life’s events.”

“We don’t have to do anything to be our true self,” he continues (p. 11). “It just is. If we simply let it be, it will express itself with no particular effort on our part.”

“(But) family dysfunction drives the inner child into hiding,” according to the Adult Children of Alcoholics textbook (p. 303), “leaving states of fear that wounded the adult’s soul. While the inner child or true self can be the spark of our creativity, we must also remember the child is a deeply hurt part of ourselves.”

The inner child dynamic, resulting in adaption of the false self, is a survival-necessitating sacrifice, which comes with a price.

“Our false self is a cover-up,” wrote Whitfield in Healing the Child Within (p. 11). “It is inhibited, contracting, and fearful. It is our egocentric ego or super-ego, forever planning and plotting, continually selfish and withholding. It is envious, critical, idealized, blaming, shaming, and perfectionistic.

“Alienated from the true self, our false self is other-oriented-that is, focuses on what it thinks others want it to be… It covers up, hides, or denies feelings.”

Although it can, at times, be considered strong and even powerful, its numerous negative attributes indicate that the opposite is true, including being distrustful, fearing, self-righteous, a nurturing inhibitor, numb, empty, and the origin and voice of a person’s critical inner parents.

Whereas the true self is integral to and flows from a Higher Power, the false one is disconnected, as if it were autonomously cast adrift within the otherwise anchoring sea of souls housed by humanity. Peripheral to them, it is all-too-often on the outside looking in.

The false self sacrifice is pervasive and far-reaching. Now hidden to protect itself from the overwhelming pain of mistreatment, a lack of healthy mirroring, negative messages, and out-an-out abuse from the toxic others who form his circle, the child absorbs whatever he is told, mostly storing it in his unconscious mind.

Major relationship mental representations, according to object relation theorists, can be characterized as “part-objects,” resulting in the dichotomous perception of people as either good or bad, such as smart child or dumb child, beautiful woman or ugly woman-that is, leading to all or nothing at all thinking.

Exacerbating this phenomenon is the fact that each childhood infraction or episode of abuse results in the automatic, but subconscious original re-creation of the inner child. Unable to defend or protect himself, confront or battle his parental abuser, physically escape, or even understand the forces he is subjected to, he stuffs and swallows, without choice, the detriment and danger, fleeing within by tucking everything into his inner child pocket, necessarily producing deeper and deeper layers.

All of this results in chronic codependence.

“The cause of codependence,” according to Whitfield in his Co-Dependence: Healing the Human Condition book (p. 22), “is a wounding of the true self to such an extent that to survive, it had to go into hiding most of the time, with the subsequent running of its life by the false or codependent self. It is thus a disease of lost selfhood.”

Internally conflicted as the true self attempts to triumph and evolve over the false one, the person most likely negotiates the world unaware of the battle raging within him, as his negative ego, or the most destructive aspects of his false self, attacks his true one, ensuring that it remains submerged and that his self-esteem remains low.

Unable to deal with his traumas and grieve his losses, the person remains split, ineffective, and mostly powerless, further sparking developmental delay, arrest, or altogether failure. His emotional state is anything but positive. Confused, sad, downright depressed, and empty, he is only temporarily and briefly able to connect with his true self when impulsive and compulsive self- and other-destructive episodes serve as the release of the tension that ensures that the lid on his personal pressure cooker otherwise remains tightly shut.

“(The) absence, which is actually only hiding, of the true self,” according to Whitefield in Co-Dependence: Healing the Human Condition book (p. 33), “usually brings about a feeling of emptiness, which we may then try to fill with things outside of ourselves. By doing so doesn’t fill us in a lasting way. Only after experiencing the repeated pain of the consequences of addictions, compulsions, or other disorders, combined with the ongoing feeling of the emptiness, we are forced to look within into our true self.”

“The child has all of the mental, physical, and historical memories of the family,” according to the Adult Children of Alcoholics textbook (p. 302). “One of the surest signs(that) the inner child exists is found in the definition of the term ‘adult child.’ An adult child is someone whose actions and decisions as an adult are guided by childhood experiences grounded in self-doubt or fear… Many adult children have said they feel like a child in a grown-up body.”

Another internal conflict between the inner child, which needs safety and protection, and the outer adult, which needs to function in the world and therefore interact with others, will almost certainly form, each vying for divergent needs.

Recovery from what has become a protective strategy of negotiating life is the discovery and then gentle unearthing of the true self-representing inner child, along with the restructuring of the ego into a more positive influence to aid this process.

Tantamount to this is slowly breaking the shackles of isolation.

“Isolation is both a prison and a sanctuary,” according to the Adult Children of Alcoholics textbook (p. 82). “Adult children, suspended between need and fear, (and) unable to choose between fight or flight, agonize in the middle and resolve the tension by explosive bursts of rebellion or by silently enduring the despair. Isolation is our retreat from the paralyzing pain of indecision.”

Part of the solution is overcoming what the problem caused-namely, trusting and connecting with others after a person’s very own parents caused his initial distrust by their betrayal of him. Authority figures, their representatives, periodically and progressively also retriggered his original wound on a subconscious basis.

Nevertheless, the gradual regain of his lost trust, along with the determination of who he considers to be safe, supportive, and compassionate people, results in a slow, but steady improvement.

Another integral part of this process is self-re-parenting.

“The need to re-parent ourselves comes from our efforts to feel safe as children,” according to the Adult Children of Alcoholics textbook (p. 83). “The violent nature of alcoholism darkened our emotional world and left us wounded, hurt, and unable to feel. This extreme alienation from our own internal direction kept us helplessly dependent on those we mistrusted and feared.”

“… (But) by re-parenting ourselves,” it later states (p. 326), “we can further remove the ‘buttons’ that have been pushed by others to manipulate us or to get a reaction out of us. Through a loving parent inside, we gain greater independence from codependence. We find the skills and support we need to become independent adults.”

Coming full cycle and regaining the connection he lost, he restores his soul and makes himself whole again.

“Connecting with our inner child,” the book concludes (p. 304), “brings greater integration and moves us closer to our Higher Power” – or back to the point in our physical journey where we lost it.

Network Cabling and Installation

Have you ever wondered what it is that connects computers and networks to one another? Network cable in conjunction with the associated hardware (network switches, hubs, demarcation equipment) is responsible for computers being able to connect and transfer data across intranets (internal network) and the internet. Network cabling today is used for many other purposes besides computer networking. It can be used to carry video for security camera systems as well as video for cable TV and AV (Audio/Visual) applications. Network cabling is also used as control cable in Building Maintenance Systems and Access Control Systems. There are several different types of cables that are used for this purpose, including unshielded twisted pair, shielded twisted pair, fiber optic and coaxial. In some cases, only one type of cable is used in a network, while in other cases, many different types are used. Wireless systems are becoming more and more popular but always remember you still need network cabling for the wireless system. There is still two things that make network cabling better than a wireless network: it is much more secure and reliable.

Understanding Cable Type

Before you can really understand how cable networking works, you need to know about the various cables and how they work. Each cable is different, and the type of cable used for a particular network needs to be related to the size, topology and protocol of the network. Here is a rundown of the cables that are most commonly used for network cabling:

Unshielded/Shielded Twisted Pair – This is the type of cable that is used for many Ethernet networks. There are four sets of pairs of wires inside the cable. There is a thick plastic separator that keeps each pair isolated through the run of cable. Each pair of wires are twisted so there will be no interference from other devices that are on the same network. The pairs are also twisted at different intervals so they will not cause interference between themselves. In an application where there is a lot of Electromagnetic Interference (EMI), such as a mechanical space, you may choose to use shielded twisted pair, which has an outer shielding that adds extra protection from EMI. Category 5e, 6, 6A and 7 are the general choices today. Twisted pair cable is limited to 295′ on a horizontal run. Twisted pair cable is used for many applications. Standard station cabling for computers and VOIP phones, wireless access points, network cameras, access control and building maintenance systems are just a few. This is one of the most reliable types of cables, and when used, network failures are less common than when other cables are used.

Fiber Optic – Fiber optic cable is primarily used as backbone cable although it is being used more and more as station cable (think FIOS). By backbone cable I mean it connects Telecommunication Rooms within a space to each other. Fiber optic cable has huge broadband capacities which allow it to carry large amounts of information as super fast speeds. Fiber cables can cover great distances(hundreds of meters) as opposed to copper cable. Because these cables must work so hard and the information travels such distances, there are many layers of protective coating on fiber optic cables. Fiber cables transmit light as opposed to electrical current. Fiber optic cable requires much less power than high speed copper does. Fiber optic cable is a great choice for high speed reliable communications.

Coaxial Cable – Coaxial cable usually falls under the scope of work of the network cabling installation contractor. Coax will be used for the cable television locations within the space you are cabling. The service provider will drop off the outdoor cable at the point of entry. The contractor will run an extension (usually RG-11) to the local telecom closet within the space. The individual station runs(RG-6) will terminate on a splitter to connect to the service cable. The center of this type of cable has a copper conductor and a plastic coating that acts as an insulator between the conductor and the metal shield. This cable is covered with coating, which can vary in thickness. The thicker the coating, the less flexible it is going to be. There are a few types of terminations for coax. Compression, crimp and twist on are the three types of terminations. The best method is compression as long as they are performed correctly. Crimp terminations are also reliable and require the right tool for the particular connector you are using. I would not recommend twist on as they are not reliable and prone to problems. A few types of coax connectors are F connectors, BNC connectors and RCA connector.

Network Cabling Components

Patch panel – This is the panel where all of the station cables terminate within the Telecommunications Room. They are usually mounted on a wall mount or floor mount telecommunications rack. Typically there are 24, 48 or 72 ports on a patch panel. There are a few different styles such as angled or straight. Panels also have the option of having the 110 type pins attached to the back of the panel or you can terminate jacks and snap them into the empty panel.

Data Jack – This is the connector where each individual cable is terminated out at the station side. The jacks are snapped into a faceplate ranging from 1 to 8 ports typically. Data jacks can be terminated in a 568A or 568B pinout. Check with the customer or designer for the correct pinout.

RJ 45 Connector – The RJ-45 connector is installed on the end of a network cable. They are 8 pin connectors. The most common place to find the RJ 45 is on a cable terminating at a wireless access point. The RJ 45 is a male connector and would plug into the port on the WAP.

Wireless Access Points – These are devices that transmit network access wirelessly. Typically they are mounted on the ceiling or wall. A wireless survey would need to be performed to maximize the correct placement of WAP’s. Contrary to popular belief wireless devices STILL need to be fed with network cabling.

Cable Supports – (Commonly called J-Hooks) Cable supports are mounted in the ceiling as a support structure for your cable bundles. Main path cable supports should be mounted to the concrete deck ceiling within the space. You are no longer permitted to hang j-hooks from ceiling supports, electrical or plumbing pipe or any other system infrastructure.

Wire Managers – Wire managers are installed between patch panels and switches to manage patch cables. They serve a very important purpose as they keep law and order in a Telecommunications Room. Nothing irks me more than finishing a brand new beautiful install and having the IT group come in and not use the wire managers. It ruins the aesthetics of the job. In addition it sets a bad precedence from the birth of the Telecommunications Room that others are sure to follow.

Firestop Sleeves – Firestop sleeves are a vital part of any network cabling installation these days. Gone are the days of just banging holes into sheetrock and passing cables through. When you penetrate any firewall on a job you must install a firestop sleeve. There are specific products made for this. EZ Path and Hilti both make excellent versions in varying sizes. You can install a sleeve of EMT pipe through a wall also as long as you use firestop putty or firestop silicone to seal off all openings. This can save lives and minimize damage in the event of a fire.

Cable Labels – All cables and termination points should have a unique label. This makes installation, maintenance and troubleshooting much simpler. For a professional all labels should be computer generated. Hand written labels are just not acceptable today. 

Network Cabling Installation

Network cabling installation drawings should be designed by a BICSI certified RCDD (Registered Communication Distribution Designer). There are a few things that need to be considered.

The type of cabling solution to be implemented – The cabling vendor or customer will need to select a solutions manufacturer. Siemon, Leviton, Ortronics and Panduit are some of the more common choices. The type of cabling solution will need to be discussed. Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 6A or Cat 7 are the copper types of network cables that can be offered. The style of the racks, data jacks, faceplates, patch panels and wire managers will also need to be discussed and chosen. Make sure this is done early as lead times can be long for certain manufactures and styles.

The location of the network equipment and racks – The room where they are housed is commonly referred to as MDF (Main Distribution Frame) Data Room, Telco Room or Telecommunications Room. All cables runs need to be within 100 meters. If cable runs are going to be over 100 meters you will need to add a second Telecommunications Room. This is also called an IDF(intermediate Distribution Frame). The IDF will often need to be connected to the MDF via fiber optic backbone cabling. The MDF will house the service provider feed from the street, which will feed the network. Typically you will also find security equipment and access control equipment here. It is a better design to have all the low voltage systems housed in one location. Measure all equipment and racks that will be required based on cabling quantities. Include access control, security, electrical panels and air conditioning units. The room needs to be large enough to accommodate all equipment.

The pathways of the cable trunks above the ceilings – Cable paths need to steer clear of electrical light fixtures or other sources of EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference). Keep cable paths in accessible areas of the ceiling for future cable runs and ease of maintenance. All paths should be run above hallways or corridors and cables enter individual rooms on sweeping 90 degree turns. Install a firestop sleeve or putty for all penetrations of a fire wall. Be careful when pulling cables so as not to bend them beyond their bend radius. This will cause a failure when testing. DO NOT tie cables to ceiling hangers or sprinkler pipes. They need to be tied at least every 5′ on horizontal runs, and even more on vertical runs. J-hook supports should be anchored to the concrete deck above. Use velcro wraps every 5′ or so when finished running cable to give your cable bundles a great looking finish.

Terminating Network Cabling – When terminating cable make sure to check the floor-plan numbering to each cable label to make sure the cables are in the correct spot. If something is not matching leave that cable on the side to be “toned out” later on. Use a cable stripping & cutting tool to get a uniform cut on the cable jacket and to be sure you won’t nick the copper conductors inside. Always keep each pair twisted as tight as possible right up to the pins where you terminate the cable. This will ensure you won’t get a NEXT or Return Loss failure. Before you start any terminations inquire weather the pinout will be 568A or 568B. This will determine which order the conductors are terminated in and is very important before you start. All cables should be dressed nicely and uniform. The project manager should make a termination chart of the patch panels for the technician that will perform the terminations. This will show the back of the patch panels and where each cable gets terminated with it’s label number.

Testing your network cabling – There are a number of cabling testers out on the market. The tester we prefer to use is the Fluke DTX-1800 Cable Analyzer. This is an amazing tool. It will give you a detailed report of each cable that is tested. It tests for wiremap, insertion loss, NEXT, PSNEXT, ACR-N, Insertion Loss and many others. The best part about these new age testers is their troubleshooting skills. The Fluke will tell you where a cable is damaged and which particular conductor is damaged. If you terminated a pair out of sequence the tester will tell you which pair and on what end the error was made. The Fluke does everything but fix it for you! Most clients want to see verified test results. The new testers will provide cleaned up PDF files of the test results. These can be emailed directly to the client.

Hopefully this guide has helped you to better understand the complete system of network cabling. It is an ever changing field and we need to keep up on the latest technology to stay ahead of the curve and offer our clients the best cabling solutions. Please add your comments, suggestions or questions. Please sign up to our email list for the latest cabling news and our shared experiences from the field. You will also receive special offers on future training products before they are released. Thanks for your support.

Why You Should Be Hand Feeding Your Dog

When working with a new client, one of the first changes I make is I have them switch from bowl feeding to hand feeding. To a lot of people, it can seem like a tedious switch to make, but there are so many advantages to adopting this routine with your dog.

First of all, hand feeding reinforces a leadership dynamic and teaches your dog that all good things in life come through you. This has nothing to do with outdated ideas about the domination/submission principle – it is simply a way of re-asserting to your dog on a daily basis that you control the resources. This would include food, treats, toys, affection, attention, access to areas like the couch/bed, freedom to greet dogs and people, and any other thing/object that your dog values. When a dog understands that he doesn’t just get what he wants all the time, that he must earn what he wants, behavioral change and learning occur rapidly. On the same token, people behave better when they feel that good things must be earned – it engenders a sense of discipline, focus and desire to perform. Sound like qualities you would like to see in your dog?

A true dynamic of leadership between you (and your family members) and your dog comes in handy in many situations that you will encounter in everyday life. When you open the front door, does your dog just go darting out or does he look at you and wait for your release word? When you sit down to dinner, does your dog circle the table like a hungry shark or does he go to his bed and settle down? When you find yourself in a potentially challenging situation with another dog, does your dog take it upon himself to handle things and become reactive, or does he look to you for guidance and security? Beginning a hand feeding routine can help improve countless situations that have nothing to do with meal times, simply because the dog is learning to respect you and is understanding that you are in control.

Another benefit of hand feeding, especially during training, is that we avoid over-feeding the dog and causing nutritional imbalances. This is especially important for dogs that are naturally predisposed to putting on weight. Nutritionally speaking, many dog treats are the canine equivalent of McDonalds – full of all kinds of junk that has no business being in a dog’s regular diet. The last thing we want in training is to help the dog become psychologically and behaviorally healthy, while creating a total mess of his health. Dog treats and human food are used exclusively as high-value rewards when we are working the dog in a particularly challenging/distracting situation. Otherwise, all training rewards are the dog’s regular kibble.

There is another benefit to not over-feeding your dog that has nothing to do with nutrition. It’s a fact of life that dogs are more willing to work if they are driven by hunger… assuming food is being used as a reward. A dog that has just eaten a meal is far less inclined to work during a training session. So of course, you could just avoid ever training the dog after a meal, or you could turn the entire day into an extended meal, giving the dog opportunities to work and eat over the course of the day. Doing so creates a dog that is more consistently in ‘work mode’ and is generally more responsive to commands. It also keeps YOU in work mode, looking for opportunities to reward good behaviors that occur organically.

So, what exactly does this hand feeding business entail, you ask? It’s pretty easy once you get into the habit. You will first need a way to keep track of your dog’s daily portion of food. Grab an appropriately-sized jar, and fill the jar every morning with your dog’s food for the day. If your dog eats two cups for breakfast and two cups for dinner, for example, you would have 4 cups in the jar. This gives you an easy way to tell if you have fed the correct amount of food. Now you’re ready to begin. I suggest turning breakfast and dinner times into training sessions, 10-15 minutes a piece. You will also conduct mini 3-5 minute sessions throughout the day as needed. And be sure to bring some food along on your walks as well and stop every so often for short training interludes. You can feed each piece of kibble one at a time, or you can feed several pieces, or even fistfuls if need be. Find a routine that works for you. It may seem like a lot of work up front, but when you are training in such short intervals, you will find that it is far from time-consuming, yet has a major effect on the dog’s behavior.

Choosing Ceramic Tiles – What to Know

If you are going to buy ceramic tiles for a ceramic tile backsplash, floor tiles, wall tiles or even ceramic tiles for ornamentation there are specific factors to know in choosing which tile is best for your application. Not all tiles are created equal and the differences can determine if your ceramic tiles will hold up to the use you are putting them.

For example, low fire tiles or tiles that have only been through a bisque firing are generally less expensive but not nearly as durable as high fired tiles. Even if the tile has been glazed, it may still have only gone through one firing and very possibly only a low firing so the fact of it being glossy and colorful is no indication that the tile has the durability of a high-fired tile. Greenware – ceramics that has dried but not been fired, can be glazed with a low fire glaze and fired to a comparatively low temperature.

Such a cermic tile would not be suitable for certain applications. For example if you intend to use the tile for a backsplash, counter top or tabletop you will need a very durable tile that will hold up to frequent cleaning and in the case of a countertop or tabletop, some hard use too. Stoneware clays are the most suitable for this sort of use. Stoneware is normally fired to about cone 6 (around 2200 degrees F) and is very strong.

But in your inquiry, don’t stop with what kind of clay the tiles are made from. Glazes vary enormously and even so-called ‘food-safe’ glazes can leach out chemicals, stain and lose their color. Many manufactured tiles are poorly made and will not hold up to the uses they are marketed for. Of course, there are many quite excellent manufactured tiles too so you need to inquire to be sure. That information however may or not be readily available.

The kind of ornamentation of the ceramic tile is important too. For a ceramic countertop or tabletop, the tiles should be flat. For a backsplash the tiles can have low relief but high relief will be difficult to clean and is not generally advised.

Fireplaces, murals, mosaics and facades can be either flat, have low relief or high relief and low fire glazes are OK in these applications. Be careful though with areas that will get much use, such as around a fireplace where logs will be placed or fireplace tools will be used. Low fire tiles and glazes can crack or chip much more easily than stoneware and high fire glazes. Also, if it is an area that will require frequent cleaning, high relief may prove troublesome.

For ceramic walls in dry areas not subject to much physical contact most any type of tile and glaze is adequate. For wet areas flat tiles, low relief tiles or even high relief tiles can be used so long as they are not in a hazardous place that a body can inadvertently come into contact with them. A large frog leaping out from your shower wall at body height is probably not a good idea.

Obviously, porous tiles are not good for wet areas. So long as the tile is vitreous – has been fired to maturity such that the crystalline structure is unified – the tile or glaze is OK, however the joints between the tiles will need to be sealed. Again, the best bet here is a high fired stoneware tile with a dependable glaze.

Flooring presents other challenges, and opportunities. Clearly floor tiles must be durable so high fire stoneware is the best choice. Any kind of relief is not advised as uneven surfaces can be difficult to walk on, especially for the aged. An additional consideration with flooring tiles is slickness. A glossy glaze on a floor is not recommended. A heavily textured glaze or a matte glaze is best.

Outdoor use in cold climates demands high fired tiles and dependable glazes, especially if on horizontal surfaces. Low fire and even porous tiles can be used outdoors in cold climates if on or in a vertical surface. But you are still better off with a frost proof tile in cold climates.

Finally, there is the issue of a ceramic tile being food-safe. Many decorative ceramic art tiles are used as serving trays for a variety of hot and cold foods and it is important that these not leach out chemicals. Even a glaze said to be food-safe often is not. John Hesselberth and Ron Roy, in their book, Mastering Cone 6 Glazes demonstrate this by placing a lemon wedge on a ‘food-safe’ glazed piece of ceramics. Within hours the glaze is discolored from leaching out of the chemicals.

Unfortunately, the food-safeness of a glazed or handpainted ceramic tile is difficult to determine unless you can speak with the maker because of the fact that many glazes said to be food-safe are not. Which is one of the great advantages of handmade tiles – the ceramic artist can tell you if it is food-safe. Here at Handmade Ceramics and Fine Art Studios we make our own glazes based on the recipes tried and tested. If you can’t find out whether your ceramic art tile is OK with food you’re better off not using it for that purpose. Use it as a ceramic wall tile or if it is durable and mostly flat, for a trivet.

Similar Near-Death Experiences of Nikola Tesla and Harry Houdini

Have you ever had a near-death experience? Many who have give remarkably similar accounts. Here are two similar accounts by two of the most brilliant people in the Twentieth Century.

Nikola Tesla was one of the most gifted scientists the world has ever known. His two greatest inventions, the alternating current transformer and the magnifying transformer that became the basis for television transmission have history-making significance to the modern world. And although Marconi is credited with discovering the radio, Tesla held patents on much of the required equipment. Another familiar, if less important invention was the Jacob’s Ladder, which appeared in nearly every early Sci-Fi movie that was made into the ‘sixties. (According to some film historians, Tesla was the basis for Dracula.) Yet another invention has led to low-intensity radio transmissions used to communicate with submarines and a tracking device that would have allowed the government to follow every sub in the navy. Tesla also envisioned and experimented with innumerable other things that did not succeed because his ideas were centuries before their time.

Needless to say, Tesla was a scientific giant. But he also had uncontollable visions that could be described as hallucinations. These visions often tormented him, but on at least occasion, they helped to save his life. As a child he was swimming in the river near his hometown in Croatia. To impress his friends he dove and swam underwater to a diving dock some distance away from the shore, intending to swim under it and emerge where his friends couldn’t see him. He swam until he was sure he was clear of the dock and came to the surface. He banged his head on a beam under the dock. He swam farther and came up again, and hit his head once more. Now out of breath, he had a vision of the entire foating dock and realized that he could come up to a point between the slats and breathe that way. Luckily for him, the strategy worked. It still took him many attempts before he reached open water.

A similar event occurred in the life of Harry Houdini who did one of his escapes from a strait-jacket after being lowered, in chains, through a hole bored in the frozen Detroit River. He easily escaped the strait-jacket and the chains and was paddling toward the surface toward the hole. To his horror, the hole wasn’t above him. The current had carried him down the river and he had no idea where the escape hole was located. His chest was heaving for lack of air and he had resigned himself that he would drown. Instead, he saw a brilliant light over his head and swam for it. He found his ahead above water, but not at the hole. He had climbed into a natural air pocket. Able to breathe, he fough the current to return to where he found the chain and strait jacket. After two more trips back to his air pocket, he located his escape and emerged.

Both men had several more close escapes in their lives. Both died under unusal circumstances, though not the ones you might imagine. Houdini liked to dare people to punch him in his stomach. He would tense up his muscles and the blow never did any harm. On one occasion, the puncher caught him unready. Houdini doubled over in pain. The blow had ruptured his appendix, which was on his right side rather than his left. Tesla was run down by a motorist in 1943 while crossing an uncongested street.

Life is strange, isn’t it?

Types of Schmidt and Bender Scopes

Schmidt & Bender is a German company that is known for its high quality optical glasses. It is one of those rare companies that do not manufacture various kinds of optical devices. It, rather, specializes in manufacturing riflescopes. Another USP of Schmidt and Bender scopes is that these are hand assembled. The kind of quality and precision that they offer is exceptional. Countries, like, Hungary place special orders with this company. The uniqueness in these riflescopes lie in their precision and the way they ensure good quality for each product. This makes the S%B products one of the best in the industry.

Features of Schmidt and Bender Scopes

Thus some of the features that are constant in every Schmidt and Bender Scope are:

High quality optical device


Ideal for Close shots with high magnification

Illuminated reticles

Impressive focal point

Suitable for both short and long range huntings

Types of Schmidt and Bender Scopes

As far as types are concerned, these are the following collections that is offered by Schmidt and Bender:

Classic product line for hunting.

Exos Line for hunting

Stratos line for hunting

Zenith product line for hunting

Police Marksman (PM) product line for the military and law enforcement

Police Marksman II (PM II) product line for the military and law enforcement

MILITARY MK II product line for the military

Description of Different Types of Schmidt and Bender Scopes

Let’s start with the Exos range. This range of rifle scopes generally exceed the 8X zoom and comes with exclusive technical features like the FlashDot reticle or the CC mode. This model is suitable for being used for both long and short range huntings. The CC mode provides a handle on the parallax. It sports an elegant design and has unique functionality. Even at low magnifications, this scope can be perfectly used for accurate viewing.

Next on the list is the Stratos line that is ahiled as the next generation rifle scope. It sports innovative technology with 5X glass zoom. You can also adjust the lighting within the scope manually. These adjustments will depend on the personal preference of the hunters. Armed with the FlashDot technology of lighting, the Stratos line has brilliant optics provide a constant contrast with the entire field of view at differing magnification ranges.

The Zenith line is probably the best model suitable for hunting. Their slim appearance and aesthetic appeal are some of the USPs of this model. This model too is provided with FlashDot technology. In fact this technology was first introduced in this range. The change from the smallest to the largest magnification on a 180 ° rotation of the magnification was first introduced in Zenith scopes. Presently it offers 4 different kinds of glasses.

The Classic Range is one of the oldest and finest model offered by Schmidt and Bender. It has faced tremendous development and a facelift in the recent past. their robust build ensure that these can be used in the toughest hunting conditions. Thus, these are quite popular with the passionate hunters.They offer the riflescopes with constant variable magnification.

PM II High Power, PM II Ultra Short and Police Marksman riflescopes are perfect for military and other defence personnels. For precision from extremely long distances, these are perfect pieces. Sporting high end technology these are perfect for identifying distant targets.

Thus, the Schmidt and Bender scopes provide a wide variety of chance for the serious shooters and hunters. Over the years they have developed a reputation for themselves and are still going strong.

Top 15 Pet Gate FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) When Buying a Pet Gate

Everyone that’s in the market to buy a pet gate starts to quickly accumulate a list of questions about all the different types of gates. Sometimes the questions can get to be too much. So here’s a list of those questions and some answer to help you decide what you need to do.

1. What are the measurements of each style of gate?

Although similar in dimensions, the gate measurements of each style will vary by manufacturer by up to several inches in widths and heights. The Product details sheet will have that information.

2. Are there gates that open wider than 72 inches?

No. The maximum opening most gates will provide a barrier for is 72 inches, which is wider than most safety gates on the market. For larger openings 2 gates would be appropriate.

3. Can any style of gate be used at the top of a staircase and be mounted to the spindles? They all look like they can.

The only gates that should be used at the top of a staircase are designated as a “Stairway Gate. These gates have special hardware or mounting cups for correct installation. This will often include special hinges so that it can only open one way. The gate should never be allowed to open over the stairs! This is an extreme safety hazard.

4. Do all the styles of gates come in multiple styles and colors?

Most styles of the pet gates come in black and white. If a particular style comes in a wooden configuration it may come in cherry, oak, light oak, natural, maple or others.

5. My dog chews everything. What Pet gate should I buy?

At first impulse a metal gate comes to mind. But dogs can still chew this type of gate and hurt or break their teeth. So when you look for a metal gate, get one that has slats instead of a narrow mesh. It’s a lot more difficult for them to chew on. Stay away from plastic gates in this situation. Not only will they chew it up but they may swallow the pieces and cause problems you aren’t even aware of after they do it.

6. What if there is a baseboard in the way?

If you’re mounting the gate to an area where there is a baseboard, then take a small piece of wood, (I wood paint it to match the wall, the same thickness of the baseboard and put it behind the upper adjustment screw or mounting bracket you are using. Remember to keep the gate parallel to the floor for the smoothest operation of the gate possible.

7. Can I mount a gate to drywall without any wood trim?

You can but it is important that you find a wooden stud located behind the drywall so you have a good mounting surface for any bracket screws you may need to use.

8. There is a slight angle where I intend on installing the gate. What do I do now?

Using a gate that either has or can use an “Angle-Mount” hardware kit is just the thing. This kit is designed specifically for this purpose.

9. What does “JPMA Certified” mean?

This stands for Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association. If you see this certification stamp it means that the gate has also been tested and approved for use around children according to the standards of this organization.

10. I have a big pet an a small one. Do any gates have a door so the little one can pass through?

Yes Carlson Mfg. is the only pet gate manufacturer that has a built-in pet door that permits smaller pets to pass through while others stay put.

11. I want to use my gates in several rooms but the door frames are different widths. Do I need specially sized gates for each on?

No you don’t. An extension gate, pressure mounted gate of a free standing gate can either be adjusted for each individual doorway or the free standing gate can be made to close off the widest opening and them be used for any of the widths.

12. I’m pretty much all thumbs. Are these gates easy to install in my house?

No matter what gate you buy they are all very easy to install. The simplest form of gate is the free standing. As the name implies there is no installation. Once you assembled it you just place it in position. The pressure mount gate used an adjustable swing arm or adjustable thumb wheels to create the pressure. The only gates that require true installation are the ones requiring mounting hardware. These gates use hardware mounting screws that attach the gate to a wall, doorway or frame.

13. These extension panels, what are they for?

Although Pet Gates come in lots of shapes and sizes you may find yourself in a situation where you need a little bit wider gate than what come in a standard purchase. In this case an extension gate would be in order. By adding an extension panel you’ll be able to fit it in that space you just measured. Typically you can use up to 2 extensions, but considering they come in widths from 5″ up to 24″ you shouldn’t have a problem finding the size you need.

14. I see all these different gates but I don’t want to climb over them. What gate should I use?

The best gate for this situation is a hand free operated gate. One of the most popular gates sold is the The First Years Hands Free, Foot Pedal Operated Pet Gate with Extension. This is absolutely the best choice for what you are describing.

15. What about safety considerations? Are there any I need to be aware of?

I suggest you read a listing of PET GATE SAFETY FACTS for answers to your questions.

Hopefully these Q&A’s will help make your decision process a little easier. Remember, you can always call the manufacturer of a particular gate you may want.

60 MPH Road-Worthy Electric Scooters – Top Three Reasons One Should Be in Your Garage Right Now!

Today’s electric scooters are not your Dad’s scooters of old – they’re hip, economical and “Green” modes of transportation. Electric scooters have a range of about 60 miles, a 3-5 hour charge time, and a top speed of just over 60 miles per hour. What a relief to “scoot” past the Pain at the Pump, while reducing noise and air pollution at the same time!

However, why should you want one, you ask! There are countless reasons, but I promised you the “Top Three.” Here goes:

1. Never fear Gas Shortages! In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike those of us in states that didn’t get a direct hit still felt its fury at the gas pump! With refineries in the Gulf Coast being damaged and pipe lines down, we in the Southeast of the nation had gas supplies dwindle to nothing! No fuel was to be found, and gas stations ran dry. News reporters would broadcast where a fuel truck was expected to make a delivery, and people would flock to that one lone station – with lines stretching at times up to a mile. As in any panic situation, tempers flared and chaos ensued. Police were called in to patrol gas stations and keep the peace. But the people were desperate – they had to get back and forth to work, so many waited in lines for up to 2 hours or so – and even then, there was no guarantee that the pump would still be running when their turn finally came. We in Atlanta endured these fuel shortages for about one month. I vowed, “Never again.” With an electric scooter, you never have to be at the mercy of bad weather or the gas pump again. Just charge your scooter for 3 to 5 hours, and you can motor about 60 miles or so with no waiting in line for hours!

2. Never Fear Gas Prices! Now let’s take the situation above and say you waited in line for those 2 hours and were fortunate enough to get gas. Well, you feel like you won the lottery, right! You’d better have won the lottery – with gas anywhere from $4.20 a gallon up to over $5.00 per gallon in some areas- you’d need the winnings just to pay the tab. On one hand, you are just grateful you found the gas – but on the other, you have just spent the equivalent one-week’s worth of groceries for a tank of gas! With an electric scooter, the cost to operate it is less than 25% of the cost to run a gasoline-powered motor vehicle. Imagine the savings. The scooter charges in about 3- 5 hours (running about 40 cents per “fill up”) which averages out to about a penny per mile! It is brilliant.

3. Hug a Tree! Finally, my new motto is “Park your car, and help save the environment.” The planet wins hand down with the electric scooter – scooter emissions are about 1/10th that of the Hybrid Prius and about a whooping 1/30th of an SUV. (The power plant that charges the scooter generates the emissions. The scooter has no actual emissions!) It probably won’t become your main means of transportation, of course, but for those quick trips around town or to the city, take the scooter and erase one more carbon footprint.

You never again have to be held hostage by unforeseen weather emergencies that threaten the fuel supply, while at the same time; you can run your scooter for pennies a mile, scooting past the pain at the pump When you throw in the ecological advantages of using your scooter as opposed to a gas-powered engine, you have the Trifecta of reasons why you, too, should own a Electric Scooter. It will be a Win-Win situation for your wallet and the Environment.

Importance of Kaizen Approach in Current Market Scenario

The challenge of globalization has magnified the economy of most of the developed and developing nations. Globalization has created new complexities in every industry and thus requires new strategies and unique approaches. Have you ever thought why some countries have higher economic growth rates than others? Or why some industries grow at a faster pace and more constantly than any other industry? Perhaps the answer could be they all believed in constant changes for better improvement in order to survive against the competition.

The business world has changed dramatically in the last couple of years and the biggest challenge that most business managers/ entrepreneurs or any business are facing these days is to implement and adopt change programs. The business has become more competitive and no one can deny from the fact that today the requirement to improve the quality and productivity is one of the highest priorities in business management. This is where “Kaizen”, comes into picture and plays a vital role. Kaizen has been derived from the fusion of two Japanese words: “Kai” and “Zen”, it stands for “Change” and “Good” and defined as nonstop enhancement or improvement. In simple terms it means constant analysis to have a better performance. Invented and developed in Japan, this Kaizen approach helped many firms all across the globe to achieve better operational excellence and improve their productivity.

Designed to achieve better quality at low cost and on-time delivery of products, Kaizen generally focus on defining standards and then repeatedly following those standards to get better and maximum output. This is an approach that strives toward achieving perfection by eliminating waste. Moreover, it encourages a better communication between different departments through Total Quality Management. Apart from this, Kaizen approach also focuses on complete productive maintenance and pay attention on getting the highest utility by effectively utilizing the present technologies.

The most important highlight of Kaizen approach is that involves every single employee within an organization starting right from senior managers to the bottom line employees, and makes every person working there, feel the company as something personal. This indirectly helps in improving the individual performance and motivates them to deliver better output. With every employee is looking for ways to make improvements, an effective Kaizen approach can lead to have better results like:

1) It helps in decreasing the waste in areas such as inventory, transportation, and over production.

2) It focuses on discovering problems at their source and solving them at their source, and if in case a situation arises where one needs to change the standards, it further helps in changing the standard so that the problem can be solved.

3) It helps in positive space utilization and better use of production capacity, capital and employee retention.

4) Kaizen can be easily implemented by effective and well planned elimination or transformation of existing procedures

5) It focuses on creative investments and small improvements instead of large capital investments and thus provides immediate results.

No doubt if we observe the current market scenario, by following the Kaizen approach any organization can indeed achieve and develop an organized work place with disciplined employees. Making the appropriate and correct use of skills of your employees to further improve the competitiveness can greatly contribute towards the growth of your business; standardize the working culture and measure all possible metrics to attain the best market result.

In recent years Kaizen as a new concept has been applied into many organizations, manufacturing and service companies. Thus, if any company is looking to improve its productivity at lower costs, and planning to maintain or achieve a sustainable growth rate, then Kaizen is definitely one of the answers.

The Two-House Teaching in a Nutshell

What is the “Two-House Teaching”? It is known by several names, both positive and disparaging. It is called “Two-House Thealogy”, the “Two-House Doctrine”, the “Two-House Ideology”, the “Two-House Movement”, the “Two-House Heresy”, the “Ephraimite Movement”, the “Ephraimite Fallacy”, and the “Ephraimite Error”, but it would be more accurately called the “Two-House Reality”.

The Reality in a Nutshell

The Two-House Teaching is called the “TWO-House” Teaching because the House of Jacob (Israel) was unfortunately divided at its onset. The Division goes all the way back to the conundrum Jacob found himself in while living with his Uncle Laban. Jacob had tricked his brother Esau shortly before to obtain the birthright blessings of Isaac. Later, Jacob reaps from that trickery by being tricked himself. He ends up having to marry two wives, Rachel and Leah. Those two (and their individual concubines) gave him sons who never fully united into one cohesive family. Rachel gave birth to “Joseph”, the name later applied to the Northern Kingdom of Israel, where the “House of Joseph” was sometimes attributed to 10-Israel (what later became known in legend as “the 10 Lost Tribes”). Leah gave birth to “Judah” and it was his descendants that the Southern Kingdom of Judah would later be derived. This division can also be seen even after King David united them all under one banner, where the troop censuses were always done separating or attributing those of “Israel” and those of “Judah”.

Jacob’s youngest son, Benjamin, would eventually and maybe prophetically become the bridge between the divide. Benjamin was the only full brother of Joseph, but Benjamin’s descendants largely dwelt within the population of Judah and were assimilated into the Kingdom of Judah. The best example of this family bridge being manifested is in the life of the Apostle Paul, who was a Benjamite (Philippians 3:5) of the Kingdom of Judah. He has been called by many to be the “Apostle to the Gentiles”, bringing them the message of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus). More with that connection in a moment.

Why is the Two-House Teaching significant to you and the world?

The House of Joseph (10-Israel) consists of more than just legend or fairy tales. In another article (The Promise of Hebrew Multitudes), I list a myriad of Prophetic Scripture promises made directly to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Ephraim… where in no uncertain terms they are “unconditionally” promised to be fathers to great multitudes (i.e. “the sands of the sea”). More specifically, Ephraim was promised that his descendants would become “fullness of the nations/peoples/GENTILES/goyim” (Genesis 48:19). What that means is somewhat debatable unless you consider all the other promises given to him and his ancestral line.

This is where we return to the Apostle Paul. As I said before, he was the “Apostle to the Gentiles”, or at least that is the phrase we inherit from English translations of the Christian NT. But he was actually going and wanting to go to the “Goyim”, the known areas where “Ephraim” (the Fullness of the Goyim) had been scattered and/or deported prior to, during, and after the Assyrian Captivity of the House of Israel (Joseph) between 740-722BCE. Paul was obeying the instruction of Yeshua (Jesus) to go “rather to the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel” (Matthew 10:6). And Paul being a Benjamite, a descendant of Benjamin, had a profound and intimate connection with the Goyim of scattered Ephraim (Benjamin’s nephew). He knew that the Death and Resurrection of Messiah was an important and ONLY doorway for Ephraim to return to the Father and return to the Commonwealth of Israel.

In our present time, this prophetic “REALITY” of Ephraim’s descendants is important because it means Jacob’s house is much larger than what is internationally known and accepted to be: that is, “the Jews”. It also turns on its head the shallow Bible exegesis of many theologians (both Jewish and Christian)… and has profound ramifications even with the current Middle East Peace Process… where Palestinian Muslims claim they have a “right of return” to “their” lands that “those” Jews took from them. In reality, there is a much larger population descending from the House of Joseph who have a much older and prophetic “right of return” and the Prophets indicate 10-Israel WILL indeed return (for example: see Ezekiel 37 and Zechariah 10). The international community and their leaders have no clue that the Jews largely only represent the House of Judah, and most of them would probably rather not know or understand that reality. The situation is overwhelming complicated for those charged with Political Correctness, and in fact, the return of Ephraim (10-Israel) to the Land of Israel will not happen by the mere efforts of men anyway. The Orthodox Jews don’t want Ephraim there unless they convert to their Orthodoxy and the Palestinian Muslims certainly don’t want them there.

So… while Ephraim awakes (Luke 15:17) he must also painfully wait… for the appearing of Elijah (Malachi 4) before the restoration happens, where the Two-House Reality becomes a One-House Reality.

A Blissful Journey

Travelling is an appealing experience wherein you can experience new adventures and enjoy new places. It also gives you a joy of exploring new things, meeting up with new people and tasting different cuisines. Through travelling, you will also have a chance to know yourself better and appreciate the beauty of life.

I love travelling and explore new places. It excites me. It relaxes me and it gives me independence.

I was a cultural exchange student in Europe for 4 years and I was able to visit 10 cities.

My most favorite city is Paris. I love the architectural design of their buildings and the amazing Eiffel Tower. I travelled together with friends and celebrated my birthday at the City of Love. We did canal tour and took pictures of some other beautiful sceneries. We also visited The Notre Dame, Sacre Couer, Arch de Triumph, Champ Elysees and the walking street. French macarons are also the best from Laduree. And of course, the very delish croissant from France.

Are you craving for tasteful pasta with pesto and stone baked pizza? Then, go to Italy and enjoy their Italian cuisine.My best friend and I love to take adventures together. We went to Milan, Italy. I am amazed how beautiful Duomo is. Italian artists were talented and full of amazing ideas. We also took a walk inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle II where you could see signature brands like Prada, Louis Vuitton and much more. It is an arcade lined with elegant shops, bars, and restaurants. Inside are mosaics with the symbols of the cities of Italy. Italians consider it good luck to stand on the testicles of the bull and we actually did it.

After a day of exploring Milan, we took a train going to Verona, Italy.

Verona is just a small city and known as the city of Romeo and Juliet. We had a chance to see Juliet’s balcony and her statue. I and my best friend rubbed Juliet’s breast because that said it is a sign of good fortune. From Verona, we took a train again going to Venice, Italy. Venice is the beautiful and interesting place to go to. Standing in the middle of Piazza San Marco with a dove on my hand is an amazing experience. We took a trip down the Grand canal through a water bus. Venetians are taking water taxis to go to another island to buy things they need. Venetian cuisine is also the best with their delicious thin crust pizza and fettuccini with pesto.

Indeed, to travel is a blissful journey and a story to tell. Life is short to be spent in 4 corners of your room. Pack your bags up, invite a friend, plan a memorable trip and make a story of a lifetime.

Isolateral Exercise – What is it and Why is it Beneficial? The Answer is Here!

Isolateral exercise is a technique that is used in strength and fitness training to work one particular side of the body at a time rather than trying to train both sides at once. For instance, if you are used to doing traditional push-ups then a more isolateral based movement would be to execute a one-arm push-up. This a great way to maximize the strength on that one side of the body.

So why do people do isolateral-based movements? Well to start, when considering developing a highly effective strength and conditioning program one must include isolateral based movements in their program to optimally develop symmetry and equal total-body strength. There are basically 2 benefits to executing this type of movement. The first is that you allow the working side of the body to lift the weight or resistance on its own without any assistance or compensation from the other side. This allows for a greater increase in strength independently on each side of the body.

The second benefit includes a transfer of strength, or cross transfer, from the working side of the body over to the side that isn’t executing the lift at that particular time. This is why it is still beneficial to train the body, if possible, even during an injury. Your body can still benefit from exercise even if you aren’t training a particular body-part. An example here would be that if a person broke their right arm and that arm is in a sling, then it can’t perform any tasks. However, the left arm can. Doing something as common as arm curls with the left arm can cross transfer strength over to the injured right arm.

So now you know what isolateral exercise is and how it works. You are beginning to learn the secrets of strength and exercise!