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Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Three Basic Types of Residential Foundations

The Three Basic Types of Residential FoundationsThere are three basic types of foundations in use today in the construction of a home.

Slab Foundations

A slab foundation is a foundation built directly on the soil with no basement or crawl space. Slab foundations are common in areas where soil conditions are not suitable for a basement, and are the most common foundation found in warmer areas such as Florida, Arizona, California and Texas, or anywhere where the depth between the soil and stable underlying rock is very shallow. Slabs are the quickest and cheapest foundation because they require less labor, skill and materials cost. They consist of a concrete slab that is typically 6 to 8 inches thick. Embedded within the slab is a grid of supporting ribbed metal rods known as "rebar." Even in locations where basements are prevalent, slab foundations are typically laid to serve as the base for structures like garages, pole barns, and sheds. Slabs are the least expensive of the three main foundation types but provide no storage or utility space, as the home actually sits directly on a large platform of solid concrete. Slabs have the disadvantage of being difficult and expensive to repair when they settle and crack, and plumbing lines that protrude from the soil upward through the concrete can also be expensive to repair. In areas where the underlying soil is thick or prone to excessive expansion and contraction, cables are embedded which can be tightened to provide better horizontal support and minimize the width of cracks.

Crawl Space (Pier and Beam) Foundations

A pier and beam foundation consists of either vertical wood or concrete columns (piers) that support beams or floor joists above the ground. The areas between the soil and the bottom of the house floor is known as the crawl space. These foundations are built either at ground level or over a shallow excavation that varies in depth, but is commonly about 36 to 40 inches deep. The best crawl space foundations have a load-bearing concrete perimeter wall and concrete or steel piers, both having footings below the freeze line of the soil, along with a good barrier over the soil to keep moisture under control. Less expensive versions have no load-bearing perimeter walls, piers with shallow footings, and no moisture barrier at all over the soil. Crawl spaces that enclosed by a wall or by skirting must have vents on every side to allow air to circulate and help keep the soil dry under the home. These vents must be configured to prevent the entry of rodents and snakes. Crawl space foundations are most often used in areas where there is heavy clay content in the soil that can severaly damage (crack) slab foundations, or in waterfront or flood prone building sites where the necessary floor height to prevent water penetration of the living space must be higher than a slab can normally provide. The primary advantages of crawl space foundations are that plumbing lines are readily accessible for repairs, and foundation settlement problems are easier and less expensive to correct than with slab foundations. A primary disadvantage occurs when these foundations are not properly maintained or are constructed without adequate ventilation, allowing water or pests to cause damage. Crawl space foundations without adequate insulation applied to the bottom of the house floor can be very energy inefficient in a cold climate.

Basement Foundations

A basement is a type of foundation which includes an accessible space between the soil and the bottom of the first floor of a home. This foundation provides living space below the home, below the ground elevation. It is basically a slab foundation with walls and a floor. Basements are most often built in cold weather climates such as the Northeast, Midwest and Rocky Mountains, and in places where the cost of excavation is not prohibitive. Basements start with a hole approximately 8 feet deep, however, some homeowners will opt for a 9 or 10 foot deep basement wall to increase height and volume of useable space. The floor and walls are built, then the house itself is built over that. Basement foundations have the advantage of providing useful space for utilities, mechanicals systems, and storage not available in the previous two types of foundations. The primary disadvantage of basements is that because they are mostly below ground level, they are vulnerable to leakage, mold formation, and flooding. Basements in wet climates must always have a working drain and pump in the floor to combat flooding.

Friday, January 4, 2019

The Keys to a Long Lasting Marriage

The Keys to a Long Lasting MarriageThere isn't a marriage or relationship that doesn't go through a hard time at one point or another. It's never rosy and smooth-going all the time. Therefore, you may need help in your relationship at some point in time. There are a lot of factors responsible for the negative impacts on marriages. However, you can acquire or learn some skills/ virtues that can help you unravel the puzzles in healthy ways. There are keys that can help you achieve a lasting marriage.

If you notice a looming problem in your relationship, don't pretend everything is fine. Don't overlook the present issues and impending problems. Take the necessary steps immediately and make the required adjustments that will get your relationship back on track and make your marriage an "Until death do us part" affair"!

What are the requisite ingredients that guarantee a long lasting union? Successful and long-lasting marriages have features and qualities that enable the partners to go through turbulent times and the good times together. One of the keys to an enduring relationship is maintaining a flexible and positive attitude. Another key is the readiness to strike a balance in your activities (not letting one thing suffer because of another) and more importantly, being open with each other and also having the willingness to adjust or make changes when necessary.

To achieve a successful and long-lasting union, you must also learn to build effective communication between each other. This is beyond mere talking. The ability to listen to your spouse with your heart and not let anything distract you is a good skill that can maintain and sustain a healthy relationship. For instance, it's not a good practice to have your eyes glued on the television set or a magazine when your partner is trying to talk to you. You should pay attention and return to whatever you were doing after.

The use of proper words and phrases helps in the building of relationships and marriages. Words or phrases such as I'm sorry, please, dear, I love you, forgive me, and, it's my fault, etc., are brief but powerful words that can soften your partner's heart. Avoid words that are associated with blame and words that generate strife and squabbles. Learn to always resolve issues in your marriage as soon as they arise. Don't postpone or pile up issues while grievously nursing them in your mind. Face issues squarely as they arise, but in a gentle and conservational manner. This helps clear up the atmosphere and re-establish love in the home.

Don't use sex to punish your partner. This is very dangerous as it can create an opportunity for infidelity and cheating. Address your partner's fault by calling attention to the supposed wrong-doing and move on with your sex and love life without any interference. Also learn to create quality time for each other. Do things together, such as eating, walking, swimming, etc., and learn to appreciate each other always.

There are other things you can do along with these basic and major keys to have a long- lasting marriage. If you work hard, you can achieve unparalleled success in your relationship.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The First Time I Thought I Might Like To Write

The First Time I Thought I Might Like To WriteThe first time I thought of writing an article was when I saw an advertisement promotion about, 30 in 30 challenges, on the Internet after I signed up with Street Articles during the year 2013. The promotion stated that after completing 30 articles in 30 days I would be awarded the software program called Traffic Explosion 3.0 The new rules to internet marketing. I clucked and said to myself Traffic Explosion 3.0, you are already my prize. After I signed up and I received words of welcome and encouragement via my email from Kyle & Carson, who are the Founders of Street Articles.

From I was a child I had the mental concept of taking on any challenge from anyone at any time and refuse to believe that I cannot fail at whatever I will do until I tried, and so I accepted the challenge. This is going to be a piece of cake or a walk in the park, I thought at the time. However, before this I have never written an article before in my life.

The first article I wrote was entitled What it is like to have a broken heart, and it was accepted and published. This achievement created a wonderful feeling of warmness that glowed within me and I felt as if I was walking on air. After engaging my family and receiving a few pats on the back, and words of congratulations from Carson, I started making plans for article number two.

Issues of Photographs, was my second article and while undertaking this assignment I had to engage in a bit of research and reading to acquire some knowledge of the topic. After making use of some of the information and contributed an adding 50% of my imagination to the success at getting the job done and got to focus on number three.

What seemed like a piece of cake, before become a nightmare, after my completion of the article How to reduce the Aging process. It was rejected by Kyle or Carson, who informed me of the horrible news. During a careful examination of my work, I failed to locate the so-called mistakes that I made. However, I touched and dressed it up a bit and after observing the work, I thought to myself, I am the man, and patted myself on the head, then I sent it off. The next day I was filled with delight because I know in my heart that I had sorted out the issues, but upon viewing my email, which said that it was rejected for the second time.

I ventured in vexation while scratching my head wondering what I done wrong to deserve another rejection.

The rules of the 30 in 30 challenge stated that one article should be completed per day for 30 days. If an article got rejected that means you have to complete two articles for the day and in the case of rejection two times in a row means four articles for the day. Consider that I was just a beginner, a new writer who was just learning the rope. I fixed the article and sent it off for the second time and the next day I received an email from one of the Founders, with the announcement that I failed again. This was not the grand news I was hoping for.

I fell in a rage and turned my back on my computer for a total of five days. After the fifth day, I mustered up the courage and surfed to Street Article to view the rules and regulations and there I spotted the mistakes that I made in my third article. Under the heading of the title Communicating within Street Article Is Power, which is on the page, blog Street Article, the section that states (4) Be helpful. When we write articles we should ensure that it is beneficial and helpful, in so doing the content will be appreciated plus and the more engagement and feedback one receive is the better one become at writing.

While, crafting my third article I lost my way by forgetting that the majority of individuals who venture online do not do so just for the pleasure of reading but they are mainly seeking articles that can be helpful to them such as those that offering encouragements and solve problems that they encounter on a daily base. This is one vital rule to keep in mind always.

Kyle and Carson, I extend my sincere thanks to you both for this experiences and I am very grateful for the creation of Street Articles for living up to its motto Where, Writers Become Authors and for the opportunity extended, the encouragements and challenges. I may not be an excellent writer but in due course I will get there, for the more one practice is the better one become. To all who which to master the craft of writing, the best teacher can be yourself with practice but always ensure that you follow the rules and regulations from the guidance and instruction of the masters.

Monday, December 31, 2018

The Best Paper Shredder How to Choose the Shredder Thats Right For You

The Best Paper Shredder How to Choose the Shredder Thats Right For YouYou already know you need a paper shredder. Buzz words like identity theft protection and HIPAA and FACTA compliance have been floating around long enough to catch your attention. You want to keep yourself, your employees and your customers from being counted among the more than 900,000 victims ofidentity theft each year. Now what? With hundreds of shredders on the market how do you choose the right shredder for your individual needs?

Answering a few simple questions about your shredding needs will give you the necessary tools to find the paper shredder that's right for you.

* How many people will use the shredder every day? Will it be the members of your household or will it be your entire staff or department?
* How much paper will you shred in a day? This will be partly determined by the number of people using the same shredder and may vary from one sheet to hundreds of sheets.
* How large is the paper you will most commonly be shredding? The throat of a shredder is the opening documents must fit through and varies in size from a standard 9 throat to a wide 16 or larger throat.

* What level of security are you looking for? Strip cut, cross cut, confetti cut and CD shredders all offer different levels of security by shredding paper, CDs, credit cards or floppy disks into long strips, small pieces, or unidentifiable particles.

Paper shredders are broken up into categories based on their power and capacity. The most common classifications are home, office, commercial or departmental and industrial. Within these categories you can also find specialty CDshredders and high security shredders. The following categories break down paper shredders according to the features listed above.

Home Paper Shredders

If all you have to shred are personal bank statements, receipts, cancelled checks and some junk mail, you need a personal home shredder. Designed for light use, a home paper shredder typically accommodates the light duty shredding needs of one to two people and accepts 3 to 10 sheets of standard sized paper at once. Home paper shredders are available in strip cut and cross cut models. Strip cut shredders quickly shed documents into long strips of paper. A cross cut shredder typically shreds fewer sheets of paper at a slower rate, but offers more security, leaving nothing larger than a 2 x 1/4 piece of paper. Home paper shredders are available with durable cutting heads that accept staples and paper clips and are often no larger than a small trash can.

More and more families are using paper shredders in their homes and manufacturers are striving to make home paper shredders child-safe by installing smaller openings and adding off switches. Fellowes has come out with a light duty shredder with "safe sense" technology that will keep the fingers of your little ones safe by immediately stopping the shredder when the paper entry is touched. Some models also have unique safety locks to prevent the shredder from accidentally being turned on.

Office Paper Shredders

It's not only smart for small offices and small business owners to use a paper shredder, it's the law. The FACTA Disposal Law requires all businesses and employers to properly dispose of the personal records they collect from employees and consumers. HIPAA regulations require healthcare facilities and the businesses that contract with them to protect the privacy of their patients by properly disposing of records. Designed to guard againstidentity theft and to protect patient confidentiality, FACTA and HIPAA make shredding a necessity for a business of any size.

Office paper shredders are designed to meet the shredding needs of several users, typically handling up to three cases of paper per day, 10 to 35 sheets at a time. Office shredders are available with a range of throat sizes from 9 to 15 to handle paper of all sizes. Some strip cut office shredders have the ability to also shred CDs, credit cards and floppy disks. Cross cut office shredders increase the level of security by reducing your documents to pieces as small as 1/16 x 9/16.

Commercial Paper Shredders

Commercial shredders are designed to shred up to 80 sheets of paper at once. Wide throats up to 16 and larger handle paper of any size. These heavy duty shredders are available in strip cut or cross cut models and easily shred through staples and paper clips and often handle CDs,credit cards and floppy disks. Some commercial shredders are available with hoppers and conveyor belt feed systems to automate the shredding of large volumes of paper.

Industrial Paper Shredders

In-house industrial paper shredders are designed to meet the shredding needs of several departments or even an entire facility in the most cost effective, convenient and secure manner possible. Industrialshredders are engineered for maximum performance, handling up to 140 sheets of paper at once and up to 1000 pounds of paper products per hour. With extra wide throats to handle virtually all paper sizes and high volume waste containers, industrialshredders can meet the most demanding shredding needs. These heavy duty shredders are available in strip cut, cross cut or CD shredding models. Many industrial shredders come with hoppers, conveyor belts and balers to increase efficiency and reduce the volume of waste produced.

Special industrial shredders, known as cardboard shredders, turn cardboard boxes into packing material by perforating, shredding and padding the cardboard with specially designed cutting mechanisms.

CD Shredders

Designed to safely shred CDs, DVDs, credit cards and floppy disks with specially hardened solid steel cutting cylinders, CD shredders are essential for secure digital data disposal. CD shredders vary in terms of power and capacity from light office duty CD shredders all the way up to industrial heavy duty CD shredders. When choosing a CD shredder, first determine whether you need an office, commercial,high security or industrial shredder, then choose a CD shredder from the appropriate category. CD shredders are available in strip cut and commercial size cross cut models to meet your specific security needs.

High Security and Government Use Paper Shredders

When you have top secret documents to dispose of, a high security shredder offers superior shredding security by reducing documents to unreadable particles. To receive the classification of high security, a shredder must be able to reduce a letter sized document to 6,000 pieces or more. For even more security, Level 6 NSA and CSS approvedshredders are required to reduce a letter sized document to 12,000 particles or more. Due to the extremely small shred size, high security shredders typically only accept up to 14 sheets of paper at once. Depending on the document size and the volume of high security shredding you have to do, you can choose a high security shredder with an office sized waste basket and standard 9 throat or a shredder with a large commercial sized waste container and wide 16 throat.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Almost Miraculous Benefits Of Orange Blossom

The Almost Miraculous Benefits Of Orange BlossomAmazing Facts About Orange Blossom
More than just being a fragrant flower, orange blossoms are known for its aphrodisiac properties. This is one of the reasons why orange flowers are placed in bridal bouquets and head dress. It is to calm the nerves of the couple before they go to bed. This tradition actually started in Southern France and orange blossom are said to symbolize joy, courage and love.

Orange blossom oil is also known as neroli oil. The word neroli came from Anna Maria de La Tremoille, an Italian Princess in the 17th century who loved using this flower because of its delicate, sensual and sweet aroma. She actually used the scent on everything, from her gloves to her stationeries.

Orange Blossom Flowers and Its Effects...
Coming form the botanical family rutaceae, orange blossoms are known for its bitter and sweet varieties that have been in used for centuries as treatment for a wide range of illnesses. Its fruity and sweet scent actually creates a very relaxing and calming effect to the body. Orange blossom oil is normally obtained through the process of steam distillation or through enfleurage.

The flowers of orange blossom create mild sedating effects on the central nervous system of an individual which makes it an excellent treatment for insomnia and anxiety. When flowers are made into tea, it makes an excellent aid to digestion and it helps in alleviating the discomforts of upset stomach. It can also be used in inducing appetite.

Orange blossom is also effective in reducing the intensity of menopausal symptoms as well as in regulating the level of blood pressure by enhancing the circulation of blood in the veins. According to research, this medicinal plant is an excellent source of essential nutrients and minerals which are beneficial to the body. These minerals include magnesium, manganese, boron, calcium, zinc, selenium, sodium, copper and potassium.

Recent scientific researches revealed that orange blossom contains antibacterial properties which help fight against pathogens such as Salmonella enterica, Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus.

Orange blossom are fortified with antioxidants which are found to be very important nowadays. Aside from its antioxidant contents, orange blossom also provides anti-cancer, anti-allergy, anti-inflammatory and immune system boosting effects. It protects the body against radical damages thereby reducing a person's risk for serious and chronic illnesses.

Orange Blossom Oil and Its Benefits
When made into oil, orange blossom oil produces a spicy, sweet and refreshing fragrance which is commonly used for massage. The orange blossom oil, which is also known as neroli oil, is said to be effective in creating healing effects to the mind and body of an individual.

Its aroma is capable of refreshing the mind thereby increasing one's creativity. It can also be used in treating hysteria and in preventing tension, stress and depression. It can even be used to treat sleeplessness or insomnia and help a person obtain adequate amount of calm and deep sleep.

When applied on the skin, it opens and cleanses the pores thereby treating inflammatory and infectious skin diseases. It can even restore the natural moisture of the skin, and treat sunburn and dry skin. Aside from treating acne and skin blemishes, orange blossom oil is also effective in promoting skin cell regeneration. It is effective in addressing several skin issues which include wrinkles as well as sensitive, mature and chapped skin. In general, orange blossom oil are claimed to be an excellent skin product as it is capable of rejuvenating and improving skin quality.

Orange blossom oil also contains antispasmodic properties which are effective in easing menstrual cramps, labour and PMS. The plant is also said to contain anti-parasitic, deodorant, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, anti-infectious and antidepressant properties.

Neroli oil is found to be effective in alleviating the symptoms of chronic diarrhoea, digestive spasms, flatulence, dyspepsia and digestive problems. It can even be used to treat headaches, palpitations, nervous tensions and shock. Some experts say that orange blossom is useful in treating varicose veins and colitis.

Also, it is helpful in regulating heart rhythm, pregnancy, circulation and promotes healing. It is also said to contain aphrodisiac properties which calm the nerves before any sexual activity. Aside from its relaxing and calming effects, neroli oil is said to contain uplifting and euphoric effects which can help in easing anger, irritability, unrest and despair.

Friday, December 28, 2018

The 5 Most Famous Escorts of All Time

The 5 Most Famous Escorts of All TimeIf Game of Thrones has taught us anything, its that prostituting yourself can lead to ruling the world.

This is true in the real world, too. Our history is full of famous escorts whove become household names.

Here are 5 people who turned tricks for money, even though their names are more mainstream than Coca-Cola.

Heidi Fleiss: The Queen of Famous Escorts

She is the most famous madame of all time. Or at least her client list was the most famous.

When she started telling her story, few people were surprised when she outed famous slime like Mickey Rourke and Charlie Sheen.

However, things were different in 2016 when she sold her black book. Her book alleged that the man who crafted your childhood, George Lucas, was a client. So was Johnny Depp.

Calamity Jane

This part of the famous gunslingers life was really downplayed on the HBO hit Deadwood. And we thank the creators dearly for that. They focused more on her life as a gunfighter, professional gambler and profane piss-tank.

She was also known to turn some tricks as a means of making money back in the day. Sort of a pioneer among our list of famous escorts.

Marilyn Monroe

Yes, one of the most famous sex symbols of all time is rumoured to have spent some time in the sex trade. She was an escort girl for the rich and powerful.

By all accounts, Hollywood in the 50s and 60s was an even dirtier place than it is today. Most of the famous actresses were also secretly famous escorts.

But its a bit more surprising when you consider how she did afterward. Were talking about one of the most celebrated beauties of all time and the icon of glamour for that era. She also (allegedly) bedded a US President and Mickey Mantle.

Russell Brand

The former Mr. Katie Perry had a rough past, as hell be the first to tell you. Now, many are debating how many details of his years before super-stardom are made up and how many actually happened.

However, Russ has gone on the record saying that while he was going in and out of rehab, he was forced to work as a male prostitute.

Hes now got an estimated net worth of about 15 million dollars. So as long as he has a savings account, he presumably wont return to that lifestyle.

Kim Kardashian

Deal with it, Kanye fans. Not only is she the most famous porn star in the world, she is also one of the most famous escorts.

Apparently her family really, really wanted her to bag a baller of any sort. Her services were offered to the Knicks Danilo Gallinari (now a Clipper).

In return, the Knick would get sex and he was told (by her family) it would be good for his career and that he would garner lots of media exposure. They were basically pimping her out to anyone who could dunk.

Later she would famously marry NBAer Kris Humphries and promptly destroy his thriving career.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Speculate And Accumulate To Improve Your Self-esteem

Speculate And Accumulate To Improve Your Self-esteemDo you ever think about how you can speculate to accumulate? Yesterday,  I was reading a short snippet in a magazine about the enormous budgets that have been spent to produce some of Hollywoods best known films. The sums of money are truly eye watering and as an outsider  you do wonder where exactly the money goes.

It is often quoted in film lore that the most expensive film ever made, accounting for inflation was  the 1963 film Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.  The production was not only famous for the relationship between the two married actors, who were not yet married to each other, or the 1 million pound salary that Taylor asked for and got, but also for all the production problems, delays and spiralling production costs.  However, the film did eventually turn in a profit, which apparently has happened to all the 20 most expensive films ever made.  The writer suggests that the old adage of having to speculate to accumulate is true.  Are they right?

Of course most of us are not in the position of being able to speculate with large amounts of money to make more especially in the current economic climate, but it did make me think how the principles that the film makers and studios  have used could be applied to different areas of our lives (though perhaps without all the drama).  Speculation doesnt  have to be something that only happens in monetary terms.

The principles of speculating to accumulate can be applied to someone who is struggling with their self-esteem, and wants to increase their self-confidence.  One of the most common phrases that people with low self-esteem utter is I cant.  Although easily said, its actually rarely true. If you recognise yourself as someone who automatically says I cant then you need to be prepared to move outside your comfort zone and take a risk.  In taking a risk and speculating , you are likely to find that you can do things that you previously thought were impossible and thereby will be accumulating self-confidence and improving your self-esteem.

If you stick with the mantra I cant then you will find it impossible to move on from the negative self-talk, and you will cling to the belief that there are so many things you cant do.  Surely its worth just a little speculation?   So how can you test this hypothesis out?

1.  Pick one thing that you can speculate about. (This will be your goal) 2. Be clear about what you hope to accumulate (How will you feel, what will you gain when you reach your goal?) 3. Be prepared to step outside your comfort zone. 4. Commit to not giving up at the first hurdle 5. Dont expect miracles.  It may take some time to see the improvements you want.

Summary Hollywood studios and film makers speculate with vast sums of money and their actors.  You need to speculate with your inner strength, being prepared to step outside your comfort zone and complete some tasks in order to accumulate some confidence.  From my point of view I agree with the writer that the old adage of  "You have to speculate to accumulate" holds true.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Several Background Information On Munchausen Syndrome Stories

Several Background Information On Munchausen Syndrome StoriesIt is wrong to call them as insane human when all they want to do is get diagnosed in the hospital with all the feigned diseases that they act on purpose. The main reason for this munchausen syndrome stories or faking of illness is unknown. Maybe because they want to get the attention of more people so through inflicting pain to their selves, they were able to satiate their needs to be pampered.
The people who are diagnosed with this kind of disorder are likely to feign psychological trauma, illness, and disease. This is because they want to draw more attention, sympathy or reassurance to themselves. These people often hop from one hospital to another so that they will be given the needed affection and pampering that they want.

Because of being omnipresent in hospitals, they have been tagged as the frequent flyers by nurse and doctors. The forums enable the sharing of stories that have occurred in ones life. Some does something that could take everyone in dismay. Some just create a little disaster so that they will be given with all the cares and pampering that they think they need.

There are various reasons for the people who engage themselves in these acts. Might be that they have grown without someone taking good care of them. After getting sick and being rushed on the health institution, they feel grateful with all the duties of these nurses that is why they keep coming back.

It was also proven that some pain themselves. That may include the consciously intaking of laxatives and the blood thinners. They also ingest or inject themselves with bacteria that will worsen the condition of their health. By that, automatically, the staff will give him the treatment that he needs so that he can survive to another close approach to death.

On the contrary, other just want to be excused from the classes that they see as boring. By doing so, they will get that permission to rest all day so that they will fully recover. What these schools do not know is everything is act on purpose. And this is for the purpose of lazing out the entire day at home.

There is also a report that a mother has fed her baby with the poison. By doing so, the abuse gratify her need for the violence. They can go from being fierce to a real time monster that can actually be the cause of an early death of an infant.

The hospital staff are now on full force about finding the medications that a person who is diagnosed with the syndrome has to go through. This is to save a lot of people from getting ill done by a person who was diagnosed with the problem. It is highly recommended though that when a person experiences symptoms of this, he should immediately see a psychiatrist.

For more information about the hazards of the syndrome, you might need to read munchausen syndrome stories. Just compose yourself for the actual scenes that are proved to be true by the people. There are many self inflicting wounds that they have actually done.

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Scattering Cremated Remains Of Loved Ones

Scattering Cremated Remains Of Loved OnesYou may envision going out to a beautiful spot and scattering your loved ones remains. While this can be a beautiful, ceremonial and a very healing way of returning a loved one to nature, it can also be a disaster. The following guidelines, will make the experience a positive one and make the final wish of your loved one, "I just want my ashes to be scattered" to come true.

To begin, often the word "ashes" is used to describe cremated remains. The media portrays it as light ash. The reality is the remains are bone fragments that have been mechanically reduced. They normally don't gently flow into the air. It is more like heavy sand That being said there is some dust or ash that can blow in the wind, so when scattering cremated remains make sure to check the wind so they don't blow back in people's faces or onto a boat.

You will also want to consider the legal requirements to scatter remains. In no state is it legal to scatter remains on private property without permission from the property owner. Many parks also have rules and permit requirements so you will want to check into the requirements.

If you do plan on scattering the remains, many people are choosing to keep some of the remains in a keepsake container or mini urn. Some people feel they still want a part of the person and sharing the cremated remains is a way to still have a part of the person with you. Keep in mind, you will want to make sure the partial remains are in a sealed plastic bag inside the keepsake or mini urn. A funeral director can handle this for you. Many products are also available such as diamonds that are made out of the remains, jewelry that is designed to hold the remains or hand blown glass paper weights.

Techniques for Scattering


Casting is a way of scattering where the remains are tossed into the wind. As I mentioned previously, you will want to check the direction of the wind and cast the remains downwind. Most of the remains will fall to the ground and some of the lighter particles will blow in the wind forming a whitish-grey cloud.

One person in the group may cast the remains or scatter some and hand the container to the next person so everyone has a chance to ceremonially cast the remains. Another option is people are given paper cups or casting cups and they cast simultaneously in a sort of toasting gesture.


Trenching is digging a hole or trench in the ground or sand and the remains are placed into the trench. The remains can be placed directly into the trench or placed in a biodegradable bag or urn. At the end of the ceremony survivors often rake over the trench. A deceased name can be drawn in the dirt or sand- perhaps inside of a heart. The remains could also be placed inside this name and heart. You may consider taking a photo of this for a memory book. If done at the beach, it can be timed that the tide comes in and ceremoniously washes it out to sea. Family and friends may want to join hands and form a circle. If not too windy, candles may also form a circle around the site. The candles are then given to each person as a keepsake.


Raking involves pouring the cremated remains from an urn evenly on loose soil and then raking them into the ground at the conclusion of the ceremony. It is important to keep the urn close to the ground when pouring out the remains due to wind. Survivors may wish to take turns raking the remains back into the earth. If you choose to do this at a scattering garden at a cemetery this is how they will perform the scattering.

Green Burial

This is done either at a "Green Cemetery" or at a traditional cemetery. Often cemeteries will allow you to place a biodegradable bag or biodegradable urn on top of a gravesite or a family member as long as it is buried. Obviously, you will want to check with the cemetery and see what their requirements are.

Water Scattering

Water scattering involves placing the remains into a body of water. A biodegradable bag or urn is recommended. This is most often when cremated remains can blow back into a person's face or get washed up onto the side of the boat. Both experiences can be traumatic and not the everlasting peaceful memory you envisioned. If you search on the internet or in the phone book you can find people that have boats and are experienced. There are urns on the market designed to gently float away and then quickly biodegrade into the water. Many people throw rose petals or flowers into the water after the urn. If the remains are in a biodegradable bag they may sink so you also may wish to throw a wreath of flowers into the water and watch the wreath drift away.

Air Scattering

Air scattering is best performed by professional pilots and air services. The airplanes are specially designed to handle the cremated remains. Some professionals will arrange for family and friends to be on the ground watching as the plane flies over and a plume of remains can be seen from the ground. If survivors are not present, the service will provide the specific time and date of the aerial scattering. Often it can be arranged that close family and friends fly along.

While scattering cremated remains can be emotionally very difficult, hopefully by knowing your options and being informed it will make a difficult time a little easier.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Restore Mac to Factory Settings to Clean Install OS X Yosemite

Restore Mac to Factory Settings to Clean Install OS X Yosemite Mac OS Yosemite, the latest OS X version from Apple, bundles a heap of new and interesting features that make it one of the best Mac operating systems so far. Certainly, the majority of Apple users are willing to use the new features of this operating system. Thus, they will prefer upgrading to Yosemite from their existing Mac OS X version.

You can get Yosemite on your Mac either by performing a simple OS upgrade or through a clean install. A clean install is more suitable option as compared to simple OS upgrade as it gives you a chance to start from the scratch. You get a fresh copy of the OS X and an empty hard drive. Even the old apps and software get deleted, and the configuration modifications get restored to the default settings. Thus, you can freshly install your data, apps, and software. Here, you can get selective, and install what you need. Also, you can avoid installing the unused and unnecessary data/apps.

Before you decide to factory restore your Mac, the only thing you need to keep in mind is that you should always create the data backup of your old data. Creating the backup is important as the entire systems data gets erased, once you restore Mac to factory settings to perform an OS X clean install.  

Step 1: Create a Bootable Drive with OS X Yosemite on It

To install a fresh copy of OS X Yosemite, you require creating a bootable installation drive. For that, you can use an external hard drive, DVD or USB flash drive. To create the bootable drive with Yosemite installed on it, perform the following steps:

    Plug in an external drive to your computer.

    Open Disk Utility.

    From the sidebar, select the external hard drive.

    Next, click the Erase tab.

    Now, inside the format box, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled).

    Name it as Untitled.

    Next, click Erase. That will format the drive.

    Now, wait till the formatting gets over.

    Now, close Disk Utility.

    Then, open Terminal.

    Type in the following command:

    Wait for a few minutes, till you get the message Copy complete. Done.

With these steps, now you have a bootable installation drive with Mac OS X Yosemite installed on it. If you wish, then instead of creating the bootable drive, you can install the latest copy of Yosemite directly from the Apple App Store.

Step 2: Factory Reset Mac and Install OS X Yosemite

The next step involves the formatting of the hard drive through a factory reset, so that all the old apps, files, data and settings get deleted. And then the fresh copy of OS X gets installed. The newly installed operating system will bring along the default settings and default software/apps into your system. For restoring Mac to factory settings and installing Yosemite, perform the followings steps:

    Keep the external hard drive connected to your Mac.

    Reboot your computer.

    While it reboots, press Option/Alt key.

    That will bring up a menu, as shown below:

    Here, select the drive you just created (Install OS X Yosemite) by clicking on the arrow pointing upwards.

    That will open the OS X Utilities screen.

    Go up to the menu bar.

    Click on 'Utilities' > 'Disk Utility.'

    In the left-hand sidebar, click on your main hard drive.

    Next, click on the 'Erase' tab.

    In the Format field, select 'Mac OS Extended (Journaled).'

    Give the hard drive a name, the default name is Macintosh HD.

    Now, click the 'Erase' button in the lower-right corner.

    That will format the hard drive and restore the system to factory settings.

    Now, close the 'Disk Utility' window.

    That will bring you back to 'Install OS X' screen.

    Click 'Continue' to initiate the installation of the fresh copy of 'OS X Yosemite.'

    Then, just follow the installer to get the OS X Yosemite installed.


Thus, if you are planning to install Yosemite, one of the best Mac operating systems, then it is better to go for a clean install, rather than performing a simple OS X upgrade. Before you clean install the Yosemite, restore Mac to factory settings. That will wipe out the hard drive, software/apps and restore the configuration to default settings. Thus, restoring Mac to factory settings provides you an opportunity to transform your old Mac into a new-like Mac.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Reasons Behind Why Many Of Us Choose To Undergo For Plastic Surgery

Reasons Behind Why Many Of Us Choose To Undergo For Plastic SurgeryWe always tells us what matters is not what's on the outside, but inside. Then, on the other hand we are told to do most of what we have because first impressions count. Assorted messages lead us into scuffle with our look and what is and what is not significant. This can lead us to ourselves with the corroboration of what they would abroad. This brings the first grounds that people have the surgery, to regain their self-esteem.

Have self-esteem is to have pride and respect. Another way to describe self-esteem is feeling good about yourself. There are many ways to perk up your self-esteem when it comes to learning more, a better career, spirituality and aesthetic surgery. Many men and women who claim to have some type of cosmetic surgery to improve their self-esteem. There is a common saying is when you look good, you feel good. Is often intertwined with how we feel.

We are often judged at first sight, if we feel we look good increases our self-belief and our first statement can also be improved. Self-confidence is a good key reason that both men and women go for cosmetic procedures.

One of the most common causes to have plastic surgery is the goal of turning back ones years. In magazines, television commercials and radio we are persistently bombarded with messages regarding "slowing the signs of aging ',' turn back the clock ',' revamp ',' enliven 'and words and phrases related to the return to a look younger. This is the some of the main cause why many of us prefer to go to a plastic surgery doctors to defeat our growing age. In present society there is always a fear and signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging skin and organs are not appropriate and we are told to hide these signs. Procedures such as Botox, breast lifts, arm lift, face lift are intended to return to our youthful bodies. At age gracefully for many people opt for plastic surgery.

Another cause why people choose to have cosmetic surgery is that they are not in proportion to its body. For example some women, feel that their breasts are either too big or too small for which they fill shy to come out in the public. Some men and women feel that their nose is too big, too protruding ears, lips are too small and the list goes on. So when they fill that some part of their body is not well can be very uncomfortable and that is why many people undergo cosmetic surgery to feel within themselves. Plastic surgery uk has become very popular in the recent years.

Sometimes media goes too extreme in encouraging people into a thinking process and force the images to the unrealistic. There have been programs and magazine articles that talk about the unreality of the images we see before us every day are actually. However, although we are told that these images are not real we are still influenced by what we see. They publish celebrity photo like 'Angelina Jolie's lips,"Jennifer Lopez's bottom or a chin like Brad Pitt". By which many young ester ask doctors to have look of their favorite celebrity.

Whatever may be the reason before going for a cosmetic surgery consult your doctor for he can advice you in the right direction. You will get end number of good professional surgeons in UK who can guide throughout the process.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Psychological Mind Tricks Crossing The Line Between Persuasion And Deception

Psychological Mind Tricks Crossing The Line Between Persuasion And DeceptionPsychological mind tricks may consist of strategic persuasive communication techniques to make a person doubt his beliefs and values. This can actually mislead someone to think that what is really right is wrong, and what is wrong is right. Psychological mind tricks might sound outrageous, but it actually works. This would involve crafty persuasion and communication skills that will ultimately influence someones thoughts and decisions. Moreover, the sense of touch also plays an important role in this persuasion technique.
A number of individuals are now using psychological mind tricks and making apparent changes in their lives, using them to their advantage. Unconsciously, you may not know that a certain person has already played mind tricks on you, and you wake up uncertain of the events that have just happened. Psychological Mind Tricks in Business These are very common to sales persons who actually use these persuasion techniques to convince buyers to purchase their products or services. This is getting you to believe that what they are selling is perfect for you. What they do is that they will tell you things about the product, how you can benefit from it, why it is ideal for you and how you can save money by buying it. These are extreme exaggerations that may even lead to deceiving their prospective buyers. Example: You are looking for a car to buy, and then you meet with a salesman telling you that you can actually cut down your fuel cost by 50% if you purchase the car. But the truth is you wont. He will try to convince you by giving "exclusive" offers only given to you, even though he has already given the same offer to previous buyers. Tricky Tactics of Mind Control A number of advertisements use psychological mind tricks to drive their viewers to acquire the products and services being offered. Making you think that everybody is using it and only limited offers are left. Example: The only product used by all Americans, you wont go wrong with it. Buy now and say goodbye to headache forever! What you have just read above is an example of an extreme exaggeration using advertisement as a tool to persuade customers to buy the product; telling them that they can no longer experience headache forever if they use the product. All you are doing is suggesting the things that they want to do anyway, and helping them to realize that those things are the best choices for them.

Hence, psychological mind tricks involve strategic communication, persuasion, as well as a bit of exaggeration. Timing and the sense of touch also are integral parts of this often-effective persuasion tactic.

When To Use Psychological Mind Tricks

You should know the proper time, place and person to use psychological mind tricks. In some cases, experts in the field can immediately identify your methods, thereby firing back at you and leading to a variety of consequences. Make sure you use them at the right place, at the right time. Find out and assess the person you're dealing with first, and be concerned about their interests before jumping into any deal.

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Problems with Acer Laptops

Problems with Acer LaptopsThis article describes the most common Acer Laptop Problems. If you're thinking of buying Acer laptop computers in the US or UL, then I suggest you to read about the main Acer laptop problems before you buy.

There is an alarmingly large number of problems being described by Acer owners on different blogs and forums over the Internet. Some owners' Acer laptops have gone completely unusable, with signs of power or mother board failure. The machine will now not even turn on and if the warranty has passed, you will be facing some major issues. Acer has been notoriously difficult in communicating such problems with clients, the customer support is not very helpful and they don't reimburse too often. If you do a little research online, you will see a lot of people complaining about problems with Acer Aspire. Acer laptops are not cheap and should definitely provide far better quality for that money.

Another common Acer laptop problem is "getting the blackscreen." It appears that the LCD displays have the backlight (usually a cold cathode) burnt out. The repair typically consists of opening the monitor replacing the cold cathode tube and reassembling the unit. But before you go on to such decisions, make sure to check that you haven't just accidentally turn off the backlight. On Acer laptops, pressing the Fn button and F6 at the same time is the backlight on/off togle. Holding the Fn button and pressing the left/right arrow keys raises/lowers the backlight brightness. Another commonly reported problem about Acer laptops is USB port failure. Some owners have complained about the USB ports not working. Even after reinstalling the drivers, they still don't work.

There are cases when an Acer laptop would develop a fault with the HDD (Hard Disc Drive) where windows could not find the disc. The only fix here is getting a new hard drive and this would cost you around $200 if the warranty period is over. You should definitely report that problem and send the machine for repair. Acer would charge you more, but this a repair that even you can do by yourself should you be knowledgeable enough of course. Another problem is what's known as "the click of death." It can happen on a brand new model if the hard drive is making lots of clicking noises, which is a sign that the disc is not keeping the correct speed.

A problem was recently discovered in the charging process of Acer Travelmate 2702WLMi laptop. When powered down, the charging only works intermittently. The charge light comes on but then randomly blinks on and then off etc. The result is that it takes forever to charge. This is a common Acer laptop problem that has got something to do with overheating. One of the fans can all of sudden stop working and as a result, overheating occurs. Make sure your laptop is not getting really hot. Another thing you can do is open it up and clear up the dust that's covering everything. Just remove the dust and it will work much better, because clogged-up heatsinks can affect the battery charging.

Some Acer owners have reported that the DVD burner has suddenly stopped working after the warranty period ended. The DVD-RW drive stopped burning to Disc and barely plays any dvds. This would normally happen if you have recorded a very big number of DVDs like a thousand, but shouldn't occur in other circumstances.

If your Acer laptop freezes, seek official Acer laptop support. In case suddenly your Acer laptop shuts down, check the Acer laptop troubleshooting manual.