Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Clean Your Carpet Like A Professional

By Molly Franklin

There's only so much a vacuum cleaner can do, and every so often, usually about 12-18 months, a carpet is in need of a heavy-duty cleaning. What if you've decided to forgo hiring a professional service to clean your carpet and just get your own hands dirty? Often times, it's cheaper to just rent a steam-cleaning machine and do the work yourself than to hire a team of cleaners. Before you decide on which model of steam cleaner you'll rent, you'll want to do some research to ensure that the machine will clean your carpet adequately without damaging it. There are a few things that should be considered when you're DIYing a carpet cleaning.

Steam cleaners essentially use a combination of very hot water and cleaning agents in a solution that is applied to the carpet and then removed by way of vacuum suction. Not only is this type of cleaning effective for sanitation and stain removal, it poses little risk if it is done correctly to your carpets.

Because you want to ensure the cleaner you rent has adequate suction you will want to avoid renting at grocery as well as other retail stores who do not specialize in carpet cleaning services and equipment. Only professional companies who specialize in these types of rentals offer the very best equipment that will get a tough job done in a professional manner. A quality carpet cleaning machine should suck out enough water where the maximum drying time is less than or equal to only 12 hours. As long as the cleaner you rent has the appropriate suction, you and your carpets should be in the clear, not to mention very clean. As long as you rent the right equipment that has enough suction (a major requirement as the cleaner needs to remove as much of the solution as possible to promote drying) the only risk you do face is minimized

The biggest danger to your carpet when cleaning it is damage from moisture. Too much water left for too long can lead to mold, mildew and a habitat for nasty micro-organisms. Additionally, it can physically damage the carpet by causing the carpet backing to warp and separate from the fibers. A carpet that stays wet for more than a day is in serious danger of becoming permanently damaged. Using the right tools and techniques can prevent this.

If the carpet is specifically designed to be stain resistant, than you need to be very careful to not damage the coating that gives it this ability. Only products specially designed to clean these types of carpets should be used. Otherwise, the carpet may become vulnerable to staining, and any warranties will likely be voided. Additionally, you should stay away from any powerful chemicals, such as bleach. This can easily end up leaving your carpet discolored. Silicone-based solutions are also a no-no.

As long as you utilize the right equipment rented through companies specializing in professional carpet cleaning and carpet cleaning equipment rental, you will save money by doing it yourself, and you will ensure your carpets will be as clean and stain free as if done by a professional. Make sure your DIY carpet cleaning projects turns out right and follow the guidelines presented here.

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Meal Planning For Weightlifting

By Chet Sandeksi

There is never enough blood in hospitals. If you look around you will find plenty of opportunities to donate blood. While this is true, there are still some out there that hesitate to donate. Here are some reasons why you should donate your blood often. Sense of Fulfillment There is no greater sense of fulfillment then when we give a part of ourselves and we don't exactly know who it will go to.

1. Understand the plan first. You will be eating three small meals throughout the day and beginning and ending your day with a protein shake for a total of five meal during the day. This amounts to 35 meals per week or (subtracting the protein shakes), 21 prepared meals.

2. Head to the store and pick up 21 Tupperware containers (probably 1-2 lb containers) and choose the size you would be comfortable eating three times a day and feel full (but never stuffed). To be honest you will probably not be able to make the week without cheating so you can plan on 19 Tupperware containers which means you miss two meals to eat one large meal of whatever you want once a week.

People don't usually keep things from their doctor consciously, but it can easy to simply forget certain symptoms you may have experienced when you're in the doctor's office. A good way to combat this is to keep a record of any sensations or feelings you may experience. That way, you can quickly look over them before you go to the doctor's office.

4. Head to the store and buy ingredients you need.. Make sure to bring three different possible meals for the week with you. The reason why is that certain items may be on sale and you can save quite a bit of money; this is especially true of meat. Look around for the sales and decide which meal you will cook this week.

This lowers their iron levels and decreases oxidative damage. While iron plays an essential role in the body, when there is too much, there can be some serious damage. There are also requirements of those wishing to give blood which gives you another reason to maintain good health.

Reduces Risk of Cancer Giving blood on a consistent bases is associated with lower levels of cancer risk. This includes cancers including stomach, lung, liver, colon, and throat cancers.

7. Put your food into the freezer and a few in the fridge so you have meals ready to go when you are hungry and then others frozen so they don't go bad. Each morning shift the next day's meals from the freezer into the fridge so they can thaw.

8. When the day starts drink a protein shake before leaving the house and make sure to grab two meals from the fridge before you head off to work. Around 11 am you will eat your first meal (I eat mine while at my desk) and then another at around 2 pm. When you get off work eat your last meal around 5-6 pm. Wait and hour or so and hit the gym while you still have a lot of energy but not when your stomach is full. After returning from your work out wait half hour and then finish off the night with another glass of protein shake. Side note: A lot of protein shakes and supplements are garbage in a container. It is extremely easy to start your own shake company and many mixes are relatively the same with varying price points. Some of them actually have more heavy metals than you should be consuming as well as other questionable ingredients. Do your research before you purchase and don't just buy the cheap sugary mess from Wal-Mart.

Part of making sure you are healthy is being able to talk freely about what you are feeling. While many people feel comfortable with their doctors, they don't always go out of their way to talk about how they are doing, so make sure you do, and the health benefits will surely follow.

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The Truth About What Girls Find Attractive In Men

By Andrew Tatiana

Do you think you know what women look for in a man? Has your experience or research shown you what you think most women look for in a guy but still you're single or not able to date the kind of women you desire? What a woman really wants or looks for in a guy is a bit elusive. Most women will also tell you one thing and exhibit preferences in real life. This makes things even more confusing for most men. Let's take a look at what most guys think that women look for in a guy and what the truth is.

You have probably been told that many women are attracted to a guy with money. Money can provide security and buy them things as well as provide experiences that make life exciting. Many guys hang their head and will tell you that unless you are wealthy that you don't have a chance with an attractive woman. They will sometimes even put off dating until they're rich because they believe this myth that beautiful women only date guys who are rich. When they don't make their fortune they resign themselves to dating or marrying a girl that is more obtainable or even below their expectations and they live out their life with regret.

The truth is that there are women that chase guys with money. These women are gold diggers. This shouldn't come as a great surprise. Of course, this doesn't mean that all women are gold diggers. Most women will tell you that a guy who is wealthy is actually a turn off if he feels that he can buy her affection. The majority of women will reject a guy that comes on too strong or who is accustomed to dating gold diggers. So, money isn't necessary to date a beautiful woman and if you are wealthy, let that be a little secret that you reveal once you know that she's into you.

Then there are others that say that women are attracted to men who are handsome or muscular. The media provides proof of this by showing models and celebrities with other models or celebrities. You'll also often see girls that work out a lot with guys that work out a lot. It might seem that pretty people tend to be attracted to other pretty people and if you're ordinary looking you might feel like you don't have a chance with an attractive woman.

The fact is that movie stars, models and girls that work out at the gym simply tend to be around other movie stars, models and people at the gym. This doesn't mean that how you look is particularly important to attractive women. Sure, taking care of yourself and making sure that you don't smell bad is important to everyone but being overly attractive or even handsome isn't a prerequisite for dating a particularly attractive woman. There are plenty of cases where movie stars and models fall in love with very ordinary guys but this doesn't sell newspapers. Having a pretty face might get you a second look from an attractive girl but just think about this for a moment. Are there some attractive guys that aren't very clever or who are shallow or obnoxious? Don't you think that many women have figured this out? That's right, sometimes being handsome can actually work against you when you're trying to date a girl that's very pretty.

It surely must be how nice a guy is that most women find attractive, you must think. This is what most women will tell you when you ask them what they're looking for in a guy or what they find attractive in a man. If you are simply good enough to her and spend your time helping little old ladies across the street then you can surely make the most beautiful woman feel attracted to you, right? This is what women say they want in a man all the time so it must be true.

The truth is that it's often the nice guys that become friends of beautiful women. It's rare that they fall in love with a truly nice guy or date nice guys. Being a nice guy should be something that she discovers about you later during the dating process. It's also not true that women like bad boys or men that are rude or obnoxious, as many guys think. Being nice should be a character trait that you reserve for all people who are nice to you. Going out of your way to be nice to a girl to appear attractive isn't genuine.

What a woman needs to feel in order to be attracted to a guy and eventually fall in love with him is more complicated. A woman needs to feel secure and protected when she's with a man. She needs to feel safe with him. She needs to feel like she has known him all her life and she needs to feel comfortable enough to talk with him about anything and everything. She needs to feel like he is genuinely interested in her without any hidden motives and she wants to feel that he is being completely transparent with him. For you, as a guy, this means being yourself. While that might sound a little boring, being yourself in a world of game players and liars can take more strength than most men are capable of. Stand out and be yourself and you might find that you are a breath of fresh air to that beautiful girl that you're hoping to spend time with.

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Info About The Latest Launched POS System Machine In Malaysia

By Andrew Mah

Many properly established firms in Malaysia are there to supply good POS system gadgets at affordable cost.

With the day by day rising demand of growth in finance sector, the Malaysia based crew of technical developers has focused on needs of employers. As a result, a complete new collection of POS system software has been launched. POS system simply omitted the requirement of manual calculations and made things simpler for all.

The variety of POS system Malaysia is being appreciated a lot by clients and workers as a result one need needn't to wait more than a few seconds for making or accepting a payment. In Malaysia, transactions have turn out to be far simple job compared than earlier.

Individuals who love to avoid wasting their time in transaction jobs love preferring the POS system machine because it presents simple transactions along with the option of making payment by means of desired mode. Developing a POS system was actually a wise idea by software program designers in Malaysia and now it's available virtually in every big and small organization wherein transactions are done.

Within the modern world, a collection of POS software units is highly helpful for leading financial sectors. Aside from saving time of the payee and cashier, these units are good to carry out accurate calculations about payment. In Malaysia, lots of reputed companies are there to develop good POS system machine with extra modern features.

People who love to avoid wasting their time in transaction jobs love preferring the POS system machine as it offers easy transactions along with the choice of making payment via desired mode.

Whether or not one needs to simply accept an enormous amount from clients or it desires to pick certain mode of transaction, just a few minute job can do all well when commanded by the POS system software device.

On this way, the POS system Malaysia machines are helpful for the finance office workers that should go through plenty of hectic calculations and brain storming money management. Utilizing the POS software in pc is certainly something to help one come out from tiring jobs.

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Different Types Of Contact Lenses

By Dr Wei

A couple of years ago, I went to get fitted for contact lenses. It was the first time I ever attempted to use lenses and was a bit nervous. The millions of choices for different types of contact lenses did nothing to alleviate my stress levels.. The eye doctor claimed I could possibly opt for hard lenses or soft lenses. If I wanted, I could even transform my eye color to green or grey.

With so many choices, buying contact lenses can be very confusing. This article should help you navigate through some of the terms commonly used.

The original lens was called Gas permeable contact lenses. These give numerous benefits to the wearer and are also known as hard lenses.

Hard lenses are made in a way that allows more oxygen to reach the eye. This has an important role in preventing eye diseases and eye problems. If you are a contact lens wearer who is prone to eye infections, hard lenses might help solve your problem.

Some people say that hard contact lenses will save you money in the end. They cost much more to buy than one pair of soft lenses but, considering that they hold their shape and do not tear, a Gas Permeable lens is most likely to hold up and be worn for many years. Their sturdiness is one more factor that they are called hard lenses.

On the negative side of things, lots of people discover Gas Permeable lenses are extremely uncomfortable. There is obviously a reason that they are called "hard lenses"! It could take the wearer a long time to get used to the feeling of these contacts. Once you do get used to them, people find that if they do not put on the lens everyday then their eyes, which took as long to change, come to be unadjusted and start hurting again!

If you do not wear you lenses all day, for most of the day, you might want to reconsider buying a pair. They truly call for dedication and commitment. No lazy Saturday's with these lenses- you need to wear them every day!

Though hard lenses last longer than soft lenses, the replacement cost of hard lenses is much higher. Since you shouldn't have to replace them that often, you could say it pays off and this is a non issue.

Speaking of a change in prescription, one of the reasons your optometrist may suggest you get hard lenses is if you have eyes that change numbers all the time. It is thought that GP lenses slow down the changes in your eyes and can prevent your eyes from getting worse.

There is a whole other option for contact lenses- the world of disposable lenses. Today, one can buy lenses and throw them out every day! This is the most hygienic option because it keeps gunk from building up on your lenses as you start with a new, factory sealed pair every day.

A huge advantage of daily lenses, or ones that you sleep with, is that you touch them a lot less. This prevents build up and dirt which may lead to an eye infection.

All in all, like with anything you are going to purchase, there are many factors to take into consideration. Speak to your eye doctor to find out what his opinion is.

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Simple Tips To Help You Understand How To Make Money Online

By Stavros Georgiadis

People have no idea how to make money online. Thankfully, you've found this article. Here you're going to learn what it takes when you want to earn money on the Internet. To succeed, take a good look at this post.

Be sure to keep an eye out for information on scams online. There may be many ads for making money online, but you need to keep an eye out for those that are a waste of your time. Read through company reviews before you spend any time on a way to make money online so you get with a company that's decent.

To make money online, you must first determine which niche you can fit into. Can you write well? Promote your skills as a good content writer. Are you a talented graphic designer? You can get hired to work on the designs of people's sites. If you want to succeed, know thyself.

Take online surveys for money. There's no shortage of online surveys out there. You can make some decent money taking surveys online. But, there are times when survey work pays very little. But the great thing about them is that you can do them while watching TV or during other free time. Put the money in savings and you will see it grow over time.

Tutoring is a great way to make money. Therefore, e-teaching is a viable option for those looking to work from home. All you need is to have good knowledge pertaining to a particular area and you could teach people from websites such as TutorVista or SmartThinking. Put in the time and effort, and you never know what opportunities could then become available to you.

Have you tried flipping domain names? A lot of people make a good income off of selling domain names. It'll take time to research and some investment, but in the end it's essentially like buying up Internet real estate. Try using Google AdSense to locate trending keywords. Buy acronym-heavy domain names. Look for domain names you can make money from.

Try to flip names for domains. A creative person can make good money by purchasing potentially popular domain names and selling them later at a profit. Sure it takes a small investment, but, like real estate, it can really make you a hefty profit. Adsense is useful for identifying trending keywords. Focus on domains containing acronyms. Invest in domains which will pay off in the end.

Write a good E-book that you can sell over the Internet. You can share your knowledge and your passion for a particular topic, and earn money in the process. E-cookbooks are often very hot sellers.

With this new knowledge, you've got the smarts to begin making money online. Use what you have learned here to start earning money today. Continue looking for ways you can make money. You will be making lots of money soon.

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The Keys To Developing A Home-Based Business

By Allen Wertheimer

Having a home business can be a great, empowering experience, and a lucrative one too, if you know how to do it right. There are plenty of pitfalls for the unwary business owner, however, and many mistakes to be made. Here are some points to give you a head start at making a profit instead of losing sleep over your home business.

If you have or are about to start a home business, be sure to establish an accurate budget. Many people fail at running a home business because they underestimated the cost of materials that goes with making or selling their product. For the best financial help, consider hiring an accountant.

Find out how to accept credit card purchases for your home business. There are several wonderful web sites online that can help you with the process. You can also check with your bank to see if they can help. You need to make it as convenient as possible for people to buy your product; if it is a hassle, they probably will not want to bother completing the deal.

Set up a P.O. Box for your home business. It can be dangerous to use your home address on the internet, so setting up a P.O. Box will allow your family a measure of security. Even if your business is not on the internet, it is still a good idea to give yourself some anonymity through the use of this service.

Set up a secure fund for emergencies when you open your business. Your business could eventually run into unexpected circumstances where you will need quick access to cash. Having an emergency fund will ensure the continuity of your business. Never withdraw money from your emergency fund unless it is absolutely necessary, and if you do, replace what you took out as soon as you can.

Running a home business can be a difficult task if you do not take it seriously. In order to succeed at working from home you should dress the part, have a space dedicated for work and work only, and have a set schedule. This ensures that business actually takes place when you are at home.

If you already have a degree in business management that is great, but you should still continue to read as much as possible. If you don't have a degree in this, don't worry, you will still be able to catch yourself up through self-teaching and even hands on experience. Many of the best business professionals never finished college.

Keep good records of all transactions that apply to your home business. If you find that you are getting lost in some of the financial paperwork, consider hiring an outside accountant to do that work for you. There are also some great software programs that will make it fairly easy to keep track of everything.

When starting a home business you need to open a separate checking account that is specifically set up for the business to use. This is a great way for you to track exactly where the money is going and how much is coming into the business. When it is time to do taxes this will make the process much easier as well.

When working at home, set a schedule to follow that you can live with. It doesn't have to be 9-5 if you don't like that. Take your natural, biological rhythms into account and establish a schedule that will allow you to sleep during your best sleep hours and work during your most productive work hours. That's one of the benefits of working at home!

You can make your home business better known by teaching an adult ed class or an after school class in your local area. The YMCA or a library or public school are platforms for such classes. Whether it is arts or crafts or cooking or home improvement, your students will appreciate the knowledge you share with them and will spread the word.

By following the above strategies you'll already be ahead of many home business owners, and you'll be investing in success rather than stress. While it can be difficult to run a business, especially a small business, without access to the same resources that large businesses have, you can have a prosperous business if you stay smart, work hard, and keep applying lessons like the ones above.

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