How To Make Apple Crisp

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Lollapalooza 2014 – Saturday

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331 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, United States

Walking With Dinosaurs

Event on 2014-08-20 19:00:00

Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular production, Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular, based on the award-winning BBC Television series, returns to North America this summer. Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular will perform at Canadian Tire Centre for a limited eight-performance engagement from Wednesday, Aug. 20, to Sunday, Aug. 24. Tickets start at .50 and go on sale Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m.

 

The show that critics have called 'awesome', 'spectacular' and 'breathtaking' will commence a new tour in Cleveland from July 9-13. This updated production will showcase changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Worldwide, more than eight million people have seen this show in 243 cities and over 2,000 performances.

Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular is produced by Global Creatures headed by CEO Carmen Pavlovic. Pavlovic said, "I am thrilled that Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular is coming back to the US (and Canada) in July – its first visit to North America since its inaugural 2007 sold-out tour. A new generation is ready to experience these life-size beasts in this awe-inspiring spectacle, which has still not been matched in terms of scale and quality. Many of our creatures have 'evolved' since the last tour, now featuring distinctive display feathers, head crests and tail fans, reflecting recent discoveries about the physical nature of these massive creatures. This show remains a must-see for audiences of all ages."

The show depicts the dinosaurs' evolution with almost cinematic realism. Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators.

Ten species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs. The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous period. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus is 36 feet tall and 56 feet from nose to tail. It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists, painters and animatronic experts – a year to build the production.

The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth's continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire – all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Director Scott Faris said "we take the audience on a journey back in time and show them how the dinosaurs might have actually looked in their prime – huge, sometimes frightening, sometimes comical monsters – that fought for survival every day of their lives. Our dinosaurs move exactly like they are real – with all the roars, snorts and excitement that go with it. The realism is mind-blowing."

The show originated in Australia, where after years of planning, Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular came to life at Sydney's Acer Arena in January 2007. The 20 dinosaurs were originally 'hatched' by Sonny Tilders, the head of creature design at Creature Technology Company, in a Melbourne Docklands workshop big enough to park a 747.

The show proved itself such a sensation, that the North American tour was fast-tracked, where it quickly became one of the leading arena attractions. The only building large enough to house rehearsals for the dinosaurs was the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. Soon after this successful season, Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular went on to conquer Europe and Asia.

During its North American tour (2007-2010), the production won the THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Touring Event and the Billboard Touring Award for Creative Content as well as the Pollstar Concert Industry Award for Most Creative Stage Production and the ILMC Arthur Award for Best in Show. The THEAs recognize excellence in the creation of compelling educational, historical and entertainment projects; and both the Billboard Touring Award and the Pollstar Concert Industry Award recognize a show or tour that creatively expands what is offered on the road. The ILMC (International Live Music Conference) Arthur Award for Best in Show recognizes theatre shows and family entertainment.

Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular will perform eight shows over the course of five days from Wednesday, Aug. 20, to Sunday, Aug. 24, as follows:

Wednesday, Aug. 20 – 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 21 – 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 22 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 23 – 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 24 – 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Tickets start at .50 and can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca or www.evenko.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d'Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, Ottawa Festivals and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.

For more information on Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular, please visit www.dinosaurlive.com.

Capital Tickets is the only authorized ticket vendor for Canadian Tire Centre events. Tickets purchased through unauthorized ticket vendors are subject to cancellation and purchasers may be denied access to the event. Only those tickets purchased through authorized vendors are guaranteed seating.

Follow Canadian Tire Centre on Twitter: @CdnTireCtr
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Traffic notice for vehicles heading to Canadian Tire Centre

Due to City of Ottawa construction, the north loop of the Palladium Drive interchange and the Huntmar Road bridge will be closed until Sept. 15, 2014.

This construction project is expected to provide some minor delays to cars arriving and departing events at Canadian Tire Centre. We are encouraging all patrons attending events to arrive early to avoid any delays.

During this construction period, when arriving at Canadian Tire Centre via Highway 417, drivers using the Palladium Drive exit will be required to proceed on the south interchange loop to arrive at the arena. Alternatively, drivers are able to use the Terry Fox exit off of Highway 417 and proceed southbound before turning right on to Palladium Drive.

 

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Rack Up The Savings When

§ July 22nd, 2014 § Filed under Warm Apple Pie Comments Off


Purchasing a home is the first sign that you’re a responsible adult. Purchasing a home insurance policy is the step that really drives the responsibility point home. Never be left out in the cold without an insurance policy. Use the tips we’ll cover in this article to find a great deal on a low-priced insurance package.

Be sure to purchase your homeowners’ insurance in a timely manner. If any event happens that can damage your home and you don’t have insurance, you will be in trouble. With a mortgage, you are more than likely required to have homeowner’s insurance.

When shopping for homeowner’s insurance, be sure to get a policy that offers guaranteed replacement value insurance. This means that your policy will definitely rebuild your house if it were completely destroyed. As construction costs increase over time, it may cost more to build your house now than it did when your home was new. Guaranteed replacement policies absorb these costs.

Before you buy a home, find out how much insurance runs in the area you are considering. In some locations, homeowners insurance is very high due to a number of factors. For example, if the home is located in a flood zone or an area where hurricanes are to be expected, high insurance rates are also to be expected.

You can save money on your homeowners insurance by providing proof that you have made your home a safer place through the installation of a number of safety-related features. Install smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, deadbolt locks, burglar alarms, and/or fire alarms, and your insurer will likely offer you a preferred rate.

If you’re buying a new place, do not forget about getting flood insurance. Floods are not always covered by traditional homeowner’s insurance, and recent events have made it clear that flooding can happen in places that aren’t expected. It can be very upsetting to lose your home due to flood waters; ensure that this type of damage is covered through your policy.

When preparing an insurance claim, always solicit price quotations from reputable area contractors prior to negotiating with your claims adjuster. Be sure you keep all documentation and receipts for work you did in an emergency so you don’t incur more loss. Money put into lodging is usually reimbursed beneath most policies.

You need to understand what your coverage is if you have a roommate. Some policies only cover the house, but others cover the contents. Confirm the extent of the coverage if you do not want to pay your roommate’s losses out of pocket after a disaster.

Make sure you don’t have too much coverage if you are trying to save money. Remember valuable items depreciate over time and you should look over your policy once a year to make sure you don’t have too much insurance. Reevaluating this can save you money on your policy.

If you don’t smoke, check and see if your insurance company will provide you with a discount for it. Don’t let anyone smoke in your house. The majority of carriers provide a discount for this, but you might need to inquire. You can save yourself 5% up to 15% off your policy.

To decrease the amount of time it takes for your insurance company to pay you for losses or damage to your home, document your home’s contents ahead of time. In the aftermath of disaster, it can be difficult to remember everything you had and the insurance company will want a list. Take photos or video of your possessions, especially electronics. You should record all model and serial numbers. You can store this documentation in a fire-proof box in your home, but leaving a copy at a relative’s house or emailing one to yourself is a good idea, as well.

To ensure you’re getting the best possible rates on your home owner’s insurance policy, review and compare your policy regularly. You may find that something has changed that can lower your premium. You should also look for other insurance companies offering rates lower than your own. If you show these rates to your insurance company, they may offer you a competitive discount.

To avoid potential problems when filing claims, be sure that all of your high value possessions are covered. Because of policy limits, some of the more expensive items you own may not have automatic coverage. You can ensure your valuables are taken care of by adding a specific endorsement to your insurance policy.

If you have working smoke alarms in your home, you could lower the cost of your homeowner’s insurance. You can save 10% of the price you pay each month just by taking this simple step. Not only could installing smoke alarms save you money, they can also help to save your life.

In order to get the best rates on home owner’s insurance, it is essential to maintain good credit or repair bad credit. Insurance companies look upon bad credit as an indication of how likely they are to lose money while insuring you, and you will pay more for a policy.

Prepare a home inventory every year. Take pictures of your electronic equipments, books, appliances, jewelry and other valuables and store the images away from your home. This will help you to prove what you owned in case of a fire, flood, earthquake, or a robbery. Prepare a handwritten or typed list of items can not be photographed easily.

Make sure you are aware of the personal property portion of your homeowner’s insurance policy. While most will at least cover damages that occur at home, some agencies will even provide compensation for damages that originate outside of the property. Know which situations are covered so that you can avoid overlap with your other policies.

Saving money is a big deal to a lot of people with insurance, and these tips will most certainly help you do that. But the biggest thing here is that you actually purchase a policy to protect the home in which you live. Anything can happen, so you always need to stay protected when it does.

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Hard Time Homeschooling Your Little

§ July 21st, 2014 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off


Home schooling is a great option for parents who want to be more involved in the education of their children. It is the best way to ensure that the education being received is adequate. It’s not a hard thing to do, but you must be properly educated yourself. Keep reading for what you need to know.

Find a homeschooling support group. While homeschooling might be very appealing, it can also be very lonely for both you and your child. Check community bulletin boards or the internet to find other families in your area that are homeschooling. Parents can get together to discuss methods that are successful and offer each other support. Children will benefit from group activities such as local field trips or projects.

When you need great ideas, take your kids to the local library or craft store as they often have free classes, clubs or other events. You can get a feel for what your kids like to do, and what they dislike, and keep a logbook so you know what to touch on for lessons down the road.

Be flexible. If a teaching method doesn’t seem to be working, try something new. Sticking to something that is not working does neither of you any favors. A new approach can help your child see the subject in a new way. This might help shed some light on a previously confusing topic.

Many parents are nervous and insecure about their ability to effectively home-school their children. To bolster your confidence, think about how much you have already taught the child you plan to home school. Chances are; they have learned everything they know from you, including important educational fundamentals like vocabulary.

Determine which approach to homeschooling you will follow. You may decide to follow a traditional curriculum, setting up a “classroom”? within your home. On the other hand, you might decide to “unschool,”? allowing your kids to play a large role in defining their educations. Take your kids’ learning styles and personalities into consideration when choosing an approach.

Life skills are more important than academic knowledge. Thus, refrain from a lesson plan that focuses only on academics. Although many people understand the importance of academic skills, they don’t realize that it’s just as important to teach children how to live successfully as adults. For example, children need to learn how to plan menus or take care of gardens. These can be taught simultaneously, to maximize your teaching session. When engaged in an activity, you can give your child a brief history of what they are supposed to do.

Map out a plan for your child’s education each year. Teachers plan their lessons out ahead of time, and so should you. Before you begin your children homeschooling program, write out your educational goals and how you will accomplish them. Using this tactic will help ensure that your child will gain the information, he needs to get a worthwhile education.

Students in a typical classroom embody a variety of learning styles. However, parents of multiple home schooled children often overlook the fact that learning styles can vary greatly from one sibling to the next. A style that works for your oldest child may be ineffective for teaching your youngest. Don’t try to cut corners by using a single method for all your students — siblings or otherwise.

If you are homeschooling a child on your own, then it is important to acknowledge the stress this will put on you too. Consider enrolling your child in some computer courses. While they do the work for these courses on the computer, you can take a break and refresh your mind just like traditional teachers do.

You should think about whether you have enough expertise to succeed at teaching your kids at home before you decide to go for it. Think about how you and your children are getting along. Iron out any problems you may be having before attempting to educate them at home.

If you have a lot of members in your family, the one thing that you will want to do is to make sure that there are no distractions. Distractions can greatly reduce the efficiency of homeschooling, which can directly translate to the results that you get in the long run. Limit exterior noises to help your child learn.

Just because your child is being home schooled does not mean you should be too lenient on them. Make sure they are not allowing them to take too many days off of learning for either their convenience or yours. While it is okay to take a vacation or allow them to take a day off because they are sick, do not allow this to be a habit.

Whenever the school year begins, you should not try to dive into lots of schoolwork immediately. Instead, allow your child to gradually get into the swing of school. Teach only one class the first week. On the next week, you can add another couple subjects. Then, the third week, you can add a couple more. By the fourth week, you can be teaching all the subjects. This will help get your child on track.

Don’t just limit learning and teaching to the times you have set for schoolwork. All parts of life include teachable moments where they can apply skills learned in school work to the things they encounter and experience in life. This make learning much easier and more fun. It’s a great way to teach them things because they are having fun and interacting with you.

It might seem tough at first but you should never give up. It takes kids time to adjust to the idea that ‘Mom’ will also be their teacher at home and they have to disciplined enough to listen. Mom also has to be disciplined enough to be strict about learning the material.

Having the right information is a great start to home schooling your children. Now you can make sure that you go about it the right way. Home schooling should not be taken lightly, but it should be something that you do with confidence. Use what you’ve learned here to help you give your children an excellent education.

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New Websites For Dole

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St. Louis, MO July 15, 2014

Two soft serve ice cream brands, DOLE? Soft Serve and Frostline? Frozen Treats recently launched websites for their brands. The two foodservice brands are a division of Kent Precision Foods Group (KPFG) of St. Louis, Mo. Previously, DOLE? Soft Serve and Frostline? were represented on the KPFG website. Now, each brand has their own website. ?Both brands having their own website is exciting,? says Jamie Schwartz, product marketing manager for DOLE? Soft Serve and Frostline? Frozen Treats. ?We anticipate that our operators and potential customers will have a better online experience getting straight to the information they need most.?

DOLE? Soft Serve?s website went live this June. The website has product information, serving suggestions and point of sale (POS) material. Visitors can find preparation instructions, flavor nutritionals, product benefits, case pack information and ingredients for each flavor. Also, DOLE? Soft Serve provides downloadable materials for operators. Social media links for Twitter, Facebook and the brand?s blog are also represented. Requests for product samples are generated from the new website?s ?contact us? form and product can be purchased directly from the company store.

Frostline? Frozen Treats? new website launched earlier this spring. The site allows operators access to product information for soft serve, frozen yogurt and frozen beverage mixes as well as the brand?s flavor packets. It highlights the benefits of adding frozen treats to food and beverage menus, provides more than 30 specialty flavor recipes and offers downloadable marketing and promotional materials. Operators can submit an electronic contact request form that is received by the customer service department for more product information. Redirection to the brand?s Facebook, Twitter and blog pages is easily accomplished from the new website.

About Frostline?, DOLE? Soft Serve and Kent Precision Foods Group

Frostline? has been a soft serve solution for businesses for over 40 years. Businesses with one soft serve machine use Frostline? to serve chocolate, vanilla or twist to their customers. Soft serve and frozen yogurt shops with multiple machines or who sell seasonal flavors can utilize Frostline? Flavor Packets to expand their frozen dessert menu 15 or more times. Frostline? also offers a dry smoothie base mix, Simply Smoothies? and frozen beverages.

DOLE? Soft Serve has partnered with KPFG for over 17 years. DOLE? Soft Serve is best known for its role in the Disney? DOLE? Whip, a soft serve dessert using Pineapple DOLE? Soft Serve and DOLE? pineapple juice. The brand offers five fruit flavors that are free of dairy, fat, cholesterol, gluten, and lactose. Chocolate and Vanilla are low fat, lactose, cholesterol and gluten-free.

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Learning to manage your finances is not always easy, especially when it comes to the use of credit cards. Even when we are very careful, we can end up paying way too much in interest charges or even incur a significant amount of debt in a short time. The following article will help you to learn how to use credit cards smartly.

Avoid being the victim of credit card fraud by keeping your credit card safe at all times. Pay special attention to your card when you are using it at a store. Double check to make sure you have returned your card to your wallet or purse, when the purchase is finished.

Only take cash advances from your credit card when you absolutely have to. The finance charges for cash advances are very high, and very difficult to pay off. Only use them for situations in which you have no other option. But you must truly feel that you will be able to make considerable payments on your credit card, soon after.

Sometimes cards are connected to all types of rewards accounts. Choose a credit card whose loyalty program offers you something valuable. This can really help you to afford the things you want and need, if you use the card and rewards with some level of care.

If you are having a problem getting a credit card, consider a secured account. A secured credit card will require you to open a savings account before a card is issued. If you ever default on a payment, the money from that account will be used to pay off the card and any late fees. This is a good way to begin establishing credit, so that you have opportunities to get better cards in the future.

Be aware that there are credit card scams out there as well. Many of those predatory companies prey on people that have less than stellar credit. Some fraudulent companies for example will offer credit cards for a fee. When you send in the money, they send you applications to fill out instead of a new credit card.

Never keep a written copy of your password or pin number anywhere. It is vital that you know your password, and that you’re the only one who has access related to it. If you write it down on a bill or keep it in your financial files, a thief could easily steal this information.

The key to using a credit card correctly lies in proper repayment. Every time that you don’t repay the balance on a credit card account, your bill increases. This means that a purchase can quickly turn into a purchase all due to interest! Learn how to pay it off every month.

You may want to consider using layaway, instead of credit cards during the holiday season. Credit cards traditionally, will cause you to incur a higher expense than layaway fees. This way, you will only spend what you can actually afford during the holidays. Making interest payments over a year on your holiday shopping will end up costing you far more than you may realize.

Make sure that any websites that you use to make purchases with your credit card are secure. Sites that are secure will have “https” heading the URL instead of “http.” If you do not see that, then you should avoid purchasing anything from that site and try to find another place to buy from.

Do not sign up for store cards in order to save money on a purchase. Often times, the amount you will pay for annual fees, interest or other charges, will easily be more than any savings you will get at the register that day. Avoid the trap, by just saying no in the first place.

Shop around for different credit cards. Interest rates and other terms tend to vary greatly. There are also various types of cards, such as cards that are secured which require a deposit to cover charges that are made. Make sure you know what kind of card you are signing up for, and what you’re being offered.

Try your best to use a prepaid credit card when you are making online transactions. This will help so that you do not have to worry about any thieves accessing your real credit card information. It will be much easier to bounce back if you are scammed in this type of situation.

If you have more than one credit card, leave one at home always. Use it perhaps for online purchases made from home, but do not take it out with you. This way, if you do wind up slipping up and running up the cards in your wallet, you still have an available credit card to use for emergencies.

Be sure that you only apply for credit cards that you know that you will need now, as well as, in the future. This is important because having too many credit cards may lead to irresponsible spending and living outside your means. Doing so may very well cause you to become buried in debt and have a hard time paying it off.

Don’t use rewards cards exclusively and forget about your debit card. Charging everything to your card will eventually net you the rewards you are looking for. However, you are also likely to rack up interest rates and charges worth several flights.

Take a couple of credit cards along when you travel overseas. Make sure those cards are from two different banks. If one card doesn’t work, you can try using one from another bank instead. If the cards are different, your access to the credit you need will be increased.

Credit cards can either be your friend or they can be a serious foe which threatens your financial well being. Hopefully, you have found this article to be provisional of serious advice and helpful tips you can implement immediately to make better use of your credit cards wisely and without too many mistakes along the way!

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Cooking Advice You Will Want

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Cooking can be one of life’s great pleasures. Whether you’re baking or grilling, you can always find something new to create for a meal and can always use tips. Here are a few tips for you to keep in your arsenal and use when you’re looking for great cooking advice.

Season meats evenly. It is important to season all of the meats you are going to be cooking evenly. Sprinkle the seasoning lightly over the meat like it was snowing down. This will keep the seasoning even and prevent clumping. The taste will be more consistent all through it.

To prepare for the meal that you are going to cook, make a comprehensive list of everything that you are going to need to cook your meal when you go to the supermarket. This will allow you to stay as organized as possible so there is no part of your meal that you leave out.

If you are cooking for someone special, do not try a recipe that you have never tried before. Because you are trying to impress this person, you want to make sure you make a satisfying meal. Try something you are very familiar with, and make sure you have all the ingredients you need to make it.

One of the best ways to store green vegetables so that you can increase the lifespan that they have, is to store them in a damp paper towel and place them in a plastic bag. This will keep the nutrients in them and retain the freshness that they need to remain tasty.

Planning out meals for the coming week can save you both time and money. You can buy all of the things you will need beforehand without having to make spontaneous trips to the store during the middle of a busy week. You can have a planned schedule and it will make it easy for you to prepare things before you actually cook.

When trying to cook healthy foods, it is important to cut back on the amount of oils and butters that you are using. A great alternative is using nonstick bakeware or a nonstick cooking spray. Many of the sprays have little to no calories and make foods healthy and cleanup a breeze.

Use either a steaming or a stir-frying technique to cook your vegetables. These two methods help the vegetables retain both their color and their nutrients, providing your family with a healthier side dish that also looks attractive. Your children, in particular, are more likely to eat their vegetables if they look nice.

Rather than using a traditional store bought dressing when making a salad, try making your own vinaigrette. A vinaigrette that is homemade will contain less ingredients than store bought ones and have no preservatives. This makes the vinaigrette more natural and better tasting. Simply shake the ingredients in a sealed container and enjoy.

If you want a creative and efficient way to store your sauces, pour them in ice cube trays and leave them to freeze. That way you can choose how many cubes you need to make the right amount of a particular sauce, dinner or soup, plus they can be easily reheated.

Watch the time when you are making pasta for a dish. If you are cooking pasta that will be mixed with sauce, you should shave a full minute off of the initial boil time. Doing this will keep your noodles from becoming overcooked in the sauce as you mix them.

To get extra moist chocolate chip cookies, add a packet of dried vanilla pudding mix to any recipe. You do not have to add the other ingredients for the pudding recipe or even add extra moisture to your existing recipe. Simply adding the powdered mix helps the cookies to attain a smoother, softer texture.

A great way to use random vegetables in your refrigerator is to make some fried rice. Using day-old cool rice is best, however, if you have to make it fresh, make the rice drier by cutting down on the water a bit. To prepare fried rice, saute your meat and vegetables together until tender, then add in your rice along with soy sauce, ginger, garlic and other spices.

If you love to cook but have minimal space for a library of cookbooks in your kitchen, consider purchasing a small laptop or netbook exclusively for kitchen use. You can keep your own recipes and notes on the computer, pull up thousands of recipes online, and listen to your favorite radio stations or TV shows as you cook.

Keep greens like arugula and herbs fresher longer by wrapping them in a damp paper towel and placing them in a zippered storage bag in the refrigerator. This technique keeps the leaves from shriveling and drying out, and may extend the life of your herbs or greens for an extra four days.

Don’t let extra eggroll and wonton wrappers go to waste! They are great for making simple homemade baked chips. Cut the wrappers into chip size shapes and place on a greased cookie sheet. Spray the wrappers lightly with cooking spray or oil. Top with your favorite flavoring such as savory garlic salt, or sweet cinnamon sugar, and bake until crisp.

When using a meat thermometer to check the temperature of meat or poultry, ensure that you do not insert it too close to the bone or the pan. The bones and pans are hotter than the surrounding flesh, and you may get an inaccurate reading. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the meat to get the most accurate temperature.

Remove roasts, chickens, pork loins, or hams from the oven just a couple of minutes before they reach their ideal temperature for perfectly cooked meat that isn’t too dry. The meat will continue to cook for the first couple of minutes outside the oven, bringing it to a safe temperature.

These tips are just a few of the many cooking tips available for those who love to cook. Use them as is or to inspire ideas of your own. The great thing about cooking is that nothing is ever wasted. Every idea is a good one in the kitchen.

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Did you know that the squeaking you hear from your pipes is the hot water causing the pipe to expand? This and more great plumbing information is provided in this article. If you are looking for clear and concise information, then read the tips we have provided below.

Avoid plumbing problems! Do not stop up the toilet! Some common items that will stop up a toilet include: toys, hair, paper towels, birth control items, and feminine personal products. Do not flush these items down your toilet – unless the instructions say otherwise! These can stop up your toilet – to the point that nothing else will work – except calling a plumber!

To avoid clogs, pay attention to what you flush. Sanitary napkins, thick toilet paper and baby wipes should never be flushed. These items can expand and cause a clog, or get caught on a pipe. Instead, dispose of them in a sanitary way that does not involve flushing them down the toilet.

You need to winter-proof your house. You have to make sure you switch of the master circuit breaker or the shut-off valve before you leave your house. Since one small hole or congested water can quickly freeze and cause pipes to break and expand, you need to drain and open all outdoor and household water lines.

During the winter, preventing frozen pipes when you live in a small dwelling can be something good to know. Frozen pipes will not only stop your flow of water but can crack and damage pipes. By running a little water out of every faucet during the coldest parts of the day, you can avoid this.

Feel the floors around the toilets to see if they are soft; this will help you know if you have any damage. Sit reversed on the toilet (facing the tank) with your feet on the floor. Rock your weight onto each foot in turn and see if you can feel any weakness or “give” in the floor. Discovering this issue sooner can mean big savings for your checking account, as compared to finding out about it later.

Have you tried patching your pipe with the store-bought patching kits only to have that section of your plumbing continue leaking? Replacing the damaged pipe is a more permanent solution than patching. First, you must shut off the main water valve, and drain the water from the damaged section. Cut out the damaged section of the copper pipe, leaving about an inch of extra pipe on both sides of the damaged area. Remove corrosion from inside the pipes with a wire brush. Apply flux to the replacement pipe and the remaining pipe. Slide the piece of replacement pipe into place with couplings. Apply solder all around the joint, and use a propane torch to solder the replacement section into place.

You should drain all of the water out of the tank of your hot water heater at least once every three to six months. Draining all of the water out of the tank helps to prevent sediment build-up at the bottom of the tank. This sediment can cause the tank to bang or to heat less efficiently.

Don’t throw trash down your toilet. Doing so can clog the drain and cause plumbing problems. Avoid flushing pads, cotton, towels, tissues or anything that cannot dissolve easily to avoid plugging the pipes. Reduce your use of toilet paper if you notice frequent clogs.

Do not forget to check the temperature of the water heater in your house, especially if you are planning to leave for an extended period of time. You should keep the temperature no higher than 120 degrees, which will help to reduce energy use and prevent your system from burning out.

Do you have a frozen drainpipe? You can use a garden hose to thaw it out. First of all, remove the trap from the drainpipe and insert the hose until it will not go any further. While lifting up the other end of the hose, pour hot water down it. Keep pouring hot water down the hose until the drainpipe thaws. To save time with cleanup, keep a bucket underneath to catch the water that overflows.

One of the things that you can do to safeguard your home from any serious plumbing issues is to install a flood alarm. This is a device that will sound when it comes in contact with water, alerting you if there are any issues in a particular area in the house.

When the time comes and you need the assistance of a plumber, the DCA can supply you with excellent records for review or reference. By doing this you can see if they have any problems with their license and heck on reviews about the quality of their work. If they are not licensed or have complaints, you should choose someone else to do the job.

Make sure to never leave any flammable liquids near your water heater. Certain liquids like gasoline, solvents, or adhesives are flammable, and if left too close to the water heater, can ignite. If you have to have these liquids in your basement, place it far away from your water heater.

If you need to shut off your plumbing system, turning off the main valve is not enough. A leaking sink will still be supplied by the water that remains in the pipes. Make sure you check all the pipes for signs of wetness or leaks. You should do this regularly.

Hair can clog your drains if you do not clean them regularly. You could also get some screens to place over your drains to keep most of the hair from going down. Hair usually breaks down, but it can cause your drains to back up if they are present in large quantity.

In conclusion, you now know what causes the squeaking noise from your pipes, as well as a lot more information. Use this guide as the best way to take care of any plumbing issues that might come up. Hopefully, you were able to comprehend the advice given and will be able to fully utilize it whenever needed.

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Getting rid of pests inside your home can be pretty daunting. While it may seem like they will never go away, there are several methods that you should consider. The following article is full of tips that will help you take your home back from all of the pests that have been living there.

Use hairspray to kill cockroaches. If you ever have a cockroach in your home and don’t have any bug killer on hand, try using an aerosol hairspray. It allows you to keep a significant distance between yourself and the roach, while being an effective means of suffocating and killing it.

A trained dog is a great termite-finding tool. A human professional will only be able to give you a partial diagnosis of your home. Trained dogs are able to check all of the house. Termites create the byproduct called methane gas from eating wood, which the dogs are able to smell.

Kill ants around your home using an easy-to-make home concoction. Combine borax and sugar in a jar in a 1:1 ratio. Sprinkle the mixture around the outside of your home at its foundation and anywhere else you’ve noticed ants. The sugar will attract the ants, while the borax will kill them.

Take away any pet food in the overnight hours. You will also want to take away their water bowl. Bugs like to eat the food and then wash it down with the water bowl. If you are spraying for bugs with pesticide you want to take away the dog bowl before hand.

There is a solution for people who are experiencing a bug problem. Visit a home improvement outlet and seek advice from professionals. They can show you what kind of pesticides you can use on whatever pests are invading your home.

Make sure that you mow your lawn frequently. Mowing your lawn is a great way to get rid of the excess matter that is in your front yard, and will kill some of the bugs left stranded. This is a good way to keep your area looking tidy, while reducing pests around your house.

Check all of your exterior doors thoroughly. You have to make sure that no daylight is shining through the bottom of them all. Some doors to pay special attention to are your front door and your exterior garage door. If you see daylight, try adjusting the height of their thresholds and possibly adding some weather striping to them.

Make sure that you do not incorporate rat poison in your pest control regimen if you have a dog or cat. Your dog could get sick from catching a poisoned rodent. You should also not use rat poison if you have small children. They could actually eat these pellets, mistaking them for candy.

Vacuum your carpet often if you are having a flea problem. Fleas will begin to live in your carpet if there is not enough room for them on your pets. To help to keep their population low you should vacuum your floors a couple times a day and dispose of the bag immediately.

If you are struggling with an ant problem in your house, make sure you are not feeding your unwanted visitors! Be very diligent about putting away any food after you eat it and keep your countertops and floors clean. Take out your trash regularly and if you have pets, don’t leave their food out overnight.

If you can, try to eliminate pests without using pesticides. Although pesticides can get rid of insects, most of them are very toxic and can harm people if enough is breathed in. Therefore, try using an IPM approach. This approach involves using no chemicals so that you can eliminate pests without causing harm to anyone.

If cockroaches are part of your pest problem, make sure you seal all foods. Only Tupperware and locked bags are sufficient, as clips are not. Sources of food help attract and keep up the population of roaches. Anything that you use for baking, such as sugar and flour, should always be kept in containers that are well sealed.

When you’re overrun by cockroaches, place Borax powder around your home, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. If you have pets or children, this may not be the best solution as they can get into this poison as well. This trick can be used for other pests as well, like ants.

Do not waste your money on bed bug bombs. Instead, get some Alpine Dust or some Phantom Aerosol and apply these products to your mattress. These non-repelling products are toxic to bed bugs and other pest but they are impossible to detect, which means the pest will not hide from it.

If your home is infested with flying bugs, take them down using hairspray. Perfume will kill them sometimes, too. Just be careful not to spray perfume or hairspray in your face. These are flammable products, so avoid open flames. This is a great quick-fix if you have no bug spray handy.

Don’t leave standing water out in your yard. Pests of all sizes and shapes love water. They drink it, and they bathe in it. Bugs often lay their eggs in it. Make sure that after every rainfall, you do your best to eliminate any standing water so that you don’t encourage pests.

If your home is suffering from termite damage, this home remedy may become a foundation saver! Termites are naturally attracted to cellulose found in cardboard. Grab some cardboard boxes and spray them wet with water. The termites will be attracted to the cardboard, making it an ideal trap for these pests. This won’t cure your problem, but reduce the numbers. Make sure to burn the trap a few days later.

While you may have been living with pests in your home for quite some time, there are ways that you can get rid of them. It may take a little trial and error to finally get rid of them, but it can work. The tips here will help you take your home back.

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In 2008, Tyler Oakley created his first YouTube vlog, and now, he?s one of the most well-know personalities on the platform. That, coupled with his amazing work for The Trevor Project, has skyrocketed Tyler?s star and garnered him over 4.5 million subscribers, as well as world-wide exposure and influence.

On Thursday, Oakley appeared on Maria Menounos’ ?aftershow? network, AfterBuzz TV, where he was interviewed by Jillian Leff as part of the network’s Spotlight On series. During the interview, Oakley discussed his personal coming out story, and Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox’s transgender movement.

When asked about his ‘coming out’, Oakley was open and honest, revealing a struggle with his torn family and their opposing views on sexuality, “My parents are divorced, and so it’s split into two sets of families. One was super liberal and very open-minded. One was kind of conservative, religious and not so open-minded to the gay stuff. With one family it was great, and then for the other it was not so great. There were moments when they offered to help ‘fix it’ or offered to send me somewhere to get it changed. Or asking me if this was a cry for attention. Or me being rebellious. But just as much as I had that, I had my other set of family that was one hundred percent supportive and there for me.”

Oakley also took time to address Laverne Cox’s meteoric rise to fame and her influence on the transgender community. He explains his support and the good Cox is doing for trans culture.”When it comes to the trans community, some people don’t even validate that type of existence…It’s super important for me to give as much love and open attention to people like Laverne…I have so much respect and love [for her].”

Links to Tyler Oakley’s appearance can be found on AfterBuzz TV’s website or on iTunes or YouTube:

Website – http://site.afterbuzztv.com/?s=tyler+oakley

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AfterBuzz TV’s Spotlight On, hosted by Jillian Leff, is available for download on iTunes and YouTube. Spotlight On takes a look at on-camera personalities and actors journeys from their first job to most recent works and broadcasts worldwide from Los Angeles, CA as part of E!?s Maria Menounos and filmmaker Keven Undergaro’s online broadcast network, AfterBuzz TV. AfterBuzz is dedicated to producing daily post-game wrap-up shows for fans’ favorite TV shows, covering shows like The Bachelorette, Real Housewives’ franchises, WWE’s Monday Night Raw and countless others. Currently, AfterBuzz TV receives over 20 million weekly downloads on iTunes from over 100 countries. For further information about the network, visit afterbuzztv.com.







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Many people suffer from hair loss caused by emotional or physical stress. This type of hair loss is the body’s response to physical causes such as illness, high fever, surgery or childbirth. Severe emotional upsets can also trigger this temporary condition. The following tips can help you recover more quickly and put an end to your abnormal hair loss.

If you are lucky enough to have caught your hair loss in the beginning stages thereof then you may want to try UV treatment. Studies have shown its effectiveness in preventing the advancing of hair loss. As such however, there is a caveat that they only showed mild improvement half the time. It is what it is, an option.

If you are struggling with hair loss, it is a good idea to steer clear of tight hairstyles. The tight hairstyles include buns, ponytails, and braids. If you keep your hair in a tight style, you will experience more hair loss. Try to keep your hair as loose as possible if it must be pulled up.

To avoid hair loss, try not to overuse styling products. Many of these products, such as hairsprays, mouse, and gel, contain chemicals that can cause severe damage to your hair and make it fall out.

Consult your doctor to rule out a thyroid problem or anemia. Sometimes excessive hair loss can be due to certain conditions, such as issues with your thyroid, lack of iron, or an excessive level of male hormones. Estrogen levels can rapidly drop after menopause causing elevated male hormones in a woman’s body. If your doctor determines that these issues aren’t the cause, then it is time to visit the dermatologist for a detailed scalp examination.

You may not believe it, but one way to combat the loss of your hair is to move to an area that has low air pollution. Studies have proven that men who live in highly polluted areas are at a greater risk for developing hair loss, because the pollutants can travel into their bloodstream, causing damage to hair and making it fall out.

If you suffer from male pattern baldness or have bald areas, you may find help with hair weaving. A mesh can be attached to remaining hair and then real or artificial hair is woven into the mesh. These offer a temporary solution, as the mesh can oxidize, stretch or loosen. Then they must be replaced.

Be proactive about your hair loss. If you have longer hair and you notice it starting to fall out, get a shorter haircut or consider shaving your head. This will make the hair loss less startling and prevent long loose strands from clogging your shower drain and ending up all over your home.

In order to mitigate hair loss or see a substantial decrease in hair loss you need to eat a healthier diet. This means you should eat more fruits, vegetables, beans, and non-fatty meats like fish and poultry. Stay away from complex carbohydrates because they produce sugars that are harmful to your body’s balance.

Having toxins in your body can help speed up the hair loss process, so you should aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily to help strengthen your hair. Drinking this amount of water helps to purge your body of the toxins that can damage hair follicles. Once these toxins are gone, your hair can grow strong.

Making sure that you’re eating foods rich in iron is a great way you can help strengthen your hair and prevent it from falling out. Think of eating foods like green leafy veggies, liver, dates, raisins and other dried fruits, and even whole grain cereals. These food sources are a great source of iron.

Eat a balanced diet to help prevent hair loss. Your diet affects your hair as well your body. By following a diet consisting of fruits and veggies, whole grain and protein, you will be feeding your hair the best diet possible to thrive. Also, vitamins are essential for healthy hair, with Vitamin C improving scalp circulation and Zinc stimulating hair growth.

Try using coconut milk or aloe vera. You can use either one for this. First you massage coconut milk or aloe vera gel gently into your hair. You should leave this in your hair for 30 minutes. Next, you should rinse it off with warm water. Repeat three times a week for the best results.

Many people overlook the role of stress management in hair loss prevention. Stress is one of the most common causes of hair loss. Since hair is a non-essential function of the body, it is one of the first areas affected by stress. Keeping your stress level under control is of utmost importance in maintaining your hair.

To use lifestyle factors to prevent hair loss, avoid overusing certain unhealthy substances. Namely, eating too much salt, drinking too much alcohol and using too much of any tobacco product can all contribute to causing hair loss. Don’t overindulge, and your chances of keeping a full, healthy head of hair will go up.

To better understand the possible causes of hair loss, check whether it’s accompanied by skin shedding. If you’re experiencing skin shedding, or scaling, at the same time as hair loss, your hair loss may be related to a skin problem. In these cases, you should be able to cure the hair loss by curing the skin problem.

Make sure your hair is clean before you go to sleep. Rinse out any type of hair product, such as hairspray or gel. Leaving these products in while you are sleeping will harm your hair, and can lead to hair loss. If your hair is long, try to smooth out any knots before bed.

Hair loss itself can cause emotional upset, and it is important to do whatever you can to approach the situation with calm and optimism. The tips you have learned here can provide you with some peace of mind and a strategy to recover and restore the growth of your hair to its normal cycle.

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Acne is a burden to many people. Acne is caused by the pores of the skin being clogged by oil and dirt, which causes bacteria to grow in them. The bacteria causes swelling at the area of growth. If you have acne and would like to get rid of it, then read on to learn some valuable tips.

Reduce acne flare ups by changing your pillowcase everyday. Consider why for a moment. Imagine yourself sleeping in oil and dirt every night. Always wash your pillows and use a fresh one each night.

One thing that can ensure acne stays away is that you are not trying an acne treatment long enough. Many people are incredibly impatient and expect immediate results. There are no magic cures for acne, so once you start a treatment, give it ample time to work. If you do give it a while and see no improvement, then move on or ask your dermatologist.

There is a household item that can help you get rid of your unwanted acne. It is right in your medicine cabinet. If you take just a dab of toothpaste and put in on a pimple before you go to sleep at night, by the morning it will have reduced in size and will be less red.

If you have a blemish that will not go away, go into your freezer and use a piece of ice. Ice will help to reduce the swelling of your pimple so that it is much less noticeable when you go out with your friends. Additionally, this treatment will hasten the healing process, so that you are back to normal quicker than usual.

Often foods will be the culprit of the acne that you have on your skin. If you notice that a specific food is causing your acne, try to limit it as much as possible. Ice cream, milk, cheese and other dairy products have been shown to increase acne.

As hard as it may be, do not touch your face with your hands unless you have washed them first. The bacteria and oils on your hands, rub onto your face and are often contributing factors toward common skin problems. You can carry around hand sanitizer and use that if you are on the go, rather than stopping somewhere to wash your hands.

If you have a big event coming up, it is a good idea that you use foundation to cover-up your pimples. While using too much heavy makeup can cause acne to form, a little bit of makeup is not going to cause you to break-out.

If you feel you must use makeup and you have acne, choose products that are not oil-based. Look for water-based makeup formulas and items with more natural ingredients. Avoid all harsh chemicals. Ultimately you want to save your skin from additional breakouts.

If you have acne, try to stay clear of loofahs, washcloths, and strong soaps. Instead, use a daily wash or bar soap specially made for acne. When applying any acne treatment to your face, make sure not to scrub the area too roughly. This will only further irritate your skin.

To help get rid of pimples and prevent futures ones from appearing, take a chromium supplement once a day. Although Chromium is better known as an aid for weight loss, it also helps to heal infected skin. These supplements can be commonly found in a drug stores and nutrition stores.

To help prevent acne you should touch your face as little as possible. The dirt and oil that is on your hands can help to clog your pores and cause more breakouts to happen. By not touching your face, you can be sure that you are not encouraging breakouts to happen.

If you experience a lot of acne outbreaks near your mouth, you should stop using whitening toothpastes or other tooth-whitening products. The chemicals used for whitening teeth can irritate the skin and make it vulnerable to acne infection. Whitening toothpaste also contains abrasives that can damage the skin, accelerating the spread of acne.

Give it time. Sometimes, it can actually just be best to wait your acne out. Mild acne breakouts will usually clear up on their own within a couple of months. Using too many products to try and get rid of the acne might just confuse and irritate your skin. It could even make the acne worse.

If you wear sunglasses, make sure that the lenses and the frames are cleaned every single week. Even though you can’t see it, bacteria will build up on your sunglasses and contribute to acne formation. Clean your sunglasses often if you want to achieve bright, radiant skin around the eyes.

To help prevent acne, make sure you wash your face daily. This helps remove unnecessary oils, dead skin cells, and other impurities from your face. Avoid heavy soaps and harsh cleansers or scrubbing sponges. These can irritate your face even more. Stick to using your hands with a very mild cleanser.

Use baking soda and water to help dry your acne up. Just mix the two ingredients and apply directly to any blemishes. Allow the mixture to dry for at least fifteen minutes and wash. Baking soda will help to neutralize the pH levels in your skin and can clear a blemish up fast.

Over the counter acne products can be an effective way to treat acne problems. These products generally contain either benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, both of which are effective at getting rid of bacteria related to acne. When using these products, it is best to start off with a small amount because they can sometimes cause irritation if you have sensitive skin.

If you talk on your cell phone on a regular basis and find yourself breaking out on one side of your face, this may be an indication that your cell phone is harboring bacteria that is causing you unnecessary trouble. Wipe down your phone as often as you can to eliminate the bacteria growing on it and prevent the spread from your phone to your face.

As stated before, acne is a burden to many people. If you remember the information from this article, then you can lessen the impact and appearance of this annoying affliction. You may even succeed in eliminating the burden of acne altogether.

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Road tripping with a Red Delicious? Picnicking with a Pink Lady? This summer, grab your smartphones and take a selfie: U.S. Apple Association (USApple) is asking apple lovers to photograph their favorite summer moments with an apple in hand through its ?Summer Selfie? Facebook contest.

Launching today, ?Apple Summer Selfie? encourages individuals to snap and share selfies in a summer setting with their favorite apples or apple products to celebrate the fruit?s convenience and taste during our warmest months. Here?s how it works:

1.????Through August 15, snap and post your ?Apple Summer Selfie? to USApple?s Facebook page: http://www.Facebook.com/USApples. #AppleSummerSelfie

2.????The Apple Summer Selfies can be photos of apple lovers enjoying summer by themselves ? or with friends or family ? with an apple or apple product in hand, on their plate, or in the background.

3.????USApples will share fan selfies on its Facebook page and other social channels throughout the campaign and choose at least one fan?s photo each week to win a special prize from one of the campaign partners: Lee?s Famous Recipe Chicken, Tajin, Brooks Tropicals, and Dizzy Pig BBQ.

?Apples are the most convenient and portable fruit you could ask for during summertime adventures!? said Wendy Brannen, USApple?s Director of Consumer Health and Public Relations. ?No matter your favorite variety, apples are a perfect and healthy companion to toss into a backpack during a hike, satisfy your family?s cravings during a long road trip or enjoy in a warm, gooey fried pie on a Saturday picnic.?

Lee?s is offering a coupon for a free sample pie this summer at select locations in conjunction with the online promotion, along with other prizes. Likewise, Tajin, Brooks Tropicals, and Dizzy Pig BBQ will be shipping goodies to weekly winners within the continental United States.

For more information and to post your ?Apple Summer Selfie?, visit http://www.Facebook.com/USApples.

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Looking for inspiration for your Apple Summer Selfie? Here are six ideas for each ?Apple Summer Selfie? week:

1.????Celebrate Independence Day or any fun-filled weekend with a four-star Classic American Apple Pie. (http://www.usappleblog.org/all-american-apple-pie/)

2.????Add a kick of flavor with a backyard appetizer on a stick: Apple and Chicken Skewers (http://www.usappleblog.org/tajin-apple-recipes/).

3.????Finish off a super meal with a cool bowl of Apple Cider-Pomegranate Sorbet (http://www.usappleblog.org/cider-pomegranate-sorbet/).

4.????Just juice it with this lively blend of apples, oranges and broccoli (http://www.usappleblog.org/recipe-super-protecto).

5.????Ditch the greasy potato chips for the much healthier alternative: Apple Chips (http://www.usappleblog.org/featured-apple-product-dried-apples/) and Apple Guacamole (http://www.usappleblog.org/brooks-tropicals-apple-guacamole/).

6.????Celebrate the summer season with summery-flavored seasonings on a Savory Apple Tart (http://www.usappleblog.org/dizzy-pig-savory-apple-tart/).

About USApple

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) is the national trade association representing all segments of the apple industry. Members include 40 state and regional associations representing the 7,500 apple growers throughout the country, as well as more than 400 individual firms involved in the apple business. More information on the organization is available at USApple.org.

About ?Apple Summer Selfie? Partners

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken is a casual dining franchise founded in 1966 specializing in chicken, homestyle sides, and biscuits. There are currently 142 Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken locations in 13 states across America. The majority of Lee?s stores are in the Midwest and southern states.

Taj?n International was incorporated in the United States in 2005. TAJ?N is the leading Fruit seasoning in Mexico and in the US. Is a well-balanced, 100% natural blend of chili peppers, sea salt and dehydrated lime. Tajin has a unique taste that enhances the flavor of fruit & veggies.

Brooks Tropicals grows, packs and ships tropical produce from Florida and the Caribbean. You?ll find Brooks? produce in choice grocery stores across the U.S. and Canada.

Dizzy Pig Barbecue Company, LLC, founded in 2002, offers tasty, all-natural seasonings, hand-blended with only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. Dizzy Pig currently spins 13 original seasonings plus 4 more in its ish-Fusion Blends line-up.







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Growing your own organic fruits and vegetables is a great way to know what your food contains and where it comes from. While gardening without the use of pesticides and herbicides can seem like it might be hard to to do, if you have the right information, it can actually be very easy and rewarding. This article will show you how it can be done.

When starting your organic garden, you must be sure you have the proper size containers because containers are crucial for holding your plants. Your containers should be around two or three inches in depth for them to be effective. In addition, you should make sure you have holes in the bottom of your containers for drainage purposes.

Take care of your containers. You do not have to spend a lot of money on containers: you can reuse common items as pots. Make sure you clean your containers thoroughly and disinfect them to avoid diseases. Drill a few holes in the bottom so that the extra water can be drained.

Make sure your seeds have enough room to grow. It is fine to have many seeds in one container before they sprout, but you will have to replant them as they grow. Use containers that are actually big enough for one plant, and avoid having more than one plant in each container.

Tend to your garden a few steps at a time. A garden requires ongoing maintenance, and becomes a big time drain if you let things pile up until the weekend. Stop by the garden for a few minutes each day and deadhead some flowers while you’re waiting for dinner to cook or pull a few weeds while watching the kids play.

An organic alternative to chemical fertilizer is compost. You can make your own compost by using fruits, vegetables and other organic wastes from your home. Compost gives your soil the nutrients it needs and improves its structure.

Location is very important to organic gardening. Your garden should be in an area that will get at least ten hours of sunlight during the summer. Prior to starting your garden, make sure that your location does not have any large obstructions that will cast shadows and block the sun. Plants need an adequate amount of sunlight to live.

Avoid chemicals in your garden. Keep the toxins out of the food and the water supply. One of the best parts about organic gardening is eliminating chemical compounds from your food supply. There are many alternatives to chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Almost any problem can be cured with the right management.

When growing your own organic plants, you should move your seedlings away from any air vents or radiators immediately upon germination. This is because your seedlings do not need to be really warm like germinating seeds do. They need to be cooler in order for them to grow in the best way.

To rid your organic garden of bugs, try using a mixture of dish soap and water. Mix 2 tablespoons of dish soap into a gallon of water. Use a spray bottle to spray the foliage and soil around the plants. Before spraying your whole garden or even a whole plant, test the effect of the mixture on a few leaves and wait a few days before doing the rest.

Planting an insectary garden beside your vegetable garden is a natural and effective way to rid your vegetable garden of harmful insects. With the right variety of plants, this garden spot will attract beneficial insects that will kill and eat the harmful ones that eat your vegetables. The insectary can be a separate garden or several small plantings interspersed among the vegetables.

Use living matter to make the best compost. Though you may be tempted to start tossing everything into your compost pile, don’t do it. Remember your compost is not a trashcan. Put in plenty of grass clippings, fallen leaves, and kitchen garbage such as food scraps and old leftovers. This will make your compost process faster.

Avoid over fertilizing your plants. Over fertilizing can lead to lots of lush growth, that is soft and attractive to pests and animals. Slower growing gardens are often hardier, meaning they are better at resisting pests and diseases. This is one of those cases where too much of a good thing isn’t a good thing at all.

Grow basil successfully. Basil is an annual warm-season herb, very susceptible to cold and frost. Sow seed in spring at a depth of about 1/2 inch in full sun. Keep the soil evenly moist. When the basil reaches about 6 inches, pinch out the top to encourage bushy growth. Pick continuously before any flower buds open. Pick leaves in the morning after dew has dried, and don’t over wash leaves, as you will lose the aromatic oils.

The best way to spread mulch on your organic garden is with a flat-headed rake. A flat-headed rake is effectively two tools in one. You can use the tined side to distribute mulch over fresh areas. When you flip the rake over, its flat side makes an efficient tool for smoothing your mulch and making sure it is distributed evenly.

To control weeds in your garden without using chemical herbicides around your organic plants, mulch between rows with bark, clean straw, mulch-covered newspapers, or sawdust from untreated wood. Beware of using anything to mulch or fertilize that might contain seeds that can add more weeds, such as grass clippings or fresh manure.

Do you have any issues with those little aphids in your garden? If so, try spraying any infested leaves, stems, and buds with a very diluted solution of soapy water, and then rinsing the area down with clear water. This technique will work on even the heaviest of aphid infestations.

As you can see, growing your own garden, free from the chemicals that other foods contain, is not only easy to do, but you will have a wonderful, healthy crop of food that you can eat yourself, or share with family and friends. Make sure you tell them what they are eating.

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Real Estate Tips For Sellers

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It’s not impossible to sell your real estate in this market. You can make some wise choices and affect the sale of your property in a pro active way. This article will shine a light on those choices that you should focus on and how they can help you in your sale.

When selling your house, try to make it look as attractive as possible to a potential buyer. This doesn’t need to be expensive: simply a lick of paint indoors or making sure the windows are sparkling. For outside attraction, plant some brightly colored flowers, and be sure that your lawn is freshly mowed.

Bathrooms and kitchens are the two main areas of your home that will have the highest return on investment when it comes to selling your real estate. For best results, focus on these areas when you are doing any remodeling or updating to get the biggest bang for your buck.

To sell your home at a fair price, ask several real estate agent to estimate its value and ask them how much their agencies will charge you for listing and selling your home. If you cannot find a quick agency, you can list your home yourself very easily on the internet.

Open the door to high tech solutions when selling real estate. One of the newest methods of selling real estate is by installing a low cost FM transmitter. Simply set it up so that it plays interesting information about your home. Place a sign in your front yard that explains how they can tune in to hear more.

When looking for inexpensive home improvements that will greatly improve the look of your home, consider putting down tile in the foyer. The area immediately behind the front door is of course the first impression visitors will have of your home, so tile in that area can add significantly to your home’s appeal.

When you’re trying to sell your home, you want to make it look attractive to the potential buyer. One subtle way to do this is to go out and buy a decent looking shower curtain and put it up. Most homes for sale either don’t have one up or it’s an old one from the previous owner. You may not think it’s a big deal, but it can leave a subtle negative impression.

To make money selling real estate, you have to start by purchasing it in the right location. A neighborhood that is stable or improving, will generally be a good area to attract buyers down the road when it is time to sell. But a neighborhood that is going downhill, is going to weaken your investment.

If you are trying to sell real estate, it is absolutely vital that you stay active in the online world. There are blogs, wiki articles, forums and newsletters all over the internet that you can participate in to get your real estate out there on the world wide web.

Facebook is a wonderful online connection source these days and it can be very useful when you’re selling your home. Use the power of networking to get the word out about the home you have for sale. Ask your Realtor to do the same. Be sure to keep any very specific information confidential however, as safety must be kept in mind.

If you’re trying to sell your house, choose the right time of year to go on the market. Spring is often the best time to sell, since families won’t have to change schools in the middle of the year. Get your property ready to sell by February so you have several months to find a buyer.

A major selling point of a home is your bathrooms. When you are looking to sell your home, make sure that your bathrooms sparkle. Keep everything as clean as possible, including mirrors, light fixtures, and faucets. Try displaying your best or new items in the bathroom, such as your best or new rugs, shower curtains, and towels.

Try not to be home when potential home buyers come to look at your home. By being home, you may make the potential buyer uncomfortable or pressured. Let your real estate agent show your home. You can go visit family or friends or go to your local mall when your home is being shown.

If you need to add plants to improve your landscaping for showing your house, do not add trees. Immature trees look scrawny, and they really do not add any appeal to the landscaping. Mature trees are too expensive. Instead, consider planting bushes, which will give your landscaping a fuller, more established look inexpensively.

When you are looking to get in touch with an agent to help you with a house sale do not use the same agent as the other party involved. Anyone that they are dealing with has their best interest at heart and may not negotiate things as well as someone you hired of your own accord.

To prepare yourself for selling your home, starting viewing your house as a product, and make it less sentimental. Remove clutter and personal objects like photographs to make it easier for potential buyers to imagine their own items in the house. Keep the home tidy and neat to demonstrate to buyers that you take good care of the house in general.

If your front or back yard has too many trees, you may want to think about chopping them down before putting your home on the market. Many people are not interested in purchasing a home that has too many trees around it, while other people may simply be allergic to the trees.

Consider giving buyers a cash incentive. Even if your house is in excellent condition, the buyers are going to want to change something to make the house their own. If you offer a cash incentive as part of the deal, it will allow buyers the opportunity to make a few changes at no cost to themselves. This will make your property stand apart from other homes on the market.

Hopefully, the great advice that was in this article will send you on your way with a lot of great ideas to try in your current or future sale. While the market may be down, it just means that you have to be a little more creative in the actions that you take.

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If you need to purchase a home owner’s insurance policy, there is an abundance of information available. Not all of it is clear, or even helpful. We present to you a list of shrewd tips that will make it a bit easier for you.

Be aware of what your home insurance actually covers. A regular home insurance policy doesn’t cover things such as flood damage. This type of insurance needs to be purchased separately through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Another thing to consider is earthquake damage. If this is something that you may experience, you will have to buy specialized coverage from a private home insurance company. Luckily, both of these types of coverage are relatively inexpensive.

When looking for insurance quote, share with the insurance company facts about your home’s security systems. You can get lower rates by having a security systems installed in your home.

When considering insurance for your home, it may be beneficial to have an alarm system installed. Not only will this be beneficial for your own safety, but your insurance rates will reflect the added security as well. After providing proof that your system is monitored by an agency, you may qualify for up to 5% off your rates.

To save money on your homeowners insurance talk to your agent and see if the company provides discounts for installing additional smoke detectors. Many older homes lack them in areas that are considered standard places to install today and many insurance companies will provide a discount as an incentive for you to add more.

If you want your property to be fully insured against loss or damage, you need to periodically reevaluate the worth of your home and adjust your coverage accordingly. If you have made major improvements, additions, or repairs that would affect the worth of the home or which would cost significant amounts of money to replace, and they are not reflected in your property insurance coverage, you will not be able to get what you’ve put into your home in the event you need to file a claim.

If you live in a flood-prone area, never assume that you can rely solely on federal disaster assistance rather than purchasing flood insurance coverage. In the first place, a large percentage of all flooding incidents never qualify for federal disaster relief. Secondly, you may pay more in interest for a federal disaster loan than you would pay for flood insurance.

Don not, under any circumstances, allow your hazard insurance on your home to lapse. Most mortgage companies have a clause in the agreement you signed that in the event you don’t pay it, they will find a new policy for it, sparing no expense, and charge you for the premium. It will usually be at least double what you were paying before. You are better off doing whatever you need to in order to keep your policy current.

When you reach the happy day on which your mortgage is finally paid off, be sure to take advantage of the insurance benefits. The premiums for homeowner’s insurance are significantly lower for a house you own outright than for one you are still paying off. Insurance companies are betting,with good justification, that you will take better care of a home that is all yours.

Document all of your valuables and keep the pictures or videos of the things that you want covered under your home insurance, in a fireproof lockbox. This will protect your files and make filing a claim for the missing or destroyed items with your home insurance company, easier and quicker.

You want a policy with “guaranteed replacement value.” This insurance usually will typically pay for a home that’s worth the same amount as your destroyed home.

Be sure your home owner’s insurance coverage is sufficient enough to replace your actual home should something happen. If your house is destroyed, you do not want to find out that you cannot afford to replace it. Remember that the cost of building materials is constantly changing.

Make sure you have enough coverage for the contents within your home. Most of the time regular homeowner’s insurance will be enough to cover your contents if something happens, but if you have really valuable items, you may want to buy additional coverage for those items or increase the content insurance.

Equip your home with a security system. This will help you save a lot on your insurance policy. Also, you will be adding another shield to your home for protection.

It could be worth using your savings to pay for minor damage repairs. Any type of claim with your home insurance company will increase your annual premiums. The increase could be more than what it would cost you to repair the damage yourself, so in order to protect your no-claims discount, consider not involving your home insurance provider when small amounts of damage occur to your home.

Understand the risks you face if you live in flood- or earthquake-prone areas, including what kinds of additional insurance you will need. Home owner’s policies typically do not cover destruction caused by these two forces, and you will likely need additional coverage to fully protect your home in the event of a disaster.

The homeowners policy covers, among other things, the structure of the property. Check your policy to be sure what is exactly covered. Most policies cover damages from fire, smoke, lightning, and unusual weather. Check your policy for flood coverage. You may need to buy a special endorsement or an entirely different policy for this type of coverage.

Don’t forget your power tools when creating your home owner’s inventory! Items in your garage or shed tend to be expensive, including your lawn implements or snow blowers. Photograph them and keep track of how much you paid for them and when you bought them so when you have to file a claim you’ll have the information handy.

We don’t claim that this a comprehensive list of the advice that you need, but it should get you going in the right direction. Why not make a few notes outlining what tips you think that you can use? Try to apply some of these suggestions – we are confident that you can get a better deal.

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What images come to mind when you hear the word fitness? If you think of mainly horrible things like pain and fear then you have probably already preconditioned yourself against fitness. This article will present some tips to help you start to enjoy becoming fit and staying fit in a reasonable amount of time.

When you are weight lifting to increase fitness, it is always preferable to use free weights, not machines. This is because the free weights will allow you to build up the supporting muscles around the major muscle groups. Machines, instead, focus on very specific areas. You will see an increase in the amount of weight you can lift on the machine, but not as much strength as if you used free weights.

If you are going to be doing serious weight training, it is crucial to have a spotter on hand. As you are lifting, your body is going to get tired. Lifting without a spotter leaves you open to the danger of being unable to lift your weights off of your chest, or even more dangerously, having them fall down on you if your arms give out.

Try to work out in the morning. Why? Anything can happen to you during the day that makes you tired, stressed and flat out reluctant to exercise. By starting your day with exercise, you get it out of the way and it’s done. You can go on with the rest of your day knowing you’ve already done something good for your body.

Make sure that the shoes you buy for your workout actually fit your feet properly. Your feet are biggest during the middle of the day, so that is the optimal time to go shopping for a pair that fits. The fit should be just right, not too loose or too tight. Make sure that you also have about a half inch of space at the toe for some wiggle room.

Varying your exercise routine can help keep you engaged and give you better results. It’s easy to become bored when you’re doing the same workout every single day, and that means you won’t see the results you want. Mix up your exercises and do something a little different each day to keep yourself focused.

To get more muscle bulk, eat meat. Research shows that four to eight ounces of meat daily will help you add size to your muscles. A study followed two groups of men who performed the same exercise program. One group ate meat, and the other did not. While both groups grew stronger, the meat-eaters gained more bulk to their muscles. You can eat chicken, fish, turkey, beef, or pork to help add size to your muscles.

To stay healthy when exercising, it is important that your body be well hydrated. About two hours before your work-out session, drink about two servings (one serving is 8 oz) of water; during your work-out, you should drink at least 5 oz for every 20 minutes of exercise. Dehydration can have serious negative effects on the body and can lead to hospitalization if severe.

If you’ve hired a personal trainer, you can improve your odds for success by paying for his services up front. This practice increases the likelihood that you will actually show up for your workouts. You do not want to waste you money, do you? You are going to want to make the most of your investment so you will follow through.

A great tip when your calves feel tight after running is to sleep on your stomach while hanging your feet off the bed. The reason for this is because gravity will assist you in stretching your calf muscles through the entire night. Try this one night, and your calves will feel amazing the next morning.

A great tip to help you get physically fit is to start practicing the butterfly stroke when you go swimming. The butterfly stroke is considered the most difficult swimming stroke because it is so strenuous. If you’ve mastered freestyle swimming, try out the butterfly stroke for an even better workout.

Prior to launching a fitness regimen, you must get clearance from a physician. It can help you reap the most benefits and cut down on your risks. If prior health issues are of concern, you definitely need to seek medical clearance.

Once you are well-embarked into your fitness routine, tailor your stretching to your personal needs. Muscles that loosen up quickly and easily do not need much attention. Concentrate more on the muscles that always give you trouble. These muscles need to be stretched more carefully and thoroughly. They deserve the lion’s share of your stretching attention.

When working out, do not forget about your trapezius muscle, a muscle that runs from the back of the neck to the upper part of your shoulders. Working on this muscle can help upper back and neck pains. You can work on these muscles by holding dumbbells to your sides as you stand with your feet apart. Gradually bring up your shoulders and hold it that way for 8 seconds before releasing.

It is important that you do situps correctly and preserve your lower back. Putting a towel roll underneath your back can help you avoid back injuries while you still reap the benefits of sit-ups. Keeping your feet down by putting them under a couch can put a lot of pressure on your back and cause an injury.

When working out it is a good idea to have variety in your fitness routine. Many people get bored with what they are doing and it can cause them to be less intense when they are working out or to just quit altogether. Try different types of exercise. Interval training is also a great way to keep boredom at bay.

Hopefully, reading this article has helped you to realize that getting in shape can actually be a fun activity. Once you begin to see it as something you do for yourself instead of an obligation you can begin to work even harder. The tips that you have read here will help you to start doing just that.

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Personal finance focuses on how people or families gain, save and spend money. It also focuses on present and future events that will affect how money is used. The tips in this article should help you with your own personal finance needs.

Be frugal with your personal finance. While having a brand new car sounds tempting, as soon as you drive it off the lot it loses a huge amount of value. Often times you can get a used car in good if not better condition for a much lower price. You will save big and still have a great car.

Invest in what you love. The stock market and companies can be very confusing, and can seem like an unpredictable roller coaster. Plan on investing over the long run, not trying to make a quick fortune. Pick a company or companies who have been around for a long time, and who’s product you personally enjoy and use. This will give you some piece of mind in their security, as well as an interest in following them.

Selling scrap metal can be a rewarding way to make some extra money. The metal can be found being thrown away on trash night or if you want to try to make a business out of it, you can offer a scrap removal service and advertise your service.

One of the best ways to start saving is to get an old-fashioned piggy bank. Get a big plastic one that cannot be opened. Put all your change in your piggy bank and if you find money or get money as a gift, put half of it in the piggy bank. When the piggy bank is full, cut it open. You will have a great start to a savings account.

When managing your finances, focus on savings first. Approximately ten percent of your pre-tax income should go into a savings account each time you get paid. While this is difficult to do in the short run, in the long-term, you’ll be glad you did it. Savings prevent you from having to use credit for unexpected large expenses.

Don’t waste money on lottery tickets. Put the money in your savings account instead. This would guarantee an increase of money over time, as opposed to throwing money away.

You can often find great deals if you go shopping on the infamous Black Friday. If you are truly dedicated, you can wake up at the crack of dawn to get into stores as they open up and be the first person to get the best deals, which will greatly improve your personal finances.

If a person has a nice orchard or a very productive garden they can turn their surplus fruits and vegetables into money for ones personal finances. By selling these extra goods at a farmers market, roadside stand, or even at ones house they can earn money to invest into the garden or any other financial choice.

Although one would never expect it, money can be made from spiders. Not just any spiders, but select tarantulas that are in high demand in the pet trade, can yield great benefits to one’s personal finances, if one chooses to breed them. If a person has an interest in spiders, they can use it to their gain.

It is crucial to make sure that you can afford the mortgage on your new potential home. Even if you and your family qualify for a large loan, you may not be able to afford the required monthly payments, which in turn, could force you to have to sell your home.

You have to consider the amount of belongings you have before you rent your new apartment. Storage units are fairly expensive so it might be cheaper to rent a larger apartment than to rent a separate storage unit. It is also convenient when all your belongings are with you and you can access them all the time.

If you have consistently made your credit card payments on time for at least one whole year, you may have some leverage to negotiate more favorable terms, like a lowered interest rate or even a higher credit limit. Of course, only go for the second option if you have a real need to do so and can responsibly pay the added amount every month.

A great personal finance tip that can help you save money is to always hold on to your spare change. Some people just toss their spare change as if it doesn’t matter and that’s a huge mistake. Spare change can add up, which can save you money in the long run.

Comb through your monthly budget and find things that you don’t use or you use it so little that you don’t get any benefit out of the money that you spend. In this way, you can save some money each and every month by canceling those services.

Check your credit report regularly without paying for it. By law you can request a free credit report once a year. Make sure your report includes information from all the three major reporting agencies. Review them to ensure all the information is correct and challenge any inaccurate information you find.

Use an online savings account to get the best interest rates. Many savings accounts pay little or no interest due to the poor economy. There are online savings accounts, like those offered by ING Direct, that offers rates four to five times better than traditional brick-and-mortar banks. These rates do come with some restrictions, so read the fine print carefully before opening an account.

Think about getting rid of your landline. If you’re like most people you don’t even use your “regular” phoneline to make the bulk of your telephone calls. If you don’t need the landline, get rid of it. This will keep money in your pocket and chances are you won’t even miss the landline.

As stated before in the above article, personal finance takes into account how money is spent, saved and gained by individuals while also taking note of present and future events. Although managing it can be difficult, the tips that were provided in this article will help you manage yours.

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