Reading Eggs has launched its new Eggy Subtract to 20 app for iPad and iPhone. Suitable for children ages 4?7, this exciting new app includes 6 fun games that make learning and practicing subtraction enjoyable for young children.
With a focus on building subtraction skills with numbers up to 20, each game in Eggy Subtract to 20 provides a unique and motivational way to practice math with the touch-based interactivity of the iPad and iPhone. Children throw pies, match balls, snowboard, complete patterns, feed hungry monsters and test their memory while learning many strategies that will assist them with subtraction.
The app features colorful visuals, catchy music, fun sound effects, and a range of exciting rewards that keep children motivated to learn essential mathematics skills.
Eggy Subtract to 20 is available to download from the Apple App Store for $ 2.99.
For more information please visit http://readingeggs.com/apps/eggy-subtract-to-20/ or email andrew.starc(at)readingeggs(dot)com.
About Reading Eggs
Developed by educators with over 25 years of experience, Reading Eggs online lessons instruct children in the five areas crucial to literacy development ? phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Reading Eggs focuses on a core reading curriculum of skills and strategies essential for sustained reading success and is suitable for children aged 3 through 13. Since launching in the United States and Canada in 2011, Reading Eggs has signed on more than 500,000 subscribers and presented more than 15 million lessons in North America.
One of the few places in Toronto where a person can get authentic French pastries and desserts, Amadeus Fine Cakes never disappoints. The company will even deliver right to your front door.
Whether it?s their fresh berry tart, their sweet lemon tart, their moist strawberry short cake, their crunchy pear and pistachio tart, or the more exotic coconut mousse, Amadeus Fine Cakes is well known among regular visitors of the Toronto pastry community.
Originally established in 1991 on the vision of European trained pastry chefs pioneering the European pastry style in Toronto, Amadeus Fine Cakes has grown to be raved about in publications such as the Toronto Star among others. Nowhere else will one find as much attention to detail and quality in their pastries. In the two decades that have followed since their inception, the company?s master chefs have continued to innovate and improve upon traditional European recipes and techniques.
Using superior ingredients like creamy butter, smooth and rich chocolates along with the freshest of whipping creams and stellar liquers, the ?Amadeus experience? is one to savor.
Amadeus Fine Cakes has served thousands of customers throughout the Greater Toronto Area for going on three decades with some of Ontario?s finest French pastries, baked goods, and cakes. Whether it?s for an intimate family celebration or a wedding or even something bigger, Amadeus Fine Cakes can accommodate any event. The company prides itself on its use of only the freshest ingredients to create art in the kitchen from scratch.
The company has been the embodiment of uncompromising attitude, unbelievable craftsmanship, and unwavering passion for perfection ? three components to what makes Amadeus Fine Cakes the company that it is. The company believes in these principles and utilizes them through every aspect of their operation.
With every bite of their French pastries and cakes, Amadeus Fine Cakes are serving up a piece of France with every dessert.
About Amadeus Fine Cakes
Amadeus Fine Cakes has established itself as the recognized leader in French pastries and cakes in the Greater Toronto Area over the past twenty-five years. Offering a wide array of items on their menu, the company is well known in the community for creating a portfolio of the most delicious and aesthetically pleasing pastries to its clientele that numbers in the thousands. Ever since their inception, Amadeus Fine Cakes have provided Toronto with the experience of French pastries and cakes originally inspired from the villages of France where one can indulge in the same kind of fresh desserts right from the local bakery. This introduction of French culture to the city has proven to be a major success over the past two decades and the company continues to thrive with its delectable pastries and cakes.
View the website here http://www.amadeusfinecakes.com/.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Amadeus Fine Cakes at (905) 882 ? 9957 or email at info(at)amadeusfinecakes(dot)com.
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Concord, NH March 06, 2014
At this year?s Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA., Blake?s All Natural Foods, best known for its natural and organic comfort food dishes, will unveil a completely new line of all natural frozen meals. The product line will feature five brand new dishes that will be available nationwide starting in May 2014.
As one of the fastest growing brands in the Natural grocery channel with the top selling frozen protein-based item ? Chicken Pot Pie ? Blake?s sees this product line as an opportunity to expand its offerings and further the company?s goal to provide its consumers with convenient and healthy made-from-scratch meals, just like mom used to make. The new all natural line will join consumer favorites including classic comfort food dishes like Chicken Pot Pie and Mac & Cheese, and gluten-fee offerings such as Shepherd?s Pie and Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie with a cornbread crust.
These unique, protein-based savory meals are not only new to the Blake?s All Natural Foods line-up, but also to the freezer case, using old family recipes you won?t find in your typical frozen entr?e. Blake?s new line of meals will include the following:
Meatloaf Dinner Casserole with antibiotic-free, hormone-free beef, garlic mashed potatoes, garden peas, and savory gravy
Chicken Dinner Casserole with antibiotic-free, hormone-free white meat chicken, home style mashed potatoes, Blake?s signature gravy, and topped with traditional holiday stuffing
Chicken & Dumplings with antibiotic-free, hormone-free white meat chicken in a hearty southern gravy and topped with scrumptious dumplings
Chicken Noodle Casserole with antibiotic-free, hormone-free white meat chicken, organic pasta, savory mushroom cream sauce and sprinkled with a cheesy breadcrumb topping
Tuna Noodle Casserole with organic pasta, savory mushroom sauce, garden peas, and topped with potato chips
?With this new line of all natural meals, we looked back in Great Grandma Clara?s recipe box to re-invent classic dishes that have been in our family for four generations,? said Chris Licata, President & CEO of Blake?s All Natural Foods. ?We?re always looking for new ways to bring unique, convenient, made-from-scratch meals to as many people as we can and this new line does just that, in a healthy and all natural way that hasn?t been done before.?
At Expo West, Blake?s will offer samples of three of the new meals at Booth #5211: Chicken & Dumplings, Chicken Dinner Casserole, and Meatloaf Dinner Casserole, giving Expo West attendees an exclusive look (and taste!) of the new meals. The new line will be on shelves and available nationwide starting in May.
For more information about Blake?s All Natural Foods, please visit: http://www.blakesallnatural.com.
Blake?s All Natural Foods is a fourth generation family company located in Concord, New Hampshire. All Blake?s meals are made completely from scratch in small batches using the finest organic and natural ingredients. Blake?s All Natural Foods include organic and gluten-free options, such as their Gluten-Free Chicken Pot Pie. Other offerings include their classic Chicken Pot Pie, Old Fashioned Mac & Cheese, Shepherd?s Pie, and Macaroni & Beef. Their meals are available in over 6,000 stores nationwide. Blake?s has grown exponentially since they started in 1929 yet they still operate from the same principle: to provide consumers with convenient and healthy made-from-scratch meals, just like mom used to make.
To learn more about Blake?s All Natural Foods, please visit http://www.blakesallnatural.com or follow them on Twitter @BlakesNatural or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BlakesAllNaturalFoods
When you are ready to lose weight you will need two things: dedication and an understanding of what will work for you. Any large changes to your lifestyle will cost you time, money, and create a lot of stress, so be ready if you decide to take this route. If you decide you can’t handle it, you can still see great results by making small changes over time. Below are tips and ideas to help you find the weight loss lifestyle that will work for you.
When first starting out on your weight loss journey, focus on one change at a time. If you try to reduce your caloric intake, increase your exercise and cut out all the junk food all in the same week, you’ll end up overwhelmed. Have a simple, single goal and stick with it and then add on more, as each new goal becomes a habit.
To help you with your weight loss regime, make a list of your favorite fruits and vegetables, and research interesting and appealing sounding recipes you can make with them. Smoothies or juicing vegetables are great for this, as are more exotic items you might not normally try. Remember, making your diet interesting and fun will increase the chances of you sticking with it.
Keeping track of the calories that you take in each day is an important part of weight loss. Determine how many calories is an appropriate daily goal for you and then create meals that will fit in with your plans. Write down everything you eat, and how many calories it “cost” you, so that you don’t become confused about what you need to do each day.
If you have ever spent a day counting exactly how many calories that you have consumed that day, you may have found it a daunting task and have been very surprised at the results. Try simply taking note of everything you eat in a notebook or spreadsheet. By writing down everything that goes into your mouth, you may find that you’re consuming much more food then you thought you were when you were making mental notes.
You can aid your weight loss by eating a lot of walnuts. One study revealed that eating walnuts with breakfast kept people feeling fuller than those who didn’t have walnuts. Walnuts are also a tasty snack.
If you make an effort to exercise before going to work each day, you might be surprised by the weight loss results that you achieve. Studies have shown that the stress of the day, along with the amount of energy exerted, causes people to be more likely to go home and relax rather than work out.
A great way to help you lose weigh is to switch from regular peanut butter to all natural peanut butter. Regular peanut butter is full of saturated fat and sugar. All natural peanut butter is a fantastic source of healthy fats and it can be added to something as simple as a protein shake.
Try giving yourself an incentive to lose weight. If there’s a DVD or video game or other object you want, make it a present to yourself. If you meet your weekly/monthly goal, you can get the item you desire. If you don’t meet your goal, you don’t get it. That’ll give you an extra boost to work hard.
Losing weight goes a bit easier if you have a glass of water before sitting down for a meal. Water makes you feel full so you don’t feel as hungry when you begin eating. That means you won’t eat the amount you normally would and you’ll get a little hydration, too.
You should avoid eating muffins for breakfast. Muffins are usually high in fat and sugar content. They are made from processed white flour which is devoid of nutrients. When the sugar is burned off in the morning, you will feel very tired and low in energy. A muffin does not provide you with the essential nutrients that you need for a good start in the morning.
Take up meditation. Meditation can be a great way to deal with stress. Stress can trigger you to eat when you are not hungry. It can also be the driving force behind a lot of your cravings. Try adding a short meditation session to your daily routine. Alternatively, just try meditating when you feel hungry between scheduled meals.
Reducing the carbohydrates in your diet will go a long way toward helping lose weight. Remember that the key is to reduce carbs, not get rid of them completely. They are still an essential source of energy that will help you keep up your exercise regimen, but eating too much of carb-heavy foods like pasta will only deter your weight loss efforts.
Keep your weight down with some oatmeal each morning. Oatmeal has many benefits for dieters because it is a meal that satisfies hunger long than most foods, it contains many nutrients and it is low calorie if you know what topping to avoid. You will feel full for a while afterward.
It is easy to get caught up with a scale and with numbers when trying to lose weight. The number on the scale really doesn’t matter, it can fluctuate for many different reasons, and you can get discouraged easily. Get a tape measure and have a goal to lower your size, not your weight.
Just because there is food on your plate does not mean that you should keep eating. As soon as you feel your body is full you need to get up from the table. If you are in a restaurant then you should ask to have your food wrapped so you can take it home.
In the end, listen to your body. Pushing yourself too hard is a road to failure, but giving up on your commitment will also get you nowhere. Find what’s right for you and stick to it and you’ll thank yourself in the end. There’s no downside to living a fuller, more energetic life.
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Buying insurance can seem like such a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. As with anything, knowing what you are doing makes the process much simpler. Educating yourself about insurance isn’t difficult. This article will help clear up your confusion and give you the information you need to make the right choice.
When involved in an insurance claim, always be as professional as possible. The people you are working with are people too, and you will see much more positive results if you are positive and professional. Your insurance company only wants to know the facts, not the emotions. Proofread all written material sent to them.
Don’t file little claims, even if you think they are covered. It could raise your premiums and make you pay more than if you just fixed it yourself. The majority of insurance companies also offer an incentive award of reduced premiums based on the number of years you go without filing a claim. Just in case there is an expensive accident, you will still have your full coverage.
In cases of regional disasters, some insurance companies will send special adjusters into the area to help expedite claims for policyholders, arrange temporary housing, and begin the rebuilding process. When shopping for a new homeowner’s policy, you might wish to go with a carrier that has a history of helping out like this.
If you have a smart phone, use it to your advantage to help handle your insurance. Some companies have specialized apps for several aspects of insurance issues. From home inventory assistance to policy management and bill reminders, you can find a program to download to your phone. Check with your carrier to see what they offer, if you can’t find something in the app store.
Increasing your deductible can decrease premiums; however, it usually has a catch. Although you’ll be paying less when it comes to your monthly bill, you still need to pay for smaller things that occur out of your pocket. Remember to consider these small expenses when deciding the best choice for yourself.
Before heading off on your own to buy insurance, check with your employer to see if they offer a company plan that may work for you. Many companies use the power of their workforce size to get plans and discounts that are unreachable by the general public. The limits may be low however so study the plans carefully before making a choice.
Use the internet to your advantage when doing research on what type of insurance to purchase. The internet has a wealth of resources on the pros and cons of different types of plans and great advice on what you should get at different points and times in your life. Use the information available so that you are as educated on the process as your agent.
Keep in mind what items could cause an increase in your renter’s insurance. Many insurance companies will raise your premiums if you have certain breeds of dogs or if you own a waterbed. Don’t make split decisions on purchasing certain items without checking to see if it will affect your coverage and your premiums.
Bundle your home owner’s or renter’s insurance with your car insurance and you should save on overall costs. Don’t buy insurance “a la carte.” Most major insurance companies will offer significant cost-savings when you bundle different insurance policies under their umbrella. Shop around for the best deals and then make your purchase from one provider.
Check the reputation of an insurance company prior to purchasing a policy. A number of state governments actually offer their citizens comparisons of premiums sorted by provider and community, so that consumers can make really informed choices.
Before purchasing life, disaster, car or home insurance of any kind, consult the laws of your current state, as well as national policy on insurance. This is becoming especially important in the realm of health insurance. Government mandates and fees are sure to impact your final choices in what insurance to buy. Make sure to familiarize yourself with these statutes before choosing a policy.
When selecting your insurance coverage, be aware of your assets. People with more assets to protect, especially homeowners, should have more insurance coverage than people with fewer assets. This is because if you are underinsured for your auto, for example, and you get into a major accident that causes hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, you could end up liable for those damages and lose your assets.
Have more than one policy with the same company. You can get multiple discounts if you can have things like auto and home policies with the same company. You can shave off up to twenty percent of the cost of your insurance premiums by doing this.
Get endorsements for your valuables. For example, you will want to take your valuable jewelry to a jeweler and have an appraisal done on it. You then must provide your insurance company with that appraisal. This will prove that you indeed did have the item in question and how much it was worth so you can be paid for the actual value of the item.
Smokers are a huge risk for them because they can cause accidental fires. Consult with your insurance agent to find out if your provider has a discount available for you.
When any insurance policy has been purchased, take some time to sit down and read the fine print. Do not automatically assume that the policy is exactly as the seller presented it to you. There may be details in the terms and conditions that were not mentioned and discourage you from keeping the product. All policies have a short cancellation period after the date of purchase just in case it is needed.
As you can see, insurance isn’t really that complicated. Once you’ve mastered these basic concepts, you’ll be able to successfully deal with any insurance situation that you may encounter. Just remember what you’ve learned from this article. Put this information to work for you and soon you’ll wonder why you were ever concerned about insurance.
Most people are familiar with the basics of skin care, such as washing your face, but do not have good advice on what else to do to keep their skin healthy and attractive. Read through these tips to get information on the best way to take care of your skin.
Make sure to drink lots and lots of water. While we all know this is good for health and nutrition, many who have great skin also swear it as their secret to a great complexion. Keeping your skin hydrated is one of the many things that dermatologists will tell you are in the ten commandments of skin care.
Much is made of the petite jars of eye-related skin care products. Eye cream is a great example. However, next time you are at the department store cosmetic counter, feel free to walk right by the eye cream. Eye cream is nothing more than moisturizer with a slightly different consistency: ingredient comparisons show that they are basically the same. And unlike moisturizers, eye creams usually have no sun protection factor, which means the skin under your eyes is burning while everywhere else is protected.
A valuable skin care tip is to avoid pricey cleansing products made with a long list of unnecessary ingredients. Because cleansers really only stay on the surface of the skin for a brief period of time, a simple product that is free of potentially irritating chemicals is more than sufficient to eradicate oil and dirt.
To prevent breakouts of acne, try using facial care products that come in a spray-on applicator. This will keep you from transferring bacteria, oils and potentially irritating substances from your hands to your face while applying things like sunscreen or moisturizer. Having a more bacteria-free face can in turn reduce your chances of developing pimples.
Sometimes, it is very difficult to get all of the vitamins that your body needs to maintain a beautiful, radiant face. In the morning, take a multivitamin in the form of a pill, to provide your skin with the essential vitamins necessary to look your best during the course of the day.
Don’t compare yourself to people on television that have perfect skin. Everyday we see people with perfect skin using miracle products that are supposed to give you perfect skin. Instead of believing these celebrities, ask your friends or family what products have worked for them and what the results were.
A useful skin care tip for the winter months is to eschew hot baths and opt for warm water instead. Very hot baths and showers tend to destroy the skin’s protective layer of lipids, causing a reduction in moisture. Adding baking soda or oatmeal to a warm bath can help soothe itchy, dry winter skin.
Using facial cleansers twice a day can be helpful in removing dirt and oils from your skin. There are two types of facial cleansers: lathering and non- lathering. Non- lathering cleansers are lotion based and aid in removing dirt from your face and giving you a healthy complexion. Lathering cleansers should be used carefully as they contain different Ph levels and purchasing a cleanser with a higher Ph level than your skin can actually damage your skin.
Better skin care with chocolate works well. While some characteristics of chocolate may be unpleasant, you can certainly enjoy the positive effects that it has on your skin. Powered with flavonoids, chocolate supplements your skin with more of those delightful chemicals that help block out the effects of harmful UV light.
If you wear a lot of makeup then you need to use a lot of cleanser. Cleaning your face twice after a heavy makeup day will cleanse and protect your skin from the effects. Try using a gentle cleanser that is designed for makeup removal first and then follow up with your regular routine.
Reduce your stress to clear up your skin. When you are overstressed, your body releases more stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. These make your skin more sensitive and prone to breakouts and cold sores. Take steps to reduce your stress, and keep your skin healthier and more radiant.
When considering skin care products as you age, there may be no need to avoid products containing oils. Your skin produces less natural oils as you age. Moisturizers containing oil are unlikely to cause breakouts and can help keep your skin smooth and healthy by replenishing the oils that can protect skin.
If the weather is chilly outside, you may itch more than usual on your face and scalp. Try to refrain from scratching your skin, as this can do serious damage to your epidermis and destroy the first layer of your skin. Scratching your face can facilitate the growth of acne, so maintain will power and avoid this entirely.
Instead of putting SPF sunscreen on with your finger tips, trying using a makeup sponge. It will increase the penetration of the liquid. It is also great for people who do not like the feel and texture of sunscreen and who are put off by having it on their hands.
If you want to have great skin, the best thing to do would be to keep it clean. Washing your face can reduce blemishes and redness on your skin. You can save money, time and stress by doing your homework before purchasing skin care products. Sometimes, simpler and less expensive products are best.
Keep your skin dry to provide the best care possible. This does not mean to avoid moisturizing your skin, but to keep your skin free of perspiration and other dampness. When your skin is constantly wet, it will become irritated. Rashes and other, more serious conditions can soon result. Clammy skin is skin at risk.
As previously noted, having healthy and attractive skin is very important. Beyond the basics of facial cleansing there are some additional things you can do to improve your skin. Following the tips you have just read will improve your skin care regime so that your skin is as healthy as possible.
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Improving your home is an essential part of home ownership. The tips in this article will help teach you how to make any home improvements worthwhile.
Make sure you take before and after photos of any work or improvements you do to your home. You may like to look back on all the hard work and changes when it feels like the project as a whole will never be done. Keep pictures on your computer or have them printed for a scrapbook.
If you put new cabinets in your home, your kitchen will glow with beauty and style. New cabinets show all of your family and friends that your kitchen is a professional place for cooking and entertainment. You can find cabinets in light wood stains and dark wood stains, giving you the ability to personalize your kitchen to your specific tastes.
Displaying buttons on a spice rack can be a great way to give your home a cottage style feel, as well as, making a focal point in your living room. Buy some small old fashioned apothecary jars and fill them with buttons assorted by color. Arrange them in a pleasing manner on your spice rack and you have yourself, a great focal point.
If you are in need of space in your bathroom, you know that the two things taking it up are usually the bathtub and the sink. Opt to install a pedestal sink in a small bathroom instead of one with cabinets on the bottom. It not only gives your bathroom an expensive appearance, but also frees up much needed space.
You can use wallpaper to decorate a bookcase to make it look more appealing. Pick a unique and interesting design. By attaching the wallpaper in back behind the shelf, you will get a nice looking design that is seen behind your books. This will improve the appearance of the bookcase and add a unique focal point to whatever room it is in.
A good thing to consider is to ask a professional’s opinion before you start out on your venture. The small cost of an initial consultation will seem nominal when compared to the costs of having a preventable mishap repaired. You can really screw up if you don’t consult with a professional first.
Use sandpaper when planning to stain or paint any wood surface, and then wipe using a damp rag. Using fine sandpaper will help create a smooth finish. The wet cloth will help eliminate dust.
If you notice that you are starting to get large cracks in your drywall, it is time to do some handy work. Fixing the cracks won’t cost you a lot of money, and it will make your walls look fresh and new. Once you fix the cracks, the value of your home and the pride you have in it will go up.
In this tough economy, do major remodeling only if you have a reason. Selling your home, welcoming a new member to your family, or improving your living arrangements are good reasons to remodel. However, changing your home on a whim, when you don’t have the budget, can put you at a real disadvantage.
Get a second opinion on contractor recommendations and cost estimates for major home renovations you have planned. Even a reputable contractors sometimes take advantage of an easily intimidated owner. Issues and problems raise by contractors must be verified prior to the homeowner approving spending extra money or when extending the construction timeline.
Is your garage door looking a little bit drab? Try to add some color to it by painting it with a fresh coat of paint. Because you constantly move your garage door it can get worn down quickly. If you add a new coat of paint, your garage will look fresh and new again.
Take note of the final location of all appliances when you are planning to remodel your kitchen. If you need outlets or gas lines moved or installed, be sure to arrange to have a licensed contractor tackle this job. Don’t forget to have the contractor install a outlet in the cabinet above where the microwave will be housed.
If the caulking surrounding your tub is stained or mildewed, consider replacing it. With less than an hour of work, your bathroom will look much nicer. Use a screwdriver or other tool to remove the old caulking, and ensure that the surface is dry before applying the new caulking. Look for a variety specifically meant for bathrooms; many of these also resist mildew growth.
Having a plan in place before you start your home improvement projects is very important. Even if you won’t be getting to those other rooms or projects for a long time, have a vision for what you want your overall home to look like. This will keep the flow of your home consistent when you are finished.
Home improvement and upkeep can be a daunting task but if you attack the each chore systematically you can get the work done quickly and efficiently. Determine what task you will be completing, research and purchase any tools or supplies you may need. Do not push yourself too hard. Take your time to do the job right and you will be justly rewarded.
If your area is prone to hurricanes or flooding, look into purchasing some ‘hurricane socks.’ They’re not actually socks, but are rather pieces of fabric that are designed to absorb a lot of water, upwards of a gallon, per sock. Put them at entry points like doors and windows.
Remember, tape is usually a temporary fix! Taping something can be handy to do in a pinch, but tape will degrade and or tear over time. Don’t let an old project come back to haunt you! Do the project right when you have some time. The only time that tape is a solution to a problem is during electrical work, when you can use electric tape to insulate the wiring from water (and even then heat-shrink strips are a better choice).
Always remember, approach each new project with a fresh mind, work on a step-by-step basis, and don’t be afraid to break out of your comfort zone by trying something new. You too can achieve good results on a project that’s been completed successfully by other homeowners. If you are willing to use the information that you have just read, you are sure to have a successful, hassle-free home improvement experience.
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You have probably passed the beauty section at your favorite store many times. At these counters, you can generally have your makeup done by request. This article is packed with advice you can use to enhance your beauty.
While the skin on your face is relatively delicate, the skin all over your body is considerably thicker. Nonetheless, it benefits greatly from exfoliation. Use a body brush with natural bristles to brush your entire body before you enter the bath or shower. This sloughs off dead skin and also increases your circulation.
You can easily exfoliate your face lightly during your daily bath or shower by using a soft, nubby terrycloth or wash rag. This is especially effective if the water is warm, not hot, and only if you are using the cloth for the first time. Never use the same cloth two days in a row as bacteria may build up overnight.
To help your eyeliner last all day, apply a thin layer of eyeshadow in a matching color over the top of it. Most eyeliners have a tendency to fade or run throughout the day. This is particularly true for oil-based eyeliner pencils. You can eliminate this problem by brushing a layer of matching eyeshadow directly over the top of the eyeliner using a thin makeup brush. This helps to set it so it stays in place all day.
If you have very narrow eyes, you can create the illusion that they are more widely opened by first using an eyelash curler to curl your top lashes. Apply a dark brown mascara to the middle lashes, then tilt the wand diagonally and apply the mascara to the outer lashes.
Use a gel or creme blush instead of powder. This type of blush gives your skin a glowing and healthy look. Gel and creme blushes are more transparent and blend more evenly than regular powder blush. You should rub this blush on your cheeks and blend upwards for a flawless finish.
If your hair is greasy or oily, an easy way to fix this if you don’t have time to wash it, is to use a bronzer compact or baby powder. Brunettes should carry bronzer compact and add to extra oily hair, and blondes should do the same with baby powder. This will temporarily hide your unwashed hair.
You can replace pricey designer skin care products with alternatives like soft washcloths, pure castile soaps, Aloe Vera gel for moisturization and even white vinegar or witch hazel for mild toning. These wholesome ingredients are great for all skin types. If you need even more moisture, add some vitamin E. If you want a medicated toner, try adding some tea tree oil.
To keep your eyeliner from smudging, apply your eye shadow on top of your eyeliner using a damp cotton wool q-tip. This will help you keep your look for the entire day without your eyeliner coming off or leaving marks under your eyes. Everyone loves how they look when they first apply their eyeliner, and this will keep that look going strong.
Never ever apply a tanning lotion when you are in a hurry as this will always lead to disaster! This is one beauty item you really need to take your time with otherwise you end up looking freaky, so smooth the tanning lotion well over elbows, knees and feet and wash your hands thoroughly to avoid streaking. Use your tanning lotion well in advance of sleeping to prevent a complete botch job and well in advance of any special occasion, just in case!
If you have found a shampoo and conditioner that work well for you, then you should stick with them even if the brands may be different. It is best to choose those that have the same style intentions, however, such as getting both products for curl enhancers, color enhancers, etc., as the ingredients will be similar.
While taking care of your appearance is something that is very important for a myriad of reasons it should never be done at the expense of your personality. This means that you shouldn’t forget your social life and your other interests in an attempt to give more time to take care of your physical appearance.
If you are a woman who is trying to improve your appearance you will want to think about the makeup you use. Remember that like most things, less is actually more. You don’t want to use extreme colors. The idea of makeup is for people to believe that you aren’t even using any.
Along with the rest of your beauty routine, proper dental care is critical to your good looks. A beautiful smile will get you a long way in charming others. You will be more successful in what you want to do.
A few hours before you go to bed, paint your nails. Don’t worry if you don’t apply the polish like a professional. Any polish on your skin can be scraped off when you take you shower the next morning. This is a great self manicure and pedicure technique.
Crush up an aspirin and put it in your shampoo to get rid of dandruff. This will save you money on buying pricey shampoos made for dandruff. The painkilling properties in aspirin will calm your dry scalp and get rid of dandruff problems while using your favorite shampoo and conditioner.
Use the ignition part of a matchbook or box if you don’t have a nail file. If you find yourself in need of a nail file, but can’t seem to find one, you can use the rough part you use to light matches on a match book as a nail file.
You have probably made a million trips to the mall and never realized that you are right in front of a makeup counter that will change your look for free. This is an entertaining way to learn more about makeup and even snag a fast lesson about makeup application. Use these tips to make the most out of your beauty routine. Once you leave, you’ll feel and look great.
Getting into affiliate marketing can help any website owner realize the full potential of his or her website. Affiliate programs reward the efforts of dedicated webmasters quite richly. All that a website owner needs to do is learn a little about the best ways to employ affiliate marketing and how to avoid the potential pitfalls in the field.
To find your audience before you even mention your product, create a series of videos. Record a short video of yourself talking about a different topic every week, or about the same topic under different angles. Post them on a popular video hosting website. Once you have enough followers, do a video about the product you are selling.
Do not waste your time on products that are only offering commissions of 5-10%. You can hold out for larger commissions of 20-50%. And with the way this type of marketing works, it’s usually the better products offering the larger commissions, and better products sell a lot easier than cheaper products.
Read all contracts prior to signing anything. Pay special attention to any exclusivity clauses that may be hiding in there somewhere. It could keep you from selling any other products from any other affiliate programs. This could really limit you to only the things that this affiliate program offers and cap the amount of money you can earn.
Affiliate marketing can be an extremely lucrative industry, and a big key to maximizing your chances of financial success is to know your target audience. Customize your affiliate ads to best fit your market’s demographics – do lots of mothers visit your site regularly? Then put up ads for diapers or children’s books or other things that will be of most interest to this demographic.
The most important thing you can do to achieve success in affiliate marketing is choose the right product. The certainly are a lot of dodgy mortgage loan scams and acai berry supplements for weight loss out there, but associating yourself with products that have such a poor reputation will just harm your own reputation, reducing sales in the future.
Remember to always provide great, timely, valuable content that really gives your readers helpful and useful information. When you do this, your readers will have more faith in you and will be much more likely to want to do business with you. A great deal of affiliate marketing depends upon building a good relationship with your clients and proving yourself trustworthy and knowledgeable.
Place flyers in your neighborhood. Try to think about where your potential clients will go and post flyers advertising your website in that location. If possible, have a special promotion. This will attract attention and entice visitors to go to your site where they can get a better idea of what you have to offer.
While you work with affiliate marketing, you should try different affiliate programs. Every affiliate program is different than the last. Not all programs are going to work for you. You don’t need to use big affiliate networks as you could always go to your favorite vendor, and see if they run their own program.
As an affiliate marketer, one of the best things you can do to increase your profits, is to create an email list. You can utilize your email list to promote your products and special offers. Try to keep your email opt-ins engaged and eagerly anticipating your next email. If you can do this, you will greatly increase your sales.
Remember that even a blogger who is doing it for fun can make money as an affiliate. If you have built up a following of people who read your site, consider working with an affiliate niche that fits your blog subject. Do not spam your loyal readers, but offer them something that you find useful as well and see the money roll in.
Do your best to monitor the new trends and latest features of your affiliate programs. You want to keep it new and innovative so as to remain attractive to your readers. There are always new features and opportunities, so remain active in updating your programs. Your readers will thank you for it!
If you want to find success with affiliate marketing, you need to be persistent. Despite all the hype, in most cases affiliate marketing is not a get-rich-quick endeavor. Instead, it takes a lot of hard work and trial and error to succeed. They key is to keep plugging away no matter how many times your campaigns or marketing efforts fail. Each time you fail, you will learn from your mistakes, and before you know it your will refine your strategy enough that you finally find the success you have been seeking.
In order to maximize the money that you make in affiliate marketing it is important that you present your information in a very clear manner. Try to optimize your advertisement and remove unnecessary content that will only confuse the customer. Do not distract your audience with other items and keep their focus on the products that you are trying to advertise.
Save yourself from scams with affiliate marketing. Do your research to make sure the company you are becoming an affiliate with is legitimate. You can do a quick Google search to find out. A legitimate company will never ask you to buy anything or charge you to become an affiliate.
Affiliate marketing has its ups and downs, therefore, it is imperative that you keep up with the latest business trends. Keeping up with the latest business trends will put you one step ahead of your competition. Failure to do so will result in you wondering why nobody is purchasing what you’re marketing.
There are lots of webmasters earning great profits through affiliate marketing who are entirely self-taught. Success in affiliate marketing comes through hard work and that hard work starts with extensive learning. The ideas in this article could be just the beginning of a website owner’s affiliate marketing education. By scouring the internet for wise advice, any webmaster can improve his or her affiliate marketing efforts.
Buying life insurance can be one of the most important decisions you will make, so it’s crucial to make the best choice. The right life insurance policy will mean that your family is taken care of. The information in this article will let you navigate the life insurance marketplace and settle on the best policy for you.
Life insurance is set up to provide families with financial security upon the death of a loved one. To determine the type of policy and financial amount needed for your family, consider your mortgages, debts and all final expenses, as well as living allowances, college education expenses, etc.
When purchasing life insurance, you will want to weight the company you choose very carefully. Since it is not likely that you will need to use their services for many many years, you will want to make sure that they will be around when it’s needed. A strong reputable company who has been in the business for a long time is the safest choice.
Calculate the amount of life insurance coverage you need, and buy the correct amount for your situation. By over-buying insurance, it could become costly and by not buying enough, you could leave the family with pointless financial stress. You will have peace of mind once you have make the right decisions concerning your life insurance needs.
A part of the reason why insurance companies are charging you a lot for life insurance could be because you participate in dangerous hobbies such as skydiving or bungee jumping. Some professions, such as race car driving or being a helicopter pilot, will mean higher insurance premiums because of the risks involved in that line of work.
It is important to purchase life insurance when you are young and healthy. This is because many insurance companies do not want to provide the elderly, disabled and sick. And companies who do provider older or sick people with life insurance often raise the premium rate due to their condition.
Drop bad habits and get into good shape prior to opening a life insurance policy. If you are in good physical health, you are likely to get a better rate from your provider. Smoking, high cholesterol, blood pressure, as well as depression, can drive up your rates more than you would think.
Choose a policy that specifically meets your needs. Life insurance can be tailored in many ways. Ask about riders that provide benefits such as an advance on the death benefit. If the insured contracts a terminal illness, this allows them to have money to pay for medical costs, although it does reduce the face value of the policy.
If you need more life insurance, try to get a rider instead of getting a new insurance policy. These are amendments or additions to existing insurance policies. They tend to be less expensive than purchasing a second insurance plan. If the holder is healthy, it is advisable for them to try to buy a second insurance policy, as it may be cheaper than a rider.
Purchasing your life insurance policy through an independent broker has many advantages that dealing with a firm would not pose. Insurance firms are limited in the amount of policies they can show you, but independent brokers can show you policies from a wide selection of firms. Always shop around before you make any decision, because life insurance will be a long-term obligation.
You should only purchase your life insurance from the most reputable companies out there in the market. You can find some great companies with stellar reputations. Since you won’t be around to see that your payments go through after your death, you need to research well beforehand to make sure they’re legitimate.
A great tip to potentially save money on life insurance is to choose a term policy with a “conversion to permanent”? clause. This means you can switch this term insurance policy into a permanent one with no more medical exams. This can save you money if you have sudden health problems while your term insurance policy is still active.
Use the internet to get quotes for different life insurance policies. There are a number of websites out there that will give you a wide variety of quotes almost immediately after you enter your information. This will save you time and frustration. If you decide on one of the policies, you will have to go through an application process and a medical evaluation.
Do not forget to adjust your life insurance whenever big changes happen in your life. Marriage, disability, divorce, deaths of family members, having children, or providing care for an elder can all impact your life insurance needs. Talk to your insurance agent or company as soon as these changes arise to find out how to adjust your policy or create a new one.
Remember the following when you purchase a life insurance policy. Read everything very carefully, ensuring that you completely understand every question before answering. Double-check to make sure that you have answered everything correctly. Keep a copy of all sales materials that were presented to you, along with a copy of the completed application form. When you receive the policy contract, you will be able to compare it with what was originally offered to you.
Be sure that you place your policy in a safe place. Tell your loved and beneficiaries where they’re located, so that they can find them should an issue arise.
Frauds are more common that you think in the world of life insurance. Some insurance companies will raise your monthly premiums with no good reason or based on fake information. Keep track of how much you are paying and switch to another company if you do not think the new price is justified.
You’ve realized by now that choosing the best life insurance policy for you and your family doesn’t have to be difficult. Just use what you’ve learned from this article and you’ll be able to find a policy that’s right for you. Take care of your loved ones by keeping these tips in mind.
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Made in Oklahoma Coalition, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, is kicking off Made in Oklahoma month with a flurry of advertising. Promotions include television commercials, the launch of a new website, and various M.I.O. events throughout the state.
The television commercials airing throughout the state feature some of Oklahoma?s top processors, including Lopez Foods, Field?s Pies, Ozarka and Shawnee Mills. Many other partners are showcased in the commercials bringing to light the diversity of locally processed Oklahoma products.
?We strive to bring Oklahoma brands to the forefront of public knowledge,? said M.I.O. Marketing Coordinator Kerry Barrick. ?Our hope is that local businesses, no matter their size, are featured in the Oklahoma market, as well as national and international markets.?
M.I.O. has coupled its launch of the television spots with a new website. The new site boasts a variety of Made in Oklahoma recipes and upcoming events, as well as a comprehensive list of all M.I.O. retail and food service partners.
?We wanted to make the M.I.O. website a place to showcase all of the wonderful things local companies are processing in the state,? said Barrick. ?The site is much more user friendly than the previous site and really does a good job of capturing the essence of the Made in Oklahoma brand.?
The Made in Oklahoma brand will be further showcased this April at Oklahoma State University on Wednesday, April 9th. Thirteen M.I.O. members will provide complimentary MIO product samples to students and faculty outside the Student Union.
?We have a lot of events and promotions in store for M.I.O. this April, and we are excited to bring Oklahoma brands to the attention of the state,? said Barrick.
The Made in Oklahoma Coalition (MIO) is a state-run group that represents more than 40 Oklahoma food and agricultural manufacturers, who employ over 20,000 Oklahomans statewide. MIO?s mission is to promote brand awareness and consumer loyalty for Oklahoma food and agricultural products. This is accomplished through collective marketing for the purpose of increasing sales, maintaining business retention and expanding Oklahoma?s food processing sector. MIO, Good for Oklahoma. Good for you. For more information visit http://www.miocoalition.com.
When you just don’t know what to do and you are having doubts about your parenting skills, you may feel like you’re all alone in the world. You’re not! We’ve all been through it and we’ve all come through the other side better people and that includes our kids. Here are some tips on how we’ve dealt with a variety of parenting problems and survived.
For parents of children who are picky eaters, it is important that you give the child whatever they like. Although you may feel frustrated that your child is eating the same foods, it is important that they eat something, even if it is the same thing over and over again.
As unfortunate an event it may be, divorces happen all of the time. In order for you, a divorced parent, to hold a good relationship with your college aged and older children you must never get them in the middle of your divorce. This will push them away for you and your ex-spouse.
A little “me time” away from the company of your kids can be really important. Even getting a few hours to yourself while a friend or relative looks after your children can have a beneficial impact. When parents do not get a break from their children, they tend to become more stressed out, which in turns, causes tension throughout the whole house.
A great parenting tip is to not try and lay guilt on your child all the time. If you are always trying to make your child feel guilty for something they have done or haven’t done, your child will develop a complex and will greatly resent you for it.
Use your smart phone to soothe your baby with noise. You can download a white noise application and then place the phone near your child. This is particularly useful if you are going for a walk or if your child is riding in the car. You do not have to use white noise; there are a wide range of other calming sounds available.
A great parenting tip is to take your child to work with you one day. By taking your child to work with you, they’ll get an appreciation of what you do everyday, and they’ll also get to know you a little better. This can be a great way to bond with your child.
Making bath-time fun will encourage your children to have good hygiene. Make sure you have plenty of bath toys for your child to play with. A variety of toys will keep them from getting bored too easily. With color changing bubbles, and water markers, your children will want bath-time to last all night!
If your child comes and asks you a question about something and you do not know what the answer is you should be completely honest about that. Making up something is not going to solve the issue, so it is best for you to say you do not know and offer to help them find the answer.
Allow a child to start showing independence at an early age. When they are old enough to put away their own toys and clear their own plates from the table then let them. They will never learn the importance of doing things on their own if you do everything for them.
Make sure that your young child goes to bed at the same time everyday, even on the weekends. If you let you child stay up late on the weekend, sometimes it is difficult for him to return to his regular sleeping patterns during the weekday and that will cause him to oversleep in the mornings. Keeping the sleeping and waking schedule consistent is better.
Give your child choices in order to avoid time-consuming tantrums. If you’re tired of being late to work because your child won’t wear the clothes you put out for him or her, try laying out two or three outfits the night before and allow them to pick what they will wear in the morning. You’ll be amazed how readily they’ll get dressed when they did the choosing.
Keep in mind how important your children are to you, even if they do drive you crazy sometimes. There are plenty of people out there that would love to be in your shoes or have a family but can’t for a number of reasons. Cherish your children and remember how fortunate you are.
Have fun with your family and spend alot of quality time together. It is important to play with your kids because this is what makes them happy and will create happy memories. Children will be less likely to act out and misbehave if they have quality time with their parents.
Begin teaching your child essential academic skills early in life. Play educational games and spend as much time reading to them as possible. This will help them be successful in school and will also allow the two of you to spend quality time together, increasing your child’s confidence and self-esteem.
You will never be the perfect parent. All parents fail, and accepting this is key. If you are always trying to be perfect, you will miss out on some great opportunities to teach your kids humility. Accept when you get it wrong and apologize for your mistakes. Learn from them and then correct the action for next time.
Play games with your children that involve money. Not only will you be spending some fun, quality time with them, but they will be learning important lessons about money, such as how to make change and how to budget. As they become more skilled and confident in the area of money, this will ensure that they will be adults who make wise financial decisions.
Just hold tight, breathe deeply and remember that tomorrow is another day. Implement the techniques we’ve supplied and come up with some of your own. Parenting is the hardest job on earth and there is no handbook or training that can truly prepare you for it. The beauty is that the foundation you are laying for your child, is well worth the effort!
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