Jul 312015
 

Opening a business is not that simple. There are numerous factors and details you should always keep in mind in order to organize it properly. Knowing how to plan everything in detail and what to expect from the target market in every situation will help you grow your business and move forward. Here are a couple of things you need to take into consideration before you open a business. Check them out!

Estimate start-up costs

What to keep in mind when opening a business by jdsecurity.com.au

The first thing you need to do before you embark on something as complex as opening a business is to set your budget. Knowing how much money you have, will help you understand whether you are even capable of investing in such a business right now.

Once you set your budget, you need to estimate start-up costs, depending on a multitude of factors, such as the size and the type of your business. When calculating the costs, you need to take every aspect of your new business into the consideration, from the insurance, registration fees and adequate inventory, to the technology, marketing costs, employee wages and proper equipment.

Business name

When opening a business, one of the most important things to do is to think of the proper business name. What you should always keep in mind is that this is not just a word or a phrase written on your products, it’s much more than that! You will soon realize that your business name is a matter of reputation, admiration, consumer loyalty and most importantly, quality. That is why it needs to be brief, logical and unique so that your potential customers’ can remember it with ease.

When it comes to the registration of the business name, you will need to choose one that is not used by another company or organization. After all, it is always better to have an original name so that your customers don’t confuse with other companies. Continue reading »

About Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to health and alternative medicine. In her free time she enjoys exercising at the local gym and preparing healthy meals for her family.

Jul 302015
 

How are you handling this year’s heatwave? Some claim that this weather is absolutely the worst and then invest in air conditioners and fans while tweeting their sorrow online. Others have accepted that if there is one thing we cannot control, it is the weather, so they say to just wait it out a bit and you’ll be fine. But the fact remains that staying beautiful during the heatwave is no easy task. There are, however a couple of tricks that will keep you looking and feeling fresh longer.

Heatwave Beauty: Staying Fresh at 100˚F

Preserving your makeup and making sure it doesn’t melt can be quite a challenge at 100˚F. We recommend staying away from moisturizers during the summer as your skin already produces enough natural oils. Some anti-shine products (blotters) are a great way to calm your T-zone and make your skin look more matte. Try to stay away from foundation, and start appreciating a glowing, dewy skin, because that is all you’ll be able to pull off when the sun’s peaking. BB creams (BB cream stands for blemish balm, blemish base, beblesh balm, and in Western markets, beauty balm) are an excellent alternative to entire layers of makeup that you may be using during a more breathable period. In fact, BB creams have become such insanely high-tech elements of makeup that ladies worldwide are opting for them rather than foundations, concealers, primers, powders. As for your lashes, if you need mascara on, have waterproof mascara on. It will simply run otherwise – not run as in panda eyes runny mascara, but you’ll be wearing a smoky eye whether you want to or not.

Heatwave Beauty: Staying Fresh at 100˚F

Excessive sweating is a thing that happens when the temperatures are sizzling, and pit stains are a way of life, not something to scowl at. Just give it a few more days and the city’s collective hygiene will improve drastically. You can, however, make the best of things by using stress control deodorants which are a bit heavier than your average deodorant, and it’s probably not the best idea to use them the year round, unless excessive sweating is a symptom you experience the year round. Continue reading »

About Kate Flannery

Aesthetics hounds and wave enthusiast.

Jul 292015
 

Everybody knows that a well-maintained home is bound to last longer, but there is no shame in admitting that something always seems to slip through the cracks. Here we will give you short checklist for maintaining the water heater, which is one of those household devices that are usually neglected, but very important nevertheless.

Checking the TPR Valve

The first thing that you will have to do is shut the power off and then do the same thing with the cold-water supply valve. Now find a bucket and place it under the pipe that is connected to the TPR (Temperature-Pressure-Release) valve, which can be found on the side or on the top of the tank. If water keeps flowing after you lift valve’s tab to let some of it out, you should drain the tank partway and replace the old valve with the new one.

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Checking the Anode Rod

Find a hose and put it to the tank’s drain cock, let some water out (no more than a couple of gallons), fit the appropriate socket onto the heater’s top (alternatively, you can fit it under its top plate), and unscrew the rod. If it’s less than 1/2 inch in length, or maybe coated with calcium, it is time to buy a new one.  To install, wrap the threads with Teflon plummer’s tape, put it back in the tank and tighten it. Continue reading »

About Lillian Connors

Lillian Connors is an avid blogger and home improvement enthusiast keen on doing various DIY projects in and around her house and passionately writing about them. She is also an online marketing consultant, closely cooperating with numerous businesses from all over the globe.

Jul 282015
 

Adequate disposition of discharged material according to the environmental guidelines is known as waste removal or waste disposal. It is one of the biggest issues related to waste management.

Collection, transportation and removal of garbage, sewage and other waste products are known as waste management. It is a need for every household and businessman today. Disposal of used products in an efficient manner is done by waste management.

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Methods of waste removal/ disposal
Landfill: This is the most common method of waste disposal and in this process the waste is buried in the land itself. Various methods are used to remove odors and dangers of the waste before dumping in the ground. Landfills are found in all areas but due to lack of space and poisonous methane gas, people are reconsidering the use of landfills.

Combustion: Also known as thermal treatment; it’s a removal method wherein solid organic waste is burnt in order to convert them into gaseous products. The volume of solid waste is reduced to 20 – 30 % of the original volume. This process converts waste materials into heat, gas, steam & ash. It is used in countries where land space is less or not available.

Recycling: It is a process of converting waste products into new products to avoid consumption of energy and raw material. It ultimately helps in the reduction of landfills and air & water pollution, and preserves natural resources for future use. Materials for recycling are separately collected from normal waste using special bins and collection vehicles dedicated for this purpose. The disadvantages of this process are: Some wastes cannot be recycled, separating useful material from other waste is difficult, and it’s an expensive method. Continue reading »

Molly Crowe

About Molly Crowe

I am Molly Crowe,an expert and empower blogger.I have written blog in concern such as:Business, Health , Home Improvements ,Automotive, Locksmith, Gardening and Lifestyle.

Jul 282015
 

 

How to Stay Fashionable While Working Out by wodnut.com

If you care for your body and feel good while working out, then you are probably in the minority. Within that group of people, there are people who do not care how they look while going to the gym, and there is the other group which does. Sure, it does not really feel good when you sweat for an hour and you simply need some clothes that will soak that sweat as fast as possible, so you probably opt for the safest solution: the clothes you feel good in. However, the times have changed and you no longer have to look ridiculous when you go to the gym – because the fashion industry is working for you, letting you get the most out of workout gadgets and accessories. In the following few paragraphs you will find information about the most appropriate clothes and accessories for everyday workout regime.

Clothes

When it comes to clothing, there are some rules you need to follow. Let’s start from the top. If you have long hair, you do not want it to disturb you while jumping around – so in order for your disobedient hair to stay put, you will need some good hair ties. Since you want clothes that are going to be both fashionable and practical, you need to find really comfortable tops – the best ones are racer back tops because their straps do not fall down during exercise. What is best about them is that they use Power Dry technology which removes sweat from your body, keeping it dry during workout. This means that you will look fresh and good-looking on the way to the shower and all the way home. How to Stay Fashionable While Working Out by wodnut.com Underneath them, you need to find a good sports bra which will hold your breasts tight and also not disturb you during exercise. Moving down below waist area – yoga pants are perfect for workout since their stretchy material embraces your legs and tush and flatters any figure. Depending on your needs, you can find either boot-cut or fitted style. Moving on to your feet, you need good sneakers or running shoes in which you will feel comfortable at all times – so if they tend to cost a bit more than you expected, you should still buy them. Consider this a future investment. Continue reading »

About Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to health and alternative medicine. In her free time she enjoys exercising at the local gym and preparing healthy meals for her family.

Jul 272015
 

InsomniaOne minute you’re screaming at a colleague to get that project done now! The next you’re in tears over a cat food commercial. WTF is going on? Women often hear the word “emotional” used interchangeably with “hormonal,” and it’s not usually a compliment. But there are legitimate reasons why your emotions are in upheaval during the process of menopause.

Stress

“Menopause, itself, is a stressful life event because of the various types of change that occur,” says Dr. Jeff Brown, a professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School

Hot flashes are tightly linked with stress and anxiety, according to a six-year study published in Menopause. Researchers found that anxiety and stress preceded hot flashes among perimenopausal and post-menopausal women.

Stress is your body’s reaction to any kind of demand—good or bad. Acute, or brief stress can make us more efficient and effective (think: deadlines), too much stress or chronic stress, on the other hand, can be harmful to your mental and physical health.

What’s more, chronic stress can compromise our immune systems, making us more prone to illness. Between 50 and 60 percent of all medical issues originate from stress or stress-related events, he says.

So how can you tell the difference between a stressful situation and a real stress rut? Signs that you’ve hit your acute-to-chronic tipping point include changes in appetite and sleeping patterns, headaches, crying, irritability, and even panic attacks, according to Brown.

“When it comes to stress and menopause, it’s crucial to keep your finger on the pulse of physiological, psychological, and relationship aspects of your life. Change is occurring and knowing yourself well is vital,” he says.

Of course, you likely won’t feel the exact same way pre-menopause as you do post-menopause, and some of that is natural. But there’s no need to feel like a totally different woman, especially if that woman is stressed all of that time. You can slash your stress levels. Remember, though, that while your old stress-busting tactics like bubble baths, exercise, and meditating still work, you might have to go above and beyond them to beat stress during menopause, especially when menopause is the actual stressor. Continue reading »

Jul 242015
 

Commercial stainless steel sinks are used in innumerable places including hotels, restaurant kitchens, industries, pharmaceutical and food industries and many more. As the name suggests, commercial sinks are large sinks made of stainless steel which is hard, corrosion-resistant and durable. There are some factors that are generally of concern when it comes to choosing commercial stainless steel sinks. 

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What are the factors that are important when choosing commercial steel sinks?

  • The gauge or the thickness of the metal used to make the sinks is very important to consider. A thicker material means that the gauge numbers are smaller. Normally the thickness of stainless steel sinks range from 16 gauge to 22 gauge, the former being thicker and the latter thinner.
  •  It is beneficial to go for the thicker material since it would be more resistant when it comes to withstanding dents and dings. Moreover a thicker material would mean lesser noise. Sinks made of thin materials make more noise. Commercial stainless steel sinks of good quality are generally 16 to 18 gauge.
  • The insulation and coating of the stainless steel sinks should be carefully considered. In order to help in diminishing sound, these sinks should include coatings and sound insulation. This could also be helpful in reducing the buildup of condensation in the lower part of the sink which could result in problems related to moisture in the cabinet at the base where the sink is actually installed. This factor should be considered in order to avoid the typical tinny sound that the sinks of thinner materials have.

Continue reading »

Molly Crowe

About Molly Crowe

I am Molly Crowe,an expert and empower blogger.I have written blog in concern such as:Business, Health , Home Improvements ,Automotive, Locksmith, Gardening and Lifestyle.

Jul 222015
 

The decision is made and you are confident that fashion designing is what you wish to specialize in above all else. You know you are on the right track if you have a passion for creativity, style and originality and do not mind slogging it out round the clock. The next crucial bit is finding the right fashion design institute. This decision can make or break your future. So what if fashion is not a conventional course like medical or engineering. The same considerations that are given to any institution of higher studies must be factored in while choosing the right design school. Keep a checklist ready. One that has points like whether the institution is accredited, if it offers advanced degree programs, the kind of curriculum it has and how much the course is likely to cost you.

Once you begin your search for that perfect school, you will find that there are a variety of fashion schools around. Irrespective of the fashion institute you choose to attend or the fashion designing course you wish to pursue, remember the most important thing – you must go deep into the subject and learn as much about fashion as you can so that when you are done with the course, you can have the best career possible. Here are a few things you need to consider before zeroing in on ‘the’ fashion school.

  • Location of the institute: Thanks to fashion-conscious citizens round the world, fashion design schools have mushroomed all over the country. While there are small schools in big cities and big schools in small cities, what matters is what is taught. However, a school in a big city is likely to score over its peer in a small place since it would provide richer experiences, skills and connections. You would get better internship opportunities in a big city as well.
  • Courses taught: The field of fashion is a very competitive one and there are subcategories galore. Check if the curriculum includes fashion merchandising, fashion marketing, visualization and presentation techniques, contextual design studies and communication, business studies and entrepreneurship. You must know how to integrate design with business should you want to embark on your own business.
  • Scholarships: Given its demand, a fashion designing course might burn a big hole in your pocket. But these places also often offer scholarships to talented and deserving students. It would help to investigate this a bit before you begin applying to design schools. Get into the details of the scholarship like how much it will be covering – is it a part of the tuition fees or the whole of it? Does it include accommodation as well?
  • Alumni: Those who have passed out of a particular fashion design institute would know about it the best. So if you know someone who is an alumni of a school you are looking at, have a word with the person on his/ her education experiences before applying to that school. In fact, being experienced since they would already be working, you could also ask them to recommend some other schools to you. They might just know of better options.
  • Pay a visit: Does not matter how busy you are looking up different places or applying here and there, do find some time to pay a visit to the school you are interested in. Brochures and pamphlets always look glossy and attractive. Once you are there, carefully observe the campus, courses, and if possible, meet the administrative officials to find out about the school in detail. Try to speak to a few students studying there as well.

The right moves will go a long way in better positioning you to achieve success.

Seeing Yourself – Positive Body Image

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Jul 212015
 

Body image is defined as a person’s perception of their own physical appearance. That can actually be quite different from how others perceive us. Body image can be the result of a variety of experiences and impacted by societal standards. As women, body image has probably been a concern since we first experienced the changes that occur during adolescence. In menopause, we are going to experience new physical changes that may have an effect on self-perception. I know it has for me personally. How did this extra weight around my middle get here? And when is it leaving?!TaraAllmen-seeingyourself-positivebodyimage-300x300

Positive Body Image and Menopause

The North American Menopause Society offers a few simple suggestions to help you create a more positive sense of your body image:

  • Compliment yourself: Instead of focusing on your flaws, find something you love about yourself!
  • Feed your inner self: Engage in activities that are social, relaxing and even spiritual to help eliminate the stress.
  • Exercise: Not only is exercise good for your health, it is great for improving your self-esteem and making you feel good!

Learning to take care of and love your body is crucial to your overall happiness and sense of well-being.

And on that note, I think I will go for a lovely walk in Central Park!

About Dr. Tara Allmen

Dr. Tara Allmen is one of America’s leading experts in menopausal medicine. She is a Nationally Certified Menopause Practitioner and highly respected in the medical community. Inspired to reach millions of American women over the age of 40 with accurate scientific information that can help them, Dr. Allmen has appeared numerous times on local and national television, created an extensive library of video information available on this website, and the DVD “Menopause in an Hour.” A graduate of New York’s prestigious Stuyvesant High School, Dr. Allmen earned her bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, she completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Allmen started her professional career in a private obstetrical practice but ultimately decided to follow her passion for menopausal medicine. She joined Columbia Presbyterian’s Center for Menopause, Hormonal Disorders and Women’s Health in 1999, focusing her practice on perimenopause and menopause. Dr. Allmen has educated thousands of medical professionals around the country on menopausal medicine. She has also been featured on television, both in the United States and internationally. Dr Allmen is also the founder and director of The Allmen Foundation, a non-profit organization that primarily supports organizations working in the areas of women’s health, childhood education and animal welfare. The North American Menopause Society, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to menopausal women’s health, refers to Dr. Allmen as a “Visionary” contributor. Having identified the frustrations of many women regarding getting objective, scientifically-based advice on menopause or access to professionals who specialize in menopausal medicine, Dr. Allmen created Menopause in an Hour. Dr. Allmen lives in New York City with her husband, Lawrence M. Kimmel, their two children, and a small dog named Sadie. Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist National Certified Menopause Practitioner Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Dr. Oz Show Medical Advisory Board CEO, The Allmen Foundation Wife, Mother and Friend

Jul 202015
 

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About David Desautel

The owner and operator of The Boomer Blogs, a retired computer professional living in Sequim, WA, a Vietnam veteran, a life-long Elvis Presley fan, and co-owner (with my wife Malen) of a great online business site selling new & used treasures - your 24/7 garage sale destination! http://dm-treasures.biz

Jul 202015
 

InsomniaLet’s face it, love can hurt. And I’m not talking about the he-left-me-for-a-younger-model-and-broke-my-heart kind of hurt. I’m talking about the physical pain that can be associated with intercourse during menopause.

There’s actually a medical term for painful intercourse: dyspareunia (really??) If you’re experiencing pain during sex, you could be suffering from vaginal atrophy or VA (I used to think VA stood for Virginia, which ironically, is for lovers.). VA is also known as vulvovaginal atrophy or VVA. The latest appellation, courtesy of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), is genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), a blanket term to describe menopausal symptoms that occur to the vulva, vagina, and lower urinary tract as a result of estrogen deficiency. Who makes up these words? Once again, the vagina gets the short end of the stick! I can’t even pronounce “genitourinary”! Perhaps NAMS should call in the Opi Nail Color Labeling Committee?

Anyway, vaginal atrophy is just that: a thinning of the vaginal wall thanks to a drop in levels of estrogen, whose job it is to maintain the structure and function of the vaginal wall, elasticity of the tissues around the vagina, and production of vaginal fluid.

We seem to hear more about hot flashes, insomnia, and memory loss, but vaginal discomfort is every bit as difficult—and critical—to deal with as other menopausal symptoms. Vaginal symptoms can negatively impact not only on your relationships and sexuality, but your quality of life and self-image.

In my experience, most women don’t even know what VA is, nor understand that it is a chronic problem that requires ongoing treatment and IS treatable. Continue reading »

Jul 192015
 

For parents, it is the child that is the most precious gift of all. Thus they endeavor to provide the best of all worlds for their tiny tot. In doing so they make a deliberate effort to make every day special and the special occasions extraordinarily special! Gifts are one way of making such special gestures. No, not ordinary gifts, we are talking about the especially personalized gifts!

Here are a few amazing options of unique & Personalized gift ideas for kids that are trending nowadays in countries like Australia:

• Personalized Backpacks For Kids – These backpacks in cool designs and embroidered child name are much flaunted by the little ones.

Personalised Backpacks For Kids Personalized Umbrellas – Cute animal prints in colorful designs on the personalized umbrellas are simply loved by kids!

Personalised Umbrellas

Personalized Baby Hooded Towels – Pamper the apple of your eye with the soft and comfy hooded towel that has his/her name and favorite pattern on it.

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Girls Baby Blankets – These super adorable personalized blankets are in fact a wonderfully warm gift for your princess. Continue reading »

About John Watson

Visit us at Named, a leading personalised kids gift store known for providing high end designer & child-friendly items. We provide various gift options, including Baby Shower gifts, Baby Blankets, Baby Bibs, Baby Rattles, Baby Clothing, Baby Toys, and many more.

Jul 172015
 

One of the lesser known and understood symptoms that women can experience during perimenopause is an occasional irregular heartbeat otherwise known as a heart palpitation. The most important thing to do if you are experiencing this symptom is to make sure that it is not due to underlying heart disease. Before you blame perimenopause for your palpitations, you will need to see an internist or cardiologist for a basic workup that will include an EKG, Chest X-ray and some labs.

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The suddenness and unexpectedness of heart palpitations can be very scary. Your heart will feel like it is racing, pounding, fluttering or skipping beats. The overall experience is an unpleasant awareness of your own heartbeat. This can also be accompanied by feelings of panic, anxiety, sweating, weakness and fatigue.

Once you are sure that you do not have underlying heart disease, there are some natural ways to relieve an irregular heartbeat. Drinking cold water or splashing it on your face may provide an instant end to the sensation. Getting enough sleep and practicing relaxation techniques may also reduce the likelihood of experiencing an occasional irregular heartbeat. There are also triggers you can avoid, like caffeine, appetite suppressants, alcohol, and smoking.

Treating perimenopausal hormonal fluctuations with a continuous low dose birth control pill can often alleviate these palpitations. And if you are already menopausal, hormone therapy has been shown to be helpful as well for overall heart health when used early on in your menopause transition.

Women’s Heart Health

The only heart flutters worth having are those that occur when we fall in love!

So let’s start taking good care of our hearts. Cheers to heart health. I’ll drink to that. Unless, of course, it causes a palpitation!

For more information, go to www.menopause.org.

About Dr. Tara Allmen

Dr. Tara Allmen is one of America’s leading experts in menopausal medicine. She is a Nationally Certified Menopause Practitioner and highly respected in the medical community. Inspired to reach millions of American women over the age of 40 with accurate scientific information that can help them, Dr. Allmen has appeared numerous times on local and national television, created an extensive library of video information available on this website, and the DVD “Menopause in an Hour.” A graduate of New York’s prestigious Stuyvesant High School, Dr. Allmen earned her bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, she completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Allmen started her professional career in a private obstetrical practice but ultimately decided to follow her passion for menopausal medicine. She joined Columbia Presbyterian’s Center for Menopause, Hormonal Disorders and Women’s Health in 1999, focusing her practice on perimenopause and menopause. Dr. Allmen has educated thousands of medical professionals around the country on menopausal medicine. She has also been featured on television, both in the United States and internationally. Dr Allmen is also the founder and director of The Allmen Foundation, a non-profit organization that primarily supports organizations working in the areas of women’s health, childhood education and animal welfare. The North American Menopause Society, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to menopausal women’s health, refers to Dr. Allmen as a “Visionary” contributor. Having identified the frustrations of many women regarding getting objective, scientifically-based advice on menopause or access to professionals who specialize in menopausal medicine, Dr. Allmen created Menopause in an Hour. Dr. Allmen lives in New York City with her husband, Lawrence M. Kimmel, their two children, and a small dog named Sadie. Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist National Certified Menopause Practitioner Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Dr. Oz Show Medical Advisory Board CEO, The Allmen Foundation Wife, Mother and Friend

Jul 172015
 

People always seem to be on some kind of a quest for eternal beauty and youth, and women are more than often on the forefront of that quest. As there is still no proven solution for aging and bad health, they turn to cosmetic products as temporary answer. But what they don’t know is that spending a fortune on expensive cosmetic products is often disappointing, because the results are far from the expected ones. We keep forgetting that many of our questions can be answered if we could only turn to nature as our savior. Sometimes, the solution is at our reach, in our kitchen cabinets. So, below, we’ll try to show you how to make “greener” choices for healthier life.

Clothes

As with all other organic products, what is most important is that materials of which organic clothes are made are not chemically treated. That means you can rest assured there will be no harmful effects on your health.  In a recent chat with highly-rated retailers of organic dresses, I found out that with organically grown cotton you are free of worries that toxins (pesticides, insecticides, chemical dyes) will be absorbed into your body via the skin. These kinds of materials are not only safer, but also more comfortable and pleasant to wear.

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Skin Care

Organic skincare, beside the usual effects cosmetic product have, has an additional benefit of preventing allergies. These products don’t contain synthetic ingredients or dangerous chemicals. They are also free form artificial fragrances. Today, there are a lot of organic skin care products due to the fast development of the organic cosmetic industry, but also there are the alternatives of DIY skincare masks and peels you can make in your very own kitchen and use in the comfort of your home. Continue reading »

About Lillian Connors

Lillian Connors is an avid blogger and home improvement enthusiast keen on doing various DIY projects in and around her house and passionately writing about them. She is also an online marketing consultant, closely cooperating with numerous businesses from all over the globe.

Jul 162015
 

 

Post TITLE by rhinoplastysydney.com.auRhinoplasty can be used today to deal with a wide assortment of issues and problems which range from common aesthetic issues to serious medical needs. With the ever-growing popularity of plastic surgery and the numerous fields that this type of medical aid covers, you may wonder if some of your facial problems can be repaired using rhinoplasty. Here are some of the areas that rhinoplasty covers and what it really takes to go through rhinoplasty and what you can expect from it.

Age

When it comes to age one of the foremost important requirements is that the nose is fully formed because any sort of modifications that are done while the nose is still being formed can often require further repairs later on. Furthermore, potential complications with healing and growth of the cartilage can later become a problem. Apart from that, there are no specific age requirements that would disqualify you as a candidate for rhinoplasty.

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Recovery Time

In most cases rhinoplasty comes with a relatively simple recovery process and you won’t have to deal with any major off time due to the recovery. Even with all this you should be aware of the fact that you will have to take at least 10-15 days off for the healing period to take place. After this period you should be extremely careful not to inflict major damage or trauma of any kind on the areas where surgery took place.

Health

While rhinoplasty is a common surgical procedure these days, it is still a major undertaking that requires a lot of tissue and skin modifications which means that good general health is really important. Issues with skin and blood coagulation problems can seriously complicate the entire process. It is generally advised that any future patients be really healthy before undergoing this type of surgery. Continue reading »

About Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to health and alternative medicine. In her free time she enjoys exercising at the local gym and preparing healthy meals for her family.

Jul 152015
 

Have you seen the movie “I’ll See You in My Dreams”?  Blythe Danner plays a woman of age who fills her days with lunches on the patio, happy hours with friends, a little golf and memories of her early career as a singer.  She has been a widow for 20 years and has stayed out of the dating scene…until a friend convinces her to try “speed dating”.  I won’t give anything away, but I will say the results are hysterical.

She does later meet always handsome Sam Elliott, also at a point in his life where he’s tired of being alone and “testing the waters”.  Again, without revealing any plot points, suffice it to say that meeting him gets her to thinking…is it too late?  Is she too entrenched in her daily regimen to welcome in a romantic partner?

Is what she had so many years ago enough for a lifetime…or is it ever enough?

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I enjoyed this movie for many reasons.  Blythe Danner is such a talented, glowing woman whose natural beauty shines through her wrinkles.  Sam Elliott is fully white-headed and also just who he is.  They don’t play games. Or try to look 30.  Or immediately grab on to one another because the hourglass is emptying.  I think they just meet where they are.

And I think they can do that because they are older.

it’s Nature’s last laugh it seems.  When we’re young and smooth-skinned and non-bald and no stomach, we attract a lot of other attractive young bodies.  But our minds can’t quite catch up sometimes.  And then when our minds have figured out what truly matters and what doesn’t, we don’t feel attractive because our jeans don’t fit anymore and we need glasses and it’s a little harder to last on the dance floor.

Fear can grip us.

Do I want to try again?

Will my heart get broken?

Will he/she leave me for someone younger?

Do I have the emotional energy to date again?

Will my children accept someone new in my life? Continue reading »

About Laura

Laura is a long-time professional writer and creator of www.RockTheWrinkle.com, a blog for boomers all about starting over, recharging, and celebrating the wisdom that comes with the wrinkles. She's proud of hers!

Jul 132015
 

InsomniaAre you experiencing your own internal heat wave? Do you wake up at least once during the night in a sweat? Do you have to get out of bed, towel off, change clothes and then try to get back to sleep, only to experience a repeat performance? Do you have to prod your partner to move over a bit to avoid sleeping in the “wet spot.” (No, not the fun one.) Do your nights of interrupted sleep seem endless?  If so, you’re not alone, and this is not being caused by global warming.

According to the North American Menopause Society, about 75 percent of women report perimenopausal symptoms such as night sweats and hot flashes. If you’re one of them, you know it’s more than a seasonal heat wave. And you know that the symptoms — a flushed face, drenching sweat and rapid heart rate — will only be compounded as the numbers on the thermostat continue to climb. Before you move to the North Pole, let’s examine this common symptom a bit further.

What exactly is a hot flash?

During perimenopause and menopause, the body’s  levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone begin to fluctuate. When estrogen levels go down, they can trigger your body’s thermostat to send a signal that you are overheated. This causes your body to send out an all hands on deck alert: your heart pumps faster, the blood vessels in your skin dilate to circulate more blood to radiate heat, and your sweat glands release sweat to cool you even more. Like so much about the process of menopause, there is no “one size fits all” for the timing, duration, frequency or pattern of menopausal hot flashes.

So what does this hormonal meltdown feel like?

You may experience one or more of these:

  • flashes of heat spreading over your skin
  • skin flushed red or blotchy
  • racing heartbeat like you’ve just run a 100-yard dash
  • sweating a lot
  • dizziness

These episodes:

  • last from 30 seconds to 5 minutes
  • occurring in upper or lower body
  • occur during the day and/or night (night sweats)
  • are infrequent (several per month) to frequent (several per hour)
  • are followed by a feeling of being cold and clammy once the hot flash has passed

Fortunately, there are lots of options for treating hot flashes beyond wearing easy-to-strip-off layers, or attaching a small fan to your forehead. Since every woman is different, you will have to explore which options work best for you with your menopause specialist. Continue reading »

Using Promotional Shopping Bags To Build A Relationship With Your Clients

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Jul 112015
 

In order for your business to be successful, it is important that you build good relationships with your clientele. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is through the use of promotional shopping bags, which are something that everyone will use at one point or another. If you have ensured that the item looks like a million dollars, you’re job will be complete. In this article, we have listed just some of the ways that these bags can be used for your success.

  • They make your clients happy
    Most people really like receiving gifts, particularly if they’re useful and look fantastic. One of the keys to retaining your existing clients is to keep them happy – when they are satisfied with a particular business, they are less likely to look elsewhere. Are you seeing how the two could go hand in hand? Handing out branded bags on occasion (such as every time a purchase is made) is a great way to keep clients happy.
  • They’re a long lasting advertisement
    When you think about it, conventional advertisements only run for a limited amount of time and then they’re finished. A television ad usually runs for only a couple of weeks, while a billboard will be up for only a few months. A personalised bag, however, is something that can help to advertise your business well into the future. Every time the person heads to the shops, your brand will be there.
  • They help to generate new business
    As well as helping you to retain existing clients,
    promotional shopping bags in Australia can help to garner new ones. When people see your branding, they might begin to ask questions about your business and might become interested in your products or services. Research has also suggested that these sorts of items are likely to be donated instead of thrown away, which further increases the people coming into contact with it.
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Beauty Treatments That Gained Popularity Over The Years

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Jul 102015
 

Beauty is hard work. You need to invest in yourself in order to look your best. Over the years many cosmetic procedures and beauty treatments have gained popularity among both women and men. Some of them are quite simple and some more complex but they all have one common goal and that is to improve our appearance. Here you will see exactly what the most popular cosmetic procedures among the masses are.

breastaugBreast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammaplasty)

In the last couple of years breast augmentation has definitely been the leading procedure done by women. More than 300,000 breast augmentations are done yearly. And that is quite the number. The augmentation is done by using saline or silicone filled implants and placing them between the breast tissue and the chest muscles. The procedure isn’t very complex and it requires only a couple of weeks to recover completely from it. Also, connected but not the same, breast lifts are quite a popular procedure among women. It’s used to raise and reshape the sagginess of the breasts.

AbdominoplastyLiposuction (Lipoplasty)

After breast enlargement, liposuction definitely comes in second place. It is a procedure where the surgeon makes a small incision on your body and, using a vacuum like device, literally sucks the fat out of the desired body region.  Studies show that a few years ago, out of 326,000 liposuctions performed, that 85% were on women. After the procedure there is a period of time where patients experience bruising and some numbness in the area where the surgery was performed. Sometimes it’s even called ‘body sculpting’ as there are a few new noninvasive techniques such as Vaser Shape, Liposonix and CoolSculpting.

16-1Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

Facelift doesn’t really mean lifting anything; it’s actually referred to removing excess fat form the face and tightening the muscles. It results in tighter skin on the face and also the neck area. It takes a couple of weeks to recover from this procedure, but it is recommended to stay out of the sun during the first couple of months. If we compare the number of facelifts done in 2009 and 2010, we will see that the numbers have grown by 9 percent! It is also said that 90% of people who have done this procedure were women. Continue reading »

About Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to health and alternative medicine. In her free time she enjoys exercising at the local gym and preparing healthy meals for her family.

Jul 092015
 

Your home should look great!

Having a beautiful house, both exterior and interior, helps a lot! But you must be wondering how? Well, would you ever want to stay in a place that doesn’t look great? And the key to beautifying your home revolves around great furnishings. But here we will specifically talk about chandeliers.

Perhaps the best way to make your home stunning is by hanging a crystal chandelier. What speaks better than a beautiful chandelier hanging in your living room representing opulence and making your house look plush and rich!

But before you run out to purchase one, there are a few things to be kept in mind

  • The size of your room
  • The type of your room
  • Height of your room
  • Weight of the chandelier
  • The intensity and the type of light required by the user

The Size of the Room

The biggest factor while making a purchase is the size of your room. Bigger or multi-tiered chandeliers are suitable for areas which have a large size like living rooms, dining rooms, hallways etc. whereas for smaller rooms single tiered chandeliers work best.

The Type of the Room

The best place to get a chandelier installed is an open space like a living room, hallway or a dining room. But depending on the size of the chandelier, it can even be placed in the bedroom. So before you make a purchase, be sure about where you want to place the chandelier and if that room is equipped to handle a chandelier. Continue reading »

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About Tammy Worthen

Classical Chandeliers Farnham is a local lighting shop in Surrey. They offer lighting, ceiling lights, wall lights, outdoor lighting, bathroom lighting, lampshades, led lights and lights. Classical Chandeliers lighting shop’s phone number is 01420 520521.

Jul 082015
 

Running a business was never easy and it is safe to say that it will never be. It does not matter what industry you are working in, how big your business is and how skilled you are. Running a business is more than a full-time job and sometimes it just feels so overwhelming.

Luckily, the technology has advanced to such an extent that business owners now have help that they never had before – different kinds of software that have been developed with them in mind, various software solutions whose only job it is to make lives easier for business owners and managers. So what kinds are there and how can they help?

Communications

It is a well-known fact that communication within a company is one of those aspects that determine how successful that particular business will be. If all employees are not able to communicate with each other and with their management efficiently and quickly, ideas are lost, projects are messed up and the results are absent. With all of the new communication software, including apps and various programs, it has become easier than ever for the business owner to enable perfect communication between all elements of the operation.

Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping software is arguably the oldest type of software to become available to business owners and accountants, and it has become almost insane to even think about doing the books the old-fashioned way. Bookkeeping software speeds things up, ensures that mistakes are reduced to a minimum and allows the business owners to have much better insight into what happens with their accounts, their income, taxes and everything else. Continue reading »

About James Burbank

James D. Burbank has been involved in marketing and small-to-medium business promotion for years. He currently blogs and shares the insights he acquired over the years.

Jul 062015
 

InsomniaAre you Sleepless in Seattle? Does Disney’s Sleeping Beauty make you hostile? Does the sight of a blissfully snoozing infant make you weep? Do memories of teenage sleepathons that last 12 hours make you misty with nostalgia? Take heart, you’ve got a lot of company.

Insomnia is a problem many women encounter when they enter perimenopause. I have always been a very busy, multitasking kind of person, who worked hard in the daytime and slept hard at night (including falling asleep mid-conversation, but we don’t need to get into that). All of a sudden in my forties, not only was I having trouble sleeping, but multitasking became more difficult, too. My focus and memory kept failing me. I felt like an alien had taken over my body and I was no longer in control. My insomnia was getting the best of my … what was I just about to say?

If you’re suffering through insomnia, you are not alone. Only 45% of peri-menopausal women report getting a good night’s sleep almost every night, says the National Sleep Foundation. Hormones connect your brain and body. When they change, the way your brain and body function does, too. Progesterone is a very important hormone for sleep, but progesterone levels drop when you enter perimenopause, making your body chemically less capable of sleeping well.

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) lists trouble falling asleep as one of their main five symptoms of menopause. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), most women complain of sleeplessness during perimenopause to post-menopause, with about 61% of post-menopausal women having issues with insomnia.

A study conducted in 2013 by scientists at the University of California San Francisco found a lack of sleep can put adults at risk for a variety of chronic health issues. A report published in Harvard University’s Harvard Women’s Health Watch in 2006 says adults who sleep less than six hours a night can suffer from such issues as memory loss, poor cardiovascular health, irritability, and problems with their metabolism and weight. Continue reading »

Jun 302015
 

Stuck in the Passing Lane CoverThere’s no scarcity of dating advice for millennials, but little for Baby Boomers. Yet it’s Baby Boomers — many of whom carry the psychological detritus of decades of relationship suffering and failure — who need the most help. Where are articles helping them sidestep the mental boogeymen preventing them from enjoying someone new?

Nine years ago, I got divorced after a long marriage. I was excited to begin dating again, though I felt like Rip Van Winkle; I went to sleep 23 years earlier — when dating depended on chance encounters in bars — and awoke to vast catalogs of available women provided by online dating. I soon realized, though, that what looked like dating heaven, wasn’t to be for a Boomer like me, someone who needed a tractor trailer to tote around all his relationship “baggage.”

I found myself deconstructing my dates. Before sharing a single thought, I’d be checking for what’s wrong with her; searching for my ex-wife’s personality traits, ones that took ten years to “bloom,” and another thirteen to elude enough marital counselors to prove they were insurmountable, divorce being the only option.

With her having said only “I’ll have the fish,” I’d decided that she’s probably dissatisfied with her life, ultimately blaming feelings of inadequacy and incompleteness on me. Before criticizing a thing — the food, weather, government regulation — I feel her interpreting everything about me — how I’m holding my water glass, where I’m focusing my eyes — as controlling or condescending. Jokes she makes are snide rather than playfully sarcastic. My jokes, like about the PR industry she works in, elicit smirks deeming me unsupportive, and proving she’s thin-skinned and can’t laugh at herself. And so it goes, on and on; ascribing to everything its most negative connotation, artifice that prevents any relationship, new or déjà vu. Continue reading »

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About Jed Ringel

Jed Ringel is an Ivy League dropout who’s been a failed sculptor, a morally bankrupt Wall Street lawyer, and the founder of an IT company, the sale of which allowed him to retire at 50. A father to three daughters and a mentor to children aging out of the foster care system, he is an avid cook and award-winning gardener. Jed splits his time between Montauk and New York City’s Lower East Side -- where, along with far-flung locales like Russia and Singapore, many of the events that inspired his debut published memoir, Stuck in the Passing Lane, take place. Stuck in the Passing Lane (About Face Press) is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and in bookstores nationwide.

Keep Up the Flame in a Long Term Relationship

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Jun 292015
 

download (1)Long relationships are often a product of really deep bonds between people, and that often requires a lot of work and sacrifice which, while impressive, can become a bit strenuous on people. Keeping the relationship alive and healthy for a long time can be a daunting task and in most cases becoming too comfortable with your partner can really trick you into taking them for granted. Here are a couple of ways to keep your relationship alive and well and to spice it up a bit.

Romantic Getaways

Seeing the same person over and over again in the same home can become really tiresome and after a while kill any sort of magic that was once there. This is especially true if you have kids or have to live with somebody else. One of the best ways to bring back a bit of life into your relationship is to take a getaway for a weekend or a couple of days. Be spontaneous, you don’t have to plan for it too much, figure out when your partner is available and ask them if they want to join you for a romantic getaway. Breaking up the standard life routine from time to time can do wonders for your relationship.

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What You Want

One of the biggest issues in bedrooms among couples that have spent a lot of time together is the fact that after a while one side simply spends too much time trying to satisfy the other. If you are not happy in your bedroom, tell that to your partner. Nothing worse can come out of it if you are already not happy with the state of things. Not speaking about it can only lead to more trouble in the future. Continue reading »

About Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to health and alternative medicine. In her free time she enjoys exercising at the local gym and preparing healthy meals for her family.

Jun 252015
 

Here is another press release about Baby Boomers!

Trilogy

Peoria Mayor Tours Trilogy Expansion, Touts Economic Impact

of Incoming Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers are buying lots and signing contracts daily on houses being built in a new neighborhood at Trilogy at Vistancia and in the process providing a huge boost for Peoria’s economy, according to newly elected Mayor Cathy Carlat.

Carlat toured the Shea Homes project earlier this month and touted the long term economic impact of the new community on her city.

Baby Boomers make great citizens,” Carlat said. “They participate in civic and cultural events, they contribute time and money to worthy causes, and they bring amazing buying power that every day pumps the tires of businesses far and wide.”

Research from the American Association of Retired Persons, or AARP, backs up the Mayor’s claim. The group contends Baby Boomers hold 80 percent of the Nation’s personal net worth, allowing them the dollars needed to invest in a resort-lifestyle like that offered at Trilogy and still have money to regularly spend on shopping, dining and entertainment.

Carlat said she welcomed the impact the new housing construction would have on the City’s coffers, but admitted her focus is more on the people who will live in the homes.

The homeowners themselves are the reason we encourage this kind of project,” Carlat said. “They are the key to a healthy economy that benefits everyone in Peoria, whether they live at Trilogy or as far away as our historic downtown.” Continue reading »

About David Desautel

The owner and operator of The Boomer Blogs, a retired computer professional living in Sequim, WA, a Vietnam veteran, a life-long Elvis Presley fan, and co-owner (with my wife Malen) of a great online business site selling new & used treasures - your 24/7 garage sale destination! http://dm-treasures.biz