Top Uses and Utility Of Stainless Steel Round Bars

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May 182016

Stainless steel round bars are produced in mills through the process of rolling or extrusion. It is produced in the form of long strips, which are cut into uniform lengths to make round bars. Round bars are also called rods. The stainless steel round bars are highly resistant to corrosive action due to the presence of chromium. These round bars are alloys of steel and chromium, where the chromium metal lends the bar its corrosion resistant property by forming an invisible protective layer against oxidation of metal and thus preventing the formation of rust.

Stainless steel round bars are used for a wide range of purposes. Over time, machining grades have been largely improved which allows the stainless steel round bars to be machined into components. They can be subjected to heat treatment to achieve grades for higher hardness and strength. Adding and varying constituent elements can also augment the corrosion resistant capacity of such bars. All these processes help produce stainless steel bars of desired characteristics. These bars are extensively used for machining purposes and in a wide variety of structural applications.

Stainless Steel Round Bars

Stainless Steel Round Bars

Dimensions and Preparation

The stainless steel round bars come in diameters of varying sizes. These usually range from 3mm to more than 300mm. Bars of diameter up to 25mm are usually drawn, and above that, but less than 101mm, the bars are annealed and then polished. Bars of still higher thickness are pushed through rough turning to tolerance level k12. Finally, these bars are processed and cut into desired lengths. Continue reading »

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Evan Javier is an expert writer, blogger with strong passion in writing for various topics such as Business, Health/Fitness, Lifestyle, Home décor, Travel, Automotive and lot more. Follow him at Google+ and Twitter

May 092016’re hot, you’re moody, and you can’t remember the last time you got a good night’s sleep, let alone where you left your keys. Welcome to the club, you’re in perimenopause!

Wait? Aren’t those the symptoms of menopause? Nope. When most women think of the meaning of menopause, they really aren’t thinking of menopause at all. They are thinking about perimenopause, a time that can begin in your late 30s or early 40s and reach into your 50s. Perimenopause comes with a host of hormonal changes and lasts anywhere from 6 to 10 years—until you haven’t had your period for a full 12 months in a row. Then you have graduated to menopause! (Sorry, no cap and gown for this one.)

The first step to finding hormone happiness is to ID and track your symptoms. Download my free Menopause Symptoms Chart and start tracking. Each day, chart the frequency, duration, and severity of your perimenopause symptoms. Talk them over with your perimenopause and menopause specialist to learn how to not just mask the symptoms, but treat their underlying cause. Don’t have a perimenopause and menopause specialist? Here are some simple tips to help you find the perfect one near you!

Want to proactive about your perimenopausal journey?  Here are some perimenopausal symptoms to be on the alert for along with some solutions:


Hot flashes, probably the most infamous of perimenopausal symptoms, strike about two-thirds of women during “the change.” During perimenopause and menopause, the levels and balance of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone begin to fluctuate. When your estrogen levels begin to decrease, 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. Your body cools down when it otherwise wouldn’t, and you are left feeling miserable: soaking wet in the middle of a board meeting like me or in the middle of a good night’s sleep.

The Fix: Regular exercise, healthy eating, acupuncture, herbal remedies, antidepressant medications, and hormone therapy (HT) are some of the most common options to reduce and even rid your life of hot flashes. Which treatment (or a combination of treatments) works for each woman varies. Talk with your specialist about these perimenopause coolers. Continue reading »

May 072016

This is an interesting infographic that was sent to me…

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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!

May 022016

Sarah Chairing Operation Smile event in NYC

This Mother’s Day, I want to honor my daughter.

On August 8, 2014, Sarah became a mother to Aviva or as she is now calling herself, “V”! I became Grandma EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Never in my wildest dreams did I understand the explosion of love and joy that watching Sarah mother Aviva would bring to my life.

Today’s parents do have the Internet and even apps to help them prepare for and cope with the responsibilities of parenthood. But no website or app can teach you how to love your child. That simply comes from within. The flood of love and tenderness that is unleashed with the birth of a baby is beautiful to watch.

Sarah is a SAHM.  This was a new term to me.  It stands for, Stay at Home Mom. It is a choice and one that was discussed in great detail together with her husband, Sol.

I too chose to be a SAHM. In 1980 smack in the middle of the women’s movement, I chose to resign from my job as Deputy Treasurer of the Carter Re-Election Campaign. David and I chose to leave a very successful life in politics in Washington, DC. and move to Tucson, Arizona where my family lived.  I had no idea that in doing so, I had “betrayed” the women’s movement. Women were furious with me. I had successfully achieved a very high-level job in a man’s world – how could I give up my career to stay home with my first born?  Apparently, it was a cardinal sin! Who knew??? Continue reading »

May 012016

I suppose May is a perfectly fine month to start thinking about getting fit. The weather is getting nicer, and the fear of squeezing into a bathing suit is looming large. However, wouldn’t it be more efficient to think about fitness all year long? That would take the pressure off the month of May. Then all we would have to do in May is the same thing we did in April and so forth.

As I go through my own midlife journey, I think a lot more about health and wellness. That is the real reason to get and stay fit. For those of us who need to shed a few pounds (and by us, I also mean me), I like to think of weight loss as health gain. That takes some of the pressure off, too. I am not aiming towards a weight goal. I am focused on overall health.

So let’s remove all the guesswork from what we should be doing every day to maintain good fitness. It all comes down to common sense and one simple math equation. According to the current American Heart Association (AHA) exercise guidelines, we need to be physically active for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Now the AHA came up with this great advice based on scientific evidence that clearly shows that this level of physical activity has a positive effect on reducing the risk of heart disease. That should be our number one goal, by the way, since heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S. Continue reading »

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

Apr 252016 menopause, more and more of us are gaining membership to the aptly named “Sandwich Generation,” a group marked by its responsibility to simultaneously care for both its children and parents. So if it seems like everybody wants (scratch that, needs) something from you these days, you’re not alone.

Here are 4 ways to care for yourself while balancing the responsibilities of work, parenting and caring for parents.

  1. Have a Preemptive Talk
    This is not THE “talk” that you are dreading having with your prepubescent children! This is the elder “talk”. It is best to have this “talk” earlier rather than while you are in the midst of a crisis.  Discussing living arrangements, homecare, financial resources, fears, and concerns, can help ease everyone’s minds. For example, many caretakers unnecessarily worry about their parents moving in with them, when the fact of the matter is that their parents don’t want to live with them either! They might prefer to move and begin to downsize, make plans to move to a retirement community, or assisted living facility. You will not fully understand your parents desires, until you have an open conversation with them.  Together, you can create a functional plan that works for all of you.  This should include getting all of the medical and legal paper work handled ahead of time.  Organizing beforehand will help you to set healthy boundaries and meet realistic caregiving goals. Make sure that all of your siblings feel included and share in the responsibilities as best they can.  Remember: No parent is perfect. You may have lingering emotions and anger issues with your parents which can impede your ability to cope with your newfound caregiving responsibilities. Try to find ways to forgive, not just for your parents’ sake, but for your own health and wellbeing as well.

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Choosing the Right Carport Size for Your Family

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Apr 232016

Homeowners seeking a functional alternative to a brick-and-mortar garage are turning to non-traditional fabric carports to get the best bang for their buck. Aside from the typical considerations such as size and price, it’s important to consider additional aspects of the structure – namely versatility in design, portability, and secondary uses of your fabric carport.

Maybe you bought a second car or decided on a brand new RV trailer for hitting the open road during the warm summer months. Or maybe you want somewhere to store your lawn furniture in addition to your hubby’s Ford SUV. No matter what your needs may be, a sturdy, fabric carport structure will fit the bill. The key is figuring out what type and size to get, because the options can sometimes seem overwhelming.

First Things First

The first step is to take stock of your current needs. How many vehicles do you have? What size(s) are they? There’s a huge difference between a small smart car, which is just shy of nine feet long, and a Chevy Suburban, which reaches clear out to 20 feet. You also have to consider the clearance when your car doors are open, especially when you have two vehicles parked side by side.

Let’s break it down. It may seem obvious, but getting clarity about the end use for your carport is actually the best starting point for deciding on the size you’ll need. And although a fabric carport is worlds more cost-effective and portable than a similar-sized brick-and-mortar model, it’s good to do your homework as well as your “what if…” thinking up front, so you’re sure to get it right the first time. Continue reading »

Apr 192016

People keep talking about the importance of a nourishing breakfast. While it is true that you should never skip it, it will certainly not impact your day any more than your lunch or dinner will. In order to stay healthy and within the range of your desired weight, you should pay attention to everything you eat, not just the first meal of the day.

However, if you haven’t really slept well, or if you are simply not a morning person, you might not be the biggest fan of breakfasting. Here are a few ideas which might help you look forward to that first yummy experience of the day.


Orange and Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Really a favorite of mine, and excellent for keeping your blood pressure and blood sugar levels in check, thanks to the potassium and vitamin B6 found in the bananas. All you’ll need is about ¾ of a cup of orange juice (fresh, if you can), half a cup of sliced bananas, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, a bit of almond extract (not an absolute must) and a couple of ice cubes.

Blend all the ingredients together first, then add the ice cubes and decorate to your liking.

All this flavor contains only 159 calories, so you don’t have to worry about waistline inches either. Continue reading »

Apr 182016 very first menopausal symptom was brain fog! I would lose my train of thought, mid-sentence.  My husband, David, began finishing my sentences for me during business meetings and even socially.  Next to go was my sleep!  I was not sleepless in Seattle with Tom Hanks…I was sleepless – every night -with David!

Then came Ms. Flash.  I remember my first hot flash like it was yesterday. It was a beautiful spring day, so I couldn’t blame the weather. I was wearing a lightweight pantsuit for work, so I was not overdressed.  David and I were in a business meeting and suddenly I felt a flush of heat radiate throughout my body. My whole body seemed to be blushing and then glistening. When I rose from my chair, I noticed that something wet was dripping down the inner seam of my pant leg. For a minute, I thought I had wet my pants! But oh no…I was perspiring!

Luckily, I always carry a big purse (I think it makes my hips look smaller). With my purse planted firmly in front of my body and my husband tightly behind me, I made a quick exit to our car after the meeting. I know I had come from a business meeting, but I looked like I had just finished a Bikram yoga class or I had run a 10K.

So what’s a gal to do?? First and foremost, you need a fabulous menopause specialist.  If you don’t have one, I have some great tips in my free eBook, MENOPAUSE MONDAYS The Girlfriends Guide to Surviving and Thriving During Perimenopause and Menopause! Continue reading »

Rehabilitation Equipment For Making Life Easier For People In Distress

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Apr 152016

People face different kinds of disability in their lives. The disabilities can be inborn or can be the result of some unfortunate incident that the individual meets with, in life. There are different types of rehabilitation equipment for occupation therapies, speech therapies, and equipment which are meant to treat patients with neurological disorders.  Some people with disability have to depend on rehabilitation equipment to carry on with their regular activities. The rehabilitation equipment helps the disabled to live an independent life, in their own way.


You can Face Life

The challenges that you face due to a disability are many. No matter what type of challenge you face, whether it is an every-day life situation, or to participate in an outdoor activity like sports, there is rehabilitation equipment to help you. Sometimes you may not find the device you need. Talking to the dealers of products is the way to go. There are many online portals from where you can buy the exercise products, rehab positioners and even walkers, cranes and crutches.  You can choose from a variety of designs that the manufacturers make. Continue reading »

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Harry Caesar is an expert writer, blogger and shared his experience by providing innovative and useful information which help readers to get more idea.

Buy Fabulous Commercial Kitchen Equipment To Expand Your Business

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Apr 132016

The kitchen is an important part of buildings like homes, offices, hotels, restaurants, and etc. This is the place where people cook food to serve others and also to satiate their own hunger. At home, you cook and serve meals to your dear ones and visitors on a regular basis. Similarly, at commercial buildings, the professionals prepare food for sale to their customers or members of their organization. Just like you put more focus on your kitchen settings to make your work easier, the owners of commercial kitchens need to organize their kitchen in a perfect way to pull more customers and gain profit. Since they prepare food for the public, they need to abide by the terms and conditions set by local health departments.

Commercial Kitchen

Commercial Kitchen

Difference between domestic and commercial kitchens:

Domestic kitchens are the ones that are present at home where food is served with care and love and the food is obviously not for sale. They do not need to be highly presentable in looks to please customers. But commercial kitchens are about making a profit by delivering quality food and top rated customer service. In these types of kitchens, the food is prepared specifically for sale. They are capable of accomplishing certain things that are impossible to do at home within such time and with ease. This is because the settings are totally different from the domestic kitchen. They have to be built to a higher standard as compared to the other types of utility areas. Continue reading »

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Evan Javier is an expert writer, blogger with strong passion in writing for various topics such as Business, Health/Fitness, Lifestyle, Home décor, Travel, Automotive and lot more. Follow him at Google+ and Twitter

Apr 072016

Here is a great infographic!

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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!

Apr 042016 our menopausal years, our sex lives have so much from which they can benefit: a strong sense of self, deep relationships, and bodies we actually know how to use! Nip your vaginal dryness in the bud and you’ll really have something to celebrate!

In fact, some say that women’s sexual satisfaction actually tends to increase with age despite the hormonal changes of menopause.


 “As we age, most of us become more aware of what we need in the bedroom and how to get there. We feel more deserving of sexual pleasure and are more willing to ask for what we want from our partners,” says Hilda Hutcherson, M.D. Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center and author of Pleasure: A Woman’s Guide to Getting the Sex You Want, Need and Deserve. “In our 50s we are more likely to focus on our pleasure than in our 20s, when we tend to focus almost exclusively on his experience.”

So if your current sex isn’t the best you’ve ever had, it’s time to do something about it. After all, you do have hormonal changes to contend with.

“Women may first notice sexual changes during the perimenopausal stage, which can begin up to 10 years before your very last period, or menopause. That means that some women will begin to have symptoms of decreasing estrogen in their mid-late 30s or early 40s. The first sexual complaint is often painful sex due to vaginal dryness. Estrogen is needed to keep your vagina moist, plush, and stretchable. When estrogen is low, women may notice vaginal dryness, which can lead to painful sex,” says Dr. Hutcherson. Continue reading »

Garden Shed Insulation: Things to Consider

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Apr 012016

Your kid’s old baby stroller, your wife’s stack of audio cassettes, clothing items you wore on those big days – these definitely deserve a special place in your life, but are they a part of your everyday life? The house eventually gets filled up to the brim and the lack of storage becomes an issue. So, how about some garage or shed storage that could safely keep your precious items?

To make sure the stored objects are protected, the shed has to be properly insulated and secured from all sorts of weather conditions. It is true to say that this project will require some money, time and elbow grease, but it will result in a multipurpose facility that can be used for storage, a gym space, DIY workshop or even plant growing.



If you search for sheds on the internet, the chances are that you will stumble upon some stylish and fancy examples, but the reality is quite different. Most of them are quite likely built years ago and haven’t seen any maintenance work since. With this in mind, your initial task is to take care of the structure and seal tight all the gaps and cracks.

This involves the replacement of window panes, roof reparations and wall fix-ups. When it comes to the former, quality custom double glazed windows are the best available option. They are equipped with a couple of glass layers and an additional air layer for protection. This will efficiently settle the window problems for many years. 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.

Mar 312016

Since the concept of artificial intelligence was first dreamed of, Hollywood has made a tremendous amount of money portraying it in film. Movie-goers are naturally interested in artificial intelligence and like to imagine the worst possible outcomes that could result as artificial intelligence becomes a more common part of our daily life.

Of course, Hollywood has been known to get a few things wrong when it comes to portraying scientific technologies on the big screen. What is really surprising is they actually get a few things right. Here’s a look at what Hollywood gets right and wrong about artificial intelligence.

Mind uploading

One of the most common tropes in artificial intelligence fiction is the concept of mind uploading, or digital immortality. The idea behind mind uploading is that humans can artificially become immortal by uploading human consciousness into a machine or robot of some kind. The most recent Hollywood film to make use of this trope was Chappie. Though the concept has enjoyed a lot of popularity in Hollywood films, Artificial Intelligence experts say that it’s also one of the most inaccurate. Currently, science is nowhere near being able to upload human consciousness into a machine. Though a few theorize it could possibly happen far in the future, the majority in the scientific community believe it’s nothing but science fiction. Continue reading »

Mar 252016

A door is a structure in the building that is used for opening or closing off an entrance. It is made of wood, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), aluminum, glass or iron. The doors are usually attached from both sides or on one side and they swing on hinges. Moreover, the interior side of the front door faces the inside of the house while the exterior side faces the outside of the house. It is very important that the front door must be made of wood, hard timber, steel or aluminum, to resist burglary attempts, thefts and even storms and snowfall. It should also be seen, while installing the doors, that they are rust and termite-free, so that they last long and become a worthy monetary investment.

Front Doors

Front Doors

Types of doors used in the commercial sectors

  • The Electronic opening front doors allows an individual to come in and leave without touching or opening the door. This makes life much easier and convenient.
  • The fingerprint or card-key access front door improves the security of the building, keeps the internal communications confidential, and is ideal for managing the employees. Since these doors can recognize many fingerprints, they are great to be used in large organizations, institutions and schools, where the attendance record needs to be maintained.
  • These types of doors can be seen in the commercial sectors such as business process outsourcing, hospitals, nursing homes, airports etc. Compared to the hand method, the fingerprint or key access front doors are more accurate and cost-effective as they employ more technically advanced ideas to calculate the attendance of the employees. 

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About Melissa Hamler

I am Melissa Hamler, an experienced and professional blogger. I love to write blog on various topics, like: home improvement, furniture, business etc.

Pros And Cons Of Aluminium Pergola And Patio Roofs

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Mar 242016

If you are interested in aluminium pergola and patio roofs for a structure on your property, you might be wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are for making such a choice. While there are certainly a number of disadvantages, there are also plenty of advantages that can mitigate them in many circumstances. We’ve outlined a few of the main ones in the list below.



There are a number of advantages associated with aluminium pergolas and patios, including:

  • Corrosion Resistance. One of the main advantages of aluminium is that it is exceptionally resistant to corrosion. This means that you won’t have to worry about rust and other unsightly damage.
  • Low Maintenance. Another advantage is that it requires very little maintenance in order to keep it in tiptop condition. We know that you would prefer to enjoy your aluminium pergola than look after it.
  • Cool Space Below. As this metal is more reflective than the others on the market, you’ll find that the space below the patio roof is kept relatively cool during the summer (which is incredibly beneficial).
  • Long Lasting. These roofs will generally last around 35 years before needing to be replaced, even in the harsh Australian climate, so you can rest assured that you will get plenty of use out of it.
  • Damage Resistance. These roofs are also able to resist damage caused by hail and falling tree limbs, which are common during storms. The last thing you want is a branch to come crashing through.
  • Fire Resistance. If you live in a bush fire prone area, you’ll find that aluminium is an ideal choice because it doesn’t burn. It will meet all guidelines surrounding appropriate roofing.

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I have experience in writing content on several topics including home improvement, internet and online business, real estate, automotive and much more.

Mar 212016 is for Estrogen (also Ellen).

Is estrogen a friend or a foe?  Are you confused???

No need to be, says Dr. Mache Seibel the author of the new book, The Estrogen Window, The Breakthrough Guide to Being Healthy, Energized, and Hormonally Balanced -Through Perimenopause, Menopause, and Beyond coming out April 12, 2016. Dr. Mache Seibel is a global leader in women’s wellness and menopause. He was a member of the Harvard Medical Faculty for 20 years and currently a Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

I receive hundreds and hundreds of emails from women all over the world (thank you, social media) who are scared to death to take any kind of hormone therapy (HT). Consequently, they are suffering with a myriad of menopausal symptoms such as insomnia, brain fog, hot flashes, emotional ups and downs, depression, migraines, vaginal dryness, weight gain, mood swings, anxiety – just to name a few.

While I love a good hot/sexy romance novel, you can see why I was equally as excited to be asked to read Dr. Seibel’s unedited manuscript.

Most women, are not aware of the latest studies, the different kinds of HT (all HT is not created equal) or the window of opportunity for taking estrogen that quite possibly could help prevent serious medical conditions later in life. Sadly, many women are still basing their healthcare decisions on what Dr. Seibel calls, “estrogen myth-conceptions.”

Before we get into the reasons why we need to understand our “estrogen window.” I want to share a little bit of estrogen history which Dr. Seibel explains in an easy to digest format!  Granted, it’s not sexy or hot, but it is really important background knowledge and will help us all understand why many women are still afraid of HT! Continue reading »

Mar 202016

Guest Author: Marie Nieves

Decorating a room for a teenager can be an extremely difficult task by itself. Designing a small room for a teenager can be even harder. How to fit a big teenage personality into a small teenage room? Teenager’s interests are very diverse, but much more mature than before, so it is important and smart to include them in the process of room designing and decorating. Teens are sensitive, so it is very important to let them know that you respect their taste and opinion.

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We all know that there are ways to make a small room look bigger. One of them is clever combining of colors. Intrusive and vibrant colors make the space visually smaller, and on the other hand, quiet and cold colors give the impression of spaciousness. Cold colors (blue, white, some shades of green, purple) are unobtrusive and therefore should be used for the “room expansion” instead of warm (red, yellow, orange or brown) colors. Parents should have this in mind while guiding their teenagers through the process of choosing the right colors for the room.


Light is important for two reasons. The first one is that teenagers are studying a lot and for that reason they need a lot of natural light. The second reason is the fact that the light can make the room visually bigger. So, when decorating and remodeling a small teenager’s room parents should think about large windows, light curtains, big mirrors and installing various lamps. Continue reading »

Mar 172016

A great infographic sent to me:

Varying degrees of discrimination exist around the world. Whether on a personal or professional level, it can be surprising to realize how strongly established some prejudices are, and how they can affect people in a real world environment. While there are many different laws and established practices designed to help keep such discrimination in check, there are certain cases that go unnoticed. Weight discrimination is one of the biggest problems in the workplace. Because the current federal discrimination laws do not protect obesity, many obese people claim that they suffer discrimination on a regular basis. Obesity is defined according to the BMI scale. According to this scale, a number between 25 and 29 signifies being overweight, a BMI over 30 signifies being obese, and a BMI over 40 signifies extreme obesity. The following infographic, created by Eastern Kentucky University’s online Masters in Safety, Security and Emergency Management, takes a closer look at the issues and prejudices overweight individuals face in the workplace.

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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!

Mar 152016

Today in the modern world nothing runs without electricity. Whatever we use is dependent on electricity. So, electrical repairs play an extremely important role, whose value can only be understood when you get stuck with some faulty electrical appliance. Today, no-one can even think about living without fans, televisions, air conditioners, lights, mobile phones, computers etc., and the truth is that, one way or the other, these things cannot run without the power of electricity. To make all types of electrical repairs, people need a certain level of expertise. The work requires skill as well as expertise because electrical repairs involves a good amount of risk as well. So, it is always wiser to choose a competent and skilled electrical repair service provider for your home or office.

Electrical Repairing Experts

Electrical Repairing Experts

Hire expert electrical repair service providers

It is always advisable to hire reputed electrical repair service providers because they will always have the best and most experienced electricians on their team.

  • Expert and skilled electricians working for these renowned service providers will have the expertise to fix any and every type of electrical issues in their clients’ house or office.
  • The most common electrical issues which people may face are electrical wiring issues, issues with power sockets, Fuse or MCB faults, ceiling fan problems, wall or table fan problems, problems with air conditioning systems, and new installation of all types of electrical appliances.
  • The service providers with great reputations will have the ability to cater to the clients situated in every nook and corner of a particular region. These service providers always offer the best services in a more timely fashion.
  • Their services, most importantly, are very economical.  Nowadays, the services of these companies can be booked by the clients online as well. But those people who do not have the access to computers can also book the services by visiting their offices or on the telephone.

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About evan javier

Evan Javier is an expert writer, blogger with strong passion in writing for various topics such as Business, Health/Fitness, Lifestyle, Home décor, Travel, Automotive and lot more. Follow him at Google+ and Twitter

Mar 132016

Here is another great infographic!

ADU Online RN to BSN Program

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!

Mar 122016

A proper choice of windows can make a world of difference. Although their primary function is to provide natural light and fresh air, there is much more to them than this. If you care about insulation, energy saving and soundproofing, that is, if you wish to make the best of it, use the retrofit process to replace and improve your old windows with double glazed ones. The following will feature all of the benefits this change will provide.


As their name says it, double glazed windows have two panes of glass. This constructional solution proved to be very efficient when it comes to insulation throughout the year. The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science acknowledged these benefits and recommends double glazed windows as an insulation improvement solution for Australian residencies since they are very efficient when it comes both to cooling and heating insulation.


Energy savings

The air seal construction of double glazed windows results in the fact that they greatly reduce the heat during hot summer days and decrease heat loss during winters up to 50% compared to single glazed windows. This will not only significantly benefit your home budget, but also contribute to the protection of the environment. Energy (mis)use is one of the biggest ecological issues nowadays and every improvement is more than needed and welcomed. For this reason, windows in commercial structures should also be retrofitted. 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.

Mar 102016

Here is another great infographic!

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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!

Mar 082016

Theft has always been frowned upon, and quite justly so; but when we’re talking about piracy, opinions are a bit unformed, uncomfortable, or blurred altogether. Illegal as it is, there isn’t much the law can do to stop Internet piracy.  The situation with “cracking” video games is just as out of control.

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The main problem with piracy is that its criminal connotations are shrugged off by its participants. Technically, we know we are breaking the law, but to answer that commercial – Yes, I would download a car if I could. Putting a price on art is morally criminal – so says anybody wishing to enjoy video games for free. Enjoying art is a given right. On the other hand, you have development teams and publishers intent on selling their art as a product, which they have full rights to do. Both sides understand the other’s plight, but neither plans on losing any coin.

Now, if there were laws that dictate penalties, prison sentences for this type of felony, there wouldn’t be enough prisons in the world.

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Anti-piracy laws in the US and Germany have been the most successful in their battle. By enabling Internet providers to monitor Internet usage of their customers, they can easily spot any torrenting activities. US citizens are obliged to delete all torrent software from their computer before they can be plugged back online, and Germany lets you do your thing, but surprises you at the end of the month with a hefty fine in your mailbox. Naturally, this hasn’t deterred the most avid Internet-users. Proxy services come in all shapes, from browser extensions to the mighty TOR project. It is hard to find a free proxy service that works, but plenty of users are willing to go the distance for the sake of private Internet access.

So the gaming industry has started looking for other ways to charge their shadier users. Microsoft is attempting to fight piracy by scanning their brand new Windows 10 OS users’ systems for counterfeit software, disabling it permanently. This, however, hasn’t enjoyed too much success. Continue reading »

About Kate Flannery

Aesthetics hounds and wave enthusiast.