28 February 2011

Welcome to The Age Of New Television Viewing

You may have an old television set, but you don't have to watch tv the old fashion way. Step up into the age of direct TV with alliedsatellitetv.com. Packages start as low as $29.99 (the family package) a month for 12 months with STARZ included free for 3 months. You can upgrade to other packages that include free HD DVR receivers. There's also a premier package that comes with 285 channels including local sports.

Satellite TV offers something for everyone in the family including biographies, children's programming and shopping channels. For the sports fan, there's the NFL Sunday package that offers games that are not restricted or blacked out. You'll never miss your favorite team play a winning game again.

27 February 2011

Hondas in Chicago

Been thinking about getting a new car for awhile and are now ready to make your purchase? A Chicago Honda dealer can help you every step of the way whether you have a vehicle to trade-in or not. It doesn't matter if you're thinking of a new or pre-owned vehicle, you'll received experienced guidance to help you make the best fit financially and personally.

In these difficult economic times, many people are purchasing previously owned Honda Accords and are able to do their initial shopping/browsing online. Besides seeing the car history that includes make, model, year, mileage, color and engine, you can view a video of a particular auto to help make your selection.

You can get your vehicle serviced also whether it's just an oil change or winterizing for the harsh season. There are specials on many of their services including free brake inspections.

25 February 2011

Change That Frown To A Smile

Most people have had issues with acne at some point in their lives. Teenagers and older people are often battling skin breakouts. Once you think it's gone it's back again and you don't know how to deal with again. You can now win the battle against acne in 4 short weeks with 3 simple steps. Cleanse, treat and hydrate done twice daily will give you the healthy skin you want using skin care products from Acne Complex. Cleansing kills 99.9% of surface bacteria, treating helps heal existing blemishes and prevents new ones and hydrating calms redness and irritation without clogging pores.

For the mature (hormonally aging) skin there is the Resurgence line of products. The Renewing Cleansing Cream is a pearlized moisturizing gentle exfoliant that protects the skin's natural moisture barrier. Age-Diffusing Serum inhibits collagen breakdown which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The Age-Balancing Night Cream hydrates and keeps pores clear.

As a bonus, there are Murad Coupon Codes that can be used for additional savings. You can receive discounts and free samples which is a great way to try new products.

24 February 2011

Pit Bulls: Good Dogs? Bad Dogs?

According to Parade, dogs have killed at least 20 Americans so far this year, including a 3 day old infant. In 2 out of 3 attacks, the dogs were pit bulls. In the last 27 years, more than 320 people have been killed by dogs: more than half of them by pit bulls. Dog bite fatalities have increased to more than 30 annually, up from an average of 13 yearly in the 1990's.

Some local governments including those in Maryland, Kansas and Colorado, have enacted "breed specific" legislation banning the possession of pit bulls. Montana, Oregon and Hawaii are considering statewide bans.

Jim Graham, a councilman in Washington, D.C. wants to ban pit bulls from the nation's capital. Graham says "There's something endemic in this breed that prompts violence and cruelty when raised in the wrong hands."

The Humane Society of the U.S. says that the problem lies with irresponsible owners, not their pets. They feel that if pit bulls are banned, reckless people will simply find another breed.

22 February 2011

You Want It To Be Clean And Dry

Do you own pets? Cats? Dogs? Birds? Ferrets? If you do, you've already found out that vacuuming only removes part of the dirt and hair they carry and bring in. What about the odors left in the carpet when the animals are wet and roll around? Carpet cleaning Naples and carpet cleaning Estero can help you get the carpet dirt, mite, flea and odor free.

If you've had a fire or a broken water pipe, the water damage to your residence is devastating. If your house has been flooded, you don't even know how to begin the clean-up process. When you use tstrestoration.com (water damage Cape Coral), on call 24/7, your water removal process will take place right away because the longer water stands, the more damage there is. Not only does the water have to be removed, air movement and dehumidifying have to take place to be sure all traces of moisture are gone.

20 February 2011

Moving? No Problem!

Many people enjoy moving from place to place and many people in the past few years have been forced to move due to economic conditions. I've only moved twice but looked at moving to a new city as a new adventure. Whether the move you're going to make is local or long distance, you want to be sure that you'll be working with the right company. One of the first things you'll want to do is to get moving estimates. At movers.com, you'll be able to get a free estimate.

Not only is it important to get local moving quotes, you'll also be able to purchase lots of packing supplies from their site. Everything from moving boxes, unprinted news wrap, marking pens, labels and tapes is available. You'll also be able to disconnect and reconnect your electricity, home phone, Internet and natural gas from their web site.

Local movers such as movers.com have screened professional movers who meet state and federal compliance standards and have the level of moving insurance required by law. If you're looking for long distance movers, you can get a quote when you get onto movers.com website and get a free moving quote no matter where in the country you're moving to.

18 February 2011

I Know Where I'm Going

Address plaques and address signs with large numbers are great both for business establishments and residential homes. If these are lighted, it's even better at night as I live I the Eastern time zone and in late fall and early winter it gets dark early and stays dark late into the mornings and identifying addresses can be very difficult.

If you're looking for an address plaque, then mailboxandbeyond.com is the web site for you. They carry a large selection of signs and plaques in different sizes and materials and some come with a bonus solar light. Currently, free shipping is offered for a limited time on all house address plaques and signs.

16 February 2011

Eat Healthy The Mediterranean Way

Olive oil, a major part of the Mediterranean Diet is a natural juice that preserves the taste, aroma, and vitamins of the olive fruit. It can be consumed, as-is, freshly pressed. Some olive tress that are hundreds of years old continue to bear fruit.

Once olives have been picked, they need to be processed immediately or the acidic level will climb too high which affects the flavor. Cleaned olives are run through a press that turns them into a paste. The paste is subjected to the malaxation process (slow mixing so that droplets of oil begin to adhere to other droplets). The paste is put under pressure to get the liquid oil along with water from the fruit. Olive oil is separated from the water which is discarded. When bottled, less than 1% acidic levels result in extra virgin olive oil that is rich and intense in flavor. Olive oil with higher acidic level is referred to as virgin.

The beneficial health effects of olive oil are due to the high content of monounsaturated fatty acids and its high content of antioxidative substances. Olive oil offers protection against heart disease by controlling LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels while raising HDL ("good cholesterol").

Extra virgin olive oil, from the first pressing of the olives, contains higher levels of antioxidants particularly vitamin E and phenols, because it is less processed. Olive oil has helpful benefit on ulcers and gastritis. Also, Spanish research suggests that olive oil in a diet may help prevent colon cancer.

95% of the olive trees cultivated world wide are in the Mediterranean region with most of the production coming from Southern Europe, North Africa and the Near East. In 2002, Spain contributed about 45%of the world's production and in 2006, Turkey accounted for 5% of the world's production.

Greece devotes 60% of its cultivated land to olive growing. It's the world's top producer of black olives and has more variety of olives that any other country. It is 3rd in world olive production. About half of the Greek olive oil production is exported yearly with exports mainly going to Europe (Italy in particular). The Republic of South Africa, also a producer of extra virgin olive oil, is seeing an increase in demand for their product.

Used Is GREAT!

Now is the time to get the car you've always wanted especially if your family is ashamed to drive with you because your vehicle is an embarrassment! Your children don't want their friends to see them in the car so they hide on the back floor. Well, if that's the case, now is a great time to look at Tampa used cars.

You might not want to spend a lot of the money or are not able to afford a new car, but they have many pre-owned Chrysler Sebring used car specials. You can select a the car you want by year, mileage, the features you want it to have and more. Worried about the history of the vehicle? Get a Carfax report to put your mind at ease. You can check the inventory without leaving the comfort of your own home by logging onto their website and looking at vehicles including the Ford Explorer or used trucks.

15 February 2011

The Age Of Technology

I've finally moved up in the age of technology and recently purchased a laptop! I didn't even think about having something to carry it in as I'm still used to having a computer on a desk.

When I started searching for a laptop bag, I was amazed at the selection that's out there and the wide price ranges there are. There's all kinds of styles, types and colors to choose from. Some of them have fabulous designs to suit different personalities and there's a great selection of accessories too! Bags can be customized if you can't find what you're looking for. Backpacks are also an option and have a very stylish look.

13 February 2011

Lockers! Lockers! Lockers!

Remember the old metal school or gym lockers for kids that were rusted and bent our of shape and were easy to get cut on? Today, there's a whole new line of lockers that offer eye appeal and safety.

Available in different styles, sizes, finishes and materials, they can be used for all sorts of things other than hanging clothes. Now childrens lockers can double as storage units with interchangeable accessories such as plastic trays to hold paper and art supplies. They're also available in locker/cubbie combinations that can hold children's back packs/book bags and clothes while keeping their messy shoes and boots separate. Kids lockers can also be equipped with sliding doors and dry erase boards. If you're looking something to take up little space but hold lots, why not try a revolving five section coat locker?

12 February 2011

Have More Fun Raise More Money

Tired of the typical fundraising dinner or birthday party? Don't have much imagination or creativity when planning an event? Want to do Internet conferencing but aren't sure how to go about setting it up?

That's when you should turn to eventish.com for advice and help planning something that will top anything you imagined! They're an online event planning company who'll help you plan event marketing as well. They can even help plan a dream wedding. Working with their creative professionals through every step of an event will leave a favorable impression with everyone involved! Make your corporate or individual function memorable.

11 February 2011

Is A Reverse Mortgage The Best Option?

In retirement you should be able to do all the things that you envisioned while you were working. But for many people this is not happening. No one could have projected the state of the economy for the last few years which probably resulted in much smaller income in "your golden years". Seniors will not be getting an increase in their Social Security benefits in 2010. For the last several decades an increase of 2-3% occurred the first of every benefit year. The Federal Government bases the increase on the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) but says there was none this year so benefits will not increase. This will result in more senior credit card debt as has been see in the last several years. An expected increase in reverse mortgages is also anticipated.

A reverse mortgage is a loan against a house's value that is repaid when the borrower dies or sells the property. The number of reverse mortgages issued to seniors in the past three years is more than the total issued from 1990 through 2006.

Consumer advocates have said that this type of mortgage should be used as a last resort because of the high fees incurred. The National Consumer Law Center says often aggressive tactics are used when this option is presented to seniors. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Development, there are many "unscrupulous loan officers, mortgage companies and loan counselors" defrauding Americans. Some are selling loans that seem to be HUD-insured reverse mortgages but are not. A home equity line of credit is recommended before taking a reverse mortgage.

source: Parade

10 February 2011

Cleaner Than Clean

Is your carpet clean enough for your baby to take a nap on without worrying about unseen dirt, stains and odors? Even if you vacuum it daily or several times a day, there's lots of "gunk" still living in the carpet fibers.

If you're looking for carpet cleaning Marble Falls or carpet cleaning Bear Creek, then you'll get your carpet "cleaner than clean." Vacuuming only picks up some of the dirt, dust, pet hair and dust mites. Even though it looks clean, it's not. Does Fido the dog or Frisky the cat like to lay on the carpet and maybe roll around pressing their fur (and maybe fleas and outside dirt) deep into the carpet? Are there spots and stains that you've tried to remove and think are gone?

Carpet cleaning Pflugerville and other cities pays attention to what's left in your carpet with spot pre-testing and removal, carpet grooming and protectors and more including odor neutralizing. A really clean carpet can trap in odors. Have you ever been in a house that smells like every meal the family's eaten in the last week? Very easy to fix that problem with a professional carpet steam cleaning company.

Sad Statistics

Sadly, statistics state that 50% of marriages in the United States will end in divorce. It's always tragic when this happens but if you live in Austin or the surrounding area and are looking for an Austin divorce attorney, then the evansfamilylawgroup.com is the firm that can guide you every step of the way. You want to be treated fairly when it comes to dividing property, settling debts, resolving issues of child custody and financial support so it's important that you work with an attorney who is not only compassionate and caring but has the legal knowledge and background to protect your interests..

The most difficult thing someone has to do is make the decision on whether to get a divorce or "stick it out for the sake of the children". If you do decide that you want an Austin divorce lawyer, you can get an "agreed divorce" in 71 days. You'll get help with custody issues, grandparents' rights, child support and more. A free consultation and playment plans are available with this divorce attorney Austin firm.

Splish Splash

Oh, Yes! The sound of the little ones having fun in the pool! If you're lucky enough to either have a backyard pool or are close to an indoor one, you know the fun that the whole family can have.

If you own your own pool, you know that supplies like chemicals are often expensive. Pool liners and pool covers can also cost a small fortune if you don't shop around for the best prices for your pool supplies. Whether you have an above-ground or in-ground pool, you'll find what you need at pcpools.com. Thinking of sprucing up your pool with slides, diving boards and more? Then look no further. You've found the place for "one stop shopping"!

09 February 2011

They're Only Doing Their job

Recently police harassment in Orlando, Florida has escalated. During a traffic stop, the driver said he was harassed and that "weed" was planted in his car by one of the two police officers involved in the stop. After the driver was stopped, he was asked to present the normal items: driver's license, registration and proof of insurance which he did. He was asked to roll down his car windows so a flashlight search could be done as was asked if he had weapons or drugs. Complaining that he had to be at work in 5 minutes (9:00 P.M.), he agreed to a search of his car. When he stepped out of the vehicle, he was handcuffed.

A plastic bag of "weed" was found in his back seat. He denied ownership of it over 20 times and said the "cops" had planted it. The car was owned by the driver's mother. He had a large amount of money in his wallet ($812.00) which he said was rent money but he said the officers accused him of having it as drug money. The story goes on, but in the end, the driver is removed from handcuffs and returned to his car. The driver felt he was harassed and wants to have the "2 corrupt" officers fired and "punished to the full extent of the law". He called them "messed up" and "unprofessional".

08 February 2011

Cardio "Mini Blasts" Help With Fat Loss

Losing weight, or more specifically, losing body-fat is the holy grail of fitness goals. Everybody wants to lose a few extra pounds and there are no ends to the methods that people will use to do it. Everything from fad diets to extreme workout routines are regularly touted as the best ways to lose body-fat. You don’t have to resign to a life of eating nothing but cabbage soup for 90 days or working out four hours a day if you want to up your weight loss results. In fact, you can take your weight loss to healthy new heights by taking a sneaky, mini-cardio session approach.

What Are Mini-Cardio Sessions?

When you think about cardio, your mind probably starts picturing long, torturous sessions on the treadmill or sacrificing all of your spare time jogging. With the mini-cardio approach you don’t have to spend long hours doing cardio work, you can just add a few short, high-intensity cardio sessions in your spare time to drastically increase your fat loss results. It’s easier than you think and you won’t have to spend a lot of extra time doing cardio.

How to Integrate Mini-Sessions into Your Routine

To start using mini-cardio sessions here is a good starter approach. Pick two days a week where you will wake up 30 minutes earlier than usual. I know that extra sack time is precious and no one wants to give any up, but to get increased weight loss you have to get serious. On these two days you are going to simply do 20 minutes of fairly intense cardio. You can choose the activity, but follow this plan:

• Spend five minutes warming up at 50% of your maximum exertion
• At minute six up the intensity to 60% for one minute
• At minute seven up the intensity to 70% for one minute
• Continue up to 90% for the next two rounds
• For the tenth minute drop down to your warm-up pace
• Repeat the cycle again
• Spend the last 5 minutes at your warm-up pace for a cool down

That’s all you have to do. You just spend 20 minutes of escalating intensity cardio. For two weeks do this on two separate mornings. On week three pick two, alternate evenings and do the same routine. You can do this with any kind of cardio exercise, from running to biking and get the same great, fat-burning effect. Do this for a month or two and you’ll see some great weight loss.

***Check with a medical professional before starting any weight loss/diet program***

Cut Those Cards!!!

If you're one of the millions who use one credit card to pay off another and transfer balances from one card to another, then you're in serious need of credit repair. Whether it's removing late payments or judgements from your credit history, there is hope. Sometimes, the negative items in your credit history are incorrect and you are not even aware of the inaccuracies. When you find out about them, how do you go about removing them?

You'll need the best credit repair service that actually delivers. Many companies promise fantastic results and tell you that you don't have to do anything but sit back and wait as they repair your credit. That's the last thing you should be doing: sitting back. You still need to work on credit repair so that you'll get it resolved faster. All companies charge for their services but some charge very high fees; check for a company that will do the job at a realistic price.

A Record Of Success

If you need Austin commercial litigation, you'll find that The Butler Firm is the company of choice. Located in Austin, Texas, they represent companies with business disputes in many fields including construction, banking, media and retail. Their expertise covers areas from business fraud to trade secret infringement.

With the experience and expertise of talented lawyers, they provide excellent consul and representation in business litigation Austin in the area of bankruptcy as well. Whether it's corporate re-structuring or Chapter 11 re-organization, they reach favorable solutions for their clients.

Rather than look on the Internet or in the yellow pages for a business lawyer Austin, choose a firm with a proven track record that never takes on more clients that it can handle well in a timely way. It's growth is based on it's successful legal track record.

05 February 2011

Medicare Supplements Are Necessary

Several months before I started receiving Medicare, I researched many insurance providers to see what their medicare supplement insurance offered and covered. This additional insurance is needed to supplement Medicare insurance as that alone does not cover all health situations. Additional insurance is needed to fill this gap and help pay what is not covered.

There are many providers that offer medicare supplement insurance plans including Mutual of Omaha, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Genworth Financial and United Health Care. Premiums for medicare supplements are based on what you want to have covered and how much you want to pay "out of pocket". One of the biggest concerns is prescription coverage as many seniors need prescriptions that are not available in generic form.

04 February 2011

Looking For Something A Little Different?

One of the first major efforts to preserve historic houses was undertaken in 1858 with the restoration of Mt. Vernon, home of President George Washington. It was felt that the preservation of his home was vital so that future generations could see a house that played an important part in history through the events that took place there and learn about the people who lived there. A plaque was placed there and as with most home restorations the plaque was paid for by private funds.

New Orleans is famous for it's sightseeing especially around the French Quarter and Jackson Square and everything is well marked. A city known for it's "visitor friendly" atmosphere has excellent street signs and building plaques help people see places and things they might not have noticed otherwise. Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has been re-building to get back to the historical venue it once was.

A very unusual historic house is "The Narrowest House" located in Greenwich Village. There's no address marker as it's only 10' wide and was built in 1873. It's official address is 75 1/2 Bedford Street (located between #'s 75 and 77). It was the residence of several famous people including Margaret Mead and poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Throughout it's many renovations, it still remains at 1500 square feet with 3 floors and a basement combined. The last time the house was for sale was at a price of $2.7 million. Another famous house is the Vanderbilt Marble House that was built by William Vanderbilt and given as a birthday gift to his wife. It has 500,000 cubic feet of white marble. Seven years after the house was built, they divorced.

Mostly Bills And Junk Mail

Very seldom do you receive fun mail like birthday cards and Christmas cards but the bills and junk mail keep coming regardless of the type of mailbox you have, so you might as well have one that reflects your style and taste. If you like the unusual, then I've found the site where your personal preferences in modern mailboxes can go wild. Whether you're looking for residential or commercial you'll have a huge inventory to choose from.

Knobloch mailboxes gives you product information for whatever type of mail box you're looking for. Selections include modern wall mailboxes in a variety of colors. Various sizes and prices offer many options for you to select from. You get low price protection both before and after your purchase. Free shipping is always available with order tracking.

03 February 2011

Every Vehicle Has Value In The Fight Against Cancer

Has anyone in your family ever received a diagnosis of cancer, a leading killer in this country? How frightening would that be? Your life and that of your family would be turned upside down. If you've never been affected by it,it's easy not to think about cancer until you see an ad on television or receive something in the mail. Financial donations to the fight are an option but there's an easy way to further cancer research. No matter what kind of car you have, a car donation is valuable in the fight against cancer and each vehicle is valuable to the program.

The donate car cancer program helps fund cancer research, education, advocacy and and also supports many services. Vehicles are sold and the proceeds are used throughout the community and nationally to help cancer patients. When I donate my car to this program which is a non-profit organization, I'll receive an IRS tax deduction by receiving a receipt showing that the car has been donated to the Cars Fighting Cancer program. Vehicles don't have to be in running condition and will be towed at no expense to the owner if necessary. The web site is user friendly and answers any questions you might have about the program. Donations can be made in the memory of a loved on. You can also select a free gift ($30 Visa card or Apple iPod Shuffle) or decline a gift and have those funds used for additional help in fighting cancer. Log on the web site today and start the process of donating your vehicle or call 1-888-950-CURE (2873). You can make a major contribution to the fight against cancer without leaving the comfort of your home!

02 February 2011

A Tisket A Tasket A Pretty Picnic Basket

If you own a business and like to have company picnics and get-togethers, then mbscaterserve.com is the business for you. The help coordinate your even whether it's family or high school reunion or a church or corporate picnic. They know the best locations to hold an event and have food packages to fit any size group.

Picnic catering NJ can hold an event on your corporate property or one of their venues in southern, central or northern Jersey. These areas can hold hundreds of guests and some have miniature golf courses and softball batting cages. Looking for something with a swimming pool? That's also an option as well as horseshoe pits and volley ball courts. Picnic catering NY offers the same options along with privacy and shade as well as a large variety of activities.

Trade In Trade Up

Now is the time to get the car you've always wanted: the Toyota 2011 Scion! Tired of car salesmen who give you one price for a car with the final cost nowhere close to the $$ amount they started out with? With this vehicle, there won't be any hidden costs as they have a bar code "pure price" that shows the price you'll pay.

Click onto the Scion web site to find out the Scion iQ release date and get updates on it's release. You'll be able to find a local dealer and also build your own Scion! First you select the vehicle you want from three choices and then the transmission (manual/automatic) and enter your zip code. After that, you have many choices of color, exterior, interior, sound and more. Build the dream car you've always wanted as a price you can afford.

01 February 2011

Use Your Blog To Make Money And Have Fun!

Are you a blogger who enjoys writing your posts? Are you looking for ways to generate income and get more traffic to your site? Blogging for money is one way to do both at the same time. With yousaytoo.com you'll be able to participate in all their programs and make money from your blogging. At their online web site, you'll be able to add your blog which in turn will help increase your traffic and you'll be able to earn money from ads placed on your site. You can also earn money from AdSense and Amazon at the same time.

At the yousaytoo.com website, you can also play games including Age of War, a strategy game where you try to destroy your opponent before you are destroyed. Looking for a more intense game? Why not try Boxhead 2 where you need to defeat the zombies? You'll find lots of other interesting things to see and do at their website and you can communicate with others at the same time.

Home Workout? Gym Workout? Which Is Better?

If you are ready to start taking your fitness goals seriously and get in shape, you might be thinking about joining a local gym or fitness center. These places can be a great help in your quest for improved fitness, but they can end up costing quite a bit. If you want to gain some muscle and lose some weight, without all that weight coming from your wallet, you can start a home fitness workout plan. You don’t need all the fancy equipment and personal instructors to get in shape; you just need a little bit of imagination and motivation to get started.

Body-Weight Exercises for Muscle Gains

You don’t have to use the latest, greatest chest building machine or throw up hundreds of pound on the bench to get some real gains in strength and muscle mass. In fact, you can get some awesome strength gains by simply doing some body-weight exercises. Add some push-ups, dips and pull-ups to your home workout routine and you’ll be getting all the benefits you would get from a gym, without paying a monthly fee. If you want to do some standard weight work too, you can pick up some cheap, used dumbbells from local garage sales or at sports resellers. You don’t need tons of weight to get stronger, just use some basic body-weight exercises and a few sets of dumbbell curls or presses.

Home Cardio Options

You’ll need a plan to get in some great cardio work for your workouts too. You don’t have to rely on a treadmill or stationery bike to get some quality aerobic work. Try getting out and running around your neighborhood or at a local park. There’s nothing like getting out and seeing some sights while you do your cardio to keep things interesting. If you don’t have a good area to run in your neighborhood, you can do some great cardio at home. Get a jump rope and start doing 3-minute rounds followed by a 1-minute rest. If you do that cycle 10 times, you’ll have done 40 minutes of hard-core cardio and will see some great fat loss as a result.

After a few months of doing a home workout routine based on these tips, people will start asking you about what gym you’ve been working out at. You can simply smile and tell them that you don’t really do the “gym thing.” You’ll be getting in great shape and saving money at the same time. What’s better than that combination?

***Check with a medical professional before starting any exercise program***