29 March 2011

Sick Or Healthy? Your Choice

Technology is advancing rapidly almost on a daily basis and this leaves computers more susceptible to spam, hacking and more. Some computers get very infected and can't recover. Their replacement can be a major expense.

With security software from BitDefender, you can stop any problems before they start. 3PC's can get coverage against viruses and more for as low as $79.95 a year. It's easier to protect a computer than to try and rid it of a virus or malware. Files are automatically backed up and advance warning is given if a website looks risky. Two-way firewalls monitor connections and prevent unauthorized users. Files that are not needed are automatically needed which helps increase computer speed. Spam and unwanted emails and attachments are also eliminated.

27 March 2011

Make Your Special Day Extra Special

The day that every little girl has waited for: her wedding day. You want everything to be perfect from the wedding invitations, the ceremony, the reception and more. Toledo wedding florists can help make this happen. Hafner Florists, in business for over 18 years, work within the bride's budget and even have bridal items that can be rented. They can dry and preserve the wedding flowers too.

Wedding flowers Toledo know the current fashions for weddings and can use feathers and plumes and rhinestones to make a wedding even more memorable. The will also include mementos in the bridal bouquet. Many bridal couples are having eco-friendly weddings by using recyclable containers and glass. Wedding florists in Toledo have the fashionable colors for the 2011 bridal season that include red, burgundy and aqua.

Calves/Lower Leg Exercises

One common complaint from people serious about their physiques is calf development – or lack thereof. It seems like you can try just about any thing and every thing to make your calf muscles respond, but these lower leg muscles just don't develop.

It's frustrating to have all the pieces in place, except for one. If your quadriceps are large and in good shape, but you have pencil-thin calves, it can be embarrassing. Well, you can whip those calves into shape; it's just going to take a little bit of creative work and determination. Here are a few exercises to help you get your calf muscles in shape.

Standard Toe Raises. This is the classic calf exercise. You put weights on your shoulder, like you were going to do a squat, but you simply push up and raise your heels high, getting up onto the balls of your feet. The problem that many people have is they use weights that are too light for this exercise. Try using 50% or your squat max in the calf raise and see how many repetitions you can do. If you can do more than ten, take the weight up to 60%. Keep doing this until you get to a weight that only allows you to do four to six clean repetitions. Keep blasting away at that weight range until you can get up to 10 reps, and then add more weight.

Triple-Box Jumps. This is a plyometric exercise that will leave your calf muscles screaming for mercy. Hop off of an 18 inch high box or bench into a full squat, then jump as high as you can. Don't stop there though, for a full repetition, do three quick, explosive toe jumps, using only your calf muscles. Then climb back on the box and do it again. If you can get through this for five cycles, add two more toe jumps and start over again.

To get your calf muscles to grow, try new things. Change weights used, repetitions done and exercise order every four to six weeks to keep these muscles confused and growing at a rapid pace.

***check with a medical professional before starting any diet/exercise program***

26 March 2011

A Mailbox Of Any Size

If you need commercial mailboxes or cluster mailboxes then justcommercialmailboxes.com is the website to visit. Horizontal, vertical and free standing are among the many styles offered. Need replacement parts and accessories for the mailboxes you already have. Check their huge inventory and be surprised by the low prices. The mailboxes are USPS (United States Postal Service) approved.

Not only do the sell apartment mailboxes and CBU mailboxes, they also carry a line of accessories and replacement parts. They also offer safes and "key keepers", along with bicycle racks, backless and high back benches, litter receptacles and planters. Many products are currently on sale and can be ordered online any time. If you'd rather talk with someone, there's a toll free number that offers friendly customer service.

25 March 2011

Help Your Company's Bottom Line

The bottom line of any business budget has always been top priority if the company is going to survive. However, in the last few years with a suffering economy, it's now more important than ever that there are checks and balances especially where tangible products are concerned. That's where product fulfillment comes in.

What is fulfillment? It's using the services of a third party business for warehousing and pick & pack. The monitoring services offered by AMS Fulfillment help in many aspects of a business including monitoring of operating coasts and protection of the warehouse products(s). Companies can warehouse as few or as many thousands of products as they need to. Order fulfillment means that orders/inventory can be processed through AMS' system on a timely basis to meet a client's need. Special orders and priorities are never a problem either.

23 March 2011

Look Fabulous Not Funny

NO! Glasses don't have to make you look funny or awful! I've worn glasses since the 5th grade and the "hot" style at that time was the cat's-eye glasses (I know: I'm giving away my age with that statement). Looking back on them now, I can't believe we thought we looked fantastic.

Today, glasses fit the personality and fashion trends. I'm always looking for fashionable frames at affordable prices but I can honestly say, that without optical insurance, most of the frames aren't within my price range. An option that's open to me is to buy a complete pair of prescription eyeglasses on line through Zenni Optical. They offer an extensive selection of top-quality frames made from different materials and with many choices of lenses and tints at very affordable prices. Here you get your money's worth with frames starting at $6.95 and quality is not sacrificed. Featured on ABC TV again for their service and quality, this optical company not only has a national customer base, they also have international customers due to the many options that are offered when purchasing a pair of glasses. Looking for anti-scratch protection? UV protection? A lightweight lens? Bifocal or progressive? Stop looking. Your search stops here!!!

Yummy! Good!

Tiger Chef, in business for 3o years, has solutions for any bakery need. Not only does a company have to make tasty, eye catching cakes, pastries and other goodies, they also need a way to keep the finished product safe and sanitary. Bakery display cases are the perfect way to do this. Not only does a customer get to see the goods, but the display cases keeps them from inadvertently reaching out to touch something that looks especially tempting. My mother-in- law started making wedding cakes in her home and protecting and keeping the cakes sanitary was always a problem until her business grew large enough for her to branch out and get a small store. Whether a business needs small counter top displays, sneeze guards, dome/display covers, larger curved display cases, refrigerated cases and more, there's a product available to meet their needs. Some cases are as long as 73" long and come in various heights. Many are on sale with savings of 25% to 50% or more.

Need restaurant supplies? Tiger Chef meets all needs from microwaves to ovens, fryers and grills, to pasta makers and panini grills and more. Smaller restaurants can benefit from the many counter-top supplies that are available if there's not a lot of floor space. Coffee equipment, condiment holders, warmers, beverage dispensers and more can help utilize a small space to it's fullest. Grills and griddles are great space savers also. Food prep equipment is available and includes mixers, slicers, scales, timers and more.

22 March 2011

Tod Seisser: A Man On The Move

GROK? Surely: a strange name for a company! But it's a company that's growing by leaps and bounds with Tod Seisser active in it's growth. As a founding partner, Tod and his team oversee every step of a project. With his extensive background as an art director and designer, he has been involved in campaigns for Johnson & Johnson, Kodak, General Mills and other top businesses. A past teacher and lecturer in the Arts, Mr. Seisser is currently active in the Partnership For A Drug Free America.

Jaguar, General Motors and Wild Turkey have also benefited from Grok campaigns. Written about in the New York Times, Supermarket News and other major publications, Grok is a force to be taken seriously. Located in New York City, they work with budgets of any size, monitoring campaigns to be sure they're effective. Using many forms of media, they get a company's message out while doing all the work in-house!

Controversy About Medical Marijuana Clinics

Noboby wants the clinics that dispense medial marijuana in their neighborhood but the number of legimitate clinics are growing weekly and more and more marijuana is not being imported; it's grown right here in the United States. Recently police hacked down billions of $$$ of marijuana plants in the country's top pot-growing states to cut down a bumper crop that was being cultivated. California, the nation's top marijuana growing state, saw a major increase in the amount grown in 2009. The number of plants destroyed in California has increased over the last 3 years. Growers in a three-state area of central Appalachia have also reversed the decline in the cultivation of "pot" over the last two years. More than 600,000 marijuana plants were destroyed in the summer of 2009 in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. Many of the plants are grown in remote regions high up in the mountains.

The combined street value of plants chopped down in the first 8 months of 2009 was around $12 billion. The demand for domestically grown marijuana is the highest that it's ever been. Part of this is due to the border patrols that make it harder to get marijuana in from Mexico. It has been noted also, that the demand seems to be increasing with the unemployment rate. Growth of plants was slowed down for several years but the number of growers has increased with the economic downturn,

The use of marijuana for medical purposes is always being asked: "Should marijuana be legal?" This topic is a very hot one and there is usually a very strong response either por or con The medical use of marijuana has been a hot topic for the past decade. Doctors in a few states can approve the medical use of marijuana for treatment of chronic/debilitating medical conditions such as: cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, Crohn's Disease, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, severe nausea ( especially as a result of chemotherapy) and seizures.

Marijuana, the most commonly used illegal drug in the US is taken from the leaves and flowering tops of the Cannabis plant. It first became popular in the United States in the 1920's and can also come in a concentrated, resinous form called hashish and a sticky black liquid called hash oil. The average potency has increased over the past 20 years.

Marijuana can be smoked/used in many ways including bring rolled into joints (marijuana cigarettes), blunts (marijuana rolled into the leaf wrap of a hallowed-out cigar) or used in a vaporizer. One of the dangers of smoking marijuana is the possibility that it has been laced with other, more dangerous substances such as crack, cocaine, PCP or even embalming fluid. With unregulated drugs such as marijuana, the user has no way of knowing what has been added.

source: The Associated Press

A Tragedy For 100 Dogs

I'm a cat person even though I had two dogs when my children were growing up. I can enjoy other people's dogs but I'm glad I'm not the one who has to walk them or clean up after them but I was saddened and angry about a story I read concerning 100 dogs.

These dogs were used by a Canadian company that offers outdoor dog sled rides. This company along with many others was hit by the economic down turn of the past few years and chose a very despicable way to help their financial bottom line. After the Olympics, many of the company's dogs were killed! The owner of the company is now trying to explain his way out of this alleged cruelty.

Safety For The Entire Family

It's important that everyone in your family is safe when they're in your car. If you live in Florida, a great place to look for a vehicle is to look at used cars in Miami. You might want to purchase a pre-owned Toyota Corolla. Check out the ones that are offered by comparing age of the vehicles, mileage, transmission (manual or automatic), color of the interior and exterior and more. The vehicles are all checked for safety and condition prior to being offered for sale.

Looking to check out a huge selection of pre-owned vehicles? With a car inventory that is added to daily, you can search for cars by category (trucks,SUV's and more) to really narrow your search down to the specific type of vehicle you want. All your research can be done from the comfort of your home.

You Have To Get Your Business Out There

Do potential customers get dazed trying to find a company or business that they're searching for? Do they even know you exist? If your advertising isn't hitting the mark, then you're just wasting your money. In the past, people looked mainly in the yellow pages of their phone book. Now, they usually search on the Internet. What separates one business from another in their web search? A top-notch web design that catches their eye. Graphics play a major part in an ad as that's what usually catches a person's eye first. Colorful, direct, to the point and informative is what makes one business stand out from the rest of the pack.

Advertising and marketing have seen dramatic changes in the last few years due to the growth of the Internet and your business has to keep pace with the times. That's where ThatAdvertisingCompany.com comes into play. Their use of digital advertising keeps your business contemporary. A business needs an advertising agency that uses marketing for today and tomorrow. Their professionals track the success of a campaign so that advertising dollars are used to their best advantage. Their 3m (mixed media marketing) has proved successful using print, radio and television marketing. The Internet and a successful advertising/marketing campaign often decides whether a business stays open or closes it's doors.

21 March 2011

A Great Hotel In Victoria BC

I love to travel. I'm fortunate that I've been able to go to several countries in Europe and Africa and there's still quite a few places that I want to see. Canada and the beauty of the various provinces are on my travel agenda for the near future.

One of the places I'd like to visit is Victoria (British Columbia). Lodging is always of primary importance during a vacation and The Best Western Plus Inner Harbour Victoria Hotel is the perfect hotel in Victoria BC. Suites, studios and penthouses (all non-smoking) offer wonderful views and are within walking distance of major tourist attractions (Fisherman's Wharf, museums and more).

Looking For An ICBC Lawyer Vancouver?

Sadly, most people need a lawyer at some point in their lives. But who do you call when you've had an accident? Do you look through the yellow pages of the phone book, search on the Internet or ask a friend or relative to recommend someone they've used?

They're called accidents for a reason. No one knows when they'll be involved in some type of accident whether it's a "slip and fall", car or motorcycle accident or some other type of personal injury. That's the time to contact an ICBC lawyer Vancouver to help. With over 35 years of experience, the Tell Del firm will help every step of the way in the litigation process.

16 March 2011

Looking For A Good Game Of Hoops?

Yup!!!Time to get yourself out of the house and to a great game. Thinking about getting Boston Celtics tickets or Los Angeles Lakers tickets? The Celtics, a championship team many times over brings lots of excitement to the game. The Lakers draw lots of celebrities to their sidelines so you never know who you could rub shoulders with.

Hoping to snag a couple of Houston Rockets tickets? Winning only a few games in their first season, they're now a team to be taken very seriously. With a busy schedule in the next few weeks., tickets will probably be a sell-out.

Chicago Bulls tickets and Dallas Mavericks tickets are also available. The Bulls were a slow-starting team and had fabulous winning seasons in the early '90's. The Mavericks saw a re-design of their team in the late '90's which proved to be very beneficial to their play.

15 March 2011

Secure Laptop Storage

In this age of technology, most people and all businesses depend on computers and secure laptop storage should not be a problem. With elaptopcarts.com you can get the protection you need when computers are stored. Affordable and made from the best materials, there's a low price guarantee.

Laptop carts are a portable solution and the ability to close them helps keep dust and dander out. A laptop cart is available for "notebooks" as well. It's easy to get a free quote so you'll be able to see how the carts fit into your budget. Some accessories are also available.

13 March 2011

Vintage Hood Ornaments

The Vicking (top left) is from a 1960 Rover 100. The full sized winged lady (lower left) is from a 1929 Graham and the two-toned Indian head (top center) is from a 1962 Pontiac.

12 March 2011

How I Recycle

Thanks to Aurelio Delacruz

Several years ago I watched an episode of “Oprah” and she was focusing on plastic bags. The show told viewers how bags stay in the ocean and build up in our natural resources. It definitely inspired me to switch to green bags and to start recycling my old paper and plastic containers.

I am happy to keep the bags out of the oceans and landfills. However I have discovered how much I love my green bags and now I get so angry when I forget to bring them into the store with me. They are so convenient and can put so much more into them. I am able to bring all of my groceries into the house with only one or two loads instead of taking four or five.

The neighborhood where I live focuses on green living. Our home was built to be energy efficient and we have a recycling truck that comes to pick up our plastic and paper products. Our area has made recycling much easier. I feel better because I'm helping to contribute to the health of our planet and I expect to see home energy savings through new green technologies. Our heating bill is much lower in our new home than it was in our old one and my new washing machine is saving us money on our water bill with the help of JUSTENERGY rates .

07 March 2011

The Car Of My Dreams

One of the things on my "wish list" is a Land Rover! I like everything about it: the look and style, the comfort and the great engine. They're a tough vehicle and take well to on-road and off-road driving. It's rugged in what it can do, but still offers the riding comfort of of a car.

Maybe a BMW M3 is your preference for a great ride. It has lots of electronic controls and is available as a sedan, coupe or convertible. The V-8 engine and dual-clutch transmission make it a driver's dream.

Have you ever thought about looking into the GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid or the Mazda Mazda2 Touring car? You'll win with either car for looks, performance and engine.

Wind Turbines: Energy Of The Future?

Is climate change affecting wind turbines as a source of power? Wind, a power source of the green energy movement, seems to be dying down across the United States. and the cause may be global warming.

Sandra Pryor, an atmospheric scientist at Indiana University says there's been a jump in the number of low or no wind days in the Midwest and wind measurements show wind speeds falling along/east of the Mississippi River. Texas and parts of the Northern Plains don' t show as much slowing. Northern Maine, western Montana, Michigan and Georgia show some of the biggest drops in wind speed.

One of the things Pryor said that can slow wind speeds are changing conditions such as growing trees or buildings being erected near the wind gauges. These can skew data. Several other experts agree that there are signs of decreasing wind speeds and that global warming is probably the cause.

Go Global

As a business, you need to get as much of the market as you can especially in this recovering economy and one way to do this is by going global. If you haven't already expanded you business into foreign outlets, now is the time to get started. But, how will you interact with countries that use a different language? You can use the services of a translation company to bridge this gap.

Übersetzungsbüro means translation company in German and translia.com is the company that can help you translate 24/7. To get a quote, upload the files that you want translated and get a free quote. Your files will be translated in the same format as written so nothing will be lost, as they say, in the translation. With three levels of translation services, you'll find on that fits into your budget with quick turn around time.

06 March 2011

Spruce Up Your Mailbox

With spring just around the corner, many people are thinking about sprucing up outside their house and one way to get a great change is with classic mailboxes. Get the unusual and stand out from the rest of your neighbors.

Gaines mailboxes offer a great selection including wall and post mount mailboxes and address plaques. Your order ships within 24 hours, always with free shipping and sale prices on the entire inventory. Keystone mailboxes are for those who want to spend a little more to get the unusual. With polished brass, antique bronze or satin nickle accents, you'll be very pleased with your purchase. Green? White? Charcoal? Almond? There's a color to match everyone's decor.

04 March 2011

Are Late Night Workouts Effective?

The night is young, and yet you feel that you have some energy that you just have to let out. Problem is, your gym is already closed and you cannot make too much noise as most people are already asleep. Here are some late night workouts that you can do to help you release all that pent up energy and tone your body as well.

Lunges – these are great for core training. The added pressure of not creating too much noise will force you to perform the lunges slowly. This will increase the effort required in each execution, which in turn challenge your sense of balance and coordination. Start the lunges by stepping one leg forward by two feet. Lower your body by bending the other leg perpendicularly at the knees. Both your knees should be bent at the end of the execution. Exhale as you push yourself back to starting position. Keep in mind to maintain a straight back throughout the exercise.

Squats – these exercises are perfect for training the glutes and hamstrings. Stand up with your stomach pushed in and your feet spread as wide as your hips. Tighten your core muscles as you inhale and lower yourself by bending at the knees. Stop when your knees are perpendicular to the floor. Exhale as you go back to starting position. Same as with lunges, doing these exercises slowly will help increase the intensity of the training and challenge your balance.

Push-ups – this is a very easy routine to do, but can work a wide range of muscles in the body including the pectorals, abdominals, and other shoulder muscles. Lie face down on the floor and place your arms slightly wider than shoulder’s length, with your hands on the floor beside your face. Exhale as you push yourself up until your arms are stretched out but not locked. Inhale as you go back to starting position, making sure you have a 2-inch clearance off the floor.

These exercises are very simple, yet the concentration and time required doing a quiet, careful execution would be enough to get those muscles pumped and eliminate all that nervous energy.

***check with a medical professional before starting any diet/exercise program***

Fun! Fun! Fun In The Sun

Wind, water and waves! The perfect thing for the person who likes the outdoor. If you're a surfer, you're probably interested in what's new in surfing apparel! Long sleeves, pocket tees, hoodies and more in all the colors of the rainbow. Looking for a hat or a bra/cami combo? You'll find these and more including shorts. "A Shore Thing" is the place to shop online for all these items at fabulous prices.

When you're heading for the sand and surf, how about carrying your beach apparel in a logo drawstring backpack? They come in great colors and four designs. Looking for a fishing shirt with a logo on the front and back? You'll find that too.

Keep Your Mail Safe

You're in real trouble if your mail isn't safe and secure. What would happen if your mail blew away? "I never got it" doesn't go over well once an account has been turned over to a collection agency for non-payment. With Whitehall mailboxes your mail will be protected.

Whitehall products are made from top quality materials and all mailboxes are shipped free. Available in wall mount and post mount or streetside, these boxes come with low price protection and a no hassle return policy. Not sure what you want? Customer service will provide you with information to make a great choice!