29 May 2011

Extreme Exercise = Mountain Climbing

These days, more and more people are getting into what are known as extreme sports. One of the fist known extreme sports, which was done by millions of people before it ever became an extreme sport, is mountain climbing. This is a fun and exciting way to get plenty of exercise, and, if you can’t get to a mountain, the sport has become so popular that you can find indoor rock walls to climb in just about every city and town across North America. When you get into rock climbing, you will gain strength, improve muscle tone and increase flexibility, all things you need to be able to mountain climb in the first place.

Outdoor Rock Climbing Lets You Commune with the Great Outdoors

When you decide to make rock climbing your sport/exercise of choice, you will be getting into a sport that will really allow you to commune with nature. You will be out there facing the elements, and must use your physical strength to get yourself to the top of the rock or mountain. Rock climbing is great for your cardiovascular system, and when added to the fact that you will be breathing in fresh mountain air, you will be doubling the benefits.

Don’t Let Foul Weather Stop You

Often, especially for those of us living in North America, we don’t always live in an area where the weather is good enough to mountain climb year-round. But, you don’t need to let this stop you. As we mentioned earlier, there are all kinds of places where you can climb on indoor rock walls, and you get pretty much the same benefits as outdoor rock climbing, with the exception of the great scenery and fresh air. But, it’s better than nothing, and you’ll more than likely have loads of fun doing this as well as climbing outdoors.

Wear the Right Gear

You need specific gear for most sports to ensure safety, but this is especially true with mountain climbing. You need to wear clothing that is comfortable and not constricting, but that is not loose-fitting either, because you don’t want pant legs or sleeves catching on rocks and branches, causing you to lose your footing or grip. Make sure that you wear a helmet, knee pads and elbow pads, and wear the proper footwear. If you are unsure of what you need, talk to a sporting goods expert to get the right gear.

Once you have your gear, and a place to climb, you’re all set to start off on many fun and exciting adventures that are going to help keep you in awesome shape.

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

28 May 2011

Specialty Merchandise Corporation

Specialty Merchandise Corporation (SMC) located in California, has been offering members a great way to earn income. For several decades, they have used a warehousing system to store wholesale quantities of goods/gifts for purchase so that members can resell the items they purchase for a profit as they set their own retail price.

SMC offers it's members the opportunity to find the segment(s) of the market that best meets their retail options so they'll purchase the products/gifts/items that will have the greatest resale value. With the wide range of things offered, there is a niche for every person and location. An SMC Corp review shows what is available to members to help them be successful. The main item is a membership kit that has catalogues and order forms and free items (valued at up to $100.00) that can be used as samples. These samples are based on the membership plan so that they are relevant to the person's needs.

27 May 2011

Be Your Own Boss Today!

Looking for extra income or are thinking about starting your own business and becoming your own boss? If this sounds like you, why not look into Speciality Merchandise Corp? In business for over sixty years, they provide thousands of products, which you get at lower than market value, and then resell at your price. How do you know what to sell? Trying to sell everything is usually not the best option. Try to research a product or line of similar products that will do well especially in the given economy. That way, you can target your marketing and your approach to potential buyers.

SMC products ( offered through their warehouse) has itemss such as giftware, general merchandise and more that a person buys and then sells for their own profit. SMC wholesale is a totally different business concept of business ownership that is helping people gain their independence! What are you waiting for? Check it out today!

20 May 2011

Emergency Vehicles & Speed

SHOULD EMERGENCY VEHICLES respond to calls at high rates of speed?

Do people always hear the sirens and see the flashing lights?

Do motorists pull out of the way in enough time?

Do motorists even try to get out of the way?

Is there anything that can be done to help fix the problems of motorist-emergency vehicle crashes?

Emergency vehicles traveling at high speeds = a serious problem with many questions and few answers.

17 May 2011

A Safer Place For Mail

All mail boxes are not created equal. If you live in a complex where there are apartment mailboxes or community mailboxes, then you know the importance of having a secure place for your mail. All of the mailboxes offered by ApprovedClusterMailboxes are approved by the USPS (United States Postal Service). Available in many styles, sizes and finishes, there's something to fit every one's specific need.

CBU mailboxes come with a complete line of accessories including locker pedestals and pedestal wraps. Cluster mailboxes don't have to be drab and dull any more. Made in attractive colors from aluminum (keeps them rust free) they can have as many as 16 mailboxes in one cluster. No matter what type of cluster mailboxes are needed, there's free shipping and low price protection.

Protect Your Car

Once your car has left the dealership, it loses it's value but if you need repair work after your car warranty has expired, you're usually in for surprisingly high repair/replacement costs. In this economy, it may not be possible to pay for the work without an extended warranty.

Are you locked out of your car? Do you need to be towed? Do you have a flat tire that you can't change? Has your battery died and left you stranded? If this sounds like you, then now is the time to look into the coverage provided by an auto warranty that helps you through these difficult situations.

16 May 2011

Let The Fun Begin!

The age of technology is changing rapidly and if you're a person who likes to be up on the newest advances, why not look into iPhone 4 video converter. You can transfer iPhone videos, audio and photo files to iTunes. This transfer is usable for all iPhone models so you don't need to buy another one to do the transfers. Photos can be placed into different albums for ease of use.

What to try another fun transfer? Use the iPhone 4 Ringtone Maker. Save money by transferring your current, favorite ringtones directly. Not only can you convert them from one piece of equipment to another, you can make new ones also and save lots of money. No more purchasing ringtones!!! Let your creativity flow.

Stop The Harassment Today!

You've been placed in a deep financial hole along with millions of other people due to a poor economy. You might have lost your job due to the famous "downsizing" and have not been able to secure another position. Your bills are piling up and you're possibly facing bankruptcy.

Your financial problems don't mean that you have to be harassed by your creditors. There is protection under the Fair Debt Collection Act. You can not be verbally, mentally or physically abused in order for someone to collect on a debt (an obligation to pay money for a transaction whether from something tangible or intangible). The Act covers many things to help protect the debtor from cruel collection practices.

An Easy Choice

Do you want to get a college education but can't afford one of the big name schools? Do you have to work so you don't have the time to be a full time student? Years ago, these questions would have presented a problem but not today! Online courses are just a mouse click away.

Not sure what your course of study should be? Not a problem. Think of what your interests are or where your talents lie. If you're athletic, why not look into online degree programs in sports management? Take the first step and check into http://studentaid2.ed.gov/gotocollege/collegefinder/advanced_find.asp today. Higher education is an option for everyone so there's no reason to say "I can't afford college" anymore.

A Fabulous Downtown Vancouver Hotel

I love to travel and one of the things that is at the top of my list is where I'll be staying. Lodging can make or break a vacation. Not only do I want something that looks clean, I want it to be really clean so one of the first things I check is the condition of the bathroom. To me, that's the true test of a clean hotel.

The Loden, a downtown Vancouver hotel located in Coal Harbour, fills the bill. It's a luxury hotel at an affordable price. Ceiling to floor windows offer a spectacular view of the mountains and whether travel is for business or pleasure, this hotel offers amenities to soothe the weary traveler.

Food In Outer Space

Astronauts' food has always been a concern. One of their favorite foods is "mac and cheese" stored in a shrink-wrapped brick. According to NASA, this is the comfort food they crave most. But when they blast off for Mars in 2030, this won't be available as the see-through package traps moisture and oxygen so it would spoil before eaten.

The manager of NASA's advanced food technology says this is one of the issues she and her staff of 15 have to consider when they make up menus for missions.. The menu needs to be light and nutritious, tasty and durable enough to withstand the years-long mission to Mars.

Missions of that length have enough food for 6,759 breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks (enough food to feed 6 people for more than 3 years). Each person is allowed 3.2 pounds of food per day with each dish needing a five year shelf life.

As space missions got longer over the years, NASA moved away from the toothpaste like containers that held vegetable purees. Meals began to resemble real food: dehydrated sausage patties, fruit cocktail and spaghetti with meat sauce. Today, food on missions includes freeze-dried shrimp, beef fajitas and cherry-blueberry cobbler.

Source: Los Angeles Times

15 May 2011

All That Glitters

Did you know that if you had invested $25,00.00 in a gold IRA a decade ago, it would be worth over $100,00.00 today. Talk about ROI (return on investment)!!!! It's not too late to get into an IRA gold account and see your portfolio grow daily. Gold is currently at an all time high.

You can also invest in a gold 401K or do a gold IRA transfer. Gold has always held a solid monetary position and is one of the few precious metals that has increased in value at an astronomical rate. 401K gold is not affected by the environment and can not be devalued by governments or bankers.

12 May 2011

Credit Card Fraud?

Are you the victim of credit card fraud? Has someone used your credit card without your permission or has someone opened a credit card in your name without your knowledge? If this has happened to you, now is the time to get a Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney to help you clear your name and restore your credit.

Without the help of a Fort Lauderdale lawyer, you might find yourself dealing with the law enforcement system on your own even for something such as telemarketing fraud. If you are accused of tax fraud, it might be prudent to get the help of a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer before you find yourself overwhelmed by the charges.

11 May 2011

Jim Carrey: A Gift To Comedy

Contribution by Paula Gonzales

He made me laugh when he wore that green mask. He made me fall in love with him in “Yes Man”, and he made me cry on “The Truman Show”. Jim Carrey's versatility in acting is a rare gift concentrated into just one man. He is like a little box full of surprises.

I will never forget his roles in “Ace Ventura”, “Liar Liar”, “Dumb and Dumber” and how much he freaked me out when he played the “http://www.expertsatellite.com his brilliant performance as Andy Kaufman in “Man on the Moon” and he was so perfect for the role. The flexibility of his face makes it seem like it was made out of rubber. I bet he can make over a hundred different faces. Sometimes I think he must have the strongest facial muscles underneath his skin.

The best about Jim Carrey is the passion he devotes to each and every performance, whether in a movie, an interview, or a stand up comedy. Mind, body and soul, all connected with one objective in mind, make people laugh.

08 May 2011

Toning & Building Leg Muscles

Dumbbell squats are easy leg exercises that can help build muscles in your legs such as your quads, glutes, and hamstrings. Your lower back is also trained as a bonus with this exercise. This will help you train your legs in the absence of a squat rack, which is required for squats that use barbells. Because you are using dumbbells instead of barbells, you must exercise extra effort in keeping your back straight. You have an increased tendency of leaning forward while performing the workout as you lower and raise your legs. And for safety measures, you must choose your weights wisely. It is better to start with a lighter set of weights rather than beginning your activity with heavy ones to prevent strain and injury to your arms, back, and legs. This way, you will be able to choose a set of weights that are light to avoid getting injured, but heavy enough so you can get the full benefit of your workout.

Stand up straight while holding a set of dumbbells in each hand. If you are having difficulty holding the dumbbells, you can use a wrist strap to stabilize your grip. Rotate your wrists so that your palms are facing the side your legs. Spread your legs at shoulder’s breadth with your feet pointed slightly outwards for balance. Your head, neck, and back must be in straight alignment. Keep this for your starting position.

Inhale as you lower yourself down by bending at the knees. Refrain from looking down as you do so, and keep yourself from leaning forward. Keep your torso and arms stationary as you let your legs do all the work. This will help center the motion on your legs and protect your arms and back from getting injured. Stop once your thighs are parallel to the floor and your knees are at level with your toes. Maintain this position for a second while keeping the tension in your legs, then exhale as you slowly push yourself up to starting position by extending your knees. Be sure not to let your knees go pass your toes to prevent causing undue pressure on your knees. Repeat for 2 sets with 15 reps each.

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

04 May 2011

Software Testing

Running into problems with your software? Losing a lot of time testing and troubleshooting for the problem(s)? Getting frustrated and ready to throw all the computers against the wall and start from scratch?

STOP the anxiety! You can get help from a software testing company: Janova. For as little as $10.00 a month with no long-term commitment, you can take advantage of their basic, professional , enterprise or jump start programs. With the jump start program, your account will have the expertise of an account manager and two analysts for 20 days. Each of the programs offers something that will fit every business need. A free trial is available to help a business get a better understanding of the services offered.

Looking For Extra Income?

If you're looking for extra income or are thinking about starting your own business, why not consider Service Merchandise Corporation (SMC)? In business for over six decades, you will be provided with thousands of products (which you get at lower than market value) that you can sell . How do you know what to sell? Trying to sell everything is usually not the best option. Try to research a product or line of similar products that will do well especially in the given economy. That way, you can target your marketing and your approach to potential buyers.

The SCM corp follows the idea of warehousing products (giftware, general merchandise etc.) that a person buys and then sells for their own profit. Sometimes there are Speciality Merchandise Corporation complaints that are received because people do not understand the buy/sell process but the company takes every complaint seriously and checks them out.

Don't Lose The Memories

It doesn't matter how you photographs got damaged. It could be due to age, poorly stored conditions, fire, flood, tornado and more. But that doesn't mean those precious memories have to be tossed. Photo restoration services Austin can help! If there is water damage, the most important thing is to get the photographs dried as quickly as possible. They have drying centers where large items can be taken to dry out.

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. It's especially difficult if marble is involved and one professional comapny that can help is http://www.thesteamteam.com/ (The Steam Team). They have the experience and knowledge to treat marble correctly during the entire process. Do you have problems with your pets using the carpet as a litter box or grass? Again, not a problem with urine odor removal. Their power rinsing will completely remove odors from your carpet.

02 May 2011

The Demand For Gold Skyrockets!

The demand for gold is growing rapidly even as the price of gold skyrockets. Much has been said lately both in the news and in print about the rising price and value of gold. Whether you're a seasoned gold investor or are new to this precious metal, you need to stay informed about the current gold price.

Gold prices were much lower years ago. Here is an amazing fact that will make you wish you had invested in gold a few years back. $25,000.00 of gold bullion purchased in the 70's would be worth at least $524,999.00 today. Inflation, the oil crisis, the Internet and more have not effected the value of gold in the long term.

Who decides the spot gold price? That's done by a group of five banks in London. The first time t his was done was in 1919. Gold spot (a common search term), deals in the price of gold in British pounds, U.S. dollars and euros.

Do Violent Video Games= Poor Social Skills?

When you play a video game, you might be improving your vision and some brain functions according to research. For years there has been controversy surrounding violent video games as to whether they contribute to or induce aggressive or violent behavior in the people who play them. Violence is usually defined as "acts of an aggressive nature with the intent of causing harm". The gaming industry looks strongly at research when designing games.

Things that are considered in designing/playing violent videos include:

*the level of involvement
*the depiction of the violence
*the effects of continued exposure to violence
*the justification of the violence
*the difference between fantasy and reality

Daphne Bavelier, an assistance professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science at the University of Rochester says that people who play the fast-paced games have "better vision, better attention and better cognition." Sigmund Tobias (State University of New York at Albany)said that an Israeli air force study found that students who played the game "Space Fortress" had better rankings in their pilot training than students who did not. He also said that students who plated "pro-social" games that promoted cooperation were more likely to help others.

It was generally agreed that video games (whether violent or not) test memory skills, eye-hand coordination, the ability to detect small activities on the screen and improve math performance and other brain tasks.

01 May 2011

Affordable Fashionable

"Rain! Rain! Go away: come back again some other day". Remember this old children's song? In my part of the country, we've had enough rain to last for the next 10 years! Umbrellas, rain coast and Hunter Boots like the one pictured, help keep you dry. Available as tall or ankle boots, they'll keep your toes comfy. Look bright colors? Like darker colors? Not a problem; there's a color to match every one's style.

Looking for an edgy shoe? Why not see what's available in Stuart Weitzman shoes? Low heel, high heel, flats, fabric, suede, leather and more! The only problem you'll run into, is trying to decide on the pair you want. Leopard and snake prints can bring out your wild side. Heels, slings and wedge. Which one to choose? Have fun reading a women's shoe blog to really find out what's happening in the shoe and boot world.