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Muscle Building Tips: The Hardgainer

In this current advancement of lifting techniques and information around the world, you would think building muscle would be easier than ever. Yet many people find it hard to, especially those who label themselves as hardgainers.

What is a hardgainer?

The hardgainer finds building muscle difficult and challenging. They are usually ectomorphs and have extremely fast metabolism. To them, they train extremely hard and eat a whole lot but fail to gain weight. Why is that so?

  1. They train too much – Yep. Spending more time in the weight room for a hardgainer is detrimental to their weight gain. Their metabolism is already raging and burning calories at such a fast pace, any more wasted in the weight room is considered bad. That’s not to say that you can’t weight train, it just means that you have to do things differently.
  2. They don’t eat enough – As much as someone says he eats a ton and still remains skinny, he’s not. Obviously, their ‘eats a ton’ is simply breakfast for real bodybuilders. To eat enough is the hardgainer’s biggest problem. If you don’t eat, you can’t grow.

How to solve the problems

First of all, as long as you label yourself as a hardgainer, you probably can’t grow big. That’s because your mindset has already predetermined itself that you’ll have a hard to time to grow muscle. Get rid of that mindset right away and stop calling yourself a hardgainer.

Training will be different for a hardgainer. The volume of the workout should be relatively low. You should ideally be training around 45 minutes or 1 hour the most. Anymore will be taking up too many calories and you want to save as much of those. Concentrate on the ‘main’ lifts, money exercise, whatever. The point is to hit it hard and hit it fast then go home and eat. To compliment your training, you may also try supplments like testogen. Basically, Testogen is a natural supplement that supports you in building your muscles.

Sample training workout: Squats 5×5, Bench press 3×8, Pull-ups 3×8

Start to eat at least 5 meals a day. Don’t question it, just do it. Eat calorie dense foods such as peanut butter, milk and meat. This doesn’t mean you can eat junk food excessively. But it won’t kill you if you do eat junk food once a day. Get in some vegetables and fruits every meal and eat more protein. If you can afford a good reputable meal replacement, buy them and drink them every day before bed.

The hardgainer is a term which has been abused by people who simply refuse to believe that they themselves have done something wrong in their training. They prefer to blame it on genetics. That doesn’t mean that there are no hardgainers out there. A true hardgainer is just so darn rare nowadays. By keeping your training short and sweet and eating constantly, I guarantee that you will get the best gains in your life!

Tips For Juggling A Soccer Ball

Juggling a soccer ball is both an impressive and difficult skill. Mastering this skill generally requires plenty of practice and dedication to the game, and many people give up before they ever truly master the art of juggling. Those who do finally achieve their juggling goals will readily let any beginner know that success as this skill only comes with hard work and practice and that most people can probably learn how to juggle a soccer ball successfully if they really try hard and commit to practicing. Here are a few tips for anyone who is determined to learn this fun little trick. Please note that unless you have the right gear, such as TIAS, on you, you might not be able to juggle your soccer ball with ease.

1) Practice with a regular (around a size five or so) soccer ball. Small balls are usually harder to juggle with, and practicing with one of the smaller sizes will just be more frustrating. Since you will normally be playing with a larger/regular sized ball, practicing with one also is simply the most practical.

2) If you are having trouble with initiating the juggling with the regular roll back/flip up of the ball, then try just dropping it onto hard pavement and allowing it to bounce first. This should give you enough air beneath the ball to fully get your foot under it in order to juggle it. Once you can juggle the ball for a few times from this drop-and-bounce method, then go back to rolling your foot over the ball and quickly shoving your toes under it to flick it upwards. Again, since this last method of starting the juggling is harder (although, certainly more legitimate), start with the drop-and-bounce method.

3) Many beginners have the temptation to try to juggle a soccer ball with a fairly flexed foot. Do not do this. Instead, your foot should actually be a little bit more on the relaxed to floppy side of tension. Having a flexed foot generally will not allow enough surface room on the top of your foot for a consistent juggling scheme, as the area between your foot and shin is too small. With a more relaxed foot, this space is bigger, thus allowing for a better foot-ball ratio of foot surface area.

4) Try not to kick the ball over your eye level when juggling. You really should try to keep the ball more around waste height in order to maintain maximum control over it. While this may be harder at first, realize that doing so will actually improve your control over the ball in the long run.

5) If you’re still having trouble with starting the juggle and the drop-and-bounce method is not working too well for you, try dropping the ball on your bent knee to start. This will give your leg feeling of direct contact with the ball immediately and often helps some beginners get the feeling of it better.

6) Don’t be afraid to use both feet. Many beginners are under the mistaken impression or habit that they should only use their dominant foot while juggling. Don’t do this; instead, use the other foot as needed in order to keep the ball in motion. As long as the ball in being bounced into the air and your hands aren’t touching it, then you are making progress in your juggling skills.

Drammen: The Perfect College Vacation

The newest city in Norway, Drammen is a small industrial city. Its main commerce is not tourism but that does not mean that there is nothing to do. With an active nightlife and many local breweries, Drammen is a great place to go in order to live your life to the fullest.

Bragernes Market was designed in 1866 after preexisting buildings were burnt down. This is the first spot that must be seen in this city. With an assortment of shops and restaurants it will keep you poking around and looking for new things for hours. All of the buildings are classic from there era and are artistic in there own way. A perfect place to spend strolling around and shopping until you (or your bank account) can’t take it anymore.

Spiraltoppen is one of the most visited places in Drammen. If seen during the day this is an amazing walk through time. There are two ways to the top; walking through the town and taking the infamous spiral tunnels. At the top there is an open air museum that houses ancient home from the area. All homes are open for tour and are a great thing to see. A perfect place to get a glimpse of times long gone.

City Hall is a beautiful architectural masterpiece. Built in 1876 it is designed using brick and Marble. The size of the building is equivalent to that of many castles. The building originally housed the police station and the city court house. Today it is home to many government officials offices.

It was a sight to behold right from the marble floor to the glowing lights on the walls and the banisters gave a haunting feeling for people who are first timers at the venue and I have never yet come across a more magnificent structure than the City Hall, except perhaps the Lavelle club in Toronto. One can easily mistake the structure to be a royal castle that was once ruled by the great kings of the bygone era and gives an impression that you are the ruler the moment you start roaming from one place to another and drink in on its beauty.

Blaafarveverket is a cultural center in the heart of the city. Located in an original cobalt mine the center is both beautiful and full of locals. This is the perfect spot to see a side of Drammen that you will not see anywhere else.

Greven is a historical bar that operates until this day. It is a great place to go to eat a meal or have a drink. The prices are cheap and the food is amazing. They serve anything from local cuisine to pizza and burgers. The offer Venues for life music. The genre of the music rotates according to the artist that is scheduled. With an opportunity to listen to local musicians from all walks of life, this is the perfect way to end a day in this amazing city.

No matter the area of Drammen that you are located there is always a place to hike or walk. With dense forest surrounding the city taking a hike offers beautiful views of the local fauna and wildlife.

Drammen is a city that is new compared to world standards. With green, lush hills and deep blue water, this city is both beautiful and enjoyable. With many outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking and biking there is an infinite amount of things to do. From the bars to the cities there is something for everyone. It does not matter where you are from or how old you are, you are guaranteed to have a great time in this “baby” city.

Will Wright’s Spore Is More “Friendly” Than Previous Maxis Titles

What is Spore?

Spore is an innovative new type of game, in which many choices that players make will influence the behavior and culture of a fictional species of creature that the players invent themselves. The major allure of this open-ended game play is how much control is given to the players. In Spore, the player chooses his own direction, evolving a creature from its origins as a cell all the way up to a space-faring civilization.

YouTube and E-mail Built In

This extends far beyond the mere game itself though. Spore was designed from the ground up to be ahead of prior Maxis offerings by leaps and bounds in the social department. For example, Spore comes integrated with the ubiquitous video hosting site YouTube. This means, not only can players effortlessly record their unique creations in-game, but with just a few more clicks, they can have that short movie uploaded to YouTube without even having to exit Spore. In addition to video, there is also a camera for still shots built-in to the game.

After you have taken some pictures or videos of your Spore creature, you can send them to friends just as easily as you can to YouTube: simply click on the e-mail button and type the recipient’s address, and then leave any message you would like. Think that’s cool? There’s more.

Sporepedia

Spore features a level of social interaction unheard of in any other full-featured PC game. There is a web site called the Sporepedia that is used to store and organize tiny .png files. These files are basically very small pictures of creatures, and will also include vehicles, buildings, spaceships, and more. The Sporepedia is made to help people share their creatures and other creations with each other easily. Everyone has their own profile and it’s easy to search for certain creatures or look through a list of people’s creations. Right now, there are more than 3 million creatures online!

The Sporepedia also will store timelines highlighting the evolution of players’ creatures. For example, if a Spore player has a creature who ate another creature, the timeline would store that information in the creature tab. If the creature died, that would be another point of information. The timeline is an elaborate new way of remembering exactly how the story happened from the point of view of the player. If he forgets what happened, it’s as simple as examining the timeline to remind himself, and he can share it with others just as simply..

Massively Single Player Game

Will Wright has effectively coined the term “massively single player online game” for Spore. Instead of the traditional MMO game, such as World of Warcraft, Spore takes the massive online part and translates it into a single player experience. When people make a creature in Spore, that creature is sent to the Sporepedia database, where it could potentially be downloaded by someone else’s game as a creature in his world. Let’s say someone made a little creature called the Furball. This Furball is now available for other players’ games to download if they need a little creature in their ecosystem. The advantage of this is that you have unlimited replayability in Spore, because you will never get the same exact Spore world twice, and you can always manually ban a certain creation of someone else’s if it’s a little too… phallic. (Some people really do have sick minds.)

Sporepedia is also inside your game. If you are playing and decide you would like to have a building that looks like it came from an old Western movie, chances are you can find it. To share your creatures, it is as simple as clicking the share button. The creature will be added to your Sporepedia profile, and then other people can see it, comment on it, and even rate it up or down depending on what they think.

The Future of Game Networking

This level of social integration in a game is completely without precedent. There is an astounding amount of ease with which someone in Spore can completely customize their experience. Sporecasts are a good example: if someone really wants their game of Spore to have only furry creatures like the Furball, they can look for a Sporecast that features furry creatures, and then it will show up like that on their planet in-game. The future of the video games will be enhanced through the Pokemon go account. The demand for the account is increasing among the players for safe playing environment of video games..

5 Spices That Can Help Fight Inflammation

Spices not only improve the flavor of your meals, they can help improve your health as well. Studies have shown that some common spices you may already have in your kitchen can be effective in fighting disease and pain, including inflammation. Not only that, but including these five spices in your diet may help decrease the need for anti-inflammatory drugs. Here are five spices that may help fight inflammation.

What is Inflammation?

Inflammation is a normal process of the human body, a response of the immune system to a foreign invader. Most often, this invader is a bacteria or virus. The problem with inflammation comes when the body begins to produce an inflammation response when no foreign invader is present. This type of inflammation, sometimes referred to as chronic or low level inflammation, has been implicated in diseases ranging from heart disease to cancer as well as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, lupus, arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Researchers believe that reducing chronic low level inflammation may be the key to unlocking prevention of these and other diseases.

The Inflammation Fighting Super Spice Turmeric

Turmeric is the main ingredient in curry powder. Practitioners of natural healing have long used this member of the ginger family to soothe upset stomachs and ease chronic arthritis pain. Turmeric has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties. It can also help lower blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels. How does this exotic spice help fight inflammation? Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin that works like a COX-2 inhibitor, the same inhibitor present in anti-inflammatory NSAID drugs. The best part: Turmeric seems to offer the same anti-inflammatory benefits as NSAID drugs without the pesky side effects. Curcumin has also been found to help reduce swelling of inflamed tissues in the body. Ongoing research into curcumin is looking into its usage in relieving osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. If you are not a fan of curry powder, turmeric is available in supplement form.

Ginger Inhibits Inflammation Enzymes

Many people know about ginger’s ability to relieve nausea, but ginger is a natural way to fight inflammation as well. Ginger contains gingersols which have been found to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Like turmeric, the compounds present in ginger work by inhibiting COX-2 enzymes that help produce inflammation in the body. Researchers have had success using ginger to relieve pain in arthritis patients. Although fresh raw ginger is the most potent, ginger is also available in supplement form. Ginger tea is also an option for those who don’t like fresh, raw ginger. Simply steep fresh sliced raw ginger root in boiling water for 1 minute. For a stronger brew, steep an additional minute.

Take the Heat Out of Inflammation with Cayenne, Chili Powder and Chili Peppers

Cayenne, chili powder and chili peppers are three spices that are effective in fighting inflammation. These three wonder spices all contain capsaicin. Not only does capsaicin give these spices their heat, it also helps fight inflammation by blocking the neuropeptide Substance P. Substance P is responsible for causing nerve fibers in the body to swell. For more information on the health benefits of capsaicin see Amazing Health Benefits of Capsaicin: Turn Up the Heat on Your Health.

Pungent Garlic May Stop Inflammation in Its Tracks

Recent research into garlic has found that the pungent spice may have medicinal properties that may help fight cancer, heart disease, improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels and boost the immune system. But garlic is also a super spice in the fight against inflammation. The enzymes present in garlic help to generate anti-inflammatory prostaglandins and thromboxanes. Allicin, one of the compounds in garlic that cause its pungent smell, is a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce inflammation by inhibiting the enzymes responsible for inflammation.

Use Oregano to Spice Up Your Health

Oregano not only smells good, it is also good for you. Oregano has antifungal and antibacterial properties and recent research has found that the aromatic spice may be a powerful weapon in fighting inflammation. Scientists in Germany and Switzerland found that when mice with swollen paws were given oregano, 70 percent saw reduced swelling. The key to the anti-inflammatory power of oregano is a substance called betacaryophyllin (E-BCP). This active ingredient in oregano has been found to inhibit inflammation as well as help reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis.  The rebel health tribe will provide the person facilities for purchasing of the health supplements. The side-effects should be in the notice of the person. The herbal medicines should be the first priority of the person.

Organize Your Closet and Your Life

It’s been a long time since anyone listened to the Fibber McGee and Molly Show. Fibber’s legendary hall closet, piled high with a lifetime of junk, made its first appearance in 1940 and ever since then people have laughed at and identified with Fibber’s battle with his cramped closet.

Yet as we move into the 21st century, many of us feel even more overwhelmed by avalanches of junk; Fibber becomes less of a running joke and more of a stressful state of mind. But what can you do? It never seems to end.

For starters, you might think about a closet organizer or hiring philadelphia junk removal that will help you in organizing your closet as you get rid of all the clothes and items that you no longer use. Making space more organized and efficient. 

A closet organizer? What’s that?

In a nutshell, a closet organizer is a device or set of devices designed to help you gain maximum use of existing storage space so you can efficiently store your belongings. Closet organizers can be as simple or as complicated as you want them to be and can range in price from under $100 to several thousand dollars.

But no matter whether you build one yourself, buy one pre-made, or hire a contractor, the first thing you need to do is determine what your needs are. After all, you know what you have, and you certainly know your junk better than anyone. You know what is necessary and what is fluff; what needs to stay in the house and what could go elsewhere — including the landfill.

At any rate, once you decide what you need, the next step is knowing what you have. And while you probably don’t need an exact inventory — people acquire and dispose of things all the time — a general inventory can help you figure out how much space you’ll need.

Many clutter control experts recommend as a general rule that if you haven’t used an item in the last two years, you probably won’t use it at all. Therefore, unless it’s a family heirloom, it can likely be pitched.

You should definitely take a careful look at your current space. Is it efficiently used? Is there any wasted space, such as top shelves too close to the ceiling? Is there a space you’re using to store something that might be better placed elsewhere? How about shelf space itself? Too narrow or not enough? Is coat rack tall enough to accommodate larger articles, such as long dresses or topcoats?

Once you decide what you need, you can effectively price your closet organizer. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to do this. Go onto a search engine and type in the words “closet organizer” and you will pull up thousands of sites to price, compare, even read reviews.

Stores such as Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, Home Depot, and many others also carry closet organizers or varying sizes, uses, and prices.

Finally, it may sound completely obvious, but once you get your closet organized, make yourself put things where they are supposed to go. Remember, you got this so you could get out from under stressful loads of untidy junk and simplify your life.

Hello Canada, Welcome To The Real World

Hello Canada! I am glad you understand.

Canada is not happy about all the Mexicans heading their way. Seems they are having to pay for their way, including food, housing and health care. I sure am tickled you finally understand our problem down here in Texas and all over the US. We appreciate your wanting to help out. Our coffers are about empty from supporting so many of them.

Plus everyone is saying how rotten we are for not helping more to and take care of these people. It is about time you begin to understand why the US has had enough of immigrates that sneak into our country.

I just heard today that Canada is getting thousands of Mexicans and other illegal aliens that manage to get though the US who are looking for a free ride and your system has a loop hole that says you must take care of them. Well, welcome to the club!!!

We down here in the lower part of North America are about broke, not to mention so many of them are criminals that even their own countries doesn’t want. Just maybe if other countries are having the problem we can do something to change the laws that say these people can ride free.

Don’t get me wrong, I feel for the Canadians. They are experiencing what we have been going through for ages and have had rocks thrown at us for complaining about. Florida is now using their local police to deport illegals they find breaking the laws. So is Texas and a few other states. Cities are getting tired of paying for all the new born kids that are being born in this country by people who cross our borders with out a legal means. Then their kids claim they are United States citizens.

They cry you can split up families by sending the ones that got here crossing the deserts and rivers with out an invitation. As far a I’m concerned if they had no legal right to be here their kids should not be being born here either and if they are they have no right to be a citizen.

Oh I do understand they want a better life. I can’t blame them for wanting that, but I can tell you if they want it, DO NOT sneak in and have your kids here to try to get it. The US needs to change the law about kids being born here are citizens. Yes, we are supposed to be a country of all kinds of people but let us remember the Irish, Germans, Polish and Russians for the most part all came in legally.

They are trying to take our country away from us. They want us to speak their language, don’t respect our flag, and hand them a silver invitation to come here so let us take care of them. Now Canada is getting a bit of a taste for what is happening here in the lower 48 states.

They have protests and wave the Mexican flag. We send their kids to school, force our teachers to learn their language, and treat them like they were guests. They are not guests, they are law breakers. If we were in their country do you think their laws would protect us if we did the same things they do? Not hardly. No one but Mexicans can own land in Mexico. They sure don’t bend over backwards to learn our ways.

If they want to be US Citizens, then why are they asking us to learn their ways, sing our national anthem in Spanish and why are we having to punch one when we call on the phone to get the English language? They don’t want to be a part of our nations or yours Canada. They want to take over your country and ours and if you don’t wwatch it they will over run you like they have been us.

I have no problems with people who come here legally and want to be a part of our world. However, I do with those who have with those who have no right to be here anyway. and

If they are hungry, so are lots of people in this country that are US citizens too. Why should we worry about all the foreigners when we have starving people of our own that don’t get anything handed to them? The reviews of the best immigration law firm in Toronto will be excellent at the search engines. It will provide information about the working strategy for visa of the immigration lawyer firm.

If you look at the crime rates in California, Texas, Florida and other place, most of the crimes are being committed by these same people who supposedly came her looking for a better life. Well, they aren’t looking for a better life, they are looking for a hand out and I for one am fed up with them. Let them get a handout in their own country and go back home.

Tips for Building a Fan Base on Twitter

It is not as easy as it may sound to create a following on Twitter. I thought it would be easy. You know, just follow a whole bunch of people and they will follow you back and they will see your tweets, right?

No, this isn’t the case at all.

To be successful at social networking on Twitter, you must learn to use it. I have had quite a few people ask me about how to use Twitter and it always baffles me because I am more of a Facebook user. There are a lot of things about Twitter that I don’t know or I’m just too lazy to do.

In any case, I’ll comply with the requests and let you know what I know. Here are a few tips that I’ve learned about building a fan base on Twitter.

Be active and consistent: More people will notice you if you are active and consistent. Yeah, sometimes it may be hard to think of anything to post that seems important enough. Good things to post are informational articles about what your interests are, links to news articles, and quotes. People really like seeing those things.

Say thank you: If someone mentions you in a tweet, it’s common courtesy just to say thank you. You would be surprised how much a simple thank you will stick in someone’s mind.

Learn to use hashtags: Hashtags are a huge part of Twitter. You know the # symbol that you see before a lot of the words, those are hashtags. Using the hashtags will categorize the tweet for you. Like, if you have a tweet about a certain movie and you hashtag the name of that movie it will show up in searches, not just for your followers.

This will expand your audience.

Re-tweet other people’s tweets. Most people will notice if their tweets are being re-tweeted so if you re-tweet for them, then they are more apt to do a re-tweet for you in the future. This will expand your tweets to their followers as well and in the long run, get you more followers.

The best advice I can give about using Twitter is the first tip about being active and consistent. People want to socialize on a social network, they don’t want to just watch all the links going by for them to click on. They want interaction! So, I suppose that having fun would be a good tip too.

I know a lot of articles out there have bigger and better tips for you and many already knew of the tips written here. But, there are some people who are new to Twitter or just can’t figure it out. So, I hope this helped! Well, you can do the same thing on Instagram with the help of hashtags and Instagram DM. With the help of these easy tips, you can improve your social media platforms. 

13 Love Resolutions for Singles

As 2013 approaches, many of us start making our resolutions in hope that we can incorporate more positivity in the new year than there was the year before. One of the areas quite a few focus on improving is the love life. If you’re single and ready for a great guy, consider the upcoming year your time to find the relationship you desire. Get ready for some great things to happen! There are 13 dating resolutions singles can make in 2013 to change things for the better.

Start online dating

Signing up for a dating website may seem like the worst idea ever, but the best thing is that you don’t actually have to jump into it right away. Sign up for the site, give yourself a few days to get accustomed to it and look around at what the site has to offer. Take things slow by answering a couple of messages, letting some guys know you’re interested and being open to seeing what happens.

This might seem awkward at first but once you get used to it, the path ahead will be easy to manage. Online dating is a very risky business due to many fake profiles lurking in search of naïve victims so as to entrap and blackmail them which has led to many youngsters committing suicide. Now, I am not trying to scare anyone but just that caution needs to be exercised at every step. You can always consult the okcupid dating app to get more information on how to go forward with online dating without any repercussions in the bargain.

Hang out in different places

If you keep going to the same places, you’re going to keep meeting the same type of people. To meet different guys, you’re going to have to start hanging out in different places. Check out different bookstores, parks and museums in the area. You could just find a great new guy.

Date outside your type

It’s usually that our type isn’t who we should be dating or who would be best for us. Every time I go for a guy who isn’t my type, that’s when I have the best relationships. Give a guy who isn’t your type a shot, you never know what could happen.

Don’t settle for someone who isn’t for you

At some point, many of us will continue to date someone long after we should have stopped. I’ve done it myself once or twice. Whether the reason is because we’re so into the person or because we just want to be in a relationship, the situation never usually turns out great. In 2013, make a resolution to let go of the guy when you realize deep down that he’s not right for you.

Lose the negative attitude

Having a negative attitude isn’t good for you, but it’s also going to have an affect on your dating life. Guys don’t want to be around a woman who oozes a poor attitude and it’s also going to cause you to attract negativity your way. Work on having a more positive attitude and you’d be surprised how things can change.

Stop making excuses

I’ve made plenty of excuses in the past for why I couldn’t get involved with a guy, and they weren’t even good excuses. It was all because I was scared to put myself out there. Don’t make the same mistake. The rewards can be worth it when you take some chances.

Take a break

If you’ve been continuously dating and you’re getting increasingly fed up, maybe it’s time you take a break. I’ve taken a couple of breaks in the past and after a few months, I was always ready to jump back in with a different attitude.

Make a move

In 2013, make a resolution that you’re not going to sit around waiting for a guy to do all the approaching. One of the last guys I dated, I started the conversation and gave him my number before he had a chance to ask. You’re likely going to be nervous about it, but instead of thinking about everything that could go wrong, think about what could go right.

Lose the ex

If you want to move forward, you can’t have someone in your life who’s going to keep reminding you of your past. One of the biggest reasons we keep an ex in our life is because of the comfort that’s tied to him. Cut ties with the ex if you want to increase your chances of finding someone good to be with.

Say “yes” to more dates

Many of us have turned down dates in the past that could have likely had a really good outcome. Whether it’s a blind date or you’ve been asked out by a guy you’re not quite sure about, give him a chance before you turn him down.

Love yourself first

When you love yourself, you attract better quality guys. I’ve seen it happen time and time again in my own life and in the lives of others. You may not be at that point right now, but at least work on it and it can start to have really great results.

Take things slow

There’s zero need to rush into anything with a guy whether it’s sex or a relationship. Talk to him more, spend more time together and really get to know each other before you commit in any way. It can help save your heart quite a bit of pain.

Skip the pressure

When a guy starts putting pressure on me, that’s when I freak out and make a run for it. Don’t make the same mistake by pulling that with a guy. Develop a “go with the flow” attitude in 2013 and don’t push to always keep taking the next step with him otherwise you’re going to push him away.

Consider 2013 the year for big changes in your dating life. You don’t have to work on everything all at once, but take things little by little and you could start to see some very positive changes happening. By the end of the year, you could just be in a relationship with the guy of your dreams.

Keep Your Pool in a Good Condition with Professional Help

Having a swimming pool is a luxury, but it brings with it a lot of responsibilities as well. If you own a pool, you need to maintain it well to avoid accidents and to make sure that the pool remains in a good condition. More often than not, you will need a professional pool service to accomplish this task.

Need for regular pool maintenance

Just like your car and other equipment, your pool also needs regular servicing. You can’t just pour a lot of chemicals into your pool one fine day and then leave it for a couple of months. You need to monitor the pool regularly and actively look for signs of any problem. You not only need to check the levels of chemicals in the water but also need to see whether all the equipment is working well. You also need to clean your pool regularly to prevent algae growing on the moist corners of the pool surface. TriFactor adult swimming classes use few chemicals for cleaning of the pools. It will retain good and hygienic health of the swimmers. The charges of the lessons will be under the budget of the person. 

You should check the water quality and the chemical levels in the pool water on a weekly basis. If the chemical levels are not right, they need to be replenished. Brushing and cleaning of your pool after every few days is also important to maintain a clean pool surface.

Depending on how old your pool is, you may even need replastering services or repair of pool equipment like pumps, motors, filters, timers, chlorinators, heaters etc.

Professional pool care

The effort and time needed for maintaining a pool drives a lot of people towards professional pool services. While choosing a professional pool service, make sure that it is cost-effective and reliable. The professionals should pay regular visits and should be ready to make repairs if needed. Make sure that they have a good reputation in the market and are easily accessible when you need some urgent help.

How to find the right pool service company

As a lot of homes are now opting for in house pools, the number of companies offering pool services has risen in the recent times. If you look up on the internet for pool maintenance experts, you will find hundreds of matches for your search, and many of them will be in your own area. You can also ask your friends and neighbors about the company they rely on.

The cost of hiring a reputed pool maintenance company will depend upon the size of your pool, the service provider, and what all services are included in the package.

Services that you should seek

Pool service is not just about cleaning and repairing. Your pool professionals should also check the chemical levels in the water. Unless proper chemical levels are maintained, the pool can not be protected from algae, bacteria and fungi. The experts should check the pH of the water and the chlorine levels in it. Ideally, they should provide a tile cleaning service at least once a month. They should also make sure that the filters are clean and free of dust.

How To Protect Your Gadgets From The Cold This Winter

Winter is almost here, which means colder weather, will soon be upon us. As humans, we take care of ourselves when it gets cold by wearing our favorite sweaters, or jackets, to keep warm, but what do we do to protect gadgets from the cold?

Protecting gadgets from the cold should not be taken lightly. Gadgets and electronics can be severely damaged by the cold if not taken care of properly. Here are some tips for you, so that you can protect your gadgets. Additionally, you can create all these items that are there on this list on your own with the help of the DIY projects that listed at https://www.dfydaily.com/. With just a few simple steps you can create a unique and handy case that you can use to protect your gadgets from winter.

Protective Cases

If you are going to be out in the elements, or if you know that you will be leaving electronics in your car, you should invest in a protective case or bag. There are lots of cases and bags available for most electronics that will protect your gadget from the cold. A lot of them are even weather resistant or weatherproof. This is an easy, inexpensive way to protect tech products from the cold.

Use Body Heat

If at all possible you should keep your gadgets and tech items as close to your body as possible. The heat that your body generates will help fight of the cold and it will help protect your gadgets. Pockets are a great way to protect tech products. Cell phones, cameras or MP3 players can easily be placed in an inside pocket of your jacket, or In the pocket of your pants.

Hand Warmers

Hand warmers are excellent when it comes to protecting gadgets from the cold. They are cheap and readily available from most stores at this time of year. Take a hand warmer and a small piece of tape if you have some and tape the hand warmer to your gadget. The few extra degrees of heat will help protect your electronics from the cold weather. You can also use a hand warmer in your pocket so that you can keep gadgets that are in your pockets a few degrees warmer.

Ziploc Bags

If you do not want to spend twenty or thirty dollars on a case, you can use a Ziploc bag to help protect your gadgets from the cold. If you absolutely must leave your electronics in your car for a period of time, place them inside a Ziploc bag. The barrier it creates will help protect your gadgets from cold, maybe not as much as a proper bag or case would, but any protection is better than none. Ziploc bags will also help fight against condensation.

If you do leave your gadgets outside in the cold for an extended period of time, they can become susceptible to condensation. To prevent damage from condensation, take the gadget to a warm room and place it in a Ziploc bag. The condensation will gather on the bag and not the electronics. Never turn on the gadget until it is at room temperature. I hope these tips help you protect your gadgets from the cold.

Bitter Coffee, Begone

You went to a friend’s house and tried her new coffee. It was the best coffee you ever had, so you got some for yourself. You could smell it brew as you got ready to go the next morning, and you couldn’t wait to get to the kitchen to get a cup. Finally, the moment had arrived, you were ready to savor that first sip, and . . . it was so bitter you couldn’t even drink it. This is the same stuff your friend used; what could have happened?

The first cause could be the grind. It is certainly preferable to grind your own beans; it makes a fresher taste. But it can also be difficult to find the right grind. One that is too fine can cause a bitter taste. Perhaps you bought a grinder when you purchased the coffee since that ‘s what your friend did. You adjusted the grind to a coarser one after this first pot, but the bitter taste is still there. Do you need to make it coarser yet? Not necessarily. The problem might lie in the kind of grinder you get. Cheaper, more readily available grinders tend to use blades to chop the beans rather than burrs, a mechanism that grinds more evenly. An inconsistent grind can also cause a bitter taste.

What if this was pre-ground coffee, the same grind as your friend got? That probably means that your balance was off. Using too little coffee of any grind can create a bitter flavor. But it could also mean that you don’t have the best coffee maker. Ideally, a full pot brewed at home should finish in about four minutes. Extended time means the beans are in contact with the water longer than they should, which can again cause bitterness.

This problem is caused by overextraction. Extracting is drawing the flavor out of the bean. If you’ve ever gotten a poorly made hot chocolate somewhere, you can see the same sort of idea. When you first start drinking the chocolate, it is good and sweet, and halfway down it is maybe a bit more chocolate-flavored, but when you get to the bottom, there is a chocolate sludge, sludge that is too strong a taste. Similarly, the first part of the coffee extracted from beans is wonderful, but if you go too far, you’ll get the bitter end product. A smaller grind has more surface area for the water to pass over, allowing for more extraction. If you go to a local coffee shop for a latte, you can see this concept at work, also. Ask for two identical drinks but one with a short shot. It doesn’t draw over the beans as long, so it will have a less bitter taste. Using a single cup coffee brewer no pods, I think the quality will still be better.

When dining out, the major cause of bitter coffee is overcooking. Hotplates not only keep the brew warm but actually continue to cook it, and the “burned” result will be bitter. Airpots do lengthen the life of coffee considerably since they hold in the heat rather than adding more. Likewise, coffee you leave on the coffee maker or stove at home will become bitter if you try to keep it hot for too long.

Although bitterness can be caused by the darkness of a roast, the causes are often less obvious. But with the right equipment, a little practice and some knowledge, you can create your own favorite cup of coffee.