Month: July 2017

Keep Your Home Clean and Dirt-Free – Hire Professional Cleaning Services

For a lot of people, professional home cleaning service is a mere luxury, which they can easily go without. Although you must spend a little for appointing home clean-up agencies, the benefits of doing so generally outweigh the fiscal outlay. Although you can always do these household chores on your own, we generally lack the essential skills and time to complete the task to perfection. Besides leaving you stressed and exhausted at the end of the day, there are also chances of potential damage.

On the other hand, an expert clean-up agency provides you with valuable services, which you can easily rely upon. Besides saving you a lot of time and energy, they help you in enjoying a clean and healthy environment. When you return home from work, it feels great to enter a place that's clean and fragrant. Due to these reasons, a lot of homeowners as well as business overseers choose professional property cleaning services.

When looking for these service providers, you'll come across many options in the market, offering different types of services to their prospective customers. Neverheless, not all of them have the skills and dexterity to meet your level of expectation. There are many companies that promise top-notch services, but fail to keep their words. Naturally, it only makes sense to stay away from such deceitful activities. Here are a few vital things that you must consider when choosing a home cleaning company.

When you opt for professional house cleaning services, you'll notice that they follow a special way of cleaning your property. Beside, they also offer a range of services like office cleaning, domestic cleaning, carpet cleaning and also end-of-lease cleaning. Before beginning with the cleaning process, the agency must give you details on their cleaning set-ups as well as fee estimation. This should help you in settling on the service that you need for your house. Moreover, when choosing a clean-up agency, it's important to check whether they have a system that assures quality services.

Before proceeding with the cleaning method, it's advisable to know about a few important things, chiefly because you own the property. This way, you make sure that they complete the task more quickly and efficiently. The agreement must entail all the cleaning services and systems offered by the company. This way, it'll be easier for you to avoid any future hassle. As a general rule of the thumb, consider appointing an agency with good name and reputation in the market. Although there are many agencies that make tall commitments to their clients, only a few of them really keep their words. So, stay cautious and make a sensible choice. …

Winning Roulette Against All Odds

Charles DeVille Wells was said to be "The Man Who Broke the Bank in Monte Carlo." An enduring mystique has grown around this story even inspiring a song about it. It was also said that he accomplished this feat using the "Labouchere" or Cancellation System. It's hard to say how much truth there is to the legend, but I do know this is an insidious little system that seems to win on balance until a long series of unfavorable decisions creates a catastrophic loss. Wells died broke in 1926.

Roulette is one of the simplest of all casino games but holds a remarkable fascination for it's followers. The crudest recorded versions date back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. The modern game we know today began in France in the 1800's. The name Roulette is a French word meaning "little wheel."

In England a variation of the game was called EO (stood for even / odd) and in the 1800's America's wild west saloons they played another variation of a wheel game called Faro.

The European version of roulette is designed with 36 numbers and a single 0. With an odds payout of 35 to 1 the house percentage is vastly more favorable than the double zero wheel that is used on this side of the Atlantic.

With the single zero wheel and a feature called "en prison," the house percentage is 2.7%. When the zero appears, all wagers on the outside of the table (odd / even, red / black, high / low) are not lost and stay on the table for the next spin or the player has the option to forfeit half his bet. These features reduce the casino's percentage to 2.7% and on even money wagers it further reduced to 1.35%.

Roulette in American casinos employs a zero / double zero on their wheel and is a world apart from the European ones. Using the 0/00 added to the 36 numbers increases the casino's advantage to 5.26% which is why the game enjoys much greater popularity in European casinos than it does here in the US The payoff on winning bets are the same, 35 to 1, the Negative house percentage is double.

Despite the increased house edge against the player, there are still some advantages to playing roulette. First, it can be a very relaxing game and provides a nice diversion from some of the more serious table games. It can be an enjoyable way to pass the time.

Secondly, since it is a game with a low expectation of a winning income, it can be played with very low table minimums or starting capital.

This is not to say that it is impossible for the intelligent player to win playing roulette. On the contrast, compared to wagering on slot machines or the BIG 6 wheel where the percentages range from 10% on certain machines, to as high as 18% against the player it is by far a better bet.

Although I regularly hear the …

12 Tips For Preventing Yeast Infections

“I have a yeast infection!”

Yeast infections plague many women. It is estimated that 75% of women will have suffered from a yeast infection at least once in their lives. So it’s important to know how to prevent them. There are over 20 species of candida which is the scientific name for yeast. Candida albicans is the type of fungus that generally causes vaginitis. I’m sure you’ve heard the word thrush being used as well as yeast infection. Thrush is just a term used to describe a fungal infection caused by any form of Candida.

If you’ve ever suffered from a vaginal yeast infection, you know the uncomfortable symptoms that are associated with it:

  • Itchiness in the vagina
  • Burning sensation
  • Pain during urination and/or sexual intercourse
  • A thick, cottage cheese like vaginal discharge

In this article I’m going to share with you some really simple ways to avoid yeast infections and all its irritating symptoms.

  1. Don’t use scented pads or tampons. It’s really simple but effective.
  2. Always wear cotton underwear. If that’s too boring for you, just make sure the underwear has a cotton panel.
  3. Avoid wearing nylon pantyhose or again make sure they have a cotton panel.
  4. Adding a cup of yogurt to your diet could help prevent the growth of yeast. Just make sure it contains live cultures of lactobacillius acidophilus or it won’t have the desired effect.
  5. Don’t douche. This can disturb the natural pH balance in the vagina.
  6. Make sure to wipe from front to back while in the bathroom to prevent the spread of bacteria. This can be the cause of yeast infections in healthy women so make sure you take care when wiping.
  7. Reduce sugar intake. This is especially important if you are diabetic. Increased sugar levels can help yeast grow faster.
  8. Avoid wearing tight clothing. Tight clothing provides a warm environment for yeast to grow. Just wear looser jeans or wear more skirts/dresses.
  9. Moisture offers an ideal environment for the growth of yeast so make sure to dry yourself off well after a shower or a bath.
  10. Leaving on a wet bathing suit can really help the growth of yeast. Change out of damp clothes.
  11. Don’t use scented soaps, bubble bath solutions, or washes.
  12. Manage your stress levels. It’s harder to fight anything off when your stressed and run down. Studies have linked stress with aiding the growth of yeast so find ways to de-stress like exercising or taking yoga classes. Whatever works for you.

There’s 12 really easy ways to prevent yeast infections that I hope you can incorporate into your lives. To find out how to get rid of a yeast infection visit my website. You’ll find the link below.…

What’s the Difference Between Patio Room and Sunroom?

The sun is shining and it’s pretty great weather out there. Well, when it wants to behave. The Pittsburgh area summer temperatures average between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, give or take a few degrees. But, we also know what happens when the summer weather kicks into action– the mosquitoes are on the attack.

It’s no mystery why most humans, animals, or anything living has a fairly high disliking for the little buggers. They love to bite and buzz, and they leave us with an irritating itch! Not the best household guests, are they?

But, we also know that they come out in fleets right in unison with our work schedules. They come out early in the morning as you’re grabbing the paper, and they swarm at night when you want to relax outside after a hard day’s work.

So, how can you enjoy your patio when there are mosquitoes everywhere? You live in the marshy side of town, which only makes things worse. The wildlife is beautiful, but the mosquitoes; yikes!

Well, there are plenty of options. If you are looking for ways to improve your home’s livability and curb appeal, then choosing between a patio room and a sunroom may be your best bet. But, what is the difference, anyway? Keep reading!

The Patio Room

A patio room is a great idea for any homeowner looking for an escape from the pesky critters and mosquitoes that ruin the outdoor experience. You may be hardly using the patio as is. Now is your chance to really make the most of your home and its assets. If you think you will ever sell, make the upgrade now and reap the benefits when your house gets sold.

By locating your local contractor who specializes in patio room installation, the job will get done in no time. With some insulation, flooring, beautiful windows, doors, and screens; your patio screen room will be good to go!

Are you finding it difficult to understand the rational behind screening in your patio? Well, nowadays homebuyers are looking for all the possible ways to improve their home’s beauty. When the time comes to sell, you are going to want to make home improvements by the bundle. If your home could use the extra space and the added curb appeal, then there’s no reason you shouldn’t enclose your patio.

So, what if you make the installation and then the house gets sold. But the new homeowner wants to have a room that can be used all year round? Do they have to tear down your patio room?

No!

Enter the Sunroom

A patio enclosure is a great use of space and your money. By updating your patio into a patio room, you are actually taking the first step that could lead to becoming a room with a year-round purpose!

By just asking your contractor to make some changes you can have your very own year-round sunroom.

Your sunroom will provide you with all the natural light you …

Excess Vaginal Wetness – What are Your Options

Vaginal Wetness during Sex: YOU MAY BE WETTER THAN NECESSARY!

Most of us assume that sex is best when wet, but are you feeling as much as you could be from intercourse? Just like a car engine, there is an upper and lower range that is required for maximum performance.

Too much natural lubrication (wetness) during sex reduces pleasure for both partners. Females lose greater stimulation along the vaginal walls. Men lose out on the corresponding ‘tight’ sensation that they love. We all have an optimum level of friction that is required to enable heightened pleasure for both partners, thus leading to easier climax. This level of stimulation can most easily be obtained by experimenting with your wetness level. Sex could be much more satisfying than what you think it already is.

A woman’s wetness level increases naturally as arousal increases. But for some ladies, even the slightest turn-on is enough to produce an extravagant amount of lubrication. If excess wetness is a problem for you, OR if you wish to simply experiment with different levels of wetness, seeking the most pleasurable ‘tight’ sensation for your man, what can you do?

First, realize that there is more involved in sex than just the intercourse part of it. More women achieve orgasms by clitoral stimulation than by intercourse. However, intercourse is an intimate act & should be satisfying when possible. If it is not enjoyable, then a couple will more than likely become romantically distant. This is the beginning of marriage deterioration.

Secondly, you should see your doctor to be sure there is no infection, abnormalities, or other problem causing your excess wetness, especially if it is something new. Don’t take chances!

Medical Options:

The most radical solution to excess wetness is surgery. This should be your last resort, & is rarely necessary. Other medical procedures include freezing or lasering the cervix to reduce secretions, electrical stimulation, & treatment with magnetic fields. These treatments can variously be painful, costly, & time consuming. There is no guarantee of success or that the problem will not return.

Non-Medical Options:

There are numerous options, but few realistic ones. Here are some common things couples try (including some “old wives tales”) & comments about their effectiveness.

1) Anything that dries up the mouth. In general, if it dries the mouth, then it will also affect the vagina somewhat. Examples would be decongestants, antihistamines, cold formulas, certain antidepressants, alcohol, cigarettes, & marijuana. While these may work to some degree, wetness & corresponding tightness levels are not controllable, not to mention that a dry mouth is not as tasty during kissing & is more conductive to bad breath due to lack of saliva.

2) Try an Alum Douche. We’ve heard of this, but don’t know any doctor recommending it. Alum acts to contract walls of vagina, but can be irritating & cause yeast infections. There’s no way to judge how long it will last nor a way to control the extent of tightening

3) Use a ribbed …

Advantages of Buying Used Ford Fiesta Cars

Consider buying a second hand Ford car? Tired with your old ride and wants to shift to a performance level vehicle? Are you somehow limiting your budget but would still want to go for Ford? These are probably few of the questions you might get yourself thinking. If you prefer a vehicle equipped with the latest features then you might want to consider getting a used Ford Fiesta car.

There are several benefits a used Ford car can offer you. One of which is the convenience of getting it from any dealer. Most of these used cars are made available in automobile stores, online dealers and Ford direct markets.

Second advantage is its affordability. As compared to other brands, Ford cars are more reasonable. Their prices are within everybody’s means and can be considered an economical investment. Worry not because there are several dealers that offer loan schemes allowing customer to purchase the most affordable Ford model.

Along with its affordability is its ability to last for several years. Used Ford Fiesta cars are known to have excellent interior workings that could remain reliable through the years. Contrary to traditional beliefs, pre-owned Ford cars are unlikely to break down. They don’t necessarily require expensive repairs that often cause rip offs among customers.

Fuel efficiency is one advantage used Ford cars can offer you. This feature can definitely save you from added problems that usually come with the purchase. As for the fuel consumption, buyers don’t have to fret as Ford cars are fuel efficient in nature. They were manufactured in such way that they won’t rip you off with too much fuel consumption.

One more reason why most buyers are drawn to buying used Ford cars is because of its appealing exterior design. Its sleek exterior definitely adds up to this vehicle’s overall quality.

Some of the car owners are still torn between buying a brand new car or a used Ford Fiesta. Although both share the same technical and mechanical details, each still offers their own advantages and disadvantages.

There are a wide range of used Ford cars made available for your personal selection. Take for instance Ford Fiesta 1.6. This Ford model comes with leather steering wheel and gear knobs, front fog lights, driver and passenger airbags, remote central locking and other features typical among Ford vehicles. Price range is usually from £15,200 to £16,000 which makes it one of the most affordable Ford models.

Ford Fiesta 1.4 shares the same technical details with that of Ford Fiesta 1.6. It uses petrol for its fuel and has a manual transmission. For detailed engineering, there are several online sites that you can provide you additional information.

Comparing the features of all Ford Fiesta models across all brands can help you pick your ideal vehicle. Check on the upgraded features as well as the technical details of these used Ford Fiesta cars. It is important that you get hold of a quality vehicle paired with quality services.…

Networking Do’s And Don’ts

Networking is a crucial marketing tool, it is a great way to develop mutually beneficial relationships with like minded professionals. Networking can occur in a variety of settings: from face-to-face business conferences, to luncheons, coffee, or afterwork drinks meetings. There are also several online networking platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIm, Houzz and more. Networking is extremely important to interior design professionals as it has the ability to open doors to new opportunities. Interacting with the right people can earn you referrals, advise, and even create awareness of your company. It is a great way to gain credibility, trust and professional reputation. So what are the Do’s and Don’ts of networking? Find them below:

DO’S

  • Get familiar – Familiarize yourself with the event and the companies who will be attending.
  • Name Tag – Wear it on your right side, as it is naturally the first place the viewer will look.
  • Set Objectives – Such as how many people you would like to approach, what kind of information you’d like to learn or obtain, as well as the points you’d like to convey about yourself and the company.
  • Wear your best attitude – Don’t be afraid to say hello to people around you, everyone is on the same boat. Be approachable and engaging.
  • Prepare and use an “Elevator Pitch” – Be accurate, concise and to the point, you want to make sure you engage your listener from the get-go and keep them interested all along.
  • Business cards – Bring more than enough with you as they are a great way to exchange contact information. If possible, write a brief note on the back about where and when you met as a reminder.
  • Listen and learn – There is much we can learn from other’s experiences, this is a valuable lesson in life and in business.
  • Be Patient – Networking is developing strong, long-standing business relationships.
  • Be prepared – Anticipate the kind of people you are likely to meet and have in mind questions to ask them related to the information you’d like to obtain.
  • Follow up – Create a mailing list and make contact with the people you’ve met on a monthly basis.

DONT’S

  • Don’t be late. It creates distraction from the entire event if you walk in late, and people may remember it and not in a positive way.
  • Don’t be shy Do not only talk to the people you already know. Networking is precisely to meet new people.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions – All questions are valid. Everyone is scared of appearing ignorant but there’s no need. The majority of people will be happy to share their knowledge and expertise, so take advantage and ask as many questions as you can.
  • Do not cross your arms – Body language can be very powerful. Crossing your arms makes you look unapproachable.
  • Avoid self-promotion – This method is more likely to be perceived as negative than build valuable relationships. Be humble and open.
  • Don’t forget to follow up

How to Paint Laminate Countertops – 4 Easy Steps

We are often asked how to paint an existing laminate countertop, and if it is even possible. Yes, you can paint countertops, but you need to prepare the countertop surface carefully beforehand with special primer. Here's how.

(1) Wash the countertop with some ammonia-based cleaner or some warm ammonia diluted with water. Get it as clean as possible, removing all dirt and grime. When the surface is dry, you may wish to put strips of low-tack painter's tape on any trim around the countertop.

(2) The next step is to prime the countertop surface with a bonding primer, this will make sure the paint will stick to a non-porous surface. Some good bonding primers are XIM 400, Sherwin-Williams PrepRite®, or Zinssers Bin. Follow the primer manufacturers instructions; Plan on allowing the primer to set for about 24 hours before painting. The odor can be strong, so consider opening windows and closing the room off from the rest of the house when using these products.

(3) When the primer is dry, it's time to paint your selected new color paint to the existing laminate countertop. Nothing changes a kitchen's look quite so much as countertop finishes, so make sure you've matched swatches to your existing colors – appliances, walls, flooring and all. If you use your laminate countertops to prepare food directly on, use water based paint; The chemicals in oil based paints may leech into your food, which is not a good thing. Apply two to three thin layers of paint, letting them dry between each coating. If you like, and are feeling creative, you can stencil-paint some patterned borders on your laminate countertops new base paint as well at this point.

(4) The final step is to seal the paint. Three coats of satin or high-gloss non-yellowing polyurethane will give you maximum durability. I prefer water-based sealer; It will not alter the appearance of your paint's colors when it dries. Allow the sealer to dry 24 hrs. You might have to order take-out dinners for a couple of days, but it will be worth it when you see your fabulous new painted laminate countertops in your kitchen. …

Motivation Vs Inspiration

“My doctor says I need to lose some weight.”

“My boss says I need to get more motivated at work.”

“I know I should clean out the garage, but I don’t feel like it.”

Sound familiar?

If only we could motivate ourselves to do the things we need to do! Then life would be a lot easier, wouldn’t it? An entire industry exists around the subject of motivation. The problem is that there are so many books, seminars and videos out there! How do you know which one is best for you? Well, if there was one technique or formula that really worked, we wouldn’t need all that stuff! There must be something fundamentally flawed with existing motivational procedures.

Governments, religions, and authority figures use fear to motivate. That works for a while, because when people get scared, their biological “fight or flight’ mechanism kicks in and there is a rush of adrenaline. The threat of physical punishment often works temporarily to keep people on the straight and narrow. But like an energy drink filled with sugar and caffeine, that high always wears off. People eventually come to understand that toeing the line is less important than maintaining personal integrity and dignity.

Personal resolutions for change that come from somebody else’s idea of what is right or good — like losing weight (doctor), or doing better at work (boss) or cleaning the garage (the wife has been nagging you about it) also fail.

But what would happen if you were inspired to do these things?

Maybe you’d like to lose weight because you’ve got a closet full of beautiful clothes that you can’t wear anymore. The thought of seeing yourself in the mirror with your new figure makes you feel great.

Maybe you want to do better at work because you want to remodel that kitchen, and you are going to need an extra $30,000 this year. The thought of your new kitchen gets you fired up to improve your performance and get noticed for the new administrative position that is opening up.

And for something more mundane like a clean garage, well, every time you want to cut the grass you have to unpile the junk from on top of the lawnmower. And really, it’s getting pretty hard to find your toolbox too. Wouldn’t it be great to have a clean space where it’s easy to get the stuff you need?

There are millions of ways to get inspired, all of them probably different for each person. Motivational techniques, however, are a kind of sales job, where the sales pitch comes from somebody else. Sometimes you can convince yourself to go along for a while, but eventually you just tell the salesman to shutup and go away!

There is a subtle but significant difference between motivation and inspiration. You need to get motivated to do something you feel you should do. Usually these are tasks dictated from outside yourself.

Inspiration, however, is an entirely different animal. Inspiration comes wholly …

The Signage Evolution

Do you may remember the classic porcelain service station signs illuminated with high-watt light bulbs, like “Texaco” and “Skelly” (which are now highly valued collector items)?

Then came the vacuum-formed, plastic-faced signs that were backlit with fluorescent lamps and used a marquis with changeable plastic “Wagner” or “ZIP” letters for specials and fuel pricing.

Yes, the sign industry has evolved over the past few decades. Today, large LED displays offer high impact, animated message systems that employ a marketing strategy.

One of the latest contributions to the signage evolution is interior digital video signage. More and more restaurants, retailers, service locations and medical offices are using these displays for various content to engage their customers.

“Video enhances the customer experience: People like videos and have come to expect them. And often videos are the best way to impart the information. Video boosts customer service by increasing customer engagement, leading to higher customer satisfaction.” – Right Answers Inc.

The days of the static white board food menu are being replaced with high definition product photographs and videos with brief descriptions and pricing. Digital menu boards help customers make decisions faster and more accurately, while reducing order and wait times. CarterEnergy customer, Sugarfoot C-Store & BBQ, experienced this first-hand when they made the decision to go with digital menu boards for their BBQ and their new Fresh Burrito Bar in their C-Store.

Digital signage is being utilized to highlight a menu of specific auto services that KCI Auto Care offers while customers are traveling through Kansas City International Airport (KCI). Big-O-Tires uses their digital signage for service pricing and to educate customers with Auto Seasonal Preparation videos.

Other digital sign applications include interactive (touchscreen) building directories and wayfinding kiosks, company information in lobbies, trade show booths, in-store video billboards, video walls, cylinders and boxes, to name a few.

But in all things digital signage, bigger is often better. Considered the avant-garde of digital signage solutions, video walls, aka architectural media or techorating, depending on the application, can influence the ambiance of the building by the way it is integrated into the environment. Similarly, creative content can stimulate the senses, arouse and influence behavior that complements the purpose of building designs, which reinforces and extends the core brand image. Dynamic content can immerse control rooms, wrap around buildings, decorate expansive interiors with artistic displays, and provide interactive content into an exciting and over-the-top visual experience.

Take a moment to notice the digital signage around you, and you will be amazed how prevalent and creative this marketing tool has become.…