Month: December 2018

A Close Look at Bosch Microwaves

Today there are so many choices and options when looking at a microwave product line. Although it may seem like all microwaves are the same and perform the same duties, you will be surprised at the minority differences between types and styles. Before making a final decision on your microwave purchase, you will want to research all the specifications available in order to choose the style and product that you desire for all your family needs.

The microwave for you should reflect your own personal style and flair in your kitchen and merge well with your décor. Gone are the days of over-sized, bulky microwaves that your mother had which were hidden away in a corner of the kitchen or tucked away in a cabinet. Today Bosch microwaves manage to combine supreme functionality with a superb style that is suitable for any modern day kitchen.

Bosch has 2 options for their microwave product line. Depending on the outlay of your kitchen and your personal usage for a microwave, you can choose between a built-in model and an over-the-range style. Each product line has its own benefits and unique features that would be fitting for any lifestyle. All Bosch microwaves come in a variety of finishes including white, stainless steel or black, with titanium only being available for the over-the-range line of products. Choosing between a difference of turntable size (12 "or 15") or even the watts available can be a small task if you know what you are looking for in terms of overall size and functionality for your new appliance.

Bosch built-in microwaves have multi-sensor cooking modes within them to measure the amount of humidity in order to automatically adjust the cooking time for the type of food that is being cooked. This added performance is cutting-edge technology and is a standard feature for all built-in microwaves from Bosch. Trim kits are available for giving your Bosch microwave that seamless, stylish display that is built into any cabinet in your kitchen in order to keep the uniformity of all your appliances appealing to the eye.

Not only should your new microwave be easy to use, but also attractive and fit into your kitchen's style.
Over the range microwaves are great for making space in the kitchen – the do not take up much room. This style also comes with a 300CFM ventilation system – an important feature when deciding upon a microwave that will be mounted in the kitchen. …

Sexual Hunting in Astrology

The most powerful of all drives in man are the instincts for self-preservation, procreation and sensual pleasure. Sex is a very emotionally charged subject.

Unfortunately for most people, the basic sexual -urge is a reflection of their animal nature.

Sexual hunting is one of the many reasons to create trouble in married life. When husband and wife are not satisfied in each other and they are interested in others to get pleasures.

Factors Responsible For Sexual Hunting

Sign Libra:satisfactory results in love affair and conjugal bliss

7th house from Ascendant/Sun/Moon:represents wife/husband, marriage, marital happiness, and sexual pleasures.

Moon: emotions, desires of human mind, and give courage for passions for sex

Venus: significator of wife in male chart, maintain sexual activities.

Mars:represents martial planet, courage, passion for carnal pleasures.

Jupiter: significator for husband in a female’s chart.

Saturn; separative in nature

Different Combinations for Sexual Hunting

Sign Libra

1.If sign Libra is owned by Moon and Venus, sexual appeal enhances. If they are further aspected by Rahu/Mars the native will involves in corrupt sexual practices.

2. If Libra sign is owned by 4 or more than 4 planets domestic pleasure, cohabitation and conjugal life gets disturbed.

7th house/lord

1.7th lord/Venus be conjoined with nodes Rahu/Ketu and aspected by a malefic the native or his wife will be adulterous in nature.

2.Mars, mercury and Venus in 7th, with no benefice aspects and Jupiter is not in quadrant, render the native passionate and make him seek unnatural sources of gratification.

3.Different position for 7th lord:

A. In 1st house—the native become highly sexual and attracted towards other women. And if 1st lord is also posited in 7th the native will become hetro-sexual.

B. In 2nd house—native will not satisfy with his wife.

C. In 8th house—native goes to prostitutes and loves others women in comparison to his wife.

D. In 12th house— the wife of the native will be highly sexual.

Saturn

1. Afflicted Saturn in 4th house, the native will commit incest.

2. Saturn in 5th/7th house the native will get pleasure from old women.

3. Saturn with Moon/Venus/Mars gives adulterous nature.

4. Saturn in quadrant in its own sign/exaltation the native will become highly sexual.

Jupiter

1. Afflicted Jupiter in 1st/7th/10th/12th house, the native may cross any limit for sexual gratification.

2. Jupiter in 6th house in a male sign makes a person sensuous

Moon

1. Afflicted Moon/Venus in 9th, the native will violate his teacher’s bed.

2. Weak Moon joins a malefic in 7th house, he will corrupt a married women.

3. Moon forming bad aspect with Venus gives pleasure with others partner.

4. If Moon is in the 7th and debilitated, sex relations takes place with maid -servants.

5. Moon in 12th house in Pisces, the native becomes highly sexual.

Venus

1. Venus in 7th makes one passionate.

2. If Venus in Ascendant with lords of 2nd/7th/6th, the native moral character will be questionable.

3. Venus combines Mars/Rahu or aspected by them …

How To Give Your Small Kitchen A Makeover

Even with limited space and a tight budget, you can still give your small kitchen a makeover that will look and function well in the next few years. You may choose to do the changes all at once or gradually depending your resources and available time. There are virtually hundreds of designs available in magazines, books and online so you don’t have to pay for a professional.

Learning About Styles and Colors

Look up all available resources for the different styles that you’re interested in. It may help to look at other people’s kitchens, shop displays and galleries so that you have an idea if the style is good enough for your space. It may be too risky to invest in bulky classic designs inspired by the Victorian or Neoclassic era. Contemporary and country style kitchens are typically easier to accomplish with the limited area. The idea is to provide less items and décor to free up extra space to avoid clutter and a cramped appearance.

Styles also refer to appliances, decorations and kitchen tools. Avoid putting too many of these unless you use them frequently. As much as possible, keep items out of sight and store them in cabinets and drawers to tidy up the kitchen. Stainless steel materials are ideal for providing more light and creating a sleek appearance. Glass is also a good choice for kitchenware. You may use glass jars to store ingredients and condiments. Tall items are preferred since these seem to expand the room and make the ceiling look higher.

Color is very important for your small kitchen makeover. Try to liven up the area with brighter tones like orange, gold and yellow. Compliment with touches of white, beige or hardwood. You may use kitchen items as well to compliment your main color theme. Use a color wheel so that you can properly find the tones that match your style. Paint the cabinets, walls and ceiling yourself to save more. As for decorations, stick to your color theme at all times. Your kitchen floor could also use a makeover. Simply take out old linoleum or tiles then set a new design. If you have hardwood flooring, you may simply want to re-polish for a fresher look.

More Makeovers

You can continue doing makeovers even in small accents like replacing old knobs and drawer handles. Placing new window treatments are also a fine addition if you want to control light more. Check out how much light is needed to illuminate different corners of the room since you may want to add or reduce the wattage as needed to save more energy.…

Adding Or Removing Thousands? – DIY Projects and the Value of a Home After DIY Home Improvement

Of course, nearly everyone as at some point tried DIY home improvement. But does it increase the potential selling value of a home after? According to interior designer Scott McAllister:

"Home improvements, their costs and their resultant profits are not a precise science. For this reason, it's hard to specifically quantify what works and what does not. For example, laminate flooring has an inferiority a popularity nosedive due to the market being flooded by so many photographic plastic options. "

McAllister continues with:

"Their cheapness has created a stigma – and even expensive options have become tarred with the same brush.

DIY projects that increase the value of a home

To raise the value of a house, you need to carry out DIY home improvement projects that will definitely withstand the test of time. For example, if you do have laminate flooring you can install vintage wooden doors.

To install wooden doors, you would need a screwdriver, a pair of thick gloves, 4-inch door-frame screws and a hammer. To remove the door from the frame, simply unscrew the hinges from the door frame.

Get that old door off

Once the hinges come off, slowly ease the door from frame itself, taking care not to damage the edges. You would want to of course, preserve the old door for use later on. Home values ​​go up when front doors are beautiful- so choose the replacement door properly.

Another interesting DIY home improvement project that can raise the value of your home is replacing worn out bathroom tiles. If the tiles are more than a decade old and you plan on selling within the next few months, now would be the opportune time to replace the tiles.

Replacing worn out tiles

The replacement of worn out bathroom tiles is a bit more difficult than the first project, Of course, the tiles in the bathroom can no longer be recovered completely intact, so make sure you can dispose of the broken tiles immediately afterwards.

Designer tiles can be put in place of the old ones. Designer tiles employ a variety of new colors and textures that will naturally emphasize the dimensions of the bathroom.

For this project you would need a few sacks for tile disposal, a large chisel or a crow bar and a mallet or an equivalent. If possible, work the tiles when they are wet as this reduces friction and lessens dust clouds during working. Drive the crowbar against the underside of the tiles and slowly work around the tiles.

Ease the tiles off the floor, making sure that none are left behind. Smooth white cement may be used to install the new designer tiles after the bathroom floor has been re-leased.

Justin Ray, an interior designer for the TV show How Not to Decorate warns people:

"A bad DIY project will always detract from the resale value. Anything that looks unprofessional, such as a badly-fitted kitchen or uneven plastering, will get buyers wondering." …

Kitchen Dangers For Kids

Most kids are fascinated by the kitchen. It is an exciting place with lots of gadgets and appliances, interesting smells and noises, and plenty of people working hard. But have you ever considered that it could have been a dangerous place for kids? I will share a story that may reinforce that.

I grow up in a house with four brothers. We had to learn to fend for ourselves quite a bit when my mother went to work to help pay the bills. One of the things we learned by doing was cooking for ourselves.

Now I will be the first to admit, I am no gourmet. I was very limited in my creations to things such as frozen foods, canned foods, egg sandwiches, popcorn, etc. I also baked an occasional cake and a batch of chocolate chip cookies.

I was about 12 years old when I decided to deep fry some french fries. Now, what kid does not love hot french fries? I put the shortening in the frying pan and turned it on high, waiting for the grease to melt. A few days earlier, my father had put a television in the kitchen so we could watch it at the bar we had there. I became enamored of something that was on and sat down. Suddenly I heard a loud "poof" and jerked my head around to see very high flames coming out of the pan. Panicked, I did exactly what they advise you not to do; grab the pan and throw it toward the sink. Luckily for me, it landed in the sink and I turned on the water and watched the steamy mess for a few seconds.

After ensuring that the fire was out, I surveyed the damage; black flame marks on the ceiling, the worst smell in history, and a greasy mess everywhere. My mother came home and actually did not get as angry as I thought she would for almost burning down her house. She did however tell me next time just put the lid on the pan!

The experience taught me to be much more careful in the kitchen when dealing with stoves and appliances. I recommend you spend some quality time with your children demonstrating how everything works and the importance of being careful while using the kitchen. Peace of mind is much easier to achieve if you have prepared your children for possible dangers. …

Tools Making Life Dangerously Soft

As a silkscreen artist, I used to use a stencil or silkscreen film cutter which looks like a fat pen with a pointed blade. Since I’m also a graphic artist, I know that using this tool requires more handskill than drawing or painting. In the late 80’s, a new version of this tool became available. The amazing innovation was that the blade is now flexible -it bends and moves with the curve and line your hand is making! Then I realized just how hard was it to use the original solid model and how much skill was required to use it. The new model had made my job easier and is gentler to my hand. As years go by, the invention of tools and gadgets that saves us time and made life easier suddenly flooded the market. Are these tools good for us? Some people of the older generations don’t think so. A soft life is unhealthy they say and I agree with that. But I think overworked people are entitled to use these tools. Too hard a life is also bad for health.

Here is my list of tools that makes life too soft:

Swivel Chair

Instead of standing up that makes our blood circulate, we can just rotate or roll the chair. The cushion of the chair also stops blood circulation.

Public Laundries that Does All the Work for You

Manually squeezing and drying our clothes is just a small exercise. But no -this service will take that away from you.

Instant Food

A solution to manually preparing food. And I don’t have to mention the dangerous preservatives these food contain.

Remote Controls for Everything

For TV’s, aircons, power fans, sound systems, etc… We don’t need to stand up and flex some muscles.

Kitchen Gadgets

I think these gadgets amaze me the most. We have vegetable peeler, fruit corer, meat, vegetable, and fruit slicer, food dispenser, power dishwasher, blender, stirrer, coffee maker, and most of these have timers so you can sit back, continue relaxing and just wait for the beep.

Garage Power Tools

Electric saw, power drill, nail gun, power screw drivers -no more need to flex and exercise our hand muscles.

Now I’m sure I can add more tools and gadgets but enough for now. Imagine you use all these tools saving a lot of time and physical exercise. Where do we spend the saved time? Probably not for exercise but for more relaxation or late-night parties. Are these all good for our health?…

Refrigerator Repair: How to Identify Common Causes of Refrigerator Noise

Is your refrigerator keeping you up at night with its various moans and groans? When you need immediate relief from your noisy refrigerator, there are a few steps you can take. Follow these helpful tips from your local appliance repair shop:

  • Locate the source of the noise – Is the noise coming from the inside of the freezer, or the outside back of the refrigerator? Determining what area the noise is coming from will help you narrow down the possible components that might be causing the sound.
  • Troubleshoot – There are only a handful of parts in a refrigerator that typically cause noise. Once you have narrowed down the general location of the sound, you can begin troubleshooting various components to try to resolve the issue. While some issues can easily be fixed with minimal effort, others will require that you call in a professional who is trained in refrigeration repair.

Noise Inside the Freezer

Noise originating inside the freezer can typically be attributed to the evaporator fan, which runs whenever the unit is actively cooling. If you notice a chirping, squealing, or groaning sound that comes and goes (rather than being steady), it may be an issue with the fan motor. To find out for sure, open the freezer door and hold down the light/fan switch if there is one. If the sound gets louder with the door open, you can be pretty sure that the fan is the cause. Unfortunately, there is no way to repair the evaporator fan motor–you must replace the part in order to resolve the issue.

Noise from the Back of the Refrigerator

Most noises that you notice will come from the back of the refrigerator, where most of the moving parts are located. If you have a self-defrosting unit, the first place you will want to check is the condenser fan. The condenser fan is located on the back of the refrigerator, often behind a thin panel. The fan can occasionally accumulate a buildup of lint and other debris, causing a buzzing or clicking noise. You can try to resolve the problem by removing the thin cover to access the fan, and then cleaning the fan of any debris using a soft bristled brush (old toothbrushes are great for this!). Once the fan is clear of dust or other materials, replace the cover and plug the refrigerator back in. If you still have noise coming from the condenser fan after cleaning it, you may have to replace the part with the help of an appliance repair company.

If your refrigerator is making a rumbling, or purring noise from the back, it may indicate a problem with your compressor. The compressor is located in a football-sized case on the back of the refrigerator, near the bottom of the unit, and usually contains either black or copper tubes with a variety of colored wires. The compressor is typically a sealed unit, so it can not be replaced by a do-it-yourselfer. If you are able to …

The Reluctant Gardening Calendar – February

February is showing the first, ominous, signs that the arrival of spring is fast approaching. The wild snowdrops are bobbing heads beneeth the hedgerow and this week I have seen the first wild primrose and tiny violets in the riverbank down by the meadow. Add that to the fact that the Christmas cake is, finally, finished, and it's a good indication that before long even the Reluctant Gardener will have to admit its time to get out and * do something * on the soggy side of the patio door.

It's the time of year when all those great excuses for leaving things not-done in the autumn – which seemed such a good idea at the time – start to look not-so-good after all. I DO know where the garden shed is located – because I have quite a good memory – it's just temporarily invisible at the moment. The forsythia and the thingie-with-pink-flowers have grown up, over and around, creating a green burial mound. Last autumn's labor-saving decision means we will probably need a machete to liberate the mower.

…… and while I'm on the subject of things growing, growing, GROWING, I reckon thereought to be a law against Garden Centers selling pretty little flowering things in pots which turn into humungous other-plant-gobbling monsters in a remarkable short space of time. The label said * something-or-other-fuchsia * – fuchsia my Aunt Florence! – its 7ft high over 10ft in diameter and obliterating every other plant in its path to world domination. This nightmare is high on the list of this year's * to-do's * – following on from its previous position on last year's * given-up-as-just-too-much-hard-work * list. It's at times like these that mind turns to thoughts of dynamite.

That is what the Reluctant Gardener actually does in February – make lists. The longest list is always the * to-do * list – which is really a follow-on from last year's * didn't-do * list and therefore a bit depressing. The cozy comfort of January curled up in front of the fire with hot chocolate and a book gives way to prowling around outside and taking stock of the size of the task waiting for spring. Its depressing because everything looks tatty, soggy and quite uninspiring.

That, however, will change with the first warm sunny day. The first temperature rise combined with that most essential ingredient – sunshine – results in a rush of insanity. Plants shoot up through the soil and gardeners shoot outside to grub around. This erratic behavior infects the relevant gardeners as well as the keen ones and is known as Spring. It's the time when you actually SEE your next door neighbors for the first time for months. It's a community insanity and it's catching. You see them-next-door outside grubbing about and the next thing is you pulling on the wellies and joining in. Later, of course, still suffering from the unaccustomed activity even after a hot bath, you wish you had just …

Wood Furniture: 3 Clever Methods To Make Use Of All The Space In Your Home

Space is never enough even when you have a lot to spare. No matter how small or unusual a room is, an open and creative mind will always see unused space changed from perfect to poky. The experts tell us how.

Solid Wood Furniture Extra Space Using Tips

Embrace Change
Wood furniture types that serve multiple purposes are everything and the new trend. Find a table that can work as a dining table and as a work desk, purchase a sofa that can be doubled as a guest bed or can also serve the purpose of a coffee table and bonus seats when a guest comes over.

Bare Walls
If your room feels messy, put your empty walls to use. They are good for more than just hanging inspirational wall hangings, you know!

  • Built-In Shelves – Built-in shelves or wall shelves are perfect for creating storage without any space away from the room.
  • Bar Racks – Kitchen cabinets are overflowing with pans and pots? Adding some barracks to your wall will make more storage space as well as quirky kitchen display.
  • Corner Shelves – Often left ignored to collect piles of dust, an empty corner shelf is a great way for additional shelving. Add some life to your oak living room furniture sets by adding some beautiful decoration items of the corner shelves.

Conceal
Nothing makes a small space look smaller and more clustered – than being able to see everything. So consider all the covering methods available to you. Curtains and other fabric are great and easy to hang across doorways and over shelving. Invest in baskets and lidded boxes that you like the look of to hide loose matters is a great idea. Furniture with hidden storage, built-in is worth the investment.

Declutter
OK – are you sick of hearing this? But to be honest, this is one of the best tips so far to maximize that space in your home. There are a lot of things in your house which need to be replaced or are just taking extra space in the store. We have posted about it tons of times, and indeed, there are plenty of tips to try out. But the most important advice is to have the ability to let go of stuff. Instead of holding to every object you own, it's better to consider replacing it. Ask yourself "Do I need this?"

Hide Your Storage
It's not necessary that all the items you are standing should be displayed. Wood furniture is an excellent piece for hiding things – you can help to protect baskets, shelves and the like for a clean look that still boosts storage.

  • Under The Bed – Its time to drain the dust bunnies and take benefit of the space under your bed. Under-bed storage is a smart way to keep your bedroom organized and tidy.
  • Open Shelves – change your bed base for open shelves. This creates piles of storage space and doubles as a cute shelf for your

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