The Feng Shui Guide to Wall Clocks For the Home and Office

Feng Shui has to do with the balancing of energies in a home or office. Where you decide to put a wall clock can have a big influence on the feng shui of both the room it is in, and even of that of the entire house. While it is not considered bad feng shui to have a clock on the wall in your house, where you put it does matter. In addition, the type of clock you have can affect the feng shui of your home or office as well. Here is a guide to help you choose a good location for your clock.

Good places to put wall clocks are the dining room and the kitchen. The kitchen is a place of action and activity, and a clock is handy in keeping track of time for cooking and leaving the house on time. Many people choose to put a large wall clock in the living room. Although this is not really bad feng shui, having a clock in the room where you do relaxing things can disturb the tranquility a little. Glancing up at the clock on the wall can make you think of all the things you need to get done. It depends upon what kind of person you are. If you are a procrastinator and spend too much time watching TV, a clock will remind you to get up and do something else. On the other hand, if you are a work-a-holic, you might not be able to truly settle down and relax with a clock on the wall. A simple solution might be to put it on the wall behind the couch or TV.

It is considered bad feng shui to put a clock at the entrance to your house, so guests see it right away when they walk in the door. You want to make your home feel welcoming, and a clock will set an imposing tone, especially if guests are a few minutes late. Another bad location to put a wall clock is in the bedroom. In addition to disturbing your relaxation, in the silence of the night you can usually hear the "tick tock tick tock" of a clock and it can have a negative impact on your sleep. Use a small battery powered alarm clock instead.

For the office, a wall clock is the norm. It is good feng shui, and will help to keep your work pace on schedule. Choose a clock that fits well with the interior design of your office. Many office settings are very bland with no recognizable decorations, so a unique, decorative wall clock will brighten things up a bit. …

5 Different Types of Vacuum Cleaners

The Main Vacuum Types

There are five primary shapes of vacuum cleaners, each performing a slightly different function, although some combine those forms in order to provide more bang for your buck. Being aware of the expectations you have of your vacuum cleaner can help you more intelligently and decisively pick one of the following.

1. Handheld

Handheld vacuums are perfect for getting those painfully hard-to-reach areas that desperately need a cleaning. The most common example for use is in vacuuming cars, since, as the name suggests, this model can be held in only one hand. Its versatility makes it a dream for suctioning up dirt and debris in a variety of tight places, but it would not serve well for general flooring cleaning, which would take a long time to clean with a handheld. This type of vacuum cleaner comes in all sorts of different forms with equally different price tags.

2. Canister

Canister vacuum cleaners are a happy medium between the upright model and the stick model. They are powerful like the upright cleaners, but feature a slender frame, like the stick cleaners. In this case, a separate canister is attached to a long wand which can be used to maintain not only carpeted areas but also bare flooring as well. This style of vacuum cleaner tends to be one of the most expensive options, given its technologically-forward and multi-functional design.

3. Upright

These cleaners are perhaps the most popular and sought-after forms of vacuum cleaners. When you imagine a vacuum cleaner or see one advertised in media, the image you picture is probably that of an upright machine. These models provide the most powerful clean-up for your house, and offer the comforting benefit of usually easy-to-understand functions and accessories, since most people have used an upright vacuum cleaner at least once in their lifetime. Most models provide settings that allow these vacuum cleaners to be used not only on carpeted surfaces but also bare floors.

4. Stick

While perhaps the least powerful of the vacuum models, stick vacuums have a knack for getting into narrow places and doing a tremendous job on hardwood floors, area rugs and light carpeting. This type of vacuum features a long stick-like handle and a slender construction. The slimness of this model makes it a perfect addition to any closet space, as it tucks neatly into most corners after its purpose has been served.

5. Autonomous / Robot

Robot vacuum cleaners have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, mainly due to the fact that they require little effort on your end. These vacuums are able to roam freely around your home, sucking up any small mess in its way. They not only save you time, but they are also able to reach places that larger vacuums wouldn’t be able to, such as under the couch. One main drawback of robot vacuums is that they typically come at a steep price.

Do you have primarily hardwood floors throughout your house? Are …

Advantage and Disadvantages of Indoor and Outdoor Weddings

Getting married is probably the most important event in your life so you want to make sure that everything goes right on your big day. Preparations for the wedding can be so exhausting and even confusing sometimes especially if you don’t know where to start and what task to do first.

Take a hold of yourself and breathe slowly. Remember that you can’t do all these things at once thus start on the very basic. Decide first on what kind of a wedding you want to have, an indoor or outdoor wedding. When you are able to decide what kind of wedding you want to have then all things will just follow.

There are advantages and disadvantages in having indoor or outdoor wedding that you have to consider before your decide. Of course nothing can beat having a garden wedding or or poolside wedding but then again the weather might not be agreeable to you on the very day of the ceremony so that an indoor wedding is better

If you decide on having an outdoor wedding, check out the place where you want to hold your ceremony to see if you really like the location and if you feel your guests will be comfortable. Check if they have any contingency plans if the weather won’t allow outdoor wedding on the day of your wedding. But if you live in a place where it’s sunny and warmth all the time then outdoor wedding is perfect for you but if you have a rainy climate all throughout the year then indoor wedding is the only option for you.

Outdoor weddings are really beautiful but the weather is the key factor to consider so if you want to be stress free and want your wedding to go on with no problem then having it indoors would be the best option.…

Welwyn Garden City – Hertfordshire – Facts About the Town

The town of Welwyn Garden City – Hertfordshire is located Hertfordshire in England. The town was established in 1920 as one of the garden cities in the country. Welwyn was granted town status in 1948.

Tourists will be particularly interested in this town. What makes the town different from other towns is its double status as a town and garden city. Visitors to the town will be fascinated by its history and layout. The town plan shows an attempt at integrating the natural, cultural and social elements of the place.

The town was the idea of Sir Ebenezer Howard. Sir Ebenezer Howard had previously worked on the Letchworth Garden City. His idea was a success and he decided to take it elsewhere. Howard was an advocate of town planning that combines the elements of rural areas and urban areas. He believed that there were benefits to be obtained from this type of town planning. The definition of a garden city is found in the records of the Garden Cities & Town Planning Association.

The design of the city began in 1919. In order to create a garden city, land was needed. The ideal location for the city was in Hertfordshire. Sir Howard bought a tract of land in Hertfordshire. The following year, preparations for building the garden began. A team of professionals was assembled to design and construct the city. The team included an architect, a secretary and builders. The team was essentially company known as the Welwyn Garden City. Sir Theodore was appointed as the chairman of the company, while Louis De Soissons was the architect.

The layout of the town is clear. It consists of streets with trees along the sides and a city centre that resembles neo-Georgian architecture. Bodies for protection of environment areas and management of the town were established. Roads leading in and out of town are lined with grass kerbs.

Along the main road, visitors can see malls and parkways. This area is known as Parkway. The view from the southern side of Parkway is beautiful. The urban areas are divided into the east side and west side.The western side has new developments while the eastern side has old buildings.…

The Family – The People of the Astrological Houses

The most important thing that we do in our experience is to relate with one another. To not be able to relate successfully makes life very difficult for many. I have done thousands and thousands of sky maps for thousands of people over my long years of being a professional astrologer. Probably the single thing that was most important to the person being read was relationships of all varieties. At the end of life, relationships or the lack of them were what was valued most, regretted most and controlled the end of life circumstance the most. At the core of relationship issues are the initial and primary relationships we form with our early family. Here is where our values are established and developed to become the basis for the relationships we build for ourselves in our future. As we mature, we form our own individual family circles plus a myriad of other relationships into which we enter. Family is where we begin our journey to understand and develop all relationships.

In previous articles I have written about the parental axis, the 4th/10th houses of any sky map, as well as the individual maternal and paternal roles. However, the family is not just our parents or lack of them. Each of us has a long, rich history within our family, good guys and bad guys. There is a genetic heritage. Yes we can see the physical characteristics that are handed down through the gene pool. But there is far more than what we inherit from our families on other levels. I am exploring this family astrological heritage step by step through a series of articles.

Any sky map is constructed with the earth (on which we all exist) in the center and the cosmic energy pattern existing around that central core. If we were on the Moon, sky maps would be constructed with the Moon in the center. On Mars, Mars would be in the center, etc. The wheel shape is called “the chart” and the divisions are called “houses.” There are 12 divisions of the houses just as there are 12 sign divisions for the zodiac. The signs show mannerisms, expressions and are descriptive in nature. The houses illustrate 12 compartments or arenas of physical experience. Each of those twelve houses therefore must contain numerous issues and also the people in your life. The whole of the wheel maps the whole of your life, every single thing. The trick is to learn to read that sky map successfully, which can be more involved than it seems. Our focus for this article will be on the people represented by the houses, particularly the members of your family.

Houses General house information will help us reach the point where we can see the validity of the people representations. Remember that the 12 houses begin with the ascendant and are listed counter-clockwise from that point around the wheel. Psychologist Carl Jung divided human expression into four categories: intuition, emotion, sensation, and thought. In …

Facts And Truths About House Lizards Infestation

Lizards aren’t something we ever expect to see in our homes. If anything, if there’s one running around the house, it’s more than likely the family pet. For a number of people though, these lizards are nothing more than uninvited guests. You will see them scurrying across the floor, up the walls, in the ceiling, and perhaps even hear them inside the walls or ceiling. If there’s any good news to all this, it’s that these geckos are harmless.

The fear you might experience around them is all your own. If you aren’t intimidated by their appearance or this species of lizard in general, you might consider keeping one as a pet. We don’t suggest that you do that! Like many lizards, the house lizard is high maintenance. You would need to make a number of purchases and work hard to maintain the right environment for the lizard. Most people aren’t willing to give this level of commitment.

House lizards are well known for entering homes through holes or cracks. If you own a house and can visually see any cracks or holes around the perimeter of your house, so can the geckos. They are very intelligent when it comes to finding entrances to our homes. Once inside, if they find a new food source, and they often do, they aren’t going to leave on their own. You will need to take some form of action in order to resolve the problem.

These little creatures can easily enter cracks in the foundation or holes in the side of your house. Even if the space seems too small, it’s really not. House lizards can also enter your home through the cracks around your windows. If you see one on the wall or ceiling, in close proximity to one of your windows, you should inspect the area around the window very closely.

If you don’t take the time to seal or patch any holes, and allow them to live in your home, the problem won’t go away. There are some regions of the world where homeowners simply ignore them. This is because they are very effective when it comes to keeping the population of other insects in check.

This isn’t a good reason for ignoring the problem. You’re replacing one pest with another. While a particular insect might decline in numbers, the population of the house lizard will surely increase with time. So you’ll want to get rid of them. If you have other pets, particularly a dog or cat, they will probably chase after any lizards in your home. Keep your house clean and look into different lizard repellents and flypaper to get rid of the house lizards already in your home.…

Do You Know What a Robot Coupe Blixer Is?

Robot Coupe has manufactured all types of kitchen equipment to make cooking easier for the busy chef. Their range includes mixers, vegetable preparation machines, cutters, graters, dicing equipment and now a blixer. It’s clear to see that they specialize in food preparation machines that take the drudgery out of cutting, peeling, dicing, and grating. Now that they’ve extended their range to include a blixer, it makes the catering business so much more exciting.

But what is a Robot Coupe Blixer and what can it do for you?

Well, in short, it is a combination of both a blender and a mixer. It takes the best functions of a blender and a mixer and combines them into one piece of versatile kitchen equipment. This eliminates the need for two separate machines and is consequently space saving too.

The Robot Coupe Blixer’s features include:

• A stainless steel motor shaft that is hygienic and long lasting. It is built for continuous and regular use.

• It has a pulse function for the quick blending of tough or hard ingredients such as root vegetables.

• The induction motor is reliable and durable. It is a quality motor that is manufactured for regular use.

• It has a magnetic safety system and a motor brake that ensures your safety during use. It will cut-out when it is over capacity.

• It has a high liquid capacity bowl. So you can blend or mix ingredients of up to two litres.

• It includes a sealed lid. We all know how necessary this is. No one wants the ingredients to land all over you and your kitchen.

• The bowl and the lid scraper are made in two parts so that it is easy to dismantle and to clean.

• It is able to mix at 3000 revolutions per minute. That is quite a high speed setting for a blixer.

The Robot Coupe Blixer is manufactured to blend or mix fruit and vegetables. It has the necessary functions for the hard fruit and vegetables as well as for the softer ones. You can set it on the single speed setting to either blend the mixture to a smooth runny consistency or you could simply use the pulse function if you want to keep some chunks of fruit in the mixture. This innovative catering equipment is great for the modern kitchen and is especially suitable for the busy restaurant kitchen while it saves space and money.  …

Modern Furniture & Designs Provide Smart Look to Executive & Home Decor

Modern Furniture comes as an impressive choice for all classy minds who believes in leading an aristocratic lifestyle. With home furnishing becoming an integral part of interior designing, the demand for modern furniture has increased by leaps and bounds. They have made it easier for you to decorate different portions of your home according to your wish.

Such furniture is available in multiple options. Depending upon your choice you can select different home furnishing products that are either made of top quality leather or fabric in vibrant colors. Blending traditional values and modernity, the furniture not only delivers console and appealing look but also brings a sign of inventive appeal to the whole internal d├ęcor of the house.

It is observed that living standard of the individual has also changed with the change in lifestyle pattern. A wide stream of people is heading towards opting modular eye-catching furniture due to space crunch. The modern furniture USA serves the purpose beautifully, judging the needs and aspirations of the people. The furniture in question not only plays the role of beautifying the home but office as well. Because of this reason recently, we find large number of people eying for such attention-grabbing and functional furniture.

The furniture comes as long-lasting, fresh and relaxing with multi- functionality. It sticks to original and brand new material to provide a lasting impression in the mind of buyers. The collection and its ergonomic look can offer you horde of things that you truly require to make headway and show your creative bent of mind. Well, if you are planning to renovate or revamp your office with class furniture, it is high time you have a look at Exotica Unique’s collection of cool furniture. Their lavish offerings are scientifically made keeping in mind the usefulness of target buyers who seek for accuracy and unmatched comfort. Exotica tries its level best to live up to the expectations and utility of the buyers.

Buying modern furniture is not as hard as one might think. Well, if you cant make up your mind in selecting proper furniture, no need to be panicky, as online marketing is ready to keep you tension free. The use of internet has brought a new meaning in the world of window shopping. With online selection marketing, the buying of modern furniture nowadays has become quite a simple and possible thing. There are multiple of online modern furniture sites that serves useful enough in broadening your search for furnishing, offering correct information and fine points on the furniture.

To speak frankly, with online convenience, people not only enjoy the benefits of buying and selecting furniture at ease but also finds time to come to a decision, deciding the budget. It makes sure that not only you grab the right one but everything along with it. Here you get the chance of selecting furniture according to your budget, taste and preference. Well, be it your office furniture search or home based furniture, browsing furniture sites can help …

Do I Have To Buy A Mirror Specifically Suited For My Bathroom For A Vanity Mirror?

No, a homeowner doesn’t have to buy a special sort of mirror as a vanity mirror for the bathroom. What are called bathroom mirrors are usually those bland mirrors a homeowner finds in the bathroom section of a big box store or even a hardware store. They look like they shouldn’t go anywhere else besides the bathroom, and because they’re so boring, they often don’t.

A mirror is a piece of glass with a metallic back, usually silver or aluminum to make it reflective. Mirrors can be flat, concave or convex. Concave mirrors enlarge the reflection and are helpful with shaving and putting on makeup. Unless the homeowner finds them really off-putting, these sort of mirrors might be good to put in the bathroom. What truly matters when choosing and using a mirror in the bathroom is the lighting. The lighting in a bathroom shouldn’t be over bright and the homeowner should be aware of the different qualities of light given off by fluorescent, incandescent and halogen lights.

The one concern a homeowner might have with a vanity mirror in the bathroom is the inevitable heat and humidity in the room. Mirrors with wooden frames can be quite beautiful, but not highly recommended for bathroom mirrors, as they can swell and warp if they’re not treated with a sealant. High humidity can also damage the mirror’s reflective backing and lead to a condition called foxing. These are dark stipples that can be seen in the glass. Some people, especially collectors, adore these spots, but some might find them unsightly.

A vanity mirror that’s put in the bathroom must also be anchored securely to the wall. The wall has to be smooth, solid and dry. Mastic, an adhesive compound that can attach a mirror to the wall without clips or screws or any other hardware, shouldn’t be used. A mirror, especially if it’s heavy, should be hung on screws that are secured into a solid wall with anchors. They shouldn’t be hung one screw, but screws arranged in a way that will distribute the weight of the mirror and make sure that it’s secure. No one wants to contemplate what can happen if the humidity in a bathroom weakens an already weak fastener.

Of course, if there’s a sturdy shelf on the wall, the mirror can simply be propped up on it and leaned against the wall.

A vanity mirror should complement the decor of the bathroom, or even the decor of the bedroom if the bathroom is en suite. One thing that can be done with a mirror in a bathroom or a powder room is to edge it with makeup lights. This set up, long a staple of Hollywood movies and actors’ dressing rooms, gives shadowless light that’s ideal for applying makeup. A bathroom mirror in a seaside cottage can be surrounded by pretty seashells. The homeowner can do this themselves with some glue and seashells from the beach. A vanity mirror can have an ornate, etched glass or …

Nursing Home Alert – Big-Time Alert Of Diapers And Nursing Homes

This is an article that everyone needs to read. The facts are these, that sometimes a nursing home will actually teach and train a new resident or patient to be incontinent. How does this happen? How can something like this happen in this day and age? I will type here how this happens with an example of a forty-five year old female patient who entered a nursing home for short term care for therapy.

Here is the story:

At the hospital, the patient was not incontinent, never had accidents and was able to sleep and live without wearing diapers, just like in the regular world. Then the hospital transferred the patient into a good nursing home so that she could get short-term therapy for an injury to her left leg. She would need the therapy, physical therapy in order to learn to walk again. She now had the use of only one leg.

Immediately when she got to the nursing home, the nurse, who would be caring for her, asked if she wanted to wear a diaper. The patient hesitated answering because she thought that question was odd. After all, she did not need a diaper, nor did she want to wear a diaper. The nurse proceeded to say things like, well, in case you have an accident. The patient was basically, politely talked into wearing a diaper while at the nursing home, even though it was against her better judgment to begin wearing diapers at her age since she did not need diapers.

As in all nursing homes and hospitals, when patients are wearing diapers, they are told to go in their diapers. After all, that is what a diaper is for, correct? So this patient, at times, would just go in the diapers, using herself to have a bowel movement, since she was wearing the diaper. What it amounted to was that it was easier to dump in the diaper than it was to get a nurse to come to help her out of bed, then help her to the bathroom. The patient became increasingly afraid of falling and was made o think that diaper would stop falls and the diaper would also stop the patient from calling the nurse to help her to the bathroom. After all, make the nurse happy because she is the one who will be around most, for emergencies and all.

But from the beginning with this particular nurse who talked the patient into wearing a diaper, the patient and probably many other patients were put in diapers for the convenience of the nursing home, not for the convenience of patients. The patient did in her diaper one day and the nurse became a little upset about what happened, and then the nurse convinced the patient that she had an accident. When indeed, the patient had no accident, but instead the patient dumped in the diaper BECAUSE she was wearing a diaper and because when the patients rang for help, they had to …