Have a Safe Halloween

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Pictures, Images and PhotosThis how-to is about keeping children safe while trick-or-treating. Halloween is a time of fun and in a good community, things will generally be fine. However, it always pays to take precautions on a cold, dark night when kids are running around streets where there are also cars, potholes and ghouls in the backyards...

Start safety considerations with the costume: Provide highly visible costumes for your child. Bright colors, reflective parts or tape are key elements to ensure that your child can be easily seen at night. If your child has a dark costume, add reflective tape, tags or buttons. Ensure that the costume fits well and is comfortable. A costume that is dragging or shoes that are too big are just setting the scene for a tripping child. And nothing is as miserable as blistered feet and blocks to go to get home when a child has ill-fitting shoes. Sew up loose ends, baggy sleeves or legs and choose shoes that fit well.

Make sure that children do not wear anything that obscures the vision. Masks are best left for the party back at home unless an older, responsible person is holding the child's hand while crossing roads. Or, make sure masks have very large eye holes for children to see through clearly. Leave the sharp and pointy props at home in case they accidentally stab someone in the eye or a child falls on them. If you do want to have some props, make sure they are soft, without sharp edges, flexible and bend when pushed. Keep kids warm and dry. Watch the weather forecast to be sure the costumes will be suitable for the conditions. Nothing worse than having a cold the day after Halloween. Even candies cannot cure sore throats and runny noses.Use non-toxic make-up only. Check the ingredients of make-up used on children very carefully to ensure that it doesn't contain ingredients harmful to children. Also take care when applying false eyelashes, eyebrows, nails etc. - anything that sticks to a young child's skin may cause pain on removal.Think road, driveway and path safety. Children must be highly visible to people driving cars. In addition, a child must be able to clearly see where he or she is walking - some paths leading up to house doors are poorly lit, have stairs or uneven surfaces that children can trip on. Provide a source of light to help. Give your child a flashlight. Flashlights are very important if children are going to make their rounds in the dark, particularly when crossing roads. There are special Halloween ones if you'd like but ordinary ones will do just fine. The type of flashlight with a bright orange cone is especially visible to drivers.

Add glowsticks. Although glowsticks should not be relied upon as a light source, as an addition to a flashlight, they can help to make your child highly visible. Tell children that they must only cross roads at lights, corners or pedestrian crosswalks. Discourage kids from riding their bikes or skateboards. Well lit areas with good sidewalks may seem safe, but many parents drive their children around, and so there is much more driveway traffic than usual. Check the town trick-or-treating hours. Some towns have set times for trick-or-treating and if they do, make sure to follow these and have your child home on time.Consider physical and emotional safety issues. Young children may be scared by some Halloween displays and should never trick-or-treat unaccompanied. If you do not accompany older children, you should be aware of where your children intend to trick-or-treat and set some basic ground rules about house visits and return times.

Ensure escorts for young children. Young children are those under 9.[6] Have an adult or older teen siblings go along trick-or-treating for children in this age group. If there is a group from your neighborhood, it may be safer for your children to go with them, there is safety in numbers. Forbid children from ever entering a house. Unless it is the home of a relative or very close family friend, make sure that your children understand to never enter a home during trick-or-treat. Even where a child enters the house of a relative or friend, the adult accompanying them should go in too. Set a route and a time of return. Do this if your kids are old enough to go out by themselves. This will allow you to backtrack them if they are late. Look at the possibility of getting walkie-talkies if your kids are going out alone. This is especially important in rural areas where there may be some distance between houses. Tell children to keep away from unleashed dogs that are barking incessantly, baring their teeth or growling. If a house has not leashed its dog for Halloween and the dog is making a ruckus, take this as a sign that the inhabitants are not interested in trick-or-treating. Better a safe child than a bitten one.
Consider candy capers. Stories of poisoned candies and treats abound. Although most accounts of poisoned candy/concealed needles have been proven false,it is always better to be safe than sorry to avoid any villainous urban legend copycat. Be vigilant and keep your child safe.

Tell children to bring the candy home first before eating it. Make sure that the candy the child eats is wrapped. Go through candy given to younger children and discard anything that is opened or tampered with. Explain to older kids to do the same thing. Also be aware to remove any treats that are too small for children under Anything that might pose a choking hazard should be discarded.Try something different from homes for trick-or-treat. If you live somewhere that you feel is perhaps a little rough or is perhaps just too dark or far for your child, consider looking for alternatives run by businesses or organizations: Check the local schools and churches to see if they have a special program running. Something like a Halloween Carnival or Fall Festival might be occurring as a substitute for trick-or-treating. Look at local shopping malls. They might have store-to-store trick-or-treating. Think manners. While not necessarily safety, manners can prevent the potential for belligerent responses from tired and grumpy old adults. Encourage your kids to be respectful to everyone, regardless of whether they get their treats. Sure, the tradition is "trick or treat", but many people choose not to recognize this holiday at all, and hard feelings can result from a small prank. And teach kids to be gracious for what they do receive.

Consider health safety. Finally, last but not least, consider your child's health. Teeth, immune systems, body weight and general health are all impacted by too much sugar. Treats should be fun but should not be overdone. Help your child keep a health diet by: Sitting down with your child and dividing up the treats. Ask your child to identify any treats he or she doesn't like and have those discarded immediately. Why eat something you don't like just because you have it? Schedule treat eating time to avoid snacking on candy throughout the day. Insist that meals be eaten as always and allow treats only after meals have been eaten. Ensure that your child cleans his or her teeth thoroughly after eating the treats. Children under 10 should be assisted in cleaning their teeth.
Ask your child to consume water at the same time as having treats. Not only is this healthier than soda and therefore less of a sugar overload but it also helps to fill them up and slow down the rate at which candy is being gulped down.

Prevent Jet Lag with a Modified Diet

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Argonne Anti-Jet-Lag Diet helps travelers quickly adjust their bodies' internal clocks to new time zones by changing their diet before, during, and after their trip. The diet was developed by Dr. Charles F. Ehret of Argonne's Div. of Biological and Medical Research as an application of his fundamental studies of the daily biological rhythms of animals. Argonne National Laboratory is one of the US Department of Energy's major centers of research in energy and fundamental sciences.

1. Determine Breakfast Time at destination on day of arrival.
2. Feast-Fast-Feast-Fast Start four days before breakfast time in Step 1.
* On day one, Feast; eat heartily with high-protein breakfast and lunch and a high-carbohydrate dinner. No coffee except between 3 and 5 pm.
* On day two, Fast on light meals of salads, light soups, fruits and juices. Again, no coffee except bet. 3 and 5 pm.
* On day three, Feast again. On day four, Fast; if you drink caffeinated beverages, drink them in the morning if you're traveling West, or between 6 and 11 pm when traveling East.
3. Break The Final Fast at your destination breakfast time. No alcohol on the plane! If the flight is long enough, sleep until normal breakfast time at destination, but no later. Wake up and Feast on a high protein breakfast. Stay awake and active. Continue the day's meals according to mealtimes at the destination.
* FEAST on high protein breakfast and lunches to stimulate the body's active cycle. Suitable meals include steak, eggs, hamburgers, high-protein cereals, and green beans.
* FEAST on high carbohydrate suppers to stimulate sleep. They include pasta (but no meatballs or sausage), crepes (but no meat filling), potatoes, other starchy vegetables and sweet desserts.
* FAST days help deplete the liver's store of carbohydrates and prepare the body's clock for resetting. Suitable foods include fruit, light soups and/or broths, skimpy salads, un-buttered toast, half pieces of bread. Keep calories and carbohydrates to a minimum.

1 - Feast: Breakfast & Lunch: High Protein; Dinner: High Carbs.
2 - Fast: BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Light Foods
3 - Feast: Breakfast & Lunch: High Protein; Dinner: High Carbs.
4 - Fast: BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER: Light Foods
NOTE: Coffee, tea, cola and other caffeinated beverages allowed only between 3 and 5 pm.
BREAK FINAL FAST: Westbound: If you drink caffeinated beverages, take them morning before departure. Eastbound: take them between 6 and 11 pm. If flight is long enough, sleep until destination breakfast time. Wake up and FEAST beginning with a high protein breakfast. Lights on. Stay active.

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Avoid Married People Seeking Singles on Dating Sites

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Even in the offline world, you can't trust some people to be who they say they are. But is the online dating scene even worse in attracting men and women who are married but secretly seeking others for extra-marital affairs?

While men are typically typecast as being the louts in this kind of arrangement, they're not the only perpetrators. Some women are seeking partners at online dating sites as a security measure against being alone in between partners.

But for the most part, online dating site participants are genuine people who are single and seeking the perfect match for their love life. Most of the despicable people who are married and straying go to websites devoted to playing the field while taken, so there's not as much danger encountering these individuals on a single online dating site.

Still, it could happen. If you don't take precautions to get to know someone before taking things too far, then there maybe those who accuse you of playing a part in the adulterous relationship.

Don't be willing to just accept someone's profile as gospel. You need to get to know your online dating prospects before agreeing to meet with them or engage in any romantic relationships.

Sometimes, love moves more quickly on the 'net, so you have to protect yourself against the possibility that the other party isn't being completely up front about who they are or what they're seeking.

You don't want to be plagued by guilt and shame that ensues when you find out you've been the unwitting accomplice in a triangle of love with your online dating partner that the other person's spouse knows nothing about.

If you discover someone you're interested in has been playing the virtual field while still tied down to someone in the offline world, then you need to abruptly end the discussions and move on to someone who was more forthright in their disclosure of who they are and their marital status.

Some bloggers are taking adulterers who use online dating sites to task, accusing them of violating the unsuspecting party's Constitutional Rights and making it more than just an ethical or moral dilemma.

Make sure you ask questions and notice anything unusual in the prospect's demeanor. And most importantly, recognize that even if it happens to you, these people are in the minority, and don't represent the majority of the online dating pool.

DWTS Dance Tribute to MJ

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The elimination of dancing with the start last night was intense but waiting for the dance honoring MJ the king of pop was more nerve rocking. It was great seeing the dancer of DWTS danced as a tribute to Michael Jackson. He will be remember forever for every more and steps of the dancer Michael's steps is always there.

Avoid Eating When You're Bored

Are you really hungry? Or just bored? At times, we eat because we have nothing better to do. It's something a lot of us do without thinking. Here are a few tips to help you establish a new routine and new habits:

1. Make a hunger diary. Record your daily intake. Include a list of calories, if desired.
2. Recognize patterns of eating. Do they coincide with boredom? Is there a time of day when you are more likely to be bored?
3. Identify if you are actually hungry. Ask yourself, on a scale of one to ten, how hungry you feel. If the answer is seven or more, you should probably eat something. Otherwise, refrain from eating until you reach this point of actual hunger.
4. Satisfy feelings with other interests. Find other interests that are just as rewarding. Have fun with a friend.
5. Make an activity hat. Fill the hat with different activities and pull one out to do. This should relieve your boredom and the urge to eat.
6. Find an activity that occupies your hands. Try a manicure, needlework, typing or if you do play an instrument this is a good time for practising. You can only do one activity at a time.
7. Concentrate on what you are doing. Force yourself to become preoccupied until the hunger subsides.
8. Go for a walk. This will take you away from the kitchen. Once your scene has changed, your cravings should subside.
9. Avoid buying certain foods. Identify the foods that you most commonly reach for and avoid having them in your home.
10. Avoid having food in your bedroom. Eat only at the dining room table. Stashed snacks can be a big temptation.
11. Choose nutritious food. Choose replenishing whole foods. Processed foods are deprived of natural vitamins and nutrients.
12. Schedule a small nutritious snack between meals. This may keep you from indulging at meals.
13. Eat celery or watermelon. They are mostly water, low in calories and can quench your thirst. You may burn as many calories as the celery contains just by chewing it. The sweetness of watermelon is very satisfying. They're both pretty healthy.
14. Drink a glass of water. Water is filling and may satisfy you for a period of time.
15. Chew a piece of gum. It's refreshing and low in calories. It may help to curb your appetite and actually burn a few calories.

* Enjoy eating. Savor your food.
* Formulating healthy eating habits takes time, planning and discipline.
* Periodically adjust to a more realistic diet routine throughout your life:

Give yourself a little freedom to indulge once a day or once a week. Try a small piece of chocolate or a smoothie. Exercise may require an extra snack or a few more calories. Calories may need to be limited later in life to prevent weight gain from a slower metabolism.

Consult with a dietician to formulate a plan suitable to your needs. Everyone needs professional direction now and then. Overeating can be a symptom of underlying stress. Eating releases endorphins and provides for needed comfort. Weight gain and lack of control can lead to depression. Seek the help of a pyschiatrist, if needed. Consult your physican with weight gain before it becomes a more serious detriment to your health. Consult your physician with binge eating and other eating disorders.

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Benefits of Red Wine

Can wine really improve our health and increase longevity? Scientists are beginning to say "Yes!" Supposing that the theory is true -- which wines give us the most bang for the buck?

Researchers have found that red wines rich in flavonoids are best for our health. Flavonoids are best known for their antioxidant qualities and help the body resist such maladies as allergens, viruses and carcinogens.

Red wines also contain anxioxidants, which help the body resist cancer and cardiovascular disease. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Syrah and Pinot Noir contain the highest concentrations of antioxidants and flavonoids.

Other red wines such as Merlots and red zinfandels contain fewer flavonoids, but more than most white wines. So, the best bet for drinking wine for our health is to stick to the dryer red wines. Just because wine contains components that are central to good health doesn't give us a free rein to get plastered every night. Don't overdo it -- but adding a glass of wine to your daily diet can definitely make a difference to our health.

Paracelsus, the noted 16th-century Swiss physician wrote, "Wine is a food, a medicine and a poison - it's just a question of dose." As with almost any food or drink, wine consumed in large doses can be a detriment to our health.

Most health officials agree that one or two four-ounce glasses of wine per day can be beneficial to men, while women should limit their consumption to one four ounce serving per day.

Cardiovascular expert, Professor Roger Corder, has spent years studying the evidence of health benefits from red wine. In his new book, "The Wine Diet," he says he is convinced that most of us should include red wine in our every day lifestyle.

Corder discovered what he eventually labeled the "French Paradox." Specifically, he wondered why the French have a lower rate of heart disease despite the fact that their diet was extremely rich in fats. He concentrated his research on the southwest portion of France, where life expectancy seemed to be highest.

Professor Corder discovered that the region produces very tannic local wines, which contain the highest procyanidin (antioxidant) content of any wines, worldwide. This led him to further research on the amazing medical benefits of red wine.

While wine may not be man's ultimate elixir or fountain of youth, it certainly behooves us to consider adding a glass of wine or two to our daily diet - and raise a "toast" to our continued good health.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

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You will find huge regularly updated torrent files base. Every day bots cover thousands of sites with torrent files and add them to the database.Visit torrents download and search anything you want.

Medical Assistants are in Great Demand

Thursday, October 15, 2009

While most industries face cutbacks and layoffs as a result of the current economic climate, there is one career that is projected to grow steadily in the future: Medical Assistants. Experts predict that medical assistant jobs will grow as much as 35% by 2016, due mostly to the aging of the population and major advances in medical technology.

The field of medical assisting offers many options and medical assistants can tailor their careers to their lifestyle. Medical assistants can be part-time, full-time, even work only evenings and weekends. Working conditions and benefits tend to be excellent.

There is demand for medical assistants in many different areas of medicine. As a medical assistant you can choose to specialize in a particular type of medicine such as podiatry, ophthalmology or chiropractic care

Some of the duties performed by medical assistants include:

* Handling both administrative and clinical duties and reporting directly to an office manager, physician, or other health practitioner
* Taking medical histories and recording vital signs
* Explaining treatment procedures to patients
* Assisting physicians during examinations.

Accreditation programs are often be the best way to get into this exciting and dynamic field. These programs teach you everything you will need to work in a medical office, from clerical skills such as filing, transcription and recordkeeping, to anatomy, physiology and medical law and ethics. Often these programs also provide internship opportunities and placement services for graduates. Certifications will help you stand out and make you more desirable to potential employers.

Medical assistants usually are able to move up from their initial position with a little additional training down the road. Many take additional classes to become nurses and health care practitioners. Some take on additional administrative training and become office managers for larger practices. Your first job as a medical assistant is more of a jumping off point for a bigger, more rewarding career in the health care industry.

As with any training or educational course, always research any program thoroughly before beginning. Find out exactly what kind of training you will be receiving through your program and what kind of assistance and placement programs are in place to help you. Working in the health care industry can be extremely rewarding and a medical assisting training course can be the first step to a long and satisfying career in the health care field.

You May Have Too Much Debt But You Also Have Options

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

If you feel like you're in over your head with personal debt, you're not alone. Millions of Americans have become overextended, many as a result of easy credit and the recessions. Credit cards, medical bills, personal loans and raising interest rates do not make a good financial mix.

The 5 strategies you may want to avoid:

The first advice of experts in the field is to be sure you don't make your situation worse by making common mistakes. In particular:

1. Beware of just paying the minimum payments on your debts. This will results in your overall debt actually growing and your problems will only become worse.
2. Beware of relying on friends and family as it could damage relationships with the most important people in your life.
3. Beware of unscrupulous credit counselors that demand cash upfront or high fees for help they promise, but don't deliver.
4. Avoid taking out a new high-interest loan to pay off lower interest rate loans. It may be easier to just have one payment but it will actually increase the amount you have to pay back.
5. Declaring bankruptcy when debt settlement may work for you...

Debt Settlement or Bankruptcy

Two common solutions people turn to are debt settlement and bankruptcy. Generally, if you are struggling with a financial hardship and are behind or falling behind on your minimum payments, then debt settlement may be right for you. If your situation is more dire, then you may consider bankruptcy.

However, bankruptcy is a serious step with long term implications for you and your financial future. Most experts would suggest it only as a last resort. The better course is to attempt to work through your debt issue with your creditors and this is where debt settlement companies can help.

What is Debt Settlement?

You may have heard companies advertising recently that they can get much of your debt eliminated. Is this process legitimate?

Working with a Debt Settlement company can actually be a great solution for many people struggling with a financial hardship. Debt settlement is the process of negotiating with your creditors to get them to forgive a potion of your debt. Specialty settlement companies determine a reasonable monthly amount that you can afford to pay, which is based on total amount owed. You make your affordable payment every month into a special purpose account, and as these funds accumulate, the settlement company reaches out to creditors to negotiate a final actual settlement amount. Typically these companies have excellent relationships with creditors and are negotiating on behalf of thousands of people every day.

Every situation is different, but it is not uncommon for debt settlement companies to be able to negotiate a reduction that of as much as 50% of what you owe.

So, how to find a legitimate and trustworthy debt settlement company to work with? A great way to start is by visiting Freedom Debt Relief for a free, no-obligation consultation to evaluate your options.

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Why Do Adults Continue to Get Acne

Regardless of whether your teen years are in your rear-view mirror, or you're still in school, suffering from acne breakouts is a major downer.

It may not seem fair, but you're certainly not alone. Once considered only a "teenage concern," today acne is one of the most common skin condition affecting adults as well.

Acne is a complex problem with a number of possible causes. Culprits include hormonal shifts, cosmetics, pollution, changing birth control pills and stress.

Of all the possible triggers, stress may actually be one of the most significant, according to recent studies by Stanford University and the Wake Forest School of Medicine. This means that anxiety-inducing situations - a major test, a first date or an important job interview - could lead to breakouts. However, even day-to-day obligations can be stressful enough to cause regular flair ups.

But recent studies on a new acne ingredient may offer hope to millions of Americans suffering with acne. The ingredient, called iQ 101, is a retinoid-based complex that combines Vitamin A with exfoliating agents and sebum regulators.

To understand how iQ 101 works to clear up and prevent acne, it helps to understand what causes acne in the first place. Acne develops inside hair follicles when excess oils and dead skin combine to form a plug. This plug, called a comedo, traps oil beneath the skin's surface. As bacteria multiply and white blood cells flood into the follicle to fight infection, the comedo swells and becomes inflamed, forming a pimple.

iQ 101 is being hailed as a scientific breakthrough because it works on three levels to address all of the root causes of acne. Exfoliating agents work to clear pores; sebum regulators help to reduce surface oils; and Vitamin A works to reduce the presence of bacteria on the skin.

A California company recently secured the world-wide rights to use iQ 101 in its Clear Remedy acne system. Clear Remedy is a 3-step system that combines iQ 101 with other acne-fighting actives such as salicylic acid, plus skin-soothing antioxidants and moisturizing botanicals. It's a unique formulation designed to not only clear away acne, but also allow skin to heal comfortably.

Clinically proven to clear away acne without dryness or irritation

An independent Clinical Research Organization recently conducted a double-blind study to evaluate the effectiveness of Clear Remedy, and the results were impressive. Clear Remedy successfully healed 90% of blackheads, whiteheads and other blemishes, and 9 out of 10 users saw results in as little as 3 days.

If you've tried other acne systems, you may have found that they can dry out or irritate your skin. The Clear Remedy system is specially formulated to clear up acne but also leave your skin feeling healthy and hydrated. In fact, in clinical testing, 100% of users said Clear Remedy completely eliminated their acne-related skin discomfort.

There's a lot of marketing hype around acne products lately, and the company apparently anticipated some skepticism from a public that has tried some of the celebrity systems and been let down by the results. For that reason, they are inviting customers to try the Clear Remedy System for free.

The company is so confident will heal acne in days that they are willing to make this unique free trial offer. So, if your still in school or if your school days are over, you shouldn't have to worry about acne holding you back! If you want to stop embarrassing breakouts and finally get your acne under control, check out the Clear Remedy free trial.

Aware of Hidden Costs for a First Time Renter

Monday, October 12, 2009

So you’ve found the apartment of your dreams, and after seeing how much the rent will be and checking your budget, it looks like you’re all ready to sign the lease and move right in. Pretty easy, right? Not so fast. If you’re a first-time renter, there are a variety of extra expenses that you have to take into account before choosing an apartment – ones that could drastically throw off your budget if you’re not ready for them.

Learn what utilities your lease covers. Some apartments are "all-inclusive", but make sure you understand what is included as this is a vague term. Utilities to check are phone, Internet, cable, water, gas, and hydro. Ask if there are any seasonal expenses not included in your rent, such an air conditioning fee in the summer. Consider how much storage you need. Sometimes a closet just isn’t enough space to hold all of your things. Some apartments have extra storage space that you can use – whether this space is free to use or is available on a monthly rental differs from apartment to apartment. If there is no extra space in your apartment building and you really need the room, you can always look into renting an off-site storage unit. Look into transportation related costs.If you have a car, it’s only natural that you’re going to need a place to park it. Is parking included with your rent? If not, you may have to buy a separate parking permit, either for a space in your apartment’s lot or somewhere nearby.

If you don’t have a car, check out public transportation options and costs. Depending on where you live, you may be looking at buses, subways or trains.Remember your laundry. Does your unit have its own laundry? Is there a communal laundry room that requires exact change? Will you need to take your laundry to an off-site location. Each option carries distinct costs. Get renter's insurance. Many leases require this coverage. It is not usually very expensive, and can ofter be combined into your car insurance. Consider your smoke detector. Is it wired into the building, or are you responsible for keeping working batteries in it? If your unit has a carbon monoxide detector, the same considerations apply. Remember the cost of groceries. Most people leave this out of their budget since it is highly flexible, which is a huge mistake.

Have a Festive Halloween

Sunday, October 11, 2009

There is no better way to get Hallowe'en off to a good start than with a nice Witch's Brew...along with some delicious Halloween snacks.

Do the Prep ahead of time. Make some finger sandwiches (using lunchmeats, cheese and mayonnaise or mustard); thread the green or black olives (or both) on a toothpick, then stick them onto the top of each finger sandwich. Prepare the cookies ahead of time and place them on a festive tray. Peel and slice the oranges, set aside...they will later be added to the punch.You should spring in to action by setting the mood for a thrilling and chilling Halloween, and there is no better place to start than some festive decorations; hang some (orange and black) streamers, Skeletons, Witches, Dracula, and, naturally, a Mummy or two...this is the time of year for "Spooks and Goblins" so you may want to hang a ghosts as well. Before it is time to begin the Hallowe'en celebration, pour the fruit punch and soda into the punch bowl and add orange slices. Then move on to the next step. You'll need to take an ice pick or knife to chisel a fairly good size chunk of the dried ice; then add it to the fruit punch. It will steam, just like a Witch's brew, and it will delight your family and guests. Have all the goodies, such as the snacks, paper plates and napkins, on the dining room table or a coffee table in your living room. Dim lighting will work best for this type of celebration. You may want to use candles if the lighting in your house is too bright and they can be kept safely out of reach. Keep things on the spooky and eerie side, hey, it's Hallowe'en.

You may want to serve chips and a dip, as well. If so, Kraft Dips is a very good choice, such as the creamy ranch.In order to make perfect finger sandwiches, use a sharp knife and cut each sandwich in half lengthwise, then the same widthwise...you can't go wrong.The small Rye breads are a good alternate plan to making finger sandwiches, for they are just the right size. Salami on rye works well, along with some mustard.For the kiddies, you may want to have on hand their all-time favorite sandwich: peanut butter and jelly or jam. For a healthier choice, reduced fat peanut butter is recommended and sugar-free raspberry preserves works great in place of the jelly or jam. Other party favorites that you may want to have on hand include: pretzels, Chex party mix, peanuts or mixed nuts. Festive homemade cupcakes or store-bought ones will work well also. Keep all candles in a safe place, and check them at least once an hour. If a fan or A/C vent is blowing directly on them, you will want to give them a half-turn every hour to keep the wax burning evenly. Never touch dry ice without protecting your hands and learning how to handle it beforehand! It can cause very serious injuries when handled carelessly. Don't assume it to be harmless because it looks fun to have around.

Amazing View of the sky

Saturday, October 10, 2009

While we were doing our usual walk seem like it was going to rain at first. After 45 minutes of walking the sky suddenly light up with this kind of sky view.

I could not resist to take a picture of it. So, here it is, took this when we were going back home from walking behind the elementary school building.

Pursue an Online Degree in Construction Management

Thursday, October 8, 2009

If you are ready to enhance your career opportunities and are interested in construction management jobs, an online degree in construction management can be achieved on a very flexible schedule that works for you and your time commitments. You probably want to know what steps to take to get started on this career path.

Start your search for the best undergraduate program offering an online degree in construction management, by researching what online universities offer variations of the degree that appeal to your interest. Choose your online degree in construction management from an accredited online university. This essentially means the school has been evaluated by an independent committee to determine that the curriculum, staff, facilities and technology are up to current university standards. It also means that you should be able to easily transfer your credits to another university. Specialize your online degree in construction management by selecting construction management courses focused on topics like financial management, site planning, contract administration, cost estimating and engineering or architectural sciences. To help fast track your career, you could also search out a part-time apprenticeship or internship while you are still working toward your online degree in construction management. If you need financial assistance, make an appointment to speak with the financial aid advisor at the online college you would like to attend. Ask he or she what type of student loans are available through the school and what type of interest rates they offer. You will need to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FSFA) found online at the Federal Student Aid website: www.fasa.ed.gov.

The people who are hired into construction management jobs are ultimately responsible for the entire project’s success or failure, which requires not only a specialized degree, but also exceptional interpersonal communication and management skills.

Scam Emails alert from IRS‏

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I got an email from my sister-in-law this morning and I just want to share this here to warn people.

She's been getting a lot of these here lately - went to IRS website and it has an alert posted on their site regarding these email.
Scam E-mail Sends Malicious Software to Recipients' Computers

Scam E-mail Sends Malicious Software to Recipients' Computers

In recent weeks, a phony e-mail claiming to come from the IRS has been circulating in large numbers. The subject line of the e-mail often states that the e-mail is a notice of underreported income. The e-mail may contain an attachment or a link to a bogus Web page directing taxpayers to their "tax statement." In either case, when the recipient opens the attachment or clicks on the link, they download a Trojan horse-type of virus to their computers.

Malicious code (also known as malware), of which the Trojan horse is but one example, can take over the victim’s computer hard drive, giving someone remote access to the computer, or it could look for passwords and other information and send them to the scammer. The scammer will then use whatever information they gather to commit identity theft, gain access to bank accounts and more.

The IRS does not send unsolicited e-mails to taxpayers about their tax accounts. Anyone who receives an unsolicited e-mail claiming to come from the IRS should avoid opening any attachments or clicking on any links. People can report suspicious e-mails they receive which claim to come from the IRS to a mailbox set up for this purpose, phishing@irs.gov. Those who believe they may already be victims of identity theft should find out what do by going to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Web site, OnGuardOnLine.gov.

How to Maintain a Friendship

When you really build up a friendship you'll want to make sure it stays forever. So here are some tips for maintaining that relationship with your friend!

1. Appreciate your friends. Friends are like being on the toilet... you can dump on them, and everything you dump will eventually flush away.
2. Make sure it's two-sided. You don't want to be the only one trying to make the friendship work out. The other person has to do the same, or else all your work would be for nothing.
3. Show interest.Make your friend feel special. Again with the two-sided thing, it shouldn't be all about them.
4. Have fun together.
5. Trust each other.
6. Cry together. Be there for your friend, and if they feel the same way about you, they will be there for you.
7. Support each other through good times and bad. Even if they aren't very popular, stick by their side. They will truly appreciate that.
8. Understand that in every friendship there will be arguments. But it doesn't mean that the friendship is over.
9. Keep in touch. This applies especially if your friend lives far away.

When you have an argument, don't fight or insult each other; just talk about it!Always have patience in your friend's fault,it takes time to do the right thing. A true friendship is something that can stand the test of time. Simply because you haven't spoken or met your friend in years, does not mean that you are friends no longer.

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