Browsed by
Month: April 2018

How to Order Shoes that Match Your Style and Budget

How to Order Shoes that Match Your Style and Budget

Getting a new pair of shoes can be difficult when you consider the price and your needs. You might find that a brand new pair of shoes costs you hundreds of dollars, which can be a real problem for you if you’re trying to save some money. Likewise, it can be difficult to find a style that matches your needs, and this is why a lot of people are choosing to make use of the site known as ClarksUSA.com. This particular site has a wide range of amazing options as far as shoes and footwear are concerned, so it does not take long for you to find what you want and need without it being a real problem.

Getting the Right Price

If you’re shopping for a variety of different shoes and footwear, it is essential that you look for the right prices that fit into your budget. The reason for this is because footwear can often be very expensive, and this is why you need to make sure that you are buying something that is right for you. This is going to save you lots of money and allow you to feel confident that you did not spend a ton of cash on the shoes that you want to be able to buy for yourself. This is going to save you lots of time and is going to help you to feel confident in the decision that you have made.

Choosing a Good Style

In order for you to feel good about yourself and your style, you need to be aware of the different shoes available to you. You will want to shop online to get a feel for what is in style and fashion right now so that you can make a more informed purchasing decision. When you are able to do this, you will find that it helps you to feel confident in your purchase, and it opens a world of possibilities when it concerns getting the most out of this experience and all that it is able to do for you. Now that you know about this for yourself, it is just a matter of figuring out where you want to shop and what type of items you want to buy for yourself.

Once you have shopped for the right shoes, you’re going to find that this helps you to feel good about the experience and can be something that you enjoy for a good long time. Plus, when you invest in a good pair of shoes, you are more likely to have those shoes for a very long time. This is going to provide you with something that is right for you and is going to help you to both feel and look your best. This is why you need to take a look at the different options out there for you to choose and then make the decision that is going to be right for you when shopping for new shoes.…

Ways to Stay Alert For New and Experienced Truck Drivers

Ways to Stay Alert For New and Experienced Truck Drivers

After the government passed a bill allowing truck drivers to drive for longer hours (eleven hours replaced the original ten hours) truck drivers may need an extra boost to stay alert during the extra time.

Typically, candy, caffeine soda, coffee, and Red Bull are popular ways to keep drivers awake while on the road. But a new product may soon take their place-caffeinated sunflower seeds!

Caffeinated sunflower seeds are infused with caffeine and other energy boosters including taurine, lysine, and ginseng (ingredients typically found in energy drinks too). The seeds are called Sumseeds and are being sold in Sioux Falls, and coming to Minneapolis and Southeast states soon. They were developed by Dakota Valley Products, Inc. Of South Dakota.

What makes these seeds better than the other caffeine alternatives? A spokesman for the National Sunflower Association said the aim of the product was to achieve a "sustained energy boost" because you can not down sunflower seeds as fast as drinking coffee or a sugary energy drink. These seeds are one alternative to stay wake on the road.

With deadlines for truck drivers, there are few things to consider for a comfortable and safe journey when fatigue starts to set in.

O Take time to move around on stops, walk around, and even lie down if available.

O Wear comfortable clothing to prevent some health problems and poor blood circulation.

O Pay attention to the truck's interior design and adjust the steering wheel and seat for maximum comfort, which can help prevent leg cramps and other components that may restrict your movements.

O Know when you're tired. Be aware of your fatigue and take time to take a break so you get to your destination healthy and safe, not only for your own needs but for other drivers on the roads as well.

While these measures will only help for the short-term, be sure to get plenty of sleep between shifts. Since there is a growing number of available truck driving jobs the increased driving time allowed is a way to bridge the gap, as well as ensuring faster delivery of products. For experienced and potential truck drivers, stay safe in your travels. …

Moving – Packing Tips for Large, Small and Awkward Items

Moving – Packing Tips for Large, Small and Awkward Items

Most movers are so happy to finally arrive in their new home that they are able to overlook chipped dinner plates or a scratch on the dining room table. But there's no reason your household goods should become casualties of the move. With a little care and planning your household goods will both arrive in mint condition.

Following are packing tips to consider when packing large items, packing small items and packing awkward items.

Packing Large Items:

  • Tie bed frames together with tape or rope then label the pieces so they are easy to reassemble.
  • Fill drawers with clothes or fragile, well-wrapped items. Cover them with a blanket or with furniture pads and rope securely.
  • Remove table legs, pad and tie together. Put nuts and bolts in a bag and tape them underneath the tabletop.
  • Empty, defrost and drain the refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher. Clean the interiors and put accessories in bags. Stuff towels between washer sides to prevent rotating and tape down any moveable parts. Cover with blankets and tie.
  • Use the original packaging for computers, televisions and electronics, or buy electronic-specific boxes.

Packing Small Items:

  • Put your microwave, VCR and other small appliances into boxes and cushion with wadded paper.
  • Pack books flat in small cartons, alternating bindings. Try to keep each box under 30 lbs.
  • Pack hanging items, such as clothing and drapes, in wardrobe boxes. Leave small items in drawers.
  • Wrap fragile collectibles in bubble wrap and tape them securely.
  • Pack CD's upright and cushion with them newspaper.
  • Stack pots and pans and cushion with them paper.
  • Place any kitchen items you will need immediately in a separate box and label appropriately so you know which one to unpack first.
  • Wrap dishes individually in bubble wrap and never stack them flat. Pack plates on saucers on edges and place cups and bowls around them.

Packing Awkward Items:

  • Wrap chair arms and legs with bubble wrap. Place slipcovers on chairs or buy chair bags for protection.
  • Loosen the handlebars from bicycles and turn them sideways. Cover chains and pedals to keep grease off other items.
  • Wrap small items, such as mirrors and artwork, in newsprint and pack in mirror boxes. Cover larger pieces with cardboard, tape them securely and stand them along the sides of the truck or inside wardrobes boxes.
  • Disassemble heavy lawn furniture. Put nuts and bolts in a bag and tie together.
  • Roll up rugs and secure with rope or tape.
  • Place plants in plastic bags with air holes then in boxes. Water them before you leave.
  • Wrap sharp edges of tools and use plenty of cushioning to prevent injury. Tape long-handled tools together and place smaller ones in boxes.
  • Empty gasoline from all tanks of lawnmowers and edgers and check for oil leaks.
  • Use medium-sized boxes for garage and attic items, such as spray paints, brushes and car waxes. Throw away oily rags or anything combustible.
  • Keep pets in a pet carrier up front with you. Ask your vet for suggestions on how
A Fun Place to Visit Is Spokane’s Manito

A Fun Place to Visit Is Spokane’s Manito

Residents say, “If you like gardens, flowers and plants, don’t miss Manito Park and Botanical Gardens” and they will also tell you, Manito Park has a feel and spirit all of its own. The name “Manito” in fact means “Spirit of Nature” in the Algonquian Indian language, so it is not surprising this lovely recreational park and gardens make for a great place to visit in Washington’s charming city of Spokane.

With five immaculate gardens, a conservatory, sparkling duck pond and much more Manito Park is Spokane’s garden showplace. Besides Duncan Garden, planted in a European Renaissance style, the grounds include a perfumed scented Lilac Garden, the flower that makes Spokane the “Lilac City”; a perennial garden; a classic Japanese style garden; Rose Hill, an old-fashioned rose garden with bushes representing more than 150 varieties and an All American Rose Selections test garden.

The three-acre symmetrically formal Duncan Garden is considered by many the centerpiece of the park. Duncan Garden houses a large granite fountain that was added in 1913 and a gazebo built and dedicated in 2004 to honor the park’s centennial (1904-2004) year. Both the fountain and gazebo in Duncan Garden are situated beside walking paths offering cultivated calm and charm.

Gaiser Conservatory is filled to overflowing with beautiful tropical plants and flowering displays, as well as cacti and seasonal flowers throughout the year. Some of the park’s visitors enjoy sitting quietly and feeding the ducks. The Duck Pond is located at the Northern end of the park and is home to ducks, swans and Geese. Another popular park activity is bird watching.

Spokane enjoys a claim of being a city that loves its parks and its residents visit them often to be part of the close to nature lifestyle the parks grant. Manito is one of the few botanical gardens in the nation offering such varied flower displays. It is among the Inland Northwest most visited parks, not just for its lovely gardens, but also for its walking and biking paths. The park is soothing, tranquil and infinitely distinct.

Originally named, “Montrose Park,” Manito Park was officially deeded to the city of Spokane in the spring of 1904. The gift’s unveiling came with a number of specific conditions, the most important being that the park “must be forever used for the sole purpose as a public park.”

Much of the park that is not planted as garden is left wild, with trails for bicycling and hiking. In any season, the recreational area presents breathing space from the hectic world beyond. During the winter, the grassy hills of Manito are popular destinations for sledding.

Attracting more than 150,000 visitors each year, Manito Park and Botanical Gardens covers some 90-acres of meticulously manicured lawns, picturesque gardens, topiary shrubs, greenhouse conservatory and walking paths and those who come more often than not discover their lives enriched by the park’s beauty and natural attractions.

Manito Park is open year round and there is no admission fee to either the gardens or …

Air Pollution In California

Air Pollution In California

Just the other day, I experienced the nauseating sensation of driving down a pass into the air pollution in Los Angeles. We need clean air to be healthy, but these air pollution facts make me ill.

Air Pollution Facts

There are many different types of pollution that affect our environment. The Earth's waters are affected by pollutants such as chemicals and medical waste, and the land itself is also polluted with garbage and even more types of chemicals. Some of the worst pollution that affects us daily, however, is air pollution. Here are some air pollution thoughts that should make you hack, cough and start wearing a filter mask.

Air pollution is a general term that is used to describe any chemical, biological or other matter that causes changes in the atmosphere. A good example is the pollution caused by large cities, which is also known as smog. Smog is the accumulation of all the dirt and chemical pollutants produced by a city or area, and it can be detrimental to our lungs, other animals, plants and even the ozone layer high above us.

The particularly nasty thing about air pollution is the silent, unseen impact it has on us. Whereas we can see and taste water pollution, air pollution is much less obvious. It is, however, still deadly. For instance, everyone knows smoking is bad for you and will ruin your lungs. Yet, not a single person either seems to know or care that among air pollution facts, one of the ugliest is as follows. If you drive in rush hour traffic in Los Angeles with your window rolled down, the harm to your lungs per hour is equal to smoking two PACKS of cigarettes. TWO PACKS!

Holes in the ozone layer, which is a layer in the upper atmosphere, allow more harmful UVB (ultraviolet B) light to reach us from the sun. This light can cause skin cancer as well as sun burns and less ailments. There are other causes for the holes in this layer besides just smog, and these include carbon dioxide released from burning fossil fuels and even the exhaling of farm animals. While we would consider most of the harm done to the atmosphere to be caused by chemicals, air pollution facts tell us that even animals have a hand in creating air pollution.

So, what can we do to stop air pollution? While there is no way to completely get rid of pollutants that harm our air quality and ozone layer, we can help to eliminate man made causes of atmospheric distress. Cutting down on the use of fossil fuels, using non-chemical based cleaners, and generally thinking "green" can all help to reduce the amount of air pollution we produce. A fundamental solution is to get off fossil fuels for our cars and the hybrid vehicles are a good start. If the mythical hydrogen vehicle ever comes to be, the reduction of air pollution in major cities will be astounding.

While there is …

How to Exploit a Woman’s Mind And Turn Her Into Your LOVE SLAVE Who is Addicted to You Forever!

How to Exploit a Woman’s Mind And Turn Her Into Your LOVE SLAVE Who is Addicted to You Forever!

If you are scared about using highly covert (but not illegal or unethical) ways to seduce and attract women, then turn away now. These tactics are definitely not for those who are faint-hearted! On the other hand, if you have got the guts to use these techniques, then success with women would come easy to you. All you need to do is to learn these tactics and techniques – and most importantly, use them! When you do this, you would be able to make any woman totally addicted to you and want to be your LOVE SLAVE for life…

How To Exploit A Woman’s Mind – And Turn Her Into Your LOVE SLAVE Who Is Addicted To You Forever!

“Play The Game Of Rejection”. Look – one thing that a beautiful woman NEVER gets is rejection. If you want to stand out in the mind of a perfect 10, then you have got to do the unexpected – REJECT HER. Most guys would try to kiss her proverbial behind in order to impress her – but you should not do the same unless you want to be seen as one of them losers. You should instead play “hard to get” – and her beauty should leave you unfazed.

“Make Her Qualify Herself”. This is a killer mind trick that would really mess her up. Ask her to give you reasons she should get YOUR attention. Turn the tables on her and make her qualify herself to you. This is a reverse psychology trick which would covertly make a woman feel attracted to you.…

Mexico

Mexico

Mexico is popular with travelers from all over the world. The visitors of Mexico go there for many reasons: sunshine, blue seas swarming with fish and coral, crystal-white beaches, mountains and volcanoes, jungles full of striking wildlife, collectible folk art and the wonderful remains of ancient cultures.

Mexico is known for its tourist destinations. Its fantastic location and year-round mild climate, gorgeous white beaches are ideal for water sports. The site of the Caribbean Ocean makes this place a desired vacationing spot for all.

History of Mexico

Mexico has reminders of its past in just about every city you visit, due to Mexico’s vast history. Sometime during the last ice age nomadic tribes of hunter-gatherers from Asia first crossed the Bering Strait and entered the Western Hemisphere. The various civilizations of Mesoamerica are distinguished from others elsewhere in the New World by a variety of common cultural developments including hieroglyphic writing, commerce and trade, an extensive knowledge of astronomy, a highly accurate calendar system, and fascinating religious beliefs featuring a complex pantheon, a ritualistic ball game, and human and animal sacrifices.

Cities of Mexico

Cancun has a first rate tourist road and rail network. The most famous hotel chains in the world have combined luxury and comfort with hospitality. Cancun has fascinating Mayan remains, as well as a museum displaying pieces from this culture. It’s excellent overland and air links will whisk you to some of the most impressive places in the Mayan World in both Quintana Roo and neighboring state of Yucatan.

Cabo San Lucas at the southernmost tip of Baja, was once a base for pirate ships waiting to pounce on Spanish treasure ships. It has quickly become the main point of Los Cabos: million-dollar condos have sprung up, palm trees have been transplanted, golf courses have been laid, water has been piped in from San José and everywhere is kept immaculate.

The island of Cozumel Mexico has shops with a nice selection of goods including fine jewelry stores. There are so many great reasons to visit Cozumel that once you visit once, you might just get hooked. Compared to other tropical vacation spots, Cozumel is very inexpensive. The unusually short 2-hour flight from Houston, Miami, or Dallas/Fort Worth means you can be lying on a lounge chair sipping a beverage by noon!

Puerto Vallarta is smaller, quieter and younger than Acapulco. In its own way, it is actually every bit as commercial – perhaps more so, since here tourism is virtually the only source of income – but appearances count for much, and Puerto Vallarta, while doing all it can to catch up with Acapulco, appears far less developed and retains a more Mexican feel.

Christmas in Mexico

Christmas for Mexicans, in traditional homes and rural areas, is a religious holiday. It is a celebration of the Nativity. The first thing to know about celebrating Christmas in Mexico is that most everybody takes off the last two weeks in December to spend more time with the family, …

Traditional Dances Of Kenya

Traditional Dances Of Kenya

The traditional dances of Kenya are some of the most diverse and popular in Africa. The various types of folk music are based on different ethnic groups that are found in the country. The culture, language, dance and music of every tribe is different from each other. The drum is the most popular musical instrument used in many dances performed around the country. Other famous instruments include; bells, horns, guitar, flutes and whistles.

The music and dance is from the rich culture of Kenya and it can be categorized into folk, traditional and international. Isikuti, a Luhya name for drum is the traditional dance for the Luhya people in Western Kenya. Paired men and women sway to the rhythm of the drums, bells, whistles and horns in their dance style.

The Masai communities have structured dances performed in different occasions. For example, the Masai Jumping Dance which is also called “Adamu” in the Masai language is a dance performed by Masai warriors. They show their strength and stamina by leaping into the air one after the other as the rest of the warriors stand in a circle while they sing. The Masai community do not use any musical instruments when performing their folk songs. Instead, women wear bells and rattles which create jiggling sound as they sing.

Both the Kamba and Chuka people are famous for their acrobatic style of dancing. They have a unique drumming style in which a long drum leans forward between the thighs. Taarab is another for of traditional music in Mombasa. It consists of African and Arabian influence. In this dance style, men, women and the Youth dance in a rhythmic way as they sing poems in Swahili. The people of Mombasa have a unique way of dressing and majority of the people talk in Swahili. Today, Taarab is still popular in the coastal region.

Traditional dance of Kenya has become more modern due to the western and foreign influence. The guitar is the most famous instrument used in the international music. Many modern forms of music have evolved such as reggae, hip-hop, jazz, rap, Afro-Fusion and the Congolese pop. All the modern form of music is very popular to the Kenyan youth especially in urban cities. Some famous modern musicians include Mighty King Kong, Eric Wainaina and Maji Maji. The spread of Christianity in Kenya has also given birth to another form of dance called gospel music, which have spread throughout all the churches.…

Different Types of Sports

Different Types of Sports

Football

Football is a very popular competitive team sport. The object of this game is to score more points than the other team. You can score points various ways like carrying the ball over the goal line, running with the ball over the goal line, catching a pass while standing behind the goal line and many more ways. Whoever has the most points wins the game. The ball is an oval shaped ball. The game is played on a grass field that is 360 feet by 160 feet. The field is separated by many lines for game play. Each team typically plays with 11 players each on the field.

Baseball

Another competitive team played sport is baseball. This one is played with a bat and a small hard ball. The team with the most points wins the games. Points are calculated by how many players have crossed home plate. One team bats while the other team pitches and plays outfield. After so many strikes, they switch places. The field is diamond shape and made up with grass and dirt. There are 9 players on each team.

Softball

Softball is a lot like baseball. It is played with a bat and a softer version of the baseball. Softball uses the same field as baseball does and has the same rules although softball often has additional bases called safe bases. Safe bases are so the first baseman and the runner do not collide with one another during game play. You will typically see these bases in children’s softball and women’s softball games. Points are also calculated by how many players have crossed home plate. After so many strikes, the teams switch places from outfield to batting.

Basketball

This is also a competitive team sport. Played with a large round ball and a hoop or a basket. The object of this game is to get the ball into the hoop more times than the other team. Each time the ball goes into the hoop points are scored. The value of points depends on where the player is standing when they shoot the ball into the hoop. The court is a solid flat ground with baskets or hoops on each end. There are different size courts depending on who is playing. Regulation court size is 94 feet by 50 feet.

Soccer

Soccer is a competitive team played game. This game is played with a ball that is round and big and two goal nets, one on each end of the field. The object of this game is to score more points than the other team. You score points by kicking the ball into your opponent’s goal net. You are not allowed to use any hands in this game with the exception of the goalkeeper which is the person who guards the goal net. There are 22 players on the field at one time. The field is varied in length from 50 yards to 120 yards, depending on who is playing and what regulations they …

7 Massage Marketing Tips

7 Massage Marketing Tips

The following are 7 ways to grow and improve your therapy business. Some of these methods are extremely simple but can give you powerful results.

1. Send a thank-you postcard or email to your customer. People love thank yous and you will get more repeat visits and referrals.

2. After the session ask your client if they would like to book another session. This is a simple and effective way to boost your sales.

3. Offer gift-certificates – You could do a 'buy 1 get 50% off'. Even though you will make slightly less per session, some people will give certificates to their friends and they may become long-term customers. Also, not everyone will redeem their certificates.

4. Tell your customers that you are wanting to get more clients and if they refer 3 people to you, you will give them a free session.

5. Have a quality looking website that gives information about your service and has nice-looking pictures so that your potential clients will feel more comfortable about coming to see you. Put your website url on your business cards, brochures, gift-certificates, bumper sticker on your car, your signs, anywhere you can!

6. Keep a database of your best customers and send them a birthday card on their birthdays and a holiday card for Christmas. You may want to offer a coupon for a discount inside the card.

7. Give away a freebie to your customers that has your name and website address on it. Some great freebies are: fridge magnets, coffee cups, water bottles, stickers, key chains, reusable grocery bags.

By following these 7 tips you can dramatically increase your business. Remember that it's all about building quality relationships, show people that you care. It's important to go 'the extra mile', you'll separate yourself from your competition and people will notice. Start implementing one or more of these marketing techniques today and watch your business grow. …