Apr 30, 2010

Sky Watch: Another Rural View

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The view is located at Bumiayu, Central Java, Indonesia. There are wide rice fields, green hills, blue sky, but there are also several telecommunication towers…

Visit Sky Watch Friday to see more beautiful skies pictures around the world!

Diet-to-Go: Best Choice to Improve Your Health and Lose Your Weight

If your health and well-shape have become your priority, having healthy diets are of major significance. In correlation to food, the word ‘diet’ has two different connotations. Generally, diet is the common food and drink consumed every day. On the other hand, someone can also be dieting by applying one of various diets for cosmetic or medical reasons, such as achieving or losing weight.

Diets for losing weight are based upon calories taken in and calories used in activity. You will lose weight if you take in fewer calories than you use. For keeping finest health and weight management, a much better plan would be included changing in life style and choosing better food.

Choosing better food and eating healthy diet can be a very hard thing to do, especially if you’re a busy person and you must do all the preparation by your self. So, if you face this trouble, why don’t you try Diet-to-Go?
With Diet-to-Go, a leading food company in delicious and healthy diet meal delivery service, your dieting will become a pleasant experience. It would be a lot easier for you to get tasty, healthiest, most affordable and best tasting calorie-restricted meals every day, right to your front door!

Diet-to-Go will help you to achieve your health and lose weight plans, because they only use highest quality ingredients in their diet meals and always stick on dietary guidelines of all major health organizations. What ever your special dietary needs and preferences, Diet-to-Go has a plan for you. Just dial 1-800-743-SLIM (7546) to get your personalized meal plan!

Apr 28, 2010

How to Deal with Criticism

Dealing with criticism is something that we all have to face. One of the toughest challenges when going after a dream is to have people laugh at you. Has this ever happened to you? I found a good article, written by Kevin Ngo. Hope it can help us a lot.

Dealing with criticism is a lot easier when people who you don't really care about tell you stuff like this, but when you have people who should be supporting you say those things, it can really be a huge blow to your confidence.

Well, that's life. For some people, they will give up even before they get started because they take their critic's opinions to be the truth.

Why People Criticize
There are a couple of reasons why people would even criticize your dreams. The first reason is because they don't want to see you get disappointed which really just means they don’t believe you can do it. The second reason is because they don’t want to be left behind so subconsciously, they want you the fail. The third reason is because… they really do want you to fail. So how do you deal with people who tell you that you will not and cannot succeed in reaching your goals?

The worst time to have someone criticize your dreams is when you are in the middle of a setback. Why? Because you are more open to actually believe what they are saying to you. These are those moments when your confidence is usually at its lowest so dealing with criticism is the toughest during these times. Add to that the "I told you so" of critics and you have the ingredients for the perfect dream killer.

Whether or not you will achieve your goals will largely depend on how well you can hold onto the belief you have in yourself when times are tough. This is why it helps tremendously to surround yourself with people who will encourage you during these times.

Opinions Are Just OpinionsWhen dealing with criticism, you must realize that people's opinions of you are just that, opinions. Just because someone tells you they don’t think you will ever amount to anything, it doesn't mean they are right. You must develop unshakable confidence and belief in yourself. There are tons of successful people who have been told they are a piece of crap their whole lives. You must learn to either ignore those opinions or use it to work even harder and give you more reason to not give up.

It's only when you start to doubt yourself and believe what they say, will their opinion of you start to shape your reality. Don't let this happen. Don't give them the satisfaction of being right.

What Do They Know?There was a story of a boy who had a project where he had to draw a future house. He ended up drawing a ranch. When the teacher saw his drawing, she told him that he had to redo it because it was ridiculous to think that a boy from a poor family like him would ever become successful enough to own a ranch. He never redid the project. He turned it in as it was because that was his dream. She gave him an F for it.
Years later, he invited that teacher and her current students on a field trip. The field trip was to his beautiful ranch. When the teacher saw how successful he had become, she apologized to him and wondered just how many kids' dreams she may have destroyed because she taught she could predict someone's future just by looking at their current conditions.

The Future is Still UnwrittenWho you are today has little to do with who you can become in the future because you can decide to take actions today that will lead you down an entirely different path than you were previously heading. Don't let other people's opinion of you make you doubt yourself because if you do, you are letting them control your fate. The decisions you make and actions you take is what will determine whether or not your dreams will become a reality.

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Enhancing Your Car Look with Lambo Doors

Most people value their rides aren’t only as transportation means; it’s more than that. People often see a car as a symbol of someone’s identity, personality and life style. That’s why most cars owners like to modify their vehicles’ performance.

Modification also called as customizing. It personalizes the car to reflect the owner’s taste, sense of proportion and design. More often car modification is done just to make your car look better. There are many things that can be done to modify a car. Any part of a car can be modified and making modifications is a statement of the owners to express their personal style.

To avoid wasting your money by buying improper car accessories, you should deal with a professional. That’s why I encourage you to visit CARiD. With their best and helpful customer service, you will get a big assist in selecting the right accessories for your rides. Make sure that any modifications to your car are safe and won’t disturb the comfort of the vehicle.

If you want your car looks classy and futuristic, why don’t you install
vertical doors for your car? Vertical or lambo doors are car doors that open vertically like Lamborghini cars. You can easily change it by using a lambo door car kit. A car with lambo doors is really unique and stands out from other kinds of cars. People will turn their heads to your cars!

Lambo door car kits that are especially designed for specific car models are already available. Try to look for ones that are specific to your car model. Don’t worry, if you search at CARiD, you’ll find one that match with your car. Whatever the type and brand of your car, they offer a wide range of choices. Finding proper lambo door car kit for your car can be a stressful experience; but it won’t happen if you get it at CARiD, the best place for car owners who like to modify cars.

Apr 26, 2010

Wild Flower

This time I just want to share wild flower that I saw on my neighborhood. Visit Today's Flowers to see more beautiful flowers around the world.

Don’t Need to Lie

Here are three steps you should take:

Tell the truth compulsively
Try to tell the truth about everything: what you’ve done or plan to do, how you feel and what you think. The way to keep honesty is to be descriptive and precise.

Tell the truth immediately
The best time to express a deny, anger, fear or disappointment is when you are experiencing it. The hardest thing about these feelings is getting over them, and the only way to get over them is to tell the truth about them.

Tell the truth repeatedly.
In every important relationship in your life, practice regularly the following evaluation exercise.

Each one of you evaluates the rest along three simple criteria: “This is what I want you to stop doing; this is what I want you to start doing; this is what I want you to continue doing.”

Than as a group (or as a couple) meet to share the evaluation. Be aware, this process can become additive and very satisfying.

Imagine being real and genuine with each other. Imagine what the world would be like if you could actually believe and what people tell you. It might get a bit rocky at times, but it would fundamentally change the world.

So maybe honesty is a radical idea in this day, but lets do our part in “telling the truth” so honesty becomes commonplace.
Rewrite source:Nisandeh Neta-inspiration2go.com

All about Women’s Fashion Trends

Having inner beauty is important; but there’s no doubt, looking beautiful can enhance women’s self confidence. But of course, it doesn’t mean that you have to look like an actress or a model, just be yourself and do what you should do to achieve it.

One of the several ways to have best appearance is beautifying your body with neat and clean clothes that suits you. You should wear clothes and other fashion stuffs that give added value to your whole performance. Have you ever heard the words “Dress for Success?” People often judge you by what you are wearing. So pay more attention while you are choosing what to wear every day.

That’s why fashion is one of women’s interests at all times. Many women are passionate about fashion and always try to follow
womens fashion trends. Being up dated with latest fashion news is important for every fashionista.

How to always catch up with latest news in fashion industry? It’s suggested for you, female friends, to get the latest news on top fashion on Stylecaster.com. You can find every thing that you’re looking for about latest ladies fashion! You can also visit cosmopolitan, a women’s online magazine, to find information about women’s fashion trends. Are you ready to catch the latest fashion style now?

Best Business VoIP for Your Small Business

Have you already been familiar with Voice over Internet Protocol? VoIP is simply transmission of voice communication over IP networks such as internet. It’s very different with traditional phone lines. Perhaps you’ve already known Skype –a famous VoIP desktop application- that allows you to speak one another via internet.
Isn’t it great?

Why at present time VoIP is becoming more popular and many business owners are switching their current business phone system to business VoIP phone system? Well, it’s all about cost reduction. The traditional phone system is more expensive.
Moreover, using business VoIP has other benefits, such as easy access, increased productivity, lower start-up cost, lower maintenance cost and lower monthly phone bills.

If you’re already interested in moving to
business voip phone system, you should choose the best service provider. Besides general advantages, it should give you more added facilitates. That’s why it’s very suggested to use Vocalocity, the leading provider of business VoIP to small business.

They have their own technology, provide easy to use system, and also affordable and feature rich business VoIP solution. Vocalocity is focusing to small business, so, they recognize the small business market well. If you’re a small business owner, you should try their service! Just call 877-VOCALOCITY to get more detailed information!

Apr 23, 2010

Bogor Presidential Palace’s Yard

Built in 1754, as one of six Indonesia Presidential Palaces, Bogor Presidential Palace is famous for its beautiful surroundings and lots of deer (more than 300) that live at the yard. For Sky Watch Friday, I share some spots of Bogor Presidential Palace’s yard. I haven’t yet shared here the palace pictures, because I haven’t yet succeeded to get good captures.

Apply Online Marketing to Grow Your Local Small Business

If you run your own business, you certainly realize that marketing have become an important role to maintain and grow your business. Marketing can be done through offline and online. Offline marketing means that you promote your business through media, placing banners in many areas, and any other ways to attract more customers.

Since internet has been used by most people as a source of information; online marketing can become the best way to promote your business. Search engines, such as Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and MSN, are useful tools that used to search information on internet. Online marketing will be effective if your business website is listed and get the top list in every search engine. People will easy to find your business; and it means bigger opportunities to bring new customers.

If your business is promoted in order to gain locally targeted customer, you need to innovate your online marketing way. It’s much recommended for local small business to apply Softline Local Online Marketing Package that issued by Softline Solutions, one of the best internet marketing company.

Applying Softline Local Online Marketing Package will give your business the best
small business online marketing, search engine optimization, multi-page website, being at the top list of search engines, and other functional facilitates. If you’re a local small business owner, you should try it!

Apr 22, 2010

Can You Not Lie?

What is honesty?
Honesty is telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Society’s definition of honesty is to tell “the partial truth, and only part of the truth as it serves your personal interests, and on the condition that no one is made to feel uncomfortable.”

It’s not about the big lies, but more about all the innocent, everyday white lies that you tell other people often.

Why do you lie?
We were taught that it’s perfectly acceptable to withhold our truth if we think it will hurt someone’s feelings, or cause a conflict, or make someone uncomfortable, or make us look bad.


People will give different emotion reactions for the same truth. When you truly understand this important truth, you’ll feel much more freedom to say what you think and feel.

Most times, it’s your own lack of trust in yourself to be able to deal with the other’s reactions that blocks your honesty. “How will I feel if this person reacts badly” you ask yourself. “I might feel guilty, so I’ll tell a little lie.”

The prices of lying
Let's face it, people will get angry and hurt sometimes in reaction to your honesty. But the alternative of living a life filled with lies is not much of an alternative. Lying also causes stress and anxiety.

Most of us don’t speak the truth for fear of the consequences. I decide to take my risk and accept all the consequences that may happen. For better relationship and a more satisfying life, I’m ready to always tell the whole truth, in polite way, of course.

Are you ready to tell the whole truth?

Rewrite source:Nisandeh Neta-inspiration2go.com
Picture source: liebchen11.wordpress.com

All about Latest Contact Lenses Technology

My sister in-law wears contact lenses for years; she doesn’t like wearing eyeglasses. In our last conversation, she said that she wanted to change her current contact lenses, because she felt it’s not comfortable anymore.

Contact lenses are placed directly on the cornea. I really agree if she switches it to use
latest contact lenses which are more comfortable and healthier for her eyes. I also recommended her to visit clearycontacts.net to get more information about new contact lens technology.

Clearlycontacts.net offers comprehensive information on
contact lens technology that is available in the market. It’s a site that you should visit if you really want to know more about contact lens technology!

A Mother of 25 Children

When I knew this news on television for the first time, my first impression was stunned. 25 children? And they all were coming from one woman? Wow…

Let me introduce you to Eros, a modest middle aged woman that comes from Purwakarta, West Java, Indonesia. Getting married with Asep when she was 16 years old, she was laboring babies until 25 times. I can’t guess precisely why it can happen. In Indonesia, it’s not hard to follow family planning program; because it’s free to get contraception stuffs at Health Center Community. Perhaps it’s just their lack of knowledge? I don’t know…

The youngest child is 11years old; she’s laboring him when she was 45 years old. For Eros and Asep, raising 18 (seven of them were passed away) children is very hard job. I saw her husband was crying when interviewed by a reporter. “I have too many children; it’s hard for us to feeding them…”

No wonder, Eros is a wandering food seller and Asep is a becak driver. Their income isn’t adequate at all! In lack condition, they can survive until now. Though I don’t agree with their decision to have too many children, I admire their struggle for surviving. They intend to raise their all children by themselves.

Since their story has been exposed by media, I hope it will be followed with their better condition. Who knows?

Best GPS Tracking Devices

Have you ever seen GPS Tracking devices? Have you already known what purpose of these devices are? At present time, GPS tracking devices - passive and active ones- are available in various shapes and sizes. It can be installed in not easily seen places, such as in vehicles.

By using
GPS Tracking device, it is possible for you to track people, vehicles and other assets, anywhere on earth. The device lets the location information to be collected and it can be applied for many purposes.

The users of GPS Tracking devices come from diverse sides, from businesses, government and law enforcement agencies, until personal citizens. If you are parents, perhaps you always want to know the presence of your teenager, especially when they drive cars. The devices allow you to track your teenager, easily! It’s so relieving, right?

Think watchfully your reason for purchasing a GPS Tracking device and its usefulness to yourself, your family or business. Do a little research to decide the best choices for you. Make your decision based on accuracy, sensitivity, frequency of sampling points, power sources, reliability, and the best software.

That’s why it’s much recommended to get GPS Tracking LandAirSea Systems. Since 1994, it has been a leading manufacturer of effective, high quality and affordable GPS Tracking systems, devices and software. They will help you to choose the proper devices that most match with your needs. Don’t hesitate to visit their site or dial 1-847-462-8100 for getting more detailed information.

Apr 21, 2010

How to Calm Your Worry (2)

As I mentioned before, this post is the continuance of the previous one. Happy reading…

4. Worry: The Threat of Crimes and Natural Disasters
The reality: We live in an uncertain world and are exposed to violent images on TV and the Internet. It’s enough to make the calmest person paranoid, or at least a bit edgy.

You’re most vulnerable if: You’ve ever been in a situation that threatened your safety.

What to do: Take a few moments to consider the probability (not the possibility) that something you’re worried about will happen. If you can differentiate between facts and fears, you can deal with reality. As a way of coping, learn how to be better prepared for a disaster.

Write a list of things that would make your home safer and more secure, and come up with a disaster-readiness plan. Check these tasks off the list as you complete them. Then you can say, “OK, I’ve done everything I can. Now I need to go on with my life”.

It has gone too far when: Your worry leads you to make unnecessary and unreasonable adjustments to your life―for example, refusing to fly or take public transportation. Talking to a therapist could bring things back into perspective.

5. Worry: Your Health
The reality: Everyone worries about illness now and then, and as you move into middle age, you’re more likely to have unfamiliar aches and pains.

You’re most vulnerable if: You’ve observed important people in your life becoming ill or overreacting to illness. If you have had a troubled health history, you may be more likely to over think your health.

What to do: Get a thorough checkup to determine if you’re in good health, and bring any legitimate symptoms to your doctor’s attention. Then focus on the positive things you can do for yourself, like improving your diet and other habits.

It has gone too far when: Your doctor repeatedly assures you that you don’t have the illness you fear and you continue to worry anyway, or you suffer from disease-of-the-month syndrome. If reasonable measures don’t help and your health worries are taking over your life, seek professional advice.

6. Worry: Money
The reality: Even people who earn more than enough to cover their expenses can be hit with unexpected bills, due to anything from a lost job to a major illness.

You're most vulnerable if: Your parents were nervous about money or you grew up in a home where it was a constant struggle to make ends meet. Others believe that having more money will make them feel more secure or garner respect.

What to do: Keep a budget and track what you spend in cash; make a list of how much you owe, and note if you're saving any money. This will give you a sense of whether you need to be concerned.

It's also wise to think about what money symbolizes to you. If it represents security, success, pride, or moral worth, finding other ways to fulfill those desires can take some of the pressure off your financial picture. Also, avoid comparing your finances and happiness with those of people who have more money.

It has gone too far when: The smallest expenditure sends you spinning into a budgetary panic, or you can't enjoy a few simple indulgences. You should consult to a therapist, possibly one who specializes in financial issues.

Source: realsimple.com
Image source : devieriana.wordpress.com

Being Healthy with Infrared Sauna

You might have been familiar with conventional or steam sauna; but have you already heard about infrared sauna? In infrared sauna, the heat is generated by Carbon Fiber heaters. Different with conventional sauna, infrared or radiant heat is simply absorbed by person tissue (as much as 93%) without overheating the surroundings.

It feels like having sun bathing –so warm- only without the dangerous ultraviolet rays. Infrared saunas increase the body’s internal temperature while maintaining the outside temperature at acceptable levels. This infrared sauna not only infiltrates deeper for more sweat production, but it is also safe and doesn’t produce unpleasant effects.

The world that we live in right now is highly polluted. It’s the fact that a mixture of pollutants can be externally absorbed by the body; and it really can cause health problems. According to experts, the most impressive method of body detoxifying is using
sauna. Sweating is a natural way of the body to reduce toxins through the skin!

Besides facilitating the washing out of toxins, this heat therapy gives a comforting effect on the sovereign nervous system and makes the muscles feel relaxed. It reduces blood pressure and is useful to the digestive system. When the core body temperature is risen by using a sauna, the immune system is also increased. Infrared sauna has also other benefits for your health; such as for weight loss, pain and arthritis relief, skin purification, cardiovascular system and circulation improving.

When a steam sauna can double your electricity bill, with lower heating time, infrared saunas are much cheaper. Have you already been interested to have your own infrared sauna? At Crystal Sauna, you can get your best in-class and fully unique featured infrared saunas. They offer more than 30 different models to meet your needs. Visit Crystal Sauna site or just call 1-877-811-1001 for getting more detailed information. 

Apr 20, 2010

How to Calm Your Worry

There’s no doubt- during life- we can’t avoid from being worried. It can annoy your quality of life if you can’t face your fears properly. In her article, Stacey Colino described six most common fears and the strategies to calm it. I think it will help a lot.

1.Worry: Job Security
The reality: In an uncertain economy, employment is far from a sure thing, so it's easy to wonder if your position may be eliminated.

You're most vulnerable if: You've been laid off from a job before or someone close to you was fired unexpectedly.

What to do:
Grounding yourself in day-to-day reality is a good way to avoid stressing. Try to keep a close eye on how your company is doing financially so you can estimate the possibility of layoffs.
Meet with your boss to learn what you can do to solidify your position. Discuss what projects you should be working on and which skills and responsibilities you should be developing.

It has gone too far when: You are constantly stressing over your job performance. In this case, overly perfectionist tendencies could be to blame, and you may want to discuss this issue with a therapist.

2.Worry: The State of Your Relationship
The reality
: Relationships are full of challenges, particularly as the years together add up.

You’re most vulnerable if: You’ve ever been betrayed by a lover, you have lasting fears of rejection, or you grew up in a broken family. Unsettled issues can end up projected onto a spouse and cause a wave effect.

What to do:
Take stock of your relationship by asking yourself how often you’re frustrated or upset with your partner and in what situations this typically happens.
Write down your thoughts. Getting your worries on paper helps you evaluate them with a clearer head.
Consider how realistic your concerns are and whether you could be projecting unrelated anxieties onto the relationship.
Find a calm time to talk to your partner, being honest but not confrontational.

It has gone too far when: You take each squabble as a sign your relationship is faltering, or you’ve stopped enjoying time you spend with your partner. For help in talking things through, consider couples counseling. Or if the problem rests mostly with you, see a therapist on your own.

3.Worry: The Safety and Wellbeing of Your Children
The reality: There’s plenty to be anxious about. Because you love your children, it’s natural that you want to protect them from harm and heartache, and it can be hard to accept that you can’t completely control everything. In fact, some worry or concern is probably a sign of good parenting.

You’re most vulnerable if: Your child had a serious illness or accident, or he has a chronic health condition. Or if you were neglected during your childhood, you could be overcompensating by constantly worrying.

What to do:
Find a pediatrician you trust and can talk to openly. Most pediatricians are used to parents who worry and a big part of their job is to help parents figure out what’s worth worrying about and what isn’t.
With worries that aren’t related to health―if your child is struggling with math or having a conflict with a friend―ask yourself whether there’s an action you can take to deal with the situation. Does your child need a tutor? Could talking to a therapist help him better manage difficult friendships? If a solution presents itself, try it. You have to learn to accept uncertainty. It helps if you recognize that kids are ‘tough’. They have to learn how to fall down to learn how to get up.

It has gone too far when: Worrying about your children interferes with your own life―if you’re losing sleep or if it’s hurting your relationship. Ask about the possibility of seeing an anxiety expert.

I’ll divide this topic into two posts. Next post will mention other three worries. See you…

Source: realsimple.com
Image source:leejagers.wordpress.com

Best Protection for Your Loved Ones

I stay with my father, 75 years old, at the same house. He doesn’t have a serious illness, but his blood pressure tends to unstable. Except me and my husband, there is no one else at home. It always worries me if I have to go out of town for days and leaving him alone at night. There is a woman who helps doing house hold jobs; but she is only at home until noon.

My father also likes to going out from home alone; whether he goes to post office, banks, stores, etc; most often he doesn’t tell me the places that he want to go. It truly makes me anxious; especially if he also forgets to bring his mobile phone. My most fear is something bad happen to him; and there’s no one can help!

That’s why I felt so grateful to know BrickHouse alert. With their valuable products, I can provide a 24 hours medical alert at home. Like having a live helper at home, BrickHouse alert presents two new helpful
Medical Alert products: Fall Alert detector and GPS Tracking Bracelet.

If your loved ones had fallen and can’t push a button; the Fall Alert detector will alert the emergency personnel and the help will come soon. GPS Tracking Bracelet, with 2-way speakerphone, can be used like a cell phone to call for getting help and also as a tracker device to find the user.

For getting more information on their Medical Alert products and services, visit their site or dial 877 632 5378. Let’s give best protection for our loved ones!

Get Bespoke Rugs to Beautify Your Home

There are lots of ways to beautify your home; and placing rugs in your rooms is a much suggested way. Well-selected rugs can accent the décor of your room, emphasize present furniture, and also add color, warmth and style.

If you want to add character of a room or just cover the dirty spots on your existing floor, placing rugs can be also your answer. For example, you can warm up a large room that feels impersonal and cold by adding a room size rug in a warm, matching color.

Before choosing the right rug; you should consider several things first, such as: what size rug that you want, select the shape of the rug, decide what color you want your rug to be, and select the type that you want for your rug.

Having decided your wanted rug; you start to search it; but then you face difficulty in finding your desired rug. You haven’t found rugs that suits with your style and preference yet. Female friends, if the quality is your priority, why don’t you try to bespeak your rugs? It will solve your problem, right? Thanks to the internet technology, it makes you possible to get rugs with your own designs!

I know a best place to bespeak high quality wool rugs. Rug Couture, a leading luxury custom rug company, has been specialized in producing luxury
bespoke rugs for over ten years. At Rug Couture, creating your unique rug is easy; just simply go to their online application and start to design it. Don’t worry, they offer huge variation of styles and designs. You can select your own style, design, colors, shape and size; moreover, you can save your creations and view it in 2D and 3D.

They can make any bespoke rug; you can also get your unique rug by emailing them your designs, photographs, logo or other ideas of your own, along with the needed sizes. Isn’t it great? So, where ever you are, if you really want to beautify your home with a high quality, luxury and unique wool rug, just visit Rug Couture or dial 0845 071 9303 for getting more information.

Apr 19, 2010

Japanese Bamboo Flowers

I’m late (again!). Japanese Bamboo has unique flowers; for me, it looks like fireworks. When they are blooming, it expel strong fragrant in the night. We can smell it from our bed room! I share them for you at Today's Flowers.

Apr 15, 2010

Sky Watch : Stratus Clouds

When I looked at the sky this morning, I saw these stratus clouds up there… how beautiful! I captured and now I share it for you...

For more skies pictures all over the world, visit Sky Watch Friday !

Get Home Equity Loan for Your Financial Solution

A home equity loan, also known as a second mortgage, is a type of loan that let you, home owners, to borrow money by leveraging the equity in your home. The equity in your home is used as collateral. These loans are valuable to help finance major home improvement, medical bills or college education. A home equity loan generates a lien against the borrower's house, and decreases real home equity.

Home equity loans offer a trouble-free cash source for you. The interest rate on a home-equity loan - although higher than that of a first mortgage - is much lower than on credit cards and other consumer loans. Interest paid on a home-equity loan is also tax deductible.

If you have a stable and dependable source of income and know that you will be able to pay back the loan, its low interest rate and tax deductibility of paid interest makes it a rational alternative for your financial solution. Fixed-rate home equity loans can help cover up the cost of a single, large purchase, such an unanticipated medical bill.

Before applying home equity loan, make sure first that you understand the terms of the loan and you have reviewed your present financial situation. If you are already convinced to apply home equity loans, it’s much recommended to apply it at lendingexpo.com. With their wide network of lenders, you will find reliable and suitable equity home loan experts in your area. Moreover, you won’t face a complex procedure. Applying loan at lendingexpo.com is free, simple and fast; just simply submitting your online application to gain the best rates of home equity loan!

This site also provide other beneficial loan options such as refinancing, student loan refinancing, second mortgages, debt consolidation loans, small business loans and student loans. For mid to lower American residents, lendingexpo.com facilitates them to use secured program- government FHA loans- that provide lower down payments.

Apr 14, 2010

Are You Already Included Self-Loving People?

This short post is still with the same topic, about loving yourself. As mentioned before, self-love occurs when you decide who you are and what you want is important. It is an inner state of being which develops as you decide it is all right to build a kind and meaningful partnership with your self. Self-love involves deciding to connect with your dreams and then supporting yourself with encouraging thoughts and empowering self-supportive actions.

To answer the question at the title, below I mention some characteristics of self- loving people (written by Annette Colby, RD). Here they are:
  • Self-loving people focus on feeling good.
  • Self-loving people allow themselves to be happy and to share this with others.
  • Self-loving people tend to treat themselves well.
  • They see enjoyment of life as a primary goal most of the time.
  • They do not remain in mistreatment by others.
  • They are caring towards others.
  • They find a thought that feels good, and practice it.
  • They let themselves succeed.
I guess I’ve already included self-loving people, though I don’t have all the characteristics. I love me…

Source: selfgrowth.com
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Beautify Your Home with Affordable Rugs

There are many ways to beautify your home; and placing rugs in your rooms is a much recommended way. Well-chosen area rugs can accent the décor of your room, emphasize present furniture and add color, warmth and style -anywhere- from the kitchen to the bedroom. Placing a rug can totally modify the look of any room!

If you want to add character of a room or just cover the dirty spots on your existing floor, placing rugs can be also your answer. For example, you can warm up a large room that feels impersonal and cold by adding a room size area rug in a warm, matching color.

Before choosing the right rug; you should consider several things first, such as: what size rug that you want, select the shape of the rug, decide what color you want your rug to be, and select the type of pattern that you want for your rug.

Having decided your wanted rug; you might wonder how much money you have to spend to buy a beautiful rug. Dear female friends, you don’t need to worry, I have good news for you. Thanks to the internet technology, it makes you possible to get your wanted rugs at lowest price.

I know a best place to find beautiful but cheap rugs. SuperiorRugs.com offers huge collection Area Rugs in different size, colors, shapes and styles. From contemporary to traditional designs- whatever style of your wanted rug is- you will find one!

At SuperiorRugs.com; you can get many beautiful
Rugs at discounted prices. Go to their clearance area rugs sections; you can see limited selections of Cheap Rugs there. You can save your money up to 80% of the real price! Isn’t it a best price?

They sell rugs directly to you -without the middleman- that’s why they can give the best possible price. If you live in Central New Jersey and nearby; you can straightly visit their factory direct warehouse, to see their best collection. It would be a great experience!

Apr 13, 2010

Love Yourself First!

Female friends, you might have realized that the most important relationship you will ever have is the one you have with yourself. You can't love anyone else if you can't love yourself. If your goals involve increasing your self esteem, ending depression, moving beyond diets or overeating behaviors, or just wanting to live happier, you have to know what self-love looks like. Learn how to define self-love and then how to bring it into your own life!
Of course, loving yourself is different from self-adoration or narcissism, which are negative and a huge turn off to others as they involve placing oneself above others. It’s a huge different!

First, it’s better that you know what basic principles of self love are. Here are the principles:
  • Who you are is more important than what you are.
  • You are valuable. Nothing can change that.
  • What you want always matters.
Increasing your love of self involves an intention to become more self-loving and then following up this intention with reinforcing actions. An intention involves a conscious decision to be happier and more fulfilled in your own life.

Below are some practical ideas that you can do :
  • Acknowledge and verbally praise yourself.
  • Have fun more often.

  • Learn new ways to relax and release tension.

  • Practice conscious, deep, full-bodied breathing several times each day.

  • Think inspiring thoughts.

  • Instead of always focusing on the problem, decide to focus on desired outcomes.

  • Fill your life with beauty, such as times of silence, beautiful music, flowers.

  • Raise your confidence by taking daily small, achievable actions steps that support your goal.

  • Acknowledge your efforts and your successes.

  • Reward yourself daily.

  • Listen to your intuition and then follow it.

  • Let yourself succeed.

  • Nurture yourself by imagining desired outcomes to life's situations.

  • Offer yourself affection in many different ways.

  • Choose to think thoughts that bring inner peace (rather than worry).

  • Remember and feel gratitude.
Let’s love ourselves first…

Source: selfgrowth.com-Annette Colby, RD
Picture source : health.uark.edu

Apr 11, 2010

Fruit Flowers

Here are flowers of papaya and star fruit for Today's Flowers. My father planted the trees; and it grows well. I guess the fruit flowers have their own beauty, right? Especially the little star fruit flowers, I like its light purple color.

Be a Savvy Online Shopper!

Nowadays, you can find almost everything while shopping online. Shopping online has become a new and popular shopping style and it’s also a smart one. By comparing product prices from various online stores, it just takes minutes for you to find good price. It also just takes minutes to get one that most suits your need and preference. Isn’t it cool, female friends?

With the present economy condition and strict budget, saving money always becomes most people’s priority. You prefer to get your needs in less cost, right? If you are an online shopper, the best way to save money is using online coupons and promotional discounts that offered by many online stores. They provide coupons or codes to save more money, such as free shipping or an extra percentage off when you check out and enter the right code.

Online shoppers will actively browse online coupons here and there; looking for the best deals. It’s a great way to seek what you want at a discounted price; but it will take times for searching.

If you really want to be a savvy online shopper, you will love Savings.com coupons. You don’t need to do online search here and there anymore, because the site has offered the simplest and straightest way to the best deals online from many top retailers and brands. The best thing is; they always update with the latest and greatest best deals; so, you won’t miss any best offers!

At savings.com, you can search coupons codes by category, stores and brands. For example; if you’re looking for computers, gadgets, video games, and consumer electronic things, you can check out all best offers at
Dell online coupons and NewEgg coupons.

Well, it’s not hard anymore to be a savvy and smart shopper, right? Thanks to savings.com for the best supply!

Apr 10, 2010

Having Better Vision at Affordable Price

At present, lots of people are using eyeglasses for different purposes. From having better vision and eye protection, to functioning as personal fashion and style item.

Most people want to look good while wearing eyeglasses. So, they prefer to have stylish ones. There are many stylish eyeglasses at optical stores, but it’s usually at high prices. If you’re still seeking for a pair of eyeglasses, I know the best place to find high quality eyeglasses at low cost. I ask you to get it at Zenni Optical,The #1 online Rx glasses store.

According to
Eric’s Review of Zenni Optical, their high quality eyeglasses have been confirmed and suggested. The company offers eyeglasses in many variants such as: Prescription Eyeglasses, Bi-Focal Eyeglasses, Progressive Eyeglasses, and Premium Photochromic Glasses.

Do you really require progressive eyeglasses for better vision? Don’t be anxious, at Zenni Optical, you can get
Lowest Price Progressive Glasses. It’s a good news, isn’t? So, don’t hesitate to visit Zenni Optical, it’s the best place to get very affordable, high quality and stylish eyeglasses.

Apr 9, 2010

Sky Watch : Orchid and Blue Sky

Friday is time for Sky Watch! This time I share just a simple picture that I captured on my back yard. I guess blue sky is a perfect background for everything. Visit Sky Watch Friday to see more beautiful skies pictures...

Apr 8, 2010

Throw Out Your Bad Mood in 15 Minutes

I realize that I’m a moody woman. That’s why I felt so glad when I found this article, written by Lisa Ann Smith. It’s very useful for me; so I guess it’ll be useful for you also. Apply these 3 amazingly simple steps:

Step 1. Translate Your MoodAsk yourself these key questions to figure out what’s wrong.

  • What’s really bugging me? You’re irritable and sad, but you’re not sure why. Keep going back until you hit on the most disturbing thing, something that most affects you.

  • Am I avoiding something? Is there an irritating problem that has been building for months that you’ve been hoping would simply go away? Just acknowledging the bigger issue will take some pressure off.

  • Could it be more than one thing? It’s common to have various emotions rising up at the same time. When you have two or more pressing problems bringing you down, try to concentrate on them one by one.
Step 2. Calm Down
Start by taking a few deep breaths to get your emotions under control. Then choose one or more of the following techniques to help clear your mind.

  • Focus on breathing. Take 10 deep breaths. Breathing may help restore the balance between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems, buffering your body’s natural reaction to stressful situations.

  • Make a pie chart. Draw a circle and create slices of a pie chart to represent all the things that are upsetting you. Include everything you can think of, even if it’s as mundane as the nonstop rain outside. The act of presenting your concerns visually clarifies things, making the problems easier to identify and therefore to manage.

  • Find a quiet place. Go someplace where you can have privacy to shut down the stimulation to your brain. If you’re at a busy place, head to the bathroom and take a few minutes for yourself. If you’re at home, go to your bedroom or a place that feels comforting.

  • Distract yourself. Read a favorite funny website, play with your pet, fold laundry, or wash dishes for a few minutes. Diversions allow your emotions to calm down. Your brain keeps processing the problem even when you’re not consciously thinking about it, so, you’ll be better able to deal with the issue once you return to it.

  • Get some exercise. If possible, go out for a brisk walk, or do some yoga poses. It will lead you to think more clearly.

  • Blow off steam. Call a patient friend. Be sure to tell her you’re not trying to fix anything―you just want a listener.
Step 3. Create a StrategyThe tips below will help you fix the situation that caused your bad mood. Do all three in sequence. If you’re still in a bad mood condition, consider making an appointment with a therapist.

  • Talk to a problem-solver. Discuss things you can do to feel better as well as fix the problem.

  • Make a list. It should include things that will make you feel better, like sending flowers to your husband, calling Dad’s doctor to discuss his progress, or going to the gym at lunchtime. This list forces you to structure your concerns and help you move into problem-solving mode. Number the items in the order that you want to accomplish them.

  • Visualize your ideal. Take a few minutes to close your eyes and picture what you want in the moment, as if it’s actually happening. For instance, after you and your sister argue, imagine the two of you having a great time over dinner at your favorite restaurant. The memories of the fight will be replaced by a positive picture of harmony and fun.
Source:realsimple.com (image illustrated by Sophie Blackall)

Getting the Right Bike for You

Nowadays, cycling has become one of popular sport activities. Not only enjoyable activity, cycling is also a great way for you to get fit and it can result in many health benefits. Isn’t it great? Having known as aerobic exercise, cycling improves oxygen consumption in your body, increases heart rate and breath, increases blood circulation and reduces the risk of high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and heart diseases.

Have you been interested in cycling already? Of course, your next step is finding the right bike. First, you should decide what main type of bike riding you are. It will determine what the right bike is for you. There are various main styles of bikes that you can choose such as mountain bikes, road bikes, comfort bikes, and
BMX Bikes.
For example, if you prefer cycling longer distances (on the road city) at higher speed,
road bikes are the right choice. If you like to cycling off-road, challenging the rugged trails, mountain bikes are perfect for you. Comfort bikes are for you if your main interest is more about comfortable cycling than going fast.

Cycling has also risk factors; that’s why you have to prepare to avoid serious injury from cycling. There is still some argument, but there is rising proof that using
bicycle helmets can decrease the number of head injuries in cyclists. You might also require special clothes to wear and modify your bike with cycling accessories. It’s all up to you; but the most important is, your safety has to be your priority! Well guys, let’s ride our bikes…

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