Wednesday, 13 April 2016

High Quality Used Pianos for Sale in Singapore

Piano repair in Singapore is a very important business because the classical music tradition is beginning to earn popular acclaim. Many want their children to learn the skills and art of playing piano music. Popular culture has also played a role in bringing Singaporeans closer to classical music.  Those people that have already bought instruments will know that it is vital to have a good team to help you repair the instrument and maintain it. In the long run this will reduce the costs that you have to incur. At the same time it will ensure that you get a lot of longevity from the product that you have bought. That is where Piano DoReMi comes in. This is an expert team with knowledge about the industry as well as an awareness of customer needs. By consulting them you will get a chance to ensure that your instrument is in the best shape possible.

Things to Consider for Piano Repair in Singapore

The first major consideration is whether you have an electronic or manual piano. Each of these has specific requirements that must be overseen by an expert eye. For electronics the wiring and configuration is critical. If there is a foreign element or exposure to water then the piano will not function. The experts at Piano DoReMi will be able to advise you on the next steps depending on the type of instrument that you have. The manual ones tend to have problems with strings. They can be affected by wear and tear as well as the general weather conditions in Singapore. This new exciting outlet will also be dealing in the purchase and sale of second hand pianos. All clients are welcome.
Quality affects virtually every aspect of the industry. It starts with the product that you initially purchase for your home but also extends to piano repair in Singapore. These are rather delicate items that need a specialist to look after their general functionality. In order to ensure that you get the best quality, it is a great idea to drop in and see what the showroom has to offer. Here you will get a chance to browse the different brands of quality pianos that are on display as well as discussing some of your needs with the experts that will be on hand to help.

The great thing about visiting showrooms is that you get a chance to handle the pianos and try them out. Nothing beats playing an instrument when you want to understand its condition. Your needs are catered for in every way because Piano DoReMi has products that are in different prices ranges and come from various brands including Yamaha. You get to select the model of your choice and speak to someone that really understands piano repair in Singapore. All that you need to do now is visit the show room and make an inquiry about what is available. You will never look back once you have a sound instrument that can give you quality music for years on end. 

Celebrate Ugadhi in Singapore by watching latest Tamil movies on YuppFlix

There is no better way to celebrate Ugadhi than by watching some wonderful Tamil movies online. It is a cheap and convenient way to bring the family together even if you are far away from home.  Those Indians that are resident in Singapore will find this a great way to connect to their home culture. You can share stories and plotlines with loved ones on the internet or via the phone. There are so many popular movies that are being shown with relevant cultural themes. One of the stars at the moment is "Pugazh" with its uplifting and exciting plotlines. This is a fantastic way to reconnect with your community and have a bit of family fun.

Get the Drama and your Favorite Stars

The offerings are virtually limitless. For example the drama “Soggade Chinni Nayana” has become something of a fan favorite with all its top great celebrity actors including Anasuya Bharadwaj, Ramya Krishnan and Lavanya Tripati. For as little as $4.99 you can watch some of the biggest and most popular feature films online. Highlights include: “The Man Who Knew Infinity” which came out in 2015. Alternatively you may go for “Dheepan”. This year we have some real blockbusters like “Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum”. Next year there are rumors that “Robot 2” will be coming out. Many Indian communities in the diaspora enjoy watching this movies via pay per view because they are often in the original language and can be accessed outside the normal television scheduling.

Now that the preparations are seriously underway for Ugadhi, it is time to get those subscriptions going. The old VHS is quite obsolete and even DVDs are losing their sparkle. The new age is all about picking up your favorite movies online, at your convenience. Some of the early birds in the festivities include the Telugu community which has already started decorating homes and shopping for their entertainment. After the prayers and thanks for a blissful year; it will be time to watch all those great movies till the end of the day. Thankfully there are many Indian TV channels in Singapore to choose from. Being far away from home does not mean that you have to miss out on the fun. Get the kids and the rest of the family to join in by helping you to select the movies that you will be watching. This year seems particularly exciting so we wish you a wonderful Ugadhi day with lots of family entertainment. 

An Article about Rubbish and Junk Removal Services in London

Introduction to the City of London and its Waste Management Process

As one of the busiest cities in the world; London is the hub of an incredible range of economic activities. From restaurants to theatres to universities; the urban population is continuously producing waste material. That is not even considering household waste. By law; littering and unhealthy living conditions are not acceptable and there are a range of fines for those that do not comply. That is why has come up with services that give local people peace of mind. They can rest assured that their waste will be removed and disposed of in a safe and responsible manner. This article gives you an introduction to the process of junk removal in London and how to find the services that meet your needs.

Expert Help and Courteous Professionals

The first thing to consider is the level of expertise and relative experience of the rubbish disposal expert that you have in mind. In the case of, there is a specific training procedure that ensures safety, efficiency and a timely response to client requests. This is a highly technical process that requires a good understanding of environmental health issues as well as the general rules that govern how the city is run. The onus is on the property owner or occupant to satisfy themselves that the person they are hiring is up to the job.
Secondly the general attitude of the contractors is of vital importance. The last thing you need is to wait for ages before you can access junk removal services. In order to assist local residents and businesses, there is an accreditation system that ensures that only those who are good at their jobs are given the opportunity to serve clients. Some of the issues that will be addressed include CRB clearance and licensing.

Wedding Dates to Avoid in 2016 and 2017

Arranging a wedding is one of the most stressful activities for anyone regardless of whether they are the bride or the groom. The stress extends to friends and families who are closely involved in the event. This article discusses some of the wedding dated schedules that you must avoid for this year and next year. The good thing is that we have a fairly good idea of the major events that are going to happen in 2016 and 2017 so it makes your planning a lot easier.

The Dates that are Personally Important to You

It is a good idea to clear the diary so that your big day happens when you have no distractions. Selecting a day that is personally significant to you is a bad decision because it could potentially cause a clash, mixed loyalties and anxiety. Look at your calendar to rule out certain standard days that are potentially occupied with your personal issues. For example you should avoid clashes with the weddings of friends and family. Likewise if you intend to attend a colleague reunion or anyone of your guests is likely to attend then you should rule them out. Check for anniversaries of people within your circle and call to confirm if you are not sure. If your city or locality has a convention which you or any of the guests are expected to attend then it is probably a good idea to rule them out. Your local chamber of commerce will be able to give you a run-down of the main events that are taking place in your area.

Nationally Recognized Bank Holiday Weekends

There are advantages and disadvantages for selecting a holiday weekend. On one hand it is the time when everyone is going to be off work so that they are available to attend your big day. On the other hand there is a risk that you will be disrupting the plans of others that are supposed to attend your event. The people who work very hard throughout the year take their days off as something that is precious which must be protected at all costs. Moreover these bank holiday weekends give you an extra Friday or Monday so that your guests do not feel that they have to mute their enjoyment in order to prepare for the following working day. Research has shown that Sunday is an excellent day because it is cheaper than Saturday as long as the Monday is going to be free. Otherwise you may be faced with guests that will not touch alcohol or dance. The problem with bank holidays is that when hotels and guest houses hike their fees so you are left paying a premium for your event.

Valentine’s Day and Other Romantic Weekends

It seems rather strange to include this when advising you about how to avoid wedding dates. This is because Valentine’s Day has such a romantic association that it seems the perfect finish to your nuptials. Unfortunately it has spawned an industry in indulgent flowers which are hiked beyond any reasonable measure. Therefore you could end up with a ridiculously high bill for flowers when you could have spent the money elsewhere on essential items. In particular you will find that red roses are out of the question for such a day. Reception venues will also charge a lot more based on the fact that everyone will want to go out and have fun on Valentine’s Day. Of course it could turn out that your friends are very tolerant and are happy to indulge you for your quirky choices. Nevertheless you can expect that turn out will be smaller than usual if you opt for such “popular” dates.

Religious Festivals

It is never a good idea to select religious festivals for your big event. This is because the people that are going to attend come from all walks of life with different faiths. If you ignore their cultural traditions and the importance that they have for them; then you are being a horrendous host. Indeed you may find that you are getting many rejections for no other reason than the fact that you have failed to properly account for the occurrence of these religious festivals. Therefore you need to stay away from Christmas, Easter, Hanukah, Passover, Ascension Day, the Chinese New Year, Lent, Eid, Fasting Months and even Kwanza. This is not about being politically correct but recognizing the fact that you have a diverse group of friends and family who deserve respect when you are scheduling your wedding. Of course there comes a time when you have to go with the convenience of the majority. Do not over-compromise on your preferences just because you want to please everybody.

Major Public Events

Each country will have designated days that are for specific national events. In the USA it includes the Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, Women’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Halloween and the Day of Remembrance. There are very clear reasons why you need to avoid these. First of all the security detail is going to be horrendous. Everyone will want to be with their own family or out enjoying the national activities. The last thing they need is to be huddled in your reception hall trying to avoid listening to the major events that are taking place outside. These are clearly bad wedding dates. Likewise you should not try to compete with the major sporting events like Super bowl, NFL, Grand Slam finals and the FIFA World Cup. The chances are that if you do this, the sports aficionados will avoid you like the plague. 


Selecting a wedding date must seem like a nightmare. You potentially have 354 days to choose from which can be traditionally narrowed down to 52 Saturdays. In reality when you consider all the bad choices that we have just detailed above, the free wedding dates are actually few and far between. Therefore the decision-making process should be relatively straightforward. At the very least, reading this article has given you a hint about the factors that you need to take into consideration. 

Introducing the “So You Think You Can Dance” Indian Dance Show

About the Show

You can now watch so you think you can dance shows. The “So You Think You Can Dance” series is coming to the Indian Hindi community. Produced by Endemol India of Deepak Dhar, this program takes on a talent show format with a range of contestants showing their routines before the judges make comments and the audience votes for their choices. It is anticipated that the show will be shown every Sunday and Saturday night and will be closely related to the original American series that had been created by the Dick Clark Productions.

Upcoming Premier

The first season is expected to take place in April and those that watch TV online will be able to get all the episodes. Each program is going to last about 45 minutes in 576i (SDTV) picture format as well as 1080i (HDTV). Auditions for the program started as far back as far back as February 2016. Contestants will be expected to perform a number of genres included ballet, acro, lyrical, hip-hop, modern, jazz and tap.

The Judges and Host

The first judge who was announced is Varun Dhawan. The 28-year old is a Punjabi actor who has been active in the industry since 2012. He is a scion of the film director David Dhawan and studied at the Nottingham Trent University in the UK. Some of this main gigs include a stint as an assistant director to Karan Johar when working on “My Name is Khan” in 2010. He has also starred in “Student of the Year” which was released in 2010 and was nominated for the “Best Male Debut” prize at the Filmfare Festival.
The second judge is Hrithik Roshan, a 42-year old actor from Mumbai. Roshan was a child star between 1980 and 1986 before becoming an assistant director. He was married to Sussanne Khan for ten years but they divorced in 2014 although the marriage produced two children. Roshan is a Bollywood staple and has won six Filmfare Awards. He is considered one of the most attractive celebrities in India at the moment.
The show’s host will be Mouni ‘Naagin’ Roy, the beautiful actress who has been catapulted to small screen fame. Born in 1985, Roy is a West Bengal native who dabbles as a dancer.  She has been a fixture in showbiz since 2007. Her big roles include Krishnatulsi in “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” and Shivanya in “Nagin”.

Indians Abroad

Indians living abroad can easily watch the show by subscribing to Hindi TV packages. The show will be available offline and online.

A Review of CurvyBust

What is CurvyBust?

CurvyBust is a breast-enhancement product with a number of intriguing characteristics. First of all it is natural and therefore avoids the trauma of surgery. Not only does it enhance size, it also adds to the suppleness of the breast. The solution is very effective and convenient for women who have been grappling with image and confidence issues. Its application is relatively simple and convenient. You only need a few weeks of application in order to start getting the much-vaunted results. The product is known for stimulating cell growth as well as the development of mammary glands which are the basic breast tissue. It comes highly recommended on the basis that it mimics the natural breast development process that a female human being undergoes when they are either pregnant or undergoing puberty. Moreover the creams consists of natural ingredients. When compared to the alternatives such as injections, implants and hormones; this is definitely a much safer solution. In addition you do not get significant changes to your body makeup or structure unlike some of the other treatments like silicone implants. In practical terms you no longer have to worry about carrying heavy pads and stuffing when you use this cream.

How Does CurvyBust Work?

There is an easy and straightforward 2-step process for this product. First of all you apply the cream two times a day using your hand. The best approach is to do it once in the morning and once in the evening. It is advisable to schedule this routine after your morning bath and before you go to bed. You have to ensure that you work on each breast separately. The massage emotion has to be done very specifically. You rub the cream-in using a circular motion until you can see that it has been fully absorbed into the flesh. Cover all the entire areas not just the nipples. Remember that this product works on the breast as a whole rather than specific parts.  The process should be continued for between 14 and 21 days (2-3 weeks). It is not a tedious routine and only takes a few minutes out of your time. The results are very noticeable after that initial period. Meanwhile there will be important changes taking place within the body as the mammary glands begin to grow bigger and bigger. You will be amazed that the expanding feeling that you last experienced when you were a teenager will return. The growth is gradual rather than in spurts. However some women report an enlargement that is as big as 15 cup sizes. It is advisable to watch how the breasts are developing so that you do not over-grow them to a level that is going to cause you mobility issues.

CurvyBust Ingredients

This is a product that has been carefully conceived and prepared for maximum impact. Therefore its ingredients reflect the priorities for the user as well as the objectives of the manufacturer. The great thing is that CurvyBust is very clear on a description of what it contains. All of the ingredients are natural and botanical. They include Safflower oil, Kava-kava, Blessed Thistle and Damiana. Each of these ingredients has its own natural benefits which you benefit from when you use the cream. A case in point is Damiana which has been known to increase the bust. The shrub has anti-carcinogenic qualities thanks to its range of rich phytochemicals. Moreover this particular ingredient is wonderful for calming nerves and dealing with the effects of depression. The history of Blessed Thistle is well known thanks to its pivotal role in fighting the bubonic plague during the Middle Ages. It is frequently consumed as a tea ingredient which goes on to confirm its safety credentials and therapeutic qualities. For women who are of a child-bearing age, Blessed Thistle can improve the ability to produce milk. Kava-kava has Western Pacific origins and is known to help with anxiety disorders as well as insomnia. Using this ingredient helps to relax both the mind and body. It is also known to assist the body when producing the prolactin hormone. Interestingly this is the hormone that is responsible for breast growth. For its part, Safflower oil is a very safe ingredient which stimulates the expansion of the mammary gland tissue.

Benefits of CurvyBust

The most important benefit of the product is the fact that it uses natural ingredients with a proven pedigree. They are safe to use and actually deliver the results that you are looking for. The fact that you spread the product across the breast is also an advantage in as much as it allows for even growth rather than leaving you with peaks and troughs. Anecdotal evidence suggest that upwards of 70% of people that have used the product have reported positive effects. The results are mainly permanent unlike the commercial pumps that soon deflate when you stop using them. There are no dark night glows with this one and you will actually be a natural in the truest sense of the word instead of having to face snarky comments about having work done. These ingredients have anti-carcinogenic qualities and will therefore come as a reassurance to women who are worried about their health.

How to Buy CurvyBust

The product is readily available on the main website. You can start by getting a 4 ounce bottle which covers you for 12 days. This is a good way to test whether you are getting the results that you were hoping for. There is also a convenient refilling service when you are satisfied with the initial tests. This program allows you to get a dose of CurvyBust every thirty days. The 15-day trial costs just $5.00 for shipping costs. You can cancel any time before the 15th day without further charge. Those who do not cancel the product will pay $79.00 plus shipping for the entire monthly dosage.

CurvyBust Testimonial

I cannot commend this product enough. I have always been a rather less-endowed lady and have in my time lived up many cruel comments from even my closest friends. It was only last month that I decided to give CurvyBust a try after a recommendation by friend. It has been a wonderful experience. My bust feels natural and reassuringly good. I keep feeling my little babies just to make sure that they are real. This product deserves 5 stars out of 5. 

10 Obscure Mysteries about Life, Death and Universe

The world is full of mystery. We see what we are not supposed to see and hear what we are not meant to hear. Tales of life and death, ghosts and aliens dominate our collective conscience. This is a run-down of some of the most potent but obscure mysteries in the world. Here you will encounter UFOs, demons, monsters and witches who make the universe all the more interesting.

1. The Night Dancers of Bukunja

To date nobody has been able to convincingly explain the phenomenon of the night dancers of Bukunja in Uganda. Local folklore says that these are cannibals who are overtaken by the spirits of the dead and travel at lightning speed in the night, destroying crops and defacing property with feces. They stand accused of grinding the bones of babies to make a powerful concoction that is used to fertilize their lands. Others marvel at tales of large acres of agricultural land that is tilled by a single night dancer in a single day by capturing the spirits of the living and putting them to work.  These evil beings capture the bodies of the living and force them to eat the flesh of dead bodies. Using a spoon and a human bone, they are able to summon the dead before eating them. When the night dancer is caught, they foam at the mouth and cannot seem to remember what they did. A gory end awaits night dancers if members of the community capture them. They are stuffed with raw bananas in their anus until they die. Psychologists and psychiatrists have tried in vain to explain this phenomenon (of those who fleet from life to death and back) without success. Understandably the night dancers are said to be very secretive about their religion and practices.

2. The Jatinga Bird Suicide

The massive bird suicide of Jatinga in India remains one of the enduring but obscure mysteries of the universe. This small rural community of Assam is deceptively beautiful with plenty of flora and fauna but it hides a terrible story behind the enchanting outlook. Between September and November each year, a number of migratory birds congregate in Jatinga. Their arrival coincides with the monsoon season. Between 7 and 10 pm on the allotted date, hundreds of the avian visitors come down from the sky falling into trees and buildings. They make no attempt to cushion their fall and consequently suffer a gruesome death. Folklore has speculated that the birds commit suicide at the behest of evil spirits who reside in the sky. The scientists claim that it is the monsoon winds that disorientate the birds and cause them to fall because they are looking for the lights in the village. Nevertheless the villagers continue to believe that there is something mysteriously evil going on.

3. Dyatlov Pass Incident

The “mountain of the dead” mystery continues to fascinate and baffle in equal measure. Nine Russian mountaineers met a gruesome death whilst on a skiing trip in the 1950s. It is no secret that these men and women died tragically but the explanation of their death leaves many questions unanswered. Researchers concluded that some unknown compelling force must have devoured the trekkers from the Ural Polytechnic Institute. They had a number of strange signs when they were discovered including broken skulls, missing tongues, fractured chest bones, missing eyes and brain trauma. It also seemed that strips of cloth had been cut from the victims. The authorities were so baffled by the mysterious incident that they barred anyone from visiting the site for three full years until they could ascertain what exactly had taken these young lives. The findings were inconclusive. It could not be said whether humans, animals or some other unknown force had killed the trekkers. We must secretly wonder whether there are life forces that take people mysteriously without us ever finding out what really happened.

4. Hudra the Nordic Troll

If you think trolls are limited to the internet then you can think again. Hudra is a female troll that is said to live in the woods. Beautiful, Huldra hides a terrible mystery that will scare the living daylights out of you. She is said to be very wild but otherwise harmless. Her long cow tail adds to the frightening imagery surrounding her. This menacing tail is hidden when you approach. Legend has it that she was one of Adam and Eve’s children who were cursed to remain hidden forever. Hudra is said to be very flirtatious but neither good nor evil.  She is one of the lost souls that are destined to spend the rest of their existence in the underworld. God ordered that that which is hidden will remain hidden. We all secretly hope never to meet her in person.

5. Nicaraguan Vampire Tree

The phenomenon of flesh-eating plants has always fascinated us because we tend to prefer plants as helpless victims rather than aggressive carnivores. Nicaragua has brought us tales of the creepy vampire vine. This harbinger of a horrendous death has been invariably referred to as the “Devil’s Snare” on account of its associations with the evil underworld. Unlike most plants; the vampire tree closely resembles an octopus. The naturalist Dunstan has confirmed sightings during his anthropological travels. He describes a plant that is quite capable of engulfing a dog in its deadly embrace. Using thick fibers and menacing dark barks; the tree was able to entrap the hapless dog. The tree is said to have a series of pores that exude a thick gum that smelled like rotting animal flesh. When Dunstan tried to release the dog by cutting the roots, the murderous tree started to wrap around his fingers. He barely escaped with blistered hands. When the dog was able to escape, it had holes as if something had sucked blood from it. The really terrifying thing is that the plant seems to crave human flesh.  

6. The Sick Sacrificial Ice Mummy

The recently discovered Incan mummy speaks of the darker nature of humanity. Apparently the process of preservation had etched the gory details of the poor girl’s death. She had been sacrificed and had a lung infection that had survived all the 500 years since her death. Researchers concluded that she had suffered from Spanish flue but what remained mysterious was how the disease had managed to survive its victim. The dark side of humanity was evident all those years ago when the girl was sacrificed at the Llullaillaco volcano in Argentina. Apparently the body was so well preserve that there was still some lice in its hair. The ancient peoples regularly engaged in this type of sacrifice which they referred to as “capacocha”; a long process that began years before the victim was actually killed. In this case it is estimated that the girl was only fifteen when she met her gruesome death. The idea that apparently civilized human beings are capable of sacrificing one another is not as alien as it seems. We are regularly besieged by horror stories of people who have enslaved and abused their family in cold blood. That poor girl’s soul will have many companions in death.

7. Nökken the Sly Water Creature

Nökken is a water creature whose history is steeped in mystery. His preferred domain includes ponds and other deep freshwater bodies. The dark eyes which creep up the water surface adds to the terrifying spectacle of a creature peering at those who pass by. Sometimes Nökken is able to reappear as a beautiful young man. He uses this disguise to trick gullible women into falling to their death in the water. Nökken is very adept at changing his shape in order to confuse the living. For example he can appear as a white horse and encourage young children to ride on his back. Nökken will then jump into the water in order to drown his precious cargo. The only way to save yourself from the evil machinations of Nökken is to throw a piece of metal in the water. This folk cult figure frightens the child in us and reminds us that nature can be enticingly cruel.

8. The Accursed Island of Daksa

Talk about a property that will not shift….The Island of Daksa in Croatia fits this bill for very mysterious reasons. It is truly beautiful and peaceful. Some would go as far as saying that this coastal paradise near Dubrovnik is too peaceful for comfort. The truth is that it hides a horrendous history in which 48 Nazi sympathizers were massacred. The mayor at the time was part of the gruesome bloodbath. For many years the bodies of the dead remained unburied. Those that have dared to venture to this island of death report hearing eerie moaning during dark stormy nights. Despite repeated price reductions to attract buyers, nobody seems to be interested in this offer. It remains the bloody scene of the ambiguous justice of the victor. Here is a real life horror story with so many tragic and ironic endings. One wonders whether those moaning sounds are of souls in regret and repentance or whether they are haunting calls for retribution in atonement the bloody scenes that once overtook Daksa.

9. The Sea City

There are always tales of the other world which sees us but which we cannot see. A man described how he was sent by his father to live under the sea with mysterious people. Only the children of the chosen ones are admitted. They are then taken through a terrifying ritual of conversion in which they learn all the tricks of witchcraft and other forms of sorcery. He describes it as a beautiful place with supernatural beings that can create paradise and evil in equal measure. The “City under the Sea” has achieved legendary status and has been retold in many different cultures often focusing on those that are greedy for wealth and are willing to do virtually anything to get it. It is a tale of life forms that are alien and frightening to the rest of us. So much remains unanswered and so much is suggested. What do the people live like in those underwater cities? Are they amphibians? We also worry that at any moment our children are going to be captured and sold to foreign lands from which they will never return.

10. The Ouija Board Possessed Girl

There is something almost comical about the tale of a Peruvian girl that became possessed as she played with an Ouija Board App. It is a modern tale of virtual life in which reality is constructed and veers towards terrifying dimensions. This is a story of a demon that is able to use modern technology in order to capture the attentions of the unsuspecting. Patricia Quispe was 18 years of age at the time and was apparently sound of mind. What happened in Chosica would turn her into an urban legend that went way beyond its humble beginnings in Peru. She said that it is her friends who sneakily enticed her into downloading the app and she lived to regret it. The symptoms or stigmata that she experienced included screaming, convulsing and foaming at the mouth. The skeptics are not entirely convinced and argue that she might have been onto something. Everything about her changed. Mystery can come from the strangest places. Technology controls so many parts of our lives that this tale may be the logical conclusion to a world in which we are mere cogwheels in a sequence of technology updates.

A Final Word

It seems that the entire universe has gone mad with all sorts of unexplained phenomenon coming to the fore. These tales come from so many different cultures and in some many different instances that one has to begin to wonder whether there is another dimension of life that is just waiting to pounce the moment we let our guard down. What seems like pure fiction now may become a nightmarish existence when you are next in line for a mysterious event. The skeptics always give us explanations but they are careful never to make them seem certain. It is always left to the imagination to fill in the blanks. Ambiguity is all part of the fun.

Tips for Finding a Dentist in San Luis Obispo County

One of the most sought-after service providers in the California county of San Luis Obispo is that of dentists. Most people think that they can simply inherit a practitioner from their family. So if you parents were attended to by one professional then the entire family will continue using them for eternity. That can work well if you know the person and have been receiving great support in the time that they have been operating on you. Others are not as lucky as that. They have to actively go out and seek dentists within the San Luis Obispo County. Here are five important tips that you may want to consider if you live and work in this area.

What makes a good and appropriate dentist?

It all depends on what you want. For some people it is the price that is the critical issue while others prefer the personal touch where they are dealing with someone that knows the family very well. Make sure that the dentists that you hire are compatible with your health insurance premiums. This is very expensive work and you may need support in order to meet the financial obligations.

Always look for referrals and testimonials

The best judge of a person’s competency is anyone that has hired a service for them. That is why many dental practitioners in the San Luis Obispo County subject themselves to customer reviews. Take the time to read them and make an informed decision. The dentists with the best ratings are likely to be the ones that will look after you well. Ask for accreditation in order to ensure that the person operating on your body has the right qualifications and experience.

Consider issues of accessibility

This is not just something that people with disabilities are concerned about. The dentists that you eventually go for should be within your vicinity. Alternatively the quality of their service should be so high that it justifies investing the extra effort to get to them. For people with disabilities the building construction must be done in a way that is not indirectly discriminatory to clients. Look at the hours and the general scheduling of the appointments as well, because they determine when and how you can see your dentist.

Do not restrict your search to an emergency

Although there are many dentists in the county and you are spoilt for choice; during an emergency, you are not likely to have the time to carefully vet the potential practitioners. Therefore you will inevitably end up with a raw deal. It is far better to do the search when you are relaxed and not under the pressure of alleviating dental pain quickly.

Always take advantage of any available consultations

Many of the dentists in the county are able to offer consultation. This is not only about specifying  your needs but also seeing whether the professionals you are going to hire are able to do their jobs with due diligence. Once you have this information you can go ahead and book an appointment.

Great Body Hair Removal in Houston


We are a body hair removal and Houston service provider with a great record on safety issues. Our clients can rest assured that they will be looked after by real professionals who are fully trained in this field. Our full skin treatment program gives you results that are aesthetically pleasing and permanent if that is what you require. The team that we have put together consists of people that have a vast experience in the field and exceptional customer care skills. This is because we know that going for hair removal is no easy decision. That is why we have created an environment within which you can feel completely comfortable. Both our technicians and aestheticians will monitor your progress as well as taking any corrective action that is required. We value all our customers and ensure that we deliver services according to the requirements that they have given to us. If you are looking for safety and professionalism then we are the company to go for. The fact that we use advanced equipment with the latest technology will give you additional reassurance that everything is going to go according to your expectations. These are just a few of the many reasons why we remain leaders in the hair removal industry.

Common Problems that we fix

Although hair is one of the most important aspects of the human body, we are also know that it can grow in the most unwanted ladies. Therefore we have designed services that ensure that you retain hair where you need it and we remove that which you do not want. Ladies who are worried about intrusive hair growths or a feminine beard can turn to us and we will do the needful. The work is done discreetly and efficiently by a team that offers value for money. We are well aware that our clients are heavily invested in ensuring that they have the best aesthetic possible. That is why we continuously look for new solutions that will satisfy their needs. We value the fact that we are flexible. You only need to tell us what you have in mind and our experts will begin the process of designing services that will keep you content. Your skin will never look better than when you have just gone through a treatment by one of our professionals. You can take advantage of our detailed consultation in which we diagnose and explore the issues that you have raised about your body hair. We will then be in a position to advise you on the best way forward.

Details of the Services we Offer

This is a leading hair removal company that operates within the Houston area. We are a results-oriented team and we aim to rejuvenate your skin. Our treatment programs are carefully selected and tested in order to ensure that they meet the highest industry standards. That is why we remain a top choice for many people. Our commitment to quality is matched by our expertise and the great equipment that we use in our work. We will give you a full consultation with an expert that understands all the requirements of hair removal. Moreover we work with every skin type, color and complexion in order to give cosmetic services to a wide group of people. When we do permanent hair removal, you can rest assured that the hair will not return. This body hair removal and Houston service provider is confident about the quality of our work because we have been doing it for very many years.

How Our Treatments Work

We start off by looking at your skin type and making a diagnosis as to the kind of treatment that you would require. Our consultants will continuously review how far the work is progressing. We consult with you on all decisions made so that you can be sure that the process is undertaken in accordance with your specific instructions. Because we provide you with detailed information about the services that you are going to receive, you will be well educated and able to make decisions about how your body looks. We believe that the most satisfied customers are the ones who have made a firm decision that they need our hair removal services.

Expected Outcomes for our Patients

After our treatment, your skin will be as smooth as that of a baby. If we have made the hair removal permanent, you will notice the results in no time at all. We check the part of the body that you asked us to work on so that we can remove every last bit of unwanted hair. Our experts will consider your genetic makeup, hair color and hormonal levels even as we work on you. All you have to do is get in touch with us.

Criteria for Selecting a University where to do Your Master’s Degree in Education

By the time you get to choose a university for your Master’s in Education, you will already be comfortable with your subject having done some substantial fieldwork. Indeed this could be a stepping stone towards become a PHD fellow. What is really interesting is that the nerves, jitters, doubts and ambiguities of your first day at University will come back. Here is a list of things that you need to consider when selecting the institution where you will be doing your Master’s in Education:

Are they doing anything worthwhile or interesting?

It is always good to work with the best scholars who are at the cutting edge of teaching practice or research. Look up their profiles and the professors who will be supervising you. If they are working on a project that piques your interest then probably this is a university that might be good for your Master’s in Education.

What is their ranking in your specific subject?

There are good universities that teach certain courses badly and bad universities that teach certain courses well. You need to go down to the detail of their latest ranking by subject or even niche so that you can be sure that you will be getting the best education. Of course some people are glory chasers who would never turn down the opportunity to do a Master’s in Education at a prestigious university such as Harvard or Princeton. However you also need to focus on the specific strengths of the institution.

Are you able to meet the totality of their eligibility criteria?

There are universities that are particularly standoffish about anyone that wants to do a higher degree with them without having done an undergraduate course.  There is no point in putting out your application for a Master’s in Education when you are very sure that you will not make it to the short list. Speak to current and former students so that you get a feel of what they want. There is also no harm in meeting with the professors to get an insight into the admission criteria for that particular institution.

Are they offering you any additional career prospects?

Although we would like to think that learning is valuable for its own intrinsic self; the reality of the modern economy is that many study in order to find a decent job. Therefore if the institution is offering you a career progression with your Master’s in Education then you should give them a second look. Of course that does not mean that you have to put up with poor teaching practices just because you want to get a job at the end of the day.

Where and how are they located?

Often students look to go abroad to broaden their horizons but it is not always that easy to fit into a new culture, language and framework. In any case many countries have put in place stringent immigration requirements which discourage students from traveling there. Think about these things in a very concrete way so that you can arrange for accommodation and living allowances based a true conceptualization of what you will need. Remember that it is possible to do a perfectly good Master’s in Education within the boundaries of your home country.

Are they genuine, respectable and worthy of your time?

In this age of internet degrees done absentia; anything can happen.  You need to be satisfied that you are associating with an institution that is going to complement your skills and give you dignity in your work.  The Master’s in Education is a challenging course and the last thing you need is for your grades to be downgraded because you studied in a makeshift university that was not internationally accredited. There is a ranking of world universities but most of the information is used by undergraduates. It is a pity; because that is where postgraduate applicants should be checking before selecting a university.

A Final Word

All these questions must be dealt with in advance. The application process for the Master’s in Education program is typically very involved. You should think about all these things well in advance. By the time you come to the final decision, you will have all the facts.

Some of the Benefits of Attending a Pawn Broker Show

A few popular television programs have increased the popularity of expos of this nation. However there are many intrinsic benefits if you happen to attend a live pawn trade show. At the basic level, you get to meet new friends and network with potential business contacts. At the same time there are some wonderful bargains particularly for items that have been on the waiting for a new home for a long time. In cases where you have already sold something that you want back then the pawn trade shows can be a perfect opportunity to get in touch with the broker so that you can repurchase it.

Those that are trying to get into Pawning

If you intend to have a career in this industry then it is a good idea to make your presence known at the expos. Target the national ones. In this case the pawn trade show gives you an opportunity to experience the real world that you will be dealing with. Of course you have to remember that for some people this is nothing more than a hobby. So it could be a great way to spend time with friends and family. You do not necessarily need to have a strong serious agenda in order to benefit from all that pawn trade shows can offer.

Some Precautions for First time Visitors

When you visit a pawn trade show, do a lot of sightseeing before spending money. There is so much on offer that you could be tempted to buy your way into debt. Take your time and savor anything that they have on offer.  There are so many pawn trade shows happening all over the country that you have no need to be panicked about missing a few. The most important thing is to have fun for as long as you can.

Frequently Asked Questions about Forming and Running and LLC

Starting a Limited Liability Company (LLC) can be an intimidating process even for seasoned entrepreneurs, hence the need to answer some of your concerns. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about LLCs.

Is an attorney essential to form LLCs?

An attorney is a very useful resource when you form llcs because they have a lot of experience and knowledge about the rules and regulations that govern this industry. However many states have made the process considerably easier and you can fill out an online form to start it off. You will get official communication through the mail to confirm the process of your application.

Do I need Articles of Organization?

Yes you do because this is one of the critical steps when creating an llc. In fact this is one of the stages in which your attorney will be invaluable. Note that there are states who call it a “Certificate of Organization” but it means that same thing.

Do I need an Operating Agreement?

Yes it is one of the documents that will be required before you create an llcs. It is useful to keep a checklist of the things that you need to do and the materials that you require. This will ensure that you do not leave anything vital out.

Are there restrictions on certain names?

Generally you can use any name that you want when you form llcs as long as it is available. There are checks that are done within the state to ensure that there is no duplication. However in most cases you can easily get round this by changing a few words in your selection as requested by the authorities. However you need to add the designation “LLC” at the end in order to distinguish it from other types of companies.  

Do I have to keep and share records after forming the LLC?

Yes you have to do because there are very strict requirements on those who are in the process of creating an llc. Some of the common records that you will need to keep include minutes of meetings as well as the financial reports. Remember that you still have reporting requirements for certain state agencies like the IRS.

How much will it cost me?

There is no definitive list of the costs when you create an llc but there are some basics that happen in virtually all states. First you need to pay a filing fee which is anything between $50 and $200. The attorney’s fees (optional) can run up to $500 per case. They may even charge you an additional $100 if you opt to have an operating agreement written up by them.

A Guide to Cleaning Diapers Properly, Safely and Efficiently

Cleaning your baby’s bumgenius diapers is not only a hygiene issue but one that could affect the health of both the mother and child. It is recommended that you wash then regularly depending on the manufacturer’s instructions and their usage. You should be washing the cloth GroVia diapers every two days at the very least but no more than three days in between. The problem with leaving them dirty for too long is that you expose the child to harmful microorganisms as well as the harsh urine ammonia. Moreover the household will become very unpleasant if you are slack on the cleaning.

Separate Washes are Recommended

Although the issues of energy use and convenience may force you to add the bumgenius diapers to the rest of the laundry; it is not really the best option. First of all your baby’s immune system may not be able to cope with the ailments of the adults. Secondly the used GroVia diapers tend to have some remnants of faecal matter which could contaminate the rest of the laundry. Thirdly by washing them separately you are able to follow all the rules that are set for this type of cloth rather than being limited to the standard laundry procedures. Do not let them pile up because the heap is not easy to clean properly.

Clean before Dumping into the Laundry Machine

Make sure that you remove any debris from the GroVia diapers before putting them into the machine. Follow the exact instructions that are given by the manufacturer, bearing in mind the risk of wear and tear as well as allergic reactions for the baby. The drum should be between 2/3 and ¾ full which allows you to load about 25 bumgenius diapers. If you are short then you can add some dirty towels from the rest of the general load. Under-loading reduces the impact of agitation and interrupts the spinning action. Rinse thoroughly before drying.

A Guide to Secondary and Post-Secondary Education in the USA

Not many countries make a distinction between secondary and post-secondary education but the differences are very important in the USA, not least because they determine the application and eligibility process. A high school education (secondary in this context) is subject to the rules and regulations of the Federal Government as enacted by congress under the ADA Act of 1990. This process started way back in 1973 with the IDEA Act. The rationale was to ensure that people who had a recognized disability where not excluded from the mainstream education facilities. In particular there was an expectation that this type of service would be free at the point of delivery. Another major concern was the need to ensure that the education that was being provided was appropriate for the needs of the students. This could be assessed in terms of cultural sensitivity, interest, value and “enabling” the student in all ways possible.

The Beginnings of Equal Access and Mainstreaming

One of the complaints about education services for people with disabilities is that they tended to separate the service users and therefore emphasizing the differences that they had. The fact that there were special enabling provisions did not mean that the individuals affected had to feel stigmatized by difference. In all probability the lessons had been learnt following the experience of implementing affirmative action programs for children from minority communities who were subsequently subjected to hurtful questions about their ability. Therefore secondary education was comprehensively overhauled in order to remove any barriers and discriminatory practices whilst simultaneously mainstreaming their operation as far as practically possible.

Eligibility Criteria and Testing

Perhaps one of the most intimidating aspects of the programs was the fact that the people that had disabilities were on onus to explain and evidence their eligibility. Although this practice has subsequently been criticized by campaigners and educators as being a form of stigma; those that are concerned about the viability of the projects argue that it is the only way of ensuring that the available limited resources are utilized in a responsible manner. As it stands; all youth, children and infants of 21 years and below with a defined disability under ADA are able to access special education services free of charge. The school district is supposed to ensure that an objective and comprehensive assessment is carried out before developing an education plan for the secondary education program. Typically the district will then design a special instruction model and provide the right accommodation. Those that are on the program or would like to join the program are encouraged to engage in self-advocacy so that the services are bespoke to their needs. Often the districts will adopt a one-size-fits-all approach in order to maintain budgetary discipline.

Post-Secondary Education at College and University Institutions

Although the federal government is still involved in post-secondary education rules and regulations; the actual enabling legislation is different. For example in this case reference is made to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Under Section 504, nobody that is eligible under this program is to be denied special services according to their needs. The act also addresses issues of direct and indirect discrimination in policy making/implementation. At this level, the expectation for self-advocacy is higher because the individuals affected are past their minority for almost all states. The downside is that disability is actually quite diverse and therefore people who have specific needs due to learning disabilities may be presumed competent to engage in self-advocacy when the reality is that they are not. In particular the requirement for students to obtain their own documentation and fill it can be onerous for certain categories of people with disabilities. That is why there was a move to incorporate the services of a competent professional who was officially recognized as being qualified to assess a particular disability.

Arranging for and Receiving Services

This responsibility falls on the students in most cases unless other just cause is shown. However there is always a team of disabilities staff who are able to give information and guidance. In this case the focus is on accommodations rather than special education. By and large the programs have worked well although there is still suspicion about the stigmatizing eligibility assessment criteria. Nevertheless both secondary and post-secondary education are important tools in ensuring that all Americans get a good education.

Simple Tips for Doing Cardio Exercise on a Lifespan Treadmill

The guide for cardio exercise on lifespan treadmill is fairly comprehensive but there is just too much information for the average reader. That is why we have decided to break it down and pick out a few highlights that you may want to follow so that your exercise session is always an enjoyable one. As always; safety comes first before you can think of burning off those excess calories. Read the manual once and then the second time try to do the things that it says. By the third time you will be confident enough to do the actual exercises.

Try the different activities not just the one you see first

It is natural that the first time you get on the treadmill, you will want to do the things that are familiar. More often than not, this is all about walking. However you should remember that you are entitled to much more including running and interval training. You can either use the automated functions or the manual ones depending on what you are comfortable with.

Have an exercise plan to hand

Although we love spontaneity; this does not always bode well for your session. You tend to waste time if you are just looking for something interesting. Set your targets from the beginning and then systematically execute them throughout the session. A high quality treadmill will give you the options to extend and vary your program.  

Use the equipment carefully and conscientiously

Don’t we all hate those people who use the gym and never seem to wipe stuff after their session? It is not just about being polite but keeping the equipment in good shape so that you can use it again and again. If you are doing cardio exercise on lifespan treadmills, the chances are that you will get very sweaty. Therefore rather than showering the next user with salty stuff, have a fresh cloth to wipe it all away.

Do not forget the heart monitor

We live in an age of heart attacks so it is sensible to have a monitor with you when you work out. This is particularly true for cardio exercise on lifespan treadmills because you are adding extraordinary pressure to your system. Unfortunately when people are enjoying the session, they tend to ignore these simple tips. If you do not want it all to end in tragedy, have your heart monitor to hand and ensure that it is in good working order.

How to Keep Your Auto Insurance Premium Low

Although it is not always possible, auto insurance companies aim to ensure that bad and risky drivers take the lion’s share of the cost. That is why there is an assessment process and it is why they ask you to fill in numerous forms. All that information is placed in a database and subjected to a risk algorithm in order to come up with a premium that is not going to make you a burden on the rest of the pool. So how can you ensure that your auto insurance premium is as low as possible? Here are some important factors.

High Deductibles

With high deductibles you are essentially telling your auto insurance company that you are able to meet the costs of repairs to a great extent. Therefore they will feel as if your auto insurance is not going to expose them too much. Typically this will lead to a lower premium.

Safe and Reliable Cars

It makes sense that a car that has a good safety record and is not attractive to thieves is going to get a lower auto insurance premium. The highest costs are for those high value cars that have been involved in many accidents. If you drive them then the insurer will try to put you off by increasing your premium.

No Claims Discounts

Your history tells the insurer a lot about what you are likely to do when they sign you up for auto insurance. If you have had a clean record for three decades then it is highly unlikely that you are going to dash out and smash your car. That is why middle aged women tend to get a good deal overall.

Location and Neighborhood

Safe neighborhoods attract low auto insurance premiums because the insurer knows that they are unlikely to be subjected to crime-related claims. Unfortunately that means that projects and other high crime areas are out of the question. In fact some auto insurance providers go as far as withdrawing from any such localities.

How to Select the Safest and Most Effective Treadmill

The wrong treadmill can ruin your health. That should be your starting point when selecting one. We tend to hate exercise but bad equipment makes it much worse. There are many reasons why people opt to buy their own treadmill. First of all they may not be able to afford an expensive gym membership. Secondly the weather and transport arrangements may not suit them. Thirdly their bodies could be so out of shape that they feel embarrassed to be seen in public, especially if they can be compared to slim gym rats. It is good to own your treadmill and exercise when you feel like it. However if you do not consider some of the factors that are mentioned below; you could end up undoing all the good hard work that you have put in.

Think about what the machine can do for you

Unfortunately we tend to feel pressurized to buy feel-good items because we think that they are a passport to losing weight quickly. This can end up forcing you into buying a treadmill that is not fit for purpose. Read the guide that comes with the product before rushing to the till. Often there is lots of information about ideal usage and safety measures. Practice with it and ask one of the shop assistants to help you load everything. Not only will this help you pick out any mechanical problems, it means that you will be an expert user by the time you get home.
Next you should consider the state your body is in. Ask yourself whether the treadmill you are buying has sufficient cushion to prevent your knees from burning away. Consider the expansion and steep dimensions. Do you have sufficient room to move about? Look at the dials and the features that check the heart rate. These are very important if you are not in the best shape because one mistake, and you could go over to the other side. These are the things that should matter most before you can start looking at the price and any bargains that you can get. Ensure that you secure a warranty and that you keep the relevant documents in a safe place. These machines have a habit of breaking down at the least convenient time when the warranty has just ended. Always remember that a wrong treadmill can ruin your health.  Take all the necessary steps to protect yourself whilst improving your general health.

A Second Look at Clash Royale: The Video Game that everybody is Talking About

There is a new kid on the mobile gaming scene. Clash Royale has made an appearance and the verdict is decidedly positive. The cynics may say that this is yet just another huff and puff piece about nothing but nothing could be further from the truth. This is a truly interesting game that brings a different perspective to the industry at just about the time the “clash” meme had started to fade a bit. In other words its timing is inch perfect. Apple knows that this is a big thing and they have gone out of their way to make a great big splash. Forget the advertising blitz and hype. Underneath is engaging stuff. The nearest comparison is that favorite “Clash of Clans” which took the internet by storm a few months ago. I suppose one can hope that they will not recycle the theme too much because Clash Royale is just made for a spinoff.

A Great Genre and Challenging Game Play

The makers seem to know what the audience wants and they have delivered it in plenty. You have speed, style and the all-important clash features. The basic premise is similar to a card game but thrown together with very intricate strategic considerations. A successful player is expected to have supreme defence otherwise their Clash Royale adventure will be short-lived. You need not be some sort of guru to enjoy this game. The mechanics are pretty straightforward. Only a few practice runs are required and you will be well on your way. The trick is to amass as many cards as you possible can within the allotted timescale. The spread covers very many classes but it is not difficult to get the hang of it. Ultimately you want to be able to create a 30-strong deck. If you find that the going is tough, you can easily sort things out by reading the Hearthstone guide. More importantly, this is a game that allows you to build decks on your own; something that is sadly missing in the gaming industry today.

Spark and Sparkle at the Games

There is no shortage of positive reviews for Clash Royale and with good reason. The game appeals to both the novices and seasoned hands that have dabbled rather too often. Such is its appeal that even people who have never been are giving the niche a second thought. We cannot recommend Clash Royale enough. Try it and you will not be disappointed.

Leggings as Pants is the New Must-Have Fashion Trend: Wear them well or not at All!!!

Fashion trends are the epitome of fickleness and that is precisely why we love them. Once upon a time leggings were nothing more than mildly amusing relics of ballet. Then the “Yoganistas” took them on a-la-1980s style. Now there is a huge following for women’s pants online and the preferred pieces are none other than those trusted leggings. Here is a word of warning for those that venture into this trendy leggy-land: You had better wear that stuff well or you will end up looking ridiculous.

The Figure, the Personality and the Boldness

This trend is not for the fainthearted. You need to have some nerve and a good deal of crassness to carry them off. Think before you order leggings online because “unseen” fittings are likely to be a disaster. There is a delicate line between being bold and being plain stupid. These beauties are not for good-sized legs. Everything is exposed and the figure needs to be sleek. Think Wallis Simpson, if you must. Alternatively you can hit the gym right away. Of course if you are blessed Jane Fonda-nesque genes then this trend will hold no fear for you.

There is a relatively simple rule for these pants and leggings online: go top-heavy and bottom-thin, simultaneously. There is something oddly appealing about a ruffled top and sleek tight bottoms. Another surprising oddity about them is that they go with both sharp F-me stilettos and fluffy sports shoes. It all depends on who you want to see and what you want to do with them. Above all you must have the right figure. Bottom wear for women is a diverse niche with plenty of choice. There is absolutely no reason for you to select something that you are not perfect for. Good luck with the new trend…you will need it. 

15 Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About the NFL


So you think you know everything about the NFL? Think again because there are some crazy facts out there that will make you think again. This is not just a sport but a collection of weird rules and strange incidents. That is not even covering the personalities and stars.  From quirky rules to kind stars to funny accidents…the NFL is just full of fun, hitherto hidden gems of information. There are one-legged kicks, generous benefactors, sun rules, immigrant workers, cow snippets, long breaks, tax loopholes, a G-Spot and huddles. Sit back and enjoy our countdown of the 15 Craziest facts about the NFL.

Slide 15: Edgar Allan Poe and the “The Raven”

It is all in a name. The Baltimore Ravens were named after none other than “The Raven”, a historical poem by Edgar Allan Poe. In 1996 a poll was commissioned by the Baltimore Sun to find a new name for the team. To the surprise of many “The Ravens” came out tops. To be fair, the poet has close associations with Baltimore having wrote his masterpiece whilst living there in 1830s.. It was to be the “Baltimore Ravens” and that it what it remained. Things get even crazier when you realize that the team mascots are called… (Wait for it) Edgar, Allan and Pole.

Slide 14: Steve Smith and the Homeless

The NFL wide receiver Steve Smith is as kind as can be. He always leaves his cheats on the field after every single game. Apparently Smith does this to raise awareness about homeless people who do not have shoes. Many have noticed this unique tribute including the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. They honored Smith (together with Senator Patty Murray, Aleah Green and Sidley Austin) at the 16th Annual McKinney-Vento Awards in Washington (DC) which were held on the 30th of September 2014. Smith and his wife Angie established the Steve Smith Family Foundation which helps to champion people who have suffered domestic violence and social exclusion.

Slide 13: One Foot with a Very Long Kick

Would you believe it? The longest field goal in NFL history was kicked by a man who had no more than one foot. Who said missing appendages were a barrier to sport? Tom Dempsey was the 22 year old striker with the New Orleans Saints. His kick travelled all 63 yards way back in 1970 on the 8th of November. That is now widely considered to be the greatest scoring feat in the sport. The actual event was made all the more special because the much-fancied Lions were beating the Saints 17-16 at the Tulane Stadium when Dempsey achieved the impossible in the last two seconds of the game, winning the match with it. 

Slide 12: Match of the Samoans

Talk about doing the jobs that Americans will not do. Quite simply the Samoans dominate NFL. The experts tell us that American men of Samoan ethnicity are 56 times more likely to be NFL players when compared to other Americans. Is it in the blood or is there something special in the water? American Samoa has been dubbed the “Football Island” and with very good reason. It is by no means the richest place on earth but they certainly do know how to grow them. With a population of about 65,000 people; American Samoa has managed to produce no fewer than 30 players in the NFL.

Slide 11: A Paying Guest and Generous Dinner

Next time you see Kurt Warner in a restaurant, try to sit close to him. Apparently the former NFL quarterback anonymously pays the bill for the other table when he is out dining with his family. It is not often that you see true family values and certainly NFL is all the better for it. Warner, his wife Brenda and their seven children are truly welcome guests when they dine out. He always quietly adds the other table’s tab to his own, setting what must be the best example to his children. Warner got the idea to commemorate his food-stumping days.

Slide 10: The Cows Have It

Do you know how many cows it takes to meet the annual football leather requirement for the NFL? All of 3000 cows. That is a lot of bovine activity going out there. Crazier still…all the footballs are made in one factory which is tantalizingly called “Ada”. It is true; there is such a place in Ohio. This is truly out of an udder world. It all makes a mockery of “pigskins” since no pigs were harmed in the process of making these NFL footballs. In the old days they actually used anything they could get their hands on including a pig’s bladder.

Slide 9: An Elusive G-Spot

What is the first thing you think about when you see the “G” on the Green Bay Packer’s Helmet? If you said “Green Bay” then you are wrong. Tiki Barber once came up with a wild urban legend that the “G” actually stood for “Greatness”. Nice try; but we are not buying. That famous “G” did not come into force until the 5th of August 1961 at the Old City Stadium. In fact that “G” is something of a shape shifter. It started off as a football and has ended up looking like an egg. To make matters worse Aaron Popkey in his capacity as spokesperson for the Packers confirmed that it actually stood for “Green Bay”.

Slide 8: Short and Sweet

The fans may be surprised to note that the NFL games were never meant to last long. In fact they are only supposed to go for 11 minutes. That is a bit mean given the ticket prices today? Amazingly 56% of the broadcaster’s time is spend on trivia and going back on events that were screened long time ago. Then you have the huge commercial breaks that take up 75 minutes. Finally the another 75 minutes is helpfully spent on showing players doing mundane things like huddling, walking around in between play and standing at the end of the scrimmage.

Slide 7: A Cheerless Game

The Super Bowl XLV was the first game of its kind not to have any cheerleaders.  To make matters worse it all happened at the Cowboys Stadium…Sacre Bleu!!! The sexy ladies doing their thing were nowhere to be seen. The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers made history as the first teams to play in a cheerleader-less NFL game since Super Bowls II. Apparently the usual suspects were on a hiatus and the fans had to do without.  However not having cheerleaders is not alien to NFL. Six franchises do not use cheerleaders including the New York Giants Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears.

Slide 6: Death and Taxes

It is totally unreal that the NFL is considered to be a not-for-profit organization. Where does all the money go? Basically NFP status means NFL is not paying anything to the IRS. Well that was then. In 2015 the NFL decided that it was time to voluntarily give up its tax-exempt status. No wonder people worry about being victimized by Big Sam. Some were clearly not convinced and said that the move was nothing more than a PR stunt designed to raise positive stories about the NFL.  This is not the only perk for the sport. It has an antitrust exemption which gives NFL billions in broadcast bucks.

Slide 5: Building Regulations

It turns out the NFL is quite picky when it comes to how their fields are made. The rule is that they are supposed to be facing north or south or in the shade. The reasoning behind this is: it helps prevent the sun from interfering with play. There is method to the madness. Fans could be distracted by the sun and stop paying attention to the players so it seems that in this case the NFL is absolutely doing the right thing. The moral of the story: the sun is neither good for your eyes nor beneficial to exciting NFL games. The workmen will sort it out.

Slide 4: The Cheater that Runs amongst Us

You may not believe it but Darrell Green is one of the speediest runners in the entire history of the NFL. Together with Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders; Green takes the honors for the fastest 40 yard dash. The really crazy thing is that it is very difficult to tell who is truly the fastest because there are many ways of measuring and each method brings different results. Depending on the player position the dash can be as short as 10 yards or as long as 50 yards. These crazy NFL rules would never make it in the Olympics, or would they?

Slide 3: Bob the Scarce

We all know Bob is a fairly common name, right? WRONG!!! The NFL is clearly not alone in giving the Bob a wide berth. It is incredible to think that in six major US sports, there is only one Bob. That is Bob Sanders of the NFL. That means that the NHL, NBA, NCAAFB, MLB and NCAABB do not have a single Bob in their midst. Maybe it is time to put out an advert looking for Bobs that are willing to play glamorous sports and earn billions. Surely there will be takers in all fields. For the moment Sanders can enjoy his uniqueness.

Slide 2: We are in It Together

Now those pesky Green Bay Packers make another appearance on the crazy NFL facts. This franchise is a truly community project that is owned by the fans and is considered to be a non-profit organization. Fancy having 112,000 fans making decisions. Somehow they have made it work and the Packers remain one of the most successful teams. In fact they are the only sporting team in this position in the entire US sports fraternity. By 2014, the stockbrokers had increased to 360,584. Nobody is allowed to own more than 200,000 shares which is just about 4% of the total stock available in the franchise.

Slide 1: Sights and Sounds

The NFL owes a lot to its deaf footballers. They helped it create the famous huddle formation. A deaf footballer at the Gallaudet University invented the move way back in 1894. Paul Hubbard was a Quarterback who soon realized that his sign language communication to his teammates was being read by their opponents. Therefore he decided to pull his teammates into a huddle so that he could signal to them without being watched. Today the Quarterback in NFL will typically use the move to assign the offense role to a given player. We can thank those early deaf pioneers for yet another crazy NFL fact.


What would the NFL be without all these crazy facts? Appearances can be deceiving. What looks like an ordinary American sport definitely has the power to dazzle and fascinate. There are so many characters who enrich the NFL. They make history and break records all the time.  The next time you attend an NFL game; think back to these great facts and trivia. This is a sport that is full of wonderful moments and countless surprises. A few more crazy facts are coming your way soon.

McLaren570S/570 Review


McLaren has always been known for producing iconic racing cars. That is the same story with the 570 Family which includes the 570S and the 570GT. They really are the ultimate sports cars, custom-made for the dedicated racer. The 570S is the sportier sibling while the GT offers driving comfort for long-distance use. There is no drama with these two…just class. Underneath is an explosion of power that would rivet even the calmest racer on the circuit. The cars are impressive both inside and outside.

Exterior Design

They come in the mid-engine range with a rear wheel drive formation. The 2-passenger and 2-door formation is classic with a wheelbase of 105.1 inches. The Length by Width by Height dimensions are 178.3” by 75.4” by 47.3” respectively.

Interior Design

The passenger volume is 49 cu ft. while the cargo volume is 4 cu ft. The estimated curb weight is 3200lb. The plush cream interior is broken by black leather highlights particularly near the dashboard. Sleek lines emphasize the aerodynamic design. There are no overly futuristic sharp lines to distract the driver.  I particularly like the placement of the knobs and buttons which naturally forces you to recline back into the luxurious experiences even as the riot of speedy power happens outside. You get fine touches like a glove box, door pockets and vanity mirrors. Gone are the worries about speed bumps and potholes thanks to the optional front-axle lifter. The steering-column adjuster is not a weight-saver but certainly makes the drive easier.

Engine Specs and Fuel Economy

The 570S/GT racing car comes with a twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8. It also includes aluminum block and heads and uses a port fuel injection system. The given displacement is 232 cu in, 3799 cc with a power reading of 562 hp @ 7400 rpm and torque of 443 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm. Its 7-speed dual-clutch automatic allows for a manual lifting mode. In terms of performance the 570S/GT can go from zero to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and zero to 100 mph in 6.3 seconds. The standing ¼-mile is 10.9 seconds with a top speed of 204 mph. Some thought has gone into the fuel economy8 with a specification of EPA city/highway driving: 16/23 mpg but nobody is really going to look for that in a sports car.

Price and Release Date

The base price of $187,000 is rather steep but you get what you pay for in these supreme racing cars. Both the McLaren 570S and 570GT are already on the market. The official unveiling was at the 2015 New York International Auto Show

10 Super Hobbies for Teens

Teens are at that awkward stage between being children and becoming adults. Although they tend to associate with peers more than parents, boredom is a big problem (Fernchild, 2016). Here is a list of 10 Super Hobbies for Teens. They are adapted from Buzzfeed (Falletta, 2016). Parents, guardians and community leaders can also reference the hobbies when looking after these young people.

1.0 Crafting and Upcycling

Not only is this therapeutic but it can also help teens to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Get all the trash in the home and make it into something useful. You can use anything from CDs to old bedsheets. The resultant items can be kept as mementos, sold or given away for charity.

2.0 Learn to Cook

There are no more maids to order about, so the onus is on you to cook for yourself. Get a recipe book and try out local ingredients. The results could do wonders for your family dinners. It is also a lifelong skill that could eventually become your profession.

3.0 Start Painting

Painting is a great form of expression and can calm your nerves in stressful situations. Use as many materials as you want, bearing in mind that amateurs have the right to make mistakes. As you get better and enlarge your collection, it may even be possible to present an exhibition.

4.0 Write a Diary or Journal

We do so many interesting things in our lives but hardly ever record them. Start a private journal to record your personal experiences, thoughts, perspectives and journey. You never know; they could become extremely valuable when you become famous. It is also a nice way to structure your day.

5.0 Do Some Broadcasting

This sounds like a very challenging hobby but all you really need is a podcast. There is always someone in the community that wants to speak to someone else. You can do the radio on your off days or during your leisure time. It will make you lots of friends and improve your confidence in public speaking.

6.0 Go Rock Climbing

You cannot go wrong with rock climbing when it comes to physical fitness. Make sure you do it with a number of friends so that you can help one another. It is a great way to tighten the bonds that will link you throughout your life. You also get to learn about the environment.

7.0 Start a Charity

You do not have to wait until you are an adult before doing charitable activities. Get involved in self-help projects like taking young kids fishing or a reading club. You will feel better about yourself because you are helping others.

8.0 Rediscover Calligraphy

This is a lost art that few young people can execute well today. You can revive it and have a topic of conversation for any social gatherings in the future. Get a book and tutor to start you off. You will be amazed at the projects that start flowing through your mind.

9.0 Take Photography

This is one of those hobbies that continues to fascinate everybody including teens. Get a good camera and start trying out different types of shots. The technology today has made it much easier to get the hang of it quickly.

10. Do Some Crotchet and Embroidery

Your home will never look the same once you take up this hobby. It is amazingly relaxing and keeps you busy even in the dullest seasons. Although it is traditionally done by girls, confident boys can try it too.
Try anyone of these hobbies to avoid being bored or getting into trouble.


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