Posted by on Mar 7, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

  1. Before exposing yourself to the cold, cover yourself well! Properly protected before exposure to cold will prevent the body from losing heat. When a cooling chart starts (when we begin to feel cold), the body must invest extra energy trying to recover the temperature and it is something that causes fatigue. That’s why I always prevent it from happening. My first mountaineering and climbing teacher told me one day something I will never forget: Dany, if you feel cold it is too late. Always try to protect yourself long before you feel it. Always remember it!
  2. Always cover your mouth and nose! Breathing cold air directly causes the body to lose temperature and increases the risk of contracting diseases. And it is something very easy to deal with, you just have to bring something with you to put there as a barrier, that half warm the air before entering your body. And it is already depending on how cold it is, if you wear a simple scarf or a thermal neck, which also encapsulate the heat radiated by the body.
  3. Get dressed in layers! A suitable clothing by layers (with thermal interiors as I will show in the video) allows the air to circulate freely around the body, keeping it dry and encapsulating the heat. This guarantees an effective and comfortable protection at all times. In addition, it will allow you to adapt to changes in temperature when moving from closed to outdoor spaces, because if at some point you feel some heat, it is just taking one of the layers off and thus regulating the path. Ahh! and as a traveler it is important, because this way I avoid the use of heavy garments, which only make the body breathe more, moistening it and producing a rapid loss of heat.
  4. Cover your hands and ears. In cold environments, the brain sends more blood to the center of the body to protect the vital organs. This makes the extremities more prone and vulnerable to cooling. Therefore, good protection of hands, ears and feet is essential to maintain the temperature always at healthy and comfortable levels. It’s a little technical explanation, but it’s good that you know it, because this topic is my passion and here I am happy writing for you! I am more than a traveler, I am an adventurer of life, and there is nothing I like more than walking in the mountains.
  5. Please, do not use double media! And yes, believe it! It is something that most people still do when feeling cold and that before is counterproductive. Doing this will leave your feet so tight that, instead of retaining the heat, it will block the circulation of the air (and still, of your feet), generating not only discomfort, but a much greater cooling by the humidity. Rather, it uses thick woolen socks or high protection technical materials.
  6. Eat even better in winter. In a nutshell: intake more calories. In prolonged exposures to the cold, the body requires a greater consumption of liquids and a much higher diet of calories, as well as vitamins, especially A and C. Foods such as nuts, fruits and all kinds of sweets and healthy snacks, help a lot with the thermoregulation process, which is the body’s control system to maintain stable body temperature.
  7. Protect yourself from solar radiation. By this I mean you make good use of sunscreen, on the lips and skin. In addition to dryness and the risk of heat stroke, unprotected exposure dehydrates and alters the thermoregulation process, thus weakening the body.

16 tips to be successful in life – PART 2

Posted by on Feb 27, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

9. Find what you love and do it!

Successful people do not wake up one day and choose the first thing they see to do, they all got where they are because in addition to effort, it is something they truly love.

There is a big difference in doing something out of obligation to do something that you really enjoy and love. 

You will never put your 100% in an activity or goal that you deeply, do not want or would not mind fulfilling or not, so always look for what you want to do and pursue just that.

I started college in a different career than the one I ended up studying and believe me, both are polar opposites. 

But the reason why I gave up the first one is because all the time I thought that I wanted to, at the end it was not like that and I realized that it was not what I loved.

That’s why I changed and ended up doing another that to this day, I do not regret having made the change.

I do everything with passion and my 200% in effort and my goals are much simpler to pursue when it really is something I love.


10. Believe that if you can be successful

It will not help much if you set out to find your own goals if you do not think you can achieve them.

Besides the external agents to us and all those people who stop to tell us that we can not get something,the truth is that the biggest limitations are ourselves.

Why? Because you stop yourself by not believing in yourself and in having the capabilities to achieve whatever you set out to do.

There are many who do not even take the first step because they do not believe in themselves and that they have what is necessary.

When I started writing I did not have much confidence in myself and what I wrote, so I was delaying more and more taking that step of sharing or trying my luck somewhere.

I was always quite pessimistic so it was more than two years after I decided to take the step to start and just, throw myself without caring something else.

Of course, not in all the places that I tried I had a good critique or approval, but in others yes and that s ignifica everything for me and therefore, gave me much more confidence and encouragement to believe in myself.

You will not know the results until you try it and even if you fail, that does not mean that you do not comply with the “requirements” but that you only have to improve to reach and be able to climb that wall.


11. Control your emotions

Part of being successful is being able to control your emotions, be emotionally intelligent and behave at the height of the situation.

Without a doubt you must have had more than once those moments in which you want to go against everyone or want to show your joy to the fullest.

Each of your emotions can influence your thoughts and above all, your behavior, so you should always be aware of it and not give the wrong idea.

I’m not saying that you stop being an emotional person like the rest, but you do learn to manage them. 

It is not a question of repressing you and never showing them, but of doing it in the right and correct moment and situation .

You usually miss many opportunities to get carried away by a bad day and when you have something important just during that same, you show your displeasure or bad temper to people who have nothing to do with him and even if they had it, in the same way you are affecting your step towards success.


12. Read more

Do you know how many books are read by successful people a week? At least one, but it’s something they do constantly and never leave it.

Personally, I try to read between 2 or 3 books a week depending on the time I have free.

One is usually about a novel of my favorite genre but the rest about motivation or one that I choose at random.

The books are a box of surprises that is full of teachings and something else depending on what you are looking for.

They have many more benefits than you think, including increasing your vocabulary and becoming someone with a philosophy of life more successful and positive.

Many successful people spend 50% of their day or even more reading.

Warren Buffett even invests 80%! and like Waqar Ahmed, he recommends reading what you like and will bring good things to your life. In fact, an example is that  reading is the best activity for the elderly  along with sports.

Learn other benefits that exist for the elderly in this article .

If you want to know more about why you should start reading more often, read the following article on reading benefits.


13. Rate the time alone

Some fear loneliness, others choose not to be alone out of simple boredom, but think for a few seconds about the things you can do alone.

Every day we need some time for ourselves and when you run away from solitude, you are running away from that quality time for yourself.

When I am alone and I get that time for myself , I dedicate myself to doing activities that I like, that give me motivation as well as other times I simply take a break from the course of the day.

However, what I do most during that quality time, is reflect and be alone with my thoughts, think about what is happening to me and my surroundings.

You must process each new thing well or even repeat something that influences your life in any way, as well as if you want you can think about recapping your entire day.

Instead of escaping from that time, take it and dedicate it to yourself and enjoy it as well as use it for reflection.


14. Exercise regularly

Mental health is something that you should always maintain at the healthiest level possible.

When I refer you to exercise regularly, it is not limited to physical but also mental, such as assembling puzzles, playing strategy games, any activity that puts your brain to work.

Now, in terms of physical exercise, you can have set your goals and be giving everything for what you want, but if you do not have a physical condition that helps you support all the energy you spend, then at some point you will have a relapse.

I exercise daily, and previously I was someone too lazy to do ANY activity that required physical effort.

However, spending hours writing and reading, although exercising my mind, the truth is that I was horribly neglecting the rest of my body in general.

This was one of the reasons why I started exercising. Previously, I got tired very easily even when I was not doing a physical activity and it was that, it burned so much energy but my body was not tolerating the amount that it demanded.

When I exercise, I have much more resistance in all aspects and that is precisely what you should have if you want to endure all the trot that will take you to be successful.


15. Improved communication

If you want to be successful, you need to learn to communicate clear and concise, in fact, this is one of the most important tips because in this way, you will avoid misunderstandings and express an idea perfectly.

This goes especially for those who want to be successful and, at the same time, leaders someday. 

If you are someone shy, who finds it difficult to express what they want or want, any failure you have in your communication is harmful so that you can relate to the rest of the people around you.

In addition, you will be missing many opportunities that could lead you to success simply because you can not say well some thought you have.

So, take time to improve your communication. It is not simply choosing the words well, but using the correct tone of voice and body language according to what you are trying to convey.

Sometimes you will have to be direct, like others, to fall in love with the audience or the person you are addressing with some other word.

Be someone who adapts to any conversation and environment that requires good communication.


16. Practice being grateful

You, me and every person in the world, need to learn and be more grateful to everyone around you even if it is in the smallest detail.

When you are someone successful or you want to be one, you will always have people or at least you will find some that will help you achieve that dream you so aspire to.

On the other hand, there will be people who will work for you, who will be your right hand and that is that throughout the path you walk, there will always be someone who deserves your gratitude.

So do not forget to be grateful. Besides showing that you really appreciate what others have done for you and your help, it makes you a better person.

Every day that goes by or every thing that I get from whoever it is, I always say at least a little “thank you”that shows that I really appreciate it.

If you have workers, show them that you are aware of their effort and thank them.

If they have helped you on your way to success, show those people that without them, the road would have been even more difficult.

Thank yourself for never giving up. 

Physical Therapy and Aquatic Therapy

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in Blog, Health | 0 comments

Physical Therapy and Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic physical Therapy based on people with bleeding disorders

In the past, people with bleeding disorders have been told to proceed with caution with some types of physical therapy, as some health professionals thought the movement could cause bleeding. Now, doctors and physiotherapists give patients the green light for many types of therapies. They even encourage patients to participate in certain exercises, especially swimming to build strength, prevent muscle wasting and reduce pain.

Therapy, aquatic or terrestrial, however, is not the same for everyone. People with bleeding disorders should know what is appropriate for their symptoms, age and overall health, saysMichael Uttecht, leading clinical physiotherapist at the MedStar University Hospital in Georgetown in Washington, DC, a hemophilia treatment center.

“Aquatic therapy provides an excellent environment for a person with advanced joint arthropathy (damage caused by internal bleeding) and must be exercised safely,” says Uttecht. “However, this antigravity environment will only strengthen the body to a limit. If continuous strengthening is the goal, then ground exercises should be put into practice. “

Time in the pool

Grace Volsen, a physical therapist at the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center in Washington, recommends aquatic therapy to all of her patients with bleeding disorders. She says that the main benefit of exercising in the pool is that the patient can discharge approximately 65% ​​of their body weight through the buoyancy of the water. This helps increase strength and function, release their range of motion and reduce swelling and pain, he says.

In addition, aquatic therapy for patients with hemophilia positively affects motor performance and offers better aerobic capacity and mechanics, according to a study published in the journal “Hemophilia” in 2010. This is good news for people with motor disorders. clotting, says John J. Strouse, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hematology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. “I’m excited to see the studies that provide support for exercise-based interventions, since exercise is essential for a healthy life and an important component in maintaining a healthy weight.”

The results of this study are based on what clinical research has been doing for a long time. “Hemophilia providers have recommended exercise in water and other low-impact activities for many years but with little evidence,” says Strouse. “This study demonstrates a profound increase in aerobic capacity thanks to aquatic exercise and significant improvements. (approximately an increase of 15%) “.

The variety of water depths and customized programs, which mix aerobic activity, strength can help patients of all ages. However, some people, including those with skin disorders, incontinence or allergies to certain water treatments, should avoid aqua therapy, says Volsen.

Aquatic therapy can also help people with bleeding disorders prepare for surgery, such as knee replacements. It teaches them strengthening exercises can be done before and after the operation, says Volsen. “Once the surgeon drifts a patient for therapy, working against the buoyancy of the water is ideal for the ankles, knees, hips and shoulders.”

After attending a physical therapy program run by a credentialed instructor, patients are encouraged to continue exercising in the pool on their own. The hot water, around 34 degrees, is ideal for aquatic therapy. The heated swimming pools can be a good option for the treatment of warm waters.

Volsen says that the optimal program for people with bleeding disorders combines hydrotherapy with ground-based therapy, which helps patients transfer their gains in the pool to the ground. “An aquatic environment gives the patient an opportunity to work in the range of movement and strength. This translates into activities in daily life, “she says. “They have more strength for housework, leisure and work.”

Out of the water

While terrestrial therapy is an option for some people with bleeding disorders, others have conditions that prevent them from trying. “It’s not good for everyone, especially for patients who have no physical condition, or weak, or overweight, or in poor health,” says Uttecht, who has been a physiotherapist for 15 years. A water environment is more supportive in those cases, he says.

The biggest drawback of land-based therapy is the amount of stress placed on the body. However, for the younger ones, set healthy, exercises on land to build strength better, Uttecht says.

Exercises performed in the gym or at home should be adapted individually for the patient, and for those who have chronic bleeding in the affected joints.

People with bleeding disorders should be lifelong learners of their condition, Uttecht says. “Life is a continuous learning process. We have to be smarter and see what is appropriate in each stage of life. “

An aquatic environment only strengthens the body to a limit, says Uttecht.People with bleeding disorders should resort to exercises on land if permanent consolidation therapy is the goal.

16 tips to be successful in life – PART 1

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

16 tips to be successful in life – PART 1

1. Be authentic

Deviating from one’s own path tends to happen more often than you think because you are not able to stay true to yourself.

Stagnation and not being able to keep growing is something that will inevitably happen if you do not follow your own steps.

You have to be honest about what you want to do and what you’re passionate about. How far do you want to go and who do you want to be in a few years?

Always answer these questions taking into account only your opinion and leaving the criticism and what others can tell you.

Do not try to pretend that you are not just because you think that if you were in a certain way, you would achieve everything you set out to do.

It is one thing to adopt new skills, improve your abilities and in itself, be someone better to get what you want.

Another thing is that you start acting like another person who is totally against who you are.

Always stay unique and authentic, do not be afraid to be yourself and express what you want.

There will be people who criticize you all the time regardless of what you say or want, then, why pretend or go by another path that you do not want?

Be happy with you and authentic for you and for your desire to be someone successful one day.


2. Eliminate your doubts

From time to time it is normal that you feel insecure and that with that comes one question after another about whether what you really want is what you are pursuing or if you can achieve it.

But although it is normal, the secret to never stop and have confidence is to eliminate all your doubts at the root.

If you think about them, surely most of them arise due to what others say about you. Or that when you see someone who does not achieve something similar to what you want to achieve, you think that you can not either.

To eliminate these doubts, first I recommend you stay away from the toxic people around you.

For example, conformist people who accept less than they aspired one day, are the first to make others begin to have doubts about whether they should continue to strive so hard for a goal.

This type of people is not good for you, and you should get away from them as soon as you can because, if you stay by their side, you will only get in your way to victory.

If you already have the doubt planted in you, then counteract its effect by thinking about why you want to keep trying, visualize your dreams and above all, turn a deaf ear to the rest of people who only criticize you or do not let you move forward.


3. Enjoy the way

Surely you have ever felt the excitement of discovering new things, improving as a person and your abilities to achieve what you want.

The key to everything in life is motivation , and to keep it always charged and to the fullest, seeking success has to be something more than looking for results.

You must live experiences and acquire knowledge not only to succeed, but also to enjoy the path that will lead you to success.

If every time you are trying to get something new, instead of enjoying the trip  you only focus on the final result, when you stumble upon the first stone you find, you will fall easily.

The reasons are very simple:

  1. It is very easy to lose your motivation to be so focused on giving the result that you do not stop to fill it enough.
  2. Finding yourself with that stone is even worse because you did not stop for a second before seeing it and now less, beyond it.

So the search for knowledge is part of enjoying it, learning new things, seeing how you can achieve what you want in various ways and even, maybe go beyond what you thought all this time.

Focus on the route and not only on the destination. Do not think so much about your goal but about everything you went through before you got there.


4. Use your imagination

Are you someone who constantly sees only the negative of things? Well, everything is a matter of how you imagine them.

Before I was a person who always complained about everything, that’s why it was hard for me to stay in one place, whether it was work or studies and when I realized how all that was destroying my dreams, I decided that I should give it a halt.

The way I did it is very simple, I used my imagination.

When something goes well for us, and we see how everything moves in our favor , we are always filled with an energy of motivation and positivism.

But when something goes wrong, then that energy simply goes to ground level.

So, instead of seeing everything as something you hate or do not like, why do not you start to see that situation in a more positive way?

Your imagination plays a major role here because it is not a matter of imagining that everything is fine or that you love something that you really do not feel very comfortable with. It’s just reformulating the situation.

If you hate your job or your boss, you simply have to see what you can learn from all this, from imagining the situation from a more positive point.


5. Create a plan

It is good to follow your instincts and sometimes see where they take you, but going without a blind planning is like walking in a jungle at night.

I do not tell you that you should know every step you will take, plan everything you plan to do, but knowing or knowing what to do in your next 2 or 3 steps is more than enough.

The main reason why you should have some degree of planning in your life, is mostly because of time and how you will do it.

In terms of days a week, many consider that Monday through Friday are the only days that you can really do something significant and that is wrong.

You can make the most of each day, but that also depends on how you plan to do things and at what time.

So in order not to be in a constant mess and having to do everything in a hurry or at the last minute, make a plan and use a calendar in the process.

For example, I have already planned the next step that I will give when I finish writing this article. One of the goals that I have set has been to be more organized, following the advice of Mom Multitasking .

For that reason, in my agenda I have written for today to create a list of the tasks that I must do tomorrow so that I do not forget anything.

I know what I’m going to do next to this and after that. In itself I do not have a plan for my whole life , because then I would lose myself to enjoy and live as such what is in the wonder of a new day.

But I am also prepared for the next step that I will take.


6. Do not expect someone else to do it for you

I lost count of how many people I’ve seen and know that instead of taking action and doing something, they always expect someone else to do it for them , as if that duty were the concern of others.

Your family, friends, partner, companion, all have their own problems and goals, so they are also going through a path that requires all their concentration and effort.

So each of them is busy with their own things.

Regardless of whether they are or not, you can not expect others to take you to achieve your goal, to be successful.

Everything depends on you, and it is very different to seek support to do it for you. Therefore, beyond not expecting that from others, do not let them do it.

It is a matter of conscience and that you understand that if you do not do it with your effort and fight for your dream, it will not mean anything and that simply will not even be your success.

If the case were that others can do it for you, where would the satisfaction be that after a long and hard journey, you finally achieved it on your own merits?

Start, finish or continue something, everything must be done by you and it is not something that you should do immediately since it does not matter how long it takes, the important thing is that you did it on your own.


7. Always avoid conflicts

When we are embarking on our path to success, you will find yourself with a million people, whether it is to get in your way or not, there will be some who simply will not get along with them.

The key to being successful is also getting along with everyone. 

No kisses and hugs but avoid conflict or some aggressive and negative exchange with others.

I know it’s hard to control yourself, but the best thing you can do to not get stuck, is not to waste your time with people who really will not positively influence your life.

I used to irritate easily and enter into some other conflict more frequently than I should, but one day I said to myself, “Why do I keep doing it if I do not get anything with it?” 

Since then I always avoid entering someone with someone, known or not and it has been incredible.

Less negative energy and I just focus on my goal and what I need to get it instead of spending my efforts on unnecessary fights.


8. Do not think small, only big

I have met people who have ambitions that sometimes, maybe they are too big but in the end, they have a mind that thinks big.

The problem is when instead of big, you think too small and that holds you back that you get what you want.

It is okay to set small goals and simply to reach the largest, but I have met a hundred people whose biggest goal is just to rent an apartment in the city and live on a salary with your partner.

I have nothing against it, but would not it be better to propose something like having your own home and a better job or salary?

The reason you think small is because you are partly conformist, which is the enemy of anyone who wants to be successful, that is, each one of us.

Set goals that represent a challenge and give you a reason to always keep moving. Think big, not only what you can achieve because you feel that it is the only thing among your possibilities.

Respect for patients on clinical trials

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Health Stuff | 0 comments

CureLauncher recognizes the importance of clinical trials in medical treatments. These programs are beneficial to both parties. The company offering the new medication or treatment can use the trials to show how effective their treatments are, and patients can benefit from treatments years before they are commercially available. CureLauncher.com is a special system dedicated to matching people in need with the clinical trials who may be able to help them. Why Trust Clinical Trials Medical technology is constantly improving, but it can take years for a drug to receive final approval and become widely available.


With clinical trials, patients don’t have to wait. They are treated with respect and dignity, and they like knowing that their participation will make a difference. In addition to helping yourself, you will also be helping others. A Lack of Information Doctors suffer from a serious lack of information when it comes to clinical trials. Keeping up with all of the options is a full-time job, and your doctor is busy treating you. CureLauncher specializes in matching patients with clinical trials, so they have all of the latest information regarding the trials. Phases of Clinical Trials There are four phases of trials. The first is the smallest to see how safe a drug is. With phase two and three, the trial is extended to a larger group to confirm findings and prepare for the final FDA approval that comes in phase four. Extensive research is done before any clinical trials can begin, so even phase I trials are generally safe. When you are struggling with a chronic medical condition, you may be interested in participating in clinical trials. With the help of CureLauncher, you won’t have to search for a trial on your own. The dedicated professionals there will answer all of your questions and find the trial that’s right for you.

The Practicality of Installing a Smoke Alarm at Home

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Home Tips | 0 comments

Fire is a very powerful element that can take away lives and possessions in an instant. Most fire victims who are lucky to survive these incidents are often those who received a fair amount of warning, or those who are equipped to put out the fire before they get bigger. In commercial buildings, government offices and condominium units, smoke alarms and fire sprinkler systems are pre-requisites in issuing occupancy permits. But there are still a number of homes that simply rely on a fire extinguisher. However, a fire extinguisher may be of little use if the fire has grown big already. Having a smoke alarm installed in your homes can help prevent fires from growing through early detection.


A smoke alarm in the house may entail some investment from the homeowner but the benefits of having one definitely outweigh its cost. Causes of fire accidents at home often include food left in the oven or cooking fire, children playing with matches, candles that were left unattended or faulty wiring. Most of these fires start out small and can be snuffed out with a douse of water or a small fire extinguisher. However, undetected fires can grow rapidly and trap family members inside the house once it gets to some amount of combustible materials. Smoke alarms can help household members manage the fire at its early signs by sounding a warning upon detection of smoke. Installing a smoke alarm in the house can be done by the homeowners themselves if they choose the do-it-yourself models. A more efficient option is the hard-wire smoke alarm which is usually installed by a licensed electrician.

There are various smoke alarm products that can be tailored to the protection needs of the family and the interior design. City officials impose a fire safety code for residential structures. This usually includes having both fire extinguishers and smoke alarms in their homes. But there are some areas where the fire safety compliance is merely having a fire exit available. Regardless of the case, it is up to the homeowners or building occupants to merely comply or take their own measures to ensure that they have ample protection in case of fire.

Pre-Festive Checks to Ensure your Home is Prepared

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Home Tips | 0 comments

It’s hard to imagine that Christmas is just a few weeks away – it doesn’t seem two minutes since we were saying hello to the school summer holidays and yet, here we are, cranking up the heating for the first time in months and reading news reports about what could potentially be the worst weather in decades.

Staying warm throughout the winter months is imperative, especially over Christmas when chances are, you’ll have other people to worry about because of visiting guests – as well as children being off school over the holidays. With a little time in your favour, now would be ideal to start looking at your current situation to check where improvements can be made to ensure you and your family stay warm without breaking the bank.

radiator-261x300Check your boiler
It’s one of those commodities that many people take for granted, and with it not being used to its full potential for a while, now would be a common time for them to break down. Cranking up the heating and turning up the thermostat could cause your boiler to break under the strain – this is the last thing you need, isn’t it?
Check your boiler        

You could invest in one of the energy efficient boilers from British Gas if you’re due for a brand new one. Otherwise, make sure you invest in an annual boiler service to ensure that it’s running like clockwork. If you pay a monthly premium for a boiler insurance, a service by British Gas should come as standard.

Turn on the Radiators

If they’ve been off for the summer months, you may need to bleed the radiators to allow any air pockets to escape. Now would be a perfect time to turn them on again, so that your home can warm through nicely. Stay conscious of your heating bill though – there’s no need to use all radiators if you don’t have to. In rooms that aren’t used often (such as the hallway and bathroom), you could probably do without heating from radiators. Similarly, unless you have guests staying with you (for example, over the Christmas period), the spare room doesn’t need to be kept constantly warm.

Keep Windows Closed

Don’t allow the residual heat to escape; you may as well just throw your money away! Keep windows closed and ensure that any draughts are sealed. If you have draughts around the windows, make sure that they’re caulked while you can use draught excluders at your doors to keep your rooms warm and snug.

Check the Insulation

While it’s not essential to do straight away, checking that the standard of your loft insulation is up to scratch can help to keep heating bills down. Regulations nowadays ask for 275mm of insulation in lofts – if what you have doesn’t meet this measurements, chances are you’re paying over the odds on your heating bill because it’ll take longer for your home to warm up as much as you’d like it to.

During the winter, it’s essential that you stay as warm as possible – especially during the big freeze. Think ahead and check that your home is as prepared for a cold snap as it can be.

By Roxanne Wells


Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in candies | 0 comments

candies loot

not all yet

Everytime Halloween season is here, Matt becomes ecstatic because of all the loot he is sure to get. These are some of what he got at a Shangrila event…and there are still more to come.

Surely not so friendly to one’s teeth but I guess moderation is the key in consuming all these.

Dog Training

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Pets | 0 comments

The use of remote training collars for dogs is a highly emotional topic. Debates often deteriorate into name calling, personal attacks and accusations of animal cruelty. However, not all dog collars are shock collars. Many of them have beep and vibrate functions that are highly effective training tools.


matt and doggie

In beep mode, training collars emit a beep when the controller is pressed. Dog trainers use this beep as a marker, much like clicker training uses a clicker for positive reinforcement. For a beep to be effective, however, a dog must have prior training to associate the sound with a particular consequence. Trainers can also use a beep as an interrupt signal similar to blowing a whistle.

In vibrate mode, training collars use vibration to get a dog’s attention. This function works much like a vibrating phone or pager. Like the beep, trainers use vibration as a marker or interrupt signal. Neither mode delivers an electric shock to dogs. However, all training collars have a shock function that delivers an electric current to stimulate the dog.

Companies like Dogtra produce dog training collars that are designed for the most challenging training conditions. Customers can find collars for small breed training, sporting dogs and even K-9 Police work. These innovative collars use electronic shock, vibration, beeps and clicks to shape a dog’s obedience.

Keeping Pets Healthy

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Pets | 0 comments

A dog or a cat can quickly become an important part of the family. Keeping a pet healthy can help extend their life, with the right diet. There are many different types of pet food, but knowing which ones deliver balanced vitamins and protein, can be a mystery. Without researching hundreds of pet foods on the market today, it is almost impossible to tell what brands are the best for a dog or cat.

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Pet food from Pet Flow, is an example of how online pet care businesses are providing all the research for potential clients. From food to toys, products are examined and recommended for purchase. In addition, some companies offer home delivery, saving numerous trips to pet stores.

Reputation is important to companies that rely on returning customers. By providing veterinarian-approved food, plus other pet supplies, online pet care companies can become a relied upon service. There are several good manufacturers of pet food. Without subjecting your pet to many different types of food, people can now know exactly what type of ingredients are included in pet food, by visiting one of these popular sites. Always select a company that has a good return policy, focuses on health and medical conditions of pets, and guarantees reasonable prices and delivery.

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