I Am Switching to Netflix

I had gotten satellite TV nearly two years ago because I was offered a great price for it. That price was locked for two years, so I was able to enjoy TV for a very low price. My two year contract is just about up though, and my bill is going to nearly double. If I watched more channels, I would probably not mind paying it. However, I only watch a handful of channels, so I knew that I was going to have to cancel. I saw an ad about new releases on Netflix, and that got me to thinking about my alternatives to the satellite programming.

I really don’t care if I see a program on the day it airs. Continue reading

We Wanted All New Locks for the House

My wife and I took our time finding the home that we wanted to live in for the rest of our lives. I imagine that we looked at close to 30 homes before we found the one that just called out to both of us. We knew that we would need to make a few renovations, but we were even looking forward to that. After having our offer accepted and everything finalized, the first thing I did was look for a residential locksmith in Brisbane Australia so we could have all of the locks changed in the house.

One of the things that we like about this house is how many doors there are to go outside. There are three different porches, plus there are two entry doors for the basement as well. Continue reading

So Effective I Quit Using Snapchat

I think if people knew how easy it is to hack a Snapchat account, they would dump the service and never use it again. I went online in search of hack because I had some concerns about a girlfriend and who she was hanging around with in her spare time. She’d been into drugs and alcohol before cleaning up her life, but I started seeing some warning signs that hinted at her using again. I wanted to see if I could confirm my fears by peeking at her contacts on her phone. But I didn’t know her password.

I went online figuring there wouldn’t be a way to get into the service. Snapchat is a big company worth billions and they probably employ very smart people who make sure all the holes in the security get taken care of immediately. I’ve read a few articles online about some famous people getting their accounts hacked, however, so I thought it might be possible to get in and find out the information I wanted. I needed to find one that worked, though, which proved rather difficult as most of the stuff I found online turned out to be scams.

When I finally found a hack that worked, and it worked by simply putting in some of her information that I knew about without even having to look for it, I couldn’t believe how quickly I got into her account. It worked so quickly that I’m shocked there hasn’t been some sort of media coverage about security issues. As for my girlfriend, she’s in good shape. It turned out she’s just having some other issues but she’s still not drinking or using drugs. As for the hack, I’m so concerned about how quickly this hack worked that I’ve decided to quit using Snapchat. It’s scary how effective this hack is!

A Thickener Product That Really Works

I am really skeptical of most things that seem too good to be true. My way of thinking is if something works miracles, why would more people not be using the product? That was my thought when I saw a brand I had never seen before being promoted as a hair treatment for thinning hair. That is something that I have had to deal with for too long, and I had tried all kinds of things to give me the appearance at least of fuller hair. Nothing worked though, but that changed when I read some Keranique reviews on a health and fitness blog that I read when I have a few free minutes here and there.

I realize that just because I am skeptical does not mean that a product does not deliver, which is why I will at least research products before I make a definitive answer one way or the other. So far, none had convinced me as much as Keranique because of what I had read about it. Continue reading

I’ve Promised Myself That I Will Let Someone else Do the Hard Work from Now on

The last time that I tried to cut a tree down a few years ago, I ended up falling out of it and landing on the ground. I broke my ankle. This time, I called a Queens tree service to come over and take out the rest of that one and one other tree that was dying. After my big fall, I was out of commission for a long time. When I healed several months later, I didn’t feel that it would be a good idea for me to try doing the rest of the work on my own. I am usually someone who lets other people do the work for me because I’m a bit clumsy, but I just wanted to give it a try that day. That was a big mistake.

When I was a kid, I used to marvel at the fact that my dad was so handy around the house. Continue reading

My New Trees Are off to a Great Start

I threw in the towel and called a Long Island tree company after I spent a lot of money on several young trees, planted them, and then watched them rapidly shrivel up and die. I tried watering them and fertilizer and they still perished very quickly. I did a lot of internet research about planting trees, and thought I learned the basics for getting them off to a great start, but it turns out that I knew almost nothing about the subject. I learned all of this later when the people from the tree company showed up to replace them with new trees.

Always trust the experts. Continue reading

Don’t Overlook Sales As Being a Viable New Career Choice

When kids are growing up they talk about things they want to be. Almost all kids mention being things such as doctors or police officers. However, I don’t think I have ever heard a kid tell me that he or she wanted to be a sales person when they grow up. However, it can be an exciting and rewarding career. Sales can be a global venture and adventure. It can be a career that can let you express a great deal of creativity and be a showcase for talents. In traveling I learned that verkooptraining is sales training. This made me realize that sales is a viable and worthy career all around the globe. It does not matter if you are selling your own homegrown produce in a rural market in China or selling real estate on Manhattan Island. There are opportunities in sales everywhere.

Another thing I have noticed in traveling for my sales career is that when one market is down, another one is up. Someone is always selling to customers who are seeking to buy. Continue reading

How to Get a Better Job in Finance

I started with an interest in finance when I was young. I pestered my grandmother to start me a savings account before I was old enough to have my own bank account. I would make deposits every week from money I got delivering newspapers and doing jobs for neighbors, relatives and friends. I learned the value of compound interest early in life. I went into finance for a career. I got an education in finance, and was looking for the best financial services recruitment agency in bristol for that line of work. I wanted to have my skills paired with a firm that would appreciate my work and give me room to grow.

I took my time finding an agency that was interested in top candidates for financial jobs. Continue reading

Legal Issues For Online Business – E-Commerce Web Solutions

There are some very important legal issues to be aware of when doing consignment selling. Some states and cities have regulations that require you to hold any consignment goods valued at over $100 for a period of up to ten days to give the police time to determine if they are stolen merchandise. In these situations, you have to fax the police a description of the merchandise and any serial numbers of computers, stereos, cameras, and so on. If you don’t hear back from them within seven to ten days, you can then go ahead and sell the item.Pro TipProtect Yourself from Illegal Activity
What is the best way to protect yourself from illegal activity? It is actually very easy. Create a sales policy that lays out this information:

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Anyone wanting you to sell goods has to provide a driver’s license, which you should photocopy. You explain to your consignors that you pay all consignment proceeds by check only and you will only mail the check to the address on the driver’s license.
Now any thief would be crazy to provide you his real name and address. If he is stupid enough to do this and the goods turn out to be stolen, you simply give the information to the police and you are legally off the hook. If anyone approaches you to sell goods and wants to be paid in cash, simply demonstrate them a copy of your (written) policies and explain that you are sorry, but this is the only way you will do business.Even if your location does not have any such regulations, you want to be very careful about selling stolen goods. I assure as soon as you advertise that you are an eBay consignment seller or open a consignment storefront, you will be approached by someone (or several people) attempting to sell stolen goods. If you do not take due caution, and the police determine that you have sold stolen goods, you can be in deep trouble.Getting HelpMost community universities/colleges offer courses in starting and running a small e-commerce web site business and some have free business resource centers that can help with all sorts of things you may run into.

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A great resource is SCORE. This stands for the Service Core of Retired Executives (http://www.score.org). SCORE is a government-sponsored volunteer organization of retired small business owners who provide consulting and advice to new startup business owners. These folks are often very well connected in the community and can introduce you to lots of valuable contacts. They can also be a source of potential investors.
Taking the time to set up and organize your e-commerce web business correctly will pay dividends almost immediately and save you time and energy as you build and grow your e-commerce site business.

Beat the Summer Heat with Crock Pot Cooking

When the weather outside warms up, the kitchen can be a terrible place to be. There are many things you can do however, when it comes to cooking a nice home made meal that doesn’t require traditional stove top or oven cooking. Learn to utilize some of the lesser heat producing equipment in your kitchen, such as the crock pot, in order to truly beat the summer heat and keep your cool while preparing a nice hot meal for friends and family.

So, how does crock pot cooking really help beat the heat? Simply put, the crock pot in and of itself puts off far less heat when cooking than an oven or stove top. This is the first and possibly the best reason to utilize the crock pot in your summer meal planning. You should also consider the fact that by not heating the house by using your stove top or oven you are also preventing your air conditioning (or other cooling methods) from working overtime in order to compensate for the additional heat that other cooking methods introduce.

This makes crock pot cooking a win-win situation as the costs involved in operating a crock pot are far less than the costs involved in operating a stove or oven in general. Whether electric or gas, your stove and oven are often serious energy hogs. Add to that the fact that you are not raising the temperature in your home by traditional means of cooking and you are using even less electricity.

Unfortunately for most, the general consensus has been that crock pots were meant for comfort foods and hearty winter meals. The truth is that the crock pot should be one of your best loved and most often utilized cooking methods if you can manage it. When it comes to cooking with a crock pot, the options are almost limitless. Almost anything that can be baked can be made in the crock pot and many, many more wonderful and enticing meals and treats as well.

Benefits of Crock Pot Cooking

In addition to the cost benefits mentioned above when it comes to crock pot cooking there are many other benefits that are well worth mentioning. First of all, the bulk of the work involved in crock pot cooking takes place early in the day when you are refreshed rather than at the end of a hectic work or play day. This means that you are less likely to forget an ingredient or make other mistakes that often occur as we hurriedly prepare a dinner when we are exhausted from the activities of our day.

Second, many great crock pot recipes include the vegetables that insure we are getting the nutrients we need. So often, when preparing a meal at the last minute, vegetables and other side dishes are left out in favor of expedience. Crock pot cooking in many instances is a meal in one dish.

Another great reason to use a crock pot for your summertime cooking is the ease of clean up. Unlike pots and pans, most crock pot meals are made in one dish. This means that there will not be mountains of dishes to be either hand washed or loaded into the dishwasher (or if you are like me-both) afterwards. You can spend less time cleaning just as you spent less time slaving over a hot stove. Oh wait! Make that no time slaving over a hot stove. Once clean up is complete you can get back to enjoying the sun set, chasing the lightening bugs with your little ones, or waiting for the first star.

Low Carb Cooking

Around the world people are paying more attention to their bodies and their health than perhaps at any other time in history. One method that has shown great success in helping people quickly drop those unwanted pounds is through low carb cooking and dieting. This method of weight loss seems to have taken the world by storm promising quick results for the simple (or not so simple) lifestyle change of eliminating as many carbohydrates as possible from our diets.

The notion sounds simple on one hand and is appealing to not only women hoping to drop those vanity pounds but also men who welcome the idea of eating all the steaks they can handle throughout the year. Low card cooking is becoming a way of life for many families as a result though the idea of this particular lifestyle change and the reality of it do on occasion seriously collide with one another.

If you are interested in dropping those unwanted pounds and keeping them off, this is a doubt that without a doubt gets results. The problem is that you must stick to the diet in order for the results to remain consistent even after you’ve met your weight loss goals. This means that you are not really embarking on a diet so much as a complete overhaul in the way you eat.

The excellent thing about low carb cooking is that it is so widely popular. This means that you will have no trouble finding resources, tips, tricks, advice, and even amazing substitutes for those things you often miss most when engaging in the low carb lifestyle. Popular stores such as Whole Foods and Trader Joes are great places to go for specific foods that are low carb in nature and designed to meet the chocolate or breading needs of those who feel more than slightly deprived by the rigorous restrictions of a low carb lifestyle. Many mainstream grocery stores are also beginning to see the value of catering to this ‘high end’ market of consumers and offering a wider variety of low carb friendly foods to consumers.

You can find recipes that are low in carbs by the mouthful at your local libraries and bookstores around the world. You can also find many resources on the Internet to help assist and encourage you in your low carb lifestyle incorporation. In addition to the cookbooks, recipes, and encouragement you also need to weed out the fact from the fiction when it comes to low carb cooking. The best way to do this is to go straight to the source. If you are going to incorporate this lifestyle altering diet into your way of life, you want to make sure that you are following it to the letter and not some knock off version that may not be as effective.

When it comes to low carb cooking you have the perfect excuse to use your grill well and use your grill often. In fact, I highly recommend a George Foreman grill (or some similar knock off) for your home for those days when grilling outside simply isn’t an option. Around our house, those are the days when the snow reaches the bottom of the grill but we are the exception rather than the rule. Most importantly about low carb cooking you should keep your goal in mind. If you aren’t making progress, check what you are doing and adjust your cooking and eating accordingly.