Cleaning 101: My new cleaning buddy



It has been a while since my having a house helper. Doing the house chores alone eats up most of my time during the day. At first, it was real chaos, just merely thinking of the things that needed to be done for the day made me feel tired and exhausted already.

The setting up of a house chores work plan, and scheduling activities on a time table allowed me time to work on my online tasks.  Aside from my work plan I also maximized the use of electronic aids and gadgets like an electric air pot to provide us instant hot water for coffee in the morning, the use of a microwave for cooking and reheating leftover foods, the washing machine to launder clothes and more. I also taught my two boys to do easy chores such as making up their own beds upon waking up in the morning and assigned them other duties like setting up the table, washing the dishes and during weekends sweeping the backyard and cleaning up the windows.


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5 of the Best Clubs in Ibiza.


The small island of Ibiza is home to some of the most famous nightclubs in the world. The Ibiza club scene is known for its world-class music, lively atmosphere, big name DJs, fantastic locations and up to 10,000 person capacities per club.

Here is a list of the top 5 clubs in Ibiza.

1. Privilege
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Privilege is an internationally known, supersized Ibizan nightclub. It is located between Ibiza Town and San Antonio. The club has a great deal of history, hosting some of the most famous parties on the island including the world-renowned Manumission night. The club caters for a range of music tastes, with names such as DJ Tiesto, Wiz Khalifa, Jamiroquai, Snoop Dogg and the Far East Movement.

Privilege is a fantastic venue, with 25 metre high ceilings, one of the largest dance floors in the world, a swimming pool and stunning views over the island. If you are on a budget but still want to visit the most famous club in Ibiza, visit Privilege mid-week for half the price.  


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Liveable Spaces


It’s hard to pinpoint a time in your kid’s lives when you wouldn’t appreciate a shed out the back to deposit them in. Toddlers can make you feel as if the apocalypse is imminent. There’s few sounds more sure to shred your eardrums than the howls of a seven year old raising hell because they WILL NOT WEAR A SINGLET TO SCHOOL. And teenagers. Where to begin. Suffice it to say, teenagers are the punishment for all your former sins (possibly your future one’s, too)

Luckily, you can actually stow your teen in a shed without being summoned on charges of negligent parenting. And with the kinds of liveable shed spaces on the market today, it’s likely you’ll wind up with a severe case of shed envy, not to mention a very contented teen. Liveable sheds are a cost effective solution for those needing more space, be it for teenagers, guests, or as a liveable working area.   


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Points to consider in finding the Perfect Home Dining Table



Lovely and memorable family bondings are mostly created in the home’s dining table. Choosing the perfect table can go the distance of a whole lot of meals for the family. 

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Here are several points to consider in finding the perfect home dining table. 


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Sleep: How Important is it really?

Sleep is absolutely critical to our physical and mental well-being. Without sufficient sleep, we may find it difficult to concentrate, struggle to perform easy tasks and become bad tempered. Sleeping is good for the immune systems, it provides our bodies with time and energy to heal and recuperate and it balances our hormones and keeps our brains functioning.

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Large numbers of people, however, suffer from sleep disorders. There are those who, even though they feel exhausted, find it difficult to fall off to sleep and there are those who wake up too early and are unable to go back to sleep. Due to the number of people suffering from sleep problems, there have been plenty of studies and help is at hand.

Sleep problems are often linked to other illnesses and diseases such as depression and chronic fatigue syndrome. What we eat and drink before bed as well as anxiety and worry can also be a factor.  


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Training Your Child To Sleep On Their Own Room


Ever since your new bundle came into your family, you used to place his crib inside your room and let him sleep there. It’s just the right thing to do during the first 3 years because at this point of time, your child still needs attention and can’t do things on their own yet without any parental help. It is also one of the ways to establish a strong bond in the family.

However, time will come that your child gets bigger and he should learn to sleep on his own bed, in his own room. This can’t be implemented that fast because for quite some time he used to sleep knowing that he has some companion. Children easily get scared and would prefer to sleep with their parents.

It should be in a slow and thorough process and explain to your child properly why there is a need for him to sleep on his own. You may join him in his room until he gets sleepy and bedtime stories would be of great help. Encourage your child that he isn’t getting any younger and soon he will grow up to be a brave man and brave men don’t sleep with their parents. These are just simple encouraging words yet very effective. 


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How to Make the Most out of Transferable Skills

As you progress through your working life you will acquire and develop several transferrable skills that would be considered useful across a number of roles and sectors. In recent years these transferrable skills have become increasingly valuable to employers who now recognise the benefits of having access to employees with a wide range of skills and experience.

This paradigm shift has opened up many more employment opportunities for people seeking a change in career, as identifying your transferrable skills and highlighting them to a prospective employer can give you the competitive edge and help get you selected for interview.

What Are Transferrable Skills?

Any skill that you possess that can be considered useful outside the environment you gained that skill in, or that can be used in a variety of jobs can be considered transferrable. A transferrable skill does not have to originate in the workplace; it can come from your personal life such as budgeting skills honed during your time as a stay-at-home parent managing your household.  


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Can’t Cook Won’t Cook


Great British Bake-Off
Great British Bake-Off
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With shows like The Great British Bake-Off inspiring teenagers and adults all over the country to break out their baking trays, home-cooking has seen an explosion of interest and popularity. Many people are intimidated by cooking shows however, believing that they will be unable to create the television’s marvelous cakes and pastries in their own kitchen.

From cookbooks to podcasts, there are a number of ways people can kick-start their amateur baking – some chefs even make house calls for one-to-one tuition. Although stocking your kitchen with the latest cooking appliances and ingredients can be detrimental to your wallet, it doesn’t cost anything at all to learn the basics. Unless you’re a Michelin professional, part-time bakers bake for enjoyment, so you have to be willing to get a bit messy with your mixing if you’re going to succeed. Here are a few simple steps to get you ready and raring to go.  


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Fairy Hobmother Just Visited Me Along With His Awesome Appliances

Have you heard about the ever gracious and cool fairy of the blogosphere? Yes, I’m talking about the Fairy Hobmother! He has been hopping from one blog to another to spread joy and happiness and has been giving out awesome presents! None ever revealed yet what could these presents be but all of them were all grateful. It must be something very great!

After several weeks of waiting, finally I can prove to everyone that this Fairy Hobmother really exists and now he came along with his awesome appliances and of course some exciting presents that I can’t wait to have.

Since Christmas is coming up, a nice and huge free standing fridge would be more than enough to store all the chilled desserts that you will be making. The entire family would be very happy going back and forth and getting their sweet tooth satisfied while waiting for the clock to strike twelve.







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How to Make Your Computer-Whiz Kid Read Books

For some kids, especially those that are incredibly computer savvy, reading is just not their cup of tea. Though many children enjoy reading on a daily basis, if you have a child who is interested in computers, it may be a bit difficult to find books that are powerful enough to pull them away from the computer screen. That being said there are some ways that you can get your computer savvy child to read, and enjoy doing it. This technique will help open up your child's mind to the wonders of reading. 

It takes a specially constructed mind to be able to use and enjoy using technology, technology, though incredibly impressive, is just not for everyone. In a similar vein, non-technological elements are not for everyone either. In order to get your computer oriented kid to read books you may have to employ the use of e-books or electronic books to spark their interest. Part of the draw of paper books for many is the feel of the pages between their fingers and the look of the book itself. For others it is the ability to see how much you have read and to be able to take them anywhere. If you have a child who is incredibly technology oriented you may want to look into e-books as a viable option. Many online schools use this type of book as opposed to paper books.  


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Tips to Develop Your Child’s Love and Skills For Reading



Parents have a huge influence on how fast and quickly their children learn to read. Developing a child’s love and skill for reading is not an easy peasy job. We need to encourage and help our children to draw their attention, to fascinate them, and to make them realize the gain and benefits of reading.

Here are some tips to improve and build up your child's progress in reading.

Be a role model, seeing you read will inspire and motivate your children to read

Start introducing books during the toddler stage; pop-up books for a start will instigate their interest to keep on looking at the book every now and then.

Set time to read to your children.  Children will get enthusiastic in this activity, hearing the way how you properly pronounce words will actually help them read better themselves. As you read to each other explore for new vocabularies.


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Why Carolina Herrera perfume outshine other brands

When it comes to perfumes, there is no doubt that there are many brands, but there are those that are astounding and made of quality work than others.  Carolina Herrera perfume is not just elegant and luxurious, but flourishing as well. The seventy three year old brand owner started her journey in New York, where she was a top-notch designer of both men and women’s clothes.

Carolina Herrera has secured her rank in the market over the years, by establishing both men and women accessories. Many customers define her brand as classy and stylish, the perfumes produce a breathtaking fragrant that is soothing and long lasting. You would not want to smell the same every day, which is why Carolina Herrera perfume is available in different flavors.

The products have become versatile over the years as the label gains more popularity and demand from worldwide customers. Due to this fact, you can seek for your favorite perfume online shopping, where most people find it more convenient to shop. Carolina Herrera designs were not only admired by other designers but by famous artists as well such as, Britney Spears and Mathew White.  Carolina Herrera Perfume has taken the same course, as popular figures prefer this particular brand for use. 


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How Businesses Recover From Natural Calamities

Whenever natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, hurricanes or storms strike the business sector, recovering from the tremendous losses would be the greatest challenge as most businesses face different set of shocks following a natural disaster. Some are even forced to close while others would try to get up using whatever resources that were left behind.

Going back to the normal operation the soonest time possible to recover from losses is always the first wise move. Say for example you have a trucking business and there is a need to move out the vehicles to continue the operation. Instead of waiting for the muddy road to be cleared, crane mats can be utilized as temporary dry roads so that they could pass through with ease. These mats can also be used to allow the heavy vehicles to pass the thick snow during winter. The existence of these timber mats now ensures a continued operation and can somehow help in keeping the business continue its undertakings instead of implementing a work stoppage.  


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The Green Project – Planting for fresh air and greener environment



Among my two sons, my eldest son JM has the green thumb.  He is the one helping me work with my mini-garden planting different sorts of foliage, such as herbs, ornamental plants and trees.

JM and I are more interested with plants that could repel mosquitos as Dengue disease has become more rampant these days. We can save a lot if we will just surround our home with these natural anti-mosquito plants instead of using chemicals which may also harm the family’s health. We also have herbs planted in pots that I use in cooking, ornamental plants and trees that could bring luck and fruit bearing trees. Aside from giving a greener environment that soothes tired eyes, these plants gives breathable fresh air especially when the whole family sits and chat in our garden set at our backyard during weekends. 



Recently, my sister gave us a cypress tree. JM transplanted it on a pot trying to make a bonsai, lol. My youngest son Yahmir is the one responsible in watering the plants twice a week. 


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Take Part In Saving Lives; Learn The CPR and Be Certified


Being able to save someone’s life is one of the most fulfilling acts that a person can do. Fortunately, you don’t have to become a doctor or health care personnel to be able to do such thing. It may seem complicated to imagine but basic life support activities can be taught to anyone and can be learned.

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Top Tips: How To Dress Ten Years Younger


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You don’t have to buy your clothes from H&M to look like you are in your twenties. The key to looking young and beautiful is to choose clothes which fit you, flatter your body, and are fashionable. It’s really not as difficult as you might think to create a wardrobe that shaves years off your age without making you look like mutton dressed as lamb. Follow our tips to look flawlessly fashionable all the time:

Confidence

You may hoard shapeless, baggy items that hide your figure because you are still struggling with the effect the aging process has had on your body. You have a beautiful figure; you just need to show it off at its best. Although you may feel safer in these numbers, they’re actually making you look larger and older than you are, when you should be celebrating what you’ve got.

Dress tactically to enhance your assets and hide your problem areas. One failsafe outfit for most women is the wrap dress.  


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Get Ready for Work in Half the Time


We’ve all been there. Dazed, confused, we look at our alarm clock in horror as we realise that we’ve overslept. With only half the time to get ready, how do we get to work looking 100% gorgeous? Don’t despair; you can still look effortlessly hot. Just follow our advice and you’ll get into the office with time to spare.

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Hair With Volume

So you’ve had the fastest shower of your life. Blow dry your hair until it’s fairly dry with your hair upside down, then wrap it up into head-top bun and clip it into place. Go about fixing yourself some breakfast and doing your makeup as usual. Only when you get to the door should you let your hair down and give it a ruffle. Instant volume. You’re welcome. 


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Ways to protect your child from cyberbullies


A child who experiences getting hate responses or extreme humiliation on the digital space is one form of cyberbullying. Cyberbullies are rampant in the internet especially on the social networking sites and emails too. As there is a high penetration rate of kids using the internet on a daily basis, the risk of cyberbullying is also heightened.



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Getting Back the Normal Life in the Most Comfortable Way


Vices are just too hard to resist and sometimes people tend to lose control handling them. That’s why they end up being addicted and unfortunately settling back to their normal living is hard to achieve.

One of the most tragic and fatal would be drug addiction. Aside from the fact that getting addicted to prohibited drugs involves a lawsuit, its effects on the brain of the user is very damaging.




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Transforming your Home into a Secured and High Tech One

There is no other place on earth that you want to best secure other than your own home. No wonder during house scouting or relocation, on top of your list would be the availability of security personnel in the neighborhood. However, the scope of security doesn’t end outside. In fact, it should be tighter inside as this happens to be your resting haven. 

The presence of home security system has become a necessity these days especially if you have something appealing to the greedy burglar. Installing one may not be cheap, however, Connect Your Home was able to come up a great package being the official dealer of ADT Home monitoring system. The latter is considered to be one of the most formidably reliable security companies in the US. Connect Your Home got an affordable bundle thus you won’t need to spend that much amount to secure your entire household. You may visit http://www.connectyourhome.com/home-security/ for further details about Hardwired and Wireless Home Security Systems.

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Cleaning 101: Declogging drains



Clogged drains are typically easy to fix, as we can unclog it physically, chemically or a combination of both.  However, it usually depends on the nature and extent of the problem so before calling on an experience plumber in parramatta, here are some tips that you may try to uncork that clog.

The kitchen sink is most often clogged with fats, grease and oils, unplug or remove the strainer, as grease accumulate around the strainer in the sink. Remove and wash away anything that has collected around it. You may also use liquid sosa or liquid lye, just pour it straight then wait for 10 minutes before flushing it with tap water.  Better yet pour in the chemical at night before going to sleep when nobody will use the kitchen sink anymore. Flush it with water the next morning.


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