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6 Simple Ways to Save Money at Home

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  With the economy being what it is, people are more conscious about their expenses. The last thing you want to be doing is spending money on things that are not essential. There are simple ways to save money at home, which can cut down your bills significantly. Use energy-efficient appliances If possible, buy energy-efficient appliances such as washing machines and dryers that have lower water and energy consumption levels. These will help save energy and thus money over time because they consume less electricity than their non-efficient counterparts do. Consider replacing your old refrigerator with an energy-efficient refrigerator. You may not be aware of the fact that your fridge is one of the biggest consumers of power in your home. An inefficient refrigerator can use up to 300 kWh per year, which is more than 10% of the total household energy bill. So, it is important to get an efficient one that uses less electricity and saves you money on your electricity bill. Use en

Southridge Capital Management

Stephen Hicks, Chairman and CEO of Southridge, LLC (“Southridge”), today announced that Southridge Partners II, an institutional investor, has entered into a $10 million equity purchase agreement with TechniScan, Inc. (OTC BB: TSNI), a medical device company engaged in the development and commercialization of an automated 3D breast ultrasound imaging system. We are excited to be TechniScan’s equity investor in this major phase of developing better breast cancer diagnostics,” said Mr. Hicks. “Southridge is committed to working with TechniScan in the vital research of this emerging technology.” Pursuant to a purchase agreement, TechniScan has the right, at its discretion, to sell to Southridge up to $10 million of its common stock over a 24-month period. The Company will have the right, but is not obligated, to sell stock to Southridge depending on certain conditions as set forth in the purchase agreement.

Kids Never Run-Out Of Questions

Kids, especially toddlers are full of queries.  The stage of getting to know and curious about the things around them.  This is the phase where the  foundation of  knowledge and wisdom begins. The most frequent questions they ask always starts with “Why” in Filipino “Eh Bakit?”  We, mothers are their first teacher so as much as possible we try to answer them truthfully and straight in a way that their little innocent minds will comprehend. Never show them that you are annoyed of their unending questions.  If you are too tired to think for a good or best answer to his/her question, explain why you cannot answer him/her for the meantime. You may tell your child that would be your assignment and you will discuss it with him or her again later, while you divert his/her attention to play or do some writing. My youngest son is already 11 years old, but still he never run out of questions.  It’s a good thing Mr. Google is always to the rescue ahaha. I can no longer answer hi

Tang Galing Mo Kid!

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The heavy rainfall yesterday, June 23, 2011, didn’t stop me from attending the launching event of “The Search for Tang Galing Mo Kid”.  My husband lovingly offered to accompany and to drive me to the venue which is very far from our place.  Aside from the fact that it is my first time to attend such an affair, I find the event worthy to be supported especially by a Mommy blogger like me. Tang celebrates the greatness of today’s kids, and as a part of the celebration they launched the Search for Tang Galing Kids.  This is to encourage more kids to become involved in their communities.  Tang believes that despite their age and innocence, the tiny tykes can bring a refreshing change in the community. As a mother, I am in full support of their goal to bring out the best talents our kids have, not only to win prizes at stake but to contribute something meaningful to the community too! The search is open to organizations whose members may nominate as many kids they want. Onl

UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)

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UPS or the Uninterruptible Power Supply is a very important gadget to own to protect personal computers from software and hardware error, data loss and system corruption. The on-battery runtime of most uninterruptible power sources is relatively short which is only 5–15 minutes being typical for smaller units, but sufficient to allow time to bring an auxiliary power source on line, or to properly shut down the protected equipment. When I was still running an Internet Cafe business, I am using UPS for my Server PC to protect it from system errors and corruption.  During brownouts, I have no problem in logging out my customers, and charging them the right amount they need to pay according to their usage.  At home, I also use UPS for our computers, especially on my laptop where all of my blogging files are kept.  Although, I used to do file back-ups in weekly basis but, it is still annoying and inconvenient formatting or troubleshooting and fixing errors if you can get rid of the pro

Are Your Kids Stubborn?

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I believe that there is no stubborn child by nature.  Some of my friends keep on asking me why my sons JM and Yahmir are not bullheaded.  They told me theirs were so hardheaded, tough and naughty that no matter how much they cajole and threaten them, they just won't budge. I always answer them that my sons were no exception especially my youngest son who’s having an ADHD syndrome.  We, their parents also had passed the stage of being stubborn when we were still young.  We only have to teach them that despite of stubbornness they should learn how to obey.  I learned from my Mom that we parents has to handle and deal with it the sooner-the-better,or the younger the kids-the-better.  My Mom always reminds us “putulin ang sungay habang bata pa, wag hayaang mag-sanga at tubuan ng buntot” (cut the horn, never allow it to put forth branches and do not let a tail grow while still young) Here are some Tips on how to handle and deal with stubborn kids. Start them young, instill in their y

School Time Once Again

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School Year 2011-2012 has just begun. The long summer vacation has ended and it’s about time to get ready to go to school again. Yahmir is already on his sixth grade and graduating the elementary course this school-year.  He is so excited to see his classmates again on his first day of classes on June 15, 2011, Wednesday. It’s a good thing that I checked on his school uniforms two weeks ago.  He got taller by two inches so, I had his school pants repaired by a tailor.  We also had finished covering his 15 books.   Imagine 15 books? Thus,he still need to use a stroller bag this year, for his school bag is too heavy, having 15 books, 10 notebooks, 10 quiz notebooks, a diary, paper, pens, plus the school’s daily requirements like the health kit, a dictionary, a bible, a rosary, and many more.  Aside from the school bag he is also bringing along his lunch bag daily - the reason why we opted again to avail of the school service.  He cannot carry all his things if he will commute everyda

Uses of Console Tables

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We usually use small tables around the house, often slender with curved legs resembling consoles which is designed to be set against a wall. We put them in different parts of the house to fill large gaps or wide spaces. It does not only add style and interest. but also serves for functional purposes too. A  metal console table has different uses. It may be used as a housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television.   Placing it in the foyer is perfect for setting down mail, keys, and other small items as you walk through the door. It will also add beauty to your living room having multiple storage and drawers to keep dvds, magazines, etc. A kitchen console table is best to keep kitchen things. A book case console table is perfect to keep your kids’ school stuffs. I saw this elegant bookcase console table which will best fit for my son’s room and a metal console table for our living room. I will ask my husband to buy these as soon as our budget permit