Friday, November 30, 2012

‘Made in USA’: The All American Clothing Co. Reveals Why America Just Can't Live Without It

The phrase "Made in USA" is perhaps the second most important set of three words in America`s history. Arguably coming in behind the famous three words, 'We the people' that grew and maintained the United States, 'Made in USA' is a staple of American tradition. It is more important than the customs Americans associate with today such as Toby Keith, baseball, and Mom`s apple pie. Yet, the phrase 'Made in USA' remains forgotten.

At a time when 'Made in USA' and American Manufacturing are at high level of discussion, there is not enough emphasis, action or resolve. Many focuses for political leaders have been on the issues of health care, tax cuts, and student loans--which are all necessary matters. But, our leaders have not focused enough on the all important ideal that allows citizens to attain and afford these issues. That is, creating jobs. Jobs cannot be created without American manufacturing built around the phrase 'Made in USA.' These words are what built America during the greatest job growth in its history--the Industrial Revolution. From the auto industry workers on the assembly line, to the farmers who harvest food, to the cotton mill workers who create the fabric used in clothing—the days of the Industrial Revolution created millions of American jobs with three words America just can`t live without—'Made in USA.'

America cannot live without USA manufacturing. Manufacturing creates the jobs that fuel the tax base needed to support the American standard of living. Taxes help to pay for schools, police, fire/emergency services, healthcare and transportation. Without USA manufacturing and jobs how can America support these needs? According to the U.S. Census Bureau the American population was estimated at 313,793,643 as of June 2012. If every American spent $50 on one USA Made item a year, it would create an estimated $15.7 billion in revenue. In addition, each American manufacturing job produces up to 4 new jobs in other sectors (source: This number alone would create thousands of jobs for Americans!

There once was a time when it was a tradition to have "Made in USA' on all manufacturing items in the U.S, when there was a promise of the American Dream through the American manufacturing that provided jobs, and when industries like the apparel industry thrived in being one of the leading job suppliers for citizens in the United States. Those days are over. Today, there are very few companies who can say they are 'Made in USA' by American workers and from American materials.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the American Made apparel industry alone had 938.6 thousand jobs in 1990. Today, that number has plummeted to 150.3 thousand jobs. Along with other industries, the American apparel industry is slowly dying, racking up a loss of 788,300 jobs, a -84% loss. If trends like this continue Amer women's jackets icans will keep on losing jobs, the national debt will continue to plunge, and someday there may never be tags on clothing that say 'Made in USA.'

With the current unemployment rate at 8.2% (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), in what is the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The need to supply American citizens a job in an American manufacturing industry is more important than ever for both U.S. citizens and the economy. Under these current conditions, citizens are finding it harder to live. College graduates cannot find a job, parents are supporting their children into their 20`s, and even military men and women cannot find a job after they return home from duty.

American citizens, business leaders, and political leaders must take a stand and make an effort to support this country. U.S. business leaders must stand up to do the right thing and bring manufacturing back to the United States. Citizens must support the effort to buy at least one USA Made item a year at $50 to create up to $15.7 billion in revenue, and American political leaders must support 'Made in USA' as a call to action in a bi-partisan way. There is still hope. If all Americans collectively come together and start supporting USA Made items, America will begin to flourish like it once did during the Industrial Revolution. $15.7 billion in one year, can double to $30 billion in the next. Together, with action, Americans can ultimately improve their efforts and each others` lives year in and year out. America has to. America has no choice. It has to support 'Made in USA.' America just can`t live without it.

About the Author:

Logan Beam is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the All American Clothing Co, a 100% USA Made clothing company that passionately supports Made in USA goods. This release was written as a 'call to action' for all American citizens and all American leaders to increase their efforts in supporting 'Made in USA'.

Online Eyeglass Retailer OpDocs Announces Price Reduction on Prescription Glasses

OpDocs, an affordable online eyewear retailer, has recently reduced prices for a selection of its single-vision prescription glasses to only $9.95.

With the new low prices, customers can now purchase a pair of single-vision prescription lenses in a stylish, quality frame for more than 70% of retail value. All prescription eyeglass orders include a hard case and a cleaning cloth with the purchase.

Single-vision, UV-protective lenses accompany every OpDocs order at no charge to the shopper. This applies to OpDocs' entire selection of men's, women's, children's, and youth prescription glasses. Shoppers can also prepare for upcoming sports seasons with a pair of sports team-laden sunglasses from OpDocs. Sports fans can choose from frames with their favorite team's logo for NFL, MLB, and College teams.

OpDocs is known for its ability to offer stylish, modern frames for affordable prices. Among its many fashion jackets online lesser-known brand prescription frames, OpDocs also offers Coach? and Austin Reed frames at a discounted price. Shoppers can also peruse OpDocs' selection of unique frames that include purple, green, and red frames as well as frames with artistic designs, to fit their personal style.

To learn more about OpDocs' selection of low-priced prescription eyeglasses and sports team sunglasses, visit or call 1-855-4OPDOCS.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Just in Time for NY Fashion Week: Keep Fashionable Feet Pain Free with Tips from Topical BioMedics

Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week has just kicked off, and spirits are high—as well as heels.

The current shoe trend is that bigger is better, with towering platforms, stiletto pumps, wedges, and chunky stacked heels, as well as formidable "shooties" and tall shaft boots. The extremely high silhouettes look chic, but there is a down side.

"Women love wearing heels, but the resulting pain is not glamorous," says Lou Paradise, president and chief of research, Topical BioMedics, Inc., Rhinebeck, NY. "Wearing high heels can lead to such problems as Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, sprained and swollen ankles, blisters, aching feet, hammertoes, corns and calluses, lower back pain, and knee strain, as well as other painful conditions."    

According to podiatrists, more than half of Americans regularly experience aching feet, and 80% of those who go for treatment are women. Compounding pain issues is the fact that women not only wear high heels, they walk, on average, three miles farther than men each day.

As heels rise, so do women's foot problems. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), women's visits for foot- and toe-related complaints jumped up 75% between 2005 and 2009.

What can women do to reduce the physical dangers of wearing high heels? Here are some helpful tips from Topical BioMedics:

-Always choose comfortable high-heeled shoes that fit well, Studies show that 88% of American women wear shoes that are too small. As we age, feet expand, so it's he fashion jackets online lpful to have them measured periodically.

-Try on shoes at the end of the day, as feet swell as you stand and walk around during the day.

-To ensure a comfortable fit, try on both pairs of shoes, as your feet may not be identical in size and the shoes may not be identical in size either.

-Choose high heeled shoes with an "air bag" or very comfortable sole that protects your feet from rubbing and provides shock absorption. If the shoes you love do not have a padded sole, get a cushy insert.

-Heel that provide more surface area puts less stress on your feet, making wedges, chunky heels, and platforms a better choice than a stiletto.

-Spend less time perched on high heels. Limit your walking and standing when wearing high heels, and whenever possible give your feet a break during the day by switching to sneakers or flats, at least for a while.

-Stretch tight shoes with shoe stretchers to make them more comfortable.

-Elevate your legs for 15 or 20 minutes to reduce swelling. This is especially important if you tend to cross your legs, which hinders circulation and causes blood to "pool" in your feet.

-Massage your legs and feet after wearing high heels. Running your feet over a reflexology roller or golf ball is an effective way to massage the soles.    

"Topricin Foot Therapy Cream is ideal for women who want to strut around in heels during Fashion Week and not suffer afterwards," says Paradise. "It's formulated from natural biomedicines that actually help to prevent/reduce pain and injury and then help the body heal the damage that is causing pain."

How Topricin Foot Therapy Cream Works
Topricin Foot Therapy Cream targets ankles ankle and foot pain and contains fourteen natural biomedicines medicines that naturally support and assist the body by helping the subcutaneous skin layers of the feet to drain toxins and excess fluids from the tissues which increases blood flow and helps heal the damage that is causing the pain.

"Applying Topricin Foot Therapy Cream to feet before strutting out in heels helps to reduce pain and injury," says Paradise. "Then apply it afterwards to help relieve any burning, throbbing nerve pain in the feet. As an added plus, Topricin Foot Therapy Cream treats dry, cracked skin of the feet."

Patented for treating the pain associated with neuropathy, Topricin is safe and natural and doesn't use any volatile oils such as camphor, menthol, petroleum or lanolin, fragrances or irritating chemicals. The cream is fast absorbing, odorless, greaseless, and will not stain clothing. Formulated for maximum absorption, it can be applied as many times as needed to relieve foot pain with no fear of overuse or interference with other medications. Topricin Foot Therapy Cream has no known side effects and is safe for pregnant and nursing women and diabetics.

Fashion Week 2012's fancy footwear doesn't have to be torturous. By taking proper precautions and giving feet proper care and attention, fashion-forward women can indulge in stylish heels.    

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About Topical BioMedics
Topical BioMedics is the research and development leader in topical patented natural biomedicines for pain relief. The company's flagship product, Topricin? Pain Relief and Healing Cream, was introduced in 1994 and is now a leading natural therapeutic brand. A combination homeopathic formula, Topricin was awarded a patent for the treatment of pain associated with fibromyalgia and neuropathy. Other formulas in the product line include Topricin Foot Therapy Cream and Topricin Junior for children (with 5% sales donated to pediatric cancer foundations).

All Topricin products are made in the U.S.A., formulated with approved medicines as found in the HPUS (Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States) and are in compliance with federal rules for homeopathic over-the-counter medicines. The products contain: no parabens, petroleum or harsh chemicals, are odorless, greaseless and non-irritating, and produce no known side effects, making them ideal and safe for the entire family. For more information, visit


British Denim Jeans Manufacturer BleuBolt Jeans has Launches New Retail Jeans Website- Focusing on the Street Wear Styles of Denim Jeans Brand Bleubolt

The British Denim Jeans manufacturer BleuBolt jeans has launched its new website.

The new website has gone live with a new product photo shoot scheduled for week beginning 8th October.

This will herald the beginning of the classic street fashion denim jeans next generation.

Fashion changes but the street jeans label brought to life in the 80's is going stronger than ever.

Famous for the baggy jeans ranges and favored by the street fashion conscious the new sty women's coats les in frame will show off the best styles.

The online jeans retail site BleuBolt will have a mobile friendly version which will be seen to provide existing customers an on the move option for buying. Three years ago the brand of jeans separated out the retail and wholesale side of the jeans with a focus on baggy jeans available through Bolt Jeans.

Due to the nature of Google and specifically the changes made in the penguin update the baggy jeans specific website has had to be redesigned and will be live by the end of October 2012.

Bolt jeans over the last few years has seen a resurgence in Dungarees, no longer clothing seen as work wear but a trendy statement for men and women.

It's the newly found rise in popularity with dungarees that has seen a growth in sales, so the Bolt Jeans distribution side of the business now separated from the retail will focus on the two main products styles dungarees and baggy jean styles.

Trading for over 35 years Bolt Jeans is a quality denim jeans manufacturing proud to still be producing British design and made jeans distributed across the World.

Fashion Flash: Brad Pitt Does Chanel, Christian Dior and More Gucci Film Talk

To help luxury lovers stay informed on the latest in upscale style and Hollywood happenings, Rodeo Drive Resale (, premier reseller of 100% authentic Chanel bags, Christian Dior heels, and Gucci purses, looks at the latest happenings in the world of upscale fashion.

1)    BRAD PITT FOR CHANEL NO. 5: International superstar Brad Pitt, whose new film, "Killing Them Softly," blasted its way into theaters on October 19th, has a new side gig: Model for Chanel No. 5, one of the world's most noted female fragrances. Pitt will be the first male celebrity to endorse the perfume, which was first released on May 5, 1921. 'To keep a legend fresh, you always have to change its point of view. It is the first time we've had a man speaking about a women's fragrance. "To keep a legend fresh, you always have to change its point of view. It is the first time we've had a man speaking about a women's fragrance," Andrea d'Avack, a spokesman for Chanel, was quoted as saying by "We think very much that the perfume is a seduction between a man, a woman and the perfume. No.5 is our leading fragrance, and we are willing to make the investment to keep it on that level."

2)    DIOR FINDS NEW MUSE: Fans of the blockbuster film "Hunger Games" have come to know 22-year-old Jennifer Lawrence as an up and coming film siren, but the talented young actress was recently pegged to be the face for Christian Dior's Miss Dior handbag campaign, to be unveiled in magazines early spring next year, according to fashion journal WWD. "Like everyone else, I first discovered Jennifer Lawrence in the roles she played in action movies," Dior creative director Raf Simons was reported as saying. "I was, of course, struck by her incredible on-screen presence in these blockbuster films, but also impressed by her powerful interpretations of subtler more rounded characters. Her youth and her classic beauty, but also her force of character and the complexity she's capable of embodying at such a young age, are, for me, both unique and very moving."

3)    PENELOPE CRUZ EYES 'GUCCI': The life and times of the Gucci family is one step closer to the big screen, as celebrated actress Penelope Cruz is reportedly in talks to star as Patrizia Reggiani, former wife of Maurizio Gucci, who was murdered in 1995 by a hired hit man. Reggiani was later found guilty of arranging the killing and remains behind bars, going so far as to refuse parole because she had grown accustomed to a life of leisure before her 1997 conviction: "No thanks, as it would mean getting a job and I have never worked a day in my life," she allegedly told a 2011 parole board when offered the chance to be freed.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

International Fitness Expert Alexandra Wilson Launches First Of Its Kind ‘Elite Bikini Body Confidence Coaching Programme

Over the last ten years, Alexandra Wilson has helped personal training clients achieve all sorts of goals – from climbing Kilimanjaro to dropping three dresses sizes. This new coaching programmes will enable Alex to extend her services to clients all over the world, and will be tailored around the lifestyle and preferences of each person. Clients will burn fat, lose weight and build toned, lean muscle; learn the principles behind fat-burning and muscle-buildin women's jackets online g; learn insider secrets about how to maintain a great shape; and will achieve optimum fitness and energy levels that they will be able to maintain beyond the programme.


Both six-month, and 90-day fast-track options are available, and both come with a money-back guarantee. The exclusive programme will be available to only a limited number of applicants, due to the bespoke nature of the service. Applications for the programme close at midnight on Sunday 2 December.

Alex says: "Many of my clients need the flexibility of a telephone and online coaching programme: they can't be in a particular place at a particular time for their training, they live all around the UK and abroad, and often travel a lot. Yet many feel that a 'one-size-fits-all' online programme won't get them the results they want."

"They worry they won't stick to it, because it doesn't take into account their particular lifestyle, likes, dislikes and challenges," she continued. "My science-based approach combines exercise, nutrition, supplementation and mindset work for results that far exceed what any of those tools could produce individually. Better yet, you'll leave the programme having the skills, knowledge, habits and mental attitude to pursue a healthy life even without my guidance – and to me – that's the very best result you could ask for."

"The bikini is a metaphor for me: it's not just about the summer, it's not just about getting 'the body' – it's a programme and a lifestyle that works throughout the year – for a life beyond the bikini – and will make sure you enjoy the benefits now, and forever."

"I want people to stop wasting time and money on strategies that don't work and to start training 'smart'; to stop wearing 'disguise clothes' and start choosing the clothes they want to wear; and to finally look in the mirror and see a leaner, slimmer, stronger, more energetic and more confident person looking back."

Alex is a fully qualified personal trainer with a wealth of experience in the industry, creating all-round personalised fitness plans to help her clients to accomplish their health and fitness targets safely and effectively. The Elite Bikini Body Confidence Coaching Programme is adapted to each individual, and includes:

  • detailed analysis of current fitness and lifestyle
  • weekly telephone, Skype and online check-ins to support and motivate
  • a regularly updated tailored fitness programme
  • a personalised exercise library including links to videos
  • a tailored nutrition programme, recipe pack and shopping list
  • a package of tools and guidance – including video demonstrations and fact-sheets
  • free gifts and optional extras


The programme uses proven techniques used by athletes: Alex is one of only 20 'Physique Elite Master Trainers' in the UK qualified to use the Y3T and DTP training techniques. These are designed by internationally-renowned fitness experts Kris Gethin and Neil Hill, who have trained numerous athletes to reach their optimum levels of fitness and physique.

Neill Hill, IFBB Pro, professional athlete, trainer and nutritionist, said: "This programme employs powerful methods and approaches that will guarantee its effectiveness: the tailor-made approach makes it even more so. I'm very impressed. Alex is hard-working, intelligent, knowledgeable and she gets results. I have no time for fitness professionals who are all 'smoke and mirrors'. Alex isn't: she's the real deal, and this programme is a game-changer in the online fitness world."

Alex, originally from Northern Ireland, has rapidly attracted attention from the media, sports brands, and followers alike in the last few years. She has been featured in modelling shots in, and written articles for, a variety of magazines in the UK and abroad (Women's Fitness, Ultra Fit, Fit and Firm, ExtraFit, Society and Fitnorama). She is the face of Biondi Couture's fitness competition range and Mark Anthony's new 'Body Trainer' exercise device.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Commercial Material Handling Carts

Material handling carts are designed with maximum durability and ergonomics foremost in mind, and many models exist that speak to the specialized needs of grocery stores, government offices, corporations, hotels, inventory and maintenance departments and general warehouse use in an increasingly ergonomics-conscious marketplace. Browse through our online inventory below to find exactly what you need for your facility today.

Ergo-Handle Carts
The patented, ergonomic steel handle of this heavy-duty material handling cart enables it to carry loads as heavy as 4,000 lbs and allows for individual height comfort and handling of long loads.

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Stockpicker trucks unite the versatility of a step ladder with the mobility of a material handling cart. Featuring a convenient, spring-loaded crutch tip ladder that locks the cart firmly in place during loading, the Stockpicker works to minimize injuries while employees are stocking or un-stocking shelves.

Steel Cantilever Stockpicker Truck
This material handling cart features a unique cantilever design that eliminates the need to move around a clumsy ladder and push a cart at the same time. It is deal for stocking oversized packages, and also locks securely in place anytime a person stands on the ladder.

Hi-Duty & Hi-Frame Stockpicker Trucks
These oversized material handling carts are engineered for stocking and un-stocking of boxes, parts, and supplies. The steps on the spring-loaded ladder have non-skid footing with self-cleaning surfaces.

Service Carts
Material service carts are constructed from welded steel or aluminum. They are ideal for transporting parts and boxes. Each shelf features a 2" upturned lip to prevent items from sliding off.

Easy-Access Steel Stock Trucks
This material handling cart features a unique two-shelf design and three support legs that allow you to more easily access items on the bottom shelf. Chrome-plated, ergonomic push handles enable users of different heights to work comfortably and safely. An optional, lock-top basket can be attached for extra carrying capacity.

Double & Triple Decker Hardwood Platform Carts
It is necessary to minimize lifting and bending for workers who are stocking materials in shipping areas, offices, and plants. Double and triple decker material handling carts provide an ergonomic alternative to strenuous movements and maximize worker safety, speed, and efficiency.

Plastic Utility Service Carts
Durable, lightweight structural foam plastic makes this material handling cart exceptionally well-suited for mail rooms, shipping docks, warehouses, inventory rooms, and grocery stores. Unit features either a 2 or 3 shelf design to accommodate your application. Shelf lips measure 4" high and prevent parts from rolling off.

Two & Three Shelf Plastic Platform Carts
These material handling carts contain adjustable shelves that can be set at 1 ?" increments. They are ideal for moving loads from workstation to workstation, general warehouse use, maintenance departments, and shipping and receiving areas.

Portable Carton Cart
The portable steel material handling cart has been engineered to store, organize, and transport cardboard boxes. Unit features chrome plated uprights and frame dividers with powder coated black shelves. The portable carton cart is easily maneuverable on swivel casters and ideal comes in two model designs.

High End Platform Truck
This material handling cart is engineered for the transporting of small packages in warehouses, shopping malls, grocery stores, post offices, and schools. Its combination of narrow platform design and six swivel casters allow for advantageous ease of maneuvering through doorways, aisles, and over rough surfaces inside facilities.

Aluminum Treadplate Platform Trucks
The lightweight treadplate deck on this material handling cart features all welded aluminum and rounded-edge platform walls that protect materials from being damaged during transport. The removable high-polished steel handle makes it an ideal ergonomic tool for factories and warehouses.

Steel Platform Trucks
A structurally reinforced, solid steel deck allows this material handling cart capable to roll over rough surfaces and carrying loads of up to 250 lbs. Floor locks are standard on a number of series and all models are protected with a powder coat finish.

Nesting Platform Cart
This nestable material handling cart can be used to conserve storage space as well as move materials around. Additional trucks add only 12" to the length of the original unit while in storage.

Landscape Carts
Landscape carts are designed with large pneumatic tires to aid in maneuverability, and all carts have mesh sides to allow dirt, rocks, and water to drain onto the ground.

Hardwood Platform Trucks
Enjoy and ergonomic and economically viable answer to your material handling needs with this cart that features 1" thick hardwood construction. These platform trucks can carry as much as 1,600 lbs. safely. Units roll smoothly on 6" X 2" mold on rubber casters that are bolted to the unit. Countersunk holes create a smooth deck surface that avoids tearing materials or snagging the edges of boxes.

Plastic Platform Trucks with Fold Down Handle
The high impact-resistance offered by this material handling cart's plastic construction makes it super strong and virtually maintenance free. Swivel poly-on-poly casters make it easy to maneuver, and a ?" lip helps retain cargo.

Heavy duty plastic cart
This heavy duty plastic cart will not rust, discolor, or warp and is easy to clean, adding the benefit of a maintenance free unit engineered with honeycomb construction for long life.

Versatile Platform Truck with Fold Down Handle
This material handling cart features an adjustable handle that transports products quickly and easily in commercial or industrial applications and can be folded down for storage. It will not rust, chip, or dent.

Gooseneck Cart
Here is an all-purpose cart that's great for handling light loads throughout the warehouse or office. Its single handle design allows easy one hand control, and sturdy steel construction allows it to handle loads up to 300 lbs.

A-Frame Carts
If you are handling bulky sheets of material such as drywall, plywood, paneling or sheets of metal, you need this cart. A convenient parts tray is included between the A-frame uprights and the unit is easily secured for loading and unloading by using the foot operated caster lock.

Panel Cart
The Panel Material Handling Cart is perfect for handling items such as sheets of paneling, plywood, doors and lumber. A convenient, removable plastic basket is included for carrying smaller items and tools. Rollers are provided on one end for easy loading and unloading.

Multi-Tier Stock Carts
This unique cart makes it easy to hand materials and to organize and reach parts and is ideal for stocking parts in work stations. Tilting shelves provide easy access to baskets. Casters allow the parts to be moved to wherever they are needed. Shelves will tilt between 0° and 45° and lock with a hand-operated friction lock screw. Shelves curve upward to prevent cargo from falling to the ground or on people's feet.

"E-CART" Traction Drive Cart
This unique material handling cart features a built-in traction-drive system for easy transportability. It is ideal for applications including mail rooms, hospitals, supermarkets, hotels and warehouses. It also features a 450W electric drive motor with two 40Ah batteries for power and a110V AC internal battery charger that is included when you buy it from Easy Rack. Variable throttle speed gives the operator precise maneuvering and positioning control from an ergonomic center in the handle.

Platform Cart with Versatile Dividers
These innovative units are perfect for transporting a large array of products throughout your warehouse. The removable handles can be configured in a way to optimize space and convenience. Each unit includes five sets of removable handles.

Aluminum Folding Handle Platform Truck
This material handling cart was designed for safe transportation of stacks of paper, small parts and other lightweight equipment. It is also ideal for maintenance rooms, offices, schools, hospitals, etc. Plastic corner protectors enhance the durability and protect surroundings and personnel from accidental impact.

Deluxe Platform Truck
This is a durable and attractive truck built for function and style. It is great for offices, hotels, stores and other commercial applications.

Luggage Cart
The luggage cart is a great way great way to make a great first impression on customers and visitors. It is ideal for material handling of delicate items, personal items because its carpeted platform provides a cushioned surface that prevents scratching.

Heavy-Duty Cradle Carts
Move pipe, channel, bar stock, barrels, or drums with a Heavy-Duty Cradle Cart that can dual function as temporary storage as well. Its large open design allows for safe and simple loading and unloading by fork trucks and slings. The wheels are mounted in a diamond pattern to allow the truck to tilt when going over thresholds and turn about on its own center. Weight capacities range from 4,000-10,000 pounds.

V-Groove Pipe Mover
This material handling cart allows pipe and tubing measuring up to 20 feet long to be easily moved by one person. The V-Groove design keeps loads at the horizontal center of gravity for maximum stability and safety. Large 16" diameter pneumatic tires will support loads that weigh up to 1,000 pounds. The unit comes with a 37" long handle for added maneuverability.

A-Frame Rack Cart
The Portable A-frame cart with storage rack is designed for storing and transporting pipe, conduit and other types of bar rack.

Electric Material Handling Cart
This unit comes with two 50 amp batteries and rides on a mid axle drive that allows for pinpoint turning. Intelligent electronic braking, fingertip forward and reverse lever, and variable speed dial make it easy and safe to maneuver.

Foldable/Nestable Roller Containers
These carts provide convenient portability between work cells or for delivery or distribution of goods. Units roll smoothly on 5" casters and can hold up to 1,800 lbs.

Always talk to a material handling specialist before ordering material handling carts online. Many models are available in good, used condition and can save you up to 40% on your purchase--an excellent way to recession proof your business!

Top 10 Haunted Hotels pt 3

This is the final chapter in my little series on the most haunted hotels in the world. This last post includes a hotel in the home of one of the most famous murders in history, a newspaper-reading and coffee-thieving railroad tycoon, a mischievous doctor who likes to play pranks from beyond the grave, and the former home of a fake doctor who autopsied the bodies of the patients he killed.

Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast, Massachusetts: In 1892 Andrew and Abby Borden were found brutally murdered in their home. They were both killed with a hatchet, Abby while she was kneeling down making a bed, and Andrew while he was asleep on the sofa in the living room. Their eldest daughter Lizzie was accused of killing them, but was never found guilty and the case has remained unresolved. Guests staying at this macabre B & B have reported hearing a child's laughter and seeing faint outlines of what appear to be faces in th women's jackets eir photos.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Georgia: I find this story particularly frightening. Samuel Spencer was what you would call a railroad tycoon, or perhaps a railroad magnate. Every morning he would read the newspaper over coffee at the exclusive hunt club. In a fit of supreme irony he was killed in a train accident in 1906. To this day guests and club members continue to find their newspapers shuffled or disturbed and, most horrifying of all, their coffee cups sipped on ever since. What? I think it's scary. But then, we all know how I feel about coffee...

Carolina Inn: This hotel seems to be haunted by the spectre of one of their long-time residents, one Dr. William Jacocks, who made the Inn his home for nearly 20 years. Guests frequent tell stories of being followed by a man who disappears as they turn to face him. Staff and guests also tell of a large heavy set man, dressed in a black suit wearing a knit hat and a long blue parker-style coat, who wanders the halls checking to find any open doors.

This ghost moves methodically down the hall. From room to room. Jiggling the door knobs trying to get in. He has been reported many times to the staff, sometimes from guests in the rooms saying their doors are opening on their own, other times from guests witnessing him move throughout the halls. However, no one matching the description has ever been found.

Guests who stay in the second-floor room that was once the home of Dr. Jacocks often find themselves locked out. At one time, the room's door had to be completely removed from its hinges because it wouldn't budge. Paranormal researchers have collected an abundance of video and audio proof of ghostly happenings in this hotel, including piano notes, softly spoken words, and an orb-like object floating in the air.

Crescent Hotel, Arkansas: The Crescent Hotel is quite proud of their ghosts stories, so much so that they run a ghost tour year round. One story involves a mason worker who plunged to his death in Room 218 during the initial construction of the hotel. Other ghost stories from the hotel include a false doctor's hospital/morgue he ran in the basement of the bulding. I put a couple of the spookier stories here, but there is about sixteen different videos on YouTube. Just run a search for Crescent Hotel, and you find some.

Shibley, 42, says that while sleeping in a double bed with her mother there in April of 2009, something held down her legs and arms and began suffocating her.

"It was like a great force of intense pressure pressing down over my whole body, and I couldn't breathe," Shibley, who works as a graphic artist, says of the 2 a.m. experience. Shibley says her heart was pounding and, in desperation, she tapped her mother. The suffocating feeling stopped, she says, and she could move again. But there was a bad smell in the air, like a mixture of sulfur and the smell of earth and sweat after working in a garden. About 30 minutes later, something grabbed her ankles and pulled her halfway down the bed under the blankets, she says. Bill Ott, the hotel's director of marketing and communications since 1997, has never seen a ghost but says he doesn't understand what happened there one night several years ago. He and two staff members of the Deal Or No Deal TV show were alone in the hotel's dining room. They heard three or four people laughing in the room for 25 to 30 seconds, though no one else was in the room or in an adjacent lobby and kitchen, Ott says. Josh Silberman, a former producer for the TV show, was there and confirms the incident.

"It freaks me out to think about it," Silberman says. "The place was creepy. When you walk up stairs, it feels like you're being chased."

At the Crescent, paranormal researchers Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, stars of the Ghost Hunters show, say they caught on a thermal-imaging camera "the Holy Grail" of paranormal investigation: "a full-body apparition" wearing a hat and nodding.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Make Your Own Anti Aging Creams

There are hundreds of anti-aging products on the drugstore shelves. All of the lotions, potions, creams, toners, moisturizers, and exfoliating for you skin have one thing in common and that is a hefty price tag. Why purchase anti aging lotions when you can make your own right in your kitchen?

Anti aging skin care products fall into several categories, cleaning or exfoliating, moisturizing, and repair. If you have a favorite commercial product that you like then read the label on the jar and look for the active ingredients. You man not know what Hydroquinone is or what it does but with a little research in the internet you can find out that it is used to reduce age spots on the skin by inhabiting melanin production. Melanin is the chemical in you skin that is responsible for tanning.

Cleaning or exfoliating of the skin is the first step in a skin anti aging regiment. Get rid of dead skin cells by exfoliating regularly. You can use crushed sea salt, oatmeal or cornmeal for this. Citrus fruits are also ideal as they help to break down the dead cells. Lemons will make your face will sting slightly but the results are worth it!

Safflower oil doubles as both cooking oil and a natural antioxidant when applied to the skin to moisturize it. Avocado oil can also be used as a skin moisturizer. Both oils can be used as a base to add other ingredients to. Keeping your skin properly moisturized is the best way to make sure it does not age prematurely. Oils are actually more easily absorbed than creams as well.

Most of us have an Aloe Vera plant in the kitchen area and we use it to treat burns. If it can repair damage skin tissue then will also repair the damage to the skin from the aging process. Aloe Vera will help rejuvenate and tone skin all over. A naturally cooling gel, the Aloe Vera botanical ingredients work together to stimulate the blood circulation and naturally soften the skin.

When make your own anti aging creams successfully it will take some time exploring which ingredients are right for you. As with any store bought anti aging cream, home made ones can irritate your skin if they are particularly sensitive, and it's best to try a patch test for any new ingredient you are going to try. Try some different combinations to see what works best for your skin tone. Always select fresh products to gain the most vitamins and minerals as you can from them. This is one of the best advantages to making creams at home.

You will need to incorporate an internal as well as an external anti aging skin treatment for a balanced approach to the problem. After all, why would you put a nice fresh coat of paint on a rusted car? It may look good for a short time but it will not last long.

Common Vitamins and over the counter products can help with aging skin such as Beta Carotene, Butterbur, Green Tea, Olbas, and Salicylic Acid.

Beta Carotene helps protect Vitamin C from oxidation, which enables it to perform at optimum efficiency. Symptoms of Beta Carotene deficiency include ache, dry dull hair, dry skin and thickened scaly skin on the palms and soles of the feet.

Butterbur is a common herbal extract that is highly effective asthma therapy. As far back as the 17th century, butterbur was used to treat cough, asthma, and skin wounds.

Green Tea contains antioxidants that may protect against heart disease, several types of cancer, and skin damage. The used tea bags are good for the dark circles under the eyes.

Olbas is used to increase the circulation in skin by opening up the skin pores. Olbas oil has been used for its healing properties in cultures around the world for centuries.

Salicylic Acid also helps breakdown blackheads and whiteheads. It also helps cut down the shedding of cells lining the hair follicles clogging t women's coats he pores of the skin. Salicylic acid is used as a mild abrasive to chemically exfoliate the skin to encourage the peeling of the top layer and to prevent a build-up of dead skin cells which combine with the oil to block pores.

If you just feel that you need vitamins, supplements or herbs to fight the aging process then find a good health care professional prior to starting any type of home treatment.

Always consult your doctor before using this information.

This Article is nutritional in nature and is not to be construed as medical advice.

Happening Hemp - 10 Uses For This Hardy Plant

Hemp is one of the oldest known plants cultivated for an industrial purpose. It can be traces all the way back to 8000 BC in the Middle East and China. The fiber from the hemp plant was used to make a variety of textiles, and the seeds were eaten. Hemp has a long history of being very versatile and very useful. The Latin name, Cannabis sativa, means useful, so this little plant most definately lives up to its name. Hemp is used in thousands of items and commodities.

1. The Uses For Hemp

- Sails
- Canvas
- Nets
- Rigging
- Clothes
- Paper
- Twine
- And much more

2. Hemp The Amazing Plant

Hemp isn't the same as Marijuana. Hemp only looks like its cousin - the two are very dissimilar in nature. Hemp is tall and most of the leaves are at the top and grow very close together. In addition, hemp can be grown in almost any condition and requires little care. It grows easily and quickly.

3. 10 Uses For Hemp


Hemp can be used in lots of recipes and give food an added health punch. Salad oil can be made from hemp and the seeds can be eaten as nuts or added to baked goods. Hemp is high in amino acids and has healthy oil content and essential fatty acids, that are vital to diet. Hemp seed can be crushed into oil or processed into flour.

Pet Food

This plant is also a healthy protein for animals. It can give cats a rich and shiny coat. Cats, dogs, horses and cows can all eat hemp as a dietary supplement. Birds also enjoy eating hemp seed. The hemp plant contains essential proteins, Vitamin A and is easily digested.

Pet Bedding

The hemp plant is extremely absorbent making it ideal for using as pet bedding for rats, guinea pigs and other rodents and for cat litter.

Body Oil and Lotions

Oil from the hemp plant makes it a good choice for lotions and body oils. The EFA content helps regenerate dry and cracked skin making it an excellent moisturizer.


In the past, hemp oil was used for lanterns, candles and paint. Hemp requires no fertilizer, pesticides or fungicide to grow. Hemp oil can be made into nearly any product requiring oil, including oil based paints. Paint made of hemp last longer and is more durable. Products made of hemp are also nontoxic and can be disposed of without harm to the environment.


Hemp is a great source for textiles and clothing. The fibers require less toxic chemicals and water to grow than cotton. Hemp also lasts for years and is naturally resistant to UV light, mold and mildew. Big name labels are now using hemp fibers for clothing including Armani, Disney, Ralph Lauren, Adidas and Calvin Klein.


Biodegradable hemp plastic products can help reduce landfills. Hemp was used in the past as packing material and is now being used for making products such as CD jewel cases.


Paper made from hemp is both economical and good for the environment. Because fewer trees are used, using hemp for paper helps protect forests and wildlife. Hemp requires less bleaching, that is a source of water pollution.

Building Materials

The hemp plant makes strong and sturdy building materials. Hemp cement is made using core fiber and minerals. Hemp bales can be used in straw baling. Homes made of hemp are strong and weather resistant. They can even withstand a tornado with little or no damage. It is estimated that building a structure using hemp would save thousands of dollars and be more environmentally friendly.


One of the more interesting uses for hemp is in fuel. women's jackets Bio-diesel is becoming quite a big name in the petrolium industry. Hemp also produces more ethanol than corn per acre - quite an incredible feat.

Head Lice Symptoms, Treatments and Definitions

Head lice is also known as pediculosis. Head lice are very common. In fact, the estimated annual cost of treating head lice in the United States is about a billion dollars. Children of all races and social standings who attend a camp, day care or school are potential candidates for a head lice infestation. In school, children share things like hair brushes, hair bows, hats and coats. If one child is affected by head lice and their coat is in a locker or hanger with other coats, every child in that class has the potential to be affected by head lice. Lice, like other bugs, have a variety of life-stages from egg to adult.

Adult Lice

Adult lice are the fully grown bugs that lay eggs on the hair shaft and cement them in place with a substance similar to super glue. An adult louse may be tan, gray or off-white in color with a 30-day lifespan if allowed to remain on a human. It has 6 legs and is about the size of a sesame seed; larger than a flea. They are very visible when crawling on the scalp or skin. Head lice feed on the blood of human hosts and easily pass from person to person. If a live louse falls off of a person and doesn't find another host within a couple of days, they will die.

Lice Eggs and Nymphs

Lice eggs, or nits, are very difficult to see and may be confused with dandruff or dried hair styling products. They are firmly attached to the hair near the scalp and are quite difficult to remove without solvents. If the egg remains stuck to the hair, it will hatch in about 7 days. Once hatched it is called a nymph, or baby louse. Nymphs have much the same appearance as an adult louse, but they are smaller and a little more difficult to see. Like an adult louse, a nymph feeds on human blood to survive. Nymphs mature into adult lice and start laying eggs in about 7 days.

Signs and Symptoms of Head Lice

The most common symptom of head lice is itching. Every scalp itch isn't going to mean you have a head lice infestation though. Don't start looking for treatments until you're certain the itching is being caused by head lice. Use a bright light and part the hair in 1/4 inch sections so you can see the scalp very well. If you see live bugs, you are infected. Check carefully over and behind the ears and the back of the neck for very small flakes that feel like they have been glued to the base of the hair. Nits are more difficult to identify than adult lice or nymphs but not impossible.

Treatments for Head Lice

Treatments for head lice range from natural to chemical treatments. A natural treatment is just as it sounds; natural. Natural head lice treatments may be oils or essential extracts from herbs. Vinegar, olive oil and mayonnaise are very common natural and effective treatments for head lice. Chemical treatments on the other hand are chemical in nature and often include nerve agents or other pesticides. Treatments for head lice often require more than 2 applications due to a fashion coats louse's life cycle and different stages of development.

For instance, oils and most natural remedies won't kill the egg, but some chemical treatments will. Even the most effective chemical treatment designed to kill adult lice, nymphs and eggs may need to be applied more than one time to ensure all lice have been killed.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Want to Stop Questioning Yourself and Have Inner Confidence?

I received an inspirational message of the day a few weeks ago and stored it on my computer.? I'm sorry to say I didn't take note of its source but I'm pretty sure it came from the "New Spirituality Network".? I would like to pass on this message with as many people as possible because it is very accurate.? The message was titled "Life's Most Important Statements" and read as follows:-

"Most of life's most important statements are intuitive. You know that they are true before you know why or how. They come from a deeper understanding that transcends evidence and proof fashion coats and logic and reason and all those tools with which you try to determine whether something is true or not - and thus, whether it is important. Sometimes you know something is important just from the ring of it. It has the "ring of truth."

I think everyone will feel the truth in this statement, and yet many of us will also be aware that we do not always trust out inner instincts, or "gut feelings".? We often second guess ourselves due, quite often, to a lack of confidence in ourselves.? In such circumstances it is important to revert to that very first thought, that first feeling about whatever it is, because this is the reaction which is instinctive and automatic and not confused by conscious ponderings.? The real truth usually lies in that first split second and is felt as a "knowing" without knowing why.?

We make many a judgment in the "blink of an eye" without even being aware that this is what we do.? And this is why first impressions are the most important.? Only eight percent of communication is based on the actually words we speak; the other ninety two percent is felt at a deeper level, based on tonality, body language and so on.? If you haven't read the book "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell, then it is a very worthwhile read and cites many studies which prove how often we make these instantaneous judgments without even being aware that this is what we are doing.

One can appreciate therefore the vital importance of having an inner sense of confidence, so that you convey to others, colleagues, friends and peers, that you are "comfortable in your own skin", that you convey in that first blink of an eye that you have confidence.? This inner confidence can be contrasted with an outer image or coat of confidence; it comes from within.?

Most people think that "this is how I am", or "I'm shy, there's nothing I can do about it".? But this is not the case.? This is WRONG.? Everyone can change, so long as they want to and so long as they look in the right place, the right direction.? Inner confidence comes from WITHIN and so it follows that one should look to the INNER workings of the mind, the INNER mind, the SUBCONCSIOUS, as the place in which to start.

How does one examine one's subconscious mind?? The very name implies that one is not consciously aware of it.? And yet there are times when you do become aware of it.? When you dream your subconscious is at work, carrying out its task of conflict resolution.? And this happens to all of us, every night, as we sleep.? You may not be aware of dreaming, but believe me, you do; because if you were not to dream you would become psychotic. ?This is the vital importance of the REM state, or dreaming.?

How else can one access one's subconscious?? When in hypnosis one's pattern of brain wave activity is the same as when one is dreaming.? Hypnosis is normal and natural (just as dreaming is) and allows access to your subconscious mind.? You can purchase hypnosis downloads instantly in your own home and learn to relax and access your subconscious mind.? Now you are looking in the right direction, the right place, in which to start building your inner confidence.?

As I said before so long as you want to change and so long as you look in the right place, you can have true inner confidence.? You can get hypnosis confidence downloads and as you use them you will find that your confidence grows and grows.? You will have found your key to inner confidence so that others perceive your ease and comfort within yourself in the blink of an eye.

I made the claim before that hypnosis downloads cannot not work.? Why am I so "bullish" in my statement?? How do we learn anything?? Through seeing, hearing, copying and repetition.? As a child you learned almost everything in this simple way.? You also learned your basic feelings about yourself and as you grew older you saw and heard and learned things within the parameters of these beliefs.? With hypnosis, you throw off the constriction of these beliefs and your subconscious mind is open to suggestion once more.? As you listen to powerful hypnosis confidence downloads you hear, again and again, that you are truly confident in every way.? You can listen to these hypnosis downloads again and again and again and the combination of access to your subconscious mind and repetition cannot not work.

So there you have it, get hypnosis downloads and get hypnosis confidence and convey to everyone your inner comfort and ease, no matter where you are or what you are doing.

Roseanna Leaton, specialist in hypnosis downloads for hypnosis confidence.

Head Lice Symptoms, Treatments and Definitions

Head lice is also known as pediculosis. Head lice are very common. In fact, the estimated annual cost of treating head lice in the United States is about a billion dollars. Children of all races and social standings who attend a camp, day care or school are potential candidates for a head lice infestation. In school, children share things like hair brushes, hair bows, hats and coats. If one child is affected by head lice and their coat is in a locker or hanger with other coats, every child in that class has the potential to be affected by head lice. Lice, like other bugs, have a variety of life-stages from egg to adult.

Adult Lice

Adult lice are the fully grown bugs that lay eggs on the hair shaft and cement them in place with a substance similar to super glue. An adult louse may be tan, gray or off-white in color with a 30-day lifespan if allowed to remain on a human. It has 6 legs and is about the size of a sesame seed; larger than a flea. They are very visible when crawling on the scalp or skin. Head lice feed on the blood of human hosts and easily pass from person to person. If a live louse falls off of a person and doesn't find another host within a couple of days, they will die.

Lice Eggs and Nymphs

Lice eggs, or nits, are very difficult to see and may be confused with dandruff or dried hair styling products. They are firmly attached to the hair near the scalp and are quite difficult to remove without solvents. If the egg remains stuck to the hair, it will hatch in about 7 days. Once hatched it is called a nymph, or baby louse. Nymphs have much the same appearance as an adult louse, but they are smaller and a little more difficult to see. Like an adult louse, a nymph feeds on human blood to survive. Nymphs mature into adult lice and start laying eggs in about 7 days.

Signs and Symptoms of Head Lice

The most common symptom of head lice is itching. Every scalp itch isn't going to mean you have a head lice infestation though. Don't start looking for treatments until you're certain the itching is being caused by head lice. Use a bright light and part the hair in 1/4 inch sections so you can see the scalp very well. If you see live bugs, you are infected. Check carefully over and behind the ears and the back of the neck for very small flakes that feel like they have been glued to the base of the hair. Nits are more difficult to identify than adult lice or nymphs but not impossible.

Treatments for Head Lice

Treatments for head lice range from natural to chemical treatments. A natural treatment is just as it sounds; natural. Natural head lice treatments may be oils or essential extracts from herbs. Vinegar, olive oil and mayonnaise are very common natural and effective treatments for head lice. Chemical treatments on the other hand are chemical in nature and often include nerve agents or other pesticides. Treatments for head lice often require more than 2 applications due to a fashion coats louse's life cycle and different stages of development.

For instance, oils and most natural remedies won't kill the egg, but some chemical treatments will. Even the most effective chemical treatment designed to kill adult lice, nymphs and eggs may need to be applied more than one time to ensure all lice have been killed.

Preventing Diseases Passed From Animal to Human

Zoonoses is the term applied to a grouping of diseases that are transferable from canine/feline to human. Basically, these fall into thre women's jackets e groupings based on their means of transmission. This also groups them, ideally,in the means of treatment and control. The three groupings are as follows -spread through:

1) urine or feces 2) hair and skin contact, or 3)bites and scratches.

Spread through Urine or Feces


Hookworms enter the body in the area that directly comes in contact with the feces- contanimated soil. Seen more commonly in the South, these parasites are unsuited to ideally live in human beings. Traditionally they die after crawling several inches underneath the surface layer of the skin. Inflammation usually occurs as a result of these parasites in humans and causes a condition called "creeping eruption" which may last several weeks or months depending on its severity.


Pets may come in contact with this through swimming, drinking, licking their fur, or by eating food contaminated with animal urine. Many animals may carry this, though rats are most often the culprit.

Symptoms in humans are flu-like including chills, body aches, vomiting, fever and headache. Sometimes kidney damage may occur or the membranes covering the spinal cord or brain may become inflamed. This disease is not usually fatal though it does make its host miserable for weeks at a time.


If these parasites are swallowed by humans they migrate into the body tissues and may cause damage, including symptoms of fever and liver enlargement which can last up to a year in length including symptoms of fever and liver enlargement which can last up to a year in length.

These parasites are most commonly found in small children(2-4 yrs. of age) who mistakenly swallow the eggs and become infected. Children playing in an area in which an animal has defecated in the past, who do not wash their hands after coming in contact with the eggs and inadvertently sticks their hands into their mouth are the most common receptors of roundworm. Only rarely fatal, the disease is traditionally mild though it may be long lasting.


Tapeworms can easily be ingested by any pet who swallows a flea carrying the infected form when biting at or chewing their coat. Children may get it virtually the same way- minus the coat chewing. Tapeworm infestation in humans this way is actually quite rare when compared to infestation from eating undercooked pork or beef.


Rarely this may cause death in humans since most people develop a resistance to it during normal exposure. It can cause many types of birth deformities in children born to mothers who have been infected for the first time without having developed an immunity before becoming pregnant. Most commonly this is "picked up" through contact with infected cat feces or in contact with contaminated soil.

Prevention of Waste Transmitted Diseases

There are a few basic precautions everyone should take to prevent transmission of any of the fore-mentioned diseases. First, clean up all pet droppings and wash your hands each time you any come in contact with contaminated soil. It is extremely important to teach children these steps. Also, if your pet has gone wading or swimming in any water which may have become contaminated with animal urine, bathe it at once when you return home.

Spread through Skin/Hair Contact


Fleas prefer feeding on your pets though they will not turn up the chance of of making an occasional meal on humans as well.


Most commonly found in children(though anyone may be infected), this is caused by a skin/hair eating fungus which first appears on people as a round, red, scaly area. It grows outward in a circular formation and is the most common fungal disease currently reported.

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Tick borne, this disease can cause symptoms such as fever, chills and headache though it is not usually fatal. Symptoms may last many weeks and it can be treated with antibiotics.

Most commonly it is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. Also, you may become infected while pulling a tick off your pet . It is best to wear gloves when removing ticks.


The less commonly found version of mange(as opposed to the demodetic version), this may still cause intense itching, irritation and thickening of the skin. Animal mange may live in human skin though it cannot reproduce there. Humans have their own version of the scabies mite.

Prevention of Skin/Hair Contact Diseases

Overall, proper nutritional care and health of your pet is the best defense against the chance of your pet harboring any of these diseases. Frequent grooming and herbal repellents are good choices in combating most of these problems before they become major. Stress, roaming and contact with other pets are the three most common points of transmission among the previous diseases. Wash your hands after pet contact and minimize contact with any infected pet until the problem is cured.

Diseases Caused by Bites and Scratches

Cat Scratch Fever

Some people will develop a fever, enlarged lymph nodes and malaise near the area of a bite or scratch from a cat a few weeks after the occurrence. Though not fatal it can be very uncomfortable and can be followed by complications. Infected cat bites may become infected with an entirely different bacteria though the symptoms are similar.

Probably best, is to thoroughly wash an area bitten or scratched by a cat and to clean it liberally on a frequent basis to prevent, hopefully, infection.


Virtually 100% fatal once the clinical symptoms appear, this disease is carried by a virus transmitted through the saliva of an infected biting animal. Symptoms include frothing at the mouth, extreme behavioral/personality changes and convulsions which usually ends in the aggressive, staggering and bleary- eyed condition. If you happen upon an animal showing any of these symptoms, get away from it as quickly as possible and call your nearest animal control unit.

If by chance you are bitten, try to follow it to where it lives(if it is a stray)so that the proper officials may capture it for testing. If you do kill it, do not injure the head as this will be needed for verification. Also, if you are bitten by an animal exhibiting any of the symptoms above, thoroughly wash out the wound as quickly as possible and contact your personal physician. Overall, your chances of getting rabies are rare though you can never be over cautious.

Prevention of Bite and Scratch Transmitted Diseases

Best advice,keep your pet in tip-top physical condition through exercise and proper nutrition to reduce its chances of picking up any parasites from less healthy animals. Also, try to minimize your pets contact with wild animals or sick pets.

DIY Dog Grooming: What You Need

Many pet owners are discovering that it is far more convenient to do their own dog grooming at home. Not only do you save on grooming fees and gas, which is a big expense these days, but you save time, as well, not having to commute to take your dog to the groomers. DIY grooming has several other benefits, as well. You'll get to bond with your dog and get to know him better through the grooming process.

Having everything you need on hand is very important since you want to be able to do each grooming step after the other, avoiding distractions. This is easier on the dog and will keep you organized, as well. Here are the things you will need.

Tub: If you are planning to do your own dog grooming long term, it really is worth it to have a raised tub for your dog. Rather than bending over a tub, you'll be able to wash and groom your dog at an easy height. Smaller dogs can be bathed in a baby bath set on a table (be sure it's very stable).

Nail Clippers: Important for clipping those overgrown toenails that click on the floor as your dog walks. Just be sure to clip far enough back that you don't get the quick, which can cause bleeding and pain for your pet. A good set of nail clippers combined with proper lighting can make nail clipping a breeze.

Brushes: A good brushing should be a regular thing. It stimulates the skin and helps to remove loose hair, so you can keep the house relatively fur-free. There are plenty of different brushes available on the market, but you should look for one that is appropriate for the size of your dog and that has rubber tipped bristles to protect the skin. A soft brush in a smaller size is also useful for ears and face.

Rake: These are stiffer tools meant to get rid of matted hair that tends to form on dogs with longer hair. It can really help ease the entire grooming process if you remove matted hair before it has the chance to get worse. A proper dematting rake will make the entire thing easier. You can also use a comb, but it tends to be more painful for the dog and take longer.

Natural Shampoo and Conditioner: Bathing your dog should definitely be a regular part of the grooming process, but human shampoos and conditioners aren't meant for pets and can cause allergies and dry skin. Instead, look for specially formulated hair products that contain all natural ingredients and are meant for dogs.

Towels: Set aside some towels specifically for your pet. These are invaluable when it comes to drying him after a bath or a romp in the rain, but chances are you won't want to use the same ones, so be sure to mark them.

Power Clippers: While you can certainly trim your dog's coat with regular trimmers, it will take a long time and tends to be less accurate. A good set of power clippers will allow you to trim that hair quickly and easily to get the look you want for your pet. Power clippers will make this a lot easier, too, for the inexperienced home groomer.

DIY dog grooming can be a very rewarding experience. It definitely helps strengthen the bond between you and your canine friend. Not to mention the amount of time and money saved just by doing this relative women's coats ly simple process at home.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Dog Products that an Owner Cannot Live Without

When owning a dog, there are certain products that every dog owner needs so that both the owner and the dog are happy. It is especially important to purchase these products as soon as you acquire the dog and to keep these things around during the ownership of the dog, which is most likely going to be a long time.

However, knowing what you need from the beginning can give you the peace of mind that you will always have what you need when you need it. You won't have to worry about making late night trips to the store or having to wait until the next day when the store opens back up for the day.

Products that you need:

- Don't simply give Fido one of your old mixing bowls to eat out of or drink out of. Dog bowls are specially made so that your dog does not tip them over while eating or drinking. This can save your floors (if your dog is inside), keep the food and water supply going, and can save you money by not having to continually replace spilt food.

- A leash so that you can take your dog and yourself on walks. This is an important bonding time with your dog and gives you both exercise. Retractable leashes are good because you can lengthen the leash as your dog gets used to it.

- A collar with an ID tag. You can attach your dog's leash to the collar. This means that he or she is always ready to go on a walk. A flea collar may also be required if there are flea issues.

- If you're not keen on the idea of a flea collar, then you may want to invest in a supply of flea and tick medicines. The type that you may want to choose is one that requires treatment just once per month. You simply break open the vile of medication and squeeze it onto the back of the dog's neck. It is effective for 30 days in warding off fleas and ticks, keeping you and your dog happy.

- Treats are a must because you want to reward your dog for good behavior. If you have none to give, then your dog has no incentive to obey you when you command him or her to do something.

- Dog brush or comb. This is especially necessary in dogs with long hair. Brushing and combing your dog can also help in the battle against fleas and ticks. It is also a good time to bond with your dog and will keep your dogs coat healthy.

- Chew toys can prevent your dog from using your shoes to chew on. Chew toys tend to be recommended for puppies, but big dogs like to chew around on toys as well. Chew bones are al women's jackets so great for dogs because they keep their teeth healthy.

- Dog shampoo is a must because dogs get smelly even if they are inside. This keeps your dog's skin and fur healthy and a clean dog is a dog that smells good.

These are all items that you should have handy because you never know when you need them. Of course there is the dog food, but that is a given. You just want to make sure that you are always stocked on many of these items because you don't want your dog to catch you without dog treats when they've done something good. You also don't want to wake up in the morning with all of your shoes demolished. In the end, you'll be glad you were prepared.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Norfolk Terrier Puppy And Dog Information

The Norfolk Terrier is a loving, hardy and active little dog that makes a great pet. They can easily be kept in an apartment as long as she is afforded frequent long walks. A properly fenced in back yard with provisions for a digging dog would be the ideal exercise situation. She was bred to be a hunter and ratter so she should be socialized with small pets very early on. She is generally very good with older, considerate children. As a reminder, never leave a child unsupervised with a puppy or dog. She makes a great watch dog but can tend to be a barker if left outdoors with nothing to do for long periods of time.,

*Approximate Adult Size. The approximate adult size (two years old or older) of the Norfolk Terrier is 10 to 10.25 inches to the withers (highest point of the shoulder) and 11 to 12 pounds.

*Special Health Considerations. Most dog breeds have certain inherited health problems associated with that specific breed and the Norfolk Terrier is no exception. Although considered a very hardy breed, be on the look out for dry skin if kept indoors, genetic eye disorders, back problems and heart murmurs. This disease list is an informative guideline only. Other diseases may also be significant threats, please contact your veterinarian for a complete list.

She should visit the veterinarian several times in the first year for shots, boosters and check up. Then, as an adult, she should visit the veterinarian yearly for shots and check up. As she gets older, six years and on, she should visit the veterinarian twice a year for check ups and shots. Remember; avoid feeding your dog sweets.

*Grooming. The Norfolk Terrier has a silky, feathered medium length coat that sheds lightly. She should be bathed once a month or so. She should be brushed regularly. Brushing will help her maintain a clean and healthy coat, avoid mats and help you keep a closer eye on her health and strengthen your emotional bond with her.

Her teeth should be brushed at least twi fashion coats ce a week with toothpaste and toothbrush designed for dogs. Brushing removes the accumulation of plaque and tartar which can cause cavities (rarely) and periodontal disease. Dog periodontal disease can lead to pain, loss of teeth, bad breath and other serious disease.

Her toenails may need to be examined for growth and clipped regularly. The toenails of the rear feet grow slower than the toenails of the front feet. Generally a guillotine type trimmer is the best for this chore and competent instructions to accomplish this can be found on the net.

*Life Span. The Norfolk Terrier can live between 12 and 14 years with proper nutrition, medical care and excellent living conditions.

*History. The Norfolk Terrier come from Great Britain where they hunted vermin. They were first registered by the American Kennel Association in 1936.

Some Registries:
*Norwich & Norfolk Terrier Club
*UKC United Kennel Club
*NKC National Kennel Club
*CKC Continental Kennel Club
*APRI Americas Pet Registry Inc.
*AKC American Kennel Club
*FCI Federation Cynologique Internationale
*NZKC New Zealand Kennel Club
*KCGB = Kennel Club of Great Britain
*ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club
*ACR = American Canine Registry

Litter Size: Around 3 Norfolk Terrier puppies

Category: Terrier

Terms To Describe: Friendly, fearless, loyal, active, affectionate, intelligent

Good watch dog.
A very personable dog with personality.
They like horses.

Poor guard dog.
She is a digger.
She will leave on an adventure.
She can be a barker.
Should be under control when walked.

*Other Names Known By: Cantab Terrier, Jones Terrier, Trumpington Terrier

*Every dog is an individual so not everything in this information may be correct for your dog. This information is meant as a good faith guideline only.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Chef Uniforms Style Made to Order

Isn't it funny how many chef uniforms in high-class restaurants are white? Even a regular person who wears white shirts or pants has a hard time keeping them spot and stain-free on a normal day. Think about how difficult is it for cooks and bakers, who are constantly leaning over soup bowls and sauteing vegetables, to keep their chef uniforms clean and tidy.

Whatever the reason for the color choice, the crisp white chef uniform sets apart the food preparers from other restaurant employees and represents a well-respected staff member who has earned a reputable position as a chef.

While the makeup of a chef uniform may project an image of a simple white smock or coat, there are many more color and fabric choices and accessories that could make up their business uniform.

Chef frocks and jackets come in a variety of shades and styles. While most are the traditional white tops with minimal to no color design, others available include red, green and even denim chef uniform shirts. Most are secured by buttons either on one side of the front of the attire or contain two sets, usually sporting black or white colored buttons.

A more relaxed, less high-scale establishment could also possibly distribute collared, polyester or cotton shirts to their employees for chef uniforms. To add spiffiness to a chef uniform, accessorize the garments with neckerchiefs. They are an inexpensive item that spruces up the look of a basic chef uniform, adding color and a bit of flash to otherwise basic gear.

Some kitchens require their cooks to wear simple black or white pants; others opt for a more unique and colorful chef uniform pant, purchasing cotton speckled or graphic-designed comfortable baggy or straight-legged bottoms. Allowing chefs to sport these comfy pants may give a more creative feel among kitchen staff and are certainly more flexible when sprinting from the salad station to the dessert tray. Spills may also be less noticeable in case a chef is asked to make an appearance in the dining area. Adding a full-length or wrap-around waste apron could also act as a guard for unwanted splatter disasters.

Big billowy hats are perhaps the most noticeable and captivating article of a chef uniform. Not only are they fun to look at by restaur women's coats ant patrons, they serve the purpose of keeping loose hairs secure so that strands don't accidentally fall into the food. Caps are sometimes used as an alternative to chef hats and basically serve the same purpose.

Northing is worse than a scalded hand when a chef is cooking up a masterpiece. For that reason, oven mitts should be a chef uniform requirement for those handling metal pans or reaching into baking ovens.
There is one more item that should be kept on hand to keep those chef uniforms looking spectacular. Management should keep a bottle of stain remover accessible to remove surface spatters from chef uniforms as to lighten the washing machine's burden. Suggesting employees purchase a bottle for use at home wouldn't be a bad idea either.

Yorkshire Terrier Dog Breed Description, History, Grooming, Health Issues and Living Conditions

D fashion jackets escription: The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog, which is in the toy dog class. This breed is 6-7 inches in height, and weighs approximately seven pounds. This breed has a life expectancy of 12-15 years. The Yorkshire terrier has a small head, that is flat on top, and they have a medium-sized muzzle, that is not long. Their teeth meet in a scissor or level bite, and can be undershot. They have a black nose. This breed has dark eyes, which are medium in size and not very prominent. Their eye rims are dark. The Yorkshire Terrier ears are small, erect and are V shaped, that are carried not to far apart. All the legs are straight, and we see round feet with black nails. In some countries, the tail is docked to a medium length, in countries where this is allowed. The Yorkshire Terrier coat is glossy, fine, and silky in texture. The hair on the body is moderately long and should be straight. The hair on the head is long and should be tied up with a bow, or parted in the middle and tied with two bows this allows the dog to see and eat easier. With the Yorkshire Terrier breed, the hair on the muzzle is very long. With the colouring puppies are born black and tan are normally dark body colour, this changes as they grow older. Coat colours come in steal blue and tan, with the body and tail being blue and the rest of the dog is tan.

History: This breed comes from Yorkshire in England and was created by the working man, who wanted a dog that could catch the terrible rats and mice infected the mills and mine shafts. The Yorkshire terrier is not an old breed and came into existence in the 19th century. It is believed it came in part from Scotland's with the migrating workers, and possibly in its genetic makeup, is the Paisley terrier, Skye Terrier, Dandie Dinmont, Manchester Terrier, Maltese, and the Scottish Terriers, but not the ones we see today. Early in its history, any shape of terrier having a long coat with the blue and tan colouring was classed as a Yorkshire terrier. A lady called Mary Ann Foster, who showed Yorkshire Terrier dogs throughout Great Britain, helped define the type of the Yorkshire terrier. The Yorkshire Terrier breed was also used in ratting competitions; this was a popular sport of the time. This dog, with selective breeding, has gradually miniaturized this breed. As they became smaller the ladies found them to be a fashion extension as they can be neatly be carried in a handbag. The Yorkshire Terrier breed is now a companion dog. This dog was first recognized by the AKC in 1885. The earliest records of the Yorkshire terrier born in the United States are in 1872.

Temperament: The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog, that is big on personality. Keeping the terrier qualities, this dog enjoys adventures and has lots of energy. This is an exceptionally brave dog and is very clever. The Yorkshire terrier is very affectionate, with their owners, and makes a great companion. Problems can arise if the owner is not the pack leader here we see a dog that becomes aggressive towards strange dogs and small animals, and may also become yappy. The Yorkshire Terrier dog, like all dogs, needs the owner to be the leader. This dog is better with older children, that can show leadership skills and treat the dog as the dog. Small dog syndrome in Yorkshire terriers is to be avoided, as this will make the dog unhappy, and also the owner. If the Yorkshire terrier starts to develop jealousy or becomes over demanding of human attention, then it is wise to think how you are treating the dog to put back the right balance. The Yorkshire terrier is easy to train but can be slightly stubborn, as with all terriers. This breed can be difficult to potty train. The Yorkshire terrier makes an excellent watchdog. The biggest problem Yorkshire terriers can have is if the owner thinks and treats them as a human baby, due to their size. The Yorkshire terrier is a sweet little dog, when the owner understands leadership skills that are gentle. Although the Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog they will still require walking daily. This will help burn up their energy, as this breed has lots to burn off. Dogs that do not have daily walks are more likely to have behavioral problems. A sure sign that your Yorkshire terrier may require more walks is if they are spinning around the house as fast as a bullet. Remember this dog is trainable and simple commands such as heel when out walking are needed. This dog will enjoy a good run in a safe open area off the lead.

Health issues: Some of the Yorkshire Terrier breed are prone to slipped stifle, bronchitis, early tooth decay, delicate digestion, herniated disks, which can course paralysis. This breed can get fractures easily and eye infections can be quite common.

Grooming: Daily grooming is needed with the Yorkshire terrier, due to their silky coat. They have a topknot which is usually tied up. Family pets that are not for showing tend to have their pet coat cut shorter for manageability. Show dogs need hours of care for the show ring and this can be learnt. The Yorkshire Terrier dog will benefit from daily tooth care, cleaning these from an early age will help your pet to know that it is part of the routine.

Living conditions: The Yorkshire terrier is good for apartment life, although this is an active indoor dog, providing they have good daily walks they can manage without a garden.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Is the Mediterranean Diet Good for Women?


Over the course of the past forty years, women the world over have become particularly concerned about their diets. They have become concerned about diet related issues for two primary reasons:

Women have expressed concern over how a particular diet plan effects their appearances

Women have expressed concern over how a particular dies plan effects their health

As a result, a growing number of women have found themselves attracted to the Mediterranean diet. When it comes to the Mediterranean diet, there are six primary reasons why women find themselves strongly attracted to the diet regimen.

Weight Los fashion coats online s and Healthy Weight Maintenance
In many countries around the world, a record number of women are being classified as overweight and even obese. As a result, a growing number of women find themselves seeking effective and healthy dieting regimens to lower their weight to appropriate levels -- for both cosmetic as well as health reasons.

The Mediterranean diet has proven itself to be very effective at providing a means through which women can lose weight in a healthy manner. Additionally, the Mediterranean diet has proven incredibly effective as being a solid path a woman can take to maintain a generally ideal and healthy weight.

Anti-oxidants and Aging
The Mediterranean diet regimen is flush with foods that are rich in anti-oxidants. This includes leafy, dark green vegetables as well as certain fish that are common features in this dietary scheme.

Anti-oxidants have been proven to slow the appearance of aging in women. Additionally, anti-oxidants have been demonstrated as being effective at preventing organ and skin deterioration in women. The consumption of foods that are high in anti-oxidants has been proven to enhance longevity in both women and men.

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is an ailment in which a person ends up afflicted with both Type Two diabetes and hypertension. Most experts believe that diet can play a significant role in reducing the likelihood of metabolic syndrome in men and women who are prone to the ailment.

Without exception, medical experts who have studied the cause and effect of metabolic syndrome universally have agreed that the Mediterranean diet is the perfect dietary scheme to prevent and control metabolic syndrome.

Heart Disease

Multiple studies in a number of different countries have concluded that the adoption of the Mediterranean diet lowers the incidence of heart disease in women (and men). Indeed, an analysis of the incidence of heart disease in the Mediterranean nations suggests that the use of the Mediterranean diet can lower the incidence of heart disease in women from twenty-five to forty percent.


Recent scientific studies have examined the rising incidence of hypertension amongst women. Many researchers attribute the increase in hypertension amongst women in recent years to a number of changes that have occurred in their lives, including:
-- a greater number of women entering the workforce
-- a growing number of women being forced to juggle the raising of children with a full time career
-- the food and beverage choices that women are making in the 21st century

Research studies in a dozen different countries over the course of the past twenty years have suggested that the Mediterranean diet is effective at lowering the incidence of hypertension in men and women. Because the Mediterranean diet is high if fruit, vegetables and whole grains and because the diet is low in saturated fats, most nutritionists and other experts believe that the dietary scheme works to lower hypertension in both men and women.

The Mediterranean diet combined with regular exercise has been demonstrated to have a marked effect on reducing the incidence of hypertension amongst middle aged women.

Breast Cancer

Perhaps the most important "ingredient" of the Mediterranean diet is olive oil. Save for fresh fruits and vegetables (in most instances) olive oil universally is present in the Mediterranean diet. As a result, on the surface, the diet scheme appears to be high in fat. Indeed, upwards to thirty percent of the caloric intake of the Mediterranean diet does come fat. What is important to keep in mind is that nearly 100% of the fat in the Mediterranean diet is unsaturated and comes directly from olive oil. In other words, the fat in the Mediterranean diet essentially is healthy. Olive oil, and the fat contained in the product, simply does not trigger the negative consequences that flow from saturated fats, from animal fats.

In addition, there have been several important scientific studies undertaken in the past decade that have demonstrated that a diet high in extra virgin olive oil works to lower the risk of breast cancer in women. Thus, one of the beneficial results of adopting the Mediterranean diet is a lowering of the risk for breast cancer.

Grooming Helps Keep Your Dogs Coat Healthy

Grooming is something most people take for granted. We primp and preen, bath and strive to maintain a good physical appearance. Good grooming habits contribute not only to appearance but to overall good health. The responsibilities that come with owning a dog are many and our pet dogs rely on us to provide them with all the necessities of life. Food, shelter, proper veterinary care and a lot of love are at heart of what our dogs expect and deserve. Just as important is a grooming routine. Good dog grooming can go a long way towards keeping your canine companion healthy and happy.

Different dog breeds can have vastly different grooming requirements. The amount of grooming needed is something that a perspective dog owner should consider before choosing a dog. For example, short hair dog breeds may require less coat grooming than their long hair cousins. Certain breeds are more susceptible to skin problems than others.

Dogs deserve a proper grooming and as dog owners we must think of good grooming regimen as part of a nose to tail strategy. In addition to good coat care, care of the eyes, ears, paws and claws is essential to your dogs health and happiness.

Coat Care Kept Simple

Whether you do your own grooming or opt for a professional grooming service, the task of keeping your dog well groomed is essential. Unless you plan on showing your dog, good dog grooming can be a do-it-yourself program.

One of my dogs was rescued from the side of the road, as ten to twelve week old puppy. After a proper vet check, he was given a clean bill of health. We knew he was a mixed breed Akita and as he grew out of his puppy stage, he developed a beautiful coat, with a seasonal undercoat. He is somewhat cat-like in his own grooming habits, and pays special attention to keeping his paws clean. As far as coat care is concerned, I would classify him as a low-maintenance dog. From the day we found him, he has received regular brushing and has learned to love the attention, to the point of bringing the brush to us. A monthly bath combined with regular brushing makes keeping his coat in good condition a relatively easy task.

In contrast to Willie, our Cocker Spaniel could be quite a handful when it comes to coat care. He is not a show dog and we do not feel bound by any given grooming standard. His fur is kept neatly trimmed short which makes regular bathing and brushing a manageable task that we can handle ourselves. The show standard for grooming would take considerably more time and money.

Regular bathing is important, whether performed by a grooming professional or the owner. Certain breeds need special attention when it comes to bathing, especially when it comes to shampoos. A shampoo that is too harsh came dry the dogs skin or exacerbate existing skin conditions. Always consult your veterinary professional for a bathing regimen that is best for your precious pet.

The Brush is a Dogs Best Friend

Regular brushing is one of the easiest ways to promote a healthy coat. Regular brushing stimulates the skin along with removing loose hair and dander. This is true whether your dogs coat is long or short. Brushing gives dog owners a chance to examine the dogs skin, making it easier to spot skin abnormalities and parasite infestations.

A program of regular brushing should be started during the puppy stage, though with older rescue or fashion coats adopted dogs, this is not always possible. Dogs who have not been accustomed to regular brushing may resist, requiring a greater degree of owner patience.

Dog Diet

A proper diet can go a long way towards keeping your dog healthy, including the skin and coat. Just like humans, a poor dog diet can manifest itself in skin and coat problems. There is a wide variety of diet supplements and dog foods that claim to promote a healthy coat and these certainly cannot hurt. Always consult a veterinary professional before adding a supplement to your dogs diet.