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Looking For A Juicer Under $100?

Oster Juicers are famous for being an affordable juicer that gives quality juicing results. Often called “the best juicer for beginners” these juicers are among the cheapest juicers in the market today, all models being well below $100.

Other advantages of the Oster brand besides the price include easy clean-up and storage, a reasonable noise level and a chic design. These qualities make it an ideal start-off juicer for anyone considering juicing as part of a healthy life-style. The motor is sturdy; it can handle even the toughest of veggies and fruit, like pineapple, beets and celery. The large feed chute ensures you spend minimal time on pre-cutting of the products.

The Oster juicer parts are dishwasher safe (except for the motor of course) so clean-up is a breeze according to consumers juicer reports. The small size of the Oster models makes them great for storing in small spaces.

When you do buy the Oster, note that some of the models come in white only, which tends to accumulate stains over time. The company provides a recipe book that can give you some inspiration as to what to do with the pulp and juice. Oster brand has different models suitable for heavy duty juicing like the daily juicing of large a family, or small juicers which are cheaper and can be used for occasional juicing. The Osters make a great gift idea for someone who needs a healthier lifestyle. In fact they are one of the best-selling brands before Christmas.

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How Does Apartment Co-Signing Work?

The real estate market has rebounded in earnest and in some cities and counties, the demand for housing has outstripped available units. This can also be attributed by a rebound in the job market meaning more people are working. While this is good news on all fronts, it also means apartment complexes are also stricter when it comes to approval requirements and are now checking credit more vigorously than before. Applicants who do not have good credit, or those with recent evictions, foreclosures, bankruptcies or broken leases are finding it harder to get approved for an apartment, condo or town home. The answer for most has been co-signaling.

What if relatives can not co-sign?

That is perfectly okay. Today, you do not need a particular person to co-sign anything for you. There are businesses with A + credit which offer apartment co-signing services to applicants who are having trouble getting approved the traditional way because of bad credit. These companies offer their credit and financials on behalf of bad credit applicants and guarantee approval.

How does this actually work?

Getting an apartment co-signaling service is extremely easy. As we have just mentioned, there are corporations out there willing to put their credit and financials on the line to get you approved for an A + apartment. This allows the complex to bypass your credit. The co-signer approaches the apartment complex and fills out all the paperwork on your behalf guaranteeing to be responsible for the rent if you default. It's a win-win situation for the applicant.

What does one need to qualify?

The tragic fact about apartment hunting is that if you have bad credit, you can be denied an apartment even if you have a stellar income. Hundreds of families with steady jobs and an admirable income get turned down each and every day just because their credit is not where the apartment wants it to be. This can be quite frustrating given many of these families just ended a foreclosure.

All you need to qualify for apartment co-signing is a good income, preferably above $ 3000 a month (this may depend on city and state). This is because many apartment co-signing services only deal with A-rated apartments (most section 8 apartments do not participate in co-signing arrangements).

You must also be prepared to pay the co-signing fee plus the first month's rent in advance. The apartment communities require the first month's rent upfront because of the degree of risk they are taking in foregoing credit checks for the applicant. As for the fee, the co-signing company requests for a fee to allow you to use its credit and financials plus the company has to guarantee the rent for you.

Can a criminal record stop me for being approved?

There is no definite answer to this question as apartments view criminal history on a case-by-case basis. Some apartments will approve felonies as long as they do not involve domestic violence or sexual assault and as long as they are old enough. Others have a zero tolerance for any felonies of any sort. Misdemeanors other than traffic tickets are generally ignored by most apartments but there are some that can use this as a reason to issue a denial letter.

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Why Watch Videoblogs?

Why should you even bother watching video blogs? Video blogs are simply small snippets of video material which the web owner or webmaster has produced and uploaded for your information and delight. You, the user, have to make a decision as to whether you wish to go to the inconvenience of watching a particular video blog bearing in mind there are many competitive demands on your time and there are many different video blogs available. Add to this the fact that there are many other types of websites out there that compete for your attention, then you may wonder why you should bother watching videos at all. But video blogs are different. They are not like DVDs or full blown videos. Nor are they even like television. You control what you watch and when you watch it. Most video blogs are short; maybe one, two or three minutes long. Many of them import information and useful snippets that you can use straight away for your own purposes in whatever subject you are particularly interested in. For example, a money website with a video blog might give you some tips on how to make more money, invest more money, or generally look after your money.

Using a video blog, this can be done in a way in which the web owner interacts with the customer [user] to make the message come alive far more than simple text would do. This is not to say that video blogs will do away with any text-based information service, but it is a very powerful adjunct to it. You may be wondering for what reason you would ever want to use a video blog. There are many answers to this and this is limited not only by the number of video blogs that are out there now [which run into the thousands], but also by your particular interests and pastimes. You may have personal knowledge of the video blogger – for example you may be video blogging in order to exchange information with your family. This is particularly interesting if you live a long way from your family and you can there immediately immediately do videos which communicate in a very positive and unusual way.

You may be wishing to look for or promote a product or service. Anybody that owns a website which is selling something can usually set up a video blog in which they can promote these products or even show how they are used or manufactured. Would you not rather buy a product from somebody who not only sells a good product but also shows you how it is used? You may also wish to partake in video blogging if you have a social network of friends maybe with a similar interest. This interest can be many and varied such as music, books, art, or any other possible subject that you can think of. Video blogging is fun! There are no TV commercials to watch, no costs to download the material. You can switch off or switch to another website whenever you wish and you can make friends and have fun with a wide range of people.

Many people that promote video blogs are creative by their very nature. To create a video you need some skills, but not many. To share this is something that is very positive and functional. Before long you will soon get into the swing of video blogging and after that moment you will not be able to stop.

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Dog Grooming Tips For Beginners

Dog grooming can be very expensive if you visit a pet grooming salon. However, you must not compromise your pet's hygiene and overall physiological and psychological health by ignoring its need to be well-groomed. Just like people, they also need some pampering and grooming now and then so that they look and feel better.

Fortunately, you do not need to spend a lot of money on dog grooming. There are various ways in which you can take care of your pet by yourself in your own home. All you have to do is purchase some grooming tools and supplies and follow these tips on how to properly groom your pet.

The first thing you have to consider is your dog's coat. You do not want your pet to develop problems with fleas and other pests so you must always clean and maintain your pet's hair. One very essential pet supply is the soft-bristled brush. You have to make sure that you brush your dog's coat every day to prevent it from becoming tangled. Regular brushing will also make the coat shiny because it stimulates and spreads the natural oils found in the coat. It prevails shedding because it removes dead and dying hair.

As well, you need to have your dog's coat trimmed every month or two, depending on the breed. If you want to do this on your own, you need to have clippers or trimmers, scissors, a brush or a comb, a blow dryer, and towels.

Next, when it comes to bathing your dog, you need to get a good dog shampoo and soap, towels, comb, and brush. Before the bath, brush your dog's coat so that it does not become tangled when it gets wet. You have to bathe the dog every month (for dogs with long hair) or every two months (for short-haired dogs) or whenever the dog needs it (eg when it has rolled over in the mud or something smelly). Regular bathing will prevent your dog from getting fleas and other skin diseases. It also keeps the dog smelling nice and feeling clean.

Dog grooming also involves nail clipping. Your dog's nails grow just like yours and longer nails can do a lot of damage to your home. They may also break off, which would be painful for your pet. Therefore, you must cut your dog's nails about once a month. This is not like clipping your own nails because a dog's nails are shaped differently and are much thicker. You'll need to use a dog nail trimmer. You should also have some blood-clotting powder handy if the need arises.

Twice a month, check your dog's ears for fleas and infections. Then clean them using cotton balls, warm water, and mineral oil.

Finally, not only people have to brush their teeth. Your dog can also develop cavities and other diseases of the mouth, teeth, and gums. You need pet toothpaste and a toothbrush to clean the mouth twice a week.

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Article Marketing for Blogging – How It Helps Bloggers

Bloggers, just like any other webmaster, have the need to get noticed in the online arena. They want their blogs to appear on top of relevant listings and they want to attract as much qualified traffic as possible. There are so many ways to make these great things happen and one of the most effective is through article marketing.

Article marketing is now considered the most reliable traffic generating tool. It never fails to capture the attention of online users who are always craving for information. What you can do is get them to read your articles and later on, get them to click the link on your resource box to take them to your blog. If you do this efficiently, you can expect tremendous increase in your blog traffic in no time at all.

Below are article marketing tips to keep in mind in order to get maximum results:

  1. Write with the aim to help your readers. I know, your main goal is to get people to visit your blog but making your articles all about your blog will not help you out. If you want people to give you a visit, you need to help them out first. You need to leave a lasting mark on their minds so you'll be able to leave them wanting for more. So, write with the aim to help them. This may mean helping them solve their problems or shedding some light on those things that they find interesting.
  2. Give your audience great reading experience. If these people find your articles boring, there's no way that they'll read on much more, visit your blog. You do not want that to happen, right? So, give them a great time when reading your articles. Write using conversational tone, tell personal experiences and stories related to your topics, and whenever possible, make use of your great sense of humor.
  3. Keep it short and simple. You do not want to take too much of your readers' time and you certainly do not want to give them a hard time understanding the message that you're trying to get across. So, do them and yourself a favor by making your articles relatively short (but content-rich) and very easy to understand. Tell these people what they need to know using simple terms. No need to beat around the bush. Before you distribute your articles, trim unnecessary fats when and as needed.
  4. Give your readers a reason to trust you. These people will not check out your blog unless you give them valid reason to do so. Show them what you've got and convince them that you're an expert by simply filling up your articles with in-depth, useful information. Yes, this will mean NOT just rehashing the articles that you see online but giving your readers real value so they will look forward to getting more from you.

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I Protect My Family, Do You?

I am a mom of two. I love my kids and I love my husband. I will do anything to protect them from anything that can harm our family and them as individuals. I am always vigilant: where they go, where they are at the moment when I look for them and who they are with, of course, without being nosy. With all the crimes and circumstances that affect the family nowdays, it is always important that someone should safeguard the people that we love the most.
Specifically, I protect my family from:

1. Diseases.

I make sure that my family is always healthy. I cook them healthy foods everyday from breakfast until dinner. They say that the most important meal of the day is breakfast so I make sure that whatever they eat for breakfast will provide them with the energy that they will need for the rest of the day. Cereals are not enough for me. Each food group should be represented. That is also the same for their lunch or dinner. However, since my husband works and my kids eat their lunch at school, I simply monitor what they eat by asking them when they get home. Deliveries are not very frequent in our house. As much as possible, I cook dinner as I am a stay home mom.

I also make sure that my kids take their vitamins daily. My husband has his own as well. I specifically focus my attention to strengthening their immune system as this mechanism is the best protection against diseases. I am aware that new strings of diseases happen that is why I have my kids vaccinated.

2. Brokenness.

I grow up in a family who loves each other. My father was always a good provider and he respects my mom and loves her dearly. This respect and love is then reflected to us. We grow up respecting each other, as siblings and as sons / daughters. Whenever there were conflicts between any members of our family, we make sure that it is immediately resolved.

I keep my communication line with my kids open. Whenever they need someone to talk to, I always make myself available. I try to be the best wife to my husband-tending to his every need and making sure that I am able to provide more than what he expects from me. I do not want my kids growing up with divorced parents. I believe that I am the glue that keeps our family intact.

3. Identity theft.

This is a very serious crime that is very rampant nowdays. I, as a mother, always ensure that our personal information ate kept private so that we can evade any attempt of identity theft in our family. My husband is fond of using his credit card as he always travels. I monitor his credit statements and take account of every purchase or charges that are incurred. This way, I know that no other person is using my husband's name for their own personal gain. I take the issue of identity theft formally as I am aware that identity theft can ruin our family.

This is how I protect my family. How do you protect yours?

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Saving Money For Newbies – 4 Venues For Saving Money

Saving money is basically just setting aside a percentage of current income now to create a financial hedge or surplus for use in the future.

Cash accumulation methogs come in many different forms. Additionally, there are several reasons that people choose to save. However, your method for saving should be based on what you plan to do with the money in the final analysis.

1. Petty Cash Savings Accounts. When saving for just a high ticket item or for a minimal amount of time, or to accumulate an funds as a surplus against emergencies, a passbook savings account is the best method. You should dump bloated items that steal your cash, so that you can sock away at least $1000 into what I call a Rainy Day or Lean Fund. The reason you want to put this in the bank is because it is basically liquid. You can get it very quickly without going through much trouble.

This type of account is only good for short term money savings. You have flexibility with it. You can deposit and withdraw money to your account and earn interest, based on your average daily balance. The interest gained will be very low though because it is not a wealth accumulation vehicle.

If you make a mistake and use more money then what is currently on deposit in your account the bank will charge you an insufficient funds fee as high as $40 per occurrence. The bank will sometimes forgive your error and return this fee if you ask them to. They won’t do this for you every month though.

2. Checking accounts that bear interest. The best aspect of having this type of account is the ease of use it offers. You get to transact your daily business through this type of account and earn a bit of interest at the same time. That’s a twofer. Generally these types of accounts come with a host of other privileges like checks, online bill payment schematics and Visa and Mastercard based debit cards.

In order for you to not be charged a monthly fee to maintain this account you typically must maintain a daily balance as high as $2,000. Should you be neglectful of this account and become delinquently overdrawn with the bank, you will be reported to ChekSystems. A report to ChekSystems will mean exclusion from having a checking account with virtually every American bank or Credit Union for up to five years or longer depending on the severity of your account abuse.

3. Secured money market accounts (MMA). These accounts are backed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Company and are not as quickly accessible as your general savings or regular petty cash savings account. If you don’t need access to this money as much as the funds in your savings account then this is the way you want to go. It offers more return on your deposited dollars but you won’t be able to run down to the local ATM to make a fast withdrawal as easily. You will likely have to fill out paperwork and send it in to the company to cash in shares or write one of the limited number of checks that they give you when you first establish this account. If you can allow these funds to stay socked away without regular withdrawals then an MMA is for you.

If you have a larger balance on deposit in this type of account, this means the account will accrue at a higher interest rate. Don’t go to the bank for a money market account though. They usually offer considerably less than the money market accounts offered by insurance companies or other investment companies.

4. “CDs” or Certificates of Deposit. This savings venue is attached to a measurement that requires a specified amount of time. You deposit your money in the bank for 30 days up to 5 years and the bank hands you a piece of paper that will mature or be redeemable on a specified date. If you cash in your cd early, you stand to loose money and a penalty may be attached as well. The general rule is the longer you leave it alone to grow the bigger your pot will get.

Keep in mind that usually insurance companies offer better deals on interests compared to banks, so before you invest, compare rates first! However, you should avoid saving your money in a life insurance product. It is wiser to keep your savings and life insurance coverage separate. Otherwise, you will pay higher amounts for your insurance and your money will grow at little or no return for up to three years initially and for the duration of the account compared to other investment alternatives.

Remember, the savings or investment vehicle you choose to use should be based on your overall financial objective. Diversification is not just making sure that you don’t put all your eggs in one basket. It also means that you have to look at whether you can afford the risk of losing your total investment.

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3 Ways to Make Money

First off, there are 3 surefire ways to augment your income through online activities. These methods are proven effective and will not fail you, 100% guaranteed. Now, the question is which among these approaches best suit you?

  1. The easiest way to make money onlineEverybody loves easy money. Whether you admit or not, you would trade your managerial job for anything that spells easy money. The kind that won’t require you to go to work before sunrise and will let you go home after midnight. It’s just so stressful to work hard all day and take home very little income, right? Now, take a deep breath. Relax. Don’t fret because there is a very easy way to make money online. The easiest way is to exchange your time for money. In case you don’t know, there are a lot of employers who are looking for individuals who are willing to trade their time for some cash. It’s called online staff or in other instances, they also call it virtual assistant. What exactly is this all about? If you are a VA, you will be asked to answer emails, call clients, arrange appointments for your online boss and other stuffs which are mostly clerical. The good thing about this VA thing is that you do office tasks at the comfort of your own home.
  2. The most difficult way to make money online – Everybody has a special talent. They even say that no one is born without a skill. It’s innate, so they say. And that is why there is no reason for you not to make money online. Why not put that designing skills into better use? That’s right, if you are an artist or a web designer, you can start making money by designing company logos, creating website themes, and blog headers. However, take note that this is the toughest way to earn online. Trade your skills for money. It needs lots of patience and hard work. But if you take this seriously, you can become a guru who is trusted by hundreds of clients. For example, if you have a passion in writing, you can submit press releases for businesses. Though it’s not exactly an easy job, there are doors for bigger opportunities. At the start, your payment can be pretty low but as time goes by, it will also increase as you enhance your skills.
  3. The smartest way to make money online – Not everyone has the brains to create brilliant ideas which can be converted to millions of dollars. That’s the ugly truth. Well, this is the smartest way to earn from the internet. Trade your ideas for money. Think about the founder of Facebook. It’s such an amazing idea to create a website that would connect people from different parts of the world. Now, if you can create something as smart as that, who knows? You might be the next multi-billionaire on Forbes magazine. But anybody can make it with a little imagination and some knowledge. Money experts suggest to do what you love first and money will follow.

Would you like to know the proven way to make money? It’s effective and has been tried by lots of online entrepreneurs. Trade money for money. Yes, that is the surest way to earn money. If you have a website and you want to double your earnings from AdSense, you will have to create traffic for your site. But how? Easy. Buy traffic. Spend on advertisements so more people will visit your site.

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The Best Massage Chair for Your Money – How to Find It

Finding the best massage chair to suit your own particular preferences can be confusing as there are so many options available. The final choice that you make may come down to the styling of the chair and any specific extras it provides. However, it is most likely to be determined by the type and effectiveness of the massage that the chair gives.

There are two distinctive types of massages that these chairs can provide – the Swedish massage and the shiatsu massage. The Swedish massage gives a kneading form of long strokes but the shiatsu massage gives you a mixture of rolling and patting actions and pressure to stress points within the body.

Most experts believe you will not be able to fully appreciate the advantages of either kind of chair until you have relaxed in it for at least twenty minutes. Merely sitting for a moment or two in a chair on the display floor just is not sufficient. This is a major investment so you must take your time in making the right choice.

The more added features that are integrated into your chair, the more you will pay. Most chair owners will really only need a few options to meet all their immediate requirements. Whilst considering the limits of your own budget, you will be well advised to choose the best massage chair with the most rollers within your price range. You may not always require an intense massage from the chair but other users may well do and a larger motor can offer this feature.

The best massage chair will almost certainly have an adjustable width facility. If you have multiple users of the chair, this is a feature you will definitely need. To obtain an effective massage you'll want to have a very good chair that fits your body correctly and an adjustment facility would be useful if you use the chair after someone else. You should spend time looking for the seat that fully meets your needs, that offers the type of massage that you like with a good degree of comfort and that will fit into your individual color scheme.

Whenever you relax in the chair for a massage you will really appreciate having a footrest for the sake of comfort. A few chairs will not come with this attribute but this is definitely one that you want to ensure you have. You can also get airbags that can be installed for the foot and leg areas for additional deep massaging benefits in these areas.

So consider well and take your time in choosing the best massage chair for your particular requirements.

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Poetry: Man-Made-In Definition (Part III of IV) "The Baroque Lake"


What is this oblong structure? Why does it have to be here? We stare at it. We admire the rights it must have to be there. Such structural integrity; we must need it for something. Please tell me where to go.

You don’t say much do you? I like your color. When I think about it, you mean a lot. Such configurations of lettering (topography) and symbols! Most anything stops to pay attention to you, sometimes. Sometimes, I even want to participate and hold stance with you; so considerate in your diligence to communicate. You aren’t needy, except for the concern to keep distracting objects out of your visual path; eyeballing everything, so powerful. Signs; who needs a sign? Don’t talk to me, don’t touch me, don’t call me, do not ask anything of me either. If that’s not a sign, I don’t know what is. [define; history]. Future for signs in art and visual communications; I get the message, thank you. I condone a special appreciation to communications majors and computer software engineers; signs-an accolade.

Meanwhile, “Hey you, a sign is posted!” Construction? They are draining something, according to the sign. Bravado is in the midst; draining the lake. This is a storm water facility!? This magnificent idol of aquatic audacity is a storm water project; so conquered and blessed–man made.

Looking for a place… I saw my former future [spouse] during the previous month (one day). A previous life deceived by my own mindset. I’m onto another path, without a future. I’ve been accepted to a prestigious university. Now, I must find a place to stay. Dozens of options are available; Orlando, Indianapolis, Texas and Michigan. Many lifestyles-I figure to follow the money and wait for the entitled forgiveness, as the ultimate payback for ambitions. I think; San Francisco; predicting a view and many places to do the inevitable. After performing research I notice the location, I chose on paper, to reside in for the experience as a professional student. The encyclopedia mentions “Financial District-FIDI”. Instantly, an uh-oh accumulates. I read on: Barbary Coast. Then, my one hour–internet connected computer time–has expired. I leave, walking in the rain, to the lake. While sitting, I wonder about the lake and the massive puddles forming alongside the picnic tables, under the protective roof coverings used to keep them dry. As my thought patterns begin to strengthen, the visions of a rural get away taunts my soul.

Just the previous evening, I enjoyed hot dogs as a dinner treat. A man crept over to where I was sitting for chow and began fondling my backpack. I looked over and mentioned for him to stop, while I patted at my belongings in the backpack. He stood up and then kneeled down rummaging again, mumbling. I told him to move away from the backpack. This man began to yell and spittle food from his mouth. A piece of his chewed up morsels landed on the right shoulder of my shirt, while I was wearing it! I yelled, “Get him out of here!” and he and the staff member reacted. The man then dispersed around Tallahassee, with slight innocence. I was not pleased, especially after this mister touched my right forearm with a gentle chop. Ultimately, that situation ended with him being escorted from the property. What was he looking hard for, so intensely? Domestic Violence; Hate Crimes; Students’ Rights; Veteran Appreciation; while he yelled towards the staff member; while he grabbed at the crouch of his jeans.

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