Archive for March, 2009



Best Female Car Insurance

Posted By Brent Sweet on March 22, 2009 @ 3:05 am
by Thomas P. Evans

According to statistics, women have fewer accidents than men. Because of this, women get lower insurance rates than men. Nonetheless, most women still are in the hope of getting the cheapest car insurance. Fortunately, there are still several possible ways for women to lower down there insurance rates. Here’s how to do that:

Compare rates

Purchase a low type group of car

take advantage of other available discounts

Some insurers may differ with their insurance premium rates for females. If you are after the cheapest female car insurance deal, take time to shop around for multiple insurance quotes. It is also important that the quotes you are getting are comparable quotes. The quickest way to shop for multiple quotes is to go online. Get yourself hundreds of multiple quotes from an insurance comparison website. You only have to answer a simple questionnaire. After submitting, insurers can already calculate your premium based on the information you have just entered. In just a matter of minutes, you will be able to get multiple quotes from different car insurance companies. There is no further obligation required from you and it is totally free of charge.

Purchase a car from the lower group. These cars have low cost of maintenance and are inexpensive to repair when damaged. Low type group cars are also fuel efficient so you will be able to save more money on your gasoline on top of the discount given when you drive a lower group car.

Another option for women to lower down their car insurance rates is to maximize discounts. if you own a couple of car, insure them under one insurance company. You may also choose the same insurance company for your other insurance needs such as home or health insurance.

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The 14 Best Low Carb Diets. Click Here Before It’s Too Late!

Posted By Jon Alexander on March 21, 2009 @ 4:05 am
by Jessica A. Andersen

In order to lose weight and improve overall health many people try dieting. According to government statistics 65% of Americans are obese. But the good news is that 38% are trying to diet.

The national health Institute has a new survey that demonstrates that about a third of overweight Americans are trying to lose weight by eating fewer carbohydrates. This is due mainly because of the increased popularity of diets like Atkins diet and the South Beach diet.

The term low carb, however, wasn’t coined until 1992. The USDA announced America’s model food. Which included six to 11 servings of grains and starches daily. Low carb ring, though, dates back more than 100 years before trendy high-protein diets. In 1864 William Banting wrote a pamphlet titled a letter on corpulence that described in the first commercial low carb diet.

The most popular low carb, high protein diets on the market today are:

1. Atkins Diet 2. Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet 3. Hampton’s Diet 4. The Glycemic Index Diet 5. NeanderThin 6. Protein Power 7. Schwarzbein Principle 8. Somersizing 9. South Beach Diet 10. Sugar Busters! 11. The Zone 12. Thin for Good 13. The 7-Day Low-Carb Rescue and Recovery Plan 14. Living Low-Carb

So, how do you choose the low carb high protein diet that’s right for you? When you visit my site now you can read in detail about each of the diets described above in order to make an informed choice. In fact when you visit www.easyfatloss.us and sign up for my free newsletter you’ll get a free BMI calculator and a free dieting e-book just for visiting today! Click on the blue links below right now!

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Why Buy A Water Filter System

Posted By Peter Bysouth on @ 3:42 am
by Peter Bysouth

Tap water has now become a health risk. Filtering out contaminates through a reliable water purification process, is a necessity for the continued good health of your family.

Tap water contains many contaminates that have been linked to causing cancer. Chemical-free water is the very foundation of health. Water filter systems provide sources of clean and pure water. Clean sources of water are rapidly declining.

Before you decide to purchase a home water purification system, read through the following information on water purification processes and water sources:

Reverse osmosis is the process where water is moved across a membrane, which is acted upon by a concentration gradient. The chemical reactions that occur ,cause the toxins carried through the water to be diluted. A series of mechanical processes, cause the diluted substances to be trapped through the membrane, leaving the purified water to flow through the final filling tank. This also removes beneficial minerals from the water.

Reverse osmosis is the process where water is moved across a membrane, which is acted upon by a concentration gradient. Through chemical reactions, the toxins carried through the water will be diluted. Through a series of mechanical processes, the diluted substances will be trapped through the membrane, leaving the purified water to flow through the final filling tank.

Ionized water refers to the water that is purified through by reactions to minerals. The minerals (or chemicals) basically act as the magnet that traps the toxins. The chemical reactions to the actual composition of the water molecules, causes waters hydrogen atoms to actively seek positively charged oxygen free radicals and flush them off the body. Removing beneficial minerals from the water.

Most experts would agree that best method to purify water, is with a water filter system. It is the most effective and safest among all the other methods.

Although experts would argue of the best method to purify water, majority of them claims that water filter systems still are the most effective and safest among the methods. Modern water filtering systems make use of mechanical processes to collect pure water. Compared to the early mentioned methods, it does not make use of chemicals and minerals in its water purification processes, which may even pose health risk to the consumers. Another great point with water filtration is that it is reliable and cost effective. In fact, water filtration systems present the least expensive means of ensuring the quality of water that a family may use.

Clean Chlorine free water from a certified water filter system for the home no longer an option as it has become a necessity in providing the whole family with safe and clean water. According to independent testing by consumer digest Aquasana provides the best choice for a water filter system.

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What Is A Mortgage Lead?

Posted By Richard Bolton on @ 3:41 am
by Richard Bolton

Not all of the mortgages that are given out by lenders come from direct consumer applications. In some cases mortgage lenders will use an external company or service to provide them with mortgage leads. It is also quite common for mortgage brokers to get new leads this way.

These leads are basically collected by the lead company and then sold on to a mortgage lender or to a broker to supplement their lending business. The mortgage lender/broker can then follow up the leads to see if they can win new business this way. The lead company will usually use Internet sites to gather these leads nowadays although it is still common for many companies to use phone call centers instead/as well.

There are various types of lead that can be offered here. The most common is the unqualified lead. Here, the lead is based on a consumer simply expressing the wish or need to take out a mortgage. It won’t contain a lot of other information about them or their financial status so the provider may not end up offering them a mortgage at all if it turns out that they do not qualify down the line.

In some cases, however, lenders and brokers can pay extra to take up qualified or ‘live transfer’ leads. In this instance the lead generation company will call a customer back who has made an initial application, talk them through some qualifying questions and then pass the call immediately over the lender or broker. This kind of lead is held to be one of the most valuable in the sector.

In some cases lead companies will market different types of specialist leads to their clients. A mortgage lender, for example, who likes to offer remortgaging deals to people who do not necessarily have the best credit history or who are in financial difficulties may look for these kinds of leads.

The mortgage companies and brokers who use specific lead systems will, of course, need to pay for this kind of service. In general terms the lender/broker will pay the lead generation company a flat fee for every lead that they are given.

The costs of a lead here will vary depending on the amount of information given by the consumer and the exclusivity of the deal. So, for example, a broker who is given an exclusive lead will pay more for it than he/she would if it were given to other lenders/brokers at the same time. A good lead generation company will not necessarily charge for a lead that turns out to be ‘bad’.

The cost benefits of this kind of lead generation can, however, be significant to both mortgage lenders and to brokers. Companies can simply cut down on their own in-house marketing and lead generation initiatives and even on their advertising budgets if they find a good lead generation supplier.

The potential synergy between a mortgage lender/broker and a lead generation outfit can also be very impressive. Many lead companies will have established a web based reporting system so that a lender or broker can simply use this system to manage any leads that they are given. This is especially useful with live transfer leads and so on.

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Tips to Get Started on losing those First Ten Pounds

Posted By Timothy Hartford on @ 3:41 am
by Barbara J. Silberman

Those first ten pounds are usually the most difficult to lose. It can feel like you are starving yourself and it is so easy to quit and seek comfort in those high calorie foods we all know are bad for us.

If you can, get some support. Maybe a friend can be your will power support or maybe a friend can do the dieting regime with you. How about a support group? There are many dieting and weight loss support groups and many of them are free of charge or just have a minimal fee.

The more support you get the better for you. To get those first ten pounds tackled, you can use all the help you can get so do not be shy about using all available help.

Also, to start a diet and to drop those first ten pounds it is very helpful to have a kick start or also called cleansing period of two to three days. Our bodies are programmed by nature to store fat whenever there is plenty of it, so it is available when bad times come.

The body needs to know it has to release some fat. It will take much longer than you would have thought by just cutting back on the calories.

So go ahead and have a cleansing/kick start activity. This part of the diet is the first three days, where you go ahead and eat a very low calorie, very low fat food diet such as healthy soups and salads and a minimal amount of meat. Also cut down the amount of food you eat on these three days to a minimum.

This is hard, but once you pass those first three days your body will have switched to releasing fat if the calorie intake is at a lower level, a level recommended for your height and if you stick it through those few days it will also be a lot easier for you to stick to a diet. This cleansing period will additionally curb your hunger.

To lose ten pounds, you need to be serious about your diet and stick to it. Exercising should be added to your routine and yo should start to see your weight go down. Those ten pounds will take 1-2.5 months to lose.

Losing weight does take time so don’t expect any miracles. Your excess weight did not appear quickly and hence it wont disappear quickly either. Your choices will though impact how long it takes you.

If you find the going tough, try to take your mind off it by pampering yourself. Not with food but something else such as a trip to the beauty salon. Make sure you celebrate your achievements, in the right way of course, and it will keep your motivation levels up.

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A Guide In Establishing An Effective Mental Training

Posted By Vlad Stivenson on @ 3:40 am
by Vlad Stivenson

Being able to establish the extent of your brain’s capacity to function properly and extensively is basically on how you train your brain to take care of things. Mental training allows you to go through different processes that would involve brain exercises that would be very beneficial in enhancing your mental abilities. Mental training will not be involving pain in the process, it’s more of using the specific tools as well as techniques to keep your brain up and running at all times.

What Does Unsophisticated Rules Have To Do With Mental Training?

Having the ability to utilize simple rules is a comfortable way of enhancing your brain ability to increase is analytical power. Let’s say for instance you are trying to get into an investment that would double your money back, you have to put into consideration the computations regarding interest, compound interest and investment income. So the rules of being able to come up with the right formula on this would help your brain get into the right direction. It’s like somewhat training your brain to be more analytical in a way.

Questions Being Asked Regarding Mental Training

When we talk about mental training it doesn’t merely concentrate with formulas derived from mathematical equations as others would think, but it is as well practicality in life and having it applied through your everyday life.

If you know how to use questions to be able to train your mental abilities, other complicated tasks would be very easy for you to accomplish. Let’s say for instance comedians, they definitely would work out some punch lines that usually have to deal with questions that they could use in creating their good humor.

There are certain mental formulas that are being used by comedians and these formulas usually include practical questions that would lead to a conversion that would make you someone wonder what the right answer would be. These type of questions trains the brain to be more sharp.

Practical Methods You Can Use For Mental Training

Well there are a lot of simple problem solving methods that one can use and it would be best if you use these methods in your daily life by including it in your usual cognitive operation. like for instance you can make an effort in trying to solve certain problem solving issues that are challenging enough for you and your brain. This would contribute in assessing some of your personal matters that may have concealed suppositions.

Let’s say that there are several instances that are occurring in one time and you need to address them all. It’s difficult to multi-task if your brain doesn’t know what exactly to do or is unable to think and conclude of what should be done in a short period of time. Situations that needs instant decisions need sharpness of the brain so if you will be able to train your brain in working on several things at the same time, this is not going to be a problem for you.

There are a lot of tools that you can use in helping your brain to be more capable of providing you the right training for your brain. Life has certain rules where you would be able to constitute your conclusions from. You just have to look into those customary was that may be subconscious but would as well be beneficial in making a practical decision.

If you would be able to go through mental training on your own, you would then be capable to build a healthy condition for your brain. Utilize those rules and guidelines that would make your brain work efficiently and you’ll be very glad of the end results.

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Getting a New Website Design

Posted By Misty Mountain on March 20, 2009 @ 10:38 am

As some of you know, I own a “few” websites – in fact, I own quite a few.  In the early days of owning these sites, I was in charge of doing most of the programming.  Even though this was a good learning experience, it is getting to the point where I have so many sites that it really isn’t that feasible anymore to do everything, so now I outsource some of my work.

For the website designs, I have been using a highly recommended Toronto web design firm.  I not only love their work, but I also like keeping the money I make in our country, so their services are a perfect fit for my needs.  In fact, looking back at the website designs that I have done, I don’t know why I hadn’t used them earlier – mine look childish in comparison.

I am also getting to the point where I will be having some software created to make my life easier when it comes to promoting my websites and I have contracted their web software development division to do that for me as well.  Based on their previous track record, I am sure that they will do a wonderful job.

In fact, the first of my contracted designs should be sent to me today – I can’t wait to see the finished results!




Trying to Find a Date for my Best Friend

Posted By Misty Mountain on @ 7:02 am

One of my oldest friends, Travis, has never really had much luck with women.  He is one of the nicest guys that I know, but he often gets shot down because of his looks – he isn’t the most handsome guy on the planet.

Even though his looks aren’t the greatest, it doesn’t mean that he doesn’t deserve to be with someone and be happy.  He has tried dating nights and other types of match-making services, but with little luck.

So, we have turned to the Internet for the solution.  We have been checking out some online personals to see if he can find the “one” – but so far he hasn’t seen anything that he would be interested in.

We finally found some dating services online that we are going to try for him – they will let him reach out to other women from the comfort of his home – this way he can get to know them before they go out on a date – which should make the process easier.

I just really hope he finds someone – he is too good of a person to live life alone….




Araucaria Excelsa

Posted By John Lesley on @ 3:20 am
by John Lesley

In its native habitat a coniferous tree which will attain a height of too ft. or more, the Norfolk Island pine is, nevertheless, a plant that is superbly well equipped for cultivation as a house plant. Like the aralia mentioned previously it is a supremely elegant plant, producing tiers of well-spaced leaves of soft green colouring. It is capable of adjusting to a variety of temperatures but is really best suited to the cooler situation where the temperature ranges between 50 and 55F. Good light is also important; other than that it simply requires the standard treatment for easier indoor plants.

Growth that appears from the arils of those leaves should he allowed to develop two pairs of leaves of their own before they are severed from the parent plant. A clean cut straight across the stem should be made about half an inch below the lower leaf. Propagate in a pure peat mixture and pot on into a proper growing compost as soon as the plant has rooted through to the sides of the small pot in which it has been propagated.

However, compared to the average life of a hunch of flowers, even if the aphelandra plant should die off completely after six months this is reasonable value for money, and there is a great deal of pleasure to he had in trying to make the plant do was not very easy. It really is quite incredible the number of times that I have emphasised in a talk to a gardening club how difficult it is to grow such and such a subject in the greenhouse only to discover that little Brown in the front row has an embarrassment of them growing on almost every window-sill in his house!

Essential advice from the time of purchase: it is vitally important to ensure that the compost is kept moist all the time, as dryness at the roots results in limp and bedraggled leaves which have a marked tendency to detach themselves from the main stem very soon afterwards. The aphelandra is also a pretty avid feeder and will require fertilising from the word go indoors.

In display terms such a plant is one that can be relied on to fill a reasonable section of the exhibition area with very little bother; being pleasantly green in colour it will fit with little difficulty into most colour schemes. It is also particularly useful as a bold individual plant where space can be afforded to show it off to full advantage. The wide temperature variation will give some indication of its toughness, but efforts should be made to acclimatise the plant to a reasonably even temperature, as wild fluctuations between (45 and 65F.) can be damaging no matter how tough it may be. When grown indoors Aralia sieboldii responds very well to standard treatment for the easier type of plant which is moist compost, regular feeding and a light.

The principal attraction of Asparagus aleyeri is the compactness of the pale green foliage, which makes it an ideal plant for pot culture or for use in hanging baskets. Fronds achieve a maximum length of some 2 ft. and their neat, cylindrical shape is particularly attractive. Grow in light shade and keep warm and moist. Old clumps can be split up to make new plants in the early part of the year, or they may be raised from seed.

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Using VOIP for my Long Distance Calling

Posted By Misty Mountain on March 19, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

There is nothing worse than being haunted by your past, but as we all know, sometimes that happens.  I received a phone call from our phone company this week letting me know that they found an old, unpaid account that was linked to my name from five years ago, and that I would have to settle up with them before I could use long distance again.

Not only was I frustrated, but what made it worse, was that the bill was from when I lived with a roommate that racked up the long distance bill after I moved out.  The phone company wouldn’t do anything about it, so it will be something that I will need to deal with in the near future.

In the mean time, I still need some sort of long distance phone service as I live out in a small town in the middle of nowhere.  Thankfully, I was able to find a company that offered VOIP that was happy to have me, and I won’t feel as isolated out here anymore.  Thank goodness.




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