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Natural Carpet Cleaners

January 31st, 2011

carpet-cleaning-naturally.jpgCarpets get dirty. Children, pets, high traffic areas, spills, and life itself can lead to the inevitable grunge that is ground into the carpets of many homes. Commercial carpet cleaners abound but are not often the best option for cleaner carpets. Chemical carpet cleaners can lead to skin irritation, indoor air pollution, and leave a residue on carpets that can actually lead to dirtier carpets. Simple, everyday products such as baking soda, club soda, and even vinegar can clean a carpet as well as any commercial product.

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How to Print Invitations Online

January 30th, 2011

printing-invitations.jpgInvitations can be a big expense among all the costs of throwing a party. Many printers charge high fees for printing cards and may even have a minimum number that is more than you need. Some websites offer invitations that you can personalize and then print from your home computer, which frees up some of the money you would have otherwise spent for food, decorations and other party elements. Here is an overview of three different sites that allow you to print invitations online.

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Save Time and Money with a Paper Folding Machine

January 29th, 2011

paper-folding-machine.jpgAnybody who needs to mail out anything on a regular basis needs a paper folding machine or some kind of paper folding equipment. This includes financial institutions, banks, brokers, real estate agents, tax preparers, accountants, insurance companies, print shops, and investment firms. It’s for anyone who needs to mail out invoices, statements, service and product brochures, correspondences or pamphlets. Some of these machines and can fold and stuff envelopes at a rate of 1000 sheets per hour, including stuffing along coupons and return envelopes. This can save you and your company a lot of time and money. Few people really have the time to stuff hundreds or thousands of valuable and important documents into envelopes. This can quickly become a time consuming chore and is also tiresome if there are over a hundred to do.

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How to Begin Writing a Book

January 28th, 2011

book-writing.jpgWriting and publishing a successful book is the dream of many aspiring writers. To follow this dream, aspiring writers must choose topics that interest them and cover material they are familiar with. Readers will be able to tell if you do not know your subject, resulting in failure. To avoid this, writers must research their chosen topics well and write authoritatively. Some writers enter the realm of writing a book with the goal of publishing only one book. Getting started on that book is an important step towards becoming a published writer.

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Visit Dublin: Vibrant First City of the Emerald Isle

January 27th, 2011

dublin-castle-ireland.jpgIreland’s bustling capital is big enough to offer a wide choice of activities and sightseeing for a month-long city holiday or a select few for a short city break. Paradoxically, it is also a small city, or at least compact enough to encourage the less energetic visitor to explore on foot many city centre attractions without becoming exhausted.

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Mortgage Information: Knowledge Is Power

January 26th, 2011

mortgage-information-application.jpgMaking sure you make the right choice in mortgage product and lender comes from having the best information at hand. Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to your money. When you are looking for a mortgage that will best suit you, it is important that you are aware of the most up-to-date information on home lending. Being familiar with current products and procedures will help you to get the best deal.

Mortgages for First Home Buyers

For people who are not afflicted with a profound lack of financial acumen, buying a property is usually an excellent decision. Even though you have probably put a lot of effort into saving the deposit and finding the right home, there is still some hard work ahead of you. Your first step as a home buyer is to start researching how much you can afford. Set out a monthly budget, and decide what a reasonable monthly payment to your mortgage would be and whether you can afford it.

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Investment Properties in Mexico

January 25th, 2011

tulum-mexico-investment.jpgFew places can compete with the beauty of the Mayan Riviera on the Yucatan Peninsula. Gazing out upon the awe-inspiring, turquoise waters and soft, sandy beaches of the Caribbean, investment properties in Tulum, Mexico provide incomparable beauty at affordable prices. With its mild climate, stunning ruins, year-round sunbathing and snorkeling, growth is the promise of this tropical paradise.

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Hypoallergenic Infant Formula

January 24th, 2011

baby-formula-hypoallergenic.jpgWhile a mother’s breast milk is still considered to be the most complete nutrition for feeding a newborn baby, there are times when breastfeeding is not possible. Infants who show symptoms of protein allergy from cow’s milk may benefit from hypoallergenic infant formulas, also called hydrolyzed formulas. Some hypoallergenic infant formulas are available at your local grocery store, while others must be purchased by prescription only.

Uses of Hypoallergenic Infant Formula

Though the cost of hypoallergenic infant formula is usually about three times the cost of regular formula, there are instances where it is highly recommended for alleviating severe allergies and other symptoms. Infants who have a family history of allergies such as asthma, hay fever, skin allergies or food allergies also have a high risk of being allergic to infant formula. Babies who experience allergic reaction or intolerance to the proteins in regular formula have also shown to gain significant relief by being fed with hydrolyzed formulas.

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The Beginning of the End for Alps Printer Cartridges

January 23rd, 2011

alps-printer-ink-cartridges.jpgAlps Electronics has been providing sound and reliable information technology to homes and offices for years, and to many users it was a name synonymous with quality and assuredness. It came as a big surprise to many in 2003 when it started to become increasingly difficult to source and purchase Alps products, specifically printer cartridges. When the company responsible for distribution of the largest volumes of Alps products in the United States, Daisytek Inc., went into administration, many of the household name office suppliers such as Staples, Office Depot, and Office Max were unable to meet the demands of customers.

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Information on the Ultimate New York Diet Plan

January 22nd, 2011

new-york-diet-plan.jpgOnce you’ve decided to lose weight, there are a myriad of weight loss programs from which to choose, one of which is the New York Diet. This diet, also known as the Ultimate New York Diet, was created by David Kirsch, a fitness trainer who worked with Extreme Makeover to create the diet plans for the show’s participants. Kirsch claims that this 3-phase, low-carb diet allows dieters to lose up to 14 pounds in 2 weeks. So what exactly does the plan entail and does it actually work?

The New York Diet – How It Works

This diet approaches weight loss through three phases, each of which involves slightly different nutritional allowances. The 1st and 2nd phases are 2 weeks in length, with the last phase meant to be followed indefinitely. In Phase 1, dieters must entirely avoid fruit and most fats, along with alcohol, bread and starchy carbs, dairy, coffee, and sweets. Instead, the 800-1000 daily calorie allowance is met through the consumption of chicken breast, egg whites, low-starch vegetables, salmon, mushrooms, and whey protein.

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How to Order a Restaurant Meal in France

January 21st, 2011

french-restaurant.jpgFrance is one of the most popular vacation destinations. It boasts stunning scenery, historic towns and villages, and of course good food. There are a number of tips for enjoying French cuisine to its fullest. This article shows you what to expect in a French restaurant.

The French eat lunch at noon (midi). This is earlier than most English-speaking people are used to. If you want to eat at a popular restaurant and have not booked a table, it’s worth turning up on the dot of noon to avoid finding it already full. In the evening, most restaurants start serving at 8:00 pm and normally do not accept diners after 9:30 pm. There is usually only one sitting, so you are unlikely to be asked to finish your meal quickly to make room for the next customers.

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