September 2017

Making changes in your life isn’t always easy. The best way to approach any kind of personal improvement is accepting that change won’t happen overnight. Give yourself room to grow and allow yourself mistakes. Start with a checklist to get organized and to determine the goals that are most important to you.

Getting Fit

Personal improvement begins with your own physical well-being. Take stock of your health and what goals you think you need to achieve. If you need to lower cholesterol or lose weight, amp up your workout and try to modify your diet. If you need help, consider Weightwatchers or other diet programs to help you reach your personal best.

Being More Social

Being social isn’t spending your days on Facebook. Get off the computer and go out and talk to people. Visit family or meet up with friends. As life becomes more isolated loneliness sets in, and social media is not a solution. Real people can bring energy and laughs into your life.

Thinking Positively

Often focusing on your outlook can be vast personal improvement. Do you often have negative thoughts? Ask yourself why and see if you can view things more positively. You may need to literally see the bright side of life. Learn more about people that are making you angry, you may find they have a lot of great qualities that will open your eyes.

Learning More

Knowledge is not only for doing a better job at work, it can also be insightful and meaningful to your personal life. Read books, join book discussions and take the time to refuel your brain with something more substantial than the company’s software upgrade. Try a great books list if you need to get started.

Rethink Your Finances

Often the woes in our life are caused by a lack of money and too many bills. Revaluate your spending habits. You may be buying senselessly without finding fulfillment. Learn to make wise purchases and save.  Look for deals. For example, this discount from Weightwatchers is a perfect way to save while also getting started on your personal makeover!…

It looks like there is a worldwide plot to alter trends in sunglasses on a nearly yearly basis. It fails of course, but sometimes something that should have never been in the first place becomes a trend through sheer consistency. Growing up we had a drawer in our house that held nothing but sunglasses of every size, shape and color. My parents finally sold that house and while moving them recently we rediscovered the drawer. Inside was a fifty year history of sunglasses in America. My sisters inspected each pair recalling who they belonged to and what vacation they were from or what boy they were dating at the time. My two daughters were of course ecstatic and gleefully picked out the ones they wanted, which was nearly all of them.

Back then only a few designers had gotten into the sunglasses game. We of course had Ray-Bans and Oakleys, which cost plenty, but there were no Dior, Gucci or Armani sunglasses to be found when I was growing up. Today you can not throw a stick in an optometrist's office without hitting a dozen designer frames. I'm not so vain that I will only wear the latest fashions, but if I'm dropping some money on a pair I prefer to get something that's at least in style right now.

Oversized sunglasses are still in for better or worse. I tried a few frames by Gucci and Prada and laughed because some were so big they looked more like a mask than sunglasses. No, I do not have an especially small face. Like all designer trends, they've taken a step closer to ridiculous in an attempt to be unique. What is new is the variety of lens shapes and colors. I still can not look at them without thinking of Charlie's Angels.

Aviator glasses are also still in, but have an elementone some kind of fashion inflected mutation. Double frames, rose tinted gradient lenses, oh my. These have never been my go to as they just look like dude glasses. It does not matter how well you do your hair, how sexy you dress or even how red your lipstick is, you still look like you're wearing your brother's sunglasses.

Of course cat eye sunglasses are back because they're fabulous. I'm hiring this is a style that never goes away and even if it does I'm still wearing them until the day I die. I had a pair of black and green Armani's with full tint lenses that made the beach at noon look like the dark side of the moon. I tried to find another pair after mine were lost somewhere between Nassau and Chicago, but they do not sell that model anymore which is horrible.

If you do pick up a new pair of sunglasses this summer, remember not to throw your old ones out. Put them in that drawer with all the others so that someday you can pass them on. Plus you never know, they could …

When I learned I had breast cancer, I decided that I needed to find out as much as I could about how my diet might impact my health. I absorbed everything I would get my hands on that discussed the importance of nutrition in regaining health and preventing a recurrence of cancer. Shortly after I learned I had cancer, I also found out that I am allergic to dairy and eggs. I needed to make changes to my lifestyle – fast.

The first thing to go was dairy. All of the years that I was consuming massive amounts of cheese was taking a toll on my health. Almost immediately upon giving it up, the majority of my migraine headaches disappeared. Another astonishing revelation was when, just as quickly, I no longer needed the Afrin nasal spray I had come to depend on to clear my sinuses for 35 years! I couldn’t leave the house without it. Now my need for it had disappeared. I had no idea that all of these issues were being caused by dairy.

Suddenly it was obvious, but for years I went along consuming dairy and suffering side effects without ever putting the two together. To improve my health on all counts, I realized that I needed to get back to basic, simple foods. No more processed junk foods, no more saturated fats, and no more refined white flours and sugars. So, along with dairy, I cut them out of my life. I now eat a mostly plant-based diet that is rich in nutrients and full of vitamins.

I buy organic when possible to avoid the pesticide and herbicide residues that are so prevalent in conventionally grown produce. I cook my meals from scratch. No more cans, packages or boxes (with a few exceptions). I now use my creativity and Google savvy to put together healthy meal ideas that work for my family. I noticed an immediate improvement to my health. I not only started to lose weight, and ultimately slowly and steadily lost 50 pounds, but I started to feel like my younger self again. More energetic, less achy, clearer skin.

I found that by merging elements from a vegan diet and a raw food lifestyle I could satisfy my family’s needs of eating healthy. The elements that I incorporated from the raw food diet is not only eating more vegetables in their raw state, but also eating foods that are “pure”. In other words, foods that are not processed or otherwise adulterated. They don’t contain chemicals or additives as they are mostly freshly made and consumed. However, it was not feasible to prepare only non-cooked foods 100% or the time. Although, I do try to eat at least 50% raw each day.

I needed to include hot healthy foods into my diet as well. In the northeast the winters are cold and it is just not possible for me to cut out all warm food. As far as veganism, I have eliminated all animal …

The history of the Electrolux Corporation did not start with the mighty "dollar" if one would ever interpret it this way, although there was a start of a big corporate organization with a handful of well-pocked gentlemen ready for turnover of big incorporated capital stocks to Start on a highly sophisticated corporation.

It was the other way around, for it started very humbly on "sales" some 90 years ago on one of the most celebrated appliance-unit, the "vacuum cleaner" of today's giant Electrolux Corporate Groups.

The Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner is the solid core of today's Electrolux business conglomerate. Less than a century ago, Axel Wenner-Gren, on a one-time window-shop-stroll through the busy streets of Vienna, Austria, he saw a vacuum cleaner in one of the shop windows.

An insight immediately came into mind, "What if every household will have the good chance to own one like it, life will be easier and happy." Leave the rest to history, for that single idea in selling the vacuum cleaners "house to house" has revolutionized into what is at present quality brand in appliance, Electrolux.

SUPERIOR MODEL TYPES ELECTROLUX VACUUM CLEANERS

Combines beautiful designs, best technical innovative features, and credibility in function, it tackles all tasks in the home to make easy and happier lives of people. Electrolux prices are far below the ordinary cost of other vacuum cleaners comparing in levels of its remarkable quality.

* Electrolux Oxygen 3 Ultra Canister (New Model) – This model features a full-sized power head with automatic electronics that leads the vacuum to adjust tasks to type of floor or any surface. Cleans 99.97% of all dusts and allergens and picks up the smallest particles. Price: $ 429.99.

* Electrolux Oxygen 3 Canister – made with a low-profile nozzle specifically to clean hard floors, and low level carpets. By pressing the vacuum handle chord automatically rewinds. Price: $ 348.

* Electrolux Oxygen 3 Upright – best for all kinds of modern-day floors. It's electronically adjusted to reach out heights. Push buttoned, nozzle for cleaning all types of floors. Price: $ 379.99.

* Electrolux Harmony – considered the quietest of all vacuum cleaners, powerful sound insulated motor with low nozzle, and turbo nozzle to clean pets' hair. Catch 99.97% dust and airborne allergen. Provided soft ergonomic handles for comfortable touch and grip. $ 274.

* Electrolux ProntoTM "2-in-1" – a model feature that allows you to reach anywhere. It has a 180-degree swivel head that allows cleaning anywhere around and under. Price: $ 99.99.

* Electrolux Trilobite – a robot vacuum made on a three sound navigation, and has three cleaning modes, the normal, the quick, and on the spot vacuuming. Has a charging station where the cleaning docks automatically. Price: $ 1,699.99.

Electrolux Vacuum Cleaners are the best selling items. They specialize in this kind of appliance-unit. Non-stop researchers for new and better designs and best in features are primary Electrolux concerns ever since. …

Fair to say, if you are living anywhere in the country, you are probably paying more property taxes than you should. The National Taxpayers Union, in fact, estimates that approximately 60% of all US properties are currently overassessed.

What makes this particularly shocking is that, since 2003, prices of median homes have declined dramatically. We would therefore expect tax assessments to be adjusted so as to reflect such declines in market values – though this has generally not been the case. Therefore property taxes for many homeowners unfairly continue to increase despite a continued decrease in local home values.

Due to a considerable shortfall in budgets, many municipalities are, in essence, heaping extra taxes on homeowners – many of whom are exercising their constitutional right for an appeal. Though appealing property tax assessments can be difficult and time consuming – and not always successful – being well-prepared for the fight can significantly increase your chances of success.

Assess your assessment

It is important to understand how your property is assessed. Ask a local realtor to help you compare your property with similar properties which sold recently to determine its market value. Multiply that value with the assessment ratio that has been established for your town. If the market value of your property is, say, $100,000 and its assessment ratio is 80%, this means the tax levied on that property is $80,000. Some rural areas and high class neighborhoods use another method of assessment by estimating the house replacement cost by adjusting factors such as the land value.

Property Record Card

Check for errors in your assessment next. To do so, you will need to obtain the worksheet of your property from your local assessor’s office. This work sheet is also known as property record card and contains information of your property such as number of rooms, dimensions, number of bathrooms, and so on. Check whether all the information about your property provided in the worksheet is correct or not. If you discover any incorrect or missing information submit this information immediately to the local assessor along with a blue print of your property. In this way you will could receive an immediate reduction and become exempt from a formal appeal.

Comparable Sales

Compare the assessed value of your property with other similar properties in that area. Look at the property’s worksheet to compare other factors like square footage, age, bedrooms, bathrooms, and so on. In this way you may be in a stronger position to appeal if your property’s assessed value is determined to be higher than at least five other properties. Make a list of comparable properties along with their other details like square footage, construction material grades, same neighborhood, and so on. This list should be produced when demanded by the assessor. The record of your neighborhood’s properties is available at the website of your local assessor.

In case you find only three assessed properties at lower and three at a higher value don’t lose hope because in …

Finding the right birthday present for your husband or boyfriend means you want a gift that will knock his socks off. If your hubby or BF happens to love movies, you’re actually in luck. Gifts for movie buffs aren’t hard to track down. More than likely your man actually has a favorite director or movie series they love, or maybe they collect memorabilia. Either way, you have some pretty nice clues from which to work.

If you’re thinking birthday excursion or outing, you can keep it pretty simple, geek out a little, be romantic, or blow his mind. Here are five birthday outing ideas sure to make the movie-loving man in your life happy:

1. Treat Him to a Movie – Yes, this is ridiculously simple. Yes, this doesn’t seem that noteworthy. Ultimately, your reason for treating your special guy to a movie means he just has to be ready to enjoy a movie. Buy him any size popcorn he wants and have him wash it down with a big soft drink. Maybe he’s a fan of a particular size screen or theater that provides drinks and a legitimate meal with the movie. You’d be surprised how much this would mean to him.

2. Optimize His Movies On-The-Go – In this day and age, everyone tends to have a smartphone, and if your boyfriend or husband loves movies, he’s watching movies on that small screen. Why not make his phone become a mobile movie theater by getting him his own smart phone movie projector? There are numerous models available and costs vary from about $30.00 and up.

3. Have a Backyard Picnic Movie Screening – You can create a mobile movie theater for your backyard. The technology for home movie projectors and sound systems is incredibly affordable than before. An HDMI cable will allow you to connect your laptop or DVD/Blu-Ray player. But what about the screen? There are numerous tutorials for DIY movie screens, and there is even an inflatable movie screen! Sure, it’s an outing to the backyard, but there aren’t too many places you can have a picnic and movie with your sweetie all alone.

4. Plan A Movie Tour – If your man knows movies, he definitely knows where movies were filmed nearby. Why not make him feel as though you’ve listened to everything he’s had to say about film locations in the area? Get in the car and have him geek out by visiting the actual locations. Better yet, why not tour places where classic movie scenery and sets still remain? Better still, hop on a plane to Hollywood and take part in a classic movie tour.

5. Rent Out An Entire Theater – Here’s where you go big! Call your local movie house and ask about venue rentals. You can find out minimum numbers of guests, times available, and you can even ask about the amenities available to your party. What better way to tell your big guy you love him than by getting …

Relationships are hard work, and while we’d all like to admit we do our part to keep the spark alive in our respective relationships, everyone gets a little too comfortable. More often than not, couples decide that maybe a nice trip will be a great way to get that twinkle back into each other’s eyes, and they head off to places like… Red River, New Mexico?

While it may not be a darling in the romantic getaway world, Red River is probably the best thing that could happen to a romantic getaway. Just think about it: less crowds & congestion because it’s not as traversed as other destinations, a great small-town environment from an actual small town (statistics indicate a population of about five-hundred people), and a hidden gem in the Rocky Mountains (elevation is nearly 9,000 feet above sea level). Nothing is more romantic than time alone with your sweetheart, and you’ve got that in spades in the wonderfully untapped potential of Red River.

It must be understood that if you venture to Red River, you’ll encounter snow. In fact, you’ll encounter a lot of snow. Weather figures note an average of over 200 inches of snow per year, and in a town that has an area of one square mile (per United States Census Bureau), you’ll need to really appreciate snow. Herein lies the romance. Maybe you & your beloved are from an area of the country that sees little to no snow ever. In fact, either of you may not have ever interacted with snow. Why not experience the magic of not only being together in the Rocky Mountains but also experiencing epic snow as a couple? You can almost see it now: rosy-cheeked selfies, building snowmen together, taking a skiing lesson together. It practically has romance written all over it.

Now, here’s where the sweet romantic in you needs to embrace the notion of thinking outside the box. Sure, the snow thing is awesome, but remember, you’re in a remote mountain setting, so you’ll need to tap into the things you & your partner are really into, and if its history, you’re in luck. Red River, NM, even with its small size, has, at last count, five spots recognized as being worthy to be on the National Registry of Historic Places including the Little Red School House Museum and the Pierre Fuller House. It’s also important to note that Red River gained attention as part of a second gold rush in the 1870s. Mining was a part of the town’s identity until about 1931. In many ways, you’re looking at a quintessential American mountain town that planted its roots during a tumultuous era of expansion & change in this country, and that’s pretty cool.

Finally, if you’re looking for something akin to a getaway for just the two of you without too much going on except spending time together, why not check out the Lifts West Condominium Hotel on Main Street? Not only do you have …

Romantic communication is just one of the proven communication tools you can use to make your man fall madly in love and fulfill your heart’s romantic desires. There is a lot of love-creating power in the romantic words that come out of your mouth. This article will reveals 70 romantic phrases you can start using today to make your man fall madly in

love. You may not say these things phrased exactly the way I have written them, but if you want your man to be addicted to your love, you must speak to him with words that will melt the walls he has build around his heart.

Feel free to use any of the romantic phrases that best suit your communication style.

1. All I care about is being with you forever.

2. All the gold and diamond in the world are not enough to buy the love I have for you.

3. God created you for just for me.

4. I am addicted to your love.

5. I am crazy about you.

6. I cannot live without you.

7. I cannot stop thinking about you.

8. I did not mean to hurt your feelings.

9. I do not want to wake up from this wonderful dream with you.

10. I feel safe when I am with you.

11. I get lost in ecstasy when you make love to me.

12. I have finally discovered true love – you.

13. I love talking to you.

14. I love the way you make love to me.

15. I miss your hugs and kisses when we are apart.

16. I thank God for the day he brought you into my life.

17. I want to spend forever with you.

18. I will give anything to be with you.

19. I will give you my heart, my body, and my soul.

20. I will go with you to the ends of the world as long as you keep loving me.

21. I will rather be broke than trade your love for a million dollars.

22. I will travel a thousand miles to be with you.

23. I wish God had brought you to me sooner.

24. If anything happens to you, I will go crazy.

25. If I could I would make love to you a thousand times.

26. If I had to live life over again, I would live it with you.

27. If loving you is a sin, then let me be guilty.

28. If our love is blind, then I never want it to see the light of day.

29. Life without you will be like going to sleep and never having sweet dreams.

30. Loving you feels like heaven.

31. Loving you has made life even sweeter.

32. Loving you has made my life so full of joy and happiness.

33. My heart cries when we are apart.

34. You are my love, my heart, and my life.

35. No man has loved me the way you love …

Introduction

Our country is endowed with a good degree of ethnic and regional diversity. About three-fourth of the total population resides in the rural areas and majority of them are dependent upon agriculture for their subsistence. Agriculture contributes about 24.7% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country. It also contributes about 13.1% to the total Indian exports. This sector provides employment to 58.4% of the country’s workforce and livelihood to more than 650 million people. Despite this fact, the condition of these people has not shown any significant improvement.

The development of the nation largely depends upon the development of the rural population. Mahatma Gandhi had once said: “India’s way is not Europe’s. India is not Calcutta and Bombay. India lives in her several hundreds of villages”.

Rural Market Potential

India is an agro-based economy and the growth of most of the other sectors of economy is driven by rural demand. Urban market is reaching towards the saturation point, thus bringing in and urgent need to focus on rural development. Moreover, more than 70% of India’s population lives in villages and constitutions a big market for industry because of increasing disposal incomes and awareness level.

In comparison to just 5,161 towns in India there are 6,38,365 villages in India. This in itself is an indicator where the real India resides. Companies are realizing slowly but surely that the key to gain true market leadership lies in tapping the rural potential. However, the rural sector in India suffers from different kinds of problems. Some areas are having enough money but their level of awareness and hence consumerism is very low. But there are many areas where economic empowerment, education, health etc., are major problems.

What is rural marketing

While there is a large growth in the urban market, the rural or latent market is yet to be tapped, and has an enormous potential for growth. A rural market can be defined as any market that exists in a area where the population is less than 10, 000. The rural market in India is scattered and spread over a wide geographical area. Indian market is divided into urban and rural markets.

o Urban market is flooded with low demand.

o Rural market witnesses a high demand It’s the rural segment of market that contributes more profit than its urban counterpart. Rural marketing broadly involves reaching customers, understanding their wants, supply of goods and services, and ultimately satisfying consumers, leading to more sales. The general impression is that only agricultural inputs like seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, cattle feed and agricultural machinery have a potential for growth in the rural market. However, there is a growing market for consumer goods now. It has been estimated the rural market is growing at the rate of five times its urban counterpart.

Challenges in Rural Marketing

Though rural markets are a huge attraction to marketers, it is not easy to enter the market and take a sizeable share of the market, in the short time due …

Are you thinking of renovating your house or apartment? If so, you should consider a few very important factors. Your city or state may have certain regulations regarding the renovation of buildings and you have to follow the rules. For instance, your building or house should pass the sound insulation test.

A professional from the concerned company will pay a visit to your house to make sure the sound coming out of walls and floors of your house is within the set limits. Actually, this step is taken to make sure your neighbors won’t get disturbed by the noise coming out of your premises. What type of sound tests will they do? Read on to find out.

Adjacent Room Test

As the name suggests, the professional will do the test on two rooms that share a common wall. For instance, the professional will check the bedrooms of a pair of apartments that share the same wall.

For bigger rooms, the acoustic company may use the airborne sound insulation testing. The noise level is measured on the other side of the wall. If the noise level is too high, the apartment owner is requested to take the necessary steps.

Single Floor Testing

In this test, two rooms are tested. One is located on the first floor and the other is located right above the first floor room. The professional will test how much noise the other room receives.

The noise level in the second room shouldn’t be too high. Usually, the airborne test is conducted to get the desired results.

Several Floors and Walls

If your house or apartments has tons of walls and floors, the application of the tests will be difficult. So, how would the acoustic test done for all the rooms and walls? Well, the acoustic company may go for the sample testing instead.

For several walls and floors, the professional may choose to randomly test 10 out of 100 walls and floors. This procedure is followed in order to save time and cost. If all the rooms are tested, the cost and time for the entire procedure will be too much. And the companies have a lot of other buildings to check.

When Should You Get the Testing Done?

Before you get in touch with the company, make sure you meet the fundamental parameters. For your convenience, we have made a list of parameters that should be met:

· Make sure you have installed all the windows and doors

· Make sure all the rooms are free of clutter

· Make sure the entire ventilation systems are in place

· Make sure the electrical system is ready

· Make sure there is no external noise during the test

So, before you call the acoustic company to test the noise level of your apartment, we suggest that you check all the points. Since each company has some specific regulations, you should consider them before making arrangements for the test. Once you have considered these points, you can call …