Archive for February, 2009

Unlimited Wii Downloads Is A Scam

Warning: Please read my Unlimited Wii Downloads Review if you haven’t heard of it in the past. They are one of the most popular game download sites currently, but, is UnlimitedWiiDownloads.com a scam site?

Before starting, if you do not have downloads experience before, you have to know about free sites that would show you how you can ultimately get these free games. Don’t worry, click on the sites and I will wait here to guide through.

Have you ever checked out these sites? Now, isn’t it great to know that there is a site that offers unlimited download of Wii games? Yes, the keyword is ‘unlimited’! Plus, do you know how much is the membership package? If you haven’t, I am here to inform you that it is being retailed at a price lesser than buying a Wii game! That means, by paying the price which is less than a meal at your local steak house, you can gain access to unlimited downloads of Wii games. I personally think that this already is a good deal!

Well, I know what you’re thinking about. Sure, this is a good deal, but it is still not even close to what I have highlighted about teaching you how to get free Wii games. Can you be sure that it isn’t? Think of it this way, if you do not know about this site, you would still be buying wii games piece by piece. Buying one Wii game might cost you $30-$80 in my country. I do not know the price of Wii games in your country, but I guess it is about that amount right? Now whats the price of the unlimited wii downloads package again? Are you seeing the gread deal now?

Here is how it goes, if you are not aware of this unlimited download package, am I right to say that you would have to buy Wii games piece by piece. Surely, there are sites that offer a discount within a period but how much can you save? So, how many piece of games would you buy? At least 15? I guess thats the least, given that there are a large variety of fun and entertaining games Wii is having. If you are going to buy 10 pieces of games, with this unlimited download, all you need to do is to pay less than $50 (approximately the price of one game), wouldn’t you say that I have just shown you a way to get 9 free Wii games?

Yes, you get the point, simply by paying for the price of approximately one single Wii game, you can get access to unlimited download of Wii games, if this is not akin to free Wii games, I do not know what is!

I have done in-depth video tutorials on how the top 4 Nintendo Wii download sites work internally. If you’re still confused of which download site to choose, this is a very good time for you to take a tour in my site to see which are scams while which offer the best value for money service!

Read my full review in UnlimitedWiiDownloads Review

Each and every one of you should be aware of the dangers put forth by identity theft crimes. If you don’t want to fall victim to identity theft, then you need to investigate identity theft protection service.

Because the use of credit is rising, and because many people are taking out loans on a fairly regular basis, a lot of your personally identifying information is floating around. When there is more of your personal information out in the open, the more it is likely you will become become the next victim of ID theft.

Luckily, there are steps which you can do to lower the chances of becoming a victim of identity theft. Most likely the step that is most affective, and is one of the simplest items that you can do is to subscribe to an ID theft prevention company, such as identityTruth.

IdentityTruth gives you protection from ID theft by using a few different methods. First and foremost they put a credit fraud alert on your credit bureau report with the major credit reporting agencies. What this does is that anytime a new credit account is attempted to be opened using your information, you have to first be contacted about this. Doing so allows you to have the final word about who opens credit with your information.

Next, identityTruth watches many sites that illegally sell vital information, to ensure that your personal information is not being sold. And identityTruth also takes your name off of junk mail lists so that you stop getting those credit card offers via the postal service, thus reducing the possibility of ID theft via the mail.

Other services exist that provide protection from ID theft, in addition to identityTruth. If you want an alternative to identityTruth, have a look at Trusted ID.

A smart consumer should be mindful of what is going on with their important personal data. Being one step ahead of the matter of identity theft is . To find out more about identity theft information, then you really should look at what identityTruth has to offer.

Children Love Outdoor Climbing Toys

Climbing Trees

If you have ever had any doubt that humans are related to monkeys all you need to do is observe how young toddlers scramble and climb, even before they can walk properly.

Climbing, using all our limbs, is a skill which we, like monkeys, are designed for. Enabling young children to develop their climbing skills, safely, is good for their development in many ways.

If children were to design their own outdoor play areas would they be anything like those that adults provide for them? Unlikely. Outdoor play spaces designed by children would most likely be filled with natural elements like trees to climb, gardens to investigate and hide in, water in ponds and streams, mud pools, sand pits, greens and games pitches. They would also be packed with all sorts of outdoor climbing toys, rock walls, rope ladders, climbing frames, treehouses, ladders, swings and slides.

Children need and welcome challenges and opportunities to develop their balance, their self reliance and confidence. What do many children do when they encounter a climbable tree? They climb it. They jump from its branches. Older and bolder children will test themselves to see how far they can climb. They may even pester you to attach a Tarzan swing or a rope ladder. If you are lucky enough to have a suitable climbing tree in your garden you may be pressured into building a treehouse.

If you are not lucky enough to have a tree in your back garden you can still fulfil your child’s desire to climb with a well made outdoor climbing toy. Maybe a climbing frame or playset with a rope ladder attached, or even a rock wall.

As children play together outdoors they get the opportunity to develop many skills including their social and psychomotor skills. They will gain familiarity with their physical selves, bodily strength and develop an enthusiasm for healthy outdoor activities.

Aside from the financial cost, the trauma of moving home or moving office (especially in a big city like London) can seem almost overwhelming.  London removals will never be entirely stress free, but they can at least get a bit more Green if you follow some of these suggestions from Amber Moves.
Before you move, rationalise the stuff you actually need to take with you.  Do you really need to put all the accumulated junk you’ve gathered over the years in a removal van, transporting it across London, costing you money and using additional fuel? 
Moving is a very good opportunity to have a clear out of furniture, clothes, gadgets etc that you just don’t need any longer.  But when you do that, don’t just throw those things away!  Recycling them makes sense, reduces your carbon footprint and helps out someone else while saving you money on London removal and storage costs. 
Depending on the quality of the item, you can use local freesheets or websites to sell unwanted or surplus stuff you’d rather not take on the van, making some spare cash for yourself.That’s a particularly good incentive to encourage younger kids and teenagers to ‘cull’ the contents of their bedrooms if they know there will be pocket money at the end!
If there are any local charity shops near you they will probably be delighted to take your clothing and furniture off your hands.   Books are always popular with various charity shops, and that will save you cost and effort too.  Books and records are deceptively heavy, so when it comes to packing you have to use serval smaller boxes or half-fill larger cartons which obviously isn’t the most efficient use of space.  Many charities will also call and collect larger items.
Surplus furniture and larger soft furnishing items will also be sorted out by the FRN (Furniture Re-use Network) on www.frn.org.uk which supports charitable re-use organisations and helps very poor and run down households get furniture, white goods and other household items at affordable prices. 
Once you’ve cleared the decks (and done some good in the process) make sure that your removal company has an active recycling policy and is committed to reducing landfill waste and uses boxes and crates that are made of recycled materials or are capable of being recycled. 
At the end of the day, although the hassle of a London removal won’t go away, you will at least have minimised the sheer bulk  you need to transport and helped out the environment, yourself, some deserving causes and not least your removal company too!

The climate and the economy may both be in difficult times at the moment but that is no reason as to why you can’t save on a bit of energy within your own household. Expert advice can not only help you beat the credit crunch but also try and help make the planet a much more eco friendly and greener place.
Some handy tips to implement around the household would include electing an ‘Energy Champion’. This person would make sure that all of the light switches and power were turned off if the evening and at times where it is not needed. Secondly, you can change the connectors around the house to be low energy ones so they will also help with saving vital energy around the house. Turning down the thermostat in the house is always a good way to conserve energy, sometimes I found that my family had the thermostat on even in the summer! There is absolutely no need, you can save so much power by just being aware of what power you are using in the first place. That is the key.
One easy way of monitoring how much power your house is using is buying an ‘Owl’ meter. This will give you a constant reading of how much electricity you are using, identifying exactly where your energy usage goes. Monitoring your household energy output can half your monthly bill say the manufactures so it is definitely worth the time.
Switching to an induction oven is another great way to cut back on your electricity and power bills. Induction ovens dispense with the need to have gas burners on all day and are 93% efficient. This could play a massive part on cutting back your energy bill as you will no doubt be cooking and using the high energy buring oven at least two or three times a day. A good eye opener is to ask your energy supplier for a a detailed energy waste bill. This means that they can send you over all the power that your household has used over the last six months in comparison to the national average.
One of the most common tools used to save on power are energy saving light bulbs. These are readily available from most stores around the country and will save you an absolute fortune. They are cheap and easy to install and will shave plenty off of your bill. These magical light bulbs save energy by reducing the amount of copper used in the solenoids in the bulb which will then save you hard earned cash.

The Simple and Easy Way to Carpet Cleaning

Let’s face it. It has to be done. Personally, I put it off as much as possible. What is this dreaded chore? It is carpet cleaning. I have a couple kids and a couple dogs. My carpets get dirty.

There are times when all I need is a little cleaning. Perhaps something spilled, or worse yet, we had an accident. I keep some carpet cleaning solution and boys pirates bedding always on hand at my home for just those times. I spray on the solution, let it sit a little, scrub the stain a little and the spot is gone. I am considering getting one of those spot removal carpet cleaning machines to help with scrub away some of the more difficult spots and stains.

After a while though, I find that my carpet needs a more thorough cleaning. Maybe the spill covered a large area or it has been a few months since the carpet has been really cleaned and I have had many spots and stains. Like many people, I have found it convenient to go and rent a Rug Doctor to do my boys cowboy bedding cleaning and also carpet cleaning. The challenge always is to time my rental so I do the most cleaning in the time allotted. If my rental is 24 hours, then I really have overnight to do as much cleaning as possible. When I rent the Rug Doctor to do my carpet cleaning, I pick up some cleaners and carpet deodorizers at the same time to remove pet odors from my carpet. These work well.

The other carpet cleaning I have done is to call in the professionals. I personally put that off as much as possible, mostly because I really need to clean up the rooms enough to move all the furniture around. Once the professionals come to do the carpet cleaning,  they do a great job. They move all the furniture and my boys airplane bedding and give my carpet a wonderful deep cleaning. Once the carpet is clean, they return the furniture to its right place, usually placing the furniture on small foam blocks to preserve the carpet until it is fully dry.

I have one comment to make about having carpet cleaning professionals come to clean your carpets. The chemicals used may be strong. If you are sensitive or have some chemical or cleaning agent allergies, you may want to be somewhere else until the carpets have been cleaned, are fully dry and you have let some fresh air come into your house. Other than that, I have found my experience with the professionals to be great and well worth the time and effort.

Reflecting on the History of Glass

An Animated History of Glass

Natural glass forms when certain types of rock is melted at a high temperature. Stone age humans are thought to have used sharp implements made from obsidian which is a naturally occurring glass produced by rapidly cooling volcanic lava. The earliest man-made glass is in the form of glass beads that are thought to date from around 3500 BC.

Hollow glass production is known to have been produced in around 1500 BC by Egyptian craftsmen who had developed a way of producing glass pots. The earliest examples of Egyptian glassware are three beautiful vases bearing the name of Pharaoh Thoutmosis III from 1504 – 1450 BC. The practice of glassblowing was not used until around 27 BC to AD 14 and is attributed to Syrian craftsmen.

The Romans were responsible for seeding the spread and popularisation of glassmaking technology. It was the clever Romans who were responsible for the discovery of clear glass and began its use in architectural applications. High status buildings in Rome, Herculanium and Pompeii were the first to be fitted with almost transparent glass windows.

The Romans closely guarded their glass making secrets and it wasn’t until the collapse of the Roman empire that glassmaking skills and technology actually began to spread throughout Europe and into the middle east. The Venetians, in particular, gained a reputation for glassmaking skill and artistic ability. They were particuarly skilled in the practice of making of glass bottles and many of the city’s craftsmen left Italy to set up glassworks throughout Europe.

Leaping from Roman times to the modern day and we see how much glassmaking technology has progressed with the availability of self cleaning glass, safety glass, impact resistant and bullet proof glass. Glassware has also developed enormously throughout the centuries since Roman times with glasses of various shapes and sizes optimally designed for very specific applications.

If you are looking for top quality crystal glass items including wine glasses, decanters, and a multitude of glasses for various occasions John Jenkins Direct have what you are looking for.

LifeLock Review – Stolen Identity Protection

Today, you have to make sure you are familiar with the possibility that your identity can be stolen. With the crime of identity theft increasing, the chance of you falling victim to ID theft increases with each passing day.

Companies such as LifeLock help with identity protection plan by placing a theft alert on your credit report. So if a person goes to open up a new financial account with your personal information, you will be notified first. This means you confirm that it is you that really wants the new account opened, instead of someone trying to steal your identity.

LifeLock continually checks many sources, such as online sites, for suspicious activity dealing with your personal information. Identity thieves often sell personal data to make money. By monitoring the usual sites were such activities take place, LifeLock is being proactive when it comes to stolen identity protection.

By offering a $1 Million Total Service Guarantee, LifeLock is putting their reputation on the line that they can protect you from identity theft. If your identity is stolen while you subscribe to LifeLock’s service, they will pay up to $1 Million to fight your identity theft. This is definitely a comfort to have such a service supporting you when it comes to identity theft protection plan.

LifeLock offers plans for individuals and children. Currently, they do not have a service that covers your entire household. LifeLock has competitors that have such a plan, so if this is incredibly important to you, there are other options.

Identity theft protection is very important and LifeLock is one of the best identity prevention companies. With services beginning at only $9 per month, there are not many better solutions available to you when it comes to protecting your identity.

Make today the day you start using LifeLock to keep from becoming the next victim of identity theft. Because ID theft crimes are on the rise, identity theft protection is becoming a hot commodity. Using LifeLock is a great way to protect yourself and offers great protection for pennies a day.

Phishing is a pretty new approach being utilized by criminal elements that are intent on getting ahold of your identity or gaining access to other information that is personal to you. They do this by putting out emails in bulk that look like emails that are sent by genuine businesses, in hopes to get you to click on links which take you to a website designed to steal your information.

With the phishing technique, criminals make emails that are modeled after emails sent out by companies you might have done business with. With these impostor emails, you are directed to click on links that have you end up on a fraud website, again modeled after the real company website. You are tricked into providing them with valuable data which is used by the criminal. This is a great reason to use a identity theft fraud protection solution.

The main stream media has been giving more attention to this criminal activity because they are becoming more popular. The entire criminal affair has become very sophisticated, which is making it very hard to distinguish if you are in receipt of a phishing email, or have found yourself on a phishing website. It is very vital that you be aware of emails you receive and the links you click on.

Phishing attempts might be thought of as a form of evolved spam. Most spam is an attempt to get you to visit a website and make a purchase. The advent of phishing takes this to a whole new level as they are attempting to trick you into clicking through to a website and providing valuable personal information to the criminals.

This means that once you have given out your personal data, the thief then has free reign to do what they wish with your information. For example, if they got a hold of your login information to your online banking, the thief could gain access to your online account and take all of your money and leave you with nothing. The possibilities are limitless.

These criminal sites are online for only a very limited time, so if you were able to notify the appropriate agencies about the criminal activity, chances are nothing would happen. A short time is all the thieves require to convince a handful of people to provide what the thieves are seeking, then they disappear.

Many of the large phishing efforts come from foreign countries, which means even if law enforcement could track them down, there is little that they can do. Your best defense to a phishing attack is to refrain from clicking on any email links and to use a good identity fraud protection plan.

This phishing scheme is yet another way criminal organizations are using complex techniques to steal personal information belonging to you so so they can profit from it. Be wary of any email from a financial institution or other business you are familiar with. And to be safe, think about using a identity fraud protection plan.

A contested divorce is when the husband and wife cannot agree on spouse support, child support, child custody issues, or other divorce disagreements.

Some people when divorcing have been hurt so much emotionally, that they feel whatever the costs that they’re going to get even. And, sometimes a quick contested divorce is simply filed out of spite and as a means of making the other spouse suffer. In some cases the ruling judge will recognize this fact and simply throw the case out. But in other cases, while the suit is obviously punitive and trivial, there is enough evidence to force the suit to go forward. In the end, this serves no one really well except for the lawyers. If you are the emotionally injured party, the best thing to do is simply to cool off, make a rational decision, and go on with the rest of your life.

Frequently lost in all of the judicial proceedings is the wellbeing of the children. The damaging effects of an unstable marriage on kids have been documented for many years. But there are every bit as many detrimental effects on children from unstable or vindictive divorces. If a contested divorce increases the odds of your child becoming emotionally damaged and more prone to obedience problems, you have to ask yourself if all the fighting is worth it. As researches have repeatedly said, it’s not the divorce that causes the many problems found in kids whose parents were divorced, it’s the conflict, anger, and other problems arising from the divorce.

Even leaving apart the personal and family issues, the problems of a contested divorce are numerous. Depending upon the complexity of the law suit, it could be more than a year until your case even gets to trial. Is this time you have to waste? And remember that while this is going on, your legal bills are piling up and every thousand dollars that goes to the attorneys are another thousand dollars that you won’t be receiving. And in the end, you could very well lose the case and never get the justice you so passionately wanted.

Tips On Choosing The Appropriate Parrot Cages

Once you’ve got your parrot, it will become your immediate family member for a long time, so if you’re really concerned about your parrot, it’s your responsibility to make sure your parrot gets the best cages you could get.

Seeing how his bird cage will be his home for the most part of his life (unfortunately, leaving even the best trained parrots fly freely through the house poses a real danger to them, or is a potential risk for them to run away), hence choosing the appropriate parrot cages is a very important task

The first criteria of choosing the appropriate parrot cages should obviously be the bird cage’s size.It would be much better if the parrot cages’ size can be directly proportional to the parrot size. Sticking a large macaw in a small cage will not only make him uncomfortable, but it will actually affect his health and mood in a negative sense, for obvious reasons.

This doesn’t mean that smaller birds should get small cages either. Honestly, the larger the cage, the happier the parrot will be! Of course, your home’s decorations might not allow you to purchase the larger bird cages, but try finding a small room that has ample space for a parrot cage, placing it there would be much better rather than on “traditional”, smaller places.

And even if you are able to get the largest of parrot cages from the local stores, it is important that you remember that it is still a CAGE. Give your parrot ample space to fly (around the house, be reminded that no windows or doors are left open where it could escape through) will do heaps of good for his liveliness, mood and health. Try keeping an eye for discounts on parrot cages too because this will certainly save you a hell of a money.

When you’re choosing the appropriate parrot cages, the parrot cages’ shape is also very important.You might have noticed that most normal cages have a cylindrical shape, also having a greater height than their length.

These are extremely unhealthy for your parrot, since they don’t allow him to exercise his flight (they can’t fly straight up or straight down, can they?).

Vertical cages have their advantages, allowing the parrots to climb up and down between bars, offering a better compensation for the fact that they can’t fly as freely.

The material from which the bars and cage door are made of is also one of the critical consideration when choosing the appropriate parrot cages. Some bird cages are made of low-quality plastics or toxic metals and since most parrots have the bad habit of chewing everything around them, the negative effects these cages could cause are pretty obvious. Not only that, the quality of bird cages also reflects the atmosphere of your overall home decoration.

Although these are the one of the main parameters you should focus on whenever you’re choosing a parrot cage, you might want to pay more attention to further details, how easily are parrot cages maintained (it depends alot on the material used for the cage), the ability to attach perches and accessories directly to the cage, its bar spacing (you should make sure that your parrot won’t get caught between the bars in case they are too tight) and having a secure door.

The main point is, you should see things from your parrot’s stand point whenever you’re choosing the appropriate parrot cages, try to ask yourself what can you do to make it more comfortable and happy. But make sure you also don’t put a hole on your wallet when you choosing the appropriate parrot cages, it’s best you do a research on the best offers on parrot cages for sale in the market before anything else!

Once you’ve got your parrot, it will become your immediate family member for a long time, so if you’re really concerned about your parrot, it’s your responsibility to make sure your parrot gets the best cages you could get.

Seeing how his bird cage will be his home for the most part of his life (unfortunately, leaving even the best trained parrots fly freely through the house poses a real danger to them, or is a potential risk for them to run away), hence choosing the appropriate parrot cages is a very important task

The first criteria of choosing the appropriate parrot cages should obviously be the bird cage’s size.The parrot cages’ size is advisable to be directly proportional to the parrot size. By sticking a large macaw in a smaller cage will not only cause uncomfortable to your parrot, but also your parrot’s health and mood will be affected in a negative way, for more obvious reasons.

However, this doesn’t imply that smaller birds should have small cages either. Frankly, the larger the cage, the happier the parrot will be! Of course, you might not be able to fit the largest bird cages due to your house’s decorations , you can try finding a small room that has ample space for a parrot cage, placing it there would be much better rather than on “traditional”, smaller places.

And even if you are able to get the largest of parrot cages from the store front,you must remember that it is still a CAGE. Give your parrot ample space to fly (around the house, be reminded that no windows or doors are left open where it could escape through) will do heaps of good for his liveliness, mood and health. Try keeping an eye for discounts on parrot cages too because this will certainly save you a hell of a money.

While choosing the appropriate parrot cages, the parrot cages’ shape is also another crucial factor. You might have noticed that most traditional cages have a cylindrical shape, having a greater height than their length.

These are extremely unhealthy for your parrot, since they don’t allow him to exercise his flight (they can’t fly straight up or straight down, can they?).

Vertical cages is certainly at an advantage, for the fact that they allow the parrots to climb up and down between bars, offering a better compensation for the fact that they can’t exercise appropriately.

The material from which the bars and cage door are made of is also one of the critical consideration when choosing the appropriate parrot cages. Some bird cages are made of low-quality plastics or toxic metals and since most parrots have the bad habit of chewing everything around them, the negative effects these cages could cause are pretty obvious. Not only that, the quality of bird cages also reflects the atmosphere of your overall home decoration.

Although these are the one of the main parameters you should focus on when you’re choosing a parrot cage, you might also want to pay attention to smaller details such as how easily can the parrot cages can be maintained (this could be depending on the material used for the cage), the ability to attach perches and accessories directly to the cage, its bar spacing (for safety reasons, so that your parrot doesn’t get caught between the bars if they are too tight) and having a secure door.

The thing is, you should see things from your parrot’s stand point whenever you’re choosing the appropriate parrot cages, try asking yourself what else you can do to make your parrot more comfortable and happy. But make sure you also don’t put a hole on your wallet when you choosing the appropriate parrot cages, it’s best you do a research on the best offers on parrot cages for sale in the market before anything else!

Losing hair is a huge problem that a whole bunch of men and women are affected by. People with this condition have to come to the conclusion that there is hope. Depending on why you are losing your hair, there are treatments that have been determined to work. A popular hair loss product can be found here: Provillus for Women.

Hair loss is a gradual process, and is often times blamed on genetics. Female and male pattern baldness is one of the most common reasons of hair loss, and is caused by genetics.

It is natural for you to lose hair, as it takes place during the body’s renewal process. However, as our bodies age, loss of hair becomes more common. Hair follicles weaken and scalp tissue dehydrates.

With women, losing hair frequently occurs during menopause and childbirth. This is usually due to changes in estrogen hormone levels that bring about loss of hair.

Loss of hair can also be caused by a serious medical issue. It is always a good idea to consult with a doctor if you are suffering hair loss. They will ascertain if you hair loss is caused by to genetics, or something more grave.

Hair loss is more common as we age, but it can affect men as early as puberty. Both men and women are affected by it, though we find it to be more accepted in society to have balding men, then it is to have women with signs of hair loss.

Many products are available for purchase that are designed to help you with your condition of losing hair. Get more information about one hair loss product here: Provillus reviews. Many of the products available today have the same active component, because of the fact that there are only a couple of Food and Drug Administration approved ingredients for the treatment of hair loss. The majority of products for hair loss are only affective for use on the very top of your head, otherwise known as the vertex, or crown.

For those experiencing loss of hair and desire to do something about it, the most important thing you need to do is make sure that your condition is not due to some sort of medical issue. If your hair loss is because of something that may be controlled, you should find out what hair loss treatment options are available for you.

How to Buy a Baby Grand Piano

Being able to play a musical instrument is a talent that many people wish they had.  The piano is an elegant instrument and once you learn how to play it will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Although a grand piano is the dream of many people who do play, it is a large and cumbersome instrument.  Unless you have a very large space you simply won’t be able to accommodate one in your home like you would with a nice set of kids bedding design themes.

A perfect alternative is a baby grand piano. A baby grand piano has all of the same features as a grand piano but just on a smaller scale. Many people choose to purchase a baby grand piano or boys bedding sets for their child as they begin lessons.  This is a wonderful motivator for the child as they feel proud to be playing such an impressive instrument. The child will continue to play the baby grand piano as they mature.  With proper care and maintenance the piano will actually last the child their entire life. 

Purchasing a baby grand piano can seem like a daunting task especially if you’ve never bought a piano before.  It’s not difficult though and there are several avenues available when it comes to buying one.

Many baby grand pianos can be purchased used.  People lose interest in playing or someone passes away and the piano sits quietly collecting dust.

Your local newspaper may be a good resource for finding kids room decoration or a  used baby grand piano.  You’ll want to contact the person selling it and inquire about its condition and price.  If you are impressed by what you hear over the phone you should schedule an appointment to view the piano.

If you do choose to purchase a used baby grand piano you’ll need to contact a piano mover.  Piano movers are unique in that they are skilled in moving pianos without causing any damage to the instrument.

Baby grand pianos can also be purchased at many music stores.  In this case you may even be able to specially order the color of the piano as well as the piano bench.  Although black is still the most popular color in baby grand pianos many people like the beauty of a white piano as well.  Another benefit of purchasing from a music store is that they will be able to arrange delivery of the piano for you. 

It takes a good deal of time to learn how to play the piano.  Investing in a quality instrument will showcase your talent.  It also spurs you to practice more when you have the baby grand piano in your home just waiting to be heard.

Introduction

Ionic air purifiers hold the promise of clean air, purified of all known harmful contaminants that threaten our health. These harmful contaminants are not visible to our naked eyes. Invisible ions battling invisible contaminants appears to make perfect sense. Intuitively, the logic appeals to me. Yet, even before an hour of internet research has lapsed, a whole deluge of controversy is thrown up by google. Even though I am tempted to quickly get an ionic air purifier to clean the air I breathe, it is clear that more time and effort is needed. Effectiveness is important but safety is paramount in the criteria for selecting an ionic air purifier.

The recent China melamine saga that killed infants also is a timely reminder to us that in buying into any technology or any product, all claims by manufacturers and distributors must be examined to the fullest extent that our resources permit. This is especially so where the key reactive agent is invisible to the naked eye. Invisible ions produced by ionic air purifiers are clearly in this category.

In this article, I am laying out the roadmap as I look into the existing ionic air purifier technologies in the global marketplace. My back-to-basics approach is an attempt, as a layperson, to understand the science behind the technology. A dominant current trend appears to be the creation of an invisible but potent defence shield against airborne molecular contaminants. The prime threat being closely monitored by scientists all over the world is the avian flu virus.

Types of Ionic Air Purifier Technologies

Broadly speaking, air purification technologies can be deployed in either passive or active modes. Passive typically means that impure air is drawn into the air purifier for the reactive agents to work on before re-emerging as cleaned air into the environment. Active generally means dispersive processes by which the impure air is penetrated and purified by the reactive agents. Combinations of both passive and active modes are often found in many types of ionic air purifiers.

In the global market today, ionic air purifier technologies include the following categories:

(A) Ion generator – positive and negative ions
(B) Ion generator – negative ions only
(C) Photocatalytic Oxidation (POC)
(D) Electrostatic filter
(E) Combos

Ion Generator – Positive and Negative Ions

This combination of positive and negative ions appears to show the most promise for the future of ionic air purifier technology. They have been named as plasmacluster ions by Sharp Corporation, the Japanese corporate powerhouse that invented them.

Plasmaclusters of positive and negative ions encircle and latch onto harmful bacteria and viruses in a deadly grip. When clumping occurs, hydroxyl is produced. Commonly known as nature’s detergent, hydroxyl is a powerful reactive species that destroys airborne particulates by removing hydrogen molecules from their organic structures. Harmless by-products, mainly water, are generated by this chemical reaction.

A differential ion generator is used in this technology, comprising a positive and a negative ion generator which can be powered in alternate cycles to control the type of ions generated.

Advocates of the positive and negative ions combination claim that a balance of both these ion types is to be found in places like waterfalls and pristine forests, i.e. this is the real state of the natural environment. In contrast, proponents of negative ions technology insist that negative ions fill natural habitats and that the presence of positive ions is harmful. In this regard, I have yet to find independent scientific studies as evidence for the contradictory claims of both camps.

Ion Generator – Negative Ions

The traditional ionic air purifier produces only negative ions. This technology appears to have the main market share currently but is facing a serious challenge from Sharp’s plasmacluster positive and negative ions technology.

It is claimed that nearly all harmful airborne particulates like dust, smoke and bacteria etc have a positive charge. The positive charges are continually attracted to the negative charges of the ions until sheer mass makes them sink to the ground. These impurities are simply removed by vacuuming. Weighing down the particulates does nothing to destory them, according to critics, and merely walking on them causes the air to be polluted again.

There appears to be several methods of producing negative ions. It is crucial to know the various methods as each may have different by-products, some of which are harmful. These methods include:

(1) Water method – this employs what is known as the waterfall or Lenard Effect. Water droplets are splashed onto a metal plate where a small electric charge is applied. The charge splits the water droplets resulting in the production of a large number of negative ions. It is claimed that no harmful by-products are produced by the water method.

(2) Electron radiation method – this is based on a single negative discharge electrode needle. Negatively-charged electrons are produced by the millions when a high voltage pulse is applied to the electrode. This method does not result in ozone being generated. This is due to the application of a “smaller” energy pulse.

(3) Corona discharge method – this is based on a dual electrode model, a sharp metal electrode and a flat electrode. A very high voltage is applied between the two electrodes. This creates a massive movement of electrons between the electrodes and ionises the air in between them. A criticism of this method is the production of harmful by-products like ozone and nitride oxide.

Photocatalytic Oxidation (POC)

This technology is commonly applied in a passive mode. It is also based on the powerful reactive agent hydroxyl which purifies impure air that is pulled through the air purifier.

Germicidal ultraviolet (UV) light is commonly shone on a catalyst (usually titanium oxide) to produce hydroxyl, oxygen and peroxide, all of which are potent oxidising agents that are very effective at destroying the organic structure of micro-organisms and gaseous volatile organic compounds.

Complete and comprehensive action is the pillar of POC technology. Proponents of this technology claim that POC inactivates ALL categories of indoor pollution, including:

(1) airborne particulates i.e. dust, pet dander, plant pollen, sea salts, tobacco smoke, industrial and car pollution, etc

(2) bioaerosols i.e. biological compounds that may be infectious (e.g. viruses and pathogenic bacteria) or non-infectious and non-contagious (e.g. non-pathogenic bacteria, molds, cell debris)

(3) volatile organic compounds (VOCs) i.e. gaseous chemicals or odours – benzene, styrene, toluene, chloroform, hexane, ethanol, formaldehyde and ethylene all common emissions from everyday products of our modern home.

Critics of POC zoom in on the power effects of hydroxyl, claiming that they cannot differentiate between the organic structures that make up molecular contaminants and our lung tissue, eye cornea or nose membranes.

Electrostatic Filter

This technology appears to have originated in heavy industries which produced abundant pollutants. The typical arrangement in an electrostatic filter ionic air purifier comprises a porous dielectric material sandwiched between two electrodes. A dielectric material does not conduct electricity while metallic electrodes are good conductors that transmit or receive electricity.

Contaminated air is drawn into the electrostatic puriifer and made to pass over the dielectric material which acts like a sieve. Electrostatic electricity between the electrodes causes airborne particulates i.e.smoke contaminants, dust, etc, to adhere to the dielectric surface. From the other end of the purifier, purified air emerges.

Quite often, an ion source is placed before the electrostatic filter to impart an electric charge to the airborne particulates. The impurities, now carrying an electrical charge, stick more effectively to the dielectric material.

Criticism of electrostatic filter technology focuses on ozone as a by-product, commonly assumed to be produced in all ionisation processes.

Combo Ionic Air Purifiers

To cater to the various adherents and critics of the diverse technologies, combos incorporate all or some of the above types of technologies. Combos may include:

(1) adsorptive materials such as activated carbon or oxygenated charcoal (known for its extremely porous large surface area) are added to POC technology to enhance the removal of VOCs;

(2) oxidizing catalysts like titanium oxide are coated on various components of all types of air purifiers to enhance VOC elimination;

(3) reducing catalysts such as manganese dioxide are coated near the exit outlets of many air purifiers to reduce reactive species like ozone and nitric oxide which may be harmful;

(4) generating ions by differing methods such as using microwave, UV light, radio frequency waves, and direct current;

(5) tweaking the specifications of any ionic air purifier technology so as to attain the well-known HEPA status without actually using HEPA filters.

Obviously, the process of selecting the most efficient and effective ionic air purifier involves analysing a deluge of information. And I have not even touched on the safety aspects of each technology. I will also be studying in greater depth the claims of each technology. It is natural to want to quickly want something that promises to improve the air quality in your homes, offices, factories, schools etc. But I urge you to do your homework and don’t forget to visit me for updates as I continue my search for the ideal ionic air purifier.

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Download Unlimited Wii Games

Can I download Wii games online? Most people choose to download Wii games online mainly because it is easier to find the games they want online than in the shops around, you can download anytime you like. To download Wii games online is allot cheaper than buying game after game from the shops. Nintendo Wii has broke the record in end of 2008 to become the best selling console compare to PS3 and Xbox360, however to buy new Wii games might be a little pricey.

There are now sites on the Internet that offer you the chance to download Wii games much cheaper than buying them from the shops. There are various types of downloading sites though so be careful. There are pay per download sites that suit gamers who only want to download 1 or 2 particular games, and there are wii download sites which charge you a small 1 time fee for unlimited downloads access.

The membership fee is only very low, lesser than the price of a wii game or maybe a little more, but in overall, it is absolutely worth every penny you pay for. Also there are also illegal free torrent download sites which I would advise you to keep away from, as not only are they not legal but definitely contain tons of trojans and spyware.

A good site to download Wii games will also offer other types of media to play on your Wii such as Movies, Music and TV shows. Also from a good site you’ll receive a number of great options such as easy step by step guides on how to find and download the game of your choice, as well as all the tools and software needed to transfer and burn your games ready to play on your Wii, and whats more a trusted site will have 24/7 customer support in case you have any problems.

I have done a very very honest review site where you can download Nintendo Wii games online.

Identity theft is the fastest growing criminal activity in America, with over 79 million identities stolen in the last 12 months. It is a extremely grave crime that does have severe repercussions for its victims. Therefore, it is a very good idea to implement some sort of identity theft protection services, which will help you to protect your identity.

This crime generally involves someone making use of someone else’s personally identifying data to carry out some sort of criminal act involving money. Because of the nature of the crime, anybody can fall victim to it and all of us should be aware of its potential dangers.

Because the use of technology is increasing, identity theft is becoming more of an issue. The criminals are making use of the Internet and email to dupe victims into giving out personal information without them every having a clue of what is going on. ID theft is the up and coming crime of the information age, and everyone should be using some sort of identity theft solutions.

Victims of this criminal act have complete chaos brought into their lives as they start to straighten out the disorder that they have found themselves in. There is a sad truth to identity theft, and that is it is often committed by a member of your family, so it is often you own family that brings such distress into your lives.

With the availability of information today due to how much the Internet is used, it is simpler than ever for thieves to get access to, and use personal and financial data belonging to others. It is often in the news stories about popular, and big, companies loosing track of important personal information that belongs to their customers.

You definitely don’t want to become a victim of ID theft. As an individual, there are some steps that you should be doing to ensure that you never become its victim. Such steps include using a protection against identity theft solution, which guards your credit history.

ID theft is a crime that is broad and far-reaching, and can involve thieves in multiple countries. Often it is organized crime groups overseas that are carrying out this criminal act, which makes it very hard to take legal against these criminals.

Identity theft is a crime that is definitely on the rise. Becoming a victim of it causes your credit rating to be ruined, causes you to deal with financial obligations that you didn’t open, and you will be faced with never-ending steps to attempt to clear your name and authenticate you are who you say you are. You are better off to not fall victim to identity theft in the first place, so do what you can to protect yourself from identity theft.

potty training

Mention the words potty training and most parents of toddlers become apprehensive. It takes both energy and patience, and requires countless bathroom visits, not to mention extra laundry and spot cleaning to successfully toilet train a toddler. Timing is key and should coincide with your child’s developmental stage. Let’s take a look at a few tips on knowing when to begin the process on how to potty train your child and to say bye bye to stinky diapers.

The typical age to potty train begins at around the age 2 or 3. Knowing whether your child is ready to begin potty learning comes down to guesswork, but as a rule, if he or she knows the words for stool, urine and toilet, has the ability to dress, shows an interest in the potty and is aware of when the need to urinate or have a bowel movement is happening, then he or she is probably ready. If you find this not to be the case, then you can simply wait and try potty training again in a few months.

The hugs-and-kisses approach goes like this; each time your child uses the potty correctly, give praise by clapping and giving kisses and hugs. Also point out her or his accomplishments to friends and relatives, so they can fuss over the child too. It is to every parent’s advantage to start with this approach and save the rewards for any hurdles you and your toddler may encounter along the way.

The cold-turkey, toddlers potty training approach begins when you let your boy pick out several pairs of fun, big-kid underpants, or let your daughter buy some pretty new undies. Let them put on the underwear and let the spills fall where they may. When they do have accidents, they will feel the discomfort much more quickly. If you’re very patient, underpants are believed by many to be a better way to go than disposable trainers.

The no-mess disposable-training-pants approach starts when you switch him or her from regular diapers to disposable training pants. Of course, while they will get the hang of pulling them up and down, you will give the usual amount of encouragement. Make sure to take your child to the bathroom at regular intervals and ask frequently if he or she has to go. Give lots of praise when they get to the potty in time.

The “he’ll-get-it-when-he’s-ready” toddler toilet training approach starts at around age 2. You will want to watch for signals that your child is ready, but don’t apply any pressure. Put a potty seat on top of your toilet or buy your child their own potty chair and place it in the bathroom, yet don’t insist that he use it. If he does use it, then give hugs and praise, and in time he may approach it more frequently. This approach is less stressful, but it may mean that your child will be in diapers a bit longer. You will definitely need to be patient and wait.

Though your child may be potty proficient, do expect a few accidents here and there. Until your child is three and hasn’t had an accident for six months, he or she is not considered “officially” potty trained. Eventually, one potty training strategy or another will work with your child, though it may be a trial and error process. Soon you will both happily say goodbye to diapers.

Making Homemade Candle Wicks

Homemade candle wicks takes no much effort to dip. You can easily dip it either into your candle mixture or with a bit magical intent. You can always buy a spell or a candle that is supposedly made to make a particular wish come into reality. Like pine scented candles, for instance,  you can buy candles with a pine smell in your local grocery store. However, the only way to get the feeling of making a magic candle is to make it yourself.This would work for soy candle wicks or any type of homemade candle wicks.

In order to dip a little magic into your homemade candle wicks, you can be of any religious condition.  Have you ever been sick and someone in your family fed you some homemade soup?If you ate that soup and felt better, you know that there was more than just food and spices in the soup.There was the hope as well that you would get better.This hope can be regarded as magic.

There's no need to pay homage to any particular God or Goddess. Either way, make your homemade candle wicks at midnight or anything just like that. Hold an intention in your mind while you make the candles and the candle wicks is just all you have to do.  How would you like someone to feel when they light your homemade candle wick?You keep that answer behind your mind as you go about making your candles.

Energy is all around us and manifests in all kinds of forms. Chinese Traditional Medicine explains to us that there are energy meridians, like currents. All of them is all around us and available in our bodies. While magnets attract metals, lightning rods draw lightning. By putting your thoughts and hopes into the projects, you can also charge the energy of any object your make. This could be anything from chicken soup to a pillar seven day candle to soap on a path to a homemade Valentine.

In order to pour a little positive energy to your homemade candle wicks, you do need to be in somewhat of a good mood. Just like aromatherapy candles such as richly scented candles, you can also create a pleasing and relaxing atmosphere in your home with the homemade candle wicks. You could sing a little in order to help lighten your mood.The candle or whatever you make will pick up traces of your frames of mind like energy. If you make a candle when in a foul mood, the chances are that anyone who burns that candle will suddenly be in a bad mood, too.

Whether it's to draw love or heal the sick or anything else, you could imagine that your magical intent is a sprinkle of fairy dust that clings to your homemade candle wick. Then mark that candle to be burned for only that particular intent. By doing this, you can be sure that you make powerful and magical homemade candle wicks.

Tips in Buying Your Baby Girls Bedding

Giving birth to your baby girl could be the most rewarding thing that can happen to your life. Babies are a blessing and are regarded as a gift for all the good things you have done. You have probably planned out on everything before you gave birth and have probably purchased more than enough baby clothes and other basic necessities. You are probably overwhelmed by the many choices out there. There are several things you need to buy for your baby girl and one of which is the bedding.

Baby girls bedding set are important both for the mother and the baby herself. Baby Girl Beddings should be bought in order for you to have the peace of mind that your daughter is protected and comforted as she sleeps. Since babies sleep most of the day, it is even more important to buy quality baby girl beddings because this is where you baby girl would spend most of her time. There are several baby girl beddings you can choose from and you can buy from a lot of different stores which include shop tv, online store and of course the local store nearest you.

There are also a lot of designs and sizes of baby girls bedding and most of which come in complete set of bed sheet, pillowcases, and blanket. Baby Girl Beddings that are packaged in set is the best choice as you wouldn’t have to worry about looking for matching cover-ups for your baby girl’s bed or crib at that. Make sure that the baby girl bedding you will buy is made of quality materials that are gentle and cool on the skin. Avoid buying very thick cloth for your baby. Make sure that the thickness or thinness of the cloth is just right for the temperature of your household as well as your baby’s general body temperature.

You can also choose baby girl beddings from a lot of colors and designs. Some baby girl beddings are designed in cartoon characters, while others are designed in generic but definitely cute baby patterns like flowers, hearts, rainbows, animals, or even moon and stars. These baby girls butterfly beddings come in different colors but mostly in white, peach, pink and yellow. Pastel colors should be your ultimate choice as this will reflect the innocence of your baby girl. When it comes to the actual style of cut of the bedding, make sure that it fits perfectly with the size of your baby girl’s crib. Make sure that you can give her all the comfort that she needs as she sleeps through the day and even through the night.

Nothing is more rewarding than seeing how peaceful your baby girl is when she sleeps. See to it that you are able to give her this comfort and give yourself an assurance that the money you spent in buying baby girl bedding is actually hard earned money well spent. Don’t forget that the quality should be of top most priority to you when choosing the bedding just for your baby girl.

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