Take Your Time While Shopping for Hot Tubs

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With everyone making such a big deal about pools, you may be wondering what you can add that will be more impressive. If you want to add something that will give your home a spa-like appeal then you should start shopping for hot tubs. Besides choosing a size, you need to think about where you want to have one placed on your property. Depending on where you live, you may want to have one installed outside your backyard.

Now is not the time to let your excitement get the best of you. You need to take the time you have and use it to research the different hot tubs that are out there. You need to have a good idea of what you want the finished look to be. You should start looking for companies that install hot tubs. Since this is considered a major renovation project, you need to be as thorough as you can while you are screening different contractors. This is a project that if done properly, can significantly increase the value of your home.

You may want to start off by going to your local home improvement stores. Although you do have the option of shopping for hot tubs online, there is something therapeutic about being able to see some of them in person. Don’t forget to visit some of the retailers that specialize in pool and spa products. This will help to get you in the frame of mind you need to be in to choose the right one. You can ask the sales staff to provide you with information on each model you are interested in. You can see the different choices for materials and modifications that can be done to give your completed project a more customized look.

You should take a camera with you. Take pictures of any hot tubs you like. Find out what the measurement specifications are. You don’t want to fall in love with a spa that is too large for the area you intend to having installed in. You can also use those pictures to go online and search for similar products. This will give you a chance to shop around more effectively and quite possibly find an even better price. If you decide to purchase your spa from an online supplier or from an unfamiliar source, make sure you find out if any installation services are included. If not, make sure you choose a credible and highly experienced company in your area. You may want to utilize the Better Business Bureau’s website for recommendations and reviews on which contractors are highly recommended for the job. Don’t forget to add the appropriate addendum or rider to your home insurance policy so that you have sufficient coverage for your new addition as well.

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Hesjedal Auctions Off Pink Winners’ Jersey

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A spectacular solo 150-kilometre mountain breakaway netted Italy’s Matteo Rabottini the first Giro stage win of his career despite a dangerous crash on Sunday. The 24-year-old Rabottini outsprinted Spain’s Joaquim Rodriguez to take the mountain top win at Plan dei Resinelli while Rodriguez took the overall lead. Overnight leader Ryder Hesjedal of Canada finished 39 seconds down, allowing Rodriguez to move back into the overall lead.

A few minutes later, he was sitting down while a couple of Comegys students painted his beard pink. Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie seemed delighted at the sight, making sure everyone nearby with a camera phone knew what was happening.

After the girls completed their masterpiece, and posed for many, many photos, Kelce went inside and washed most of the paint out of the bushy, dark brown beard he began growing in February. Kelce has vowed not to trim the beard, which makes him look like a cross between a large woodland animal and the 1970s-era Bill Bergey. He said he is growing it mainly to give fans and teammates something to talk about.

Giro d’Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal is auctioning off one of the pink jerseys he wore while winning the gruelling 21-stage road bike race. His autographed jersey from Stage 7 is for sale on eBay until June 20. The bidding reached $6,600 on Monday.

Proceeds will go to Ryders Cycling Society of Canada, a non-profit founded by Hesjedal last year “to create and sustain opportunities for Canadians to ride bicycles.”

Kelce, a major rookie success last season after arriving in the sixth round from Cincinnati, still looked a little pink around the jawline as he lined up to take the team bus back to NovaCare.

That was after Kelce, his teammates, coaches, and various other employees from across the organization painted interior and exterior murals, laid mosaic tiles, constructed play equipment, planted gardens and played with kids on a turf field that was added to the concrete playground.

Because of the lockout, last year’s playground build didn’t include the players.

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The Eagles have 12 defensive linemen on their roster right now, which is a lot, but not unheard of, given the current 90-man roster limit. What is unusual is that all of them seem to be good candidates for the nine or 10 spots on the 53-man roster that probably will be allocated to the d-line.

This could add up to a problem for a relatively expensive, role-playing vet like Darryl Tapp, who is in the final season of a 3-year, $9 million deal. Tapp is known as a dependable, hard-working player, but he missed four games with injuries in 2011 and didn’t have a sack or a hurry after Thanksgiving.

How Not to Get Fat While Food Shopping

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Healthy Food Shopping Guidelines

When you head to the supermarket there are some simple steps you can take to make sure your avoiding all the processed foods. Most supermarkets have their fresh produce such as fruit and veggies, meats, fish, eggs and dairy products on the peripherals of the supermarket. This is because all of these foods have a short shelf life so they need to be somewhere where they can be easily be moved and removed. Its these foods that should make up the bulk of your shopping as they are nutrient dense foods.

The foods you should avoid tend to be in the middle of the supermarkets or by the checkouts. Foods such as cereals, biscuits, crisps, crackers and chocolates have very little nutrient value. Because of this they have a very long shelf life.

Some quick tips

1 Have a shopping list

Dont go to the supermarket and try and wing it, you will end up with items you dont need and will spend far too much time wandering up and down the isles. Make a shopping list before you go and stick to it!

2 Know your supermarkets layout

Once you get to know where all the healthy nutritious foods are in your supermarket, you should stick to those areas. Avoid isles that you dont need as they are laden with unhealthy temptations.

3 Make sure you eat before you shop

If you go to the supermarket hungry, it is almost inevitable you will grab something that is not on your shopping list. And these foods you generally are attracted to tend to be quick, highly processed, sugary foods guaranteed to raise blood sugar levels and slap excess fat onto your body.

4 Get your food from the farmers market

If you can, avoid the supermarket all together and shop at the local farmers markets. This is possibly your best choice when it comes to getting good quality nutrient dense produce. You will be able to pick up locally grown, organic foods and grass fed meats for reasonable prices.

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The History Of The Varsity Jacket

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Varsity jackets are worn by people who are classified as top performers in a particular sport. Many high school and college students that earn varsity letterman jackets are rewarded because of their high levels of performance and contributions to their varsity team. The letterman jacket gets its name from the letter or letters on the left breast. They are almost always the initials of the high school or college that the jacket comes from. The history of the varsity letterman jacket began in 1865 at Harvard. The baseball team at this prestigious school embroidered an old English style H to their plain gray flannel shirts. The team captains only allowed those players that participated in the most important games of the season to continue wearing the H on their jersey. If they did not participate in the game they had to return their jersey at the end of the season. By 1930 the letters had begun appearing on wool jackets with leather sleeves and the still popular tradition of varsity letterman jackets begun.

You can find customized varsity jackets on almost every high school campus across the nation. These jackets are usually a heavy winter-style jacket. There are a number of things that people get customized on their jackets. You will find different styles but most include the school name, school colors, the year of the pupil’s graduation, the school mascot, and the letters from the sports they have earned. Often times you will see varsity letterman jackets covered in multiple letters from multiple sports. Custom varsity jackets allow students to express a sense of style while showing pride for both their school and for their athletic accomplishments. Wool varsity jackets have become increasingly popular among students. Wool is a very warm textile and many students love wool varsity jackets for that exact reason; it keeps them nice and warm.

You can expect varsity letterman jackets in a number of sports. When most people think of varsity jackets they think of baseball, football, softball and basketball. While these are the most common sports that give out custom varsity jackets, you can also receive jackets for other sports such as golf, cross country, soccer, tennis and basically any sport that has a varsity level team. Any athlete that receives one of these jackets will feel privileged and honored to express their accomplishments in such a stylish way. Custom varsity jackets distinguish who the top players in a particular sport are and allow those players to show their entire school and anyone who sees the jacket just how worthy they are to be wearing it. Often times the males and females with these custom varsity jackets displaying numerous athletic awards, tend to excel socially and academically as well.

How To Write A Book Jacket Cover

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Last week we covered the ‘Why’ of writing book jacket copy, so now let’s get down to business and get into the ‘How’.

What is copy? Book jacket copy isn’t about summarizing your project or providing the reader with a clear synopsis or plot spoiler; it’s about sales. Book copy should be short, succinct, and send a message. It should grab the reader and tell them why they should pick your book rather than the thousands of other titles packed into the shelves.

How do I write it? First, and foremost, you should draft a synopsis of your project. This will help you to determine which plot points you want to highlight and which you don’t want to spoil for the reader. Once you’ve got your synopsis down, there are three components to creating effective book jacket copy:

Attention: Start off your copy with a powerful hook that demands attention. Is there a central question or revelation in your plot? You might start off with the first sentence or two from your plot summary.

Interest: Intrigue interest and create curiosity. Again, book jacket copy is about sales, and copywriters generally have knowledge of certain key words that engage readers and get them excited about a book. These terms relate to each genre and audience; the same words that entice a thirteen-year-old girl to purchase a young-adult book will be far different from the key words in place on the back of a literary novel aimed at an adult audience. Your best bet? Research your market.

Detail: Provide details about your story, but again, don’t turn your book copy into a spoiler! The best way to determine how much detail to include is to read other book jackets. Start with those in a genre similar to your book; copy on a romance novel, for instance, is going to be vastly different from a science fiction or horror story. This will also help you to get a feel for your audience and what they want to read.

You might even want to peruse the New York Times Bestseller List – pick up a couple of books on there and check out their jacket copy. The jacket copy may not be the only thing selling those books, but it can’t hurt to check out the success stories.

A final caveat: The amount of copy that appears on your book jacket is completely based on the final book design.

Book jacket copy is meant to be slightly over-the-top and sales pitch-y, so be creative and have fun with it, and take the opportunity to really make your book shine and out-sell all the rest.

Keep in mind that while you may try to design and format your book jacket cover on your own, there are professional editors who will do it for you. An experienced editor will create a professionally written book jacket cover that will capture your audience’s attention. This is short, succinct copy that sends a strong message about your writing.

The Benefits Of Shopping As A Family

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There are many benefits to shopping as a family. First of all, it is a great way for family members to bond, while having fun at the same time. Even if some of the family members don’t particularly enjoy shopping, they will be more likely to view it as an entertaining adventure than a task, if they’re with their loved ones. Families can try on clothes together, as they assist each other in choosing fashionable outfits. Other people are better able to see exactly how someone else looks in an outfit, and can offer their opinions, which can help save time and money.

Family members can also participate in other activities together while shopping, especially when choosing a mall as a place to shop. Many malls have video game arcades, movie theatres, and varied special events, such as crafts shows, contests, health fairs, etc. Most malls also have holiday-related activities, such as meals and photos with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, Easter-egg hunts, trick-or-treating and much more, depending on the mall.

Dining out is one major thing that families do together while shopping. They will certainly work up appetites from all the walking required to shop. Malls are notorious for having family-oriented eateries,’ which consist of large designated dining areas and several restaurants surrounding the dining area. The restaurants vary from Chinese to hamburgers, in case everyone doesn’t want to eat the same thing.

Lots of large and popular shopping centers also have some pretty elaborate restaurants, as well. This is good if a family chooses to eat at a fancy, sit-down restaurant instead of at the fast food joints that are usually available at the eateries.

Families don’t have to shop together on a regular basis in order to bond. They can plan special days throughout the year to go on mall outings together. It can be something that everyone looks forward to.

Shopping together as a family is also a great way to save time. If everyone is together on one outing to the store, then everyone can get what they need at the same time. There is no need to make multiple trips to the same store or waste gas needlessly.

Even if families don’t choose to shop together at malls, shopping can still be an exciting experience for everyone involved. Wal-Mart, Target, etc. can still be fun places to go with your family. Simply being together and spending quality time with loved ones can make any shopping expenditure extra special, no matter where they go.

Are Women More Powerful Than Men

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Signifying gender clash, members of both sexes, especially when in the comfort of unisex gatherings, have expressed deficiencies in the opposite sex. You know what men are like and you know what women are like are the usual comments. In todays real competitive world, the question asked above has become more important.

History, unfortunately, has not been kind to women. They were suppressed, almost in every culture- at least, over the last 2000-3000 yrs. They were said to be less intelligent, passive, emotional and much more. Not only men, even women thought that those assertions were gospel truths. They hardly ever protested. It became a way of life. As a concept, it fitted very well in the making of a stable society, where men worked outside and women worked at home.

As if they were locked at home, women were neither accessible for study nor were known properly. Not only the lay, even poets, who gave direction to the society, openly said that women were a mystery. Even women did not know about themselves. Far from showing power, ignorance made them suffer so much. Looking back, even men feel sorry for the suffering women had to go through then.

Parallel to other changes, there have been radical changes in relation to women in the last century. However, with men, even many women, resolutely guarding the status quo, getting education, as a start, was a big struggle for women. But then, once they gained education, their horizon of thought broadened. Women’s empowerment thus began. In addition, although Right of Man- a produce of French revolution, did little for women, it certainly made them- especially the feminists, aware of their rights. Feminists struggled hard for womens rights.

Following a long struggle, women are now able to express themselves in a coherent way and scientists are able to study them better. Books and journals are full of research papers dealing with them. Now we know that women are better off biologically. They survive birth trauma better, live longer and can withstand stress more. In addition, while their beauty helps them in beauty mad world, enhancing beauty, use of cosmetics, ornaments and colourful dresses give them an edge. Following sexual revolution, they have been able to use their sex power, as never before. In a competitive world, these and other factors matter a lot.

Unlike many centuries available to men, availing just a single century, they have shown success in so many fields. Their lack of success in politics is simply due to selection procedure followed by parties. Although seen to be empowerment of women, it is their exceptional power, which is clearly seen in the success statistics. The question is, will this success go on? Almost as an answer, like a mans world of today, the book, Womens Power: Its Past, Its present, Its Future: Femocracy, makes a case for womans world in the future.

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Today the influence of the internet can be seen in every aspect of our life and has changed our lifestyle dramatically. It has made life so easy. One of the areas where we can experience a lot of benefits is the e-commerce or online commerce. We can get just about anything we need online. You can order your favorite Levis shirts, Dickies shorts or Ben Davis shirts online and save yourself from all the hassles of your regular shopping.

The following are some advantages of online shopping. First of all, when you want to buy your favorite jeans, pants, jacket or shirt, you will need to choose something that you will like. At times we decide beforehand what we are going to buy before we start our shopping, but in most cases we would not have decided which brand we are going to buy and what type of jackets or shirts we are going to choose. All that we have is a rough idea about the budget. In such situations, online shopping is the best because we can easily review a number of online stores to choose our Levis shirts, Dickies shorts, Dickies pants, Ben Davis pants, and Ben Davis shirts. We dont have to hop from one store to the other to choose something that we will like. You can shop comfortably from your desk. This means no driving, no traffic frustrations, no fuel expenses, and no parking hassles. You will save a lot of time through online shopping and avoid the fuel expenses. You can make use of the savings for your shopping. Imagine not having to fight the holiday traffic and getting what you want from the comfort of your home in a matter of a few clicks.

Another important benefit is the cost benefit. As online stores need not maintain expensive shops or hire many staff, they have very little overhead costs. Oftentimes you will be able to see that the seller passes on all these advantages to the buyers through cheap prices. However, you need to lock on to the right retailer to get the maximum benefit.

When you are shopping online, you will also be able to compare the cost of your Levis shirts and Dickies shorts more easily from one store to the other. You can have multiple browser windows open and compare the costs and the product details side by side, which is not a possibility when you go for regular brick and mortar store.

You will be able to order Levis shirts and jackets any time of the day or night. Online stores are available 24/7, which is not the case with your regular store. This is best suited for people that have a very busy schedule as they can choose to shop at a time that is most convenient to them. The benefits of buying your Ben Davis pants, Ben Davis shirts and Dickies shorts online are never-ending.

Preschool Cap And Gown Discounts Sales Are On!

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The way we look can mention more about us! The same notion flow when you are opting for the preschool graduation ceremony while wearing the attire for graduation. Well, this is the time when we are not talking about the physical appearance but we are going to discuss more about the look and feel of the preschool cap and gown and how these special educational attires can make our look enhanced. Gown and cap are the widely accepted educational attire that can be used during a special educational function such as the graduation ceremony.

Well, if you are also opting for the preschool graduation ceremony, then there are a few things, which you need to take into consideration now. There is always a requirement for perfect graduation tassels that are well equipped with the color code supplied by the concerned school. Keep in mind that the color code may vary from once school to the other. Thus finding the right color code for preschool cap and gown can offer you more challenges. So, this time you need to opt for the online world and can draw the best deal supplied for you. This is the right time to opt for the online stores, as there are lots of discounts sales going on for such items.

Enrobe your tot with the trendiest graduation dress!

These kindergarten graduation caps and gowns are available in almost all apparel boutiques. The custom of wearing the caps and gowns on graduation day owes it honor to the very olden days when the clergy men wore these robes and caps whilst they performed their ecclesiastical duties and activities. The later medieval days witnessed the scholars of the universities wearing these caps and gowns as their daily wear. But these robes and caps were simple enough and were either white or black in color. But the graduation gowns and caps available in the market today reflect a lot of evolvement in the part of trends. The graduation robes for bigger students like the high school graduates, the under graduates, the post graduates and so on, are available in several colors like black, blue, purple, red, green and yellow.

The kindergarten graduation caps and gowns are available in even more splendid and bright colors like candy pink, golden yellow, baby pink, sparkling red, electric blue, shining golden, light lilac, lovely lavender, glazing green and many more to be listed. The patterns too have a great deal of variations from the traditional robes and caps. The sleeves can be long, short, closed, open, trimmed or piped. The neckline designs show an amazing array of patterns. A good number of apparel boutiques sell the graduation packages which include the graduation gowns and caps, along with the tassels. But the price of the graduation gowns and caps is often seen to be very high.