If you’re looking to buy a car, it might be helpful to visit some car websites to find out all you need to know about the car you want before you go to the dealership. It’s also best to have an outline of specifications you are looking for a car, the model, and customization. They can tell you the best trim level or engine for the type of car you want, and whether it will fit in your garage. There are also some website where you can check the car’s full crash test results. Now, if you have a car that is a popular model, less than five years old, in good condition and with a service history, the dealer should offer a fair part-exchange price. If it’s older, selling it privately will get you more money.
Fix your budget, considering all the costs involved, including gas, insurance, servicing, road tax and depreciation. Check if you can make yourself comfortable before you drive the car. Do the seat and steering wheel adjust enough? Drive a route you know well, and one that includes the types of roads you use most often and drive for at least half an hour.
Haggle. You have to set the budget on the most you should pay for a car. If the dealer won’t match it, you can now fund someone who will via online classifieds. Tell the salesman that you’re willing to buy the car today but only at the price that you want. Lastly, carefully read the small print of any contract before you sign. Once you sign up, you’re in contract; pull out and the seller can claim compensation. However, if you buy on finance, the contract becomes binding only once the finance firm has also agreed.
Gemma Robinson teaches adult education classes aside from being a regular columnist for a car magazine.
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Lotion and sunscreens, shampoo and body scrub, powder and deodorant, the collection of personal-care products in our bathroom cabinets which women use an average of 12 a day, men six – contains an assortment of chemicals, including some that have been shown to disrupt hormones or increase cancer risk. Because each of these products contains about 12 chemicals, we are literally bathing, lathering, brushing, spraying, powdering and rubbing ourselves and our kids with dozens of chemicals every day. Nearly all of these chemicals can penetrate the skin, and some we ingest directly from our lips or hands.
While many products are benign, some are known carcinogens, or reproductive toxins. Others are disrupters that upset the body’s hormonal balance, some leading to weight gain and other hormone-related problem, including chemicals that mimic estrogen in the body and can cause problems in sexual development and adult sexual function, as well as increase the risk of breast and prostate cancer. As a result, trying to choose safer personal care products can be confounding. You can read the labels but the FDA doesn’t regulate health claims or labeling for personal care items. The word non-toxic, organic, herbal, natural and hypoallergenic used on the product have no legal meaning.
No one should have to worry about inadvertently choosing toxic products while shopping in the personal care aisle. Here’s what you can do today to protect and promote your health and safety of your family.
- Read the list of ingredients on your personal care products.
- Create a safe shopping list by looking up your favorite products at the database of personal care product safety ratings.
- Make your own product using healthy, non-toxic ingredients.
- Get involved and spread the word about toxic ingredients in the personal care products.
This guest post is from Kelly Lerner. She recently found out the effects of toxic ingredients and has been revamping their personal care products since then. Check out what’s in her baggage in her personal blog.
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A lot of us have probably remembered during our childhood years, we deeply resent vegetable. Vegetables are the best source of vitamins and minerals as well as phytochemicals that helps our body fights diseases which makes them an excellent cure for sickness. It is considered as the super foods in our body as they supply the nutrients that our body needs every day. The minimum servings of vegetables that our body needs is at least five daily however, it’s recommended to eat more than that. Corn, peas, potatoes and winter squash are also vegetables but they contain more calories than the water-rich green veggies.
One of the great things about eating healthy is that they provide you with nutrients that your body needs everyday such as Vitamin B, B6, Folate, Vitamin C, and E. Vitamins B6 and Folate keeps our hair strong and healthy. Research also suggests that they may reduce cardiovascular diseases and slow down memory loss during our aging process. Vitamin C is the antioxidants that may help reduce the risk of cataracts and muscular degeneration. It also help slows down bone loss and decrease the risk of fractures. Vitamin C allows the body to make collagen which is a major component that aids in joint support and flexibility.
Vegetable contains other nutrients such as minerals, water, and fiber in which some minerals found in veggies are magnesium, potassium, and iron. Magnesium and potassium helps maintain blood pressure and bone health. Having a healthy lunch for work can also help us focus more on the task and be productive.
While vegetables may offer health benefit, they can sometimes trigger some symptoms in individuals who are sensitive in raw vegetables or those who are high in fiber. Canned vegetable and pickled vegetables may also trigger headaches, and can contribute to high blood pressure as canned vegetables are typically high in sodium. It’s important to consult a medical professional first on which vegetable you can eat, especially for women who are pregnant since they need to carefully pick what they eat.
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Martha Kelly is a registered dietitian where she mainly educates her patients the need of proper nutrition to their body. She advises to buy fresh foods in the market rather than on commercial shops where foods are stored in a freezer.
Teenagers would want some inking done to them and they would do it without hesitation anytime. Getting inked seemed to be the ‘in thing’ among the younger people. They feel more grown up when they have it somewhere in their bodies. That is not bad as long as you are old enough to have them. Younger ones should wait for a few more years before they do it. For now, just enjoy playing games with your friends and worry of the inking soon.
The younger generations have been more aggressive to show what they really want in life. You can picture how they could be enthusiastic in doing activities that they prefer. Doing something to their lives and their bodies is just pure creativity. You can picture how worried their parents would be. But nevertheless, the inking would normally come back sooner than later.
To add more about the teeners enthusiastic approach to life, parents tend to get a bit curious. Too curious that some would sneak in their bedroom and try to get some clues what really is going on. For a while it is just a thought, but as the parents gut feel really is in full blast, they get to do things that any daughter would find very offending. Read their journal. Very old school but some girls still do that.
If your kids show how active and enthusiastic they are, it is best that you do or think of something they can put that energy to and get them busy. Light things make them bored easily now, not that it is really nonsense but they prefer something more adventurous to do. Tattoo has always come up to the thoughts.
However, it is easy to find something for them besides getting little pets to keep an eye on. Finding alternatives to do would be more time consuming than just do what comes to mind. Getting an ink is not a spur of the moment kind of thing. You have got to think about it many times and try it by yourself too if wish to. Somehow this scenario is not used for so many years now. It has always been a special time whenever a person decides to get inked.
Jenna Marks is a tattoo artist and specializing on artworks that are usually used by tattoo crowd. He has been doing this for years and he enjoyed it to the max. He can freehand draw anything. Look at his site on nice temporary henna tattoo at hennadesignssite.com and find his accomplished works.
Sales can be brutal but overwhelming sometimes. If you are a good talker, you’re chances are very good in selling but sometimes, talkative can get you in trouble as well. Selling is a talent. Everyone can sell but not everyone can be good at it. Here are some careers that involve selling but do not necessarily need to have an experience to start with.
1. Stock Broker
Today, being a stock broker do not necessarily require an experience because you learn it along the way. Mainly because you will be making cold calls, recruiting new clients, and watching market conditions. The average stock broker salary is around $30,000 but top wage earners are above $145,000.
2. Investment Banker
Okay, technically this is not a direct sales job but it involves money and investment. If you enjoy analyzing financial data, managing financial transactions and negotiation then this is good for you. Although this normally requires a degree in Management, Accounting or Business, there are opportunities online to be an investment broker without any experience. You can practically start your experience there and the pay is decent. An Investment Banker salary ranges from $70k – $150k including bonuses on start up.
3. Insurance Agent
Insurance agents are the people that we mostly deal with selling insurance policies of every kind. It only requires a high school diploma but would require a license where they work. Experience is not necessary as you will earn it along the way. Trainings of course are provided but you will mostly learn it by on hand experience and some tips from colleagues. The median insurance agent salary is $46,000+ based on the 2010 surveys but most agents are paid through commissions.
These jobs not only would help you gain experience but also knowledge on how to make sales and money. Most of the jobs that does not require any experience would have basic pay but it helps a great deal along the way.
Carlos Huerta is a Press Agent at the Northern Star. He often writes about financial columns and is also a certified accountant.
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Tea parties are known to have started by the 17th century referred to as Afternoon Tea influenced by Madame de Sevigne, one of the greatest letter writers of the 17th century. Back then, receiving tea party invitations is an honor and an opportunity to expand influence with the powerful lords in the area. Women’s job is to flaunt their beauty and elegance hoping a rich man would marry them and live an abundant life. Bachelors on the other hand would enjoy the flirting and use their charms to the ladies that belong to high society.
Since tea parties are normally observed by royalties and upper class, there are tea party etiquettes that need to be remembered. Here are a few on the list:
- Take small, quiet sips of your tea. Do not blow on the tea if it is too hot.
- When you are not drinking tea, place the cup on the saucer.
- Make sure to place the napkin in your lap and never on the table; if you leave the table put the napkin in your seat.
- It is fine to eat most of the foods with your fingers, taking small bites; however, use a fork when trying to eat messy foods.
People back then could already judge you simply on your manners at a tea party. They also use tea parties if they want to know something about a person’s character by simply observing their behavior at a tea party.
Since the tea parties have changed over the years, it remains a practice of inviting friends to come in and renew their friendships.
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Thoroughbred horses are commonly used in horse racing because of their exceptional long distance and fast running abilities. Whether you love thoroughbreds or are looking to purchase your own to win horse races, it is important to keep the following considerations in mind.
- In general, thoroughbred horses are 15 to 17 by hand length, approximately 163 cm or 64 inches high. They are commonly found in colors of black, bay, grey, chestnut, and seal brown. White thoroughbreds are considered rare, while other uncommon colors include palomino and roan.
- High quality thoroughbred horses typically have longer legs, lean bodies, nicely chiseled heads, short backsides, deep chests, high withers, long necks, and proportionate hindquarters.
- These sports horses also have unique traits which make them specifically ideal for horse racing. For one, their hind legs can straighten and bend in an almost upright line. This creates that spring-like effect which in turn makes the thoroughbreds capable of driving themselves forward more effectively with every step they take. Secondly, their front legs are capable of moving in harmony with their longer necks which also helps in propelling their bodies forward with more efficiency.
- Thoroughbreds can likewise take 150 powerful strides per minute or 40 miles to 60 kilometers per hour.
- When you are choosing your thoroughbreds, it is vital that you keep your specific requirements in mind. You can begin by asking about lineage information since inbreeding for a couple of generations can result in severe health issues.
- You also have to find out if the thoroughbred horse you’re eyeing has some form of training. This is because it is more practical to purchase horses that have at least some sort of cross-country eventing, show jumping, or dressage training so you can cut back on training costs.
- Once you have made up your mind about a specific thoroughbred, you have to first watch the horse in motion while in the lunge line or in pasture so that you’ll be able to gauge the horse’s gaits. This will tremendously aid you in spotting any sign of weakness the horse may have and will save you a lot of time and money.
- With the permission of the owner, you must try to ride the thoroughbred horse a couple times to get a feel for the horse before committing to purchase it. Remember that a strong bond is important and it doesn’t matter if you are purchasing the horse for racing events or personal use.