The Perfect Outdoor Bench

An outdoor bench is a very versatile way to add variety to a picturesque outdoor scene. An outdoor bench can be just for decoration, or it can provide a much-needed seat for rest. But no matter what kind of outdoor bench you are looking for, there is one thing that is the most important consideration to make. An outdoor bench must be extremely durable because it will sit through all of the changing weather patterns. Here’s how to make sure the outdoor bench you purchase will last a very long time. Ask about wood treatment If you have your heart set on a wooden bench, then one of the first things you should ask the retailer about is wood treatments. …

2012 Survival Guide

There are people who believe that the Earth will soon be subject to immense disaster due to the upheavals in the sun’s magnetic fields. These fluctuations in the magnetic fields are suppose to generate enormous solar flares that will affect the polarity of the entire planet Earth. When the polarity of the world changes many natural disasters are believed to arise. These natural disasters include massive earthquakes, colossal tsunamis and intense volcanic activity. Some even believe that the Earth’s crust will shift to such a drastic degree that many continents will be swept thousands of miles away from their present positions. So the question is – how does one survive 2012? Here is a basic 2012 Survival Guide list of …

Traveling Tips for Miami

Miami is a beautiful metropolitan city. The beauty of the city definitely makes it the most beautiful place of the "Sunshine State" Florida. Because of the sunny sandy beaches, entertaining nightlife, excellent cuisine, pleasurable weather and a rich history, it attracts millions of tourists every year. Finding a hotel in Miami is really easy as there are about 250 hotels in Miami, mostly located in the beach area. There are hotels of all sorts of class, quality, service and expense. You can easily choose the one that you like and can afford. These hotels are either on the beach side or just a few minutes walk from the beach. After you check into your hotel, it's time to check out …

The Pros and Cons of Buying and Selling Antiques for Additional Income

For quite a few people, the idea of buying a few antiques and trying to sell them online is an attractive one. That may be driven in some cases by a genuine interest in the subject and a desire to pursue a business in that domain but in others it will be more of an attempt to generate at least some additional income to help survival. It looks easy At face value, this is a very attractive option. All you need to do, so the mythology goes, is pop along to your local Bric-a-Brac, second-hand shop or public auction and buy some old items for a relatively small amount of money. You then sell them for a vast profit to …

Outdoor Kitchen Guide Using Granite Countertops

For anyone who’s made the decision to install a kitchen that utilizes outdoor space, there are a number of important considerations to bear in mind during the design process. An outdoor kitchen is a unique home project, because not only is style and functionality important, but the materials selected for use in the space also have to be durable and weather-resistant. An outdoor kitchen can be a space that’s welcoming for family gatherings, or just a place to enjoy nightly family meals. Like an indoor kitchen, it should be equipped with all the necessities, including appliances and an adequate work space. While selecting the perfect grill may be easy for most homeowners, choosing the materials for the countertop can pose …

"Just-In-Case" Info and Reminders for Winter Survival

We have heard a lot of stories about snow mishaps during winter. We have heard and read about winter survival. We feel and think like we’ve mastered the dangers in this weather, but accidents are accidents, no matter how careful we may be are inevitable. Unless we are in this situation we really would not know how prepared we actually are. But winter can be fun too. Winter hiking is a popular activity during this weather. So the best thing to do is continuously understand and be aware of all possible situations in a snow mishap. Here are trinkets of facts that are as important as the winter survival kit that you have packed on any winter trip: Hypothermia – …

Introduction to Travelling to Fiji for First Timers

Fiji is one of those places, you want to return over and over again. For those of you who have not been, this article will share some insights into Fiji that will help you make a better decision of going. You may ask where is Fiji? Fiji is located in the Pacific Ocean. North of New Zealand and North East of Sydney. Fiji has over 100 Islands; to be exact it has 332 Islands. 110 of these are inhabitant with people. The group of Islands in Fiji are volcanic and mountainous with beautiful beaches surrounding almost every island. Going to Fiji is almost like taking the perfect break in life to refresh, rejoice and re juice. You may be asking …

How Do Successful Leaders Spell Survival

Did you know that the same skills used in Survival Situations are the same skills needed for effective Leadership? The U.S. military uses the word SURVIVAL as a mnemonic device to help its troops and leaders remember right actions under fire. Visionary Leadership: *S: Size up the Situation*. Survivalists know that they need to survey their environment before taking action. Today’s Successful Leaders need to do the same. Unfortunately I have seen too many newly promoted managers, so anxious to prove their worth , begin immediately making changes before a careful business/organizational analysis. The result: A disruption of customers and employees and often negative consequences to the organization. Always conduct Intel, before offering opinion or direction. *U: *Undue Haste Makes …

Ceiling Fan Outdoor Lights – Adding Convenience and Comfort

If you are fortunate enough to live in a warm climate but you find some days the heat can be a little much, consider an outdoor ceiling fan. They are specifically designed to withstand humidity, dust, heat and cold so you need not worry about the operation of the fan as long as it is installed properly. To enhance comfort and convenience some of the accessories available include remote controls and ceiling fan outdoor light kits. Not as popular as indoor fans, outdoor fans are little harder to find, and when you do find them you will notice that the selection of color and styles available is somewhat limited. If you are looking for lights for your outdoor fan try …

Slippery Elm – Your Pet’s Best Holistic Friend

Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva) is an exception to the fears and cautions surrounding the use of herbs in animals. It is very safe and non-toxic. The part of the tree used is the inner bark, which is soft and stringy. Simplest to use is the powdered form, which can be purchased in bulk, or pre-packed in capsules, at most health food stores. It is readily available over the Internet from herb suppliers. Herbalists attribute many wonderful healing properties to Slippery Elm: demulcent (soothing, mucilage-forming), emollient (soothing and protective for skin), nutritive (providing specific food nutrients), tonic (promoting healthy function of one or more body systems), and astringent (constricting, binding or drying effect). It can be used both internally and externally. …