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Maintaining a Healthy Young Tree

| Articles | November 10, 2012

Making sure that your fruit tree stays healthy is very important, but not as hard as some might think. There are several vital things you need to do: don’t harvest all of the fruit on the tree at the same time; make sure the soil is healthy; watch out for pests; plant it correctly; be sure it is protected when it is young. I will expand on all of these things.

One way to ensure that your fruit tree will remain healthy is to never harvest all of the fruit at the same time. If all of the fruit is left on the tree, it will grow to an unbearable weight. The combined weight of all of the fruit can get very heavy and snap the branches. So once the fruit starts to grow, you should always pick some of them before they are completely ready. Even if you don’t want to pick the fruit before it is ready, it will be beneficial to your tree. While you should do this to prevent it from becoming too heavy, you should also never over-harvest. This can be equally damaging.

Another part of making sure that your fruit tree stays healthy is planting it in fertile soil. If you plant anything in soil that doesn’t have the proper amount of nutrients in it, it will not grow and flourish as I am sure you would like it to. You also have to be sure that you plant the right tree in the right kind of soil, because some types of fruit trees do better in drier soil while some kinds or trees do better in damp soil. Just look up what kinds of nutrients your desired tree requires and you’ll know for sure whether to plant it or modify your soil in any way.

Another way to ensure your fruit tree’s health is to watch out for pests. To help keep the pests away from your tree, try to eliminate places by your tree that pests might be living. Always look for old piles of brush, weeds, old leaves, or any other decaying matter where pests could be hiding. Another way to keep pests away is by using bug sprays and repellents. Also, regularly turn over a little bit of soil around your tree and look for pests that could be hiding underground. Sometimes the ones that are hidden out of sight can be the most harmful.

If you don’t plant your fruit tree correctly, it could end up being very unhealthy. So to avoid this, always look for instructions before you plant trees. When you are planting a tree, make sure that your tree is perfectly vertical, so it won’t grow to be pointing off in an abnormal direction. When you are planting a tree you should also spread out the roots so that the tree will always be stable. This will help it live longer since the maximum water intake will be optimized.

The final thing to do in keeping your fruit tree healthy is to keep it protected when it is young and fragile. When you have a young tree you should tie it to a stake to help it to survive strong winds. Don’t tie it too hard, you should always allow room for the tree trunk to grow. Another thing to do when it is young is to put a small fence around it. This can help keep it safe from animals that will eat its bark if given the chance. A fence will also help to guard the base against strong wind and other weather.

If you follow all of this advice during the early years of your tree, you should have an experience that is nothing but joyful. Hopefully you’ll learn from the mistakes of others, and take great care of your tree. Just remember to always look up information on the type of tree you have, so that you can find out what exactly it requires.

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Maintaining a Compost Heap

| Articles | November 9, 2012

Many people who maintain gardens have a large amount of organic waste, from grass clippings to leaves and dead plants. Unfortunately, many waste money and time having these wastes transported to a landfill. It isn’t just a waste of good compost; it’s a waste of everything that goes into the process of transporting it (the garbage man’s time, the money you pay for the removal, etc). It is truly a travesty.

All this garbage that people are trying to get rid of can be a better supplement for your garden than any fertilizer or chemical. If you properly facilitate the decomposition of all of the garbage, it will alter chemically until it is in such a state that it can be nothing but beneficial nutrition for other plants. Therefore you can turn all the stuff you would have thrown away into top grade fertilizer for your garden.

Usually compost is maintained in a pile somewhere in your backyard. Usually the thought of a compost heap brings disturbing images to ones mind; heaps of rotten garbage emitting a horrid odor. However, if you maintain it correctly you’ll be able to produce great compost without producing an offensive odor. When I first began my compost pile in an effort to improve environmental health, I made several major errors. These included preventing the pile from the oxygen it truly needed, and keeping it to dry. It ended up decomposing in a very non-beneficial way, and producing an odor so foul that I had government agents knocking at my door.

When you are choosing your spot where you will be putting all of these materials, you should aim for a higher square footage. Having a really deep pile of compost is not a good idea, because generally the deeper sections won’t be exposed to anything that is required for the process to work. It is better to spread it all out over a large area. If you have a shed or a tool shack of some sort, it is a possibility to spread it over the roof (with boards to keep it from falling off, of course). I have seen this done several times, and it helps keep the pile out of the way while still maintaining a large square footage.

A compost heap can consist of any organic garbage from your yard, garden or kitchen. This includes leaves, grass, any leftover food that won’t be eaten, or newspaper (no more than a fifth of your pile should consist of newspaper, due to it having a harder time composting with the rest of the materials). Usually if you have a barrel devoted to storing all of these things, it will fill up within several weeks. It is quite easy to obtain compost, but the hard part truly comes in getting it to compost.

After you have begun to get a large assortment of materials in your compost heap, you should moisten the whole pile. This encourages the process of composting. Also chop every element of the pile into the smallest pieces possible. As the materials start to compress and meld together as they decompose, frequently head outside and aerate the pile. You can use a shovel to mix it all up, or an aeration tool to poke dozens of tiny holes into it. Doing this will increase the oxygen flow to each part of the pile, and oxygen is required for any decomposition to take place.

If maintaining a compost pile sounds like something that would interest you, start considering the different placement options. The hardest part about maintaining a pile is choosing a spot that provides enough square footage without intruding on the rest of your yard or garden. While usually you can prevent the horrible odors that most people associate with compost heaps, it’s still not a pleasant thing to have to look at whenever you go for a walk in your garden.

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Love and Learn Indian Sexual Techniques

| Articles | November 8, 2012

To learn Indian sexual techniques from love manuals such as the Kama Sutra and Ananga-Ranga, is not merely for the pursuit of satisfying earthly desires. It was specifically written to provide a set of instructions for married couples that any separation may be prevented. The instructions include tips, suggestions and advices on how to handle a number of problems that a husband and wife may encounter.

At the conclusion of Ananga-Ranga or State of the Bodiless One, Kalyana Malla, who holds a very unsentimental perspective of the human relationship, says this:

“There is no doubt about it. Satiety is the result of monotony. This boredom is often what leads other couples to believe their sex life is not so great. Often, the result is less bonding, which is why some couples find themselves at a loss as to how to bring back the magic, the heat, into their lives.”

The Ananga-Ranga, one of the great examples of Indian erotic literature, urges couples to try out varying sex positions, to employ sexual techniques that basically bring the fervor and passion back into their sex life. There are a number of basic positions and variations that couples can pick from, from the very tame and virginal to the scandalous and challenging. The Ananga-Ranga is not the only book couples can consult.

The classical Kama Sutra, another one of the love manuals of the Middle Ages, along with the book Koka Shastra (and of course, the Ananga-Ranga) is still very well received today. There are numerous love texts and books of pleasure that urge the reader to learn a wealth of information focused not only on making love but also on how to prepare oneself for loving another person, physically and mentally.

The Ananga-Ranga has chapters on how to deal with body problems such as body odor or smelly armpits or awful breath so that such troubles don’t come between a husband and wife. Other chapters deal with charms, simple spells, are you compatible or not sexually and yes, ways on how to seduce the opposite sex. Sexual attraction is crucial. Most books on love mention that if the beloved fails to ignite the lover’s passion, if the lover is not aroused, if he does not burn with desire for the beloved, then the marriage is doomed.

Foreplay is also a vital section and given ample coverage in most books. Husband and wife must be prepared. Making love does not start when the pumping does. It starts when the first kiss is given, with first brush of the hand or kiss on the neck.

The reigning concept is that making love must not merely engage a couple’s “house of love” or “pleasure stem” but their hearts and minds as well. There must be more than the physical, must be more than the urge to consummate the act.

But the fire, the attraction, the heat must stay with them. It is this heat, this passion, this fervor, that allows them to react in the same breathless wonder to the beloved. Every time, each time, a glimpse of the beloved is all the lover needs and the pattern of his heartbeat alters, it skips, quickens with desire. Even after ten years of marriage, even after a lifetime, even when their steps grow slow and measured with age, it is the same reaction, the same wonder and surprise, the same need.

This is making love with all of one’s senses. This is what brings the sexual act alive. It’s what all the books of pleasure say, in the end. It’s what they all agree on.

After you learn Indian sexual techniques and reading tips, suggestions and rules, what you arrive at in the end is the most important instruction, the primary one, the instruction to which all other instruction is mere preparation. No matter how wonderful a love manual can be, all are secondary to but one instruction: love.

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Local Home Repairman: Can You Avoid Their High Charges?

| Articles | November 7, 2012

Home repair costs can sometimes be a nightmare to household owners. They can get so expensive that the idea of hiring local home repairman makes them think twice before doing so. To avoid the expensive charges, people sometimes shy away from that idea and do the job themselves to save on costs.

The problem is not all of us have the skills to do the job. So, in the attempt to avoid the expensive charges, we put the repair job required with professional skills into our hands. However, what produces most of the times is a less quality job and instead of avoiding the costs we ended up spending more because we already need a qualified repairman to finally fix the problem that worsened because of our own doings.

Now, it certainly would help if you are skillful or a craftsman because that means you can have the initiative to undertake some home repairs. But even the most experienced skilled person cannot claim that they can handle all technical home repair jobs. They can be expert in two, three, or more home improvement technical skills, it is impossible however to find one that is expert on all things.

So, if you think the job does not fit your skillful hands, it is always a good idea to trust it to the right, qualified local repairman. Having a professional help can help you save on costs provided you know how to find one.

Keeping your house in good standard condition is essential to most of us. But it is unavoidable that one broken fixture after another occurs, and it seems to never end, especially if the house has already seen better days. And the more depressing idea is the costs continue to drain our budget. But as was said, it is inevitable.

So, are there are any ways to save? What can you do to avoid the high costs and still get quality repair jobs, one that does not require you to call another repairman after only a relatively brief of time because the old problem resurfaced, much to your dismay?

When a home repair is necessary, there are there options that you can do. First, you can call a home repairman and ask him to do the job, call an estate agent to sell the house as quickly as possible, and lastly, take care of the job on your own. The last option was already discussed above, so we focus on the second.

It can be a good option, but the hassles of everything, from finding an agent to taking care of the transactions, and more importantly, finding a new house a new house that will eventually pose the same home repair problems in the future.

On the other hand, the first can still be the best option in many cases. While you cannot avoid home repairs, there are ways to save on their costs. First, always make sure you have a tiny savings fund in which you can use should any trouble surfaces. Second, train the household members to become a small specialist tradesman so they can help.

Third, be vigilant always of small home problems and should they happen never let them go more serious. At the first sign, have them fixed, if you are not adept, by a qualified local home repairman. And, finally, find an experienced and reliable repair company that will charge reasonable bills and quality jobs at the same time. And yes, you can avoid the high charges if remember these things.

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Local Home Repairman A Practical Solution to your Damaged Appliance

| Articles | November 6, 2012

With the economic crisis the country is facing nowadays, even a minor damage in your household appliance seems to be threatening, right? Most of us have a very tight budget and replacing major appliances in our home when they get damaged is a big No. But just because your fridge, dishwasher, or any home appliance is not working well doesn’t mean it needs replacement. Most of the time, it just needs to be serviced by a local home repairman.

Finding a reliable repair technician is a very practical move because through this, you can rapidly and affordably bring your appliances back in good shape. While it seems so easy for some well-off families to replace their household appliances when they break, having them checked and repaired by an expert is not just a cheaper alternative but oftentimes more efficient as well.

Almost all the appliances in your house can be repaired; although the cost of each repair varies. The technician’s rate or the amount you have to pay for him usually depends on the extent of the damage, the technician’s experience and expertise, and other factors. Among the appliances that are less costly to repair than to replace are dryers, freezers, refrigerators, washers, stoves, built-in ovens, and air conditioners. Most technicians also service laundry and kitchen appliances, microwaves, ranges, hoods, and disposals.

To get bigger savings, it is wise to find and hire a repairman that’s reliable enough and really specializes in appliance repair. The repairman that you should hire must have these qualities:

oExpertise in appliance repair

Most appliance repairmen are really experienced enough in servicing virtually any kind of household appliance so they are the right person to contact if you need someone to repair your freezer, microwave, or any other home appliance.

oYears of experience

Handymen who have been in the business for many years now are more experienced. Perhaps, they’ve already fixed nearly all appliances and almost all problems an appliance may encounter throughout its service life.

oAffiliation in a professional appliance repair company.

Appliance repair jobs usually need to be done by a professional. While some appliance problems seem way easy to fix, the task will look harder when you start to disassemble the parts of the appliance. So it really pays a lot to get someone from a professional appliance company particularly if the problem is a potentially hazardous electrical wiring.

oReliability

One way to determine if a repairman is reliable or not is to ask his previous customers. So before hiring a handyman, ask him first for the phone number of his customers in the past and call each of them. Ask them if they are happy with the service of the repairman you’re planning to hire and if they will use his services again in the future.

oGood track record

Hire only the appliance repairman who has a clean record of completing his repair jobs. This quality can also be ascertained by asking those who have used the handyman’s service in the past.

If you have damaged appliances in your home, the most practical solution to get those things back in tiptop shape is to hire a skilled and dependable local home repairman. And the best tool you can use to be able to find such is information. You just need to apply effective techniques in gathering information and you’ll be able to find a truly effective repairman every time the need arises.

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Legally Downloading MP3 Music You Just Gotta Know!

| Articles | November 5, 2012

Music is the essence of communication. It connects us with worlds and emotions that are sometimes buried so deep within that we almost forget that they exist. Thanks to all the advancement of technology we can now explore all the interesting music genres right in our own homes. This convenience comes with great responsibility and most people lack the maturity to understanding that. To appreciate music you have to be willing to make a small investment for those that open up the portals of self-expression and communication.

The world of mp3 music is now an extended orchard, ripe and ready for the picking. The industry of downloading music illegally is now noticing that in order to get better quality with less guilt then legal download is the best way to go. The reasons are endless as to why you should opt for downloading mp3 music legally.

It is clear that society is not highly interested in paying much for anything, but often the asking price for legal music download is so little one can actually ridicule it. There are many sites that offer the download of mp3 music legally. These help provide an efficient service for people. The basic concept is that people can get their favorite music instantly by paying a very low fee. This type of fee can be per download or subscription. Besides being able to download the music legally you get the opportunity to read some of the reviews written about your favorite artists which can be quite interesting. Most start from as little as $1 per hit downloads. Sites like mp3.com, emusic.com, musicmatch.com and so forth help make this process as easy as taping a few keys.

With such convenience its no wonder more and more people are entering this music world. The best part is that one can carry their music with them whenever they go, with the little assistance from mobile phones and also mp3 players and such technological gadgets. So the world is all about exploration and the path is paved with legally downloaded mp3 music. Why bother with the hassle of illegal music when you can have your conscious free from the claws of the law.

The appeal with legal mp3 music download is that you know that you will be receiving the same quality as a store bought CD. But something that most music fans seem to understand and appreciate from the services provided by the legal mp3 music downloading sites is that it is a community. This means you are become part of a growing network of music fans. Legally downloading mp3 music is also mainly about appreciating the legal rights of artists. With people lacking so much in the respect for other people’s property it is good that most music downloading websites are doing their part in preserving a sense of honesty.

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Legal Music Download Sites VS P2P File Sharing.

| Articles | November 4, 2012

This article compares the differences between legal music download sites VS file sharing networks.

1) Music files available for download:

The p2p file sharing networks heavily out number the legal music sites when it comes to the amount of files available for download. A p2p application provides millions of unlimited mp3 music files, while a legal music download site provides legitimately licensed music files in the hundreds of thousands.

2) The cost of downloading music:

You can download p2p file sharing networks for free, or for a very cheap one-time fee. A legal music download site is usually either “subscription-based” or “pay-per-download”. A legal site will also usually charge extra for the ability to rip or burn music.

3) Variety of files available for download:

A legal music site mainly provides ONLY music files for downloading. A p2p application gives you, besides music files, full movie, game, video, software, TV show and ring-tone files to download as well.

4) Legal Issues & Controversy:

Legitimate legal music download sites are completely free of controversy and 100% legal to use. P2p file sharing networks, while legal, are not without lawsuit concerns and controversy due to how the file sharing technology can be used.

If you choose to use a p2p file sharing program, there are potential risks you need to be aware of, including:

Lawsuit Risks – Peer to peer file sharing networks have been ruled legal in a court of law. However, if you download and share “copyrighted material” you could risk becoming targeted, and possibly sued, by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

Virus And Privacy Risks – In using a file sharing application, you risk the possibility of installing harmful spyware, viruses, worms and malware on your computer. And if that’s not bad enough, many p2p applications also leave you exposed to online hackers and identity thieves that can steal you personal information.

Legal Music Download Sites VS P2P File Sharing – Summary:

At first glance the p2p file sharing networks may seem to offer an easy way to get unlimited free file downloads. But remember, nothing is really free and this is especially true with the p2p file sharing applications.

The file sharing programs come with a price of increased privacy and security threats, and potential RIAA lawsuit risks. The ONLY way to guarantee getting safe music downloads online is by using a legitimately licensed music site that provides downloads of music legally licensed from the record labels and artists themselves.

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Learn to Solve Your Problems

| Articles | November 2, 2012

How much percentage in a class of 30 students would agree to you that Mathematics is a great subject? You might answer “around 10 to 35%” and that is all. True, most kids today are not thrilled to solve Mathematical equations not because they do not know the processes involved, but because of the lack of interest in it.

In a similar way, our daily activities do not mean 100% joy and 0% problems. At times, we have more problems than joy. Fortunately, some individual are skilled in handling problems right. Want to know their secrets?

Well, carefree people, as some might call them, have one thing in common: optimism. These kinds of people do not mean they never had problems before. Try remembering a colleague, a relative, a friend, or someone from your community who has the brightest smile at the start until the end of the day. How many times did you see that person frown? Carefree people are fun to be with because their attitude is contagious. Have you tried asking them how they carry their problems lightly? Below are their secrets:

1. Learn to control your feelings by separating negative feelings from positive thoughts. This is the first step in solving problems. Only after you have cleared your mind with unnecessary thoughts can you start solving your problems accordingly.

2. Treat each problem as challenge and opportunity for self-improvement.

3. Free that scapegoat attitude. Are you pointing your finger or blaming others for mishaps? Take responsibilities for your mistakes. No one is perfect, so never put the blames on others.

4. Use a pen and paper, and rate the depth of the problem and possible answers to your problem. Probability law principle will allow you to evaluate how far you have thought of resolving your problems.

5. Keep a journal and treat it as a “secret friend” who is always willing to listen to your grievances. Write your feelings freely.

6. Develop a noteworthy hobby, for this will help you lessen or minimize stress in your life.

7. Take time off from work and create variations of your daily schedule. Relax and check out the best movies in town. Travel and meet new wonderful people. You will find these activities worthwhile in the long run.

The above tips will help you optimize those positive feelings of yours. Say you are already consumed by some problems. Here are the 1-2-3 steps in doing your problem solving:

1. Determine the root cause of the problem. If you think it is difficult, ask hundreds of why’s and what’s and you will soon find out the cause.

2. Think, strategize, and act for resolution.

3. Develop a strong desire to solve the problem.

4. Review the situation for you to avoid repeating the same mistakes committed beforehand.

Consider that everybody experiences lowliness many times, but problems are problems. They are there not to annoy you; but problems are created when you cannot accept your limitations. Once you accept your limitations, problem solving is just a 1-2-3 step, hassle-free, and a life-sharpening experience indeed. Hence, never consume or lock yourself in your room when problem strikes. Think that problems are states of your being limited to something you need the most. But if you cannot have that important thing, accept it. Let go and you will free yourself with worries. Remember, less worries mean less problems. If you think that you really want some time out because of problems, consider that there is another room available for you called “improvement.”

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Learn to Set Goals

| Articles | November 1, 2012

There are those who are bounded by laws and rules, yet success is too distant for them. On the other hand, there are those who appears to be easy going people but are successful. Think you have what it takes to be like them? Or would you rather do something different to achieve the elusive success? Take heart and set your goals.

What do goals represent by the way? These are actually representations of your visions about you and your future. Goals should be achievable and realistic. These kinds of goals allow you to put them into practice or at least do some activities that allow you to monitor your progress. However, more is involved in just merely setting realistic goals. Remember that in order to achieve your goals, you must act according to your goals. Otherwise, all else would be vanity if you do not exert effort in reaching them. The following will help you set achievable goals:

1.Enhance your skills in achieving targeted goals by setting objectives, as well as standard and optional activities that will help you meet your goals.

2.Strategize and take risks in meeting your goals. Strategic thinking is very important because this will allow you to be productive and focus on the activities according to your goals.

3.Act in accordance to your goals. Proper mind setting is very important in achieving your goals. Take the extra mile. Try taking risks but never compromise your safety. Taking risks means that you are ready to learn new things and challenges that will help you in the long run.

On one hand, you may wonder why there is a need for you to set goals if you think you have not failed at all in your endeavors. Remember that setting goals does not mean that you always fail. Setting goals means that you are acknowledging your limitations and you are ready to work your way up towards success, professionally or personally. It is for this reason why objective goals matter.

Moving forward, you also have to consider that there are goals that are just too hard to achieve on your own. At times, these goals even create conflicts that you might think of surrendering in the long run. Take heart. Everybody have similar concerns at times. If this situation occurs and you think that surrendering is the last option, why not look for a partner, a friend maybe who is willing to help you out with your goals? Collaborate with your prospective partner and learn to prioritize. If it requires spending time in plotting all the possibilities, both the pros and cons, try it.

Remember that goal setting is focused on your benefits. So try working things out and focus, focus, and focus. Minimize or avoid distractions if possible so you can work your goals better. Work that proper mindset for a clearer vision of you achieving those valuable goals. If you are vying for promotion in your workplace, it is important that you see yourself already in the position you want. If you are aiming for a personal or educational goal, make things happen by planning and doing things related to your goals. You will then realize that goals, no matter how difficult they may appear, are still valuable to consider. Once your goals are achieved, sweet success knocks on your door commending you for a job well done.

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