Josienita a.k.a ds_1786
Josienita Borlongan is a full-time IT Manager and a writer. Borlongan writes for eHow, Garden Guides, Business.com, OnTarget.com and ModernMom.com. She is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and a Cisco Certified Network Associate. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from Saint Louis University, Philippines.
ds_1786 Author Alias
When planning outdoor entertainment, a backyard barbecue party often comes to mind, especially during warmer days. Taking the party outdoors will make the event an informal one, allowing the food to take center stage. For your next backyard barbecue party, take a little time and make the gathering more fun and entertaining.
Greet the New Year with a fun-filled party! Because what better way to celebrate New Year's Eve than with good company, good food and good drinks? Set the stage by designing your space with some festive and fun accents. Complementing your party with the right decorations will create the right mood for the occasion and add an extra sparkle to your event!
Keeping children busy during the Thanksgiving holidays requires creative thinking on your part, especially when you have plenty of things to do. One way you can keep your children entertained for hours is by having them do crafty activities, which will keep their little fingers busy. Creating edible crafts will also give your children a reward in the end - eating the tasty treats they created!
Babies, especially during the infancy stage, breathe four times faster than the average adult human being; newborns breathe at the rate of 40 times per minute while adults normally breathe at 12 to 18 times per minute. Although babies have periodic breaks during normal breathing, they can experience serious breathing difficulties. Knowing the tell-tale signs of abnormal breathing can help you identify a problem and get professional medical help.
During challenging physical conditions and situations, the body undergoes temperature changes. For instance, the body shows signs and symptoms that trigger the natural body defenses against dreaded diseases. Chills often predict the coming of a fever or an increase in body temperature. The body tries to generate heat when it feels cold through rapid contraction and relaxation that can cause chills. When fever manifests, the body's temperatures reaches one or two notches higher than 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit and may indicate an infection or illness.
When you have a fever, it generally indicates that your body is doing its job -- fighting an infection. Often, doctors do not recommend a fever-reducing medicine until the fever reaches 102 degrees Fahrenheit and higher. When it's time to administer a remedy, some doctors may opt for a homeopathic remedy that will work best for the type of fever that you have.
The thicker, curvier nature of African American hair follicles produces tighter, kinky coils. African American women can opt for treatments to straighten their hair, or may prefer more natural styles that highlight the curly texture -- which can vary from person to person. There are some classic styles that are always in fashion, but you'll want to find a hairstyle that fits your overall personal style.
To keep your Afro hair looking good, you must take good care of your tresses. Growing and caring for a good-looking, healthy Afro requires quite a bit of work and patience because of its fragile and brittle nature. Using the proper techniques in the upkeep of your hair will help keep your woes at bay.
What you eat plays an important role in laying down a healthy foundation for hair growth. In addition to patience, common sense and general awareness of healthy habits, you'll need a lifelong commitment to eating a well-balanced diet to maintain healthy hair. Choose the right foods to get the nutrients necessary to have healthy hair growth.
When someone dear to you has breast cancer, the condition can take its toll on everyone. Dealing with the illness can be overwhelming, to say the least. Not knowing what to do or what to expect can add to the anxiety that slowly builds up each day. Often, you feel helpless. You want to help, but you don't know where to start. Fortunately, you can get some support through available resources for families with breast cancer.
Implementing energy-efficient improvements in your home not only helps the environment, but it keeps your wallet filled too. Along with long-term energy savings, you will save money through tax credits. The federal government actively promotes its energy-efficiency tax-credit programs to lead American homes toward increased energy efficiency.
In normal amounts, ear wax (cerumen) provides protection from bacteria and acts as a self-cleaning agent and lubricant, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology. However, once ear wax builds up, it can cause discomfort, partial hearing loss, tinnitus, odor, itchiness and dryness of the ears. If your child experiences one or more of these symptoms, it's time to clean up his ears. Fortunately, you can perform natural remedies to remove ear wax.
Look spectacular on your wedding day with a beautiful hairstyle. After you pick the dress and accessories, choose the hairstyle that will go with overall look you'd like to achieve. Your tresses become your crowning glory as you walk down the aisle on your special day. Get inspired by the chic choices of wedding hairstyles donned by fabulous brides through the years.
If you're looking for Western baby girl names, look no further than the U.S. map for inspiration. With hundreds of Western baby names to choose from, you can narrow down the options to a few famous Western baby girl names coined after some famous and not-so-famous spots in the Old Wild West.
If you're a bride with long locks, you have plenty of hairstyle choices to choose from that will complement your wedding gown, in addition to the traditional updo bun. Choose hairstyles that will take advantage of your long tresses. Wow your groom and guests from the time you walk down the aisle until the wedding reception winds down.
Your daily nutritional intake can keep your body in tip-top shape. When you're busy jamming too many tasks in one day, however, you may tend to neglect yourself. Fortunately, nutritional drinks can help maintain your body's nutritional needs without requiring tedious preparation. Jump-start and end your days with nutritional drinks that will help you stay on track.
Kids should have at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Physical activity helps your child build a stronger and healthier body. In addition, an August 2010 study conducted by the University of Illinois finds that physical exercise can make your child smarter, too. You may find physical education offered in your kid's school insufficient. Fortunately, what schools lack in terms of physical activities for your child, fitness clubs can offer.
One of modern day's biggest breakthroughs in digital technology, the digital camera, offers high-quality visuals that can last a long time. With a digital camera, gone are the days that you have to take pictures and wait for hours, sometimes days, before you can look at the photos. In addition, most digital cameras also take videos that you can view on a small built-in viewer that also shows the photos you take.
With the aid of wheelchairs, moving about and participating in different activities can become a reality for children who are unable to walk. Many wheelchair manufacturers are making wheelchairs not only for adults, but for children as well. If you have a child who needs a wheelchair, examine the different types of wheelchairs and choose the one that will work best for your child's needs.
Aside from its powerful functions such as mobile email connection and office tools and software, the BlackBerry has a fun side to it as well. Access games and entertainment features on your BlackBerry while relaxing from a hard day's work. Download some of the best BlackBerry games available and mix business with fun and pleasure.
Handheld gadgets such as Apple's iPod can bring entertainment to a whole new level, offering plenty of gigabyte space that will allow you to not only listen to music, but also watch movies wherever you are. However, before you can enjoy hours of entertainment, you have to put movies onto your iPod. Downloading movies from the iTunes Store is not particularly difficult once you understand the process.
Cell phones come with the usual run-of-the-mill ringtones. Often, the choices are too generic or so common that when you are in a public space and you hear a similar ringtone, you can mistake it as your own. In addition, downloading ringtones can be costly, especially if you want to keep changing ringtones. Make your own ringtones that will stand out from the crowd so that there is no mistaking that it is yours. Furthermore, with your own ringtones, you can give your cell phone its own personality that complements yours.
Available for download on the Skype website, Skype software allows people and businesses to make free video or voice calls, send messages and share files with other Skype users or subscribers. If you're planning to call anyone who does not use Skype, you may end up paying more if you do not get Skype To Go. "Skype To Go" will allow you to connect with non-Skype users across the globe, even if they do not have Skype, by using your computer, mobile phone or land line.
From the moment you wake up until the end of the day, the iPod is your trusted companion on and off the road. You can enjoy the benefits of nonstop music while driving on long highways and through busy streets. It is possible to play your iPod in your car.
If you're a proud owner of an iPhone, you can benefit from its state-of-the-art mechanisms, jam-packed with apps and features, which make it one of the best smart phones available in the market. An iPhone has many tricks up its sleeves to make communication just a little bit more entertaining and life just a little bit easier to organize.
A clean pool is an inviting pool. Every swimming pool owner knows that nobody wants to swim in a dirty pool. Pools can often go 10 or more years without draining and refilling as long as you keep the water clean. Keeping your pool clean and fresh is something you can do on your own. By using the right tools, a little bit of elbow grease and patience, you should be able to tackle this task in no time.
Installing a homemade rain barrels to collect, store and recycle rain water is both environment-friendly and economical. Rain barrels also help reduce the amount of water that may settle around the foundation of your home. Although it may be a time-consuming process, creating your own rain barrels is a project you can accomplish using a little bit of cash, patience and elbow grease.
The warmth and beauty that wood floors offer make them highly sought after. Many homeowners prefer wood floors to other types of flooring materials because they tend to last longer. However, wood floors are sometimes high maintenance and sustain scratches. Fortunately, wood floor cleaning can remove scratches or make them less visible.
Concrete stone is a tough material; however, it is not resistant to dirt. As a flooring material, concrete stone accumulates dirt, grime, mildew and stain, especially when used outdoors and in high-traffic areas. Fortunately, you can clean concrete stone to bring back its beauty.
For years, Martha Stewart has been sharing her thoughts and ideas on how to live well and enjoy life's memorable moments. She uses her television shows, magazines and books to demonstrate her interior design, crafts and cooking skills to inspire others. If you want to gain inspiration in designing the bedrooms in your home, choose any of Martha Stewart's decorating ideas.
Checklist plans often besiege you when going off on a trip with the whole family. Your mind is thinking of hundreds of items you would like to take with you, but you do not know where to start. Get organized and tailor-fit your packing list, based on the kind of getaway trip you are embarking on.
If you are among millions of people who call a cubicle a workplace, consider yourself lucky. Although, you may see it only as a table with three low walls, a cubicle is your sanctuary and an extension of your home. A cubicle, which usually comes in a bland color of office gray, is a blank canvas, where you can creatively decorate using ideas that will suit your personality and style.
The joy of being a mother is priceless and indescribable. Nothing could ever replace or compare with that feeling of wonder when you know that you have brought life into this world. However, being a new mom presents a huge problem -- baby belly. Fortunately, you need not worry. Aside from proper diet management and a belly wrap, you can perform certain exercises to solve your belly problems.
Involving your children in the kitchen can be a fun way to spend time with them while teaching them valuable skills that they can use as they grow older. Not only is cooking fun, it also helps kids read, learn math, organize things and become independent. When grown ups spend time with kids in the kitchen, it strengthens their bonds and fosters openness between the young ones and the young once.
With millions of people from around the globe traveling the City of Angles in search of their own Southern California experience, what could be more appropriate than to visit and revel in this famed city with your own little angels? Los Angeles offers a variety of places to go to and things to do that your entire family can enjoy. So, pack up your bags and take your family to a fun and unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.
Experts have established the close link between exercise and health. However, when the weather becomes unpredictable, it dampens even the most high-spirited individuals, especially kids who love sports and outdoor recreation. Fortunately, you can wipe away the blues with sports activities that your children can do even when they are inside the comfort of their own home.
When you are running out of ideas to keep your children busy, think of fun paper activities for them to do. Handcrafting items made from paper will make your children use their creativity and imagination. Paper activities are enjoyable to do whether your kids are doing them alone or with you.
Exposing children to animals by giving them pets to care for can aid in developing their nurturing instincts. However, developing pet allergies can hinder the healthy bond between your children and their pets. Fortunately, some pets are suitable for children with pet allergies. Choose the best type of allergen-free animal for your children and allay your pet allergy phobias.
Photos turn into priceless mementos when memorialized in artistic products, especially when your children's little hands help make them. Your children's creative juices will continue to flow when you keep them busy doing handcrafted photos. Activities involving photo crafts will allow you to spend quality time with your children while teaching them to appreciate and adore the fond memories captured from the camera's lens.
A wall-mounted television can make watching your favorite shows enjoyable; however, it can also be an eyesore. Find ways to decorate your wall-mounted television so that it will become the focal point of your room. Decorating your wall-mounted television will make it look like a piece of art rather than just a black rectangle hanging on the wall.
Make your next Thanksgiving dinner more memorable with ideas that are different from the usual dinner table get-together. By coming up with a different way to have your next Thanksgiving dinner party, you will bring more reactions and interactions with everyone tuned in to the occasion. Think of what will work best for you and your guests so that everyone will have a grand time.
Keeping children entertained during one of the busiest holidays of the year can be a challenge, especially if you have many things going on. Fortunately, you can make your children's time worthwhile by giving them things to do. Keep your children's boredom at bay with Thanksgiving craft projects that they can enjoy doing on their own, with you, or with other kids.
Many gardeners loathe dandelions because they are some of the most notorious weeds around. However, dandelions are not just garden pests, they have medicinal and health benefits, too. Widely used as a salad green, the dandelion has roots, leaves and flowers that are an effective diuretic and liver tonic. In addition, drinking dandelion tea can aid in losing weight.
Hair growth products are a godsend for those with hair loss problems; however, the many choices available may confuse anyone in the market for a dependable hair loss product. Many products promise favorable results, but before you spend your money, it will be wise to do your research. Fortunately, product reviews are available to help narrow down the choices to help you make the right choice of hair loss product that will work best for you.
According to Entertainment Software Association, 67 percent of American households play computer and video games, as of 2010. In addition, 64 percent of parents believe games are a positive part of their children's lives. Xbox, which is one of the top providers of video games, offer a variety of options to cater to every gamer, including video games played by families.