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ways or guide to getting cut
May 10, 2017
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Everyone wants to be ripped. I do not care who you are or what you do. Having a lean, cut physique is a goal of everyone I have ever met; some are just better liars than others. That being said, there are a million-and-one “experts” out there telling us all how to get that desirable physique.

There is just enough; “This is how I did it so it should work for you…” it makes me throw my hands in the air with a big caveman ARRRG!?! I cringe going to bodybuilding shows because even at the state level there is plenty of mass, but minimal cuts. The “experts” strike again!

Now, as I step off my soapbox, let me make available the real how-to, guaranteed-not-to-fail-you way to get ripped. Am I just another one of the “experts”? I have been called worse — but for the sake of argument — let me provide you some background.

Helping people lean up is what I do. I practice medicine on the side to pay the bills. The following info applies if you are fifty, fat and have a food fetish, or if you are a lean, mean mid-twenties guy or gal that wants to be tighter.

Tens of thousands of eating plans and clients in the last 25 years have provided me, through trial and error, the real how to. Thomas Edison once said while discussing the filament in the light bulb:

“I DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT MATERIAL YET, BUT I DO KNOW OF ABOUT TEN THOUSAND MATERIALS THAT WON’T WORK.”
So, let’s get to it. Here’s a quick summation of this article before I start: I will teach you how to get ripped – it takes work; it takes monitoring; it takes constant tweaking. However, if you do it (barring appalling genetics), you will be as cut as you want to be. A few things come to mind as I write this, some I will include, and others I will not:

Supplements — There are some excellent supplements out there that will assist your goal. Supplement articles.
Exercises — a number of different types of exercises help you in the cutting process. The specifics? Training articles.
“Getting on stage” lean and cut (i.e. involves water changes, tricks of the trade, etc.). Contest articles.
Nutrition? THIS article!
Monitoring lean and fat mass? THIS article.
Truly getting ripped? THIS article.
Obtaining a ripped physique requires monitoring weight and body composition changes, strength, and energy, as well as being eager with counting calories, weighing foods, and calculating nutrient ratios, all of which will effect your final outcome.

I am going to add bullet points throughout the article as a summation point of how to get ripped. You can then look back at the points as a reference guide for future use.
UTILIZE A HIGH PROTEIN DIET – PROTEIN BURNS MORE CALORIES AND INCREASES SATIETY (THE FEELING OF FULLNESS)
Notice I did not say low carb. I said high protein. Carbs are essential for lean mass maintenance. Short-term low-carb diets are great, but we are focusing on getting ripped and keeping all the lean mass we can. We all have been told of the benefits of a high protein diet. Let me review two reasons you may not be that familiar with. These two reasons will help you lean up.

Protein causes the greatest amount of satiety of any of the foods. In other words, the first thing we fear when we cut our calories to lean up is that we are going to be hungry. A high protein diet helps curb a lot of that hunger.

Protein also has the highest thermic effect of any food. This means that it takes more energy or calories to digest proteins than it does fats or carbohydrates.

Some studies have shown that up to 30% of the calories in protein are lost as heat in the digestion process. This is why I have chosen not to include it in our calculations above. This provides a fudge factor, and extra calories being burned that you need not account for.

You WILL be measuring your lean mass throughout your cutting process. This is an area that allows you some leeway and some protection of those hard-earned muscles. Protein sources include all animal products such as meat and dairy, and a variety of vegetable sources.
ADJUST YOUR CALORIES AT LEAST WEEKLY ACCORDING TO YOUR BODY COMPOSITION CHANGES AND HOW YOU LOOK. INCREASE CARDIO IF YOU WISH TO EAT MORE OR GET LEAN A LITTLE QUICKER
After removing all the hype, getting cut comes down to a set of scales (no pun intended). You need to balance your cardio and calories. You need to monitor your lean mass and fat mass, and you need to compare pictures of yourself during the whole process.

Cardio to calories is easy. If you want to eat more, do more cardio and visa versa. If your lean mass is maintaining (a dignified goal while getting cut) and fat is dropping off — you are right on track. Here is where the fine-tuning comes in. People who are successful at getting ripped AND keeping their muscle mass know this to a tee.

The following is a simple guide to help you with your caloric intake based on what you are seeing/getting with your constant monitoring of your body composition and calorie content.

After setting your caloric amount, lifting weights like crazy and doing some cardio you check your body composition and this situation arises:

Problem: You lost lean mass AND some fat mass (everything went down!).
Solution: Increase your calories by 100 – 200 a day and recheck it in one week.
Decrease cardio.

Problem: Your fat increased and muscle stayed the same or increased
Solution: Decrease your total daily calories by 300 – 500 a day.
Recheck everything in one week. Increase cardio.

Problem: Muscle and fat stayed the same — no changes
Solution: Decrease your total daily calories by 300 a day.
Recheck everything in one week.
Consider changing cardio.

Problem: Lean mass stayed the same and fat dropped.
Solution: Continue with what you are doing.
Recheck it in four or five days.

The above may seem tedious at first, but once you start doing it, getting into it, and most importantly seeing your results — it becomes very simple and quick to do.
DETERMINE YOUR CALORIC AMOUNTS PER DAY BASED ON YOUR LEAN MASS AND AMOUNT OF EXERCISE YOU ARE DOING
After measuring your body composition you will need to determine your caloric needs to get you ripped up. Total daily energy expenditure is influenced by a number of factors. The most important for this discussion will be your body composition. The more lean tissue, the higher the metabolic rate. The more fat tissue, the lower the metabolic rate.

Your total daily energy expenditure is comprised of three components:

Resting Or Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). This is the minimum energy requirement to sustain the body’s functions in the waking state.
The Energy (Thermic) Cost Of Exercise (TEE). This includes energy spent during activities of daily living as well as the energy cost of exercise.
The Thermic Effect Of Food Intake (TEF). This is the energy expended on digestion, absorption, and storage of foods.
This article is too short to go over detailed calculations, so I am going to use two simple equations to determine the number of calories you need each day. As you measure yourself these numbers will change. This is how you dial in to your maximal leanness. In determining your BMR use the following:

Male: Lean Mass in lbs. x 12.5 = BMR
Female: Lean Mass in lbs. x 11 = BMR
To determine your TEE, assuming you are all weight lifters, take 0.086 and multiply it by the number of minutes you are lifting weights x your scale weight in kilograms (scale weight in kilograms is found by dividing your weight in lbs. by 2.2. For example: 150 lbs. / 2.2 = 68.2 kg). This will give you an approximation of the number of calories you are burning in the gym. As an example:

A 150 lb. male in the gym training for 60 minutes would burn the following calories:

150 / 2.2 = 68.2 kg

(Weight lifting variable) 0.086 x (weight in kg.) 68.2 x (min. in gym) 60 = 352 calories

Now, add this number to your calculated BMR, and you will have your calories per day measured.

Example:

A 150 lb. male with a percentage body fat of 15% who lifts 60 minutes a day:

Determine fat mass in lbs.
150 lbs. x .15 = 22.5 lbs of fat
Determine Lean mass
150 lbs. — 22.5 = 127.5 lbs. lean mass
Determine BMR
127.5 lbs x 12.5 = 1594 calories/day
Determine calories spent in the gym
0.086 x 68.2 x 60 = 352 calories
Add your BMR to your calories in the gym
1594 + 352 = 1946 calories/day
If you do not lift on a particular day, be it planned or not, do not include this portion of the calculation in your total calories. I am NOT going to include the TEF with our calculations as this provides a fudge factor, and brings us to our next important point.
MEASURE YOUR BODY COMPOSITION FOR A STARTING POINT. PLAN ON FOLLOWING YOUR BODY COMPOSITION AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK. AS YOU MEASURE, YOU CAN PROPERLY ADJUST CALORIES TO SPARE THE LEAN MASS AND ELIMINATE THE FAT!
Anyone who has ever dieted for a bodybuilding show says to himself or herself before they start: “If I could only weigh this much AND be ripped.”

We all know that you sacrifice some scale weight getting cut-up — but why? Simply put, when calories in (what you eat) are greater than calories out (what you burn/exercise off), you gain scale weight. The same is true for scale weight loss: Calories in are less than calories out.

Maintenance occurs when the two are equivalent. In my experience, one of the first things people do to get cut up is slash their calories and increase their cardio. I have seen very large bodybuilders get down to 500 calories a day to get just a little tighter. That isn’t right!

Our bodies’ survivalist instincts go directly to fat preservation and lean mass loss when we cut to many calories. Lean body mass loss must be minimized while you are getting ripped.

Lean body mass contains only 363 kcal/lb (i.e. muscle is 20% protein, 80% water). For example: Weight loss of greater than 0.3 lbs per day on a 1,000 kcal/day deficit includes loss of muscle. If a 1,000 kcal deficit targets lean body mass, one can lose 2 3/4 lbs per day — and it is all muscle!

Quality weight loss must be paced and planned! I am absolutely tenacious when it comes to the importance of measuring your body composition while getting cut up. Loosing all of that hard gained muscle to get a little leaner is just about the stupidest thing I can think of.

There are a number of ways to measure body composition, but the importance of it cannot be overstated when you are leaning up.
CONCLUSION
Everyone I know who takes the time to measure their body composition, track their meals and calories, and spend a few extra minutes each day preparing their food succeeds in getting cut to the bone. It is a matter of discipline and priorities.

What is more important — getting shredded by spending a few minutes a week measuring body composition, using a food scale, and a calculator? Or always wondering how the h-ll the other guy got so ripped? Your call… or should I say Your Cuts?

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Do you know you can become taller than before?
May 9, 2017
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Your height is largely determined by your genetics and environment. Although several factors that determine your height are out of your control, there are a few things such as your height stays the same. Before that window closes, however, you can use the following techniques and exercises to reach your full potential.1
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How to Grow Taller
Your height is largely determined by your genetics and environment. Although several factors that determine your height are out of your control, there are a few things such as your height stays the same. Before that window closes, however, you can use the following techniques and exercises to reach your full potential.
Steps
Understand that most of your height will be determined by the genetics of your family. Height is a polygenic trait, meaning that it’s influenced by several different genes. Having two short parents doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be short, just as two tall parents won’t make you a towering giant. However, if most of the people on both sides of your family are short, odds are that you’ll be short, too. Don’t be discouraged, though. The truth is that you can’t know how tall you’ll be until you reach full physical adulthood in your mid-twenties.
Calculate your projected height. Working in inches or centimeters, you can try to predict your height based on the height of your parents.
Add up your mom and dad’s heights (in inches or cm).
Add 5 inches (13 cm) if you’re a boy; subtract 5 inches (13 cm) if you’re a girl.
Divide by 2.
The answer is your predicted height, give or take 4 inches (10 cm). Note that this isn’t an absolute calculation, but it should be pretty close. [1]
Avoid growth-stunting factors. There might not be a lot you can do to increase your height, but you can take several steps to make sure your natural height isn’t shortened by environmental influences. Drugs and alcohol are both thought to contribute to stunted growth if they’re ingested while you’re young, and malnutrition can keep you from reaching your full height, as well.
Does caffeine really stunt your growth? Scientific study shows that caffeine does not stunt growth. [2] Caffeine does, however, have a higher chance of keeping you from sleeping soundly and regularly. Kids and adolescents need about around 9 1/2 hours of sleep, and caffeine may hurt your ability to get that much sleep.Does smoking really stunt your growth? The effects of smoking and second-hand smoke on body mass index (BMI) are inconclusive, however, according to Columbia University’s Internet Health Resource: “the available research suggests that children who smoke, or who are exposed to second-hand smoke are shorter than those who do not smoke or are children of non-smokers.” [3]
Do steroids really stunt your growth? Absolutely. Anabolic steroids inhibit bone growth in young children and teens, along with lowering sperm count, decreasing breast size, elevating blood pressure and putting you at higher risk of heart attack.[4] Children and teens who suffer from asthma and use inhalers that dispense small doses of the steroid budesonide are, on average, half an inch shorter than those not treated with steroids. [5]
Get plenty of sleep. Research suggests that growing teenagers and pre-teens need between 8.5 and 11 hours of sleep every night. This is because your body grows and regenerates tissue while you’re at rest. Make your sleeping environment as calm as possible, and try to eliminate loud noises and unnecessary light. If you have trouble falling asleep, try taking a warm bath or drinking a hot cup of chamomile tea before bed.The human growth hormone (HGH) is produced naturally in our bodies, especially during deep or slow wave sleep. Getting good, sound sleep will encourage the production of HGH, which is created in the pituitary gland.
As a hormone, HGH is sometimes injected into the bloodstream under the supervision of a licensed doctor. HGH creams, powders, pills or non-prescription injections are medically suspect and can have serious side effects. [6] Talk with your doctor before starting any course of HGH treatment.
Eat right. Ensuring that you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals your body requires will help you grow to your full height. Take a supplement targeted at your age group with breakfast each morning, and try to incorporate certain foods into your diet. Here are some specific suggestions:
Make sure to take in an abundance of carbohydrates and calories for that is where the body gains its energy to grow.
Get plenty of calcium (found in dairy products and green vegetables). Calcium promotes bone growth and can help prevent osteoporosis.
Taking 500 mg of niacin has shown to significantly increase growth hormone levels only when taken on an empty stomach.
Get sufficient vitamin D (which can be obtained through eating fish, alfalfa, or mushrooms, or spending enough time in the sun). Vitamin D promotes bone and muscle growth in children
[7] , and a deficiency has been shown to stunt growth and cause weight gain in teenage girls. If you don’t like fish, consider a purified fish oil supplement (purifying removes mercury).
Take in lots of protein (from meat, cheese, eggs, tofu or legumes). Proteins provide an essential building block your body needs in order to grow. At least one (preferably two) of your meals each day should include a high-quality protein.
If you think that the amount of protein in your diet is low then take protein powder once or twice a day.
Up your zinc intake (oysters, chocolate, peanuts, eggs, peas, asparagus, and supplements). A zinc deficiency can cause stunted growth in children [8] . The best way to make sure you meet your body’s daily need is by taking a vitamin or supplement that includes zinc.
Eat on a regular schedule. You should be eating 3 meals a day, with small snacks between breakfast and lunch, and lunch and dinner. Try to schedule these events at roughly the same time each day.5
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How to Grow Taller
Your height is largely determined by your genetics and environment. Although several factors that determine your height are out of your control, there are a few things such as your height stays the same. Before that window closes, however, you can use the following techniques and exercises to reach your full potential.
Steps
Understand that most of your height will be determined by the genetics of your family. Height is a polygenic trait, meaning that it’s influenced by several different genes. Having two short parents doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be short, just as two tall parents won’t make you a towering giant. However, if most of the people on both sides of your family are short, odds are that you’ll be short, too. Don’t be discouraged, though. The truth is that you can’t know how tall you’ll be until you reach full physical adulthood in your mid-twenties.
Calculate your projected height. Working in inches or centimeters, you can try to predict your height based on the height of your parents.
Add up your mom and dad’s heights (in inches or cm).
Add 5 inches (13 cm) if you’re a boy; subtract 5 inches (13 cm) if you’re a girl.
Divide by 2.
The answer is your predicted height, give or take 4 inches (10 cm). Note that this isn’t an absolute calculation, but it should be pretty close. [1]
Avoid growth-stunting factors. There might not be a lot you can do to increase your height, but you can take several steps to make sure your natural height isn’t shortened by environmental influences. Drugs and alcohol are both thought to contribute to stunted growth if they’re ingested while you’re young, and malnutrition can keep you from reaching your full height, as well.
Does caffeine really stunt your growth? Scientific study shows that caffeine does not stunt growth. [2] Caffeine does, however, have a higher chance of keeping you from sleeping soundly and regularly. Kids and adolescents need about around 9 1/2 hours of sleep, and caffeine may hurt your ability to get that much sleep.
Does smoking really stunt your growth? The effects of smoking and second-hand smoke on body mass index (BMI) are inconclusive, however, according to Columbia University’s Internet Health Resource: “the available research suggests that children who smoke, or who are exposed to second-hand smoke are shorter than those who do not smoke or are children of non-smokers.” [3]
Do steroids really stunt your growth? Absolutely. Anabolic steroids inhibit bone growth in young children and teens, along with lowering sperm count, decreasing breast size, elevating blood pressure and putting you at higher risk of heart attack.[4] Children and teens who suffer from asthma and use inhalers that dispense small doses of the steroid budesonide are, on average, half an inch shorter than those not treated with steroids. [5]
Get plenty of sleep. Research suggests that growing teenagers and pre-teens need between 8.5 and 11 hours of sleep every night. This is because your body grows and regenerates tissue while you’re at rest. Make your sleeping environment as calm as possible, and try to eliminate loud noises and unnecessary light. If you have trouble falling asleep, try taking a warm bath or drinking a hot cup of chamomile tea before bed.
The human growth hormone (HGH) is produced naturally in our bodies, especially during deep or slow wave sleep. Getting good, sound sleep will encourage the production of HGH, which is created in the pituitary gland.
As a hormone, HGH is sometimes injected into the bloodstream under the supervision of a licensed doctor. HGH creams, powders, pills or non-prescription injections are medically suspect and can have serious side effects. [6] Talk with your doctor before starting any course of HGH treatment.
Eat right. Ensuring that you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals your body requires will help you grow to your full height. 6
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How to Grow Taller
Your height is largely determined by your genetics and environment. Although several factors that determine your height are out of your control, there are a few things such as your height stays the same. Before that window closes, however, you can use the following techniques and exercises to reach your full potential.
Steps
Understand that most of your height will be determined by the genetics of your family. Height is a polygenic trait, meaning that it’s influenced by several different genes. Having two short parents doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be short, just as two tall parents won’t make you a towering giant. However, if most of the people on both sides of your family are short, odds are that you’ll be short, too. Don’t be discouraged, though. The truth is that you can’t know how tall you’ll be until you reach full physical adulthood in your mid-twenties.
Calculate your projected height. Working in inches or centimeters, you can try to predict your height based on the height of your parents.
Add up your mom and dad’s heights (in inches or cm).
Add 5 inches (13 cm) if you’re a boy; subtract 5 inches (13 cm) if you’re a girl.
Divide by 2.
The answer is your predicted height, give or take 4 inches (10 cm). Note that this isn’t an absolute calculation, but it should be pretty close. [1]
Avoid growth-stunting factors. There might not be a lot you can do to increase your height, but you can take several steps to make sure your natural height isn’t shortened by environmental influences. Drugs and alcohol are both thought to contribute to stunted growth if they’re ingested while you’re young, and malnutrition can keep you from reaching your full height, as well.
Does caffeine really stunt your growth? Scientific study shows that caffeine does not stunt growth. [2] Caffeine does, however, have a higher chance of keeping you from sleeping soundly and regularly. Kids and adolescents need about around 9 1/2 hours of sleep, and caffeine may hurt your ability to get that much sleep.
Does smoking really stunt your growth? The effects of smoking and second-hand smoke on body mass index (BMI) are inconclusive, however, according to Columbia University’s Internet Health Resource: “the available research suggests that children who smoke, or who are exposed to second-hand smoke are shorter than those who do not smoke or are children of non-smokers.” [3]
Do steroids really stunt your growth? Absolutely. Anabolic steroids inhibit bone growth in young children and teens, along with lowering sperm count, decreasing breast size, elevating blood pressure and putting you at higher risk of heart attack.[4] Children and teens who suffer from asthma and use inhalers that dispense small doses of the steroid budesonide are, on average, half an inch shorter than those not treated with steroids. [5]
Get plenty of sleep. Research suggests that growing teenagers and pre-teens need between 8.5 and 11 hours of sleep every night. This is because your body grows and regenerates tissue while you’re at rest. Make your sleeping environment as calm as possible, and try to eliminate loud noises and unnecessary light. If you have trouble falling asleep, try taking a warm bath or drinking a hot cup of chamomile tea before bed.
The human growth hormone (HGH) is produced naturally in our bodies, especially during deep or slow wave sleep. Getting good, sound sleep will encourage the production of HGH, which is created in the pituitary gland.
As a hormone, HGH is sometimes injected into the bloodstream under the supervision of a licensed doctor. HGH creams, powders, pills or non-prescription injections are medically suspect and can have serious side effects. [6] Talk with your doctor before starting any course of HGH treatment.
Eat right. Ensuring that you’re getting all the vitamins and minerals your body requires will help you grow to your full height.

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Beautiful Orchids- Tips to grow them in home
May 7, 2017
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Orchids are beautiful flowers which add beauty to your place. There are several varieties and colors of orchids available. Even the flavoring substance Vanilla is derived from a type of orchids called the Vanilla orchids. This vanilla is not only a flavoring substance but also used for its medicinal values.

Recently the oldest orchids fossil has been found out from a Baltic amber which dates back to around 45-55 million years ago. This fossil contained a fungus gnat carrying the pollen sac of an extinct orchid trapped in the amber. Cool, right?

Now we have seen how cool orchids are there are scientists and researchers out there who are still studying about the orchids. So, let’s see how to grow this awesome flowering plant in our home.

Growing orchids is really simple yet with proper care, you can get some cool and beautiful flowers.

  1. Orchids resemble the climbers and they like to cling to a bark of a tree or something like that.
  2. Orchids need a lot of sunlight, so remember to place the pot where you can get plenty of sunlight. So go for an east or south facing spot because there you will get the just right amount of sunlight but not too hot.
  3. After getting the plant, place it in the pot with the right amount of manure mixed clay soil. In terms of humidity, make sure the soil is not too dry.
  4. Have a regular watering hours for the orchids as not to over water it or just ignoring. When you insert your finger into the soil if you feel dry then water it.
  5. While looking for the plant when unwrapping it from the plastic cover make sure the roots are white and firm. Cut away any blackened or shriveled roots as it will affect the further growth of the plant.
  6. If you see your plant yellowing or not flowering, change the place and change the routine but don’t fertilize it often.

So, if you could follow these simple steps then the orchids will be a beauty. They are very beautiful and adds a pretty sight for your home decoration.

Now let’s look at some types of orchids that we can grow in our home:

  1. Slipper orchidsfor those who tend to overwater
  2. Cattleya, Oncidium, Dendrobium orchidsfor those who tend to ignore their plants
  3. Cymbidium, Masdevallia orchidsfor those who have their houses cool
  4. Vanda, Moth orchidsfor those who have their houses warm
  5. Jewel orchidsfor those houses which stay dark
  6. Vanda, Cymbidiumbest for summer season

This is a list of orchids for different conditions which can be grown in our home. For any plant to grow healthy, proper care, humidity and nutrients are the important factors. Orchids are tropical plants native to the tropical countries. But with the right environment, we can grow it in any country.

As said orchids have medicinal values which have an important role in the Chinese medicine. It is consumed as an herbal tea and used to stop excessive bleeding. So, have a great time in growing this wonderful plant.

Thanks for reading. 🙂

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Join me in The Tidying Up Letting Go Of Stuff Challenge
May 4, 2017
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Have you read or heard of the book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese art of decluttering and organizing“? It was written by a Japanese author, Marie Kondo, and she is the founder of the KonMari Method.

 

I have been reading a lot about her book on the Internet, in various blogs, especially parenting blogs. I have been reading how magical the KonMari Method is, but I have not really read or buy the book yet. I doubt if I can really follow the KonMari Method in tidying up and letting go of stuff. I roughly know how the method is by reading here and there from other blogs, it sounds good, but I am just not sure if I can do that, especially with three young children at home and two of them enjoy creating messes and having fun (and one is still a baby).

 

I just found this challenge from Finding Joy. It is a 6 week email course or challenge. We will get a link to each week’s post and a challenge from the author, Rachel Martin. It sounds good for me. I always like to participate in challenges as they always help to motivate me to do and be better. Moreover, I will be told how and what to do every week, and hopefully I will be there after six weeks. This plan sounds good to me.

 

I am currently decluttering, tidying up and organizing the stuff in my home now. So this challenge just comes at the right time for me. It is always good to have some friends who do this together with me, but I can’t really think of who needs this challenge in my real life, so I am happy to share it here and hope to inspire anyone who might be benefited from this challenge.

 

If you are interested in this challenge, you can find out more information here: The Tidying Up Letting Go Of Stuff Challenge

 

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Clarification And Analysation On What’s Confusing
May 1, 2017
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My reaction to the hues and cries generated by Sultan of Sokoto’s statement that “MEN SHALL INHERIT DOUBLE OF WHAT WOMEN INHERIT”.
There is no where God says men are superior to women in the Qur’an. Men and women are equal in Islam. However, as for inheritance, Islam has apportioned double to men, due to the enormity of duties and responsibilities they are saddled with. Men fend for the family. Men have more financial responsibilities than women. Though, there are some women who bear more financial burden than men, but it’s not so common. Therefore, a male child is given double of what a female inherits. This does not mean superiority of male over female, but assistance to ease his burden.
Moreover, Islam places so much premium on the womenfolk. Islam has accorded them due respect in all ramifications. Islam protects their dignity and honour, and bestows on them the right to ownership of estate and property. Islam encourages them to strive to attain the peak of their academic career. It affords them a pride of place in the society. They can vote and be voted for. They can aspire to reach the zenith of their career, as long as it will not negatively affect their home; which is their primary constituency. Benazir Bhutto (Nobel Prize Winner), Nobel Laureate Tawakkul Karman, Nobel Laureate Shirim Ibadi are all glittering examples of what a Muslim lady can be without losing her religious identity.
Nevertheless, there are some Muslims who believe men are superior to women. They believe women cannot speak freely in the society, especially in the presence of men. The fact they adduce is that: the voice of a lady is part of her nakedness. This is a faulty assumption which has no basis in our religion. This cannot be substantiated in or traced to any of the fundamental sources of Islamic jurisprudence. Neither does the Qur’an affirm this nor any of the traditions of the Holy Prophet. What Islam frowns at is an alluring or seductive manner of speaking.
Those who say Islam does not support a woman speaking in public should also consider the fact that Muslim women are lecturers in many of the ivory towers in our country, and they are duty bound to teach and lecture in front of male students. Preventing them from expressing their opinions and thoughts in public has a damaging effect on their psyche. Also, doing this will deprive the society of their meaningful suggestions and contributions. The roles of women in societal reformation and thought edification can never be overemphasised.
In conclusion, let me reiterate, Islam accords equal rights to male and female, and it saddles them with specific duties and responsibilities in establishing a virile society that is devoid of rancour, animosity and oppression. Sultan of Sokoto was right.

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fisher toy gym and stuffed lion
April 29, 2017
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fisher gym and stuffed lion

My friends friend had a baby and she went shopping and decided on fisher price It looked nice in the store, soft that babies will like laying on the floor and looking up to this colorful aquarium figures toys and play with them , it will keep babies that age, busy for quite a while giving parents really good time as break.
the fisher gym, jingles and plays music as kids and babies like and will be attracted easily by sounds and movement and also colorful toys, especially the color of these toys are bright.

It is also for not age 1 to 12 months but its little high from the floor so, young babies of age 2 years will like it too

It can be turned into a crawl through tunnel for babies of 1 or 2 years.

It is very easy to wash it, with hand or with washer.

It has also very reasonably cost and that is 20 dollar

Quality of the mat is good not fully Synthetic material but mix with cotton, no bad smell, gregarious paint on the mat of elephant, generally satisfied with the shape and size too

problem is with the music little loud. I was expecting a musical crawling mat with kids songs, but its not so kids music, its no way baby will not like this toy gym

and we got also a lion stuffed toy

so cute, not big nor small lion animal soft and really looks fun, and I guess kids like to hug such animals

would definitely recommend this for older kids stuffed toy with lion shape can be for babies to lie on or hug also.

These tow are cute gift s for especially babies and toddlers , particular the lion, I recommend fisher gym mat and toys and the stuffed lion also for any one likes to give good gift that kids will use and be busy for tometime

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Steam sterlizer from stream guard
April 29, 2017
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Steam sterlizer from stream guard

when you have baby at home

then there are many things to think tension about how clean the house how clean the dress how clean the bottles too

It was one of those things that you need in each home. I thought of buying one of cups. I suppose it was a mother instinct thing and I just wanted the best for my baby at that time

When I looked the net I found steam guard stemasterlizer

this is a long living  product made in Germany

Remove rack and pour 7 fl. oz. of water, it will be good if you use distilled, into the reservoir.

Put the rack back into the base.

Place the bottles upside down into crescent shaped holders around the rack’s central stem.

Place nipples around its edge and slot dome caps into holder above the nipples.

Place locking rings on their side, behind the bot.

Clip the sides of the pot and the cover

It needs two or more minutes depend on the wattage you are using, and it cools in few minutes also

 

So simple Of course, steam guard is the one that win me and it was great help

However, you can use it only for babies bottles and nipples.

This is real review. The product comes in three sets, stand and bottle tray also lid , It is safe and good.

I certainly found it to be practical and easy to use. Go see tv or do any work you have to do until the machine sterilize the bottles. Thre is no downside

You must only clean the container because its normal to find buildup of residue inside the tray and the container.

stream guard is my best used product to help kill germs and clean the babies feeding contains nicely and safely

it is price was something like 100 dollar and its worth it for sure, still intact and wroking good like when i brought it

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The indispensable bougainvillea in a well appointed garden
April 29, 2017
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Seasonal flowers no doubt add variety to a garden but having to replant them each season, one needs time to opt for seasonal flowers.
Due to lack of time seasonal flowers get a back seat and in their absence what will be left in a garden would not be worth displaying. That is the time when perennial flowers come to one’s rescue.
I have several perennial flowers such as alamanda, chinese hats, euphorbias, ixoras, periwinkles and last but not the least bougainvillea.
Bougainvillea are in a class by themselves. They produce a veritable paradise in a garden when they are in bloom. Their blooming time is between September to May – a fairly large part of a year.
I had to put in a lot effort to collect as many colours as possible which I am now quite happy about. I have about 8 colours

 

I have spread them all over the garden so that there is a riot of colour all over the garden. I have a cluster just at the entrance welcoming visitors

Bougainvillea also play another important role in that they could be great protectors of a property. They have thorns and when planted around a fence it becomes difficult for anyone to break through.
Bougainvillea do not need much maintenance. A bit of watering is all what is required.
They could also be planted in pots which could even replace the roses in one’s garden as roses need a lot of care and maintenance

As is the case with any category there could be mutations and many more colours may have been introduced around. I will soon do a search and see if I can add more colours in my garden.
Bougainvillea have a tendency to grow wild. They need to be kept in trim and this is normally done just after the rains when new shoots appear. Sometimes instead of leaves one can see flowers jutting out – a surprise yet a welcome phenomena

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Clorox is it healthy to use it
April 27, 2017
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Clorox is it healthy to use it for cleaning or no? is there something else to do about it? let us read this review

Our house has bad sewing drain, and the way they built bathroom, makes the water from machine leak around, which leaves some dirt around the corners and make toilet nasty and dirty at times. Also due to the way it was built the water of the washing machine stays around the toilet and I have to use the floor blade to remove the residual water to the sewer ares. I wanted to keep the detergent in the toilet so I can do one mop, I wanted something really antiseptic and I want it to be done with one touch. So we chose Clorox for toilets

 

Its famous Cleaner has bleach in it for toilet seat and floor stains I knew its strong one and maybe too strong but wanted out toilet to be clean and something that kills germs, this price is about 13 $. It is not you can say reasonable price but I said this will be mixed with water so its gong to stay long.

I liked the tip its like small tube, to make it easy to squirt liquid under the edges of the toilet seat and settle in the corner and work better, it needs few seonds only, then brush it by toilet brush. It worked fine, but had to cover my nose from the powerful smell

 

Now the stains around the toilet sea and the floor. These did not go, it definitely make the toilet look clean, but the saitns are so visible

So after scrubbing the stains to go and didn’t go I promised my self not more colorex since the smell is too much and not healthy to breath it.

Now I used ariel yes the dress washer, and it was good, cleaned the bathroom with it first then used anti germs and it worked better than the heavy smell from colox liquid. I still worked hard on the stains, but at least the smell of the chemicals are not there

No fear of chest infection or pneumonia with ariel and antiseptic liquid. I guess any detergent can do the trick for bathroom cleaning probably I will continue using these two again until we find the good one for stain removals.

Any way these two needed me to scrub the toilet twice to remove the stain and with some flushing. It is like a new seat. It is not affordable and risky to use Clorox with kids around also

Its in my store for 3 months now and not used it.

Maybe next time I buy harder toilet brush since I need to scrub the seat and the floor really hard, so hard brush will help, also thick gloves and mopping stick

These two solutions did the work toilet is clean without stains or dirt or molds

With no fear of the sick smell I use to clean my toilet and floor of the house every other day so it stays clean and smell nice with the anti septic liquid

Ariel I bring the one that is for clothes and big one it cost around 8 dollars and also I bring the germ killers solution ant that price is around 9 dollars

So both prices would not reach the price of clorex

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solar lights for the garden from Aliexpress
April 26, 2017
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I just got my purchased from Aliexpress, I like that site, they have great prices and free shipping, I bought lights that stand for our garden back home area. Though its warm but we have fan that help make the garden nice place to set in at thimes, we like to decorate the enterance for kids and guests , these were solar lights. Really first time to buy such a product attractive and help save energy and also decorateing

5 pcs are together with stand to plant it in sand. Each has one lamp so they the lamps attached to the stand and that is great since I do not know how to buy new or to attach it neither my partner. I liked its shape and hoped that this will look adorable also in the garden after we plant them

 

Though they lights are solar you can attach it to wire for charging the batteries too like its two in one, so they work at night from solar energy and at late night from batteries. So no wiring all the time, just until you charge the battery for late nights since the solar energy in them is not so powerful

For that reason the lights are not so bright as I wanted them, but I fetl its ok for the price we paid. we put the lights around the fence, they didn’t light it up, so we thought if we charge the batter it will, but it didn’t, still the light is not really bright, though we picked the color bright white light. We finally put them near plants and to be honest were so nice as decoration gives the trees nice shade the look actually so nice so we don’t regret it. I am not sure if that is the issue always with the solar lights, or its only the lamps are small to light as we wanted them to light, but I hope to find solar lights and save money and energy too, for earth and for house too, I will search more and write more

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