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Computer Keyboard Shortcuts that Make Your Life Quick and Easy


Letters, check. Numbers, check. Basic punctuation, check. You’re off to a good start if you know how to use those things on your computer keyboard. But what about the other keys you never touch for fear of somehow breaking your computer (like those ‘F’ ones)? This article will walk you through what those soon-to-be-known keys do and some shortcuts to make your technological journey quicker and easier than ever.

Computer Keyboard Keys: Mac and PC Equivalents
Depending on the computer keyboard you have (e.g., Mac or Windows), keys might look or read differently. The good news is that they’re not all that different. Here’s a short comparative list to clarify:

Control = Ctrl

Option = Alt

Command (four-leaf clover) = Windows

Delete = Backspace

Return = Enter

The Function Buttons Keyboard Shortcuts
Before we start, look at your function keys for a moment. You probably notice that they already have designated functions like adjusting the speaker volume or screen brightness. They are pre-existing keyboard shortcuts. So if you want a specific ‘F’ key to perform its real function, you’ll need to hold down the function key first which is designated by Fn. This will look like Fn + F#.

F1 opens the Help screen for almost every program.

F2 lets you rename any file or folder you select.

F3 opens a search feature on whatever application you have open at that time.

Alt/Option + F4 will close whatever window you are on.

F5 refreshes or reloads the page you’re on.

F6 (in most Internet browsers) moves the cursor to the address bar.

F7 will spell- and grammar-check a document in Microsoft applications like Word.

F8 gives you access to the boot menu in Windows when you turn on the computer, or displays thumbnail images of all workspaces on a Mac.

F9 refreshes Microsoft Word documents or sends and receives emails in Microsoft Outlook, or displays thumbnail images of all windows in a single workspace.

F10 opens the menu bar of whatever application you are in, or shows all open windows of whatever program is currently open on your Mac.

F11 enters and exists full-screen mode in Internet browsers, or displays the Desktop on a Mac.

F12 opens the ‘Save As’ dialog box in Microsoft Word, or displays a Mac’s dashboard including, e.g., the calculator or calendar applications.

File and Document Keyboard Shortcuts

For these to work, press the Ctrl or Command button followed by the next one(s).

+ O to open a file
+ N to open a new document
+ A to select all the text on a page or document
+ C to copy highlighted text
+ X to cut highlighted text
+ V to paste copied or cut text
+ P to print the document you are in
+ S to save a file or document
+ W to close a window
+ Q to close an entire app (Mac only)
+ Up Arrow to scroll to the top of any webpage (Mac only) Up Arrow to scroll to the top of any webpage (Mac only)

Multi-Button Keyboard Shortcuts
For the following computer keyboard combinations, we’ll lead with the Windows shortcut first and then the Mac one second.

Control-Shift-Escape/Command-Option-Escape will pull up the Task Manager (or Mac’s Force Quit menu).

The Print Screen button – PrtScr – allows you to take a snapshot of your screen. Mac offers more nuanced print screen options. Shift-Command-3 will capture the entire screen, Shift-Command-4 will capture a specific area of a page, and Shift-Command-4-Space will capture a specific window. Shift- Command-T will open the most recently closed tab in your web browser.

The Windows button + D will show you your desktop. Windows + F opens “Find Files and Folders”. Windows + L locks the workstation (you can also use this to change users quickly).


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13 Home Remedies To Get Rid of Moles In Your Yard

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Despite being rarely seen and living underground, moles still manage to cause damage to your yard or garden by creating unsightly piles of mud and soil across your lawn. However, moles are actually thought to be of some benefit to gardens as they eat insects that often destroy plants, and are even believed to be good for plant growth as they aerate the soil. But on the other hand, moles pollute silage [1] and leave great mounds of soil dotted across your newly tidied garden making them a pest that many people want to be rid of. How to get rid of moles? Don’t worry, here is our best 13 home remedies to get rid of moles from your yard and to stop moles from digging up your garden.get rid of moles from your yard

Home Remedies to Get rid of Moles From Your Yard or Garden

Before you start looking into our home remedies to get rid of moles, make sure it is these small mammals that you are dealing with. Here is how to be sure that it is moles messy up your yard or garden:

  • Moles live underground and dig out a system of tunnels and chambers, and dispose of the excavated soil by throwing up molehills on the surface. These mounds of soil are the main sign of mole existence.
  • Moles don’t feed on plants but eat the invertebrates such as grubs, slugs, and worms that fall into their tunnels so any plant damage they may cause is incidental.
  • Mole hills are symmetrical mounds of earth and should not be confused with hills made by gophers. Gopher hills can be identified by the fact they have a plug at the top, blocking the entrance to the tunnel. No such plug exists on a mole hill.

Though moles do not feed on your plants [2], (unlike gophers), they can still affect your plants as their tunneling affects the roots of plants and grass. If you find the troubles caused by moles outweigh their benefits, it is quite natural for you to want them out of your yard. You can get rid of garden moles using our effective home remedies listed below which will not harm your plants or garden.

1) Build an Underground Barrier

As the saying goes “prevention is better than the cure” and in the first instance, you should build an underground barrier around the perimeter of your garden. Barriers will help your garden with long-term protection from moles [3]. The barrier should at least be 30 inches deep and about 6 inches above the surface.

2) Trap To Dispose

If you are among the many who hate to kill any creature, with moles making no exception, we have one of the best non-violent strategies to see moles out.

• Start at a molehill and find the tunnels working away from it. Dig down under one of the tunnels and place a glass jar or bucket in the area of mole traffic. Ensure that the jar or bucket is placed in such a way that moles fall into it as they run along. Once they fall inside, moles cannot come out of the slippery glass. Pick up the glass and shift the moles to some far off place.
• You can also manually trap them if you have the patience, time and the willingness. Wait until you spot mole movement and block from both sides with two shovels so the mole gets trapped. Pick it up and relocate it to a distant place.
• You can use worms as bait while trapping moles to make the outcome more effective.

3) Castor Oil

Castor oil is an effective mole repellent as it causes itching in moles thereby chasing them out of your garden. You can take it one step further by mixing Castor Oil with some liquid detergent and water and spraying it on the mole hills and tunnels. The mixture will not only affect the soil but may also change the taste of insects living in the soil thereby deterring the moles from staying.[4]

4) Cayenne Pepper

In a similar vein, cayenne pepper can be generously sprinkled into mole hill entrances and tunnels. The hot and spicy powder irritates the moles and again may change the taste of the insects and soil preventing moles from hanging around in your garden.
Tabasco sauce, which contains cayenne pepper, can also be used as an effective mole repellent. Simply take a cup of water and add some Tabasco sauce mix well and sprinkle in mole tunnels.

5) Coffee grounds

Coffee grounds are actually a superfood for your garden. They are packed full of nutrients like nitrogen and potassium and naturally acidic which can be very beneficial to neutralize alkaline soils or enrich nutrient-poor gardens. Coffee is also an excellent home remedy for getting rid of moles. The strong odor and caffeine content repels moles instantly and repeatedly sprinkled in your garden will keep moles away for good.

Simply sprinkle soaked (or used) coffee grounds in and around the mole tunnels daily until the moles move away from your garden.

6) Mole-Unfriendly Flowers and Plants

Interestingly there are certain plants that repel moles because of their strong odor. Daffodils, marigolds and chocolate lilies are thought to deter moles and can be planted as a barrier to your garden or flower beds. In addition, (and a universal home remedy) garlic bulbs [5] and allium (a close relative to the chive and onion) are said to repel moles with their strong scent. The bulbs can be planted as a border around your garden or around flower beds.

7) Deprive Moles of Food Sources

Moles love your garden for the rich food that is available. If your garden has a number of earthworms, you can be sure of mole presence. Moles eat earthworms and insects of all sorts that dwell in the ground. Try and use natural remedies to get rid of all the food sources, earthworms and insects that attract the moles to ensure you are rid of surface tunnels and mounds of soil [7]. Getting rid of garden slugs is a good place to start.

8) Invite Mole Predators

Unsurprisingly there are certain predators that will deter moles, two of which are cats and owls. If you own a cat, its scent alone should help deter moles or you can also take it one step further by pouring the cat litter down the mole tunnels to keep the moles away.
Attracting owls into your garden is slightly more complicated. First, you should try and create or buy a nest box. Owls never build their own nest – they’re nature’s squatter! – so will hopefully be attracted by yours. Once they are in and are happy with the food sources that your garden offers, such as moles [8], you will hopefully see the moles retreat from your garden. Other mole predators include foxes, snakes, cats, and dogs.

9) Vibrating Devices

Place battery powered vibrating sticks directly into used mole tunnels to deter the mammals. Moles are apparently repelled by the noise and vibrations but be warned this is usually a short-term solution as they apparently get immune to the noise after a while. They also involve minimal labor and can be left for some time (until batteries need to be changed).

10) Fish Emulsion

The notoriously bad smell from fish emulsion works effectively to get rid of moles. Fish emulsion is a known fertilizer so using it can also help make your soil more fertile. Water your garden with fish emulsion a few times a week to eradicate moles.

11) Dryer Sheets

Yes, as bizarre as it sounds, moles are apparently turned off by the scent of oleander, quite often an ingredient in dryer sheets. Simply places the dryer sheets at the entry points of the tunnels that are actively used and the moles in your garden will start looking at alternative places to reside.

12) Flooding
Flooding helps to flush the moles out of their tunnels [9]. Catch them as they try to escape the flooding tunnel and safely move them to far off places.
Insert a hose inside the active tunnels and turn the water on. As the tunnel gets flooded you will see these little furry creatures come out.

13) Use Cat Poop

Most people try to deter cats from entering the garden to prevent poop on their lawns. However, if you have a pet cat and use a cat litter tray to collect your cats poop, you can use the waste to deter moles. An unpleasant task for sure, but moles associate pet waste in its tunnels with their predators. Overtime fill up the entrances to tunnels with the waste cat litter and the moles will soon leave.

‘Killer’ Remedies
Those who are not averse to killing moles can try the following:
• Chewing Gum – Chewing gum can kill moles provided moles eat it. Place chewed gum on the entry points of tunnels and inside the holes.
• Dry Ice – Dry ice suffocates moles as it displaces oxygen with carbon dioxide in their dwelling. Drop dry ice pellets inside active holes. Being non-toxic, dry ice is safe to use.
• Burrow Blasters – Propane and oxygen combined in these detonators cause pulmonary hemorrhage in moles and kills them.

Get rid of moles if you must; however employing humane methods in the process can be the best you could do for moles, which so far also played a healthy role in your garden.

Home Remedies To Get Rid of Slugs From Your Home And Garden

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Slugs have always been the gardener’s most hated pest. The 27000 teeth that a slug possesses, make quick work of almost any vegetation in your garden, and the little critters leave a slimy trail as calling card, almost as if to mock. Yet slugs, not content with ravishing your lettuce bed, will often find their way into your home, searching for food as ever, and defiling your rugs and carpets with their sticky trails. Active mostly at night, a slug’s trail to greet you in the morning is never a welcome sight, especially if in your home. Many find the shell-less mollusk quite repulsive and to get rid of slugs in your home is a priority. However, there is some comfort. You can get rid of slugs using home remedies which are natural, effective and safe. What’s more, there are home remedies for slugs for your home as well as remedies to get rid of slugs from your garden. Check them out.

get rid of slugsHow to get rid of slugs in your home

Slugs are the same everywhere, inside or out in your garden. While some remedies suit both, some remedies are home specific slug drivers.

1) Trace And Seal

Unless you know where from these critters enter your house, it will not be possible to completely get rid of them. Follow the slimy trails they leave behind and identify their entry points. Seal all gaps with appropriate sealants. Smaller gaps can be sealed with silicone sealant and for larger gaps you can use expanding foams. Copper tapes also work for preventing slugs from creeping in.

2) Salt

If you have made up your mind to kill slugs, salt is the effective way if not the best way. Salt’s property to absorb water aids in dehydrating the slugs by drawing the water in them thereby killing them [1]. Throw salt on the critters and they will die quickly. However, it can be extremely agonizing for slugs. You can also spread some salt in the entry points to prevent slugs getting inside.

3) Beer Trap

This is one interest slug shares with you. Yes, slugs love beer and are drawn towards it and they love stale beer more [2]. Fill 2/3rds of a cup with beer and place it where you normally find slugs at night. When slugs climb into the cup they not only get drunk but also get drowned. Empty the cup and follow the procedure till you find none of these critters at home.

4) Lure And Discard

This is an appealing solution to those who are not up to killing slugs. Set up your bait such as pet food or cabbage leaves. Check at night to find a good number of slugs on the planks eating the food. Gather them and discard them far away from your house as well as others’.

How to get rid of slugs in your garden

Everyone who knows how many times a slug reproduces would want to get the critters out immediately on spotting them. Slugs can damage your garden to such an extent that you will, at least temporarily, give up ‘non-violence’ and look for ways to get rid of them even if it means that you will have to kill them. Here are some effective ways to check them on their tracks.

5) Set Traps

Set up a trap with beer or cabbage leaves or honey yeast mixture. Slugs love them and will crawl in to eat them. Just make sure your trap, meaning plastic cup is deep enough to make it difficult for the slugs to climb out.

You can also use orange peels to lure slugs. Put these peels in your garden. Dispose of these peels if you find slugs in them. Replace with fresh orange peels.

Grapefruit halves make great traps. Place the half grapefruit on the ground making some space for slugs to crawl in. You will find slugs in your grapefruit in the morning. Dispose of the grapefruit with the slugs and make fresh traps.

6) ‘Hand-Pick’

This sure is not an easy way to go about chucking critters out but it is definitely very productive. If you have a good number of slugs damaging your garden it is essential that you resort to more than one means to deal with them. With hand-picking, the job is done to perfection. And doing it day and night produces quicker results. If you are working on it at night, set out with a flashlight and a bucket with salt water. Pick up the slugs and throw them into the salt water. Dispose of them once the task is accomplished.

However, don’t really hand-pick. Wear your gloves or use any device that may help with your ‘hand-picking’.

7) Garlic

There seems no remedy exists without garlic. From health conditions to repelling roaches and slugs, garlic has an important role to play. Garlic is highly effective in preventing slugs [3]. It is a green technique and hence your plants and pets are safe. To make a garlic spray, put crushed garlic in a bowl. Add boiled water to it and keep it covered overnight. Filter and pour the garlic water in a spray and apply directly on the plants. You can make your garlic spray highly concentrated or weak based on the presence of slugs.

8) Vinegar

Spraying vinegar kills slugs. Salt water can also be sprayed but repeated use of salt may be harmful to your plants and hence use salt minimally.

9) Ammonia

Ammonia is a great slug killer. Mix ammonia and water in the ratio of 1:5 and pour it in a sprayer. Spray the solution in your garden to have more than one benefit. Ammonia kills slugs while at the same time is beneficial to your plants.

10) Set Scratchy Surfaces

Slugs avoid scratchy surfaces. Place crushed egg shells around your plants that need protection. This will keep slugs away while not killing them. You can also use diatomaceous earth, which is safe for plants and pets. Being sharp diatomaceous earth prevents slugs from getting near your plants but it is not very effective if it is wet.

11) Go For Companion Planting

The gardener in you will love the opportunity of growing more plants, particularly if they repel slugs. Here is a list of plants that you can grow to check slugs [4]:

  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Sage
  • Fennel
  • Rosemary
  • Wormwood
  • Thyme
  • Rue
  • Parsley
  • Alliums

Mint repels slugs but they grow at an amazing speed that you will have a tough job controlling it. You may, however, grow mint in pots or chop mint leaves and place them around the plants targeted by slugs.

12) Divert And Prevent

Growing plants that slugs love is also an effective way of preventing slugs from attacking other plants. By planting red clover, marigold and lettuce you lure the slugs away from other precious plants [5].

13) Welcome Predators

Encourage natural predators to make your garden their home to get rid of slugs. Ducks, chickens, ground beetles, slow worms and toads are some of the predators that eat slugs [6]. By allowing them to make your garden their habitat you will soon find slugs disappearing.

14) Use Coffee Grounds As Barrier

Coffee grounds repel slugs. It is believed that caffeine kills smaller slugs and repels the bigger ones [7]. Sprinkle coffee grounds on the soil. You can also create a barrier with coffee grounds to safeguard plants that are specific targets for slugs.

11) Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum jelly is highly effective for preventing slugs from climbing on your plant pots. Smear petroleum jelly around your plant pot bases as well as the top so that slugs will be checked on tracks.

12) Save Your Fallen Hair  

Yes, hair makes a great barrier to prevent critters from getting near your plants. Your pet’s fur will also serve the purpose but human hair works best. Throw the hair around plants that are targeted. Slugs will get tangled in the hair.

13) Sawdust

Slugs avoid crawling on sawdust as they become dehydrated [8]. Wood ash can be mixed with sawdust to border the plants. Sawdust from natural wood that is untreated should only be used.

Tips To Prevent Slugs

Here are some tips to check slug population.

1) Watering At The Right Time

If you have been watering your plants in the evening, it is high time you changed your schedule. Watering your garden in the evening creates the perfect atmosphere for slugs to thrive as your garden will be damp. To control slugs your watering schedule should be shifted to the morning hours so that the soil gets dry towards evening.

2) Uncover Hiding Spots

Since slugs love cool and dark places and hide there, you can begin with getting rid of slugs’ hiding spots. Remove compost from the garden as slugs love it. Cut off leaves that touch the ground or are very close to it.

3) Morning And Evening Walks aka Hunting Times

Visit your garden in the morning and evening so that you can assess slug levels. This is also the time you can ‘hand-pick’ slugs thereby greatly reducing their numbers.

Puppy Cries Heartbreaking Real Tears After Family Abandons Him At High-Kill Shelter..

TO SAY BLUE KING, A BEAUTIFUL 4-YEAR-OLD PIT BULL, WAS HAVING A BAD DAY IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

His owners were moving and had just surrendered him to a high-kill local shelter.

It was all beginning to sink in very quickly for this sweet creature that his life had just drastically changed and he was being discarded by those who he believed would be his family forever.

A caring shelter worker filmed this video in the hope that someone would see it and want to adopt Blue King.

Whether those are tears of emotional distress streaming down his face or, as some believe, allergies is beside the point – Blue King is obviously sad and confused as you can see by his melancholy demeanor and by listening to him whimper. He even refused a treat offered by the shelter caretaker.

Thankfully, though, this story has a happy ending. After seeing the video on Facebook, Jennifer McKay decided to come meet this sweet boy for herself. It was love at first sight!

Blue King was not overly excited to see Jennifer at first because to him she was a stranger and he was still longing for the family that abandoned him. Even still, Jennifer knew this sweet soul deserved a second chance and decided to take him home with her.

Once removed from the shelter and safe in his new forever home with Jennifer, Blue King’s demeanor changed almost immediately. Jennifer proudly reports that he has some favorite pastimes, including cuddling and staring at himself in the mirror. She is now working with him to teach him how to walk on a leash. Many happy trails and miles await this dynamic duo!

Thanks to Jennifer, Blue King as a new lease on life. No more tears for this big boy as he starts out his new life and many anticipated happy adventures with Jennifer!

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4-YEAR-OLD DUMPS FOOD ON KITCHEN FLOOR – NOW WATCH THE PIT BULLS’ REACTION

Humans have a tendency to put things in boxes: those people are bad, this breed is aggressive, that ethnic group is violent.

But sometimes it can be helpful to take a close look at things and not give in to prejudice.

Pit bulls are one good example of a group of dogs that are often stereotyped as aggressive and dangerous – and not to mention, difficult to control.

In the clip below, however, we witness just the opposite.

In it, we watch as a 4-year-old girl spreads out dinner on the floor as 6 pit bulls wait patiently for her instructions. They are so disciplined that they are able to resist rushing in for the food, despite smelling it right in front of them.

When the young girl finally indicates that it’s time to dig in, they continue to manifest great discipline and control and don’t fight over the food, despite that they stand crowded around one pile of food.

Have a watch at the pit bulls’ impressive behavior in the video below. 🙂

This video has received over one million of views on YouTube, with many praising how well the little girl handles the dogs.

What do you think about this sweet moment between a little girl and her dogs? Please share along if you agree this moment is impressive – from both sides!

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Owner Dumps 14-Year-Old Dog At Shelter To Be Euth’ed After Private Vet’s Opinion

A very sad update posted on Friday afternoon at 3:50 stated:
“… Symon is Rip. Owner called shelter later on again today to check if they already euthanized him, and why shelter was still holding him… shelter vet evaluated him and he was deaf, blind and very disorientated, they have not choice to apply the Eu. I can’t believe a private vet suggested them to take to a shelter to euthanize their dog for free. And more that they were not even have a heart to be in their last minutes of life. Again, Happy hell holidays to his owners, hope they never again owns pet. So sorry Symon, so sorry!”

Rest in peace Symon. We are deeply saddened you were betrayed by your family at a time when a gentle hug, a reassuring pat and the words “I love you; you were a good dog” would have been so comforting to you.

Tears rolled down the cheeks of  an animal advocate at the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston on Thursday as the owner of a 14-year-old dog surrendered him to the shelter ordering the staff to euthanize their dog. Both shelter workers and volunteers expressed their outrage as to the heartless act on Houston, Save lives is our mission:

“…brought me to tear up with the girl at Harris County after I called shelter, when I asked what happened to this dog, and she says his owners brought him yesterday 12/15 and requested shelter to euthanize him, by suggestion of their own private vet!! WTH then you bring your old dog, the one you’re supposed to care for to a crowded shelter and left behind to die?!! Is it too much to at least be by his side until catch his last breath??..Why don’t you spend  the last days by his side? Their vet says is nothing that can be done for him; shelter’s vet has not done an evaluation at this time, I requested one..”

And now the 14-year-old dog is a poor old soul – a frightened and confused Shiba Inu betrayed by his family at a critical time in his life when a compassionate hug, a warm meal and the familiar sight of his family would put him at ease. Instead he is stressed and left to languish at a crowded shelter and left alone with his fears. Click here for Symon’s Pet Harbor listing:
“My name is SYMON. I am a male, black and gray Shiba Inu. The shelter staff think I am about 14 years old. I have been at the shelter since Dec 15, 2016. For more information about this animal, call Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services at (281) 999-3191. Ask for information about animal ID number A474090.

Advocates are currently pledging funds to help an approved rescue organization step up for Symon. “Even if it’s just for a few days, a few weeks or longer, Symon deserves his last days in a comfy bed with someone nearby assuring him he is a ‘good dog.

’”(Photo of 14-year-old dog Symon via Pet Harbor)

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7 Cool Free Places to go with Kids

It's August and you're hot. The kids are hot, too, and the familiar whine of "I'm bored!" is coming from the living room. But you're not taking them anywhere outside when the heat index is 100 degrees. So what can you do that's free, air-conditioned and fun? We have some solutions for you.

1. The library.

7 Cool Free Places to go with Kids

Most people will go to the library, look for some books and leave. Why not stay for a bit? Our library offers a small indoor play area for kids with puzzles and board books. There are also comfortable pillows and couches. Instead of just picking out books on the go, park yourself for a bit and stay awhile. We like to explore a new shelf each time we go. I plop myself in front of a row of picture books and look at a bunch with my 4-year-old. Quiet, cool and educational. Can't beat that!

2. The mall.

7 Cool Free Places to go with Kids

Some malls are awesome enough to have an indoor play area. Not the one near me, unfortunately. So what do I do when it's too hot to go anywhere else? I create a scavenger hunt in the mall! This is best with another family so that you can scavenge in teams — one adult with several kids. Before we go, I come up with a list of random things we need to find. That list can include a perfume sample, a signature of a veteran, a picture with someone wearing the hat of local sports team, a napkin from an eatery in the food court. It can take a good hour to find everything, and if you're so generous, you can even give each kid 3 or 4 dollars to buy something small from Claire's or Spencer's (as part of the items on the scavenger hunt of course). It's a cheap, fun, innovative activity that your kids will surely beg to do again.

3. The grocery store.

7 Cool Free Places to go with Kids

Bear with me on this one. Many kids love the grocery store. Just say the words "driving cart" to my kids and they start to go bonkers. Add the plus side of me doing my shopping, and we kill two birds with one stone. I like to involve my kids in the shopping, too; I tell them we need to spend less than $50, and my older kids scan the shelves and mentally add up what's in our cart so far. For my younger kids, a game of I Spy keeps them occupied ("Find the cereal with a blue box with a bird on it! That's the one we need!") Their favorite part? The lobster tank! Heck, it's almost like going to the aquarium, although these lobsters aren't so lucky ...

4. The doctor's office.

7 Cool Free Places to go with Kids

Gone are the days of floral wallpaper, dim lighting and faded magazines. Kids' doctors offices today are where it's at. My kids love going to the dentist more than Chuck E. Cheese's, thanks to the movie theater when you walk in, the arcade games, the stickers and the toys. You even get to pick your flavor toothpaste. It's become so treasured that my kids look forward to a trip to the dentist as one of the highlights of our summer. (It might be weird if you show up there even without an appointment, though ...)

5. Target (or your preferred big box store).

7 Cool Free Places to go with Kids

I often tell my kids if I could live in any store, I'd live in Target. We then spend the whole trip talking about which section we'd sleep in, and what we'd do with our time. Also, Target is awesome.

6. Free museums in your neighborhood.

7 Cool Free Places to go with Kids

In every city, there are free things to do that are often overlooked because the exhibits are missing the bells and whistles we're accustomed to, but these places make great low-key activities for kids when it's just too hot to go anywhere else. Science museums, nature centers, you name it. My town has an awesome park for kids. Right next door in the community center is a free science explorium for kids. Free, air-conditioned and in one room, its the perfect way to spend the hottest hour or two of the day.

7. Sprayground.

7 Cool Free Places to go with Kids

OK, this isn't exactly inside, but these free outdoor sprinkler parks are perfect for hot weather. The kids love them, and you don't have the expense and guilt of taking them to a water park and needing to spend all day there. They're popping up all over the country. So once you've exhausted your indoor options, grin and bear it for the kids and head outside.

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What Birthday Are You?

WHAT BIRTHDAY ARE YOU?

  • January 01 – 09 ~ Dog
  • January 10 – 24 ~ Mouse
  • January 25 – 31 ~ Lion
  • February 01 – 05 ~ Cat
  • February 06 – 14 ~ Dove
  • February 15 – 21 ~ Turtle
  • February 22 – 28 ~ Panther
  • March 01 – 12 ~ Monkey
  • March 13 – 15 ~ Lion
  • March 16 – 23 ~ Mouse
  • March 24 – 31 ~ Cat
  • April 01 – 03 ~ Dog
  • April 04 – 14 ~ Panther
  • April 15 – 26 ~ Mouse
  • April 27 – 30 ~ Turtle
  • May 01 – 13 ~ Monkey
  • May 14 – 21 ~ Dove
  • May 22 – 31 ~ Lion
  • June 01 – 03 ~ Mouse
  • June 04 – 14 ~ Turtle
  • June 15 – 20 ~ Dog
  • June 21 – 24 ~ Monkey
  • June 25 – 30 ~ Cat
  • July 01 – 09 ~ Mouse
  • July 10 – 15 ~ Dog
  • July 16 – 26 ~ Dove
  • July 27 – 31 ~ Cat
  • August 01 – 15 ~ Monkey
  • August 16 – 25 ~ Mouse
  • August 26 – 31 ~ Turtle
  • September 01 – 14 ~ Dove
  • September 15 – 27 ~ Cat
  • September 28 – 30 ~ Dog
  • October 01 – 15 ~ Monkey
  • October 16 – 27 ~ Turtle
  • October 28 – 31 ~ Panther
  • November 01 – 16 ~ Lion
  • November 17 – 30 ~ Cat
  • December 01 – 16 ~ Dog
  • December 17 – 25 ~ Monkey
  • December 26 – 31 ~ Dove

If you are a:

Puppy : An extremely steadfast and sweet individual. Your devotion can never be questioned. You are very legitimate and genuine with regards to your mentality towards working. You are an exceptionally basic individual, in fact. Totally bother free, modest and sensible!! That clarifies the motivation behind why your companions stick on to you! You have a decent taste for garments. On the off chance that your closet is not refreshed with what is in vogue, you beyond any doubt are discouraged. Prominent and nice. You have a little gathering of honorable companions, every one of them being quality-represented.

In the event that you are a Mouse : Always up to some kind of a devilishness! The naughty sparkle in your eyes is the thing that makes you so adorable and alluring to everybody. You are a to a great degree amusing to-be-with sort of individual. No big surprise individuals look for your organization and anticipate incorporate you for all get-together’s. Nonetheless, you are delicate which is a downside. Individuals need to choose their words while conversing with you. On the off chance that somebody tries to fiddle around and play with words while managing you, it is sufficient to welcome your anger. God favor the individual then!

On the off chance that you are a Lion : Quite conflicting to your name, you are a peace adoring individual. You best attempt to stay away from a circumstance wherein you are required to battle. An open air individual, you disdain sitting at one place for a long term. Well known and nice. You are a conceived pioneer, and have it in you how to prudently get function from individuals. Individuals adore the way you generally treat them. You adore being cherished, and when you get your offer of spotlight from somebody, you are all theirs!

In the event that you are a Cat : A to a great degree adorable, lovable individual, some of the time timid, with an energy for snappy mind. On occasion, you incline toward quietness. You cherish investigating different things and going into profundity of every thing. Under typical conditions you’re cool however when given motivation to, you resemble a well of lava holding up to emit. You’re a mold fowl. Individuals anticipate you as a symbol related with form. Fundamentally, you blend along uninhibitedly yet don’t care for talking much to outsiders. Individuals feel simple in your organization. You watch mind in picking your companions.

In the event that you are a Turtle : You are close to impeccable and decent on a fundamental level. The cases of your graciousness are constantly coursed in gatherings of individuals. You, as well, love peace. You wouldn’t prefer to strike back even to a man who is in the off-base. You are cherished because of this. You don’t wish to talk in the face of one’s good faith. Individuals cherish the way you generally treat them. You can give, give and give love, and best of all, you don’t expect it back consequently. You are sufficiently liberal. Seeing things in a commonsense light is the thing that remaining parts the best quality of you folks.

On the off chance that you are a Dove : You symbolize an extremely giddy approach in life. Whatever the surroundings might be, bleak or chipper, you stay unaffected. Truth be told, you spread cheer wherever you go. You are the pioneer of your gathering of companions and great at reassuring individuals in their critical crossroads. You loathe lip service and have a tendency to evade far from scoundrels. They can never be in your great books, regardless. You are exceptionally systematic and sorted out in your work. No measure of chaos, subsequently, can ever include you. Be careful, it is simple for you to begin to look all starry eyed at.

In the event that you are a Panther : You are strange. You are somebody who can deal with weight easily, and can deal with any air without going crazy. You can be mean now and again, and love to chatter with your chose gathering. Exceptionally demure and legitimate. You like all circumstances and things to stand out you covet, which, now and again is unrealistic. Accordingly, you may miss out in a few connections. Be that as it may, else, you want to help individuals out from troublesome and tight spots when they truly require you.

In the event that you are a Monkey : Very eager and hyper!!! You need things to be done as snappy as could be allowed. On a basic level, you are very basic and love in the event that you are the focal point of fascination. That way, you individuals are remarkable. You might want to protect yourself from every one of the points. Might your name be dragged or included in any kind of a debate, you then go all panicky. Along these lines, you play it safe from the earliest starting point. When you anticipate anything incorrectly, your intuition is the thing that spares you from falling in traps. A significant cash disapproved of group you individuals are!

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The 6 Most Attractive Behaviors (And How to Have Them)

“When you have confidence, that’s what becomes attractive to other people and makes them want to work with you and spend time with you.” – Emmanuelle Chriqui

Being attractive is more than just about looks – after all, those are subjective, and subject to change at the whim of the latest trends of society. Attraction also greatly depends on how you act, and the types of behaviors you exhibit day to day when interacting with people. Someone can just as easily fall madly in love with your personality as they do the way you look.

After all, you are a whole person, made up of traits and flaws that round you out to be a human being. There are a number of behaviors that are attractive in a person, whether you are a man or a woman. Learning how to harness these types of behaviors can make you both more attractive, as well as an all-around more positive and happier person.

6 OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE BEHAVIORS AND HOW TO HAVE THEM

1. GOOD LISTENERS

People love to feel heard and understood. Being a good listener is one of the most attractive qualities a person can have, because it ensures you will be able to make connections with people. When you can listen to what other people are saying and not just wait for your turn in the conversation, you will be able to create meaningful moments between you and another person.

Being a good and active listener means that you are taking in what the other person is saying, making them feel heard and understood. It’s an attractive quality, and it forms strong bonds and connections.

2. KINDNESS

This seems like a no-brainer, but being kind is another highly attractive quality that a person can have. When you exhibit kindness, people will feel drawn towards you, because you will radiate the kind of positivity that makes people feel loved and appreciated.People are more attracted to those who engage in behaviors that are selfless, thoughtful and kind, rather than those who are mean-spirited and cruel. You will be surprised to find that when you engage in more behaviors that are altruistic, you will feel more positive, which will make people gravitate into your orbit.

3. SMILING

This one is easy, and it’s proven to make you feel better even when you are having a rough day! Smiling is one of the most basic and easiest things that a person can do to make themselves more attractive to people around them.

Smiling releases endorphins, which will heighten your mood, which will make you more positive, which will cause you to smile more – it’s an endless cycle! When people see you smile, they will also feel a sense of positivity, and they will associate you with those happy feelings.

4. LAUGHTER

Hand-in-hand with smiling, laughter will also help draw people in and make you more attractive to them. Laughter is another act that releases endorphins just by doing it, and it’s also healthy for both your emotional and physical health!

It will lower your stress levels, and with low stress levels you will have better moods. And, people are drawn to those who laugh, and who make them laugh in turn! It feels good to laugh, which means people will automatically find themselves drawn to those who make them feel good.

5. CONFIDENCE

As they say, confidence is key! Being confident will make you both attractive to others, while also making you feel better about yourself. Being confident in yourself, your looks, your abilities and your work will draw people in. If you project an air of self-shame or self-loathing, you are likely to put people off of interacting with you.

On the other hand, when you own yourself, you will be more likely to make others feel good and confident about themselves as well. People who exhibit and radiant confidence are much more alluring to the people around them.

6. UNDERSTANDING NONVERBAL CUES

Being a good listener is important – but what about the things that people aren’t saying? Being able to read someone’s body language will help you be a better listener, as well as show that you are capable of understanding how they are feeling even without them having to tell you.

Empathy is an attractive quality, and empathy is all about nonverbal cues. When you are able to read someone’s nonverbal cues, you can give them what they need without them having to ask, which will bring about interactions that are healthy, positive and long-lasting.

As you can see, beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but behavior can be universally attractive. Taking the time to study your own habits and choices, and change them to more attractive behaviors, can do wonders for all of the social interactions you have in your life. You will not only attract people to you in a romantic sense, but also platonic, life-long friendships as well. You will also find that your attitude towards life can change to a much more upbeat and positive one once you start engaging in behaviors that are designed to make you a more empathetic, kind and compassionate person.

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Hero Pit Bull Who Saved a Boy from Being Drowned by His Mother Learns His Fate

This story is just disturbing – in many ways.

On March 2, 2017, Buddy, a pitbull, rescued a boy whose mother threw him in the river. While this sounds like Buddy would be seen as the hero, the story of his fate that unfolds will surprise you.

The mother of an unidentified 9-year-old boy faces charges of murder and attempted murder after allegedly drowning her 5-year-old and attempting to drown her 9-year old son, according to Daily Mail.

Margot Stork, the Murray River Council interim general manager, said that Buddy has now been micro-chipped and they are working to get suitable conditions for the dog to return to his owner.

Buddy’s owner is working with the Murray River Council and will be in compliance with the Companion Animals Act. According to reports, on March 2nd, the mother of two young boys was trying to drown her children in the Murray River at Moama.

Buddy saw that the boy was trying to fight off his mother, and jumped into action. He bit the little boy as he was trying to drag him away from his mother. When the woman came after the boy, Buddy bit her too.
The nine-year-old boy survived. His little brother did not. Rangers took Buddy into custody until they could complete an investigation. After he was taken, the dogs’ owners started a Go Petition to get their furry friend returned to them. We are trying to save our dog ‘Buddy’ a pit bull cross who has been seized due to awful circumstances by the council. We are hoping the council can see what this dog was trying to do and let him come home instead of punishing him for the rescue efforts he has done. Please help,” the family wrote.The petition drew ore than 50,000 signatures and officials decided to release the dog to his owners. Murray River Council interim general manager told reporters that the dog was released because they found that Buddy was likely “acting in reasonable defense” of the child.The grandfather of the two boys also participated in the petition. “I own a similar dog and I know he was trying to save the boys, it’s their nature when they are raised with kids. Let the ones who his actions affected decide. I have one grandson left, because this brave dog took action as required,” said the grandfather to Daily Mail.

Buddy was microchipped and returned to his owners, the Independent reported.
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Her Family Couldn’t Afford Her Anymore, This Is The Moment She Realized Her Family Was Never Coming Back…

THIS IS THE MOMENT SHE REALIZED HER FAMILY WAS NEVER COMING BACK

This is the look of a dog who knows what just happened. She is in disbelief. Keisha, a three-year-old German Shepherd, was dropped off at the shelter in Toronto because her family couldn’t afford her anymore.

They loved Keisha and would have loved to have kept her. But keeping her wouldn’t have been fair to her with dwindling financial resources.

Keisha stood vigil at the shelter door day after day waiting for her family to come back. She reportedly will not interact with any other dog. She hardly looks at the shelter staff. She just wants to go home.

Keisha is in need of a foster home and a forever home. Keisha’s story was from 2016, shelter staff was optimistic that she would find a forever home soon.

There are many animals in shelters waiting for a home.

 Share away, people.

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The Secret Beyond Fingerprint

The Secret Beyond Fingerprint


Fingerprints are personal identification that can not be there like it. If the world's 6 billion people alive, then there are 6 billion fingerprint patterns that exist and have not found someone who has the same fingerprint with others. Because of its uniqueness, the fingerprints used by police in the investigation of a criminal case (forensic). So in the event of a crime, crime scene will diclear up and forbidden for anyone to enter because of fear it would damage the criminal fingerprint that may be left on the existing evidence at the scene.

He Asked His Dogs To Roll Over. When I Saw The Cat’s Reaction, I Was In Stitches!!

We all know that we can teach our dogs learn to do pretty cool tricks, right? Well, what about cats?!

Most people can’t even imagine a cat doing tricks. However, this cat is definitely trying to prove something, so when the dogs roll over, she does the same.

Well, either her owner spent hours training the cat or she learned the trick while watching the dogs try, just to let them know she is smarter. I think it’s the latter. And you?

Meet Didga, the adorable kitty who appears to be quite familiar with the term “copy cat.”

If a dog can do something, why can’t Didga?! LOL

Check out this short but sweet video on the next page of Didga sitting next to two Rottweilers who proceeds to show that cats can do tricks too!

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20 Home Remedies for How To Get Rid of Roaches

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Finding roaches in your kitchen cabinet or catching them scuttle across your apartment floor is unnerving, to say the least. They rarely go solo and finding one probably means you have an infestation. One’s first thought is to kill the roaches instantly, but before you pick up the phone to the professionals, there are home cockroach treatments that can get rid of roaches without an exterminator using only natural means. These home remedies are also cheap, safe for pets and will quickly kill roaches and their eggs, bringing back peace of mind and a bug-free home.

home remedies to get rid of roaches instantlyHow to stop a roach infestation

It goes without saying that prevention is better than cure.

As with any living creature, the cockroach will breed and multiply according to its environment. Cockroaches like damp and humidity, need shelter and will eat almost anything.

If there is damp and food in your house or apartment with a place for roaches to hide, your home will be capable of supporting a cockroach population. How large that population becomes will depend on how much damp, food and shelter there are.

The ability for an environment (in this case your home or apartment) to sustain cockroaches is known as its carrying capacity.

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Home remedies to treat cockroaches do work and the cockroach population will fall, but unless your reduce your home carrying capacity, the cockroaches will just return. To reduce your homes carrying capacity and eliminate your roach problem, you need to remove the roaches’ water, food and shelter.

Water

First of all, you need to make sure your house is free from damp and mold.  Cockroaches use a waxy surface on their exoskeleton to help prevent moisture loss but still need a steady supply of water. Some cockroaches such as the German and Oriental roach require more water and will become quickly stressed if their supply is cut off. The home remedies listed below will be much more effective if the roaches are thirsty.

They can get water from their food but they will congregate in any moist and enclosed area to guarantee their supply. You must check all pipes, small leaks, and broken drains.  Cold water pipes will attract condensation in warm weather which is sufficient to sustain the roaches. Consider insulating your pipes if this is the case.

Food

Cockroaches will eat almost any organic matter and while a home may appear superficially clean, a cockroach will have a totally different viewpoint. Pet hair, crumbs, grease spots, dirty clothes and dead insects are all staple fare for the roach. Juveniles will gorge on the feces of adults and when food is scarce, adults will eat their young and egg cases.

If you have cockroaches you must not just clean, but conduct the deepest clean you can imagine. Clean inside cabinets, behind fridges, under units. You would be surprised how easily grease can accumulate over the years even behind a unit, as the smoke from cooking can transport grease particles all over the kitchen. Wipe down everything to eliminate accumulated grease.

Shelter

Roaches live in cracks and dark crevices during the day and their slender shape allows them to squeeze into the tightest of spaces. Indeed a roach will actually prefer a tight space to open living quarters and will tend to seek out organic material such as paper and wood rather than metal surfaces. Roaches will also seek warmth, which is why they like our homes so much. You will often find roaches within electrical units, warm by electrical motors. Pay close attention to condensers units where there is a steady water supply as well as warmth.

Eliminate points of entry and debris around your property. Use caulk and cement to repair/fill cracks and crevices

Home Remedies to get rid of roaches naturally

Once you have dealt with the shelter, food and water supply of your roach population, the ability for your home environment to sustain a cockroach population should fall to zero.

However, you will need to turn your attention to the roaches themselves.There are three broad categories of treatments for roaches – essential oils, herbal remedies, and home insecticides.

Essential oil treatment for roaches

1) Cedar oil

cedar coneMany essential oils have insecticide properties and can be used to combat roaches. Cedar oil is one of these natural insecticides. It is effective against all insects and arthropods. When the roaches come into contact with cedar oil, they suffer from osmotic dehydration and suffocate. The oil also emulsifies the insect’s body fats and kills them. (2)

Dip cotton balls in cedarwood essential oil and place them where cockroaches are generally found. Repeated use of cedarwood essential oil will drive roaches away. Cedar balls and blocks can also be used.

2) Peppermint Oil

bunch of mintPeppermint oil mixed with vinegar aids in getting rid of cockroaches [3]. Wipe all your surfaces with peppermint oil. You can also add few drops of peppermint oil to 1 part of white vinegar and two parts of water and mix well and pour it into a spray bottle. Spray in places where you find cockroaches.

3) Citrus Hystrix Essential Oil

Citrus Hystrix aka Kaffir lime essential oil has been proved to possess the highest levels of roach repellency compared to other essential oils. It has 100% repellency against certain types of cockroaches and an impressive success against other roach types [10].

Dilute citrus hystrix essential oil in ethanol and spray on roach infested areas.

4) Neem oil

Neem is famously known for its effectiveness in treating various health conditions but its role as anti-cockroach is less known.

neem oil and leafThe oil contains an active compound called azadirachtin which is deadly to nearly all insects. The azadirachtin found in neem oil destabilizes the insect’s hormonal systems. Exposure to neem oil can impede the roaches’ ability to reproduce. (3).

Mix equal amounts of neem oil and water. Spray this solution where roaches thrive. Regular cleaning using neem oil is also highly effective.

Herbal treatment for roaches

5) Bay Leaves

Bay leaves, a common kitchen ingredient, can cause your cockroaches to exit the scene [1]. One of the best non-violent methods, using bay leaves also involves very little exercise in your fight against roaches.

Place bay leaves where you may find cockroaches often, such as on kitchen tops and near appliances. Burning bay leaf can provide added protection.

6) Lemon

lemon on white backgroundLemon helps humans in many ways. It works both internally and externally, from improving digestion to promoting skin tone. And to get rid of roaches too.

Clean the surfaces that are roaches prone with lemon juice. You can also add water to lemon juice and mop the floor.

7) Pepper, Garlic, And Onion

Mixing these ingredients together may seem like the basis for a fine curry, but the trio works wonders together as a natural roach repellent. The smell of these three suffocates roaches.

Grind onion and garlic and add pepper powder to the ground paste. Add water and bring to boil. Pour it in a spray bottle after the liquid cools. Sprinkle in areas that are cockroach-prone. You can also add cayenne pepper to the solution before boiling.

8) Coffee Trap

Now you have more reason than your love for coffee to have your supplies refilled. Yes, roaches love coffee and are very much tempted by the aroma. Using coffee powder as bait, you can throw cockroaches out.

Fill 1/4th of a glass bottle with water. Throw in a plastic cup with coffee powder in it. Look for the catch next day and empty the bottle every two days till you are done with the job.

9) Cucumber

cucumbersCucumber is an effective cockroach repellent and extremely safe as well [4]. Roaches are not fond of cucumber smell and can be used to deter the insects.

Slice cucumber and place the pieces where you find roach traffic.

10) Pandan Leaves

A common cooking ingredient in Asian countries, pandan leaves also plays a role in driving cockroaches away [7]. Roaches find the smell of the leaf to be intolerable.

Place pandan leaves in places you find roaches. Replace the leaves with fresh ones frequently.

11) Catnip

scaredy cat plantStudies show the effectiveness of catnip in getting rid of roaches [9].

Place some catnip around your home. You can also boil catnip and pour the extract in a spray bottle for easy use.

Home insecticides for roaches

12) Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth insecticideDiatomaceous Earth, also referred to as DE, is non-toxic and an effective way to rid roaches [6]. It attacks the exoskeletons of the roaches and absorbs fats and oils from outer layer thereby dehydrating them.

Apply diatomaceous earth on places where cockroaches travel.

13) Boric Acid

boric acid insecticideBoric acid or borax is a fast acting natural insecticide that will treat all your home insect problems. It is non-toxic to humans but is deadly for cockroaches. You can easily buy Boric acid or Borax as its commonly known from any pharmacy or hardware shop.

All you have to do is to sprinkle the powder in all areas where you know the roaches may go. You should apply some to the inside of your kitchen cabinets and leave for a few days and place a thin layer of powder along the side of walls, as well as behind all your units.

14) Listerine

Listerine is more than a mouthwash; it is recommended for preventing roaches as well.

Mix equal portions of Listerine and water. Add two drops of dish wash liquid and spray the solution where you find roaches.

15) Soap Solution

lavender soapYet another cheaper method to kill cockroaches is to use soap and water or dish soap[5]. The soap solution dissolves the waxy coats of roaches that keeps them hydrated, and so they die of dehydration.

Mix liquid soap and water and pour the solution in a spray bottle. Spray on corners and directly on roaches when possible.

16) Petroleum Jelly Trap

While petroleum jelly trap does not by itself kill roaches, it ensures death of roaches once they get trapped [8].

Place bait inside a wide mouthed jar. Apply petroleum jelly inside the neck of the bottle so that roaches that enter for the bait will find it difficult to get out from the slippery surface.

17) Fabric Softener Spray

Spraying fabric softener mixed with water can cause roaches to suffocate and die.

Mix fabric softener and water in the ratio of 3:2. Pour the solution in a spray bottle. Spray on the roaches and in the areas where they are found.

18) Hair Spray

Hair spray, a readily available product at home, suffocates and kills roaches.

Spray on the roach directly for quicker results. Considering the impossibility of targeting every roach that may be at home, you may spray on the areas where you find roach traffic.

19) Ammonia Solution

The pungent smell of ammonia repels roaches. Using ammonia every two or three weeks helps to keep cockroaches away.

Add water to ammonia and mix well. Spray the solution on the infested areas till you sight the last, hopefully, of the roaches.

20) Baking Soda And Sugar

bowl of baking sodaThe chemical reaction caused by baking soda can badly upset the stomach of roaches and kill them. Since the smell of baking soda does not excite roaches to get near, sugar is added to it to lure them.

Take equal amounts of baking soda and sugar and mix them well. Place the mixture in containers, which support easy entry for cockroaches that come in tempted by sugar.

Do’s and Don’ts to get rid of roaches

Do’s

  • Clean your home every day.
  • Performa deep clean once a month
  • Wash used dishes before you hit the bed as keeping them overnight is a definite invitation to roaches to eat and thrive.
  • Seal all cracks and holes to check roach entry.
  • Fix water leaks.
  • Empty garbage every night. Use trash cans with lid.
  • Seal all foods in your pantry in airtight containers

Don’ts

  • Leave food out overnight
  • Don’t leave pet food in the bowl. Roaches love dog and cat food.
  • Don’t ignore your problem. It will get worse very quickly

The Best Cleaning Hacks To Clean Your Clothes And Shoes In Order To Keep Them From Damaging

The Best Cleaning Hacks To Clean Your Clothes And Shoes In Order To Keep Them From Damaging

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We all want our clothes to be clean and last longer. But, sometimes we all do some washing errors that damage our olothes, especially those that are made form softer fabrics. Silk, cotton, leather, cashmere etc are some of the most difficult materials to be washed in wash maschine because that way they can lose their shape and get damaged. Bellow are some clever advices every woman should pay attention on when washing these kind of clothes. Read them, in order to avoid making the same mistakes again.

1. Cleaning hacks to recondition your ice skates

We all know how important is to keep the ice skates sharp. It is very important to clean them after every use, so it’s preferable to clean them with leather products and distilled white vinegar with small amount of olive oil. If they are very dirty then you can use baking soda with water. Also, rub the outside of the skates with banana peels.

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2.  How to properly wash your jeans and bras in order to keep them new longer

Some clothing experts say that jeans don[t need washing, but we all know that sometimes when we spill something on them is more than necessary to wash them . When that happens the best way to wash them is to set the washing machine at the lightest possible cycle without using a lot of detergents. When your bra is in question to be washed, the best way to do it is to place the bra in a zip-up mesh bag in order to avoid the hooks  and straps getting tangles between them.

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3.How to properly wash underwear in order to prevent allergies

If you have skin rashes caused by underwear and bra, then you are having a real problem. One way to prevent it from happening again is to wash them always before wearing them, in order to prevent allergies  because the areas that the underwear touches is very sensitive and you have to pay a very big attention when buying such  clothes. The best way to wash them is on hand  and using baking soda in order to kill any bacteria that may have gotten on the underwear prior.

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4.  How to proplerly clean leather clothes

Having some authentic leather piece of clothes can cost you a fortune, and not every body can afford having one of them. So if you belong the group of people that does have some leather piece, then you should pay a big attention on properly cleaning way. If you want to keep the leather clean then you can use white vinegar and olive oil. Also you can use dilutes vodka. The best way to wash leather clothes is on hand.

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5.  The best way to wash silk, cashmere and sparkle clothes in order to keep their good shape

When you wash your cloth made from silk, cashmere and those that contain sequins, then you have to pay a special attention, because they are very soft and can be easily ruined if not washed carefully. The best way to clean sparkly clothes is on hand, in order to prevent the sequins from falling. When you wash cashmere or silk, then you should be very gentle and not squeeze them.

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6. How to wash your special weight loss clothes in order to keep them from damaging

Most weight loss special clothes are made of neoprene and are not recommended for machine washing. So, if you want to keep them clean and not ruined then the best way to wash them is on hand with warm water, using a small amount of detergent and softener. To keep the clean, you should rinse them after every use.

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Smart Hacks And Ideas To Organize Your Closet As To Look More Spacious And Practical

Smart Hacks And Ideas To Organize Your Closet As To Look More Spacious And Practical

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We all dream  about having spacious wardrobes where we can organize all our clothes, jewelery and shoes, but, we all also know that such a project can be very difficult to achieve. That’s why we offer myou some smart organizing hacks, that will help you get mnore space in your closet, and at some time have well organized everything that you will ever need.

1.Picture-prame-as-cork-board to organize all your jewelery

If you have a lot of necklaces , bracelets and earrings then this picture-frame-as –cork-board is the best thing that will help you organize it. It is easy to be done on yourself, is cheap and everything you need will be right in front of your eyes whenever you need it

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2.  Hidden jewlery organizer

When you live in a small house or apartment, then you have to use every possible inch to organize your accessories and jewelry. One way to do it is this hidden jewelry organizer that you can place on the wall behind the room entering door, for example. Sounds great, right? This is definitely one of the less used spaces of the room and ban be perfect for organizing small things such as jewelry.

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3. DIY Slide-out Scarf Organizer

If you belong to the group of people that throw their scarves into the dark angles and floors in the wardrobe, just because you can’t find them space in the closet, that is more than full, then why don’t you try this amazing DIY slide out scarf organizer that will help you find space for all your scarves? It is so easy to be done  and won’t take a lot of space, but will get all your scarves and belts well organized.

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4. Shoes Boxes To mOrganize Your Closet Drawer

If you were planning to throw all the shoes boxes that you thought that you won’t need any more, we are sure that after seeing this smart way to organize your folded briefs, socks, or stacked bras. Cut the shoes boxes or use them whole, and place the into the closet drawer and place everything that you want in it. Your bras, shoes and folded briefs will be separated one from another, and will find them easily when you will need them.

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5.  Shower Curtains Rings And A Hanger To Produse More Space And Organize All Your Tank Tops

If you have as many tank tops, that you don’t find place to store them all, then what do you think about this smart way to organize them. All you need are few shower curtains rings and a velvet hanger on which you will store all the tops. Sounds great right? Try it now.

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6. Pants Rack Hangers To Open More Space In Your Closet

If  the most of the space in your closet is used by your pants, then these pant rack hangers are perfect solution for you. You don’t have to waste half of your clothes rod anymore. Try immediately this smart idea to store pants. You will be happy to see all the space that you will get.

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7. Picture Rail Shoe Rack To Organize All Your High Heels

Do you have hundreds of heels that you adore , and you are out of space to place? Well, here is a solution for you. Why don’t you display them on your bedroom wall as an art work? It could be an interesting and smart idea, because at the same time you get space where to place your favorite high heels and your wall won’t be naked anymore, but it will be decorated by your  favorite babies.

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