Got a Job for the Summer

I have a job pretty much as an errand boy for a guy who owns and manages apartments here in Winston Salem and High Point. Of course he hired my truck about as much as he hired me. I have an old truck and my Dad has an old landscaper type trailer. I started out doing odd jobs for him on the side. In fact that was probably a better deal for me up to a point. It was just one or two things a week, but he would pay me cash and fill my tank with gas usually as well. He gave me a gas card that I use, but he is keeping track of what I do for him and he is not paying for the gas I use on my own time. I worry a lot about the wear and tear on the truck, but it is about time for me to get a new car that costs a lot less to drive than it does.

I mostly do landscaping types of jobs. Read more

A Blast from the Past

After learning that an old TV network would be revived through a satellite provider, I went to to sign up for their service. The network used to come on regular TV many years ago, but it shut down after ratings became too low and operating costs became too high. It was a shame too, because the network was pretty popular in the old days, but many of the network’s best shows were cancelled. There were rumors of producers making all kinds of terrible decisions, like firring key people. Many other people who worked with the network and weren’t fired decided to leave on their own.

The rights to the network were sold off to someone who had the idea of bringing it back. Read more

New Provider for Cable Television

My cable bill is terrible right now. I just actually looked a the statement for the first time in a few months, and it was enough to make me sick, like literally sick. I do not know how they think it is okay to charge these bills, but I am going to switch my provider, or something. I am looking at to see if there are other providers that I might be able to switch to in my area, and if so, what their prices look like.

I definitely want to get digital cable, because my kids would start a riot if we got rid of the digital cable box. I know that for sure. I mean I should tell them that we are getting rid of it, just to see what their reaction would be like. I should film it too, and maybe send it in and win some money. I don’t know if it would actually take the top spot on that show, but I know that it would be close. Read more

My Parents Wanted to Move Close to Me

Even though I was born and raised in Kentucky, I consider myself a Floridian. I came here 20 years ago to go to school, and I never left. I found a great job in Jacksonville, and I knew that I had found the place where I wanted to live for the rest of my life. My parents came to visit me a lot in the winter months, and not long ago they told me they would like to relocate to the same area. I told them about Heron Walk, an apartment complex that is not far from me, because I thought that they would both really like it there.

They have not lived in a house for nearly two decades, preferring the simplicity of apartment living. I had a feeling that this would be the perfect spot for them because it is only about a mile from where I live, plus anything they could possibly want is within either walking distance or just a short drive. Read more

Great Looking Glass Enclosure Shower Doors in Essex County NJ

Ford Metro can provide custom shower enclosuresThere wasn’t a big selection of shower doors at the home center. We had already picked out the tile, the paint and even the faucets for the sink and shower. My wife was getting us a fancy rainfall shower head that is as big around as a dinner plate. I did not know if we had enough water flow in the pipes that served the bathroom to handle it. As for the glass enclosure we wanted, we looked at shower doors in Essex County NJ. There is a company there that makes glass shower enclosures that really open up the space.

Whether or not you have a big bathroom or a small one, the shower enclosures this place makes are astounding. Read more

Our Pets and Our New ADT Pulse Security Cameras

We got the video cameras connected to our alarm system so we could keep an eye on the kids when they got home from school on days we were still at work. We also wanted them so we could see the house and what was going on when we go away. However, probably the most fun we have had with the ADT Pulse security cameras are watching the dog and cat interact when no one is there. You would think they were two different pets altogether watching their antics when they do not know anyone is watching them.

They will rest in different spots when we are home. They will go outside at the same time and nose around, but we never see them interact too much. On a rare occasion we might see them trying to play with the same toy. However, when we are not at the house they interact a lot more. I have watched them both sleep on the floor in physical contact with each other right at the front door. It looks like they are waiting for us to get home. Read more

The Cable Service Kind of Life

About News Latest Work Careers Contact UsWith Time Warner Cable being the only provider in my area for cable and Internet, I imagine that it drastically makes competition in the area a lot easier for them. Especially considering that they are able to price the packages pretty much whatever they want to price it. I can’t complain too much I guess considering that I need to have access to the Internet due to the nature of my work. It could be far worse than it is and I could be using dial up instead! Those days were terrible, trying to access a single video might take hours instead of the near instant load times we have now. Read more

Available Security Features with ADT

I am thinking about getting a security system installed in the near future, but I will need to know more about my options, before I actually make a decision. I want to make sure that the security system will function well, and will protect my family from a wide range of potential problems. I am looking into adt security in ankeny at the moment, because ADT was recommended to me by one of my friends, and I figure that I will look into them some.

I want to have a security system that is monitored on a constant basis. I hope to have alerts sent to my smart phone, in the case of an alarm being triggered in my house. At the same time, I would like the police, or fire department, to be alerted immediately as well. Read more

What mass ( g ) of the solvent tetrahydrofuran should be combined with 0.6713 L of the solute diethyl ether to?

  1. What mass ( g ) of the solvent tetrahydrofuran should be combined with 0.6713 L of the solute diethyl ether to produce a solution that is 1.45 m diethyl ether.

    Answer by SciMann
    _____molality is moles of solute / kg solvent

    here THF is the solvent and Et2) is the solute

    moles solute = 671.3 ml * d Et2O g/ml / MW Et2O g/mole = ?? moles Et2O

    1.45m = 1.45 moles / kg = ?? mole / x kg of solvent

    x g of solvent = 1000 g/kg * ?? mole Et2O /1.45 mole/kg = ?? g THF

    Plug missing info and SOLVE

    Basic mathematics is a prerequisite to chemistry – I just try to help you with the methodology of solving the problem.

  2. How many g of AlCl3 would have to be dissolved in 150 mL of water to give a solution that has a vapor pressure of 38.7 torr at 35°C? Assume complete dissociation of the solute and ideal solution behavior. At 35°C, the vapor pressure of pure water is 42.2 torr

    Answer by crash o
    Raoult’s Law: P(H2O) = P°(H2O) X(H2O) (X = mole fraction)
    38.7 torr = 42.2 torr X(H2O);
    X(H2O) = 0.917.
    (150 ml) (1 g/ml) / (18 g/mole) = 8.33 moles H2O
    Let a = total moles of Al+++ & Cl- ions. By the definition of mole fraction,
    0.917 = 8.33 / (8.33 + a);
    Solving, a = 0.754 moles of ions, so 0.754 / 4 = 0.188 moles of AlCl3. Since the MW of AlCl3 = 133.5 g/mole, then (0.188 moles) (133.5 g/mole) = 25.15 g of AlCl3 have to be added.

  3. What is the density of a 46.12 g irregularly shaped object if the initial volume of water was 20.2 ml and the volume rose to 67.3 ml after the object was added?

    Answer by ChemTeam
    67.3 – 20.2 = 47.1 mL

    46.12 g / 47.1 mL = 0.979 g/mL

  4. The g string on all of my electric guitars just don’t sound right, the intonation seems to be within the same range as the other strings. Does anyone else have this problem. Its really the only thing keeping my chords from sounding perfect. Is there a way to tune it better or something?
    Its not the tuner because I have two and its the same for both, I’m probably going to get it professionally set up to see if that helps. I’ve been doing my own intonation adjustments.

    Answer by bungalowbily
    Check and see if it is sitting in the nut and bridge saddle, and see if it is wrapped around the tuning peg as good as the other strings. If the guitar is a fender, make sure it is under the little string grabber on the headstock.
    Also, if you havn’t changed strings in awhile, it may be worn out.

  5. I have a Super G wireless router and I can’t connect it with my laptop and my desktop. The gateway is unabled, while both connection is connected. What do I do?

    Answer by newton_21989
    Make sure your wireless adapter support Super G. Next, RTFM on how to set up your router.

Exploring Wifi Gaming Around the Globe

As the battle of the handheld gaming systems hots up, one of the emerging must-haves is proving to be the capability of Wi-Fi gaming. As the term implies, Wi-Fi gaming involves playing games via a Wi-Fi internet connection to other players. The two most popular handheld gaming consoles, the PlayStation Portable (PSP) and the Nintendo DS, both allow Wi-Fi gaming, across the PlayStation Network and the Nintendo Wi-Fi Network, respectively. There’s nothing better than being able to play with your friends who are all hooking up in Airport Madness 4 and getting into a simulation match together.

Wi-Fi gaming allows users to compete against others connected to the internet nearby or even on the other side of the world. Even if you don’t have friends who have an interest in gaming, with 53 million Nintendo DS consoles and 25 million PSP consoles sold worldwide, it is unlikely that there won’t be anyone to play against, regardless of your preferred gaming genre. Read more

Affordable Automobile insurance Kentucky and Nebraska

Kentucky auto insuranceGetting automobile insurance in Kansas is bit different than in case of some of the other states people. There is a strange safety law here that requires all of the cars stepping into Lawrence city limits to sound horn, to be able to warn the horses developing the way in which. You may not see way too many horses anymore in city limits, however in past there have been lot of accidents. If you own a car in Kansas or car insurance Kentucky any place in Lawrence, then you definitely should have a very valid KS motor insurance.

Kansas is No-Fault state which suggests that for any car wreck, driver’s medical expenses will be received by their own car insurance policy, no matter car insurance Nebraska the individual  inducing the accident.

Kansas residents are needed legally to possess state’s minimum needs for motor insurance. The expected bodily coverage for a driver is $25,000. They need to should also have a minimum $10,000 towards property damage liability. Kansas state regulations also need to use a injury protection of your minimum of $4,500. This insurance works well for make payment on requisite medical expenses for the passengers in addition to driver.

In the event of any damage caused by the underinsured or uninsured driver to you personally and also to your passengers, the Kansas state guiidelines requires underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage at least of $25,000 per every person, and in addition requires $50,000 per accident for body injury due to an underinsured or uninsured driver.

Something here to keep in mind is always that these are minimum requirements needed by Kansas state regulations. You should have additional coverage to your car policy to ensure your folks are protected well in case of any sort of accident.

Levels of competition are the key reason for your reduction in Kansas auto insurance rates. The rates for car insurance change every year. So, you need to compare the rates obtained through a few providers, lest you pay a lot of for your automobile insurance policy.

Started to Work on Buying a House

If you want to buy a house I have been trying to figure out how exactly you can do it. Of course I mean the fine details of getting it done are sort of eluding me. I realize that there are some basic precepts, for example you definitely need to get the down payment. Of course I pretty much thought that was the big thing you had to do. However if you visit site here you can see them talk about one of the things I did not know, which is that you need to get home insurance before you can even get the bank to make you a loan on a house. The underlying principle is just as simple and plain as it can possibly be, that being that the bank wants you to give them their money back with interest. Read more

I Needed to Downgrade My Operating System

I am a big fan of change. I know a lot of people don’t like it, but that is definitely not me. I know that when things change, that it usually means something has been improved. I am also smart enough to realize that this is not always the case, which is what happened when the operating system that got upgraded on my phone was not to my liking. I wanted to go back to my former operating system until all of the kinks were worked out, so I did an online search to see how to downgrade ios to the previous version.

I knew that there had to be a way to do it, but I had not done anything like that before. I was prepared to spend a few hours to find out how to do it, but it took me just mere minutes to find what I needed to know. Read more

I Love My New Straight Teeth

I used to have straight teeth, but over the years, they have become very crooked. Over time, I became very embarrassed of my teeth as a result. I have always wanted braces, but just did not do it for a variety of reasons. But a friend told me I should look for the best Invisalign braces dentist in the area to see what could be done for my teeth. She said that I would be able to get my teeth straightened without needing traditional metal braces on my teeth.

I had never heard of Invisalign before, so I started out by doing a little research to learn more about what this type of orthodontic treatment is. Unlike other types of braces, you are given aligners that can be taken out of your mouth as needed. Read more

From Condo Life to Future Wife

Thanks to a condo that I found at, I was able to find a place to live, and a woman to love. I moved into the condo after living in a house with 4 other people during my college years. After college, we all went our separate ways in different countries, and I was the only one still living there. I looked for a condo and found the one I currently live in. While living in the condo, I met a girl who was living on the floor below me. We started having casual conversation each day, and eventually we started hanging out.

Our encounters turned into dates, and we became an item. Things between us progressed so much that we became engaged. I proposed to her at a restaurant and got down on one knee in the traditional sense. When she said yes, everyone in the restaurant applauded. Since we were getting married, it made no sense for both of us to live in separate condos, so she moved into mine. We had a small wedding with our closest friends and family members.

Whenever we tell the story of how we met to other people, sometimes it sounds a little corny to them, but we don’t care. It’s not everyday that a person can find the love of their life by moving into a condo. If I had moved into a simple apartment or continued staying in that house, I wouldn’t have found my wife. My wife and I hang out with the other married couples in the condo and they don’t seem nearly as happy as us. I think the reason why we’ve been able to have such a good relationship is because we have so much in common. We never get tired of seeing each other, even if we’ve been with each other all day.

A Pink Selfie Stick is a Great Stocking Stuffer Gift

I bought my wife a pink Selfie Stick as a stocking stuffer. She uses it all the time. She is an amateur photographer who has a nice DSLR, tripod and other gear. However, it is the smartphone that you have with you all of the time. She keeps the Selfie Stick in her purse. It is not that big, and she uses it to grab stills and video of things she finds interesting throughout her day. She has become an expert at using the telescopic tube that her smartphone attaches too to take pictures.

I have seen her use it to take amazing shots outdoors and indoors. She has one of a nest of baby birds that was on a low branch just out of her reach. The video looks like a camera was hidden in the nest. She does crazy stills and video with it too. Read more

Just Got My First Place

I have to do a lot of things now, because I moved out of the dorms and now I am living about a mile from the campus of Johns Hopkins University. I am living with a lacrosse player I met playing pickup basketball games with. He is certifiably insane and I do not think I would want him to be my doctor, but I do not think he is going to stick with pre med either. I like him for this because he has money. For instance we are looking at information on Baltimore high speed internet access and I tell him that I can probably not afford the most expensive kind of internet. He shrugs and says that he will put it on his credit card, of course his credit card bill goes to his Dad who is a lawyer in Baltimore and his Mom who is a professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Read more

The Importance of Annual Home Inspections

The roof is twenty years old and rapidly deteriorating (maybe it’s time to call a commercial roof repair in Middlesex County NJ). The weeds are growing and the trees desperately need trimmed. And the backyard has always had terrible drainage. But, with the economy rapidly declining, spending money right now is a scary prospect. Waiting couldn’t possibly hurt, right?Wrong! Your house is your biggest investment, and more importantly, it is your home. This is where you are raising your family and making memories of a lifetime. Even if the market is in the shambles, neglecting your home is the biggest mistake you can make. Read more

An Evil Girl Stopped Cold

The Whatsapp spy download has to be one of the most brilliant things to happen to mobile devices in a long time. Using the tool, I was able to save the lives of one of my friends. My friend had been dating a girl for a couple of weeks, and things were starting to get a little more intimate, but I had a suspicion that there was something off about the girl he was dating. I couldn’t exactly put my finger on it, but I had a hunch that she wasn’t on the level. Since I didn’t have access to her phone, I couldn’t track her, but I was able to get my friend’s phone and track him.

I learned that my friend was going to have a date with the girl one night, and they would be going a long distance away from were we live. Something about this date just didn’t sit right with me. I tailed my friend, making sure that he nor the girl saw me. Read more

Muscle Building Tips That Will Enhance Your Physique

Don’t just depend on supplements. It is true that supplements can be an effective way to boost your muscle building routine. In saying that, it is important that great nutrition remains a priority focus. They are only intended to supplement what you eat, not replace it. Actually, you should try to keep dietary supplements to a minimum.

A lot of people who exercise end up putting more emphasis on speed than they should and less emphasis on technique than they should. Instead of trying to squeeze in as many reps as possible, focus instead on completing your reps slowly and correctly. Slow down and double check that you’re doing the exercise properly.

Be sure that you complete the necessary amount of research on how to build muscles properly. Not all techniques accomplish the same thing. For example, some exercises help with toning your muscles while others may help build specific muscles. Make sure you use the correct exercise techniques to build muscle for specific muscle groups.

If you want to make sure that you have the very best muscle growth you can, it is vital you perform compound exercises. These particular exercises will allow you to exercise several muscle groups in each lift. A great example is a squat, which uses both the muscles in your legs and your core muscles for one movement. Never forget to warm your body up first to get the blood flowing to your muscles. A brief warm-up before you lift will increase your circulation and get your muscles ready for the intensity of your workout. You’ll avoid injuries which could send you to the locker room. If you ever feel like you are in pain, stop your workout immediately. Even though you want to be stronger, you shouldn’t risk breaking the fragile tissue of muscles and tendons to do so. Rest for a day between workouts, so your body can recover.

Keep an eye on your body fat while you’re building up muscle. Do not focus on your weight itself, since you may be shedding fat while you gain muscle. Looking at your weight can make it seem like you aren’t making any progress at first, but scale weight doesn’t do a good job of gauging muscle growth. When weight lifting, it is perfectly fine to cheat just a little bit. If you use more of your body to get a few extra reps into your workout then you are increasing the output of your workout. Just be careful that you don’t cheat too often. Maintain a rep speed that is controlled. Do not compromise your form under any circumstance.

If your goal is to build muscle, you must increase your protein consumption. Protein is a chief building block of muscle, and consuming not enough of it may cause you to have less muscles, which kills the reason of trying to bulk up. You might even require a daily gram of protein for each pound your body weighs. Use caution when it comes to how heavy you lift because certain exercises are not good for lifting heavy. Neck work, split squats and dips sometimes include unfavorable joint positions that can put you at risk for serious injury. You should use heavy weights for deads, presses, rows and squats instead.

Try to stretch for about ten minutes at the beginning of your weight lifting regimen. Warming up will prevent muscle injuries when you are lifting a lot of weight. Preventing injuries can help keep you working out.

Ask your friends to join you at your workout sessions to help boost your motivation. Your friends can encourage you to continue your workout routines, giving you more energy to get through them. This energy boost will help you build more muscle.

To get healthy, you have to be committed, which is also true for muscle building–you have to be dedicated to getting bigger muscles. The real question is, where do you begin? The following tips will help you build your muscles and get in great shape. Glance over them, and think about how you can increase the size of your muscles. Look for a protein powder that is of the highest quality so that you will be able to make energy shakes. Due to the fact that the amount of protein you require when building muscle is extremely high, you could find it much simpler to get your protein through smoothies or shakes instead of eating a lot of meat or eggs.

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    Tournament of Kings

    1. Tournament of Kings
      Event on 2014-08-31 18:00:00
      Excalibur is one of the best themed hotels on the Strip and a favorite among those in love with the medieval time of kings, knights, lords and ladies. One of the few family-friendly hotels on the Strip, the Excalibur features the Tournament of Kings, an exciting dinner show where even the little ones can enjoy a night of fun. The world of casinos and clubs disappears as knights on horseback take over for an action-packed dinner show unlike anything else on the Strip. Enjoy a three-course meal as you watch dancing maidens, a battle between the knights and a spectacular fireworks show at the end. Dont forgetyou have to eat with your hands here. Youll get the full experience of the medieval time period in the safety and comfort of the Excalibur hotel. According to Whats On magazine, Tournament of Kings is the one show on the Las Vegas Strip guaranteed to satisfy your appetite for adventure. Kids young enough to sit on your lap can eat for free and every person of every age is welcome at this unique and fun Vegas experience. Take a break from the Strip and enjoy this fun attraction thats sure to make your Vegas trip memorable. Show Schedule: 6:00pm Wednesday thru Monday; 8:30pm Thursday thru Sunday; Dark Days: Tuesday No Age restriction (age 2 and under are lap children-free) Dinner includes soup, cornish hen, potatoes, seasonal vegetable, dinner roll, dessert, coffee/tea/soda (Guests eat with their hands).

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      Event on 2014-09-13 20:30:00
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      Backyard barbecues, front porch jams, old-fashioned family values and hard-partying rock n' roll is the name of the game for Saving Abel. The no-frills, no pretension and down home charm driven compositions from these Southern boys have burned up the radio charts with soaring melodies and crunching hooks, caused guys and gals alike to shake what their momma gave 'em while pumping a fist in the air and served as feel good anthems for American troops on military bases abroad.Saving Abel combined meat and potatoes rock with bombastic hooks and stormed the mainstream with their debut in 2008, landing a gold plaque in the process with well over 500,000 in domestic sales and topping the Billboard "Heatseekers" chart, to boot. The eponymous record spawned the platinum single "Addicted" and the followup barn-burners, "Drowning (Face Down)" and the emotional "18 Days." Their second album, Miss America, topped the Hard Rock chart and imprinted the hearts and minds of radio listeners with the title cut, "Stupid Girl (Only in Hollywood)" and another Top 10 single, "The Sex is Good."Enduringly bound together by the creative nucleus of singer Jared Weeks and lead guitarist Jason Null, Saving Abel is poised to do it all over again in an even bigger way with their eOne debut, Bringing Down the Giant. The album runs the gamut of all of the heart and soul at the center of Saving Abel, exploring new depths and broadening the band's horizons to incorporate the best of what the hard rock genre has to offer in 2012. "Bringing Down the Giant," the title track, is raunchy enough to give Disturbed, Metallica or even Pantera a run for their money. It's the type of song that will blow down the doors if the WWE or UFC gets a hold of it. On the other end of the spectrum, the plaintive ballad "Picture of Elvis" somehow surpasses the emotional intensity and heartstring pull of "18 Days." And then for total balance, songs like "Michael Jackson's Jacket" bridge the gap with a smooth, poppy, groovy vibe that shows off Weeks' impressive range in a Maroon 5 like fashion.Saving Abel is rounded out by rhythm guitarist Scott Bartlett, bassist Eric Taylor and former 12 Stones drummer Michael McManus. The committed road warriors spent several years on the road supporting their first two albums. The touring lineups looked like a who's-who of real deal radio rock, with Saving Abel sharing stages with their peers and contemporaries in major acts like Nickelback, Hinder and Buckcherry. Saving Abel road appearances have also included radio festivals, biker rallies, state fairs and anywhere else that people appreciate dyed in the wool, real-deal rock n' roll with musical chops, expert songwriting and authentic groove and feel."We're just a bunch of Southern dudes who have had music in our lives since we were little boys. We like to have a good time no matter where we go, man," says Weeks. "I grew up on the front porch listening to my papa play the guitar. We'll always bring that Southern hospitality and that heritage. We try to spread the love around. We love music. Nobody in the band hates anyone else in the band and we have respect for what we do. This is our job and it's what we love doing."Bringing Down the Giant stands alongside the best and brightest in modern rock but at the same time carries an ace up its sleeve in the form of its traditional roots backbone. Foot stomps, mandolins, jaw harps, banjos and even some empty water jugs (blown into by Jason) make an appearance on the record. It's a firm reminder that Jason and Jared are the same two guys who once defeated a small army of electrified groups at a battle of the bands wielding nothing but acoustic guitars.On the new album, "We brought out every Southern, redneck, hillbilly style you can think of, man," says Jared with a laugh. "A lot of times it's really easy to get lost out there when you write music you think people will like or what they want to hear. We want to talk about sitting on the front porch in Mississippi with the heat, sitting out there having a great time drinking beer. We're more true to ourselves on this record, more true to our nature [than ever before]," he adds proudly.The raw and down home feel of the melodic hard rock all over Bringing Down the Giant recalls the most vital and energizing aspects of the humble beginnings of the band, which stretches back to the local scene in the small town of Corinth (population: just over 50,000) in Alcorn County, Mississippi. "I'll never forget the day I met Jason, man," says Jared. "We were at a party where a couple of people put on some instruments. He was playing guitar and I just started singing.""I had a band with a local following. Jared was like my little brother when I met him," says Jason. "There was just a big jam going on. I was learning some songs for a cover band and I started strumming and he knew the song and sang it. I thought, 'Well, this guy sings pretty good!' I couldn't believe that nobody in that room had asked him to join a band yet. So we exchanged numbers and within a couple of days we started getting together and soon we had written an album's worth of material." After a few false starts, the guys reconvened roughly a year later to write some more music, penning twenty songs together with an acoustic guitar.Saving Abel tracked down producer Skidd Mills (12 Stones, ZZ Top, Saliva), who helped them craft extremely strong demos. Their manager, who was consulting for a major label, brought them to the attention of the A&R guy who signed who had signed bands like Matchbox 20 and Collective Soul. He offered Saving Abel a deal on the spot.The band arrived in the consciousness of rock fans with a thundering "boom!" Their album connected on a deep and visceral level unmatched by cookie cutter groups and the type of bands who simply followed the trends instead of following their hearts. The old cliche about having your whole career to write your debut and six months to write the followup proved true for them, as they cobbled together the basic song ideas, structures and arrangements for Miss America partly on tour. While the followup album achieved all sorts of successes for them again and has already stood the test of time as a red blooded slab of American rock, Bringing Down the Giant is the type of album that fully delivers on the promise of everything that has come before with Saving Abel. It's a definitive statement of their intentions.The band returned to the loving arms of their longtime comrade Skidd and ended up writing over 40 songs for their third album, many of them across a wide variety of genres from country to Christian and of course their patented hard-driving radio rock. "It was hard to choose which songs wouldn't make the album.""We had been on the road for a long time. They boys were all pretty tired but we were still very anxious to get in the studio and start writing this album," Jared explains. Parting ways with their former label partners gave Saving Abel some nice breathing room to make the album they wanted to make without external pressures, artificial deadlines or anyone breathing down their necks but themselves. "It was such a blessing. It relieved so much of the pressure. We had the album basically finished, all but the cover artwork, before we even signed the contract with eOne. In the past we always had to get into the studio, get the album done. I don't want to talk badly about our old label, but, at eOne, we can tell they are really excited about us and we are at the top of the list of things for them to do."Saving Abel has built a large following and a consistent catalog in their still young career with no signs of stopping or slowing down anytime soon. Their connection with their roots, their audience and their presentation is palpable and something to be admired. "I hope, God willing, we tour until we're old men," says Jason.It comes down to that personal connection with the crowd. "I don't care if I'm playing in front of 75,000 people when you can't see everyone's faces; the important thing is that there's one person out there that's enjoying the music and that moment we are in together," Jared says. "If we can get that on person's attention? Man, that does it for me! It makes me feel like everything I'm doing isn't in vain or done for no reason." That feeling is particularly strong when playing for the troops.The end goal for Saving Abel is something that dawned on Jason one day while he was driving down the road and some song on the radio instantly took him back to a cherished childhood memory. "It automatically took me back to this time and place where I had heard the song for the first time. It was one of those moments where I could almost smell the room I was in and from that, I jotted it down in my notes that music is the only true time travel that we will ever know as human beings."I just hope that there's that 16-year-old kid that can do that with one of our songs," he adds. "They can pop it in and it takes them to a happy place; music that people remember and love. When I was growing up you had your bands like Def Leppard, ZZ Top, AC/DC and Van Halen. I thank God every day that I get to do what I love for a living. You can get aggravated and get tired of any job, but I'd much rather be aggravated playing music for a living rather than working at K-Mart."With an album like Bringing Down the Giant, there's no chance that the guys in Saving Abel will be looking for retail gigs in this or any other lifetime.

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      For more than a decade pianist Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His albums set forth a vision that connects the dots between MGMT and Tortoise on one side, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau on the other. In the live setting, his performances reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy, which has led to numerous high profile appearances, ranging from Carnegie Hall to Celebrate Brooklyn, Newport Jazz to Bonnaroo. Benevento has been invited to open for The Books, Ben Folds and Rubblebucket, while headlining shows from coast to coast. The 36-year old artist took a major step forward with the release of his 2012 album, TigerFace. The ten-track collection is painted in a myriad of sonic colors, shimmering with acoustic piano, synths and analog keyboards, while the songs are seemingly conceptualized from every wisp of melody that's ever tickled his ear. In 2014, Benevento returned to the studio to record his latest work with producer Richard Swift whose resume includes The Shins, Foxygen and Tennis. Together, they focused their attention on a collection of news songs Benevento had written that expand upon his lush instrumental piano rock to include vocals. The album, entitled Swift, will be released September 16 on Royal Potato Family. As anybody who's seen Marco Benevento perform can attest, with eyes closed, smile wide across his face and fingers free-flowing across the keys, the pianist is a satellite to the muse. With a devout and growing fan-base, Benevento is an artist whose story is only beginning to unfold.

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    The thing that I hear – Tips To Help You With Leadership Skills

    A good leader should always try to remain optimistic. Even when things aren’t going as planned, a leader should be positive so that the people around you will remain positive. No matter what the problem is, a good attitude will give you, and your team, hope that the problem will be handled.

    When working to improve in the area of leadership, it is vital that you develop competency. People need to trust that you know what you are doing in order to feel confident in your leadership ability. Instill confidence in those who follow you by finding a mentor to help you become truly proficient in what you do.

    Good business leaders provide support to their employees for both personal and professional goals. Business success relies on leaders who know how to get the most out of their employees, and put them into situations where they can succeed. A good leader should always help their team.

    Your employees judge you on your decisions. They way you mete out responsibility, fire, hire and promote others will help them form opinions of you. Being biased towards one person can breed resentment and disrupt work flow. Become a good decision maker. Effective leadership means skill at making decisions. It is also important for you to take risks. If you are not able to decide on things quickly, try using your intuition and charisma so that others will follow you. Once a decision has been made, avoid second guessing it. Some decisions will fail, so learn from them. Don’t let good talent go to waste. If someone is earning huge profits for your company, be sure to promote them, give them a raise, or, if you aren’t in a position to do those things, recommend the person to someone who is. If you fail to do this, you might find that the employee has left for your competitor.

    Don’t shift the blame for mistakes to others. Subordinates, outside contractors, and plenty of other people within the organization can cause a business transaction to go wrong. If you try to shift the blame, you will lose the confidence of your customers and they won’t patronize your business any longer.

    It’s time to put what you’ve learned concerning leadership to good use. Be sure you show confidence, so that others can feel confident about your leadership abilities. Use what this article has taught you and in the end you’ll be a leader that is respected. You can get the help of others to be successful, if you can lead.

    Establish clear communication channels. Your team should always be fully informed of every aspect of the project, including any deadlines that need to be met. Having good communication with your team will help establish your credibility as a leader and gaining their support. Your team should also feel free to contact you with questions or constructive feedback. All leaders that are good need to focus on days to come. You need this foresight so that you can make smart decisions now for the future. Of course, you’re not always going to be right about the future, but over time you’ll get better at predicting things. Constantly reevaluate your goals and know where you are headed next.

    When you’re a business leader, you should try to treat your team or staff in the way that you’d like to be treated. Looking down on people isn’t right and doesn’t promote a good work atmosphere. If you treat you show your staff respect, they will return the favor which can make your life much easier. One principle of successful leadership is to consider all points of view. You need to examine situations from the perspective of others. Even though you might not agree with another’s point of views, show respect and attentively listen as this perspective is shared with you. Never be close-minded to new information or new ideas.

    Try being transparent when issues come up as often as you can. Great leaders used to cover up problems; that isn’t the case anymore. What’s the reason? It’s because people can easily communicate nowadays. The situation will be exposed no matter how much you try to hide it. A good leader is in control at all times. This is the path of true leadership.

    If you are in a leadership role, make it a point to avoid using harsh, or discouraging comments with your team members. Instead of using negative reinforcement, try starting the conversation with a positive comment, then gently easing into your problem or concern. This helps them to let their guard down, and remember that you are on their side. Good leaders know how to nurture growth in other people. Take the time to support other people. You can do this by learning their strengths, work styles, and passions. Try encouraging them to seek new possibilities and challenges. Remember that every person has the ability to expand the potential of the company.

    Spend more time in the office than out of it. It may be exciting to travel everywhere that you can, but suitcase leadership doesn’t really inspire the teams back at the main office. If you find yourself traveling more than half the time, then you can be sure your employees aren’t seeing you as their leader. They need to see you there.

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    Specifically what ! – Solid Tips For Finding A Credit Card With Miles

    A secured credit card is one good option if your credit is not good. It does cost several hundred dollars to get the card, but it is easy to do. Good management of the secured card will quickly raise your credit score. Do not hesitate to ask your card provider to lift your credit limit. The majority of issuers are happy to raise credit limits, provided the consumer has a solid track record of responsible behavior. Larger credit limits allow greater financial flexibility and spending power.

    Always ensure you are thoroughly looking over your monthly statements. Make sure you try and do this as often as possible. If you put this task off for weeks, you might not recall each and every transaction. If you wait, you may also forfeit your chance to resolve any problems that arise.

    When making purchases with your credit cards you should stick to buying items that you need instead of buying those that you want. Buying luxury items with credit cards is one of the easiest ways to get into debt. If it is something that you can live without you should avoid charging it.

    Ensure that your children understand the responsibility of credit before you permit them to have a credit card. The choice may be difficult, but caution now will result in responsible spending later and could help avoid credit disaster.

    If you do lose your credit card, then make it your top priority to call your credit card company as soon as possible. When you do this you save yourself by making your card invalid so no one can use it. Then, the company will send you a new card with a new number. Unless you are on the way to make a large purchase there is no reason that you should carry your credit card around with you at all times. That will only lead to a higher risk that someone will steal your card or a risk that you will spend money that you do not have.

    Many people have credit cards, however very few use them correctly. Debt is unavoidable at times, but credit card debt can quickly bury people who do not keep keep a close eye on them. Being confronted with bills you cannot afford is a bad plan. Try to keep any balances paid down every month. Your credit score will be improved by paying the balance in full each month. You can really damage your credit score if you use a credit card to make purchases for more than what you can pay for with cash. This can make it difficult for you to get an apartment, buy a car or get insurance. Sometimes it can affect you chances of becoming employed. Don’t try to apply for a lot of credit cards. Keeping a large number of cards on hand serves to complicate your financial life. Also, having unsecured credit at your finger tips may make it easier for you to overspend and accumulate a lot of unwanted debt.

    Don’t try to apply for a lot of credit cards. This can lead to your finances becoming much more difficult to manage. Also, you greatly increase the chances of getting yourself into debt.

    Don’t pay for small purchases with credit cards, even if it’s tempting to do so. Stores often have a minimum purchase amount for credit, meaning you may find yourself looking for extra items to add to your purchase that you did not intend to buy. Purchasing $10 or more is recommended, if you’re going to buy something with a credit card. It is an excellent idea to open one credit card account that you do not use. Tuck this credit card away for emergency expenses. Exercise discipline in this matter. Your emergency credit card should only be used in real “last resort” situations. If you ever have to use it, pay it off as quickly as possible after the emergency has passed.

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    Skin Care that Let Your Radiance Shine Through

    Be sure to apply lip balm to your lips before you go outdoors, in order to protect the delicate lip skin from the sun. These balms also do double duty by moisturizing your lips while they protect them. Proper skin protection is necessary even on overcast days. Be sure to put on a broad spectrum sunscreen with UVB ray protection half an hour before you go out. Depending on where you live, choose the highest SPF you possibly can for the most protection. Not only can this prevent against sunburns, but it also prevents your skin from aging. One way to keep your skin healthy is not exposing it to tanning beds. Tanning salons marketed these melanoma boxes as “safe and easy,” but tanning beds cause cancer all the same. All these machines are exposing your skin to harmful rays. Tanning beds cause premature aging and can increase the risk of developing skin cancer. If absolutely necessary, eradicate whiteheads by carefully exposing the surface with a sterilized razor blade. To drain the pus out of the pimple, utilize a come-dome extractor. This method will help to relieve the pressure of the pimple and help the area to heal quickly. Keep your very young baby out of direct sunlight. Later, use a sunscreen for babies when shade isn’t available. If the baby does get a sunburn, apply a damp cloth to lessen the pain, and talk to your doctor. If you want beautiful skin, alpha-hydroxy treatments may be just the thing for you. Alpha-hydroxy acids are present in several milks, wines, and fruits. Alpha-hydroxy acids help skin shed quicker by breaking down protein bonds which hold the dead skin to new cells. When the protein bonds disintegrate, the dead skin cells can be removed through gentle cleaning to reveal healthy new skin. After reading the advice in the above article, you should now be in a great position to give the proper care to your skin. After all, the health of your skin reflects your overall level of health; make skin care a priority every day. Cleansing your hands can make them dry. Always apply lotion to your hands to keep them from drying out. Your hands will look supple and smooth. Keep hand creme with you in the travel size version at all times, especially when shopping. When your baby is a newborn, keep him or her out of the sun. When they get older, be sure you put sunscreen on them. If your baby does get sunburned call your pediatrician for instructions on how to treat it. One home remedy is to apply cool cloths to the affected area, to help alleviate the pain. Don’t let the signs of aging creep up on you. The early you begin using anti-aging products the more effective they will be in the long run. Even 20 year old can reap the benefits of anti-aging products. Retinoids are the most effective choice out of the available over the counter anti-aging products.

    Sunscreen should be applied regularly to help protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. A powder sunscreen is an easy way to touch up your lotion during the day. This type of sunscreen comes in a portable compact that can be carried with you at all times.

    Olive oil is not a new skin care remedy. The use of olive oil for the skin dates back to Cleopatra. In addition to being a good beauty product, olive is a tasty and health food. It improves your complexion, skin elasticity, and nails. Hair also benefits from olive oil since it adds shine and conditioning.

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    My own Perception – Solid Beauty Advice On How To Look Good In The Morning

    Slather a generous amount of Vaseline on your feet, then cover them with thick socks. Allow the Vaseline and socks to remain on your feet overnight. In the morning you’ll wake up with softer feet.

    Before bed, apply one base coat, then two coats of a color you like, and finally one top coat to your nails. Do not be concerned about any polish that gets onto your skin. Showering in the morning can eliminate nail polish that got onto your skin. This is an easy do-it-yourself manicure and pedicure tip. Air drying your hair as much as you can is the best way to avoid heat damage. Using heat from a hair dryer, straightening iron and curing iron can wreak havoc on your scalp and hair. If you have to dry it, try to use the dryer on the lowest heat setting. Your hair will retain a softer, silkier look for much longer. You can save polish that has become dried and sticky by adding nail polish remover to the bottle. After only adding a tiny bit, seal up the top and shake thoroughly. This will give you a couple more applications of the nail polish.

    For a convenient container to carry some of your favorite moisturizer fill a small jar or an empty lip gloss container. You can place this portable container in your car, at your desk drawer, purse or even in your travel bag. When your skin starts drying up, apply a drop of moisturizer. The preceding beauty tips should give you a few good ideas for your own use. Although it may be a lot of information to absorb, it should have provided you with some general ideas on how to start developing your own effective beauty regimen. If you need more information, you can refer to these tips again.

    If you are about to cry, move your head so the tears will fall from the inner corner of your eyes. This will prevent your mascara from running. This will prevent your tears from coming into contact with your makeup. Using dark, waterproof mascara is a great way to draw attention to your eyes. Concentrate on the edges of your eyes by using mascara wands to open up masses of makeup that have clumped together.

    Men and women alike should follow this one simple beauty rule. Care for your eyebrows and make sure you have two. If your eyebrows seem to connect in the middle or if they are too thick, you should trim them to enhance your appearance.

    Eating well can help someone to keep a beautiful look to their skin. A person who gets proper nourishment provides his or her body with all the necessary nutrients, and that person will almost always feel great. By doing this, you are going to look and feel better. As was discussed in this article, there are a lot of ways and products you can use to make yourself seem and feel more beautiful. Use these tips to improve your appearance and put your best foot forward. The first thing people see is your outside, and if you take care of that, they will be interested in what’s inside. You have the power to be beautiful every day. Consuming curry leaf is believed to be a remedy for grey hair. The leaf chutney is a natural way to make the pigment forming cells that give your hair color. You only need one teaspoon.

    A proper beauty regimen can appear to be time consuming and complex, but if you understand what you should be doing, it can be fun. If you’re unsure of what you should be doing, you can hurt your look more than you help it. Never fear, the tips provided below will be able to help you elude this. Project confidence. The best move you can make toward finding your personal beauty is being confident. When people look at you, they can instantly tell whether or not you are confident.

    Zinc is a mineral that is found throughout the body. It helps your body heal from any injuries and also fights against free radicals, which are pollutants found in the environment. By eating foods such as sesame seed butter, toasted wheat germ and rich dark natural chocolate, you can increase your zinc intake naturally.

    Before you put fake eyelashes on, you should make sure you aren’t allergic. You can test the glue from the fake eyelashes on the skin of your arm to check for an allergic reaction. Cover the area after testing to ensure an uncontaminated sample.

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      If your kids are using an online video games system you can change the settings to protect them. This will help you filter some of what your child sees, to ensure that they are only exposed to appropriate information. You may also choose to limit the amount of contact your child can have with other online gamers. Consider getting in on the video game action with your kids. This is a great way to spend quality time interacting with your children. It can also allow you to ensure that your kids arent playing inappropriate games. The ESRB rates games. An EC rating means the game is approved for early childhood, from ages three and up. E ratings mean kids should be at least six to play. A rating of E+10 is for people older than 10 years old. A T-rating means Teens 13 or older can play it. An M rating means Mature and is for ages 17 and up. AO means its for adults and the last rating, RP, is rating pending. Although modern games have lots of exciting features, they have also become more complicated to set up. Get familiar with component cables, HD capability and AV cables. Researching this beforehand can save a lot of time and stress.

      Isolate a room in the house for your child to play games. Sometimes, it can get very loud while your children are playing, as you may want to have peace and quiet on the first floor of your home. Make the area comfortable with a fridge, nearby bathroom, comfortable seating and large TV.

      Look online on auction sites for new games. Try to bid on an auction site to buy video games at a discounted price. Simply search the Internet for the best deals on video games. Then, keep bidding until its yours! For your comfort, you should consider turning a room in your home into a game room. Video games can get pretty loud (especially the way young players like to play them!) and isolating them in a room of their own can keep the rest of your home quiet. Take the time to clear out a special place for video interaction. Every thirty minutes to an hour, you should take a break from playing your game. Playing for long hours could damage your eyes and keep you from getting the sleep you need. A timer can reduce pain and allow you to break at an opportune time.

      Video games are chaotic and fun. Down below is a great article that offers some excellent video gaming tips along with some helpful tricks that you most likely werent aware of! Keep reading!

      Be sure to set limits on your kids video gaming. A child really shouldnt play over 2 hours each day because playing more can strain their eyes and cause them to become addicted, which means their grades and social skills could drop.

      Parents must always verify the ratings on games. Sometimes the covers of games can be deceptive. They may look like they are for young children when they really are not. Look at the rating and why it got that rating. Youre going to want to disable any chat features available if you have young children. There isnt any kind of reason for a young child to be able to chat this way when playing games. If games do not permit chat Themmbrothers functions to be disabled, they should not be purchased at all. Before you buy it, search the Internet or speak to a sales clerk to make certain. You can use video games to entertain yourself, educate yourself, or just to pass the time. There really are some amazing benefits to gaming. You should now have a good idea how to reap the rewards and be able to do better. In order to understand and guide your childs use of video games, you must be involved. Test the games for yourself. Watch your kids play them and even join in the fun. Playing video games together opens the door to great conversations and bonding. The best way to learn just about anything is by trying it yourself.

      Purchase used video games. New video games are often quite pricey, with popular titles starting out around fifty dollars or more. If you buy one of those and find out that you do not like it, you will feel bad about it. By buying used, you can get 25-50% off a game youre interested in. Dont allow kids to play any game unless youve checked its rating first. There are some games that contain violence and other adult themes; these are intended for those who are 18 and up. It is unwise to allow young kids to play this type of game. It can give them nightmares and bad ideas on how to behave. If you choose to sell video games online, it is best that you describe the game as accurately as possible. Be sure to include what shape the game is in, how well it plays and what the manufacturer has to say about it. Potential buyers will want to know exactly what it is that they are purchasing. The more in depth and accurate your description is, the more apt your game is to sell. It is important to understand how video games are rated. Not all video games are appropriate for all ages. From EC (three-years old and up) to A or AO (only adults can play), the ratings vary on each game. Make sure you are purchasing games that are appropriate for the users age.

      You can go to bed when youre dead! This common myth is believed by gamers and is also propagated by online websites which claim to provide good gaming tips . Dont think you can skimp on sleep with no bad effects, though. If you want to be at the top of your game, you need to get at least 8 hours of sleep so your brain can work at its full potential.