Designer Styles

Living Room, Sofa, Couch

Lying on a comfy and spacious sofa, with your back leaning against a cushioned armrest. Legs stretched out, unbend. As you lazily yawn, all contented, after you are done with your day. Isn’t it the perfect way you wish to use your sofa set?

The modern market has evolved a lot of designs that not only offer comfort but charm the aesthetics of their living room in unique ways. There are numerous options for styles of sofas in the current market, but the majority of individuals are uninformed.

So, let’s dive into the world of couches and discover out.

This is a lavish sofa design, which was popularised by the Duke of Chesterfield around the early eighteenth century. Since that time, it is adorning palaces and imperial abodes.

Since, in this couch, the armrests and the backrests are of the exact same height so, this sofa is easily seen by the distinctive design.

Notice: The armrests can be rolled-type or straight.

The fabric is in the deep buttoned tufted pattern. The cushion seats are large enough to provide extra comfort.

Multi-Utility Sofa cum Beds

As the name suggests, it’s a multi-utility furniture that may be used both as a couch and a bed. It is available in both wooden in addition to upholstery fabric choices.

A small sleeping compartment can be drawn out from the cushion box. In various other types, the couch can be unfolded to turn it into a sleeping bed.

Fold-able Sleeping Futons

The word’Futon’ was traditionally used in Japan for a fold-able mattress, which could be used for seats after folding.

From the west, the term is currently used for a folding bed. Futons are easy sofa designs which may be unfolded to create a bed. So, this makes it a specific kind of sofa-bed.

These are upholstered sofa options with tuft-patterned upholstery.

Sleek and Chic Chaise Lounges

This couch gives a contemporary regal look and is a perfect fit for the contemporary interiors. A chaise can also be used in bedrooms. It may or may not have a back and armrest-or it may have a single arm and a half backrest.

This is an upholstered sofa, which can be available in deep buttoned and tufted pattern.

Sectional Sofas: Organize your Imagination

These couches have multiple split segments, which can be arranged in various positions, based on personal needs. These can be arranged to provide a U-shape or L-shape to the couch.

A few of the sections may not have a back or armrests-such sections are known as Ottoman sections. These sort of sofas are generally available only in fabric choices.

L-Shaped Corner Sofas for Extra Comfort

As the name suggests, these couches are L shaped and may be placed in the corner. This couch design has two or three extended seats. The extensions can be either to the right or left.

The protracted side can be used for sitting comfortably. The ottoman sections may be used as foot-rest.

This sofa is very beneficial for living rooms with compact or tiny areas.

Give an Oriental Look with Divans

The last sort of couch in our listing is Divans. It’s a sofa with no back or armrest. These sofas are distance savvy and can be used for sleeping too.

These furniture units impart an oriental look to the room decor. Some variants in the market are designed in cultural styles.

What’s the Connection?

Strawberries, Chocolate, White Chocolate

There are hundreds of organic compounds in chocolate, and they affect our brains, as they exude neurotransmitters. These can affect our feelings and make us feel happy. The raw, unprocessed beans from the cacao tree are one of a number of so-called’superfoods’, so that they belong to the same class as the humble broccoli florets that many children hate.

Cacao beans contain potent antioxidants than may be found in green tea or red wine. Antioxidants are, quite simply, chemicals, either man-made, or in this case, natural, which work to prevent, or delay oxidization and so they help combat the aging process and free radicals in the body, which may lead to cancer.

Researchers believe that the antioxidants found in cacao beans can help lower the risks of a stroke, lower blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as preventing, or at least delaying prostate cancer.

Dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate is better for our health because it contains more of the cocoa bean than white chocolate. Researchers believe that the flavanols present in dark chocolate excite the endothelium (the arteries lining), thus producing nitric oxide (NO3). This, in turn, transmits messages into the arteries, instructing them to relax, so reducing blood pressure.

A hundred gram bar of dark chocolate containing 70-85percent of cocoa has various minerals inside, including selenium which is an established mood enhancer. It’s 98% of the recommended daily dose of manganese, 67% of the recommended dose of iron, 58% of the recommended dose of magnesium, 89 percent of the recommended dose of copper and a huge 98% of manganese. It also has zinc, phosphorus, and potassium it. In other words, dark chocolate is good for us!

Caffeine and theobromine are also available in dark chocolate, but the small amounts of these stimulants are extremely unlikely to keep you awake at night!

What is the link between chocolate and happiness? Well, if you haven’t ever experienced the gratifying feeling you get when you eat chocolate, perhaps you should try eating a small number of dark chocolate. The smooth texture and delightful taste, coupled with the feeling of well-being you get will probably make you a complete chocolate fan!

To make you feel better when you’re depressed, there is nothing better than chocolate!

Renovate Your Old Bathroom

Bathroom, Window, Space, Tub, Bathroom

TIPS FOR SELECTING AN EXPERIENCED AND RELIABLE BATHROOM REMODELING CONTRACTOR-

Half of the work is completed after you locate a trusted and trusted remodeling contractor. The process of remodeling the bathroom is quite complicated and challenging. You can follow the offered tips to make an effective decision.

FIRST MAKE YOUR MIND REGARDING DESIGNS-

It’s essential to do research on your part instead of depending solemnly on the designs that the contractor shows you. Visit nearby showrooms selling bathtub supplies, checkout various showers, taps, tubs, its design online and set your mind regarding what sort of technology you would like to get installed on your bathroom. After getting an overall idea, contact your contractor for getting an estimate of the cost.

DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE FINALISING THE CONTRACTOR-

Taking opinions from peers or neighbors does no harm, in actuality, you can take notes from their experiences and take precautions beforehand. Read the reviews online and you may contact the current clients of the contractor and ask about their experience, quality of the services and work done by the contractor. These tips will help you in choosing a trustworthy contractor who will meet all your expectations. The fee for builders varies according to the work, place, time, etc, so keeping in mind these factors, select a qualified individual for your renovation project.

Remodeling the bathroom is a challenging task because of the many hidden costs and difficulty pops-up which you might never expect. So, it’s necessary to set the budget beforehand that will cover the expense of such unexpected conditions. Choose the accessories according to your budget, because the contractor fees, delivery charges, plumber or electrician fee is also involved in remodeling the bathroom. Don’t expect all your expenses will get insured in the contract, there are few hidden expenses for which you have to pay individually from your pocket.

DO NOT FORGET TO ASK FOR INSURANCE OR BONDING-

This aspect is often overlooked, but it is important to be on the safe side. A legitimate bathroom remodeling contractor will never hesitate to share such information with their customers. The proof can help you to check the trustworthiness of the contracting firm. Another important thing to keep in mind is to verify the validity of the permit of the contracting company. Check they have certificates from authorized government institutions, like the National Kitchen and Bath Association, etc.. For this purpose, you might employ the services of these agencies. Remodeling of the bathroom is an expensive work, make certain that you have it done by qualified and experienced workers.

GET IT IN WRITING FROM THE CONTRACTOR-

Prior to making the final deal, inspect the contract to make sure it is legal and clearly defines the project strategy, complete budget, a change-order plan (if any issue arises during the working period), guarantee period, etc.. Finding all these items in writing will serve as a proof in the future if any conflict arises between the customer and contractor.

Need a Special Someone?

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For many people being in a relationship gives them a sense of identity, purpose and belonging. They feel that having that special someone, no matter how much of a compromise is required, allows them to comfortably fit in their social group, particularly if everyone in their circle is partnered. Being single can feel alone, lonely and an outsider.

  • Letting the strain to be partnered build up can divert you into making bad decisions, feel impelled to hook-up with someone from a sense of necessity. That may be okay in the short term as a temporary stopgap, offering companionship for a moment, but it is important to recognise that for what it is.

So often people feel bereft when a relationship ends. Even the ending of a bad relationship can feel like a failure, creating fear, apprehension, anxiety. There might be concerns about the future; will I meet someone else, how long will I be on my own, if I have tried harder or stayed with the connection I had?

  • But there’s nowhere more lonely than a loveless marriage, where one person stays due to financial reasons, a fear of being alone or of upsetting the kids or loved ones. The tension, inherent bitterness, hostility or constant bickering can result in a very miserable family. There’s nothing’special’ about a connection that’s missing love or mutual esteem.

After we’re desperate to get a special someone it may cause more problems than it resolves. Defining ourselves and others through our connection status can miss the actual point of having someone important with whom to share our life. That person should add value, not provide the only real reason for our existence.

  • Some people might even enter our lives in a purely temporary capacity. As such, they may provide the impetus for us to move on from a bad situation, enthuse us to review our own lives, change career, upgrade our image, introduce us to new exciting hobbies and interests. But once that’s on track they may well then fade out of our orbit.

Other folks may be fair-weather friends or lovers, great when everything’s going well but not much good during stormy times. They can’t or don’t need to deal with any of our mess, complications or difficulties. Conversely there are those people who love nothing more than to trainer, problem-solve and fix us, the foul-weather friends and fans who enjoy deep and meaningful sessions but don’t much care to party or socialise.

Having a relationship with either may work well for a time, but is unlikely to be a long-term solution to your relationship status. But equally, not all special relationships have to be permanent.

  • An important step would be to ask yourself what you want from a relationship; do you really need a special someone, does your life literally revolve around having a significant other in your life, does your relationship status specify who you are? What does that look like to you? It’s important to understand if you’re ready to wait for the right person to come along, no matter how long that may take.

Some people could be focussed on getting married or living permanently together, for others that are too intrusive. Some might want a constant partner where they do everything together, discuss everything, share every aspect of their lives, but others prefer to keep some independence and separateness, enjoying specific times together, like holidays or weekends, but living their own lives in other times.

  • To locate our special someone it’s good to first start working on your own. Ask yourself who’s the most important individual in your life. Even if you still have young kids it is best if the solution is you. When you feel good about yourself, healthy, joyful and in peace, everyone in your life benefits.

Then you find that your quality of life improves and you realise that you’d rather be alone that with somebody who’s not right for you, who’s unsupportive or brings unwanted energy to your dwelling. Being on your own is better than good enough or fine, once you’re comfortable in your own company.

  • When you learn how to love yourself you find ways to communicate your thoughts and feelings to others and have the ability to define appropriate boundaries of acceptable and unacceptable treatment and behaviour. Your desperate need to have a special someone abates and you are ready to be more selective and discerning, able to find someone who suits you and adds value to your life.

Sure, some things that bother others may be OK by you; that is good for you to know and can help you to become clearer about what you need from a partner.

It’s liberating to realise that a particular someone is only special because they’re right for you. The relationship then becomes a wonderful outcome and addition, as opposed to a requirement in your life.

Volleyball

Volleyball, Women'S, Sports, Competition

To some, volleyball is just a sport, while others it is an art form. Understanding volleyball allows people to develop critical thinking skills, organizational abilities, and self-awareness skills. Bystanders may discover the game fun and fast paced, but they rarely understand all the effort that goes into playing with it. Playing involves learning the moves and habits of your teammates in addition to gaining a sense of awareness. By practicing, someone can develop awareness and critical thinking skills which are important in the game and life.

Skills to be Successful

For a setter, volleyball is like a game of chess. It is all about reading the other players and keeping track of his or her own team. A setter has to be more aware than the other players on the court because he or she controls the speed of the entire game. To perform this position successfully, a setter has to be smart and witty. He or She must be able to think faster than the pace of this game. On top of that, a setter has to be able to express their thoughts to teammates and to listen to teammates. Communication, like in anything else, is an integral factor of success in volleyball. If one player can’t reach the ball, his or her teammates need to know, so they could get to the ball. Players talk to each other during a play to help make decisions regarding if the ball is in or out of bounds, and players will normally give guidance on what play to run. Sometimes players will voice encouragements if another teammate isn’t playing their best. Another example of communicating in volleyball is the way a setter and hitter communicate effectively to set the ball along the net where it won’t be blocked.

• Read his or her opponent’s behavior and make tiny adjustments.
• Communicate thoughts and aims to teammates.
• Move swiftly and think rapidly.
• Plan moves steps ahead.
• Make calculated movements that do not indicate plays to defenders.
Real Life Application

Communication, strategy, and critical thinking are skills that teachers work hard to teach effectively. College focuses on testing a student’s ability to carry out critical thinking activities. Some professors do not understand how pupils are coming to school with such limited practice in this field. While students have practiced critical thinking in a classroom environment, many students have never been exposed to critical thinking in a realistic setting. Sports are a sensible outlet that could give students an opportunity to start developing these very important skills.

When someone can develop practicing these skills in a situation he or she enjoys, that person learns faster and gives motivation to solve complex problems in life. Passion to learn infused within these crucial skills, one can gain experience in a fun, involving way.

By actively participating in sports, individuals practice at problem solving and forming strategy targets, skills which gain importance with age. Particular roles in certain sports, such as a setter position in volleyball, may offer more in-depth practice of these skills than other sports. Besides learning physical skills, athletes build mental skills that are relevant to life through the sports they play.

Soul of America

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If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain
~Abraham Lincoln~

Not too long ago, I reviewed John Meachum’s book, The Soul of America. I noted that the spirit of which he speaks is a patchwork of all those who occupy America and as this is a messy concept to describe and make sense of. Our collective soul is a cloth woven from our individual souls. But what does this mean?

Each of us has a stake in the significance and makeup of our country. I would dare say the vast majority of us agree that we would like to have the basics to build a satisfying life for ourselves. We would also like to have adequate housing, enough food to eat, very good health and the chance for our children to make their own way in the world.

Some of us are born with a head start. Support from our parents and relatives, family financial resources and a neighborhood where we can feel secure give us confidence that we are able to meet and set goals for our lives. They might have arrived as refugees from oppressive countries by the skin of their teeth. They might not understand or speak English. They may have valuable skills but not appropriate credentials by which their abilities can be recognized or recorded.

Some of us had a relatively peaceful upbringing and entered maturity confident of our ability to make our own way in the world. Others of us have been marginalized and made to feel inferior in comparison with our fellow citizens. We don’t all emerge from our childhood and adolescence with the same perspective on the world, our country or ourselves. All of the things I have said go into the makeup of our unique souls.

In my opinion, your soul contains one’s past experiences and how they’ve influenced your sense of who you are, your feeling of self-worth and outlook on the prospects for a fulfilling life. Besides ideas about yourself you also carry feelings which result from these experiences. You might emerge from your upbringing as happy, optimistic and self confident. With various experiences, you could emerge as unhappy, pessimistic and unsure of yourself.

The spirit of America is a mixture of all of our individual souls. With our different backgrounds and experiences, it can be very difficult for us to understand and support each other. That is the challenge we face. It might be difficult but that does not make it impossible. Just try to remember that not everyone has had the same experiences you have and may view their life very differently from how you see yours.

Action Steps

• Take the time to understand what lies within your soul.
• What do you like about what you find and what would you change?
• When meeting strangers, try to understand what lies in their souls.

• Try to understand your differences.

Teach Your Kids

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Recently I was interviewed about bullying in our public schools, and the television interviewer asked me how writing a book on leadership for adolescents qualified me to talk on bullying. I told her that that was actually quite simple because once kids learn how to become great leaders, they no longer have any interest in trying to make themselves feel better through making other kids feel worse. Quality People don’t bully. Period!

In the wake of our recent national tragedies of Orlando, San Bernardino, Sandy Hook and countless other cases of cruelty and violence that our kids are facing now, which is causing them to wonder if our great big world is a friendly one or a cruel one, I’d say that teaching our children skills in leading is more important than ever, would not you?

Leaders lift up others. Great leaders don’t tear down others. Good leaders do not attack others physically or verbally. Cruelty and bullying are just not in the DNA of a fantastic leader.

This world would be a much better place if we all taught our children how to be good leaders. We CAN teach our children how to be these kind of people. But, that teaching part begins and ends with everyone among us as parents. If we all took the time and effort to teach our own kids how to be good leaders, this world would change drastically, and it would be a lot less violent and cruel. Heck, if just half of us took the time and effort to teach our children how to be high-quality people, the world would change drastically and be a lot less violent and cruel.

Always remember how important it is to educate your kids leadership abilities because that kind of leaders does not tear others down. And once again parents, thanks in advance for everything you do, and all that you will do…

Even on Some Weird Wagers

Dice, Gaming, Play, Luck, Chance, Gamble

It is commonly known that Vegas is the place where one can legally bet on just about anything, given the books offer the proposal bet(s). Gamblers love to put their money on weird wagers, particularly around Super Bowl time. Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the ban on sports betting, we just may see more uncanny bets being offered in countries that bid for sports publications. Weird wagers are not unique to Vegas. The U.K also gets in on the action.

Here’s a collection of some of the most bizarre, weirdest, wackiest wagers ever made:

1979: The late Jackie Gaughn, owner of the El Cortez hotel in downtown Vegas, posted odds when the faltering U.S. satellite Skylab, was going to crash into earth. The odds were put upon where it would crash: 5/1 for one of the five oceans, 12/1 to the Soviet Union, 100/1 on California soil, 2,000/1 to get a hit in tiny Rhode Island, and even 10,000/1 that it would crash into the El Cortez! Turns out it landed in Australia in 30/1.
1980: From the popular TV series Dallas: “Who shot JR?” Wagers were shot at the Castaways Hotel with chances on every cast member prior to the season ending cliff hanger episode, but the Gambling Control Board ordered a halt to all betting because someone had to have a script which knew the answer.
1981: Amidst the ongoing controversy over the murder of President John F. Kennedy, the tomb of alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was going to be exhumed to confirm identity. The sports book in the Union Plaza was quick to jump on the proposal bandwagon on whose body would be in the coffin. Because of concerns about the merit of such a wager, the gambling commission put a lid on it.
In the united kingdom, it was 500/1 that the FBI will confirm that Elvis is still alive and yet another 500/1 which Michael and LaToya Jackson are one in the same.
UK bookmakers also offered 1,000/1 that Tiger Woods would become President of the US and 5,000/1 which Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky would wed.
A London resident called Matthew Drumbell placed a 1,000,000/1 wager that the world would end before the year 2000. Of course, who would be left to pay him if he lived?
During Super Bowl week in Vegas $ millions are tossed across the betting terminals to bet on one’s favorite team, and some bizarre bets as well.
· Will singer Kelly Clarkston omit or mess up one or more words in the National Anthem? How long will it take her to sing it? Will her bare stomach be revealing when she sings it?

· If Quarterback Tom Brady’s son is shown on TV during the game, will he be wearing a Tom Brady Jersey?

· How many times will Patriots owner Robert Kraft be shown on TV during the game?

· What are the first touchdown celebration? A ball spike, a dancing, lay on the ground, a goalpost dip, a Tim Tebow kneel, or kiss a cheerleader?

· What color Gatorade will be dumped on the winning team’s head coach? Yellow, orange, clear, red, green, blue? (Yellow was favorite.)

· Who will the Super Bowl MVP thank in his post-game interview? Teammates, God, Owner, Coach, Family, No one? (Teammates were the favored.)

So, there you have it. I wonder what weird wagers await us for next Super Bowl? I guess we’ll only have to wait to find out.

Positive Physical and Psychological Effects

Massage, Healing, Woman, Treatment

Any massage, be it sports therapy or an ayurvedic spa, effects four methods of a body. Namely,

The skilled movement of the hands of a masseuse creates the initial effect, i.e., physical which in turn triggers the other three. With each stroke, rub, squeeze or compression of the skin the muscles lying below have neurological, psychological or functional change.
The response of the human body to a massage therapy depends on the type of movement, i.e., the technique and the time for which it’s done. The thickness, rate, frequency and the part of the body that is massaged factor in determining the extent of the benefits, too. First, let us take a look at the physical reactions to a massage.

What are the physical advantages of a body massage therapy?

The muscles in a body have a lot of flexibility. They can contract and extend to a substantial degree. It is the connecting tissue that lies around them that restricts the movement. 1 way to increase the extensibility of connective tissue is through massages. Continuous kneading or wringing can loosen (and stretch) the cells that are found near muscles. Additionally, rigorous moves increase blood flow to the area and heat it that makes the tissue pliable.

When performed regularly, massage can cause:

Lengthening of muscle fibres
Changes in connective tissue
Improve flexibility
These physiological changes in the body lead to the following benefits:
The range of movement in the joints of a body increase because the muscles are relaxed.
Swelling which has happened due to leaking of blood or other fluids from vessels and capillaries can be reduced. The massage stimulates the circulation of lymph plus increases the warmth of the soft tissue that leads to the reabsorption of the leaked fluid and hence decreases in swelling. The movement stimulates the receptors present on nerve ending that may then either result in muscle relaxation or tightening. The result is reflexive meaning it occurs automatically in the muscles because of the massage.
What are the emotional reactions of a massage?
Before diving into the emotional advantages of massage, 1 thing should be made clear. The biological or physiological outcomes are deeply associated with the emotional effects of treatment. When the muscles relax, a more peaceful state of the mind is automatically achieved. The vice versa also applies.

Some of the psychological compensations that can be achieved through massage are:

Pain relief: A massage reduces muscle tension which decreases the pressure on nerve ending which leads to lowered pain. As some of the pain diminishes, the perception of it is also altered which further reduces it. Therefore, sports therapy is continuously utilized to handle injuries in athletes and accelerate rehabilitation.
Stress: Physical relaxation of the body and relief from pain consequently leach away the anxiety a body retains.
What are the biological outcomes of spa therapy?
The effects of a Thai massage are not limited to the brain and the physical body. The biological functions within also see positive outcomes. When massages are done with stress and in-depth, they compress and release blood vessels that increases blood flow. Even the lymph flow to the heart can be heightened by providing prolonged massages to certain areas of the body. Two techniques by which lymph can be stimulated to flow to body extremities are kneading and deep stroking.

When lymph flow increases, the body’s capacity to remove waste products in the lymphatic system also develops. The circulation of lymph and blood is achieved by stimulating the nerves. This results in dilation of blood vessels which leads to more blood circulation, higher fever, increase in elasticity of muscles, better delivery of nutrients and oxygen.

The last benefit of massage is neurological. By certain motions, a massage therapist can induce reflex actions in the body. These actions have a sedative effect. 1 such movement is rubbing a painful place. The movement sparked the nerve endings in the location which send the signal to stop the sensation of pain. This happens by blocking the transmission of signals to the spinal cord. Essentially, a massage reduces pain in the body by affecting the nervous system.

The gist is that massage of varied kinds can be utilized to decrease pain, take away anxiety, stimulate blood and oxygen flow. It may also be employed to reduce swelling and increase the range of motion. An superb body therapy can either take you to a relaxed state or make it more active. What the consequence of a massage should be depends upon the physical and psychological needs of the person.

A massage should be a nice experience that leads to positive results, delivers this promise. We are one of the few areas in the nation that are certified to provide traditional Ayurvedic treatment and body Thai massage. Every soft tissue treatment we render is done by taking into considerations the needs and demands of the client. Even before the massage begins, we ensure that a mentally relaxed state is achieved.

Meal Prep Ideas

Casserole Dish, Vegetable, Tomato

If you’re like many people, you groan at the notion of doing meal prep. While you know it is something you need to do, it doesn’t mean you enjoy it! Meal prep takes time, but if you look at preparing say that your veggies only once for the entire week, then you’ll find it much easier to eat healthy home-cooked meals daily. Some foods, some veggies are easy to prepare beforehand and save well. There are steps you can take with your meal planning to make the job easier and then you will find you spend less time doing the meal prep and more time enjoying your meals!

Let us examine a few meal-prep thoughts…

  1. One Recipe, Many Variations. Perhaps the most crucial time-consuming task with meal prep is trying to figure out what to cook in the first place. You must hunt down recipes, figure out what is going to work with your weight loss diet and purchase all the groceries required. Time-consuming stuff!

Instead, look at locating a single recipe offering several variations. As an example, you might make a vegetable stir-fry. You can just alter the vegetables you put in the skillet, swap out the chicken for beef as desired, and even alter the sauce a little. It is the identical meal overall, but with little changes that should be enough to keep you interested in continuing to carry on with your weight loss diet plan.

The more you become accustomed to preparing the identical type of meals repeatedly, the easier it will be to organize your meal prep out to the week.

  1. Slow cooking is super easy, and a method of cooking everyone should get into doing from time to time. Just put all the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning, turn it on, and by the time you arrive home from work, the food will be prepared to serve. Plus, you can make a significantly sized batch, so you’ll be eating healthy meals many times during your week.
  2. The previous idea to think about is buying pre-chopped vegetables. Cutting vegetables up is often 1 job people dislike doing the most, so make it a lot easier for yourself. Buy them ready to go, so there is little to no prep work involved.

As you will pay a little more for pre-chopped vegetables, it’s money well spent.

There you have a few suggestions to consider using to help make meal prep easier. If you follow these tips, sticking to your weight loss diet will be simpler than ever.

Although managing your disease can be extremely challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your everyday routine and reduce both your weight and your blood sugar levels.

A Bigger Problem Than We Thought

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But, sadly that isn’t the worst portion of the news. Researchers are finding that there is not any single cause to preventing distracted driving.

This means that there’s no direct path to a solution leading to a growing number of deaths. At this time, the only thing proven to work is to spread awareness about distracted driving.

One more thing that experts are czhoosing to test is the best way to make smartphone connectivity to automobiles to take less focus. Almost every new car in the marketplace makes it easy to connect your phone to your car.

You’re ready to stream music, map directions, and sometimes even order food, coffee, etc.. Any proportion of time on your phone behind the wheel is too long steered away from the street.

Both Apple and Android have their own extensions for cars. At one point Apple demanded more of clients’ attention than the Android version when entering directions and getting from one spot to another. But, when it came to texting Android was by far more of a diversion. However, both must make a change to decrease the danger of distracted driving.

With all the new tech in automobiles, come inward facing cameras. Some of us are not okay with that for privacy reasons that is clear as to a degree, it is a basic right, in most peoples’ eyes. However, these cameras might help create self-driving cars with the information it collects. Additionally, it may be our answer to solving the distracted driving outbreak.

The data the cameras collected from crashes and everyday driving habits can be analyzed by experts to find out how to create the new technology in vehicles less cognitively demanding or even develop an algorithm to prevent inappropriate use while the vehicle is in motion.

But, how much privacy are customers really willing to give up? Just how much of their data are companies entitled to? Right now, there isn’t much regulation, but it’s probably coming soon as new cars will soon all have this technology.

There must be some type of compromise since when this information is used appropriately, breakthroughs can occur. By way of example, plenty of the tracking built into these cars can prevent crimes. A whole lot of the data provided can solve the puzzle of crashes, such as distracted driving crashes and provoke ideas about how to prevent them. The results can save money on automobile insurance, medical bills, and most importantly lives that are priceless.

However, it is ultimately up to drivers to stop practicing distracted driving habits. Remember, distracted driving doesn’t just come from cell phone and auto functions taking your eyes from the road. Additionally, it includes eating, drinking, putting on makeup and much more. It must be put to an end to decrease the number of accidents and casualties.

The Atlantic Puffin

Atlantic Puffins, Birds, Wildlife

The Atlantic Puffin is the sole puffin that’s located in the Atlantic ocean. Another two puffin species, the Tufted Puffin and the Horned Puffin, are located in the North Pacific Ocean. Puffins are amazing in that they fly and dive to great depths.

It belongs to the Order Charadriiformes, the Family Alcidae, the Genus Fratercula, and the Species arctica. Its scientific name is Fratercula arctica, and it was first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. Other titles that have been given to the Atlantic Puffin are Frequent Puffin, Puffin, Puffin Auk, Labrador Auk, Sea Parrot, Pope, Bottle-Nose, Tammy Norie, Coulterner, Tinker, Clown of the Ocean, and Sea Rooster. The Canadian province Newfoundland and Labrador has declared it the provincial bird (like how in the United States there are state birds).

In the summer, during breeding season, the puffin’s bill develops much more ridges and rectal growth plates. Its crown is greyish-black. Its upper parts are dark. It has a narrow ashy collar. The sides of the head, the chin, and the throat are also ashy. The area between the eyes and the bill are almost white, with a dark dusky patch on the side of its own throat. The underparts, beginning in the neck, are pur white. The puffin stands upright on its legs, which are pushed quite far back on it body. It stands and waddles like a penguin does. The base of the bill and the first ridge are dull yellowish. The next space on the invoice is grayish blue. The remainder of the bill is vermilion, and yellow below. The iris is bluish white, and there are conical shaped projections above and behind the eye.

Turkey Vultures

Texas, Turkey, Vulture, Scavenger

When I was a young girl, many, many years back, my Mother and I frequently picked wild strawberries as a special summertime treat for this night’s dessert. On one occasion, as I bent down to loosen a bunch of sweet little red berries from their stems, out of the corner of my eye something grabbed my attention. I looked beyond our neighbor’s house, and into the skies above’Sugar Hill’, where I had enjoyed watching so many awesomely beautiful sunsets. A large dark bird with an impressive wingspan was moving silently and slowly, circling in the skies over the hill.

“What IS that, Mom?”

The truth about turkey vultures:

Gentle, caring and dedicated parents

Do not spread any diseases at all, contrary to popular beliefs

Essential part of Nature’s cleanup crew

Perform removal of carcasses before they can become diseased

Purify environment by removing animal cadavers that are already infected

Considered sacred in certain cultures for their gift of sanitizing

Enjoy soaring on high with hot thermals to lift them ever upward

Resemble wild turkeys with their reddish featherless head, dark body and two-tone wings

When you think of vultures, what images come to mind? Lazy, dirty, aggressive, morbid harbingers of death? While those are understandable responses, I fear they are based on images conjured up by Hollywood Westerns.

The black vultures most often seen in the west and south throughout Mexico are indeed competitive. They circle on high searching for their next meal, and squabble over their finds like selfish children.

Common all over america, it is the turkey vulture which uses its highly developed ability to detect the stench of cadavers, even at great distances. These large eagle-sized birds game distinctive two-toned wings that are dark brown, with silvery gray feathers on their wing edges.

Turkey vulture heads are small and featherless for an excellent reason. Consider it–much like workmen dress for the job, these birds do the contrary. They undress (their heads) to the task at hand. It’s not pretty, but it is true. Vultures would be spending far too much of their time preening and cleaning rather than filling their bellies. In the bird world, efficacy most often translates to survival.

When the young hatch out of their camouflaged eggs, they are helpless to defend or feed themselves. Their parents are aware for potential predatory attacks, and they are adept at providing loads of food for their downy chicks for another 60 to 80 days.

Vultures are an elegant part of Nature’s cleanup crew. In some cultures they’re revered as cleansers and sprays. Buddhists believe they have the capability to release the soul and take it to Heaven. So it is a routine practice to provide their dead to vultures for’cleansing’ and delivery to the firmament, also called’sky burials’.

Their scientific name, Cathartes aura, really translates to ‘purifying breeze’ or’gold purifier’. Either of those interpretations is more accurate than the term’vulture’, which means to tear.

They’ll take turns, as opposed to fight over bits and pieces of flesh. Other birds, such as the smaller black vultures and hawks, find it easy to push them away from their own finds.

Possessing excellent immune systems prevents them from contracting any nasty diseases from the dead animals they ingest.

If they feel afraid or threatened they regurgitate (often at the direction of the perceived threat). This offensive act repels, and takes their attacker by surprise, with the sight and awful odor. Additionally, it serves to lighten the load for a quicker get away!

The unfounded fears that turkey vultures spread disease often prompts intentional shootings and unkind poisonings and trappings. However, these birds keep the environment clean and disease free, rather than the reverse.

As humans, I think we sometimes tend to equate beauty with goodness, and ugliness with evil. All living things have a role on this Earth. The misunderstood and much maligned Turkey Vulture serves a noble purpose. We need to look beyond the shallow idea of beauty, and provide the Turkey Vulture the reverence it has rightfully earned and deserves.

Frog Facts

Frog, Pond, Animal, Water Frog

You might have heard the expression amphibians, which signify cold-blooded vertebrate animals that are comfortable living in both water and land. Can you name a few animals that belong to the class of creature? If you have missed out on the most common name in this list, it is the frog. Kids are familiar with green frogs which are mostly seen in cartoons or fairy tales. However, frogs can be found in different colors and shapes. There are loads of species of frogs throughout the world, some of which are poisonous. Here are a few interesting things kids ought to learn about frogs.

Being amphibian, frogs lay their legs . They are tailless, and their physical structure isn’t very large. Frogs love to spend time in fresh water, an arid trees or surface. The body surface of a frog is very stout and rough. Bugs and worms are on their food list. Frogs can jump often in a single leap; state around 20 times in a row. One of the biggest frogs is called the Goliath that’s located in West Africa.

Frogs use their tongue to grab the prey and swallow them whole. At the time of consuming frogs blinks, their eyes frequently facing their eyeballs down to their mouth.

One of the interesting species of frogs is the glass frog. As the name suggests, the body of these frogs is entirely transparent. Such frogs are good research material for scientists who are eager to know how the inside of a living animal works. Learning about frogs is obviously a trend among kids. Frogs are one of those animals to serve this objective. Pupils in higher studies often found doing their experiments with the body, bones and organs of frogs interesting although it does not always seem exciting for all pupils. They find it quite tough to catch and slash a living creature. These days, many schools are providing 3D replicas and versions of amphibians to practice the same.

It seems intriguing to have a frog as a pet, and one such species for that purpose is the bullfrog. People today want to pet such frogs and allow them free when they don’t feel like keeping them any longer. For food, they could compete hard with their native species and environment, which is a detrimental sign to the environment. The Bullfrog breed is very fast, and their availability in the wrong place can upset the natural balance. They deprive food and resources of different animals leaving within the same range.

Some frogs are very deadly; one such frog is known as the Golden Frog. Just 1 gram of toxin they can kill around 100,000 individuals. While getting to know more about the poisonous frogs, children need to know that some species are so poisonous that bothering them is dangerous. Terrific thing about this type of frog is thatthey are found mostly in jungles. Some of the tribes living in the dense forest are capable of collecting and using the poisons of these frogs.

Frogs like to start their lives with swimming and then they gradually get in the water. Once they start growing, frogs start living inland regions. Frogs inhale through their nostrils, and they can see all around them as upwards, sideways and in front of them all at exactly the same time. Right from the age of three, a number of those commonly observed frogs are ready to breed. Frogs can’t survive in the ocean and salt water.

Feeding wild raccoons

Raccoons, Coon, North American Raccoon

Raccoons are smart, very cute, and fun to watch in nature. These are some of the primary reasons why people would love to feed them. But feeding raccoons can lead to a whole heap of issues. Although it is not illegal to feed wild raccoons, it is a practice that is widely discouraged in the wildlife rescue and control market. Keep on reading to learn why feeding raccoons is a dangerous and dangerous threat to take for yourself and your property.

The main reason why we should not feed raccoons is to keep them from trespassing onto our properties. Furthermore, the reason we don’t want raccoons on our possessions is because raccoons cause difficulties. In the event you should feed raccoons, they will begin to associate your property as a source of food. Because raccoons are smart, they will return night after night, searching for more food.

Dangers and Risks

When raccoons start to explore our territories on a regular basis, they become comfortable and familiar with its surroundings. They might even think about your property their own land. When this happens, raccoons are more confident and likely to be a danger to any pets or human contact. Raccoons can carry infectious diseases, germs, and bacteria that they can transmit through saliva, blood, bites, and even scratches. If a pet or person gets too close, or they also close to them, a raccoon may feel threatened. And when raccoons feel threatened, they can become aggressive and attack, scratch, claw, or snack.

Interior and Exterior Damage

Another major reason why we do not want raccoons visiting our yards is because they cause a enormous quantity of structural and landscaping damages. Raccoons have nimble paws and dexterous claws that allow them to easily open, pry, pull, and push. These maneuvers can get them access to roofs, attics, crawl spaces, garages, sheds, and much more. From that point, the damages can only get worse. For instance, attic insulation is torn down from the walls for nesting, or soiled with raccoon droppings, ceiling tiles discolor from raccoon urine, foul odors seep in the living areas, roof shingles have been ripped off, siding is ripped away, baseboards are pried from the walls, and a whole lot more.

Feeding raccoons is like sending them an invitation to create your property their property. Damages from raccoons are pricey, and can sometimes call for complete room renovations or large repairs. Protect yourself, your family, your pets, and your property with responsible wildlife control. This means not feeding wild raccoons and contacting a local raccoon control company if you spot any on or around your premises.

Hamburger

Burger, Hamburger, Bbq, Food, Fast Food

The Hamburg steak because it was called in the 1800’s was served to the voyages from Germany to the USA. The meat patties were quickly cooked and served on two pieces of bread. To attract lots of the sailors and European visitors to their eating stands sellers. They would provide the Hamburg style steak on the menu.
With Hamburg steak firmly embedded the American culture in the late 1800’s claims of the way it served in the modern standard is according to Congress girl Rosa DeLaurao. This is a contested fact. We’ll provide you a few more names and areas of the Hamburger in america.
Fletcher Davis of Athers Texas sold burgers from the cafe in the late 1800’s before taking them to the World’s Fair in 1904.
Frank and Charles Menches seller at a county fair ran from their sausage sandwiches and began using beef instead. It was recorded this happened in 1892 at the Summit County Fair in Akron Ohio.
In 1885 Charles Nagreen now known as hamburger Charlie who made sandwiches that were easy to eat while walking at the Seymour Fair he was just 15 years old at the time.
Proof that Oscar Bilby in 1891 was the first to serve the Hamburger on a bun in Tulsa Oklahoma. In 1995 Governor Frank Keating proclaimed that the first true hamburger on a bun was made and consumed in Tulsa Oklahoma.
With 40 billion served up in the United States alone has truly become America’s favorite sandwich. It may not have ever occurred because in 1906 Upton Sinclair’s Journalistic novel”The Jungle” detailed the unsavory areas of the meat packing industry in America. Ground beef became subject to much scrutiny since it was easy to add meat scraps, fillers and preservatives
In 1921 Billy Ingram and Walter Anderson of Kansas had the vision to open White Castle restaurant. It became the direct way for the fast food hamburger success. The White Castle restaurants gleamed with cleanliness bringing the hamburger standing along with it. Lots of you have your own favorite recipe for the beans of your choice.
So next time you pull into your favorite fast food restaurant, fire up the grill or put one on the George Forman grill you’ll know a little of this evolution on the Hamburger.

Relationships

Romance, Lovers, Happy, Man, Woman, Love
If someone had just purchased a car, there is a strong probability that they’d have taken it for a test drive . This would have given them the opportunity to learn what it’s like and to see whether it would be a great match for them.
In addition to this, they would have probably asked a number of questions about the car. After all, this was a big decision, so it’s a fantastic thing that they had completed their research and not only gone for any car.
A Different Approach
However, while someone might be careful when it comes to what car they buy, this may not be the case in regards to who they begin a relationship with.
If they behaved this way when it came to buying a car, they could end up buying a car that is dangerous or only looks great from the outside. In any event, they are going to have ended up making a poor decision.
The Main Thing
The effect that this individual’s appearance has on them is then likely to put them into an altered state of consciousness, with this state taking away their ability to think clearly.
The Hallo Effect
If they were to express what’s taking place inside them it might sound like this,’they look good, so every other part of these must also be great’.
One is not going to be taking a medication that interferes with their ability to think logically, but it is going to be as if they are. One will have put another person on a pedestal, which is likely to mean that they’ll have a long way to fall.
Two Extremes
As times goes by, it might become clear that the idea they had of another individual earlier on had very little basis in reality. At one moment in time they’d have been in heaven, but at another, they’ll be in hell.
If something like this happened once it would be sufficient, but when this occurs on a regular basis, it’s going to cause someone to experience lots of pain. It wouldn’t be accurate, however, to state that this is always what takes place when someone continually ends up with the wrong person.
Another Scenario
Conversely, an individual could realize that they have the tendency to be attracted to people who come across as strong and capable. In the beginning they’ll feel like they are with someone who will treat them nicely, only to discover that this person ends up becoming really controlling.
When this happens, the other person will have appeared to have possessed all the perfect traits in the beginning, yet ended up becoming somebody else as time went by. Due to the number of people they’ve been with who were like this, they may wonder if they have a sign in their head that says,’controlling people only’.
The Common Denominator
Although somebody who ends up with the wrong person all the time could find it hard to find any advantages in all this, the fantastic thing is that they’ll be the man who keeps showing up. What this then means is that in order them for entice soemome who is different, they will need to change.
The area that will most likely need to be changed is their internal world; changing their appearance in some way, for instance, is not likely to be the solution. In the same way that changing a cars look is unlikely make it operate better, changing their appearance is unlikely resolve what’s occurring, either.
One Option
So, when one meets someone who they think is a fantastic match, they could ask one of their friends to come and spend some time together on various occasions.
The trouble with this approach is that their other person can put on an act in the beginning, and, ones friend may not be a good judge of character. On the other hand, if a person starts to resolve the wounds which are within them, it’ll be easier for them to see other people for who they are as opposed to projecting so much onto them.
Diving In
In addition to this, they will gradually lose the attraction that they have to people that are not good for them. Lots of the wounds they need to deal with may be the result of what took place whilst they were a kid.
Dealing with this baggage will not happen immediately, but it is going to happen as long as they’re patient and persistent.
Awareness
If one wishes to change this area of their life, they might need to reach out for external support. This is something which may be provided by the assistance of a therapist or healer, as an example.

Ghana

Flag, Ghana, Red, Yellow, Green, Black

After vowing he wouldn’t turn to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Ghanaian dictator, Jerry John Rawlings, was forced eventually in 1983 to inflict this misfortune on his people. Aside from causing the collapse of large sectors of Ghana’s industries and throwing thousands of people out of work, the new policies imposed on the authorities produced a market providing the public with practically no choice. People were compelled to buy whatever it satisfied the traders to import. Long cherished products vanished to be replaced by cheap copies of dubious quality.

Tom, an English engineer visiting Tamale in northern Ghana in 1987, was told that the northerners greatly appreciated the British products which they had come to know and trust in colonial times. The Lister diesel engine was much used for corn milling, water pumping and generating energy and there were many old installations scattered throughout the Northern and Upper Regions. Similarly, the northerners adored the Raleigh bicycle and the original Land Rover four-wheel-drive vehicle. They called these products’original’ and always asked for them. But these days they couldn’t be purchased new because almost all present imports were from China and India. These countries produced copies of the Lister engine and the Raleigh bicycles but the northerners had soon came to discover the difference in quality. That was how the demand for the’original’ began.

Tom said that he feared that if the British goods were imported these times the rural people would not be able to afford them, and in any case, the quality wasn’t as good as before. On the other hand, the standard of the Asian products could be expected to improve. He was told in reply that the local people would try to pay more for better quality. The Cotton Development Company had recently imported bicycles to sell to their employees on easy-payment terms. Most of the bicycles were from China but a few Raleighs were included. Even though the cost was higher, it was the Raleighs that were spoken for first.

Tom’s Ghanaian interlocutor said that he was puzzled by what had occurred. But this market did not provide what the people demanded, it supplied what it suited the dealers to import. The people could only buy what was locally available. It was not a free market, it was a slaves’ market.

Train with your Firearms

Handgun, Firearms, Pistol, Gun, Weapon

Are you interested in firearms and currently seeking firearms training from accredited professionals? Or maybe just plain interested in guns and would want to learn how to shoot? Getting training professionally by firearms instructors would certainly come with advantages. Here are some of them:

1.

This is possibly the first and foremost benefit of learning anything about guns. Knowing how to take and operate guns is important but without the knowledge of proper safety habits and skills, unfortunate incidents regarding guns will continue to take place. Nobody wants that so it is essential that everyone who is involved and would want to get involved with firearms be equipped with the appropriate knowledge about firearms safety. It decreases the likelihood of accidents, which can sometimes be fatal and can even cost lives.

2.

In shorter and simpler terms, this is often referred to as’Use of Force’. If you own a firearm and know how to shoot, do you understand exactly when and where you fire? Do you know the legal implications of what can happen once the bullet fires off the barrel? Those are some questions that you can find an answer from and find out in a firearms training establishment or from a certified firearms instructor. Even though it might be true you know how to shoot but awareness of just how much force you use and the understanding of applying it appropriately is one of the best things which you can learn from firearms training.

  1. Measuring the accuracy of your goal

You certainly do not point your gun at what you do not intend to take but there would probably come a time in your life, let’s say an intrusion in your private property such as your home or business or possibly a threat to you or your loved ones’ lives appears, that it is a necessity that you need to pull and take. It would be catastrophic if you cannot work on the aim once the need shall arise. You can effectively deal with an opponent if you understand how to aim and shoot and such a skill requires instruction, essentially from guns professionals or experienced firearms instructors.

  1. Developing yourself and bolstering your firearms skills

Lastly, visiting a firearms training institution will greatly develop you as an individual. During training, you will learn self-discipline, working on your own aim, as well as physical conditioning on the way to better take and have the mindset for it. You will also learn when to pull the gun out on appropriate situations with all the legal things in mind. You can greatly develop your skills and passion for firearms by obtaining quality firearms education.

School Shopping

Book, Asia, Children, Boys, Education

There comes a point when every parent goes through the process to discover a school for their child. It can be a difficult process – you may have a different opinion on choice of schools than your kid; you may be moving to a new area; or you may be looking at an independent, fee paying school for your child. Whatever the situation, help is on hand to ensure you find the right school where your child is happy.

So we have put together some general ideas to help you not only find a school, but to find the right school.

Moving area – locating a school in a place you are unfamiliar with can be quite tricky, especially given the amount of assistance given by existing primary schools to get their pupils into the right secondary school. The best place to begin is by creating a shortlist of schools in the area you are going to, you can do a postcode search here. Once you have your list, contact them and find out when they are available for you to go and visit. The whole process can then be broken down into a simple, enjoyable exercise for you and your child.

Find an independent school – if you’re looking for an independent school for your kid then your choices will become much narrower. Outside of major towns and cities there are often just a handful of independent, fee paying schools to pick from and you might already know what these are. Independent schools will always have open days or open evenings where you can call in and take a look around to see if it’s right for you. Since they are fewer in number, it is likely you’ll want to use the school’s transport service to get your child to and from school each day, so check where this stops and picks up in connection with your home.

A school in category 4 will occasionally be put in what is known as Special Measures, meaning it has external assistance from the local authority to attempt to improve, and the senior management team can be replaced if they are deemed to be ineffective. Whatever the situation, every schools’ OFSTED rating is published online and can be seen for free, so go and take a look to learn more and use them to help you find a school.

Find a college your child is in disagreement with – quite often you’ll have a differing opinion than your kid’s. This will most likely be the case when you come to find a school for them. They may favour a school where their friends go, or that has the best sports team, or is nearest your home, whereas these may be the schools with the worst OFSTED ratings, or the worst transport links, which you (rather more sensibly!)

Finding a school is often a very simple process but for a few there are a few more hurdles to overcome. When there are, help is at hand from many different sources to make sure you find a school that your child is happy at.

Cold Fusion, Taboo?

Coldfusion, Lenr, Nuclear, Atomic

Due to a terrible exactness of the report, only few other scientists managed to replicate their findings in the first location. The findings were subsequently dismissed as due to misunderstandings and bad scientific practice, and the matter of cold fusion has since been considered as a taboo area.

However, some scientists did figure out how to replicate the findings, and quietly an enormous quantity of positive research findings based on experiments of a lot better quality have been published. The phenomenon is again becoming accepted as a legitimate field of research by steadily scientists.

However, what’s really going on isn’t well understood. Heat production, found radiation and detected fusion products suggest that some kind of nuclear reaction or fusion occurs, but the reactions don’t reveal the amount of radiation and the ratios of products that known hot fusion reactions do. Therefore other names of the phenomenon are often used, like Low Energy Nuclear Reactions or (LENR) or Chemically Assisted Nuclear Reactions (CANR).

What’s FUSION

The new nucleus is held together by the strong forces between the heavy particles, protons and neutrons. These forces are so powerful that they triumph over the repulsing electromagnetic forces between protons.

However, the strong forces only work at a short distance. This is difficult due to the repulsing electromagnetic forces between the protons. In conventional fusion this is achieved by very high temperature and pressure in the fusing material.

The mass of a helium nucleus (consisting of two protons and two neutrons) and other light nuclei are less than the bulk of the same number of free protons, neutrons or deuterium nuclei. A deuterium nucleus consists of on proton and one neutron. Heavy water contains deuterium rather than ordinary hydrogen and is therefore designed D2O. When fusion occurs, this mass difference cannot be lost. It’s converted to kinetic energy and gamma radiation.

One has not been able to make a controlled fusion by high temperature and pressure that yields more energy than the input energy yet. The only practical way one has managed to exploit the energy from warm fusion is that the hydrogen bomb.

THE PROCESS BEHIND COLD FUSION

There isn’t any fully developed model for cold fusion yet. The theory behind the phenomenon is nevertheless very simple: All particles behave according to quantum mechanical laws. These laws state that the energy and coordinates state of a particle at one point in time determine the likelihood of finding a particle a place with some given coordinates at another time period, but the exact place can’t be predicted. Actually, a particle can be found anywhere at that other time point, put all areas do not have the same probability. Some places are very probable, and others are extremely improbable. Because of this, even a particle that is not in any internet motion nevertheless will change place randomly to some extend, usually very little, but sometimes more.

By bringing particles and nuclei very near each other by using some force, this will happen: The quantum mechanical behavior will as always make the particles change their position more or less all the time, and sometimes they get close enough to let the strong nuclear forces to take action and make them fuse.

According to standard comprehension of the standard theory, this cannot happen in such a level to be detected. Either the standard theory isn’t complete, or one has not learned to use the theory in a right fashion. The mathematical apparatus of the theory is so complex, it is not possible to predict what can happen and what cannot happen with a short glance at the equations.

Cold fusion differs in several aspects from warm fusion. It’s difficult to produce warm fusion of different things than one deuterium and one tritium kernel. By cold fusion, two deuterium kernels readily fuse to helium, and even fusion between hydrogen kernels (free protons) have been reported.

THE ORIGINAL PONS-FLEISCHMAN SYSTEM

The original experiment exerted by Pons and Fleischmann consisted of these components: A palladium cathode, a nickel anode and a solution of sodium deuteride NaOD (20 percent ) in heavy water D2O.

When energy was applied to this electrolytic system, deuterium atoms were produced at the cathode, and oxygen at the anode. The deuterium atoms went into the palladium crystal lattice in great extend before combining to D2.

Excessive heat was then produced from the electrolytic cell, apart from the electrolytic heat. Helium, tritium and neutrons were produced, but the latter two products not in the quantities that would have been produced in a hot fusion. Therefore the fusion reactions in the system are different form those in hot fusion, and likely more complicated.

Only few scientists managed to replicate the results in the first place, because of bad documentation from the originators. However, a number of them succeeded, and gradually the conditions for a satisfactory fusion have been established. The best fusion occurs when the palladium is somewhat over-saturated, that is when there are almost as many atoms of deuterium as those of palladium in the crystal.

The saturation is controlled by the voltage applied, and by utilizing palladium structures composed of very thin layers or very small grains. The electrolysis in itself is only a means to put deuterium into the palladium crystal matrix.

A critical density for starting a fusion procedure seems to be the same density as in liquid pure deuterium. Since there is no fusion procedure in liquid deuterium, the crystal lattice probably packs the deuterium kernels together in tight sub-microscopic groups with much greater density than the average density in the lattice as a whole, and thus allowing quantum mechanical tunnelling between the kernels in the groups.

There are other electrolytic solutions than that used by Fleischman and Pons which can be utilised in combination with palladium electrodes to obtain cold fusion. By electrolysing a solution of KCL/LiCL/Lid using a palladium anode, signs pointing at cold fusion have been reported, but many attempts of reproducing the results have failed.

Any force that’s able to push enough D+ ions to the right kinds of metal crystal lattice, can be used to deliver cold fusion. For example can signs of fusion be produced by bombarding the ideal type of metallic lattice with hastened D+ – ions.

By an electrical discharge between palladium electrodes at a deuterium gas, signs of fusion have been seen. By such a discharge, plasma composed of D+ ions and electrons will be formed between the electrodes. Since also these D+ -ions will have a high thermic energy; many of them will be thrown quite near each other. Quantum-mechanical tunnelling can then do the rest of the approaching process, so that fusion can happen.

Also high pressure can be used to push enough deuterium to a metallic lattice to give fusion. By way of example, by having finely divided palladium grains in a pressurized deuterium gas, signs of fusion have been produced, and replicated by other scientists.

Also by reactions where nickel metal and H2 unite, indications of fusion have been discovered. Even though H2 and not D2 has been used, the reaction has still been reported to take place. This points to a very different response mechanism than that of warm mix. Some scientists speculate that hydrogen atoms can exist in quantum countries where the electron and proton are so near each other that the atom responds like a neutron.

By bombarding gas bubbles in a liquid by ultrasonic waves, the bubbles can be brought into an extreme oscillation of expansions and collapses synchronized with the noise frequency.

Such oscillating bobbles can send out light by certain frequencies of expansions and collapses, and from the right compositions of the gas. By each fall, the place temperature in the bobble can reach up to 10 mill degrees, though the average temperature in the complete blending is near room temperature.

When deuterium is present from the oscillating bobbles, fusion has been observed. This fusion is strictly not cold fusion, but resembles hot fusion, and the procedure sends out neutrons, gamma-rays and tritium atoms as predicted by standard comprehension.

The process hasn’t been reported to produce more energy that that place in, but is confirmed by independent investigators.

COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL

Cold fusion in crystal lattices has been shown to produce more energy than that put in. Experimental 1 MW or more experimental reactors has been set up and demonstrated.

Commercial reactors are by now being developed, but no one has been able to demonstrate a reactor with stabile enough operation to be sold in the marketplace. Commercial household heaters seem to be the first type of reactors these companies try to develop. The hope of the companies is that these will make a way for greater reactors and uses in the market.

By now it is not easy to learn how successful cold fusion will be in the energy market. Cold fusion may make a revolution that gives the world cheap clean energy in enormous amounts, but no one knows yet.

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