How to Pick the Right Foam Mattress Quee Sized Pad?

A perfect combination of polyurethane with additional chemicals that increase the viscosity and density is the main feature of a memory foam mattress queen size pad. It is usually known as visco-elastic polyurethane foam. This memory foam mattress queen size pad has high density that reacts to the body heat and increases the body temp in just few minutes. Foam with lower density is vulnerable to the pressure and hence moulds with the body shape.

Memory foam mattress is normally denser as in comparison to the other mattresses. This aspect makes it more helpful but relatively heavier. Memory foam mattresses are often sold more than other conventional ones. It is a good deal to get a soft mattress than a harder one. Possibly there is exactly no comparison between “soft” and “firm”, a foam with high IFD (indentation force deflection) is condensed to feel soft if it has lesser density.

Stiff mattresses are still preferred by many consumers to keep their back straight. However, with the passing time they realize pain in their pressure points that make them to toss and turn all along the night. You will not observe any pain that is very usual with the harder ones. You will praise your decision as it is indeed a good mattress with a supportive covering.

Bad odor or stingy smell is the common challenge that is faced by many users. Certainly there is nothing to worry as it can be overcome with few tips. Once resolved by giving sufficient airing to the mattress, it will still not give you happiness; your friends would love to sleep on it. There is simply no comparison between a normal dorm mattress and memory foam mattress.

When you buy a memory foam pad, you will get a big comfy chunk of foam, which can be cut to get a queen size mattress from a king size. Since, it is a foam material, it is liable to produce some heat, but a supportive sheet is the best way to overcome this problem. A good cooling topper sheet is a perfect combination to your comfort.

This mattress pad is a crown excellent mattress as it solves the reason and stays at the place which is a main benefit. There is a small criticism that it does not preserve the excellence after the wash, you must be concerned with the washing and drying instructions. This particular mattress has some unique instructions for washing and drying. Just a two inch of visco does it all for you, it is not for the people who love to overlook the usage directions. This mattress is nothing more than a grand deal for console and long lasting service devoid of any doubts.

It requires very low down temperature washing, which is normally ignored by users. The material reaches to melting state if washed at the high temperatures. It demands flat drying and machining is highly discouraged. Now once you are aware of all the problems and solutions, you can control them and achieve the desired results. There are many customers who are repeating the purchase in spite of having one and ordering for the next.

Regular tossing and turning of the mattress must be done to avoid any odor. Providing a little airy atmosphere and little tossing will make your mattress new and fresh. You actually get the feeling of spring mattress as it is thick, bouncy and spongy. It adjusts with your body shape to give a natural comfort. You can make a wise decision by getting a memory foam queen mattress for you

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The Truth About Gymnastics Trampoline

Do you want to be a gymnast but you are having problems with tumbling? Then what you probably need to have in your own home is a gymnastics trampoline. If you start using this at an early age, you can improve your gymnastic skills. However, some people say it is not safe to use trampolines. The American Academy of Pediatrics is one of those who do not agree to the use of trampolines because of safety issues. For this reason, it is necessary for us to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using a trampoline for us to understand more about it and also to help us decide if you should purchase one for yourself.

It’s true that gymnastics trampolines have safety issues. However with proper guidance you can avoid getting injured and you can safely use this equipment. With proper training on how to properly use a trampoline, this can prove very useful for you to enhance your gymnastic abilities. Being able to perform tumbling is necessary to become a good gymnast. And practicing with the use of trampolines can help you achieve this. If you truly want to be a good gymnast, you will be willing to take the risks in order for you to achieve your goal.

Practicing on a gymnastic trampoline can also help a gymnast gain confidence. Even some trainers recommend the use of trampolines when training, as it more effective compared to practicing on a mat. This may be because it is much easier to do tumbling in the air compared to doing it on a hard mat. Trampolines are not just playthings for children. It can be more useful when used for training aspiring athletes. Just because people say it is dangerous doesn’t mean that all people who use it will also experience the same fate.

Having gymnast trampoline in gyms can be very useful. It will make your training experience more fun. You won’t even consider it as training when you are having a lot of fun while bouncing up and down. But of course, you have to follow certain safety measures to ensure that you won’t get injured during your training. It would also help to read some reviews about trampolines for you to know about what other people think and their experiences in using them. Who knows, this equipment may just be the thing you need for you to get that gold medal.

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Find out why code readers for cars are so handy!

code readers for carsYou can find many car OBD II scanners in different areas of the market today. It price is usually somewhere between $250 and $2500. You should get the best value for your money, then here are some points you should consider.

It is also possible, with an OBD II scanner, like the actron cp9580,  to the computer to be much more comprehensive evaluation of the condition of your car.

It will display the car’s speed, tachometer, and temperature and oil pressure. This can give you an idea of what happens to your vehicle.

If you just have the scanner, you must cross reference the code which you receive with genuine listing code. Some OBD II scanner also include many other features, such as the choice of characters with other provisions “save the error message” to read.

This can help you as owner to save time and money to checking out car’s problem and solve it as quickly as possible.

When you connect ODB II scanner, it will supply updated status in your car and can help monitor the errors in your engine. Some problems with motor control of fluids, oil, or spark plug issues, LED Headlights. It is supply you with an alphanumeric code, which tell you where the problem is.

Another thing that you should think is the upgradability with the car repair manual. Each year, companies oriented to the new development so that it is important that potential new car to work. It is important that the software is updated.

Now that you know what the functions of OBD II scanner, it will be useful to know how to position for your car. And it is possible to be identified with the actual connection which can be near driver’s foot area. Be represented legally bound by all the connections within 3 feet of the operator.

There is also a requirement that it doesn’t will need any special tools to access. But there are times when the right type of scanner for the research, which can easily run your car or driving style. Get an OBD II scanner is definitely something that you just know that you appreciate as a driver.

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Toilet Models That Uses 1.28 Gallons Per Flush

Remember those old times when a toilet will have to flush 3.4 gallons or 13 Liters of water in just 1 flush? It consumes a lot of water in our household and I pay a lot in our water bills. I cannot even imagine why those things happened and still wondering on how to control the use of water.

Well it’s time to forget about that, since some of the leading toilet manufacturers are now designing a toilet, that provides a feature of 1.28 gpf water consumption and with a maximum flushing performance.  Amazing! that’s a water saver right? cut that water bills in half, save the world from drought and has a great flushing feature, I wont ask for anything else. Well sorry i get too emotional about this, time to cut my drama. Anyway, as what I researched here are the names of this new designed toilets.

So, here are the list of the top 4 toilets that uses 1.28 gpf and I also found out a model that uses 1 gpf but that’s for another article that I will going to write..

1.28 gpf Flushing water consumption

  1. Kohler K-3609-9 Cimarron Toilet
  2. Kohler K-3950-0 Tresham Toilet
  3. Kohler K-3577-7 Wellworth Classic Toilet
  4. American Standard 2988.101.020 Cadet 3 Toilet

Do you have any model units to include in the list? Please do reply below.

Okay, so you might be thinking that if it’s enough to flush down the feces?. Well, I asked myself about that too. Anyway, to make you feel comfortable about this 1.28 gpf toilet models, here are the list of advantages and benefits that we will be getting.

  • Saves water consumption
  • No need to pay a lot in your water bills.
  • It will flush flush automatically without leaving any sediments behind.
  • Guaranteed affordable price.
  • Provides a powerful flushing performance.

Maybe you’re wondering now how this toilet works and how can this toilet saves a lot of water without sacrificing the flushing ability performance. I have a list of information that I researched below:

How a 1.28 flushing system works

  • This toilet has a class five flushing technology that provides tremendous bulk waste flushing performance and maintains it cleanliness.
  • It has a Canister flush valve that gives a smooth flushing actuation with continuous water usage.
  • It contains a pressurized rim that is designed to power wash the bowl each time you flush and the toilet uses only 1.28 gallons of water per flush, which is 20 percent less than standard toilets.
  • It has an over-sized 3″ flush valve and siphon action jetted bowl with smooth-sided, concealed trap-way to perform a strong flushing mechanism.

Now, let’s discuss how much the price of the these toilets since this is the critical part. As I keep looking for an affordable toilet that has a feature of 1.28 and with a powerful flushing performance. I was exaggeratedly surprised that those toilet that I researched are very affordable, Oh my gosh!. It is wonderful isn’t it?, with all the features and benefits that this toilet will provide us, I can’t ask for anything more!.
This 1.28 feature of the toilet models has a tremendous comments and reviews you can’t even expect, most customers are very happy and satisfied with the benefits that they are getting. Well, In fact I am very excited already to buy a toilet that has this kind of features. No need to think twice!

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Under Armour Highlight Football Gloves Tested

When I first saw the UA Highlight Football gloves I thought they looked really interesting.  The first thing that jumps out at you is the elongated wrist portion of the glove. This uses Under Armour’s CompFit technology. Really it is just a longer wrist, but it does make the glove feel like it fits a little better than other gloves.  Another feature that the extra wrist coverage provides is extra area for the tacktified surface.  Where it normally ends at the palm, the stickiness extends a little bit down the wrist.  While this might help you catch the ball, the real benefit is holding on to the ball after you catch it.  The nose of the football has a little extra area to stick to on your wrist, so we found it a little better for fumble avoidance.

These football gloves really look cool.

I really like the different colored index finger and the extended wrist has a nice look that is different from most gloves on the market.  Like the review of the UA F3 Full Fingered Football Glove, we noticed how sticky these gloves are and we had high hopes for them.

These football gloves are not cheap.  The pair we got cost $60 at our local sporting goods store.  That is quite a bit of money to shell out for athletic equipment, but maybe it’s worth it if you can perform better on the football field.  These are the kind of things that don’t matter for pros or colleges, because they aren’t paying for their own gloves.  But for a guy who plays in a flag football league on the weekends, or a single parent who wants their child to have good football gloves and good football shin guards, price is always a factor.  When it comes to football gloves, my opinion is that they are all quite good when compared to wearing nothing.  If you can’t afford these gloves, there are plenty of cheaper options that will give you much of the same advantages as the UA Highlight gloves we tested.

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 What does dilemma mean?

 What does dilemma mean? It means a situation that makes it very difficult to choose between two alternatives.

Adjective: –dilemmic

In a sentence Examples: –

  •         It is one of the biggest dilemma that Jon had to face since the left’s house in order to move in on his own.
  •         If you are faced with a moral dilemma on how you would be able to see yourself in a few years’ time, it is always important to answer in the positive. This is a question that is frequently asked in many interviews.
  •         If you are unsure about somebody stealing your money, then telling them, rather accusing them of something would entitle you to face a moral dilemma if they are not the culprit.
  •         You have to worry about your dilemma later; rather you need to focus on the job to ensure that you actually have a job at the end of the day.

·         In the debate lessons, we were each given a dilemma and would have to share our feelings about it within the designated period of time. http://sentencehouse.com/category/t/

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Online purchase of the best rollaway bed

Most people seem to leverage the power of the Internet, whereby they are seeking out purchasing products which could normally be purchased in their nearby store. However, those decisions are primarily made due to the ease of purchasing from the Internet, as well as getting a whole lot of varieties from that same platform as well. Moreover, there are a lot of discounts which can normally be found in various websites over the Internet, so purchasing from such a place becomes an automatic choice for many.folding beds

However, before purchasing the best rollaway bed that you lay your eyes on, it is always important for you to check different online sources. Of course, due to the anonymity that the Internet provides, you might end up getting scammed if you go to a shady website that promotes a $ 200 rollaway bed for $ 20.

So, you have to remember that if it is too good to be true, then it most often is. The rule of thumb for purchasing online is to check various sources and go for purchasing from a reputable website that has good return policy is in case the product is not what you are looking for.

Of course, purchasing online also has own set of disadvantages. You might not be able to check out the quality of the fold out bed that you are purchasing from the Internet. However, there is a loophole to that argument, whereby you can walk up to your nearest home depot store and check out the product physically before placing the order over the Internet.

That way, you can be certain about the quality of the product, and if unsatisfied, you can get it easily exchanged get your money back as per the return policy of the website in question.

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Case of the Mondays

Workout

I went to bed around 10 on Sunday and woke up bright and early. But I must have been dreaming when my alarm went off, because it took me a few seconds to recognize what the noise was. I hate when that happens!


I had my usual protein shake and went to the gym…I decided to do lower body today.

5 min warm-up on bike
Hamstring Curls
Seated Quads
Seated Leg Press
Wide Leg Deadlift (see pic below)
Planks
5 min stretching


My lunch time cardio was 25 minutes on the treadmill. I started at 3.5 at 6 incline, and ended at 3.7 at 10 incline.

Food

Sorry…I was extremely bad at taking pictures of my food today during work.

The morning snack was a Chobani Strawberry (man I’m getting hooked!) and half a Kashi Roasted Almond Bar crumbled in. Lunch was a couple pieces of my leftover “Pig on a Pie” from Smith & Jones. My afternoon snack was a Kellogg’s FiberPlus Bar & low fat string cheese. The bar was good! It was very similar to the Fiber One bars and had a good amount of chocolate.


Dinner time (then time for Heroes!)…I had some chicken breast I baked yesterday and some Eggplant Tomato Bake, which I adapted from Cooking Light. I’ll post the recipe tomorrow. I’m really trying hard to eat more veggies, so I thought this would be a great way to cook them up. I’ve been really craving dessert lately, so I bought some Ghirardelli dark chocolate squares. I ate 1, which is just 50 calories, and it settles down my sweet tooth.


Total Calories: 1608
Net Calories: 1202

45% Carbs, 23% Protein, 32% Fat

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Kookoo for Cous Cous

I have so much whole wheat cous cous! I bought a huge container of it, it must have at least 30 servings worth. Here is a recipe I came up with using some things I had on hand in the house. With a little chicken, it made a great meal! It would definitely taste great with fish or shrimp too. Does anyone have any other great cous cous recipes they can share with me?? Id love to think of even more ways to use it.


TZ Cous Cous
1 cup uncooked whole wheat cous cous
1 tbsp EVOO
a zucchini, chopped
5 sun dried tomatoes, finely chopped
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
salt & pepper to taste
a few dashes Cayenne pepper (optional)
cup water
cup chicken stock


In a somewhat large pot, add EVOO and set to medium. Throw in the zucchini and sauté until edges start to turn light brown. Then add the whole can of tomatoes (do NOT drain), sun dried tomatoes, chicken stock, water, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil then remove from heat and stir in cous cous. Cover tightly and let sit for 5 minutes. Then fluff with a fork and serve! This recipe makes 4 servings.

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Healthy French Toast

This past weekend I went to visit my family in Orlando, and I was in charge of cooking breakfast. I scoured the pantry and fridge and found lots of good stuff! I found bread, eggs, blueberries and orange juice…french toast it is!


French Toast with Blueberry Orange Sauce

French Toast
4 slices Bread (use your fav!)
3 Eggs
2/3 cup Skim Milk
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Blueberry Orange Sauce
2/3 cup Blueberries
2 tbsp Sugar
1/2 cup Orange Juice
1/2 tbsp Butter
1 tsp cornstarch

Start the sauce first. Place blueberries, sugar and orange juice in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil then set to a simmer for 5 10 minutes (until sauce is deep purple-ish color).

While sauce is simmering, combine the eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Heat a skillet on medium heat and spray with butter spray. Soak each piece of bread for about 5 seconds on each side then place on the heated skillet. Cook until golden brown on each side, approximately 5 minutes total.

To finish the sauce, put on low heat and add the butter. Then, if you need to thicken it more, combine the cornstarch and 1 tsp of water and mix together. Then add to the sauce. Continue to stir until thickened, which takes 1 2 minutes (OPTIONAL: Add some freshly sliced bananas). Then Voilafresh French toast for two! I also had my French toast with some Turkey Sausage, it was delish!

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Get on the Salad Boat

Sorry for having such a long time between posts!  I feel like I’ve been constantly running around the past few days without a free moment. I did have time to make this though!  A healthy, quick and easy dinner that took only about 15 minutes to make.  Even Jay had his doubts and he said it was delicious.

Mediterranean Salad Boats

  • 3/4 cup diced rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup green & black olives
  • 6 canned artichoke quarters
  • 1/2 can hearts of palm
  • 1/2 small cucumber
  • 8 large romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup light balsamic vinaigrette
  • Cheese of your choice, to taste ( I love Feta)

Dice up the chicken, olives, artichoke, hearts of palm, and cucumber.  Place in a bowl and toss with the salad dressing (I put my cucumbers on the side because I hate cucumbers but Jay loves them).  Then separate and rinse the lettuce leaves, and portion out some cheese for the topping.  Assemble just like a taco and enjoy!  Serves 2 people.

If you are a Publix shopper, I highly recommend NOT getting their reduced fat feta cheese.  It was bland and had a cheddar-like texture.  Athenos reduced fat feta is awesome, but they ran out of it, booooo.  The shredded cheddar was way better on these!  Also, you can use whatever fresh veggies you like!  Tomatoes, peppers…those would all be great in this too.  Plus, it’s a surprisingly filling meal.  But I did have a couple Dove dark chocolate promises afterwards (shhhh…dont tell).

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Food Fact Friday: Clam Chowdah

Happy Friday! Today is National Clam Chowder Day. In most parts of the country,  its a perfect day to eat a nice steamy bowl of this goodness.even better in a bread bowl. Here is some history about chowdah

According to the food historians, the word chowder and its application to fisherman’s stew comes from France, where they have la chaudree, which basically means cauldron. Chowder was traditionally a fish stew (no clams), that was brought over from Europe with the settlers. It was a great way to for fisherman to use all the parts of the fish in an economical and palatable way.

As the years went on, clams and quahogs were found to be plentiful in New England, and chowders were often made with those ingredients instead. But due to regional differences, there are many interpretations on clam chowder. Here are the two basic types.

New England Clam Chowder: Most likely the first type of clam chowder created, there is no authentic recipe per se. They often include clams, cream, butter, pork fat and potatoes. By 1836, New England clam chowder was already well-known in Boston and served at Ye Olde Union Oyster House, the nation’s oldest continuously operating restaurant.

Manhattan Clam Chowder: Some characterize it more as a vegetable/tomato based soup with clams. It was said to have its roots in Rhode Island, where cooks were known to add tomatoes to New England style chowders. Tomatoes were plentiful, and they believed it was an obvious choice to add them to the chowder.

 

New England Clam Chowder is my favorite, I used to eat bowls of it working at an Oyster House here in Florida. Whats your favorite type of Clam Chowder??

Food Fact Friday: I Heart Key Lime Pie!

We’re now in the beginning stages of summer, so I thought I’d talk about my all time favorite refreshing dessert…Key Lime Pie! I’m not a fan of lemon or orange desserts, but Key Lime Pie is definitely in my top 5 all time after dinner treats. It’s a staple on a lot of menus here in Florida. I’ve heard that quite a few people are a little scared to make it, but it’s so simple! It’s honestly one of the easiest desserts to make.


The key lime tree, which is native to Malaysia, probably first arrived in the Florida Keys in the 1500s with the Spanish. The rumor is that the Key Lime Pie was started in the mid 1800’s, by Aunt Sally, the cook of Florida’s first self-made millionaire, William Curry (his mansion in Key West, Curry Mansion Inn, is being used as a bed & breakfast). When a hurricane in 1926 wiped out the key lime plantations in South Florida, growers replanted with Persian limes, which are easier to pick and to transport. Now, key limes are found mostly in backyards of the keys, or a few commercial outposts in the Miami area. In 1965, Florida State Representative Bernie Papy, Jr. introduced legislation calling for a $100 fine to be levied against anyone advertising Key Lime Pie that is not made with key limes. But the bill did not pass. Finally, in 2006, the Key Lime Pie became the official state pie of Florida.

Key Lime Rule: NEVER use green food coloring in Key Lime Pie. key lime juice is not green!


– how a Key Lime Pie should look, with a fresh graham cracker crust & lots of whipped cream on the side…yum!

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