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Principles of Gaining Muscle
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Principles of Gaining Muscle

A Kiss (Keep it simple stupid) approach to building muscle is what a lot of people tend to overlook. Instead of focusing on the basics, which are proven to work, beginners tend to focus on the stuff that the advanced trainees experiment with. What gets forgotten in the process is that you need to actually be at the advanced level to even have a chance to benefit from these technique. Thats similar to learning how to swings your arms as efficiently as possible during a butterfly stroke in swimming, before you can even swim. That approach simply doesn’t work very well. The KISS approach to building muscle is based on three principals: Nutrition, Training, and Rest.

Nutrition

If you have ever said the words I just can’t gain weight or I eat all the time, you are the greatest offender of overlooking the KISS principal. Gaining muscle is not rocket science for beginners, while you should make an honest attempt to eat as healthy as possible the main focus should be calories.

Eat at least three quality meals per day with two-three snacks in between them    A quality meal is a meal that contains a protein source (any type of meat, poultry or eggs), a carbohydrate source (brown rice, potatoes, whole wheat bread or whole wheat pasta, beans), and a fat source (olive oil, avocados, nuts or seeds)    Snack can be nuts, a protein shake, or a hardboiled egg To further increase calories add post meal calorie dense foods, milk and peanut butter are easy choices A glass of milk with each meal and one before bed will add anywhere from 500-600 calories, add a tablespoon or two of peanut butter with it and you have over a 1000 calories    Adding calorie dense foods should be a gradual process with 500 calories increase to minimize fat gain

This exact eating formula and calorie dense foods formula has been used by many old-school strongmen and bodybuilders. Additionally, you may also consider testogen drops when gaining muscles. This supplement is designed to support in building muscles. Hence, this is a good pair for your training and diet.

Training

The principals of strength training haven’t changed over the past 100 years, so why try to reinvent the wheel with experiments.

Do basic compounds exercises – such as the squat, deadlift, lunges, step-ups etc. for the lower body and bench press, pullups, rows, overhead press, the clean press; or jerk etc. for the upper body, throw in some isolation work for the arms and lagging body parts as needed    Follow the 3-5 rule. Workout 3-5 times per week with 3-5 exercises for 3-5 sets and 3-5 reps, rest 3-5 minutes between sets. Isolation work does not need to be counted for the 3-5 exercises nor does it need to be done for 3-5 reps Progressively increase your poundages in small increments, slow but steady is a great principal to follow    Every 4-8 weeks take a back-off week where you reduce your reps and intensity (weight used)

Rest

Sleep is the best and primary method for you body to recover and build muscle. Most bodybuilders and old time strongmen swear by 8 hours and it is a good rule to follow. Please note that the following methods will not make up for an inadequate sleep schedule and 8 hours should be the bear minimum.

Hot saunas, Jacuzzis and Contrast Showers can help increase blood flow to the muscles and soft tissues, increasing recovery    Massages, Foam rolling, and stretching is a great way to break up scar tissue and loosen up tight muscle

These principals have been used for hundreds of years by old time strongmen and bodybuilders such as Paul Anderson (this guy would drink a gallon of milk during his workouts), John Grimak, the Saxon brothers, and many others. Paul Anderson was 300+ lbs and squatted over 1000 lbs, John Grimak was an Olympic weightlifter and a bodybuilder with his on stage weight of 200 lbs of lean muscle, and all three Saxon brothers were 200+ lbs and extremely lean. These individuals achieved their accomplishment in an era when steroids and supplements simply didn’t exist.

How To Improve Your Soccer Skills Without Teammates
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How To Improve Your Soccer Skills Without Teammates

Soccer is a team sport, each team consist of 11 players. When you aren’t playing on a professional level, you will not always have teammates around you who can help you to practice and train certain skills. However, there are plenty of different ways to improve your soccer skills all by yourself.

Juggling

Juggling is one of the best ways to improve your control, balance and ball handling. At the start it may be very tough, but if you keep trying you will see improvement. Once you start improving, kick it up a notch and try with both feet and other body parts that are allowed to be used in soccer, such as your head and knees. Once you can keep the ball up in the air for a minute or two, run a lap around the playfield and then juggle. You will notice it is a lot harder, but this simulates a match situation where you will need to have perfect control while you are tired. Every aspect of your game will profit from juggling. The best part is that you can do this all by yourself.Before jumping any further, make sure that you are equipped with the best soccer gear from this is american soccer.

Physical condition

During a match there is only one break, at halftime, and there are no timeouts. This means you play two halves of 45 minutes on a 100×50 yard playfield. This makes your physical condition one of the most important aspects of soccer. Improving your physical condition is something you can easily do alone. A common mistake players make is doing a lot of endurance training. While this is a good method to improve your overall physical condition, it’s not the ideal soccer training. What you want to focus on is interval training, because during a match you are not constantly running at 1 speed. Simply go to a grass field nearby and start running laps on your soccer cleats. After a few warm-up laps, you can start doing interval training. Good sprint distances are 10, 20, 30 and 40 yards. You will notice that you barely ever sprint for more than 50 yards during a match.

Passing/shooting

As a player you can’t run past all the players of the opposing team, you will have to pass the ball to team members. Precision plays a big role, especially since you are often aiming for moving targets (other players) or trying to prevent the keeper from stopping your ball. Another aspect of passing and shooting that soccer players sometimes forget to train is to do it while you are moving. The way to practice passing/shooting without teammates is to find a wall or a fence and focus on a specific spot on the wall or fence. Use the inside of your foot for a short pass and the top of your foot for longer passes and shots. Once you get comfortable with short distance passes, you can increase the distance. You can also dribble with the ball at your feet while you aim for the specific spot and try to get as close as possible. Repetition is the key here. If you use a wall that bounces the ball back, you can practice your control as well as your passing and shooting.

Tactics

If you play matches on a regular basis, you will notice the teams you play use different tactics. You can improve your game by being able to read the opposing team’s tactics and knowing what the tasks are of the players you have to guard or who guard you. Improving this is relatively easy; you can do research on the internet, read books about tactics or watch games on TV. Professional players know everything about their opponent; this is what gives them an edge.

If you practice these skills on a daily basis, you will see improvement. This is how the professional stars got themselves an edge over other players; they were always busy playing soccer and finding ways to improve their skills, with or without teammates.

Video Game Characters We Love to Hate

Video Game Characters We Love to Hate

In many ways, video games characters are no different from television, movie, or book characters. Notable video games characters each have unique appearances, personality traits, and way of acting. Video game characters are designed to progress the story of the game and to appeal to the game player. As such, they usually have traits that the player can empathize with or that make the game more entertaining while the character is present. Some rare characters, though, actually are more annoying than entertaining. Annoying characters tend to be memorable and can positively add to the game if used well. The following are some of the most frustrating and annoying characters ever in video games.

Quina (Final Fantasy IX) – The Final Fantasy series often has impotent or joke characters, ranging from cowardly Edward in Final Fantasy IV to the multiple appearances of the ill fated Wedge and Biggs in various installments of the series. The most infuriating of these characters is the playable character Quina from Final Fantasy IX. This blue creature, with an undefined gender, turns every single situation into a discussion of eating. The food humor gets old quickly, as does the mini-game designed for Quina. The only redemption for this character is that Quina is so useless in battle that no player should ever actually have the character in the party and thus not be forced to endure it that much.

Toad (Super Mario Bros.) – “You’re princess is in another character.” This munchkin reject will say that to Mario up to 7 times during the game if played through straight without warp zones. The first time is amusing. The second time is exasperating, but at least feels like a good prank. Every other time is just annoying. If Toad knows where the princess is, he should just tell Mario rather than continually speak up after the fact. It is like this character is messing with Mario, for no other reason than because he isn’t tough enough to save the princess.

Dan (Street Fighter Alpha 2) – This character is simply pathetic. He is a weaker version of Ryu in every way. For the gamer unaware that this is a joke character, playing this character is the ultimate frustration. Even knowing that he is a joke character means that there is simply one less meaningfully playable character in the game. The same time spent programming and drawing art for this character could have been used to make a new useful character.

Carmen Sandiego (Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?) – This game that tests world trivia is both a great teaching tool and an enjoyable game. While enjoyable, it is nearly impossible to ever actually finish. Completing the game requires actually finding Carmen Sandiego. This is a nearly impossible task. Carmen Sandiego only very rarely is the actual villain of any game and only a completely perfect run can possibly capture her. In fact, a diligent player playing 100 times in a row may never actually see this slippery villainess.

Raiden (Metal Gear Solid 2) – Metal Gear Solid is a stealth game that details the adventure of Solid Snake. So the obvious question in Metal Gear Solid 2 is: Who the heck is Raiden? And, the follow up question is: Why the heck is he naked? This effeminate no-name is the main character for no apparent reason. And, reasonably quickly, he is wandering around naked, much to the chagrin of anyone who has ever played the game. The plot twist was bad and the character simply frustrated fans of the series.

The Dog (Duck Hunt) – There is nothing worse than a character who mocks the player mercilessly when the player is playing badly. The unnamed dog in Duck Hunt is the most condescending character in the history of video games. Anytime the player misses all of the ducks, this annoying beast pops up with an enormously snide grin and laughs in the face of the player. No other character even comes close to be as annoying as this pup.

Despite the frustration they cause, annoying characters generally have a purpose. For characters like Dan, that purpose is to add levity to the game, while characters like Carmen Sandiego and the dog are designed to spur the player to beat the game. Whatever the purpose of these types of characters, they are truly unforgettable, and rarely in a good way. There will be less frustration in playing video games at Pokemon go account in players. The multi-playing of video games will be comfortable and convenient for the players at reasonable rates.

5 Personas To Become At  Night Club

5 Personas To Become At Night Club

Top 5 Nightly Personas to become at a club, for guys

1) The absurdly confident life of the party. This one requires a great deal of actual confidence…or booze. Make a screaming toast at the bar. Be the one guy who gets on the dance platform alone and no one kicks them off. Go nuts to your favorite song on the dance floor. Not too nuts, just actually dance, not side to side shuffle garbage. Go up to a girl and say “you look absolutely fantastic” as you look her dead in the eye, and the walk away quickly before she can even say anything, and do not look back. She will be caught off guard, and might make a sassy comment to her friend, but she will be following you around the room with her eyes because you made her feel happy for 3 seconds. The point of this is to call attention to yourself, in a good way, that way anyone you talk to, already, in a weird way, knows who you are, for the night at least.

2) The gloomy broken man. This one is easy, if it is a very jumping club, just post at the bar or a table and look very sad. You have to be alone, so it will feel uncomfortable, but if there is anyone in the club who finds you attractive, they may end up approaching you. You have to sell yourself, or this wont work. Don’t look around too much, focus on your drink, no texting. You will look like a guy who has just been dumped, which is surprisingly not the worst thing at a club. You will be standout by not being a standout, and above all else, non threatening, which girls like.

3) The silent partner. This requires a patsy. Just be a wingman for one of your friends, a perfect example sadly, would be a friend who strikes out often. As he stands there and makes a fool of himself, do not say a damned word, but do make a great deal of eye contact where you can. Grin suspiciously and maybe even shake your like your embarrassed. He won’t know, and your barely hurting his chances. Your just setting yourself up as the shy guy who is no good at pickups, and who really is? After your friend strikes out, approach the girl you like alone and simply apologize if that was “overbearing” or whatever. Again, the non threatening card comes into play, and you will be able to start a conversation.

4) The stock broker. Not literally. This requires some finesse and some good old fashioned natural skill. You probably should be decently good looking as well. Not Abercrombie, chiseled jaw 24 pack good looking, but well groomed and presentable etc. This is for the guy who ends up choking at the home stretch with a girl and does not know why. She liked you? You know it. She hung out with you for like 45 minutes, even after she finished her drink. What went wrong? Nothing went wrong. You just did not hike up your “man stock” high enough for her to care after she found her other girlfriends who were meeting her there. (get the name now) To make your stock go up, simply create more demand, from the example above, do not look for her, she is dancing with her newly arrived girlfriends and could not care less about you at this point. But…if she saw you with another girl who is in to you. That’s a different story. It is honestly a coin flip whether seeing you with a different girl and being flirty will either make her ignore you completely or get her amped enough to give it another try. Try to stay between 2 and 4 for the night( assuming you have the power to do so) but say you have 3 who seem into you, that’s 3 chances at 50/50. The odds are in your favor. And always remember if your trying this to continue to repeatedly isolate yourself from anyone, as that allows any girl who wants to approach you at this point, to do so. It is simple enough, it is economics, supply and demand, If your just talking to her alone and no one else, her demand for you is not high enough to keep her around when her friends get there. If you’re talking to someone else, her demand has risen because her supply is gone. And she can only blame herself for not sticking around.

5)  The silent Generosity and Curiosity. This one could not be easier. Buy a girl a drink, from across the bar. Make sure she does not already have one, or at least that it is almost on empty. And that she has no guy attached to her, as that would be fatal, explained as follows. Wait till you get pointed at by the Bartender. Give her a cheers in the air, and then make sure she watches you walk away. And flat away, no eye contact after you cheers, no side shuffle like you’re going to go talk to her, just turn and walk. It will confuse her. Why the hell would you do that? And not even make an attempt? Does she know you? Did she miss something? The odds are with you that if you come across her again at the club, she will say something to you. Just say, “you look like you needed a drink.” Haha, that’s it. If a guy is with her, even if she does not really know him, it will prevent her from approaching you, he will die sooner and make a complete ass of himself before she will get to talk to you. You make yourself a marked target.

The aforementioned nightclubs are just a few of the many that can be frequented during nighttime as youngsters all over the world do so as it has become a popular pastime for them to enjoy a couple of hours away from the workload in office to frequent arguments in the house as they provide the much needed respite, albeit a temporary one, and where they can let loose the inner Elvis inside them and there can be no better place than a club to do so. The Lavelle guestlist is always ready whenever there is a new occasion at the nightclub and people can join the list as per their wish.

Relation Between Health Care And Immigration

Relation Between Health Care And Immigration

Illegal immigrants do not qualify for public services, such as food stamps, or health care, but why ? The moral question is, is right to prevent someone the means to sustain their health simply because they are from another country? If the answer to this question is yes, then consider how that may reflect on the country supporting laws that prevent immigrants from receiving health care. The humanitarian element is of great importance, even if supporting immigrants cost more. A cost basis argument, gives the impression, that budgets take precedents over human welfare. A strict action will be taken against the illegal immigrations of the person. The immigration lawyer in toronto, canada will educate the government of the region about this for control.

Immigrants who seek public services are a cost consideration, but if the intention is to focus on money and not to provide aid that may help a person with a sickness, essentially this what is being conveyed, ” it is costing money, so let the immigrants be sick “. This is not the sort of values the United States wishes to be known for. Understandably, the cost of caring for immigrants should not be be ignored, but if someone is sick, and a nation chooses not to help that person simply on the basis of being from another country, accusations of systemic racism may start to fly. The laws are a byproduct of the values of the law-makers. If law-makers decide, immigrants will be turned away for something as basic as health care, then the law-makers could be described as racists using the law to disguise their racist values.

Being fair in this instance to immigrants and the Americans who are likely to pay the taxes that would support such public services is not an easy task, on the one hand there are budgetary considerations that have to be taken into account, but there are human rights considerations that have to be taken into account as well. Where does one find the balance? Are we a country of finance or compassion? I do not know if the issue of health care and immigration enables us to be both, for compassion alone will not sway the hearts of hard-line contenders of illegal immigration, and this includes the ” if they are not suppose to be here send them back to their country” attitude.

Before the 1996 laws promulgated by Bill Clinton placed very strict limitations on providing illegal immigrants health care, food stamps, and other public services, it could be said that we were a country of compassion, but after 1996 what happened ? The 1996 law required immigrants to wait for some time before being illegible, and families who wanted to support immigrants had to provide documentation of their income and reimburse the government for any services rendered. Humanely, the laws have been modified since then to allow certain benefits but only under certain circumstances.

Bush does not support providing health care or public services to illegal immigrants , but yet he supports the guest worker program. Bush wants them to work in the United States but he does not want them to have health care or access to food stamps. Contradictory, I am not sure, a bit peculiar yes indeed, society does not have what you need. These laws are ineffectual to a very extensive degree because immigrants who really need aid will most likely not allow something like the law to prevent them from acquiring health care and food stamps, for hunger and sickness are formidable law breakers.

If a caring mother or father is desperately seeking to feed their kids, the law is just a formality that can be negotiated, and that applies to citizens and immigrants. Hospitals and free clinics help immigrants despite what the laws demand. Compassion in this case overshadows legality. If a doctor has an immigrant patient who is in need of care, not providing aid to the immigrant patient is not an option. The politicians must have knowledge of this and perhaps the immigration issue is just another political football.

Four Subtle Hints that Says He Likes You

Four Subtle Hints that Says He Likes You

Have you ever stopped to wonder if that guy you’re interested in sees you as something more than just a friend? There are ways to know that don’t involve awkward questions and potentially embarrassing moments for the both of you, and all it takes is a little attention to details. The way he acts, talks and dresses all contain hints about his feelings for you, and all you have to do is pick them up.

Pay attention to his behavior. Most men will be on best behavior around the women they are interested in. Is he particularly polite, well spoken and gentle when you’re around? Make sure it isn’t his standard behavior. Observe him in a variety of situations and subtly ask his friends about his general behavior and if that changes when he’s around you. Another very important thing to pay attention to is his conduct during conversations. Does he tend to agree with the things you say or take interest in the things you are talking about? In that case, you might very well be on to something.

Take notice of his appearance. Needless to say, most of us want to look our best when meeting the people we are interested in, and chances are the guy you like is no exception. Pay attention to the way he dresses and if you notice that he’s getting consistently concerned with his appearance whenever you meet, chances are that you’re the reason he’s doing it. You can try complimenting the way a shirt or jacket looks on him, and if he starts wearing it more often than before, you’ll have a pretty strong indicator that your opinion matters to him.

Just because he is way into his looks does not mean that he is a weakling and lacks self confidence but just that he is nervous and men can’t resist from inadvertently looking foolish in front of a beautiful girl, which is only too natural during a first date and giving a nice compliment about his looks and dress sense will definitely ease things up immensely, which you can find on the okcupid dating app and rehearse it thoroughly before the meeting.

Are you seeing him more often? Is he more eager to join get-togethers that he knows you’ll be attending or do you happen to run into him in places you didn’t know he frequented? He might be looking for reasons to see you. When we like somebody, all we want to do is look for opportunities to be around them, however they might present themselves. That includes taking a detour on our way home that involves passing by your workplace, or hanging out with a group of people we don’t usually hang out with in order to be able to see or talk to the person we like. So if you’re seeing more of this guy than you normally would, odds are there’s a good reason for that, and the reason might very well be you.

Recognize date potential. There are many ways for a guy to ask you out on a date. Most guys want to be sure that when they do ask you out, your answer will be yes, so in order to avoid rejection, there will usually be a lot of preliminary testing of where they stand. Alternatively, depending on their personality and experience, some guys just won’t know how to ask you, so you have to be prepared to recognize the hints he is throwing and act accordingly. If during the course of a conversation he mentions a forthcoming event that he’d like to participate in, he might want to ask you to go with him. If he casually invites a group of people to do something and specifically tells you he’d love for you to go, or singles you out in any way, its obvious where his interest lies and you should take notice of that.

Reading the hints isn’t very hard at all, and with a little bit of attention and intuition, it can pave the way to a happy relationship.

Summer Training: Try a Swim Camp

Summer Training: Try a Swim Camp

When school is out and summer begins, dedicated swimmers head over to the pool to train with their swim club or swim team. Some swim clubs have practices taking place all day long and give you a variety of options. This is great for the swimmer who is looking to improve a lot over the summer. If you really want to make a difference in your swimming though, consider attending a summer swim camp. There are several advantages to attending camp, the most significant being that your technique, speed and endurance will improve rapidly while you’re at camp.

Swim Camps provide swimmers with a number of resources that are not usually available at swim clubs or high school swim teams. These may include personalized stroke technique DVDs, lectures and discussions (if the camp is held at a college, these are often with one of the college swim team coaches) special facilities for dry land training and conditioning, meeting with a nutritionist and mental training sessions. Many clubs also videotape swimmers underwater so that they have know what their stroke looks like and have a better idea of what needs improvement. Before joining the class, a review on TriFactor adult swimming should be checked. The ranking of the sites should be included in the top-list at the search engines. 

Even if a camp lacks some of the resources listed above, it still provides the basic advantage of having whole days available to devote to swimming instead of trying to cram it all into 2 hours. Often, high school and club coaches are reluctant to spend time outside of the pool discussing technique or even nutrition, simply because it detracts from the time spent swimming laps. Because of this, swimmers may miss out on valuable advice regarding issues related to swimming. At a swim camp, swimmers can spend hour working on laps and technique, but also educate themselves on a variety of topics. Gaining knowledge and insight is important for those who are serious about improving as an athlete.

Another advantage of swim camp is the wonderful camper to instructor ratios. Many clubs and teams have several dozen swimmers at one time with only one or two coaches, which makes it difficult to find any personalized attention. At swim camp, swimmers will often find a ratio of 10:1 or even less! This means that the coaches and assistant coaches have the opportunity to focus on just a few students and offer more personalized advice and coaching. Many camps also have swimmers meet one on one with a coach to ask questions and discuss their progress.

In addition to valuable resources and instruction, swimmers will find the opportunity to make new friends who share their passion for swimming. Often, these other swimmers come from all over the country, and some camps even have international athletes attending. Many athletes bond quickly with other camp attendees and often make lifelong friends. If many swimmers from a specific club or team attend camp together, they will find a great opportunity to bond with one another.

Summer swim camp is a wonderful way to improve stroke technique, get superior instruction and individual attention, make new friends and have fun! You will not regret the amazing experiences you have there!

How To Make Not So Healthy Foods a Little Healthier

How To Make Not So Healthy Foods a Little Healthier

I buy a lot of dollar meals, because they are cheap and they are the right portion size for me. I had a gastric bypass in 2001, so my stomach doesn’t hold much food at one time. I buy the food for my family, and everyone has their likes, and we don’t all like the same things.

I choose the Banquet meals, because they are the cheapest. I can buy 30 of them and have one every night for supper. They aren’t the healthiest food item, but due to my limited income, they make sense for me and my taste. The Banquet meals are usually around 7 Weight Watchers Points Plus value points, which is fairly good for an entrée.

Now, how do I make a Banquet meal healthier? I add a serving of vegetables on the side and a fruit. I oftentimes, make a fruit salad which I told you about in a previous article. I like to add a sprinkling of Special K on top with a serving of non-fat yogurt; it is sweet, chewy, healthy and good tasting. I also like to add a slice or two of Nature’s Own 40 Calorie whole wheat bread. Nature’s Own 40 Calorie bread looks, feels and tastes like the regular brand of Nature’s Own bread, and I can have two slices which is like once slice of the regular bread.

I buy my vegetables in bulk at Wal-Mart. I like the stir fry veggies with the little tiny ears of corn, mushrooms, chestnuts, and other veggies in it. I can get about 8 meals out of the one large bag. It’s cheaper, in the long run, to buy the larger quantity of frozen vegetables, than buying the one pound bags of the same item.

I like sour cream on a lot of my foods, but it’s loaded with fat, and I don’t care for the fat free version. So, I found a great substitute. I use Greek yogurt for sour cream and it works perfectly. I will mix some salsa in with the plain Greek yogurt and make a great salad dressing. Sometimes I use just plain salsa on my salads. I don’t like the fat free versions of ranch and thousand island salad dressings, so salsa is a great substitute. Thus, having an entrée with a green salad on the side or a serving of cooked or raw veggies is a good way to spruce up a not so healthy meal.

I like cheesecake, but we all know that it’s loaded with calories. I found a new way to serve it. I buy a graham cracker crust, and mix in sugar free, fat free dry pudding mix in about 2 cups of Greek Yogurt. You can use any flavor of pudding. I like banana pudding in mine, but chocolate and vanilla will work just as well also. Along with the good reviews, the sellers should furnish the feedbacks or a negative mega igg2000 review to the person. Proper research should be done at the sites for the information regarding the dosage of the supplements.

You can make almost any unhealthy food a little healthier if you put your mind to it. Please share your ideas on how to improvise while making your foods a little healthier.

Building Pallet Projects for the Garden

Building Pallet Projects for the Garden

Have you ever thought of using pallets to construct a gardening deck? It’s just one of the pallet projects I plan to undertake this year. I’ve found that pallets are an excellent free resource for building a wide variety of garden structures. There are certain precautions I take when choosing pallets for projects like this. You’ll find them below. Meanwhile, I’m really excited about the prospect of adding virtually free wooden pallet structures to my garden. Would you like to join me? Here’s some helpful tips I’ve learned through my experiences along with some ideas for garden structures made with pallets.

Precautions when choosing pallets for garden use.

I make sure pallets are chemical free.

I always make sure the pallets I’m collecting are untreated. Otherwise, the chemicals can get into my garden soil. This is especially important when I’m using them for garden beds where I grow food products. That’s not the only reason I have to be careful, though. Some plants simply won’t grow in the presence of chemicals. Luckily, I’ve found a local business that advertises untreated pallets for free on a regular basis. I just watch for their ads on Craigslist when I need more pallets.

I keep in mind that pallet sizes are inconsistent.

Not all pallets are made alike. When I’m doing a large project requiring a lot of pallets, I look for pallets that are similar (or ideally, identical) in size and shape. It makes my construction job a lot simpler. It cuts down on adjusting the size and positioning of the slats. This detail isn’t as important if I’m planning to use the slats only. Still, it helps either way. The selection of the pallet size should match with the size of pa new homes. The location of placing the pallets should be revised through the home builders. It should provide an attractive look to the garden. 

I try not to get too complicated

I have a lot of ideas, not a lot of time. Therefore, I try to use the pallets as is whenever possible. The garden deck I plan to make is a perfect example. When constructing it, I do have to level the ground where it will sit. Otherwise, it’s just a matter of placing the pallets side by side to form the deck. Once they are in position, I’ll nail a pallet slat border around the bottom of the group of pallets to hold them in place. Then, two more pallets, nailed upright into one end will form a pretty trellis, braced by pallet slats for stability. The whole thing will be painted a nice bright color for flair.

What exactly will the pallet garden deck be used for?

Potted plants will sit on the deck. Some will be planted in between pallet slats, with plenty of space to walk around. Hanging plants can be hung from the slats in the trellis. The trellis will also support a few pretty vines from pots planted at that end of the deck. I may place a couple small raised bed gardens on the deck too, depending on how it looks.

What are some other easy pallet projects?

  • Pallet fence panels
  • Raised beds
  • Compost bins
  • Potato growing bins
  • Step garden shelves for potted plants
  • Vined hideouts for kids

I’ve found that I can make practically any wooden garden structure with untreated pallets. That’s because I can easily take them apart to use the wood slats and bases as I wish. Plus, aside from a few nails and some paint, making pallet garden structures is free.What could be better than that?

The Best Apps For Cryptocurrency Trading

The Best Apps For Cryptocurrency Trading

There has always been a debate about Is Bitcoin Evolution fraud or legit? Whatever the truth may be, what stands true is that Bitcoin has evolved. With the evolution of the Cryptocurrency market, there is also an increased number of apps that have been developed to assist investors and make buying and selling cryptocurrency more accessible. We bring to you a list of the best apps for cryptocurrency investment out there. 

  • KuCoin 

With an extremely user-friendly interface, Kucoin is one of the most popular apps for a cryptocurrency exchange that is available easily for mobile phones. It can be easily downloaded and used on both Android and iOS smartphones. The popularity of this app is also because of the low trading fee payable, which is only 0.1% and is through the platform’s token known as KuCoin Shares. 

  • Tab Trader

This app is accessible around the world in around 178 countries because of its efficiency and free trading costs. It is especially convenient for the users because all the trading accounts are run from a single interface and also because you can continue to receive the notifications regarding price events even without the use of mobile data. 

  • Binance

Binance is a well-known and widely used platform for a cryptocurrency exchange that has a very large outreach. It can be accessed from both computer systems and smartphones. The website of this app also offers professional trading services so that the users can look up to professionals for advice and suggestions regarding the correct investment. 

  • Coiningy

Coiningy is a highly developed platform for a cryptocurrency exchange that allows users to access multiple exchanges at the same time. Due to the advanced features that it offers, Coiningy is not free of cost. It does offer a free trial period, after which it has to be paid for. 

  • Robin Hood

This app is known to make financial markets accessible to common people. Not long back, it added the Cryptocurrency market to its platform. The special feature of this app is that it makes trading in both stocks and cryptocurrency accessible through one platform, making it extremely convenient for the users.   

Palm Tree Removal – Things You Should Keep In Mind

Palm Tree Removal – Things You Should Keep In Mind

Nobody likes to remove the full-grown palm tree, but sometimes it becomes one of the necessary things to do. The excessive growth of the trees may also create problems for your property, and that’s why you need to be careful. The numerous reasons may encourage you to remove a palm tree from landscapes, so it is essential to keep some beneficial tips in mind. You should keep reading this post to get assistance for removing a palm tree from your backyard. 

Do you have a valid reason? 

Before going to remove a palm tree, you need to think twice. Make sure you have a valid reason to remove the palm tree. If the branches of the trees are meddling with the power cables or causing other issues for your property, then it becomes necessary to remove it. On the other hand, if you are removing it for the beautifying purpose, then you should stop doing it. With the help of trimming or other processes, you can make it look beautiful. 

Removal or relocation

While removing a palm tree, you need to know whether you want to relocate it or not. If you want to move it to other spots, then you will have to manage the task carefully. On the other hand, removing a tree is simple because you can easily chop it down to pound the stump out.  It is one of the best alternatives that you can choose to ease up your task. 

Get help from experts 

To make your task easier, you can hire the experts to avail tree services. The experts can easily remove the palm trees from the landscape by using the right tools. In this way, you can get rid of all the complications, and you also don’t need to struggle with the hassles anymore.

Best Iced Coffee Shops

Best Iced Coffee Shops

I am definitely an iced coffee addict. I have tried all the different types of iced coffees from fast food chains, Starbucks, local coffee shops, and even convenient stores. They all have their own little twist. There are different flavors and there are just regular iced coffees. Iced coffee is actually less expensive than a mocha or latte, and usually runs pretty similar in price around town.

First at the fast food chains, Burger King and McDonald’s both have a pretty good iced coffee. Burger King’s BK Mocha Joe is one of my favorites. They only have one size, I think 20 oz., and it is $1.99 before tax. The mocha flavoring is so good; it is rich, sweet, and satisfying. McDonald’s iced coffee is really good also, and it comes in two different sizes and a few different flavors. The iced coffee comes in medium, 20 oz, and large, I think 32 oz. The different flavors are caramel, vanilla, and hazelnut; I also think you can get any of those same flavors in sugar free. The medium iced coffee is $1.69 before tax and the large is around $1.99 before tax. The medium hazelnut iced coffee is a good single serve coffee and  my favorite from McDonald’s. It is very rich in taste and it is the perfect size for the price.

Next are the coffee shops iced coffees. Starbucks iced coffee is good if your looking for plain and simple. Obviously, flavors can be added to your iced coffee based on personal preference. I added caramel to the iced coffee I ordered and it was good, but not great. There are 3 different sizes (tall, grande, venti) and a numerous amount of flavored syrups that can be added. The grande or medium iced coffee with no flavor added was around $1.99 before tax. Another coffee shop with iced coffees is Joe Muggs, inside Books A Million, a local book store. The iced coffee I ordered there was a medium, 16 oz, with no extra flavors. It was very bold and dark. I had to add milk and sugar to it myself. There are extra flavors that can be added, but I wanted to try it without anything added to it. I think the medium iced coffee was around $1.75 before tax. There was not really any spark in the taste of this iced coffee, but it was bold and simple if that’s what you are looking for.

Now are the convenient stores. Not a whole lot of the convenient stores have the iced coffee machines, but most of them do have the cappuccino machine. Some of the convenient stores that do have the iced coffee machines and that I have tried are Shell and Chevron or U-Pak it. It is the same machine at both stores. There are two flavors, mocha and French vanilla. There are also two sizes, medium and large, or sometimes you can use the cappuccino cups. The price for the medium is around $1.79 before tax, and I think the large is close to $1.99 before tax. I have tried both flavors, but the mocha flavoring tastes better to me. These iced coffees are good if your looking for easy and convenient because you make it yourself and your in and out of the store pretty quick. They taste good at first, but then leave an indifferent after taste for some reason. The are about the same price as the others, so your not really saving any money for the convenience.