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The Importance of Play in a Child's Life

Its true that education is like a building block for a childs future. All parents dream for a better career for their childs life. Everybody wants their child to be doctor, engineer and wants to s...

Author: Harry Yadav

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Why Some Pregnancy Books Cause More Harm Than Good

With the rise in holistic medicine and alternative healing, its surprising Dr. Jennifer Barham-Floreanis Well Adjusted Babies is one of the few pregnancy books available on the subject for mothers ...

Author: Matt Cumming

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Best Advice For Breastfeeding in Public

The advice on breastfeeding seems to flow thick and fast. Please forgive the pun. Some advice is often quite prescriptive; particularly to new mothers in the beginning, from well intentioned and busy...

Author: Dawn Callery

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High Chairs for Babies - A Guide to Candid High Chair Reviews and Bargains

Parents in 2011 can relax a little bit if they are on the hunt for the perfect seat for their little one. The reason that they can is because the internet has made it so easy to find deals on brand ...

Author: Erik Yates III

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School Readiness for Boys

Is He Ready for School? Parents of 4, 5 and 6 year olds begin to wonder about first grade readiness: Is he ready for school? How is he ever going to be able to behave in school? He cant sit still...

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Benefits of Child Care Centers

There are several reasons why taking your children to quality preschools in St. Petersburg can be a huge benefit. For one, it allows you to go to work and make money, while you are reassured that yo...

Author: Monica Blish

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Methods For Earth-friendly Parents

We all want to do our part to help conserve and save the planet. Being green has become a routine for many people. However what does it mean to be a green parent, and you can do several things to ...

Author: Chad Burns

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How to Adjust Your Baby's Natural Sleeping Rhythm

Day sleeping is similar to eating, every child is different. Develop a schedule based on what you see in your baby, and once that schedule naturally forms, try to stay to it. You have to bend your s...

Author: NA

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Advice for a Healthful Baby

It is never too early to keep your babys heart healthy, and there are numerous little things that you can do just that. Probably the most critical things you should do is fill your pediatrician in ...

Author: Joseph Nedrich

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Baby Clothing You Should Get For The Baby

Congrats, you are going to have a baby! You will need lots of things for the baby. And now let the checklist making start. You want to make a couple of lists, one will be necessities that you will w...

Author: Joseph Nedrich

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30 May 2015
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30 May 2015
Best Light for Painting

The old masters like Leonardo and Botticelli set up their studio in a room with tall windows that would get a Northern light, because that's the less direct light, it remains pretty stable throughout the day, and it would not alter colors with its warmth or hue.





If you can't have a nice Northern window in your painting area, or if you need to paint when it's dark outside, make sure that your artificial lighting has a neutral light scope. Compact fluorescent lights (CFL) are good for this.



Arrange your light source and your canvas so that the light is higher than the canvas, and it's not coming from behind you. This is to avoid disturbing reflections on the painting surface, and having your shadow cast on the painting surface.

Decide Your Painting's Focus

What do you want to paint? What are you trying to represent? Maybe it's a landscape, but what is it about that landscape that inspired you to paint it? Its light? Its calm? Its liveliness?



Before you get started decide what you are trying to represent in your painting and plan the composition of your painting around it. If you work from a photograph, there is no reason to be 100% faithful to the photo layout and/or colors.





You can alter sizes, positions, and colors of things to suit your artistic goal. You can edit some trees out, add some others, and move a home or a bridge to make your compositionmore balanced.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Acrylic-Painting-for-Beginners-Step-by-Step

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30 May 2015
A DIY painting project can change the look of your home but it can also get messy.

On the scene to help solve your painting questions is Alison Victoria, the host of DIY Network's "Kitchen Crashers." Victoria appeared today on "Good Morning America" with tips on how to put together a "painting kit."

Victoria says each item in this kit should ideally be assembled before you begin a painting project.

DIY 'Painting Kit' Checklist

Tack cloth

Sanding blocks

Paint brushes

Drop cloth



Plastic drop cloth

Masking tape (Yellow for sensitive areas; green for regular)

Gloves

Glass scraper



Utility knife

Putty knife, paint scraper, 5 in 1 tool

Staple gun

Safety glasses

Painter's putty, wood filler



Tape measure





3/8" nap roller covers

Caulk gun

Roller tray with liners

Roller cage with 3/8" nap cover

4" Foam roller with tray

Towels



Extension stick

Plastic Bin

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http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/painting-101-kitchen-crashers-host-shares-tools/story?id=31315323

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30 May 2015
If you don't know a lot about working on cars, it can feel overwhelming or confusing whenever it is time to take your vehicle in for repairs or maintenance.  There is a constant fear of not knowing if you are being ripped off in regards to price, whether or not certain work really needs to be done, and if they are caring for your property in a way you would like it to be treated.



Luckily, you don't have to be some ASE certified master technician to communicate effectively with your mechanic.  Instead, you just need to know a few simple tricks that help you understand your car, and convey the information you have effectively.  This will make your life less stressful, your mechanic's job much easier, and, hopefully, your wallet a bit more padded.

Make Sure "Your Guy" Checks Out

Lots of people have this stigma in their head that all mechanics are evil and crooked and out to steal your cash.  This really isn't true, and it perfectly describes a situation where a few bad apples spoil the bunch.  Check out Yelp and similar review websites where you can examine the ratings and comments from people in your area.

If you aren't going to a good mechanic, none of these tips will be of much use to you, so this first step is vital.  Don't just go down to "the place on 7th street" because some dude in a bar mentioned his cousin once took a car there.  Do your research, or else pay the price for laziness.

Learn to Troubleshoot



If you are noticing a weird sound or are experiencing a problem, but don't know anything about cars, there is still a LOT that you can do to help your mechanic diagnose the problem.  Why is this good for you?  Because every hour of shop labor dedicated to tracking down your issue is going to cost.  Keep in mind that many places will charge more than $100 per hour of labor.  This means it is definitely in your best interest to learn how to troubleshoot.

If you are hearing a noise, investigate it.  I'm not asking you to break out a toolbox.  Instead, break out a piece of paper and make up a "fact sheet".  Just write up some bullet points of what you have witnessed first hand.  Some questions you might answer include:

Does the noise get louder as you drive faster?

Do you hear the sound at idle in "Park" or only when in gear?

What part of the car is it coming from?  (under the hood, rear wheels, driver or passenger side, etc.)

Does it occur ONLY when the vehicle is doing a certain function (air conditioning on, while braking, while in reverse, etc.)

What kind of sound is it?  (clunking, squealing, clicking, etc.)

The absolute worst thing you can do as a customer is simply bring in the car and say "it makes a noise."  This information is useless to mechanics, so take some initiative, turn off the radio, and try and learn something.

Again, I'm not suggesting that you suddenly become some experienced Ferrari technician overnight.  But try and be helpful.  If you say "it makes a noise" there are 1000+ different potential problems that could be causing it.  If you learned for yourself that "it makes a screeching noise while braking" you just narrowed down the potential issues from 1000 to less than half a dozen.

Use the Magic of Google to Research Prices

Go back in time 30 years, and it was pretty hard to tell if you were getting a good deal on automotive work or not.  Nowadays with the internet, there is absolutely no reason that you should be confused as to what a repair will cost you, assuming you know the issue beforehand.



You can go to websites for any of the major parts stores (NAPA, AutoZone, Advance Auto Parts, O'Reilly, etc.) and find out what different parts cost for your specific vehicle.  In most repair instances, the parts are the cheapest thing you will buy, and shop labor rates are what will really get you, but still, this can give you an idea of what you're in for.

If you have an older car that has been out a few years, you might try Googling something along the lines of "[make] [model] [needed repair] replacement cost".  Often times individual car models will have online forums dedicated to them, and you will find past discussion threads about the prices of particular repairs, which will give you a decent idea of price.  Obviously this will differ depending on what part of the country you live in, so you can never expect this type of research to be spot-on.  However, you should have some semblance of a price.

Request a Quote

If a mechanic isn't willing to give you a quote on what a repair will cost, I would be very skeptical of them.

Don't get me wrong, I generally trust these people, and understand why some can be hesitant to answer the dreaded "what will this cost?" question.  I'm sure that day-in and day-out, for years on end, they deal with people holding them too exact price-quotes, and then throwing a fit when a $7 rubber hose also needed to be replaced.





However, despite all of this, I still do not believe in leaving your vehicle somewhere for a repair you don't know the cost of, at least until you have formed a relationship with the mechanic and know that they are fair.

Usually I will say something along the lines of "Can I get a price quote for [necessary repair].  I know little things can change you can't give an exact quote, but can you give me a rough estimate of the cost?"  This is a perfectly reasonable question to ask, and anyone not willing to help you answer it is probably not the type of person you want to hand over your money and your prized possession to.



http://www.infobarrel.com/How_To_Communicate_With_Your_Mechanic

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29 May 2015

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