Using the washing machine properly

The washing machine is an indispensable equipment in the modern family, this machine helps the housewives decrease a lot of works and they have more time to care family and themselves. But how to use the washing machine properly, not perishable and security it is very necessary for all users.



Currently, the market has quite a variety of washing machines with famous brands such as Sanyo, Electrolux, Toshiba, Panasonic, LG,…. Besides, depending on the machine and clothes you will choose a cleaning regime. The high-end fabrics such as silk should choose light cleaning; normal clothes fit mode, only thick clothes like: kaki, jean will use the strong cleaning mode. There are many problems around this tool but two basic factors which I think you must know including: how to use it in the first time and some important notes if you want to use the washing machine for several years.

How to use the washing machine in the first time

Reading carefully the guidebooks accompanied with the washing machine

Most of people think that they knew how to use it and it is very simple for using and they will skip the guidebook. It is a wrong thinking because you maybe use incorrectly. Therefore, your washing machine is very perishable and short time use. So you should read the instruction book before using with two following purposes: Continue reading »

How to build a home gym for the whole family?

Do you like sport? What sport is your hobby? Where do you go to play it? How long do you exercise a week? There are so many questions around the sport because exercising will bring a good health for us. That is the reason why nowadays a lot of people spend their time or try to arrange the time to play sport. The main purposes are for relaxing and getting the healthy. However many people like it too much and they can not arrange something to play sport frequently and they decide to build a gym for the whole family at home. That is a great idea. A gym in house will bring a lot of convenient for all of members in the family. I want to introduce to you how to build a gym at home. And I hope it will be very useful information to help you invest a nice gym for your family.



A gym in your house has a lot of benefits

Have you ever thought about investing in a home gym? Actually there are the different opinions about it but a home gym has two big benefits which no one can deny it such as:

  • There are many reasons for creating a home gym. For some people, they want to go to the sport clubs where they can meet some friends for learning and sharing a lot of things. It makes them feel happier than at home. However, for others there is a gym at home which means you can exercise at home anytime and you can control your children. Exercising at the outside will probably lose a lot of time to travel and spend your costs. So a gym in the house has a big convenient.
  • In additional, a home gym will give the opportunities to promote your potential exercising and help you maintain the regular physical.

Therefore, just a little ingenuity in the design as well as the arrangement you can absolutely get an exercising space in your house.

How to build a home gym for the whole family?

A small room should install some suitable exercise equipments like: a treadmill, a mini trampoline, a fixed bicycle, some fitness equipment…. It also depends on your investment for this room. Besides four following important elements contribute to make your home gym become more attractive in this small space: Continue reading »

Tips to use the air conditioner to protect the health of mother and baby in Winter

Today, many families use the air conditioner to have the good sleep. Some people have a habit to use it in four seasons. However, many people think that turning on the air conditioner with high temperature will affect to the health of mother and baby so much especially in Winter. Actually doctors have the different views on this issue. Thus, using air conditioners in Winter is good or not good for the health of mother and baby? In this writing I will give some useful tips for you.


Characteristics of Winter when using the air conditioner

  • In Winter the climate is often cool and high humidity in the air so you will have cold and runny nose. When you have a habit to use the air conditioning in the closed room you should adjust the reasonable temperature around 27 ~ 29 degrees Celsius to avoid the vagaries of weather and some diseases such as: cough, sore throat, bronchial diseases. Besides, you must wear long sleeves to keep warm for baby.
  • Do not use a humidifier or put the bowls of water into the room where having the air conditioner because it is too wet. Manufacturers were calculated to produce the moisture for conditioning. So the closed room and too wet will be a good condition for the development of viruses and bacteria.

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Headphones – hazardous to your health?

Bike-HeadphonesFlorida police called it an accident waiting to happen: two teenagers riding bikes and a vehicle weaving back and forth between lanes.

One of the young women heard the car tires screech as the driver lost control. She was able to move to safety, sparing herself serious injury. The other teenager never heard anything – her headphones were the reason. The impact killed her instantly.

You won’t see “Killer Headphones” in the newspaper headlines, but medical and safety experts agree: Headphones can be hazardous to your health.

Rachel found that out. A high school senior, Rachel took up jogging to stay in shape. One day she returned from running and noticed a ringing in her ears. The ringing disappeared after a few hours, but Rachel decided to check it out with her family doctor.

It turned out that when Rachel’s feet were pounding the pavement, her headphones were pounding hard rock into her ears. The music damaged the nerve endings in her ears and caused the ringing sensation called tinnitis.

Damaging Decibels

Hearing is a fascinating – though complex – phenomenon. Sounds enter your outer ear and strike the eardrum, then progress into the inner ear, where hairlike nerves start to vibrate. This vibration triggers the auditory nerve, which transmits a message to the brain. The message is what you interpret as sound.

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Why my kitchen rules?


What I learned while renovating the most important room in my house.

THERE are a few people I’d like to thank for my beautiful new kitchen:

One: the husband, who did all the grunt work while his wife sat back writing an appliance wish list.

Two: my foodie friends, the ones who actually cook and know the difference between an electric citrus juicer and a lemon.

And three: the celebrity chefs whose blasted kitchen ads turned out to be – oh, never thought I would say this – true.

There are myriad ways you can tackle the trial and expense of renovating your kitchen, that is, once you’ve decided against taking the path of lesser resistance by walking the Kokoda Track instead.

Having survived the experience, however, I reckon the biggest lesson is one that applies no matter the circumstances: “Who?” is an easier question to answer than “What?”

“What” is the Gordian knot of kitchen design. What your new kitchen will look like, and what appliances you will buy at what cost, is the sum of a thousand different, interrelated, highly emotive and effectively irreversible decisions you will be making under pressure and with presumably no previous understanding of kitchen Esperanto (more on that later). Is it any wonder so many throw the Home Beautiful mags away and hand the Gordian knot over to Bunnings?

So unless you are a dab hand at designing your kitchen on Google SketchUp, know that answering “who” might not take the knot away but will make it easier to untangle.

The first “who” is the person who uses the kitchen the most, because only they know what they can and can’t live without.

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How to Choose the Right Paint Sprayer

Paint sprayers are incredibly useful tools when it comes to either hard to reach areas, or when you have to paint a large surface. They offer a fine finish, and paint very quickly, especially if you are using the right paint type for your paint sprayer. There’s a multitude of sprayer types, and, to choose the best paint sprayer for you, you must find out a few things:

  1. Type of paint/stain – some paint sprayers can’t use certain paints: e.g. a HVLP paint sprayer can’t handle thick latex paint
  2. The size of a surface – paint sprayers range from cup sprayers that are the cheapest and are used on small projects to normal air sprayers that are used for larger projects as they create overspray.
  3. Volume – there is no use wasting your money on a huge sprayer when all you have to paint is a doorknob. Same goes for the reverse – it will be tedious to paint a side of a house with a cup sprayer. Consider how much paint you are going to use up before you buy a paint sprayer.
  4. Last but not least, the budget – you can expect the cheapest budgetmodels to clog up, and the expensive ones to output a lot of power. With that said, you have to understand that if you are going to use the paint sprayer once a year to paint a small surface, you don’t need the most expensive unit, but if you paint often, the cheap units clogging up will waste a lot of your time, and may not be worth the money you saved.

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Sleeping on air install a Select Comfort mattress for a good night’s rest. (Do-it-Yourself)

There’s nothing more restful than sleeping on a mattress that’s just the right firmness for you, but the mattress that comes standard in your RV is often not as firm or as soft as you may want. That was the case with the mattress in our new trailer, so it wasn’t long before we replaced it with a Select Comfort air mattress, which can be adjusted to any firmness.

Select Comfort Air Mattress

A Select Comfort mattress is not your father’s air mattress. It looks like any other luxury mattress, and the pressure is adjustable simply by pressing the buttons on the remote control. We opted for the dual-chamber model because each side of the bed can be adjusted for pressure independently of the other side.

An air mattress has two other benefits for RVers. First, it weighs much less than a conventional mattress, and second, that lighter weight makes it easier to lift the bed platform for access to the underbed storage area.

Installing the mattress

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Really cookin

Outfit your kitchen just like a professional chef, but don’t get burned by price — it may cost $20,000 or more

In simpler times, remodeling a kitchen meant repainting the wood cabinets and laying vinyl tile on the floor. Today, a kitchen overhaul might include custom cabinetry, granite countertops, and restaurant-quality appliances — to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.

kitchen remodel

Nearly a third of all homeowners plan to remodel their kitchen or bath in the near future, making kitchen makeovers one of the top home projects, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

As advances in technology and design make it increasingly possible to own the type of stove, refrigerator or dishwasher formerly found only in the finest restaurants, it has become fun to focus on the kitchen — especially if funds are not an issue.

“This gourmet-kitchen trend has been strong for the past five years in Seattle, because of the strong economy, says Bill Bevis, a distributor of Wolf, Gaggenau, Five Star and other high-end kitchen appliance manufacturers. “It’s not at all unusual to see a 25-year-old techie buying a gourmet (read: $8,500) Wolf range. These people need the high-performance range to go with the high-performance car.

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Silver Pellets and Remote Programmers

While computer professionals have not found a comprehensive cure for the Y2K disease, they have developed many partial solutions that taken together can render the Y2K bug impotent, saving brute-force software remediation by overseas services as a backup.

People keep asking me how we could have been so shortsighted as not to have foreseen the problem known as the millennium, or year 2000, bug. This question implies that we should have caught the problem at its source and not let it get to the stage where so many people are in a near panic in dealing with it. The next most frequent question posed to me is even more vexing: “You know all about computers. Why don’t you just apply a generalized fix and end this all now?” Such a fix has come to be known as a “silver bullet.” My reply is: “Do you believe in magic? I don’t. The Y2K bug involves so many different types of computers and software applications that producing a silver bullet to eradicate it is beyond my imagination.” Apart from magic, however, there are clever and insightful techniques that information technology professionals are using to control the millennium bug. We will call them “silver pellets.”


In addition to a variety of silver-pellet-type solutions, there is a completely different approach to controlling the Y2K bug that is more akin to brute force: Hire a sufficient number of computer analysts and programmers to fix all the deficient software. This can be ruinously expensive, and in most places in the United States, there is a shortage of qualified people to actually staff such an effort. However, many qualified programmers who can fill the need are available overseas, and the costs of this labor are much lower, so remote programmers have offered another approach to solving the Y2K problem. Continue reading »

Ubiquitous computer leads way to improved accessibility


THE WORLD is zooming ahead in technology, and people with disabilities ask to be taken along on the journey.

Propelling the global craft is the computer, an instrument of enormous interest to many in the estimated 15 per cent of the Canadian population with disabilities.

“As computers increased in their prominence, it was always something cited as the great solution because the potential is there to have a great range of accessibility,” says Dr. Graham Strong, director of the Centre for Sight Enhancement at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry.

Realizing that potential requires industry to build the accessibility in when it devises its products.

“For people who are vision-impaired,” says Dr. Strong, “they have to wait while someone figures out how the technology can be adapted.”

That said, Dr. Strong and his colleagues at the Ontario Rehabilitation Technology Consortium are themselves working on new devices that will adapt the tools we take for granted. For example:

A spectacle-mounted autofocus telescope allows for swift, accurate, hands-free focusing for any viewing distance, something extremely useful for those with visual impairments and limited manipulative abilities. “Just by dropping their chin slightly, the person can automatically focus on the approaching bus, even though it’s moving,” Dr. Strong says. Continue reading »