Author: Ian Wheeler

Coping with Back Pain – How to Ease Sore Back Muscles

Coping with Back Pain – How to Ease Sore Back Muscles

Health & Fitness
Back pain is a daily issue for many people. Knowing the causes of back pain is key to treating and preventing this painful condition. Back pain is one of the most common health ailments reported to physicians. Eight out of ten adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Poor posture, the aging process, being overweight, smoking and one's occupation are all factors that contribute towards an aching back. Back pain is often quite debilitating and is one of the most common reasons people miss work. The following are some effective ways of treating and easing sore back muscles back into shape. Get Enough Sleep to Reduce an Aching Back Back pain is common in those who do not get enough quality sleep. During sleep, the body repairs itself, and this includes sore muscl...
Take Advantage of Viral Marketing

Take Advantage of Viral Marketing

My Blog
Viral marketing is the buzzword used to describe creating and spreading interest like a virus. This can be employed to market everything from media events to household goods. Such marketing business techniques require at least one spark-generating piece of information that can be spread among Internet users in a variety of social networking formats and by e-mail. Generally speaking, to be a successful viral marketer, you must be skilled at crafting engaging marketing messages and spreading those messages across the Web. How to start your viral marketing campaign Create a captivating, high-quality video. Put as much work in the video as you might into a television commercial. Present the marketing message yourself or use the services of actors, paid or unpaid. Post the video in social net...
How to Find a Good Contractor

How to Find a Good Contractor

Home & Garden
There are many things to consider when looking for a contractor to work on your home or business. Use these simple tips to find good local professionals. Whether you are building a new extension or doing a home renovation, there are many things to consider. After finding the right location and drawing up plans, as well as finding a home improvement loan, choosing a good general contractor or independent contractor to do the work is the most important step. What to Look for in a Contractor The first thing to look for is a contractor with at least 10 years of experience in the work to be completed. References to past employers will help you make sure that their reputation is sound. Check those references as thoroughly as you can; if they have none or the references speak badly of th...
Moving Home with Kids Doesn’t Have to Be Traumatic

Moving Home with Kids Doesn’t Have to Be Traumatic

Home & Garden
Moving is stressful at the best of times, moving with kids is often like something out of a horror movie! If handled right though, moving can be made a lot easier. Depending on the age of the children, there are a few ways to make the whole transition much less difficult for the kids and for yourself. Pre-planning When you have kids, preparing anything beforehand is imperative. When it comes to moving it cannot be stressed enough how important it is. Depending on the age of your child, talk to them about the move. Explain where you are going, why and how you will get there. This can help put them at ease. Moving is stressful for adults, kids pick up on what is going on around them. Instead of racing around cursing, yelling at the removal company and anybody else within earsho...
Slicing Meat the Easy Way – How to Get Very Thin Slices of Meat

Slicing Meat the Easy Way – How to Get Very Thin Slices of Meat

Food & Drink
Getting the meat sliced thinly requires a certain finesse, because the meat has a wet slippery, soft texture. Maybe the most important tip anyone can give regarding slicing meat is keeping the piece in the freezer for half an hour or an hour. This doesn't mean that the meat should be frozen solid. For this period of time in the freezer it will be just hard enough for the cook to slice it fast and easy. For example, chicken breasts or boneless thighs will need 45-60 minutes in the freezer to become quite firm. Other meat will require a bit more time. The meat should never stay in the freezer for more than 2 hours, as that will make it become too stiff for slicing. Going Against or Across the Grain One important aspect of slicing meat the proper way is slicing relative to the mea...
Finding a Dream Property Overseas – Why Spain?

Finding a Dream Property Overseas – Why Spain?

Travel
Over the last few years, thousands of people have acquired a property in Spain, and a consistent and substantial growth in UK property prices has provided the opportunity for many people to achieve their dream of owning a second property. Reasons for considering a purchase of property in Spain can vary greatly. Some people might look for a holiday home for the family or perhaps a retirement home; others might look to make an investment on a property, perhaps to take advantage of market growth. Many of the long-standing resort areas of Spain have seen a downturn in development of property construction, which is partly due to the availability of new areas of the country. While Costa Blanca remains popular with property buyers, lesser-known parts of the country, such as Costa Calida ...
Mattress Reviews on Various Types of Mattresses

Mattress Reviews on Various Types of Mattresses

Home & Garden
Consumer mattress reviews about the advantages and disadvantages of mattress types, sizes, and brands. A consumer survey names the best-rated mattress. Consumer Search claims to be the UK equivalent of Consumer Reports in the US. The organization investigates a variety of popular products. The company provides on-line product ratings and reviews, based on owner and expert reviews, such as the best crock pots, best white and red wine, and best treadmills. On this site you can also find some very helpful mattress reviews. CS lists the disadvantages of a coil spring (innerspring) mattress: If the mattress has a pillow top, owners complain that “...pillow tops go flat long before the mattress is worn out.” The mattress doesn’t retain body heat as efficiently as other types. Th
Top Tips for Ensuring Your Items Are Safely Delivered

Top Tips for Ensuring Your Items Are Safely Delivered

Business
It’s obviously important when you are sending a business package or documents with a courier service, that the items get where you want them to safely and on time. Accidents can on occasion happen and items do get lost or damaged in transit. In the following post therefore, we will look at some of great packaging tips to reduce the chances of that happening. These tips are provided by Alan Jeremy, export manager of Versapak International. Use the Right Packaging Materials Although our first tip may sound fairly obvious, you’d be amazed how many people choose the wrong materials to pack their items for delivery. Make sure you invest in good quality packaging materials therefore, like corrugated cardboard boxes, jiffy bags, parcel straps, triangular tubes of rolled paper, tou
Starting A Beauty Salon – Have You Got What It Takes?

Starting A Beauty Salon – Have You Got What It Takes?

Fashion & Beauty
Have you ever considered running your own beauty salon? It isn't a bad investment, and the beauty industry is one of a few that have remained unchanged in the face of technological innovations. While other products and services can be obtained from the comfort of your own home, it is impossible to visit a beauty salon from your computer. That being the case, the beauty business is still booming, and people still need to look good. If you have a lot of time and a desire to make some money, then a beauty salon is the best way to go. Contrary to popular belief, starting a beauty salon is not the easiest thing in the world. Then again, if you are aware of the potential hardships involved, you might just come out ahead of the competition. Before you can really launch your business, however, ...
Next Generation in Warehouse Automation

Next Generation in Warehouse Automation

Technology
Imagine a forklift truck rolling down a narrow aisle guided automatically as it places inventory onto the racking systems along the way. The racking is standing over 40-feet tall over the warehouse floor. At the same time miniature robots are transporting the outgoing inventory to the appropriate fulfilment stations. All this makes it possible to pick 2,400 orders every hour. If you think that sounds like some kind of futuristic distribution centre or warehouse, you'd be wrong, because that's what modern distribution centres can be and are like. Automation is altering the way traditional warehouse facilities work, and companies are trying to maximise their throughput while improving the accuracy of orders. They are doing this by using MH equipment, also known as materials handling equip...