I know that I am going to shock a lot of people when I go back for my class reunion this year. The last time most of them saw me, I was an overweight kid who was kind of shy. I changed though. I am fit now, and I have the confidence of ten men. I think what may also shock them is the tattoo sleeve that I now have. It is really what has helped me gain that much confidence. I was always living for other people, and wanting their approval.

When I stopped doing that, I realized I was much happier. I joined a gym and lost 50 pounds, and I started lifting weight to have the muscle that I do now. I also started getting tattoos because I love the self expression that is seen in them. I wanted something that represented strength on me, so I chose animals. ...continue reading Tattoos Just Add to My Confidence

I was hired as a professor at the Art Institute of Salt Lake City a few years ago. I looked at the different cities and towns around the institute so I could find where I wanted to live. When I came across the city of Taylorsville, I was impressed with everything that I read about it. It is only nine miles from the institute too, which is not a bad commute at all. I then did a search for apartments for rent in Taylorsville Utah to see if there were any decent apartments there.

I would much rather travel a little further if it meant having a nicer apartment, but I did not have to worry about that because I found a really great place to live in Taylorsville. The apartments at Autumn Glen are really nice, and I was impressed with what all they had to offer to me as a tenant. ...continue reading A Nice Apartment That is Close to Work

I have been running a really small business for about 5 months. I started out with a small budget and I have been growing little by little. I ended up hiring two people to help me out. I sell thrift shop items online through an auction site. When my employees told me they needed real check stubs I was a little worried about how I could go about doing that. Just as I mentioned previously, I am not making a lot of profit yet. I really worried it would cost me big money.

First, I started looking around at some very popular shopping sites to see what kind of software is available for me to use. ...continue reading This Worked for Me Much Quicker Than Expensive Software

I was helping my Dad out the other day and I realized that he must have had about thirty garbage bags full of crushed aluminum cans behind his garage. They were all covered up with this great big green tarp and at first I had no clue what could have been under there. Of course he explained that he was waiting for scrap metal prices to go back up. He said that he would take them up if the price got back up to sixty five cents, which is almost a quarter more than the current price of aluminum cans apparently. Of course that makes a lot of sense. ...continue reading My Dad Has a Whole Lot of Crushed Cans

I finally finished building my new computer, although it took me a bit longer than I expect. I messed up when I put in the motherboard and so I had to do that over again, but first I had to get them to replace the motherboard. After I got it together, it really was a lot faster than the old computer. The big thing was getting my accounts transferred I ended losing the password somehow and had to get it reset with an email from no-reply@accounts.google.com. That really did not take that long, but then I had to try to get the computer set up for all of the stuff that I do on a daily basis. There are a lot of software on my old box that I no longer have the codes for and so I can not really transfer them to the new machine. I have been searching through my home office for all of that sort of thing. ...continue reading FInished Building My New Computer

We had to move, but we needed to find a new place that would let us bring our dog. There are more places now that are pet-friendly, but not every apartment complex is. We found some downtown Asheville apartments that are nestled in among trees that are okay with us bringing our dog. Like the other places that let you bring a pet, they just have you pay a security deposit on your pet and a rental fee for them to live in your apartment with you. Years ago landlords did not allow pets because of bad owners who left a mess behind when they moved. It is getting better now that many pet owners treat their pets like kids. We even have medical insurance on our dog.

Our dog is not messy. I think I shed more than she does. We are very clean about her too. She goes to the groomers more often than my wife goes to the hair salon. ...continue reading Moving to Downtown Apartments in Asheville with Our Doggy

I work from home, so when my husband told me we had to move, the first thing I did was check out Internet availability in the area where he was being transferred to. He does the majority of his work at the office, so it would not matter to him what kind of Internet connection we had. I don't have that luxury though, but it turned out to not be a problem. When I saw that I would be able to get FiOS, all of my worries disappeared. I have had FiOS for the last few years before we had to move, so I was happy that I would be able to carry on with it in our new home.FIOS_ONT-766467 ...continue reading I Needed a Good Internet Connection

It used to be that only women and male bodybuilders or swimmers would be concerned with removal of body hair on every part of the bodies except their heads. Most cultures prize having a full head of hair but want to remove every other hair follicle on the body. Well, except for mustaches and beards on men that have made a resurgence due to millennial hipsters. Places, such as IPL hair removal in Singapore, specialize in permanent hair follicle removal. The process actually eliminates each follicle's ability to make hair. It is a process done wherever you do not want hair to grow back.

If you are a woman, you are probably very familiar with needing to shave your legs on a regular basis or use depilatory creams and foams. ...continue reading We Want Hair on Our Heads but Nowhere Else!

At first I was not going to go along with it, but I decided that there was not much to lose and that the only way to end it was to take this girl out. When I met her I was surprised at how attractive she is, but she has a really quirky personality and it is really hard to grasp at what she is saying some of the time. She told me that she works at this Singapore eyebrow embroidery place, but that did not really inform me of much. I just looked at her as though she were from outer space. ...continue reading My Friend is Trying to Fix Me Up

If you are suffering from back pain, you cannot afford to be told conflicting advice and bad back pain tips. Believing and following through with a tip you have heard from either a friend, neighbor, or even a doctor needs to be proceeded with caution. Details are often left out and not thought out carefully. As an example, if you are told to stretch, make sure you start slow! Jumping into a new routine too fast can cause severe pain and increase your chance of more pain/chronic back pain. We want to help you avoid higher levels of pain and avoid hearing the most common yet worse back pain tips ever told.Worst Back Pain Tips

Knowing how to cure and solve back pain isn’t your specialty, and when suffering from pain, you’re desperate to trust what you hear, especially if it’s from a professional. You are in desperate need so we are here to encourage and warn you of some tips you should dodge or maybe digest them with a little more caution and thought. Avoiding these back pain tips can not only save you from pain but also save you a few dollars.

Tip #4: Start Lifting Weights to Strengthen Your Back – We are supportive of exercise and have seen it help many people with back pain, and there are many forms of exercise, but lifting weights is not one to help back pain. Many times weight lifting, even if weights may seem light, can often strain your back and cause stiffness, and lead to a weaker more damaged back.

Tip #3: Take A Pain Pill – Part of this is true. Pain pills only relieve the pain temporarily such as 3 or 4 hours and the back pain comes back. You then rely on the pain pills and may not realize the side effects and damage they are causing to other organs and parts of your body.

Tip #2: Back Surgery – This is the most common statement you’ll often hear from doctors, as a way to squeeze more money out of your insurance. Some doctors are trained to think back surgery is the only way out, which isn’t always bad, as some people don’t have another option. For those that have options, we recommend back surgery to be your last resort. Back surgery can cause stiffness after a couple years, and may remain long-term. Back surgeries are the most common failed surgeries. In fact, it’s so common that there is an official medical syndrome called (FBS) Failed Back Syndrome, or, also known as (FBSS) Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.

Tip #1: Make Sure You Get A Lot Of Rest, Don’t Move Around Too Much –  This advice is often told to patients who are injured, although lying in bed or being a couch potato only stiffens your back and  causes lots of  built up tension. We encourage all of our readers to walk everyday as it loosens up stiffness in our lower back and helps release tension. Lying around will only make the problems worse. Although, be sure to only walk the speed and distance you are most comfortable with.

We hope you stay away from these back pain tips! To be reminded more often, sign up to our mailing list to the right. You will also be updated on new information relating to all things concerning back pain relief! OK now,what is the best way to relieve back pain, here is our recommended Product: Textrade Mattress!Textrade Mattress

Wake up refreshed and well rested after a long night of sleep on the Textrade King size mattress. The king size mattress designed with eleven inches high interior spring pillow located on the top of king mattress in a box provides convenience and comfort with its compact boxed packing and ergonomic design. This mattress features a 2 ½ inches pillow top of 20 Denier of layered foam to offer additional softness.

Underneath, the top layer pillow is the one thousand pocketed coils which are adjustable to support the body for a good night sleep. The fifteen gauge steel tempered coils help additionally to minimize the motion disturbances that cause by turning and tossing. In order to avoid sagging along the mattress edges, there is a border wire that runs around the mattress perimeter. It is incorporated with special coils to support the four corners of the Textrade king size mattress.

Product Features

  • Vacuum sealed and compressed for shipment, built-in wheels and handle on the box for at ease mattress relocation
  • King size mattress is assembled with 1000 15gauge hard steel coils for slight motion disturbance as well as body support along with border wire all over the perimeter.
  • Plush two and ½ inches thick pillow upper layered 20 denier foam: the mattress is covered with Damask quilted fabric
  • King size mattress from Textrade inner top design has a spring pillow use with bed frame platform or other frame centrally supported.
  • Measures 80 inch L by 60 inches W by 11 inches H- 5 year limited warranty
  • 100% made of polyester


The Textrade king size mattress provides lots of support and comfort to your body. It also offers additional padding located on the top of mattress to offer additional comfort. And because of the pillow, this makes the mattress lack firmness but still absolutely comfortable. Because it is built with one thousand coils, it supports and gives a natural and proper spine alignment.

This king size mattress is obtainable in a very reasonable price. The packaging is designed for shipping expediency as the Textrade king size mattress comes in its box, vacuum sealed and rolled. It is built with a handle and wheel in order to facilitate moving it easily from your front door all the way to your chosen bedroom.


Because of unique packaging of this king size mattress, it might not deflate to eleven inches as being showed. Most customers stated that this mattress only deflates at 8 or nine inches. Since it was created with one thousand coils, expect the comfort and the softness provided by this mattress.

Customer Review

The Textrade king size mattress received 4.6 out of 5 stars. Out of 30 customers, 23 of them rated the mattress with excellent five stars.


The Textrade king size mattress steps up when it comes to comfort, quality, affordability and set features. It is now easier to decide for those who are planning to purchase a pillow top mattress but doubting about what is the best one that possesses good quality. The Textrade king size mattress provides comfort and is accessible in a very reasonable price for you to experience a good night sleep.


Let me give you a little intro about myself; I work in tech field, just moved to US from Europe and Asia where I lived. Before buying a new house, I stayed for a while in a hotel. I needed to set up the house as early as I could. For the last couple of weeks, I have been researching a lot about mattresses and their types.LUCID 12 Gel Memory Foam Mattress

Now I have been quite hands on about the various types of mattress. There are spring mattress, memory foam, coir, gel memory foam and latex. I chose to buy Memory foam because of the following points:

  1. The exclusive quality of memory foam mattress is that it disperses pressures across large area of the back to keep the back healthy.
  2. It is long lasting with a 25 years of unbeatable warranty.

I also found out that best memory foam mattress 2016 hold heat which may be desirable for cold climates but it was not my requirement. There are types of foam mattresses which are designed to lessen the impact of heat. These are as follows:

  1. There are forms of memory form designed to let air circulate the mattress. I have no idea regarding their practicality but they are certainly cheaper.
  2. Another type is the Gel-memory foam which are designed with a gel layer on the top of memory foam. I cannot go into lots of details but I am pretty sure this type is quite practical but it is priced somewhat higher.
  3. A third type is the combination of the above two types.

I chose the third option suitable for myself. Now the next step was to find a quality company sicnce there are a good number of brands out there. I finally decided to buy 12 inch LUCID- LinenSpa Gel-memory foam mattress. This is a good quality and pricey product. It had only 42 reviews when I bought it, much lower than hundreds of reviews other products received. As I had done a great deal of research on the mattresses, I was very certain that I made the right choice.

In a nutshell, my decision was based on the following four points, provided by the mattress company on its product description:

  1. Special Lucid memory foam mattress added in the mattress to retain and disperse heat.
  2. Disposable silver-infused cover which has been treated with antimicrobials and hypoallergenic.
  3. The pin-core technology to let air circulate the top layer and adjust sleeping temperature.
  4. A 25-Year warranty and open cell construction designed to add durability to the foam in order to resist body impressions for a long time.

The overall charges minus tax and delivery was $449. Now I will just give you a short and simple write up of what I experienced after using the mattress.

  • It was delivered timely
  • It was properly packed and took only 10 minutes to unpack.
  • I loved it on the first sight and the mattress cover was nice too.
  • Certain smell was there but it wasn’t much and quickly dissipated.
  • I used the mattress and found it firm but soft to the perfection. The pressure on back is evenly distributed and it just felt I am swimming on the clouds!
  • I would probably write another review after some months of use.

Auto insurance is a must have for all drivers. The following article will give you a number of helpful tips which you can use to figure out the perfect insurance policy for your unique situation.

Cut back on how much you drive every year to save some money on your premiums. Most insurance providers will actually decrease the amount of your premium by decreasing the number of miles you drive less.

Many people believe that auto insurance premiums do not begin to decrease until a young drivers once they reach 25.

Your vehicle’s make and model is the size of your monthly insurance payment. If you want to save as many dollars as you can, choose a safe, modest vehicle.

You can purchase insurance that covers more than just the state minimum if you so choose. Your premium might be more expensive, but some are worth the added expense. Uninsured motorist protection is a means to protect yourself from drivers who do not having insurance.

Property damage liability is important to buy with any auto insurance policy that you must get. This portion of liability coverage will pay for any damages caused by your car accident. There are only three states that do not have this as a compulsory item.

Sports Car

Trade in your sports car for something more moderate vehicle. Insurance is more expensive for insuring a sports car. Sports cars are targets of theft, which further raises the cost of insurance.

Insurance rates vary due to the chances of theft or accident, and in general rural areas and suburbs have lower rates than cities.

Insurance Policies

You might be able to save money on your car insurance by obtaining a bundled insurance policies. Try to find these deals and insure both your house and your vehicle in one. Make sure to compare the cost of combining your home and decent coverage; in some cases two separate insurance policies is still a better choice.

This is something to give a good amount of consideration to as it can dramatically raise the price that you will pay. This will also offer protection if your interests in case you are hit by someone without insurance.

Talk to your own insurance agent if you’re thinking of switching companies due to a quote from another company.

Always try to remember the costs of insurance before purchasing a car. Auto insurance companies look more favorably on safer automobile. You should always include this expense as a part of your budget whenever you will purchase.

Consider paying the entire annual cost of your premium all at once. There may be extra fees for paying in installments or monthly payments.

The lowest rates aren’t the best deal.

You will want to keep a good record of the insurance bills you have paid. This proof is important in case there is a dispute with your insurance company.

You will have to pay a lot more compared to someone with a good record, but remember that different insurers may treat you differently. Some insurance companies specialize in getting good rate.

Consider eliminating the coverage of a rental in your policy to save money. You are probably paying for it, even though you pay for it. Removing it will save you money, especially if you rarely or never use it.

Car Insurance

It is important to have car insurance and not take a huge risk when it comes to driving. If you have car insurance, you can protect yourself in the instance of a car accident. These tips should be used to help you along with your search for an insurance company.