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Get Buff: How to Build Muscle Without Fat

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

Get Buff: How to Build Muscle Without Fat

 

If you’re aiming to get big, you need to know the right formula so you don’t end up gaining too much fat. This is the trickiest part of getting bulk: you need to find a workout that will allow you to build muscle, burn fat, encourage muscle growth and recovery and decrease fat gain. Finding that sweet spot is not easy and is different for everyone, but here are some of the main points you have to follow.

Say no to alcohol

This is an advice as old as time, and yet, not many people seem to follow it. Taking alcohol while bulking (even if you take the right supplements) will tamper with your protein synthesis and it will take you much longer to get back on schedule. The hangover and the general effect of alcohol will slow down the muscle recovery and it will prevent you from giving your all in the gym. Additionally, alcohol is full of calories and can cause increased fat storage, especially around the gut. So, if you’re trying to see real progress and build muscles and not fat, you should stay away from booze.

Hold your horses!

If you’re used to doing cardio every day (which is great for your heart and lungs), you might actually be harming your bulking progress. Over-exercising can destroy your metabolism, so try to take it easy with cardio; otherwise, you can find it really hard to add muscle mass and keep fat at bay. Exercising always produces adrenaline, but too much of it will cause over-saturation that can make some of your organs feel sluggish. This will slow down your metabolism and boost fat accumulation. Additionally, it can also cause your supply of testosterone to get smaller, and testosterone is highly necessary for muscle growth and recovery.

Have a proper form

One of the classic mistakes people make when bulking is lifting too much weight. However, muscle gains are really made when your muscles are already stretched out. That means you should focus on form, especially “on the way down”. Here’s an example: when bench pressing, keep the weight up for 2-3 seconds and try to slow down on your way down. Make this portion of the movement last for about 5-7 seconds. Try to do same when doing squats, curls and pull-ups.

Pick the right supplements

Supplements are great—they improve your performance and allow you to shed fat and gain muscles more easily. However, don’t think that more pills automatically mean more muscles. Getting the right type of quality pre-workout supplements and hitting the gym hard will give you the best results. Don’t concentrate on supplements so much that you neglect your workouts!

Be careful with carbs

A little excess of protein will not make a huge damage to your body, but too many carbs will eventually become fat. But you need carbs to grow! They create fuel for your body, they enhance post-workout recovery and keep your cortisol levels low so the stress doesn’t destroy your body. So, how can you find that golden ratio and get enough carbs, but not too much? Most professional bodybuilders and personal trainers advise loading up on carbs after the workout. This is the ideal way to gain muscles and keep fat from accumulating.

Keep track of your progress

If you’re serious about your muscle gain, you have to keep track of your progress ON PAPER! If you can memorize all your measurements and training statistics, then congrats—you’re a genius, but most of us can’t do that. Writing things down is your safest bet. Putting the numbers of your reps and your weight on paper will increase your chances of reaching your goal. Pro tip: sharing your goal on social media and talking about it with your friends will additionally increase your motivation.

Get enough sleep

Catching enough ZZZs is super important during bulking. If you don’t get 7 or 8 hours a night, you can seriously set yourself back and put your progress in jeopardy. Sleep will recharge your metabolism and optimize your body for fat loss!

If you follow these tips and tricks, you’ll manage to gain muscles and avoid getting fat. You’ll also feel full of energy, both in the gym and out of it, and ready to give 100% towards reaching your dream body.

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4 Tell Tale Signs That Your Relationship May Be Ending

4 Tell Tale Signs That Your Relationship May Be Ending

Breaking up is hard to do, or so Neil Sedaka would have us believe. Any relationship that ends, whether amicably or in a shouty mess is traumatic for everyone involved. You may have been devoted to the same person for years, only to witness the foundations of your bond crumbling. Trying to maintain an amicable end to a relationship is ridiculously hard, even for the most friendly of exes. Breaking up is intense, emotional and bittersweet. Although this may be a mutual decision, there will always be one person in the relationship who initiated the ‘break up’ thought. If this wasn’t you, it could be even tougher to go your separate ways.

 

Often we are caught in a state of flux with our relationship becoming more volatile alongside periods of breaking up and then making up. While the making up can be a lot of fun, the roller coaster motion of the relationship can be emotionally draining and is unsustainable. Something’s got to give. Take a look at these signs that may show you that your relationship is ending.

 

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  1. Things Are Stagnant

 

Often when we are the throes of young love or feel the initial flames of a burning passion, relationships can progress quite naturally. You may begin dating before spending more and more time together. You might introduce one another to family and friends. You move in together, and then, that’s it. For many couples, this suffices, and they build upon the foundation of their relationship with shared experiences and become closer. However, for other people, they hanker after marriage and children. Unless spoken about early on in a relationship, one party could be in for a rude awakening when they realize that their partner is not interested in a piece of paper or becoming a parent.

 

The feeling of being stagnant and going nowhere in a relationship can be crushing. You may have been tactile initially and enjoyed one another’s company. If nowadays you spend your evenings sat on separate sofas glued to a smartphone or tablet screen with barely an utterance between you, it may be time to reassess your relationship. If you want different things from your partner, you need to end the relationship sooner rather than later. The fear of being single shouldn’t keep you tied to an unfulfilling relationship.

 

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  1. Their Cute Habits Are Not Anything But

 

Remember when you first met your partner and they had the sweetest sniffly sort of giggle? Now that noise that emanates from their face every time they find something funny is driving you crazy. Or do you remember when your partner used to leave you sweet love notes in the oddest of places for you to find around your home? Now all you do is wince at the amount of paper litter dotted around your humble abode. If those traits that your partner has no longer give you the warm butterfly feelings that they once did, you may be outgrowing the relationship.

 

If you have been with your partner for a long time or you have even walked down the aisle and said ‘I do,’ it can be hard to make the break. However, firms like USAttorneys are on hand to give you impartial advice on the legalities of divorce, home ownership and assets. While the emotional side of breaking up can be testing, the practical and financial aspect cannot be overlooked.

 

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  1. You Seek Time Apart

 

Often the first sign that we no longer want to be in a relationship is our newfound ability to find any excuse not to spend time with our partner. We may head out for dinner with friends a little more often, decline the offer of dates a little more or choose to spend a night in alone with a good movie and a tub of ice cream rather than spending it with your supposed loved one. If nearly all other eventualities are more appealing than spending time with your partner, don’t fall into the trap of ghosting. This is unpleasant and unkind. Sit down with your boyfriend or girlfriend and make the break. This is easier to do if you haven’t made any sort of long-term commitment such as buying a house together or marriage. In any case, you need to talk. Unless they are in complete denial, they will know that something is awry and possibly has been for some time. Your partner may simply be waiting for you to signal the break to allow you both to carry on with your lives.

 

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  1. One Of You Is More Into The Other

 

While you may not be a commitment-phobe, the fact that your partner professed their undying love for you a fortnight after you first met may be enough for you to call a halt to the whole thing. At the same time, if you are the one who has been struck by Cupid’s arrow early on, it can be difficult to hold down your true feelings. You don’t want to appear clingy or needy when you have only been on a couple of dates. If it’s impossible to slow the relationship train down, one of you will become more emotionally invested than the other which can lead to a traumatic breakup. When someone feels suffocated in a relationship, that relationship will not end up being a long one.

 

Sit down with your partner, talk about your feelings and make an effort to take things slowly. If the next day you find a dozen roses at your door or find that your partner has lined up some apartments for you to view to potentially move in together, it’s time to break up.

 

Relationships, especially those that you thought would last forever, can be difficult to end when you have to wave goodbye to a future that you thought you had planned out. However, it’s better and healthier for all involved to make a clean break rather than make do and wallow in an unhappy relationship. For your own sanity and health, be single for a while, date when you want and enjoy getting to know yourself again.

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It Doesn’t Have To Be A Bitter Pill! The Supplements Your Man Should Be Taking

It Doesn’t Have To Be A Bitter Pill! The Supplements Your Man Should Be Taking

 

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You might show concerns about your family’s health every step of the way, but have you taken the time to consider what aspects of your partner’s health need examining? If you’ve got a hubby who is, like so many men, afraid of going to the doctor, a major health condition or worse could be right around the corner. So, instead of getting to that point, it might be best to encourage them to take the right supplements. What are the best ones as men age?

 

Boron

Not typically mentioned in the roster of essential supplements. But for men, where prostate cancer is one of the, if not the most common cancer, boron supplements will help to prevent the development of prostate cancer. Men with the highest rate of boron in their bodies are 65% less likely to develop prostate cancer. In addition to this, it’s beneficial for concentration and memory.

 

Testosterone

As men age, their hormone levels start to go awry. As testosterone provides many of the essential functions in men, including strength, they can take a testosterone supplement, or for general hormone deficiency, there are herbs like Tongkat Ali and offshoots like Eurycomanone. You can buy Eurycomanone easily online. But as men age, their testosterone levels drop, and it’s vital that men keep their levels up.

 

Omega-3

We’ve all heard by now how omega-3 is essential for overall health. Its biggest benefit is for protecting your heart. As omega-3 fatty acids keep your blood pressure under control, this will help your heart beat regularly. You can get your fill of omega-3 from oily fish such as mackerel or salmon, or you can purchase an omega-3 supplement easily over the counter.

 

Glucosamine

As men get older, cartilage in the joints wears away. If your man likes to go running or put his body under a lot of pressure, this cartilage will wear away after time. Various supplements include glucosamine, MSM, and chondroitin, which form a powerhouse trio in protecting your joints. If you want to go the long way round in protecting your joints, you can join the bone broth bandwagon, and make soups and stews, using the bones of grass-fed animals, which releases collagen. It is also great for your skin, as it promotes its elasticity.

 

Creatine

Creatine in high doses is not that good. And there are many concerns about the side effects of prolonged use, but creatine in small doses isn’t just fantastic for boosting muscle, but it’s fantastic for the mind. There are various creatine supplements available, and if your man works out, then it’s a very beneficial substance to have in the short term.

 

If the man in your life refuses to go to the doctor, then it’s so important that you get them the most important supplements for overall body and brain composition. But, if you notice long-term problems, it’s vital that they go to the doctor. As far as maintaining day-to-day health is concerned, supplements are great, but they still need medical help where necessary.

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Don’t Screw Up Your Next First Date

Don’t Screw Up Your Next First Date

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It doesn’t matter whether your day job is working as a fisherman on Deadliest Catch or as a sherpa on Mount Everest, going on a first date is pretty much as nerve-wracking, heart-pounding a totally terrifying as life can get. Sure, you risked rejection and leapt into the unknown by asking her on a date, but now you need to walk the tightrope of impressing her without coming on too strong.

 

This is where most guys fall flat on their face, walking into the same bear traps as so many gentlemen that came before them, inadvertently turning women off on their pursuit of the one.

 

That’s where we come in. We’ve pulled together a sort of guide to help you avoid making these disastrous mistakes. Sure, some of them may seem a little trivial, while others may seem a little bold but, let’s be real for a second, you don’t get much leeway when it comes to a first date. On paper it’s simple: don’t mess things up. But doing that when you don’t know them yet, that’s the tough part.

 

  1. Show Up On Time.

This whole thing about being ‘fashionably late’ doesn’t work on a first date. Or any date for that matter. All it does is tell the beautiful lady sat waiting for you that she isn’t enough of a priority for you to show up on time, and a time that you probably picked. You only get one shot at a first impression, remember that.

 

  1. Show Up In Style.

You don’t need to land on a rooftop terrace wearing a parachute having just leapt from a passing helicopter, but you do need to show some form of style when you show up. That could mean you head to cleanharleys.com today, pick up the kind of bike Steve McQueen would ride and pull up outside the bar or it could just mean you know how to look good stepping out of the back of an Uber. Whatever it is, know how to show up in style.

 

  1. Listen To Her, Okay.

Don’t get us wrong, she wants to learn more about you. Of course she does. But that doesn’t mean she wants to sit there as you talk at her face, telling her all about your life and giving off the impression you are a narcissist. Instead, show her that you are genuinely interested in her, as this article on manthesis.com explains how to do. Our advice: start off by asking about her job, her ambitions, what made her pick that career and what she wants to accomplish. Letting her know you take her work seriously is what gentlemen do.

 

  1. Take Pride In Your Appearance.

If there is one thing you can guarantee from a girl on a first date it’s that she will come looking her best. She’ll do this because she’ll want you to know she a) takes pride in her appearance and b) is an absolute catch. You need to do the same. Now, you don’t need to spend an hour getting ready and trying on every combination of clothes possible but, like we mentioned above, you need to let her know she’s worth the effort of you looking super-suave.

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5 Actionable Tips to Become a Professional Player in Darts

5 Actionable Tips to Become a Professional Player in Darts

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It is possible to gain the right mastery that will help you become a professional player in darts. Some of the things that we will share are well known to you, but we will be emphasizing on some of the things that you may not have taken too seriously. It is essential to take your game to new heights by paying the requisite price.

 

5 Actionable Tips

 

Use the best darts: We have reviewed some of the best darts on cheapest darts, but we will like to make some positions clear in this piece. Every player has a responsibility to determine the tools that they intend to use. You may purchase the most expensive dart, and it may not give you the results that you desire. On the other hand, you can get the cheapest darts and hit scores that will really amaze you. In everything, people must be aware that it is ideal to give yourself the right platform that will enable you rise to the top. Each of the accessories that you use can determine what will happen to your game. It is perfect that you follow some professional reviews that will help you pick good darts.

 

Practice: You must note that it takes an average of 10,000 hours practice in any field for you to rise to the top. As huge as this figure may stand, you can work out a practice time that can fit your daily life experiences. It will not be long before you start hitting scores that will amaze you. Most people who have decided to create the discipline of practice attest to the fact that they discovered that it got easier as time progressed. You must not start working to become an international champion right away. Simply set your target to hit the highest possible score based on your current level, and you are on your path to the top. A few rituals might help you keep to your practice such as finding a way to reward yourself if you invest the required hours of practice that you have set for a given day.

 

Participate in tournaments: There is no need to keep drilling yourself if you are not going to test your skills on a higher scale. When we talk about tournaments, it must not be a globally renowned competition. You can call your friends and loved ones to a duel, and this will help to improve your skill and confidence. There are times when you can take things to the next level by participating in a local competition. The goal is not to win the gold medal but to help you on your journey to becoming the greatest that you can be. Time and again, people have realized that they could be more and do more as they stretched their talent to compete with some of the best hands in their area.

 

Read: You have to read widely about the techniques that professionals use when they play the game of darts. This knowledge can help you determine the things that you need to imbibe and the things that you need to avoid. You must not take things for granted because single information can make or break the status of your game.

Connect: Look for ways to connect with other professionals that will help you become better at what you do. You can follow their social media page, and you can look for communities that will challenge you in a healthy form. There must be something that will keep driving you positively till you reach your goal.

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5 Things that Put a Huge Strain on Your Relationship

5 Things that Put a Huge Strain on Your Relationship

Long-term relationships are hard work. When we’re young, we dream of finding our soul mate, settling down and living happily ever after; we don’t think about the work that goes into making a relationship work. But, it does take effort, and it’s important to realize this so that you don’t just give up at the first sign of trouble. Even the happiest of marriages have the occasional blip; it’s how you come through them that makes you perfect for each other. What makes a relationship work is different for all of us, but there are a few things that almost universally put a strain on them. That’s not to say that these things should be avoided, just that you should be prepared and give your relationship more time and attention when it needs it.

 

The Internet

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This is a huge change that modern relationships are facing. Our parents and grandparents either spent time together, or they didn’t. In today’s society, we spend time together, sat next to each other in fact, giving our phones and social media feeds all of our attention. We sit together, sharing our day with strangers online, barely communicating at all.

 

Social media, the internet and smartphones are fantastic tools. But, when you start giving them more attention that you give the people in your home, it’s time to take a step back. Leave your phones in other rooms occasionally and give each other your full attention.

 

Moving to A New House

 

Moving to a new house is tough. It takes a lot of time, effort and hard work, and your relationship can easily get neglected, especially if you don’t 100% agree on your new home or your reasons for moving. Try to make sure you are on the same page, talk everything through, be honest with each other and use a removalist to make sure the move itself is as easy and stress-free as possible.

 

Vacations

 

Vacations should be a fantastic stress-free time. In reality, they’re often not. We put huge amounts of pressure on ourselves and each other to have a great time, which can cause arguments and friction. Instead, be spontaneous, and relax. Just enjoy being together away from home.

 

Money

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Money is one of the leading causes of arguments in most marriages. We worry about it, we argue about it, we disagree on what to do with it, and if we haven’t got enough of it, we lay blame with each other. It’s important to start as you mean to go on with money. Always be honest and talk to your partner about what’s going on and never rush into a financial decision without consulting them first, even if it’s your money.

 

Family

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Family is another cause of strain in relationships. If you get on with each other’s family and enjoy spending equal time with both sides, then you should count yourself lucky. For many of us, it’s a constant battle. Learn to compromise, and to bite your lip for the good of your relationship.

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Find Motivation in Minutes

By Celebrity Guest, Patrick Manifold, Professional Basketball Player and Life Coach

Find Motivation in Minutes

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My biggest motivation for me personally is my goals, which together form the vision of the man I want to become. That guy is easily my biggest motivation! I truly love my life now… but his life looks absolutely incredible! So every single day that vision motivates me and inspires me to keep putting in the work I need to in order to make that vision a reality.

In the past I struggled with being happy along the way, and for some silly reason I only allowed myself to be truly happy when I had achieved something amazing, which of course was only sporadically, setting myself up for months of unhappiness. But over the last four or five years I have really made the conscious decision to enjoy every step along the way.

It’s true what they say, it is as much about the journey as it is the destination. So for anyone out there like me who is super ambitious, please remember that you can allow yourself to be happy every single day, just by making the conscious decision to do so.

During a recent interview I was asked why so many people are not motivated in life. I stated that the reason so many people are unmotivated about life is because they don’t have anything in their lives to be motivated about. If you don’t have goals, or things you want to do or achieve, or things that you truly love doing, then there is no way you are going to be jumping out of bed excited about life to get to work every day.

As you probably know I am the founder of a full-service personal development called ‘Manifold Motivation’ and as our name suggests, we specialize in motivation. I think that motivation is both an art and a science, or a ‘why’ and a ‘how’ as I often describe it.

The reason one thing motivates some and not others has to do with our unique emotional triggers. When I am working with a client who has ambition to do something, but can’t seem to find the motivation, I use certain techniques to find out what really matters to them. I ask them questions that delve deeper and deeper into their ‘why’. Once I have done this and got some results it is far easier for that person to make progress towards their goals, as they’re no longer battling against feeling unmotivated. Instead they can focus all their energy on the important tasks at hand.

The next step is that after you have figured out your ‘why’, you then have to find your ‘how’. This will act as your ‘motivational hacks’ to jump start you when you’re feeling lazy or uninspired. For me, I have lots of hacks for various areas of my life, and they are all equally important to my productivity. You have to find your own ‘how’, and your own ‘hacks’, but only you have the keys to unlocking what those are.

So if I could offer any advice to someone struggling with motivation I would tell them that firstly, they have to find a ‘why’ that truly drives them and inspires them to take action. And secondly, I would tell them to work to find different hacks they can use that they know will motivate them in minutes. You can either do these things yourself, or you can hire someone to help you get there faster, but regardless of the route you take, make sure you do something, because there is a door that leads to all the places you have ever dreamed of; but the key to unlocking that door is your motivation.

So you see, the secret to motivation is having a powerful ‘why’ and an intelligent ‘how’. These two elements form the art and science of human motivation, and that’s the quickest way to get you from you are to where you want to be.

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How to Drink Without Getting Drunk before Midnight

By Guest Blogger, Neil W.

How to Drink Without Getting Drunk before Midnight

The history shows proof that fruit juice, honey and fermented grain were responsible for alcoholic beverages for thousands of years.

Chinese consumed alcohol since around 7000 B.C., and early Egyptian civilization shows the signs of fermented drinks. Sura, beverage distilled from rice was the drink of choice in India between 3000 and 2000 B.C.  The first alcoholic beverage in Greece was mead, and there are warnings against the perils of too much drinking.

Native American civilizations made alcoholic drinks from grapes, corn or apples called “chicha”. In rainforests of Peru, the local tribes made Masato. This is a beverage made of chewed yucca spit into the jars for fermentation. Even today, the locals use this practice and saying no to a glass of Masato is very rude in Amazonia.

Alcohol is a mood altering substance and it makes people act differently because it affects the part of the brain for self-control. When you have a drink, the alcohol enters your bloodstream. Ethanol, the part of beverage that makes you intoxicated, is made of very small molecules.

Because of this, its molecules can reach and interfere with the neurotransmitters responsible for brain activity. This can cause the loss of control, vomiting and in severe cases admittance to the hospital and even death.

There are several things you can do to avoid getting drunk, at least before midnight, and here are some of them.

One teaspoon of yeast

Jim Koch, co-founder of the Boston Beer Company, said in an Esquire interview that he could drink all night and not get drunk. His secret lies in the active yeast. Namely, one teaspoon of dry yeast before every beer of the evening.

Scientifically, the yeast contains a dehydrogenase (ADH) enzyme which breaks down alcohol. Of course, this enzyme can’t negate the effects of alcohol but only mitigate them. Moreover, depending on the body type, gender, weight, genetics and some other factors, this method might not affect you the way you want. It’s important to note that this involves an ordinary yeast used for baking and found in every grocery store.

Eat first

One of the most usual advice you heard was to eat before you drink. Nevertheless, not every food will do the trick. Salads, for instance, most certainly won’t, but greasy and fatty meals will. Fat serves as a buffer to the alcohol and due to this, it will enter your bloodstream more slowly. 

So, if you try to eat healthily, you’ll be happy about this method since involves eating fast food and pizza. Ice cream and milkshakes may help a little since dairy also slows down the alcohol. Nuts and bacon are also an option, as are some more fatty meats. But, on the other hand, the olive oil won’t work. It may save a life if the snake bites someone, but you’ll still get drunk as usual if you take it.

Water down your drinks

This advice assumes that you like mixed drinks, like the ones with alcohol and soda or juice. This includes some cocktails, but not those made with more than one alcoholic drink. The point here is to pour more non-alcoholic beverage than the alcoholic one. You will still feel the effect but they’ll come slowly or you’ll have to drink more than usual to really get drunk.

Beer, wine, whiskey and other drinks drank alone can be watered down, too. You can put lemon juice in beer, ice cubes, club soda or sparkling water in wine and whiskey. This will influence the taste so it won’t have the same intensity. Also, it will increase the quantity of the drink and you’ll drink it longer, or will reduce the alcohol ratio.

Glass of water with every drink

Water will not prevent you from getting drunk scientifically, but practically. Namely, order a glass of the alcohol drink of your choice and a glass of water. Sip the water between every time you take a drink of your alcoholic beverage. The idea here is to make you drink less by tricking you with drinking more fluids.

Additionally, water is great for hangovers. Alcohol will dehydrate your body, and that’s the main cause of a headache in the morning. Drinking a lot of water will help you prevent this and feel better when you wake up.

Stretch the drinks

The biggest problem you’ll have is if you are a fast drinker. Stretching the drinks needs control and focus, something people who go out and want to have fun mostly leave at home. You can motivate yourself by ordering something expensive, and thus make yourself drink it slowly. In addition, you can try something exotic and savour it.

If you’re in the nightclub or at the party with kombi bar and DJ hire, you can dance and distract yourself from drinking. Another great way to prevent yourself from drinking fast is if you talk to people during parties and special events. If you need alcohol to loosen up before mingling and meeting new people, still stay as long as possible on the first drink. Remember that being drunken influences your personality and therefore you might be a bad company everyone will avoid.

In the end

Always ask yourself why you drink and are going to get drunk. Most people drink fast, imitate what others are doing or plainly need something to feel more relaxed. These are all manageable instances. Also, remember that there is never a good reason to get drunk.

This doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a drink here and there, but drinking too much frequently points to underlying problems, which alcohol won’t solve. So choose life and drink moderately. 

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Five Bathroom Design Tips That Are A Must When You Do A Bathroom Remodeling

By Guest Blogger, Rohin D.

Five Bathroom Design Tips That Are A Must When You Do A Bathroom Remodeling

 

As time moves on and as family size grows from one level to another there are quite a few things which need to change. We need to have new furniture, new fixtures and fittings and other such changes to accommodate the new requirement. Remodeling of bathroom is again something which becomes quite unavoidable. It could be lead to better realignment of the available space and this could lead to improved space and less wastage. However, you should know ways and means by which you will be in a position to choose the right bathroom remodeling tips. It will help you to zero in on something that is in line with your specific needs and requirements. Here are a few points which perhaps could help you to make the right choice as far as bathroom remodeling is concerned.

 

  1. Be Aware Of The Design And Remodeling Costs

 

The onus lies on you to be sure about the cost involved. This is because new bathroom designs and tips do not come for cheap. There are many factors which must be taken into account. The size of the bathroom, the materials that are being used are a few factors which could contribute to the overall budgets.

 

  1. Let Not The Toilet Be The First Sight

 

If you look at the tips of some quality bathrooms Sydney professionals you will find one thing common about them. They would never recommend a bathroom design that ensures that the toilet is not the first thing that comes to the eyes when the door is happened. This could be an eye sore and therefore should be avoided at all points of time.

 

  1. Pay Attention To The Lighting Scheme

 

There also is the need to ensure that your bathroom has the right lighting without which even the best of bathroom remodeling will not have the desired impact. You must take pains to plan the right lighting scheme. It must be complimentary with the overall color and designs of the bathroom flooring and walling.

 

  1. Have A Clear Idea About The Overall Dimensions Of Your Bathroom

 

Apart from having a clear understanding about the overall dimensions of the bathroom, you also should know more about size of the bathtub, the commode, the sink and other such fixtures and fittings. This will help you to make the best use of the space and will help you design a bathroom that is chic and comes with design features commensurate with the space available.

 

  1. Invest Time And Money On Choosing The Right Vanity

 

The next important thing is to ensure you spend quite a bit of time and effort on choosing the right vanity for your bathroom. This is one of the most important bathroom design tips which we often do not pay the attention it deserves. The vanity should not be either too big or too small. Too big vanities could jam moving space and too small ones could find you confused when it comes to looking for storage space. Using close vanity spaces could perhaps be a better option if you so feel.

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Qualities of A Good Electrician

By Guest Blogger, Rohin D.

Qualities of A Good Electrician

Finding an excellent electrical contractor can be challenging. In fact, many people have ended up making the wrong decisions when selecting an electrician, simply because they didn’t know how to choose one. At times, you can result in working with an electrician who you have got no clue about, and because of this, you could be risking your safety as well as of those close to you. This can happen, especially if you hire someone who is inexperienced and uncertified.

So, what are the qualities of a good electrical contractor? Here are the qualities which can guide you when selecting an electrical contractor.

Fully certified and licensed

This is the most important aspect to look for in an electrician. Always ensure that you choose electricians who are certified and licensed by accredited institutions. If the electricians belong to a company ensure that the company provides its employees with proper training in their different fields.

Has a good experience

When an electrical contractor is recommended to you by a friend or relative, you are assured that the electrician has high standards, and therefore has a good reputation. Also, it is good to research about the electrician you are about to hire and also ask for references. A good electrical contractor will have good recommendations, five-star ratings as well as good records of high-quality work. If the electrician belongs to a particular company, inquire about the company’s background and ensure that the company provides reliable electricians.

Proper training and experience

Never underestimate the importance of hiring an electrician with several years of experience. Remember that the electrician will be working on your premises and you don’t want them to mess things or do a shoddy job. Therefore, it is good to ensure that the electrician is well experienced to handle any problem with your electrical system. The electrical contractor should have the ability to diagnose the problem, give possible solutions and then fix the problem.

Honesty and clear communication skills

A professional electrical contractor will explain to the client what should be done and charge the client a fair price reflecting the work required to be done. In addition, the electrician should take time to explain the issues they have diagnosed, why the problems need to be fixed and also offer possible solutions or alternatives.

Available for emergency services

This is usually overlooked, but a professional electrical contractor should always be available to hire during emergency services. For instance, Westline Electrical Services usually understands that problems can crop up anytime, even at night, and that’s why they offer 24/7 emergency services. Professional electrical contractors should always aim for fast response and efficiency, and ensure that they avail themselves within the shortest time possible after a client calls.

Gives priority to the client’s safety as well as their personal safety

A professional electrical contractor should always prioritize the client’s safety as well as their personal safety. They should ensure that they observe safety protocols once they arrive at the work site and even when in office. In addition to that, the electrician should have the necessary training to handle any dangerous situation in the most professional manner, which safeguarding client’s property.

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Author Bio : I am Rohin Dua, Content Manager at Electricianinperth blog. In our company blog, I write almost everything about electrician repair news or provides westline electrical services in residential, commercial or any emergency services.