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Getting Out Of Trouble, On The Double!

Getting Out Of Trouble, On The Double!

At some point in time, everyone finds themselves in a little bit of trouble. Of course, the level and severity of the trouble you’re in will depend on what you do. Some people might get in trouble for not doing their work. But, that’s not the sort of trouble we’re trouble we’re talking about in this specific article. Instead, this post is about criminal trouble. If the police are ever knocking at your door or putting cuffs on your arms; this post will be there to help you. You just have to remember a couple of things to make sure that you’re covered.

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What you do if you should happen get arrested is very important. A lot of people are rude to the police. Or, will try to escape them. Both of these attitudes are destructive and pointless. Once they’ve caught you; there’s not much you can do. So, it’s best to try and get on the good side of the police. In a lot of cases; when people decide to be difficult with police, they will find that they commit more crimes than they had originally. And, this will just get you into more trouble. It’s best to avoid talking too much at this stage. Just give them the details they need and don’t talk about the crime.

Your first priority, once you get to the station, should be talking to your lawyer. This will ensure that you don’t say anything that could harm you. And, to make you aware of the sort of trouble you’re in. It’s hard to make sure that you handle issues like this with poise and grace. A lawyer will be able to do this for you; limiting the chances that you’ll do the wrong thing. If you don’t have a lawyer, you should be at least aware of a good one. Look at websites like http://rokolaw.com/ to get an idea of what’s available. You should always look for lawyers that specialize in the trouble that you’re in. Criminal defense lawyers won’t be good at contract law; but, a family lawyer won’t be very good with criminal law. So, you need to make the right choice.

Getting out of the crime you’ve committed will be unlikely. There’s almost always some sort of backlash from something like this. And, it’s hard to get rid of the backlash completely. So, you will need to be prepared to do some time or other punishment for what you have done. Choosing a good lawyer will limit this time as much as possible. And, will help you to retain your reputation after the fact. So, it’s essential that you do plenty of research. In some cases; you may be able to get out of the issue. But, this will be greatly dependent on the professional helping you.

Hopefully, this will give you a good idea of what needs to be done if you should ever happen to find yourself in a legal battle. It can be hard to focus on something like this in a sensible way. And, a lot of people are very emotional during these times. It’s important to remain calm, though. Never get too excited.

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Stainless Steel, Not So Stainless.

By Tia Cristy

Stainless Steel, Not So Stainless.
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Simple Kitchen Interior — Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

For anyone thinking about buying stainless steel appliances, the truth is, they can look messy just like any other. Stainless has the ability to show finger prints as well.

Some new technologies offer smudge proof, which maybe worth the extra dollars. But, remember this tip for any of your stainless steel.

Most of the time cleaning with vinegar is very effective. Remember to always rub with the grain. For stains that won’t budge or have appeared to ruin the metal, mix together water and baking soda to make a paste to clean the steel, wipe away with damp cloth and then rub down with olive oil to leave it streak-free. Be sure to buff out with a dry towel to get it to a nice shine and keep the surface from getting sticky.

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I Can’t Lose Weight No Matter How Hard I Try. Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: I Can’t Lose Weight No Matter How
Hard I Try.

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Losing weight can be one of the toughest things some individual’s will ever face. The number one thing in losing any amount of weight is being healthy about it. Trying to unload a massive amount of pounds overnight can have dangers. Yet, when dieting, those intending to lose a large amount of weight tend to notice the first few pounds come off quickly and then, the weight loss comes to a screeching halt. The reason for this is the metabolism is in shock of the body’s recent events.

A lot of times you’ll hear someone state that they gain weight after a certain age, having a baby, or they dieted and gained it back, …and then some. This is because the body’s natural chemistry has changed and changed the way the metabolism worked.

So, with that being said, I think it’s good to work out the metabolism first. With working out your metabolism first, it can shift gracefully with the new changes your body is about to endure.

The most important thing for the metabolism is proper sleep. ‘Proper’ doesn’t always mean 8 hours, but it does mean quality sleep. If you tend to sleep restless or wake up frequently, it affects everything including your digestion’s system of gathering and expelling what is needed, and not needed. It’s best to realize

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sooner rather than later that all bodies are not built the same. It has been proven that women should try to get 1-2 hours more sleep than men. This is not always reality though, when it comes to maintaining the house and/or children something usually takes precedence. It’s my theory that this is one reason some women have a harder time losing pounds.

Getting the proper quality sleep sounds easier, than achieving to most people. But it doesn’t have to be that difficult. Adding the amino acid, Gaba, into your daily nighttime ritual can help with sleep, your metabolism, and brain—all at the same time. Taking Gaba as a natural sleep aid, along with Melatonin, can give you natural sleep without any grogginess or strange side effects.

Once the body’s sleep schedule is on track, the metabolism may need some extra help working properly. The way digestion works is simply complex. Simple, the body either uses the ingested, stores it for later, or disposes of it. When the metabolism isn’t working properly, it stores way too much, and that becomes fat. Taking to your doctor about adding a 400 mg. folic acid supplement into your morning routine can really boost the metabolism without sending it into some kind of dangerous overdrive.

When restarting the metabolism again, eating smaller portions more frequently is beneficial. Small portions are only hard in the beginning, but once you know you can eat every 2-3 hours, starvation isn’t an issue anymore.

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These are just a couple of things to do without changing any diet or activity in your life. These natural treatments can make a huge impact on those trying to lose a few pounds to simply maintaining a healthy weight. I always suggest, keep your doctor in the loop of any herbs, diet, or exercise you plan on participating with.

Facing weight issues can impact individuals on many levels. Finding a positive outlet to absorb your progress is important in the process. Some individuals involved in weight loss are trying to reach unrealistic goals while being at a healthy weight or slightly over. These people tend to see a different picture.  Remember, not everyone is built the same.

A clinically obese man, John, has taken a healthy start and made a web diary (http://ourpersonaljourney.wordpress.com/) of his struggles and process. John’s story is interesting because he never saw his weight or would let it slow him down in his mind. This journal helps him see his downfalls and accomplishments. Bravely, he’s out there sharing it with others. Sharing with others is not for everyone. But doing something like taking a weekly photo or writing a diary on the positives of your progress will make you face the facts and truths. As we’ve come to learn, mirrors and minds can lie.

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Stupid, Really Stupid Tip of the Day: You have to have a Date for Valentine’s Day…

By Tia Cristy

Stupid, Really Stupid Tip of the Day: You have to have a Date for Valentine’s Day to Enjoy the Day. Nope! This is not a true. Going stag can be just fine.

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A found fact is, some people that go on blind dates for Valentine’s Day with high expectations, are forced with too much pressure to find perfection, and will not move forward, into a relationship.

A relationship brought together by a blind date or a mutual set-up, is probably more likely to blossom, on just an average day. Now, if you already do have a blind date or mutual set-up thing on Valentine’s Day, the tip is, enjoy it like it was any other day.

Now, if you don’t have a Valentine, that’s just fine. There is no need to go looking for a date. You just need to look forward, to having a good day. The tip for you, do something for yourself, to remind yourself, how special you are. We have all forgotten to do that for ourselves, at one time or another. Make plans for yourself to go see a movie or eat somewhere. Inviting other single friends is a nice idea, but make sure it doesn’t turn into a wallowing fest. Keep your day up beat, like any other day.

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You Don’t Need to Water the Christmas Tree. Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: You Don’t Need to Water the Christmas Tree.
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Well, this statement is only true if you have an artificial tree. Otherwise, adding fresh water to the tree stand is necessary every 24 hours. It may sound like high maintenance, but it’s worth it for those that prefer, the wonderful smell of pine and all the lovely traits of a real Christmas tree.

A real tree, absorbs a half to a gallon of water a day. Other methods, of keeping a longer life to the tree, is having the bottom of the trunk cut on an angle, instead of straight across.

There is still a debate on the effectiveness of adding an aspirin to the water of the tree stand, to benefit the longevity of the natural tree. Truth is, all I know is, it doesn’t hurt it, so why not add a pill to the water every or every other day. But, if you don’t have aspirin, you may not feel the rush to go out and get some.

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Burns, What to Put on Them. Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: Burns, What to put on them.
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Well of course, it depends on the degree of burn. If you get burned extremely bad; losing layers of skin, call emergency for assistance!

But, if it’s a slight burn while cooking or from an appliance like a toaster or a curling iron, do not rush to put it under cold water. This is not good for so  many reasons. It takes longer for the burn to stop because it’s such a difference in temperature. If the skin has loosen, the cold will shock it to what could be a folded position.

Some people suggest butter. This is one, I’ve not tried. Butter is cold and maybe someone thought it would draw out the fire. But, putting butter on a hot surface distributes the heat evenly. When heat is in your skin you want it out. I’m not saying it doesn’t work, I’m just saying I’ve never felt like giving it a whirl.

The tip I’ve used, is to turn on the hot and cold to make it lukewarm and slowly shut off the hot to increase the cold. This method will help extinguish the burn that is still cooking inside and prevent shock to the skin.

Once the pain has been numbed, inspect the area (Do Not remove any skin if it is loose or broken, the skin in tact will help it heal quicker and cause less pain) and apply an antibiotic cream. (one with pain relief, if possible)

If the skin blisters, do not try to remove the skin. Drain the blister with sterilized items and repeat process over time if you are comfortable in doing so. If you are blistered, and unsure of what to do, call your doctor for assistance. Pus is very harmful if ingested so wash up thoroughly after the blister is broken and keep away from mouth and eyes. Keep the area clean, dry and medicated and it should heal quickly.

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Deep fry that Turkey. Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: Deep Fry that Turkey.
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Holiday dinner menus are being planned as we speak. This week surrounds the cooking of the bird and some enjoy the technique of deep frying it. This is a fine way if you know what you are doing and have the right tools for the job.

We have all heard the insurance commercials telling us how many house fires happen during the season due to the big deep fry. The number one reason the explosion happens is, being unaware that the turkey still has moisture inside it, when it goes in the blazing hot oil. This causes a dispersing reaction (remember, oil and water don’t mix) and the oil explodes out, causing people immediate injury, as well as catch fire to materials in close proximity, due to the excessive temperatures. Make sure if you are a deep fryer, the turkey has had plenty of time drying out. And, if you are going to stuff it prior, follow all instructions to do so. (once again, oil and water don’t mix)

One proper tool to have if deep frying meats is a pull harness to be able to release the meat into the vat from a great distance. This can save people many painful trips, to the hospital. And, can keep firemen at bay so they too, can enjoy the Holiday.

So please, enjoy the cooking of the traditional bird, but save the deep frying to those that are willing to invest in the customary tools and time to keep safe. Best of luck with turkey dinner.

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It’s My Hairbrush, Doesn’t Need to be Cleaned. Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: It’s My Hairbrush, Doesn’t Need to be Cleaned.
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When you go to a salon or barber, you’ll notice they have that blue jar of liquid soaking scissors, combs and brushes. It sanitizes the tools, in between clients. Yes, if you’re the only one using your brush or comb, it doesn’t need to be cleaned between every brushing. But, it should be cleaned every so often.

Remove all clumps of stray hair and run a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol over the brush, while soaking in between the bristles. Let dry. If you wish, rinse after 10 minutes and let air dry.

If you want to do all the hair tools at the same time get a shallow dish that would allow them all to soak at the same time. Mix water, vinegar and a little bit of shampoo. Add to the dish and let tools soak for 30 minutes. Rinse and let air dry.

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You Don’t Have to Clean Your Dishwasher. Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: You Don’t Have to Clean Your Dishwasher.
Photo provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.
Photo previously provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

This is not true. Cleaning your dishwasher is a must. It’s a place that is wet, hot and dark which is the playground for bacterias and fungus. Gross, right.

Pouring vinegar in the soap spot (tray) and running it empty, every so many weeks to months, can keep your dishwasher fresh and clean. Before running it with the vinegar wash, take a vinegar soaked cloth and wipe under the overhand of where the door lays down. That is a spot that is often missed and never thought of. You may be surprised at what you wipe away from there.

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How you Clean Your Veggies. Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

Stupid Tip of the Day: How you Clean Your Veggies.

 


So, vegetables are important in our daily diet. And, how you clean them, is also important. I’ve seen people use cold water, No. Soap? NO! And, just pulling them out of a bag and eating. Definitely NO!

Fresh assorted vegetables in boxes on farmer's market
Fresh assorted vegetables in boxes on farmer’s market

The quickest rinse is hot water. Than, run under cold water, to stop the cooking from inside, because of the heat of the water will start to cook the produce.

I’ve heard some people say a drop of chlorine bleach is a good way to clean the veggies, but I think that, that is only beneficial when the produce has come from your own garden.

Other than that, buying store produce could probably just go with a splash of hydrogen peroxide, in the soak and rinse of the vegetable. That is the safest process to clean and rinse, benefit the produce as well as your body.

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