This summer, keep your kids happy with these essential safety tips

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Laura Falin

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Summer is almost here! I can’t wait. Our family is so done with schedules and schoolwork, and we’re ready for some hiking and swimming and other outdoor adventures.

But it’s good to be aware of the risks as well. Not so we can sit at home afraid to go out, but so we can be prepared to handle emergencies if we should have to. I fervently hope we do not.

summer safety tips for babies and children

Sun Safety Tips:

-Sunscreen

The FDA, the Mayo Clinic, and most professionals recommend that babies under 6 months do not wear sunscreen, but instead remain out of the sun. This is especially important between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when the sun is at its peak. Be sure to keep your baby in a hat with a wide brim, sunglasses, and sun-protective clothing. All children over 6 months old should wear sunscreen of at least SPF 15 when you go outside. Be sure to reapply often — at least every two hours, and every time after they get out of the water. Also, most people don’t apply enough — be sure to use at least as much sunscreen as would fill a shot glass.

You can find more information on sun safety here. 

-Heat

Be sure your babies and young children are also well-protected from heat stroke. Dress them in light, loose-fitting clothing and keep them in the shade as much as possible. Cool the car before taking them anywhere. Breast milk and formula will provide enough hydration for babies, older children should have plenty of water handy while they’re out and about.

We never, ever want to consider the possibility that we might forget a baby in the car, but it does happen. It’s even happened to me (fortunately, only for about 30 seconds, but enough for me to realize that we’re all susceptible). I once heard the suggestion that you take off your shoes and put one (or both) next to your baby’s carseat when you get in the car to drive. This post has some more great suggestions. Also remember to keep cars locked at home to prevent kids from playing inside.

Finally, be sure you don’t make this common mistake — putting a blanket, even a very thin one, over a baby’s stroller to shield him from the sun can cause the inside temperature to rise and your baby to overheat.

You can find information on heat stroke in babies here. 

Water safety

-When to take babies in the water

In this BabyCenter article, Dr. Howard Reinstein, a pediatrician and American Academy of Pediatrics spokesman, recommends parents not take babies younger than 2 months in pools, lakes, or other swimming places. Newborns are vulnerable to illness and it’s safer to wait until they’re older. When you do take babies swimming, remember that they’re not as able to regulate their body temperature — watch your baby for signs they’re cold and dry them off when necessary. Also, be sure babies and young children do not drink the water in pools, streams, or wherever you’re swimming.

-Help prevent drownings

An estimated 370 drownings and 5,600 near drownings involving children under 15 occur in pools and spas each year, and 77 percent of those are children under the age of 5. The Life Saver Pool Fence’s Guide to Pool Safety recommends multiple layers of protection for pools — access doors that lock, pool alarms, a pool fence, water survival training for children who are old enough to crawl or walk, and CPR and rescue training for parents who own pools. Parents can buy wearable immersion alarms for their kids to wear, which go off if the child falls into the water.

Also, be sure children can’t climb over any fences using chairs or tables, and be sure doggy doors that would allow access are also blocked. Practice “touch supervision” as well — parents should be within arm’s length of a toddler at all times they’re near water.

We always had our babies and toddlers wear a PFD (personal flotation device) fitted for their size — babies are wiggly and I wanted that extra layer of protection. And even now that our kids are older and my husband and I are good swimmers, everyone wears PFDs when we’re kayaking, paddleboarding, or doing other boating activities. Our other personal rule is that no one swims alone with a baby. If something were to happen to a parent (we hit our head, got a cramp, whatever) I wanted an extra person there to help out.

Check here for more information on water safety. 

Tick and Mosquito Bites:

The best way to prevent tick and mosquito bites (and the diseases they carry, such as Lyme disease and West Nile virus) is to make sure the environment around your house isn’t one they like. Keep ticks out by keeping your lawn well-cared for and manicured. Create a tick barrier — a wide strip of wood chips or bark — that separates your lawn from taller grass or brush. Keep deer out of your tick-free zone by putting up a deer fence. Also, ticks get Lyme disease from mice, so eliminate any wood piles or other nooks and crannies where mice like to live. Keep mosquitoes out by eliminating any standing water around your property, including places like flower pots or birdbaths. Make sure you have screens on your windows to keep mosquitoes out of the house.

You can also avoid bites by wearing long sleeves and long pants (I know…exactly what everyone wants to hear in the summer!). Children and adults should use bug spray, but talk to your pediatrician about what kinds of bug spray are for babies and kids, and how old they should be before wearing bug spray.

Inspect kids for ticks when they come inside and remove them immediately with tweezers. And call your pediatrician immediately if your child develops any out-of-the-ordinary reactions, such as a rash, fever, or flu-like symptoms.

Johns Hopkins has more information on ticks here, and the CDC has information on ticks and mosquitoes here.

This post was originally published in May, 2017.

Do you have any summer safety tips?

Photos by Laura Falin and iStock

For more kids’ activities and easy recipes, you can find Laura at Peace but not Quiet, and on facebook and Pinterest.

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4 Essential Tips On How to Improve Credit Scores In 2018

If you have a credit score that you are not proud of then you are not alone. According to Experian, approximately 1/3 of Americans have a “not so good” credit score. In fact we take our credit and credit cards so seriously, one report says more than 7 million Americans have hidden a bank or credit card account from their spouse or partner. This breaks down to approximately 4.4 million men and 2.8 million women. And if you fall in that number of Americans with poor or fair credit, don’t be alarmed. Here are four tips that are not outdated, on how to improve your credit score.

1. Check your credit annually

First, it is important to see what is actually on your credit report. Keep in mind, you don’t have to pay for a copy of your credit report but you can obtain a free copy of all three reports at annualcreditreport.com. However, in order to receive your credit score, you may have to pay a nominal fee. Taking time to review your reports is essential. Determine if there are any inaccuracies and if so dispute! This way, negative reporting items could possibly be removed, thus maximizing your overall credit score.

2. Add the positives to your credit score

If you review your credit report and find that an account in good standing has not been reported, take action! In some cases, there may be instances where an account that can actually help boost your credit score was omitted from your report. Consider contacting the creditor and request the information is added. Doing so can also help improve your overall credit score.

3. Use a credit calculator

If you are thinking of making changes to your credit situation, consider using an online calculator first. Credit Karma has a cool calculator to answer “what if” scenarios, such as:

What if I pay off a credit card?
What happens if I increase my line of credit?
What changes will be made to my score if I charge on my credit card?
How many points will my score decrease if I miss a payment?

4. Pay down balances

It also essential to have an understanding of what comprises your credit score. Amounts owed and payment history comprise 65% of your credit score! So with that being said, it is not only important to make certain you make timely payments but it is also essential to be mindful of your credit utilization.

So what does that mean? If you have a credit line of $ 1,000 and used $ 600 of your available credit, your credit utilization is 60%! Not a good idea. Using 30% or less of your credit lines can help improve your credit score.

Lastly, remember, you can boost your credit score yourself. You don’t have to pay tons of money to get your credit together! Don’t be discouraged, keep pressing and keep pushing and one day you will have a score that works best for you!

 

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Why ‘Star Wars Resistance’ Will Be Essential Viewing for Fans of the Movies

George Lucas’s galaxy far, far away has always been rife with amazing ancillary stories that sit outside the canonical Star Wars movies. After all, these books, comics, and games were all fans could consume during the 16-year interim between the release of episodes VI and I, then again until the Disney acquisition back in October of 2012. This newly rebooted extended universe, however, is anything but a cash grab, with Star Wars’ most recent animated TV offerings serving to trigger events and plot lines that are now starting to permeate big screen entries.

If you haven’t been watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars or Star Wars Rebels until now, you’ve been missing out. But don’t worry, because a new animated Star Wars series is scheduled to debut later this year, giving you another chance to get involved in the animated universe. Star Wars Resistance is set to take place in between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, and here’s why those still invested in Lucasfilm’s upcoming movie slate will want to pay attention.

Where Elements From All Eras Converge


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Star Wars Rebels.

Like or loathe the prequel trilogy, it happened; it’s canon. And so far, the Star Wars extended universe has done a decent job of taking some of the best elements first introduced here (Darth Maul, the clone army, Anakin’s slow descent to the dark side) and even expanding upon them for the better. It’s through The Clone Wars and its sequel series that we get to experience such arcs as Rex, a clone trooper captain that broke free from the emperor’s Order 66 programming, wrestled with the fact that he was bred for war, before going on to fight alongside the rebels at the Battle of Endor. And this is canon!

Both of showrunner Dave Filoni’s existing animated TV shows are full of examples similar to this, where what were thought to have been throwaway concepts and characters are given time to fully develop. Sometimes to such a degree that those who just watch Star Wars movies can even be left scratching their head. Did a certain former Sith’s presence at the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story leave you shocked? Not if you’ve been paying close attention elsewhere.

This crossover between all of Star Wars’ greatest era elements is arguably best witnessed during the finale of Rebels season 2. For it was here where fan-favourite characters Darth Vader and Darth Maul got to share the same space. In a two-part special titled “Twilight of the Apprentice“, we got to see our regular cast of rebels fight off evil on two fronts with Jedi protagonists Ezra and Kanan battling Maul — long thought dead, as Clone WarsAhsoka Tano is forced to face her former Jedi master in his Vader guise for the very first time.

It’s through interweaving like this that any casual or committed viewers get to experience the level of grandeur previously only thought present in the movies. Dave Filoni’s genuine appreciation of the franchise, however, means he can have this bleed through even in a much shorter format. Expect great narratives and moments like this to continue in his upcoming Star Wars Resistance.

Documenting Events Leading Up To Episodes VII VIII and IX


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Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

When Star Wars exploded back into our lives with the arrival of The Force Awakens, it did so leaving a big time gap. We were left wondering how the First Order were able to rise up from the ashes of the defeated Empire, why Luke Skywalker sought to retire after becoming a Jedi master, and how the Rebellion crumbled away until the Resistance was all that remained.

A sprinkling of these stories have been told mainly in books and comics until now, but it’s this period that will act as the main thrust to Star Wars Resistance. We’ll get to experience it through the eyes of an entirely new character known as Kazuda Xiono, who Dave Filoni describe as “a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.” This makes it seem like a safe bet that we’ll get to witness this period from the viewpoint of both factions. Exciting considering the new trilogy’s tendency to show the dark side as evil and vice versa.

Given how closely linked Rebels was to The Clone Wars, don’t be too surprised if you see threads originally spun in those shows iterated upon in the new series. Characters like Ezra, Hera, and Zeb are all rebels capable of surviving the events of Return of the Jedi, and their wisdom is sure to come in handy during the early days of the Resistance. People we know we’ll be bumping into include Poe Dameron – expected considering the show’s emphasis on pilots – alongside the underutilised Captain Phasma.

Big Screen Talent on the Small Screen


Captain Phasma
Captain Phasma.

Giving Star Wars Resistance some cachet is the fact that both Dameron and Phasma will be voiced by original live-action actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively. This isn’t the first time original stars have returned to their characters for TV. Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, and even James Earl Jones have lent voicework previously, but this willingness to avoid recasting proves that Star Wars Resistance won’t feel any less authentic than the cinematic episodes.

Captain Phasma’s inclusion is where the real excitement stems from here. It’s currently unknown if the stormtrooper captain will return after her apparent demise at the hands of Finn in The Last Jedi, so Star Wars Resistance is the perfect opportunity to expand the background of the character. We’ve been told she’s a forceful presence, but unlike Poe who’s been graced with enough time to shine in episodes VI and VIII, Phasma has often felt like an afterthought. With any luck, Star Wars Resistance will change this and let us appreciate the “tough veteran commander” schtick.

Given the popularity of Dave Filoni’s past animated Star Wars shows and what we know about Star Wars Resistance so far, the stars are seemingly aligned to make Kazuda Xiono’s tale one worth watching. How else will anyone be able to fully appreciate the subtle callbacks present in the main saga going forward?

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‘God of War’ Review: Kratos Returns in 2018’s First Essential Game

When it comes to burly video game protagonists, there are few as archetypally angry as Kratos. The antihero has every reason to be a bit ticked off too. Tricked by the god Ares into murdering his wife and child, Kratos’ desire for revenge has motivated the muscular killing machine across three main God of War games and several portable spin-offs, leaving a trail of slain gods and mortals in his wake.

Yet, as fun as most of these violent screen-filling showdowns were, players eventually tired of the revenge-led bloodshed as poor old Kratos must have. By the time they watched the credits roll on the third game, our beloved antihero had slain nearly all the gods of Mount Olympus — and it began to feel like our tortured torturer had finally run out of deities to blame and blood to spill.

It turns out though, it was the Ancient Greek setting that held our hero back. After a five-year absence from gaming, Sony’s Santa Monica Studios has brought everyone’s favorite anti-hero back to PlayStation in the simply titled God of War (2018). But just as its fans have grown and changed since the series’ 2005 debut, players now also find themselves presented with a very different Kratos — and we’re happy to say, it’s a risk that’s paid off.

A Much-Needed Change



Right from the slow-paced introduction, it’s clear that this is a refreshingly different take on God of War. This time around, our Spartan soldier is not motivated simply by a lust for revenge, but by a need to change.

With Kratos now just as tired and worn as the series’ blood-shedding premise, we find our protagonist laying low in a frost-coated Nordic locale after the bloody events of God Of War 3. Predictably, this newfound solace doesn’t last.

After years spent living a peaceful life with his new family and the unexpected death of his second wife, the arrival of some unwelcome visitors forces Kratos to face the ghosts of his past and finally step up and be a father to his young child.

Dad of War



For a series all about bulging muscles and blood-soaked action, having Kratos tackle fatherhood may sound like a bizarre direction for God of War to go in. Yet, what could have easily been a character-ruining attempt at shoehorning in an emotional story instead feels like a surprisingly effortless and logical character progression.

It’s not just a chin-stroking narrative device either — learning to be a father is very much part of the core gameplay experience here. Thanks to events beyond his control, Kratos has no choice but to bring his son, Atreus, along with him on this dangerous journey. While this could have easily felt like a bit of a drag, Atreus is no slouch when it comes to combat.

Wielding a bow and arrow and brandishing his mother’s hunting knife, he’s every bit as competent a warrior as you’d imagine Kratos’ son to be. Thanks to his ability to distract nearby foes and the (much appreciated) option for players to line up Atreus’ shots, within no time at all Kratos Jr. has cemented himself as one of our favorite AI companions.

A New Perspective



It’s a good thing you have Atreus helping you out from a distance too because, in God of War (2018), your field of vision on the battlefield is far more limited than it used to be. Doing away with the zoomed out perspective and frenetic combo-chaining of old, Kratos’ latest adventure instead offers players a far more intense and personal experience.

Here, the camera has been moved claustrophobically close to gaming’s most famous anti-hero, with a new over-the-shoulder view putting you literally and figuratively closer to Kratos than ever before.

This new perspective not only suits the tone of the game perfectly but impressively, the team at Santa Monica have managed to have the entire game play out in a single shot, making every transition from gameplay to cinematic cut-scenes jaw-droppingly seamless. Speaking of jaw-dropping, from start to finish, this reboot is nothing short of a visual tour de force.

Thanks to stunningly detailed texture work, beautiful animations, and almost suspiciously naturalistic lighting, Santa Monica’s latest is a real graphical showcase for the PS4 Pro.

Beautiful Brutality


Kratos in God of War (2018)

Still, it’s not all about aesthetics. This is a God of War game, after all, and as you’d expect from the franchise, this is an experience that lives and dies on its combat. Thankfully, this more emotionally intense and grounded narrative tone is one that’s reflected in the new combat system.

This time around, battles feel just as raw and challenging as the wider situation Kratos and Atreus find themselves in. With age taking its toll on our once-unstoppable Greek god, the team has sensibly opted to swap the fast-paced and fluid combat of old for suitably clunky and intense skirmishes.

Playing like a mix of Dark Souls and Bayonetta, you’ll find yourself constantly dodge-rolling and attempting to parry enemy attacks, as opposed to the God of War of yesteryear, where players simply sprinted around the battlefield joyously juggling ten foes across their spinning blades.

That’s not to say that combat isn’t fun — it just has a very different cadence to what came before. Once it clicks, however, it produces some of the most satisfying virtual combat in recent memory. Somehow, its one of those rare cases where the gameplay both feels familiar and yet quite unlike anything else you’ve played.

Taking Notes



Games have changed a lot in the five years that God of War has been on hiatus, but it looks like during that time, the team at Sony Santa Monica were paying close attention to the competition. Thanks to the shiny new RPG elements, you can vastly upgrade both father and son’s armor and weapons, helping them deal more damage and unlocking more skills for you to play with on the battlefield.

It’s not just the combat that feels like a different beast here either. The whole structure you’d usually expect from a God of War game has been turned completely on its head. No longer is it just the linear slasher the series is known for, this foreign land Kratos now inhabits provides players with a game world that’s grown alongside our hero.

Clocking in at over 40 hours, this is by far Kratos’ longest outing to date. Where previous entries in the franchise merely saw players sprinting from set piece to set piece, this time there’s far more freedom. While it would be a stretch to call Kratos’ new Nordic surroundings an open world, it’s certainly sizable.

With a boat used to get you and Atreus around, locations you can fast travel to and even the odd sidequests waiting to be completed, this is a game world with a fair amount to do. Eschewing the linear environments of old in favor of Metroidvania-style sandboxes has allowed the game’s creators to give the player freedom while still having enough control to keep the tightly-crafted cinematic set pieces that fans expect from the franchise.

A Tale for the Ages



Still, despite the many changes here, it was the more relateable Kratos that came as the biggest shock here. For a franchise known for its killer combos and unrelenting brutality, the story is surprisingly heartfelt and emotional.

While there’s still gore and violence by the corpse-load, this cinematic adventure feels far more reminiscent of the father-daughter relationship in The Last of Us than the testosterone-soaked Devil May Cry challenger the franchise started as.

While Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic opus did a better job of delivering high-quality dialogue through character interactions during gameplay, Sony Santa Monica has still commendably managed to keep Atreus’ and Kratos’ relationship believable.

Is God of War Any Good?

This stunning reboot not only manages to set a new standard for combat in action games but equally impressively, it adds layers of complexity and depth to one of gaming’s most grumbling antiheroes – and all without ever making him feel unrecognizable. In short, God of War (2018) is a triumph, let down only by some unnecessary midgame bloat and a disappointingly lazy slew of boss fight repetition. Despite its flaws though, Kratos’ return is a highly enjoyable and surprisingly moving tale — and one that you won’t want to miss.

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On the other hand, while it may seem as though it can only be helpful to have leading experts at your fingertips, home shows can also result in a little bit of information overload!

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Essential Ironing Tools – Part I The Complete Guide to Ironing

The amount of cuff Sven Raphael Schneider like to show

The amount of cuff Sven Raphael Schneider like to show

Those who appreciate classic tailoring take considerable time and care when selecting the clothes they buy and wear. A similar level of dedication is needed to maintain and protect your investment. Knowing how to iron your dress shirts, trousers, and tailored jackets is a useful skill to keep you looking sharp; on the other hand, ironing incorrectly can ruin your clothes. In the first of our three-part series, we talk about the preparations and equipment you need for successful ironing and explain the process of ironing a dress shirt.

Why Iron Your Own Tailored Clothes?

If you live in or near a major city, and even in many smaller towns, you can probably find a tailor, dry cleaner or laundry that offers a clothes pressing service. They will almost certainly have professional equipment like commercial-grade irons, a vacuum table, and a self-inflating, steam-generating dummy to make quick work of your wrinkled garments. So, why should you bother to do it yourself?

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1. It Can Be Tricky to Find a Reliable Service

One reason is trust. You first need to be assured that the service has experience handling expensive fine tailoring and the skill to make them look their best. Have they pressed suits before, or will they flatten out your lapels and shine up the wool? Horror stories of such damage are not exactly rare on Styleforum. Your chances may be better in the UK, where there is a higher concentration of long-established professional ironing services.

Iron Maiden is one of a number of professional pressers in the UK.

Iron Maiden is one of a number of professional pressers in the UK.

2. It’s More Convenient and Saves Cash

Another reason is cost in time and money. Depending on the size of your wardrobe (and your wallet) and how often you need to remove wrinkles, professional pressing can add up. It also requires you to spend time dropping off and picking up your items.

3. Quality

If you invest $ 200+ in dress shirts, you want them to last and not be damaged by improper washing and ironing. Unless you have a professional available who irons your shirts by hand and treats your shirts with care, you are better off ironing yourself because you will get a better quality result and your shirts will last longer. Alternatively, you can hire maybe a house cleaner who is willing and able to also iron your shirts.

4. Personal Satisfaction

Lastly, there is the simple satisfaction of being self-reliant. When you press your clothes and end up with a crisp white shirt and a sharp trouser crease, you feel a sense of pride and accomplishment that you literally carry with you when you wear them. Readers with a military background who had to keep their dress uniforms well pressed will know the feeling.  Even if you do send your clothes for professional ironing occasionally, possessing the knowledge of how to do it yourself is invaluable.

In the military, properly ironed dress uniforms are a matter of pride.

In the military, properly ironed dress uniforms are a matter of pride.

Preparing to Iron: Getting the Right Equipment

Like any maintenance task, from shaving to detailing your car, successful ironing requires some gear. If you’re the sort of person who collects specialty tools, athletic equipment, or kitchen utensils, you may be up for some ironing equipment too. Detailed below are some items for your ironing setup from the basic necessities to those you might consider for a more sophisticated arrangement.

1. The Best Sturdy Ironing Board You Can Afford

Though an ironing board seems to be just a board, it will be your primary work surface, where all the action takes place. And, as with most things in life, including clothes, it’s worth investing in higher-quality, more expensive items that will last longer and yield better results rather than getting a cheap alternative that will ultimately disappoint. Your ironing board needs to be long enough to lay flat a pair of pants or a shirt sleeve fully extended and wide enough to spread out one side of a jacket or shirt. A free-standing model about 18″ wide by 48″ long would be a good choice and costs anywhere from around $ 40 to over $ 100.  A good option in this range is made by Brabantia.

Some come with an iron rest, cord manager and racks to place finished ironing, though you may find you don’t use these and simply stand the iron up on the board. The padded cover for the board should be sufficiently padded to give you a smooth, uniform surface; you shouldn’t be able to feel the material of the board through it. The pad shouldn’t shift or come off easily either. Lastly, the metal underside of the board should be perforated to allow steam and moisture to escape easily through the padding.

Professional Vacuum Ironing Boards Are Best

If you can afford it, a professional grade ironing board with a vacuum engine should actually be number one on your list of requirements.

Essentially, these provide vacuum suction at the touch of a switch or foot pedal. When you place an article of clothing on the board, the vacuum grabs it firmly and evenly to the surface, eliminating the possibility of dragging and further wrinkling as you move your iron on the fabric. The suction also draws the moisture from your steam iron down and out of your clothes as you press them. This will release all the wrinkles, but you do not need to wait until your shirt is dry. The result is a shirt that is pressed better, in less time than you would need on a conventional ironing board.

Vacuum boards are, honestly, the secret to professional-looking results. They do cost more, but once you have an ironing board with a vacuum pump, you never go back because it is superior in every way. In fact, the result of a cheap iron with a vacuum board will still be better than a higher-end iron with a conventional board.  The true perfectionist or dandy should ultimately budget for replacing a traditional ironing board with one that contains a vacuum. Sven Raphael Schneider has been using this professional grade vacuum board for years.

2. The Best Iron You Can Afford

Like boards, irons themselves come in a range of prices (again from $ 40 to several hundred dollars) with various options. The underside or sole plates of better irons are either ceramic coated or stainless steel, and both are fairly interchangeable in terms of how well they glide over fabric (though, as we will discuss later, you won’t be doing that much gliding). The most important factors for choosing an iron are then its weight and the number of steam holes. If you’re looking to start with a basic iron, a  Sunbeam with a convenient retractable cord is a good budget option for around $ 30. In the video we use a double pointed iron by Panasonic that won’t break the bank. In the mid-range ($ 60), this Rowenta model has great reviews.

Online ratings may promote lightness as a selling point, but weight is important for pressing. The heaviest iron you can handle reasonably will be an advantage when pressing a sharp crease into trouser legs, and professional pressers often express nostalgia for hefty antique models that were actually made of iron.

Vintage irons are known for their weight.

Vintage irons are known for their weight.

The second key feature is how well the iron delivers steam. Higher pressure and a large number of steam holes in the sole plate will help remove wrinkles quickly from a hanging suit jacket. Other than these attributes, there aren’t particular advantages to more expensive irons except, perhaps, the presence of a larger attached water reservoir, often called a “steam station,” which can be seen in higher-end Rowenta irons like this one (under $ 300), which boasts 400 steam holes.

3. Distilled Water and a Way to Deliver it

You can use tap water to fill your iron, but, for reasons we’ll talk about below, it’s better to use pure, distilled water instead. You can buy a gallon for around $ 1 at any grocery store. In addition to steam, you’ll sometimes want to spray the surfaces of your clothes to press out wrinkles. Your iron will already have a spray function, but this only puts water directly in front of the iron and doesn’t allow you to get good coverage anywhere you want. Opt for a spray bottle instead and set it to mist. Some professionals actually use a 2-3″ paintbrush and a bowl of water, especially when moistening wool.

4. A Pressing Cloth

To avoid creating unsightly shine or glossing on dark wool garments, it’s important to own a pressing cloth, homemade or otherwise. You simply press through the cloth rather than applying the iron directly to the fabric. You can easily findan inexpensive commercial pressing cloth made of mesh to enable you to see through to what you are ironing. Some people just use a small towel, but professionals, like tailor Alex Hamka in Detroit, often recommend old shirting fabric or pocket liner cloth for the best results. To get a large enough piece, you’d need to buy a pocket liner from a fabric store, but you can readily recycle your defunct shirts into pressing cloths for free.

Using press cloth

Using press cloth

5.  A Sleeve Board

If you frequent tailor shops, you’ve likely encountered what looks like a mini tabletop ironing-board. This is a sleeve board, and as the name implies, it’s the perfect size for pressing shirt and jacket sleeves. However, you will see professional pressers using it to do much more, such as ironing pants legs and doing concentrated work on smaller areas like waistbands and shirt collars since it raises the work up closer to your view.

It’s not a necessity but worth a try as an added convenience.  A basic sleeve board can be purchased for $ 10 on Amazon, while a tailor-quality one will run you over $ 40.

Sven Raphael Schneider of Gentleman’s Gazette highly recommends this sleeve board.

 

A spacious ironing board with attached sleeve board

A spacious ironing board with attached sleeve board

6. A Presser’s Ham

Also known as a tailor’s ham, this is a cushion shaped, as the name suggests, like a baked ham. A ham is similar to a sleeve board in its use though with less firmness and more shaping power. Its purpose is to serve as a curved ironing surface for areas of clothing that aren’t meant to sit entirely flat when worn, like the rise of a pair of trousers or the upper chest of a jacket. Its shape more closely reflects the curves of the human form than an ironing board and thus enables pressed clothes to conform better to the body when worn. We are using this one from Amazon, which is quite affordable. It’s worth having one for the versatility it provides, especially if you are keen on details. You can also substitute a similarly shaped cushion if you already have one with a smooth surface.

 

Tailor's ham

Tailor’s ham

7. A Tailor’s Clapper or Point Press

A clapper is essentially a block of wood, usually similar in shape and size to the bottom of a broom, minus the bristles. It’s used primarily to finish the crease on the front of dress pants. Immediately after pressing in the trouser crease, you either apply the weight of the clapper onto the crease or bang it down for more dramatic effect. A clapper isn’t strictly needed but those who use it, including the pros, praise the amazingly crisp results it gives. You can find a wooden tailor’s clapper on Amazon, or make your own with any block of wood as long as it has a completely smooth finish, to avoid catching on fabric.

8. A Steam Press

Steam presses, such as those made by Singer ($ 250), tend to be popular with people who want to get wrinkles out as quickly as possible and are willing to sacrifice precision. They can do a nice job of pressing a crease into your trouser legs–if you line up the seams properly. They can also flatten broad areas, like the front of a shirt, but they don’t do as well with details like waistbands and collars. They can’t press a sleeve without risking an unwanted crease and certainly shouldn’t be used on a suit jacket. For the true attention to detail required by tailored clothing you still need the precision of a hand iron. Therefore, a press is not recommended unless you don’t mind owning a specialized $ 250 piece of equipment just for pants legs.  Better to invest the cash in a vacuum ironing board.

9. A Clothes Steamer

A handheld steamer for clothes ($ 60 on Amazon) is somewhat more useful than a pants press though its role can also be fulfilled by other options. The main benefit of a steamer is that it releases wrinkles from suit jackets and sport coats without contacting the fabric. You just hang the clothes and apply the steam from a few inches away. However, this can also be done by puffing out steam from a standard iron if you don’t mind holding the button down a bit more or simply by hanging suits overnight in the bathroom after a hot shower. Therefore a steamer should only be a secondary purchase, especially if you can also use it on curtains.

10. Linen Sprays

Naturally scented sprays, like lavender water, are a nice touch to add extra deodorizing when ironing. Because they do contain essential oil, it’s best to spray them lightly on the inside of clothing rather than on the outer surface to prevent any chance of staining. As a finishing touch, I spray mine on the Bemberg lining of jackets, especially in the underarm area, followed by a burst of steam.

Not on the List: Spray Starch

Conspicuous by its absence from this list is spray starch. You’ll find a lot of debate online over whether starching a shirt trades a crisp look for a shorter garment life, but that isn’t the motive for excluding spray starch from our ironing requirement. The reason is that a light spray with a supermarket brand will have minimal effect. Those who like stiff shirts need instead to immerse them in a liquid starch solution after washing, which is the traditional method employed by laundries.

Preparing to Iron: Rethink the Concept

Once you have the proper gear, you are ready to make basic preparations for successful ironing. Similar to taping off window frames and moldings before painting a room, preliminary steps are important.

In our fast-paced, over-scheduled age, people too often prefer to do things with haste and indifference. That’s why so-called “wrinkle-resistant” and “non-iron” clothes are popular. But these are either made of cheap synthetic materials or are coated with chemicals that give them an unusual sheen until the treatment inevitably washes out. So, if you choose quality clothes made of natural fibers, you’ll need to iron, and, the fact is, ironing is a process; it should be done with care and deliberation, not last minute before running off to work. However, it doesn’t have to be the chore it is made out to be.

Psychologically, it’s worth looking at ironing in a positive light. You might plan for it to be a weekend ritual, some quiet time set aside when you can think and de-stress by yourself while you multitask by refreshing your garments. Or, you can put on some music you enjoy. Ironing time will be an opportunity to relax without feeling like you aren’t doing something productive. Not surprisingly, the Japanese are known for ironing competitions and skilled ironing, as it reflects their culture’s attention to deliberative, ritualized practice like the tea ceremony, bonsai cultivation or ikebana flower arrangement.

Conclusion

It is absolutely possible to iron at home like a pro. If your budget allows for it, a vacuum table is a great investment into your wardrobe. In any case, you should invest in a steam iron, a tailor’s ham, a sleeve board, a spray bottle, a plastic bag, and a clapper. These items will help you to get perfectly ironed garments.


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The Every Person’s Essential Guide to Preparing Vehicles for Winter

With the coldest season of the year drawing near, AAA expects to rescue more than 7 million American drivers this winter.

The nation’s largest motorist and leisure travel club projects that most of the problems will come from people facing dead battery, lock, and tire-related issues.

 

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Winter brings ice, snow, and frigid temperatures, elements which can put a tremendous burden on cars and trucks and jeopardize vehicle safety.

“You want to prepare ahead of the winter weather to avoid being stranded on the side of the road,” says AAA spokesperson Mariam Ali.

Though newer vehicles are equipped to help combat inclement weather, experts say motorists should now winterize vehicles to make sure they are in good operating order to handle the conditions.

Here are some car care tips from AAA that can be used to prepare vehicles for winter:

 

Ensure engine performance

 

Replace the air filter as recommended by your car’s manufacturer. Get “check engine” lights investigated and quickly resolve drivability problems such as hard starting, rough idling, stalling, or reduced power. Winter weather will likely make these issues worse.

 

Make sure your battery and charging system is up to par

 

A fully charged battery in good condition is required to start an engine in cold weather. Have your battery and charging system checked for optimum performance–particularly if your battery is more than three years old. Also, clean any corrosion from battery posts and cable connections; wipe away dirt and oil deposits on the case; and make sure all hardware is secure. In many areas, AAA members can request a visit from a AAA Mobile Battery Service technician who will test their battery and replace it on-site, if necessary.

 

Check your windshield wipers and washers

 

Wiper blades should completely clear rain or snow from your windshield with each swipe. Replace blades that leave streaks or miss spots. For the winter months, purchase one-piece beam-type or rubber-clad winter blades to fight snow and ice buildup. In cold climates, be sure to fill the windshield washer reservoir with a cleaning solution that will not freeze when the temperatures drop.

 

Keep an eye on your coolant

 

Check the coolant level when the engine is cold. If the level is low, add a 50/50 solution of coolant and water to maintain the necessary antifreeze capability. The level of antifreeze protection can be checked with an inexpensive tester available at any auto parts store. Also, check the condition of accessory drive belts and coolant hoses and clamps.

 

Inspect tires to ensure drivability on winter roads

 

Examine tires for tread depth, uneven wearing, and cupping. Tires with less than 4/32″ of tread will have reduced traction in wet and snowy conditions. Check tire pressure once a month before driving when tires are cold. In extreme climates, a set of winter snow tires or chains may be a wise investment.

 

Get a brake inspection

 

Have the brake system inspected by a certified technician as recommended by your car’s manufacturer. Brake inspection is needed if a warning light is on, the fluid level is low, or you notice a brake pedal pulsation, steering pull, grinding sound, or other unusual noise when braking.

 

Inspect your lights

 

Visibility is extra important in the dark winter months. Inspect all lights and bulbs and replace any that are burned out. Clean road grime or clouding from all lenses. Badly weathered plastic headlight lenses can be restored by professional services or using do-it-yourself kits available at auto parts stores.

 

Maintain the engine oil

 

For engine protection throughout the year, change the oil and oil filter at the intervals recommended by your car’s manufacturer. Always use an oil that meets the requirements of your vehicle’s manufacturer.

 

Check the transmission fluid

 

Make sure the transmission fluid is full, and top off as necessary. Many newer cars have sealed transmissions that do not require fluid level checks unless there is a leak.

 

Always keep an emergency kit handy

 

Carry one equipped for winter weather. The kit should include:

o   Flashlight with extra batteries

o   Jumper cables or jump pack

o   Basic toolkit (screwdrivers, pliers, adjustable wrench, duct tape, plastic zip ties)

o   Tarp, raincoat, and gloves to help stay clean/dry working at the roadside

o   Rags, paper towels, or pre-moistened wipes

o   Warning devices (flares, reflective triangles, or LED beacons)

o   First-aid kit

o   Drinking water

o   Ice scraper

o   Snow brush

o   Winter windshield washer solvent

o   Traction aids (sand, salt, non-clumping cat litter or traction mats)

o   Shovel

o   Warm gloves, clothes, hats, and blankets for all passengers in your car

 

 

 

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‘Call of Duty: WWII’: 5 Essential Tips for PvP

The competitive multiplayer modes of Call of Duty: WWII may feature weaponry from 70 years ago, but the moment-to-moment action is no less frantic than previous entries in the series. To make sure you come out on top of the leaderboards, follow these tips.

Study the Classes

Before your first multiplayer game in Call of Duty: WWII, you’ll be asked to select which division to join. Divisions determine which weapon loadout and abilities you’ll start with. The most newbie-friendly division is Infantry, where players will be equipped with a bayoneted assault rifle. The most difficult division is the Mountain Division, which is all about long-range combat.

You can always unlock another division after you gain some experience under your belt. Don’t fret about your initial decision, but make sure it’s something you think you’ll enjoy playing for your first dip into the game.

Stay Aware

The best way to play Call of Duty: WWII is with a paranoid mindset. Spawns may not be safe, and where you were three seconds ago might now be occupied by the enemy. Always be aware of your surroundings and use your audio to listen for footsteps or gunfire locations. It’s best to always be on the move, watching your “six” often for anybody hoping to pick you off.

Reload With Caution

After you’ve put down an enemy player, you probably have a habit of reloading your magazine. It makes sense, right? You want a full clip for the next engagement, but more often than not, the enemy you just dispatched will have an ally nearby looking to see who killed their friend. Listen for nearby footsteps or shots to discern if it’s safe to reload.

Scavenge Freely

You’re bound to walk over the fallen corpses of your fallen comrades or enemy. Their weapons will be available for you to pick up and use at your disposal. This a great feature for times when you’re out of ammo, in a bind or need a different weapon type for an advantage. Once you die, you’ll respawn with your original loadout so don’t worry about being stuck with the same weapon after swapping out your original.

Memorize the Maps

Last but not least, learn the maps like the back of your hand! Honestly, this is one of the easiest and most beneficial things you can do in a game like Call of Duty: WWII. Finding the high-traffic areas, sneaky flank sections and spawn areas will greatly increase your game IQ and KDR. While this will initially take some time, it’s easy to learn as it’s something that will happen on a subconscious level. Do your best to take mental notes and you’ll be a step ahead of others in no time.

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With Destiny 2 now available across Xbox One, Ps4 and — for the very first time — PC, you’ve got no reason to avoid Bungie’s massively social shooter. While the majority of the game is cooperative, there is also the competitive Crucible for players who want to slug it out against each other. It’s a different beast from most competitive shooters, so be sure to follow the following tips if you want to stay alive and dominate the other team.

Pay Attention To HUD Details

The heads-up display in Crucible matches has undergone quite a few changes from Destiny. This time around, you can easily see the classes/subclass choices of the enemy team, when a player’s super ability is ready, and even when they have power ammunition. This information can help your team adapt their strategy, so always keep a keen eye.

Stick Close to Your Team

This might sound like a no-brainer, but Destiny 2 has shifted all PvP modes to include 4v4 matches instead of the first game’s mix of 6v6 and 3v3. This, as a result, has made Crucible matches more dependent on good team play. Stick close to at least one ally at all times, their additional firepower can help you take out enemies a bit quicker.

Use Your Super Wisely

Destiny 2 has tweaked the frequency of players receiving their super abilities. Now, most players will usually only receive their super once per match. Know when to utilize it: When you see a large amount of the enemy team, pull the trigger.

Find Your Ideal Power Weapon

The tweaks to weapons in Destiny 2 has moved weapons such as Fusion Rifles, Shotguns, and Snipers into the Power Weapon slot — a slot that’s already crowded with Rocket Launchers, Swords, and Grenade Launchers. Find a Power Weapon you align with well and stick to it. Shotguns are a very safe bet since most PvP maps are on the smaller side of things.

Learn Each Map’s Layout

This one is easier said than done, but the more you play Crucible, the better you’ll become as you begin to identify each map’s chokepoints and firefight areas. Be patient as you play and slowly adapt your playing style to each map.

 

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When it comes to bucket-list destinations, New York is definitely at the top. The Big Apple has always been a popular tourist destination and offers its visitors some of the greatest scenery in the world, the hustle and bustle of city life, and a whole load of excitement. Many people travel to New York to see a Broadway Show because they want to take a trip to Coney Island, or they want to get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty. However, TV show nerds like us have always been enticed by New York City, because of the one and only Seinfeld. Yep, the ‘show about nothing’ was filmed and set in this wondrous city, and there are some epic places that have featured on the show that any Seinfeld lover just HAS to visit.

Monk’s Coffee Shop

A sitcom isn’t a sitcom without a coffee shop. Friends had Central Perk, Beverly Hills 90210 had the Peach Pit, Gilmore Girls had Luke’s Diner, and Seinfeld had Monk’s Coffee Shop. Nowadays, Monk’s is one of the busiest Seinfeld tourist locations in the city, but no trip to New York would be complete without a photograph in front of the iconic sign. The coffee shop is now called Tom’s Restaurant and can be found at 2880 Broadway and 112th Street. Unfortunately, the interior of the restaurant is completely different, as the show used a set to film the inside of Monk’s, but you can still order a ‘Big Salad.’

Yankee Stadium

One of the biggest storylines of Seinfeld revolved around George Costanza’s job at the Yankee Stadium – so it would be rude not to visit, right? The stadium that was used during filming was unfortunately ripped down in the early ‘00s but has been replaced by a new and improved stadium for you to feast your eyes on. Still, a tour of the Yankee Stadium is a major must-see, even if you’re not a fan of Seinfeld (which is basically a crime against humanity). A stadium tour will offer you an up-close insight into the world of the New York Yankees, and you can check out its awesome museum and restaurant – you can even catch a game if you wanted to.

H&H Bagels

H&H Bagels is popular for two reasons. One, they make some of the most incredible bagels in the world (fact). Two, the shop is the ultimate Seinfeld landmark. This bagel shop is located on 2239 Broadway between 79th Street and 80th Street, and served as Kramer’s workplace – y’know, the one he had been on strike for the past 12 years. Many Seinfeld fans often make the pilgrimage to this legendary location to take pictures outside and try out some of the bagels for themselves. It’s a must-see.

Al’s Soup Kitchen

No soup for you! Actually, that’s kinda mean – so you can have a little soup. However, if you want the best soup ‘Seinfeld’ style, you just have to take a trip to Al’s Soup Kitchen. Although there are various Al’s Soup Kitchen’s across the city, the true Seinfeld lovers will want to visit the little restaurant on 55th Street and the corner of 8th Avenue. This quirky little soup kitchen featured in the 116th Seinfeld episode, ‘Soup Nazi.’ Yev Kassem wasn’t wrong to be obsessed with their soup though. The restaurant still makes their famous soup today, and concoct weird and wonderful soups every single day. The franchise has even launched their soups in grocery stores across the country!

NBC Studios

The NBC Studios in New York are some of the most famous filming studios in America. Although the actual show was not shot in the studios, NBC played a huge part in the Seinfeld legacy. Not only did they show the series on their channel, but they also served in the storyline – as George and Jerry originally pitched their ‘show about nothing’ to the producers at NBC. Nowadays, a lot of fun can be had at the studios. If you’re lucky enough, you might be able to bag yourself tickets to see the filming of Saturday Night Live or the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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The is the perfect for all the bookworms that don’t have the space to carry multiple books around. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader is indeed a life-changer, as you can store hundreds of books in this compact gadget. In addition to that, the device has a special display that would prevent you from straining your eyes, and it has a life-long battery. We could not think of anything better to have during our travels.

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The 21-inch Travelpro Crew 11 spinner is a good-looking carry-on suitcase with an external USB port and a dedicated pocket for your favorite battery pack (you need to grab one separately). The setup ensures that you never have to worry about finding a free power outlet while waiting for your flight. There are two colors to choose from — silver and blue.

Anker PowerCore+ 20100 Battery Pack

With 20,100 mAh worth of battery capacity, the Anker PowerCore+ battery pack will ensure that you never have to look for an airport outlet during your travels — it can fully charge a 12-inch MacBook, an iPhone, and an iPad before running out of power. The device has two full USB ports and one USB-C output. Each port can automatically identify the connected device and deliver an optimized charging experience.

Pioneer Rayz Plus Smart Noise-Canceling Earbuds

If over-ear headphones aren’t your thing and you’re an iPhone or an iPad user, you need the wired Pioneer Rayz Plus Smart noise-canceling earbuds in your life. Lightweight and stylish, the earphones deliver excellent sound quality, noise canceling that adapts to your hearing, and customizable controls (via an app).

Incase Travel Passport Zip Wallet

The Incase Travel Passport Zip wallet is a good-looking, rugged, and safe option for storing your passport, credit cards, and other documents during your travels. There’s even a dedicated tiny pocket for SIM and memory cards. With an RFID-blocking lining, the wallet will also protect you from digital theft, bringing you peace of mind while away from home.

Nintendo Switch Gaming Console

Unlike an Xbox or a PlayStation, the Nintendo Switch doesn’t require a TV or a monitor to let you enjoy your favorite video games. A perfect source of on-the-go entertainment, the device will even let you square off in a Mario Kart race against a fellow traveler. You can easily recharge the console’s battery via an external battery pack.

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  1. Negotiation– Beyond negotiating salary and benefits, be prepared to communicate your point of view, persuade someone to take a new course of action, tailor your argument to the decision makers, and close deals on behalf of employees or an entire organization.
  2. Creative Thinking – From problem-solving and spotting trends to developing disruptive ideas, your ability to assess situations from a variety of perspectives is an asset to any field.
  3. Self-awareness– As you climb the ladder of success, knowing your self-worth, recognizing your emotions and how people perceive you, and seeing things from other people’s perspectives will help you stand out from the crowd as a leader.
  4. Networking – From mentors guiding your career development to sponsors advocating on your behalf, building partnerships and mutually beneficial relationships are critical for career advancement.
  5. Time Management– Your success is determined by your daily habits so spend your time wisely. Learn to eliminate distractions and get insanely focused on what’s really important.
  6. Risk Taking– Just as an entrepreneur owns a business, employees must take full ownership of their career. This includes making decisions without the approval of others, failing forward and taking on projects outside of your defined role. Simply put, stop waiting for others to validate your readiness.

Are you ready to level up in your career? If so, online learning sites like Udemy and Creative Live, offer a variety of low-cost training taught by real-world experts to help you improve your skills.

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Linkin Park: 12 Essential Songs

Linkin Park's music has long explored themes of alienation, inner demons and personal suffering, making the suicide of the band's lead singer Chester Bennington an especially tragic and heavy loss. Bennington's voice often sounded like the battle of dark and light, as he would shift suddenly from tender, subtle vulnerability

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Portable battery packs vary greatly in shape, size, capacity, and additional features. We can help you choose the right one for your needs and budget.

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12 Essential iPhone Photography Apps and Accessories

Every iPhone has an excellent camera right out of the box. However, with the help of third-party apps and accessories, you can improve the quality of your mobile photos and videos even more.

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The Essential Writer’s Guide: Spotlight on Alain de Botton, Including His Education, Personal Life, Analysis of His Best Sellers Such as the Consola

The Essential Writer’s Guide: Spotlight on Alain de Botton, Including His Education, Personal Life, Analysis of His Best Sellers Such as the Consola

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Get a glimpse at the life of author, Alain de Botton. Read about his education, personal life, genres, analysis of his most pop

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Essential 12 Month Food Supply Entree & Breakfast


The perfect convenient one-year food supply package . Relief Foods 1,560-serving combination Entree and Breakfast emergency food storage comes in 12 strong and stackable polyethylene space saving buckets. Developed as a 1-year supply for 1 adult, this combination can be utilized in many different ways. Each of the 12 buckets contains seven of our top menu items, providing 216 servings of Rice Pilaf, 216 servings of Pasta Alfredo, 216 servings of Stroganoff, 216 servings of Potato Soup, 192 servings of Orange Drink Mix, 216 servings of Strawberry Creamy Wheat, and 288 servings of Pancake Mix. With up to a 25-year shelf life, you will have the comfort of knowing your family is prepared with a variety of options. Value, selection and taste are food from Relief Foods, a company who prepares our products with Family in Mind.
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Rafael Nadal’s Suit Is Proof That a Good Tailor Is a Style Essential

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The Green Beauty Guide: Your Essential Resource To Organic And Natural Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup, And Fragrances

The Green Beauty Guide: Your Essential Resource To Organic And Natural Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup, And Fragrances


Go green and get gorgeous
The promise of beauty is as close as the drugstore aisle-shampoo that gives your hair more body, lotions that smooth away wrinkles, makeup that makes your skin look flawless, and potions that take it all off again. But while conventional products say they''ll make you more beautiful, they contain toxins and preservatives that are both bad for the environment and bad for your body-including synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, and even formaldehyde. In the end, they damage your natural vitality and good looks.Fortunately, fashion writer, nutritionist, and beauty maven Julie Gabriel helps you find the true path to natural, healthy, green beauty. She helps you decipher labels on every cosmetic product you pick up and avoid toxic and damaging chemicals with her detailed Toxic Ingredients List. You''ll learn valuable tips on what your skin really needs to be healthy, glowing, and youthful.Julie goes one-step further-and shows you how to make your own beauty products that feed your skin, save your bank account, and are healthy for your body and the environment, such as:
• Cleansing creams and oils • toners • facials • under eye circle remedies • anti-aging serums • lip balms • scrubs • exfoliators • clay and cleansing masks• moisturizers • acne treatments • makeup remover • teeth whiteners • shampoos, conditioners • fragrances • sun protection • bug repellants • baby products • and much more! With her friendly, thorough, and helpful advice; fabulous beauty recipes; product recommendations and ratings; Toxic Ingredients List; and a complete appendix of online resources, Julie Gabriel gives you all the information you need to go green without going broke and become a more natural, healthy, and beautiful you.
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84 Serving – Essential All Breakfast Meals Bucket

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This bucket keeps you stocked up on the most important meal of the day for up to four-weeks.

This package offers two of our long time favorite breakfast items, Strawberry Creamy Wheat and Pancake Mix. Stored in convenient Mylar pouches, these delicious meals can store for up to 25 years. Easy to prepare and nutritionally packed, this is a perfect addition to any emergency food supply storage, prepared for you, keeping family in mind.
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The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything: The Essential Companion for Everyday Life

The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything: The Essential Companion for Everyday Life


"The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything "is the comprehensive resource for hands-on pursuits of everyday life. All the wisdom of "The New York Times’ "experts in every field is packed into one volume that has been completely revised and updated. The book provides detailed information, tips, and step-by-step instructions on such relevant and timely topics as: – How to sell your home in a down market – Investing lessons from the crash of 2008 – Buying "green" products – Budget travel tips – Going organic- What to do if you’re laid off – Job-hunting in the new economy – Making the 4-hour work week work for you – And more…
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Whish Pomegranate Holiday Essential Set

Whish Pomegranate Holiday Essential Set


Whish your shower wasn't so boring? Try Whish trifecta of lusciousness with Whish Pomegranate Body Wash, Shave Cream, and Body Butter. The Pomegranate essential oil will infuse your bathroom with a glorious scent while the organic ingredients cleanse, shave, and moisturize leaving skin simply irresistible. A wonderful gift for any occasion, this set is sure to give any girl a reason to smile. All Three Whishes products contain Organic Aloe, Organic Raspberry Butter, and Organic Shea Butter, enhancing life’s little desires three at a time. Enjoy pomegranate for its repairing and rejuvenating antioxidants. Whish Pomegranate Holiday Essential Set includes: Whish Pomegranate Body Wash (1.2 oz. )  Whish Pomegranate Body Butter (1.2 oz. )  Whish Pomegranate Shave Cream (1.2 oz. ) Whish Pomegranate Holiday Essential Set is made in the USA with Earth friendly packaging and ingredients. Tested on us, not animals.
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The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds: 13 Essential Plants for Human Survival


The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival.

When Katrina Blair was eleven she had a life-changing experience where wild plants spoke to her, beckoning her to become a champion of their cause. Since then she has spent months on end taking walkabouts in the wild, eating nothing but what she forages, and has become a wild-foods advocate, community activist, gardener, and chef, teaching and presenting internationally about foraging and the healthful lifestyle it promotes.

Katrina Blair’s philosophy in The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is sobering, realistic, and ultimately optimistic. If we can open our eyes to see the wisdom found in these weeds right under our noses, instead of trying to eradicate an “invasive,” we will achieve true food security. The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is about healing ourselves both in body and in spirit, in an age where technology, commodity agriculture, and processed foods dictate the terms of our intelligence. But if we can become familiar with these thirteen edible survival weeds found all over the world, we will never go hungry, and we will become closer to our own wild human instincts—all the while enjoying the freshest, wildest, and most nutritious food there is. For free!

The thirteen plants found growing in every region across the world are: dandelion, mallow, purslane, plantain, thistle, amaranth, dock, mustard, grass, chickweed, clover, lambsquarter, and knotweed. These special plants contribute to the regeneration of the earth while supporting the survival of our human species; they grow everywhere where human civilization exists, from the hottest deserts to the Arctic Circle, following the path of human disturbance. Indeed, the more humans disturb the earth and put our food supply at risk, the more these thirteen plants proliferate. It’s a survival plan for the ages.

Including over one hundred unique recipes, Katrina Blair’s book teaches us how to prepare these wild plants from root to seed in soups, salads, slaws, crackers, pestos, seed breads, and seed butters; cereals, green powders, sauerkrauts, smoothies, and milks; first-aid concoctions such as tinctures, teas, salves, and soothers; self-care/beauty products including shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste (and brush), face masks; and a lot more. Whether readers are based at home or traveling, this book aims to empower individuals to maintain a state of optimal health with minimal cost and effort.
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Search Engine Optimization Essential Learning Kit

Search Engine Optimization Essential Learning Kit


A complete book-and-DVD search engine optimization training packageIncreasing your visibility on the web through search engine optimization is more important than ever, and this terrific SEO training kit from Sybex can help you do it right. Value-priced and organized for the busy and budget-conscious, this practical package includes the ultimate do-it-yourself SEO book, Search Engine Optimization: An Hour a Day, Third Edition, and expert video instruction, Learning Search Engine Optimization, A Video Introduction, with eight hours of video lessons on DVD. Learn smart techniques and tactics?and get the help you need to make SEO work for you.Offers overworked SEO practitioners, marketers, advertisers, PR pros, and small business owners a step-by-step approach to learning and implementing winning search engine optimization strategies and techniquesMakes plain how search engines work and shows you how to optimize keywords, employ social media, track results, and much moreIncludes Search Engine Optimization, Third Edition, which uses the popular Sybex hour-a-day approach to demystify intimidating topics and help readers follow smart, tested guidelinesAlso includes the Learning Search Engine Optimization, A Video Introduction DVD featuring eight hours of high-definition, high-quality instruction viewable on laptops, PCs, smartphones, and tabletsUnderstand SEO concepts and tools, build a plan, and succeed with Sybex''s Search Engine Optimization Essential Learning Kit.
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Western Europe – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture

Western Europe – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture


The historic countries of Western Europe – Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland – are the jewels in the crown of European civilization. Their importance and attraction for the rest of the world are so great that the region is the prime travel destination for businesspeople, tourists, and students. Western Europe is a relatively compact geographical area, containing an enormous diversity of landscapes, peoples, and cultures. The historically competitive Western Europeans are unlike each other in many ways, yet share an underlying system of values, and the restless Western European spirit of enquiry, enterprise, and adventure has had a decisive impact on world history. In the past, their empires spread their languages, religions, arts, and ideologies around the globe, and today the world beats a pathway to their doors. For foreign visitors, first encounters in Western Europe can be overwhelming. The richness and complexity of the different national cultures are difficult to take in, and people’s behavior and reactions can be surprisingly unpredictable.For example, attitudes to time vary. In Germany it’s rude to be late; in France it’s rude to be on time. In business there is a range of negotiating styles. And because there is more to communication than speech, it is easy to misread the signals in other people’s societies. Even smiling can sometimes be wrong – in France it’s distinctly uncool to smile at strangers. Western Europe is ideal for student travelers, businesspeople, or academics who will be visiting several countries on their trip and who don’t wish to be burdened with eleven books on different destinations. In this it is unique. No other book captures the essence of eleven national cultures in a single volume. Drawing on the wealth of information in the individual Culture Smart! country guides, it focuses on those situations in each country where visitors are likely to come into contact with local people. Beyond listing the dos and don’ts, it explains the cultural context of different or unexpected behavior. It tells you about beliefs and attitudes, and alerts you to local manners and sensitive issues. Full of fascinating insights and practical advice, it will help you navigate your way through uncharted seas, avoid gaffes and misunderstandings, and establish a rapport with people wherever you are.
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설화수 Essential Trio Set: Balancing Water 125ml + Balancing Emulsion 125ml + Renewing Cream 60ml + Balancing Water 15ml… 9pcs

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Drug Muggers: Which Medications Are Robbing Your Body of Essential Nutrientsand Natural Ways to Restore Them

Drug Muggers: Which Medications Are Robbing Your Body of Essential Nutrientsand Natural Ways to Restore Them


Unpleasant, uncomfortable, and unexplained side effects? Drug Muggers is your side effect solution.Prescription and over-the-counter drugs help millions of people with devastating diseases and chronic conditions. But in the process, these medications can also deplete the bodys natural stores of vitamins, minerals, and hormonesthe very nutrients you need to keep energy levels high, fend off infections, and be healthy. Pharmacist Suzy Cohen calls these medications drug muggers, and she says its essential to replenish what a drug mugger steals from your body in order to feel your best and avoid side effects. Not understanding the drug-mugging effect may lead to new diseases and possibly catastrophic health con-sequences.Youll discover: How to relieve uncomfortable or potentially serious side effects How to remain compliant with your medication and still feel well Which foods and drinks to avoid if you take certain medications How to install a nutrient security system with vitamins, minerals, and food choicesPlus! Improve your energy levels Learn which minerals you need if you take heartburn medicine Improve digestion and relieve constipation with a simple nutrient Discover the antioxidant you must have to save your heart Get your hair and nails to grow faster by replenishing nutrients Find out which vitamins and minerals are the purest and highest quality Learn which vitamins outperform medications in some casesDrug Muggers is an eye-opener! It reveals why you may be feeling so poorly and how to improve your well-being with affordable nutrients that are sold over the counter. You can (and will) improve the way you feelwhether or not you take medicine!

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Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair and Improve Your Boat’s Essential Systems

Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual: How to Maintain, Repair and Improve Your Boat’s Essential Systems


Used – This manual takes both novice and experienced boatowner through minor to major repairs of electrical systems, engines, electronics, steering systems, generators, pumps, cookers, spars and rigging. When it was first published in 1990, the Boatowner’s Mechanical & Electrical Manual broke new ground. It was hailed as the first truly DIY manual for boatowners and has sold in its thousands ever since. There have been significant changes in boat systems since then, particularly electrical syste

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Make More Money, Find More Clients, Close Deals Faster: The Canadian Real Estate Agent’s Essential Business Guide

Make More Money, Find More Clients, Close Deals Faster: The Canadian Real Estate Agent’s Essential Business Guide


Everything you need to know to succeed in the real estate business, as an agent, broker, or seller “Make More Money, Find More Clients, Close Deals Faster” illustrates why and how real estate agents need to change the way they do business to better serve their clients, spend resources more wisely, and make more money. The real estate industry is notorious for eating up a real estate agent’s time, energy, and money, but many of the inefficiencies are of their own making. As a result, the client suffers from poor and uninformed service. This book provides a new business model for agents that shows how to sell more property, in less time, and develop client relationships that will continue over time, as well as a model for the broker, who can increase the brokerage’s revenues through the use of professional development strategies from the book.Shows brokers how to provide better customer service, improve profits and return on investment, and take full advantage of social networking to advertise and attract new clientsWritten by Claude Boiron, coauthor of “Commercial Real Estate Investing in Canada”One of the few guides to the subject written particularly for the Canadian real estate market “Make More Money, Find More Clients, Close Deals Faster” is of value to real estate boards educating new members, academics, as well as agents, brokers, and sellers themselves.

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The Essential Beginners Guide To Acupressure

The Essential Beginners Guide To Acupressure


The Essential Beginners Guide To Acupressure This book covers several topics including: Chapter 1: What Is Acupressure Chapter 2: Acupressure Or Acupuncture – Fingers Or Needles Chapter 3: Acupressure For Headaches Chapter 4: Acupressure For Nausea Chapter 5: Acupressure Techniques To Induce Labor Chapter 6: Acupressure Treatment Chapter 7: Acupressure For Back Pain Chapter 8: Acupressure Techniques Chapter 9: Acupressure The New Cure For Acid Reflux Chapter 10: Acupressure For Weight Loss Chapter 11: Acupressure Weight Loss- Alternative Route Of Managing Health Chapter 12: Acupressure Wellness Mat Chapter 13: Pressure Points Of The Body Chapter 14: How Can Acupressure Therapy Help Chapter 15: Human Body Pressure Points Chapter 16: Reflexology Chapter 17: Benefits Of Acupressure Chapter 18: Tapping Therapy Chapter 19: The Power Of Healing Fingers Chapter 20: Maternity Acupressure Scroll up… and click on “Buy Now” to deliver almost instantly to your Kobo or other reading device.

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Everything Guide to Raising Adolescent Boys: An essential guide to bringing up happy, healthy boys in today’s world

Everything Guide to Raising Adolescent Boys: An essential guide to bringing up happy, healthy boys in today’s world


He may push you away and claim that you embarrass him but your adolescent son needs your guidance and discipline now more than ever. The Everything Guide to Raising Adolescent Boys will help you make sense of your changing role as your son morphs from cuddly, loveable rascal to surly, untouchable teenager.This essential guide shows you what to expect from your maturing son and how to handle typical adolescent growing pains, including:Sex and datingDrug and alcohol abuseAcademic issuesMoney and responsibilityUnderstand the challenges your son faces and equip him with the tools he needs to become a confident, independent teenager. With your help, your son won’t just survive-he’ll thrive!Robin Elise Weiss, LCCE, is a mother of seven children and author of The About.com Guide to Having a Baby, Guarantee the Sex of Your Baby, The About.com Guide to Baby Care, The Everything New Mother’s First Year, The EverythingPregnancy Fitness Book, and The Everything Getting Pregnant Book. She has lectured on pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, and related topics to doctors, midwives, nurses, childbirth educators, doulas (professional pregnancy/labor coaches). She has written for numerous publications including Newsweek, Working Mother, the New York Times, Yahoo Internet Life, and American Baby. She lives in Kentucky.Technical Reviewer: Mary E. Muscari, Ph.D., R.N., is a specialist in child health, mental health, and forensics. She has more than thirty years of experience working with children and teens. She has written or coauthored more than 100 publications, including Not My Kid: 21 Steps to Raising a Nonviolent Child, Not My Kid 2: Protecting Your Children from the 21 Threats of the 21st Century, and Let Kids be Kids: Rescuing Childhood. She lives in Hawley, PA.

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Emotional Healing with Essential Oils

Emotional Healing with Essential Oils


Essential oils are widely used for their physical health benefits, but few have understood the scope of their healing capabilities. In this, the first installment of the series, Daniel Macdonald introduces essential oils as powerful emotional healers. This groundbreaking manual bridges the gap between the physical and emotional aspects of essential oils and creates a user-friendly guide for taking charge of your emotional health. Each oil is written about with profound insight and understanding of its innate properties and gifts, and the result is as poetic as it is practical. This easy to follow reference manual will help you come to know the oils in a new way and more fully appreciate their distinct healing qualities. For long-time oil enthusiasts and beginners alike, Emotional Healing with Essential Oils will inspire you with the genius and beauty of Mother Nature’s finest of gifts. This book is universal in nature and is therefore applicable to any and all quality lines of essential oils. In this book you will find descriptions for 54 singe oils and 20 common blends. Single oil descriptions contained in this book: Angelica, Basil, Bergamot, Birch, Black Pepper, Blue Tansy, Cassia, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Hyssop, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Marjoram, Melaleuca, Melissa, Myrrh, Myrtle, Orange, Oregano, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Pine, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sage, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Spikenard, Spruce, Tangerine, Thyme, Vetiver, White Fir, Wintergreen, Yarrow, Ylang Ylang Please note: While the names of single oils are the same from one essential oil company to the next, the names of blends are generally not the same. Therefore in this book we have used a generic name for each blend. You may then determine which of your preferred company’s oil blends matches which description in this boo

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The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Travel, 2nd Edition: Tips, Technology, Advanced Techniques

The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Travel, 2nd Edition: Tips, Technology, Advanced Techniques


Motorcyclists in record numbers are heading out on ambitious trips across America and around the world. This book offers essential advice to fully prepare them for traveling long distances over extended periods. Whether you are getting ready for a weekend trip beyond your home turf, or for a transcontinental odyssey lasting several years, Coyner’s book details the fundamentals for riding in comfort, safety, and convenience. In three major sections, the book covers trip planning, rider preparation, and outfitting the motorcycle. This newest edition has been completely updated to reflect current information and the newest trends in mobile technology, as it relates to motorcycle touring. Coyner lays out the steps for planning a worry-free, fun trip, one that starts with the rider physically and mentally prepared. On the road, having good riding gear can make a dramatic difference in comfort and safety as the weather changes from dry to wet, and from hot to cold. Coyner describes the important aspects of personal preparation and describes the major kinds of riding gear and how they work to control body temperature and moisture. As motorcycle technology has evolved, so have aftermarket accessories, which are made to address virtually every special need. Coyner shows you step-by-step how electrical modifications can be made, and provides specific sections on high-performance lighting and conspicuity, GPS and other cockpit instruments, entertainment and communication devices, cameras and camcorders, ergonomic enhancements, suspension improvements, luggage and storage additions, and trailers. Over 250 full-color photographs illustrate riding gear, accessories, and modifications that will make any motorcycle adventure the trip of a lifetime.

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Essential Oils for Beginners: The Guide to Get Started with Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

Essential Oils for Beginners: The Guide to Get Started with Essential Oils and Aromatherapy


Essential oils are a natural and safe way to improve your health, cure ailments, and soothe your body and mind. Essential oils come from natural sources, and have been used for centuries for medicinal and cosmetic purposes.  Essential Oils for Beginners is the comprehensive guide to harnessing the power of essential oils. Recent scientific research has proven that essential oils can truly prevent and heal disease, and they are far more affordable and safe than modern medical treatments. Essential Oils for Beginners will show you how to create your own recipes to cure all of your ailments, and improve your overall well-being. Essential oils are also amazing tools for relaxation, therapy, and beauty treatments. This book will show you how to expertly blend essential oils to create your own aromatherapy mixes, and effective treatments for healthy skin and hair. Essential Oils for Beginners will teach you to use essential oils for any purpose, with: Over 85 recipes for essential oils remedies Easy-to-follow recipes for curing ailments, enhancing beauty, and sprucing up the home 10 helpful tips for blending essential oils correctly and safely Advice for to buy the best essential oils, and how to store your collection Detailed information on the benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy Using Essential Oils for Beginners, you can start living a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle right away through the power of essential oils.

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Your Yoga Birthguide: The Essential Reference for Yoga Teachers, Midwives and Mothers-To-Be

Your Yoga Birthguide: The Essential Reference for Yoga Teachers, Midwives and Mothers-To-Be


Yoga is a popular way of enhancing the experience of pregnancy and childbirth. It can help you enjoy and understand your pregnancy and is highly recommended by an increasing number of health professionals.SALLY TOWNSEND AND JENNY BEEKEN are a midwife and an experienced yoga teacher. Both are mothers too, and they guide you through conception, all three stages of pregnancy and the birth itself. YOUR YOGA BIRTHGUIDE is thus unique in offering a professional perspective, and able to make much better recommendations about postures than other ‘yoga baby’ books. The asanas are adapted separately for each trimester, alongside relaxation andbreathing techniques, and Jenny and Sally show mothers-to-be how to adjust to the physical demands of labour and give birth with minimum strain.Practising yoga improves strength, body and breath awareness, is good for keeping the body supple, fit and relaxed without straining, and can be used to relieve pain in labour and ease childbirth. Mothers say that it also makes them feel more in control to know that they are making preparations of their own for the big event. The book also offers wisdom about miscarriage, termination and IVF. Dads are not forgotten. There is special advice for yoga teachers, and for health professionals.YOUR YOGA BIRTHGUIDE is a trusted reference of essential professional advice for yoga teachers, midwives and all mothers-to-be.
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The First Year: Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed Child

The First Year: Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed Child


When parents learn that their child has autism, the news can be devastating, even paralyzing. Meanwhile, the first 12 months after diagnosis are the most important when it comes to intervention. As a parent of a child with autism, Nancy D. Wiseman knows firsthand how difficult it can be to unravel complex issues, discover what questions to ask, and find effective treatments. In this landmark guide, Wiseman offers both compassionate insight and a wealth of information for diagnoses from Asperger’s to classic autism. Day by day, week by week, month by month, "The First Year(R): Autism Spectrum Disorders" walks parents through a wide range of medical and lifestyle concerns, helps them navigate the healthcare, insurance, and educational systems, and ensures the best possible outcome for their child.
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