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How to improve your balance

This isn’t going to be an article about how to improve your standing with your local branch of your favourite bank. This is about a different type of balance – they type you need if you want to stand up comfortable on the higher branches of your favourite tree without flailing around and eventually falling off ridiculously and landing painfully, asking yourself how you had been so stupid to even try, knowing that you’ve always had poor balance. Throughout my school years, I had always had a reasonable sense of…

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The joys of gazpacho

Spanish people swear by it, and so do their doctors – it’s high in antioxidants which are thought to help prevent certain types of cancer and clean up free radicals in the blood. More studies show that it helps reduce blood pressure, despite containing salt. It also helps to prevent development of cataracts and improves general cardiovascular health. On top of all that is that it’s supremely easy to make. Traditional gazpacho was made by crushing tomatoes, olive oil, cucumbers, red bell peppers, onions and garlic in a mortar. It…

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Best Guitars for Beginners

When choosing your first guitar, you need to decide if you want to start on an acoustic or and electric model. Some people say you should start with an acoustic, but you need to consider that an electric guitar can be easier to learn on because you do not need to press so hard on the strings because they are generally thinner than those on an acoustic. Your fingers will naturally harden up with more practise. Here you will find some of the top selling beginners guitars, all of which…

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Juicy Lifestyle

An easy way to give your body an extra nutritional boost is to make and drink your own juice. Here is a guide to the top 5 machines on the market today.  Omega 8006 Nutrition Center  Features:  Easy-to-use masticating juicer with powerful motor Low speed of 80rpm; no foaming, clogging, or heat build-up with 110 volt High juice yield; auto pulp-ejection function for continuous juicing Dual-stage juicing system, quiet operation Measures 14-1/2 by 6-1/2 by 15-1/2 inches 15-year warranty The Omega 8006 nutrition center has been around for a long…

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Top 5 Useful Kitchen Gadgets

Time is a precious commodity to everyone these days. Our time is taken up working and trying to keep our households going. Spending more time in the kitchen might be something you want, but most of us want labor saving gadgets that will save our time and energy, leaving us free to do other things.  Here is a top 5 kitchen gadget list that will help you do just that.  Breville Smart 1800 Watt Convection Toaster Oven  Features: Easy-clean, stainless steel housing with ribbed plate warming tray Non-stick interior with…

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Three Top Energy Saving Cooking Appliances

There are many different kitchen appliances that make our culinary life much easier than they could be. There is literally a kitchen appliance for every occasion. When buying a new appliance, always keep in mind how much space you have, what your budget is, and how many features and functions you require. Try not to be drawn towards a top end model offering a multitude of functions if you won’t use them. Here you will find a list of three of the top appliances you can purchase to both reduce…

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Indoor Exercise Bikes – 3 of The Best

Most of us want to become more fit, but with time and money becoming more and more precious, going to the gym is not always an option. This means working out at home has become really popular. You won’t always have time to do extensive research online and there really is no need.  I came across a brilliant website called www.fitnessshopper.us and it is so helpful.  So, if you are short of time be sure to take a look. Sunny Health & Fitness Pro Exercise Bike  Features:  Adjustable resistance systems,…

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The Differences Between Espresso, Latte & Cappuccino

I have always loved the flavor of coffee drinks and have enjoyed a variety of them without knowing the differences between them. Following is the breakdown of what I have learned about the differences between the popular coffee drinks, espresso, latte, and cappuccino. Espresso Brewing Technique Loosely ground coffee is placed in the removable portafilter compartment of the espresso machine. The coffee is compacted into the chamber using a hand held device to form a puck. Next the portafilter is re-inserted into the machine and the brewing is started when…

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I Finally Have a Fitness Tracker That Works

I have always enjoyed the opportunity to stay in shape. I get so many benefits from exercising that it is hard to even categorize all of them. Perhaps most importantly, it helps my body stay healthy but a close second is the way that it makes me feel. I love the sense of accomplishment I get after a challenging workout and just as much as that feeling, I love how it takes all my stresses away and forces me to be in the moment instead of worrying about something that…

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Rice cooker vs Slow cooker

Rice cookers and slow cookers are kitchen appliances that are designed to cook meals over a period of time. Both types of cookers can be used to create a variety of different foods such as roasts, chickens, soups, stews, chilies, pulled pork, grains (including rice) and vegetables. Even though rice and slow cookers have similarities they also have some differences. The following information will explain what they are. Slow Cookers Slow cookers are designed to cook small to heavy meals. These cooking apparatuses are more suited for larger meals than…

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