Monthly Archives: September 2015

Smart Shopping: 5 Items You Should Always Buy in Bulk

Smart Shopping

Smart ShoppingYou can buy most things over the internet. You can even do your Walmart shopping online. With so many online marketplaces and deals, it’s tempting to just do a few months’ worth of shopping in one sitting. Of course, you wouldn’t buy perishable goods two months before you plan on using it. But, there are numerous items you can buy online and should buy in bulk. USAddress.com shares some of them below:

  • Oatmeal – This is one food item that stores well, no matter how long you keep it on the shelves. It’s a versatile item to have in your pantry, too. If there’s nothing else to eat, at least you have a healthy back-up to snack on.
  • Toilet paper – You can never not have toilet paper. They’re inexpensive, especially when you buy them in bulk. If you keep them in a dry place, you won’t have a problem with quality. Besides, too much toilet paper is a better problem to have than not having any when you need it.
  • Soap – All kinds of soaps can be kept in your storage for a good while. You can also schedule to buy bulk during sales because laundry and dishwasher detergents are for measured use. Apply the same measurements to shampoo and liquid soap to avoid overuse.
  • Canned goods – These are made for bulk purchases and long-term storage. While they’re not the healthiest food group, they’re great to have for anyone’s emergency stash. Dry pasta are also food items that can be kept for a good, long while.
  • Aluminum and plastic – foil wraps, trash bags, and other non-biodegradable items are kitchen staples that are best bought in bulk. They’re cheaper when you buy plenty at once, and you’ll be glad you never run out when they’re needed.

Buying in bulk can save you time and money. It will also make sure you have plenty of supplies regardless of circumstance. Find online shops that offer automated recurring purchases and you’ll never have to worry about shopping again!

What First-Time Skiers Should Remember

First-Time Skiers

First-Time SkiersSkiing can be thrilling, especially for a first-timer. Now that winter is nearing, you have a chance to battle it out on the slopes, if you’re up for the challenge.

But before you go donning your Descente ski jacket and boots, sit down and study what you should keep in mind before doing the sport, Pedigree Ski Shop suggests.

  1. You will fall down.

Once you get on your skis, do not expect to be a pro immediately. Every skier started out with falling a couple of times before mastering the sport. If you want to try skiing, you should remind yourself that it’s okay to fall. Simply get back up — although this will be hard — and try again.

  1. Dress properly.

Since you will be falling down, expect your body to touch a lot of snow. That means, it will be really cold for you. You can battle that by dressing properly. What you can do is to dress in layers. That way, you will be warm during the duration of the session. Obviously, you shouldn’t dress lightly since you will get cold. Don’t dress too much also because, despite the climate, you will be sweating it out. Experts say you should particularly avoid cotton, since it doesn’t absorb well.

  1. Be well equipped.

Dana Kennison, a director of a skiing school in Vermont, told Boston.com that you shouldn’t borrow equipment — especially skis. He says skis usually depend on the weight and height of the person, so it’s better if you have one for yourself. Also, he reminds those out skiing to be equipped with other essentials such as goggles, helmets, and ski masks.

  1. Listen to your instructor.

Being a first-timer, you will naturally have no idea on how to navigate the slopes with your skis. The best thing you can do, however, is to listen to your instructor well — and only do what he asks of you to do. Don’t play expert and assume to know everything. It’s your safety that counts the most.

These may be a lot of reminders, but you want your first ski experience to go well. Most importantly though, you should have fun while doing it. The sport, after all, was made to be enjoyed.

5 Realities of Having an Addict in Your Life

Living with an Addict

Substance abuse treatment in Salt Lake CitySometimes, no amount of praying, patience and love can help you handle a life situation with an addict. No matter the relationship you have with an addict, you’re essentially dealing with the person and the addiction — the imbalance is all on their side.

To save yourself, your family and even your addicted loved one, here are some truths that you should face if you want to emerge on the other side:

  1. They can never have “just one”.

Even after recovery, gatherings and celebrations are going to be tame if you want your former-addict to join in. No recreational substances in any mild form should be present. This isn’t about trust; it’s helping your loved one stay sober.

  1. Unless your addict is a child, it is never your fault.

Most of the time, your addicted loved one is an adult who blames you or others for “forcing him” into the habit. While you may have contributed to their depression and other bad feelings, you did not make the decision to abuse a substance. That’s always on the addict.

  1. Rehabilitation doesn’t need to be voluntary to be effective.

Your loved one has to go through substance abuse treatment. Salt Lake City has good, faith-based facilities where they’re comfortable but challenged and given hope upon hope. Start from there. Even if you have to call a professional to drag him from the house.

  1. Listening is more important than looking for answers

It’s easy to discount what the addict thinks or feels until he’s emerged sober. But the answers you’re usually seeking are hidden within your loved ones thoughts and feelings. Sometimes, they’re hidden in your own.

  1. Medication is going to be part of your life

Whether you agree that addiction is a disease or not, substance abuse patients go through can do irreparable harm on their mind and body that need medicine. Accept the presence of drugs in your life.

Did this help? Things may seem tough — and they’re going to get tougher. Remember to set your own limitations and protect your other friends and family should everything go wrong in the end.

The Strongest Chinese-Australian Property Market Down Under

Management Rights

Management RightsThe city or the central business district is not always the hot zone for foreign investors. In Australia, the most popular postcode for Chinese buyers is Balwyn North – a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria that is about 11km east of the capital city’s CBD, and has a population of more or less 20,300, as of 2011.

Over the past three years, the prices of properties in the area have escalated by a staggering 87%. This makes Balwyn North the strongest market in Australia that Chinese buyers have driven. These foreign investors and migrants have long been the biggest buyers of real estate and management rights for sale in the suburb, as well as in Mount Waverly, Glen Waverly and Balwyn.

Seeking Excellent Education

Aside from established Chinese communities, one of the main reasons Balwyn North is popular among Chinese buyers is education. Reports say that many foreign families want their kids to study in Balwyn High School and Glen Waverley Secondary College, prompting them to buy properties in the suburb.

With a median house price of $1.8 million and a unit median of $1 million, on top of the 87% growth, Balwyn North ranks among the top blue-ribbon suburbs in the inner east. It bested Chatswood (Sydney), a popular Chinese-Australian suburb, where house prices rose 69% to a $2.05 million in median.

Spreading Across Melbourne

It’s not just Balwyn North where Chinese buyers settle, though. They also pushed the rates of properties in Balwyn at 54% growth to a median of $1.9 million, Mount Waverley at 40% growth to $1.2 million median and Glen Waverley at 25% growth to $1.16 million median.

Economists predict that this trend will continue for many years. The growth of suburban communities, according to these authorities, may compel some investors to look far out of the city and CBD.

As per the 2011 ABS Census, 15.9% of the population in Balwyn North are Chinese. The emergence of these Asian foreigners in Australian regions is far from coming to an end. This trend, by all means, benefits the local economic market.

How Atripla Users can Benefit From the Evolving Services of Pharmacies

Pharmacist

PharmacistPharmacy services are changing. Back then, they simply used to dispense drugs. Now, pharmacists offer health education and support as well. They may also focus in certain drugs such as Atripla.

Evolving services

When you go to pharmacies, information is everywhere. All you need is to pay attention. They are strategically placed on the counter, the shelves and digital screens. This is true with drug stores that aim to educate consumers through valuable content.

In the case of patients in Canada taking Atripla, this means seeing news flashes about recent drug developments. This could also be content on how to deal with the drug’s side effects, or videos on how to prepare nutritious food for a longer life and a lot more.

That is because people also seek knowledge on health and nutrition. Thanks to pharmacies now being equipped with tools that enhance the services they offer, patients can now have vaccinations or screen tests in drug stores.

Convenience

Details on wellness events are also available. There you may get information on programs for Atripla users as well as activities and support groups for HIV/AIDS positive patients.

This convenience also extends online as these stores do offer services on the web. Through their websites, patients from any part of the globe can reach them. It doesn’t matter if the patient is in Canada or in Spain.

Pharmacy Reforms

We owe these innovations to the reforms in the industry. This gives way for many benefits, such as affordable drug costs and care counseling, useful information, and real-time sessions with pharmacists.

Honesty and Integrity

Pharmacists’ dedication to this expanded role earns patients’ trust. Recent polls ranked pharmacists next to nurses in terms of patients’ go-to professionals for health information.

They can also be trusted with medicine costs as they source out quality but affordable products for their patients. Thanks to their link to reliable manufacturers, they are able to offer products at competitive prices. Some even go as far as giving aid to patients through their financial programs.

The key roles of pharmacists stay vital in primary health care. The fact that they are stepping up is something we should be thankful for. By acting as healthcare resources, patients’ are assured utmost convenience. Not only those taking Atripla, but everyone else they deal with.