Choose the Right Concealed Carry Clothing

Choosing to conceal carry a firearm was not a decision you made lightly. Choosing the right concealed carry clothing should also be given due consideration. While there are several factors that can simply come down to personal choice or style, There are also plenty of factors that are universal and should always be considered when choosing concealed carry clothing.

The first step in choosing the correct concealed carry clothing is knowing how and where you plan to carry. There are many choices available for those looking to conceal carry a weapon. Knowing where you plan to carry and how you plan to draw your firearm will determine many of the decisions that are to come when choosing the right clothing for concealed carrying.

For many concealed carry owners, wearing and drawing from the hip or abdomen are very popular choices. This gives the user the most versatility and speed in drawing, but these options also make concealed carry clothing options much easier. Simply bulk up in the middle by using a bulkier shirt or some other standard clothing choices.

If you are planning to carry in places such as the shoulder or ankle, the bulge will be more noticeable. This means concealing will be a little more difficult. In these cases, you will need to look at holsters and other conceal carry specific clothing.

There is a wide selection of holsters on the market aimed at concealed carry owners. The key to choosing the right holster for concealed carry is to find one that is sleek and close to the body. This will give you less of a bulge to hide and an easier way to draw and handle your firearm. Make the right choice when it comes to how you carry ad handle your weapon.

Caring for Your Skin During the Summer

Your skin is the largest organ. Its seven layers protect every other part of your body. It helps regulate body temperature and is the first line of defense against germs. As a result, it has to be tough. However, because it is so exposed, it is susceptible to injuries.  Protecting it has to be a priority. During the summer, the sun can be harsh. It is especially crucial to care for your skin during these hot months.

Sunscreen

The first thing to remember is don’t leave the house without a good layer of sunscreen. Pay special attention to your arms, neck, ears and face as these are the most often exposed areas of your skin. The backs of your hands and the tops of your feet may also be exposed and prone to getting damaged by the UV rays of the sun. Sunscreen is one way to prevent skin cancer, which occurs at high rates.

Moisturizers

The summer is notorious for drying your skin out. This can have negative impacts, such as making the top layer brittle and more susceptible to breakage. When the top layer of your skin gets burned or breaks, bacteria may have an easier route inside your body. Keeping a good moisturizer on hand may help prevent dry skin. If you notice that some areas of your skin are sensitive or break out like your face, you may want to try hypoallergenic skin care products.

Keep It Covered

While it seems like a horrible idea, covering up before heading out to the sun is the best way to protect your skin. If you are sitting in the sun, wear UV protective shirts to help repel these harmful rays. Keep a hat on your head so your scalp is protected and your face shaded. Get light-weight clothes to keep you cool.

Summertime means fun in the sun, but doing so without thinking of your skin may result in painful and harmful burns. Care for your skin so that it can keep effectively protecting you for many years to come.

Local Governments and The Beauty of Recycling

City and local government agencies are tasked with the difficult job of balancing an area’s environmental health with its economic health. Sustainable growth and thoughtful development are the goals, to be maintained while saving energy and reducing waste. Effective recycling practices are key, but what can local governments do to encourage recycling?

Property

Adaptive reuse—basically recycling a building—saves time, energy, money and resources. It has the added benefit of preserving an area’s cultural heritage. When a government needs to expand, it should find architectural planning services that specialize in adaptive reuse projects. To further encourage adaptive reuse, it can offer tax and permit incentives to private firms who do the same. Land can be adapted and reused, too, as when a reservoir in Sydney, Australia was turned into a public garden.

Policies

Governments are often a major consumer in the local economy. As such they should award contracts to and purchase supplies from environmentally responsible companies whenever possible. Recycled goods should make up the majority of items purchased, from copy paper to park benches. Public spaces should have recycling bins placed conveniently by each trash receptacle, emptied frequently to encourage use. Legislatures and regulatory agencies can mandate recycling thresholds for certain industries, and monies paid in enforcement fines can be funneled into recycling programs.

Programs

An obvious first step is to implement curbside recycling, especially single-stream residential pickups which have proven to encourage the highest levels of participation. Governments and local media can work together to produce public service ads that inform people where and how to recycle problematic items such as computer monitors and motor oil. More elaborate outreach programs are useful in educating citizens about the importance of recycling. Even better, environmental and ecological education programs should be started in elementary grades and continue through until high school. Start a recycling habit young, and the whole community will reap the rewards for generations to come.

Vote Wisely on May 13, 2019

Filipinos are you ready to cast your votes on May 13, 2019 for the Philippine general election? This is a midterm election, where the winners will take office on June 30, 2019. Here are the positions politicians are aiming for.

  •   12 seats in the Senate of the Philippinesa
  •  House Representatives of the Philippines
  • All regional elected positions in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
  • All provincial-level elected positions in the provinces of the Philippines
  • All city-level elected positions in the cities of the Philippines
  • All municipal-level elected positions in the municipalities of the Philippines

Under the Local Government Code and the 1987 constitution, all terms start on June 30, 2019, and end on June 30, 2022, except for elected senators, whose terms shall end on June 30, 2025. The Commission on Elections will administer the election.  (source – Wikipedia)

I am sure those running in any positions are busy doing different campaign strategy in order to get vote from people. Every day, I hear campaign jingle of candidate and some are LSS already with these jingle. Well, exactly one month from today, we will cast our votes. We still have time to think carefully who will be the best person to put in the position. Remember, if we vote the wrong person we will be the one to suffer for the next three years. So, it is better to know the candidate first; learn their program and know their background first if possible.

Exterior Home Upgrades That Improve Your Health

When you are upgrading your home’s exterior, the default is often to look at your yard. Many homeowners work to upgrade their landscaping or hardscaping and beautify the space. One area that’s often overlooked is upgrades that can improve your health. Here are three exterior home upgrades that can make you and your family healthier.

Install a Swimming Pool

While swimming pools are often relegated to play areas for kids, they offer a lot of health benefits for young and old alike. Swimming is a great way to alleviate stress. Swimming promotes balance and coordination. It can be a great workout that builds muscle and heart-health. If you’ve recently been injured, swimming provides a safe, low-impact way to get in some exercise. If you’re ready to make this upgrade, find a local vendor that sells swimming pools Pittsburgh PA.

Install a Sauna

In case you’re not sure what a sauna is, it’s a room that is heated to a high temperature (generally 150 to 212 degrees Fahrenheit). This creates a dry heat that you can relax in, though sauna humidity levels can vary depending on the type. Saunas are known for providing several health benefits. They help you relax, increase circulation, reduce soreness in muscles and can even reduce joint pain.

Install a Hot Tub

Hot tubs are probably the most beneficial to your health overall. Like the other two, a hot tub is great at relieving stress. In addition to this, a hot tub can lower blood sugar levels (great for diabetics), reduce blood pressure and stimulate weight loss. For those that suffer from insomnia or who can’t sleep through the night, soaking in a hot tub just before bedtime will help you fall asleep and stay asleep.

As you consider making the next big upgrade to your home, think about your health and that of your family. Wouldn’t it be great if you could upgrade your home and get healthier at the same time? Try one of these upgrades today.

Reasons to Move to the Seattle Suburbs

Nestled as far Northwest as possible in the continental United States, Washington State is one of the most beautiful places in the country. Each year more families are flocking there from other parts of the nation, and for good reasons. Consider bringing your family to the Great Northwest and find out why firsthand.

Education

Whether your kids are being sent to a public school in Maple Valley or to Sammamish private schools, Washington takes education seriously. The numbers don’t lie:

  • As of January 2019, Washington was ranked the tenth most educated state in the country, while the Seattle-Tacoma area is the ninth most educated city in the country.
  • Washington ranks within the top 20 states for best public school systems.
  • The gender gap in Washington State is getting smaller; the state ranks best in the whole nation for both genders getting an education

Scenery

There’s a reason that Washington is called the Evergreen State: it is full of trees and natural beauty. This is not limited to plant life; Mount Rainier is the crown jewel of the Seattle area. An active volcano that is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, there is so much beauty in its shadow. Aside from Mount Rainier National Park itself, there are hundreds of other places for outdoorsy types who love nature. Some of these include:

  • Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Snoqualmie Falls
  • Puget Sound
  • Lake Washington

SPORTS TEAMS!

Say what you will about Seattle fans, but they are some of the most passionate and dedicated fans in the country. Whether your sport is football, soccer or baseball, there’s a team for you in Washington.

  • Football: Seahawks
  • Baseball: Mariners
  • Soccer: Sounders
  • Hockey: Thunderbirds

One thing that Seattle fans can boast that is unique to them? They are LOUD AND PROUD. December 3rd, 2013 marked the day that Seahawks fans set the record for the loudest cheering, creating a small earthquake.

One of the most gorgeous places on Earth, it’s easy to fall in love with the Seattle area. Visiting once might result in a lifelong love affair.

Error appears in our Elba Induction Cooktop

photo credit. This is exactly what we bought from Elba

Last time, I shared that my sister bought Elba induction cooktop. This induction cooktop is new to me because for a long time we used LPG.  My sister bought the induction last September last year but we used it only January this year. After a month of using it, error appears in the right side of the cooktop. Since the error appeared we didn’t use the cooktop until now. We reported it in the store because we believe it is still cover with warranty. The store told us that they will forward our concern to Elba main office. So, after 1 week (not sure) staffs from Elba came to the house and check the induction cooktop. After checking, they told my sister some issues why the error appeared and mentioned that they will get back to us whatever decision Elba store will make. They didn’t contact us for a week after they have checked our induction so I decided to send message through fb messenger. After two days, they calle and told me that the warranty was already void because the error happened because we didn’t install the induction properly.

I passed the message to my sister because she was the one bought the induction. So, she went to the store and didn’t accept what Elba’s decision. My sister said to the store that they didn’t tell her that the cooktop should be installed by them. Now, Elba is telling us that the problem now is the pots that we are using.

Well, until now we are still waiting for Elba to repair or give us another cooktop because this one is not cheap at all. And because we don’t have anything to use in cooking we always eat outside which is not good because we spend a lot. I thought Elba will solve the problem right after we reported it but not. I have no option but to buy  Kyowa single induction for us to cook at home. It is still best to eat at home and we spend not much when cooking at home. I just hope that the kyowa I bought will last forever. 

There Are Different Bail Bonds

When you are taken into police custody, it can be a scary time. You will need a bond to secure your release. There are many types of bail bonds. If you need help with them, your local bail bond agency should be able to secure one for you.

Cash Bond

If you have cash on hand, you can use this bond. Most departments will accept cash as a form of payment. There are some jails and agencies that may need a check or a credit card to pay for the bond. If you don’t have the full bond amount, a bail bond agency will help you.

Surety Bond

The most common type of bond is known as a surety bond. You can only use this bond with the help of a bond agent. You will need to post 10 percent of the bond. The agency will cover the rest of the amount. Once you have paid, you enter into an agreement with the bond company. You must show up for every court date. If you miss any court hearings, an arrest warrant will be issued in your name.

Property Bond

If your investments are in property, you will have to go through a court process. Property can be used as a bond. However, you will need to appear before a judge. All your real estate holdings and property must be assessed before you can use them as a bond. This is not a quick process either, so you should not expect to be quickly released. The hearings can take anywhere from a couple of days to a few weeks.

Federal Bail Bond

Federal court bonds are handled differently from state cases. You will need a federal bond to be released from federal custody. All these transactions are handled by the courts. You can use either cash or property to secure this type of bond.

If you are looking for bail bonds near me Pittsburgh PA, there are a few options for you. A reputable agent will help you find the right bond for your situation.

Vice Ganda and Ion Perez in relationship?

One of my favorite shows is It’s Showtime. This show makes me happy everytime I’m watching their show. All the hosts give their best to make madlang people happy everyday but Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis present in the show is different. These two make me laugh especially if they are together hosting the show. Speaking of Vice Ganda people are speculating that Vice is in relationship with Ion Perez.

Who is Ion Perez? His real name is Benigno Perez, a 27 year-old from Concepcion, Tarlac. He won Mister Universe Tourism pageant in May 2018. He was known as Kuya Escort in the previous Miss Q and A segment of It’s Showtime. He becomes popular from this segment and even Miss Q and A was already finished, Ion still in It’s Showtime making madlang people happy in the new segment of the said show.

Anyway, if Vice and Ion are in relationship, I’m happy with them. I loved Vice Ganda and whoever makes Vice happy, I will support their relationship all the way.  Vice Ganda deserves to be happy and if Ion is the man then let us be happy with them.

Vice Ganda is in Guam for his concert; Vice Ganda: Ang Fantastic Concert ng Vaklang Twoooh! Together with Ion and Ate Girl (Jacky).

Choosing Items for Your Place of Worship

Whether you are moving into a new building or freshening up a new space, the look and feel of the place where you worship is an important consideration. The items you choose and their placement make a statement about the community of believers who gather in your location. The atmosphere you create can also contribute to how visitors and long-time members feel when they are present. There a few important things to consider as you start planning the items you will purchase for your place of worship.

Traditional, Modern or Somewhere In-Between

If your church community cherishes a very traditional form of your faith tradition, then the decorations and religious supplies that you choose for your space will likely follow that same path. Other groups are anxious to embrace more modern ideas and select items that reflect this view. Of course, many places of worship have a combination of traditional and modern elements. Make sure that the products, artwork, seating and other things you choose are reflective of your group.

Functionality

A beautiful facility is inviting, but if it is not functional, then the purpose is defeated. When you purchase religious supplies and other items for your place of worship, be sure that they are useful and durable. Consider how they will be cleaned, where they will be stored and whether they will survive handling by many hands.

People You Hope To Attract

In addition to considering your current group, be sure that the place you are creating and maintaining sends the right message to the people you hope to attract. If you hope to attract young families, for example, then make sure you have areas that are child-friendly. Millennials are another large demographic with specific needs and tastes that should be considered if you are hoping to draw them to your services.

Creating a space to worship is personal and often guided by many factors. Considering the individuals who will use the space as well as their faith traditions is the best guide.