Saturday, December 14, 2013

Snow-Shoveling Health Tips as Winter Looms

 Shoveling snow can increase your risk of heart attack, and you should take precautions to protect yourself, an expert says.
"When the temperature outside drops, our blood vessels narrow to prevent our bodies from losing heat," Dr. Holly Andersen, director of education and outreach at the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, said in a hospital news release. "This is a natural response that can also put people with heart conditions and those involved in strenuous exercise at greater risk of having a heart attack."
Andersen said shoveling snow is one of the most strenuous and dangerous winter activities. It can boost blood pressure and, combined with the effects of frigid temperatures, can significantly increase heart attack risk.
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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Canon cameras

Listing of Canon cameras . 

The Canon PowerShot SX170 IS Digital Camera is a compact, point-and-shoot featuring a 16 megapixel 1/2.3" CCD sensor and DIGIC 4 image processor to produce high-resolution, well-detailed stills and HD 720p video. The processor also works to provide reduced noise levels and overall image clarity as well as power throughout the camera to enable a High Speed AF system and intelligent auto shooting modes.
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The Canon 5169B003 includes the EOS Rebel T3i Digital SLR Camera and EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS type II Lens. This camera and lens will help photographers who are looking for an easy-to-use camera to create their next masterpiece. The next in a long line of phenomenal compact DSLRs, the EOS Rebel T3i continues the Rebel tradition of easy operation, compact design and no-compromise performance.
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The Canon 5157B002 includes the EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR Camera and the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS type II Lens. This camera and lens is perfect for photographers ready to make the move to digital SLR photography. The EOS Rebel T3 delivers beautiful photos and video, speed, simplicity and fun. It features a 12.2 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor for richly detailed images and quick camera response.
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Perfect for photographers ready to make the move to digital SLR photography, the new EOS Rebel T3 delivers beautiful photos and video, speed, simplicity and fun. It features a 12.2 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor and Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor for richly detailed images and quick camera response. It has Canon's amazing 63-zone, Dual-layer metering for accurate exposures and features Canon's Basic+ function, HD video recording and Live View shooting, plus a convenient in-camera Feature Guide. The EOS Rebel T3 is as beautiful as the pictures it takes.
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Lens: a new kit lens that provides excellent performance. A lightweight construction makes it easy to carry, and Canon's acclaimed optical Image Stabilization also minimises the risk of blur, allowing photographers to use shutter speeds 4 stops slower while still maintaining a blur-free shot. The EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II succeeds the existing EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS in Canon's lens line-up.
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens: this lens is excellent for subjects from portraits to wildlife and nature. It shares the same 13-element optical system as the 75-300mm USM lens, but uses a DC motor for autofocus. Close-focusing down to 4.9 feet (1.5m) allows filling the frame (at 300mm) with a subject the size of a dollar bill.
++PLUS++ 16GB Deluxe Accessory Kit: 16 Gigabyte SDHC Secure Digital Memory Card - Secure Digital USB Card Reader - Memory Card Wallet - Pack of LCD Screen Protectors - Spare LP-E10 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Replacement Battery Pack - Well Protective SLR Camera Gadget Bag with Pockets & Strap - 5pc Deluxe Lens Care & Cleaning Kit - Full Size 59" Tripod W/Case - Focus DVD Guide to Digital SLR Cameras - BONUS!! Mini HDMI to standard HDMI cable for direct connection to a high-definition TV monitor - Free 25 Quality Prints

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela dies aged 95

 Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95.

Mandela, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison, had been receiving treatment for a lung infection at his Johannesburg home since September, after three months in hospital in a critical state.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Best Credit Cards, December 2013

  As the new year begins, it’s a good opportunity to review the best credit card offers available and see which — if any — make sense for you. The best credit cards of 2013 offer a combination of sign-up bonuses, reward programs, low-APR promotional periods, and other benefits that can be used to your advantage if you pay attention.

When used properly, credit cards can be an effective tool for managing your finances, earning rewards on everyday spending, building a solid credit history, and maintaining your cash flow, but these tools can be also used incorrectly, damaging your finances in the process.
Consider the following offers if you plan to open a new credit card or if you’re looking to make the most out of your everyday spending. But if you are a “Type A” credit card user — if you use credit cards to spend more than you can afford and have difficulty making payments — consider improving your finances and getting out of debt before applying for a new credit card.

The best card for balance transfers
Slate® from Chase. Right now, the best credit card offer for balance transfers is Slate from Chase. Open a card with an offer like this when you have a balance on a card with a high interest rate that you’d like to pay off without owing additional interest. For example, if you have a $15,000 balance on a card with an ongoing APR of 15%, you could save $2,250 by moving that balance to Slate from Chase and paying the remainder of the $15,000 before the introductory period ends.
The introductory period is fifteen months, during which time you’ll be able to pay your transferred balances off without any interest. While Slate from Chase and other cards generally charge a balance transfer fee, in the 60 days after being approved for Slate from Chase, as an introductory offer you’ll be able to transfer your balance without a fee. After those 60 days have passed, the balance transfer fee is 3% of the amount of each transfer, with a $5 minimum.
You can transfer up to $15,000, but if Chase determines your credit limit should be lower, you will be limited to the lower amount.
See more at ..The Best Credit Cards, December 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

20 Quick Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

 Quitting isn’t easy, Here are 20 tips proven to help.
 1.   Believe in yourself. Believe that you can quit. Think about some of the most difficult things you have done in your life and realize that you have the guts and determination to quit smoking. It’s up to you.
2.    After reading this list, sit down and write your own list, customized to your personality and way of doing things. Create you own plan for quitting.

 3.   Write down why you want to quit (the benefits of quitting): live longer, feel better, for your family, save money, smell better, find a mate more easily, etc. You know what’s bad about smoking and you know what you’ll get by quitting. Put it on paper and read it daily.
 4.   Ask your family and friends to support your decision to quit. Ask them to be completely supportive and non-judgmental. Let them know ahead of time that you will probably be irritable and even irrational while you withdraw from your smoking habit.

5.    Set a quit date. Decide what day you will extinguish your cigarettes forever. Write it down. Plan for it. Prepare your mind for the “first day of the rest of your life”. You might even hold a small ceremony when you smoke you last cigarette, or on the morning of the quit date.
  6.  Talk with your doctor about quitting. Support and guidance from a physician is a proven way to better your chances to quit.... more ..



Sunday, March 10, 2013

Today's News: Our Take - Pilot Season: Mandy Moore Exits ABC's Pulling

Today's News: Our Take - Pilot Season: Mandy Moore Exits ABC's Pulling
Mandy Moore will no longer star in the ABC comedy pilot Pulling,TVGuide.com has confirmed.The project, from Bad Teacher producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, is about three dysfunctional women in their 30s who live life the way they want, even ...




Thursday, September 13, 2012

10 million households dont have bank accounts

The number of people who don't have bank accounts is on the rise, as many households turn to alternative ways of getting cash -- like prepaid cards, payday loans, pawnshops and check-cashing services.
About 8.2% of U.S. households, or nearly 10 million, lack a bank account, according to survey results released Wednesday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. That's up from 7.7%, or about 9 million households, in 2009.
Most commonly, households reported that they don't have a bank account because they don't have enough money to open and fund one, with 33% of respondents saying this is the case.