White mattresses can easily turn dingy. If it is not properly cleaned or if you have spilled coffee on the bed too many times before, it probably needs a thorough cleaning. I am sure you would not want to sleep on a shabby-looking bed. Cleaning your mattress and making it new once again should not be too difficult. Here are some steps on how you can do that: Step 1: Remove the bed covers and wash it. Set your washer's water temperature to warm settings and wash your bed covers using a mild liquid detergent. Also add fabric conditioner to make it smell fresh and clean. Step 2: Carry your mattress to an open area where you can clean it without any obstructions. Place it on a clean platform. Prepare your cleaning materials such as warm water, an empty spray bottle, a small soft bristled brush, distilled white vinegar, lemon […]

Security is one word which controls most of our lives. We are concerned about the security of many things related to us. There are many dangers around us which can destroy our homes and possessions. Of the greatest risk comes from human beings who steal and rob from others. One of the best ways to keep us away from harm and danger is to secure ourselves from them by utilizing the latest gadgets available. Here we will be discussing some of the common features which will help us to understand in detail how a home security system works. The brain of the home security system is called its master control panel. All other input and output devices in a home security system are connected to the master control system through wires or remote access. This part will be responsible for sending the information to monitoring stations if you are having […]

I had friends. And I knew Girls. But the cross of these two hugely different species? Never! But for three weeks in my life, I had what most boys wanted more than blowing up crackers in cow dung- a girl friend. From my personal experience, there was not much difference- you have a girl friend or blow up a cracker in a huge pile of cow dung- the end result was the same. Let me explain … Once upon a time, there was me … Well I had just moved to Bangalore and for a month I lived alone- It was like a single goldfish in a water-bowl- Depressing. I needed a room-mate, desperately. I sent out the following ad in the local newspaper. WANTED: A room-mate. House 10 steps from a cheap bar. Must love Vodka. I received a lot of calls. Just too many of them. Did not […]

More and more people are thinking about giving up the stress of the rat race and settling in to the more attractive proposition of working from home. Not only does working from home mean we no longer have to waste hours of our day traveling to and from work, we can also be much more flexible with our working hours. So long as the work is completed on time, it often doesnt matter whether we start work at nine o'clock in the morning or at midnight. But there are times when it is still necessary to meet and talk with clients, which can cause problems. After all you can not exactly invite them round to your house and sit in the living room while you are talking your way through a business deal. You need to ensure your image is always as professional as you can make it. But thanks […]

When my youngest child was small she was watching a nature program when she exclaimed with utter delight that there were glow-in-the-dark monkeys! The rest of the family took a moment before realizing what she was seeing. David Attenborough was filming in the jungle at night using a special night vision camera which made the monkeys glow green. We laughed at her for a while but then it became such a charming idea that there might be monkeys in the jungle somewhere on Earth that glow in the dark. The possibility was real enough as there are other glowing creatures on the planet. We kept this idea going as we discussed the benefits of being able to glow in the dark, to hide in trees and frighten the parrots. Although it was nonsense, fostering this level of creative thought is a great skills to learn. If we are to foster […]

You need to own a hand crank short wave radio. While these shortwave radios may seem to some like novelties, they can save your life in an emergency. A shortwave radio is not just some AM / FM radio, it picks up a variety of shortwave radio signals. These can include but are not limited to weather stations, news broad casts, and even signals from other parts of the country and the world. While you may not think of these as important, in an emergency, these radios and stations can be your only link to the outside world. A hand crank short wave radio has many different power options today. What the hand crank does is every time you turn the crank, the mechanical energy is instantly turned into electrical energy, enough to power the radio itself, and even to charge up the rechargeable batteries. Because the cranking technology has […]

The internet has revolutionized many things. It has changed the lifestyles of almost everyone. One of the big changes that it has bought is that now people can shop on the internet. Now, there is no need to visit different shops and find the best item for you. You can easily choose one online and order it. This will be delivered to your home. So that has made many people to do businesses online because customers demands have changed and one must keep up with them to generate substantial profit. There are many internet home based business. Some require large money to be invested while others can be started with just small cash. But the key to success is that you choose the right business to start with. One way to start is with internet marketing. It provides you with a good opportunity to supplement your income. There are millions […]

Cats are known to be extremely smart, whether they want us to know it or not. Everybody knows that a feline's amazing abilities include being able to walk on tiny surfaces, run fast, and land on their feet if they fall. However, one of the most incredible abilities of our feline friends is not commonly known, as it is almost a hidden sixth sense for them. This additional sense is a cat's homing ability. Similar to birds, felines have homing abilities that help them to find their way home from up to 3 miles away. How is this possible? Cats can attribute their homing ability to their amazing sense of smell, their keen eyesight, and their internal compass. Eyes Upon observation of a feline's eyes, you might notice that their pupils are extremely active. A cat's pupils can range from being really tiny and thin to really large and wide. […]

There are 5 basic steps that every person who wants to start an online business needs to look at and consider before getting started online. Jumping in feet first, without checking out the water temperature, could have the fatal error that marks the difference between success and failure when beginning an online business. Step # 1 – Make a Plan No one is going to make money online the first day that they start. You need to start by making a business plan about what it is that you want to do online. "I do not know, I just want to make money", I can hear you whine. If you do not know what you want to do, you must figure that out before you can do anything. You need to make a plan about one thing, set a goal and work on this one plan from creation through completion. […]

Collecting and preserving photographs has been a favorite pastime with most people, young and old. Sometimes they get stuck with so many photos from various occasions and varying times in the past, they wonder how to put them all together coherently. The most common and popular photo book themes include- Baby Album – You could start your album with photos from various trimesters in your pregnancy and record your emotions. You could include ultrasounds and photos of the nursery too. Family Holiday – Holiday pictures are best arranged chronologically, ie day-by-day. You could also theme them place-by-place, or you could simply put up your favorite pictures from your holidays and record what you liked most about them. Graduation Day – You could make portrait ports of your friends and ask them to write something for you to give it the feeling of a personalized slam book. Wedding Album – A […]