Unplug appliances when they arent in use
. Did you know that appliances that are plugged in keep using energy, even when theyre switched off Even an appliance as small as a coffee pot continues slowly sapping energy every moment it stays plugged in, long after the last cup of coffee has been consumed. Power down your computer and unplug it at the end of the day. Computers use a lot of energy, and when they stay plugged in youre wasting both energy and money.Dont leave your TV plugged in all the time. It may seem inconvenient to unplug it when youre finished watching, but the savings are worth the trouble.Unplug your sound system and speakers. These are some of the worst culprits when it comes to sapping extra energy when they arent in use.Dont forget small appliances such as phone chargers, kitchen appliances, hair dryers, and anything else youve got that runs on electricity.
Turn off the lights
. This is the simplest, most common way to save electricity, and it really works. Start paying attention to how many lights are on in your house at a given time. Be mindful of how many lights you really need to be using at once. When you leave a room, make a habit of turning off the lights, every single time. If you really want to go all out, have your family use just one or two rooms at night, rather than spreading out all over the house and keeping your entire home lit.For maximum electricity savings, use candles! This old fashioned system of providing light at night is effective, romantic and peaceful. If you dont find it practical to use candles every night, try doing it just once or twice a week. Be careful doing this with little kids, though make sure all of your family members know how to handle candles safely.
Change your bulbs
. Replacing regular incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent (CFL) or LED bulbs is a big energy savor. Incandescent bulbs release most of their energy through heat, while CFL and LED bulbs are more energy efficient and last much longer.CFL bulbs were the first alternative to incandescent bulbs, and they use only about 1/4 the energy of incandescent bulbs. They contain trace amounts of mercury, so they must be disposed of properly when they burn out.LED bulbs are newer to the market. Theyre more expensive than CFLs, but they last longer and dont contain mercury.
Embrace natural light
. Open up your curtains and let the sun shine in! Using natural light whenever possible instead of relying on artificial light can greatly reduce the amount of electricity you use during the day. The same is true whether you work in an office or spend your days in your house. Exposure to natural light also increases happiness,giving you an even greater incentive to raise the blinds.Try to arrange your workspace so that natural light floods your desk. Keep the overhead lights off when possible. When you need extra lighting, use a low powered desk lamp instead.Buy curtains or blinds in a light shade that provides privacy but still allows light to come through.
Use less hot water
. Heating water takes a lot of energy. Its not necessary to take cold showers, but being mindful of how much hot water you use, and how the water is being heated, can save a lot of electricity and money.Make sure your water heater is insulated so that it isnt losing too much heat. Consider getting a water heater that doesnt run on a continuously lit pilot light.Take showers instead of baths. Baths use a lot more water than showers.Take shorter showers. Spending 20 minutes in the shower uses up too much electricity.
Use the air conditioner less frequently
. Sometimes its unavoidable to use the air conditioner, but theres no reason to have it on from the beginning of spring to the end of the summer without ever turning it off. Find other ways to cool yourself down when possible.
Service your air conditioner
. Roughly half of an average homes annual energy bill (gas and electric), about $1,000, is spent on heating and cooling. Air conditioners placed in direct sunlight use up to 10 percent more electricity. If yours sits in the sun, plant tall shrubs or shade trees nearby but dont enclose the unit or impede the airflow. Place window units on the north side of the house or install an awning over them.Keep your window or central air conditioner tuned up so it runs at peak efficiency. Every two or three years, call in a pro to check the electrical parts and the refrigerant.If your central air conditioner is more than 12 years old, replacing it with an Energy Star model can cut your cooling costs by 30 percent and save maintenance costs. The payback for replacing a 12 year old system is typically about eight years. An air conditioners efficiency level is measured by the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). The higher the number, the more efficient the unit. A 13 or 14 SEER rating is considered high efficiency.
Kill energy vampires
. Seventy five percent of the electrical use by home electronics occurs when theyre turned off, according to the Department of Energy. These energy vampires suck electricity all day long costing you an extra $100 each year. So if youd like to keep that Ben Franklin in your wallet, unplug your electronics or plug them into a power strip, then turn off the strip.Dont worry about losing the settings on new computers and TVs. They have a memory chip that resets everything when you power back up. If you have an old VCR or other devices that flash when the power goes out, keep it plugged in. Some power strips have a few outlets that always have power even when you flip off the switch. This type of strip has a main outlet for the computer. When you turn off the computer, the strip also shuts down other devices, such as your scanner, printer or modem.
Clean out the lint for dryer efficiency
. A clogged lint screen or dryer duct drastically reduces the efficiency of your dryer, whether its gas or electric. Clean the lint screen after each load and clean the exhaust duct once a year. The cleaner shown here has an auger brush that attaches to a drill to clean out the ducts. Its available at home centers.Electric dryers use about $85 of electricity annually. A dirty lint screen can cause the dryer to use up to 30 percent more electricity ($25 per year), according to the Consumer Energy Center. Lint buildup is also a common cause of fires.Dry loads of laundry back to back so the dryer doesnt cool down between loads (a warm dryer uses less energy). And only run the dryer until the clothes are dry. Overdrying damages your clothes and runs up your electric bill. If youre in the market for a new dryer and already have a gas line in the house, go with a gas dryer. A gas dryer is more efficient.
Change furnace filter
. Keeping your furnace (gas or electric) tuned up has two big benefits: It makes the furnace run efficiently and it prolongs the furnaces life span. And you can perform the annual tune up yourself in about three hours. Change the filter every month of the heating season (or year round if the filter is also used for A/C). Be sure you insert the new one so it faces the right way. The filter protects the blower and its motor; a clogged filter makes the motor work harder and use more power.
Save on electric water heating
. If you only use an electric water heater at certain times of the day, youre wasting electricity keeping the water hot 24-7. To solve that problem, install an electronic timer switch (Photo 1; sold at home centers). Timers are available for 120 and 240 volt heaters. They can be programmed for daily or weekly schedules so you only heat the water when you need it. A timer can save you $25 per year.To make your water heater even more efficient, drain the tank and flush out the sediment at the bottom (Photo 2). Otherwise, you could be heating through inches of sediment before heating the water.If your electric water heater is warm or hot to the touch, its losing heat. Wrap it with an insulating blanket (sold at home centers).
Get smart metering
. Smart metering programs vary among utility companies, but the basic idea is the same: The utility installs a special smart meter that tracks how much electricity youre using. The utility uses that data to make sure its power grid doesnt get overloaded and cause blackouts. If the grid nears capacity, the utility can shut off major appliances in homes for short periods of time (such as 15 minutes per hour). Not all companies offer smart metering, but some do and many others are considering it. Whats in it for you? Money! Some programs pay for signing up. Others let you view your homes usage online in real time so you can better manage your electrical consumption. Others let you choose real time or time of use pricing that allows you to pay less for electricity thats used during off peak hours (for example, on weekdays from early afternoon until 8 p.m.). These plans reward you for using electricity when its cheapest. Smart metering makes the most sense if youre away from home all day you wont notice or care if things get turned off (although its a good idea for everyone else too!). According to SRP, a power utility company, the plans cut 7 percent off your bill, which is $140 for the average $2,000 yearly energy bill. Check with your local company to find out what smart metering programs are available in your area.
Run your refrigerator for less
. Your refrigerator uses more electricity than all your other kitchen appliances combined. To keep its energy costs down, clean the coils twice a year, which improves efficiency by 30 to 50 percent. Your fridge and freezer run more efficiently when theyre full. Put water containers in the fridge and ice bags in your freezer to keep them filled. Keep the refrigerator setting between 35 and 38 degrees and the freezer between 0 and 5 degrees F.Refrigerator door seals wear out over time. Test your seal by closing a dollar bill in the door. If it pulls out easily, replace the seal.If your fridge was made before 2001, its using at least 40 percent more electricity than new Energy Star models. If youre replacing your fridge, buy an Energy Star model and recycle your old one. Dont hook up the old one in the basement or garage an inefficient refrigerator costs as much as $280 a year in electricity. Any money you save buying food in bulk and storing it in an inefficient second fridge is lost in electric costs.
Buy Energy Star appliances
. When you shop for appliances, look for the Energy Star label. It means the appliance meets certain energy efficiency guidelines. The average household spends $2,000 each year on energy bills. Energy Star says that appliances bearing its label can cut those bills by 30 percent, for an annual savings of about $600. But you dont have to replace everything to see a savings. Just replacing an eight year old refrigerator with a new Energy Star model can save $110 a year or more in electricity.Not sure what to do with your old appliance? Recycle it. Dont salvage and resell it that only passes the electricity hogging appliance along to someone else. Check with your utility company or local home center for programs for appliance pickup and recycling.
Install smarter switches
. Motion sensors (occupancy sensors) automatically turn lights on and off so you only get (and pay for!) light when you need it (Photo 1). Using motion sensors can save you $100 per year. Some motion sensors need to be manually turned on but turn off automatically. Theyre great for bedrooms because they wont turn on when you move in your sleep.Some switches are installed in junction boxes; others are wireless. You can also buy light fixtures with built in motion sensors. Youll need special motion sensors for electronic ballasts that control CFLs. Special order them at home centers or buy them on the internet.Use timers to control bath fans so the fan will run for a preset time to air out the room and then automatically turn off . You can set the length of time you want the fan to run. Be sure the timer you buy is rated for motors, not just lighting (check the label).
Switch to CFLs
. Replacing incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) is one of the quickest, easiest ways to save money and a place everyone can start. CFLs use about 75 percent less energy and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs. This can save you up to $35 in electric costs over the lifetime of each bulb. Switching to CFLs in the five most frequently used fixtures in your house will save about $60 per year, according to Energy Star.Choose CFLs with the Energy Star label to get the greatest savings. Energy Star products have to meet energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and the Department of Energy. When you shop, keep in mind that light fixtures with dimmers require special CFLs; read the label.When your CFLs are finally spent, recycle them (to find locations, check with your trash hauler or local government).
Reduce excessive heating or cooling
. Space heating in winter is a big power guzzler, and the same for summer cooling for those homes with cooling systems. Use localised equipment rather than central air conditioning or heating systems, and only heat or cool occupied rooms. The room temperature should not be more than 10 degrees (Celsius) more or less than the outside/ ambient temperature. Fan or oil heaters with thermostats are best, and avoid under floor heating. In summer use a fan rather than air conditioning. But rather than use equipment at all, the best no cost saving options are things like wearing warmer clothing and using blankets in winter or opening the windows in summer.
Install an efficient shower head
. Cape Town water bylaws limit shower flow rates to no more than 10 litres per minute. To test this at home, hold a bucket under the showerhead for 12 seconds. Measure the amount of water within the bucket with a measuring jug. If there is more than 2 litres then your showerhead is inefficient. A good, modern product will save both water and electricity without compromising your shower experience, and the saving usually pays back the investment within a few weeks or months.
Install efficient lighting
. Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) use 75% less power than old incandescent bulbs, and last much longer. Note that CFLs contain small amounts of harmful chemicals, so please dispose of them safely. Best is to take them to safe drop off points e.g. at retailers like Woolworths or Pick n Pay. New light emitting diodes, or LEDs, are even more efficient than CFLs, and last 130 times longer than CFL bulbs. They have limited applications in homes at this stage, but are ideal replacements for halogen down lighting. They save the most, and although they may be currently expensive the cost is coming down as the technology develops. Of course, switching off lights in unoccupied rooms is also an obvious way to save.
Install a solar water heater
. This can save the most electricity of all. It typically saves about two thirds of water heating cost, but this varies and it should be installed with a timer for the best possible saving. With rising electricity tariffs, and the new subsidies from Eskom , the payback period is now no more than 5 years. Install a heat pump as an alternative, if a solar water heater is not possible. Heat pumps can achieve similar savings but they are a new technology for homes, so they are not well tested yet and may require more maintenance than a solar water heater.
Insulate the ceiling roof
. A ceiling and good roof insulation can keep the home 5 degrees (Celsius) warmer in winter, and 10 degrees cooler in summer. More comfortable indoor temperatures mean less need for electrical heating and cooling, with savings of about 75% for adding both a ceiling and insulation, or 25% for just adding insulation (if there is already a ceiling). Insulating other parts of the house also helps (e.g. stopping heat loss through windows or under doors), but the highest savings are from roof insulation.
Less Use of Fossil Fuels
. Electricity can be obtained from solar or wind power, but most electricity used in homes comes from the burning of fossil fuels such as oil or coal. These fuels are needed to power the turbines that produce electricity. These resources are not unlimited or renewable; the faster they are used and the more electricity that is consumed, the quicker they will be depleted.
Use appliances and electronics responsibly
. Appliances and electronics account for about 20% of household energy bills in a typical U.S. home. The following are tips that will reduce the required energy of electronics and appliances Refrigerators and freezers should not be located near the stove, dishwasher or heat vents, or exposed to direct sunlight. Exposure to warm areas will force them to use more energy to remain cool.Computers should be shut off when not in use. If unattended computers must be left on, their monitors should be shut off. According to some studies, computers account for approximately 3% of all energy consumption in the United States. Use efficient ENERGY STAR rated appliances and electronics. These devices, approved by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agencys ENERGY STAR Program, include TVs, home theater systems, DVD players, CD players, receivers, speakers, and more. According to the EPA, if just 10% of homes used energy efficient appliances, it would reduce carbon emissions by the equivalent of 1.7 million acres of trees.Chargers, such as those used for laptops and cell phones, consume energy when they are plugged in. When they are not connected to electronics, chargers should be unplugged. Laptop computers consume considerably less electricity than desktop computers.
Monitor your fuel economy
. It may be boring, but it matters in two ways.Firstly, over multiple tanks of fuel or for consistent trips, like commuting to work, measuring fuel economy helps you to see if making changes to your driving has a considerable effect on your fuel gas mileage.Secondly, if you have instantaneous estimate of fuel economy on your dash board you can use it to help you optimize your driving style for fuel gas mileage. This is particularly useful for improving the way you accelerate and finding the speed at which your car is most economical.
Maintain your motor
. Looking after your car can not only help improve fuel economy a little, but is important for safety and the longevity of your vehicle.According to the EPA having your car properly tuned can improve gas mileage by up to 4%, properly inflating tires can help as much as 3% and using the correct oil is good for up to 2%.Essentially you want to make sure your car is rolling smoothly and combusting fuel efficiently. Bad wheel alignment, an under inflated tire, dirty filters or a dodgy spark plug can let your vehicle down but are easy to fix.
Turn down the thermostat
. Turning your thermostat down by just 1 degree can reduce your energy consumption by over 5%. You wont even notice the difference in room temperature. On the same note, dont heat rooms when you are not using them.
Decrease the hot water temperature
. Your hot water thermostat neednt be higher than 60 degrees centigrade (140 degrees Fahrenheit). Any higher and you will only be mixing it with cold water to cool it back down for use.Give your boiler regular checkups, especially if you have had it for a few years.
. Only use the washing machine when you have collected a full load. If you must wash a partial load, use the economy or half load setting. Also, modern washers work just as effectively at 40 degrees Centigrade (100 F) as they do at 60 (140 F), but the reduced temperature will make a difference in terms of energy used.Tumble dryers use up a huge amount of energy. If possible, hang your clothes on a line instead. This is better for your clothes as well.Washing economically doesnt just apply to your clothes. Taking a shower instead of a bath uses around 50 percent less energy.
Switch your ceiling fan
. To turn in a counter clockwise direction In the summer; in the winter, run it at low speed, but clockwise.
Change or clean your AC s air filters
. At least once a month to keep your system running at peak performance.
Make sure your AC has a rating
. Or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio SEER of 15. Not only will your AC be more efficient, you could also be eligible for a rebate up to.
Make saving automatic
. Set your thermostat fan switch to auto to save energy. Leaving it in the on position keeps air running constantly.
Insulate your walls
. With injected foam insulation to help you save energy by keeping hot outside air from seeping through porous block walls check with your local building supply company for details.
Give your AC tune up
. Running an inefficient AC system can result in high monthly bills. Plus, you could qualify for a rebate.
Check for household leaks
. To make sure air isnt escaping through openings such as fireplace dampers, doors and windows.
Use ceiling fans
. To cool off for less. Ceiling fans use no more electricity than a standard light bulb. However, be sure to turn fans off when you leave they only cool people, not rooms.
Cover all bare floors
. Carpeting or rugs add to comfort and heat retention, especially if there is little or no floor insulation.
Give your air compressor space
. To work efficiently. Never stack anything against your HVAC or drape anything over it.
Buy bulbs for less
. Check out the Duke Energy Progress Residential Lighting Program to find local retailers who offer energy efficient compact fluorescent CFL bulbs at discounted prices.
Replace standard bulbs with CFLs
. Compact fluorescent light bulbs are more energy efficient than regular bulbs, while giving off the same amount of light.
Use the right bulb
. Make sure youre using the appropriate CFL bulb for your light fixture they come in various sizes and types for different lighting needs.
Replace halogen light bulbs
. which can get hot enough to be a fire hazard, with CFLs they use less energy and dont get as hot.
Keep your freezer full
. It uses less energy than an empty one. For maximum savings, consider filling your freezer with gallon containers of water.
Replace your refrigerator
. Look for the yellow EnergyGuide label to compare features. Choose models with improved insulation and power saving switches.
Turn off your water heater
. Until if you plan on leaving home for a few days. And you get back. Most models will reheat the water to the set temperature in about an hour.
Choose the right water heater
. For your needs. While they may promise savings, tankless models are pricey to install and on demand water heaters may actually increase your electric bill.
Avoid energy vampires
. Even when theyre turned off, home electronics in standby mode use energy to power features like clock displays.
Unplug battery chargers
. when the batteries are fully charged or the chargers are not in use. Many chargers draw power continuously, even when the device is not plugged into the charger.
Reduce the strain on your AC
. By applying reflective coating. This will help you save by decreasing the amount of heat coming into your home.
Keep your roof lasting longer
. Reflective roofs not only reduce heat buildup, they also prevent the expansion and contraction that degrade roofs.
. Motion sensors are the perfect solution for left on lights. They turn off automatically so you don t waste electricity.Motion sensors occupancy sensors automatically turn lights on and off so you only get and pay for! light when you need it. Using motion sensors can save you 100 per year. Some motion sensors need to be manually turned on but turn off automatically. Theyre great for bedrooms because they wont turn on when you move in your sleep.
Clean out lint
. Keep your dryer safe and efficient by cleaning lint out of the ductwork once a year.A clogged lint screen or dryer duct drastically reduces the efficiency of your dryer, whether its gas or electric. Clean the lint screen after each load and clean the exhaust duct once a year. The cleaner shown here has an auger brush that attaches to a drill to clean out the ducts. Its available at home centers.
Water heater timer
. A timer turns on the water heater only when you need it, so you dont waste electricity heating and reheating water that sits in the tank.If you only use an electric water heater at certain times of the day, youre wasting electricity keeping the water hot 24/7. To solve that problem, install an electronic timer switch Photo 1; sold at home centers . Timers are available for 120 and 240 volt heaters. They can be programmed for daily or weekly schedules so you only heat the water when you need it.
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. Olan (pronounced [o?lan]) is a dish that is part of the Kerala cuisine of the state of Kerala in South India. It is prepared from white gourd, coconut milk and ginger seasoned with coconut oil.
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Tamarind is available in an assortment of snacks
. People in this part of the world dry the tamarind fruit with salt or preserve it as candies
. Magnets and Currents: In the twelfth century, there was introduced into Europe from China a simple instrument which changed journeying on the sea from uncertain wandering to a definite, safe voyage. This instrument was the compass, and because of the
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. Weather changes quickly in the mountains. Fatigue and unexpected conditions can also affect your hike. Know your limitations and when to postpone your hike. The mountains will be there another day.
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. The 1908 Russian Olympic team didn t get to London on time because they hadn t yet switched to using the Gregorian calendar
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. Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometre off the country s northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches.
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De Puff Your Eyes With Raw Potatoes
. In an interview with Reader s Digest, Dr.Frances Jang, a dermatologist at Skinworksrecommends using raw potato slices to soothe your eyes. She says they are astringent which means they help decrease water retention and they also contain the enzyme ca
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. It is a test used to look at the bones and internal organs of the body. It is done by exposing the body to a brief amount of electromagneticradiation and then producing an image over the film. X rays used for medical purposes are about one order of m
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. Jacksons first single for Virgin was based on a sample from a James Brown No. 1 R&B hit from 1974, Papa Dont Take No Mess. On first listen, Jackson wasnt thrilled with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis track; the producers asked her to take it with her on he
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. Govardhana Puja, Go Puja and Annakuta are all connected with the story of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill to protect the inhabitants of Vrindavan. On this day, a hill of sweets is made from food prepared by the devotees, which is then offered to
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. Dont overlook using a reverse grip when performing bentover rows as well. This particular grip will have you placing far more emphasis on the bicep muscle compared to just the back as the standard grip does. This is also a great way to change the str
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Inform your web bank immediately
. If you discover you did submit private detail to these con artists, inform your web bank immediately: Make sure you give your bank your current contact information so that they can get in touch with you with any questions or any other mattersthat req
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. Try not to be tempted to add to your portfolio once its finished. Youll always take better shots in the future, but Id suggest that a portfolio is a collection of what youve done, and adding to it will spoil the continuity and thought that youve put
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Use Modern Classics
. If you want a contemporary edge, you cant go wrong with the modern classics like these white leather Barcelona chairs and Lucite coffee table.
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. The way this sari looks, we did hardly call it a sari.It more like a swimsuit with pleats in the front.But you can not ignore the carnality that this outfit exudes.Slit all the way to the mid thigh on both sides, the blouse is swimsuit style, cut on
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Neutralize Cat Box Odor
. You dont have to use an aerosol spray to neutralize foul-smelling cat box odors or freshen the air in your bathroom. Just cut a couple of lemons in half. Then place them, cut side up, in a dish in the room, and the air will soon smell lemon fresh.
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. Also known as the Preachers Pulpit, visiting this 600 meter high cliff is not recommended in winter or spring when the path to the top is paved with ice. In summer though the view of the valley below is breathtaking.
. This unusual flowering plant belongs to the family of Apocynaceae. The plant produces small succulent stems. The stems can be used to propagate the plant. The plant is fairly easy to grow in well drained soil and dry climate.
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. The driver controls the sled with his hands and fingers, using rings that are attached by ropes to a steering mechanism.
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. Eating pears improves lung function and reduce Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease symptoms such as breathlessness and coughing. The pear, contains no Sodium, a mineral that tends to retain water within the body, thus, increasing blood pressure. Th
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. It is said that long before Aryans arrived in India, a clan named Nagaas lived in India. It was a highly developed clan. It is said that the snake worship amongst the Nagas, was extremely popular and it can be proved according to the evidences derive
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. While considering products and furniture for your living room, you must make the most of those products which are going to stay for a longer period. Such is the Media storage spaces that can really make or break the look of your living room. Since it
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. Some glossary noted this star anise extract can have potent antioxidant and antibacterial properties but its fragrant component makes this a potential skin irritant and it can cause photosensitivity.
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. consumers tend to read content during their downtime. Keep the content light so they dont feel overwhelmed.
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. The Adobe study found that 29% of companies listed content optimization as a top priority, yet 23% of agencies believe it should be a top priority. Content production is important but content optimization is the more powerful strategic tool.
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. Needless to mention, we all are born with so many strengths. We have to realize our strengths and exploit them rather wasting too much time to focus on our weak areas. It's true we can overcome many of our weaknesses but to get the result we need to
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. The main way to unlock anything from a heart to a door, the key has been a good luck charm for longer than most. Ancient Greeks and Romans believed a lucky key unlocked the door to the gods, allowing one s prayers to reach their ears. In Japanese cul
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. Oman Inspired by royal Arabian palaces the Shangri La offers six star service in the middle of a rugged mountain strewn desert. The hotels 180 luxury suites all have views of the sea, balconies and terraces along with butler service and co
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. National Philatelic Museum is located within the Dak Bhawan, the headquarters of India postal service.It displays rare stamps that were in use in the olden times and those that are used today.The National Philatelic Museum also has a collection of in
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. Salsa is a dance form with origins from the Cuban Son and Afro-Cuban dance. This partner dance is quite sensual in its form since it s known for having flirtatious movements.
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. Heating water takes a lot of energy. Its not necessary to take cold showers, but being mindful of how much hot water you use, and how the water is being heated, can save a lot of electricity and money.Make sure your water heater is insulated so that
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. Examine each contact lens before inserting it to make sure its not damaged. Discard any damaged lenses. While contact lens use is safe, not caring for contact lenses properly or failing to follow contact lens safety rules can lead to serious problems
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. Bob Matthias, the youngest Olympic champion in the decathlon, was just 17 years old when he competed for the U.S. in the 1948 Games. Talk about beginners luck it was only his third attempt at the 10 event competition.
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. If the source of light is too strong e.g. light from a lamp falling straight on you then you should try to defuse and soften it. A simple method is to bring a thin and translucent sheet between light source and yourself. The sheet should not be so
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. Potato can be used as a natural facial cleanser. For this purpose, cut one cucumber and one potato into medium pieces. Now blend these in a blender for 20 seconds. Next, add one teaspoon of baking soda and a little water to the mixture. You can use t
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. Texas resembles a jigsaw puzzle with brilliant colors. It also gives you the impression of a tiled floor. The wonderful colors and specks make it look even attractive. The mist adds the flavor to this delightful treat. It appears like that mainly due
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. Tim Robbins plays a Vietnam Vet who finds himself in some wacky situations. Its a screwball comedy with an all-star cast that brings the laughs about how silly ole Jacob is having a gosh-darn hard time getting his life together.Oh, sorry. Got sidetra
Craziest Perfume Bottle
. These guys decided that it would be a great idea to have 19th Century bronze with a Mother of Pearl shell which opens to reveal four petite perfume bottles. French masters decorated the treasure with views of Paris.