Although hookah is something that East knows everything about, it’s still gaining popularity in the Western countries. Many people don’t know what’s this all about, but they’ve seen hookah bars because they are in almost every bigger city.

In short, I could say that hookah is an alternative to cigarettes. It’s still a bad habit, but a lot safer one. Hookah has a unique mechanism that serves for smoking filtered smoke. The smoke is first cooled and then it is filtered through water. You decide how much tobacco you want to add to it, this comes down to personal preference.

hookah shisha

  • The entire mechanism consists of bowl, hose, purge valve and water jar. The bowl holds tobacco and coal and is made from clay. You put the tobacco in the bowl first, and then you cover it with perforated foil. After that’s taken care of, you put some hot coal over it to heat the tobacco.
  • The hose are actually pipes that are attached to the instrument. You use them to draw the smoke out. Of course, the some goes through the water first.
  • The purge valve is used to purge the smoke you did not inhale. It’s a very small valve that has to be cleaned from time to time.
  • The water jar cools the smoke which you then inhale through the hose. You can use tobacco or simply put one of many fruit flavors in the water.

I can say that this is an interesting hobby, whether you choose to smoke tobacco with the hookah or not. If you want to try this out, I suggest you visit Hookah Shisha and see what they have to offer. Buy a couple of things there and have it delivered to your home. Even if you don’t choose to pursue this, you will definitely have fun during your first hookah session.

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Numerous diseases are associated with inadequate nutrition. In further text, you will be familiar with the widest diseases of nowadays.

Obesity is defined as increase in body weight for 15% from ideal weight. Did you know that every half an hour above ideal weight shorten s life expectancy for a month? Whish additional medical problems obesity can drag with it? These are some of them: hypertension, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, cancer, mental disorders, pregnancy complications, and others.

Besides medical problems, it is interesting to know non- medical issues: expensive life (food, clothes), discomfort while walking, finding partners or job, loneliness, inactivity…

Diabetes (lat. Diabetes mellitus) is chronic, incurable systemic disorder of metabolism, characterized by hyperglycemia. Hyperglycemia is permanent increase of blood glucose. It is mainly caused by hereditary factors.

High blood pressure or hypertension occurs when hearth is unable to carry out normal functioning of blood and oxygen to the tissues and organs, due to the obstacles that arise in the arteries. Resistances which overcomes the heart due to narrowness, brittleness, hardness and reduced elasticity of the arteries and veins straining the heart and eventually lead to a weakening of the heart muscle and the ebbing. Hypertension often has no recognizable symptoms, that’s why is called the “silent killer”. The consequences of acute hypertension are the most common brain hemorrhage while in chronic hypertension usually manifested in the kidneys, brain and eye. 

atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is one of the most common consequences of elevated blood pressure and occurs when high blood pressure is not treated. This disease is the result of fat that are moving around the body faster and are embedded in the walls of arteries. 

A heart attack occurs when there is a blockage of the arteries that supply the heart with blood and no blood flow to the heart muscle.

Stroke (cerebrovascular accident, CVI, apoplexy of the brain) is the result of high blood pressure, because there is a cure cerebral veins. Firstly is manifested dull pain in the head, then dizziness, and even insomnia, general malaise, the emergence of pessimism and depression. Each stroke is a separate, it depends on many things, starting with the fact what part of the brain is affected, how severe damage is, but also of the general condition of the patient. Overall, the body, mind and feelings hurt.  

Cancer occurs when normal cell division ceases, when the cell changes and are not capable of normal life. It is the uncontrolled division of cells, the ability of these cells to penetrate the rest of the tissue, or by direct ingrowth or migration of cells to distant parts of the body (metastasis). It is very important to detect the disease at an early stage of formation, while not extend to the higher part or the whole organism. 

Caries occurs primarily as a result of excessive intake of sugar. It is very important to know that often taking sugar and carbohydrates accelerates the formation of these diseases and therefore children should not be given excessive and frequent consumption of sweets and artificial drinks.

caries

Anemia is caused by the decreased number of red blood cells or the number of molecules of hemoglobin. It occurs most often due to lack of iron or folic acid in the body, as well as vitamins B6 and B12 and copper.

Blood consists of three types of cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets) that circulate in the bloodstream. Erythrocytes (red blood cells) contain the protein hemoglobin, which carries oxygen from the lungs to all cells in the body. Anemia is a condition of a lack of red blood cells.

The acidity of the body (pH factor) is one of the most widespread, little known, hidden diseases of modern mankind, which provokes and reinforces many of the above problems. This problem, particularly, affects the occurrence of persistent and hardly curable disease – candidiasis. The concept of pH factor has been known for thousands of years and is based on the theory that human health is directly related and depends on what level of acidity – alkalinity of the body.

Therefore, conclusion is that higher attention must be paid on good nutrition. All these diseases are in close connection with bad eating habits. Even if genetic factor is the one that causes disease occurrence, well nutrition can be helpful. Fresh and organic food, free of pesticides and full of proteins and vitamins is the key for better life. We offer you the best way to prevent these – http://www.freshnlean.com/fresh-diet-plan-disease-prevention/. Fresh N’ Lean is company that works with fresh, organic, gluten free food, meals for diabetics, and they bring food on your doorstep. Think about what you eat.

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Two years ago, I came across several different items that I wanted to have in my home. I bought them and have them shipped from Asia. It all went well and all 3 items got to my address, undamaged. They were late though, I had to wait for 2 weeks longer. But that wasn’t a problem for me, although I know most people wouldn’t like this.

In any case, each and every guest I had in my house was interested in these 3 items, they all loved it! So I got an idea – why not sell these on eBay. And that’s what I did. Actually, I tried. I got a big shipment and stored the goods in storage units, but I couldn’t sell them as my eBay account wasn’t getting any traffic. And the little traffic I did get wasn’t that good.

ebay

So I became desperate as I invested a lot of money in this. Then I found out how to solve my problem – PowerSellerShop.com was selling established eBay accounts. That’s exactly what I needed – an account that had traffic and that people already trust. I bought it, set up the account the way I wanted, with the help from folks at PowerSellerShop. They really helped me figure out some things I knew nothing about. And some things that I was misguided about really created problems for me, but these guys solved these problems as well. I have to say I would definitely lose more time if it wasn’t for them.

After I had everything I needed, it was ON. My account had visitors, and I got sale after sale. People didn’t ask me too many questions, they simply KNEW I was a reliable seller and that I will deliver what they paid for. Before I knew it, I was shipping things left and right. And after 1 month, I started thinking about getting more of these items from Asia, to resell them on eBay again. And this business model still works. It probably wouldn’t if I didn’t get my hands on an aged eBay account from PowerSellerShop

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For anyone who’s looking to build a playground for their kids, this is one thing you will want to take a look at. Using sand in your backyard playground is a good option, but rubber mulch is a better solution. Let me explain why.

Sand will attract insects and animals so you will have to spend time on maintenance. Strong winds will blow the sand away and when the rain falls on your playground, it will take days for the sand to dry. On the other hand, water will simply seep through the rubber mulch so it will dry up quickly. And winds won’t be able to blow it away.

rubber mulch

Another great thing is, playground rubber mulch is very soft! Your kids will never hurt their hands and knees, no matter how many times they stumble and fall. And even if they fall from a chair or anything else that’s a bit higher, they will land safely on the rubber mulch. Yup, it’s a very SOFT material!

Many day-care facilities, schools and public playgrounds use rubber mulch, and this tells you a lot about it’s safety and benefits. There aren’t any toxic materials used in its production, it’s a non-staining and metal free product that is safe for the environment as well. I don’t think there’s another product that can be compared to rubber mulch, well, at least when we’re talking about playgrounds.

If you’re considering getting this for your backyard, I suggest you check out this coverage calculator. It will show you how much rubber mulch you need for your project. Just select the application, depth and total square feet to figure out how many pallets you will need.

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London is one of the largest cities in the world, where thousands of people come in as tourists, students and businessmen. In the same time, there are thousands of people who leave London, leaving their flats and rooms empty. This creates quite a problem for the landlords as they have to find new tenants, over and over again.

Although young professionals and students frequently move house, a good advertisement can help landlords find new tenants quickly. And the same goes for those who are looking for rooms to rent – of you look at the right place, you can find good flatshare options quickly. But if you are looking at the wrong place, like newspapers, you probably won’t find anything. Flatshare London is a busy market and things change quickly. More often than not, good rooms are being taken the same day they are advertised for rent.

room hunters

So, what can landlords do to quickly find individuals who are looking for rooms to rent? And where should tenants go to find decent flatshare London opportunities? My suggestion is to visit Room Hunters at http://www.roomhunters.co.uk/

Both tenant hunters and room hunters will have a chance to find what they are looking for, quickly and easily. Tenant hunters find their tenants by searching through London travel zones, London tube lines and via Post Code. On the other side, room hunters can easily find what they need by setting the desired location and the budget they have, and list of available options will come up. Once they find a room that suits their needs, they can contact the landlord immediately and arrange a visit.

The website is easy to use, has a lot of useful information and is updated regularly. Every landlord and flatmate will quickly find a suitable option by using www.roomhunters.co.uk If you are looking to rent a room in London, this is the place you want to visit.

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I think we can all agree that baby diapers changed a lot during the last few decades. Some of you might remember those good old white cloth diapers that had plastic panties over them. They were supposed to prevent leaks, but weren’t really doing a great job. And once the disposable diapers hit the market, nobody needed plastic over panties no more.

Nowadays, it’s all about fashion, style and accessories! You can find baby diapers and diaper covers that will put on a real fashion show. Yes, these baby bloomers come in hundreds of different styles, colors and shapes. I think these became more than just an addition to baby’s clothes, they became something that completes the baby’s outfit.
baby bloomers

Just because they come in so many different colors and styles, they can match with almost any outfit you have for your baby. If you prefer so, you can buy baby bloomers that won’t show at all. They will just act as a protection, a cover up for the diapers. But if you want to have something more than baby diaper covers, you can buy bloomers that can be seen at all times, pretty, checkered, ruffled and brightly colored. Indeed, there’s something for everyone here.

Although baby’s don’t mind what kind of outfit they wear, parents can make a fashion statement with diaper covers. Yes indeed. You can add ornaments, flowers, you can put your baby’s name on them, anything you want. Folks who have a lot of ideas can create unique, awesome baby bloomers in an instant. And if you buy these at a low price, you can change them on a daily basis, keeping up with the outfits you already have for your little one.

Online stores have a lot of these so you will need to dedicate a lot of time to buy the best looking diaper covers. You won’t be able to decide which one to buy, as there are so many cute, adorable options out there. So, take your time and enjoy this adventure, it’s what you deserve to have!

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Going back even fifteen or twenty years, one of the highlights of the week as a schoolkid growing up in the UK was your mum or dad taking you to the corner shop and giving you fifty pence to spend on sweets of your choice. Back then, that didn’t just mean going and choosing a chocolate bar or sealed bag of sweets from the shelf but generally meant either requesting a bag of sweets to be weighed out in front of you from behind the counter or picking your own from a pick ‘n’ mix counter! Unfortunately, times have changed in that most corner shops have been replaced by chains of ‘convenience stores’ and pick ‘n’ mix and weighed sweets are long gone. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t still get hold of your favourite childhood classic sweets with many online sweet shops such as Ashby Treats offering a fantastic selection to choose from!

Of course, how could we write about sweets and treats from ‘back in the day’ without reminding you of some of the favourites you’ve probably long forgotten about and that’s exactly what we intend to do below:

Rhubarb Custard

Rhubard & Custard

Who could forget Haribo’s ‘Rhubard & Custard’ sweeties? These pink and green (rhubarb) and yellow (custard) sweets taste fantastic and really tickle your taste buds! A must-have classic sweet.

Gobstoppers

Whether you first heard of them whilst reading ‘Charlie & The Chocolate Factor’ or remember them from back in the day, gobstoppers are, above all, a bit of fun! They last for hours and taste great as well as being available in a range of sizes and flavours!

Gobstoppers

Blackberry & Raspberry Gums

Another classic sweet is blackberry & raspberry gums, ones which we can all remember putting into almost every pick ‘n’ mix bag we bought! You’ll be pleased to know that they’re still available and still taste as good as they ever did!

Bon Bons

Bon Bons last ages and taste great, being available in a range of different flavours! You probably remember having them weighed out in front of you and, whilst that’s a rare occurence nowadays, they’re still available and if your kids have never tried them, they need to!

More than anything, it can bring back some great memories from your childhood to purchase a selection of sweets which you haven’t had for years and, if you’re a parent yourself, nothing beats introducing your kids to that which you loved and enjoyed when you were their age!

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This might be a slightly disturbing thought, but we never truly sleep alone – even if we don’t have a partner. In our bed there may well be others…in the form of dust mites and bed bugs. These unwanted pests can make illnesses like asthma considerably worse, give us a wheezing cough or leave us covered in tiny bite marks. This blog post aims to inform about these pests and tell you what you can do to get rid of them.

What do Dust Mites do?

Dust mites (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus) are tiny bugs, less than a quarter of a millimetre long, that live in our homes and in particular where there are large concentrations of dust. Dust is partly made up from shed dead human skin cells and it’s these that the dust mites feed upon.

When we sleep, we shed many of the dead skin cells that make up the top surface of our skin. These collect in our bedding, pillows and mattresses, so it’s no surprise that dust mites can be found in large concentrations in our beds.

Dust mites digest the dead skin cells leaving behind an enzyme covered detritus, which some people will be sensitive to. Spotting the bugs themselves can be difficult due to their minute size. It is more likely that we will notice their presence if we are develop an allergy to them. Common signs of allergic reaction are streaming eyes, itchy skin, wheezing coughs and possibly even asthma.

An article entitled Dust Mites: everything you might not want to know on the Environmental Health and Safety website offers more information about dust mites, if indeed you really want to know more.

bed bugs

What about Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are larger than dust mites and can be spotted with the naked eye. However, they can be quite difficult to find because they are flat in shape and can easily hide in the tiniest of spaces such as down a seam of a mattress or pillow.

Bed bugs are a blood sucking parasite. They are attracted to warmth and carbon dioxide and so their bites are often near our face and neck and shoulders. The bites they leave behind are like that of a mosquito, though a tell-tale sign of a bed bug bite is that they are often grouped together in a straight line. If this isn’t more than enough information, you can read more about bed bugs on the British Pest Control Association website. You can also find a local pest controller to help rid you of them if the steps below don’t help.

What Can I Do About Them?

Getting rid of dust mites and particularly bed bugs is not an easy task. Not only can they spread easily within a house, they can also breed at a prolific rate. You can help get rid of them by washing bedding frequently on a hot wash and drying the linen in a tumble dryer on a hot setting. For items of bedding that can’t be washed like the mattress and pillows, use of a steam cleaner will help kill some of those present.

A low cost solution that will particularly help with dust mites is an anti-allergy mattress protector, which are readily available from online bedding retailers such as sleepypeople.com. These mattress protectors help to seal in the allergens from dust mites – keeping them away from you.

Fingers crossed that this article has helped you identify the cause of any irritation and bites you may be waking up with and not made you too afraid to get into your bed ever again. Have a good night’s sleep and don’t let the Cimex lectularis bite!

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What are the benefits of homework in todays education? Simply put, it harbors responsibility and accountability in children. It allows them to be held accountable for a responsibility that they are asked to complete. By sending a student home with homework you slowly integrate responsibility into their lives. In today’s world, an adult is expected to get up on his own, he is expected to take it to work and not miss days and to be responsible. Homework is a way of teaching these skills to our children which enable them to learn qualties that are neededin a classroom. It creates a trust between the teacher and student as well as a teacher you issue homework to a student and you are trusting them to complete their assignment. Students who are unable to complete allow the teacher to address issues with the child’s academics that are in question.

Benefits of Homework

Another aspect that needs attention is the teamwork aspect that homework can instill in students. An assignment requiring the students to work together outside of the classroom can be a great tool to teach teamwork, social skills and communication. To teach these skills to their students, sometimes the teacher may assign students to unlikely partners for the benefit of the students’ social skills.

There are other benefits to homework other than the responsibility aspect. The homework allows the students to feel empowered. Some students enjoy the feeling of responsibility and these are typically the students that are most successful. It also allows for the teacher to better understand how well the lessons are being learned by their students. Many times, if the majority of the class fails an assignment then there is the possibility that the teacher may need to change his or her teaching method. Homework is a stable and proven way of measuring several aspects of a classroom setting and it is a great tool for teachers.

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I hate when I have to wait for something. I guess it’s because I don’t like to waste my time. Whenever I’m on my computer, doing some work, I like when things are running smooth. If one of the programs I’m using gets bugged or stops responding, I freak out! The same things happens when I’m about to Skype with someone and that person isn’t showing up online. I can’t start anything, because I expect a call, so I just sit there and waste my time.

This is how I discovered http://www.humorbaby.com/ It’s my place to go when things go south, haha. Whenever I have to wait for something or someone, I just jump to that site and have fun. The cool thing is, I get instant fun there, the videos I watch are usually very short and very amusing. I don’t have to watch a 5 minute video to get something out of it, and this is why I like this site. Of course, you have all kinds of videos there, even some short movies that will surprise you. I remember how I stumbled onto a video called Shadow Of Mordor, I was surprised with how the good production is. I wanted to see more of that! So, kudos to the guys at Humor Baby, they know how to find great video clips!

Every time I’m waiting to get a Skype call, I go to humorbaby.com and watch me a video or two. I don’t have to browse to find new things to watch, everything new is posted to the top of the main page so instant fun is guaranteed. And one interesting thing about this humore portal is that it has videos I can’t find anywhere else. I’m not sure how they’re doing it…I guess they source their stuff from all over the Internet.

Anyways, you can find funny Korean movie trailers, short parody movies, sporting videos, interesting and crazy commercials…well, anything you can imagine, actually. I like Vines and Vine compilations so I hope they’ll post that stuff as well. Still, this is a Go To website for me when it comes to killing time, having fun and lowering stress levels  :)

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