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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hosting Articles and Tutorials

If you are planning to buy your own domain name and hosting your own site, it is important that you do some research first. There are many companies to choose from and everything is just right at your fingertips. While web hosting does not require a lot of computer knowledge, thanks to the advancement in technology, it is still advisable to know the benefits of hosting your site.

Don't get too excited and do your purchase immediately, read about web hosting articles and guides. The articles will give you an overview on how to manage and host your sites. This will help you with the basics and know what you should expect from web hosting. Owning and hosting your own site gives you a lot of benefits and an edge over other competitors especially if you are marketing your products. When you're done with your research, I'm sure you can find a good web hosting plan that will suit your needs.

Must-have Plants

Having potted plants at home do not only make it green and beautiful, we can get a lot of benefits from them. Here are some of the easy to grow "must-have" plants in your home.

Aloe Vera. My mom uses the gel on her scalp, as much as possible, she tries to apply it everyday. Do it to have thicker and stronger hair. The plant also has healing properties, applying the gel to minor cuts speeds healing and might lessen scarring.

Lavender. Based on study, the fragrance of lavender can calm nerves and encourage deep sleep. Try putting the flowers in sachet and slip it beneath your pillow.

Citrus Tree. Aside from providing you with vitamin C, the citrusy scent can keep you awake when you're feeling sleepy.

Gerbera Daisy. This colorful plant is a natural air filter. It cleans the air of toxic pollutants like benzene and formaldehyde which can aggravate asthma and cause dizziness and headaches.

Someone Special Online

Special thanks to Gagay for tagging me on this cute meme.


{Start Copy Here}

1. Copy from start to finish
2. This letter should be pass on to your closest friends online.
3. Add your name and URL blog HERE!! .

1. Wheng
2. Hazel
3. Janeth Vicy’s Life Journey
4. A Sweet Taste Of Life
5. Ozzy’s Mom
6. When SAHM-one Speaks
7. My Life with Mel & Thea
8. GAGAY - one corner of my life!
9. Moms... check nyo
10. You’re next

4. Get back to Me [GAGAY] and leave a comment once you’ve passed on the letter. Will then visit your site to make sure your links are complete and proper.
5. To ensure everyone receives equal link benefit, UPDATE your list regularly!


It’s true I have never seen you
and we have never met,
Never shaken Hands or
even truly hugged and yet!
I know for sure you care for me
by the kindness that you give.
And our keyboards keep us
together doesn’t matter where we live.
So I give you this gift to
put a smile on your face
and to let you know in my
heart you have a special place.

{End Copy Here}

Tagging Max, Tina and Hailey

The Power of a Woman

When my daughter was younger, she always tells me that she hates it every time her monthly period comes. I really can't blame her because her cramps are terrible but I had to explain to her that menstruation is a natural biological process of women. And every woman needs to go through that every month to get rid of accumulated tissues that the body doesn't need anymore. During those times, I wasn't even aware that it can save lives too. How? It was only recently that I knew about it. C'elle, allows us to collect and preserve those vital stem cells from our menstrual blood. The stem cells can be used for future therapeutic developments to treat diabetes, stroke, heart disease, MS, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. And what's great about this service is, other members of your family, who are genetically related to you, your parent, sibling or child may also benefit from it.

I won't tell you more About the Science because I want you to check it out for yourself and read on C'elle Client Testimonial client testimonial. Go ladies! We have the Power.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

BFF Gold Card

I've been awarded by my good friend Tina. Thanks girl, i love it!


Now there are some rules with this one below, and i have to give it to 5 people which is hard, cause i love you all, so i'm going to break the rules and give it to everyone who has ever gave me an award in the past ;) .... rules are for breaking after all!


Rules

  1. Only 5 people are allowed to receive this award
  2. 4 of them followers of your blog.
  3. One has to be new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
  4. You must link back to who ever gave you the award.
I'm sharing the gold card with Maiylah, Mira, KCee, Cherry and Ria.

GPS for Civilians

Tracking devices used to be a tool made specifically for military purposes but now it is considered to be a dual-use gadget. Global Positioning System or GPS for short, now has significant application for the civilian industry. It is a fully functional device that transmits precise microwave signals to determine the exact location of a person or a vehicle for as long as the pocket size device is attached to the person or vehicle, this amazing piece of technology has become a widely used aid to navigation globally. And it is now available to civilians. A lot of people have benefited from GPS fleet tracking. The feature allows you to view and monitor the location of your vehicle 24/7.

As parents, we always want to know the whereabouts of our children and some have been using this device for vehicle tracking to monitor their teens. It helps them know the exact location of their kids while still giving them their privacy. Every parent would love to use GPS vehicle tracking to keep their teenagers safe. It's an easy to use tool and an inexpensive way of telling them exactly where their kids are at any moment. Plus, parents will be able to monitor their teenager's driving habit without having to be in the vehicle with them. With this amazing gadget no one will ever be lost again.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Smart Spice

Do you have a rosemary plant at home? If not, then it's time you have one. It's so easy to grow and you can grow them in pots. Aside from being a wonderful herb, rosemary can make a good ornamental plant. The herb is extremely high in iron, calcium and vitamin B6 and has a reputation of improving memory. Recent research shows that rosemary protects brain cells from free-radical damage. The extract in the herb helps keep us sharp and focused. It also helps lower the risk of strokes and Alzheimer's.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves. It is native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which also includes many other herbs.

The name rosemary has nothing to do with the rose or the name Mary, but derives from the Latin name rosmarinus, which literally means "dew of the sea", though some think this too may be derived from an earlier name. (wikipedia)

Rosmarinus officinalis is the Latin name of the herb meaning "dew of the sea." The needle-like leaves, fresh or dried are frequently used in cooking. The herb has a bitter, astringent taste which compliments any dish.

Get Certified by Cisco

The demand for IT professionals started some years back and hubby took a short course on Information Technology. He was not able to finish the course because something more important came that time that he needed to focus on. He is still aching to finish that course but feels he is too old. I am encouraging him to finish it as no one is never too old to learn.

Our daughter is now in her last year in college and is planning to pursue a course in Information Technology after she graduates. It would be great to have two IT professionals in the family, although hubby is still having second thoughts whether to go with it or not, our daughter is pretty determined to go on and get certified. The demand for IT professionals is continuously growing and more companies, big or small, are seeking for IT graduates.

My cousin suggests both hubby and daughter get a Cisco certification. I have already checked the site, I'm impressed and I'm convinced that for both of them, Cisco it is going to be. The web site is a social learning network, a virtual learning library actually where they can enhance and advance in this career. Joining the community will give them a chance to share their insights, learn more from others, and even take advantage of their great technical resources and online events to help them prepare for their certification exam. A cisco certification will definitely give our daughter, if not my husband, the opportunity to land a better job and shine in this field.

Food Additives

Sodium benzoate is a preservative commonly found in soft drinks, fruit juices, jams, salad dressings, pickles [because of the vinegar], and some Chinese sauces like soy and mustard. Sad to say, the chemical is also found in silver polish and alcohol-based mouthwash. And what's more shocking? It is also used in fireworks, it is the powder which makes that whistling noise when ignited.

Sodium benzoate are naturally found in cranberries, prunes, plums, cinnamon, ripe cloves and apples. But the presence of this type of salt does not necessarily act to preserve them. You are probably wondering why they have to include it in most foods when it is used to polish metals, well, it's because sodium benzoate kills bacteria, yeast and fungi. It is added in small amounts because if too much is added, the food/drink will have a bitter taste.

It is also linked to hyperactivity. Try to observe your kids after drinking sodas, they could be very active all through out the day and may find it difficult to sleep when bedtime comes. Cutting out on foods containing sodium benzoate, artificial foods and those containing food coloring can counteract most of the adverse effects like attention span and hyperactivity.

*Source: Wikipedia, WiseGeek

Displays by Gilbert

If you are thinking of venturing in wholesale/retail business, the first thing to consider of course is planning to sell your products. The best way to market your products is to put them on exhibit and trade shows. This marketing strategy is one of the most inexpensive ways of advertising, especially when you are just starting off with your business. These trade show booths let you get in front of a lot customers and it gives you the opportunity to describe your service and display your products.

Setting up a booth is not time consuming, budget pop-ups and panels are available. You can also avail of architectural woodworking or custom woodworking to make up your unique booth. I am so sure you have been to trade shows before and you have an idea how it works. And you have to agree with me, it's the cheapest way to advertise your products.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Catch It and Get Hooked

Have you heard about the new line of shoes called Blowfish? These cute and comfortable shoes are from the designers of some famous brands such as Rocket Dog, Esprit, Sam & Libby, Hippopotamus, Aerosoles and David Aaron.

I was so surprised when a package arrived yesterday. It was for me! Hubby and the kids wanted to surprise me on my birthday but the Blowfish shoes came in really early. They probably heard me complain about my feet. Managing my store requires me to walk and stand up all the time and I always have achy feet in the morning, so they thought of giving me a pair of this nice and comfortable slip on. They chose a version of the popular selling hobbit boot, I know, because I checked the web site.

I also found the Blowfish Men's Shoes and the Blowfish Women's Shoes very attractive. And I think I'm always the last to know when it comes to fashion, lol, these blowfish shoes have already made a global mark in Europe and Australia, and now in the US, women are catching on to the great look and feel of Blowfish. They've got wonderful combinations and styles and the prices are really affordable. So if you want comfort or you're out to surprise somebody, try blowfish.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Don't be confused, Get Smart.

Are you shopping for a new home for your growing family, or are you looking to buy for a second home? Finding a company that offers great deals and low interests on home loans can be very stressful not to mention the house hunting itself. It can be as tough. If you are to browse the internet it may take you days or even weeks to find the right home loan, you may even end up getting confused because the list of companies goes on and on.

The key to a great mortgage is finding the right loan officer or broker. Getsmart is your best stop for home loans. When you talk about credibility, dependability and longevity, their brokers have all these qualities. Finding the best deal on both house price and a loan is their main objective. The web site specializes in finding home loans regardless of your locale. Everything you need to know about loans are given to you in full details. They also provide all sorts of loan financing such as mortgages, refinancing, and home equity loans.

Have a look around their site and browse through their products and financial options. You may not be aware of it but the home loan you are looking for is just at the tip of your finger.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Antibacterial Products

I was surprised to read about antibacterial products not being supported by some doctors. Every member of my family use this to keep germs at bay when they're out of the house. It was reported that overuse of these products have been linked to antibiotic-resistant super bugs. and everyday application is not recommended. While these products work great when you can't get to the sink, nothing beats soap and water in removing soap and germs. Studies show that washing and scrubbing for 10 seconds the old-fashioned way can eliminate as much bacteria as most hand sanitizers do.

Fashion for Babies

If you're looking for the latest fashion trends and accessories for babies, you don't need to go out of your house anymore and head to the mall. ShopWiki makes shopping online really easy for everyone. It's your online resource for almost anything you need.

Whether you are shopping for some babies clothes or you need to buy beddings and linens, the site has the best buying guides to find exactly what you need. And if you are thinking of baby proofing your home, the site provides you with an article on the correct way to do it and a list of baby safety accessories.

Navigate your way to through the site and follow the links and find what you need. You can also check the fun and learning page where you can find the best educational toys and fun activities for your child. Learning starts at home and reading to and with your child will give you both a stronger bond.

The Long and Short of it.

If you love dressing up and changing hairstyles often, then vogue wigs is the place to get those trendy crowning glories. Whether you are looking for wigs that will match your costume for the masquerade party, synthetic wigs, human hair wigs, hair extensions or monofilament wigs, they have a variety of styles to suit your needs.

I'm sure you've heard about Raquel Welch wigs. Her wigs have been known to be the best in the world because they fit perfectly and they are the ultimate in light comfort. Her collection includes the memory cap patent and they guarantee a more secure fit because they only use resilient stretch materials that actually molds to the shape of your head. No one will even notice you're wearing a wig!

And if you're looking for wigs made with high quality synthetic fiber, try their Revlon wigs. With the lightest and softest materials used to make these wigs, you won't be uncomfortable even if you have to wear it the whole day. Revlon uses advanced technology for superior air circulation. These wigs are highly recommended for those who have sensitive scalps and those who have experienced hair loss. And what's great about their wigs? You can style them the way you want so you won't have to wear the same day everyday.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Shop at Rissy Roo's

If you are crazy about designer clothing and shoes, Rissy Roo's is your online resource. You'll find significant discounts on homecoming dresses made by famous designers such as Jessica McClintock, Alfred Angelo, Faviana and many more. Whether you are looking for a classic, elegant, sophisticated or sexy dresses, they have it here. The site also offers plus size dresses and designer shoes by Guess, BCB Girls, JLO Footwear. The selection, variety and their low prices are very impressive. New designs are being added daily, so if you want to get the latest always check the web site to keep you updated on what's new.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Leaky Valve

When a heart valve doesn't work right, you are likely to suffer from heart valve disease. This means, the valve may not open all the way or may have problems closing. A healthy valve should open to let blood through and closes to stop blood from flowing backward. When problems occur either in the opening or closing of the mitral valve, the heart will have to work double to pump the same amount of blood. The mitral valve is the "inflow valve" for the main pumping chamber of the heart, the left ventricle.

In the past decades, surgeons treat this through mitral valve replacement. They perform a mitral valve surgery and remove the diseased valve and replace it by implanting an artificial valve. Although there is a high risk of complications, patients had no other choice. Nowadays, surgeons have developed a technique in treating this disease. Instead of replacing the valve, they repair it.

Mitral valve repair has many advantages. Compared to valve replacement, valve repair provides better long-term survival, lower risk of stroke and infection, better preservation of heart function and there will be no need for blood thinners.

Conquer Your Cravings

Did you know that taking a nap can curb your cravings? Your body produces more serotonin when you sleep more, and as it rises, your cravings drop. That's contrary to what I used to believe that sleeping more makes you fat.

Here's more good news... if your favorite food like chocolate, burger, pizza and other foods keep on calling you, don't worry. According to experts, cravings are not a sign of weakness, they are triggered by correctable deficiencies.

Your lust for chocolate could mean you lack magnesium. An ounce of chocolate contains 50 mg of magnesium and your craving is, sort of, your brain's way of telling you that you need magnesium. Aside from grabbing a bar, you can also munch on nuts or a cup of spinach daily. Nuts and spinach can help curb your cravings and correct the short fall without the guilt.

Women are more likely to lack iron because of monthly periods. Craving for meat is one of the symptoms when you lack iron. You can easily correct this by eating 3 matchbox sizes of red meat every day or you can take iron supplement if you're avoiding meat.

When you crave for pizza and other cheesy food, it's because your brain tells you, you lack essential fatty acids. Replenish these essential fatty acids [EFA] by adding fish to your diet.

You are likely to lack chromium when you lust for sweets and desserts. A decrease in this mineral boosts our sweet tooth. Chromium takes care of glucose control and our love for processed foods destroys the mineral. To replace lost chromium include whole wheat, romaine lettuce and onion in your daily diet.

Now that we know the reasons why we crave for these foods, we can easily curb the cravings by eating the healthy replacements.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Hubby's Homey

For so long, hubby and I have been dreaming of having a home theater where we and the kids could watch movies during weekends. The spare room where we kept all their toys would be perfect for that. We have been trying to save up for a home theater system but you know how unpredictable life can be. Every time we have enough something more important comes up that we end up using up what we saved. Hubby has been dying to set up his system, every chance he gets, he scouts around for the best.

Last night, he was telling me about the web site he chanced upon. Virtual Smart Homes gives you an idea of what goes well with whatever system you have in mind. With the help of their people now I can be sure that I will be able to turn on the tv, lol. Now hubby wouldn't have to drive himself crazy getting the components, speakers, cables and other peripherals he would need to get that home theater he so wanted. Even your wallet wouldn't have to suffer because they have everything you need for whatever budget you might have. Now, I'm ready to get that corn popping.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Grapefruit Alert

I recently read an article about the yummy grapefruit being linked to cancer. I read that grapefruit contains chemical compounds [furanocoumaris] that may inhibit the way estrogen is metabolized, leading to a higher concentration of this hormone in the body. Thus, increasing the risk factor for breast cancer.

Women who ate half of a grapefruit every other day had a 30% increased incidence of breast cancer compared with women who didn't eat this fruit. [British Journal of Cancer]


Although researchers are still not yet sure if the same goes with premenopausal women, postmenopausal women who consume the fruit regularly should consider switching to other fruits. Experts recommend consuming 5 servings of a variety of fruits and veggies daily to limit exposure to potentially harmful substances from any single food.

I love the fruit but back here, grapefruits are being imported from other countries and they're not always available. This is good news for me because if this fruit is always available here, I am so sure I'll be eating it every day.

A Touch of Class

If you are shopping for stylish and comfortable bedroom furnitures, eroomservice is your online resource for modern bedroom furnitures. With many years of experience, the web site offers the largest selection of high quality furnitures from top Italian and European designers.

They offer the most comprehensive online modern bedroom furniture showcases with the most sought after designers from Europe. Each furniture were carefully crafted so customers are 100% sure their purchase are of good quality. These contemporary bedroom furnitures will definitely add a touch of class in your room and they are easy on your pocket.

Click on the links to know more about their latest furniture designs and view their awesome designs.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

EC Partners with Sez Who

Does anyone here still don't know the power of Entrecard? I don't wanna be talking about what EC does for bloggers, you all know that and we're all enjoying the traffic it drives to our sites. What I'm trying to tell you right now is about EC's partnership with Sez Who. Hats off to them for another brilliant idea.

Bloggers have been earning entrecredits through dropping cards and clicks. Others have joined contests to accumulate more entrecredits and some are buying. But now, there's another way of earning more credits. Members are rewarded with credits when you leave quality comments on other members' blog. But that's not what I'm after when I decided to join. It's the valuable contributions that counts. I'm sure you'd like to get great comments for the articles you've worked so hard on.

Check out the partnership now, visit Sez Who and join.



Blogging made easy

If you are you thinking of creating a new blog, I found a very interesting site where you can create your own for free and share your thoughts and some useful informations with your friends, family and to other people on the internet. It is more of a community where real discussions take place and share your honest opinions. Among other blog sites, this one is different because you get to interact with other community members. With other Blogs, you are left on your own after you have created your blog. It's totally up to you to sign up at different blog directories to get other bloggers notice you. In this community, you will have an instant audience once you have started posting your articles. They have developed a system so that anyone can participate. Your articles will be displayed through the site and the community can easily find them, creating interesting conversations on real issues.
You don’t need to be techie to create a blog. Thoughts.com have made it as simple as possible, with very easy to use features. They will also allow you to to upload and organize photos and videos, rate other member’s posts. They have forums and they provide you with the latest news and updates from around the world. So, you are ready to create your blog? Click on the link and follow the simple steps. See you there.

Parking Rentals

Every one seems to own a car these days, some of them have more than one. This is one of the reasons why parking has become a major problem in key cities. And to add to that, not all home owners have enough room to park two or more cars. Some are lucky to have off road parking. But to those who don't, this could possibly cause issues with your neighbors. This is just one dilemma some car owners are facing right now.
There is a company that will help you solve the problems you face when it comes to parking your car. Rent parking spaces near your area on a rolling monthly basis . The monthly rates are incredibly cheap and guarantees your car’s safety. Worry no more about car thieves and sleep soundly at night knowing your car is safely parked. Park let provides you with guaranteed, safe and secure parking space.
The company does not only offer rent a garage service. If you happen to work in the city and you are having problems looking for a place to park your car every morning, there are available parking slots that you can rent. Again, at affordable monthly rates. Don’t let those parking issues ruin your morning or your evening, visit the web site and compare their rates.

Getting the Job You Want

With the advancement in technology and through the help of the internet, newly graduates and those thinking of a career shift now have access to jobs that fit their intended careers. Finding a job is now a lot easier. With over a million jobs in their listings, you can easily find jobs, services and gain access to top consumer products manufacturers. Members can take full advantage of the site’s database and start searching for jobs. Jobs, more importantly, that are perfect for you.

The unemployment is rising throughout the world and here in my country, the Philippines, the rate has remained high. With the constant inflation and the rising prices of oil many companies are laying off their employees to cut back on some of their expenses. Millions of students graduate each year but they are faced with the big question, What will I do next? Due to the lack of opportunity in the country, many graduates are forced to apply for jobs different from what they studied in college.

This Employment Recruiters web site is really helpful to those seeking for a job and it is so convenient you don’t even have to leave your homes to apply for one. Just simply post your resume and wait for job alerts. And while waiting for your job alerts, take time to read on their career advice. This can help you get the job fast.

The C Vitamin

Did you know that you can reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 24% if you take vitamin C supplements? I used to think of vitamin C only as a cold remedy but studies have shown that it can fend off heart disease, cancer, memory loss and even wrinkles.

It was found out recently that the C enhances the functioning of the cell linings inside the blood vessels, thus slowing artery clogging and lowering blood pressure.

Experts recommend eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, they are full of vitamin C and other healthy nutrients. Women should take them alongside vitamin E to cut the risk of stroke by up to 30%. There are really no risk in taking large dosage of the C but it would still be best to check with your doctor first and ask how much dosage of vitamin C you should take.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Friends Night Out

Last night, hubby and I were invited at the soft opening of our friend's restaurant. It's her first venture in business and being a foodie like us, she thought of franchising Mang Inasal, a small restaurant catering to grilled chicken lovers. She invited all of her closest friends and it was really nice seeing them all again. The group ate at the mezzanine which was reserved for her closest friends and I couldn't help but notice the beautiful brass railings which enclosed the place. It somehow gave the restaurant a semblance of classiness. I admire her for having good taste, the Brass Railing went well with the ethnic design which she chose to give her restaurant that authentic native look. It looked so nice that I had to ask her where she got those from.

The night went smoothly and hubby and I enjoyed the company of old friends. The foods she served were equally tasty and the succulent grilled chicken, Bacolod style, went well with the garlic fried rice. It was so good that I totally forgot I'm on a diet. We all went home sated.

For your brass railing needs, she said she got those from Lavi Industries, a leading industry supplier of solid railings for your business. The web site offers you quality gallery tubing and brass railings for restaurants, hotels, commercial business and even for residential purposes.

Vacation on a Budget

Still wanting to get away but worried about the high cost of air fares and accommodations? Then throw your worries away. At Cheap holidays you can get away and travel in style without worrying too much about the cost. The web site offers cheap holiday hotels and by perusing the low cost hotels and locations throughout the world, you will gain access to the many options that there are concerning your holiday. Enjoy the reservation and booking process as much as you would enjoy the cheap hotel that you choose to stay at. Booking your holidays with Low Cost Holidays is quick and easy and you can even take advantage of their last minute deals. You can use the site's holiday search engine to find hottest online deals. Feel free to search hotels for late deals and get last minute bookings and bargains.

I am sure you've been wanting to take that much needed vacation for so long and now is the time to take advantage of these hot deals. Whether you are planning to travel alone or with your family or friends, search the wonderful hotels that there are throughout the top destinations in the world with this site. These cheap flights and hotels are so easy on your pocket.

Another Baby Shower


There's another baby shower coming up and this time it'sfor my cousin, Emily's. Yesterday I had a secret meeting with my other cousins. We discussed about the baby shower while having coffee. Everyone was really excited because Emily is going to have twins, both are girls.

I told them about the nursery furnitures I found at shopwiki because I was thinking of buying two dressers for the babies. But when I saw the little rocking chairs, I changed my mind. They are absolutely cute and I'm sure you will all agree with me, the picture says it all. But then one cousin asked, what would two infants do with rocking chairs? They can't use them until they're able to sit by themselves. So I finally settled in with the changing tables. At least Emily will find them safe and convenient.

If you also need to shop for baby furnitures, try the web site. They have everything for you and you baby. And don't worry, their furnitures come in variety of colors to match your nursery.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Website Grader

I stumbled upon the Website Grader through Patricia's blog, Communication Exchange. I was reading her post about how her website was graded and I got really curious and tried it. The results were surprising, I never expected a high grade, I was praying for at least an average grade, lol. Here's the report.

HubSpot's Website Grader

Report for mlizcochico.blogspot.com


A website grade of 97.2/100 for mlizcochico.blogspot.com means that of the hundreds of thousands of websites that have previously been evaluated, our algorithm has calculated that this site scores higher than 97.2% of them in terms of its marketing effectiveness. The algorithm uses a proprietary blend of over 50 different variables, including search engine data, website structure, approximate traffic, site performance, and others.

A. Domain Info

Most experts agree that you should register your domain for a long time, because search engines factor domain "stability" when looking at your pages.
Domain Age: 7 years, 11 months, 13 days
Time To Expiration: 2 years, 17 days

B. Google PageRank: 3

"Google PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page's value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves important weigh more heavily and help to make other pages important." - From Google

Learn more Google Page Rank and Internet Marketing...


C. Google Indexed Pages: 1,390

This number is the approximate number of pages on mlizcochico.blogspot.com that have been stored in the Google index. The Google web crawler will visit the website periodically and look for new content for its index. Generally, the more pages your site has within the Google cache, the better.


D. Last Google Crawl Date: July 06, 2008 @ 04:32 PM

Google will periodically crawl websites looking for new and updated content. In general, you want Google to crawl your site as often as possible, so your new content shows up in Google search results immediately.


E. Traffic Rank: Top 0.94 %

Alexa is an online service that measures traffic for millions of sites on the Internet in a similar way to Nielsen television show ratings.

Your website has an Alexa rank of 287,476 which is in the top 0.94 % of all websites.


F. Inbound Links: 25,281

One of the most important measures for a website is how many other sites link to it. The more links the better. Having links to your website from authoritative resources on the Internet helps you rank higher in search engines since these links are an indication that your website is trustworthy and contains good content.


G. DMOZ Directory: Found

blogspot is listed in DMOZ.

DMOZ, The Open Directory Project, is the largest and most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.


H. Yahoo! Directory: Found

blogspot is listed in the Yahoo! Directory.

The Yahoo! Directory is a web directory which rivals the DMOZ Open Directory Project in size. We recommend that every business have a listing in the Yahoo! Directory.

Read this blog article for more information about why it is important for your company to be listed in online directories such as Yahoo! Directory and DMOZ.


I. ZoomInfo: Found

blogspot is listed in the ZoomInfo directory. You should stay on top of this entry.

ZoomInfo is a business directory and search engine, with profiles on more than 37 million people and 3.5 million companies.
Score Summary
Section mlizcochico.blogspot.com
Website Grade 97.2
Google Page Rank 3
Google Indexed Pages 1,390
Traffic Rank 287,476
Blog Rank 1,266
Inbound Links 25,281
del.icio.us Bookmarks 2

If you'd like to know the grades of your blog, click on the link and submit your url and email address.

Special thanks to Patricia.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Chef Wannabe

It's been my dream to have a great kitchen. Of course it needs a good dining room to complement it. I've been eying several utensils and fixtures that I want in both but have no idea where to get hold of them. While surfing the net the other day, I stumbled upon ShopWiki.com. It's a site which solves the problems of housewives like me. Aside from giving you the information on where to get the stuff you need, they also provide with the best deals.

Need to know where to get the most affordable dinnerware? No need to worry, ShopWiki will provide you with a wide array of products and brands to choose from. Shopping for the cooking equipment you will need is also a zinch. They have whatever you will need. Looking for that perfect cooktop grill, I am sure ShopWiki has it in their list. Now you can have that kitchen and dining room you always wanted. I should know, ShopWiki granted my wish.

Chew a Gum


It is always wiser to pop a piece of gum into your mouth before heading to eat out when you're on a diet. Choose the sugarless or sugar-free variety. Studies show that this simple trick can reduce your food intake by up to 25%. Chewing on the gum seems to trick you into feeling fuller.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Charter: Service to the Max

If you have been experiencing slow connections with your current internet service provider, it's about time you change. It's really irritating that you have to pay for so much, yet you don't get the speed you paid for. Charter internet is offering high speed for only $14.99/month. This offer is good until July 31. Avail of this reliable service and get more:

* Get the fastest and most reliable Internet speeds available- Get speeds up to 5Mbps to surf up to 90X faster than 56kbps dial- up and 3X as fast as 1.5Mbps DSL!
* Automatic protection from viruses, hackers and spam - Charter High-Speed Security SuiteƆ has the fastest response to new virus threats and best virus detection.
* 10 e-mail accounts - enough for the whole family plus 20MB of Web space.
* Download in seconds, not minutes plus a reliable always-on, always-fast connection.
* Exclusive content on charter.net- get your news, weather, local movie listings and more!

With Charter, you're not tied up for a long term contract, plus you get a 30-day free trial.


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Haircut-Stroke Link

Have you had a haircut lately? If you haven't and you're planning to get one soon, read this first. Tilting your neck back too far during a salon shampoo increases your risk of stroke. You are probably wondering how, but I was surprised too when I read about it. Tilting the neck back may tear an artery and can alter blood flow to the brain. Should this happen, you could easily have a stroke. To avoid this, ask them to put a towel under your neck during shampoo to avoid tilting too far.

Viva Mexico

Don't get irritated because of the mental stress brought about by the hot weather. Why don't you head to the beach with your family and treat them to an island getaway? Be home away from home and experience a grand vacation in Mexico. You can unwind and reconnect with your family and indulge at Cabo San Lucas vacation rentals. Mexico has been known for some of its most stunning sceneries and is one of the premier vacation destinations in the world.

Wonderful beaches and stunning sceneries are not only what Mexico offers, at Cabo San Lucas accommodations you get the best value on luxury. While you and your family enjoy its natural beauty, the pristine white sand beaches and the endless blue skies, you don't have to worry about how much your vacation is going to cost you. Their prices are amazingly low.

For your unforgettable vacation, you may also opt to stay at Cabo San Lucas villas. If you want to be greeted each morning with the wonderful smell of the sea, a villa rental in Cabo San Lucas is perfect. The whole family will surely enjoy the best outdoor activities in the island. Get pampered and be treated like a royalty, book now and experience a worry free vacation.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Ten Commandments

The sun is the number one cause of skin damage and women go through a lot of trouble just to look good and to have good skin. Some of us would even buy expensive beauty products. Simply following the 10 commandments of caring for your skin can do the job. I found this in an article as I was reading my daughter's candymag last night and wanted to share it with you. Here they are...

1.) ALWAYS KEEP YOUR SKIN CLEAN. Sleeping without removing your make-up is a no-no. Make sure you've removed all your make-up and washed off all the dirt and grime on your face before heading to bed. No amount of make-up can beat healthy, glowing skin.

2.) SHUN THE SUN. Make sure you've put on sunscreen before going out or when you need to stay under the sun. The sun leads to a lot of harmful effects on your skin. Sun bathing will not only make you tan, you may also be vulnerable to premature aging, dry skin, uneven skin tone and worst... skin cancer.

3.) KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE. People with oily skin should use oil-free products, those with dry skin should stick with products with more moisturizing ingredients. It will be best to use products especially formulated for your skin's needs.

4.) MOISTURIZE. To keep your skin healthy and glowing, apply moisturizer on your face and lotion on your body everyday to keep skin radiant.

5.) EXFOLIATE. This helps keep your skin tone even because you are removing dry skin cells. Scrubbing off dead skin cells regularly will leave your skin softer and blotch-free.

6.) KEEP ABREAST. Read up on new products being launched and constantly check out beauty counters. Be open to make-overs so you will know what looks suit you.

7.) EXERCISE. It is not only good for your body but it's good for your skin as well. The brain releases endorphins every time you exercise that make you glow and feel beautiful.

8.) EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY. Load up on veggies and fruits, and drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water everyday. Vitamins C and E are particularly good for the skin.

9.) SLEEP. Go to bed before midnight and get at least 8 hours of sleep. Getting enough sleep is a must because as you rest, your body heals and repairs itself.

10.) RESPECT YOURSELF. Occassional break-outs are normal and not something to get depressed over. Your skin will eventually heal. Don't ever self-medicate or prick zits.

Get Your Wii Now

For the past months hubby and I have been desperately looking where we could by a Nintendo Wii for the kids. I have even asked my cousin who works in a toy store in Connecticut to inform us as soon as new units arrive. Tough luck though, it's so hard to get one. Nintendo Wii is such a hit that according to my sister, people literally fight just to get their hands on one.

But now, that's all in the past. You don't have to wait on queue to get one. We've always known Shopwiki as a one stop shop. Here, you can get anything you want. Now, my son's Nintendo Wii is on its way. We don't usually buy him video/computer games but since Nintendo Wii is so different, we decided to go for it. What I like about it is you get to be active, unlike normal computer games where you just sit and play. With Nintendo Wii you play games and sports for real. This breakthrough in gaming will definitely stay for long, I'm sure.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

What's the right age to marry?

My husband and I married when I was 19, and he 23. Right after graduating from college, we eloped. My parents were so strict that I wasn't even allowed to go out on dates. I have to admit that both of us were not ready at that time. Financially we were unstable but we were lucky enough to have parents who backed us up all the way.

Although we've gone through a lot during our early years, I am glad our love kept us together. We've had many fights just like normal couples do, too many to count actually. From those fights we've learned a lot. We've learned when to take the lead and when to give in. Putting GOD as the center of our marriage helped us survive 21 years. Not to mention the hundreds of "pillow talks" we've had. We've learned never to let a day pass without talking about it and never go to sleep without making up. That, I think is our secret.

Others may not agree with me but I believe it's been easier in many ways to have married so young. We've grown up with our kids and we both had fun playing with them while they were growing up. And if you were to ask me what I love most about marrying young? I've always loved the surprised looks on people's faces when they hear that I have a 19 year old daughter.

How about you? Do you think marrying young is wise or you would live life more and rather wait?

Getting Quality Sleep

Did you know that lack of sleep, especially in women, increases the risk of stroke and heart attack? Even if you are getting more than 6 hours of sleep, are you getting the quality sleep you need? If you wake up in the morning stiff and feeling sore and you still feel sleepy during the day even if you know you had plenty of sleep, there's a chance that you did not get the quality sleep you need to help you become fully functional. Check your mattress, it may not be providing you the proper support. Look for a Memory Foam mattress, it reacts to body heat and adjusts to the curves of the body.

Your sleeping position also matters, if you can't find a comfortable position then maybe something is wrong with your bed. You need a good bed that can support your body well. Adjustable beds allows you to rest in a natural position thus, allowing your body to fully experience the process in which your body is energized.

And when we're talking about good beds, I'm sure Tempurpedic is the first thing that came to your mind. But why would you need an expensive bed when you can get the same quality with Memory Foam Mattresses?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

June Top Droppers

Here are the top droppers for the month of June. As my way of saying thank you, I'd like to give you a linky love. Thank you so much for your continued support.

On The Bricks 30
Chica & Pumuckl - Funny Cats in Egypt 30
Photography by KML 30
Is a mans world 30
Unpredictable Life 29
CK Marketing 29
All In A Day 29
A Girl For All Status 29
Sensory Over Load 29
Odd Vantage 29


Hope to see you again next month. :)

The Chalice

This chalice was passed on to me by el mexicano dude. Thanks dude, you made my day ;)


"I would love to pass on the chalice , that has honed my blog skills and to those others whom i feel will benefit from the holy elixir of blogging from this.These people deserve it , much as the same way i feel , i do :). . ."

Please Pass on the chalice!!!!!

I'm passing this to Max, Ruby and Arlene.

Eat Your Heart Out ESPN

I'm an avid tennis fan, but with my hectic schedule, I couldn't stay glued on tv to watch Wimbledon. Now I don't have to go to the trouble of staying up late or recording the matches I missed. Thanks to MediaZone, who, for the first time partnered with tv and sports networks not only to allow me to watch the matches I've missed but to watch the Wimbledon LIVE. With the internet connection, I can now watch Wimbledon through my laptop. Now I can be updated with the latest results, highlights of the matches and excellent commentary and discussion regarding the players. Move over cable tv... there's a new kid on the block.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

DIY Hot Oil

I found a formula you can make yourself to give your hair that smooth and silky feel courtesy of Oscar Blandi Salon. What's great about their hair repair solution is, all the ingredients can be found in your kitchen. So whether you are too busy to visit the salon or you're just not up to spending much on spas, you can whip up this mask in a flash.

To do: Combine 1 egg yolk, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 avocado in a bowl. Apply to dry hair and slip on a shower cap. Rinse after 15 minutes and shampoo as usual.

The Art Of Pottery

Being a hobbyist has introduced me to the wonders of arts and crafts. I've recently delved into the world of pottery. Pottery is not simply working with clay but with ceramics as well. But to be able to indulge in such an endeavor, one must have the right equipment and finishes too. I've discovered a great company which caters to everything I need to enjoy my new found interest.

Brent has a vast array of products you would be needing in your quest for true pottery. Aside from the basic elements in ceramic pottery, one has to have a kiln to give that ceramic piece the master's touch. They have different models of ceramic pottery kilns that would suit the simple hobbyist to big businesses. Aside from this, they also have various implements that you would need to finish your work. They have low fire glazes for that glossy or matte finishes to liquid glazes
that would allow you to add texture to your piece.

Now I need not worry about how I can enjoy the art of pottery.

Working For Your Future

If you had a sizable saving stashed away, what would you do with it, or maybe you've recently retired and would like to own a business of your own? A viable option would be to enter into franchising. With an established company backing you like RAC franchise, you can never go wrong. Aside from a sound management, you will have the much needed support for your business.

How about entering into a rent-to-own business? It too is a good business while providing your customers the things they need. We all know how hard times are up ahead and that for sure, many people would rather look for other means than simply forking out cash or acquiring more debts. The logical answer would be rent-to-own. With a lower additional cost, it is a lot better than getting a loan with a huge interest attached to it. Plus of course the warranty attached to it is another thing to consider. Take a look at their rent-a-center franchise information and aaron's franchise information for guidelines in how to start.

Now merge rent-to-own and franchising together and you would definitely have an established business with very sound and professional management team backing you.

Allergy Proofing

Recent studies show that deep-breathing exercises not only increase lung capacity and energize the body but it also strengthen the lungs and reduce dust-mite allergies. Do this by breathing deeply through your nose, relaxing the stomach muscles and letting the belly round-out. Hold for 3 seconds then exhale through your mouth. Repeat for 2 minutes 3 times a day. But make sure you do it away from beds and carpets.

Time to Upgrade

I discovered an alternative to your usual sounds. Florida High Definition Radio stations has made a modern breakthrough on technology, now digital signal is added to their AM and FM radio stations. I have to admit, sometimes it gets boring listening to local radio stations and more often than not, they play the same music genres. But with crystal-clear sounds, even the oldest songs would sound great. I'm not into country music myself, but when hubby listened to these new country music stations, this genre suddenly sounded good to me. Even the kids had fun with the Polk Audio I-sonic ES2, they were able to tag their favorite songs and saved them to their ipods. They can grab whatever music they want to listen to over and over again.

But please don't be mistaken, HD Radio system or Digital Radio is not the same with satellite radio. Digital Radio is an attractive alternative to satellite radio, which charges a fee for its use, HD Radio system is offered FREE. So what are you waiting for? Upgrade now for better music and clearer sounds, we just did.

The Best House Plans

The house of your dreams is just a click away. Now you don't have to pay for costly house plans. If you are thinking of building the house of your dreams, House Plans is your online resource for all your planning and building needs. The web site offers pre-drawn floor plans where you can start or you may opt to customize the design to your own liking. These pre-drawn house floor plans could be your starting point to custom design your dream house and add all the amenities to satisfy the needs of your family. Whether you are on a budget and planning to build a small house or you want a bigger, extravagant house, Home Plans has a wide variety of designs and home styles in whatever size to choose from.

Visit the web site and see how they can help you. They can even help you determine a specific home's estimated cost to build within your area or anywhere else by simply entering your zip code. Most websites only offer cost to build on specific areas. At House Plans, even Log home plans are available.
 
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