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Three Birthday Party Ideas Kids Are Going To Love

Kids can’t resist birthday parties and if you want to throw a party that your child is never going to forget, you want to make sure that your birthday party is going to be unique. A unique party will make your child happy and ensure that the experience is totally unforgettable. Read on to learn some unique ideas that can make birthday parties stand out.

Have A Favorite Character Party

Surprise your child with a party based around her favorite cartoon character. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on this type of party either. All you need are some decorations with the character on them. You can make the cake and drinks yourself to reflect the theme of the party. Play games that are based on the character and you can make gift bags that feature the character. This type of party is a no-fail idea.

Throw An Ice Skating Party

If you are lucky enough to have an ice skating rink nearby, consider throwing an ice skating party. This type of party is fun for all ages and the kids will have a blast slipping and falling on the ice. You can usually get a group discount to cut down on the costs and many skating rinks offer party packages that are great deals.

Hit The Theme Park

Nothing is more exciting to a child than a theme park and if you have your birthday party at the park, then that is even better. Consider throwing your party at the park. Many theme parks will let you bring in cake and food if they know it is for a birthday party.

Make your child’s birthday special and throw a party they will never forget. Think outside of the box and do something new (or ask Partyopedia for more tips).

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3 Quick Tips To Help You Find Good Minecraft Hosting

1. Minecraft hosting options are all about figuring out who offers what through reviews so you can learn if their company is good or not. When you look at a review make sure you check into who wrote it so you can see if they have a history of talking about things or if they seem to be working for the company and only talk about it. Most people will like one company but it’s better to find reviews from people that like to try them all because you can trust their opinions more.

2. Enjoying yourself on a server is only going to be possible if you are able to work with it at all times. In other words, you need to make sure they aren’t taking it all down for maintenance too often. Hosts should be up as much as possible but if they can’t make that happen you need to get your server elsewhere after that because you will not be getting many regular players if there are troubles. Make sure you ask people sometimes what they think of your server hosting and if they indicate there are problems you can get to the bottom of it.

3. Your digital files need to be able to fit on a server. You also need to have enough bandwidth to cater to your visitors. Otherwise something could go over the limit as people are playing only to have the host turn your server off until next pay period or until you pay them to turn it back on so you can have more space. You can get unlimited space and bandwidth and that may be the right idea if you expect to have a few people playing on a regular basis.

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How I Use Essential Oils For Relaxation

At the end of every day, I often find myself feeling stressed out and tense. I am a full-time mom and I also work part-time, so it seems like my duties never end. A few years ago, I started using essential oils to help me relax and destress.

I did a bit of research into what essential oils are best for relaxing. I quickly discovered that lavender essential oil is a popular choice. It can be used in tons of different ways.

I put a few drops into a spray bottle with water and mist my pillow before bed. This helps me relax and fall asleep. I also put it in a diffuser on my nightstand for an added boost.

When I take a hot bath, I use peppermint essential oil or eucalyptus essential oil to relax. It helps reduce physical stress and melts my tension away. Just a few drops in the bath water, and I’m good to go.

It sounds a little cliche, but the possibilities are truly endless with essential oils. They can be used for hundreds of different reasons – personal care, cleaning, and much more. If you are interested, simply look up how to use these oils in your daily life.

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Tips To Save You Plenty On Maintenance Costs

Owning and maintaining a car can be one of the most expensive propositions that you will encounter in your entire life. Not only are you paying monthly payments and interest, but insurance (auto insurance), registration, and fuel are higher than they’ve ever been, since the beginning of time. These expenses are just part of the cost of owning a car, and are difficult to eliminate without taking on a lot of risk that could cost you in the long run. One great way to save money on your car is to do some of your own car repairs, especially those that don’t involve lots of tools and expertise. Let’s take a look at a couple of easy car repairs that almost anyone can do.

One of the first things that you want to do is write down the year, make, model, and engine size of your car and head on down to the auto parts store to find an auto repair manual that is fairly specific for your kind of car. These typically come in a paperback style and will run you less than $15, but they’re well worth every penny. Now you’ve got your manual, it would be a good idea to open it up and find the section on routine maintenance, then lift the hood of your car and locate all the different parts as they are mentioned in the manual. A couple of important things to find would be your air cleaner, oil filter, battery, windshield washer fluid, radiator, and oil dipstick. Take the time to read in the manual how to check each of these items to maintain their fluid levels and cleanliness, but also to acquaint yourself with their locations as well.

Changing your own oil, in most cars, is a fairly easy task to do and doesn’t require a lot of tools. Depending on the car that you have, and you should check your manual to see what it recommends, all you really need to do is safely lift your car off the ground with your jack and use jack stands to make sure it is secure and won’t fall. Then it is
very easy to just open the drain plug and allow the used oil to drain into a pan, while you are waiting you can loosen your oil filter with a filter wrench and put a new one on, according to the instructions, in just a minute or so. After that you merely need to replace the drain plug and refill your oil back up to the manufacturer’s recommendations. The last step before you start your engine is to double check the oil filter, drain plug and oil fill level to make sure everything is as it should be.

Replacing your own air filter is probably one of the easiest things to do on most cars. It is normally fairly accessible and can be reached and replaced without the use of tools. Once you pull it out and look at it, it should be fairly obvious as to whether it needs to be replaced depending on how dirty it looks.

Doing your own light maintenance work on your car can not only be rewarding to your self-esteem, but save you money on your car costs. Just knowing what each of the different components of your engine compartment are, put you ahead of nearly 90% of car owners today.

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Major Errors made by the Medical Profession

From healthy cigarettes to vehement promotion of the clearly incompetent pharmaceutical industry, doctors seem to be little more than advertisers for major corporations. We would like to hope that all these errors in their medical advice are purely mistakes and will be learned from.

Nevertheless, as consumers of the medical industry, it would be foolish for us to assume that our health is the primary concern of these professionals. Just like you and I they are picking up a paycheck, by any means necessary.

Light Up! Cigarettes are Fine — Someone said “Beneficial”

The Medical journals of the 1930’s were chock full of cigarette ads endorsed by prominent members of the medical profession— proof that cash can override a “professional” duty to investigate. At the same time cigarette manufacturers were making wild claims about cigarettes soothing sore throats.

Sounds a lot like the aggressive ad campaigns for the MMR vaccine ($99.99 per person) stating this will increase the health of your children. So why are children in the US presenting more health conditions than children in other countries?

Eat more Carbs and Less Fats — For a Slimmer Physique

stencil.blog-post-image (1)“You are what you eat” so eating carbs makes you energetic and fats make you fat, right? That’s what doctors thought all the way up to the 60s and 70s. Studies have now shown that carbs will be stored as fat, while fats are actually more beneficial to the body.

We would have assumed that a vegetarian would be much thinner due to the absence of fats and proteins in the diet, nevertheless, the lack of these food types makes the body want them even more, causing stored fat supplies to be held onto longer.

Sunlight Gives You Cancer — and Vitamin D

stencil.blog-post-imageNot sure which creature of the night tried to have this ploy pulled, but sunlight is an essential part of human nutrition. Plastering on SPF 999 Sunblock each time you step out of the house is denying the body of vital Vit D.

Of course, the sun can burn, the sun is powerful and too much sunlight can cause severe skin conditions, burning and, yes, even cancer. Nevertheless, the damages of too little sunlight can be even worse.

The medical profession was once promoting the use of sunscreens and blocks until they noticed almost epidemic levels of rickets and other nutritional conditions in children across the US. Now they actually advise a good 20 minutes in the sun each day without sunscreen.