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Everything You Need to Know about Tramadol

What it Tramadol?

Basically, tramadol is a medicine mainly used to relieve pain and can also be used in providing treatment for moderate to severe body pain. While some medical experts are not yet sure how this medicine works in our body, some research and studies state that Tramadol and the metabolite that it contains bind to mu receptors in our central nervous system. This means that this medicine increases our norepinephrine and serotonin, which are the two neurotransmitters in our nerve synapse.  Tramadol can be classified under the group of drugs known as narcotic analgesics.

Benefits and Side Effects

Just like any other medicines that we take, Tramadol has both positive and negative impact on our health and body. Generally, this medicine is used for the treatment of moderate to severe body pain caused by several and different diseases like osteoarthritis, cancer, and other diseases in our musculoskeletal. Tramadol is also commonly used or prescribed by doctors after surgery. Some of the downsides of side effects of taking this medicine include headache, dizziness, nausea, joint pains, vomiting, sweating, and an itchy skin. Lastly, this medicine may also cause drug dependence or addiction.


If your doctor prescribes you with this medicine, it is important that you are aware of some of the important facts about Tramadol. First, tramadol can be taken without or with food. This medicine may make you sleepy and influence your ability to operate or drive machinery. If you are taking this medicine, it is advisable to refrain from driving or doing hazardous tasks. You should also avoid alcohol because it may boost the side effects of tramadol. Lastly, you should be able to tell your doctor about your historical medical condition and your allergies so he or she can evaluate if Tramadol is right for you.

My Take: Using Bleach to Kill Dangerous Mold

Kim Ray’s articles on “How To” are excellent. I love reading her common good sense suggestions. One example is Homemade Spray-On Daily Shower Cleaner. In particular Kim mentions the old stand-by bleach to rid showers of scum and soap residue for the shower area. She also has some great recipes for a spray-on daily cleaner using hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, liquid detergent and dishwasher detergent. Please look at her article for the exact ingredients.

The area I would like to add my two cents is the use of common products to prevent mold spores. During the winter months in cold climates as the one I live in my allergies go ballistic. In part the reason is dust within the heat air ducts which can be remedied at the rate of $35 per duct with the average mid-size house having about nine, so I am told by a professional cleaning company.

The other treatment for the house is to replace old air filters regularly. The replacement of an old dirty filter not only helps in reducing airborne dust and allergens it also saves you money in heating costs. There are various types of filters on the market, but I use the brand 3M. The new “Filtrete” is an electrostatically charged filter that captures airborne allergens, pet dander and mold spores more effectively than the standard fiberglass filters.

According to Healthlink a service of the Medical College of the University of Wisconsin, mold allergies are abundant both at home and in the work place. Fundamentally mold spores are very tiny, but their impact on sensitive individuals can be devastating. Not only the inconvenience of runny nose, red eyes, and irritability, but really debilitating illness. See http://healthlink.mcw.edu/article/926104064.html

According to Healthlink, the home “hot spots” are shower stalls, basements, refrigerator drip trays, foam pillows, air conditioners, humidifiers and places where food is stored.

At work, bakeries, breweries, barns, dairies, and greenhouses are prime work spots for mold. Some furniture res upholster is particularly vulnerable to contamination by mold.

The untreated contamination of mold in human beings can bring about permanent lung damage in some individuals. Thus the Healthlink author suggests prevention. Simple allergy shots and over the counter allergy medicine just simply does not work.

Which brings me back to our CP Kim Ray and her great articles on home cleaning. Bleach is the most effective means of killing mold in the bathroom and every place mentioned by Healthlink for being hot spots. The fantastic thing is the remedy Kim suggests is dirt cheap or maybe mold-cheap.

The cost of a gallon of bleach at any discount house is approximately $1. If you want scented, I recently purchased an orange scented bleach at Wal Mart gallon size for $1.19. This old fashioned product is the safest and the cheapest agent against mold available. Like anything, if you are working in a confined place, open a window or turn on a fan to dissipate the fumes of bleach. I have found that even the scented variety has a bleach aroma.

Mold exists in humid climate more frequently than in dry, arrid climates. States like Texas and Florida have had limitations on their ability to carry adequate home owners insurance for mold. The cost to de-mold a home can be in the thousands of dollars. Mold can occur in any state, and it appears the best approach is to try and abate the problem before it gets started, if possible.

Hip, Hip Hoorah for Kim Ray. Just a little time and a little change can make all the difference. In order to get these professional services in New Jersey area you should be visiting mold inspection new jersey without wasting any of your time. This way you get the best consultations and can save yourself some money.

Social Media In 30 Minutes Or Less, Will It Be Great Or Not?

I’ve written several articles recently about the importance of social media for authors, be it published or unpublished, and listing dozens of ways to increase your all-important “platform” for publishers using sites like Facebook, Twitter, Smashwords and Scribd.com.

Since I work from home and am literally online 10-12 hours a day, every day, it’s easy for me to forget that lots of authors are using social media on the run; checking into Facebook for a few minutes here, tweeting for a few minutes there and perhaps posting on a blog or Scribd.com, in sense of become famous with Socialized activities, when they can.

I was reminded of this fact recently when a reader wrote in to say, “Help! This is all great advice IF you have the time, but I don’t. What can I do when I have less than 30 minutes a day?”

It got me thinking of what an effective social media campaign might look like if you didn’t have all day to post, update, tweet and re-tweet; if you didn’t even have an hour. And so, for my time-challenged author friends, here are five simple ways you can have an effective and optimal social media campaign in 30-minutes (or less) per day:

  1. Schedule It: If time is of the essence then you really, really have to schedule your time online when it comes to social media. Let’s say you really do only have 30-minutes per day to devote to social media. What will you do with them? How will you split them up? If you can find a nice block of 30-minutes, that’s a no-brainer, but if you’re grabbing 10 minutes in the morning, 10 minutes at lunch and 10 minutes after dinner, then so be it; make that your “schedule” and try to stick to it every day.
  2. Prioritize It: Let’s face it: some days you just won’t be able to hit all the sites that are important to you. What then? Know which sites you definitely want to hit in a day and then be active on them in that order. For instance, if you have 5,000 Facebook friends and 500 Twitter followers, well, start where you’re going to get the biggest bang for your time and make sure you cultivate those 5,000 FB friends before you turn to growing your Twitter base. If your blog or website is getting (far) more link-backs from Scribd.com than Linkedin these days, then recognize that trend and go where the heat is and hit Scribd before you tend to Linkedin.
  3. Cycle It: Ideally, you want to hit all your social media sites every day, but if you can’t, then start at the top of a short, daily “to do” list and get as far as you can before your 30-minutes are up. I call this the “cycle.” So, let’s say on your list you have Facebook, Twitter, Scribd.com, Smashwords and Linked In – in that order. Start at the top of the list and work your way down; stop when you’ve hit your 30-minutes. Let’s say you’ve only had time today to hit Facebook and Twitter on your cycle. That’s fine, just circle the sites you didn’t hit and, the next day, start with them so that you’re always hitting your 4-5 social media sites every two days, then starting over through the cycle.
  4. Share It: Don’t spend hours a day thinking of something original, fun, cutesy, clever or SEO-optimized to say; let others do the work for you! Seriously, you can boost your own profile while helping build the success of others by regularly sharing interesting, targeted and informative posts on Facebook or re-tweeting great links, advice or quotes on Twitter. I re-tweet often throughout the day and folks are always grateful for it; plus I get to share timely and helpful links or advice without scouring the internet for hours a day!
  5. Say It… With Less: Finally, don’t think you have to blanket your favorite or most effective social media sites with daily posts, long-winded witticisms or rambling messages. In fact, I’ve found that with social media less really IS more. Everyone is busy, not just you; so whenever you say something, say it with less. If you’ve thought of something funny, timely or relevant to share on Facebook, share it quickly and without a lot of explanation. If you’re tweeting a great link you found elsewhere, remember the link is the most important part of that post, not your rambling explanation about it. Trust your friends and followers to do the rest!

So there; you really CAN do social media on a time budget… IF you know what you want and how to find it – fast. This should come in handy as the holidays approach and we all find ourselves with less (online) time on our hands, and more family to see, share and enjoy. Happy holidays, happy writing and happy social media-ing!

Benefits of Elo-Boosting

In simple words, elo boosters is a way with which League of Legend players can improve and level up their account and character quickly in the game. With the help of this service, players can hire other professional players to play the game on their behalf until a certain level and after that, all the account access is given back to the players again. Players can opt for the booster services again as well. There are several benefits of using Elo-boosting services such as:

  • This service helps the players in several different ways. For instance, for some players getting a character skin is their ultimate goal while for others leveling up the best part of the game. And in order to do all this, players might need a little extra help that they can easily get from this boosting.
  • In order to achieve their goals and complete the in-game quests players try so hard. Some professional payers even spend a major portion of their day just playing the game. This is, however, not possible for all of use. Most of the users can not focus only on the game which is why we have these boosting services. Elo-boosting is a great way for players to not only pay attention to the game but to their social life as well. They can improve a great deal in their game without investing so much time and effort as they play the game. 
  • Using the booster will also reduce your burden as there is no need for you to play the game all the time in order to level up the characters. The professional players that have access to your account will help you with this. They will level up your character and would also recommend a really good gaming strategy as well. 
  • Lastly, you save a great deal of time as you use a booster. It is not that easy for a new player to improve and level up their character at the initial stage of the game while professional players are highly experienced and can do that for you really easily.

Review of Gogo Inflight Internet Service

This is a review of the Gogo Inflight Internet service, which is available on various flights basically within the continental USA. I was given a promo code to try this out. But what I write are my own observations without any scrutiny or vetting by the company or its representatives.

More about Gogo Inflight Internet Usage

I went to the website and easily created an account. You will be asked for your credit card information, but aren’t charged unless you opt to buy one of their plans. On my bumpy flight from Atlanta to Denver on Delta, I was given the option to buy three plans, the Gogo Unlimited for $34.95 (month of unlimited usage on flights), the Gogo 30 Day Pass for $39.95, and the Gogo Flight Pass for $12.95, covering the 1200 or so mile flight after passengers are allowed to turn on their computers and access the internet. If you have a promo code like I did, you can bypass entering your credit card information and enter the code. At this link, you can see more various online plans, where one-flight passes can be lower depending on your flight’s duration.

During the flight, I found that this internet is really fast and responsive, and that despite flying in bumpy skies. After signing up, you can even follow the path of the airplane en route to its destination. Now, I found that if you choose to logout of the Gogo account, you’ll lose your access to the internet, but you can re-login and get it back during the flight. I was able to keep caught up on my emails and other online-related work while 30,000-plus feet in the air, until my computer’s battery got very low; and thus, the flight outlasted my laptop’s battery life. It would be nice if planes were equipped with plugins in coach class, but that’s not Gogo’s fault.

I do recommend this service despite the normally steep base price for one flight’s usage if you don’t have a promo code (though keep in mind that Gogo sometimes offers discounts if you purchase a plan in advance online). The old saying that “time is money” certainly applies. Instead of not being able to get some web-related work done during a flight, it’s now possible on many flights which are designated as internet accessible. One can be more caught up on work after arriving at the airport, especially when it’s likely you’ll be tired after a long journey. For a lot of people, it may be necessary to have gotten some business-related work done before arriving at the airport, so those who paid $12.95 during my flight will find that amount well worth the price. To repeat, Gogo charges less for shorter flights. And for frequent fliers, they can buy plans where the average flight usage price is considerably less.

Besides numerous Delta flights in the US, here’s the link of other airlines who participate domestically. For more information, go to Gogo’s website.

Gogo will provide you with lots of detailed information about numerous airflight that you would want to know about which would include private flights as they are quite a reliable website with little to no chances of misinformation or manipulation of facts that are quite a norm with some other sites.

6 Tips to Find the Best Big Tent

Tents are available in wide range of sizes- from small tents for solo hikers to large party tents- there are several options to choose for. Are you planning a much-awaited camping trip with your entire family? Well, in that case, you will certainly need a big tent. Now, if you haven’t bought a tent before, buying a tent for the first time would be slightly overwhelming for you. But, nothing to worry- the post below offers a brief on finding a solid large tent for you.

Count the number of fellow travelers

This is one of the most important pointers to check while getting a tent, especially a large one. Your chosen tent should be able to accommodate more number of people than the size of your travel group. As a rule of the thumb, if 4 people are camping, a 4-person tent won’t suffice. You will have to look for at least 6-person tent to conveniently accommodate all people together in one tent. So, calculate your group size and select a big tent accordingly.

Check the height

When you are camping with a big group, you have people with varying heights. Thus it’s better to find a tent with sufficient height. There are leading tents that are 86cm long.

Easy ventilation

When you have a big group of people inside one enclosed space, it’s not unnatural to feel claustrophobic. So, look for a tent that allows easy ventilation with sufficient roof vent and multiple windows.

Look for waterproof tents

Find big tent with waterproof fabric rated at least 1500-2000mm and huge rainfly. The tent should also feature sealed seams.

Look for screen porch

Look for a tent with screen porch for protection against unwanted insects outside.

Multi-room tents

If a large gang of people are going to stay in one big tent, privacy could be compromised. But, you can look for multi-room tents here as they will restore the needed privacy for every couple.

How to Keep Your Luggage from Winding Up at the Unclaimed Baggage Center

When you walk into the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama you are met with lots and lots of clothing, an unbelievable amount of iPods, and books galore. Oddly enough, there aren’t that many suitcases. Go figure. While on a recent visit to the Unclaimed Baggage Center I was rather amazed to find that the suitcase section was even smaller than the large exercise equipment section. Perhaps by the time the Unclaimed Baggage Center receives the suitcase they are so banged up that they won’t sell them.

There are a few tricks, tips, hints and common sense steps to take in order to further ensure that your lost luggage does not wind up at the Unclaimed Baggage Center. On occasion, luggage gets lost in the whirlwind shuffle of the airport carousel because people don’t even recognize their own suitcases. One way to avoid this problem is to buy colorful luggage or decorate it in such a way that it is practically impossible not to spot it as it goes around. Another way that luggage gets lost is through human error associated with old labels left tied to the suitcase. Who is really at fault if you leave an old travel label on your luggage, you or the guy working for the airline who gets paid in a way what the top airline executives spend on their fitness club in day? Take those old travel labels off and save yourself the problem of trying to solve this conundrum.

Quit packing everything you own in one suitcase. An overstuffed suitcase can quite easily burst the latches and send your clothing and souvenirs all over the place. Where do you think all those iPods and Vera Wang dresses that are found at the Unclaimed Baggage Center come from? Fork over the extra bucks for an extra suitcase and make sure it is one with latches as resistant as Sarah Palin at a truth-telling convention.

Keep an eye on your baggage claim ticket. One of the biggest reasons for iPods, Vera Wang dresses, and even the autographed Michael Jordan poster I saw at the Unclaimed Baggage Center actually winding up at the Unclaimed Baggage Center is that people are careless with their baggage tickets. This is your life folks. Or at least that part of your life that can fit into a suitcase. Put those baggage claim tickets into a safe place and don’t forget them.

When everyone around you at the baggage carousel inside the airport is plucking their suitcase off with a smug look while you stand there as clueless as Karl Rove at a vegetable-only salad bar, you have to take action immediately. As soon as you realize your luggage has been lost, contact the appropriate office at the airport and fill out a lost luggage claim resort. This way when the luggage does finally show up, if it shows up, your name and address and the claim will be on file.

Follow the above advice sincerely and you will find that your luggage will return to its true owner and be careful from next time onwards as not many people have the good fortune of having their belongings unclaimed and are lost forever. So, before buying a kvaliteetne reisikohver, make sure that everything is safe beforehand and you don’t have to rely on customs all the tinme.

Ten Scary Movies for a Perfect Halloween

It’s Halloween. If you are too old to trick or treat and no one has invited you to a costume party, it would be an excellent chance to stay at home, make yourself some popcorn and nachos and slip a great horror movie into your DVD player. Here are ten movies that would make for a scary All Hallow’s Eve. As you prepare yourself for Halloween you can try out cartoon hd apk for awesome movies and tv shows that you can enjoy with your family on Halloween eve as you celebrate the fest.

�The Omen (1976) Directed by Richard Donner – Gregory Peck and Lee Remick stars in this exceedingly disturbing film about a young boy whose mysterious and horrific deaths that follow him around would indicate he could be the dreaded Anti-Christ. Jerry Goldsmith’s superb Oscar-winning score will really get under your skin.

Frankenstein (1931) Directed by James Whale – This film should be a staple of every Halloween. This best adaptation of the classic Mary Shelley novel still packs a punch even today when Boris Karloff’s look has already been endlessly imitated and parodied. Sprinkled with some camp and dark humor, its sequel, The Bride of Frankenstein is said to be even better.

The Shining (1980) Directed by Stanley Kubrick – Stephen King was reportedly disappointed with Kubrick’s adaptation of his best-selling novel and so are many of the book’s fans. But those who look at it separately from the novel will find this is a wonderfully creepy and borderline surreal and cerebral horror masterpiece from one of the world’s best directors. Time has, thankfully, vindicated it.

Ring (1998) Directed by Hideo Nakata – The film that placed Japanese horror into the consciousness of mainstream world cinema. Few films have ever topped this one which already spawned a sequel, a prequel, a Hollywood adaptation and even a Korean version. The Hollywood version may have better special effects but the Japanese version is guaranteed to make you sleep with the lights on.

Cat People (1942) Directed by Jacques Tourneur – It’s just one of the many great horror films produced by Val Lewton (a box set of all of them is available for purchase). Not to be confused by the awful 1980’s remake, this film about a man who falls in love with a woman (Simone Simon in an outstanding performance) who claims to come from a tribe whose members turn into killer cats. Film is scary yet also a tender, moving love story which would make for a great Halloween date movie.

The Fly (1986) Directed by David Cronenberg – Speaking of Halloween date movie, those whose girlfriends don’t mind disgusting makeup effects to go with their tears would do well as to rent this unconventional film about an ambitious scientist (Jeff Goldblum) whose experiments in teleportation go horribly wrong. Geena Davis plays his girlfriend who watches him slowly lose his humanity as the fly’s genes invade his bodily system. Sure to invite both vomit and tears.

Nosferatu (1922) Directed by F.W. Murnau – This German silent film is an unofficial adaptation of the Bram Stoker novel and it features probably the scariest cinematic vampire ever. Though Bela Lugosi is the best official Dracula, Max Schreck as Nosferatu is the one who will rule your nightmares.

Scream (1996) Directed by Wes Craven – This film singlehandedly revived the teen slasher genre in the mid-1990’s. This darkly comedic self-aware parody of the genre is in itself a scary entry to the genre. A horror movie crazed killer is killing off teenagers in a suburban town. Every cliche is done and done well. Spawned two sequels and numerous subsequent imitations but this one still remains the best of them.

Psycho (1960) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock – What else is there to say that has not been already said by this Alfred Hitchcock classic film? From Anthony Perkins’s creepy performance, Janet Leigh’s famous murder in the shower and “Mother”. Beware the wholly unnecessary 1998 remake.

The Exorcist (1973) Directed by William Friedkin – Despite being over 30 years old and with numerous sequels and parodies over the years, this movie about a little girl possessed by the Devil, still manages to be scary, disturbing and startling and that’s really saying something.� Halloween is not complete without this in your viewing schedule.

These are just 10 scary movies. There are numerous others like Poltergeist, Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Sixth Sense, etc. You do not need to go trick or treating to have a perfectly scary Halloween.

Factors to Keep in Mind while Buying Cowhide Rugs today

When you want to buy cowhide rug canada, you shouldn’t focus on price alone. Instead, you must consider other factors to find one that fits your home. Make sure it won’t look odd in a room or area, and that it matches the colors and designs around. Cowhide rugs are great in making a room look fabulous, but use an unsuitable design and you’ll end up with big pricy regrets.

Here’s how to choose a Cowhide Rug you must buy for your Home

  1. Size – there are many sizes of cowhide rugs today. They usually range from small, medium to large, but some sold depending on square-foot are also available. Whatever you’d pick, be sure to measure the room where you ought to place the cowhide rug. You don’t wish it to be too small or too large for the floor.
  2. Shape – cowhide rugs aren’t your typical rugs or carpet. Yes, some come in regular shapes, such as in symmetrical forms. But commonly, these rugs have irregular shapes depending on its source cow. Be sure its shape fits the theme of your home, and is suitable for the floor of the room.
  3. Color – cowhide rugs come in different color options. You can buy tan, brown, white, black or metallic themes. So, be sure to pick one that fits the colors of the room. You don’t want the rug to appear like a sore thumb.
  4. Design – as you notice, cowhide rugs come in many designs and patterns too. Some has zebra or tiger markings, while others have conventional shape patterns. Others even have simple plain design without any markings. Same with color and shape, be sure it fits your purpose and the area where you’re planning to place it.

Consider these factors with your preferences and needs to find the best cowhide rugs that fits your home. Find a quality one from a reputable seller, then buy which price you can afford.

Knowing the Impact of Bankruptcy to the Middle Class

Even with the change in federal bankruptcy laws, there are an increasing number of middle class families who are struggling financially and, ultimately, will file bankruptcy at some point in their lives. If you’re one of them, choose the best bankruptcy lawyer in san diego to guide you through the legal process. With the middle class considered the most prominent group of individuals to file bankruptcy, many wonder how we even have a middle class in the United States.

Since the middle class is not clearly defined by the United States government, this leaves a somewhat gray area in which we can all classify ourselves as middle class, upper class or even working class. In general, however, most Americans agree that the middle class is generally defined as someone who has completed college level education, carries a well established occupation and has a regular stream of income on which they can develop some form of wealth for themselves.

In recent statistics, the individuals who commonly file bankruptcy tend to be women who are about middle age; with the average age of 38. While most are college educated, the issues that bring about bankruptcy, in this middle class sector of individuals, is directly tied to a medical issue, loss of employment or many years of surmounting debt.

Interesting enough, these same statistics do not reflect a great propensity of any one race or citizenship status to file bankruptcy, with all races and citizens represented equally when compared to the general population. This is to say, race will not affect your propensity for filing bankruptcy.

As stated, most bankruptcy filers are college educated but, even more astounding, is the fact that most filers carry even more college education than most.

So, what is it that makes the American middle class, then, file for bankruptcy? In examining the income levels of those who have filed, it is amazing at how these individuals, who once may have been a true representation of the middle class, have suddenly fell into a realm of almost certain poverty level. Still, they consider themselves middle class. In fact, by the time bankruptcy is filed, most wage earners will report income below $20,000 annually.

In terms of assets, those who have filed for bankruptcy will usually demonstrate no assets of value and, as a result, have nothing for liquidation to the creditors. Quite simply, the issues that resulted in the deterioration of income and wealth may have led to the sale of assets, as a way to maintain lifestyle, but, ultimately, leading to bankruptcy nonetheless.

So, in the United States to say that our middle class is filing bankruptcy more and more often is a somewhat true statement. While they were classified as middle class when the debts were incurred, the life events that occurred thereafter may have brought them into poverty or lower class, ultimately leading to bankruptcy. So, to say our middle class is filing bankruptcy mores than any other class of individuals is, in part, a true statement, depending on how you examine the facts associated with the bankruptcy filer.