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Pizza is the Best Winter Warmer

Pizza is the Best Winter Warmer

What is the thing that warms you up most in the winter? Is it the world’s best infrared heater that you bought from the shop the other week? Could it be getting cuddles from the one you love?

Well it might be all of these things but for me the thing that warms me up the most and helps me to get through those bleak winter months is pizza. I know that this might sound silly when you think about it logically why would pizza not help you out in this situation?

What’s that? I’m still not persuading you? Well sit back and relax because I am going to tell you all about why pizza is the only thing you need in the winter months.

The taste

I shouldn’t even need to explain this one. Everyone knows that pizza tastes nicer than anything else. It is warm and it is delicious and that is all that needs to be said on the issue.

The flavor combinations

Pizza is probably the most versatile food on the face of the earth. You can top it with basically anything you want and it will still taste nice. There is pepperoni, salami, ham, pineapple and bacon but to name a few. Then there are the different types of cheese you can have. My personal preference is for the classic mozzarella but you can also use cheddar, Swiss or anything else you can get you hands on.

Next up are the bases. I know I am in the minority but I like my pizzas to be formed on a barbecue base. I think it really adds to the whole sensation of a pizza but I know I am alone here. Most people like the original tomato base and there is nothing wrong with that. Nothing wrong as long as you smother it in cheese! I’ll leave you with the thought of a stuffed crust pizza floating around in your thoughts.

The social elements

I don’t know about you but the only time I really eat pizza is when I am with my friends. Someone normally pipes up wanting to get one and within a couple of minutes the call has been placed and a delicious pizza is on its way to you. For this reason having a pizza is normally associated with good times and having another one will normally bring back good memories of the other times you have shared with your pals.

They can make you a better chef

If you are brave enough to make a pizza on your own instead of ordering one in then you will know just how easy they are to make. You have to create the base which is the only really difficult part. Once you have done this you are then free to experiment however you wish to. You can pick whatever ingredient you like and flavour it exactly to your own tastes.

If you want to try a pickle and pepperoni pizza then you can do just that. The more time you spend in the kitchen creating pizza ideas and the executing them the quicker you will become a pizza pro and never have to order one in again. Think of all of the money you can save by doing this. When you add this to the fact that cooking is extremely fun then you are looking at a very good way to spend an evening or two each week!

The conclusion

I hope I have brought you round to my way of thinking. Pizza is life and life is pizza. When things start to get cold each year you can keep all of your heaters and jackets and just chuck me a pizza from an infrared oven. If you are feeling extra generous then make mine a meat feast with a barbecue base please…

Power Tools Buyers Guide – All You Need to Know

Power Tools Buyers Guide - All You Need to Know

Power tools are a necessity in every household today. Making repairs on anything will either be a hassle or will cost a lot. Most repairmen charge a lot for repairs and are highly unreliable as it could take a lot of time to make the repairs and there is never a guarantee that the repair will last.

You might also catch yourself in a situation where the aid of professionals is unavailable or unwanted. You might want to make a treehouse for your kids or help a friend with some work. The aid of professionals might be the easier way to do things, but nothing can replace the hands-on feeling and safety you get when you do it on your own.

The other benefit to having power tools is the bond you make when you build or repair something. Such occasions are often depicted in movies, a family making a treehouse together, or a man making a pool table for himself. That is because many consider power tools a part of “The American Dream”. The prospect of bonding through creation is not a myth, however. It is an actual occurrence, similar to how a parent will love it’s own child more than another person’s.

The market of power tools is huge and at times overwhelming if you don’t know what you are looking for. There is a lot to check out. This, however, can be mitigated if you know what you are looking for. When it comes to day to day housework you will not need much more than a drill.

However, if you are looking to get into a hobby or a more difficult and extensive job there are a plethora of different tools specialized for different things. You will not need the dozens of different kinds of saws so I suggest finding a guide on an array of tools that best serve the purpose you want or a makeshift starter kit for any homestead.

A simple drill saw, and a nail gun will do you good no matter what. It’s worth pointing out that sewing machines are a kind of power tool, as are vacuum cleaners and pressure washers. As you can see the term power tool is as inclusive as they get and that power tools are a part of life no matter how you look at it.

Power tools can be pricey but will make a positive return in savings, as you will not be needing handymen. This is where selection will be very important as you will probably have no need for a jackhammer or an ice saw.

When we’re talking about prices your best bet is the official site of the company making it. The age of computers requires such a commodity for everything. If the prices are too much for you, you can find a relatively stable secondary market on Amazon and similar sites where you will be able to buy used products that will arrive quickly.

The fact that they had a prior use, however, is not an important factor, as they can maintain peak functionality for years. A more sophisticated subgroup of power tools are the cordless power tools. They come at a steeper price but are worth it as they pose less of a hazard, being disconnected from electricity.

They do not need an energy source to be used which makes them more flexible as they can be carried more easily and used on different occasions where a power source is not at hand. They are more energy efficient as well and come equipped with a charger, so you will not be needing to worry about maintenance.

Power tools generally do not need much maintenance, except if use them a lot and are very easy to repair, the jackhammer being the only tool whose parts need to be serviced separately.

Power tools are a necessity, as they can make life that much easier if used by competent hands. They will save you money by extending the longevity of most furniture and will give you a healthy and enjoyable. The hours you might spend using these tools will be well worth it as they will bring you a feeling of success and will prove to be quite fulfilling as an activity.

It will also give you a feeling of safety for yourself and others. You will feel like a more useful member of any circle and you are going to be generally more liked and viewed as a handyman. Studies show that people find handymen more attractive as they impact those around them as reliable.

And quite frankly you are. You have the tools and the will to help. I am not implying that tools do this themselves, but it is good to be ready and handy. Investment in power tools is never a bad idea.

Tips to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Tips to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Statistics indicate that nearly 250,000 homes in the United Kingdom are at constant risk of high carbon monoxide (CO) levels. The Department of Health says that carbon monoxide poisoning accounts for 50 deaths every year and more than 4,000 medical visits.

CO, dubbed as “the silent killer” is one of the most dangerous pollutants on the planet. It is colorless, tasteless and odorless, making it even harder to detect. You’re likely to be a victim of CO poisoning if you don’t ventilate and service your fireplaces, stoves, furnaces or gas ranges. What follows is a rundown of tidbits to help you stay safe at home or workplace.

Know the Risks of Carbon Monoxide

This is where it all starts. Anything that burns fuel, be it your generator, car or gas appliance produces carbon monoxide as a by-product. So, make sure that you vent and maintain such items to help disperse and channel the gas out of your home.

On top of that, know the symptoms of a possible carbon monoxide poisoning. At lower levels, you may experience dizziness, headaches, vomiting, nausea, confusion, weakness and chest pain. Higher concentration can lead to unconsciousness and even death.

Install a Gas Detector

Installing a gas detector could very well be your best bet to know if there’s carbon monoxide in your space. Think of this as a way of improving safety and by extension minimizing potential damages.

Even then, be sure to choose a high-quality detector. At the very least, you want to know that you’re buying a detector with proven ability to keep you safe. Also, ensure that the unit you purchase can pick up the presence of other gases including carbon dioxide, nitrogen, helium, and nitrogen dioxide. In other words, you’re better off with a gas detector designed to look after the air you breathe.

Don’t forget to maintain your detector regularly. Change the batteries at the manufacturer’s recommended frequency. Of course, it is a good idea to have an extra supply of batteries to make sure there’s an uninterrupted operation, even when the power goes out.

Hire an Expert to Install the Detectors

See, mounting a gas detector in your premises is one thing but doing so in the right manner is entirely different. Hire an expert to install the unit. Although they provide detectors and thermostats you can also purchase these things online, just make sure you read the reviews first, Thermostat Center is a good site for that, and you’ll be able to save yourself a lot of money as those experts often overcharge for the equipment. Ask them to set up the appropriate venting for your fuel-burning devices as well. Invite a qualified professional to inspect all your fireplaces once every year to make sure that they continue to function correctly without putting you at the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Don’t Run Your Engines in a Closed Area

Adequate ventilation is essential to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. So, avoid starting your car, running a generator, or firing up a grill in a closed area such your garage or basement. Sure, you can leave the garage open, but you should keep in mind that CO can quickly build up to toxic levels, putting you (and everyone around you) at risk.

Know What to In Case of a Poisoning

Even with a carbon dioxide detector installed in your home, you have to know the actions to take. Here’s what you should do;

  • Leave immediately and take others with you
  • Open the window and doors to help disperse the gas
  • Start CPR to any affected individuals
  • Call for help as soon as possible

Rush victims of acute poisoning to the hospital. Make sure that the person gets a 100% oxygen treatment.

The Bottom Line

You can’t rule out the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning in your home or place of work. The good news, however, is that you can counter the problem if you know what to do. Educate everyone around you about the dangers of CO poisoning and how to deal with it. Most importantly, teach them how to prevent a dangerous situation from happening in the first place.

Get rid of anything obstructing your stove, furnace, dryer or stove during and after a storm. Make sure that snow doesn’t block essential critical vents for dangerous gases. You don’t have to be part of the statistics – safeguard your home against this silent killer. Remember, installing a gas detector is your first line of defense.

Top 4 Foot Massagers from Amazon

Top 5 Foot Massagers from Amazon

If there’s anything that fixes the stress of our daily lives it’s a massage so it’s no surprise that a foot massager accomplishes the same. The best part about it is that it’s extremely affordable for everyone and it can save you a lot of time so if this is something that helps you sleep better than go for it. Today we discuss the five most popular foot massagers that are for sale on Amazon.com and reviewed in more detail at Free Your Spine so that you don’t have to wait any longer and get all the info you need jam-packed in one short article.

Miko Shiatsu – Amazon’s Best Seller

Why not top the list with a model that sells best? That is not because it’s the cheapest one, as a matter of fact, it’s a medium priced massager that doesn’t break the bank. With over a thousand reviews and counting and an average star rating of 4.3 stars, you know that you found yourself a great deal. The product claims to relieve tired feet and improve your blood flow, no doubts about that as that’s what massages naturally accomplish, and we haven’t seen any reviews disputing that claim so what more do you want.

Shiatsu Foot Massager

Amazon spends a good amount of time testing products before labeling it as Amazon’s choice as they obviously have a reputation to uphold. Today it’s priced at only $118 and if you have a special coupon you can get an additional discount of twenty dollars bringing it just below a hundred dollars and it won’t get any better than that. The reviews aren’t as positive as I hoped for, with only 125 reviews in and a rating of 3.4 stars I’m starting to lose my confidence in the testing team that Amazon employs.

Nekteck – Amazon’s Choice

I have to admit a mistake here, the above model isn’t labeled as Amazon’s Choice but this one is and the reviews immediately show it with a rating that represents a high-quality product.  The Nekteck has a built-in infrared heater so this is especially comfortable in the winters or if you don’t have floor heating and live in a poor isolated house. A feature that we don’t see in many products either is that it’s adjustable in height, easy for when you’re sitting on the sofa, and it’s unique design ensures you can put it anywhere without people wondering what that ugly thing is.

Renpho Foot Massager

We’ve already reached the end of our list but this is definitely one that I wouldn’t want to leave out and not just because of its good looks. The reviews are just as positive as the above model and the price difference is neglectable. It’s equipped with a rotation ball and a rolling stick for the massage process, and the heating and compressing capabilities of this machine ensure you get an optimal massage for your money.

In Conclusion

I could’ve listed a handful of a dozen more products but I wanted to keep it short and simple for you today. You now have the choice between just four models so that you can make your purchase without the need of second thoughts so go for it I would say.