Don't underestimate the power of supplements

Don’t underestimate the power of supplements

I used to ignore supplementation completely. After all, I had read so many articles saying you should get all the nutrients you need from the foods you eat. While this may be true in theory, the simple fact is that so many of us don’t have the wherewithal to make sure we’re covering all our bases when it comes to nutrition.

I started supplementing a couple months ago with vitamins and minerals that I bought from Pureformulas. There was quite a bit of research I had to do to determine which vitamins I should be taking. In the two months that I started taking supplements, I’ve experience the following:

  • Faster healing from cuts and bruises
  • Clearer skin
  • No more acne breakouts
  • Better mood

And those are just the effects I’ve noticed. I imagine the supplements are doing plenty of other great things for my body that I may heretofore be unaware of.

One thing I’ve learned is that it pays to do your research. Take Magnesium, for example. It turns out most of the kinds of magnesium in supplements can’t be used by the body effectively. You therefore need to look for special formulations like Magnesium citrate.

In addition, the cheap supplements often don’t cut it. This may not be true for standard vitamins like Vitamin A, but on the whole, I’ve found that for minerals and other, rarer supplements, the expensive brands seem to work better for me. A good place to get expensive brands cheaply is online. Try the store, pureformulas, since they offer free shipping on all items. I also like this store because of the coupons it provides customers. I use pureformulas coupons all the time to get up to a 10% discount on my orders. On great place to get Pureformulas coupons or promo codes for other vitamin companies is Referralbusinessbuilders.com.

You do need to stay on top of things if you buy vitamins online. I like to place orders when I have a 1 month supply left, so that I’ll always have the supplements I need even if there is a delay in shipping for my new bottles.…

Modern Marriage Trends

According to the Pew Research center, Americans are marrying later in life, and a bigger percentage have never been married. Some notable stats are below:

  • 1 in 5 Americans over 25 have never married. Back in the 60’s that number was just 1 in 10.
  • The average age of getting married is 27 for women, and 29 for men.
  • 1 in 4 people between the age of 25 – 34 live with a partner.

Despite this, the poll that was taken also shows that a majority (almost 70%) of Americans continue to believe that marriage is the right choice for 2 people who plan to spend their lives together. So the ultimate love story is alive and well; it’s just not happening as frequently as it once did.

I blame this largely on the crazy, fast pace of the modern world. One thing that has countered this trend has been online dating sites like Eharmony. In this day and age, Eharmony seems almost old-fashioned with its focus on marriages and finding the love of your life. But in today’s cynical world, this idealistic take on love is also refreshing.

For this reason alone, I would encourage just about everyone to give Eharmony a try at some point in their lives. Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to join. In fact, there is even an Eharmony free trial that allows you to set up an account and receive matches for free. Click here to try out Eharmony for free.

The site is best suited for people who are mature and ready to find their life partner. Based on statistics, this would most likely be people in their mid to late twenties. On the other hand, it’s never too late for love, and you should join the site at any age if you are feeling it is the right time for you.



A free alternative to Photoshop

A free alternative to Photoshop

I’ve used Adobe Photoshop for many years now, and believe it is the best image editing program available. For over a decade it has been the industry standard. Therefore, I recommend all photography enthusiasts use Photoshop if they can.

GIMP user interfaceThe one problem, however, is that Photoshop costs so much. Back when it was a standalone software product, it cost $699. Today, it is available as part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Some people like this since it allows them to pay monthly. However, the cost is $19.95 a month. To put that into perspective, that’s still around $240 a year, and $720 every 3 years. Clearly, the program is still quite expensive.

So what’s the alternative? The best option is to use a free, open source program called GIMP. I know designers who use this program and it can pretty much do everything that photoshop does. If you work alone, GIMP will more than suit your needs. If you exchange files with other people professionally, however, you’ll probably need to have a copy of Photoshop, as that is the program that the vast majority of other designers use.

GIMP is available for download for free, so you should definitely check it out if you want a powerful image editing program, but find that Photoshop isn’t affordable for you.…

Why avoiding cheap pet food is the smart thing to do

Why avoiding cheap pet food is the smart thing to do

Picture of Cat

You may think you’re saving money by purchasing cheap pet food, but having tried that tactic, I can assure you it’s not the smart way to go. Cheap pet food for cats, as an example, does not satisfy your cat and it will end up eating more as a result. Therefore, you would have to purchase more of the cheap pet food to satiate your pet.

Not to mention, cheap pet food is not good for the health of your pet. Ultimately, this could end up costing you money in terms of higher veterinary costs. You don’t necessarily have to buy the best pet foods out there (as they can be expensive), but you should purchase a brand that is reputable. Go to sites like Consumer Affairs to read more about pet foods.…

Where you can purchase bargain printer ink

Not long ago, I made a post about why cheap pet food should be avoided. But that doesn’t mean you should always avoid cheap products. Printer ink, for example, is one area where cheap products are a good thing.

The cost of printer ink can easily become one of your largest office expenses, depending on how much printing you do. For this reason, I always encourage businesses to go paperless to the greatest extent possible. As much as possible, you should be managing your business online. Things like relying more on email and online marketing can significantly reduce the amount you spend on ink.

Having said that, there is always going to be a certain amount of printing you’ll need to do, regardless of how paperless you attempt to be. There are two ways to cut down on ink costs. The first is to buy printers that provide you the lowest cost per page. Note that this usually means you might need to invest more money upfront, but this will save you money on the back end.

The other thing you can do is make sure you purchase discounted ink. If you want to buy ink at physical stores, I have found Walmart tends to have the lowest prices for many models.

Online, your best deals would come from purchasing remanufactured cartridges from stores like Inkfarm. Coupled with Inkfarm coupons, you can often get up to 20% off what you’d otherwise pay for a brand new cartridge. Go to the following link to obtain the most recent batch of Ink farm coupons.

Even if you find an online ink store that you really like, it’s best to still do some price comparison. I like to use sites like Google Shopping or Nextag to see which store is offering the lowest price on the printer ink cartridge I need. Remember, even if you find a store that has the lowest price on one occasion, there is no guarantee they will remain the low-cost leader. Other stores may offer specials or clearance sales, so you always want to do a bit of research before you place your order.

Remember, in some instances you can get extra discounts by purchasing large quantities of ink. Some of the special deals you can get include complimentary shipping and reduced pricing for larger orders.…

Living healthy means not forgetting about love

How can we live healthy lives? Most people think of exercise and diet only. But being healthy is about balance, and having good mental health is equally important. We must reduce things like stress, and make sure we have a healthy love life, which is something quite a few people overlook in the hectic modern world. Some people ask themselves, “who has time for love,” as the zoom ahead in their fast-paced life and distract themselves with other things like career.

But make no mistake, you need to have companionship and an active love life if you truly want to be happy. And there is no excuse, either. Today, with online dating and matchmaking sites such as eHarmony, there are plenty of chances to fall in love if you know where to look. I personally prefer eHarmony when it comes to dating sites, since they seem to emphasize the right things, such as long-term relationships, compatibility, and finding true love. At the end of the day, dating can be great fun, but ultimately, we all want love.

To this day, I still encounter people who resist online dating for one reason or another. To those people, I say, what do you have to lose by trying it? And trying a site like eHarmony does not have to cost money either. If you go to onlinedatingtrials.com and get a free trial, you can sign up, create a profile, and receive matches for free. You can even communicate to some extent with your matches before upgrading to a paid membership. To learn more just go to OnlineDatingTrials.com.

I understand that we are all busy, but don’t make the tragic mistake of thinking exercise and diet are all you need to pay attention to be healthy. If you don’t have an active love life, join eHarmony or take other steps to ensure that you address this area of your life.…

A guide to saving money with e-cigarettes

A guide to saving money with e-cigarettes

As you probably know, using electronic cigarettes instead of regular cigarettes can help you save a lot of money. Right off the bat, you should save about 60% or more over the cost of smoking regular cigarettes. This can translate into over a thousand dollars in savings per year. In fact, if you go to sites like South Beach Smoke, you can calculate precisely how much your savings will be.

ecig kit from volcanoHowever, in addition to using e-cigs, you can save even more by doing the following things:

1. Refill your own cartridges
No doubt, buying prefilled cartomizers is the easiest. However, you can bring down the amount you spend on cartridges significantly by purchasing blanks and refilling them on your own by buying e-liquid. You can also opt to buy tanks or clearomizers, but be aware that such devices tend to use up more e-liquid than regular cartridges.

2. Mix your own e-liquid
This can have several advantages. First, you will end up paying a lot less for your e-liquids. Second, by preparing your own e-liquids, you can get create your own flavors and tweak them more to your liking.

3. Buy e-cigarettes online, and use coupons
Online electronic cigarettes stores offer the lowest prices for batteries, kits, cartomizers, and e-liquids. Just make sure you buy in bulk so that you can take advantage of any free shipping deals. In addition, you should do a search online for any coupon codes you can find. For example, I used coupon codes from Volcano Ecig not long ago and saved quite a bit on my order.

4. Buy generic brand batteries
Oftentimes, you can find generic batteries that are just as good as name brand e-cigarettes. However, this strategy can be hit or miss, and it may take some trial and error until you find a cheap generic battery you like. However, in the long run, it is worth it to find a good generic e-cigarette you like.

For more information on electronic cigarettes, pay a visit to e-cigbargains.com.…

Things to keep in mind when shopping for a used car

Things to keep in mind when shopping for a used car

I’ve always bought my cars used. To be honest, I’ve bought pretty unreliable cars a couple times, but after 20 years of driving used vehicles, I’ve become quite good at figuring out how to get a good deal. Below are some of my tips for making sure you get a good deal.

buying tires on the internet1. Always check Kelley blue book prices
It used to be that you had to actually buy a blue book to get the prices for used cars. Today, you can get this information online for free, so there is no excuse not to use this information. You can find the price you should expect to pay for used cars you buy from both dealerships and private sellers. It’s important to be flexible when negotiating, but referring to Kelley blue book will protect you from being ripped off.

2. Buy a vehicle history report
The best place to get a vehicle history report is Carfax. Be aware, however, that sometimes information is left out of Carfax. It’s not perfect, but if a car had problems or an accident that was reported to the DMV, it will show up. The more information you have, the more knowledgeable you can be as a buyer. Therefore, I always order a Carfax report when I’m seriously thinking about buying a car.

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3. Avoid cars that have had accidents or are salvage
It’s tempting to buy these cars because they are usually heavily discounted. But in most cases, it’s smart to have a rule of thumb where you avoid such vehicles altogether. The money you save upfront might be gone with the first major problem you have with your car. So don’t focus so much on cost – instead focus on getting a high quality car.

As for tires, always make sure you keep them properly inflated. Rotate your tires every 6000 miles or so, and replace them when they get worn out. A good place to buy tires cheaply is Discount Tire online.…

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

For a long time, Apple Cider Vinegar has been considered a remedy for many ills. Proponents use it to treat all sorts of things, from skin disorders to problems with digestion. I decided to do a bit of research on this popular home remedy, and here are the top benefits I found:

discount vitamins1. Better Skin
You can use apple cider vinegar diluted with water as a toner for your skin. People with rosacea and acne have reported good results using ACV in this manner.

2. Healthier Heart
Some studies have shown that ingesting ACV can lower your blood pressure and have other beneficial effects on your heart health.

3. Removes Bad Breath
ACV has also been shown to help people with bad breath.

4. Better Digestion
ACV is highly fermented and can kill off many of the bad bacteria residing in your gut, leading to better overall digestion. I you use ACV for this purpose, take 1 tablespoon before each meal.

5. Energy Boost
Although evidence on this is a bit scant, many people have reported having more energy once they started taking apple cider vinegar. If you’ve been feeling tired, you may want to give ACV a try.

So how can you benefit from ACV? There are actually ACV supplements you can purchase, but in my opinion, the best way to go is to simply drink some of it in the morning and evening. A typical dose people use is 1 tablespoon twice a day. Do not drink ACV undiluted as it will be too strong and may damage your stomach. Instead, dilute it in some water or juice.

Should you decide you’d rather take the supplement, I recommend shopping at a well-known online vitamin store like Lucky Vitamin. You should also do a search for coupons to see if you can get any special deals.

Another article I posted recently is about e-cigarettes, which you may want to consider if you are a smoker and want a healthier alternative.…

Tips for Online Shopping of Shirts

Much of the content on this site will address subjects related to online shopping and e-commerce. I will also be sharing news or articles I find to be of interest for anyone who shops online or is interested in saving money. This site will also therefore contain many links to coupons and promo codes you can take advantage of when you buy products and services on the Internet. For more information on how such promo codes and online coupons work, I recommend reading this quick definition on Webopedia. I promise you, they are not difficult to use at all once you find out how they work.

Today, I wanted to share a good article that I came across online about shopping for shirts. Buying clothes online is something many people are hesitant to do, largely because of concerns related to sizing, etc. However, since most items are returnable, I don’t think such concerns are warranted. I have never had any trouble returning a clothing item I bought online. This is especially true if you stick to large, well-known online vendors such as Zappos or Amazon. I would exercise a bit more caution, however, if you decide to purchase from auction sites such as Ebay.

With all that said, here is a copy of the article, which I copied and pasted below:


Stereotypically, women enjoy shopping a lot better than men. Be it shopping for groceries, accessories or apparel, shopping is an activity enjoyed best by the women. Of course there are exceptions to every theory and there surely must be men who enjoy travelling with the baskets at the supermarkets! With online shopping that has made shopping as easy as a click, online shopping of shirts is a very easy chore!

Every individual should maintain a style book for themselves. You can compile in this book, scraps like pictures and notes of all the styles and trends you have tried in the whole year. When you are shopping for shirts, you should study the on-going trends and styles before locking your purchase. If you are looking for a summery look, opt for cottons, and linens in colours like yellows, powder blues, aqua, and whites. Go ahead in invest in shades of purple, crimsons, mauve, greys and in woollen weaves when you want to shop for winter. Corals, minerals and charcoal blacks reign the rainy season. Always make sure you check your closet for matching trousers before buying shirts.

Ties and blazers, cuff-links and socks are the accessories you need to stock up in your closet to be prepared for any unannounced meeting or occasion. You can browse through a whole collection of formal wear when online shopping of shirts. It is a great virtual showroom where you can totally immerse yourself in shopping for the most stylish and on going fashion trends in the market. Also, team your shirts with great ties, and bow-ties that can be missed and matched with various shirts. Also, invest in neutral coloured shirts, a black and white to wear during times of doubt.

Always co-ordinate your socks with your outfit, because in case you miss out such little details, you are likely to have an incomplete look. Experiment with pop colours like pop green, blue, and even deep pinks to go with a complete white ensemble! It depends quite on your tastes and your courage to carry out a look. While shopping for shirts, you should try and makes purchases from the newest and hottest selling trends instead of walking the taken road.

We cannot always fall back upon our local stores because there are chances that the local stores have not stacked the newest styles that have graced the season. With shopping as easy as the click of a button, you should try the perks of online shopping and indulge in online shopping of shirts instead of running to local malls and stores. A host of designs, fabrics and range of shirts is made available to you in the virtual medium. Take advantage of new-age shopping and shop for a variety of chic, classy and affordable shirts in as much as a click! Also, invest in a pair of very comfortable and classic formal shoes in black or brown and also a formal bag that can be carried around to store any important documents.

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