Usefull Butterfly Knives

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A butterfly knife is also known by other names as such as the Bali song knife or the Batanga knife. In the US it is commonly known as a butterfly knife. The knife design consists two handles both fixed on a hinge.  The knife can fold in to the handle and fit in the hands of an expert whom knows how to use it, by flicking it open with one swift movement of the hand.  The size of knives varies from pocket to sword size. The sword size is called a baliswords and can be as long as three feet when completely open.
Butterfly pocket knives became known in the western world when the Spanish conquered the Philippines and introduced the local population to them. Archaeological evidence suggests that the bigger knives have been a part Filipino culture since 800A.D. They were introduced in the US after WW11 when American troops brought them back after a stint in the Pacific.
The big balisong knife consists of ten basic parts: the edge, swedge,choil,kicker,pins,tang pin, pivot pins latch, bite handle, safe handle. The edge is the really sharpest point of the knife, swedge is the behind or the back part, and is the least sharp part of the knife. The choil has a curve and rests above the kicker, its purpose is to sharpen the blade when it becomes blunt. The kicker is a mechanism that will prevent the loosening of the blade when it is not in use. Pivot pins help control the movement of the knife, the tang is the movement of the blade when the knife is fully functional. The bite handle lies closest to the sharp part of the blade. Finally the latch is the mechanism that keeps the knife closed and secure. The butterfly knife is freely manufactured in the US but whatever you do make sure you handle the knife with care. You always want to take good care of your butterfly knives for good maintance.

New Tummy Tuck Jeans

Filed under: Fashion

It is sometimes an extraordinary thing the influence the little things in this world can have on our personal lives. A simple thing such as the clothes we wear can have quite an inordinate impact on our lives in terms of the way we look and feel. This impact, and the word is not at all exaggerated, is well known and realized. We use words such as glamour to describe this influence and many of us do not even know where that word comes from. It is sourced from an archaic word used to describe the use of a magical spell or charm that made people see an illusion when they looked at the person. In many ways, though not as dramatic, new tummy tuck jeans sort of, have the same effect.

They are so cleverly designed that they hide any of the bulges or other imperfections that one might feel embarrassed by, especially evident in a new moms postnatal physical condition. These jeans will offer one temporary, instant gratification type solution but in the end one must realize that it is an illusion and should not be thought of as the be all and end all to one’s weight and physical condition problems. If the power of the glamour according to fable and myth was limited; what chances do ordinary people like us have to keep up the charade?

New tummy tuck jeans are immensely useful and probably one of the best designed pieces of clothing ever thought up to fulfill a certain purpose; but that is no excuse not to always strive for self improvement and change for the better. So make sure you follow up with a good and effective exercise program and healthy eating habits. It will take some time, but the effect you will have will eventually not be the result of glamour, but the result of pure and simple truth.

Selling Antique Clocks

Filed under: House and Home

There are many different ways to sell an antique clock. This article will try to cover some of the typical methods for selling antique clocks or just getting them appraised. It’s important to go to a respectable source if you are trying to sell a very valuable clock. Taking a very expensive clock to a pawn shop would be a quick way to sell it, but you could not be sure that you are truly getting your money’s worth. It’s suggested that you do plenty of research on your clock, and its maker. The clockmaker is responsible for a large portion of the price. There are also list online that will allow for you to determine the condition of your clock.


You could sell your clock in the local classified ads. It is fairly cheap to put a listing in the local news paper, and many antique buyers will browse these sections regularly. You must make sure you know the details of your clock before listing it. If you print an add that does not give very much information on the clock, you will just have to reprint it (costing more ) to achieve the attention your looking for. It’s important to use caution when inviting potential buyers to your home to purchase the clock.  If you live alone, maybe have a friend come over as a precaution.  Online classified ads are usually cheaper than newspapers or possible free. Posting your antiques online gives you access to a much larger group of potential customers because you are not limited to your local area. One downside to posting these is you must arrange a way for payment and shipment.


Auctions are a great way to sell antiques. If you check your local listings you might be able to find an auction in your area. It’s much easier to put an item up for auction on the internet. Sites like Ebay offer a great service for selling clocks. Pictures can be added along with detailed descriptions. The charge for this server is well worth it.

Also see more about outdoor wall clocks

Comparing Male Liposuction

Filed under: Health

While it may be hard for some to believe, it is not uncommon for a liposuction patient to be a man rather than the stereotypical female plastic surgery patient. It is becoming a growing trend which could be fueled by the growing acceptance of such behavior. It can be assumed despite the lack of statistical evidence that most male patients are from more densely populated metropolitan areas. Procedures such as liposuction in Los Angeles or New York where you would expect people to be more concerned about their physical appearance are also the places you would expect most male plastic surgery patients.

There are a few differences between male and female patients. One glaring obvious distinction when looking at the statistics is that liposuction for men cost much more than a similar procedure for a woman. There are a few factors that cause this. Unlike women who will request liposuction just about anywhere on the body, men have very specific areas that are commonly treated with liposuction. These are usually areas where it is harder to lose fat such as the abdomen, facial regions, and the chest for those with abnormally large breast. For the sake of comparison, men almost never request liposuction on the arms because it is easy to build muscle there. But the arms are a common area where women would request lipo.

The areas where men usually have liposuction are areas of the body where the fat cells are most fibrous. This means they are among the toughest to break and remove from the body. It also doesn’t help that male fat cells in general regardless of where in the body are tougher than female fat cells. Now include the fact that men in general are larger in size than women and you can see why it is much more labor intensive to perform liposuction for a male patient than it is for a female patient.

Hair Growth whats true and what’s not

Filed under: Health

In market thousands of products are there which claim that they make hair growth cycle faster and make your hairs grow super fast. Think yourself any product claiming to accelerate the natural process, can it be 100% true. No they aren’t we will discuss the trueness in the methods.

Hair Growth Cycle

Hair growth cycle is naturally of 1 year. And 90%R of the times hairs are growing and 10 % are resting. In a day 90-100 hairs sheds and it’s a very natural process. But more than 150 a day is a problem of hair loss. And it needs to be tackled seriously.

There are thousands of products say they are very efficient and makes the hair stronger and grow them faster. Generally they possess the doses of vitamins.  And an extra doss can’t harm your hairs but many extra dosses can definitely harm your hairs. So the save is you need to know the exact vitamin deficiency for you, and take that vitamin only. So you need to choose the product very carefully.

The other type of product contains hormonal chemicals and playing with hormones is very dangerous for any one. It can make your hairs grow faster but can also produce adverse effect on your body. So here you need to be aware.

Following are the somewhat slow but natural tips on hair growth for you,

a)      Use Good hair oils. Try only well tested hair oils. So they won’t harm your hairs.

b)      Use well known and tested hair products

c)       Do a regular hair massage

d)      Let your hairs breath and set them free.

e)      Don’t worry too much about hair loss, less the worry less they will fall and more they will grow.

The main thing is be careful, worry less, use trusted products and make your hairs stronger and prevent hair loss.

Hemorrhoids: A Common Ailment

Filed under: Health

Hemorrhoids are swollen blood veins found around the anus. This medical condition is common among pregnant women as well as other people who have conditions or create environments that cause this uncomfortable condition. The condition results from an increased amount of pressure being applied to the veins of the anus; which occurs during pregnancy, from the weight of the fetus on the body. Other causes include sitting too long on the toilet, engaging in anal intercourse and wearing thong underwear. While those causes can be avoided, causes like pregnancy, excessive diarrhea and constipation are factors that cannot be avoided.

Hemorrhoids cause several painful, annoying and even embarrassing symptoms. Symptoms include itching and tingling at the anus, pain in the anus when sitting, discomfort of pain during bowel movement, blood in the stool and hard and tender lumps around the anus. Doctors diagnose this condition simply by examining the rectum. Internal hemorrhoids that present inside the anal cavity may require an anoscopy or colonoscopy to diagnose.

Hemroid treatments typically involves the use of over-the-counter medications that reduce swelling, reduce pain and sooth itching. Other treatments or methods to prevent irritation and pain include wearing brief style underwear, avoiding scratching and using scentless and colorless toilet paper. Sitz baths, sitting in warm water for 15 minutes and using stool softener are additional methods to relieve discomforts associated with this issue. In some cases, treatment may require surgical removal.

To prevent this problem from occurring or reoccurring, consume a proper diet full of fiber. It is important to also drink the recommended eight glasses of water daily and avoid constipation and diarrhea by regulating your diet. Hemorrhoids are a common ailment, but may present dangerous complications. The veins may form clots and cause surrounding tissue to die. Additionally, excessive bleeding may cause a patient to develop iron deficiency anemia. A physician should examine this condition if excessive bleeding occurs or pain and irritation persist after treatment.

Tips For Using A Credit Card

Filed under: Finance

Getting credit cards with bad credit is not the easiest thing in the world. If you have been successful with getting one despite your bad credit you are going to want to make sure that you use your credit card responsibly, but you also want make sure that you protect your credit card. All it takes is one little slip up and you will be looking for student loans for people with bad credit rather than regular student loans.

One thing that you will want to do is to take advantage of any extra features hat your credit card offers, such as putting your photo on the card. Doing this helps to reduce your chances of becoming a victim of credit card fraud because when you use your card your picture is on the card, which makes it hard for people who have stolen it to use it.

Once you have gotten your credit card you want to check your credit report on a regular basis. If you are working hard to correct your bad credit, you don’t want to ruin it by becoming a victim of credit card fraud. Checking your credit report will alert you to any credit opened in your name that you are not aware of, but it will also ensure that your payments are being reportedly accurately.

Your credit card will come with a PIN number so that you can use it like a debit card and access cash from ATMs. The worst thing that you can do is to keep your PIN number with your credit card. You will want to keep your PIN number in a separate location. Never carry your PIN number in your purse or wallet either, just in case they both are stolen, even worse is writing your PIN number on your credit card.

Planning Scrapbooking Rooms

Filed under: Hobbies

If you are looking for ideas on how to set up scrapbooking rooms, then you’ve come to the right place. Scrapbooking rooms are all the rage. And, why not? Who wouldn’t want a place of their very own to set up their supplies and do their craft? Here we will share ideas for getting started in setting up scrapbooking rooms.

At the planning stage you must make yourself well prepared for the task at hand. This is done by carefully measuring the space and drawing up a floor plan. Don’t forget to measure the height under the window and the spaces on either side of closet doors and the entrance door. These are all important to help you in finding the right sized furniture to fit the space. Most people will want to use the space as well as possible so they will be looking for built-in furniture and other things that will fit snugly in the space. You see, we scrapbookers have a lot of supplies to store!

As mentioned above, furniture for scrapbooking rooms can be built-in’s. It is probably the best way to design the space as it makes use of every minute space there is available. If you cannot afford a carpenter to custom make furniture, then you will need to plan this yourself. Among the items of furniture that are recommended for scrapbook rooms are the following: shelving, cupboards, a desk, drawers and a chair. These are all a must as far as furniture goes.

When planning scrapbooking rooms, you will want to be well prepared and well research the subject before heading out. Take a look online to get ideas before you begin shopping. Save the photos of rooms you like into a folder on your computer. You can print them out if you like or just look at them on your computer. Tear out ideas you find in magazines that you like and keep them in a folder. Keep your measurements and floor plan in the folder as well. This is something you will want to take a long with you when shopping for furniture for scrapbook rooms.

There is nothing worse for scrapbook rooms than when you have purchased furniture, brought it home and it doesn’t fit. So think about size when you are shopping. Use the tips above to help you plan scrapbooking rooms and then you should end up with the room of your dreams!

Ways to prevent extreme tiredness

Filed under: Health

Another morning in your dull life and you are dragging your feet drearily into the office. You feel drained, your tummy is rolling within itself and your vision is blurry. You have not even done anything yet at work but the temptation to lie on your desk is almost irresistible. This is atypical symptom of extreme tiredness and fatigue that has completely damaged the reputation, lifestyles, health and relationships of people in the modern society. Before a person drifts to this point of hopelessness, they are often very hard working, focused and seem to care about fulfilling responsibilities rather than taking care of themselves.

After some times, tiredness sets in and replaces everything vibrant, fun and jovial in your life. The feeling of weakness may not be necessarily as a result of a busy day but other things in your lifestyle that result in extreme tiredness which when not addressed in good time, leads to fatigue and eventually exhaustion. There are a number of things you can do to prevent falling victim to this modern pandemic.

The first step to solve dilemma is ensuring that you get sufficient sleep at night. Most cases of tiredness result from lack of sufficient rest and you should make sure that you get about 8 hours of sleep every day. Drink more water during the day, and not only during meals to help your body function properly and energy foods be broken down easily. You should also incorporate exercise in your daily schedule to keep fit and try to consume foods with high energy without indulging in fatty foods and carbohydrates. Take breather brakes occasionally while at work or at school and do not skip the breaks; they serve as a recuperating time from chronic tiredness causes. During such times, have a change of environment and scenario and where possible take the break in a natural environment.

Facial Exercises – Bringing Facial Muscles to the Limelight

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Do you belong to a group of people who are so focused on their body that they forget how important their faces are? Let’s say you are one of those individuals who are fit and healthy. Although it seems that you have done every exercise available, you also must remember always that the face is your basic identification for recognizing people. Since it contains muscles and skin, constant revitalizing and nourishing is required like any other body part that you dress up and workout on a daily basis. It actually helps out to take care of your health though regular facial exercises.

Facial exercises consist of exercises specifically designed for facial muscles only; since these facial muscles are exclusively designed for the face alone. Occasionally, you ponder on why you appear more advanced than your real age that you worry so much, which only adds up to your aging and facial problems. Concerns like sagging, skin fading, stretches, and wrinkles creates an older and unattractive face, which reduces your self-confidence. As a last resort, you’ll probably go to artificial products at the market. But, if you really observed on how these products affect aging effects, you cannot actually conclude that what they say is believable.

Our main goal is to trigger facial muscles for better blood circulation, which then results to an increase in oxygen levels. Improved oxygen levels can be seen in the way you look and how radiant you are. Learn to smile at the people around you daily and even talking are also good forms of facial exercise. But, you must follow proper facial exercise routines on a daily basis to make sure that you have a youthful face and a healthy perspective in life. Energetic facial exercises should be done daily as a part of the program. An average of 16 muscles is moved everyday as we close, open, and move our mouths. As parting words, presented are target points to exercise on: cheeks, eyes, neck, and the nose as they will cause blood circulation and jump-start other muscles.

Baby Stroller Tips

Filed under: Family

If you are considering purchasing a baby stroller, either for your own baby or for somebody else’s child, then you should read this article.  We have a couple of tips that will be of help to you in deciding which baby stroller to buy and what to look out for when you are looking at baby strollers.

There are many baby strollers out there on the market and they range greatly in quality and price. One tip you should take note of is that you should look carefully at the baby stroller that you are interested in to see that there are no dangerous straps or folding apparatus that may cause harm to the baby. Good quality baby strollers such as Baby Jogger Strollers will be built to a very high standard and the safety of the baby will be of paramount importance, whereas cheap baby strollers may not be built to the same standard.

Spend wisely on a quality baby stroller now and the baby stroller will last for a long time.  We know of many couples that have used the same baby stroller for several children, and the reason they were able to do this is that they bought a quality brand of stroller in the first place.

Make sure that the stroller you purchase is easy to use for the purpose you want it for, apart from obviously being for transporting a baby!  If you are looking for a twins baby stroller, make sure there is ample room for both babies to be comfortable and if you are interested in baby jogging strollers, then check that the stroller has good wheels that will allow it to travel freely when you are jogging. Check that the stroller you like will fit into the trunk of the car that you own and that it is not too heavy.

If you consider the above points when you are looking at purchasing a baby stroller, then you should be able to shop with confidence, knowing that the baby stroller you purchase will be suitable to your needs. To find more information on baby jogging strollers and other stroller types, you can refer to my baby stroller online or a similar site.

Office Furniture

Filed under: House and Home, Interiors

There are many different aspects to office furniture that makes items unique. Whether you want specialist chairs, glass desks or storage solutions there is so much to choose from.

Whatever you want to furnish your office, there are vast styles, colours and sizes to choose from depending on which specialist supplier you choose. Glass top desks are one piece of furniture that are becoming in demand for many properties because of the ranges that are available.

Representing a mix of old Oriental and European design styles, white desks are set apart by their transitional design style. They offer a complete mix of the old and the new.

It’s important for anyone to feel comfortable within their office and decor can play a big part in this. The ranges of glass desks, don’t just stop at the table tops. There are ranges to choose from that have different legs, are in different styles and of course, most importantly, sizes.

White desks beat the dust problem very well. They practically hide dust. This is very different from what the owner of a black or brown desk has to do (i.e., wipe the desk one to two times a day).


White office desks and tables are available in glass, melamine and mdf and you can choose between a glossy or matt surface. By keeping your desk surfaces white the room will appear light and big even if other furniture is dark.


Make your reception area feel airy and spacious with a white reception desk and matching white leather sofas or tub chairs. Choose a reception desk with wooden, aluminum or coloured glass features and find a coffee table to match.

Many people that have a smaller office choose desks that ideally fit within the space they have but of course, smaller space doesn’t mean you can’t have style.

Glass desks add a chic element to an office and can create a different look that perhaps other desks may not. With so many different options to choose from they also now brighten up any office as well as adding a professional element to your office.

Improve Your Coffee with a French Press Small Coffee Maker

Filed under: Food and Drink

When it comes to brewing a cup of coffee, people are always looking to make the process and the final outcome more enjoyable. Technology has made it possible to brew cup after cup of coffee with the simple press of a button, and while this certainly makes the process easier, it doesn’t allow the user to have much influence on the outcome. Fortunately, there is a way to become more involved in the brewing process while improving the quality of your coffee in the process by using a French Press small coffee maker.

For those that aren’t aware, a French Press is a completely manual method for brewing coffee that allows the user to have complete control over the different variables that are involved in the brewing process. In essence, the user adds a precise amount of freshly ground coffee to the device and then combines the coffee with a specific amount of heated water. The water and coffee are mixed and allowed to steep for a specific amount of time before the plunger is pressed downward, filtering the coffee. If done correctly, the results that can be obtained from using a press pot can be outstanding. French Press coffee has been described as richer and more full bodied than coffee produced by other means.

To be certain, using a French Press is not for everyone, though it can be a great way to enhance your coffee experience if you’re so inclined to give it a shot. Although it’s possible to pick up a press pot from your local coffee retailer, your best bet is to head online where both selection and pricing for these simple coffee machines are superior. Before making your purchase it’s also a good idea to search online for a photo or video demonstration of the product. While online, you might also want to browse some of the more popular coffee forums where you’ll find a wealth of information about French Presses and about coffee in general.

How To Cope With A Back Spasm

Filed under: Health

A back spasm is a pain unlike anything else. It is an involuntary contraction of the muscles in the back. For reasons unknown, the brain will send signals to these muscle groups and tell them to contract. Although it is unknown why the brain sends these signals, doctors have been able to determine that a few things will cause back spasms to get worse or start up in the first place:

  • Strained muscles
  • Pulled muscles
  • Ruptured muscles
  • Stretched muscles

Back spasms will cause inflammation along with a tightening feeling. It may last for a few moments or several minutes. Different muscle groups around the back can cause the back spasms to get worse. If you have right shoulder pain, it may be causing your back spasms to occur as the muscles are inter-connected.

To figure out why you are having back spasms, take a look at a few things that you have changed with your lifestyle. Have you started up a new exercise routine? How about your job, are you sitting awkwardly or do you have to lift heavy materials? If you stand or you are required to be in awkward positions, it will put strain and pain on the muscles, causing back spasms.

Stretch daily to keep the back muscles loose and limber. Yoga is a great exercise that will strengthen the back and keep the muscles relaxed. Many people find that a heating pad applied to the back will reduce the pain caused from the back spasm. A massage can also help to loosen the muscles and hopefully remove some of the stress and tension your muscles have been holding onto. Acupuncture therapy is another great option you have if your back spasms are not getting better after a few days. Most back spasms will not last longer than a couple weeks. If your back spasm still has not improved, contact your doctor to see what other treatment options are available.

Look for a Cheap Car Seat with LATCH Compatibility

Filed under: House and Home

Standing for “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children,” the LATCH standard has revolutionized convenience and safety for infant car seats.  Among the various small improvements that come with this new system, the one that most people rightly focus on is the dramatically improved ability to pair the seat with your car.  Where you once had to thread the seatbelt through a narrow and inconveniently-placed slot on the back fo the car seat, the new system allows you to simply push a couple of latches on to anchors.   There are two main benefits of the LATCH standard:


LATCH was primarily developed for convenience over all else.  As I said before, you used to have to thread a seatbelt through an annoying plastic slot on the back of the car seat.  The “lower anchors” part of the acronym refers to a dramatic improvement in this regard:  Simply locate the anchors in your car (they’ve been included in most cars since 2003 when LATCH became a true standard) and push the seat down on them.  You’ll generally hear a satisfying “click” sound to let you know that the pairing was successful.  Congratulations!  What used to take an annoying long time is now done in snap.


You may be asking yourself, “If LATCH was created for convenience, what does that have to do with safety?”  The idea is that increased safety is a direct result of increased convenience:  Since most seats, even cheap car seats, don’t rely on the seatbelt method anymore, there is far less likelihood that the child will manage to compromise his/her safety.  An infant may reach over and unclasp a seatbelt, but it’s very unlikely that they can mess with heavy, secure anchors on a car seat.  So the bottom line is that even if you’re pinching pennies on a budget, you should definitely find a cheap infant car seat that features LATCH compatibility.  The increased peace of mind is worth spending a few more dollars on quality while still not breaking the bank!


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