• ComForcare Franchise Partners with NPDA to Provide Client-Centered Home Care Services

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    October 31, 2016 /  Market and Franchise
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    Streamwood, IL, October, 2012 – ComForcare of Northwest Suburbs in Streamwood IL, is proud to announce they are a member of the National Private Duty Association (NPDA). The NPDA partners with private home care agencies, and companies that offer home care aides, companion care, homemaking assistance, and other supplemental elderly care services to offer trusted and reliable caregiver information.

    -The NPDA was founded on the principles of providing high quality private duty home care, and we are pleased to support that cause,- says ComForcare owner, Bryan Ernst. -At ComForcare, our practices reflect their model to employ, train, and supervise caregivers and to create a unique care plan for each of our clients in order to offer a safe, healthy, and independent lifestyle for them in the comfort of their own home.-

    As a member of NPDA, ComForcare commits to employ trained caregivers and assume all responsibility for the payroll and related tax information to protect the client and provide the highest level of care. NPDA members also stand together to with the opinion that people should be able to age safely in place at home to the extent possible according to their desires and permitted by their resources. They also champion measures at both federal and state levels to promote home care quality and affordability.

    To accomplish these goals, ComForcare offers affordable part-time and full-time home care services for clients on an individual basis to meet their specific needs. As an industry leader, ComForcare has been recognized for its exceptional client-centered transition of care program and relationship-based home care services. ComForcare uses a rigorous 10-step hiring process to ensure all caregivers meet the highest professional, education, and experience requirements in order to provide trusted, reliable, and compassionate care.

    About ComForcare Home Care ComForcare began in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 1996 as a company dedicated to establishing a new standard in the quality of non-medical home care. After perfecting the winning formula, ComForcare began franchising. They are one of the fastest growing franchises in the country with more than 135 franchise owners who operate 150 territories throughout the United States and in Canada and the U.K. Each independently owned and operated ComForcare office offers elderly care services including personal care, homemaking, transportation, companionship and family respite services to improve the quality of life and level of independence for every individual and family receiving our services.

    ComForcare Home Care 2510 Telegraph Road, Suite 100 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 248-745-9700

  • Turkish Coffee FAQ

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    October 31, 2016 /  Food
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    Turkish coffee is the oldest way of making coffee. This is a short article answering frequently asked questions about Turkish coffee. You can also post your question as a comment and I’ll do my best to answer it.

    Questions are in bold.

    What kind of coffee must I use for Turkish coffee?

    Turkish coffee nowadays is usually made of Latin American blends. Usually the blends contain two kinds of coffee: Arabica and Robusta. Except for the Latin American coffees the blends may also include coffees from Asia or Africa. Some of the best coffees for Turkish blends come from Brazil, Ethiopia and Yemen.

    Should I use a coffee particularly made for Turkish coffee or can I use any blend?

    Turkish blends are created in a special way to be optimized for Turkish coffee making. Most people that drink the popular Turkish coffee brands are used to a special characteristic taste. This doesn’t mean that you cannot use another coffee blend to make Turkish coffee. For example you can use an espresso blend. The only requirement is that it must be ground very fine like powder. If it isn’t ground fine enough there will be no foam on top of the coffee after you make it and the taste will be weak.

    So, in other words you can experiment with any blend you want if you grind it fine enough for Turkish coffee. The taste will be different than the usual though.

    Is it healthy?

    Turkish coffee is as healthy as any regular coffee. Actually according to some some researches a quantity of two small Turkish coffee cups (demitasse cups) can be beneficial for the heart. If you exceed this amount then it may become bad for your health like any other coffee. Bear in mind that Turkish coffee is made almost as quickly as instant coffee but it’s far better for your health.

    What is this thick thing on top of Turkish coffee? Is it like espresso?

    When you make Turkish coffee properly you will notice on top a layer of dark, thick and homogeneous foam. This is also known as kaimaki in Greece. If the coffee doesn’t have kaimaki then something is definitely wrong with the coffee making:

    • small quantity of coffee used
    • not properly heated
    • ground coarser than required
    • very stale coffee

    In some Eastern countries it is an insult to serve Turkish coffee without this special foam on top.

    Kaimaki foam is looks similar to the espresso crema but it very different in terms of physical properties. The espresso crema is formed not only due to heat but also because of high pressure so it’s quite different.

    Do I need any special expensive equipment for Turkish coffee?

    Making Turkish coffee is very easy and very fast. All you need is a small coffee pot and a heat source. You can use a small stainless steel pot and your electric stove top but it’s preferable to use a traditional copper or brass Turkish pot. Regarding the heat source it’s better to use low fire to make the coffee. A gas burner or an alcohol burner is my favorite heat source for home use.

    What size coffee pot do I need?

    This is a question that creates a lot of misunderstandings. Basically it depends on how much coffee you are going to make each time.

    First, what you need to know is that you will need a coffee pot that holds approximately double the amount of coffee. This is because coffee must have enough room in the pot to foam up and furthermore because of the so-called “oven effect”.

    Let me explain…

    Traditional Turkish coffee pots have an hourglass shape. This special shape creates an oven-like effect when making Turkish coffee. The oven-effect is highly desirable for better taste. The only requirement for this “oven-effect” is to fill the pot till the point where the pot diameter is smaller. Usually this means a half-full pot.

    So, If you want to make two demitasse cups, for you and your friend, you will need a 4 demitasse-cup size coffee pot.

    Please note that sizing differs among manufacturers. So instead of looking for a 4-cup size coffee pot look for a coffee pot that holds 4*60ml which equals 240ml. 60ml or approximately 2oz is the size of a demitasse cup.

    What about a coffee pot for just one cup?

    In this case you will need a coffee pot that holds 2*60ml=120ml coffee.

    What about one normal cup?

    One normal cup is approximately 250ml so you will need a 500ml pot.

    These numbers are not exact. They are just guides to help you. Most of the times buying a bit smaller coffee pot will also be adequate.

    Can I grind Turkish coffee with my coffee grinder?

    Turkish coffee is ground at the most fine grind setting. Most grinders for home use are incapable of grinding so fine. If you have a blade grinder consider upgrading to a burr grinder. This doesn’t mean that every burr grinder can grind Turkish coffee. So if you are in the market in research of a burr grinder make sure it has a Turkish coffee setting. Some burr grinders don’t have a Turkish coffee setting but they can be modified very easily to grind fine enough for this coffee. This information can be easily found if you make a couple of searches in a search engine.

    Another solution are manual-operated Turkish coffee grinders. These grinders are much cheaper than burr grinders and because of their low speed coffee is ground gently without getting heated. In cheap burr grinders because of the small burr dimensions the rotating speed is higher. This way the friction is bigger and the heat generation is higher. More heat means more coffee taste destruction! So in other words small grinding speeds of manual grinders are better for your palate! The big drawback is that this sort of grinding can remind you of manual labor sometimes…

    Is there any special way to serve Turkish coffee? Any special tradition?

    If you have guests and you want to impress them with your coffee making mastery and your hospitality you can do some simple things. First use a big traditional looking serving tray and put some glasses of water for your guests. Water is used to clean the mouth before tasting the coffee. Prepare the coffees immediately before serving time so that they keep their kaimaki foam and their temperature. You can pair the coffee with some cookies or muffins.

    For dessert after the coffee you can offer traditional Turkish delight or baklava. Your guests will be grateful!

    If you have any questions about Turkish coffee please post your comments. Enjoy!

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  • The Magic Formula For A Shiny Coat – Fish Oil For Dogs

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    October 31, 2016 /  Dogs and Cats
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    Have you been considering fish oil for dogs? Is it a good idea to give it to them? Do you condition your pet’s hair and skin? Are you trying to improve the appearance of your pet’s coat to make it more shiny and healthy looking? If these questions are a concern to you and you’ve been looking for a solution for your pet’s special care then try fish oil for dogs. The health benefits provided by fish oil for dogs are amazing. This oil is inexpensive and only creates positive results for your beloved pet. The animal medical community recommend using fish oil for a variety of ailments such as kidney disease, arthritis, and skin conditions. There are so many benefits to using fish oil that it is difficult to say anything bad about its use, long-term it just means a longer life.

    Fish oil for dogs is used to treat an array of medical disorders and skin conditions. Many people think that more is better and make the mistake of giving them the same dosage as humans. This can be a mistake. First and foremost, check with a veterinarian before giving your dog any dosage or kind of fish oil. Dogs are generally smaller than humans so the human dosage will not apply to them. Second, find out which form of this excellent health supplement is best for your dog. Fish oil can come in such as liquid form or soft gel form.The form and dosage of the fish oil should be determined based on the size, weight, and treated condition for the dog. If the fish oil is being used for general health maintenance, a 800 mg twice weekly dosage for a large dogs is adequate while a smaller dog only requires a 250 mg twice weekly dosage.

    They key health benefits fromfish oil for dogs come from omega-3 fatty acids in the oil. Like humans, dogs don’t produce the omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). These fatty acids are vital to the immune system in the dog’s body for every cell to properly function and maintain life. Giving your dog this oil will help heal many ailments and skin conditions and improve the overall quality of life. It is simply a huge benefit all around and you can’t go wrong by including it in the dog’s diet.

    People always feel that a dog is a man’s best friend. Don’t skimp! Just make the treatment available to your pet.Fish oil for dogs is a natural health supplement to keep your dog in excellent physical and mental condition so he can live life to the fullest. You certainly would not want to do anything less for your dog? So purchase this life-saving, life-changing “miracle drug” for your dog so he can be healthy and happy as he ages.

  • The Basics of the Anti-Cellulite Diet

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    October 31, 2016 /  Fitness and Sport
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    Cellulite is a very common skin condition that afflicts millions of women across the world. Cellulite mainly affects the legs, buttocks, but it can also be found in many different regions. The appearance of cellulite makes it look like the dimpled skin of an orange, or cottage cheese. Many women who have cellulite try different methods to get rid of or reduce cellulite. There are countless products available on the market that targets the thing called cellulite. One way women can reduce cellulite is by changing the way in which they eat, this is known as the anti-cellulite diet. This article will examine the basics of the diet and which foods are good or bad for use in this diet. The cellulite diet usually consists of food that is beneficially or contributes to the reduction of cellulite in the body. These foods vary, but the main similarity between them is the fact that they are healthy. The main group of foods that are a staple in the anti cellulite diet are fruits and vegetables. Women should eat a substantial amount of these foods to increase their chances of reducing cellulite. Bananas, blueberries, mangos, cranberries are just a few of the fruits which should be eaten on a regular basis. Tomatoes, carrots and bell peppers are some of the vegetables in the list. You can also add healthy food such as white fish, chicken and water to the list of foods that should be consumed in the anti cellulite diet.

    Aside from foods that are beneficial to the reduction of cellulite, there are many that contribute to the appearance of cellulite in women. These foods vary but mostly it is food that contain anything high in saturated fat, high sugar foods, foods high in GI carbohydrates like white rice and baked potatoes., Coffee and other caffeinated beverages, High salt foods, Butter, margarine, hydrogenated vegetable oils, Red meat and pork. These affect the body differently but all in a negative factor. Compile this along with various other factors, and then you have cellulite in a womans body.

    There are many more factors that will contribute to cellulite in women, eating differently or changing the way you eat is just one of the steps someone can take to aide in the reduction of cellulite in the body. As stated above certain foods will help the body due to the healthy attributes of the food. If a woman can eat these foods coupled with a good exercise regimen then her chances at reducing cellulite has increased. There are foods that contribute to appearance of cellulite, these foods are usually foods that people love to eat, and ingesting them can only add to the cellulite problem. Stay away from these types of foods and women all over will have a better chance of having less cellulite.

  • How Animal Solar Lighting Helps

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    October 31, 2016 /  Pets and Animal
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    Do you love the outdoor fun? Or do you like to hangout with friends on an evening time? There are many kids of activities that we can do to satisfy our cravings for fun and happiness. One of the usual activities done by a group of young people is to hang out with their friends in a beach or in any good places. They commonly are doing it at night or in the evening to spend more time talking and bonding with each other. But at this situation you may not forget some things that could help you to survive the hunger, the wind or cold and you may also bring with you some thing that could lighten your place. One of the best items that we can bring with us is an animal solar lighting, so you dont have to get tired of lighting a bonfire or find dry twigs in the whole place.

    This animal solar lighting is best for an outdoor event. You can bring it all along with you everywhere and you dont have to worry of the batteries and other stuff. It is made for your whole convenience. By purchasing this you will save a big money because it needs not any electrical power, like batteries or recharging trough attaching it on the socket. It is handy and it has many designs to choose that will fit to the kind of activity you are in to. There is animal solar lighting that is so traditional to look and there is now contemporary lighting that will fit to the types of the young ages. It is not only for outdoor stuff, but you can also use this inside your house or in your room. You can choose from there wide selections of these items and they come in different forms and prices.

    The animal solar lighting is a kind of object that could get a power from the sunlight. It could help you on saving money because you can recharge it for free. It can also be used as temporary light if there is any blackout while you are looking for your emergency light or fixing the electrical connections.

  • Which Things Keep In Mind Before You Choose Web Hosting Provider

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    October 31, 2016 /  Hosting
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    Now web site is a common word for every people. This is well known that any web sites performance depends on their hosting provider. Without a good web hosting provider web masters can not spell over the Internet and get the benefit of lead a web site.

    Today there are many web hosting companies and providers growing on the internet with assure to provide great features. It is undoubted that there are large competition between well renowned old web hosting provider in order to get the maximum hosting sign ups.

    Before choosing your web hosting provider you can remember few main things those are as follows.

    Reputation of the service provider:
    There is one best way to know whether the hosting provider is trusted, is by undertaking a investigation about that provider. You can perform the investigation by checking its WHOIS details, Domain Name Servers records, Up time reports and many other methods.
    You can get help from following web sites to undertake your research on Web Hosting provider.
    WHOIS Look up :
    www.domaintools.com
    Research Tools :
    Ask on Forums such as Digitalpoint and V7N forums
    Use your common sense

    Location of the data Center
    You can place your web hosting server in Data center. There is a large number of Data centers all over the world but you have to choose proper Data center. Any Good Data center managed by a large number of supervision and operated based on Zero errors. Some SEO strategists said that if you need to target a specific customers you need host your web site on local servers.

    Cost of the Hosting plan
    There are many web hosting company who told that they provide lowest cost for web hosting. But before going to bye or rent make sure its physical server locations and other research on hosting provider.

    Speed of the Host
    You should analyze on speed of the servers. Because user want high speed loading of web pages to their PCs. When user look that your web sites loading speed is very slow then user get away from the site.
    Before Choose your web hosting provider some another thing which you can keep in mind that :
    Original customer reviews.
    Which type of customer support they provide.
    Which type of hosting plans they provide.
    That hosting company is old or not.

  • Know About The Top 10 Best Designer Diamond Rings Seller

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    October 31, 2016 /  Designer and Stylish
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    Designer diamond rings are never out of style. Despite the threat of the recession, diamond rings still sell well primarily because it carries an elegant distinction with it. Laid-out are the ten best diamond rings sites to give you a huge selection of the best diamond rings in the market.

    www.CrownJewelers.com
    What really sets Crown Jewelers apart from other online diamond retailers is that it has a reliable payment plan. Likewise, theres no need for a good credit. All you need to do is apply and you will be approved to purchase anything without question.

    www.JamesAllen.com
    James Allen is another fantastic example of a great diamond ring retailer. James Allen is reputed for its exquisite engagement rings, which have received high reviews and ratings. Without a doubt, their engagement rings are one of the best, if not the best in the market.

    www.Tacori.com
    Tacori is an online retailer that prides itself in being a luxurious and elegant retailer. Their designer diamond rings only speak of the highest quality in mainly any perspective.

    www.SonaDiamondJewelry.com
    The House of Sona, has been planning rings for several ages. Sona means ‘gold’ in India. Our award winning designer diamond rings are vintage in character, and perennial in style, having that cross-generational appeal. Our artisan crafted jewelry is ready with our own man created diamonds that cost a part of our natural diamond retail price.

    www.BlueNile.com
    Blue Nile is a prominent retailer in diamond rings. Its got some of the largest selections online and constantly takes pride in itself as having the best customer service.

    www.Tiffany.com
    We just cant oversee Tiffany & Co. because it has kept its reputation for manufacturing the best diamonds at good. In addition to that, their online store is just as stunning, having different styles at great prices.

    www.GemNation.com
    Gem Nation made it to our list because it attempts to make diamonds very accessible to people through its low prices. Over the years, this retailer has consistently sought customer satisfaction by having different promos like its deal for the day.

    www.Reeds.com
    When you hear Reeds.com, you only think of one thing- diversity. This is why Reeds has become highly favored over the years. The variety of their rings arent just diverse, theyre also very innovative.

    www.Mondera.com
    What sets Mondera apart from the competition is that it lets you create your very own diamond ring. Aside from this feature, it also boasts its wide selection of ready-made rings to choose from.

    www.Zales.com
    Zales is just as common as the top names in designer diamond rings. With that, it possesses a very high retention rate brought about its loyal customers. Their website serves as a substantial outlet of its fine diamond rings.

  • Train For A 5k Race – Run And Win!

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    October 31, 2016 /  Shuttle and Transportation
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    If you want to test your physical shape or if you want to start doing some kind of exercise activity in order to stay fit but you are bored of gyms, then running a 5k race is the best idea for you. Running is easy; it can be done everywhere and is a very cost effective solution. Of course you cannot jump from your couch and start running 5k, no matter how easy it can prove if you follow a plan and program.

    People do not find the 5k race intimidating that is why most of the amateur runners prefer this distance. There are also many events that involve a simple 5k race – such as St Patrick’s Day, 4th of July race and so on. If you are looking for some kind of running exercise to keep fit, or if you have to start running because your health issues demand so, then choose the 5k and start training for it, before you are able to run the whole thing at once.

    Keep in mind that 5k races, even if they are run for fun without competing, are a very serious physical activity, and can prove really hard if you don’t follow the right way. There is definitely not a fixed recipe for all, as we are all different in terms of physiology and fitness. There are though many comprehensive guides out there, who can teach you how and when to run, based on your personal needs.

    A trainer can also do the same and is a very good solution for those who want to start running in professional races. If you just want to do it for fun or fitness, then a training guide should be enough.

    Follow the instructions of the guide as much as you can, but try to avoid anything that promises that you will run the 5k like a champion in 5 days, because this is not possible. You can see some good results after 6-8 weeks, which is a normal progress for most of the people, especially those who are not avid exercising persons.

    Every training plan is designed following some specific parameters so you have to stick to it; any effort to speed it up or slow it down on your own could have the exact opposite result.

    The goal of those programs is not to become a champion within a few weeks, but to be able to become a good runner who can enjoy and benefit from the 5k exercise as much as possible. If you feel like competing, then this is even better, but that is something that will come after being able to run the 5k comfortably for some time, with no fatigue and no injuries.

  • Train To Be A Great Electrician At An Electrician School!

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    October 31, 2016 /  Shuttle and Transportation
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    If you are good with electrical appliances, have you ever thought of being an electrician? If so, it is important to get your training at an electrician school. Prior to that, what are the requirements of being an electrician?

    As you know, electricity is part and parcel of daily life. As an electrician, you may be working in different locations and construction sites. Some jobs of an electrician include repairing, installing, connecting, testing and maintaining electrical systems. Some risks involved in the job of an electrician include electric shocks, falls and cuts. Since these risks can be quite serious, it is necessary for an electrician to attend an electrician school and undergoes the proper electrician trade school training program.

    Most people start as an apprentice electrician which is a mixture of work based and class room learning at an electrician trade school. To start an apprenticeship, candidates should have a good high school education and be at least 18 years old. Other people may choose to train before seeking a job as an electrician or even attending an electrician school.

    Some criteria for being a good electrician include: good hand-eye coordination, good physical fitness and being well balanced. Other attributes include good problem solving skills and being able to distinguish colors. It is also important to be able to maintain and improve on the skills developed during the electrician trade school training program.

    Generally, electricians have a positive career prospect. The need for electricians is considerable since there is an ever increasing demand for electrical appliances and other electrics. With the advancement of technology, there will probably be an increase in workload across the country more than ever before.

    Electricians who work on construction sites may be subject to less work depending upon the economy at the time. If less houses and buildings are being produced, there will be less use for an electrician.

    If you have always wondered about how much an electrician is paid, then wonder no more. An apprentice electrician can start off at around $25,000 per annum. But, as a fully
    trained electrician, he can earn $46,000 or more per annum. Ultimately, how much an electrician gets depends on the company he works for and how well the economy is doing.

    Finally, if being an electrician is an ambition of yours, put in some effort to find the right electrician school for you and start your training program soon!

  • Ethical Money Makes The World Go Round

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    October 31, 2016 /  Money and Bank
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    Whatever your resources, socially responsible investment (SRI) can help you fulfil your dreams, and make the world a better place. SRI means you can channel your money away from industries that contribute to the destruction of the environment, companies employing sweatshop and child labour, business involved in animal experimentation and corporation that support repressive and brutal regimes

    Like any investor a socially responsible one wants to see a sound return on their investment but they also want to invest in companies that demonstrate social and environmental principles. Even though SRI means limiting choice in types of investment it has not led to any systematic under performance in stocks, in fact it have done as well as or better than others on the market.

    SRI developed in the USA as a response by concerned Quakers and other people disgusted that their investments were supporting the arms trade and the Vietnam war. Since then SRI has become a growing market within the UK, and is increasing at about 34% per year Socially responsible investors include institutions such as non profit organisations, Churches, trade unions, universities and individuals from all walks of life. What they have in common is a commitment to channelling their money towards investment that reflects their personal ethics and values. You don’t have to have lots of money to be a socially responsible investor although a minimum commitment is like with most funds about 50 pounds a month.

    There are two main strategies to SRI: Avoidance Screening – choosing not to invest in industries for example, those with discriminatory employment practices, business activities with repressive governments, poor environmental records, animal testing, weapons contractors and the tobacco industry.Affirmative Screening – Actively seeking out investments in activities to support such as alternative energy and natural foods, companies that show commitment to their workers, communities and the environment.

    Davinos Greeno works for the and directory that lists 100s of Organic and Ethical Companies and we also have for you to read or publish.