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A Nice Apartment That is Close to Work

I was hired as a professor at the Art Institute of Salt Lake City a few years ago. I looked at the different cities and towns around the institute so I could find where I wanted to live. When I came across the city of Taylorsville, I was impressed with everything that I read about it. It is only nine miles from the institute too, which is not a bad commute at all. I then did a search for apartments for rent in Taylorsville Utah to see if there were any decent apartments there.

I would much rather travel a little further if it meant having a nicer apartment, but I did not have to worry about that because I found a really great place to live in Taylorsville. The apartments at Autumn Glen are really nice, and I was impressed with what all they had to offer to me as a tenant. (more…)

Lasers Use for Anything from Medicine to Entertainment

The use of lasers in the medical field has come a long way. They can use them in everything from eye surgery to root canals. There is a CO2 laser in Singapore where we live that is used for everything from removing unwanted hair to helping minimize the scarring of acne. The first laser that was used on me was for a root canal many years ago. The dentist was the first to have the device in our entire region. He told me that on full power the laser could zap through a foot of lead in under a second. However, it was designed to not produce that powerful of a beam. I was very happy to hear that. (more…)

It is Easy to Do the Paperwork if You Want to Hire an Employee

I like having my own business. My wife and I started our own business back when we got married. We liked doing photography, so we were able to turn it into a career. We are not making the money a Hollywood photographer might be making, but we are supporting ourselves. We also have a part time employee. It is not difficult to have a regular employee. It is just a matter of filling out some forms and making sure you keep track of pay on a pay stub. We use to do that, so it is even easier.

The one nice thing about the Internet is finding information you need. The withholding amounts for taxes and unemployment insurance are all easy to find. You know as well as I do that there is a government form for everything. (more…)

Moving Closet to Home Again

I was living in California when my dream job opened up in Toledo Ohio. I was pretty excited about more than just the job too. My family is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and moving to Toledo would mean that it would just take hours instead of days to visit them or for them to come see me. I didn’t tell anyone about it until I found out I got the job, and then I started looking at cheap apartments in Toledo Ohio. I called my parents and asked them if I should get a one or two bedroom apartment in Ohio, which was my way of telling them that I was moving back home, or close to it anyway.

I already knew that I was going to get a two bedroom, because I was hoping that not only my parents would visit more often but my brothers and sisters too. (more…)

Finally Moving out of the Dorms

I have been at college for a year now and they are finally going to let me leave the dorms. I have found a nice place not too far from the campus and right on the bus line, the thing I need right now is to find a room mate that I can count on. I have been trying to find a reasonably good internet service provider for a low price. Right no the best thing I can find for my budget is something from a place called Frontier Communications. I am looking on the internet and the gist of what I am hearing seems to be that you get what you are willing to pay for in this instance. They have all sorts of deals. (more…)

Healthy Skin with Natural Oils

home shop vitamins supplements supplements co enzyme coq10Mineral oil moisturizers, including CQ10, is definitely not recommended because they tend to clog our skin pores easily. By clogging our pores, it actually makes it hard for your skin to breathe and function properly. This can cause a buildup of toxins in your body. And one of the thing you want to avoid is this because high toxins are responsible for symptoms such as itchy hair follicles, acne outbreaks and severe skin irritations. To know whether the skin care products contain any mineral oils, just do a check on the labels. If it says “liquid paraffin”, “petrolatum” or “paraffin wax”, then it means that it contains mineral oils.

The good thing with these oils based moisturizers is that it is non greasy and does not clog your pores at all. (more…)

Listening to Different Kinds of Music

I love music. I have some other interests like reading and watching movies, but music is where my passion really lies. I like everything about it, and I wish that I could create some beautiful music myself. The unfortunate part of this is that I cannot carry a tune to save my life. That doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate music though. I love going to Bursalagu, which is a website that features top music in both the United States as well as the top Indonesian albums that are out right now.

I really like this site because it has such a wide variety of music. I love listening to music from different parts of the world. When I first heard Indo and Malay songs, I was hooked on that style of music. (more…)

Salsa Cycles Video Contest-Final Update!

Do you want some awesome fatbike pictures? From Alaska? Then read on and vote!

Ok people, this is the final update before the end of the Salsa Cycles Video Contest on Sunday night. First off I want to give a huge thanks to everyone that has voted so far. In just under a week I’ve managed to get almost 200 additional votes! That’s amazing and very much appreciated. However, it’s not over yet, and while I’m in the lead as I type this, it has been neck and neck all week.

Why is this such a big deal? Well, for years I’ve dreamt of traveling to Alaska, and things just haven’t lined up for me so this is my chance. I think this can really happen. I want to spend time camping on the beach, riding my bike with friends, fighting mosquitos, eating cold food and avoiding being a bear’s dinner. Enjoying the outdoors is very important to me and Alaska is the place my dreams are made of.

So for the final time I’m asking, no, pleading, to please cast a vote for my video. If you already have, please share the link on your facebook page, or tweet about it. Do you have a blog? Post about it! Ask your friends, family, co-workers, strangers or whoever you can think of to vote for my video too. I can’t afford to leave any votes behind. Did you vote through facebook? You can vote again through twitter, and vice versa. Double your votes! I’m asking everyone I know, so don’t feel alone. I’m bugging EVERYONE!

The contest ends on Sunday at midnight and I’m hoping to generate enough votes in the final two days to carry me to the finish, but please know that every vote counts in this. Like I mentioned before, it’s been neck and neck between myself and one other person.

I really hope to be able to email everyone on Monday letting them know that I’ve won. Please help to get me there. Here’s the link.

Errin Vasquez


Mt. Lowe Recon

Bruce, Rod and I loaded up the bikes to ride up to the site of the Mt. Lowe Tavern. Neither one of them had been up there before, and both of them where trying out new bikes. Rod was on his new Salsa El Mariachi and Bruce was on his re-built Kogswell. I was on my trusty Mukluk of course. Bruce and I have talked about camping up there for sometime now and so he wanted to see what the ride up was like without carrying any gear. The bottom of the climb is really steep, so steep that when it levels out at 8% it feels flat.

Once at the dirt things got more fun and the Mukluk just rode over everything. The rain from the day before had moved a bunch of the rocks around but I didn’t have to worry about picking a line. I just pedaled. Once at Inspiration Point we broke out our stoves and enjoyed some tea and Girl Scout cookies. That’s right, I said it. Tea and Girl Scout cookies. We are pretty badass.

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Step-By-Step Guidelines To Take The Business Insurance

Business insurance is essential for the business owner. It is important to select the proper insurance company as well as think about the risk coverage and premium too. You must have to consult with your financial advisor or consultant while taking decision.

1. You must have to approach the business insurance companies through reference from your friends or relatives. Go through all the plans and tally the premium rates and the coverage from business insurance company. You must check the authenticity of the company before selecting the company. Only attractive plan doe not make any difference.

2. It is essential to discuss all the issues and define your mind set about which types of policy you want to take so that accordingly you can see the plans and take the decision.

3. You must take time to study the business insurance policy terms so that you must be clear about your goal and types of coverage you get from proposed premium. You must ask more than three insurance company takes the bids from brokers and agents.

4. If you have any doubt than you must have to discuss the terms with the agent or the company because the business insurance provides different clauses under pre-insurance condition.

5. You also need to ask for the discounts, there is many companies provide discount to the business peoples too.

The insurance is important part of any individuals or any business entrepreneurs. You can get protection by insurance. The present local as well global market condition will also affect on the performance of the small business. Looking to all aspects business insurance needs protection from all risk. You must take the details record of your insurance policies, premiums receipts.

Why Workers Compensation Coverage Is Must In Business Insurance?

The business security is necessary to secure the business owner. The business owner gets safety against different threats like protection against business property, business liability, workers’ compensation, maintenance of vehicles, safety against thefts, cash flaw management etc. To get the security from all types of threats business owners need protection. The business insurance is the basic requirement to protect from all types of threats. The business involves various risks like theft, fire, lawsuit and employee accident. It is better to get the coverage from all the threats through selection of proper insurance policy.

Looking all these aspects, the business security is necessary for the entrepreneurs. The business owners’ need security in different six areas such as business property, liability, and workers’ compensation coverage.

Workers’ compensation is compulsory is applied in all 50 states, it will get coverage like health check up and treatment costs and compensate against the wages due to not be able to perform the job. Workers’ comp insurance covers three types of coverage the first one cover medical bills and lost wages. The second covers the spouse or children of a worker who’s permanently disabled. The third one is employment liability, which covers sexual persecution, bias etc.

Workers’ Compensation coverage is no-fault coverage, it give facility to the employer to give medical expenses, wages etc incase major injury at work. Due to no-fault coverage it gives entire responsibility on employer to give all benefits.

The employers liability coverage will protect from the business from claims from employees related to illness as well as accident in the factory. Workers’ Compensation Insurance. It provides wage replacement, medical expenses, and treatment benefits to employees.

All state in USA employers must have to compulsory get the workers’ compensation coverage.

How To Lower Your Business Insurance Premiums?

The premium is decided on the bases of amount of risk involved. Once the business owner’s decided to get the business insurance policy. The business insurance person visits the place and outline the probable risk. He also check which types of security measures taken by the business insurance company. Once the person from the insurance company evaluates the whole situation and finally decide the premium based on the risk factors. To lower the premium followings are the important steps need to be taken by the business owner’s. Here are the following steps to minimize the risks and you are able to get the lower premium.

1. First steps are obeying the safety guidelines decided for the small and medium scale sector in USA. Accordingly try to implements the employees safety first. The entire employee must have to use safety equipments like gloves, gumboot and respirator etc.

2. If possible higher the consultants for the safety and environment rules implement in your factory premises.

3. Always try to educate your employee from the machinery and handling of the goods. If require give them training.

4. You must keep you inventory well. It is most important in maintaining the production line and also cash flow.

5. Installed the safety equipments like smoke detector and fire alarms and other security devices to get protection from the fire and other risk.

The insurance means protection from the risk. If you take the safety measures for the employee and at the factory site properly than your business insurance premium must be lower than the proposed estimate based on initial survey.