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Sell your Old DVDs to increase your online income
by jaychowdhury
Oct 16, 2013 | 475 views |  0 comments | 69 69 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Everyone has old movies DVDs that they no longer watch. Now you can sell your unwanted DVDs by following the given methods.

First of all check your unwanted DVDs for any kind of damage or scratches. It doesn't make any sense to put your damaged and deeply scratched discs, because they won't make a good sale. In fact, you won't be able to sell them. You can also sell your old DVDs of video games which you used to buy online .

The next thing is to ensure that your old DVD actually plays flawlessly. The buyers would certainly like to know whether it plays without any problem. You can also sell DVDs to your local record store, or you can trade it for another piece. These stores are mostly searching for the popular movies and classic collections that are always enjoyed.

Go online and look for a website that lets you sell your DVDs online. There are many websites available where you simply type in the barcode and your are quoted a quick and easy price for all your unwanted CDs, DVDs and computer games. If you are happy with the price offered then you will be sent an envelope to send your old discs in. Once received they will be checked to see if they all play and your money will be sent via cheque or bank transfer within a day or two.

Another thing that you can do online is to put up your old discs on an auction website. You can also make a search in order to get the idea about the price that such a DVD has received earlier. If you find that the price is worth your time and effort then it would be ideal to set up the auction.

Here, it is worth noting that a record store may not always like to purchase your old DVDs as they may be already have to much stock of that particular item.

However, you can certainly visit big movie or music stores that do purchase used DVDs. You can also go to a video rental store, but make sure that you call them up before and inquire if they are interested in buying the movie or music. And, if you have some games on the DVD, then you can check some online video game stores as there are numerous of them who will pay you some cash for used DVDs.

Can DNA Testing Really Help Weight Loss?
by jaychowdhury
Oct 09, 2013 | 375 views |  0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

There was a time in which DNA testing was mainly used by the criminologists and was the realm of forensic science and police investigations, but now even the fitness experts have focused their overt and covert attention towards DNA testing. Nowadays, unimaginable boundaries have been reached and genetic studies have revealed more about us then we could have imagined.  Nowadays, an advanced genetic analysis can even help tailor the best diet for you. This new turn in personalized dieting has provided to be the answer in cases where people have frustratingly tried multiple diets and consistently failed.

The prime intent here is to enable the people in streamlining their exercise programs for the best results. The question is; can genetics come in handy in shedding off the extra ounces of fat from your body? Before we approach the answer of this question, there are several facets which we need to consider. Considering the fact that nearly 70 % Americans happen to be obese – is this genetic? The answer is yes and no. There are certainly genetic links to obesity but changes in life style, income and availability of food are amongst other factors which play a huge role in this obesity epidemic. Nowadays, a very specific genetic predisposition tests for obesity from companies such as easyDNA are available to determine the chances of the tested person becoming obese by establishing whether that person has the genes known to cause obesity.

There are a number of diets and weight loss programs that might help you in losing large amounts of fat. But now as we progress in the contemporary world, there is a genetic test that is going to help in determining the best and most suited weight loss program for those who are tired of unsuccessful diets. Genetic DNA testing has surely empowered scientists with a better and an in depth understanding of the human body on a genetic level, especially in terms of weight loss.

How is the test carried out?

The test is done by swabbing the internal skin of the cheeks. Oral swabs are supplied in an at home kit which enables interested parties to collect the samples in the ease and comfort of their own home. This collected saliva sample is then sent to laboratory for analysis. There are a number of providers which can easily be found with an online search. In simple, the analysis involves getting hold of crucial information about your body and placing you in one of the 6 possible weight loss classes or categories. The categories which are used include:

ü  Low Ca High Exercise

ü  Low Ca Moderate Exercise

ü  Low Fat High Exercise

ü  Low Fat Moderate Exercise

ü  Even Balance-Carb and Fat-Moderate exercises

ü  Even Balance-Carb and Fat-High Exercise

Now from here onwards, a detailed report is prepared which explains and offers the right weight shedding program for you, keeping in view your current genetic profile analysis. All this has been made possible by the various researches and analyses that have been performed on the human DNA and linked to food and diet

Genes can reveal all possible risks related to human health. For example, DNA testing is now being used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, stuttering and much more. Moreover, the genetic codes of different people also reveal that some people are born with genes which could keep them thin or genes which are more likely to make them pile on weight. For example studies have found that the FTO gene (Fat mass and obesity-associated protein) is involved in appetite control and that people with certain variations of this gene have less control over their appetite.

For the sake of further substantiation, The Inherent Health Team performed a number of clinical trials and tests. The results of the trials show the women whose eating habits and diets were in lines to their genetic make-up lost nearly 2.5 times more weight in comparison to the women whose diets did not match their genetic makeup. But there are also some experts and scientists who are still Skeptic about the use of DNA testing for the purpose of weight loss.

Surely, the use of DNA testing for weight loss is still in its initial phases, but the results which have been seen till now are quite positive. Studies are still ongoing to fine tune our knowledge of dieting and genes. A large number of people now have their eyes set on the full fledge launch of this one of a kind weight loss program.

Author Bio

Karl M McDonald is a free lance writer specializing in the field of DNA and genetics. The author is a graduate in forensic science who has received his education in both the US and the UK. Karl has currently taken a backseat in the world of academia and dedicated himself to his two kids. He currently works as a free lance writer from home during his free time. The author normally specializes in writing about genetics and forensic science.. 

Playing Tips on MLB this season
by jaychowdhury
Jun 20, 2013 | 285 views | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

It’s still early days in the MLB season, but the fact that there is still so much of the regular season to go will not stop fans from debating which teams have a good chance of winning the American and National Leagues, or sports betting fans gambling on the possible winners. Indeed the odds were available from bookmakers well before the season even started, so eager were people to put money down on a team. So which sides are amongst the favourites for this season’s World Series, and which ones could represent a good bet?

The Detroit Tigers have moved to the top of the World Series betting odds, currently rated 8/1 for the win, while the side which sat at the top throughout most of the pre-season – the Washington Nationals – have fallen considerably in the rankings. The Nationals are still not exactly an outsider bet, but at 14/1 and in sixth place, it is still a steep drop. The Tigers will be a popular bet, despite the low odds, as they have made a good start and took the pennant last season, but just as many may favour the Giants to sweep the board again at 18/1. It should be noted though that the drop-off of the Nationals now that the season is underway shows how tough futures betting is at this early stage, and the canny punter may prefer to hold their bet and play at an online casino for the moment.

This certainly represents a viable option for anyone wanting to mix baseball and betting, as a game like the baseball themed slots game Hot Shot puts these two things together in a fast paced, thoroughly entertaining manner. Featuring all the best elements of slots games, such as cheap game play, a serious chance of winning a payout and a fine cash jackpot ($2000), it also has a serious baseball theme throughout. The reel icons are baseball caps, pitchers and catchers gloves, while the sound effects of bat on ball (when you get a winning reel) and crowd roars (when you get a reel featuring the gold trophy scatter) make it one of the most atmospheric casino online games you will find anywhere.

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How skid steers can assist you in your hard jobs
by jaychowdhury
Dec 16, 2012 | 825 views |  0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Skid steers are small tractors which are highly durable and adaptable in nature. Such work horses reduce the labor and effort required to complete difficult tasks and save time on a particular job. Among others, there are 5 basic uses of skid steers, because of which it is the most preferred tool to complete hard tasks quickly and easily.

One of the most widely uses of such tractors is shoveling the snow during winters. People generally avoid scooping the snow in a cold weather, however, with this tiny equipment you can remove the snow in no time and with much less effort compared with the traditional method. Such tractors are equipped with pusher attachments, blade and blower which make your snow moving job a piece of cake. You can easily crush the snow and get it out of your way without much effort. Thus, with this modern tool you do not have to worry about keeping your yard or driveway snow-free during winter.

If you own horses and is responsible to look after them, it is not a difficult task when you are using a skid steer. Few products can help you complete this task along with skid steers. Such products include spears, forks and buckets that are used to remove the hay and clean-up the corals in an easy way. Using the tools will help you clean all the manure of the horse without much labor and properly organize the feed and hay.

Weeds, present in your yard can be removed easily by using this equipment. Cleaning up the weed that mess up the yard has turned out to be very easy by using this modern tool. All you need to do is lower the bucket a bit and plow forward. This tool can make your yard dirt-free by raking the surface in a quick span of time.

Big construction jobs that ask for huge labor are greatly helped by using these tractors. Attachments fixed in the machine help to complete most of the construction jobs easily and thereby enhance the rate of production.

Skid steers are best for most of the hard jobs in daily life. If you want to avoid huge labor and complete your task in no time, skid steer is the tool for you. The above mentioned points will throw light on this aspect and make you understand the essence of such tractors.

Advantages of installing solar energy in your house
by jaychowdhury
Dec 14, 2012 | 993 views |  0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

If you are thinking of alternating your sources of power, you must give a thought about solar energy. Solar energy is a useful resource that uses the energy of the sun to provide electricity as well as contribute to the environmental factors.

Right from the ancient era, the power of solar energy have been tried to harness for the better and efficient use of mankind. The present approach to do so is by the use of solar panels. This radiant form of energy is increasingly being used up by people as one of the best alternatives sources of power. Const-effectiveness and reliability add to the overall credentials of solar energy. However, to get a thorough knowledge about solar energy, one must be aware of its application and various benefits.

Advantages of Solar Energy 


Homeowners using general electricity have to experience a number of uncertain situations, only because the local power supply is terminated due to some reasons. People have generally given up on them. However, with solar energy, you will not have to face such a problem. Such problems cease to exist in case of solar power. With the rising of the sun every morning, solar power can be considered very efficient and consistent. With the help of power solar panel, even in a cloudy day your house can be lighted with adequate electricity.

Ecological friendly

As compared to other power sources, Solar Energy is considered to the most environmental friendly. It is generally considered very painful and dangerous to live by or work in an area which is severely contaminated by power production plants. Not only solar energy is environmental friendly this form of energy is noise-free and operates silently. Because of this reason, it is highly preferred among the home owners since they do not have to worry for any kind of environmental risk.


Solar power system is the perfect solution and the ideal answer for your increasing monthly bills. For this purpose, an efficient solar panel with mandatory equipment is required to turn the sun light into power. It is natural and completely free and not charge or expenses are incurred on its usage.

Solar energy is the best alternative to electricity. By using it on a regular sense, you can not only contribute to the well-being of the environment but also save huge amounts of money. 

The feasibilities of green building costs
by jaychowdhury
Dec 14, 2012 | 825 views |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

The construction sector is one of the biggest users of the resources of any nation. Almost 70% of the resources of a country are used up by the construction industry along with water and various other natural assets. In order to provide critical services to building occupants, the construction sector efforts to offer its consumers their exact need, thereby releasing toxic emissions and harmful by-products. As an attempt to control the waste disposal and environmental pollution, and curb the Building costs, green building is generally encouraged among housing contractors.

According to construction experts, the building costs of environment friendly homes are less. With enhanced and improved green product innovations, construction companies have come up with newest methods to benefit their customers and reduce the building costs. Maintaining a green building has its own set of benefits. Apart from reduction in building costs and maintenance, green building can benefit people in a number of ways including:

Low maintenance costs

To incorporate green building, sustainable and durable systems should be used that promises longevity of the structure. Non-toxic along with resistant protective coating will not only make the home more green efficient, and reduce the building costs but also will enhance the thermal systems. Enhanced and improved thermal systems will contribute to better ventilation and air circulation.

Enhanced productivity

Occupants and employees who spend most of their time indoors are subjected to better and more comfortable environs. Green housing promotes to better health and augments the sense of well-beings which in turn triggers the productivity level to a great extent.

Health Benefits

Being inside a green housing facility has a number of health benefits to look up to. Any occupant residing inside such a facility experiences lesser harmful effects of toxic emissions and pollution levels. This contributes to better health of an individual. Green house that emit cleaner air can also benefit the construction workers. Due to impurity-free air, workers are not subjected to any pollution related disease which can increase the health care costs and doctors bill, and takes a toll on individual finances.

Reduced energy costs

Green building leads to natural lighting and better heat circulation inside the facility. This eventually gives rise to low gas consumption and electricity. Thus it not only promotes savings, but also encourages use or renewable power sources to minimize energy expenses.

Green building is the first step towards better and healthy living. The above mentioned points are just a short glimpse of the benefits of using green building on individual life and environment.

Fender Benders and Insurance
by jaychowdhury
Oct 15, 2012 | 1480 views |  0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

For many drivers, the dreaded fender bender has happened at least once. It’s always at the worst time, when you are running late to work or in heavy traffic. When the accident happens, usually one of the first thoughts that come to mind is car insurance and how that split second mistake is going to increase your rate. There are a few factors that impact how the insurance company will access your rate after the accident including severity, fault and driving history.

The biggest mistake people make is not reporting the accident. If the police are called or if the other driver decides to report, it becomes a matter of public record and your insurance company will find out. So, do the right thing and report it. When you file the report the company will look at the severity of the accident. Depending on the damage, this can have an effect on your rate. A cracked windshield will cost far less to replace then and entire rear bumper. The company will also take a look at your driving history. If you have had a clean record for fifteen years, they will probably take that into consideration.

They also look at your loyalty to the company and how long you have been a member. Different policies have different incentives for those who have been loyal; this is why it’s important to know your policy before you find yourself on the side of the road. Also, shop around! Some offer accident forgiveness, which allows for so many minor accidents without being penalized. The insurance companies will also consider who’s to blame. If you are responsible for the accident then expect an increase. However, if you are not to blame, you may not see an increase at all. This especially comes into play when an impaired driver is a culprit of the accident.

No one likes fender benders, but having a car comes with that risk, Fortunately nowadays you have a lot of choices out there for car insurance and can chose to work with.

Bring Your Canvas To Life-How to Decorate Your Home Beautifully!
by jaychowdhury
Oct 13, 2012 | 1779 views |  0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
When you buy a new home, endless possibilities stare back at you from the blank walls. This is your chance to bring your vision to life, but what will that vision be? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but there are some professional decorating tips that everyone can use.

Can Clutter Be Clean?

The difference between dean and clutter is...well, clutter. Just because you have 50 miniature houses (and I’m admitting nothing here!) doesn't mean they will all look good on the same shelf. You'll enjoy your figurines and knick-knacks much more when you can actually see their details. If they get lost in the crowd, it just looks dirty and they lose their charm. Keep this in mind for all the rooms and your home will have a much a cleaner look overall.

Don't Be Afraid of The Light!

Even if you like a rustic and cozy look, never block off your windows entirely. Natural light is fantastic not just for saving energy, but also for brightening your mood. If the room is done right, you'll be able to tone it down to a shaded, romantic or sleeping environment later during various times of the day. Even so, you should always have the ability to open the windows and let as much natural light in as possible.

Splashes of Color

Too Much? Obviously, your color choices will be based on your preferences and the personality of the home you’re trying to convey. However, there is a line you can cross and it turns into….just too much. Balance is required between rooms so your senses aren’t constantly being bombarded. Think of it as a mini-break from everything and balance bright colors with soft, muted choices. These will make you feel comfortable in every room of the house, and you’ll still be able to create your dream environment.

Help! (Internet Advice is Free!)

Because we’re not all professional decorators, we do need occasional advice. Before you pay anyone to come into your home and make a personal recommendation, do some searching online. You may find the answer you’re looking for in someone else’s Before & After picture. You may find a blog that specifically discusses a particular issue and gives you an idea. Either way, it’s worth checking out the mountain of free advice before hiring an actual consultant to come in. Even if you are planning to hire a professional, educating yourself first will help you feel more confident in the questions you ask and the ideas you share.

The author of this article is a contributor to Open Offer a real estate resource for Rancho Santa Fe Luxury Homes.

Cubbie Shelve- How easy to built them
by jaychowdhury
Oct 10, 2012 | 1175 views |  0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Cubbie shelves are considered to be of great significance for kids since they can be used to split the toys with the games. It helps the kids to keep their toys and games in place and prevent them from scattering it. Building such cubbie shelves is not a difficult task. Such shelves can be stacked very conveniently and can be created in various different shapes according to the convenience. Such cubbie shelves can be easily stacked with the furniture in your house. Due to the small and lightweight of the cubes, they can be moved very conveniently without much effort. The elements and supplies required to make such cubbie shelves are limited and cheap. Following is the procedure to built cubbies for kids, which helps them in keeping their toys and games safe and fully functioning.


Slice five equal squares from a plywood sheet. Make sure the squares are equal and measure no less than 1 foot by 1 foot. If you intend to create few more cubbie shelves, then you will need a 4/8 food plywood sheet. Cut 32 equal squares out of the 4/8 sheet of plywood which will create six shelves. The edges of the wood squares should be smooth and not rough. In order to do so, rub down the ends of the wood square. After rubbing the edges, put paint on the wood squares. Make sure when you apply the paint, it should be in a proper ventilated area. Apply the paint on all sides of the wood and then let the paint dry on it. Now you would require a nail gun. You need to put down one square on the surface. Make sure the surface is flat. Now put the second square on the edge of the previous square. This should make an L.

Now nail the joints with the help of a nail gun. Switch the two wood pieces in such a way that the second piece lays flat on the smooth surface. Use the third piece of wood in exactly the same manner as done previously and then they should be nailed. When done accurately, the three pieces of wood will make a proper U. Now rotate the third wood piece and it should lay on the smooth surface. Use the fourth piece of wood just like the second and third and then nail it. This would create a perfect square made of woods. Now stand the wood square up on the surface and put the fifth wood on top of it. Nail it in such a way that each nails goes down to the perimeter of the other wood pieces. When flipped, you will have a cubed wood box or you can call it the cubbie shelf for your kid.


Hence, it can be concluded that making such cubbie shelves are not difficult. They prove to be of great assistance to the kids and help them to keep their things properly in the right place. One must make sure that such cubbies should are painted or stained so that they can be used by some other part of the house when the kid is grown up.


Learn How To Personalize Your Bedroom
by jaychowdhury
Sep 25, 2012 | 1597 views |  0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Your bedroom is your private area; it is the place where you can be yourself and do whatever you want. That is the reason why you should focus on improving the interior of your bedroom and convert it the way you want. No need to consult any professional designer as I am there to help you out by sharing some of the smartest tips on personalizing your bedroom. Just keep on reading this article and get in touch with the simplest ideas.

Start with personalizing the room by removing all those items that you don’t need in your bedroom. Some items like traditional chairs and big sized sofas are of no use and it would be better to replace such furniture with something modish and classy. Have something that appeals you and make your room look better.

Choose a proper theme for your bedroom. Choose something that you can relate to and you can get any theme you want for your bedroom. There are plethoras of themes to choose from like country themes, music themes, sports themes and many more.

Next comes choosing a proper color for your bedroom. No need to stick into the tested color themes as you can try out something cheerful and bold. As colors affect our mood, it is important to pick a color that will make you happy and will never make you feel sad. For the offset wall, go for something contrasting and for experimenting purpose you can try out different types of textures that are available in the market.

If you want to make your bedroom unique, wall paintings can serve as the best option. If you want t hang paintings of your own, go for it. Place those paintings in such a place so that it lures your attention as well as those who visit your bedroom.

Make use of colorful curtains and make sure that the color of the curtains matches well with the theme of the room. Shimmery curtains are in high demand nowadays. Other options are also available out there. Lining can add disbursement to those curtains.

Fabrics play a very crucial role in enhancing the beauty of a room; no matter whether it is your bedroom or it is your drawing room. Look out for the most comfortable fabrics, something that will go well with the entire look of the bedroom.

Most importantly, you should have a relaxing and wonderful ambience in your room. This will help you feel better even if you are not well. Make sure to not place too much accessories in your bedroom because too much accessories can make your room look dull. Know more about kitchen Sinks and Faucets