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Your fish can live long in fish bowl if you take proper care of them. Were you looking for some tips on how to care for fish in fish bowl? If yes then you are reading an absolutely right post. I have gathered a number of tips which you can follow in this regard:

  • Cleanliness is the most important factor to be taken care of so clean your fish bowl at least once a week. The method is simple. All you need to do is to pour water and fish from bowl in another container. Now use hot water to rinse the bowl. Never use soap for cleaning fish bowl. After rinsing the bowl, put substrate back in bottom of bowl.
  • After you rinse the fish bowl, don’t refill it with cold water. Use lukewarm water instead. Now use a net to take your fish out of container and place it back in bowl.
  • What about feeding of fish? Fish are needed to be fed once a day at least. For this, use recommended fish food. Don’t forget to follow the instructions given on food label. Fish food makers usually suggest two smaller feedings instead of one larger feeding. Don’t put excess food in bowl as it will spoil water and generate the need to change water.
  • Before having an additional fish in fish bowl, you should consider the size of bowl. Providing your fish with a friend or companion is a nice idea but you will have to understand that fish require enough space to live. A bowl having a size of gallon can have no more than two fish.
  • Now think about proper placement of fish bowl. Fish bowl should not be placed at an area where it has risks of falling, spilling or breaking. Place fish bowl in center of a large table or shelf. And one more thing! Never place fish bowl in direct sunlight because excessive heat can warm the water up and can kill your fish. Place your bowl at a location which receives natural light in moderate quantity.

These were some simple tips to take care of fish in their bowl. Follow these with great care and have healthy fishes in your home.

Starting a business blog is quite helpful for businesses especially smaller ones because blogs provides a chance to stay connected with customers. Are you also thinking of starting a blog for your business? Great idea! Go ahead. Don’t you know how to start a business blog? Don’t worry. I have a number of tips to start a business blog for you. Just read this post:

  • For starting a business blog, you will first need to define the main purpose of your business blog. You will have to decide whether your blog would be a marketing tool, a communication tool or would it just serve as a company website.
  • After deciding the purpose of your business blog, coordinate with your web designer in order to host a blog. If you will feature a blog on your website, your customers will find it easy to access you as they will not need to memorize a different website address.
  • Before writing for your business blog, consider about whom you are and what your business is.  Your blog does not need to be a blog related to your business only and it should never seem to be an advertisement. You will need giving a voice to your blog by setting a unique tone for your posts. If you are providing products or services to customers, use casual way of communication. If you are a supplier providing goods to other businesses, you should consider adopting an authoritative and respected tone.
  • Now you will find a writer because in your busy schedule, you may not find time for weekly postings. For this purpose, I will suggest you hiring a freelance writer having enough experience and skills. If you don’t want to hire a writer, you can give this responsibility to any of your team members who has good writing skills.
  • Make postings on your business blog regularly so that readers visit your blog on regular basis. You may either make a posting on weekly or daily basis but important thing is that you must be very consistent.
  • Customers will definitely leave comments on what you write. You will receive mixed comments including both positive and negative. Monitor your comments regularly to improve your blog. Respond to comments by customers and delete the spam.
  • Your customers should know that you are launching a business blog. Make them aware of this fact via email or you can also announce it on your website. Promote your blog by adopting different ways. For example, you may offer free services to a customer who leaves the best comment.

These were some simple but really useful tips which you should keep in mind while starting a blog for your business.

Summer season is going on and you must be enjoying it. Long days of summer are mostly enjoyed with open windows so that fresh air may come in the house. But open windows also invite flies. Seeing flies flying here and there in your house is just like a nightmare. Closing doors and windows is not a solution to this problem. Here are some tips and tricks to keep flies away from indoors:

  • Try to keep your house as clean as possible. Don’t let your kids throw garbage and litter in yard. Instead of it, use a trash bin with a lid to dispose off waste. Indoor trash should also be bagged up and thrown regularly. Flies actually feast on garbage and rotten foods so to keep them away, it is necessary to keep them starved. Always keep food items in containers and refrigerator.
  • Opening windows become necessary in summer so that excessive heat in house may leave. Open windows but make sure that you have screens or curtains on windows. Check screens to ensure that they have been fit properly. Do not open doors for longer period of time.
  • There are some fragrances which flies do not like at all so use those fragrances for your advantage to keep flies away. For this, you can place crushed mint sachets or bay leaves in windows and doorways. These will stop flies from entering in. Lavender can also be used for the same purpose as it has strong smell.
  • You can use some other tricks to keep flies out of house. The best trick is the water method. Take a clear plastic bag, fill it with water and hang it over doorway or window. Light will refract through this water bag creating a large reflection of fly. When fly will see a huge creature in its way, it will change its way and will never try to enter. Isn’t it great??????
  • To make above method more effective, you can also put pennies in water bag. Flies will consider water bag and pennies as a spider and its web. Being scared, they will not enter your house.
  • You can also put a pot of sweet basil near windows as it is a natural fly repellent. It is used in cooking also so it is not hard to get this.
  • Moreover don’t let standing water stay near doorways as it attracts flies. Make sure to switch off unnecessary lights because light also works as an attractor of flies.

This was a complete description of some tricks which you can use to keep flies away. Follow these and enjoy this season to its fullest.

Tips to Avoid Sunburn

Sunlight is beneficial for health but excessive exposure to sunlight can cause sunburn. Sunburn not only harms you in summertime but it can also affect you at any time of year. Sunburn becomes a cause of many problems like pain, redness and irritation. Frequent sunburn can lead to serious problems like aging of skin and skin cancer. But it can be prevented by taking some simple precautionary measures. Some simple steps are listed below. Following these easy tips will prevent you and your family from severe sunburn.

Use of Sunscreens

Before going into the direct sunlight, always protect your skin by applying some sunscreen lotion. It is recommended that a sun block with a PF of 15 or greater must be used. Always remember to apply sunscreen lotion half an hour before going into direct sunlight.

Sitting in Shady Areas

If you want to sit outside to enjoy warmth of sun, try to choose some shady area where direct sunlight can’t harm your skin.

Use of Sunglasses

To protect your eyes from sunlight, you can use a good pair of sunglasses. It will help you to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of sun.

Proper Dressing

If you are required to stay in sun for a reasonable length of time, make sure that you are dressed properly. Apart from the sunscreens, your clothes can be proved to be very successful in blocking sunlight. To keep your facial skin protected from sunlight, use hats as they are better than wearing sunglasses.

Self-Control

If you are feeling a little bit cold, you can wear warm clothes instead of sitting in sunlight. You will have to practice self-control if you want to avoid sunburn as it is always said that prevention is better than cure.

I hope that the above mentioned tips would be helpful to prevent sunburn but in spite of following these tips, if you still suffer form sunburn then moisturize your skin as much as possible. It will help to prevent harms like untimely wrinkling.

Acne is a problem that is faced by most of the people especially youngsters. Ladies are more conscious about their beauty than men and they undergo a lot of treatments to get rid of acne. Pimples and acne are removed from the skin as a result of these treatments but they leave scars and spots behind them. If you are also suffering from the same problem then you should use some tips and remedies. Here I will give you a list of some home remedies which you can follow to get rid of acne scars:

  • Make a mask of apple and honey and apply it on your face to get rid of acne scars. Don’t you know the method of making the mask? Well!!!!!! I will tell you. After making a fine paste of apple, put four to six drops of honey into that paste and apply this paste on your skin. Rinse it off after fifteen minutes. This paste is quite beneficial as it will not only close your pores but also lighten your complexion and your skin will start looking more glowing than ever before.
  • Acne scars can also be removed with the use of baking soda even in some chemical treatments for acne scars, baking soda is said to be used. If you are also interested in using baking soda for treatment of acne scars then mix baking soda with some drops of water and make a paste. Apply this paste over skin and scrub this paste over scars for one to two minutes. After that, rinse it off.
  • Cucumber juice is also very effective for treatment of acne scars. It is a natural beauty gift for a perfectly glowing skin. Apply cucumber juice daily as it will close your skin pores. It will lighten skin tone and give you a fresh and beautiful look.
  • A paste of honey and milk is also recommended for treating acne scars. So make a paste of honey and milk and apply it over your skin twice a day. You will feel after sometime that acne scars have started fading.
  • Lemon juice is highly suggested for getting rid of dark acne scars as it lightens the spots. Take a cotton ball and pour some drops of lemon on it. Rub your face with this cotton ball and make a habit to do this daily to get a glowing and clear skin.
  • Vitamin C plays an important role in getting clear and vibrant skin. The best sources from which you can get Vitamin C are fruits so try to eat as many fruits as you can because besides making your skin healthy, they will also keep you fit.
  • You can also use tomato face mask to get rid of acne scars. Take a tomato and make two slices of it. Rub your skin with one of the tomato halves. It lightens the acne scars and increase skin elasticity. Wash your face after rubbing for 20 minutes.
  • Egg whites are also good for this purpose. Massage egg white on your face with a cotton ball. Egg whites make scars invisible as they have powerful healing qualities.

Follow these simple and easy home remedies for getting rid of acne scars. All the things mentioned above are available at home at all times so you don’t need to go anywhere to get these things.

All of us crave for a flawless glowing skin. For this, we use different beauty products. But nature has gifted and blessed us with some foods which really help us in this regard. The foods which I am going to list below are not only good for health but also prove very beneficial to achieve flawless and glowing skin. So take these foods regularly to get perfect skin and unblemished skin.

Carrots

Carrots are really good for skin as they are rich in Vitamin A and Beta Cartene. Carrots will render you with a skin that is extra glowing and at the same time, carrots help prevent wrinkles and pimples. So say good bye to junk foods and take as many carrots as you can.

Blueberries

Blueberries are a great source of Vitamin A and C as well as they contains antioxidants. Blueberries work as a magic for glowing skin and are helpful to prevent skin cancer. They also prevent us from heart diseases so they are not only beneficial for skin but also for overall health.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes contain antioxidant named lycopene which helps preventing skin cancer. Besides eating tomatoes, you can also apply them on your face as a mask. If you have oily skin, mash some tomatoes and apply their paste on your face.

Yogurt

Yogurt contains proteins which are not only good to achieve flawless glowing skin but also very useful for healthy nails. You can use yogurt as a facial mask for your skin. Moreover, yogurt is also beneficial for treatment of brittle hair.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a major source of Vitamin E and Vitamin C. Foods which are rich in these vitamins produce antioxidants which are good for skin.

Mushrooms

Mushrooms contain Vitamin D and at the same time, they have anti inflammatory properties. This property keeps the skin strong and youthful.

Apples

Apples have beneficial fibers and antioxidants. Antioxidants prevent cell destruction so are good for your skin. If you have acne problem, you should take at least 3 to 4 apples a day.

Grapes

Grapes have beauty-boosting properties as they contain polyphenols and antioxidants. They can struggle against aging effects due to effluence and sunbeams.

This was a list of some foods which can give you glowing skin. Include these foods in your daily routine and have faultless skin.

Are you thinking of designing a spa room in your home? If yes then you must know the fact that spa rooms should be designed in a location which has lot of natural light and fresh air as well as open space. If you don’t have an extra room in your home for making a spa, you can even turn your bathroom in a spa room by designing it with necessary accessories and equipment. Are you wondering how to do this? Just read the instructions given below:

Clean the Space: Spas are expected to be calm and peaceful so clear the space where you want to set up a spa. Remove clutter and bulky furniture and clean all surfaces. But don’t clean marble surfaces as there is a different method to make them clean. Take one part white vinegar and one part warm water and use this solution to clean surfaces made of marble.

Adding Architectural Features: Now consider about collecting some architectural accessories and elements to give a serene feel to spa room. To decorate a spa room with rustic and country features is a great idea indeed. For example, you can have bare wooden ceiling beams in your spa room.

Paint for Spa Room: Choose a soothing color for your spa. Suggested colors are cream, blue, light yellow and sage green. Give your spa room a semi-gloss finish as it proves to be the best for humid conditions. If you have wooden or stone walls, then go for a decorated varnish so that they can be protected against moisture.

Spa Equipment: Furnish your spa with necessary equipment. You can do by fixing an ordinary soaking tub or shower head of waterfall style. But if you want to be little more luxurious and lush then you can get a steam shower, a massage table and Jacuzzi tub.

Spa-Themed Accessories: Last but not the least; purchase some spa themed accessories like organic towels, candles. Along with candles, you can also use wall scones and pendant lamps for providing sufficient light. Also fix a shelf in spa room so that you can place jars, moisturizers’ bottles, masks, oils and conditioners.

I hope that these tips and ideas will prove enough for you to design a spa room. Follow these and make your spa room source of envy for all those who visit your house.

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