Archive for October, 2015
Texas may be known best for its oil but agriculture is big business there. Approximately 14% of Texans work in agriculture and the industry adds about $36.4 billion to the state?s economy each year. The state has more ranches and farms than most of the rest of the country. While ranches are traditionally thought about in terms of agriculture needs, but more and more people are looking to spend their vacation on a horse ranch. To understand the new trend it is important to know the difference between a ranch and a farm. Food is grown on both and they both take up a lot of land but there are differences. Farm land is used mostly for crops and dairy cows. The cows are kept in pens and are not killed for meat but kept healthy to produce milk. Continue Reading No Comments
Is your bed comfortable? This may not be a question you ask yourself, but it’s something worth paying attention to. One way to know for sure is to see how you feel when you get up in the morning. Are you still tired? Do you feel any aches or pains that only seem to increase with time? If these have been issues for you, it may not just be you. It could be your bed. If you’re trying to gauge your bed comfort, pay attention to these three factors:
- Memory foam: Memory foam mattresses became popular a few years ago because of how they conform to one’s shape while sleeping. They are also ideal for couples because they won’t disturb one another when they change positions at night. If you’ve been using an old-fashioned spring mattress, it may be time to consider this popular alternative.
- Adjustable controls: Adjustable beds may make you think of hospital beds, but the adjustable mattresses in homes are nothing like the ones used for medical purposes. These beds come in all sizes, from twin to king size adjustable beds. In fact, king and queen beds may be equipped with dual controls, so each partner can find his or her own optimal comfort level. Adjustable memory foam beds are also popular, so you can combine the comfort of memory foam with the functionality of an adjustable bed.
- State-of-the-art features: Adjustable controls and memory foam aren’t the only features that are must-haves for bed comfort. Adjustable beds, especially, also come with additional options, like heating and massage functions. If you choose a Craftmatic® brand adjustable bed, for instance, then you can see these two options. These features can provide temporary relief from conditions such as low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, nighttime heartburn, and symptoms of gastric reflux. Additionally, the heating accessory itself may provide temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. This is in addition to the benefits of sleeping in an upright position, which may help reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.
Investing in electric adjustable beds is one of the few lifestyle changes you can make that will have a positive impact on your overall health. Here are a few areas of your health that an adjustable bed can lead to improvement: Back Health A flat bed offers no support to your spinal cord, which could be the culprit behind your back pain, or could aggravate a back injury you sustained elsewhere. Many medical professionals who treat back injuries recommend that patients sleep with their back resting at an upward incline and the foot of the bed raised so the knees are bent. This alleviates pressure on the spine while patients are in the same position throughout the night. Reduced Acid Reflux Trying to sleep can be a miserable time for a person suffering from acid reflux. When the person reclines, acid from the stomach moves to the esophagus, which causes an uncomfortable burning sensation in the chest. By using electric adjustable beds, acid reflux sufferers are able to rest with their head 6 to 8 inches above their stomach. Through the power of gravity, the amount of acid that reaches the esophagus is reduced. Improved Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a potentially life threatening condition in which the airways are blocked while a person sleeps, preventing them from breathing. The symptoms from sleep apnea can be improved with the use of adjustable bed systems, by naturally readjusting the airways and preventing obstructions such as the tongue from blocking the patient’s ability to breath. Reduction of Restless Leg Syndrome People with restless leg syndrome experience pain or discomfort in their legs when they try to sleep. Most treatments for restless leg syndrome involve medication to mask the pain or induce sleepiness in spite of it. Some patients have found that using electric adjustable beds enables them to elevate the legs into a position that they can sleep comfortably, without medication. Efficient Digestion Looking into adjustable bed options is a good way to improve your digestive health. Lying vertically after you eat inhibits your body’s ability to process food the way it should. By sleeping in an upright position, your digestive system is at the ideal angle for digesting food efficiently. Some studies link improved digestion to weight loss. Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat & massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring
Today, it is conservatively estimated that 7 out of 10 U.S. residents will need long-term eldercare after reaching 65 years of age. Nursing homes are at times looked down upon in pop culture, which is a shame considering the help quality care can provide. The cost of assisted living facilities can be high, but it is a needs-based system. Moving in with other family members may not be a feasible option for everyone, so read below to find out how to make the transition easier.
How Can You Pay for Eldercare?
Long-term care is not cheap. Many U.S. residents try to cover costs by waiting to move into an Continue Reading No Comments
Georgina Key, 71, and her brother Reverend Peter Berry, 80, bought what used to be an abandoned barn in High Offley, Staffordshire about ten years when they both retired and have lived in the renovated project for the last three. One of the first additions they made to the run-down building was adding a custom, yet traditional pergola to the backyard area. Now they’re in a fight with local council planners who are demanding they take the pergolas down, according to United Kingdoms news source DailyMail.Co.UK.
The local council has told them that the custom pergolas are “out of place,” in the rural setting they live and gave them 12 weeks to take the fixture down. The siblings on the other hand believe the
There’s a common misconception that if you can’t donate money to charity, you can’t help out. But helping families in need doesn’t always mean donating money; it can mean donating your time in a shelter or kitchen, or donating gently used items. There are so many ways that you can help. The value of charitable donations is not dependent on the form they take! Read on for three reasons you should donate in some way this year.
While total donations were $358.38 billion last year, there are many other ways to get involved with charities. Consider spending a holiday or day around a holiday with your family helpin
Moving can be an exciting new chapter in your life. But without proper planning, finding a dream home can be stressful. Worry not! Here are 3 tips that will help make finding the right home for you as easy as counting to 3.
- Find Your Must Haves When seeking out a dream home, it’s important to think about what you need and what’s purely a luxury. For example, how many people are in your household? Based on this, how many rooms do you need? Try making a list of the things you can and cannot sacrifice. Is a big backyard a must? If you have small children and a dog, it might be. But if you’re looking for space to develop a luxury pool, you might want to rethink this feature.If you want a lake property, or a home in historic towns, these are also things that may be wants instead
When purchasing furniture for your home, you likely only want the best. This means that you have many factors to look at when choosing a supplier. Amish furniture has numerous benefits to it, including cost, uniqueness, durability, etc. In addition to benefits, there are numerous types available, such as coffee tables, bowback chairs, and wall cabinets. You can be sure when you buy furniture from the Amish, that it is expertly crafted, and will last years in your home. Read on for more details on its benefits!
Those of us inexperienced with farm and ranch life might think it a bit of a detached, niche interest, maybe even just a facet of days gone by. The truth is much the opposite, however, as the sale of ranches and farmland in the U.S. remains as prominent as ever, particularly in the form of luxury cattle ranch sale and the like. In some states farms and ranches make up a good part of the central economy, proving that agricultural real estate is still a very relevant and lucrative venture. The following expands on some of the important facts of farming and ranching in U.S., particularly in Texas and California.
U.S. Ranching and Agriculture
In an increasingly fast-paced and competitive housing market, many Americans are choosing to rent instead of to buy, citing lower costs and ease in obtaining repairs to the property. Researchers report that often, renting makes much better financial sense than buying: repaying interest to a bank or other lending entity and performing structural repairs to aging properties can be avoided by renting.
The money saved when a tenant is renting an apartment can then be invested: stocks in general have a much higher return on investment (ROI) than property, expert investors report. If the property being purchased is a foreclosure or is being purchased for the price of outstanding tax