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Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes

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Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. Since you are still sleepy from a good night’s rest, it is only right that you should know some quick and easy recipes that you can come up with in a few minutes.

If your kids love milk, then offer them something by combining milk with some cereals and fruit. To do that, you pour cornflakes from the box and into the bowl. Add milk and then slice into small pieces a banana or some strawberries and then serve.

For adults, you can substitute cereal with oatmeal which is quite healthy since it has been proven to lower your cholesterol. You can add with your bowl of oatmeal some fruits as well which are also good for you.

You can’t have cereal or oatmeal everyday so why don’t you try something else like an omelet. There are different ways to make it and the simplest one is to cook 2 eggs and add margarine into a frying pan. You can add flavor to it by also putting in some sliced mushrooms, onion and sliced sausages.

Once the omelet begins to set, use a spatula to push the edges of the egg mixture in. Keep doing this until you can flip one side of the omelet over the other one and then serve on a plate.

Do you want some bread for breakfast? Well you can by making blueberry French toast. To do that, you will need some eggs, milk, cream cheese, blueberries, vanilla and cinnamon.

Using a blender, beat together the milk, cream cheese, and blueberries until smooth then set aside. Using a medium mixing bowl, beat the eggs then add vanilla, and cinnamon. When you are done, add the blueberry mixture.

The last thing to do before serving is to dip the bread in the batter, and fry in a pan or griddle until slightly browned.

Another all time favorite is the waffle and if you want to add some spice to it, don’t just make any and go for the German waffle.

The ingredients for the German waffle include half a cup of butter, some sugar, egg yolk, milk, flour, baking powder, salt and gratings of lemon.

Now cream the butter and add the sugar until this turns into a cream then add the egg yolks and beat thoroughly. Next, sift the flour, salt, and baking powder together and add this to the creamed mixture alternating with the milk. Add the lemon peel and blend thoroughly then cook using a hot waffle iron and serve.

Pancakes anyone? Well try out the French Jelly Pancake. If you know how to make pancakes, we can already skip forward and move on to the best part which is adding the jelly. You have to do this while it is still hot and spread this evenly to keep it from spreading.

Next, dredge this with sugar and to make it look attractive, burn some lines around it using your toaster before serving.

Breakfast is important and fortunately, there are a lot of great quick and easy recipes that you can serve when you get up in the morning. As refreshments, always serve it with a cup of coffee or tea for the grownups and milk or juice for the kids.

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Alcohol Can Ruin Muscle Gain

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You heard it right. Alcohol is one of the major reasons for wasting your most beloved physique and muscles that you have taken care of for years. Alcohol is considered as one of the most significant causes to lose your muscle’s nice features. Despite of what health experts are trying to imply about the negative effects of alcohol, others are still on the verge of tiring themselves with it. Drinking alcohol will definitely ruin muscle gain.

Alcohol is considered as one of the most influential drinks ever invented. Not that it tastes funny but also this drink can now be considered as a drug because of its addictive effects which can affect your life including your family, friends and work. If you really want to maintain your six packs (abs not beer) and your mass, you have to be conscious about drinking alcohol because it can cause deterioration of your years of fruitful labor.  What are the effects of alcohol in your body?

1. Increases estrogen and decreases testosterone levels.
If you wanted to increase your muscles, then you have to maintain or increase the levels of testosterone inside your body because it is that hormone that can gear to building your muscles. It will be a loss on your part, as men, if you allowed estrogen to overcome your testosterone levels because that can also cause secondary female characteristics.

2. Affects protein synthesis, big time!
You know that protein is one of the most important nutrients that your body needs in order to gain those additional mass. When you hinder protein synthesis because of too much alcoholism, you tend to hinder for protein to be distributed all throughout your body. Protein synthesis will be slowed down for about 20% the normal status.

3. Strips the body of minerals and vitamins.
Alcohol has a diuretic effect on the body which promotes increase excretion of minerals and vitamins inside the body. When too much alcohol is consumed, it tends to strip off some of the important elements that our body needs namely Vitamin A, B complex, C, calcium, phosphorus and zinc. These elements are drained in rapid manner which can cause comprise to our body’s balance. In order to function properly, one must maintain the sufficient amount of minerals and vitamins inside the body that definitely involves supporting muscle growth.

4. Dehydration can and will occur.
Haven’t you noticed that every time you drink alcohol, you tend to ask for cold water or soda just to get rid of your thirst? This is because, as what is already said, that alcohol is fast-acting diuretic that can increase your body’s ability to dispose water. No doubt about it, every time you visit the John, the essential vitamins and minerals in your body are lost in your urine. If this continues to happen, the water in your body can’t sustain the necessity because of the increase excretion and muscle demand. And muscles are composed of about 60-70% water!

4. Increases storage of fats
Drinkers are known to possess large bellies. That’s because alcohol can trigger deposition of fats inside our bodies. Alcohol contains about 7 calories every gram which is the main reason why alcohol can make people fat in an unnatural way.

You have to take care of how you manage drinking most especially if you are maintaining an ideal body weight and size. A few drinks occasionally aren’t bad as long as you can handle the effects. Otherwise your muscle gaining goals can be totally affected in a very negative way.

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Scams to Avoid Working At Home

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There are millions of people who want to earn a nice income with minimum effort from the comfort of their home. With the advent of internet, home based job and business opportunities are increasing day by day. Though there are thousands of legitimate companies that offer real work at home jobs to people, there are chances of scammers.

Since working at home is attractive, false job offers are prevalent on the net. Some common work at home scams are noticeable, like envelope.

Work at home scams take many forms. Most of the companies do not guarantee regular salaried employment for the home based workers. They do not mention how many hours you would need to work without pay. Some others require you to spend money on instructions before getting the job. Some companies require paid training. Therefore work at home scams cost victims thousands of dollars and also valuable time.

In order to avoid being a victim of work at home scammers, you need to scrutinize the company before accepting any job. In fact legitimate companies provide all the information in writing. Here are some tips to avoid work at home scams:

1. If you need to provide personal information, avoid giving it to an unknown person or company. Provide personal information only to the company that you confirm is legitimate.

2. You can check the company by typing the name of the company in the search box of Better business Bureau. If there is any complaint about that company, avoid contact with it.

3. There is no easy road to wealth. Any job requires some effort to earn better income. Therefore beware of companies that promise to make you rich overnight, there is no such thing.

Reshipping fraud is becoming a common work at home scam. This type of job, the home based worker needs to receive, repack and then mail the merchandise to a foreign address. They are promised a substantial amount of money. But the worker may not know that the merchandise was paid for with stolen credit cards.

The home based worker would therefore become a part of receiving and mailing of stolen goods without their knowledge. The worker receives the merchandize, repackages with their own funds and told it will be repaid at time of pay day, it gets worst!

They are then told, their pay will be via cashier’s check, but oddly it’s for more then owed. The worker is told to deposit the check and send the difference to the employer’s overseas bank account. Eventually, the cashier’s check bounces and owe their bank the amount of the whole check.

If you want to select a legitimate work at home job, then do not accept any job offer that promises to provide high income for a part time job. Some companies would promise you get rich quick schemes. Remember only hard work and dedication can help you earn a good income from home.

If you are asked to pay for start up kits, then do not send money to such companies. Legitimate companies do not charge anything to hire you. If you are not sure about the legitimacy of a company, then ask for references.

If the company is not willing to provide references, then beware!

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Patriotic Guided Tours of our US Capital

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It’s exciting to know that, on a nearly year-round basis, you can take your family on a guided tour of Washington, DC, our
US Capital and a fascinating city to visit. This is a good city for families to visit as it teaches children how our
government works and there are dozens of interesting things to see and do.

Guided tours of Washington DC can be walking tours, driving tours or a combination of both. In many cases, because traffic
can be difficult around the capital, it pays to spend most of your time on a guided walking tour. As you may know, most
aspects of central Washington DC are centered on a large rectangular “mall” with places to visit throughout. Pick a spot
and follow through from there.

Perhaps you’ll want to start out at our nation’s capital building. It’s a busy place where you may be able to view the
places where the Senate and the House of Representatives meet and make our laws. Most guided tours will show you specific
points of interest, including interesting architecture, paintings and statues.

The Smithsonian Institute lies in several buildings on either side of the capital building. On guided tours of these areas,
you may wish to pick the buildings and areas you think you and your family will like the most. Perhaps you will choose the
Air and Space Museum. You’ll see old rockets, space suits, famous airplanes and even a planetarium show. Kids love this
museum and adults get a chance to be kids for a change.

The Holocaust Museum is tucked away along the south side of the mall and it’s not as easy to see; however, many guided tours of the area will show you the way. This museum is a must-see event that will teach you and your children a great deal about what so many people suffered through.
As you walk along the mall, the large obelisk, the Washington Monument looms as the center point in the mall. Guided tours
of Washington DC often stop here. To the South, you’ll see the Jefferson Memorial and, to the North, you’ll see the White
House. While the lines may be long, you can often get in to see a guided tour of the inside of the White House.

Further down on the mall are the Vietnam Memorial Wall, a striking design that moves nearly every one who sees it. Guided
tours of the area will also take you to the newer memorial to World War II veterans. If you come at the right time of the
year, usually in early to mid-spring, you can see the cherry blossoms in full bloom along both sides of a rectangular,
shallow reflecting pool. In wintertime, however, the pool is drained.

None of the guided tours of Washington DC will let you miss the Lincoln Memorial with its famous statue of the seated
Abraham Lincoln. From the top of its steps, you can see the entire mall in all its glory.

If you’re on one of the guided tours of Washington DC that has a driving component, they’ll probably take you to see
Arlington Cemetery, where many famous people have been buried. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, also called the Tomb of
the Unknowns. As a way to finish the trip, drive by the massive Pentagon to see how huge it is how many people work there.

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Making a Career Out of Artifacts

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You spend your childhood entranced by dinosaur bones and everything that was prehistoric and died several million years ago. You gazed longingly at the collections of dinosaur bones in your favorite museum and begged your parents for your very own ancient arrow head when you visited ancient Native American burial grounds.

Now that you are grown up, it is easy to understand your chosen career path when you think of your childhood days. You went to school for many years and now you are an archeologist who spends his days digging up ancient artifacts and bones in some of the most remote locations of the world.

To sum it up, you help the world piece the history together. There are so many things we have learned from archeology expeditions that help us shape what we believe the world was millions of years ago. All thanks to the work of dedicated professionals who devote their lives to studying the past. Their study of the past helps us create a better future.

Man would not have known about dinosaurs had it not been for archeologists who dug up the artifacts of that period including the bones to show what they looked like millions of years ago. Also, if it was not for archeologists on their constant quests for artifacts, we never would have learned about the lives of the Ancient Egyptians and the people who died in Pompeii.

Archeologists are vital to the future of our world, but do not receive the proper amount of credit. They have been instrumental in the formation of the United States as well. They helped piece together the history of the Native Americans and helped find Native American artifacts like weaponry that help explain where some of our current weapons originated from.

Just imagine what we would not know if archeologists did not spend their time researching and creating our history. We would be a world who thinks it started after Christopher Columbus sailed to America. Well, maybe not. But out world history view would definitely be limited.

So, you may not know an actual archeologist personally, but than them each time you visit a museum, watch a historical documentary or learn something about the history of the United States. They were the ones who helped do the research and find out the truth behind the mysteries in life.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in artifact searching, find a college that offers a good program in archeology. There are several across the country that will help you learn about the past and learn the tools to becoming one yourself. These programs can be quite demanding and you must be able to handle the dangers and challenges that come along with this sort of career to be successful.

Imagine walking across the desert and finding ancient scribes that were written millions of years ago. That dream could definitely be a reality if you pursue a career in artifact finding and archeology. 

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Anti Virus Is Very Important

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What happens is that these emails are part of phishing schemes. Phishing generally means that someone sends you fake or bogus emails with bad links in them. These links invite you to click on their bogus sites (i.e. not government sites at all) and submit some of your personal (confidential) information: maybe your complete name, social security number, etc. Some emails even have spyware attachments on them.

Identity thieves, or thieves who focus on identity theft issues, send out thousands of fake emails almost on a regular basis any more, saying they’re representing government entities. So heads up if you receive emails saying they’re from the Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission, Internal Revenue Service or other government agency or department. Spyware is computer software that is installed stealthily on a personal computer to intercept or take partial control over the user’s interaction with the computer, without the user’s knowledge or consent.

These emails may be trying to trick you.One government department alone, the Treasury Department, reported* receiving over 23,000 complaints about IRS-related phishing schemes since November 2005. Most involve hoax emails telling recipients that they have a pending tax refund and are under investigation. Do not click on links inside emails from government agencies.

Government agencies rarely communicate via email, and if they do, it’s in response to something you initiated most often. They communicate via postal mail.Windows posts updates regularly, especially security patches. Make sure you download these or at least check monthly for updates. Mark your Outlook or other calendar and check regularly. So arm yourself: your computer and email for identity theft protection. Better
safe then sorry!

Most agencies are list on the web nowadays with contact information readily available.  If you receive communications that you are unsure of, call the agency first to see if the emails are legitimate. Do not click on or save attachments that come with government emails. Delete these files. Unfortunately, sometimes even the best security isn’t good enough. Computers are expensive, and it makes sense to protect your investment from anything that could harm it.

Or maybe your computer just decided to crash one day. Back on Track was created with situations like these in mind, to help repair the damage that has been done to your PC.I really can’t rave enough about Back on Track. You don’t even need a Boot Disk for it to work, so there’s nothing to forget to make or to lose. If you have a computer that has information on it you’d rather not lose, I highly recommend Back on Track. From doctoral dissertations to Snood high scores, Back on Track has you covered.

They will reach your system by exploiting security holes or are packaged with user-installed software, such as Limewire. Spyware is often hidden alongside other programs, and you may unknowingly install spyware when you download a program from the Internet or install software from disks.

The scariest part of being attacked is the privacy impliciatoi virus spyware can also gather information about e-mail addresses and even passwords and credit card numbers.

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Continuing Education and Languages, Learn in your Spare Time!

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You are taking the plunge and are planning the trip of a lifetime across South America. You plan to visit each country for an extended period of time and see the sights and sounds like that of a local. One problem. And it is a big one: you cannot
speak Spanish and know you will need to know at least a little bit before you go.

Thankfully, you still have several months before your trip starts, so you can try to learn some Spanish before heading on your trip. However, you are not sure how to go about learning the language. You see the advertisements on televisions for
the books and CD-ROM sets that claim to teach you the language in just a few days. You are more than skeptical.

Instead, you decide that taking a course with a native speaker would probably be the best bet. But where can you find these types of courses without enrolling in an actual Spanish language degree program? You are most likely to find programs like
this for people just like you in continuing education programs.

Continuing education programs that have language courses are more tailored to the adult learner who wants to learn the practical part of the language. The people who take these classes are more than likely using it for business purposes or
for recreational purposes. They need to know the phrases and need to practice conversation. Continuing education classes like this are great for that.

How can you find continuing education courses where you can learn all the important parts of the language in the shortest amount of time? Well, most colleges and universities offer language courses for adult learners that do not involve enrolling
in a degree program. To find out more about these types of courses, call your local college and university and speak to an enrollment specialist about the registration process, the class times and what you can expect to learn in the class.

Most times, these classes are led by native speakers who can provide the much needed practice to perfect your accent and comprehension of the language. These courses are usually offered in a beginner, intermediate and advanced level that allows
people to learn at their own pace. Students can also retake courses if they choose to perfect something they did not feel like they mastered previously.

Some colleges and universities also offer courses in other languages like Arabic, French, Italian and German, mostly depending on what part of the country you live in and your interests. Arabic language courses have increased in popularity in the years since 9/11 and will most likely continue to rise in popularity as refugees continue to come to this country.

On the flip side, continuing education courses are also offered to non-English speakers who have recently come to this country. These immigrants want to learn the language and continuing education courses like this provide the best format for them to do so.

So say “hola” to continuing education and learn enough Spanish to spend your vacation like a local.