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Author: mandmweb

Searching Through The Homes For Sale In Your Area

With all of the constant changes in the state of the economy, you may never find a better time to invest in property. The homes for sale in your area can be purchased for an all-time low price and if you take care of your investment, you can see a great return on that investment by the time things even out in the world. This doesn’t mean that you run out and buy the first dilapidated house you see, you should take your time and search through all of the homes for sale before you make a firm decision on which one you want to get started with. There are a few things you should keep in mind as you are looking at some of these homes. If you purchase a home that needs an extensive amount of renovations to bring it up to code and make it habitable, you may not see a good return on your investment for many years. This may be good if you plan on being in business for many long years, however it is not necessarily great if you are looking to have some sort of profit after you start renting or living in the homes. Don’t be fooled by the low asking price. Chances are, the owner is trying to get rid of the property and looking to get some kind of...

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Buying Southwest Furniture

When purchasing furniture, most people will go to their local furniture shop and see what is available. However, this can not only be expensive, but most furniture stores tend to make their products out of particle board which doesn’t last very long and rarely survives being moved once or twice. The best furniture to buy is southwest furniture. Southwest may not be your style, but companies that offer handcrafted southwest furniture will generally allow you to customize your piece. This furniture comes from Mexico, so the price is generally much lower than anything you will find at competitor’s stores and the quality is outstanding. Most pieces are made from 100% kiln dried pine, which stains beautifully. Pine is a solid wood that matures much faster than other woods, making it more affordable for manufacturers. If stained correctly, pine can sometimes imitate the look of other woods. Another popular option is reclaimed wood. Southwest furniture crafted from reclaimed wood can be a collection of type of wood to create a unique look. A typical reclaimed table would consist of an old reclaimed door top on top of a frame built from a collection of old wood. An authentic table such as this would be less than $300 versus a company who imitates a reclaimed look from particle board and charges three times that amount. Every piece of furniture is hand...

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Crime in America – The Most Dangerous Cities and States

According to the most recently compiled crime reports and analyzed statistics (based on 2008 records), the three most dangerous cities in America are not particularly surprising. New Orleans, Louisiana. There is little wonder that this city takes the number one most-dangerous spot, considering the social upheaval that ensued after Hurricane Katrina. Still in the lengthy throws of recovery, it's illegally that crime stats will drop any time soon in this devastated urban environment. Detroit, Michigan. Poverty has overwhelmed Detroit following the closure of so many auto industry plants and other related businesses that were for so long the center of the area's economy. Desperation has a way of making people turn on each other. Violent crime, especially rape, armed robbery and assaults were through the roof in '08. Gary, Indiana. Gary's drop to the number three spot is something of an accomplishment. They held the infamous number one spot for several years running. Burglary has always been high in this Indiana town, but rape statistics are especially ridiculous. I'd surmise that it would be unwince for any woman to walk down the streets of Gary without a loaded gun, a body guard, locked chastity belt and a pack of wolf hybrids. The rest of the top ten most dangerous cities are: North Charleston South Carolina, Richmond California, Birmingham Alabama, Flint Michigan, Oakland California – which has been in the...

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Shadows of The Phoenix

For years now we have been reading about the “end of days” in the different media sources. People seem to be drawn to them and fascinated by these stories of doom. What in the world could be the underlying causes of this preoccupation of death unless it triggers our senses of being present with our aliveness. The energy of mass consciousness around the world is becoming increasingly noticeable of intuition and increasingly aware that something better is about to be born in the world. The more I read these articles and stories, the more they begin to carry a kind of numinous attraction to the symbol of the Phoenix Bird. The highest symbol for rebirth and transformation across the world in all cultures. We as human beings are living in the shadows of the Phoenix symbolization at this point in our history. Within our spiritual guidelines of religious beliefs we are being ushered to a higher purpose behind our lives, behind our societies too shallow and materialistic. The era of the Phoenix entails the discovery of an entirely different dimension of life, one that operates solely on integrative thought and spiritual uniformity. Associated with various spirits and elemental beings, this new dimension of life is a sudden elevation of our individual experience. We are transcending the ordinary and witnessing the death and rebirth of nations, societies, and groups of...

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Women's Bodies Are Where We Start Real Change

Women's Bodies seem to be getting a major hit from media coverage these days. The latest I've heard is there are blogs that promote how it is cool to be anorexic. The promotion an obsession with top Hollywood star's diminishing bodies as a form of worship or adulation for fans who wish to emulate those bodies. Some of the statements from participants say if they are going to die, they prefer to die skinny. Another frightening connection between the affect of the media and advertising on anorexia is that in Fij, where women and girls have been naturally bigger for millenia, there was no anorexia until they introduced advertising! Hmmm … There's not a lot of press out there that supports how women WANT to live. Is it my imagination or even since Oprah left the daily television screen There has been an outcry for women to find ways to enjoy women who just love being women, no matter what their size? Oprah's departure has brought me to think that many of us now need to step up and claim the pride in ourselves that she inserted on; while in the same breath expressing her exasperation and pain with being a woman in her body and unable to conquer binge eating habits or those emotional ups and downs. For me, Oprah was the queen of championing that the ups...

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