Animal trap that doesn’t kill the animal

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I hate killing animals even if they are pests. I just can’t stand the site of them getting killed or having to pick up the dead bodies. Id rather do it in a safe humane way. We feed our wild birds with bird seed. They come down to us and are very tame after we set it down. We also have squirrels that live in our backyard. Sometimes the squirrels either ambush the birds while they try to eat or eat the seed before or after the birds. Its a pain worrying about the squirrels.

Fortunately there is a company that makes a animal trap that doesn’t kill the animals. We haven’t done anything about the problem, but I’m looking into this product now because I could use it to trap them and locate them somewhere outside away from our backyard to other squirrel homes nearby. I don’t want to take them out somewhere they are not used to I just want them to stay away and trapping them and moving them closeby should discourage them I think from wanting to come around.

Havahart has this type of trap for a large animal the Havahart Easy Set Large Animal Trap and another version for small animals the Havahart Easy Set Small Animal Trap . The mesh openings are smaller than on competing traps of similiar size so you don’t have to worry about the animal escaping or your bait getting stolen.

You’ll probably want to read up on their Animal Trapping Tips once you buy their product. Right now is a good time to buy from them because they are offering free shipping on orders over 70 dollars. I am so glad their is companies out there who care about animals enough to design them in a safe way for the animal and still efficiently get the job done for humans. I encourage you to check out their site and these products and some of the other products they sale.

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Stem Cells May Benefit Stroke Patients

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Cryo-Cell International, Inc. just recently discovered a major break through in stem cell research in a non controversial manner on this delicate subject. The article has just been published in a magazine and you can read 'Stem Cells and Development' article for free online. The title of the article is “Menstrual Blood Cells Display Stem Cell–Like Phenotypic Markers and Exert Neuroprotection Following Transplantation in Experimental Stroke”

New results showing that when they added menstrual blood cells to stem cells from umbilical cord blood, it expanded the number of cells that have the ability to mature into blood cells! What this basically means is that it could broaden the technique for use of cells and have a more readily supply of stem cells for transplantation. If you are familiar with the stem cell debate, stem cells come in 2 major forms, ones from fertilized eggs and some from a body part like a baby’s umbilical cord. Cryo-Cell has only used umbilical cord stem cells and now for this new research, menstrual blood. That means there is no worries about ethics or the argument of when life began because the stem cells are not fertilized eggs. These new source of cells can be used for stroke and other central nervous system disease victims.

Most people think that the only research has been shown in embryo stem cell to work, but actually umbilical stem cells are the only ones proven so far in research to help treat up to 70 diseases! Stem cell transplants have been done for 100,000 cases since 1998. Since you can only get umbilicial stem cells from birth, this new research is a way to increase the cell lines. A further summary of the article from that magazine can be read at C'elle in 'Medical News Today'

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Date night movie

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The Date Night Movie is going to be released April 9th 2010. If your looking for a romantic type chick flick with some good actors and a action filled story that you can go as a couple this is a perfect movie to go see on opening weekend.

The stars of Date Night movie are Tina Fey and Steve Carell. Ive never seen a bad movie with Steve Carell. His style is very funny and I’m sure it will be a very good movie. The story line sounds funny. I encourage you to check out the trailer below.

After watching the trailer I’m sure you will definitely want to see the movie like me. The story line plays off similiar storylines of the past in such movies as recent examples include “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” from 2005, “The Incredibles” from 2004 and “True Lies” from 1994. If you liked those movies you will like this one with a new twist on the story and funny actors Tina Fey and Steve Carell.

The New york times article did a much better analysis of the movie. If you are on the fence about the movie or want some more background I would read their article as it is very thorough. Hopefully you guys will enjoy the movie and once you have gone this opening weekend I hope you will leave a comment on this post and tell me if you enjoyed the movie or not.

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Accuweather

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When you sit down and really think about it the weather really controls your life and not the other way around? How many people go shopping or go to the beach or vacation during a storm or during the height of winter? Even when people buy cars and homes stats have shown its seasonal, which is why economist seasonally adjust their stats for times of the year for all kinds of consumer related data.

The weather has impacted my life a lot. I remember there was a big storm ready to blow through on the day of our planned wedding according to the weather forecast. It was supposed to be an outdoor wedding, so we weren’t sure what to do. We were almost ready to cancel, but as the day approached it looked like the storm was going to come in late that day. The wedding and reception was nearly over by that time it hit. Everytime I make travel plans im looking at the weather forecast outlook to find the best day in the week to go.

A good site to check out is AccuWeather . They just updated their site this year and has a lot of cool new features to help you. I encourage you to take a look. Compared to the old weather website I used to use its much better. I think you’ll find it has more features and more detailed information than the competitor weather websites.

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Playstation Move

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The playstation Move for playstation 3 was unveiled recently. The demand for this product was supposed to be high, but people want the product so badly that many stores online and offline are sold out and on backorder. This controller really immerses the gaming experience. If you are a hardcore gamer or even a casual gamer you will appreciate the difference in experience that the playstation move makes. They are launching many different genres of playstation 3 games geared for the playstation 3 and will continue to do so in the future.

I think the move would really help with my families excercise. My kids and wife tend to not like too much excercise unless they are doing something fun. This could definitely inspire them to join in on the fun and get a little active. I’m a big gamer so Id get a few move compatible games for me, and a few games for the kids and family. Id get start the party and TV superstars and Get fit with Mel for my daughters and family. Then for myself Id get Kung Fu Rider and The Shoot as Ive heard good things about them and would like to try it out with the move. One other thing Id like to mention is you can get the Playstation Move to your system for only 99 dollars if you buy their Move bundle package. I encourage you to check it out and take advantage of the special offer while it lasts.

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Summer in the Entertainment Capital of Midwest

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Branson Missouri is the entertainment capital of the midwest. Branson is home to more than fifty theaters, featuring numerous shows and productions. The summer is the best time to go to Branson. Branson Z Fest, National Kid’s Fest, Stage One National Dance Finals, Father’s Day Bass Pro Boat Show, Travis Tritt concert, and dozens of other summer events.

Branson is a very beautiful town and you will get your moneys worth learning the cooking and all the other things you can do in town. I been to Missouri a couple times to visit family when I was younger. We went to a St. Louis Cardinals game. I remember going to Branson and seeing one of the shows. There was a lot of different stuff to do in Branson. I was a bit young, so can’t recall exactly who I seen. It’s a lot more exciting than most places in the midwest to go on a vacation.

The Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel is connected above the convention center. This hotel is much taller than the Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing , so you can get a better view than the other hotel. You also are allowed pets unlike the Hilton Promenade. The Hilton Branson Convention Center hotel also has indoor and outdoor pools, 47,000 Sq. Ft. of Exhibit Space, Ballroom Accommodates 1,600, and more. Both hotels offer special holiday packages for Thanksgiving, New Years, and Christmas.

They have a roller coaster at the Silver Dollar City amusement park in Branson Missouri. Silver Dollar City has opened its new $7 million ride Tom and Huck’s RiverBlast, America’s Biggest Water Battle, a supersoaking water raft ride. They have a huge IMAX theater to watch movies on. They have a beautiful shopping downtown area with many little stores. You can take a cruise on the Branson Landing Cruises which lead up to the downtown Branson Missouri. Those are some of the other things I would go do at Branson besides checking out all the entertainment shows.


There is so many other things to do in Branson Missouri.

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Healthy Tuna

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We all have heard about the supposed mercury in high amounts in seafood and possible dangers of women during pregnancy or to watch how much they eat per week. However, there is a lot of misconceptions with this. Women SHOULD stay away from very high sources of mercury during pregnancy like; shark, mackerel, swordfish, tilefish, however some sources of seafood like healthy tuna are actually recommended.

One reason why tuna and other sources of seafood are good for you is they are high in healthy fats called omega 3’s. These fats are very important for brain function, especially for a growing baby. They also play a role in hormones, and vital body functions. Omega 3’s are very beneficial for adult women and men and you can develop a deficiency without it. One study found that women who didn’t have seafood during pregnancy had higher likelihood of depression. Omega 3’s are also very good for helping to eliminate inflammation in the body and helping to reduce the incidence of inflammatory diseases like alzheimers, diabetes, arthritis, etc.

My favorite way to eat tuna is either in a sandwich with some mayonnaise or in a delicious tuna casserole. The recipe I use adds olive oil which is rich in monunsaturated fats, and mushroom soup and both of these are very healthy for you. So eat up on your tuna frequently as it is good for you!

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Have a Italy Like Experience in Branson, MO

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Branson Missouri is having their Italian Culinary Weekend Friday, February 26th through Saturday, February 27th. Here you will learn how to cook italian food from a cooking school and enjoy delicious italian food and wines.

Branson Missouri is the entertainment capital of the midwest. Branson is home to more than fifty theaters, featuring numerous shows and productions. 2010 is going to be an exciting year. “See The World In Branson” during April and May, It will be possible to experience Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Samoan and American, and many other cultures in a single visit to Branson! Silver Dollar City opens its new $7 million ride Tom and Huck’s RiverBlast, America’s Biggest Water Battle, a supersoaking water raft ride.

Branson is a very beautiful town and you will get your moneys worth learning the cooking and all the other things you can do in town. I remember going to Branson and seeing one of the shows. There was a lot of different stuff to do in Branson. I was a bit young, so can’t recall exactly who I seen, but there were many shows and different stuff to do. It’s a lot more exciting than most places in the midwest to go on a vacation. Its like the las vegas of the midwest.

Two popular locations in beautiful downtown Branson to stay at for your vacation are the Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel and the Hilton Promenade. The convention center hotel is much taller than the Hilton Promenade, so you can get a better view than the other hotel. You also are allowed pets unlike the Promenade. The Hilton Branson Convention Center hotel also has indoor and outdoor pools, 47,000 Sq. Ft. of Exhibit Space, Ballroom Accommodates 1,600, and more. Both hotels offer special holiday packages for Thanksgiving, New Years, and Christmas, and the Italian culinary week.

Some other stuff they have in Branson Missouri is a roller coaster at the Silver Dollar City amusement park in Branson Missouri. They have a huge IMAX theater to watch movies on. They have a beautiful shopping downtown area with many little stores. You can take a cruise on the Branson Landing Cruises which lead up to the downtown Branson Missouri.

There is so many other things to do in Branson Missouri. You could easily spend 4 or 5 days just shopping, hitting the amusement park, watching all the different shows, and doing other things in the area.

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Hampton Chain of friends sweepstakes

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Right now Hampton hotels is having their own Hampton Chain of Friends Sweepstakes which is offering an ENTIRE hotel to yourself for a weekend. That means 100 of your friends can stay in their own hotel rooms for themselves. They are also giving away 100 prizes offering a weekend stay for you and your 3 friends at the hampton hotels.

To enter the sweepstakes just go to the link above and hit the enter button and just answer short questions on the form. Will only take one minute out of your time and you have a good chance of winning one of these prizes. In this economy many of us are cutting back on hotel stays so why not take advantage of Hampton giving it to us for free!

I think having a hotel getaway with friends and family would be great. It would encourage you to do something together when its all paid for. Many don’t want to do hotel getaways if it comes out of their pocket. For the 100 room prize id probably do a family reunion or high school reunion.

If I won I’d probably do the hotel stay in southern california since im from northern california. That way people could afford to come out and enjoy the weather but not have to buy an expensive plane ticket. Id probably bring my sister and her husband on the smaller prize since we don’t get to do vacation stuff that often together.

Hampton hotels are nice hotels and are part of the hilton company. I encourage you to check out the website and learn more about the sweepstakes and the hampton hotels.

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Boost mobile

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You can find more information about Boost Mobile through the link. Boost mobile is a prepaid mobile phone. A lot of people are doing prepaid phones these days because some of us don’t need a contract because we only need the phone occasionally or during emergencies. Also contract phones require credit checks.

Boost mobile has very flexible payment options. You can pay by person at participating stores, use a credit or debit card to pay by phone or online as worry free automatic payments or a one time payment. Even a friend or family member can make payments for a boost mobile member. The adding payment is called Re-Boost and you can see through the link more about it.

Boost mobile also realizes that facebook and twitter are great new tools that many enjoy on their mobile phone. You can update facebook and twitter via your boost mobile phone. I use facebook so this is a important feature for me during down times on the road.

You can see details of the Blackberry monthly unlimited plan on boost mobile for only 60 dollars a month. Another phone is the Motorola 1f which is an android phone. The unlimited plan is just 50 dollars with the Motorola 1f and many of their other smartphones, which is very reasonable compared to other networks. I really like the fact they are combining prepaid networks with smart phones. You can can quit the service anytime or easily upgrade to different options. Even activation is very easy just taking a few easy steps. I think Im going to buy a smartphone from boostmobile. I encourage you to check them out too.

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