Christmas Gift Ideas For Men In 2015

Christmas is all about sharing and the best part while giving the gifts is that we get something in return. You may expect certain type of gifts from anyone. However, this article talks about various kinds of gifts men would love to get from their near and dear ones. This list is about the things that they would secretly like. You may purchase these gifts online for your loved ones.

Let us look at the list of things you can give your male friends, husband, son or any other guy this Christmas.

• Beer Soaps and Shampoos: Men will be men and let them groom themselves with the basic toiletry assortment of soaps and shampoos with beer as the key ingredient. Beer has some great aspects that make the hair shine and the skin glow. This might be a possibility that they take bathing as a sport. Jokes apart, it surely brings out the love and appreciation for you.

• Speakers: One of men’s favorite choices is a stylish branded set of speakers. Christmas might surely be the right time to gift it to your son or friends, speakers come in handy and are useful to the entire family as well. All the techno-savvy guys will adore you for a lifetime with such a fancy and useful gift.

• Canvas with Quotes: Some intellectual guys or men with a flair for art would be honored to get quotes on a canvas. A beautiful verse or some quotations on life would imprint a long time effect on the person’s mind. Handicraft bought from somewhere or made by your hands, anything would be great to the person.

• Beer Bottle Holder: If your man is fond of these kinds of items; a beer bottle holder makes to be the perfect gift that he can adore as well as can be used often by him. He will surely remember you every time he reaches out to the holder and appreciate your idea.

• Men’s Underwear: This is strictly for your partner- be it husband or boyfriend. In order to make the festive season merrier; men’s underwear is one of the most exclusive and novelty gift items that you can gift to your man. It can either get the things working or at least give him a reason to appreciate your kind gesture of getting something that he needs every day. There are a plethora of styles available from the basic men’s briefs to something kinky like men’s thong underwear or g-string and even jockstraps. This will surely add spice to your intimate life.

• Portable Power Bank: With all the smart phones and crazy apps, every person worldwide is addicted to switch boards and chargers. Hence, it will be a wise decision to gift any male friend or even your son with a portable power bank that comes handy in keeping him connected to the others any time of the day. Christmas is the right occasion to share gifts that are useful and will make your loved ones appreciate your hard work in selecting them.

• Shoes: Some men are fetish about the kind of footwear they wear. This will be a great time to make them smile even more with a new pair of boots or their favorite style of shoes. There are a huge number of styles available in the market from loafers, boots, and formal shoes to sneakers and brogues. You can just buy the one that they like the most.

These are some of the many things that you can gift your near and dear ones (males) on the occasion of Christmas. Let the festivities begin by shopping online and saving more to spread the joy even more.

J Is For Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a Louisiana Creole dish of Spanish and French influence. It is not only a fun word to say but is delicious too. Most jambalaya recipes call for either a fish and a protein or two proteins like sausage and chicken. However you make it, it is a real comfort food.

Most of the jambalaya recipes I reviewed not only have a variety of spices but also have ordinary ingredients like peppers, rice, onions, celery, and tomatoes. Look at the different pieces or “ingredients” of your life – pack kids’ school lunches, make beds, prepare reports, go to meetings, feed the dog, and mow the lawn. So why blog about jambalaya? The reason is that no matter how you make it, the dish comes out spicy and who does not want to spice up their life? How about adding spice to your “ingredients in your life?” One idea is to jazz up the kids’ lunches by cutting their sandwiches in different shapes or adding a unique un-lunch like item. You could also include a note or put a small treat like stickers in their lunch boxes.

At work, hold a walking meeting or hire a masseuse that does chair massages for your team. You can also bring in goodies like bagels or an Edible Arrangement. During some of your meetings that you run, don’t speak at all. Tell your team that you are there to observe only and see the different ways they conduct themselves. When you do lead the meeting, use different types of visuals instead of the same old PowerPoint presentations. Start the session by asking them what super hero they would be and why. It gets people to open up about themselves and everyone gets a good laugh.

Even chores can be spiced up. No one said you can’t dance while you dust or mow the lawn. Walking the dog with a friend cannot only be fun but healthy for both of you. For me, I am not a fan of unloading the dishwasher so sometimes when I have food cooking in the microwave, I try to see if I can get all the dishes put away before the buzzer goes off. Luckily I have not broken a plate yet.

Making a bed is also a mundane task. I always think of the Sound of Music when Julie Andrews lifts the sheet up during the rainstorm when all the children were scared. I admit I am the worst singer but who cares? “These are a Few of My Favorite Things” still is lively regardless of my voice and it makes the chore more bearable. My children may not like it and my cats may howl, but once the bed is made I stop.

Conducting a job search or writing a report are also things we dread doing. Try to “spice” them up by being more creative. Post a funny saying or cartoon at your desk to remind yourself that this will pass and you just need to plow through it. Also make sure you attach rewards to various tasks. Knowing you are going to have a delicious dish of jambalaya with a glass of wine, salad, and dessert when you are done is a great reward and it will keep you focused and on track!

Cajun Jambalaya

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Total Time: 50 min

Prep: 15 min

Cook: 35 min

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

12 medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped

4 ounces chicken, diced

1 tablespoon Creole seasoning, recipe follows

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper

1/4 cup chopped celery

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

3 bay leaves

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon hot sauce

3/4 cup rice

3 cups chicken stock

5 ounces Andouille sausage, sliced

Salt and pepper

Emeril’s ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon dried thyme

Directions

In a bowl combine shrimp, chicken and Creole seasoning, and work in seasoning well. In a large saucepan heat oil over high heat with onion, pepper and celery, 3 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes, bay leaves, Worcestershire and hot sauces. Stir in rice and slowly add broth. Reduce heat to medium and cook until rice absorbs liquid and becomes tender, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. When rice is just tender add shrimp and chicken mixture and sausage. Cook until meat is done, about 10 minutes more. Season to taste with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning.

Free Classic Movies: Suddenly, DOA And Thirteenth Guest

[N.B.: All of the following movies are public domain movies – available online and free to watch.]

Suddenly (1954)

Tod Shaw (Sterling Hayden), the sheriff in the small town of Suddenly, has fallen in love with the beautiful widow Ellen Benson (Nancy Gates). Ellen lives with his only son Pidge (Kim Charney) and father-in-law Peter (James Gleason). Her husband was shot to death in Korea during World War Two. Tod Shaw hears that the U.S. president himself will be stopping by their small town for a visit. In the meantime, John Baron (Frank Sinatra), a psychopathic sniper, arrives in town with his two assistants. John is involved with a plot to assassinate the US president. He takes over Ellen’s house and holds the Benson family hostage. Thus it becomes a rush against time to stop the three hired hit men and save the president.

Main casts are Frank Sinatra, James Gleason, Kim Charney, Nancy Gates and Sterling Hayden. This film is also known as “Der Attentäter”.

More Info:

Director: Lewis Allen

Country: USA

Total Runtime: 1 hr 15 min

Filming Location: Santa Clarita, California, USA

D.O.A. (1950)

California accountant Frank Bigelow (played by Edmond OBrien) goes to Los Angeles police station and tells them that he has been murdered. What actually happened is that he was poisoned by someone. Doctors have already informed him that he is living on borrowed time.

Someone switched his drink and gave him a fatal dose of luminous toxin while he was hanging out at a bar, The Fisherman. Frank is bewildered, furious, tired and sick. Yet he makes up his mind and strides off to find his killer.

Main casts of the film – Edmond OBrien, Beverly Garland, Luther Adler, Lynn Baggett and Pamela Britton. This film is also known as “Dead On Arrival”.

More Info:

Director: Rudolph Maté

Country: USA

Total Runtime: 1 hr 23 min

Filming Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Thirteenth Guest (1932)

Young and lovely Marie Morgan (played by Ginger Rogers) is the daughter of a wealthy millionaire. Her father was killed by a mysterious person walking in the house during a dinner party. The Morgans then abandoned the house. On her twenty-first birthday Marie arrives at her family manor in order to get her inheritance. But she finds out that someone hired a woman to impersonate her. The family lawyer is later found murdered in the house. Captain Ryan and private detective Phil Winston try to solve the mystery. Thirteenth Guest is a low-budget movie but it is the puzzling mystery that makes it worth watching.

Main casts of the movie include Erville Alderson, J. Farrell MacDonald, Lyle Talbot, Paul Hurst and Ginger Rogers. The filming locations include Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. This film is also known as “A Convidada”.

More Info:

Director: Albert Ray

Country: USA

Total Runtime: 1 hr 9 min

How To Install Granite Countertops

Granite is a hard, igneous rock that can be cut into different shapes and makes a perfect material for making countertops. It is not only beautiful, but also durable and resistant to heat. Granite countertops are a luxurious addition to any kitchen or bathroom. They are available in a range of beautiful and   unique  designs to choose from.

In the past, it was advised to hire a professional for the installation of a granite countertop. Now, many companies offer DIY granite countertops kits that you can install yourself. Here are a few steps to install a granite countertop on your own:

– Once your cabinets are installed and securely anchored to the floor and walls, use craft paper to take exact measure for your countertop. It is important to include one to one a half inch overhang for the edges which will be facing the cabinets. Granite countertops are available in a range of styles and colors. You should choose one on the basis of the overall design and style of the kitchen and color of the cabinets and flooring. Buy a countertop either from a local retail store or you can also order one online.

– Cut plywood to fit on the top of the cabinets to support the weight of the granite. It is important to make sure that the plywood is square and level. Then, use pilot holes to screw the plywood in place to prevent it from cracking.

– Granite is a heavy stone and may break if not handled properly. You can get assistance in lifting the counter to set it on the top of the cabinet. Make sure that the countertop fits well in the cabinet.

– After that, remove the granite and create a pilot hole in the mark sink cutout using a drill. Use a jigsaw to create a hole for the sink. Install the sink properly and make sure that it fits properly.

– In the next step, level the seams for the slabs. It is important that the seams are absolutely leveled before gluing. Use screws beneath the plywood to make adjustments to the height of the granite.

– Apply silicone around the edges of the plywood every 6 to 12 inches. Seal the granite by laying a bead of caulk around the outer edge of the sink and the top of the sink. Fix the granite slab into place to make sure that the seams are tightly matched.

– Use blue masking tape to tape over the seam. Fill the seams using a dollop of polyester based resin and add small amount of color. After that, pull off the masking tape so that the mixture doesn’t dry on the tape. Once the color dry, smooth the countertop with a seam stone until it becomes smooth.

To clean the granite countertop, use only mild cleaning products and avoid exposing it to extreme temperatures.

Autism Awareness Bracelets

Autism is a neurological disorder that interferes with normal development of reasoning, social interaction, and communication skills. It is a lifelong disability that makes learning difficult and can lead to serious behaviors that interfere with living. Autism arises in infancy and is developmental in origin.

Autism has been called the “ultimate learning disability” because people with autism have great difficulty understanding both language and social behavior. This affects their ability to communicate with others and to interact with the world outside of the self.

The Colors of Hope (TM) Autism bracelet is created using swarovski crystals and bali silver. Each bracelet is designed to help show support and spread awareness for autism. The bracelet is   unique  in that the last bead of the bracelet signifies your support level. With three colors to choose from signifying the three levels of support, you and your family and friends can now help spread awareness. Pink=parent, Green=family and Purple=Friend. The bracelet is created in primary colors and includes a puzzle charm that hangs by the toggle.

With each sale of the bracelet, customers can choose to which chapter or organization to send their donation. Interested Autism Organizations may contact Abernook to be added to the list of participating organizations. Organizations can earn up to 20% profit of the retail price.

Also available through the bracelet program is an awareness loop which can be worn on a backpack, belt loop, purse strap. An Autism key chain is also available.

You may find more information regarding the bracelet at the Autism Society of Ohio’s website as well as visiting Abernook.

Can You Enjoy the Galaxy S8 Without a Case?

Samsung just launched two of the most hyped phones of 2017, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. Not only are these the state of the art phones on the Android market, they are also a shot across the bows of Samsung’s biggest rival in the smartphone business, Apple. The iPhone has looked the same for three years in a row now while Samsung has iterated and improved its phones by leaps and bounds each year. So even before the new S8 and S8 Plus phones were launched, the iPhone was looking a little dated. It isn’t just the design either. Samsung managed to make the S7 waterproof even with the 3.5mm headphone jack whereas Apple’s claim that they had to ditch the jack to give the iPhone 7 water resistance made it sound like they had been out-engineered by Samsung. To make matters worse, the new Galaxy flagships from Samsung make even the design of the iPhone look dated. iPhones have never had the best screen to body ratios, with their huge chins and foreheads on their phones, while Samsung has been working at shrinking the bezels on their phones as much as possible for the last few years.

The end results is that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus cases are both barely larger than the screen itself. The incredible 18.5:9 ratio screen might take a little getting used to and apps and the operating system will have to be tweaked to make best use of all the extra real estate. However, what makes it even worse is that the latest Galaxy phones make the iPhone 7 look dated and old-fashioned, a huge insult for a company that not too long ago sued Samsung for copying their design language.

Too much screen to use safely?

Which brings us to the original question posed at the start of this piece. Do the new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have too much screen? When we say too much screen, we mean too much to be used and carried around in your hand and pocket without the certainty that you will destroy the phones if you drop them even once. Also, if you do use one of the many Galaxy S8 cases or designer S8 Plus covers that are available online from sellers, are you essentially ruining what is the most important feature? There are literally thousands of designer cases available online for the new phones already, despite the fact that the phones aren’t even available around the world yet.

Case makers are even allowing people to create a custom case for the Samsung phone that they can’t even buy yet, in most countries. Buyers of Samsung’s latest flagship phones are just going to have to decide for themselves whether they want to live life on the edge or protect their very expensive new phones with a protective case.

What Are the Major Disadvantages of Medical Coding That You Need to Know?

Now that we are fully aware of the benefits and advantages of medical coding, I believe that many of you out there have the urgent urge to get your hands around this field because of the great prospect which this job might bring them in the future. However, before any harsh decision is made from your end, it would definitely be worth-while for us to review and understand what are on the other side of medical coding? There are always pro and cons in almost everything, therefore it is beneficial for us to review and understand both sides of medical coding for good.

Below are some of the key common disadvantages which have been shared for medical coding;

1. Difficult to be breaking into this medical field. This is especially true if you are a fresh graduate with a certificate or degree in medical coding looking for your first job. Most employers preferred medical coders with experiences because they can save up some extensive training cost and time required to provide hands-on trainings to the new hire. Thus, it is really a challenge for new hire with less or no experience in this medical field to gain their market value and competitiveness.

2. Once you find your way into the coding world, it is up to the respective personnel to make it to the top or stay where they were as in the start. It is the diligence and effort from the individual himself which will drive him to succeed as a great medical coder or otherwise. However one thing about medical coding is that anyone who wishes to be a medical coder will need to be patience, hardworking and possess of self-discipline during the process of becoming a qualified medical coder. There is no short cut in getting your way into the related coding field except going through the proper path of education and training which require at least 2-3 years to obtain the prestigious certification to lead your career path to be a successful professional medical coder.

3. Relocation is one of the option to advance in your career as a medical coder. However relocation can be an advantage for some people while at the same time it can be a disadvantage for others. Not everyone is willing to move to a brand new city or town with unfamiliar faces and places for his career advancement. Therefore, relocation can be a disadvantage for medical coders who are staying together with their family.

4. As the name of the profession tells it all, any students in this coding field have to deal with a lot of coding and abbreviations. It can be pretty torturing if you are not good in memorizing words or names and it can turn out to be a terrible nightmare for anyone who has to give up on his/her medical coding education because of the complexities in remembering and digesting the coding required to excel in the medical coding field.

5. It is very normal for medical coders to be working for long hours in the hospitals, clinics, doctor offices or even in the insurance companies. There are a serious lacking of work-life balance for most of the medical coders today.

6. Also, medical coding is a stressful job considering the accuracy that these medical coders will need to enforce in their job because any mistakes made will lead to no payments or long pending claims from the insurance companies itself.

How Do You Enlarge Your Penis Naturally In The Heat Of The Moment?

Imagine yourself on a date with the woman of your fantasy… pretty, young and voluptuous. You have worked hard setting up this date, waiting for the perfect timing, and now the moment you have been dreaming of has finally arrived.

Imagine further that you have succeeded in seducing the young woman, and she has agreed to spend the night with you… in bed! Now, you become apprehensive: what if your penis does not deliver as expected? What if your erection is not as hard as it used to be? What if the girl is left wanting? Of course you would not want such a letdown to happen! A question immediately comes to mind: how do I enlarge my penis naturally?

Sure, you have heard about medications to enhance performance, but you are afraid of the possible side effects. So how do you enlarge your penis naturally?

They say that the first step in solving a problem is recognizing it. How do you enlarge your penis naturally if you think that that is not your problem? Many men in fact would not admit it’s their problem. Recognizing the problem also mean understanding the problem. Declining libido and sexual desire are caused by many factors, ranging from natural to artificial. Causes can be as natural as mere aging, or as artificial as being psychological. Causes in between are mostly as a consequence of how we live our lives, or what we may call lifestyle causes. Vices like smoking and drinking, poor diet, and lack of exercise contribute considerably to poor sexual performance. Due to poor diet, smoking, and intake of alcohol, the blood vessels constrict the flow of blood in the body, particularly to the penis.

This question that many men are afraid to ask remains – how do you enlarge your penis naturally? An enhancement product, coupled with a healthy lifestyle is the answer. Healthy blood circulation is the key to a healthy sex life. Regular exercise and a balanced diet are important in keeping that healthy blood circulation. Exercise need not mean going to the gym; it could be as simple as using the stairs instead of the elevators, or walking instead of driving your car for very short distances.

For the longest period, people have used concoctions of plants and herbs to enhance virility, and health in general. Natural supplements are perceived to have less side-effects as the synthetic types, and rightly so. Herbal supplements work by allowing a freer flow of blood to the penis, increasing the volume of blood flow by enlarging the blood vessels. The penis size is likewise enlarged.

Nordic Track Treadmill

Nordic Track treadmills are renowned for their comprehensive range of features. Nordic Track treadmills provide a comfortable running surface on which users can either jog, walk or run. Nordic track treadmills are produced by Icon Health and Fitness, Inc..

Nordic Track treadmills range from around $1000 to $4000. The various features of Nordic Track treadmills help during weight loss programs and workouts. Nordic Track treadmills are very comfortable treadmills to run on.

Nordic Track treadmills offer generous sized running deck/belt, good cushioning and well designed console displays. All Nordic Track treadmill models are iFit compatible which enables downloading of new workout programs from the Internet directly to users treadmill via a computer. Nordic Track treadmills consist of electronic consoles which offer lot of preset programs and readouts.

Nordic Track treadmills feature a Reflex Deck Technology that flattens and absorbs the impact when users step down and springs back returning to its original shape.

All Nordic Track treadmill models consist of heart rate monitors which are activated by gripping pulse sensors built into the hand rail. Nordic Track treadmill models come with pulse driven programs that respond to and maintain users target heart rate.

Nordic Track treadmills offer a 3 year warranty for the drive motor, 2 year warranty for other treadmill parts and 1 year warranty on the labor. The warranty duration of Nordic Track treadmills is a good indication of the quality of the treadmill.

There are different models of Nordic Track treadmill available in the market. The Nordic Track C1900 treadmill offers a 1.5HP motor capable of speeds up to 10 mph, incline adjustment up to 10%, a running surface up to 55″ x 20″, cool air fans and a heart rate monitor. This treadmill model costs about $1000.

The Nordic Track C2300 treadmill offers a 1.75HP motor capable of speeds up to 10 mph, a running surface up to 55″ x 20″, incline adjustment up to 10%, a heart rate monitor and cool air fans. This treadmill costs about $1300.

The Nordic Track E2500 treadmill offers a 2HP motor capable of speeds up to 12 mph, a running surface up to 55″ x 20″, incline adjustment up to 10%, adjustable cushioning and a heart rate monitor. This treadmill costs about $1500.

The Nordic Track 7600R treadmill offers a 3HP motor capable of speeds up to 12 mph, a running surface up to 60″ x 20″, incline adjustment up to 12% and a heart rate monitor.

The Nordic Track E4400 treadmill offers a 3HP motor capable of speeds up to 12 mph, incline adjustment up to 12%, a running surface up to 60″ x 20″ and a heart rate monitor. This treadmill model costs about $2500.

Nordic Track treadmills are known for their cushion technology, electronic consoles and warranty features. Nordic Track treadmills offer smooth running on the treadmill.

Nordic Track treadmills are popular for the comfortable running surface they provide.

Boho Style – The Chic of The 60’s Is Back

Now is your chance to bring the hippie era back in fine fashion. Boho chic has never been more appealing than it is right now. And what better way to round off your hippie style than with bohemian fashion jewelry. Every woman knows that this is the true measure of style and every man will surely agree.

Of course it takes careful consideration before throwing on any trinket or charm. Your bohemian accessories will define your character and outwardly display your free-loving personality.

Seek out the perfect trinkets that tantalize. Each item you find and select should be a treasure untold that will excite your mind and bring your adventurous side to the forefront. Even those who are a little more conservative won’t be able to keep their creativity at bay when the boho juices begin flowing.

Shimmer and glimmer in silver and gold or take a chance with vivid colors that will explode and pop. Delicate beauty or chunky, outspoken pieces are what boho chic is all about. This truly is the mark of the gypsy style. Bohemian fashion jewelry has the ability to bring an entire outfit into its own.

Whether you choose to embellish your flowing attire with a signature choker or a slave bracelet, you will be the talk of the town and for all the right reasons. Adorn your ears with jewels that dangle and glisten as the light catches them. These are the jewels of an era that will remain in memory for all-time. Dig out your bellbottom pants and your flowy gypsy shirt and dress it up to the max. Freedom of expression has never been as easy as a few carefully selected pieces of art, strategically placed with a dash of color or shine.

Bohemian accessories are designed to bring out the gypsy queen you know you are deep down inside. Unleash the gypsy queen and feel the power of boho chic. Feminine and petite or wild and free, feel it all with jewelry and accessories created to enhance the boho chic style that is so popular these days.

Women are being encouraged to be their own people, to express their inner selves and reveal all without fear of discrimination. This is the way it should be. Be proud to be a gypsy woman and let it all show with pride. The wonder of boho is that anything goes as long as you add those accessories that depict the era. Comfort is paramount.

Boho chic is not about costume jewelry you can find on any street corner. They are carefully crafted pieces, designed with the glory of the female mystique in mind. There is nothing more complex than a modern day woman fighting to express herself with freedom.

Don’t wait any longer to explore your inner-hippie. Feel like the beautiful, powerful woman you are and show it to the world around you. Be bold, be daring, be boho with trinkets and treasures that lay out there for you to find.