Fast Food Is Not The Only One To Blame

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Over the past decades, the number of fast food restaurants in the country has grown astonishingly. Figures estimate that there more or less 300,000 established fast food restaurant in the country. Coincidentally, the number obese individuals in the country have grown astonishingly as well. As of now, close to 35% of the population is obese and 20% of it is children.

Is this truly coincidence or is there an actual connection between obesity and fast food?

I believe we all know the answer to that.

Fast food is the reason why people are obese. That is a fact!

Fast food is highly processed, full of nothing but calories, fat and sodium. In one fast food meal, you could take in thousands of calories already. If we consider the fact that an average person requires 1,500 to 1,800 calories per day, then we already have met the recommended quota when we order one fast food meal. So eating fast food meal every day will mean increasing our calorie intake which will lead to obesity.

But is fast food the only reason why a lot of people are obese these days?

I don’t think so.

It is wrong to put the blame on fast food because in the first place it is people’s decision why they chose to eat fast food. They were the ones who chose to have such life style – consuming fast food, being inactive and leaving unhealthily.

The fast food industry may have helped increase the number of obese in our populace today but at least they are making amends. Many fast food restaurants today are offering healthier options. You can even find healthy fast food lunch that focus more on providing fresh and healthy dishes.

But how about those who are fond of fast food… are they making amends? Or do they stick to their old lifestyle?

Joke of the Day 2

A man walks into a New York City bank and says he wants to borrow $2,000 for three weeks.

The loan officer asks him what kind of collateral he has.

The man says “I’ve got a Rolls Royce–keep it until the loan is paid off; here are the keys.”

The loan officer promptly has the car driven into the bank’s underground parking for safe keeping, and gives the man $2,000.

Three weeks later the man comes into the bank, pays back the $2,000 loan, plus $10 interest, and regains possession of the Rolls Royce.

The loan officer asks him, “Sir, if I may ask, why would a man who drives a Rolls Royce need to borrow two thousand dollars?”

The man answers, “I had to go to Europe for three weeks, and where else could I store a Rolls Royce for that long for ten dollars?”

Facts About Video Marketing


Why is it that most businesses these days use online videos?

Is it really that effective in reaching out to consumers?

Is it really a huge help to businesses?

Is it really useful in sending a message?

Is it really worth it?

To answer those questions let me share you some facts about video marketing.

• Videos will help people understand more of your company, product or service.

• YouTube is considered the second most used search engine in the world next to Google.

• 30% of online activity each day is spent on watching videos.

• Over 100 million internet users watch online videos.

• An internet user is exposed to more or less 32 videos each month.

• Half of the internet users watch business-related YouTube videos at least once a week.

• 75% of internet users would visit the business’ website after they watch their video.

• 22% of internet users would visit the website mentioned in a video.

• 26% would look for further information about the business after they watch a video.

• Around 15% of internet users would purchase a product or service mentioned on the video ad.

• 90% of consumers would say that the video ads they have watched was helpful in making a decision.

• An average internet user spends 17 minutes to watch online video advertisements.

• Internet users are more likely to buy a product they saw on a video ad.

• Businesses with videos receive 200% to 400% more inquiries than those businesses without videos.

• Follow through rates would increase 3 times when businesses include videos in their emails.

• Subscriber-to-lead conversion rates increase by 50% when videos are included in email marketing campaigns.

• Websites would appear more likely on the first page of Google and other search engines if it has a video.

I guess these facts I have shared would be more than enough to answer those questions. Now, if what you want is a video marketing company you need to see convertivid.

Hey Man!

Hey man! Open your walls. Check behind your halls. Are you sure they are mice free? When you are away, that is when mice really play. You don’t hear them when they start playing. Even when you wake up and turn on the lights, those mice can easily hide away.

Look at your house. Are you sure you know what’s going on. Ha, maybe you are blinded by your security. When you turn your back, mice would take a peek and then start with their party. Uh-oh, when you come back, mice would stop and your home goes back like nothing happened.

It is hard see them. It is hard to hear them. You will never know when they go down to your kitchen. If you are truly watchful, if you are truly listening, then one day you would see what they do when they go down to your kitchen.

Poisons, rat traps, bring out all your weapons. Throw on your war cries and put on your war paint. You may think that you can handle mice, but please don’t be too confident. Clever, agile and very athletic. That’s what describes the characteristics of mice. You may think that you can catch mice that easily. But please remember, mice have traits that make them hard to catch. Surprised. Wondering. Baffled. That’s what you’d feel when you fail to catch a single one. If you think you are good at hunting, then please stop and try to knock your noggin.

Yellowpages, internet, gather your friends and relatives. Get in your knees and try to look for a decent Temecula termite control. You would see it would be the perfect solution. And please don’t be stupid when you are looking for one. Please remember the right exterminator will keep mice forever away.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all! I found this awesome video about saying Merry Christmas in various languages. I am part Filipino and I have other Japanese, Korean and Chinese friends so I can understand some of those greetings. How about you? Do you know or understand some of those greetings?

Why Put Preventive Measures Against Pests

Pests are very irritating, especially if they keep on coming back no matter how hard you try just to get rid of them. Usually, when pests finally make your home their there would be consequences that the household may need to endure. This is why it is crucial that you should apply preventive measures against any type of pests.

It is important to apply preventive measures against pests because this will help you when it comes to avoiding unnecessary losses caused by pests. When pests decide to invade, expect to see destruction. Moreover, the battle against pests would also bring collateral damage. If destruction and damage would take place, you would be forced to fix them and usually the cost would be devastating to your pockets.

Of course, if there are preventive measures against pests, then you would be able to avoid getting in contact with them. Contact against pests is strictly prohibited. This is because pests spread germs that may cause infections and other types of diseases and these infections and diseases can lead to even bigger problems. If there are pest preventive measures put into place, you and your family would not be in contact with pests. This would also mean you are able to prevent the spread of germs, which will guarantee the safety of your household.

Another reason why you should put preventive measures against pests is to protect your property. As I have said earlier, pests can cause damage and destruction to your property. If you care about your home as you care for yourself and your family, you have to protect it from anything that may bring harm to it such as pests.

Most of all, if pest infestation is prevented, you are able to avoid having to face any embarrassing moment – moments when you have guests over your house and suddenly a roach decides to fly in the middle of the living room or a mouse decided to run across the hall. To avoid embarrassment, it would really be a good idea to consider termite control Orange.

Wood Damage? Don’t Blame Termites All the Time


Most of the time, when we think of structural damage or wood damage caused by insects, the first thing that comes to our mind are termites. True, termites are highly destructive pests that love to feast on wood or any similar materials and because of their destructive nature we call on pest control Los Angeles CA to help in ending the infestation. However, even though termites are known to destroy homes, termites aren’t the only one that can cause damage to homes.

Ants, more specifically carpenter ants, can also do damage to wooden structures. However, the damage it does is not as wide and severe as termites. In certain circumstances and if carpenter ants do their damaging work on specific parts of the house like support beams, they can do severe structural damage. As a matter of fact, there are cases wherein a wall, ceiling or even an entire house have collapsed because of carpenter ants.

Like carpenter ants and termites, wood boring beetles can also cause destruction to your home. The destruction may appear small compared to carpenter ants and termites but if they are left alone and if the appropriate conditions are met (temperature and moisture content) the damage caused wood boring beetles can lead to severe damages that are hard to recover. Aside from carpenter ants and wood boring beetles, there’s also other bugs that can damage homes like carpenter beetles, wasps and other insects that bore or dig through wood. But usually, these other bugs don’t do huge damages that are difficult to repair.

Wood destroying insects are a pain in the ass for any homeowner. The damage they bring would undervalue the property and costs a lot to repair. This is why if there’s any sign of damage, don’t leave it alone. Act right away and maybe you might be able to save yourself, your pockets and your house.

Trick to being content

Do you have serious problems in your life? Do you feel like something is missing in your life and do you not know what is it or where you can find it? If yes, most likely you are suffering from discontentment. Feeling discontented is like having a huge hole in your chest. You try to find anything that will fill that gap – sometimes you end up doing the wrong things just to do it.  Feeling discontent in life is difficult. No matter what you do, no matter what you have, you would always feel unhappy and wanting.

To feel content, you need to find inner peace. You also need to have a spiritual connection – to yourself, to others and to your surroundings. I am not asking you to find a religion because having a religion does not necessarily provide you the spiritual connection you need. Still, it can be a good approach.

Having a spiritual connection will help you find contentment. It would give you the peace of mind knowing that you are satisfied in your life.


Joke Of The Day

A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding down Main Street.

“But, officer,” the man began, “I can explain”

“Just be quiet,” snapped the officer. “I’m going to let you cool your heels in jail until the chief gets back.”

“But, officer, I just wanted to say”

“And I said to keep quiet! You’re going to jail!”

A few hours later the officer looked in on his prisoner and said, “Lucky for you that the chief’s at his daughter’s wedding. He’ll be in a good mood when he gets back.”

“Don’t count on it,” answered the fellow in the cell. “I’m the groom.”

Brand New or Second Hand Car?

Many people go to fort worth used cars because they want to buy a car. But when it comes to buying a car, many of them would ask, which is better – a brand new car or a second hand unit?

Well, many would say that you’d end up losing money when you buy a brand new car because of deprecation. But there are also others who would say that you would also spend more money in maintaining a second hand unit. Since, it is not easy to tell which is more financially wise, we will use actual numbers in order for us to obtain a more logical conclusion about this argument.

Let us use Toyota Camry as an example. A brand new Toyota Camry would cost $22,000 to $30,000, while a second hand Toyota Camry would have prices ranging from $18,000 to $21,000 and these prices are according to various price listings found over the internet. Now let us use the median of $19,500 as the price of second hand Camry and $26,000 for a brand new one. Using this as a perspective, it is a more sensible choice to go for a second hand car because you would be able to save $6,500. However, there are still many concerns that should be considered.

If you plan to buy a new car using cash then the second hand car is a better choice assuming it is in excellent condition, especially under the hood and still has good mileage. However, if the car is faulty and problematic in more ways than one then it would become a financial burden only because the car would end up having several trips to the mechanic and will require a lot of costly maintenance. This is why, it is important to have a mechanic with you to check the roadworthiness of the car before purchasing it.

But if you are planning to buy a car using an auto loan, it would be best to go for the brand new cars because there’s only a slight difference when it comes to the monthly amortization for brand new cars compared to second hand units. Furthermore, a brand new car will be less troubling as time goes by because it will not require a new set of cars, battery and other parts that may need replacement.

Not all decisions should be based on the cost. If you just need to buy a car that you can always rely on for your work or to make your life on the road more convenient, then go for a new car. However, if you are on a budget and you need to finance other important things, you need to cut down and go for a second hand car.