Stylish Carrying Case Corrals Handbag Essentials in Style

(NewsUSA) – Despite their best efforts, most women have had the experience of frantically digging into the bottom of a large purse or handbag for an essential item such as eyeglasses, cellphone, keys, or passport. A separate case to corral these important possessions makes sense, especially if it combines fashion with function.Being able to protect, carry, and access these items in a reliable, convenient, safe way makes women’s lives easier and better, according to the creator of TravelEyez, a unique, stylish accessory that holds not only eyeglasses, but other essentials including phones and keys.The TravelEyez products are double-sided and designed to zip around the strap or handle of any purse, handbag, or backpack.This stylish accessory is available in black mesh with six different-colored zipper options, as well as black leather and caramel leather for a dressier look, and are sold in sets of two cases that may be zipped together or used separately. The designs are identical regardless of color, so they can mix and match, or stay consistent."Each TravelEyez case can hold a pair of glasses or car keys, money, credit cards, jewelry or a smart phone. You can zip cases together to connect as many as you need, and attach them to your purse or bag handle to keep your personal items organized and close at hand for easy access," says Yvonne Graber, creator of TravelEyez.TravelEyez also gives women peace of mind. The case cancels the need to keep valuables such as a phone or keys in a pants or jacket pocket where they might fall out.Some of the most popular uses include:- Travel. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, the case provides a secure way to monitor a phone, wallet, credit cards and passport. Try it on a suitcase, travel tote, or carry-on bag.- Shopping. As mundane as it may sound, don’t underestimate the value of a handy way to easily access your phone and wallet when shopping, especially for moms toting small children along.- On the go. This is an ideal accessory for students, fitness fanatics, or those on the go. The cases attach easily to bike bars, gym bags, and backpack straps.With the holidays just around the corner, TravelEyez also makes a great gift or stocking stuffer.The patent on the TravelEyez design is pending.For more information, visit traveleyez.com

If You Want to Make Your Pre-Winter Roof Checkup Easier, Your Attic Can Help

If you put any stock in the Farmer’s Almanac, it’s going to be a harsh winter. Which is one of the many reasons to check the health of your roof now . By using your attic, you may save yourself a trip to the hospital.

Think of it this way: No homeowner wants to be climbing a ladder 25 feet or so into the sky when Old Man Winter hits. Instead, your attic – which is a lot more comfortable – can substitute, as a fallback, for the eyeball roof check experts recommend be done every pre-winter and spring to identify problems before they become even more serious headaches.

Center Offers Hope and Help for Binge Eating Disorder

(NewsUSA) – Many individuals who struggle with food and weight may be undiagnosed with the mental health illness of binge eating disorder (BED), according to a leading health pscychologist."The good news is that BED is highly treatable," says health psychologist Dr. Julie Friedman of Eating Recovery Center."The bad news is that most people have never heard of BED and have no idea how to get treatment," she adds.BED is a disorder, not simply a lack of will power or inability to follow a diet, Dr. Friedman says."Unaware that they have a mental health disorder, binge eaters typically blame themselves, and the anxiety and stress associated with these negative thoughts can be considerable," she emphasizes.According to Dr. Friedman, as many as 12 million individuals suffer from BED,"Binge eating changes your brain in a way that makes your cravings for food and your urge to binge worse," says Dr. Friedman."Your dopamine receptors start to drop out because your body is overwhelmed by the amount of rewards you’re getting in one sitting."As you lose more and more of these receptors, your body stops producing the dopamine hormone, so you’re constantly looking for the next fix, which can only be satisfied by more bingeing," she explains."People think they can stop binge eating on their own, but unless the brain chemistry is addressed it’s not really possible," she says.Dr. Friedman identifies several signs that indicate that a binge eater needs professional medical treatment, including feeling out of control around food or "addicted" to food, binge eating at least once a week, eating large amounts before bed or during the night, and feeling guilty and depressed after binge eating.To this end, traditional eating disorder treatment focuses more on restrictive patterns of eating, such as anorexia, while the Eating Recovery Center’s Binge Eating Treatment and Recovery Program (BETR) focuses on restricting and binging."We have treatment centers across the country: the treatment program is tailored to treat BED patients," Friedman says."Our centers are all designed to be comfortable and accessible for patients of all weights, shapes and sizes with specialty furniture, medical equipment, and space planning designed to make any patient of any size feel at home.""A team of physicians, therapists and dieticians not only treat the eating behaviors but also the underlying issues such as depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, and addictions such as compulsive shopping, gambling, or gaming,"?she adds.BETR is covered by most major commercial insurance plans."BETR is a one-stop shop. We treat it all under one roof," she says.Friedman adds that the outcome of treament gives patients new life and points to the following statistics:* 83 percent report that they have fewer binge eating episodes per week;* 88 percent report their lives are better;* 91 percent say they manage stress better;* 80 percent say they enjoy more satisfying relationships;* 75 percent say they feel less anxious or depressed.Visit BETRWorks.com for more information.

Extend the Life of Your Outboard Engine with These Storage Tips

(NewsUSA) – As summer winds down, every boat owner clings to those last few warm days to take his or her boat out on the water with family and friends. Unfortunately, summer doesn’t last forever and as the sun sets on another boat season, it is time to start thinking about how to store your boat and outboard engine for those off-season months.Proper off-season storage protects critical internal components from corrosive gummy deposits from unbound ethanol, which can damage your engine, fuel tanks and fuel system components. Proper winterization also helps to protect against the freezing of critical engine components. If left untreated, damage from corrosion, broken parts, and general repairs could cost you thousands of dollars as well as time on the water.So, as you prepare for off-season storage, follow these easy winterization steps to ensure your outboard engine is in tip-top shape for next season:1. Flush out the engine with fresh water. Doing so will flush out excess salt, dirt, sand, and other contaminants, and prevent blockage and corrosion of critical cooling system components.2. Add fuel stabilizers. Pour quality fuel stabilizers into the gas tank to prevent the breakdown of ethanol and other deposits from ruining your engine. Be sure to run the engine after adding the stabilizer to the fuel tank to ensure that it reaches fuel system components in the engine.3. Keep the fuel tank full. Storing your boat with a full tank of fuel, particularly if ethanol fuel is used, will help minimize condensation that may occur within the fuel tank.4. Fog the engine cylinders and carburetor intakes to help slow corrosion. The use of spray fogging oil will help protect internal engine components from corrosion. Spray fogging oil into the air intake while the engine runs, then disconnect the fuel line. Continue to spray into the air intake until the engine dies. Evinrude E-TEC engine’s auto-winterization feature streamlines steps one and four by flushing out the engine and fogging itself for a few minutes. After the engine has completed fogging, it will shut off and your engine will be ready for storage.5. Change the oil in four-stroke engines. Changing the oil will remove moisture and harmful acids that have collected within the oil. These acids and contaminates could cause corrosion of internal engine components.6. Drain and replace gear case lubricant. Milky colored gear lubricant is a sign that water has entered the gear case. If left unchecked, the water within the gear case can freeze, causing the gear case to permanently fail.7. Ensure that the battery is fully charged and disengaged. A fully charged battery is less susceptible to damage during cold storage. A fully charged battery’s freezing point is around minus 95 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas a partially-charged battery could freeze in temperatures as high as 20 degrees Fahrenheit.You should always consult your owner’s manual for specific winterization techniques, but following these quick, easy, and relatively low-cost steps will protect your engine and save you expensive maintenance costs next season. 

Even During School Year, Fun Reading Important for Kids

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Most young kids love reading, but when the busy school year starts, it can be challenging to find the time to encourage them to read for fun.
It’s important to remember, however, that the more kids read on their own time, the higher they tend to score on tests.
In fact, about 76 percent of students who report reading for fun on their own time once a week or more perform at the high end of basic level testing, while 14 percent of students who never or hardly ever read for fun perform below the basic level, according to the American Library Association.
So how can we get kids reading during their free time when they’re already so busy in and out of school?
“Kids should be exposed to a variety of books and genres so that they can figure out what they enjoy,” says Stephanie Fryling, Vice President of Merchandising, Children’s Books, at Barnes & Noble. “If kids love the books and topics they’re reading about, like a graphic novel, they’re much more likely to reach for a book as often as a video game.”
It can be a challenge, however, to know what reading to get for your kids, let alone put down money for them.
That’s part of the reason bookseller Barnes & Noble started a national Kids’ Book Hangout. This free, seasonal event offers kids, parents, and caregivers a chance to gather together to learn about a range of books for grades 1-6, as well as play fun games and activities related to the stories and characters.
“We wanted to create a fun, friendly environment for kids to learn about new books and genres so they can find what interests them,” Fryling says.
The first Kids’ Book Hangout, held this summer, was a big success, drawing over 10,000 kids to Barnes & Noble bookstores around the country. Fryling expects the next Hangout to be even bigger.
The second Hangout will take place Saturday, October 20, at 2 PM, and features a range of books and graphic novels about friendship, adventure, and mystery. Barnes & Noble partner with Penguin Young Readers and Random House Children’s Books on the following titles:
* “The Cardboard Kingdom,” by Chad Sell
* “5 Worlds: The Sand Warrior,” by Mark Siegel and Alexis Siegel
* “The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond,” by Max Brallier
* “Squirm,” by Carl Hiaasen
* “Monstrous Devices,” by Damien Love
During the Hangout, booksellers will introduce the books to the kids along with games, activities, and free giveaways. Barnes & Noble will also sell the books for 20 percent off in stores and online on the day of the event.
To sign up at their local Barnes & Noble, parents can go to bn.com/bnhangout and register for free.
For this Hangout, Barnes & Noble also partner with DOGObooks, where kids can discuss, rate, and review the selected titles. Kids can visit the Kids’ Book Hangout page at DOGObooks.com before or after the Hangout.

Cultural Center Breathes Life into Historic School

(NewsUSA) – A former Nevada school for Indian children continues its mission of education, but now as a museum and educational center for tribal arts and culture.The Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nevada, was opened by the federal government in 1890 with the goal of educating Indian children. The school’s original goals included assimilating the children into mainstream American culture and offering vocational training while discouraging tribal traditions and language.The school’s mission shifted to an academic focus in the 1960s and it closed in 1980, when it became the property of the state of Nevada.Today, the state-run Nevada Indian Commission is working to restore many of the historic stone buildings on the 240-acre campus with the two-fold goal of educating the public about the school’s history and providing entrepreneurial and cultural opportunities for Native Americans.Some building space will house a museum; other areas will include venues for arts, culture, and business development.Sherry Rupert, executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission, says that the museum and cultural center "offer a new beginning to the campus."In the spring of 2019, a new cultural center and museum is scheduled to open in one of the campus buildings. Plans also call for creating a welcome center in a former post office near the museum.Long-term plans include rehabilitating many of the stone buildings on the campus so they can be functional spaces available for use as places of learning about tribal culture and arts.The school was also known for strong athletic programs, and renovators hope to restore the gymnasium to its position as a gathering place not only for sports, but for other community social events.Nevada governor Brian Sandoval was instrumental in promoting the restoration and reinvention of the school.Sandoval made raising $4.5 million in funding for a museum and cultural center a priority in his 2017-18 budget and pledged to continue his support for other related projects. He participated in a blessing ceremony for the museum and cultural center in July."The importance of history and culture and what happened here, for better or for worse, it has to be preserved," Sandoval says."It has to be a story that is told forever. This has to be a place where people can travel from all over the country and all over the world and truly understand what happened here."For more information about the school and museum, visit stewartindianschool.com/museum

What You Need to Know This Medicare Enrollment Season

(NewsUSA) – It’s that time of year when people with Medicare review their health insurance choices and enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan for the coming year.People typically have a lot of questions as they research their Medicare options, which primarily include Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, before finding the plan that best fits their needs.Here are some of the most commonly asked questions that licensed Humana health insurance agents get from consumers during the Medicare Annual Election Period:* When is the annual enrollment period to choose a Medicare plan for 2019? The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Election Period takes place from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2018, for coverage that takes effect Jan. 1, 2019.* How do I find out if my doctors, hospitals and specialists are in my Medicare Advantage provider network? Most Medicare Advantage plans offer easy-to-use online tools to help you find doctors and hospitals that are in the plan’s network. A licensed agent can also help you look up hospitals and doctors to see if they’re accepting a plan and taking new patients.* If I select a Medicare plan for the coming year, and then find that I don’t like it, can I drop it and choose another plan? The plan you select by Dec. 7 will be your Medicare plan for all of 2019, with few exceptions, so it’s wise to research your options carefully. If you sign up for a Medicare Advantage plan for 2019, and then find that it’s not the right fit, between Jan. 1 and March 31, there will be an Open Enrollment Period during which you can switch from a Medicare Advantage or a Medicare Advantage-Prescription Drug Plan to another Medicare Advantage plan with or without prescription drug coverage. Or you can choose Original Medicare with or without a stand-alone Prescription Drug Plan.Full information on 2019 Medicare health and prescription drug plans is available on www.medicare.gov.For Humana plans, visit www.humana.com/Medicare.You can also call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) (or TTY: 1-877-486-2048) 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or call Humana at 1-877-877-0714 (TTY use 711) 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, seven days a week. Humana is a Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO, and PFFS organization, and stand-alone prescription drug plan, with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any Humana plan depends on plan renewal. Y0040_GHHKB9HEN_C  

Microsoft Destaca La Innovacion Y La Transformacion Cultural

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Microsoft se unirá a Hispanicize LA por segundo año consecutivo. El evento, diseñado para creadores de tendencias y creadores de noticias latinos, tendrá lugar en Los ?ngeles del 11 al 13 de octubre, y dos ejecutivos de Microsoft abordarán algunas de las últimas innovaciones e ilustrarán la transformación cultural en Microsoft.
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Want to Avoid Home Improvement Blunders? Follow These 3 Tips (Including Using VR)

If you want proof of how carefully you need to weigh the alternatives before making upgrades to your home, you have only to look at the Florida couple who last year painted their house as an homage to the artist Vincent Van Gogh’s famous canvas, “The Starry Night.” It wasn’t just that it was an odd choice for an exterior – it was that the city of Mount Dora took them to court over it.

“Graffiti,” the city calls it. “First Amendment!” counters homeowner Lubek Jastrzebski, an immigrant from Communist-era Poland, who argues that the city code didn’t address house colors or aesthetics.

Five Hot Trends in Hardwood Flooring

(NewsUSA) – More than ever, homeowners are appreciating the added value – aesthetic and monetary – that hardwood floors bring to a home."They also offer what can be an overwhelming variety of possibilities and choices," says Linda Jovanovich of the American Hardwood Information Center, www.hardwoodinfo.com. "Here’s a look at five top flooring trends that will help if you can’t see the wood for the trees." Made in America "There’s a growing demand for American-produced hardwoods," says Michael Martin, President and CEO of the National Wood Flooring Association."It’s part of the general trend toward locally-sourced materials of all kinds in the U.S."Consumer concerns about sustainability, quality, safety, and environmental factors are more easily addressed when a hardwood is domestically grown and milled. Plus, the U.S. offers an unrivaled range of readily available species suitable for flooring. Stains and Finishes Gray is a classic "neutral" that’s never truly out of fashion. It’s currently one of the most popular colors, ranging from pale smoke to deep charcoal, showing up on hardwood flooring."Whether light or dark, gray stains bring out any wood’s natural grain and texture," says New York interior designer Laura Bohn. "Grays are versatile and timeless – quiet and soothing colors that recede into the background without losing personality or becoming faceless. They work in any style décor, yet always look modern." SpeciesFor several years, the trend was toward characterful woods like hickory, but recently, white oak has moved to the front. Along with abundance, durability, and reasonable cost, white oak offers aesthetic advantages."It can be stained light, dark, or somewhere in between," says interior designer Emily Morrow Finkell, CEO of Emily Morrow Home. "Many of the popular gray-brown shades look especially sophisticated applied to white oak. Consumers see and love it in magazines and websites, making it a perfect ‘attainable home upgrade.’" The Wider, The Better "It’s all about wide, wider, widest!" says NWFA’s Michael Martin. "Planks of up to 7 inches in width are considered normal now. Traditional strip flooring still remains popular, but wide-plank is the market leader."As Melissa Morgan of M Interiors in San Antonio says, "Wider floorboards can make a space look larger and more modern. The floor can be treated like a canvas: ebonized for a sleek, dark look; light-stained for an urban vibe; distressed for a rustic affect – the possibilities are endless." Popular Patterns "One way to set your home interior apart is by tapping into the trend for herringbone-and- chevron-pattern hardwood floors, which show up increasingly in decorating magazines," says Morrow Finkell. But as Michael Martin points out, "Since installing herringbone floors is a time-and labor-intensive process, they’re more common in high-end projects than in the average middle-class home." Still, if you can afford to splurge, these floors are a gorgeous addition to any room.Visit www.hardwoodinfo.com for more about residential design trends and other applications and products using American hardwoods.