Thứ Tư, 9 tháng 3, 2016

Beatles Stereo Box Set

The first question would probably be “What are distortion pedals?” A best distortion pedal is a little box that creates the type of distorted guitar sounds that you hear in rock music. You plug the guitar into one side of it, and the amp into the other. It’s powered by either a battery or an AC adapter.

The Beatles are the best band of all time but unfortunately up until 2009 their music has not been available in the best possible quality on CD. Why? Because when The Beatles were first mastered for Compact disk in 1987 the work wasn’t done particularly well. This is because digital mastering in 1987 was still pretty new technology and many advances have been made since then. The Beatles Stereo Box Set includes magnificent premastered versions of every song The Beatles released from 1962 through 1970. That means every LP from 1963’s Please Me through 1970’s Let It Be. It also includes all of the non-album tracks that were released during that active period on the Past Masters compilation.

If you’re like a lot of Beatles fans then you probably already own all of their albums on Disc and you’re questioning the wisdom of buying them all again just because they may sound a small bit better or they are in nicer packaging. But the truth is that they sound a lot better. The difference is very noticeable. And really, this is the most fantastic modern music ever recorded, I reckon it deserves to be heard in it’s best possible quality.

Some tracks such as “Helter Skelter” sound so much clearer that it’s really seems like an entirely new recording. There’s so much in this music that I’m really hearing for the first time because of how much improved these premastered mixes sound. Even Abbey Road (which is normally thought to be the most modern sounding Beatles album) sounds much superior.

It’s mind-blowing how clear each individual part sounds with these new premastered mixes. I can listen to each harmony vocal separately now! I can hear every guitar part. But all of this clarity does not come at the expense of analog “warmth.” I really reckon these new compact discs sound far more “warm” than the ancient ones because of the modern technology used to capture the sound off of the original analog tapes.

I highly recommend The Beatles In Stereo Box Set for every fan of The Beatles. It also makes a fantastic Birthday or Holiday gift if you have a Beatles obsessive in your life.

Of course I also certainly recommend The Beatles Remastered Box Set because in a lot of ways it’s even more of an incredible experience, at least if you’re like me and you had never listened to these original mono mixes before. It’s a incredible experience to be able to hear Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in it’s original mono for the very first time. To get to hear all of the additional sound effects on the vocals and to get to listen to how “She’s Leaving Home” is quicker and a semitone higher!

These mono versions are really how the tracks were initially meant to be listened to by the band so it’s a right joy to get to listen to them like that for any right Beatles fan.

Thứ Hai, 21 tháng 12, 2015

Pregnancy Health - Insider Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy and Baby...

Pregnancy health is very important. Everyone seems to know just what a pregnant woman needs to do when it comes to her health. Friends, family, and complete strangers are quick to dish out advice on what to eat, how to exercise, which vitamins to take, even when and when not to have sex. You can easily be bombarded with other people’s opinions regarding your pregnancy health. Some advice is justified while some is unfounded and laughable.

As a mom to be you are probably experiencing many conflicting emotions as well as a healthy dose of uncertainty. Understanding and embracing what pregnancy health is all about requires a little research and reading but it is greatly rewarded.

Some of the best advice you’ll get is from a trusted ob/gyn. Since part of their job is to know about pregnancy and health they are a valuable resource. Make sure that you are comfortable with your doctor and don’t hesitate to ask any question. New questions seem to arise daily and you should keep a log of these. Between visits you can do a good bit of research on your own.

Proper diet and exercise is, without a doubt, crucial to your baby’s health. Here are a few things to consider.

Eating for Yourself and Baby

Since you are eating for two it is paramount that what you put into your body is nutritious. If you have gotten used to a poor diet, clean it up and use healthy, wholesome foods when preparing meals and snacks. Remember that your baby gets his/her nutrients from the food you eat so growth and development hinge on healthy choices and well balanced meals.

Don’t fill your diet with “empty calories” such as soft drinks. Caffeine is bad for the baby and you. Instead, try drinking flavored water, fruit juice, or skim milk. When you reach for a snack, try fruits and veggies instead of candy bars or cookies.

Pick foods that are good for both of you such as grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, and beans. Since you will need more energy during this time you might want to increase your calorie intake. Most women also need more protein and extra vitamins in their diet.

Your doctor will be able to help you with serving sizes and proper portions specifically geared towards you and your baby. Here is a general pregnancy health food guide:

Grains – 6 to 9 servings a day

Fruits and Vegetables – 5 or more servings a day

Dairy – 4 or more servings a day

Meat and beans – 2 or more servings per day

There are also certain foods that you will need to stay away from completely. These include raw seafood, refrigerated smoked seafood and meat spreads, raw sprouts, unpasteurized cheeses, fish containing high mercury levels, certain herbs, hot dogs, and others.

Vitamins for Pregnancy Health

Prenatal vitamins are made specifically for expectant moms. They provide vital nutrients that might be missing in your diet including iron, calcium, and folic acid. Make sure to consult your doctor as to what kind of prenatal vitamins and supplements you need. It is important to take the right amount of these because taking too much or too little can harmful to your baby.

Prenatal multivitamins vary a great deal. Some are by prescription only while others can be purchased over the counter. There are several different forms including tablets, soft chews, and liquid. Once again, it is important to talk with your doctor in order to get exactly what you need.

If possible, find one vitamin that can cover all the bases. Take the recommended dose only. Try not to combine lots of vitamins because you run the risk of taking too much of a particular supplement. You are taking these for your pregnancy health so make sure they are doing their job for you and baby.

Be aware of any food products you should not consume in conjunction with your medication. These vary depending on the content of your multivitamin. You should not take your prenatal vitamin with milk or dairy products because calcium has a tendency to make absorption difficult.

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Physical Fitness for Pregnancy Health

Staying fit while pregnant has many benefits and contributes greatly to your overall pregnancy health. Pregnant moms who exercise tend to feel better, have more energy and experience less fatigue. They also tend to have less back pain and tension. Of course, fit moms are more physically prepared to go through child birth and have an easier time losing weight after giving birth.

If you already have an exercise routine you might be able to safely continue by modifying it. If you are not in the best shape, don’t worry. There are ways to exercise for any level of physical fitness. The big thing here is not to put it off and consult your doctor before taking on an exercise program.

There are so many options when it comes to exercising while pregnant. Yoga, walking, dancing, and swimming are all great ways to work out. Indoor cycling and low impact aerobics are also great choices. You can even search the internet for low impact exercise video feeds specifically geared toward mom to be.

If you have not exercised in a while and are out of shape try to start slowly. Stretching, toning, and strengthening exercises can help as well as any low impact activity. Try to find a place where you can walk such as the park, your neighborhood, or even the mall.

Please be aware that there are situations when exercising is not a good idea. If your pregnancy is high risk or if you have health issues please follow your doctor’s orders without exception. Make sure that there aren’t any health conditions that you are not aware of before beginning any type of activity. All exercise should be approved by your physician before beginning.

Final Thoughts

During outdoor activity be aware of unsteady ground. Listen to what your body is telling you. If you are out of breath, take a break. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Try to exercise regularly and no less than 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes each time. In order to achieve pregnancy health, use common sense and don’t undertake anything strenuous.

Thứ Hai, 30 tháng 11, 2015

Best Baby Gates Guide Cardinal Gates Stairway Special Gate

Cardinal Gates Stairway Special Gate provides maximum protection for your little ones when they are playing. This baby gate is designed to provide maximum safety at the top of the stairs. However, it can also be used in other areas.

The latch is designed in a way that ensures that your kids will never be able to open it. You will therefore be assured that your children are safe at all times. This gives you peace of mind so that you carry on with your daily routine. Its door opens away from the stairs to ensure that it will never open despite the amount of pushing it receives.

The door can be set to open in both directions when the gate is mounted in other areas like the kitchen or living room. The door only opens in one direction when the gate is mounted at the top of the stairs. The latch does not have any parts that children can swallow or put in their ears. It comes with an optional stop bracket that prevents accidental opening over a stair way ensuring that your children will always be safe. It has a height of 29.5 inches which means that your kids will not be able to jump over it. The width of the gate can be adjusted from 27’’ to 42.5’’. This makes this gate very versatile as you can use in a wide range of areas.

One of the most unique aspects of this baby gate is that you can be able to mount it at an angle of 30 degrees. This allows the gate to fit perfectly and securely at the top of the stairs. Mounting it an angle does not affect the effectiveness of the latch. The gate is suitable for grandparents or other individuals who are not able to move their feet correctly since it has no bottom piece at the door that can trip them. It is constructed of aluminum making it durable as it will never rust. Aluminum also makes the gate light and you will therefore not have to worry about breaking your back when moving it. It has a powder coated finish that enhances its durability and makes it easy to clean.

If you intend to use the baby gate outdoors you can buy a stainless steel hardware pack that is sold separately. Operating the latch of this gate can be tricky. However, it is better you spend some time operating it than risk having a simple to operate latch that will make your kids to fall down the stairs. This baby gate provides maximum safety for your little ones.