Jan 262015

Many people have gotten tattoos in the last few decade. Even though we know that tattoos are permanent, many folk think that a little ink is a small price to pay for love. However, we know that love can be a temporary affliction for some and yet the ink is a constant reminder of lover or period of your life that is best forgotten. This is why laser tattoo removal is becoming such an important and necessary service. Like tattoo artists, not all tattoo removal is as professional as Clarkston Dermatology.

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Going to a professional dermatologist for laser hair removal or tattoo removal in Michigan is simple. There are many that offer these services like hair salons and even some tattoo shops. However, letting someone use an industrial laser on you is tricky and requires a trained and skilled professional. Having a dermatologist perform these tasks is recommended since they understand skin and how the laser will affect it. Yes, you may end up removing hair or tattoo but you can also end up with scarring that just makes it all look worse. Everyone is trying to save a buck but in cases of skin-care or even cool sculpting, the non-surgical fat reduction technique that uses cold to freeze the fat, going to a professional physician is advised.

I remember getting my first tattoo and seeing my cousin a couple of months afterwards. My Mother had to tell him that I had a tattoo. My cousin, a dermatologist, informed me that when I was ready, he would gladly remove it for me. I never took him up on that but this opened up the conversation to other services that dermatologists do go beyond what we know as lay folk. It behooves us to investigate this especially if we are considering tattoo removal, laser hair removal or coolsculpting.

Today, we have so many options out there to express ourselves. A tattoo is something very personal and should be something we are happy to wear for the rest of our lives. In the off-chance that you get a tattoo that loses its meaning or becomes a subject of shame, then please, go see your dermatologist to clean the slate.

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Jan 132015

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I couldn’t swim and my physical prowess was limited to long distance running so surfing and sports were not really options. My allegiance to the Dodgers started with a trip to Dodger’s Stadium, a Dodger Dog and “hat day”. I married a lady who loved them as much as I do and have worked hard to indoctrinate my kids with the love of Dodger Blue! When we moved to Miami, this became more difficult and finding sports apparel for my kids became imperative.

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Thankfully, Majestic Athletics made it possible to get our kids personalized baseball jerseys in Dodger Blue and we can deck them out with custom baseball jerseys of their favorite players. Whether it’s the Road Jersey for away games when the Dodgers play the Marlins, or performance apparel for my workout routines, Majestic Athletic makes the men’s athletic wear I need.

For the record, it wasn’t easy living 3000 miles from your favorite team. When the kids were younger, we only would get to see them a few times a year when they played the Marlins. When we showed up at the games wearing our Dodger crew neck tees, there was no mistaking who we are there to see. My boys liked wearing their sports apparel to school and representing.

Living back in Southern California, we have been able to get to several games and the boys can experience Dodger Stadium in all its glory. They have enjoyed the perfection of a Dodger Dog and enjoyed a wonderful Los Angeles evening. We have created our own memories and the love of Dodger Blue is engrained in them.

We will be moving away later this year and one of the activities we are committed to is watching a few games before we leave. We are getting a few Dodger hoodies and heading out to watch a game at the beginning of the season in the cool evening air. Wherever we go, the Dodgers will always be with us. We will watch them on TV and represent with our cool baseball jerseys.

Jan 122015

We have dreams. We want to travel and explore this world. We refuse to get comfortable. A few years ago, we experienced a physical set back when Paul was unable to walk for several months due to his back. He had hurt it to the point where his legs would give out and even simple mobility was compromised. We needed to install a portable wheelchair ramp and considered getting an electric motor scooter. Luckily, he was able to regain motion in both his legs and is better health than ever. However, this experience taught us how quickly things can change.

Being prepared for all eventualities means we need to be aware that anything can happen. One of things we have learned by watching our parents age is that mobility can change from one day to the next. A fall can result in a broken bone or hurt back. Yes, medical science can fix us up but that loss of independence can hurt our self-esteem. We plan to keep our independence with Pride Mobility. Whether we purchase one of the scooters from the wide array of Pride models while working hard to regain mobility, we are aware that our independence is crucial for our mental well-being.

Over the years we have seen our family members lose their spark after a fall. They have done what they could with physical therapy, used walkers and canes, but even those means of getting around limit their ability to be with the family if they go out. A travel scooter would have easily fit on the back of the car and given them the freedom of being with us when we went shopping. An adult electric scooter would have made a big difference in their lives and subsequent depression from loss of independence.

All of these experiences serve to prepare us for the future. It prepares us on how to deal with our parent’s or other family member loss of independence. It prepares us to deal with this loss by addressing it quickly. We know we can help them with power lift chairs and scooters. We can openly discuss how they feel about the loss of independence and how we all can help them with it.

Dec 292014

I began smoking at a young age. The habit began as a secret and then evolved into a behavior that was entangled with daily activity. Drink a cup of coffee? Have a cigarette. Have a drink? Have a cigarette. Socialize with friends? Have a cigarette. I tried to limit my smoking to the evenings unless I was on vacation and then it was a free-for-all. Luckily, I quit 2 years ago and have not gone back once. However, that habit is still there and there are some days when the cravings are tough. Electronic Cigarettes lets me still enjoy the feel of smoking without having to leave the fun or smell like an ashtray.

Smoking a vaporizer pen, like the one from Vapin Plus, provides me with a similar smoking experience without the stigma of smoking and without the nasty smell of a cigarette. The draw on a vaporizer pen is a good facsimile of the smoking sensation and, because you can choose the e-liquid flavor and level of nicotine, you can moderate exactly what you are inhaling which was never the case with the cigarettes. Also, in my experience, the savings are tremendous! One tip can last me as much as a week when I use it a couple of times day or even longer if I use it sparingly.

I have changed many of my behaviors in the last few years. Part of the change is that I don’t have to leave the house or room to go have a cigarette. People are more accepting of smoking vaporizer pens and will even be willing to try it. Not having to leave the party to go outside really forces you to stay engaged and be present. For some, this is actually part of the appeal of smoking because it is an excuse for leaving the room! Vaping is an activity that I can enjoy, pretty much anywhere, and I don’t have to leave my friends to enjoy it.

Technology is changing everything and vaporizer pens are part of this tech revolution. It actually is quite surprising that people still smoke cigarettes when such a cleaner and cheaper alternative is widely available to them. I don’t have to use my vaporizer pen all of the time but it is there and charged when I want it and I love having the choice.

Dec 192014

How are you feeling? Wait, don’t answer that just yet. I can probably guess. Spent, right? Both in a literal and figurative sense, right? I mean, who wouldn’t be considering the growing prices in today’s market. Have you seen the price of the latest iPhone? Jesus Christ, the thing costs like an entire computer. If you’re someone who loves to keep up with the trend, you probably find yourself with an empty wallet more than once a month. Tired of drawing funds out of the ATM? Well, I can probably help you with that. Or, at the very least, make you visit the thing less frequently.
How, you ask? Ever hear of the shop called Overstock? Yeah, that place that people keep making jokes about it being literally overstocked with stuff. Well, said jokes aren’t that far from the truth, to be perfectly honest with you, which is awesome in and out of itself. You want to know what’s even more rad though? The overstock deals they give you. Imagine the situation with me right now. You want to buy a new Toshiba 40″ 1080p LED-LCD… okay, let’s skip the theatrics. You’re in the market for a fancy new TV. A big one, too! Christmas is almost here, so you figure you might as well spend a bit. Though, stop and think – do you really want to be with an empty wallet afterwards? The thing already costs quite a bit of money.

Now you find yourself in a predicament. What do you do? Spend money and end up broke afterwards, or deny yourself something you’ve wanted for a reasonably long time? Neither. Simply turn to Overstock, use an overstock coupon, and you’re set to go. I mean, let’s let logic help us here for a second. You use a coupon. You buy that magnificently awesome TV. You have money left over for whatever you desire, be it saving or spending. Sounds like a sweet deal, doesn’t it? What’s even better is that Overstock has a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuge variety of stuff you can choose from, be it beauty products, clothing, electronics, jewelry – you name it. All you need to do to make your life easier while buying stuff is to go there, use one of their coupons for overstock, and the Christmas spirit will hit you like a freight train on crack.

Okay, now let me ask you the same question with a slight addition? How are you feeling after that tidbit of information I just shared with you? Pretty good, right? I mean, who doesn’t like saving money while buying something they’ve always wanted or needed? You won’t feel spent in either sense, and you’ll literally just laugh at the rising prices with your overstock coupon codes in hand. And, heck, if you don’t need anything – buy something for a relative, friend or – if you’re feeling generous – a complete stranger. Might as well spread the Christmas vibe around with all the sweet deals rolling around!