The Peppa Pig Parenting Predicament

I know what youre thinking.I havent seen such good alliteration since secondary school English class.Unless youve been living under a rock for the fifteen years since she first graced our screens, the chances are pretty good that you know exactly who Peppa Pig is. If you dont, then I envy you. Only parents or those with young siblings truly understand just how torturous an experience having to listen to a cartoon pig constantly whining can be.

As I type this article Im sat on my new garden furniture, basking in what is undoubtedly the last bit of sunshine the UK will see this year. Over the sound of my typing, I can hear children playing in a nearby garden. I find it highly amusing that I sit and type this particular article, I can hear a child shouting that she wants to watch Peppa Pig.

In fifteen years the show has transformed from something which nearly never made it to air, to being shown in 170 countries and translated into 40 languages. The official Peppa Pig Youtube channel has more than 9 million subscribers (most of these are undoubtedly parents, unaware that their child has subscribed), and the show has led to the creation of all manners of merchandise, clothing, toys, DVDs, music albums and even a theme park. Kids love that irritating little hog.My children are no exception. Or they used to be. My daughter Isabella is five, so shes grown out of it, but when she was younger its all she ever wanted to watch. My son Jacob is two and it is currently one of his favourite to watch.I try not to pay much attention to the TV when my kids are watching it, so after almost six years of parenting, its pretty much become background noise now. But given the sheer amount of time combined my children have spent watching Peppa Pig, Ive picked up a few snippets here and there, which have led me to one conclusion.

Peppa Pig is a rude, obnoxious little brat, and Id be horrified if either of my children turned out like her.Now the parents among you, and those with younger siblings will no doubt have some inkling as to where Im going with this. But for the blissfully unaware, let me give you some insight into the life of Peppa Pig.

1) Shes a sore loser, and rude to pretty much everyone.Youre not my friend anymore is one of Peppas favourite phrases. If things arent going her way, or someone does something she doesnt like, Peppa is not afraid to say Bye-bye to her friends. The clip below, infamous among parents and meme-lovers demonstrates exactly what I mean:Now, some might say that her character is written to be realistic of how real children might act. But is this the behaviour we want our children to emulate? Jacob is two, far too young to understand whats happening in the show. He likes it because its colourful, and Peppa has a funny voice. Thats about it. But in a year or so, he may have developed more of an understanding of some of the concepts depicted in the show. Do I want him starting school thinking that friendships are based on the rule of Do what I want or get lost? No thank you.2) Peppa constantly fat-shames her Daddy.The shows writers were apparently unable to make a single episode that didnt involve Peppa making some sort of reference to Daddy Pigs Big Tummy.

The above video is over an hour-long, but you only need to watch the first fifteen seconds to see what I mean. In this episode, Peppa and George are playing in their secret treehouse. She decides that the secret password is Daddys Big Tummy, which prompts much laughter from the rest of the family at Daddy Pigs expense. In other episodes, she tells Daddy Pig that he is too big to go down the slide with George, that he needs to do more exercise, that his tummy is too big for him to dive into a swimming pool.And we wonder why children become bullies? Now Im not for a moment suggesting that if a child becomes a bully then it is solely the fault of a cartoon pig. But for young children to watch scenes depicting fat-shaming makes these attitudes appear normal. Ive written previously about child obesity, how an increasing number of children are already overweight when they start school. Do you want your child to think its normal to make fun of another childs big tummy because Peppa Pig does it? Or even worse, how would you feel if your child was on the receiving end of such comments?And while were on the topic of Daddy Pig3) The Shows Portrayal of Men Leaves A lot To Be DesiredSilly Daddy is something I hear quite often from my children and no doubt that obnoxious little pig is to blame. Its what Peppa says gleefully after watching Daddy Pig lose his glasses, knock a hole through a wall while hanging a picture, or mistaking what day it is and being late for work. The general attitude of the show is that the lead male character is fat, lazy and incompetent, who likes to do nothing more than watch television and eat chocolate cake. Female characters, on the other hand, are portrayed in a completely different light.One particular episode shows Miss Rabbit, the shows resident multi-tasking superwoman, taking a sick day from her multiple jobs as a bus driver, running an ice-cream stand, and working in a supermarket. Other characters (two of which are male) offer to step in and cover while she is off sick but they are seemingly not up to the task.Everyone makes the same joke that women can multitask and men cant. But portraying men as incompetent and lazy as a direct comparison to women is a lesson we should not be teaching our children, particularly in this day and age where we are constantly banging on about inequality. Imagine if the roles were reversed, and it was Mummy Pig or Miss Rabbit failing to do Daddy Pigs job while hes sick. Would it be acceptable then, to send the message to preschool children that one gender is superior to the other? I think not.4) Shes a Terrible Big SisterHaving an older daughter and a younger son, I can relate to this one somewhat. Jacob absolutely worships the ground that Isabella walks on. He loves playing with her, he just wants to be involved. She cant wear one of her Disney Princess dresses without him wanting to put one on and dance around with her. Most of the time they get along. Yes, they wind each other up. Yes, they dont always play well together, sometimes Isabella wants to play on her own.But Peppa Pig on the other hand? Whether it be because hes a boy or hes too little, George is constantly excluded from her games, particularly when shes with her friends. Is this a lesson we want our children to learn? Or should we expect more from the little porker, who regrettably is now considered something of a role model to children worldwide?But its only a cartoon!I know. But it is aimed at preschool children, who have brains like sponges. The interactions between these characters will form some part of their understanding of relationship dynamics. This is why it is so important that the way these characters behave around one another reflects the values and behaviours wed want to see in our children.

Im not going to stop my son from watching Peppa Pig. But it has made me reconsider just how much he should be watching a show whose main character displays some of these negative behaviours, particularly as he gets older and reaches preschool age.Most parents can handle that insufferable little pig in small doses. But if you really cant stomach any more of her incessant whining?Im sure a few slices of bread and some HP sauce will make it much more palatable.Jon Peters is a 28-year old writer from the UK. If you reached this far down the page, welcome! Im glad you could join us. If you enjoyed this post and would like to read more of what I have to say, you can get to my profile by clickinghere


How to fit 3 children car seats into the back of a car

Unfortunately very few cars properly fit 3 car seats, and cramming them all in there may actually decrease the safety of the seat. If you do end up putting one in the front seat, make sure you consider the front passenger air bags - they need to be disabled for many car seats or they can cause significant harm

How Corporates Care for Kids
In recent years, weve seen a resurgence of marketing campaigns targeted at children Coles Little Shop , Woolworths Mr Squiggle, and Commonwealth Banks Dollarmites. Each tries to get children to interact with the company in some way and to engage with its product or service. This is fascinating from a behavioural economics perspective because you can take one of two approaches to such campaigns: the boring take, and the interesting take.The boring take is that these programs exploit parents affection for their children by having the children nag their parents to engage more with the companys product. Were familiar with this line it used to be used to argue for restrictions on fast food advertising during childrens time on TV.The interesting take is that these programs can be mutually beneficial for both parties. They can be good for parents, because they allow them to better integrate the experience of interacting with the company into the family lifestyle in a way that can be beneficial for children as well. And yes, they can be good for companies because while theyre probably relatively marginal in terms of profit, they help to better build the experience of interacting them into family lifestyles (to be sure from a young age) and build customer loyalty.I know what youre about to say. Brendan, youve sold your soul to evil corporations who exploit children to boost their bottom line. Well sometimes I think a nice well-paid corporate job would be very pleasant. But that aside, let me walk you through the argument by introducing you to a unique perspective in behavioural economics that was developed by my doctoral advisor Associate Professor Peter Earl when he was himself a doctoral student at Cambridge.Lifestyle economics, a sub-branch of behavioural economics, begins from the realisation put forward by the Nobel Prizewinner Herbert Simon, later Ron Heiner, and most recently Barry Schwartz that decision making is costly, and we dont have the cognitive resources to be able to make heavily involved rational decisions.We dont go about our lives, for the most part, making fairly cognitively involved trade offs of costs and benefits to make conscious decisions about what to do. We literally cant! We save that for the big stuff, for the really important decisions like choosing where to send our children to school or which city to live in.Instead, we go about our lives acting out routines which we discover over time to, broadly speaking, work to get us what we need. Its important to note that this is not irrational behaviour. We tend to call this procedural rationality in behavioural economics, because it involves developing a procedure which allows us to make fairly good decisions without crippling us.If we collect all these routines into a totality, we get what we call your lifestyle. The set of routines you have which characterise how you go about your life.Now when we interact with a company such as Coles or Commonwealth Bank, we typically will run one of these routines by visiting the store/branch or website to obtain the product or services we need. Simple enough.But a lot of us also have children. And when were running that routine as part of everyday life, we would usually have to take time away from interacting with our children to take care of the business of everyday life. Or we might have to just ask them to be present and behave sit quietly and let us go about that business.What a campaign such as Little Shop or Dollarmites does is to allow us, in principle, to include our children and integrate them into the family routine, and in a manner which can actually be beneficial for them. They create an incentive for children to participate in the routine by creating an objective to be achieved by engaging with it which they find attractive. It allows us to gamify the routine somewhat and make it attractive for children to engage with.For instance, when we visit the supermarket, an objective like getting a mini brand collectible with Coles Little Shop or Woolworths Mr Squiggle provides us with a way to give our children an attractive objective to help us with the shopping. Thats beneficial for children too, because they start to learn the routine of shopping which they will eventually have to action themselves.Similarly, when were doing our internet banking, a program like Dollarmite allows us to include our children to participate in the routine with us as well as on their own. We can set aside a time each day for the family to sit down and go through both Dad and Little Johnnys finances and together work up to being able to play the game at the end. Thats, again beneficial for children, because they start to learn the routine of internet banking and money management which they will eventually have to action themselves.Now if youre an imaginative parent you can work out some way to do that anyway through gamification techniques. But it might take some expense like buying a treat or some such, and requires a bit of thought. Whats nice about such a campaign from a company is that its there, almost ready to use as a way to better integrate our children into the family lifestyle.I for one find that almost rather poignant. Such programs as Little Shop or Dollarmite allow us to include children better into the experience of the family lifestyle and help them develop routines which they will have to execute themselves, where they would otherwise have to simply sit and let us get on with it. Thats good for us, good for our kids, and the company gets something from it as well as a degree of loyalty is developed while we build our lifestyle around interacting with it.Some will look at the resurgence of marketing campaigns targeted at children and be horrified by companies trying to interact with them and get them to engage with the companys product. I think this is boring. The more interesting perspective, which we obtain from behavioural lifestyle economics, is that such programs allow parents to better integrate children into the experience of interacting with the company to obtain its product or services into the family lifestyle.Theyre good for us, because they allow us to better include our children in actioning the various routines which comprise the family lifestyle. Theyre good for our children, because they allow them to become better engaged with routines they will have to learn to action themselves. And theyre good for companies by helping them become built into the family routine and endowed with a certain loyalty.This story originally appeared on The Spectator Australia: Flat White.·RELATED QUESTIONHow to fit 3 children car seats into the back of a carThe mifold ( is a compact booster seat alternative that also brings the strap down. It's certified in the USA, EU, and Canada and is very affordable.We use the mifold for several of my kids and relatives and it works great - the only issue is that you do have to put it on a certain way, so it's best used by older kids who know how to make sure they're using it with the strap in the right position. Using that for your oldest should certainly be an option.Another option, albeit more pricey and intended for those with multiple children (twins/triplets/quadruplets) in the UK is the Multimac - it allows you to fit up to 4 kids across the rear seat.
Kids Dont Care About Skin Color
Young children can teach all of us a life lesson on inclusion.When my son was three years old, I took him out for some father-son time. As a rite of passage, I introduced him to a good burger and fries at a local restaurant.He clutched my hand as we walked out of the restaurant. The early evening sun was still shining bright in the sky. It was too soon to go home, so we headed to an area park to burn off a bit of energy.Normally, I would hop on the playground equipment right along with him. But since other kids were there, I opted to sit on a nearby bench and let him run around with his own age group. He was having a ball, and I was content sitting quietly to allow my burger to digest.Something became apparent while watching the kids running and squealing with delight.I realized my blond, blue-eyed son was very easy to spot. He was the only Caucasian child in the entire park. All the other kids appeared to be African-American.Did it bother me? Not at all. It was just an observation I could not help but notice.Then I noticed something else. My son did not care either. He was climbing up ladders, down slides, and swinging with the other kids, completely oblivious to the fact that he looked much different than any of them.The other kids also did not seem to mind. They had no problem including the white kid who had joined them.To these kids, it didnt matter the color of their skin. All that mattered to them was their shared interest in having fun and enjoying life.Awhile later, we returned to the car, and I strapped my tired son in his car seat. Driving home, we talked about the good burgers and how much fun he had at the park. He asked no questions nor made any comments about the skin color of the other kids. To him, they were just playmates he enjoyed spending time with.At what point in our lives do we start to form biases toward people who look different than us? At what age do some people decide to look at other ethnicities with suspicion?My now adult son still has no issue with race. He currently shares an apartment with two Asian-American friends from high school. He is technically the minority in his own household. He grew up judging people based on their character, not their skin tone.As I recall sitting on the park bench watching thosekids, I can only hope their futures turned out just as bright as the genuine joy on their faces that night.I will always appreciate how they included my son in their playtime. I sincerely hope they have received the same level of inclusion and respect over the rest of their childhoods.Sadly, I am very doubtful of that, especially due to the recent protests going on around the world. And that should prompt all of us to hold up a mirror to ourselves and ask how we can raise the next generation of adults better than those before us.If you are are reading this sentence, thank you for being with me until the end!·RELATED QUESTIONHow to fit 3 children car seats into the back of a carI can fit in 2 car seat and an infant carrier in many different cars Opel Agila, Renault Megane, Opel Astra ... using seat belts. It is a hassle, so I start with the middle seat (not the infant carrier) and then add the two on the doors. I have to do it on many cars, because we do car sharing, but it always worked out somehow.
Let's Talk About the Application of Thermal Conductive Silica Gel in LED Lighting Industry
Thermal conductive silica gel sheet is a widely used thermal conductive interface material. It is in the form of sheet, high pressure shrinkage, high reliability, high temperature resistance, excellent thermal conductivity and insulation, with viscosity on the surface, simple and convenient construction. It can be die-cut and punched according to the size and shape of heating devices.Heat conductive silica gel sheet is a kind of heat conductive medium material made by calendering with silica gel as the base material and adding various auxiliary materials such as metal oxides. It is usually called heat conductive gasket, heat conductive silica gel gasket, heat conductive silicon film, soft heat conductive gasket, heat conductive silica gel pad, etc. it is specially produced for the design scheme of using the gap to transfer heat and can fill the gap, It not only completes the heat transfer between the heating part and the heat dissipation part, but also plays the roles of insulation, shock absorption and sealing. It can meet the design requirements of miniaturization and ultra-thin equipment. It is a good heat conduction filling material with manufacturability and usability, and has a wide range of thickness and Application.Led thermal conductive silicon film is mainly used between aluminum substrate and heat sink, between aluminum substrate and shell, etc. Today, we mainly introduce the successful application of thermal conductive silica gel sheet in LED industry: there are many kinds of LED lamps. For indoor LED lamps, thermal conductive silica gel sheet with relatively low thermal conductivity is generally used, which can reduce the cost of the product and meet the needs of the product itself. For some outdoor high-power LED lamps, such as street lamps, the power is much higher than other indoor lamps, In order to better heat dissipation of lamps and improve the service life of lamps, thermal conductive silica gel sheets with relatively high thermal conductivity are generally used.The inherent viscosity of the heat-conducting silica gel sheet facilitates the construction. If the customer needs the heat-conducting silica gel sheet to have strong viscosity to replace the screw fixation, he can also choose to give one-sided or double-sided adhesive backing to the heat-conducting silica gel sheet. If the heat-conducting silica gel sheet needs to lock the screw, please remember to choose the heat-conducting silica gel sheet containing glass fiber cloth, which has the properties of anti puncture and anti tear. In short, the heat conductive silica gel sheet can be customized according to customer requirements to meet customer needs. It can be die-cut and punched according to the size and shape of heating devices.
7 Tips to Help You Sell Your Farm Fresh Eggs for More Money
The continuing trend of raising backyard chickens has had an unintended negative effect on those selling their extra eggs. Due to a steady supply of fresh eggs from backyard flocks and small local farms at markets, roadside stands and feed stores, egg prices are being kept artificially low. But there are some things you can do to help you sell your fresh eggs for a bit more money. When you begin to calculate your expenses - including egg cartons, labels, business cards, feed, supplements, supplies, the chickens themselves, plus their coop and run, not to mention a little something for your time, and gas to get to the market - it's often hard to sell a dozen eggs for a high enough price to simply break even. Many times, local eggs are sold for about the same price as store-bought eggs, despite being fresher and more nutritious AND laid by happy hens. And when you sell your eggs, you are not only competing against the low grocery-store prices, but also against other local sellers. Studies have shown that buyers will more likely make a purchase when you engage more than one of their senses. So by enticing potential shoppers' sense of touch, sight, sound and possibly even taste, you have a better chance at making that sale. Here are some tips to engage the senses, get your eggs to stand out from the crowd and possibly even fetch a premium price. If you are selling at a farmers' market or fair, crack an egg into a bowl to show potential buyers how great your eggs look. Eggs from chickens that eat a lot of herbs, grass and weeds will naturally have more vibrant yolks and look fresher than store-bought eggs from caged chickens. But you can bump up the wow factor of your chickens' egg yolks even more by feeding foods high in xanthophyll, a carotenoid with a naturally orange pigment. Some foods rich in xanthophyll include basil, carrots, corn, marigolds, parsley, pumpkin, red cabbage and the leaves of most green plants. Adding a pop of color to your cartons can entice buyers to your table. Raise some chickens that lay blue, green or cream-colored eggs to create some eye candy in your cartons! Chicken eggs can be a dime a dozen because of the large supply available, but there are other types of poultry that lay eggs. Duck eggs are larger than chicken eggs and thought to be to be better for baking due to their higher fat content. Tiny quail eggs are considered a delicacy and are often pickled or used by five-star chefs to top burgers or salads due to their smaller size and relative rarity. There might also be a market for turkey and goose eggs in your area - and you will likely be able to set your own price. Studies show that someone is more likely to purchase an item if they have touched or held it. Consider putting out a basket of eggs on your table and handing an egg to anyone who stops at your table. Give out free samples - let people take home an egg to try it for themselves. Hopefully, that will compel them to come back the next week to buy - if they do not buy a dozen eggs on the spot. Make your packaging unique. Instead of simply packaging your eggs in cartons and stacking them on the table, why not tie a pretty ribbon or some baker's twine around the carton and attach a wildflower or sprig of herbs? Maybe even tuck a simple egg recipe in. Or fill large baskets or metal pails with eggs and let your buyers hand select a dozen to put in their carton. And do not forget to pass out business cards. Sending each customer away with your contact information is a must to make it easy for them to locate you when they are ready to reorder. Studies have shown that chickens raised on pasture produce more nutritious eggs than chickens that never see the light of day or step foot on grass. Pasture-raised chickens have access to a more diverse diet, including a variety of forages and insects, which can lead to increased levels of vitamins A and E and omega-3 fatty acids. Other studies have shown that chickens raised on grass lay eggs that are lower in cholesterol than those raised on a commercial feed-only diet. Share this information with your potential customers by printing out a nutritional comparison on cards or handouts that they can take home with them - and be sure the handout has your contact information on it too! If possible, play a recording of chickens softly clucking with an occasional rooster crowing at your booth. The sound of happy chickens in the background will work to engage yet another sense and hopefully give your buyers the urge to bring home some farm fresh eggs! And back to sight for a minute, photographs of your chickens or a large poster showing them happily roaming a field can help reinforce the positive image of your farm and your eggs - you are putting faces and even names to the producers! Using a little creativity will give you a leg up on your competition and hopefully fetch higher prices for your delicious, fresh eggs! Also check your state Department of Agriculture's egg laws or cottage-food regulations, so you are aware of egg grading, handling and storing requirements, rules about the reuse of cartons and carton labeling regulations - including the use of such terms as organic, free-range and pasture-raised. Your local extension service should be able to point you in the right direction to get that information or you can find it online. Egg laws vary state by state.Where do they sell jacuzzi?Jacuzzis R us Sells pretty good ones ay low prices Or craigslist Has one for free in LA Go quick
Need Help Finding Kitchen Items and Sofa?
The daybed and the island appear custom made to me. Any of the kitchen redesigners should be able to replicate the island without difficulty. The "tiles" on the floor are flagstone and any slab or rock yard has them, but to use on subflooring you need them guaged so that they all lay even. You really should go to a granite yard to look at the slabs because every yard calls their granite colors by something different with a few exceptions that are industry wide (like absolute black granite because it comes from only one mine in India)1. dog urine on my sofa?I just bought this product last week. It takes EVERYTHING out. It's called Folex and you can find it at Walmart. It's cheap too2. Is my sofa ruined? Help!?!?Just in case scratch it all over. Apply the oil to make it match. This is creativity. You just might like the new look3. Bernhardt sofa back support fallen off internally. Springs OK. Any ideas how to fix the sofa?Well, hubby fixed ours by opening it up, finding the broken piece and replacing it with fresh wood and screws and like the guy earlier stated, problem solve--then he used his staple gun to put the upholstery back in place. Worked quite well and looked professional4. Is buying a sofa from Walmart a good idea?Well even Target does not sell quality furniture. We bought a 5 piece dining room table a year ago and it's scratched up. We do not use it daily, it definitely was not worth $225 and likely can not sell it. I would suggest Garage Sale, Estate Sales, Dock 86, Secondhand shops, or Slumberland had a pretty decent sale on the July 4th, I am sure they will have a great sales weekend Labor Day, We bought a chocolate chenille couch for $580 normally $900. Free Delievry.5. how can i get rid of an unwanted sofa?Place it for free on the Craiglist in the free items section. Depending on where you live someone will be there in a snap to pick it up. If you have a digital camera take pictures also and upload them on the listing. Good Luck.6. How can I save my sofa?Get a strong piece of plywood and cover it with foam batting and stick it underneath the couch cushions. It should give enough support until you can replace it. Congrats on the new home.7. how to get candle wax out of upholstry [ sofa ] ?ummm...sarah has a point...but with something that is as fragile as micro-fiber I think personally I would allow the wax to completely harden and pull up as many pieces as I could as carefully as I could . Just so you do not over stretch the fabirc and cause raised spots. you could gently scrape away the rest. If there is still some in the couch...look up the manufacturers recommendations with water. If its okay with water, then use an ice cube to freeze more of it off. Or, you could even just put the ice in a ziplock bag and just do it that way. I would not take an iron to the couch...microfiber is a bit too satin-y for that. Just work slowly and carefully...and keep at it. Good luck.8. How to make Sofa seats "higher"?You could raise the sofa by placing concrete blocks under all 4 corners. Then get some boards & cover them in fabric or paint them or stain them & place them like a "skirt" under the 3 sides of the sofa. You could even give it an industrial look by using metal sheets or gridwork. As for the cushions, you do not say if they are attached or loose. If they are loose, hopefully they are zippered. In which case you will go to a fabric store & buy some dacron sheets & wrap the cushions with the sheets using a spray glue so it does not shift. Use a dry cleaning bag over the cushion to get it to slide easily back into the cover. Using dacron will probably be a lot less expensive than buying new foam cores, but look into that also - just find an upholstery outlet in your area. You can also just put boards under your cushions, but that will just feel firm, not more comfortable. If your cushions are attached there is not much you can do. You can always look for a sofa on craigslist, but just be sure that you disinfect it.
Can I Heat an Outside Chicken Coop with an Underground Heating System?
Can I heat an outside chicken coop with an underground heating system?go too: (it might be .net or ? but try that) You want to find a place called, "The Wall" it is a place just like this where you can post your question. Simply: Yes you can.. but it depends on your heat source to heat the water? Existing boiler? Wood stove etc... I think it would be a great idea to do. YOu could even run a line under their nests if they are off the ground... not too hot now.. just enough to warm the toosh on those reall cold nights! I have seen dog houses heated etc.... You can use Pex pipe, circulator, expansion tank... basic fittings... you will have too have a basic knowledge to put it together and you can find the information at that sight. Just incase they have changed another search point or name would be: Dan Holohan, Hydronic heat, Wethead,,,,, any one of those should pull his site up. Good luck, great idea... it may cost a bit but why not ..— — — — — —What Is a Radiant Floor Heating System?Radiant heat is not exactly a new idea. Turkish and Roman baths were often constructed on raised floors so warm air could circulate underneath and keep things comfortable. Incorporating radiant heating systems into modern dwellings did not become popular, however, until the mid 20th century. Radiant heat has many advantages over other central heat systems, such as forced air, but installation cost is not one of them, especially if you want to add radiant heat to an existing structure. This can be an expensive alternative. However, radiant heat can be one of the most environmentally friendly heating options when used in conjunction with solar heating panels. What Is Radiant Heat? Hydroponic Radiant Floors Unlike in a Turkish bath, the radiant heat in a modern system comes from pipes or electric heating elements embedded in the floor or installed in the joists underneath. In a hydronic system, water circulates through a boiler, which maintains it at a temperature warm enough to heat the floor. This type of system is less costly to operate than an electric system, especially if you supplement the energy source needed to heat the water by using solar panels. The pipes that carry the heated water in a hydronic system are often embedded in concrete, because concrete is a good thermal conductor. The pipes in older systems are usually copper, but newer systems employ polyethylene (PEX) tubing, which is more versatile and easier to install. PEX tubing can even be installed in existing joists, so it is possible to have radiant heat under your hardwood or tile floor without having to tear it up. Electric Radiant Heat The elements in an electric radiant heat system are typically embedded in mats that go between the subfloor and the floor covering. The best time to install these is when you are replacing the floor covering. If your floor is not due for replacement anytime soon, you can also buy mats that fit between the joists and install them from underneath the floor. Three Types of Hydronic Systems You can choose from three different hydronic heating systems: closed, open or heat exchange. Closed system. The boiler is dedicated to the heating system. The main advantage of this type of system is that you can use antifreeze instead of water as the circulating fluid. Antifreeze is less corrosive than water, which is good for the boiler, and it's also more efficient at transferring heat. Open system. The boiler supplies hot water to bathrooms and kitchens as well as the heating system. You save money because you only need one water heater. Heat exchanger. A heat exchange system combines the benefits of both open and closed systems. The pipes that supply the radiant heat system pass through the main water heater, but they are sealed and usually circulate antifreeze instead of water. And you can get creative with a heat exchange system and tie it to a solar heating panel. The pipes from the panel can circulate antifreeze through the water heater as well as the floor, lowering your water heating costs while also providing heat for the house. Pros and Cons of Radiant Heat On the plus side, a radiant heating system puts the heat exactly where you need it-under your feet. As the warm air rises, the room quickly becomes uniformly and comfortably warm without the drafts and convection currents associated with forced air. Another advantage over forced air is that a radiant system has fewer moving parts. The only components you have to service are the boiler-which can double as a hot water heater for the bathroom in a pinch-and the circulation pump, which is a relatively inexpensive item. You will be happy you have radiant heat when the power goes out during a winter storm, because the floor retains heat for a few hours. The main drawback of radiant heat is its installation cost. This probably is not a problem if you are already building or renovating. But if you are not , the cost, which can approach $9.00 per square foot in a smaller house, can definitely be a factor. Another disadvantage is that a radiant heating system does not work well as a cooling system. If you need both heating and cooling, it's usually best to go with a forced air system. As far as electric radiant heat is concerned, it's best suited as a supplement to your existing heating system. It consumes too much electricity to make it practical as a stand-alone heating system for the entire home. Compatible Floor Coverings Not all floor coverings conduct heat well enough to work with radiant heating systems. The best choice is ceramic tile, which conducts heat as well as concrete. Laminate and stone flooring, as well as solid and engineered hardwood, are also suitable. Carpeting and vinyl flooring, however, are not good choices. These materials are poor conductors of heat, and are more likely to trap heat than to allow it to radiate into the room. Should I Go with Radiant Heat? If you are building a new house or you are considering a major renovation, radiant heat should definitely be on your list of options, particularly if the house has high ceilings. The best time to install a radiant heat system is when you are building the floors. Adding radiant heat to an existing structure is more labor-intensive and expensive, but it might make sense if you already have a large, underused water heater in good condition. Keep in mind that you do not need radiant heat in every room. You will probably want it in the bedrooms, bathrooms and living room, but hallways, closets and laundry rooms do not need the extra warmth. If you are on the fence, you can always give radiant heat a test run by purchasing an under-carpet heating mat. This provides the same type of warmth you would get from an actual radiant heating system, and the installation costs are zero.
How Can I Get My Foundation Brush Clean?
You will need not just water but also facial foam as well. Apply a dab of your usual facial wash to your palm and swish the wet brush in the hand in circles. You will see the facial foam changing colour to your foundation. Keep adding and washing off the facial wash until the water runs clear. Leave your brush to dry overnight naturally1. best MAC foundation brush that.....?150. It's fluffy enough to actually pick up the powder and be gentle on your face, but it's dense enough to actually deposit color without making you look like you just dunked your face in a bowl of powder. I totally feel where you are coming from here. I had a 187 and a kabuki brush for a really long time, so if I needed that medium amount of coverage, I was kind of screwed. Haha, for a while, I would use my kabuki, but only put powder on half of it. It worked pretty well, if you want to give that a try. But then I bought a 150, and it's just about all I use now. I use my 187 for Mineralize skinfinishes and blush now. Hope this helps!2. Please answer! How do I apply liquid foundation with an essence of beauty foundation brush without streaks?That results in streaks. You need to use a light hand. Use a feathary technique3. Does anyone know a good foundation brush?Mac has some good brushes and why dont you just check em out over line and get the prices4. How do you apply foundation with a brush on forehead?If you are using liquid foundation, one way to do it would be to dot your forhead with foundation and blend it in a downward motion to your nose. Make sure to use light steady strokes of the foundation brush. I hope you like this method and hope it works out for you.5. I have 2 URGENT questions....?1) It would probably be best if you did not . Lip gloss stays gooey and it might run into your eyes. Trust me, just go without until you get a new tube of mascara. 2) Basic brushes to own: Foundation brush, powder brush, blush brush, and fluffy eyeshadow brush. That should keep you covered until you decide you want to do something a bit more complex with your makeup. Good luck!6. How can I clean my MAC foundation brush?Foundation Brush Mac7. When you apply foundation with a brush does it change the coverage?Brush can give you thicker coverage whilst blending in the foundation, using your fingers you get a lighter coverage. If you decide to use a foundation brush I really like MACs 190 Brush, it is expensive put worth it.8. How do you clean a foundation brush?i use shampoo on mine as for the drying you need to blot out as much water as possilbe and then leave it to air dry. Mine are normally dry the next morning. Plus I only wash my once a week. That is what my makeup consultant told me9. Has anyone out there purchased MAC make-up?yeap..most of their items are sold separately...but sometimes(once in a blue moon,rather..) they sell it in a set...which is much much cheaper compared to wen u buy the exact items separately..( fix foundation compact powder foundation brush - in a cute cosmetic pouch).. so u have to keep a look out for it..or call & enquire the MAC counters abt it. i dun noe if they hav it in ur country..but they hav it in Singapore. =) cheers.10. I really need a good liquid foundation brush!!?Mac brushes are the best!!11. What is the best way to apply cream makeup?I am going to disagree quite a bit here, and this is going to make sense if you use a pricey cream foundation. By using a sponge or beauty blender, you will waste quite a bit of product. My advice is to apply with clean fingers, and use a sponge, beauty blender or foundation brush to blend in the edges, if necessary.12. What's the best liquid foundation/concealer? And what's the best foundation brush?You might like this one Coastal Scents Professional Camouflage Concealer Palette. * 10 Concealers * Can be used by all ages and skin tones * Cream concealers * Very blendable
My Boyfriend Wants to Get Married? We Known Each Other for a Year?
My boyfriend wants to get married? We known each other for a year?You are a pig and you do not deserve him— — — — — —Need help with Guinea Pig.?guinea pigs are very sociable. if you arent planning on getting another, you need to be prepared to spend good quality time with this pet. right now, he sounds lonely and is stressed out because of his new home. he should get over this soon, but if not, or if he stops eating, try the vet--they may advise you to get a second, which you should do early on, before the pig is grown. Some fun things to do with a pig are feeding them treats like carrots, letting them play inside cereal boxes, taking them outside on a leash, and talking to them--most will "answer" back with happy squeaks!— — — — — —Guinea pig squeaking- good or bad?this is the sound a pig makes— — — — — —Have any of you been a compulsive eater?well i dont like finishing my food frist cause it makes me fell like a pig— — — — — —Which breed of pig is best to keep as a pet?It is never a good idea to buy a pet for another person without their knowledge or consent. They may have plans for the future that you are not aware of that do not involve owning that animal, and the animal will likely end up in a shelter. That being said, for an indoor pet, the only really practical pig to keep is a pot belly. They still get anywhere from 75 to 150 lbs, require more care and details than I could fit in this box, and live 10 to 15 years. There are smaller pigs but they are rare / endangered. A Pig will Completely tear up the garden, so she will need fencing to keep it out. She will also need dedicated outdoor space for the pig to roam around and root safely. If piggy is not allowed to root outdoors, piggy will do it indoors. Before buying a pig make sure to check local zoning ordinances for her county and state. Usually available online, at the local public library, or at the county business offices. Also before buying it find a vet in her area that will commit to treating pot belly pigs, you can not just assume the local vet will know pot belly pigs. They require vastly different medical treatment from farm pigs. Cost will Vary from location to location. Expect to pay anywhere from 50 - 200 for the pig if you buy it local, 500 to 600 plus shipping if you use an online breeder. One Bag of Food should be around 15-25 bugs at a local farm supply store and will last a few months. Pigs are social creatures but you do not need more than one pig. Mine keeps great company with our cat.— — — — — —What is the most dirtest funniest joke you have ever heard!?A pig fell in the mud— — — — — —How do I save money? ?Give it to a Pig to keep safe— — — — — —Pig IslandPig Island may refer to: Pig Island (Exuma), the Bahamas Pig Island (Newfoundland and Labrador), Canada Pig Island, New Zealand, in Lake Wakatipu Pig Island (Ottawa, Canada) Pig Island, County Down, a townland in County Down, Northern Ireland Pig Island (Queensland), Australia Pig Island (novel), a British thriller novel "Pig Island" (song), a song by Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford— — — — — —am i turning into a muslim?try first to turn from a pig to a human , then go choose a religion— — — — — —How do you make a homemade football?They used to make them out of animal bladders. Yes, like when they butchered a pig or sheep— — — — — —How do you think the Great Khali would fare as a rugby player?Good scrummager but about as fast as a pig in reverse— — — — — —Do you think this image captures the moment?i wonder if they are pig farmers happy as a pig in .— — — — — —I am thinking about getting a guinea pig and I wondered if their bite hurts?Having raised guinea pigs because i became into knee severe to a hopper, i got here across that not all pigs are going to tame down. My first journey became into with 13 of those critters and maximum all of them weeet weeet weeet each and each time I opened the crisped drawer of the refrigerator, it incredibly is using the fact they knew that i became into getting them lettus, carrots, celery. besides as feeding them a good bowl of alfala pellets that keeps to be crammed each and all of the time, they will grow to be your chum authentic rapid that way and you will maximum possibly get bored of listening to them yet. .I also have a pig right now and he will weet weet at me yet run like heck as quickly as I attitude the cage. as quickly as he's out, he will come working to me and snuggle authentic close for risk-free practices while he spooks which brings up the actuality of guinea pigs. . information.enable them to hearken to the crisper drawer and you saying the comparable element each and each time dazzling formerly you supply him that handle and he will weeet weeet weeet swifter than you would be wanting. I constantly say hereeee pig pig pig repeatedly, the full time additionally, for some reason this is not good to maintain your pig interior 20 ft of your T. V. there are sounds and tones that injury their ears and scares them. i am hoping I helped you. there is not something worse than loving something that would not love you decrease back
My Mom Won't Let Me Go to School Tomorrow?
I have never been in a situation like this but ill try. Try and see if your dad will be able to take care of you sister. If your mom wont accept that then try and reason with maybe going half of the day (you should still be able to turn in your exam reviews) and just bring a note saying why you were late (like personal reasons that usually works) if that doesnt work try talking to your dad. I mean you could always sneak out but ur mom would be really mad. Maybe tell her you cant get an A if you dont go tomorrow. Good Luck i hope you get to go. :)1. Do you think you're going to have school tomorrow?I do not have school on Wednesdays2. i want to bring my whey protein shake to school, can i just make the whey protein shake for school tomorrow?No, it is going to clump up and turn into a mud like substance. Mix it when you are ready to use it3. First day of school tomorrow, can't sleep, help please?I can never sleep the night before the first day either. But I am sure a lot of people wo not know each other at your school, and you will have no problem finding friends. I am starting high school Wednesday and I only know about five people. Whenever I can not sleep, I make a small playlist of my favorite songs and fall asleep listening to it. I use earbuds and they probably fall out as soon as I turn over, but the music distracts my mind and I pay attention to the words instead of my thoughts. Put your iPod under your pillow so it can not fall during the night. Also, use a cheap pair of headphones/earbuds in case you roll over on them or something. For me, it also helps to just envision a completely black space. Good luck! Get off the internet as soon as you read this (but after you pick this as best answer;).4. What should I wear to school tomorrow? Best for 10.?Going for a sexy-sophisticated look? You should wear a black mini skirt with no type of design so that the focus goes to your frilly, semi-colorful blouse/top. Since you are blonde, a forest green would look really great but that's just an idea. Make sure the top is sleeveless so that you can throw on a business-type of jacket which is a darker shade. Black, dark grey, purple, all depending on the shirt you chose. You can wear gladiater sandals or if you want an extra touch and you are that type of girl, nice heals. Just do not make this look like you are trying too hard. I am 14, so I understand. Good luck!! (:.5. what shall i wear to school tomorrow?you shall wear soomething very flattering...maybe some jeans a cute top & some ballet flats. You should wear your hair kind of curly with a skinny headband. That would look so cute!!.6. I've been using Tazorac (a retinoid) and my skin is peeling I have school tomorrow, how do I hide this or makeTry using a penis health creme every day. If you get a good creme containing vitamins and nutrients, you will stop that peeling in its tracks! Good luck!7. Poll: what are you gonna wear to school tomorrow?A Ramones shirt tucked into a high- waisted black skirt that has floral print with shear tights and my black booties. I will probably wear my hair down and messy, kinda like my profile pic8. What to wear to school tomorrow?dark wash skinny jeans 1 pink graphic tshirt/patriotic jerse gold sandal bracelets necklace earrings that are silver. hope this helps!9. What to wear for first day of school tomorrow?WEAR THE OPTION#1 :) FOR EYESHADOW USE LIGHT PINK U CAN STILL USED EYE SHADOW JUST B EXTRA CAREFUL N ACCESORIES A NICE BRACELET OR NICE NECKLEES UMMM RINGS BELT? CLIPS 4 UR HAIR? EARINGS ?10. What Shall I Wear To School Tomorrow?I would wear a pink tee shirt from Hollister or any other store with skinny jeans and your Real Brown UGGS. This is what I am wearing to school tomorrow!
Pease I Need Help Fast, I Have a Peugeot 306 1.4 Fuel Injector?
because you did not pin it, if you've rotated it or it has rotated you could get the timing 180 degrees out. which will mess up your injection timing and it will run very badly No.1 and no.4 can not both be at TDC. TDC is the "spark" stroke. you need to look at the crank timing marks and line up the scribed line on the flywheel to 0 degrees. that will make sure that no.1 is at TDC and that no.4 is on it's "dead" stroke. I am sure you can pin the crank at 0 or there abouts. you need to set up the cam so that NO.4 cylinder is on the INLET stroke when rotated clockwise. set it so that the lobes are not touching the valves with equal distance. after you've done this, you should be able to pin through the gear into the head with I think an M8 bolt. timing should be set, bolt the head down but do not torque it up! fit the belt and tension it moderately. rotate the engine by hand just to double check that valves are not going to hit on startup. if the valves hit you've not followed what I've said. if they do not hit the pistons, then you need to torque the head down and in the correct order. tension the belt so that you can not turn it more than 1/4 between 2 pulleys with the shortest distance. if the engine runs smooth then that's you done. I am not liable for any damage you cause. Since you did not pin it makes me think you do not know/understand what you are doing fully so your best bet is to get a mechanic! then you can moan at him if something goes wrong. good luck. P.S buy yourself a haynes manual.1. Is a $90 fuel injector service worth it?Well unless you know how to do it yourself you get charged extra for the labor cost. Typically, the chemical fluid itself costs about anywhere from 10 to 15 dollars.2. Car shutting off while driving. Steering wheel locks up, fuel injector system problem?Replace both of those relays. And in the future, do not buy a car from auction.3. How can Nissan make a V6 engine more powerful than Jeeps V6?Horsepower can be affected by a LOT of things ... the type of fuel injector used... the richness of the fuel mixture within the combustion chamber... the gear ratio... the way an engine is tuned... the exhaust system... etc., etc., etc4. Catalytic Converter? Transmission? or Fuel Injector problems on 2001 Chevy Impala?The first thing I would do is get a tune up. That sounds like the worst problem. But that does not have anything to do with the starting problem5. Hey, took car to shop. They said that the problem isn't the spark,compression,fuel pump,fuel injector pulsereally need more info what was the original problem? Was the car setting for awhile? bad gas can make a car run poorly or not at all. injector might be stopped up. has it been hot?(over heated) have you checked for vacuum leaks? as for the shop you are using find another shop and stay away from that one your shop should be able to diagnose your problem and fix it also have timing checked6. How often should I add fuel injector to my gas?3M Total Fuel System Cleaner and Chevron Techron Fuel System Cleaner are better, stronger products than the other county fair alixir's on parts store shelves. If the car is driven at fast maximum highway speeds you likely will never need it. Slow-poke town driving will pack more carbon in the combustion chambers, behind the valves and dirty-up the fuel injection nozzles. In this case, once or twice a year in an empty fuel tank then fill it as per instructions on the bottle is enough.7. Why is my fuel injector not getting power?As Kelly says, follow the wire. You have to trace the wire back (a wiring diagram of the bike would help), looking for the last place there is voltage and the first place there is no voltage. The problem is between these 2 points