Furniture Like New After a few
seasons' worth of weather and wear, white
resin furniture may become stained or
discolored. The Institute's Home Care
Department found that though almost any
cleaner will remove surface grime, only
all-purpose cleaners such as Pro Formula
409 and Fantastik All Purpose Cleaner
restored whiteness even performing
better than cleaners containing bleach.
To get more life out of resin furniture,
clean it at the end of the season, then
cover or store indoors. When you take it
out in spring, coat it with a thin layer
of automobile paste wax for an extra
layer of protection.
Carpet Stains Spots that
reappear after cleaning are actually a
combination of the dissolved soil and the
cleaning product that was worked into the
base of the carpet during cleaning. The
dirt "wicks" back to the
surface as the carpet dries. To keep
spots from resurfacing, lay several
sheets of paper towel over the freshly
cleaned section and place a heavy object,
like a book, on top. Leave in place for a
few hours or overnight. As the carpet
dries, any residual stain and cleaner
will be absorbed by the toweling.
excuses and get back to the gym
This is the year you're going
to triumph over your inner slug.
You're going to start exercising,
stick to it and get into shape.
How many years in a row have you
made that vow? Why can't you
stick to it, when that
insufferable friend of yours
stays so motivated? Here, a plan
of action for quitters. To find
rebuttals to your best exercise
excuses, learn how to ease back
into fitness after a
"vacation" and to
discover winning strategies for
keeping fit, check out these links.
More than just BBs
The Internet was first
developed back in 1969 by the U.
S. Defense Department and was
originally called ARPANET, or
Advanced Research Projects Agency
Network. This robust and reliable
network was developed in the
event of a thermonuclear attack.
By 1986, the National Science
Foundation (NSF) linked their
high speed supercomputers
together to provide scientists
with greater computing power, and
later joined forces with the
Defense Department to provide the
basic infrastructure known as the
More than 58 million
people worldwide are connected to
the Internet. Although originally
developed by the government, in
recent years the Internet has
come to represent each of us:
neighborhood public libraries,
schools, hospitals, colleges and
individuals, business people and
Click here to learn more about
the infrastructure of the
Internet and what it can do for
Your Road Map to a
10 Steps You Can Take Now! By
Barbara Mlotek Whelehan
Five of six
adults have less than $100,000 saved for their
retirement. Less than one in three Americans within 15
years of retirement has saved that much. Senior citizens
aren't any better off. The median annual income of
retirees is only $12,000, half of which is typically
supplied by Social Security. And this is after the
greatest run-up of security prices in history.
fact that you're reading this article is proof that you
don't want to follow the hordes and leave everything to
chance. But creating financial security is not as easy as
it looks. Experts universally agree: To succeed in the
market requires a plan -- a road map, if you will -- in
which you carefully consider each crucial step.
Here we provide a ten-step road map to a
winning portfolio. It isn't the only route, but if you
follow it, it will take you where you want to go and you
will ultimately be able to count yourself among the
successful mutual fund investors.
Employment advisers usually recommend
against leaving a large Gap in a job résumé. But for
choreographer Travis Payne, 29, it has been an advantage.
Since he designed the swing-dance sequences for a Gap
clothing TV ad last year, his career has skyrocketed.
Read his whole story in USA