All posts tagged: Zuki

Exercise for Good Nights Sleep

One important key to a restful nights sleep is the amount of physical activity that you get during the day. You will be more likely to relax and fall asleep easily if you are more active during the day. Your goal should be to increase your level of physical activity during each day. Regular exercise will improve your sleep quality and your sleep phases and cycles will become more regular and smoother. Another benefit you gain is that stress and worry become less of a problem in your life because of the changes in your brain chemistry that occur with regular exercise. Studies show a very real relationship between how you feel physically and emotionally and the amount of exercise you get. For your body to be able to function healthily, it requires a certain level of physical activity. One thing to remember, you don’t want to exercise too late in the day. Late afternoon or early in the evening are the best times. Your exercise time should be several hours before time for your …

Spoiled Little Kids (Brats)

I recently read another blog that had some excellent writing on their personal experiences with kids getting completely spoiled by their parents on Christmas and other holidays. Unfortunately, the blog used a fair amount of cursing to get their point across, so I don’t feel all that inclined to link to it from this blog. I try to keep things on the family-friendly side here. It did inspire me to share a few thoughts on the topic though. What exactly is it with parents these days? Ha! You thought I was going to launch right in on the kids, didn’t you? I’ll get to them in a minute. The reason I start in on the parents is it really is their fault. Being spoiled is not a genetic thing, it is a result of upbringing. Sure, tempers and personalities prone to anger can come from those genes a bit – goodness knows my son comes by it honestly – but the blame for being kids being spoiled lies squarely with the parents. It all comes …

Skipping Black Friday

I gave up on Black Friday a long time ago. There, I said it. I have come out of the shopping closet and showed my true colors. There really is nothing I find appealing about Black Friday, and the deals these days simply are just not worth it. I would love for someone to convince me otherwise, but I just don’t care anymore. That said, my wife this year braved the crowds, and very cold weather, to stand in a line to get our kids a Wii game console. We have avoided any sort of gaming device for our kids for years, but this one has won us over from the active play standpoint of their games. At least it requires them to get off of the couch and be involved in the game. Trouble has been, though, finding any in stock. The Wii’s popularity has far outpaced the production capacity, so finding one has been trouble. Fortunately my wife’s choice of store and diligence paid off and we have a box under the tree …

Pet Peeves Still Interest People

It has been some time since I have written on What’s Gotta Go. My lack of compositional volume is not for a lack of things to gripe about, trust me! I thought I would write a little catch-up and insight as to the status of things. A bit over a year ago I started up WGG as an experiment on several levels. First, I wanted to try out WordPress as blog software. Second, I thought it would be interesting to see how well placed a blog like this could get ranked in Google, as a site, and on various topics. Third, I thought it would be fun to rant about some common things people (meaning almost all of us) do that get on the nerves of others around of us. These rants were intended to be in good humor, and often tongue firmly in cheek. Over time I wrote, along with some guest posts, over 250 articles Not too shabby for a non-writer as myself. One of the things I most enjoyed was just attempting …

Say Goodbye To Sleepless Nights With A Portable Hammock

Hammocks are a great accessory to add to your garden or your home. These days there are a variety of hammock stands and portable hammocks available in the market that make it easy for you to carry your hammock with you when you’re on a trip. If you’re not used to sleeping in someone else’s bed, these 2 person hammock can provide you with amazing relief while you’re away from home. Since they are portable, they are lightweight and very easy to move around with. Setting up a portable hammock is very easy and it only takes a few minutes. One of the biggest problems that people face every night is the inability to sleep instantly. There is always some tossing and turning that happens making it extremely uncomfortable for others as well. More often than not the tossing and turning is due to the mattress not being comfortable. However with a hammock this problem never occurs. A hammock works exactly like a cradle. There is a soft rocking motion that soothes the brain and …

Hong Kong protests offer gold some support

Precious metals prices continued lower early on Monday in Europe but at a slower pace than in recent weeks, with pro-Democracy protests in Hong Kong providing a boost to safe-haven buying. Violent clashes between protestors and the police were reported in Hong Kong over the weekend and this morning, with tear gas and water cannons being used to disperse huge crowds blocking access to the financial district. Having traded as low as $1,215.30 at one point this morning, spot gold managed to make back some of the losses and was last a modest 60 cents above Friday’s closing level at $1,219.40/1,220.20 per ounce. The pattern was repeated in silver, which dipped as low as $17.47 before recovering to $17.54/17.59 per ounce, down eight cents. “The precious metals remain vulnerable but gold prices are moving sideways in choppy trading, which suggests both underlying buying and overhead selling,” FastMarkets analyst William Adams said. “The same is true for silver, while the PGMs are still looking for support, which we feel will be found soon given the fundamentals. …

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China gold demand picking up again?

One of the depressing factors with regard to the gold price so far this year has been the reported fall-off in Chinese gold demand, although by world standards it remains pretty healthy. But there are now signs that it is beginning to pick up again. While the full year total is still not expected to match the record 2013 level a recent pick-up in withdrawals from the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) suggests the lower prices may be beginning to stimulate demand again. Koos Jansen, who is almost certainly the most consistent analyst and follower of Chinese gold demand data, has noted the pick-up and points out on www.bullionstar.com that the latest published weekly gold withdrawals from the SGE for the last two weeks in August have been 46 tonnes and 42 tonnes respectively. This is a significant jump from earlier levels and suggests the beginning of a healthy return to purchases as the final four months of the year approach. The SGE figures may be the only reliable indicator out there of the true picture …

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NEW ZEALAND – All about the beautiful country!

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful exotic countries. Its astonishing sceneries, with volcanoes, lakes, large forests and wildlife, attract each year waves of visitors. Not only tourists seem fond of New Zealand. The producers for Lord of the Rings picked New Zealand as Middle Earth. Furthermore, the country’s Maori population has inhibited the islands since 1200 AD. Their traditions, lifestyle and beliefs have survived for centuries. New Zealand earned the rank of the freest country in the world and you can clearly see that among the locals. They are non-judgmental and lack hierarchies. While the preservation of culture and community events are important, what one does as an individual counts more in their eyes. They respect others’ privacy and expect the favor to be returned. In Maori etiquette, songs play an important role, so don’t be surprised when people start singing on the streets. New Zealand is the only place where Kiwi means: firstly, a New Zealand inhabitant; secondly, the national bird; and thirdly (with a “maybe” in front) the kiwifruit. For an …

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AUSTRALIA – Land of Kangaroos

Australia is more than kangaroos, koalas, desert and hot weather. It’s one of the most civilized countries, ranging even higher than the US in terms of individual and financial freedom. Plan a trip to Australia if you’re interested in Aborigine cultures, the country has one of the oldest ones. Relatively isolated from the other countries, Australia has its own distinctive culture, different from the British or the other Anglo-Saxon ones. Many great sportsmen were Aussies. However, most of the foreigners know Australia for its convicts since Britain used the territory to send off his felons. Due to the wildlife in the area (and the adventures of Steve Irwin), people’s perception about the country is unbelievably inaccurate: they think of kangaroo riders, savages, and a vast portion of unoccupied land. Wrong! Australia has amazing cities, such as Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane. It has 7 universities in the Global Top 100. Australians love sports and it has not 1, not 2, but 3 Frisbee teams. Drinking is embedded within the culture. Bob Hawkes beat the World …

Best Golf Travel Bags

Best Golf Travel Bags

What makes a great golf travel bag? Of all the points to consider when looking for a bag to protect your favorite golf gear on the road to St. Andrews or Pebble beach or wherever your golf game may take you this year, the two most important are probably price and protection. Beyond these two, there is quite an assortment of bags on the market that will likely meet your needs. Protection The first decision for you to make is hard or soft shell? Hard shell cases do offer the most protection for your valuable golf clubs, but there are a few significant strikes against them to think of as well. First, they tend to be significantly more expensive than most soft shell bags. Also, they tend to be much heavier than your average soft bag and they have no give at all when attempting to fit them into limited spaces like rental car trunks. That said, there are many very high quality soft sided bags on the market that offer great protection to your …