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Having a fireplace at your home is a symbol of luxury, this luxury can be a disaster  if you are not apt in controlling the place and after effects of the installing.

You might be thinking what are the after effects of having a fireplace? The answer is very simple. It is the smoke. The carbon monoxide that can block your nose and trachea.

Many of us are allergic to smoke but the need of keeping the environment hot in chilled winter is a compulsion. You can not stay in a cold and damp place all your life there has to be some alternatives.

So far heaters, wooden stoves and fireplaces are the best options. You have to find the best place in your home for fireplace inserting and  Wood burning stove available to you for keeping yourself warm has to be of the finest quality.

  • Managing the smoke

When you install a fire place in your favorite room you have to make sure that the expulsion of smoke is in the direct direction. There are two things about why you must have to manage the smoke.

First of all, the smoke issues you can block the way for air or someone can be allergic to smoke. Secondly, the smoke can blacken your house. Which no one would appreciate. You will have to clean your house after every month if there is no proper ventilation system.

Back drafting is a better option for controlling the smoke, you will have to talk to some technician regarding this issue. Your chimney must be clean with the right angles, if you have an old and not so efficient chimney then you can do some construction work as well.

  • Install alarms

You can have carbon monoxide alarms in your house for keeping you aware about the increasing level of smoke and carbon monoxide. This will help you maintain the minimum and allowed level of smoke.

  • Types of wood

If you are planning to have a wooden fire place at your home or office, make sure that you have got the right stock. Stocking up wood seems to be very easy , no doubt it is. Here is a tip for this.

Always get the seasoned wood. The dried and ready to burn wood. Which does not produce much smoke. Oak, ash and maple are the most recommended woods.  Secondly you must have to get spilt dried wood. Big logs can be damp inside.

  • The chimney

Make sure that your chimney is perfectly designed, with the fuel linings and gaps for proper ventilation. You need to clean the chimney after every year. There are different chemicals available in the market for cleaning up your chimneys. The clogging of chimney with ash and smoke can block the way for smoke. If you are doing a self service try to consult some expert online or watch some videos on Youtube etc.

Lastly, you will be making sure that there are no combustible objects near the fireplace otherwise you can be on a very great risk. Fireplaces are  luxury with a lot of risks and responsibility.

Siddharth Kashyap loves crafting content and sharing information about technology and business. Since the world mainly revolves around, business growth, and technological advancements, you can always find her delved into the digital world.

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6 Useful Hacks To Unclog Slow Drain Easily without Calling A Plumber

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Almost each one us have come across this situation, whether in the kitchen or the bathroom. It’s kind of very annoying but it’s something that you can’t ignore because the more you will ignore the more you will be facing problems afterward. Fix it as soon a possible if you don’t want your house to be flooded with water. When we have tried almost everything to get rid of unclogged or slow drains, the last option left with us is calling a plumber. What if a plumber isn’t available? How you would be gonna fix it?

I will tell you some of the easy ways using which you can easily clean the drain easily at home without wanting a plumber. Scroll down to know more.

1. Vinegar and baking soda

Mix the equal quantity of baking soda and vinegar in a measuring cup and pour the fizzing solution into the clogged pipe immediately without wasting time. Leave the solution in the pipe as it is for at least 15 minutes or overnight if possible. Next, run hot water into the pipe to see if the clog clears. Repeat the same process again if needed.

2. Baking soda and salt

This is yet another powerful combination that can work on clogged drains. Mix a cup of baking soda with a half-cup of salt and pour it over the clogged drain. Let the mixture sit over it for the next several hours and then flush it with hot boiling water.

Also read: 9 Super Handy Kitchen-Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier in The Kitchen

3. Plumber’s snake

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Plumber’s snake is also known as auger sometimes. This is a handy tool that can efficiently clear clogged drains. Basically, what you have to do is to disassemble the drainpipe and P-trap. Insert the snake into the pipe until you feel resistance to break up the clog.

4. Dish Detergent

Take over 1/4th cup of dish detergent in the measuring bowl and pour it over your clogged toilet. On top of it add some hot boiling water and flush. The dish soap acts as a lubricant that cleans out clogged drains easily.  Then, you need to plunge and if the plunger doesn’t work, rubber gloves can be your next option.

Also read: 7 Ways to Reuse Your Kitchen Wastes

5. Salt and boiling water

Take over 1/2th cup of table salt in the measuring bowl and pour it over your clogged sink. Let it sit for some minutes and then flush it with hot boiling water.

6. Boiling Water

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The easiest and cheapest method to use at home. Pour the water into the drained sink in two to three stages. Keep a several seconds gap between each pour. No method could ever be available to you as easy than this to unclog a drain at your convenience.

So, these were some of the easy hacks that will help you to unclog drains easily at home whether in a kitchen or in the bathroom without needing a plumber.

Also read: 8 Really Useful Kitchen Tools You Probably Didn’t Know About

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7 Things That Astrologer will Never Answer You Correctly When You Ask Them

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We see all kinds of people around us. Some of them believe in astrology while some of them do not believe in it and even they are not concerned about what astrology says about them. Common, do you believe in what your zodiac sign says about you or do you believe in what will destiny bring to you tomorrow? No one exactly knows or can predict what is going to happen tomorrow. It all depends on our luck or fate, most probably the good deeds that bring good luck for you ahead. So, astrology is a science and you don’t need to have to believe in what astrology says about you.

Have a look at some of the things for which you cannot expect the right answer from the astrologers.

1. They will never reveal how long you are going to live

They will never reveal how long you are going to live

No astrologer in this world can tell you exactly that when you are going to die. Instead of thinking about when you will die you should focus more on adopting healthy habits by quitting the bad habits which you have.

Also read: This Is Why You Should Never Believe in Astrology or Fortune-telling

2. When are you going to get married?

They will never tell you correctly that when are you exactly going to get married. I think your parents and neighborhood aunties know the best about it *wink*.

3. Which career is the best for me?

Your career depends upon your hard work and the efforts that you put through. No stranger can tell you about your career and future prospects. So, you don’t need to believe in whatever astrologer says about your career or your fate.

4. How much money will I be having in the future?

How much money will I be having in the future?

If the person who is able to tell you how rich you will become tomorrow, he wouldn’t be sitting there where he is today reading your fortune. Instead, you can think of building some emergency funds or try to invest in some savings schemes which will help you save towards your better future.

Also read: Top 6 Perceived Notions of Astrology Explaining Why You Should Not Believe In It

5. Will my business be successful or not?

No one could better tell this answer more than a balance sheet that shows all your profit and loss statement. How could you even imagine that he would be able to tell such a thing?

6. How my life will be after getting married?

How can you expect a true answer for such questions for which you are solely responsible for? It depends on how you treat your partner and the way you care for them. It’s your choice. No astrologer can help you find an answer to such questions that are very personal.

7. What will I have: an Arranged marriage or love marriage?

What will I have: an Arranged marriage or love marriage?

No one knows better than you know about it. If you are dating someone for such a long time, you are pretty sure that whether you should be going for a love marriage or an arranged one? How can the astrologer help here?

Also read: Astrology Well Explained and So The Benefits

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Shakira’s Trainer Anna Kaiser Reveals The Secret for Her Healthy Body

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Do you ever think like how Shakira has got those se**y hips? Well, there is a hardcore workout behind that. Her trainer Anna Kaiser who is training her hard for several years told. You won’t imagine that she is a mother of two kids but it doesn’t look like right? It’s all because of the magic that she puts in her daily workout sessions told by her trainer. Here we bring some of the secrets straight from her first-hand trainer that Shakira follows daily.

So, if you are planning to have some new resolution next year, you can surely go ahead with her healthy habits that will help you get your dream body like Shakira.

1. Try to follow a schedule

 

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Her trainer, Anna Kaiser who is training her for several years now told that she works for five days a week apart from her busy schedule and that’s great.

2. It’s all about strengthening the core

 

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Anna told that she tries to make her focus on strengthening her core and boosting her booty and then some toning for her arms.

3. Have goals for yourself

 

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Kaiser told that Shakira is great at having long-term goals and she tries to focus on that. She is always working towards something to get something big.

Also read: 5 Exercises That Can Help Every Woman Out There To Achieve Their Perfect Dream Body

4. Train smartly

 

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Shakira is very smart and focussed on her training, Kaiser told. She always knows what is good and bad for her body. She always has a goal and she tries to accomplish that.

5. Try surfing when you travel

 

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Anna told that Shakira loves to go surfing as she believes that surfing helps you to perform a whole-body workout and she loves to do it whenever she is travelling.

6. Always keep the focus on flexibility

 

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For Shakira, flexibility is everything. As she is having some problems in her elbows and her wrists are weak when they started working out together. After discovering this thing, they both are working together hard together to be more strong and flexible.

Also read: Have You Also Been Believing In These 8 Common Weight Loss Myths?

7. Be consistent

 

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Shakira always keeps pushing her towards following the goals that she makes. Kaiser told that whatever it takes for her, she always does her best to reach her goals by remaining consistent.

8. Add swimming to your workout sessions

 

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Kaiser told that she has added a 45- minute interval swim workout for her and that is twice a week. And yes Shakira loves to swim.

9. Eat-in small lots

 

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Kaiser makes sure that Shakira keeps eating at frequent intervals throughout the day. She is not at all afraid of snacking too much by keeping the right balance between her workout and food.

Also read: These 7 Hot Bikini Women are Proving Correct That Age Is Just A Number

10. Coffee is important to take before every workout

 

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Kaiser told that Shakira loves to caffeinate her body before going for workout sessions in the morning. It is very important to keep her heart rate up.

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