21 July 2009

How to get rid of ANTS in the house / kitchen?

How to get rid of ants
Everyone has seen these little intelligent creatures (ants) walking around in the garden, on the street or even in your own house and especially in the kitchen.

Now the question is how can you get rid of the ants once they invaded your house?

Usually they didn't find anything to eat outside or some of the explorer ants walked accidentely into your house and found some sugar particles on the floor.
After that the explorer runseto his friends in the garden and tells them about the new food source. And now their journey will begin. Suddenly there will be more than 10 ants walking into your house, some are explorer ants who look for more food sources in your house / kitchen, some are the workers who carry the food back to their "house".

How can we stop the ants of continuing this journey?

  1. Clean the affected area with vinegar, especially the path where the ants are walking. Usually they use a scent so that the other ants know where to go!

  2. Try to use these things to get rid of ants:

    • Black pepper,
    • bay leaves
    • Baking powder
    • Corn Meal
    • and/or Baby powder.

    Baking powder let's the ant's stomach get bigger and bigger until it explodes, Baby powder (with talc inside!) dries out the body of the ants. Be aware a little bit of Baby powder because the talc can cause cancer.

  3. Put all sweet and oily foods in airthight containers because on some days the like sweet things on other days oily things.

  4. Clean the sink and don't let the dishes in the sink unwashed or filled with water as they also need to drink little water!
Can anyone continue the list with some more tips on how to get rid of these intelligent little creatures called ants?

13 July 2009

What is Bounce rate?

Bounce rate is a word connected with the statistics of your website. It's one of the important indicators how successful your website's content is to other visitors (quality visit!).

Google's definition of the bounce rate:
The bounce rate is the percentage of single-page visits or visits in which the person left your site from the entrance (landing) page’.
This means that a reader just looked at your main or landing page (in case you gave a direct link to one of your articles) and afterwards the reader bounced off your page (left it via another link or closed the window).

How can i lower my bounce rate?

For some owner of websites it's important to lower their bounce rate. There are different methods which you can try to get a better figure of your bounce rate:

  1. Write more often an article instead of just once a week
  2. Lower the shown articles on your blog's entrance page from 7 to 3.
  3. Make suggestions at the end of each article which other articles might be of interest on your website (3 to 5 other post should be enough)
  4. Write Articles in several parts, keep user attracted to read through them
  5. Try to use pictures and catchy, sometimes controversial titles
  6. Try different designs and navigation methods once in a while
Sometimes it's not possible to lower your bounce rate significantly because of certain specific content (for example dictonaries, product reviews, sales page) or if you use certain kind of traffic exchange where you get rewarded by watching or just opening a website and after a specific time you can close it and move on to the next one.

Do you have any other methods to reduce your bounce rate? Share them in the comments, they are all welcome and help other readers to lower their own bounce rate!

04 July 2009

What is cardiac arrest?

I'm sure everyone heard in the last week about cardiac arrest. Why? Because the King of Pop, Michael Jackson was delievered after suffering from cardiac arrest in the hospital.

What does cardiac arrest mean and how does it affect the person that it was so deadly for Michael Jackson?

Cardiac arrest is a sudden disturbance in the heart's rhythm which can cause a complete stop of the heart or such a slowing down that life is no more sustainable! Every year around 330.000 Americans die because of cardiac arrest (Michael Jackson is not alone, perhaps it helps to bring some light on this severe body condition!).
In opposition to a heart attack, where the heart is still beating, cardiacarrest has to be treated immidiately, if not you will suffer from sudden cardiac death (SCD).

If cardiac arrest appears before a baby reaches 6 months, it's often called sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Another point is that is found more often in the black population compared to the white one. Hispanic population have a lower risk than non-Hispanic, too!


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