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How To Maintain Your Cat’s Peeing Into The Litter Box

Cat owners don’t really have to train their cat when it comes to them doing their business. This is because it is instinctive among cats to always urinate and defecate and a single spot. Despite this, there really will be some instances wherein your cat will end up not using the box in doing so. This behaviour of theirs could end up causing a bad smell to emanate around your house, making things problematic and uncomfortable for the ones living in it. In order to properly solve the problem, it is a must that we know the root cause behind it. With that said, here are some of the reasons and the ways to solve them.

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Once a cat pees somewhere, chances are they’re going to pee in it over and over again in the same spot. This can be a problem as the more times they pee, the smellier it’s going to get. In order for you to prevent them from repeatedly peeing in the same spot, it matters that you are able to determine the exact spot and then have it cleaned properly. By properly, we mean cleaning up with the right bacterial cleaners, as well as thoroughly washing it in a washing machine. There also are a variety of enzymatic cleansers that ensure your cat does not keep on peeing on the same spot. Also, in choosing the cleaner, choose one which does not cause toxicity among cats, or one which does not cause them to be allergic.

Adding More Boxes

Adding more litter boxes is best if you have a really big house. It can be tiring for a cat to go to the exact same spot every time they need to pee. The rule of thumb in litter boxes is that you get one box per cat plus one, as some cats can end up being picky if they see that another box has poo or pee that’s not theirs. The more litter boxes, then the better it is going to be for you and your cat, as there will be less chances of them looking for a seemingly comfortable place to pee, which, most of the time are carpets and rugs.

Change their Box

If your cat does not seem to be at ease with the box, which could be because it’s too small, then it’s definitely time to change. Indeed, there are plenty of types of litter boxes that are sold in stores so this is definitely not going to be a problem. These can be made of plastic, and some can be made of wood. The dimensions also matter as some cats may have difficulty climbing up, especially when they’re too young, when they’re already old, or they have a bunch or ailments like arthritis for example, that will cause them to find difficulty in climbing up. Whenever the need would arise, it matters that you, as a pet owner, respond to their change of need.

Cat owners don’t really have to train their cat when it comes to them doing their business. This is because it is instinctive among cats to always urinate and defecate and a single spot. Despite this, there really will be some instances wherein your cat will end up not using the box in doing so. This behaviour of theirs could end up causing a bad smell to emanate around your house, making things problematic and uncomfortable for the ones living in it. In order to properly solve the problem, it is a must that we know the root cause behind it. With that said, here are some of the reasons and the ways to solve them.

Unclean Linen

Once a cat pees somewhere, chances are they’re going to pee in it over and over again in the same spot. This can be a problem as the more times they pee, the smellier it’s going to get. In order for you to prevent them from repeatedly peeing in the same spot, it matters that you are able to determine the exact spot and then have it cleaned properly. By properly, we mean cleaning up with the right bacterial cleaners, as well as thoroughly washing it in a washing machine. There also are a variety of enzymatic cleansers that ensure your cat does not keep on peeing on the same spot. Also, in choosing the cleaner, choose one which does not cause toxicity among cats, or one which does not cause them to be allergic.

Adding More Boxes

Adding more litter boxes is best if you have a really big house. It can be tiring for a cat to go to the exact same spot every time they need to pee. The rule of thumb in litter boxes is that you get one box per cat plus one, as some cats can end up being picky if they see that another box has poo or pee that’s not theirs. The more litter boxes, then the better it is going to be for you and your cat, as there will be less chances of them looking for a seemingly comfortable place to pee, which, most of the time are carpets and rugs.

Change their Box

If your cat does not seem to be at ease with the box, which could be because it’s too small, then it’s definitely time to change. Indeed, there are plenty of types of litter boxes that are sold in stores so this is definitely not going to be a problem. These can be made of plastic, and some can be made of wood. The dimensions also matter as some cats may have difficulty climbing up, especially when they’re too young, when they’re already old, or they have a bunch or ailments like arthritis for example, that will cause them to find difficulty in climbing up. Whenever the need would arise, it matters that you, as a pet owner, respond to their change of need.

Today we cannot run a business without the help of a website. Because of the popularity of the online communication people, use them to an extent that they want everything to be done within a minute or less. However, technology has made this possible, as it is possible to search through the online anything with the help of search engine like Google. Mostly more than two third of population enter the websites only with the help of various search engines through their search results page. If your website wants a place in that page then you need to find New Jersey’s best SEO firm now.

Only then, it is possible to get an increase in your website traffic. In order to get sustainable results you should go for SEO techniques rather spending money on the online marketing strategies. In addition, it is hard to pay for the advertisements space provided by the search engines in the first page of the search results.

What is a page rank?

A page rank is something that denotes the position of the listing of your website in a search results page of a search engine. Usually there is a huge number of minute process done by the search engine in order to finalize the results of a particular search phrase. By the help of a specific algorithm,the search engine filters the large database and provides the search results in the form of a list.

  • By the help of including some important keywords in the text present in the website you can make the crawler place your website at the top of list. In addition creating back links to your website from other sites will land more traffic into your site.
  • It is good to have a relevant image along with your text information in the website for better results.

Facts about Insomnia

You need some sleep. You’ve spent the last several agonizing hours trying desperately to fall asleep. But you’re wide awake.

Your body is so tired – but you can’t get a good night’s rest.

Do you remember what a good night’s sleep feels like?………. Or was it too long ago?

You, my friend, are suffering from insomnia.

Many of us have occasional nights of sleeplessness without any serious consequences. It’s when the occasional night becomes a pattern of several nights in a row that you know that you are faced with a sleeping problem.

You are probably well aware that repeated loss of sleep affects all areas of your life: The physical, the mental, and the emotional. Sleep deprivation can affect your overall daily performance and can even have an effect on your personality. (It is really hard to be a nice person when you are exhausted!)

What you may not know is if your insomnia continues for a long period of time it can cause problems in your relationships, reduce your productivity, and it may lead to other health problems.

It can become an unending cycle of worry and anxiety as night after night you toss and turn, wondering when sleep will come, wondering what is wrong with you.

Doctors and others who study sleep problems categorize insomnia into three stages or categories.

The Three Categories of Insomnia and Sleeplessness:

“Initial” insomnia: In this category, you have difficulty falling asleep. It usually takes you 30 minutes or longer to fall asleep.
“Middle” insomnia: In this stage of insomnia after falling asleep you have problems staying asleep. You may wake up after an hour or so of sleep and many times stay awake until the early morning hours.
“Late” or “Terminal” insomnia: In this category of insomnia you wake up early in the morning after less than 6 hours of sleep.
It may surprise you to learn that you could be the cause of your insomnia!

The older you are, the more opportunity you’ve had to completely screw up any chance you have at developing good sleeping habits and keeping a regular sleeping schedule.

The Causes of Insomnia are Numerous
Fortunately for you, this site is full of reasons why you may not be sleeping – and ideas on how you can use that information to fix your sleeping habits once and for all.

What was considered ladylike? Modern women, we need to know this! Life for women was very different during the Victorian Era. In order to appreciate the times we live in, we should be familiar with what was expected of women a couple of centuries ago. Maybe something will make you appreciate the Victorian times even more than ours.

Check out the Etiquette of Victorian Women:

  • An unmarried woman under 30 years of age was never to be in a room with a man alone. If she wanted to be in the company of a man she had to be accompanied by a matchmaker or a relative.
  • It was not proper for a young lady to take a walk alone or with another man who wasn’t related to her. If she couldn’t find someone to accompany her she was to take a stroll in the garden or simply stay home.
  • A lady was never to dance more than three dances with the same man.
  • Under no circumstance was a lady allowed to come calling on a man unless she was in need of professional help or advice only he could give her.
  • A lady should never interrupt someone mid-conversation.
  • A lady should not wear pearls or diamonds in the morning.
  • A lady was not to show her emotions. In conversation, she should never raise her voice, not in anger or excitement.
  • Ladies were taught to keep their back always straight. The only place where you could relax your back was in your room.
  • How much work a lady did depended on her wealth and status. If you were from a working class family you were expected to learn the trade of your family. If you were wealthy then you didn’t work but you told others what to do and how to do it.
  • Girls were expected to get married and if they didn’t then they were supposed to dedicate their lives to charity.

Obviously, these are just some of the rules of etiquette from the Victorian Era. Some of these are still good rules to live by but I hope that they also made you appreciate that you live in the 21st century.

I enjoy my hobbies. Other than my family, I think hobbies really are what make life fun. Isn’t that why we work? We work to have fun and are often. Hopefully our work is fun as well, don’t get me wrong, but it is the time where we get to pursue what we find enjoyable that we work for. For those of us that are particularly fortunate, are hobbies and our work cross paths. Fortunately I’m one of those people.

Designing on a computer has been something I’ve enjoyed all my life, but didn’t really take seriously until college. I tried out a variety of majors and ended up graduating with a degree that I don’t use. All along the way through college, though, I continued to improve my skills in designing a computer. So, in the end, that is what I ended up doing his job. These days I still design websites, online offers, etc. but my real focus is online marketing. All these things I find to be an enjoyable challenge, so I do enjoy my work.

What I really enjoy are some of my hobbies I do whenever I have the chance. Photography is a real passion, which is something I mentioned before. Yet, there are so many other things I like to try. Backspace and that is my problem. I like trying many things. I may not be all that good at any particular thing, but I enjoy the challenge of trying to get better. I like to golf, and I’m not that good but I enjoy the game regardless. I enjoy shooting firearms because there is a challenge to getting better and it requires practice to maintain your skills. The list goes on. I feel very fortunate in having the opportunity to do a variety of hobbies, I just wish I had much more time in which to do them!

So that is my dilemma, too many fun things that I’d like to do, and not enough time in which to do them. I know, poor me, such a difficult problem to have. I don’t write this to try and find somebody out there, but I do hope I’m not the only one in this situation.

Have you ever been in the kind of discussion where everyone brings up the things they would do if they had unlimited funds? You know, where everyone talks about if they had enough money to retire now what they would do. Inevitably these discussions lead to someone saying, “Well, that would be fun for a time, but eventually you would get tired of it and go back to work.” I find this completely crazy. Maybe I’m just naïve, but I sure would like the opportunity to test this theory out. I have so many interests, and I’m sure I could find so many more, but I would never tire of things to do. I could spend weeks if not months just working on certain aspects of photography and trying to get better. I could travel. I could put photography and travel together, and I don’t think I could ever tire of just even that. Throw in some golf, and spent a lot of time with my family, and I would be a happy man.

I am sure I would find one of my hobbies would end up including a type of work, but it would be something I would do at my pace and on things that I want to do. You wouldn’t find me being one of those people that has money and feels the need to invest in new businesses solely for the purpose of creating new money… hopefully. I’ve seen way too many people that have made a few million dollars, think they have the Midas touch, and then turn around and lose that money in their next business endeavor. Perhaps this is why I will never be a rich man; I don’t have that kind of drive to want to make more. Sure, I have some numbers in my mind that I’d like to read someday, and I hope the effort I am making with get me there. Once I get there, I see myself being happy to be there and willing to live off the interest of money made, rather than trying to make twice or three times what I have already achieved. Of course reality is that I will just continue much of the level I am at, and I’m pretty happy with that. But we all have to have dreams!

So being the realist about I am, I look at my current schedule and try to figure out where I can sit in some time to “play” while still addressing all my family and work responsibilities. Isn’t that the name of the game? Isn’t that what we’ll have to do? But it all comes down to priorities, and some things come first. Fortunately, I have a lovely wife (she reads this blog, so you know I have to say that) who makes it possible for me to have some time to pursue some of these hobbies.

The second problem with these hobbies, it’s not just time, but it is money. The old phrase “the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys” is as true as any statement could be. All of the hobbies I have listed in this post take money, and if you’re serious about the hobby, they take plenty of it. When you get into photography, it’s not just the cost of the camera which is plenty, to begin with, it’s all the possible lenses you can try out. Getting a good lens can set you back $1000, $2000 or even much more. The much more category is way out of my league, but I do have a couple of lenses in the lower range. Fortunately, I’ve had the opportunity to do some work that justifies the cost of these lenses, but that’s not always the case. Once you get going on a hobby, it’s hard to stop. Same goes with the other hobbies I listed. Only so much money to go around, and that goes back to the priorities discussion.

So clear is a rant somewhere in this long diatribe against it would be that I wish I had a bit more time and money to do the fun things in life. I guess I’ll just have to work a little harder to make that happen.

Are you a geek? Do you know what the difference is between an AT-AT and an AT-ST? Do you even know what I’m talking about? If not, then you may not be as geeky as you thought. Sure, you may enjoy a good Star Trek once in a while, but did you know those two things I mentioned earlier are actually from Star Wars? They’re those wild mechanical transport/attack beasts used against the rebels. They shoot laser beams that go ‘pew pew’ and everyone runs scared.

But I digress.

Geeks love to learn. They are smart and dedicated to becoming even smarter. So here’s a useful visual that walks you through 50 (that’s all!?) things that a geek should know. Think of it like an IQ test mixed with a dating test (like on one of those dating sites) combined with bar trivia. If you get to know every single one of the things listed below, then kudos! You’re a geek!

If you know even half of them, then you’re probably a geek! Let’s be clear though. It’s OK to be a geek. This isn’t Revenge of the Nerds you know. Geeks rule the world and will continue to do so for quite some time. There are worse things you can be. So, how geeky are you?

I confess I am clueless when it comes to buying and selling stock. Oh, I understand the general idea is to buy low and sell high, but beyond that, I am pretty much in the dark. If I could ever get enough money together that I felt like I could invest in some significant way, I would trust someone to do it for me that knows much better how to watch and use trends.

An article today about yet another big drop in the Dow for a variety of reasons reminded me of just how volatile the market can be, and why I don’t like to take risks with it.

Generally speaking, I don’t think of myself as stupid; in fact, I think I am smarter than the average guy right along with Yogi Bear. Typically if I don’t know something, I can research and educate myself. Perhaps I have never done enough research on markets, but there are some subjects I have decided I am just not wired for. Along with chemistry, trading and taxes rank right up there. Thankfully my wife handles the taxes and I no longer have to deal in the nuts and bolts of chemistry (I stunk at it in college, trust me).

Way back when I did a little buying and selling of stock with companies I was involved in some fashion. I pretty much ended up even after some good gains and then some losses that humbled me. That was enough to scare me away.

I feel comfortable with subjects that have a level of predictability and logic I can understand. Oh, you stock types like to think you can predict the markets, but most of you are just making good guesses more often than not, which gets you ahead. Any given day the market can, and often does, take unexpected turns that defy logic. I have seen it numerous times when a company makes a huge announcement that should drive their price up, only to see it tumble as people are selling off all at once thinking they were going to reap a windfall along with everyone else.

Even in my meager attempts socking away for the future I haven’t had much success. I started up a 401k and Roth IRA this year right before the market took some tumbles. The result? I ended with a loss in my first quarter of retirement savings. Gee, now I feel great about putting that money in at just the right time. I know, I know; I am still doing the right thing; but, nothing like a punch in the gut to make me feel better about it.

Any of you have been lucky with it? You have any secret I should know about? Please, do share.

Christmas 2I first used the word “fragile” in the title of this rant, but I thought weak was more appropriate. I make that note because I am sure I would have plenty of people reminding me that light bulbs are by nature fragile, so take care. I am not talking about the fact that if you drop them, step on them or otherwise destroy them, you get what you deserve. I am talking about how these light bulbs have the life span seemingly equal to that of a short-lived to fly, or something another educational sounding reference. Is this just Murphy having a good laugh at my expense that after I have so proudly mentioned earlier that I hung my lights early this year, beating the snow, that the bulbs at the absolute highest point on my house have already burned out?

These are brand new bulbs! And to add to my argument, these are bulbs for Christmas lights – you’d think they would be built to be a little hearty considering how they are supposed to be used. Mounted on a house, with no shortage of getting bounced around in the process, left out in the cold and burned at for hours on end. Isn’t this what they are designed to do? I refuse to get up on my slick roof now just to change out a few bulbs, but they bug me every time I drive up to the house at night – those gaps in my nicely hung uniform lines just glare brightly with the absence of what should belong. I never realized the absence of light could stand out in such a pronounced fashion. No longer do people notice what you have displayed, rather what is missing.

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Let’s move indoors now to those little cheap strings of lights we encircle our tree with. These quaint little bulbs seem near indestructible when you look at them. You throw that strand round and round and end up with a nice little display to compliment that traditional tree. If you make it through the actual hanging process intact, chances are within the coming weeks, prior to Christmas of course, a bulb or two will go out. If you get the more expensive variety, one bulb out is no problem, the rest of the strand looks great. But, if you were cheap and got the lowest priced variety, the whole strand is a goner, leaving you to guess at which bulb is the culprit. Ever spent 15 minutes tearing up your fingertips pulling out and replacing each bulb one at a time in a seemingly futile effort to rejuvenate your lighting display? Ever felt your blood pressure rise through the roof because you made it all the way to the end of the strand, and it still didn’t start working. Argh! This means there are two or more bulbs now out. Trust me, pony up for the better variety with redundancy built into the wiring. Your sanity will thank you. Either that or just toss the strand that goes out and gets a new one, which is, of course, a great example of our throwaway attitude this day.

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Christmas is the season of good cheer and happy thoughts. I remind myself of that every time those nagging burnt out bulbs show up. Just think happy thoughts.

Kinross Gold Corp is talking with three main lenders on its $1.6 billion Tasiast gold mine expansion and will review terms later this month, though the project looks unlikely if gold prices do not rebound, the company said on Thursday.

Kinross, the world’s fifth-largest gold producer by output, said it has not yet made a decision on Tasiast, its biggest expansion project, but plans to issue an update at the end of the first quarter of 2015.

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Repeating that it would not advance any project that weakens its balance sheet, Kinross said key lenders considering the project are Export Development Canada, the government’s export credit agency; the U.S. Export-Import Bank, an export development branch of the U.S. government; and French development agency Proparco.

Toronto-based Kinross, which reported better-than-expected quarterly results after markets closed on Wednesday, has said it is considering financing of $700 million to $750 million toward Tasiast, with the balance from existing cash balances and cash flow.

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The price of gold, which plunged 28 percent last year, has recently slumped to four-year lows. On Thursday, prices edged slightly higher to $1,144.70 an ounce as a retreat in the dollar relieved some pressure.

“At $1,100 gold, all of our mines are forecast to be cash flow positive, with the exception of Tasiast. In fact, the same is true for $1,000 gold, when the current oil price and foreign currency exchange is factored in,” Chief Executive Paul Rollinson said on a conference call with analysts.

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“Nevertheless, we will continue to look for ways to further optimize our operations and reduce costs. As we begin our 2015 budgeting process, there are a number of discretionary options we will focus on in order to reduce spending without impacting operations.”

Kinross, which has operations in North and South America, Africa and Russia, currently benefits from a lower oil price and weaker foreign currencies relative to the U.S. dollar, Rollinson said.

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Gold producers are looking for ways to further reduce costs as the price of bullion slides, considering job cuts, shutting mines, halting projects and scrapping dividends.

Kinross shares jumped 32 Canadian cents to C$2.59 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday morning. Dundee Capital Markets analyst John Wolfson said the share gains stem primarily from the strong quarter and operating results.

CME Group, alongside Thomson Reuters, has simplified and made more secure the silver price bench-marking system, it said.

The two parties jointly rolled out their new silver price bench-marking system on August 15 after winning the administration of the process in July.

“We’re very proud of what we have been able to accomplish in our partnership with the LMBA, Thomson Reuters and the silver market in such a short time,” Harriet Hunnable, managing director of precious metals at CME Group, said at a media briefing here on Wednesday.

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“[To improve the system] we’ve done some simple things, like making it easier to see. The traders wanted to have bigger fonts, so we did that. But we also did technology work as it relates to security requirements,” she added.

Its main focus is to provide increased functionality to facilitate central clearing, CME also said.

“It became very clear when we went into silver that the bilateral settlement that it would be better for the marketplace to have central clearing, which enables a much wider group of participants to come in and transact,” Hunnable added. “It also means that they are transacting with each other, which means much less counter-party risk.”

Under the new rules, the price discovery takes place at noon London time via an electronic auction, with each auction round lasting 30 seconds.

An opening price is selected; participants then decide how much they would like to buy and sell at that price.

If the discrepancy between buy and sell orders is more than 300,000 ounces, the auction price will change and the auction will restart. Each time the auction restarts, it clears the order book entirely – any orders must be re-entered.

This process repeats until the buy and sell volumes are within that 300,000-ounce tolerance level, at which point the London Silver Price is set.

Amid tighter regulatory requirements for verifiable data, CME says that it will be able to show that not only were the trades agreed upon but they also were settled, giving total confidence that the price reflects true buying and selling, Hunnable said.

“In a very short time, we’ve taken a market that was doing this on pen and paper on the telephone to an electronic platform,” she added. “We have moved from a small group – we have almost doubled our participants that are signed up and active in the silver platform today.”

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“This is the end of old club, so there’s no fixed number. The LBMA sets the criteria and we think it’s important that the level of participant goes up but we don’t take a view on that the right level might be,” she said.

JP-Morgan Chase Bank became the fifth accredited member of the silver pricing benchmark last week, alongside HSBC Bank USA, Mitsui & Co Precious Metals, The Bank of Nova Scotia-ScotiaMocatta and UBS AG.

CME Group/Thomson Reuters have also submitted a combined bid to the LBMA for the administration of the new gold price bench-marking mechanism, alongside seven other proposals. The LBMA hopes to make a decision next month, with the new system to be implemented later this year or early in 2015.

“The scale for gold is much bigger. So is the fact that we have been through a transition and we know that the technology works. We have set rules and we know the code of conduct. This will make the transition for gold much easier. This is proven and is the only ready platform,” Hunnable said.