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The Essential Elements Of A Contract

A contract is simply a binding promise between parties which a court will enforce if not carried out. Contracts are essential for modern life. Without them commerce could not happen as people could not rely on the promises of another if anybody could just pull out of their commitments at any time.

So how are contracts formed? Well there are several elements to make a valid contract.

1. There needs to be an offer from one party to another. An example of an offer would be “I will paint your house for $500”. The offer here obviously being to pain the house for $500.

2. The offer must be accepted by the other party. This is key for the creation of the contract. Without a valid acceptance then there can’t be said to be an agreement between the parties. It is important to note that where an offer is made by the first party and a counter offer is made by the second party then this brings the first offer to an end.

3. There needs to be consideration in the contract. Consideration is when both parties offer something of value in return for the other promise. That something can be anything of value to the person providing it (e.g. money, services, physical goods etc).

4. The parties to the contract must intend that the promise will be legally binding. Lots of promises are made rashly and. Only those promises which are supposed to be legally binding will benefit from the protection of the courts.

Cash For Clunkers Pros and Cons

I’ve done some research across the Internet and gathered a list of Pros and Cons regarding the “Cash For Clunkers” program. I made a list for the individual who’s considering buying a car through the program, and also a list for the “Collective Soul”, for us to consider the overall impact in the universe, as described in this article.

So far the Pros and Cons add up to this: Individual: 4-Pro, 6-Con. Collective Soul: 6-Pro, 12-Con.

INDIVIDUAL:

Pros

1. $4,500 + other incentives you may be able to save a lot of money on a new car purchase, if you push for more incentives besides just the $4,500.

2. Less Gas. You could save a lot of money at the pump.

3. Cut down on repair costs.

4. Environment – your driving will cause less pollution.

Cons

1. Insurance – it usually costs more to insure a new car.

2. New Debt – it is wise to go into more debt in your financial situation?

3. Wasted parts – your old car will be destroyed. It’s questionable whether or not some of the parts will be recycled.

4. Value added to your old clunker. The used car market may heat up due to decreased supply. It’s possible that your used car may be worth more than the voucher after the trickle-down of this Cash for Clunkers program.

5. More gas. You might be inclined to drive more knowing that your car gets better gas mileage.

6. Comfort Zone. You KNOW your old car. And you know what repairs you’ve done to it and what’s likely to go wrong.

FOR THE COLLECTIVE SOUL:

Pros

1. Increases sales at auto dealers.

2. Surge in new-car sales to consumers who would not otherwise purchase at this time. For the upper and middle income people with good enough credit to get a car loan, gives them a down payment.

3. Old vehicles are typically less fuel-efficient than their modern counterparts, so removing them from the road and replacing them with newer cars would likely decrease individual owners’ and the nation’s consumption of oil.

4. Old vehicles typically do not run as clean as new vehicles, so removing and replacing them on our roads would likely decrease vehicle exhaust emissions, lessening the impact on the environment.

5. Old vehicles were not held to the same crash and safety standards as new cars are held to and tend to be less safe in an accident. Replacing them with newer vehicles could lead to fewer injuries and fatalities in automobile accidents.

6. Automakers are struggling right now, especially domestic automakers. Providing a financial incentive to buy new cars would likely lead to increased car sales, which would generate revenue for the automakers and help them weather the economic downturn, while stimulating the economy at the same time.

Cons

1. Artificial, unsustainable boom in auto sales.

2. Crushing those older running autos makes those parts and vehicles harder to get, and consequently more expensive.

3. Many companies build parts and upgrades for older vehicles. A reduced supply of older vehicles would adversely affect their sales.

4. The automotive restoration and customization industry relies on old cars as the basis of their products. A reduced supply of older vehicles would adversely affect their sales.

5. For lower income people, makes it harder to find and maintain an older vehicle.

6. Convincing low income people, those who drive “clunkers”, to go out and finance a new car when we are still in the midst of the consequences of easy credit in the housing market.

7. Drop in vehicle donations to charities. Some charities that rely on vehicle donations for funding say they’re receiving fewer cars and trucks, because donors change their minds and decide to trade the vehicles in on the Cash for Clunkers program.

8. Some older vehicles actually get better gas mileage than some newer ones. Replacing them would then negate any benefit to the environment or the U.S.’ oil consumption problem.

9. Encouraging consumers to scrap working vehicles could shorten the lives of cars and encourage the production of new cars, which would have a larger adverse affect on the environment that keeping the older car.

10. This proposal would not necessarily benefit the automakers that are in the worst financial shape, as there is no guarantee that consumers would use their incentive to purchase a vehicle from one of those manufacturers and not another company.

11. The program is not restricted to AMERICANS, and not restricted to AMERICAN made vehicles, but it is coming from AMERICAN taxpayer money.

12. It is costing more than $4,500 per trade-in. It is costing approximately $6,000 per vehicle, when factoring in the cost of the extra government staffing, office space rent, equipment, employees, web development, printing of forms, etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_Allowance_Rebate_System

Don’t Risk Draining the Swimming Pool – Choose a Safe Alternative!

There are very few reasons why a person should ever need to drain their swimming pool. In reality, pool draining is risky and can cause extensive damage. Thanks to improving technology in the industry, pool owners now have alternative water treatment options to help avoid the risks of draining. As a result, residential pools can last longer than ever before!

Swimming pools are designed to be full of water and are structurally unsound when empty. When a swimming pool is drained there are three adverse things that can happen. To start with, the shell will etch each time it is drained. Plaster pools are especially notorious for becoming porous the more often they are drained. This gives place for algae to grow, and sometimes the only way to fix this damage is to re-plaster. The second risk is cracking or popping of the shell. This can occur in both plaster and pebble pools. Sections of the shell can pop out and fall off, and small to large cracks can appear. The third risk is due to hydro-static pressure that can build up under the pool. When the pool is empty and the pressure is greater under the pool than above the pool, the whole thing can lift/float up out of the ground. In this case the damage is often irreparable. These risks can be completely avoided if the right water treatment is chosen. Understanding the reasons why a swimming pool should be drained and the alternative options available is the first step to avoid undue damage.

Green pool water does not need to be drained. This is the most common reason where pools are drained unnecessarily. The contributing factors to algae growth are lack of chlorine and abundance of phosphates in the water. Once these two things are taken care of, with quality algaecide and phosphate remover, the water should return to its normal state. For the most part, a decent pool with a working filter should be able to clean up even the greenest of water by itself. It will take time, attention and proper chemical balance, but green water can almost always be transformed into crystal clear water without draining.

High levels of combined chlorine, sometime referred to as chlorine lock, is a phenomenon that can take place. When chlorine added to the water does not have the desired effect of disinfecting it is usually due to combined chlorine. A common denoting characteristic is the strong “chlorine smell” that is detectable around the pool. When levels of cyanuric acid are over 80 ppm, or when PH is not balanced, there is a higher risk of this occurrence. A common condition is that chlorine will molecularly bond to cyanuric acid and other unwanted chemicals and will not leave a sufficient amount of chlorine free to destroy the organic substances in the water. Traditionally, the only way to remove the cyanuric acid is by draining and refilling. Thanks to recent advancements in pool care techniques, it is possible to extract cyanuric acid and combined chlorine from the water without draining. Reverse osmosis is sometimes used to achieve this. Ion exchange treatments units will also remove the contaminants from water and will eradicate chlorine lock. This is achieved by recycling the water through activated carbon filters coupled with ion exchange units.

Hardness causing substances compound over time with evaporation and chemicals added to the water. High levels of hardness causes damage to swimming pools. Evidence of high calcium levels can be seen by white deposits on the tile around the water line of the pool. If the calcium is especially high, calcium deposits can even form underwater on the shell of the pool. If the calcium gets too high (over 500 ppm) and leaves deposits it may be necessary to hire a tile cleaning company to remove the scale around the water line and spillway areas. If calcium nodes have formed underwater it may be necessary to chip and re-plaster the pool. It is much better to avoid these problems by keeping calcium levels low. A common, outdated method to reduce the calcium levels is to drain the swimming pool and refill it again. As previously discussed, this is potentially dangerous and can cause damage. The same alternative “no drain” methods that are used to lower cyanuric acid levels are effective in reducing calcium hardness as well.

Given the risks involved with draining, the only legitimate reason to do it is to make repairs on underwater components or to acid wash the interior of the pool. Even these procedure can be done without draining in most situations. In this day and age it is a safer and smarter to avoid the risks of pool draining altogether and choose a no-risk alternative.

The first of the two alternatives to draining is reverse osmosis. Reverse osmosis on a swimming pool is performed by running the water through a large RO system housed in a trailer. The water is recycled back into the pool free from cyanuric acid and unwanted chemicals. Calcium levels can also be brought down to a lower, balanced range. The downside: it does not conserve all of the water and some of it is lost in the process. It is also a bit pricy for most pool owners to consider.

The second alternative to draining is ion exchange. Ion exchange employs the use of commercial grade water softeners along with activated carbon filters to filter out contaminants and hardness. The water is recycled through a system that is generally set up next to the swimming pool and runs silently for about 12 hours. All of the water is conserved and the unwanted chemicals are removed along with calcium harness and cyanuric acid. The calcium hardness is brought down to 150 to 200 parts per million leaving the swimming pool with sparkling healthy water. This treatment is more affordable than reverse osmosis.

History of the Taxi

Taxis are cars that you hail and then essentially rent for the time it takes you to get to your destination. They are also called cabs, taxi cabs and all manner of slang terms, but did you know that they have been around in some form or another since the 1600’s?

Of course, back in the 1600’s the taxi was a horse drawn carriage and the first documented taxi ride this way was in 1605 in London England. By 1625 carriages became available to hire from innkeepers throughout London to get their guests where they needed to be. These carriages were large and usually had to be pulled by a team of horses.

In 1834 however, changes were coming to the taxi business. A man named Joseph Hansom was an architect who came up with a lighter, smaller and faster cab design that he named the hansom cab, something that is still used today to describe the horse drawn variety that grace Central Park in New York. Because this new design only needed one horse to pull it, it was cheaper to rent and had a low center of gravity which made it safer and able to negotiate corners much better than the predecessors could.

The first taxi cabs in Toronto appeared in 1837 and by 1907 they had made it to New York. Harry Allen imported 600 taxis from France in 1907 and painted them all yellow so they could be easily seen. He took the term taxicab from the words taximeter which means tax, charge or scale of charges and cabriolet which means a type of horse drawn carriage. Together the taxicab was born. These were gasoline driven cars and the first of their kind in the United States. Paris and London had already been using them for several years.

Of course taxis are all gas powered cars now and in New York they are still yellow. Taxis around the world can still be animal or people powered (think the rickshaw or pedicabs, and of course there are still a number of horse drawn carriages in operation). Water taxis are also big business in other places throughout the world as they take people where they need or want to go over water not road. Hey, a taxi is a taxi!

Taxis today are an economical way to get around, especially in large cities. You hail one, get in and get to your destination. All thanks to the cab.

How Can You Get Free Services From Legal Aid Lawyers

Today, there are lots of people who cannot actually afford paying for the services of a good lawyer. And because of this reason, more and more people do not want to push through with their rights even if they are already being abused or cheated. This has come to the knowledge of those in the government and they have thought of a good solution to somehow help these people get the justice they deserved.

People can now take advantage of the free services of a legal aid lawyer. Legal aid lawyers slightly differ from those private lawyers because they are either getting paid in full or partially by the government. However, not all people can take advantage of this program. There are certain rules and conditions that need to be followed. IF you want to avail of this special legal assistance program, you have to be qualified. So how can you really get this free service?

First, you have to prove yourself worthy of it. You can do this by showing that you do not have the means of paying a private lawyer. Your income should back up your claim. You and your spouse or even your dependents should prove that there is no way for you to be able to hire and pay for a private lawyer. The government has its own standard procedure of knowing whether or not you qualify. Your family income should qualify and should be within their specific range.

Next, your case should be valid. Some examples of the cases accepted are breach of contract, defamation, landlord-tenant disputes, debt recovery, bankruptcy and domestic disputes. These cases can be often resolved by both parties. However, there are instances when legal guidance is really needed. A lot of people are engaged in more serious crimes simply because minor cases are not resolved immediately and in a right and fair way. If you are not satisfied with the resolution presented before you, you can always ask a legal counsel if your rights are acknowledged so that the simple issue does not develop into a bigger one which will only cause you more trouble and a lot of time wasted.

Now, you do not have to worry about not getting the right help that you needed. If you cannot really afford to get the services of a private lawyer in your area, you can seek assistance from your government and they will provide you with a legal aid lawyer to help you and assist you with your legal concerns and issues.

Plumber – 16 Tips On Hiring One!

1. ON-TIME, EVERY SINGLE TIME CONVENIENCE: Ensure that you will be able to choose the time that is most convenient for you. Learn from the start if the plumber you may hire is noted for being prompt. It is very unprofessional to be late. There’s nothing worse than waiting all day for the plumber to arrive, especially if you took time off from work.

2. PRICE: There are various factors that will come into play where price is concerned. When your plumber determines what the problem is, be sure to ask him or her if the charges are hourly or if there is a standard fee for each job. Also remember to ask the price of parts as well as labor. Also make it a point to ask if the plumber charges for any overtime and what his rate is if he does charge that. It may be to your advantage to look for a plumber who has Upfront Pricing that is, a plumber who charges by the job, instead of by the hour. It is actually better to charge this way in order to make it easier for the customer to stay within their budget.

3. Can The Part Be Repaired or Replaced?: If you have a leak or any other minor problem, ask if the situation can be resolved by a repair or if a part can be replaced instead.

4. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED: Choose a plumber who stands by the fact that the work done will in deed be guaranteed. Inquire about their Customer Service and ask about the type of Guaranty that they offer.

5. SAME DAY SERVICE: This is a great selling point. Usually when you need a plumber it very well can be some type of emergency. No matter what, we don’t want to have to wait days. Try and find a plumber who is available when you need one. Usually that means one who is available 24 hours, 7 days per week.

6. EXPLANATION: Make sure your plumber explains your plumbing problem to you in everyday terms that you will understand.

7. When HIRING A PLUMBER: Make sure he or she abides by the manufacturer’s specifications.

8. DETAILED BILL: Ask if you can obtain one upon completion.

9. 2 YEAR WARRANTY ON ALL REPAIRS: Be choosy when it comes to warranties. Go with a plumber who has at least a 2 year warranty on all their repairs.

10. EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS: Go with a Plumber who has years of experience, a licensed and someone who is clean-cut and cleans up when done. It is extremely important that you ask a plumber if he or she is licensed. Once a plumber is licensed they will have mathematical, plumbing as well as drafting skills with the ability to read blueprints and knowledge of local plumbing codes. All of the above will help you receive quality service.

11. INSURANCE: Ask your potential plumber if he is insured. Ask for a copy of his or her insurance policy.

12. CALL TO VERIFY: Confirm that the plumber’s license is current.

13. PERMITS: Just in case you may need a permit to have the plumber do certain work, ensure that you ask the plumber to obtain the necessary permits.

14. CLEAN UP: Hire the kind of plumber who states in his or her contract that they will assume responsibility for any and all clean up. to compare prices, but it is important to note that the lowest price isn’t always the best route to take. An experienced, qualified plumber may charge a higher hourly rate, but they will always know the most cost effective way to resolve your problem on the first try! And that could save you a lot of money.

15. AFFORDABLE PAYMENTS: Go with a plumber that offers financing just in case. At least you will know if you should happen to have a problem with paying the full amount that financing would be available.

16. ASK FOR REFERRALS: Get as many as you can from family, friends and co-workers.

Do you happen to know a good Plumber? Do your homework, especially online to find a reputable plumber in the area in which you live. Start googling and educate yourself on the subject of the importance of hiring a good plumber. Once you find a potential, make sure you ask if they guarantee their work.

10 Skin Care Tips For Women Over 50

Taking care of your skin is a must at any age. But once you cross 40, you need to kick it up a notch with a few extra steps. Age really takes a toll on your skin. It weakens the collagen structures impacting the texture and tone of your skin. The result, you are left to grapple with ugly wrinkles and blotchy sagging skin.

While you simply can’t turn the clock back on life, you can at least age gracefully. And, here are 10 beauty and skin care tips to do so.

1. Go easy on the makeup

Women over 50 should opt for light, more natural looking makeup. Make sure you are using the right makeup. The makeup items should be of good quality. It should also be designed for your skin type.

2. Don’t step out without sunscreen

The sun causes more damage to your skin than anything else. It is the culprit for wrinkles and brown spots. Build your skin’s defense by applying a sunscreen every day. Slather it generously on your face, neck and hands. Don’t settle for any sunscreen less than 30 SPF. Carry a travel size sunscreen in your handbag so that you can reapply it whenever necessary.

You can also reduce exposure to the sun by wearing long sleeved shirts, sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.

3. Soothe dry skin

A common complaint in women over 50 is that their skin appears parched and listless. It tends to get flaky at times. This is because of its low moisture content caused by frequent sun exposure. Also, with age, the body’s natural ability to produce moisturizing oils is reduced.

One way to restore skin moisture is to use a moisturizer. You must moisturize the skin after a bath or a wash. You can lose lotions as well as essential oils such as almond oil. Vitamin E is an important compound in any skin product.

Don’t use cleansers that dry out the skin further. Test the product before you go all out and apply it. Opt for a creamy cleanser that leaves your face soft and supple after every wash. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water. In addition to that, you must also eat a healthy diet.

4. Avoid very hot water

Your bathing water should not be too hot. It robs the skin of its natural oils making it look dry. Let the water be lukewarm. If your skin is excessively dry, avoid washing your skin too often.

5. Exfoliate on a weekly basis

Your skin repairs itself on a daily basis. The dead cells accumulate on the top layer of the skin. It is this layer of dead skin that gives you a tired look. Hence, exfoliation on a weekly basis is a must. You must exfoliate your face as well as the body. The dry brush exfoliation technique before a bath really works wonders for your skin. It not only gets rid of dead cells but also improves blood circulation helping conditions such as varicose veins.

You can use some of the readymade facial masks and body scrubs. However, if you are only about using natural ingredients on your skin, you can make your own body scrubs.

6. Give up smoking

Smoking causes premature skin aging. So, stop smoking.

7. Anti-aging creams

While most people disclaim the need for anti-aging creams, you can use them to supply your skin with a little more collagen. Collagen is the structural protein that holds your skin together. There is a lesser amount of collagen produced as your grow older. Also, the fibers become weaker resulting in saggy, droopy skin.

Anti-aging creams help boost the natural production of collagen in the body; thus, they play a crucial role in skin repair and rejuvenation. They make the skin firmer. However, do review the products well before you buy and use them. Vitamin A products are great at improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Most of them are only available as prescription products.

8. Get enough sleep

It’s not called beauty sleep for no reason. The skin repairs and regenerates itself while you sleep. Getting 6 – 8 hours of deep sleep will conveniently take care of skin issues such as dark circles, puffy eyes and fine lines around the mouth.

9. Exercise to the rescue

Exercise can also change the way your skin looks as it improves blood circulation. It also regulates other body functions ensuring the nutrients are properly distributed across the body.

10. Check your skin

You should inspect your skin regularly. Sudden changes in the texture or tone must be brought to the notice of your doctor.

When dealing with aging skin, there’s one thing you need to remember. You might not be able to look younger than you really are. But you can definitely look good for your age and comfortable in your own skin!

Choosing A Mobile Phone And How Not To Have Sunday Morning Sex

Upon hearing that her elderly grandfather had just passed away, Katie went straight to her grandparents’ house to visit her ninety-five-year-old grandmother to comfort her. When she asked how her grandfather had died, her grandmother replied, “He had a heart attack while we were making love on Sunday morning.” Horrified, Katie told her grandmother that two people nearly a hundred years old having sex would surely be asking for trouble?

“Oh no, my dear,” replied granny. “Many years ago, realising our advanced age, we worked out the best time to do it was when the church bells started to ring. It was just the right rhythm. Nothing too strenuous, simply in on the Ding and out on the Dong.” She paused to wipe away a tear and continued, “He’d still be alive if the ice cream truck hadn’t come along.”

So, what has the above got to do with choosing the right mobile phone?

It’s about getting it right. Mobile phones are such an integral part of our business lives, with which you have the ability communicate with every part of the world. It can turn every member of your organisation into its ambassador, creating new pathways into the marketplace. So, choosing the right mobile platform for the company is something to consider wisely.

Over the years, I’ve worked with companies where the teams were using five or six different types of mobile phones, which is fine-individual choice when choosing a mobile phone is one way of doing it. But then there are all the ancillary bits that come with phones: various power leads, charging systems, cases, different apps on the interface, lens quality, and methods of storing data and information.

Who’s not shouted across a work place floor, “Who’s got a Nokia charger?” And that happens to be the day that everyone who made it into the office despite the train strike has an iPhone. So, there is a case for a company to have all its team use the same mobile phone/platform.

Mobile phones can either make your business life a misery or they can be a complete joy. The wrong phone and the wrong contract type can add grey to your temples faster than any old lady. So, which mobile phone is best for your business use? A platform that works for one company may not support another, but you know that, right?

Can you take it too far? A firm once told me they wanted not only the same phone, the same colour and the same memory capacity. And that all the apps were also to be in the same place. Wow, that has to be the Hilton Hotel of mobile phone interfaces. I can see their point, the rationale being that each and every member of the company knew exactly how to use the phone-the company essentially had eighty-nine experts all on the same phone.

So, if someone said, “Where’s the App for futures markets?” for example, I can tell you now that the App was top left, two down. Mobile phone interface shorthand is a good thing, but we do like to give them our own character. For instance: my Skype App is just in the right place, right hand side two up-this is the length of my right thumb and I can reach the weather App from here. I’ll have it here. Or how the green of my travel app looks quite nice next to the red and white of the You Tube App, all technical stuff.

BOOM, it’s out the door and I’ll take all the mobiles we have and trade them in for a bulk order of iPhone 7’s. No; hold on to your mobile phone until it dies. Keep using the phone until it can’t be repaired or there are no more updates for the platform you’re on. Then when it’s done, give it to your kids or to charity (WWF is a good one).

Pointers for when your contract date comes up:

  • Consider this: when it comes to end of contract time, make a list of the things you want from your mobile-make sure the mobile phone platform (iOS, Android etc) fits your needs and not the other way around.
  • Don’t get into a mobile contract just because the iPhone 7 looked good on the tube poster. Which is better for the company-smartphone or dumbphone? It’s hard to download a malicious app onto your company network through a dumbphone.
  • Some industries and government institutions require dumbphones only, for security issues-no camera and they are substantially cheaper.
  • Pricing: which is better value for the company-a two year or three-year contract? Which length fits in with your plans for staffing and or expansion?
  • Just before you upgrade your phones-will everything sync? Check whether moving mobile platforms will create any electronic cul-de-sacs in your office.
  • If you do decide the grass is greener and you’re going to swap over to another platform, it’s not tooooooo difficult, it just requires careful planning. There are plenty of Apps and the Cloud to help you swap information over carefully.
  • And finally, if your mobile phone does have bells and whistles on it, make sure they don’t all go off at the same time. You want to make it to ninety-six, don’t you?

The Six Classes of Nutrients and Their Functions

Nutrients are chemicals found in foods that are essential to human growth and function. There are six classes of nutrients: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. All six have certain functions that target a different body part, and together, they ensure the state of our overall health. Some of the different functions of some nutrients are listed below in more detail:

Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins

Carbohydrates, fats and proteins are listed in one category because they are called macro-nutrients, meaning they are needed in large amounts. This is because you get most of your energy from foods that contain carbohydrates, fats or proteins and the energy we need for basic functioning and physical activity also comes from these nutrients. Carbohydrates are the primary source of fuel for our bodies, especially for our brain and during physical activity. On the other hand, fats are an important energy source when our bodies are at rest and during low-intensity exercises. Proteins support the growth, repair and maintenance of tissues. The following are the foods that contain good sources of carbohydrates, fats and proteins:

  • Carbohydrates: vegetables, whole wheat pasta, whole grain bread
  • Fats: oils such as vegetable, canola and flaxseed
  • Proteins: fish, legumes, nuts

Vitamins

Vitamins are an essential nutrient because they build and maintain healthy bones and muscle tissue. They also support our immune system, maintain the health of our blood, and ensure healthy vision. Vitamins are micro-nutrients, meaning they are needed in small amounts to sustain our normal health and body functions. Some examples of common vitamins are Vitamin C and K, and the many B Vitamins.

Minerals

Minerals assist in the regulation of many body functions, some of which involve regulating fluids and producing energy and health of our bones and blood. This nutrient also helps rid our body of harmful byproducts of metabolism. Some examples of well-known minerals are calcium, potassium, sodium and iron.

Water

Water is one of the most important nutrients mainly because it is extremely important for our survival. The appropriate intake of water maintains the balance of fluids inside and outside of our cells. Water is also critical because it assists in the regulation of nerve impulses, the excretion of waste products, muscle contractions and nutrient transport. We consume water in solid forms such as fruits and vegetables as well as in liquid form such as juices and soups. Drinking eight to ten glasses of water will ensure that all the above body functions are carried out properly.

Overall, with the regular intake of the needed amounts of each of these six nutrients, you are able to maintain a desirable body weight.

Invicta Watch Reliability – An Invicta Watch Dealer’s Take

Recently, I received a call from a customer who was unhappy about his recent purchase. He had purchased an Invicta Watch with a Swiss Quartz Movement. After approximately six months of use, the watch began running quickly. I suggested the customer send in their watch to Invicta’s authorized service center. Invicta fixed the watch, but sent a bill for repairs. The buyer asked me to pay the bill. I told the buyer that the watch came only with a manufacturer warranty. I cannot afford to fix everyone’s watch. It is the manufacturer’s responsibility. While I wish this never happened it does. There are however Invicta products that are more reliable than others.

As stated earlier the watch the customer had purchased possessed a Swiss Quartz movement. While the Swiss have the best reputation for creating fine timepieces, this is mainly limited to mechanical movements that are either self-winding or automatic. Their reputation for quartz movements on the other hand is non-existent. Most of Invicta’s watches are quartz. I recommend customers buying a quartz Invicta Watch purchase a Watch with a Japanese quartz movement.This is a similar movement that Japanese watch brands such as Casio, Seiko, and Citizen us.e. These brands have much better reliability reputations. An Invicta Watch with a Japanese quartz movement is just as reliable as any of the Japanese brands, I never receive complaints about these watches. If your looking for an Invicta Watch and reliability is a concern, please buy a Japanese Quartz.

Of course Invicta offers more than just quartz watches. they also offer mechanical self-winding and automatic watches. How do they perform? The answer is not straight forward. Automatic watches are usually quite good. In particular, automatic watches with a Swiss ETA movement are excellent. ETA manufactures about 90% of the world’s automatic movements, this movement however tends to only be featured on Invicta’s more expensive watches, usually $500 plus. Non-ETA movements are usually manufactured by Invicta and surprisingly are generally reliable. The watch will probably not last multiple generations but they usually do not break after six months either. Invicta automatic watches can start as low as $50 too so they are not too expensive. All self-winding Invicta watch movements are manufacture made. While I have received no complaints about these, I sell very few of them. As such I do not feel qualified to make an opinion. they are however inexpensive and start around $100.