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Best Food & Vegetable Steamer - Safer & Faster than Steel - Total Healthy Cooking Package: Video + eBook + Bonuses - Basket Works Perfectly in Pressure Cookers, Microwaves - Highest Grade of Silicone
Best Food & Vegetable Steamer - Safer & Faster than Steel - Total Healthy Cooking Package: Video + eBook + Bonuses - Basket Works Perfectly in Pressure Cookers, Microwaves - Highest Grade of Silicone
Offered by Maison Parfaite
Price: $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A Neat Little Silicone Steamer !, June 25, 2016
This Maison Parfaite Silicone Steamer is extremely useful in the kitchen. When the package arrives, open the contents and watch the video on Mphomeware dot com/vid. The video depicts the correct use of the product within minutes.

The beauty of this steamer is that the food never touches the bottom of the pot while cooking. It rests on a small platform. There are holes throughout the bottom part of the steamer to allow air bubbles to hit the food while cooking uniformly. In addition, there are dual silicone handles to pick up the steamer from the pot after the cooking is complete. Just wait a few minutes for the pot to cool down. It's that easy.

This steamer is perfect for veggies like corn, okra, broccoli, carrots and many others. This is a great purchase at a competitive price. The reviewer asked for and received a free sample for purposes of testing the product and rendering an honest appraisal.

Finally, consumers need to know that the silicone is safe. Here is a link to Dr Andrew Weil MD:

"The advantages of silicone include heat resistance, flexibility, the fact that it can go directly from the oven or microwave into the refrigerator or freezer and that it is generally easy to clean. Silicone containers are also environmentally friendly; the snap-on lids can eliminate the need for plastic wrap or aluminum foil." Retrieved from {[...] }


Viva Naturals Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother, 32 oz - BEST TASTING, Raw, Unfiltered & Undiluted, Non-GMO
Viva Naturals Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother, 32 oz - BEST TASTING, Raw, Unfiltered & Undiluted, Non-GMO
Offered by Viva Naturals
Price: $21.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Helpful Product With Many Useful Applications !, June 23, 2016
The Viva Naturals Organic Apple Cider Vinegar has a pleasant smell. It tastes good without being too pungent like the generic store brands. Simply add 1 tbsp to a cup of water before meals. The natural ferment process gives the organic apple cider vinegar a distinctive tangy but pleasant taste. A high quality product like Viva should have an alkalizing effect too.

A sample of the research states the following:
"While apple cider vinegar probably won’t make you skinny, it does appear to help with diabetes and blood sugar control." This statement is by Dr. Carol Johnston PhD of the Arizona State University nutrition program. Dr Johnston PhD has been studying apple cider vinegar for more than a decade and believes its effects on blood sugar are similar to certain medications. Retrieved from { Webmd dot com/diet/obesity/apple-cider-vinegar-and-health }

This reviewer asked for and received a sample for testing purposes and formulating an independent honest appraisal. The product was consumed and found to be very helpful for the typical applications cited by the manufacturer. Apple cider vinegar may be used for other purposes. For instance, a solution of apple cider vinegar and soap water may be used to attract household gnats to kill them. This solution works well and rids the house of these unwanted insects - especially around fruit scraps.


PROVIOTIC: The Purest On Earth Probiotic For Men, Women And Kids, No Other Ingredients, For Travellers, 24 Once Daily Chewable Tablets, 2 X More Effective Than Capsules, 90-Day Money Back Guarantee
PROVIOTIC: The Purest On Earth Probiotic For Men, Women And Kids, No Other Ingredients, For Travellers, 24 Once Daily Chewable Tablets, 2 X More Effective Than Capsules, 90-Day Money Back Guarantee
Offered by Nutrition Only
Price: $40.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Probiotic For Health Buffs!, June 23, 2016
This Proviotic has an earthy taste and is said to contain a plant-based formulae from a flower grown in Bulgaria. This reviewer has taken probiotics for years and they have helped with many gastrointestinal issues. Chief among the issues is the placement of good bacterial cultures into the gastrointestinal tract. Of course, an organically derived probiotic will be superior to an inorganic preparation because the body can recognize the organic ingredients and absorb them into the body for an optimal effect. The preparation smells like a cereal and has a bland taste.

This reviewer asked for and received a free sample for testing purposes and an honest appraisal of the product. The product works. You should advise the medical provider of all natural organic, as well as, inorganic substances you take as part of the health maintenance regimen.


Carlton Sheets - How to Buy Your First Home or Investment Property with No Down Payment - Step-By-Step Manual [Sealed Sheets With Holes for a 3-Ring Binder]
Carlton Sheets - How to Buy Your First Home or Investment Property with No Down Payment - Step-By-Step Manual [Sealed Sheets With Holes for a 3-Ring Binder]
Offered by Atlantic Sale
Price: $39.39
2 used & new from $32.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Really Helpful And Well Constructed For Buyers, Sellers and Investors!, June 22, 2016
This is an important book to own if you are going to buy real estate or make investments in real estate. Carlton teaches the subject thoroughly. He emphasizes the basic rules over and over again.

The most basic rule is "location, location, location". A prime location virtually always holds its value. During the '08 crash and the aftermath, prime locations in areas like Westchester County held their value in accordance with this fundamental law.

Another important aspect is to acquire good title-unencumbered by things like mechanics liens. The next thing to look for is a solid cash flow that pays the bills on the property and leaves cash left over for the investor. Carlton provides lots of detailed checklists which remind prospective buyers or investors what to look for before closing a deal.

This book is worth its weight in gold whether or not you have a good legal representation. There are so many pitfalls out there, investors need a product like "No Down Payment" to make sure that all the bases are covered before committing to a final course of action.


WOWTOU Tactical Hunting Fishing Flashlight 200 Lumens LED CREE Q5 Green Lighting with Gun Mount (Black)
WOWTOU Tactical Hunting Fishing Flashlight 200 Lumens LED CREE Q5 Green Lighting with Gun Mount (Black)
Offered by eZone LED Lighting Deals
Price: $19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A Nice Flashlight With A Strong Lighting Source!, June 17, 2016
The WOWTOU Tactical Flashlight is built to last for many years. The device is heavy and it throws off a powerful light with a 12 foot diameter or more onto the nearest wall. The light green image is easy on the eyes-especially at night. The unit comes with a metallic mount for use on a railing or bicycle handle. The flashlight stores easily in a small tool chest or auto compartment.

The light has a powerful center focus to zero in on specific items like a coin or pair of keys on the ground at night. For the price, the unit is a wonderful value and it's easy to use.

The reviewer asked for and received a free sample in order to make an honest appraisal of the flashlight. The product works well.


Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets
Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets
by Kevin Maney
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $18.63
45 used & new from $12.48

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Helpful Resource !, June 15, 2016
"Play Bigger": teaches the importance of building ecosystems of customers, suppliers, developers, partners and affiliates. The mechanics of establishing dominance are set forth through processes of technological innovation, networking, economies of scale and branding. The idea is to articulate a need, develop and dominate the market or a segment thereof.

The process of developing a new category is explained fully. An example is Robotic Surgery. The idea behind robotic surgery is to perform surgical procedures with precision while minimizing invasive cutting of body parts in the process. Conditioning the market to demand the new and unobvious solution is important too. If consumers demand a product, then the justification for making it is self evident and the impediments to bring the product to market are reduced or eliminated.

At bottom, a new product has to offer something big, bold, unobvious and new. Then, the company will have the case to develop a moat to protect the product from competition through various means like a patent. "Play Bigger" by Al Ramadan et al. teaches these things and more. As such, the book is a solid read for inquiring minds.


Bukm 6-Outlet Home/Office 1625W/13A Surge Protector Power Strip with 8 USB Charging Ports (10A Max) for iPhone SE/6S/6S Plus, iPad, Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, Nexus, Tablets, HTC M9, LG and More
Bukm 6-Outlet Home/Office 1625W/13A Surge Protector Power Strip with 8 USB Charging Ports (10A Max) for iPhone SE/6S/6S Plus, iPad, Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, Nexus, Tablets, HTC M9, LG and More
Offered by Bukms
Price: $26.99
2 used & new from $26.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Power Control and Surge Unit !, June 11, 2016
The Bukm Outlet for the Home/Office 1625W/13A with surge is easy to assemble and works like a charm. This reviewer uses the device to plug in multiple appliances while being able to charge the cell phone simultaneously. The unit is built well with surge protection and a red shut off switch. The plugs have a space for grounding too. Generally, the claims of the manufacture are true. This reviewer asked for and received a free sample unit for testing purposes and rendering an unbiased assessment. In short, the unit works well.

Generally, these claims are true:
o Combo of power strip and USB charger, 6-Outlet surge protector and 8-Port USB charging station ideal for powering up to 14 electronic devices simultaneously, slim and lightweight, convenient design for home, office and travel.

o 8 Smarts USB ports (2.4A*4, 1A*4 Max 10A) with surge protection charge 8 mobile devices simultaneously while keeping appliances safe, perfect for charging tablets, smartphones, digital cameras and other USB devices.

o Overload automatic power-off power adapter, to safeguard your home laptops, computers, laser printers, table lamp, modems and all connected electronics from voltage fluctuations, surges, and short circuits.

o Keyhole slots on the back allow you to mount it on the wall or baseboard. A single touch on/off power switch with integrated circuit breaker for overload protection of all outlets...


Pensionless: The 10-Step Solution for a Stress-Free Retirement
Pensionless: The 10-Step Solution for a Stress-Free Retirement
by Emily Brandon
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.16
50 used & new from $5.54

5.0 out of 5 stars Another Helpful Resource For Retirees and Near-Retirees !, June 4, 2016
The thrust of this book involves strategies to maximize earnings over a working career. Emily provides ways to boost earnings. In addition, there is a discussion on maximizing the social security payout by working for 35 years or more and delaying the claim for benefits closer to age 70.

The author points out that workers can earn up to $15.7T in the current year without affecting benefits. There are strategies to maximize your 401K too. Annuities are a popular way to enhance Social Security, although a fixed annuity may be safer in areas where the annuity contract can be guaranteed up to a predetermined amount. i.e. New York

Overall, the book is a helpful resource for retirees.


The 100 Best Stocks to Buy in 2016
The 100 Best Stocks to Buy in 2016
by Peter Sander
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.71
39 used & new from $5.22

4.0 out of 5 stars A Helpful Resource In Any Event !, June 4, 2016
Generally, the book is helpful in identifying top stocks over the long term. Sander cites "Forever Stocks" like Kimberly Clark and some aggressive investments like Oracle, Paychex, Car Max and Deere.

The thrust of the author's argument is to buy value and tangible worth. The best time to buy value is in a new offering on the pink sheets or after a huge stock market crash when even great stocks are depressed significantly. One of the most important determinants of value is buying a company with a strong competitive moat like Coca Cola, Pepsi, Bayer and many others.

This book is still worth buying because there is a lot of centralized statistics gathering on great stocks. As such, the author has done quite a bit of background research which is helpful but not the full story. At bottom, the book is still worth buying because the acquisition will save you a lot of up front analysis on some excellent stocks.


America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great
America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great
Offered by HarperCollins Publishing
Price: $8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Start On Some Intractable Challenges !, June 4, 2016
Dr Carson MD has written a very helpful book which documents America's greatness in a number of important areas. The book begins with a discussion of government from the early origins. The discussion includes Moses, the Senate, Congress, family groups and the population.

Dr Carson MD states that the checks are out of balance largely due to entrenchment and special interests. In some ways, very little has changed with regard to special interests since 33AD. Following this, Dr Carson discusses that there are too many regulations and that the special interest groups have become a defacto 4th branch of government. The author recognizes that fiscal responsibility, accountability and transparency are the hallmark of a high moral tone in the conduct of fair governance .

Dr Carson MD reminds us of the importance of reading since our Founding Fathers had great personal libraries at their personal disposal. Frederick Douglass mentioned the importance of reading to break loose from the shackles of slavery. The book discusses capitalism and the free market. In fact, the author states that both systems have the problem of differential treatment of the citizenry. Capitalism had the child labor and low wage issues while socialism had Gosplan and the high degree of entrenched centralization. At bottom, both systems need to have a well controlled social safety net with fail safe mechanisms. Dr Carson MD believes that the reward should fit the performance. Essentially, this is the affirmation of the meritocracy in action.

Dr Carson MD had much to say about medicine itself. He fears that medical students these days specialize based upon a high level of expected debt rather than a significant interest in the preferred or first choice specialization for each medical student. The book doesn't mention about reauthorizing the Hill Burton Act of 1946. In the late 90s, increments in the Hill Burton Act of 1946 were defunded so that the current program will run out once the existing medical facility mortgages have been repaid by the medical facilities and colleges.

In actuality, the Hill Burton Act of 1946 should be reauthorized to build new medical schools because the population has grown from 180MM to 320MM in the short 60 year period between the conclusion of the Eisenhower/Kennedy Administrations and the present. In addition, medicine itself has to be at the forefront in limiting junk food consumption as a condition precedent to preventing avoidable medical interventions. There are other areas on the horizon for practicing medicine. These areas are robotic surgery, emcellular transplants, 3D body part manufacture, standardizing the patient encounter form, credit card medical records and patenting unobvious combinations of vitamins, herbs and other naturally based substances.


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