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Red Palm Oil (100% Pure) - 33.81 Oz.
Red Palm Oil (100% Pure) - 33.81 Oz.
Offered by akshar_trading
Price: $15.40
7 used & new from $9.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Quality Product, November 24, 2014
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I have cooked with red palm oil before, so I know what it should taste like, and this is NOT it. It was rancid and ruined the food I tried to cook with it.


The No OM Zone
The No OM Zone
DVD ~ Kimberly Fowler
Price: $11.43
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Both Too Fast and Too Easy, January 28, 2014
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This DVD is pointless. It claims to have three 15-minute yoga sessions, but each session begins and ends the same way, so actually each section is 10 minutes long.

There is virtually NO strength or flexibility training in these short programs. In yoga you need to hold each pose for five to ten breaths, but Kimberly holds each pose for about 2 seconds. Those who are new to yoga will get lost, and those who know yoga will be bored. She suggests you pause the DVD if you want to hold a pose, but who wants to do yoga with a remote in hand?

On another note, Kimberly Fowler has had waaaaay too much work done on her face. It is a creepy botox nightmare that I do not enjoy watching while doing yoga.

I have been doing yoga for 15 years and like the strength and flexibility it can build, but don't care for the chakra talk and chanting, so I thought I would like this video. It is a definite pass. Don't bother. Only the most out of shape person would get any benefit from this DVD.
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The Albigenses, A Romance: Volume IV
The Albigenses, A Romance: Volume IV
by Charles Robert Maturin
Edition: Paperback
Price: $23.29
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad photocopy., December 7, 2013
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This is a terrible photo-reproduction. The text is almost unreadable and the book format is HUGE and cumbersome to carry. Such a waste of money, yet the only affordable option of obtaining this text!


Picasso: The Man and His Work - Part 1 (1881-1937)
Picasso: The Man and His Work - Part 1 (1881-1937)
DVD ~ Pablo Picasso
Price: $13.99
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring and Vague, September 8, 2013
This video does the seemingly impossible--makes the life and work of Picasso seem incredibly boring. There is virtually no biography and what is given is quite general. The life of Picasso is glossed over and few concrete details are given. Instead, most of the video consists of still shots of Picasso's paintings over time, yet most of the shots crop the images and eliminate important details in his works. Few images are discussed, instead they are simply shown for a few seconds along with the date and title. I am an art teacher and know if I show this video in class my students will revolt--it is so dull and seems to have little point. The maker, Edward Quinn, was friends with Picasso and seems like he didn't want to do anything that might reveal anything about Picasso's life. This video is dull dull dull.


Jillian Michaels Extreme Shed & Shred
Jillian Michaels Extreme Shed & Shred
DVD ~ Jillian Michaels
Offered by amazingwildcat
Price: $6.75
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One of Jillian's least annoying work-outs, July 24, 2013
My biggest problem with Jillian Michaels is how much she talks. She's so persistent in her philosophy it's like taking an annoying class in exercise brainwashing. She doesn't get as annoying on this video, though her "pep talk" during final relaxation gets a bit shrill. She needs to tone it down a notch, but great work-out with multiple levels.


Women's Health: The Wedding Workout
Women's Health: The Wedding Workout
DVD ~ Marie Forleo
Offered by KJ Developers
Price: $5.55
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good beginner workout, July 15, 2013
This is a good, gentle workout for people new to exercise. Veterans will find it too basic and boring. This is what I do when I'm tired and want an easy day. If I want to make it more challenging I strap on ankle and wrist weights and use heavier weights when lifting.


Women's Health: Perfect Body Workout
Women's Health: Perfect Body Workout
DVD ~ Amy Dixon
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Price: $9.99
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Amy's Best for Women's Health, November 4, 2012
I have Amy's other two videos for Women's Health and really like them. They're fun and challenging and Amy's not annoying like other fitness guides. Her talking is to give instruction, not to yell at you like Gillian Michaels.

However, this video is both waaay easier (even though it's longer) and waaay more confusing than her other videos. At the end I wasn't even sweating. During the cardio and strength portion she seemed determine to do as many short complicated movements as possible. You'd do eight counts on each side and then you'd never do it again. Her other videos have more plyometrics and are easier to follow, so you really get into it and burn many more calories.

I'd recommend her other two. This one isn't worth it.


Bedbug Hell (How I Survived It)
Bedbug Hell (How I Survived It)
by Mags Mauro
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.50
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Erroneous information, extremely repetitive, June 9, 2012
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All these 5-star reviews must be from friends and family of the author because this book is NOT well-written. It follows no sort of flow or story line, and the author repeats herself over and over and over. This book could have been half as long. The formatting with spaces between the paragraphs and constant underlining and bold-face fonts is juvenile.

More than that, this book has a lot of bad information--the author uses WIKIPEDIA as her main footnote source! Bedbugs do NOT transmit disease, but they do make you a hot paranoid stressed-out sleep-deprived mess. Also, if they were in every single location in NYC, as the author would have us believe, then all New Yorkers would be miserable.

The author one night suddenly finds "thousands" of bedbugs in her bed, sink, and eggs all over her clothes. This doesn't happen over night--this takes time! Also, bedbugs stay hidden--you don't just see them all over your sink, nor are their eggs easy to detect. You don't open your drawers one day to find white eggs everywhere. She argues that the Defense Council's advice of drying clothes on high to kill eggs doesn't work, nor, she says, does freezing work. Really? She whines constantly about all the expensive things she had throw out. But she didn't have to. I had bed bugs. This is how I got rid of them:

1. Encase mattress and sofa in bedbug-proof cases from Protect-a-Bed and SofaSafe.
2. Wash and dry all clothes, curtains, etc. on high and seal in plastic bags.
3. Take apart bed frame and dresser, spray down with alcohol and Murphy's oil soap.
4. Wash floor with Murphy's oil soap.
5. Seal floors and baseboards with several thick coats of water-based polyurethane.
6. Use a duster to spray organic food-grade diatomaceous earth all around bed, under shelves, along corners, etc.
7. Weekly sweep/vacuum powder, clean floors with Murphy's soap, and reapply diatomaceous earth when floors are dry.

Organic food-grade diatomaceous earth is safe for humans but desiccates insects, including bedbugs. It takes about two weeks to take effect, but keep this process up and in two or three months you're bedbug free. You can also apply double-sided tape to your bed to catch bugs.

If your infestation is extreme like Mags was, you can bag things and put them in storage for 16 months to starve them. You don't have to throw it all out! Plus you can now hire heat-treatments. They can cost $2000, but one treatment kills all the bugs. ALL!

I find it very odd that everywhere Mags went there were bugs--this is probably because she was bringing them with her! Also, the psychological damage caused by these bugs can explain it as well--not every black or white dot is a bedbug. Sometimes bites will return months after they've healed--so you don't have new bites, just old ones saying hello. Sometimes I would wake up thinking I had a bite, I would see the red welt, but the next morning there was nothing there. Freaky. You also don't feel the bites as they occur--Mags would have you believe that. They use an anesthetic, so you feel it either shortly after if you're very sensitive (like me) or hours later. Or, if you're blessed to not be sensitive to these bugs, not at all.

Bottom line, this is a poorly written, annoying book to read. You do get the name of some good doctors as well as pest control companies to avoid, so it's not entirely useless.
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BugZip Medium Bed-Bug Resistant Suitcase and Clothing Encasement, BZ200
BugZip Medium Bed-Bug Resistant Suitcase and Clothing Encasement, BZ200
Offered by A-2-Z Enterprise
Price: $8.99
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money, March 23, 2012
These are cheaply made and can't possibly work--there are massive holes around the beginning and end of the zipper. The zipper does not close all the way. And the plastic smells horrible. The Ziploc totes are not suitable if you have bedbugs, either, as they have mesh opening around the zipper, allowing critters to come and go as they please. There does not seem to be a suitable product on the market for keeping your clothes safe in your drawers, unless you want to keep everything in individual plastic baggies!


BugZip Bed-Bug Resistant Drawer Liner Encasement, BZ400
BugZip Bed-Bug Resistant Drawer Liner Encasement, BZ400
Offered by A-2-Z Enterprise
Price: $6.99
6 used & new from $5.00

1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money, March 23, 2012
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These are cheaply made and can't possibly work--there are massive holes around the beginning and end of the zipper. The zipper does not close all the way. And the plastic smells horrible. The Ziploc totes are not suitable if you have bedbugs, either, as they have mesh opening around the zipper, allowing critters to come and go as they please. There does not seem to be a suitable product on the market for keeping your clothes safe in your drawers, unless you want to keep everything in individual plastic baggies!


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